(Noah Reigner is seen exiting a vehicle and making his way into the arena accompanied by Cameron Church as he’s suddenly approached by Sofia Clarke with a mic in hand)
Sofia: Noah! Noah! Can I have a moment with you please?
Noah: Make it short.
Sofia: Last week your manager Evelyn Ridley was viciously assaulted by Lars Grier which cut your match short, and I notice she isn’t here with you tonight, do you have any update on the status of Evelyn?
Noah: You’re right, Evelyn’s not here with us tonight. She’s been given the week off but she’ll be fine and ready to go next week, she’s dealt with much worse than an attack by some coward like Lars.
Sofia: Speaking of Lars, he has made it a mission to get your attention, is it safe to say he has it now?
Noah: It’s a safe bet. Nobody fucks with House Reigner and lives to tell the story.
Sofia: Do you th-
(Noah lifts his hand up and motions for her to shut it as she obliges)
Noah: No more questions.
(Noah and Cameron Church walk off leaving Sofia to look on)
(A recap of last week’s Voltage plays including Charlie Marr defeating Lars, Lethal Consequences and Andy Dominguez reforming The Enterprise, Rex McAllister becoming the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, ending with LC pinning Chris Elie for the three count.)
(Voltage intro video plays featuring the song “Machine Gun” by Chase & Status, and we open up to the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida with MASSIVE gold and white pyro firing off from the stage, the titantron, the turnbuckles, and an incredible spectacle of lights prompting the capacity crowd to give every ounce of energy behind their applause.)
Kawajai: WELCOME TO SUNDAY…. NIGHT…. VOLTAGE!!!! I’m EAW Hall of Famer Kawajai here with my partner AWL legend Nick Angel… and what a show we have for you tonight!
Nick Angel: That’s right, season 12 started off with a bang and now we get to ride that momentum into even more amazing moments as we have two HUGE main event caliber matchups as Lethal Consequences takes on Rex McAllister and Prince of Phenomenal takes on Chris Elite in a battle of the champions! I for one am very excited about these two matchups as they can go either way…
Kawajai: And you can’t forget, the FUTURE of EAW resides right here on Voltage and the future will be on full display as we have a fatal four way between four amazing talents. Charlie Marr, Daryl Kinkade, Lars Grier, and James Ranger all duke it out to determine the next number one contender for the National Elite Champion! Speaking of young talent, let’s start the show off with a showcase of some of Voltage’s youngest brightest stars!
(Camera pans into the arena and scans the crowd as “”God’s Plan” by Drake plays throughout the arena as VIP comes out to a ovation and he soaks in the reaction as he makes his way to the ring)
DING! DING! DING!
Rebecca Sawyer: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL….INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY POUNDS….VEEEEEEEY…..IYYYYY…….PEEEEEEEY!!!!
Kawajai: This man made his EAW debut last week on Voltage and impressed all of us! Let’s see if can get a HUGE victory tonight in this triple threat match also involving the New Breed Champion!
(VIP steps in the ring as his theme dies down and ‘Lifted’ by MXXWLL blares the speakers and Lionel Storm comes out scanning the crowd as he walks to the ring!
Rebecca Sawyer: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….FROM MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE POUNDS….HE IS MAKING HIS EAW DEBUT….THE PRINCE….LLLIOONNELLL SSTTTOOOORRMMMMM!!!!!
Nick Angel: I have heard nothing but positive things about this individual. This man tonight is making his debut tonight and has a huge opportunity to send shockwaves across EAW! Just like VIP, Lionel has a huge opportunity to snatch a win against the New Breed Champ, this early in their EAW careers.
(Lionel slides in the ring as ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill plays and Xander Payne slowly emerges from behind the curtain and walks to the ring with the New Breed Championship on his shoulder)
Rebecca Sawyer: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE POUNDS….HE IS THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION……XXAAAANDDDEEERRR PPAAAAYYYNNEEEE!!!!!
Nick Angel: And here comes our New Breed Champ. He as well has an opportunity to make an impact on these newcomers and build momentum for himself heading into his next title defense.
(Xander walks up the steps and steps in between the ropes in the ring and hands his title to the ref as he goes to his corner and his theme fades)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: And this one is underway! Right now Xander is just looking up and down at both VIP and Lionel and just laughing.
Xander Payne (Without a mic): THIS IS WHAT I GET?! I’M THE NEW BREED CHAMPION! RESPECT ME!
Kawajai: Xander acting really arrogant here and WOAH BOTH MEN AT THE SAME TIME DELIVER A SUPERKICK TO XANDER!! XANDER IS STUMBLING AND TRYING TO BALANCE HIMSELF ON THE ROPES AND BOTH MEN AGAIN WITH A SUPERKICK TO XANDER AND XANDER GOES FLYING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND LANDS FACE FIRST ON THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!
Kawajai: AND LIONEL NOW RUNS TO THE ROPES AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A CROSSBODY ON XANDER!! LIONEL IS FEELING PUMPED RIGHT NOW!! Lionel now lifts Xander up and tosses him in the ring but Xander rolls quickly outside on the next side of the ring and as VIP tries to catch him Lionel tries rolling up VIP!!! But VIP holds on to the ropes!! VIP is using the weight difference to his advantage and Lionel runs to VIP but VIP with a elbow right to the face!!
Nick Angel: VIP now with power lifts up Lionel and DRIVES him to the corner and slams him in the corner! VIP now with repetitive shoulder thrusts to Lionel! VIP now softly tosses Lionel to the ground and is awaiting Lionel to rise to his feet and he rebounds off the ropes and hits a DEVASTATING CLOTHESLINE!!! LIONEL IS TURNED INSIDE OUT!!
Kawajai: VIP is proud of his work here and now he goes down low and has Lionel in a sleeper! Lionel trying to fight his way out of this but Lionel seems to be a tad bit exhausted and also has a weight disadvantage! VIP now is locking it in tighter and tighter!! Lionel seems to be fading fast here! But Xander slides in the ring and VIP seeing this lets go of the sleeper on Lionel and goes for a clothesline on Xander but Xander fucks underneath and chop blocks the front of VIP’s right knee!!! And Xander now not wasting time and he hits a DDT that spikes VIP right into the mat!
Nick Angel: Xander knows that will not do it and he is on top of VIP throwing several rights trying to ware him down! He measures VIP and is setting up for the Paynedriver but VIP is trying to block this with all his will!! VIP is throwing right into the stomach of Xander and Xander finally lets go and VIP throws a HARD RIGHT ELBOW TO THE FACE OF THE NEW BREED CHAMPION! VIP runs to the ropes and goes for another decapitating clothesline but Xander ducks once again and he bounces off the other ropes and CATCHES VIP WITH THE POP UP POWERBOMB!!!! IT’S OVER!!
Kawajai: BUT OH MY GOD!!!! LIONEL FROM OUT OF NOWHERE JUST HIT A SUPERKICK ON XANDER!!! XANDER IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT!! AND SO IS EVERYBODY ELSE!! Payne is down on the mat as the newcomer Lionel Storm is absolutely ready to win this, he is hungry and wants a victory tonight! He focuses his attention on Xander Payne, grabbing him in a headlock….LOOKING TO SEND HIM DOWN WITH THE DETHRONER! THE HEADLOCK DRIVER – NOPE! XANDER USES STORM’S MOMENTUM AGAINST HIM AND SENDS HIM FORWARD INTO THE ROPES, AS HE COMES BACK….RIGHT INTO A DISCUS PALM STRIKE BY XANDER PAYNE! Lionel collapses onto the mat as he wipes the kick off of his face, turning to face VIP – WHO IS ALREADY UP AND LIFTS PAYNE, SLAMMING HIM DOWN WITH A SPINEBUSTER INTO THE MAT! VIP with the upper advantage here tonight as Payne rolls to the outside to recover, grabbing the back of his neck in pain! VIP rolling out with him now, chasing Xander who’s attempting to regain his bearings once more, BUT VIP DOES NOT ALLOW IT AS HE CHARGES TOWARDS XANDER – BUT XANDER DODGES AS VIP GOES CRASHING AND BURNING INTO THE BARRICADE!
Nick Angel: Xander now sliding back into the ring as VIP takes himself out of it accidentally…..Xander taking a look at the downed Lionel and seeing an opportunity! Payne lifts him up by his head, looking into his eyes……AND HE PUTS HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS! THE NEW BREED CHAMPION IS LOOKING TO FINISH IT HERE WITH THE PAYNEKILLER TO END THIS…..AND HE LIFTS HIM UP! BUT VIP FROM BEHIND SMASHES HIS FIST AGAINST THE SPINE OF PAYNE AND HE DROPS LIONEL! VIP GRABBING XANDER FROM BEHIND WITH A SLEEPER HOLD, CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF HIM! THIS MIGHT BE IT FOR XANDER, VIP HAS THAT HOLD ON TIGHT AND XANDER IS SCRAMBLING, BUT THEY’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Kawajai: BUT XANDER DOESN’T NEED THE ROPES AS HE GRABS VIP WHO’S BEHIND HIM AND THROWS HIM OVERHEAD! WOW! Xander using some great ingenuity and skill there escaping from that sleeper hold, and Xander is done with it as he grabs VIP by the wrist….AND IRISH WHIPS HIM FOR THE ROPES! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE POP-UP POWERBOMB ONCE AGAIN! But wait! VIP IS FIGHTING IT, SLAMMING FISTS DOWN ON XANDER’S SKULL! And Payne drops him, a fatal mistake! VIP SPINS FOR A DISCUS PUNCH! NO! XANDER PUSHES IT AWAY! PAYNE FIRES BACK WITH A SUPERKICK TO HIS HEAD! VIP IS STUNNED AND DROOPY, AND NOW I THINK PAYNE IS GONNA GO FOR IT! He steps out onto the apron and scales the turnbuckle!…..HE’S PERCHED LIKE AN EAGLE! READY TO FLY! XANDER PAYNE LEAPS FROM THE TOP FOR NEVER FORGET! NEVER FORGET! THE FROG SPLASH – IT DOESN’T CONNECT AS HE CRASHES AND BURNS! XANDER TAKES A LEAP BUT FAILS EMPHATICALLY AS VIP RISES TO HIS FEET!!!
Nick Angel: Xander rolls out of the ring in pain, grabbing his chest as VIP sees what’s happening, smiling to himself. He turns to see Lionel Storm on his feet, ready to fight, as THE ROOKIE CHARGES FOR A LARIAT! BUT VIP DUCKS IT AND GRABS LIONEL, PLACING HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS! OH MY! HE LIFTS HIM UP HIGH IN THE AIR IN A CRUCIFIX POSITION! LIONEL IS TRYING TO ESCAPE BUT VIP SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH THE BACK TO MAT POWERBOMB BEFORE HE CAN, ENDING HIM EFFECTIVELY! AND VIP STANDS OVER STORM, PINNING HIS SHOULDERS DOWN TO THE MAT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“God’s Plan” by Drake blasts through the speakers of the arena as VIP rolls out of the ring to escape a furious Xander Payne who realizes the outcome of the match, attempting to break up the pin but is too late.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……VEEEE!!!! IIIIIII!!!!!! PEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Nick Angel: WOW! THERE IT IS! VIP takes the victory tonight, almost through luck as he takes advantage of the opportunity in front of him by taking down the inexperienced Lionel Storm with Back to Mat, as Xander was just too late to win it tonight. Congrats to VIP, bad luck for Payne as he was too late to save the match – one has to wonder how he will take this.
(VIP is shown down the ramp taunting an enraged Xander)
(Camera fades to backstage where Matt Daniels is seen seated at his office zoned out with headphones on while he’s singing along to Frank Ocean, suddenly the door can be heard opening and foot steps can be heard approaching as a shadow looms over Matt, who opens his eyes and jumps in shock before realizing who stands before him as he calms down)
???: Not happy to see us?
Matt: No it wasn’t that at all Andy, I just remember being informed that you called me into a meeting in YOUR office so I wasn’t expecting you guys to come here.
(Andy Dominguez and Lethal Consequences can be seen staring at Matt with smirks on their faces)
Andy: Well you were right with those expectations.
Andy: Meet me in my office is what you were told right?
Matt: Yes exactly..
Andy: …And here we are!
Matt: Yeah here we are…. In my office for whatever reason.
(Andy stares bewilderedly before talking again)
Andy: Ohhh! They must not have informed you.
Matt: Informed me? About what?
Andy: Well son. How do I explain this? ….Okay well, yes, you were supposed to meet me in my office. And you ARE meeting me in my office, because well…. this is all mine now.
Matt: Says who?! You can’t just take my office away from me like that!
Andy: Actually… I can. I don’t know if you were watching Voltage last week but uhhh, yeah I can kinda do whatever I want here, aint that right LC?
LC: Ye. Infact, you should be glad your office is the only thing being taken here and not your job. My whole career downfall was attributed to the fact that you opened the floodgates by giving DEDEDE an opening to return all those years ago which ruined The Enterprise and lead to me getting fired. Your incompetence and inability to accept defeat without pulling the shit you pulled is the reason why I hate authority as it is and why I had to become one. This is your doing and your demons coming back to haunt you… or should I say karma? You should be honored that losing your office is the only thing happening to you right now. So here’s what we’re gonna do, you can get your ass up and accept these changes, or your office isn’t gonna be the only thing you end up losing.
(Matt has a visibly angry expression on his face as he reluctantly stands up from his seat and goes to the other side of the desk. LC however changes to a calmer expression as he takes the seat Matt was just sitting in and Andy stands behind him, Matt sits on the guest chair in front of the desk.)
LC: Thank you for obliging. Now let’s discuss business shall we?
Andy: Awww turn that frown upside down Matt, it’s gonna be alright. Show a little…. “Charisma” will you? HAHAHA sorry I crack myself up. Look on the bright side, you still have a seat at the table. You’re still Voltage GM and are free to make whatever decision you want… but the power dynamics on this brand need to be made clear.
LC: I’M the “captain” now. See what I did there Andy?
Andy: Ahhh that was smooth, mine might be better though.
Matt: What do you guys want to talk about..
Andy: Well nothing major, I just thought I’d inform you that Voltage will be having it’s first Supershow of season 12 next month at the Barclays Center.
Matt: Didn’t we already ha-
LC: Don’t ask questions boy. August 19th, Voltage Presents Crossfire. Live at the Barclays Center. I expect you to book some good matches.
Andy: But more importantly, I needed you to help me sort out the contract details for the newest acquisition of our brand, and newest member to The Enterprise.
LC: Yeah, we remembered this was a 3 man group last time we existed and it’s not like anyone wants to dig up the corpse of Johnny Nova so like… yeah we went out and found somebody younger, more mobile, and with a load of potential. You’ll be hearing from him next week.
(LC takes out a contract and places it on the table)
LC: I just need you to sign *here* and we’re all set.
(Matt reluctantly signs as he has a worried and confused expression on his face)
Andy: Now let’s talk about your new office, it’s a little on the small side but you’ll manage…
(Camera fades to black)
(Camera pans to ringside as “Today” by Smashing Pumpkins hits and Jacob Moore walks out from behind the curtain and down the aisle, scanning the crowd along the way)
RA: Introducing first, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 216 pounds… JACOB MOOOOOREEEEE!!!
Kawajai: Moore’s out to prove a point tonight.
Nick Angel: Why can’t that be every night?
(“War Zone” by World War Me hits as Alex Bowden walks down the aisle)
RA: From Dunkirk, France, weighing in at 225 pounds…. ALEX BOWDENNNNNNN!!!!
Kawajai: Bowden’s on the prowl.
Nick Angel: The man is a big game hunter, and he probably thinks Moore is small game. He’d be best advised not to underestimate his opponent.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Kawajai: This hotly anticipated bout is underway as the bell rings and Jacob and Alex waste no time circling around one another, both men light on their feet, before Jacob initiates a tie-up and obliges him before breaking the lock-up exchange, trying to connect a hip toss on his opponent, but Alex doesn’t budge and instead connects a vicious forearm straight to the noggin of Jacob! Jacob staggers back against the ropes as Alex presses forward, taking Jacob by the hand and Irish whipping him off the ropes, meeting him in the middle of the ring for a back-body drop — but a boot to the face from Alex to Jacob! That back-body drop attempt didn’t go anywhere as Jacob telegraphed it for Alex, and that boot to the face to Jacob now sends him staggering back! Jacob is flailing around like a fish now, and his prone body is Alex’s for the stomping!
Nick Angel: And stomping is exactly what Alex will do as he connects with a stiff kick to the shin of Jacob! Alex Bowden pounds away at Jacob Moore, and now he catches him from behind and immediately takes him down with a Snap German Suplex! What immense impact, you could hear the thud as Alex slammed Jacob Moore down! And Alex with the quick lateral press pin after that Snap German Suplex!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!…
Kawajai: But a kickout by Jacob Moore! Alex Bowden claps his hands together in frustration, looking up at the referee incredulously, before going back on the offensive attack as he clubs the cranium of Jacob with a flurry of closed fists! And Alex Bowden continues pounding away at Jacob Moore with more closed-fist punches! Moore is helpless to prevent the assault of Alex Bowden as he is unrelenting in wailing away at Jacob! Moore looks incapacitated and finally Alex Bowden is willing to draw some separation between himself and Jacob Moore. Moore has a glazed-over, almost lifeless look in his eyes as Alex Bowden sickly stares down at him. Alex Bowden takes Jacob Moore back up by the arm, and Moore is wobbling around, really not able to find his footing whatsoever, and Alex Bowden quickly with a spear into the corner of the turnbuckles backs Jacob Moore into that corner along with him! Alex Bowden with a headbutt into the midsection of the cornered Jacob Moore, and another headbutt into the midsection of the turnbuckle-hung Jacob Moore! Was that spit I just saw flying from the mouth of Moore? I guess that’s what happens when Moore’s not talking on the microphone, huh??
Nick Angel: Terrible joke, but of course that’s to be expected from you, Kawa! Alex Bowden is taunting Jacob Moore a little bit, making mocking gestures as he continues to have him backed into the corner. Alex Bowden now climbs the rungs of the ropes, up to the second rung, and he begins laying in vicious forearms to the side of the head of his prone combatant! Alex Bowden now gloats in the audience that he has this match in the bag, BUT THAT’S GONNA COST HIM AS IT GIVES MOORE A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY, AND MOORE TAKES BOWDEN UP AND EXECUTES A PICTURE-PERFECT POWERBOMB! THE RINGING OF THE MAT AS MOORE IN A FIT OF DESPERATION THREW BOWDEN BACK-FIRST AGAINST IT, WOW! MOORE FALLS DOWN AS WELL AS BOWDEN! JACOB MOORE IS COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AND IT’S A RAT RACE TO SEE WHO CAN RISE TO THEIR FEET FIRST!
Kawajai: Moore inches and claws over to the ropes, trying to leverage himself back to a vertical base, and Alex Bowden has hardly taken any punishment whatsoever, but he’s surely shocked from that counter-offense by Moore and you have to think that’s really setting in! Bowden tries to move toward the ropes as well, clinging to the turnbuckle pads to pull himself up — AND BOTH MEN RISE TO THEIR FEET SIMULTANEOUSLY, TURNING AROUND, AND AN EXCHANGE OF PUNCHES HAS BROKEN OUT! MOORE WITH A LEFT! BOWDEN WITH A RIGHT! MOORE STAGGERS BACK AFTER THAT RIGHT HOOK FROM ALEX BOWDEN, AND NOW BOWDEN CHARGES FORWARD – BUT A ROLL-UP PIN BY JACOB MOORE! IS MOORE GONNA DO IT??
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!… THREEEEEEEEE!!!!….
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Today” by Smashing Pumpkins hits as the referee raises Jacob Moore’s arm. Moore is exhausted and immediately rolls out of the ring. Alex Bowden is shocked, completely taken by surprise)
RA: The winner of this match…. JACOBBBBB MOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!
Kawajai: Moore pulls it out!
Nick Angel: Bowden really had the match under control throughout but it’s Moore and his savvy that prevails.
(Rex McAllister, Daryl Kinkade, & Charlie Marr are all seen backstage walking down the hall right in front of the gorilla area where they enter through the curtain, Rex stops them in the tracks.)
Rex: You guys ready for what’s up next?
Charlie: You damn right I am, I’ve been waiting for another shot at the National Elite title since Reasonable Doubt so I have every intent and purpose on winning that match. In the event that I somehow don’t though, if you aren’t the one to come out with the victory, we’re gonna have problems Daryl.
Daryl: No worries, I have no doubt in my mind that one of us will be the ones walking out with the victory one way or another. In this match it’s Daryl & Charlie…. and then there’s everybody else.
Rex: That’s the spirit. I won my contenders match last week and now it’s up to you guys to do the same, I’ll be bringing that World Heavyweight Championship home, so now one of you have to bring that National Elite Championship home. If we truly want to be the biggest force on Voltage, we don’t have to do it by abusing our powers… but by pure grit and grind. I might not have a board position or a contract stating I’m a principal owner of EAW, but I do have this technical wrestling ability that is unmatched, Daryl you have a high flying ability that is unmatched, and you Charlie, you’re a pure fighter and brawler who’s unmatched in that regard. There’s potential for greatness between all three of us, the question is… who’s going to bring it out tonight?
Charlie: I like the sound of that. If it isn’t Daryl it’ll be me and vice versa, one win and we all win. Voltage can be in the palm of our hands. Sooner than later.
Daryl: Not just Voltage, but EAW as a WHOLE-
???: What’s this I hear about running Voltage?
(Someone approaches as it becomes clearer that it’s Chris Elite who has a confident look on his face and his championship over his shoulders.)
Chris: Hi how are ya. You guys look like you seen a ghost, wonderful weather we’re having.
(Rex suddenly steps up and gets in the face of Chris)
Rex: How you been partner?
Chris: I’m great! This July weather is amazing. So amazing I’m able to look in the face of a man who screwed me out of winning a match last week without slapping the shit outta him. :grinning:
Rex: Cute. I just thought I’d send a message to my old pal and make my presence felt. I mean it could be worse, I could have had Daryl and Charlie take Big Mike out while acting like a concerned friend ya know? I’d rather just be straight up and let you know that I’m here and I want that championship, nothing personal.
Chris: I know you been gassing these boys heads up but they got a ways to go Rex. Daryl already knows how I get down. As for Charlie the boy got a big mouth but he ain’t bout that action otherwise he wouldn’t need you for guidance. And your guidance ain’t looking too wise if you think attacking Big Mike would end well.
Rex: Calm down there tough guy, it’s just a hypothetical. Besides, Charlie and Daryl are the future of this company, two young men who will be headlining events and kicking ass long after we’re gone. But in the present time, while we’re here at the top, I plan to make the most of it. I plan on kicking your ass and taking the title, and that’s what I’m gonna do.
Chris: Pfft. Imagine.
(Chris and Rex stare down as Charlie and Daryl watch in the background at the camera fades to black and transitions back to the ring)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rebecca Sawyer: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Rebecca Sawyer: AND THE WINNER WILL BECOME THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“6:24” by Danger blares the speakers as James Ranger walks down the ramp to the ring)
Rebecca Sawyer: INTRODUCING FIRST….MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE POUNDS…FROM LONDON, ENGLAND….THE BLACK MAMBA….JAAAMMESSSS RAAANGEERRRR!!!!!
Kawajai: This man took the National Elite Champion to his limits last week and surprised a lot of us. Many wonder what would happen with the championship on the line this time and James has a chance to make that happen tonight! This man wants another shot at POP and he looks hungry!
(James slides in the ring as “6:24” transitions to “What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch plays as Daryl makes his way to the ring)
Rebecca Sawyer: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING…FROM NORWICH, ENGLAND…..WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POUNDS….DDARRRYYYLLL KKKIIIINNNKKAAADDEEEE!!!!
Nick Angel: This man wants to make a statement. He had a huge opportunity to make a statement last week but it was ruined by a fellow competitor in this match Lars Grier’s beef with Noah Reigner. He has to let that go and move on because if he becomes the number one contender tonight, last week won’t even be remembered. He’s coming out with something to prove.
(Daryl steps in between the ropes as “4th Dimension” by Kids See Ghosts hits and Lars comes out and scans the crowd before walking down to the ring.)
Rebecca Sawyer: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING…FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO……WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS…..LLAAAAARRRSSS GRRRRIIERRRRR!!!!
Nick Angel: If there is anybody who needs this tonight, it’s this man! He suffered a hard loss at Pain For Pride and took another loss last week to a fellow competitor in this match Charlie Marr. Lars Grier is desperately seeking for redemption and he has a HUGE opportunity right now!
(Lars slowly gets in the ring as “This Charming Man” by The Smiths hits and Charlie Marr comes out to a ovation from the crowd)
Rebecca Sawyer: AND FINALLY…MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….FROM TOWER HAMLETS……WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY POUNDS….CCCHHHARRRLLIIEEEEE MMAAAAARRRR!!!!!
Kawajai: The man in my opinion who is coming into this match with the most amount of momentum! He picked up a huge victory last week against Lars Grier and he can smell gold..he is just one win away from being one step closer!
(A shot of Lars Grier staring aggressively through Charlie on the stage)
(Charlie rolls in the ring and and four men stare at each other before the theme dies down and the bells rings)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: AND HERE WE GO! All four men now are in a corner waiting for someone to make the first move! AND WOAH LARS WITH A STRAIGHT UPPERCUT TO CHARLIE! CHARLIE GOES DOWN AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS LARS STEPS OUT AND JAMES AND DARYL ARE NOW THROWING HARD RIGHT AT ONE ANOTHER!! Daryl breaks up the brawl between himself and James with a knee to the midsection and irish whips James into the corner and connects with a splash! Daryl now softening up James throwing several shoulder thrusts in the corner!
Nick Angel: Meanwhile on the outside Lars is pissed off and wants to prove last week was a fluke and he has Charlie by the head and bounces Charlie’s head off the barricade! And Charlie tries to create separation but Lars continues to keep pursuit! Lars now bounces Charlie’s head again off the barricade! Charlie trying to create seperation again but Lars is there and Lars grabs Charlie by the trunks and looking to toss him back first into the barricade and WOAH Charlie reverses and Lars goes crashing and burning! Charlie now checking his lip for blood and now is waiting for Lars to rise to his feet and he CLOTHESLINES LARS RIGHT OVER THE BARRICADE! HE ELIMINATES LARS, AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT!
Kawajai: Charlie now making his way back to the ring and slowly slides in as Daryl and James are still battling it out in the corner……OH GOD! CHARLIE BODY SPLASHES BOTH OF THEM!!! Daryl is lying there on the apron while James is crouching in absolute pain! Charlie trying to take advantage of this moment now and he brings James to the center of the ring and hits a headbutt right to the skull of James! Charlie now runs to the ropes and CONNECTS WITH A BIG BOOT!! IS THIS IT?!
Kawajai: NO! Charlie is looking around on what to do and try not to waste this opportunity while everybody is down!
(The camera switches to a backstage shot of Prince of Phenomenal watching the match on a monitor closely with the Nation Elite title on his shoulder.)
Nick Angel: There’s our National Elite Champion keeping a close eye on this action! And now Charlie is desperately awaiting for James to rise to his feet and he is setting up for THE QUEEN IS DEAD! BUT WAIT!! LOOK!! CHARLIE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND LARS IS ON THE APRON! HE GRABS CHARLIE’S HEAD FROM BEHIND! LARS LIFTS HIM UP IN THE AIR IN A REVERSE SUPLEX POSITION!!! AND WOAH!!!! LARS WITH POWER THROWS CHARLIE MAYBE FIVE TO EIGHT FEET LONG WAY TO TO THE FLOOR!! CHARLIE MAY HAVE A BROKEN NECK!!
Kawajai: Lars now looking down at Charlie for a brief second and now turns around….OH MY GOD JAMES WITH A RUNNING ENZIGURI TO THE HEAD OF LARS AND LARS DROPS TO THE FLOOR! BUT WOAH DARYL ROLLS UP JAMES!! CAN HE STEAL IT HERE?!?!
Nick Angel: OH MY GOD JAMES GOT OUT OF IT! AND BOTH MEN ARE UP AND DARYL WAS A BIT QUICKER!!! DARYL NOW WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION AND HITS A PUMPHANDLE PILEDRIVER!! MY GOD!! BUT BEFORE DARYL CAN GO FOR THE COVER LARS IS BACK UP AND GRABS JAMES FOOT AND AGGRESSIVELY PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING AND JAMES HITS THE GROUND FACE FIRST!
Kawajai: Daryl did not appreciate that! He is begging for Lars to come in the ring now! Lars now slides in and Daryl repeatedly is stomping on Lars but Lars makes it to his feet and Lars shoves off Daryl but Daryl charges….and LARS CATCHES HIM WITH A TILT A WHIRL BACKBREAKER BUT WAIT OH DARYL COUNTERS THAT INTO A ARM DRAG!!! AND LARS IS IN THE CORNER AND DARYL CHARGES LOOKING FOR A SPLASH…AND NOBODY HOME!!!! AND LARS RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND HITS A YAKUZA KICK RIGHT TO THE BACK OF DARYL’S HEAD!!! DARYL IS ON ONE KNEE AND LARS LIFTS HIM UP…..STARFALL CONNECTS!!!! GOOD…FUCKING…NIGHT!!!
Nick Angel: DARYL SURVIVES IT!!!! HOW IN THE HELL?!?! LARS NOW LYING ON HIS BACK HOLDING HIS FACE WASTING PRECIOUS TIME HERE! AND NOW JAMES IS PULLING HIMSELF UP THE APRON WITH THE ROPES AND CHARLIE IS STARTING TO STIR ON THE OUTSIDE!! James is the first one up as he stands along the edge of the apron, Lars getting back up to his feet and grabbing Daryl by his head, looking to lift him back up – BUT HE SHOULD WATCH OUT AS JAMES RANGER FROM BEHIND CHARGES TOWARDS GRIER WITH A CHOP BLOCK TAKING HIS KNEE OUT FROM UNDER HIM! Lars in pain as he drops to his knees, before James lifts his head AND CONNECTS WITH A MULE KICK STRAIGHT TO HIS CHEST, BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE ADJACENT ROPES! HERE HE COMES FOR HIS FINISHING MOVE! THE FINAL EXECUTION BY JAMES RANGER – NOPE! LARS DODGES THE AXE KICK AS JAMES LOOKS UP……HOLY SHIT! THE BROKEN BEAK CONNECTS! THE SPEAR ABSOLUTELY TEARING INTO JAMES RANGER AND THAT JUST MIGHT BE IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! HE FOLDS RANGER IN HALF AND HE IS DOWN! HE IS OUT! HE IS NOT GETTING BACK UP! LARS MIGHT TAKE IT HOME TONIGHT AS HE LEAPS ONTO THE UNCONSCIOUS RANGER FOR THE COVER! HIS SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Kawajai: NOOOO!!!!!! CHARLIE MARR BREAKS IT UP WITH A HUGE BOOT TO THE SIDE OF LARS’ FACE, BREAKING THE COUNT BEFORE HE COULD WIN! OH MY GOD HE WAS SO CLOSE THERE! IF NO ONE INTERFERED HE WOULD HAVE WON! Lars is absolutely exhausted, but not Charlie Marr as he looks to his partner Daryl Kinkade off to the side, the two men……THEY NOD AT EACH OTHER! IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS?! ARE WE GOING TO SEE SOME TAG TEAM ACTION BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM TONIGHT?!….YES WE ARE! DARYL PICKS UP LARS IN A VERTICAL BASE AND HAS HIM IN POSITION! OH BOY, AND HERE COMES CHARLIE MARR!!!!!!……CHARING CROSS – NO! LARS KICKS AWAY THE ARM OF CHARLIE BEFORE IT CAN CONNECT! HE THEN GRABS DARYL BY THE HEAD AND THROWS HIM OVERHEAD! Grier escapes from the bad predicament as Charlie who is the most fresh CHARGES LARS AGAIN! BUT LARS USES MARR’S MOMENTUM TO SEND HIM TUMBLING OVER THE TOP ROPE, LEAVING DARYL! AND HE IS READY! LARS IS TIRED, HE WANTS TO END THIS MATCH AS HE GRABS THE EXHAUSTED DARYL IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION, HE’S GOING FOR HIS NEW SIGNATURE MOVE……
Nick Angel: BUT WAIT! WHAT THE HELL?!!!
(Noah Reigner comes out from the crowd with his Cash in the Vault briefcase in his hand, this time wrapped in barbed-wire!)
Nick Angel: IS….THAT….
Kawajai: IT’S NOAH REIGNER WITH HIS BRIEFCASE WRAPPED IN BARBED-WIRE! AS IF THIS NIGHT COULDN’T GET ANY CRAZIER, HERE’S NOAH COMING BACK FOR PAYBACK FOR WHAT LARS DID TO HIM LAST WEEK! LARS HAS NO IDEA AS NOAH RUSHES FROM BEHIND HIM – AND CONNECTS! HOLY SHIT! NOAH JUST ABSOLUTELY BUSTS LARS OPEN WITH THAT SHOT AS HE DROPS KINKADE!!! AND NOAH IS NOT DONE! HE CONTINUES TO SLAM HIS BRIEFCASE OVER AND OVER AND OVER THE CHEST AND HEAD OF LARS, HOLY SHIT! JUST STOP, HE’S BRUTALIZING THE MAN!!!
Nick Angel: WELL CAN YOU BLAME HIM?!!! LARS ATTACKED HIS WOMAN AND TONIGHT HE IS PAYING THE PRICE FOR IT AS NOAH DEALS DESERVED AND VIOLENT RETRIBUTION AT THE HANDS OF THE PRIZE THAT LARS WANTS! HE IS OUT! HE IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT! NOAH HOLDING THE BRIEFCASE IN HIS HANDS AS HE SHOUTS AT LARS’ FACE!
Noah Reigner (no mic, gesturing to briefcase): YOU WANT THIS?!! WELL THEN YOU CAN FUCKING HAVE IT!!
Kawajai: AND HE SMASHES THE BRIEFCASE ON LARS ONCE MORE JESUS! BUT LOOK AT THIS! DARYL KINKADE TAKING SIGHT OF THIS AND USING IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE! OH MY GOD! NOAH NODDING HIS HEAD AS DARYL RUNS OVER TO THE UNCONSCIOUS, BLEEDING LARS, PICKING HIM UP BY HIS HEAD……AND HE TRAPS HIS LEGS! HE ISN’T EVEN ALIVE ANYMORE DARYL! WHY?! KINKADE TURNS HIM FOR THE BEAUTIFUL LIE! THE BEAUTIFUL LIE CONNECTS, THE CROSS-LEGGED FISHERMAN BUSTER SLAMMING LARS ONCE MORE TO THE MAT AS NOAH NODS!!! KINKADE IS GOING TO STEAL THE VICTORY! HE PINS LARS DOWN! OH MY GOD!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch blasts through the speakers as Daryl, exhausted, rises to his feet, a smile crossing over his face as he raises his hands. Lars is bloodied and knocked out on the mat, Ranger slamming his fist across the apron and Charlie in the corner, a somber look on his face but still nodding for his partner.)
Referee: AND HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND THE NEEEEWWWW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAAMPIOOONSHIIIPPP……DAAAARYYLLLL KINNNKAAADEEEE!!!!
Kawajai: I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS KID! HE JUST STOLE A VICTORY TONIGHT BY PINNING LARS WHEN HE WAS BLINDSIDED AND SCREWED OVER BY NOAH REIGNER!!
Nick Angel: AND HE DIDN’T DESERVE IT?! Daryl did what ANY man would have done in that situation, taking advantage of it, and in the end he is now the #1 Contender to POP’s National Elite Championship! In my mind, Lars ABSOLUTELY deserved that attack from Noah, he attacked a woman and this was simply payback! All four men, Ranger, Marr, Grier, and Kinkade all gave their all tonight, as each man cared nothing more aside from winning! But it just happened to be that it was Daryl Kinkade who won, and will now face POP for that coveted title! WOW!
(Daryl Kinkade points to the camera, mimicking a title across his waist as the camera cuts to a backstage shot of POP watching this unfold, nodding his head, smiling. Noah Reigner walks backstage, removing the barbed wire from his briefcase, laughing as he does so as Daryl raises his arms in victory.)
(A graphic of Devan Dubian flashes across the screen saying “Devan Dubian addresses the crowd – NEXT!)
(Voltage comes back on air as “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters blasts throughout the arena to a mixed reaction as Devan Dubian begins to make his entrance. He makes his way onto the stage and down the ramp looking focused.)
Kawajai: This man cannot be happy with the events that transpired last week. He was so close to becoming the number one contender and getting that marquee match with Chris Elite!
Nick Angel: If there’s anything I’ve learned from my time around Devan it’s that he always manages to bounce back and I’m sure that will be the case going forward.
(Dubian enters the ring slowly. He makes his way over to a corner and climbs the turnbuckles to do his signature pose, a great photo opportunity for any EAW fan in attendance. He then climbs back down and is handed a microphone by an official.)
Dubian: You don’t have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to realize the fact that I haven’t necessarily been on the greatest run in my career lately. A lot of shortcomings and disappointments have followed me and my usual winning ways have been compromised, especially in high stakes situations. Now one from the outside looking in can look at this and come to the lazy conclusion that I’m simply not the “Dubian of old” anymore and that I’m losing my way. They couldn’t be any more wrong.
Dubian: I am very well still at the absolute peak of my career and I am determined to prove that here on Voltage with a fresh start and new beginnings. It was just last year when I was the one who willed a team consisting of Ronn Banks and Mak, two founding fathers of this very company we are in, to victory at the biggest stage of them all. I was passed the torch as the bearer for this era of EAW, the next elitist to etch himself upon the list of the all time greats. That is why I feel like I have a prophecy to fulfill for myself, and I will not stop until I do JUST THAT.
Dubian: I had an opportunity to do just that last week. I could say a lot of things about last week, and even the last couple weeks in general but I’ll spare you all of that. I won’t say last week was a fluke, Rex McAllister has proven time and time again that he’s very well capable of being the face of a brand and maybe even this whole company..but I wasn’t pinned.
(The crowd cheers.)
Dubian: Just like I wasn’t the one who got smacked in the face with a ladder at Pain for Pride, allowing Noah Reigner to snatch that briefcase. And these aren’t excuses, they’re facts. Therefore, I should be the next one to challenge for the World Heavyweight title regardless of who the winner is in that bout because I’ve earned it. If Rex is the number one contender, I might as well be the second and-
(“Blackout” by Company Flow interrupts Dub’s sentence to a massive ovation. A few seconds later, Lethal Consequences and Andy Dominguez appear on the Voltage stage. Andy does his signature dance as LC throws some CDs out to nearby fans before throwing his hands up. Both men have mics in hand.)
LC: Whoa, whoa, whoa, there, Dub. Did I just hear what I thought I heard?
Andy: I think you did, LC.
LC: Andy, did this mans just say he’s next up for an EAW World Heavyweight Championship match?
Andy: Yes indeed.
(LC bends over laughing for a few seconds and Andy joins him as Dub looks unamused.)
LC: Are we just gonna ignore the fact I knocked off Mr. Elite last week CLEAN? That’s right, Dub. While you were getting your ass handed to you by Scott and Rex, oof, I pinned our champion solidifying MYSELF as the next one in line.
Dub: Did you, though? I mean, it took Rex distracting Chris for you to defeat him. I don’t think that’s anything to be bragging about.
LC: You’re a funny guy, Dub. Doesn’t matter what outside factors there were, my hand was raised in end. I laid the champ out. It’s not my fault Chris has the attention span of a little kid and couldn’t focus on the action-
(Andy puts his hand on LC’s shoulder.)
Andy: Hey, I’ve got an idea, LC. Plan B am I right?
(Dub and LC look interested.)
Andy: We all know LC is the rightful heir to the proverbial throne of number one contender but you know, you *were* looking for an opponent at Midsummer Massacre, right?
(The crowd begins to cheer loudly, signaling their excitement at the upcoming proposition.)
Andy: Hear me out. Lethal Consequences, THE BLUE MOON, MOST UNIQUE..against Devan Dubian. What better way for you to make your return to the best marquee event known to man, LC? Them dudes on Showdown were too scared to step up, remember? And you can prove Dub wrong while you do it.
(Both Dub and LC ponder the question.)
LC: You know what, Andy, I love that. Honestly, there’d be nobody better suited for my opponent there besides a World Champion but I’ll take a former champion and fellow Hall of Famer for the time being.
(LC grins as Dub looks unsure still. Andy returns his attention to Dubian.)
Andy: How about you, Dub?
(Dub raises the mic to his lips once more.)
Dub: I’d be more than happy to shut this party you two have going on right on down. Let’s get it.
(The crowd cheers loudly as “Blackout” starts back up and Andy and LC are seen celebrating the fact LC finally has his MSM opponent!)
Kawajai: HOLY SH*T, NICK! DUBIAN VS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AT MIDSUMMER MASSACRE! I WISH I WAS ON SHOWDOWN RIGHT NOW!
Nick Angel: What a match that’ll be, Kawa! TWO Hall of Famers battling it out to see who really deserves to challenge the winner of Rex vs. Elite. I do like Voltage quite a bit, though..
(The camera fades elsewhere.)
(A recap of Showdown airs showing the main event of Drillmatic vs Cameron Ella Ava & Mr. DEDEDE.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest is scheduled for One Fall!!!!!
Crowd: One Fall!!
(‘Blackout’ by Company Flow hits as the crowd explodes for the veteran, the legend, Lethal Consequences as he heads down the ramp and into the ring)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first…. From Oakland, California, weighing in at 230lbs….. LETHAL!!!! CONSEQUENCES!!!!!
Kawajai: The Legend is back AGAIN on Sunday Night Voltage!! Lethal Consequences shocked everyone with his return after the Pain for Pride 11 Festival, and now he’s here, on the STILL reigning top brand of EAW, Voltage!!
Nick Angel: Even in his old age, LC is still kicking it, and he’s looking healthy comin’ out here tonight. Dunno though, I think he’s gonna have a tough fight against his opponent-
(‘Still Unbroken’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays as the former EAW Champion, Rex Mcallister walks out. The crowd cheering the former champion as he heads into the ring, and locks eyes with Lethal Consequences as he stands in his corner)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent….. From Sea Isle, New Jersey, weighing in at 238lbs…. REX MCALLISTER!!!!
Kawajai: -Speak of the Devil
Nick Angel: Rex Mcallister. One of the most shocking title wins of Season 11 has to go to Rex. After years of hardwork, and busting his ass for the chance to seize it, Rex toppled the heart break girl, and claimed the title to become the EAW Champion. Although Rex didn’t retain at Pain for Pride, it doesn’t mean he’s any less of a competitor, and I think Mcallister has more than a few advantages for himself going into this bout
(Ding! Ding! Ding!).
Nick Angel: And starting us off- Rex rushing forward for a lock up- But LC with a roll just under his left arm, and rises in his stance just behind Rex. Rex attempting to extend a hand and possibly seize a wrist, but Lethal’s swatting Rex’s hand away, throwing some jabs forcing Mcallister to back up!!
Kawajai: Smart. Lethal knows Rex has a huge age advantage, and in accordance, better strength, stamina, and reflexes. He’s not gonna go into a lock up with the man who went into a near hour long war with Diamond Cage- he’s keeping his distance- AND LC RUSHES FORWARD FOR A LARIAT!!!! But Rex ducks- OUCH BUT HE’S STRUCK IN THE NECK!!! LC with a SPINNING Knife Edge Chop!!!
Nick Angel: LC WITH A RIGHT HAND!!! Rex is caught in the chin, staggering back to the ropes, EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! NO!!! Rex leans back, just missing it, as he cracks Lethal in the chin with a hard knee, and rushes forward for an elbow!!! Rex is using his technical prowess as he locks in a gooseneck wrist lock on Lethal’s left hand!!! The Referee checking to make incase of a submission!!!! Lethal instead rolling forward, landing on his back, and Kipp ups!!! BUT HE KIPP UPS RIGHT INTO A HARD ROUNDHOUSE AS REX FLATTENS HIM!!! Releasing the Gooseneck in the proccess!!
Kawajai: Both these men have a stake, even if it’s not for a title!! One’s trying to make his return a successful one, the other is trying to prove he’s still got what it takes, even without a belt!!! Rex trying to lock in an ARMBAR!!! AN ARMBAR!!! But Lethal rolls to his side and stands up, not allowing Rex to lock it in fully, and STOMPS on the face of Rex Mcallister!!!! One!!! Two!!! Three!!! Four!!! Five!!! Rex releases the submission hold!!!
Nick Angel: Looks like Lethal is trying to capitalize on the downed Rex, he’s grabbing his legs, this can only mean one thing!! A Sharpshooter, COULD IT BEE THE BLACKOUT?!?!
Kawajai: Looks like Mcallister isn’t in the mood to find out, he pulls his legs back, spinning LC around, and KICKS HIM OFF!!! LC his his back HARD!!!! Mcallister circles up- Rex RUSHES FORWARD!!!! FLYING FOREARM SMASH TO LC, as Mcallister BULLDOZES THE EAW LEGEND!!!! Mcallister now fired up as he stands tall, He’s stomping his foot, LC now rising to his feet, Mcallister sizing him up… is he gonna- SPEAR!!!!!
Nick Angel: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES COUNTERS!!!!! STEP UP ENZIGURI!!!! MCALLISTER IS STOPPED DEAD MIDAIR, AND HITS THE GROUND HARD!!!! LC now locking in what seems to be a front facelock, but transitions to, a STANDING GUILLOTINE CHOKE!!! Rex is trying to pry himself out- A KNEE FROM LC!!! TO THE FACE OF MCALLISTER!!! AND ANOTHER!!! AND ANOTHER!!!!! LC absolutely WORKING Rex while he’s in this tricky spot!!!! Rex now dropping to his knees as LC continues to PUMMEL HIM!!!
Kawajai: BUT REX ROLLS BACK!!!! REX ROLLS BACK!!!! A SOMERSAULT ROLL UP AS REX PINS LC!!!!
Nick Angel: BUT LC KICKS OUT!!! VERY LITERALLY KICKING REX OFF OF HIM WITH BOTH LEGS!!! Rex goes FLYING BACK, but rolls backwards onto his feet!!!
(Lethal Consequences rises to his feet, cracking his back as he locks eyes with Rex, both men sizing each other up as they stare each other down).
Kawajai: LC backsteps, ROLLING WHEEL KICK!!!!! But Mcallister just BARELY leans back and avoids it, instead, catching it and LOCKING IN A STANDING KNEE BAR!!!! A KNEE BAR!!!! BUT IT’S BROKEN AS LETHAL HITS REX WITH A PELE KICK FROM THE GROUND!!!!
Nick Angel: Looks like That knee bar left a mark, Lethal stomping his leg, possibly to knock it back into commissio- SPINNING BACKFIST ACROSS THE FACE OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!! Rex grabs the same arm he wristlocked, and Irish whips Lethal into the corner, Mcallister runs- BIG BOOT TO REX!!!! A quick counter by LC, Doesn’t look like that really stopped him though, Rex shakes off the dust, but LC pops up to the middle turnbuckle, and then the top- SHORT DROPKICK!!!!! Mcallister is sent hard onto his back with a force that sounds like a GUNSHOT!!
Kawajai: Lethal getting a lock on one of Rex’s legs, looking for that Sharpshooter- HARD KICK TO THE SIDE OF LC’s KNEE!!! Same knee Rex targeted, Lethal audibly grunts- ANOTHER KICK!!!! AND ANOTHER!!!!! Lethal sent staggering back!!! Ha Ha!! Rex seems to mock Lethal Consequences’ gesture from before as HE now kipp ups, SHORT BICYCLE KICK TO LETHAL!!!! LC is sent BACK into the turnbuckle hard!!! Rex closing the distance as he starts to bombard Lethal with a barrage of Forearm Smashes!!! The Referee ordering Rex to back out!!!!! ONE!!!! TWO!!!!! THREE!!!! FOU-
Nick Angel: Rex grabs Lethal in a lock up, and TOSSES him back into the center of the ring!!!! Lethal trying to circle to his feet- CLOTHESLINE!!!! Rex with a quick pin!!!!
Kawajai: but just NOT ENOUGH!!!!!! LC gets the shoulder up, but locks in what seems to be an overhook and underhook on Rex’s shoulders- LC FLIPS REX OVER!!!! GRECCO STYLE WRESTLING AS LC TRIES TO GO FOR A SURPRISE PIN!!!!
Nick Angel: Rex forces LC off with a KNEE TO THE GUT!!! A fun bit of surprise college wrestling, but Rex is done as he locks in a full chest to chest waistlock!!!!! Pulling LC up awkwardly to his feet, LC still favoring that knee strike- BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! LC gets a bit of a refresher course on Belly to Bellies as he’s sent rocketing to his back!!!! Rex visually frustrated, he eyes LC rising to his feet- REX RUSHES FORWARD WITH A BELLY TO BACK LOCK!!!!! LC WITH ELBOW STRIKES TRYING TO FIGHT OUT, BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH!!!!
Kawajai: GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!! REX DOESN’T BREAK THE LOCK AS HE SENDS LETHAL CRASHING INTO THE GROUND!!!!! HE FORCES LETHAL UP AGAIN!!!!!! GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!! REX STILL DOESN’T RELEASE, FORCING BOTH MEN UP!!!!!! A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!!
Nick Angel: BUT AN ELBOW!!! AN ELBOW DIRECTLY INTO REX’S FACE!!!! AND ANOTHER!!!! A FINAL ELBOW FORCES REX BACK AS IT CRACKS HIM IN THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE!!!!! Letha stumbles forward- SPINNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!!! REX IS SENT BACK INTO THE ROPES!!!! LETHAL DROPS TO ONE KNEE, HE’S NOT GONNA…. NO CAL!!!!! PUNCH TO THE- NO!!! THE REFEREE STOPS IT!!!!
Kawajai: A groin attack, a low blow, a move that couldn’t easily ended this by DQ!!!! Although desperate, LC faces the wrath of the Referee as he scolds Lethal Consequences- CLOTHESLINE FROM BEHIND!!!! Rex looks like he’s in kill mode as he sends LC faceplanting!!!! Rex with a few Stomps to the face, as he runs forward, LC trying to get to his feet- SLIDING KNEE TO LC!!! LC goes staggering UP onto his feet!!! Just what Rex wanted as he irish whips Lethal Consequences away, he goes for a short rebound- SPEAR!!!!! SPEAR TO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!! REX FLIPS HIM OVER AND COVERS!!!!
Nick Angel: BUT LETHAL GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! HE’S STILL KICKING!!!! REX DOESN’T KNOW HOW, BUT THIS MATCH IS STILL HAPPENING!!!!! Wait, Lethal is sturring, he, HE GRABS REX’S LEGS!!! REX SURPRISED BY A TURNAROUND, AS LETHAL LOCKS IN A SHARPSHOOTER!!!!!! A SHARPSHOOTER!!!!! LC LOOKING NOT ALL THERE AFTER THAT SPEAR, BUT HE’S TRYING TO REACH BEHIND FOR A HEADLOCK!!!!! CAN HE LOCK IN THE BLACKOUT FULLY?!?!! REX ROARING IN PAIN!!!!!
Kawajai: REX WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF LC’S HEAD!!!! LC returning to the standing Sharpshooter position, that’s what you get for sloppily trying to lock it in!!! Rex reaches- HE GRABS THE ROPES!!!! HE GRABS THE ROPES!!!!! The Referee is ordering LC to release the hold!!!!! LC does so without a fight, and instead grips his head!!! All of those hard bumps, LC might have a concussion!!!! BUT REX KICKS OUT ONE OF HIS LEGS FROM BEHIND!!!!! Rex running to the ropes just to LC’s right, AND HITS HIM WITH A BICYCLE KICK TO THE LEFT TEMPLE!!!!!! LC IS FLATTENED!!!! LC IS FLATTENED!!!!!
Nick Angel: REX SEES HIS OPPORTUNITY, HE FEELS IT!!!!!! Locking in a gooseneck wristlock, he forces LC back to his feet by sheer pain from the hold, Rex stiffly sends a hard KICK to the stomach of Lethal Consequences, Rex running to the ropes infront of them, is he gonna- he rebounds, THE!!!! REX!!!! EFFECT!!!!!! THAT MIGHT’VE JUST BEEN THE NAIL IN LETHAL CONSEQUENCES COFFIN!!!!! REX COVERS!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘Still Unbroken’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays as Rex rises to his feet, triumphantly, breathing in the air of his victory with emotion plastered all over his face).
Rebecca Sawyer: And HERE IS YOUR WINNER!!!!! REX!!!! MCALLISTER!!!!!
Nick Angel: WHAT A MATCH!!!! Both of these men proved they’re legends in anyone’s book, but Rex proved he was the better man tonight. Lethal’s age and the drawbacks it brought cost him the match, and with how he was favoring his head in the midst of the fight, I gotta wonder, he gonna be alright?
Kawajai: Hope so. LC’s done a lot for this industry, and more specifically, EAW. Hate to see him suffer a serious injury like a concussion so early into his return. We’ll try to get some medical updates, but for now, we’ll be right back on Sunday Night Voltage!!!
(The Camera transitions as Rex heads up the ramp, arms raised in victory- [transition] )
(The camera fades to a shot of the backstage area. There, we see The Woogieman walking down the hallway with his Big Boogie Championship. After a few seconds, Woogie pauses and looks off screen. The camera pans over to show the World Heavyweight Champion, Chris Elite as the crowd gives a massive pop. He has the WHC strapped around his waist but appears to be holding something else in his hands.)
Chris: Wassup, Woogie!
Woogieman: Chris! I’ve been looking for you all night. I’ve been thinking about what you said and-
Chris: Already ahead of ya, pleighboi.
(At the sound of that, the camera pans lower to show what looks like a title belt with a black cover draped over it in Chris’ hands. The camera then zooms out to get the full shot.)
Chris: After our lil’ convo last week, I pulled some strings and had something real special made for ya, or should I say..remade.
(Chris unveils the belt to be an even better remake of the original Big Bhris Championship!)
Woogieman: Oh, wow!
Chris: Yeah, see this right here is what that thing on your shoulder should be lookin’ like. Matter of fact, throw that garbage out.
(Chris quickly snatches the Big Boogie Championship off of Woogieman’s shoulder and throws it behind him, out of frame. He then hands the Big Bhris Championship to Woogie who has a big smile on his face.)
Chris: Like I told ya last week, this is the key to success. As long as you hold this and treat it with the respect and swag it deserves and don’t let cacs ruin it again, no L’s for The Woogieman, b.
Woogieman: I can’t believe this, thank you, Chris!
Chris: Perks of being the champ, you’re welcome. But aye, I’ll see ya around, Woogie, I got a match to prepare for.
Woogieman: Oh, yeah, good luck!
(Chris Elite walks away as Woogieman stares at the Big Bhris Championship admirably before nodding his head and slinging the belt onto his right shoulder, obviously feeling more confident.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Ladies and Gentlemen the following contest is the main event of the evening, and it is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“If I Had a Heart” by Fever Ray hits to a huge hometown pop as Prince of Phenomenal makes his entrance wearing the National Elite Championship)
Rebecca: Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Atlanta, Georgia by way of SOUTH BEACH, FLORIDA (the crowd pops at the mention), weighing in at 220 pounds… He is the EAW National Elite Champion… PRINCE OF PHEEENNNNNOOMMEENNNAALLLL!!!!
(POP climbs into the ring and takes his title off, holding it up to show off his gold before handing it to the ref)
Nick Angel: POP looks ready to go here tonight! He wants to show who the true champion is here on Voltage!
(“Odee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie hits as Chris Elite steps out accompanied by Big Mike and makes his entrance while wearing his EAW World Heavyweight Championship)
Rebecca: And his opponent, making his way to the ring from Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds… he is the Elite Answers Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion… CHRRRRIISSSSSS EEEEEELIIIIIITTTEEEE!!!!!!
(Chris Elite climbs into the ring and climbs the turnbuckle, he removes his title and looks at it for a moment before lifting it for the fans to see. He climbs down and hands it to the ref.)
Kawajai: Well the WHC looks more than ready for a challenge tonight. But let’s not forget, POP did topple Elite back in REVOLT! earlier this year! Let’s see if POP can do it again! Here we go!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Nick: Both men start to move towards each other, but they pause, they look around. The crowd is buzzing for this match! The energy level here in is immeasurable! POP looks back at Elite, focused, but Elite has a slight smile on his face. The two finally lock up! And elite slips around! Dragon suplex already! And the WHC just brushes his shoulder off, a confident smile on his face. POP isn’t having it. He gets up and he moves in and locks up again, and now a belly to belly suplex from the National Elite Champion! Elite rolls over to a knee and looks up to POP, who sarcastically bows to Chris, some mind games going back and forth here in the early stages. The grin now gone from Elite’s face, looks like this is about to get serious.
Kawajai: The two meet in the middle! Now just exchanging blows! Stiff forearms back and forth and these two are just letting each other have it! POP with a quick kick to the guy sends Elite staggering, PELE KICK CONNECTS! POP looking for the quick cover!
Elite kicks out! But POP isn’t phased, that pin was more about dominance than it was about winning. He wants to get inside Chris’s head. He stands up and motions for the WHC to come at him!
POP (off mic): I BEAT YOU BEFORE AND I’LL DO IT AGAIN!!
Nick: Chris stands a little slower this time… I think he’s trying to look for a better opening. Going in without your head on straight could be costly. He exchanges a quick glance with Big Mike who nods back to him. Chris moves in and POP takes a big swing! But Elite sucks the shot and follows up! FIVE! BOROUGH! COMBO! And POP is knocked down! Elite runs to the ropes! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT! He hooks the leg!
Kickout at two! Elite hits the ropes as POP rolls over and tries to stand! BIONIC STOMP TO THE BACK OF THE KNEELING POP!!! And that confident smile slowly returning to the face of Chris Elite! He grabs POP and pulls him up! Takes ahold! Looking for the Brooklyn High!
Kawajai: But POP blocks! Elite tries again! Still blocked! POP repositions! STO Neckbreaker! Chris was getting confident again a little too soon! Elite is down and clutching the back of his neck! POP is on his feet! He recognizes his situation! He runs and hops straight up to the top rope! Lines up! 450 SPLASH CONNECTS!! But POP doesn’t go for the pin! He knows it’s not enough and he doesn’t want to play anymore games! He flies back up to the top rope! CHAPTER SIX!!!
Nick: Right into the knees of of Chris Elite! POP is rolling in pain! He went for the Spiral Tap but Chris saw it coming. The WHC has rolled over onto the apron, catching his breath. Big Mike comes and checks in on Elite. POP is struggling to his feet, but he looks back and sees Chris on the apron. POP beats a little life back into himself and hits the ropes. BASEBALL SLIDE! He just knocked Elite into Big Mike! But Big Mike caught Chris! POP gets to his feet! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH RIGHT TO BIG MIKES SKULL!!! POP, Chris Elite, and Big Mike are all laid out from that total car crash!
Kawajai: Chris and Mike are motionless and POP is barely moving! The ref starts the count!
POP is up to his knees! Chris Elite is beginning to stir!
POP is back up! He sees Chris beginning to wake up!
POP moves towards the corner barricade and gets in position for something! Chris has rolled over and is trying to get up!
POP WITH THE DIVING SENTON! HE LEAPT OFF THE STEPS FOR EXTRA HEIGHT!
POP rolls over to his knees and gets back up.
He grabs Chris and pulls him to his feet!
POP tosses the WHC back into the ring and rolls in behind him, breaking the count! Now POP is pulling Elite up by his head. Quick kick to the midsection and he has Elite in position! Looking for the Crown of Thorns! AND IT CONNECTS!!! POP just planted the Heavyweight Champion with a Styles Clash! Pin!
BUT BIG MIKE SLIPPED CHRIS’S FOOT ONTO THE ROPES! And POP is livid! Big Mike only barely woke up in time to help Chris survive, but the match will continue! POP gets right back on the offensive! He’s grabbing Elite up and looking to go again! Gets him up! OH! But Elite does a full sit up and is sitting on POP’s shoulders! Drops a few punches into head of the National Elite Champion! Hurricanrana sends POP facefirst into the turnbuckle! Now Elite is back to his feet! Has to be running on adrenaline! POP is dazed and sitting in the corner…
Nick: RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER RIGHT TO POP! POP may be out cold! He’s blinking but I don’t know if he’s even properly awake! Chris sees his moment! The WHC drags POP out of the corner and lays him down! He climbs to the top rope! Only one thing he can be thinking! YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!!
Kawajai: MISSES! POP moves out of the way just in time! He must’ve been acting on pure instinct! But elite just landed spine first on the mat! And now both men are down! The first one to recover will gain the advantage! Big Mike is beating the ring on the outside! He’s yelling for Chris to get back up but that crash and burn took a lot out of him! POP is still glazed over near the ropes!
Nick: This is where we see who has the will power to keep going! Chris is rolling over to the ropes and is gonna try to climb his way to his feet. POP is shaking his head, trying to clear the cobwebs. And now Elite is to his knees but leaning against the ropes to stay up! POP has grabbed the bottom rope on the other side! Both men trying to pull themselves up! Elite is to his feet, but he’s still clutching his back! POP is on one foot and one knee! Rises and gets to his feet! Both men turn and see one another! Both begin to move to the center! Ladies and gentlemen we have a fight! Both men exchanging! Punches flying! POP! ELITE! POP! ELITE! POP! ELITE! ELITE! ELITE! ELITE! POP swings back and Elite ducks under! Wants the Five Borough Combo!
Kawajai: But POP blocks the punch this time! POP pulls Elite in! Wants that STO Neckbreaker again! But Elite blocks now too! Both of these men learning from earlier! Neither giving an inch! Elite repositions and wants the Brooklyn High! But his back gives out and he stumbles back! Elite still feeling the punishment from missing the 630 Senton! Now POP tries to follow up…
Nick: JUMPING BICYCLE KNEE! Elite connects! POP is rocked but still standing! Chris couldn’t get all of that knee with his back damaged as it is! But he steps in and takes his opening! Shots straight to POP’s jaw! Quick kick to the knee of POP! The National Elite Champion is down to one knee! Elite hits the ropes! WHO SHOT YA!!!
Kawajai: But POP drops under the penalty kick! Gets up to his feet! ENZUGURI RIGHT TO THE EAR OF ELITE! Grabs him from behind! Big German suplex! And now POP is getting back on the offensive! He’s looking to capitalize! He climbs up to the top rope once again! Can’t waste time setting up!
Nick: MOONSAULT CONNECTS! Hooks the leg!
LAST SECOND KICKOUT BY CHRIS ELITE! How did he have the strength in his back left to kick out of that?!? There’s serious fight in the heart of the world champion! POP can’t believe it! He’s just staring at Chris! Shaking his head! Big Mike is jumping with joy on the outside! He thought it might’ve been done! Now he’s cheering his boy back into the fight! Chris is breathing heavy, but he’s still breathing and that’s what’s important! He rolls over to the ropes and pulls himself up again! POP is still in disbelief! Both men are standing and here comes Elite with a running lariat!
Kawajai: but POP ducks— ELITE CUTTER!!! The lariat was a feint and he pulled back for the jumping cutter when POP turned around! Chris Elite is back to his feet and he’s looks out into the crowd! He’s firing up! He’s feeling it! Now he looks back at POP sees him down! Chris climbs back to the top rope! He’s still feeling his back though! What?!?
Nick: POP is back up and climbs quickly up to the top rope! The two are exchanging shots from the top! POP looking for a Superplex! But Elite is laying shots into his ribs! Shoves him off! POP falls to the mat! But POP gets back up to his feet quickly! He doesn’t want to give Chris the opportunity! DIVING DROPKICK FROM CHRIS ELITE CONNECTS RIGHT WITH POP’S STERNUM! Elite is back up again! Fighting through the pain! POP may have a cracked sternum! He’s facedown on the mat clutching his chest and kicking his legs! Elite is looking again for the big move! He grabs POP by the head! Pulls him up and grabs the hammerlock! Looking for Face Value!!!
Kawajai: but POP drives him back and spine first into the corner turnbuckle! Elite is seething in pain from his back! POP gets a little distance… sees Elite in pain in the corner… charges for a big shot…
Nick: BOX OFFICE SMASH! Christ just landed a powerful superkick to POP’s jaw! Cover!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Odee” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie plays as Chris Elite rolls off of POP and breathes a sigh of relief and Big Mike rolls into the ring to hand him the World Heavyweight Title)
Rebecca: Here is your winner by pinfall… The World Heavyweight Champion… CHRRRRIIISSS EEEEEEELLLIIIIIITTTEEE!!!!
(Chris motions to the timekeepers area and they bring him POP’s NE Title. POP is just getting to a seated position in the corner. Elite extends a hand and helps his opponent stand. He straps the National Elite title around POP’s waist and shakes his hand)
Nick: What a show of respect between two of the greats here in EAW. WAIT WHATS THIS?!? Daryl Kinkade is now in the ring! The number one contender to POP’s title! And he’s just staring right at the NE Belt! And here comes Rex McAllister! The two champions face off with their upcoming opponents!
Kawajai: Chris Elite raises his title up, but the larger Rex just raises his hand and taps the belt, he’s got his sights set firmly on the Heavyweight Title.
(Camera fades as the four men stare each other down)
(EAW Logo Buzzes)