(EAW Intro Plays)
(The camera opens to a wide shot of the Jeunesse Arena which is packed to capacity with the EAW Universe, holding signs reading things like: ‘MS. EXTREME: THE ONLY TRUE AVA’, ‘KNELL TO THE GOD-EMPEROR’, and ‘I’M A BRO’. The scene cuts to the announce desk with Stew-O, Flannery McCoy, and Talib Bari, name plates appearing below them on screen.)
Flannery McCoy: Welcome to Dynasty where we fight on Friday Night! We’ve got one hell of a show for you tonight, and let’s not waste any time, Stephie Love is in the ring to call the participants of the opening match!
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
(‘Re-Education (Through Labour)’ by Rise Against begins to roar through the arena to thunderous boos as Mark Michaels walks out onto the stage. He gestures up towards the tron above him, which is displaying propaganda against EAW, before he marches down to the ring.)
Stephie Love: Introducing first, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighing in at 240 lbs…he is ‘PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE’….MARK MICHAELSSSSSS!
Flannery McCoy: Mark Michaels not only had some strong words to say to his opponent tonight, but also to the entirety of EAW! He is on a crusade and a victory against a former Answers World Champion could definitely put his movement on the map!
Talib Bari: I don’t even want to think about what would happen if Michaels somehow convinced people to agree with his cause. You see that propaganda footage, the guy is crazy! Acting like some kind of conspiracy victim…
Flannery McCoy: People might be jumping on the wagon, Talib! #FuckYou was trending worldwide after Mark’s last video!
Talib Bari: I wonder why.
(Michaels goes to his corner of the ring as ‘Re-Education (Through Labour)’ fades out and the opening monologue of ‘Wizard In Black’ by Electric Wizard begins to play. As the music kicks in, the cameras find Darkane at the top of the steps in the crowd, standing tall as he oversees the arena. The fans cheer as he makes his way down the steps towards the ring.)
Stephie Love: And introducing his opponent, from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing in at 243 lbs…he is ‘THE GRAVE WORM’…..DARKANEEEEEE!
Flannery McCoy: Here he is! Former Answers World Champion, former Hardcore Champion, member of The Black Cabal, the ‘Hardcore King’ himself – Darkane! And after last week’s war with the 1%, I have a feeling that he’s more than ready to make a statement here tonight!
Talib Bari: That’s right, Flannery. Darkane and Erebus, they managed to get a victory over the 1% in tag competition, but the 1% made sure to get the last laugh over The Black Cabal! If I was Mark Michaels, I’d be scared to go up against Darkane tonight – he has something to prove, and he needs to show that he won’t be put down by the 1%’s antics from last week!
(Darkane hops the barricade and enters the ringside area, slowly walking over to the ring apron as Michaels stares him down from his corner. Slipping under the bottom rope, Darkane goes to his respective corner, slipping his leather jacket off as the referee keeps the eager Michaels at bay. The two opponents watch one another as the official calls for the bell.)
(DING DING DING!)
Talib Bari: Mark Michaels wasting no time as he charges at Darkane! He manages to take Darkane off-guard with those vicious punches to the head! Great opening strategy here from Michaels as he keeps Darkane in his corner, rocking him a little right outta the gate! Darkane trying to defend against those strikes, but Michaels isn’t letting him get a chance! THAT’S how you open a match!
Flannery McCoy: The referee is trying to get Michaels off of Darkane, but Michaels not listening! Michaels grabbing Darkane by the hair and pulling him out of the corner…he gets Darkane in a tight headlock and runs out from the corner – Michaels going for a running headlock bulldog!
Talib Bari: NO! Darkane managing to slip out from that headlock before Michaels can jump, and he shoves Michaels from behind into the corner! Michaels hitting the turnbuckle with a thud, he turns around…YAKUZA KICK FROM DARKANE! That stunned Michaels, sending him slumping into the corner! Darkane grabs Michaels by the arm and pulls him out from the corner…SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE TURNS MICHAELS INSIDE-OUT! Darkane goes for the pin!
Flannery McCoy: Kickout by Mark Michaels! He may have been stunned by that combination, but it’s still too early in this match for him to stay down! Michaels was vicious right out of the gate, but he needs to be careful – as Darkane just showed, any small mistake can lead to a brush with defeat! Michaels is trying to get to his feet, Darkane grabs him by the neck to try to get him up…DARKANE GOES FOR A KNEE LIFT, BUT MICHAELS CATCHES HIS LEG! He manages to knock the other one out from underneath Darkane AND IS GOING FOR THE INVERTED FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! DARKANE IS STRUGGLING TO GET AWAY FROM MICHAELS, AND MICHAELS IS STRUGGLING TO GAIN CONTROL TO PROPERLY COMPLETE THE HOLD! Michaels trying to trap Darkane’s legs…but DARKANE REACHING UP AND HITTING THE MARK WITH A SNAP JAB TO MICHAELS’ JAW! ANOTHER! Michaels stumbles and releases the hold!
Talib Bari: What were you saying about mistakes, Flannery?! Both these men are focused right now, they’re taking every opportunity they can – and that was a close one for Darkane!
Flannery McCoy: It sure was, Talib! Darkane back to his feet as Michaels is stunned against the ropes, and Darkane CHARGES TOWARDS HIM! CACTUS CLOTHESLINE, BOTH MEN GO OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! Both of them felt the force of that clothesline, but it looks like Darkane may have been the one who got the real brunt of that impact!
(REPLAY: A new camera perspective shot from ringside captures the moment Darkane and Mark Michaels toppled over the top rope. Slow motion shows that the back of Darkane’s head rebounded off of the edge of the apron before both men fell into a crumpled heap on the floor.)
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Talib Bari: That clothesline might have knocked some sense into Michaels, but the way Darkane hit the apron looked nasty! No surprise that Michaels is the first to his feet, using the barricade to help him stand! A few fans take the opportunity to loudly boo Michaels, and he just flips them off before returning his attention to Darkane!
Referee: THREE! FOUR!
Flannery McCoy: Michaels picks the barely-moving Darkane up by the hair and IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Darkane’s head just bounced off that steel – I think I see a dent! The crowd are booing vehemently and Michaels is just soaking it in; he is the ‘Public Enemy Number One’ after all!
Talib Bari: The referee doesn’t look as pleased as Michaels does though! I don’t know how that was a legal move, but the referee has stopped his count to lecture Michaels! Both men look furious as they argue – if Michaels isn’t careful here, the official could call this match off!
Mark Michaels (off-mic, to referee): Shut the fuck up and do your job, quit telling me how to do mine! Corporate shill! How much do these hacks pay you to stand there and interfere in good fights? I don’t give a damn if you call it off, I’ll still beat the f–
Talib Bari: DARKANE WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF MARK MICHAELS’ HEAD! That shut Che Guevara up! Darkane stumbling a bit, I don’t blame him after the knocks to the head he’s taken, but he’s laying into Michaels with some sharp strikes! He rolls Michaels under the rope and back into the ring, quickly following behind…Darkane grabbing Michaels and trying to lift him for a GUTWRENCH SUPLEX!
Flannery McCoy: BUT MICHAELS ESCAPING AFTER LANDING SOME WELL-PLACED ELBOWS! He’s targeting Darkane’s head, and Darkane has no choice but to let Michaels go! Michaels turns around…DISCUS PUNCH TO DARKANE! Darkane is groggy on his feet and Michaels turns him around…PICTURE PERFECT! MICHAELS CONNECTS WITH THE ROLLING CUTTER, DRIVING DARKANE’S HEAD INTO THE MAT! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Talib Bari: DARKANE KICKS OUT! I DON’T KNOW HOW HE MANAGED IT, BUT HE’S STILL IN THIS! Michaels looks furious! He slams his fit into the mat repeatedly and is now directing his anger towards the referee again! The conspiracy victim over here thinks he was robbed of a big win!
Flannery McCoy: It was close, but that was no three count! Michaels backing the referee into a corner as Darkane struggles to get up! That ‘Picture Perfect’ may not have put him away, but it definitely caused even more damage to the head! Though considering who Darkane is, I wouldn’t be surprised if that only fires him up! He uses the ropes to get back up, taking advantage of the time he has with Michaels distracted! Darkane looking a little uneven on his feet, but his gaze on Michaels is more than steady! Michaels peels away from the referee after giving him a piece of his mind and sees Darkane standing…HE CHARGES FOR DARKANE, GOING INTO FULL ATTACK MODE!
Talib Bari: BUT DARKANE’S RECOVERED! HE REVERSES MICHAELS’ CHARGE AND DROPS HIM WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Darkane clutching the back of his head, it seems any small impact has an effect, but he’s not letting that slow him down! He’s quick to his feet again, pulling Michaels up onto his knees…Darkane lifts Michaels up onto his shoulders…..AND PLANTS HIM WITH A GORY SPECIAL PILEDRIVER! MICHAELS IS SIX FEET UNDERRRRRRRRRRR! Darkane rolls him over and covers for the pin!
(DING DING DING!)
(‘Wizard In Black’ by Electric Wizard begins to play as Darkane lifts himself up off of Mark Michaels, struggling a bit whilst clutching the back of his head. Michaels looks dazed as he lies on the mat, slowly coming to his senses as Darkane’s arm is raised in victory.)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner…….DARKANEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Flannery McCoy: What a display from both men here tonight! They both pulled out the stops in an attempt to win, but in the end I called it – Michaels made a mistake and unfortunately for him, that has ended in a brush with defeat at the hands of Darkane!
Talib Bari: A ‘brush with defeat’? Michaels is embracing defeat with how hard his head got driven into the canvas, whether he likes it or not! He definitely brought the fight to Darkane, but Michaels got too caught up in his feelings and seemed more focused on the referee near the end, which cost him the victory he needed!
(Darkane slips under the bottom rope and makes his way up the ramp, still clutching the back of his head. In the ring, Michaels manages to get to his feet, looking worse for wear. The referee goes to check on him, only to be harshly shoved away.)
Flannery McCoy: No need to be a sore loser, Mark! The referee’s just doing his job!
(The referee again goes to check on Michaels, only to receive a sharp punch to the jaw that drops him to the canvas.)
Talib Bari: Talk about getting caught up in his feelings, Michaels looks livid and he’s set his sights on the official! Michaels with a series of harsh STOMPS to the back of the referee’s head! The crowd are drowning him in boos as he assaults the referee, picking him up and finally DRIVING HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH THE PICTURE PERFECT! Michaels glaring at the official in pure rage as medics come down the ramp!
Flannery McCoy: Someone stop this! This is completely uncalled for!
(As the medics enter the ring, clearly cautious of the enraged Michaels, the ‘Public Enemy Number One’ slips under the bottom rope whilst still staring at the unmoving referee. The crowd continues to boo him as he slowly makes his way up the ramp, never taking his gaze off of the hurried paramedics and official.)
(The camera cuts to backstage where we see the returning Malik Kennedy preparing for his match. After a moment he is approached by Shaer Jones, Ryan Wilson, and Jason McKormick, The Score.)
Shaker Jones: Hey brother, how’s your head?
(Malik gives a short laugh and mockingly knocks on his own forehead.)
Maik Kennedy: It’s gonna take a lot more than Kevin Hunter to stop me, something he’s going to find out sooner enough…what can I do for you guys?
(Ryan steps forward slightly.)
Ryan Wilson: Well, we were wondering if maybe you’ve changed your mind about joining up with up? You’ve seen how the 1% operate, seen the resources they have at their command, and felt first hand what they’re capable of…we’re doing everything we can to fight them off, but we can’t do it alone, and neither can you my man, we’ve got to band together, unite to face off against the 1%!
(Jason McKormick claps Malik on the shoulder.)
Jason McKormick: We’re stronger together, Malik, it’s plain to see! C’mon man, we’re just trying to stand up to DEDEDE, Theron, and the rest! We need you!
(Malik studies the face of Jason for a long second before bowing his head, shaking it slowly.)
Malik Kennedy: You know…I was wrong, about a lot of things, and I learned that the wrong way. I’ll be the first to admit, I came into this company with a little bit of naivety, maybe I was wearing blinders, or maybe I just looked for the best in people, I don’t know. I know that I appreciate you guys reaching out and trying to make me see the light, and I’m sorry I didn’t listen, but I guess some lessons have to be learned first hand, right?
(He offers a half smile to the Score as Ryan waves off the apology.)
Ryan Wilson: Look, it’s all water under the bridge, the 1% is the ones who will really be sorry once they see that not only could they not keep you down, but that you’ve got backup now!
(The Score all laugh and clap each other on the back as Malik’s smile vanishes and he shrugs.)
Malik Kennedy: Look…I appreciate you looking out, I really do, but I’m not ready to join up with the Score…No offense at all, but right now I don’t really trust anyone, and the only thing I know for sure is that I have a bigger target on my head now than I did before Kevin and the Task Force took me out. I fight my own battles, guys, I’m sorry, but I can’t join you.
(Malik moves past the Score, who seem almost stunned into silence.)
Malik Kennedy: If you guys will excuse me, I have a match to get ready for…Good luck tonight, Jason, I hope you really stick it to DEDEDE and Amber.
(Malik walks away down the corridor as the Score are left looking at one another in disbelief.)
(Commercial plays for EAW Shop, use promo code: KNEEL for 1% off all orders, with all savings being donated to the Theron Nikolas Fund.)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is set for one fall! Introducing first, he weighs in at one hundred and ninety pounds and hails from Cambridge, Masschusetss…FFRRAANNKK GRAYSON!!
(“All my Life” by the Foo Fighters begins to play as Frank Grayson walks out as the chorus of boos starts to overpower the music being played as Frank simply ignores it all as he walks down to the ring, removing his bandana and ring gear before lazilly sliding into the ring)
Stephie Love: And his opponent, he hails from Cleveland Ohio and weighs in tonight at one hundred and seventy seven pounds, MAALIK KENNEDY!!!
(“All my Life” by the Foo Fighters quickly shifts to R.A. the Rugged Man’s “King of the Underground” as Malik Kennedy comes out looking more than ready for a fight as he hits the ring at a dead run and then effortlessly slides under the bottom ropes and into a standing position in front of Grayson who looks seemingly unimpressed as the Kennedy moves away to remove his ring gear)
Stew-O: Kind of surprised to see the “King” here back after what happened to himn the last time was on TV.
Flannery: I still find the actions of Kevin Hunter that night to be unforgivable. I mean what he did to Malik was uncalled for.
Stew-O: Hey, the kid needed one hell of a wake up call and be shown the true face of this sport,
Flannery. What you would’ve he gotten the wake up call from say Darkane?
(Malik tosses his gear to the outside as Grayson attempts sneak a superkick in for a quick victory just as the bell rings but Malik catches him as he ducks under the attempt before coming up and around to hit a cutter on Grayson before going for a pin attempt of his own which is stopped at one and a half as Grayson rolls out of the ring and glares over at Malik)
Talib Bari: The boy Malik seems to be on a bit of fire this night as he attempted to get the quick win there.
Stew-O: And Frank Grayson shows why he’s the veteran here by rolling out of the ring to rethink his strategy.
Flannery: Grayson might be an eight year veteran but he pulled a rookie mistake right out of the gate and it almost cost him.
(As Grayson attempts to recoup on the outside, Malik doesn’t give him a chance to as he quickly hits the far ropes before hitting a picture perfect springboard moonsault over the top rope that knocks Grayson to the floor as Malik is quickly back up onto his feet and fist pumping himself for hitting the move as Grayson works to get back up to his own feet as Malik turns around quickly hops backup onto the ring apron before he gets a quick start and leaps off the apron to hit a tornado DDT onto Grayson, but instead eats a knee to the head as Grayson then staggers against the ring apron as he points to his own head)
Flannery: I think Malik’s drive to prove himself may have gotten the better of him because while that tornado ddt was well timed, it wasn’t well aimed.
Stew-O: *yawn* It’s all academic from here actually because Grayson actually knows what this kid is going to do before the kid himself does.
(Grayson pulls Malik up to his feet and starts to unload a few punches to the face of the young man from Cleveland before tossing him into the ring but Malik is quickly back to his feet and locks in and hits an STO with Grayson still in the ropes but just as Malik pulls Grayson away from the ropes, Grayson quickly attempts a roll up only for Malik to kick out of it before Grayson grabs Malik’s right leg, yanks it out from under him and then attempts to go for a prawn hold but due to their positioning, they wind up next to the ropes where Malik is able to grab one and get the pin attempt broken at which point as Malik gets up, he finally eats a superkick from Frank who is starting to look a little bit annoyed at the younger man)
Stew-O: You have got to admit, Flannery, that Grayson is showing some real promise here tonight.
Flannery: Didn’t say that he wasn’t there, Stew-O, I was more concerned about his opening attempt than anything.
Talib: I don’t think ya can count the kid out quite yet as Kevin Hunter’s actions…
(Frank turns around and sees that he has Malik perfectly lined up and he quickly goes for the “Electric Wizard” only to be caught in mid move by his right leg as he is lifted up and then quickly dropped down into a double-knee facebreaker)
Talib: …lit a fire!!
Stew-O: Holy *CRAP*!! Malik has just turned what could’ve been the ending of this match with that attempt of a finish by Frank Grayson into a possible attempt at a victory for himself!!
(Malik quickly shakes off the cobwebs as he quickly moves over to where Frank is, grabs him by his right arm before hoisting him up and locking him into a hammerlock before quickly hooking the leg and driving his opponent face first into the mat before cinching the hold in for the pin attempt)
(“King of the Underground” keys up again as the ref holds up Malik’s left hand in victory as Frank rolls slowly rolls out of the ring, apparently on pure impulse)
Stephie Love: and the winner of your match by pinfall, MALIK..KENNEDY!!!!
(The camera cuts backstage to the office of Stan Starr, who along with HRDO, Ashton Cross, and Andy Dominguez, are seated around one end of a conference table. At the other end sits Tom Dryek, who is dressed handsomely in a three piece suit and rolling a nice, but slightly battered cant between his hands, and Charles Peguy, who is dressed in a black suit coat over a vibrant Hawaiian shirt, and a black Navy Service hat with the ship name: ‘USS California’ emblazoned across the front. Stan coughs nervously as the EAW Executives eye him warily, and begins to speak.)
Stan Starr: Gentlemen, thank you for meeting us here tonight…
(Charles cuts off Stan by excitedly smacking the conference table.)
Charles Peguy: Brazil? Are you kidding me? It’s like asking a child if they wanna visit the candy factory!
(Stan smiles and steeples his fingers on the table. )
Stan Starr: Yeah, it’s a paradise, great weather…
Charles Peguy: Hairless TGirls!
(Tom rolls his eyes as HRDO shifts nervously in his chair and looks expectantly at Stan.)
HRDO: You…gentlemen are here to settle over the incident from couple weeks ago, at least according to your legal team…so, let’s get down to it, how big of a check do we need to cut to get out of this?
(Tom scrunches his face into a frown.)
Tom Dryek: It’s like we told Stan, we’re not trying to do any harm to EAW, we love it! We just want fair compensation for our injuries, nothing more, right Charlie?
(Charles nods enthusiastically.)
Charles Peguy: Right, we’re fans, we watch Dynasty every week, and we would hate for anything to happen to it! But…
(Charles eyes Tom who sets his mouth in a firm line and nods.)
Tom Dryek: But we’ve suffered damages, you can’t deny it. Look, all we want is two things…first, we’d like all our medical bills paid.
(HRDO nods to Stan.)
Stan Starr: Of course, done!
(Tom and Charles smile happily.)
Tom Dryek: See, Charly? I told ya that they’d listen!
(Charles nods, still smiling.)
Charles Peguy: Ayy, papi, things are looking good so far! Let’s get to out second ask: We’d like, each, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. That’s enough for us to live bill free for a year, AND we want complimentary tickets to Pain for Pride this year!
(The executives look at each other briefly and after a moment HRDO nods again.)
Stan Starr: Fine, you guys got it! We just want to do everything we can to express how sorry we are for what happened, we love our fans!
(Tom stamps his cane excitedly.)
Tom Dryek: I’ll tell ya what, that’s just great! The only thing left is our last request then!
(Stan Starr straightens in his chair and smiles at the executives.)
Stan Starr: See? Things are working out just great! What’s your last request, autographs from your favorite Olympic hero? Front row seats for Ides of March? Whatever it is, we’ll make sure it happens!
(Charles removes his hat excitedly and runs his hand over his hair, slicking it back. Meanwhile Tom leans forward eagerly on his cane.)
Tom Dryek: We have some…changes we’d like to ask for, but right now our lawyers are still looking over them to make sure they’re completely in line with something we can ask for. So, until then…
(Tom stands slowly, leaning on his cane, and Charles follows suit, smiling apologetically at Stan.)
Charles Peguy: Stan Papi, I promise we’re not going to bend you over or anything…(He winks at Stan.) Unless you wanna reconsider that trip to the chocolate factory!
(Stan looks to HARDO who shakes his head, and gives Stan a hard stare.)
Stan Starr: W-well…we certainly look forward to hearing from your lawyers, in the meantime please, enjoy the rest of the show!
(Tom and Charlie both smile and exit the room. As the door closes HRDO bows his head as Stan sits uncomfortably.)
Stan Starr: That wasn’t that bad, right? I’m sure they’ll just ask for some meet and greet or something, right?
(HARDO gives Stan a look the Olympic hero can’t quite read.)
HARDO: You’d best hope, Stan…you just wrote a blank check for those two to ask for whatever they want. Make this right…
(HARDO motions to the other executives who all stand and move to exit the room.)
HARDO: Or we will.
(Stan’s face goes pale as the executives exit his office.)
(Commercial plays for Sunday Night Voltage, featuring the Jaded Hearts defending the Unified Tag titles against the Legion, Live from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.)
( Back from commercial, and Stephie Love is in the ring to announce the next match.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is set for one fall and is a tag team match! Introducing first, from Jackson Michigan, representing the Score…JASON MCKORMICK!
(‘The Devil and I’ begins playing but Jason McKormick does not make his way out on the ramp.)
Flannery McCoy: Where is Jason? He’s got a big opportunity tonight against the 1%..
Stew-O: LOOK OUT!
(Jason McKormick come flying out from behind the curtain, followed closely behind by Mr. DEDEDE and the Queen’s Court. Amber Keys is holding a dented folding chair.)
Stew-O: THE 1% ATTACKED MCKORMICK! DEDEDE IS DIRECTING TRAFFIC AS THE COURT GET TO WORK ON MCKORMICK! Jason is trying to fight back, but it’s hopeless as Cleopatra cracks him across the jaw with a hard right hand and forcefully shoves him into the wall of the entrance way.
(As Madison cackles in glee, Amber drops into a stance, holding the chair to swing at the head of Jason as he struggles to his knees.)
Talib Bari: AMBER KEYS IS LOOKING TO END JASON MCKORMICK! SHE CRACKS HIM OVER THE HEAD! MCKORMICK IS OUT! HE’S OUT!
(Amber drops the chair as Cleopatra drags McKormick to the edge of the stage and motions to the rest of the Court to help her.)
Flannery McCoy: NO, NOT THIS! THEY’RE LIFTING MCKORMICK INTO POSITION…TRIPLE POWERBOMB OFF THE STAGE! OH MY GOD! Jason isn’t moving! SOMEONE GET S MEDICAL TEAM OUT HERE NOW!
(As the 1% look down from the stage at Jason, medical personnel rush to check on him. After a second, Mr. DEDEDE motions for the Court to follow as he makes his way to the ring.)
Stew-O: Looks like Mr. DEDEDE isn’t done yet, he’s asking for a microphone, let’s see what he has to say…
(Mr. DEDEDE enters the ring and watches as the rest of the 1% follow behind, taking up position behind him. Amber is holding the chair in front of her that was just used on Jason McKormick. After taking a moment to look over the crowd, DEDEDE raises the mic.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Why did I just do that? Was it because Jason dared challenge the 1% last week? Is it because the Score has been a thorn in my side since its inception?
(DEDEDE pauses as if waiting for an answer before continuing.)
Mr. DEDEDE: No, it’s because I wanted to. Because that’s what I do, I destroy people. I don’t need a reason for it, and even if I had one I don’t need to explain it to you…people. Not when I have a lot more important things to do. See, the 1% has a bit of a problem…which means I have a problem. What do I do when I find a problem? I fucking fix it. Amber, give me that chair…
(Amber hands the chair to Mr. DEDEDE, who takes it without looking at her.)
Mr. DEDEDE: See, there is a weak link, and a group, a UNIT, is only as strong as its weakest link…So, without further adieu…
(Mr. DEDEDE drops the mic with a burst of feedback and swings the chair down on the head of Madison Kaline, who drops to a heap.)
Talib Bari: HOLY GOD! DEDEDE just leveled the former Women’s Champion! Is that…yeah, there is blood flowing from a gash on Madison’s head!
(A surprised look crosses Cleopatra and she moves to help, but is stopped by Amber as DEDEDE grabs a handful of Madison’s hair and lifts her bloodied face from the mat. Grabbing the microphone, DEDEDE gets in the un-responsive face of Madison.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Listen to me you worthless, pathetic cum dumpster…I will not let everything I’ve built be taken down because you’re too fucking weak to beat FUCKING KARIN-FUCKING-ANN. It’s bad enough you lost the Women’s title, but now you can’t even beat a career tag wrestler who has less wins that you do tight holes? You fucking deserve this.
(DEDEDE slams Madison’s face into the mat and looks down at her wildly before dropping the mic and whispers in the ear of Amber who slides out of the ring and grabs another chair from under the ring.)
Stew-O: What is Amber doing now? She’s grabbing another chair as the Chairman climbs the turnbuckle…Now it looks like Amber is motioning to Cleopatra to do something with Madison’s body.
(Cleopatra, hesitant at first, lifts Madison from the mat and places her head on the chair, almost like a chopping block.)
Flannery McCoy: DEDEDE motions for the rest of the Court to move…HE LEAPS AND DRIVES THE CHAIR INTO MADISON’S HEAD! DOUBLE CONCHAIRTO! Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry, I…I think I may be sick…
(The sound of a headset hitting the desk is heard as Flannery rushes backstage, hand over her mouth. In the ring Madison Kaline is motionless, laying in a heap with two broken chairs, as her blood pools and stains the mat. Rolling out of the ring, DEDEDE makes his way up the ramp, smirking as he passes Jason McKormick, who is now on a stretcher.)
Stew-O: I can’t believe what I’m seeing here, Mr. DEDEDE has apparently removed Madison from the 1%, violently, and has made sure that no one will ever call the 1% weak, or merciful.
Talib Bari: Stew, you betta watch it, I’d hate for you to get the same kind of treatment Madison and McKormick just did…
Stew-O: Good point…Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to cut to commercial, and hopefully get things back on track in just a few moments.
(Commercial plays for the EAW Network Special: Queen of the Nile, the Cleopatra story, available for streaming after Dynasty goes off the air!)
(We return to The Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as we hear a familiar voice speak loudly into the microphone…)
???: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN!
(We see a spotlight shine in the middle of the ring as we see Albert Hitchman with a big smile on his face laughing at the angry fans in the audience…)
Hitchman: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MY NAME IS ALBERT HITCH-
Crowd: Estúpido! Estúpido! Estúpido!
McCoy: The crowd here in Brazil giving quite the reception to The Evil Genius here tonight on Dynasty!
Stew-O: How dare these people in Rio de Janeiro? Show respect to The Hitch!
Hitchman: I know you people do not like me or my client but news flash people! I have a microphone and the thousands of you do not! So my loud voice will over power your stupid opinions so do yourselves a favor and save your breath and zip it!
Hitchman: As I was so rudely interupted… AHEM! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MY NAME IS ALBERT HITCHMAN AND I STAND HERE THIS EVENING AS THE BUSINESS MANAGER FOR THE MAN THAT IS TAKING THIS INDUSTRY BY STORM! The man that shattered crowd favorites into simple stepping stones. Apocalypse? The man that took out the former World Champion HRDO on the grandest stage of them all at Pain for Pride was looked at an unbeatable monster and a future champion in his own right! When getting my client ready to step inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber for the first time in his career I made StarrStan book one of the biggest main events in Dynasty history by making Apocalypse vs The Notorious One inside a fifteen foot high STEEL CAGE! People thought The Notorious One would crumble under the pressure but nope, all of you were wrong! Take a look what really happened and how the birth of a legend was made….
(REPLAY: We see the ending results of the Steel Cage Match between Apocalypse and Lucas Johnson as Apocalypse throws Johnson through the Steel Cage as the former New Breed Champion falls to ground first as the referee claims Lucas Johnson the victor…)
Hitchman: All of you people make me sick! You people are mad that my client won that match because it was a fluke victory? Give me a break! My client’s feet hit the ground first and took the real beating in the process by flying through a Steel Cage! A WIN IS A WIN AND APOCALYPSE WAS EXPOSED AS THE FRAUD MONSTER THAT HE IS!
Hitchman: Now we have the second piece of Evidence where my client put Hades the Hellraiser to bed once and for all….take a look!
(REPLAY: As Hades sits on his Harley during his entrance Lucas Johnson rushes through the curtain from behind, carrying a shovel, and swings the shovel across Hades’ spine with all of his strength. The camera then cuts to Lucas Johnson driving the Harley Davidson over the left ankle of Hades the Hellraiser as he lays there on the ground. We get multiple angles of it, along with images of fans reacting in shock and turning their heads away before the collision.)
Crowd: WE WANT HADES! WE WANT HADES! WE WANT HADES!
Hitchman: You Brazilians really don’t keep up with the latest news don’t you? Instead of cheering for a legend’s career that currently has a shattered ankle why don’t you get up on your feet? GET UP ON YOUR FEET FOR THE NEW LEGEND OF DYNASTY! THE NEW ACE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING…….LUCASSSSSS JOHNNNNNSONNNNNNNN!!!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media plays loud over the loudspeakers inside The Jeunesse Arena as we see Lucas Johnson walk through the curtain dressed in a very expensive custom made suit with a shiny Nike pin….)
Stew-O: GET ON YOUR FEET MCCOY! YOU HEARD THE HITCH! THIS MAN IS THE NEW ACE OF EAW!
McCoy: Will you sit down please Stew? But by hook or by crook along his business manager Albert Hitchman, the former New Breed Champion – Lucas Johnson has built quite the resume over the past few months taking out the likes of Apocalypse and Hades the Hellraiser in recent weeks, and even making quick work of Frank Grayson last week as well. Don’t get me wrong Lucas is one hell of an athlete but I think he’s going the wrong way in making a name for himself.
Stew-O: Oh will you stop? Lucas Johnson signed one of the biggest sponsorship deals in EAW history by signing on the dotted line with Nike! In this business you have to do whatever it takes to reach the top of the food chain and in the last few months with the guidance of legendary manager – Albert Hitchman, Mr. Johnson is on his way to becoming a future World Heavyweight Champion!
(We see Lucas Johnson get in the ring as he shows off his very expensive suit and gives a big hug to his business manager – Albert Hitchman as “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media slowly shuts off as the fans of Brazil continue rain the boo’s on Hitchman and Johnson..)
Hitchman: Can’t you see Brazil loves us, Lucas?
Hitchman: Let’s get down to business shall we? Myself and my client flew out to Rio de Janiero is to backup the claim we made last week and after last weeks victory it seems to me that it’s a hundred percent true that Lucas Johnson is The New Ace on Dynasty. All week long back at my offices in New York City I have gotten countless voicemails from numerous news outlets asking for comments saying we are stealing Jamie O’Hara’s nickname? Do you people watch the product at all? Did you not see King of Elite? Did you not see the legendary Jamie O’Hara lose his shot at becoming Answers World Champion? As far as myself and my client are concerned, Mr. O’Hara lost his title as The Ace back in South Africa because not only did he lose his World Title Match back at King of Elite, he didn’t even show up at the following episode of Dynasty! A big loss in a World Title Match and inactivity at shows? There is only one Ace on Dynasty! There is only one Ace on the whole Elite Answers Wrestling roster and his name is Lucas Johnson!
Hitchman: So news outlets do yourselves a favor and stop asking myself and Mr. O’Hara’s for comments on this situation because we both know the truth to this situation and that is Jamie has lost a step in his game and doesn’t want to be exposed just like my client exposed Apocalypse as a Fraud Monster. For a hundred and five days my client sat at the top of the throne as New Breed Champion and that reign ended back at Pain for Pride X. Fast forward to here and now and sink in this special moment because The Notorious One has scratched and clawed his way back to the throne and now he sits high above everyone else as The Ace of EAW! And for the special occasion it is time to reveal Mr. Johnson’s first t-shirt under the Nike umbrella!
(Lucas Johnson unzips his blazer to reveal and athletic dri-fit shirt with all four brand logos of Empire, Dynasty, Showdown, and Voltage with a big X mark. And in big bold white letters you see ‘The New Ace of EAW’ with the Nike symbol in the top right hand corner.)
Hitchman: Look at this beauty! The first Nike custom made shirt just made for my client and you can purchase this amazing shirt nowhere because it will never be released on EAW Shop!
Crowd: Estúpido! Estúpido! Estúpido!
(You see Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson laughing at all the pissed off fans inside The Jeunesse Arena…)
Hitchman: HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! YOU PEOPLE REALLY THINK THIS SHIRT WILL BE WORN BY ANY OF YOU IN THIS ARENA OR WATCHING ACROSS THE GLOBE?!?! The only person wearing this shirt will be my client because Lucas Johnson is a once in a lifetime athlete! So as we round third base and heading in the home stretch towards Season 13 into Pain for Pride season I advise every single person in that locker room mark your calendars because Pain for Pride this year is taking place in my client’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia! Mark your calendars for April 20th and 21st because that weekend history will be made in Melbourne, Australia. 30 Soldiers. One Winner. One Main Event Championship Match at Pain for Pride. One Ace. My client doesn’t care if your Theron Nikolas, Noah Reigner, or even Ahren Fournier. The question is not if, the answer is WHEN my client wins the Grand Rampage Match and heads to the Main Event of Pain for Pride he will be The Ace of any show he steps on because he will be standing tall at the end of Pain for Pride 12 as World Champion….So congratulations everyone, The Evil Genius just taught all of you a very important lesson. What is that lesson? Don’t Bet Against The Ace….
???: Good advice pal…
Flannery McCoy: Who said that?
(The crowd screams wildly as the EAW World Heavyweight champion, Noah Reigner, appears on the tron.)
Stew-O: Looks like Lucas is about to come face to face with a real ace!
Talib Bari: What’re you talking about Stew? Lucas faces a real ace every morning in the mirror!
Stew-O: Riiiigght, let’s see what Noah Reigner has to say…
Noah Reigner: Seriously, pal, you need to learn to stay in your own lane. You wanna run around calling yourself ‘Ace’ well, those are fighting words, and if you think I’m just going to sit around and let you get away with it? Well, that’s not going to happen at all. I’ll tell you what I will do, though, you think you’re an Ace? Fine, how about you prove it next week? You want to be an Ace? You have to beat one, so what do you say…’Ace’?
(Noah gives a confident smirk as Lucas and Hitchman have a short conference. After a moment Hitchman nods and looks toward Noah on the tron.)
Hitchman: Well, you must not have heard us earlier, but you’re looking at the Ace of EAW right here in the ring, so if you think you have what it takes to take him on….sure pal, you’re on!
Stew-O: OH MY GOD! Lucas Johnson will face EAW World Heavyweight Champion next week here on Dynasty! Lucas wants to prove he’s an Ace, and now he’ll have his chance!
Talib Bari: Prove? I’m telling you guys, Lucas is the Ace! Noah might be a champion, but he might have bit off a little more than he can chew, he’ll have not only Lucas to deal with, but the Hitch too!
Flannery McCoy: I’m sure Noah is worried…
(On the screen Noah nods as Hitch and Lucas smirk in the ring.)
Noah Reigner: You just signed your death warrant pal, I’ll see you next week!
(‘Don’t Stop’ by InnerPartySystem begins playing as the Tron plays Noah’s entrance video. Lucas and Hitchman exit the ring and make their way up the ramp as Stephie Love enters the ring behind them to announce the next match.)
Stephie Love: The folk contest is scheduled for one fall
(“Blood//Water” by Grandson starts up.)
Stephie: Introducing first, from Salem, Massachusetts, weighing in at 185 pounds, THRE REAPER… BBBBBBOOOOOOWWWWWWIIIIIEEEEE GGGGGGRRRRRAAAAYYYYY!!!!
( Gray steps out past the curtain greeted by jeers as he is followed closely behind by Devan Dubian. He’s seemingly unfazed by the unfavorable reception as he simply continues onward towards the ring.)
Stew-O: Last week Bowie Gray was in one hellacious tag team match that saw everything except the Kitchen sink being used!
Flannery: you got that right Stew, it was a wild affair and who could forget when Bowie Gray fell all the way from the top of a ladder and landed onto the arena floor!
Talib: Or better yet who could forget how he somehow got back up and into the ring and tried to continue on in that match?! Or how he came off the turnbuckles with that Chair assisted Diamantè kick to the face of Cameron Ella Ava?! I tell You Bowie Gray can inflict punishment more way than I can count and that can spell bad news for Ryan Wilson tonight!
( Gray rolls into the ring under the bottom rope and sits in the center of the ring rocking himself back and forth. As he does the lights come up and the intro to “Psyched out” by The Supersuckers hits over the arena speakers.)
Stephie: and his opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Weighing In at 200 pounds, THE CANADIAN STUDMUFFIN… RRRRRRYYYYYYYAAAAAANNNNN WWWWIIIIILLLLLLSSSSSSOOOOOONNNNN!!!
( Wilson walks out on to the stage with his buddy Shaker Jones and both welcomed with cheers. Shaker and Ryan give a quick fist bump before they head down to the ring.)
Stew: Listen to this ovation! This crowd solidly behind Ryan Wilson, and he may very well need to pull from the energy from this capacity crowd tonight as he’ll have his hands full with Bowie Gray tonight!
Flannery: For sure Stew, and you have to figure he’ll want to put a stop to the slide that Both Jason McKormic and Shaker Jones suffered was last week and get a win for not only himself, but for the Score as a whole!
Talib: Well from where I’m sitting he’s gonna need more than just the people cheering him on, because Bowie Gray doesn’t care who likes you or not, he is just out to maim and injure!
( Ryan slides into the ring, as he does Gray pounces on him landing one shot after another to the back of the head.)
DING DING DING!
Stew: GRAY RELENTLESS AS HE ATTACKS BEFORE THE MATCH CAN EVEN BEGIN! Bowie dragging Ryan up off the canvas and shoots him off the ropes with an Irish Whip, Ryan reverses, Gray off the farside ropes, and Wilson with a handful of hair sends him sailing over the top rope!
Talib: Gray Landing right In front of Devan Dubian, Dub telling Bowie to shake it off and get back into the ring! Bowie getting to his feet and back onto the apron, Wilson waiting for him and lands a forearm strike! Ryan hooking Gray by the head, and suplexes him back into the ring! Gray lands hard but is back up surprisingly quick, Wilson staying on him with a kick to the mid-section, AND WILSON WITH THAT POWERFUL SNAP SUPLEX TAKES GRAY DOWN TO THE MAT AGAIN!
Flannery: Wilson keeping Gray hooked as he is able to roll over and bring both Gray and himself back up to a standing position, Wilson lookingfor Another snap Suplex… IT LANDS! Wilson floating over for the cover!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!
Stew: Gray getting the shoulder up, Wilson drags him up off the mat, but Gray fights back with several hard right hands to the ribs! Bowie whips Ryan off the rope, and wants a back body drop… BUT WILSON COUNTERS WITH THE SWINGING NECKBREAKER!
Talib: wilson climbing up the turnbuckles, it’s a bit early to be going high risk in my opinion!
Flannery: But when you are in the ring with someone like Bowie Gray you have to press your every advantage and attack at every angle! Wilson Perched up top… HEY GRAY JUST SHOT UP AND CLIMBED THOSE TURNBUCKLES QUICKER THAN A HICCUP! Gray and Wilson duking it out on the top rope, Wilson with a right, Gray with one of his own, punch for punch neither man backing down! Gray with a shot to the head, Another, a third, Bowie looking for a superplex…. BUT WILSON BLOCKS IT! Ryan now with a flurry to the ribs, Gray teetering on that top rope, AND WILSON LANDS A SHOT TO THE HEAD THAT SENDS BOWIE CRASHING TO THE MAT!!! Wilson from the top rope is measuring… SWANTON BOMB!!!
Talib: Wilson looking to end things now as he wants the Forth Wall Break! But Devan Dubian hops up onto the apron! Letting go of Gray’s legs and goes after Dubian, Wilson with a charging forearm, But Dubian dropping back down to the floor before he can connect! Ryan and Devan exchanging words now and none can be repeated on television! Ryan finally deciding to get his head back into the match and turn his attention to Bowie Gray!
Stew: DUBIAN GRABBING ONTO WILSON’S FOOT ON THE OUTSIDE! Wilson furious with Devan and tries to take a wild swing at him through the ropes! The shot lands knocking Dub back a few feet! Wilson taunting Dubian, daring him to come at him-DIAMANTÈ KICK!!! BOWIE GRAY SPRINGING UP THOSE TURNBUCKLES AND LANDING THAT SPRINGBOARD DROP KICK TO RYAN’S FACE!!
Flannery: Ryan didn’t see that kick coming and had no way to guard himself against it! Ryan down on the apron, Gray out in the opposite side, Ryan using the ropes to pull himself back to his feet, LOST SIGHT!!! GRAY WITH THAT APRON TOPE SUICIDA THAT SENDS RYAN CRASHING TO THE FLOOR OUTSIDE!!!
Talib: Gray rolling back into the ring, Bowie trying to get back up but for some odd reason it looks like he cannot! Gray grabbing on to the referee’s shirt for some support to get his feet under him!
Stew: BUT ON THE OUTSIDE DEVAN DUBIAN IS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO RYAN WILSON!!! Gray fainting injury to distract the ref while Dubian relentlessly assaults Ryan Wilson! Dubain looking satisfied with ever boot that lands, but Shaker Jones rushes over to break it up! Jones with a right to Dubian, Devan Answers back with a kick to the gut! Jones doubled over momentarily, and Dub high tails it! Jones pulling himself together and begins to chase Dubian around the ring! Shaker nearly has Devan, but in the ring Bowie hits the ropes… SOMERSAULT PLANCHA!!! GRAY WIPING OUT SHAKER JONES WITH THAT INCREDIBLE MOVE!!
Flannery: And Dubian picking at the bones as he drags Shaker up to his feet, and drives him head first into the steel ring steps!
Flannery: Gray now back up and he begins to stalk Ryan Wilson from behind!
Stew: And Gray sends Wilson’s head bouncing off the ring post! Wilson knocked loopy from that one! Gray rolling himself and Wilson into the ring under the bottom rope! Wilson getting back to his feet, Gray waiting for him and throws a right hook, Ryan blocks it and counters with a clothesline, But Bowie ducks underneath AND PLANTS WILSON RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX!
Talib: Gray not done yet with Wilson as he drags Ryan up off the mat, AND WHAT STRENGTH AS HE LANDS A CRADLE SUPLEX! Gray with a cover, hooks the leg!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTWWWWOOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!
Flannery: Wilson still has some fight in him! Picks him up by the head and whips him off the ropes! Gray looking for the hurricanrana, But Wilson baseball slides under him, Wilson back to his feet and comes off the ropes… LOU THEZ PRESS!!! WILSON LANDING ONE BLOW AFTER ANOTHER!
Stew: Ryan waits for Bowie to stand, Gray getting back to his feet, Wilson with a kick to the gut! GAME OV-NO! Bowie Shoving Wilson off and into the ropes, Gray popping Wilson up into the air, OH AND BRINGS HIM CRASHING DOWN WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE GUTBUSTER!!! Wilson clutching his mid-section and he is obviously in a lot of pain from landing right on the point of Gray’s kneecaps!
Talib: And Gray looking to inflict more punishment as he scales the ropes! Bowie Standing up top… 10! FEET! DOWN!!! MY GOODNESS THAT CORKSCREW SPLASH OFF THE TOOE LANDS BEAUTIFULLY!!! Gray scurries over and into the cover, this one has got to be over!
Ref: OOOONNNNNEEEEE!!!! TTTTTWWWWWOOOOO!!! TTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRREEE- KICKOUT!!!!!
Flannery: Gray almost besides himself as that move wasn’t quite enough to finish off Ryan Wilson! Gray drags Wilson up off the mat, OH AND WILSON LABDS A PUNCH THAT SPINS BOWIE GRAY IN PLACE! Bowie has back to Ryan, Wilson hooking the head, INVERTED BACKBREAKER!!! The spine of Bowie Gray bending so unnaturally!
Talib: but look, Gray. Some how Gray is still standing! Wilson Back to his feet and lands a kick to the gut, Wilson takes him up for a Suplex, AND TRANSITIONS TO A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER!!! a lot of Pain must be shooting through the back of Gray!
Stew: And Wilson now ready to finish this as once again hooks the legs of Bowie Gray, AND THIS TIME HE GETS HIM TURNED OVER! FFFFFFFOOOOOOOUUUUUURRRRRTTTTHHHHH WWWWWWAAAAAAALLLLLLLL BBBBBBBRRRRRRAAAAKKKKKEEEEE!!! Wilson leaning back as far as he can! Gray his nowhere to go! LOOK OUT, DUBIAN TROES TO SLIDE INTO THE RING! BUT SHAKER JONES THERE AND DRAGS DUB BACK OUT TO RING SIDE! LOOK OUT NOW AS DUBIAN AND JONES BEGIN TO BRAWL! QUICKLY THIS THING IS SPILLING OUT INTO THE CROWD!!!
Flannery: meanwhile Gray is trapped in the middle of the ring… AND BOWIE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT !
DING DING DING!
( “psyched out” by the supersuckers begins to play)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER… RRRRRRYYYYYYAAAAAAANNNNNNN WWWWIIIIILLLLLSSSSSOOOOONNNNN!!!!
(Final Commercial for the evening plays for CBD Juul pods featuring Jack Haze.)
(Back from commercial we’re backstage with the FloBros in their locker room. Thadd is laying on a table, hands behind his head, as Crosby and Carsyn sit on a couch set against the wall. After a moment, Thadd slaps the table in frustration.)
Thadd Blazevich: Man, fuck the Crowe’s Nest!
(Carsyn smirks, and lifts her legs, laying them in the lap of Crosby.)
Carsyn Carter: Yeah, you’ve said that like a thousand times since Empire. The both of you are acting like someone died, fucking buck up! Sure, we took a loss…but it was against one of the most experienced teams in the company! The Nest aren’t a joke, and we aren’t either, though, one loss isn’t going to keep us down, we just need to get back in the ring is all!
(Thadd sits up and drapes his legs over the edge of the table, looking at the Carters sitting on the couch. After taking a moment to think over Carsyn’s words, the Bro flashes his trademark grin.)
Thadd Blazevich: Shit, sis, you’re right. Just look how much of an impact that we made by going to Empire! The Jaded Hearts ran to Voltage to beat those two losers we took care of a couple weeks ago.
(Crosby nods from the couch.)
Crosby Carter: Damn right, and if those two get a tag title shot, and we’ve beat them, then shit…we’re set! All we need to do is keep at the game plan Carsyn put in place and the Jaded Hearts will be looking at their titles around our waist in no time!
(Carsyn smiles and gives a nod.)
Carsyn Carter: Damn straight, just stick to the plan, guys, everything will come together in no time. I’m already working on a new team for you two to face, I wanna prove that the Hearts aren’t the only ones who can face teams from all over the company, sure we had a setback, but that’s all it was. We’ll get there, just keep cool, alright?
( Thadd laughs and shakes his head.)
Thadd Blazevich: Yeah, alright sis, you’ve convinced me. I just hated eating a boot from that puffed up angry ass bird on Empire is all. I’ll be fine…Now, shit, we’re not book tonight, how ‘bout we go find what kind of night life there is in Rio?
(Crosby claps his hands together and rubs them greedily as Carsyn stands up and walks over to gather her things.)
Crosby Carter: Now you’re talking bro, let’s get outta here and get lit!
(The camera fades as the trio begin discussing their plans for the evening and cuts to ring announcer Stephie Love. She is ready to introduce the main event of the evening!)
Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL AND IS FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PURE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
(‘Fuel’ by Metallica begins to play across the public address system and the sold out crowd inside the Jeunesse Arena rises to their feet. Empire Elitist, Remi Skyfire, steps on stage and the crowd greets her with heavy jeers.)
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST… THE CHALLENGER… FROM SOMERSET, KENTUCKY… WEIGHING IN AT 150 POUNDS… “THE PUNISHER” REMI SKYFIRE!!!!
Talib Bari: Well if there’s one thing Remi doesn’t seem to lack, it’s confidence. She’s coming into this PURE Championship match with absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. There’s a great chance that within the next few weeks, Remi could be the PURE Champion AND the Iconic Cup holder!
Flannery McCoy: Watching Remi and her progression is one of my favorite memories from my time on Empire. She showed up to work every day, ready to give it her all. Win or lose, Remi Skyfire always gave it 100% in the Empire ring and never left any stone unturned in terms of trying to find a victory.
Stew-O: I’m curious to see how she handles the challenge that Camille Jane Ava is going to bring to her. PURE rules are going to keep this match from escalating into a brawl, but both women love fighting and hitting their opponents hard.
(Remi has made her way into the ring and has already removed her jacket and put her mouth guard in place. ‘Fuel’ fades out and after a brief pause, ‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day starts to play.)
Stephie Love: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 135 POUNDS… SHE IS THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PURE CHAMPION… MS. EXTREME!!!!
(The crowd ERUPTS for Ms. Extreme and the second ‘The Red Queen’ appears on stage, holding up her PURE Championship, they get even louder. Ms. Extreme smirks, taking a moment to soak up the reaction, before she starts her walk to the ring.)
Talib Bari: Listen to this crowd. They absolutely love the woman who calls herself Ms. Extreme here in Brazil!
Flannery McCoy: I think everyone just appreciates the struggle Camille has faced throughout her career and everything she’s been through to get to this point. She fights with such pride and conviction, that’s hard not to love her and embrace her.
Stew-O: Camille is a wrestler who’s constantly had the odds stacked against her and has done a great job of overcoming all of them so far. It hasn’t been easy for Ms. Extreme but nothing worth having ever is.
Talib Bari & Flannery McCoy: :wow:
(Ms. Extreme slips inside the ring and poses with her championship. The fans eat it up, and that brings a smile to Ms. Extreme’s face. She hops down from the turnbuckles, flashes Remi an arrogant smirk, and passes the belt off to the referee who holds it up for everyone to see. He motions for the two women to walk to the center of the ring and he goes over the PURE Championship rules to make sure everyone understands. Ms. Extreme and Remi acknowledge that they do, the referee passes the belt to Stephie who is now on the outside of the ring, and he calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Flannery McCoy: Skyfire versus Extreme! What a match this is going to be!
Stew-O: And just to quickly remind everyone of the PURE rules. Each competitor is allowed a total of three rope breaks. You have a 20 count instead of a 10 count. Closed fist punches are not allowed. This is pure wrestling and the title can change hands on a disqualification or count out. These two are going to have to play this carefully.
Talib Bari: I must say, I really enjoy this talent exchange. We are getting a slew of matches we might never have seen before, including this one. Remi and Camille are circling one another, seemingly waiting for the other one to strike.
Stew-O: Now they’re locking up and it’s Remi who grabs a hold of Camille and brings her down with a hip toss! Camille lands against the ropes and shakes her head, taking note of the smirk that is on Remi’s face. Camille is back up now, and she and Remi lock up again. Remi is able to muscle Camille around and toss her to the mat! Remi takes a step back and motions for Camille to get up, and the PURE Champion does just that.
Talib Bari: Camille Jane Ava is never one to back down from anyone or anything. The PURE Champion begins circling Remi Skyfire again. The two lock back up, and it’s Camille who seizes control this time, grabs Remi in a waistlock, and wrestles her to the ground. Camille goes for Remi’s arm, but Remi is quick to roll out of the way, and gets back to her feet. Camille is up with her! Remi and Camille tie up, collar and elbow, and jostle back and forth for positioning. Camille looks for a hip toss, but Remi blocks, grabs a hold of Camille, and snap suplexes her to the mat. Remi looks to follow up with a guillotine choke, but Camille rolls out of the ring.
Flannery McCoy: That’s pretty smart strategy from the champion, to be honest. PURE rules give the competitors until a count of 20 to get back inside.
Stew-O: Camille walks to the opposite side of the ring and takes a moment to look at the crowd. They all scream at her to get back in there and beat Remi Skyfire’s ass. Camille seems to agree and she hoists herself back up on the apron. Remi is there to greet her, but Camille goes between the ropes and drives her shoulder into the Remi’s stomach. Remi stumbles back! Camille jumps on the ropes and launches herself off! She catches Remi with a springboard crossbody!!!
Flannery McCoy: Camille quickly gets up and grabs Remi! Knee strike to Remi’s face!!! Camille grabs Remi! Snap fisherman’s suplex! Camille with the bridging pin! The referee starts to count!!!
Talib Bari: Remi gets the shoulder up!
Stew-O: Camille jerks Remi up and looks to keep the advantage, but Remi manages to grab Camille by the upper leg and throw her down to the mat! Camille grabs Remi by the arm, reverses the hold, and brings them both back to a sitting position! Remi is able to slip out of the armbar attempt, and gets behind Camille, forcing Camille’s shoulders briefly to the mat! Camille rolls backwards, and attempts to get up, but Remi grabs Camille by the feet and keeps her grounded. Remi and Camille are exchanging traditional mat holds now, and it’s Remi who finally ends up in control. She is positioned behind Camille again, and has her forearm placed across Camille’s chin, while working the arm and pinning it behind Camille’s back.
Flannery McCoy: But Remi has to be careful that this doesn’t turn into a choke.
Talib Bari: Remi grabs Camille by the chin, wraps her legs around Camille’s waist, and begins using her free arm to drive her elbow into Camille’s head. Camille eats those elbow strikes and tries to use her free hand to undo Remi’s waistlock.
Stew-O: But look at the referee. He is warning Camille she can’t use a closed fist!
Flannery McCoy: With the referee paying attention to Camille, that allows Remi to turn the chinlock into a choke!
Referee (Off Mic): HEY! ONE… TWO…
Talib Bari: Remi lets go of the choke and she also lets go of Camille! Remi gets back to her feet and grabs Camille, tosses her into the corner! Remi rushes towards Camille…
Flannery McCoy: FLYING KNEE CONNECTS!!!
Stew-O: CAMILLE FALLS FORWARD!!!
Talib Bari: REMI JERKS CAMILLE UP AND WRAPS HER IN THE COBRA CLUTCH!!!!
Flannery McCoy: CAMILLE IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES! CAMILLE IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES! DOES REMI HAVE THE MOVE LOCKED IN ALL THE WAY?!
Stew-O: CAMILLE REACHES FOR THE ROPES AGAIN! REMI PUSHES THEM BOTH FORWARD! SHE LIFTS CAMILLE OFF HER FEET AND TOSSES HER OVER HER HEAD!
Talib Bari: That was a beautiful cobra clutch into a suplex, and Remi immediately goes back to work on Camille. She is stomping away on the PURE Champion right now and this crowd is really letting Remi have it. They are not happy whatsoever with the way this match is going!
Stew-O: Remi drops down and grabs Camille in a headlock! Camille is trying to find someway to get herself back into this match and show all of us why she should be considered a better PURE Champion than Jack Ripley or Erebus Jennings! This crowd is solidly behind Camille.
Crowd: MS. EXTREME! MS. EXTREME! MS. EXTREME!
Flannery McCoy: Camille gets her legs underneath of her and she is using her strength to try and muscle herself AND Remi back to a vertical base! Camille succeeds! They’re both standing now and Camille grabs at Remi’s leg! Remi lets go of the headlock which allows Camille to slip behind Remi and grab her around the waist. Remi elbows Camille in the side of the head and looks to take her down! But Camille is able to drive her knee into Remi’s gut! The former Specialists Champion hits the mat and Camille is finally standing tall! She begins stomping away on Remi now!
Talib Bari: Camille drops down and grabs Remi, wrapping her legs around Remi’s neck for a modified version of a headlock! Remi immediately grabs for the legs but Camille turns them both over so Remi is staring down at the mat. Camille lifts herself up and drives Remi’s face into the mat! WOW!
Stew-O: Camille does that several times in succession and she releases Remi! She drags Remi to the corner and quickly goes to the top rope!
Talib Bari: SHOOTING STAR SENTON!!!! CAMILLE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Flannery McCoy: REMI KICKS OUT!!!!
Stew-O: Camille gets back to her feet and pulls Remi up by the hair! BUT REMI GETS HER ARM AROUND CAMILLE’S NECK AND PULLS HER BACK DOWN! REMI WITH A SMALL PACKAGE COVER!!!!
Flannery McCoy: CAMILLE KICKS OUT!!!
Talib Bari: CAMILLE IS BACK UP AND SHE KICKS REMI RIGHT IN THE FACE! REMI FALLS BACK AND CAMILLE BEGINS STOMPING AWAY AT REMI’S NECK, FACE, AND CHEST!
Stew-O: Camille’s aggressive side is coming out again and I can’t stress this enough. The title will change hands on a disqualification!
Flannery McCoy: Camille grabs Remi and throws her into the ropes. Remi hooks her arms to keep from the springing forward! Camille rushes towards Remi, but Remi gets her feet up! Camille stumbles back and Remi forces herself forward! She’s looking for a knee strike! Camille ducks! Camille grabs Remi and rolls her up from behind!
Stew-O: REMI KICKS OUT! CAMILLE GETS TO HER FEET! REMI GETS TO HER FEET! BOTH WOMEN LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER!
Talib Bari: CAMILLE THROWS THE FIRST STRIKE! HER FOREARM CATCHES REMI IN THE JAW! REMI FIRES BACK WITH AN OPEN-HANDED PALM STRIKE! CAMILLE WITH THE FOREARM! REMI WITH THE PALM STRIKE! FOREARM! PALM STRIKE! CAMILLE WITH A KICK! REMI LETS LOOSE A KICK OF HER OWN THAT CATCHES CAMILLE IN THE THIGH AND ALMOST BRINGS HER TO THE MAT! BUT CAMILLE RECOVERS AND THROWS ANOTHER KICK! REMI WITH A KICK! CAMILLE! REMI! REMI! REMI! THE KICKBOXER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!
Flannery McCoy: REMI CONNECTS WITH CAMI- NO!!! CAMILLE CATCHES THE FOOT! CAMILLE SNAPS REMI TO THE MAT AND GOES FOR THE AVA LOCK! REMI IMMEDIATELY REACHES FOR THE ROPES AND PULLS HERSELF FORWARD! CAMILLE LETS GO OF REMI AND KICKS REMI’S HANDS FROM THE ROPES!!!
Stew-O: Do we count that as a rope break?!
Flannery McCoy: I… I don’t even know…
Talib Bari: Camille looks to grab Remi, but Remi is able to plant her feet in Camille’s midsection and push her back! Remi looks to use the ropes to help herself up but Camille comes flying back at her!
Flannery McCoy: CAMILLE CONNECTS WITH A FLYING KNEE TO THE FACE!!!
Stew-O: REMI HITS THE MAT AND THE PURE CHAMPION PICKS UP REMI!!! CAMILLE IS LOOKING FOR A TWIST OF FATE! REMI SHOVES HER FORWARD! CAMILLE HITS THE ROPES CHEST FIRST AND REMI PULLS HER DOWN FOR A COVER!!!!
Talib Bari: CAMILLE POWERS OUT!!!
Flannery McCoy: REMI GETS UP!! CAMILLE GETS UP!!! REMI CATCHES CAMILLE WITH A KICK TO THE JAW! CAMILLE IS STILL STANDING THOUGH! REMI FLIES FORWARD AND TAKES CAMILLE DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! REMI SLIPS BETWEEN THE ROPES AND GETS ON THE APRON OF THE RING!! REMI JUMPS ON THE ROPES NOW!!! SPRINGBOARD LEGDROP!!!!
Stew-O: CAMILLE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!!!
Talib Bari: REMI GRABS HER LEG AND CAMILLE JANE AVA BOOTS HER IN THE FACE! REMI FALLS BACK ON THE MAT!!! CAMILLE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE ROPES!!!! SHE CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! SHE’S GOING TO END THIS MATCH AND SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
Flannery McCoy: BLIND FURY!!!!
Talib Bari: REMI MOVES!!! CAMILLE IS NOT ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THAT DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!!!
Stew-O: Remi and Camille are both back up to their feet now! Remi lunges forward and looks to connect with a knee! Camille avoids it and tries to grab Remi from behind! Remi catches her with an elbow to the side of the head and slips behind her now! Camille throws her own elbow, which catches Remi in the temple! Remi doesn’t let go though! She tries for a German suplex! Camille blocks it and throws another elbow! Remi takes another one to the temple and this time she is forced to let go. Camille turns around and grabs Remi…
Flannery McCoy: TWIST OF FATE!!!! CAMILLE CONNECTS WITH THE TWIST OF FATE!!!!
Talib Bari: CAMILLE GOES BACK UP TOP NOW! SHE IS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO FINISH REMI OFF WITH BLIND FURY ONE MORE TIME!!!
Crowd: MS. EXTREME! MS. EXTREME! MS. EXTREME!
Stew-O: DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!!!
Flannery McCoy: IT CONNECTS!!!!
Talib Bari: CAMILLE CRAWLS ON TOP OF REMI AND HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stephie Love: AND HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PURE CHAMPION… MS. EXTREME!!!!
(The crowd goes nuts as ‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day kicks up across the PA system. The referee is given the PURE Championship and he hands it to Ms. Extreme. She cradles the title to her chest for a moment before standing up and allowing the referee to raise her hand.)
Flannery McCoy: What a match and what a huge victory for Camille Jane Ava as she turns her attention towards Ides of Match.
Talib Bari: Remi Skyfire put up one hell of a fight, but in the end it was the champion who triumphed over the challenger.
Stew-O: Fantastic match and just an overall incredible night of action here on Dynasty. For Flannery McCoy and Talib Bari, I’m Stew-O, goodnight everybody!
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