(EAW intro plays.)
(A recap is shown of Voltage’s highlights from Territorial Invasion. The first highlight shows Sienna Jade defending her National Elite Championship against Adam Lucas and Shane Gates, where she would retain after stealing the pin from Adam Lucas. The next recap shows Parental Advisory’s match against Donovan Duke and Azrael for number one contendership to the Unified Tag Team Championships, where Parental Advisory would win with a series of dirty tactics. The next highlight is of the huge Brand Warfare match. With Minerva, TLA, and Ahren Fournier remaining, Voltage would secure the win after working together to eliminate their final opponent Chris Elite. Afterwards, the recap shows Rex McAllister’s brutal street fight against SOSA Henderson for the EAW Championship, where SOSA Henderson would dethrone Rex and win his first World Championship. Next, the recap shows the chaotic inferno match between Kasey Kaos and Ms. Extreme, which resulted in a no contest after Kasey dragged both herself and Ms. Extreme through the flames. Finally, the recap shows the main event, Wargames. It shows Malcolm Jones nearly finishing the match just for Drake King to pull Malcolm off of the cover, claiming that he needed to be the one to finish the match before Dynasty would capitalize, taking out the members of team Voltage before pinning Xavier Williams with an incredible shooting star press off of the cage, leaving Darcy May Morgan and Malcolm Jones disgusted with Drake’s actions.)
(As the recap ends, the camera fades to the new World 1 Theatre in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The camera shows all of the virtual fans in attendance cheering, before soon cutting to the commentary table.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first Voltage in the World 1 Theatre! As always I am James Peters, and with me is Rich Russillo and Perspehone Tsitsipas, and what a night this will be!
Rich Russillo: That’s right, we’re coming off of an incredible Territorial Invasion, and there is so much to talk about. Voltage took home the win in Brand Warfare, and they came so close to taking it in Wargames as well…
James Peters: But thanks to Drake King they didn’t. Let’s not forget that insane inferno match as well as the contendership match for the Unified Tag Team Championships.
Rich Russillo: Speaking of Championships, we saw one back at Territorial Invasion as well with the EAW Champio-
Persephone: SHUT UP! SHUT THE HELL UP!
Rich Russillo: :krabs:
Persephone: Don’t talk about that match. I never want to hear about it again.
James Peters: Well… You might not like what all this is for then.
(In the ring there’s a lot of decorations, special lights, music, and bitches that are cheering and dancing with alcohol. There’s a lot going on, and after a few moments the World 1 Theatre goes wild as Chief Keef steps out to the stage. The instrumental to ‘Faneto’ begins to play, and Chief Keef begins rapping the song live as the virtual fans begin cheering, with a few boos still being heard.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… Please welcome the NEW EAW CHAMPION…. “BULLETPROOF” SOOOOSSSSAAAAAA HHEEEENNNDDDEEERRRSSSOOOOONNNN!!!!!
Persephone: I need to get out of here.
(Pyro soon shoots out the stage, and SOSA Henderson then comes out to the stage with the EAW Championship around his waist as the Theatre gives an even louder mixed reaction. He has even more bitches surrounding him on his way to the ring, accompanying him as he joins in on what looks to be a celebration for him. After a short while, “SOSA” chants are started by the women in the ring that soon spreads even through the virtual crowd, which shows some parents having to cover their kids eyes in some of the screens. Once SOSA enters the ring, it becomes almost a full blown party. Hennessy is flowing everywhere, all of the women are dancing and trying to get close to SOSA, and SOSA is even taking body shots off of some of the women. Chief Keef continues his performance as the party continues, meanwhile Persephone is on the verge of tears and is trying her best to leave but James and Rich stop her. After a few minutes, SOSA is given a microphone and the music stops. The women haven’t left his side, but the camera cuts towards SOSA’s face as he begins to speak.)
SOSA Henderson: You see this? See all this? At Territorial Invasion I told y’all what I was gonna do. I told y’all I was taking bland ass Rex’s Championship, and now look at me! I’m the EAW Champion, I’m the biggest star on the Voltage roster, just like I been saying since day one! I saw the look on your faces. I know y’all didn’t expect this, but guess who did? Guess who knew from the beginning that this was gonna happen? SOSA knew. This win is shocking to everyone else but me. Go back to what I told Rex when I first challenged him. Listen to what I told his ass every single week! I said I’d beat his ass and take his title, and not only did I do that but I embarrassed him every step of the way. I outsmarted him on multiple occasions and since he swore I had something to prove, I proved that I was better than him. I proved that I deserved to be EAW Champion, and now nobody can tell me shit, this is my show!
(The virtual crowd gives a mixed reaction. On one hand, SOSA did a lot of dirty things to get to the title and Rex was a fan favorite, however his performance was amazing at Territorial Invasion and he actually managed to live up to his words. SOSA soon takes the Championship off from around his waist, and then raises it up before speaking.)
SOSA Henderson: This was the biggest win in my career. This Championship meant more to me than anything else at Territorial Invasion, and I did everything it took in order for me to win this. It meant the world to me having HBB greet me there backstage, and if there’s anyone I owe a piece of this Championship to it’s him. He’s the reason I’ve come as far as I have, and I probably wouldn’t even have a career here if it wasn’t for that man. He played a huge role in my career, but the rest of this Championship is for no one else but me. I never counted myself out and y’all know that. I believed in myself every step of the way and look where it got me. Look what happened because of me never doubting myself! I lived up to my words when y’all favorite Rex McAllister said I couldn’t do it. He spent weeks dickeating talking about how I’m not Championship material, and because of me he doesn’t have a Championship of his own. I knew what I was doing when I made that match. I knew I could beat Rex as soon as I challenged him in the first place, now all of you know it too. Now you know better than to keep doubting me, because I will shatter your expectations every single time. This is a new era here on Voltage, and I couldn’t be happier sitting at the top. I promise to shake shit up around here, and this title reign is about to go down in history as one of best this place has ever seen!
(The virtual fans begin cheering, and SOSA allows some of the women around him to hold the Championship, putting it back around his waist for him as he begins to speak once again.)
SOSA Henderson: I don’t know who I’mma be facing at Wicked Games but I don’t really care either. I’m ready for anyone, and whoever steps up is gonna have their ass knocked right back down just like Rex. I don’t care if it’s Drake King who really didn’t do shit for me and needs to stop this fake God shit. I don’t care if it’s Malcolm Jones who couldn’t even lead a successful Wargames team. I definitely don’t care if it’s Darcy May Morgan, but if she knew better she’d just focus on the Universal Women’s Championship and keep that briefcase. I don’t care if it’s lameass Terry Chambers or TLA. I don’t care if it’s that goth bitch Minerva, whoever it is WILL be sent home empty handed like Rex McAllister. Y’all are gonna have to deal with me as EAW Champion for a very long time whether you like it or not. I earned this Championship and I’m not losing it to nobody. There ain’t nobody Voltage has to offer that I’m scared of. There ain’t nobody more essential to this brand than SOSA. Nobody deserves this Championship more than me, so come on. Send your best. I’ll take on whoever at Wicked Games, makes no difference to me, ‘cause I’m leaving Wicked Games with this title regardless. This is SOSA appreciation month, and all month long I plan to celebrate myself and my greatness! Hope y’all like what you see, you’re gonna be seeing this for a very long time.
(As SOSA finishes speaking, he tosses the microphone out of the ring and turns his attention back to the women around him who immediately begin surrounding him and cheering again. Chief Keef finally begins rapping once again, allowing the celebration to continue as the World 1 Theatre gives a mixed reaction. As the celebration continues and more dancing and alcohol goes around the ring, Voltage finally fades away from ringside and goes to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Henny featuring SOSA Henderson and his bitches. Bitches love SOSA… and Hennessey :wow:)
(Voltage fades back in.)
(‘Ich Will’ by Rammstein starts playing as a fresh superstar came out for his match. It is “Rotten” Ben Roth. This match will be a test for him. To prove that he is ready, he needs to win this match. He looks up to the virtual crowd in the World 1 Theatre, showing his enthusiasm as he runs fast to the ring. Bella Braxton is ready to start her introduction.)
Bella Braxton: This singles match is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, billed from Soweto, South Africa, weighing in at 215 pounds, he is “ROTTEENNNNNNNNNNN” BEN ROTH!!!!!
James Peters: Look at that man right there. He looks fresh, he looks young and most importantly, he looks promising!
Rich Russillo: He is probably pretty confident after a great performance on Fight Grid.
Persephone: Imagine thinking that Fight Grid performances matter.
James Peters: They actually do matter because that is the introductions for these wrestlers.
Persephone: Fight Grid and Voltage are different. Just because you did great in a place that is known for losers, doesn’t mean that you can do great on Voltage.
Rich Russillo: Well, debatable.
James Peters: Speaking of Ben Roth, his opponent isn’t someone that you could easily beat so he needs to be smart.
Persephone: His opponent is literally another unknown.
(Now that Ben Roth’s entrance is done. It’s time for his opponent to enter the ring. ‘Girei’ by Yasuharo Takanashi starts playing as a very creepy monster who is seen walking to the ring. Azrael walks all by himself as we can see a little bit of his brother, Mr. Jacobs’s shadow behind him.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… from The Warehouse, weighing in at 290 pounds, AZRAEL!!!!!
James Peters: You see that? That is scary!
Persephone: It’s Halloween month so all of you got a knockoff Michael Myers right here?
Rich Russillo: I don’t see the resemblance at all.
James Peters: By the way, as you can see right now, his brother is accompanying him to the ring while everyone is waiting in silence. The creepy atmosphere. I dig it.
Rich Russillo: Both of them are interesting in their own ways so I can’t wait to see what they can show us.
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: And the match begins as Azrael is now chilling in the corner while Ben Roth is looking at him, thinking about what he should do. Azrael just nods for no reason, that was pretty weird but now they’re having a staredown. Azrael is seen asking Ben Roth to chop him. Ben Roth with a nice chop, but Azrael felt nothing! Now Azrael laughs, AND A HARD CHOP FROM AZRAEL SENT BEN ROTH DOWN!!!! Azrael quickly throws Ben Roth to the ropes, BIG BOOT! Azrael locked him in a headlock right now. Azrael is looking very dominant right now, which is not surprising to me. However, Azrael gave Ben Roth a chance by letting him go as Ben Roth grabbed the ropes.
Rich Russillo: Azrael is starting a lockup but it looks like Ben Roth won’t be too weak as he shows his strength tonight. Mr. Jacobs is telling Azrael to destroy Ben Roth and the order needs to be listened to. Azrael with a fast headlock but it’s turned into a Russian Leg Sweep from Ben Roth! Perfectly done, perfectly executed. Ben Roth quickly grabbed the legs of Azrael, Ben with some quick offense to his legs as Mr. Jacobs isn’t seen pleased. He looks disappointed more than anything.
James Peters: Ben Roth with some elbows to Azrael’s face but Azrael managed to laugh as if there was no damage done, AZRAEL PUSHED HIM AND BEN ROTH LANDS ON HIS BACK, WHAT IS THIS STRENGTH? Ben Roth looked shocked but he needed to keep his emotion out of the match. That is indeed the ultimate strategy. Focus on your movement, not on your emotion.
Rich Russillo: Ben Roth with a Kip Up and Azrael is already standing! Another lockup, this time with Ben Roth on top as he throws Azrael to the ropes, Azrael ran to him, lariat attempt and he ducked, Ben Roth went to the other side while Azrael is in front of him, elbow smash and a Snap Suplex is done! A pretty impressive maneuver one might say.
Persephone: I won’t call that impressive.
James Peters: We still need to remember, he is still a new wrestler in Elite Answers Wrestling. We need to acknowledge what he has because he could be our world champion in the future. We never know.
Rich Russillo: Exactly. After the impactful Snap Suplex, Ben Roth chose to chill out in the corner, taunting Azrael! Alright, that is not impressive. Taunting your opponent is literally giving them a chance to recover. Roth saw a chance as Azrael is getting u- WOAH, what is that?!
James Peters: Azrael showing off his demonic powers, with that Exorcist pose! Roth should not underestimate him now, Azrael got back into the match and he is standing up again, Ben Roth loses his focus and Mr. Jacobs is sneakily grabbing his leg while he’s still at the corner, Azrael with a devastating Stingers Splash! The referee looked at Mr. Jacobs and asked him if he did anything!
Rich Russillo: What a sneaky bastard! Look at him, he is now clapping at Azrael after what he did. Pretty disgusting stuff, Azrael now lifting Ben Roth high up in the air, BUT HE LIFTED HIM FOR TOO LONG THAT HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE, BEN ROTH WITH A SUDDEN GERMAN SUPLEX! BEN ROTH GOT HIM UP AGAIN, HIP TOSS AND A HEADLOCK! Ben went with a couple of punches before throwing Azrael to the outside. He also went outside with h- AZRAEL WITH A LOCKUP OUT OF NOWHERE, COUNTERED BY AN OVER THE SHOULDER ARMDRAG AND AZRAEL FALLS FLAT INTO THE APRON WHILE BEN ROTH LANDED ON THE FLOOR!
James Peters: Ben Roth looked at Mr. Jacobs and he is just mocking the manager’s acts. He is clapping right now! Ben Roth right now, having an argument with Mr. Jacobs without realizing that his opponent is recovering easily!
Persephone: What an idiot.
Rich Russillo: I think that you’re supposed to say ‘rookie’. This doesn’t look like something that an idiot would do. If someone is pissed off, they would try to fight back and that is what Ben Roth is doing. However, he doesn’t realize that this is all a strategy used to manipulate him into thinking that the real thing that he should focus on is Mr. Jacobs.
Persephone: So, he’s still an idiot because he fell for that trick.
James Peters: A LARIAT TO THE BACK OF BEN ROTH’S HEAD! This is probably the punishment. Mr. Jacobs trash talking while Azrael is the one inflicting damage. Azrael throws Roth back into the ring! He went for some elbows before grabbing him up again, throwing him to the corner! Multiple kicks to Roth’s stomach! Azrael grabs him and Roth is ready to be lifted…. SITOUT POWERBOMB! Azrael is now toying with Azrael! Grabs him up again and a Biel Throw is done! Snap Suplex! Mr. Jacobs is just laughing right now, his plan is working. Azrael grabs Roth up to throw him out of the ring! He is letting Roth lose by count outs?
Referee: ONE!!!!!!! TWO!!!!! THREE!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Mr. Jacobs is sitting besides Ben Roth while he is smiling. You can see how evil he is. He asked Azrael to destroy him even more. Azrael nodded and he went outside while the referee was counting for four, Azrael asked him to stop counting and now he went outside to get Ben Roth! Azrael with multiple elbows and now he goes for a Biel Throw to the apron!!!!!! Azrael gets him back in the ring and he sits at the corner, waiting for “Rotten” Ben Roth to get up.
Persephone: Why would he call himself Rotten?
James Peters: We don’t ask people about their creativity. I mean, it’s his choice to do so. As he was getting up, Azrael ran to him, ANOTHER BIG B- Ben Roth ducked and a Dropkick was executed! Ben Roth now, with a chop to Azrael’s chest! He went to the other corner. He is charged up, CORNER DROPKICK MISSED AND HE FALLS ON HIS OWN BACK! AZRAEL LIFTS HIM UP FAST FOR A SNAP SUPLEX BUT BEN ROTH ESCAPED AGAIN, PUSHING HIM TO THE ROPES BUT AZRAEL COUNTERED, BEN ROTH WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT MISSED, AZRAEL RAN TO HIM AND OH, FINALLY A CLOTHESLINE THAT ACTUALLY LANDS! 2 CLOTHESLINE! 3 CLOTHESLINE!!!!!! HE MIGHT TAKE THIS ONE HOME!!!!! AZRAEL IS HANGING ON THE ROPES, BEN ROTH WITH A BIG B- OHHHH AZRAEL THROWS HIM OUT AND HE FLIES OUTSIDE!!!!!
Rich Russillo: He also lands on Mr. Jacobs! That is a little bit accidental! Azrael looks at him, IS AZRAEL REALLY DOING IT, TOPE CON HIL- Ben Roth with a Jumping Elbow Smash! Roth lied outside of the ring while Azrael was still grabbing his face. Azrael is sitting on a corner, on a recovery. Meanwhile, Ben Roth is on his way up again.
James Peters: Ben Roth is getting into the ring, but he is still walking outside, trying to find a safe way to get into the ring. The sight of Azrael probably scared him now. Ben Roth quickly gets in the ring and Azrael stands up! Another staredown between the two. Azrael is… What is he doing right now?
Rich Russillo: He is asking Ben Roth to give him his best shot yet, so literally he is asking Ben Roth to deliver a chop. This is a callback to the first minutes of this match, Roth delivered his chop but this time it actually has some damage on Azrael! Azrael looks back and Ben Roth quickly gets him on a headlock, Azrael pushed him to the ropes and Ben Roth quickly went with his signature Big Boot, Azrael ducked, Ben looked back, EYE RAKE! AZRAEL GRIPS HIS THROAT WITH HIS LEFT HAND! DEMON PUNCH!!!!!
James Peters: He is probably knocked out cold right now! Azrael is trying to lock Ben Roth with Last Breath but it looks like Ben Roth isn’t giving up, Ben managed to hold Azrael’s hands right now! However, Azrael is almost there!!!!!! COME ON ROTH, YOU CAN DO IT!!!! OHHH WAIT, WAIT! AZRAEL WITH LAST BREATH ON BEN ROTH, ROTH ALMOST GETTING HIS FEET TO THE ROPES BUT HE CAN’T!!! AZRAEL IS TO STRONG! HE IS TO STRONG! THE DEBUTANTE IS TAPPING OUT! HE IS TAPPING OUT! THE MATCH IS DONE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. AZRAELLL!!!!!
James Peters: What a showing by both competitors. Ben Roth managed to send a message while Azrael is just doing what Azrael does best and that is dominating his competition!
Rich Russillo: I agree. Azrael has been amazing since arriving in EAW, but Ben Roth did his best. I look forward to seeing what he can do on Voltage going forward. We can’t deny that Ben Roth has a future.
Persephone: A future in the unemployment list.
James Peters: You see, that is a little bit mean. Ben Roth did his best, but Azrael just got his numbers and he managed to destroy “Rotten” Ben Roth.
(The referee tried to raise Azrael’s hand but Azrael asked him to go away, Mr. Jacobs got into the ring and he pats Azrael in the back, congratulating him on another big victory. Meanwhile, Ben Roth is seen lying outside of the ring after that chaotic encounter. Azrael got out of the ring looking at Ben Roth and he laughed. Meanwhile, Mr. Jacobs is just following him.)
(Voltage fades to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Frank Pepe’s in New Haven featuring Mr. DEDEDE and Kassidy Heart. Drop their names and get 1% off a white clam pizza!)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the backstage area, and more specifically, the office of the Voltage Commissioner, Captain Charisma.)
(As the proud General Manager of Voltage stands leaning against the front of his desk at the office, all five members of Team Brand Warfare huddle around him. Ahren Fournier is the only one dressed in casual wear and his fur coat, Terry Chambers, TLA, Myles and Minerva are all in their wrestling gear ready to compete tonight. Myles and Minerva stand together, a little further than the rest of the group as the Captain has called them all into his office to reward them for a job well done at Territorial Invasion, where the five dominated the other two brands, leaving Minerva, TLA and Team Captain, Ahren Fournier as the only survivors.)
Captain Charisma: Gentlemen, and lady, I wanted to get you all here tonight before your respective matches on the show and first of all CONGRATULATE you on a job well done. I could not have been prouder of your efforts, to see the Team Camaraderie was an example that we ARE the absolute BEST Brand in the EAW, and I am surrounded by some of the BEST wrestlers in the industry period. Watching the five of you working as a team was inspiring and showed that your plan and efforts of understanding one another and your different backgrounds absolutely paid dividends, showing how well you understood each other had and even if some of you were facing old friends and foes, you kept it professional AND didn’t miss a beat, what you claimed became a reality and I thank you for that.
Terry Chambers: Yeah, well some of us were screwed over.
TLA: Chill vato, you were a tank out there, they didn’t know what hit them. Myles took out that marana, Xander Payne, you don’t see him being upset about not being there to the end and shit.
Myles: He’s right, mate. We may not have been there at the end, but we did our damage to set the table for Team Voltage to win. It’s on to bigger things for us.
(Minerva glides her soft hand on Myles shoulder and winks as he returns with a smirk.)
Captain Charisma: And that is what’s most important right now, you five outclassed everyone, imagine being Dynasty or Showdown right now? Fighting and finger pointing among themselves, that is not us, which is why we look at what the team did as a whole, because I am going to reward each of you with something, whether you were there at the end, or did your part, this Team wouldn’t have been successful if it wasn’t for the sum of all parts, right?
(Team Voltage all nod.)
TLA: Jefe, if you are going to reward us, I only want one thing, that pinche cabron, Drake King. Before I was put on Team Voltage, you promised me that I would get my hands on him, and well I delivered, now it’s your turn.
Captain Charisma: I did say that, and I keep my promises. You want Drake King? You got him at Wicked Games!
TLA: Si mon. But I don’t want that righteous vato in any match, I want him in the most dangerous match Voltage has, BARBED WIRED MASSACRE.
Captain Charisma: You know what, TLA? I couldn’t think of a better match and fifth installment of Barbed Wire Massacre then for TLA verses Drake King! It’s yours.
(TLA and Captain Charisma shake hands, but that doesn’t last long as Ahren Fournier cuts in.)
Ahren Fournier: Before I continue, first of all, good luck in your match at Wicked Games, TLA, we will be all rooting for you. Now, as I look around the room, I see the best collection of talent in the not only Voltage but the EAW. I must say that we as a team were the GOATS. We all went out there and did our part, and I couldn’t have been any happier with the results, but a Team of GOATS needed to be led by THE GOAT, what would be me of course. As Team Captain I made sure that my wonderful leadership led to more than just a win at Territorial Invasion, but a DOMINANT win. Which is why Captain Charisma, I will take the EAW World Championship shot that is owed to me after I defeated SOSA Henderson and actually pinned him at Bloodsport.
Captain Charisma: I must agr….
(Terry Chambers cuts in….)
Terry Chambers: What about me? Don’t you think I deserve a World Title shot? I keep getting passed by and I did just as much for this team as any member, don’t you think I earned a chance?
Captain Charisma: That is actually a very valid point, Terry. You do deserve a chance at the World Championship.
Ahren Fournier: While I appreciate what you did for Team GOAT, Terry, I actually pinned SOSA Henderson which warrants me the shot at the EAW World Title, and yes I understand your argument, tell you what, I’ll give you first crack after I beat SOSA.
Terry Chambers: I am constantly overlooked, this is my chance to wrestle SOSA and I know, all of you know I can beat him for the World Title. I deserve the chance, here Ahren. You’ve had your time there, it’s my turn.
(As the bickering goes back and forth, Minerva stands there quietly listening to the banter, Myles hasn’t said anything either.)
Ahren Fournier: I am sure you deserve a shot at the title, Terrence but….
Terry Chambers: Don’t call me Terrence.
Ahren Fournier: Relax, I…..
(The room goes quiet, Terry, Ahren and Captain Charisma turn their attention toward Minerva who takes off her sunglasses, clearing her throat.)
Minerva: On the second show of Voltage this season I was attacked by Serena Bennett, had a Crip-A-Cola busted over my head, and still wrestled injured, went out and pinned SOSA Henderson. So, I get Ahren’s claim but he’s had plenty of World Title shots and was a former champion. I get Terry, but like me I have never had an EAW World title shot. What about me? I think I deserve one too.
(Captain Charisma quickly throws his arms up before this gets out of hand.)
Captain Charisma: Okay, okay! All three of you have a claim to the World Title, there is one solution, next week on Voltage we will have a triple threat to determine the number one contender, unless you would like in on this too, Myles and I can make it a Fatal Four-Way?
Myles: No, I’m good.
Captain Charisma: Okay, then it is settled, next week on Voltage the Main Event will be Minerva versus Terry Chambers versus Ahren Fournier and the winner gets to face SOSA Henderson at Wicked Games for the EAW World Championship. Are we in agreement?
Terry Chambers: Yes.
Ahren Fournier: Fine.
Captain Charisma: Excellent, now for you Myles.
Myles: Honestly, I am fine with the opportunity to beat the very best on this stage, just give me the best competition that I can beat the hell out of and I am happy with it.
Captain Charisma: Are you sure?
Captain Charisma: Okay then, everything is settled, good luck in your matches next week and at Wicked Games.
(The five Voltage members nod, Terry and TLA pump fists, Ahren walks by Minerva and gently nods, she returns the gesture. They all walk out, even Captain Charisma, leaving Minerva and Myles alone in the office, where Minerva turns to face Myles with a brilliant smile on her face.)
Minerva: You know, I can’t help but respect what you asked for, loving to hurt people, much how I like to do and will do to Adam Lucas later as you to Shane Gates, not being about the Gold titles, consumed by the shiny reward. I admire that.
Myles: I’m speaking truth.
Minerva: I know you are, and we are going to do some damage in The Grand Prix together, that is for certain, and if I didn’t say this already, I am proud of what you did at Territorial Invasion, eliminating Xander Payne must have felt good and it was a great way to come out knowing that you finally exacted revenge. I can’t wait to enter the Grand Prix with you, we will take our pound of flesh, win the tag team titles.
Myles: I would like that, nothing more than to help you in the Grand Prix, I know what those belts mean to you, I respect it, because of why and despite my feelings toward them, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that I will do everything and anything in my power to help you be a Double Champion and we can hold those tag titles again for a second time.
Minerva: Double Champion……
(She pauses for a moment, thinking then a sheepish grin befalls her face, turning back to Myles.)
Minera: You do know, we could both be Double Champions.
Myles: What do you mean? You know that’s not what I am about.
Minerva: I know, honey, but the woman that holds the National Elite Championship is EVERYTHING you hate about this sport. The bitch is superficial, artificial, pampered, and entitled. Someone who doesn’t really believe in hard work and just wants to live off of her own name. And you are no stranger to her, remember Grand Rampage 2019?
(Myles thinks for a second, when he and Xander defeated them for the tag team titles. His eyes lock with Minerva.)
Minerva: Myles, I would never let you stray, I don’t care about the rest of these people in Voltage, but I care about you and I get this feeling you do the same for me. In my honest opinion, you should think about destroying her championship reign. I think the whole world wants to see her taken down a peg or two, think about it. I’ll see you later.
(Minerva kisses her index finger and plants it on Myles lips, before winking, brilliantly flashing a smile at him again before walking off, leaving Myles contemplating what she said before nodding and cracking a smirk.)
(Voltage fades back into the ringside area.)
(“Hell on Heels” by Pistol Annies starts to play throughout the World War 1 Center, with he Virtual crowd looking on as Kensingten Calhoun Astor walks out in her black and red wrestling gear, still sporting a skirt and her traditional hat, looking out at the virtual crowd before making her way into the ring, where it is set up like a classroom. There is a chart there with her stick and a few chairs set up to learn, as the Steel Magnolia is always bringing us her take on education. She looks around and smiles before patting herself on the cheek with a handkerchief.)
James Peters: And here with have Kensingten Calhoun-Astor and all her glory, she wanted some time on the show before her match with Ms. Extreme later, so this will be quite interesting.
Rich Russillo: And I am sure she is not happy about what happened at Territorial Invasion, when Candice Blair dumped Granny Mabel’s Muscadine Cobbler on top of her to end her Country Cookin’ segment.
Persephone: I actually would try her cobbler, it looked good.
(Kensingten grabs the microphone and looks out at the virtual crowd, shaking her head.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Oh Looooord look at me. I know, I know why y’all are asking yourselves why I am out here today, well it is simply honey. It seems like some people need a little class in etiquette and ol’ Kensingten Calhoun-Astor is going to give it to you. See, I am a woman of many talents from cooking to being a LADY. The last time thoughCandice’s actions at Territorial Invasion were just completely uncalled for because Kensi went above and beyond to make sure Candice had a home cooked meal and a place of comfort to sit and watch Serena Bennett get the win in War Games. Candice was very ungrateful but karma reared its ugly little head and it was just such a delight to see Candice tapping out on Dynasty, doing exactly what everyone expected her to do anyway, and that was lose the match. Whether Candice wants to admit it or not, she really did want to be Universal Women’s Champion because who doesn’t want to dethrone Serena at this point and shut her foul little mouth?? Kensi points to her board, where her old-fashioned rules of etiquette are displayed. At my last segment though what we saw was someone that was ungrateful for what I did for them.
(She pauses for a moment, fanning herself again just thinking about what had happened at Territorial Invasion.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Candice’s actions at Territorial Invasion were just completely uncalled for because this lady went above and beyond to make sure Candice had a home cooked meal and a place of comfort to sit and watch Serena Bennett get the win in the War Games match. Candice was very ungrateful, but see sugarplum, karma reared its ugly little head and it was just such a delight to see Candice tapping out on Dynasty, doing exactly what everyone expected her to do anyway, and that was lose the match. Whether Candice wants to admit it or not, she really did want to be Universal Women’s Champion because who doesn’t want to dethrone Serena at this point and shut her foul little mouth?
(Kensingten points to the board, where her old-fashioned rules of etiquette are displayed.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Look at here. Candice Blair, are you Feminine? Oh honey, we are not talking about the using parts, we know you have all that, I am talking about are you a lady? Look at this chart. Are you a feminine in the best sense of the word? In the way a fellow uses the same word? Think about that for a moment, and I am not talking about the guy with the mullet. Tell me Candice, do you remember daintiness at all time? Don’t know what daintiness, is? Oh, don’t worry peaches n’ cream, I will explain it to you. Daintiness means delicately beautiful or charming, is that you Candice? Honey you are not charming. What is next? Can you wear slacks, shorts and still be girlish and do you avoid them otherwise? Of course, you don’t, sweety you don’t know a pair slacks that are both sexy and classy on you, they look painted and slutty. What about wearing dresses like me? Do they look mannish? What happens when you get all dressed up for an evening date, does it look like me?
(Spinning around, she shows herself off)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Do you remember if the white gloves and collar should be spotless? Oh, I know you have no idea what that is, Candice, telling isn’t it? Tell me something, ever make sure there is a drop of perfume on that neck or wrist, not washed and bathed in it like the hoochie you are, girlfriend, makes you toxic. What about posture? Come on honey, show off that you can walk not like a street hooker. Use some stride, like you love to dance, then put a little spring into your step…. Problem is Candice, you don’t do any of these things. There is no etiquette, want to come across as a lady and fall well short of it. Look at the hair, looking like when of them rocker groupie gals, look at the tight clothes, showing off that cleavage, honey you might as well walk topless, leaving nothing to the imagination. What you are is a harlot, a jezebel! These pointers right here are what a lady is all about and finally let’s talk about your speech. Oh muffin, where the hell did you learn how to speak? I should wash your mouth out with soap! Ladies do not talk like this, Candice either, so what have we learned today? Simple really…. CANDICE BLAIR DOESN’T KNOW AN OUNCE OF ETIQUETTE!
(Kensingten starts to laugh sarcastically.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Why don’t you come out here right now, Candice. Come one, I’m waiting.
(Suddenly “Diamonds” by Megan Thee Stallion and Normani plays as Candice Blair comes storming out.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Cut that street walker music right now, we are not going to have any of that in front of me, that is not lady music, that is not a song women use as etiquette, that rap crap, cut it now!
(The music cuts as Candice wastes not time slipping off her heels and sliding into the ring, getting right in Kensingten’s face who backs off, clutching at her pearl necklace.)
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Do not take your inadequacies out on me, missy. I am not the one who picked a fight I was never going to be able to win! First off you are in dire need of a pedicure! Secondly, I don’t know why you are all ready to fight when just two nights ago Serena Bennett made you tap out like all of us knew you would.
Candice Blair: Things didn’t go my way Kensingten, that much is true, I might have come up short on Friday, but I need to look at the silver lining here, for I sent a message to everyone that I AM a star in the making, someone who is already great and will continue to get even better! I look at your record, below .500 and you have the gall to question me about mine and who I have or haven’t beaten!? No room to talk, comprende!? And you know something, all these comments, this garbage about etiquette? Coming from a woman that has looked down at Latino-American’s and even called ICE on them like TLA. Always acting like you are so much better than us? It’s sad Kensingten, it really is, know why? What kind of example are you making out to be for your little daughter at home, huh bitch!?
(With a hard slap right across the face of Candice stuns her for a moment before Candice tackles Kensingten to the mat! They brawl for a moment before Candice is able to get Kensingten down and applies the Candy Lock! Kensingten quickly taps out screaming but Candice will not let go!)
James Peters: A volatile situation and Candice just snapped on Kensingten after slapping her in the face due to the comments of her daughter, but this entire thing was set up to make Candice look foolish!
Rich Russillo: They both made it personal and look at the fight in both of them! Candice now though has the Candy Lock and she is not letting go!
Persephone: She was trying to teach the slut some etiquette, geez!
(Finally security comes running down to break up the melee. Candice is not letting go of the hold until they are able to make her break it, Kensingten rolls out of the ring, grimacing in pain but staring daggers in Candice who is being held back by security. She finally kicks the board down and starts to be escorted away as Kensingten looks on in pain.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Kensingten Calhoun-Astor’s own “President Trump’s Favorite Sugar Cookie” recipe made with White Chocolate.)
(Voltage returns from commercial break, to which we see Bella Braxton standing in the center of the ring holding an EAW-branded microphone.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
(‘Overlord’ by Suicide Silence hits the speakers, as the lights darken to nothingness. Suddenly, red spotlights appear on the stage, forming a line with their circular glows. A hooded Shane Gates walks into the spotlights, only for them to disappear at the last second, That’s until the very end, where he appears in the last spotlight, before removing his hood entirely.)
Rich Russillo: Every time this man makes an entrance I get goosebumps. He may be borderline psychotic but he sure as hell knows how to walk into a building.
Persephone: I wish you’d walk into a building.
Rich Russillo: You too. My building, any time.
James Peters: Tonight Shane Gates faces off against a man he’s faced twice before. They must know each other very well, and I don’t expect anything less from them. They both have something to prove, and this match will help them achieve their goals. Whoever comes out on top will have the advantage into making those goals come true!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… hailing from Huntington Beach, California… weighing in at 213 pounds… THE NATURAL BORN KILLER… SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE GATES!
(The virtual crowd boos after his name is announced. Shane Gates slides into the ring, before getting to his feet and removing his jacket. He extends his arms and snarls villainously, before his theme is replaced by ‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi. The lights dim again, before they repeatedly flash as his theme song fades in and out. As the song fully kicks in, Myles walks onto the stage, rather slowly, before squatting down and raising a finger into the air.)
Bella Braxton: And introducing his opponent… hailing from Melbourne, Australia… weighting in at 227 pounds… THE MANIFEST MMMMMMMMMMMMYLEEEEEEEEES!
James Peters: Myles is a man on a mission. A mission to prove that he’s the best, and he’ll do so without fighting for championships. He believes he’s bigger than that, and tonight he aims to dismount Shane Gates in order to make his claims of being “The Future” true.
Rich Russillo: I’ve said this a lot, but it’s in Shane’s nickname. He’s a Natural Born Killer. He’s not going to let Myles win easily, and I believe he won’t let him win at all. He isn’t here to play nice, not that Myles is either, but Shane hasn’t exactly found the success he was looking for on Voltage. He has way more to gain, and Myles has way more to lose.
(Myles slides under the turnbuckles, before rising to his knees on the apron. He’d then enter the ring and go to his corner, taking a seat on the middle turnbuckle, as his theme fades out.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: And the match begins, with Shane Gates rushing forward and attempting a clothesline, but Myles uses his speed to his advantage, and ducks the arm! He then turns around and strikes Shane in the chest with a knife edge chop! Myles has faced Shane twice before, and it seems he’s picked up exactly how Shane delivers that lariat! Countering a move takes more than just ducking and dodging, you need to time it right, and know how quickly your opponent can take control.
Rich Russillo: July’s Elitist of the Month continues the attack to the chest with another chop, after placing Shane’s arms over the ropes. These chops create more than a slap, you hear a thud, as if he’s hitting the meat of the chest, not just the skin. Chops hurt a lot in general, but these are fitting for his opponent in question. Either way, those chops will sting.
James Peters: Myles continues his punishment on Shane’s chest with a third and final chop, before following up with a forearm, spinning Shane Gates’ jaw!
Rich Russillo: That forearm did more than spin his jaw, he sent it into the third row! Home run!
James Peters: Myles grabs onto Shane’s wrists and pushes him off the ropes. Shane hits the other side and rebounds, only to be shoulder barged to the ground by Myles! He brushes off his chest, before running to the right. Shane rolls onto his stomach, and Myles hops over, before Shane gets to his feet and clips Myles in the cheek with a big boot! This knocks Myles to the ground, as Shane groans due to the chops earlier that lit up his chest.
Rich Russillo: What a lot of people don’t know about chops is that they genuinely irritate you throughout the match if enough are done. They can play a key factor in taking you off guard, which is how a lot of counters just seem to happen.
James Peters: That’s kind of correct, they do irritate people a lot, but I’m not sure it helps with the general outcome. It’s moreso a torture tactic, especially when they’re as loud as Myles’.
Rich Russillo: Nah I’m 100% right! I was told by a wrestler.
James Peters: Oh yeah? Who?
Rich Russillo: …tnt…
James Peters: …Anyway, Shane Gates grabs Myles by his beard, before slapping him directly in the face, in a palm strike fashion! Myles is rocked back, but a grin is placed upon his face!
Rich Russillo: How could a man like pain that much?
James Peters: I’m not sure he LIKES pain, but he definitely doesn’t mind being hit in the face. I assume he’s just getting a feel for his opponent tonight, as I’m sure Shane has only gotten stronger since their last encounter.
Rich Russillo: It’s a strange tactic, but I’m not going to question that! It doesn’t matter, Shane is going to win either way. Just look at the man!
James Peters: Gates quickly attempts a snap powerbomb, but Myles drops to his feet off of Shane’s shoulders, before clipping him with an enzuigiri to the side of his head! Shane gates stumbles back into the ropes, before attempting another clotheslin- No! Myles spins behind Shane, and hits a German Suplex! Wait, no! Shane elbows Myles as he’s lifted off the ground, and Myles hits the ropes this time… BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! SHANE SIDESTEPS, BEFORE DELIVERING A PELE KICK! HE TAKES MYLES OFF HIS FEET, AND DOWN TO THE GROUND! SHANE SHOOTS THE HALF AND ATTEMPTS AN EARLY PINFALL HERE IN THIS MATCH!
Rich Russillo: TWO! MYLES KICKS OUT AT TWO! I EXPECTED THAT TO BE IT!
Persephone: You know, I’d be happy with that being the end, but the fact you of all people wanted it makes me wanna reconsider my decisions.
Rich Russillo: :noah:
James Peters: Shane Gates quickly rises to his feet, and backs off to the corner, where he’s able to rest as he sets up his next big move.Myles sits up whilst holding his jaw, along with opening his mouth to numb the pain. But he doesn’t see Shane behind him in the corner, bouncing his upper body up and down, psyching himself up for his move… SHINING WIZA-
Rich Russillo: SUPERKICK! HE SUPERKICKS HIM OUT OF NOWHERE, BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH A LEAPING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! SHANE DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AS MYLES GRABS HIS WRISTS! KAMIGOYE! WRIST CLUTCH KNEE STRIKE, BEFORE HE FINISHES THE COMBINATION OFF WITH A DEADLIFT BRAINBUSTER! SHANE IS OUT, THIS IS IT! MYLES HAS IT WON! HE SLIDES INTO A COVER, HOOKING THE LEG AND LEANING BACK WHILST SITTING ON SHANE’S CHEST!
James Peters: IT’S OV- NO! HOW DID SHANE KICK OUT?! THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE!
Rich Russillo: SHANE HAS KICKED OUT OF MORE FROM BETTER IN THE PAST, MYLES WILL HAVE TO DO MORE TO KEEP THE NATURAL BORN KILLER DOWN FOR THE COUNT! BUT RIGHT NOW HE INTENDS TO DO JUST THAT, AS HE GRABS ONTO SHANE’S WRISTS AGAIN, AND PULLS HIM TO HIS FEET! ANOTHER KAMIGOY- NO! SHANE CATCHES THE LEG, BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH A SNAP POWERBOMB OUT OF NOWHERE! BUT HE HOLDS ON, AND LIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR! SPINNING SIT-OUT POWERBOMB, USING MYLES’ MOVE AGAINST HIM! HE TRANSITIONS INTO A COVER!
James Peters: MYLES KICKS OUT IN THE NICK OF TIME! PUSHING HIS HANDS OFF THE GROUND, AND PRACTICALLY HAND STANDING HIS WAY OUT OF THE PINFALL, AS SHANE LOOKS SHOCKED! MYLES DROPS TO HIS SIDE, BUT SHANE DOESN’T GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO RECOVER! HE QUICKLY MOUNTS MYLES, AND BEGINS TO POUND DOWN ON HIS FACE- HANG ON! MYLES WITH A UNIQUE COUNTER, SLOWLY ROLLING TO MAKE HIS SHOULDER THE POINT OF IMPACT, BEFORE CLUBBING SHANE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! SHANE FALLS OFF, AND MYLES BEGINS TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE ROPES TO HELP HIMSELF UP!
Rich Russillo: SHANE BEGINS TO CRAWL AFTER MYLES AT A MUCH SLOWER PACE, NEITHER MAN CAN GET TO THEIR FEET RIGHT NOW, EITHER OUT OF BEING UNFOCUSED, OR THE PAIN. KNOWING MYLES, IT’S THE PAIN AND EXHAUSTION KEEPING HIM DOWN!
Persephone: Just like… stand up.
James Peters: No.
Rich Russillo: MYLES GETS TO HIS KNEES, AND TURNS HIS HEAD BACK! A SMART MOVE, BECAUSE SHANE IS GAINING ON HIM. MYLES KICKS SHANE IN THE SHOULDER, PUSHING HIM TO THE GROUND, BEFORE EXITING TO THE APRON, AND MOVING TO THE CORNER! HE STARTS TO CLIMB, BUT SHANE GRABS HIS FOOT! MYLES LIFTS HIS FOOT UP, BEFORE STOMPING SHANE’S FINGER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! SHANE STUMBLES BACK AS MYLES CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE!
James Peters: DIVING METEORA! HE LEAPS OFF THE TOP AND DRIVES HIS KNEES INTO THE HEAD OF SHANE, CRASHING HIS UPPER BODY INTO THE GROUND WITH PHENOMENAL AGILITY! HE TRANSITIONS INTO A COVER, HOOKING THE LEGS BEHIND HIS BACK!
Rich Russillo: BUT SHANE POWERS OUT, AND KEEPS THE MATCH RUNNING! MYLES SLIPS OFF OF SHANE, WITH A GRIN ON HIS FACE. HE NODS HIS HEAD, BEFORE GOING TO THE CORNER HIMSELF!
James Peters: MYLES AWAITS SHANE TO GET TO HIS FEET, WHILST HE SITS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE, PREPARING A HUGE MOVE… SHANE GETS UP, AND STUMBLES TO THE CENTER, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE, TAKING HIM TO THE GROUND!
Rich Russillo: ANOTHER KNEE CONNECTING TO SHANE’S HEAD, MYLES APPEARS TO BE USING THAT AS A WAY TO TAKE SHANE DOWN EASILY! SHANE HAS 4 INCHES ON HIM, AND MYLES IS TAKING THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY AT KNOCKING HIM DOWN!
James Peters: THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL KNEE STRIKES IN THE BUSINESS, AND MYLES OF ALL PEOPLE KNOWS NOT TO FIX WHAT ISN’T BROKEN! HE MOVES BACK TO SHANE, AND BEGINS TO DEADLIFT HIM OFF THE GROUND… THERE’S NO WAY… DEADLIFT WRATH OF PANDORA! CANADIAN RACK INTO A DDT, DEADLIFTED OFF THE GROUND! THE STRENGTH OF MYLES TO LIFT UP ALL THOSE 213 POUNDS!
Rich Russillo: MYLES CONTINUES TO HANG ONTO SHANE, SPECIFICALLY HIS WRIST, AS HE STANDS UP, AND PULLS HIM UP ALONG WITH! HE MOVES BEHIND SHANE, BEFORE HITTING A RIPCORD BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! SHANE DROPS, AND IT’S ALL OVER! MYLES FALLS INTO A PIN! HOOKS THE LEG! HOOKS THE LEG!
James Peters: IT’S TWO! SHANE MANAGES TO POWER OUT! AFTER TWO SIGNATURE MANEUVERS, HE SOMEHOW FINDS A WAY TO KEEP FIGHTING!
Rich Russillo: I TOLD YOU HE’S BEEN THROUGH MORE BY BETTER! MYLES IS TAKING IT TO HIM, BUT HE WON’T TAKE IT TO HIM FOREVER! WHEN SHANE HITS THAT ONE BIG MOVE HE NEEDS, MYLES WILL BE OUT OF IT! MARK. MY. WORDS.
James Peters: Myles slowly recovers in the corner, leaning against the bottom rope, taking deep and heavy breaths, as Shane Gates begins to stir awake. Myles uses the ropes to pull himself up, as Shane sits up, quite evidently in pain. Myles uses this to his advantage as he slings off the ropes WITH A PENALTY KICK- BUT SHANE DUCKS! SURPRISE ROLL UP!
Rich Russillo: The most dangerous move in all of sports ent-
James Peters: MYLES KICKS OUT, BUT SHANE HOLDS ON! HE LIFTS MYLES UP BEFORE DROPPING HIM WITH ANOTHER POWERBOMB! MYLES’ BACK SNAPS AGAINST THE MAT, AND SHANE ISN’T DONE THERE! HE HITS A FEW GNARLY HEAD KICKS BEFORE PULLING HIM UP! HE RUNS THE ROPES, BEFORE HITTING A SHINING WIZARD! BULLET2HEAD! THIS ONE COULD BE OVER!
Rich Russillo: COVER HIM! WHY AREN’T YOU COVERING HIM?
James Peters: HE’S LOOKING FOR THE FINISH! HE PULLS MYLES UP BY HIS SHORTS, AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST!
Rich Russillo: HE’S GONNA DO IT! GERMAN SUPLEX! ONE HALF OF THE ‘SUFFER AS ONE’ FINISHING MOVE! HE HOOKS THE WRIST, AND SPINS HIM ROUND! RIPCORD LARI-
James Peters: POP-UP KNEE STRIKE OUT OF NOWHERE! SHANE FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES, ONLY TO LAND ON TOP OF MYLES, AND HE’S CAUGHT! MYLES PUTS HIM IN THE PUMPHANDLE POSITION, SETTING HIM UP FOR THE DE FACTO! HE LIFTS-
Rich Russillo: SPINEBUSTER! SNAPPING MYLES AGAINST THE MAT AGAIN, BEFORE TRANSITIONING INTO A SUPERKICK! MYLES’ HEAD IS IN THE FOURTH ROW! HOME RUN!
Persephone: You already said that.
James Peters: I DON’T KNOW HOW, BUT SHANE GATES IS STILL STANDING AFTER EVERYTHING! AND HE LOOKS TO FINISH IT RIGHT HERE, AS HE WRAPS HIS HUGE HAND OVER MYLES’ FACE, AND PREPARES FOR THE IRON CLAW CHOKESLAM! ‘RECKONING’!
Rich Russillo: MYLES COUNTERS WITH A METEORA OUT OF NOWHERE! HOW DID HE EVEN DO THAT!? BUT HE KNOWS BETTER, THIS TIME HE DOESN’T COVER, AND GOES BACK TO ATTEMPTING THAT DE FACTO! UNLUCKY FOR HIM, SHANE DROPS TO THE FLOOR BEFORE HE’S ABLE TO BE LIFTED, AND MYLES STUMBLES BACK!
James Peters: MYLES CONTINUES TO RUSH THOUGH, AND HOOKS THE HEAD! HE LIFTS HIM UP, ONLY TO BE HIT WITH A RUNNING FIREMAN’S CARRY SLAM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! SHANE GATES GOT AMAZING SPEED ON THAT MOVE, AND MYLES BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES LIKE A TENNIS BALL HITTING A BRICK WALL! HE FALLS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, AS SHANE GATES CALLS FOR HIS FINISHING MOVE! HE LIFTS MYLES BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND ATTEMPTS THE GERMAN SUPLEX! IT CONNECTS! HE SPINS AROUND, AND SLOWLY LIFTS MYLES UP! A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX! HE SPINS ROUND A THIRD TIME, BEFORE FINALLY HITTING THE RIPCORD LARI-
Rich Russillo: DE FACTO! HE HITS HIM WITH THE SPINNING PUMPHANDLE DRIVER OUT OF NOWHERE, USING THE RIPCORD TO PULL SHANE INTO THE MOVE! HE SLIDES ON TOP OF SHANE AND PULLS THE LEG BACK!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi hits the speakers causing the virtual crowd to burst into boos. Myles slowly gets to his knees, as the winner is announced.)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THE MANIFEST… MMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYLES!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: What a bout! From when the bell rung I knew their styles would clash well once again, and I’m thoroughly impressed. Every time they face off against each other, their match quality just improves. But congrats to Myles for picking up this victory!
Rich Russillo: I for sure had thought Shane had it in the bag, but I was proven wrong! Myles’ quick and hard offense was able to put Shane Gates down for the three count. But let’s not take anything away from Shane, he put up one hell of a fight.
Persephone: (sigh) I wish Sexy Rexy was here
(As Myles celebrates against the ropes, Voltage cuts to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Heirloom Home candles, sold at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The Frosted Cupcake candle smells particularly good and Minerva keeps them in her motor home :wow:)
(Voltage fades back in from break and cuts to the ringside area.)
(‘Player Haters’ Ball’ by Palisades hits, and not long after Parental Advisory begin to make their way to the ring. The virtual crowd begins booing as loud as they can, but Jesse Korey and Hannah don’t seem to care about the boos at all. They all have grins on their faces, clearly pleased at the outcome of their match at Territorial Invasion. Jesse and Korey both have microphones in their hands, and as they enter the ring they soon begin to speak.)
Jesse Barlow: See? See what we did at Territorial Invasion? We told you guys. As soon as Korey and I joined forces we were destined to become Unified Tag Team Champions. Donovan Duke’s dumbass didn’t listen, even after we killed off Conor Ryan. We warned Donovan so many times. He had so many chances to turn back and let us just go for the tag titles, but instead he recruited that weird freak Azrael to try and fight us. Well, how’d that go for you Donovan? You’re a fucking loser, but if you didn’t stick your nose in our business you wouldn’t have had to be embarrassed like you were last week. You did it to yourself, and thanks to you being a fucking idiot Korey and I are the number one contenders to the Unified Tag Team Championships. To be honest, I wanted nothing more than to dethrone the Grand Athletes, but with the Realm holding those titles victory is a forgone conclusion.
Korey Gaines: Yeah, those stupid bitches don’t hold a candle to us. We ran through Donovan and Azrael just like we said we would, and the Realm won’t be any different. They’re easy wins. They’re just a pair of transitional Champions and soon enough a real tag team will finally be holding the titles. Parental Advisory is here to take over, and we’ll put down any team that gets in our way. The Realm?? Man, them bitches may as well just GIVE us the tag team championships.
Jesse Barlow: Honestly this might just be easier than facing Donovan and Azrael. Just look at them. Look at who’s holding the tag titles. The virgin Harper Lee and the only person on the planet dumb enough to fall for Drake King’s bullshit and his small ass dick. They might just be the two most pathetic people in this entire company but somehow they got lucky enough to win the tag titles. I hope they enjoy the short time they have left with them, because very soon they’re gonna have to deal with the biggest challenge in their careers. We’re not the Grand Athletes, and if they had that hard of a time taking the titles from them they have no chance of beating the two of us.
Korey Gaines: They could just make things easier for themselves and hand us the titles now, they’re not the smartest. They’re gonna make the same mistake Donovan Duke made, and we’ll embarrass them just like we embarrassed him, only this time we’ll be leaving with the tag titles around our waists-
(‘Never Too Late to Dance’ by DREAMERS suddenly hits, and the virtual crowd begins cheering as Korey, Jesse and Hannah look towards the stage. After a few moments, Harper Lee and Sierra Bradford walk out to the stage with microphones in their hands and the Unified Tag Team Championships around their waists. They slowly begin to walk down the ramp, and as they walk towards the ring they begin to speak.)
Harper Lee: Are we really the pathetic ones? I’m pretty sure we’ve been here before just a few months ago. Jesse Barlow hypes up his new tag team, they get a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships, and they lose. Jesse you had a chance to win these, in fact you could’ve beaten the Grand Athletes too since you’re so obsessed with them, but you didn’t do it. Your last tag team didn’t go anywhere and this one’s not looking too good either. It’ll be funny seeing the look on Jesse’s face once he loses ANOTHER tag title opportunity with a completely different partner. I’m glad Donovan didn’t back down even if he and Azrael lost. There’s nothing to be scared of with you guys.
Sierra Bradford: Honestly I think it’s pretty funny that you two were so vocal about us not being able to defeat the Grand Athletes. Not sure what you have against us, but obviously you were wrong. Much like most Parental Advisory matches, you guys were so confident that we’d lose and now look. We’re the Unified Tag Team Champions and we’re not losing these titles anytime soon, especially not to the two of you. You should really just go back to picking on people here on Voltage, you don’t want a match with us. We’re a way better tag team and if anyone would be embarrassed in a match between us, it’s the two of you.
Harper Lee: We’ve already done something the two of you haven’t and that’s actually win a Championship. You two had years to get your act together and worse Champions than the Grand Athletes to try and dethrone but you guys were just never up to par. No need to take all that pent up anger out on us, it’s not our fault you guys were just never good enough.
Sierra Bradford: Harper and I had our own streak of bad luck, and instead of going and bullying people like Donovan Duke and then complaining about people getting opportunities you aren’t, we simply kept working harder. You two can’t beat us, not on your best day and not on our worst. I’m looking forward to this match, we’ve been waiting to shut you two up for a while now. Now we get to do that AND shut down your tag title dreams.
Korey Gaines: Oh shut the hell up. Name the time and place, we’re gonna destroy you two and take your titles. Playing second fiddle to Sarah Price is all you guys are good for. You guys aren’t good enough to be tag team Champions.
Harper Lee: Yeah yeah whatever Korey. We’ve already chosen when we want the match to happen, so don’t you worry.
Sierra Bradford: Yep! Parental Advisory will be facing the Realm for the Unified Tag Team Championships… And it’s gonna happen at Wicked Games!
(The virtual crowd begins to cheer at the announcement of the Unified Tag Team Championship match, meanwhile Jesse Barlow and Korey Gaines don’t seem too phased by the announcement.)
Harper Lee: Oh yeah! Almost forgot. We’ve actually decided to stay and study our competition. We’ll be hanging out at ringside while you two get your butts handed to you by the Corona Hombres.
Jesse Barlow: :mjlol: Yeah, you can stay. Watch and see how easily we dispatch of a hasbeen and a never was and imagine what we’ll do to you.
Harper Lee: Okay, sure.
Sierra Bradford: This should be good.
(As Harper and Sierra make their way over towards the commentary table with smiles on their faces and Hannah Marin exits the ring, Parental Advisory stands in the ring and Voltage begins to fade out to a commercial break.)
(Promotional ad for Voltage’s upcoming free per view event, Wicked Games.)
(As Voltage fades back to ringside, ‘It’s Corona Time’ begins to play, and the virtual crowd begins cheering as Terry Chambers and TLA make their way out to the stage. Parental Advisory is already inside of the ring, Hannah Marin is at ringside, and both Sierra Bradford and Harper Lee are seated at the commentary table with their own commentary equipment on. Terry and TLA soon begin making their way down to the already filled ring as Bella Braxton begins to speak.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following tag team match is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Already in the ring… Accompanied by Hannah Marin… The team of Jesse Barlow and Korey Gaines, PAARRREEENNTTTTAALLLL ADDDVIIISSOOORRYYYYY!!!!
(The virtual crowd begins booing for Jesse Barlow and Korey Gaines. Korey is standing on the apron, meanwhile Jesse is in the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents….The team of TLA and Terry Chambers… THE COOORROOOONNNAAAA HOOOMMMBBRREESSSS!!!!!
(The virtual crowd immediately begins cheering once again as TLA and Terry are announced, meanwhile Terry and TLA are finally getting into the ring.)
James Peters: It looks like we know who’s side the fans are on tonight. Well this should be one hell of a match coming up, and I’m pretty sure I know who you two are rooting for.
Harper Lee: Yep, Corona Hombres of course! TLA and Terry Chambers are way cooler than Jesse and Korey.
Sierra Bradford: It’s gonna be pretty fun watching them beat Parental Advisory up.
Rich Russillo: Well Terry and TLA don’t have as much experience as a team as Parental Advisory, that’s for sure. I’m expecting to see the number one contenders take this match, just like they won at Territorial Invasion.
Harper Lee: Are we really comparing who they faced there to Terry and TLA?
James Peters: Yeah Rich, I have to agree with Harper there. Not to mention Voltage did win that Brand Warfare match and both Terry Chambers and TLA played a part in that. This is an overall bigger challenge than Donovan Duke and Azrael, after all Azrael wasn’t even Donovan’s original partner.
Rich Russillo: And Donovan only needed a replacement because of what Parental Advisory did to his first partner! They are a dangerous team, I’m telling you.
Persephone: Alright nobody cares just start the match already. It feels like you guys have been talking forever.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And here we go! This tag team match is underway and it looks like Jesse Barlow’s gonna be starting this off against TLA! The two men lock up, and Jesse’s able to power TLA against the ropes! The referee begins to make his count before both men let go of each other- AND JESSE SLAPS TLA IN THE FACE! What a show of disrespect so early on, and now TLA quickly grabs Jesse and pulls him to the mat with a headlock takedown! TLA has that headlock in tightly, and I’m not sure what Jesse was thinking of there but it may have backfired!
Rich Russillo: Jesse manages to push TLA off of him, but as soon as both men get back to their feet TLA manages to get Jesse in a standing headlock! Jesse now pushing TLA to the ropes causing him to bounce off of them! TLA ducks under Jesse’s attempt at a clothesline though before bouncing off the next pair of ropes, and now he gets Jesse with a hurricanrana! Jesse rolling into the corner before starting to get back up, and now TLA charges in- just to receive a boot to the face! Jesse now, TAKING TLA DOWN FROM BEHIND!
Persephone: 🥱 This is already getting boring, they need to wrap this up.
Sierra Bradford: …But the match just started.
Persephone: And? It’s boring, they clearly don’t know how to wrestle. Anyways Jesse has TLA in a single leg boston crab, and TLA’s trying to reach out to the ropes but he’s too far away.
Harper Lee: TLA’s got this. It’s just Jesse Barlow.
Persephone: TLA’s getting closer to the ropes, but now Jesse let go of the submission to pull TLA closer to the middle of the ring, and that allowed TLA to turn himself onto his back and push Jesse off of him.
James Peters: Both men quickly get back to their feet, and TLA attempts to hit Jesse with a dropkick but Jesse moves out of the way! JESSE NOW WITH A BOOT TO THE SIDE OF TLA’S HEAD! Jesse grabs TLA now, AND HE RAMS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES BEFORE TAGGING IN KOREY GAINES! Korey gets in the ring as Jesse holds TLA in place, ALLOWING KOREY TO KICK HIM IN THE MIDSECTION BEFORE CONTINUING TO STOMP AWAY AT HIM! Things aren’t looking too good for TLA right now!
Sierra Bradford: This guy.. He definitely doesn’t stand a chance against TLA.
Harper Lee: Well he’s pulling TLA back up now, and- wow! TLA just hit him with one of the loudest chops I’ve ever heard!
James Peters: That was incredible! Korey’s holding his chest now, and TLA’s unloading a series of strikes all over him! Korey being backed into TLA and Terry’s corner, but now Korey hits Terry with a knee to the midsection! And there’s another knee! And another! TLA WITH A PUNCH TO THE MIDSECTION THOUGH, AND NOW TLA QUICKLY GRABS KOREY AND DROPS HIM WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! THE COVER NOW BY TLA!
Rich Russillo: KOREY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! TLA lifts Korey back up and he has him in that suplex position, and he goes for another one but this time Korey is able to knee him in the head! Korey now slipping behind TLA, AND KOREY HITS TLA WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX BEFORE KEEPING HIM UP FOR THE BRIDGING PIN! COVER BY KOREY!
Rich Russillo: AND THIS TIME IT’S TLA THAT KICKS OUT! Korey dragging TLA back to his feet, AND HE GOES FOR A FOREARM BUT TLA GRABS HIM AND DROPS HIM WITH A REVERSE STO!
Harper Lee: TLA just tagged Terry in! Korey got back to his feet, just for Terry to drop him with a huge big boot as soon as he got in the ring! Jeez, Terry’s foot is probably the size of Korey’s head.
Sierra Bradford: You sure? Korey has a pretty big head.
Harper Lee: True.
Persephone: Korey got back to his feet, but the steroid used just hit Korey with a clothesline sending him over the top rope. Korey managed to land on the apron, and now formerly obese Terry tried to capitalize but Korey hit a rope assisted enzuigiri.
James Peters: That enzuigiri caused Terry to stumble back into the center of the ring, AND NOW THERE GOES KOREY WITH A SPRINGBOARD- NO! TERRY CATCHES KOREY, AND NOW HE HITS HIM WITH A BACKBREAKER! Terry isn’t finished there though as he lifts Korey onto his shoulder nearly effortlessly, BEFORE DROPPING HIM WITH A POWERSLAM! That’s gotta be it! Terry hooking the leg and there’s no way Korey is kicking out of a combo like that!
James Peters: WHAT?? HE DOES KICK OUT! Parental Advisory is still in this!
Sierra Bradford: Well Korey’s out of it. Terry can pretty much toss him around at this point and to be honest, I’d pay to see that.
Harper Lee: Who wouldn’t?
Rich Russillo: Korey’s grabbing onto the ropes to try and get back up, BUT NOW TERRY GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND AND GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX- JUST FOR KOREY TO LAND ON HIS FEET! KOREY CHARGES IN, AND HE HITS TERRY IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A DROPKICK! Korey now dragging Terry towards his corner and he quickly tags in Jesse Barlow! JESSE WITH A KNEE DROP TO TERRY’S FACE AS KOREY HITS AN ELBOW DROP ONTO TERRY’S CHEST!
Sierra Bradford: Wow, that wasn’t too bad. Jesse’s grabbing Terry by the leg now and he’s just stomping away at it! He’s not moving Terry away from the ropes which I guess is pretty smart since he doesn’t want TLA to get back in.
Harper Lee: Terry’s forced to pull himself out onto the apron, oh. What the..? Korey tried to get in the ring but the referee is arguing with him not to. What is Korey thinking? Oh, well that’s not fair at all!
Persephone: There’s your answer I guess. Hannah Marin just pulled Terry’s leg out from under him, causing him to fall back first onto the apron and then to ringside. The referee didn’t even see it thanks to Korey Gaines and Jesse Barlow keeping him occupied.
James Peters: Jesse is rolling out to ringside now in pursuit of Terry. Terry’s trying to get back up, BUT AS HE DOES JESSE PUSHES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! As usual Parental Advisory is playing dirty but it looks like it’s getting the job done. Terry is trying to use the apron to get up now, BUT JESSE RAMS TERRY INTO THE RING APRON!
Rich Russillo: Jesse now grabs Terry as he’s down to his knees, AND JESSE SENDS TERRY INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Jesse’s been all over Terry thanks to that interference by Hannah Marin, and now Terry isn’t looking too good. Somehow he’s already stirring, but it might not mean much as Jesse grabs him and rolls him back into the ring himself! Jesse Barlow might already be putting this match to an end as Terry’s not in great condition! JESSE RUNNING THE ROPES AS TERRY SLOWLY GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, SI-
James Peters: MOMENT OF SILENCE!!! THE HEADBUTT CONNECTS!!!
Harper Lee: Wow, my head hurts just watching that.
James Peters: Terry just knocked Jesse out with that huge headbutt and now he drops on top of him for the cover! That’s gotta be it!
Sierra Bradford: Nope, it’s not finished just yet! Jesse Barlow managed to get his shoulder up. I can’t really see this match going on much longer though, Jesse’s done for now.
Harper Lee: Come on Terry, finish the match!
Rich Russillo: It looks like Terry might be aiming to do just that. Terry’s pulling Jesse up to his feet, and now he pulls him up onto his shoulders! Terry has Jesse in a fireman’s carry position and usually this means one thing! WAIT! NO! JESSE JUST POKED TERRY IN THE EYE WITH HIS THUMB! I DON’T THINK THE REFEREE SAW THAT, HE WAS BEHIND TERRY SO HE COULDN’T SEE JESSE POKE HIM IN THE EYE! JESSE SLIPS OFF OF TERRY’S SHOULDERS BEFORE BACKING INTO HIS CORNER, AND AS TERRY COVERS HIS EYE IN PAIN JESSE ALLOWS KOREY TO TAG HIMSELF IN! I don’t think Terry knows the tag’s been made, AND NOW JESSE CHARGES TOWARDS TERRY-
James Peters: CLOTHESLINE BY TERRY! TERRY JUST LAID JESSE OUT WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE- OKLAHOMA SHOOTING STAR!!! KOREY GAINES IS THE LEGAL MAN AS RICH SAID, AND JUST AS TERRY TOOK OUT JESSE KOREY DOVE IN WITH THAT SHOOTING STAR KNEE DROP! TERRY CHAMBERS IS DOWN THIS TIME, AND I THINK KOREY GAINES IS ABOUT TO CAPTURE A HUGE WIN FOR PARENTAL ADVISORY! THIS COULD BE SOME MUCH NEEDED MOMENTUM HEADING INTO WICKED GAMES!
Sierra Bradford: :usure:
James Peters: COVER BY GAINES!
Harper Lee: AND TERRY KICKS OUT! I thought Jesse said this match would be easy, I wonder what happened .
Persephone: Do people still take anything Jesse Barlow says seriously? He’s a loser, plain and simple.
Harper Lee: See, Persephone gets it.
Persephone: Oh don’t get me wrong, you two aren’t any better. Jesse didn’t really say anything wrong about you two, it’s just funny coming from him.
Harper Lee: Oh. Alright. :mjcry:
James Peters: Korey Gaines is pulling Terry Chambers up, and now he’s just punching away at the former Interwire Champion, doing his best to just wear him down. Korey with another punch! And another! And another- WAIT! TERRY CATCHES KOREY’S ARM, AND HE PULLS HIM IN FOR A SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE!
Rich Russillo: That nearly took Korey’s head off! Terry still has Korey’s arm, and now he drags him towards the Corona Hombres corner before tagging in TLA! Terry now picking Korey up, BEFORE TOSSING HIM UP! SSS! THE SUPER SWAG SHOT CONNECTS AND KOREY GAINES IS OUT! THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE IT, TLA IS GOING FOR THE COVER AND THIS MATCH HAS TO BE OVER! THE CORONA HOMBRES DEFEAT PARENTAL ADVISORY!
Sierra Bradford: You’ve gotta be kidding me, how are they getting away with this?
James Peters: HANNAH MARIN JUST PUT KOREY’S FOOT ON THE ROPE BEFORE CALLING THE REFEREE, AND THE REF ONLY NOTICED THE ROPE BREAK! Parental Advisory has been getting really lucky tonight. They’ve been super careful, this match was on the verge of ending multiple times but it’s not now thanks to Hannah Marin! TLA is realizing what just happened as he knows there’s no way Korey would’ve been able to get his foot there himself, and he doesn’t look too happy but he knows he needs to finish this match. TLA pulling Korey up, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S SETTING UP FOR THE MEXICAN DESTROYER-
Rich Russillo: KOREY RUSHES WITH TLA INTO THE CORNER! KOREY JUST RAMMED TLA INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, AND THAT MAY HAVE JUST SAVED KOREY FROM A LOSS! Neither Korey or TLA are on their feet, but TLA is actually getting up before Korey! TLA’s been out of the match for a while after all, he’s definitely way more fresh than Korey, especially after what Korey just went through! TLA’s grabbing Korey, and now he’s once again pulling him back up to his feet- BUT THIS TIME KOREY HITS TLA WITH A PELE KICK! KOREY JUST KIPPED BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND NOW HE HITS TLA WITH THE DETONATION KICK!
James Peters: What a burst of energy by Korey, and now he needs to get back into this! Korey didn’t go for the cover because he’s too worn out after that super swag shot! Korey is crawling towards the ropes now, and he’s waiting for TLA to get back up! TLA is getting back to a knee, AND NOW KOREY GRABS HIM! OKIE DESTROYER!!! KOREY JUST HIT TLA WITH THE OKIE DESTROYER AND THAT’S IT! THERE’S THE COVER BY KOREY, PARENTAL ADVISORY WIN!
Rich Russillo: NO!!! TLA GETS THE SHOULDER UP THIS TIME! What is Korey Gaines gonna have to do!? He needs to either tag Jesse Barlow in or find a way to make this match end, and fast! If he doesn’t make a move, TLA could very easily get back in this match-
(Suddenly Harper and Sierra are heard laughing and talking to each other.)
Persephone: Um…. Is there something you’d like to say?
Harper Lee: Yes actually. I’m sure Korey would love to hear this too.
(The camera then reveals that Harper is holding a phone showing old social media interactions, and the two have grins on their faces, trying their best to hold in their laughter as they begin to speak.)
Harper Lee: “Korey and I are friends. FRIIIEEENNNDDSSSSS. We’ve never even met face to face yet! Though that’s bound to change at Pain for Pride when all the rosters are together. I CAN’T WAAAAIIITTT!… Why is that concept so difficult for people to get?”
(Korey suddenly stops and begins listening to the two, all while staying silent himself.)
Sierra Bradford: (Making a deep voice) “True it’s hard to link up when one person is on one side of the coast-slash-country to the other… But we are due for a coffee hangout when we get the chance!”
Harper Lee: “Coffee is good. Ice cream is better.”
(Korey Gaines suddenly turns around towards the commentary table, and he doesn’t look too happy as he recognizes what they’re reading.)
Korey Gaines: (off-mic) Shut up! Shut that off!
James Peters: What are you two reading?
Harper Lee: (mocking Silver Ann Gold) “Anywho, at-Gaines. I think I found just the place. In a couple weeks, let me know when you’re in Hotlanta. We can meet here. Apparently they have all kinds of crazy good gourmet popsicles and it sounds absolutely awesome!”
Sierra Bradford: (mocking Korey Gaines) “For sure, I’ve actually heard a lot great things bout this place as everything is legit good…Can’t wait!”
Harper Lee: Think they actually went?
Sierra Bradford: :mjlol: Nope.
James Peters: Well it looks like Harper and Sierra are reading old messages between Korey Gaines and an old friend of his, and Gaines doesn’t look too happy! Korey and Jesse are trying to get them to stop but they’re clearly not listening. Uh oh, Hannah’s coming over here and she doesn’t look happy either!
Hannah Marin: (off-mic) Shut the hell up! You said you’d stay here to study your competition, not bother them in the middle of their match!
Sierra Bradford: (mocking Korey Gaines) What’s up Hannah? Don’t worry, there’s room for more.
James Peters: OH NO! HANNAH’S HEARD ENOUGH! HANNAH JUST SHOVED SIERRA OUT HER CHAIR AND NOW SHE’S PUNCHING AWAY AT HARPER! HANNAH’S TRYING TO FIGHT BOTH MEMBERS OF THE REALM FOR USING PERSONAL MESSAGES TO BOTHER KOREY! SIERRA’S GOTTEN BACK UP, AND NOW SHE’S TRYING TO SEPARATE HARPER AND HANNAH BUT HANNAH’S NOT HAVING IT WITH THESE TWO!
Persephone: Korey might wanna turn around.
Rich Russillo: VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT! TLA JUST GRABBED KOREY AND HIT HIM WITH THAT HUGE UPPERCUT, AND NOW TLA TAGS IN TERRY CHAMBERS AS KOREY IS HUNG UP ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! TLA RUNS THE ROPES, AND HE HITS KOREY WITH THE 305!!
James Peters: AND NOW LOOK, TERRY GRABS KOREY AS SOON AS HE FALLS BACK, AND HE DELIVERS THE T-5!!! T-305 CONNECTS, AND THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! TERRY GOES FOR THE COVER, AND JESSE JUST RAN IN THE RING TO TRY AND BREAK UP THE PIN BUT TLA SENT HIM OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners…. TLA AND TERRY CHAMBERS, THE COOORROOONNAAAA HOOOOMBBREESSS!!!!!!!
James Peters: And that’s it! The Corona Hombres were able to capitalize on that distraction, and while I want to talk about their win for longer it looks like something’s going on right by us!
(The camera cuts to Harper and Sierra grabbing Hannah Marin, before tossing her into the barricade, taking her out.)
Rich Russillo: Well, Hannah Marin tried fighting the Realm on her own as it looks like her feelings got the best of her, but there was no way she’d be able to take both of them down without a fight. Anyways, congratulations to the Corona Hombres, a lot happened in this match but in the end those two got a great showing going into the Grand Prix!
Persephone: Did they really? I wouldn’t call any of this great.
(‘It’s Corona Time’ hits as Terry Chambers and TLA have their hands raised by the referee. They don’t spend too much time celebrating, talking amongst each other and shaking hands before finally rolling out of the ring. Meanwhile Jesse Barlow is looking under the ring for something, all while Harper and Sierra are going over to pick up their Unified Tag Team Championships.)
James Peters: JESSE BARLOW JUST HIT HARPER IN THE BACK WITH A STEEL CHAIR! SIERRA NOW TURNING AROUND, BUT JESSE HITS HER IN THE MIDSECTION WITH THE CHAIR BEFORE SLAMMING IT ONTO HER BACK AS WELL! I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW MAD JESSE IS AT HOW THINGS TURNED OUT TONIGHT THANKS TO THE REALM!
Rich Russillo: JESSE JUST GRABBED SIERRA AND TOSSED HER INTO THE RING POST! HARPER IS TRYING TO GET BACK UP- BUT JESSE BARLOW TAKES HER DOWN WITH THE NEVERMORE! Jesse Barlow just took out the Unified Tag Team Champions! He’s clearly pissed off at what they did, and I don’t entirely blame him. They completely screwed him and Korey over!
James Peters: But they cheated all match! They got what they deserved, and now Jesse took things too far!
(As Jesse Barlow stands over the Unified Tag Team Champions and both Hannah Marin and Korey Gaines are still unconscious, Voltage begins to fades into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Jersey Mike’s subs featuring Aaron Judge and EAW’s living legend, The Woogieman!)
(The camera pans to the ring after a swoop around the World 1 Theatre and virtual crowd, before coming down to Bella Braxton in the ring!)
Bella Braxton: The following singles match is scheduled for one fall!
(“Hell on Hells” by Pistol Annies begins to play and Kensingten makes her way out with a frustrated look on her face, as the earlier events have her taking a few extra moments in taking her time to get to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Savannah, Georgia, weighing in at 143 pounds… KENSINGTENNN CALHOOUUN-ASSSSTOOORRRRR!!!
James Peters: Earlier tonight, Kensingten got into it with Candice and their confrontation led to Candice trapping her in the Candy Lock! Clearly, the effects of it are showing some signs and I’d hate to be Kensingten right now after that when it puts a target on her!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme will surely look to take advantage if she’s got the chance, but it could be the thing that Kensingten needs to show she isn’t about to be fucked with. Could you imagine what it’d mean for her to overcome the damage done and defeat Camille tonight?!
Persephone: I’d rather not think about her at all.
(Kensingten enters the ring and turns to face the face the stage, rolling her eyes in disgust as “Gangsta” by New Years Day takes over and Ms. Extreme comes out, not looking so 100% herself!)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent, from Calabassas, California, weighing in at 135 pounds… MS. EXTREEEEMMMEEE!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme went through hell back at Territorial Invasion-
Persephone: Can we just stop talking about Territorial Invasion altogether? You think she went through hell? Imagine how I feel! Think about what I’ve been going through! It’s like nobody understands!
James Peters: Anyway! Ms. Extreme and Kasey Kaos battled it out in a hellacious inferno match and in the end, no one walked away from it away except for maybe Kasey, despite the fact they were both set on fire simultaneously!
Rich Russillo: Perhaps, we haven’t seen the last of the Kasey and Ms. Extreme saga, but only time will tell! Tonight, we see how Ms. Extreme fares after such a match like the one she had last weekend!
(Ms. Extreme enters the ring looking unimpressed with Kensingten, an amused smirk on her face after having seen what her sister had done to her earlier in the night. Once in place, the referee calls for the bell!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: I don’t know if this match should even be happening right now; clearly, neither of them are at 100% after Territorial Invasion for Ms. Extreme and what happened just earlier involving Kensingten.
Persephone: We shouldn’t be bothering with this shit at all; no one asked to see either of them. But there’s truly no downside to the idea of these dumb whores permanently injuring each other to the point where we never have to see them on Rex’s show ever again !!!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme certainly won’t allow anyone to ever think that she’s too hurt or somehow incapable of competing at any given time, and this is no different! Perhaps, Kensingten thinks Camille is worse than she’s letting on and can capitalize on that, but we’ll see as they start to circle the ring!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme mocks Kensingten’s potential injury, feigning a limp as she staggers around the ring and this riles up Kensingten, causing her to lunge forward to initiate the tie-up!
James Peters: But Camille ducks around her and gets behind her in a waist lock, before stomping down on the back of her knee to bring her down! Kensingten instinctively goes to console that hurt leg and Ms. Extreme follows up with a dropkick to the back of a kneeling Kensingten’s head!
Rich Russillo: After being the subject of Kensingten’s jokes on Kensingten’s Country Cookin’ back at Territorial Invasion, Ms. Extreme seems determined to make her pay no matter what condition she’s in herself! Ms. Extreme climbs over on top of her, coming down on her with punch after punch to the face while keeping her head up with a handful of hair!
James Peters: Kensingten shouts for the referee to do something, hoping that maybe he’ll be able to step in and rescue her! And seeing that Ms. Extreme isn’t gonna let up, he steps in warning her about the illegal hold on the hair and he’s starting a count, Camille finally letting up at as she stands to her feet, arguing with the referee that Kensingten deserves it!
Persephone: Can she get back to trying to murder her already? This is why no one will ever take her seriously; she’s letting Cal-snooze get away and she doesn’t even realize it!
James Peters: Kensingten taking advantage of Ms. Extreme’s self-imposed distraction is the smart thing to do, as she rolls to the ropes while checking her face for signs of blood knowing that Ms. Extreme sure as hell wasn’t holding back! And Ms. Extreme finally turns around, going to grab Kensingten-
Rich Russillo: But Kensingten grabs the front of her ring gear and pulls her down to the middle rope, with Ms. Extreme’s neck snapping right over the rope! Kensingten gets to her feet and starts stomping down on Ms. Extreme, eventually shoving her boot against her face while using the ropes for leverage!
James Peters: Kensingten backs away from Ms. Extreme to stop the referee’s count before stepping up off the bottom rope to get some height before she comes stomping down on Ms. Extreme’s head! She’s seen more than enough concussions for one person’s lifetime, I don’t think she needs another!
Persephone: Let’s not be so quick to rule something like that out just yet; maybe Kensingten won’t seem so bad in my eyes after all if she can accomplish that !!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme tries to valiantly bring herself up to her feet, using the ropes to assist her while Kensingten’s strikes go unblocked and land exactly where she’s targeting before she suddenly rips Camille away from the ropes and drops her with a snap suplex! Kensingten rolling over into the cover on Ms. Extreme!!
James Peters: But Ms. Extreme kicks out! Kensingten doesn’t look fazed in the slightest though, as she clubs Ms. Extreme over the top and back of her head with those closed-fist punches! There’s nothing but hatred in her eyes as she pays her back for the punches to her face, all while surely having to know that Candice is in the back watching what she’s doing to her sister!
Rich Russillo: I’m sure that’s more than enough motivation for Kensingten to defeat Ms. Extreme tonight, especially when Candice had made such a mess back on the set of Country Cookin’! It was a downright disgusting and disrespectful display of wasting Crip-A-Cola and Granny Mabel’s Muscadine Cobbler
James Peters: I don’t think she’s worried about cobbler right now, as she focuses on pressing her knee down onto Ms. Extreme’s face, leaning all her weight into it while Ms. Extreme is stuck on the mat! She groans audibly in agony while trying to push her off but she’s going nowhere as Kensingten has her trapped!
Rich Russillo: And Kensingten suddenly transitions into a handstand before coming down with a knee drop right to the face! Ms. Extreme shouts out as she covers her face, turning over and away as she’s clearly in pain; even the referee had to cringe at the sight of that! He tries to check in on her but Kensingten isn’t having it, as she goes looking to inflict more punishment!
James Peters: Kensingten wrangles Ms. Extreme up by her hair, twisting it in and around her fist before she brings to her kneel and she punches her right in the face! The referee is quick to warn her but she completely ignores him, opting to strike again! And again! And again! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! KENSINGTEN ISN’T LETTING UP AND THE REFEREE MARCHES OVER, GETTING IN HER FACE BUT KENSINGTEN WARNS HIM TO STEP BACK-
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME PUNCHES HER IN THE GUT! SHE STUNS KENSINGTEN FOR A MOMENT AND SHE SWINGS AGAIN, LOOSENING THE GRIP ON HER HAIR AND MS. EXTREME BREAKS FREE!! MS. EXTREME COMES OFF HER KNEES WHILE THROWING PUNCHES UNTIL SHE’S BACK ON HER FEET-
James Peters: KENSINGTEN GRABS HER ARM AND FALLS BACK INTO A DOUBLE KNEE ARM BREAKER!! MS. EXTREME BRINGS HER ARM CLOSE TO HER CHEST, THE INJURIES FROM THAT INFERNO MATCH WHERE SHE SUFFERED BURNED ARMS BEING WISELY EXACERBATED BY KENSINGTEN!
Rich Russillo: IT JUST MIGHT SEEM LIKE MS. EXTREME HAS UNDERESTIMATED KENSINGTEN, AS SHE LOOKS TO BE IN TROUBLE! Ms. Extreme forces herself up to her feet but she’s still got that arm close, it’s certainly bothering her- KENSINGTEN WITH A RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP THAT BASHES THE BACK OF CAMILLE’S HEAD AGAINST THE MAT! AND NOW THERE’S A FLOAT OVER WHILE KEEPING THAT ARM PINNED TO THE CANVAS AND KENSINGTEN WITH A DOUBLE KNEE DROP TO THE ARM!
James Peters: Kensingten has found her chance for an opening to capitalize on this chance to defeat someone of Ms. Extreme’s caliber, and she’s someone who’s going to make sure she follows through on it! Ms. Extreme reaches for the bottom rope but Kensingten kicks that outstretched arm, a sickening clap sounding out throughout the World 1 Theatre!
Rich Russillo: Kensingten is gonna end up turning this into her own version of an amputation match; she’s on track to taking Ms. Extreme’s arm right off her!
James Peters: Leaving that arm immobilized will end up rendering a significant amount of Ms. Extreme’s offense useless and leave her vulnerable to God knows what Kensingten’s got in mind. The idea of getting someone like Camille to submit to that Kimura Lock she utilizes would be a huge testament to how much of a rising threat Voltage’s First Lady is!
Persephone: First of all, it’s ridiculous as fuck that she’s the “First” anything, when Rex is running things around here with me at his side – title or no title he’s still the face of Voltage and EAW. Literally, fuck SOSA Henderson and everything he stands for because Rex should’ve never lost; it’s so fucked that everyone had to be witnesses to that travesty.
Persephone: Second of all, clearly I can’t trust anyone around here to get the job done when I need them to except for Rex because this has already gone on for way too long! Just break her arm and be done with it!
Rich Russillo: Kensingten has been sure to take her time with Camille here, taunting her for having mocked her earlier by grabbing at her own arm in an overly exaggerated manner. She shoves Ms. Extreme with her boot, telling her to get up and fight back, but Ms. Extreme can only glare as she’s yet to make it back to her feet!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme mouths off at her right back, which only puts a smile on Kensingten’s face to know she has her so frustrated! AND NOW KENSINGTEN REACHES DOWN AND SLAPS HER ACROSS HER FACE! MS. EXTREME GETS NO TIME TO REACT AS SHE’S YANKED TO HER FEET AND KICKED RIGHT IN THE STOMACH!
Rich Russillo: KENSINGTEN GRABS HER AND TAKES HER TO THE CORNER LOOKING TO SMASH HER FACE OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! BUT MS. EXTREME KICKS HER LEG OUT IN THE CORNER TO STOP HERSELF AND SHE ELBOWS KENSINGTEN AWAY!
James Peters: BUT SHE COMES RIGHT BACK AT CAMILLE ONLY TO GET KICKED IN THE FACE! WAIT! SHE CAUGHT HER FOOT AND THROWS HER LEG DOWN LOOKING TO FOLLOW UP WITH A PUNCH BUT MS. EXTREME DUCKS AROUND HER! ROLL-UP!! MS. EXTREME PINS HER TO THE MAT WITH A ROLL-UP!!!
Rich Russillo: Kensingten kicks out at Ms. Extreme can’t hold her down long enough! She gets out the pin and turns over onto her knees- SPINNING SIDE KICK!! KENSINGTEN SLUMPS OVER AGAINST THE ROPES AFTER CAMILLE CATCHES HER RIGHT IN THE FACE!! MS. EXTREME BRINGING HER TO HER FEET NOW, RATTLING HER WITH FOREARM SHOTS TO GET HER IN THE CORNER!!!
James Peters: SHE’S STOMPING RIGHT AT KENSINGTEN’S MIDSECTION, REFUSING TO GIVE HER ANY CHANCE TO BREATHE! SHE REELS BACK AND SPINS AROUND, TURNING RIGHT BACK INTO A KICK TO THE FACE FROM KENSINGTEN!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME GOES DOWN AND KENSINGTEN CLIMBS UP THE TURNBUCKLES WHILE STILL KEEPING HER EYES ON CAMILLE! SHE GETS ONTO THE MIDDLE BUCKLE AND MS. EXTREME SPRINGS TO HER FEET, JUST IN TIME TO KICK THE ROPE AND CAUSE KENSINGTEN TO FALL SEATED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME NOW BACKING UP BEFORE CHARGING FORWARD AND FLIPPING OVER INTO A TURNBUCKLE HANDSTAND HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN!! KENSINGTEN GETS FLUNG ACROSS THE RING AND SHE CRASHES TO THE MAT!! SHE’S SLOW TO MAKE IT TO HER FEET BUT THERE’S MS. EXTREME FROM BEHIND WITH A PUMPHANDLE SUPLEX TO DROP HER FOR A COVER!!
Persephone: These girls can’t do anything right; they’re supposed to stay down on their backs! How hard can it be to do something they’ve done their whole lives?!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme hurries as fast as she can to not lose her sudden advantage while Kensingten tries to get back up to her feet! But a kick to the knee knocks her down and Ms. Extreme pulls her into a headlock, bringing her up as she dashes toward the ropes with a hold still on Kensignten-
Rich Russillo: KENSINGTEN DUMPS HER OUT ONTO THE APRON AS MS. EXTREME LEAPED UP TO TRY TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THAT SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG! BUT MS. EXTREME MANAGES TO CATCH THE TOP ROPE JUST IN TIME AND KENSINGTEN TRIES TO GO THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A SHOULDER THRUST ONLY TO GET A SWIFT KICK TO THE CHEST!
James Peters: KENSINGTEN GETS YANKED THROUGH THE ROPES BY HER HAIR AND CAMILLE SLAMS HER DOWN, KENSINGTEN DROPPING TO THE FLOOR ON THE OUTSIDE! And look inside the ring! Ms. Extreme steps back inside and takes off running to the ropes- SUICIDE DIVE OUT THE RING ONTO KENSINGTEN!!!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme truly giving no fucks about her injuries and risking it all in what could’ve been a disastrous fall! She grabs Kensingten from off the ground- SLAMMING HER HEAD RIGHT OFF THE RING POST! MS. EXTREME ISN’T LETTING HER GO THOUGH AS SHE WHIRLS HER AROUND BEFORE LAUNCHING HER INTO THE BARRICADE WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!!!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme ignores the referee’s warning of a count-out as she keeps her focus on Kensingten, grabbing her up and running her back-first into the ring apron! She pulls her away just to do it again and now she lifts her up onto the apron, dragging her over to the corner! MS. EXTREME WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND THE RING POST AND FALLS BACK INTO A FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK!
Persephone: Does she really have to scream so loud? All that yelling when she could just be telling the referee that she quits before Camille breaks her legs.
Rich Rusillo: AFTER BEING TRAPPED IN CANDICE’S CANDY LOCK FOR SO LONG EARLIER, I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED SHE DOES JUST THAT! SHE TARGETED MS. EXTREME’S INJURIES THROUGHOUT THE MATCH AND NOW MS. EXTREME IS RETURNING THE FAVOR!
James Peters: KENSINGTEN TRIES TO PULL HERSELF AWAY BUT MS. EXTREME IS GIVING HER NOWHERE TO GO! THE REFEREE LEANS OUT THROUGH THE ROPES, WARNING CAMILLE THAT SHE’LL BE DISQUALIFIED IF SHE DOESN’T LET GO!
Rich Russillo: THE REFEREE STARTS A COUNT AS MS. EXTREME IS STILL HANGING UPSIDE DOWN! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI- SHE FINALLY LETS GO BUT THINK OF THE DAMAGE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN DONE! KENSINGTEN CLUTCHES AT HER LEG BUT LOOK! CAMILLE GRABS ONE OF THEM AND SLAMS IT OFF THE POST!
James Peters: KENSINGTEN ROLLS AWAY TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE RING SCREAMING IN PAIN!! Ms. Extreme rolls her way into the ring under the bottom rope and Kensingten tries to hobble up to her feet- MS. EXTREME GRABS HER FROM BEHIND AND THERE’S A GERMAN SUPLEX! KENSINGTEN ROLLS OVER GRABBING THE BACK OF HER HEAD AND MS. EXTREME COMES DROPPING DOWN ONTO HER WITH A RUNNING SENTON! AND NOW STAYING ON TOP FOR THE PIN!
Rich Russillo: Kensingten kicks out! Apparently she must believe she’s still got some fight in her but that doesn’t bother Ms. Extreme at all! In fact, she had to be looking forward to it! She brings her to her feet and whips her off into the corner, Ms. Extreme running in after her and leaps with a forearm smash! She pushes off and tries to bring her out the corner but Kensingten keeps her arm hooked around the top rope!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme tries to pry her away but it looks like that’ll be useless as Kensingten is set on staying right where she is! KENSINGTEN RAKES MS. EXTREME’S EYES TO BREAK AWAY FROM HER!
Rich Russillo: KENSINGTEN QUICKLY TAKES ADVANTAGE BY GRABBING HER FROM BEHIND AFTER SITTING AND PERCHING HERSELF UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, PULLING MS. EXTREME BY HER HAIR INTO THE CORNER! SHE’S GONNA SHOKE HER OUT IN THAT HANGMAN’S CHOKE! THE BIBLE BELT STRANGLEHOLD!!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME FLAILS HER LEGS AND CLAWS AT KENSINGTEN’S ARMS! SHE’S STRUGGLING TO BREAK FREE AND THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR MS. EXTREME TO BE DROPPED FROM THE ILLEGAL SUBMISSION!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME LOOKS LIKE SHE MIGHT BE FADING AS SHE’S BARELY ABLE TO MANEUVER HERSELF OUT-
James Peters: MS. EXTREME SOMEHOW MANAGES TO KICK OFF THE ROPES AND THE TWO COME CRASHING DOWN, MS. EXTREME BEING SURE TO HOLD ONTO KENSINGTEN FOR A MODIFIED JAW BREAKER!!!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme grabs the top of her head, feeling the effects of that herself but she tries to shake it off as she turns over for a moment on the mat! The referee checks over on both women nonetheless as Kensingten has yet to move, meanwhile Ms. Extreme trudges to the ropes to pull herself up and then after taking a moment to collect herself, she makes her way over to Kensingten!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme brings her to stand while taking her back toward the middle of the ring looking for a suplex- KENSINGTEN WITH A SMALL PACKAGE ROLL UP!!! KENSINGTEN WITH A PIN ON MS. EXTREME FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT AND THEY BOTH TRY TO RUSH TO THEIR FEET! KENSINGTEN SWINGING AT MS. EXTREME WITH A PUNCH AND SHE NAILS HER IN THE FACE! MS. EXTREME LUNGING FORWARD WITH A FOREARM LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO CAVE KENSINGTEN’S HEAD IN! KENSINGTEN STRIKING WITH A CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME WITH A BACKHAND THAT LANDS ON THE SIDE OF KENSINGTEN’S FACE! AND NOW A CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST! AND A CLUBBING BLOW TO THE SAME SPOT FOLLOWED BY A KICK TO THE GUT! SHE’S GOT KENSINGTEN ON THE ROPES!
James Peters: CAMILLE GOES TO WHIP HER ACROSS THE RING BUT KENSINGTEN WITH A COUNTER, SENDING MS. EXTREME INSTEAD! THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION HITS OFF THE ROPES AND SHE COMES SPRINGING BACK TO KENSINGTEN! KENSINGTEN LIFTS HER OFF THE MAT FOR A TILT-A-WHIRL SLAM-
Rich Russillo: BUT MS. EXTREME SLIPS OUT AND GOES OVER HER SHOULDER, LANDING ON HER FEET BEHIND! AND SHE’S GOT HER BY THE HAIR TO PULL HER DOWN! TWIST OF FATE BY MS. EXTREME TO KENSINGTEN! THE SPINNING NECKBREAKER LAYS HER OUT!
Persephone: This is getting ridiculous! What’s it gonna take to end this?! I’ve said all along they should just take each other out tonight; there’s no good that could come of this continuing!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme has to be wondering what it’ll take now, but not for those reasons you want, as Kensingten’s put up a fight! But how much longer can she go?! Ms. Extreme looks to get those answers as she grabs her legs and fights to keep her centered in the ring, but Kensingten isn’t making it easy as she’s able to edge closer in the direction of the apron-
Rich Russillo: BUT THERE’S A STOMP TO THE LEGS! KENSINGTEN STOPS AND MS. EXTREME HAS HER IN A HEEL HOOK! KENSINGTEN SHOUTS AS SHE REACHES OUT FOR THE ROPES! WILL SHE MAKE IT?!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME CALLS FOR HER TO TAP OUT BUT KENSINGTEN JUST MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET THERE! CAMILLE TRIES TO TIGHTEN HER HOLD AND KENSINGTEN MAKES ONE MORE SURGE TOWARD THE BOTTOM ROPE-
Persephone: Now why did she have to do that?! This match could’ve been over if she just tapped! Now maybe Ms. Extreme will get herself disqualified since she isn’t letting go-
Rich Russillo: And it looked like she considered it for a moment but Ms. Extreme releases the hold!
James Peters: And Ms. Extreme slaps the mat in frustration, meanwhile Kensingten had used the bottom rope to pull herself out the ring! She drops to the outside and the referee advises Ms. Extreme to stay back while Kensingten is slowly getting to her feet-
Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: (off mic) You know what?! I don’t need to take this from you! I’m outta here!
Rich Russillo: She’s walking out?
Persephone: We’re Kensingten stans here at this commentary desk! That’s the smartest move anyone’s made all show; what a queen !!!
James Peters: Kensingten waves Ms. Extreme off, even blowing her a kiss as she starts to backpedal away from ringside!
Referee: (off mic) ONE!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme appears understandably upset, obviously not having wanted things to come to this! But there’s almost no point in stopping her if she’s only got intentions of walking out now!
Referee: (off mic) FIVE!
Persephone: Now what the hell does this bitch want?!
James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR!!! SHE COMES OUT FROM THE BACK AND IS STANDING BEHIND KENSINGTEN AS SHE’S COMING UP THE RAMP! SHE DOESN’T SEE HER AND CANDICE TAPS HER SHOULDER-
Rich Russillo: KENSINGTEN TURNS RIGHT AROUND INTO A PUNCH TO THE FACE! CANDICE HURRIEDLY GRABS KENSINGTEN AFTER CATCHING HER OFF GUARD AND ROLLS HER INTO THE RING! THE REFEREE LOOKING CONFUSED AND CONCERNED BY WHAT’S GOING ON!
James Peters: Kensingten turns over onto her knees, furious as she shouts at Candice- MS. EXTREME GRABS KENSINGTEN FROM BEHIND AND BRINGS HER TO HER FEET AGAIN! THE TWIST OF FATE FOR A SECOND TIME! KENSINGTEN GOES DOWN AND MS. EXTREME HEADS OUT TO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Rich Russillo: SHE GOES TO THE TOP ROPE AND KENSINGTEN IS STILL DOWN AND OUT! BLIND FURY!!! CAMILLE COMES CRASHING DOWN ON KENSINGTEN AND SHE HOOKS THE LEG, CALLING FOR THE REFEREE TO COUNT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Gangsta” by New Years Day plays into the new arena, and Ms. Extreme rises to her feet with the referee raising her hand before Candice slides into the ring, taking the ring official’s place and raising her sister’s hand!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. MS. EXTREME!!!
James Peters: After trying to walk out of this match, Candice arrived to keep Kensingten from going anywhere and left her to get put down by Ms. Extreme!
Persephone: She should’ve just let her go! Someone does something nice for me and that’s the thanks she gets? It’s rude; fuck the Ava family!
Rich Russillo: I doubt she was thinking of you at all, and instead not wanting to give the Avas the satisfaction of seeing her take a genuine loss tonight, but they got to see her lose and then some with how personal things seemed to have gotten!
(That appears to be the case as well, as inside the ring Candice and Camille are celebrating the victory while Kensingten has yet to move! The two sisters embrace in the middle of the ring before looking down at Kensingten, laughing and enjoying the moment at her expense before the scene fades out and Voltage goes to commercial.)
(Commercial break for Rogaine featuring Jake Smith. It helps thinning hair and receding hairlines.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the commentary table. James Peters, Rich Russillo, and Persephone are standing by.)
James Peters: Welcome back to Voltage. Last week, Malcolm Jones, Drake King, and Darcy May Morgan went into War Games and fought their hearts out for the Voltage brand against teams from Dynasty and Showdown. Working together and showing impeccable chemistry, the Voltage trio had the match won. Malcolm had successfully put away Showdown’s Justin Windgate and was going for the pin, when Drake would pull Malcolm away and go for the pin himself!
Rich Russillo: It was a tense moment for Team Voltage, as Malcolm and Drake would argue who would get the decision, much to the disgust of Miss Cash in the Vault. The indecision on Voltage’s part would allow Serena Bennett and Impact to swoop in and take the three out, allowing Mr. DEDEDE to set up the finish when he hit a shooting star press off the top of the War Games cage onto his old rival, Xavier Williams. Serena would throw herself across Xavier for the pin, securing the win for Team Dynasty.
Persephone: The most shocking thing to me about all of this is how fucking shocked the rest of you are over Drake King showing his true colors. Like the fact you guys and the rest of the world bought his born again, unselfish bullshit is fucking hilarious to me. The quote, ‘Messiah’, has always been an opportunist and it’s not like a leopard can just change its spots or whatever.
James Peters: I mean, I really can’t say that you’re wrong this time around, Seph. I know I tried to give Drake the benefit of the doubt when it came to his intentions, but perhaps he’s still the same Drake King that he’s always been.
(The camera switches from the commentary booth to the ring. Bella is seen standing in the center of it, holding her microphone.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome… MALCOLM JONES!!!
(The crowd erupts with a mixed reaction as “Scenario” by Pop Smoke begins to play. Malcolm steps onto the stage dressed in street clothes, and doesn’t really bother to pander to the virtual crowd inside of World 1 Theatre.)
Rich Russillo: Obviously, Malcolm is annoyed as he’s wasting no time coming down to the ring. I bet he’s going to have a few choice words for Drake.
James Peters: More than a few, and I don’t blame the guy. War Games is one match that everyone wants to win. It’s one of the most competitive, exciting, and biggest matches we have all year, and to walk away from it as a winner is a big deal.
(Malcolm is inside the ring now and Bella has passed him the microphone. He’s removed his sunglasses, so everyone can see the fury in his eyes, and he doesn’t bother wasting any time. He motions for his music to cut and begins to address the EAW Universe.)
Malcolm Jones: War Games was nothing more than full blown fuckery especially at the end when the dickeating weirdo decided to let his true colors shine through and try to steal the victory for himself. I knew that Drake King was full of shit, but for whatever reason I stupidly thought he could somehow keep his ego in check long enough for us to do what we needed to do and win War Games. That’s my bad, I guess, not that I was ever really given a chance about whether or not I wanted to work with him. He stuck his nose where it didn’t belong at Bloodsport because he has some strange obsession with TLA, and then proceeded to undermine my authority as the Voltage Team Captain and place himself on a team that would have been better off without him. Now, I can’t exactly call Drake to the ring and challenge him at Wicked Games since TLA already beat me to the punch there, but I can tell that little pussy to come out here and explain himself, and then take the beating he’s got coming to him.
(Malcolm pauses for a moment to see if Drake’s music hits. When it becomes obvious that it’s not, the former world champion chuckles to himself.)
Malcolm Jones: Surprise, surprise. Drake knows he fucked up and doesn’t want to come down here and face the consequences. One way or another, he’ll get what’s coming to him. Drake’s gunna realize that I was the wrong person to fuck around with. All the dude had to do was just stand back and let me score the victory. We could all be reaping the benefits of a victory right now instead of watching the nursing home and Serena Bennett celebrate the dub. But Drake is gunna be who he is, no matter what. As if THE VISUAL PROPHET ruining his entire life and humiliating him wasn’t enough to set him st-
(“This is Your Life” by The Dust Brothers & Tyler Durden begins to play and within seconds, Drake King hits the stage. He has a microphone already and is holding up his hand.)
Drake King: Now Brother Malcolm, it’s completely unnecessary to come out here dropping HIS name, and you know that.
(Drake’s music abruptly cuts as ‘The Last Messiah’ slides into the ring and stands up in front of Malcolm.)
Malcolm Jones: You really think I’m about to stand here and pretend to give a fuck about your fragile mental state? I will say the name Vis-
Drake King: NO! NO! NO! NO!
Malcolm Jones: :mjlol:
Drake King: I came out earlier this week and apologized for my actions. If you had taken a moment to listen to my words, you would have heard the sincerity behind them. I obviously let myself get wrapped up in the moment. I was riding high, pleased with myself for giving SOSA Henderson the blessing he needed to dethrone Rex McAllister and take the world championship I kept from him last season. I thought that perhaps if I got the win at War Games, I could truly show the world that I was sent to lead this company to the promised land we all deserve. However, I understand now that a real leader has no problem taking a backseat and allowing others to shine. That was your victory at War Games, Brother, and I had no right to take it from you. I still have a lot to learn, and from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.
(Drake extends his hand, offering a handshake and a show of solidarity, but Malcolm is not amused or impressed.)
Malcolm Jones: Fuck your ‘I’m sorry’. We both know you just out here tryna to save face and not make another enemy, since TLA is finally free to hunt you down and send you back to the Dead Sea where you belong. The last thing you want is someone like me coming for you head, and threatening to do you worse than Vi-
Drake King: :whoa: Please, brother!
Malcolm King: Man, shut your ass up. Stop calling me your brother. We ain’t never been any kind of kin. I went along with you because I wanted to win the match. Darcy went along with you because she wanted to win the match. We let you do your thing and act like a bozo, covering for you, and helping you. The second you acted like a glorified bitch at the sight of Sarah Price, we should have dropped you, but thanks to some finessing we were able to turn that situation around and work it in our favor. Or at least, we thought we had, but it turns out we had a much bigger problem on our hands. You stay being the snake you always been. The slimy little self-righteous piece of shit who only ever thinks about himself. I should have stuck to my gut and dropped you right then and there at Bloodsport.
Drake King: Malcolm, please. You’re being extremely harsh and your words are hurting me.
Malcolm Jones: Good, mother fucker. They’re meant to hurt you. How the fuck are you gunna enter the Grand Prix along with Darcy when she can’t even trust you at this point? Do you really think she’s going to be willing to go along with you now? How the fuck can she even trust you? Have you seen the bracket, by the way? Obviously me and the man I guess I’m about to carry through a whole ass tournament are set to potentially meet yourself and Darcy in the second round, assuming you can keep your head together and get past the 420s… Mile High Club… crack addicts, whatever they wanna be called.
Drake King: Sister Darcy knows I have her back and that I regret my actions from last weekend.
(Drake is cut off when “Spotlight Savior” by Iggy Azalea begins to play.)
Malcolm Jones: :mjgrin:
Drake King: :lupe:
(Darcy walks on the stage, sans CiTV briefcase, and with a very serious look on her face. She has a microphone in her hand and wastes no time making her way to the ring.)
Darcy May Morgan: Do I know that for sure, Drake?
(Darcy climbs into the ring and shakes her head, clearly unsure of her feelings towards this entire situation.)
Darcy May Morgan: You cost all of us a victory that we needed, and honestly I’m still pissed off about it. I have been working my arse this season trying to prove that I belong on Voltage. I have been taking on every challenge presented to me and doing my best to knock it out of the park. Winning War Games was the statement I needed to make, especially when you consider who was in the match with me. Serena has been a thorn in my side since she selfishly stopped me from cashing in on Minerva at the beginning of the season. The last thing I ever wanted to see was her celebrating another victory at my expense.
Drake King: :noah: Sister Darcy, I’m sorry! I don’t know what else to say. I know I messed up and I know I let our team down. It’s obvious that Malcolm’s ego needed the boost of scoring that pinfall and I should have been respectful of that.
Malcolm Jones: :comeagain: My ego needed the boost? Did you really just say that?
(Drake ignores Malcolm and continues to focus on Darcy.)
Drake King: I should have also realized that you needed to get a leg up on Serena. I know she has beaten you before, and even though I don’t believe in holding grudges, I know you have one against her because of the incident you just referenced. My bad. I didn’t think things through.
Darcy May Morgan: I’m not holding a grudge, first of all. I’m just sick of Serena and her bullshit, and I think we can all agree that she needs to be taken down a peg or two. War Games was my chance to do that, especially since she was basically down and out.
Drake King: I understand, and I apologize to you once again. There will be other opportunities for you to set Serena straight, and that could very well end up being in the Grand Prix if Shea Butter Babies make it to the finals and face us.
Malcolm Jones: :mjlol: Imagine thinking you’re getting past Blicky Boyz. Imagine thinking that Darcy even wants fuck all to do with you after War Games.
(Malcolm turns his attention towards Darcy.)
Malcolm Jones: You know you can’t trust him, right? You know he’s gunna end up leaving you high and dry like he did the two of us during one of the biggest matches of our lives? His intentions aren’t pure. Why the fuck does he want to be in the Grand Prix anyway? We all know what happened the last time Drake was in a tag team. The second shit hit the fan, he turned on Viz. Mans couldn’t even stay loyal to his own girlfriend. He spent the entire time lusting after her friend and downloading pictures of her to his phone.
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Darcy May Morgan: (sighing) What can I even say right now? I know Drake doesn’t have the greatest history when it comes to working with people or being in a team, but I don’t want to back out of the Grand Prix. This year’s tournament is full of the best talent in this company and I’m always going to go right after that next challenge.
Malcolm Jones: Not sure what to tell you then, Darce, because we both know exactly how this is going to end for ya.
Drake King: Malcolm…
Malcolm Jones: Drake’s gunna take a backseat while you do all the work, tag himself in, and hog the glory. If things don’t end up going your way, and newsflash, if ya face Blicky they not, he’s gunna drop ya like a bad habit.
Drake King: Malcolm…
Malcolm Jones: The fuck you want little bitch?
(The virtual crowd lets out a gasp.)
Persephone: GUILLOTINE! THE SICK KICK JUST TOOK OUT MALCOLM JONES!!! :joy:
James Peters: OH MY GOD! LOOK AT DARCY’S FACE! SHE IS IN SHOCK RIGHT NOW!
Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) WHAT DID YOU DO, DRAKE?!
(The camera cuts to Drake, who looks like he is in a trance. He is staring down at Malcolm with a blank look on his face, and Darcy drops down beside her fallen War Games teammate.)
Rich Russillo: Drake King just snapped! Drake just snapped and I’m not sure he even realizes what he’s done!
(Darcy is glaring at her Grand Prix partner who finally blinks. Drake’s face crumbles when she sees Malcolm down on the ground.)
Drake King: (off-mic) FRICK!
Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) What is wrong with you?!
(Drake rakes shaking hands through his hair and paces around the ring. He’s honestly stunned by the turn of events. He finally stops in front of Darcy and kneels down.)
Drake King: (off-mic) I-I-I’m not sure what even came over me. Did I hit ‘The Guillotine’?
Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) :skip: You don’t know what just happened??
Drake King: (off-mic) :lupe: Frick! I never meant to hurt Brother Malcolm!
(Darcy doesn’t say anything. She’s not sure what to say. Obviously Malcolm’s words against Drake had truth behind them, and it’s not like history couldn’t back up everything Malcolm had said. But Drake was her Grand Prix partner. She had chosen to go into another battle with him, and winning the Grand Prix is something she wanted to add to her resume.)
(Drake gives Darcy a pleading look.)
Drake King: (off-mic) Darcy…
(Her silence speaks volumes and Drake looks crestfallen. He only wanted his War Games teammates to accept his apology and something horrible had happened. The tension in the ring is so thick it could have been cut with a knife, and Drake decides the best thing to do right now is just leave the ring. He gives Darcy another look as he starts to walk up the ramp.)
(Darcy just shakes her head, her expression unreadable. Whatever is going on in the mind of ‘The Leading Lady’ is something she will let be known in her own time.)
Persephone: Well this shit just got real interesting, real fast.
James Peters: We’ll be right back…
(The camera takes another shot of a dejected Drake walking up the ramp before fading into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Colourpop’s latest Disney collaboration based around the movie ‘Hocus Pocus.’ Sold out on Colourpop.com, but available at Ulta Beauty in stores and online starting today! Sienna Jade approved this commercial.)
(Once Voltage returns, it fades into a more in-depth recap of the War Games match itself. The EAW Universe has to relive the heartbreak of Team Voltage all over again as they fail in their quest for brand supremacy. That recap fades into a replay of what just transpired between Malcolm, Drake, and Darcy.)
(After the video package concludes, the scene fades into ringside.)
Bell Braxton: The Following Contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first from Stillwater, Oklahoma! Weighing in at 215 pounds! He is “THE OKLAHOMA GENTLEMAN” DONOVAN DUKE!!!!
(“The Phoenix” by Fallout Boy begins to play as Donovan Duke walks out pumped and ready for a chance at a one of the top wrestlers in the EAW. He looks around at the virtual fans as they cheer, making his way to the apron, hopping up and then over the top rope, running to the corner and standing there looking out at the virtual crowd.)
James Peters: An impressive young man that made his mark at Territorial Invasion in a losing effort to Parental Advisory but many say it was his break out performance.
Rich Russillo: I agree, he has all the tools to succeed, but tonight he faces Drake King, one of the best in our industry, it will be a test for both and I look forward to see how Duke does here tonight. A win here and this could right a ticket for him anywhere.
Persephone: Oh this guy, yeah he’s boring.
(As Fall Out boy fades, it is replaced by ‘This is Your Life’ by The Dust Brothers & Tyler Durden. Drake King slowly comes out with his arms spread and a huge smile on his face, standing at the rampway looking at the virtual crowd ready to do a sermon. He seems to have shaken off the events from earlier and is looking to pick up a win here tonight.)
Bella Braxton: His opponent, hails from the Dead Sea in Israel! Weighing in at 225 pounds! He is “THE LAST MESSIAH” DRAKE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(As Drake hears his name, nodding he comes walking down to the ring slowly, getting to the apron and walking up the stairs, looking around before turning to his opponent, Donovan Duke and nodding.)
James Peters: The Last Messiah and all his glory, who cost Team Voltage the War Games match to Dynasty, but taking nothing from him, one of the most talented and dangerous men on the roster. I know there was drama earlier tonight between the members of Team Voltage, but if Drake has shown us anything since being in EAW, it’s his ability to bounce back.
Rich Russillo: No denying that James. Drake King has a huge task tonight and Donovan Duke is on fire, quite a few of the new breed on display tonight against established stars, this is another. Drake still has Territorial Invasion in his mind, this one will be good.
Persephone: Praise the lord!
(Rich and James both look over at Persephone who rolls her eyes. The referee checks on both men as Drake extends his hand out for a handshake. Duke thinks for a moment before he shakes it, both men nod as the referee calls for the start of the match.)
(DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Drake King and Donovan Duke circle the ring before locking up, Drake quickly kicks him in the gut and hooks Duke for a quick snap suplex!)
James Peters: This is starting quick already with Drake hitting a snap suplex and stunning the young Donovan Duke who was so impressive at Territorial Invasion and looks now to make a huge impression on the Voltage committee. This will definitely be a match to see! Duke is back up, charging in and Drake with a hip toss! Duke back up again and Drake with an arm drag right into an arm bar but he quickly breaks the hold and stands back some. Drake is smiling, bowing at him, almost as if he’s mocking Duke. An applause from Drake.
Drake King: (Off-Mic) Keep trying Brother Duke!
Rich Russillo: Drake King can play mind games with some of the best, the man really knows how-to pull-on strings and I have to admit, this is genius of him trying to get Duke all rattled right now. Drake King is already messing with Duke who tries to shake it off. He is back up on his feet, both circling the ring again, locking up, the Oklahoma Gentlemen hooks Drake, on his shoulders, take down by Duke! Drake is back up and Duke with an arm drag of his own! Drake still is back up and Duke connects with the dropkick and that hit right on the money, damn! Drake is in the corner and now Duke is taunting him!
Donovan Duke: (Off-Mic) Keep Trying Father Drake!
Rich Russillo: Oh, that didn’t sit well with Drake but he is smiling, laughing it off and here we go, locking up again, no! Drake with a stiff European uppercut! He stuns Duke who stumbles back some, Drake goes for a high knee, Duke side steps, GERMAN SUPLEX! HE RELEASED DRAKE HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING! Duke sees an opening, Drake is back up, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX WITH A QUICK COVER!
James Peters: Drake King kicks out! You’re going to have to do a lot more to Drake than that! Drake is up, Donovan with a swift forearm, and another, he has Drake dazed, throwing him into the corner, charging in, NO! King with the big boot, Donovan stumbles back, HUGE LARIAT coming out of the corner! Drake King just flipped Duke up and over! He now has him where he wants him! Drake is smiling, standing over Duke, almost as if he is praying for him, before a vicious kick to the head of Duke! And another! Drake picks up Duke whipping him into the corner, charging with a clothesline and followed with a bulldog but he Is not going for the cover. He picks up Duke again this time by the hair, setting him up in a front face lock, hard suplex by Drake, he is now being methodical here on the game Donovan Duke. King hoists him up and again, locks him in a front facelock, hooking the leg, NO! Duke floats him over into a Northern Lights Suplex and a beautiful bridge for the cover!
Rich Russillo: Drake King kicks out again! He is right on the attack! Another kick by King! He is not happy right now, dropping an elbow on Duke! And another! And a third! Drake is relentless and everyone is blaming him for Team Voltage losing the War Games! He knows there is a target on his back, grabbing Duke again and this time Scripture! NO! Duke pushing him off! Drake turns into The Dealer’s Choice! The spinning back fist hit the money! Drake staggers, Duke slides in behind Drake, A REVERSE GERMAN SUPLEX! DRAKE FLIPPED OVER ON HIS STOMACH! DONOVAN DUKE WITH THE LA MAGISTRAL CRADLE THIS COULD BE IT!
Persephone: This Oklahoma Gentleman, which I don’t think there is even such a thing can’t pin Drake! Give it up already and lay down, Drake is the King of Nazareth, Duh!
Rich Russillo: He’s what!?
Persephone: The Messiah! Haven’t you ever watched Jesus Christ Superstar!?
Rich Russillo: Can we place trade her to Showdown for Eve or even Kirkland.
James Peters: Talk to Captain Charisma. Donovan Duke has already tried quite a few attempts and he is doing such a great job of not dragging this match out too long, it is the perfect approach against a man like Drake King! Duke is waiting as Drake gets to his feet, Duke jumps on his shoulders! We could be seeing a victory roll and….. NO! AN ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP BY DRAKE KING! DUKE IS IN TROUBLE! HE IS SLOWLY GETTING UP! DRAKE GOING TO FINISH THIS WITH THE CURB STOMP! NO! DUKE IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY! DRAKE TRIES IT AGAIN, DUKE ROLLS TO THE APRON! DRAKE HAS HIS LEGS, TRYING TO ROLL HIM BACK IN BUT DUKE QUICKLY GRABS THE ROPES! HE IS BACK TO HIS FEET! SHOUDLER BLOCK BY DUKE! SUNSET FLIP! NO! DUKE LANDS ON HIS FEET, DRAKE TURNS AND DUKE TRIPS HIM UP! WAIT ARE WE GOING TO SEE IT!?
Rich Russillo: We saw this at Territorial Invasion, the giant swing he calls the Tornado Warning! The last time he swung Korey Gaines 30 times! And here we go….
(Duke starts to swing Drake as the Virtual Crowd starts to cheer.)
Persephone: Not this again! Give me your coffee mug, Rich!
Rich Russillo: You are not puking in my mug! Another swing and another! WE ARE AT 20 SWINGS AND DONOVAN DUKE LET’S GO! HE IS A LITTLE WOBBLY BUT DROPS ON DRAKE FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!
Rich Russillo: DRAKE KING KICKS OUT! DONOVAN DUKE ALMOST HAD HIM BUT THIS YOUNG MAN IS NOT GIVING UP AND WE SAW THE HEART OF THIS KID AT TERRITORIAL INVASION AND LOOK AT HIM NOW! HE IS TAKING IT TO THE NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICK AND FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, DRAKE KING! DUKE ISN’T DONE! HE PICKS UP KING BY THE HAIR, SETTING HIM UP FOR THE DOUBLE DOWN! TORNADO DDT! NO! DRAKE IS ABLE TO THROW HIM OFF! SCRIPTURE! DRAKE KING HIT THE SCRIPTURE AS DUKE LANDED ON HIS FEET! DRAKE IS NOT GOING FOR HIS FIRST COVER!
James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE KICKS OUT! DRAKE LOOKS A BIT SHOCKED BY THAT! The scripture connected and Duke took it all! Drake King though isn’t going to let up, I think he is even surprised by what this young man has done in this match! He picks Duke up on his shoulders, climbing to the second rope, with a huge back body drop on Duke! Drake climbs on him, Crossface! He has the Crossface locked in the middle of the ring! DUKE HAS NO WHERE TO GO! He is trying to find the ropes, anything but Drake King is wrenching back, my God! DRAKE IS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED! Trying to slow Duke down who has had a counter for every move Drake has done! He is really taking it to this young man! Wait…. DUKE IS STARTING TO DRAG DRAKE WITH HIM TO THE ROPES! LOOK AT DRAKE’S FACE! HE CAN’T BELIEVE!
Rich Russillo: WHAT STRENGTH FROM DUKE! WHAT DETERMINATION! DRAKE KING WANTS TO END THIS NO! BUT DONOVAN DUKE IS NOT GIVING UP! HE IS STRETCHING FOR THE ROPES! HER IS….
Persephone: I cannot believe he reached the ropes.
(The referee sees it and starts making the count. 1…..2…..3……4…… Drake finally breaks it.)
Rich Russillo: “Drake King is beside himself right now, he thought that was it and had Donovan Duke in a very precarious situation! He is now grabbing Duke by the hair, Drake whips him into the ropes, going for a body drop, Duke leap frogs over, turns quickly grabbing Drake from behind, SOUTHERN CHARM! THE FACEBUSTER ON DRAKE! HE DIDN’T EVEN SEE IT COMING! DONOVAN DUKE HAS DRAKE KING AGAIN IN TROUBLE! WHAT A SHOWING BY THIS GUY! WE HAVE A FUTURE STAR RIGHT HERE IN THE MAKING!
James Peters: Donovan is not going for the cover, he is climbing the top rope, MOONSAULT ON DRAKE KING AND HE CONNECTS ! HOOKING THE LKEG FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: DRAKE KING GETS A SHOULDER UP! DUKE AGAIN IS AMAZED THAT DRAKE IS STILL HANGING ON! DUKE IS BACK UP AND THIS TIME HE WAITS! DRAKE IS SLOW TO HIS FEET, DRAKE TURNS INTO THE HANDSPRING STUNNER! NO! DRAKE CATCHES DUKE! CROWN OF THORNS! DRAKE KING HIT THE CROWN OF THORNS AND THAT KILLED ALL THE MOMENTUM OF DONOVAN DUKE! DRAKE KING ROLLS OVER DUKE FOR THE COVER, THIS ONE IS ACADEMIC!
Persephone: How did he get a shoulder up!?
Rich Russillo: DONOVAN DUKE WITH A SHOULDER UP! The resilience of this kid! Look at Drake, he is shocked again, this time he is looking up at the Heaven’s! He is looking for some sort of inspiration! Donovan Duke came to fight tonight, the young man came to make a name for himself, and that is what he’s doing! Donovan Duke standing up and Drake King, he has him dead to rights! Drake King is setting up for the overhaul! THIS IS IT! NO! DUKE REVERSES! DRAKE KING TURNS RIGHT INTO THE ROYAL FLUSH!!!!! DUKE HIT THE ROYAL FLUSH AND THE MICHINOKU DRIVER JUST FINISHED DRAKE!
James Peters: MAJOR UPSET HERE! WITH THE PINFALL!!!!
Persephone: I can’t believe it!
James Peters: HE DID IT!!!!! HE DID IT!!!!!! DUKE JUST BEAT DRAKE KING!!!!!
Rich Russillo: WHAT AN UPSET!!!!!!
(The referee waves off the fall, he points to Drake King who has his foot on the rope! Donovan Duke was celebrating on his knees thinking he won this and now the referee is saying no, Drake King had his foot on the ropes.)
James Peters: I can’t believe this! Donovan Duke had just pinned Drake King, but the referee didn’t see Drake’s foot on the rope! What a miscarriage of justice here!
Persephone: How!? Drake’s foot was on the rope, the referee caught it after the three count. This is not over, he made the right call, it sucks because this match has to continue but he made the right call!
Rich Russillo: Donovan Duke thought he had it. He turns and picks up Drake King though, he is not done, going for another ROYAL FLUSH! NO! DRAKE SCOOTED AND DROPPED BEHIND HIM! DUKE TURNS QUICKLY FOREARM! AND ANOTHER FOREARM! HE IS SLOWLY BACKING UP AND DUKE US TRYING TO FINISH THIS OFF! HE GRABS HIM AND DOUBLE DOWN! NO! DRAKE AGAIN PUSHES HIM! HE CHARGES IN WITH A SPEAR! DUKE WITH A LEAPFROG! DRAKE TURNS! DUKE LEAPS AT HIM! NO! DRAKE CAUGHT HIM, TOP ROPE HUNG SPINEBUSTER ON DUKE! HIS NECK LANDED HARD ON THE ROPES!
James Peters: DUKE IS ON THE MAT! HE IS TRYING TO GET UP! DRAKE KING HITS JUDGEMENT DAY! THE CURB STOMP AND HE ROLLS OVER DUKE FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!)
(‘This is Your Life’ by The Dust Brothers & Tyler Durden starts to play throughout the arena as Drake King rolls over on his back, looking up at the ceiling as he starts to smile and laugh, Donovan Duke slowly starts to stir as the referee holds Drake’s arm up in victory.)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner……. “THE LAST MESSIAH” DRAKE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Drake King finally sits up with a smile on his face, grimacing in pain, tapping Duke on the shoulder in a sign of respect before standing up with the help of the ropes and raising his hands in the air.)
James Peters: This is why Drake King is a former World Champion and one of the best, but Donovan Duke, take nothing away from the kid, he gave it his all and there is nothing but a bright future for him in the EAW and the Voltage brand.
Rich Russillo: I agree, love or hate Drake King, he showed tonight why he was Voltage’s Number one Draft pick. He is on a collision course at Wicked Games, but he fended off one of the top rookies in the EAW along with so many other young fresh faces, Donovan Duke AGAIN stood out tonight.
Persephone: Yeah, he was good, give him a participation ribbon, whatever.
(Drake starts to make his way up the ramp with his arms spread and smiling, Duke finally turns to his side, glaring at Drake King who stops and looks up to the ceiling closing his eyes and enjoying the warm lights of the Heavens.)
(Voltage fades backstage.)
(We reopen to Sofia Clarke, who is standing by. Voltage’s backstage correspondent flashes the camera a confident smile before she begins to speak.)
Sofia Clarke: At Territorial Invasion, Sienna Jade was able to successfully defend the National Elite Championship against talented newcomer, Adam Lucas, and the always dangerous, Shane Gates. It was a controversial victory for the champion, as Adam had Shane pinned and was seconds away from capturing his first championship here in the land of Elite. Sienna was able to get back in the ring, throw Adam out of it, and steal the win for herself, proving that whenever you’re in the ring with a talent like Sienna Jade, you need to have eyes in the back of your head. Joining me right now to talk about that victory, as well as some other things, is the National Elite Champion… Sienna Jade!
(The camera pans out to reveal Sienna standing next to Sofia. The champion wears a pair of designer skinny jeans with rips in the knees, a black cold-shoulder style crop-top that shows off her toned midsection, and expensive high-heeled booties. Her blonde locks are pulled half-way back, her makeup is perfect, and the National Elite Championship rests across her shoulder.)
Sofia Clarke: Sienna, thank you for joining me tonight.
Sienna Jade: The pleasure is all yours, Sofia, because I already consider this a waste of my time. Now, I have truly tried to exercise kindness and patience when it comes to these backstage interviews when you consider the history the two of us have and how I just don’t like you that much, but I find myself not in the mood to deal with it tonight. There is no Sienna Jade victory that is deemed ‘controversial.’ A win is a win, and I did exactly what I said I was going to do. I said I was going to walk out of Territorial Invasion with my championship and I did exactly that. So you’re welcome for saving you and the rest of the EAW Universe from an Adam Lucas championship reign, or even worse… a Shane Gates title reign. :mjlol: We stan a charitable queen, and there is no one who’s given more to this business than me.
(Sienna pauses for a moment to smile, before she continues on.)
Sienna Jade: That’s why my queen and I have decided to team up again and enter the Grand Prix even though we have our own individual agendas. It’s obvious that the two of us are better together, and that the EAW Universe needs to see the two of us in the ring, side-by-side, working together for the greater good. Neither of us want to limit ourselves, and now that Kassidy’s healed up and the Grand Prix is underway, it’s the perfect time to remind everyone why The Jaded Hearts are the Tag Team of the Decade. Not of the year… the DECADE. That means out of every team that came through those doors from 2010 until 2019, it was the two REVOLT Queens that captured the hearts of the EAW Universe and left their peers jaded and angry, and forced to eat their dust :wow:.
Sofia Clarke: Congratulations on that victory, by the way. I think I speak for everyone when I say it’s great to see the two of you working together again instead of being on opposing sides. With your next match in the Grand Prix decided thanks to the Maidens of Malpractice dispatching James Ranger and Maxwell, I want to know what’s next for you as a singles competitor. Wicked Games is the next marquee event, and I know Captain Charisma has already spoken to you about defending your championship. Did he mention any possible contenders, or do you have a preference for who you face?
(Unable to help herself, Sienna rolls her pretty eyes.)
Sienna Jade: The opponent doesn’t matter to me. I’m Sienna Jade. You understand that, right? I’m unfuckwithable, and better than I ever have been before. Captain Charisma could throw this whole roster at me and I’m confident that I would retain this belt against every single person on it.
(Sienna looks down at her baby and smirks, giving the National Elite Championship a friendly pat.)
Sienna Jade: However, since you have decided to bring it up and open up the conversation, I want to address something that happened earlier tonight. I was in my locker room, minding my own business, swatching MAC lipsticks and seeing which shade of pink looked better on me because you know, that’s important as well, when some intern had the actual audacity to knock on my door. At first, I thought she was a fan and since I am The Locker Room Leader, I asked if she wanted an autograph and a selfie. That’s what a good Elitist does, so take notes rookies! Always, always give back to those who look up to you! Anyway, this intern very politely informed me of who she was and told me something extremely interesting.
Sofia Clarke: What did she tell you?
Sienna Jade: She told me about a nice little conversation she overheard between Minerva and Myles. Apparently Minerva decided to stick her nose where it didn’t belong and told her boy toy that he should set his sights on taking my son from me, because apparently I represent everything that is wrong with this sport. That’s laughable to say the least, when you consider the source of the bullshit is known for being a bitter, jealous, and unlikeable cunt. Pardon the harshness of that, but it’s well deserved. There was a time when I put this company on my back and carried it, despite the fact it fought me every step of the way. Minerva is quick to tell the world her sob story of fake oppression when I’m really the woman who experienced the feeling of being held back and undermined. That’s another story for another day, but I’m going to go ahead and let it be known that if Myles wants to let Minerva dictate his moves and push him in this direction, MY direction, it’s going to be the biggest mistake he’s ever made. Myles might have come close to pulling off the upset back at Bloodsport when he faced Rex McAllister, but stepping into the ring against me is going to be a different story. Myles won’t get close to an upset. I will beat the shit out of him.
???: (off-mic) Are you sure about that?
(Sienna turns around and finds herself face to face with Myles. She goes to reply but he kicks her in the stomach, hooks her arm, and lifts her up! Sofia lets out a shriek and takes off running! The National Elite Championship belt falls to the ground as Myles plants Sienna into the concrete floor with the ‘De Facto’!!!! Sienna is out and Myles stands up, looking down at the champion, and he shakes his head.)
Myles: (off-mic) Beat the shit out of me, hun? Preaching to others about needing to have eyes in the back of their head, and you never once thought I would come up behind you, did you? Maybe you should take your own advice, leader.
(Myles gives Sienna Jade a disgusted look before stepping over her body and making his way out of the scene. The camera focuses on Sienna, down on the ground, before fading into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for the Bible, but this isn’t just any Bible! It’s the Drake King version of the Bible! Available now at Christian bookstores everywhere!)
(The camera transitions to the ring in the World 1 Theatre where Bella Braxton stands by.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is your main event match of the evening, and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie plays, echoing when a lone spotlight is shown where Minerva is on the stage, kneeling and licking her lips, looking around wearing her hat and Glasses, carrying her gypsy chain and wearing an intricate black jacket. Suddenly the mysterious Mr. Gunari walks out, carrying a black rose. She slowly looks around with a smile on her face before crawling a little and slowly standing on her two feet where Mr. Gunari places the rose in her mouth.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…She hails from The Florida Everglades…She weighs in at ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO POUNDS…She’s known as ‘THE GYPSY….MINERVA!!!!!!!!
James Peters: Territorial Invasion couldn’t have gone any better for this young woman, the former Universal Women’s Champion, Minerva!
Rich Russillo: Most seem to forget that she was only a part of the longest reigning Unified Tag Team Champions of all time to truly understand how she can operate in a team environment when the ultimate goal is to win!
James Peters: This I will agree with you on. Many can question her motives, but they can’t question the fact that she’s a winner.
(‘Survival’ by Eminem replaces ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ as Adam Lucas comes out from beyond the curtain, looking around immediately to scope out his surroundings in the brand new World 1 Theatre before nodding his head and walking down the ramp.)
Bella Braxton: And Introducing her opponent…He hails from New York, New York…He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED THIRTY ONE POUNDS…He’s known as ‘THE NEXT LEVEL’…ADAM!!!! LUCAS!!!!
James Peters: If you watched his performance at Territorial Invasion you have to be convinced that this man, Adam Lucas, is definitely a future champion in this company. The National Elite Champion, Sienna Jade, barely walked away with her championship. The whole world has seen this young kid grow up quite fast. He’s been in the ring with them all it seems this season, from the current Cash In The Vault winner, Darcy May Morgan, to Kasey Kaos and Ms. Extreme who just waged war in an Inferno Match at Territorial Invasion, to the current and former EAW Champion in Rex McAllister and SOSA Henderson, and as mentioned the National Elite Champion, Sienna Jade!
Rich Russillo: Yeah, yeah. Adam Lucas is someone who’s shown he’s a battler, he’ll fight you. But he’s definitely missing the experience that’s needed to succeed at this level. He’ll get there one day, but he’s not at ‘The Next Level’ yet. He’s certainly not on Minerva’s level
James Peters: We’ll all soon find out.
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: The bell has sounded, and this main event has begun. Rookie and rising star, Adam Lucas, and the former Unified Tag and Universal Champion, ‘The Gypsy Moth’ Minerva, this should be one hell of a main event! Adam Lucas is coming off a loss, Minerva earning a key victory in the brand warfare match for the Voltage brand. Both should be primed to make this main event one worth talking about for a while to come.
Rich Russillo: Minerva, as she’s well known for, is already playing mind games with her opponent as she inches out of the corner onto all fours, what’s she doing? Adam Lucas looking on, and now out at the virtual audience, who are buzzing a bit. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? This is Minerva we’re talking about. Compared to what she’s done in recent months, I’d say this is pretty tame the way she’s seductively crawling to the center of the ring not taking her eyes off Adam!
James Peters: And look at this, I think Adam is willing to step forward! I don’t think he knows exactly what to make of this as he meets Minerva in the center, and quite frankly neither do I. But look at this, he’s extending his hand out to the ‘Gypsy Moth’.
Persephone: Well, finally I can get a word in! And I must say, this is the worst type of seduction and foreplay I’ve ever seen! I could do it so much better than-oh….well then. That’s more like it.
James Peters: Minerva takes the hand of Adam, and look at that she appears to be shaking his-whoa! She just surprised Adam with an arm drag and now Adam is flat on his back and Minerva is back up! Adam tries to recover as quick as he can but is met with a stiff boot to the face that sends him back down! Now Minerva is stomping the hell out of this rising rookie, Adam Lucas! And now a foot to the throat, talk about getting choked up under the pressure of being in the main event.
Rich Russillo: You have to admit though, James. That was a rookie mistake if I ever saw one. At what point do you shake the enemy’s hand, especially one you’re not familiar with!!?? I mean, that’s like petting a wild animal and then crying when it bites you doing what’s in its nature. Minerva is someone who doesn’t conform for anyone, Adam should know this by now!
James Peters: Adam trying to stand as he absorbs these shots from Minerva in the corner. Now Minerva takes a few steps back and now rushes the corner looking for a running corner clothesline but Adam moves out of the way at just the very last moment and goes for a shoot kick but it’s easily caught by Minerva, and now a gouge to the eye by Minerva! Adam is reeling back as the referee admonishes Minerva! Trapping headbutts by Minerva! Minerva whips Adam to the ropes but Adam reverses it instead and sends Minerva to the ropes! Now a basement dropkick by Adam Lucas takes Minerva off her feet! Adam follows with a step up enziguri that takes Minerva right back down! Adam hurries in for the cover, hooking the leg!
Rich Russillo: Minerva is actually a bit impressed here, but she’s way tougher than that and isn’t easily fazed by this rookie! Both competitors are back on their feet, and Adam runs in for an attack but he rushes in too soon! Minerva sidesteps Adam, she sees him coming and Adam bounces off the ropes and Minerva avoids the contact from Adam! Now Minerva rakes the back of Adam Lucas with authority! Adam yelps in pain, but Minerva already has Adam up before he can properly react, and sends him back down with a snap powerslam! Adam is back up holding his lower back but Minerva is there to meet him again and she’s going for something here, but no! Adam stops Minerva in her tracks before she can strike him, and puts her down with a devastating spinebuster! Oh my, and Adam hurries in for another cover! He could have it here!
Persephone: These two seem to be made for each other, because they’re as boring as fuck! The fake seduction in the beginning was kind of cool, but getting down to basics isn’t a recipe for keeping a Greek Goddess like myself interested.
James Peters: Minerva rolls out of the ring but Adam Lucas is trying to stay on top of the situation not wanting to allow Minerva to create space. But Minerva is there to trip Adam up and pull him outside instead. Minerva with a short arm clothesline that takes Adam out of his boots. Minerva has been on such a mean streak in recent months, there’s no telling when she’s going to really strike and make a statement on an opponent. Adam too had a match at Territorial Invasion for the National Elite Championship and came up so close to walking away as the the Champion, but he also went through hell and back against Ms. Extreme back at Bloodsport. So he knows a thing or two about turning things up a notch.
Rich Russillo: Yes but right now Minerva is treating him like throwaway garbage as she whips Adam into those unforgiving steel steps!
James Peters: After showing the fight earlier over the last few sequences in the ring, Adam Lucas finds himself at a disadvantage outside it where Minerva is right at home doing as she pleases, and per usual being the main event the referee is being somewhat lenient by letting these two competitors battle it out. We all definitely want to see a winner tonight.
Persephone: That goes double for me, but they need to make it quicker than this before I just die of boredom with these two, especially Mr. mullet. Could he be anymore dull with his “chivalry hasn’t died’ attitude!
James Peters: Minerva rolls Adam back in the ring and she ain’t wasting any time, she grabs Adam from behind. She may be looking for a German suplex, but Adam is trying to fight out of it with a back elbow but Minerva avoids the contact, and now a back rake to Adam and now walks right into a scissor kick that takes him down! Minerva with the cover!
Rich Russillo: This Adam Lucas sure is resilient, I’ll give him that. But he couldn’t have possibly known what he was walking into in this main event against a woman who’s put people out of the business, in Minerva. Minerva now draping Adam over the ropes, she’s choking him on the ropes with her boot over the back of Adam’s head! The referee is now admonishing Minerva, who shoves him away! Now she goes back to choking him again over the ropes with her boot over the back of Adam’s head again!
Ref (off mic): Come on, Minerva! Let him up!
Minerva (off mic): GET OUT OF FACE BEFORE I TEAR YOURS OFF!!
James Peters: The referee and Minerva having words, and you can tell it’s not exactly the prettiest of exchanges. Adam Lucas is choking and feeling the effects of Minerva’s roughhouse tactics as he rolls away trying to regather his bearings about himself. Minerva grabs up Adam by his hair but Adam fights out of her grasp and starts striking with knife edge chops to Minerva’s chest just lighting her up! Minerva is reeling, but she finally ducks the attack! She’s got Adam from behind! She’s going for the Twilight! No! Adam reverses it into a discus punch! Now a standing dropkick is right on target as Minerva falls into the ropes and now back into Adam’s grasp! Adam is going for the hiptoss, but this is what leads to the cradle pile-driver and Minerva is blocking the attempt! She’s got it well scouted! Minerva goes for a closed fist punch on Adam right to his chest!
Rich Russillo: That had to knock the air out of him! Now a stiff forearm to the head of Adam Lucas and Minerva is going for the Twilight once again! But again Adam reverses right into a small package! But Minerva breaks free and now looks to roll Adam up, and she’s got a handful of the tights!
James Peters: Minerva was so close to stealing this main event match right there, but Adam was able to find a way out of that predicament! Adam steps up and throws a high kick that Minerva was ready for it! THE DEVIL’S TOUCH! A DEVASTATING SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE THROAT OF ADAM LUCAS! BUT WAIT! HE CAUGHT THE KICK! BUT HOW!!?? ADAM ISN’T DONE! HE SWEEPS MINERVA’S OTHER LEG OUT FROM UNDER HER!! SHE WASN’T PREPARED FOR ALL THIS! NOW ADAM HAS MINERVA RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HER!! ADAM IS NOW DROPPING ELBOWS ON THE LEG OF MINERVA, HE’S TRYING TO IMMOBILIZE HER WITH THIS ATTACK!! THE GYPSY MOTH IS ABSORBING THIS ATTACK, SURPRISED THAT THIS ROOKIE ADAM HAS SO MUCH FIGHT IN HIM!
Persephone: Yeah, he’s slowing this match down to a crawl, so boring. Can I start yawning now? Thanks. (Then she proceeds to place her palm over her mouth and yawn.)
James Peters: BUT MINERVA IS FIGHTING WITH ALL SHE’S GOT AS WELL, TRYING TO USE HER FREE LEG TO WORK HER WAY OUT OF ADAM’S CLUTCHES! BUT ADAM KEEPS WORKING OVER THE ONE LEG, NOW STOMPING AWAY IN THE CALF AND KNEE AREA, WEAKENING THE JOINTS! NOW HE FINALLY CATCHES MINERVA’S OTHER LEG THAT SHE WAS USING, AND NOW HE’S USING THAT LEG TO HIS ADVANTAGE AS WELL BY LOCKING HER LEGS TOGETHER WITH ONE AT A FORTY FIVE DEGREE ANGLE AND NOW IS IN A SITTING POSITION! HE’S NOW APPLYING PRESSURE WHICH IS BENDING AND STRETCHING THE LIGAMENTS IN MINERVA’S LEG! MINERVA IS NOW YELLING OUT WITH THE STRESS THAT’S BEING APPLIED ON HER LEGS BEING IN THIS FIGURE FOUR!
Rich Russillo: MINERVA IS NOT SOMEONE THAT WILL QUIT THOUGH! ADAM LUCAS DOES HAVE HER IN QUITE THE PICKLE THERE’S NO DENYING THAT, BUT CAN HE KEEP THE ADVANTAGE! CAN THIS EXCITING YOUNG MAN THAT’S BROUGHT A SENSE OF HONOR AND RESPECT TO THE YELLOW BRAND? NOT IF SOMEONE LIKE MINERVA HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT! SHE’S DESPERATELY GRABBING AT THE HAIR OF ADAM, BUT ADAM KEEPS APPLYING THE PRESSURE AND MINERVA IS NOT ABLE TO INCH CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE ROPES! ADAM HAS THE STRENGTH ADVANTAGE! NOW SHE’S-THERE YOU GO! SHE GOUGED HIM IN THE EYES! MINERVA’S FOUND THE OPENING SHE NEEDED TO ESCAPE!
James Peters: Adam Lucas can see the damage he’s done and now he’s going after the weakened leg of Minerva, and this has to come as a huge surprise that he’s being this aggressive. It’s obvious he’s looking to make a huge statement tonight, and not to come up just short but to win!
Rich Russillo: Minerva is greatly favoring that leg, Adam grabs Minerva and delivers a picture perfect German suplex that takes Minerva down! Minerva tries getting back to her feet as quick as she can but she staggers back into the corner, and she’s right where Adam wants her! Adam rushes toward Minerva and he delivers a corner splash! Adam is getting a head of steam once again and once again he flies right in for another big corner splash!
James Peters: Adam is now climbing up to the second turnbuckle and he’s looking out into the stands, but immediately goes back to work as he rains down closed fist punches to the head of Minerva! Minerva comes to however and now she shoves Adam off, now she descends from the second turnbuckle, and now the top turnbuckle. She drops down and lands split legged and delivers Hell’s Bell’s! Adam was taken by surprise, and now the referee is right there to make the count!
Persephone: I’m pretty sure I’m going to write a short proposal at the very conclusion of this show tonight, and it’s going to specifically point out just how bad of a match this has been and that a guy like Captain Charisma should never ever put these two in the same main event match together ever again! Neither one of them clearly know how to shine when the spotlight is on them, unlike myself of course! How’s my hair by the way?
James Peters: I’m sure Captain Charisma could care less of your opinion, Seph, especially since you don’t share his knack and vision for putting a show together!
Persephone: Oh, shut up you little butt-kisser! You ain’t going earn a higher paycheck without telling it like it is, James!
James Peters: I’m doing just fine for myself without downgrading two competitors that have obviously worked on their craft to be where they are today, and reminding people just how good they are regularly week after week! Minerva now punishing Adam with closed fist shots to the head repeatedly before standing and trying to walk off the pain that was inflicted earlier from the figure four leg lock! Now she sends Adam to the ropes where he bounces back and is met with an elbow that drops the ‘The Next Level’! And she finally lets out a scowl, showing her dismay for the fight this rookie has shown by far in his first main event match. He showed just how much fight he had at Territorial Invasion, within a three count of becoming the National Elite Champion on a few occasions and he’s continuing with that same fighting tenacity, but will Minerva allow him to get into any kind of groove at all here?
Rich Russillo: Don’t forget Minerva too, James. The performance she put on at TI displayed exactly how effective she can be in a team oriented environment, getting the pin for us in the brand warfare match! Now she would like nothing more than to build on the momentum she’s gained from that match especially with the Grand Prix quickly becoming a thing. Her and Myles will no doubt be quite the team to deal with when the time comes, but right now she’s trying to put away this stubborn rookie, Adam Lucas! She’s currently got the advantage with the side headlock, but Adam sends Minerva to the ropes and he delivers a hiptoss right into a-HE’S GOT HER TRAPPED! CRADLE PILE-DRIVER! ADAM LUCAS CONNECTS WITH THE CRADLE PILE-DRIVER ON THE FORMER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!! THE COVER!!! THIS WOULD QUALIFY AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS OF THE SEASON!!!
James Peters: Minerva barely shoots the shoulder off the mat just in time to avoid being upset by Adam Lucas! That was as close as you can get, and that seems to be the story with this guy! Always so close yet so far from snagging the one signature victory that would really put him on ‘The Next Level’. Adam picks up Minerva, a backbreaker now gives Adam enough time to step to the outside, Minerva favoring her lower back as she slowly rises back to her feet. She turns around and Adam is already bouncing off the top rope! Springboard flying forearm smash connects by Adam Lucas! Both competitors are down, but Adam is stirring just enough and starts crawling toward the bottom rope to his right. Minerva is also using the ropes for leverage as she looks to rise back to her feet.
Persephone: Wow! You know, I think I know this part. This is the part where they’re about to fight to a furious finish and then they walk away appreciating each other’s efforts, right?
James Peters: It’s called showing a bit of respect, but both of these competitors have shown us their hand tonight. They were who we knew them to be at the start. Certainly Adam Lucas has shown that he’s one of the more honorable and respectful competitors on the Voltage roster while Minerva is definitely someone who has embraced the dark aura that has followed her from the moment that she arrived here. Her actions over the last several months since reaching the top of the mountain in the women’s division have only amplified that. But right now she’s in the battle of evening with this scrappy young man, and they’re both to their feet! Minerva baets Adam to the punch with a kick to the midsection followed by a fiery forearm that knocks him into the ropes! Adam Irish whips Minerva off the ropes right into the LOU THESZ PRESS!! FISTS OF FIRE THAT ARE CONNECTING AND ADAM LUCAS IS COMPLETELY HELPLESS TO THIS ONSLAUGHT BY MINERVA!! MINERVA HAS ADAM BACK UP AND ADAM STRIKES WITH A WILD CLOTHESLINE THAT MISSES AS MINERVA COMES OFF THE ROPES AGAIN AND DELIVERS A SWINGING NECK-BREAKER!! NOW A COVER BY MINERVA AS ADAM FAVORS HIS NECK!!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Rich Russillo: Now it’s Adam Lucas that shoots the arm up shoulder off the canvas just before the three count! Now Minerva awaits Adam to get back to his feet, calling for him to rise and make his move! Adam is staggering back to his feet, now Minerva goes for the scissor kick but Adam sidesteps it! Adam goes for the discus punch that he connected with earlier but Minerva avoids it this time! Now Minerva grabs Adam and goes for the short arm clothesline attempt but it’s ducked by Adam, and now he has Minerva from behind! German Suplex by Adam Lucas! NO!! MINERVA LANDS ON HER FEET! ADAM CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT AFTER ALL THE PUNISHMENT SHE’S TAKEN THAT SHE STILL HAS THE WHEREWITHAL TO LAND PERFECTLY ON HER FEET! NOW MINERVA LANDS A KICK TO THE GUT! SHE PULLS ADAM IN! SHE’S GOT A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS AND SHE’S LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX OF HER OWN! SHE’S GOING FOR A FISHERMAN’S SUP-NO! ADAM’S BLOCKING THE ATTEMPT BY THE ‘GYPSY MOTH’! NOW ADAM LIFTS MINERVA UP! HE HOLDS HER UP! AND A RAKE TO THE FACE OF ADAM AND HE RELEASES MINERVA! MINERVA IS ABLE TO ESCAPE!! ADAM REALIZES WHAT’S HAPPENING BUT HE’S TOO LATE TO DEFEND HIMSELF!
James Peters: THE DEVIL’S TOUCH!! THE SUPERKICK-NO!! WOW! WHAT A SEQUENCE OF BLOCKS AND REVERSALS! NOW ADAM CATCHES THE SUPERKICK AGAIN!! NOW HE’S GOT MINERVA HELPLESS ON THE CANVAS! ADAM IS GOING FOR THE SHARPSHOOTER ON MINERVA, BUT SHE’S BLOCKING THAT TOO!! MINERVA ESCAPES AND ROLLS THROUGH BUT ADAM IS ON TOP OF HER EVERY MOVE! ADAM GOES FOR A TIE UP BUT MINERVA DUCKS ADAM’S ATTEMPT TO LOCK UP KNOWING THAT HE’S SHOWN ABOVE AVERAGE TECHNICAL PROWESS SO FAR! SHE’S LOOKING TO END THIS! SHE’S GOT ADAM LOCKED IN THE INVERTED FACE LOCK!! SHE’S GOING FOR PARADISE LOST!! BUT ADAM SOMEHOW SLIPS OUT OF MINERVA’S GRASP! HOW’D HE DO THAT!!?? MINERVA COMES OFF THE ROPES!! ADAM CAUGHT HER AND HAS HER UP!! POP UP POWERBOMB!!! ADAM CONNECTED!!! ADAM CONNECTED!!! AND THIS BABY’S OVER!!! ADAM HOOKS THE LEG!
(Minerva places her other leg on the bottom rope)
Rich Russillo: NO! NO! LOOK AT MINERVA! SO CLEVER SHE IS! SHE GOT HER BOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!! SHE’S STILL IN IT, BUT ADAM DOESN’T REALIZE IT! ADAM IS THINKING IT’S OVER AND HE’S ALREADY DRAPING HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF! BUT MINERVA, SHE’S SHAKING THE COBWEBS AND SLOWLY MOVING BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE WITH HELP FROM THE ROPES! THE REFEREE IS FINALLY LETTING ADAM KNOW THAT IT’S NOT OVER!!! THE REFEREE IS EXPLAINING HIS CASE TO ADAM RIGHT NOW, AND ADAM RUNS A HAND THROUGH HIS DAMP AND DRENCHED HAIR SHAKING HIS HEAD IN DISBELIEF!! NOW HE TURNS AND MINERVA IS RIGHT THERE AND SHE IMMEDIATELY GOES INTO ATTACK MODE THROWING CLOSED FIST PUNCHES AT ADAM, BUT ADAM IS NOT GIVING IN, HE’S FIGHTING BACK!! OF COURSE HE IS!! DID WE REALLY EXPECT ANYTHING ELSE?? ADAM IS FIRING BACK WITH CLOSED FIST PUNCHES OF HIS OWN!! BOTH OF THESE ARE TRADING RIGHTS AND LEFTS LIKE TWO HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTERS GOING BACK AND FORTH EXCEPT IN THIS SITUATION ONE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE MAIN EVENTS AND THE OTHER IS A COMPLETE NOVICE!! MAKE SENSE OF THAT TO ME, JAMES!
Persephone: Can you both please shut up and stop encouraging the idiots watching virtually that this is the best thing Captain Charisma could’ve put together for a main event! If this fake redheaded bitch was half as good as you are hyping her up to be and this guy trying to fashion the mullet like it’s the in-thing in 2020 then this match would be over already wouldn’t it mr. expert. That’s what I thought, I’m writing my proposal up right now as you idiots continue on shouting into the headset, which I’m removing at this time by the way! Persephone Tsitsipas signing off!
James Peters: THIS BATTLE WAGES ON AS BOTH COMPETITORS CONTINUE TRADING SHOTS! MAN THIS INTENSE CLOSELY CONTESTED MATCH LITERALLY HAS ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!
Rich Russillo: I’M AFRAID I’M GOING TO HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU JAMES! NOW ADAM FINALLY ENDS THE SERIES AND IRISH WHIPS MINERVA TO THE CORNER WITH SUCH VELOCITY!! ANOTHER CORNER SPLASH BY ADAM LUCAS!! MINERVA COMES STUMBLING OUT OF THE CORNER!! HE LOCKS MINERVA IN!! HE’S GOING FOR THE FULL NELSON SLAM! BUT MINERVA KNOWS IT AND STARTS DESPERATELY NAILING ADAM IN THE HEAD WITH SHARP ELBOWS TO THE HEAD!! ADAM RELEASES HER AND IS DAZED!! HE’S STAGGERED!! MINERVA HAS HIM LOCKED IN!! SHE HAS HIM UP!! ATLAS FALLS!!! THE TWISTING BRAIN BUSTER JUST DRILLED THE HEAD OF ADAM LUCAS RIGHT INTO CANVAS BELOW!! MINERVA WITH THE COVER!!! THIS HAS GOTTA BE IT!!!
James Peter: WHAT THE HELL!!?? ADAM LUCAS REALLY KICKED OUT!!?? YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW!! THAT MOVE PUTS EVERYONE AWAY!! ADAM LUCAS SHOT A SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST MOMENT AND MINERVA SITTING UP AS THE REFEREE IS TELLING HER HOW CLOSE IT WAS AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO RIP THE ROOTS OVER HAIR OUT RIGHT NOW!! THE VIRTUAL VIEWERS IN THE WORLD 1 THEATRE CAN BE HEARD REACTING POSITIVELY IN THE BACKGROUND!! ADAM LUCAS, THIS YOUNG KID IS GIVING IT ALL HE’S GOT! HE’S NOT LOOKING SO HOT RIGHT NOW BARELY ABLE TO PULL HIMSELF UP UNDER HIS OWN POWER WITH USE OF THE ROPES BUT HE’S SOMEHOW DOING IT! MINERVA, SHE’S FURIOUS! SHE’S SEETHING MAD RIGHT NOW!! IN HER MIND THIS SHOULD’VE BEEN OVER ALREADY!! BUT SHE’S GOTTA KEEP IT TOGETHER, SHE CAN’T LOSE HER COMPOSURE HERE! ADAM IS STUMBLING ON SPAGHETTI LEGS, I DON’T THINK HE EVEN KNOWS WHERE HE IS! MINERVA HAS HIM AND THERE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THERE’S ANY FIGHT LEFT IN THE KID!! MINERVA LIFTS ADAM UP IN A FLAPJACK AND DELIVERS THE REVERSE STO!!! SHE CALLS IT THE BLACK WEDDING!!
Rich Russillo: GOOD-NIGHT!!! HAPPY HUNTING, KID, BUT THE GYPSY QUEEN SLAYS ANOTHER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie begins to play in the World 1 Theatre as Minerva slowly rises to her feet allowing the referee to raise her arm to indicate that she is the winner of the match. Adam Lucas has his hand on his head, obviously smarting following the The Black Wedding as he uses the ropes inch himself toward the nearest corner. The virtual audience watching can be heard cheering positively in the background.)
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match by pinfall….MINERVA!!!!
James Peters: WHAT. A. MATCH!!!…What a main event to end this week’s episode of Voltage! What else is there to say? Both of these competitors left all they had in the ring, nobody would expect anything less from these two!
Rich Russillo: I’ll definitely give this one four point five out of five stars, James! It was obvious from the start that aside from the early mind games of Minerva, both of these competitors were out to continue whatever confidence and momentum they’d taken from Territorial Invasion, and Minerva was the one that was able to do that just a bit better than Adam Lucas tonight! She showed why she’s a former Universal Women’s Champion and undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the company today, while Adam Lucas showed why he’s not so far away as people might think to being ‘The Next Level’.
James Peters: Congratulations to Minerva on the hard fought victory, and Adam Lucas with the hard fought effort. There’s certainly more to come in this young man’s future. I can sense it.
Rich Russillo: Hold up, James, look at this!
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie has died. Adam Lucas is now standing up finally, while Minerva turns around to see Adam slowly approaching to meet her at the center of the ring clearly exhausted from the long back and forth match he and Minerva had just had.)
James Peters: Adam said he would shake Minerva’s hand, win or lose, but challenged Minerva to do the same if she was really everything she believed herself to be, which in her eyes is a World Champion! Adam just extended his hand, and Minerva looks down at Adam’s hand and then back to Adam. Is she going to do it? Is she going to shake this man’s hand that just took her to her limits and then some from bell to bell?
Rich Russillo: I think she should plant him in the canvas with another Black Wedding, and really show him why she’s known as ‘The Gypsy Moth’! Ah man! That’s not the sign of a future World Champion, if you asked me!
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie starts up again.)
James Peters: Minerva returns the gesture! Wow! What a moment!
(Adam Lucas begins taking his leave as the virtual audience can be seen cheering positively of this exchange between a surefire future World Champion in Minerva and a future champion still to come in Adam Lucas. Minerva is shown looking on, and then goes back to basking in her victory.)
James Peters: That’s all we got for this week on Voltage. For Persephone Tsitsipas, and Rich Russillo, I’m James Peters. We’ll see you all next week!
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