(EAW intro plays.)
(A brief recap video plays because apparently overly extra ones set to music are reserved for post FPV shows only. All of the Voltage kings who were in action last week are shown.
● The return of Veena Adams.
● The saga of the missing briefcase, and the outpouring of social media love the briefcase itself got for looking adorable in a happy new year’s hat.
● The highly competitive triple threat match between Farrell V, Asher Greyson, and Denis Ryley, with Farrell V pinning Denis.
● Daryl Kinkade’s controversial win over the Visual Prophet to advance in the King of Elite tournament.
● Jack Ripley’s arrival on Voltage!
● Charlie Marr defeating VIP to advance in the King of Elite tournament.
● Xander Payne’s passionate yet disturbing promo about Drake King needing to die.
● Blaydemerica becoming a legitimate thing.
● TLA returning to Voltage as the Openweight Champion; LC and POP both answering his open challenge.
● Rex McAllister gifting Noah Reigner a World Heavyweight Championship shot.
The recap concludes with the 7 star******* main event for the Big Bhris Bhampionship featuring the champion, Landerson, taking on the former champ, The Woogieman.)
(Voltage fades to the ringside area where James Peters and Rich Russillio are seen sitting behind the Voltage commentary table.)
Rich Russillio: Greetings from mother Russia!
James Peters: Welcome to our fourth and final night of action here in Moscow. Tonight, we have an absolutely huge main event featuring Noah Reigner and Rex McAllister with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line. I personally can not wait to see these two square off for the title.
Rich Russillio: The anticipation for our main event is high, there’s no doubt about that. Also, we have two more matches taking place for King of Elite. Xander Payne will take on Myles in a rematch from Battleground: Wildcard. The second qualifier will see Jack Ripley make his Voltage in-ring debut against Farrell V, a winner here last week!
James Peters: Not to mention, the 2018 Grand Prix winners will be here tonight. What a treat that will be be. :whew:
Rich Russillio: We stan REVOLT legends.
James Peters: And another REVOLT legend, TLA, will find out who he’s facing at King of Elite for the Openweight Championship. Lethal Consequences and the Prince of Phenomenal have had some harsh words for another this week. I’m going to go out a on a limb and predict that their match later on tonight might end up being the best match this entire week. I’m so ready to get this show going, Rich!
Rich Russillio: Me too!
James Peters: Before we get started though, we have some unfortunate news to report. Earlier this week, our National Elite Champion, Jackson Blayde, was denied entry into the country of Russia. Apparently everything about and pertaining to Blaydemerica was not welcome here in Russia and was deemed offensive. Vladimir Putin himself personally denied Jackson’s work visa. But rest assured that our National Elite Champion will be back on Voltage next week in some capacity.
Rich Russillio: YOU CAN’T HOLD BLAYDEMERICA DOWN!!!!
James Peters: You can if you don’t want to start a nuclear war.
Rich Russillio: Oui! Oui! We will see Jazmín and Jackson both in ole Pariiiieeeee.
James Peters: We are just going to take a quick commercial break, and we’ll be right back with our opening match featuring The Visual Prophet and EAW newcomer, Korey Gaines!
(Voltage fades to commercial)
(Commercial break promoting the return of Darkane. He’s such a fucking daddy :whew:)
(Voltage returns and shows the three members of House Reigner arriving to the arena. Noah Reigner, Evelyn Ridley, and Cameron Church are about to go inside the back entrance, when a tiny guy, around his early 20s, jumps in front of them. The stranger pulls out a small package. )
Noah Reigner: What’s that?
(The stranger hands Noah the package and runs to the parking lot, disappearing behind the cars.)
Noah Reigner: CHASE HIM!!!
(Evelyn takes off running and Noah looks at Cameron.)
Cameron Church: Go ahead and open it, mate.
(Noah opens a package and finds a letter inside of it. His face expresses changes from annoyed to somehow more annoyed. Cameron furrows his brow.)
Cameron Church: What’s the matter?
Noah Reigner: It says, “you shouldn’t have let me get too close.”
(Noah becomes furious as he rips the letter apart. Cameron rubs his chin thoughtfully. Neither of them reply for a moment. Evelyn finally makes her way back to them, slightly winded.)
Evelyn Ridley: He got away. I’m sorry Noah.
Noah Reigner: I’m sure you are. You’ve been sorry a lot lately.
(Evelyn scowled and went to reply, but Cameron decided it was best to intervene before the two could start fighting. Tonight was not the night for that.)
Cameron Church: Noah received a letter with a rather ominous message.
Evelyn Ridley: Oh?
Cameron Church: It said, “you shouldn’t have let me get too close.”
Evelyn Ridley: Could this be a hint to your briefcase?
Noah Reigner: It’s a clue. It’s definitely a clue to has my briefcase.
Evelyn Ridley: Who could it be though?
(House Reigner all look at one another.)
Noah Reigner: Unfortunately, I’ve made the mistake of letting a lot of people get too close.
Evelyn Ridley: I bet it was Tyler.
(Cameron looks a little startled Evelyn would even mention Tyler Wolfe as the thief. Noah, on the other hand, looks absolutely enraged.)
Noah Reigner: The fuck you say?
Evelyn Ridley: Did I fucking stutter? Think about it. Tyler had just lost her Specialists Championship and lets be honest, she’s a little unstable. Not to mention, she hates oppression and Empire.
Cameron Church: Evelyn, stop. Tyler is the last person who would ever do something like that. She is exactly who I was when I was a competitor, and that is someone who takes losing very hard. She would never stop to think about doing something like that after losing the biggest match of her career, and more importantly a championship she spilled her own blood for. You are completely out of line with that comment.
(Noah grit his teeth. There was no point in arguing right now when he had a World Heavyweight Championship match to get ready for.)
Noah Reigner: I will deal with this some other time.
Cameron Church: Lets just focus on Rex McAllister and what’s important tonight. Later on, we can reevaluate this situation and talk it out as adults.
Noah Reigner (suddenly): I think I might know who it is…
Evelyn Ridley: Who?!
Noah Reigner: Someone who will regret the fact they were born. Now lets go.
(Evelyn looks confused and exchanges a look with Cameron. He just shrugs, and House Reigner finally heads inside the building.)
(Voltage cuts back to the arena, and more specifically the ring area. Bella Braxton is ready to announce the competitors for the first match of the night!)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is set for one fall!
Rich Russillio: This whole briefcase thing is getting out of hand. Do you think it’s going to distract Noah from his match later on?
James Peters: I think Noah will get it together and be fine for later on tonight. Right now, I’m pumped for this match. Korey Gaines is someone who will be pretty familiar to our audience, especially if they love extreme sports.
Rich Russillio: And Red Bull. This kid was sponsored by Red Bull.
(‘Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne hits as Korey Gaines walks to the squared circle confidently for his debut.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Oklahoma City, weighing in at 170 pounds….. KORRREEYYYY GAIIIIIINESSS!!!!
Rich Russillio: Signing his blood to Elite Answers Wrestling at the beginning of January, Korey Gaines is one of Voltage’s newest assets. The Oklahoma native just made his debut in 2017, being the greenest performer in this match against Visual Prophet, who debuted in 2014.
James Peters: You got to know the pros and cons of being green and fresh in the ring. Korey Gaines has yet to know the squared circle fully. The Visual Prophet knows the ins and outs; he has gotten himself adapted inside the ring and that is a disadvantage for Korey Gaines. However, I know Korey came here to make a good first impression and in order to do that you got be the man with a plan.
( Korey Gaines walks over to his respective corner as the lights go out. ‘Another One Bites The Dust’’ by Queen blares throughout the arena.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 230 pounds… THE VISSSSUALLLLL PROPPPPHEETTTT!!
James Peters: The Visual Prophet has left his former identity in Battleground and has turned into one of Voltage’s best assets. His number one goal is to make people say his name, including the referee from last week who screwed him over against Daryl Kinkade. There was footage released by Visual Prophet himself of assaulting the referee, which makes you understand that The Visual Prophet ain’t joking around.
Rich Russillio: I don’t know what idiot decided to have that exact referee oversee this match because you could have a dead referee on your hands if he tries to fuck VP over again.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: Prophet and Korey closing into the center of the ring as they engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up in the beginning of this match. The bigger Prophet powers out of it and pushes Korey into the ropes. But Korey uses his quickness to duck Prophet, rebounding off the ropes again! HURRICANRANA!
James Peters: Prophet gets out of the hurricanrana with a cartwheel into the corner of the ring. Both men quickly charge into each other as they begin to exchange strikes! Korey lifting his leg up and Prophet dodges the roundhouse kick! OH!!!!! THE VISUAL PROPHET BLASTING KOREY’S JAW WITH A DEVASTATING PUNCH. KOREY SPINS AROUND!! DISCUS FOREARM!!! NO!!! VISUAL TAKES HIS HIM DOWN WITH A TOEHOLD AND GRABS HIS ANKLE! ANKLE LOCK!!! ITS LOCKED IN!!!
Rich Russillio: Prophet putting more pressure onto the ankle as he twists it! Korey quickly rolling into the canvas and pins him down!
James Peters: Prophet powers out of the roll up as both competitors rise up to their feet. PROPHET TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A PACKAGE PIN!!!!
Rich Russillio: Another kick-out as both men get up and KOREY LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ROLL-UP!!! VISUAL GRABS HIS HEAD AND BRINGS IT INTO A REVERSE STO!!!! TWISTING DDT!! NO!!!! KOREY MOVES AROUND HIS WAIST AND LIFTS HIM UP!!! BLUE THUNDER BOMB!!!! BUT VISUAL PROPHET USES ALL HIS WEIGHT TO CRUSH HIM ONTO THE CANVAS!!
James Peters: Another quick kick-out from Korey Gaines as Visual pulling him up from the canvas. KISS TO THE HEAD!! NO!!! KOREY SAW IT COMING!!! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!!!! THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR IS LOCKED IN!!!! VISUAL USES HIS BODY MASS ONCE AGAIN AND ROLLS OVER!!! ANKLE LOCK!!! HE’S LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ANKLE LOCK!
Rich Russillio: However, Korey shoves him into the corner of the ring as he tries to get up as quickly as he can. KOREY SPRINGS UPWARDS ONTO VISUAL AND FLIPS HIM BACKWARDS WITH HIS LEGS!! FLIP PILEDRIVER!! NO!!!! VISUAL’S HEAD COULDN’T LAND ONTO THE CANVAS AS HE GRABS KOREY’S ARMS AND ROLLS HIM UP ONTO HIS FEET!!! HE’S GOT HIM IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION!
James Peters: PROPHET DRIVER!!! NO!!!! KOREY SPINS OUT OF HIS CONTROL AND PLANTS HIS HEAD ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A DDT! HE PUSHES HIM OVER FOR THE PIN!
Rich Russillio: PROPHET POPS HIS SHOULDER UP FROM THE CANVAS!!! What a stellar counter by the Underdog Daredevil. Korey looking to go the high route as he begins to climb up the turnbuckles. Prophet is still dazed from the DDT counter earlier and Korey is perched on the top rope! PROPHET SHOVES THE REFEREE INTO THE ROPES AND KOREY GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!!
James Peters: Prophet using the same referee that screwed him to his advantage as he quickly ascends the turnbuckles! HE HOLDS HIM UP IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY!!! HE JUMPS OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE MAT WITH AN AVALANCHE PROPHET DRIVER!!! PROPHET DRIVER OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! COVER!!
Rich Russillio: NO!!!!!! KICK OUT!!! The Visual Prophet using the referee to take Korey down then following up with a Super Prophet Driver off the top turnbuckle! Korey however, somehow able to kick out of that move. Prophet now climbing up the turnbuckles! BOW TO THE HEART!! KOREY GETS HIS KNEES UP!!! PROPHET LANDS ONTO KOREY’S KNEES!!!!
James Peters: Korey rolling out to the apron as Prophet yells in agony after crashing down onto Gaines’ knees. Prophet slowly making his way to his feet as Korey is on the apron, staring down Prophet! KOREY SPRINGBOARDS!!! PROPHET WITH THE KISS TO THE HEAD!!!! THE FOREARM SMASH OUT OF NOWHERE AS KOREY GOES BOUNCING ONTO THE APRON AND DOWN ONTO RINGSIDE!!!
Rich Russillio: The devastating Kiss To The Head to the face of Korey Gaines. Korey is knocked out and Prophet could possibly win this match by count-out but I don’t think he wants that kind of result. He wants to send a message to the entire locker room and he wants everyone to say his name!!!
James Peters: Prophet sliding out the squared circle as he grabs the edge of the ringside padding. What is he thinking? Prophet is pulling out the ringside padding, exposing the concrete floor and whatever he has in mind is dangerous.
Rich Russillio: Prophet now grabbing Korey by his tights and pulls him down into a reverse sto! BUT THE REFEREE SEPARATING BOTH MEN! THE REFEREE SAYS IT IS ILLEGAL BUT VISUAL PROPHET DOESN’T CARE!!! THE PROPHET GRABS THE REFEREE’S SHIRT AND SHOVES HIM AWAY!!! Korey rolls into the ring as Prophet goes through the arsenal of weapons under the ring and brings out a steel chair! He brings it with him into the ring.
James Peters: The referee grabbing the steel chair as he throws it out of the ring! LOW BLOW!!!! VISUAL PROPHET RINGING THE BELLS OF KOREY WHILE THE REFEREE WASN’T LOOKING!!! HE GRABS HIS HEAD! TWISTING DDT!!! IT CONNECTS!!!
Rich Russillio: NO!!!!! KOREY ESCAPING THE PINFALL!!! WHAT INCREDIBLE RESILIENCE SHOWN BY BOTH MEN!!! KOREY HAS JUST TAPPED INTO HIS LAST ENERGY RESERVE AFTER THAT LOW BLOW AND TWISTING DDT!!!
James Peters: The Visual Prophet now beginning to climb up the turnbuckles for the third time in this match! This could be it! This could end the match! BUT KOREY JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! AND GRABS HIM AND FLIPS BACKWARDS!! SPANISH FLY!!! INTO A CUTTER!!! OKIE NAP TIME!!!! VISUAL PROPHET IS OUT!!
Rich Russillo: PROPHET POPS HIS SHOULDER OFF THE CANVAS AGAIN!!! Korey Gaines is out of his mind and he is screaming! He cannot believe that The Visual Prophet got his shoulder up at the last split second after that Spanish Fly into a cutter.
James Peters: Prophet rolling over to the apron as Korey steps through the ropes, joining him. Korey rolls into the center of the apron!!! PROPHET CATCHES HIM!! FIREMAN’S CARRY!!!! PROPHET DRIVER ONTO THE APRON!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!! KOREY WAS GOING FOR THE ROLLING NECKBREAKER BUT PROPHET OUTSMARTING HIM!!!
Rich Russillio: KOREY IS BLACKED OUT, LAID ONTO The APRON AS PROPHET CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES!!!! BOW TO THE HEART!! ELBOW DROP ONTO THE APRON!!!! HE ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING!!! HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER.
James Peters: ….
Rich Russillio: ….
James Peters: KOREY GOT HIS FOOT UP ONTO THE ROPE!!! GREAT RING PRESENCE SHOWN BY KOREY GAINES, GETTING HIS FOOT UP ONTO THE ROPE FOR A ROPE BREAK!!! THE PROPHET BELIEVES HE JUST WON THE MATCH, RAISING HIS ARM IN VICTORY!!
Rich Russillo: The referee nervously being the bearer of the bad news to The Visual Prophet! The Visual Prophet not happy as he begins to grab his shirt once again!! He brings him into the center of the ring! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM OUT OF NOWHERE!!! KOREY GAINES CRASHING DOWN ONTO PROPHET WITH A SOARING FOREARM!!!! HE RUNS OVER TO THE CORNER AND CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES QUICKLY! IMPLODING 450 SPLASH!! IT CONNECTS!!! COVER!!!
James Peters: ROPE BREAK!! PROPHET WITH A ROPE BREAK OF HIS OWN!!!! BOTH MEN HAVE BEEN SO CLOSE TO WINNING THIS MATCH BUT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEIR FOOT AND THE ROPES HAVE COST THEM THEIR RESPECTIVE CHANCES.
Rich Russillio: Both men laid out onto the canvas exhausted and tired out. These men have stolen the show and they have proved that they belong here in EAW, that they belong on Voltage. Captain Charisma better give these two a raise because these two just raised the roof off this place.
James Peters: Prophet and Gaines now exchanging strikes! Gaines connects with a forearm to Prophet and Prophet follows up with a forearm of his own! Gaines with a roundhouse kick to the chest! But Prophet blocks the roundhouse kick and SLAPS GAINES RIGHT IN HIS FACE!!! PROPHET CHARGES INTO HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT!!! GAINES DUCKS HIM AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!
Rich Russillio: GAINES RUNS INTO THE ROPES!!!! OH!!!! PROPHET BULLDOZES THROUGH HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!! TALK ABOUT A CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!! PROPHET RUNS THE ROPES! GAINES DUCKS HIM!!! SPINNING HEEL KICK!!! SPINNING HEEL KICK ACROSS THE FACE OF PROPHET!! PROPHET IS DOWN TO ONE KNEE!!!
James Peters: Gaines jumps onto the second rope! He springboards backwards, spinning around! OH!!!!!! KISS TO THE HEAD!! FOREARM SMASH OUT OF NOWHERE!!! THIS IS IT!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by Queen blasts through the speaker as Prophet leans his head on the chest of Gaines.)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. THEEE VISSSSUAALLL PPPPPRRRROPPPHETTT!!!
James Peters: What a fast count from the referee! All the past harassment of Visual Prophet has taken a toll onto the referee. The referee showing signs of fear as he quickly slides out of the ring and runs up the ramp! What the hell was that all about? However. What an incredible match! Both men putting each other to the limit. Two captivating forces. The underdog versus the Sovereign and the Sovereign reigns supreme here tonight. Korey Gaines with an impressive
first impression here on Voltage.
Rich Russillio: Gaines and Prophet know what it takes to win. They have that die-hard attitude and the hunger for glory and they proved here tonight. They proved that they belong with the Elite. Korey Gaines has nothing to be ashamed of, he brought the fight. The Visual Prophet is going to walk out of this arena as a winner, but he will also walk out of this arena with people saying his name.
James Peters: :wow:
(Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break for pepper spray featuring Kassidy Heart and Big Mike. No explanation needed.)
(Voltage returns and cuts to the backstage area where Korey Gaines is seen shaking his head. He’s obviously disappointed and a little frustrated with how his match went down.)
(Korey looks up and turns around, coming face to face with Voltage commissioner, Matt Daniels. Matt extends his hand to the newcomer, and Korey gives it a shake.)
Matt Daniels: You were impressive out there.
Korey Gaines: The ending though…
Matt Daniels: It was a little controversial. I will admit that and I’m going to track down the referee and have a conversation with him. This is the second week in a row something like that has happened. That’s not how I like to see things run around here.
Matt Daniels: Don’t let a bad break take away from the fact you just had one of the best first matches I have ever seen. You have so much talent and a lot of potential, and if you keep going out there and performing like that, I promise you that good things will come your way. In fact, I could see a unique opportunity in your future.
Korey Gaines (curiously): What kind of opportunity?
Matt Daniels: Keep doing your thing, Korey. That’s all I ask. I’m pleased to have you on Voltage.
(Matt claps Corey on the back and walks off, leaving Korey to ponder what exactly the former Captain Charisma meant by ‘unique opportunity.’)
(10 minute intermission featuring a musical performance from the Ukrainian born pop star Evgenia Vlasova. :wow:)
(Voltage returns from commercial break to an absolute spectacle inside the ring. A purple carpet has been rolled out. Literally. It stretches all the way down to the ring, which has been decorated. Balloons are attached to the turnbuckles. Strands of flowers are draped across the ropes. A huge photo of Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart from Road to Redemption celebrating their 2018 Grand Prix tournament win is in the middle in a platinum and diamond encrusted picture frame. The photo is a little lezzy, and the picture frame itself probably cost more than the actual arena. The lights dim and ‘True Love’ by CFO begins to play.)
Rich Russillio: We are not worthy.
James Peters: We’ve never been.
(Sienna and Kassidy emerge from behind the guerilla curtains in the beautiful heart-shaped chariot that took them to the ring back at Bloodletter. Kassidy has her newly won Vixen’s Championship strapped around her waist, and she is waving her 2018 Tag Team of the Year award around. Sienna and Kassidy both have their arms wrapped around each other. And Sienna is holding her 2018 Tag Team of the Year award as well. The crowd is eating them up, with a mixed reaction, but it’s mostly positive because the Jaded Hearts just keep growing on you. Like a pretty, Chanel No. 5 smelling fungus. The chariot takes them to the ring and they get out, walking up the steps and doing a pageant wave to the crowd. Sienna steps down on the ropes for Kassidy, and once the blonde slips inside the ring, she returns the favor so Sienna can get into the ring. The Jaded Hearts take a minute to admire their Road to Redemption moment, and even snap a few selfies with their picture. They are handed microphones and wait for their music to fade away before speaking.)
Sienna Jade: :wow: 2018 Tag Team of the Year. You know, Kassi-Poo and I are approaching our one year anniversary together. It was last February when the two of us stepped inside the ring as opponents.
Kassidy Heart: Time flies.
Sienna Jade: It really does, especially when two people are as connected and intune with one another as we are. When I faced off against Kassidy, I never in a million years thought I would be looking in a mirror. The second we locked up, we both felt a cosmic spark. There was just something so incredibly euphoric about finally being in the ring with someone who was my equal that my heart skipped a beat.
Kassidy Heart: Sienna, please. You want to talk about having a reaction? I felt something I had never felt before in my life. I felt this chemistry… it was, it was like magic. Words can’t even accurately describe how I felt the first time we touched, but one thing was for sure, I knew I had found my soulmate. There was never going to be another person put on this planet who was so perfectly made for me.
Sienna Jade: Kassidy, you just got me in every single way. Every time I was down, you lifted me up. Every time I was happy, you shared my joy. You have been so ungawdly supportive of everything I have done, and there is just no one else I would rather have by my side on this journey. What we have is the real deal. It’s an unfuckwithable bond. We are the epitome of perfection and the true definition of true love, partnership, and friendship… :wow:
Kassidy Heart: :mjcry:
The World: :mjcry:
??: Jesus Christ. Just do us all a favor and fuck already.
(Sienna and Kassidy immediately turn their attention to the stage where Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade have appeared. The crowd pops for the Unified Tag Team Champions and MarrKade pat their championships, arrogant smirks across their faces. Both have microphones, but Charlie is the one who had spoken. Both members of the Jaded Hearts give him a disgusted look.)
Sienna Jade: Go the fuck away. Can’t you see we’re in the middle of a celebration?
Charlie Marr: Well I know that you’re not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but this is Voltage. This is our fucking show. This isn’t Empire, and this damn sure isn’t a fucking charity show like Dynasty that allows that disgusting vagina Cameron Ella Ava to believe she can wrestle. The fact that you two bitches have the audacity to come out here and wave your phony fucking Tag Team of the Year award just really irks me. In fact, I’m angry. Whatever horny neckbeards that make up the Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences really need to stop thinking with their fucking dicks. The fact Daryl and myself were not recognized as the 2018 Tag Team of the Year just blows my fucking mind.
Daryl Kinkade: It’s pretty shocking. I mean, we have defeated everyone. We have successfully defended our championships on numerous occasions, across all brands because unlike the two of you, we are legitimate champions. We weren’t just handed ‘cute’ title belts at Pain for Pride in order to feel important and like we actually belonged in a bigger company than REVOLT. At Pain for Pride, Charlie and myself were fighting for the actual tag team championships. And while that match might not have gone our way on that particular night thanks to that jackass, Ripley, we rectified that loss by defeating Drillmatic just a couple of months later.
Charlie Marr: Imagine not being able to pin some wretched cunt like Astraea Jordan.
(Kassidy flashes Charlie her middle finger.)
Daryl Kinkade: We have constantly and consistently proved that we are the premiere team here in Elite Answers Wrestling. And while I can’t stand here and say that myself and Charlie have always gotten along, or exchange gay text messages like I’m sure the two of you do, we always find a way to come together and win. Our Unified Tag Team Championships bond us together no matter where our singles careers take us.
Charlie Marr: And that’s a fucking fact. So while you two cunts want to stand there and act like you actually deserve that fucking award.. MARRKADE’S award, we are going to show the two of you exactly why you should have kept your nasty asses on Empire and competed again for those piece of tin championships that you used to hold. Imagine not being able to defeat two geriatric cunts past their expiration dates. Pathetic.
(Kassidy and Sienna look at one another and just shake their heads.)
Sienna Jade: You know what? You two losers can stand there and say whatever you want. Trust me, both of us have heard the shit you’ve already spewed. The last time you tried that against us back at War Games, we bodied your asses, and barely heard a fucking peep after.
Kassidy Heart (mocking Charlie): And that’s the tea, sis.
(Charlie strokes his sexy beard. He is not impressed.)
Sienna Jade: At King of Elite we are going to finally get what we deserve and that’s those Unified Tag Team Championships around our waists. We destroyed the 2018 Grand Prix tournament and finally earned this opportunity that should have been ours a long time ago.
Kassidy Heart: Empire Tag Team Champions. Never been pinned before in a tag team match. Nearly flawless record. For way too long those titles you are barely clinging too have been withheld from us. We can’t control what opportunities come our way, or don’t, but you damn sure better believe we’re coming for them. Our shot is on lockdown now. There won’t be any ducking us. You won’t have a fucking daddy to hide behind this time either. There won’t be any other teams to worry about. The Jaded Hearts versus MarrKade for the Unified Tag Team Championships. King of Elite. Bet we’ll have new champions. Bet that the Jaded Hearts will show the entire world why are the best tag team to ever grace Elite Answers Wrestling.
(Kassidy lowers the microphone. ‘True Love’ by CFO starts to play and Sienna and Kassidy raise each other’s hands in the air. MarrKade respond in kind by raising their championships in the air, and the two teams stare one another down. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Risperidone featuring Albert Hitchman.)
(Voltage returns from break and to Bella Braxton is standing in the center of the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is set for one fall and is a King of Elite qualifier match!
(The King of Elite graphic plays across the tron to the cheering of the crowd.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from New York, New York, weighing in at 255 pounds…. ’The Paynekiller’ Xander Payne!
(‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill blasts through the speaker but Xander doesn’t come out.)
Rich Russillio: Where is he? Xander Payne can be called a lot of things, but a coward isn’t usually one of them…wait, what is that sound?
(A roaring engine can be heard as Xander Payne rolls out on the stage driving a forklift.)
James Peters: That’s the forklift Xander trapped Myler with! He’s driving it back out here, likely trying to drive home a message to Myles! How the hell did he get that thing to Russia?!
Rich Russillio: Who the fuck knows?? Anyways! Xander Payne was the self proclaimed ‘New Breed God’, he’s hoping to overcome Myles here tonight on his way to claim the crown of King of the Elite!
(Xander parks the forklift by the ring, and steps off it to the ring, smirk on his face.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponent, from Melbourne Australia, weighing in at 208 pounds ….’The Soldier’ Myles!
(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi plays as Myles makes his way to the ring, the crowd cheering at his appearance. He pauses by the forklift and shakes his head at Xander before sliding under the ring ropes.)
Ruch Russillio: Their first meeting ended in Myles stuck under that very forklift, but here tonight the Soldier is looking to avenge the loss and move forward in the King of Elite tournament.
James Peters: You’re right, Xander Payne could have possibly unleashed a lion after their last match, former champion or not, Myles is a very game competitor!
(The referee calls for the bell as Bella exits the ring.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: There is the bell, and OH MY! These two aren’t holding back anything as they run at each other, each throwing forearms into the face of the other! Neither competitor is giving any ground as each is seemingly looking to send their forearms through the back of the other’s head! Perhaps sensing that he isn’t getting anywhere, Xander goes for for the eyes of Myles! The Soldier stumbles back against the ropes as Payne rushes forward and flattens Myles with a clothesline! A cocky grin on his face, Xander seems to have the match well in hand here in the early going. Myles, vision clear now, slaps Xander across the face, wiping the smirk off the Paynekiller’s face!
James Peters: Xander doesn’t seem to like that at all! As the smirk fades to anger and he grabs Myles by the head and pulls him in tight headlock! Myles is pushed into the corner by Xander!
Xander Payne (Off mic): YOU’RE NOTHING! DO YOU HEAR ME? DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
James Peters: Xander feels disrespected by Myles here tonight! But the referee is calling for a break now, separating the two…MYLES WITH A SPEAR! Myles ran out of the corner, using his own body as a weapon against Xander, catching the former New Breed Champion off guard!
Rich Russillio: Myles takes him to the mat, following through with the spear, converting it to a double leg takedown, and transitions quickly to an armbar! The referee moves into position, but Xander refuses to submit! He manages to reach the ropes, forcing Myles to break the hold, but he transitions to a mount position and starts driving elbows into the face of Payne! Xander scrambles away from Myles, though, and manages to make it to his feet. There is no love lost between these two here tonight, and Myles rushes towards Payne again, this time catching him in a collar and elbow tieup! Trying to overpower Payne, Myles quickly seems to lose ground before shifting his weight and whipping Payne to the ropes…Myles ducks a clothesline from Xander and flips back, hitting a Pele kick! Xander is staggered from the kick, and Myles follows up with a dropkick, flooring Payne!
James Peters: Despite starting a little slow, Myles is taking it to Payne here tonight! He sends Payne back to the mat with an armdrag, and yet another, the second time Payne gets up he is met with a swinging neckbreaker! As Payne lays on the mat, Myles climbs the ropes…METEORA! As Xander stands he is met knees first from Myles! The legs are hooked as the referee gets into position!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
James Peters: Kickout from Payne! Myles keeps on the pressure, however, and pulls Xander to his feet, hooking his waistband for a suplex….NO! Xander counters and delivers a snap suplex of his own! Payne shakes his head, looking to clear the cobwebs, and delivers a fierce kick to the side of the head of Myles! XANDER SEEMS TO HAVE SNAPPED! HE IS STOMPING THE HEAD OF MYLES, THE REFEREE IS COUNTING, BUT XANDER SEEMS TO BE PAYING NO HEED AS MYLES SEEMINGLY GOES LIMP!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Rich Russillio: Xander stops right as the referee was about to count ‘five’. He needs to be careful, unless he wants to he disqualified! Myles is starting to move slightly, but took a hell of a lot of punishment there! Xander kicks at the head of Myles, who spasms from the strike. Myles has started to pull himself to the corner now, unaware that he is being stalked by Payne. Myles on his knees now in the corner, facing away from Xander, who has backed away a few steps…RUNNING CANNONBALL! XANDER CRUSHES MYLES INTO THE CORNER! Payne is brutalizing his opponent here tonight! Xander drags Myles to the center of the ring and hooks his legs for the pin.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Rich Russillio: NO! Myles just manages to roll his shoulder up at the last minute! Payne is frustrated, but pulls Myles to his feet and whips him to the ropes, he could be looking for his pop-up powerbomb! NO! XANDER PAYNE LIFTED MYLES FOR THE POWERBOMB, BUT MYLES COUNTERED WITH A NASTY HEADBUTT TO THE NOSE OF PAYNE! BLOOD SPLATTERS EVERYWHERE AS MYLES DROPS BACK TO THE MAT! Xander stumbles back against the ropes, blood oozing between the fingers of the hand held to his face!
James Peters: The referee is pulling out the latex gloves now, as there is a huge amount of blood flowing from Xander Payne’s nose! Meanwhile, Myles is still recovering from the vicious stomp attacks he suffered earlier, and tries to regain his footing. Xander is regain his bearings as the referee checks on Payne before moving back, there won’t be any referee stoppages here, this isn’t Empire after all! Panye, dazed look in his eyes, moves toward Myles, but is met with a quick kick to the gut from Myles, who then delivers a hard chop across the chest of Xander, driving him back! Myles runs to the ropes as Xander reels from the busted nose!
(There is a rise out of the crowd as DRAKE KING runs down to ringside before pausing and entering the forklift. He backs away from the ring as the action goes on, Xander and Myles oblivious.)
James Peters: XANDER COUNTERS THE ATTEMPT AT A HURRICANRANA WITH A POWERBOMB! MYLES IS OUT!
(Drake hits the ring, causing Xander to stumble to his knees, before exiting the forklift and entering the ring.)
James Peters: DRAKE IS LOOKING TO REPAY XANDER FOR COSTING HIM THE KING OF ELITE! XANDER IS ON HIS KNEES AND DOESN’T SEE DRAKE YET…GUILLOTINE! DRAKE HIT THE RUNNING KNEE! Myles pushes Drake, seemingly trying to get an answer from him…KING’S ORDER! Drake hits the pedigree, flattening Myles as well as Xander!
(As Drake laughs after driving another kick to the head of Payne, the referee waves off the match and leans through the ropes, talking to Bella.)
James Peters: Looks like there is some sort of decision here, let’s see what the official stance is!
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the official has rules this match a ‘No Contest’, as both men were attacked by Drake King!
Rich Russillo: No contest?! This was supposed to be a qualifier for King of the Elite, how can it be no contest?!
James Peters: Drake certainly has made an impact here tonight, his feud with Xander spilling across brands!
(Ringside security has rushed out and is pulling Drake King away from the ring as both Xander and Myles are left laying in the ring.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for vegemite featuring a the various Australian members of the EAW roster! They recreate the iconic 1950s jingle ‘Happy Little Vegemites.’)
(Voltage returns from commercial and the camera fades backstage. Sofia Clarke is joined by a smirking Drake King, who just sabotaged Xander Payne’s match against Myles. Drake seems satisfied as Sophia looks at him in the eyes and starts speaking.)
Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m joined here by Drake King!
Drake King: Yeah, it’s the King himself…
Sofia Clarke: Drake, you’ve been going back and forth with Xander Payne, destroying each others matches and tonight you sabotaged a King of Elite qualifier match, which is pretty important. Do you have anything to say about that?
Drake King: I mean, I made sure Xander didn’t win the National Elite Championship. I’m sure he won’t be bothered that much by this. He got what he deserved after attacking me last night on Showdown and I’m very pleased about it. If there’s someone I feel bad about that’s Myles, but he got in my way. Th-
(Myles comes from behind, smashing a kendo stick across the spine of Drake King, who falls to his knees, screaming in pain. Myles jumps on Drake smashing his forearms on King’s head ruthlessly. Sofia backs out as all of a sudden Xander Payne comes out with a steel chair.)
*SMASH* *SMASH* *SMASH* *SMASH*
(Xander Payne crushes the steel chair right on the back on both Myles and Drake. He goes to land another shot on Drake, but Drake rolls out of the way. The chair smashes on the floor, causing Xander to drop it. Drake kicks the side of both Xander’s legs who falls on his knees and Drake delivers a superkick! But then Myles pushes a huge equipment box, smashing Drake against the wall. He then grabs Xander and sends him smashing through a table full of snacks with a german suplex! Myles grabs a ladder but as soon as he turns around Drake King smashes his face with a brass knuckle punch. Apparently Drake just carries those around! Myles is busted open as Drake turns his attention back to Xander, but Xander smashes a clothes iron across Drakes skull!!! Blood starts gushing from an open wound and covers Drake’s face. Drake falls to the ground motionless, that blood flowing like a crimson river. Xander stands over Drake.)
Xander Payne: How does that feel, son of a…
(Out of nowhere Myles hits the back of Xander’s head with a bicycle knee strike, but a steel chain was wrapped around his knee!!!! Xander falls like a ragdoll to the floor, busted open and bleeding. Myles is exhausted and has war wounds of his own. His face is bloodied as well, and he falls to the ground. He’s barely crawling away as security FINALLY comes into the scene. They’re flanked by medics and they immediately start checking on all three men. Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break featuring Xander and Peyton Payne for Hello Fresh.)
(Voltage returns from break. As it does, “Can I Live” by Jay-Z comes on, and the Moscow audience comes alive as the usual white hot lights flood the LED stage and Impact walks out with the usual air of arrogance, as well as confidence. )
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME “THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHAMPION”, IIIMMMPPAAAAAAAAACT!!!!
Rich Russillio: The only man to hold 7 World Championships in the tenured history of Elite Answers Wrestling! This man doesn’t just deserve a place in the Hall of Fame, he deserves his own damned wing in it!
James Peters: When you’re in the presence of greatness you must recognize it Rich. We are witnessing history every time Impact makes an entrance, whether you love him or you hate him. As far as Imp is concerned he is in uncharted territory when it comes to Elite Answers Wrestling lore. He has had unparalleled accomplishments at only 38 years of age not just in EAW but in the entire world of combat sports, and you can tell he’s far from finished Rich. He’s eyeing the incomparable number 8, and there’s not a thing in this world that can deter him from his goal.
(Impact takes the ring with a stage presence that suggests that he’s been there many times before. He stands by with a microphone in hand as his music dies down, and looks around casually at the 35,000 spectators in the Moscow Olympic Stadium — many who are chanting his name.)
Impact: Ten years ago it began. An era that would remain unparalleled, a dynasty that began at the 2nd annual Road to Redemption event and would remain until this very day… that was the night where I became solidified as the exemplary figure for greatness in this company, that is the night “Impact” became synonymous with the word “champion”. After defeating Starr Stan to maintain my legendary National Elite Championship reign, and being screwed out of that exact same reign in mere minutes by Regulator, I was given two choices on that night… accept the fate that has been orchestrated by those who were bestowed enough power to spite me, or write my own history – chapter by chapter – line after each line. That was when I made the choice, that was when I broke my way into the gates of the kingdom, I absconded authority from those who held hegemonic order, and I snatched the crown with these two hands. And in one Elimination Chamber I toppled four EAW Hall of Famers, 5 other World Champions, and I reached the holy grail resting at the highest point, at the highest peaks, at the apogee of this entire industry. Then I proceeded to do the same thing six more times, slight work.
(Impact smirks and dusts his shoulders off, and the audience cheers for him for the most part, although some boo.)
Impact: I could take you on an in-depth history lesson of all seven of my current existing reigns, but you can all open up the EAW Network and watch history for yourselves. I have accomplished what most human beings couldn’t even fathom of accomplishing in their wildest dreams for that gold. I went to war with the legendary Drastik for all of 2009 over the World Heavyweight Championship, I toppled the legendary Ronn Banks in an epic, five star thriller at Pain for Pride 3. Hell, my inaugural Answers World Championship reign in 2011 established not only a new era, but a new precedent, as my reign paved the way for THIS VERY BRAND to flourish. Under the rule of Impact Voltage went from an upstart vision to a staple in this league long before anybody heard of Rex McAllister.
While certain bozos boast about making it out of Extreme Elimination Chambers, I’ve made it out of THREE of ’em. Count it, (holds up each finger) 1, 2, THREE of ’em. With THREE different World Title chips. That’s right, ACTUAL GOAT shit, what the fuck’s a Ahren Fournier? Road to Redemption 2012, three years after my reign of unparalleled dominance began, I walked into the Elimination Chamber similar to where I am now: disrespected, underestimated, overlooked. Amazing how these cretins overlooking motherfuckers who tower over them. But y’all remember what transpired that night don’t you? I’ll say it for the people in the back — I DOMINATED EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. Like I said, slight work.
Of course the haters always try to hit you with a buzzword, like that bullshit going around about how I’ve been “complacent” lately. Nah, I ain’t complacent, I’m just better than you. *shrugs* It’s why my last EAW World Title win was my easiest. I remember it like it was yesterday, Shock Value 2016, but ain’t shit was shocking about it. Just look at who they had me up against. As I only get better with age, this shit only becomes easier with time. That’s why I laugh when the bottom dwellers of the world sound off from their lowly ass state; y’all are so beneath me I’m surprised you can even see me, let alone downtalk me from your figmental high horse.
(Impact turns to the stage.)
Impact: Winning World Championships is in my DNA. There are three promises in life, 1. Death, 2. Taxes, 3. Impact holding World Championships. I’ve given you seven reasons why I’m the best to ever touch a title belt, but I think it’s time we make it official: It’s time for number eight.
(The crowd gives a huge mixed reaction to that line.)
Impact: Rex McAllister says he’s easy to find. He claims if a title shot is what you want, all you have to do it ask. I’m not here to “ask” for anything, if I want something I’ll take it. That is why I am employing my Gawd Contract and I am DEMANDING I get the World Heavyweight Championship match that I deserve, on 2 February in Johannesburg, South Africa. The uncrowned king of EAW reclaims his throne in the motherland, because I will be competing for the World Heavyweight Championship, whether you like it or you don’t.
Impact: Unlike most of you hapless nitwits who are forced to deal with the cards you’re handed, I have lived a life of both stability and certainty. I form an agenda and I execute like the flawless evolved being that I am. However one that that isn’t certain is who will walk into King of Elite as the World Heavyweight Champion. A certain Noah Reigner has opted to call my Gawd Contract into question, which – to be honest – I can’t be mad at, because he has no example of its power. Therefore I’ll simply have to make HIM the example. So I’ll tell you what Noah, better than proselytizing to you the powers that have been vested within my new contract, allow me to give you a first hand demonstration. Next week on Voltage you will be REQUIRED to face me in a one on one match, Impact versus Noah Reigner. And if the heavens open up above you and an angel descends to guide you in your match tonight against Rex McAllister, I suppose #8Reignz will come a lot sooner than expected. Just remember one thing Rex, Noah, your day in the sun is finite, you are destined to burn out like so many of the others. But what I represent is a flame that can never be extinguished, the mark I have left can never be expunged. Your time is temporary, but the legacy of Impact is eternal.
(Impact drops the mic and turns to leave the ring.)
(Impact steps through the ropes, changes his mind, and returns back into the ring before picking up his microphone again.)
Impact: Oh, one more thing. As far as our match next week Reigner, just to REALLY flex on your bitch ass, your little fancy signature move, the “Kill Shot” has been BANNED from the match. Good luck Reigner you Buster Douglas, one hit wonder headass, because you’re going to need it.
(“Can I Live” kicks back on and Impact tosses the microphone to the floor before trash talking to the camera, declaring himself the next World Heavyweight Champion and promising #8Reignz.)
James Peters: The bearer of evolved essence promising to continue the track record that has made him so legendary!
Rich Russillio: Well if you’re foolish enough to underestimate Impact then quite frankly you deserve to have everything you have taken from you! That man is not kidding around, and his Gawd Contract VERY MUCH assures him the very things he is asking for! You can consider it locked in, we WILL see Impact in the World Heavyweight Championship match at King of Elite!
(Commercial break for Webster’s Dictionary featuring Erebus Jennings. It’s followed up with a commercial for a matching thesaurus promoted by Soothsayer Hamasa.)
(Voltage returns from commercial.)
Bella Braxton: The following match is scheduled for … one fall!..
(The first song to hit the P.A. was Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog”. All attention turned to the stage and out walked Farrell V. The hot Russian crowd popped when Farrell stopped on the stage, looking down the ring at Bella with a smirk.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first.. From Indonesia, weighing in at 235 pounds! This.. is FA-RELL-V!
(Farrell does his thumbs taunt after every pronunciation. The crowd chants his name as Bella does.)
Rich Russillio: The crowd is behind Farrell tonight, and I’m interested to see how he and Jack Ripley come into this match. Both of these men were very driven this last week, leading into this match.
James Peters: Both men believed that they would leave Russia with the coveted victory tonight. So I expect both men to bring everything they have. Farrell looking to make a name for himself, and Ripley looking to change his fortunes on his new brand.
(Farrell has climbed into the ring where he marched to the center and re-did his thumbs down taunt with the crowd chanting along with his name. FA-RELL-V! Immediately afterwards, the music cuts and scratches into “A Story to Tell” by Woe, Is Me.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 240 pounds, The Straight Shooter – this is Jack Ripley!
James Peters: And here’s the former PURE champion, who fell into black days and ended up getting fired from Dynasty. Voltage swooped in to pick up this talented athlete and he promises to bring a whole new level of competition to Sunday nights.
Rich Russillio: Just imagine the possibilities of matches, James. Ripley versus McAllister. Ripley versus Reigner. Hell! Ripley versus Farrell V. I’m excited, James. VOLTAGE WELCOMES YOU, JACK RIPLEY!
(There was a drastic change in the environment when Ripley made his way out. Cheers turned to boos, because it was clear that the EAW fanbase did not feel the same regarding Ripley’s arrival as Rich and James did. Ripley marched down the ramp, paying the jeering crowd no mind. And after climbing into the ring, he ripped his entrance vest off and immediately went in after Farrell V with a barrage of punches!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: And here we go! Ripley starting the match off quickly, feeding Farrell a series of punches, catching him off guard. Farrell backs into the corner, trying to shield up. Ripley has turned away, walking out a few steps.. CHARGING in! CORNER CLOTHESLINE! NO! Farrell ducks under the attempt and Ripley crashes into the turnbuckle. Farrell has changed positions, hitting Ripley with a few solid kicks before driving his shoulder into Ripley’s stomach. Once, twice, three times.
James Peters: Ripley has had the air driven out of his lungs. And now Farrell backflips out, showing that athleticism of his. Charging back in looking for the fourth shoulder tackle…KNEE TO THE FACE! RIPLEY LIFTS HIS KNEE AND ALMOST KNOCKS FARRELL OUT! Farrell stumbles back and falls.. RIPLEY OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A CHARGING KNEE! DUCKED! FARRELL GRABS RIPLEY, ROLLING HIM UP – SCHOOL BOY!
James Peters: KICKOUT AT TWO! Both men starting this match quick. The crowd is giving them a big applause for the action so far. Both have rolled back up to their feet, and look to maybe slow it down now with a tie up. It’s Farrell that gets the advantage using his strength to pull Ripley into a headlock. Wrenching it in tight and dropping Ripley to a knee momentarily. Fighting his way back up to his feet now, Ripley grabs Farrell’s arm, slipping out.. Hammerlock counter by Ripley! Farrell looks like he’s thinking of a way out of it.. ELBOW STRIKE! That elbow caught Ripley right in the jaw.
Rich Russillio: Caused him to release the hold, too. Farrell turns around, BIG KICK TO THE FACE! Ripley staggers and now Farrell hitting the ropes..
James Peters: ELBOW STRIKE BY RIPLEY!
Rich Russillio: Answered by a ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY FARRELL!
James Peters: Ripley spins around.. PELE KICK!
Rich Russillio: The impact of that pele knocks Farrell back into the ropes. That gives Ripley time to return to his feet and now he’s bounced off of the far side ropes. He’s coming back full steam ahead..
James Peters: Farrell moving off of the ropes and side stepping Ripley! Ripley his, chest first to the ropes, REBOUND GERMAN SUPLEX BY FARRELL! HOLY HELL! BRIDGE TO PIN!
Rich Russillio: RIPLEY KICKS OUT! But he holds his neck in pain after landing hard there. Farrell sitting up, letting the air return to his lungs now I think. The pace is insanely quick for this match, but did you really expect anything else? Ripley rolling out to the apron of the ring, using the ropes to pull himself up. Farrell up to his feet now too, spots Ripley.. SMACK! Open palm slap to Ripley causing him to teeter a little bit. Farrell uses his grip on the top rope to slingshot himself over, catching Ripley’s head on the way down.. APRON DDT! DRIVING RIPLEY’S HEAD INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING! Stealing a move from Jack Ripley’s playbook there, and Ripley’s feeling the effects!
James Peters: But it looks like Farrell landed hard on the outside of the ring himself. He’s taking a moment to collect himself, maybe hitting his head off of the floor I think?
Rich Russillio: Ripley starting to stir. Farrell rolling to the barricade and pulling himself to his feet just a split second after Ripley is, and that was all Ripley needed. Farrell turned around.. SUPERKICK! Ripley just hit Farrell with an apron version of ‘You’ll Float Too’! Farrell, somehow, still standing though!
James Peters: Ripley takes a step back.. Runs the length of the apron and flys off! CANNONBALL SENTON! RIPLEY CRASHES ONTO FARRELL AND THE TWO SPILL ONTO THE FLOOR, HITTING THE CROWD BARRIER!
(“HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!” chants fill the arena, despite them being in somewhat broken english.)
James Peters: Would you listen to this crowd? They’re loving this match between these two.
Rich Russillio: These two have been nothing short of breathtaking so far. :whew:
James Peters: It looks like Ripley and Farrell are using each other to return to their feet. Ripley fires off a forearm that lands flush. Farrell answers with one of his own! Ripley! Farrell! Ripley! FARRELL BLOCKS IT! FARRELL DROPS DOWN AND SWEEPS RIPLEY’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH HIM!
Rich Russillio: What is Farrell doing now? He effortlessly leaps up onto the barrier… MOONSAULT!
James Peters: RIPLEY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!… FARRELL LANDS ON HIS FEET! STANDING SENTON SPLASH!
Rich Russillio: Farrell holding his lower back a little, but still grabs Ripley, pulling him up to his feet and rolling him into the ring. Farrell follows in, immediately covering Ripley..
Rich Russillio: Quick shoulder up from Ripley. Farrell grabbing Ripley, positioning him and … ‘UNCLE’! THAT’S HIS CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!
James Peters: Ripley is reaching out for the ropes, not expecting the quick submission and Farrell is really wrenching in on it. Ripley screaming out, only his right arm is exposed as he reaches out, the left Farrell has tied in his legs. He’s trying to scratch and claw his way… but he’s just out of reach! IS HE GOING TO TAP OUT?!
Rich Russillio: NO! SOMEHOW RIPLEY ROLLS BACKWARD AND CONVERTS IT TO A PINNING POSITION!
Rich Russillio: Farrell has no choice but to let the submission go. Returning to his feet, he drills the side of Ripley’s head with a stiff kick, that kick echoing clear as day out here to the announce table. Farrell now allowing Ripley to push himself up to his feet, then turns and heads to the ropes.
James Peters: Ripley explodes to his feet, catching Farrell.. RELEASE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Farrell gets launched across the ring, coming to rest in the corner. Ripley kips up, turns and rushes into the corner — STIFF FACEWASH KICK! Ripley quickly drags Farrell out of the corner, climbs to the top.. MOONSAULT!! PERFECT LANDING! STAYS IN THE COVER!
James Peters: SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SPLIT SECOND!! Ripley can’t believe it. Farrell must have reached in deep to pull out that kickout. The Moonsault from Ripley was absolutely perfect, that should have ended the match I think.
Rich Russillio: Obviously not. Farrell isn’t letting this go without a fight, look. Ripley’s grabbed Farrell to pull him up, but Farrell is throwing shots aimed at Ripley’s stomach. Ripley’s lost his grip and Farrell pushes up to his knees. Ripley shakes off the effects of those punches and marches back to his foe.. SPINNING WHEEL KICK!! Farrell just jumped up and caught Ripley flush with that one.
James Peters: I can’t believe this match. No one has been able to maintain control since the beginning. That is how much this match, and moving through to the next round of King of Elite means to these two. Both men laying on the mat now, exhausted from this back and forth.
(The referee stands between them, beginning his count.)
Rich Russillio: Both men are now beginning to return to their feet. Farrell is located near the corner, and Ripley comes in on him. Hammering punches to the head, backing him up with an array of strikes. Turning he runs to the opposite corner … then runs back! DOUBLE KNEE PRESSSS… MISSED!!!!
James Peters: FARRELL MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND RIPLEY’S KNEES HIT THE TURNBUCKLE HARD! He drops down .. DROPKICK TO THE BACK BY FARRELL! Ripley is crushed in the corner, collapsing to his knees, only being held up by the turnbuckles and ropes now. It looks like Farrell has a plan. He grabs Ripley and hangs him upside down in a tree of woe… pointing to the opposite corner!..
Rich Russillio: NO! He can’t be thinking this! NO!
James Peters: Farrell marching to the corner, and climbing to the top! The fans shooting up to their feet.. HE’S GOING TO DO IT! CORNER TO CORNER DROPKICK! IF HE HITS THIS, IT’S ALL OVER!
Rich Russillio: LOOK AT THE DISTANCE, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!…
(“FA-RELL-V!” the crowd chanted loudly as Farrell did his thumb taunt)
James Peters: FARRELL JUMPS!!!!!!!!!! OHHH MYYY GOODDDDDD
Rich Russillio: RIPLEY MOVES! AHHHHH!!
(The crowd gasped!! Ripley used his core strength to pull himself up to avoid the dropkick. Farrell crashed, hitting the mat hard.)
Rich Russillio: FARRELL CRASHED AND BURNED!
James Peters: Now is Ripley’s chance. He’s untangled himself and now has pushed himself off of the top rope. Farrell is somehow still with us. I expected him to be down and out after that miss. But he’s rolled to the middle of the ring.
Rich Russillio: The crowd is electric right now. Even Ripley who they did not like at the beginning is getting his name chanted through this dueling chants.
James Peters: Farrell is beginning to push himself up and the referee is checking on him, making sure he’s oka—-
Rich: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!!!!! RIPLEY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THAT SUPERKICK TO THE KNEELING FARRELL!!!
(Farrell’s lights are turned out immediately after that superkick! He drops, and Ripley falls on top of him. The referee is in perfect position to drop and count..)
James Peters: RIPLEY HAS DEFEATED FARRELL AND IS MOVING ON IN THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!
Rich Russillio: WHAT A MATCH! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. NON-STOP OFFENSE FROM THESE TWO. MATCH OF THE NIGHT CANDIDATE FOR SURE!
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… JACK RIPLEY!!!!
( “A Story to Tell” rips through the P.A. system again after Bella’s announcement. Ripley rolls himself up to his knee, and the referee raises his hand in victory.)
(Voltage cuts from Jack Ripley celebrating his victory inside the ring, to Veena Adams walking down the hallway. Her beautiful blue eyes are glued to her phone, so she’s not really paying attention to where she’s going. So when she bumps into someone’s rather rock hard chest, she lets out a startled cry.)
Veena Adams: Excuse me! But you’re in my w-
(Veena cuts herself off as her eyes travel up and land on the face of The Visual Prophet. The expression on her face abruptly changes and she flashes a flirtatious smile.)
Veena Adams: Oh hey, cutie. You’re just the person I was looking for.
The Visual Prophet: Oh? And what can I do for you?
(Veena twirls a strand of blonde hair around her perfectly manicured finger.)
Veena Adams: Weeeeeell, Matty and I had a long talk about the injustice that happened to you last week, and while we can’t really do anything about the King of Elite tournament, we can get you on the actual show itself.
(The Visual Prophet raises a perfectly arched eyebrow and looks down at Veena.)
The Visual Prophet: Go on, Voltage Queen.
(Veena giggles a little.)
Veena Adams: I totally convinced Matty that he should push you forward as Voltage’s representative in the New Breed Championship match. So far, Empire’s Raven Roberts… a total hag by the way, so disgusting and trashy, and Showdown’s ugly hot Damon Diesel are in the match. Now why I don’t know what piece of garbage Dynasty will select to compete, but you are the only person worthy enough of being in that match for Voltage. No one screams ‘New Breed’ quite like you do.
(The Visual Prophet goes to reply, but Veena holds up her hand.)
Veena Adams: Oh… I’ll totally say your name. How does this sound? The Visual Prophet… The New Breed Sovereign?
(The corner of The Visual Prophet’s lips turn up into a little smirk.)
The Visual Prophet: I think that needs to be the only way these people ever say my name going forward.
(The Visual Prophet and Veena shake hands, officially cementing VP as the Voltage representative for the New Breed Championship. Voltage then fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for lemon pepper seasoning featuring Rex McAllister. Add it to your boneless, skinless chicken breasts for a pop of flavor.)
(Once again, Voltage returns from commercial.)
(‘Blackout’ by Company Flow starts playing as Lethal Consequences makes his way to the ring, focused as he gets a mixed reaction.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring, weighing in, at 230 pounds, from Oakland, California.. LETHAL, CONSEQUENCES!!
James Peters: This match is for number one contendership for the Openweight Championship. LC is one of the few people that I imagine can take that title, but we’ll see if he even gets to the title match.
(‘If I Had a Heart’ by Fever Ray follows as Prince of Phenomenal enters. He walks down the ramp allowing himself to be introduced.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. Weighing in at 220 pounds.. From, South Beach, Florida… PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL!!!
Rich Russillio: POP and LC have been going back and forth with words this week. It’s unfortunate one of these two are going to walk out losing this one, but the match is going to be great.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: This match is now underway, and the two men now circle the ring, staring right into each others eyes. The two men, start getting closer, and LC blasts POP with a forearm, BUT POP WITH A PELE KICK THIS EARLY ON!! POP not going for a cover though, and he’s now just blasting LC with hard hits on the ground! LC, backing into the corner but now he’s getting stomped out by POP! LC rolls outside of the ring but POP isn’t having it, he runs through the ropes for a suicide div- BUT LC CATCHES HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT!! LC, throwing POP back into the ring before following him, and now he goes for a cover!
James Peters: POP kicks out, but LC holds him by the head, and starts banging it against the mat! What a vicious display by LC this early on! LC now holding POP with a chinlock, trying to take the air out of him early on.
Rich Russillio: LC trying his best to keep POP grounded, but POP, gets to his knees before driving elbows into the midsection of LC. LC having to release the hold, and now POP charges at him with a Clothesline sending him out the ring! POP now runs through the ropes AND HE CONNECTS WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE!!! POP sending LC back into the ring as he waits on the apron, and it looks like he’s getting ready to hit the Springboard forearm! POP jumps onto the ropes, BUT LC SWEEPS THE LEG!! POP falling on the ropes before dropping into the ring, and LC now picks him up before hitting a snap suplex! POP is hurt, and LC is now backing up, measuring the Prince! LC runs in for a Clothesline, but POP catches the arm before slipping behind him, hitting a Neckbreaker!
James Peters: POP now, picking LC up, before Irish whipping him to the corner, and now POP is charging in! LC gets out of the corner though, and now attempts a German Suplex on POP, but he’s able to flip out of it, and now POP with an enzuigiri! LC falls into the ropes, but he rebounds off of it, hitting a huge Clothesline, taking POP’s head off! LC, shaking his head after getting hit with that enzuigiri, but now POP rolls him up!
James Peters: LC kicks out, but POP backs up, and runs in hitting a Penalty Kick! POP now backs up, and he eyes his opponent. He runs in looking for a Punt kick but LC gets out of the way, and hits the German Suplex this time! POP manages to get to his feet, but he falls into the corner, winded from the suplex. LC now runs in, but POP throws him up onto the top turnbuckle! POP now climbs up, looking for a Superplex, but LC PUSHES HIM OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! LC urges POP to get up, AS HE HITS A FLYING DROPKIC- NO! POP catches the legs of LC, and he turns his back to the turnbuckles, before Slingshotting LC face first into them! POP grabs LC immediately after, and lifts him up, hitting a Back Suplex! POP goes onto the second rope now, and connects with a diving elbow drop before going for a cover!
Rich Russillio: LC able to kick out, but POP now is staying on the offensive! POP grabbing the arms of LC, and now is just kicking his face in! LC, getting to his knees, and he’s pulling himself to the ropes! LC backs outside of it, forcing POP to back off, but as LC gets off of it POP immediately charges back at him! LC pulls the ropes though, sending POP over them, outside of the ring! LC rolls out now, and starts hitting POP with huge rights, knocking him down each and every time. POP, backing up against the barricade, but LC hits him with a forearm, before slamming his head against it, meanwhile the referee is at a count of three!
Referee: Four!.. Five!
Rich Russillio: LC rolls POP back into the ring before sliding in himself. LC walks towards POP BUT HE’S MET WITH A CALF CRUSHER OUT OF NOWHERE!!! LC IS STRUGGLING TO GET TO THE ROPES!!! HE’S TOO FAR!! LC, trying to grab POP by the neck now, AND LOOK AT THAT!! LC IS ABLE TO TURN IT INTO A CHINLOCK SUBMISSION!!! NOW IT’S POP IN TROUBLE!!! POP though, able to get to one knee, before hitting a Snapmare to get out of it! POP gets to his feet and runs the ropes, before hitting a running forearm smash to the face of LC! POP now going outside onto the apron, and it looks like he’s going for it again! LC slowly gets to his feet, AND THIS TIME THE SPRINGBOARD FOREARM CONNECTS!!! POP WITH THE COVER!!!
James Peters: LC GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!! POP now, looking to put him away here, as he’s setting up for the Crown of Thorns, but LC shoves him towards the ropes, BEFORE HITTING THE ROWS PEDAL!!! THAT SWINGING REVERSE STO CONNECTS, BUT LC IS BACKING INTO THE CORNER!! LC is urging for POP to get to his feet, and it looks like he has something in mind! POP, using the ropes to get to his feet, and he charges towards LC, ACID REIG- NO POP WITH A ROLL UP!!
James Peters: KICKOUT, AND NOW POP WITH AN ENZUIGIRI!! POP nearly caught with that Diamond Cutter, but he was able to turn it into a roll up with an amazing counter! POP now, HITS A PUNT KICK!!! What a punt, and now LC IS BUSTED OPEN!!! POP not giving LC a break though, as now he’s just pounding on the gash on Consequences’ forehead! LC’s head progressively turning into a crimson mask as he’s forced to pull himself out on the apron, forcing the referee to break the two up. POP follows LC to the apron though, and he’s picking him up, and he has him in a front headlock. This looks like POP is going for an apron DDT but LC DRIVES POP INTO THE RINGPOST!! LC now sitting on the apron, with an evil smile on his face as POP is hurting on the outside!
Referee: Two!.. Three!.. Four!
Rich Russillio: LC dropping down now, and he picks up POP, before PUSHING HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!!! POP still in pain, but LC isn’t done as he now slams POP face first into the apron, over and over!
Rich Russillio: LC restarts the count now, and now just stomps on POP outside of the ring. LC attempts to throw POP back into the ring, but POP reverses it, and slams LC’s head on the apron! LC is rolled into the ring, but quickly goes to the other side of it as POP follows. POP walks over to LC but he’s met with a huge forearm, causing him to stumble. POP retaliates with one of his own, and now the two are just going back and forth, blow after blow. This match has been physical from the start, but as you can see now POP is bleeding from the mouth, and LC from the forehead. This has taken a toll on both competitors, as this is for number one contendership for the Openweight championship.
James Peters: POP ducks a Clothesline, and attempts a Pele kick, but it’s blocked by LC. LC now pushes POP towards the ropes, leaving him hanging on the second one. LC runs back to rebound off the ropes, and attempts a 619 but POP rolls out the ring. POP quickly sweeps the leg out from under LC, and he climbs up to the top rope. POP now, HITS THE CHAPTER SIX!! THE SPIRAL TAP CONNECTS!!! THE COVER NOW BY POP!!!
James Peters: OH MY GOD!! LC PULLS POP INTO A ROLL UP!!!
James Peters: AND POP MANAGES TO KICK OUT!!! LC IS OUT OF IT, UNABLE TO EVEN MOVE!! POP, unable to believe what just happened! Not only did LC nearly win the match, but he did it by kicking out of the Chapter Six, rolling him up! POP now is just stomping on the left leg of LC now, after that Calf Crusher from before! POP picks LC up to his feet, BUT LC PUSHES HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! POP though, able to jump right up to the second rope, before going up top! POP measuring his opponent, BUT LC LUNGES RIGHT AT POP, SWEEPING HIS LEG!!! LC now, with what looks to be a last resort. What is he doing, as he climbs up to the second rope, and it looks like… No! OH MY GOD!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES, CONNECTS WITH THE ACID REIGN, OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! THAT’S IT!!! THAT’S IT!!! LC GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: WAIT! THE REFEREE CAUGHT IT!! POP’S FOOT IS UNDER THE ROPES!!! THE MATCH IS STILL GOING ON!!! LC CAN’T BELIEVE IT, AND NOW HE’S DRAGGING POP TO THE CENTER OF THE RING FOR ANOTHER COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: AND POP KICKS OUT!!! LC IS IN SHOCK!!! LC IS FURIOUS!!! POP, making a desperate attempt to crawl towards the ropes, but I don’t think he even has enough strength left to move! LC, picking POP up to his feet, and he lifts him into a Fireman’s Carry. POP, though, gets out of it and HITS A CHOP BLOCK TO THE LEFT LEG!!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!! I didn’t think POP had this left in him! POP, able to reach the ropes, and he pulls himself, but he’s unable to get to his feet, and drops down outside of the ring. LC, limping his way outside now, but POP drops him from the leg again! POP rolls LC back in, AND SLAMS THE SAME LEG INTO THE RINGPOST!!! POP gets back into the ring, before dropping his knee onto LC’s leg! POP now picking LC’s leg up, but he’s able to push the Prince off of him! LC now quickly backing up as POP charges at him, and now LC THROWS POP SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, AND NOW A ROLL UP!!!
James Peters: Close kickout by POP but LC is unable to get back on him! LC taking time in the corner because of his leg, but that’s a bad idea because POP once again runs in hitting a Clothesline! POP isn’t done yet, as he’s just hitting shoot kicks to the legs of LC, followed by vicious stomps leveling the man! LC is getting stomped out and POP is now going out on the apron once again! 450 SPLASH CONNECTS!!! What’s this, POP isn’t done yet, as he once again goes out onto the apron, and waits for LC to get to his feet! LC, slowly, gets back up, AND POP WITH THE SPRINGBOARD FOREAR- OH MY GOD!!! LC PULLED THE REFEREE IN THE WAY!!! POP HIT THE FOREARM ON THE REF, THE REF IS DOWN!!!
Rich Russillio: LOW BLOW BY LC, AND HE THROWS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!!! LC, going to the outside himself now, and what’s he doing!? LC taking out a chair, someone has to stop this! This is just uncalled for, AND NOW LC IS SLAMMING THE CHAIR ALL OVER POP!!! The referee, trying to get back into the ring but LC now with a big boot, before he could get back through the ropes! Now LC, putting the chair around POP’s neck, and OH MY GOD!!! ACID REIGN WITH THE CHAIR ON HIS NECK!!! LC THROWS THE CHAIR TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING, WAITING FOR A NEW REFEREE!!!!
James Peters: A new referee now is running in, and this is just not fair! There’s no way LC got away with this! The referee is in the ring and LC makes the cover!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNERR…… LEEETHALLLL CONNSEQUENCESSS!!!!!!
(Lethal Consequences rolls out of the ring, walking to the back to enjoy his victory.)
James Peters: What a sickening display by LC. This is downright unfair.
Rich Russillio: It sure is, but it looks like it doesn’t matter now, as LC is the new number one contender.
(Commercial break for Jelly: “Bitch, I’m here. Fuck you, Peanut Butter.”)
(Voltage returns from break and an infuriated Prince of Phenomenal is seen in the medical area. Medics are checking on him, making sure his neck is okay, and that Lethal Consequences didn’t do any serious damage. POP is understandably angry and upset, and he shoves all the medics away from him. POP goes to get up, but EAW doctor, Dr. Winston Brett, stops him.
Dr. Brett: Justin, I’ve got to advise you that getting up isn’t a good idea. We really need to get you to a local medical facility for further evaluation.
POP: Fuck a local medical facility, and fuck Lethal Consequences. That sonofabitch just tried to end my career. This is bullshit.
(POP, running off of guts and adrenaline, gets up and storms off. He’s limping slightly and holding his neck, but he is walking with a purpose as he heads down the hall, towards the direction of Matt Daniels’ office. How he’s not dead right now is a true testament to how tough he is. Once he reaches the door, he doesn’t bother to knock. Instead he barges right on in. A startled Veena Adams stops mid-selfie and jumps up from Matt’s chair.)
Veena Adams: Justin! What can I do for you?
POP: Where the hell is Matt?
(Veena shrugs and brushes her blonde hair back off her shoulders.)
Veena Adams: Who cares? I can help you though.
(POP gives her a look, but finally just lets out a frustrated sigh.)
POP: The way my match ended was bullshit. Lethal Consequences stole my ticket to King of Elite AND tried to end my fucking career. I had that match in my hands, and the Openweight Championship basically on its way to Voltage. I want his victory overturned. I DEMAND an opportunity at King of Elite and I want my rightful spot in the Openweight Championship match.
(Before Veena can reply, Matt walks into the office. As soon as he sees his old friend, POP, he can’t help but roll his eyes.)
Matt Daniels: What do you want, Justin?
Veena Adams (cutting off POP who was about to reply): POP is understandably frustrated about how his match ended against Lethal Consequences a few minutes ago, and honestly, I don’t blame him. Matthieu, I know you pride yourself on being a fair and completely unbiased man, and honestly, I think you should do something to fix the injustice that was done just now to POP.
(Veena gives POP a little wink, and she folds her arms across her chest. Matt is momentarily speechless.)
POP: Surely you’re not still salty I whooped you back at Wicked Games are you?
(Matt’s eyes narrow.)
Matt Daniels: So what would you suggest me do then? I’m not going to walk out there and strip Lethal Consequences of his victory. Regardless of how it went down, the referee’s decision is final.
(POP is about to reply, when Veena steps out from behind the desk and in between the two men. She gives them both a dazzling smile.)
Veena Adams: Well, I have an idea.
Matt Daniels (rolling his eyes): I’m sure you do.
Veena Adams (giggling): Duh. I’m an Adams! We have brilliant minds! So we have been advertising a Fatal Fourway for our King of Elite spot. Well since you literally just said yourself that referee decisions are final, we only have three spots filled. I would hate to travel all the way to Paris and just disappoint the fans with false advertising. So why don’t we give our very own prince an opportunity to become a king?
(Veena bits down on her bottom lip and glances between Matt and POP.)
Matt Daniels: With all do respect to you Justin, you didn’t earn a spot in the tournament.
POP: I wasn’t given a spot in the tournament!
Matt Daniels: You decided to answer TLA’s challenge…
Veena Adams: And Lethal Consequences just screwed him out of that match. Add POP to the finals, Matthieu. That fuck up from Showdown Drake King is the reason we have the open spot anyway.
Veena Adams: I would hate to call my Uncle Ryan and interrupt his recovery to ask him his opinion on this.
(A smirk finally crosses the Prince of Phenomenal’s face. Matt gives Veena a glare but finally throws his hands up.)
Matt Daniels: Fine. Consider it done.
(Veena claps her hands excitedly and POP nods, happy with his consolation prize. The scene fades to the ringside area as POP exits the office.)
(James Peters and Rich Russillio are seen behind the broadcast booth.)
James Peters: Wow… Veena really just went there with Captain Charisma.
Rich Russillio: She did. I was wondering how long it was going to take for her to start throwing some weight around.
James Peters: Literally a week.
(The camera switches to inside the ring where Bella Braxton is standing.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!!!
(The crowd erupts!)
Rich Russillio: We’ve been waiting all night for this! Rex McAllister! Noah Reigner! This is going to be an instant classic!
(“Don’t Stop” by InnerPartySystem starts blasting across the PA system. Noah Reigner and Evelyn Ridley step out from the backstage area and onto the stage. As usual, Evelyn looks angry at the world. As far as Noah goes, if the missing briefcase was going to be a distraction, it didn’t show on Noah’s face at all. He looks completely focused on his number one goal, which is to become World Heavyweight Champion.)
James Peters: The look across Noah’s face says it all.
Rich Russillio: Well I’m not surprised he looks this focused, James. This match is set to be the culmination of everything he’s been working towards here in Elite Answers Wrestling. From day one, Noah Reigner made it known that the only thing he was interested in was world championship gold. He’s competed all over the world, trained his entire career for this moment, and now it’s time for him to put up or shut up.
(Noah and Evelyn get inside the ring and take their places to the left of Bella. After a moment, Noah’s theme fades and is replaced by “Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Olympic Stadium comes absolutely unglued as the EAW World Heavyweight Champion, Rex McAllister, walks out onto the stage.)
James Peters: Listen to this ovation for our champion! I can barely hear Rex’s music over the noise this sold-out crowd is making. Add this to things I never thought I’d say, but it’s been an absolute joy to spend the last four days here in Moscow. These fans have been loud, proud, and treated to some of the best wrestling I have ever seen from the men and women that compete for EAW. This right here… (James has to pause for a second because he’s weirdly emotional) This is why I love this sport and why I’m just so glad to be back in this chair.
Rich Russillio: Cheers, mate. Getting a chance to call a match for someone like Rex McAllister is nothing short of a privilege. For lack of a better term, Rex is pure sex when it comes to wrestling.
James Peters: I think that’s why Jackson Blayde’s nickname for Rex, Sex Alabaster, has really taken off.
Rich Russillio: :wow:
(Rex gets inside the ring, locks eyes with Noah, and then turns to pose with the World Heavyweight Championship. The fans are screaming for the champion, stomping their feet, and truly giving this match the big fight feel it deserves. Rex finally takes his place to the right of Bella and passes the championship over to the referee, who holds it up in the air.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR….
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bella Braxton: AND IT’S FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST IS OUR CHALLENGER… JOINED TONIGHT BY EVELYN RIDLEY… FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON… WEIGHING IN AT 184 POUNDS… HE IS KNOWN AS THE ASSAULT RIFLE… NOOAAAHHHH RREEEIIIIGGGGGNNNNNNEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!!
(Noah glares at Rex as the crowd greets him with a mixed reaction. Neither him nor Evelyn acknowledge their existence.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM SEA ISLE, NEW JERSEY… WEIGHING IN AT 238 POUNDS… HE IS THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… RRREEEEXXXXX MMMCCCAAALLLIIISSSTTTEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!
(Rex does play to the crowd a bit because he’s perfect. Evelyn gets out of the ring and the referee passes the championship off to Bella. She gets out of the ring as well, and Noah steps up to Rex. The two men are basically nose to nose.)
Rich Russillio: Man. I can feel the tension between these two. They did not hold back when going at one another this week. This main event is worthy of a Free-Per-View and we are damn lucky to be getting it here tonight on Voltage. I really can’t stop saying that.
James Peters: Honestly. I feel so blessed for my job and the fact that you and I landed this gig on Voltage, Rich. We’re some grateful mother fuckers tonight. :blessed:
Rich Russillio: :blessed:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: Rex and Noah are circling one another. I feel like this is going to be a pretty technical match because both of these men are just damn good wrestlers. It’s Rex who initiates the lock up, and immediately Noah looks to reverse. He locks his arms around Rex’s waist and looks to bring the World Heavyweight Champion down to the mat with a side suplex. But Rex is able plant his feet, catch Noah with an elbow, and reverse their positions. Rex is able to get Noah down to the mat, and he looks for a front face lock. Noah rolls out of the way, gets back to his feet, and goes for a kick.
Rich Russillio: Rex dodges the kick, gets back to his feet, and smirks at Noah.
James Peters: This is gunna be insane.
Rich Russillio: Noah and Rex charge at one another again and this time they don’t go for the lock up! Rex greets Noah with a forearm right to the face, and that forces Noah to fire back with one of his own! They grab one another by the neck and this has broken down into a slugfest already! Back and forth they go… trading these stiff forearm shots! It’s Rex who finally manages to land more than one, and he is absolutely going to town on Noah Reigner right now! Rex is not holding back! Noah is backed against the ropes now!
James Peters: But Noah catches Rex in the eye with a thumb! Rex staggers back! Noah pushes himself off the ropes and takes Rex down with a clothesline! Noah mounts the champ and starts wailing away! Forearm!! ELBOW!!! STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND TO REX’S JAW!!! Noah repeatedly strikes Rex in the face, head, and neck with those punches, and Rex is finally able to use his weight advantage to muscle Noah off of him and climb back to his feet! Noah flies at Rex, looking for another clothesline, but Rex ducks!!! Noah whirls around! Rex with a huge uppercut that sends Noah staggering back! REX WITH ANOTHER UPPERCUT!! AND ANOTHER!!! AND HE HAS NOAH BACKED INTO THE CORNER NOW! REX IS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO THE CHALLENGER NOW, AND NOAH IS DOWN INTO A SITTING POSITION!!! REX SLAMS HIS KNEE INTO NOAH’S FACE!!! HE GRABS NOAH BY THE HAIR!!! HE DRAGS HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND SNAPS HIM DOWN INTO A SITTING POSITION! REX WITH A STIFF KICK TO NOAH’S BACK! ANOTHER!! ANOTHER!!! ANOTHER!!!
Rich Russillio: Holy shit!
James Peters: REX GRABS NOAH AND PULLS HIM UP!!! HE ATTEMPTS TO WHIP HIM ACROSS THE RING!! NOAH PLANTS HIS FEET THOUGH! REX TRIES AGAIN! NOAH IS LIKE NO WAY!! REX DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO NOAH’S MIDSECTION… SENDS HIM ACROSS THE RING… BUT NOAH HOOKS HIS ARMS!!!!
Rich Russillio: Look at Rex though! He’s so freaking smart inside that ring. He’s motioning for Noah to come back at him instead of going towards Noah. Noah looks pretty annoyed at the moment, but he is one of the most competitive and driven people here in EAW. Not surprised at all to see him walk back towards Rex right now.
James Peters: Noah immediately swings at Rex, looking to connect with that right hand, but our champ ducks the blow! However, Noah gets his foot up and catches Rex in the stomach! Rex doubles over and that allows Noah to start clubbing Rex in the back! The champ drops to his knees and Noah grabs him a reverse headlock! Noah with the elbows to the back of Rex’s head now, and Rex is trying to use his mat expertise to get himself out of this hold. Noah lets go, but is quick to pull Rex up. Noah with his own European uppercut now, and he follows it up with a shoot style kick to Rex’s leg. Another uppercut and kick combo, and Noah forces Rex back into the corner!
Rich Russillio: Noah is stomping away on Rex right now, and instead of leaving him in the corner, Noah grabs Rex by the hair, throws him to the center of the ring, and drops his knee down across Rex’s back! Noah gets back up…
James Peters: BACK SENTON!!! NOAH GRABS REX UP!!! REX SWINGS AT NOAH!!! NOAH CATCHES HIM!!! OHMYGOD!!!! 91KO BY NOAH!!!! HE JUST CAUGHT REX AND NAILED HIM WITH THAT PUMPHANDLE HALF-NELSON DRIVER!!!! NOAH WITH THE COVER!!!!!
Rich Russillio: SEXY REXY WITH THE KICKOUT!!!!
James Peters: Wow. I didn’t expect Noah Reigner to be the one who had the first real opportunity to win the match, but he just came really close to gaining his first ever world championship here in EAW!!!
Rich Russillio: He really did.
James Peters: Noah grabs Rex up and hoists him up in the air!!! Suplex lift… and he drops Rex down face first across his knee!!!! Noah jerks Rex up again and throws him into the corner! Noah charges towards Rex and catches him with a running corner clothesline! Now Noah is absolutely lighting up Rex with those shoot style kicks to the legs and chest. Noah rears back and unleashes a huge knife edge chop to Rex’s chest!!! Noah with another chop!!! Rex fires back with a right hand that catches Noah in the jaw! Rex with a chop of his own! Rex pushes himself out of the corner and Noah fires back with a chop!!! Now it’s Rex! And now they are both going back and forth… just chest chopping the fuck out of each other… pardon my language. Noah’s chest and Rex’s chest are twinning now, both very red!!!! Noah slams his knee into Rex’s midsection and forces the champ back into the corner!!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH RUSHES TO THE OTHER CORNER, AND AROUND THE RING!!! FACE WASH!!! HE CATCHES REX IN THE SIDE OF THE FACE WITH THAT KICK!!! NOAH BEGINS KICKING THE SHIT OUT OF REX NOW, PLACING THOSE KICKS ACROSS THE CHEST OF THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! YOU CAN ALREADY SEE THE BRUISES STARTING TO FORM FOR REX BECAUSE NOAH HAS BEEN HITTING HIM THAT HARD!!!! REX’S CHEST IS TURNING PURPLE NOW!!!! NOAH BACKS UP A BIT… NOAH TAKES OFF RUNNING!!!!
James Peters: NOAH WITH THE RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE STRIKE!!!!
Rich Russillio: NO!!!! REX MOVES!!! REX MOVES!!! NOAH CRASHES CHEST FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!!!!
James Peters: REX QUICKLY CAPITALIZES!!! HE ROLLS NOAH UP!!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH THROWS REX OFF OF HIM AND GETS BACK TO HIS FEET!!! REX WHIRLS AROUND! NOAH WITH THE MOST DISRESPECTFUL SLAP EVER TO THE FACE OF REX!!! REX FIRES BACK WITH THE STIFFEST RIGHT HAND I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! NOAH WITH A COUNTER PUNCH THAT CATCHES REX STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JAW!!! REX WITH THE FOREARM! NOAH ANSWERS! REX WITH A CHEST CHOP! NOAH DOES THE SAME! PUNCH FROM REX! CHOP FROM NOAH! REX WITH THE SIDE KICK! NOAH WITH A KICK OF HIS OWN! THESE TWO ARE NOW SCREAMING AT ONE ANOTHER! ALL THE ANIMOSITY BETWEEN THEM REACHING A BOILING POINT!!!!
James Peters: NOAH SLAMS HIS HEAD AGAINST REX’S AND I WISH OUR CAMERAS COULD PICK UP WHAT THEY’RE SAYING!!!
Rich Russillio: :lupe:
James Peters: Rex shoves Noah back and screams at him to bring it!!
Rich Russillio: The two men lock up, and jockey back and forth for position!!! Rex with the nice takedown armbar, and Noah finds himself on the mat at the moment. Noah is able to fight through the pain and get back to his feet, but Rex continues to twist that arm and manipulate it to cause Noah an extreme amount of discomfort. Noah with the roll through now though… and he is able to get control of Rex right now. Noah twists that arm, and Rex grabs Noah by the wrists, looking to pry the Assault Rifle’s hands apart. Noah maintains control of the hold, but Rex finally gets down to the mat and flips through.
James Peters: But Noah doesn’t allow the reversal to happen. Instead he slams his knee into Rex’s chin, causing the champion to fall back. Noah drops down and places his knee across Rex’s throat to hold him down, and now he’s taking Rex’s hand and bending his fingers all the way back. Noah is pretty good at the joint manipulation aspect of professional wrestling thanks to the time he spent at Combat Church in Albany.
Rich Russillio: Rex is a master technician though and knows exactly what Noah is about to attempt, so he quickly gets his legs up, and pulls Noah into a body scissors. Noah lets go of Rex, slips out of the hold, and gets back to his feet. Rex does the same and the two men start circling one another once again.
James Peters: It’s Noah who makes the first move this time and he grips Rex by the waist. Noah looks to bring Rex down with a suplex, but Rex gets the elbow up, grabs Noah, and brings them both down to the mat. Rex immediately grabs Noah in a head scissors, and the Assault Rifle bridges up in an attempt to flip over! Rex is a little too strong so Noah lowers himself back down and begins to move around, looking to get out of the hold. He finally gets himself in position where he can get his feet underneath of him and he pushes himself up. He takes his knee and drives it into Rex’s, and the World Heavyweight Champion is forced to let go.
Rich Russillio: Noah grabs Rex and pulls him up, but Rex catches Noah in the stomach with an elbow before the Seattle native can do anything else. Rex elbows Noah again and this time, Noah lets go. Rex throws himself back against the ropes… SPINNING UPPERCUT!!!! NOAH GOES DOWN! REX WITH THE KICKS AND STOMPS TO THE CHALLENGER NOW, AND NOAH IS ATTEMPTING TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING! REX GRABS NOAH, AND PULLS HIM BACK, AND STOMPS AWAY ON THE LOWER BACK AND LEGS OF REIGNER! REX FINALLY PULLS NOAH UP AND SENDS HIM ACROSS THE RING! THE MOMENTUM SENDS NOAH RIGHT BACK INTO REX’S WAITING ARMS! FIREMAN’S CARRY DRIVER! STANDING MOONSAULT!! REX IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HE GRABS NOAH REIGNER!
James Peters: REX THROWS NOAH INTO THE CORNER! REX RUSHES TOWARDS NOAH!!! CORNER CLOTHESLINE! NOAH’S HEAD SNAPS BACK FROM THE IMPACT OF THAT! REX IS QUICK TO FOLLOW IT UP! HE GRABS NOAH AND PLANTS HIM BACK IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A BULLDOG! REX GOES FOR THE COVER… NO! REX IS BACK UP, AND HE GRABS NOAH UP!!!! TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!!!! NOW REX IS SLAMMING HIS FIST INTO NOAH’S FACE! NOAH’S BUSTED OPEN NOW AND BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE! REX WITH ONE LAST SHOT TO THE FACE AND NOW HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH GETS THE SHOULDER UP! :whew:
James Peters: Rex took Noah to task there.
Rich Russillio: Rex is not playing around, not that he ever does. Rex once again helps Noah back to his feet. I think it’s about time we see the Rex Effect!!! Rex goes to whip Noah across the ropes…
James Peters: BUT NOAH RAKES REX ACROSS THE FACE!!!!
Rich Russillio: Total desperation move by Noah!!!!
James Peters: But smart because he was very close to being on the receiving end of the Rex Effect and this match would have been over!!!!
Rich Russillio: Noah has to dig deep now and take advantage of this situation!!! He quickly grabs Rex from behind and brings him down with a quick release dragon suplex!!! Noah gets back and motions for Rex to get up! Noah is waiting!!! Rex is up!!! Noah rushes towards the ropes!!!!
James Peters: SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT OFF THE ROPES AND INTO A COVER!!!!
Rich Russillio: NO!!!!
James Peters: Noah jerks Rex up!!!! He chops him across the chest again! Noah with another kick across Rex’s chest!!! Noah with a chop!!! He follows it up with a kick!!! Rex is eating these shots as best he can!!! Noah with another chop!! A kick!!! ANOTHER CHOP!!!
Rich Russillio: NO! HE FAKED IT!!! NOAH WITH ANOTHER DDT!!!! NOAH PULLS REX UP AND LIFTS HIM IN THE AIR!!! NOAH WITH THE INVERTED CRUCIFIX CUTTER!!!!
James Peters: HE CALLS THAT THE ROGUE CUTTER: THE TRINITY!!! NOT SURE WHY BUT IT’S PRETTY FREAKING EFFECTIVE!!! NOAH WITH THE COVER!!!!
Rich Russillio: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
James Peters: REX’S FOOT IS ON THE ROPES!!!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH IS IN DISBELIEF!!! ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING EVELYN RIDLEY IS FURIOUS!!!! NOAH HAD THIS MATCH!!!!
James Peters: BUT HE HAS GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER AND NOT GET FRUSTRATED!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH STANDS UP AND ONCE AGAIN HE PULLS REX UP!! OUR CHAMP… OUR PRIDE AND JOY REX MCALLISTER IS STILL SWINGING! HE MANAGES TO GRAZE NOAH’S JAW WITH A PALM STRIKE! NOAH BRUSHES IT OFF!! REX TRIES AGAIN AND THIS TIME HE LANDS A PUNCH TO NOAH’S PREVIOUSLY BUSTED OPEN NOSE!! NOAH FIRES BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND! REX WITH A LEFT! NOAH WITH A RIGHT AND A LEFT! REX WITH TWO RIGHT HANDS AND A KICK!!! HOW IN THE HELL ARE THEY STILL FIGHTING LIKE THIS?!
James Peters: THESE TWO HAVE LITERALLY BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER FOR MOST OF THIS MATCH!
Rich Russillio: REX GRABS NOAH AND HITS HIM WITH A KNEE! HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! EVELYN RIDLEY IS ON THE APRON NOW AND THIS DRAWS THE ATTENTION OF THE REFEREE!!! NOAH EATS ANOTHER ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD BUT HE STRIKES BACK!!!!!
James Peters: RIGHT IN REX’S BABY MAKER!!!!!
Rich Russillio: GOOD THING HE ALREADY KIDS!!! SHOUT OUT TO MARRKADE!!!!
James Peters: REX DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES AND EVELYN IS DOWN OFF THE APRON!!! NOAH TAKES A MOMENT TO COLLECT HIS BEARINGS AND HE RISES TO HIS FEET!!!! REX IS SLOW TO GET UP AS WELL. NOAH RUNS BACK AGAINST THE ROPES…
Rich Russillio: KILL SHOT!!! KILL SHOT!!! KILL SHOT!!!!
James Peters: NOAH ACTUALLY GOT REX WITH THE KILL SHOT THANKS TO HELP FROM EVELYN RIDLEY!!!! NOAH WITH THE COVER!!!! NEW CHAMP!!! NEW CHAMP!!! NEW CHAMP!!!
Rich Russillio: IMPACT!!! IMPACT!!! IMPACT!!!
James Peters: IMPACT IS IN THE RING AND HE JUST GRABBED NOAH!!!! THESE TWO ARE GOING TO FACE EACH OTHER NEXT WEEK!!!! EVELYN RIDLEY IS IN THE RING!!! SHE LEAPS ON IMPACT!!! IMPACT LETS GO OF NOAH!!! HE GRABS EVELYN BY THE BACK OF THE NECK AND SLAMS HER INTO THE MAT!!! IMPACT SLAMS HIS FOOT IN EVELYN’S FACE WITH SO MUCH FORCE THAT I’M SURE HE BROKE IT!!! THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!!! THIS MATCH IS OVER AND I’M PISSED OFF ABOUT IT!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Rich Russillio: NOAH CHARGES AT IMPACT…
James Peters: EVISCERATION!!!! NOAH REIGNER IS OUT!!!!
Rich Russillio: This crowd is booing the hell out of Impact! He literally just ruined this championship match and for what reason?!?!?!?!?!
James Peters: Because he wants to take the championship from Rex obviously. Impact might want to prove a point to Noah, but no doubt he wants to rectify his loss to Rex from Road to Redemption and hit the champion where it’s going to hurt the most!!!
Rich Russillio: Wow. Noah Reigner literally had the championship won, and Impact cost him everything.
James Peters: What a fucking night. Who the hell knows what’ll happen next week.
Rich Russillio: Noah Reigner will be out for blood, that’s for sure. Ever since Road to Redemption things have fallen apart for him.
James Peters: Too true. Also next week, we well find out who’s going to King of Elite to represent Voltage!
Rich Russillio: For James Peters, I’m Rich Russillio. Goodnight.
(Before EAW fades to black, the camera zooms in on Impact standing between the fallen bodies of Noah Reigner, Evelyn Ridley, and Rex McAllister. He’s gesturing towards his waist, where the World Heavyweight Championship would go, and screaming “8 Reignz”.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)