(EAW intro plays.)
(A highlight video of Grand Rampage begins to play, recapping the respective journeys of the men and women of Voltage.)
(RECAP: SASS: Sierra and Sarah Supergirls, Raven Roberts, Jalyn Garcia, and Dr. Bethany Blue all represented Voltage in tri-brand championship matches. Jalyn Garcia would take on Dynasty’s Justin Windgate for the EAW New Breed Championship. The match between these two incredible men was amazing to say the least. When all was said and done, Jalyn proved himself to be one of the most talented newcomers this company has ever seen when dethroned Justin and won his first championship here in EAW. The rest of the Voltage representatives did not fare as well as Jalyn. Raven lost her rematch for the Universal Women’s Championship in controversial fashion. Minerva would be awarded the victory via pinfall, but Raven’s foot would be under the ropes. Dr. Bethany Blue would give the Specialists Champion, Darcy May Morgan, everything she had, but it just would not be enough. After being tortured by the doctor for weeks, Darcy would look to prove a point at Grand Rampage, and it’s that she can’t be fucked with. Darcy had an answer for everything Dr. Blue could come up with, even popping a dislocated shoulder back into place at one point! Darcy would retain and continue to be a dominant Specialists Champion. As for the Unified Tag Team Championship match, well that would end in heartbreak for SASS. Sierra Bradford and Sarah Price would fight valiantly despite all the fuckery that ensued in the build-up to the match. It would come down to Sierra and Viz inside the ring, and having injured her ankle earlier in the match, Sierra would be nothing more than prey for Viz. He would snap the rising star’s ankle AFTER she tapped out, and that would result in Sierra having to be carried out of the ring by Drake King.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The Interwire Championship was contested in a No Holds Barred match that pitted Lars Grier against Ms. Extreme. The hatred between these two individuals would be on full display as they beat one another bloody and attempted to end each other’s careers. Lars would eventually gain the advantage in the match, and he would look to put away Ms. Extreme, but before he could do that, the videotron would come on. Lars would see another rival, Terry Chambers, standing over the bodies of fallen Corvus members Levi and Rath. Consuela Rose Ava would make her way to the ring and beat the shit out of Lars with her black rose specter. She would cash in her 24/7 contract and make Lars Grier tap out, thus becoming the brand new Interwire Champion.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The EAW World Championship match was a stunning display of athleticism and counters, and sheer will to win. Andrea Valentine and Malcolm Jones competed against one another in a match that will no doubt be a ‘MOTY’ contender. Andrea proved to be a fighting champion as she took everything Malcolm had, and kept coming back. Malcolm continued to show the world that he is one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step foot inside EAW, and he was on the verge of putting Andrea away when Charlie Marr would rear his beautiful head. Charlie would hit the ring as Malcolm threw the referee at him, and that would cause the match to get thrown out. A brawl would erupt between Malcolm and Charlie that would only end when Andrea, tired of their shit, would take them both out and walk away from the ring with her championship like the queen she truly is.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Of course, the main event of the night was the Grand Rampage match itself. The Voltage Elitists in the match would definitely leave their mark. Newcomers such as The Grand Athletes, The Unique Ones, Maxwell, Gavin McArdle, and Colby Sol would show true grit inside the ring with some of EAW’s greats. Meanwhile, the Voltage kings, Terry Chambers, Rex McAllister, and Charlie Marr would further cement their legacies with impressive performances. Jack Ripley would make his return during this match, and things would come to a screeching halt for Charlie thanks to Malcolm Jones. When the match was over, and only one Elitist was left standing, it was none other than the standard bearer himself, Rex McAllister.)
(The highlight video fades out and the camera pans around the empty EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey. After a moment, the scene cuts to the broadcast booth where James Peters, Rich Russillo, and Persephone Tsitsipas are standing by. Rich and James are both wearing conflicting custom t-shirts tonight. James sports one that says “#TeamAlexis’ while Rich wears one that says “#TeamDoc’. Persephone is dressed in a stunning Marchesa evening gown, no doubt ready to host her celebration for Rex McAllister later on in the night.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another episode of Sunday N-
Persephone: IT’S REX MCALLISTER APPRECIATION NIGHT AND I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!! I LITERALLY CRIED FOR TWO HOURS AFTER GRAND REXPAGE!!! SEEING THE GREATEST MAN TO EVER LIVE DELIVER THE BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE EVENT’S HISTORY WAS THE MOST INSPIRING THING EVER!!!
(Persephone lets out of a dreamy sigh.)
Persephone: Ohmygod, give me Rex McAllister Grand Rexpage highlights over all these dumb survival story COVID videos any day!
James Peters: :skip:
Rich Russillo: She’s so cute when she’s excited over Rex!
James Peters: :skip: :skip: Anyways, tonight we have a great show plan-
Persephone: Highlighted of course by Rex’s celebration later on tonight!
Rich Russillo: Plenty of matc-
Persephone: Speaking of matches, Rex will be announcing what title he plans to fight for at Pain for Pride!!!!!
James Peters: We’re going to hear from the new Interwire Champ-
Persephone: I CAN’T WAIT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE REX MCALLISTER IS MY WORLD CHAMPION!!! :blessed:! :blessed:
Rich Russillo: And I can’t wait to live in a world where you are always this happy :wow:!!!!
James Peters: Oh for fuck’s sake…
(Mercifully, “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL begins to blast across the PA system.)
Bella Braxton: Please welcome back to Voltage… ‘THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER’ JACK RIPLEY!!!
James Peters: Well thank Gawd for that interruption. Here comes the man that returned to EAW last week during Grand Rampage!
Rich Russillo: Jack Ripley hasn’t been seen on Voltage since the last episode of the previous decade, and I would love to know where he’s been since then.
Persephone: Who fucking cares?! I wasn’t done talking about Rex’s win!!!! :noah:
James Peters: Oh well.
(Jack steps onto the stage while the commentators continue to banter, and there is no mistaking the grin on his face. He is definitely glad to be back, even if his return at Grand Rampage didn’t result in a big win for him. Jack makes his way down to the ring and takes the microphone from Bella.)
Jack Ripley: It’s been awhile, and returning at Grand Rampage was nothing short of incredible even if my demise in the match was at the hands of the man I hate more than anyone else in this company. I’ll get to that in a moment, but I definitely want to talk about where I’ve been the last few months. I’ve never been the type to run and hide, even when I’m injured. I’ve always been able to fight through the pain and protect myself, but after getting stabbed in the stomach with a railroad spike at Road to Redemption and then taking the same spike to the skull, I wasn’t able to continue the match. I had a severe concussion, lost a lot of blood, but during the medical examination after the match, the doctor found some damage in my left knee. This was just general wear and tear, from years of doing this and giving it my all, and they had to scope my knee and repair some damaged tissue inside of it. Recovery took longer than the six weeks that was expected, but I finally got cleared to come back and I knew I wanted to be part of Grand Rampage. Captain Charisma gave me a spot in the match, and I’m not even mad that it gave me a chance to get my hands on that stupid fuck Charlie Marr. It seems like karma is finally catching up to him, and things aren’t looking so great for him now. You hate to see it.
(Jack’s sarcasm is plain as day, as he shrugs his shoulders and mouths the words ‘oh well’.)
Jack Ripley: Watching his fall from ‘grace’ from the sidelines has been an interesting experience. Trust me, I wanted to be the one who took the EAW Championship from him, and that’s something I’ve had to deal with, but I’m not gunna act like I haven’t enjoyed watching the bearded bitch run around, trying to find some way to stay relevant. Watching him make the finals of the King of Elite tournament, only to get his brains scrambled by Jamie and pinned by Viz was fucking hilarious, and I highly doubt things are going to get any better. It seems like Malcolm Jones has a score to settle with Charlie thanks to all the bullshit that’s gone down between them. But I also have a score to settle. There’s no love lost between Charlie and myself, and it’s time we finally put it to bed. I was always going to come for his head after Road to Redemption, because even if I had won the EAW Championship, I know in my heart that it never would have been enough. I want to kill the man in a one-on-one match, and I think we can all agree that he deserves a slow and painful demise. Jones can have his chance at Charlie, but only after I get mine. When Captain Charisma and I were discussing my return, we talked about the unresolved issues between Charlie and myself. This goes beyond my whore of a sister, believe me, that’s not why I’m fighting this battle. It’s just personal and after getting eliminated by Charlie in my last two matches, I think it’s only fitting that the two of us step into the ring once again. Captain Charisma signed off on the match before Grand Rampage even started, but at Fighting Spirit, it’s going to be Charlie Marr versus Jack Ripley for the final time ever on Voltage. It’s going to be billed as an ‘Unsanctioned Match’ so the two of us can do whatever the fuck we want to one another. I don’t expect this match to be pretty. It damn sure won’t be easy. But when it’s done, we’ll both be moving on, having finally settled on who the better man between us really is.
Jack Ripley: I don’t take Charlie Marr seriously as a competitor. He got handed a fucking world title reign, something people like me work years to try and EARN. It made me sick to watch him parade around on Voltage like he was some type of king, using my sister AND Veena Adams as shields and puppets. They did the dirty work, and Charlie was able to hold on to that EAW World Championship for way too long. I got no respect for that, and I got no respect for him, and at Fighting Spirit, I’m going to beat the shit out of him. I’m going to kill his hopes of making it to Pain for Pride. I’m going to leave Malcolm Jones with nothing but scraps. But mark my words, I’m going to leave Charlie Marr in a pool of his own blood just like he did to me in December.
(Jack pauses for a moment, letting his words sink in because he knows that somewhere Charlie Marr is watching this.)
Jack Ripley: It feels great to be back, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for me. I know that we are on the road to Pain for Pride, and my goals have never been more clear. Road to Redemption left me hungry… starving, if you will, for the right to call myself world champion. I’m going to continue chasing that goal. I have proven myself in the tag team division, the PURE division, the National Elite Championship division, and now I want to prove myself at the highest level here in EAW. I know that when I started my career here, I never expected to be anything other than a tag team wrestler. I was happy being in a tag team and winning championships, and traveling the road with my best friend. But situations change, and we can either accept that and adapt, or pack our bags and leave. I said it earlier, I’m not quitter, and I fucking worked to make myself a legitimate threat in singles competition. I can hang with anyone in this company, and I know I can definitely stand at the top of it as a world champion. I’ve been through a lot, and have conquered a lot of demons. My body has healed and I’m ready to dig in, finish this season strong, and look towards the future where I will cement myself as one of the all-time greats. I can’t shoot much straighter than that.
(Jack lowers the microphone, and once again, his theme music begins to play. He stands in the middle of the ring for a moment and looks around at the empty arena. Taking Grand Rampage out of the equation, the last time Jack stood inside of a ring, it was in front of thousands of people back at Road to Redemption. The world has changed since then, but one thing that hasn’t is Jack Ripley. He still has the drive and the determination to make the most out of his time in EAW. )
(As Jack gets out of the ring, and begins to head up the ramp, Voltage fades into a promotional ad for the Dynasty exclusive event, Gateway to Glory.)
(A promotional ad for Gateway to Glory airs! Catch the last Dynasty exclusive free-per-view of the season as it airs from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on May 16th, 2020! See Drake King do double duty as he defends the World Heavyweight Championship against the resurgent SOSA Henderson. See Drizzy and Vizzy take on Fire and Ice with the Unified Tag Team Championships on the line. Those two matches, plus more, as the men and women of Dynasty look to make a lasting impression on one another as they head to Pain for Pride!)
(Voltage returns from break and the commentators can be heard talking in the background.)
James Peters: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to Voltage. Coming up the next we have a huge match between two newcomers. SEBAS will go one on one against Colt Valentine in what is going to be a very interesting match!
Rich Russillo: It’s going to be a clash of styles for sure! SEBAS is an energetic high flyer, capable of doing unbelievable things inside the squared circle. Colt Valentine on the other hand is unpredictable! We don’t know what he has in store for his opponent tonight!
Bella Braxton: The following contest is set for one fall!
(“Unbreakable” by Fireflight blasts throughout the empty arena as Colt Valentine shows up on stage)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, weighing in at 203 pounds… Colt Valentine!!!
Rich Russillo: Well, we don’t know much about this guy. He might as well be a communist spy for all we know. It’s safe to say that I don’t trust him though! I don’t like the way he looks!
James Peters: Of course you know nothing about him, he is debuting tonight! Give him enough time and you will realise just how talented this guy really is. Trust me, Colt Valentine might be the next big thing. He has grit and talent, don’t count him out just yet.
(‘La Guayaba’ by Riccie Oriach plays up as Colt Valentine is seen waiting near the corner for his opponent. SEDAS shows up on stage with an energetic look in his face. He jumps a couple of times and then makes his way down the ramp with fast pace)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic… weighing in at 205 pounds… SEBAS!
James Peters: These guys weigh the same at around 200 pounds, so I think neither one of the two is going to have the weight advantage tonight!
James Peters: Interesting, right?
Persephone: No, I mean WOW! James Peters has a PhD in math!
James Peters: …
Rich Russillo: Well, what he said, although obvious, it’s true! They are both light heavyweights so I am expecting a high octane fight from the two, filled with jumps, flips and hard crashes to the canvas.
(SEBAS enters the ring as his tune fades out)
(DING DING DING)
Rich Russillo: Here we go, the match is officially underway. SEBAS and Colt Valentine, two Voltage newcomers are going to square off tonight to see who has what it takes to become a true Elitist in his future! The two lock up in the middle of the ring, collar and elbow tie up. SEBAS somehow manages to wrestle Colt down to the mat as the two are still grappling, side headlock… nope, nevermind! SEBAS got out of the way, both are back to their feet… WHAT A DROPKICK BY SEBAS! OUT OF NOWHERE! A SICK THUD ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE EMPTY ARENA AS COLT VALENTINE DROPS DOWN TO THE MAT HARD.
James Peters: This is what SEBAS is all about, he is unpredictable and he can switch up his offense at any given moment! Wait a minute! It looks like Colt Valentine has decided to take a breather at ringside as he rolls out of the ring… smart move here by Colt. Or maybe he is just a coward?
Persephone: If you need a timeout against a loser like SEBAS you are definitely a loser yourself. I can’t believe what I’m seeing here.
Rich Russillo: Colt is now jogging outside the ring, he is stretching and taunting SEBAS. He is trying to get under his opponent’s skin, no doubt about that. The question is, will it work? SEBAS is not impressed at all, he charges in… NO WAY! SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE! HE JUST TOOK OUT COLT VALENTINE WITH THAT DIVE! SO MUCH FOR TAKING A BREATHER, COLT JUST GOT LAID OUT BY SEBAS.
James Peters: Well, if there was a crowd, I’m sure they would be cheering for what we have just seen. Absolutely incredible offense by SEBAS. But he is not done yet, he is stalking Colt Valentine as he gets back to his feet. SEBAS charges in… TORNADO DDT ON THE OUTSIDE! COLT MIGHT BE OUT COLD! SEBAS JUST TOOK HIM OUT WITH A VICIOUS DDT.
Persephone: Urgh! Does this guy even know that they are supposed to fight INSIDE the ring? I mean, what’s even the point in setting it up if they just fight on the ramp! I hope they get both counted out! Ref! Do something!
Rich Russillo: SEBAS is in complete control as he now rolls back inside the ring. Colt Valentine is still on the outside, laid out. I don’t think he even knows where he is. Wait a second… what does SEBAS have in mind now? He is climbing the top turnbuckle. Oh no! Are we going to see his signature Moonsault to the outside? This is a high risk maneuver, but Colt is in perfect position! The referee is screaming at SEBAS, he is trying to convince him not to do it… BUT SEBAS DOESN’T LISTEN! SEBAS WITH THE MOONSAULT TO COLT VALENTINE BUT NOBODY’S HOME! COLT VALENTINE GOT OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME AS SEBAS CRASHED ON THE FLOOR WITH A HORRIFIC LANDING! I THINK HE MIGHT BE HURT!
Persephone: No shit, Sherlock! Of course he is hurt. He might even be injured at this point, but that’s what you get for using high risk maneuvers especially when there’s no crowd to entertain. That’s just so dumb on so many levels! Why would he do that?!
James Peters: SEBAS has the heart of a warrior, no doubt, but this time around it cost him big time. Colt Valentine is back to his feet and is showing a wide smile on his face. The match is over, all he has to do is to drag SEBAS inside the ring and put him out of his misery, no way he is coming back from this! Colt Valentine picks SEBAS up, he throws him back in… the cover…
Rich Russillo: Kickout! Wow! I thought that was it for SEBAS. Colt has to stay on him now and not lose the advantage he gained. Colt locks SEBAS in a tight headlock in the middle of the ring, although I am not sure it’s the right choice! He should probably go for the kill with the Beauty Shot instead!
James Peters: I think it’s a great strategy actually! He needs to wear SEBAS down until he inevitably breaks! Sounds like the perfect plan to me. SEBAS is trying to fight back though. He is now back on his feet, as Colt refuses to let him go! OOOF! Stiff elbows to the chest of Colt! He releases the headlock… NOPE! SUPERKICK BY COLT VALENTINE, HE JUST LAID SEBAS OUT! THE COVER…
James Peters: No! Kickout from SEBAS! He still has some fight left in him, I cannot believe it! Maybe it’s best for him to just take the L and live to fight another day, I don’t think kicking out was a good idea! Well, Colt Valentine looks like he wants to put this one in the history books either way. COLT RUNS TO THE ROPES…. HANDSPRING MOONSAULT! IT CONNECTS TO PERFECTION… THIS HAS TO BE IT….
Rich Russillo: Kickout once again! SEBAS simply refuses to give up! He is still in this match! The referee steps in to make sure he is still willing to continue the match, SEBAS nods as Colt is pacing in the ring, visibly frustrated. SEBAS is so resilient! But will it be enough! Colt Valentine is now stalking SEBAS, he is waiting for him to get back to his feet. He is trying to put this one away once and for all… COLT VALENTINE GOES FOR THE BEAUTY SHOT! NO! SEBAS MANAGED TO DUCK UNDERNEATH AND HE DODGED THE MOVE! SEBAS WITH HIS SIGNATURE CODEBREAKER! COLT VALENTINE COLLAPSES TO THE MAT, HE IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT.
James Peters: But Wait! Why isn’t SEBAS going for the cover? No.. please, tell me this is not happening! SEBAS is going ONCE AGAIN to the top turnbuckle! This kid is just stubborn! He wants to win this match his way and he doesn’t seem to care about what happened earlier in the match. SEBAS LEAPS IN THE AIR, SHOOTING STAR PRESS! HE CONNECTED THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO PERFECTION! THE COVER….
(DIG DING DING)
(‘La Guayaba’ by Riccie Oriach plays out as the referee lifts the hand of SEBAS in celebration)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s your winner. SEBAS!!!
Rich Russillo: Well, tonight we have learned a very important lesson! If at first you don’t succeed just try again and again until you win!
Persephone: Or you die because of internal bleeding…
Rich Russillo: I know a thing or two about internal bleeding because my heart is bleeding for your love, Persephone…
James Peters: Either way, SEBAS just proved to the world why he has a bright future in EAW! Everyone thought that botched moonsault was going to cost him the match yet he dug down deep, survived everything Colt Valentine threw at him and found a way to turn things around big time! What a sensational win!
Rich Russillo: You can say that alright! Colt has nothing to be ashamed of, obviously, he did what he could. But SEBAS was just a little more resilient and in the end that got him the win.
(SEBAS follows up his Fight Grid win with his first win on Voltage. He celebrates as Voltage fades into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Zoloft featuring half the EAW roster.)
(Voltage returns and “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes begins to play inside the empty Performance Center.)
Bella Braxton: Please welcome the new EAW Interwire Champion… CONSUELA ROSE AVA!
(Consuela steps onto the stage and begins to make her way to the ring. She’s dressed in a pair of designer jeans, black Louboutin heels, and a vintage Cameron Ella Ava T-shirt that has been modified and cropped.)
Persephone: Oh gag me. If there is one thing I really don’t give a shit about right now, it’s Consuela Rose Ava. The fucking Ava family drama is getting so old at this point, and honestly guys, I really wish someone would just hit them all with a flaming Equalizer. That was literally like so funny. I just could not even.
James Peters: :skip: A decorated female athlete and barrier breaker lost her career last weekend at the hands of our Chairman and you want to talk about how you wish her sisters would have suffered the same fate? :dahell:
Persephone: I mean, I didn’t stutter and don’t even act like you’re surprised. The Avas bore me. Someone wake me up when this is over.
Rich Russillo: Nevertheless, it should be interesting to hear what Consuela has to say tonight. Never in a million years did I think she would use the 24/7 Contract to take the Interwire Championship while her sister reigned as champion.
James Peters: Well some could say that Consuela actually saved the Interwire Championship from falling into the hands of Lars Grier and The Corvus. He was about to finish off Ms. Extreme when Consuela came out and destroyed his knee, then made him tap. From what we understand, Lars had his knee successfully repaired but there is no timetable on when or if he will return.
(Consuela is in the ring now with the microphone and she takes a look at the Interwire Championship that she wears around her waist. Her music fades out, but she doesn’t immediately start talking. There is a storm of emotions in Consuela’s dark eyes, and it almost appears as if she is struggling to find the words she wants to use. Her ruby red lips finally part, and a soft sigh is heard.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Over the course of my career, I’ve had to make a lot of difficult decisions that often led to me sacrificing some of my own goals. A few months ago when Camille told me she intended to chase the Interwire Championship and end the reign of Dr. Bethany Blue, I’ll admit that I was crushed. I made it my New Year’s Resolution to go after that championship and become one of the best Interwire Champions in the belt’s history. I hated sitting back and watching Dr. Blue destroy the legacy of the belt, a belt that Cameron helped elevate to unprecedented heights a few years ago and I knew that I wanted to add my name to the list of Interwire champions. But when Camille gets something in her head, there’s no stopping her, and after everything my family went through at the hands of Mr. DEDEDE and seeing my mother get hurt, and everything else in between, I made the decision right then and there that I would NOT fight with my family. I let Camille chase the prize she wanted, and I turned my attention towards the imbecile Lars Grier, who made it clear back at Road to Redemption that he was coming for my 24/7 Contract. At King of Elite, I watched with my eyes full of pride as my little sister was able to achieve the goal she set for herself and that was to end the tyrannical reign of Dr. Bethany Blue and take the Interwire Championship. It was inspiring, especially when you factor in that Camille was never supposed to wrestle again. Gives me hope for Cameron, but I don’t want to go down that road right now as I’m still trying to process everything…
(Consuela has to stop for a moment and gather her thoughts. The relationship between the twins hasn’t always been perfect, but at the end of the day, there are certain bonds that just can’t be severed, and the ties that hold Cameron and Consuela together for all eternity is one of them. It’s obvious ‘The Perfectionist’ is hurting.)
Consuela Rose Ava: The point is, watching Camille capture the Interwire Championship motivated me to go out and beat Lars’ ass and make him regret ever coming at me like I was some kind of weak target. Since I won the contract, people have automatically assumed they can come at me for it, expecting me to just roll over and not fight. Those people clearly never understood exactly who Consuela Rose Ava really is, and I like to think I left a lasting impression on everyone that I have put down this season. I’m not perfect, even though I strive for that, and at King of Elite, I didn’t have the performance I wanted. Lars had me on the brink of defeat, and Camille came in and saved the day. I know she wanted to be my hero. She’s protective like that. But I have always been the type of woman who fights her own battles. I was always going to cross paths with Lars again, whether he would have won at King of Elite or not, but Camille made it her fight, and I stepped back to see how it would play out. It didn’t go any better for her than it did for me.
Consuela Rose Ava: That’s when I found myself faced with another difficult decision.
Consuela Rose: Do I intervene and finish off what’s always been my fight? Or do I let the Interwire Championship fall into the hands of Lars and The Corvus? It was a no brainer. Terry and I took out The Corvus before I marched down to that ring. I put myself first at Grand Rampage and I finished the fight that was started against ME. I hate that it came at Camille’s expense but sometimes there’s a price to pay when you insert yourself into the business of others.
(Before Consuela can say anything else, “Gangsta” by New Years Day begins to play across the PA system. Ms. Extreme walks out dressed in ripped jeans, combat boots, the same Cameron shirt as Consuela, and her trademark leather jacket.)
Rich Russillo: Oh boy! Here comes Ms. Extreme and she doesn’t seem too happy at the moment. I know the Ava family came together last weekend to support Cameron and Jamie, but the show goes on, and clearly there’s some things that need to be addressed between these two.
James Peters: I’m not sure how this is going to go, because at the conclusion of the match last weekend, Ms. Extreme looked crestfallen and confused. It was easy to see the hurt in her eyes, and how she reacted to Consuela’s apology, and it’s not often that we see someone like Ms. Extreme so vulnerable.
(Ms. Extreme is in the ring now and she is standing in front of Consuela. The two sisters and stablemates stare at one another, before Ms. Extreme’s eyes drift down to the Interwire Championship. She’s got her own microphone and as her music fades out, she begins to speak.)
Ms. Extreme: Right now, our family is dealing with a lot and the last thing I want to do is come out here and fight with you, but I still have one question I want answered. If you wanted to chase the Interwire Championship, why didn’t you speak up?
Consuela Rose Ava: Because you had your heart set on it, and once you want something, you go for it regardless of the consequences and how it may affect other people. You’re very narrow minded in that way, Camille, and that’s not a bad thing, that’s just who you are as a competitor. It just means that you only ever see what you want to see, and to hell with everyone else.
Ms. Extreme: While I won’t argue with that, it’s a little different when it comes to you. Since July, the two of us have been primarily side-by-side. We have fought on the same side, travelled the roads back when that was a thing, and got to know one another on an entirely different level than we knew one another before. We’ve gotten closer, and I’m grateful for that because you and I haven’t always been on the same page. I would literally kill someone for you, and I really wish you would have just said something…
Consuela Rose Ava: There’s no sense in going down that road, because what is it going to solve? What’s done is done. I know you wanted to take the Interwire Championship into Pain for Pride and defend it proudly, but I’m going to do that now. The situation with Lars and The Corvus was always my fight, because he targeted MY contract. You’re my sister and I love you, but I did what I had to do. It was always my fight, not yours, and I think we can all rest peacefully knowing that we probably won’t ever see Lars Grier again.
(Consuela pauses for a moment and it’s because Ms. Extreme looks conflicted. She obviously wanted to be the one to end Lars and send him packing, but things just hadn’t worked out that way.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I suppose you’re out here because you want your rematch at Fighting Spirit? You want a chance to head into Pain for Pride for the second year in a row as a champion.
(Ms. Extreme looks directly at Consuela, and Consuela isn’t able to read her little sister’s expression.)
Ms. Extreme: It’s my dream every year to walk into Pain for Pride as a champion, Consuela. That’s what we fight for here in EAW, and that’s what our sister was fighting for last weekend before her career was taken away by the biggest piece of shit I have ever met. But something else happened last weekend as well. Ryan Adams almost took away more than Cameron’s career, and while I KNOW she will come back and be back in this ring, if her unborn child had died… that is something that could have never been replaced or given a second chance. It hit me in that moment, the second we found out she was pregnant and the baby wasn’t harmed, just how important my family is to me. Trust me, I was pissed at you. I was pissed at myself for letting the match with Lars reach that point. I was pissed because I wasn’t given the chance to see if I could finish the match. But I guess that’s kind of what I did to you back at King of Elite. And no matter how incredible it felt to smash Lars across the head with the Interwire Championship, I still didn’t give you the chance to do things on your own, no matter what the outcome would have been.
(Ms. Extreme gives Consuela a tiny smile.)
Ms. Extreme: That being said, my anger is gone. It’s been replaced by a ton of different emotions since then, and right now, the primary ones are love and respect for you. I’m not going to ask for my rematch. I won’t fight with you. I don’t know how I will get on the Pain for Pride card, but I will find a way. My ultimate goal is to become a world champion, and I think it’s time I start working towards that because as we both know now, everything we want and hope for can be taken away in an instant. No matter what happens to me as we head into the end of the season, I look forward to watching you reign as the EAW Interwire Champion.
(Ms. Extreme lowers the microphone and immediately goes to embrace Consuela. Consuela pulls her sister close, and the sisters share a loving embrace in the middle of the ring.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for tissues and lotion featuring Gavin Kirkland. He can’t stop watching Candice Blair’s nip slip during Showdown.)
(Voltage returns and cuts to Bella.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
(“Midnight Rider” by A Memory Down begins to play and out walks the creepy, bloodthirsty Kristopher Killbourne.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from wherever the hell he is from… weighing in at 264 pounds… Kristopher Killbourne!!!
(Killbourne looks around at the nearly empty arena with a wild look in his eyes and begins to make his way to the ring.)
Persephone: This guy really sucks! For someone who fancies himself a serial killer, he certainly hasn’t done anything to prove his worth to EAW. All he does is lose. Like what a loser!
Rich Russillo: So eloquently put my queen! Kristopher Killbourne has definitely struggled since signing with EAW. He is a man of few words, so who really knows what’s on his mind as he walks into this match tonight.
James Peters: Well Kristopher is facing one of the biggest stars on Voltage tonight and he’s going to have his hands full. I really don’t think tonight is going to be his night :lupe:!!!!
(Kristopher Killbourne is in the ring now and he is clearly creeping out Bella with his weird blue eyes. She steps outside of the ring and gets onto the apron just to put some more distance between the two of them.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT!!!!
(“If Ya Smell” by Adam Massare begins to play.)
Bella Braxton (way more excited than usual): FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA… WEIGHING IN AT 260 POUNDS… HE IS THE LIVING LEGEND… THE WOOGIEMAN!!!
James Peters: :blessed:! :blessed:! :blessed:!
Rich Russillo: :blessed:! :blessed:! :blessed:!
Persephone: How fucking boring…
(No words need to be spoken as one of the greatest Elitists EVER walks to the ring. The Woogieman looks incredible as he gets into the ring. He stares down the evil Kristopher Killbourne and signals for the referee to ring the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: HERE WE GO! WOOGIE MAKES A BEELINE TOWARDS KILLBOURNE AND HITS HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH A BIG BOOT! KILLBOURNE CRASHES THE MAT AND WOOGIE BEGINS STOMPING AWAY ON HIM! KILLBOURNE TRIES TO ROLL TOWARDS THE ROPES, BUT WOOGIE GRABS HIM UP BY THE HAIR AND NAILS HIM WITH A HUGE RIGHT HAND!
Rich Russillo: ANOTHER RIGHT HAND FROM WOOGIE! HE BACKS KILLBOURNE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE ROPES WITH THOSE MASSIVE RIGHT HANDS! HE SWITCHES TO CHOPS AND THE CHEST OF KRISTOPHER KILLBOURNE IS TURNING BRIGHT RED! KILLBOURNE ATTEMPTS TO NAIL WOOGIE WITH A RIGHT HAND OF HIS OWN, BUT WOOGIE DUCKS AND NAILS KRISTOPHER KILLBOURNE RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES WITH A PALM STRIKE!!!!
Persephone: Rex has better palm strikes…
James Peters: With all due respect, Persephone, you will shut the fuck up and enjoy the greatness that is The Woogieman like the rest of us.
James Peters: WOOGIE WITH EVEN MORE PALM STRIKES TO KRISTOPHER KILLBOURNE AND KILLBOURNE’S NOSE IS POURING BLOOD NOW! WOOGIE LIGHTS HIM UP WITH AN UPPERCUT AND WHIPS HIM ACROSS THE RING! WOOGIE CATCHES KILLBOURNE ON THE REBOUND WITH A HUGE SPINEBUSTER AND JUMPS TO HIS FEET! WOOGIE RIPS OFF HIS ELBOW PAD AND TOSSES IT INTO THE CROWD!!!
Persephone: … well that was stupid.
Rich Russillo: WOOGIE HITS THE ROPES AND DROPS THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW DOWN ACROSS THE CHEST OF KRISTOPHER KILLBOURNE! KILLBOURNE’S CHEST IS PROBABLY CRACKED NOW DUE TO THE ABSOLUTE FORCE BEHIND THE BEST ELBOW DROP IN THE BUSINESS!!! WOOGIE HOOKS THE LEGS FOR THE COVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: AND HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THE WOOGIEMAN!!!!
James Peters: :blessed: THE GOAT WINS! THE GOAT WINS!!
Rich Russillo: WHAT AN AMAZING MATCH!!!! :blessed:
James Peters: WOOGIE IS AMAZING!
Rich Russillo: INCREDIBLE!
James Peters: A FUCKING LEGEND!
Persephone: Are you fucking serious right now?
(“If Ya Smell” by Adam Massare begins to play once again and The Woogieman gets up and stands over the fallen body of Kristopher Killbourne. The referee raises the goat’s hand, and Woogie seems pretty confident about his performance tonight on Voltage.)
Rich Russillo: If there is a BBB title match at Pain for Pride, you have to think that The Woogieman is going to be the favorite. He just dominated a man that some people thought would have a great future here on Voltage.
James Peters: Absolutely, Rich! The Woogieman just sent a message to everyone in EAW who might have BBB Bhampionship dreams. Woogie is looking to get that belt in his hands once again, and he is going to stop at nothing to get it back!
(The camera takes a final shot of Woogie celebrating his big win before fading into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for the Maury Show featuring Xander Payne. He demands that Maury test the fetus inside of Cameron Ella Ava because he doesn’t believe Jamie O’Hara is the father :wow:!!!)
(Voltage returns and once again, the commentating trio can be heard talking amongst themselves.)
James Peters: Welcome back to Elite Answers Wrestling’s most exciting weekly episodic television show, Sunday Night Voltage! Coming up next, two of EAW’sVoltage’s most promising prodigies will do battle. Two great forces will wage war, for not only themselves, but for partners of both sides. Coming up next, the menacing Komatsu Ogawa faces off against “The Braw Brilliance” Limmy Monaghan!
Rich Russillo: Oh man, I can’t wait for this one!
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SINGLES MATCH, SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
(‘Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)’ begins to reverberate throughout the arena as Limmy Monaghan and Mark Macias appear on stage, waving to the crowd, large smiles etched on their faces.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF GLASGOW, SCOTTTTLANNNDDDDDD, WEIGHING IN AT 180 POUNDSSSSS, COMPETING AT THE SIDE OF MAAARRRRKKKK MACCCIIAAASSSSSS, LIMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY “THE PINK PERFEEECCTTTIIIOOONNNNNNN” MOOOOOOONNNNNAAAAGGGHHHAAAANNNNNNN!!!
Rich Russillo: The newfound friendship between both Mark Macias and Limmy Monaghan, and Komatsu Ogawa and Shawn Sturgis create quite an interesting scenario for us tonight. The Grand Athletes and The Unique Ones had an amazing match before Grand Rampage, and I’m excited to see all four in singles action tonight.
James Peters: Limmy Monaghan also doesn’t shy away from bending the rules in his favor, or using tactics many of us would consider dirty. Limmy’s in ring technique is excellent, combining a variety of styles found in promotions around the world. From ameutur wrestling, to high flying, even utilizing elements of strong style, Limmy’s supreme athleticism has made him a top prospect here on Voltage. He’s also quite an oddity, in terms of personality. He’s certainly individualistic to say the least, but don’t let his peculiar personality fool you. He’s capable of ending any competitor in a flash, by hook or by crook, Limmy Monaghan gets it done.
Persephone: Ew. I’ve already seen enough of this physical embodiment of a Q-Tip. Bring out the other nobody already, sheesh.
(Limmy Monaghan rolls into the ring, as Mark Macias stands behind him at ringside. ‘Stabbing In The Dark’ by Ice Nine Kills begins to echo throughout the arena as the bright lights slowly dim. “The Serpent King’s” eerie presence is felt through a cloud of blood red mist. Komatsu Ogawa and Shawn Sturgis appear on stage, Ogawa intently focused on Limmy Monaghan, who seems, almost, nonchalant about the spectacle.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT, ACCOMPANIED BY SHAWN STURGIS, WEIGHING IN AT 251 POOOOUUUNNNDSSSS, WRESTLING OUT OF KABUKICHOOOOOO, TOKYOOOOO, JAPPPAANNNNNNN, “THE SEEEERRRPPPPPPEEEEENNNNNT KIIINNNGGGGG” KOMATSUUUUUUUUUU OGGGGGAAAAWWWWAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
James Peters: Looking deep into the eyes of “The Serpent King” I see nothing but darkness. If one were to open a dictionary and search for the word vile, you’d see a photo of Komatsu Ogawa. He simply loves pain. He loves to feel pain, he loves even more to inflict pain, it’s as if excruciating pain is a drug to him. Ogawa’s nasty attitude and methodology is only complemented by his wrestling prowess and elite skillset. Despite how you may feel about his person, one cannot deny the superb athleticism and supreme ring IQ he displays every time he appears in the squared circle.
(Komatsu Ogawa makes his way to the ring with Shawn Sturgis by his side, grimly eyeing Limmy Monaghan.)
(The referee signals for the timekeeper to ring the bell, indicating the official beginning of the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
James Peters: AND WE ARE UNDERWAY! Limmy Monaghan perhaps looking for a slow start, as is typical of him. Both men paw at each other, attempting to feel the other out, both looking for an early advantage, as Ogawa quickly attempts a lariat, looking to catch Limmy by surprise! But he’s unsuccessful, as Monaghan avoids it, Limmy returns with a forearm to the face, NOW REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES, LOOKING FOR A SLINGBLADE! BUT OGAWA CAUGHT HIM, LOOKING FOR A COUNTER NOW!! DROPPING LIMMY MONAGHAN ON HIS HEAD WITH A NASTY GERMAN SUPLEX!!! WHAT AN OPENING SEQUENCE!!!
RIch Russillo: Limmy Monaghan appeared to be off to a successful start, but was quickly reminded as to why Komatsu Ogawa is one of the most promising and dangerous competitors Voltage has to offer, What a counter. Ogawa with the early momentum looking to implement his game plan. To pick Limmy apart piece by piece, Heading back to the well, Monaghan’s attempting to get back to a vertical base, OGAWA BOUNDING OFF THE ROPES, FLIES AT LIMMY WITH A BIG ELBOW STRIKE!!! BUT LIMMY AVOIDS IT, GOES AROUND THE BACK AND DRIVES KOMATSU DOWN WITH A JUMPING NECKBREAKER!!! YOU COULD HEAR THAT ONE!!! An incredible counter from Limmy Monaghan, but he’s not done yet! LIMMY MONAGHAN TAKING A STEP BACK, A DIVING MOONSAULT LANDS TO PERFECTION FOR LIMMY!!!!! WHAT ATHLETICISM FROM THE SCOTSMAN, PUTTING ON ABSOLUTE CLINIC FOR US TONIGHT!!!
Persephone: Limmy now stomping at the legs of Ogawa, utilizing a more methodical method against the crafty Komatsu. Ogawa rolling out of the ring, wisely avoiding any further damage. But Limmy will offer him no quarter, no mercy from “The Pink Perfection”. Limmy Monaghan looking for something big, POTENTIALLY LOOKING FOR A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE ON THE OUTSIDE!!! LIMMY CHARGES AT KOMATSU AND HE FIRES THE KNEE!!! BUT KOMATSU NARROWLY ESCAPES, NOW LIMMY RETURNS, BUT IS CAUGHT BY OGAWA, OH NO!!! KOMATSU OGAWA ATTEMPTING “THE NEUROTOXIN” NOT ON THE FLOOR, THIS WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR LIMMY!!! HE’S GOT LIMMY SUSPENDED HIGH IN THE AIR!! BUT MONAGHAN ESCAPES OUT THE BACKDOOR BEFORE KOMATSU HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DROP HIM!! LIMMY MONAGHAN GOING BACK TO THE WELL AGAIN AND DELIVERS A SLINGBLADE ON THE OUTSIDE!!! A SLINGBLADE TO KOMATSU!!! DRIVING DOWN “THE SERPENT KING” NECK FIRST ON THAT UNFORGIVING FLOOR!!
James Peters: What a counter from Limmy Monaghan. Once again obtaining the advantage in this match. Limmy Monaghan now rolling Komatsu Ogawa back into the ring, looking to maintain his momentum. Limmy attempting a superkick! Ogawa avoids it, bounding off the ropes, spinning around looking for a discus elbow!! But Limmy counters with a spinning heel kick to the midsection! What a move! Limmy Monaghan with a brilliant counter, now launching himself off the ropes! A LETHAL DROPKICK TO THE CHEST OF KOMATSU OGAWA! LIMMY MONAGHAN PUTTING ON A CLINIC ONCE AGAIN!!
Rich Russillo: Komatsu Ogawa is in big trouble! LIMMY MONAGHAN ONCE AGAIN ATTEMPTING A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!!! OGAWA CAUGHT HIM, LIMMY MISFIRED, KOMATSU OGAWA CATCHES THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!!! KOMATSU ATTEMPTING A LARIAT, BUT LIMMY AVOIDS IT AND DELIVERS A PELE KICK!!! THAT OVERHEAD PELE KICK RIGHT ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! WHAT A MOVE FROM LIMMY!! HE GOES IN FOR THE PIN, THIS COULD BE IT FOR KOMATSU!!!
James Peters: KICKOUT! Komatsu Ogawa stays alive in this match, barely hanging on! Shawn Sturgis wearing a look of eerie concern, he knows that was extremely close to being the end of the match. Komatsu Ogawa attempting to get to his feet, dazed and unstable. Limmy Monaghan sizing him up, he’s looking to continue this hot streak! Limmy fires a roundhouse kick, but Ogawa avoids it AND TURNS IT INTO A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!! GOING FOR THE PIN!!!
Rich Russillo: Lighting quick speed from Komatsu Ogawa, just when it was beginning to look like Limmy may have sealed his fate, Komatsu Ogawa countered in a flash! Limmy is now stumbling back to his feet, but he’s run right into Komatsu, who has bad intentions in mind!! Komatsu Ogawa looking perhaps for a piledriver, he’s used this move so effectively in the past and it appears he’s setting Limmy up for a devastating one!! OGAWA LIFTS LIMMY, HE’S IN POSITION, LIMMY MONAGHAN ABOUT TO TAKE HIS FINAL RIDE!!! BUT LIMMY ESCAPES OUT THE BACK DOOR, AVOIDING THE POTENTIAL PILEDRIVER!!! NOW LIMMY WITH A NASTY BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE SPINE OF KOMATSU!!! I’VE NEVER SEEN LIMMY DO THAT BEFORE, BUT HE’S CERTAINLY REACHING DEEP INTO HIS BAG OF TRICKS!!! NOW LIMMY MONAGHAN WITH ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF OGAWA, DROPPING THE BIG MAN DOWN TO A KNEE!!!! WHAT INNOVATION FROM MONAGHAN!!!! NOW LIMMY OFF THE ROPES, LOOKING TO TAKE KOMATSU OUT OF THIS MATCH FOR GOOD!!! BUT OGAWA CAUGHT HIM AND KOMATSU OGAW LOADS HIM UP FOR A PILEDRIVER AGAIN, WILL THE SECOND TIME BE THE CHARM?!?!? YES!!!! OMATSU OGAWA DRIVES THE SKULL OF LIMMY MONAGHAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH THAT PROLIFIC PILEDRIVER!!!! KOMATSU GOING IN FOR THE PIN AGAIN, HE COULD FINISH IT HERE!!!
James Peters: KICKOUT!!!! KODWAKDLOSO!!!! HOW HAS HE MANAGED TO KICK OUT OF THAT DEVASTATING PILEDRIVER!!! MARK MACIAS LETTING OUT A SIGH OF RELIEF THAT LIMMY IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS MATCH!! WHAT RESOLVE FROM MONAGHAN!!! Komatsu Ogawa wasting no time at all, bringing Limmy back to his feet, looking to put the nail in the coffin of Limmy Monaghan. KOMATSU OGAWA LOOKING FOR THE “OBSIDIAN FLAME” HE’S SURELY GOING TO END THE MATCH HERE AND NOW, THIS IS IT!! IF HE HITS THIS IT’S OVER!! OOBBBBBSSSIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDIIIIIIAAAAAAAA-NO, WHAT THE HELL?!?!
Rich Russillo: LIMMY FIGHTS OUT OF THE “OBSIDIAN DRIVER” SOMEHOW AND NAILS A SUPERKICK RIGHT ON THE JAW OF KOMATSU!!!! WHAT A MOVE, WHAT A COUNTER, WHAT A MAN!!!!!!
Persephone: NOW LIMMY ONCE AGAIN ATTEMPTING A SUPERKICK TO FINISH THE JOB!!! OGAWA AVOIDS IT AND ATTEMPTS ANOTHER DISCUS ELBOW SMASH!! HE NAILS IT!!!! HE DRIVES HIS FOREARM THROUGH THE JAW AND SOUL OF LIMMY MONAGHAN, BUT LIMMY FIRES BACK WITH A PELE KICK, LANDING RIGHT ON THE BUTTON!!!!! WHAT A SEQUENCE!!! BOTH MEN FALL TO THE CANVAS!!! WOW!!! WHAT A GOD DAMN MATCH!! BOTH MEN STRUGGLING TO FIND ANY MORE RESOLVE, ANY MORE PERSEVERANCE, NAY SHRED OF ENERGY THEY HAVE LEFT IN THEIR BODIES!!
James Peters: Both struggling to get to a vertical base, but Limmy Monaghan seems to be getting to his feet first. Eyeing Komatsu Ogawa, clenching his jaw, reminded of that horrid elbow that Komatsu Ogawa gave him. LIMMY MONAGHAN LOOKING FOR THE “HOUSE OF FUN” BRAINBUSTER, THIS WILL SURELY FINISH KOMATSU OGAWA TONIGHT!!! LIMMY LOOKING TO DROP KOMATSU ON HIS HEAD, TO BURY KOMATSU AND BRUN THE GRAVE, HE’S GOING TO FINISH IT!!! LIMMY WITH THE HO-NO, KOMATSU OGAWA WITH A KNEE TO THE SKULL OF LIMMY, NOW DELIVERING A MASSIVE LARIAT TO LIMMY!!!!! TAKING HIS HEAD!!! MY GOD, THIS IS FUCKING IT!!! THIS IS THE END!!!
RIch Russillo: WHAT THE HELL?!?! MARK MACIAS BARKING AT KOMATSU OGAWA, HE’S GOT HIS ATTENTION!!! NOW MARK MACIAS LOOKING TO ATTACK SHAWN STURGIS!!! KOMATSU OGAWA ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, NOW OGAWA WITH THE “MASAKARRRIIIIIIIIII”!!! THAT “MASAKARI” CLOTHESLINE TAKING THE HEAD OFF MARK MACIAS, HE’S DOWN AND OUT!!!
James Peters: KOMATSU ROLLING BACK IN THE RING- WAIT, LIMMY ROLLS HIM, LIMMY’S GOT THE TIGHTS, HE’S PULLING THE TIGHTS!!!! HE’S GOT HiM PINNED!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOOOURRRR WINNERRRRRR, LIMMMMMYYYYYY MOOONNNAAAAGHHHHAAANNNN!!!!!1
James Peters: LIMMY MONAGHAN GRABBING THE TIGHTS OF AN ALREADY DISTRACTED OGAWA AND STEALING THE WIN!!! OGAWA HAD THIS MATCH WON!!!
Rich Russillo: These things happen, James. Komatsu sacrificed himself for Shawn Sturgis and he’s going to have to live with that.
James Peters: What a ratty move from Limmy.
Rich Russillo: Rat or not, Limmy Monaghan is the victor! Congratulations, Limmy, and we’ll be back with more action coming up next!
(The Grand Athletes celebrate their stolen win at the expense of The Unique Ones, while Sturgis and Ogawa are forced to regroup on the outside.)
(Voltage fades into a promotional ad for the Showdown exclusive event, Odyssey.)
(A promotional ad for Odyssey airs, showcasing the men and women of Showdown as they make their way towards Pain for Pride. See Minerva defend the Universal Women’s Championship against rising star, Kasey Kaos, plus much, much more! Odyssey will come to you from the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, March 23rd, 2020, and only on free-per-view!)
(Voltage fades back in and returns to the backstage area. The scene opens up inside the lockerroom of the newly crowned New Breed Champion, Jalyn Garcia. Jalyn is sitting in a chair, looking confident, and he’s dressed in street clothes. The New Breed Championship rests across his lap. He moves his wild hair out of his face as he looks into the camera.)
Jalyn Garcia: I don’t think anyone was shocked to see me walk out of Grand Rampage with this New Breed Championship clutched tightly in my hands other than the former champion himself. Justin Windgate wanted to dismiss me and overlook me, and there was no changing his mind. He walked down to the ring, sure of victory and another successful championship defense, but instead I lived up to the hype around me and the talent I’ve always had shined through on the biggest stage I’ve competed on so far. I took the first step towards cementing my own legacy here and living up the expectations placed on my shoulders by being the protege of Jamie O’Hara. I’m thrilled to be able to call myself the New Breed Champion, even though it took me a little longer to get to this point than it should have. It’s safe to say that I have made the most out of my second chance in this company.
(There is nothing but raw honesty in Jalyn’s voice as he speaks that last line. Everyone knows that he almost threw away his future here. There was no one to blame for that, either, other than Jalyn himself. Luckily, the people in Jalyn’s life rallied around him and helped him get his mind together, and that’s a big reason as to why he is sitting in an EAW lockerroom as a champion right now.)
Jalyn Garcia: I fully expected to come to Voltage tonight, walk out to the ring, and issue an open challenge for Fighting Spirit. I wanted to see if someone would step up and have the balls to try and take this championship from me. Turns out, that’s not going to be necessary. I’m fully aware of what went down on Dynasty the other night, and I couldn’t help but shake my head and question why Justin Windgate would want to put himself through this again. I outclassed him in every way a wrestler could possibly outclass his peer, but I suppose his extracurriculars have gotten the best of him. Justin said himself on Dynasty that I was the better man that night, while in the same smoke filled breath, said he could beat me. I find that hard to believe when he threw everything he was capable of at me, and failed to get the job done. I had the better conditioning, the better gameplan, and my preparation was much better. I had the better mindset. Another match between Justin and myself, will never have any other results except my hand getting raised at the end. I can’t wrap my head around the fact he doesn’t understand that.
(Jalyn just shakes his head.)
Jalyn Garcia: Of course, as fate would have it, two other Dynasty Elitists see a new champion at the head of the New Breed division and have decided they want their opportunity as well. Andre Walker, who quite frankly might be one of the most overrated and overhyped pieces of ‘talent’ to ever walk through these doors, and someone by the name of Wilhelm, who stylizes his name with numbers to come off as edgy, think they can stake a claim to this belt as well. As Justin so gallantly waved around his rematch clause, Andre and Wilhelm basically strong armed him into putting a guaranteed championship match on the line. At Gateway to Glory, the three of them will battle for the right to face me and lose at Fighting Spirit, and truthfully, I don’t even have a preference. I welcome anyone to step up to the plate and try to give me a run for my money. Whether it’s Justin, Andre, or Wilhelm, I looked forward to successfully defending this championship come Fighting Spirit, and in doing so, stamping my ticket to Pain for Pride. That championship walk is going to be the first of many, and when all is said done, professional wrestling historians will all look back and remember the very first time Jalyn Garcia entered Pain for Pride as a champion.
(There’s a hint of a smile on Jalyn’s face.)
Jalyn Garcia: That being said, I suppose I could address something else real quickly. A few minutes ago, I was informed that next week on Voltage there would be a ‘Showcase of Champions’ match. I’m going to find myself standing opposite of the EAW World Champion, Andrea Valentine, and the Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava. I know this company loves matches like these. They like to highlight the champions and pit them against one another, in hopes of getting a ‘Match of Year’ caliber match on weekly programming. While there’s no doubt the three of us will deliver, and in grand fashion, I’m fairly certain that it’s going to raise more than a few eyebrows when the new Breed Champion routinely defeats the World Champion and the Interwire Champion. I’m going to use this match to continue elevating myself and proving that I’m the one to watch. For as great as Andrea and Consuela both are, they don’t bring to the table everything that I do. It should be interesting to see how they handle themselves, and I know that the three men fighting over the New Breed Championship match are going to be watching closely. I’ll give them a show, and show them what’s in store for one of them come Fighting Spirit.
(Jalyn’s eyes drop from the camera, signalling that he is done speaking for now. The camera zooms in on the New Breed Championship for a moment before fading back to the ringside area.)
(Rich, James, and Persephone all exchange looks with one another.)
Persephone: A ‘Showcase of Champions’ match? That’s interesting… not.
James Peters: I think it’s one hell of a main event, to be honest. I can’t wait to see Andrea Valentine, Consuela Rose Ava, and Jalyn Garcia square off against one another next week! Rich Russillo: That’s definitely an amazing match, and this next one should be as well. I’m so ready for this grudge match between Maxwell and Gavin! :blessed:
(The camera cuts to Bella in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!!
(‘Slide’ by Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos plays up as Maxwell begins to make his way out to the stage. He has a cocky smirk on his face as he does so as he takes the time to spread his arms out on the stage very overdramatically as he does so before pressing his sunglasses down to the bridge of his nose and looking around the empty arena with a chuckle before making his way down to the ring)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Las Vegas, Nevada… weighing in at 250 pounds… PRINCE WEALTHY… MAXWELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Looking at Maxwell and his performance in the Grand Rampage match which is the last match we saw from him and of course many others, he gave it his all. He made his impact and hell even strided and accomplished what he wanted to do at the end of the day when it was all said and done, confront his enemy of some sort and eliminate him.
James Peters: It beckons the question now that they finally get a match against one another what kind of perception that Maxwell will enter this match with? There’s no doubt in my mind there’s confidence that stems from him the question is will he channel that and put his money where his mouth is? He’s shown constantly that he’s a man not to look over but it’s safe to say things are not going well for Prince Wealthy, but that doesn’t mean he can’t turn it around and who knows, it might just be tonight.
Persephone: I can say right now pRiNCe WeAlThY lives off of loans from the bank. His gold watches are plastic dollar store ones spraypainted gold, I will not fall for these tricks. But you know who doesn’t lie about his wealth? His fame? His social status? Yes you’ve heard it, Sexy Rexy himself. Why can’t more people just be like him?
(Maxwell struts his way up the steel steps and pulls himself up to the top turnbuckle. He raises his hands in the air before jumping off and giving a wink to the camera focused on him as he spreads his arms out and goes to his corner as ‘Slide’ fades out. ‘The Body of an American’ by The Pogues plays up as Gavin McArdle makes his way out to the stage. He quickly begins to speedwalk to the ring as clearly he is in no mood for any games. He takes a glance at Maxwell in which he can only look in disgust as he makes his way down the ramp)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… from Monaghan, Ireland… weighing in at 220 pounds… SMACKERS… GAVIN MCARDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: As for Gavin he isn’t the happiest camper. He was the aforementioned person eliminated by his opponent tonight in the Grand Rampage. But he’s also stated that it’s been too long that Maxwell has continuously hid behind his riches and that in this match tonight, that there’s absolutely nowhere to hide from him.
James Peters: One thing I know is that he’s going to keep that sought motivation that he’s had since his debut. It might possibly drag him forward and push him to a win tonight. It’s a equal playing field tonight for sure, but one thing I know is that Gavin plans to come out the winner and that’s not far from a hard task for not just him but either of these men.
Persephone: SoUgHt MoTiVAtIon, stop sugarcoating this we both know that the only thing they do is lose.There’s nothing entertaining about them and if there’s one thing I know, I’m going to fall asleep halfway through and wake up at the end, so nothing new.
(Gavin McArdle slides into the ring and immediately begins to speed walk towards Maxwell. Both of them budge one another as they argue with one another with anger on one another’s face ‘The Body of an American’ quickly fades off as they push through the Ref and begin to trade punches)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: HERE WE GO AS THIS MATCH IS ALREADY OFF TO A ABRUPT START TONIGHT! BOTH OF THEM ARE PUSHING ONE ANOTHER INTO A CORNER AS MAXWELL HAS GAVIN IN THE CORNER AS HE GOES LOW AND BEGINS RAMMING HIS SHOULDER RIGHT INTO THE GUT OF GAVIN AS HE GIVES A GROAN OF PAIN! BUT GAVIN BRINGING HIS KNEE UP AS MAXWELL IS CAUGHT WITH A KNEE TO THE NOSE! GAVIN RUNS TO THE ROPES AS MAXWELL IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNED! CLOTHESLINE TAKES MAXWELL DOWN!
James Peters: Maxwell quickly getting pulled up by Gavin as he begins to run forward, GAVIN ABSOLUTELY SLAMS MAXWELL SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! There is no love lost between these two as I’m starting to think that they want to absolutely kill each other! Maxwell managing to grab ahold of the top turnbuckle as he gets up to his feet in pain, BUT GAVIN SWINGING A PUNCH- BUT MAXWELL DUCKS UNDER AS HE SENDS A KICK RIGHT TO THE GUT OF GAVIN MAKING HIM STUMBLE OVER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Persephone: White privilege running up to red-head as he sends one of the most floppiest punches I’ve ever seen which apparently does something as he’s sent to the ropes. And the rich bitch holds his arm out which apparently sends him out of the ring, MY GOD!
Rich Russillo: Anyways, Maxwell quickly jumping up to the top rope as Gavin tries to pull himself up to his feet at the ringside area! MAXWELL LAUNCHES OFF AND TAKES GAVIN DOWN WITH A TOP-ROPE CROSSBODY TO THE OUTSIDE! Maxwell quickly bringing Gavin up as he’s not wasting time stomping an absolute mudhole into Smackers! MAXWELL THROWING GAVIN RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS AS GAVIN SLOUCHES DOWN TO THE GROUND!
James Peters: Maxwell quickly grabbing Gavin and rolling him into the ring as he stands back and waits for Gavin to get up to his feet. MONEY MAKER- DOESN’T CONNECT! GAVIN QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE ELBOW SMASH AS MAXWELL ROLLS UP TO HIS FEET YET GAVIN IS QUICKLY WAITING FOR HIM! A TASTE OF MONAGHAN-
Persephone: Booo he slips out which means this match has to go on for even longer than it should’ve, and look! I’m sure they both share the same anger that I do! Not for the same reason of course, but my opinion is better than theirs. Anyways Maurice or whatever his name is is bringing up Ms. Extreme’s biological relative as he irish whips him into the corner, ahahah I get it, not very funny.
Rich Russillo: Maxwell quickly running towards Gavin in the corner, CLOTHESLINE- BUT GAVIN MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER AS HE GRABS MAXWELL FROM BEHIND, GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS AS MAXWELL QUICKLY FALLS TO THE GROUND! Maxwell rolling up to his feet but I think Gavin is already ready for him, T-BONE SUPLEX TAKES MAXWELL DOWN ONCE MORE!
James Peters: Both of them are down as both of them are beginning to get up at the same time. But Gavin seems faster as he fires the first shot right to the head of Maxwell! BUT MAXWELL GRABBING GAVIN BY THE HEAD RIGHT AFTER AS HE SENDS A STIFF FOREARM RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF GAVIN SENDING HIM BACKWARDS! MAXWELL GRABBING HIM BY THE HEAD ONCE MORE AND ABSOLUTELY NOT WASTING ANY TIME SLAMMING EVEN MORE FOREARMS SENDING HIM DOWN TO A KNEE! BUT GAVIN GRABS HIM AND LIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND- BUT MAXWELL REVERSES IT INTO A SMOOTH ARM-DRAG SENDING GAVIN DOWN TO THE GROUND!
Persephone: His name is Maxwell? Oh ok, Maxwell brings Mervin up off the ground as he sends a European Uppercut right to his buttchin face. Mervin stumbles back as Maxwell runs at him with such graceful speed walking, just kidding. Mervin sending a kick right to Maxwell’s gut as he grabs him by the arm. And connects with a weakass short-arm clothesline, these people actually do not know how to wrestle and it’s sad.
Rich Russillo: Maxwell falling flat to the ground as he quickly begins to crawl away and grab the ropes as he pulls himself slowly upwards, but Gavin quickly coming in and grabbing him by the hair as he pulls him to the center of the ring! Maxwell trying to fight back and force Gavin to release the hold with punches right to his gut! BUT GAVIN WITH A DROPKICK- BUT MAXWELL MANAGES TO SWIPE THE LEGS OF GAVIN AWAY BEFORE IT CAN CONNECT! Gavin gets up to a knee as Maxwell runs right at him! MONEY MAKER! ELBOW SMASH RIGHT TO THE FACE TAKES GAVIN DOWN TO THE GROUND! MAXWELL QUICKLY LEAPING FORWARD AND HOOKING THE LEG AS THIS SEEMS TO BE THE END OF THE MATCH RIGHT HERE AND MAXWELL IS EXPECTING IT TO BE!
James Peters: GAVIN POWERS OUT! Maxwell is furious as clearly he expected this match to be said and done with! Maxwell shaking his head as he gets up to his feet and brings Havin up along with him, Gavin is woozy so that’s leaving a opening here for Maxwell! MAXWELL SETTING HIM UP! THE GOLDEN BOOT-
Persephone: GODDAMN IT! Gavin ducks under it making this match just go way longer than it should, FUCKING WIN ALREADY! But Maxwell is clearly just as confused as I am as to why in the heck he would do that as he quickly turns around. Oh, big move.
Rich Russillo: A TASTE OF MONAGHAN! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACKBREAKER CONNECTS ONTO MAXWELL AS GAVIN DRIVES HIM INTO THE GROUND! GAVIN WASTING NO TIME PUSHING MAXWELL OVER AS HE GOES FOR THE PIN! GAVIN HAS TURNED THE TABLES, AND THIS MIGHT SPELL THE END FOR MAXWELL!
James Peters: MAXWELL! HE GETS THE SHOULDER UP AS GAVIN CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Gavin pulling himself up to his feet as he and the Ref are having a exchange of words now as Gavin is clearly enraged. Gavin grabbing Maxwell as he goes back to focusing his attention in on him as he quickly grabs him! BUT MAXWELL! MAXWELL WITH A URANAGE OUT OF NOWHERE SLAMMING GAVIN TO THE GROUND!
Persephone: Here we go now as Maxwell with his scrawny arms slowly pulls up Gavin. But Gavin with a… slap to the face? What is that going to do? This isn’t Kindergarten for christ sake. But it seems to have made them angry so who knows maybe this is just a little kids fight! Both of them are trading rubbish punches. But it seems Gavin is getting the best of it as the flabby bitch is being sent down to a knee.
Rich Russillo: Yes kween, Maxwell has the advantage as he quickly grabs Gavin by the head and pulls him up! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX- NO! GAVIN WITH A ELBOW RIGHT TO MAXWELL’S HEAD BRINGING HIM DOWN! MAXWELL RETREATING AWAY AS GAVIN RUNS RIGHT AT MAXWELL! GAVIN WITH A DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF MAXWELL SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!
James Peters: Maxwell quickly retreating out of the ring as Gavin leaves to go onto the apron, GAVIN QUICKLY LEAPS! BUT MAXWELL SWEEPING THE LEG OF GAVIN SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND! Maxwell bringing Gavin up as he drags him away. MAXWELL SLAMMING GAVIN HEADFIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! MAXWELL BRINGING GAVIN UP AS HE SLAMS HIS HEAD ONTO THE SIGNPOST MULTIPLE TIMES IN FURIOUS ANGER AS GAVIN GIVES SCREAMS OF PAIN! I THINK I SEE BLOOD!
Persephone: Either way if they’re bleeding or not I don’t find this match any more entertaining than the rest, because this is Voltage, this should be nothing new you whores. Anyways Gavin is tumbling to the ground like the pussy he is as rich bitch grabs him and rolls him right into the ring because apparently that’s all they like to fight in. Gavin is getting up to his feet as Maxwell like the fucking stupid idiot he is grabs him. Wait what the fuck is that move called?
Rich Russillo: IT’S CALLED CHA-CHING YET MAXWELL FAILED TO CONNECT AS GAVIN MANAGES TO SLIP OUT OF THE GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB JUST IN TIME! MAXWELL IS DUMBFOUNDED! GAVIN TURNING MAXWELL AROUND NOW AS MAXWELL DOESN’T EXPECT IT! GAVIN GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT MAXWELL QUICKLY DUCKS UNDER! GERMAN SUPLEX! WAIT! HOW IN THE WORLD DID GAVIN LAND ON HIS FEET! MAXWELL DOESN’T REALIZE IT AS GAVIN TURNS HIM AROUND!
James Peters: IRELAND’S CALL! GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB CONNECTS RIGHT ONTO MAXWELL AS HE’S ABSOLUTELY STUNNED! GAVIN QUICKLY HOOKING THE LEG ON MAXWELL NOW! COULD HE FINALLY BE DOWN FOR THE COUNT!
Persephone: PLEASE I BEG YOU JUST FINISH THIS MATCH!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘The Body of an American’ plays up as Gavin McArdle sits up after pinning Maxwell. He looks as if he was shocked but also mixed with happiness as he gets to his feet. He allows the Ref to raise his hand in victory as he goes to the top rope and raises his hands in the air before turning his head to a knocked out Maxwell with a smirk before jumping off the top turnbuckle)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner, GAVIN MCARDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: WHAT A WIN BY GAVIN MCARDLE! For the past few weeks both Gavin and Maxwell have had a grudge with each other, yet Maxwell managed to get the one-up at Grand Rampage in the Grand Rampage match, NOW Gavin has a pinfall victory over him! I don’t know if this levels the field or not but we do know who got the last laugh in this match.
James Peters: Exactly, this is a good win as if I was the judge, could possibly bury the hatchet. Great showing by both of these competitors, and congratulations to Gavin for winning the matchup!
(Gavin has rolled out of the ring as he begins to make his way up the ramp and head to the backstage area as he disappears through it. Meanwhile Maxwell is seen being helped up by the Ref. As expected, he is still kind of confused by the situation. He shoves the Ref away and shakes his head as he rolls out of the ring and as he does that, Voltage fades out to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Sonic’s Redbull Slushie, which apparently doesn’t give you the dose of energy you need to stay awake, but taste really fucking good :wow:)
(Voltage returns and cuts to the ring.)
(‘Self-Help Tape’ by Moses Summey hits, and moments later Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma walks out to the stage. He has a microphone in his hand and he begins walking down the ramp with an unhappy look on his face after what happened at Grand Rampage between some of the Elitists on his show. He finally walks up the steel steps onto the apron, and gets into the ring before beginning to speak.)
Captain Charisma: If I hadn’t realized it before, Grand Rampage showed me just how much Malcolm Jones and Charlie Marr despise each other. Tensions between the two have risen to unmeasurable lengths, and unfortunately it hurt not one, but two matches. See, this hatred between the two has lasted a very long time. It goes all the way back to 2018 when MarrKade defeated Drillmatic for the Unified Tag Team Championships, and of course at Bloodsport last year things escalated to an entirely different level when Charlie defeated Malcolm for his title thanks to Veena Adams, who fired Malcolm right after. Malcolm truly was robbed for that title, but there’s no doubt that things have gotten out of hand since then. Malcolm Jones cost Charlie Marr the EAW Championship at Road to Redemption, and ruined his chance at regaining that title at Shock Value. That alone was way too much, but Grand Rampage was the last straw. This hatred between the two of them ruined what was shaping up to be a fantastic EAW Championship match between Malcolm Jones and Andrea Valentine, and it tainted the Grand Rampage match, as Malcolm Jones cost Charlie that match as well just when he was on a roll, eliminating multiple Elitists as soon as he came in. I’ve had enough. I had to make those two stay home tonight because I can’t let those two run wild on Voltage, especially after what both men did to each other at Grand Rampage. I am not going to let these two continue to ruin match after match, and at this point I know that the only way to stop this from happening, is to give these two the opportunity to settle their differences. That’s right, in order for these two to stop interfering in other matches, I need to give them the one thing they’ve probably wanted for a very long time. A match of their own, and where will this happen? Well, there’s only one place where this could happen. These are two of the biggest stars we have to offer, so what better place for these two to finally face each other than Pain for Pride?
(Captain Charisma stops speaking, and begins to think about his decision. He realizes just how much the two despise each other, and know that once they get the chance to, they’re more than likely going to tear each other apart. Both men have taken so much away from each other, and Captain Charisma realizes that Pain for Pride is a huge platform to give these two to settle their differences. After a few seconds, Captain Charisma begins to continue speaking.)
Captain Charisma: Honestly, I don’t think there is anywhere else this match could happen looking at all these two have done to each other. This match is way too big, and it’s probably going to prove to be too violent to happen anywhere else, and there is nowhere more fitting for this to go down than at Pain for Pride. At Pain for Pride, we are going to see Charlie Marr go one-on-one with Malcolm Jones. I’m sure both men will be pretty happy to hear that, but that’s not all. Knowing these two, they’re not going to be satisfied with just a normal match, and honestly all of you watching at home probably won’t be satisfied with one either. After all, this is Voltage, and a match between these two is going to need a stipulation like this. At Pain for Pride Charlie Marr will face Malcolm Jones… IN BARBED WIRE MASSACRE FOUR! I’m sure that these two are going to love this. Charlie and Malcolm have a lot of history with each other and it’s all going to culminate at Pain for Pride. These two will be able to do whatever they want to each other. Finally they’ll have the chance to dish out whatever damage they want without any restrictions, and most importantly, they can finally do it without other matches being in jeopardy. Malcolm, Charlie, good luck to both of you. I hope this is what you wanted. As for everyone else, stay tuned. Next week I’ll be making more announcements for both Fighting Spirit and Pain for Pride, but for now I can officially say that very soon Voltage will be having our first qualifying match for the Cash in the Vault ladder match. See you all then.
(‘Self-Help Tape’ hits, and Captain Charisma steps through the ropes, exiting the ring as he begins walking back up the ramp.)
James Peters: Malcolm Jones versus Charlie Marr at Pain for Pride, that’s going to be a blockbuster. This is going to be a match to remember. Their match back in the Electrified Steel Cage was intense, I can’t even begin to imagine what they’ll do to each other in a Barbed Wired Massacre, especially considering Charlie does have experience in that match.
Rich Russillo: Honestly, I’ll be surprised if either man even make it out of this match alive. They both hate each other so much, I can’t even imagine what they’re going to do to each other. I can’t wait for Pain for Pride, it’s shaping up real nicely at this point, this could end up being an event that goes down in the history books.
Persephone: Rex McAllister is main eventing the show, of course it’s shaping up nicely.
James Peters: The first qualifiers for Cash in the Vault are coming soon. Can’t wait to find out who’ll be in them.
Rich Russillo: I’m more curious about the other announcements for Fighting Spirit and Pain for Pride. These next few weeks will be very interesting.
(Captain Charisma finally exits the stage, walking backstage. There is no crowd to react to it, but the tension is clear after the huge announcement of Malcolm Jones versus Charlie Marr at Pain for Pride. As Captain Charisma disappears from the camera’s view, the camera fades out to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for colon cleansing featuring Dr. Bethany Blue and Korey Gaines. If you’re a good patient, she will give you a cookie.)
(Voltage returns and Rich, James, and Persephone can be heard talking in the background.)
James Peters: Welcome back to Voltage. It’s been an action packed night thus far and that action is sure to continue next! Coming up next, “The Virtuous” Jesse Barlow faces off against “The Lone Sol” Colby Sol! If Jesse Barlow wins this match, Colby Sol will have to join forces with Jesse and Hannah Marin! Bad blood is going to be spilled tonight, these two men despise one another. The poure disdain both men hold towards each other is unbelievable and all that tension is coming to a boil tonight.
Rich Russillo: I cannot wait for this one! Both of these men are supreme athletes and skilled elitists. Though if you think there’s a shred of even professional respect between these teo, you can throw your bet out the window. These two hate each other and would do anything to see victory over the other. Though it’s about more than winning for Colby Sol, he cannot lose. If he does, he’ll be forced to stay by the side of Jesse Barlow and Hannah marin. Tonight, this match is do or die.
Persephone: Yatatata, just get on with the match already, can we? Sheesh, I’m already tired of hearing your irritating ass voices, you don’t maintain the type of suppleness that Rex McHandsome does. But anyway, tonight is Colby’s chance to show us what he is really made of.
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SINGLES MATCH, SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
James Peters: As much as I disagree with the first portion of what you said, you are correct, this is Colby Sol’s primary opportunity to show us all what he’s made of.
(“I Am (All Of Me)” by Crush 40 begins to play as Colby Sol makes his way onto the stage.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA, WEIGHING IN AT 223 POUNDSSSSSS, COLLLLLBBBYYYYYYYYYY “THE LONEEEEEEE SOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL” SOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
James Peters: No flag tonight. No smile on Sol’s face. He understands the gravity of the situation and is focused primarily on the task at hand. He hasn’t come to wrestle, to entertain, or to put on a show. He’s come here to fight, to inflict pain and to come out the other side a winner.
Rich Rusillo: Sol almost always has a smile on his face, but when his business concerns Jesse Barlow, all of the athletic professional and business respect goes out the window. Sol hates this man, and by the looks of it, has come tonight to put the nail in the coffin of Jesse Barlow.
(Colby Sol rolls into the ring, begins to stretch as he glares at the entrance stage, awaiting the arrival of his enemy. “The Path” by Senses Fail begins to reverberate throughout the arena. Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin make their way onto the stage, smugly eyeing the awaiting Colby Sol.)
Bella Braxton: AND HISSSSS OPPONENTTTTTT, WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNNDDSSSS, WRESTLING OUT OF HOBOKEN, NEWWWWW JERRSSEEEYYYYY, JESSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE “THHHEEEE VIRTTTTUUOOOUSSSSS” BARRRLOOOWWWWW”!!!!!!!!
Persephone: Hannah looks so fucking trashy. She totally looks like a sex worker.
Rich Russillo: Well, she was a sex worker before Jesse Barlow came in and saved her. I’m not sure what obsession Jesse has with Colby, but he’s definitely looking to beat him tonight. Jesse wants Colby in his corner for whatever reason, and I only hope that Colby can find a way to keep that from happening tonight.
James Peters: No doubt. Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin can not be trusted, and Colby needs to do whatever he can to win this match and get the hell away from them.
(Jesse Barlow rolls into the ring, quickly throwing off his jacket, ready to fight. The referee calls for the timekeeper to ring the bell, indicating the official beginning of the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
James Peters: This match is underway! BOTH MEN IMMDIEATELTY FLY OUT OF THEIR CORNER, STORMING AT ONE ANOTHER!!! WE KNEW THIS WOULD BE A HOCKEY FIGHT!!! A BARRAGE OF PUNCHES, ELBOWS SLASHING THROUGH THE AIR!!! THESE MEN ARE OUT FOR BLOOD!! Jesse Barlow gaining the advantage nails Colby Sol with a European Uppercut! Right to the jaw! NOW HE TURNS IT INTO A DDT!! WHAT A START FROM MR.VIRTUOUS! Jesse Barlow with an incredible sequence to kick this bout off!
Rich Russillo: Colby Sol wisely rolling out of danger, avoiding any further attacks from Barlow. But Jesse will offer him no time to recover, following Sol to the outside. Barlow with another European uppercut to the jaw! What a tool that uppercut is! Now looking for a german suplex on the outside!!! THIS WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR SOLS HOPE IN THIS MATCH!! COLBY ATTEMPTING TO FIGHT OUT, LOOKING TO COUNTER THE SUPLEX!! SOL FINDS HIS WAY OUT OF THE GRIP OF BARLOW, AND SOL WITH A NASTY CHOP TO THE CHEST OF JESSE BARLOW! That chop echoed throughout the arena! Now Colby Sol with sharp jabs to the face of Barlow, using that amatuer boxing background to his advantage! Now Sol with a stiff forearm to the face of Barlow AND NOW AN ENZIGURI!! WHAT A COMBINATION FROM COLBY SOL!! LIGHTNING FAST!!!
Persephone: Jesse Barlow is down, incapaciated on the floor and Colby Sol is on the apron, sizing him up, he’s looking for something big! Jesse Barlow attempting to get back to a vertical base, struggling to find his balance. COLBY SOL IS SIZING HIM UP, COLBY SOL RUNNING AND DIVING OFF THE APRON WITH A DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE CHEST! WHAT A MOVE FROM COLBY SOL!!! THAT FLYING DROPKICK RIGHT OFF THE APRON!!!! Jesse Barlow was sent flying into the barricade!
(Colby Sol eyeing Hannah Marin and shouting “What the fuck do you have to say now?!?!)
James Peters: Colby Sol willing to put his body at risk to take down Jesse Barlow, but he needs to capitalize! He’s got momentum on his side and must take advantage of it! Now rolling Jesse Barlow’s body back into the ring, but he’s not looking to finish, he’s been looking forward to this moment for a long time. The very thought of Jesse Barlow suffering unimaginable pain is driving Colby Sol. Colby Sol brought Barlow back to his feet, grabbing him by the jaw and indistinctly jawing at him.Now Barlow with a slap to the face! Barlow smacks Colby Sol in the face!!!!
Rich Russillo: That was not a wise decision. COLBY SOL NOW WITH REPEATED SHOTS TO FACE OF BARLOW, ELBOWS SLASHING UP THE FACE OF JESSE, HIS BLOOD STAINING THE CANVAS!!! STOP, COLBY!!! HE’S UNLOADING MONTHS WORTH OF RAGE ON JESSE BARLOW, THIS IS BRUTAL!!! Colby Sol finally releases Jesse Barlow, who falls to the canvas. Heading back to the corner, sizing Barlow up, looking for another big move. Colby Sol perhaps looking for a superman punch! COLBY SOL GOING TO DELIVER, LOOKING FOR THAT BIG SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! JESSE BARLOW SLOWLY RISING TO HIS FEET, UNSUSPECTING! COLBY SOL WITH THE SUPERM-NO, JESSE BARLOW COUNTERS, A BOOT TO THE MIDSECTION, HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM!!! JESSE BARLOW NOW SUSPENDING COLBY SOL IN THE AIR, LOOKING PERHAPS FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX!!! NO HE DROPPED HIM ONTO HIS KNEE!!! WHAT A BACKBREAKER FROM JESSE BARLOW, WHO WAS PLAYING POSSUM AND HAS RETAKEN CONTROL OF THIS MATCH!!! NOW JESSE BARLOW IS SIZING COLBY SOL UP, HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED IN THIS MATCH! BARLOW LOOKING FOR “THE ABOLISHER”, HE’S GOING TO END IT HERE!!! JESSE BARLOW CUTS COLBY SOL IN HALF WITH “THEEEE ABOLISHHERRRRR” SLICING COLBY IN HALF!!! HOW CAN SOL RECOVER, HOW CAN HE REJUVENATE HIMSELF?!? JESSE BARLOW ARROGANTLY EYES THE FOLDED BODY OF COLBY SOL, HANNAH MARIN SHOUTING AT HIM!
(Hannah Marin shouting “FINISH HIM, JESSE! FINISH HIM!”)
Persephone: Hannah Marin is calling for a finish, but I’m not sure Barlow really wants to end this match. He’s also waited weeks for this moment, to have Colby Sol exactly where he wants him. He’s going to relish in every ounce of white hot pain Colby Sol is feeling right now. Barlow is far too emotionally involved to end this bout here. Barlow waits for Sol to get to his feet, pathetically eyeing Colby Sol. The pitiful clawing and struggling of Colby Sol only feeds Jesse Barlow to continue. JESSE BARLOW NOW MAKES COLBY SOL REPENT, WITH THAT STIFF PUNCH RIGHT TO THE FACE!!! MY GOD WHAT A STRIKE!!!SHOWING OFF SOME BOXING OF HIS OWN! Colby Sol falls to his knees, but barlow forces him up once again, with a kick to the back of the knee! What a ansty move from Jesse! Colby is now down to one knee, barely hanging onto life in this match. NOW BARLOW WITH A KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! COLBY SOL IS DOWN AND OUT, BUT BARLOW PICKS HIM UP AGAIn!!! WHAT THE HELL!! JESSE BARLOW UNRELENTING IN THIS MATCH!!! NOW A FOREARM TO THE FACE OF SOL, FOLLOWED BY A SNAPMARE, WHIPPING THE BODY OF COLBY SOL BACK TO THE CANVAS, JUST RAGDOLLING HIM! NOW DELIVERING A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! WHAT A SEQUENCE FROM JESSE BARLOW! Colby Sol tightly gripping the back of his head, how is he still conscious?!? JESSE BARLOW HEADS IN FOR THE PIN, THIS COULD BE IT!!
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT!!!! COLBY SOL IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS MATCH!!! BUT HOW MUCH DOES HE HAVE LEFT?!?!?
James Peters: JESSE BARLOW KNOWS THIS IS HIS MOMENT, HE”S ABOUT TO SEAL THE DEAL AND ASSURE COLBY SOL’S FATE!!! HE’S ATTEMPTING TO LOCK IN “THE FINAL VERDICT” THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE THAT HAS ENDED SO MANY COMPETITORS, WILL COBLY BE SOL BE NEXT?!?!? JESSE BARLOW HAS LOCKED IT IN AND COLBY SOL’S IN IMMEDIATE PARREL, HE’S FADING, HIS LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT! HE’S ABOUT TO FALL VICTIM TO ‘THE FINAL VERDICT”!! THIS IS IT!!! WHAT THE HELL, COLBY SOL POWERING OUT!!! COLBY SOL ATTEMPTING TO GET TO A VERTICAL BASE, LOOKING TO POWER JESSE UP!!! HOW IS HE DOING THIS!!!! HE’S DOING IT, HOW?!?! COLBY SOL POWERS HIM UP AND ATTEMPTS TO DRIVE HIM DOWN WITH A POWERBOMB, BUT BARLOW ESCAPES OUT THE BACK DOOR
Rich Russillo: OH NO! COLBY SOL TURNED AROUND AND GOT HIT WITH A STIFF PUNCH TO THE FACE! ANOTHER REPENT! THIS TIME COLBY SOL DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS, HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS DEAD! BUT JESSE BARLOW IS NOT DONE YET, NO SIR! HE QUICKLY GOES ON TOP OF HIM, HE IS TRYING TO LOCK THE FINAL VERDICT IN YET AGAIN! COLBY SOL SENSES THAT THE END MIGHT BE NEAR FOR HIM! HE IS STRUGGLING, HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE THIS EASY FOR JESSE. AND YES! COLBY MANAGES TO REVERSE IT INTO THE SOL 2 KEEP! WHAT A GREAT COUNTER FROM COLBY, HE GOT THE LEG OF JESSE AND SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET HIM IN HIS ANKLE LOCK INSTEAD! IS JESSE GOING TO TAP…
James Peters: What a heck of a match these two are putting each other through! Jesse Barlow is slowly crawling towards the ropes as Hannah is trying to cheer him on! Can he do it?! YES HE DID IT. JESSE BARLOW GOT A HOLD OF THE BOTTOM ROPE, THE REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT! THAT’S IT, COLBY SOL HAS TO LET HIM GO OR ELSE, HE WILL GET DISQUALIFIED.
Persephone: No! Keep going! He needs to make the most out of the five count he has! Come on!
Rich Russillo: Colby Sol releases the hold almost immediately, he wants to fight clean! Jesse Barlow hobbles back to his feet, he is in a precarious position… COLBY SOL GRABS JESSE BARLOW, HE GOT HIM! SOL REAPER!!! THIS HAS TO BE OVER NOW! JESSE WAS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE ANKLE LOCK AND COLBY WAS SUPER QUICK TO CAPITALIZE! THE COVER…
James Peters: It’s over! NO WAIT! HANNAH GOT JESSE’S FOOT ON THE ROPE! THE REFEREE NOTICED IT AND HE STOPPED COUNTING JUST BEFORE THE THREE COUNT, NO WAY! THIS IS DESPICABLE, HANNAH JUST ROBBED COLBY SOL OF A CLEAN WIN HERE. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!?
Rich Russillo: Well I am just as stunned as you are! Colby Sol had the match WON! But Hannah somehow saved Jesse Barlow from defeat.
James Peters: This Grudge Match has taken its toll on these two competitors, what an insane level of attrition we are witnessing tonight! The stakes are so high, neither one of these two want to give an inch! Remember, if Colby Sol loses he has to join forces with Hannah and Jesse. He has no choice but to dig down deep and find a way to come out on top!
Rich Russillo: What an insane match these two have put themselves through and it’s not over yet! Oh no, what in the world is Hannah doing now? She just got on the apron and she is yelling at Colby!
Hannah Marin (Off mic): You are a loser, Colby! L O S E R! You will never beat Jesse! You better fall in line and learn from US!
James Peters: Well, the distraction is working! Colby Sol is now approaching the apron and he is arguing with Hannah. Hey, wait a minute! Jesse Barlow has pulled a pair of brass knuckles out of his trunks! And the referee didn’t see it! No, no, this is not looking good for Colby Sol…
Colby Sol (Off mic): You get off the apron right now! This is not about you!
Rich Russillo: The referee is finally stepping in to separate the two! Hannah looks like she’s possessed! She doesn’t want to back off! The referee drags Colby back to the center of the ring and then he turns his attention to Hannah who is still on the apron! Careful, Colby…. BOOM! JESSE BARLOW JUST HIT COLBY WITH THE BRASS KNUCKLES! HE GOT HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE! AND THE REFEREE WAS DISTRACTED BY HANNAH! HE COULDN’T SEE! JESSE BARLOW COLLAPSES TO THE MAT ALONG WITH COLBY SOL BUT SOMEHOW MANAGES TO REMOVE THE BRASS KNUCKLES AND THROW THEM AWAY BEFORE THE REFEREE NOTICES THEM!
Persephone: Imagine having to cheat in order to beat Colby Sol…
James Peters: This isn’t right! Colby Sol had the match won! But Hannah and Jesse are going to steal the victory it seems! Hannah Marin has now hopped off the apron, talk about convenient timing! Jesse Barlow crawls in the cover, the referee has no choice but to start the count…
Rich Russillo: No! Not this way!
(DING DING DING)
( “The Path” by Senses Fail plays up as Hannah Marin enters the ring and Jesse Barlow slowly gets back to his feet)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, here is your winner… JESSE BARLOW!!!
James Peters: This is disgusting! I cannot believe what I’ve just witnessed! Colby Sol gave it all he had and in the end he was ROBBED by these two!
Persephone: If you spell “Sol” backwards you get “Los” and if you add “-er” you get exactly what Colby is, an effin LOSER. Why in the world would he get in an argument with Hannah towards the end of the match! That’s a Rookie mistake right there!
Rich Russillo: Come on, Persephone, I love you but you gotta understand the situation here. Colby Sol put up his best performance yet and he was about to win! He had it! Jesse Barlow was down and out! If it wasn’t for Hannah…
James Peters: I guess we will never know! This is so messed up, in so many ways. Not only Colby was robbed out of this victory, but now he has to join forces with Hannah and Jesse!
Persephone: I know right? It’s super messed up! Who in their right mind would want a loser like Colby Sol by their side?! Super messed up indeed.
James Peters: That’s not what I meant! Urgh!
(Hannah and Jesse are now in the center of the ring, glaring at Colby’s unconscious body in the middle of the ring. Hannah Marin then raises the hand of Jesse Barlow as the two smile wickedly towards the cameras)
Rich Russillo: That’s just nasty. It’s not fair. But it will definitely be interesting to see where these three will go from here! It’s impossible to predict!
James Peters: I have to be honest with you guys. I don’t see Jesse Barlow and Colby Sol getting on the same page! They are so different! But I guess he has no choice now. We will see how this intricate situation develops in the upcoming weeks.
Persephone: They sure have one thing in common, they are both freaking losers.
(The camera cuts to a promotional ad for the upcoming Voltage Free Per View, Fighting Spirit: Osaka.)
(A promotional ad for Fighting Spirit: Osaka airs. Catch Jack Ripley and Charlie Marr do battle one last time in an Unsanctioned Match! The men and women of Voltage make their final stop on the road to Pain for Pride as Fighting Spirit: Osaka comes to you from Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan on May 30th, 2020!)
(Voltage returns and cuts to Bella.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!
( “Lonely Day” by System Of The Down blasts through the speakers, prompting Shawn Sturgis to emerge from the guerilla position along with the second half of “The Unique Ones’, Komatsu Ogawa. They stand on the stage before making their way down towards the squared circle. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! Accompanied to the ring by Komatsu Ogawa, from Riverside, California weighing in at 180 pounds… “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”, SHAAAWWWWWNNNN STUUUURRRGIIISSS!!
James Peters: Shawn Sturgis of “The Unique Ones” is set to stand toe-to-toe with Mark Macias of the “Grand Athletes”. There’s been a mini strife brewing between these two tag teams, starting with their Texas Tornado Rules match where The Unique Ones walked out with the all-important victory before Grand Rampage. It continues as earlier tonight, Komatsu Ogawa suffered a defeat to Limmy Monaghan, and you can see how calm, composed, and concentrated Shawn Sturgis is.
Rich Russillo: The dynamic duo of Sturgis and Ogawa was questionable at first, but these two have proved to be a formidable presence to all of the Elite Answers Wrestling tag team division. The Unique Ones are two men who earned each other’s respect after their gruesome battles and came to the conclusion that they’d be a mobile wrecking ball as a unit. They are definitely the future of this tag team division for sure.
( While Ogawa gives Sturgis advice in the corner, “Gimme The Prize” by Queen hits. Mark Macias, who is accompanied by Limmy Monaghan, nonchalantly strolls onto the stage, making his presence known before confidently striding down the aisle. )
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT! Accompanied to the ring by Limmy Monaghan, weighing in at 221 pounds, from Hollywood California, weighing in at 221 pounds… “DOUBLE M”, MAARRRRKKKK MAAAACCCIAASSS!!
James Peters: There’s a telltale reason why The Grand Athletes’ Mark Macias appears confident and self-assured as the other half, Limmy Monaghan, rolled up Ogawa and was able to pick up that victory. Macias is in a positive mindset, which is very important, but he must know that Sturgis is as equally as challenging as Ogawa, if not, even more.
Persephone: We know that The Unique Ones are waiting to give them payback for the cheap victory earlier and Mark Macias might see a darker side of “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air”. I mean why in the world does Macias even call himself a Grand Athlete? He has the physical body of a flabby, out-of-touch father. Do you want to know who is a real grand athlete? I’ll give you some hints. He’s my future husband, my uncrowned world champion, my uncrowned King Of Elite, my daddy, my Re-
( DING! DING! DING! )
Persephone: Hey! I was talking!
James Peters: This match is underway as both individuals lock up in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Mark Macias uses his towering size advantage to muscle Sturgis into the corner. The referee counts for them to separate and Macias grabs his wrist and aggressively Irish whips him into the opposite corner.
Rich Russillo: Sturgis bounces off the corner as MACIAS COMES IN FOR HIS SIGNATURE CORNER CLOTHESLINE!! STURGIS SIDE STEPS OUT Of THE WAY AND MACIAS SITS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE. Macias usually connects with the clotheslines as he is hung up in the ropes. Sturgis swings forward for a punch, but he fakes it as Macias coves his arm in fear.
Persephone: What a dickhead! “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” is laughing as he proceeds to pat Macias on the head. Macias pushes him away and charges into him. Sturgis circles around and puts him in a headlock. Macias immediately pushes him into the ropes, Sturgis goes for a leapfrog, BUT MACIAS FLOORS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT IN MID AIR! That was nice, I guess.
James Peters: “Double M” Mark Macias has him dumbfounded as he rebounds off the ropes and goes for a basement big boot! But, Macias, however, stops at the last second, freezing as Sturgis puts his hands up. Sturgis moves his hands away as Macias smiles at him and lightly pats him on the hair. Sturgis feels disrespected as he jumps up and SENDS HIM INTO THE APRON WITH A JUMPING GAMENGIRI KICK!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS RUNS THE ROPES AND SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! HE GRABS MACIAS’ WAIST AND PULLS HIM DOWN! SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! MACIAS, HOWEVER, CLINGING ONTO THE ROPES FOR DEAR LIFE!! Sturgis struggles to relinquish his position on the apron as he releases one foot! BAD MISTAKE!! MACIAS LIFTS UP THE LIBERATED FOOT AND STOMPS REPEATEDLY ONTO THE FACE OF “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”!
Persephone: YEAH! STOMP ON HIS FUCKING HEAD! THAT’S WHAT I LIKE TO SEE! Sturgis reels towards our announce table after the no fucks given by “Double M” Mark Macias. Macias now turns around, scans the empty atmosphere here in the venue before jumping off for a double axe handle! STURGIS JUMPS UP AND CATCHES HIM WITH A SUPERKICK IN MID-AIR!! IMPECCABLE TIMING BY SHAWN STURGIS!!
James Peters: Mark Macias slowly gets up from that superkick as Shawn Sturgis is walking along our announce table, possibly going for an aerial assault, but MACIAS SNEAKS IN A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, SWEEPING THE LEGS AND TAKING OUT THE FOUNDATION OF “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”. Sturgis splatters hard onto our table as Macias climbs onto it. He pulls him up to his feet and hooks the arm. HE HOISTS HIM UP FOR A SUPERPLEX!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! STURGIS LIFTS HIM UP INSTEAD AND PLOPS HIM RIGHT ONTO THE RINGSIDE CEMENT WITH A GOURDBUSTER! Macias clutches his chest in agony as Sturgis quickly stands to his feet and SOARS OFF THE TABLE!! HE SNATCHES MACIAS HEAD AND PLANTS HIM WITH A TORNADO FLATLINER!!
Persephone: He slides Macias into the squared circle and steps through the ropes. STURGIS LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE AND SPRINGBOARD OFF!! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT ACROSS THE CHEST OF “DOUBLE M” AS STURGIS QUICKLY PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET, CAPTURES THE LEG AND DRIVES MARK DOWN WITH A FISHERMAN SUPLEX!! WITH A BRIDGE!!
James Peters: MACIAS POWERS OUT! Sturgis now winds him up to his feet. He lights him up with a trifecta of chest slaps, caps it off with a spinning gut kick before running into the ropes. Macias swings forward for a lariat, Sturgis circles around, vaults over his shoulders and GOES FOR THE FRONT FLIP STUNNER!! BUT MACIAS MANAGES TO HOLD ONTO HIM AND KEEP HIM IN AN INVERTED FACEBLOCK!
Rich Russillo: MACIAS HITS THE INVERTED FACELOCK BACKBREAKER AND TWISTS FOR THE NECKBREAKER! STURGIS SHRUGS HIM OFF AND THRUSTS HIM INTO THE CORNER. Mark turns around to Sturgis charging in like a bull! STURGIS LEAPS FOR A SHOTGUN DROPKICK!! MACIAS GRABS BOTH LEGS AND STEPS IN FOR THE FIGURE FOUR LEG-LOCK! STURGIS USES HIS FOOT TO PRESS AND IMPEL HIM THROUGH THE ROPES.
Persephone: Macias recovers and climbs back onto the apron as Sturgis goes over to grab him. MACIAS GRABS HIS HEAD AND DRIVES IT AGAINST THE ROPE!! “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” is momentarily stunned as Macias slowly steps through the ropes. STURGIS OUT OF NOWHERE GRABS HIS HEAD AND PULLS HIM FORWARD! MACIAS IS HUNG FROM THE ROPES BEFORE STURGIS PLANTS HIM WITH THE ROPE-HUNG DDT! THE NIGHTMARE DDT CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: MACIAS GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! Sturgis now coils his arms around the waist of Macias and attempts to lift him up off for a german suplex! MACIAS FIGHTS IT OFF WITH GAME-CHANGING BACK ELBOWS TO THE FACE! Sturgis is now staggered as Macias comes off the ropes! STURGIS CAPTURES HIM FOR A BELLY-TO-BELLY! BUT MACIAS CLOCKS HIM WITH A BELL-CLAP TO THE HEAD AND TURNS HIM AROUND!! HALF AND HALF SUPLEX!!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS FLIPS ONTO HIS FEET!! MACIAS TURNS AROUND AS STURGIS JUMPS ONTO HIM FOR A TILT-A-WHIRL MANEUVER!! MACIAS HOLDS ONTO HIM AND NAILS HIM DOWN WITH A PENDULUM BACKBREAKER!! HE ISN’T DONE YET!! HE DEADLIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND DRILLS STURGIS DOWN WITH A HALF-AND-HALF!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Persephone: KICK-OUT!!! Macias proceeds to nail him with a plethora of southpaw strikes before Irish whip him into the ropes and FLATTENING HIM WITH A FLAPJACK!! Sturgis goes several feet crashing down onto the ring canvas as Macias now takes him down with a snap mare, rebounds off the ropes and FLOORS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT!! COVER!!
James Peters: KICK-OUT!! “Double M” Mark Macias now stomps his face in before he steps through the ropes and climbs the turnbuckles. Sturgis is gingerly rising up to his feet while MACIAS IS PERCHED!! HE STEPS OFF!! LEAPING DOUBLE AXE HANDLE!! STURGIS CIRCLES AROUND THE WAIST AND DEPOSITS HIM WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! MACIAS REELS TOWARDS THE CORNER AND GETS DRILLED INTO IT WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK FROM “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”!!
Rich Russillo: THE FRESH PRINCE NOW GOING TO THE TOP!! MACIAS IS IN PRIME POSITION!! STURGIS SOARS AND DROPS THE LEG ACROSS THE NECK OF MACIAS!! TOP ROPE LEG DROP LANDS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: MACIAS BRINGS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO! Sturgis now pulls him up to his feet and drags his tongue across his own hand! Shawn brings his hand in the air, powering it up before BRINGING IT DOWN ONTO THE CHEST OF MARKY MARK!! BUT MACIAS BLOCKS AND GRABS HIS HAND BEFORE HE COULD CONNECT! STURGIS IS SHOCKED AS MACIAS PULLS HIM IN AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A BARRAGE OF PUNCHES!! STURGIS OVERWHELMED BY THE FURY OF STRIKES AS MACIAS HALTS AND COMES OFF THE ROPES!
James Peters: STURGIS MANEUVERS AROUND AND POUNDS HIS CHEST WITH A HUGE OPEN-HAND CHOP! MACIAS IS WINDED BEFORE HE TWISTS AROUND AND CLOCKS HIM IN RETURN WITH A HUGE RIGHT PUNCH! Macias goes to grab his head before STURGIS POPS UP AND DECKS HIM WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! MACIAS REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES ONLY TO EAT A STEP-UP ENZIGURI ACROSS THE EAR! HE REBOUNDS FACE-FIRST INTO THE ROPES!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS LOOKS UP AND MACIAS EXPLODES ONTO HIM WITH A DEVASTATING BIG BOOT!! STURGIS IS STILL ON HIS FEET! MACIAS TURNS AROUND AS STURGIS BACKFLIPS!! PELE KICK!! NO!! MACIAS SIDESTEPS, LANDS ANOTHER SHOOT KICK, GRABS HIS HEAD AND DRILLS HIM WITH A BASEMENT SNAP DDT! COVER!
ONE… TWO… T-
Persephone: STURGIS ESCAPES OUT OF THE PINNING PREDICAMENT!! What a sequence between these two as their respective tag team partners encourage them from ringside. Both men get up to their feet, but Macias initiates first with a kick to the knee, sending Sturgis down to his knees. MACIAS NOW GOING FOR THE MACIAS KICKS!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE CHEST! AND ANOTHER ONE!! A THIRD!! A FOURTH!! A FIFTH!! A SIXTH!! A SEVENTH!! AN EIGHTH!! A NINTH!! HE LOOKS FOR THE NINTH AS LIMMY DRUMS THE APRON FOR SUSPENSE!!
James Peters: ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE FACE!! NO!! STURGIS DUCKS DOWN AND PULLS HIM DOWN WITH A SCHOOL-BOY ROLL. MACIAS MANAGES TO ROLL ONTO HIS FEET AND CONNECT WITH THE ROUNDHOUSE FINALE!! STURGIS IS OUT AS MACIAS ELECTS TO GO FOR THE TURNBUCKLE INSTEAD OF THE COVER!! AND HE LANDS THE DOUBLE AXE HANDLE ONTO HIM!! COVER!
ONE.. TWO…. T-
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT!! Limmy is instructing Macias to put the finishing touches on Sturgis as Macias stalks him from behind. “Double M” preys on Sturgis as he comes and hooks his arms! THE CREDITS ROLL!! NO!! STURGIS TURNS IT INTO A WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER!! MACIAS ABRUPTLY GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE CANVAS AS STURGIS NOW LEAPS ONTO THE ROPES!! ANOTHER SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!! BUT HE GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE INSTEAD AND SPLASHES ONTO THE RINGSiDE FLOOR!! MACIAS EVADING WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN THE END RESULT AS HE NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! STURGIS IS STAGGERED ON THE OUTSIDE AS MACIAS IS LOOKING FOR AN AERIAL DIVE!?!? WHAT?!?!
Persephone: THE TOPPEEEEE SUIICCCIIIDDDAAAAA!!! Macias goes colliding into Ogawa as Komatsu throws Sturgis out of the way at the last possible second. Ogawa sacrifices his own good to help his tag team partner in competition as Macias turns around to STURGIS COMING OFF THE APRON!! STURGIS JUMPS OVER HIM AND PLANTS HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! THE SEVEN CONNECTS AS HE NOW PUSHES MACIAS BACK INTO THE RING!!
James Peters: Macias is supine in the center of the ring whereas Shawn Sturgis is perched on where he is most comfortable! “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” is mounted on the top turnbuckle as Komatsu Ogawa and Limmy Monaghan are having an exchange of verbal words down at ringside. Sturgis telling Ogawa to stop as MACIAS RECOVERS AND CLOCKS THE MOUNTED STURGIS WITH A BIG BOOT!
Rich Russillo: There’s the versatility of “Double M” Mark Macias as he now proceeds to climb the turnbuckle and hook his arm!! AND THEY BOTH GO LANDING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A SUPERPLEX!! WHAT A SUPERPLEX AS MACIAS NOW CRAWLS AND DROPS HIS ARM OVER THE CHEST OF STURGIS!! THIS COULD BE IT!
ONE.. TWO…. THR-
Persephone: OGAWA PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING AT THE LAST SECOND!! MACIAS CAN’t BELIEVE AS THE REFEREE IS BETWEEN BOTH OGAWA AND MONAGHAN!! The referee warns Ogawa while also separating the two as Macias runs the ropes and SHOOTS THROUGH WITH A WRECKING BALL DROPKICK!! BUT OGAWA PULLED MONAGHAN IN AND MACIAS DECKS HIS TAG TEAM PARTNER INSTEAD!
James Peters: MACIAS IS DUMBFOUNDED AS HE TURNS AROUND TO THE POTENT SMIRK OF KOMATSU OGAWA! Mark is pissed off as SHAWN STURGIS GETS TO HIS FEET AND MISSILES THROUGH THE ROPES! MACIAS PULLS KOMATSU IN AND STURGIS GOES EXPLODING INTO THE OTHER HALF OF THE UNIQUE ONES!! MALFUNCTION IN THE JUNCTION FOR BOTH TAG TEAMS AS STURGIS GETS INTO THE RING.
Rich Russillo: STURGIS STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES AND MACIAS IMMEDIATELY ROLLS HIM UP!! THIS IS HOW LIMMY DEFEATED OGAWA EARLIER IN THE NIGHT!
ONE…. TWO…. THREE!!
Persephone: STURGIS MANAGES TO KICK OUT!! BOTH MEN ARE ABLE TO GET UP TO THEIR FEET, BUT MARK KNEES HIM AND DROPS HIM WITH A NECKBREAKER!! THE CREDITS ROLL!! THE CREDITS ROLL KNEE NECKBREAKER COMBINATION AS MACIAS CAPSIZES HIM OVER FOR THE WINNING COVER!!
ONE…. TWO…. THRE-
James Peters: SHAWN STURGIS POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! THERE’S THE RESILIENCE OF “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR ON FULL DISPLAY!! Macias almost put away Sturgis in the same way Ogawa was put away by Limmy through roll-up, but Sturgis was able to escape that predicament. But, Sturgis was able to connect with that patented Credits Roll and it wasn’t enough to overcome the uber-talented Shawn Sturgis!
Rich Russillo: Mark Macias is beside himself as he now gets up to his feet and grabs his leg! AND CINCHES IN THE FIGURE FOUR LEG-LOCK ONTO SHAWN STURGIS!!! STURGIS IS TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AS MACIAS LOOKS TO OBTAIN A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER ONE-HALF OF THE UNIQUE ONES!! Sturgis is screaming in pain, trying to drag his body weight closer to the ropes, but it is to no avail!
Persephone: Macias continues to tighten his arduous leg-lock submission while Sturgis may be on the brink of succumbing to the excruciating pain threshold! Both Monaghan and Ogawa aren’t present to cheer their partners on as Sturgis continues to fight through the torment. He is starting to show progress here as he scratches and claws backwards towards the bottom rope to the outrage of “Double M”.
James Peters: Macias trying to resist the heart and soul of “The Fresh Prince of Mid-Air” and attempts to keep him locked in the center of the ring, but Sturgis knows that the show must go on for him! STURGIS FLIPS OVER AND REVERSES THE LEG LOCK!! MACIAS SCREAMING IN AGONY AS STURGIS HAS HIM IN A SUBMISSION OF SORTS!
Rich Russillo: BUT MACIAS QUICKLY RELINQUISHES AND ESCAPES!! Both individuals on opposite sides of the ring with no support from their corner. They stare at each other with obvious damage to the legs before charging into each other! MACIAS JUMPS UP FOR THE YAKUZA KICK AND STURGIS SIDE STEPS IT! SHAWN SHOOTS FOR A SUPERKICK BUT MACIAS SIDESTEPS IT! THEY SWING FORWARD INTO EACH OTHER AND STRIKE EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME! MACIAS CONNECTED WITH AN OPEN-HAND CHOP WHILE STURGIS CONNECTED WITH A SOUTHPAW RIGHT!
Persephone: Both reel into the ropes and rebound back into each other. MACIAS CIRCLES AROUND, CAPTURES THE ARMS AND GOES FOR THE CREDITS ROLL!! STURGIS ROLLS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS. MACIAS GETS ONTO HIS KNEES WHILE STURGIS LEAPS UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! SEVEN!!! NO!!! MACIAS GRABS HIM AND DROPS HIM WITH AN ALLEY OOP FACEBUSTER!
James Peters: STURGIS GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS AND WINDS UP TO HIS FEET WHILE MACIAS RETURNS AND GOES FOR THE CREDITS ROLL!! THE STUNNER!! THE STUNNER CONNECTS AS MACIAS EXPLODES INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WHILE STURGIS ROLLS OUT UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!
Rich Russillo: THE SUN MAY SET HERE FOR “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” AS HE NOW ASCENDS THE TURNBUCKLES!! “DOUBLE M” MARK MACIAS IS DOWN-AND-OUT ON THE MAT AS STURGIS POINTS AT HIM AND LOOKS TO GO AIRBORNE!! BUT LOOK!!! MACIAS IS INSTINCTIVELY ROLLING OUT OF THE RING! HE USES THE APRON TO STAND ON HIS FEET AS HE SHOWCASES HIS GREAT IN-RING IQ!
Persephone: BUT THE RING AWARENESS DOES NOT DETER THE HUNGER OF STURGIS!! STURGIS SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AND SOARS OFF!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKK NOOOOOOOO HAAANDDDDDDDDDDS!!-
James Peters: MACIAS GRABS HIM IN MID AIR AND HOOKS HIS ARMS!! WHAT THE!?!??! THE CREDITS ROLLL!!! THE FULL NELSON FACEBREAKER PLANTS “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” FACE-FIRST ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR AS MACIAS QUICKLY BRINGS HIM INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!! MACIAS SAW IT COMING AS HE NOW COLLAPSES ONTO HIM FOR THE WIN!!
ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-
Rich Russillo: STURGIS SNATCHES HIS ARMS AND PINS HIM DOWN!! WHAT!!
ONE!!!! TWO!!!! THREE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Lonely Day” by System Of A Down starts to play as Shawn Sturgis quickly exits to the ring before Limmy Monaghan could grab him. The Unique Ones walk backwards up the ramp in victory and happiness while The Grand Athletes demand the match be restarted after being surprised by the roll-up. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… SHAAAWWWWWWNNN STURRRGGISSS!
James Peters: A competitive match between Sturgis and Macias, and The Unique Ones’ Shawn Sturgis walks out with the victory here tonight via roll-up. Sturgis obtaining the sweet, sweet revenge for The Unique Ones as they get payback for the roll-up victory earlier in the night.
Rich Russillo: As you see on the faces of Monaghan and Macias, The Grand Athletes are absolutely livid and apoplectic! They got a taste of their own medicine and with that, Shawn Sturgis walks out of this gruesome match with the victory!
(The Unique Ones smirk at one another as they make their way from the ring. They are more than happy with their victory, and Voltage fades elsewhere.)
(The scene fades into Dr. Bethany Blue in her office. The atmosphere in the room is pretty somber. After a week of dwelling everything that happened at Grand Rampage, Bethany is still upset about how things went for her going into the event. Not just the result of the match, but her performance in the match. She had set her sight on becoming the Specialists Champion, but the fact that she isn’t champion upsets her. Now, she doesn’t know what to do. Right now, Bethany is looking at her clipboard, but Nurse Goldstein can see that something is bothering the Doctor.)
Nurse Goldstein: I hate seeing you like this, Bethany. I’m aware that Grand Rampage was a terrible night for you, but it’s not the end of the world for you. Pain for Pride season is underway and there are plenty of opportunities for you to shine like the star that I know you are.
(Dr. Bethany Blue takes her eyes off the clipboard and looks at Nurse Goldstein in the eyes.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I really don’t know where to go from here, Ra. As a Doctor, I always pride myself on knowing all the answers, but this is one of the few times where I have no idea where to go next.
Nurse Goldstein: There’s plenty of directions you can go in.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Like what, Ra?
Nurse Goldstein:. You can do Cash in the Vault. This season, you’ve proven that you’re excellent with a ladder and there’s no denying that you’ll be able to defeat all the other competitors in the match. There’s also the 24/7 Battle Royal. Around the beginning of the season, you were someone that everyone was sleeping on. No one looked at you twice and I assume, it would be the same thing in that match. No one expected for Consuela Rose Ava to win last year, but it led her to become Interwire Champion. It could be the stepping stone for you to get that second championship reign. Oh, I almost forgot! There’s also rumors about a big time Specialists Championship match at Pain for Pride! It may be something that you want to keep your eye on. Grand Rampage shouldn’t be your only opportunity to become Specialists Champion and you’d make the most out of that opportunity —
Dr. Bethany Blue: All seem like lovely opportunities, but I’ve already done most of that this season. There’s no doubt that I can walk into any of those matches and win, but I want more. I DESERVE more. I’ve busted my butt off this season, Ra. I have busted my butt on making sure that the EAW is as healthy as possible in the midst of the COVID-19. I would love a match that justifies all the work that I have put in making sure that this roster is healthy and tip top shape going into Pain for Pride.
Nurse Goldstein: You do deserve a lot for all the work that you’ve done, Dr. Blue. :wow:
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m glad that you see it my way.
Nurse Goldstein: We have a few weeks to figure out the path that you want to go in. We’ll come up with something, Dr. Blue.
(A knock on the door interrupts the conversation between the Doctor and Nurse.)
Dr. Bethany Blue (to whoever’s knocking): It’s open! The Doctor is always in!
(The door is heard opening off camera as Dr. Bethany Blue looks up from her clipboard to see PURE Champion, Jake Smith coming into the camera shot. Bethany’s eyes glow up at the presence of Jake. A huge smile forms on her face as she’s more than delighted to see him.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Jake! I’m so glad to see you.
(Dr. Bethany Blue goes to hug Jake Smith, but Alexis Chambers walks into the camera frame as Bethany’s glowing eyes turn into fury at the sight of Alexis.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: WHY DID YOU BRING HERE IN HERE, JAKE?
Alexis Chambers: I’m scheduled for a match. I have every right to go wherever I want.
Dr. Bethany Blue: How dare you think that it’s respectful to barge into my office without permission? (folds her arms across her chest) You could have at least knocked!
Alexis Chambers: I was with Jake and you seemed perfectly okay with it just a few moments ago.
(It seems like Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue are about to engage in a heated argument while Jake Smith stands in the background. A small smirk forms on his face, almost feeling amused by the interaction between these two.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well, I wasn’t expecting you to be on the other side of the door. If I knew you’d be with him, I’d ask for you to wait outside.
Alexis Chambers: We both know that was never going to happen, Bethany.
(Soon after, Dr. Bethany Blue and Alexis Chambers begin to argue. It’s unclear about what these two are arguing about, but this continues to amuse the hell out of Jake Smith. Nurse Goldstein goes to separate the two women, but it’s Jake, who decides to step in and end the arguing.)
Jake Smith: The two of you need to stop. This isn’t worth fighting about. I just thought it would be a great idea to say hi to you, Bethany, but clearly, it was a bad idea.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well yeah, you knew better than to bring your hoochie mama in here with you.
(Dr. Bethany Blue looked at Alexis Chambers when she said that. Alexis instantly springs towards Bethany, but Jake manages to hold her back by her waist and begins to haul her out.)
Jake Smith: There are bigger issues to worry about, Alexis. Focus on defeating Sarah Price and securing a shot at the Specialists Championship. She’s the bigger issue tonight.
(Alexis Chambers manages to calm down, getting Jake Smith to release whatever hold he has on her. Alexis sighs and shakes her head before she and Jake exit out the office. Dr. Bethany Blue follows them to the door where she slams the door shut. Bethany’s eyes are full of anger at the disrespect that Alexis showed her.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I swear to goodness I hate every single person with the last name Chambers, and this little skinny rat like one might be the most offensive. That little bee-itch better watch her back, or I promise, Ra, I’m going to ruin her.
(Dr. Bethany Blue takes a deep breath before looking back at her clipboard before the scene transitions into a commercial.)
(Commercial break for Hot Bench! It’s distracting as fuck when you are trying to get shit done! :wow:!)
(The camera fades backstage in the interviewing area, where Sofia Clarke is standing alone with a microphone in hand, looking towards the camera with a smile on her face as usual. Moments after she is seen in the camera’s view, Sofia begins to speak.)
Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome at this time, Sarah Price.
(Soon after, Sarah Price walks into the camera’s view. She has a smile on her face, staying calm, although it must be difficult after all that went down at Grand Rampage in her match for the Unified Tag Team Championships. It isn’t hard to tell that she still feels upset over the events that occurred, but as usual she is able to try and stay positive.)
Sarah Price: Hi Sofia, thank you for having me.
Sofia Clarke: Please, the pleasure’s all mine. So Sarah, I was hoping we could get your thoughts on what happened at Grand Rampage. How are you feeling?
Sarah Price: Well, I don’t think it should be too surprising that I’m not feeling amazing right now. I’m pretty sure I said it before but, losing isn’t what hurts right now. It’s what happened to cause that loss. If everything went right, I’d be standing here alongside Sierra Bradford holding the Unified Tag Team Championships, but instead Sierra isn’t able to stand alongside me at all thanks to Drake and Viz. I now have nobody by my side now, which is exactly the opposite of what I wanted. Me and Sierra, at one point we felt like we were on top of the world. Like I said leading up to Grand Rampage, we felt unstoppable together, but you all saw what happened. You could say that we did good, or we fought hard and all, but that doesn’t matter to me right now. Sierra is hurt, and now I am all alone once again. Back to square one, right where I started. Honestly I don’t think there’s any way for me to exactly feel good about this whole thing, but I do have some good news.
Sofia Clarke: Good news? Do you mind telling us?
Sarah Price: Sure thing. I’m happy to say that I actually got a text message from Sierra last night. She’s still resting and dealing with her injury and everything, and next week on Voltage, she’s going to give the EAW Universe an update on her condition!
Sofia Clarke: She is? That’s great news!
Sarah Price: It sure is, and after that, she wished me good luck tonight, and I will win for SASS. I’m going to make sure I don’t let Sierra down, and after I beat Alexis Chambers, I’m going to defeat Darcy May Morgan and win that Specialists Championship in her honor.
Sofia Clarke: Speaking of SASS, and wins, I actually want to hear your thoughts on the past few weeks. SASS has gained a win over Ms. Extreme, Andrea Valentine, and Malcolm Jones all within two weeks, but both matches ended in a bit of controversy. Do you have anything to say about those questionable wins?
Sarah Price: I have to admit those “wins” do bother me. All Sierra and I wanted to do was prove ourselves against the best wrestlers this brand has to offer, and we haven’t really gotten a chance to do that in those matches. Even going back to Sarah’s match against Charlie Marr, that match ended in an interference. A well deserved one, but an interference nonetheless. Our match against Charlie Marr and Dr. Bethany Blue, it ended with an interference. Our match against Ms. Extreme and Andrea Valentine, it ended in an interference. Our handicap match against Malcolm Jones, that ended in an interference too. It’s honestly been pretty frustrating, so many of our matches have ended in a similar fashion, and because of that we’ve constantly been robbed of the chance to prove our worth here on Voltage. However, I can’t control the actions of other people. Some things are just out of my power, and I get that.
Sofia Clarke: Well, tonight you are facing Alexis Chambers, and of course we know Jake Smith is accompanying her. Do you have some type of plan going into this?
Sarah Price: I fully expect Jake to get involved in this match, and I am prepared for all of his tricks. I will take them both on if I have to. Tonight, my only plan is to go out there, kick Alexis’ butt all the way back to Showdown, and prove that I can get the job done without any help. Alexis and Jake’s combined effort won’t be enough to stop me.
Sofia Clarke: In that case, there’s nothing left to say but good luck. Thank you for your time.
Sarah Price: The pleasure’s mine Sofia. See you later.
(Sarah Price leaves the camera view as she gets prepared for her upcoming match, and in the meantime the camera fades into the ring, where Bella Braxton is seen standing alone in the squared circle with a microphone in her hand, ready to announce the next matchup. The camera finally gets close to Bella, as she puts her microphone to her face and begins to speak.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is a number one contendership match for the Specialists Championship! Introducing first..
(‘Land of the Innocent’ by Feathers hits, and Sarah Price makes her way out to the stage. She once again has a smile on her face, but you can tell that she is focused on this match from the look in her eyes as she makes her way down the ramp. There’s no doubt that Sarah would love to win this match, but thanks to Alexis having Jake Smith by her side, this will be an uphill battle. Sarah seems ready for it though, as she wastes no time in getting inside that ring thanks to no fans being in attendance.)
Bella Braxton: Making her way to the ring… From London, United Kingdom… Weighing in at 121 pounds… SAAAARRRRAAAHHH PRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCEE!!!!!
James Peters: Honestly I feel bad for Sarah. A few weeks ago her and Sierra Bradford had just scored a victory over Malcolm Jones of all people, and now Sarah’s tag team partner and best friend is out injured thanks to the Visual Prophet. It’s unfortunate, but it looks like she’s being rewarded in a way, as now she has an opportunity to go for the Specialists Championship as long as she manages to win this match. It won’t be easy considering who she is facing, but I have no doubt that Sarah can get the job done.
Rich Russillo: Well at this point, I do have some doubt. Sarah’s best singles performance was probably back when she and the current New Breed Champion Jalyn Garcia fought to a draw back at Shock Value. Since then Alexis Chambers has been on the rise, and with Jake Smith alongside her, I’d be worried if I was Sarah Price. I won’t say Sarah stands no chance, but this can definitely go either way.
Persephone: I for one don’t care who wins. As long as this match gets by as quickly as possible, I’m fine with anything.
(‘Walking the Wire’ by Imagine Dragons hits, and Alexis Chambers slowly walks out to the stage, with Jake Smith walking right next to her, with the PURE Championship around his waist. The two are talking to each other while Alexis keeps her eyes on Sarah, while the two continue walking down to the ring. This is only the second ever Championship opportunity Alexis has gotten, and it’s clear she wants to make the most of it, even if she has to get her hands dirty to do so with Jake’s help.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent.. Accompanied by the PURE Champion Jake Smith… From Detroit Michigan…. Weighing in at 117 pounds… ALLLEEEEXXXIIIISSSS CHHAAAAMMMMMBEEERRRSSSS!!!!!
James Peters: I honestly can’t believe this. Why would Alexis want to side with Jake? The fact that she sees literally anything in him baffles me to be honest. I can’t lie though, despite the dirty tactics we’ve seen recently like at Grand Rampage for example, these two have been working together pretty well. If Jake helps Alexis the same way Alexis helped him, there’s a chance we could see Alexis go against Darcy. I will admit that Rich.
Rich Russillo: Glad you agree. These two work together amazingly, but if there’s something I will give Sarah credit for, she just won’t quit. She said it earlier, she’ll fight both Alexis and Jake if she has to. This will be an interesting match. Are you ready to start this one Persephone?
Persephone: Yes, the sooner it starts the sooner it ends.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And this number one contendership match is now underway! Sarah Price versus Alexis Chambers, and these two waste no time as they immediately lock up! I have to admit I don’t like the presence of Jake Smith here, but for now it seems like he won’t be a factor as the two women in the ring engage in a collar and elbow tie up. Sarah gets the upper hand as she grabs Alexis’ arm and puts her in a hammerlock hold, but Alexis is able to get out of it before pulling Sarah into a headlock!
Rich Russillo: The headlock doesn’t stay applied for long as Sarah pushes Alexis to the ropes, forcing Alexis to let go as she rebounds off the ropes- and now Sarah pulls her down into a grounded headlock! Sarah attempting to keep the headlock applied, but Alexis is able to pull her legs over Sarah’s head to escape it! Sarah now getting back to her feet, escaping the hold Alexis had her in, AND SARAH GOES FOR THE BITTERSWEET ENDING- BUT ALEXIS MANAGES TO GET OUT OF THE WAY! LIGHTS OUT- NO! SARAH CAUGHT ALEXIS’ FOOT AS SHE HAD ATTEMPTED A SUPERKICK OF HER OWN!
Persephone: The ugly blonde chick just spun the other one around- oh, but the other girl just hit the blonde one with a forearm. What’s their names again?
Rich Russillo: Sarah and Alexis.
Persephone: Alright. Well Alexis just irish whipped Sarah into the corner, and now she is charging towards her, and she just hit an awful looking forearm smash. Jeez that looked terrible. Anyways Sarah is stumbling out of the corner while Alexis runs the ropes- but Sarah hit Alexis with an enzuigiri. How did the forearm not take Sarah down, does Alexis just suck that bad?
James Peters: Alexis is still on her feet after that enzuigiri, and now Sarah looks to strike as she attempts a lariat, but Alexis ducks it before running the ropes! DROPKICK BY ALEXIS CAUSES SARAH TO ROLL OUT TO THE APRON! Sarah clearly didn’t expect that dropkick, and now Alexis is looking to capitalize as she begins to pull Sarah up, and it looks like Alexis is attempting to suplex Sarah back into the ring, BUT SARAH MANAGES TO PULL HERSELF BACK DOWN, BEFORE HITTING ALEXIS WITH A FOREARM! SARAH NOW WITH A SPRI- JAKE JUST GRABBED SARAH’S LEG!
Rich Russillo: SARAH TURNING TO JAKE AS JAKE QUICKLY BACKED AWAY BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD NOTICE- AND ALEXIS JUST KICKED SARAH OFF THE APRON! That fall looked pretty nasty, but I don’t think Alexis cares as she immediately rolls out of the ring. Sarah trying to use our table to get back to her feet- BUT ALEXIS HITS HER WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! ALEXIS GRABBING SARAH NOW, AND SHE SENDS HER INTO THE BARRICADE! Sarah is in a lot of trouble here as she tries crawling back into the ring- AND ALEXIS GRABS HER AND SLAMS HER FACE FIRST ONTO THE APRON BEFORE ROLLING HER BACK INTO THE RING!
Persephone: Wow, maybe it’s Sarah that sucks here. Alexis going for the cover, and I think that’s it. The match is over.
Persephone: Oh, I guess not. Sarah actually managed to stay in the match, and now Alexis has her in rear chinlock. What’s even the purpose of this hold, it’s so stupid.
James Peters: Well, like any submission, even if Sarah manages to escape it, the damage Alexis could do to Sarah would benefit her greatly, especially in a case like this where she could wear her out.
James Peters: Whatever. Anyways, Sarah looks like she is finding her way out of this as she is slowly getting up to a knee, and she doesn’t exactly have any crowd here to gain their energy, but I’m sure she feels empowered knowing those watching at home are more than likely rooting for her. Sarah finally managing to get back up, AND SHE PULLS ALEXIS’ ARMS AWAY FROM HER BEFORE HITTING A BACK ELBOW! SARAH NOW TURNING AROUND, AND SHE HITS ALEXIS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! Sarah is getting back into this match, and now she backs into the corner while waiting for Alexis to get back up!
Rich Russillo: Alexis slowly manages to get back to her feet, and she still looks hurt after that double knee facebreaker. SARAH WITH THE ENCHANTMENT BREAKER- WAIT NO! IT DOESN’T CONNECT! SARAH JUST RAN HER KNEE RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AFTER ALEXIS MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY, AND ALEXIS IMMEDIATELY CAPITALIZES AS SHE HITS SARAH WITH A BACKSTABBER! ALEXIS DRAGGING SARAH AWAY FROM THE ROPES, AND NOW SHE PUTS HER IN A CROSSFACE! SARAH IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW, AND ALEXIS MADE SURE TO GET HER AWAY FROM THE ROPES, SARAH MIGHT HAVE TO TAP OUT!
Persephone: I’d love to see Sarah tap out right now, this match has already gone on way too long. Sarah is.. Ugh.. Sarah is crawling towards the ropes and I honestly think she’s going to make it. Alexis is holding that crossface in as tightly as she can, but Sarah unfortunately just won’t give up. Sarah is almost at the ropes- but Jake Smith is pulling them away! Thanks Jake, now Sarah can tap out and this can end already. Sarah can’t grab the ropes because Jake is pulling on them, but now the referee notices and Jake is forced to let go of them… Jake is arguing with the referee, and now Sarah manages to grab the ropes. I hate this.
James Peters: ALEXIS JUST RAKED THE EYES OF SARAH! Sarah squirming around in pain, covering her face, and it looks like Jake is repaying Alexis for helping him retain the PURE Championship at Grand Rampage. Sarah crawling into the corner, and I honestly think she may be blinded right now, temporarily at least. Alexis has a smile on her face knowing there’s nothing Sarah can do right now, AND NOW ALEXIS CHARGES IN! RUNNING DROPKICK IN THE CORNER! SARAH DROPPING TO A KNEE, AND NOW ALEXIS RUNS THE ROPES! FOH-
Rich Russillo: DOESN’T CONNECT!! SARAH DUCKED THE KNEE, AND SHE JUST PULLED ALEXIS DOWN FOR A ROLL UP! SCHOOL GIRL PIN, SARAH IS GONNA STEAL THIS ONE!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS KICKS OUT, BUT SARAH WASTES NO TIME TO CAPITALIZE AS ALEXIS GETS TO A KNEE, PLOT TWIST!! SARAH JUST DROPPED ALEXIS WITH THE PLOT TWIST, AND NOW SHE GOES FOR THE COVER ONCE MORE, THIS TIME ALEXIS MIGHT BE DONE!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
Persephone: Yuck, Alexis kicked out. Please Sarah, just finish this match now. Sarah is grabbing Alexis’ arm while pulling her up, and now she goes behind her, and I like where this is going, as long as this match ends here. YES, ANOTHER PLOT TWI- Oh come on. Alexis managed to block that knee with her hand before hitting a step up enzuigiri. These two insist on wrestling as long as possible and they can’t even bother making this match entertaining. I guess not everyone can be as talented as Sexy Rexy, the best Grand Rampage winner in EAW history.
James Peters: Alexis using the ropes to get back to her feet- BUT JUST AS SHE WENT TO TRY AND CAPITALIZE SARAH HIT ALEXIS WITH AN ENZUIGIRI OF HER OWN! ALEXIS ROLLING OUT THE RING AFTER THAT, BUT SARAH ISN’T GOING TO GIVE ALEXIS A CHANCE TO BREATHE AS SHE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS RUNNING THE ROPES! BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK BY SARAH, SENDING ALEXIS INTO THE BARRICADE! ALEXIS IS DOWN, BUT SARAH STILL ISN’T FINISHED AS SHE IMMEDIATELY GRABS ALEXIS AND ROLLS HER INTO THE RING! ALEXIS SLOWLY GETTING BACK UP, AND SARAH HITS A SPRINGBOARD KNEE STRIKE, TAKING ALEXIS RIGHT BACK DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Sarah is on fire right now! Jake is slamming his hands down on the apron, trying to get Alexis back into this, but I think we might be reaching the end of this match to be honest! Sarah pulling Alexis back to her feet, and man this must be embarrassing for Alexis! Sarah is grabbing Alexis’ arms and it looks like they’re doing the tango or something, AND NOW SARAH PUTS ALEXIS IN THE FRONT FACELOCK! DANCE WITH THE PRINCESS- NO! ALEXIS PUSHED SARAH AWAY BEFORE SHE COULD HIT THE CUTTER, AND NOW ALEXIS PULLS SARAH DOWN WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN! THIS MATCH MIGHT BE OVER!
ONE! TWO!! THRE-
Persephone: Sarah kicks out…. Ugh. Alexis quickly tries to lock that crossface in again, but Sarah gets back up to a knee before she could. Alexis is trying to get Sarah down so she could still lock in that crossface, but Sarah punches her in the stomach… And she punches her again…. And again. Sarah now hitting a northern lights suplex I think it’s called, but since Sarah is an idiot she isn’t going for the cover. Instead she’s crawling up to the top rope, and I can’t believe she actually thinks this is a good idea. Sarah now… Going for that moonsault of hers..
James Peters: JUST FOR IT TO NOT CONNECT! THE HAPPY ENDING DOES NOT CONNECT, ALEXIS MANAGED TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY JUST BEFORE SARAH COULD HIT THE MOONSAULT! THAT HAD TO HURT, SARAH PUT EVERYTHING SHE HAD INTO THAT MOONSAULT JUST TO LAND RIGHT ON THE MAT! Well, Sarah took a very high risk, and clearly it just did not pay off! Somehow Sarah is slowly getting back to her feet- BUT BEFORE SHE COULD GET ALL THE WAY BACK UP SHE’S HIT WITH THE LIGHTS OUT! THAT SUPERKICK BY ALEXIS CONNECTS, AND I THINK SARAH MAY BE DOWN FOR THE COUNT! THE COVER BY SARAH!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
Rich Russillo: SARAH MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP JUST BEFORE THREE! Alexis slamming her hands onto the mat with frustration, and you can tell that she thought that was it. Alexis doesn’t seem to have too much left in her, but she needs to keep going if she wants to go on to face Darcy May Morgan for the Specialists Championship. If she gives Sarah any chances to get back into this, knowing Sarah, it could end up costing Alexis the match.
Persephone: Wouldn’t be surprised. Alexis is awful, even with Jake helping her. If I was in there this match would be over by now.
James Peters: Is that supposed to be a challenge?
Persephone: No. I can barely stand even watching this match, do you think I actually want to take part in it? Anyways, Alexis now is dragging Sarah up to a knee, and now she’s running the ropes, and she goes for the FOH but Sarah manages to get out of the way. Just like that Alexis dropped the ball, and there’s the bittersweet ending-
James Peters: IT DOESN’T CONNECT! ALEXIS MANAGED TO AVOID IT, AND THERE’S THE LIGHTS OUT- NO! SARAH DUCKS UNDER ALEXIS’ SUPERKICK, AND NOW THE PLOT TWIST- ALEXIS GETS OUT OF THE WAY! ALEXIS NOW WITH A KNEE OF HER OWN THAT CAUSES SARAH TO BACK INTO THE ROPES! SARAH IS LEANING ON THE ROPES, AND NOW ALEXIS CHARGES TOWARDS SARAH, LOOKING TO SEND HER OUT OF THE RING- BUT IT’S ALEXIS THAT IS SENT OUT OF THE RING AS SARAH LIFTS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE! SARAH JUST SENT ALEXIS FLYING OUT OF THE RING!
Rich Russillo: JAKE CAUGHT ALEXIS! JAKE SMITH CAUGHT ALEXIS, BUT NOW SARAH QUICKLY CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP ROPE, AND OH MY GOD! SARAH TAKES DOWN BOTH JAKE AND ALEXIS WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY!! IF THERE WERE A CROWD I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW LOUD THEY’D BE RIGHT NOW, SARAH JUST TOOK DOWN THE PURE CHAMPION AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS! SARAH SENDING ALEXIS BACK INTO THE RING, AND SHE IMMEDIATELY SLIDES IN BEFORE RUNNING THE ROPES! ENCHANTMENT BREAKER!!! THE ENCHANTMENT BREAKER CONNECTS, TURNING ALEXIS INSIDE OUT! THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE IT, SARAH NOW GOING FOR THE COVER!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!-
Persephone: And there’s another kick out. This match is getting dreadfully long. Sarah now is backing into the corner, waiting for Alexis to get back to her feet. This is why I think Sarah’s an idiot, why would she just wait for her to get up? She could just finish the match now, but instead she’s just going to take the L. Sarah is going to cost herself the match like this, mark my words.
James Peters: But how could you be so sure, do you see the state Alexis is in?
Persephone: I know what I’m talking about. I am the smartest person in this commentary team, obviously I see the state Alexis is in, and I don’t care.
Rich Russillo: Agreed.
James Peters: Whatever. Alexis is using the ropes to get back to her feet, AND THERE’S ANOTHER BITTERSWEET- NO! ALEXIS MANAGED TO CATCH SARAH’S FOOT BEFORE IT COULD CONNECT, AND NOW THERE’S A DRAGON SCREW! THAT HAD TO HURT SARAH’S LEG, AND ALEXIS IS LOOKING TO DO EVEN MORE DAMAGE AS SHE GRABS SARAH’S LEG AND DROPS AN ELBOW ONTO IT! ALEXIS NOW LOOKING TO DO EVEN MORE DAMAGE, AS SHE PUTS SARAH IN AN ANKLE LOCK!
Rich Russillo: THIS IS THE SAME MOVE THE VISUAL PROPHET USED TO INJURE SIERRA! SARAH IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW, AND ALEXIS COULD TAP SARAH OUT RIGHT HERE TO BECOME NUMBER ONE CONTENDER! JAKE HAS A SINISTER SMILE ON HIS FACE AS IT LOOKS LIKE SARAH MIGHT JUST HAVE TO TAP OUT HERE, IS THIS HOW THE MATCH IS GOING TO END!? ALEXIS HASN’T DROPPED DOWN FOR THE GROUNDED VERSION OF THE ANKLE LOCK, BUT SHE IS PULLING SARAH INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING SO SHE CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE ROPES! THIS MIGHT JUST BE IT, I THINK SARAH IS GONNA HAVE TO TAP-
Persephone: Nope. Sarah managed to turn herself around jumping over her leg, and that allowed her to free herself from Alexis’ arms before hitting a dropkick. Sarah’s leg still looks a bit hurt, but I guess it’s nothing she can’t walk off unfortunately.
James Peters: Unfortunately?
Persephone: Yes, I don’t like any of these people and I’d love it if I didn’t have to see them here. Alexis is backed in the corner now and Sarah is running towards her- but she runs right into a boot to the face. Alexis now is climbing up to the middle rope, and she hits the blonde geek with a diving clothesline. Please tell me she is aiming to finish this match now.
James Peters: Alexis Chambers now crawling up to the top rope, and things aren’t looking good for Sarah right now! This match might be slipping through her fingertips, AND NOW SHE MIGHT’VE JUST LOST IT! HEART STOPPER!! THE ELEVATED MOONSAULT CONNECTS, I THINK THIS IS IT! ALEXIS IMMEDIATELY GOING FOR THE COVER, AND LOOK AT THAT! THE REFEREE CAN’T SEE IT, BUT JAKE JUST PUSHED SARAH’S LEG AWAY FROM THE ROPES WHEN IT WAS JUST UNDER IT, THAT COULD’VE BEEN A ROPE BREAK, BUT NOW I THINK THIS IS THE END!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
Rich Russillo: AND ONCE AGAIN SARAH JUST MANAGED TO GET THE SHOULDER UP! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? BOTH ALEXIS AND JAKE CAN’T BELIEVE THEIR EYES, SOMEHOW SARAH PRICE JUST KICKED OUT OF THE HEART STOPPER!! ALEXIS IS ASKING THE REFEREE, AND YES, SARAH KICKED OUT! SARAH IS STILL IN THIS MATCH, AND NOW ALEXIS IS STOMPING AWAY AT SARAH, TAKING OUT ALL HER ANGER AFTER WHAT JUST HAPPENED! ALEXIS WANTS THIS MATCH TO BE OVER AND DONE WITH, BUT THAT STILL MAY HAPPEN SOON ENOUGH, SARAH LOOKS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF IT!
Persephone: Uh, Alexis is picking Sarah up in the corner, and now she just drove her knee into her stomach. That probably hurts or something. Sarah now just dropped to both knees, and I am praying that this is the end. Jake is telling Alexis to finish this and yes! I agree with him! PLEASE finish this match! Alexis now running the ropes, and-
James Peters: WHAT THE!? NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? TJD!!! DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST FLOORED SARAH PRICE WITH THE TJD!!! I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE HER HOP OVER THE BARRICADE!!
Persephone: I did.
James Peters: :skip: AND YOU DIDN’T TELL ANYONE!?
Persephone: You cut me off.
James Peters:… Whatever, DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST TOOK OUT SARAH PRICE, AND BECAUSE OF THAT THIS MATCH IS OVER, BUT I THINK ALEXIS JUST REALIZED WHAT THIS MEANS!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner by disqualification… SAAAARRRRAAAAHHHHHH PRRRIIIIIIIIIIIICCCEE!!!!!
James Peters: Sarah Price just rolled out of the ring, AND NOW ALEXIS IS GOING RIGHT AFTER THE DOCTOR! DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST SCREWED ALEXIS CHAMBERS OUT OF BECOMING THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP, AND CLEARLY ALEXIS ISN’T TAKING THAT TOO LIGHTLY! BOTH WOMEN NOW ARE JUST TRADING FIST FOR FIST, AND NOW LOOK AT THIS!
Rich Russillo: JAKE IS TRYING TO SEPARATE BOTH WOMEN, BUT THEY JUST WON’T STOP FIGHTING, WHAT IS WITH THE ANIMOSITY BETWEEN THE TWO!? JAKE NOW PULLING ALEXIS AWAY FROM DR. BETHANY BLUE, AND CLEARLY TENSIONS ARE HIGH HERE AFTER ALL THAT THE DOCTOR HAS PUT ALEXIS THROUGH DUE TO HER ALLIANCE WITH JAKE! WAIT, TJD!! TJD!!! DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST HIT THE TJD- BUT WAIT! NO!!
James Peters: THE DOCTOR JUST ACCIDENTALLY HIT JAKE WITH THE TJD!! BETHANY CAN’T BELIEVE IT, SHE WAS AIMING TO HIT ALEXIS WITH THAT SUPERKICK, BUT ALEXIS MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY, AND SINCE JAKE WAS RIGHT BEHIND HER HE JUST TOOK THAT ENTIRE SUPERKICK! NEITHER WOMAN CAN BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED, AND NOW BETHANY IMMEDIATELY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND PULLS JAKE OUT TO CHECK ON HIM! I don’t know what to even say after that, but I’m sure this isn’t a mess Jake wants to be part of right now.
Rich Russillo: And all the while, there is your number one contender for the Specialists Championship, Sarah Price. Unfortunately, she doesn’t exactly look too happy.
(‘Land of the Innocent’ hits as both Alexis and Dr. Bethany Blue exit the ring to check on Jake despite their clear hatred for each other, as Jake still looks completely out of it after getting hit with the TJD. Meanwhile, Sarah Price has made it all the way up the stage, and she clearly looks frustrated, as yet another opportunity to prove herself has slipped right through her fingers due to someone else’s interference.)
(Voltage fades into the final commercial break of the night.)
(Commercial break for Judge Judy. Notice a theme here?)
(Voltage fades back in from commercial and cuts to the backstage area. Raven Roberts is seen walking out of Captain Charisma’s office and after she shuts the door behind her, Rex McAllister walks up beside her. He places his hand on the small of her back and kisses the top of her head.)
Rex McAllister: Did you get everything worked out?
(Raven gives him a small smile.)
Raven Roberts: There isn’t anything that can be done about what happened at Grand Rampage immediately. Kasey Kaos gets the next shot at the Universal Women’s Championship, but Captain Charisma assured me that he is working something out with StarrStan and God help us, Ryan Wilson, over who will compete for the belt come Pain for Pride. I’m going to find out what that means and go from there, but in the meantime, we have the Unified Tag Team Championships to worry about.
Rex McAllister: You’re right. At Gateway to Glory we finally get a chance to finish what we began back at that infamous Grand Prix tournament…
Raven Roberts: INfamous is right. Almost two years, plenty of dates, lots of memories and shared moments, and a wedding later here we are. I can’t wait to brag about being married to a Grand Slam Champion.
(Rex grins at Raven and takes her hand, and the two begin to make their way to the ring.)
Rex McAllister: I can’t wait to be a tag team champion alongside the greatest person I’ve ever met.
(Raven squeezes her husband’s hand and they stop in front of the guerilla curtain.)
Raven Roberts: Time for your celebration.
Rex McAllister (teasing): This is where we part, since you weren’t invited.
Raven Roberts (rolling her eyes): I’m walking out there first.
(The couple laugh and share a kiss as the scene switches to the ringside area.)
(The ring ropes have been moved, and the ring itself has been turned into what looks to be some type of scene fit for royalty. There is even a throne, which is no doubt for Rex, and beside it sits another throne, which is where Persephone is sitting with the biggest smile on her face. Victory music is blaring throughout the PA system as confetti starts to rain from the ceiling. All of Rex’s Grand Rampage highlights are playing on the videotron. A huge poster of Rex’s boot colliding with Cage’s face as Cage clings to the apron has been unveiled. It clearly depicts his winning moment from last weekend’s epic 40-man Grand Rampage event.)
(Persephone finally rises from her throne and she’s got a microphone in her hand.)
Persephone: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING THE 2020 GRAND REXPAGE WINNER… THE MOST PERFECT MAN ALIVE… REX MCALLISTER!!!!
(“Alive” by POD replaces the other music and the camera cuts to the stage for the first time. The majority of the Voltage lockerroom is out there, including the Beating Hearts of Voltage and Terry Chambers, whom Rex and Raven are pretty friendly with. Andrea is holding the EAW World Championship and as soon as Rex lays eyes on her, Andrea just grins. She pats the belt and shrugs her shoulders, and Rex flashes her a smile right back. The exchange doesn’t go unnoticed by anyone, as one question already seems to be answered. It’s not surprising. It’s hard not to respect the effort Rex gave last week, and because he is the lockerroom leader on Voltage, everyone either nods at Rex or claps as he walks down the ramp with Raven.)
(Persephone does not look thrilled at all to see Raven, and the former Universal Women’s Champion makes a big show of taking Rex’s face and giving him the most passionate kiss ever. Persephone is fuming and she begins to loudly clear her throat into the microphone as Rex’s music fades out.)
Persephone: Well that disgusting display of affection is completely uncalled for especially since we are in the middle of a pandemic. I really hope you don’t give Rexy COVID as we head towards Pain for Pride.
(Raven has gotten microphones for Rex and herself from the timekeeper, and she can’t help but roll her eyes.)
Raven Roberts: Believe me, if Rex was going to catch COVID from me, he would have already gotten it considering we’ve done nothing but celebrate privately since he won Grand REXpage :mjgrin:
Persephone: :picard: Well that is just crude and uncalled, and this is not about what you do in your spare time, Raven. This is about the single greatest thing that has ever been done in professional wrestling history by the greatest man to ever wrestle! Like, seriously! Rexy, have you even watched the Grand Rexpage match back??
(Rex makes sure he stands as far away from Persephone as he can, while still being polite, which seems to amuse the hell out of Raven.)
Rex McAllister: I have seen a few highlights, of course, but in terms of watching the actual match back yet, I haven’t. I really don’t think it’s sunk in yet.
Persephone: Well cutie, let’s take a look at your moment, shall we?
(The scene fades into the ending of Grand Rampage.)
Eve: REX ATTEMPTED A SLINGSHOT SPEAR, BUT CAGE JUST KNEED HIM RIGHT IN THE HEAD! CAGE NOW DRAGGING REX UP, AND HE FOLLOWS THAT KNEE UP WITH A HUGE BRAINBUSTER! BOTH MEN ARE OUT OF IT, BUT AFTER THAT IT MIGHT BE LIGHTS OUT FOR REX! I HONESTLY HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU COULD POSSIBLY RECOVER AFTER THAT, THERE’S JUST NO WAY AFTER BEING KNEED IN THE HEAD, THEN HAVING YOUR HEAD BE SPIKED RIGHT ONTO THE MAT! SOMEHOW REX IS REACHING OUT TO THE ROPES, TRYING TO USE THEM TO GET UP- BUT LOOK! CAGE PULLS REX RIGHT TO HIS FEET, AND NOW HE LOCKS IN THE COQUINA CLUTCH!!!
Stew-O: THIS IS THE MOVE CAGE USED TO DEFEAT REX MCALLISTER BACK AT PAIN FOR PRIDE IN 2018, AND IF YOU ALL REMEMBER, REX DID NOT TAP OUT, HE PASSED OUT! CAGE IS LOOKING TO MAKE REX GO TO SLEEP ONCE AGAIN, AND IF HE DOES, HE’LL HAVE AN EASY TIME ELIMINATING HIM AND WINNING THE GRAND RAMPAGE! CAGE NOW MANAGING TO PULL REX DOWN ONTO THE MAT, AND THAT’S IT! CAGE HAS THE BODY SCISSORS APPLIED, AND NOW I DON’T SEE REX GETTING OUT OF THIS! CAGE HAS HAD A ROUGH YEAR HIMSELF AFTER FACING ALL THE LOSSES HE’S FACED, AND ALL THE TIMES HE’S BEEN SCREWED OVER, BUT NOW HE LOOKS TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT! REX LOOKS LIKE HE’S FADING GUYS, I THINK THIS IS IT!
James Peters: WAIT- NO! REX ROLLS UP INTO A PIN POSITION, BUT THERE’S NO PINFALLS IN A GRAND RAMPAGE! WAIT, NO! REX ISN’T TRYING TO PIN CAGE! REX JUST DEADLIFTED CAGE UP ONTO HIS SHOULDER TO ESCAPE THE COQUINA CLUTCH!! REX RUNNING OUT TO THE ROPES, AND HE TOSSES CAGE OVER THE TOP ROPE!! CAGE MANAGES TO HANG ON! CAGE JUST BARELY STAYING ON THE TOP ROPE- BUT REX IMMEDIATELY RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE CAGE COULD FULLY RECOVER! REX WITH A BOOT TO CAGE’S FACE, AND CAGE IS KNOCKED OFF OF THE APRON! THAT’S IT!!! REX WINS!!! REX MCALLISTER WINS THE GRAND RAMPAGE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Alive’ plays up as Rex McAllister is seen as he collapses to the canvas ground in pain. Rex looks up momentarily as he breathes heavily as he hears his theme blast. He pulls himself up to his feet as a smile crosses his face, joy is seen on the face of Rex as he finally feels accomplished with himself. He leans against the ropes for a moment giving a nod as with a pop confetti begins to fall down as Rex looks on keeping a smile glued on his face before continuing to celebrate)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the winner of the 2020 GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH… REX MCALLISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: One year, that’s how long the journey for Rex was, a redemption task that would be long and hellacious to endure. Rex climbed the mountain, he used everything in his arsenal to make sure that things would change. And things did, now he makes things right, doing it all by himself winning Grand Rampage!
(The videotron fades out and the scene cuts back to inside the ring. Rex can’t help but grin as he watches back the moment, and Raven is gazing up at him with nothing but pride in her eyes. Weirdly enough, so is Persephone, and after a moment, Rex finally starts to speak again.)
Rex McAllister: Absolute insanity. I said I was going to take it one step further and win this year, and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve said all season that I was going to make it back to the main event of Pain for Pride, and that’s where I’m headed for the third straight year. The Pain for Pride Festival was a learning experience for me. I learned that I didn’t have the killer instinct I thought I did and that is ultimately what cost me the EAW World Championship. Last year, I went through absolute hell inside the ring only to find myself in a position where I never wanted to be. I was on the outside looking in as Impact choked out Noah Reigner to win the World Heavyweight Championship. I will never forget how powerless I felt in that moment as I was unable to break it up. That was tough for me, and that’s when I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, no matter how hard I would have to work, no matter what else I would have to put myself through, that come Pain for Pride 13, I would win my third world championship. It’s not hard to figure out which championship I’m setting my sights on. It’s the first world championship I held, and it’s the one that happens to be on this brand right now. Voltage has been my home for two seasons now, and hopefully it will continue to be after the draft, and I would never dream of competing in another brand’s main event. Now Andrea…
(Andrea has moved to the center of the stage, and she has her game face on now. What everyone has been anticipating is about to become a reality.)
Rex McAllister: I know you are one hell of a competitor and should you get through whomever steps up to face you at Fighting Spirit, you’ll be the person I’m coming after because I want the EAW World Championship. You got the better of me a couple of weeks ago, and I respect the effort you give and how tenacious you are inside the ring. You are underrated as a technician, and we both know you are a deathmatch queen. What you lack in size and strength, you make up for with heart and determination, and you are someone I have a tremendous amount of respect for. A match between us would be one for the ages, but as of right now, only one of us is guaranteed that main event spot.
Andrea Valentine (Off Mic): I’ve come this far, Rex. I’m not about to let anyone stop me from my first ever Pain for Pride main event.
???: This shit is real cute.
Persephone: Who the fuck invited you??
(CAGE steps onto the stage, much to the shock of pretty much everyone inside the Performance Center. The Grand Rampage runner up heads right for the ring, walking with a purpose.)
Cage: You did, you dumb bitch. You see, I was sitting around, not doing a whole lot of anything, other than trying to curb my urge to say fuck social distancing and go find someone to fight with, when a little alert came to my phone.
(Cage is in the ring and he is pacing about. He stops and stands right in front of Rex, but his gaze cuts to Persephone.)
Cage: Apparently you gave an open invitation for anyone to show up and show their support for Rex here tonight.
(Cage claps Rex on the shoulder.)
Cage: Good job, buddy. Well done at Grand Rampage. You won the big one and are heading to Pain for Pride. You already decided which championship you are fighting for, and that’s just great. Whether it’s Andrea or someone else, you’re hellbent on becoming a three-time time champion. I hope that happens for you, I swear I do, but all this bullshit I got going on with Chris Elite, and even after beating Viz on Dynasty, I’m still not satisfied. I had my own goal of winning Grand Ramage and headlining another Pain for Pride, and you just happened to get in the way of that. I got no clue what I’ll be doing at Pain for Pride now, and Chris Elite is going to get the shit beat out of him in a couple of weeks at Gateway to Glory, but hell, Rex, I checked my schedule and I’m free on May 30th.
(Rex chuckles to himself and rubs his chin.)
Rex McAllister: Are you extending an invitation to me, Cage?
(Cage looks at the poster of Rex’s winning moment, and he shakes his head, not bothering to hide the disgust.)
Cage: Voltage is your show, son, the ball’s in your court. But I think both of us would love the chance to have another one-on-one match. You claim to have evolved, and I’ve seen you handle yourself in hardcore situations, and you’ve become one hell of a fighter. Let’s dance, Rex, and let’s do it Voltage style.
Rex McAllister: You want to face me at Fighting Spirit? I got no problem with that, and what I can only assume you mean by ‘Voltage style’ is the type of matches we have become known for. How about this? Months ago at Bloodsport, I competed in a Hardcore Ironman Match, and it was one of the most grueling matches of my entire career. But one thing I didn’t do in that match is hesitate to use a weapon. I destroyed Ms. Extreme, taking a screwdriver to her mouth at one point in order to finish things up and get the job done. If that’s the type of match you want, then I’m game. I might be the best technical wrestler in the world, but I’m not the same competitor you defeated back at the Pain for Pride Festival. I’m more experienced, more well-rounded, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I’m pretty sure you learned that last weekend. Cage: Fucking perfect, my guy. I love it. I’ll see you at Fighting Spirit.
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit”(Butch Vig Mix) By Nirvana begins to blast across the PA system, as Cage tosses the microphone down at Rex’s feet. He extends his hand, which Rex shakes, and takes his leave from the ring. Rex and Raven watch him go, and Raven can’t help but frown. This wasn’t how Rex’s celebration was supposed to go, but there’s no denying that Rex versus Cage is a mouthwatering match.)
(Cage stands on the stage, in the midst of the Voltage Elitists, paying them no attention. He came to Voltage with one goal in mind and that was to challenge Rex for Fighting Spirit. Cage nods at Rex, and turns to make his exit, and that sends Voltage off the air.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)