(EAW intro plays.)

(The camera fades to a recap of all of Voltage’s events at King of Elite. It starts with the altercation Lisa Wren had before the preshow, where she was taken by Prince Fayyaad. Next, it shows Candice Blair capturing the victory over Azrael, and finally after the match Azrael turned his back on Mr. Jacobs. Finally, we see Constance Blevins overcoming Kasey’s House of Horrors to become the new Specialists Champion.)

(The recap then fades into the main show, and after a promo from Constance Blevins where she vowed to be a fighting Champion the first match shown is Rex McAllister versus Myles, and Myles would retain his National Elite Championship after using his title as a weapon. After this, Darcy May Morgan would come up short in her match against Raven Roberts. We then see the end of Serena Bennett’s Universal Women’s Championship match against Eris LeCava, as Darcy May Morgan would cash in her Cash in the Vault briefcase and win the Championship. Next, Terry Chambers would defeat SOSA Henderson, finally winning his first EAW Championship. We then see Jon Conning offer up Kensingten Calhoun-Astor to be Prince Fayyaad’s bride, and after this the recap shows IDOL-GUN winning the Unified Tag Team Championships in that huge fatal four way match. Next, Minerva would defeat Ms. Extreme in a match so personal the normal match rules had to be removed, and backstage Drake King would make an offer for Myles and Minerva to join him, which Minerva refused but Myles thought about. After this Drake King would get the victory over Jake Smith and Consuela Rose Ava, and during the match Myles and Minerva came to Drake’s rescue as Insurgency attacked, leading to possibly the formation of a new trio. Finally, in the main event Kassidy Heart would defeat TLA and Xander Payne, winning the King of Elite tournament.)

(Voltage fades to the World 1 Theatre, and as Voltage’s theme plays the camera pans out to the virtual fans, who all cheer as they see themselves. Finally, the camera cuts to the Voltage announce team.)

James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to M-

Persephone: Welcome to Voltage, I’m Persephone, and that’s James Peters and Rich Russillo who are awful at their job. Okay can we move on now, I just want to see Rexy as soon as possible!

James Peters: 😐

Rich Russillo: Well, one week ago was King of Elite, and a lot has happened on that night! We have a new EAW Champion and Specialists Champion, and the Unified Tag Team Championships AND the Universal Women’s Championship are on Voltage now! Exactly how things should be.

Persephone: That’s not how things should be at all, Rexy should be holding all of those titles!

James Peters: Even the womens titles?

Persephone: Duh. Who cares if the titles are women-exclusive, it’s Rex.

(‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney hits as the camera fades to the stage, and the virtual crowd begins to cheer. The Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma walks out to the stage, and he has a big smile on his face. The cheering gets even louder as the virtual fans see Captain Charisma, and the Commissioner has a microphone in his hand as he begins walking down the ramp and towards the ring. He steps inside of the ring, but he allows the cheering to continue for a few seconds longer before finally beginning to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Ladies and gentlemen, I think King of Elite was a huge success! It was a fantastic show all around, but it wasn’t just a success for EAW as a whole. King of Elite was amazing for the Voltage brand, and I couldn’t be more proud of the Voltage roster. I knew we were going to have a great night, but please just take a second to look at our roster. The Specialists Championship, the Universal Women’s Championship, the Unified Tag Team Championships, every single cross brand title outside of the New Breed Championship belongs to Voltage. Darcy May Morgan cashed in her Cash in the Vault briefcase to become Champion, and IDOL-GUN got a huge first free-per-view victory as they became Unified Tag Team Champions. I’m so happy that things turned out the way they did, but in the end there should have never been any doubt in Voltage’s Elitists. Expect nothing but the best from this brand, because we have some of the best wrestlers in the entire world. This roster is full of former, current and future World Champions. They were always going to have fantastic showings at King of Elite, because that’s the type of roster we have here. This Voltage roster might just be the best ever assembled, which is why this is now the gold brand!

(The virtual crowd cheers at Captain Charisma’s words, seeing as they’re clearly fans of the yellow brand.)

Captain Charisma: Voltage truly sets the standard every week, and that’s only going to continue going forward. As long as we have a roster like this things can only get better and better. More Champions on Voltage will be crowned, and we’ll continue reigning as the best brand. I believe that this is the greatest roster in the entire company, and the results speak for themselves. Every cross brand Championship but the New Breed title is ours, and at this rate we may just capture that title too one day. Nothing is impossible when you have a group of talent as good as this. This is EAW’s most star studded brand, and I’m sure things will stay that way for months to come. Congratulations to every single new Champion at King of Elite, and great work bringing these Championships to the number one brand in the compan-

(Before Captain Charisma could finish his sentence, ‘Driving With the Top Down’ by Ramin Djawadi hits. Drake King begins to walk out to the stage with a microphone in his hand, and the virtual crowd begins booing as loud as they can as soon as they see him. Captain Charisma looks a bit confused seeing Drake interrupt him, but he soon realizes why and immediately sighs and shakes his head.)

James Peters: Here comes Drake King, the man who defeated Jake Smith and Consuela Rose Ava at King of Elite following the formation of a trio that appears to be called “New Eden”. 

Rich Russillo: Well Drake doesn’t look too happy right now. I’ll tell you that much.

(As Captain Charisma waits in the ring, Drake King walks down the ramp, beginning to speak as he eventually enters the ring.)

Drake King: This is disgusting. Is this really how you want to start Voltage? This is the first Voltage after King of Elite, and already you’re giving these people a horrible message. You should know better, Captain Charisma. You should not be celebrating Voltage’s “accomplishments” at King of Elite, you should be ashamed of each and every one of them. This is FAR from a great roster, and you know that. It doesn’t matter how talented they are. Everyone in this company has some sort of talent barring a few, but just look at the horrible personalities you have on your roster. Look at the type of people you have both holding Championships and competing in title matches every single free-per-view. So many ungrateful, selfish Elitists that do nothing but hurt the show you’re so proud of. The people here on Voltage are greedy, and you’re allowing them to make the most of their greed and feed off of both you and this company as a whole without giving anything back. Voltage is supposed to be the greatest brand in the entirety of Elite Answers Wrestling, yet here you are praising Elitists for letting their temptations get the better of them. Voltage just started moments ago, and you’re out here celebrating and glorifying greed. You’re glorifying immoral acts all for the sake of winning matches with no lasting meaning but to be called “Champion” for a few months. You’re not encouraging change, you’re allowing YOUR roster to injure and harm each other all for a taste of Championship gold. Do you not feel any remorse over your actions?

Captain Charisma: Remorse? There’s nothing to feel remorseful over, they all knew what they were getting themselves into-

Drake King: They only knew what they were getting themselves into because you’ve made them grow numb to Voltage’s disgusting nature. You’ve made them accept that this brand is horrible, and that we’ll be forced to endure the worst every single week. People like Constance Blevins shouldn’t have to mentally prepare themselves for things like “Kasey’s House of Horrors” but she does it anyway because she’s not content with making history with the longest reigning Unified Tag Team Championship reign of all time. These Championships have no value, and it’s because they have no value that teams like IDOL-GUN were allowed to become Champions so quickly. I was pleased to see Chris Elite taken out of action, but even I know that after going through an entire tournament a team that’s only been here for a month shouldn’t be considered a worthy replacement for them. Serena Bennett and Eris LeCava were having a legitimate match for the Universal Women’s Championship, and that was taken away solely thanks to Darcy May Morgan’s Cash in the Vault briefcase, something that shouldn’t exist in the briefcase because it encourages taking shortcuts regardless of how it’s won. Then there’s the new EAW Champion.. Terry Chambers. Terry fought for years to get to this point, Captain Charisma. Why do members of the Voltage roster have to wait YEARS just to get to a spot that’s only temporary? 

(Captain Charisma remains silent, but it’s clear he’s not having it with Drake. Nonetheless, he allows Drake to continue his rant.)

Drake King: It sickens me to see how far out of hand things have gotten, but fear not. New Eden’s goal is to systematically remove the greed and Championships from this brand, and now more than ever we have to carry out that mission. Voltage’s roster is full of Championships, and that means it’s also full of greedy Elitists who want to either keep their titles or take them away. This greed is plaguing your brand and instead of doing something about it you’re celebrating your own roster trying to kill each other. We won’t allow it, not anymore.

(Captain Charisma waits for a few seconds, before finally beginning to speak as he realizes Drake is done talking.)

Captain Charisma: Drake, don’t get me wrong. You’re a very talented Elitist. I have a lot of respect for you as a competitor, but the rest of you leaves a lot to be desired. I’m sorry that you feel the way you do about Championships and the state of Voltage, but this is how things are going to be for a very long time. This is an uphill battle you’re trying to fight, and the war you’re about to start is one you can’t win.

(Drake looks back at Captain Charisma, and from the look on his face you can tell he took his words personally. Drake just shakes his head, before finally answering the Commissioner.)

Drake King: We’ll see about that.

(Drake exits the ring, and the virtual crowd begins booing heavily as ‘Driving With the Top Down’ begins playing once again. As he makes his way up the ramp the camera cuts back to Captain Charisma, who clearly seems to have taken Drake’s words seriously. He already knows the type of lengths Drake would go to in order to get what he wants, and as he watches Drake walk up the ramp Voltage fades to the first commercial break of the night.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, Voltage’s next free-per-view event.)

(‘Death Star’ by Sufjan Stevens started playing as Tom Cruise is here, the crowd didn’t remember who he was so no sound was made. Bella Braxton prepares herself for the ring introductions.)

Bella Braxton: This singles match is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!! Introducing first, from Los Angeles, California. Weighing in at 225 pounds, he is TOM CRUISE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: At this point, Tom Cruise deserves no introductions.

Persephone: I like him in Oblivion.

James Peters: Not h-

Persephone: Top Gun.

Rich Russillo: Not h-

Persephone: Mission: Impossible 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

James Peters: We get the joke, Persephone. He has the same name as an actor that is famously known for doing his own stunts.

Persephone: You don’t find it funny?

James Peters: Not in the sl-

Rich Russillo: Oh my god, Persephone YOU’RE SO FUNNY HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

James Peters: Ugh. Anyways, Tom Cruise is still on his way to pay revenge after a lot of upsets coming his way. He doesn’t want to lose. He doesn’t want to be called a loser and he’s obviously here to get girls and win championships.

(As ‘Death Star’ starts dying down, ‘Overlord’ by Suicide Silence starts playing as Shane Gates came out with Lizzie The Doll accompanying him. Tom Cruise looks at the doll with full nervousness on his face.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Huntington Beach, California. Weighing in at 213 pounds, he is THE NATURAL BORN KILLER, SHANE GATESS!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Even though she is scared of Lizzie The Doll, she doesn’t want to acknowledge its existence!

Persephone: Would you just see Satan and acknowledge its existence? You would not, right? That’s my point.

James Peters: I don’t think this has any relations to any satanic activity you’re trying to pitch, Persephone.

Persephone: Instead of Natural Born Killer, why not just call yourself Natural Born Dentist? You’re being ridiculous.

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: The match started and Shane Gates with a quick Big Boot to Tom Cruise, Tom is unconscious already and Shane Gates quickly throws him to the turnbuckle. Shane with a Stingers Splash and some kicks to him! 

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates quickly goes with a Snapmare and a headlock to Tom Cruise and Tom pushes him to the ropes, they are having a counter after counter of throwing someone to the ropes.

Persephone: Gates got Cruise to the ropes, Overhead Belly to Belly and Cruise managed to land on his own two feet but Shane Gates managed to clothesline Cruise out of the ring! Shane Gates is quickly going out of the ring. 

James Peters: Shane Gates quickly attacks Tom Cruise with a couple of elbows and he quickly throws Cruise to the steps! Shane Gates didn’t realize that he actually hit Lizzie The Doll with Tom Cruise. Shane Gates looked at it with a shocked reaction.

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates quickly checked on the doll as he is getting so concerned. Gates is so focused on it, you can see him talking to it right now!

Persephone: It’s definitely a case of him summoning the demon back, the doll got pushed so hard, she got Satan out. Shane Gates is seen getting so stressed, TOM CRUISE ATTACKED HIM FROM BEHIND!

James Peters: Big mistake. He shouldn’t have done that.

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates felt the impact by The Mummy Returns star, chose to look at him and ask him to chop him even more, that’s a little bit of disrespect coming from Shane Gates.

James Peters: Tom Cruise is a dumbass, he chose to listen to Shane Gates and he started chopping him! One! Two! Three! And f- SHANE GOT HIS HANDS AND CRACKED HIS FINGERS! Shane Gates quickly twists his arm! Shane quickly throws him to the steps and he goes flying!

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates quickly climbed up to the steps and he quickly jumped off with a double foot stomp on Cruise’s chest!

Persephone: Shane Gates quickly put the doll and it is sitting on the steps. Shane Gates quickly grabs Tom Cruise as he throws, Gates throws him to the apron! A chop by the Natural Born Killer, he quickly slams his face to the ring again, again! And again, Gates quickly threw him back into the ring.

James Peters: Gates quickly grabbed his head for a headlock and Tom quickly tried to push him to the turnbuckle, Gates quickly attacked his neck with an elbow and Cruise is almost down, Gates quickly throws him to the ropes and a Dropkick is done! 

Rich Russillo: Gates picked up his leg for a Slingshot throw and Tom Cruise got his face slamming the turnbuckle! Gates quickly put him sitting there as he quickly ran to the other side and a kick to the face! Shane Gates quickly gets him with a Suplex, and now another Suplex, and a third one!

James Peters: Tom Cruise is still holding his neck but Shane Gates isn’t letting him go, this is full domination by Shane Gates right here!

Persephone: Shane Gates is just embarrassing the guy at this point. Now, he is kicking Tom Cruise as he is stomping him endlessly. Shane Gates quickly kicked his head off and oh my god, oh my god. Did he just? Tell me he didn’t.

James Peters: A tooth got out of his mouth, holy. He really did that. He really did, Shane Gates is so much built. He is so different.

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates looked at the tooth out of his mouth as he is seen laughing. He quickly grabs the head of Cruise only to do a snapmare and do some kicks to his head! SHINING WIZARDS! THE COMBO KNOWN AS BULLET2HEAD!

James Peters: Shane Gates quickly goes for the cover.

Referee: ONE!!!! TWO!!!! THR-

Rich Russillo: He broke it up by himself. He quickly LOCKED IN A STRAIGHTJACKET CROSSFACE, SIN’S DELIGHT!!!!! Tom Cruise can’t even tap out at this point, he is already done for the day, he is dead!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner, SHANE GATES!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: That was an easy domination by Shane Gates!

James Peters: I believe he just ended Tom Cruise’s career.

Persephone: I believe he will not do well with the company.

Rich Russillo: He is probably done right now. He just got his ass kicked in the worst way possible.

Persephone: He even lost his tooth, that is crazy! This satanic mofo is scary!

(‘Overlord’ by Suicide Silence echoes throughout the arena as Shane Gates picked up the tooth of Tom Cruise and he walked towards Lizzie The Doll as the medical team is checking on Tom Cruise as he is definitely unconscious.)

(The camera takes a final shot of Shane Gates and Lizzie before fading into a scene that was captured on camera earlier in the day.)

[ EARLIER TODAY ]

(It was an alarming scene as Sofia Clarke arrived at World 1 Theatre. Despite the freezing cold temperatures and absolutely horrific weather, hundreds, if not at least a thousand people had taken over the parking lot of EAW’s home for weekly shows during the pandemic. Most of them were bundled up in their winter gear, camping out, and not wearing masks. Sofia noticed several small fires going, allowing people to warm their hands or roast marshmallows, as well as the traditional tailgating going on, which has been an absolute no no at sporting events since the world went into isolation because of COVID-19. As Sofia pulled into her usual parking spot and shut off her car’s ignition, she took a moment to truly take in the scene around her. Towards the front of World 1 Theatre, a small stage had been set up with two immaculate thrones sitting on either side of it. Small podiums have been sat in front of the thrones and there is also a taller podium that is front and center. A backdrop has been erected showcasing the first official promotional posters of Hikari Kanno and Miku Sakai as Unified Tag Team Champions. At King of Elite, IDOL-GUN made history by becoming the quickest team to ever win the belts, and most people weren’t surprised. Since arriving in EAW, the two women have made quite the names for themselves. They have consistently shown themselves to be legends in the making, and all doubts were erased at King of Elite when they did exactly what they said they would do.)

(As her eyes settle on the IDOL-GUN posters, Sofia can’t help but scoff and think back to the disgusting press conference she had been forced to attend for the girls alongside Showdown interviewer, Kyra Phillips. Even though Sofia is a professional through and through, she just can not hide her disdain for IDOL-GUN and their quote ‘simp army’. The dangerous conditions they had placed their creepy fans in, and more importantly, Sofia and Kyra, had been selfish. Of course, what else could be expected from two women like Hikari and Miku? They were as selfish as they come, with very little regard for humanity itself. Sofia did not respect them and it infuriated her to see that something similar to the press event at the Holiday Inn a couple of weeks ago was now taking place in the parking lot of her workplace.)

(The scene switches to the crowd of simps, and a lot of them seem to know one another. They are getting along just fine as they all wait patiently, and most of them had been at the Holiday Inn event. Among the hundreds of fans are the two men who struck up a conversation with one another that day; Roby and Terrence. Terrence is clutching his beloved Japanese manga that had IDOL-GUN as the main characters, and today he was determined to get it signed. His beloved Miku had ignored him back at the Holiday Inn event but today he was going to change his luck. Roby just seemed thrilled to be there so to speak, and he had no expectations. Of course, he was hoping for a chance to ask the girls a question, but simply breathing the same air as the two of them, even if for a moment, was good enough for him.)

Terrence: Do you think they will keep us waiting for hours again?

(Terrence was referencing how the girls showed up hours late to their own press conference the last time around. Roby thought for a moment, and then finally he had to shrug his shoulders.)

Roby: I mean, they are literal, actual queens. Hikari and Miku operate on their own time and honestly, I’m just glad to be able to call myself their fan. They are so fucking hot and I would wait for actual hours if I had to just for even a chance to have either of them speak to me.

(Terrence wanted to agree, but since the Holiday Inn event, he has been feeling a bit jaded towards IDOL-GUN. He had gone to that event hoping he could get the girls to sign his manga, after all it was a limited edition and no big deal, but it hadn’t happened. In fact, he had looked Miku right in her eyes, and he knows she saw him and the manga, but she had ignored them both.)

Terrence: I don’t know, man. It kind of hurts me that Hikari and Miku ignored me the other week. I thought they would be excited to see that their biggest fan had a very exclusive item of theirs. Dude, you don’t even know what I had to do to get my hands on this and I don’t think it’s asking a lot of one of them, or both, to stop and sign it for me.

Roby: :lupe: Well, they’re busy. They have so many fans, and they are so popular. I don’t think they could sign something for everyone, even if they wanted too. I’m just happy to see them doing well. All the fucking pictures we have gotten since they won the Unified Tag Team Championships are what really matter to me.

Terrence: I did like the photoshoot they did cosplaying as Sierra and Harper, and how they simulated eating one another out while wearing the belts.

Roby: :ciampa: God that was so hot.

(Before the conversation could continue, the crowd of simps started cheering. Terrence and Roby shoved their way through the crowd and towards the stage as IDOL-GUN’s manager, Art Binnington, walked out. He gave a little wave, not that the simps were cheering for him whatsoever, and he walked to the middle podium.)

Art Binnington: Good afternoon and thank you for coming out. I know many of you have gathered here today at this unofficial, impromptu IDOL-GUN fan club event put together to celebrate Hikari’s and Miku’s incredible victory at King of Elite…

(Art is cut off by cheering from the simps.)

Simp Army: IDOL-GUN! IDOL-GUN! IDOL-GUN-IDOL-GUN! IDOL-GUN! IDOL-GUN! IDOL-GUN-IDOL-GUN!

Art Binnington: And for that, we are so grateful. I try not to speak for Hikari and Miku but I know they appreciate each and every single one of you. Unfortunately, with this being an unofficial, last minute event, we just couldn’t rearrange the girls’ schedules so they could attend…

(The simps react in shock, and most of them start to boo. No Hikari? No Miku?)

Crown: :nah:

Art Binnington: I know,  I know. I am so sorry.

(This causes an uproar and the simps have started to shout. Art tries to restore the peace, but the anger is pretty evident. All of these simps have gathered hoping for glimpses of their idols. They want a chance to tell Hikari and Miku congratulations in person and now they’re not going to get it.)

(About fifteen minutes later, the simps have calmed down. Some of them had been crying over the turn of events, but for the most part, they have all talked some sense into one another. The only person still expressing anger is Terrence, and nothing Roby has been able to say for the last few minutes has helped. He stops trying once Art steps up to the microphone again.)

Art Binnington: Once again, I want to express my deepest apologies. These unofficial events, as great as they are, often result in some people going home disappointed. In order to compensate you guys, we will be spending the next thirty minutes or so allowing you guys to come up here and pose next to the posters of Hikari and Miku. No charge.

(This news causes the simps to erupt. If they can’t pose for pictures with the real Hikari and Miku, then posing for photos next to their posters is the next best thing. Immediately the simps rush the stage to get in line, not wanting to get left out, and Roby looks at Terrence.)

Roby: Dude, come on. Not all is wasted. We still get pictures.

Terrence: I don’t want to take a picture next to a poster…

Roby: :skip: Why not? It’s fucking life sized and you can do more to a poster than you probably could to Miku and Hikari in person. I mean, I plan to touch their tits on the poster.

(Terrence just shakes his head. He’s been gripping his manga a little too tightly, and something just isn’t settling well with him.)

Terrence: I am going to have to pass. I want Hikari and Miku in person. I’m not going to settle for taking a picture with their posters. I’ve spent so many hours showering them with affection, buying their merchandise, and traveling all over the world to see them in person. I have collected so many items of theirs, and I deserve a chance to see them in person and get whatever I want from them be it an autograph or something else.

Roby: :whoa:

(A dark look crossed Terrence’s face.)

Terrence: I have Miku’s address.

Roby: :comeagain:

(Then something clicks in Roby’s head and he takes a step back from Terrence.)

Roby: Wait a second… are you the rotting asshole guy from Twitter?

(When Terrence doesn’t reply, Roby has all the confirmation he needs. He steps away from Terrence, wanting to distance himself from the other man.)

Roby: Dude, you’re messed up to post shit like that.

(Roby shakes his head and walks away, wanting to join the line for photos ASAP. He takes a look back over his shoulder at Terrence, who is staring off into space.)

(The camera cuts back to Sofia, who is now heading into the building. She isn’t shocked at all to see the ungrateful tag team champions blow off an event organized by their fans. As she goes to walk in, she sees a man standing off the side, clutching what appears to be a magazine or comic book in his hand. The guy has a strange look on his face and for whatever reason, Sofia feels a shudder ripple down her spine.)

Sofia Clarke: (murmuring to herself) Maybe there’s a legitimate reason they treat their fans like dirt…

(She heads into the building, glad to rid herself of the simp army and their creepiness.)

(The pre-recorded scene fades out and Voltage heads to a commercial break.)

(Commercial promoting Chris Elite’s new documentary where he opens up on his struggles of being bald.)

(‘Girei’ by Yasuharo Takanashi starts playing as a free monster comes out to the entrance ramp. It’s Azrael, finally walking on his own. Azrael walks with a very happy strut that can be seen as he is finally alone. No longer used and no longer owned by Mr. Jacobs, he felt new and refreshing and he came out with full enthusiasm. The commentary team is getting confused but only Azrael understands what he’s doing. Bella Braxton starts her introduction.)

Bella Braxton: This singles match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from The World of Freedom, weighing in at 290 pounds, AZRAEL!!!!!

James Peters: Azrael is indeed a very free monster now.

Rich Russillo: The Big Homie should be his new nickname.

Persephone: That’s probably a good name in the h-

James Peters: Don’t you dare say that.

Rich Russillo: Racism is everywhere nowadays, I believe that we should be respectful of everyone’s slangs.

Persephone: It’s not racist!

Rich Russillo: Anyways, why not talk about how great he is feeling right now? No Mr. Jacobs can be seen, it’s just an amazing experience for Azrael!

James Peters: A slave getting freed from its owner, he is now a man of his own words.

Persephone: Wait, can you imagine how he walked out in cities?

Rich Russillo: What do you mean by that?

Persephone: Imagine going to walk around hot girls and businessmen with that terrible face.

James Peters: Why are you trying to make fun of people for their appearances, you look like a wannabe Kardashian.

Persephone: Hey!

Rich Russillo: You’re beautiful, Persephone. Don’t let him get into your head.

James Peters: She looks like she did plastic surgery, come o-

Persephone: That is the rudest comment I’ve seen towards me. And they thought I was the bad one!

Rich Russillo: You are the good one!

James Peters: Let’s just see what’s going to happen!

(As Azrael’s theme dies down, ‘Sk8er Boi’ by Avril Lavigne starts playing as Sierra Bradford comes out not with a smile, but a fierce look, determined to win. She is here after a bad week at King Of Elite and she is here back to show people what she’s really capable of. As people are doubting her, she is there to prove people wrong.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent, from San Francisco, California. Weighing in at 141 pounds, she is WONDERGIRL, SIERRA BRADFORD!!!!!!

James Peters: Our new Voltage star, Sierra Bradford who is traded for Kensingten is here and she is here to stay!

Rich Russillo: I believe she is ready for everything that Azrael will give her. I believe she will suffer but maybe she will survive!

Persephone: She disappointed her fans by not winning at King Of Elite.

James Peters: She didn’t get pinned, she literally didn’t underperform.

Rich Russillo: It was a Showdown boy instead, it’s not like Sierra is the problem.

Persephone: You can see, she is getting ruined because of herself. She lost to Kid Ohio, she lost to Jake Smith, she lost to MITSUBACHI and Adam Lucas. She lost a lot. What is going on with her?

James Peters: This is probably a rebuilding year for her as she will have to prove that she will be back to her old form.

Rich Russillo: I can’t wait for her to win this match and make sure that we are all silent for talking trash about her.

Persephone: I believe she will silence nobody. That is not something that she is capable of doing. Prepare to be disappointed.

James Peters: No, Persephone. Prepare to be impressed instead!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: The match started quickly as Sierra caught him with a headlock and Azrael pushed her a little bit for a Test of Strength, and they are both trying to outpower each other. Azrael caught her with an advantage he got her in that Belly to Belly Suplex!

James Peters: However, Sierra managed to lift herself and landed on her own feet, she pushed Azrael to the turnbuckle. Sierra with a chop to the chest as she ran back to the other corner, she was going for a Dropkick but Azrael caught her off guard with a Pop Up Powerbomb attempt, and Sierra managed to counter with a Hurricanrana.

Persephone: Azrael is up and Sierra quickly runs to her for a Stingers Splash but she misses him and he goes for a German Suplex only for her to land on her feet as she went with a knee strike! However there is no reaction from Azrael right here!

Rich Russillo: Azrael with a quick slap to Sierra Bradford and Sierra is sent to the ropes holding her cheeks. THE CHEEKS ON HER FACE ARE SLAPPED HARD!

Persephone: Thank you for specifying that!

James Peters: Thankfully, nobody calls for a pause. And Azrael with an attempt to get her out but she landed on the apron. Azrael goes out on the apron but Sierra managed to make him trip over the ropes, she went quickly with a knee to Azrael! She is lifting him up!

Rich Russillo: However, she failed because he probably was too heavy for her to handle.

James Peters: He managed to be the one doing the Suplex as Sierra is down on the apron! Azrael quickly throws Sierra back into the ring. Azrael quickly throws her to the turnbuckle. Sierra is kicked on the guts.

Persephone: Azrael is going with a lot of elbows to the head of Sierra. Azrael quickly throws her to the ropes, Big Boot and she ducked, a Backstabber out of nowhere but Azrael managed to put her off! And she is landing on her back by herself!

Rich Russillo: Azrael is grabbing her legs for a Boston Crab but Sierra managed to kick him off to the ropes! Azrael is on the ropes right now. Sierra with a kip up and Azrael with a sudden elbow shot! 

James Peters: Sierra is on her face, holding in the pain and Azrael is getting her locked in a headlock, and she is struggling a lot. Azrael quickly got it on a Snapmare and a kick to her neck only for her to duck down and roll around. 

Persephone: Sierra is on the turnbuckle again and Azrael quickly goes with a Stingers Splash and Sierra escapes! Sierra was fast, she went for a Dropkick! Sierra was quick with an elbow to the back of her head. 

Rich Russillo: Exploder Suplex but Azrael with the athleticism managing to stand up by himself! It’s so crazy that Azrael managed to escape from that as he goes for a Russian Leg Sweep! 

James Peters: However, Sierra kips up again! Azrael got up by himself and Sierra kicked him in the end but he managed to get her by the leg! Azrael with a rollup but Sierra rolled over and a knee to the back of Azrael’s head and he quickly lies down! He managed to escape again and Azrael goes to the apron! 

Persephone: Azrael is standing on the ropes and Sierra ran to her only to get trolled by Azrael as he managed to pull her down! 

Rich Russillo: Azrael looks at Sierra who is down there and Azrael quickly attacked Sierra with a sudden Crossbody! Azrael looked at Sierra, got her up only to throw her to the steps and Sierra jumped from there and got back in the ring. 

James Peters: Azrael chased her in the ring and Sierra quickly got out again and Azrael is going with a SUICIDE DIVE and Sierra got him with an elbow shot! Azrael is holding in his face as he is grabbing the ropes. Sierra took the opportunity, she got in front of the ropes and a SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB IS DONE!!!!

Rich Russillo: Sierra quickly throws Azrael to the ropes. Azrael is stuck on the turnbuckle and Sierra with a Corner Running High Knee! Sierra with shoot kicks as Azrael is in the middle, Sierra with a quick Leg Sweep! 

James Peters: Sierra is getting heated up right now. She quickly goes to the turnbuckle! She is ready to jump but she looks at the crowd, it looks like she is getting herself excited! 450 SPLASH AND AZRAEL ESCAPES! SIERRA RAN TO HER FOR A KNEE STRIKE! AZRAEL GRABBING HIS FACE AND SIERRA WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! 

Rich Russillo: Sierra was quick as she was locking him in with a Boston Crab but Azrael rolled again and pushed her again and he got out. Sierra got out of the ring as well, she is chasing Azrael but Azrael got her with a Clothesline!

James Peters: Sierra is down on one knee and Azrael with one chop to her chest, almost sending her down! Azrael grabs her legs, Slingshot and OH SIERRA ROLLED FROM THE STEPS! 

Rich Russillo: SHE LANDED ON TWO FEET, AND OH AZRAEL WITH A FLYING SPEAR!!!! SIERRA IS DOWN!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!

James Peters: Azrael is rocking himself as he looks at the crowd, he is very much fired up! Azrael bops repeatedly as if he is in a rock concert! This is some AC/DC vibe I’m seeing!

Rich Russillo: Not just AC/DC. This is some grandson litness shown by Azrael! The dude is free and he is amazing. I really can’t imagine him being this energetic! 

Referee: TWO!!!!!!

James Peters: Azrael is trying to grab Sierra by the head only for her to attack him with an eye rack! Azrael is grabbing his eyes in pain and Sierra was quick with a Northern Clothesline! From behind!

Rich Russillo: Sierra quickly gets his ankle and he is locking it! Azrael is seen struggling right now.

Persephone: I think I can understand the strategy right now!

James Peters: What do you mean by that?

Rich Russillo: Yeah. For real, what do you mean by a strategy?

Persephone: She wants to win by count out instead!

James Peters: That is weak, how will she do that?

Persephone: Just hold on some moment.

Referee: THREE!!!!!

James Peters: However, Azrael managed to twist his legs and push Sierra to the steps again!

Referee: FOUR!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Sierra is really suffering a lot, Azrael ran to her and he’s attempting a kick to Sierra’s head and OH, SIERRA ESCAPED BUT AZRAEL BROKE THE STEPS! 

Referee: FIVE!!!!

James Peters: AZRAEL MADE A HOLE IN THE STEPS AND HIS FOOT IS STUCK! HE IS TRYING TO HOLD IT IN AND SIERRA CHOSE TO ATTACK HIM WITH SOME ELBOW SHOTS! SHE WENT RUNNING TO THE OTHER SIDE, HANGOVER BY SIERRA BRADFORD! A RUNNING KNEE THAT HITS AZRAEL HARD IN THE FACE!

Referee: SIX!!!!

Rich Russillo: Sierra Bradford is doing nothing right now, she better gets into the ring but she chose not to as she chose to sit down besides Azrael, telling him that this environment will be normal. Quirky Wondergirl indeed!

Persephone: Is this someone doing sarcastic remarks or just bullying somebody else verbally? 

James Peters: I don’t know but her plan is working. I believe she is waiting to execute her finishers, I wonder which one she will do!

Rich Russillo: I believe she would do an easy one!

Referee: SEVEN!!!!!!

James Peters: She continues to clap, trying to get Azrael to get up! As Azrael looks like he is getting to get himself out of the situation he’s currently in!

Referee: EIGHT!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: SIERRA WAITS FOR A LITTLE BIT. TIME TO TAKE OFF.

James Peters: SHINING WIZARDS TO AZR- HE CAUGHT HER, OH MY GOD, BURIAL!!!!! AZRAEL MANAGED TO PULL HIS LEG OUT AND HE GOT TO COUNTER SIERRA’S MOVE! BURIAL!!!! THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER WAS DONE!

Referee: NINE!!!! 

Rich Russillo: Azrael is almost getting tired, he is going to rush in, HE IS GOING TO DO IT!!!! SIERRA GRABBING HIS LEG ISN’T ENOUGH, AZRAEL MANAGED TO GET IN!

Referee: TEN!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, here is YOUR WINNER, AZRAEL!!!!!!

Persephone: Sierra’s plan backfired on herself. Time to quit EAW am I right?

James Peters: That’s the most impressive effort I’ve ever seen from Azrael.

Rich Russillo: Also we shouldn’t disregard Sierra’s effort. She has shown that she is capable of holding herself in that ring!

James Peters: She quickly showed everyone that she is capable of doing everything, but today might not be the day.

Rich Russillo: She is rebuilding. I believe in the process.

(‘Girei’ by Yugiro Takanashi starts playing as the referee raises Azrael’s hand signalling his victory as Sierra is getting dizzy because of the Burial that Azrael executed. She grabbed her head in disappointment as she can be seen sitting next to the steps.)

(Commercial for the EAW network, featuring huge BBB Bhampionship matches such as SKA, Shaker Jones, Eric Havoc and Christian DeMarco versus Strawberry Steve.)

(Back at ringside during the Voltage broadcast, there’s instrumental music playing that’s almost reminiscent of a club with its heavy bass and strobe lights pointing around every which way in the World 1 Theatre. Wrapped around each of the four ring posts are streams of gold ribbon, while inside the ring lies gold and silver confetti on the ring mat, with plenty of balloons lying about as well. At various tables, buckets of ice with bottles of champagne chill in the ring with accompanying glasses at each of them as well. A large banner hangs over the ring, congratulating Darcy May Morgan on her victory at King of Elite the previous weekend, and its then it becomes quite clear that this is, in fact, all been done up for the new Universal Women’s Champion! Suddenly, the strobe lights come to a stop, as does the music.)

Rich Russillo: OH MY GOSH I THINK SHE’S FINALLY COMING OMG!!!

James Peters: You see her every Sunday :skip:

Persephone: Exactly. Calm down. You’re never this excited for Rex anyway? It’s a slap in the face to him and all he’s done for Voltage, honestly.

Rich Russillo: Guys I’m just saying… IT’S THE NEW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!

(“Spotlight Saviour” by Iggy Azalea breaks out into play in the World 1 Theatre just after Rich exclaims his excitement, and the virtual crowd can be heard giving a mixed reaction to the new champion’s arrival. Backpedaling out from the entrance area, multiple flashes go off from the cameras belonging to a multitude of paparazzi as they follow ahead of Darcy May Morgan, who’s making her way out!)

Bella Braxton: Please welcome to the ring, the NEEEEEEEWWWWW Universal Women’s Champion…. “The Leading Lady” DARCY MAY MORGAN!!!!

James Peterson: After a successful cash-in at King of Elite, Darcy May Morgan’s Cash in the Vault victory from last year’s Pain for Pride paid off in the most successful way! After going through an absolute war with Showdown’s Raven Roberts, Darcy ultimately passed out.

Persephone: And really, I was totally on her side and looking forward to seeing her put that bitch’s career out of its misery because it’s not like anyone was asking to see her back. No one was wanting her back. I mean, why would EAW literally allow Rex’s biggest stalker to work in the same company? It’s honestly concerning and we should probably consider an internal investigation.

Rich Russillo: :skip: Anyway! Darcy might’ve come up short in the very match she wanted to have everyone talking about – whether that be because of its flash, its presentation, or its drama – but there’s no denying that she turned things around just later that night with one of, if not THE, biggest victory of her entire wrestling career! And now the Universal Women’s Championship belongs to Voltage :blessed:!!!!

Persephone: I’m just glad that, in the end, she had enough sense to leave the EAW World Championship to Rex so that he didn’t have to totally ruin any and all hope she had of a successful cash-in with the briefcase; she’s actually kind of smart :wow:!!

(After putting on various poses with the Universal Women’s Championship for the photographers to take, Darcy eventually walks past them and down the ramp where a red carpet has been rolled out. At the end of it, stands Wallace, who lifts a velvet rope from one of the two posts on either side of him that Darcy passes through but stops the photographers from getting through. Entry to the ring at this point is very V.I.P., in case anyone was wondering :wow:!! Darcy enters the ring and demands a microphone which she receives almost immediately, just before her music fades out and she stands there in the middle of the ring among all the festive decorations. She takes a moment to take in the atmosphere – the response from the virtual crowd, the setup of the entire ring, and it’s with a sigh that Darcy finally raises the microphone.)

Darcy May Morgan: You know… before we get started here tonight, I just… I mean, we can’t really do this without… You know what?! Just roll the clip!

(Darcy motions to the tron where a replay of the final moments of the Straight Jacket Match between Eris LeCava and Serena Bennett play out, just moments before the sound of Darcy’s entrance music plays catching both of the competitors off-guard! Viewers see from new angles just how Darcy took out both women before she declares that she’s cashing in the briefcase for the Universal Women’s Championship right then and there, before she’s sending Eris out the ring to have Serena to herself and successfully pinning her in a triple threat that would erase the Straight Jacket Match proceedings that were already ongoing! Back inside the ring at present-day Voltage, Darcy is grinning wildly as the crowd offers a mixed reaction having seen the replay.)

Darcy May Morgan: So, with that said… Well, actually… Can we watch that just one more time? 😁

(The tron lights up again for a second time with the exact same replay of the exact same events, but nonetheless, Darcy hasn’t stopped smiling and the crowd hasn’t stopped with its mixed reaction.)

Darcy May Morgan: Okay! So now I’m totally serious! I think it’s time I finally address the events that happened over King of Elite weekend… with another replay of my successful Cash in the Vault victory!!! It’s what everyone deserves, it’s what everyone’s been begging to see again, it’s what everyone can’t stop talking about – let’s watch it one more time!!! 🥰

(A third time now, the giant titantron in the World 1 Theatre beams with the vibrant images of the same final moments of the original Universal Women’s Championship match, which lead to Darcy seeing that it was her time to cash in and have her moment. Darcy, watching herself take out Eris and Serena for the third time, has yet to come down from the high of seeing the clip play out despite no doubt having watched it on her own time. Once it ends, Darcy turns back to the camera with an elated sigh and an even wider grin, obviously proud of herself as she watches the clip come to its stop once again on a still image of her raising the Universal Women’s Championship. It’s such a sight to have to witness, Darcy’s grin falters and she can only nod her head as the emotional weight of the moment seems to come hitting her once again as she gently wipes away at a few tears before they can stream down her face.)

Darcy May Morgan: I’m sorry, I wasn’t expecting this to be like this… it’s just so… it’s just so emotional, so beautiful. I mean, I just… even after everything I had been through earlier with Raven, I just still looked so amazing with this Universal Women’s Championship just like I knew I would! I mean, who else has ever cashed in a briefcase after getting their face dragged through glass shards and STILL came out of their title match in the same night looking as good as me?! Literally nobody! Raven couldn’t have ever done it like me, she couldn’t have done it looking as good as I do, and there’s not a single previous Cash in the Vault winner – and I can promise you now that I can say the same for any future winner – who can or will ever be able to say that they had the same hype that I did, that I still do, that I cultivated and nurtured and grew with every passing day of every passing week, of every passing month! I mean, whoooo can say that about themselves as someone who made good on the opportunity that comes with Cash in the Vault?! You look back at the history of that briefcase, and you look at the history of this Universal Women’s Championship, and you see that the name Darcy is going to go down in the books as something that gets recognized as legendary! It’ll be historic! Monumental! Because what I go on to do will be what everyone aspires to be, someone who everyone looks to as a beacon of what it means to stand at the top of the mountain knowing that I did it all on my own!

(Darcy nods her head as she listens to the crowd, who are veering on the side of being quite over Darcy’s egotistical take on herself, but should they have really expected anything less from the woman who calls herself The Leading Lady?)

Darcy May Morgan: But as I was saying, I think it’s time… to watch another replay of my cash in- no, I swear I’m just kidding this time! But I can’t lie, even after this moment here in the ring right now, I’ll be watching it again… and again… and again… and again… and again because it’s what I deserve! I deserved that moment back at King of Elite, I deserved to have every bit of success that I’ve ever seen, and you all know why? Of course, you do! But I have to keep spelling it out, not that I mind, because I fucking work hard. I put more work and more effort into this than so many people who’ve been through EAW’s doors. I’ve bled, I’ve gone through ups, through downs – I went through so much in so little time and that’s exactly why I’m able to stand here in this ring on Voltage, in a ring on EAW programming, with no doubt in my mind that I’ve proven myself to be well above the average Elitists and that I’ve quickly made my mark even among the so-called best that I’ve had to force my way past. I made my own spot at the table, I took from others what I have no doubt they would’ve tried to take from me if I didn’t make the move first, and I made it so that there’s no way people can talk about today’s EAW without mentioning my name. People can’t discuss EAW without saying the name Darcy May Morgan… and now people won’t be able to talk about me without saying how I took control to become the Universal Women’s Champion!

(Darcy raises the Universal Women’s Championship to another mixed reaction, because even though she might be one of the most egotistical and admittedly self-absorbed Elitists on any roster, there’s really no denying how Darcy had to rise through the ranks. No matter the means, someway and somehow, Darcy was going to make sure that her journey saw her come around to collect on as many chances or opportunities that she could to stand out.)

Darcy May Morgan: But it’s not only that, because when they break it down bit by bit, they’re going to know that I did more for this women’s division than anyone ever has! With me as the face of the division- no, with me as the face of women’s wrestling ENTIRELY, people are going to know that the women’s division is going to newer, greater heights! But let’s be honest, that was inevitable, right? For so, so long, I was always on the come-up, always on the rise, and no matter how many people wanted to see me fall, see me fail, wanted to see me take back things I said in moments of defeat – and yet, I always knew where I was going to end up. This is where I had to end up because I wasn’t going to settle for anything less, I wasn’t going to let a moment like this pass me by and when I won at Pain for Pride, I knew that a moment like this had my name alllll over it! Could anyone honestly imagine anyone but me in this spot right now? Could anyone watching honestly say that this moment wasn’t meant for me to have? That’s why you can all say that you’re honored to have me in your presence, blessed to have me – the TRUE face of women’s wrestling – for all of you to look at and know that I’m the standard. Because you see, I’ve wanted to elevate this women’s division beyond what it is now, I’ve wanted to erase this stigma of every dumb fuck who’s all too ready to ask why any woman would ever want to use something like Cash in the Vault on the Universal Women’s Championship – and ultimately change this business permanently with a championship just like this!

Darcy May Morgan: That’s why me calling myself The Leading Lady isn’t just some gimmick, it’s not some cute nickname, it’s not a convenient little catchphrase to throw out to end a video with. No. It’s because I was always going to lead this division, because I was always going to lead this company, because I’ve proven time and time again that people can throw what they want at me but I’ll survive. It’s what I’ve been doing. And I’ve had to thrive just the same to make it here. It’s why I want all the competition. It’s why I want every woman to step up, to actually bring their fucking best and not hold back because if you’re going to come at me, you can’t bring anything less. I’ll tear you apart verbally, mentally before I even do it physically – and getting in the ring with me is going to be even more of an uphill battle because if any one of you thinks that getting this from me will be easy, you’ve got another thing coming!

Darcy May Morgan: I’ve finally ascended to my rightful spot that I’ve earned, that I knew for so long that I deserved – and that’s exactly why every one of my challengers should be worried. Because of all I’ve been through, I’m willing and happy to fight anyone for this championship that I’M going to take to the very fucking top of this company! Hell, even if it’s Serena wanting to drop her nauseating bullshit on everyone for the billionth time with her same, tired shit about being oppressed that she does with everyone for every single match she’s had like ever because she’s just so one-dimensional and can’t bring anything else to the table – sure I definitely don’t want to hear that all done to death from her, but at the same time, I’m always game for whenever or wherever! What the hell would I have to be afraid of? And it’s exactly my view on that that just goes to show that I’m willing to take on whoever wants to try to take me on, whoever wants to try to take this from me – because I’ve worked harder, I’ve trained harder, and I’ve had to push myself to be able to stand in a spot like this and know that I’m exactly where I should be. That kind of thing should absolutely concern all of you, it should all have you thinking twice and needing to reassure yourselves that you’ll even come close to matching up to me at this point – because I’m Darcy May Morgan, and that name is solid gold.

(Darcy raises the Universal Women’s Championship after lowering the microphone down to her side and the look on her face says it all – that she’s ready to dominate, that she’s ready to take over, and that she’s ready to lead. With as much as Darcy has been known to give to any situation, it’s hard to question that, and it’s certainly no question that for all she’s had to go through to ultimately hold a top spot in EAW that it’s going to be beyond difficult to bring her down – whether it be from the high of her successful moment or the fact that she’s absolutely prepared to take on all comers, no matter what. As “Spotlight Saviour” starts up again, Darcy poses with the championship among the decorations, prepared to take on every challenge in the future that lies ahead. From that visual of Darcy in the ring, the scene fades out.)

(Commercial for Bronson Daniels’ forehead repairing services after having a diamond ripped out of it at King of Elite. Please help Bronson.)

(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the office of Captain Charisma. The Voltage commissioner is seated behind his desk, talking to someone who isn’t immediately seen on camera.)

Captain Charisma: I think it goes without saying that you didn’t deserve what happened to you at King of Elite, Alexis.

(The camera zooms out and sure enough, the recently fired, former Showdown Elitist, Alexis Chambers, is seen sitting in a chair across from Captain Charisma. Since King of Elite, Alexis has been experiencing a range of emotions. Her time on Showdown came to a bitter end thanks to Ryan Wilson abusing his power, and for all Alexis knew, her days as a member of the Maidens of Malpractice had come to an end as well. She had no job, so teaming with her girlfriend again was out of the question. She was at a crossroads, and truly at a loss for what to do next.)

Captain Charisma: That is why I reached out to you a few days ago and invited you to Voltage.

(Alexis shifts in her seat, clearly anxious. It had surprised her to get a call from Captain Charisma, of all people, back on Wednesday. Despite the brutal nature of the gold brand, there’s no doubt it’s the most competitive brand in all of EAW. The men and women of Voltage are all regarded as the absolute best of the best, and prove that every single time they go to war on Sunday nights or during free-per-views. Alexis had watched her brother, Terry, struggle to break out on Voltage last season. He was constantly knocked down and forced to pick himself back up, and rebuild. Bethany had taken her lumps on Voltage last season as well. The unforgiving nature of the brand had given Bethany championship glory and much needed experience in the business during her first year as a wrestler.)

Alexis Chambers: I’ll admit that your phone call caught me a bit off guard. I wasn’t really expecting to hear from anyone, and I definitely didn’t expect to hear from the Commissioner of Voltage.

Captain Charisma: I think even you will admit that you haven’t had the easiest road since arriving in this company. I’ve noticed that family members of other Elitists often walk around with an unfair stigma attached to them, and are rarely allowed to have their own identity. It’s a difficult thing to shake, and while you have tried and done your best, your results haven’t been there. That’s not a knock on you. This company is competitive and it’s hard for anyone to break out. A lot of Elitists come and go, never having the patience or even the belief in themselves that they can have that moment. You have the belief in yourself, don’t you?

(A smile crosses Alexis’ face.)

Alexis Chambers: I do. I’ll admit it’s frustrating to take one step forward and ten steps back all the time, but I’ve seen what my brother has been through in this business. I know he brought some of his misfortune on himself, but one thing he never really did was truly give up. He kept trying, and he kept pushing, and even though I left King of Elite in shambles, it meant the world to me to see him have that moment. I love the fact my brother got the world championship he deserves, and even if I’m not a member of EAW anymore, I’m going to keep fighting and work my way back here. I don’t agree with being fired and I hate Ryan Wilson for it. I really do.

(Alexis lets her voice trail off, because the last thing she wants to do is come across as whiny. She’s gotten a reputation for complaining, and it’s something she desperately wants to shed. She also knows this meeting with Captain Charisma could be the last chance she has at being an Elitist. Alexis doesn’t want to get her hopes, but she knows what is at stake. Captain Charisma flashes Alexis a friendly smile and sits back in his seat.)

Captain Charisma: Your feelings are justified, but not all hope is lost. I see potential in you, and I’m willing to sign you to Voltage, if you would like to continue being an Elitist.

(Alexis blinks, making sure she has heard Captain Charisma right. He wants to give her a chance. He wants to make sure Alexis still has the opportunity to be an Elitist and more importantly, to continue her career.)

Alexis Chambers: I… yes. Ohmygod, yes. That would be amazing, Captain Charisma. It would mean everything to me to be able to compete on Voltage and continue to be an Elitist.

Captain Charisma: Great. I will have the paperwork started and ready for you to sign by the middle of the next week. You can bet you’ll see yourself in a Voltage ring next week, so be ready.

(Both stand up and secure their verbal deal with a handshake. Alexis is obviously excited, and definitely relieved. Ryan Wilson tried to get rid of her, but here she stands, about to join Voltage.)

Alexis Chambers: Thank you so much. I will not let you down.

(Captain Charisma nods, believing in Alexis, and the petite brunette turns to head out. She’s trying to keep her composure but she can’t help but skip a bit right down the hallway. She makes her way right to the lockerroom of her brother, the brand new EAW World Champion, Terry Chambers. Alexis knocks, but she doesn’t even bother to wait for Terry to open the door. She barges in, and thankfully he’s not doing but listening to music and getting himself prepared for his match later on against Constance Blevins.)

Alexis Chambers: CAPTAIN CHARISMA SIGNED ME! I’M ON VOLTAGE NOW!

(Terry startles a bit, but he quickly stands up and removes his Airpods. He towers over his tiny sister, but that doesn’t stop Alexis from practically jumping in his arms.)

Alexis Chambers: I’m sooooooooooooooo happy! I’m going to be on Voltage! Bethany and I may still be able to compete together once in a while. Maybe you and I can even team up now. Maybe you can give me a shot at the EAW World Championship??

(Alexis is mostly joking about the last part, but Terry is happy to see her excitement. Two things had kept King of Elite from being absolutely perfect for him. Watching Consuela have her win stolen from her by Drake King had left Terry with a bad taste in his mouth. And seeing his sister fired at Ryan Wilson’s hands had infuriated him. Terry reaches down and wraps his sister in a hug, playfully ruffling her hair.)

Terry Chambers: Win a few matches, and then we’ll see about getting you a world championship shot. I’m proud of you, Lexi, truly, I am. It hasn’t been easy for you, but you’ve stuck it out and I’m glad that you have. I wasn’t really sure if wrestling was for you. I will admit that, but you proved me wrong, and I can’t wait to see you inside in the ring in person every single week.

Alexis Chambers: I appreciate that, Ter. As much as it’s going to suck being on a different brand from Bethany, it may be the best thing that’s happened for both of us. I know that I held her back and I know I’m the reason we didn’t win the Unified Tag Team Championships. Now that she doesn’t have to worry about me, she can flourish. I know she will do amazing things on Showdown because she’s the best wrestler ever.

(Terry clears his throat and Alexis gives him a sheepish look.)

Alexis Chambers: No offense, of course.

Terry Chamber: (rolling his eyes) Of course.

(Terry pauses for a moment, picking his next words carefully.)

Terry Chambers: I don’t want to hear you say that you held anyone back, Lexi. Wrestling is a hard sport and it’s designed to break nearly every single person who steps foot inside the ring. Only the best of the best are able to survive, adapt, and overcome, and you have that ability inside of you just like I do. You have talent and you have passion, and even if people believe that Bethany is the better wrestler, you will soon show them that you are just as good. Believe in yourself, and don’t let anyone bring you down. This is a fresh start. You got this.

(Alexis nods, taking in everything Terry is saying. She hasn’t always been someone who’s listened to his advice, but now Alexis wanted it. She wanted Voltage to be her brand, and she wanted to make an impact. She wanted to make sure she made the most of this second chance she’s been given.)

Alexis Chambers: I won’t let anyone down this time around, especially not myself.

(There’s a look of fierce determination in Alexis’ eyes, and Terry nods his head. The two siblings start to talk about some other things as the scene fades to black.)

(Commercial for the new Cinderella movie starring Alexis Chambers, only in this film Cinderella never gets her happy ending and is attacked by Chained Fury.)

(With the cameras cutting to the ring, inside stands Bella Braxton prepared to call the next match-up!)

Bella Braxton: The following singles match is scheduled for-

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(“Born For This” by Paramore sends the crowd into an audible wave of cheers as Holly Arrow makes her way out and comes down the ramp as her entrance music continues to blare into the World 1 Theatre.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Aberdeen, Washington… weighing 151 pounds… “The Diamond Darling” HOLLLLLLYYY ARRRRRROOOWWW!!!

James Peters: Holly Arrow was supposed to have a match at King of Elite against IDOL-GUN, but events out of her control left her watching from the sidelines, so I’m sure that’s got to be a driving force behind her determination as to why she should be having matches on some of the biggest FPVs we have!

Persephone: Taking on Minerva might be even bigger, honestly. Not as extravagant or as important or as extraordinary or as mesmerizing or as enthralling or as amazing as it’d be to be in Rex’s presence like it is for literally everybody he crosses paths with… but for her it’s like, I’m important, I’m sure.

Rich Russillo: I think the real question we should be asking here is, where do you think she ranks After Laughter? These are the pressing issues concerning EAW today!

(Holly enters the ring with a smile and takes a moment to pose before “Blood, Milk, & Sky” by White Zombie takes over, and Minerva’s actions from King of Elite certainly haven’t been forgotten by the EAW Universe!)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent… making her way to the ring from The Florida Everglades… weighing 122 pounds… “The Gypsy Moth” MIIINNNNEEERRRVVVVAAAAA!!!

Persephone: Honestly, even I was shocked when she showed up at King of Elite helping Drake King. Like, don’t get me wrong, I was all for her and Ms. Extreme literally being on the verge of fighting to their actual death, but after all the shit she said to Drake about not wanting to work with him?

James Peters: I think that just goes to show what kind of causes can draw people together or push people apart – and it just so happens that Minerva, Myles, and Drake have something worked out with intentions of being a cohesive unit!

Rich Russillo: And all jokes aside, this is a big match for Holly, especially off the heels of the shockwaves that this new trio’s alliance sent through EAW! Could you imagine what it would do for Holly if she won? But just as much, what more can we expect from Drake, Minerva, and Myles?! There are so many possibilities!

(Minerva enters the ring, standing across from Holly, who’s getting into a readied stance in a corner of the ring as the referee calls for the bell!)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Persephone: With as much as they’ve talked about changing things around here, if there’s anything Minerva can do for this industry right now, it’s finding a way to make this match worth my while because God knows this bitch, Molly, could do with a concussion of her own – y’know, just to spice up the match a little bit!

James Peters: Her name’s Holly :skip: Plus, I’m curious as to how Minerva will even think to approach this after her match at King of Elite literally had its rules go completely off the rails- BUT WE WON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND OUT AS HOLLY DARTS RIGHT AT MINERVA LOOKING FOR A CLOTHESLINE!

Rich Russillo: BUT MINERVA DUCKS AND HOLLY CONTINUES HER RUN INTO THE ROPES! SHE SPRINGS OFF OF THEM AND COMES BACK HITTING A DROPKICK THAT TAKES MINERVA OFF HER FEET! HOLLY JUMPS UP AND GOES RIGHT AFTER MINERVA, LOOKING TO GET CONTROL EARLY ON HERE! SHE BRINGS HER TO STAND AND BACKS HER TO THE ROPES OFF A SERIES OF FOREARM STRIKES BEFORE LOOKING TO WHIP HER ACROSS THE RING-

James Peters: ONLY MINERVA TURNS THINGS AROUND IN AN INSTANT WITH A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! SHE NEARLY TAKES HOLLY’S HEAD OFF WITH THAT AS HOLLY HITS THE MAT! She tries to race up to a vertical base, knowing she can’t stay down on the mat for long with an opponent like Minerva in the ring, but she gets pulled into a knee lift to the gut! Holly doubles over and Minerva wisely traps her in a front headlock from which she comes down across Holly’s back with a clubbing forearm, followed up with an elbow to the neck! Minerva throws her knee up repeatedly now at the head and face of the rookie Elitist, who can’t find a way out! AND MINERVA SENDS HER BACKWARD TO THE MAT WITH A KNEE STRIKE, POPPING HOLLY ARROW IN THE FACE WITH SUCH FORCE THAT SHE WAS THROWN BACKWARD!

Persephone: Holly turns over holding her nose as if out of concern for injury, but trust me, it’s not like there’s anyone who’s exactly rushing to see that face anytime soon! Minerva lands a swift kick to the ribs and that manages to get a yelp out of Holly as she’s turned over once again, and Minerva drops down over, starting to deliver a series of mounted punches! The referee warns her of the handful of awful extensions she’s using for leverage, and Minerva gets to her feet with her hands raised innocently while getting into it a bit with the ring official here- and she stomps down on Holly’s head while the referee’s still arguing with her!

Rich Russillo: Great instincts by the former Universal Women’s Champion there, ensuring that her opponent stays down! Minerva whirls around from the referee before he can get on her for that and she lifts Holly from the mat in an attempt for a suplex but Holly blocks it! Minerva tries for the lift again but Holly keeps her leg hooked around Minerva’s for the moment before she punches at Minerva’s ribs! Holly fights her way out of Minerva’s grasp but here comes Minerva with the clothesline- NO! HOLLY WITH A DROPKICK TO THE LEG! MINERVA GOES DOWN TO A KNEE AND NOW HOLLY SHOOTS OFF THE ROPES WITH A SHINING WIZARD!!

James Peters: HOLLY’S KNEE CATCHES MINERVA IN THE FACE AND THE VIRTUAL CROWD RALLIES BEHIND HOLLY AS SHE IMMEDIATELY GOES TO GET HER HANDS ON MINERVA! THE YOUNG EAW UPSTART GRABS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION AND MINERVA’S GOING FOR A RIDE, GETTING SWEPT UP INTO THE AIR FOR A SNAP SUPLEX!! HOLLY SLAMS HER TO THE CANVAS AND SHE TURNS OVER INTO THE COVER!!!

OONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWWOOO!!!

Persephone: Minerva gets her shoulder up but I’m literally not surprised by that at all after all she did at King of Elite. Like yeah, she’s an annoying cunt for happily cheating Rex out of advancing through the tournament, which I’m still not over because who the hell does she think she is, really? But she’s also kinda tough or whatever – not that she’s any actual competition compared to Rex, clearly, because he would’ve won by now but you get the point!

Rich Russillo: While Minerva is certainly capable of bringing a fight to anyone as we’ve seen, she is indeed tough as hell :wow:!! But that’s another reason why Holly has to win tonight – she has to know what it’d do for her career in EAW to have a one-on-one victory over a competitor like Minerva!

James Peters: I think that’s going to be a message that the EAW Universe gets loud and clear, as Holly comes down on her with a knee drop to the skull! Minerva goes to cover her head but Holly merely switches gears by flipping over and crashing onto the former champion with a somersault senton! Holly just threw herself onto Minerva, getting all of that! But now she’s dragging her to a vertical base to deliver a kick to the gut! A chop to the chest! And another! Now another kick to the stomach! And Holly Arrow backs Minerva into a corner as she strikes away at her with a speedy assault to try to keep the Gypsy Moth immobilized- MINERVA SHOVES HER AWAY BUT HOLLY COMES RIGHT BACK WITH A SUPERKICK IN THE CORNER!! MINERVA DUCKS AND HOLLY STRIKES THE TOP TURNBUCKLE INSTEAD!!

Rich Russillo: AND HOLLY STUMBLES BACK RIGHT INTO THE CLUTCHES OF THE FORMER TAG TEAM CHAMPION!! GERMAN SUPLEX BY MINERVA TO SEND HOLLY CRASH-LANDING RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF HER NECK!! HOLLY ROLLS OVER AND MINERVA COMES HURRYING OVER TO DROP HER AGAIN, THROWING HER TO THE CANVAS WITH AUTHORITY ON THE SNAP SUPLEX!! Holly sits up going to grab at her back, but Minerva drives her knee right into the middle of it! Minerva is relentless with the knee strikes as she applies a chinlock, cranking back on Holly’s neck into an uncomfortable position! Holly reaches up and tries to grab Minerva, getting her in an awkward-looking headlock but managing to get to her feet- HOLLY’S BACK ON THE MAT AS MINERVA THROWS HER DOWN BY HER HAIR!! MINERVA WITH A HAIR-PULL MAT SLAM BEFORE SHE’S BACK ON HOLLY WITH THE MOUNTED PUNCHES!!! AND NOW SHE DRIVES HER ELBOW INTO HER FACE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!

James Peters: MINERVA NOW GRINDING HER FOREARM BACK AND FORTH AGAINST HOLLY’S FACE! THAT’S GOT TO BE FRUSTRATING FOR HOLLY! AND NOW MINERVA KEEPS HER ARM PRESSED TO HOLLY’S FACE AS SHE REACHES BACK FOR A LEG TO HOOK AND MAKE THE PIN!!

OOONNNNEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWOOOOO!!!!

Persephone: Holly kicks out but I’m sure even Minerva had to know that it was going to take more than that, as unfortunate as that is since I was so looking forward to this being over sooner rather than later! 😫 I guess it’s understandable or whatever that this bitch is gonna want to make the most of this opportunity, but I just don’t have the patience or the time for her right now!

Rich Russillo: As if there’s anywhere you’d rather be right now other than here at the commentary table with me :mjpls:

Persephone: I can tell you right now I’d MUCH rather be in bed with Rex getting absolutely wrec-

James Peters: :woah: We’re not doing this right now!! I want absolutely no part of what goes through that head of yours – and Holly Arrow is wishing she wasn’t being put through what Minerva’s got going through hers, as Minerva has her caught up in a seated surfboard! Minerva wrenches back on the arms after sitting her up and with that knee planted in Holly’s back, there’s no way there’s any place for comfort there! The look on Holly’s face says it all as Minerva continues to pull at her arms, forcing her shoulder blades closer together and Holly’s got nowhere to go!

Rich Russillo: Minerva once again going back to slamming her knee against Holly’s back, wearing her down right there in the middle of the ring! The virtual crowd cheers Holly on as she tries to wriggle out of this troublesome hold and force her arms away from Minerva, slowly starting to bring herself up to her feet! Holly’s on the rise while Minerva keeps her grasp on Holly’s wrists but Holly starts to turn out of it- Minerva punches her lower back before taking up and down with a back suplex! Holly hits the mat clutching at her neck but Minerva is swift with a stomp down on the stomach, leaving almost no time between moves! The former Universal Women’s Champion finds herself getting pushed away though as she tries to grab Holly, and when she tries again, she gets a punch to the gut!

James Peters: Minerva looks frustrated as she goes to grab some hair but Holly starts fighting her way up to her feet, landing strike after strike! Once standing toe-to-toe with Minerva, Holly reels back- Minerva ducks and Holly swings wildly, spinning on her heels with her back to Minerva, who hooks her up for another german suplex! BUT HOLLY LANDS ON HER FEET, ONLY STUMBLING BACK INTO THE CORNER AND HITTING THE TURNBUCKLES AS SHE KEEPS HERSELF FROM FALLING OVER!! MINERVA RACES TO HER FEET BUT HOLLY STRIKES HER DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! HOLLY WHIRLS BACK AROUND AND MINERVA GOES DOWN AFTER BEING HIT WITH ANOTHER!! AND THERE’S A SWINGING NECKBREAKER FROM HOLLY TO TAKE MINERVA BACK TO THE MAT!!! MINERVA PUSHES HERSELF UP TO HER FEET ONLY FOR HOLLY TO COME CHARGING WITH A SLINGBLADE TO TAKE HER DOWN!!

Persephone: Holly finds herself in the driver’s seat right now but for her sake, she better make it worthwhile. She doesn’t seem afraid of Minerva at all, so she’s got that going for her, at least; I know she’d totally be shaking in those cheap-ass boots though if she was facing Rex :wow:!! Unfortunately, it’s not Rex she’s getting shown up by and this is what I get instead! She gets Minerva up to whip her across the ring but Minerva counters and Holly goes to the ropes, running off them to come back and take flight with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors into a hurricanrana takedown! Minerva goes head over heels as she gets taken to the mat and thrown toward the corner, where she gets up with the help of the ropes and Minerva only just looks like she had her neck snapped with that corner clothesline just now – what a letdown!

Rich Russillo: HOLLY LANDS A NUMBER OF KICKS AND KNEE STRIKES IN THE CORNER, ABSOLUTELY TAKING IT TO ONE OF EAW’S TOP STARS! Holly aims to snapmare Minerva out the corner but Minerva surprises everyone as she manages to land on her feet just in front of her opponent- BACKSTABBER BY HOLLY!! HOLLY WAS JUST QUICKER TO REACT JUST NOW AND MINERVA TURNS OVER GRABBING HER AT HER BACK AFTER HAVING TWO KNEES DRIVEN INTO HER SPINE!! AND THERE’S HOLLY COMING UP FROM BEHIND TO GET BACK AT HER FOR THAT GERMAN SUPLEX WITH ONE OF HER OWN, AND MINERVA TAKES A NASTY COLLISION WITH THE MAT!! BUT BEFORE SHE CAN GET TO MINERVA AND MAKE A PIN ATTEMPT, THE FORMER CHAMP IS ROLLING OUT THE RING!!

Persephone: And Holly definitely doesn’t seem like the type who’d be fine with taking a count-out victory, either, so this is just great 🙄

James Peters: HOLLY DOESN’T SEEM TO MIND THOUGH AS SHE HEADS OUT ONTO THE APRON TO ANTICIPATE MINERVA!! HOLLY ARROW TAKES OFF RUNNING ACROSS THE APRON TOWARD MINERVA AND FLIPS OFF- HOLLY’S GONNA HAVE TO CRASH AND BURN THERE AS MINERVA COMPLETELY EVADED THAT DIVING BLOCKBUSTER FROM HOLLY!! HOLLY SOARS JUST TO HIT THE FLOOR AND THAT LANDING WAS SICK!!!

Rich Russillo: Holly hasn’t moved at all since she took that fall, and Minerva’s in no rush whatsoever, as she stalks her way over to Holly while the referee is calling for her to bring the match back into the ring. Minerva merely glares at the referee as she drags Holly up to her feet and- SENDS HER INTO THE SIDE OF THE STEEL STEPS HEAD-FIRST!!! HOLLY TAKES A BRUTAL COLLISION WITH THE STEPS AND MINERVA IS WEARING A SADISTIC GRIN AS SHE WATCHES HOLLY WRITHE ON THE FLOOR!!

James Peters: AND NOW IT’S JUST A MUGGING AS SHE STOMPS DOWN ON HOLLY, WHO CAN’T EVEN DEFEND HERSELF PROPERLY! MINERVA TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE OPENING SHE’S CREATED AND THE REFEREE IS JUST ABOUT HELPLESS WHEN IT COMES TO STOPPING IT!! MINERVA DEFIES HIS ORDERS TO GET HOLLY IN THE RING, AS SHE SEEMS FOCUSED ON DELIVERING PUNISHMENT OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF THE ROPES!!

Referee: (off-mic) ONE… TWO…. THREE….

Persephone: Honestly, if this is how it’s gonna go now then I could probably get into this. Minerva literally had her own head crushed by the steps back at King of Elite, so it’s not like she doesn’t have even the slightest clue of what Holly’s going through right now – I can get behind it :notbad:

Rich Russillo: Minerva drags a nearly lifeless Holly off the ground but she doesn’t move them away from the steps, in fact, she- A SPINEBUSTER RIGHT ONTO THE EDGES OF THE STEPS!! HOLLY CRIES OUT AND MINERVA JUST SEEMS TO HOVER OVER HER, LOOKING DOWN AT HOLLY’S PAINED EXPRESSION :lupe:!!!!

Referee: (off-mic) FOUR… FIVE…. SIX….

James Peters: Finally, Minerva seems to take the hint that they’ll both be counted out if she doesn’t hurry them back into the ring and with a handful of hair, she unceremoniously brings Holly off the steps and drags her down from them before sending her into the ring and Minerva makes the cover on Holly!

OOOONNNNEEEE!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!!!

Rich Russillo: Holly gets her shoulder up! Minerva, however, doesn’t appear fazed at all!

Persephone: The referee tries to check in on Holly but Minerva literally isn’t having it as she shoves past him to get to her; he probably could’ve totally called this match off just now if she can’t compete, but whatever, I guess!

James Peters: Minerva delivers a dominating stomp to the back of Holly before dropping down and kneeling over her, pulling her up into a dragon sleeper! Holly reaches out for the ropes with no real sense of direction as Minerva pulls back on her head, effectively taking advantage of the damage she’s done to Holly thus far! That torque on the neck and back are going to do Holly no favors the longer she’s stuck in this position and the longer the match goes on – she’s got to find a way out!

Rich Russillo: But how?! That spinebuster on the steps was literally nothing to joke about and Minerva’s made it a mission to start wearing her down like this – Holly might have to quit!

Persephone: Not that I’d be mad about that either even though it seemed like it was just starting to get violent in just the ways I like; but I’ll take either at this point!

James Peters: Holly finds herself seemingly unable to move as she can’t make it to the ropes, and she just might end up fading here in this one! She’s trying to use her other arm to somehow get out of this and maybe drag herself forward- Holly’s trying to get herself out from under Minerva, who’s seemingly got this submission latched on perfectly! Holly’s struggling but she’s making the attempt nonetheless- AND MINERVA STARTS PUNCHING AWAY AT HER FACE!!! MINERVA TAKES THE OPEN SHOTS AS HOLLY CAN’T FIGHT BACK HERE EITHER!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT HOLLY MAKES SURE THAT SHE’S ABLE TO MANEUVER HERSELF FROM UNDER MINERVA, WHO’S LOST HER POSITIONING!! HOLLY TRIES TO TURN HER HEAD AWAY FROM THE PUNCHES DESPITE MINERVA BEING ABSOLUTELY RUTHLESS HERE ON THE OFFENSIVE, AND SHE LOCKS HOLLY BACK UP BUT IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE!! With her legs out in front of her, Holly’s able to bridge up and take some of the pressure off her neck- MINERVA WITH AN INVERTED FACELOCK BACKBREAKER!! ONLY TO POP RIGHT BACK UP INTO “TWILIGHT”!!! THE INVERTED FACELOCK ELBOW DROP!!! MINERVA DRIVES HER ELBOW INTO HOLLY’S CHEST AND SHE TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT!!! MINERVA WITH THE COVER!!!

OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEE-

Rich Russillo: HOLLY ARROW GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!

James Peters: Minerva shoots the referee a bit of a side eye but doesn’t waste any time arguing as she turns her attention right to Holly, beginning to strike her over the top of her head! Minerva once again ignores the ring official’s calls for her to let up off the hair and continues on with her pummeling, holding nothing back just as she’s known for and it’s not looking good for Holly!

Persephone: I’m convinced she’s literally toying with Holly at this point, or maybe me since I’m sure she knows damn well I’d rather be hearing what Rex’s next move is gonna be! But now she snatches Holly up into a headlock and grabs one of her legs. Minerva looks ready to lift her up into the air for a fisherman’s suplex-

Rich Russillo: BUT HOLLY MANAGES TO BREAK THAT HOOKED LEG FREE AND SHE PULLS MINERVA DOWN TO THE MAT IN A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!!! HOLLY WITH A SURPRISE PIN ON MINERVA!!!

OOOONNNNEEEE!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRR-

James Peters: MINERVA KICKS OUT!!! HOLLY TURNS OVER BUT IT’S MINERVA WHO MAKES IT UP TO HER FEET FIRST, AND SHE LANDS A KICK TO THE GUT! HOLLY DOUBLES OVER AND MINERVA GETS A HOLD OF THE HAIR BEFORE SHE TRIES TO OBLITERATE HOLLY’S FACE WITH A KNEE STRIKE THAT TAKES HOLLY OFF HER FEET!! Holly collapses to her knees but Minerva’s hold on her hair keeps her up before letting go and stepping back!! “THE DEVIL’S TOUCH”!!! MINERVA LINES UP FOR THE SUPERKICK!!!

Rich Russillo: HOLLY DUCKS UNDER IT AND UNEXPECTEDLY ROLLS HER UP ONCE AGAIN!!!

OOOONNNNNNEEEE!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEE-

Persephone: Minerva beats Holly to her feet again and goes to get her as Holly had rolled away, but Holly trips Minerva up with a drop toe-hold! Minerva crashes to the mat with her face bouncing off the canvas and Holly has the instincts to roll across Minerva’s back to keep her down instead of crawling around her, and now she’s the one attacking with her knees as she drops one right down on the back of Minerva’s head! Minerva gets a faceful of canvas and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she just got her nose broken from that! Holly brings her up and starts knocking her back with forearm after forearm! Holly throws herself back into the ropes just behind to get a running start at Minerva-

James Peters: BUT JUST AS SHE LEAPS AT MINERVA, MINERVA CATCHES HER OVER HER SHOULDER AND RUNS HER RIGHT INTO THE NEARBY CORNER! AS SOON AS HOLLY’S BACK HITS THE TURNBUCKLES, MINERVA STARTS GOING AT HER WITH SHOULDER THRUST AIMED RIGHT FOR HER GUT! MINERVA REFUSES TO LET UP AND ONLY LEANS BACK FOR RANGE- AND HOLLY STUNS HER WITH A BACK ELBOW JUST AS MINERVA WAS COMING BACK FOR ANOTHER!

Rich Russillo: ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! HOLLY CLOCKS MINERVA RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF HER HEAD AND MINERVA GOES DOWN!!! HOLLY HEADS UP THE TURNBUCKLES WHILE SHE’S STILL GOT HER SIGHTS ON MINERVA, AND OUR VIRTUAL CROWD HAS THEIR SIGHTS ON HOLLY ARROW AS SHE GOES TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! AND A DIVING CROSSBODY TAKES DOWN THE FORMER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION JUST AS SHE WAS GETTING TO HER FEET!!!

Persephone: Holly’s own momentum sends her rolling off Minerva and Holly has to use the ropes to help herself up as she spots Minerva rising from the mat across the ring! Holly takes off at Minerva-

James Peters: A WHEELBARROW BULLDOG DRIVES MINERVA FACE-FIRST INTO THE MAT!!! BUT SHE CAME DOWN ON HER KNEES UPON TAKING THE HIT AND SHE’S ABLE TO KEEP HERSELF UP EVEN AFTER TAKING THE BLOW- “CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM”!!! HOLLY COMES RIGHT BACK AT HER WITH A RUNNING METEORA AND HOLLY STAYS ON TOP OF MINERVA FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!!!

TTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA KICKS OUT, SHOVING HOLLY RIGHT FROM OFF OF HER!!!

Persephone: I really thought this one was over :noah:!!!

James Peters: And so did the crowd watching that burst of offense from Holly! And from the look on Holly’s face, she’s wondering just what it’s going to take to put Minerva away; after the performance Minerva put on at King of Elite and all she’s done to prove herself even before then, it’s known that it won’t be easy!

Rich Russillo: Holly turns herself back around on her knees after being forced to flop forward as Minerva shoved her away before that close call, and she’s going right after Minerva! Holly turns her over and brings her to her knees as well, throwing a huge forearm at Minerva! But I don’t know how wise it is to trade blows with Minerva, just ask Ms. Extreme! Holly fires off another as she leans toward Minerva, who clobbers the fuck out of Holly with a right hand and Holly looks as surprised as I’m sure I do! Minerva gets her with an uppercut and- A SLAP TO THE FACE :damn:!!! BUT HOLLY LEAPS AT MINERVA, TAKING HER TO THE MAT AS SHE STARTS HAMMERING AWAY ON MINERVA!!!

James Peters: I’M NOT SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY EXPECTED THIS FROM HOLLY, BUT SHE CERTAINLY WON’T BE TAKING ANY SHIT FROM MINERVA LYING DOWN!!! MINERVA MANAGES TO TURN THEM OVER AND STARTS GETTING HER SHOTS IN, GETTING BACK AT HOLLY FOR ANY THAT LANDED!!! AND NOW A KICK FROM HOLLY SENDS MINERVA BACK AND AWAY, HAVING CAUGHT HER RIGHT IN THE FACE!!! MINERVA GETS UP TO HER FEET AND TRIES TO GET HOLLY BEFORE SHE CAN DO THE SAME- BUT HOLLY WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND SHE KICKS OVER INTO A JACKKNIFE PIN!!!

OOOOONNNNNEEEE!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!!

Persephone: Minerva bridges out of it and turns them around to go for a backslide pin that hopefully puts an end to this!!!

OOOOONNNNEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!

James Peters: BUT HOLLY TURNS THEM OVER AND THEY’RE BOTH SEATED ON THE MAT WITH THEIR ARMS HOOKED!! They both try to pull away at the same time in the same direction only to realize they’re still tangled up, and they both make the decision to try to get to their feet even while in their predicament! Minerva though manages to get the better of the situation by leaning forward and Holly ends up getting tossed over Minerva’s back-

Rich Russillo: “NATIVE TONGUE”!!! HOLLY LANDS THE BICYCLE PUMP KICK JUST AFTER SHE LANDED ON HER FEET IN FRONT OF MINERVA!!! HOLLY DROPS DOWN INTO THE COVER TO PIN MINERVA’S SHOULDERS TO THE MAT!!!!

OOOONNNNNEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Persephone: Will they ever stop kicking out?? :mjcry:

James Peters: I BELIEVE THIS IS MINERVA’S WAY OF ANSWERING THAT QUESTION “NO”, AS HER ARM AND SHOULDER COME UP POPPING UP OFF THE CANVAS!!!

Rich Russillo: Holly’s caught Minerva unexpectedly with some of these pins and moves, and she knows she could be closing in! Holly starts toward the nearby turnbuckles and begins the climb with her back to a down Minerva, Holly apparently looking to go up high!! Holly gets to the top turnbuckle-

Persephone: But she’s too slow! Minerva makes it to her feet and she throws herself into the top rope to cause Holly to come crashing down on the top turnbuckle! Minerva starts climbing up behind her, landing some heavy-handed punches to the head and back, and now she has to position herself? What the hell?

James Peters: SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX BY MINERVA!! AND HOLLY COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HER NECK AND UPPER BACK, AND SHE’S ALREADY TAKEN SO MUCH DAMAGE THERE!! BUT ON THE TURNBUCKLES, MINERVA REPOSITIONS HERSELF!!! “HELL’S BELLS”!!! MINERVA COMES DOWN ON TOP OF HOLLY WITH A MOONSAULT AND MINERVA STAYS ON HER FOR THE COVER!!!

OOOOONNNNEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: HOLLY KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!

Persephone: Eeeewwww, seriously?! They’re really gonna put me through an actually competitive match like this?! I’m gonna be sick!

James Peters: Minerva seems to scoff in disbelief at Holly’s resilience, both annoyed yet surprised but it’s obviously no problem for Minerva – she seems just as fine continuing putting Holly through whatever it’d take to win! She grabs Holly and quite roughly brings her to stand near the ropes with her, setting her up for a slingshot suplex dropped into a backbreaker! Holly is essentially thrown with the extra force and she’s had to sustain quite a bit to have made it this far with Minerva!

Rich Russillo: The former Unified Tag Team Champion is in firm control though and at no point in any match do you want to find yourself on the wrong end of that! Minerva allows her to crawl to the ropes after shoving her off from over her knee, Holly with a hand to her back as she reaches them and turns herself around to find Minerva coming in her direction! Minerva goes to grab her- BUT THINKING QUICK HOLLY SENDS HER OUT OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE!

James Peters: Minerva stays on the apron, however, and Holly sees this and rolls her way out there with her under the bottom rope! Holly pulls herself up only to be kicked by Minerva! Holly fires back with a forearm smash and Minerva stumbles back, finding the room for a massive big boot that floors Holly on the apron! Minerva though, she picks up Holly Arrow and pulls her in- SHE’S GONNA SUPLEX HER RIGHT THERE OFF THE APRON!! MINERVA HAS HER UP- HOLLY’S FIGHTING IT! SHE’S SHIFTING AND TRYING TO SHAKE MINERVA’S GRASP BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW WISE THAT IS FROM THAT POSITION!! NO! WAIT! SHE’S GOT IT! HOLLY TURNS OVER AND COMES ONTO MINERVA’S BACK!! SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB SENDS MINERVA OFF THE APRON!! HOLLY AND MINERVA CRASH ON THE FLOOR AND WE’VE GOT BOTH WOMEN LAID OUT!!!!

Persephone: THEY’RE DEAD :blessed:!!!! MAKE THE COUNT!!!!

(The referee inside the ring paces back and forth, looking out over both women before exiting and coming to stand over them, waiting for either of them to start showing signs of life so that the match can continue.)

Referee: (off-mic) ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

Rich Russillo: Minerva’s moving first! ….But now so is Holly! They both look a little shaken after what just happened but a desperation move like that could come down to who capitalizes off of it first! They’re looking to find each other, and as soon as they do, they go reaching for each other to keep one another in close range as they throw punches while trying to get to their feet! Minerva manages to get Holly and slam her head-first off the apron, looking to then send her into the ring post but Holly makes a last-second counter and Minerva gets a faceful of steel! Minerva drops to a knee and Holly rolls her into the ring where she makes the pin with the referee following them in!

OOOONNNNNEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

James Peters: MINERVA KICKS OUT!!!

Persephone: Sick and twisted. They’re literally sick and twisted.

James Peters: You would think if Holly hadn’t been down for so long on the outside as well, that she just might’ve been able to get Minerva in the ring for the three count! Holly looks fed up with Minerva now and gets a hold of the former champion, bringing her to her feet from behind with a hold on the arm!! Holly strikes her over the head repeatedly with the other forearm before- HOLLY SPINS MINERVA OUT AND AWAY FOR THE “SWEET 16” RIPCORD CLOTHESLINE!!!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA DUCKS!!! MINERVA KICKS HER INTO THE CORNER AND CHARGES IN TO FOLLOW UP AS QUICK AS SHE CAN JUST TO BE STRUCK WITH A BACK ELBOW FROM HOLLY!! MINERVA GETS KNOCKED BACK AFTER GETTING HIT IN THE FACE AND HOLLY GOES RUNNING AT MINERVA WITH “NATIVE TONGUE” ONCE AGAIN!!!!

Persephone: MINERVA ACTUALLY MANAGES TO LAND “THE DEVIL’S TOUCH” SUPERKICK THIS TIME BEFORE HOLLY CAN GET HER OWN LEG UP AND HOLLY GETS ABSOLUTELY FLOORED!! HAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!! END IT!! MINERVA DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR ONCE IN THIS MATCH AS SHE DRAGS HOLLY UP OFF THE MAT AND LOOKS TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON!!! “ATLAS FALLS”!!!! HOLLY GETS SPIKED WITH THE TWISTING BRAINBUSTER AND MINERVA CRAWLS OVER HER FOR THE PIN!!!

OOONNNNNEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Blood, Milk, & Sky” by White Zombie begins to play with Minerva rising to her feet over the fallen Holly Arrow!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… MIIIINNNNNEEEERRRRVVVVAAAAA!!!

James Peters: Minerva gets the win tonight, continuing off her King of Elite victory over Ms. Extreme! Things seem to be looking up for Minerva!

Persephone: I mean, if we’re talking about what a shit-show the Voltage King of Elite bracket was because of all the fuckery that went on then sure, you could say that. But maybe going after Ms. Extreme the way she did and then siding with Drake along with Myles woke something in her that she really needed.

Rich Russillo: Maybe so, but let’s also not overlook Holly Arrow here, who came quite close a few times to being able to put Minerva away! If Holly is able to harness what talent she has then I believe we’d have an even stronger contender for bigger opportunities when it comes to her! She may not have won but I feel like there’s more we could be getting out of her with more time and more challenges like this one!

James Peters: That may be the case from here but ultimately only time will tell, and what it says for Minerva right now, is that if she can stay the path she’s on and make this winning into more of a trend then she’ll be even closer to what she’s after!

(Minerva celebrates her victory in the ring while Holly Arrow is assisted by the referee, who sits her up on the mat. She may only be coming to now, but in time she’ll surely be recounting just where she went wrong and what more she’ll have to bring to the table. Tonight, however, belongs to Minerva and as far as that goes, there’s no question about that. As Minerva watches Holly be escorted out the ring with a cold stare, the scene fades out.)

(Commercial for Hayley Williams new album featuring Sierra Bradford and Holly Arrow.)

(‘Forgotten’ by Avril Lavigne starts to play throughout the arena as Constance Blevins arrives on the stage in her Black leather jacket and matching gear on underneath. Now sporting an eye patch over right eye, with her one good eye and the Specialists Championship around her waist. Constance stares straight ahead with extreme focus before making her way to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduce to you at this time, the NEW Specialists Champion, CONSTANCE BLEVINS!

(She enters the ring and doesn’t waste precious moments posing with the title before walking over to Bella and taking the microphone. Bella steps out as Constance looks around.)

James Peters: Constance Blevins is out here to address the EAW Universe as the new Specialists Champion and what a hard-fought victory she had on the King of Elite Pre-Show, it was definitely a House of Horrors like Kasey Kaos had predicted.

Rich Russillo: It really was, and Constance showed her toughness, especially after being out for some time with an eye injury, she came back and now is holding singles gold. She has had a lot to prove and at King of Elite, she did it. A very liberating moment for the woman who calls herself “The Forgotten”, well right now all eyes are on her.

Persephone: She needs to make this quick, Rexy is coming on later to discuss what is next for his career, hopefully it’s me!

(Constance takes a moment looking around the ring and the virtual crowd, as she brings the mic to her lips.)

Constance Blevins: It was a long time coming. For the last year all I have heard was how the other half of Heavenly Hell was nothing but a waste of space. Minerva knows this, her and I still talk frequently, and she knew just how badly I wanted to prove myself as not only a singles star but also an equal, admittedly it has been tough, injuries have derailed me, some key losses took its toll, and I could never get back on track, then when Bloodsport happened, and my eye was injured, I had to go home and reevaluate my stance in the EAW. It was time that I put everything together and come back to show this company that what we did as Heavenly Hell was no fluke. This is where Kasey Kaos came in.

(The virtual crowd boo as Constance cracks a smirk.)

Constance Blevins: Her obsession with me became her undoing. I entered the House of Horrors not knowing what to expect, and I survived, walking out as the Specialists Champion, the opportunity to show the EAW that while I was the Forgotten, NO MORE. This title is like such a weight being lifted off my shoulder. I needed to show that I too can be a singles champion, and with everything I have been through, this was vindication. This title means the world to me, and I am ready to showcase what I am capable of as a singles star, my time is now, and I am terribly excited with what the future holds. I want to make this Specialists Championship a special reign, one that is unforgettable. I want nothing more than to continue the legacy Brody Sparks started. This means this title will be defended at Shock Value. I will be a fighting Champion, one that defends her title against ALL challengers, that means I want an opponent. I am looking for someone in the back to step up and….

(Suddenly she is cut off by ‘Sk8er Boi’ by Avril Lavigne starts to play throughout the arena as Constance turns to the entranceway watching Sierra Bradford, the former Unified Tag Team Champion. She had suffered a count out loss earlier which didn’t sit well with her against Azrael, and Sierra Bradford the normally energetic and smiling entity has a serious look on her face.)

Persephone: Two women with Avril Lavigne as their entrance theme? They need to get some taste.

James Peters: Interesting development here, Sierra Bradford still in her wrestling gear after a hard-fought match with Azrael in a losing effort, by Count out and after losing the Unified Tag Team titles, this young woman looks extremely serious.

Rich Russillo: You can’t blame her much like Harper Lee over on Dynasty, it looks like these two young women want to try their hand at singles careers too and this is a start for Sierra.

(Sierra makes her way down to the ring, she grabs a mic and slides in, standing right in front of Constance Blevins, her eyes focused on the Specialists Championship.)

Sierra Bradford: Hi Constance.

Constance Blevins: Hello, Sierra.

Sierra Bradford: I haven’t exactly had the best of the last few weeks, and tonight was no exception, and like others have stated in the past before, the only way to remedy losses is through wins. I was standing in the back, when I heard you calling out challengers, and one thing Harper Lee and I have always wanted was a Heavenly Hell versus The Realm match to prove ourselves as the best tag team in the EAW.

Constance Blevins: I see how that worked out for you at King of Elite.

(The Virtual Crowd lets out a collective “Ohhhhh…”)

Sierra Bradford: Cute. You cannot deny that our reign rivals that of Heavenly hell with those Unified Tag Team titles.

Constance Blevins: Actually, I can but go on, if it helps you sleep at night, by all means, finish.

(Now Sierra is starting to look a bit annoyed with Constance who was immensely proud of Heavenly Hell’s Championship Reign.)

Sierra Bradford: In my honest opinion I think we were on the same level, but whatever you’re entitled to your own opinion. The fact is the stars never aligned for The Realm and Heavenly Hell to face off, because we have been wanting to prove to anyone, we can face the best and defeat them too. I have had matches with your former partner, but never you Constance. It has been a pretty rough road lately, and honestly, all I could think about on my part was to wonder if there was a chance for me to go out here and actually make a statement, the chance to show the EAW and the rest of the Voltage brand I am more than just a tag team wrestler, but someone that could hold a championship as prestigious as the Specialists belt you hold in that hand right there. So how about it Constance? You and me, Shock Value, put the title up on the line against me. I answered your call, looking for an opponent, well I am right here, so what do you say? The stars may have not aligned in the tag team division, but they sure as heck have aligned now.

(Constance looks over at the belt, then back at Sierra, who extends out her hand for a shake and agreement to defend the title at Shock Value. Constance finally nods and shakes her hand.)

Constance Blevins: Okay Sierra, you’re right, the stars have aligned, you want a shot at the Specialists Championship at Shock Value? You got it.

(Sierra smiles and nods, they still shake hands when Constance pulls her in closer, both suddenly have a stare down as Constance slowly lifts the title over her head, Sierra’s eyes waver for a moment looking at the title before glaring back at Constance as she let’s go and starts making her way out of the ring. “Forgotten” starts to play throughout the arena, walking toward the back, holding up the belt as Sierra looks on.)

James Peters: The match is set! Constance Blevins came out and talked about wanting an opponent, some competition at Shock Value and Sierra Bradford answered the call. She wanted a chance to prove herself, she needed to make things right after earlier tonight and King of Elite. Sierra Bradford talked about The Realm and Heavenly Hell, how the stars never aligned, but this match has.

Rich Russillo: And give it to Sierra Bradford, she was not going to take the loss sitting down, she wants to make a name for herself in the singles ranks too and we all know what she is capable of. Constance finally reached a singles title, and she was adamant about having competition, putting the locker room on notice and Sierra Bradford took the chance and now we will see the Specialists Championship defended at Shock Value!

Persephone: I’m glad the Avril Lavigne sisters were able to settle on having a match with each other, now can we please continue, I want to hear what Sexy Rexy has to say!

(Constance is backing up the ramp while Sierra leans against the ropes, both women staring at each other when Constance raises the title again and points to it, Sierra nods, pointing back as both women are ready for their war at Shock Value.)

(Cuts to a Commercial with Justin Windgate eating three boxes of Girl Scout Cookies promoting Tagalongs and Samoa’s after smoking a huge bowl.)

(As Voltage fades back to ringside, ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ by Shiro SAGISU hits. After a few seconds, the newly formed trio of Drake King, Myles and Minerva begin walking out to the stage, causing the virtual crowd to boo as loud as they can. These three were never liked by the fans, but after the results of their respective matches as well as the formation of this new team, the hate the fans hold for these three only grew. All three Elitists have microphones in their hands and Drake King has a grin on his face, and as the three step foot into the ring they wait for the crowd to quiet down before finally beginning to speak.)

Drake King: Ladies and gentlemen, at King of Elite this company took one huge, much needed step forward. For a very long time I’ve been trying to change this company my own way, and throughout that time I was doing it on my own. Of course, progress was being made but very slowly. Championships changed hands, more and more greedy Elitists were being put in positions of power and I had nobody to support me in my goal to change the company. Many Elitists tried to take advantage of my lack of any allies and that of course includes the cowardly Jake Smith, who had Insurgency try to bail him out in my match against him and Consuela Rose Ava. It didn’t work though, because something none of the Insurgency members could have expected happened. These past few weeks me and Myles have been in agreement that this company needs to change. Captain Charisma called this an uphill battle and while I agree, I know that this is no unwinnable war. Myles made me realize that if we want to change this industry, we can’t be merciful the way I was the past few months. My progress was being hindered by my own forgiveness. I wasn’t able to bring as much change as I hoped to because I gave everyone free will, I just had this false hope that people would eventually see things from my perspective. My forgiveness and my pacifism got me betrayed time and time again by so many people I put my trust in, but now I understand. I can’t spare everyone the same way I tried to before, and it’s because Myles opened my eyes that I extended an offer to him and Minerva. I asked them to stand by my side, and help me change this industry. Minerva, a woman who wants to take everything this industry could offer for herself, and Myles, the man who realized that that’s exactly what we have to do in order to purge this company’s greed. If taking every prized possession and every Championship and award is what we need to do in order to make this industry evolve, that’s what we are going to do.

(Myles glances over at Drake, before he speaks.)

Myles: And what better way to do it than to do it together? See, for the longest time, both Drake and I have gone about this our own way, independently, and there’s no doubt that we were definitely succeeding in that venture, be it slowly but surely… but now that we’re together? It’s like all the stars have aligned. Now we are more efficient, more effective and more proggresive than ever before. That’s what this formation is. And I know Drake and I have had our past differences, and even very recently up to the start of the year, we were questioning each other’s capabilities, but I think that initial doubt in each other was conceived out of mutual hope to see each other actually progress. Because it’s clear that Drake and I’s mentality was never really all that different, just the way we were going about it was contrasting… but now we understand each other more and while I’ve helped him realize that most of those gluttons back in that locker room don’t deserve his mercy, he in turn, has given me power to move forward with my- no, OUR goal, faster, and better than ever before. The objective is crystal clear now, for all three of us, and it’s to take everything from the hands of the undeserving, from the hands of the selfish and from the hands of everybody that stands in the path of progress. Drake has realized something that I found out a long time ago, and it’s that THEY don’t deserve his patience and his virtue, so if you reject us, you will have no choice but to fear us. And that realisation that Drake had, has in turn, made me respect him way more, as I now understand that he is a man who has the brains to understand and learn, a trait that can’t be found in most of these other idiots who will willfully remain ignorant, and it’s those exact people that we must take from, that we must invalidate and we must extinguish once and for all.

(Minerva listens to both men before raising her head, looking around at the arena, she takes a few seconds, as she starts pacing some.)

Minerva: My father once read to me when I was a child, “Like ravenous dogs, they are never satisfied. They are shepherds with no discernment; they all turn to their own way, each one seeking his own gain.” That came from the bible, Isaiah 56, Chapter 11. Many are wondering why someone like me would join these two gentlemen right here. I don’t think there is any doubt why I would stand next to Myles, I trust him, he trusts me, and in the course of our relationship when it started back in October we looked at each other’s eyes and there was a connection, an understanding, I saw right away this man needed someone to point in a certain direction and let him loose, and in time, he returned the favor. For over two years I have tried to gain the respect of this company, for Myles, it’s about the fight, for me? The reward. There isn’t one person in this company that can say the three of us here haven’t earned our keep in the EAW, but then came along Drake King, and at first I will admit, I was quite hesitant, I didn’t care for his rhetoric, but in time it began to make sense. See, he’s right. Myles is right, this company has always circled the wagons back to one thing, greed. Look at the top stars, they want everything for themselves, the same faces, the same places, they will never relinquish their power, ah but those times are coming to an abrupt end, and I get it. We are on a suicide mission, this will never work, right?

(The Gypsy Moth starts to laugh, then walks right in front of Drake who smirks.)

Minerva: It’s going to work, because there are three individuals willing to sacrifice everything for it to happen. I want everything, you and Myles know that, not out of some senseless greed, that is so pedestrian, it’s simple justification. I have put my trust and I give you and Myles my word, which is bond, that we will stand side by side by side and bring this company to its knees, by taking the objects each Elitist here cares about and making it our own. Like the Serpent who coerced Eve to take a bite of the apple, I can assure you Voltage, there are no snakes, there are no apples to bite, only the purgation of everything you hold true and defines your careers. They will be ours.

(Drake smiles and nods, she then turns to Myles and blows him a kiss before standing next to her boyfriend.)

Drake King: King of Elite was merely the beginning. I warned Consuela Rose Ava and Jake Smith what was coming, as did Myles and Minerva to Rex McAllister and Ms. Extreme. Of course, none of our respective opponents listened to our warnings, and it cost them. This is how things will be going forward, and you all have no choice but to get used to it. I gave you all an opportunity to change. I asked you guys week after week to follow me and I tried to get you all to change peacefully, and every time you guys laughed and ignored me. You brushed off my words and even tried to ridicule me. Each and every one of you tried to antagonize me week after week, but now things will be different. All of the peaceful warnings I gave you all for the past seven months went unheard. You took them all for granted, and now they’re gone. EAW’s future won’t be full of the same peace that I tried to bring for months. You all won’t be let off with warning after warning anymore. The three of us united to bring change to this company. To bring us forward to a new era, a new Garden of Eden.. And we will do whatever it takes to make the future worth living in. We will take each and every award and prize you people love, and in our future you people won’t need these Championships. You won’t need awards or tournaments like King of Elite. You won’t need any of the things you fight for now, because you won’t HAVE them. This company is going to change. New Eden’s formation has marked the start of a new era, and we will not be stopped. Change can’t be stopped, so you all have two choices. Take this final warning and give up every Championship, every reward, and everything else you desire now… Or go out the same way our opponents at King of Elite did. You can make the easier choice for yourselves, or you can try to fight a battle you have no chance of winning. Either way this business will evolve, with or without you. 

(Drake King drops his microphone, and ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ begins to play once more. The virtual crowd is booing heavily, but the three in the ring don’t even care about the reaction as they all have smiles on their faces. The three finally make their way out of the ring and begin to walk up the ramp, and as the vicious boos continue, Voltage finally fades out away from ringside.)

(Commercial for Captain Australia: The First Koala, starring Myles.)

(As we return from commercial, ‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi plays throughout the arena. The National Elite Champion Myles along with Minerva in her wrestling gear right by his side await his opponent after the New Eden segment. Drake King has already headed toward the back. He holds the title in his hand, dragging on the mat some as she smirks.)

Bella Braxton: Her opponent! He hails from Melbourne, Australia! Weighing at 227 pounds! Accompanied to the ring by Minerva, he is the National Elite Champion….. MYLES!!!

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE Fall!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!

Bella Braxton: Introducing first! He hails from Melbourne, Australia! Weighing at 227 pounds! Accompanied by Minerva, he is the National Elite Champion….. MYLES!!!

(Myles looks around as Minerva rubs his chest, the two are seen talking as he nods, when his music fades.)

Bella Braxton: His opponent, from Fukui, Japan! Weighing in at 110 pounds! She is one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions IDOL-GUN! Accompanied to the ring by Hikari Kanno! Here is Miku Sakai!!!

(‘Masterpiece’ by SCANDAL starts to play throughout the arena as Miku comes out skipping a little holding the Unified Tag Team Title around her waist, as Hikari Kanno follows her wearing her title as well. Miku looks around ready to blow kisses but retracts and laughs, running to the ring, sliding in and hopping on the top rope as Hikari stands in the middle of the ring. They pose with the titles.)

James Peters: Here is IDOL-GUN who we heard from earlier, shocking the world and becoming the Unified Tag Team Champions just five weeks into their tenure here in the EAW. They defeated the Maidens of Malpractice, Chained Fury and the former Champions, The Realm but tonight is a different challenge for both women, Hikari in her wrestling gear will be in the Main Event against Darcy May Morgan, the newly crowned Universal Women’s Champion.

Rich Russillo: While Miku will face Myles, the current National Elite Champion, and it will be a hell of a match. Miku’s speed and Myles wrestling with his quick strikes will be a sight to see. We saw New Eden address the EAW and Voltage, scary stuff.

Persephone: I hope that Vampire Bitch doesn’t stay out here with Myles, she gives me the creeps.

(IDOL-GUN continue to pose as Minerva hops out of the ring, Myles stretches while Miku continues to pose and taunt Myles. Hikari hops on the outside keeping her eyes on Minerva when the referee goes to ring the bell.)

(DING!!!!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!)

(Miku continues to mock Myles, pointing at him and laughing, calling him a simp, before she doesn’t see him bulldoze her over as she crashes into the turnbuckle. Myles starts unloading right after right on her as she tries to cover up but cannot.)

James Peters: MYLES has taken control early and he is sick and tired of Miku Sakai and her mocking of him! Minerva is all smiles, Hikari Kanno looks concerned, trying to help her partner, she takes her leg and drags Miku out of the ring to recover, but here comes Minerva around the corner, Hikari and the Gypsy are glaring at each other but that opens it up for Myles! He grabs Miku by the hair, pulling her back into her ring! Myles hooks her, right into a Gutwrench Suplex! Have we ever seen Myles this vicious!?

Rich Russillo: NO and that is because of New Eden! Myles grabs her by the hair, Minerva and Hikari are both back in their corners! Myles scoops up Miku and drives her into the top turnbuckle, NO! Miku slips from behind, pushing Myles chest first into the corner! He turns around, HURRICANRANA BY MIKU INTO A PIN!

ONE!!!!

Persephone: That was a fast kick out.

James Peters: Myles with a quick kick out! He gets up and a dropkick by Miku! He staggers back, another dropkick by Miku as he bounces off the ropes, another HURRICARANA…. NO! MYLES HOLDS HER IN THE AIR, SITDOWN POWERBOMB! He rolls off and doesn’t go for the cover! That is Myles, he doesn’t want to end the match early, he wants to punish her much to the delight of his girlfriend, Minerva. Picking up Miku, he whips her into the ropes, Myles goes for a back body drop, Miku lands on her feet, he turns around and Miku with a forearm! Another Forearm! She tries to whip Myles into the ropes, he holds on, bringing her back in, PULL THROUGH LARIAT! HE TOOK MIKU’S HEAD OFF!

(Minerva claps in enjoyment as he looks over at her and smirks, turning to Miku, running against the ropes, a knee drop on the head of Miku. Hikari looks concerned, jumping on the apron as the referee turns his attention toward her, Minerva quickly reaches in and digs her sharp nails into the eyes of Miku before sliding out.)

Rich Russillo: Minerva already making her presence felt and Miku is blinded right now! Myles grabs her by the hair, VERTICAL SUPLEX AND HE ROLLS OVER! STRIKES AFTER STRIKES TO MIKU’S FACE AND CHEST AS HE BREAKS BEFORE THE REFEREE CAN COUNT! Myles is relentless here and still no going for a cover. Miku is slow to get up, Myles whips Miku into the ropes, he follows her with another lariat, she ducks, he bounces… NO HIKARI KANNO TRIPPED HIM AND RIGHT INTO A SNAP DDT BY MKU! MINERVA IS INCENSED SCREAMING AT THE REFEREE WHO DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING!

Persephone: Good! Screw that Vampire bitch!

James Peters: Miku has an opening now and Minerva is arguing with the referee! Hikari is on the apron, Miku hoists Myles up, REVERSE THRUST KICK BY HIKARI! SHE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND MIKU JUMPS ON MYLES FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Myles kicks out, too soon, too soon!

Rich Russillo: This match has been back and forth and look outside the ring at Minerva, she is getting closer and closer to Kanno, still keeping her eyes on the match. Myles gets up to his feet, Monkey Flip by Miku, Myles LANDS ON HIS FEET, NO! RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER FROM MIKU AND MYLES IS DOWN! She runs against the ropes, MINERVA PULLED DOWN THE ROPES AND MIKU WENT FLYING OVER! HERE COMES HIKARI AND MINERVA WALKS AWAY WITH HER ARMS UP INNOCENTLY IN THE AIR!

James Peters: Minerva and Hikari cannot seem to keep their noses out of this match! They continue to try anything and everything to help out their partners! Hikari is helping Miku back to her feet, the referee is about to administer a count, but Miku slides in with the help of Hikari! She gets back up and RUNNING KNEE STRIKE BY MYLES! HE CONNECTED RIGHT IN THE JAW! HE IS STILL NOT GOING FOR A COVER AS MINERVA IS AGAIN CLAPPING, THIS TIME LAUGHING! Myles starts dropping elbow after elbow after elbow! He is stopping at nothing until he punished Miku! She is dazed and in bad shape, Myles waits until she gets up, he grabs Miku multiple chest strikes! Listen to the skin snapping! A RUNNING KNEE LIFT FINISHES THAT OFF AND MIKU CRUMBLES!

(Myles drops on to his knees and grabs Miku’s face, turning her over and rubbing it across the mat while looking at Hikari, who jumps up to the apron, Minerva hops on the other side as they both start to yell at each other, the referee looking at both women, he doesn’t know what to do as they threaten to get in the ring. Myles stands up, grabbing Miku by the arms and curb stomping her into the mats!)

Persephone: OWW! That hurt!

James Peters: The referee doesn’t know what to do right now, he is stuck between a rock and hard place! Minerva and Hikari about to get in the ring!

Referee: (Off Mic) MINERVA! HIKARI KANNO! YOU ARE BOTH OUTTA HERE!

(The referee signals for both competitors to head toward the back as Minerva screams at the official and Hikari slams the top rope yelling back.)

James Peters: THE REFEREE HAS EJECTED MINERVA AND HIKARI KANNO! THEY HAVE TO HEAD TO THE BACK AND LOOK AT THEM BOTH! THE REFEREE HAS HAD ENOUGH AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE MYLES AND MIKU SAKAI ONE ON ONE WITH NO MINERVA OR HIKARI! WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK AS THIS GETS SORTED OUT!

(Hikari drops to the mats and starts walking toward the back screaming at the official, Minerva follows suit but stops to plea her case but the referee points and screams at her to leave ringside as both competitors watch their partners head toward the backstage area as it cuts to commercial.)

(We see a commercial for Azrael on a New Dating website since he is free called Huggable Monsters dot com.)

(The action is back and both Minerva and Hikari Kanno are both gone. Myles has a rear chin lock on Miku Sakai, wrenching back much as he can trying to force her into submission, grinding the knee any chance he gets….)

Rich Russillo: We are back from commercial break to sort everything out here, Minerva and Hikari have been ejected from ringside and during the break, Myles has been wearing down Miku and has really taken charge of the match. He has had Miku in a very compromising position, but she is not giving up, now it is one on one without the interference. Myles continues to wrench back; he is trying to get a submission here.

James Peters: I don’t think so Rich, this is part of what Myles does, punishment, torture, he wants to make her suffer before finally going in for the kill. Myles let’s go though, he grabs Miku and whips her into the turnbuckle, a running kick, NO! Miku gets out of the way, Myles is hung up on the rope, Miku climbs to the top rope, RIGHT ON MYLES WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! MYLES IS DOWN AND MIKU JUMPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!

TWO!!!!!

Persephone: He kicks out again? Yay…. Whatever! End this match now!

Rich Russillo: Miku found the opening and is taking control, she waits for Myles to get up on his feet, Jumping Tornado DDT! NO! MYLES THROWS HER OFF! HE CHARGES IN, A TRIP UP AND MYLES HITS HARD IN THE CORNER POST! EAT MY ASS! MIKU WITH THE ULTIMATE HUMILIATION! RUBBING HER ASS ON THE FACE OF MYLES!

Persephone: OH, Vampire Bitch is not going to like that.

James Peters: Miku now runs against the ropes, BASEMENT DROPKICK FLU*SH ON THE FACE OF MYLES! SHE DRAGS HIM OUT AND GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!

James Peters: MYLES KICKS OUT AGAIN! Miku is not stopping though, what is she doing, untying the turnbuckle pad!?

(She rips the turnbuckle pad out and slams it a few times with her hand, smirking. Myles is up, Miku hops on his shoulders and starts a tilt-a-whirl head scissors trying to slam Myles into the corner, but instead he launches her off, she lands on the top turnbuckle stomach first, Myles reels back…..)

James Peters: PUNT KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! HE NOW PICKS HER UP ON HIS SHOULDERS, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER INTO THE KNEE! GOODNIGHT MIKU SAKAI! MYLES DROPS DOWN THIS TIME HE FINALLY COVERS!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…..

Persephone: Are you serious right now!? How did she get the shoulder up!?

Rich Russillo: Miku Sakai is still alive in this match! Myles looked a bit surprised, but he is not done, grabbing Miku, hoists her up… WRATH OF PANDORA! MIKU IS DOWN BUT MYLES IS NOT MAKING THE COVER!? LIKE A PREDATOR TO ITS PREY HE IS HOVERING OVER HER AS SHE CAN BARELY STAND, MYLES NOW CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE, WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO HERE!?

James Peters: MIKU IS BARELY MOVING! FROG SPLASH BY MYLES! NO! MIKU WAS ABLE TO GET HER KNEES UP! MYLES HAD THE WIND KNOCKED OUT OF HIM! HE IS SCRAMBLING AROUND TRYING TO GASP FOR AIR…. MIKU WITH THE DEATH NOTE!

Rich Russillo: NO! MYLES CAUGHT HER, MICHINOKU DRIVER BY MYLES AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Persephone: COME ON ALREADY FINISH THIS!

James Peters: MIKU KICKS OUT! SHE KICKED OUT! Myles is not stopping, he grabs her, hoists her up for the Wrath of Pandora again, no! Elbow after elbow on Myles, she falls behind him, pushes him into the turnbuckle, he stops! TURNS FOR A LARIAT! MIKU DUCKS, MYLES CHARGES IN, MIKU USES HIS OWN MOMENTUM TO HELP HIM OFF HIS FEET AND HE LANDS HEADFIRST INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! MYLES COLLAPSES AND MIKU CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE….. SENTON! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…..

Persephone: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!? HOW DID HE KICK OUT OF THAT!?

Rich Russillo: Because he is one of the toughest sons of bitches in the EAW! Miku can’t believe it! She is starting to get up, climbing the ropes, waiting for Myles, could she be going for Skyfall! Myles is up to his feet, her comes MIKU AND NO! MYLES WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE RIGHT ON MIKU! SHE LANDED HARD TOO! MYLES PICKS HER UP! POWERBOMB INTO A SITOUT POWERBOMB! THIS IS IT! MYLES THOUGH IS NOT COVERING HER! HE IS SIGNALING FOR THE DEFACTO!

James Peters: MYLES PICKS HER UP! HE HOLDS HER FOR THE DE FACTO, MIKU IS TRYING TO WORM HER WAY OFF! SHE FALLS UNDER MYLES WITH A SCHOOLBOY!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE….

Persephone: DAMN IT ALMOST HAD HIM!

James Peters: Miku almost had Myles but she couldn’t hold him! Myles grabs her by the neck, he hoists her up into a chokeslam, backbreaker combo! Now he is going for the Defacto! He goes to grab her but she rolls out of the ring! Myles goes through the ropes, reaching up at her but FEEL THY WRATH! SHE JUST CLAWED HIM IN THE EYES LIKE MINERVA DID TO HER EARLIER! MYLES BACKS UP AND SNAPS BACK, HE AND THE REFEREE COLLIDE! THE REFEREE HOIT THE BACK OF MYLES HEAD AND HERE COMES MIKU….. wait she is sliding a chair into the ring!? What is she doing!?

Rich Russillo: She is trying to take full advantage and she has the chair up in the air, MYLES STANDS RIGHT UP GLARING AT HER! LOOK AT THE FEAR IN HER EYES! SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! HE IS ALMOST EGGING HER ON TO SLAM THE CHAIR ON HIM! MIKU IS FREAKING OUT!

Persephone: HIT HIM WITH IT!

James Peters: THE REFEREE IS STARTING TO COME TO! MIKU THROWS THE CHAIR AT MYLES AND HE CATCHES IT! SHE JUST DROPPED TO THE MAT MOTIONLESS! THE REFEREE SEES MYLES WITH THE CHAIR! WAIT A SECOND…… HE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!!!!

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been informed the Referee has disqualified Myles, therefore your winner… MIKU SAKAI!!!!!!!!!!!

(Myles is livid, Miku slowly rolls out of the ring pointing to her forehead laughing when she turns around TOPE CON GIRO SMACKING MIKU RIGHT INTO THE GUARDRAIL! HE STARTS TO PUMMEL HER WITH KICKS AND KNEES.)

James Peters: Trickery! Whatever you want to call it but Myles was disqualified and now Miku is paying the price! Myles is bashing her with repeated kicks and knees!

Rich Russillo: A great match ruined by Miku and her tricks! Wait, here comes Hikari Kanno! Myles stops and slides to the inside of the ring, Kano checks on Miku as Myles then slides out and heads toward the rampway. Minerva is now seen at the top of the ramp, they have a big wet kiss when he gets to her. Holding the National Elite Championship, pissed that he lost in that manner. I’m jealous.

Persephone: Ewww…. That is so gross!

(Masterpiece by Scandal starts to play as Hikari helps Miku up who is in pain but laughing at the trickery she did on Myles at the same time. There is a staredown between all four as Minerva grabs his hands and pulls him toward the back as IDOL-GUN look on and starts to celebrate.)

(Commercial for WandaVision, just ‘cause. Watch it.)

(Voltage returns from commercial to show Bella Braxton standing in the ring holding an EAW-branded microphone.)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!

Bella Braxton: ONE FALL!

(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac hits the speakers as the sound of an engine is heard. A lowrider drives onto the stage, with the hood of it being spray painted in the Mexican color scheme, which reads “Still a king in the poon’s eyes, todas me aman.” TLA hops out of the lowrider, and begins to walk down the ramp.)

James Peters: Here comes Voltage’s King of Elite 2021 finalist, however unfortunately for him, he was unsuccessful in the match. Tonight he looks to recover against another man who lost a big match, and we’ll see who can get back on track!

Rich Russillo: I don’t know who to vote for here, I mean, both of these dudes beat Shane Gates, arguably the most insane man in the entire world! Nobody could get behind that guy. :mjpls:

James Peters: Does he really scare you that much?

Persephone: I was gonna say that.

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… residing from the legendary POON PALACE… weighing in at 210 pounds… T…L…A!!!!!!!!!!!1

(TLA climbs up onto the apron then enters the ring, before climbing to the top rope. The virtual crowd begin to cheer him, as TLA poses.)

TLA: :blessed:

(‘Faneto’ by Chief Keef hits the speakers as SOSA Henderson walks out through the curtains, without the World Championship for the first time in months. Removing his sunglasses, and placing them inside of his leather jacket, SOSA walks down the ramp.)

James Peters: Speaking of the other man, here comes the former EAW World Champion! He had an incredible run, knocking off greats like Ahren Fournier, and even defending it inside of the Extreme Elimination Chamber, even if the man who would later dethrone him had one shoulder off the ground.

Persephone: Not to mention he absolutely stole that championship from Rex McAllister, who right now should be both the World and National Elite Champion!!!

Rich Russillo: I tried to tell you about that Rex fella, he ain’t all he cracks himself up to be. Sorry hun, but there’s always me! An absolute stud.

Persephone: Stop, you ugly mother fucker.

Bella Braxton: And introducing his opponent… hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, weighing in at 191 pounds… SOSAAAAA HEEEEEENDERSOOOOOOOOON!!!

(SOSA Henderson climbs onto the apron, then enters the ring, before kneeling down in front of a camera at the other side of the ropes. He poses, as the camera gets a low shot of him, with his graphics above, before his theme fades out, and he stands back up.)

Persephone: Thief.

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: We’re underway! Two former world champions battling it out here tonight! At King of Elite, both men were unsuccessful in their respectful matches, with SOSA’s fantastic World Championship reign coming to an end, and TLA being on the losing side in the King of Elite finals. Tonight one of these men can get their careers back on track, picking up a victory against the other, and reminding everyone what they’re all about. It’s safe to say that whoever wins here tonight, they’re going to get the momentum they need to bounce back from their losses!

Rich Russillo: TLA and SOSA, who might I add both defeated that psycho Shane Gates, begin to approach each other now in the center of the ring. They don’t lock up, they just stare. As if they know this match is going to be a hard hitting one, it’s pretty much guaranteed at this point. They stare each other down, BEFORE THEY BEGIN TO TRADE BLOWS! TLA WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO THE HEAD, BUT SOSA ISN’T PHASED TOO MUCH! HE FOLLOWS UP WITH A JAB, WHICH ROCKS TLA! SOSA HENDERSON HITS ANOTHER JAB INTO THE HEAD, AND A THIRD, WHICH BACKS TLA OFF INTO THE ROPES!

James Peters: SOSA Henderson irish whips TLA from one rope to another, rebounding him off the ropes- BUT TLA COUNTERS WITH A HEADSCISSORS! HOLD ON A SECOND, SOSA HANDSPRINGS OUT OF IT! SOMEHOW SOSA HENDERSON AVOIDS THE DAMAGE, AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! TLA SPRINTS TOWARDS SOSA, BUT SOSA PUSHES HIM INTO THE ROPES- WAIT, TLA LIFTS SOSA UP ONTO THE TOP ROPE, AND SOSA IS CONFUSED! HE DOESN’T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON! TLA LEAPS UP NEXT TO SOSA, BEFORE HITTING A HURRICANRANA!! OH MY GOD, SOSA HENDERSON LANDS ON HIS FEET!

Rich Russillo: TLA DOESN’T REALIZE THAT SOSA HENDERSON IS ON HIS FEET, AND I DON’T THINK HE WILL ANY TIME SOON! SOSA HENDERSON QUICKLY TURNS AROUND, AND RUNS TOWARDS TLA! ‘PAID IN FULL’ DOUBLE CURB STOM-

James Peters: BUT SOMEHOW TLA GETS HIS HEAD AWAY FROM THE FEET, AVOIDING THE STOMP, AND NOW HE GRABS ONTO SOSA’S TRUNKS AND PULLS HIM TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES! SOSA MANAGES TO EVADE THIS HOWEVER, LEAPING INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE, BEFORE GOING FOR A MOONSAULT!!! TLA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, BEFORE HOPPING UP ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE HIMSELF! A MOONSAULT OF HIS OWN! SOSA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, BUT TLA FLIPS AGAIN! PELE KICK!!!!

Rich Russillo: THE FIRST MOVE OF THE MATCH CONNECTS AND IT KNOCKS SOSA HENDERSON STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND, TLA’S BOOTS DRIVING INTO THE BACK OF SOSA’S HEAD! TLA SHOOTS THE HALF, AND COVERS SOSA!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

T-

James Peters: However SOSA Henderson with a kick out early on in the match! The pele kick from TLA wasn’t enough to keep SOSA down this early on, whether that be because of the move or how fresh SOSA is I don’t know, but all that matters  is that the match is continuing!

Rich Russillo: TLA grabs SOSA Henderson by a strand of his hair, and begins to lift him up to his feet! TLA then swings his hand for the ‘Swag Shot’ Pimp Slap, however SOSA Henderson blocks it with his arm, BEFORE TAKING TLA TO THE GROUND AND LOCKING IN THE CROSSFACE! THE CROSSFACE IS APPLIED, AND TLA BE FORCED TO TAP OUT HERE! TLA HAS NOWHERE TO GO BUT FORWARD, AS HE BEGINS TO DRAG HIMSELF TOWARDS THE ROPES, SCRATCHING AND CLAWING FOR SAFETY, TO ESCAPE THE SUBMISSION HOLD!

James Peters: TLA BEGINS TO SCRATCH AND CLAW TOWARDS THE ROPES, JUST TO ESCAPE WHAT COULD BE WHAT ENDS THE MATCH EARLY! ATTACKING THE FACE AND SHOULDER, THE CROSSFACE COULD VERY MUCH MAKE TLA TAP OUT IF HE’S NOT CAREFUL! HE DOESN’T NEED TO RUSH HOWEVER HE CAN’T BE TOO SLOW EITHER! HE DOESN’T WANT TO RISK ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO HIM HERE, HE DOESN’T WANT TO RISK BEING PULLED AWAY, NOR DOES HE WANT TO RISK THE SUBMISSION GOING ON FOR TOO LONG! BUT IF HE CAN REACH THE ROPES RIGHT HERE, HE CAN BREAK UP THE HOLD FOR GOOD! HE CONTINUES TO CRAWL, GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE ROPES!

Rich Russillo: TLA IS FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE, ALL HE NEEDS IS ONE LITTLE PUSH, AND HE’LL BE ABLE TO GRAB IT! HOWEVER SOSA HENDERSON QUICKLY RELEASES THE HOLD, ONLY TO HIT HIM WITH REPEATED KNEE STRIKES TO THE HEAD! THE FIRST MAKES HIM DAZED, THE SECOND MAKES HIM GO LIMP! THE THIRD AND FOURTH PROBABLY KNOCK HIM OUT, YET HE DOESN’T STOP WITH THE KNEES! HE BASHES HIM OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THIS IS BRUTAL! IF ONLY HE HIT THIS ON SHANE GATES DURING THAT MATCH! SOSA HENDERSON THEN TRANSITIONS BACK INTO THE CROSSFACE!

James Peters: BUT TLA ROLLS IT INTO A COVER, HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM ALL ALONG!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: WAIT A SECOND, TLA BEGINS TO LIFT SOSA HENDERSON OFF THE GROUND, SOMEHOW WITH ONE ARM! THAT IS 191 POUNDS OF HUMAN WEIGHT RIGHT THERE, AND FOR A HIGH FLYER THAT TLA IS, THAT’S COMPLETELY IMPRESSIVE! SOSA HENDERSON DOESN’T EVEN REALIZE IT YET, HE STILL THINKS THE CROSSFACE IS APPLIED, WHICH COULD VERY WELL COST HIM FOR NOT PICKING UP ON IT! TLA STANDS UP STRAIGHT, BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES… BUCKLE BOMB! RUNNING BUCKLE BOMB FROM TLA, SLAMMING SOSA INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!

Rich Russillo: THE KNEE STRIKES BACKFIRED ON SOSA, AND HE ENDED UP BEING DRIVEN STRAIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, BACK FIRST! JAMES SAY SOMETHING STUPID ABOUT HOW HAVING YOUR BACK HURT CAN COMPLETELY DERAIL THE CHANCE AT WINNING!

James Peters: :wow:

Rich Russillo: Yeah, that! Also tell them about how the turnbuckles are just layers of padding that covers metal!

James Peters: :wow: :wow:

Rich Russillo: Yeah, that! Combine both of those two, and you got a bad case of the ouchies for SOSA Henderson!

Persephone: You did not just say ouchies.

Rich Russillo: I’m cool beans, I know.

James Peters: TLA doesn’t go for the cover after this however, realizing SOSA kicked out of the pele kick earlier, perhaps he wants to hit him with an even bigger move that is guaranteed to put SOSA away here! These two are just focused on winning this match, nothing fancy, just a way for themselves to be put back on the map, and even more than that perhaps! TLA knows how to finish this, and he has just the plan for it! As he gets back up to his feet, he continues to drift his eyes back and forth between SOSA and the ropes!

Rich Russillo: TLA grabs SOSA Henderson by the head, and begins to drag him towards the ropes he was looking at just moments prior, perhaps going for the Tiger Feint Kick? It certainly seems like it, as he places SOSA Henderson on the middle rope, draping him over it, ready to finish the match! SOSA Henderson can do absolutely nothing right now, he’s unconscious, and I’m starting to wonder why TLA didn’t just cover him in the first place! I mean, I know I would’ve covered SOSA, but to be fair absolutely no one is built like me!

Persephone: **gag**

James Peters: TLA begins to run the ropes, and maybe we were right with the Tiger Feint Kick as he swings his body around the ropes, driving his feet into the face of SOSA Henderson… AND IT CONNECTS! ‘305’ CONNECTS TO SOSA HENDERSON AND IT COULD VERY MUCH BE OVER RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! SOSA HENDERSON FLIES BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, LEAVING TLA OUT ON THE APRON! BUT EVEN THEN, HE DOESN’T GO INTO THE RING TO COVER! HE LOOKS TO FINISH IT WITH A DIFFERENT MOVE, AS HE CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE, FACING AWAY FROM SOSA!

Rich Russillo: I DON’T KNOW WHAT HIS PLAN HERE WITH THIS ONE IS, HOWEVER IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR HIS FINISHING MOVE! AND KNOWING MYSELF, I’M PROBABLY CORRECT! TLA STANDS UP STRAIGHT, NOT EVEN LOOKING BACK AT SOSA, BEFORE HE LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE… CORKSCREW 360 SENTON! ‘BURNOUT’!!! ‘BURNOUT’ CONNECTS!

James Peters: NO! NO IT DOESN’T! SOSA HENDERSON QUICKLY GETS THE KNEES UP, AND DIGS THEM STRAIGHT INTO TLA’S BACK! AFTER FALLING FROM THAT DISTANCE WITH THAT SPEED, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT WON’T BE HURTING HIM LIKE HELL! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL, AND NOW SOSA LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE!

Rich Russillo: TLA BOUNCES OFF OF SOSA HENDERSON’S KNEES, AND FALLS INTO A KNEELING POSITION, IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE TLA TRYING TO RECOVER AFTER THE LANDING, BUT IT ISN’T GOING TO END TOO WELL FOR HIM! HE DOESN’T NOTICE SOSA HENDERSON SNEAKING UP BEHIND HIM, BEFORE IT COMES TO BITE HIM IN THE ASS! SOSA HENDERSON WITH A HUGE SHOOT KICK STRAIGHT TO TLA’S BACK, DAMAGING IT EVEN MORE AFTER THAT ROUGH LANDING! HE’S TAKING OUT THE FRUSTRATION OF LOSING THE CHAMPIONSHIP ON TLA’S BACK, TURNING IT INTO A VICTIM, A HOSTAGE! TLA’S BACK IS THE BIG HOMIE WE NEED TO FREE!

James Peters: SOSA ISN’T DONE THERE THOUGH! FOLLOWING THE SHOOT KICK, SOSA HENDERSON DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE LOWER BACK, EXACTLY WHERE DISASTER STRUCK AFTER THAT TOP ROPE DIVING MOVE! SOSA HENDERSON HITS TLA WITH ANOTHER KICK TO THE BACK, AND AGAIN! HITTING A FLURRY OF KICK COMBINATIONS, JUST TO PUNISH HIM, OR EVEN WORSE! AS SAID EARLIER, HAVING AN INJURED BACK IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU, A LOT OF TLA’S OFFENSE RELIES ON THAT BACK, ESPECIALLY THE BURNOUT! IF HE CAN’T USE THAT IN AN OFFENSIVE WAY, THERE’S LITTLE HE CAN ACTUALLY DO!

Rich Russillo: SOSA HENDERSON ENDS HIS RAMPAGE OF KICKS TO TLA’S BACK, BY GRABBING HIM BY THE ARM, AND DRAGGING HIM TOWARDS THE CORNER THAT TLA DIVED OFF OF EARLIER! SOSA HENDERSON GETS HIM IN THE POSITION HE WANTS, BEFORE REPEATEDLY HITTING KICKS TO THE BACK JUST TO MAKE SURE TLA STAYS DOWN, LYING WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW! SOSA EXITS ONTO THE APRON, BEFORE CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE, TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, AND INSTEAD OF FACING AWAY, HE LOOKS TOWARDS TLA TO MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T GET THE KNEES UP TO HURT HIS CHANCES!

James Peters: SOSA HENDERSON NOW STANDS UP ON THE TOP ROPE, AND POINTS TOWARDS TLA, BEFORE LEAPING OFF THE TOP AND FLIPPING IN THE AIR! HE HITS THE ‘SOSA BOMB’!!! THE DIVING SWANTON BOMB, HOWEVER THIS TIME HE LANDS ON TOP OF TLA’S BACK, WHICH IS BOUND TO DO EVEN MORE DAMAGE THAN IT USUALLY WOULD AFTER THE DAMAGE DONE TO TLA’S BACK! IN JUST A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, SOSA HENDERSON HAS FOUND HIMSELF A TARGET, AND NOW HE COULD BE CLOSING IN ON A VICTORY OVER THE KING OF ELITE FINALIST HIMSELF, TLA! SOSA MAKES THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!!!!!!! TLA SOMEHOW GETS THE SHOULDER UP! DESPITE THE DAMAGE DONE TO HIS BACK, DESPITE THE SWANTON BOMB, TLA MANAGES TO MUSKER THE POWER AND CONTINUE THE MATCH, BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER? I’M SURE IF THAT WAS ANYONE ELSE, THE SWANTON WOULD HAVE PUT THEM AWAY, BUT IS THAT EVEN A WISE THING?? HE TOOK ONE FALSE LANDING TO THE KNEES, AND SOMETHING MUST HAVE HAPPENED TO THE BACK, BECAUSE NOW TLA IS EVEN STRUGGLING TO STAND, AND SOSA HENDERSON HAS COMPLETE CONTROL! SOSA QUICKLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, AND EXITS OUT ONTO THE APRON!

James Peters: DESPITE EVERYTHING DONE TO HIS BACK, TLA IS STILL INSISTING ON GETTING BACK UP! I DON’T KNOW HOW HE’S GOING IT, BUT ALL THAT MATTERS IS HE IS! TLA BEGINS TO CRAWL TO THE ROPES, LIKE HE DID WHEN THE CROSSFACE WAS APPLIED, HOWEVER THIS TIME HE REACHES THEM! AND NOW HE HAS EXTRA LEVERAGE IN ORDER TO PULL HIMSELF UP-

Rich Russillo: BUT AS HE BEGINS TO PULL HIMSELF OFF THE GROUND, SOSA HENDERSON LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND ABSOLUTELY DRILLS TLA WITH THAT DIVING DOUBLE CURB STOMP, THIS TIME TO THE BACK!!! ‘PAID IN FULL’ CONNECTS!!!! TLA IS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT, HIS BACK IS DAMAGED, AND THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BREAKING POINT! SOSA COVERS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… SOSA HEEEEEEEENDERSOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!

(‘Faneto’ by Chief Keef hits the speakers, as SOSA Henderson rolls off of La Pantera Sexual, TLA, victorious. The referee helps him to his feet, before raising his arm.)


James Peters: SOSA came out victorious! After what started out to be a back and forth contest, fizzled out into SOSA Henderson completely targeting TLA’s back towards the end! If he didn’t get his knees up we’d be seeing a totally different outcome, however he managed to do it, and I don’t know what happened, but something hurt TLA in that moment, and badly.

Rich Russillo: It must’ve been tricky for him to try and figure out how to capitalize and take advantage, especially with TLA’s athleticism almost costing him the match, however the greatest EAW World Champion in the past few years manages to prevail, and in strong fashion!

James Peters: Let’s not take anything away from TLA though! He was inches away from a victory, but one well placed shot to the back was all that stopped him from doing that.

Persephone: Whatever. Where’s Rex?

(As SOSA Henderson celebrates his victory on the top rope, Voltage fades out to commercial.) 

(Commercial for Dr. Bethany Blue’s Therapy services, only you’re the one giving Bethany therapy after the past month she had.)

(The scene fades with Captain Charisma along with Jon Conning and HRDO in Captain Charisma’s office. The three men are sitting in a triangle formation around Captain Charisma’s coffee table.  The three men have a look of worry and concern on their faces. Jon is rubbing his temples, feeling a headache coming on.)

Jon Conning: This is terrible.

HRDO: We knew that this could be a possibility, Jon, but you didn’t want to listen to any of us.

Captain Charisma: I don’t blame Kensingten whatsoever. She was basically forced into a marriage without her consent. 

Jon Conning: It’s for the good of the company, Matt. I was confident that she was going to see this as a moment to prove and make herself useful in this company. 

Captain Charisma: Thanks to Kensingten not wanting to meet with Prince Fayyaad, Lisa is not going to be set free. That is one less woman on my roster, Jon. I wanted her to be suspended for a few weeks, but she could be held in captivity for longer than that.

(KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!)

(The three men sigh in unison, not really in the mood for anyone to interject into this discussion; however, Captain Charisma is never going to be the person to turn away anyone in his roster.)

Captain Charisma: Door’s open.

(With that, the door opens as its revealed to be Candice Blair, who walks inside Captain Charisma’s office. She dons a pink crop top that reads “#FreeLisa” in cursive writing. In her hands, there’s a bunch of flyers with Lisa Wren’s picture and the hashtag “#FreeLisa” on it with a link to the petition that anyone could sign on the official site. She sticks a flyer on the back of Captain Charisma’s door. In confidence, she slams the papers on the coffee table and stands in front of Captain Charisma, HRDO and Jon Conning. She puts her hands on her waist as she looks at them, almost like she’s expecting for them to speak. A moment passes and no one is speaking.)

Candice Blair: So, what are we doing to free Lisa?

HRDO: Ms. Ava, we’re doing all what we can.

Candice Blair: Are you REALLY doing all you can to free Lisa? Or are you just going to give me and everyone else who is worrying about the well-being of Lisa Wren the generic corporate answer, so you can get us to shut up and move on from this discussion? Captain Charisma, are you really going to lie to ME? I thought that you were a noble and honest man who is always forward with his roster —

Jon Conning: The conversation of Lisa Wren is none of your business —

Captain Charisma: (to Jon Conning) No, Jon, Candice is right. The best thing that I could do is be forward with her, my roster and the EAW Universe. (Looks at Candice Blair) Candice, it seems like there’s been a bit of a stalling that’s occurred within the past couple days. 

Candice Blair: What kind of ‘stalling?’

Captain Charisma: Well, Kensingten has seemingly refused to meet with her future husband and in the process, things have stalled. Thanks to Mr. DEDEDE and his lawyers, the Saudi/EAW deal is ironclad and basically, no one can mess with it. From a business standpoint, we’re fine; however, getting Lisa back is a whole other story. Basically, they are going to keep holding Lisa hostage until Kensingten comes around and meets with her future husband.

Candice Blair: So, since Kensingten won’t meet with Prince Fayyaad, Lisa will be held in captivity until she agrees to meet with the Prince?

HRDO: Bingo.

Candice Blair: How about I do everyone in this room a favor and beat the hell out of Kensingten until she agrees to help with this situation? 

???: Are you kidding me?

(Fuming, Kensingten Calhoun-Astor walks into Captain Charisma’s office. She is more than livid by everything that she’s been overhearing and she needed speak her mind.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: There is nothing more that makes me livid and my blood boil than being used as a pawn in this game. Uncle Jon, I love you with all of my heart, but I wish you would have gone out to me about this little plan that you had in mind. Instead, I had to hear it from the mouth’s of other people that you arranged me in a marriage without my consent or permission? You made up this whole plan to ‘unify’ the deal between this company and the Saudi Royal Family? I feel like that there could have been other ways to make sure that EAW gets their deal while keeping me out of the aisle. When I walk down the aisle one day, I want it to be because I want to be there. Not because I’m forced underneath my will to marry a man that I don’t even love. I got morals that I need to maintain… (looks at Candice with a side eye) unlike some of us.

Candice Blair: Look, I don’t want you to be forced into a marriage, but you do realize that your refusal to meet with Prince Fayyaad is keeping Lisa in captivity?

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: I’m looking out for myself, honey. As long as I’m good, I couldn’t care about what happens to Lisa. 💅🏻

Candice Blair: You’re not even going to meet with Prince Fayyaad? I bet it’s as easy as going to him, talking with him and just being like: “Hey, Princey! I love your outfit. All this black is kinda cool and it brings up your smile. Oh yeah, can your scary friends free Lisa?”

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Candice Blair: Since you refuse to do the right thing, how about I beat you to do the right thing? You versus me on Voltage next week! If I win, you need to do the right thing and get the Prince to free Lisa. 

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: This is backwards logic, Ms. Blair, but I owe you for how you humiliated me at Wicked Games, so your on. 

(Kensingten Calhoun-Astor storms out of the office. Candice Blair has a smile on her face, knowing that all she needs to do is defeat Kensingten and then, she’ll have to do the right thing and meet with the Prince to free Lisa Wren. It transitions to Kensingten storming down the hallway before running into the newly crowned Unified Tag Team Champions, IDOL-GUN.)

Miku Sakai: Omg, Hikari; it’s the blushing bride. 😄

Hikari Kanno: Oh darn, we forgot to give her our wedding present to her. 😔

Miku Sakai: I think there’s a gas station across from here. That’s where I would get my parents’ gifts from. Let’s get the bih a keychain, but her name is kinda hard to spell. :lupe: 

Hikari Kanno: It’s such a shame because I was thinking along the lines of a giant ass beating. From: IDOL-GUN, To: Kensingten.  I was more than looking forward to our little tag team match with you and Holly. If I can remember, it was supposed to happen this week, but… 🤔 It’s not like it matters because that match isn’t worth our time. From the match that we competed at King of Elite, IDOL-GUN versus you and Holly would be nothing more than a downgrade. 😄

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: You two are getting on my last nerves. It seems like those titles on your shoulder have already inflated your egos to different heights. I didn’t think that was possible, but since EVERYONE wants a piece of Kensingten Calhoun-Astor, you can have a piece of me too! 

(IDOL-GUN scuffs and laughs in unison.)

Miku Sakai: This bih thinks that she’s worth our time? Kensingten or whatever your name is, newsflash, you aren’t worth our time. Come on Hikari, let’s shine our titles.

Hikari Kanno: (pie faces Kensingten) Bye! 😄

(Miku Sakai and Hikari Kanno leave Kensingten Calhoun-Astor, who is reeling at that little interaction and just everything with Candice Blair and the marriage situation. The scene fades back to ringside.)

(‘Natural’ begins to play, and Terry Chambers makes his way out to the ring as the virtual crowd cheers as loud as they possibly can. Terry makes his way inside of the ring to the loud cheers, and there’s a huge smile on the Champion’s face as Terry Chambers unstraps the EAW Championship and tosses it over his shoulder. The “you deserve it” chant begins from the virtual crowd. Terry just scans the World 1 Theatre.)

Terry Chambers: Thank you. 

(Terry takes a deep breath.)

Terry Chambers: I’m not going to have a big long speech or anything, because I know the journey is just beginning, and the job is not done. I still have a long way to go. I know better than anybody just how harder it is to keep your spot at the top than winning it. But I will take a second to tell everybody who has supported me since day one, thank you. Thank you for sticking with me, and knowing this was going to happen for me despite every setback I faced along the way. If you told me I’d be here standing here on top of the world years removed from lasting two seconds in the Grand Rampage, and being used as a doormat, not many people would believe you. I knew this journey from where I was to where I was wasn’t going to be easy, but I regret nothing, and I would do it all again because I took no shortcuts, and I did things the right way, and that’s the true way to show I deserve to hold this championship on my shoulder. 

Terry Chambers: But, as I said, this isn’t going to be my ceiling. People are going to point at my Interwire Title reign, and think of it in a similar light. A good moment, but crumbled under the pressure when a little bit of adversity got thrown my way, but a lot has changed over the past two years. I’ve evolved myself to be one of the best on this roster, built exactly for this moment right here with Grand Rampage and Pain for pride around the corner. I’m finally standing on top of the mountaintop, and I’ll die swinging before I let anybody take this from me and think of me as just a fluke champion. Send everybody my way, and I will knock everybody the fuck down. I WILL be the one carrying this championship when this season’s over. 

(Terry glances at the EAW World Championship resting on his shoulder.)

Terry Chambers: I put in the work to get here, and I will work twice as hard to stay here. I wasn’t supposed to be here. I was supposed to be sitting at home being labeled a bust who wasted his potential. Nobody thought I would come back. Nobody thought I would capture my first championship. Nobody thought I would position myself as a top competitor in this company, and nobody thought I would be a World Champion. I know despite winning the championship, I still have critics who will find any reason to tear me down, and I say bring it on, because that’s when I thrive the most, when I am doubted and my back is against the wall. I made the most of my second chance, and I will make the most of being in this position, standing here as EAW Champion. I promise I will be a fighting champion, and take on anybody who dares try and step up and take what I took so long to build back up. I’m here, and I’m not going anywhere. 

(Terry holds the title in front of the hard cam.)

Terry Chambers: Bring it the fuck on!

(Voltage fades into a commercial for Corona beer featuring TLA and Xander Payne, Corona’s most loyal customer.)

(Voltage comes back from commercial break as ‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons is playing in the background. Terry Chambers is seen in the ring preparing for his match as he hands his EAW Championship off to an official at ringside before it focuses on Bella Braxton standing in the ring)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: Currently in the ring… from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in at 257 pounds… he is the EAW WORLD CHAMPION… THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE… TERRY CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Terry poses to the cheers of the virtual crowd for a good moment before continuing his preparations as ‘Natural’ fades out. ‘Forgotten’ by Avril Lavigne then plays up as Constance Blevins makes her way out to the stage with her leather jacket as usual but of course, the Specialists Championship under it and wrapped around her waist. She focuses dead on the ring as she takes her title and places it over her shoulder as she makes her way down the ramp and headed towards the ring)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent… from Baltimore, Maryland… weighing in at 120 pounds… she is the EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… THE FORGOTTEN… CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: And I’m sure we don’t need to tell you what happened last week at King of Elite, but Constance got a victory over Kasey Kaos to win the Specialists Championship in Kasey’s own match stipulations, you already know that has to satisfy her entering into this match.

James Peters: And don’t just focus on that, focus on the situation she’s in the week after. Facing the EAW World Champion, that’s gotta be big for her. And imagine if she could get a win over him tonight? There are big things that can happen and Constance could do just that!

Persephone: Titles hold a lot of prestige in this company, I think. And with that the Champions have to make a good impression. And let me just say, has this woman ever heard of the sun?! She’s nothing like my Sexy Rexy who is perfect in every single way, she should get a fucking tan if she wants to be cool like me, or him, Jesus christ…

(Constance makes her way up the steel steps and enters into the ring as she stands at the center of the stage. Just looking around for a good moment before making her way over to her own corner and handing her title away. ‘Forgotten’ would then fade out from there as both competitors readied up and the ref signaled for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: Here we go as this Champion versus Champion match is officially underway! Terry and Constance are right out of the corner as they engage in a quick collar-and-elbow tie up! Terry with with obvious strength advantage quickly pushing Constance towards the ropes as the ref is quickly moving forward to intervene and split them apart! But Constance just punched Terry straight in the nose!

James Peters: Terry felt that as he moves back an inch which allows Constance to set off as she runs to the ropes, AND CONNECTS WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO TERRY’S KNEECAPS! Terry hobbling as Constance is planning to take the big guy down by any means necessary! Terry managing to keep his ground for the time being but that doesn’t satisfy Constance as she runs towards him, AND CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING HIGH KNEE TO HIS HEAD TO SEND HIM DOWN TO A KNEE!

Persephone: HAH! He’s so fat that it takes 10 moves to take him down, what a loser! Constace wrapping her arms around his head, JUST SUFFOCATE HIM! But nope, takes him down with an anticlimactic DDT. Come on pale bitch you know better! 

Rich Russillo: No matter what she was going to do Terry is feeling the effects at the moment but he also isn’t wasting much time getting back up to his feet. AS IT’S CONSTANCE THAT STEPS FORWARD AND GOES FOR AN ENZUIGIRI! But Terry manages to duck us head under it as he grabs the legs of Constance and pulls her up onto his shoulders, this doesn’t look pleasant! AS HE DROPS HER DOWN INTO A THUNDEROUS SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!

James Peters: Terry is back in this match now as Constance falls flat to the ground but is already up to a knee as Terry makes his way over and grabs her once more! AS HE PULLS HER IN AND GOES FOR A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! But it’s Constance that ducks under it and runs to the ropes and back towards Terry! BUT IT’S TERRY THAT CATCHES HER WITH A BIG UPPERCUT TO SEND HER DOWN TO THE GROUND!

Persephone: All the weight of his rolls connect straight on her jaw which is of course bound to take her back. Terry bringing Constance back up as he turns her around, AND LAUNCHES HER 200 FEET IN THE AIR WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Rich Russillo: Nope! Constance with an elbow just in time which allows her to escape out of his grip as she slips behind him! AND CONNECTS WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF HIS KNEE TO SEND HIM DOWN TO ONE! Terry attempting to get back up, AS CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A KICK TO THE FACE OF TERRY WHICH SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!

James Peters: Constance dragging him back up to his feet now, AS SHE PULLS HIM IN AND SENDS A KNEE INTO HIS GUT! Terry is sent back down to a knee as Constance locks in a chinlock! Terry is forced to keep himself on a knee as he struggles out of the hold but Constance is attempting to drop all her weight to make sure that he drops down to the ground! But Terry is struggling out of it as much as he can! 

Persephone: Well Terry weighs like 500 more pounds than her so it should be considerably easy I don’t know why he needs to struggle. Ah there it is, he takes her down with a Snapmare. Terry has his footing now as he uses all 700 pounds of his strength to get back up to his feet, AS HE SENDS HER INTO AN EXPLODER SUPLEX AND THAT IMPACT MIGHT JUST EXPLODE THE RING BAH GAWD!

Rich Russillo: Constance tumbling down to the ground as Terry grabs her once more and sends her into an Irish whip this time in the corner as Terry runs towards her, AND GOES FOR A CORNER CLOTHESLINE! But it’s Constance that manages to barely move out of the way as Terry collides with the turnbuckle padding! Terry backs himself against the corner to keep himself up but that’s not in his best interest, AS CONSTANCE LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM WHICH SENDS HIM DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION! 

James Peters: Constance sees the opportunity as she gets a running start, AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR WITH A LOW CORNER DROPKICK TO THE HEAD OF TERRY! TERRY IS DOWN AS CONSTANCE DRAGS HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND HOOKS THE LEG GOING FOR THE PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Persephone: AN EARTHQUAKE! TERRY KICKED OUT!

Rich Russillo: That definitely rocked Terry though but Constance is already grabbing him by his head and dragging him up! BUT TERRY WITH HIS LAST OUNCE OF STRENGTH ATTEMPTING A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! But Constance is beginning to punch down on his face to avoid it as much as he can as Terry is forced to let go and stumble away once more! Terry attempting to refocus on this match, BUT CONSTANCE RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS A DROPKICK TO HIS CHEST FORCING HIM BACKWARDS AND TOWARDS THE ROPES! Terry backed up against the ropes as Constance runs forward, BUT TERRY USING HIS STRENGTH AS HE GRABS CONSTANCE AND LIFTS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND SENDS HER ONTO THE APRON!

James Peters: Constance turning around Terry as she begins to send quick punches towards her face which forces him back! BUT TERRY RUNS FORWARD AND KNOCKS HER OFF THE APRON AND SENDS HER DOWN TO RINGSIDE! Terry rolling out of the ring and not wasting any time as he grabs her and brings her up, this doesn’t look good! TERRY LIFTS CONSTANCE UP AND DROPS HER DOWN WITH A SUPLEX ON THE RINGSIDE FLOORING!

Persephone: Yikes I felt that from here. But I could take that I don’t know why Constance is such a pussy.

James Peters: :mjpls:

Persephone: What are you on about? 

Rich Russillo: Anyways, Constance is slowly beginning to recover using the barricade as Terry has already slid back into the ring leaving Constance forced to follow as she rolls back in as well! But Terry already steps forward and catches her off guard with a big axe handle to the back of her head stunning her! Terry has her right where he wants her as he lifts her up onto his shoulders! AS HE SPINS AROUND AND GOES FOR ANOTHER SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!

James Peters: BUT CONSTANCE TURNS IT INTO A QUICK HURRICANRANA WHICH SENDS TERRY DOWN TO THE GROUND! Terry falling down into a crawling position as Constance falls into the corner! Terry attempting to get up, WAIT! CONSTANCE WITH A PENALTY KICK TO THE SIDE OF TERRY’S HEAD! BYE! BYE! DIE! IT CONNECTS! CONSTANCE GOING FOR THE PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRR-

Persephone: :mjcry: This match sadly continues.

Rich Russillo: Constance knows it’s going to take much more to take down the EAW Champion as she’s right back up onto her feet. Terry is slowly beginning to recover as well as Constance is taking this time to get a quick breather in before continuing this match, as Terry gets up to a knee! AND CONSTANCE RUNS FORWARD ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT WITH A HIGH KNEE TO HIS FACE TO TAKE HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!

James Peters: BUT TERRY MANAGING TO PUSH THE KNEE OUT OF THE WAY AS HE GRABS CONSTANCE AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH ANOTHER EXPLODER SUPLEX! Constance bouncing off the canvas as she rolls over onto the apron to separate from Terry just for the moment and get back up to her feet! BUT TERRY IS RUNNING FORWARD AND ONCE AGAIN LOOKING TO KNOCK HER OFF THE APRON AND SEND HER TO THE OUTSIDE!

Persephone: But it’s Constance that grabs onto the ropes and with an Enzuigiri kicks Terry on the side of his face as his rolls continue to jiggle with every impact! It allows Constance to enter into the ring cause Terry is stupid, and even stupider as he allows her to hit a high knee towards his face which sends him downward. Fucking idiot bro.

Rich Russillo: I don’t know why you hate Terry so much but nonetheless we move on! Terry is sent backwards but manages to keep himself up as Constance runs towards him, but Terry sidesteps and throws her towards the ropes! AS CONSTANCE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE TO FINALLY TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!

James Peters: BUT TERRY CATCHES HER WITH MOMENT OF SILENCE! HEADBUTT ACROSS THE SKULL OF CONSTANCE KNOCKS HER DOWN WITH BRUTE STRENGTH AS TERRY DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRR-

Persephone: FUCK! THAT BITCH KICKED OUT!

Rich Russillo: Both of them are making sure to pull out all the stops for the win as now it’s Terry that’s getting up to his feet and bringing Constance up as well not stopping for a moment! Terry throwing Constance to the ropes and back with an Irish whip, AS CONSTANCE RUNS INTO A BIG BOOT BY TERRY WHICH DROPS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND AS FAST AS SHE GOT BACK UP! It’s not looking so hot for the Specialists Champion!

James Peters: Well it wouldn’t be in your best nature to count her out just yet in this match as it continues! Constance is already beginning to recover despite that and manages to plant herself up onto a knee as Terry sees that and is going right for her! AS HE GOES FOR ANOTHER SUPLEX TO DROP HER BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND!

Persephone: But Constance has some common sense and drops a knee down onto his face and forces him to bring her back down. Terry running towards her, but he’s stupid so Constance manages to connect with a kick because everyone hates Terry Chambers and let’s admit, he deserved that so much.

Rich Russillo: I don’t hate Terry Chambers.

Persephone: Yes you do.

Rich Russillo: :wow: But anyways Terry manages to keep himself standing as now it’s Constance attempting to run towards him, BUT TERRY SPINS AND TAKES CONSTANCE DOWN WITH A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! Constance down on the ground but is already getting right back up, AS TERRY ATTEMPTS ANOTHER MOMENT OF SILENCE! HEADBUTT TO THE SKULL!

James Peters: BUT CONSTANCE SIDESTEPS IT AND SENDS A KICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD! Terry is stunned as Constance sends her into an Irish whip before running towards him! CONSTANCE IS GOING FOR SHINING LIGHT! SHINING WIZARD TO A CORNERED TERRY TO TAKE HIM OUT!

Persephone: But Terry being surprisingly agile for the first time in forever manages to evade that and roll away. I don’t know what’s gotten into him to make him seem so fast but I guess fat people have that power when they’re sweating. Oh he’s going for that stupid kick thing.

Rich Russillo: HE’S GOING FOR RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE! CLAYMORE KICK TO THE FACE OF CONSTANCE CONNECTS! 

James Peters: NO! Constance manages to move out of the way of that as Terry falls flat on his back! Terry attempting to recover! WAIT! WAIT! THE ABOLISHMENT CONNECTS! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD OF TERRY SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND! CONSTANCE LEAPING FORWARD TO GO FOR THE PIN NOW! IMAGINE WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF SHE WAS ABLE TO BEAT THE EAW CHAMPION TONIGHT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!!!




Persephone: FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!

Rich Russillo: TERRY CHAMBERS MIRACULOUSLY MANAGES TO KICK OUT OF THE ABOLISHMENT!

(Constance is in complete shock, looking over to Terry before over to the ref, who’s telling her it was just barely a two count. Her hands clench into fist for a good moment before she gets back up to her feet and turns around to face Terry once more)

James Peters: The EAW Champion is not going to let go of this match so easily as Constance realizes that and brings him back up to his feet, Terry is completely lifeless but he’s still fighting and Constance sees that as she sends a forearm towards his face! Terry sent back but steps forward and goes for a forearm of his own! But he’s too slow allowing Constance to duck under and send a gut kick towards him to send him towards the ropes! AND LOOK AT THE STRENGTH AS CONSTANCE MANAGES TO BARELY CLOTHESLINE HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!

Persephone: God is she Superwoman or something no woman can lift 700 pounds like that. 

Rich Russillo: I am also very sure he weighs 500 pounds less than that.

Persephone: You didn’t bother to correct me last time damn so here we are.

Rich Russillo: Terry sent onto the apron as Constance makes her way forward, but Terry goes through the middle rope and rams his shoulder into her gut! Terry manages to make his way back into the ring, but Constance is already on the attack as she begins to send a barrage of punches down on him as he enters in! But Terry shoves her away from him just for the moment which allows him to enter into the ring! 

James Peters: BUT CONSTANCE GRABS HIM AND PLANTS HIM DOWN WITH A ROPE-HUNG DDT! CONSTANCE GOING FOR THE PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRREE-

Persephone: JUST SOMEONE STOP KICKING OUT BRO!

Rich Russillo: Constance has put up a good fight but it’s not enough to keep Terry down just yet! And Constance does not look so happy as she’s right back up to her feet and waiting for Terry to get up and do the same as Terry is slowly dragging himself up, but Constance is not waiting for that! CONSTANCE IS GOING FORWARD! SHE’S GOING FOR THE ABOLISHMENT ONE MORE TIME! RUNNING KNEE TO THE HEAD TO KNOCK TERRY OUT COLD!

James Peters: But Terry manages to avoid it just barely and slip out of the way to save his chances in this match! Constance sees that as she slides onto a knee but gets back up and runs towards him! WAIT! TERRY LIFTING CONSTANCE UP IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY! HE JUST DROPPED HER DOWN WITH A T-5! TERRY GOING FOR THE PIN THIS MIGHT BE IT RIGHT HERE!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!




Persephone: SOMEONE END THIS MATCH ALREADY!

(Terry is in complete shock as well mirroring Constance previously. Definitely not expecting Constance to kick out of that he slams the mat before shaking his head as he slowly rises back up to his feet before grabbing Constance by her head and bringing her back up to her feet)

Rich Russillo: Even Terry doesn’t know what to do, he’s completely dumbfounded as he lifts Constance up on his shoulders once more as I think he’s going for one more! HE’S GOING FOR THE T-5!

James Peters: But Constance is still showing some fight left in her body as she’s beginning to send elbows to the side of his face to make sure that he lets go of her before she gets into harm’s way! Terry is attempting to keep her on his shoulders for as long as he can but I don’t think he can keep it up much longer as he’s forced to bring her down to the canvas! Constance falling to the ground as Terry is trying to recover, AS CONSTANCE MANAGES TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SLING BLADE!

Persephone: Somehow Terry has managed to lose weight because there’s absolutely no way that Constance was able to do that but you know? You can do anything that you put your heart into I guess dude. 

Rich Russillo: Terry is down on the ground and it gives Constance just enough time to allow herself to get back to her feet and find some footing just for this moment as she grabs Terry and attempts to bring him up again, but Terry isn’t letting up as he sends another European uppercut to the jaw of Constance to send her backward! Constance against the ropes as Terry runs towards her!

James Peters: BUT CONSTANCE LEAPS INTO THE AIR! OH MY GOD! CTO! GOGOPLATA LOCKED IN AS TERRY WAS COMPLETELY CAUGHT BY SURPRISE! Terry is screaming in agony as Constance manages to fully lock it in, if Constance can keep this in long enough then there’s a chance that she’s able to secure a victory against a World Champion and how monumental would that be for her?

Persephone: Well it wouldn’t mean much. I mean it isn’t Rex McAllister even though nobody would beat my Sexy Rexy, it’s just regular ass Terry Chambers. AKA the worst EAW Champion ever, but you know what? You believe whatever the hell that you want.

Rich Russillo: Terry is beginning to fade you can see it! Constance is wrenching that hold but can she keep it in long enough?! Can Terry miraculously find a way to escape the Gogoplata?! And if that’s so he better find it quick or else he’s going to be in deep trouble! HE’S GOING TO TAP!

James Ranger: BUT HE CLENCHES HIS HAND INTO A FIST! He’s beginning to slam punches into the side of Constance’s face! Constance wants to keep going but will the strength of Terry get the best of her! Terry is unforgiving in his attack as he continues but can Constance hold it long enough to subdue the EAW Champion?!

Persephone: SOMEONE JUST TAP ALREADY MAN! WHAT THE FUCK!

Rich Russillo: NOPE! Terry slips out! Constance is in complete shock as Terry managed to persist long enough to loosen the hold as Constance is back up to her feet! She thought she had it but I don’t think Terry was going to give up so easy!

James Peters: RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE! CLAYMORE KICK TO THE JAW OF CONSTANCE SENDS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND! And Terry isn’t done as he lifts her up! He knows it’s going to take much more than that! T-5! T-5 CONNECTS AS TERRY GOES FOR THE PIN! IS THIS MATCH OVER RIGHT HERE?!

OOONNNEEE!!!


TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Natural’ plays up again as Terry Chambers completely slouches down to the ground, exasperated and out of breath. The ref makes his way back inside the ring as he hands him the EAW Championship which Terry clutches close to his chest before grabbing onto the ropes and slowly bringing himself up to his feet. Leaning against the ropes for a good moment he nods slowly before taking the Championship and raising it high in the air to the cheers of the virtual crowd before taking a good breather as he continues his celebration)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner… THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION… TERRY CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: BOO! AT LEAST LET IT BE A WOMAN! JESUS! I HATE THIS MAN!

Rich Russillo: Despite Persephone’s complaining what a great match that we’ve seen between two competent Champions! Both of them wanted to make a great impression especially hot off the heels of their respective Championship wins at King of Elite, but in the end only one of them could pull it off. Despite Constance’s persistence and getting so close multiple times, in the end Terry managed to come out victorious and solidify himself as a must-see World Champion in this company.

James Peters: Of course and as always, take nothing away from Constance. Putting up a fight and showing that she deserves to be the Specialists Champion no doubt, she’s set herself up for big things tonight and it shows. Once again congratulations to Terry Chambers, and what a match tonight!

(Terry stands at the top rope as he looks at the EAW Championship before raising it high in the air with a big smile on his face)

CRACK!

Persephone: HAH!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA FROM BEHIND STRIKES TERRY IN THE HEAD WITH A KENDO STICK! NOW LOOK! SHE’S JUST SLAMMING DOWN THE KENDO STICK REPEATEDLY AT THE BODY OF TERRY AND COMPLETELY OBLITERATING HIM! TERRY IS ATTEMPTING TO FEND IT OFF BUT MINERVA HAS THE ADVANTAGE WITH THE WEAPON AS SHE IS MAKING HER INTENTIONS KNOWN!

(Minerva looks down at the EAW World Championship before picking it up off the ground and looking at it before looking over to Terry. Terry is clearly hurt but he fights through the pain to look at Minerva as he grits his teeth before Minerva speaks)

Minerva: (Off-Mic) You said you’ll take on anyone and everyone right? Next week, you and me, the EAW World Championship on the line.

(Terry scrunches his face up in pain before opening his eyes. Looking over to his title and then to Minerva he manages to grit out a few words, but that’s all that Minerva needs)

Terry Chambers: (Off-Mic) You’re on…

(Minerva nods with a smirk on her face before she drops the Championship down on Terry)

James Peters: AND NOW MINERVA SWINGING FOR THE FENCES AS SHE SLAMS THE KENDO STICK IN THE FACE OF TERRY! HE’S OUT! MINERVA JUST GOT WHAT SHE WANTED!

(Minerva keeps that smirk on her face as ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie plays up and Minerva leaves the ring. She makes her way up the ramp as the ref tends to a knocked out Terry Chambers on the canvas who is just slowly stirring. The last shot seen is Minerva looking back at the ring before shaking her head as she enters the backstage area and Voltage fades out to commercial break)

(Commercial promoting regular apples. An apple a day helps you look like 2021 Terry Chambers :wow:.)

(‘Champion’ by Barnes Courtney hits, and the virtual crowd begins cheering loudly as Rex McAllister begins walking out to the stage. Some of the cheering stops a bit, as the fans notice that Rex doesn’t look too happy. Rex has a microphone in his hand and he slowly makes his way down the ramp and towards the ring. It’s obvious why he’s upset following his loss at King of Elite which came in controversial fashion, but as Rex steps inside of the ring he stays silent for a few seconds, like he’s not sure what to say. He takes a few seconds to think before finally he begins to speak.)

Rex McAllister: I’m sure you all know what happened at King of Elite last week, and it hurts to say but that was far from my first setback since returning. In fact, things haven’t been easy at all since I returned before Road to Redemption. I’ve been given so many opportunities one after the other but I continue to come up short every time. I was eliminated from the Extreme Elimination Chamber at Road to Redemption by TLA. I was eliminated from the King of Elite tournament by Minerva with Myles’ help. Time and time again I’m in these positions where I have the opportunity to reclaim the success I had almost a year ago. I keep getting different opportunities whether it be because Captain Charisma finds me deserving or because of me challenging people like Myles, but nonetheless they keep ending the same way. I keep ending my night staring at the lights, leaving arenas empty handed. Apparently, these losses have taken a big hit on my reputation. Because of all these losses, people are starting to speculate that I’ve lost something. Unfortunately, that’s what things have come to. They’re starting to doubt me, believing that I no longer have what it takes to reach the level I was once on. People are starting to think that I lost a step and that I’m not the same competitor I used to be just because I’m no longer at the top of the company as Champion the same way I was back at the start of the season. All because my return hasn’t gone according to plan, they think I’ll never be able to turn things around and that my future will be exactly like this going forward. They think I’ve lost whatever spark made me great, and that annoys me.

(Rex pauses for a moment, and he just shakes his head as the virtual crowd begins to boo. They’re not booing because of Rex, but more so because they don’t agree that Rex has lost a step. The booing continues for a few more seconds, but eventually it stops and that allows Rex to continue.)

Rex McAllister: It’s annoying that people actually believe I lost a step because of my recent failures. It’s annoying being doubted all because of one of the things that come with a business like this, that being failure. I haven’t lost any of the things that made me great, or that made me Champion just at the end of last season. I haven’t lost a step, I haven’t lost my spark, I am still the same competitor I always was and that’s not going to change just because I’ve lost my recent big matches. This business is full of constant ups and downs. You win some and you lose some. Just at the start of the season I was a double Champion, holding both the EAW Championship and the Unified Tag Team Championships. Now I’m empty handed and I’ve been having trouble getting back to that position, but it’s not because I lost my spark. It’s not because I’ve lost everything that made me great, it’s because this is just how the wrestling business is. This business has never been kind, you’ve always had to work for everything you get and sometimes that doesn’t go in your favor. This place is unforgiving, and sometimes your hard work doesn’t pay off. It hurts coming up short in two Championship matches back to back, but you all saw how my match with Myles ended. You saw what Myles had to do in order to put me down. I know Myles got lucky, Myles knows Myles got lucky, and I’m sure you all know the exact same thing. Myles is an extremely fortunate man, but whether I like it or not he’s still the National Elite Champion and I’m right back at square one, the same place I was following Road to Redemption. Now, I want to turn things around for myself. I don’t want to continue going down this downward spiral, and something that caught my attention was the fact that Shock Value is Voltage’s next free-per-view event. We only have weeks before Shock Value is here, so at Shock Value I plan to finally turn things around for myself and finally get my career back on track. 

(The virtual crowd begins to cheer for Rex. Rex waits a few seconds, and finally he begins to speak once again.)

Rex McAllister: I’ll be competing at Shock Value, that’s one thing I know for sure. I may have failed at King of Elite, but I’m not going to pass up the opportunity to compete at Voltage’s next free-per-view event. I see this as a new opportunity. I see this as another chance to finally do what I do best, and I’m not going to let another opportunity slip by me. I’m going to have a match at Shock Value and use that match as an opportunity to finally climb up the ranks and get back to the top where I belong, right at the top of the card and in the Championship scene. I’ll make sure I have a spot on the card, and I’ll make sure I’m competing in a match worth my time, and more importantly against an opponent worth my time. I don’t want to compete in a match that’s nothing more than a waste of time. I want a real challenge, because I’m going to use this opportunity to show everyone that I’m still the same Rex McAllister that regained the EAW Championship at Pain for Pride. I’m still the same Rex that won the Grand Rampage match. That Rex never disappeared, and all of these setbacks I faced recently will be nothing but a thing of the past. I didn’t return to EAW just to continue failing over and over again. I’m going to make sure the rest of this season is different and that I don’t end 2021 the same way I ended 2020. This all starts at Shock Value, so if anyone’s listening don’t be afraid. Answer my challenge, and face me. 

(‘Champion’ begins to play once again, and the virtual crowd begins to cheer. Rex McAllister drops his microphone, and he finally begins making his way out of the ring having said everything he needed to say. The fans are cheering loudly as they anticipate Rex’s future Shock Value match, and as Rex begins making his way out of the ring and up the ramp Voltage fades away from ringside.)

(Commercial for replica Cash in the Vault briefcases, but they all have Darcy May Morgan’s face plastered all over them to celebrate her successful cash in.)

(“How You Like That?” by BLACKPINK plays through the speakers for the first time in about two months. Ahren Fournier walks out in his pinstripe suit and shades. Next to him is a butler holding Jennipurr on a golden pillow. The crowd has mixed reactions on the presence of Ahren Fournier, who no one can deny that they miss seeing his extra and over the board personality a lot on Voltage.)

Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…WELCOME BACK TO VOLTAGE… “THE GOAT”…AHREN FOURNIER!!!!!!

James Peters: It’s been some time since we’ve seen Ahren Fournier on Voltage. His last appearance was at Road to Redemption, where he fell short at trying to claim the EAW Championship in the Extreme Elimination Chamber. There has been little information about his whereabouts and if he would return back to Voltage to end his season on the brand.

Rich Russillo: Ahren Fournier was doing amazing on Voltage too, but I would like to see him back on Voltage and continue working on his goals to become a champion again.

Persephone: He brought his cat out. Whenever his cat is out, nothing good every happens.

James Peters: I hope that he’ll be able to shed some light on what Ahren has been up to and with Jennipurr by his side, it makes me curious if she’s here for support or if there’s something relevant to her in this discussion.

(“How You Like That?” dies down as the crowd gives a mixed ovation to ‘The GOAT.’ Ahren Fournier is standing in the middle of the ring. His beloved Jennipurr is being carried around in a golden pillow by one of Jennipurr’s personal butlers. Ahren manages to get a microphone as he stands next to Jennipurr, who is gently being placed down by the butler. Ahren believes that Jennipurr was placed down hard and shoves the butler out of the ring. Ahren picks up Jennipurr, checking on her. She ends up licking Ahren, assuring her master that she’s okay.)

Ahren Fournier: No worries, everyone. That butler is going to be fired the moment I get backstage for letting Jennipurr down roughly. Did he not realize what kind of star Jennipurr is? He could have made her sprain one of her paws. He could have paralyzed her and ended her modeling career! You really think that people in ‘Cat Fancy’ and ‘Cosmopawlitan’ would want to work with anyone that isn’t capable of walking? Hell no! She would be yesterday’s news! She would be nothing more than a flash in the pan and I would be out of the job. I would have been more than obligated to return here, with you fat and disgusting people, so that I can provide her and myself with all the necessities like we need. Our weekly spa trips aren’t cheap, you know? I requested the time to be out here, so I guess, I need to talk about the big elephant in the room, hmm? Sigh, I don’t need to give any of you neckbeards an explanation about my whereabouts, but I suppose that all of you realized how much Voltage became trash without ‘Le GOAT’ here to carry the show on his back. I mean, look at what we have here? We have Terrence Chambers as EAW Champion? Some bitches by the name of IDOL-GUN as Unified Tag Team Champion. That boring vampire Constance Blevins as Specialists Champion and we have Diet Jamie O’Hara as the National Elite Champion, but he was champion before I left. Is this what the standard of Voltage has turned too? I left for about two months and it went to complete shit?

Ahren Fournier: I returned to Voltage for reasons, but before I move on to that, I still need to explain WHY I had been gone since Road to Redemption? Was it contract disputes? Did I go to the trashy company in Philadelphia? Oh no, I’ve been around, but nowhere wrestling is any concern for me. Instead, it began as a simple photoshoot for ‘Fancy Feast.’ They wanted my beautiful Jennipurr’s face on the face of all of their cans and before you know it, her modeling career began. They praised the softness of her fur. They wondered about how I kept my Jennipurr’s fur looking shiny? As I explained, it was where more connections to other companies were made. 

(Everyone’s attention is turned towards the titantron where we see Jennipurr posing with models in ads of Chanel, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs. We see Instagram photos of Jennipurr posing with various models and Ahren Fournier trying to clout chase by posing next to them.)

Ahren Fournier: I promised myself I wouldn’t cry… :mjcry: Looking at those photos make me a proud dad. Just look at my baby. 🥺

(Ahren Fournier wipes a tear from his eye.)

Ahren Fournier: I am proud of my Jennipurr and what she’s been able to accomplish these past few months. The next couple of months look amazing for her. I’m hearing a potential commercial could be made starting her and there’s no doubt that I am going to be pressing for producers to make that plan a reality because nothing is too much for her. From just looking at those photos, it should be clear to you idiots on why I’ve been gone since Road to Redemption. When Jennipurr got her second gig booked, I had to make a decision: me or Jennipurr’s evolving career and I chose Jennipurr. I would always choose Jennipurr because she is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I, Ahren Fournier, paused my own career, so that Jennipurr could have her moment. During these past few months outside of wrestling, I was having way more fun than I would have been wrestling. Me and Jennipurr were living the life, eating expensive food and sleeping in some of the fanciest beds known to men. I could have just done that for the rest of my life, but Jennipurr saw something in me. She knew that I wasn’t being myself and it started to affect me. One day, Jennipurr was like to me: “Meow…meow…meow…meow…” and I was like: “you’re right! I haven’t been like myself!” And then she was like: “meow…meow…meow…” and I was: “Why would I go back there?” And she was like: “meow…meow…meow…meow…meow…meow…meow…meow…” and at that moment, I realized that she was encouraging me to get back to the mix and find a way to become the GOAT Champion again. She wants me to come back to live my dream and accomplish all of my goals —

(“Girei” by Yasuharo Takanashi plays as the crowd has a mixed reaction before Azrael, for the first time without Mr. Jacobs, comes out. Ahren is completely confused over why Azrael is interfering with his camera time.)

Persephone: What in the world is Azrael doing out here?

James Peters: I have no idea, but this should be quite interesting. This is one of the first times that we’re seeing Azrael without Mr. Jacobs at his side. We’re seeing Azrael as a free man and I’m not sure if Ahren should be worried about that at the moment. :lupe:

Rich Russillo: If I were Ahren, I would get the hell out of that ring because there’s no telling what Azrael will be able to do without no one barking orders to him.

(Azrael is seen in the ring with a microphone in his hand. He is glaring towards Ahren Fournier, who is looking a bit confused. “Girei” dies down as Azrael raises the microphone to his mouth.)

Azrael: Don’t think that I have forgotten, Ahren. 

Ahren Fournier: What in the fuck are you talking about?

Azrael: I haven’t forgotten that it was you who eliminated me from the Extreme Elimination Chamber, Ahren. It was you who prevented me from capturing the EAW Championship. I had been waiting since Road to Redemption to see you around backstage. I’ve been waiting for the moment that I would see the line of your designer suits or hear the squeak of your shoes against the tile of the hallway. Or even, the meow of your feline…

(Azrael goes to pet Jennipurr, but Ahren Fournier swats Azrael’s hand away from Jennipurr. The virtual crowd goes “ooooh,” but Ahren doesn’t thin that he did anything wrong. Azrael doesn’t do anything, but put his hand down.)

Ahren Fournier: That’s nice and stuff. Here I am. Why exactly are you out here? Do you not realize that this is MY camera time? 

Azrael: I am out here with a purpose, Ahren. I am here to challenge you to a match next week on Voltage.

(The crowd cheers at the potential match of Ahren Fournier versus Azrael next week, but Ahren Fournier shakes his head.)

Ahren Fournier: That’s not going to happen because whatever match I take next, is going to be one that is worth my time and the resident Voltage charity case, isn’t it. I mean, you defeated Sierra Bradford, but by COUNT OUT? That’s so pathetic! You expect me to look at that and take you seriously? Nah, ‘The GOAT’ isn’t impressed! Now, if you excuse me, I got some important calls to make.

(Ahren Fournier drops the microphone and exits the ring. Azrael doesn’t do anything, but watches Ahren go up the ramp. He knew that Ahren was going to be a tough person to get in a match, but he doesn’t plan to give up.)

Azrael: I knew that you’d say “no,” Ahren, but I will get my match against you one way or another.

(Azrael drops the microphone as “Girei” plays again. Azrael holds a glare towards the soul of Ahren Fournier who looks at him very confused before brushing off Azrael’s glare and heading towards the back.)

Rich Russillo: That was an interesting confrontation, James and Persephone.

Persephone: I don’t believe that this is going to be the last time that these two cross paths with each other, but if I were Ahren, I’d sleep with one eye open tonight.

(Commercial for the new Rapunze movie featuring Azrael, who is trapped thanks to Mr. Jacobs.)

(Voltage fades back to ringside for the final time, and Bella Braxton stands in the center of the ring with a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is a CHAMPION VERSUS CHAMPION MATCH, AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Dream In Drive’ The Oral Cigarettes hits, and the virtual crowd starts booing heavily as Hikari Kanno walks out to the stage. She’s on her own, but she has a smile on her face regardless as she’s now one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions. She has her Championship on her shoulder while on the stage, and she begins making her way down towards the ring as the heavy booing continues.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From Okinawa, Japan… Weighing in at 121 pounds….. SHE IS ONE HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, HIIKKAAARRIIIIIII KKKAAANNNOOOOOO!!!!!

James Peters: At King of Elite IDOL-GUN managed to dethrone the Realm to become the new Unified Tag Team Champions, and you’ve gotta admit that this has possibly been one of the quickest rises to the top we’ve seen in some time!

Rich Russillo: That’s true, although tonight we’re not seeing IDOL-GUN in tag team action. Hikari Kanno is competing on her own tonight and she’s facing one of the top Champions here on Voltage! Can she really get the job done tonight?

Persephone: Who cares? Seriously. IDOL-GUN didn’t even pin the Champions to win their titles and Darcy May Morgan won hers by cashing in a contract. She couldn’t even beat Rex’s stupid wife, who cares what happens in this match?

(‘Spotlight Savior’ by Iggy Azalea hits, and the virtual crowd gives a mixed reaction to the new Universal Women’s Champion as Darcy May Morgan begins walking out to the stage. She has her Championship around her waist and she points to it as she walks towards the ramp. She looks at Hikari who’s inside of the ring in her corner, and she has a confident look on her face as she continues walking down the ramp and towards the ring.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent…. Billed from Kent, United Kingdom… Weighing in at 130 pounds…. SHE IS THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, DAAARRRCCYYYYYYY MAAAYYYYYY MMMOORRRRGGAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!

James Peters: And here’s the Universal Women’s Champion, Darcy May Morgan! This moment has been coming for a long time, ever since Darcy managed to capture the Cash in the Vault briefcase back at Pain for Pride in the Cash in the Vault ladder match! Finally at King of Elite she cashed in, and around her waist right now is the result of that.

Rich Russillo: Darcy May Morgan has always been an extremely talented individual so we all knew she’d make it here one day, and now she’s facing one half of possibly the fastest rising teams we’ve seen in years. Win or lose, this match is going to make an amazing start to Darcy’s Championship reign.

Persephone: I don’t think losing to anyone would make a good start to your title reign. Who cares how good the match was if you lost?

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: And here we go! Darcy May Morgan versus Hikari Kanno is on and both Elitists lock up! Darcy May Morgan manages to power Hikari into the corner- BUT HIKARI IMMEDIATELY GOES AFTER DARCY’S EYES WITH AN EYE RAKE! ALREADY HIKARI WITH A CHEAP SHOT, and now the referee is telling Hikari off for that eye rake- JUST FOR DARCY TO RAKE HIKARI’S IN RETURN! Two can play at that game clearly, and just like that both women are back at square one as they stumble away from each other covering their faces in pain!

Rich Russillo: Both women manage to recover, and as soon as they go back after each other Darcy manages to get Hikari in a headlock! That headlock doesn’t last too long as Hikari lifts her up, but Darcy manages to land down on her feet- JUST FOR HIKARI TO GO FOR AN ENZUIGIRI- DUCKED BY DARCY! DARCY DUCKS THE ENZUIGIRI AND NOW GRABS HIKARI FROM BEHIND AS SHE TRIES TO GET BACK UP! Darcy May Morgan attempted a German suplex, but Hikari manages to pull herself down before grabbing onto the ropes! HIKARI WITH A BACK ELBOW TO DARCY! Darcy stumbling back, and now Hikari grabs her before sending her to the ropes with an irish whip!

Persephone: And Hikari took Darcy down with probably the ugliest armdrag I’ve ever seen. I get these IDOL-whatevers are still pretty new, but come on. Anyways Darcy is back to her feet and Hikari does another irish whip, but this time Darcy manages to grab onto the ropes while Hikari expected her to bounce off of them, and now Hikari charges in- just to be met with a boot to the face. Darcy now bouncing off of the ropes, and she takes Hikari down with a terrible lariat. 

James Peters: Darcy now going on top of Hikari with a grounded headlock, but Hikari wraps her legs around Darcy’s neck and pulls her off! Both Elitists get back to their feet, but Hikari puts Darcy in a headlock of her own! Darcy going towards the ropes, and she causes Hikari to bounce off of them! Darcy charges towards Hikari as Hikari bounces off of the ropes, AND DARCY DUCKS A LARIAT BEFORE RUNNING THE OPPOSITE PAIR OF ROPES! RUNNING HURRICANRANA BY DARCY MAY MORGAN! Hikari quickly gets back up to her feet, but she stumbles into the corner!

Rich Russillo: Darcy May Morgan charges in, AND SHE CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH! Darcy now sending Hikari into the ropes- BUT AS HIKARI BOUNCES OFF OF THEM SHE KICKS DARCY’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER! Darcy drops face first onto the mat, and now it looks like Hikari is going for a Fujiwara armbar but Darcy quickly manages to slip out of it! Both Elitists get back up once again, AND DARCY KICKS HIKARI IN THE MIDSECTION BEFORE PULLING HER INTO THE FRONT FACELOCK! WAIT, DARCY LOOKED FOR A DDT BUT HIKARI PULLS DARCY’S LEGS OUT, CAUSING ONLY HER TO DROP TO THE MAT! Hikari now jumping onto Darcy with a double foot stomp, and she follows it up with a rear chinlock!

Persephone: Oh, she doesn’t just stop with the rear chinlock, she actually transitions into a crossface chickenwing. Darcy should just tap out right now if you ask me, but we all know how this goes. Submissions never finishes matches this early on so I’m not gonna bother getting my hopes up when I know it won’t be the case tonight. I don’t care for Darcy May Morgan, but even I know she’s not gonna let herself lose this early on. 

James Peters: Well you were definitely right about that one, as Darcy manages to get back to her feet! Darcy now, BACKPEDALING INTO ONE OF THE CORNERS TO SLAM HIKARI BACK FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! Great move by Darcy May Morgan, and now Darcy pulls Hikari’s legs out from under her, causing her to fall into a seated position in the corner! Darcy now running the ropes, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HUGE DROPKICK! Great move by the Universal Women’s Champion, and now Darcy pulls Hikari away from the corner before going for the first cover of this match!

ONE!

T-

Rich Russillo: Quick kick out by Hikari Kanno, one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions! Darcy now grabs Hikari in a front facelock and pulls her back up to her feet, AND I THINK DARCY JUST ATTEMPTED A SUPLEX BUT HIKARI KNEES HER IN THE HEAD BEFORE JUMPING OUT OF HER GRASP! HIKARI NOW WITH A HUGE DROPKICK, CAUSING DARCY TO STUMBLE OUT OF THE RING THROUGH THE ROPES! Luckily for Darcy she was able to grab onto the ropes and land safely on the apron, but there’s Hikari to immediately try and capitalize as she goes to try and hit Darcy with a forearm!

James Peters: Darcy managed to block the forearm before hitting one of her own, AND NOW SHE GRABS HIKARI BEFORE PULLING HER DOWN WITH A STUNNER ONTO THE TOP ROPE! What a move by Darcy May Morgan, and now Darcy goes to enter the ring- BUT HIKARI RUSHES IN AND GRABS DARCY BEFORE DROPPING HER ONTO THE MAT WITH A SNAP DDT! Darcy May Morgan was just dropped with a huge DDT as she tried to enter the ring, and now this time it’s Hikari that goes for the cover!

ONE!

T-

James Peters: And Darcy May Morgan manages to kick out!

Persephone: Hikari immediately pulls Darcy back up before applying a hammerlock hold, and now while in the hold Hikari goes for a russian leg sweep, dropping Darcy right onto her left arm. Darcy is holding her arm, but Hikari immediately grabs onto it and begins stomping all over the arm, trying to do as much damage to it as she can. Hikari now stomping on Darcy’s face, and as she finally lets go she goes for another cover, this time pushing Darcy’s right shoulder down.

ONE!

TW-

James Peters: AND THERE’S ANOTHER KICK OUT BY DARCY! Hikari probably thought that’d work as Darcy’s left arm would be too hurt to get the shoulder up, but Darcy is still in this match! Hikari isn’t done with that arm though, as she bends it BEFORE STOMPING ON TOP OF IT! Hikari now transitioning into an armbar on the Universal Women’s Champion, and Darcy May Morgan is in trouble here! She needs to do something to get out of this hold if she wants to win her first match as World Champion! Remember, it’s not just about escaping. If Darcy stays in this submission too long the damage will be done regardless!

Rich Russillo: Darcy is getting back to her feet, BUT HIKARI TRANSITIONS INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE!! HIKARI KANNO HAS DARCY MAY MORGAN IN A TRIANGLE CHOKE AND THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION IS STILL IN TROUBLE! Darcy needs to hurry and find her way out of this submission otherwise she’s done for! James already touched on Hikari attacking that arm and how detrimental that could be, but this may be even worse! If Darcy stays in this submission long, she won’t have a choice but to give up either by tapping out or passing out!

Persephone: OMG this is perfect! Darcy just needs to stop trying right now and allow Hikari to finish her off! I genuinely couldn’t care less about this match, just like pretty much every other match since only sexy Rexy mattered. Darcy could just stop fighting, I promise nobody is paying much attention to this match so it doesn’t even matter if she gets out of this! She can just stop wasting her time and go away so we can all go home, then she can just try again next week and pretend this never happened. Neither Darcy nor Hikari are main event talent so most of the fans probably stopped watching already.

James Peters: Darcy May Morgan is dropping down to a knee, and I think she’s beginning to fade! That would be bad, if she fades now that’d be an awful way to start her Championship reign, but on the other hand it’d be a huge win for Hikari Kanno! Darcy May Morgan drops down to both knees, and I think this match might be coming to an end in only a few moments! The referee going to check on the World Champion now-

Rich Russillo: BUT DARCY MANAGES TO GET BACK TO BOTH OF HER FEET, AND SHE BEGINS PULLING HIKARI KANNO UP! DARCY MANAGES TO DEADLIFT HIKARI INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION, AND SHE SLAMS THE TAG TEAM CHAMPION DOWN ON THE MAT! WHAT A MOVE BY DARCY MAY MORGAN, SAVING HER OWN CHANCES IN THIS MATCH! That was extremely close! I think Darcy May Morgan was this close to passing out, but in what must have been one last rush of adrenaline Darcy managed to lift Hikari up and drop her with a powerbomb! Darcy pulls herself into the corner and now she’s holding her throat, clearly needing to recover after that submission!

Persephone: Why couldn’t Darcy just give up there!? And it’s not like she could just go for the cover now to end the match, there’s no way Hikari would lose now after Darcy took ages to try and recover herself. Darcy now is grabbing Hikari and lifting her up, and I think she’s trying to set up another powerbomb but Hikari is punching her over and over. Darcy is clearly struggling, but hopefully she manages to drop Hikari on her neck. That’d be a pretty cool way to end this match.

James Peters: WAIT, HIKARI DROPS DOWN AND SHE JUST MANAGED TO WRAP HER LEG AROUND DARCY’S LEFT ARM! HIKARI TRYING TO SET UP THE ARMBAR ONCE AGAIN, BUT DARCY MANAGES TO BACKPEDAL INTO THE ROPES BEFORE HIKARI COULD GET HER ONTO THE GROUND FOR THE SUBMISSION! That was very close, I’m not sure how much more Darcy’s arm could take, and Hikari’s being very smart here as Darcy’s TTYN uses the left arm, as do a lot of moves where Darcy would have to lift Hikari! It’s a really good thing Darcy managed to get to those ropes!

Rich Russillo: Hikari gets to her feet, AND DARCY GOES FOR THE FACE ACHE BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT! Hikari managed to avoid it before going behind Darcy, AND HIKARI GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX BUT DARCY MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET! Hikari quickly gets back up, AND NOW DARCY GOES FOR TTYN AS HIKARI TURNS TO HER BUT HIKARI IS ABLE TO HIT DARCY’S HAND OUT OF THE WAY! That didn’t seem to have the same speed it usually would and it’s becoming clear that the damage has already been done by Hikari, AND NOW HIKARI GRABS DARCY BEFORE HITTING BRIGHTSTAR!! WHAT A MOVE BY HIKARI KANNO, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER!

ONE!

TWO!!

THR-

Persephone: :noah: DARCY KICKS OUT!! I really hope this trend of kicking out of big moves doesn’t continue throughout the match. This needs to end as soon as possible and I KNOW Hikari has what it takes to make that happen, not that I’m rooting for her. It doesn’t matter who wins this match but right now Hikari is in control, and if she loses control this match isn’t gonna be ending anytime soon. Sooooo, Hikari PLEASE hurry up and just get this match over with already!

James Peters: Hikari is bending Darcy’s arm again much like she was doing before, only this time she’s not just stomping on it! Instead Hikari is climbing up to the middle rope, AND SHE ATTEMPTS TO DO A DIVING STOMP ONTO DARCY’S ARM BUT DARCY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND GRABS HIKARI’S LEG, PULLING IT OUT FROM UNDER HER AND DROPPING HER FACE FIRST ONTO THE MAT! Darcy doesn’t look okay as she’s clearly still hurting from BRIGHTSTAR, but she manages to lock in a grounded ankle lock, and she wraps her legs around Hikari’s leg!

Rich Russillo: Hikari Kanno now struggling in that ankle lock, and Darcy May Morgan hasn’t worked on Hikari’s ankle like Hikari did with her left arm but it doesn’t matter right now! Darcy didn’t lock in the submission solely to try and make Hikari tap out, this just turned the tables and allowed Darcy to regain control of the match! Hikari quickly manages to grab onto the ropes though, and that forces Darcy to let go of the submission! That’s not what you want when you’re Darcy, because Darcy is clearly still hurting and hasn’t fully recovered!

James Peters: Darcy grabs onto the ropes and tries to pull herself up, BUT HIKARI QUICKLY CHARGES IN AND HITS DARCY WITH A DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, CAUSING HER TO FALL OUTSIDE OF THE RING! Darcy falls all the way out of the ring this time, and Hikari immediately rolls out in pursuit of her! Hikari pulls Darcy’s left arm to the opposite side of the ringpost from the inner side of the ringpost, AND HIKARI PULLS DARCY’S SHOULDER INTO THE POST! Hikari now, SWINGS DARCY’S ARM INTO THE RINGPOST! Darcy definitely felt that one, and now Hikari goes to capitalize-

Rich Russillo: TTYN BY DARCY MAY MORGAN!!! THE TTYN CONNECTS, BUT DARCY CLEARLY COULDN’T HIT THAT PUNCH TO THE BEST OF HER ABILITY AS HER ARM IS CLEARLY HURT RIGHT NOW! Hikari only dropped to a knee, but Darcy capitalizes by grabbing Hikari and slamming her face into the apron! Darcy still holding Hikari, AND NOW SHE SLAMS THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION INTO THE BARRICADE! Darcy grabbing Hikari now, and she rolls her back into the ring before rolling in herself! Darcy is back inside of the ring, AND NOW I THINK DARCY IS TRYING TO GO FOR A SUPLEX BUT SHE DOESN’T HAVE IT IN HER THANKS TO THAT HURT ARM!

Persephone: Hikari is able to punch Darcy in the midsection and stop Darcy from connecting with the suplex, before connecting with a suplex of her own. Clearly Hikari’s strategy has worked, which means Hikari should be all ready to finish this one up! Darcy didn’t put up that great of a fight, but who cares? There’s always next time, maybe then Darcy will try harder. Hikari picks Darcy May Morgan up before setting up that hammerlock, AND SHE GOES FOR ROPPINGI DREAMS!!!

James Peters: BEFORE HIKARI COULD REALLY LIFT HER UP DARCY MANAGED TO FREE HERSELF FROM THE HAMMERLOCK, AND SHE TAKES HIKARI KANNO DOWN WITH A BULLDOG!! What a great move by the Champion, and now Darcy measures Hikari up as the Unified Tag Champ starts to get back to her feet! FACE ACHE BY DARCY MAY MORGAN, HIKARI KANNO IS DOWN!! DARCY WITH A HUGE BICYCLE KICK, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY!!

ONE!

TWO!!

THRE-

James Peters: HIKARI KANNO MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!!! How on Earth is Hikari still in this one!?

Rich Russillo: Darcy May Morgan with a stomp to Hikari’s face, and I think she’s really starting to feel that pain in her arm. I’m sure it’s no serious injury, but she’s gonna be feeling that pain at least until this match comes to an end! Darcy May Morgan is measuring Hikari up and it’s clear that she wants the Tag Team Champion to get up once again, and I can’t even imagine what she’d be going for at this point! Hikari starting to show some signs of life, AND NOW DARCY RUNS THE ROPES- JUST FOR HIKARI TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING!

James Peters: Hikari playing things smart, and as Darcy exits out to the apron Hikari tries to grab Darcy- BUT DARCY KICKS HIKARI IN THE FACE! Darcy now backing up, AND NOW HE CHARGES IN BEFORE DIVING AT HIKARI WITH A CLOTHESLINE OFF OF THE APRON! Great move by Darcy May Morgan and now she’s really getting the better of the Unified Tag Team Champion! This is exactly why Darcy is holding that title now-

Persephone: No, she’s holding the title because she cashed in during a match. Also because Rex can’t challenge for women’s titles.

Rich Russillo: Darcy pulls Hikari up mainly with her right arm, AND NOW SHE RAMS HER INTO THE RINGPOST! Hikari Kanno is taking some serious damage, AND NOW DARCY GRABS HIKARI BEFORE SENDING HER INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! Hikari Kanno is down, and now Darcy rolls back into the ring before rolling back out of it to restart the count! Darcy quickly heads back towards Hikari and grabs that same right leg that she had in the ankle lock, BEFORE SLAMMING IT INTO THE SIDE OF THE STEEL STEPS!! WHAT A MOVE BY DARCY MAY MORGAN, AND HIKARI KANNO IS CLEARLY IN A LOT OF PAIN HERE!

James Peters: Darcy May Morgan pulling Hikari back up before sliding her back into the ring, and as Darcy re-enters the ring she grabs Hikari’s right leg, BEFORE ATTACKING IT WITH A HUGE ELBOW DROP! Darcy May Morgan finally evening the odds, and now she’s shaking out her left arm, trying to recover from the damage Hikari Kanno did to it throughout this match! Hikari is using the ropes to get back to her feet, BUT DARCY IMMEDIATELY BEGINS KICKING AND STOMPING AWAY AT HER AS HIKARI IS FORCED INTO THE CORNER! Darcy backing up away from Hikari, BEFORE CHARGING IN AND GOING FOR A HUGE FOREARM SMASH-

Rich Russillo: WHICH DOESN’T CONNECT!! HIKARI MANAGED TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, AND DARCY WENT FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Hikari quickly going behind Darcy, AND SHE GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX- BUT HIKARI’S LEG IS HURT AND SHE’S UNABLE TO GET DARCY UP FOR THE MOVE! Darcy now with a huge armdrag, taking Hikari off of her! Hikari quickly getting back up to her feet- BUT THE TTYN CONNECTS!! THE TTYN CONNECTS AND THIS TIME DARCY GOT ALL OF IT! THERE’S THE COVER!

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE-

Persephone: :noah: ANOTHER KICKOUT!!! When will it end!? All I want is for this terrible match to be over with, but they just keep kicking out. They refuse to end the match no matter how much I beg them to. Darcy May Morgan is pulling Hikari Kanno back up to her feet by her arms- BUT HIKARI PULLS DARCY INTO THE SNAP SAITO SUPLEX!! THE SNAP SAITO SUPLEX CONNECTS AND HIKARI KEEPS HOLDING DARCY FOR THE PIN! I TAKE BACK WHAT I SAID, THE MATCH IS FINALLY ABOUT TO END!! YES!!! PLEASE LET THIS BE IT!!

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE-

James Peters: NO, THIS TIME IT’S DARCY THAT KICKS OUT BUT BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN ON THE MAT! I think Hikari’s leg being hurt stopped her from making the most of that pin, and Darcy May Morgan managed to kick out and keep this match going! Neither Elitist is at their best right now, and this is bad news for both of them as they have an equal opportunity to get back up and into this match. They both hit each other with big moves, and now they both need time to recover after those moves!

Rich Russillo: Both Elitists using the ropes and turnbuckles to finally get back to their feet, AND NOW DARCY HITS HIKARI WITH A FOREARM! Hikari stumbling a bit, BEFORE HITTING DARCY WITH A FOREARM OF HER OWN! DARCY STUMBLES, BUT NOW SHE KICKS HIKARI’S BAD LEG OUT! HIKARI QUICKLY GETS BACK UP, BEFORE DRAGGING DARCY DOWN TO THE MAT BY HER BAD ARM! These two are really going back and forth here, AND NOW DARCY ATTEMPTS ANOTHER FACE ACHE BUT HIKARI MANAGES TO AVOID IT! HIKARI WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND NOW SHE SENDS DARCY INTO THE CORNER BEFORE CHARGING IN!!

James Peters: DARCY JUMPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE AND GOES AFTER HIKARI WITH A DIVING SUNSET FLIP!! Hikari rolls out of the pin and goes for a roundhouse kick, but Darcy ducks it before pulling Hikari Kanno into a school boy pin! Hikari immediately kicks out and Darcy grabs Hikari, BUT HIKARI GOES FOR A HURRICANRANA, BEFORE STAYING ON TOP OF DARCY MAY MORGAN FOR THE COVER!

ONE!

TWO-

James Peters: AND THERE’S THE QUICK KICK OUT BY DARCY MAY MORGAN!! Hikari Kanno charging at Darcy as both competitors get back to their feet, AND HIKARI WENT FOR A DROPKICK BUT DARCY MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, CAUSING HIKARI TO HIT THE REFEREE!

Persephone: Oh brother… Why does this stuff always happen?

Rich Russillo: Hikari Kanno gets back to her feet, AND DARCY WENT FOR THE FACE ACHE BUT HIKARI MANAGES TO AVOID IT! HIKARI WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO DARCY MAY MORGAN! Hikari begins to realize what’s going on as both Darcy May Morgan and the referee are down, and now Hikari rolls out of the ring! Hikari is grabbing her Unified Tag Team Championship before rolling back into the ring, and I don’t really like where this is going!

Persephone: I do! This match is finally about to end and I can’t wait! 

James Peters: Hikari Kanno waits until Darcy May Morgan gets back to her feet, AND NOW SHE GOES TO HIT HER WITH THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP- BUT DARCY MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER THE STRIKE!! DARCY AVOIDS GETTING HIT WITH THE TITLE, AND AS HIKARI TURNS AROUND DARCY KICKS HIKARI’S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HER, DROPPING HER DOWN TO A KNEE! Darcy May Morgan takes the Championship from Hikari, BEFORE SLAMMING IT ACROSS HER FACE! HIKARI’S PLAN BACKFIRED!! HIKARI TRIED TO USE THE TITLE AGAINST DARCY BUT INSTEAD SHE’S BEEN HIT IN THE FACE WITH HER OWN CHAMPIONSHIP!

Rich Russillo: The referee finally coming back to his senses, AND NOW DARCY PULLS HIKARI UP INTO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE RUNNING THE ROPES! DDD!!! DON’T DISS DARCY CONNECTS ON HIKARI KANNO!! DARCY CLEARLY COULDN’T GET GET HER UP FOR THE CURTAIN CALL WITH THAT HURT ARM, SO INSTEAD SHE HITS THE DON’T DISS DARCY KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! THE COVER NOW BY DARCY MAY MORGAN, HIKARI KANNO IS DONE!!!

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner….. THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, DAAAARRRCCCYYYYY MMAAAAYYYYY MMMOOORRRRGGGAAANNNN!!!!!

James Peters: And this match is over! What a fight from Hikari Kanno, and if she managed to connect eith that title shot she probably would be the one victorious tonight! Hikari clearly brought the fight, but in the end the Universal Women’s Champion gets the job done! Congratulations to Darcy May Morgan for a successful first show as World Champion!

Rich Russillo: This match was incredibly back and forth but in the end Hikari Kanno just barely came up short. There’s nothing to be ashamed of for Hikari though, in the end who knows what would have happened if the referee wasn’t knocked out in the first place? 

Persephone: Who cares what would have happened? Hikari Kanno lost. Darcy May Morgan won. This match is over and I’m happy that I can finally go home. I wish we got to see more of Rex McAllister tonight, but at least there’s next week. 

James Peters: Congrats again to Darcy May Morgan, and it looks like this is all for tonight. As always I’m James Peters, and with me is Rich Russillo and Persephone.

Rich Russillo: That’s it for the first Voltage since King of Elite, so goodnight everybody!

(‘Spotlight Savior’ hits, and Darcy May Morgan slowly makes it back to her feet with a grin on her face. The referee hands her the Universal Women’s Championship, and raises her right arm before allowing her to celebrate on her own. Hikari Kanno rolls out of the ring and is still clearly hurt especially following the shot to the face with the Unified Tag Team Championship, but this allows Darcy May Morgan to continue celebrating. Darcy May Morgan climbs up to the middle rope and holds up the Universal Women’s Championship, and this is the final image shown as Voltage fades out for the final time.)

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