(EAW intro plays.)
(A highlight video plays recapping last week’s unprecedented episode of Voltage that took place inside an empty arena in San Diego, California.)
(Voltage kicks off with the EAW World Champion, Andrea Valentine, coming to the ring. Andrea calls out Malcolm and reads him the riot act for his dirty actions during Extreme Valentine’s match against SASS. Malcolm tries to explain himself a couple of times, but Andrea isn’t in the mood to listen to anything he has to say. Malcolm finally grows annoyed by this and hits Andrea in the face with the microphone, and then takes her out with his version of the Canadian Destroyer! He would pick up the EAW Championship and vow to bring it home before dropping it down on Andrea and exiting the ring.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The first match of the evening featured four Voltage newcomers in tag team action. Limmy Monaghan and Mark Macias would reluctantly team up and take on the even more dysfunctional team of Gavin McArdle and Maxwell. All four Elitists would look great in the match, but unfortunately things would end up turning sour for the team of McArdle and Maxwell. McArdle would have the match under control, but Maxwell would tag himself in to finish things off. McArdle would take exception to this and leave the ring, basically leaving Maxwell on his own. Maxwell would get pinned by Macias, to give The Grand Athletes their first victory. After the match, an angry Maxwell would attack McArdle on the ramp and they would have to be separated by security.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Two of Voltage’s Grand Rampage participants, Komatsu Ogawa and Kristopher Killbourne, faced off against one another in singles competition. The two dark souls would wage a small war, but in the end, it was Ogawa who would come out on top. After the match, Ogawa and Killbourne would realize they are basically kindred spirits and shake hands while exchanging creepy smiles with one another. The show would then cut to the backstage area where Dr. Bethany Blue was seen greeting Captain Charisma. They would talk about the ‘Unique Opportunity’ she earned last week thanks to her victory in the ladder match, and Captain Charisma would reveal that Dr. Blue would get to pick the stipulation for her Specialists Championship match at Grand Rampage. Dr. Blue would think this over for a bit before deciding to reveal her decision on next week’s Dynasty!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Jesse Barlow would be in action next against Dorian Cade, and he would end up making quick work of Cade. That would then lead us backstage where Sofia Clarke was standing by with Colby Sol. Sofia would obviously want to know if Colby had an answer for Jesse, after Jesse extended the olive branch and asked him to join his cause. Colby would run down Jesse and decline, which would bring Jesse and Hannah into the picture. Jesse would express his disappointment in Colby turning him down. He knows that Colby made the wrong decision and offers him another week to come to the conclusion that he is better off standing beside Jesse and Hannah :wow:!!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The Fatal Fiveway Grand Rampage Preview Match was next up. Charlie Marr, Alun Wyn Jones, Terry Chambers, Grizzly Bear Rocco, and Colby Sol absolutely threw everything they had at one another. The match would reach its shocking conclusion when Terry would hit Rocco with the T-5 and go for the pin. Charlie would rush the ring, throw Terry to the outside, and steal the win! An infuriated Terry would attempt to take it out on Charlie after the fact, but Charlie would get the hell out of dodge. Unable to help himself, Terry would turn his anger on Rocco and basically end the man’s career before our very eyes thanks to a sledgehammer to the skull. :)!!!! The Grand Rampage participants would all meet backstage and Captain Charisma would inform them that one of them would get to enter the match at lucky number 40. They would all draw a ball and when the results were read, Charlie would find himself with number 40.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Before the handicap match with SASS and Malcolm Jones could begin, the Unified Tag Team Champions, Drizzy and Vizzy, would show up and take over the commentary table! This would confuse SASS, but both women would go to work and give it everything they had against the former two-time Pain for Pride headliner. The match itself was amazing and just when it looked like SASS had things won, Viz would pull the referee out of the ring. Sierra would send Viz into the ringpost and of course things would break down between everyone, which would allow Andrea Valentine to sneak into the ring and get a little revenge on Malcolm for earlier! SASS would capitalize and get the biggest victory of their careers so far!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The contract signing for the Universal Women’s Championship match at Grand Rampage took place featuring the former champion, Raven Roberts, and the new champion, Minerva. The tension inside the ring was pretty obvious between the two but the contract was signed to make their match official. Not surprisingly, things got physical between the two women when Minerva took the Universal Women’s Championship and attempted to hit Raven with it. Raven would evade the attack and nail Minerva with a Talon, thus putting the champ down and giving Raven a huge edge heading into Grand Rampage.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The main event of the evening featured another Grand Rampage preview match. Last year’s runner-up, Rex McAllister, took on rising newcomer Shawn Sturgis, and it was the most amazing match between the two. The action was fast paced, high octane, and really showed the talent that Sturgis possesses. The verteran savvy of Rex would prevail in the end, but Sturgis continues to open eyes and get people talking about him.)
(The recap video fades out and cuts down to the broadcast booth where Rich Russillo, James Peters, and Persephone are sitting.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of Sunday Night Voltage! We are one week away from Grand Rampage and I could not be more excited by that!
Rich Russillo: Voltage’s side of the card is stacked with Ms. Extreme defending the Interwire Championship against Lars Grier in a No Holds Barred match.
James Peters: Andrea Valentine will take on Malcolm Jones for the EAW World Championship. Not to mention, SASS, Jalyn Garcia, Raven Roberts, and Dr. Bethany Blue will all be representing Voltage in tri-brand championship matches!
Persephone: Okay but we’re literally forgetting the most important fucking thing about the entire Grand Rampage event… the match itself! And I literally can not wait to see Sexy Rexy throw 39 other pieces of shit out of the ring and get himself right back to the Pain for Pride main event! It’s going to be the most glorious day when my baby takes his rightful place as the world champion again! :blessed:! :blessed:! :blessed:!
Rich Russillo: For whatever reason, the delusional ones are always the sexiest. :wow:
James Peters: I… yeah. We got a great show in the works tonight and when we come back from break, the Interwire Champion, Ms. Extreme, is going to kick things off for us! So stick around and we will be right back!
(Voltage returns and cuts to Bella Braxton who is standing in the middle of the ring. She smiles into the camera.)
Bella Braxton: Please welcome… the EAW Interwire Champion… MS. EXTREME!
(“Gangsta” by New Year’s Day begins to blast across the PA system. Ms. Extreme walks out with the Interwire Championship across her shoulder looking full of confidence.)
Persephone: She always looks so trashy. I heard that her mother cheated on Henrique with the garbage man and fucked him every Wednesday when he came to their trailer to pick up the trash, and that’s why Camille and Candice don’t look Mexican unlike the other two!
Rich Russillo: The garbage man?! Really??
Persephone: Yes! Apparently he was a ginger looking meth addict which is why both of the younger sisters are so ugly and weird looking.
James Peters: Oh brother.
(Ms. Extreme climbs into the ring and takes the microphone from Bella. After Bella exits the ring, and her theme music fades out, the champion begins to speak.)
Ms. Extreme: I’m just going to be blunt about this. Fuck Lars Grier and the rest of the Coronavirus. Being banned from buildings is something I’m starting to get used too but last week’s punishment is something I would gladly live over and over again if it meant I got to see the look of weakness slapped across Lars’ ugly face. I have watched my attack on Asmo dozens of times, and I can’t help but pat myself on the back and congratulate myself for being a fucking GOAT. I have warned everyone in this company not to fuck with my family, and Lars has been after my sister since the day he returned. He spoiled her big win back at Road to Redemption when he decided to do his best impersonation of the worst idea Jamie’s ever had in his life, and pull some dumb SYNCON bullshit. He targeted Consuela because he wanted her contract, the same piece of paper she earned back at last year’s Pain for Pride, because he is a stupid, lazy fuck and wanted to take the easiest route he could to get a championship again. The last thing Lars ever needs to be here is a champion since he was such a disgrace last time, and at Grand Rampage I can’t wait to kill his dreams like I attempted to kill his girlfriend a few weeks ago. The only difference between then and what’s going to happen next weekend is that I plan to finish the job and not leave any loose ends. I’m so fucking sick of Lars and everything he stands for. I’m sick of seeing him in the arena. I’m sick of hearing him talk. I wish he would have just kept his mediocre ass back in Toledo or wherever the fuck he came from this time around, because Voltage was better off before he become a thing again.
Ms. Extreme: Lars Grier is a cancerous piece of shit and so are all his friends. They have spread the disease throughout the Voltage lockerroom and have literally forced all of us to walk on eggshells. They targeted Terry for no reason other than the fact he wants to want to date my sister and have children with her… alright, maybe I went too far with that, but he was seriously just being a nice guy and The Corvus targeted him. They are awful and honestly, I hate them, and I welcome any of them to come to ringside with Lars at Grand Rampage. I will destroy them all if I have too. I know that I pick fights and get involved in things that don’t concern me, but I also know how to handle whatever the consequences of my actions are going to be. I purposely made myself a target when I came to Consuela’s defense and I would do it again and again if I had too. Lars has tried to use the narrative that I didn’t believe Consuela could get the job done on her own, but not even someone as great as Consuela Rose Ava can overcome numerous attacks where she is outnumbered. I have no regrets about getting involved and I have no regrets when it comes to what I’m going to do to Lars at Grand Rampage. Lars fucking sucks and I am going to expose him in our No Holds Barred match.
(“CARION IS” by LOVECraft begins to blast across the PA system. A smirk crosses Ms. Extreme’s face as she watches Lars walk onto the stage. Lars doesn’t head to the ring. In fact, he just stands there on the stage, microphone in hand, staring blankly at the woman he is going to be facing next weekend. Ms. Extreme motions for Lars to get his ass in the ring, but the stoic Grier just shakes his head.)
Lars Grier: There is a time and a place for everything, and the two of us have done enough fighting. It’s going to culminate in a No Holds Barred match next weekend, and when that’s over, all of this will be as well. You see Camille, you want to talk about how I made this personal and targeted Consuela, and you couldn’t be further from the truth with that. I went after the prize your sister clutches so close to her heart, and I would have had it if you hadn’t stuck your nose where it didn’t belong. If anyone has made this thing between us personal, it’s you, because it’s a situation you never should have been involved in in the first place. That 24/7 Contract didn’t concern you, and Consuela never asked for your help. But you’re a busybody, Camille, and that’s all you’ll ever be. You only came into the picture when your other sister needed help last season fending off Mr. DEDEDE. You constantly got your ass kicked in that situation as well, and I’m not sure when it’s going to dawn on you that you need to step back.
Ms. Extreme: I’ll never fucking step back or back down, or whatever the hell you’re talking about.
Lars Grier: Of course you’re going to say that because you carry yourself with a disgusting amount of arrogance you have no business having. You have an absurd God complex that even I can’t try to understand because you have done very little to prove that you’re deserving of your place here. Taking beating after beating and winning a few titles here and there are great, but mark my words, your Interwire Championship reign is about to be cut real short. I’m sure you’re convinced that you’re going to reign forever and that no one, not even I, can stop you. But that’s where you are wrong. You did the worst possible thing you could do when you attacked an innocent and left her for dead. Asmo is someone I care about very deeply and believe me Camille, you won’t go unpunished for your actions against her. It would be so easy for me to morph into Carion and just let myself go, but when I beat you at Grand Rampage and teach you a lesson, I’m going to do it as Lars Grier, the man who was once herald as a future world champion. Trust me, it’s taking every ounce of my self control not to put on the mask and just rip into you, but victory will be sweeter this time around because I’m doing it as me, and I’m doing it for Asmo.
Ms. Extreme: Well that’s mighty fucking inspiring of you, Larsy Warsy, but it doesn’t matter what personality you walk into Grand Rampage as, I’m going to beat the hell out of you regardless. I’m glad to hear you say that you’re doing this for Asmo, though, because what is she going to think when you fail to avenge her and take the Interwire Championship away from me?
(A slow smile spreads across Lars’ face and he takes a deep breath.)
Lars Gier: That’s the thing you need to realize, Camille. The steps to avenge Asmo have already been taken. You see, The Corvus is a well oiled machine and all of us, Asmo included, are all working towards a common goal. When you mess with one of us, you dispute the machine and all of us are going to work together in order to fix it and make sure everything is back and running like normal. We believe in an eye for an eye, and consider this a full circle moment for you, Camille.
(A look of confusion crosses Ms. Extreme’s face as the videotron flickers on. The scene cuts to the parking lot where Levi and Rath are seen dragging what appears to be a struggling woman with a bag over her head through the parking lot. The woman is fighting tooth and nail to get free, but Rath is considerably bigger than everyone else and he backhands the woman as hard as he can across her face. She lets out a whimper and stops fighting, and Levi and Rath finally get her to where they want her to be, which is in front of a parked vehicle. Rath hauls the woman up to her feet and climbs onto the hood of the car. She does her best to fight him off, but it’s really no use. Rath ragdolls this defenseless woman and eventually hauls her up into a powerbomb position. The woman lets out a scream as the violent and brutal Rath slams her through the windshield of the car.)
(Glass shatters everywhere and the woman is laid out across the front seat of the car. Rath stands there overlooking the damage he’s done, while Levi walks over to the driver’s side door and opens it up. He pulls the unconscious woman down onto the concrete and kneels down, finally removing the bag from her head and revealing her identity.)
(The scream of rage that erupts from the lips of Ms. Extreme is deafening.)
James Peters: MS. EXTREME JUST SPRINTED FROM THE RING AND IS RUSHING UP THE RAMP!
Rich Russillo: GORE! GORE! LARS GRIER JUST STOPPED MS. EXTREME IN HER TRACKS WITH AN ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING GORE THAT JUST RIPPED HER IN HALF! DEAR GOD! :lupe:!!!!!
James Peters: Just when you think this situation couldn’t get any worse :lupe:
(The camera cuts to Lars who is standing over Ms. Extreme. She’s not moving and he stares down at her for a moment. Whatever is going through his mind is unknown, but when Lars raises his head and stares at the videotron, there is no mistaking the smile that spreads across his face.)
(A shot of a bloodied, battered, and broken Consuela Rose Ava is shown on the screen as Levi and Rath walk away, leaving the former 3-time Specialists Champion for dead.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the backstage area where Fight Grid host, Molly Waters, is standing by. The stunning brunette smiles into the microphone and starts speaking.)
Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, last week on Voltage we had four brand new Elitists make their debut in tag team action against one another. Limmy Monaghan and Mark Macias, collectively known as The Grand Athletes, defeated the team of Gavin McArdle and my guest at this time, Maxwell.
(The camera zooms out to show Maxwell standing beside Molly. The arrogant superstar in the making is dressed for his match later on but also sports an expensive gold chain, Rolex, and designer sunglasses.)
Molly Waters: Maxwell would tag himself into the match, which apparently didn’t settle well with Gavin. Maxwell, what went through your mind as you were left high and dry by your partner last week?
(Maxwell removes his sunglasses and shakes his head in disgust.)
Maxwell: I was pissed, Megan!
Molly Waters: It’s Molly…
Maxwell: It doesn’t matter because the name ‘Maxwell’ is the only name that should matter to anyone around here. Gavin McArdle did the dumbest thing he could possibly do last weekend when he walked away from our match. Believe me, Melody, I didn’t want to team with the man in the first place, but I was trying to be a team player and make sure both of us looked good last week. This is a cutthroat business, and sometimes we’re all forced to compete in unfavorable situations. Gavin McArdle is the last person I would ever want to carry, but I did my part. I tried to get us into a winning situation.
Molly Waters: You had some harsh words for Gavin this week.
Maxwell: I stand by everything I said. Gavin McArdle so badly wants to be known as a real wrestler, but he’s nothing more than a selfish individual who will never make it far here. The dude isn’t even a good fighter. I know that the two of us are both going to be in the Grand Rampage next weekend, and should our paths cross, I am going to make sure I eliminate him and squash any chance he has of even getting close to the end. I’m making it my mission to make sure Gavin McArdle crashes and burns here.
(Off camera, the sound of a man chuckling can be hard. Gavin McArdle walks into the picture and he is shaking his head.)
Gavin McArdle: I spelled it out for you last week, Maxwell. I told you not to get in my way. I had the match under control, and a win in hand for both of us, and you just couldn’t stand there like a good soldier. You had to be stupid and tag yourself in, and because of your unfounded and undeserved arrogance, the two of us lost a match that I had basically won. The pin was just a formality at that point. You can’t really blame me for what happened when you’re the one who acted like a massive arsehole. That being said, you know what the icing on the cake was for me?
(Maxwell rolls his eyes.)
Maxwell: I’m sure you’re going to tell me.
Gavin McArdle: The cowardly attack after the fact. Instead of apologizing to me and begging me not to beat your arse for spoiling my chance to show the EAW Universe who Smackers McArdle is, you attacked me from behind. You’re not a man. You’re a pussy. If you really think that you’re going to be able to take me out of Grand Rampage, a match that is going to give me a chance to rub elbows with some of the greatest Elitists currently in this company, then you are in for a rude awakening. I don’t think you have what it takes to last three seconds in a match like Grand Rampage, let alone truly stand toe-to-toe with someone like me.
Maxwell: It doesn’t surprise me that an arrogant dick like yourself would look at someone like me and make assumptions. You see my good looks and my wealth and likely I assume I am some party boy, only here to screw around, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m here in EAW because I want to win matches and eventually become a champion. I’m a submission specialist and underestimating me is only going to get you beat rather easily.
Gavin McArdle: Is that so?
Maxwell: I didn’t stutter.
Gavin McArdle: Boy, I’m a former bare knuckles fighter and can more than hold my own against the best in the world. Looking past Grand Rampage, if you really want to put your preconceived notions to the test against me, then let’s settle this on the Voltage after Grand Rampage.
(Molly is quick to jump back into the conversation.)
Molly Waters: Are you challenging Maxwell to a match, Gavin?
Gavin McArdle: Nah. This won’t be much of a match. This will be a straight up fight since he thinks so little of the skills I bring to the table.
(A cocky smile spreads across Maxwell’s face.)
Maxwell: A fight? Sure, dude. Worst decision you could ever make, but I’m game.
(Gavin grins and without warning, rears back and punches Maxwell right in the face, sending him sprawling on the ground.)
Gavin McArdle: See you at Grand Rampage.
(Maxwell holds his jaw and glares at Gavin as he walks away. Molly gives Maxwell a sympathetic look before signalling to the cameraman to cut feed.)
(Sofia Clarke is seen standing by and she has Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin with her.)
Sofia Clarke: Joining me right now is Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin. Now Jesse, you extended an offer to Colby Sol a few weeks ago to join up with yourself and Hannah, and fight the good fight so to speak. Colby basically brushed you off and declined your offer, which makes me ask, why are you giving him another chance?
Hannah Marin: Because Jesse is a good man, that’s why.
(Hannah beams at Jesse, who nods his head to give her permission to continue speaking.)
Hannah Marin: A lot of people are quick to ignore Jesse and brush his messages off as incoherent ramblings, and honestly, it’s really sad, Sofia. The only thing we want to do is make the world a better place and despite going above and beyond to get our fellow Voltage Elitists to believe in our message, no one seems to be listening. We don’t get it. How can so many people be obsessed with greed and debauchery? How can people be okay knowing we are shoved into a building with one another on a weekly basis, risking our health, and being forced to perform? Right now, you’re not even practicing social distancing, Sofia, because you are forced to hold a microphone for a living. It’s honestly pathetic and despite the fact Chris Elite is using his Gawd Contract to keep the fans away from the buildings, it isn’t enough. We should all be allowed to isolate right now. Our lives are being put at risk and for what? A few extra dollars? To entertain the people at home who are allowed to keep themselves safe? As a professional wrestler, Jesse is an athlete. He is not an essential worker. We shouldn’t have to be here.
Hannah Marin: But since we are, we have to make the most of it. There is something inside of Colby Sol that Jesse sees that would make him the perfect ally for us. Colby might not realize it, but he’s been a victim of this world as well. Colby is constantly looked down on and put through the ringer around here, and it’s all because he is a new talent to this company. EAW has always treated newer talent like garbage, and even though Jesse had to get harsh with Colby a few weeks ago, the fight he put up was admirable. The passion he showed after the match just solidified that he’s someone who will fight for what he believes is justice. Jesse and I want to help him see the real things that are worth fighting for.
(Jesse decides to step in and interject.)
Jesse Barlow: Next week, Colby is going to find himself shoved into a meaningless match against 39 other individuals. We all know that he is never going to win that match and go on to headline Pain for Pride. There are maybe three to four actual people who have a chance at winning, and everyone else is just a spot filler. Personally, I flat out refused to enter that abomination of a match. While I nearly won last year’s 24/7 Battle Royal at Pain for Pride, that match didn’t take place in the middle of a world-wide pandemic. I’m not going to put myself at risk anymore than I already am by simply being here tonight, and it’s a shame that Colby Sol is doing just that. While he might carry himself incorrectly and say the wrong things, I believe Colby Sol can still be helped. I want to help him. I see good in almost everybody, even if they don’t see it inside themselves. Colby is above being some sitting duck in the Grand Rampage match.
???: Why do you assume I’m at such a disadvantage in that match?
(Colby walks into the scene and stands on the other side of Sofia.)
Colby Sol: A match like Grand Rampage is a crapshoot and anyone is capable of winning. The second I signed my name on my EAW contract, I knew I wanted to be part of Grand Rampage. This is the best opportunity I have to really show this place what I’m made of and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in this company.
Jesse Barlow: The mentality that anyone is capable of winning means that you are already defeated. We all know that’s a lie. That’s the type of crap this company wants you to believe, but the reality is, Colby, Grand Rampage is designed to showcase only a select few. Those who had hype videos dedicated to them. Those who have previously held world championship. Those who have had bigtime Pain for Pride matches before. What is the major talking point going into Grand Rampage this year? Here’s a hint, it’s not whether or not Colby Sol can pull off the upset. It’s can Rex McAllister can go one further than he did last year and get back to the Pain for Pride main event. Can he finally get his Pain for Pride moment?
(Jesse shakes his head in utter disgust.)
Jesse Barlow: It’s about Cage and the fact he has to enter the match as number one thanks to Chris Elite’s constant abuse of the Gawd Contract. It’s about their feud and what’s been going on between the two of them, and how this goes all the way back to King of Elite when Chris cut the lights during Cage’s match with Impact. People for whatever reason care about Cage and want to see him win this entire match from the number one spot. In fact, Colby, I’ll even tell you this. The absence of Jamie O’Hara in this match is a bigger headline than you being a competitor.
Colby Sol: That’s probably true, but all of that just rolls right off my back. I know what I want and that’s to make a name for myself around here. I will do whatever it takes to put the name ‘Colby Sol’ on the map come Grand Rampage, and no one is going to stop me from doing that. I want the competition and this high-octane, action packed match is the perfect scenario for me, and I’ll be damned if I let you talk down to me like I’m some kind of idiot. You already know that I want nothing to do with you, and you can take your offer of a partnership and shove it.
Hannah Marin: You see? This is the type of passion that Jesse and I both see that will make you so valuable to us. But the problem is, you’re channeling you energy and going after the wrong thing. You’re not going to win Grand Rampage. Even if you somehow managed to do the unthinkable, this company would find a way to take that victory away from you. They’re not going to let someone like you headline their biggest show of the year and that’s because they don’t see any value in you. Colby, the truth hurts, but Jesse has been in the same boat as you here. They don’t value him either and that’s why we want to force this place to change their ways. If we can start by changing EAW, then we can go on and change the world, and ultimately that’s what our goal is. We want this planet to be better. We want human beings to be better. We want everyone to work together and save this world from itself. That starts from within.
(Colby just shakes his head.)
Colby Sol: You two are unbelievable. Fuck off and stay away from me.
(Colby goes to walk off, but Hannah grabs his hand.)
Hannah Marin: Here’s the thing. We’re not going to back off this time. We have allowed others to turn us down and go about their business, but we’re not doing that anymore.
(Colby snatches his hand away from Hannah but Jesse cuts him off before he can speak.)
Jesse Barlow: If you won’t willingly save yourself, then I will do it for you. On the Voltage after Grand Rampage, it’s going to be you and me, one on one. When I win, you will join us and be the good soldier and supporter that I know you will be. If you somehow win, then Hannah and I will both turn our attention elsewhere. But accepting the match or not is the only choice you’re getting in this.
(Colby is downright shocked at the actual audacity of Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin. He stares at them, doing his best not to punch them both in the face. He takes several deep breaths to control his rage, and finally narrows his eyes.)
Colby Sol: A match? Fine. You got it. I can’t wait to beat the hell out of you, Barlow, and get you out of my life for good. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have Grand Rampage to prepare for.
(Jesse and Hannah let Colby go without saying another word because they have gotten what they wanted. A match between Jesse and Colby for the Voltage after Grand Rampage, and both of them have no doubt that Jesse will be walking away from that as a victor, and that Colby will be doing their dirty work afterwards.)
(Voltage fades to another part of the arena.)
(Terry Chambers, one of the favorites for this year’s Grand Rampage match is seen sitting on a discarded piece of equipment. After ending the career and life of Grizzly Bear Rocco last week, The Barbaric Carnivore looks peaceful and confident.)
Terry Chambers: Grand Rampage is going to be a full circle moment for me.
(Terry looks directly into the camera, his brown eyes full of passion and fire.)
Terry Chambers: I’ve had the worst moments of my career at Grand Rampage, including the most humiliating one of all. I’m not gunna sit here and say that shit doesn’t eat me up inside, because it does. It truly burns a hole into my soul when I think back to what happened at the 2016 Grand Rampage. I barely got into the ring. Impact sent me right back out. Up until last year, I had the record for the shortest time ever in the match. I guess I could send Provencal a thank you card, but fuck that pussy who couldn’t even last an entire season here on Voltage. Professional wrestling isn’t supposed to be easy, even if you’re the most talented person in the building. This is the kind of sport that will make you, break you, and give you the chance to rebuild yourself back up. I’ve been working towards that for awhile now. Overcoming the setbacks and humiliations I have faced hasn’t been easy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to pack my bags for good and never look back. But what good would that do? I still have to live with myself and I would be forced to think about the coulda, woulda, shoulda if I called it a day before I was ready. So many people have labeled me as a future world champion, and I’ll be the first to admit that I let all those people down in the past.
Terry Chambers: The people that invested their time in me over the years were more often than not left with disappointment. I hold myself accountable for that, and believe me, I’m not proud of my past here. But one thing I won’t do anymore is dwell on it and get angry about it, even if people decide they want to use it against me. That’s only going to add more fuel to the fire, as cliche as that saying is, but it certainly rings true. I have invited everyone of my opponents to sling whatever mud they want at me. I got no choice but to welcome it because I know it’s coming. People are going to look at me in this match and expect me to crack. They are going to assume that I will allow my past Grand Rampage demons to haunt me, but I’m better than that. If winning the Interwire Championship taught me anything, it’s that I belong here in Elite Answers Wrestling. This company is better because I’m here, and a lot of people, my own kids included, can look at me and see that the struggle is worth it. Of course my short reign as Interwire Champion left me feeling bitter, but when I look back at the moment I experienced last year at Pain for Pride, I know that I have to keep working and busting my ass to get that feeling back.
(Terry lowers his head for a moment, clearly thinking about what’s at stake for him. A shot to headline Pain for Pride and compete for a world championship is every Elitst’s dream.)
Terry Chambers: Grand Rampage, the most exciting match of the entire year. A night full of surprises, a night where literally anything can happen, A night where someone’s dream comes true when they punch their ticket to a shot at immortality at the biggest show of the year, Pain For Pride. The competition this year is outstanding. Guys like Cage, TLA, Rex McAllister, and shit, even Charlie Marr are vying for the prize. They’re all outstanding competitors, but they all represent the same thing to me next weekend, which is somebody trying to take something from me. I’m not letting that happen. This season has been about growth and development for me, and I’ve come up short on so many big occasions. I’ll be damned if I let that happen again. I’m not afraid of anyone in this match and after coming so close to winning the EAW Championship at King of Elite, I’m more hungry than ever. I fucking refuse to let people remember me as the man who threw Andrea Valentine to a successful championship defense. Fuck all that. People think I don’t belong in the main event, but I know I do, and Grand Rampage is my chance to silence all my critics. Slowly but surely, I’m turning the doubters into believers, and everyone is starting to realize that I’m so much better than I get credit for. This match means the world to me and I’m ready to put everything I have on the line in order to win it. I’m not going to let anyone get off easy in this match, and I damn sure ain’t gonna let anyone skate to an easy victory. I got no problem throwing everyone who steps in my way over that top rope and etching my name into the positive side of EAW history.
(Terry nods his head.)
Terry Chamber: Next weekend, I announce myself to the world as a threat to every man and woman on this roster. I’m going to become a permanent fixture in the main event scene and I am a future EAW World Champion.
(Terry gets up and heads off, leaving his words to hang in the air. After a moment, Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the ringside area!)
James Peters: Ladies and gentleman, welcome back to EAW’s hottest weekly episodic television program, Sunday night Voltage! It’s been a thrilling night thus far and we have in-ring action coming up next. “The Virtuous” Jesse Barlow faces off with “Prince Wealthy” himself, Maxwell! This bout is sure to bring us another Voltage classic, this clash of styles is going to bring the house down! Will Mr. Nevermore be able to dissect, punish, and put down ‘The Power of Money? Or will ‘The Prince’ be able to display his supreme talent on the Voltage stage by conquering Jesse Barlow and shooting up EAW’s totem pole? This sure to be classic will all unfold coming up next!
(“The Path” by Senses Fail begins to play as Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin’s sinister presence is felt throughout the arena. Barlow and Marin appear on the stage and begin to make their way to the ring. A vile smile paintainted on the face of Jesse Barlow.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SINGLES CONTEST, SCHEDULEDDDDD FORRRR ONNEEEE FALLLL!!!
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY….WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS…..ACCOMPANIED BY HIS MANAGER, HANNNAAANHHHHHH MARRRIIIIINNNNNNNN…. .JEEEEESSSSSEEEEEEEEEE “THHHHEEEEEEE VIRRRTTTUUUUOOOOOUSSSSSS” BARRRRRRRRLLOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!
Rich Russillo: Jesse Barlow’s recent showings and displays of violence have shown us one thing, that he has a chip on his shoulder the size of Xander Payne’s pregnancy bump. Well, not THAT big…But you understand! Barlow’s out for vengeance, he’s proclaimed to understand and recognize all that is wrong with the human race. He’s going to implement his knowledge and rage on any and everyone who steps into this warpath he is tearing through Voltage. He’s been nothing but sinister upon his arrival on this brand and he looks to continue this destructive and violent streak tonight, against ‘The Prince of Wealth’.
James Peters: The term “sinister” describes this young man’s attitude to a tee. He does not seek power, wealth, or recognition, three things his opponent tonight centers himself around. Barlow must be chomping at the bit to implement his game plan and punish Maxwell for his materialistic ideals.
(As Barlow enters the ring and Hannah Marin waits ringside, ‘Slide’ by Calvin Harris begins to ring throughout the arena as Maxwell struts onto the stage in his signature White Jacket, aviators, and 24K gold necklace. He walks down the ramp as if he were a supermodel, paying absolutely no attention to the awaiting Jesse Barlow.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT….WEIGHING IN AT 250 POUNDS….WRESTLING LAAASSSSSS VEGGGAAASSSSS, NEEEVVAAADDDDDAAAA…. ‘THEEEEEEEE PRIINNNCCCEEEEEEE OF WEALLLLTHHHHHHHH” MAXXXXWEEELLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
James Peters: Maxwell makes sure not to hide his love for the materialistic side of this life. It seems to be what courses through his veins, what drives him. Earning recognition, generating wealth, and becoming more powerful. Though don’t let this shallow appearance deceive you, Maxwell is a skilled and calculated athlete and has found great success thus far on Voltage. This submission specialist certainly has a high ring IQ and is very clever when it comes to manipulating his opponents. But how will he fare against his polar opposite? Someone who values not power, money, or fame, but bloodshed, revenge, and embarking on a destructive crusade tearing his way through EAW.
Rich Russillo: That’s what makes this bout so interesting, James!
Persephone: Interesting? You mean as fucking boring as any of Rex’s opponents. This match is not a sure to be classic, it’s a sure to be snoozefest, idiot.
James Peters: Ugh, whatever you snooty bitch. Both men are ready to go, let’s get this match started!
(The referee calls for the timekeeper to ring the bell, indicating the official beginning of the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
Rich Russillo: Here we g- BARLOW FLYING AT AN UNEXPECTING MAXWELL WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! HOLY SHIT, BARLOW MIGHT HAVE CLAIMED THE SOUL OF MAXWELL’S JAW!! JESSE BARLOW ATTEMPTING TO FINISH THIS MATCH BEFORE IT HAS THE CHANCE TO GET STARTED!!!
(Hannah Marin calls for “The Fear of God”.)
James Peters: MARIN SHOUTING INSTRUCTIONS FROM RINGSIDE, CALLING FOR THE “FEAR OF GOD”, THAT DEADLY 650 SPLASH FROM THE TOP ROPE!! IT HAS ENDED MANY COMPETITORS, HE NOW AIMS TO END MAXWELL WITH IT, WHAT A WIN THIS WOULD BE!!! HEADING TO THE TOP ROPE, JESSE BARLOW-BUT MAXWELL CATCHES HIM A HARD FOREARM, SENDING BARLOW TUMBLING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE DOWN TO HIS MANAGERS FEET!!! Maxwell looks stunned, he realizes he just avoided certain doom! Maxwell not wasting any time at all, heading to the outside. Barlow meets him with a nasty boot right to the gut…BARLOW BACKING OFF, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DESTRUCTIVE….THE “KISS OF DEATH” DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE CHEST OF MAXWELL!!! THAT SHOTGUN DROPKICK SENT MAXWELL FLYING INTO THE BARRICADE!! IF HE WASN’T DOWN AND OUT BEFORE, I ASSURE YOU, HE IS NOW!!!
Persephone: Jesse Barlow attempting to finish this match early, looking to make a statement here tonight and he’s about to use Maxwell to do so. Good for him, I’m glad we won’t have to watch these two pelicans blindly flail around in their underpants.
Rich Russillo: HE SURELY IS LOOKING TO MAKE A STATEMENT, HE’S LOOKING TO SHOW EVERYONE THAT HE MEANS BUSINESS AND NO ONE IS GOING TO GET IN HIS WAY!! BARLOW CALLING FOR THE ‘ABOLISHER’, SIZING UP MAXWELL, LOOKING TO CUT HIM IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!! BARLOW WITH THE – NO MAXWELL COUNTERED WITH A KNEE LIFT, STUNNING BARLOW!! JESSE QUICKLY RECOVERING, LOOKS FOR A PUNCH – BUT MAXWELL AVOIDED IT, HE’S GOT HIM, MAXWELL DRIVING JESSE DOWN WITH A URANAGE!!! MAXWELL ALMOST PUT JESSE BARLOW THROUGH THE CANVAS WITH THAT SLAM, EVEN HANNAH MARIN LOOKS HORRIFIED!! MAXWELL LOOKING TO PIN BARLOW, HEADS IN FOR THE COVER….
James Peters: KICKOUT! JESSE BARLOW ISNT GOING OUT THAT EASILY! Behind Barlows villainous words is a very resilient and wood-hard resolve, putting this kid away will not be easy!
(Hannah Marin shouting at Barlow to get back up.)
James Peters: Jesse Barlow still reeling from that devastating uranage slam, attempting to make his way back to his feet. I’m not sure he knows where he is, but Maxwell certainly does. “The Prince of Wealth” sizing up Barlow, looking for another big move, perhaps attempting to make a statement of his own…MAXWELL WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH – JESSE BARLOW AVOIDS IT AND PROCEEDS TO GOUGE THE EYES OF MAXWELL! A DIRTY MOVE FROM BARLOW, BUT MAXWELL MUST HAVE ANTICIPATED SUCH TACTICS FROM A COMPETITOR LIKE BARLOW! NOW JESSE BRINGING THE PAIN WITH A BACKBREAKER!! HOISTING THE BODY OF MAXWELL UP AND DRIVING IT DOWN ONTO THE KNEE, YOU COULD FEEL THAT ONE! NOW HE TRANSFORMS IT INTO A DDT!!!!!! DRIVING THE SKULL OF MAXWELL INTO THE CANVAS!! WHAT A SEQUENCE FROM JESSE BARLOW, WHO ISN’T DONE YET!
Rich Russillo: BARLOW POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR “NEVERMORE” THAT BRUTAL KNEE STRIKE THAT HAS ENDED THE DREAMS OF SO MANY, AND MAXWELL IS GONNA BE NEXT!!! BARLOW FIRES THE KNEE! WHAT THE HELL….MAXELL CAUGHT IT, HE ABSORBED THE KNEE STRIKE AND IS NOW POWERING HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET!! BARLOW LOOKS STARSTRUCK!! BARLOW WITH SLAPS TO THE FACE, LOOKING TO PUT MAXWELL JUST POWERS THROUGH THEM!! HE IS ABSORBING EVERY STRIKE!!! MAXWELL LETTING OUT A SCREAM OF FEROCITY, THEN HE NAILS BARLOW WITH A HEADBUT!!!!! WHAT A FUCKING HEADBUTT!!!! HOLY HELL!!!! JESSE BARLOW MIGHT HAVE A CONCUSSION, MAXWELL PUT EVERYTHING HE HAD INTO THAT HEADBUTT, WHICH STUNNED HIM JUST AS MUCH AS IT DID JESSE!!!
Persephone: HE JUST HIT HIM HARDER THAN REX HIT M- NEVERMIND, BUT WHAT A HEADBUTT!!!! BOTH MEN ARE LYING FLAT ON THEIR BACKS, WHAT A MATCH THIS HAS BEEN THUS FAR!!!
James Peters: Neither man with a distinct advantage, both stunned, dazed, and exhausted, but it’s Maxwell who appears to be stirring. He realizes sometimes you must venture into extreme territories and reach very deeply into your bag of tricks in order to put someone down for the 3. This couldn’t be truer than when it comes to “The Virtuous” Jesse Barlow. Both men attempting to make their way back up to a stable base. Jesse with a nasty PUNCH RIGHT TO THE FACE!! HOW STIFF! MAXWELL FIRES BACK WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN…NOW ONE FROM BARLOW, AND AGAIN MAXWELL FIRES BACK!!! NOW BOTH MEN IN A HOCKEY FIGHT, THROWING ANY FORM OF OFFENSE THEY CAN!!!
Rich Russillo: MAXWELL WITH A BIG BOOT!!! STUNNING JESSE BARLOW, TAKING THE ADVANTAGE…BUT BARLOW RETURNS WITH A CHOP BLOCK RIGHT TO THE KNEE!!!! MAXWELL FALLS TO A KNEE, THAT MOVE MAY HAVE CAUSED AN INJURY, JESSE MAY HAVE REVERSED THE TIDE OF THE MATCH!!! NOW BARLOWING BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES, LOOKING FOR A CURB STOMP, HE’S GOING TO DO IT…BARLOW WITH THE STOMP – NO, MAXWELL LAUNCHES HIM UP IN THE AIR AND CATCHES HIM!!! WHAT STRENGTH FROM MAXWELL, SNATCHING JESSE RIGHT OUT OF THIN AIR!!! NOW POSITIONING JESSE FOR AN X-PLEX!!! BUT BARLOW ESCAPES OUT THE BACKDOOR AND SENDS MAXWELL FLYING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!! WHAT A COUNTER FROM JESSE BARLOW!!! AVOIDING THE X-PLEX AND DUMPING “THE PRINCE OF WEALTH” RIGHT ON HIS HEAD!!!
Persephone: BARLOW LETS OUT A SCREAM OF INTENSITY AND RAGE, HE’S GOT MALICE WRITTEN ALL OVER HIS FACE AND HE’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIG!!! JESSE SCALING THE ROPES, ASCENDING TO THE HIGH RED DISTRICT, HE’S ENTERING THE FLIGHT ZONE!!! COULD HE BE LOOKING FOR THE “FEAR OF GOD”?!?!? HE ATTEMPTED IT EARLIER, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL, COULD THIS BE HIS MOMENT!?!? COULD JESSE BARLOW TAKE THE WIN RIGHT HERE!!!!?? BARLOWS ON THE TOP ROPE, HE’S CALLING FOR IT!!! JESSE BARLOOOOOOWWWW FLIIIESSSSSSSSS “THEEEE FEEEAAARRRRRRRR OOOFFFFFFF GGGOODDDDDDDDDD”!!!! BUT MAXWELL AVOIDS IT AND BARLOW CRASHES ON THE CANVAS!!!!! HOLY SHIITTTTT!!! NO WATER IN THE POOL FOR JESSE BARLOW!!!! HE RISKED IT ALL AND CAME UP SHORT!!!! THIS IS MAXWELL’S CHANCE, HE’S GONNA DO IT, HE NEEDS TO CAPITALIZE AND PUT BARLOW AWAY!!! MAXWELL RECOGNIZES THAT BARLOW IS ON THE ROPES, THIS IS HIS TIME!! MAXWELL HOISTS JESSE BARLOW UP AND DRIVES HIM BACK DOWN WITH A GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB….NOW HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH ANOTHER GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!!! TWO FROM MAXWELL!! NOW LIFTING THE BODY OF BARLOW FROM THE CANVAS AGAIN, LOOKING FOR AN XPLEX!!! MAXWELL DROPPING BARLOW WITH AN XPLEX!!! JESSE BARLOW IS DOWN AND OUT, THIS IS MAXWELL’S OPPORTUNITY TO CAP OFF THIS NIGHT WITH A VICTORY IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!
James Peters: HE’S HEADING UP TO THE TOP ROPE, HE’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING HIGH RISK OF HIS OWN, HE’S GONNA PUT ALL HIS CARDS ON THE TABLE, HE’S GOING ALL IN, HE’S GONNA FINISH IT HERE!!! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE “PRIVATE JET-LANDING” THAT SHOOTING STAR PRESS FROM THE TOP!!!! IT’LL SURELY BE OVER IF HE HITS THIS MOVE!!! HE’S CALLING FOR IT!!! OFF THE TOP ROPE MAXWELLLLLL FLIIEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! BUT BARLOW ROLLS OUT OF HARM AND MAXWELL TUMBLES DOWN TO THE MAT!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!! HE RISKED IT ALL AND PAID THE PRICE FOR IT!!!! JESSE BARLOW IS BACK TO HIS FEET, HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM, NOW BARLOW LIFTING THE BODY OF MAXWELL, HE SHOUTS “FUCK YOU!” TO THE FACE OF MAXWELL!!! BARLOW SHOOTS “NEVVVVVEERRRMOREEEEEEEEEE” THAT KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF MAXWELL, THIS IS IT, IT’S OVER!!!!
DING! DING! DING!
Bella Braxton: HERE ISSSS YOOOUUURRR WINNNERRRRR, JESSSEEEEEEE BARRRRLOOOOWWWWWW!!!!
(Hannah Marin aids Barlow out of the ring after a grueling bout.)
James Peters: What a battle, what an absolute war between these two elite soldiers. But only one can remain and tonight, it was Jesse Barlow’s night. Maxwell put everything on the table and has no reason to hang his head, he may have been defeated, but a loss doesn’t always make you a loser, and he sure isnt one!
Rich Russillo: Agreed, James. He left it all out in the ring tonight, brought his best and gave it all, until his last breath. You can’t ask a competitor for more. What a great match, congratulations to Jesse barlow, but incredible performance from both men tonight. That’s what Voltage is all about!
James Peters: We’ll be back shortly with more action coming your way, thank you!
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
Rich Russillo: Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to Voltage! Coming up next we have a super exciting Tag Team match, against two newly formed and very promising tag teams. On one side we have The Unique Ones, Komatsu Ogawa and Shawn Sturgis! On the other side we have the team of Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghan. They call themselves The Grand Athletes!
Bella Braxton: The following Tag Team contest is set for one fall!
( “I Want It All” by Queen plays up as the team of Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghan show up on stage. The two stop for a moment, glare at each other and then they start walking down the ramp. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! With a combined weight of 401 pounds…. MARK MACIAS.. LIMMY MONAGHAN…. THEEE GRAAANNNNNDDDD ATTHLEEEETTTTEEESSSS!!!!
Rich Russillo: Well! Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghan are certainly not friends yet. They are still getting to know each other and, let’s be honest here, a win tonight is probably the best way to build up that friendship! Don’t you agree?
Persephone: I’m not sure about you, but I would do completely different things with my friends. I’d go shopping, I’d go to the movies… I wouldn’t be rolling around a wrestling ring.
Rich Russillo: But you still refuse to hang out with me though!
Persephone: Absolutely! We are not friends and we will never be. ( The Grand Athletes enter the ring as their theme fades out. )
( “Four Rusted Horses” By Marilyn Manson blasts throughout the arena as Shawn Sturgis and Komatsu Ogawa show up on stage. The two look down to their opponents who are waiting for them inside the ring. They then start walking down the aisle. Ogawa hops on the apron as Shawn Sturgis slides inside the ring. Ogawa then hops in the ring as well and lands right behind his partner. )
Bella Braxton: AND THEIR OPPONENTS! With a combined weight of 441 pounds… SHAWN STURGIS… KOMATSU OGAWA… THEEE UNNNNIIIIQQQUEEEE ONNNNNEESSSS!!!
Rich Russillo: These two were brought together by their passion for violence and blood! Tonight they have their first taste of violence as they face the Grand Athletes! Let’s see if they will manage to win!
James Peters: If there’s one thing Shawn Sturgis and Komatsu Ogawa have in common is being as unpredictable as they come… you never know what to expect from these two! We will see if they have what it takes to get a victory tonight!
( Ogawa hands his robes to the referee as both teams get ready to start the match. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Persephone: This match is underway as The Grand Athletes are set to make their debut against The Unique Ones. This is going to be an interesting square-off between these two. The Grand Athletes are more technical and submission-based while The Unique Ones rely on their high-flying, hard-hitting arsenal. Limmy Monaghan and Komatsu Ogawa confront in the middle of the ring while Mark Macias and Shawn Sturgis do the same. They talk trash against each other before MARK ATTACKS FIRST WITH A FOREARM TO OGAWA! Sturgis is caught off-guard as MONAGHAN JUMPS UP WITH A DIVING FOREARM SMASH!!
Rich Russillo: Monaghan has Sturgis muscled into the corner while Ogawa Irish whips Monaghan into another corner. Monaghan lashes off it, OGAWA PICKS HIM UP AND SLAMS HIM SEVERAL FEET INTO THE GROUND WITH A BACK BODY DROP! RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF STRENGTH SHOWN BY OGAWA AS MONAGHAN IRISH WHIPS STURGIS. Sturgis reverses it, sending Monaghan into the corner instead and hoisting him up! BACK BODY DROP TO LIMMY MONAGHAN!!
James Peters: The Grand Athletes immediately back out of the ring, reeling and taking a break to readjust their game plan as they have been outsmarted by The Unique Ones thus far in this Texas Tornado Rules match. The Unique Ones look at each other and shrug before running the ropes and GOING FOR A DOUBLE SUICIDE DIVE!! BUT THE GRAND ATHLETES INTERCEPT WITH STIFF PUNCHES IN THE ROPES!!
Persephone: The Unique Ones retreat into the center of the ring as both Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghen are on the top turnbuckle! THEY SOAR AND FLATTEN OGAWA AND STURGIS WITH MISSILE DROPKICKS IN STEREO!! They go for two covers at once!
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT! Both of The Unique Ones got their shoulders up at one as they both forced Ogawa and Sturgis into the corner. Both of these teams have brought a some-what extraordinary offence into this match and I’m sure there’s going to be more of that as Monaghan and Macias Irish whip the Unique Ones into each other! Ogawa and Sturgis hold the brakes, stopping each other from colliding as THE GRAND ATHLETES SWOOPS IN FROM BEHIND AND DROPS THEM WITH RELEASE BACK SUPLEXES! ANOTHER COVER ONTO BOTH MEMBERS!
James Peters: THE UNIQUE ONES KICK-OUT! Monaghan and Macias force them into the corner once again, riddling them with roundhouse kicks to the chest before pointing and dashing towards each other’s corner! MONAGHAN GOES INTO MACIAS’ CORNER AND NAILS OGAWA WITH A DROPKICK WHILE MACIAS DID THE SAME IN MONAGHAN’S CORNER INTO STURGIS. They look at each other once again as they exchange and criss-cross corners! OGAWA COUNTERS WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH TO “DOUBLE M” MARK MACIAS!! Monaghan successfully nailed the kick onto Sturgis as Ogawa comes from behind and snatches him. MONAGHAN JUMPS UP AND DECKS HIM WITH A PELE KICK THAT SENDS HIM BACK INTO THE CORNER.
Persephone: MACIAS CHARGES INTO OGAWA IN THE CORNER!! Ogawa lifts his foot up in time, but Macais grabs it, spins around and CLEANS HIM WITH A VICIOUS BACK ELBOW TO THE JAW!! I THINK I SAW SPIT OR A TOOTH FLY OUT OF “THE SERPENT KING” AS MACIAS TURNS AROUND TO STURGIS CHARGING IN FROM BEHIND.
Rich Russillo: Macias grabs Sturgis, tosses him over his shoulders and SENDS HIM COLLIDING INTO OGAWA IN THE CORNER WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY-TO-BELLY!! Macias gets out of the way as MONAGHAN DASHES AND DRIVES INTO BOTH OF THE UNIQUE ONES WITH A CANNONBALL!! BRUTAL OFFENCE BY THE GRAND ATHLETES, SHOWING HOW ATHLETIC THEY REALLY ARE.
James Peters: Macias brings Ogawa into the center of the ring, applying a headlock as LIMMY SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND NAILS HIM IN THE BACK WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! AND MACIAS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A HEADLOCK DRIVER!! HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE LATERAL PRESS!!
ONE…. TWO…. T-
Persephone: KICK-OUT!! The Grand Athletes become frustrated as they now focus on the smaller Shawn Sturgis. Macias floors Sturgis with a snapmare takedown before rebounding off the ropes and nailing the bo- Sturgis grabs his foot, holding it as he gets up to his feet. He swings it into the grasp of Monaghan. Monaghan holds it in place, confused as STURGIS JUMPS UP AND PLANTS MACIAS WITH A SATELLITE DDT! Monaghan grabs Sturgis, AND STURGIS THROWS MANAGHEN OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND THROUGH THE ROPES! MONAGHAN SPLASHES ONTO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR AS STURGIS REDIRECTS HIS ATTENTION BACK ONTO MACIAS. Shawn Sturigs hoists Macias up into a powerbomb clutch! Rich Russillo: MACIAS IMPELS HIM INTO THE ROPES AND GETS HIM CAUGHT UP IN A ROPE-HUNG TRIANGLE ARMBAR! Remember, anything goes in this match and the referee doesn’t have to intervene for this armbar to be relinquished. Sturgis screams in pain as Macias begins to pull further back on the left arm.
James Peters: Ogawa runs around the steel stairs and SMASHES MACIAS FACE WITH A YAKUZA KICK!! Mark Macias lets go of Sturgis, dropping onto the ringside floor as Ogawa talks him down. Sturgis backs off to the corner while “The Serpent King” snatches the arm of Macias and aggressively grabs him by the chin. He laughs right in the face AND MONAGHAN OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THAT DRILLS KOMATSU OGAWA INTO THE BARRICADE!!
Persephone: “The Braw Brilliance” to the rescue as he helps Macias up to his feet. They cascade onto “The Serpent King” with downward stomps before pulling him up to his feet. They disrespectfully push Ogawa back and forth, nonchalantly bodying him around as STURGIS COMES OFF THE TOP OF THE RINGPOST!! LOOK NO HANDS!! HE SOARS INTO THE ENTIRE COMPETITION WITH A REVERSE FACING SENTON!!
Rich Russillo: Shawn Sturgis with a death-defying dive as he proves that he will do whatever it takes to succeed here in the land of the Elite. He grabs Monaghan’s tights and tosses him into the squared circle. He steps onto the apron and climbs the turnbuckles before Macias grabs his foot and stops him. Monaghan leaps onto the top turnbuckle, grabs the distracted Sturgis and hooks his tights! NO WAY HE’S GOING FOR A DEADLIFT SUPLEX FROM THE APRON!! Ogawa comes from the other side of the turnbuckles and decks “The Braw Brilliance” with a forearm.
James Peters: Macias maneuvers to slam Sturgis onto the hardest part of the ring, but Sturgis pushes him away and SOARS ONTO HIM WITH A DIVING CANNONBALL!! Clear the deck for “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” AS NOW MONAGHAN AND STURGIS ARE FIGHTING ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! Sturgis swings forwards, Monaghan hooks the arm and FLIPS BACKWARDS!! SPANNNNIIIIISHHHH FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
Persephone: WHAT A SPANISH FLY AS STURGIS NOW QUICKLY VAULTS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND CRASHES DOWN ONTO MONAGHAN WITH A MARVELOUS MOONSAULT!! “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” clutches his ribs from the sheer impact, unable to get the cover on Monaghan immediately, as MARK MACIAS GOES AIRBORNE!!! AND DRILLS AN ELBOW DROP ONTO THE HEART OF SHAWN STURGIS!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
ONE.. TWO… TH-
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT!!! Fast-paced aerial exchanges from both The Unique Ones and Grand Athletes in this match. Mark Macias with a snarky smirk planted on his face as he is the only man standing in the ring. Monaghan is recalibrating in the corner while The Unique Ones get onto their knees. Macias is smiling as he has them in the perfect position! HE GOES FOR THE MARK KICKS!!
James Peters: BUT OGAWA IS QUICK TO BLOCK THE FIRST MARK KICK, HOOKING THE LEGS AND HOISTING HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! OH NO!! STURGIS SHOOTS OFF THE CANVAS AND DRILLS “DOUBLE M” WITH THE POWERBOMB BACKSTABBER! Macias bounces off the knees of “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” and rolls out of the ring.
Persephone: Monaghan realizes that he’s going to have battle The Grand Athletes by himself as he now ducks their double clothesline attempt, rolls through, kips-up AND CONNECTS ONTO BOTH OF THEM WITH A DOUBLE PELE KICK!! AN INNOVATIVE KICK BY LIMMY MONAGHEN IS HE NOW LEAPS UP AND SHATTERS THE JAW OF OGAWA, SENDING HIM FALTERING THROUGH THE ROPES.
Rich Russillo: He looks down onto the fallen “Serpent King” before turning around and EATING A STUNNER!! NO!! HE SHRUGS OFF STURGIS AT THE LAST SECOND!! SHAWN RICOCHETS BACK BUT GETS RIDDLED WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK TO THE FACE!! MONAGHAN NOW SNATCHES BOTH ARMS AND PICKS HIM UP!! SINGLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER!!
James Peters: NO!!! Sturgis maneuvers out of the hold, rolling over the top of his shoulders and reeling into the ropes. Monaghan applies more gas on the pedal and chases him from behind! Sturgis sidesteps and sends him over the top rope. Monaghan holds onto the rope for dear life while Sturgis comes over to butter up his grip. MONAGHAN SHOOTS UP FOR A ROPE-ASSISTED KICK!! BUT STURGIS BLOCKS IT AND CHOPS AWAY AT HIM WITH REPEATED OPEN-HAND SLAPS TO THE FACE!
Persephone: Monaghan is staggered as Ogawa comes from ringside and releases him the apron with an electric chair! Threat-level afternoon for Monaghan AS STURGIS NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! OH NO!!! BUT MACIAS STOPS THEIR TAG TEAM MANEUVER WITH A BIG BOOT! Sturgis is turnt inside out as MONAGHAN TILTS OVER AND DRILLS OGAWA ONTO THE OUTSIDE WITH AN INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!! GOD DAMN!!!
Rich Russillo: Limmy Monaghan may have murdered Komatsu Ogawa on the outside as he now slides back into the ring. Macias hooks both arms for the Credits Roll while MONAGHAN SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND GRABS HIS HEAD!! THE OSCARRRR AWWWWARRDDDDDD!!! THE OSCAR AWARD CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THEY BOTH GO FOR A COVER!!
ONE…. TWO… THR-
James Peters: OGAWA YANKS STURGIS OUT OF THE RING!! Ogawa saves Shawn Sturgis, but MACIAS SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES AND DROPS OGAWA WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK!! Macias brings Sturgis back into the ring and steps onto the apron while Monaghan ascends the turnbuckles on the other side.
Persephone: Macias jumps onto the ropes and springboards off the top! SPRINGBOARD DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! NO! STURGIS DODGES AND FLOORS “DOUBLE M” MARK MACIAS WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP. Monaghan still goes for the ropewalk, but Ogawa yanks him off the ropes into a canadian rack! He calls for Sturgis, who leaps onto the top turnbuckle!! THEY’RE GOING FOR IT!! HELLSTAR REMINA!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! MONAGHAN BURIES HIS FINGERNAILS INTO THE EYE SOCKETS OF OGAWA!! Ogawa painfully lets go of Monaghan, blinded by darkness as he reels into the corner turnbuckles. STURGIS JUMPS UP AND PROCEEDS FOR THE LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!! MONAGHAN INTERCEPTS WITH A SUPERKICK IN MID-AIR! STURGIS GOES DOWN AS MONAGHAN QUICKLY PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET! THE HOUSE OF FUN!! THE SINGLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER DRILLS STURGIS SKULL INTO THE MAT AS MACIAS NOW COMES IN TO GUARD THE ROPES. COVER!
ONE.. TWO… THR-
James Peters: MACIAS COLLIDES INTO MONAGHAN!! Ogawa swooped in at the last second and Macias attempted to stop him from intercepting the count, but the sheer strength Ogawa sent Macias crashing down hard onto his tag team partner, successfully saving and breaking up the count. Ogawa presses Macias into the corner with his foot before reeling up the engine and turning around towards Monaghan. HE CHARGES INTO HIM!! FOR THE MASAAAKARRRI!!!!
Limmy Monaghan: STOP!!
Persephone: MONAGHAN CLOCKS HIM WITH A RINGING ENZIGURI!! AN UNIQUE YET BRILLIANT COUNTER-OFFENCE BY “THE PINK PERFECTION” AS HE NOW IMPATIENTLY WAIT FOR “THE SERPENT KING” TO RETURN UP TO HIS FEET!! Ogawa is up on one knee and MONAGHAN RUNS AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! ROCKETMAN DDT!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! OGAWA HOLDS ONTO HIM!! OGAWA WITH THE POWA AS HE LIFTS HIM UP INTO A SUPLEX!! HE BRINGS HIM DOWN FOR THE STUNNER!! NEUROTOXIN! Monaghan escapes out of the hold, circumvents the stunner and captures him for a german suplex. Macias arrives back into the fold as he runs and goes for the german suplex and dropkick combinatioN!
James Peters: OGAWA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND MACIAS ACCIDENTLY FLATTENS MONAGHAN WITH THE DROPKICK!! MALFUNCTION IN THE JUNCTION AS OGAWA NOW SHOOTS THE KICK AND LIFTS HIM UP IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR!! Shawn Sturgis is settled on the top turnbuckle before he STEPS OFF!!! THE DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER!! CULL THE WEAK!! COVER!!
ONE… TWO….. THRE-
Persephone: MACIAS STICKS A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE ONTO THE BACK OF STURGIS TO BREAK IT UP!! Ogawa angrily grabs Macias by the hair and turns him around. Macias kicks down the kneecaps of Ogawa, sending him down onto both knees and doing the same to Sturgis. Monaghan recuperates in the corner as MACIAS NOW USHERS IN THE MARK KICKS!!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE CHEST OF OGAWA!! AND A KICK RIGHT BENEATH THE CHIN OF STURGIS!! HE REPEATEDLY EXPLODES ONTO THEIR CHEST AS HE NOW GOES FOR THE GRAND FINALE!!
Rich Russillo: OGAWA DUCKS THE KICK AND STURGIS GETS CLOCKED BY THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK INSTEAD. Shawn rolls out to the outside as Ogawa then SMASHES HIS FOREARM CLEAN ONTO THE JAW OF MONAGHAN. MACIAS HOOKS THE ARMS FROM BEHIND AND GOES FOR THE HALF AND HALF SUPLEX!! Ogawa escapes the hold. Standing switch as he lifts him up for a german suplex! AND DROPS HIM INTO THE DRAGON SUPLEX!! THE BROKEN FANG!!
James Peters: BUT MONAGHAN MAKES THE SAVE, GRABBING MACIAS’ FEET LAST MINUTE AND DRAGGING HIM OFF THE CLUTCHES OF “THE SERPENT KING”. Ogawa is dumbfounded as he turns around and GETS FLATTENED WITH A DOUBLE JUMPING NECKBREAKER BY THE GRAND ATHLETES!
Persephone: Macias high-fives Monaghan, who steps through the ropes and begins to climb as he now grabs the foot of Ogawa. Macias lands a well-placed kick into his hamstring before taking him down and going for the figure-four leg lock! OGAWA THRUSTS HIM AWAY WITH HIS FOOT!! Macias goes into the ropes and boomerangs back into “The Serpent King”.
Rich Russillo: Ogawa side steps, hooks Macias leg and rolls him right into the calf slicer! Ogawa’s Necrosis submission hold is locked in the center of the ring as Monaghan steps off the turnbuckle and goes to break up the calf slicer. SHAWN STURGIS COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND BRINGS HIM RIGHT INTO A CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!
James Peters: BOTH OF THE GRAND ATHLETES CAGED IN SUBMISSION HOLDS as we may see a double submission finish here and that’s going to be perfect for The Unique Ones as they head into the Grand Rampage match. Ogawa continues to manipulate the leg, seconds from obliterating it while Sturgis stretches back and continues to render Monaghan unconscious from across the ring.
Persephone: The Grand Athletes seem to be fading out! NO!! Monaghan rolls over onto his back, providing a slight advantage over “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” as he gets his footing and begins to pluck Sturgis off the canvas. HE DEADLIFTS HIM RIGHT INTO A POWERBOMB CLUTCH!! HE LIFTS HIM UP IN THE AIR AND DUMPS HIM RIGHT ONTO THE FACE OF OGAWA!!!
Rich Russillo: THAT BREAKS OFF BOTH SUBMISSIONS!! The Grand Athletes making up to their feet, afflicted by the submissions as they double team Ogawa. Limmy Monaghen places Ogawa’s head between his legs and lifts him up into a powerbomb! DISNEY WORLD FOR THE SECOND TIME!?!? STURGIS COMES IN AND TAKES MONAGHAN DOWN WITH A SCHOOL BOY AS MACIAS STILL ADVANCES FOR THE DOUBLE KNEE GUTBUSTER!! AS OGAWA GOES DOWN, HE SNATCHES MACIAS’S KNEES AND VAULTS OVER!! BELLY-TO-BACK PIN!! BOTH MEN ARE PINNED DOWN!
ONE… TWO… T-
James Peters: THE GRAND ATHLETES ESCAPE!! Both alliances now get up to their feet and meet in the middle of the ring! The two sides exchange various strikes onto each other before THE UNIQUES ONES JUMP UP FOR A KICK OF SOME SORT, BUT THE GRAND ATHLETES BLOCK IT AND TURN THEM AROUND!! They coil their arms around the waist of Ogawa and Sturgis. AND DRILLS THE UNIQUE ONES WITH A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX IN STEREO!! ALL ARMS ARE DOWN!! COUNT IT REF!!
ONE.. TWO…. T-
Persephone: KICK-OUT! The Unique Ones power out of the folding predicament as they both propel Ogawa through the ropes and onto ringside. “The Serpent King” is momentarily taking out of the situation as Macias and Monaghan now fixate themselves onto the bewildered Shawn Sturgis. Macias slowly brings Sturgis up to his feet and hooks both arms! THIS COULD BE IT!! MONAGHAN RUNS AND SHOOTS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!!
Rich Russillo: OGAWA COMES IN AND FLATTENS MONAGHAN IN MID AIR WITH A VICIOUS DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER!!! Monaghan is blacked-out complete as Sturgis escapes the hold, switches around and thrusts him towards Ogawa. OGAWA CLOCKS HIM WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! Macias stays up on his feet as he walks back into Sturgis. STURGIS JUMPS UP AND BLASTS HIM WITH A STUNNER!! BUT THEY’RE NOT DONE YET!! OGAWA IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS IT UP WITH THE CANADIAN RACK DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! From the Stunner to the Hemotoxic, Sturgis quickly pulls Macias up to his feet and NAILS HIM WITH THE FRESH PRINCE!! THE SIT-OUT SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB CONNECTS!!
ONE… TWO…. THREE!!!!
James Peters: LIMMY MONAGHAN PULLS THE REFEREE OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!! “The Pink Perfection” making the save for their tag team debut here on Voltage as he ignorantly smirks and neglects the referee’s yelling. The Unique Ones aggravated as Ogawa hastily slid out of the ring. Monaghan hops onto the apron and Sturgis attempts for a shoulder thrust between the ropes. Monaghan dodges the thrust, uses the back of Sturgis like a trampoline and SHOOTS OFF!! HE GRABS OGAWA’S HEAD DOWN BELOW AT RINGSIDE AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE CEMENT FLOOR WITH A BRUTAL TORNADO DDT!!
Persephone: ROCKETMAN DDT ONTO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR AS STURGIS PEEKS THROUGH THE ROPES TO GRAB HIM!! Monaghan jumps up and DECKS HIM WITH A JUMPING GAMENGIRI KICK ATOP THE CROWN OF THE “FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”. He smacks the apron which prompts Macias to come from the shadows and capture both arms!! MACIAS WITH THE CREDITS ROLL!! THE CREDITS ROLL AS HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!
ONE…. TWO…. THREE!!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!!! The Unique Ones remain alive in this match as The Grand Athletes can’t believe that wasn’t enough to put him down for the full three-count! Ogawa is still knocked out from that Rocketman DDT from earlier. Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghan brainstorming on what to do next in order to put the finishing touches on The Unique Ones in a highly-contested Texas Tornado Rules match.
James Peters: Mark Macias exits the ring and slides out a wooden table from under the squared circle. He brings it into the ring while Monaghan stomps a mudhole into Sturgis in the corner. Monaghan mounts him onto the top turnbuckle whereas Macias props up the wooden table in the same corner. He properly positions it before joining Monaghan up on the top turnbuckle where they both hook the tights of Shawn Sturgis! THIS COULD END UP FATALLY FOR “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”
Persephone: Sturgis tries his best to cling onto the turnbuckle, but the polarizing, overwhelming weight advantage of The Grand Athletes is shifting to their advantage! THEY ELEVATE HIM INTO THE AIR AS THEY BOTH LOOK FOR A DOUBLE SUPERPLEX!! OGAWA RESURRECTS FROM THE DEAD AND COMES INTO THE RING!! HE SLIDES INTO THE CORNER AND SNATCHES UNDERNEATH BOTH OF THE GRAND ATHLETES!! HE PULLS THEM DOWN!!
Rich Russillo: TOWEERRRR OFF DOOOOOOOOOMM THROUUUGHHHH THE TABLE!!!! Absolute chaos and discord here in the empty Save Mart Center. If there was a live audience here, I assure you these two teams would’ve put them on blast! This has been an amazing two-on-two tornado competition between these two tag teams as The Unique Ones and The Grand Athletes look to accumulate momentum before the Grand Rampage event.
James Peters: Ogawa gingerly gets up to his feet and pulls Macias up to their feet. They slowly exchange jabs and uppercuts before OGAWA STUFFS HIM WITH A THICK YAKUZA KICK!! WHAT A KICK AS MACIAS RESPONDS WITH A COLOSSAL KICK OF HIS OWN! Both elitists depend on each to stand as OGAWA SWINGS FORWARD FOR THE CLOTHESLINE!! MACIAS DUCKS!!! THEY TURN AROUND INTO EACH OTHER AND TAKE EACH OTHER WITH LARIATS OF THEIR OWN!
Persephone: Sturgis and Monaghan perched on the top turnbuckles, exchanging lefts and rights as they have both placed themselves into a precarious position. Monaghan swings forward for a right, Sturgis blocks the attempt, circumventing it as HE BLASTS THE CHEST WITH A HUGE OPEN-HAND CHOP!! Monaghen is stunned STURGIS SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND TWISTS!! HE PULLS MONAGHAN DOWN WITH A FRONT HEADSCISSORS AND FLATTENS HIM WITH A SUPER HURRICANRANA!!
Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK!!! MARK MACIAS OUT OF THIN AIR, CATCHING MONAGHAN!! What a spectacular tag team partner-slash-friend Mark Macias is as Monaghan is dangling from his shoulders. Macias with a smile on his face, telling Monaghan that he’s got his back while continuing to carry him in a powerbomb hold. KOMATSU OGAWA SLIDES INTO THE RING FROM BEHIND!! OH NO!! HE WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE SHOULDER, STARTLING THE DUO AS HE HOISTS MACIAS UP!!
James Peters: AND PLOPS MARK MACIAS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX, WHILE THE UNFATHOMABLE STRENGTH FORCED MACIAS TO DROP MONAGHAN DOWN RIGHT ONTO THE FACE!! A TANDEM GERMAN SUPLEX AS IT SENDS MONAGHEN ROLLING TO THE OUTSIDE! THIS GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OGAWA TO NOW LIFT HIM UP INTO THE CANADIAN RACK!! SHAWN STURGIS IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!
Persephone: HELLLLLLSTARRRRRR REMMMMIIIINNAAAAAA!!!! THE DIVING KNEE DROP BURNING HAMMER COMBINATION AS OGAWA NOW HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!
ONE…. TWO…. THREE!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..KOMATSU OGAWA… SHAWN STURGIS… THE UUUUNNNIQQUEEEE ONESSSS!!
Rich Russillo: The Unique Ones putting away The Grand Athletes in unique fashion as these two uber-talented teams performed at their absolutely best tonight. Lemmy Monaghan and Mark Macias may have come short, but the tip-top performance they gave tonight surely made up for the shortcomings.
Persephone: Not going to lie, that was an amazing match.
James Peters: It is an amazing match and as we are less than a week away from the annual Grand Rampage event which is the night where one elitist gets a world championship opportunity at the grandest stage of them all, Pain For Pride. The Unique Ones not only walk away tonight with a collective victory, but they each gain momentum heading into the Grand Rampage match.
(Komatsu and Sturgis shake hands with one another, clearly pleased with their efforts, as Voltage fades out.)
(The scene fades into an upscale condo in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the home of Jordie Marr, that she now shares with her husband, Charlie Marr, whenever the two decide to stay in the States instead of returning to Charlie’s native country. Jordie is seen walking through the beautiful livingroom with a glass of expensive scotch in her hand. She takes it right over to the overstuffed black leather couch and hands it to her love, the bearded beauty, Charlie. Jordie takes a seat next to Charlie on the couch and curls up next to him, and Charlie takes a sip of the liquor. He appears thoughtful, no doubt thinking about Grand Rampage and what’s on the line for him.)
Charlie Marr: From the first entrant who put on a record setting performance last year, to the 40th entrant this year and future winner. Amazing how things always seem to work out for me. The shit that’s gone down on Voltage since I was robbed of the EAW World Championship back at Road to Redemption has been fucking tragic. Malcolm Jones continue to simp for the whore of a champion, and if there was any fucking justice in this world, then both of them would just kill one another at Grand Rampage and leave the title vacated. That way I could just go and reclaim it, since it never should have left my hands in the first place, and all the injustices that have been done to me recently will finally have been fixed. Voltage can go back to being the best brand because the best man in the company will be at the top again, and we will no longer have to live in fear of being cancelled because we have a dirty cunt for a champion who can’t draw an audience. As this year’s Grand Rampage winner, I already have a claim to whatever championship I want, but we all know I’m making a beeline right for my baby and bringing her home with Daddy.
Charlie Marr: The fact I have number 40 means fuck all to me because last year I dominated the whole fucking match from the number one spot. I should have won, but the universe had other plans but I went on to win the championship fairly regardless of the temporary setback. When I look at this year’s field, I don’t see one fucking person who is capable of hurting me. I see a bunch of washed up oldheads who live in the past, and motherfuckers like Rex McAllister who constantly get rewarded despite ALWAYS coming up short on the biggest stage. It’s fucking pathetic. More pathetic than Terry Chambers actually thinking he belongs in the main event picture. That fat fuck is nothing more than a walk, talking punchline and I really hope he’s just playing around when he says he is going to win Grand Rampage and headline Pain for Pride :mjlol: Who the fuck looks at Terry Chambers and sees someone who is capable of headline Pain for Pride? I don’t. Do you, Jordie?
(Jordie shakes her blonde.)
Jordie Marr: No, sir. Never could I see Terry Chambers in a Pain for Pride main event.
Charlie Marr: Terry Chambers in a Pain for Pride main event truly would signal the end of the world, and I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to throw the towel in just yet. There’s only one Elitist in this company who deserves the title of Pain for Pride headliner this year, and that man is me. I have carried Voltage on my back for almost two years now and have selflessly sacrificed myself time and time again for the sake of my brand. There’s not a single Elitist on any roster that means more to their brand than Charlie Marr means to Voltage, and that’s why I’m taking it upon myself to make sure Voltage ends up with at least one-half of a main event they can be proud of. Whether it’s the filthy whore or the glorified thug who ends up on the opposite side of the ring from me come Pain for Pride, just know that The Libertine is coming for ya, and he’s not backing down until the EAW World Championship is back in the hands of the man who made the title the most prestigious belt this industry has ever seen.
Jordie Marr: I would rather see you beat that nasty cunt with the ugly extensions.
(Charlie flashes Jordie a smile.)
Charlie Marr: You are so cute.
(Jordie pecks him on the cheek and laces her arm through his while Charlie continues to speak.)
Charlie Marr: Over and over in my head, I keep hearing my name announced as the 2020 Grand Rampage winner. The adulation of victory. The anger of the EAW fans. The bitterness of my fellow Elitists. The thought of headlining Pain for Pride. The man with the black heart might finally feel something again. I came this fucking close last year and I am fully expecting to go one further and win the whole damn thing this year. It would be a fucking fairytale if Charlie Marr was to emerge from Grand Rampage as the winner. I’ve had a fucking horrendous 2020, I won’t attempt to lie about that. It started off on fire, I won all of my qualifying matches and headed to King of Elite searching for the crown that would finally let the world know who was the fucking king around these parts. That match is where it all went downhill and it started to unravel. I won’t pretend that the loss didn’t hurt me. I put everything into that match and I came up short. I wanted nothing more than to be king and I couldn’t quite get the job done. For whatever reason, I have not been the same since. Have I fallen off? Perhaps. Is it my fault? No. I am a big believer in accountability and I will hold my hands up if I haven’t been good enough. We all know that shit isn’t true and we all know the reason for my downfall. The constant screwjobs, the lack of empathy from others, the dogshit waste of time matches I often find myself in. The Charlie Marr agenda. Who knows why it was created? Who the fuck knows why people don’t want me to succeed? Anyone but Charlie. It’s hardly a positive sign when the commissioner of your brand utters those words on Voltage. Perhaps Captain Charisma is on a power trip. He’s determined to show the world that he runs Voltage and Veena Adams reign of terror is no longer. Perhaps he’s attempting to make an example out of me. He’s trying to show the world that he can ruin the career of even the most talented wrestlers. Whatever his motive is, it isn’t going to be successful. I am too fucking elite to be held down by an authority figure. This bullshit will not be the end of my reign of supremacy on Voltage. I am not going to let this get to me or kill my career. This shit just motives me. I feed off this shit. It makes me want to be better and take my rightful spot at the top back. My reign of supremacy will continue at the Grand Rampage match. I will be victorious.
(Charlie glares into the camera, full of nothing but motivation as he looks towards Grand Rampage. The camera lingers on him and Jordie for a few more seconds before fading into a break.)
Rich Russillo: Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to Voltage! Coming up next we have a very interesting match between the number one contender to the New Breed Championship, Jalyn Garcia and the newcomer Gavin McArdle!
(“Martyr” by Polaris blasts throughout the arena as Jalyn Garcia makes an energetic entrance on stage. He walks towards the ring with fire in his eyes, as he looks more focused than ever)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is set for one fall… introducing first, from Sacramento California, weighing in at 150 pounds… “WILDHEART” JALYN GARCIA!!!
Rich Russillo: Well, Jalyn Garcia is one week away from possibly the biggest match of his career. He is going to fight Justin Windgate for the New Breed Championship at Grand Rampage! Tonight he has a chance to show the world why he is ready for the challenge!
James Peters: Right! Jalyn said it himself multiple times: the Road to Grand Rampage was tough, but now he sees the light at the end of the tunnel. The time for Redemption is closing in! It’s Jalyn’s time now!
(Jalyn steps inside the ring as his theme fades out)
(“The body of an American” by The Pogues plays up as Gavin McArdle shows up on stage, with his signature hurling stick in his hand. He walks down the ramp with his arms raised and an intimidating look in his eyes.)
Bella Braxton: And introducing his opponent… from Monaghan Ireland, weighing in at 220 pounds… GAVIN MCARDLE!!!
Rich Russillo: Just look at this guy. Really. Look at him! Gavin McArdle is a fighter. He loves to fight! He is not about flashing lights, Social Media Clout or fancy entrances. He is here to FIGHT! And tonight he is fighting someone who wants to do the exact same thing because he has something to prove!
(Gavin McArdle enters the ring as his theme song fades out)
DING DING DING
Rich Russillo: Here we go! The time for talks is over, now we are going to see some action. Jalyn Garcia quickly approaches Gavin McArdle in the middle of the ring, the two lock up in a collar and elbow tie up, hold on I spoke too soon! Arm drag by Jalyn Garcia, Gavin McArdle bounces off the mat and slaps it out of frustration. He charges in, DROPKICK BY JALYN GARCIA! GAVIN MCARDLE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! WHAT A START! THE CROWD IS ALREADY ON FIRE FOR WILDHEART!
Persephone: Calm down, you groupie. First off, there’s no crowd. And second, he hit a simple dropkick, no need to over react like that!
Rich Russillo: Sorry! It slipped my mind.
James Peters: Well! Either way, Gavin McArdle is now trying to regroup at ringside, he wasn’t expecting this sort of aggression early on from Jalyn Garcia and quite frankly I wasn’t expecting it either. Jalyn is taunting in the middle of the ring, he’s saying: bring it on!
Rich Russillo: Gavin is not someone who would back down from a fight, that’s for sure! He is sliding back inside the ring! And he is now on the attack! Jalyn is quick on his feet though, he ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own! Gavin is stunned as he stumbles back! Jalyn Garcia goes on the attack with a strong Irish Whip to the corner!
James Peters: OOF! Gavin hits the turnbuckle hard! Jalyn is not done yet though, he charges in for a Bicycle Knee… NO! NOBODYS HOME! GAVIN MCARDLE GOT OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME… JALYN GARCIA STUMBLES BACK… GERMAN SUPLEX!!! HE GOT ALL OF IT! JALYN GARCIA JUST GOT THROWN TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING BY A FEROCIOUS GERMAN SUPLEX!
Persephone: I mean, are you even surprised? Jalyn Garcia is 90 pounds soaking wet!
Rich Russillo: Anyways! Just like that Gavin McArdle managed to stop him in his tracks, he showed us that sometimes even a simple misstep can change the whole complexion of a match! Gavin now picks Garcia up yet again…. OOF WHAT AN EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! JALYN GARCIA STUMBLES ON HIS FEET, HE PROBABLY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW! GAVIN LIFTS HIM UP…. ARE WE GOING TO SEE A SUPLEX?
James Peters: Gavin has Jalyn Garcia in a suplex predicament but he is not releasing him just yet! He is showing off his raw power here! And down we go! Jalyn Garcia crashes to the mat off an impressive Stalling Suplex by Gavin McArdle! The cover!
James Peters: Nope! Kickout! He is still alive! It’s gonna take a lot more than that to keep his WildHeart from beating! Ha! Get it?
Persephone: Please, just shut up.
Rich Russillo: Back to the action! Gavin McArdle wants to keep up the pressure and has now locked Jalyn in a Boston Crab right in the middle of the ring! Jalyn has nowhere to go, he’s trying to crawl towards the ropes! Gavin doesn’t want to let him though! Jalyn Garcia showing heart and determination here, he surely doesn’t want to tap! And… YES! JALYN GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE! GAVIN HAS NO CHOICE, HE HAS TO LET HIM GO! THE REFEREE GETS IN THE WAY TO SEPARATE THE TWO BUT THE DAMAGE MAY HAVE BEEN DONE ALREADY!
James Peters: You think someone like Gavin cares about rules! He doesn’t! He just wants to hurt Jalyn Garcia tonight and I got to admit! He is doing just that! Jaylin Garcia uses the ropes as leverage as he desperately tries to get back to his feet… but Gavin is right on top of him! KICK TO THE GUT, HE LIFTS HIM UP IN A POWERBOMB POSITION… HOLD ON! JALYN IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT! A SERIES OF STIFF PUNCHES TO THE FACE!
Rich Russillo: Yes! Jalyn Garcia just fought out the Powerbomb predicament, he lands on his feet right behind Gavin… HE LOCKS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS… WHAT A STRAIGHT JACKET GERMAN SUPLEX BY JALYN GARCIA! GAVIN MCARDLE MIGHT BE DEAD! THE COVER….
Persephone: Three! Yes! The nightmare is over and I can finally go home… oh. Nevermind. The dummy kicked out. Urgh.
Rich Russillo: Strong Kickout by Gavin McArdle! He is still in this! Jalyn Garcia can’t believe it, he was so close! Jalyn is now talking to the referee… the two are arguing! Jalyn says it was a three count but the referee begs to differ! Hey wait a minute! What is Gavin doing? Gavin has rolled out the ring.. HE GOT A HOLD OF HURLING STICK! THE REFEREE DIDN’T NOTICE! JALYN TRIES TO GO AFTER GAVIN AS THE REFEREE TRIES TO PULL HIM BACK FROM THE ROPES… NO! GAVIN JUST HIT JALYN WITH THE STICK! THE REFEREE DIDNT SEE HIM BECAUSE HE WAS TOO BUSY TRYING TO RESTRAIN JALYN! NO WAY! GAVIN CALLS THIS THE LUCK OF THE IRISH… JALYN IS DOWN AND OUT…
James Peters: What a sneaky attack by Gavin McArdle! I told you he wasn’t someone to be trusted! And look what happened! He is going to steal one tonight… Gavin goes for the cover, Jalyn is down and out….
Rich Russillo: He got him, it’s over… NO WAIT A MINUTE! JALYN HAD HIS FOOT ON THE ROPE! JALYN GARCIA WITH SENSATIONAL RING AWARENESS SOMEHOW MANAGED TO PUT HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! THE MATCH ISN’T OVER YET! THIS IS NOT OVER YET!
James Peters: Now Gavin is the one arguing with the referee! He is frustrated as heck and rightfully so!
Persephone: Well Jalyn is a loser because he couldn’t Kickout. This guy Gavin is a loser because he had to cheat to put a 100 pounds schoolboy down. I am a loser because I am watching this. We are all losers.
Rich Russillo: Oh now, now Gavin is taking things too far! HE PUT HIS HANDS ON HE REFEREE! HE MIGHT GET DISQUALIFIED FOR REAL!
James Peters: Meanwhile, Jalyn Garcia is still alive! He is slowly recovering… Gavin is still arguing with the ref, his back turned… NO WAY! JALYN WITH THE ROLL UP! HE IS GOING TO STEAL ONE HERE!
DING DING DING
(“Martyr” by Polaris plays up again as Jalyn Garcia quickly rolls out the ring)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… WildHeart, Jalyn Garcia!
James Peters: Jalyn Garcia did it! Wow! What an impressive show of determination from WildHeart tonight! He somehow managed to capitalize on his opponent’s arrogance and turned things around! What a message to Justin Windgate for their upcoming title match at Grand Rampage!
Rich Russillo: Yeah but let’s not forget about Gavin! He almost took out the number one contender for the New Breed title! That’s insane!
Persephone: Yeah “almost”. Now that illiterate dummy is fuming in the middle of the ring! He is pacing back and forth, but you know what? The only person he should be blaming is himself!
Rich Russillo: WOW! I was about to say the same! Us two, we are alike… HEY WAIT A MINUTE! MAXWELL! MAXWELL IS HERE! WHAT THE HECK IS HE DOING HERE! HE JUST ATTACKED GAVIN MCARDLE FROM BEHIND…. HE NOW LIFTS HIM UP… CHA CHING! HIS GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB CONNECTED! MAXWELL JUST HIT GAVIN MCARDLE WITH THE CHA CHING! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!
James Peters: Talk about making a statement… He surely made one tonight at the expense of Gavin! I guess Maxwell was a little salty after getting punched in the face earlier tonight by Gavin. I really hope these two end up clashing at some point in Grand Rampage next weekend!
(The camera focuses on Maxwell’s grin and then fades out.)
(Voltage reopens to the lockerroom. The two-time world champion, Rex McAllister, is seen sitting on a bench dressed in workout clothes. He’s alone with his wife and fellow competitor, Raven Roberts, nowhere to be found. It’s probably for the best that Rex is by himself right now because with Grand Rampage coming up, he knows that this is what he’s waited an entire year for and it’s been weighing heavily on his mind. Getting back to the main event of Pain for Pride and finally getting his moment is what Rex has been thinking about since he failed to stop Impact from choking out Noah Reigner to win the World Heavyweight Championship last year. Rex taps his foot against the floor and finally looks up into the camera.)
Rex McAllister: Grand Rampage, we meet again. It’s funny. Jamie O’Hara gets an injury and the field is suddenly deemed wide open this year, well I’m about to put that talk to rest real quick this week. It’s your time you’ll say, but your time is on my time. And on my time? For the rest of the thirty nine of you, you’re just the equivalent of a participation award so I do hope you enjoy playing. I’ve said it since the beginning of the year that getting right back into the main event of Pain for Pride was my goal and I am one match away from accomplishing that. The struggles I’ve endured and all the shit that’s been said about me is finally going to be put to bed. When I lost the World Heavyweight Championship at King of Elite, I never anticipated it would be such a struggle to return to where I once was. Perhaps my ego got the best of me just a little bit, or maybe I underestimated the want and need of everyone else to get themselves in the spotlight. Whatever the case is, I’ve certainly learned some valuable lessons. I’ve been patient and I have waited. I have taken the opportunities that I’ve been granted and done everything I possibly could to make the most of them. I’ve been far from perfect and my results in the bigger matches have reflected that, but one thing that’s always remained consistent is my drive to continue proving that I’m the best.
Rex McAllister: It blows my mind that Grand Rampage is being called wide open this year simply because Jamie O’Hara, a man who has come up short just as often as I have over the past year, isn’t able to compete. I was the Grand Rampage runner-up last year. I’m a two-time world champion. I have won countless matches and earned other championships. But you know what? I can’t dictate the thoughts of everyone else, and even if I could, I wouldn’t. All the doubt does is make me want to go even harder and win the match more than ever. Having it slip through my fingers last year sucked. There’s no reason to even sugarcoat anything at this stage. We are nearing the end of the season and the second the Grand Rampage winner is crowned, Pain for Pride season is officially here. I have been haunted by the event since the Pain for Pride festival. I have questioned myself hundreds of times about why I didn’t use the weapon when I had the chance. I was so caught up in doing things the right way and wanting to take the higher road that I let something slip through my fingers that shouldn’t have. Needless to say, I have certainly evolved since then. The hashtag #DeathmatchRex was a thing for awhile, and who would have ever thought that? I never knew I had such a dark side, but when you consider who I’ve been around, and who he’s been around, that probably doesn’t come as that much of a surprise. I guess it was just laying dormant for a bit.
Rex McAllister: This Elitist knows that in order to get where he needs to be, he has to pull out all stops. I can’t afford to rest on my laurels as I head into Grand Rampage, and I know that I got to keep my foot on everyone’s neck. I can’t let up, not even for a second, because the second someone else believes they can win the match is when we find ourselves playing an entirely different ballgame. This year’s Grand Ramage can only have one winner, and that winner is me. I will head to Pain for Pride and I will win my third world championship. I’m getting my Pain for Pride moment and whether it’s Malcolm Jones or Andrea Valentine, or maybe someone who ends up getting lucky at Fighting Spirit, they’re going to fall victim to the man who should have won the championship back at Territorial Invasion. Of course Charlie skated by on a technicality, much like he’s done all season, and I don’t think for a second he is going to be any threat to me and my chances of winning come Grand Rampage. A burned out and disinterested Diamond Cage is far more dangerous than Charlie Marr is at this point, and everyone else is merely a number to me. This entire season has been filled with bright eyed upstarts and future world champions trying to make their name off of mine, but I have shut them down at every turn. I’m not the one that’s going to give someone their big break by slacking off and not going hard. That’s not how I operate.
Rex McAllister: I’ve waited a whole year to get back here, and in that time losing the big matches when the World title was on the line has become somewhat of the norm, something that doesn’t sit well with me in the least. Pain For Pride last year, being thrown into mix because Impact and his enlarged fucking ego couldn’t help himself by adding to the litany of missteps that I’ve managed to take which carried into this season. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than man enough to admit I didn’t get the job done, but regardless I’ve shown I can still stand well above the new breed crop that have come in trying to make a name off mine. I know I still stand head and shoulders above most of the EAW Championship contenders, and they’d be hard-pressed to give me any type of run I’ve not seen before under similar circumstances in this match. Most want to point out how competitive the Voltage roster has been this season, and how someone like me has been pushed aside and out of the title scene at different points because I’ve been told by countless so-called ‘big’ names that I don’t have it anymore, that my time has passed me by. But yet most of you are the same ones crying out injustices because I’m still here and still going after it like few are able to do at the near four in a half year mark of their career and still earning opportunities to elevate my career to new levels. Ya damn right I am and there ain’t a motherfucker out of the other thirty nine that have ever been able to set the record straight.
(A smirk crosses Rex’s face.)
Rex McAllister: At Grand Rampage, I make good on the promise I set forth at the beginning of the season and that’s to get back into the Pain for Pride main event. I will end the season as the EAW World Champion, so at least there won’t be any mystery about what title I’m going for. I have already put Andrea and Malcolm on notice that I’m coming for the belt. I welcome anyone and everyone to try and stop me. See you soon.
(Rex goes back to looking at the ground, having said exactly what is on his mind. There’s no doubt that he’s been ready for this match since losing it last year, and there’s no denying the hunger he has to get what’s eluded him the last two seasons; the magical Pain for Pride moment.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(The camera fades into the empty arena where Bella Braxton is in the center, holding her microphone. “Land of the Innocent” by Feathers then blasted through the PA as Sarah Price walks out, all-smiles and full of energy. Sierra Bradford is behind her, her partner, giving her support. Since there is no crowd this time the two simply smile, without pointing towards anybody. She slides into the ring, steps on the turnbuckle to look around then steps down and waits.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Being accompanied to the ring by SIIERRA BRADFORD! Introducing first, from London, United Kingdom! Weighing in at 121 POOOOUNDSSS……SHE IS THE “GUARDIAN ANGEL”, SAAAAARRAAAAHHHHH PPPRRIIIICEEEEEE!!!!!!
James Peters: Our Voltage representative match is heading into this match with a full head of steam despite the physical attention from the crowds, as she should be! She is going up against one of the top competitors in EAW today, the current EAW World Heavyweight Champion nonetheless! You know she is looking to bring her A-game to defeat someone like Drake.
Rich Russillo: Calm down there, Peters. I wouldn’t call Drake the one of the best – those who are are here at Voltage – but he is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Still, Sarah is an energetic competitor who since her debut has gained the hearts of fans through her exceptional skills both in the ring and on the mic!
Persephone: She’s just a dumb bitch.
(“oh no!!!” by grandson. then plays throughout every single speaker in the arena, hitting like a freight train as Drake King walks out with bravado. The Visual Prophet is behind him, walking suggestively before putting his hand on his partner, as the two of them show off their collective tag team championships, Drake’s World Heavyweight Championship and Viz’s King of Elite Crown.)
Bella Braxton: AND HER OPPONENT! Being accompanied to the ring by THE VISUALL PROPHEET!!!! From Charlotte, North Carolina! Weighing in at 220 POOUUNDSS!!!!…..HE IS YOUR EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAAAMMPPIOOONNNN. . . DRRAAAKKKEEEE KIIINNNNGGG!!!!!!!
Persephone: Oh God, he is such garbage. The fact he isn’t even on this brand aside, this fake “gentlemen” persona he has where he tries so desperately not to swear makes him a pansy, not unique. Not to mention the only reason he ever won those titles in the first place were because the competition on their brand reeks of meh.
James Peters: Well that would be a bit extreme. Drake King is a fine competitor and to have him here at the show is certainly a welcome experience. There is a reason he is champion and it is not for any of those reasons you stated – he is vicious, tactical, and ultimately able to get inside his opponent’s heads when it comes down to it. I’m almost fearful for Sarah here, even though he said he didn’t want to her. . . he will if he has to.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: And here we go, as this battle of warriors begins! I’m actually incredibly excited, as I’m sure many those watching at home are as well. Drake and Sierra head towards the middle of the ring after a few moments of circling, and they lock up in a collar and elbow tie up! Drake the much physically stronger competitors pushes Sarah down into a forced headlock, but she drops down! Oh a single leg take down by Price takes King down unexpectedly, and she immediately goes for a cover! It doesn’t even lead to a count though as he kicks out right after, and both competitors are back onto their feet. Sarah Price now bends down in a ready position as does Drake; he reaches out for a test of strength! Price obliges as their hands interlock, and Drake follows it up quickly with an arm wrench, twisting it in an unnatural way!
Persephone: Jesus this is boring. Anyways yadaa yadaa yadaa, Drake has the arm locked and Sarah is grimacing. She sees an opportunity though and rolls forward, trying to shift herself to be in a better position! She takes him down with an arm drag that sends him to they other side, and now she has the arm locked in under her armpit! Both the Visual Prophet and Sierra Bradford on the outside are watching intently, silently assuring their respective friends onwards.
James Peters: Sarah pulls the arm backwards to aggravate it a little more, but Drake has the wherewithal. . . and he KIPS UP! HE GOES FOR A FOREARM – WAIT! What? He’s not going for it? He relents, and instead pats her on the shoulder! What? I guess he’s trying to ensure he really doesn’t have to hit Sarah until it is absolutely necessary! He’s still got a soft spot! You can see the Visual Prophet looking slightly perplexed as does Sierra! This might possibly be the weirdest web of relationships I’ve seen in quite some time. Drake steps backwards, then beckons Sarah who looks on, unimpressed. They might be going for a tie up again. . . BUT SARAH RUSHES DRAKE! DROP KICK TO THE CHEST! BUT DRAKE SIDESTEPS IT AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES! DRAKE GOES FOR A LOW SUPERKICK! SARAH BLOCKS IT, AND TAKES KING DOWN AGAIN! He should watch his feet – SARAH GOES FOR A JACKNIFE PIN! Shoulders are down!
Rich Russillo: Drake kicks out immediately again! AND MOVES HER TO A SUNSET FLIP PIN!
Rich Russillo: SARAH KICKS OUT AND ROLLS BACKWARDS! Drake is sat up AND SARAH GOES FOR A JUMPING ELBOW DROP TO HIS CHEST! DRAKE ROLLS TO THE RIGHT AND SARAH DROPS ON THE MAT! That elbow must be sore right now as the two of them sit back up to their feet. . .HE GRABS HER BY THE HEAD! LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX . . . SARAH KNEES DRAKE IN THE HEAD AND HE DROPS – NO! HE POWERS THROUGH AND PLANTS HER WITH A FALCON ARROW! Drake is the one in this match to taste first blood, as he sits back, clearly exhausted from that fast-paced exchange! Viz on the outside crosses his arms and nods while Sierra looks concerned for her partner! Drake now recovered, sits up and climbs back to his feet while Sarah rolls, trying to find something to use as leverage! BUT DRAKE DOESN’T LET HER AND GRABS HER LEG! HE TAKES IT DOWN WITH A DRAGON SCREW WHILE SHE’S FACE DOWN, CAUSING HER A LOT OF PAIN! He’s still holding onto that same leg. . . AND HE’S NOW LOCKED IN A HEEL HOOK! Drake showing off his submission skills as Sarah now wakes up from the pain! I don’t think he hurt the leg enough though! She’s crawling to the ropes!
Persephone: I would’ve crawled faster than her in my sleep! This whole match is a snoozefest! We are seeing two pieces of ice cream vanilla mashing against each other and now I’m starting to wonder if God Himself is looking down and snoring at this shit. She makes it to the ropes though and now grabs her leg in clear pain, trying to see if she can ease it – even though you can’t, you dumbass. Drake is now on his feet again and on his knees with his Elmo-looking face, searching for what he can do. . . SARAH TURNS AND KICKS DRAKE RIGHT IN THE FACE! It knocks the fake Jesus a few steps back and actually made a loud sound! She’s on her feet now, AND SHE HITS HIM AGAIN FROM THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE! He falls down – but she catches him with a wrist lock! SHE’S GOING TO GO FOR THAT STUPID THING! THE PLOT TWIST!
Rich Russillo: You are amazing Persephone! AND SO IS DRAKE WHO THROWS AN ELBOW TO SARAH TO STOP HER FROM HITTING IT! ANOTHER ELBOW AND SHE LETS GO! She grabs her jaw in pain – AND DRAKE FLIPS BACK FOR A PELE KICK! SARAH CATCHES THE LEG AND PUSHES DRAKE FORWARD! An uncanny counter but it works, AND NOW SARAH DROPS DOWN WITH A JUMPING KNEE! IT LANDS RIGHT ON DRAKE’S FACE AS HE GRABS IT IN PAIN! Sarah now in control of this match finally, as she does not stop and lifts him back up again! LEG DROP DDT! She seems to be targeting the head in a strategy that will leave him vulnerable later on! He might be dazed and confused if she keeps on the attack! She goes for the pinfall attempt again!
Referee: ONEEEE!!!!!!…..TWOOOOO!!!! Persephone: Drake kicks out, to absolutely no one’s surprise! Don’t know what she was going for there, maybe she was trying to wear him down psychologically. I don’t care honestly, but Sarah seems to know what she’s doing as she picks up her opponent once again by his head, slowly but surely. . . .SHE HOLDS ON, THEN TWISTS! DANCE WITH THE PRINCESS! DRAKE BLOCKS! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX DROPS SARAH RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HER NECK! He’s brought himself back to life with a visceral suplex that takes the wind right out of her! BUT HE STILL HASN’T LET GO! He brings her back up, AND GOES FOR A SNAP GERMAN! SARAH PRICE FLIPS BACKWARDS! OH WOW! STANDING SHIRANUI TAKES DRAKE DOWN TO THE MAT! I ACTUALLY DIDN’T’ EXPECT THAT! Drake is down and groggy after that move turned him around, and Sarah is now feeling the energy from herself! You see Sierra in her corner clapping, cheering for her friend to go on, and she will! She heads to the corner, knowing that the momentum of the match has shifted in her favor! She’s stomping her feet, waiting for the vanilla white boy to get back up!
James Peters: He’s putting his head in his palms as he attempts to recollect himself – AND SARAH GOES FOR IT! ENCHANTMENT BREAKER! ENCHANTMENT BREAKER BUSAIKU KNEE! IT CONNECTS, SHE HAS DRAKE KING DOWN FOR THE COUNT! THIS MIGHT BE IT!
Persephone: No it’s not –
Persephone: HE KICKS OUT, I TOLD YOU SO YOU DUMBASS! Of course she wouldn’t beat him with a signature move, much less this idiot for any reason.
Rich Russillo: Oh, you beautiful sea-mermaid, you. Sarah still I suppose is trying to wear him down with these pin maneuvers that still take a lot out of him, she now has her hands on her waist, gathering back her bearings as she looks at the nearly defeated World Heavyweight Champion! Visual Prophet has his hands on the apron, and is now slamming, trying to rally his friend back into a position of victory! Drake is slowly stirring but he’s weakened, trying to find something to hold onto, BUT SARAH ISN’T STOPPING! SHE RUSHES OVER AND JUMPS TO THE OUTSIDE! She begins to scale, AND HAS REACHED THE TOP! SHE WANTS TO TURN FOR THE HAPPY ENDING MOONSAULT –
James Peters: DRAKE KING GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET! BEFORE SHE IS ABLE TO MAKE THE MOVE DRAKE KING HEADS ONTO THE TOP, STEPPING UP QUICKLY! HE HOOKS HER ARM! OH!!!!!! SUPERPLEX! A THUNDEROUS SUPERPLEX BY DRAKE KING ABSOLUTELY SLAMS SARAH PRICE RIGHT ONTO HER SPINE AS SHE YELPS OUT IN PAIN! DRAKE KING WITH THE INGENUITY AS VIZ CHEERS ON AND SIERRA SEEMS TORN BETWEEN HER PARTNER AND HER FRIEND! HE ROLLS BACKWARDS, STILL HOLDING ONTO PRICE’S ARMS! HE LIFTS HER! SINGLE UNDERHOOK BRAINBUSTER BY DRAKE! DAWN OF JUSTICE! DAWN OF JUSTICE CONNECTS AND DROPS SARAH RIGHT ONTO THAT IRRITATED NECK! THIS IS IT! SHE IS DONE!
Persephone: OH SHIT! SHE KICKS OUT! SARAH PRICE KICKS OUT! DAMN! I GUESS SHE’S STRONGER THAN I WAS LED TO BELIEVE! She just kicked out of Drake King’s finisher and even he appears to be in disbelief over what has just happened! He can’t even fathom how she managed to kick out! Maybe this goes to show that she’s more fortified than I thought. Hmph. Probably not, she’s weak as fuck, I could catch her outside. Anyways Drake King is back onto his feet again, in the corner, trying his best to figure out what he can do to try and settle this for good! He looks towards the practically unconscious Sarah on the ground for what seems to be a good couple seconds. . . .HE GOES TO HER! HE LIFTS HER UP AGAIN, HOOKS HER ARMS AND PLACES HER IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS! OH YOU SICK, PEDOPHILIC BASTARD! AND HE DROPS HER HEAD DOWN TO THE MAT WITH THE PRELUDE TO DESTRUCTION! THE PEDIGREE!
James Peters: WAIT NO! SARAH MANAGES TO ESCAPE, AND BENDS BACK UP TO HER FEET! SHE LIFTS HER LEG! BITTERSWEET ENDING! BITTER SWEET ENDING CLOCKS DRAKE RIGHT IN THE HEAD! AN UNBELIEVABLE SUPERKICK NEARLY TAKES THE CHAMPION’S HEAD OFF! IS THIS IT?!! IS SHE GOING TO BEAT ONE OF OUR WORLD CHAMPIONS?!!!
James Peters: DRAKE KING KICKS OUT! WOW! THAT IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE, I REALLY THOUGHT SHE HAD IT THERE FOR A GOOD WHILE! SHE ALMOST BEAT THE CHAMPION! THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN UNBELIEVABLE WIN FOR HER! Drake’s eyes have rolled to the back of his head while the other half of SASS is shaking her head in complete and utter disbelief! She really thought she might have had him there! Vizzy and Sierra look to be on the edge while they watch their two respective allies duel, as this has been an amazingly wild match-up! Sarah seems desperate now, since she really only uses that superkick in moments thata call for it! She’s back up to her feet, catching her breath, attempting to regain the bearings that she once had! Drake King looks to be nearly out, as he tries and crawls to wherever, looking for a sanctuary to bring him back to full form! Sarah looks around, then she looks back. . . .THEN SHE TURNS! SHE’S GOING TO GO BACK TOWARDS THE ROPES, POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR THAT HAPPY ENDING IF IT EVEN IS POSSIBLE!!!!
Rich Russilo: DRAKE! DRAKE KING FROM BEHIND SPRINGS TO LIFE! ADRENALINE IS COURSING THROUGH HIS VEINS AS HE GRABS HER! SCHOOLBOY PIN!!!
Rich Russillo: SARAH KICKS OUT AND ROLLS BACK UP TO HER FEET! DRAKE KING SLOWLY RISES AS HE GRIPS THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD! SARAH RUSHES OVER! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER BY PRICE DAZES DRAKE AGAIN AS HE IS BARELY ABLE TO STAND! THEN SARAH GRABS HIS ARM AGAIN! SHE’S TRYING TO GO FOR THAT RIPCORD BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! PLOT TWIST! NO!
James Peters: BICYCLE KNEE BY DRAKE! OH MY GOD! HE CAUGHT HER BEFORE SHE COULD TO HIM, AND NOW SHE’S UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY DAZED! SHE DROPS – RIGHT INTO HIS ARMS, AS HE PUSHES HER BACKWARDS! HE RUSHES TO HER! SICK KICK BY DRAKE! THE GUILLOTINE BY DRAKE CONNECTS! SHE’S OUT! WAIT. . .NO! WHAT THE FUCK?! SHE HASN’T DROPPED TO THE GROUND, SHE’S JUST ON HER KNEES! SHE’S STILL ALIVE, AND DRAKE IS DUMBFOUNDED! HE SHAKES HIS HEAD, IT DOESN’T MATTER AS SARAH LOOKS UP, BARELY, WITH GLAZED OVER EYES! DRAKE CONTINUES TO SHAKE HIS HEAD BEFORE RUSHING OFF TO THE OTHER SIDE!!!!!
Persephone: DREAM CRUSHEEEERRRRRR!!!! OHHH SHIITTT!!! THE CURB STOMP DRIVES SARAH PRICE’S BITCHASS HEAD DOWN TO THE GROUND LIKE IT DESERVES TO! SHE IS DONE! SHE IS OUT! DRAKE GOES FOR THE PIN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“oh no!!!” by grandson. plays again through the speakers as Drake falls down to the ground, exhausted by the exchange and the match in general. Both Viz and Sierra rush into the ring to check on their fallen comrades, as Sarah rolls out and Sierra along with her. Drake then is able to stand up with help from Visual Prophet as Bella Braxton raises his hand and hands him his titles again.)
Bella Braxton: ANDD HERREEE IS YOUR WINNER……..DRAAAAAKKKEEEE KIIIIIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!!!!
James Peters: WOW! THAT WAS ONE HELL OF MATCH! Sarah Price, you have absolutely got to commend her – the heart, soul, and smarts she put on display here tell the world exactly why she is in the spot where she is, and why she is part of Sierra as a number one contender for those tag titles Drizzy and Vizzy! It was back and forth with neither fighter wanting to stop! They were on their game, and so much so that Drake resorted to pulling out all stops to try and put Sarah down, with a Guillotine AND a Dream Crusher!
Persephone: Blegh. It was okay I guess.
Rich Russillo: Aw honey, I understand your frustration when you get so mad :wow: but you really have to applaud the effort of Sarah who absolutely killed it in her first go-around with someone like Drake King. This was quite a match-up and it’s honestly a shame it ended! I kind of wanted them to fight more because of how entertaining it was!
Persephone: Yeah, if you consider stupid tumblr fanfics playing out in live action as entertaining. Whatever, they’re both vanilla, nobody cares, he won, she lost, nada zip done.
Rich Russillo (under his breath): So hot.
James Peters: What?
Rich Russillo: What?
(The shot closes with a cinematic shot of SASS staring down Drizzy and Vizzy from the outside, with the tag titles raised high by Drake and the Visual Prophet.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to a pre-taped video. We are shown the inside of a rather lavish hotel suite somewhere in San Francisco, California, the home of next weekend’s Grand Rampage event. Despite San Francisco being one of the strictest areas when it comes to the nation-wide lockdown, money talks, and EAW is being allowed to continue with their show inside an empty stadium. The hotel room that the camera is currently in belongs to the former EAW World Champion, Malcolm Jones. The man himself is seen lounging on the balcony of his suite, overlooking the shutdown city. It’s an eerie sight when you consider that San Francisco is one of the busiest cities in the world. Malcolm looks over at the camera and lazily lowers his shades.)
Malcolm Jones: Ain’t nobody shocked this greedy fuckin’ company is gunna continue running shows until we all dead. I suppose I could look at this as a blessing’ or whatever, because with Grand Rampage still taking place, that means my EAW World Championship match is still on and I’m going to regain the piece of gold that I never should have lost in the first place. It’s been a minute since I had to really sit down and focus on a championship match. For months, I sat around, did some traveling, kept in shape, and waited for this company to right the wrong that was done to me back at Bloodsport. I wasn’t about to just come back for nothing, know what I mean? This is a business and instead of EAW protecting their biggest investment and draw, they allowed that stupid cac bitch Veena Adams to fuck with me and take something away from me that I had put all my blood, sweat, and tears into gaining. I coulda come back at any time, and we all know that, because this place wasn’t about to let their biggest commodity just run around scott free, able to sign with whatever bumblefuck company that houses past EAW rejects and bad apples. Granted, I would rather be unemployed for the foreseeable future than to ever take my talents to some second rate piece of shit company full of inbred hacks and pedophiles who cyber rape 14-year old girls on the daily. But ye. The point is, EAW kept me more than compensated and despite begging me every week to come back and save Voltage from self destruction, I sat my ass down and I picked my spot. I waited until I could really do some damage and gifting Andrea PAWGentine with that EAW World Championship to spite that dumb fuck Charlie was the perfect moment.
Malcolm Jones: Let’s look at the facts. It makes me sick to my stomach to say this, but Charlie had that chamber won. As good as Andrea is, and she good good :mjlit:, he was about to put her away like he done everyone else that night. How the fuck a collective group of people let Charlie Marr body them inside a chamber where they had the numbers advantage and all that defies logic, but whatever. Could never be me, I’ll tell ya that right now. But my baby Andrea was about to become a statistic, and I wasn’t about to let that happen. I knew that ugly fucker would never expect it. I knew he would be shocked. I knew it would throw him off his game and low and behold, Andrea got the opening she needed and fulfilled her destiny of becoming the world champion. Now, people been said Andrea’s destined for greatness and I always appreciate a bitch who keeps her head down and goes about her business quietly, and just rolls with the punches. The entitled bitches that still run around in this company could learn a thing or two from her. It was nice to see her have that little moment at Road to Redemption. It’s been cute watching her only escape her first championship defense because Terry Chambers is a fucking idiot. We all know what went down at Shock Value and how that turned out, but at Grand Rampage, Andrea’s fairytale run as the top champion in this entire company comes to an end.
Malcolm Jones: Andrea, I never meant to fuck with your match the other week but you clearly took some kind of offense to it since you decided to run your mouth and keep me from saying my peace. As much as I respect you, I didn’t respect that, and I never wanted it to get physical between the two of us before it needed to. You seemed to have forgotten who you were talking too last week and at the end of the day, I’m still Malcolm Jones and you’re gunna put some respect on my name. Hitting you with the microphone was nothing more than a love tap, but putting you down with ‘Shake the Room’ was a message that come Grand Rampage, I’m putting you down for the three count and ending your EAW World Championship reign. It’s not personal, even though you decided to strike back and cost me the match against SASS last weekend. I guess that was your way of letting me know that even though I said I never meant for you and your friend to lose to SASS, you still weren’t happy. I like to think you’re above the rest of the women around here and don’t take things too personal, but I guess that was me reaching and thinking you were different. You’re still leagues above the rest of the fake sluts, but you got some unfavorable personality traits that I’m not too fond of. The good news is, Grand Rampage is next weekend and when we step into the ring and that bell rings, I can work on beating the bad out of you and more importantly, get my EAW World Championship back.
Malcolm Jones: I could sit here and list off the names of people you’ve defeated in championship matches before but I’m not gunna give quitters and dickeaters any clout. That’s the majority of your history here, right? A list of victories against no name opponents with the exception of a few. But one name you’re never going to add to that list is mine. I’m not like the rest of these fucks around here. Not even someone like you could fuck with me on your best day. I’m the best fucking thing that ever happened to this company and despite every motherfucker running around and trying to claim they’re the best ever, I KNOW that I am. Can’t nobody do what I do in the ring and on that microphone. I spit bars and speak the truth, and get so many people wound up that they come out of the fucking holes they crawled in just to bitch and whine and cry that big bad Malcolm Jones talked down to them. I scorch the Earth with my videos and leave everyone feeling some type of way. Can’t nobody bring the views to our company’s website quite like I can. I got that power and the difference between me and everyone else who can talk a good lil game is that I fucking back up absolutely everything I say. Babygirl. Your PAWG status ain’t saving you from the ass beating you got coming at Grand Rampage. I’m taking back my championship and I’m moving on to headline my third straight Pain for Pride.
(An arrogant grin crosses Malcolm’s face and he flips his shades back up his face. There is nothing but confidence coming from him and he knows that if anyone is going to dethrone Andrea Valentine, it’s going to be him.)
(The scene inside the hotel room fades out and Voltage returns to ringside for the main event of the evening.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
( “If Ya Smell” by Adam Massacre blasts through the P.A System, echoing throughout the emptied arena as it prompts for Woogieman to step out onto the stage. Even without a stage, Woogieman appears more confident and fearless than ever as he walks down to the squared circle with a concentrated gaze in his eyes, prepared for his upcoming main event bout. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 260 pounds… THEEEE WOOOOOOOGIIEEEEMMMMAAANNNNNN!!!!
Rich Russillo: The Woogieman is here! Tonight he is facing quite possibly the biggest match of his career. He said that after Shock Value he was going to reinvent himself and crawl his way back to the top! Well! Tonight he has a chance to do just that. Imagine how big of an upset it would be if he somehow managed to defeat Andrea Valentine tonight!
James Peters: Well, Woogieman is not fighting just for himself tonight. Remember how he became an activist for the preservation of electric eels? Tonight he is fighting for them too! What a hero!
Persephone: Give me a break you two! This guy is a loser and this match is just a waste of time. The Main Event should be exclusive to Main Eventers… yet, I don’t see Sexy Rexy around? Why isn’t he out here fighting Andrea instead of this freak?
James Peters: To be fair, he was here fighting Andrea a few weeks ago! But tonight it’s a different story! And oh man, we are in for a treat for sure.
( “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX. follows the complete silence, bringing out the EAW World Champion as Andrea Valentine jerks the curtain and marches onto the stage. She proudly holds her EAW World Championship in the air with honour, keeping it raised with both hands while making her way down towards the squared circle. )
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT!!! From Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 110 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION…. AAAANNNNDDDREEEEAAAA VALLLLLENNNNTIIIIIIINNNNE!!
James Peters: Imagine being one Andrea’s mind right now. After weeks and weeks of mind games by Malcolm Jones, I don’t think she has the necessary peace of mind to face this type of challenge. Imagine the pressure she must be in!
Rich Russillo: Uhm excuse me? Andrea Valentine is a CHAMPION. And she’s not just a random champion, she is the EAW WORLD CHAMPION. She is champion for a reason and tonight she is going to remind everyone why she deserves that gold. Malcolm might try to interfere again like he did two weeks ago but she will be ready this time around.
Persephone: Why do you act as if she is the victim? She attacked Malcolm last week! The way I see it she is just as bad as he is… except her hair is somehow even worse. Urgh.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rich Russillo: This match is underway as both Andrea Valentine and Woogieman are in their respective corners, preparing for this main event clash. They meet in the middle of the ring and engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up
James Peters: Andrea Valentine and The Woogieman have gathered in the center of the ring as this main event is officially underway. Both competitors begin to circle around the ring, looking at each other as Valentine willingly goes in for the collar-and-elbow tie-up, but Woogieman one step ahead as he counters it into a headlock.
Persephone: Woogieman holds Valentine down as he is shoved into the ropes and relinquishes the headlock. Woogie rebounds off the ropes and is slammed down onto the canvas with a shoulder block from the EAW World Champion. Woogie goes for another run again, bouncing off the ropes and DROPS VALENTINE WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK OF HIS OWN!!
Rich Russillo: Both individuals in this match grounding each other with their own respective shoulder block as Woogie runs. Valentine jumps down and he jumps over. Valentine then leapfrogs over, but Woogie grabs the leg, making the champion go crashing down onto her face as he circles around and rebounds off the ropes for a basement dropkick! BASEMENT DROPKICK ACROSS THE SIDE OF THE FACE OF VALENTINE!!
James Peters: A precision dropkick as Woogie now coils his arms around the waist of Valentine, deadlifting her up for a german suplex! But Valentine riddles him with back elbows, making him relinquish the hold as she bounces off the ropes. Woogie grabs her, Valentine spins around him and FLOORS THE WOOGIEMAN WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKE DOWN!! Valentine immediately returns up to her feet and sends Woogie reeling through the ropes and out to ringside with a dropkick.
Persephone: Woogie recuperates at ringside here in the main event of Voltage as VALENTINE NOW SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING!! AND SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES! SUIICIIDDDDEEEE DIIIIVVVVEEE!!! WOOGIE CATCHES HER AND CIRCLES AROUND FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE TAKES HER DOWN!! BUT ANDREA FLIPS RIGHT ONTO HER FEET!
Rich Russillo: Woogie turns around to an unfazed Andrea, who smiles and charges into him. WOOGIE PICKS HER UP AND THROWS HER INTO THE LED APRON BOARD WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!! THAT’S GOTTA HURT!! A brutal toss as Woogie now brings her into the ring and climbs the turnbuckles. Andrea makes her way back up and WOOGIE TAKES HER BACK DOWN WITH A FLYING CROSSBODY!! HE IMMEDIATELY HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
James Peters: ANDREA BRINGS HER SHOULDER UP AT ONE!! Woogie now Irish whips Valentine into the ropes. Valentine comes off the ropes! WOOGIE CAPTURES HER AND DRIVES HER DOWN WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!! A counter from The Woogieman now as he gets up to his feet. He hoists the EAW World Champion out and PLANTS HER WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM!! HE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: KICK-OUT! Woogie rebounds off the ropes and floats over the shoulders of Valentine. FLOAT-OVER DDT!! NO!! VALENTINE SNATCHES BOTH LEGS, GROUNDS HIM AND FLATTENS HIS LEFT ARM WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! Woogie holding his left-arm in pain as Valentine follows up and jumps into the air!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP INTO THE CHEST!! COVER!
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT!! Valentine continuing with the fast-pace offence as she pulls Woogie up to his feet, clocks him with a forearm smash before jumping up and DRILLING HIS ARM WITH A DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER!! Woogie yelping in pain from the left-arm agony as Andrea quickly grabs his arm and puts him in a fujiwara armbar. But Woogie is quick to escape the hold!
James Peters: Both competitors make their way up to their feet as Woogie comes in for a clothesline. Valentine ducks the arm, flips into the ropes, handsprings off and DECKS WOOGIEMAN WITH A HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW! Woogie is winded by that elbow while Valentine grabs his head with it! RUNNING BULLDOG!! WOOGIE PUSHES HER FACE-FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! Valentine is staggered as Woogie picks her up and SLAMS HER DOWN WITH A SAMOAN DROP!! HE ROLLS HER OVER FOR THE COVER!
ONE… TWO… T-
Persephone: VALENTINE POPS HER SHOULDER UP! Woogie now doing his best to ignore the constant left-arm pain as he hooks Valentine up and grabs the leg. HE LIFTS HER OVER FOR A FISHERMAN SUPLEX!! BUT VALENTINE CRADLES HIM DOWN!
ONE.. TWO… T-
Rich Russillo: Both Elitists get up to their feet and meet in the middle of the ring! WOOGIE CONNECTS FIRST WITH A YAKUZA KICK! A brutal kick to the face as it drops Valentine onto one knee, prompting Woogieman to come off the ropes and jump down for A SPEAR!!! ANDREA JUMPS IT AND BLOCKS IT WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!! SHE CAUGHT HIM AS WOOGIE INSTINCTIVELY SPINS AROUND FOR A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!! ANDREA JUMPS UP AND INTERCEPTS ONCE AGAIN WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE EAR! Woogie is faltering as ANDREA COMES OFF THE CORNER AND BACK!! AND DRILLS WOOGIEMAN WITH A RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER!! SHE GOES FOR THE LATERAL PRESS!! COUNT IT REF!
ONE… TWO… THR-
James Peters: ANDREA IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS WOOGIE INTO A FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The Fujiwara armbar is applied onto the damaged left arm of The Woogieman as he screams in agony and anguish! WOOGIE MANAGES TO ROLL OVER HIS BODY WEIGHT AND THROW ANDREA BACK! Both get back up to their feet at the same time, BUT IT’S THIS TIME ANDREA GETS THE FIRST SHOT WITH A JUMPING METEORA!! The back of Woogie’s neck gets drilled with that meteora as Andrea now goes for the launching pad.
Persephone: The EAW World Champion is nested on the top turnbuckle, spreading her arms as Woogie turns around! SHE SOARS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! ROUNDING MOONSAULT! NO!!! WOOGIE DUCKS THE MAGIC HOUR AND VALENTINE GOES CHEST-FIRST UNPROTECTED ONTO THE CANVAS.
Rich Russillo: Valentine clutches her midsection in pain while WOOGIE CHARGES IN FROM THE CORNER AND SPLITS HER IN HALF WITH A VICIOUS SPEAR!! COVER!
ONE.. TWO… TH-
James Peters: KICK-OUT!! Andrea gets her shoulder up and Woogie now forces her into the ropes. Woogie comes off the ropes and charges into Andrea in the corner! HE JUMPS UP AND SQUASHES HER IN THE CORNER WITH A STINGER SPLASH!!!! Valentine is pumpkined in the corner as Woogie pulls her into the middle of the ring and grabs her neck. HE DROPS HER IN A NECKBREAKER! BUT ANDREA CIRCLES AROUND AND THRUSTS HIM AWAY!
Persephone: Valentine places a spinning heel kick to the gut, kicks him in the face and spins around. WOOGIE WITH A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!! ANDREA IS FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDION AS HE ATTEMPTS TO HOIST HER UP INTO A SAMOAN DROP! Woogie is unable to get a good hold, making it easy for Valentine to escape the hold and push him into the corner.
Rich Russillo: Woogie collides off the corner turnbuckles, walking back into the center of the ring as Valentine flips and handsprings off the ropes. WOOGIE LEAPS UP AND DRILLS THE BACK OF HER NECK IN MID-AIR WITH A PRECISION DROPKICK!! Impeccable timing by Woogie as he collapses on top of her for the cover! COUNT IT REF!
ONE… TWO.. TH-
James Peters: KICK-OUT! Woogie now in his power crouching stance as he waits for Valentine to get up to his feet from behind. Valentine turns around and WOOGIE SWINGS FORWARD FOR THE HOOK!! BUT VALENTINE USES THE MOMENTUM OF WOOGIE’S HOOK TO BRING HIM DOWN RIGHT INTO A ROLLING ARMBAR!! WOOGIE SCREAMING IN PAIN AS VALENTINE HAS THE ARMBAR ON THE LEFT-ARM OF WOOGIE SINKED IN!
Persephone: Usually a monkey grip is initiated to block from the submission being fully completed, but Woogie was unable to get the grip in. Woogie wailing in the center of the ring as Valentine has him trapped! He is on the verge of submitting, but he doesn’t want to give up just yet! He knows how big of an opportunity this is to him as he rolls over and attempts to lift Valentine up! DEADLIFT POWERBOMB!!
Rich Russillo: BUT VALENTINE RELEASES THE HOLD AND PUTS HIM RIGHT IN A TRIANGLE HOLD! Woogie still fighting through the pain however as he continues to attempt to lift him up! AND HE DROPS HIM WITH A POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER!! He couldn’t lift him up for a powerbomb, but the height he achieved was enough for him to drop Valentine’s spine onto his kneecap!
James Peters: A very unique way to break off the triangle hold as Woogie begins up onto his feet. He waits in the corner before charging in for another lariat! BUT VALENTINE YANKS THE ARM AND TRIES TO BRING HIM DOWN FOR ANOTHER ROLLING ARMBAR!! BUT WOOGIE HAD IT WELL-SCOUTED AS HE IMMEDIATELY GRABS THE LEGS AND STEPS INTO THE SHARPSHOOTER!! THE SHARPSHOOTER IS LOCKED IN!!
Persephone: Woogie sitting on the back of the EAW World Champion, screaming in pain as she looks to make Andrea Valentine submit! He’s giving a taste of her own medicine! Valentine now scratching and clawing through the surface towards the bottom rope, but Woogie’s pressure makes it even more difficult for her to progress towards a possible rope break.
Rich Russillo: Valentine is now a fingernail away! BUT WOOGIE BRINGS HER CLOSER INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, FURTHER FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE AS SHE SCREAMS IN PAIN!! Amazing ring awareness from Woogieman and we might see the EAW World Champion tap out to Woogieman! Hell will freeze over if Woogie is able to do that!
James Peters: BUT THERE IS A REASON WHY ANDREA VALENTINE IS OUR EAW WORLD CHAMPION!! She quickly pushes through the pain and gets her hand over the bottom rope like she just unlocked a brand-new energy reserve. Woogieman continues to keep the hold locked in on Valentine, relinquishing it before the five-count as he can’t believe how quickly she was able to get to the rope.
Persephone: The Woogieman now looking to go Air Woogie as he steps through the ropes and climbs to the top turnbuckle. Whatever Woogie has in mind could be enough to put away the EAW World Champion and a win over here will be proven beneficial to his career. Woogie is now perched on the top turnbuckle! AND ANDREA OUT OF NOWHERE SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND DECKS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT!
Rich Russillo: There is the reach, versatile advantage that Valentine has over Woogie. Valentine is so much more athletic and versatile than Woogie and then throw in the fact of how she is able to implement her long legs, now that is special. Valentine climbs the turnbuckles and hooks his tights, possibly looking to end the match with a superplex? Woogie isn’t letting it happen as he riddles her with downward punches before grabbing her arm and bringing Valentine further up the turnbuckles.
James Peters: Woogie hooks the arm on the top turnbuckle. What in the world? IF HE IS ABLE TO HIT THIS THEN THAT IS GAME OVER FOR THE CHAMPION!! WOOGIEMAN HOISTS HER UP AND DROPS HER ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH THE BOTTOM!! OH MY GOD!! VALENTINE BOUNCES EMPHATICALLY OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND INTO THE RING AS WOOGIE DROPPED DOWN ONTO THE APRON!! HER BACK MAY BE SNAPPED IN TWO!!
Persephone: WOOGIE WITH THE BOTTOM ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AND RUNS THE ROPES!! HE HOPS OVER HER BODY, REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES ONCE AGAIN AND HALTING!! HE DROPS THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW!! THIS IS IT!! WOOGIEMAN BEATS ANDREA VALENTINE!
ONE… TWO…. THREE!!
Rich Russillo: VALENTINE GETS HER SHOULDER UP! WOOGIE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! WOOGIE IS IN PURE DISBELIEF AS HE THOUGHT THAT WAS IT FOR THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION!! Woogieman rises up to his feet, frustrated and appalled while he pulls Valentine up to her feet and lights her up with a bombardment of forearms. He smashes her with another one before spinning around for a DISCUS FOREARM!
James Peters: VALENTINE DUCKS IT!! Valentine comes off the ropes, rebounding and back into Woogie. Woogie picks her up, spinning her around as VALENTINE GOES FOR A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!! BUT WOOGIE TURNS IT AROUND AND HOOKS THE ARM!! OH MY!! HE LIFTS HER UP FOR THE BOTTOM!! BUT VALENTINE SNATCHES HIS HEAD WITH HIS FREE ARM AND DRILLS HIS SKULL ONTO THE RING CANVAS WITH A SPIKING DDT!! SHE QUICKLY ROLLS HER OVER FOR THE COVER!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
ONE… TWO…. TH-
Persephone: KICK-OUT! Woogieman pops his shoulder up as the reigning EAW World Champion mounted onto the top turnbuckle, ready to take-off as she has a bird eye’s view of the groggy Woogie. SHE LOOKS TO SOARS BUT WOOGIE TAKES OUT THE LEGS AND HER FOUNDATION, SENDING HER CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE TOP BUCKLE. Woogie stops her from ending the match with that somersault senton as he gets back up to his feet and gets a hold of her wrist.
Rich Russillo: He valiantly smirks, trying to pretend like his left-arm isn’t under constant anguish as yanks her wrist and PULLS HER INTO HIM!! AND PLANTS HER INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A PULL-IN SPINNING SPINEBUSTER!! A DEVASTATING SPINEBUSTER AS WOOGIE DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER!! HE’S NOT ELECTING FOR THE COVER AS HE RETURNS TO HIS FEET AND STANDS BEHIND HER HEAD.
James Peters: HE SWINGS BOTH ARMS AND RUNS!! HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND STEPS OVER THE BODY!! HE REBOUNDS THE ROPES AGAIN AND DROPS DOWN!! THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW
Persephone: BUT HE MISSES!! Woogieman missed the People’s Elbow and that will surely be detrimental to the execution of his following attacks as he landed right onto his bad elbow. Andrea was one step ahead of her opponent as both competitors now arrived up to their feet. VALENTINE SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND MOUNTS ONTO THE WOOGIEMAN FOR A KIMURA LOCK!!
Rich Russillo: Valentine has the Woogieman trapped in the squared circle, ready at any moment to snap his arm and put him on the sidelines, but the resilience and fortitude of the Woogieman cannot be underestimated! It can’t be overlooked because Woogie knows this victory will mean a lot to the trajectory of his career. If he wants to be no longer defined as the comedic mainstay of EAW, then he needs to continue fighting!
James Peters: You’re absolutely right! Woogie has exhibited an outstanding performance against the EAW World Champion and he’s putting her to the limit, but at a point in time, he needs to start realizing what’s good for his career. He just lost his championship title and he might as well lose his left arm!
Persephone: Valentine holds on, using every ounce of energy left in her reserves, but isn’t enough to make the Woogieman reach his breaking point! WOOGIE CLENCHES HER TIGHTS, USES THEM TO LIFT HER UP AND RELINQUISH THE KIMURA LOCK!! AND DROPS HER UNPROTECTED ONTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX!
Rich Russillo: Woogie with a last-minute, desperate maneuver to sustain his longevity in this match, but continuing to put his left-arm through this much distress is only narrowing his career longevity. He clutches his arm in the corner opposite of Valentine as he uses his healthy, unharmed arm to bring him up to his feet. Woogie with a new fire in his eyes, more determined than ever as he now grabs Andrea and hooks her up! BRAINBUSTER! VALENTINE COUNTERS AND BRINGS HIM DOWN INTO A CRADLE!!
ONE… TWO….. THR-
James Peters: WOOGIE ESCAPES!! Both individuals now making up to their feet as ANDREA TWISTS FOR A SPINNING BACK FIST!! WOOGIE DUCKS AND SWINGS FORWARD FOR A PUNCH! Andrea is shocked as he continues to unveil southpaw right punches onto the champion. Woogie nails the kneecap with a pump kick before running and floating over! FLOAT-OVER DDT!! NO!! ANDREA WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN!! SHE JUMPS UP AND SHOOTS UP FOR A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!
Persephone: BUT WOOGIE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! That was the same stomp that initially started the targeting of the left-arm as WOOGIE rebounds off the ropes and swings forward! RUNNING LARIAT!! IT CONNECTS BUT WOOGIE USED THE IMPAIRED ARM FOR THE LARIAT! It may have turned the champion’s world upside down, but it may have done more harm than good. Woogie now pulls Valentine up to her feet.
Rich Russillo: ANDREA WITH A PERFECTLY-PLACED ROUNDHOUSE KICK ONTO THE LEFT-ARM, CAUSING MORE DAMAGE AS SHE CIRCLES AROUND WOOGIE AND LEAPS UP AND ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! ATOMIC BLONDE!! WOOGIE MANAGES TO SLITHER UNDERNEATH HER LEGS, SNATCH HER IN A WAIST LOCK AND DROP HER ONTO HER HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! WHAT TENACITY FROM THE WOOGIEMAN AS HE IS SOMEHOW A
James Peters: The Woogieman clutching his left-arm in agony, showing signs that the damage done to his arm has paid dividends to Andrea Valentine. He shakes it off in an attempt to disregard the torment as he gets in the stance! HE CROUCHES AND VALENTINE NOW RETURNS TO HIS FEET AND TURNS AROUND! HE HOOKS THE SIDE!! HERE WE GO!! HE HOISTS VALENTINE UP!! FOR THE BOTTTTTTTTTTTOMMMM!!!!
Persephone: NO!! WOOGIE IS UNABLE TO LIFT HER UP!! HIS LEFT ARM MALFUNCTIONED AS HE HOLDS IT IN AGONY. The referee checking on him as Valentine recovers, hops onto the back of his neck, and FLATTENS WOOGIE WITH AN INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!! THE ATOMIC BLONDE CONNECTS AS SHE ROLLS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND BEGINS TO ASCEND THE TURNBUCKLES.
Rich Russillo: This is all academic at this point but Andrea Valentine is looking to add a more emphatic statement before her world championship defence against Malcolm Jones. Woogie has yet to move or even flinch from that Atomic Blonde as Valentine usually goes for the V-Day diving somersault seated senton. She stands tall on the top turnbuckle, overseeing the down-and-out former champion! SHE SMIRKS BEFORE SOARING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!
James Peters: A SPLIT-LEGGED FROG SPLASH FROM ANDREA VALENTINE!!! A Valentine edition of the Five Star Swag Splash as takes a page out of the Big 092MLBOA’s playbook and sends a statement to her Grand Rampage challenger, Malcolm Jones. She hooks the legs!
ONE…. TWO…. THREE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX loudly blares throughout the Save Mart Center. Andrea Valentine gets up to her feet, holding the EAW World Championship in the air with a radiant smile on her face. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. ANNNNNDDDREEEEAAAA VALLLLENNNNTINNNNEEEE!!
Rich Russillo: Andrea Valentine with an amazing performance over The Woogieman here tonight in the main of Voltage, proving why she deserves to be at the tippity-top of Elite Answers Wrestling. However, she walks into Grand Rampage less than one-hundred percent compared to Malcolm Jones, who did not compete tonight. Do you think that will be detrimental to her chances of retaining in San Francisco?
James Peters: Well obviously, her being not at full strength is going to put her at a small disadvantage, but I don’t think it’s enough to be something for Malcolm Jones to be happy about. The person who endured the most amount of damage is Woogieman, who’s left arm was constantly torn apart by the high in-ring IQ of the EAW World Champion. I think Valentine has a pretty good chance of walking into that match without anything deterring her ability of retaining.
(Andrea looks into the camera and holds up the championship.)
Andrea Valentine (Off Mic): I’m more than ready for you, Malcolm. Bring your best next weekend, and just know that I really will be ready to bring mine. This championship is mine and you’re going to have to find some other way to get yourself to Pain for Pride.
(The beautiful blonde blows a kiss into the camera and tosses her air, full of confidence and her own brand of swagger. Andrea exits the ring, and makes her way up the ramp, and that’s the scene that ends this episode of Voltage.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)