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Empire 1/10/2019

(EAW Intro Plays)

(A recap of last week’s episode of Empire plays, focusing on the Main Event between the Crowe’s Nest and the Queen’s Court, ending with the Crowe’s Nest standing tall in victory. The scene then transitions to a camera panning across the jam packed Olympic Stadium, showcasing signs in the crowd like ‘Putin Hates The Crowe’s Nest’ ‘Walking Weapon, RELOAD ME’, ‘GAME OVER, CLARA!’ and ‘I STAN GLEO’. As the camera continues to pan ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by the Rolling Stones plays as the crowd erupts in a somewhat mixed reaction.)

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe it! The second greatest man in Russia, behind Vladimir Putin, of course, is coming out!

SG1: I…honestly don’t even know where to begin with that…but Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Thursday Night Empire, I’m SG1 and unfortunately I am accompanied by Gavin Kirkland…

Gavin Kirkland: You bet your sweet tits you are! Someone has to bring some sensibility to this broadcast, this woman is unstable, at Road to Redemption this woman struck me! Can you imagine?

SG1: Oh, I imagine it every time you open your mouth…Anyway, Stephon is in the ring, let’s get this out of the way….

(Stephon waits as his music fades before starting to speak.)

Stephon Hunte: Hello Mother Russia! I’d like to welcome you all to what is set to be a momentous night here on Empire! Kassidy Heart will be facing Cleopatra in a match for the Vixen’s World Championship! What this means is that as of tonight, the Vixen’s title will have been defended as many times as the Unified Women’s title on Empire this season! The number of defenses isn’t the only way which Fox considers the Vixen’s Title equal to the Unified Women’s title, though. See, for Fox the Vixen’s title represents money. People don’t tune in for ‘workrate darlings’, and that certainly wasn’t what Fox paid two billion, and again that is with a ‘B’ dollars for the tv rights to Empire for. We paid for sex, we paid for violence, and we paid for ratings, and that is exactly what the Vixens title represents. I’m working on a deal know that will make Fox’s intentions fully come to realization, but until I come in to save it, Empire will continue to flounder.

SG1: What is he talking about ‘Continue to flounder?’ Empire is the hottest brand in EAW right now!

Gavin Kirkland: Sure, ever since Stephon and I showed up the whole show has been on an upturn! We’re the saviors of Empire!

Stephon Hunte: Bear with us for the rest of the show, and just know, regardless of how seem now, there is light at the end of the tunnel, salvation is coming!

(Stephon hands the mic to Cori Simmons and exits the ring as she enters to call the first match.)

(“Born to Die” by Sidewalks and Skeletons begins to play throughout the arena, the fans beginning to boo as Chelsea Crowe appears on stage. She poses for a moment, looking around at the fans in attendance with a smirk before she extends her hand and turns to the curtain, showing off Jael as she joins her on stage.)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is a singles match scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Jael, from Auckland, New Zealand, she is The Corporate Cunt, CHEEELLLSSSSSEEEEEEAAAAAAA CCCCRRRRRROOOOOOOOOWWWWWWE!

Gavin Kirkland: Woohoo! Another blonde! And a that redhead who pinned Maddie last week! Hot.

SG1: That’s right, Jael is here tonight, although not in action, she will be joining us on commentary for this matchup in support of her longtime friend, Chelsea Crowe, as she takes on the challenge that is Tyler Wolfe!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, please. Don’t you see the way they look at each other?! Those two are more than just gal-pals, SG.

SG1: Must you be so goddamn crude all the time? Like, seriously, could you at least try to filter yourself?

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, so I’m the bad guy? I thought it was okay to be nice to the gays and lezzies. It’s 2019, SG. Get with the times. But anyway, yes, these two lovely ladies along with Raven Roberts made for an impressive – and exciting – main event last week where they defeated The Queen’s Court, turning a new page for Empire!

(We hear the microphone shuffle as Jael gets her headset on comfortably and has a seat next to SG and Gavin.)

SG1: Welcome, Jael! Thank you for joining us tonight!

Jael: Thanks for having me, I guess. Much better than hanging out backstage in front of a monitor – I’d rather see this gorgeous specimen wrestle up close. I’m in for a treat!

(“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies starts up and Tyler Wolfe comes from behind the curtain, receiving a mixed reaction from the fans in attendance.)

Cori Simmons: And her opponent…from Sydney, Australia, she is The Walking Weapon…TYYYYYYLLLLLLLEEERRRRRRRR WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLFFFFFFFFFFE!

(Tyler Wolfe power walks down the ramp and circles the ring until she is in front of the announce table. She stares directly at Jael before hopping onto the apron, pointing and talking smack as she also peaks over her shoulder in case Chelsea decides to go for a sneak attack.)

Jael: You guys just let anyone compete, do you?

Gavin Kirkland: Pretty much. Bonus points if you’re white, edgy, and blonde.

SG1: There’s so much more to Tyler than that, Gavin. How could you forget about the sincere passion and love for wrestling that Tyler Wolfe has? It’s what made her an incredible Specialists Champion – all within her first year in EAW!

Jael: (She yawns dramatically) I cared more about the Chelsea’s farts than I do Tyler Wolfe and her title reign. We all know who the greatest Specialists Champion of all time really is – and we’re looking right at her!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Here we go, girls! Tyler Wolfe, the beautiful blonde – although unnatural, but, hey, I’m not picky – goes straight after Chelsea Crowe! Shoulder and elbow tie up initiated by Tyler Wolfe who seems to be overpowering the not-so-beautiful blonde Chelsea in this one! Tyler Wolfe taking control – backing Chelsea right up into the turnbuckle corner! The referee quickly stepping in between these two, to break it up. Tyler steps backwards, careful to avoid the chance of a DQ here – AND CHELSEA REACHES OVER THE REF’S SHOULDERS, WITH A HARD SLAP TO THE FACE OF TYLER WOLFE! You can see the anger in Tyler’s eyes – and I kind of like it!

SG1: Chelsea Crowe laughing right in the face of Tyler and the referee steps in-between the two again! Chelsea getting comfortable in the turnbuckle corner, now, leaning her arms against the ropes.

Jael: Mmm. God, look at her. She hasn’t even broken a sweat, and she’s in complete control! But then again, what else could I possibly expect from Chelsea?

SG1: I wouldn’t speak so soon, Jael, Tyler Wolfe’s not a woman you want to piss off –

Jael: (She snickers) Whatever you say, SG.

Gavin Kirkland: The referee finally moves away from Tyler – and Chelsea, suddenly pushes off the turnbuckle and runs straight after Tyler – SPEA – NO! TYLER ROLLS OUT OF DODGE! Chelsea collects herself turns around – AND GETS A FULL SERVING OF TYLER WOLFE! LOU THESZ PRESS ONTO CHELSEA CROWE! Man, I wish a woman would mount me like that – hell, I almost wish I were Tyler instead –

Jael: Watch it, Gavin. You couldn’t handle a woman like Chelsea and you know it. It takes a lot to know how to please a woman of her caliber.

Gavin Kirkland: Wait – so it’s true, you are more than friends?! Wanna share? Nevermind, we’ll talk later. But, I’ll tell you what, I could do without those hard shots to the skull! Tyler, you better slow down – I need to get a good look at how Chelsea responds to this kind of abuse! Or…maybe Jael, you could tell me, couldn’t you?

SG1: Enough! She’s risking disqualification here! Tyler looks like a woman possessed, and I’m not so sure the Walking Weapon is going to slow up – why hasn’t the referee stepped in here?!

(“Zombie” by The Pretty Reckless picks up throughout the arena, the crowd going nuts in anticipation of the New Breed Champion.)

SG1: OH MY GOD – IS SHE – IT’S RAVEN ROBERTS! RAVEN ROBERTS IS HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! SHE’S ON HER WAY!

Gavin Kirkland: WHERE IS SHE?! OH, MAN, I CAN’T WAIT!

Jael: Watch as Tyler Wolfe cowers in fear! Exactly as she should.

(As the music continues, Tyler jumps off of Chelsea Crowe and turns her attention to the stage as it fills with purple smoke, preparing for the surprise arrival of Raven Roberts to interfere in Chelsea’s match. As the music continues, the crowd reaction dies down and Tyler looks confused, as she begins to turn to the crowd to see if she can spot Raven anywhere. The music dies down and Chelsea is seen sitting up, laughing at a paranoid Tyler.)

Tyler (off-mic): YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY?! THAT THIS IS A FUCKING GAME?!

SG1: Unbelievable –

Jael: Have you ever seen anything like that? I’m stunned, truly. Chelsea Crowe has such a brilliant mind – really, I’m speechless!

SG1: Tyler charges straight after Chelsea, who meets Tyler with a boot to the face from the ground! Tyler stutters backwards, and Chelsea hops right up from the mat – she sets Tyler up – OOH! NECKBREAKER LEADING STRAIGHT INTO – THE DDT! WHAT A COMBO! AND CHELSEA GOES STRAIGHT FOR THE COVER –

Referee: OOONNEE! TTWWWOOO!

Jael: Fuck! Kickout. C’mon, Chelsea, don’t let her up!

Gavin Kirkland: And she won’t! Chelsea drops to the ground, immediately locking in a grapevine sleeper hold. Chelsea sure is great at following your directions, isn’t she? :whew: I love this. Chelsea’s definitely setting her pace – tell me, is she this thoughtful in bed, too? You know what, don’t tell me. I like the element of surprise. And as she cranks that sleeper hold – god, help me – Chelsea meets the skull of Tyler with a few good basement knee strikes! Oh! And she’s trash talking, too, right into Tyler’s ear! I can’t make any of it out – I hope she talks this dirty when the lights are off.

SG1: Chelsea doing exactly what she does best here, and Tyler Wolfe really looks like she’s fading here! It’s not very often that we see Tyler this way, she almost doesn’t know what to do here – but there she goes, not giving up just yet! A few hard elbows to the head of Chelsea Crowe as Tyler tries to break free! Chelsea with no choice to release the hold now, Tyler still on the ground – Chelsea leans over to try and pick her up off the ground – but Tyler gets a knee up, straight to the nose of Chelsea Crowe! She backs away for a moment, and

Jael: Oh my god, oh my god! Not the nose, bae! Do you have any idea how much that nose is worth?! Can someone get in there and check on her? :lupe:

SG1: Something tells me she’ll be okay…

Gavin Kirkland: Tyler really seems shaken up here, folks. As Chelsea shakes that knee off, Tyler keeps looking around the ring – not letting her guard down in case of any interference! I gotta say, I admire Chelsea for the type of move she made tonight with that Raven Roberts’ play. She’s really keeping Tyler on her toes.

Jael: (She chuckles) What? Did she expect Chelsea not to know any better? To be as silly as to get herself disqualified for interfering? Don’t insult her that way. Chelsea knew exactly what she was doing – she only wanted to let Tyler think she had it all figured out! And she fell right for it!

Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea let her guard down for a moment, but she turns her attention right back around to Tyler Wolfe who’s back up to her feet, leaning onto the ropes, and still peaking out into the crowd for any signs of Raven Roberts! She’s met with a hard forearm from Chelsea Crowe, who then immediately irish whips Tyler into the corner! Chelsea slowly walking up to her – Tyler tries to get her with a thrust kick to the midsection – but Chelsea catches Tyler’s boot – she sets Tyler up, using the ropes for assistance – NECKBREAKER FROM CHELSEA CROWE!

Jael: Wow, I’m surprised you knew that move, Gavin. Hell, I’m surprised you even know enough about women’s wrestling to call a Chelsea Crowe match.

SG1: This isn’t good for Tyler. Chelsea pulls her up by the hair, possibly looking for a suplex here – wait, no! Tyler breaks out of it – TYLER SCOOPS CHELSEA UP! THE NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! TYLER GETS IT! Out of nowhere! I didn’t think she had it in her after that neckbreaker! And she crawls over to Chelsea Crowe for the cover –

REFEREE! OOONNEE! TWWOOO!

Jael: WAIT! STOP IT! CHELSEA HAS HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!

REFEREE: THREEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: But the referee doesn’t see it!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“I Smell a Massacre” begins to play throughout the arena as Tyler he her hand raised in victory.)

Cori Simmons: Here is your winner, by pinfall, TYYYLLLEERRRR WWWOOOOOLLLLLFFEE!

SG1: Wow, what an upset. Sure wish we could have gotten to see more of that one, but nevertheless, Tyler Wolfe walked away with the victory –

Jael: In typical EAW fashion, of course. I don’t believe it. (She rips her headset off and throws it down onto the desk, static filling the audio feed as we see Jael stand up and approach the steel steps.)

(Tyler quickly rolls between the middle rope and exits the ring, keeping her head up high as she briskly walks up the ramp and heads backstage.)

(“I Smell A Massacre” dies down as Jael enters the ring from the apron. Chelsea stands with her hands on her hips, back turned to Jael.)

Gavin Kirkland: Very sweet of Jael to rush in and check on her buddy, no?

(Jael taps Chelsea on the shoulder, and she turns around. Jael smirks and pulls back a strand of Chelsea’s hair, gently grabbing her chin and pulling her in for a kiss. Chelsea falls into the kiss, wrapping her arms around Jael’s neck.)

Gavin Kirkland: :damn:

SG1: :damn:

(“Born to Die” kicks up once again, Jael and Chelsea pulling away from each other’s lips and into a hug, smiling wide as the crowd cheers.)

SG1: Well, that was certainly somewhat unexpected. But good for them!

Gavin Kirkland: (Sniffs) Love is so pure. So beautiful. I –

SG1: You’re incredibly turned on right now, aren’t you?

Gavin Kirkland: You know me so well, SG. I really think we’re becoming great friends!

(Backstage Clara Lovelace watches Tyler Wolfe celebrate pinning Chelsea Crowe. As she shakes her head in frustration Consuela Rose Ava walks up behind her.)

Consuela Ava: What’s the matter, Clara? Can’t stand to see others getting what should be yours? Are you still upset that Tyler messed up your cashin at Road to Redemption *She waits a beat as Clara looks at her but doesn’t say anything.* Well?! Say something, dammit, or are you just going to keep being useless like last week? You know we could have a title shot right now, had you just paid attention?

(Clara reacts almost as if she’d been slapped at Consuela’s words, but couldn’t deny that last week she hadn’t been on top of her game. She shakes her head in anger.)

Clara Lovelace: What do you want me to say, Consuela? I messed up? Sure, I’ll admit it, there! I messed up,cost us a title opportunity, and afterwards Tyler beat me up so bad I wasn’t cleared to wrestle this week! She just keeps taking from me!

(Consuela sneers at her protege)

Consuela Ava: You took her title, did you really think she was going to let that slide? Clara, come on, I’ve tried to get through to you…Cam has tried to get through to you, and it just seems like it’s not working. To be honest with you, I don’t know if it ever will…

(Consuela sighs and shakes her head as she turns to go. A worried look comes over Clara’s face.)

Clara Lovelace: Wait, Consuela, where are you going? We gotta come up with a game plan for this! I need your help!

(Consuela stops and barks a short, harsh laugh.)

Consuela Ava: ‘Game’ plan, Clara? You want help, fine, here is the last bit I can give you…the ‘Game’ is over. You gotta face Tyler on your own. I won’t be here to help, I’m taking some time off, I’ve not had a vacation in forever. Good bye, Clara, I know you will do your best, but against Tyler you may also wanna try some of your worst…

(Consuela walks off scene as Clara watches on confused.)

Clara Lovelace: OH MAN, COME ON, CONSUELA, YOU KNOW I HATE RIDDLES! …CONSUELA, WAIT!

(Clara rushes after her mentor as the camera fades out)

(Commercial for Halo Top Ice Cream, featuring sponsored athlete Astraea Jordan.)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!

(‘Raise Hell’ by Dorothy erupts through the arena as Daisy Thrash emerges from the back to loud cheers. She pops the collar of her pin button-studded leather jacket as she stands at the top of the ramp, before marching down to the ring.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Seattle, Washington, weighing in at 115 lbs….’The Razorblade Snowflake’…..DAISYYYYYYY THRASSSHHHHH!

SG1: Tonight is a big night for the Pride, and here we have the leader of the group to kick things off for them! If Daisy can get a win here, she could be setting a positive example for her team to follow later on in this show!

Gavin Kirkland: And I have to add, Daisy is looking PARTICULARLY SEXY tonight!

SG1: Determined, Gavin…she’s looking particularly DETERMINED tonight.

Gavin: AND sexy! She must have done something new with her hair, SG! You should take notes!

SG1: …

(‘Raise Hell’ begins to fade as Daisy settles in her corner of the ring. ‘Control’ by Halsey hits the speakers as Spriggan enters the stage.)

Cori Simmons: And introducing her opponent…from Bronx, New York, weighing in at 110 lbs…’The Demon Fairy’…..SPRIGGANNNN!

SG1: Here we have the newest Empire Elitist, and what a challenge she has for her second match here! Daisy Thrash isn’t someone to turn your nose up at, and Spriggan already has a significant physical disadvantage, standing at 4′ 8” against the powerful Thrash!

Gavin: And she wears a mask – I don’t trust Asians that wear masks.

SG1: Um.

Gavin: It could be one of those mail order bride deals, you know you order this hot young Japanese woman and when she arrives, you take off the veil and it’s this f–

(DING DING DING!)

SG1: And there’s the bell, this match is underway! Daisy and Spriggan meet in the centre of the ring for a collar-and-elbow tie-up, Daisy gaining control quickly over her smaller opponent! Daisy pulls her in close and slams Spriggan into the mat with a hip toss! Spriggan scrambling away from Daisy swiftly and getting to her feet…Spriggan going for an axe kick! But Daisy grabs the leg and plants Spriggan down with A DRAGON SCREW LEGWHIP!

Gavin: DAISY IS TOPPING SPRIGGAN RIGHT NOW!

SG1: EXCUSE ME???

Gavin: Well she is, SG! Daisy with a hold on that leg and mounting Spriggan, raining down on her with punches and forearms! Daisy is staying in control here in the opening of this match!

SG1: Spriggan can’t do much to defend herself against Daisy’s strikes, and the referee is now getting involved to separate the two! Referee Jesse Carlton checking on Spriggan as Daisy creates distance between them, the crowd clearly on the Pride leader’s side! Daisy looking as if she hasn’t broken a sweat, meanwhile Spriggan seems to have been rattled by those repeated strikes to the head!

Gavin: She’s looking like me on a Saturday night as she struggles to her feet here! Daisy looking calculated as she approaches Spriggan, and Spriggan stumbling back a bit towards the corner, trying to create space – backing away is the last thing you want to do in a match, I guess she’s yellow in more ways than one!

SG1: …did you just–

Gavin: DAISY CHARGING AT SPRIGGAN! RUNNING SHOULDER THRUST TO THE CORNERED SPRIGGAN, Daisy just SLAMMING her into the turnbuckle! Spriggan is limp in the corner and falls to the mat, and Daisy now STOMPING AWAY AT HER LIFELESS BODY! She’s showing absolutely no mercy here, this is so VICIOUS, so RUTHLESS, so HOT!

SG1: At least you’re appreciating the talent…

Gavin: I’m appreciating Daisy’s thighs in those denim shorts!

SG1: WELL, MOVING ON, Daisy picking up Spriggan from out of the corner, practically dragging her up and…SNAP SUPLEX! She slammed Spriggan down in the centre of the ring, and Spriggan barely moving now! Referee moving in to check on Spriggan once more as she struggles to even get to her knees, trying to pull herself up…Daisy watching intently, and she isn’t waiting for the referee to finish her assessment of Spriggan! Daisy grabbing Spriggan by the head and…SINGLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! ‘THIS KNEE SMASHES FASCISTS’!

Gavin: AND APPARENTLY UGLY ASIANS TOO!

SG1: Gavin…

Gavin: Hey, maybe that facebreaker did Spriggan’s face some good – she might not need a mask any more, because Daisy just gave her a free nosejob! Look at the blood spilling from beneath Spriggan’s mask!

SG1: Daisy’s repeated targeting of Spriggan’s head has caused some significant damage here in this match! Referee Jesse Carlton using a towel to wipe away some of the blood coming from Spriggan’s nose, but the damage has been done! Spriggan saying she can continue – I DON’T THINK THAT’S WISE!

Gavin: Stupid and ugly, who would’ve thought!

SG1: The fans chanting for Daisy now, they’re ready to see her end this! Spriggan climbing to her feet, using the ropes to assist her in standing up, and Daisy just watching her. The leader of the Pride can smell blood! Spriggan using her last bit of energy to run towards Daisy, that unpredictable nature showing as she leaps at Daisy…BUT DAISY WITH A SPINNING WHEEL KICK! SHE JUST KNOCKED SPRIGGAN OUT IN MID-AIR! SPRIGGAN JUST FALLING TO THE CANVAS IN A CRUMPLED HEAP!

Gavin: Daisy kicked her with so much impact she sent blood flying out of her nose! That was so sick and…IT EVEN GOT ON MY DAMN SUIT! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THIS JACKET COST, SG???

SG1: No and I don’t care, Gavin – DAISY’S GOING FOR THE PIN ON THE UNCONSCIOUS SPRIGGAN!

Referee: ONEEEEEE….TWOOOOOO….THREEEEEE!!!!

(DING DING DING!)

(Daisy gets to her feet and stands tall over Spriggan, barely a sweat broken and a smirk on her face as the fans chant her name in unison. The referee checks on the motionless Spriggan, blood pouring from her nose.)

Cori Simmons: Here is your winner…..DAISYYYYY THRASSSHHHH!

SG1: What a dominant display from Daisy Thrash here tonight! She just proved her point to Spriggan: Empire is a grinder that separates the wheat from the chaff! And she certainly just put Spriggan through it in her first EAW match!

Gavin: I hope she puts me through it soon, a little bit of bump and grind I mean!

(Silence on commentary as SG1 contemplates her life choices up to this point.)

SG1: Anyway, an excellent showing from Daisy here – that’s bound to fill the Pride up with confidence as we continue with the show!

(Daisy exits the ring and walks up the ramp as a medical team comes down to check on Spriggan.)

(A short commercial plays for this week’s Voltage, featuring an EAW World Title bout between Noah Reigner and champion Rex McAllister)

(‘Roll with Me’ by Charli XCX hits as the Specialists Champion Andrea Valentine walks down the ramp, dressed in street clothes, with the Specialists title around her waist. She high fives a few fans, but has a determined look on her face.)

SG1: Andrea Valentine looks to be ready for a fight here tonight after being ambushed by Serena Bennett last week! Bennett is one of Empire’s hottest prospects and she has made it known that wants the Specialists title!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, yay, it’s time for wrestletime Barbie and the flattest chest in Compton. This ought to be riveting!

(Andrea rolls into the ring and unclasps the Specialists title, setting it in the corner of the ring. She takes the offered mic and turns to the entry ramp.)

Andrea Valentine: Alright, bitch, I’m ready for you this time! So, where are you? *Andrea takes a quick look around the audience.* Are you going to ambush me from the crowd? COME ON SERENA, DON’T BE SCARED! I’M JUST AN IDIOT BARBIE, RIGHT? That’s what everyone thought going into Road to Redemption! I heard it over and over again, ‘Oh, Andrea is just a nice girl in over her head…’ Bitch, how nice was it when I choked your ass out and won the belt?

(Andrea is cut off by ‘Surfin feat Pharrell Williams’ by Kid Cudi plays and Serena Bennett walks out onto the stage, dragging a length of chain behind her. Andrea drops the mic and slides out of the ring.)

SG1: Andrea not waiting to hear what Serena has to say here, she’s rushing her assailant! Serena swings that chain at Valentine, but Andrea ducks under it and tackles Bennett! Valentine is raining blows down on Bennett! BLOW ACROSS THE FACE WITH THE CHAIN! Andrea is busted open! Serena rolls away from Andrea, who is trying to gather her bearings…wait, what is she doing?

(Serena seems to notice the Specialists title and heads towards it.)

Gavin Kirkland: Of course Serena is going to take the Specialists title! What else would she do?

SG1: I don’t like the implication you’re making there, but it does seem as if Serena has some plans for the title…LOOK OUT! Andrea attacks from behind! The two are just brawling now, back and forth, and Andrea is bleeding heavily from the cut that Serena opened on her face!

(Security comes running down the ramp, separating the two Elitists.)

SG1: Finally we got some order back, these two are going to tear each other apart! Ladies and gentlemen, bear with us while we get things back under control, we’re going to cut to commercial and be right back!

(Piledriver Commercial featuring the newest Sponsored Athlete, Santana Matthews)

Corie Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!….

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Rise’ by Divyded begins as Gisele O’Dare makes her way out from beyond the curtains for the first time. There is a mixed reaction for the Hollywood looking starlet as she stops short of the entrance ramp for a moment sticking her hands upon her hips with her dark Bvlgari sunglasses hiding her eyes. She holds open her arms in a pose as she spins around once before making her way down the ramp finally.)

Corie Simmons: Introducing first, she hails from Denver, Colorado….she weighs in at ONE HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS!!…She’s ‘THE NEWBORN HOPE’!!!….GISEEELLLLLEEEE OOOOOO’DAAAARRRRREEEEE!!!

Gavin: YESSSSS!!! MISS HOTTY WIT DA BODY!! She picked up a HUGE win last week, and she’s primed to do it again! She showed last week she has all the tools!! I’m placing all my money on this lass ALL DAY!!!

SG1: I wouldn’t get too carried away just yet, Gavin! Gisele O’Dare has certainly made quite the impression so far. She got into a little mix up last week with Santana Matthews that was perhaps about to get ugly when…..

(‘Walk’ by Pantera plays through the P.A. System and fills the Olympic Stadium crowd with sea of cheers as Remi Skyfire makes her way out from beyond the curtains. The intensity worn upon her face is unmistakable as her focus is completely on the ring at the top of the entrance ramp.)

Corie Simmons: And introducing her opponent, from Somerset, Kentucky…she weighs in at ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS!!…She’s ‘THE PUNISHER’….REEEEMMMMMIIIII SKYYYYFIRRREEEE!!!!

Gavin: When this dyke decided to get in the way of Gisele laying a pounding on a little girl deserving of the beating she had coming for ruining pure perfection with that coffee incident! I wouldn’t have even hesitated to drop Santana Matthews! Gisele let her off easy in my opinion!

SG1: Yeah, whatever that’s worth! Remi Skyfire making her return after finally getting cleared to wrestle last week! After the devastating injuries she’d suffered at Bloodletter, some questioned whether she’d ever be able to come back! But this runs through her veins, Gavin! If someone like Raven Roberts couldn’t put her away there’s probably nobody that can! In MY opinion, Gavin, your Gisele has her work cut out for her…..OH MY!!

(Remi Skyfire is shown charging with a full head of steam toward the ring. Gisele O’Dare has no idea what awaits her as Remi slides into the ring, and just as Gisele turns she’s taken completely by surprise as Remi Skyfire swoops Gisele’s feet out from under her and Remi immediately assumes control as she begins laying hard rights into the top of the head of Gisele O’Dare who’s unable to properly cover up.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin: Wow, I guess this makes this Fire in the Sky chick look so big and bad, huh? Just attack before the bell ILLEGALLY and lead an all out assault on….POOR GISELE!! THIS IS SO HEINOUS RIGHT NOW!! WHAT THE HELL!! REMI HAS BUSTED OPEN GISELE WITH THOSE MASSIVE BLOWS TO THE READ REPETITIVELY!! Gisele O’Dare trying to escape, and finally does holding her head! Remi Fire in the Sky or whatever is actually going to play fair now! The referee admonishes her behavior as Gisele O’Dare recovers in the corner!! Remi sticks her arms up in surrender to the referee indicating that she understands! YEAH RIGHT!!! WHAT A SHAM!! NOW REMI COMES AT O’DARE AGAIN!! BUT GISELE GETS THE BOOT UP WHICH CONNECTS WITH BRIDGE OF THE NOSE OF REMI!! YESSS!!!! THAT SO CALLED BAD ASS HOLDING HER NOSE!!! NOT SO TOUGH NOW ARE YA!!?? AND A BULLDOG BY GISELE!! NOOOOO!!! REMI TELEGRAPHED IT PERFECTLY AND SENDS GISELE O’DARE TO THE ROPES INSTEAD!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD OF GISELE O’DARE BY REMI SKYFIRE!! CRAP!!! DISCUS PUNCH TO THE FACE TO FOLLOW UP!! DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX NOW BY REMI!!! GISELE O’DARE COMPLETELY UNAWARE WHAT HIT HER!!! SHE’S SEEING STARS!!! DAMN! I’M PULLING ALL MY MONEY BACK ON THIS ONE SG!! THIS BET DOESN’T COUNT!!

SG1: Figures with you, Gavin!! I never lost faith that you would! I tried to tell you about Remi, but you just didn’t wanna listen. Now vicious knees to the head by Remi Skyfire! She’s continuing to throws those knees straight to the head! She’s been in control from the start after as Gavin said beginning her all out onslaught on the head of Gisele which was amazingly enough to bust her open! The impact behind those blows can’t be denied! This woman has had so much pent up anger to unleash she just couldn’t wait to get it all out no matter who the first person managed to be! But given the things that Gisele said to and about Remi this week and Santana? And Remi’s past life? Now Remi Skyfire making her pay! AND RUNNING BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE HEAD OF GISELE O’DARE!!! REMI BACK UP AND SHE YANKS O’DARE UP BY THE HAIR!! GISELE BEGGING, PLEADING FOR MERCY HERE!! HEADBUTT BY REMI SKYFIRE! GISELE HOLDS HER HEAD!! NOW A BACK ELBOW!! BOLO PUNCH THAT SENDS GISELE DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! REMI LOOKS OUT AT THE CROWD WITH A MEAN MENACING LOOK ON HER FACE AS THE CAPACITY IS EATING IT UP!!

Gavin: OH, I’ll just bet they are! This sweet lovely lady Gisele gets coffee spilled on her and then gets threatened by this psycho in the ring, and now she’s getting her shit wrecked by the same woman! Remi Skyfire is clearly jealous of Gisele O’Dare! Running Powerslam! Running rolling Senton! Gisele O’Dare is damn near out of the game here! All that beautiful blonde hair stained red, ugh! And a thumb to the eye by Gisele O’Dare to Remind Skyfire! Remi is smarting after that one! Gisele slowly back to her feet holding her midsection grabs Remi whips her to the ropes but THESZ PRESS coming back by Remi Skyfire and the crowd loves it! REMI DRAGS GISELE O’DARE UP BY HER HAIR AND WHIPS HER TO THE CORNER!! THIS WOMAN’S NUTS! SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN GIVEN CLEARANCE TO WRESTLE!!! MUDHOLE STOMPS IN THE CORNER BY REMI SKYFIRE!! WILL THESE IDIOTS BEHAVE THEMSELVES!!?? THEY CAN’T POSSIBLY ENJOY SEEING OUR DEAR GISELE LOOKING LIKE SHE’S BEEN THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER OR THEY’RE NOT AS SANE AS WE THOUGHT!

SG1: RELAX WILL YA, GAVIN!!?? NOW REMI HYPING THIS CROWD UP SHOWING A GREAT DEAL OF EMOTION!! GISELE O’DARE OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A WILD CLOTHESLINE THAT MISSES EVERYTHING AS REMI SKYFIRE DUCKED IT!! PSYCHO CRUSHER!!! THE GTS!! GISELE O’DARE IS OUT!!! REMI SKYFIRE GRITS HER TEETH AS SHE SHOOTS THE HALF!

Referee: ONE!!!!……TWO!!!!…….THREE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Walk’ by Pantera starts up again as Remi Skyfire spins and rises to one knee as she looks back and admires her handy work.)

Corie Simmons: Here is your winner BY PINFALL……REMMMMMIIIIIII SKYYYYFIIIIIRRRREEEE!!!!

Gavin: Puuuuhhhhh!!! Big deal, Remi psycho bitch is back! She just got lucky Gisele had too much blood in her eyes!! Clearly she couldn’t see even her own reflection with that mess of a face!

SG: REMI IS BACK!! AND SHE’S GOT A WHOLE NEW ATTITUDE, AND GISELE O’DARE WAS THE FIRST VICTIM!! NOW IT BECOMES A MATTER OF….WHO’S NEXT!!!

(Remi Skyfire is shown backpedaling up the ramp holding her arms up in victory as the capacity crowd at Olympic Stadium roar their approval.)

(‘Girl Gang’ by Leikeli47 plays as Kendra Shamez walks out onto the stage followed by Empire Senior Official Jesse Carlton, Nikki Machida, and two other referees.)

SG1: Kendra asked for time this week to publicly address the referee staff after the Unified Women’s title match at Road to Redemption. I’m interested to see what she has in store here tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: Hopefully male refs, who ever heard of women officials anyway?

(‘Girl Gang’ fades out as Kendra looks to the officials standing in the ring.)

Kendra Shamez: As you all know, last week Flannery McCoy stepped down as General Manager of Empire, leaving the running of day to day operations to me. One of the first things I wanted to address was the controversy surrounding what happened at Road to Redemption. Jesse Carlton, you stopped the match due to ‘doctor’s orders’ correct?

(Jesse Carlton nods her head shakily. Kendra nods.)

Kendra Shamez: Right, at least you’re honest about it. The thing is, you waited until Raven had the match well in hand to do this. Flannery later, at rebar point, revealed that this was under orders from Stephon, something I have been able to collaborate from the now fired medical staff.

(Kendra shakes her head and sighs.)

Kendra Shamez: Jesse, if you were that hard up for money I woulda gave you a raise. As it stands, though, I would like to introduce you to someone…

(Kendra gestures to the entrance where several new women wearing referee shirts walk out. Jesse and Nikki look on with confusion as a woman wearing an Empire baseball cap walks forward and stands in front of the others.)

Kendra Shamez: Meet Nicole Davis, and the new officiating staff, starting next week, for Empire. I will not be made a fool of by my own staff, Jesse, and before you go getting any ideas, if you don’t call the rest of tonight right down the middle I will fire you on the spot and all those medical benefits for your poor, sick niece go bye-bye. Now, enough with this, let’s get back to what Empire is really about, in ring action!

(‘Girl Gang’ plays again as Kendra leads the way to the back.)

(Commercial for EAW Pop Vinyls, featuring a limited edition set of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, Sienna and Kassidy are wearing the Empire Tag titles and Tyler is wearing the Specialists title.)

(“Take Back The Power” — The Interrupters plays through the speakers as the crowd reacts positively as Constance Blevins and Santana Matthews stand on top of the ramp. The two women are looking at the positive crowd in Moscow, Russia before making their way down to the ring, tagging the fans’ hands along the way.)

Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, they are the team of Constance Blevins and Santana Matthews, THE PRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDDEEEEE!!

SG1: This is the first time that Santana Matthews and Constance Blevins will be teaming up with one another! This is the newly formed Pride under Daisy Thrash’s regime and I am very optimistic that they may find themselves with championship gold this year, Gavin!

Gavin Kirkland: They are not dethroning the Queen’s Court and especially, my Cleopatra! The Queen’s Court are going to be holding those titles for a pretty long time and these two aren’t going to be the next champions, mark my words!

(“Rainmaker (Orchestral Rock Version)” — Dillion Spears replaces “Take Back The Power” as Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann stand on top of the ramp. The sound of boos fill the arena up as the two women trash talk to the fans on their way to the ring.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing their opponents, they are the team of Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann, FATAL DESSSSTIIIINNNNNYYYYYYY!!

Gavin Kirkland: These two went through a chance in the tag team name, but it seems like they make have settled on the name Fatal Destiny Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann managed to defeat the team of Consuela Rose Ava and Clara Lovelace and it was not until after the match, they learned that they will be the next contenders for the Empire Tag Team Championships!

SG1: I felt like Fatal Destiny got lucky last week! It was all miscommunication form Consuela and Clara, but a victory is a victory! Fatal Destiny will need to win this match to prove that last week was not a fluke because there are not much women in the back that take them seriously! This could be their shot to shut those critics up!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

SG1: The Pride vs. Fatal Destiny! This is an interesting match up, Gavin! Santana Matthews has had her issues with Fatal Destiny. It even reached a point where they locked her inside the crate and it seems like Santana will be starting off for The Pride. Celes Dumont will be starting off the match for Fatal Destiny. The two women launch at each other as Celes manages to push Santana to one of the corners! Celes takes a step back before running and connecting with a clothesline on a cornered Santana, but Santana manages to move out of the way just in time! Celes turns around and is met with a dropkick as she crashes onto that same corner Santana was at a few moments ago! SANTANA RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A FLYING FOREARM THAT CONNECTS ON THE FACE OF CELES! SANTANA IS GETTING THE CROWD HYPED UP AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A MONKEY FLIP ON CELES, WHO GOES CRASHING ONTO A SEATED POSITION! SANTANA GOES FOR A LOW DROPKICK TO CELES’ BACK AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!!

Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont kicks out at one! Santana Matthews has being showing up one of the women, who will be facing Cleopatra and Amber Keys for the Empire Tag Team Championships! Santana gets Celes back to her own feet before delivering a chop to her chest! Santana delivers another chop to Celes’ chest as she backs her to The Pride’s corner! Santana tags in Constance Blevins into the match! THE SICKLY WOMAN ENTERS THE MATCH AS SHE DELIVERS ONE MEAN CHOP TO CELES’ CHEST! CONSTANCE PULLS IN CELES BY HER LEFT ARM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! CONSTANCE DOES THIS REPEATEDLY AND IT SEEMS LIKE CELES TRYING TO GET HERSELF BACK UP TO HER FEET, BUT CONSTANCE FOLLOWS THE SHORT-ARMED CLOTHESLINES WITH A HARSH CALF KICK AS CELES GOES DOWN! THE LOVELY AND BEAUTIFUL KARINA-ANN IS LOOKING AT HER PARTNER WITH CONCERN! WHY MAKE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CONCERNED LIKE THAT? YOU DON’T NEED TO WORRY, KARINA-ANN! CELES WILL SOMEHOW BE USEFUL AND MAKE A TAG TO YOU!

SG1: Gavin, just stop. As for the action in the ring, Constance whips Celes to the corner as Celes is trying to hold onto the corner! Constance goes running towards Celes with a high-knee to the chin of Celes Dumont! Constance gets Celes’ right arm before connecting with a springboard arm drag takedown! It seems like that might have twisted Celes’ arm a little too much! Celes manages to sit herself up on her knees! Constance connects with a vicious knee to Celes’ face! Celes goes down as Constance goes for the cover!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWO—

Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont with a shoulder up! Celes may be the least experienced woman in this match and it’s showing! I don’t know why Karina-Ann would waste her time teaming with this woman? I would not even look at Celes’ way! Constance Blevins rises to her feet first as she gets Celes by her hair! Look at her, SG1! KARINA-ANN IS TRYING TO STEP INSIDE THE ROPES AS JESSE CARLTON SEES THAT HAPPENING AND TRIES TO PREVENT KARINA-ANN FROM GETTING HERSELF INVOLVED IN THIS MATCH! CONSTANCE SEEMS A LITTLE FOCUSED ON THAT ALTERCATION AND WHEN SHE TURNS AROUND, CELES MANAGES TO NAIL CONSTANCE WITH A NASTY SUPERKICK! KARINA-ANN, BEING THE GOOD WOMAN THAT SHE IS, MAKES IT BACK TO HER CORNER AS CELES GETS CONSTANCE BY HER HAIR AND TAGS IN KARINA-ANN IN THE MATCH! CELES HAS CONSTANCE IN POSITION FOR THE CONTRACT KILLER! CELES CONNECTS WITH AN INVERTED DEATH VALLEY PILEDRIVER AND KARINA-ANN FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SPRINGBOARD DIVING KNEE DROP! THE GORGEOUS KARINA-ANN IS THE LEVEL HEADED MEMBER OF HER TAG TEAM! I FEEL THAT SHE IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO KEEP SOMEONE AS WILD AS CELES DUMONT GROUNDED. KARINA-ANN GETS CONSTANCE BLEVINS BACK TO HER FEET AND WHIPS HER TO THE CORNER! CONSTANCE FALLS INTO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE KARINA-ANN RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A SHARP KNEE TO CONSTANCE! KARINA-ANN GETS HER FOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST CONSTANCE’S THROAT AS SHE IS COUGHING AND GASPING HER AIR!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

SG1: KARINA-ANN GETS HER FOOT OFF OF CONSTANCE BLEVINS’ NECK! KARINA-ANN AND JESSE CARLTON ARE HAVING SOME WORDS WITH ONE ANOTHER BEFORE KARINA-ANN ROLLS HER EYES AND CONTINUES TO RESUME INFLICTING AS MUCH PUNISHMENT ON CONSTANCE AS POSSIBLE! KARINA-ANN GETS CONSTANCE BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE TAKES A FEW STEPS BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A CORNER HIGH SPIN KICK! CONSTANCE’S HEAD GOES BACK DUE TO THAT KICK AS SHE BEGINS TO SLIDE DOWN THAT STANDING POSITION! KARINA-ANN GETS CONSTANCE AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE! KARINA-ANN GETS IN FRONT OF CONSTANCE AND CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK AS THAT TAKES CONSTANCE DOWN! Karina-Ann is really getting “The Lioness” down! She is really showcasing what Cleopatra and Amber Keys can expecting in their future title match! Karina-Ann gets Constance Blevins and it seems like Karina-Ann is going for an Indian deathlock, Gavin! Constance may be in some serious trouble at the moment as Karina-Ann has the move applied! Constance is crying out in pain as she is desperately trying to reach for the ropes, but she is having no luck at the moment! Santana Matthews is trying to root for her teammate to hold on and find some way to get out of the hold! CONSTANCE IS TRYING TO UNTANGLE HER LEGS! SHE IS TRYING TO LOOK FOR ANY SORT OF WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS HOLD AS THE CROWD IS CLAPPING FOR HER AND ENCOURAGING FOR HER TO FIGHT ON! CONSTANCE IS TRYING TO SCRATCH AND CLAW! SHE IS CLAWING CLOSER TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! CONSTANCE GRASPS ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! KARINA-ANN NEEDS TO RELEASE THE HOLD!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins is lucky that she managed to get to the ropes! She probably won’t be so lucky the next time! Constance is clutching to that bottom rope as she tries to regain some movement in her legs! Jesse Carlton is trying to check on Constance to see if she can continue this match! If I were Constance, I would throw in the towel and live to fight another day! You want no piece of Karina-Ann! However, I wouldn’t be opposed to that! Constance is an idiot and is shaking her head yes! Constance is trying to clutch onto the ropes and use it as some sort of way to help her back to her feet! Karina-Ann goes to continue to get the offense on Constance! KARINA-ANN TRIES TO GO FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT CONSTANCE COUNTERS AND GOES FOR HER SERIES OF SHORT-ARMED CLOTHESLINES! DON’T RIP KARINA-ANN’S ARM OFF PLEASE! HOW WILL SHE EVER GET THAT PUSH IN THE FUTURE? SHE MAY NEED TO USE THOSE HANDS TO SEAL THE DEAL IN SOME WAY! CONSTANCE DELIVERS ONE LAST SHORT-ARMED CLOTHESLINES AND SMACKS KARINA-ANN TO HER BACK! CONSTANCE BLEVINS GIVES A LOAD ROAR! JESUS CHRIST, I FEEL LIKE THE NOSEBLEED SEATS HEARD THAT ONE FROM UP THERE! IT SEEMS LIKE CONSTANCE IS PICKING UP KARINA-ANN FOR THE LIONESSTOUCH! THE CRADLE DDT, WHICH HAS BEEN ENOUGH TO PUT DOWN A FEW OF THE WOMEN IN THE EMPIRE LOCKER ROOM!

SG1: Celes Dumont with a spear that takes down Constance Blevins! At the same time, it seems like she got Karina-Ann, who falls on top of Constance! Both of those women are down as Santana Matthews connects with El Huracán Santana! The dragon whip takes down Celes Dumont and has her role out of the ring as she goes back to her corner! Santana races towards her corner as she is waiting for the tag to enter the match! Santana would love nothing more than to get back in the action! CELES IS WAITING FOR A TAG FROM KARINA-ANN! KARINA-ANN TAGS IN CELES AND SANTANA GETS A TAG FROM CONSTANCE! TWO OF THE FRESHEST WOMEN IN THE MATCH MAKE THEIR SECOND APPEARANCES IN THE MATCH! CELES TRIES TO GO FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT SANTANA DUCKS AND CONNECTS WITH A NECKBREAKER! CELES IS CLUTCHING HER NECK AS SANTANA GETS HERSELF BACK UP AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE TAKEDOWN! SANTANA CONNECTS WITH A LOW FRONT DROPKICK TO CELES FACE! SANTANA RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE IS GESTURING FOR CELES TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! CELES SLOWLY RISES TO HER FEET AS SHE CONNECTS HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! CELES DUMONT GOES SPINNING AROUND AS SHE SCOOTS HER WAY TO A CORNER! SANTANA DOES NOT STOP THERE AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A SKYFIRE SPECIAL! THE CANNONBALL SENTON CONNECTS ON CELES! SANTANA PULLS CELES BY ONE OF HER LEGS BEFORE GOING FOR A COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont kicks out! This woman has taken as much punishment as Constance Blevins has! She needs to prove to be useful to Karina-Ann and step up! SANTANA MATTHEWS PICKS UP CELES! IT SEEMS LIKE SANTANA IS GOING FOR HER FINISHER, VIVA SANTANA! THE SMALL PACKAGE DRIVER! NO! CELES MANAGES TO GET OUT OF THE MOVE! CELES CONNECTS WITH THE TWISTED SISTER! THE ROLLING SNAPMARE ON SANTANA! CELES FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SHOOT KICK! SANTANA IS HOLDING HER BACK IN PAIN! Celes Dumont gets Santana Matthews to her feet before whipping her to the corner! Celes runs and connects with a meteora on Santana! Santana stumbles forward as Celes connects with a roundhouse kick! Santana is down, but Celes wants to make sure that Santana is down for good! Celes gets Santana by her wrist! CELES DUMONT WITH THE RAZED IN BLACK! THE WRIST-LOCK TRANSITIONS TO A SHORT-ARM LARIAT! NO! SANTANA MANAGES TO DUCK THE CLOTHESLINE! SANTANA MATTHEWS FLIES TOWARDS CELES! BUENAS NOCHES! THE TILT-A-WHIRL STUNNER ON ON CELES! COME ON, KARINA! SAVE YOUR USELESS PARTNER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!! THR—

SG1: Karina-Ann launches herself on top of Santana Matthews, breaking up the pinfall in the process! Karina-Ann gets Santana and connects with a guillotine DDT! Karina-Ann lays out Santana as Constance Blevins quickly gets back into the ring! Constance with a spear that takes down Karina-Ann! Karina-Ann rolls herself underneath the ring to recover for the time being! Constance gets back at her corner as she is begging for a tag from her partner! Santana tags in Constance in the match as Constance turns her attention from Karina-Ann to Celes Dumont! Meanwhile, you have Santana Matthews that focuses her attention on Karina-Ann, who is trying to recover ringside! SANTANA BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND DELIVERS A TOPE SUICIDA TO THE OUTSIDE! SANTANA LANDS ON KARINA-ANN, WHO DID NOT SEE THIS MOVE COMING AT ALL! CONSTANCE SEES THAT HER PARTNER HAS TAKEN OUT KARINA-ANN OUT OF THE EQUATION AS CELES DUMONT TRIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CONSTANCE BLEVINS BEING FOCUSED ON THE ACTION FROM OUTSIDE! CONSTANCE TURNS AROUND AS CELES CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER RAZED IN BLACK, BUT CONSTANCE COUNTERS WITH A SIDE KICK TO THE CHIN OF CELES! CELES GOES DOWN AS CONSTANCE IS GESTURING FOR THE END OF THE MATCH!

Gavin Kirkland: WHERE IS THE BEAUTIFUL AND BLONDE KARINA-ANN? HER USELESS PARTNER IS GOING TO COST HER THE MATCH! CONSTANCE BLEVINS PICKS UP CELES DUMONT! CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH THE LIONESSTOUCH, THE CRADLE DDT CONNECTS AS CONSTANCE PINS CELES!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!!

(Karina-Ann is showing trying to get back to the ring on time, only for Santana Matthews to pull her back into the ring and throw her ringside.)

Jesse Carlton: THREEEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Take Back The Power” plays once again as Constance Blevins is on her knees. Santana Matthews quickly gets back into the ring as the two Pride women embrace each other before the official raises their hands up in the air.)

Cori Simmons: The winners of this match, Constance Blevins and Santana Matthews, THE PRRRRIIIIDDDDEEEEEEE!!

Gavin Kirkland: Damn, that Santana Matthews! How dare she hold back Karina-Ann from saving her partner in this match up? Is this what The Pride takes pride on (no pun intended)?

SG1: Gavin, shut up! These women did nothing wrong! These two had something to prove going up against the number one contenders for the Empire Tag Team Championships! These two proved that they could be next in line for those titles!

(The Pride is celebrating in the ring as Karina-Ann is helping Celes Dumont up the ramp. The two women turn around as they take a moment to glare at Constance Blevins and Santana Matthews in the ring.)

(As the Pride makes their exits ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ plays as Stephon Hunte walks out accompanied by Amber Keyes. He stops on the ramp as Amber sneers at the crowd. As his music fades he lifts the microphone to speak.)

Stephon Hunte: Unfortunately my extended New Years celebration caused my to not be able to address a critical issue that happened at Road to Redemption. As you all know, during the Unified Women’s Championship match out play by play commentator struck our color commentator, Gavin Kirkland, knocking him out of the match. This type of behavior is unacceptable, but I’ve come to expect such jealousy from non-Fox employees.

SG1: You’re damn right I hit the motherfucker, and I’d do it again!

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, hey, this is an unsafe workplace! #Ialso!

SG1: SHUT.THE.FUCK.UP!

(Noticing her outburst, Stephon motions for Amber to head down to the ring, then motions to the back for a referee to come out. Senior referee Jesse Carlton jogs down the ramp and slides into the ring.)

Stephon Hunte: SG1, if you wanted to wrestle that badly, we woulda gave you a match! Doesn’t matter, though, you have one now, against Amber Keyes! Oh, we’re going to need someone on commentary, hang on a moment!

(Stephon gestures to the back again and Cleopatra and Madison walk down the ramp. Madison waits at ringside as Cleopatra moves toward the announce table.)

Stephon Hunte: SG1, here is the deal: You assaulted Gavin. If you want to keep your job, you have to beat Amber. If you lose, you’re fired. Of course, if you aren’t up to it, then you can just leave, and we’ll send Sofia Clarke out to replace you right now!

(SG1 removes her headset and grabs the mic from Cori Simmons.)

SG1: Stephon, Fuck you, and fuck Gavin. You want me to face Amber? Fine, if I’m goin’ out I’m going out on my feet!

(Sg1 slides into the ring, facing Amber, as Jesse Carlton calls for the ring bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

(Gavin Kirkland is stunned speechless at his beloved Cleopatra actually being next to him. The Vixen’s Champion looks down at Gavin’s shirt which is on display due to his expensive sports coat being open. It says, ‘Marry me please, Cleo.’

Cleopatra: Cute shirt. You do realize that Gavipatra will never be a thing right?

Gavin Kirkland: I love you.

Cleopatra: Yikes.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(Inside the ring, Amber circles SG1 like a vulture. The former wrestler hasn’t been in the ring in awhile, and Amber is a current, reigning champion. It’s an extremely unfair match but the camera cuts to Stephon Hunte standing on the stage. An evil smile is etched across his face.)

Madison Kaline (off-mic): Lets go Amber! You got this!

(The Women’s World Champion bangs her hands on the apron.)

Cleopatra: SPEAR!!! My tag team partner starts the match off with a spear that nearly breaks SG1 in half!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Look Cleo, I know you have trust issues but if you give me a cha-

Cleopatra: Amber Keys is a living legend and I’ve never seen anyone in this world do a spear as perfectly as she does. She takes control of the situation and is beating in the face of SG1.

(Amber is indeed beating the living hell out of SG1. The former wrestler turned broadcaster is not putting up much of a fight at all. Amber scoops SG1 up, spikes her into the mat with a DDT, and goes for a cover.)

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEE-

Cleopatra: Awww look at Amber helping SG1 kick out! Honestly, Amber Keys might be the most charitable person I’ve ever come across in my life.

Gavin Kirkland: And you might have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever found myself looking into.

Cleopatra: I’m not even looking at you.

Gavin Kirkland: That’s fine. I’ll wait.

(Meanwhile, Amber has tossed SG1 into the corner and is stomping away at her. Again, SG1 has no defense. She’s basically just a whipping girl for one-half of the Empire Tag Team Champions. Amber pulls SG1 back up, peppers her with closed fist punches to the face, one which lands on SG1’s nose and effectively busts her open. Amber laughs and throws SG1 to the center of the ring. The Dirti Diva climbs to the top rope and flies off, landing right on SG1’s face with her knee.)

Cleopatra: Pretty sure poor SG1 is going to need plastic surgery after that.

Gavin Kirkland: You know, I have a home in Greece and a vacation property on Lake Como. I know George and Amal Clooney.

Cleopatra: I know a lot of famous people and Lake Como is overrated.

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

(Amber is back up top now and once again, she launches herself through the air. This time she lands on top of SG1 with her version of the frog splash, Dirti Dive. Amber hooks SG1’s leg.)

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori Simmons: And here is your winner… AMBER KEYS!!!!

Cleopatra: That’s my girl. Gotta go now.

Gavin Kirkland: Please Cleo… stay.

(Cleo drops her headset and joins Madison at ringside. The two women look at each other and smile and Madison immediately drops down to retrieve something from underneath the ring. Madison pulls out a table and along with Cleo, the two set it up right beside the apron. Of course everyone knows what’s coming next. Cleo grabs a container of lighter fluid from under the ring and Madison pulls a lighter from her pocket. It takes only seconds for that table to ignite. Amber drags SG1’s body to the apron and slips to the outside. She deadlifts SG1 up and Madison and Cleo take their place on either side of their partner. Together, the Queen’s Court powerbomb SG1 through the flaming table and that’s when the camera fades.)

(Commercial for True Vixens. A clip plays of Andrea and Santana visiting the Japanese shops, and Astraea Jordan learns to speak a new language!)

(Empire fades to the backstage area where a split screen shows The Queen’s Court and the Jaded Wolfe Hearts respectively. Cleopatra is looking loose and confident, with the Vixen’s Championship around her waist and her Empire Tag Team Championship on her shoulder. Amber Keyes and Madison Kaline are hyping Cleo up and all three of them project an air of superiority. On the opposite side, Kassidy Heart looks pensive and rather focused. Sienna Jade and Tyler Wolfe are talking to their partner, but Kassidy isn’t saying much back to either of them.)

(Commercial break for PETA featuring Ahren Fournier and a bunch of miniature goats. Honestly it’s the most precious thing.)

(Empire returns to the backstage area and this time the sole focus is on the Jaded Wolfe Hearts. Sienna has Kassidy’s hands and she’s staring deeply into the Queen of Hearts’ eyes.)

Sienna Jade: Now Kassi-Poo, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for literally ever for. Don’t be nervous and let the past be the past. No one’s journey is ever cut and dry, and all three of us have proven time and time again we are the class of Empire.

(Tyler lays a hand on Kassidy’s shoulder.)

Tyler Wolfe: Everyone on this fucking brand stays forgetting about us, but 2019 is the year we won’t be stopped. I made a big statement earlier by defeating Chelsea Crowe, and come King of Elite, Sienna is going to rip Madison’s paper championship reign to shreds, and expose Astraea Jordan for the piece of shit she is. Tonight, you get your moment. You get to take that Vixen’s Championship from Cleopatra. That title is going to look flawless on you and once again the Queen of Hearts is going to have a crown.

(Kassidy nods her head but before she can reply, an intern walks up to the trio.)

Intern: Excuse me, Kassidy?

(Sienna lets out an annoyed sound and glares at the young woman.)

Sienna Jade: Hello. We are having a moment. What the fuck do you want?

(The intern holds out a small wrapped gift towards Kassidy, along with a card.)

Intern: I was told to give this to Kassidy.

(Kassidy furrows her brow.)

Kassidy Heart: Where did you get this from?

Intern: It was delivered earlier today with instructions to give it to you right before your match.

(Sienna took the gift and waved the intern away.)

Sienna Jade: Well the last time you opened a weird gift you got a bracelet watch thing that cost more than most of these low rent bitches make. Open it, Kassikinz.

(Kassidy took the box and unwrapped it, and sure enough it was another gift from Neiman Marcus. Kassidy opened the box and gasped. Tyler and Sienna had a similar reaction.)

Tyler Wolfe: Damn…

Sienna Jade: Holy shit!

(Inside was a pair of filigree diamond studded earrings. Kassidy didn’t even know what to say. Tyler was already opening the card.)

Tyler Wolfe: Well it’s not signed, but it says ‘Kassidy. My condolences for your loss this week and good luck in your championship match. A talent like yours is as rare as this particular pair of earrings.’

Sienna Jade: You know I know the Neiman Marcus catalogue better than anyone. These earrings are one of a kind items for the Edwardian period and cost around $130,000. Kassidy! Who’s your secret Saudi Prince??

Tyler Wolfe: :whoa:

(Kassidy shakes her head.)

Kassidy Heart: I really don’t have time for this. The only thing that matters to me right now is the Vixen’s Championship.

(Kassidy gave the jewelry box to Sienna and hugged both of her Jaded Wolfe Heart sisters before walking off. Sienna waited until Kassidy was gone before prying the earrings from the blue velvet cushion they were nestled in.)

Sienna Jade: Well if she’s not gunna wear them…

Tyler Wolfe: I mean…

(Sienna passed Tyler one of the earrings and both girls smiled at one another.)

Sienna Jade: Now we have something that matches.

(Tyler smirked. Tyler and Sienna continue talking as they walk off and Empire fades to its final commercial.)

(Final commercial break for the EAW Detective Agency. Agents Shamez, McCoy, StarrStan, Hawk, and Daniels clearly can’t help if you’re name is Noah and you’re missing a briefcase.)

(Empire returns and Cori Simmons is standing the ring.)

Cori Simmons: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Cori Simmons: AND IT’S FOR THE EAW VIXEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

(The crowd pops huge.)

Gavin Kirkland: I’ve been waiting all night for this match!

Sofia Clarke: So Cleo rejecting you to your face didn’t turn you off whatsoever?

Gavin Kirkland: She’s just playing hard to get, Sofia. I’m not the type of man who usually plays games but when it comes to Cleo, I’ll make the exception.

(“Higher” by The Score hits the public address system and the sold out crowd rises to their feet. Kassidy Heart, the challenger, is the first competitor to come out. She’s greeted with a mixed reaction.)

Sofia Clarke: Now I’ve had my problems with the Jaded Hearts in the past but even I can admit that Kassidy Heart is more than deserving of this championship opportunity. She gives every match her all, and tonight could very well end with Kassidy securing her first ever singles championship.

(Gavin says nothing because he’s biased trash and as Kassidy takes her place in the ring, her music starts to fade out. “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne featuring Kendrick Lamar begins to play. The reigning and defending Vixen’s and Empire Tag Team Champion, Cleopatra, walks out from behind the curtains.)

Gavin Kirkland: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sofia Clarke: Cleopatra is walking to the ring with a purpose tonight. The EAW Hall of Famer is looking to take Kassidy to task and make sure the Queen’s Court retains the majority of the gold here on Empire.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleopatra is the legitimate definition of perfection and I don’t care how hungry Kassidy Heart is for a championship, there’s no way she takes Cleo’s belt tonight. She can satisfy her craving with a thick cock down her throat.

Sofia Clarke: What the fuck? You can’t say that.

(Cleo climbs into the ring and poses with her championships before handing the Vixen’s Championship to the referee and handing off her tag team title to the timekeeper. Kassidy comes forward and both stand on either side of Cori.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first is our challenger, from Sydney, Australia… weighing in at 120 pounds… the Queen of Hearts, KASSIDY HEART!!!

(Kassidy doesn’t react to anything. She just keeps her eyes focused on Cleo.)

Cori Simmons: And her opponent… from Montreal, Quebec, Canada… weighing in at 151 pounds… she’s one half of the Empire Tag Team Champions and the reigning and defending Vixen’s Champion… CLEOPATRA!!!

(The corner of Cleo’s mouth turns into a sly smirk as Cori climbs out of the ring with the title. The referee makes sure both competitors are ready and signals for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Sofia Clarke: Our two competitors tonight look extremely focused as they circle one another. Cleopatra has experience on her side, but Kassidy is bringing a will to win that might just be unmatched by every other competitor here in Elite Answers Wrestling. It’s Cleo who strikes first, and she grabs Kassidy’s arm, looking to work over the wrist. Kassidy is quick to roll through and get back to her feet. The two women go to lock up, but it’s Kassidy who grabs Cleo around the neck, and now she goes for the arm. Cleo rolls through that and gets back to her feet!

Gavin Kirkland: The future Mrs. Gavin Kirkland! The Queen of the Nile! The Queen of my HEART. The Queen of my Dick. I know Cleopatra rejected me but I’m going to win her over. Mark my words, Sofia.

Sofia Clarke: Yikes.

Gavin Kirkland: But alas, this isn’t about that tonight. This is about watching my baby defend her championship against her sexxxy challenger. Cleo is offering Kassidy a test of strength now, but the Australian seems a little hesitant. Cleo takes a hold of Kassidy’s hand anyway and looks to grab the other. Kassidy kicks at Cleo, and Cleo lets go, and Kassidy takes a step back. Cleo flies forward, looking for the collar and elbow tie up.

Sofia Clarke: And almost immediately she slips behind Kassidy and grabs her around the waist. Kassidy quickly reverses, locks her arms around Cleo, but Cleo reverses again! Kassidy catches Cleo with an elbow to the face, but Cleo is unphased and grabs Kass by the hair. She snaps her down to the mat, but Kassidy springs back up to her feet. Kassidy fakes a kick at Cleo to get her to react and drops down, grabbing for Cleo’s legs!

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo with the shoot style kick with her free leg to Kassidy’s shoulder and Kassidy is forced to let go and get back up. Kassidy shakes off the kick and goes for Cleo, and we have another traditional lock-up. Both women are jockeying back and forth for positioning, and Cleo grabs Kassidy’s arm. It’s the same arm she just kicked, and Kassidy tries to fight her way out of the wrist lock. She drops down, rolls forward, gets back up, and gains the upper hand with the reverse. Cleo responds by mimicking exactly what Kassidy just did, and both women are at a standstill with one another.

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy and Cleo are circling one another again, both of them willing to let the other person make the first move. Finally, it’s Kassidy who lunges towards Cleo. There’s more on the line for her tonight if you really think about it. She goes for the leg, but Cleo side steps and Kassidy has to stop her momentum before she crashes into the turnbuckles. As soon as Kassidy straightens up, she turns around and is met with an absolutely brutal slap to the face by Cleo! You can literally see the handprint Cleo just left.

Gavin Kirkland: Hawt.

Sofia Clarke: Cleo kicks Kassidy in the stomach, grabs her by the hair, and slams the back of Kassidy’s head into the mat! Now she’s mounting Kassidy and throwing those closed-fist punches right to the Queen of Heart’s face. Kassidy tries to cover up and defend herself, but Cleo grabs Kassidy’s arms and forces them to the mat. She positions herself so her knees are pinning Kassidy’s arms to the mat, and she goes back to punching Kassidy in the face.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo definitely wants to show Kassidy why she is the Alpha and the Omega of women’s wrestling and this beating is already starting to take its toll on Kassidy. Cleo with a series of forearms to the face now and Kassidy’s lip is already busted open. Cleo with another open-handed slap to Kassidy’s face and she gets up, pulling the former Empire Tag Team Champion up with her.

Sofia Clarke: Cleo looks to plant Kassidy into the mat with a DDT, but Kassidy is able to drive her knee into Cleo’s stomach. Cleo lets go and doubles over and that gives Kassidy a small opening. She grabs Cleo in a headlock and takes her down, but Cleo is immediately able to grab Kassidy in a headscissors. Kassidy rolls herself into position where she’s able to get her feet underneath of her, and free herself. She grabs Cleo by the legs, flips her over and goes for a nice little toe hold, which she then attempts to turn into a bow and arrow type of submission hold, but Cleo grabs a hold of the bottom ropes.

Gavin Kirkland: The referee forces Kassidy to release the hold and we are back to square one again with these two. They come at one another again, and Kassidy is able to get her arms around Cleopatra’s waist. Cleo reverses, and it looks like she wants to bring Kassidy down with a German suplex. But Kassidy elbows her way free, grabs Cleo by the arm, and begins twisting that wrist.

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy with a nice wristlock takeover that she transitions into a headscissors and Cleo is forced to try and free herself now. She tries to stretch her leg out and reach the ropes, but Kassidy has them positioned in the center of the ring. Cleo has to roll to the side, and just like Kassidy did earlier, Cleo is able to get her feet underneath of her. She finally slips free of the hold…

Gavin Kirkland: AND SHE JUST NAILED KASSIDY IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A KICK! KASSIDY FALLS BACK AND CLEO QUICKLY MAKES THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEE-

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy gets the shoulder up but that kick definitely phased her! Cleo knows it too and she’s back on top of Kassidy now, throwing those punches to the side of Kassidy’s head. It’s brutal, yet smart strategy to attack Kassidy that way. Her concussion history is well documented, and this is a cruel sport. You have to go for the win no matter what especially when championships and pride are on the line.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo grabs Kassidy by the hair and pulls her to her feet. She throws Kassidy into the corner, and takes off running. RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE!!! CLEO GRABS KASSIDY… RUNS THEM BOTH TO THE CENTER OF THE RING… AND SHE PLANTS KASSIDY INTO THE MAT WITH A BULLDOG! CLEO WITH ANOTHER COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEE-

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy again gets the shoulder up, and Cleo gets back to her feet. She pulls Kassidy up, grabs her by the chin, and who knows what she’s saying to Kassidy right now. Cleo slaps Kassidy again, and throws another forearm to Kassidy’s face. She whips Kassidy into the ropes, but Kassidy is able to duck the clothesline attempt from Cleo! The momentum sends her flying towards the opposite side of the ring and Kassidy locks her arms around the ropes! Cleo turns around, sees this, and flies forward… looking to clothesline Kassidy over the ropes, but Kassidy gets a foot up! It connects with Cleo’s jaw and Cleo staggers back! Kassidy uses the ropes to push herself forward and she takes Cleo down with a clothesline!

Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy is now mounting Cleo like I dream of doing every night but before she can throw any kind of punch, Cleo is able to throw Kassidy off of her. Cleo wisely rolls to the outside of the ring, and uses the ropes to pull herself back up to her feet. Kassidy is back up as well though and she rushes towards Cleo! She slips between the ropes and drives her shoulder into Cleo’s gut. Cleo manages to hang on to the ropes, but Kassidy does it again!

Sofia Clarke: KASSIDY WITH A STEP UP ENZIGUIRI NOW! CLEO CRASHES TO THE MAT OUTSIDE THE RING! KASSIDY SCREAMS AT CLEO TO GET UP!!! THE VIXEN’S CHAMPION FINALLY GETS BACK TO HER FEET AND THERE GOES KASSIDY! TOPE CON HILO!!!! KASSIDY LANDS ON TOP OF CLEO AND NOW SHE’S WAILING AWAY! KASSIDY TOOK QUITE A BEATING FROM CLEO EARLIER IN THIS MATCH AND NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THE QUEEN OF HEARTS IS GETTING A LITTLE REVENGE FOR THAT!

Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY PLEASE! NOT HER FACE!!!

Sofia Clarke: Your pleas are falling on deaf ears because Kassidy has Cleo by the hair now and is dragging her towards the steel barricades. Kassidy slams Cleo’s face off those barricades and whips her into the ring. Cleo hits her lower back and slumps to the mat. Kassidy is putting the boots to her opponent now and has just noticed the referee has started counting. Kassidy quickly rolls into the ring to break up the count which was at 6, and now she’s back at work on Cleo. She pulls Cleo up, slams her fist into Cleo’s face, and throws her into the steel ring steps. Kassidy is being very aggressive now after being on the receiving end of the offense for the majority of this match. Cleo is attempting to crawl away but Kassidy rakes her across the back, kicks her in the ribs, and jerks her up.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo with a thumb to the eye and honestly that was probably out of desperation. She was getting her tight ass handed to her by Kassidy Heart, and needed a moment to regroup. The count is now up to 7 and Cleo gets back into the ring to break it up. The greatest Vixen’s Champion to ever live slips back to the outside and takes control of Kassidy. She bounces Kassidy’s face off the hardest part of the ring and throws her back inside it. Cleo climbs back in after her, and she wraps Kassidy in a headlock. Cleo transitions this headlock into a body scissors and she’s looking to put Kassidy to sleep.

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy is very underrated as a technician though. She’s not panicking in this hold and is looking to try and pry Cleo’s legs apart.

Gavin Kirkland: Please say that last sentence again.

Sofia Clarke: Cleo’s strength is a little much at the moment, but Kassidy does manage to get her hands locked around Cleo’s left ankle. She begins manipulating it, which is causing Cleo some discomfort. Cleo’s grip on Kassidy loosens just a bit and that allows the challenger to get her bearings and twist Cleo’s ankle at an awkward angle. Cleo lets go of the headlock, releases Kassidy, and kicks the challenger back. Kassidy rushes forward and grabs that ankle again, and this time she puts Cleo into an ankle lock. Cleo reaches for the ropes, but Kassidy pulls them towards the center of the ring. Kassidy falls back, Cleo’s ankle clutched tightly against her chest, and Cleopatra is in trouble. She’s not one to tap out, but Kassidy wants this championship. She will literally break the ankle of the Hall of Famer if she has too.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo’s shoulders are down on the mat. The referee drops into position but Cleo sits back up! She takes her free leg and begins kicking at Kassidy, doing whatever she can to force Kassidy to let go.

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy does let go and Cleo sits up, grabbing at her ankle! Kassidy is back to her feet and she begins stomping away at that injured limb. The Vixen’s Champion is working her way towards the ropes though. All Cleo needs is to get her fingertips on them!

Gavin Kirkland: She does just that and the referee steps in and forces Kassidy to break! Kassidy does not look happy right now.

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy goes right back at Cleo and bends down, but Cleo catches her in the face with her boot. Kassidy stumbles back! Cleo is digging deep right now and she uses the ropes to pull herself back up. Cleo is basically on one leg right now, but she manages to catch Kassidy with a stiff right hand. Kassidy is clutching her jaw, and Cleo limps towards Kassidy and fires off another! ANOTHER! CLEO WITH A SERIES OF RIGHT HANDS AND KASSIDY IS FORCED BACK AGAINST THE ROPES!!! CLEO WITH A CHOP TO KASSIDY’S CHEST! CLEO WITH ANOTHER! KASSIDY FINALLY FIRES BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND OF HER OWN!!! CLEO LANDS ANOTHER CHOP! KASSIDY WITH ANOTHER RIGHT HAND! THIS ONE ACTUALLY STUNS CLEOPATRA! KASSIDY WITH THE FOREARM! KASSIDY WITH ANOTHER RIGHT HAND! KASSIDY IS GOING FOR IT NOW! SHE FORCES CLEO DOWN TO THE MAT AND IS BEATING THE TAR OUT OF THE CHAMPION!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT CLEO IS ALSO FIRING BACK! CLEO GRABS KASSIDY BY THE HAIR AND HEADBUTTS HER! KASSIDY FALLS BACK AND CLEO’S ON TOP NOW! CLEO WITH A SERIES OF ELBOWS TO KASSIDY’S FACE! KASSIDY’S MOUTH IS BUSTED OPEN FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THIS MATCH!!!! CLEO WRAPS HER HANDS AROUND KASSIDY’S THROAT AND STARTS CHOKING HER AND YES, THIS A PERSONAL FANTASY IDGAF. CLEO TAKES KASSIDY BY THE NECK AND BEGINS SLAMMING HER HEAD INTO THE MAT! KASSIDY IS ATTEMPTING TO PRY CLEO’S HANDS OFF HER THROAT, AND CLEO SLAMS HER FOREHEAD INTO KASSIDY’S ONCE AGAIN!!!

Sofia Clarke: Jesus… the force of that headbutt opened up wounds on both women. Cleo is bleeding now, and Kassidy is bleeding from her mouth and forehead now.

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo is running off pure adrenaline now and she jerks Kassidy up by the hair. Cleo looks to whip Kassidy across the ring, but Kassidy plants her feet!!! Kassidy stomps on Cleo’s foot and she just kicked that ankle! She kicked the injured ankle of Cleopatra! Cleo goes down and Kassidy angrily swipes at the blood that is trickling down her face. Kassidy begins stomping away on Cleo’s ankle and her calf!!! Kassidy grabs Cleo by the legs!!!

Sofia Clarke: Whoa! Kassidy with an argentine leglock, calf slicer combination! Cleo is hurting badly now and there’s not a whole lot she can do! Kassidy is maintaining control now and Cleo has no other choice but to fight through this and stay in this match! Kassidy knows damn well that Cleopatra is a prideful woman. Tapping out will never be an option for Cleo. But Kassidy is also smart and knows that she can take advantage of that. The damage is already done and she’s reduced Cleo to one leg. Kassidy lets go and stands up. PAINFULLY EVER AFTER??

Gavin Kirkland: NO! She’s grabbing Cleo, but Cleo manages to rake Kassidy across the face! CLEO GRABS KASSIDY AND ROLLS HER UP! SHE’S ROLLED HER UP!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE!!!

Sofia Clarke: NO! NOT A THREE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: IT WAS DEFINITELY A THREE!!!!

Sofia Clarke: Kassidy gets back to her feet and throws a kick to Cleopatra’s back that basically echoed throughout the building!!! Kassidy with another kick! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! Cleo is still alive though! She is still trying to get back to her feet. Kassidy grabs Cleo by the hair and flips over… bouncing Cleo’s face off the mat! Cleo falls back and Kassidy goes to the top rope!!! Kassidy gets herself set and she is one again screaming at Cleopatra to get up! Cleo is very slow to rise and rightfully so! She’s the one who’s taking the brunt of punishment in the second half of this match. Cleo is finally up. KASSIDY FLIES!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: THE HEART ATTACK!!! TOP ROPE STUNNER!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Sofia Clarke: KASSIDY HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: WEOIUFJSLDKFNLDKFVNWOEJWEJTWET!!!!

Sofia Clarke: SLDKJFSLIDEURSLDKFJDLFJLDKJFLSDKFJS!!!!!

GAVIN KIRKLAND: CLEO KICKED OUT!!!! MY BABY KICKED OUT!!!!

Sofia Clarke: I’m fucking shook! And so is Kassidy Heart. The shock is written all over her face because she thought she had won the match! Kassidy thought for sure she had that Vixen’s Championship!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: The heart of Cleo. The fucking talent. The sheer will to win. This is why she’s the perfect person to plant my seed in!!!!

Sofia Clarke: KASSIDY IS BACK UP!!! KASSIDY KICKS CLEO OVER ONTO HER STOMACH AND FORCES CLEO BACK UP!!!! PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO MOVES!!!!

Sofia Clarke: KASSIDY WHIRLS AROUND!!!

Gavin Kirkland: STIFF KICK TO CLEO’S FACE!!!!

Sofia Clarke: KASSIDY RUSHES THE ROPES!!! SHE COMES UP BEHIND CLEO!!!! AND THERE IT IS!!! PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!! KASSIDY DROPS DOWN, ROLLS CLEO OVER, AND THROWS HERSELF ON TOP OF THE VIXEN’S CHAMPION!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOO!!!

TTTHHHRRREEEEEE!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori Simmons: AND HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND NEW EAW VIXEN’S CHAMPION… KASSIDY HEART!!!!

Sofia Clarke: Ohmygod she did it!!! Kassidy Heart just defeated Cleopatra for the Vixen’s Championship!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :wow:

Sofia Clarke: The referee is handing Kassidy the championship and there’s nothing but pure emotion and relief written all over Kassidy Heart’s blood stained face. She’s clutching the title to her chest as the referee drops down beside her to raise her hand in the air. I think we can all agree that this victory means everything in the world to Kassidy Heart given what she’s gone through this week and how she feels about her time so far in EAW.

(Inside the ring, the Queen of Hearts slowly gets to her feet and looks down at Cleopatra. The Hall of Famer is being checked on by the referee. Cleo finally looks over her shoulder and her eyes lock with Kassidy’s. There’s no words spoken between the two women. In fact, nothing needs to be said at all. What they did inside the ring just now for the Vixen’s Championship was simply a showcase of two wrestlers willing to go the distance for the right to be called a champion. Kassidy slings the title over her shoulder and gets out of the ring. She makes her way up the ramp as her theme music plays. Sienna and Tyler are there to greet her once she hits the stage. The Jaded Wolfe Hearts throw their arms around one another, celebrating Kassidy’s win as Empire fades.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

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