(Voltage opens up right where it ended last week. The front door of an upscale, vacation home is seen. The cameras pan out and take in the images of a parked limousine sitting in the long, winding driveway. A wide shot of the home is seen, along with sprawling acreages of land. The only difference is the sun is setting, casting a beautiful glow across the scene. It’s much later in the day. The camera returns to the front door and after a few minutes, Captain Charisma is seen hobbling out. This is clearly continued from last week, because the Co-Commissioner of Voltage wears the same clothes, and for someone who is as handsome and as fashion forward as CC, he would never wear the same outfit twice. He has a smirk across his face and as he turns around to say goodbye to whoever the homeowner happens to be, the door slams right in his face. Captain Charisma chuckles to him and shakes his head.)
Captain Charisma: I knew he would end up saying yes.
(Captain Charisma turns around and begins to hobble down the steps of the home as the scene fades out.)
(EAW intro plays.)
(Voltage fades into a highlight video recapping last week’s award-winning episode. The Pain for Pride match for the World Heavyweight Championship featuring Noah Reigner, Impact, and Rex McAllister would get a little more personal. Impact would flash the Gawd Contract and have House Reigner completely banned from Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the entire Pain for Pride weekend. The tension would get thicker during the main event, which saw the team of Lethal Consequences and Jack Ripley defeat House Reigner. A brawl would erupt between Noah and Impact, with Rex and LC all getting involved. Other highlights include Veena Adams already using her newfound power to benefit The Visual Prophet, Farrell V defeating Bowen Castillo, The Wildcards successfully defending their championships against The Legion and getting into a physical altercation with special guest commentators The FloBros afterwards, and of course the incredible return of Xavier Williams. The EAW Hall of Famer would issue a challenge to Cameron Ella Ava for Pain for Pride!)
(The highlight video fades out and cuts to ring area portion of the venue. Everyone inside the completely sold-out Toyota Center in Houston, Texas is bopping along to “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami, while red and blue pyro explodes from the stage! That Pain for Pride anticipation :wow:!!! Once the smoke clears, and the music fades, the camera cuts to the Voltage announce team of James Peters and Rich Russillo. Both men are wearing ‘Payne for Pride 2 featuring Myles’ t-shirts. :whew:.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, we are like 19 days away or something from Pain for Pride and things could not be more exciting around here!
Rich Russillo: Every single Elitist is either getting ready for their match on the grandest stage of them all or hoping against hope that they get a chance to compete in one! There is no bigger event in our sport than Pain for Pride, and this year’s promises to be the best ever!
James Peters: Tonight, former Dynasty commentator and REVOLT personality, Talib Bari, debuts his brand new talk show, ‘Cloth Talk’ and he’s invited the World Heavyweight Champion, Noah Reigner, and his two challengers at Pain for Pride, Impact and Rex McAllister, to be his first guests.
Rich Russillo: After Voltage ended in a brawl last week, who knows what’s going to happen when those three egos find themselves in the ring together.
James Peters: In addition to the inaugural episode of ‘Cloth Talk’, all three of our current and former world champions will be in action tonight. Noah will take on the National Elite Champion, Jack Ripley, in a Champion versus Champion showcase match.
Rich Russillo: As promised last week, Rex will take on Lethal Consequences in our main event tonight. I’m sure Rex will be looking for revenge, while LC continues to try and make his case for why he should be included in the match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
James Peters: And Impact will be taking on Daryl Kinkade. I have no idea what shape Daryl is going to be in, but I guess he doesn’t have much choice but to be at his absolute best tonight.
Rich Russillo: Daryl is actually going to join us after the break. He asked for some time tonight to speak from the heart, and I’m curious to see what he has to say.
James Peters: In addition to those three blockbuster matches, we’re going to find out if Cameron Ella Ava is going to accept Xavier Williams’ challenge for Pain for Pride!
Rich Russillo: AND Voltage will find out who else will be representing the gold brand in the Cash in the Vault ladder match! Korey Gaines, Farrell V, and of course, Charlie Marr, will do battle to determine who gets that spot.
James Peters: All this and more, I’m sure.
Rich Russillo: So stick around, folks! It’s lit! 😀
(Rich and James flash their smiles at the camera and Voltage fades to its first commercial break of the evening.)
(Commercial break for Travelocity highlighting the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pocono, Pennsylvania. The Poconos are perfect for weekend getaways, family vacations, a couples retreat, and even for diehard NASCAR fans. Yes, the Monster Energy NASCAR series runs up in the mountains twice a year. Bet Cody Marshall has been to a NASCAR race in the Poconos before.)
(Voltage returns from break with Example’s “Snakeskin” playing over the sound system. The crowd immediately jumped up to their feet, beginning to cheer and scream for Daryl Kinkade after he moved out from behind the curtain.)
James Peters: As promised before the break, here comes Daryl! He’s been a little down on himself since losing against Charlie Marr at Fighting Spirit. Believing that he failed against Charlie Marr.
Rich Russillo: In a way, he did fail. He lost the match, and now Charlie Marr is moving closer to Pain for Pride while Daryl Kinkade is left in limbo.
James Peters: It’s everyone’s goal to compete at Pain for Pride in a marquee match. It’s also everyone’s goal to win that marquee match. Last year, Marr and Kinkade came up short in their quest to become the Tag Team champions at the biggest event of the year. So you know he’s disappointed he didn’t beat Marr, and now he can’t make a major case for a marquee match for Pain for Pride.
Rich Russillo: Well, I’m interested to hear what Kinkade has to say. He has a rather big match tonight against one of the men in the triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship – that man being Impact. A win tonight could give him that argument, I would figure.
(Kinkade has climbed into the ring, where he’s taken the microphone from Bella Braxton. He stands in the center of the ring for a few moments, allowing his theme song to stop and the cheers and chants “KIN-KADE! KIN-KADE!” to die. And even though he is mentally within himself, he couldn’t help but to crack a smile at the chants for him.)
Daryl Kinkade: Thank you, I really appreciate it. But please, save your chants – your applause – and your cheers for someone who deserves them. I failed all of you at Fighting Spirit when I allowed Charlie Marr to leave with a technical win. I failed all of you, and I failed myself. I couldn’t get the job done and I can only shoulder the blame and move on. But. WHAT do I have to move on to? Do you think I have enough credit to my name to come out here and throw my name into the hat for Cash in the Vault? No, I don’t. Do you think I have a contract that enables me to make any match that I want? Fresh out of those. So, once again, I’m faced with working my way up from the bottom of Voltage, hoping and praying that I can somehow slot myself into Pain for Pride. … But then I got to thinking. A couple of weeks ago, I pinned a certain someone – a certain CHAMPION. On top of never having my official rematch for the title after I lost it, I pinned the National Elite champion in the middle of this ring. SO.. since I’m a man with no current plans. Since I’ve got NOTHING TO LOSE .. this is what I’m going to do.
(Kinkade, who was pacing the ring as he spoke, stopped in the middle. The emotion in his voice was clearly felt throughout his previous statements. He paused for a moment before looking out again.)
Daryl Kinkade: I’m laying down a challenge for Pain for Pride. I have nothing to lose, so here goes — JACK RIPLEY! I hereby officially challenge you for Pain for Pride, for the National Elite championship. The belt I’ve never had my rematch for — one that’s OWED to me. And since I know you have a match later tonight, I would like you to come out and give me my answer. So, Jack, without further ado…
(Kinkade lowered the microphone, and it didn’t take long for Wage War’s “Stitch” to hit the P.A. system. The fans erupt into cheers again when Jack Ripley walks out onto the stage. The National Elite champion has his championship wrapped around his waist, and a microphone in hand. He stops at the top of the ramp, and looks down to the ring at Kinkade, who’s leaning against the ropes – returning the stare. Ripley’s music fades away to silence, and the crowd silences again.)
Jack Ripley: You’re a man with nothing to lose huh, so you thought you would put all of your bank on the chance that I give you a shot at my championship at Pain for Pride. That is what you’re telling me? What makes you think you’re OWED it, Kinkade? You couldn’t beat Marr.. but I beat Marr. Hm, I think that puts me on another level than you, with Marr’s scraggly bearded ass between us. So what makes you think I should give you this? Because you have heart and soul? You have the people that support you? I’m happy that they cheer you, but you haven’t earned the chance …. That I’m about to give you. That’s right, Kinkade. You’re on. I accept. You versus me at Pain for Pride for the National Elite championship. And just like I beat your former brother, Charles, I will beat you – etching my name into the history books as one of the greatest National Elite Champions ever. I have only lost once since coming over to Voltage. I have beaten men that, APPARENTLY, I should not have beaten .. and later tonight I will do so again when I beat Noah Reigner.
Daryl Kinkade: I think you’ve gotten some facts wrong, Jack. You say you’ve only lost once since coming to Voltage? Well, that’s a load of bull. Even further more, you lost to Cameron Ella Ava in the talent exchange match not too long ago. But, I guess you don’t remember that, or any of those other losses you claim you don’t have. You want to say that you’re going to go down as the greatest National Elite champion ever? It’s going to be hard to accomplish that, when you lose it to your first actual contender. Oskar Wagner? He never had a chance, we all know that. Me, though? Yes, you heard me right Jack, I have nothing to lose. So at Pain for Pride, I’m going to leave everything I have in this ring. Every drop of blood in my veins. Every drop of sweat in my pores. I will leave Pain for Pride as the new National Elite champion, or I will die trying.
Jack Ripley: Careful what you wish for, Kink. Pew pew pew.
(Jack feigned the image of a hand gun pointed at, and firing at Daryl Kinkade, who doesn’t look too impressed with the action in the ring. Wage War’s “Stitch” hits again and Jack waves at Daryl, before turning and walking back through the curtain.)
(The scene at ringside fades out and opens up to El Landerson backstage, much to the fans happiness as they begin cheering for him. El Landerson has a serious look on his face beneath his Lucha mask, but brightens up to greet the EAW Universe.)
El Landerson: Hello EAW Universe, it’s me El Landerson.
(The crowd begins to cheer at the sight of the former Big Banderson Bhampion, El Landerson, before quieting down to let him continue speaking.)
El Landerson: So tonight I have a tough decision to make. So if you did not know this, I lost to The Woogieman on Voltage for my Big Banderson Bhampionship. And he did beat me fair so I can’t complain to that, which does bring me here. If you did not know Pain for Pride Free-Per-View is coming up soon. Even it’s going to be this month, so I have to be doing something, man, or I won’t even be having a match on the show.
(The crowd begins booing at the simple thought of El Landerson not being able to compete at Pain for Pride, the biggest show of the year. What a nightmare that would be, the horror.)
El Landerson: So I have to make two choices. I either have to face The Woogieman again one more time at Pain for Pride so I can try and become Big Banderson Bhampion again since I have actually beaten the Woogieman in the past. Or I can enter the 24/7 battle royal. If I enter the 24/7 battle royal, If I win I could get an opportunity at any Championship in this company. But then if I do that I would be giving up my chance at winning back the Big Banderson Bhampionship again because I know how much you guys do love me to be Bhampion, plus the Woogieman should not even be holding the BBB belt if you ask me. So I don’t know what to do. This is actually a very hard decision to make, so what do you guys all think?
(The crowd begins to give mixed answers, as half of the crowd is yelling “24/7”, and the other is yelling “BBB”. Landerson puts his hand up to calm down the crowd before giving his response.)
El Landerson: Well since you all seem to be as torn as I am, I have made a decision. I will have to take more time to think about it, and next week on Voltage, I will tell the world what I will be doing at Pain for Pride Free-Per-View. I don’t know what match I will have yet, but next week I sure will. Here comes the boom!
(The crowd begins to cheer at the announcement that Landerson will have a definite answer, as El Landerson walks off, before the camera fades.)
(Commercial break for the newly remade movie, ‘Child’s Play.’ Thanks to more advanced technology, Chucky seems more sinister than ever! The movie, which stars Mark Hamill and Aubrey Plaza, will hit theaters June 21st!)
(Voltage returns to the ringside area where Bella Braxton is standing by. It’s time for the first match of the night!)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following is a TAG TEAM MATCH! And it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“In My Mind” by Dynoro and Gigi D’Agostino plays as The Legion come out. They look angry as the crowd boo them to pieces.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Birmingham England, with a combined weight of 422 POUNDS! Finn Edwards, Kyie Daniels…THE LEGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: You know, The Legion look much more angrier than usual.
Rich Russillo: Maybe it’s because they found out their not in the Unified Tag Team Championship match at PFP.
James Peters: :lupe: I thought we weren’t supposed to tell them!
Rich Russillo: Don’t look at me, some people actually watch Empire.
(The Legion enter the ring and completely ignore the crowd as they walk to their corner. “In My Mind” is replaced by “Cathedral” by WCPM as The Mechanical Animals stand together on the stage. The crowd doesn’t know what to say so their met with mixed reactions.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents, accompanied by Joseph Gracons from Junon, The Netherlands, at a combined weight of 462 POUNDS! THE TEAM OF DAVID GIBSON AND SABIN RICHARDS, THE MECHANICAL…ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: A bunch of fresh upstarts with a lot on their mind coming into this match tonight! I’m excited to see what these guys bring to the table. I know The Legion are used to either competing for championship gold or facing a local team, so I’m curious to see how they’re going to handle this rookie team in their debut tonight.
Rich Russillo: In an interesting turn of events, The Legion have stayed silent this week. They completely ignoring their opponents instead of shouting at them as per usual. Will that cost them tonight?
(The Mechanical Animals enter the ring, yelling at The Legion as The Legion continue to stay silent. David Gibson and Finn Edwards start the match as the ref calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: Here we go- OH FINN EDWARDS DROP KICKING DAVID GIBSON BACK INTO HIS CORNER! FINN EDWARDS STOMPING AWAY- WAIT! SABIN RICHARDS GRABBING FINN EDWARDS AND HOLDING HIM STILL, PUNCH TO THE GUT OF FINN EDWARDS BY DAVID GIBSON! In a heartbeat the Mechanical Animals have turned the tides in this match. David Gibson keeping Finn Edwards down with a axe handle!
David Gibson (Off Mic): GO! TAG HIM! YOU NEED HIM AS MUCH AS HE DOES!
Rich Russillo: Strong words by David Gibson as Finn slowly tags in Kyie Daniels. Both men are circling around each other now, locking up. Both men are vigorously in the middle of the ring, Kyie irish whipping David to the ropes, DAVID SLIDING OUT OF THE RING! David circling around the ring, HE SLIDES IN! BUT KYIE TAKING ADVANTAGE, STOMPING AWAY AT HIM! David trying to pull himself out of the ring, BUT KYIE IS DRAGGING HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! ELBOW DROP BY KYIE DANIELS! Kyie pulling David up, IRISH WHIP- NO DAVID REVERSING THE IRISH WHIP WITH ANOTHER OF HIS OWN TO THE CORNER! Tag to Sabin Richards but wait Richards is staying on the apron!!
James Peters: Kyie being lifted into a tombstone position by David Gibson- FINN EDWARDS! HE’S ATTACKING DAVID GIBSON BRINGING HIS PARTNER BACK TO THE GROUND! Sabin coming into the ring, KYIE WITH A KNEE STRIKE BRINGING SABIN DOWN!!! KYIE DRAGGING SABIN TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, CHICKEN WING GUTBUSTER! KINGDOM CONNECTS, KYIE PUSHING SABIN TO FINN! UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER! HEART OF THE REVOLUTION CONNECTS! KYIE THE LEGAL MAN IN GOING FOR THE PIN- NO DAVID GIBSON IS IN THE RING AGAIN, HE’S GRABBING KYIE BEFORE THE PIN EVEN STARTS! KYIE THROWN RIGHT INTO FINN! Oh no Kyie is being lifted up into that tombstone position again, Sabin is on the apron…THE SPEED OF PAIN! RICHARDS WITH A SPRINGBOARD SOMERSAULT BRINGING KYIE DOWN AND OUT! David Gibson kicking Finn Edwards out of the ring as Sabin is going for the pin…
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Cathedral” plays back up as Sabin Richards and David Gibson meet in the middle of the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen your winners, THE MECHANICAL ANIMALS!
Rich Russillo: :damn: That was fast!!!
James Peters: The Mechanical Animals secure a easy win here- HEY! BOTH MECHANICAL ANIMAL MEMBERS LEAVING THE RING AND ATTACKING THE LEGION! WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?!
Joseph Gracons (Off Mic): YOU WANT WHAT WE WANT!! THERE’S ONLY ONE THAT CAN GET IT!!!
Rich Russillo: What does he mean?!
James Peters: I think he’s talking about the Unified Tag Team Championships! NO! DON’T DO THIS! JOSEPH GRACONS PASSING A CHAIR TO DAVID GIBSON! HE’S PUTTING IT RIGHT ON THE LEG OF KYIE DANIELS!
David Gibson (Off Mic): DO IT!
Rich Russillo: OH MY GOD! SABIN RICHARDS WITH A KNEE DROP CRUSHING THE LEG OF KYIE DANIELS!
(The Mechanical Animals brush themselves off and stand together at ringside. The fans inside the Toyota Center to seem to be a little shock at what just transpired. Various members of the medical staff rush to the ring area, checking on Kyie Daniels. Finn Edwards looks terrified for his partner.)
James Peters: Could this be a warning to the United Tag Team Champions The Wildcards?
Rich Russillo: No James, this is a warning to EAW.
(The theme music of The Mechanical Animals begins to play as the two EAW newcomers and their manager smirk at the damage they caused in their Voltage debut. That sends the show to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Monster Energy drinks featuring Big Banderson Bhampion, The Woogieman. The Woogieman polishes off one of the delicious drinks and pats the bhampionship that is sitting on his shoulder. “Monster Energy, the only energy drink approved by man, the EAW Big BOOGIE Bhampion!!!” :damn:!!!)
(Voltage returns from commercial break and cuts to an undisclosed location backstage. A photoshoot appears to be in progress because there is various equipment around indicating that. A tan sofa sits in front of a large backdrop, and as the camera zooms in, the viewers can see that the backdrop is actually a giant logo.)
(One half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, Xander Payne, is standing off to the side, talking to the photographer. He is dressed in a nice tan suit and his championship is situated over his shoulder. Whatever the nature of the conversation is, it has Xander rather animated. A few seconds later, the conversation is picked up.)
Xander Payne: In lieu of recent developments, Payne for Pride 2 featuring Myles is growing bigger by the second! Everything has to be perfect and these promotional photos you have taken of me are severely lacking in quality. That’s not even my good side, and you can barely see the logo. You need to get it together and do what we are paying you to do. This is the marquee event of the summer, and you are not going to halt the promotion of it.
Photographer: Dude, I’m just an intern. I don’t know what you want from me, man.
(Xander takes a deep breath.)
Xander Payne: I’m really sick of hearing the words ‘dude’ and ‘man’. I get enough of that every time I force myself to watch Dynasty and see the FloBros on television. I don’t understand why young people these days don’t expand their vocabularies and sound like intelligent human beings when they speak. This country seems to be sorely lacking in intelligence and I feel bad for the next generation.
Xander Payne: We’re starting over. Delete all these awful photos and start again. Make sure the logo takes precedence over everything else, but get some shots of me as well. Remember, I did win the best body award this year and the camera loves my face. I’m the headliner for Payne for Pride 2, so obviously this needs to be about me as well.
Photographer: I thought Myles was going to be here.
(Xander feels his patience starting to slip.)
Xander Payne: We’re done with this conversation.
(The photographer opens his mouth to reply, but all of a sudden a smile crosses his face.)
Photographer: OHMYGOD IT’S MYLES THE GOAT!!!
(Myles smirks and walks up to a disgruntled Xander, clapping a hand down on his shoulder.)
Myles: I told you this was a waste of time.
Xander Payne: And I told you that with the addition of The Revolution to our Unified Tag Team Championship match, Payne for Pride 2 is bigger than ever.
Myles: I fail to see how it gets bigger with the addition of The Revolution. All they’ve done is proven just how good they are at losing. Jake Smith and Joshua Nicholls being given another chance at these belts changes nothing except give us more people to beat up. We’ve faced The Revolution already and they couldn’t touch us. That hasn’t changed.
Xander Payne: I realize that…
Myles: FURTHERMORE, we are about to get a good look at what the Bros can actually do come Dynasty next week. Next week’s main event is huge, and instead of wasting time doing this, we could be discussing strategy and how we are going to approach our Pain for Pride opponents we haven’t faced yet. Not to mention the other two factors in the match.
Xander Payne: Oh yeah. O’Hara and DEDEDE.
Myles: Yes, our Hall of Fame partner and our Hall of Fame opponent.
Xander Payne: If you think I’m worried about Mr. DEDEDE then you are sadly mistaken.
Xander Payne: Who is Mr. DEDEDE when compared to Xander Payne? Does DEDEDE have an entire show named after him like I do? Does he have millions of fans that flock to him and hang on his every word?
Myles: Now Xander, hang on just a second…
Xander Payne: You hold on, Myles. I’m not afraid of an egocentric chairman who should be in jail right now for all the stuff he’s done. DEDEDE is just another face in the crowd to me. It doesn’t matter who I’m in the ring against, I know that I’m the better athlete and the better competitor. Those two idiots and DEDEDE can’t hold a candle to me, and I’m going to beat the hell out of all three of them come Friday night. There’s a reason I’m the face of this company right now and am being asked to promote Payne for Pride 2 every single day and that’s because I’m the person people pay their money to see. Dynasty’s ratings are going to be sky high come Friday and it’s going to be because of me getting inside that ring. Don’t worry about that, my friend. I got this.
(Xander turns away from his partner and heads back over to the tan sofa. He takes a seat, readjusts his championship, and motions for the photographer to get back to work. Myles doesn’t even know how to reply to what Xander just said. The scene backstage fades to black.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! The winner of this match will qualify to this year’s Pain For Pride Cash In The Vault ladder match! INTRODUCING FIRST!
( ‘Thunderstruck’ by ACDC blares throughout the arena to a huge reaction from the crowd. The crowd settles to their feet as Korey Gaines makes his way onto the stage )
James Peters: I am excited to see how Korey Gaines will compete in this match especially with his tag team partner on the opposite end. Imagine Gaines in the Cash In The Vault ladder match, flying from ladder to ladder and off of them. If Gaines qualified for this match, it would be a great addition. However, Korey has a huge bone to pick if he wants to advance to Pain For Pride 12 with that opportunity.
Bella Braxton: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, weighing in at 170 pounds, KORRRREEEEYYYYY GAAAAAIIIIIINEEEESS!!!!!
(‘ ‘Hair Of The Dog’ by Nazareth blasts through the speaker along with a positive reception. Farrell V jerks the curtain and steps onto the stage and making his appearance. )
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENTS! First, from Indonesia, weighing in at 235 pounds… FARRRELLLLL VVVVVV!!!!
Rich Russillo: Farrell V would also be a great addition to the Cash In The Vault match, but similar to Korey, he has a bone to pick. Both Farrell and Korey are going to clash tonight and that has the possibility to put a harm to their tag team chemistry. However, this tag team was formed out of going to war with each other, so this would be no different.
( ‘It Ain’t Safe’ by Skepta hits and is followed by a rainfall of boos. Charlie Marr makes his appearance with Jordie Ripley by his side. )
Bella Braxton: From Tower Hamlets, London, England, weighing in at 240 pounds… CHARRRRLIEEEEEEE MARRRRRRR!!!!
James Peters: Charlie Marr has recently come off an explosive match with Daryl Kinkade in Seoul, where he won. Now, he is looking towards the future and winning this match and grabbing that Cash In The Vault briefcase will shoot him to the top. He is already at the top and he just needs something to solidify his value.
( DING! DING! DING! )
James Peters: This is an opportunity for these three men to qualify for the iconic Cash In The Vault, but there can only be one! Charlie Marr has begun to talk to Korey, attempting to form an alliance with them to front Farrell V. Marr knows he has to cause some disagreement and disputing between the tag team of Farrell V and Korey Gaines. He realizes that if he gets them two to fight, he can swoop in and take advantage of it.
Rich Russillo: However, the first step of doing this has not been so successful as Marr has failed to gain the side of Farrell nor Korey. They have both turned their attention solely on Marr. Marr immediately rolls out of the ring, but Farrell and Korey slide to both sides of the ring, enclosing on Charlie Marr.
James Peters: Charlie inserts himself back into the ring, trying to get out to the opposite side but Farrell catches him midway, grabbing his foot while he’s under the bottom rope. Farrell slides him back into the ring, pulling him up as Charlie attempts to get out of this position. Farrell picks him up, but Charlie hops over his shoulder, walking backward as he bumps into Korey!
Rich Russillo: Charlie now realizes what is behind him as he slowly turns his head. He turns his head forward to see Korey Gaines in front of him. He is trapped! CHARLIE LAUNCHES HIMSELF INTO FARRELL, SENDING HIM OUT OF THE RING AND THEN WAILING AWAY GAINES!!
James Peters: Farrell is immediately back into the ring as Charlie sends down fists into Korey. Marr is moving quickly as he turns around, dodging Farrell’s clothesline, turning around and DRIVING HIS SHOULDER UP AGAINST THE SIDE OF HIS JAW!!! Marr trying to avoid the tag team games of these two as he charges into other corner towards Farrell! CORNER CLOTHESLINE!!! NO!! FARRELL GETS HIS FOOT UP, MOMENTARILY STUNNING MARR IN HIS TRACKS!!
Rich Russillo: Farrell hops onto the top turnbuckle, jumping onto Marr! MARR CATCHES HIM!! Marr holds him, turning his head and learns Korey is running behind him. MARR THROWS FARRELL!!! AND PROPELS HIM INTO KOREY!! FALLAWAY SLAM INTO KOREY GAINES!!!
James Peters: Charlie Marr en Fuego tonight as he picks up Korey and whips him into the corner! He snatches Farrell and shoves him into the opposite corner. He takes a second to stand in the middle of the ring, soaking in the woe of the crowd. Marr charges into Korey! AND IS MET WITH A DEVASTATING SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!!! Marr is rocked as he turns around! AND A SECOND SUPERKICK FROM FARRELL!!
Rich Russillo: Marr barely able to stand on both of his feet, down on one foot as FARRELL AND KOREY RUN INTO HIM!! DOUBLE SUPERKICK TO THE KNEELING MARR, SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!!! The crowd cheering on both men as Charlie Marr is momentarily taken out of this match.
James Peters: Marr uses the barricade as leverage to get up to his feet. KOREY RUNS THE ROPES, SHOOTING BETWEEN THEM AND ONTO MARR!!! SUICIDE DIVE INTO MARR, SENDING HIM PLOPPING OFF THE BARRICADE!!
Rich Russillo: Korey crawling towards the steel stairs as Farrell runs the ropes! AND SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND CRASHES DOWN ONTO CHARLIE MARR WITH A TOPE CON HILO!!!! Marr has been a targeted sponge for the last minutes as they slide him back into the squared circle. Korey rolls him over, picking him up and giving him to Farrell. Farrell hooks him up, lifting him up vertically! KOREY ROLLS HIM UP!!! NO!!
James Peters: KOREY ALMOST BEAT FARRELL!!! KOREY WITH A PIN THAT COULD HAVE QUALIFIED HIM FOR THE CASH IN THE VAULT AT PAIN FOR PRIDE 12! However, this doesn’t seem to sit well as Farrell looks at Korey like he’s seen a ghost. Both individuals have been a tag team for a couple of weeks and Farrell is shocked! Both men get up to their feet looking each other in the eyes as Marr makes his way up to his feet. Farrell and Korey exchange words as Farrell turns his attention to Marr!
Rich Russillo: Farrell tells Korey to take care of Marr. KOREY WITH A BICYCLE KICK, SENDING MARR REELING OUT OF THE RING AND FARRELL ROLLS HIM UP!!
James Peters: KOREY ESCAPES OUT OF THE PINFALL! BOTH MEN IMMEDIATELY GET UP AND START UNLEASHING STRIKES ONTO EACH OTHER!! Marr is down at ringside with a concerned Jordie checking on him as Korey and Farrell have thrown their friendship out the window for this opportunity to qualify! KOREY WITH A FOREARM!!! FARRELL RESPONDS WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN!!! Both groggy after the number of exchanges, leaning onto each other!
Rich Russillo: FARRELL WITH JABS TO THE CHEST OF KOREY, FOLLOWING UP AND SPINNING HIS BACKHAND!! Korey dodges the backhand strike, ducking down and sweeping the legs of Farrell! Farrell jumps over his leg, landing on his feet AND ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! NO!!! KOREY AVOIDS IT, DODGING IT AS HE SPINS AROUND!! SPINNING HEEL KICK!!
James Peters: KOREY MISSES HIM, TURNING AROUND AS FARRELL SPINS AROUND!!!! SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! NO!! KOREY DODGES ANOTHER KICK AGAIN!!! AND SUPERKICKS THE JAW OF FARRELL!! THE EXCHANGE OF STRIKES END WITH A SUPERKICK AS FARRELL IS ROCKED!
Rich Russillo: Korey runs into the ropes, but Farrell holds onto his tights, bringing him back AND DRILLING HIM WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!!! Korey dropped onto his neck as Farrell runs into the ropes and handsprings! KOREY FOLLOWS HIM AND SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! FARRELL FLIPS ONTO HIS FEET AS KOREY ROLLS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! JUMPS UP, GRABS HIS NECK AND DROPS FARRELL WITH A NECKBREAKER!!
James Peters: Korey notices Marr is inside the ring and focuses his attention onto him. He grabs his arm and whips him. Marr turns it around, whipping him into the corner instead! MARR RUNS INTO THE CORNER!! KOREY GETS BOTH OF HIS FEET UP AS MARR HOLDS THEM UP. KOREY USES THEM TO PUSH HIM INTO THE GROUND, IMMEDIATELY ROLLING INTO THE MAT AND JUMPING UP!! GRABBING HIS HEAD AND DRILLING HIM WITH A JUMPING TORNADO DDT!!!
Rich Russillo: Marr’s head goes bouncing off the canvas as Farrell comes out of nowhere, jumping onto his head! AND DRILLING HIS HEAD WITH AN INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!!! MY GOD THE WAY HIS HEAD IMPACTED INTO THE CANVAS!! Both Marr and Gaines lying on the canvas while Farrell runs the ropes! HE ROLLS INTO THE CANVAS AND JUMPS UP!!! ROLLING THUNDER!!!
Rich Russillo: ROLLING THUNDER ON BOTH MARR AND GAINES, BUT THEY GET THEIR KNEES UP!!! FARRELL’S ENTIRE BODY PLUMMETS ONTO FOUR KNEECAPS AS HE YELLS IN PAIN!! Marr crawls toward the corner of the ring, Farrell is getting up to his feet at ringside, and Korey is running the ropes!
James Peters: MARR INTERCEPTS WITH A BIG BOOT, STUNNING GAINES!! Gaines is staggered as Marr dodges his clothesline, running into the ropes and spinning around! DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!! NO!! GAINES COUNTERS IT WITH A DISCUS FOREARM!! Marr is stunned as Gaines jumps onto his head! INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!!
Rich Russillo: Marr rolls out of the ring and joins Farrell at ringside. Gaines runs the ropes, jumping onto the top rope and flipping! SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! MARR WITH A KNEE IN MID AIR!! HE PUSHED FARRELL INTO THE APRON AND CAUGHT MARR WITH A SHATTERING KNEE.
James Peters: Marr grabs Korey and shoves him into the ring. Korey is dead weight now because of that knee strike! MARR PICKS HIM UP! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! NO!!! KOREY STOPS AND PUSHES HIM OUT OF THE RING!!! BOTH MEN GO OUT OF THE RING, BUT THEY LAND ONTO THEIR FEET AS MARR STILL HAS THE QUEEN IS DEAD HOLD ONTO HIM!!! IT CONNECTS!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT ONTO THE CONCRETE MAT!!
Rich Russillo: Marr just murdered Korey! Marr with a sadistic look on his face, crawling up to his feet as the crowd boos the hell out of him. Marr turns around! SUPERKICK FROM FARRELL!!! FARRELL GRABS HIM AND HANGS HIM FROM THE BARRICADE!!! He’s looking for the leg drop guillotine!
James Peters: FARRELL JUMPS OFF THE APRON!!! HE SPINS AROUND!!! KOREY CATCHES HIM!! AND POWERBOMBS HIM ONTO THE APRON!!!! OH MY GOD!! KOREY ROSE FROM HIS GRAVE AND JUST POWERBOMBED HIS TAG TEAM PARTNER ON THE APRON!! He picks him up and rolls him into the ring. Jordie helps Marr off the barricade as Korey is on the top rope! HE IS PERCHED!! HE SOARS!! 450 SPLASH!!!!!! FARRELL GETS HIS KNEES UP!!! HE PINS HIM DOWN!!
Rich Russillo: HE KICKS OUT!!!! Farrell cannot believe it! Farrell climbs to the top, looking to end the match! KOREY JUMPS UP ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! SPANISH FLY!!! HE JUMPS BACKWARDS!! BUT FARRELL HOLDS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, SENDING KOREY CRASHING ONTO THE CANVAS! FARRELL NOW STANDING ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HE SOARS!!!! FIVE STARRR FROGSPLASH!!! IT CONNECTS!! COVER!!
James Peters: KICK OUT!! KOREY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!! Farrell cannot believe it! He cannot believe Korey was able to get his shoulder up after that spectacular frog splash! Farrell hops onto the top turnbuckle and overlooks Korey once again!
Rich Russillo: MARR JUMPS ONTO THE APRON AND PUSHES FARRELL OFF THE TURNBUCKLE. FARRELL GOES PLUMMETING ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!! Marr with a smile on his face as he ascends the turnbuckles! HE IS PERCHED!!! KOREY JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! WHAT IS HE THINKING!!
James Peters: He grabs Marr and SOARS OFF WITH HIM!! SPANISH FLY!!!!!!! WHAT?!!?!? BOTH MEN LAND ONTO THEIR FEET!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!!! KOREY IS STILL GRABBING MARR WITH A SHOCKED EXPRESSION PLANTED ON HIS FACE!! MARR BRINGS HIM DOWN!! HOOKING HIM UP!!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! IT CONNECTS!! COVER!!
Rich Russillo: FARRELL BREAKS IT UP!!! AFTER TAKING THE FALL ONTO THE APRON, FARRELL IS BACK INTO THIS MATCH!! Marr grabs Farrell, pulling him up to his feet! QUEEN IS DEAD!! NO!! FARRELL PUSHES HIM AWAY AND BANGS HIS HEAD WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!
James Peters: It sends Marr to the ground, laid out as Farrell is back on the top turnbuckle! HE SOARS!! FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!! JORDIE HOPS ONTO THE APRON AND SWEEPS FARRELL’S LEGS FROM BENEATH HIM!!! FARRELL CRASHES ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND MARR GRABS HIM, HANGING HIM FROM THE TURNBUCKLE AND HOOKING HIM UP!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD FROM THE TURNBUCKLE!! COVER!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
(‘It Ain’t Safe’ by Skepta hits to a thunderous negative reaction from the crowd. The crowd begins to boo him as he raises his arm in victory. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. CHARRRLIEEEE MARRR!!!
James Peters: Charlie Marr will go on to compete in this year’s Cash In The Vault and that is not good for those who will be in it as well. We saw the statement made tonight with Charlie Marr asserting his dominance throughout the match. So, for those who are in this match, I would watch out for Charlie Marr.
Rich Russillo: However, what we saw tonight was the destruction of the relationship between Gaines and Farrell. I am looking forward to the fallout of the chemistry between them. I know both of these men walked in knowing that only one person can acquire this opportunity, but what they did to each other will harm their relationship. Congratulations to Charlie Marr.
(Jordie is inside the ring, celebrating with her bearded bae as the scene inside the ring fades away.)
(The scene shifts from Charlie and Jordie’s celebration, as well as Korey’s disappointment, and cuts backstage. Bowen Castillo is seen, having watched the entire match on a monitor. He shakes his head at the image of Farrell V laying flat on his back in the middle of the ring.)
???: Excuse me, Bowen?
(Sofia Clarke walks into the picture and her voice causes Bowen to turn away from the monitor. A smirk crosses his face as he sees the EAW backstage correspondent.)
Bowen Castillo: Sofia, you look lovely tonight.
(Sofia rolls her eyes because she knows for a fact she always looks lovely and clears her throat.)
Sofia Clarke: If you have a moment, I was wondering if I could get your thoughts on the match we just got to see between Korey Gaines, Charlie Marr, and Farrell V.
Bowen Castillo: That’s a simple enough request and honestly, all it did was prove that Farrell’s victory over me last week was a fluke. Farrell V is a failure and I stand by what I said about him during the build up to our match. His only job on Voltage is to get inside the ring, be pure shit, and make the rest of us look like a million bucks. He did that job very effectively here tonight. Korey Gaines and Charlie Marr both looked like worthy Cash in the Vault participants thanks to Farrell V’s overall ability to absolutely suck at the sport of professional wrestling. It’s sad and it’s pathetic, and I ALMOST feel bad for the man. Key word… ALMOST. Farrell V is a liar, a loser, and he doesn’t deserve to appear on the same show as me. He’s deadweight here in EAW and he most definitely got exposed as that tonight.
(An arrogant smile crosses Bowen’s face.)
Sofia Clarke: Speaking of Cash in the Vault, you find yourself with an opportunity to qualify for that exact match next week on Dynasty! Due to Bowie Gray being injured at the hands of Lucas Johnson and Feral Khan, the board has decided to stage a qualifying match with representatives from all four brands. Co-Commissioner of Voltage, Veena Adams, personally selected you to represent the gold brand. Are you looking forward to the match?
Bowen Castillo: Of course I am. The Cash in the Vault ladder match is one of the premiere matches of Pain for Pride weekend. The winner ends up being labeled as a future world champion, and I see first hand every week how well that’s worked out for Noah Reigner here on Voltage. But we aren’t going to stand here and act like the competition in that match is anything to get excited about. Vic Venom got his ass beat by Malcolm Jones last night on Showdown, and who are Io Ishimori and Connor Hunter anyway? This isn’t the type of competition I wanted when I demanded better the other week. These people are on the same level as Farrell V, and I deserve better. My first match here was against Jack Ripley, the reigning and defending National Elite Champion, and that is the caliber of competition I need to be facing every single week. But I guess that’s going to make my job easier come Dynasty. There’s not going to be any loser getting a fluke victory over me come next Friday night. I’m going to win that match and take my spot at Pain for Pride in a marquee match. Those high-profile, high-pressure situations are where I belong, and that’s the kind of environment I thrive in.
Sofia Clarke: Any final words for your opponents next week?
(Bowen thinks for a minute.)
Bowen Castillo: I’ll say this. Perhaps a humbled Vic Venom will prove to be an actual challenge for me. He did the best possible job he could do last night against Malcolm Jones, but it just wasn’t enough. I expect someone with the kind of attitude he has, and for someone who wants to be called ‘The Legacy’, to learn from his mistakes and still come out firing. You hate to see someone get their ass kicked, tuck their tail between their legs, and run away, and you have to hope that Vic Venom doesn’t do that. As far as Ishimori and Hunt go, please. They’re not worth my time.
Sofia Clarke: And speaking of time, thank you for yours tonight, Bowen.
(Bowen nods his heads and walks off, sending Voltage to commercial.)
(Commercial break for Jimmy John’s. Fuck Subway. Fuck Firehouse. Fuck all other sandwich shops and delis – except for you Mama Goldberg’s deli and your GOAT dorito nachos. Jimmy John’s is the GOAT of sandwich shops. Fight me.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the ring. “For Free” by Drake is blasting throughout the arena. A makeshift talk show set has been set up and it’s a pretty fancy set. Nothing but the best for the incredible, amazing, and handsome in his own way Talib Bari! The ring has been covered with a black velvet carpet that’s been trimmed in gold. In fact, the entire decor of this set is black and gold. Sitting in the middle of the ring is the most obnoxious, expensive looking, gold throne with black velvet cushioning. Three black high-back chairs are arranged in a semi-circle around the throne. Gold velvet cushions sit in the chairs and microphones with the logo for Talib’s new show, ‘Cloth Talk’, sit on the cushions. The GOAT himself, flanked by two fly looking bitches who are attach to each of his arms, stands beside a black monitor, sitting on top of an ornate gold pedestal. ‘Cloth Talk’ is flashing across the monitor.)
Talib Bari: :blessed:
(The theme music fades out as each bitch kisses Talib on the cheek. They escort him to his throne, and Talib takes a seat. Afterwards, the bitches exit the ring and saunter back up the ramp, disappearing behind the guerilla curtains. Talib takes his solid gold microphone.)
Talib Bari: Yo, it feels good to be out from behind the booth! I wasn’t sure what the fuck I was gettin’ into when Dynasty cut me loose at the request of a certain little blonde sociopath, but now I gots my own show… mother fuckin’ ‘Cloth Talk’! So yeah, this is how this shit is gunna work. Here on ‘Cloth Talk’ we keep it real. We talk about the important things in life, such as Pain for Pride, amirite?
(The crowd pops at the mention of Pain for Pride, which brings a huge smile to Talib’s face.)
Talib Bari: Damn. This shit is great. You know, it was gettin’ real fuckin’ redundant sitting behind that damn table week after week with my boy Stew-O and that little gutter rat, Flannery McCoy. Yo, that bitch has been pissing me off since the merge last year when she refused to see my REVOLT goats for the superstars that they are. Thankfully, they’re mostly thriving now, with Sienna UNFUCKIWTHABLE Jade headlining her second Pain for Pride in a row!!!
(That brings a mixed reaction from the crowd, but there’s no denying the passion in Talib’s voice for REVOLT and all the men and women he got to know while the company was its own entity.)
Talib Bari: And we have two REVOLT goats going to Pain for Pride to headline for Voltage. Noah Reigner, who did sign his contract with me right before the merger, and Impact, will be part of a HUGE triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Now, I ain’t gunna hate on the fact Rex McAllister wasn’t in REVOLT. I love that vanilla bean pleighboi as much as all of you do, and this fuckin’ match is liable to steal the whole damn show. Yo, so this dude Impact made the match with his Gawd Contract, which apparently holds as much weight in this company as Gawd himself does, and last week he’s gunna ban House Reigner from even being inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dude’s not fuckin’ around, but we all know Noah. Noah ain’t gunna fuck around either. So with that being said, Imma go ahead and bring that boy out. Ladies and gentlemen… the World Heavyweight Champion… NOAH REIGNER!!!!
(“DON’T STOP” by InnerPartySystem begins to blast through the arena and the crowd actually greets the World Heavyweight Champion with a mostly positive reaction. Noah is dressed for his match later on tonight, and has his championship on his shoulder. He gives it a pat and heads to the ring. Talib greets Noah with a handshake and bro hug once the champ is in the ring. He offers Noah one of the chairs on set, but Noah shakes his head and picks up a spare microphone that had been sat in one of the chairs.)
Talib Bari: My man! How’s it hangin’?
Noah Reigner: Just getting ready for Pain for Pride. Now I know that there’s been some speculation that Impact plans to throw around his weight some more tonight and show off his shitty little piece of paper. That’s why this was unofficially officially title ‘Behold the Power of the Gawd Contract II’, right?
(Talib smirks and shrugs.)
Noah Reigner: As I told House Reigner earlier, they can keep their asses in the back from here on out because I’m going into my match against Ripley, and every other match after that on my own. I’m not some bitch who needs the help of others to get victories. Yes, it’s happened in the past, but bet I’m going to prove everyone wrong come Pain for Pride when I successfully defend AND retain my championship ON MY OWN.
Talib Bari: Nothin’ but love for you, my man. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do in order to pick up that ‘Dub. Don’t let people shame you and discredit you, and take anything away from you.
Noah Reigner: I know pricks are always gunna have something to say, but come Pain for Pride, I’m going to silence my critics once and for all. People who have no business opening their mouths want to talk a bunch of shit, hey Ripley, and I’m nipping it in the bud right now. I’ve went through half of my career without anyone from House Reigner and more often than not, I was victorious. I don’t need Evelyn, Cameron, or Oskar at ringside. I’m not worried about Impact and his stupid little stipulations. Now, I am annoyed because he’s throwing weight around and trying to fuck around with and play games, but I’ve beaten him before. I’ll do it again, and Rex McAllister can get his ass beat too.
Talib Bari: :whew: You not fuckin’ around.
Noah Reigner: No I’m not. I’m the World Heavyweight Champion because I’m the best wrestler in this company period.
(“Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to play and that sets the crowd off again. They go crazy as Rex McAllister emerges from the back.)
Talib Bari: YO! GIVE IT UP FOR THE TWO-TIME… TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION… REX MCALLISTER!!!!
(Noah can’t help but roll his eyes as Rex walks up the ringsteps and gets into the ring. Talib does the polite thing and offers Rex a chair, but just like Noah did, Rex elects to stand. He does pick up the spare microphone that was in the chair designated for him and motions for his music to cut.)
Rex McAllister: It’s funny to me when people come here and make the argument that they’re the best wrestler in EAW. I’ve never given anyone any reason to doubt my abilities inside the ring. As talented as you are, Noah, and as great as you one day will be, you can’t hold a candle to me inside the ring. There’s a reason you’ve never been able to get the better of me, and that’s because at the end of the day, you aren’t on the same level I’m at. There’s a great chance that you’ll get there one day, but I can promise you this. Pain for Pride is not going to be that day. Last year, I walked into the Pain for Pride Festival as the reigning and defending EAW Champion. I thought I was prepared for battle, and ready to handle everything as it came to me. But once you step onto the stage, and you feel the energy of the crowd, and you look at that championship you carry so proudly, something changes. The moment hits you and it hits you hard. Trust me, Noah. You’re going to feel that pressure and it’s going to take its toll on you. You are going to experience a rush of emotions you never expected and that will fuck with you the entire time you’re in that ring with Impact and myself. Both of us have been in your position, and you’re lying to yourself if you think you’re going to be immune to the pressure of what it means to a world champion walking into Pain for Pride.
Noah Reigner: I MIGHT feel something when I step onto that stage, but I’m not going to feel what you felt last year. I’m not you, Rex. You can’t stand there and compare our situations because we are totally different people. I’m not going to get in there and completely crumble under the pressure of being the defending champion. I’m not going to let the lights, the pageantry, and the moment itself overwhelm me to the point I can’t use a fucking kendo stick to take out a perennial underachiever like Diamond Cage like some pussy bitch. Once that bell rings, it’s go time for me and I’m not going to stop until my hand is the one that’s raised in victory.
(A coy smile touches the corners of Rex’s lips and he shakes his head.)
Rex McAllister: Not surprising you decided to throw last year’s Pain for Pride in my face. I have humbly admitted that I didn’t seize that particular moment, and this entire season for me has been about redemption. I have waited an entire year to get another chance at having the ultimate Pain for Pride moment, and here we are. I thought for sure that my dream was over when I failed to win Grand Rampage, but for whatever egotistical reason Impact had, he turned the match into a triple threat. Now one thing you and I can both agree on is that fact Impact is a dumpster fire of a human being and the least deserving person on Voltage to be competing in a world championship match. However, I’m not mad at him for throwing me in the middle of this war between the two of you. I know I’m capable of beating both of you, and I’m ready to get my Pain for Pride moment at both of your expense. Impact might want his ninth reign, but I’m getting my third world championship, and there’s nothing you can do about that.
(Noah goes to reply, but he’s cut off by a voice that is coming from somewhere in the crowd.)
???: This is cute.
(Noah, Rex, and Talib all turn their heads in the direction of the unmistakable voice of Impact. The camera cuts away from the ring as well and zooms in on Impact. Impact is standing up inside one of the expensive skyboxes in the Toyota Center. Rex and Noah both roll their eyes.)
Noah Reigner: No surprise that you’re hiding up there.
Impact: Why would I waste my time down there in the ring when I could be up here in a sky box getting pampered and coddled before my match later on? That’s the beauty of a Gawd Contract, bitch. It affords me advantages that you will never have in this company. I know you both like to complain about how unfair it is that I’m able to wield this kind of power, but the fact of the matter is, I’ve earned it. I have done everything a person can possibly do in this industry, and that includes playing Gawd with peasants like the both of you. Now I’ve sat up here quietly and listened to both of you go back and forth over whose angle is the better one going into Pain for Pride. Thanks to me, Noah, you’re getting the chance to prove everyone wrong. You’re welcome for banning House Reigner from the stadium, by the way.
(The ‘tron is fully focused on Impact now and everyone can see his self-righteous smile.)
Impact: Now Rex, as touching as your need to have this grandiose moment at Pain for Pride is, and as much as we all know you’re not walking out of Pain for Pride as the World Heavyweight Champion, I’m going to gift you with something else besides your free ride into this match. Months ago, you were embarrassed at Tempest by the man I’m going to decimate later on tonight in a match that everyone thought was in your wheelhouse. So at Pain for Pride, I’m going to give you a chance to fulfill your little fantasy of being a hero and getting your so-called redemption. So to make this match even more exciting than it already is, we’re going to take away stupid little moves like the Killshot and the Rex Effect, and make this a submissions only match. Furthermore, there won’t be any rope breaks, because we’re going to just go ahead and get rid of those too. So, thanks to my Gawd Contract we now have a triple threat match with no outside interference, no ropes, and the only way to win is to make someone tap out or pass out. So now Rex, you can get on your knees and thank me for giving you not only a chance to compete in a Pain for Pride main event again, but for giving you a chance to redeem yourself from not one, but TWO of your biggest career failures. You’re welcome, you fuckin’ soft ass, walking talking version of dried paint.
Talib Bari: Daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, breh. That’s some serious shit right there.
(Rex cracks his neck and stares right up at Impact.)
Rex McAllister: As if I needed anymore motivation to head to Pain for Pride and humble you. Playing Gawd is going to come back to bite you, Impact. Mark my words. You’re biting off more than you can chew this go around and you’re not invincible.
Impact: I’m the eight time world champion, mother fuckers. You can’t touch the shit I’ve done in this company.
Noah Reigner: Winning that many world titles means you’ve lost just as many, and I’ll be damned if you leave Pain for Pride with your ninth.
Talib Bari: :wow:
(Talib looks down at his Rolex.)
Talib Bari: And that’s all the time we have tonight! I got nothin’ but mad respect for all three of ya, and no matter what happens at Pain for Pride, the match itself is gunna be straight fire. Thank you to my brothers for joining me tonight on the very first edition of ‘Cloth Talk’. We forever gunna keep this shit real. :wow:!!!
(“For Free” by Drake begins to blast across the PA system. Rex’s eyes have never left Impact, who is still standing proudly inside his skybox. Noah is looking at both of his Pain for Pride opponents in pure disgust and finally takes his leave. Voltage fades to commercial with an up close look at Impact, shrugging his shoulder and shouting 9 Reigns.)
(Commercial break for Coca Cola featuring a shirtless and extremely pale Provencal on the beach. Provencal looks pretty sunburned and is seen drinking Orange Vanilla Coke. It’s pretty disgusting but he seems to like it and isn’t watching where he’s going. In fact, Provencal almost steps on a dead stingray that has washed up on the beach. Gawd bless Provencal and his Orange Vanilla Coke drinking self.)
(Voltage returns to the ring area, and Bella is standing by.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(The crowd in the arena lights up in cheers, which only grow louder when Example’s “Snakeskin” rips through the sound system. The ‘tron flickers to life with Daryl Kinkade’s promotional package, and seconds later he pushes through the curtain and explodes onto the stage.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Norwich, England – weighing at Two Hundred pounds … Daryl Kinkade!
Rich Russillo: Kinkade didn’t quite get the job done against Charlie Marr, and as you would expect – he’s pretty down on himself about that. But tonight he has to tear his focus off of his failure, because he’s against a living legend.
James Peters: No better way to have said that. Kinkade has to move on, and forget about Fighting Spirit. He even needs to forget about Jack Ripley for the time being. He’s going to be taking on Impact tonight, and a win over Impact would catapult him to heights previously unseen by Kinkade.
Rich Russillo: That is an easier said than done scenario. But Kinkade has shown flashes of brilliance, so it’s not outside the realm of possibilities.
(Kinkade has entered the ring and has mounted the middle rope, his arms spread out and he soaks in the cheers from the crowd. After he climbed down and removed his entrance jacket, his music fades right into Jay-Z’s “Can I Live”. The cheers in the arena immediately turn into boos when Impact walks out from behind the curtain, and onto the stage with an arrogant swagger in his step.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Seattle, Washington .. weighing in at Two Hundred and Forty pounds … Impact!
James Peters: Impact is on his way to Pain for Pride where he’s used the GAWD Contract to make himself a main event match for the World Heavyweight championship. He’s also willed Rex McAllister into that match, not to mention all the other stuff he’s done so far with that contract for that match. He’s positioning himself for Nine Reignz. Do you think Impact is looking past the challenge of Daryl Kinkade tonight?
Rich Russillo: To be blunt? Yeah. He has a lot on the horizon, and I think he’s wasting his time with Kinkade who’s not on his radar right now. Impact should have neglected any matches leading to Pain for Pride. He has enough stock in this company to do that, should he want.
James Peters: But what would that say about Impact if he backed down from taking matches, while Noah is facing Jack Ripley later – and Rex McAllister has Lethal Consequences.
Rich Russillo: It would say he’s smart to save himself for the biggest match in recent history. That’s what it would say, James.
(Impact has entered the ring, arrogantly shooing Kinkade out of the middle of the ring where he stops and stands. Just to let the boos rain down on him while he wears a cocky smirk. After a moment, the lights return to normal and his music stops. He removes his jacket and drops it to the outside.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: The bell sounds and here we go. Kinkade and Impact circling the ring, not taking their eyes off of one another. They move quickly into one another in the middle of the ring, big lockup. Impact uses his strength and weight advantage to push Kinkade into the corner, holding him there. The referee slips between them to initiate a clean break – but Impact slaps the taste out of Kinkade’s mouth! Impact’s backed away, and Kinkade looks PISSED! He charges out of the corner, only to get tripped by Impact. Impact is quick to follow up with a lifting kick to the stomach of Kinkade as he’s on his hands and knees. Kinkade’s back up to his hands and knees, and Impact push kicks the side of Kinkade’s head. Impact’s just toying with Kinkade, slapping his head a few times while Kinkade works his way up to his feet. Kinkade is up and Impact runs toward him..
Rich Russillo: Kinkade hopped up to his feet, jumped up and hit a perfect dropkick on Impact. Kinkade is up again just as quick as Impact is.. Another dropkick! Again, both men are up quick and now Kinkade has grabbed Impact, throwing him into the ropes. Leapfrog over Impact. Kinkade turns around as Impact hits the far ropes.. Clothesline by Impact! No! Kinkade ducks underneath it… SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! WOW THAT WAS INCREDIBLY FAST.
James Peters: The fluidity Kinkade displayed was impressive. Not a wasted second after ducking the clothesline, he quickly spun into position grabbing Imp’s arms and executing the suplex. Impact landed hard on his neck, but he’s rolled onto his knees… KNEE STRIKE! KINKADE BACK UP TO HIS FEET TOO AND KNEE STRIKES IMPACT RIGHT IN THE FACE! Kinkade drops, grabbing Impact’s leg and rolls into the cover..
James Peters: Impact kicks out after that stiff knee strike, but I don’t know if he expected Kinkade to press this much.
(The camera is cut to the backstage area, where we see Jack Ripley standing next to a monitor watching the match. The look on his face shows that he’s impressed by what Kinkade just did to Impact. That knee sent shockwaves throughout the EAW universe, fans and wrestlers alike.)
Rich Russillo: Jack Ripley’s watching this match closely backstage. Studying Kinkade.
James Peters: A smart strategy for the National Elite champion. He looks to have liked the knee strike that Kinkade just hit on Impact.
(Back to ringside.)
Rich Russillo: Kinkade has grabbed Impact, dragging him up to his feet. From there, Kinkade strikes Impact with forearms and elbows before a jumping enziguri sends Impact stumbling into the ropes. Kinkade is back up and charges toward Impact.. ROPE TRAPPED EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Impact staggers off of the ropes, dropping to a knee in the centre of the ring. Kinkade hits the ropes charging back to Impact… holy shit! A kneeling hurricanrana, spiking Impact’s head into the mat! That looked brutal!
James Peters: But instead of capitalizing with a cover, Kinkade says it’s over? He’s looking to finish this quickly. He’s moved into the corner, crouching, waiting for Impact to sit up or return to his feet. Impact does sit up, finally.. KINKADE RUSHES OUT OF THE CORNER! KILLED! YOU! DEAD!! THE HIDDEN BLADE ELBOW…
Rich Russillo: MISSES! IMPACT DROPS TO THE MAT FULLY TO AVOID THE STRIKE! Kinkade stops dead in his tracks and turns around.. EVISCERATION!
James Peters: NO! Kinkade keeps his feet planted, not allowing Impact to fall to complete the move. Instead Kinkade tosses Impact off of him. Imp lands on his feet, ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Kinkade just kicked Impact so hard, the first two rows just got a spit-souvenir from Impact. Impact drops to the ground, and Kinkade is quick to grab him back up. He stands a groggy Impact up and runs in front of him.. Hitting the far ropes. Kinkade rushes bach, full steam ahead, but whatever he was planning is immediately canceled when Impact lifts a knee into Kinkade’s stomach, sending him flipping to the mat. Kinkade, holding his gut, rolls up to his feet. Impact grabs his arm and whips him – hard – into the corner. Impact rushes to the ropes.. BULLDOG TAKE DOWN WHEN KINKADE BOUNCES OUT OF THE CORNER AFTER THAT HARD WHIP. .. Impact was quickly up to his feet, moving to the ropes and springboarding off of the middle rope — MOONSAULT! NO! KINKADE ROLLED AWAY AND IMPACT LANDED ON HIS FEET. Kinkade pushed up to his feet, charging to Impact.. Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker! Impact caught Kinkade and dropped him after that move. Impact’s dropped to a cover.
Rich Russillo: Kinkade powers out. Impact sitting on his knees, grabbing Kinkade’s hair with one hand and feeding him several closed-fist punches before the referee stops him. Impact’s up quickly, shoving the referee away. Yelling at him.
James Peters: Impact’s threatening to have him fired. But you don’t put your hands on an official..
Rich Russillo: KINKADE ROLLS IMPACT UP!
(Backstage, Jack is a bit disappointed with the kickout. Seemingly wanting to see Daryl put Impact out with that roll up.)
James Peters: Impact kicks out, quickly moves to his feet an mercilessly kicks Kinkade as hard as he could in the face! Impact grabs Kinkade, pulling him up to his feet only to lift him up.. ABSOLUTION!! Impact drives Kinkade into the mat with his Michinoku driver. He’s not going for a pin, though. He’s returned to his feet, his arms spread out wide and a smile on his face. I think he feels like he has this in the bag.
Rich Russillo: Impact is unaware that Kinkade is moving back up to his feet. Kinkade is up and hits the far ropes.. Impact turns around right into a back elbow from Kinkade! Impact is down, but not for long. Kinkade has grabbed him.. Moving him to his knees. Kinkade turns, runs to the ropes and comes back quickly. AFTER MIDNIGHT! AFTER MIDNIGHT! Kinkade just hit Impact with a massive shining wizard!! He crawls into the cover..
James Peters: IMPACT KICKED OUT! HE’S KICKED OUT AND DARYL KINKADE CAN NOT BELIEVE IT!
(Backstage, Jack Ripley shakes his head. Not believing that Kinkade didn’t put Impact away with the Shining Wizard. He’s remained silent this entire time, not saying a word. Just watching closely.)
James Peters: Kinkade is beside himself in shock. He’s up to his feet, waiting for Impact to get to his feet. Once Impact begins to move, Kinkade runs to the ropes.. Jumping onto the middle rope and springboarding off.. DKO!!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!!!!!! EVISCERATION!! IMPACT COUNTERED! HE COUNTERED RIGHT INTO THE EVISCERATION! THE EXPERIENCE FACTOR COMING INTO PLAY, AND HE JUST LAID OUT AN AIR-BORNE DARYL KINKADE WITH THE EVISCERATION!
James Peters: Impact’s moved on top of Daryl, covering him.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… IMPACT!
(Backstage, Jack Ripley shakes his head. A mixture of happiness that his challenger lost, but also disappointment for the same reason. He turned off the monitor, threw his title onto his shoulder, and walked away.)
James Peters: Impact just defeated Daryl Kinkade in a fantastic match for both men. But Impact’s experience just proved to be too much for Kinkade to handle tonight.
Rich Russillo: Impact’s taken a step closer to Pain for Pride, victorious. He’s picked up some much needed momentum heading into his big World Championship match.
James Peters: But Kinkade couldn’t do the same. He’s going to have to think of another way to pick up some steam heading into his match against Jack Ripley.
(The arrogant EAW Hall of Famer celebrates his victory, and then Voltage fades to the backstage area.)
(Our camera cuts backstage to the inside of the Co-Commissioner’s office, where Veena Adams sits comfortably as she sips on a large iced coffee from her bedazzled Starbucks tumbler and hones in on her laptop screen. Her manicured fingernails glide across her keyboard as she replies to some of her fan email.)
(Suddenly, the lights in her office begin to flicker, startling her slightly and tearing her focus away from the computer screen. She looks around her office, deeply offended at the lights in her new office and the fact that the staff at the arena have failed to ensure that the wiring was installed flawlessly. She waits for the lights to stop blinking before she shrugs her shoulders and turns back to her computer, picking up where she left off. As she types, however, her face slowly turns to a grimace as she wiggles her nose a few times.)
Veena Adams: …what the FUCK is that smell?! UGH, is that…rotten eggs?! Jesus, where the fuck am I?
(She quickly grabs ahold of her nose and stands up from her seat. Her heels click on the floor as she rushes over to the window of her office, and the lights begin to flicker again. She audibly groans and reaches down to open the window and relieve her office of the smell, but she gasps as she glances down at the windowsill to see roaches and spiders crawling up from a hole in the floor, surrounding the windowsill and a good portion of the wall.)
Veena Adams: :damn: FUCK! Dear gawd, what kind of shit is this!? I swear on everything, I’m never coming to Texas EVER again! FUCK!
(Veena stomps around the floor, trying her best to kill some of the wandering bugs with her heels. Unbeknownst to Veena, a hooded, shadowy figure emerges slowly into the frame, standing behind her, holding up in the air a small, black cloth bag and a jar full of spiderwebs and lavender flowers. The female voice begins to chant. Veena is frozen still once she realizes someone is in the office with her.)
???: North south, east west. Spider’s web shall bind her best. East west north south. Hold his limbs and stop his mouth. Seal his eyes and choke her breath. Wrap him ‘round with ropes of death.
(As the lights continue to flicker. Veena turns around slowly, bracing herself to come face to face with her intruder. Veena lets out an ear-piercing scream and the chanting from the female voice only grows in intensity. Veena backs up against the wall, and finds herself surrounded by spiders and bugs while the gypsy’s incantations continue. She has no choice but to shut her eyes as she stands paralyzed in fear–until the lights turn back on and the chanting stops. Veena reluctantly opens one eye.)
???: Jesus, Minerva, I told you to just to spook her, not perform a RITUAL!
(The camera turns to the doorway of the Co-Commissioner’s office, where Constance Blevins stands, finger still on the lightswitch. She looks onward disappointedly as the mysterious figure lowers their hood and Minerva reveals herself, long dark hair cascading down her back. She chuckles and sets her paraphernalia on Veena’s desk.)
Veena Adams: Are you fucking kidding me?! What the hell is going on? Aren’t you a little early for Halloween?!
Constance Blevins: (She sighs.) Hi, Veena. Pardon us, but we couldn’t think of any other way to get you to actually listen to us after what you said on Empire. Your influence on the board decision to exclude us from the Tag Team Triple Threat match at Pain for Pride is based in so much prejudice and ignorance, I nearly can’t believe that they let it slide myself. You know more than anything that as reigning Empire Tag Team Champions, we should at least have the right to defend our titles instead of just having them taken away from us because of some grown ass kid’s impulsiveness. I don’t care at all about your personal opinions on the Empire shutdown, but you can’t deny that we’re Tag Team Champions, too, in our very own right. Give the people what they want.
Veena Adams: Look, if you want a match at Pain for Pride so bad, ask Kendra for some championship contenders, this isn’t my problem–
Minerva: You made it your problem when you came onto our show and denied us the right opportunity because “you didn’t feel like it” or because we’re women. Lazy imbecile. How fucking dare you think any less of either of us because of our sex. We’re just as good, if not better compared to The Wildcards, or The Flobros, or The Revolution. Here I thought you were a woman like myself, with the ability to reason, to see the bigger picture, to see what our success could mean to put an end to the bimbos, the divas, the self-proclaimed queens of our world. But you’re nothing but a coward, Veena, hiding behind your influence and your projections of your insecurities on all of us. I guess that makes you the perfect fit to carry the Adams family name, though, doesn’t it?
(The crowd in the arena is heard “ooh”ing as Veena rolls her eyes and crosses her arms over her chest.)
Veena Adams: I said what I said, and that’s not going to change. You can take your creepiness and you can fuck right off. Flickering lights and the smell of sulfur like this is some haunted house. I bet you that wasn’t even a real spell anyway. Probably something you made up, some old folk song from your travels or whatever it was you did because you were starving and homeless–doesn’t look like much has changed either, to be honest. You’d at least think with a title, even as worthless as that one is, that you’d carry yourself a little differently.
Minerva: Yep. Just a made up spell, Veena. Or was it? (Minerva smiles.) And aren’t all spells “made up” anyway? But if you’re worried about the spell, you know, I could just reverse it. If you give us what it is we ask for.
(Minerva flashes an evil grin. Veena gulps and takes a half a second to consider the possibility that Minerva really may have just cast a legitimate spell on her of some sort. The look on her face shows that she decides waiting to find out if the dark magic was legitimate or not isn’t worth it.)
Veena Adams: Alright, look. I don’t give handouts, mmkay? If you want a shot in that matchup, you’re going to have to earn it. I need to make sure that I’m impressed enough by you to give you the honor of competing against those Kings who’ve already been announced for Pain for Pride.
Constance Blevins: What would you have us do?
Veena Adams: (She turns to Minerva.) To punish you for trespassing, I’ll put you in a match–next week on Voltage. It’ll be you, Minerva, in a Fatal-4-Way against Thadd Blazevich, Joshua Nicholls, and my Voltage King Xander Payne. If you win–spoiler alert, you won’t, but go ahead and try anyways–we’ll put you two in the Pain for Pride match. Winner Takes All! So we can put your stupid little Empire Tag Team Championship belts to rest properly. Sound good?
(While Constance and Minerva turn to each other for signs of approval, the crowd in the arena gives a small pop at the proposed match. Minerva nods.)
Constance Blevins: Sounds great.
Veena Adams: Good. Now get the fuck out of here before I call the police.
(Constance and Minerva nod their head at Veena and exit the office, leaving Veena by her lonesome. She waits for the door to shut before collapsing into herself and taking a few deep breaths, as she is clearly still shaken up from the encounter with Minerva. She takes a seat at her desk, burying her face in her hands. From the corner of her eye, she sees one of Minerva’s leftover spiders crawling over her laptop. She slams the laptop shut as hard as she can right onto the spider, successfully killing it. She groans when she realizes what she’s done to her computer. The camera fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for AT&T wireless network featuring Drake King. Now the slogan of AT&T Wireless is “Okay is just not okay”, however Drake King does not believe in that word. The Interwire Champion refuses to say his line and storms off the set in a huff.)
(Voltage returns to the ring area. ‘Stitch’ by Wage War begins to play as Jack Ripley makes his way to the ring, National Elite Championship in hand, as the crowd begins to cheer.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring… From Las Vegas, Nevada.. Weighing in at 202 pounds… He is the EAW National Elite Champion, JAAAACK RRIIIPPPPPLEEYYY!!!!
James Peters: The Straight Shooter! This man has been very impressive since winning this title- no, since joining the Voltage roster, as he’s gotten wins against guys like Charlie Marr and Jackson Blayde, most recently winning a tag team match against Oskar Wagner and his opponent tonight!
Rich Russillo: Yeah, but let’s not forget Jack didn’t get the pin in that match. In fact, neither Jack or Noah were involved in the match decision, but Jack is looking to change that tonight!
(‘Don’t Stop’ by InnerPartySystem follows as the crowd continues to cheer for Noah Reigner, who has his title on his waist as he makes his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… From Seattle, Washington… Weighing in at 184 pounds… He is the EAW World Heavyweight Champion, NOOAAHHHH REEEIIIGNNEERRR!!!
James Peters: Now as you said, neither man was involved in that decision, but let’s not forget why Noah wasn’t. Impact attacked Noah while the referee was down, leading to a brawl that had went on into the crowd, even after the match. You think that’ll be a factor here?
Rich Russillo: Well I wouldn’t be surprised if Impact is still on Noah’s mind here tonight after what happened earlier on ‘Cloth Talk’, but we’ve seen Noah do a great job of compartmentalizing his emotions and focusing on the task at hand.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: This match is now underway as the two men immediately begin to lock up! Jack is able to power Noah into the corner and he holds him there until the count of four, and now the two men are forced to separate by the referee! The two men now circling the ring, before locking up in a second collar-and-elbow tie up! This time Noah is quickly able to get a headlock in on Jack, and he’s trying to drag him down to the mat but Jack is doing everything he can to stay on his feet! Jack now powering Noah into the ropes, as Noah bounces off releasing the hold! Noah now rebounding off the ropes and Jack attempts an arm drag, but Noah manages to stand his ground! Noah now pushing Jack into the ropes- KILLSHO- NO! Jack manages to grab the legs, dropping Noah to the ground, AND THERE’S A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! JACK NOW WITH THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!
James Peters: AND THERE’S A KICK OUT AT ONE!
Rich Russillo: Jack now Immediately locking in a grounded headlock, and I was going to say a fall that early wouldn’t put Noah away but it looks like Jack knew that! Noah in trouble now as Jack has this headlock applied but the Assault Rifle is doing everything he can to fight out of it! Noah now, managing to wrap the legs around Jacks head to escape the hold! Both men quickly getting back to their feet now, YOU’LL FLOAT TOO- NO! Noah caught the leg, and he turns him around! GERMAN SUPLEX- BUT JACK LANDED ON HIS FEET, AND THERE’S A JUMPING NECKBREAKER BY JACK RIPLEY! Noah holding his neck as he crawls over to the corner, but just look at Jack waiting for him to get to his feet! Jack running in now, BUT HE’S MET WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE BY NOAH! Noah now to the second rope, AND THERE’S A TORNADO DDT! COVER NOW BY THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Rich Russillo: KICK OUT BY JACK!
James Peters: Jack managed to kick out before two, but I didn’t expect much else this early on in the match. Noah now dragging Jack up to his feet, and he’s brings him to the corner, before SLAMMING HIS FACE INTO THE TURNBUCKLES REPEATEDLY! Jack in trouble now as Noah doesn’t stop bashing Jack’s face into these turnbuckles, but the National Elite Champion is able to put his foot on the second turnbuckle, before delivering an elbow to Noah’s jaw! Jack now with an irish whip to the ropes, AND THERE’S A HURRICANRANA BY JACK, INTO THE PIN!
James Peters: BUT NOAH PULLS HIM DOWN INTO A PIN OF HIS OWN!
James Peters: BUT JACK STILL KICKS OUT, AND BOTH MEN GET TO THEIR FEET ONCE MORE! Both men charging at each other, but Jack is able to slip behind Noah! BACK SUPLE- NO! NOW IT’S NOAH WHO FLIPS OUT OF IT, AND THERE’S A GERMAN SUPLEX, THIS TIME CONNECTING WITH JACK! Noah holding his jaw now as he gets to his feet, and he’s still feeling the effects of that elbow from earlier.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, that elbow hit him hard, but Noah now is waiting for Jack to get to his feet! I think Noah is ready to put this match away, and Jack is getting up, I don’t think he realizes what’s about to happen! KILLSHO- WAIT! NO! JACK CAUGHT NOAH, AND HE JUST THREW HIM ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! What’s he doing? Jack’s climbing up to the top rope as Noah is barely holding onto the ropes! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY JACK! WHAT A MOVE BY JACK, AND THERE’S ANOTHER COVER BY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!
Rich Russillo: NOAH GETS THE SHOULDER UP! THAT NEARLY GOT THE JOB DONE, BUT SOMEHOW NOAH MANAGED TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP JUST BEFORE THREE! Jack now backing up into the corner, and it looks like now he’s the one waiting for Noah to get up! Noah’s struggling, but he’s making it to a knee- AND THERE’S A KNEE TO THE HEAD! THE DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME CONNECTS, BUT JACK ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER! JACK’S GOING TO THE TOP ROPE, WHAT’S HE DOING? BELIEVE IT OR NO- NO! NOAH JUST MANAGED TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY, AND JACK JUST CRASHED INTO THE MAT!
James Peters: And now neither man is able to get to their feet! Noah managed to evade that Shooting Star Press but he’s still in pain after getting kneed right in the head! The referee beginning the count now and if it reaches ten this match is over!
James Peters: But there’s Noah, managing to use the ropes to get to his feet now! Noah’s now seated in the corner, looking to recover as Jack Ripley slowly starts to get to his feet. Jack now back to his feet, and Noah charges i- YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! IT CONNECTS, THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS, BUT NOAH JUST ROLLED RIGHT OUT OF THE RING! JACK CAN’T BELIEVE HIS EYES! HE HAD THE MATCH WON AND NOAH JUST FELL RIGHT OUT OF HIS REACH! NONETHELESS THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT AS JACK RIPLEY LOOKS FURIOUS!
James Peters: BUT JACK ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! JACK DOESN’T WANT TO WIN THIS BY COUNTOUT, BUT NOW HE’S DRAGGING NOAH AROUND THE RING, AND HE JUST SENT HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS, AND THAT’S A COUNT OF ONE! Jack now, THROWING NOAH INTO THE BARRICADE! Jack throwing Noah into the ring now- BUT WHAT’S THIS!? NOAH RUNS THE ROPES, SUICIDE DIVE! HOW DID HE DO THAT? NOAH WITH A SUDDEN BURST OF ENERGY, TAKING OUT BOTH HIMSELF AND JACK RIPLEY! THE COUNT HAS BEEN RESTARTED, BUT ONCE AGAIN NEITHER MAN CAN GET TO THEIR FEET!
Rich Russillo: These two have taken a lot out of each other thus far, but I just have to think if they took out too much, because now this just might end in a double count out, as that’s now a count of three and neither Noah or Jack has moved!
(A split-screen shows Daryl Kinkade watching the match closely backstage, remaining focused despite neither competitor being able to get to their feet.)
Rich Russillo: BOTH MEN JUST MADE IT INTO THE RING! SOMEHOW BOTH MEN JUST USED ALL THEY HAD LEFT TO MAKE IT INTO THE RING BEFORE THE TEN COUNT, AND THIS MATCH IS STILL ON! THIS MATCH IS SOMEHOW STILL ON! Both men making it back to their feet, but they can barely stand at this point! Both of these men are Champions, and that’s for good reason! The two men have given this match everything they’ve got, but remember, Pain for Pride is just around the corner! As we’ve seen already Daryl Kinkade is watching this match, and I know for a fact that Noah’s opponents must be doing the same! But nonetheless, the two champions now are slowly approaching each other, and now there it is, the third lock up of this match! Now this time it’s Noah managing to power Jack into the ropes, but Jack is able to push Noah away, before locking a headlock in!
James Peters: Noah is quick to push Jack into the ropes to release the hold, and Noah now waits for Jack to rebound off the ropes, BUT HE’S MET WITH A RIGHT HAND TO THE JAW! That right hand causing Noah to stagger a bit, BUT THE ASSAULT RIFLE RESPONDS WITH ONE OF HIS OWN! NOW IT’S JACK WITH A RIGHT HAND! NOW NOAH! JACK! NOAH! JACK! NOAH! JACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE- BUT NOAH DUCKS IT! SHOT DOW- WHAT!? NO WAY! JACK IS HOLDING NOAH IN PLACE, HOW DOES HE HAVE THIS STRENGTH STILL IN HIM!? Jack now dropping Noah onto his feet, but he sets it up! BRAINBUSTER BY JACK! JACK NOW ROLLING ONTO NOAH FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: NOAH GOT THE SHOULDER UP! HOW!? HOW IS HE STILL IN THIS MATCH!? JACK CAN’T BELIEVE IT! BUT WAIT, HE’S PICKING HIM UP! OH MY GOD! HOUSE EDGE BY JACK RIPLEY! JACK JUST DID THE HOUSE EDGE TO NOAH AND THERE’S A SECOND COVER!
James Peters: BUT STILL! STILL NOAH MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP! THIS MATCH JUST WON’T END! NEITHER MAN IS WILLING TO GIVE UP, BUT NOW JACK IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE ONE MORE TIME! IT FAILED THE FIRST TIME, BUT CAN HE FINALLY CONNECT WITH IT? Jack looks like he’s thinking about it, will he do it? Can Jack pull it off? AND HERE IT IS! BELIEVE IT, OR NOT- NO! ONCE AGAIN HE DOESN’T CONNECT, BECAUSE THIS TIME NOAH GOT THE KNEES UP! ONCE AGAIN JACK FAILED TO CONNECT WITH THAT SHOOTING STAR PRESS, AND NOW NOAH IS ROLLING JACK UP!
James Peters: JACK KICKS OUT OF IT!
Rich Russillo: Both men crawling into opposite corners, and they’re both struggling to get to their feet and it’s no wonder why! The two men get to their feet now, AND JACK CHARGES RIGHT AT NOAH, BUT NOAH SENDS JACK OVER THE TOP ROPE! NOAH NOW RUNNING THE ROPES, AND I GUESS YOU CAN FORGET WHAT I JUST SAID, SUICIDE DIV- NO! JACK WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE BEFORE NOAH COULD GO THROUGH THE ROPES, AND JACK CLIMBS ONTO THE APRON NOW! SLINGSHOT SPEAR CONNECTS- NO! NOAH ROLLED BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET, AND NOW HE PICKS HIM UP, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR THE HOUSE EDGE BUT RIPLEY WITH A KNEE TO THE HEAD TO BREAK FREE, AND NOW HE LIFTS HIM UP! LAWN DART- NO! NOAH GETS OUT OF IT, AND NOW HE ROLLS HIM UP! THIS COULD BE IT FOR JACK RIPLEY!
Rich Russillo: NO! JACK KICKED OUT AND IMMEDIATELY GOT TO A KNEE, BUT NOAH OFF THE ROPES, KILLSHOT! IT CONNECTS THIS TIME, AND THERE’S THE COVER TO PUT AWAY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… the EAW World Heavyweight Champion, NOOOAAAHHHHH REEEEEEIIGGNEERRRR!!!!
James Peters: Wow, what a match! These two gave it their all, and I can’t believe what we just saw near the end of that match! That final burst of energy that let these two finally finish this match for good!
Rich Russillo: Yeah, and I thought Jack had it won with the Lawn Dart, but in the end Noah managed to capitalize off of that roll up, hitting the Killshot to end this match. Nonetheless, great performance by both of these two.
(‘Don’t Stop’ plays as Noah Reigner has his title handed back to him, before the referee holds his hand up. Daryl Kinkade is once again seen watching backstage, with a slightly less concerned look seeing as Jack Ripley did not come out as the winner. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for EAW Performance Center Combine. See the Elitists of tomorrow test their skills against one another. Currently airing on the EAW Network.)
(The camera cuts back to the arena as it pans over the thousands packed inside the Toyota Center. “Reason To Believe” by Sum 41 hits as Xavier Williams slowly makes his way out through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS ovation. He stands on the stage and takes a look across the arena before tapping at his wrist signalling that time is up.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome at this time… XAVIER WILLIAMS!!!
James Peters: Last week was one hell of a surprise; the former two time EAW World Champion, EAW Hall of Famer, 2016 Elitist of the Year made his return to Voltage. We watched as he explained where his head was at after he lost to Jamie O’Hara in what many believed would be his last match here in EAW – but, more importantly he threw out a challenge to Cameron Ella Ava for Pain for Pride XII.
Rich Russillo: He gave Cameron a week. A week to think about the challenge and come here to Voltage with her decision. Just the thought of those two talents squaring off against each other excites me. Pain for Pride is already looking absolutely incredible, but when you think that it just couldn’t get better – things like this happen.
(Xavier makes his way down the ramp slapping hands with people in the front row before jumping up onto the apron and entering the ring. Bella Braxton hands him the microphone.)
Xavier Williams: You can just feel it. Pain for Pride is just around the corner; anticipation is at an all time high – and it’s that feeling that shows me how much I actually missed this. I’m itching for the opportunity to compete inside this square circle and show the world exactly how good I actually am at this and the world has been talking about the challenge that I threw out last week. I’m not here to talk about myself – I’m here for my answer. I know for a fact that you’re back there, Cameron – let’s not waste any of these people, or our time.
(Xavier turns his attention towards the stage as the crowd chants for Cameron.)
Xavier Willams: We haven’t got all da-
(“UltraNUMB” by Blue Stahli hits as the Toyota Center becomes unglued for Cameron Ella Ava as she makes her way out through the curtain. She stands on the stage looking down at Xavier who stands in the ring with a big smirk on his face. She makes his way down to the ring and is handed a microphone before she enters the ring. Cameron slightly drops and shakes her head.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Why? That’s the question that I’ve been asking myself all week. It’s not the challenge itself that I’ve been thinking about – but, more so that out of everyone that’s been in this business… why you? Why are you the person that came out and gave me the opportunity to compete at a show that seemed to be out of reach? You were always about the spectacle. If it wasn’t about you, or benefitted you in the slightest – you never wanted a part of it. From Demon’s Council, the Cash in the Vault, the first War Games match, your World Championship reigns – your wars with Jamie. There was always something that you could gain out of all of it. It didn’t matter about how you were perceived; these people didn’t matter. In your eyes – only you mattered. But, suddenly you take some time away from this business and things are different. You’re a new man. I can respect the help that you’ve given Harlow – but, I refuse to believe that there’s anything different. A leopard never changes its spots Xavier.
Xavier Williams: There was a time where I believed that Cameron. There was a time where I believed that I was a monster. I took so much joy in not ending careers – but, destroying livelihoods. I broke necks. I screwed people out of things they worked so hard for. I used people’s relationships to get the things that I wanted – but – there’s a saying that I never really believed was true. You need to take a step back and take a look at yourself; take a step back and see if you’re truly happy with the person that you are. It took two years. I gave up hope, Cameron. I believed wholeheartedly that the best option was to seclude myself from everyone and hopefully allow myself to be forgotten. I wasn’t happy with the person that I had become. You want to know why I came back just to challenge you specifically. I could have challenged Harlow. I could have given her the biggest match of her career and shown her the true meaning of what being the Best in the World is. I could have come back for Jamie and had the match that we always should have had. I could have challenged DDD; challenged young upstarts like Drake King or the Visual Prophet – but, instead I challenged you because you were the kind of person that I wanted to be like. The person that stands in front of all adversity and doesn’t back down. The person that doesn’t run away. The person that fights with everything that they can physically give, and when they get knocked down they don’t hesitate to force themselves back to their feet and continue moving forward.
(Cameron stands silent as the crowd chants her name.)
Xavier Williams: There hasn’t been one person throughout this season that has had it tougher than you have. There hasn’t arguably been someone in the history of this business that has had a tougher year than you have, but here you continue to stand. You’ve given Dynasty and EAW everything you possibly could and stand in front of the world with nothing to show for it going into Pain for Pride, and yet you still have hope. But, I see in your eyes, Cameron. I know that hope does not last forever. I know that every single person has their breaking point. I could have come back and had a major spectacle of a return. But, instead I came back to give you the opportunity that you deserved. I came back to give you the opportunity to compete in front of the world and give you the challenge that’s going to show the world how good you are. So, what is your answer, Cameron. Do you fight – or, do you accept the cards that they’re trying to deal you.
(Xavier extends his hand as Cameron look down before looking out at those jam packed inside the Toyota Center.)
James Peters: IT’S ON!!!! CAMERON ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE OF XAVIER WILLIAMS—
(“Me” by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie hits as Veena Adams storms through the curtain.)
Veena Adams: Just fucking imagine people thinking that they can come onto MY show and try to make matches that they hold no fucking power in trying to create. This is MY show. You don’t have any fucking power here on Voltage and if you believe that I’m going to book either of you at Pain for Pride than your fucking stupider than you both look. I shudder at the thought of both of you being here at all.
(Xavier laughs as he looks back at Veena.)
Xavier Williams: I’m so glad that you’re still able to walk, Veena.
Veena Adams: I’m so glad that you thought that anyone here actually fucking wanted you back on Voltage. But, not only that – you invite that Cum Slut Ava here too? Jesus fuck, her own brand doesn’t even want her at Pain for Pride and you think that I’m going to want her there?
Cameron Ella Ava: Funny.
Veena Adams: Duh. I’m hilarious.
Crowd: EAT A DICK VEENA EAT A DICK *clap* *clap* EAT A DICK VEENA EAT A DICK *clap* *clap* EAT A DICK VEENA EAT A DICK *clap* *clap*
Veena Adams: You’re asking the wrong person; the Cum Slut is in the ring!
Veena Adams: But – don’t worry! I’m going to do everyone here, but more importantly do myself a favour tonight. SECURITY.
(Xavier and Cameron roll their eyes as security guards flock through the curtain and down to the ring as Veena laughs. They surround the ring, making their way up onto the apron.)
Xavier Williams: Well, Cam… the cunt isn’t going to give us what we want – what else do we have to lose?
(Xavier shrugs his shoulders as…)
James Peters: XAVIER WITH A SUPERKICK TO ONE OF THE SECURITY GUARDS!!! THEY ALL FLOCK THE RING AND XAVIER CATCHES A SECOND WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!!! BUT, THE NUMBERS ARE CATCHING UP WITH HIM!!! BUT, CAMERON!!!! CAMERON GRABBING ONE OF THE GUARDS AND SWINGS HIM AROUND – KNOCK BITCHES OUT!!! VEENA ADAMS IS PISSED!!!! SHE’S NOT HAD A GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT BETWEEN THIS AND HEAVENLY HELL SHOWING UP!!! BOTH XAVIER WILLIAMS AND CAMERON ELLA AVA FIGHTING AWAY VEENA’S ARENA SECURITY – SHE MAY NOT GIVE THEM THE MATCH THAT THEY WANT, BUT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BACK DOWN IN THE SLIGHTEST!!!
Rich Russillo: You have to know that there are going to be major repercussions for this, James!
(Xavier and Cameron stand in the ring looking at Veena who looks back with a foul scowl her face. Xavier and Cameron look back over their shoulder at the Pain for Pride sign as “Reason To Believe” picks up. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Outback Steakhouse featuring Big Mike. Perhaps if he would have taken Kassidy Heart here on their date way back when, he would have gotten a second one. But probably not.)
(Voltage returns from its final commercial break and cuts to the ring. It’s been one hell of a night on GOATage and now it’s time for the main event of the evening!)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Bella Braxton: AND IT’S THE MAIN EVENT!!!
(The crowd erupts as “Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to play throughout the building.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM SEA ISLE, NEW JERSEY… WEIGHING IN AT 238 POUNDS… HE IS REX MCALLISTER!!!!
Rich Russillo: The crowd always comes unglued whenever Rex McAllister is around and tonight is no exception! The two-time world champion is looking for some payback tonight as he makes his way to the ring.
James Peters: This match was set up last week after Rex interrupted Lethal Consequences. No doubt Rex is walking into this match looking to gain some kind of closure after what happened back at Fighting Spirit.
Rich Russillo: Also, we need to point out that every win from here on out is important. The match between Noah, Impact, and Rex is getting more interesting by the minute and every single win between now and Pain for Pride counts. This whole thing between the three of them is nothing more than a pissing contest. Impact has already added another layer to the World Heavyweight Championship match thanks to the Gawd Contract, and both Impact and Noah have picked up huge victories tonight.
James Peters: In case you’re just joining us, earlier tonight on the very first edition of ‘Cloth Talk’, Impact revealed that at Pain for Pride, the only way you can win the match is by submission.
Rich Russillo: There will also be no ring ropes.
James Peters: Impact is definitely turning this match into his own personal playground.
Rich Russillo: And making it a submissions match is no doubt a shot at Rex and his inability to win the same kind of match against Daryl Kinkade back at Tempest.
(Rex climbs into the ring, all business, and takes his corner. His music fades out and is replaced by “Blackout” by Company Flow. The crowd doesn’t hide their dislike for Rex’s opponent.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 230 POUNDS… PLEASE WELCOME LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!
(LC walks onto the stage and stares right down the ring at Rex. He doesn’t pay attention to the crowd. In fact, he looks extremely focused on the task at hand.)
James Peters: We didn’t hear from LC this week, Rich, which is kind of unusual. He’s the type of person that always has something to say whether we want to hear it or not.
Rich Russillo: True, but we can both agree that LC doesn’t need to do a lot of talking in order to be effective. He’s been in this business for a long time, and knows what to do once the bell rings. Lethal Consequences is a two-time Hall of Famer, and will do whatever he needs to do to get the job done.
James Peters: No doubt he’s going to go for broke tonight. As of right now, Lethal Consequences isn’t scheduled to compete at Pain for Pride and you know that’s got to bug him. He’s been one of the most consistent Elitists in this entire company all season and even though I despise the man for costing Rex the win at Fighting Spirit, LC deserves to compete at Pain for Pride.
Rich Russillo: Love him or hate him, LC is one of the greats and Pain for Pride won’t be the same without him.
(LC climbs into the ring and smirks at Rex. The referee checks with both men to see if they’re ready, and then calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: LC IMMEDIATELY CHARGES REX AND CATCHES HIM WITH A KNEE!!! REX IS FORCED BACK INTO THE CORNER AND LC BEGINS HAMMERING AWAY ON REX! HE GRABS HIM UP AND FORCES HIM INTO THE CORNER AND BEGINS TO UNLEASH A SERIES OF CHOPS TO REX’S CHEST! REX FINALLY GRABS LC AND REVERSES THEIR POSITIONS, FOCING LC INTO THE CORNER! REX BEGINS CHOPPING LC!!! REX GETS SIX GOOD CHOPS IN BEFORE LC HITS HIM WITH A FOREARM! REX FIRES BACK WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN! LC! REX! LC! REX! LC WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT!!! HE CLUBS REX IN THE BACK OF THE NECK! LC WITH THOSE HAMMER FISTS NOW! REX GRABS THE ROPES AND THE REFEREE STEPS IN, FORCING LC TO BACK OFF!
Rich Russillo: Interesting, because come Pain for Pride, Rex won’t have any ropes to go too.
James Peters: Rex pulls himself up and LC shoves the referee out of the way! He looks to nail Rex with another running knee, but Rex moves! LC slams into the corner and Rex takes advantage! He begins stomping away at the back of LC, forcing him down to the ground! Rex is showing no mercy right now as he just stomps the hell out of LC! Rex grabs LC by the hair and catches LC with a knee to the face! He stands him up and unleashes another series of chops to LC’s chest! Rex Irish whips LC across the ring! Rex rushes forward and catches LC with a corner clothesline!!! He grabs LC, runs him to the middle of the ring, and slams him into the mat with a bulldog! Rex scoops up LC… BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX AND REX WITH A PIN!!!!
Rich Russillo: LC KICKS OUT!
James Peters: Rex is very quickly back up, though, and he drags LC back up with him. Rex sends LC into the ropes and looks to bring him down with a clothesline! Rex ducks it, and LC uses the ropes to stop his momentum and quickly drops to the outside. Rex follows suit and cuts LC off as LC attempts to climb back in! Rex looks to hit LC with a right hand, but LC blocks the shot! LC WITH A THUMB TO REX’S EYE!!!!
Rich Russillo: LC shakes off the offensive attack from Rex McAllister and catches Rex with a boot to the stomach. LC takes Rex by the hair and slams his face off the apron, before dragging him over to the ring steps and making him eat that steel! LC throws Rex into the barricades and places his foot on Rex’s throat, choking him! The referee orders LC to stop, but I honestly don’t think LC cares right now! He kicks Rex in the ribs before picking him back up and walking him back to the ring!
James Peters: LC rolls Rex inside and follows him in. LC goes for the cover!
Rich Russillo: But Rex gets the shoulder up! LC takes Rex and throws him across the middle rope! LC is back to his feet now and he heads to the other side of the ring! LC TAKES OFF RUNNING… 619 CONNECTS WITH REX! LC GRABS REX!!! ‘FLASHBACK’!!! SLEEPER SLAM BACKBREAKER!!! LC WITH ANOTHER COVER!!!!
James Peters: REX KICKS OUT!!!!
Rich Russillo: LC IMMEDIATELY GETS UP AND ATTEMPTS TO LOCK REX IN ‘BLACKOUT’!!! BUT REX HAS ENOUGH LEFT IN THE TANK TO MANEUVER AROUND AND KICK LC BACK! REX FORCES HIMSELF UP AND LUNGES FOR LC, TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT AND IMMEDIATELY GRABBING HIM IN A FRONT FACE LOCK.
James Peters: LC REACHES AROUND TO TRY AND LOCK HIS ARMS AROUND REX’S WAIST, BUT REX SWITCHES AND GOES FOR AN ARMBAR! LC ROLLS AROUND, AND GETS TO HIS KNEES AND IS ABLE TO WRAP HIS FREE ARM AROUND REX’S NECK! LC IS ABLE TO FORCE REX’S SHOULDERS TO THE MAT!!!
Rich Russillo: REX LETS GO OF LC’S ARM AND WIGGLES OUT OF THE REVERSE HEADLOCK! REX IS BACK TO HIS FEET DOWN AND SO IS LC! REX GRABS LC AND HITS A SNAPMARE, FORCING LC INTO A SITTING POSITION! REX RUSHES THE ROPES AND COMES BACK… HITTING LC RIGHT IN THE CHEST WITH A DROPKICK! REX WITH THE COVER!!!
James Peters: LC KICKS OUT! REX IMMEDIATELY GRABS LC UP AND SLIPS BEHIND HIM! REX LOCKS HIS ARMS AROUND LC AND HITS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! REX HANGS ON AND GOES FOR A SECOND GERMAN! AND NOW HE HITS A THIRD! REX ROLLS OVER ON TOP OF LC AND GRABS THE LEG!!!!
Rich Russillo: LC GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!!!
James Peters: Rex knew this was going to be a difficult match and he’s always prepared! Rex gets to his feet and he pulls LC up!!! Rex goes to lift LC up, but LC manages to plant his feet and block Rex’s suplex attempt! Rex tries again, but LC is hanging in there! LC GRABS REX!!! SNAP SUPLEX! LC ROLLS TO THE SIDE AND TRIES TO CATCH HIS BREATH!!!! REX TAKES A MOMENT AS WELL BEFORE SITTING BACK UP. LC GETS BACK UP AND WALKS OVER TO REX! HE TRIES TO CATCH REX WITH A KICK TO THE CHEST, BUT REX CATCHES LC’S FOOT AND BRINGS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!!! REX GETS UP AND TRIES TO WRAP LC IN A FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK BUT LC BOOTS HIM FROM BEHIND AND SHOVES REX TO THE ROPES! REX HITS CHEST FIRST, AND LC GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND AND ROLLS HIM UP… AND HE HAS A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS!!!!
Rich Russillo: REX IS ABLE TO KICK OUT AND SAVE THE MATCH!!!!
James Peters: LC WITH A HUGE KICK TO REX’S BACK AND HE PULLS REX UP BY THE HAIR! LC THROWS REX INTO THE ROPES!!! REX REBOUNDS AND DUCKS LC’S CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT! LC WHIRLS AROUND RIGHT AS REX REBOUNDS BUT REX CATCHES HIM WITH A KICK TO THE STOMACH! LC DOUBLES OVER AND REX WITH A FLOAT OVER POWERBOMB!!!! REX WITH THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillo: LC KICKS OUT! REX WASTES ABSOLUTELY NO TIME!!! HE GRABS LC UP AND THROWS HIM INTO THE ROPES! REX CATCHES LC ON THE REBOUND AND SENDS HIM INTO THE MAT WITH A SPINEBUSTER! REX FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT AND GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!!!!
James Peters: BUT LC KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!!
Rich Russillo: REX PULLS LC UP ONE LAST TIME AND PEPPERS HIM WITH FOREARM SHOTS!!! REX RUNS THE ROPES!!!! AND THERE IT IS!!! THAT’S THE REX EFFECT!!! REX JUST HIT LC WITH FLOAT OVER JUMPING DDT COMBINATION! HE HAS PUT SO MANY OPPONENTS AWAY WITH THAT MOVE AND IT LOOKS LIKE LC WILL BE NO EXCEPTION TO THAT! REX HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… REX MCALLISTER!!!!
( “Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to blast across the PA system. Rex rolls off of LC and gets to his feet. The referee raises Rex’s hand in victory much to the delight of the crowd!)
James Peters: That was a great back and forth match between these two amazing athletes!
Rich Russillo: But in the end, it was Rex who got the win and perhaps a little bit of payback was had after what went down at Fighting Spirit.
James Peters: Lethal Consequences will live to fight another day but for now, it’s one-third of our Pain for Pride main event that is standing tall, hand raised in victory!
(Rex takes a few more seconds to celebrate his win before climbing out of the ring and jumping down to the ground. He heads up the ramp and suddenly stops. The cheers inside the building get even louder as CAPTAIN CHARISMA hobbles out onto the stage! The Co-Commissioner of Voltage is still on his crutches but he gets a HUGE ovation from the crowd. Captain Charisma has a microphone under his arm, but before he stops and begins to speak, he has a few words with Rex. The two men have a brief conversation before Captain Charisma extends his hand. Rex smiles and gives it a shake before disappearing to the back. Obviously there’s no hard feelings there because both Rex and Captain Charisma know that they got screwed back at Fighting Spirit. Captain Charisma stops at the top of the ramp and grins.)
Captain Charisma: Hey, LC.
(Inside the ring, LC is sitting up. Upon hearing Captain Charisma’s voice, he turns around and narrows his eyes.)
Captain Charisma: Great job at Fighting Spirit! You really managed to make a complete ass out of yourself. I know you think you got one over on me, but all you did was screw yourself completely. I was trying to think of a way to work around the Gawd Contract and get you into a Pain for Pride main event, because I do believe you got screwed back at Grand Rampage. But you jumped the gun, continued to make this thing between the two of us personal, and injured me in the process. But you know what? I’m still going to give you a match at Pain for Pride. After all, you see wrestling as just a business venture and only care about the money, so I’m going to make sure this match I put together for you gives Voltage a huge pay day.
(LC has gotten back to his feet now and is leaning on the ropes.)
Captain Charisma: I’m not going to be cleared in time to compete at Pain for Pride which is unfortunate because I would love nothing more than to get inside that ring with you and pin you in front of millions of people, but I found someone who’s willing to step inside the ring for me and beat the living shit out of you. It took a lot of coercing, but at the end of the day, LC, you have a long list of enemies, and not even this person could pass up the opportunity of kicking your ass one last time.
(The arrogance drips from Captain Charisma’s voice and he turns to the side, motioning towards the entrance. “Shook Ones” by Mobb Deep hits the PA system and the audience gasps.)
James Peters: …. No fucking way, Rich.
Rich Russillo: YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS!!!!
James Peters: That’s… that’s the fucking theme song for…
(SCOTT DIAMOND steps onto the stage, dressed in a pair of track pants and a loose fitting hoodie.)
Rich Russillo: SCOTT DIAMOND!!!! FUCKING SCOTT DIAMOND IS HERE!!!! THAT’S WHO CAPTAIN CHARISMA WENT TO VISIT LAST WEEK!
James Peters: :damn:
(Diamond steps besides Captain Charisma, and jumps in place, staring a hole in Lethal Consequences. Inside the ring, LC’s face is full of shock.)
Captain Charisma: AT PAIN FOR PRIDE IT’S GOING TO BE LETHAL CONSEQUENCES VERSUS SCOTT DIAMOND!!!! Enjoy your goddamn match that will NOT be for a world championship, John.
(Lethal Consequences and Scott Diamond have their eyes locked on one another. The entire arena is shaking due to the fans screaming in joy at this match and stomping their feet.)
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
(EAW logo buzzes.)