(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The theme of this week’s highlight video is the incredible FPV that was Wicked Games. The video opens up with the conclusion of the bitter war between Terry Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue over the Interwire Championship. This match was personal. It was action-packed. It set the tone for the entire show. Terry and Dr. Blue poured their hearts into match and destroyed one another. Neither wanted to give an inch, however it was Dr. Blue’s trusted Nurse Goldstein who perhaps made the biggest impact. The match came to a screeching halt when Nurse Goldstein got inside the ambulance and decided to hit Terry with it… although she ended up taking out both competitors! Nurse Goldstein would watch in shock as EAW officials and medical personnel would come out and start loading up champ and challenger to get them to a local medical facility. As both were being loaded in the ambulance, Dr. Blue SOMEHOW managed to roll off her stretcher and fall to the ground as Terry was loaded into the ambulance. She was declared the winner by default, thus continuing to reign as the EAW Interwire Champion.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The highlight video transitions to the match for the 24/7 Contract between the holder, Consuela Rose Ava, and the challenger, Korey Gaines. This match would be insane, with both Elitists unable to put the other away. Each of them would take risks, and unfortunately for Korey he took one risk too many and it didn’t pay off. Consuela would hit her ‘Knee of Death’ finisher, followed by a ‘Lemon Pledge’ for good measure and put Korey away for good to retain her contract and keep the suspense alive about her future cash in.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The battle between Andrea Valentine and Veena Adams takes center stage next. This match between the two women has been brewing all season, and the feud between the Beating Hearts of Voltage and Veena and Charlie Marr has been well documented. Veena would come into the match and show the world that she’s been trained by two of the very best to ever lace up wrestling boots. She would fight to the best of her abilities but not even assistance from her new partner in crime, Serena Riot, could help. The history making Specialists Champion would defeat Veena.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: We transition into highlights from the incredible triple threat match between Jesse Barlow, Sarah Price, and Shortfuse PAKA. One of these three will become the number one contender to the Interwire Championship and face Dr. Bethany Blue for the championship at Road to Redemption. The animosity between these three was on full display as each battled for the right to compete for a championship. Barlow would take advantage of the no-disqualification stipulation that comes with being in a triple threat and introduce brass knuckles into the match early. Hannah Marin would also make her presence felt and get involved, much to the annoyance of everyone. In the end, it would be Hannah keeping Sarah out of the match so Jesse could finish off PAKA and get the pin.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Highlights of the Universal Women’s Championship match play. Defending champion, Raven Roberts, would take on old foe and one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions in Constance Blevins. To say this match was a classic would be an understatement. The quality and passion displayed in previous UWC matches was continued on by these two amazing women. Unfortunately, the match wasn’t without controversy. The ILLIONAIRES, Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier, would interrupt the proceedings and destroy both members of Heavenly Hell, starting with Minerva. This would allow Raven to reluctantly use the distraction to her advantage and capitalize, putting Constance away and retaining. She would leave the ring, pissed off at how things went down, while The ILLIONAIRES would drop Constance.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The video fades into the highlights of the Extreme Elimination Chamber qualifying match between Rex McAllister and Jack Ripley. This match was well on it’s way to being a MoTY candidate as both men have proven time and time again that they are two of the best pure wrestlers in the world. There would be several near falls in this match, as both would continue to battle back and forth for an opportunity at championship gold next month. The match would come to a screeching halt when Jordie Ripley would make good on her promise from earlier and keep Jack from winning. Rex would never see her and he would capitalize on Jordie tripping her brother, hitting the ‘Rex Effect’ for the win.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The recap reaches the end with a graphic reel of highlights featuring Charlie Marr and Ms. Extreme doing battle inside of Barbed Wire Massacre for the EAW Championship. The amount of pain they inflicted on one another is something that will forever be remembered by anyone who happened to watch the match. Both of them would bathe in the blood of the other, while they fought to the death for the right to become the premiere champion in all of EAW. At one point, Ms. Extreme would have the match won but Jordie would make sure to pull the referee from the ring to give Charlie one extra lifeline in the match. The match would come to its grisly conclusion when Ms. Extreme would use her last bit of energy to kick out of the ‘Charing Cross.’ Charlie would have to resort to desperate measures and use a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat shoved under Ms. Extreme’s nose to give him added leverage while forcing her to pass out in a crossface submission.)
(Gold and white pyro begins to explode as the video fades out. “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami kicks up and the camera pans around the sold out Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! The fans are waving their signs, bouncing to the music, and are showing a ton of energy and excitement. Once the smoke from the pyro clears, the camera switches over to Rich Russillo and James Peters. The Voltage faithful are both wearing #Justice4Jack t-shirts, along with dress slacks and blazers, and they are both grinning.)
James Peters: HOLY SHIT! WELCOME TO VOLTAGE! WE SOMEHOW SURVIVED BARBED WIRE MASSACRE III AND ARE STILL ON THE AIR!
Rich Russillo: :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:!!!
James Peters: Wicked Games was fucking lit and now that it’s all said and done, we are officially on the Road to Redemption!
Rich Russillo: Or is the pavement to restitution?
James Peters: :mjgrin:
Rich Russillo: We are wasting absolutely no time tonight. Captain Charisma is back as of last weekend and he is about to make his way out here!
James Peters: We do have one hell of a show for you tonight, and I’m honestly pumped. It’s my favorite time of the year and that has very little to do with the turkey I plan on stuffing and eating this upcoming week.
Rich Russillo: O.
(“Self Help Tape” by Moses Sumney beings to blast across the public address system and the crowd stay on their feet. They begin cheering as EAW Hall of Famer, “Captain Charisma” Matt Daniels strolls out on stage. He’s dressed in a pair of designer navy slacks, a crisp white dress shirt, and expensive Italian leather dress shoes. He looks extremely handsome if we’re really being honest. There’s a reason he’s known as a golden god :wow:. Matt wears his trademark arrogant smirk as he begins to make his way down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME EAW HALL OF FAMER, CAPTAIN CHARISMA!
(The crowd erupts and gets louder as Matt gets into the ring and takes the microphone from Bella. He pauses for a moment to soak in the reaction from the crowd because it’s been a hot minute, and he allows his music to play out. As it fades, the cheers die down. The entire audience wants to hear what Matt has to say.)
Captain Charisma: What’s up Vancouver?!
(This of course elicits another loud pop, and that prompts the Canadian to smirk.)
Captain Charisma: Man, did I miss the EAW Universe. I damn sure missed Voltage. I took no pleasure sitting at home and waiting for my phone to ring. It wasn’t fun being suspended and I had a lot of time to dwell on it, and frankly, I drove myself a little crazy. Since my first day as Voltage commissioner, I have given this brand my all. I made it a point to highlight each athlete and give them an opportunity to prove themselves. I’ve taken great pride in building Voltage up and making it the premiere brand in all of EAW, and here on Sunday nights, stars have been born. I have poured my heart and soul, time and effort into Voltage and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why I let things get so out of hand. I’m man enough to admit that I allowed a spoiled, barely legal heiress get there better of me on several occasions. I allowed Veena Adams to make Voltage her playground and I allowed her to use the men and women of this roster as her toys. I wanted to work with her, and be fair, but in the process of doing so, I lost sight of what’s really important, and that’s the Elitists themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, you deserve a fair, unbiased workplace, and I didn’t do enough to protect the people who were placed on this brand under me. I could never apologize enough but I truly am sorry.
(The crowd applauds Matt’s humility.)
Captain Charisma: I learned a lot from being suspended and going forward, these mistakes will not be repeated. *another smirk crosses Matt’s face* Effective immediately, I’m back as the commissioner of Sunday Night Voltage, and this time, there’s no Veena tagging along for the ride. I plan to pick right back up where I left off BEFORE she came into the picture, and push this brand to an unprecedented level. Hard hitting, nonstop action mixed with a bit of extreme/hardcore scenarios to remind us all of EAW’s humble beginnings is my vision going forward and there’s no better place to start building towards Pain for Pride than at Road to Redemption. The Extreme Elimination Chamber is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated matches of the year. As a result of Wicked Games, Charlie Marr will be defending the EAW World Championship in the match this year, and joining him will be the winner of last year’s chamber, Rex McAllister. Later on tonight, Terry Chambers will take on Serena Riot in another qualifier and next week, two more matches will take place to determine the next two Elitists to enter the match.
Captain Charisma: The two qualifying matches next week will feature four of our more talented Elitists. Korey Gaines, a young man who’s just on the cusp of breaking out here on Voltage, will take on the woman who poured her heart and soul into making the Specialists Championship one of the premiere titles in EAW, Andrea Valentine. The second qualifier will feature another incredible woman, the woman who took Charlie Marr to hell and back last weekend at Wicked Games. Ms. Extreme will face Shortfuse PAKA, and PAKA is a man who’s coined himself Voltage’s bar of excellence and I don’t disagree. No one hits harder than PAKA, and no one brings more fire to their matches than PAKA. I can’t wait to see these four Elitists in action next week with two sports in the Extreme Elimination Chamber on the line.
(Matt is about to continue on, but “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Eurie begins to play. Matt can’t help but grin as the audience absolutely unleashes a torrent of jeers. When Veena Adams and Serena Riot walk out, that reaction gets even louder. Serena is already in her gear, ready for her match with Terry later on. Veena wears a sleek cream colored designer dress by DKNY and black Louboutin booties. Veena is carrying a microphone and raises it to her lips as her music fades.)
Veena Adams: Ohmygawd Matty! Welcome back!!
Captain Charisma: :mjgrin:
Veena Adams: So Serena and I couldn’t help but stand backstage and listen to you make your two little qualifying matches for the EAW World Championship chamber. Now, I know my precious Serena has qualifying match later on tonight against that fat fucking walrus, Terry Chambers, and that’s great. Serena Riot is a woman who has constantly been overlooked and pushed to the side in favor of the Four Whoreswomen of Voltage, and she is so deserving of this opportunity tonight. But let me ask you this, Matty. Why are Blandrea and Cummille being considered for a chamber spot? Haven’t they gotten enough of the spotlight this season? Is there some reason there’s not a chamber for the Universal Women’s Championship for them to compete in? I know my Uncle Ryan’s whore sucked his dick in order to get herself a qualifying match for the Dynasty chamber, and I know that stupid whore Cumeron Skanka Ava leeched off her own cuck’s talent to get herself into the Showdown chamber, but why the fuck are Cummille and Blandrea getting a crack at the Voltage one? This is honestly fucking bullshit. Matty, it’s nothing more than a pathetic attempt to overshadow the hard work of Serena Riot.
(Veena and Serena exchange looks, and Veena shakes her head in disgust. Inside the ring, Matt Daniels could not look more unimpressed.)
Captain Charisma: This is no way an attempt to undermine Serena and the work she’s done this season to earn herself a shot at the chamber. It’s certainly not meant to overshadow your new found friend either. Andrea Valentine and Ms. Extreme have been two of the most consistent and talented Elitists Voltage has. They are two-thirds of the team that won War Games. Andrea is just coming off a record breaking Specialists Championship run and Ms. Extreme came within an eyelash of dethroning the champion himself last weekend. Both of these women are more than deserving of their qualifying matches, and I’m sure their challengers are going to be looking to defeat them and keep them out of that chamber. You know something, Veena? It seems like you haven’t really learned anything from losing your job as the Co-Commissioner of Voltage. It’s your personal beliefs that ultimately ended up costing you that job, along with your biased judgement. That’s why you’re no longer in power, and why you’ll never be allowed any power on Voltage again.
(A dark look crosses Veena’s face.)
Veena Adams: Is that so? I hate to tell you, Matty, but it’s only a matter of time before my Uncle Ryan gives me my job back, so if I were you, I would watch how the fuck you speak to me. I am still an Adams at the end of the day, and family sticks together. I totally get that Uncle Ryan wanted to assert his authority, and throw around his weight, and try to remind me of my so-called ‘place’, and perhaps I was a little too defiant towards him, but I did learn my lesson and I’m confident that he’s going to lift my suspension in the next few days. After all, he graciously gave you a second chance. I know he will give me mine.
Captain Charisma: There’s not going to be a second chance.
Veena Adams: :usure: I wouldn’t sound so confident if I were you.
Captain Charisma: I have all the reason in the world to be confident and I will happily tell you why. When I showed up at Wicked Games, I had a sit down meeting with Mr. DEDEDE and HRDO. That meeting was hard to sit through at times, but the three of us came to the agreement I would have sole control of Voltage for the foreseeable future, and it was ‘Uncle Ryan’ who decided that the only future you have on this brand is as a wrestler and/or manager. You seem to be handling Serena’s career about as well as you did Viz and Charlie’s :mjlol:, and I’m sure she’s very grateful for that. If you don’t believe me, feel free to call your uncle. I’m sure he will happily back up everything I’ve just said.
(On the stage, Veena takes a deep breath. It’s clear that she’s angry, and she’s searching for the right words to say. Serena is talking quietly to her friend, and the microphone is not picking up their conversation. Serena finally stops and Veena shoots Matt a murderous look. The commissioner grins, and his theme music kicks up again. Veena shakes her head, clenches her fist, and storms off the stage. Serena locks eyes with Matt, who simply shrugs, and that prompts her turn around and head off as well.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for 20/20 on OWN: Homicide. ‘Texas Killing Fields’ is just one of the many bone chilling episodes you can catch on repeat on OWN.)
(Voltage returns from break and immediately cuts to Bella, who is set to announce the participants for tonight’s first match.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, From Triffouillis-les-Oies, France, weighing in at 204 pounds, he is the Magnificent Bastard….Provençal!
(The crowd begins to cheer for the popular Elitist.
James Peters: We all know Provençal has been going through some hard times lately…
Rich Russillo: Hard times? That goofball got what he deserved. Why is he so scared of women? I will never understand.
(Provençal makes his way to the ring as “Please don’t let me be misunderstood” by Blasta Esmeralda echoes throughout the arena.)
James Peters: He’s not scared of em, matter of fact, no one is. He just happens to have a very strict moral code. Either way, that is not going to stop him tonight because he is about to face his old rival, The Woogieman himself!
Rich Russillo: And you can’t spell Woogieman without MAN so Provençal should be fine.
James Peters: Ha! Speaking of… here he comes!
(“If ya smell” by Adam Massare blasts through the arena as The Woogieman appears on stage. The crowd reacts strongly to his entrance. It’s the typical screaming and crying, and fainting because Woogie’s presence is just so godly.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent! From Jacksonville, Florida. Weighing in at 260 pounds… The Woogieman!
Rich Russillo: This match has so many implications I do not even know where to start!
James Peters: Let’s start with Mister Woogieman right there who is trying to get back on top of his game after he got robbed of his Bhampionship by Zak Simmons. A win tonight would mean big things for him.
Rich Russillo: That’s not all! Remember what happened between Provençal and The Woogieman a few months ago? These two have history and tonight they are going to square off for what is going to be a barn burner, I assure you.
(DING DING DING)
James Peters: And here we go! The two lock up right in the middle of the ring, as the contest gets underway.
Rich Russillo: Chain Wrestling? Are you kidding me?
James Peters: It’s called testing the waters, Rich. Look at how Provençal is wrestling Woogieman down on the mat. He’s trying to see what he is made of. Oh wait! I spoke too soon! Woogieman got out of the way and he is now back on his feet
Rich Russillo: The Woogieman grabs Provençal by his wrist and throws him to the ropes. He bounces back and… Wow! What a shoulder block by The Woogieman. He wants to send Provençal a message! He is the big dog of the fight, tonight.
James Peters: Don’t count Provençal out just yet. We all know he always has a trick up his sleeve. See! I told you! The Woogieman went for an elbow drop but Provençal quickly rolled out of the way and answered with a drop kick of his own. The Woogieman is stunned and he stumbles back to the corner.
Rich Russillo: Now Provençal has the advantage. He closes in on The Woogieman and hits him with an Overhead Chop! The thud echoes throughout the arena as the fans go Woooooo! Wait what? The Woogieman doesn’t look like he even felt it?!
James Peters: The Woogieman doesn’t feel chops, Rich. There he goes, he grabs Provençal by the shoulders and puts him in the corner instead. The Woogieman now responds with a chop of his own! Ouch! I heard that from over here!
Rich Russillo: Provençal is crying in pain as The Woogieman grabs him once again. What does he have in mind? Belly to Belly Suplex! He has just thrown Provençal all the way to the other corner! This is insane!
James Peters: WOW! Provençal is hurting now, but The Woogieman is relentless. He picks him up in a fireman carry position and hits him with a Samoan Drop. Quick cover!
James Peters: Nope, Provençal kicked out. The Woogieman can’t believe this.
Rich Russillo: Stay on him kid!
James Peters: The Woogieman picks Provençal up as the fatigue is beginning to show on both of these competitors. He picks him up in a fireman carry position but Provençal struggles out of the predicament and lands right behind his opponent! Back Suplex on The Woogieman!
Rich Russillo: This might be the opening Provençal needs to turn things around… Provençal grabs The Woogieman, spins him around and… Neckbreaker! He got all of that! Quick cover!
James Peters: And The Woogieman kicks out. Provençal is catching his breath, as his opponent is slowly getting back to his feet.
Rich Russillo: Provençal rolls out of the ring to catch his breath but tonight he doesn’t have Shortfuse PAKA nor his trusted manager to rely on. He is on his own. The Woogieman slides underneath the bottom rope as Provençal notices him and starts running away from him! The Woogieman man runs right after Provençal!
James Peters: What the heck is going on? These two goofballs are running in circles around the ring! Wait! Now Provençal is back inside the squared circle and… Oh My! The Woogieman gets caught in a quick School Boy Pin!
James Peters: The Woogieman escapes but Provençal still has the upper hand and locks him in a tight sleeper hold just a second after his opponent powered out of the pin attempt. The Woogieman is still standing though!
Rich Russillo: The crowd is cheering him on! He’s a bastard alright, but they can’t help but love him! The referee grabs The Woogieman’s hand and YES! He’s is still in this fight! The Woogieman won’t go down that easy
James Peters: The Woogieman escapes the hold with a couple of brutal elbows to the chest of Provençal who has no choice but to let go of his opponent. Provençal stumbles back, gasping for air. Now there’s some separation between the two as Provençal rebounds off the ropes and charges right back towards The Woogieman who does the same and hits him with a Running Swinging Neckbreaker!
Rich Russillo: Provençal’s head bounces off the mat. Is he out? The Woogieman goes for the Sharpshooter… will he lock it in?
James Peters: Provençal is struggling! He knows that if The Woogieman locks him in he Sharpshooter he will have no choice but to tap out! Provençal pushes The Woogieman away with his leg and gets back up using the ropes as a leverage.
Rich Russillo: The Woogieman is stunned momentarily as Provençal charges in! Spinebuster from The Woogieman off the rebound! The crowd is going crazy!
James Peters: This is it! The Woogieman is going for the People’s Elbow! He bounces off the ropes, a little taunt and… boom! Connected!
Rich Russillo: Thanks for coming Provençal!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(If Ya Smell by Adam Massare hits to a resounding pop. The Woogieman quickly goes to the corner, climbs the turnbuckle and poses for the EAW fans in attendance)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER! The Woogieman!!!
James Peters: Convincing victory from The Woogieman tonight. Zak Simmons better watch out because the former bhampion is still right on top of his game.
Rich Russillo: You can say that! I think it’s time for the Magnificent Bastard to regroup and get back on track. He’s surely one of the most unique Elitist we have on Voltage and he will find his way back up the ladder.
(The Woogieman celebrates his victory with the fans as Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for PETA featuring Heavenly Hell and Jennipurr.)
(Voltage fades back in from break and cuts to the back entrance of the Rogers Arena. Former National Elite Champion, Jack Ripley, has just arrived and he doesn’t look happy at all. There’s little doubt that the ‘Straight Shoota’ is still in his feelings over what transpired at Wicked Games thanks to his little sister, Jordie.)
(Having been tipped off that Jack would be in the building, Molly Waters has been waiting. The second Jack pushed through the doors to enter the building, she had started to follow him. Thus far, Jack has ignored her because he’s come to Voltage with his own agenda tonight and he definitely doesn’t want to talk to anyone. This doesn’t discourage Molly at all.)
Molly Waters: Now Jack, I’ve been following you since you walked through the door! I know that you have a lot to say regarding what went down at Wicked Games last weekend! Can we please talk about what happened?! Surely, you’re angry and frustrated, and feeling a mixture of emotions.
(Jack’s dark eyes narrow but he continues to walk, quickening his pace just a bit. Molly is determined to make him speak and she continues the pursuit.)
Molly Waters: Have you confronted Jordie over her actions yet? Have you two spoken? She very well could have cost you a chance at the EAW World Championship.
(Jack grits his teeth and heads towards a group of stagehands who are standing around a monitor. He stops in front of them and places his hands on his hips.)
Jack Ripley: Have any of you seen my sister today?
(The group of stagehands look at one another and finally one of them nods.)
Stagehand: She arrived with Charlie awhile ago. They went into their lockerroom and haven’t been seen since.
(Jack continues to walk, heading in the direction of the lockerrooms. He’s quickened his pace, but Molly has come prepared tonight to get a soundbite by any means necessary and has worn flats. We stan a prepared queen.)
Molly Waters: Jack! Jack are you heading for Charlie’s lockerroom right now?! Jack! JACK!
(Jack finally comes to a stop and clenches his fists. Molly steps to his side and holds the microphone out, while Jack slowly turns to face her.)
Jack Ripley: You really are desperate to get a comment aren’t you?
Molly Waters: Well what happened to you last week has surely left you feeling some kind of way. The entire EAW Universe has been in an uproar over what went down towards the end of your chamber qualifying match with Rex McAllister. Your own sister cost you any chance you might have had at getting a shot at the EAW World Championship.
Jack Ripley: Let me correct you, Molly. She DID cost me that match because there’s no doubt I was going to win. Rex has never been able to better me, and it damn sure wasn’t going to start last week. I’ve invested to much time and effort into making myself a legitimate singles star and last weekend should have been the start of my own redemption story. Rex has had chance after fucking chance to regain a world championship and him in the title picture is the equivalent of watching paint dry. I’m sick of the same fucking people being put into the world championship scene, and that seems to be the case every year. It’s always the same old people getting opportunities to pad their resumes while the rest of us fight for whatever gets left over. Here and there a fresh face might emerge, and they get the world thrown at their feet. But what happens the second the newness wears off and something doesn’t go their way? They pack their shit and move on. Fuck. Look at Noah Reigner for there is no better example. It’s fucking bullshit.
Jack Ripley: I’m sick of constantly watching the same people get handed shit and last weekend should have been my chance to get pushed forward. But no. My selfish cunt of a sister knows good and goddamn well that I have her little pussy boyfriend’s number, and that if I got inside that chamber, Charlie Marr’s time as champion would come to a screeching halt. Jordie is far from stupid and she knew that she had to take drastic action to make sure Charlie kept that championship around his waist for the foreseeable future. But you want a real soundbite? Something that will get the EAW Universe talking even more about this? This is beyond the EAW Championship now. Believe me, I will be a world champion before I call it a day here in EAW, but if I can hurt Charlie Marr and destroy him, then that will be enough for now. I won’t touch Jordie. That’s my sister, even if she seems to have forgotten that. She’s been my tagalong since we could barely walk. I have done everything in the world for her. Jordiana needs a wake-up call and you better believe that I’m going to do whatever the hell I can to get myself in that chamber. Jack Ripley’s chances of being inside the chamber are far from over. Now fuck off.
(Jack brushes past Molly and storms off down the hallway. The cameras follow him and Jack doesn’t stop until he comes to the door leading to Charlie Marr’s lockerroom. He doesn’t knock. Jack kicks the door open and barges inside, but there’s no Charlie or Jordie. The former National Elite Champion seethes in anger as the scene finally comes to a close.)
(Voltage returns to ringside where James Peters and Rich Russillo can be heard talking in the background.)
James Peters: Oh boy, coming up next we’ve got the freshly crowned Big Boogie Bhampion, Zak “The Machine” Simmons, facing off against the ever promising Joy “The Killer Queen” Cassidy!! This scintillating bout offers Joy Cassidy a HUGE opportunity to elevate her name to the center stage of Elite Answers Wrestling!
Rich Russillo: You couldn’t be more right. Zak Simmons is going to look to follow up his Bhampionship victory with a win tonight. Can he do it? Or will Joy Cassidy show us what she’s all about by handing the Big Boogie Bhampion a loss?!?! I can’t wait!
(‘Catch Hell’ begins to play, as Zak Simmons appears in front of the Voltage Crowd.) James Peters: This reception is anything but positive, though Simmons rarely lets the crowd get inside his head. He may be cocky, insesitive, and generally a pompous fuck…but he’s a stone cold killer once he steps into the squared circle!
Rich Rusiilo: That’s absolutely right James, everything about him is designed for one purpose, winning. You can see it in his demeanor and the way he carries himself, he doesn’t give a damn about what anybody has to say about it, and that gold around his waist his proof that he doesn’t need anybody but himself!!
James Peters: It’s difficult to respect someone who clearly has such little care for sportsmanship, honor, and any synonym for respect, but his ‘methods’ and ‘tactics’ clearly are working for him.
(Simmons enters the ring and immediately hoists the Big Boogie Bhampionship high into the air, much to the dismay of the Voltage Crowd.)
James Peters: They really love him, don’t they! :mjgrin:
(‘Desire’ begins to echo throughout the arena, as Joy Cassidy struts her way onto the stage.)
James Peters: Rich, I’m not sure what’s larger, Joy Cassidy’s ego, or that helipad you call a forehead.
Rich Russillo:….stfu, damn.
Rich Russillo: Back to business however, of course her ego is big, you say that as if it’s a bad thing. She wears a chip on her shoulder the size of the world, because she feels like she’s going against the world. I believe that chip is going to take her to great heights, as we’ve seen, great performers will remain great, with or without the approval of anyone else.
James Peters: I can’t argue there, like Simmons, she is pompous to another degree, though it has proven beneficial before, will it do so tonight!?!?
(Joy Cassidy enters the ring, passing by Simmons in a dismissive manner.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING SINGLES ACTION IS SCHEDULED FOR ONEEE FALLLL!!!
(Crowd repeats: ONEEEE FALLLL!!!)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRSTTTTTT….WRESTLING OUT OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKKKYYYYY…..WEIGHING IN AT 245lbs…THE BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION, ZAAAAAAAAKKKKK “THE MACHIIIIINNNNEEEEEE” SIMMMMMOOOONSSSS!!!
(Crowd rains down on Simmons with heavy boos and chants: YOU SUCK, YOU SUCK, YOU SUCK!”)
(Simmons responds by simply raising his Big Boogie Title in the air and enjoying every second of the hate.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT… WRESTLING OUT OF LONDON, ENGLANNNNDDDDD…WEIGHING IN AT 130bs….SHE IS THE KILLERRRR QUEEENNNN….JOOOOOYYYYY CASSSIIIDDDYYYY!!
(Crowd showing mixed opinions for the young lioness, some love her, some hate her, but everyone shows her a lively reaction.)
James Peters: Are you ready for this Rich, I certainly am! Joy Cassidy looks fight ready, Simmons looks ready to kill, it’s time!!
Rich Russillo: I’m ready James!! Both competitors giving each other a cold stare, it’s like watching two animals fighting over dominance…and I love it!! You won’t find this anywhere but Voltage!!
(Ding, Ding, Ding!)
James Peters: HEEEREEE WEEE GOOO!!!! Cassidy and Simmons begin to circle each other, two very mental performers, going to look for any opening to start this match off. Simmons attempting to tie up..but Joy Cassidy catches him with a nasty kick right to the leg…now another, and again!! Joy Cassidy already attempting to dissect Zak Simmons, starting with his foundation, his legs. Cassidy going for another kick, this time aiming for the body, but Simmons caught her AND DROPS HER WITH A VICIOUS CLOTHESLINE!!! SIMMONS NOT LOOKING FOR AN EARLY WIN, BUT AN EARLY DECAPITATION!
Rich Russillo: My god, Joy’s going to have to ask the front row for her teeth back after that one!
Rich Russillo: Wait, did you see that…Simmons limped a bit after delivering that devastating clothesline, I believe that leg is giving him some trouble.. He appears to have shaken it off for the time being, as he attempts to lift Joy back to her feet. Simmons pressures Cassidy back to the corner, using his weight advantage to mother Cassidy, not giving her any time to recover from that clothesline. Simmons now delivering nasty elbows and body shots to Cassidy, he’s going to play with his meat before killing it. SIMMONS NOW POTENTIALLY LOOKING FOR A SAMOAN DROP…HE LIFTS JOY CASSIDY OFF HER FEET, HE’S GOT HER…SHE ESCAPES OUT THE BACK DOOR, AND IMMEDIATELY DELIVERS ANOTHER KICK TO THE BACK OF SIMMONS RIGHT LEG, DROPPING HIM TO A KNEE!! SIMMONS ATTEMPTING TO GET BACK UP, CASSIDY SAYS NO, AS SHE DROPS HIM AGAIN WITH A NASTY ELBOW TO THE LEG!! SHE KNOWS THIS IS HER CHANCE TO SHOW US WHAT SHE’S ALL ABOUT … JOY CASSIDY WITH RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES RIGHT TO THE FACE!! CRACKING THE JAW OF SIMMONS, HE’S SURELY OUT AFTER THAT ONE!!
James Peters: JOY CASSIDY NEEDS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE, NOW IS HER TIME TO CAPITALIZE…SHE’S LOOKING TO FINISH IT HERE, POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR “Welcome To The Cloud Factory”, THAT NASTY BICYCLE KNEE, FURTHER DISLOCATING AND LOOSENING THE JAW OF ZAK SIMMONS!! THE BIG BOOGIE CHAMPION IS IN TROUBLE, JOY CASSIDY IS STALKING HER PREY….THAT KNEE IS READY TO RIP…JOY CASSIDY WITH WELCOME TO TH- …. WAIT! SIMMONS CAUGHT HER, NOW QUICKLY SETTING HER UP AND DROPPING HER WITH A PILEDRIVER!!! HE DROPPED HER RIGHT ON HER HEAD, THAT’S A GAME CHANGER FROM SIMMONS, HE’S TAKEN BACK CONTROL IN THIS MATCH!! Simmons limps back to his feet, that leg is still giving him trouble, but he appears to have a look of entertainment on his face. He’s salivating at the thought of torturing Joy Cassidy, it’s more than business now, he’s out for blood.
Rich Russillo: HE CERTAINLY IS, AS HE LIFTS CASSIDY BACK UP TO HER FEET AND DRIVES HER INTO HIS KNEE, WHAT A BACKBREAKER…AND AGAIN, SIMMONS BRUTALIZING THE BACK AND BODY OF JOY CASSIDY, BUT WHAT DAMAGE HAS THAT DONE UNTO HIS OWN LEG, I’M NOT SURE HOW WISE THAT WAS…
James Peters: Im sure the risk was a calculated one, he was most likely willing to take the risk based off the damage done to Cassidy, and I think it’s safe to say the risk paid off.
Rich Russiillo: I agree with you there Jam- …. wait, what the hell is Simmons doing…Simmons brings Joy out to the apron…OH NO, ZAK DON’T DO THIS, DON’T DO THIS…SIMMONS IS LOOKING TO DRIVE JOY ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR, FROM THE APRON!!! THIS WOULD END THE BOUT RIGHT HERE, JOYS BACK HAS BEEN A TARGET THROUGHOUT THIS MATCH, THIS WOULD SURELY TAKE YEARS OFF HER CAREER…ZAK SIMMONS WITH A- WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, JOY CASSIDY ESCAPES THE MANEUVER AND HITS A STEP UP ENZIGURI, CRACKING THE CRANIUM OF SIMMONS!! WHAT A COUNTER!! NOW WITH A QUICK KNEE STRIKE, SHE CALLS THAT THE “BREAK YA FACE”, THE MANEUVER MOST DEFINITELY STAYS TRUE TO THE NAME!!
James Peters: NOW JOY GOING BACK TO THE WELL ONCE AGAIN…SIMMONS CATCHES HER WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE, NOW ZAK SIMMONS LOOKING FOR A BRAINBUSTER, ON THE APRON…HELL NO, DON’T DO IT…SIMMONS GOING FOR IT, HE’S GOING TO HIT IT..BUT CASSIDY ESCAPES AGAIN,THEN SHE NAILS HIM WITH A JUMPING KICK TO THE BACK OF THE KNEE, CRIPPLING THE LEG ONCE AGAIN!!! NOW IT’S JOY CASSIDY’S TURN TO IMPOSE HER WILL, AND SHE CERTIANLY WILL MAKE FULL USE OF THIS CHANCE WI- … WAIT, WHAT THE HELL IS SHE LOOKING FOR….WHAT THE FUCK….NO!!! NO!!! JOY CASSIDY APPEARS TO BE SETTING UP A POWERBOMB, BUT NOT ON THE APRON, EVEN SIMMONS DOESN’T DESERVE THIS, IT COULD END HIS CAREER, EVEN HIS LIFE!!! DON’T DO THIS..CASSIDY GOING FOR IT, BUT SIMMONS FIGHTING BACK..BUT CASSIDY AGAIN TO THE LEG, THE FOCAL POINT THROUGHOUT THIS BOUT, AND SHE SETS HIM UP AGAIN…SHE DRIVES HIM SPINE FIRST DOWN ONTO THE APRON WITH A POWWEEEERRRBOOOOMMMMBBBB!!!!
Rich Russillo: JESUSSSSSS FUCKINNNNNN CHRISTTTTT!!!! THAT MUST BE IT, THE DOCTOR”S SHOULD SURELY STP IT, THERE’S NO WAY HE CAN CONTINUE …THE REFEREE WILL BEGIN HIS COUNT ANY SECOND. AND HE HAS, HE’S ONLY GOT 10 SECONDS TO GET BACK IN THERE…HOW CAN 10 SECONDS FEEL LIKE SUCH A HEART WRENCHING ETERNITY …SIMMONS WONT MAKE IT, IT’S UP TO 8…..9 …10- SIMMONS IS IN!!! HE BARELY MAKES IT, BUT HE’S ALIVE, HE’S IN IT!!! JOY CASSIDY LOOKS ABSOLUTELY GASSED!! SHE THOUGHT THAT WAS IT, I THINK ALL OF US DID TOO!! SHE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE HAS THE WILL TO CONTINUE! SHE PUT EVERYTHING SHE HAD INTO THAT SEQUENCE, BUT SIMMONS IS STILL IN IT, WHAT ELSE CAN SHE DO!?!?
James Peters: SIMMONS MAY BE IN THE RING, BUT HE’S LIFELESS, HE’S A CORPSE, RIGHT THERE FOR THE TAKING…CASSIDY SEES THAT AS SHE GOES IN FOR THE PIN…SHE ATTEMPTS TO P- … WAIT SIMMONS REVERSES, LIGHTNING QUICK, HE’S LOOKING FOR A SHARPSHOOTER!! HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM, HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM, AND NOW HE’S TAKEN CONTROL ONCE AGAIN!!! HE’S TRYING TO LOCK IT IN …AND HE GETS IT, THE SHARPSHOOTER IS IN, AND IT IS IN DEEP!!! THE SHARPSHOOTER, A DEVASTATING SUBMISSION, IT HAS FINISHED SO MANY, WILL IT DO THE JOB HERE TONIGHT!?!…
Rich Russillo: SHE’S GOING TO TAP, JOY CASSIDY IS GOING TO TAP…WAIT, SIMMONS LEG ISN’T STRONG ENOUGH, HE CANT HOLD IT…HE DROPS TO THE MAT, WRITHING IN PAIN!! JOY CASSIDY, FIGHTING THROUGH THE PAIN, RISES TO HER FEET ATTEMPTING TO CAPITALIZE…SHE SETS HIM UP…SHE NAILS HIM WITH “EAT DEFEAT”!! SHE DROVE HIM DOWN, THIS IS THE END!!!…SHE HEADS IN FOR THE PIN..
(Ding, Ding, Ding!) Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, THE KILLER QUEEN …JOYYYYY CASSIDY YYY!!!
James Peters: What a match, both fought their heart out, but in the end, it was Joy Cassidy targeting Simmons’ leg that made the crucial difference.
(Joy Cassidy rolls out of the ring, gripping her lower back. It was a hard fought match, but in the end, the newcomer won and the smile that’s on her face says it all. Joy Cassidy is destined for big things in EAW, and tonight was just the beginning.)
(Voltage fades into the backstage area where the two members of Fire and Ice are seen heading from catering. The Universal Women’s Champion, Raven Roberts, is seen dressed for a photoshoot, and she’s got her championship over her shoulder. She’s actually touching up her lipstick as she walks beside fiance Rex McAllister. Rex is dressed in his gear and a pull over EAW Performance Center hoodie, no doubt ready to take on Consuela Rose Ava a little later tonight. The camera finally zooms in close enough to pick up the conversation between the two lovebirds.)
Raven Roberts: I know I’ve been aggravated since I got here this afternoon, but I can’t help it. I want this championship reign to be special, and I’m not going to apologize for being upset over what happened last weekend. The ILLIONAIRES had no business sticking their noses into the match. Constance and I were in the midst of what could have been a match of the year candidate. That match meant the world to both of us, and I swear, babe. I SWEAR that The ILLIONAIRES are going to regret the day they got involved in my business.
(‘The Bird of Prey’ seems satisfied with her makeup and snaps her compact shut. She places in the backpocket of her jeans, caps her lipstick, and flashes the sweetest smile up at Rex.)
Rex McAllister: We’ve talked about this extensively this week, but I understand that being back at work just serves as a reminder for the coulda, woulda, shoulda aspect of this sport. The important thing is not to dwell, because we both know that things don’t always go according to plan. In my opinion, a true champion is not defined by how they win their matches, it’s how they carry themselves after the fact. We can’t control the actions of others, no matter how badly we want too. The ILLIONAIRES are going to do whatever they want, and unless Heavenly Hell can humble them at Road to Redemption, they will continue to act accordingly. What you and I can do in the meantime, is continue to maintain the standards we have set and hold ourselves accountable for our own actions. You did your absolute best in that match, and you were brilliant inside that ring. I don’t have to tell you that, but I certainly want you to know how much I admire you.
(Both have stopped walking, and both are facing one another now. Raven slips her arms around Rex’s waist and brushes a light kiss across his lips.)
Raven Roberts: I know you’re right, but it doesn’t make it sting any less. I wanted to jump The ILLIONAIRES so bad, but it just wasn’t the time or place. It’s crazy how a few months ago I would have thrown everything I had them, but I knew you were watching, and I knew you would bring your butt right out from the back. It wouldn’t have been fair to you to pick a fight knowing that you had a chamber qualifying match. Your focus needed to remain on Jack.
(Rex couldn’t help but be constantly amazed at Raven. The fact she knew him so well and was so selfless in her actions at Wicked Games did nothing but fill his heart with even more gratitude towards the woman who was ready to spend the rest of her life with him. He pulled Raven close and stroked her back.)
Rex McAllister: I would have ran out there, you know me very well. I would follow you into a fire if it meant I could fight beside you. You’re my partner in and out of the ring, Raven, and one of these days you and I are going to get our chance to show Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier why you should never try and pick a fight with Fire and Ice. Whether they did it intentionally or not is a moot point, because it happened, and we will get our hands on them. I don’t care if they come out of Road to Redemption as the Unified Tag Team Champions or not, they’re going to have to face us eventually, and when that day comes, you and I will show them that they barked up the wrong tree.
(Rex and Raven exchange smiles, both willing to be patient when it came to dealing with the egotistical Showdown duo. They seal their promise with a kiss, and it’s Raven who pulls away first.)
Raven Roberts: I suppose I need to head to my interview for the EAW Network. I should be done before you step inside the ring to get beat by Consuela.
(Rex tilts his head to the side, and gives Raven a look.)
Rex McAllister: What did you just say to me?
(Raven gives Rex a coy smile and giggles, placing her hands on his cheeks.)
Raven Roberts: #QueensOnly my love. The Beating Hearts of Voltage can’t be beat.
(Rex gently cups her wrists with his hands and his smile is full of delight.)
Rex McAllister: I guess we’ll see about that, huh?
(Rex gives Raven one last kiss before letting her go and sending her on her way. Raven can help but grin as she makes her way down the hallway. She gazes down at her engagement ring, and then at the Universal Women’s Championship that is on her shoulder. Her first title defense might not have gone down the way she wanted, but she was the champion and the top woman in the company. It didn’t matter what other female tried to make that claim, Raven was the one holding the gold.)
(She rounded the corner and out of the corner of her eye saw a flash of dark hair. The next thing Raven knew, she was on the ground, having gotten slammed in the temple with something she never got a chance to see. The camera zooms out and Dynasty Elitist and New Breed Champion, Jenny Cien, is seen throwing down her own championship and mounting Raven! She unloads a series of punches to Raven’s face and pulls her up by the hair! Jenny slams the back of Raven’s head into the ground and that forces Raven to wake up and realize the situation is pretty dire! She manages to push the smaller woman off of her and attempts to scramble to her feet, but Jenny greets her with a spear that sends Raven crashing into the wall! Jenny drives her shoulder into Raven’s gut, but Raven fires back with huge hammerfisted shots that connect to Jenny’s head and back. Raven nails her in the stomach with a knee, and snaps ‘The Baddie’s’ head back with a huge uppercut! Raven slams her forearm into Jenny’s face but Jenny has pulled an object out of her pocket and sprays it at Raven! Pepper spray temporarily blinds Raven, but while she’s swearing, she’s still swinging! Jenny uncorks a kick that connects with the side of Raven’s head that was hit with the New Breed Championship. Raven falls into Jenny, who wraps her up and plants her into the ground with a DDT. Jenny picks herself up off the ground and brushes her hair back from her face.)
Jenny Cien: I said on Dynasty that I was about to ascend to even greater heights. My plan is to walk into Road to Redemption and take that Universal Women’s Championship for myself.
(Jenny drops down and slaps Raven in the back of the head.)
Jenny Cien: Raven, last year you got the unprecedented opportunity to walk into Road to Redemption as the New Breed Champion and walk out as a double champion if you had managed to defeat Madison Kaline for the Unified Women’s World Championship. You failed to do that, but I’m sure we’ll hear some sob story about how the Queen’s Court and corruption kept you from winning the match. Nevermind the fact you had back-up in your own right. This year, I’m going to do what you failed to do, and that’s leave the final free-per-view of the year as a double champ. 2020 is going to be the year of ‘The Baddie’ and I can’t wait to ring in the New Year as the New Breed AND Universal Women’s Champion.
(Jenny stomps on Raven, collects her fallen New Breed belt, and heads out of the picture. Raven is just now stirring, pushing herself up, clearly dazed and confused, and in some pain. The camera fades to into a recap for Friday Night Dynasty.)
(A recap of Friday Night Dynasty airs, highlighting the Extreme Elimination Chamber participants and their escapes. The latest round of the rivalry between Serena Bennett and Sienna Jade is showcased. Plus the latest drama surrounding the National Elite Championship is seen.)
(Voltage returns to ringside and Bella is standing inside the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…
(Movin’ On Up by Primal Scream hits.)
Bella Braxton: Weighing in at 244 lbs… from Providence, Rhode Island… EZIOOOOOO DEEEELUUUUUUUCAAAAAAAAA!
(Ezio DeLuca arrives on stage. He takes a moment to look out at the crowd before he starts hip-swaying his way down the ramp and to the ring.)
James Peters: Here he is! The King of LGBT+!
Rich Russillo: For fuck’s sake, please tell me we’re not actually calling him that.
James Peters: Okay, we’re not actually calling him that.
Rich Russillo: LIAR!
(Ezio DeLuca hops up onto the apron and ducks between those ropes. He offers a wave to the crowd before moving to one of the corners and leaning back to await his opponent’s arrival.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent…
(Land of the Innocent by Feathers hits and the arena goes completely insane.)
Bella Braxton: From London, UK… she is the Guardian Angel…. SAAAAAARRRRAAAAAAH PRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
(Sarah Price runs out onto the stage. She gazes out at the crowd, taking the time to hit both sides of the stage and give the crowd some equal love with a sweet salute. Sarah Price makes her way down the ramp and hops up onto the apron, bowing to the crowd before hopping inside the ring. She climbs the turnbuckles to salute and point out at the crowd.)
James Peters: Here’s my favorite superhero of all time.
Rich Russillo: Out of all the superheroes we have in the world… this is your favorite? Sarah Price?
James Peters: Yes.
Rich Russillo: Jesus Christmas, JP. Even Aquaman fans coming for that neck now.
James Peters: Aquaman’s pretty dope too.
Rich Russillo: It’s the abs. Definitely the abs.
James Peters: Pause.
(DING DING DING!)
James Peters: Ezio DeLuca and Sarah Price are set free with that bell! And Ezio DeLuca is coming out swinging. Ezio tries to take Sarah down early with a lariat but Sarah Price steps right into the Matrix to dodge that one! She hits the mat and kips right back up! Ezio spins around and goes for a quick kick but Sarah Price catches his foot! Sarah Price steps over… heel kick to the face! Ezio DeLuca goes down!
Rich Russillo: Sarah Price getting lucky early on here. Sarah Price grabs Ezio by the arm to pull him back up to his feet. She goes for the Irish whip classic but Ezio reverses and sends Sarah into the ropes instead! DeLuca follows closely and catches Sarah as she rebounds off with a strong shoulder block! Sarah hits the mat but rolls through it and back up to her feet. It doesn’t look like she’s going to stay down that easy tonight. Which is a lot different from how I hear she usually is.
James Peters: Don’t you dare try to besmirch the name of Sarah Price.
Rich Russillo: Quiet. You want to besmirch all over her too.
James Peters: No comment.
Rich Russillo: FIIIIIIIIF!
James Peters: DeLuca and Price locking up in the center of the ring here. DeLuca with the strength advantage here and shoving Price backward. He doubles her over with a stiff boot to the gut and locks her beneath his arm. Ezio DeLuca with the quick DDT to plant Sarah’s head right into the mat!
Rich Russillo: Did you see that DDT? That was as smooth as Gary Coleman drinking buttermilk in silk pajamas.
James Peters: Get out.
Rich Russillo: DeLuca backs off as Price recovers. Sarah pulls herself up to her feet and shakes off the cobwebs that have started to form from that DDT only moments ago. DeLuca rushes for Sarah but she ducks! She pulls down on that top rope and DeLuca goes to the outside– wait! He grabbed the rope! DeLuca’s on the apron! Sarah turns and leaps toward the ropes, she springboards off and TRIANGLE DROPKICK to DeLuca! DeLuca’s sent sailing off the apron and to the floor! And this crowd is on their feet for Sarah Price!
James Peters: Sarah Price taking a bit of a breather while DeLuca gathers himself on the outside. Price leans against the ropes and DeLuca rolls himself back into the ring. DeLuca back on his feet now as Price explodes out of the corner. DeLuca catches her with an arm drag! Sarah goes for another one and DeLuca with a second arm drag! Price is back up and runs for DeLuca! DeLuca reaches out for a third arm drag– DROPKICK! Sarah Price changed tactics mid-stride and sends DeLuca rolling across the mat.
Rich Russillo: DeLuca scrambling to try and get to his feet but Price is right there. She grabs his arm and twists, locking her leg behind his head… LEG DROP DDT! DeLuca’s face smacks right into the mat! Price wasting no time, except to toss her hair out of her face and she covers DeLuca quickly!
James Peters: DeLuca gets the shoulder up at one! Price backing off, letting DeLuca get to his feet. Price keeping a watchful eye on DeLuca. Ezio rushes Sarah the moment he’s on his feet, taking her to task with another stiff shoulder block. Ezio pulls Price up by her hair and locks her in a side headlock. DeLuca applying pressure as Price struggles to get free. Price hitting DeLuca in the side now, trying to get him to break the hold. DeLuca doesn’t let go. Price trying to get some leverage, moving her body to try and get free… but DeLuca just converts the headlock… into a Sleeper Hold! Sleeper Hold by Ezio DeLuca on Sarah Price!
Rich Russillo: Even I hate to say it but that sleeper hold is locked in tight. Sarah Price might not be able tog et out of this one. DeLuca applying some serious pressure here and Price is struggling to keep her eyes open! DeLuca taking Price down to one knee now, that sleeper hold still locked in. The ref is checking on Sarah… she’s still awake. She’s still lucid. Her refusal to put her second knee down has the crowd rallying behind her!
Crowd: STAY WOKE!
James Peters: Childish Gambino reference aside, Sarah Price with the elbow strikes! Elbow to DeLuca’s gut. And another one! DeLuca’s grip is slipping! And another one! DJ Khaled would be so proud! DeLuca lets go and Price immediately reaches up, grabbing Ezio by the head and flipping him over her shoulder with a snapmare! Sarah stumbles up to her feet and backs off, giving herself the chance to catch her breath!
Rich Russillo: Gotta’ say, I don’t agree with this line of thinking, JP. I know she was just choked out but she should be putting the boots to DeLuca here.
James Peters: I’m inclined to agree with you, Rich but that’d mean I’d be agreeing with you and I don’t even want to think about going down that road.
Rich Russillo: Rude.
James Peters: You deserve it.
Rich Russillo: You’re not wrong. DeLuca’s back on his feet now. Price coming out to meet him in the center of the ring. DeLuca with the forearm smash to Price. Price returning the favor! DeLuca goes for a backhand chop! Price ducks, spins DeLuca around and drops… JAWBREAKER! DeLuca staggering now… DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! HOLY SHIT! Ezio’s down! And he may be out!
James Peters: Sarah Price going for the cover!
James Peters: The ropes! DeLuca’s foot is on the ropes! Sarah Price had this match won but DeLuca survives with some well-placed footing!
Rich Russillo: Or as I like to call it, top-notch ring awareness.
James Peters: That might be giving him too much credit. But regardless, Price is up and backing up, giving herself some room and stalking DeLuca from the corner. She’s got his number now and she’s not about to let herself lose it. I can see it in those beautiful eyes! She’s ready to send this guy home.
Rich Russillo: To mama!
James Peters: Why– nevermind. Focus on the match, Rich!
Rich Russillo: Fine, fine. DeLuca’s up. He looks wobbly but he’s got one knee down. DeLuca’s head is low but… do I detect a smirk? DeLuca lifts up into that signature three-point stance! And like the Rhode Island Railway, here he comes! He’s headed for Price with more steam than Disney+’s opening day! Here it comes, JP! THE RUNDOWN!
James Peters: Wait! Wait! Sarah Price explodes out of the corner! She’s headed straight for DeLuca! DeLuca raising his arm… Price lifting off the ground…
James Peters & Rich Russillo: OHHHHHHHHH!
James Peters: ENCHANTMENT BREAKER!
Rich Russillo: Price’s Enchantment Breaker stops The Rundown dead in its tracks! Ezio DeLuca is out! He has to be out!
James Peters: Sarah Price throws a hand up and the crowd knows what’s coming next! She runs towards the corner and hops up to that top turnbuckle!
Rich Russillo: So much for my…
James Peters: HAPPY ENDING! Sarah Price nails a picture perfect moonsault right on top of Ezio DeLuca. She doesn’t miss a damn beat, hooking the leg immediately.
(DING DING DING!)
(Sarah Price hops up and the referee raises her hand. She stumbles just a bit but throws her hands up to the crowd.)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… SAAAARRRRRAAAAH PRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
James Peters: A beautiful woman gets a beautiful victory here tonight.
Rich Russillo: It was aight.
James Peters: You shut your damn mouth. Don’t think I didn’t catch your dumbass Avril Lavigne reference…
Rich Russillo: Come on, JP. Why do you have to go and be so complicated?
James Peters: I hate you so much right now.
Rich Russillo: I know. James Peters: Anyway! Congratulations to Sarah Price for such a hard-fought win. She’s on her way to the top of this company and fast. Mark my words.
Rich Russillo: So much for m–
James Peters: I’m calling security.
(A happy Sarah Price extends her hand to Ezio DeLuca who has recovered and gotten to his feet. Ezio pauses, unsure if he wants to shake, but finally he does. Both competitors nod at one another and Ezio slides out of the ring, ready to come back and fight another day. Sarah continues to celebrate as Voltage cuts away from the ring.)
(Voltage reopens inside the medical office, and more specifically the room reserved for the good doctor and Interwire Champion, Dr. Bethany Blue. She is whistling a happy tune and doesn’t look like someone who went through pure hell in a stretcher match just a week ago. As always, Dr. Blue is dressed immaculately in a fitted gold mini-dress by Alexander McQueen, black Jimmy Choo pumps, and her white doctor’s coat. Her sandy blonde hair is done in delicate waves, while her make-up is expertly applied as usual. Her nails are polished a gold color, and all of this is done to match the EAW Interwire Championship that is around her tiny waist. Dr. Blue has her trusted nurse, Nurse Rannanah Goldstein, sitting on the examination table. Nurse Goldstein nearly had her destroyed eye socket stabbed at Wicked Games but seems to have recovered nicely. She has the sleeve of her nurse’s uniform rolled up and Dr. Blue is holding a syringe.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: We are one cough or sneeze away from this entire roster being infected with Influenza. It’s important that we protect ourselves so that no one here has to go into the hospital and be placed in isolation. Do you know I saw Terry Chambers sweating as he was walking into the building today?!
Nurse Goldstein: And why were you watching Terry, Dr. Blue?!
(The doctor has the decency to look a little guilty.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I can’t help myself. I’m obsessed with him. It doesn’t matter what he’s put me through, my job as a medical professional and my commitment to the health and well-being of every Elitist in this company will not allow me to give up on Terry. I will forever have my eyes on him, and I know that someday he will come to appreciate the fact that the only thing I ever wanted to do was help up. For now, our paths have separated and I get that. Jesse Barlow is next in line to try and take my beloved Interwire Championship. But Terry and I are not done. Perhaps he will make his way into the chamber, Nurse Goldstein, and dethrone the man I made run away, and then Terry and I can meet again in one of those lovely Champion versus Champion matches!
(A dreamy sigh escapes from the doctor’s matte red lips. It’s obvious that Terry Chambers will forever hold a special place in her heart. After a moment of daydreaming, Dr. Blue turns her attention back to Nurse Goldstein and administers the flu shot to her. Dr. Blue places the syringe down on a sterilized metal table that she personally soaked in Virex herself and withdraws a band-aid from her coat. It’s camouflage because only a badass like Nurse Rannanah Goldstein could rock a camo band-aid. She places it on the nurse’s arm and the Amazon gets to her feet.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I appreciate you so much and the fact you take your health seriously. It really disappoints me that no one on the Voltage roster responded to the email I sent out about flu shots and how important they are as we enter into flu season.
Nurse Rannanah Goldstein: Well you kind of sent the email from Veena Adams’ EAW account and I highly doubt anyone is going to believe that she cares about the health of anyone on Voltage.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well that was the only email account Damian Butler could hack in too! Mr. DEDEDE has his passwords very well protected, as do the rest of the board members. Veena’s was quite easy to guess. While I would never swear and say the ‘f’ word, her password did involve that particular vulgarity and was followed by ‘BlandreaV.’ I suppose in hindsight it was probably easy to guess, but it was fun watching Damian squirm before we did the lobotomy on him.
Nurse Rannanah Goldstein: :wow: How is the young man doing by the way?
Dr. Bethany Blue: He is still a vegetable with no hope of recovering, but at least his parents have his hologram to hold on too.
Nurse Rannanah Goldstein: That is such a blessing.
(A knock sounds at the door and Dr. Blue goes to answer it. Her beautiful face lights up when she sees who is standing on the other side.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Mr. Sturgis! It’s good to see you.
(Shawn Sturgis steps into the scene and he flashes the doctor and the nurse a friendly smile.)
Shawn Sturgis: Likewise. Look, I just wanted to stop by in person and thank you for the gift basket you sent my wife last week. We are beyond thrilled to be expecting a child, and we are both grateful for your generosity.
(Dr. Blue touches her hand to her heart.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: That’s so sweet, Mr. Sturgis, and I’m glad you have stopped by. I know that you have an important match tonight against that horrible Jesse Barlow, and that’s going to be super fun to watch. But have you had your flu shot?
Shawn Sturgis: Flu shot?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Yes! First of all, it’s flu season! You are getting this flu shot. Secondly, this is so needed because neither of us really know what Jesse is carrying! Yucky.
(Dr. Blue takes Shawn by the shoulders and basically forces him into a sitting position. She walks over to a small cabinet and removes another bottle of the flu vaccine. She also grabs a fresh, unused syringe and fills it up.)
Shawn Sturgis: Hmmm. Won’t this make my arm hurt?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Are you not a professional wrestler? We hurt all the time in this profession. It comes with the job. I highly doubt a flu shot is going to hurt you! Besides, the lasting effects this will have on you will be worth whatever pain you might experience. Hundreds of people die every year from Influenza, and you know something Mr. Sturgis? Death by Influenza could easily be avoided had people just gotten their flu shots.
(Dr. Blue swabs a spot on Shawn’s arm with an alcohol pad and sticks the syringe in this arm. Shawn sighs, but the good doctor seems all too happy to be helping a member of the roster. She places the syringe on a tray, pulls a Transformers band-aid out of her coat pocket, and places it on Shawn’s arm.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Doesn’t it feel great knowing that you just took a huge step towards protecting yourself from the flu? Not to mention you are helping protect those around you including your wife and unborn child.
???: If this world wasn’t such a vile and filthy place, then flu shots wouldn’t be needed.
(Dr. Blue, Nurse Goldstein, and Shawn all turn towards the door as Hannah Marin walks in. Dr. Blue seems highly disturbed to hear what’s just come out of Hannah’s mouth and she places her hands on her hips.)
Nurse Goldstein: Can we help you, miss?
(Hannah looks up at Nurse Goldstein with nothing but pity in her eyes.)
Hannah Marin: I always try and stay positive, but with all due respect, I believe you are beyond help.
(Nurse Goldstein is highly insulted by that, but a sharp look from Dr. Blue keeps her from speaking.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I suppose you are here on behalf of your … whatever he is.
Hannah Marin: I have been looking for Shawn and I was a little surprised to find him here. Shawn, you have a match with the future Interwire Champion coming up next. Do you realize how important that is?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Excuse me, but did you just insinuate that Jesse Barlow is the future Interwire Champion?!
(Hannah ignores the doctor. She has focused her eyes on Shawn.)
Hannah Marin: You are far to trusting Shawn, and in this world, you can’t be. This woman, this ‘doctor’ could have injected you with anything just now. We have seen her use these syringes, these disgusting weapons if you will, during matches to inject her opponents and put them to sleep. Goodness knows what kind of chemical you just willingly allowed her to place inside your body. The medical profession as a whole is fractured, and full of criminals and liars. People take jobs at hospitals with cruel intentions because it gives them easy access to thousands of people and numerous amounts of drugs. It’s horrible the things they do to people at hospitals. People are given prescriptions for ailments they don’t even have. Doctors become druglords. Addiction runs rampant. Suicide rates are high. Naive people, much like yourself, are taken advantage of and it’s sad. It’s so sad. At Road to Redemption, our leader, ‘The Virtuous’ Jesse Barlow will have the opportunity to rid this world of one corrupt doctor, and he will. I know in my heart that he will take this woman and teach her a much needed lesson. She won’t be a problem for this company going forward.
(Dr. Bethany Blue is literally speechless at Hannah’s gumption.)
Hannah Marin: It’s a small start, but it can serve as an example to anyone who wants to attempt to play doctor in the future. It pains me that I found you here, and that I wasn’t able to stop you from having that dirty needle stabbed into your arm. I just hope, I PRAY that perhaps Bethany’s intentions were pure. Hopefully it was a flu vaccine, even though it’s sad those are even needed. I hope it wasn’t the AIDs virus, or anything that will damn you for the r-
Dr. Bethany Blue: IT IS DR. BLUE! YOU WILL REFER TO ME BY THAT NAME AND THAT NAME ONLY!
Hannah Marin: I hope it wasn’t anything that will damn you for the rest of your days.
(Hannah extends her hand towards Shawn.)
Hannah Marin: Sweet Shawn, take my hand and lets get you out of here. I know you have a match coming up next but Jesse is a reasonable man. He doesn’t have to put you down for the three count tonight, especially when he finds out what’s happened to you in this horrific office. In fact, you can even join us.
Shawn Sturgis: Join you?! You’re mad!
Hannah Marin: Tsk. Tsk. What’s wrong with wanting to make the wo-
(Dr. Blue has had enough. She’s withdrawn another syringe from her pocket and she stabs it in the throat of the unsuspecting Hannah! Hannah gasps for breath and drops to her knees, clutching her throat. She attempts to scream but no sound comes out, and fear and panic fill her eyes.)
Nurse Goldstein: What did you give her?!
(Shawn looks a little shocked at how quickly things escalated but Dr. Blue has calmly tossed the syringe in the trash and is looking down at Hannah. She kicks Hannah in the ribs, which knocks her back, and she places her foot across Hannah’s throat to get her to stop moving.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: The serum I just injected into you is something I concocted myself during my experiments. It should keep your filthy mouth shut for at least the next 24 to 72 hours. Do not ever come into my office and speak ill of me and my profession ever again, missy! You can claim to be entitled to your opinion, but not on my watch! I am a doctor, and I will be darned if street vermin like you come into my practice and scare my patients. Now, when your voice returns, you tell your master that at Road to Redemption I am the last person he wants to push his weird agenda on because I will not tolerate it. Nurse! Throw this woman out.
(Dr. Blue removes her foot from Hannah’s throat and Nurse Goldstein pulls her up by the scruff of her neck. She drags Hannah to the door and tosses her out, slamming the door shut. Hannah lands right at the feet of Jesse, who had been listening the entire time. He takes one look at his precious, trusting Hannah clawing at her throat and straining to make any kind of sound and he quickly pulls her up, and pulls her into his arms. Hannah’s whole body is shaking and Jesse strokes her hair to try and calm her down.)
Jesse Barlow: There, there. It’s going to be okay, Hannah dear. I anticipated the doctor being a problem based off of what she did to Terry, but perhaps she will be a bigger problem than we originally anticipated. I suppose I’ll have to make an example out of Shawn Sturgis tonight and send Bethany a message.
(Hannah pulls away from Jesse and he wipes the tears from her face with his thumbs. He places a kiss on her forehead and escorts her away from the backstage medical area. Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial for Nugenix, the #1 Men’s Vitality product on the market, featuring former Major League Baseball player Frank Thomas and the legendary Gavin Kirkland.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the ring. Bella is all smiles as she steps forward.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTESTED IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
( ‘The Path’ by Senses Fall blasts through the venue speakers and is accompanied by ear-deafening boos. Jesse Barlow emerges from the curtains, appearing more focused than ever while he makes his way down the aisle. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Hoboken, New Jersey, weighing in at 210 pounds…. JESSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE BARRRRRRLOWWWWWW
Rich Russillo: Jesse Barlow appearing more confident and concentrate than ever as he looks to add another piece to this puzzle. Week after week, Barlow has effortlessly produced classics after classics and tonight, without a shadow of a doubt will he do it again.
James Peters: You know he is full of confidence right now, having emerged from Wicked Games as the number one contender of Dr. Bethany Blue’s Interwire Championship. Jesse might preach about championship gold not meaning much to him, but I find it hard to believe he wouldn’t like to hoist that belt up come Road to Redemption.
(Jesse gets into the ring and takes his corner, as his music fades out. It is soon replaced by the acoustic version of Trapt’s song, ‘Headstrong.’ Shawn Sturgis begins to make his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Riverside, California, weighing in at 199 pounds…. SHAWNNNNNNN STURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS!!!
James Peters: This man as well is a very talented and well-versed pure wrestler inside that ring and he also has the aptitude to bring aerial maneuvers to the table. Barlow will surely have a difficult time walking out of tonight as a winner.
Rich Russillo: Right but after what went down in Dr. Bethany Blue’s office before the break, Jesse is going to try and make an example out of Shawn Sturgis tonight. He can’t be happen that Dr. Blue took away the voice of Hannah Marin!
James Peters: It kind of makes me scared to know what other experiments she might try :lupe:
(Sturgis gets into the ring and gets set for the match as well. The referee calls for the bell.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rich Russillo: The bell has rung as both men quickly go full-speed ahead into a collar-and-elbow tie up. Clearly tensions has built up between them two this week and it will all culminate here in the middle of the ring as Barlow is quick to impose his dominance as he thrusts Shawn into the corner.
James Peters: He immediately whips him into the opposite corner… HE CHARGES INTO HIM!! STURGIS GETS HIS FOOT UP, STOPPING BARLOW IN HIS TRACKS! Sturgis gets himself on the top turnbuckle as BARLOW COMES OUT OF THE BLUE AND TOSSES STURGIS OFF THE BUCKLE AND ONTO THE CANVAS!
Rich Russillo: Sturgis grabs the back of his head as BARLOW JUMPS OFF THE GROUND!! AND DRILLS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK! COVER!!
James Peters: Sturgis quickly escapes the pinning predicament as Barlow applies a chinlock. Barlow begins to shout out trash talk against Sturgis as he looks to wear him down.
Jesse Barlow (off-mic): You’ll never beat me. You should have just joined me.
Rich Russillo: Sturgis begins to fight out of the hold as he sends shoulder strikes into the chest, but BARLOW RESPONDS WITH A VICIOUS KNEE INTO THE GUT! Barlow with a maniacal look on his face as he pulls Sturgis up by his chin. Barlow goes for the European Uppercut! STURGIS DODGES AND GRABS BOTH ARMS!! AND PULLS HIM DOWN INTO A BACKSLIDE PREDICAMENT!
Rich Russillo: Quick power-out by Jesse Barlow as both individuals rise up to their feet! SUPERKICK!! NO!! BARLOW DUCKS AND BRINGS HIM DOWN INTO A SCHOOL-BOY PIN!
James Peters: Sturgis escapes! Both men now get up to their feet once again! BARLOW WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! FOLLOWED UP BY A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE JAW!! Sturgis is staggered as Barlow twists around! DISCUS FOREARM!! NO!! STURGIS DUCKS DOWN AND SWEEPS THE LEGS OF BARLOW!
Rich Russillo: Barlow lands on his rear end while STURGIS JUMPS UP!! BASEMENT DROPKICK!! BARLOW EVADES THE DROPKICK AND PINS HIM DOWN INTO A CRUCIFIX!
James Peters: KICKOUT! What a fast and furious exchange between these two elitists as BARLOW IMMEDIATELY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!! Barlow was caught by surprise with the trading of pinfalls as he catches a breath at ringside. He gets back into the ring as he cautiously directs his attention back onto his opponent.
Rich Russillo: He looks to restart this match as he signals for a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Sturgis doesn’t look impressed as he stays in his corner. Now Barlow extends his arm as he looks for a handshake? A friendly approach from Jesse Barlow??! STURGIS SHOOTS UP AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK!!
James Peters: What a precision dropkick to the face of Barlow, sending him faltering through the ropes as he recuperates on the apron. Jesse grabs his head! AND GOES FOR THE ROPE HUNG DDT!! BUT BARLOW LIFTS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS! Both men are on the apron as BARLOW JUMPS UP!! AND DRIVES STURGIS INTO THE RINGPOST WITH A RUNNING DOUBLE LEGGED DROPKICK!! THE KISS OF DEATH INTO THE RINGPOST AS STURGIS GRABS HIS BACK IN PAIN!
Rich Russillo: Barlow leaps off the top of the apron!! AND DRILLS HIS FEET INTO THE BACK OF STURGIS!! WHAT A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP AS HE INSERTS STURGIS BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE. HE STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES!!! ROPPPE HUNNNG DDDT!!! STURGIS SPIKES HIM OUT OF NOWHERE AS HE QUICKLY HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
James Peters: Jesse pops his shoulder up as Sturgis is back onto his feet.. Jesse is staggered as STURGIS HANDSPRINGS OFF THE ROPES!! HANDSPRING ENZIGURI!! NO!! Jesse ducks it, evading the connection as he COMES OFF THE GROUND!! AND TURNS STURGIS INSIDE OUT WITH A LARIAT! BARLOW QUICKLY GOES FOR THE LATERAL PRESS!
Rich Russillo: Jesse has Sturgis seated in the corner as he begins to repeatedly stomp into his chest. Barlow wants to stomp a mudhole into Shawn Sturgis as he pulls him up AND SLAPS HIM RIGHT ONTO THE FACE!! Sturgis with a fired up look on his face as Jesse lifts him up into an Alabama Slam hold..
James Peters: He carries him into the center of the ring, looks into the crowd before lifting him over!! SPIKKKKE PILLLEDRIVVVERRR!! STURGIS MANAGED TO SHIFT THE MOMENTUM OF THE ALABAMA SLAM INTO A PILEDRIVER, DROPPING HIM RIGHT ONTO HIS SKULL AS HE ROLLS UP TO HIS FEET AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! MOOOOOONSSAAULLLLT!! COVER!
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT! What an amazing counter from The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air as Sturgis keeps applying gas onto the pedal. He rolls under the bottom rope and hops onto the top rope! BARLOW SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND DROPKICKS THE LEGS OF STURGIS, SENDING HIM CRASHING ONTO THE ROPES AND INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!!
James Peters: Barlow had that well-scouted as he gets back into the turnbuckle corner. Sturgis is still dumbfounded by that collision into the top rope as Barlow impatiently waits into the corner. Barlow runs in for the spear! Sturgis gets his left knee up! He was able to elevate his knee right into the temple as HE JUMPS UP!! STUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNERRRRRRRRRRRRRR! THIS COULD BE IT!!
ONE.. TWO… T-
Rich Russillo: Kick-out! Sturgis almost got the win, but Barlow managed to get his shoulder up at the last nano-second. Sturgis is now on the top turnbuckle with Barlow as he is looking to drive Barlow straight into the canvas with a superplex off the top rope, but Barlow maintains his grounds. Barlow lights his back up with shoulder strikes before sliding over his shoulders! SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!! BUT STURGIS HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES! Sturgis refuses to relinquish his spot on the top turnbuckle as Barlow grabs his head and hangs it upside down! STURGIS’ HEAD IS TRAPPED!!
James Peters: THE REPENT! A punch right into the nose of the trapped Sturgis as Barlow hoists him off the turnbuckles… AND RUNS WITH HIM!! SITTT-OUTTT POWERBOMB!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN! COVER!
ONE… TWO.. T-
Rich Russillo: NO!!! Barlow almost had him! Sturgis stays alive in this match while Barlow has him in his sights! Sturgis learns onto the ropes as BARLOW CHARGES INTO HIM!! NEVERRRRRRRR- STURGIS SIDESTEPS THE V-TRIGGER!! BARLOW GETS HIS KNEE CAUGHT UP IN THE ROPES AS SHAWN COMES FROM BEHIND AND SUPERKICKS HIS OTHER LEG!!
James Peters: He is hung from the middle rope as Sturgis grabs his arms from behind and twists him around. WHAT THE?? LIIGHTTSSS OUT!! LIGHTS OUT FOR JESSE BARLOW AS STURGIS CONNECTED WITH A ROPE-HUNG VARIATION OF THE KILLSWITCH MANEUVER AS THE REFEREE MAKES THE COUNT!
ONE… TWO.. THR-
Rich Russillo: BARLOW GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! WOW!! Sturgis is in pure disbelief as he has pulled out all the stops for The Virtuose and it has yet to be sufficient enough to put him away for good! Sturgis is now ascending to the top turnbuckle while Barlow is laid out in the centre of the ring! STURGIS SOARS OFF THE TOP!! LOOK! NO HANDS!!! BARLOW CATCHES HIM!! BARLOW TRANSITIONS IT INTO THE GOGOPLATA! THE FINAL VERDICT IS CINCHED IN AND STURGIS HAS NOWHERE TO GO!! Can he get to the bottom rope for the rope break? Both men have deposited every ounce of energy they had coming into this match and this could be the closing moment of this amazing contest.
James Peters: But Sturgis wants to continue! Sturgis is fighting through the excruciating pain as he tries to get his foot onto the ropes. However, his vision is blinded and he has no idea what is the distance between his legs and ropes! Barlow continues to apply more agony, strengthening the hold as he attempts to choke him out in the middle of the ring.
Rich Russillo: HE’S FALLING ASLEEP!! Sturgis is going to pass out and we may have a submission victory here tonight! Everyone in this crowd is anxious to see the state of Sturgis. The referee is checking on him if he’s still conscious! AND HE RAISES HIS HAND!! SHAWN STURGIS IS STILL IN THIS FIGHT AS HE GETS HIS FOOTING ON THE GROUND!! HE CARRIES BARLOW OFF THE GROUND!! OH MY!!?!?
James Peters: WHERE THE HELL IS STURGIS GETTING THIS ENERGY FROM!?!!? The hold is still deeply locked in, but Sturgis is shaking off the pain as he has Barlow off the ground. Sturgis with a passionate, fired up look in his eyes as he has shown great fortitude in the entirety of this match!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS FALLS TO THE GROUND!! THE FINAL VERDICT IS STILL LOCKED IN AS STURGIS IS OUT!! HIS ENTIRE BODY GAVE OUT AS HE HAS YET TO FLINCH!!! THE REFEREE RINGS THE BELL!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘The Path’ by Senses Fall blasts through the speaker to thunderous boos as Barlow raises hand in victory. Sturgis is checked on by the ringside doctors as Barlow glances at him with a sinister gaze from inside the ring. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….. JESSSSSSEEEEEE BARRRRL-
James Peters: BARLOW WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF STURGIS’ HEAD!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!?!? Barlow carrying out an assault after this match is said and done. What is the point of this? He stomps into the chest of the defenceless Shawn Sturgis before taking a few steps back!! He detached the steel steps from the ringpost and places it in front of Sturgis.
Rich Russillo: Barlow stands on the steel steps, spreading his arms as he soaks in the boos from the crowd! He pulls him up onto the steel ste- WHAT THE?!??!?! BETHANY BLUE WITH A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF BARLOW, SENDING HIM CRASHING ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!! Blue making the save for Shawn Sturgis as she slides Barlow into the squared circle.
James Peters: Barlow quickly gets out of the ring as he runs into the audience. Doctor Bethany Blue stands in the center of the ring with a steel chair in hand as she screams at Barlow to come back! Blue sends a message here tonight to Jesse Barlow. He is gonna have to think twice when he gets an opportunity to do what he did to Shawn Sturgis because The Doctor will be waiting to give him a taste of his own medicine!
(Dr. Blue drops the chair to mat and begins checking on Shawn Sturgis. She’s clearly concerned for his well-being and absolutely annoyed at Jesse Barlow’s disgusting post-match actions. The camera catches a glimpse of Jesse in the crowd, watching Dr. Blue, before fading elsewhere.)
(Voltage cuts to the backstage area where the beautiful, but extremely cunty Persephone Tsitsipas is standing by. She is holding her microphone, but doesn’t look happy at all that she’s about to interview someone. In fact, Persephone actually rolls her eyes at the camera and lets out a yawn.)
Persephone Tsitsipas: I think it’s complete and total bullshit that EAW and Voltage has put me in harm’s way tonight. I get that I have a job to do, and that I am supposed to interview whomever the company wants, but there has to be a line drawn. I know the Board of Directors is listening, and I will be speaking to HR about this place putting my well-being in jeopardy and assigning me to this interview instead of that piece of rape bait, Sophia Clark.
???: You have one sharp stick up your ass since you got to this company, haven’t you?
(The camera shot widens and Korey Gaines hobbles into the scene. He’s still bearing the scars of his fight with Consuela Rose Ava last weekend over the 24/7 Contract, and he’s not been cleared to compete this week. Persphone’s brown eyes widen as she sees Korey and she takes a step back.)
Persephone Tsitsipas: You are the last person who needs to talk about an object being placed up someone’s ass. That’s sexual harassment, and I’m already hesitatant to do this interview with you thanks to your checkered past!
(Korey can not help but roll his eyes.)
Korey Gaines: :jokinme: You really can’t be serious right now. I’m really sick of this bullshit. I have owned up to my mistakes, and despite that, people still can’t seem to stop talking about it. I don’t see any other person in this company getting put through the ringer like me on an almost daily basis.
Persephone Tsitsipas: Well, you were the one who had to go and be a creepy bozo.
Korey Gaines: Your job is to interview people, not share your shitty opinions. So why don’t you stop being a bitch and do what you’re being paid to do, or both of us will have HR complaints.
(Persephone blinks, not at all sure how to react to Korey’s sharp tone of voice. Both of them glare at one another for a moment, before the Grecian beauty finally takes a deep breath and raises her microphone.)
Persephone Tsitsipas: VERY WELL. Last weekend at Wicked Games you once again FAILED to get a big victory. How does it feel to constantly lose all the time?
(Korey grits his teeth and takes a deep breath, using all of his self control not to snap on Persephone. Despite her condescending tone of voice, she is right. ‘The Aerial Wonder’ once again came up short when it mattered the most, and that hurt about as much as Korey’s physical injuries did.)
Korey Gaines: To be frank, it sucks, and I’m getting sick of it. I think I have admitted before that I came into EAW thinking it would be easy to adapt to a new sport, especially when I was considered the best at my last one. I thought for sure my rookie season was going to be the end of me constantly coming up short, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. I have mostly faced people with a lot more experience than me, and perhaps this is all still part of the learning process. I’m not sure what lesson I’m supposed to be learning, but it’s whatever. I do my best not to get discouraged. Consuela is a good example of a person who fell short on multiple occasions, doubted herself, and did what she felt was best for her. When she came back to EAW, she won the Specialists Championship and followed that up by winning the 24/7 Contract I tried to take from her last weekend.
Korey Gaines: TLA is another example of a person who persevered after consistently coming up short. He failed numerous times to capture championship gold here in EAW, and was turned into a punchline by all of his opponents. However, he stayed true to himself, never stopped showing up and showing out, and when he won at House of Glass, it was a surreal moment. Two different approaches to overcoming adversity, both Consuela and TLA have shown that sticking with things and trusting the process will eventually pay off. I won’t act like I don’t want success right now. I do. I’ve been successful all my life, at everything that I’ve tried. What’s happening now sucks, but I just have to keep going, keep working hard, and keep making opportunities for myself.
Persephone Tsitsipas: Well earlier tonight, Captain Charisma announced your name as Andrea Valentine’s opponent for an Extreme Elimination Chamber qualifying match. That’s an opportunity, and not the type of opportunity your sick little mind is probably thinking of right now.
(Persephone shudders, while Korey debates whether or not he wants to punch her in the mouth.)
Korey Gaines: To have a chance to potentially compete for the EAW World Championship at a show as big as Road to Redemption would be a dream. It is an opportunity, and whether I’m 100% or not next week, I will be stepping into that ring against Andrea Valentine and giving it my all. Andrea is immensely talented, and she’s just coming off a record-tying Specialists Championship reign that probably won’t be duplicated anytime soon. We have been in the ring before, and I know that I’ll have to pull out all stops if I want to win this match and get into that chamber. Believe me, I am prepared to do just that and if Andrea is in her feelings about losing the Specialists Championship, then she is going to have to get over that real quick. I need a statement victory, and if it has to come at her expense, then so be it.
(Persephone goes to reply, but someone has walked up behind Korey. Korey is tapped on the shoulder and when he turns around, newly signed Voltage Elitist, Komatsu Ogawa, is standing behind him. Komatsu introduced himself to the EAW Universe earlier in the week via EAW.com, but it’s a surprise to see him backstage at Voltage.)
Korey Gaines: Are you lost?
Komatsu Ogawa: Actually, I am exactly where I need to be. I am one of the newest talents signed to Voltage, and I was invited to watch the show tonight. However, I have never been that good of a spectator. I prefer being involved in the action, and I couldn’t help but overhear you carrying on about your shortcomings. You are the type of person I have a problem with because you seem to be incredibly self absorbed, and far to shortsighted. Perhaps it is because you come from a sport that praised you and hailed you as a hero. You were placed on a pedestal and treated as a god, which automatically made you assume the same thing would happen if you tried your hand at a different trade. It doesn’t work like that because this business isn’t that kind. It’s cruel, and it’s the place for a person like me to thrive.
Korey Gaines: :wtf: Look bro, I don’t know who the fuck you are but you need to get out of my face.
Komatsu Ogawa: Or what Gaines?
(Korey goes to answer, but the newcomer quickly cuts him off. He produces a fireball and throws it at Korey, which sends Persephone Tsitsipas screaming. She runs off and Korey hits the ground, clutching at his face. Komatsu begins stomping the hell out of Korey and makes sure to specifically target the injured left side of Gaines. Security comes rushing into the picture and they quickly pull Komatsu off of Korey before he can do any further damage. Korey rolls around clutching his face and moaning about his side, while Komatsu lets out a cold laugh.)
Komatsu Ogawa: You might not know me, but how was that for an introduction? I’m the catalyst of madness that is going to ignite a violent crusade through EAW. Breaking bones and splattering the blood of my opponents is what I love to do, and what better person to start with than you Korey Gaines? You might have a date with Andrea Valentine next week, but you will be seeing me real soon. My name is Komatsu Ogawa and I am ‘The Rat King.’
(Komatsu spits down at Korey and shrugs off security. He takes his leave without any further drama, and medical officials have arrived to check on Korey. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Cracker Barrel featuring TLA and Landerson. TLANDERSON 5EVER!)
(Voltage returns and the camera cuts to Bella in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: And it is, AN EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER QUALIFICATION MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Natural” by Imagine Dragons plays to loud cheers as Terry Chambers makes his way to the stage. He looks a bit damaged from last week as he has bandages wrapped around his stomach, but still has fierce determination on his face as he makes his way to the ring)
Bella Braxton: introducing first, from Detroit Michigan, weighing in at 287 pounds… THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE, TERRY… CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Although Terry Chambers lost last week failing to capture the Interwire Championship, he’s willing to turn over a new leaf.
James Peters: And look at the situation the Barbaric Carnivore has been placed in, an Extreme Elimination Chamber qualification match. This is his chance, this is Terry’s chance for something new, and I’m sure he’s not gonna let this up so easily!
(Terry Chambers enters the ring and raises an arm in the air before going to his corner and beginning to shadow box as “Natural” fades out. “We Own The Night” by Hollywood Undead then plays to a chorus of boos as Serena Riot makes her way to the stage with Veena Adams close behind. Veena has bruises on her face but still has her same signature disgruntled look as Serena Riot makes her way to the ring)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Cleveland Ohio, weighing in at 150 pounds… THE FALLEN PROPHET, SERENA… RIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: At Wicked Games the person accompanying Serena Riot into this match, Veena Adams lost to Andrea Valentine. Both of them pulled out all the stops to win but in the end it was Andrea who came out on top.
James Peters: I’m sure it’s not going to be much different tonight, Veena is gonna interfere as much as possible and if that goes through Serena might be moving onto the Extreme Elimination Chamber :lupe:.
(Serena rolls into the ring as Veena claps. Serena crawls up to Terry and stares him down as Terry quickly shoos her away as “We Own The Night” fades out and the Ref signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this match is underway here! Terry looking to lock up but Serena ducks under Terry’s attempt knowing the size advantage for him is immense in this match! SERENA KICKING TERRY RIGHT AT THE BACK OF THE KNEE! Terry limps forward as he hops around to Serena going for a clothesline! SERENA DUCKS AS TERRY FALLS INTO THE CORNER! Serena runs to Terry! BUT TERRY WITH A URANAGE SLAM SLAMMING SERENA FLAT ON THE CANVAS!!!
James Peters: Serena clutches her back in pain as she puts one hand on the ropes trying to get up to her feet. Terry drags her up from behind! GERMAN SUPLEX! BUT WAIT! SERENA BARELY LANDING ON HER FEET AS TERRY GETS TO A KNEE! RUNNING BOOT RIGHT TO TERRY’S FACE TAKING HIM DOWN! Serena with a sadistic smile as she tries her best to help Terry up to his feet! SERENA WITH AN ELBOW! Terry’s head snaps back but he quickly focuses his attention back to Serena! BUT SERENA WITH A STIFF HEADBUTT RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF TERRY!!!
Rich Russillo: Terry falls back and gets down on a knee again as Serena runs to him! BUT TERRY LIFTS HER OVER HIS HEAD AND DOWN TO THE GROUND! The strength of Terry Chambers being showcased tonight! Terry drags Serena up by the head! TERRY THROWS SERENA ACROSS THE RING LIKE A RAGDOLL! Serena quickly gets up clearly stunned as she falls right into Terry’s direction! BUT WAIT! TERRY IS DISTRACTED! IT’S VEENA!!!
James Peters: VEENA GRABS TERRY’S LEG JUST FOR A MOMENT BUT THAT’S ENOUGH TO KEEP HIM DISTRACTED! Veena walking away like nothing happened as Terry yells at her from inside the ring! BUT SERENA! JAWBREAKER TAKING TERRY DOWN! SERENA GOING FOR AN EARLY PIN ATTEMPT!!!
Rich Russillo: TERRY KICKS OUT! Serena sits up shaking her head as Veena Adams is on the outside clearly frustrated as Serena gets to her feet now! Terry leans in the corner trying to catch a breath as Serena steps back into the opposite corner and runs! KNEE RIGHT TO THE GUT OF TERRY CHAMBERS! Terry falls into a seated position in the corner as he clutches that injured stomach because remember he was sliced open at Wicked Games! Serena stomping down on Terry as she shoves her boot right in his face! BUT TERRY PUSHES THE FOOT AWAY CAUSING HER TO STUMBLE OFF! TERRY SWEEPS THE LEG OF SERENA RIOT!!!
James Peters: Serena is down as Terry manages to get to his feet! Serena is starting to crawl yet Terry is lifting her up wasting no time! BACK SUPLEX! Serena clutches her back once more as Terry drags her up and throws her into the corner! Terry with vicious punches as Serena Riot tries to absorb is as much as possible! BUT SERENA WITH A PUNCH RIGHT TO THE FACE OF TERRY! Terry stunned for a moment leaving an opportunity for Serena Riot! LEG SWEEP TAKES TERRY DOWN!!!
Rich Russillo: Terry slowly getting up to his feet as the Barbaric Carnivore is having a hard time keeping up with the fast paced momentum of Serena Riot! Serena grabs Terry! HEADBUTT! BUT TERRY SHAKES IT OFF LIKE IT’S NOTHING! It’s gonna take something much harder to take down Terry Chambers as Serena Riot sees that. Serena pummeling down on Terry with punches yet Terry is wasting no time retaliating back on the False Prophet! SERENA SENDS TERRY INTO A IRISH WHIP! BUT TERRY TAKES DOWN SERENA WITH A BIG BOOT!!!
James Peters: Serena is practically knocked out as Terry brings her up! DISCUS CLOTHESLINE- NO! SERENA DUCKS UNDER! TERRY GOES FOR ANOTHER ATTACK! BUT SERENA STOPS TERRY IN HIS TRACKS WITH A SPINNING ELBOW! Terry is hurt as Serena moves in! SERENA RAMS HER KNEE RIGHT INTO THE GUT OF TERRY CHAMBERS!!!
Rich Russillo: Terry falls right to his knees as Serena wastes no time putting that arsenal of knees into effect! OH! TERRY SHOVES SERENA AWAY! SERENA IS STUNNED AS TERRY LUNGES AT SERENA AND LIFTS HER UP! SIT OUT POWERBOMB!!! PIN ATTEMPT!!!
James Peters: KICK OUT BY SERENA RIOT! Terry shakes his head as he expected the match to end there but he brings Serena up! OH! BIG CHOP RIGHT TO THE CHEST OF SERENA RIOT! Serena steps back! BUT SHE FIRES A CHOP RIGHT BACK AT TERRY! Terry leans against the rope BEFORE STRIKING SERENA WITH A FOREARM! Serena aiming for the legs now as she starts to kick it trying to weaken him! OH BUT TERRY WITH A HARD KICK RIGHT TO THE LEG OF SERENA SWIPING HER DOWN AS TERRY FALLS AGAINST THE ROPES!!!
Rich Russillo: Both of these competitors are feeling the effects of this match as Terry begins to slowly bring Serena up by the neck! BUT SERENA PUSHES TERRY INTO THE ROPES! SERENA WITH MULTIPLE PUNCHES AIMING SPECIFICALLY FOR THE GUT AS TERRY IS HAVING A HARD TIME FIGHTING BACK! Terry managing to block some of them as he slowly begins to recuperate! TERRY WITH A PUNCH RIGHT TO THE JAW OF SERENA RIOT SENDING HER BACK! Terry running at Serena! SPEAR- NO! TERRY IS ON ALL FOURS AS SERENA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND RUNS TO TERRY! WICKED WAYS!!! SERENA PLANTS TERRY INTO THE GROUND AS SHE GOES FOR A PIN!!!
James Peters: TERRY POWERS OUT! Terry manages to pull himself out of the ring as he’s visibly confused as Serena quickly gets up and runs to the ropes! BUT TERRY GRABS SERENA BY THE LEGS BEFORE SHE CAN DO ANYTHING! BUT SERENA GRABBING THE ROPES! SHE PUSHES TERRY AWAY! Serena slides out of the ring as Terry gets to a knee! TERRY RAMS SERENA BACK FIRST INTO THE APRON! Terry pushing her slowly into the ring as Terry is taking his time getting into the ring! SERENA IS UP THOUGH! SERENA WITH A KICK- NO! TERRY WAS ON THE APRON AS HE DROPS DOWN LEAVING SERENA’S LEG TRAPPED! TERRY ROLLS INTO THE RING! BIG BOOT RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF SERENA!!!
Rich Russillo: Terry takes a lean against the ropes for a moment before Terry grabs Serena and brings her up! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS! SERENA RIOT IS SCREAMING FOR HER LIFE AS SHE’S SO CLOSE TO THE ROPES! TERRY CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF SERENA AS SHE LOOKS TO TAP! WAIT! WAIT! IT’S VEENA ADAMS! VEENA GRABS SERENA BY THE HAND AND DRAGS IT OVER TO THE ROPES! ROPE BREAK! THE CROWD IS BOOING AS TERRY CHAMBERS DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! The Ref is trying to interrogate Veena but she’s claiming nothing happened as Terry pushes Serena away and drags her to the center of the ring! I THINK HE’S GOING TO LOCK IT IN AGAIN! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS-
James Peters: NO! SERENA SLIDES UNDER AS TERRY STUMBLES FORWARD! CLOTHESLINE TO TERRY CHAMBERS SENDING HIM TO A KNEE! SERENA TURNS AS TERRY IS STUNNED! ENZIGURI! Terry isn’t falling down though instead he’s on all fours! SERENA GOING FOR WICKED WAYS- BUT TERRY FALLS ONTO HIS BACK AND GRABS SERENA’S LEG! He wastes no time getting to his feet as he drops the leg! CLOTHESLINE! Serena flipped 180 degrees as she falls straight to the ground! Terry picks her up and throws her into the corner! RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!!! C.C.S. ENZIGURI CONNECTS!!!
Rich Russillo: Serena stumbles out of the corner as Terry shakes her head and runs at Serena! HOLY CRAP! SERENA LIFTS TERRY UP! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE! SIDE WALK SLAM! TERRY IS DOWN AS SERENA SEES THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A PIN!!!
James Peters: TERRY KICKS OUT! Serena sits up in frustration as it looks like Veena Adams is on the outside clearly frustrated! What is it going to take to keep the Barbaric Carnivore down?! Serena gets to her feet as she goes up to the top rope! SHE’S ABOUT TO GO FOR THE DEMON DROP! THE MOONSAULT- NO! BEFORE SHE CAN LIFT OFF TERRY CRAWLS OVER AND GRABS SERENA BY THE LEGS! Terry slowly climbing up as Serena is defenseless! What is Terry thinking of doing! NO! AVALANCHE GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Rich Russillo: BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN! Terry is slowly starting to roll over to a corner as Veena is trying to yell at Serena to get up! Terry is barely up as Serena is stumbling up dazed by the attack from Terry! SERENA RUNNING! BUT TERRY THROWS SERENA OUT OF THE RING! Serena stumbles to her feet as Terry runs to the ropes! SUICIDE DIVE- NO! SERENA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS THE TOP OF TERRY’S HEAD COLLIDES WITH THE BARRICADE!!!
James Peters: Terry is stunned but he’s still up as Serena pushes her closer to the ring! BUT TERRY! TERRY SLAMS SERENA’S HEAD ON THE APRON! BUT WAIT! VEENA! VEENA RUNS OVER AND IS TRYING TO DISTRACT TERRY! WAIT! SERENA IS IN THE RING! BASEBALL SLIDE TAKING TERRY DOWN! Serena grabs Terry and throws him right on the apron! Terry clutches his gut as he retreats rolling into the ring! Serena goes to the apron as she looks to go to the top rope! CROSSBODY- NO! TERRY! RUNNING POWERSLAM TAKING SERENA DOWN!!! Serena crawls back but Terry is grabbing her! GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Rich Russillo: Terry toying around with Serena as he brings her up! ANOTHER POWERSLAM- NO! SERENA SLIPS OFF! SERENA KICKS TERRY RIGHT ON THE BACK BEFORE GOING INTO A DRAGON SLEEPER! BACK BREAKER! DEVIL’S FANG CONNECTS! SERENA GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! I THINK SHE’S GOING FOR THE DEMON DROP AGAIN!!! DEMON DROP-
James Peters: TERRY IS UP! SHE CATCHES SERENA IN MID AIR! WHAT THE! T-5!!! T-5 CONNECTS AS TERRY GOES FOR THE PIN!!!
Rich Russillo: WAIT! SERENA’S FOOT IS UNDER THE ROPES!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Natural” hits to cheers as Terry rolls off Serena and raises his own hands in victory. He gives a Championship gesture before going to the top rope and pointing around)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner ADVANCING TO THE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER! TERRY CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: What a shocker! It was hard to tell who was going to win but in the end Terry with absolutely amazing reflexes catches Serena in mid air which could’ve ended this match and pulled out the win!
Rich Russillo: Can’t forget the fact that Serena put her foot under the ropes! Beckons the fact that maybe this match would’ve went on either way. But this isn’t our decision, Terry Chambers now has a ticket to Road to Redemption!
(Terry has rolled out of the ring and is walking up to the ramp as Veena Adams helps Serena up. Veena looks absolutely furious as Serena is just realizing what is going on and is angry as well as the camera cuts to a recap for Saturday Night Showdown.)
(A recap for Showdown airs showing the ongoing drama between Harlow Reichert and the Answers World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE. Harlow remains without a match for the championship she earned a crack at back at Reasonable Doubt. Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava would qualify for the Extreme Elimination Chamber thanks to some help from Chris Elite and his Gawd Contract.)
(Voltage has returned from break and the focus is on a furious Serena Riot. Serena has made her way backstage with Veena, having just lost her chance to qualify for the EAW World Championship chamber. She rakes her shaking hands through her sweaty hair and whirls around, nearly colliding with Veena.)
Serena Riot: That was BULLSHIT! My foot was UNDERNEATH the ropes and the referee fucking saw it! I don’t give a damn what he says! He just screwed me! He cost me that win against Terry and a fucking spot on the Road to Redemption card. Veena, I had to sit out Wicked Games and that shit ate me alive, and I’ll be DAMNED if I miss another free-per-view!
Veena Adams: :lupe:
(Serena kicks at a piece of equipment and sends it flying across the open backstage area. She lets out a scream of frustration and slams her fist into the wall.)
Serena Riot: An Extreme Elimination Chamber is right up my alley and it’s a match I deserve to be in! Terry Chambers did not beat me just now. He DIDN’T! I’m going to find Captain Charisma and I’m going to demand a rematch or a second chance, or something. There was an injustice done out there. Why the fuck are you so calm anyway?!
(Veena has indeed maintained her composure this entire time. She flashes Serena a reassuring smile.)
Veena Adams: Because there’s always another chamber to participate in, and that one is for the championship you really want. I know it’s not Blandrea Valenwhore holding the Specialists Champion anymore, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t stop you from wanting that belt for yourself. Darcy’s already had two challengers named for Road to Redemption. Kensingten Calhoun-Astor and another Ava whore will be inside the Specialists Chamber, but that still leaves three spots open. All we have to do is go talk to Matty and I’m pretty sure one of those open spots will be yours. You really came close to dethroning Blandrea, and while some things haven’t gone your way, you have been impressive AF in all your matches this season.
???: Actually, there’s only one spot left in that Specialists Chamber.
(Veena and Serena look up and see Sarah Price and Joy Cassidy walking up to them. Sarah and Joy most definitely aren’t friends, but both women had been summoned to Captain Charisma’s office at the same time to speak to him about Road to Redemption. Veena narrows her eyes at both of them.)
Veena Adams: What the fuck do you mean?
(It had been Sarah who had spoken up, so she decides to deliver the good news.)
Sarah Price: :)! Well, as a result of Joy winning her match earlier tonight, and me winning earlier tonight, Captain Charisma offered us both a chance to compete in the Specialists Chamber and obviously we both said yes.
(A new wave of anger washes over Serena and she turns her piercing faze towards Joy.)
Serena Riot: You literally just got here!
Joy Cassidy: But when you are marked for greatness, and you radiate that championship aura, people take notice of that and they want to see what you’re capable of doing. Captain Charisma knows my hunger for extraordinary things far surpasses anything this place has seen before. It’s only natural that I get a chance at championship gold so soon, and at Road to Redemption, the entire EAW Universe is going to see the Reincarnation of Aphrodite put Darcy May Morgan in the history book as one of, if not the shortest-reigning Specialists Champion in history.
(Joy smiles at the other three women and heads off. Sarah simply shrugs her shoulders and smiles, clearly pleased to have another chance at gold after letting the Interwire Championship contendership slip through her fingers.)
Sarah Price: What is that you kept saying this week, Serena? Tick tock? Well the clock is ticking and the longer you stand here, the chances of you getting into the Specialists Chamber dwindle. EAW reached out to Candice Blair just to get her into this match and we all know there are a number of other women they can reach out and call as well.
(Serena and Veena are honestly stunned as Sarah exits. The news of there being one spot left in the Specialists Chamber is not what they expected to hear at all.)
Serena Riot: I… I really don’t know what to say.
Veena Adams: Well hurry the fuck up and figure it out before we get to Captain Charisma’s office.
(Veena grabs Serena by the wrist and begins dragging her down the hall as Voltage cuts back to the ringside area.)
(Bella has her microphone ready.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes hits, and the crowd explodes as Consuela Rose Ava begins walking out to the stage. She has a smile on her face after coming out victorious at Wicked Games, and is now prepared for another big match as she begins walking down to the ring as Bella Braxton begins to speak.)
Bella Braxton: Making her way to the ring… Residing in Los Angeles, California… Weighing in at 120 pounds…. CCCCOOONNNSSUUEELLLAAAAA RROOOOOSOSSEEEE AAAAVVVAAA!!!!!
James Peters: Consuela Rose Ava is coming off of a big win at Wicked Games where she did something not many people often do, that being defending her 24/7 contract! At Wicked Games she successfully defended the contract against Korey Gaines, and now tonight she goes one on one with someone else coming off of a big win in Rex McAllister!
Rich Russillo: I’m sure there’s no ill will between these two, but the simple thought of these two in the ring together is sure to make for a great match! Consuela Rose Ava and Rex McAllister are two incredible competitors, but imagine how big of a win it’d be if Consuela managed to beat Rex tonight.
James Peters: It’d be huge. There’s not many people who can say they beat Rex McAllister, if all goes well Consuela could add her name to the list of people to do so. Speaking of which, here comes Rex now.
(‘Alive’ by P.O.D hita and the crowd continues cheering, some cheering even louder as Rex McAllister makes his way out to the stage, and looks around the arena. After a few seconds, Rex begins making his way down to the ring, with a smile on his face, prepared for his match tonight.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent…. From Sea Isle, New Jersey… Weighing in at 238 pounds…. RRRREEEEEEXXXXXXX MMMMMMMCCCAAAALLLISSSTEEERRR!!!!!
James Peters: Rex is also coming off of a big win, where at Wicked Games he beat Jack Ripley and stamped his way to Road to Redemption. Unfortunately, he did so in a way he surely didn’t like, where it was Jack’s sister, Jordie Ripley, who handed Rex the win by tripping Jack up while the referee was distracted.
Rich Russillo: Yeah well a wins a win, and while it wasn’t how he wanted it to be, now he has another chance at the EAW Championship. Tonight, he’s going against someone who probably could use the momentum just as much as he can, so while these two may respect each other, I’m sure they’re gonna leave it all out there.
James Peters: Yeah, respect goes out the window in a match like this. Personally, I’m just interested to see who’s going to win this main event match up. Let’s get the match started!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And this match is now underway! The two competitors looking towards one another, and it seems like they’re waiting to see who will make the first move. Both Rex and Consuela seem hesitant to go for anything, but there’s Consuela attempting a roll up- but it doesn’t work as Rex manages to shove her away! Both competitors have their guard up clearly in this main event match, trying to capitalize off of their wins at Wicked Games, and now they lock up! The two both seemingly struggling in their tie up, but now there’s a headlock by Rex, immediately on the offensive!
Rich Russillo: Yeah but that doesn’t last too long as Consuela is quickly able to power Rex into the ropes! Rex now rebounding off the ropes, and there’s a shoulder block by Rex! Rex now running the ropes as Consuela gets back up, but there’s an elbow by Consuela, followed by a snapmare! Consuela now has Rex in a rear chinlock, but this is the kind of wrestling Rex excels in! I’d be surprised if he didn’t quickly find a way to get out of this! I won’t deny Consuela is great in this field as well though, and right now she has that chinlock applied tightly.
James Peters: It looks like that won’t be enough to stop Rex though, as there’s a snapmare of his own, causing the hold to be released! Rex picking Consuela off the ground now, AND THERE’S AN ABDOMINAL STRETCH! I didn’t expect this so early on but it looks like Rex is gonna try and make Consuela tap out! Consuela is struggling right now, you’ve got to think that after Wicked Games these two may still have some remaining bruises. Rex right now may be capitalizing on any lingering damage remaining from Consuela’s match with Korey Gaines.
Rich Russillo: Consuela now, manages to free the arm Rex was pulling, BUT NOW REX LIFTS HER UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX- NO! CONSUELA MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET, AND REX JUST NOW NOTICES! REX CHARGING TOWARDS CONSUELA, BUT THERE’S A HURRICANRANA, SENDING REX INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! CONSUELA NOW RUNNING TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, AND NOW SHE CHARGES IN! RUNNING CORNER DROPKICK! Consuela now with the first cover of the match!
James Peters: Rex kicks out! Just like Jack Ripley found out at Wicked Games, it’s gonna take a whole lot of work if you want to beat Rex McAllister. Consuela now with a grounded headlock on Rex, and it looks like she’s taking the safe route here by trying to wear Rex down early on before he could gain too much offense. Rex is currently struggling trying to get out of the headlock, especially after the offense seen not too long ago! Even so, he’s still trying to get out, and so far it looks like he may be succeeding as he manages to get to both knees! Rex now on one foot, and now there’s an elbow to Consuela’s midsection!
Rich Russillo: Rex now attempting to lift Consuela up for a suplex, but Consuela manages to slip behind Rex, AND THERE’S A ROLL UP BY CONSUELA!
Rich Russillo: REX KICKS OUT! Consuela attempting a kick as soon as Rex got up, but Rex managed to catch her foot! Rex spinning Consuela around, AND THERE’S A HIP TOSS BY THE REX MASTER! Consuela quickly gets to her feet and charges towards Rex- AND THIS TIME THERE’S AN ARM DRAG BY REX! REX NOW RUNNING THE ROPES- AND NOW THERE’S A BOOT TO CONSUELA’S FACE!
James Peters: Consuela holding her nose, it looks like that’s where the boot connected, but now Rex lifts her up from right off the ground, AND THERE’S A SUPLEX! Consuela now is forced to roll out of the ring, and it looks like Rex has an idea in mind! Rex running the ropes, AND THERE’S A BASEBALL SLID- NO! CONSUELA GOT OUT OF THE WAY BUT REX LANDS ON HIS FEET! ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! CONSUELA JUST DROPPED REX WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, AND NOW SHE’S PICKING HIM UP, AND THERE GOES REX RIGHT INTO THE RING POST! CONSUELA HAS MANAGED TO GAIN CONTROL OF THIS MATCH AND IN A BIG WAY, REX IS IN TROUBLE!
Rich Russillo: Consuela grabbing Rex now, AND SHE RAMS HIM INTO THE APRON!! Consuela rolling Rex back inside of the ring now, and now she’s climbing up to the top rope, looking to capitalize off of that offense as Rex slowly gets back up! DIVING DROPKICK BY CONSUELA! REX IS DOWN, AND RIGHT NOW CONSUELA IS ON FIRE! NOW IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO PUT REX AWAY QUICKLY AS SHE PULLS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! SUELA LOCK!!! THE SUELA LOCK IS LOCKED IN!
James Peters: REX IS IN TROUBLE!! THE SUELA LOCK IS IN, AND THEY’RE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! REX HAS NOWHERE TO GO, HE NEEDS TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION OR HE’S GOING TO TAP OUT!! CONSUELA IS PULLING REX’S HEAD BACK HARD, AND YOU’VE GOT TO IMAGINE JUST HOW PAINFUL THIS MUST BE FOR HIM! REX IS TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TO THE ROPES, BUT CAN HE MAKE IT!? I THINK REX MAY HAVE TO TAP OUT, I DON’T KNOW IF HE’LL BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THIS!
Rich Russillo: HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT AFTER WHAT REX DID AT WICKED GAMES? OF COURSE HE’LL FIND A WAY OUT! REX TRYING TO USE HIS FREE HAND TO PULL CONSUELA OFF OF HIM, BUT CLEARLY HE’S HAVING SOME TROUBLE! CONSUELA HAS THE SUELA LOCK LOCKED IN TIGHTLY, AND NOW REX IS JUST PULLING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES! HE’S TRYING TO MAKE IT THERE WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S SLOWLY STARTING TO FADE! I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG REX COULD LAST BUT HE’S DOING HIS BEST TO ESCAPE THE SUBMISSION!
James Peters: HE DOES IT! REX MANAGED TO GRAB THE ROPES AND NOW CONSUELA RELEASES THE SUBMISSION! REX LOOKS LIKE HE’S BARELY EVEN CONSCIOUS, BUT THIS MATCH IS STILL ON! Consuela isn’t looking to be too lenient though as she immediately backs up into the corner! This could be a huge win for Consuela and she clearly seems to know that, which is why she’s bringing as much offense as she can! Rex doesn’t even know where he is right now, and it looks like this match could be coming to an end as he finally gets back to his feet! CONSUELA CHARGING IN! KNEE OF DEATH!!!
Rich Russillo: NO! REX MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND, AND CONSUELA’S RIGHT KNEE SEEMS TO HAVE HIT THE TURNBUCKLE HARD! REX NOW GRABBING CONSUELA BY THE SAME LEG, AND THERE’S A DRAGON SCREW! CONSUELA’S HOLDING HER KNEE IN PAIN, AND NOW REX IS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE AS HE SETS CONSUELA UP FOR- NO! CONSUELA USES HER FEET TO PUSH REX AWAY, AND REX FELL THROUGH THE ROPES OUT OF THE RING! CONSUELA MANAGING TO GET BACK UP NOW, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO WORK OUT THAT RIGHT LEG, WHAT’S SHE THINKING HERE?
James Peters: CONSUELA NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS REX JUST NOW REALIZES WHAT’S COMING! SUICIDE DIVE!! CONSUELA WITH A HUGE SUICIDE DIVE, TAKING OUT REX, BUT NOW SHE’S NOT IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION AS SHE’S HOLDING HER KNEE! CONSUELA HIT A HUGE SUICIDE DIVE BUT SHE CAN’T EXACTLY CAPITALIZE DUE TO THE PAIN SHE’S CURRENTLY IN, AND NOW SHE ROLLS REX BACK INTO THE RING! CONSUELA ONCE AGAIN TRYING TO SHRUG THE PAIN OFF, AND NOW SHE’S SLOWLY MAKING HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE ONCE AGAIN, WAIT NO! REX!! REX SPRINTS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND MEETS CONSUELA THERE!!
Rich Russillo: CONSUELA WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY REX, AND SHE HAS NO TIME TO DEFEND HERSELF! REX HOOKS HER ARM, AND THERE’S A SUPERPLEX!! THESE TWO SHOULDN’T BE GOING FOR SUCH BIG MOVES AFTER WICKED GAMES, BUT HERE WE ARE! THESE TWO ARE STILL GIVING EACH OTHER THERE ALL, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING AS REX JUST HIT A HUGE SUPERPLEX OUT OF NOWHERE! REX NOW CRAWLING OVER TO CONSUELA, AND THERE’S THE COVER!! THIS MATCH MAY BE OVER AND DONE WITH!!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: NO, IT’S NOT FINISHED YET!! CONSUELA MANAGED TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!! REX CAN’T BELIEVE IT, CONSUELA MANAGED TO GET HER SHOULDER UP AFTER THAT HUGE SUPERPLEX!! REX CHECKING IN WITH THE REFEREE, AND YES THIS MATCH IS STILL ON! REX NOW GOING RIGHT AFTER THAT LEG OF CONSUELA, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S SETTING UP FOR SOMETHING! WAIT, YES! A FIGURE FOUR!! THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK, IT’S LOCKED IN CAUSING WHAT I CAN IMAGINE IS TREMENDOUS PAIN TO CONSUELA’S RIGHT LEG!
Rich Russillo: CONSUELA IS SCREAMING IN PAIN, TRYING TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF IT BUT TO NO AVAIL! LUCKILY FOR HER SHE’S CLOSER TO THE ROPES THAN REX WAS WHEN HE WAS IN THE SUELA LOCK, BUT HOW LONG CAN SHE LAST WITH THE DAMAGE DONE TO THAT LEG!? CONSUELA TRYING TO PULL HERSELF TOWARDS THOSE ROPES AND AT THIS POINT SHE JUST NEEDS TO REACH OUT AS FAR AS SHE CAN, BUT REX HAS THE FIGURE FOUR IN TIGHTLY! HE’S DOING HIS BEST TRYING TO MAKE CONSUELA TAP OUT, AND NOW CONSUELA IS CLENCHING HER FISTS ALL AS AN ATTEMPT TO STOP HER FROM TAPPING! CONSUELA STILL PULLING HERSELF TO THE ROPES, AND SHE GRABS THEM, BUT REX HOLDS ON!
Referee: One! Two! Three! Four!
James Peters: And Rex now lets go of the submission! Consuela now pulling herself out onto the apron as an attempt to escape this offense from Rex, but I think Rex still has something in mind! REX NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS CONSUELA IS ON THE APRON- BUT THERE’S A KICK BY CONSUELA, STOPPING HIM IN HIS TRACKS! CONSUELA NOW, SPRINGBOARD- NO!! REX JUST PUSHED CONSUELA’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER, CAUSING HER TO FALL MIDSECTION-FIRST ONTO THE TOP ROPE AND BACK INTO THE RING! CONSUELA’S IN A LOT OF PAIN RIGHT NOW, AND REX IS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE AS HE LIFTS HER UP, GERMAN SUPLEX!!! CONSUELA LOOKS OUT OF IT BUT REX ISN’T FINISHED, AS THERE’S A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Rich Russillo: HE STILL ISN’T FINISHED!! REX LIFTING CONSUELA UP ONCE AGAIN, AND THERE’S A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX!! CONSUELA LANDED NEAR THE CORNER, AND SHE’S ABLE TO USE THE PAIRS OF ROPES NEXT TO HER TO PULL HERSELF UP, BUT REX IS IMMEDIATELY LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE AS HE CHARGES TOWARDS CONSUELA- BUT HE RUNS RIGHT INTO A BOOT TO THE FACE, CAUSING HIM TO STUMBLE INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! CONSUELA NOW PULLING HERSELF TO THE TOP ROPE, AND THERE’S A DIVING CROSSBODY BY THE 24/7 CONTRACT HOLDER- WAIT, WHAT!?
James Peters: REX JUST MANAGED TO ROLL BACK ONTO HIS FEET, AND HE HAS CONSUELA IN HIS ARMS!! THE STRENGTH OF REX IS ON DISPLAY HERE, AND THERE’S A FALL AWAY SLAM!!! CONSUELA WAS ROCKED BY THAT FALL AWAY SLAM, AND THE CROWD JUST EXPLODED AS THEY DIDN’T EXPECT REX TO COUNTER THE CROSSBODY LIKE THAT! Rex pulling Consuela into the center of the ring, and he’s holding her leg again! I think Rex is ready to put this match away as he sets up for- NO! CONSUELA PULLS REX INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!! SHE’S GONNA STEAL IT!!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
Rich Russillo: NO, IT’S NOT DONE!! IT’S NOT DONE YET!! REX MANAGED TO KICK OUT AT THE LAST SECOND, AND NOW HE CHARGES AT CONSUELA AS THEY BOTH GET UP, BUT CONSUELA SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!! CONSUELA RUNNING THE ROPES NOW, BUT THIS TIME IT’S HER THAT’S STOPPED AS REX HITS AN ELBOW TO HER JAW! REX NOW GRABBING HER BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND HE CHARGES TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES, BUT CONSUELA STOPS HERSELF BY PRESSING HER FOOT AGAINST IT, AND NOW THERE’S AN ELBOW TO REX!
James Peters: CONSUELA NOW SLOWLY CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE, BUT I THINK REX IS TRYING TO JOIN HER UP THERE AS WELL! REX IS TRYING TO KNOCK CONSUELA OFF, BUT CONSUELA HITS A HUGE FOREARM BEFORE PULLING REX UP! WAIT, WAIT NO!! DON’T DO THIS CONSUELA!! SSSPPAAANIISSHH FFLLYYY!!!!! CONSUELA JUST HIT A HUGE TOP ROPE SPANISH FLY, SENDING BOTH COMPETITORS OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN AND OUT AFTER A HUGE SPANISH FLY TO THE OUTSIDE!! THE REFEREE LOOKS HESITANT TO NOT JUST CALL FOR THE BELL AFTER WHAT WE JUST SAW, BUT NOW HE FINALLY STARTS THE COUNT!! THIS MATCH COULD BE OVER!!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Rich Russillo: Both competitors are slowly waking back up, and it seems like they’re both trying to crawl back into the ring, realizing that the referee already began his count!
Referee: FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT!
Rich Russillo: Consuela manages to roll back into the ring, meanwhile Rex is getting close, but so is the count!
Referee: NINE! TEN-
James Peters: NO, REX IS IN! REX MAKES IT JUST BEFORE TEN!
Rich Russillo: That couldn’t have come any closer than it did for the Rex Master, but now neither competitor is making it back to their feet! They’re both worn out and reasonably so, that Spanish Fly was incredible, especially after everything we’ve already seen in this match! As it stands right now it’s incredible that they even managed to make it back into the ring before ten!
James Peters: Both competitors now slowly finding their way back to their feet, and now it seems like they’re waiting to see who’ll make a move, similarly to the beginning of this match! Only now, these two are worn out, battered and bruised, and they both likely know the end of this match could strike at any moment! REX ATTEMPTING TO GO FOR CONSUELA’S LEG, BUT CONSUELA MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! CONSUELA ATTEMPTING A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BUT REX DUCKS IT BEFORE SWEEPING HER OTHER LEG! REX NOW ATTEMPTING AN ELBOW DROP BUT CONSUELA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND NOW THERE’S A CRUCIFIX PIN!
Rich Russillo: Quick kick out and now once again the two competitors are at an even playing field as they stare each other down while getting to their feet! I’m sure these two hold a lot of respect for each other, but they’re gonna have to do whatever it takes in order to win this match! The two now engaging in a collar and elbow tie up and unlike at the start of this match Consuela seems to be the one to take control as she gets Rex into a headlock! Rex looking for a different counter though, AS HE LIFTS CONSUELA UP FOR A BACK SUPLEX- BUT CONSUELA MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET! WAIT, NO! CONSUELA’S BAD LEG! IT LOOKS LIKE HER KNEE MUST’VE BUCKLES OR SOMETHING AS SHE WAS HESITANT, BUT REX IS LOOKING TO IMMEDIATELY CAPITALIZE AS HE PICKS HER UP! OLYMPIC SLAM!! THE OLYMPIC SLAM CONNECTS AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER BY REX, COULD THIS BE ENOUGH TO PUT AWAY CONSUELA!?
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: WHAT!? HOW!? HOW IS THIS ONE NOT OVER YET!? CONSUELA SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET THE SHOULDER UP AT THE VERY LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, AND CLEARLY NEITHER CAN REX!! THIS MATCH SHOULD BE OVER AND DONE WITH, BUT CONSUELA IS DETERMINED TO KEEP THIS MATCH GOING! REX LIFTING CONSUELA UP RIGHT OFF THE GROUND THOUGH, AND IF THAT DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING UNTIL IT DOES, THERE’S ANOTHER FALL AWAY SLAM-
Rich Russillo: NO! CONSUELA SOMEHOW MANAGED TO JUMP ONTO HER FEET WITHOUT HESITATION THIS TIME, AND THERE’S A RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF REX’S HEAD!! CONSUELA SACRIFICED HER OWN WELL-BEING AS SHE USED THE HURT KNEE, BUT CLEARLY THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO MATTER TO HER AS SHE’S DOING WHATEVER SHE MUST IN ORDER TO WIN THIS MATCH! REX IS HOLDING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD IN PAIN, AND NOW CONSUELA LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE AS SHE RUNS THE ROPES ONCE MORE WITH REX GETTING TO A KNEE! RUNNING KNEE, THIS TIME TO THE FRONT OF REX’S HEAD, AND BOTH COMPETITORS COLLAPSE!
James Peters: Consuela climbing up to the top rope now as Rex is slowly managing to find his way back to his feet. Consuela looking to go big once again! DIVING MOONSAULT ONTO REX MCALLISTER!!! CONSUELA JUST HIT A HUGE DIVING MOONSAULT TAKING REX OUT, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER! THIS MAY GET THE JOB DONE, CONSUELA ROSE AVA MAY GET ONE OF HER BIGGEST WINS OVER REX MCALLISTER!!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: NO, IT’S NOT OVER! THIS TIME IT’S REX THAT MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP AND BARELY AVOID THE COUNT OF THREE! CONSUELA IS TOO EXHAUSTED TO DISPUTE THAT COUNT, BUT I KNOW SHE CAN’T BELIEVE IT HERSELF! THE FACT THAT THIS MATCH IS SOMEHOW STILL GOING, IT’S INCREDIBLE! CONSUELA NOW BACKING UP INTO THE CORNER ONCE AGAIN, AND ONCE AGAIN I THINK WE KNOW WHAT SHE’S SETTING UP FOR!
Rich Russillo: Rex is somehow trying to slowly find his way back to his feet, but there’s no way he has any idea where he is! This match is going to be coming to a close very soon, and I think it’s about to end with Consuela getting the victory! Rex finally managing to get back to his feet, AND NOW CONSUELA CHARGES IN!!! THIS IS IT, THE KNEE OF DEATH CONNECTS-
James Peters: NO IT DOESN’T!!! IT DOESN’T CONNECT!!!! REX JUST LAID CONSUELA OUT WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE!! THAT CLOTHESLINE VERY WELL COULD’VE DECAPITATED HER, BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN MANAGED TO GET THE JOB DONE AS CONSUELA IS OUT OF IT, I DON’T THINK SHE EVEN KNOWS WHAT HIT HER!! CONSUELA IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK UP, BUT THAT’S JUST WHAT REX WANTS!! REX NOW CHARGING IN ON CONSUELA, AND HE SETS IT UP!!! THE REX EFFECT!!!! THE REX EFFECT CONNECTS AND CONSUELA IS DONE!! REX GOING FOR THE COVER, THIS IS IT!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. RRRREEEEEEXXXXXXX MMMMMMMCCCAAAALLLISSSTEEERRR!!!!!
James Peters: Wow! What a match that was by two of the best technical wrestlers Voltage has to offer, if not two of the best EAW has as a whole! These two gave it their all, and of course it’s no doubt that this match was incredible! In the end Rex McAllister managed to get the win, along with even more momentum heading into Road to Redemption!
Rich Russillo: You’re right, but that performance was nothing for Consuela to hang her head down about! Her knee hitting that turnbuckle provided a target for Rex to capitalize on, but even with the minor injury Consuela managed to fight on, and nearly get the win on multiple occasions. I still can’t get over that Spanish Fly to the outside!
James Peters: That was amazing. Both Rex and Consuela are amazing, and I’m sure these fans would love to see these two in the ring again! I know Consuela can come back from this loss, but for now, congratulations Rex McAllister,
(‘Alive’ plays as the referee raises Rex McAllisters hand as the crowd cheers, both for Rex and for the performance shown in that match by both competitors. Rex takes a second to look around at the cheering fans in attendance, before slowly exiting the ring. Meanwhile, Consuela Rose Ava has rolled out of the ring, and is taking some time to think about the match.)
(Voltage fades to its final commercial break for the night.)
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(Voltage returns from break and cuts to Bella for the final time tonight.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the EAW World Champion… Charlie Marr!
(“It Ain’t Safe” by Skepta begins to play throughout the Rogers Arena and the sold out crowd, who have been treated to one hell of an interesting show, rise to their feet. They unleashed a torrent of jeers as Charlie Marr and Jordie Ripley make their way on stage. Charlie still looks like a car crash victim. His face is still swollen and stapled up, and he walks very gingerly. Jordie is there for support if he needs it, but Charlie would never be the one to ask for help walking. He’s a sexy, handsome, tough bastard and he’s also dressed in a navy blue suit that makes his eyes stand out. Jordie is wearing a matching navy mini-dress and stripper heels.)
Rich Russillo: It was barely a week ago that Charlie Marr and Ms. Extreme attempted to kill one another inside that very ring. Barbed Wire Massacre is not a match that’s for the faint of heart, but this one in particular left me with images that I’ll never be able to unsee.
James Peters: The blood loss, the brutality, the sight of both Elitists being stretchered out of the arena is something that I will never forget. Neither of them will ever be the same after that match, and both will have to wear the scars of it for the rest of their lives.
(Jordie steps ahead of Charlie and hoists herself up on the apron. She skips the sexy post this time around, and sits down on the ropes for Charlie. He is slow to get up the steps, but once he’s inside the ring he is given the microphone by Bella. The ring announcer exits, and Jordie takes her place at Charlie’s side, looking up at him with nothing but hearts in her eyes. The champion is listening to the crowd drowned out the sound of his music. Their hatred for him is unparalleled and the look on his face shows everyone that he just doesn’t understand it. Charlie Marr is a modern day success story, whether you want to admit it or not. Just like so many of the men and women who make up the EAW roster, Charlie is someone who was never supposed to make it. He grew up poor, from a neighborhood that never really had anything good going for it. He set a goal for himself to break free and make a name for himself, and as the bearded beauty looks down at the EAW World Championship that is around his waist, those thoughts cross his mind.)
Charlie Marr: I bet if we had to open Voltage with a ten bell salute because I lost my life last weekend inside this ring the reaction you ungrateful fans would have would be a lot different. They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, but thankfully we don’t have to live in a world that doesn’t have Charlie Marr in it just yet. Barbed Wire Massacre III is the match of my career so far, and I’ll be the first to say that little adopted ginger cunt gave me everything she had. She tortured me inside that ring last week, and I know she got her disgusting self off while doing it. That’s what women do. They look at Daddy and think he’s going to take it easy on them once the bell rings and we are inside the ring. They treat him badly and think they’re going to get away with it simply because they have a tight little pussy between their legs instead of a rock hard dick like I do. That’s not how this shit works, and I beat Camille Jane Ava’s ass just like I would a man. If she wants to act like one, I have no problem treating her like one, and every single time my fist connected with her face last week, it was a beating that was long overdue and well deserved. She was left unrecognizable inside this ring, and unable to finish the match and follow through on her promise to dethrone me as the EAW World Champion. I never doubted that, but I know the rest of you did.
Charlie Marr: I don’t know what else I have to do in order to make you people open your beady little eyes and accept the fact that Main Event Marr is here to stay. This EAW World Championship that’s around my waist isn’t going anywhere unless I remove it so Jordie has easier access to my dick. You can hate me all you fucking want, even though it’s complete bullshit that you do, but you’re going to respect me. I have tackled every challenge I’ve been given this season, and despite constantly having to look over my shoulder because a gang of mentally challenged hormonal females who need a good fucking to straighten them out want to slit my throat, I have continued to set the bar around here. Voltage is my show, and at Road to Redemption when I step inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber, I’m going to put an end to any threat to my championship for good.
Charlie Marr: I have already defeated Rex McAllister, so I’m not sure why he’s in the match to begin with. I have nothing left to prove when it comes to him, and quite frankly, he should just give his spot to someone like Shawn Sturgis or Zak Simmons. Rex does belong in the background, away from the spotlight that he loves to hog, and give new talents the opportunity to break out. But Rex is a selfish bastard, consumed with self-loathing because he failed to get the job done against me at Territorial Invasion. I did Rex a favor that night, and graciously allowed him to save face and take the easy road out of the match. I would have ended his career, but mark my words. Road to Redemption and the Extreme Elimination Chamber is going to be the last match Rex McAllister ever has here in Elite Answers Wrestling.
Charlie Marr: That fat fuck Terry Chambers is going to wish he never would have qualified for this chamber either. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a motherfucker with dumb ass inspirational quotes and a participation trophy mentality. I’m sure that elephant is going to feed us a bunch of bullshit about how he’s just happy to be here, and how he’s still in his feelings because he got whooped by a woman I graciously allowed to live when she stepped inside the ring against me. If I were a betting man, I would put money on Terry being the first person eliminated from the match because that’s how fucking little he brings to the table. That’s how bad he is. That’s how bloody insignificant of a piece of trash he is. Fuck Terry Chambers, and all his damn fans, and his stupid ass kids too. Little bastards should probably just call me daddy like Terry’s ex-wife did when I allowed her to drop to her knees and savor the taste of a real king.
Charlie Marr: This was prior to you coming into my life, my pet.
(Jordie seems satisfied with that, which is pretty fucked in all honesty.)
Charlie Marr: The only thing that’s probably going to stop Terry from getting eliminated first is if those two whores qualify for the chamber. For the life of me, I can’t wrap my fucking head around the fact Camille is getting a chance to try and qualify for this match. As if the beating I unleashed on her last weekend wasn’t enough. As if being left in a bloodied and broken heap inside the ring wasn’t enough. As if needing a blood transfusion wasn’t enough. Camille, you fucking whore. I know you’re listening wherever the fuck you are. If you somehow, someway actually get your ass into the chamber, I will end your life this time. I’m not joking either. After seeing another goddamn Ava pop up on Showdown last night, I really do have to put a stop to you. Back out of your qualifier next week. You better fucking doing because I swear what happened to you last weekend is going to pale in comparison to what I’ll do to you inside of a chamber.
(“Gangsta” by New Year’s Day begins to play and the crowd absolutely erupts. No one in the Rogers Arena expected to see Ms. Extreme tonight and when she hobbles out on stage, the ovation for ‘The Red Queen’ gets even louder. The swelling in her face has gone down some, but not even makeup can hide the bruises and facial lacerations she sustained in her pursuit of the EAW World Champion. She cracks a smile despite her lip being stitched up, and soaks in the reaction from the crowd. Ms. Extreme slowly makes her way to the ring and once she’s inside, she is handed a spare microphone. Once her music fades, she starts speaking.)
Ms. Extreme: I’m still standing!
(The crowd pops and an annoyed look crosses Charlie’s face.)
Charlie Marr: You might still be standing, but I’m still your fucking champion, you stupid cunt.
Ms. Extreme: i’M sTiLl YoUr ChAmPiOn… fuck right off. Let’s get something straight. You have NEVER been anyone’s champion besides Veena’s and I guess Whoredie’s. The entire world has been waiting to see someone come along and snatch that belt from you. I walked into Barbed Wire Massacre III last weekend thinking it was going to be me, but hey. It didn’t work out in my favor. But as I look at you and I’m finally able to get a good, clear look at the damage I did, I’m proud as fuck. You look like shit. You can barely fucking walk. Half of those wounds are going to leave scars, so even when our respective careers are said and done, you will NEVER forget who the hell Ms. Extreme is. I pushed you further than anyone else ever has before, and next week after I defeat Shortfuse PAKA, I’m heading to Road to Redemption and I WILL get that world championship off of you. I would add that I’m willing to die trying, but we all know that happened last weekend, and that here I stand, like a Phoenix who rose from the ashes, ready for my next fight and my next chance at championship gold.
(A smirk crosses Charlie’s face.)
Charlie Marr: Be that as it may, Camille, your second chance is going to end just like your first. You will submit to your superior, and if that other dumb slag lucks her way into the match, then she’s going to meet the same exact fate. Andrea Valentine knows that I’ll beat her ass like I beat yours at Wicked Games, and unlike you, there won’t be enough of Andrea left to get a second chance at a world title.
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX hits and the building nearly comes unglued. The record-tying, longest-reigning Specialists Champion steps on to the stage. Despite her loss to Darcy May Morgan just a couple of nights ago, Andrea Valentine is all smiles and she strides down to the ring with a purpose. She slides inside, greets her occasional tag partner and fellow ‘Beating Heart’ with a hug, and she’s also given a spare microphone. The crowd can’t stop cheering for Andrea and she acknowledges them with a hand placed over her heart.)
Andrea Valentine: Charlie, I’m not about to let you stand out here and mention my name, and not bring my ass right down to this ring. If there’s one thing you’ve actually proven to me this season, is that you’re nothing more than a pussy. When we went one-on-one I defeated you, and that match would have gone down as a win for me had it not been for Veena getting involved and restarting the match to benefit you. Now she’s neutralized when it comes to having power, and after I humbled her last weekend, I find it hard to believe she will be sticking up for you and getting involved in whatever business you and I have with one another in the future.
Charlie Marr: Veena has nothing to even remotely do with this. Why the fuck are you even out here? Yeah, I said your name, but it’s not like I decided to drag you for losing your championship the other night in the saddest of ways. Darcy May Morgan is a known cheater and lives to be theatrical and for you to not stop and think that perhaps she was faking just proves how fucking stupid you really are, Andrea. Imagine losing a championship because your opponent faked an injury. Could never be me, sweetcheeks.
Andrea Valentine: Shit happens and I’m not about to dwell on what happened on Dynasty. I still have a lot to process in terms of my reign as the Specialists Champion, but it doesn’t seem like I’m going to hurt for opportunities. Everyone has come up to me and congratulated me, even in defeat, and all have told me that bigger and better things are coming up for me. I believe that and to make it into the Extreme Elimination Chamber, a match I WON last year by the way, would be huge. It would give me an opportunity to take what was stolen me from last year at Bloodletter and that’s a world championship.
(Andrea’s blue eyes sparkle at the possibility of finally become a world champion, and Ms. Extreme gives her an encouraging look. Both of them might want the same thing, but neither woman is willing to let it come between them. Both stand shoulder-to-shoulder, a united front against a sneering Charlie Marr, and the arena falls silent wondering what’s going to happen between the three of them next.)
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits and out walks Jack Ripley much to the delight of the crowd, and the shock of Charlie and Jordie. Camille and Andrea exchange looks with one another, and step to the side as Jack makes his way to the ring. The Straight Shooter pretty much ignores the two women. His only focus is finally being inside the ring and be face to face with Charlie Marr. The champion looks smug and he makes it a point to look down at his championship and smirk. Jack motions for a microphone and signals for his music to cut.)
Jack Ripley: It’s great to sit backstage and listen to this bullshit pissing contest between the three of you, when two of you haven’t even qualified to get inside the actual chamber. I’m glad we’re already assuming Ms. Extreme and Andrea are already in the chamber seeing as how they haven’t actually earned jack shit, but that’s neither here nor there. What I’m out here for is to talk about what happened last weekend.
Ms. Extreme: You mean when you failed to heed Jordie the Whoredie’s warning that you weren’t going to make it to Road to Redemption?
Jack Ripley: Shut the fuck up and go get your DNA tested. I know that I would have beaten Rex last weekend had you not gotten involved *points to Jordie* and I think it’s bullshit that all of us are just going to act like that never happened. The fact of the matter is, I am DEMANDING a chance to qualify for Road to Redemption, and I’m not leaving this ring until I get it.
(Charlie goes to speak, but Jordie takes the microphone from him. Charlie is a little shocked at this, and is unable to conceal it. Ms. Extreme and Andrea can’t help but giggle.)
Jordie Ripley: Then you’re going to be standing here a long ass fucking time, Jack! You lost that match because Rex was the better man, and you really need to accept that. You never hold yourself accountable for your failures and honestly, it’s getting a little tiring. I don’t know how many times myself and the rest of the world need to tell you this, but you are not world championship material. You will never be world championship material. Rex winning last weekend is literally the best case scenario for you because while I hardly ever disagree with my baby, I KNOW for a fact that if you had ended up inside the chamber, you would be the first one eliminated. How humiliating would that be?! Face it, big bro. You just aren’t as good as you seem to think you are, and that’s proven by your losing streak.
(Jack rubs his jaw, but he’s smiling. Jordie has just given him a huge opening.)
Jack Ripley: I see. Well, if I’m not that great, and I don’t deserve to be inside the chamber, and everyone inside the ring is better than me, including the piece of shit you let defile you on a daily basis, then it should be a routine victory for Charlie next week should he step inside the ring with me.
Jordie Ripley: … is that some kind of roundabout way of challenging my baby??
Jack Ripley: I don’t beat around the bush. I point my gun and aim straight for the heart. It is a fucking challenge. Prove you’re better than me, Marr. Let’s go next week and WHEN I win the match, that’s my ticket inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber.
Jordie Ripley: It doesn’t work that way, you dumbass. You can’t just go making qualifying matches yourself and throwing out challenges. Captain Charisma is the only one who can do that, and he’s not out here now is he?
Jack Ripley: :mjgrin: Are you doubting Charlie’s ability to get the job done against me, sis? You say he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread and that no one is more deserving of being called champion than Charlie. If that’s the case, then he should easily be able to defeat me and keep me out of the chamber, amirite?
(Jordie looks a little flustered. Charlie looks downright angry. Ms. Extreme and Andrea have gotten out of the ring and are both standing near the barricades, sharing some popcorn with the fans.)
Jordie Ripley: Fine. FINE! HE ACCEPTS!
(Charlie snatches the microphone from Jordie and covers his own.)
Charlie Marr (Off Mic): What the fuck are you doing?! You have no goddamn right spea-
(Jack nails Charlie with ‘You’ll Float Too’ and the superkick sends the EAW Champion sprawling onto the mat! Jordie gives her brother a shocked look and drops down to her knees, checking on her man. “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL begins to play as the crowd, who have not sat down at all during this entire segment, erupt at seeing Charlie Marr unconscious on the mat.)
(The scene fades backstage where Rex McAllister and Terry Chambers are seen watching what just unfolded on separate monitors.)
(While Dynasty and Showdown have their chambers set, there are still questions about who’s really going to end up inside of the Voltage one. Whatever the case ends up being, there are two challengers for certain. Rex McAllister, the two-time world champion, who is searching for his way back to the top. He’s a man who hasn’t hidden the fact he wants redemption and a chance to headline the biggest event of the year come June. Terry Chambers is the second challenger, and after what he’s been through these past few months, perhaps a date with the Extreme Elimination Chamber is a welcome relief. Coming up short in his quest to regain the Interwire Championship, winning the EAW World Championship would be the ultimate redemption story for a man like Terry.)
(The camera catches another look at these two Elitists watching the monitors before fading to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)