(EAW intro plays.)
(Friday Night Dynasty opens up to a recap of the Marquee Event, Operation: Doomsday: Soul Food Sunday retain their Unified Tag Team Championships against DOMINION. Milli Banks and the Off-Brand Amphetamines get the win over Madison Kaline, Sierra Bradford, and Mei Sasaki. PJ Hendrx comes to an agreement with Tyrone Montgomery that the winner of the Unique Opportunity match later in the night gets a shot at PJ’s Interwire Championship. Sienna Jade gets the win over Serenity Valdez, afterward being attacked by The Queen Bees before Kassidy Heart runs down for the save. Caroline retains the New Breed Championship against Korey Gaines. The Jaded Hearts have a backstage interview, planning to get payback on The Queen Bees and make their return to the tag division. Bronson Daniels beats Ruler. The Queen Bees are confronted backstage by Cameron Ella Ava who has a tense back and forth with Serenity Valdez before dispersing. Jay Jerry Johnson wins the Unique Opportunity and a shot at the Interwire Championship. Joso versus Scott Diamond ends in both Elitists blowing up and being unable to compete. Then in the main event, Limmy Monaghan retains his World Heavyweight Championship in the Dome of Death against Cameron Ella Ava to end the show and the recap.)
(The camera then goes to a shot of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, where pyro is seen shooting from the stage with the crowd on their feet. A clean version of ‘P.A.T.’ by Denzel Curry is heard playing through the speakers while the shot goes around to show a full shot of the arena. It isn’t long before it then goes to the commentary group of Stew-O, Flannery McCoy, and Jake Mercer who are standing by.)
Stew-O: We are coming to you LIVE from Cleveland, Ohio on the fast track to the GRAND RAMPAGE Marquee Event, starting off the road with another jam packed episode of… FRIDAY NIGHT DYNASTY!!!
Flannery McCoy: And what a show we have for you tonight indeed, with Shane Gates going against Axel Graves, Kioga Leosa going up against the debuting Eli Cardiff, Milli Banks going up against Voltage’s Ayu Megumi, Jamie Cross having a rematch against Voltage’s Korey Gaines, Ruler and Voltage’s Mercer McKay facing the Off-Brand Amphetamines, Jay Jerry Johnson facing Voltage’s Ronan Malosi,.and in the main event, Bronson Daniels facing Interwire Champion PJ Hendrx. This is definitely a show that you do not want to miss!
Jake Mercer: Well guess what?! I DON’T CARE! BECAUSE LOOK WHO’S FIRST ON THE CARD TONIGHT, FLANNERY! IT’S ‘THE LEADER’!
(Eventually, the camera would begin to fade to a long shot of the Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse, as we get a long continuous shot panning across the rear side of the arena, focusing on the crowd, the ring, the stage, and everything else that can be seen surrounding it. The camera lingers on that image, before slowly fading down to a hand-held camera that focuses on the stage. The Dynasty graphics would continue to flicker, the stage being front and present, as the cameraman remains in the position that it’s already in, only moving due to the natural movement of the man’s hand. In that prone shot, we would hear a voice speak up…)
Stephie Love: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome… THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION…
(Suddenly, the crowd would road in cheers.)
Stephie Love: LIIIMMYYYYYY MONAGHAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
(‘Limit Break X Survivor’ by Kiyoshi Hikawa would hit the speakers, as the audience attendees continue to go nuts. Limmy Monaghan’s graphics would play on the titantron, emphasising the “Triple Crown” achievement above his name, his graphics coated in gold. As the opening riff to Limit Break X Survivor comes to an end, and the vocals kick in, Limmy Monaghan would step out onto the stage, dressed in a white shirt with rolled up sleeves, black jeans along with sneakers, the EAW World Heavyweight Championship wrapped around his arm. Limmy would stop at the peak of the stage, unhooking the Championship, before he raises the title up high with one arm, his index finger stuck up in his left hand. Eventually, he would begin to make his way down the ramp, as he slumps the World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder, walking down towards the ring, evidently still feeling the damage from his Dome Of Death classic with Cameron Ella Ava. Limmy would eventually enter the ring, and grab a mic, as his theme song slowly fades out.)
Stew-O: Just six days removed from an epic conquest against ‘The Serpent’ Cameron Ella Ava, we finally hear from our World Heavyweight Champion, who we can tell is still feeling the effects of that match. Countless crashes into the cage, countless drops from 10, if not 20 feet in the air, crashing down to the mat; all for the Championship that rests on his shoulder. It was a battle for the ages, but he’s here to tell the tale.
Flannery McCoy: Indeed, and that reflects his “fighter” mentality. He didn’t give up, despite the battle being among the worst he’s ever had, after all it’s the 2nd time he has fought inside of steel chains in the past 3 months, both times coming out on top. He earned the right to come out here as Champion and address the audience, and I’m sure that after all of that, he’s happy about it!
Jake Mercer: And who wouldn’t be? After an infamous Tokyo Dome deathmatch, The Great Dasani retained his Rising Sun World Championship 20 years ago, and was over the moon he got to address his fans. I’m sure Limmy will be too!
(As the fans die down, Limmy stands in the center of the ring, and raises the microphone to his lips.)
Limmy Monaghan: I said it not too long ago, but Operation: Doomsday is special to me. It was the event where I won my first ever Championship in Elite Answers Wrestling, almost three years ago today, defeating somebody of the same caliber as my opponent last week. It was historic for me, nobody truly expected it. Fresh off a Pain For Pride loss, my first Pain For Pride being a Championship match itself, we challenged the Tag Team Champions a second time and came out on top. Now, I got to compete at Operation: Doomsday once more. Only this time I wasn’t fresh off the heels of a loss, I wasn’t a rookie just trying to find his place in the world, I’m a man that is bridging to be at the same caliber that I was facing all those years ago. The proverbial “industry titans”, the “all timers.” It was about my legacy, defining it, shaping it, cementing it. The match turned out perfect. After being the underdog a few years ago, I became the favorite, despite going toe-to-toe with one of the greatest to ever do it in Cameron Ella Ava, I was the one who was expected, who NEEDED to win. A legacy defining match… I chose something, a stipulation, a ‘Dome’ of something I wanted my legacy to transcend. A ‘Dome of Death’. I survived.
Limmy Monaghan: But it wouldn’t have mattered if my opponent wasn’t who it was. If my opponent wasn’t Cameron Ella Ava. We both stated it the entire time, we didn’t need to have an apparent “blood feud” in order to create a classic. To create one of the most hype events imaginable. To create a plausible Match of the Year Main Event. All we needed was “legacy.” Fighting for our individual accomplishments, shaping the future of this brand. I firmly believe we’re the best this brand had to offer. If I hadn’t faced Cam, I’m not sure that match would be the spectacle that it was. I’m not sure it would have been the challenge that it was. As much as it is an honor to stand here and say I succeeded in a match such as that, it really would not have been what it was without Cam. Win, lose, draw; we created one of the greatest events this company may ever see, and because of it, I cemented my reign as having the potential to be one of the greatest. Not many people can say they accomplished what I have, beating who I have, and doing so during an event that I did. But now, it’s onward to the future. That match cemented the future of this brand. What this brand will look like going forward, it remains me at the pinnacle of it. It reaffirms that I am everything that I say I am, and more.
(The crowd would cheer.)
Limmy Monaghan: I am firmly in control of the future of this reign, of this brand. I have the power to shape what Pain For Pride will look like, what Grand Rampage will look like, when it comes to this Championship. I have the power to shape what my very own future will look like. I am not stopping here. Absolutely everybody is welcome, no matter their company stature, no matter where on the proverbial totem poll they reside; I cannot be the best without knocking EVERYBODY down, forcing them to grovel at my feet, as I stand tall STILL Champion. I proved I could do that at Operation: Doomsday. I will continue that theme onward…
(The crowd continues cheering, however, moments later, the crowd noise would get even louder, as ‘Good For Her’ by MOTHICA hits the speakers, and Cameron Ella Ava’s graphics would play through the titantron. Limmy Monaghan would turn his head, facing the stage, relatively surprised at once more hearing Cameron’s music. Walking onto the stage dressed in leather pants alongside a checkered jacket, also feeling the effects of their Dome of Death match, Cameron Ella Ava would walk out of the curtains with a microphone in hand, smirking. Limmy would visibly welcome her to the ring, and Cameron obliges, beginning to walk down the ramp, before walking up the steel steps. She pauses on the apron once more, as she lightly applauds Limmy, tapping the back of her hand that holds the microphone, before entering the ring. Her theme song would fade out, as the crowd cheers at the two former competitors staring off face-to-face. Though, Cameron would eventually speak up, causing them to calm down.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Now, let’s not get too rowdy here. I’m not here to challenge Limmy a second time. :mjgrin:
(The crowd would simmer down.)
Cameron Ella Ava: It isn’t often that we see a match like we put on at Operation: Doomsday. Usually, to reach that level of hype, we would see a literal blood feud in order to reach that level. So many… personal… attacks, and jabs that – while isn’t beneath me – wasn’t necessary this time around. Limmy Monaghan vs. Cameron Ella Ava spoke for itself. Women’s History Month, the chance to become the first ever woman to hold the World Heavyweight Championship, going toe-to-toe with somebody looking to prove their legacy. It is a clash of titans. Just the match itself, and the reason for it happening, it was enough to propel it into superstardom. It really couldn’t have been anyone but us. You know, I didn’t just come back from my hiatus to do something other than that. To put on matches that didn’t mean as much as that. There is no one like Cameron Ella Ava in this sport, and Cameron Ella Ava at the top, competing in those main events, putting on classics? It was surely missed. But, of course, without Limmy Monaghan, that match also would not have been as interesting as it was. It wouldn’t have been as violent as it was. We matched each other’s insanity, and put on a classic.
Cameron Ella Ava: All I’m hurt about is the battle scars that I can proudly wear. The battle scars I look at with a smile. That loss doesn’t hurt me, because I know somebody as talented and deserving as Limmy Monaghan is the one that came out on top, and I couldn’t be more proud. I mean, I was proud before, somebody who I interacted with just a few years ago, but slowly began to root for, eventually lived up to the hype and potential by becoming World Heavyweight Champion; what wasn’t there not to be proud of? But beating me? Surviving the ‘Dome of Death’? Going toe-to-toe with the greatest challenge he will ever face during his reign, if not in his entire career, and succeeding? It deserves its props. I’m not ashamed to not have the title around my waist right now, I’m not ashamed to not be promoting all of these events, the barn burner we put on was to prove who truly did deserve to do all of that. And, for the time being, it was you Limmy. So, instead of coming out here to challenge you, I’m here to do something different. I’m here, quite simply, to congratulate you. :drakelike:
(Cameron Ella Ava smirks as she lowers her microphone, and extends a handshake. Limmy wastes no time in transferring his microphone into his other hand, before quickly accepting the handshake, as the crowd begins to cheer. Limmy mutters a “thank you” off microphone, before eventually, the two share a moment of pure respect as they hug one another in the center of the ring. The crowd would cheer louder than ever, as two Elitists who just went to war are giving each other the props they both feel the other deserves. Cameron Ella Ava would pull back, as the two look to be done, before eventually…)
(‘Toad’ by Justin Hurwitz would blare through the speakers, as the crowd would roar in a shock of surprise, and confusion. Limmy Monaghan and Cameron Ella Ava both turn their attention over to the stage, as lo-and-behold, “The Mad Titan” would make his way out through the curtains. Scott Diamond, wearing a denim sleeveless jacket, alongside a black t-shirt and jeans, while holding a microphone, would walk down the ramp, clearly unimpressed by the sign of respect that is going on in the ring. The crowd are very surprised to see Scott, however, as he walks with a limp, holding onto his ribs, also hurt due to the outcome at Operation: Doomsday, however is still hellbent on making his way out onto Dynasty. As he put it himself, not just here for a paycheck. Scott would walk up the steel steps, before slipping through the ropes into the ring. He would stand facing Cameron and Limmy, towering over the both of them in both size and stature. Eventually, his theme song would fade out, as he lifts the microphone up to his lips.)
Scott Diamond: Before we get started, I want to get something off my chest. I truly hope you – whether it be the two Elitists that stand before me, or the thousands of beating hearts in this arena – didn’t expect Operation: Doomsday to be the last we saw of Scott Diamond. I hope you didn’t expect such a little accident like that to keep me out long. I’m no doubt still feeling the effects of having to be stretchered out, no question about it, but I truthfully want to believe that not a single soul here were convinced that it was the end for Scott Diamond. It never could have been. I didn’t come back just to sit back and rest on my laurels, I have been far from satisfied ever since I returned. There is only one thing that is left for me here, pure and total domination inside of the squared circle. Perhaps the only fulfilling thing left for me. Perhaps something that I have been itching for all this time. Perhaps more. Nevertheless; something I *intend* on fulfilling. I didn’t come back for a one-off appearance and a paycheck. I came back to make EAW my own once more.
Scott Diamond: I came back to dominate. So I could feel the serotonin of walking down that ramp, stepping in between these ropes, and finding pleasure in the pain of others. To be at the top at the displeasure of others. To prove that I am still the best, regardless of how much the tidal wave has changed. In order to accomplish that feat, in order to accomplish the goal I have set myself towards, I cannot truly be all that I desire… without that. (Scott Diamond points towards the Elite Answers Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship.) To fulfill those desires that I still have, I believe it’s in my best interest to go one-on-one with you, Limmy Monaghan, for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship. To truly step up to being the best, to truly dominate this entire sport, what you have over your shoulder will come home to me. It embodies everything I just said, after all. That World Heavyweight Championship reaches it’s full potential with me, and with me, I get to do everything that I have set myself towards…
(Scott Diamond turns his attention to Cameron, briefly.)
Scott Diamond: She knows all about that, Limmy. Why don’t you ask your little motherfly figure over there? Why not let her fill you in? She’ll tell you from experience exactly what Scott Diamond is about, what he’s capable of when he’s truly motivated and wants something. I’m sure her answer would be the exact same thing you’ll go through.
(Scott Diamond stares back towards Limmy, as Scott lowers his microphone. Cameron, however, would shake her head, before slowly raising the microphone up to her lips. She is about to respond, however… Limmy places his hand atop the microphone. He steps in between Cameron and Scott, and raises the microphone of his own.)
Limmy Monaghan: I don’t need anybody speaking on my behalf. I’ll give it to you straight. I’ll give you a basic response, something you’ll be ecstatic to hear, because thus far I don’t want to rip the main event spotlight from you just this early on. I want you to bask in it before I kneecap you and make that reunion a short one. I accept your challenge, Scott. I accept everything you have sent my way. I accept everything you are planning to do. In the end, the result stays the same…
(Limmy Monaghan drops his microphone, before slowly raising up his World Heavyweight Championship, as he doesn’t take his eyes away from Scott. Scott smirks, as he looks up at Limmy’s World Heavyweight Championship, the two staring down in the center of the ring. The camera would remain on these two, briefly panning between the crowd to show their reaction. Eventually, we would get a hard cam shot of the ring, as we see all three Elitists – two Hall of Famers and the current World Heavyweight Champion – standing next to each other. Limmy and Scott don’t take their eyes off each other, as slowly, the camera would fade elsewhere.)
(A commercial is shown for Grand Rampage, featuring EAW World Heavyweight Champion Limmy Monaghan.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Outlaws and Outsiders’ by Cory Marks begins to blast throughout the speakers to a mixed reaction of boos and cheers as Axel Graves would walk out onto the stage with Nash Haynes by his side. He looks pissed off but confident in himself as he makes his way down the rampway, before entering into the ring and backing into his corner.)
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST!!!! FROM BEARCREEK, MONTANA, WEIGHING IN AT 265 POUNDS, ‘BIG COUNTRY!!!!!’ AXELLLLLLL GRAVESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
(Then, ‘The Dying Song’ by Slipknot would begin to blast throughout the speakers to a loudly negative reaction of boos. Shane Gates walks out just as pissed off as Axel Graves, as he rushes down to the ring, speed walking down the rampway as he enters into the ring and backs up into his corner.)
Stephie Love: AND HIS OPPONENT!!!! FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA, WEIGHING IN AT 213 POUNDS, HE IS THE ‘NATURAL BORN KILLER!!!!!!!’ SHANEEEEEEE GATESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: HERE WE GO, AND RIGHT AWAY THEY ARE GOING AT IT! BOTH MEN ARE TRADING LEFTS AND RIGHTS AND THIS IS ABOUT TO BE A HOSS FIGHT! Axel Graves pushes Shane Gates backwards with a forearm smash and Shane falls into the ropes, ONLY TO CATCH AXEL WITH A HUGE BIG BOOT, AND AXEL FALLS TO A KNEE! SHANE LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE OFF OF IT AS HE RUNS THE ROPES ONCE MORE, BUT THIS TIME AXEL POPS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HE IS ABLE TO DROP SHANE WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK, SHANE GOES DOWN!
Flannery McCoy: And now Axel catches Shane with a huge boot to the face of his own, and Shane is on wobbly legs as he tries to climb back up, and Axel catches him with an uppercut! Shane is not in the best of predicaments right now, as Axel quickly grabs Shane, before dropping him with a huge vertical suplex! These two men both lost at Operation: Doomsday in the unique opportunity match, and now they are here with something to prove, and they are doing exactly that as they are trying to beat the crap out of each other!
Jake Mercer: Axel quickly takes a run for the ropes, as he goes to drop his knee right down onto Shane’s skull, but Shane is able to move out of the way just in time! Axel crashes and he holds onto his knee, and Shane quickly gets back up to his feet, before running straight at Axel, and he forcefully clotheslines him over the top rope, and Axel goes falling down to the ringside floor, where Nash Haynes is there to check up on him! Of course he is, we all knew that one way or another he’d get involved.
Stew-O: BUT SHANE GATES RUNS OFF THE ROPES, AND HE JUST DIVED THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND SENT AXEL BACK INTO THE BARRICADE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Wow!! We’ve never seen that from Shane before, but look at him; he’s on fire right now! Shane quickly grabs Axel by the hair, throwing him back into the ring as he enters back in as well, getting up to his feet and leans up against the ropes, waiting for Axel to get back to his feet… but look! Nash Haynes is distracting Shane! Shane is forced to turn his attention to him!
Flannery McCoy: AND THAT GIVES AXEL GRAVES THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER AND CATCH SHANE GATES OFF GUARD! Shane falls down to his knees, as now Axel is absolutely berating him with those harsh lefts and rights! Shane Gates is trying his hardest to protect himself, but there is no use as Axel drags Shane over to the middle of the ring before pulling him back up to his feet, AND AXEL GRAVES LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR BEFORE PLANTING SHANE GATES RIGHT BACK DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX; SHANE DID NOT LAND PRETTY THERE!
Jake Mercer: But Axel Graves isn’t done just yet, quickly getting back to his feet as he lefts Shane Gates back up into the air, AND HE DROPS HIM WITH ‘TO THE SKY!!!!!’ THE SIT-OUT CHOKESLAM PLANTS SHANE GATES, AND NOW AXEL FLOATS OVER INTO THE COVER AND THIS MIGHT JUST BE IT FOR SHANE GATES HERE TONIGHT!
Stew-O: SHANE GATES KICKS OUT! SHANE GATES KICKS OUT AND AXEL GRAVES ISN’T HAPPY ABOUT IT, AS HE QUICKLY PICKS SHANE BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HE GOES FOR A SECOND ‘TO THE SKY!!!!’ But Shane Gates is able to reverse out of it! He falls into the ropes, before catching Axel with a huge clothesline, but the big man doesn’t fall off his feet! Shane runs the ropes once more, hitting another clothesline, but once again Axel doesn’t go down! BUT SHANE GATES IS ABLE TO DROP HIM AND TURN HIM INSIDE OUT ON THE NEXT ATTEMPT, SWITCHING IT UP WITH A HUGE LARIAT!
Flannery McCoy: Axel Graves is knocked out cold, but I don’t think Shane Gates is done! He quickly grabs Axel by the hair, lifting him back to his feet, and a huge slap to the face knocking him back! AXEL DIDN’T LIKE THAT AND HE WILDLY SWINGS RIGHT AT SHANE, BUT SHANE DUCKS IT, BEFORE LIFTING AXEL UP INTO THE AIR AND HE DROPS HIM RIGHT ON HIS HEAD WITH ‘DARKNESS BELOW!!!’ THE BURNING HAMMER, AND THIS MATCH MIGHT BE OVER, SHANE GOES INTO THE COVER!
Jake Mercer: NASH HAYNES! NASH HAYNES JUST PUT AXEL’S FOOT ONTO THE ROPE WITHOUT THE REF NOTICING, AND HE SAVED AXEL’S BUTT! Shane is not happy whatsoever right now, as he quickly gets back up, and rolls out of the ring… HOLY CRAP!! SHANE GATES JUST KNOCKED NASH HAYES OUT WITH A HUGE LARIAT! NASH ISN’T GETTING BACK UP AFTER THAT, AND SHANE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING, BUT AXEL IS TRYING TO FIGHT HIM OFF, BUT SHANE PUSHES AXEL OFF HIM!
Stew-O: AND SHANE GATES CUTS AXEL GRAVES RIGHT IN HALF WITH A HUGE SPEAR!!! AXEL IS *OUT* OF IT! SHANE GATES LOOKS PISSED OFF AND RIGHTFULLY SO, AS HE BEGINS TO SMASH AXEL’S FACE IN WITH REPEATED FOREARMS! AXEL IS GETTING HIS CRAP ROCKED RIGHT NOW, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS BECOMING UNRESPONSIVE BECAUSE OF THE FORCE BEHIND ALL OF THOSE FOREARM SMASHES!
Flannery McCoy: Shane Gates is a man possessed right now, as he grabs Axel Graves by the throat and lifts him back up to his feet, and he is slapping him around! Shane is slapping this man around, and he can’t do anything about it! BUT AXEL GRAVES TRIES TO FIGHT BACK, BUT IT IS NO USE AS SHANE GATES IS ABLE TO DUCK UNDER THE SWINGS, AND HE GRABS A HOLD OF AXEL BY THE FACE, AND LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR BEFORE SLAMMING HIM TO THE MAT WITH ‘RECKONING!!!!!!’ THE IRON CLAW CHOKESLAM, AND AXEL GRAVES IS DONE FOR! SHANE COVERS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER; SHANE GATES!!!!!!!!!!
(‘The Dying Song’ begins to blast throughout the speakers to a loud reaction of boos, as Shane Gates quickly gets back to his feet. He does not look happy as he gets his arm raised by the referee, but he shoves him away. Shane raises his own arms into the air, before celebrating his victory as Axel Graves rolls out of the ring.)
Stew-O: What a fight these two had tonight! They brought everything at each other and in more, but in the end, Shane Gates was a man possessed, and he was able to get away with the win, and he did it while also knocking Nash Haynes out cold as well! Congratulations to Shane Gates!
(The camera would then fade elsewhere from there.)
(A commercial is shown for Lean Cuisine featuring Answers World Champion Jake Smith.)
(Friday Night Dynasty fades back into the arena with the camera going to the stage, ‘Complete Collapse’ by Sleeping With Sirens being heard to follow. The crowd gives a mixed reaction while the lights begin to dim, smoke coming from the stage, out emerging the New Breed Champion Caroline. She has a serious expression on her face as the shot pans down to show her title wrapped firmly around her waist. The spotlight that shines down on her begins to trail as she makes her way down the ramp and toward the ring.)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!! ‘The Queen of Shadows’… CAROLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: Well as we know Caroline walked out of Operation: Doomsday as happy of a camper as she could be, marking her first successful title defense against Korey Gaines at the Marquee Event. None were short on words against one another and when it was finally time to settle the score inside the ring, they sure did not disappoint.
Flannery McCoy: But when it was all said and done the Champion rose out of the ashes victorious and now comes out to the ring tonight potentially looking for another challenger. We know that Grand Rampage is fast approaching and I’m sure she wouldn’t miss another opportunity to get another title defense going, and whoever approaches her in the weeks leading up to this certainly will find themselves across the ring from her with high stakes involved. All I can say? First come, first serve.
Jake Mercer: I’m just saying guys, and I don’t understand what all of the commotion is about, I think I could step up to Caroline. I have a little bit of amateur wrestling experience, I could really slap her around and show her the ropes!
Flannery McCoy: Don’t even try, Jake.
(Caroline makes her way up the steel steps, heading onto the apron before entering into the ring. She stands at the center of the ring, gripping a microphone in her hand while ‘Complete Collapse’ begins to come to a close. She takes a moment, looking around at the crowd while the lights go back to normal, before then beginning to speak.)
Caroline: I don’t know what you expected. I honestly don’t know what any of you anticipated other than the obvious at Operation: Doomsday. It was clear that Korey Gaines was way out of his league trying to come for me, and a part of me wonders why he even bothered to begin with, but that’s not my problem anymore. After this week he can return to Voltage empty handed and I’ll happily dust my hands off this mess and move on with my career. Now I can properly look toward the rest of my reign with the semblance of optimism that I have left from my old self, and patiently await who’s next. I know there’s a lot of people in this company who have been waiting for an opportunity like this, to fight for the New Breed Championship, and I promised from the very beginning that I would welcome whoever that may be to step up to the plate. But as you saw with poor Korey, it’s not going to be as easy as people expect it to be.
(Caroline looks at her title for a moment before continuing to speak.)
Caroline: I’m past that though, I’m past the first defense and I look toward the next defense. Grand Rampage is right around the corner and I would sure love to get a challenger for the event, whoever that may be is more than welcome to interrupt me as per tradition in this company. But as far as I’m concerned, beyond Grand Rampage, and dare I say even Pain For Pride, this title is not leaving my waist. I work toward putting my Championship reign on the map, and surpassing my predecessors, and considering the competition, I don’t think that’s going to be a very tall task. But that all depends on who’s going to end up accepting the challenge that I’ve put out. So right now, let’s get this over with, I know there are Elitists out there who want to answer the call, and nobody is stopping you.
(Caroline lowers the microphone and turns around, looking toward the stage and awaiting whoever is going to be coming out to the ring to challenge her for her title. It’s not long after that ‘Come As You Are’ by Nirvana is heard playing through the speakers of the arena, the crowd erupting into cheers as the camera goes over to show Jamie Valdez happily beginning to make her way out from the backstage area. She waves at the crowd energetically before looking toward the stage, showing a disgruntled Caroline inside the ring, before beginning to make her way down the ramp.)
Stew-O: Well it seems someone has answered the open challenge, and it’s none other than Jamie Cross! She may have come up short at Operation: Doomsday in her Unique Opportunity match, but she looks toward greener pastures tonight looking to make herself the next New Breed Champion at the expense of Caroline.
Flannery McCoy: But I know I’m not the only one that notices the parallels between both Jamie and Caroline. Jamie is like the Caroline of old, and I think the new Caroline has taken that hint and she can’t help but look on in disgust. This is certainly going to be an interesting dynamic, but I can already tell that this is not going to be very well received by the Champion at all.
Jake Mercer: What do you mean? I don’t think Jamie and Caroline look similar, you’re insane.
(Jamie jumps up onto the apron and enters into the ring, ‘Come As You Are’ beginning to come to a close as she approaches Caroline with a microphone in her hand.)
Jamie Cross: It’s pretty surreal that I get an opportunity like this tonight. I was backstage and I couldn’t help but hear that Caroline here was holding an open challenge for the New Breed Championship at the next Marquee Event. As soon as she said that, I had to make sure that I was first in line, because something like this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for, it’s what I’ve dreamt of! Fighting for a title in EAW, once again, it just feels surreal thinking about it. I’m honored to have an opportunity like this, and how even when things looked grim like they did after Operation: Doomsday, I found that light at the end of the tunnel with this. So Caroline, from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank you for this.
(Caroline raises an eyebrow, shocked at what is happening right now.)
Caroline: Who the hell said I’d accept your challenge? You must have me twisted…
(Jamie looks shocked at this, while Caroline continues.)
Caroline: Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room, because I’m sure everyone is dying to hear it come out of my mouth, you’re me. You’re me from when I first stepped into this company, all wide-eyed, star struck, and painfully optimistic. With every loss you get back up with an even bigger smile on your face, looking toward the future and expecting the best out of it no matter what stands in your way. While that may seem cute to others, getting that out of the way, I want no business with it. I feel like I could hurl right now, and I am by no means looking to give you that valuable lesson that you desire out of this confrontation right now. Not even that, let’s look past all of that and my personal biases, I’m not sure you’re even deserving of a title shot against me considering your past luck. I beat Korey Gaines last week to defend my title, meanwhile you lost to him on a weekly show, what does that say about the two of us? What gives you the right to come out here and even entertain this right now?
Jamie Cross: Because I know I’m ready for this, I’ve been preparing my entire life. Sure, I may not have had the best luck, you don’t need to state it for me to already know, but that doesn’t mean I’ve quit just yet. I’m swinging, and I’ve not only got back up with a bigger smile, but a bigger fight and through adversity it has made me stronger than ever. I wouldn’t have come out here if I wasn’t confident in my abilities, and I truly do feel like I’m the best Jamie Cross possible, and I’m ready for the job. You can acknowledge the fact that I lost to Korey Gaines and you beat him, but that’s not set in stone just yet. I have a match against him tonight, and I promise that when I do beat him and show just how much improvement I’ve made…
(Jamie steps closer, a lot more serious in her tone.)
Jamie Cross: I’m coming for you and that title.
(The crowd cheers loudly, while Caroline seems like she’s at the end of her rope right now with this conversation between the two of them.)
Caroline: So be it.
(Caroline drops her microphone down to the ground while ‘Complete Collapse’ begins to blast through the speakers again. She drops down and rolls out of the ring without a second glance, beginning to make her way back to the backstage area while Jamie turns, watching on from inside the ring. She makes a Championship gesture around her waist with a smirk on her face, as it’s the last shot seen before Friday Night Dynasty begins to fade from there.)
(A commercial is shown for Sunday Night Voltage’s Marquee Event, Tempest, featuring EAW World Heavyweight Champion Myles defending his title against Samael.)
Stephie Love: The following contest is a singles match scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALLl!!!
(‘Mr. Brownstone’ by Guns N’ Roses would begin to play throughout the arena to a mixed reaction of cheers and boos, as the debuting Eli Cardiff would make his way out onto the stage. He walks down the ramp, entering into the ring and backing into the corner.)
Stephie Love: Introducing first! From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 210 pounds, he is ‘KING COBRA!!!!!!!!’ ELIIIIII CARDIFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Survival Tactics (Instrumental)’ by Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ would then replace it, the mixed reaction staying the same, as Keoga Leoso would then walk out onto the stage. Looking upset after his loss at Operation: Doomsday, Keoga walks down the ramp with a purpose as he gets into the ring, backing into the corner.)
Stephie Love: And his opponent! From Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 245 pounds, he is the ‘SAMOAN STREET BRAWLER!!!!’ KEOGAAAAAAAA LEOSOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jake Mercer: AND KEOGA LEOSO RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE RUSHES TOWARDS THE DEBUTING ELI CARDIFF, SHOVING HIM INTO THE CORNER AND RESPONDING WITH HUGE REPETITIVE SHOTS TO THE CHEST! CHOP! BACKHAND! CHOP! BACKHAND! CHOP! BACKHAND! NOT LETTING ANY EARLY ADVANTAGE SLIP AWAY HERE… AND NOW KEOGA GRABS THE HAIR OF ELI CARDIFF, THEN THROWING HIS OPPONENT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING ON HIS OWN ACCORD WITH RELATIVE EASE!
Flannery McCoy: What a start here by Keoga Leoso! Dropping Eli Cardiff into a seated position, then running off of the ropes with such speed .. And now again! Keoga is building up some massive momentum here… AND AFTER TWO REBOUNDS OFF OF THE ROPES, KEOGA DROPS ALL OF HIS WEIGHT ONTO ELI! ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING HIM WITH THE ENTIRETY OF HIS MASS! Huge crossbody and a great early attack! But that is not all, folks.
Stew-O: No it is not! Keoga Leoso grabs the hair once again and pulls Eli Cardiff right back up to his feet, showing no remorse at all. We saw how well Keoga did on his free per view debut despite not walking away with the unique opportunity… AND NOW HE IS LOOKING TO CONTINUE THAT RUSH OF RAGE AS HE PULLS ELI FORWARDS BY YANKING HIS WRIST, CLOCKING HIM DOWN AGAIN WITH AN ELBOW SHOT TO THE SKULL… Oh no, Keoga didn’t let go of the wrist, as he pulls Eli Cardiff back up again…
Jake Mercer: AND HE POPS ELI CARDIFF UP INTO THE AIR, CATCHING HIM WITH A HUGE SAMOAN DROP ON THE WAY DOWN! THE ‘ALLEY-UCE’ CONNECTS RIGHT ON TARGET, ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY! Eli Cardiff gets knocked out cold as Keoga Leoso stands right over his prey, a cold look of nothing less staring down deep into the limp body… Oh come on, no more Keoga…
Flannery McCoy: Keoga Leoso is lifting Eli Cardiff back up another time! You have this match won, Keoga, but I think the “fight” is giving him some sort of satisfaction that he doesn’t want to end yet… And now he hooks right underneath the arm of Eli… LIFTING HIM UP AND SPINNING HIM TO THE SIDE AND RIGHT ONTO HIS BACK WITH A URANAGE SLAM! ANOTHER FINISHER CONNECTS IN QUICK SUCCESSION; “POLUTU DROP” IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Stew-O: And just NOW does Keoga go for the cover! We gotta have a winner here guys!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER; KEOGA LEOSO!
(‘Survival Tactics (Instrumental)’ would begin to play throughout the speakers once again as Keoga would get back up to his feet. He looks pleased as he gets his arm raised by the referee. He celebrates his victory as he would then exit the ring, the camera fading elsewhere as Eli Cardiff is helped away.)
(A commercial is shown for AT&T 5G featuring Drake King.)
(Eventually, the Dynasty broadcast would slowly begin to return from commercial break, as we see a long distance shot of the ring, from the hardcam slowly panning out. Slowly, the camera would fade to a different angle, as we see the stage from a moving crane shot. Eventually, ‘Changed It’ by Nicki Minaj would hit the speakers, as the EAW audience inside of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse immediately burst into a road of cheers. Milli Banks’ entrance video would begin to play, as she walks out onto the stage dressed in her wrestling bodysuit, along with her intricately-designed ring jacket, her name embezzled with diamonds on the back. Milli struts to the top of the ramp, before posing, basking in the energy of the electric crowd tonight. She would slowly begin to walk down the ramp, as she high fives numerous fans on her way down the large LED slope.)
Stew-O: Just one week ago, MillI Banks – teaming up with Off-Brand Amphetamines – took on Madison Kaline and the Queen Bees in a trios tag team match. That eventually came down to just two names, Milli, and Madison; and in what some may consider an upset, some may consider expected, Milli Banks overcame all of the odds utilizing an unnoticed counter window, to pick up the victory for her team!
Jake Mercer: And right now, she is BASKING in that victory, she absolutely loves the fact that she came out on top, and she has the swagger to back it up. That is easily the biggest name that Milli Banks was able to defeat thus far in her career, and you can tell she’s feeling herself following it!
Flannery McCoy: Which is rightfully deserved, as not just anybody can pick up a victory of that magnitude, don’t you think? It requires an Elitist at the top of their game, and that is what Milli is right now!
(Milli would slide onto the apron, as she remained kneeled down. She would remove her cloud-shaped glasses, hooking them in the window of her bodysuit chest, before slowly slipping inside of the ring. She would cater to the crowd, hyping them up, as she moved her arms up and down, before facing the hardcam once more. She poses again, as her theme song slowly begins to fade out, and she heads over to the corner. Bending down, she grabs a microphone, and moves over to the center of the ring, in which she starts to talk.)
Milli Banks: Well… what a week I’ve had, right? You know, to start this thing off, imma be real with y’all; I absolutely love shutting those Queen Bozos – nicer word than I’m allowed – up. Ever since they stuck they noses in my business, I have been itching, scratching to get my moment, and I’ve now repaid the favor… twice. Once for each time they got involved with my potential Specialists Championship victory, after all. Like, chile, there is no way you can sit there and say that you ain’t thinking about me… YET IT’S ALWAYS ME YOU GO AFTER. Unbelievable. But, I digress. It’s always music to my ears when them hoes are lying on the outside, lying in the ring, crying over a failure because they just couldn’t keep up with ‘Big Baller Mills.’ Music to my EARS. Because they deserve it. They earned it themselves long ago when they decided to screw me over, faster than Mei and a certain “poster boy.” Really would be a Jaded Hearts trainee to sleep with the top guy, huh? :mjpls: But after all is said and done, after it’s me done with THEM? I can finally move on from that walking disaster ready to explode, onto brighter futures.
Milli Banks: See, ion gotta sit here and call out Serenity one last time, honestly, we all know I could beat her. We all know I’d have been Specialists Champion already, and now that the main cause for me NOT being Champion is dealt with? …Why not shoot my shot one more time, and make it more effective than the last, huh huns? I mean, that’s REALLY what has been eating me up inside. The Queen Bees were a detour, a lil’ revenge trip, but I’m not content with just them. What’s been eating me up inside has been the fact that from the first time I had a Specialists Championship opportunity, to the Elimination Chamber, I was screwed time and time again. But that’s all out of my hair now, and I am given the opportunity to truly prove why Milli Banks is ‘The Supernova.’ No more Queen Bees, no more screwjobs, just Milli vs. The World just as it always was, meanwhile they’ll be stuck with other people for the foreseeable future. Doesn’t karma present itself in really unique ways? Better question, ain’t it so satisfying to see it happen to those witches-with-a-”bee” after all they did?
(The audience would cheer, roaring in approval.)
Milli Banks: And after all of that, I can finally get my lil redemption story. A story that ultimately shouldn’t have existed, but does anyway, and honestly might make my moment even sweeter because it presents itself as an “at long last” moment instead of a “should have” moment. At long last, Milli is on top! At long last, Milli is Champion! I don’t care if it’s ARIA, or Sierra, whoever wins that match will have to answer to me next, they will have to go one-on-one with their next challenger, they will have to go one-on-one with the Clapback Queen; the woman who will rip out their dreams and feed it to the dogs. I have one final thing to make up for, something that has eluded me thus far in my career, and honestly, I have to make it right. I’ve gone through so much, opinions have changed on me because of it, and it’s only fitting that I finally strike the deal with the devil that I should have had months ago; becoming Specialists Champion!
(The crowd would cheer at her declaration of becoming Champion, as she smirks down the hardcam soon after it. It’s clear that she is dead set on becoming Champion, and that nothing will stand in her way… until.)
Milli Banks: I-
(‘LIKE IT! LOVE IT!’ by Setsuna Yuki would hit the speakers, as the crowd’s attention would quickly turn to the stage’s, just as Milli’s does. Ayu Megumi’s entrance video would begin to play, as she walks onto the stage wearing her regular in-ring attire, alongside branded Ice Aces merchandise, such as a hat and a shirt. With a microphone in hand, Ayu Megumi would make her way down the ramp, as she hops onto the apron, continuing to stare directly at Milli. It’s clear by her soft stares that she really doesn’t have any ill will towards Milli, she isn’t doing this to annoy her. She just has a piece to say. Ayu would enter the ring, as her theme begins to die down…)
Ayu Megumi: You know, Milli, hearing you talk about dethroning my friend kinda does irritate me just a little bit. But, I know ARIA well enough, and I know she wouldn’t want me to be agitated. See, no doubt about it, I respect you Milli. There’s no bad blood here, I’ve got no problem with you, and at most, I’d just see you as a potential challenger for a good friend of mine! Nothing more than that. And because of that, I’m not going to come out here and put on a cape for ARIA. I know she’s more than capable of defending herself, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, she isn’t here tonight. She’s focusing on tomorrow night’s Championship match, which is understandable, and so here I am. I am one of the people that knows her the most. I am one of the people that knows exactly what her response would be here tonight. I am one of the few people that could picture her standing beside me, holding the microphone instead of me, and I know exactly what she would think of the challenge that you just laid forth moments ago.
Ayu Megumi: ARIA is a fighting Champion. She won’t allow her reign to be tainted by countless missed opportunities, or the feeling that she ducked or avoided anything. I know that if she was in this ring, she would be grinning ear to ear at the prospect of going one-on-one with you. ARIA will take on anyone. It’s a shame I had to speak on behalf of ARIA, but I’m sure the minute she hears me say all of this, she’s going to agree with what I have to say. I’m sure if ARIA was here, she’d accept your challenge right then and there.
(The crowd would cheer, as Milli shakes her head confused.)
Milli Banks: I ain’t gonna hold you, I wanted to speak to the Champ, not her little pet.
(The crowd immediately lets out a large ‘oooh’ sound.)
Milli Banks: But, if she can’t be here, then oh well, I guess I have to make do with you. I’m glad ARIA is gonna be a fighting champion, Ayu, 100%; my only issue is… who’s to say that she walks out with the gold at all tomorrow? Who knows, it could be the final hours of her Championship reign, and I have to answer to someone else? There’s no predicting what’s going to happen, anything could occur. You really gonna convince yourself that it’s an “ARIA would say” situation, and not the other way around as “Sierra Everett would say” hm, Ayu Megumi?
Ayu Megumi: I’m 100% certain that it’d be ARIA would say. I trust her completely to come out as Champion, and I trust her completely to go through YOU as Champion.
Milli Banks: You so confident that your girl will walk out as Champ tomorrow? That’s pretty cute. I think I got a little idea because of that. Why don’t I send her a message right now, by beating down on her pocket pal, and let’s cross our fingers she walks out with her Championship reign “staying alive” so she can come answer herself?
Ayu Megumi: You really think that’d go your way? You’re on.
(Milli Banks and Ayu Megumi would stare down with one another, as they begin to remove their entrance attires. Slowly, a referee would make their way down into the ring, as Milli and Ayu continued staring down in the center of the ring. The referee would question both of them, asking if they’re sure that they’re ready to start the match right here, and both oblige, nodding their heads with a smirk on their faces. The referee nods, and signals for the match to start, as the two back off into their respective corners…)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: The bell has rung making this match official, and both of these Elitists waste no time beginning to make their way out of their corners. Milli Banks looks ready to go, looking to capitalize on a huge Operation: Doomsday win last week. Meanwhile the visiting Ayu Megumi plans to follow up on her Super Voltage victory against Mercer McKay as well. They plan to lock up, but before that can happen, MILLI GOES UNDER AND SEIZES AYU BY THE ANKLE BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT! Ayu faceplants but quickly turns onto her back, trying to retaliate, but Milli is already mounting on top of her, grabbing her head and beginning to slam it repeatedly against the canvas! She is definitely looking to make up for lost time as she stated before this match in her promo.
Flannery McCoy: But she is also looking to send a message to the Specialists Champion ARIA, and what better way to do that then by beating her Ice Aces partner? But Ayu isn’t going to go down that easily, we know that for certain at least. Milli is off to a hot start though, getting back up to her feet and grabbing Ayu by the wrist, bringing her up as well before sending her to the ropes with an Irish whip, awaiting her rebound… BEFORE LEAPING UP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A DROPKICK TO THE CHEST! That sends Ayu sliding down to a seated position while Milli gets back up to her feet, RUSHING FORWARD AND LEAPING INTO THE AIR BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN COMPLETELY WITH A METEORA-
Jake Mercer: AYU MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY! She pulls herself back up to her feet and approaches Milli, GRABBING HER BY THE HEAD AND DROPPING HER WITH A NECKBREAKER TO THE CANVAS! She’s taken out momentarily while Ayu is in a kneeling position, reaching out to grab around the neck of Milli to bring her up to her feet, before nailing her with repeated forearm shots to the face! She tries to absorb the blows that she’s taking, even sending some back her way, but she’s halted by Ayu sending a knee to her abdomen! Milli is doubled over while Ayu turns around and rushes toward the ropes… BEFORE NAILING HER IN THE FACE WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT! Milli is taken down, WHILE AYU LEAPS UP AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A METEORA OF HER OWN!
Stew-O: Milli is hurt, and she quickly begins to roll over to the ropes, grabbing her head in pain and trying to recover as efficiently as she can, BUT AYU LOOKS TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN, RUNNING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A CLOTHESLINE WHICH SENDS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! Ayu then quickly turns around before running the ropes one more time while Milli uses the barricade to get back up to her feet… DROPPING HER DOWN WITH A QUICK SUICIDE DIVE! Milli is sent back into the barricade and Ayu, with fire in her eyes, grabs a hold of her and sends her rolling back into the ring. Milli is clearly in a tough position here, trying to get back up to her feet. On the other hand we have Ayu climbing up to the apron, before scaling up to the top turnbuckle… LEAPING OFF AND LOOKING TO LEVEL HER WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY TO THE MAT!
Flannery McCoy: BUT MILLI MANAGES TO CATCH HER! She manages to keep her upward, AS SHE LIFTS HER UP AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SCOOP SLAM! She stumbles backward, taking a moment to catch her breath, definitely not expecting that flurry of offense to come from the Voltage Elitist. But she wouldn’t be ‘The It Girl’ if she didn’t know ways to get out of situations like those. She grabs a hold of the head of Ayu, dragging her back up to her feet, before slamming her face against the top turnbuckle! She’s hurt and Milli knows it, bringing her out of the corner before setting her up, a defenseless Ayu unable to do anything… AS SHE’S SENT STRAIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE PADDING WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX! Milli brings herself over and drags her away from the ropes, HOOKING THE LEGS AND GOING FOR AN EARLY PIN ATTEMPT!
Jake Mercer: BUT AYU KICKS OUT AT TWO! It’s going to take a lot more to keep ‘The Amazing Girl’ down, and Milli knows it. She takes a moment to collect herself again, before then proceeding to turn and run to the ropes… LEAPING OFF OF THEM AND ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT- NO! By the skin of her teeth, Ayu manages to roll out of the way. She breathes a sigh of relief knowing that she got out of that, but a hurt Milli is not looking to let up so easily, making sure that Ayu gets this work regardless of how it’s done. She grabs her and brings her back up, BEFORE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A SECOND EXPLODER SUPLEX- But Ayu begins to fight back with elbows to the side of her head! Even if that doesn’t force her to release it, it loosens her grip enough to allow Ayu to slip out of it, AS SHE STEPS BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF MILLI’S HEAD!
Stew-O: The kick levels Milli momentarily, but she manages to catch herself against the ropes before falling down. Ayu though, GOES FOR ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE TO SEND HER OVER THE TOP ROPE- BUT MILLI GOES UNDER AND MANAGES TO SEND HER OVER INSTEAD! Ayu lands on the apron though, trying to take as minimal damage as possible upon impact. She collects herself while Milli turns around and approaches, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI SQUARE AGAINST HER FACE! That takes Milli out for a moment, forcing her backward, WHILE AYU SPRINGBOARDS OFF OF THE ROPES, LOOKING TO DROP HER DOWN WITH A FLYING KNEE ATTEMPT- WAIT! MILLI KICKS HER LEGS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH HER AND SENDS HER TUMBLING DOWN TO THE CANVAS!
Flannery McCoy: Milli grabs her face in pain for a moment before then proceeding to bring a similarly hurt Ayu Megumi back up to her feet, setting her up, BEFORE UNWINDING HER WITH A RIPCORD SLAP TO THE FACE! We know what this is setting up to be, AS SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! That turns Ayu around and leaves her in the perfect position, TO LEAP ONTO HER SHOULDERS AND ATTEMPT TO CONNECT WITH A POISONRANA! SHE CALLS THAT COMBINATION ‘MONEY MOVES’!
Jake Mercer: BUT AYU SAW THAT COMING, SHE KEEPS MILLI ON HER SHOULDERS! She attempted that Poisonrana but it was clear that Ayu knew what was happening there and managed to plant her feet to the ground to prevent anything from happening. She keeps her in an Electric Chair position, while Milli, in defense, begins to send punches down onto the top of her head to try and get her to bring her down to the ground! Ayu isn’t one to give in though, keeping her up, before dropping her down in front of her on her own terms! Milli lands on her feet, and while she tries to retaliate it’s Ayu that already has a hold of her… SEIZING THE ARMS AND DROPPING HER ONTO HER HEAD WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX! ‘STARSTORM’ CONNECTS AND AYU BRIDGES IT INTO A PIN ATTEMPT!
Stew-O: BUT DESPITE BEING CAUGHT BY SURPRISE, MILLI MANAGES TO ESCAPE! With the last of the energy she has left she uses it to roll herself back up to her feet and fall back into the corner, BUT AYU IS RIGHT BACK ON HER TAIL WITH A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE! She then wastes absolutely no time beginning to tee off with repeated strikes, forcing Milli on the defense and making sure that she’s unable to recover thanks to the attack. She slouches down to a seated position in the corner while Ayu gets herself a running start, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! She isn’t exactly done either, pushing away, BEFORE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A SECOND-
Flannery McCoy: BUT MILLI MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! She pulls herself out of harm’s way using the ropes before then beginning to get back up to her feet, turning around to face Ayu who collides with the corner at full force. She stumbles back while Milli approaches, but Ayu sees it coming and manages to connect with a back elbow to the face to prevent any sort of offense from coming her way. She then makes her way over to the corner while Milli is stunned, SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THEM BEFORE TURNING AROUND AND TAKING MILLI DOWN WITH A CROSSBODY! Ayu quickly rolls back up to her feet while Milli is taken down to the mat, LEAPING UP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER KNEE ATTACK THIS TIME IN THE FORM OF A KNEE DROP!
Jake Mercer: Milli had something going there but Ayu looked to put the breaks on it before it could get out of hand in any sort of way. She looks to continue to do so while Milli grabs onto the ropes and gets back up to her feet, as Ayu grabs her before sending her the opposite way… BUT MILLI USES THE MOMENTUM TO PUSH OFF THE ROPES BEFORE NAILING AYU WITH A HANDSPRING ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Milli is hurt but she is definitely feeling the momentum coursing through her right now, AND AYU ISN’T GOING TO LET THAT GO ANY FURTHER, GETTING BACK UP TO HER FEET AND GOING FOR ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK- But Milli manages to duck under that, LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND TAKING HER DOWN WITH A HURRICANRANA! Ayu is a fighter though, refusing to waver because of that as she tries to get back up once again, BUT SHE FALLS RIGHT INTO A ‘BANK ROLL’ INSULT TO INJURY TAKES HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS AND THIS IS WHAT MILLI NEEDED!
Stew-O: Milli falls to a seated position on the ground, but she knows that she can’t wait for any longer if she wants to pull this victory out of her back pocket. She gets back up to her feet, waiting for Ayu to do the same, knowing that she can very well capitalize off of something like this with a huge move in return. Ayu is back up to her feet, rattled by the ‘Bank Roll’ that dropped her in the first place, as she attempts to take a wild swing toward Milli in hopes of taking her off guard- But Milli manages to duck under that before running to the ropes… LAUNCHING OFF OF THEM AND DROPPING AYU DOWN WITH ‘FORECLOSURE’! SPRINGBOARD BACKFLIP INVERTED DDT PLANTS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND AND MILLI IN A SEATED POSITION REACHES OUT TO GRAB AYU’S LEGS TO PIN HER SHOULDERS DOWN TO THE MAT! WILL THIS BE IT FOR THIS MATCH?!
Flannery McCoy: BUT AYU DOESN’T WANT THIS MATCH TO BE OVER JUST YET, SHE MANAGES TO KICK OUT! Milli is worn out right now, trying her best to regain energy in case she has to be in this match for the long haul, rolling over to the ropes to get herself back up. She turns around and leaves the ring before then beginning to make her way up to the top turnbuckle, and there’s a variety of things that she can do up there. Ayu is struggling to recover right now, making it apparent that this match has taken a lot out of both Elitists tonight. Milli balances herself on the top rope, looking to go for something big…
Jake Mercer: BUT WE WON’T KNOW AS AYU MANAGES TO SHOOT BACK UP TO HER FEET AND RUN HERSELF INTO MILLI! She loses her balance and drops down to a seated position, putting whatever she had in mind for that on ice for the time being, Ayu then grabs her by the arm and yanks her off of the top rope, PULLING EHR IN BEFORE DROPPING HER DOWN ONTO HER HEAD WITH A SAITO SUPLEX! Ayu is trying to preserve her chances in this match but Milli is fittingly giving her a run for her money, and she’s going to have to dig deep if she wants to even stand a chance against some tough opposition here on Dynasty.
Stew-O: Well we know the type of Elitist that Ayu is, she has no problem digging deep especially against someone like Milli. She brings her back up to her feet before once again going with what’s worked, beginning to send strikes toward the face of Milli in hopes of weakening her! Milli though, is not in the business of doing that for long, grabbing Ayu by the head and leaping into the air, BEFORE NAILING HER WITH A HIGH KNEE TO THE FACE! This sends Ayu back while Milli turns around and runs to the ropes, ONLY FOR AYU TO CONNECT WITH A DROPKICK TO THE CHEST WHICH DROPS HER DOWN! Milli pulls herself back up to a seated position, ONLY FOR AYU TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECT WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO TAKE HER COMPLETELY DOWN TO THE GROUND-
Flannery McCoy: MILLI MOVES! She slowly rolls herself back up to her feet, LEAPING INTO THE AIR FOR A DROPKICK- But Ayu manages to push that away and stumble back against the ropes! Milli lands on her stomach and despite the failed attempt she continues pushing, getting back up to her feet and rushing forward, ONLY FOR AYU TO CONNECT WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! Milli is taken aback once again while Ayu runs forward, BUT MILLI HITS AN ARM DRAG WHICH TAKES HER DOWN! Milli then runs to the ropes and back, BEFORE CRUSHING AYU WITH A FRONT FLIP SENTON TO KEEP HER DOWN ON THE CANVAS FOR THE TIME BEING! Milli looks to keep that momentum by bringing Ayu back up to her feet, BEFORE SHOVING HER AWAY AND GOING FOR THE RUNNING SINGLE LEG HIGH KNEE! ‘NO FAKE BILLS HERE’!
Jake Mercer: BUT AYU MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! Milli turns around, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW! ‘RYO NO IKARI’ CONNECTS AND TAKES MILLI BANKS DOWN TO THE GROUND, COULD THIS BE WHAT AYU NEEDED!
Stew-O: She might not get an opportunity like this again and she knows that she has to make the best out of it right now. She brings Milli up to her feet, looking to set her up for something whatever in the world that may be…
Flannery McCoy: RUNNING TO THE ROPES AND GOING FOR A CLAYMORE KICK TO THE HEAD! ‘ETHEREAL BLADE’ TO FINISH THIS OFF!
Jake Mercer: BUT MILLI MOVES! Ayu is taken down to the ground while Milli lies in wait…
Stew-O: LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND PLANTING AYU WITH ‘NEW BODY’ FRONT FLIP BACKSTABBER DROPS AYU DOWN TO THE GROUND AND MILLI WASTES ABSOLUTELY NO TIME HOOKING THE LEG AND GOING FOR THE PIN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Changed It’ begins to play through the speakers of the arena while Milli Banks begins to get back up to her feet. She’s hurt and exhausted, but nothing takes away from the fact that she comes out of this match victorious tonight. She has her hand raised in victory by the referee as she looks to celebrate a big victory tonight on Dynasty.)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner… MILLI BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: What an ending to the match! Ayu Megumi put up a fight, but when it was all said and done, it was Milli Banks who managed to get the job done. She said that she was going to put down Ayu to make a statement toward her partner, Specialists Champion ARIA, and she did just that here tonight and gets to reap the benefits of a successful victory.
Stew-O: We know where her priorities lie now and if I had to bet, she’s not going to stop until she gets there. ARIA sure has to be watching tonight and I’m sure this situation between her and Milli is going to escalate heading into what could very well be a potential Specialists Championship bout between the two if all goes well at Tempest with her match against Sierra. Nonetheless, congratulations to Milli!
(Milli rolls out of the ring, making a Championship gesture around her waist while she makes her way up the ramp. Ayu Megumi is seen seated against the corner with a disappointed expression on her face as the last shot seen is Milli taking her leave while Friday Night Dynasty fades to elsewhere from there.)
(A commercial is shown for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Voltage where Answers World Champion Jake Smith teams up with Amir Yusuf and Impact to take on King of Elite Adam Lucas, Donovan Duke, and Alex Myers.)
(Friday Night Dynasty fades back into the arena, with the crowd being met by ‘Run This Town’ by Jay-Z ft. Rihanna hitting the speakers. They sound off with emphatic boos while the camera pans over to the stage to show The Queen Bees — Serenity Valdez, Sierra Bradford, and Mei Sasaki — making their way out. They all stand as a trio, looking visibly unhappy making their entrance, and ignoring the reaction that they’re given instead of playing into it. Serenity gives a sigh of disappointment before making her way down the ramp, Sierra and Mei following close behind as she does.)
Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… Sierra Bradford, Mei Sasaki, and the 2023 Empress of Elite Serenity Valdez… THE QUEEN BEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: Well it’s clear why The Queen Bees are in a bitter mood tonight. Along with Sierra and Mei being beat out by Milli Banks and the Off-Brand Amphetamines, Sienna Jade got the win over Serenity last week at Operation: Doomsday. They hoped to make something out of it, ganging up on Sienna after the match, but they couldn’t even get the satisfaction of doing that with Kassidy Heart rushing out for the save and prompting a long-awaited Jaded Hearts return to combat the combined efforts of the Bees.
Flannery McCoy: It’s safe to say that something is going to come out of that these coming weeks, but focusing on right now it seems that The Queen Bees are out here tonight to speak their mind, and I don’t think it’s going to be anything pleasant if you ask me.
Jake Mercer: No, my Patreon subscription told me that it was going to be a friendly conversation where they agree to be good people for a change.
Flannery McCoy: Well you better cancel your subscription then.
(The Queen Bees take microphones into their possession before entering into the ring, all three of them standing side-by-side while the crowd continue to be very vocal about what they think about them. ‘Run This Town’ comes to a close while Serenity steps forward, bringing her microphone up to her mouth before beginning to speak.)
Serenity Valdez: I could say some very unhappy words right now, but I refrain in consideration of the Walt Disney Corporation. Instead, I’ll tell all of you about how I was SCREWED last week at Operation: Doomsday. That’s right, you low-life losers can call it what you want, that win I should’ve gotten against Sienna Jade was swept right from under me. What actually happened shouldn’t have even come close to happening at all, and she should be lucky that she made it out of there alive by the skin of her teeth. Because we would’ve torn her apart and ended her career if it wasn’t for…
(Serenity falls into silence, bowing her head down before looking back up and simply shaking it off.)
Serenity Valdez: You get the point, it shouldn’t have happened.
Sierra Bradford: And you’d think that would be enough, but no, on the same night we put our faith into a washed-up has-been who didn’t know how to get the job done when it counted most. We lost because of Madison Kaline and if it wasn’t for her, we would’ve had a victory over Milli Banks and her goon squad, finally shutting her up once and for all exactly as planned. It just baffles me how nothing ever seems to go to plan for us. If you want me to be honest, I’m kinda at the end of my rope when it comes to it all.
Mei Sasaki: I mean, who wouldn’t be??? Time after time again we’ve been screwed over by a number of people and it never seems to end. What do people have against us that’s worth all this trouble that they’re putting themselves through to make sure that we don’t get our way? It just doesn’t make any sense for me at all. But if they think that we’re just going to be pushovers and allow all of this to happen any longer, then they have a whole other thing coming to them.
Sierra Bradford: Damn right, Kassidy Heart and Sienna Jade one way or another are not going to get away with this. Even if it means we have to get our hands dirty and beat the quote-on-quote tag team of the decade ourselves.
Serenity Valdez: It’s stupid, because I’m getting real tired of all these old heads getting all up in our business thinking they know what’s best for us. Specifically Cameron Ella Ava, who was in the area and allowed herself to inconveniently butt into our conversation last week, I mean, who the hell does she think she is??? She sure as hell has no business being anywhere near us, the audacity to even entertain something like that. Shame on her for trying to pull a stunt like that. Now I would be willing to forgive her, but I know she’s not going to go quietly. She’s going to come out to this ring, and go on and on about some bull that won’t have any sort of meaning to me. Let me make one thing clear, I don’t care for what you have to say nor do I want to hear it. So please, save yourself the trip, Cameron, I beg you. I’ve already had enough trouble for one week, I certainly do not want more-
???: Heavy is the head that wears the crown… that’s what they always say, right?
(The crowd cheers loudly, recognizing the voice, while The Queen Bees quickly shift over to the stage where none other than Cameron Ella Ava is seen making her way out from the backstage area. She’s shaking her head as she makes her way down the ramp, continuing to speak.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Is it sad that I kinda expected more from you, Serenity? Especially after the pep talk that I tried to give you at Operation: Doomsday, y’know, pep talk from a Hall of Famer that you desperately need, I thought that you would wisen up. But asking a delusional narcissist like you to do that is truly asking for too much I’ve learned, so shame on me for that. The only thing you did was repeat what you did last week, and it was nothing to further your career like it should’ve been, all you did was simply complain.
(Cameron steps onto the apron and eyes all three members before slipping through the ropes, confronting all of them face-to-face.)
Serenity Valdez: Like I’d take advice from you, better yet, like I’d WANT advice from you.
Mei Sasaki: Yeah, who the hell do you think you are?
(Cameron rolls her eyes.)
Mei Sasaki: I don’t care what you think, you don’t know what’s good for ANY of our careers whatsoever. We’re not going to listen to anyone who’s been surviving off of nostalgia fumes for the past few years of her career, be for real.
Sierra Bradford: The Queen Bees are fine just the way that we are. The last time we listened to a Hall of Famer’s advice we watched that bum compromise a win for us at a Marquee Event, so what makes you think that listening to YOU is going to change that?
Cameron Ella Ava: Aw, you’re all insecure, that’s cute.
Serenity Valdez: Far from the point. The point is that the only people that we can trust in this business is ourselves, because only WE know what’s best for OUR careers.
Cameron Ella Ava: Oh really? Because the way that it’s been looking for you, I highly doubt that. Even after winning the Empress of Elite you still can’t break that ceiling that’s been keeping you down, and you find yourself on the receiving end even with this pristine opportunity to become Universal Women’s Champion at any time of your choosing. It’s sad, but hey what am I to do about it? It’s your career, your decisions, and your failures. If you really don’t care for what I have to say, then hey what’s stopping you, but just know that when it all comes crashing down, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. You know better than to compromise yourself like this, but once again, who am I to tell you what to do with your own career? The power is in your hands.
(Cameron turns around and looks to leave while Serenity looks visibly unhappy with what she had to say. Sierra and Mei try to calm her down, but she’s had enough…)
Stew-O: SERENITY TURNS CAMERON AROUND AND NAILS HER WITH THE MICROPHONE ACROSS THE SKULL!
(Serenity drops the microphone down to the ground before mounting onto Cameron and beginning to hammer away with forearms to the face! Cameron tries her best to fight back, shoving Serenity away before grabbing onto the ropes to pull herself away, but Serenity continues to stomp down on her, and it’s not long before Sierra and Mei begin to join in to give the numbers advantage to their partner.)
Flannery McCoy: THERE’S NO NEED FOR THIS! C’MON!
Jake Mercer: I told you this would be happening guys, you have got to listen to me every once in a while if you know what’s good for you.
(Serenity picks Cameron up off the ground before shoving her into the hands of Sierra and Mei, who both restrain her while Serenity wipes away loose strands of hair from her face and drops down to a knee to look her in the eyes.)
Serenity Valdez: (Off-Mic) WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE! HUH?! HUH?! ANSWER ME!
Stew-O: SERENITY RUNS TO THE ROPES…
Flannery McCoy: NAILING A RESTRAINED CAMERON WITH ‘HIT THE LIGHTS’! RUNNING KNEE KNOCKS HER RIGHT OUT!
(Cameron is limp while Sierra and Mei shove her down to the ground. Serenity, absolutely livid, looks down at Cameron before stepping over her to take her leave. Sierra and Mei follow close behind, The Queen Bees taking their leave while the crowd boos loudly. Officials come in to check on Cameron, but the last shot seen is the trio disappearing through the backstage area while Friday Night Dynasty fades to elsewhere from there.)
(A commercial is shown for grandson’s second studio album “I Love You, I’m Trying” featuring Xander Payne.)
( ‘Come as You Are’ quickly hit the speakers as Jamie Cross began making her way down to the ring, the crowd cheering her on like a chorus as Jamie waved to fans and gave out hugs, feeling the EAW Universes energy, before finally sliding into the ring and getting into her corner, awaiting Korey Gaines’s entrance to begin this match. )
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…. SHE IS, “THE IRONWOMEN”… JAMIEEEE CROSSSS!!!!
( ‘As Come as You Are’ dissipated from the speakers, ‘Whats Up Danger’ began blasting through the speakers to a nice mix of boos and cheers as Korey Gaines made his way to the ring, all confidence brimming from his demeanor as he wasted little time as well getting into the ring, sliding right inside as he made eye contact with Jamie, the two sharing a glance, before he found himself placement in his corner; awaiting the bells to begin this match. )
Stephie Love: AND HER OPPONENT…. FROM OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA … HE IS ‘THE EXTREME….’ KOREEEYYYYYY GAINNNESSSSSS!!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Stew-O: And we are underway in this match now, as two developing stars are looking to make a bigger name for themselves; as Korey Gaines and Jamie Cross begin this bout, both Elitist starting off with a lock-up, the usual feeling out process of matches like this, though the clear power advantage goes to Korey early!
Jake Mercer: As expected, at least from me, as Korey now begins pushing Jamie back inside of her corner, Cross only struggling trying to push back against Korey, as Gaines now shoves Jamie into the turnbuckles!
Flannery McCoy: Korey knows he holds a strength advantage here, and he surely is ready to take advantage of that fact as he pushes Jamie Cross’s head back into the top turnbuckle, providing her an uncomfortable position but not for long as the referee quickly separates them!
Stew-O: A reminder that any competitor on the ropes gets the safety of a five count, though Korey not needing one as he backs of, allowing Jamie to step into the center of the ring and try again; a hospitable opportunity Korey is giving out surprisingly, as Jamie seems a little shaken up, though ready to get another swing at the bat here!
Jake Mercer: And she can’t get scared now for a fight, it’s still early in the match and if she’s intimidated now? She might as well forfeit.
Stew-O: Well thankfully for her sake I think she’s very confident aside a bad start, as she instantly heads back into the middle of the ring; and these Elitist’s are locking up again! Jamie holding more of a fight this time, but Korey quickly shifts behind her, sliding through the lock-up into a waist lock onto Jamie, Korey trying to will her up for a German Suplex – before getting caught with an elbow from Jamie!
Flannery McCoy: Jamie landing a beautiful elbow shot into the jaw of Gaines – and yet another to compliment her attempts as Korey is shaky now, loosening his grip on Cross as Jamie uses the times to grab Korey’s arm, pulling it up; before landing a picture perfect arm drag onto Korey, flipping him over and onto the mat!
Jake Mercer: What a quick maneuver from Jamie to switch the momentum – though Jamie quickly letting go of Korey’s arm almost immediately after? Jamie stepping away from Korey who was recovering from the sudden drop, as Gaines looks over; Jamie offering him the same opportunity Korey gave her, backing up as Jamie bowed; she’s not looking for any handouts here!
Stew-O: And Korey seems a little pestered by that fact, as he quickly gets up to his feet whilst being a little shaky; as the two competitors circle the ring for the THIRD time, getting closer and closer to locking up for what would hopefully be the FINAL time – though Korey doesn’t even want to initiate, sending a kick to the gut of Jamie Cross as Jamie CLEARLY was not expecting that, Korey Gaines taking advantage here!
Stew-O: And Korey quickly grabbing ahold of Jamie’s core , having her in full control; before Korey lands a POWERFUL Pumphandle Slam onto Jamie, keeping her leg up in the air and her shoulders pinned for the first cover of this match!!
Flannery McCoy: And a quick kick out from the fierce Jamie Cross, sending Korey to regroup here as he seems to be looking at how exactly he wants to target Jamie next!
Jake Mercer: Making a strategy mid match? An interesting take that’s for sure… But whatever the case may be, Korey is putting his quick thinking to work as he quickly drops down where Jamie’s head rested, wrapping a quick arm around her throat as Korey looks to wear Jamie down with a headlock; trapping Jamie in the center of the ring!
Stew-O: And Jamie struggling early, trying to get to the ropes quickly, though in doing so she’s expending a lot of energy here that she needs to save if she wants to win; but nonetheless it seems she’s deadset on reaching the ropes quickly, and she BARELY gets her foot on the ropes, breaking the hold!
Flannery McCoy: And Korey lets go, maybe her mentality was she Gaines was going to wear her down regardless; why not stop him quickly? Definitely a little unique but we love some creativity in these young stars as Jamie Cross quickly rolls out of the ring once free!
Jake Mercer: And Jamie rolling out but staying vertical as Korey gets up in the center of the ring, looking to the outside where Jamie was before looking out towards the Cleveland crowd, as if he’s calling for their energy; looking back towards Jamie before making his way to the opposing ropes, rebounding off of them as he darted to where Jamie was on the outside of the ring, AND KOREY GAINES SET TO FLY FOR WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SUICIDE DIVE –
Stew-O: AND JAMIE CROSS PUSHES KOREY RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE, GAINES HAVING AN UNEXPECTED CRASH LANDING!!!!
Jake Mercer: That’s not gonna be good for any neck spasms he might’ve had, or is bound to have now :lupe:
Flannery McCoy: Agreed, but it’s the price he pays for trying to do crazy offense; as Jamie now leans against the barricade over a downed Korey, still regaining her own composure though now she’s in a way better spot than before as Cross lifts Korey into a squatting position, sticking Korey’s head between her waist as Jamie gets a good hold of Gaines’s back – BEFORE JAMIE HITS A WICKED SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!!! ‘THE LAST STONNEEEEEEE!!!! ‘
Stew-O: And on the outside floor, yikes! Gaines got every bit of that powerbomb, though Jamie is not letting him get away free as Cross instantly picks Korey up and slings him into the ring, following right behind as Jamie looks for a cover!
Jake Mercer: And a kick out from Korey! Korey is still in this match as he holds his neck, still very hurt, as Jamie notices his serious pain; and I think she’s brainstorming herself! As Jamie now, finds herself slowly climbing the turnbuckles in the corner of the ring; getting herself to reach the summit, standing atop the highest turnbuckle with Korey Gaines in the center of the ring, slowly getting up to his feet as Cross stalks him like predator to prey, Korey gains spinning around on his feet to face her; Jamie Cross flying now looking for a Meteora –
Stew-O: HIGH KNEE TO THE JAW FROM KOREY GAINES, KOREY COUNTERED! AND JAMIE STILL ON HER FEET AS SHE IS STUNNED, WOBBLING ON HER LEGS; WITH KOREY LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE HIMSELF, KEEPING HER IN PLACE – ‘DETONATION KICK!!!!!’ THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK SENDS JAMIE TO THE FLOOR AS KOREY FALLS ATOP HER FOR THE COVER!!!
Jake Mercer: AND JAMIE KICKED OUT – BUT KOREY INSTANTLY LOCKING JAMIE INTO A SLEEPER!!! Korey flipping himself onto the mat and placing Jamie over him, before locking an arm over the neck of Jamie and synching it in! Cross with nowhere to go as her body spasms, Jamie clearly trying to burst herself out the hold but it’s proving to be useless; this is no good!
Flannery McCoy: I agree, that strategy might’ve worked earlier in the match but it might COST her the match now, as Jamie is clearly fading quicker than expected with her energy extremely depleted! Jamie struggling to even FIGHT for power here as Korey looks to think the win is his!
Stew-O: And you can tell he’s putting all the power he has into this hold, knowing very well if he just sticks to the basics and incapacitates her he could WIN this match; as the referee now goes over to Jamie, looking to see if she’s willing to tap out!
Stew-O: And Jamie has pain written all over her face, it’s clear she is tempted at the chance to escape this hold via tap out, but she’s not willing to go through with it all the way as Jamie still contemplates if it is TRULY worth it!
Jake Mercer: Well she better find out soon before Korey puts her to sleep and makes it HIS decision, as Jamie now looks like she’s fading! Her eyes shutting, he body moving less and less; and Korey Gaines is mere MOMENTS from winning this match, all the referee needs to do is lift Jamie’s hand off the mat and let it all, confirming she’s out and we HAVE our winner!
Flannery McCoy: And that’s exactly what the referee is going to do, ready to lift Jamie’s hand – WAIT HOLD ON!!!!
Jake Mercer: GAINES KICKS OUT! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!
Stew-O: JAMIE USED ALL OF HER WEIGHT AND LEANED BACKWARDS ONTO THE SHOULDERS OF GAINES, PUSHING HIM AGAINST THE GROUND FOR A PIN AND NEARLY STEALING THIS MATCH-UP, WOW!!!
Flannery McCoy: Jamie when faced with a wall, made a way out of no way and somehow kept herself in this match; and Korey is SHOCKED! Jamie still extremely disoriented nonetheless as she justs rolls out to the apron, regaining her own composure as Korey is still processing what ALMOST just happened!
Jake Mercer: That would’ve been a HUGE loss, and one that nobody would let Korey live down for AWHILE as thankfully Korey realized the situation and got out of there, though now its time for him to get his own revenge for that near fall, as Korey walks over to the ropes, looking to pull Jamie up from over the top rope –
Flannery McCoy: BUT IT’S JAMIE WHO FORCES HERSELF BACK DOWN ONTO THE APRON AND CHOKES KOREY AGAINST THE TOP ROPE, SENDING HIM BACKWARDS AS HE CLUTCHES HIS NECK!
Flannery McCoy: And he’s setting himself up in good position for Jamie, who’s trying to reach a second wind, as now Korey turns right back around to face Jamie – AND JAMIE CROSS JUMPING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR A MASSIVE SLINGSHOT SPEAR, PIERCING KOREY AND SENDING HIM TO THE FLOOR, AND WE’D EXPECT A COVER… NO!
Stew-O: Hold on, Jamie isn’t done! She wants more offense, she wants a SECURE win with Korey in a TERRIBLE position, Jamie lifting Korey off the mat and placing him against her own back – JAMIE WILLING KOREY UP INTO A GORY BOMB POSITION, AND I THINK I KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING GUYS…
Jake Mercer: ‘THE ARC REACTORRRRRR!!!!’
Flannery McCoy: THE GORY BOMB TRANSITIONED STRAIGHT INTO A DDT, JAMIE’S GO TO LANDS PERFECTLY ONTO KOREY GAINES WHO’S OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, AS JAMIE FALLS INTO THE COVER, LOOKING FOR THE WIN!!!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOU WINNER….. JAMIIEEEE CROSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
( ‘Come as You Are’ by Nirvana blasted through the speakers to an uproar of cheers, as Jamie Cross was crowned the victor of this match; the referee quickly lifting her off Korey Gaines who rolled out of the ring for medical assistance, as he raised Jamie’s hand HIGH in the air, the crowd giving her an encore of cheers to associate next to her win, as Jamie ruled the day! )
Stew-O: What a comeback and performance form Jamie Cross who was in a TERRIBLE position, EAW has struck true gold with this gem of a signing, Jamie has so much to offer and so much she has offered in her short time here!
Jake Mercer: Jamie Cross is what we call a ‘secure signing’ someone we KNOW Tyrone can call on and she can produce a moment worthwhile for any star. She has growing room just like Korey Gaines, but once she irons those flaws out? We could be seeing a TRUE threat in EAW right before our eyes.
Flannery McCoy: And let’s not forget what happened earlier in the night with Caroline, if this proved anything, this shows that Jamie does indeed have what it takes to fight for the New Breed Championship. Congratulations to Jamie on this victory tonight!
( The scene panned once more over a celebrating Jamie Cross, before finally cutting away to a brief commercial. )
( As Dynasty sets up for its next match, the camera peers backstage into the office of Dynasty General Manager, Tyrone Montgomery! Montgomery sorting through a plethora of paper work, the General Manager looking slightly over-worked and yet poised at the same time. As the scene settled, Tyrone flipping another document over to continue onto a new one, there was a knock heard at the door of Tyrone’s office, focusing his attention elsewhere as Tyrone raised an eyebrow; though reluctantly, Tyrone answered the knocks. )
Tyrone Montgomery: Come in!
( Tyrone beckoned, as slowly it could be heard that the handle twisted, as the door slowly opened to reveal that the visitor was none other than… Joso! Joso walking into the room as he walked over and leaned over the table, shaking hands with Tyrone to greet him before sitting in the chair opposing Montgomery. )
Tyrone Montgomery: Joso, always a pleasure to see you – but I gave you the night off this week, I’m surprised you’re even here after what happened at Operation Doomsday… What can I do for you? :lupe:
( Tyrone inquired, rather confused as to why Joso was seated in his office today as Joso chuckled a bit to himself. )
Joso: Aye’ look, these other Elitist you got back here might value these weeks off, but to be Himso means you can’t relax off the competition; I gotta always be ready, always be alert, and therefore always be here – and clearly since I’m in your office right now, I made the right decision in not sitting back at home, right?
Tyrone Montgomery: I guess so, but again, why are you here Joso, is something wrong?
( Joso’s slightly appeased demeanor turned a little more serious, as Joso wore a slight frown, clearly having something looming on his mind. )
Joso: You saw what happened at Operation Doomsday, Tyrone. You know that in my match with Scott Diamond all questions were left unanswered; we ain’t get a winner on Saturday meaning that I ain’t satisfied. See, while Scott or any other Elitist might just wanna run off after they get scared of being so close to failure? I thrive in the pressure, and I hate the rumors and questions that I could not DEFEAT Scott Diamond. I want my clarity, Tyrone – but more importantly? I want my shot.
Tyrone Montgomery: … Your shot?
Joso: Yeah, my shot. I saw Scott Diamond out there earlier tryna evade me and make his way all the way to challenging Limmy for his title – and see, not only am I pissed he’s tryna duck me? But I’m also realizing that if he is getting a title shot against Limmy? I should too. I mean he just walked up to Limmy and we both know Limmy ain’t going to turn down no challenge; so let me do the same thing Scott did and stake my claim for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship; he ain’t deserve it anymore than me, so I know you not gonna just let that rock.
( Tyrone finished listening to Joso as he nervously chuckled, looking back down to the papers he was filling out, before raising an eyebrow to Joso with a sigh. )
Tyrone Montgomery: Joso, you know how much I value you and your talents on Dynasty. If we look back to how you debuted all the way to where you are now, the dramatic improvement shows – you are without a doubt a future World Champion, a future Pain For Pride Main Eventer, and realistically with the time put in… You could be an EAW Hall of Famer. I bias you in this business – not that I’d give you any special treatment, but because I want to see you thrive.
Joso: And I appreciate that Tyr-
Tyrone Montgomeyr: But Joso, Scott Diamond went out there tonight before anyone else and staked his claim for Limmy’s title, and the Champion accepted. He beat you out in the foot race, and unfortunately with that… He’s gonna get the shot instead of you. Joso, I WANT to see you thrive – but as a General Manager I can’t pull those strings, even for you. It’s really out of my hands at this point, you see my desk, the paperworks already coming in order and Scott Diamond vs Limmy Monaghan is more than past ‘being in the works’, and with that being said; You’re a smart man, Joso. You know from here my hands are tied and you got unlucky. Fact of the matter is, you’re talented enough to face either one of the Elitists to come out of this Championship match victorious and stake your own claim for the title… AFTER everything’s said and done. And remember what I said earlier? That you were a Pain for Pride Main Eventer? Well, prove me right. Not only should you go get your match against the EAW World Heavyweight Champion, but you should do so by winning the Grand Rampage and making the most of that opportunity to WIN the title at the grandest stage of them all – right?
( Tyrone said, a reassuring grin on his face as Joso looked a little bit despondent on the reality he was facing, Joso making only slight eye contact with Montgomery, before sighing, lightly nodding his head. )
Joso: Yeah, aight – that’s cool.
Tyrone Montgomery: Perfect, I’m glad you could understand-
Joso: Oh nah, Tyrone respectfully? I don’t think this is right. Scott Diamond doesn’t deserve a title shot anymore than me, but you know what? I ain’t ever let a block in the road stop me from driving in the fast lane. I’m getting that World Title shot, and while it ain’t gonna be on my terms? Best believe I’m gonna steal the show at Grand Rampage and win the whole thing, proving you right.
( Tyrone could feel the slight tension, but he was happy that Joso would at least oblige to his conditions as Montgomery nodded back to him, Joso standing up from his seat as he turned to Tyrone once more. )
Tyrone Montgomery: Always a pleasure, Joso.
( Joso raised two fingers to his forehead, giving a slight salute to Tyrone before turning towards the door and walking out of Montgomery’s office, clicking the door close; as Tyrone took a sigh of relief, before going back to the paperwork on his desk, as the scene faded elsewhere. )
(‘Run’ by Zeal & Ardor begins to play through the speakers. The crowd has mixed reception for the Voltage Elitist, Mercer McKay who comes out looking all sinister. He makes his way down the ramp, ready to compete.)
Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM SACRED HEART, MINNESOTA…WEIGHING IN 265 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE MASTODON’…MERCER MCKAY!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: Here comes an Elitist from the Voltage brand who has done pretty good for a newcomer on the brand. He made it to the second round of the King of Elite tournament. He competed in the ‘Scaffold of Opportunity’ match at King of Elite. Despite not finding himself in the King of Elite card, he still wants to make his presence heard tonight.
Stew-O: ‘The Mastodon’ is a man who thrives on dominating his opponents and creating as much violence as he possibly can. Now, as long as he and his partner can find themselves on the same page, this could be a winning team here!
Flannery McCoy: This man is terrifying to look at. This is a personality that can lead to unpredictability.
(‘Prices’ by Lil Uzi Vert replaces ‘Run’ as Ruler walks out from the back. He looks ahead of him with zero emotion written on his face. He’s more than ready to compete and to win.)
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING HIS PARTNER…FROM THE RESERVED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS…WEIGHING IN 220 POUNDS…THE RULER OF EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: This is a man I don’t want any part of. At Operation: Doomsday, he and Bronson Daniels competed in a fantastic match up, but there was a part in the match that I can’t stop thinking about and it’s the part where Ruler broke Bronson’s hand!
Stew-O: You didn’t think that Ruler would cross that line, but he did and that’s what makes this man dangerous. This is the man you want by your side and not standing across from you in the ring.
Flannery McCoy: A former New Breed Champion, Ruler is looking to make that next step into his career and by picking up a victory over the former Unified Tag Team Champions, it could be his way to not only do that, but bounce back from Operation: Doomsday!
(‘Prices’ fades as ‘People Are Strange’ by The Dead South begins to play. The Off-Brand Amphetamines – Solomon Stane and Kirk Redwood walk out, feeling confident within themselves.)
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS…WEIGHING IN THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF 476 POUNDS…THEY ARE THE TEAM OF THE ‘SOLDIER OF SANITY’ SOLOMON STANE AND ‘UNKILLABLE’ KIRK REDWOOD…THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: The Off-Brand Amphetamines, former Unified Tag Team Champions are coming off a very impressive victory at Operation: Doomsday! They teamed with Milli Banks to take on The Queen Bee’s Mei Sasaki and Sierra Bradford and Hall of Famer, Madison Kaline! I can’t imagine how that must feel for their confidence! These two have been looking for ways to climb up the ranks and with Pain for Pride season around the corner, every win matters!
Flannery McCoy: Everything needs to be perfect. Solomon Stane and Kirk Redwood have to be in sync or another tag team is going to pass by them and get the opportunities that they have wanted for themselves for so long! Now, winning this match could place them in the front of the line!
Jake Mercer: These two are vocal about wanting the opportunities. Winning this match could be a step forward to those opportunities!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: It seems like Kirk Redwood of the Off-Brand Amphetamines will begin this match off against Mercer McKay of the Voltage brand! The two Elitists circle around each other before locking up, but Mercer looks to be the stronger Elitist out of the two as he manages to push Kirk into the ropes! THERE, MERCER CONNECTS WITH AN OPEN PALM STRIKE THAT CAUSES KIRK TO YELP AS MERCER GIVES KIRK A BIT OF SPACE TO SHAKE OFF THE PAIN, BUT MERCER GETS A HOLD OF KIRK AND PLACES HIM BACK AGAINST THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER OPEN PALM STRIKE! KIRK YELPS IN PAIN AGAIN, DOING HIS BEST NOT TO SHOW ANY PAIN THIS TIME!
Flannery McCoy: Solomon Stane is staring daggers at ‘The Mastodon.’ Are we going to see a showdown between these two?
Jake Mercer: I’m pretty sure Showdown is tomorrow night, Flann. :mjlol:
Stew-O: Solomon Stane manages to hold Mercer McKay’s stare for a little bit as he allows Kirk Redwood to connect with a chopblock to the back of Mercer’s knee! The bigger man manages to go down as that creates an opening for Kirk to begin stomping on the bigger Elitist! Now, he begins to throw some frantic punches at Mercer before pulling him by the foot and taking him closer to his corner with Solomon! There, Kirk places his boot on the throat of Mercer as he holds it there!
Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET YOUR FOOT OFF OF HIM, KIRK!
Flannery McCoy: Kirk Redwood connects with a giant kick to the throat of Mercer McKay before tagging in his partner and winner of the 2022 Extreme Enigma Elimination Match, Solomon Stane!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Jake Mercer: Kirk Redwood quickly grabs Mercer McKay and begins to lock in the ‘Collins Lock’ – that figure-four sharpshooter. Solomon Stane, the legal man in the match, connects with ‘Misery’s End’ – the elbow drop to the back of Mercer’s head! I believe they call that lethal combination ‘The Duncan Principle.’ Kirk takes his place at the Off-Brand Amphetamines’ corner while Solomon goes for the first pinfall attempt in the match!
Stew-O: Mercer McKay with a kick out! Solomon Stane sits Mercer up and begins to apply a chinlock. He looks at the direction of Ruler, who has been waiting patiently to get into this match. Now, this is the man that you don’t want to allow into the match up. I mean, he’s the same man who broke Bronson Daniels’ hand at Operation: Doomsday! There’s no imagining what he could do to the Off-Brand Amphetamines! Solomon is looking at Ruler at his corner, almost taunting him with Mercer. Solomon is almost extending Solomon to him as Mercer is looking for a tag, but Solomon snatches him away before continuing to apply the chinlock! Solomon was amused by that encounter a bit! Now, he finds himself up to his feet! He gets Mercer up to his feet, but he connects with a bell clap as he was doing that. He grabs Mercer by his waist and turns back to one of the corners and connects with a German suplex into the corner across from Mercer’s corner with Ruler!
Flannery McCoy: Solomon Stane takes a few steps back. His eyes are set at Mercer McKay at the corner before running towards him, delivering a huge shotgun dropkick! This causes Mercer to fall back into the corner! Now, Solomon begins stomping on Mercer! His stomping becomes frantic as he holds his boot to the face of Mercer! Now, the referee is going to begin his count on Solomon!
Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Jake Mercer: Solomon Stane is calm and slowly removing himself from Mercer McKay’s bubble! He delivers one final nasty kick before slowly backing away! Solomon is now gesturing for Mercer to get himself up to his feet! Mercer is having a bit of trouble with getting himself up to his feet, but he’s managing to do it! Solomon goes after ‘The Mastodon,’ looking to take him down with a giant clothesline, but Mercer throws a back elbow to Solomon’s face, stopping him in his tracks! This causes the former Unified Tag Team Champion to go back as Mercer runs after Solomon, taking him down with a giant clothesline! THEN, MERCER PICKS UP SOLOMON AND HE’S GOING FOR THE GONZO BOMB – ‘INFERNAL BOMB’ ON ‘THE SOLDIER OF SANITY!’ SOLOMON IS SPIKED ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD AS MERCER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Stew-O: Solomon Stane manages to kick out at the count of two! Mercer McKay gets himself to his feet, BUT LOOK AT KIRK REDWOOD! HE IS TRYING TO FIND HIMSELF INSIDE OF THE RING, BUT MERCER CONNECTS WITH A GIANT BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF KIRK AS THAT CAUSES THE ‘UNKILLABLE’ TO ROLL UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AND EXIT THE RING! Meanwhile, Solomon looks to take advantage by turning Mercer around and looking to go for that one-handed sit out chokeslam that he calls ‘Triumph of Truth,’ BUT MERCER DELIVERS A KICK TO THE GUT OF THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION! HE PULLS SOLOMON CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX THAT TAKES HIM BACK TO HIS CORNER WITH RULER! SOLOMON USES THE ROPES TO HELP HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT MERCER CONNECTS WITH A BODYSPLASH ON SOLOMON AS THAT CAUSES HIM TO GO DOWN A BIT! NOW, MERCER TAGS IN RULER!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Flannery McCoy: Ruler nails Solomon Stane with a knee strike to the face! This causes Solomon to fall forward, but Ruler gets Solomon’s head up before nailing it with an uppercut as he falls back into the corner that he had been waiting patiently in! With that, Ruler begins to connect with a series of sharp shoot kicks to the face of Solomon Stane, who does his best to block it! But, Ruler is nailing Solomon with each kick! This causes Solomon to stumble forward as Ruler connects with a hip toss as the winner of the 2022 Extreme Enigma Elimination Match faces himself into a seated position! NOW, RULER BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH A SERIES OF SHOOT KICKS TO THE BACK OF SOLOMON’S SPINE! BY THE LOOK ON SOLOMON’S FACE, HE IS LOOKING A BIT FIRED UP ABOUT THE SITUATION! RULER CONTINUES WITH HIS STIFF SHOOT KICKS AS SOLOMON SLOWLY GETS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET! HE TURNS AROUND TO FACE RULER, WHO HAS STARING BACK –
Jake Mercer: – Solomon Stane goes right after Ruler, connecting with a spinning backfist, but Ruler manages to duck that! Ruler manages to pick up Solomon, placing him on one shoulder, but Solomon manages to slide from Ruler’s shoulder, standing behind the former New Breed Champion! SOLOMON CONNECTS WITH A SIDE-HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST OF RULER, BUT RULER CONNECTS WITH AN OPEN PALM STRIKE TO THE CHEST OF THE ‘SOLDIER OF SANITY!’ SOLOMON WITH A SIDE-HANDED CHOP TO RULER! RULER WITH AN OPEN PALM STRIKE! SOLOMON WITH A SIDE-HANDED CHOP! RULER WITH AN OPEN PALM STRIKE! THESE TWO ELITISTS ARE TRADING SHOTS AT ONE ANOTHER! EACH TIME, THEIR STRIKES GET HARSHER AND HARSHER! NOW, THE TWO ELITISTS ARE THROWING PUNCHES AT EACH OTHER! They are hoping to see if one of them manages to stagger back! Ruler manages to make Solomon stagger back! This allows for Ruler to connect with a bicycle kick as that takes Solomon back into his corner with Kirk Redwood!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Stew-O: Ruler is more than ready for the fight that Kirk Redwood can possibly bring into this match up! Kirk is looking at Ruler with a smirk on his face! Meanwhile, Ruler holds that glare on his face! The two Elitists stand in the middle of the ring as Kirk throws a punch to the face of Ruler! ThIS DOESN’T CAUSE RULER TO STAGGER AS HE CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH TO KIRK! KIRK’S FACE ONLY TURNS TO THE SIDE AS HE THROWS A PUNCH TO RULER! RULER THROWS A PUNCH TO KIRK! KIRK WITH A PUNCH TO RULER! RULER WITH A PUNCH TO KIRK! RULER! KIRK! RULER! KIRK! RULER! KIRK! KIRK! KIRK! HE MANAGES TO BACK RULER INTO THE ROPES! He grabs the arm of Ruler, looking to whip him to the horizontal set of ropes across from him, but Ruler rebounds off the ropes as Kirk looks to connect with a kitchen sink, but Ruler manages to slide to his knees and connect with a dragon screw leg sweep on Kirk! This takes the former Unified Tag Team Champion down! Ruler follows that up with a standing double foot stomp to the guts of Kirk as he goes for the cover!
Flannery McCoy: Kirk Redwood with a kick out! Ruler gets Kirk by his neck and proceeds to knee Kirk Redwood in the stomach! This causes Kirk to go back a bit as Ruler connects with a high kick, which takes Kirk straight up and stumbles back! Now, it seems like Ruler is looking to end this match up as Kirk goes forward! RULER SPINS AROUND, LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ – BUT SOLOMON STANE MANAGES TO GRAB KIRK, TAKING HIM OUT OF HARM’S WAY! NOW, THAT SPINNING BACK HEEL KICK IS THE ONE THING THAT CAN END THIS MATCH UP. IT’S THE LAST MOVE THAT THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES WANT TO EXPERIENCE. IT’S ONE OF THE MOVES THAT MAKES RULER INTO A TERRIFYING MAN. RULER IS SHAKING HIS HEAD, KNOWING THAT SOLOMON MADE A MISTAKE THERE, BUT SOLOMON DOESN’T THINK SO!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Jake Mercer: Solomon Stane tags himself back into the match! The Off-Brand Amphetamines have the tag team chemistry on their side. While Ruler has been in tag team positions as of late, he isn’t a tag team wrestler. He’s a single’s wrestler. He’s a former New Breed Champion, so you know that Ruler is going to do what he can to separate Solomon from Kirk Redwood! Solomon takes Kirk’s place in this match as Ruler has a wicked grin on his face, more than ready for the fight again! Ruler runs to Solomon with a spinning backfist, but Solomon ducks as he grabs Ruler by his waist! But, Ruler connects with an elbow that hits Solomon in the face! He turns, grabbing Solomon by the wrist before nailing him with a short-arm clothesline! Ruler picks up Solomon again before connecting with another short-arm clothesline! He then picks up Solomon for a third time before pulling him in for a nasty forearm which takes Solomon to his knees! Ruler rebounds off the set of ropes in front of Solomon, looking to connect with a back kick –
Stew-O: BUT, SOLOMON STANE CATCHES RULER BY HIS FOOT! BUT, RULER COUNTERS WITH AN ENZIGURI AS THAT TAKES THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION TO HIS SIDE! RULER FINDS HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET AS HE PULLS SOLOMON CLOSER TO HIM! It seems like he’s trying to lift up Solomon for a suplex, but Solomon begins to punch the gut of the former New Breed Champion! Ruler is doing his best to hold Solomon, but Solomon manages to battery ram Ruler into one of the corners! Solomon begins to connect with a series of shoulder thrusts on the ribs of Ruler! Solomon manages to lift up Ruler, sitting him up on the turnbuckle! Now, Solomon joins Ruler up and draps Ruler’s arm over the back of Solomon’s neck! I think that we could be seeing a superplex with the two of them! Solomon begins to throw punches to Ruler’s ribs as Ruler is doing his best to get some punches in! Ruler delivers a nasty headbutt as that takes Solomon down! But, somehow, he is able to regain his balance and meet Ruler on the top turnbuckle!
Flannery McCoy: BUT, LOOK AT KIRK REDWOOD! HE IS TRYING TO GET ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH RULER! HE HAS RULER IN A CHOKEHOLD! NOW, SOLOMON STANE DELIVERS A NASTY HEADBUTT TO THE FACE OF RULER! SOLOMON GETS RULER IN POSITION FOR THE SUPERPLEX! BUT, LOOK AT MERCER MCKAY! HE HAS SOLOMON IN A POWERBOMB POSITION! THE STRENGTH OF MERCER IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO NOTICE TONIGHT! MERCER CONNECTS WITH A POWERBOMB, BUT SOLOMON MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A SUPERPLEX IN THE PROCESS AS THE THREE ELITISTS GO DOWN! BUT, LOOK AT KIRK REDWOOD! HE MANAGED TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE FRAY AS HE FOUND HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE ALL BY HIMSELF! HE IS WAITING FOR MERCER TO TURN HIMSELF AROUND AS KIRK FROM THE TOP ROPE – CROSSBODY ON MERCER!
Jake Mercer: NO! MERCER MCKAY MANAGES TO CATCH KIRK REDWOOD! MERCER WITH A POWERSLAM AS KIRK IS SLAMMED HARSHLY TO THE GROUND! This causes Kirk to roll himself out of the ring! But, Solomon Stane connects with a superkick that takes Mercer back! Solomon connects with a clothesline as that throws Mercer over the top rope! But, Solomon isn’t aware about the Ruler standing behind him! Solomon turns himself around –
Stew-O: ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ ON SOLOMON STANE – KIRK REDWOOD MANAGES TO PULL SOLOMON STANE BY THE BOTTOM OF HIS FEET AND UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! KIRK IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE POWERSLAM BY MERCER MCKAY, BUT HE HAD ENOUGH ENERGY TO PULL SOLOMON OUT OF THE RING BEFORE COLLAPSING TO THE GROUND! Ruler was this close to hitting his finisher and ending this match up! RULER LOOKS AT THE SET OF ROPES BEHIND HIM BEFORE REBOUNDING OFF THOSE ROPES AND LAUNCHING HIMSELF WITH TOPÉ CON HILO, LANDING ON THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES! THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET FROM THAT SPOT AS RULER IS THE ONLY MAN STANDING IN THIS MATCH UP! HE ROLLS HIMSELF BACK INSIDE THE RING! HE SPRINGBOARDS HIMSELF OFF THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES AND SITS CRISS-CROSS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Flannery McCoy: Ruler is looking quite confident in himself as the Off-Brand Amphetamines are strategizing in what to do! And, it seems like we’re going to take a commercial break here! Stay tuned for more action after this commercial break!
(Dynasty fades back into commercial break with Kirk Redwood having Mercer McKay in a figure-four sharpshooter, the ‘Collins Lock.’ Kirk has done a brilliant job with making sure that Mercer is away from Ruler at the corner. Solomon is encouraging for Kirk to keep it up. Meanwhile, Ruler is looking at Mercer, hoping that he finds a way out of this situation.)
Jake Mercer: Welcome everyone back to Dynasty! We have the Off-Brand Amphetamines – Kirk Redwood and Solomon Stane taking on Ruler and Mercer McKay! Man, did you miss quite a bit from the commercial break!
(DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAK: It shows the Off-Brand Amphetamines standing on the apron, looking to jump Ruler, who has stood up from his criss-cross applesauce position. He finds his way back to his feet, more than welcomed for the fight. Mercer McKay decides to pull Solomon Stane from the apron as Ruler looks to attack Kirk. The four men clash with each other, but it all goes wrong when Kirk connects with a brainbuster on the steel steps on Ruler. Mercer goes to attack Kirk and Solomon, who instead run off to their corner. Mercer goes to tag himself into the match. At some point, the Off-Brand Amphetamines gain control of this match up.)
Stew-O: And, that’s how the Off-Brand Amphetamines were able to regain control of this tag team match! Kirk Redwood has been doing a good job at maintaining that ‘Collins Lock’ on Mercer McKay of the Voltage brand! Mercer is showing some struggle in trying to get to the bottom rope! He’s nearly needing to drag his body towards the bottom rope! As Mercer does that, you can see a bit of struggle on the face of Kirk, who can feel his grasp slipping away from him! Kirk is trying to pull him back, but Mercer manages to clutch to the bottom rope!
Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Flannery McCoy: Kirk Redwood releases his hold as the referee tries to push Kirk away, giving Mercer McKay the opening he needs to rise back to his feet! AT THE FIRST SIGN OF MERCER GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET, KIRK RUNS AFTER MERCER, CONNECTING WITH A ‘BLITZKRIEG BOP’ – THE RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF MERCER’S HEAD! This drops the Voltage Elitist to his knee as Kirk pushes Mercer into the Off-Brand Amphetamines corner! He proceeds to stomp on Mercer! Kirk’s stomps are getting ruthless as the referee feels the need to separate him from Mercer! Now, Kirk is getting a lecture from the referee as –
Jake Mercer: Solomon Stane connects with a chokehold against the bottom rope on Mercer McKay! That’s brilliant from one-half of the former Unified Tag Team Champions and Extreme Enigma Elimination Match winner! Kirk Redwood deals with the referee and this allows for Solomon Stane to get some cheap shots in! Ruler is yelling at the referee to turn around! The referee does that, but Solomon has his hands up where the referee can see them! He jumps from the apron, so that the referee knows that he’s separated from Mercer! Kirk stands up Mercer as he tags Solomon into the match!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Stew-O: Solomon Stane is the legal man in this tag team match! He gets in front of Mercer McKay and connects with an uppercut! This takes him to a seated position as Solomon grabs him by the arm and whips him towards the corner across from them, but Mercer manages to counter that whip as Solomon gets thrown into Mercer’s corner with Ruler! Mercer tags in Ruler!
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Flannery McCoy: RULER CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE, LANDING IN THE CHIN OF SOLOMON STANE! SOLOMON SLOWLY BEGINS TO COLLAPSE, BUT RULER MANAGES TO PICK UP SOLOMON AND CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT! HE BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME FOREARM STRIKES TO THE FACE OF THE ‘SOLDIER OF SANITY,’ BUT SOLOMON MANAGES TO STRAIGHTEN HIMSELF UP, DELIVERING A SIDE-HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST! RULER DOESN’T FLINCH WHATSOEVER AS HE CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER FOREARM, BUT SOLOMON CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SIDE-HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST OF THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! SLOWLY, SOLOMON IS FINDING HIS WAY OUT OF THE CORNER! THERE, HE CREATES A BIT OF AN OPENING FOR HIMSELF AS HE REBOUNDS OFF THE VERTICAL SET OF ROPES, BUT RULER MANAGES TO CATCH HIM WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST AS THAT KNOCKS SOLOMON DOWN TO THE GROUND!
Jake Mercer: Kirk Redwood is trying to get the attention of Ruler! For a slight second, Ruler is giving Kirk the time of day as he walks closer to Kirk – BUT RULER SPINS HIMSELF AROUND, NAILING A ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ ON KIRK AS THAT TAKES HIM OUT OF THE RING! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY INSANE HERE! BUT, SOLOMON STANE MANAGES TO UTILIZE THAT DISTRACTION, BUT ROLLS UP RULER! ARE THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES GONNA STEAL THIS MATCH?!?
Stew-O: No! Ruler manages to get himself out of the roll-up attempt! He finds himself up to his feet! Solomon Stane does the same thing, shortly after! ‘RV1’ – ‘Revolutionizer Version 1’ – the busaiku running knee strike, BUT SOLOMON DUCKS THE KNEE STRIKES AS HE GRABS RULER AND PLACES HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS! ARE WE GOING TO SEE ‘SANITY’S SAKE’ – THE SPINNING CANADIAN RACK FACEBUSTER? NO, RULER JUMPS OFF THE SHOULDER OF THE FORMER UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION! RULER LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH THE ‘REVOLUTIONIZER,’ BUT SOLOMON SAW THAT MOVE COMING! As seen with Kirk Redwood, Ruler can hit that move, anytime, any place, anywhere and that’s what makes it so dangerous! Solomon picks up Ruler by the throat and I think that we’re going to see ‘The Triumph of Truth’ – the one-handed sit-out chokeslam, but Ruler kicks Solomon in the stomach before pulling him closer and connecting with a brainbuster!
Flannery McCoy: LOOK FROM THE TOP ROPE, STEW! IT’S KIRK REDWOOD WITH A CROSSBODY ONTO RULER! BUT, RULER STOPS THE CROSSBODY WITH AN UPPERCUT FROM MID-AIR! KIRK GOES FALLING TO THE GROUND! BUT, SOLOMON WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE BEHIND RULER’S SKULL! NOW, HE’S PICKING UP RULER FOR ‘SANITY’S SAKE!’
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Jake Mercer: We see a tag to Ruler’s leg by Mercer McKay! I don’t think that Solomon Stane is aware of what happened! This will be his second attempt at the move, but Mercer McKay finds himself back inside the ring! Solomon Stane turns his attention to Mercer, causing Ruler to slide beneath Solomon! IT SEEMS LIKE RULER IS GOING TO STRIKE SOLOMON WHEN HE TURNS HIS BACK! MERCER RUNS AFTER SOLOMON WITH A BIG BOOT! SOLOMON DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY! RULER TAKES THE BIG BOOT FROM MERCER! :damn:
Stew-O: Miscommunications occur all the time in the ring, but to have it happen to Ruler? It’s almost asking for death to occur.
(Mercer McKay and Ruler, who is holding his jaw, exchange a look at each other. Both men are glaring at each other. Emotions are high in this tag team match. Mercer is looking to resolve the issue, meanwhile, Ruler might have other things planned.)
Referee: (off-mic) TAG!
Flannery McCoy: Kirk Redwood finds himself in the match, but I don’t think that Mercer McKay or Ruler are aware of what’s going on!
Mercer McKay: (off-mic) This wasn’t what was supposed to happen. It was nothing personal.
Ruler: (off-mic) I’m bored.
Jake Mercer: ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ ON MERCER MCKAY! HE JUST TOOK OUT HIS OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER IN THE MATCH!
Stew-O: In his defense, he wants to be challenged, Jake. He wanted to be challenged tonight. He saw that he was being held down by an inferior talent, so he didn’t want to waste his time on something. He proved his point. In his eyes, he out wrestled the Off-Brand Amphetamines. Now, Mercer is going to be a sacrificial lamb to them.
(Ruler gestures to a down and out Mercer McKay, almost like a peace offering to the Off-Brand Amphetamines before exiting the ring.)
Flannery McCoy: RULER IS WALKING OUT! MEANWHILE, INSIDE THE RING, THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES ARE LOOKING TO TAKE DOWN MERCER MCKAY! SOLOMON STANE THROWS MERCER INTO ‘PAROLE VIOLATION’ – THE SOMERSAULT INTO A SPEAR FROM KIRK REDWOOD! ‘FIFTEEN TO LIFE’ CONNECTS ON MERCER AS KIRK GOES FOR THE COVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘People Are Strange’ proceeds to play through the speakers once again. Kirk Redwood is smacking his hands against the mat! Solomon Stane picks up Kirk as the two men get their hands raised by the referee.)
Stephie Love: THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH…THE OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES!!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: The former Unified Tag Team Champions capitalized on the betrayal of Ruler! But, these two don’t care! A win’s a win! These two noticed the miscommunication between the other time and knew that they had to capitalize on it! That’s why their former champions and why their team works!
Stew-O: Ruler looked amazing out there! He took it to both members of the Off-Brand Amphetamines tonight and can I say that if this was a handicap match, Ruler could have pulled it off? :lupe:
Flannery McCoy: That’s insane! Mercer McKay demonstrated why he’s gained the opportunities he’s gotten on Voltage, but Dynasty is a whole other ball park! You gotta keep your head on a swivel or someone will steal the victory from you! Wait, look behind the Off-Brand Amphetamines!
Jake Mercer: ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ ON SOLOMON STANE BY RULER! I THOUGHT RULER WAS ALREADY BACKSTAGE! I DIDN’T EVEN SEE HIM COMING! KIRK REDWOOD COMES TO THE AID OF HIS PARTNER AS HE SHOVES RULER, BUT RULER LAUNCHES HIMSELF AT KIRK, HITTING THE ‘REVOLUTIONIZER’ ON KIRK!
Stew-O: I did say moments ago that if Ruler found himself in a handicap match position with the Off-Brand Amphetamines, he would be able to handle himself fine, but I’m starting to think that he would succeed against them! :lupe:
Flannery McCoy: He just laid out the former Unified Tag Team Champions as he asked the timekeeper for a microphone.
(Ruler stands above the Off-Brand Amphetamines. He looks down at the fallen men beneath his feet before talking on the microphone.)
Ruler: Like I told Mercer McKay – “I’m bored.”
(Ruler looks up, speaking to the fans in the arena tonight.)
Ruler: I’m bored of this [censored]. I’m bored with being placed in these tag team matches when I am the closest thing to legendary. I am a god-like talent that this company has needed for a long time now. Pain for Pride builds legends. It’s dubbed “The Showcase of Immortals” and it’s my time to establish myself among the so-called ‘GOATs’ and ‘Gods’ of this company and to do that, I need to win the Grand Rampage. I need to throw twenty-nine inferior men and women to headline Pain for Pride and go down as a legend in EAW history. I want every man and woman to look at me when I say this –I’m entering Grand Rampage.
(The crowd has a mixed reception of that announcement.)
Ruler: And, it doesn’t matter who stands in my way, I’ll do what I did to the Off-Brand Amphetamines and kick your [censored] head off.
(Ruler drops the microphone as ‘Prices’ begins to play. Ruler looks down at the Off-Brand Amphetamines again before exiting the ring.)
Jake Mercer: Ruler is in the Grand Rampage match! He makes a statement on the former Unified Tag Team Champions and if I were OBA, I would be fuming when I wake up!
(Dynasty fades backstage where a raffle drum is seen spinning around. Inside the cage are a bunch of plastic, colorful balls, which contain the numbers for the Grand Rampage match inside them. The camera zooms out a bit more before we get a full screen shot, where Dynasty General Manager, Tyrone Montgomery is seen spinning around the raffle drum into a mixed reception from the EAW Universe. Tyrone is looking at the camera, almost like he’s going to speak to the fans.)
Tyrone Montgomery: The Grand Rampage match; thirty Elitists enter the match, one will walk away with a huge opportunity to compete for any World Championship of their choosing. This spectacle is one of the most attention-grabbing matches of the entire year, almost rivalring Cash in the Vault and the King of Elite finals. This year, I am confident that the winner is going to come out of the Dynasty brand. We have a ton of amazing talent on the red brand, but there’s a group of Elitists, who are more than anxious to start the festivities a little early by spinning this raffle drum, opening the cage and pulling out a ball of their choosing like so…
(Not like anyone needs any demonstrating, but Tyrone Montgomery does so anyway. He spins the raffle cage around a bit before stopping. He opens the cage door before pulling out a random ball. A random plastic blue ball is shown to the camera, but Tyrone doesn’t open it.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Basically, it’s pretty straightforward. I like to think that Dynasty has some smart people, who can do this basic task, so why don’t we begin this? Who’s first?
???: That’s going to be us! Step aside, people!
(The Off-Brand Amphetamines, fresh off their match, step up to the plate. They are sweaty and have small towels wrapped around their neck. Clearly, they’re frustrated over what just happened during their post- tag team match. Both men are still angry at the fact that Ruler attacked them.)
Tyrone Montgomery: OBA, nice to see the Unified Tag Team Champions step up. How are you feeling about your chances of getting the best number possible?
Kirk Redwood: I’m feeling good about our chances, Stane. I mean, someone like Ruler better hope that he’s not in the ring with me when he’s in the match?
Solomon Stane: Going into the match, we have an advantage not many men or women have in the match, we’re a team. That’s something that Ruler did not consider. There’s two of us and one of him. He can’t attack us from behind during Grand Rampage and the next time we meet, we’ll knock him down. Now, you wanna go, Kirk or…?
Kirk Redwood: [Censored] yeah, let’s fucking go!
(Tyrone Montgomery begins to spin the raffle cage around for a moment or two. The anticipation build up for the former Unified Tag Team Champions before the raffle cage makes a complete stop. Kirk Redwood opens the cage door and pulls out a plastic yellow ball. He opens the plastic yellow ball, revealing a piece of paper, where the number is shown, but only Kirk is able to see it.)
Kirk Redwood: To me, the number means [censored]. I’m going out there to kick everyone’s [censored].
(Kirk Redwood crumbles up the piece of paper as Solomon Stane steps forward. Tyrone Montgomery begins to roll the raffle cage again. A moment passes until the cage makes a full stop. Solomon opens the cage door and pulls out a plastic red ball. Then, he opens the ball, where the piece of paper appears and opens the paper. Solomon takes a moment to process what the paper says.)
Solomon Stane: Now, this is interesting.
Kirk Redwood: What’s your number? :oh:
Solomon Stane: Like, I’m going to tell you. :mjpls:
(Solomon Stane walks out of the camera shot as Kirk Redwood looks forward in disbelief.)
Kirk Redwood: Come on, Solomon! I’ll tell you my number if you tell me yours!
(Kirk Redwood begins to follow Solomon Stane out the door. Tyrone Montgomery tries to hide his chuckle as he shakes his head. Then, Shane Gates walks into the camera shot. Shane is looking quite serious, which almost kind of disturbs Tyrone, but he keeps his composure.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Okay, we’re moving on. Shane…
Shane Gates: Cut the [censored], Tyrone. I’m not in the mood for the theatrics.
Tyrone Montgomery: Well, okay.
(With that, Tyrone Montgomery begins to spin the raffle cage around. It spins around for a moment or two. All this anticipation is irritating Shane Gates and when Tyrone is locking eyes with Shane, he stops the spinning. Tyrone moves to the side, allowing for Shane to walk forward and open the cage. Shane pulls out a plastic red ball and opens it. He unfolds the piece of paper and looks at his number.)
Shane Gates: ….
(With little to no response, Shane Gates removes himself from the camera shot. Tyrone Montgomery sighs in relief as he’s met with Axel Graves, who takes Shane’s spot in the camera shot.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Axel, any numbers you’re hoping to get?
Axel Graves: Everyone wants the later numbers, but if found with an early number, it wouldn’t be the first time I had to work for something. I’ve been grinding in EAW like I grinded on the farm when I was younger. People won’t be able to see the work that I’ve put behind the scenes, but they’ll see it all pay off when I’m the last man standing.
Tyrone Montgomery: Best of luck to you.
(Tyrone Montgomery spins the raffle cage again. Just like the other three instances, the anticipation is killing Axel Graves as Tyrone is spinning the cage around. After another moment, the cage stops spinning as Axel opens the cage door, pulls out a plastic yellow ball. He opens the yellow ball and pulls out a piece of paper with his number in it.)
Axel Graves: Well, it’s time to go to work.
(With that, Axel Graves leaves the camera shot. A moment later, Ruler walks in. Despite being on the losing end of the tag team match, he made it up by laying out the Off-Brand Amphetamines in the post-match.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Ruler, nice of you to join us –
Ruler: By that statement alone, I expect to be a dead man walking at Grand Rampage. But, I’m looking towards the future and I’m looking to rise higher than any man has ever risen before.
Tyrone Montgomery: We’ll see about that.
(Tyrone Montgomery begins to spin the raffle cage. Tyrone makes sure that he takes his time with spinning it around. Ruler is looking at Tyrone with an intimidating look on his face as Tyrone looks to avoid any eye contact. Slowly, the cage begins to stop. Ruler opens the cage and pulls out a plastic red ball. He opens the red ball and pulls out the piece of paper with his number. With Ruler, he only responds with an amused chuckle before leaving the camera shot. Tyrone sighs in relief.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Well, at least, it can’t get worse.
???: Is this still going on?
Tyrone Montgomery: I spoke too soon – Hey, Korey! 😀
(Voltage’s Korey Gaines enters the camera shot. He is wearing a small towel around his neck, slowly winding down from his match with Jamie Cross earlier tonight. Still, Korey looks to be in high spirits with a huge grin on his face.)
Tyrone Montgomery: I set this up for Dynasty –
Korey Gaines: –I think that you could do me a solid, Ty –
Tyrone Montgomery: Don’t call me that.
Korey Gaines: I mean, everyone knows that the earlier you get your number, the better that number is going to be. I could wait until Voltage, but all the good numbers might already be chosen.
Tyrone Montgomery: If I let you spin the cage, will you leave?
Korey Gaines: That would make me happy.
(Korey Gaines almost scoots Tyrone Montgomery to the side. Tyrone can’t believe that Korey just did that, but Korey is so focused on the raffle cage, he doesn’t realize what he did. Korey begins to spin the cage around. He slowly spins it around, making sure that he gives it a good spin. After about a moment, Tyrone stops the cage from spinning.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Just get your number, Korey!
(Korey Gaines opens the cage door. He pulls out a plastic blue ball before opening it. There, a piece of paper shows the number. Korey nods his head.)
Korey Gaines: I can work with that. I can’t work with that.
(With that, Korey Gaines leaves the camera shot as Tyrone Montgomery rolls his eyes. He turns around as Ayu Megumi is standing right there. Tyrone tries to relax himself and puts a smile on his face.)
Tyrone Montgomery: Let me guess, you want to take a spin? :mjgrin:
Ayu Megumi: I do. I feel by entering the Grand Rampage and winning it, I’ll be good enough to go back to Usagi-Chan.
Tyrone Montgomery: Very well, Ayu. I’ll let you take the initiative and spin.
(Tyrone Montgomery steps to the side, clearly understanding that Ayu Megumi wants to feel in control of her destiny. Ayu begins to spin the raffle cage. Ayu spins it several times, feeling hesitant to stop spinning since she wants to make sure that she gets a good number. After a moment or two, Ayu stops. She opens the raffle cage and pulls out a plastic yellow ball. She opens the ball and pulls out the piece of paper, unfolding it and seeing her number.)
Ayu Megumi: Grand Rampage is my problem and I don’t plan to run away from my problem. I will not disappoint, Usagi-Chan!
(Ayu Megumi begins to hype herself up as she exits the camera shot. Once again, Tyrone Montgomery is by himself.)
Tyrone Montgomery: I didn’t think that I’d see you here.
(The camera goes to Joso. The crowd in the arena is heard giving Joso a huge pop as Joso doesn’t look to be in his confident mood.)
Joso: Well, Scott’s got a title shot against Limmy. Are you sure there’s nothing that I can do about it?
Tyrone Montgomery: I’m sorry, Joso. Scott ended up beating you to the punch. That’s something that I told you earlier, so it seems like your best bet for a title shot is entering the Grand Rampage.
Joso: Well, I guess, I can give it a spin.
(Joso proceeds to spin the raffle cage around a couple of times. There isn’t much enthusiasm with the spinning, but he does it. The cage ends up stopping as Joso pulls out a plastic yellow ball. He opens the plastic yellow ball, revealing the piece of paper. Joso unfolds the paper, getting a good look at his number.)
Joso: It doesn’t matter the number, Tyrone. First, last, middle. What every Elitist in the match needs to know, it’s that I. Don’t. Miss.
(The crowd pops as Joso leaves the camera shot. The last scene is Tyrone Montgomery is looking at the direction where Joso left before the camera fades to ringside.)
( ‘Mo Money’ By Ben McLusky blasted through the speakers as the crowd HEAVILY booed, the Dynasty guest, Ronan Malosi making his way down to the ring with a huge grin on his face; not giving a single care about anyone lining the audience as he confidently made struts down towards the apron, showing no fear in his demeanor as he climbed his way up onto the apron and through the middle rope, stepping inside and getting into his corner as he awaited the bell. )
Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST… RESIDING IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA…. THE MILLION DOLLAR MEGASTAR… ROONNANNNNNN MALLOSIIIIII!!!!
Jake Mercer: And if Tyrone Montgomery was a smart man, he’d be making a trade in order for us to hear that entrance WEEKLY! Ronan Malosi knows the business, and in fact, Ronan Malosi is a MASTER of this business – Dynasty not getting him this season? HUGE overlook on Tyrone’s half, but treat this like a showcase we are not worthy of to show everyone ONCE more how dominant Ronan is and WHY he should be taken first in any draft pool!
Flannery McCoy: … Anything else you wanna touch on?
Jake Mercer: Well I’d love to offer a lists of other possible acquisitions we should get here on Dynasty, for instance – adding onto commentary, I was thinking we could feel something more RAW; unfiltered opinions, like Andrew –
(‘first death’ by TK interrupted through, ‘Mo Money’ and Jake Mercer, as the crowd cheered on Jay Jerry Johnson who began making his way down to the ring; matching Ronan Malosi’s confidence, not having a single bit of fear in his eyes as he grinned, making eye contact with his opponent as some inaudible dialogue was shared between the two, with Jay climbing up the steel steps, transferring onto the apron and through the middle ropes as he made his way into the ring, ready for a fight! )
Stephie Love: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT… HE IS ‘THE CHARISMATIC ARTIST… JAY JERRRYYY JOHNSON!!!!!!
Stew-O: And Ronan’s opponent tonight, MY personal most improved Elitist of this season; Jay Jerry Johnson! He’s been in and out of huge matches, and he never stays down for long – and looking now? I’d argue Ronan might’ve bitten off more than he could chew accepting this match with Jay, I’d just hope for his sake? He’s prepared for what Jay brings to the table.
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Stew-O: And we are underway in singles action here as Jay Jerry Johnson steps out of his corner to take on his opponent…. Ronan?
( Before the match can even fully begin, Ronan Malosi quickly rolls to the outside; making certain Jay Jerry Johnson couldn’t get his hands on him as Ronan rests on the announcers desk. )
Jake Mercer: Finish your sentence with more EMPHASIS on who Jay Jerry Johsnon his facing, it’s not ‘RoNaN?’ It’s RONAN MALOSI, Multi Millionare, Lady Whisperer Extraordinaire, and I even caught a rumor he might have an album coming out soon – this is huge!
Flannery McCoy: Are we gonna add coward to that list since he’s running away from Jay before either one of them could even land a move on the other? :mjpls:
Jake Mercer: Ahh… You must be some of those ladies who don’t get Ronan’s attention! Jealousy is not a good color on you, Flannery. :mjgrin:
Flannery McCoy: Wha- Jealousy isn’t even a color…
Jake Mercer: Let’s focus on the match again, shall we? Try not to look to hard into it, alright?
Flannery McCoy: I’m so close to calling for a trade on commentary I swear –
Stew-O: ANYWAYS, back to the ring action, Jay clearly watches on as Ronan evades a fight; Jay trying to call Ronan back into the ring but Malosi won’t budge at all, as the referee begins his ten count!
Flannery McCoy: Still no urgency from Ronan Malosi to get into the ring yet…
Jake Mercer: Well I have trust in the plans of a genius like Ronan Malosi, but even this is interesting; losing by count out? Maybe this is some mindgame he’s playing, losing a match but winning at heart!
Stew-O: OH BUT RONAN QUICKLY ROLLS INTO THE RING, IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL FIGHT JAY JERRY JOHNSON NOW WHO GET’S BACK INTO A FIGHTING STANCE – Or not…. Ronan Malosi resetting the count by rolling in and out of the ring as he goes right back to the commentary desk, he does realize he’s going to HAVE to fight Jay at some point?
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): I’m coming here from VOLTAGE, as I guest, I deserve all the preparation time required before fighting, tough luck!
Jake Mercer: And Ronan’s right, he deserves a rest period after the week he’s had, I mean needing to fight on Friday INSTEAD of Sunday? It’s a huge difference in Jay’s advantage, and Ronan just wants to make sure he himself is ready for this challenge.
Flannery McCoy: Well I don’t think Jay cares, in fact, I think Jay is sick of the waiting game Ronan’s trying to play – as now Jay rolls out his side of the ring, and he’s making a DART over to Ronan, if Malosi won’t bring the fight – HE will!
Stew-O: And Jay closing the distance, causing Ronan to make a move as Malosi shifts his way around the ring, and it looks like we have a full on game of tag in Cleveland!
Jake Mercer: Tag? No this is a game of Jay being inconsiderate to Ronan Malosi and forcing him into UNFAIR situations, ENTIRELY different! Nevertheless Ronan is now breaking into a full sprint and so is Jay as both of them run the out skirts of the ring, Jay though slowly catching up and Ronan is aware of that fact, biding his time… BEFORE FINALLY ROLLING INTO THE RING BEFORE JAY GRABS HIM!!!
Flannery McCoy: Close call for Ronan as Jay rolls right after him to get Ronan in his clutches – BUT RONAN IS UP TO HIS FEET AND LANDS A HUGE STOMP TO JAY’S BACK, FOLLOWED BY MORE STOMPS TO KEEP HIM DOWN!
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): Ronan; 1, Jay; 0!
Stew-O: And the taunting ensues as Ronan’s strategy somehow worked out for his favor in the end, Jay taking a backseat now as Ronan seems slightly gassed from the running; but nevertheless ensues his offense now that he has the upper hand, as Ronan drags Jay into the center of the ring; placing a knee down on the side of Jay’s head, before PRESSURING and grating his knee against Jay’s skull!
Flannery McCoy: Ronan clearly just trying to wear down Jay as Johnson struggles trying to get Ronan’s knee off of him, but there’s no budge at all as Malosi just HARPS to the fans that continue to boo him!
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): Please, indulge in the RONAN MALOSI EXPERIENCE!
Jake Mercer: Did he trademark that? He should trademark that! I’ll hit him up after the show, that is a GREAT one liner!
Flannery McCoy: Who is paying you off for saying these things? These can not be your true filtered opinions…
Stew-O: Despite Ronan’s constant belittling, Jay still does not give up here as he continues fighting against Ronan’s knee, though Malosi finally deciding now to take his weight off of Jay’s face; getting Jay some relief as Ronan now drags Jay up to his feet, pulling at his arm before Ronan WHIPS Jay into the corner, Johnson landing hard against the turnbuckles –
Flannery McCoy: BUT NOT AS HARD AS THE IMMEDIATE SPINNING ELBOW RONAN LANDS AGAINST JOHNSON’S CHIN TO SEND HIM DOWN INTO A SEATED POSITION IN THE CORNER, JAY’S WORLD ABSOLUTELY ROCKED BECAUSE OF RONAN!
Stew-O: And Ronan wiping his hands like he’s had this match won for himself, Malosi parading around the ring before turning back to Jay, Malosi setting his sights down before running forward – AND LANDING A HUGE CANNONBALL SENTON ONTO JAY, QUICKLY LAUNCHING HIM OUT THE CORNER INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING FOR A QUICK COVER!
Jake Mercer: And Jay kicking out of Ronan’s attempt at a quick win! Ronan seemingly irritated by Jay’s refusal, though not deterred as he stays on his knees; regaining his energy as Jay lays in anguish on the floor, still very hurt from the previous offense although I don’t think Ronan’s anywhere close to being done yet as he lifts Jay off the floor, hooking his own hand around Jay’s neck –
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): ACKNOWLEDGE ME!
Stew-O: Oh, and Ronan Malosi spinning Jay over, IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO HIT DEATH-RO!!!!!!! BUT JAY SPINS OUT OF IT! LANDING ON HIS FEET INSTEAD, RONAN LOOKS LIKE HE SEEN A GHOST AS HE TRIES TO REACH HIS FEET IN TIME – BUT JAY FLOORING RONAN INSTANTLY WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACT; MOMENTUM FINALLY SHIFTING AWAY FORM RONAN!
Jay Jerry Johnson (off-mic): Ronan, 0; Jay, 1.
Flannery McCoy: And Jay getting some verbal payback, as now it seems like Jay is FINALLY going to lay in some offense on Ronan who lays down in the center of the ring, as Johnson looks towards the ropes aside Ronan, BEFORE SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THEM AND LANDING DOWN ONTO RONAN WITH A MOONSAULT!!! AND INTO A QUICK COVER!!
Jake Mercer: AND A KICKOUT FROM WONAN! MALOSI SWEEP STILL INTACT!
Flannery McCoy: Indeed, a quick kickout from Ronan though Jay is not done yet; seeing the resilience from Ronan, Jay quickly pushes off of him as Malosi tries to scramble his way up to his feet; holding his gut, though Johnson is just watching him like a hawk; Malosi staggering forward towards Jay as he throws a wild clothesline – AND JAY DUCKS IT! Jay ducking the clothesline as he grabs a hold of Ronan’s arm, spinning him around – RIGHT INTO A CLUBBING FOREARM!
Stew-O: Ronan Malosi back tracking into the ropes, leaning against them as Jay Jerry Johnson runs towards him – AND LANDS A ROPE ASSISTED FACE BUSTER RIGHT ONTO MALOSI, FLATTENING HIM AGAINST THE MAT!
Jake Mercer: I’ll admit this isn’t the GREATEST position for Ronan, but it’s not TERRIBLE! As Jay now looks to race his way up to the ropes, looking to make a big splash from the air, as Jay looks to land some high octane offense in order to put away Ronan – But wait, what’s Ronan doing? HE’S HURT?! OH MY GOD RONAN’S HURT!
Stew-O: Riiight…. Ronan Malosi calling on the ref to check on him RIGHT before Jay is about to issue a move that could put him away? I doubt it, but nevertheless Ronan has the referee checking his ankle; the crowd booing heavily as Jay seems to be as irritated as everyone else here, knowing that there was no point in even TRYING to wait on the top rope, as he trails off of it and comes over to the referee and Ronan; turning the ref’s attention as the two get into a verbal altercation.
Jay Jerry Johnson (off-mic): He’s FAKING it to get some rest time, isn’t that obvious? No point in giving him what he wants, if he’s injured, Medical can check him after the match!
Referee: I can’t leave him to get any further injuries Jay, you know that, after I check him out you two can finish this match-
Stew-O: OH, BUT AMIDST THE QUARREL BETWEEN JAY AND THE REF, RONAN’S UP ON HIS FEET; CLEARLY HE FAKED HIS INJURY, AND HE HAS JAY IN POSITION – ‘DEATH-ROOO!’ NO WAY, RONAN’S GONNA STEAL ONE HERE! RONAN FALLING INTO THE COVER!!!
Flannery McCoy: BUT JAY KICKED OUT! RONAN CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT, JAY JUST KICKED OUT OF DEATH-RO!
Jake Mercer: First off, CONGRATULATIONS FOR MIRACULOUS HEALING, I WAS WORRIED FOR A SECOND! Second off, HOW DID JAY KICK OUT?! Nonsense, Ronan can’t believe it; I can’t believe it, CLEVELAND can’t believe it!
Ronan Malosi (off- mic): THAT WAS THREE!! THIS IS A CONSPIRACY, ALL OF THIS IS A CONSPIRACY!
Stew-O: Ronan doesn’t even LET the referee get a word in, he’s annoyed, he’s irritated, but he’s not out of it mentally! Ronan turning his attention back to Jay who’s trying to get to his feet; Ronan sizing him up as Johnson can’t do anything but fall RIGHT into Ronan’s plan, as Malosi FINISHES lifting Jay up – RONAN LOOKING FOR A SECOND ‘DEATH-RO!!!’
Flannery McCoy: JAY FLIPPING AGAIN – BUT JUST LIKE EARLIER, HE LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! STAGGERING FORWARD AS HE’S STILL RECOVERING FROM THE LAST ONE AS RONAN SCRAMBLES TO HIS FEET, CHASING AFTER JAY TO TRY AND SET HIM UP AGAIN – BUT JAY CATCHES HIM IN THE GUT WITH A KNEE! FINDING RONAN IN PERFECT POSITION FOR HIS OWN OFFENSE, LIFTING RONAN UP….
Stew-O: ‘PROJECT ZERPERIONNNN!!!!!!’ THE TIGER DRIVER LANDING PERFECTLY AS RONAN FALLS TO THE FLOOR, AND JAY TURNS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. JAYY JERRYYYY JOHNNSOONNNN!!!
( ‘first death’ blasted through the speakers as Jay Jerry Johnson claimed a win against a very game Ronan Malosi, the Cleveland crowd roared with cheers; Jay stumbling up to his feet with help from the referee as Ronan rolled out the ring to be assisted by medical, clearly hurting from the Tiger Driver as Jay Jerry Johnson relished in his win, holding his neck in slight anguish; though Jay was still healthy enough to relish in the victory. )
Stew-O: Well… To say this wasn’t slightly expected would be a lie, but one thing I can say confidently is that Ronan Malosi EARNED this loss with all the corners he tried cutting.
Jake Mercer: EARNED? Ronan Malosi was ROBBED. He had LITTLE prep-time, then he was SERIOUSLY hurt mid-match because of it; if anything Triple J EARNED himself some explaining to do after being so inconsiderate to others, I wouldn’t expect this from Jay – but here we are!
Flannery McCoy: Stew don’t, it’s not worth it.
( The scene faded away from the ring as Dynasty cut to a brief commercial. )
(A commercial is shown for Zack Synder’s teased release of another cut of Justice League, we are so excited for this.)
(‘Come Eat With Us’ by EST Gee & Young Scooter blares throughout, causing the fans to boo. Soon, SOSA Henderson, the Visual Prophet and Dr. D’Angelo Angelo show up on stage. SOSA and Viz, fresh off of ther victory over DOMINION at Operation: Doomsday couldn’t be any more proud – or cocky, depending on the viewer’s outlook on them. Regardless, they wouldn’t care if people thought of them as being arrogant. SOSA and Viz are two proud black Elitists who have solidified themselves as forces within the tag team division, and with their recent performances, it’s hard to see where some of their confidence isn’t justified. They care even less for the reaction from the crowd as they stride down the entrance aisle with their heads held high and their championships comfortably draped along their shoulders.)
Jake Mercer: Look at them. So much grace. So much confidence. How can people even THINK of hating them? SOSA and Viz have elevated the tag division so much that new teams are forming and old teams are reuniting just so that they can get a chance to dethrone them. These men are excellence personified!
Flannery McCoy: Are you seriously going to do this again? No one is knocking them for their talents. It’s the way that they carry themselves, and their sly, back-handed way of talking to other Elitists that’s rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
Jake Mercer: As if people here don’t do that to each other already. Flannery, for someone who has been in this business for years now, you sure do act brand new to what usually happens.
Flannery McCoy: A little respect goes a long way, Jake.
Jake Mercer: Oh, please! If everyone here respected each other, then we might as well get Barney to come and run this promotion! This is a cutthroat sport, and SOSA and Viz have thrived in it in spite of the hate and discrimination they’ve faced! They get to do some trash talk now and again. They’ve earned the right to do so anyways. Not many teams can say they hold a win over them this season, and quite frankly, I don’t know if there’s one that can ever topple them!
Flannery McCoy: Yes, Viz and SOSA have been through a lot, but that doesn’t excuse what they’ve said and done in the past. They can be successful without the pettiness or tearing down others.
(The two commentators exchange glares before Stew-O clears his throat.)
Stew-O: Well, ladies and gentlemen, the disagreement between my two colleagues is a testament to how polarizing Soul Food Sunday has been since their formation. There are those who of course are proud to see SOSA Henderson and Visual Prophet dominate the tag team scene as throughly as they have over the past few months. However, there are those who wish that they could tone down their attitude and show some more respect to their competitors. Either way, they haven’t needed to change much, and their brash nature has translated into tangible in-ring success with proof none more palpable then the shared ten pounds of gold between them.
(The cameras pick up on the Unified Tag Team Championships as SOSA, Viz and Dr. D’Angelo Angelo enter the ring. They grab their microphones as their theme fades. They don’t waste their time speaking, cheesing all the way as some of the fans continue to shower them with nothing but disdain and ire.)
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: What did we tell you? What did we say was going to happen? Did we or did we not say that Soul Food Sunday was going to leave Chicago, Illinois with the tag team titles still within our grasp?
Visual Prophet: We sure did. However, like Lebron’s hairline, people did not want to let go of the idea that the Pasty White Bois were going to beat us. I mean, imagine living in a world where people are actually rooting for Xander Payne and Ryan Wilson?
SOSA Hendersont: But sadly, it was real. For some reason, people bought in to their hype. Xander and Ryan did a good job pulling a 180, but none of that switching up was gonna help them against us. They can be the heroes or the villains, but only one team is going to remain standing everytime, and that is Soul Food Sunday.
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Preach it, my brother!
Visual Prophet: Preach! Them boys did their best, but as always, their best just wasn’t good enough. It certainly wasn’t better than our best. Nope. We’ve had their number before, and we had them again last Saturday night. People can be mad, but it is what it is. You can’t change the outcome, and it remains showing us to be the best tag team in EAW today!
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Oh, hush now. You know we’re right. We’re hardly if ever proven wrong. See, Soul Food Sunday continues to prosper. My brothers have dedicated themselves to making sure that this team is the most dominant one in the industry today. Last month alone showed that. From King of Elite up until now, our crowns were never once in danger of tipping.
Visual Prophet: And given the month, you know we had to show ourselves in the best lighting possible.
Dr. D’Angel Angelo: No doubt. We are the bearers of black excellence, and there was no way that we were going to fumble as we carried our people on our backs. Still, it isn’t new. We’ve been doing that for months now, constantly solidifying our spots here in EAW. I wish that management had the foresight to actually acknowledge our contributions, but once again, when the Caspers are the ones in charge, it’s no wonder why they’re so hesitant still. We have thrived in spite of the clear-cut hate people have for us, and it makes them sick. They weren’t going to get their glorified butt buddies to keep the gold for themselves in the Prescription. They weren’t going to get that trashbag, crash TV to capatalze on with the Off-Brand Amphetamnes. They weren’t going to be like other companies who like to push mediocre white men to the forefront like Shane and Nick.
SOSA Henderson: R.I.P to the homie.
Visual Prophet: Gone too soon.
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Not soon enough to me, but that’s neither here nor there. Point is, they pushed everyone else before us; they forced us to wait in the back of the line. However, when we made our way to the front, no one was going to stop us.
SOSA Henderson: Can’t keep up in the back of the bus like Rosa. We were moving on up to the driver’s seat!
Visual Prophet: We sure did. But hey guys, speaking of wonderful, determined and headstrong women… isn’t March supposed to be Women’s History Month?
(D’Angelo and SOSA rub their chins upon realization.)
SOSA Henderson: Yeaaaaaaaaah. Yeah. It is, ain’t it?
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Ah, yes. It certainly is an important time of year, isn’t it? Where we get to marvel at the accomplishments of many women who broke down barriers in order to make contributions to this world.
(Some of the fans in attendance can be heard cheering.)
Visual Prophet: I don’t know about y’all, but there are plenty of women I’m thankful for. Like, my momma, fo example.
SOSA Henderson: Same here. Never had it easy, but she did her best for me and the fam. I may have a past on me, but I only did the things I did so that I could try and help her out.
(Viz and D’Angelo nod solemnly, understanding SOSA’s history. SOSA however doesn’t seem sad; if anything, he’s contemplative about everything.)
SOSA Henderson: But she helped me out. Made me change my ways, realize that I ain’t gotta go down that path. It wasn’t easy getting outta that gang life, but I’m glad I had her to set me straight… even if I was close to losing her.
(Dr. D’Angelo places a hand on his shoulder.)
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Even in her lowest point, she still reached out to you as her angel. Ain’t nothing better than the love of a mother.
(More fans cheer. As much as they may hate the trio, they can’t deny the truth that they are saying in the words.)
Visual Prophet: Women truly have done a lot for us. From the everyday heroes to those who have ascended to a near-goddess status. God knew what he was doing when he made a fitting companion for men. We needed someone who would guide us with a gentle hand and a sturdy mind. Someone who can push us. Someone who can push themselves to do good. They are our caregivers, our teachers, our foundations, our leaders, our hope in this life.
SOSA Henderson: Ain’t that the truth!
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Preach it, Chef Viz! Cook it up!
Visual Prophet: Aye, I only know how to cook up the competition because of my mama. Still got the best arms in the kitchen, let me tell you. But, of course, EAW has had plenty of trailblazers that came into the game and found their spot within a man’s world. Like Sabina, a former 3-time Vixens champion…
(The fans pop for her name.)
Visual Prophet: … or the ‘OG’ herself, Kendra Shamez.
(The fans pop even louder for her.)
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Hm, mh, mh. Heard through the grapevine that she can make one fine sweet potato pie. Especially now that she has all of that free time in the retirement home.
(The three men laugh, and that’s when the fans begin to realize ther farce and boo.)
Flannery McCoy: They’ve moved on to disparaging women now. Great!
Visual Prophet: Maybe she’s teaching Amber and Cleo some things in there, huh? Lord knows those women are already cracking faster than Kirk Redwood on the corner at three a.m. They already got that granny look to them.
SOSA Henderson: I’m sure their hips don’t work like they used to no more.
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Well, maybe we can ask the geratic guys whether or not that’s true.
(More boos. More laughing.)
SOSA Henderson: Aye, they did their thing alright, but there’s a reason why they’re not here no more. They can’t handle the current crop of talent. I mean, Cleo did get waxed by Holly Arrow at Pain for Pride.
Visual Prophet: Oh, lord. And if you lose to the biggest bag fumbler next to Bronson Daniels, you just know you’re done for. I’m sorry.
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Well, at least there’s someone here who has been able to keep up with the times. After all, we have Cameron Ella Ava back in full-time competition.
Visual: Oh, Cam? That’s my baby still. You already know. She was one of the first women to really get themselves settled with the men and succeed. First female world champ? Former Interwire and Openweight champion? Hall of Fame class leader? How can anyone not love her?
SOSA Henderson: Cam a legend for sure… even if she just lost to Limmy at Operation: Doomsday.
Visual Prophet: Okay. So, maybe some of the new guns can beat her here and there… but she’s better than Madison Kaline, that’s for sure.
SOSA Henderson: All respect to the former Vixen’s champ and Hall of Famer, but because of that, imma say this with all respect: she gotta go. She’s done, bro. She gotta give it up now.
(The fans become agitated at the tongue-in-cheek disrespect being shown.)
Flannery McCoy: This is beyond disrespectful…
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Oh, but my brothers, let us not forget about the women who have led EAW in some manner throughout their time here. Someone like our very own Flannery McCoy who once oversaw Empire.
(They turn their attention over to the commentator area. A shot picks up on Flannery’s shocked expression.)
Visual Prophet: Oh, yeah! Flannery, we almost forgot! Weren’t you a GM or something? With how diligent you have been being a wonderful color commentator for Dynasty, people don’t tend to remember that just a few years back, you were one powerful woman.
Flannery McCoy: O-oh, I…
Visual Prophet: Sure, you were spineless and ultimately led the brand to its demise, but hey, you were a boss lady in your own right! Even if you’ve done some shady things during your time in the office.
(Some fans go ‘oooooooooooh’, while others murmur anxiously amongst themselves. Flannery’s face begins to sour. Meanwhile, in the ring, SOSA and Dr. D’Angelo are gassing Viz up, laughing and cackling as they mock McCoy.)
Visual Prophet: Happy Women’s History Month to you though, babe. Next time, be sure to come at us correct if you’re trying to get at us for our own perceived flaws.
Flannery McCoy: …
Jake Mercer: 🤣🤣 I didn’t want to say it to you! But they said it all!
SOSA Henderson: Empire was a mess, in no small part thanks to certain people whose egos got too big for their lil’ bodies to handle. Still, it wasn’t all that bad, right? I mean, because of Empire, we had Darcy, Minerva, Raven, Andrea, Brody, and maybe some other women in there too. Maybe two women in fact who would go on to become the ‘greatest’ tag team of all time.
(The crowd begin to react excitedly.)
SOSA Henderson: In fact, how about this? We can go bat for bat with them. Out of respect for this month and how much it signifies to a lot of people, it’s only right we let the ladies get ther fair shake at some soul food.
Stew-O: Wait, could they possibly mean that they’re…?
Jake Mercer: Oh gosh, imagine if they are! This could be HUGE!
Visual Prophet: We definitely had our fair share of mediocre men already, so we gotta spice it up. Besides, me and SOSA, we are all about them equal rights. Anybody can catch the heat from us! Teams wanna come, form and reunite, stating their intentions clearly. Everyone wants a piece of us. So, like the fighting champs we are, we’re willing to put these titles on the line against the first set of two women who step out on that stage right there!
Jake Mercer: Wow! They’re really doing it!
Flannery McCoy: But, what if those women just so happen to be Kass and Sienna? They may be hurt still, sure, but for them to go up against the Jaded Hearts would be insane!
(The EAW faithful begin to clammor. Everyone, from the fans, to the commentators, to Soul Food Sunday look out on stage. SOSA, Viz and Dr. D’Angelo are all smirking. Then, the first notes of music blares throughout the arena.)
(However, it wasn’t ‘True Love’ being played.)
Stew-O: WAIT, IT’S–
(‘Tot Musica‘ by Ado was playing instead, and the crowd erupts! SOSA, Viz and Dr. D’Angelo all stare, dumbfounded. Holly Arrow and Harper Lee step out, microphones in hand.)
Crowd: PO-TA-RA! PO-TA-RA! PO-TA-RA! PO-TA-RA!
Jake Mercer: OH! WELL, THIS MAY NOT BE THE JADED HEARTS, BUT THIS IS A TEAM WHO HAS BEEN STEADILY GOING UP THROUGH THE TAG TEAM RANKS! NOT TO MENTION THAT HARPER LEE IS SET TO HAVE THAT HUGE MATCH AGAINST DR. BETHANY BLUE TOMORROW NIGHT IN THE HOPES THAT SHE CAN BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION AGAIN!
Flannery McCoy: Just like SFS, Holly and Arrow are looking to make a huge impact across the EAW landscape! And knowing these two, they don’t back down from challenges!
(Holly and Harper are smirking as they take note of the tag champions’ demeanors. Their theme fades, but the crowd’s reaction doesn’t. The two women bask in the adoration, something that Harper herself is still getting used to after spending much of her career receiving the opposite of their attention. When the fans finally settle, albeit still excited, they speak.)
Harper Lee: What’s wrong, guys? Were you expecting somebody else? We figured we fit the description.
(Finally snapping out of their stunned states, SOSA and Viz raise their mics.)
SOSA Henderson: Bro, y’all REALLY want to matter here that badly, huh? We wasn’t even talkin’ bout none of you. But aye, seeing where y’all careers are at, it’s no wonder why you gotta try and not be forgotten about.
Visual Prophet: And we mean that with all of the possible offense in the world.
Holly Arrow: Yet, you had my name in your mouth. If you truly saw us, let alone me as being nothing worth remembering, then maybe don’t talk about me? Besides, you two are supposed to be ‘fighting champs’, yeah? Wouldn’t be a good look to decline us as your challengers then.
Dr. D’Angelo Angelo: Ah, here we go. White women and their entitlement. Name a better duo.
Harper Lee: How about Dr. D’Angelo Angelo and shutting up for once?
(That gets the crowd to pop. Dr. D’Angelo crinkles his nose in annoyance.)
SOSA Henderson: Aye, you better watch your mouth. Be a shame if you got popped before your title match tomorrow night. ‘Sides, you need to be training for that instead of bothering us.
Harper Lee: Jeez, Holly. They sound a little nervous, don’t they?
Holly Arrow: They do to me.
Visual Prophet: Us, nervous? Why would we be? One of you has yet to actually win a title here while the other has a reign that ended before it had the chance to be good.
Harper Lee: As if we hadn’t heard that before. It’s been stated many times in better ways, but at this point, we don’t care. I already had to deal with that this week with people still trying to write me off, but that didn’t stop me from beating Usagi so that I could have my match at Tempest. Likewise, none of the jokes or criticisms are going to stop us from being tag champions.
Holly Arrow: Having us be dual champions does sound like a pretty sweet deal to me, especially when we defeat the greatest tag team in EAW today. At least, that’s what they like to call themselves.
SOSA Henderson: Holly, you of all people shouldn’t have a smart mouth on you.
Holly Arrow: SOSA, quit it already. I don’t care for what you have to say. I never came back just so that I could crumble. Harper and I aren’t the type to run from failure, let alone any challenges that are presented to us. You can continue to point out the obvious, but make sure you include the fact that Harper and I never give up.
(The crowd cheers loudly for POTARA. Meanwhile, Viz and SOSA shake their heads.)
Visual Prophet: Never give up, huh? You know, that’d be admirable any other time, but that persistence isn’t cute. It’s annoying. Still, you’re out here, wanting a match with us. It’s clear we aren’t going to get you to back down. So, screw it. Let’s have ourselves a match…
(Viz leans forward on the ropes.)
Visual Prophet: … at Grand Rampage.
(The fans explode at the declaration. Holly and Harper look satisfied, smiling at each other.)
Harper Lee: Alright then. You’re on. See, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
SOSA Henderson: Don’t get too pleased with yourselves. Y’all just walked into the biggest mistake of your careers.
Holly Arrow: Is that so? Well, I guess we’ll see for ourselves once the time comes. At any rate, happy Women’s History Month, champs. Can’t wait to see you soon.
(Holly and Harper back away as ‘Tot Musica’ plays. SOSA, Viz and Dr. D’Angelo mumble to each other. However, the stage seems to be set between POTARA and Soul Food Sunday.)
Stew-O: The challenge was issued, and accepted! The tag team division continues to grow more competitive as more teams look to take down Soul Food Sunday. This time, it’s Holly Arrow and Harper Lee of Potara stepping up to the plate!
Jake Mercer: Soul Food Sunday were looking for the Jaded Hearts, and though I am confident in my kings, Holly and Harper aren’t anything to sneeze at! Couple that with the fact that Harper could walk into Grand Rampage with the Universal Woman’s Championship in her grasp, and POTARA can easily be the most challenging team the champions have faced yet!
Flannery McCoy: Even if that doesn’t happen, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Holly and Harper are the most determined they have ever been. When they put their minds to something, they go far, and their headstrong attitudes could be just enough to shake things up and cause Soul Food Sunday to fall from the top of the tag team summit!
(A commercial is shown for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, featuring Ronan Malosi.)
(‘Runnin” by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin blares out throughout the arena. The fans jump up on their feet for someone who they have supported since the beginning. Broson Daniels step out on stage, smile on ten in lieu of his victory over Ruler at Operation: Doomsday. The highly-intense match-up saw Bronson pull out all of the stops to defeat the former New Breed Champion. However, a battle like that never lets those involved leave unscathed. The shot picks up on the bandaged hand of Daniels as he makes his way down the entrance ramp. Even with him carrying on his usual greetings of the fans, he has to be gentle so not as to aggrvaiate the nagging pain.)
(He’s battered, but not down and out. Even through the smile, his signature determination is palpable.)
Stephie Love: Introducing first! Residing from Los Angeles, California, weighing in tonight at 210 pounds, he is ‘The Answer’… BROOOOOOOOOONSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONN DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLS!
Stew-O: ‘The Answer’, ‘The Heart and Soul of Dynasty’, ‘The Centerpiece’, ‘Human Highlight Film’… it doesn’t matter what you may wish to call him because he is all of that and then some. Bronson has rebounded many of times throughout his return season. He has had monumental losses at major marquee events and FPVs, most notably failing in his pursuit to become the EAW Heavyweight Champion, but he hasn’t let those setbacks deter him. His drive and ability to remain headstrong as served him well and has all led him to finally picking up a win at an FPV this year as he defeated Ruler last week at Operation: Doomsday.
Flannery McCoy: Ruler had been wanting to recruit Bronson too, but he didn’t want any of that. And given the outcome of the match, it’s safe to say that Bronson may have been right in his decision to reach back at the top alone. However, beating him wasn’t easy. As I’m sure everyone can see, Ruler damaged Bronson with one specfc point of focus being that wrapped-up hand of his. How he even managed to push through to the end of win is beyond me, but that’s what happens when you’ve got a whole lot of heart in you.
Jake Mercer: “tHaT’s WhAt HaPpEnS wHeN yOu’Ve GoT a–”, oh, stop it already! Look, congrats on Bronson for FINALLY not choking when the spotlight is on him, but can we stop treating it as if it’s some sort of career-defining victory for him? As far as I’m concerned, it could very well have been a fluke win for him!
Stew-O: Nice of you to remain impartial in your work, Jake.
Jake Mercer: I just– God! Forgive me for using your name in vain, but I can’t with this guy. He thinks he’s someone we need. He’s so entitled and egotistical. He hasn’t even done anything of note to declare himself as the ‘Heart and Soul’ of this brand!
Flannery McCoy: I mean, I like to think that him never giving up despite his setbacks and ultimately winning last week in Chicago after a grueling match shows off how much heart and soul he has. The fact he is willingly decide to compete in the main event of our show tonight is also further proof of that, but go off with the same unreasonable hate you’ve had for him since 2020, I guess.
Jake Mercer: Shut up! You just don’t get it, like the rest of these fans!
(And the fans continue to shower Bronson with love as he enters the ring. The energy from the audience fuels him as he climbs up the top turnbuckle and poses. They cheer. He hops down and starts to warm up, taking his time as he looks on at the stage. His theme fades, and in its place is ‘DNA’ by Kendrick Lamar.)
(The fans direct their own love to the next Elitist stepping out on stage. With the Interwire Championship around his waist, PJ Hendrx gives it a few confident smacks before posing in front of the camera with his finger raised. He talks straight to the camera, saying how it’s go time and that it’s going to be his night to shine. With a grin, he does one last pose before confidently striding down the entrance aisle. He moves and bops along to the beat and Lamar’s rapping as he makes his way towards the ring.)
Stephie Love: And introducing the opponent! From Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing in tonight at 195 pounds, he is the EAW Interwire Champion…. ‘Phantom’, PJJJJJJJJJJJJ HEEEEEEEEEENDRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRX!
Stew-O: And here comes a man who many people expected to make a name for himself early on his career. So many viewed PJ Hendrx as being a natural fit for our promotion, and he has shown why those opinions are justified. He has claimed gold for himself in just eight months, immortalizing himself as one of the few Elitists in this promotion who has won a championship in their rookie season. Now, he’s eager to carve out a reign that not many can replicate, and it can start tonight as he has the chance to defeat someone he has quickly become familiar with.
Jake Mercer: He’s got a lot of potential, and unlike his opponent, is on the right course to making use of it. PJ has pretty much catapulted himself into many marquee matches already, is all over the show, and is now a champion! I can only hope that he can beat the man who has once besmirched the very same title he has on him!
Flannery McCoy: You are so– you know what? Forget it. This may not be a match for the Interwire Championship as PJ already has his first defense slated for Grand Rampage against Jay Jerry Johnson. However, being able to defeat Bronson Daniels tonight will be a very good look on him as he gears up for that eventual clash. Likewise, the Interwire Championship is near and dear to Bronson as he has expressed that earlier in the week leading up to this main event bout. Even if Bronson’s current goals are to become a world champion, I’m sure that if he’s able to beat PJ tonight, he can find himself within the conversation of a championship he has once held in his career!
(PJ slides in smoothly and pops up. He runs and leaps up onto the turnbuckle. After unclasping the title, he raises it in the air. He nods and smiles as he jumps down. Putting aside his signature jacket and shades, he readies himself in hs corner. ‘DNA’ fades.)
(Both men look at each other. They’re quiet, but the fans aren’t.)
Crowd: LET’S GO BRONSON!
Crowd: LET’S GO PJ!
Crowd: LET’S GO BRONSON!
Crowd: LET’S GO PJ.
(They’re focused, but both men can’t help but crack a smirk or a grin from the audience’s dueling chants. The referee checks one last time to make sure that they’re ready.)
(Once satisfied, they ring the bell!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: The match has officially started! PJ and Bronson step out of their respective corners to meet in the middle of the ring. They waste no time locking up, with PJ being the initiator. I’m sure Bronson is remaining privy of his hand as he jockeys for position. Both are switching positionings, trying to find an opening to take advantage of!
Jake Mercer: And it seems like Bronson is able to slip underneath and behind, getting PJ’s waist trapped. He’s looking to transition into a hold. However, PJ reaches back and sends him rolling forward with the quick-thinking snapmare! Bronson pops up and he and PJ return to square one.
Flannery McCoy: More holds, more spots being switched. These two are moving fast and telegraphing each other that it’s almost hard to keep up! Seeing as how these two aren’t strangers inside of an EAW ring, it’s likely unsurprising to see how they’re remaining one step ahead of each other.
Stew-O: Bronson is able to break through and takes PJ down with an armdrag. Getting him on the mat, he goes for an armbar. However, Hendrix rolls forward and kips back up to his feet! He spins, grabs hold of Bronson’s arm, and turns everything around with a dropkick! Bronson rolls back! PJ nods at him as the fans cheer. Bronson nods, seemingly impressed. However, he gets up and two are back to circling around.
Jake Mercer: PJ’s eager to get some momentum. He closes in, but Bronson ducks underneath him. As PJ turns around, he’s met with a kick to the leg! Another outside leg lands on the knee! He drops down! Bronson steps forward, going for another kick–
Flannery McCoy: PJ bends down to avoid it! He stands up and grabs him from behind! Bronson runs forward towards the ropes and latches on to them! PJ tries to pull him back, but the grip causes him to roll back instead! He scrambles up to his feet–
Stew-O: DROPKICK! Bronson returns the favor to him, and the fans are loving this! PJ gets up to his knees and claps his hands at Bronson. He gets up and once again, both Elitists are scouting each other out. No one’s had a clear-cut advantage so far in this bout!
Jake Mercer: It’s been a feeling out process for the past few minutes now. Bronson’s trying to be careful with an eager competitor while PJ doesn’t want to be too overzealous against a more experienced opponent. They lock up. Both men are trying to push each other, but neither are willing to relent. Their grip remains tight on each other. Bronson goes to one knee, as does PJ! They both go down on the mat and roll over with each other! They’re rising up now!
Flannery McCoy: And Bronson lands a knee to the gut as he closes in, switching things over into a clinch! More knees are delivered as he gets PJ backed up into the ropes! He breaks free and grabs him the arm, sending him across the ring into the opposite set of ropes. He’s looking for the rebound–
Stew-O: But he isn’t getting it! PJ was able to hang on to the ropes. Bronson comes running in after him! PJ sidesteps! He springs off the bottom rope and catches Daniels with the ENZUIGIRI! Another display of quick-thinking by the Interwire Champion!
Jake Mercer: This could be his chance to strike while the iron is hot! PJ runs towards the opposite end and comes back on the rebound—
Flannery McCoy: ENZUIGIRI BY BRONSON! That caught Hendrx by surprise! He’s wobbling on his feet as Bronson closes the distance. He grabs him and lifts him up for a suplex–
Stew-O: PJ isn’t entirely out, though! He’s squirming, trying to get out of his grasp…. and HE DOES! He slips right behind Bronson! He grabs him from behind and raises him up into the air! GERMAN SUPLEX–
Jake Mercer: NO! BRONSON LANDS ON HIS FEET! He’s able to avert disaster in his own right. PJ spins, and Bronson readies himself! DUELING DROPKICKS! They come back on their knees, looking at one another! Cat-like agility by both, and that has the fans going wild!
Flannery McCoy: Both men roll away and get back to their feet. PJ comes in hot looking for a clothesline, but Bronson traps the arm! He slips behind, back against Hendrx’s as he captures the other one! He lifts him up into a Gory position–
Stew-O: But PJ turns it into a victory roll-esque pin reversal! He gets his shoulders on the mat!
Jake Mercer: Quick kickout! PJ and Bronson race each other to the top where they meet. PJ comes in with a roundhouse, but Bronson catches the leg! He takes it and pulls out a modified jacknife pin! Cover!
Flannery McCoy: Another quick kickout! PJ grabs hold of Bronson as they both RISE up! Jeez, the amount of core strength that takes makes my own hurt from watching! They turn around, backs once again meeting! I think PJ’s going for a backslide– wait, NO! HE JUST FLIPPED BRONSON OVER AND CAUGHT HIM WITH THE KNEE! WHAT A MOVE THAT WAS! BRONSON STAGGERS!
Stew-O: And now, PJ’s collecting some steam as he runs in with a HURRICANRANA! He sends Bronson tumbling! Daniels tries to get back up, but he’s levelled with a DROPKICK! He scurries to his feet! PJ remains close by and catches him with another one! He’s down on the mat!
Jake Mercer: Haha, YES! Come on, PJ, drill this bozo already!
Flannery McCoy: And PJ turns the heat up even more with a standing moonsault! What a beautiful move to cap off that sequence! PJ’s brimming with confidence as he goes for the pin!
Stew-O: Shoulder up! However, PJ doesn’t let that deter him. Ushering Bronson back to his feet, he starts to pepper his face with a series of right hands! Punch after punch connects! He grabs him by the wrist and launches him into the corner! PJ runs in and rolls forward, leaping back up with a KNEE INTO BRONSON’S FACE! He isn’t done! He takes hold of his head and runs back to the center of the ring! BULLDOG!
Jake Mercer: Excellent follow-up! PJ’s learning from those past matches. He’s keeping the pressure up. Wasting even a single second to gloat won’t serve him well!
Flannery McCoy: PJ’s going for another cover!
Stew-O: That only produces another kickout from Bronson. Good effort by PJ so far, but it’s not going to be that simple to put him away!
Jake Mercer: PJ’s got this! And look! He’s got a headlock applied! He’s looking to drain some of that resolve by Bronson and wear him down! That’s why he’s a champion, folks! Unlike certain people!
Flannery McCoy: Blatant shade aside, you’re right: Bronson has an uncanny level of stamina and conditioning. The more an Elitist is able to break him down, the easier of a time they’ll have in the match. PJ’s really putting a crank in as he doesn’t let up a single inch! Bronson’s looking to escape, though!
Stew-O: And PJ comes to a HEADSTAND AS HE KEEPS THE HEADLOCK ON! Maybe it’s for function, or maybe it’s to show off a bit! Either way, Bronson isn’t able to do much!
Jake Mercer: LOOK! WOW! PJ GOES DOWN, DROPPING HIS KNEES INTO BRONSON’S BACK! What an inventive manuever! He rolls forward, all while Bronson tries to rise up to his knees– LOW ANGLE SUPERKICK! PJ just FLOORS him as he drops to another cover!
Flannery McCoy: Nope, shoulder up! Still, PJ is stringing along moves and fitting more pieces into the puzzle in his attempt to win this! PJ gloats a little before he leads Bronson up and into the corner.
Stew-O: Backhand chop to the chest! Bronson winces from that, and based on the sound, I am certain that had to hurt! PJ takes some steps back and finger guns at him! He comes running in! He jumps into the air, coming down with a body splash–
Jake Mercer: NO! Bronso just used that momentum against him and pushed him up and over the ropes! PJ lands on the apron! Hendrix goes to grab him from behind–
Flannery McCoy: Back elbow! PJ gets hit! Bronson backs up and comes in! PUMP KICK LANDS! Hendrix drops to the outside. Finally, Bronson is able to get some breathing room!
Stew-O: Yes, but he doesn’t seem to be slowing down! He’s bouncing back and forth on his feet as he waits for PJ to stand! I don’t think Hendrx realizes what’s happening.
Jake Mercer: Oh, no, he’s up! PJ, you gotta run, my man! RUN!
Flannery McCoy: TOO LATE! HE GETS CAUGHT WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE BY BRONSON DANIELS! PJ GOES CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE WHILE BRONSON COMES TO A STAND! THE FANS ARE CHEERING HIM ON!
Jake Mercer: DARN IT! COME ON, PJ! GET UP!
Stew-O: He’s getting up, but not without assistance! Bronson rolls him back into the ring and slides in. He immediately hooks the leg!
Jake Mercer: OH, HE KICKED OUT! THANK GOODNESS! 😌 Had me worried there for a second!
Flannery McCoy: PJ’s still has some fight in him, but with a move like that, that can take a lot out of an Elitist. Now, Bronson is tapping into his striking game as he mounts him and attacks with a series of a palm strikes! PJ’s doing the best he can to cover up, but it’s evident that the unsuspecting dive has him woozy!
Stew-O: And Bronson knows; he’s seeking to capatilize on the control he has in this match now! He takes Hendrx up and drops him with a SNAP SUPLEX! He floats over and locks on a leg bar! Less likely trying to get him to tap and moreso to cut off some of PJ’s ability to be fast in this match!
Jake Mercer: Ugh. Hate to say it, and I hate it even more to see it, but it’s sound stragety on the part of Bronson Daniels. If he’s able to cut off some of his speed by hurting the legs, then he’ll soften him up for a whole hoist of moves! And given his injury, the less time Bronson has worrying about expending himself, the better.
Flannery McCoy: Yeah, fortunately for him, PJ hasn’t focused on that hand of his, but who knows when all of that pain will spring up to cause problems? On the flipside though, how long can Bronson keep this hold locked? In fact, is he even able to get the hands latched completely? From our angle, that doesn’t seem to be the case!
Stew-O: The hold’s applied, but not one hundred percent of the way! PJ starts to use his other foot to kick at Bronson in the face! A few boots manages to force him to let go! PJ quickly comes to a stand, all while feeling out his leg. Bronson rises as well, checking his nose.
Jake Mercer: Bronson comes in, looking for a punch! However, PJ counters with a kick! Bronson staggers! PJ steps forwards and goes to grab him–
Flannery McCoy: Bronson doesn’t allow for that to happen! He grabs the arm and spins, NAILING a back elbow to the side of his head! Daniels, still maintaining a hold on that arm, brings him along and sends him into the air with the MONKEY FLIP! PJ’s in trouble as Bronson floats over with the FUJIWARA ARMBAR!
Stew-O: Bronson’s trying to lock it in! He’s trying to get that complete hold! However, PJ immediately responds with punches aiming at the side of his torso! Almost like liver shots! Bronson’s the best he can to persist, but once again, that hand of his isn’t doing him any favors! He’s going to have to switch up the plan here, and fast!
Jake Mercer: Not happening! He lets go, standing up – and PJ trips him up by using his legs to take him down! Hendrx is back on the attack! STANDING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP–
Flannery McCoy: BRONSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! He pops up and catches PJ with the LEAPING SINGLE FOOT STOMP! HE ISN’T ABLE TO SCOUT THAT OUT! BRONSON COVERS!
Stew-O: KICKOUT! Bronson forces PJ back to his feet. A series of rights and lefts connect! PJ wobbles on his feet! Bronson closes in with a clothesline!
Jake Mercer: NO! PJ grabs the arm and KNEES HIM IN THE GUT! Bronson almost falls over completely! Hendrx however is still a little unsteady! He whips him into the corner–
Flannery McCoy: But Bronson doesn’t go crashing! Using the momentum, he hops up on the ropes in the corner and then to the top turnnbuckle! He springs off! DIVING AXE HAND–
Stew-O: KICK TO THE ATTACKING HAND! AND BRONSON HOWLS OUT AS PJ STRUCK THE INJURED ONE! HE CAUGHT HIM!
Jake Mercer: Oh, there it is! PJ has him right in his line of sight! PJ realizes this and goes for a CROSS ARMBAR! NOW THAT INJURY IS COMING TO HAUNT BRONSON! PJ’S LOOKING TO DO SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE!
Flannery McCoy: BRONSON REALIZES THIS TOO! THAT’S WHY HE’S SCRAMBLING FOR AN ESCAPE! HE REACHES FOR THE ROPES, BUT NO DICE! HE’S JUST TOO FAR AWAY! PJ EXTENDS BACK AS MUCH AS HE CAN, ALL WHILE BRONSON YELLS OUT!
Stew-O: THE REFEREE IS CHECKING ON HIM, ASKING IF HE WANTS TO QUIT! HOWEVER, HE SHAKES HIS HEAD! HE ISN’T WILLING TO FORFEIT JUST YET, BUT WITH A DIRE SITUATION LIKE THIS, JUST HOW MUCH LONGER CAN HE WITHSTAND THIS?!
Jake Mercer: And it isn’t just the armbar – PJ is ALSO TWEAKING THE HAND! HE’S PUTTING ALL OF HIS CONCENTRATION NOW ON IT! HE COULD POTENTIALLY RUIN BRONSON FROM THAT!
Flannery McCoy: BRONSON IS MOVING, THOUGH! HE SCRAMBLES TO HIS FEET AND LEANS OVER, GETTING PJ INTO A PINNING PREDICAMENT! HE’S TURNING IT AROUND ON HIM!
Stew-O: KICKOUT! PJ tries to get the hold back on, but Bronson is able to scurry back to relative safety! Still, he’s favoring that hand now!
Jake Mercer: And PJ is like a shark that smells blood in the water! He’s running at him–
Flannery McCoy: BRONSON SIDESTEPS AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! HE SPINS AS PJ TURNS! ‘CHROME HEART TAGS’ CATCHES HIM! PJ FLOPS DOWN AS BRONSON QUICKLY RUSHES FOR THE COVER!
Stew-O: SHOULDER UP! PJ IS STILL ALIVE! GOOD WHEREWITHAL BY BRONSON TO STRIKE HIM WHEN HE HAD HIM SURPRISED, BUT PERHAPS PJ HAS GROWN TO BE EVEN MORE RESILIENT SINCE THE LAST TIME THEY WERE IN THE RING!
Jake Mercer: THAT DEFINITELY GOT THE HEART RACING! HOWEVER, PJ IS STILL IN THIS THING! BRONSON IS STILL CHECKING OUT THAT HAND AS HE COMES TO A STAND!
Flannery McCoy: Bronson HAS to try and close this match ASAP! Now that PJ was able to aggravate it, there’s no telling how much further Bronson has before he isn’t able to hit some of his moves! He’s gonna have to adapt here!
Stew-O: Bronson looks over at PJ who’s only JUST now moving! He heads on over and quickly goes back to his method of striking! However, he’s having to rely solely on the other hand in order to land these attacks! He grabs PJ by the head and rolls over to the side, applying a GOGOPLATA! The fans are coming UNGLUED! Shin across the throat, PJ’s going to have a hard time escaping!
Jake Mercer: Oh, this is bad! This is VERY BAD! DON’T LET THIS LOSER ONE-UP YOU, PJ!!
Flannery McCoy: BUT LOOK! BRONSON’S USING ONE ARM TO ANCHOR WHILE USING THE OTHER ONE TO RAIN ELBOWS DOWN ONTO PJ’S HEAD! HE’S HAMMERING AWAY! THE FANS HERE ARE SHRIEKING! IF HE DOESN’T MAKE HIM PASS OUT FROM THE CHOKE, THEN HE’S GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUT!
Stew-O: BRONSON HAS PJ DEAD TO RIGHTS! HE COULD VERY WELL FINISH HIM RIGHT HERE, AND RIGHT NOW–
Jake Mercer: PJ! PJ! PJ IS STANDING! OH MY GOD! HE’S LATCHING ON TO BRONSON AND BRINGS HIM UP ALONG HIM! WHAT THE–?!
Flannery McCoy: PJ LOOKS HURT, BUT THE ADRENALINE IS HELPING HIM TO PUSH THROUGH IT! HE HAS BRONSON TRAPPED AND UPPED IN THE AIR! EVERYONE IN THE MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE JUST GASPED IN DISBELIEF!
Jake Mercer: NO WAY!!
Stew-O: BRONSON IS STUCK! PJ IS WALKING BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! HE READJUSTS HIS GRIP AND FALLS BACK! ‘PLANET ZEROOOOOOOOOOOO’!!
Jake Mercer: THAT’S WHY HE’S THE GOAT!!!!!!!!!!! THE GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! THE INTERWIRE CHAMP JUST DID THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flannery McCoy: BRIDGING PACKAGE POWERBOMB HAS BRONSON DOWN! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN ON THE MAT! UNMISTAKEABLE!
Stew-O: KICKOUT! BRONSON JUST KICKED OUT! HOW ON EARTH DID HE DO IT?!
(The cameras cut to showing the fans and their range of reactions, from jumping up and down and losing their minds, to some looking on in shock. The view then cuts back to the middle of the ring where Bronson Daniels and PJ Hendrx are laid out. Bronson is staring up at the ceiling. PJ is checking out his throat in lieu of being caught in a nasty submission move.)
(Eventually, everyone goes nuts with cheers and applause.)
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS AWESOME!
Crowd: E-A-DUB! E-A-DUB! E-A-DUB!
Stew-O: What a fight! Both men aren’t willing to give up! However, they’ve been able to dish out a lot onto each other! Sooner or later, something’s got to give! Someone is going to be the first to give in to the pain and lose tonight!
Jake Mercer: I’m on the edge of my seat! God, this isn’t good for my heart! PJ, do NOT let this man win! END HIM!!
Flannery McCoy: He just never stops, does he?
Stew-O: Unfortunately, no, he does not.
Jake Mercer: Oh, shut up!
Flannery McCoy: At any rate, both Elitists are hurting now. However, PJ seems to be the first one to make it back to his feet! He’s still favoring his throat, but he’s up! And now, he looks to take Bronson along and end things here!
Stew-O: But Bronson is starting to fight back! He’s striking with punches to the gut! PJ quickly ends things with a knee followed up with a european uppercut!
Jake Mercer: PJ’s the one in control! He’s able to snuff out that fire of Bronson before it finds life and throws him into the corner. Still, Bronson is just too stubborn for his own good! He’s trying to get some MORE shots back in!
Flannery McCoy: I think Bronson is the weaker of the two, and with his hand, he isn’t able to attack with the same force as usual! PJ gets him up on the top rope and climbs up! They’re both hitting each other with everything that they got!
Stew-O: Neither man wants to go down! Neither of them wants to give the other an inch! They’re duking it out, and at this point, both of them just might–
(All of a sudden, the fans start to boo.)
Flannery McCoy: WAIT, HE’S HERE! HE JUST CAME FROM THE CROWD!
Jake Mercer: JAY JERRY JOHNSON?! WHY?!
Stew-O: BUT NEITHER BRONSON OR PJ REALIZES! THEY’RE JUST SO CONSUMED WITH WINNING THIS MATCH THAT THEY DON’T NOTICE THE SWITCH IN REACTION FROM THE CROWD! BRONSON AND PJ CONTINUE TO TEE OFF ON ONE ANOTHER!
Jake Mercer: AND PJ DECKS HIM WITH A HARD RIGHT, STUNNING BRONSON! THIS IS IT! HE CAN GO FOR THE ‘FINAL FLASH’–
Flannery McCoy: Oh, but Bronson just dropped from the turnbuckle! He’s favoring where PJ hits him! Whether deliberate or not, he thwarted PJ’s attempt to hit his finisher!
Stew-O: AND JAY IS ON THE APRON! HE’S ON THE APRON, DISTRACTING PJ! THE REFEREE IS TELLING HIM TO BACK OFF! JAY POINTS AND YELLS AT HENDRX–
Jake Mercer: AND GETS A BOOT TO THE FACE FOR HIS TROUBLES! HAHAHA! YES!! STUPID JAY, YOU SHOULD’VE STAYED IN THE BACK! HE WASN’T ABLE TO CATCH PJ OFF GUARD!
Flannery McCoy: AND THE FANS ARE CHEERING AS JAY FALLS TO THE OUTSIDE! I DON’T THINK HE’LL BE BOTHERING HIM AGAIN–
Stew-O: ‘CHROME HEART TAGS’!!!! THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE CATCHES PJ! OH, EVEN IF IT WAS JUST FOR A SECOND, PJ TOOK HIS EYES OFF BRONSON AND GOT HIT BY THE KICK!
Jake Mercer: NOOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT LIKE THIS!!
Flannery McCoy: PJ FALLS DOWN! HE COMES TO HIS KNEES, BUT BRONSON IS BEHIND! ‘MICKEY, I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF’!! HE IS OUT!
Stew-O: BRONSON COVERS AS FAST AS HE CAN!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Jake Mercer: FRAUD! CHEATER! THIEF! I HATE YOU, BRONSON DANIELS! I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!
(‘Runnin’ hits. Bronson rolls onto his back out of pure exhaustion. The referee has to assist him back up to his feet. He raises his arm as Bronson nods his head, realizing he got the job done. The fans cheer, though there are restless murmurs as Jay Jerry Johnson got involved.)
Stephie Love: Here is your winner…. BRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOONSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS!!
Jake Mercer: I WANT HIM AND JAY GONE! GET THOSE TWO OUT OF THIS PROMOTION! THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME JAY HAS COSTED SOMEONE A MATCH, AND BRONSON DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE CALLED AN ELITIST!
Flannery McCoy: Okay, whoa now, relax! It does suck that Jay was out here, but at the same time, PJ DID thwart him before he did anything serious! It was just bad luck! Bronson was just able to see PJ was still on the turnbuckle and used his exper–
Jake Mercer: NO! HE AND JAY HAVE TO BE IN KAHOOTS! THEY BANDED TOGETHER IN ORDER TO COST PJ THIS MATCH! WE NEED A REMATCH! HAVE THEIR CAREERS ON THE LINE AND MAKE THE ENTIRE DYNASTY ROSTER RUIN TH–
Stew-O: Jake, take a deep breath.
Jake Mercer: I… I… I cannot STAND these two, but least of all Bronson! Now he gets to walk around all full of himself!
Flannery McCoy: Still, you have to remember that neither men realized Jay was there, least of all Bronson. He was down by the time PJ saw him and kicked him off the apron! Bronson likely just saw PJ on the turnbuckle and not Jay!
Stew-O: This does not look good. I’m sure a lot of people will give Bronson the benefit of the doubt, but there may be some people who may remain unconvnced, like Jake here. Regardless, Bronson Daniels was able to fight through his injury, persist, scout out PJ, and attacked when necessary. He gets to walk out tonight as the winner of this main event – and with another win underneath his belt. The road to gold is steadily becoming clearer for him.
(The cameras pick up on Jay on the ground, on his knees and favoring his jaw. However, a huge grin is stretched across his face. Bronson takes his leave and exits through the curtains on stage. Jay gets up and leaves through the crowd, much to the ire of the fans around him. In the ring, PJ comes to. Realizing what transpired, an annoyed expression is seen on his fast. He slams his fist into the ring. Hearing the boos, he turns his head and sees the source standing right at the steps at the higher tier of the seats. PJ eyes Jay, and Jay eyes PJ.)
(Jay gives a shrug and a last patronizing smile as he departs. The cameras pick up on the scornful look of PJ Hendrx. His gaze intensifies, still fixated on the man who once stood within the same spot he’s looking at. PJ may not have been able to get a win over Bronson, but it isn’t the end of the road.)
(Jay is going to have a lot to answer for. That much is certain.)
(The broadcast ends as Friday Night Dynasty fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)