“The Way I Am“
( “Girl Gang” by Leikeli47 plays along with the Empire opening music video. The show then cuts out to the American Airlines Center as as hashtag on the screen reads #Soldout. The arena is packed to capacity, and pyro goes firing up from the stage causing the raucous crowd to cheer at the top of their lungs over all of the music and pyro. )
( Screen bar: Dallas, TX )
Alicia Amby: Fresh off of our two week expedition from down under, we return to the good ol’ US of A here in the sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas! 20,000 members of the EAW Universe flocked in here tonight, and we would like to welcome you all to yet another edition of Thursday Night Empire!
( “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff plays on the sound system and the entire audience immediately errupts with boos. Madison Kaline struts out to the stage with her barbed wire bat in tow, and she wears a nonchalaunt smile on her face almost looking pleased by the negative reception from the crowd. )
SG1: High spirits for a woman who just got her ass handed to her a week ago..
Alicia: EAW Hall of Famer and former Vixens Champion Madison Kaline has been on an absolute tear for the last number of weeks, and while that normally sounds like a good thing for any EAW Elitist it has been hell on Earth for just about everybody else on the Empire roster!
SG1: It’s been hell on Earth having to sit here and watch it. Lord knows if I were still an active competitor Maddie would have had hell to pay, and then some…
Alicia: Well last week she didn’t have as much luck as she’s accustomed to, after taking the loss to Andrea Valentine in a hard fought main event. Now after being back in action for well over a month Maddie is finally going to address the EAW Universe, if they don’t eat her alive that is!
( Madison’s music dies down and she’s in the ring with a mic in one hand and her barb wire bat in the other. She looks around at the booing crowd with a smile on her face, and waits for them all to settle down. )
Madison Kaline: Hi Dallas!
Madison: Aww you missed me too 😀 It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you all, and it’s also been a long time since all of you have gotten to hear from me. There is a reason for that however, and I’m going to get to that in a minute, but why don’t we just address the elephant in the room?
( Maddie’s smile instantly goes away. )
Madison: I’ve done some awful things since I’ve returned, haven’t I…
( Crowd boos. )
Madison: Some really, terrible things. But that’s not the way I see it. In fact, it’s not the way a lot of people see it. But there are a few people who see it that way…Astraea Jordan… Stephanie Matsuda…
( Crowd cheers upon the mention of those names. )
Madison: They, among others look at what I do and they see this evil, horrible, nasty mean person. And I guess that’s what makes us all unique and special as humans, because our reality can be soooo much different from somebody else’s. Because I look at everything I’ve done, all the people I’ve hurt, and do you know what I think?
I think they deserved it all.
( Maddie starts to smile again, but instead of the fake-sweet smile it’s more of a wicked one. )
Madison: Everyone who I attacked, everybody who suffered because of me, they all deserved it. I’m doing the right thing, can’t you people see that? I’m doing what I signed an EAW contract to do and I’m doing even more than that, because I’m exposing all of the fake nice bitches like Stephanie, Astraea, Andrea…even Monica…. I’m dragging their true selves out of this facade that they hide in, and I’m exposing it to the world.
People like Monica Vaughan walk around here leeching off of her sister’s legacy, and riding the coattails of her little lover, and she fools the world into thinking she’s a good person when she’s really not. Stephanie Matsuda dyes her hair blue, dedicates every other match to Brody, and again tricks the world into thinking she’s some good person. And I don’t even know what the hell you people see in Astraea, but she’s as fake of a bitch as Andrea is, the only difference is Andrea hides her fakeness better. Andrea hides her stuck up nature more than Astraea, and that’s why people see her as more likeable.
Everybody wants to go out of their way to virtue signal and they even go as far as making all of these tributes to Brody’s name but the only thing they can manage to do is whore themselves for attention. Well not me. I pay more of a tribute to Brody than anybody else in the Empire locker room, and I do it by being unapologetically me. I don’t have to hide behind smiles, and charity events, and all of this other hooplah to make myself valuable. I am valuable because I shake things the fuck up in EAW. The EAW Board of Directors think I am soooo important to EAW because they all know that I am the only real bitch in EAW; because unlike the rest of the women in the Womens Title scene, I don’t have to pretend that I am anything. What you see is exactly what you get.
SG1: Oh come on.
Madison: You people just need to understand that there are no good guys in this world. Snap out of your Marvel movies and get back in touch with reality. The people you call “heroes” are only heroes because they’re all hiding something. They’re liars, each and every single one of them. But I have nothing to hide… my intentions have always been clear from the very beginning. Maybe it’s all of you who are the wicked ones for judging me in the first place.
But you know what? If you think Madison Kaline and you picture an evil, wicked woman (shrugs) then you’re absolutely right… but if you think of Madison Kaline and see somebody who exposed the ugly in all of Empire, then you’re right too. As a great poet once said, I am whatever you say I am. And by the end of 2018 my goal is to make sure that the first thing they call me isn’t just evil, or wicked; my goal before the end of 2018 is making sure that the only thing any of you can ever call me… is EAW Women’s World Champion.
( Maddie drops the mic, and “O Fortuna” comes back on before she takes her exit. )
SG1: I have no words. It’s like she has no conscience at all.
Alicia: Well, I’m sure you disagree strongly with her statements SG1 but you’ve got to admit she made a few valid points! While we may not see Maddie’s actions as conscionable, there may be many people out there who are rooting for her to quote-unquote expose the likes of Andrea Valentine and Stephanie Matsuda!
SG1: I’m sure there are people out there who believe her Alicia, and they’re all stupid people.
Alicia: Careful, you wouldn’t want to upset the EAW Board of Directors!
SG1: *sigh* This woman is a sadist plain and simple Alicia, and she is going down a road I don’t know if she’ll ever be able to come back from.
( Match card appears on screen featuring the main event of this evening’s Empire )
Alicia: We have an action packed Empire on the way tonight including the main event where the SPECIALIST CHAMPIONSHIP will be on the line! Tyler Wolfe defends her belt against the young up and coming Harlow Reichert! That is our main event tonight folks!
SG1: Still a lot more to come here on Empire, but let’s kick things off with some Pride vs Jaded Wolfe Hearts action!
(Cori Simmons enters the ring to announce the competitors for the opening match.)
Cori Simmons: The following opening contest is set for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Salem Oregon, The Witch Hunter, Layla Lockhart!
(Layla steps casually onto the ramp as “Hate” begins to play over the sound system, taking her time down the ramp to share high fives and hugs with her supporters before rolling into the ring and sitting cross legged in her corner to await her opponent.)
Alicia Amby: Layla has shown a bit of an edge these past few weeks, SG1, her troubles with Remi and the rest of the Pride have taken their toll on her psyche. She’ll need to focus, though, if she wants to defeat Sienna, the Empire Tag champion is a very game competitor.
SG1: That’s right, Alicia, Sienna doesn’t care about Layla’s personal matters, all she cares about is winning. Sienna has proven herself against the absolute best Empire has to offer, so Layla is going to have to put on a flawless performance!
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but now residing in San Diego, California, USA, Sienna “Unfuckwithable” Jade!
(The lights begin to flash as ‘F.U.U’ by Dream Wife begins to blast all throughout the arena. A few moments pass as Sienna Jade emerges with her EAW Empire Tag Team championship in her hand. She poses and raises her title high as the camera focuses on the glistening gold. Sienna then turns around and shows off her leather jacket with the letters, “F.U.U” attached. She turns and takes the championship and throws it on her shoulder as she begins to strut down the ramp. Sienna slides under the ring and climbs the nearest turnbuckle as she raises her title above her head with her two hands.)
SG1: The Empire Tag Champion, Sienne “Unfuckwithable” Jade is the definition of a main event star, she’s the former Revolt Freeweight champion, she faced off against Stephanie Matsuda for the Unified Women’s title at Pain for Pride this year, and has proven a dominant champion since winning the titles, also at Pain for Pride. If wrestlers are mountains then Sienna Jade is Mount Everest, and Layla Lockhart had best be on the absolute top of her game or she’s in for a long night!
Alicia Amby: She paid you for that, didn’t she?
SG1: Shut up.
(Cori exits the ring as the referee makes sure both competitors are ready before calling for the bell to start the match.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Alicia Amby: Sienna is staring down Layla as Lockhart starts clapping to get the crowd fired up. Now she goes in for a collar and elbow! Sienna is pushed back into the corner, but the referee gets between the two, trying to separate them. Clean break from Layla…SLAP FROM SIENNA JADE! Sienna showing utter disrespect to her opponent, and just open hand slapping Layla who was giving the clean break, SG1, what kind of competitor is Sienna?
SG1: One that commands respect, Alicia, Layla tried to put Sienna in a corner, and NO ONE puts Sienna in the corner! She learned that the hard way, but it looks like she she’s a slow study, Layla once again is locking up with Sienna…arm drag from Layla! She was able to offset Sienna’s size advantage with that move, Layla follows up with another armdrag! Layla with a dropkick, and Sienna rolls out of the ring to gather her wits! Alicia, Layla is coming out strong!
Alicia: That’s right she is, Layla Lockhart is no slouch, SG1, remember she nearly upset the Jaded Hearts at Manifest Destiny and brought home the tag titles! The official is beginning the count on Sienna who is taking her time on the outside to recover from the early blitz of Layla.
SG1: That’s a veteran move, Alicia, she has ten seconds, why not use them?
Sienna is taking her time on the outside while Layla is trying to get her back in the ring.
Still unconcerned with entering the ring, Sienna seems to be examining a broken nail now…LOOK OUT! Layla flung herself over the top rope and onto Sienna, sending them both crashing to the arena floor! The referee admonishes both competitors and tells them to move the action back into the ring!
Alicia: Layla pulls Sienna up by her hair and rolls her into the ring, quickly following, and catches Sienna in a front face lock! This isn’t the best option for Lockhart, she’s certainly a competent wrestler, but if I were her i think I’d keep the pace up, Sienna is an excellent wrestler and one mistake here from Layla could be disastrous! Sienna gets the rope break, using her ring awareness to break the hold, and the official forces Layla to let go. Not wanting to let up, Layla hits the ropes…COUNTER FROM SIENNA! Layla was going for a shining wizard, but Sienna ducked and Layla caught nothing but air! Sienna moves quick, and pulls Layla to her feet, hooking her tights. Suplex from Jade, but she’s not done yet, she pulls Layla back to her feet and sends her to the ropes…running DDT! Layla is flattened on the mat, and Sienna goes for the quick cover, shoving her forearm into the face of Layla. The referee gets into position…
Layla isn’t done yet!
SG1, Layla has fallen into the trap of trying to out wrestle one of the best wrestlers on the roster, how can she get out of this situation?
SG1: Realistically, she can’t, but if she’s going to try she’ll need to go back to relying on her speed. Sienna isn’t as fast as Layla, and as we saw in the beginning of the match, it was throwing her off her game. Once Sienna gets rolling, though, it’s hard to stop her. I don’t know if Layla has it in her.
Alicia: Layla is going to give it her best effort, though, Sienna, rather than pull her to her feet, makes Layla expend energy getting herself up, but meets the Witch Hunter with a hard kick to her back! You could hear that from here! Layla is recoiling from that kick, and Sienna hits the ropes…Shining Wizard of her own! Layla is floored yet again! Sienna does lift her to her feet this time, and slings Layla over the middle rope. Lifting Layla by her head, Sienna drives knees into the midsection of Lockhart!
SG1: Sienna has ground Layla to a halt in the ring, those knees are taking the wind out of Layla’s sails, literally, and Sienna isn’t done yet! She takes a couple steps back…RUNNING KNEE LIFT! Layla is knocked up against the top rope, but wait…Sienna catches her…DDT! What a combination from Sienne “Unfuckwithable” Jade! Layla was just spiked into the mat! The Witch Hunter is in a heap, Sienna may have this one all locked up…she goes for the pin, again, driving that forearm over the bridge of Layla’s nose…
Layla manages to just kick out! Sienna slaps the mat in frustration, but the official is telling her it was only two. Alicia, Sienna had this match wrapped up!
Alicia Amby: Maybe she did, but Layla is still very much in this match….ROLLUP! As Sienna was arguing with the referee Layla managed to roll her up in a school girl! The Referee gets into position!
Kickout! Sienna is furious, and comes running at Layla with reckless abandon! Headscissors from Layla, Sienna is flailing wildly in the ring as Layla is building momentum once again, and the crowd is getting behind her!
Crowd: LAY-LA! LAY-LA! LAY-LA!
SG1: These people need to shut up, they’re distracting Sienna! Laya sends Sienna to the ropes with an Irish whip…BOTTLEROCKET! Layla hit the spear off the rebound! Layla is looking to finish! She pulls Sienna to her feet and slips to ber back, clutching Jade’s wrist, looks like she has some sort of straight jacket hold…DREAMFINDER! NO! Sienna just barely managed to block that ripcord knee! She got her free arm up just in time to stop the connection to her face, that would have been it for Sienna! Layla tires to hit the ropes, but Sienna has her wrist now…WITCH’S HAMMER! The forearm shot leveled Layla, who is splayed out on the mat, Alicia!
Alicia Amby: It certainly doesn’t look good for Layla, Sienna looks to be finished with her opponent now…Jade pulls her into position…RDG! The Fisherman suplex plants Layla, and the referee gets into position!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, your winner by pinfall, SIIIIIIIEEEEEENNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDEEEEEEEE!
(“F.U.U.” by Dream Wife plays as Sienna grabs her tag title and makes her way back up the ramp.)
(Camera heads backstage. Raven Roberts is sitting in the backstage area watching the show on monitors and adjusting the tape on her knee from where Remi had injured her last week. Suddenly a side door slams open and Remi McQueen walks through followed closely by Flannery McCoy. Raven stands to her feet and braces herself for a fight as the two approach, Flannery moving in front of Remi.)
Flannery McCoy: Remington, stop! If you touch her I’ll have to fire you!
(Remi stops short and looks at Flannery. Her face looks like something from a horror movie with both eyes black, a white gauze pad over her right eye and a jagged line stitched starting roughly mid brow and running down into her right cheek. Her shoulders are heaving in rage. She smirks as she grabs a pipe leaning against the wall and swings it, hitting the monitor that Raven was watching, and sending a shower of sparks shooting out.)
Flannery: Jesus, Remi!
(Continuing her rampage, Remi smashes the pipe against several other monitors and speaker boxes, destroying them all, all the while Raven watches on, amused at Remi’s outburst. Consumed by rage, however, Remi doesn’t seem to notice as she smashed through the table that the monitor had been sat on before finally throwing down the pipe, shaking in anger. Raven, not bothered by Remi’s display, pulls out her cell phone and begins scrolling through her feed only for it to be snatched from her hands and smashed against the floor by Remi.)
Raven: You bitch!
(Raven balls her fists but Flannery speaks up.)
Flannery: You can’t touch her either, Raven, you know what Kendra said!
(Raven calms herself a bit and looks at Flannery.)
Raven: Fine, but between Remi and Layla someone is going to start paying for my broken phones!
(Flannery starts to answer but is cut off when Remi picks up a broken monitor and throws at across the room with a scream of rage. The monitor bounces off the fender of a forklift, the sight of which stops Remi in her tracks. She is stopped by Flannery, however.)
Flannery McCoy: Remi, calm down! Look at yourself! You’re gonna be arrested or worse if you keep this up…
Raven (with a smirk): Yeah, Remi, calm down!
(Flannery, hand on Remi’s chest, snaps around to face Raven.)
Flannery: You shut up! If it wasn’t for the fact I thought she wouldn’t stop, I’d let her go. You’re a liability at best in my eyes right now, injuring people like you do, so stop antagonizing! (She turns back to Remi whose right eye is twitching terribly.) Remi, stop this, please. Think about your future!
(Remi stops at this and gives a hard look to Flannery.)
Remi: My future? Flannery, Raven broke my future’s neck. I don’t have a future anymore. The only thing I have left is hurting her…(Remi points at Raven who smiles smugly.)
Raven: Oh? Little ol’ me? That’s cute. Because I recall you saying the most important thing to you is gold. So what do you want more? My blood? Or my belt? Because I already know, if I lay a hand in you, I get my championship stripped from me and I’m fired. But if you lay a hand on me, you also lose your shot at me and your goddamn job. No more titles. No more legally sanctioned fights to get that trademark “grrrrrrr face” anger out of you. Bloodthirsty? Or gold-thirsty? What’s it gonna be?
(Remi looks between Raven and Flannery trying to decide)
(Remi shoves last Flannery and lunges but Flannery grabs her by the back of the collar and yanks her back)
Flannery: RAVEN! LEAVE! NOW!
(Raven looks on with a knowing smile before grabbing the New Breed Championship off a nearby table and walking off. Remi watches her, seething, as Raven looks back with a wave before walking out of sight.)
Flanner: Remi, you just have to hold on a bit longer. Please, don’t make me do this.
(Remi looks up, steam almost visible from her nose)
Remi: That was the exit she went through right? (Flannery nods) And that over there was her dressing room from tonight? (Flannery nods again, but with a raised eyebrow)
(Remi climbs into the forklift and turns the key still in the ignition. She clutches the throttle and lurches it forward, crunching over the remainder of the monitor. She drives it full force into the wall of what was until moments ago Raven’s dressing room. The crash can be heard through the arena)
Flannery: REMI! WHAT IN THE F—K?!?
(Remi climbs out from the rubble, brushing drywall off her jacket)
Remi: I have money. Send me the bill.
(She then walks back to her dressing room to grab her bags and leave)
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( Return to the arena. )
Cori: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!
(“Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin hits as Torhild Vinter makes her entrance, scowling at the fans as she goes)
Cori: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Lillehammer, Norway by way of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 202 pounds… TOOOORRRHHHIILLDD VVIIINNTTEERRRRR!!!!!!
Alicia: Torhild is a monster of a woman. You always have to fear for anyone who steps in the ring with her.
SG1: Well… almost anyone…
(“Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne feat. Kendrick Lamar hits the speakers as Cleopatra makes her entrance with the Vixen’s World Championship strapped around her waist)
Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 107 pounds… EAW Hall of Famer… CLLLEEEEEOOOOPPAAATTTRRRAAAAA!!!!!
SG1: With Cloud gone for the moment, Cleo has declared herself the true World Champion of Empire.
Alicia: Given her history and record with the company and our reigning World Champ out of action, it’s hard to argue with her. Let’s see how she handles a woman like Torhild Vinter.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: Cleo moves in with a smirk on her face and Torhild charges! BIG BOOT! NO! Cleo slides underneath and pops up behind Torhild! Jumps up into a stranglehold double knee backbreaker! Torhild’s spine bent horribly with that move! And now the CLEO LOCK IS LOCKED IN!
Alicia: Torhild is strong but this straight jacket choke is deadly! Torhild clawing every which direction but can’t seem to find an escape! The referee is asking but Torhild refuses to tap out! But she’s slipping! The referee checks her… TORHILD IS PASSED OUT! The referee calls for the bell!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori: Here is your winner by submission… CLEEEEOOOOPPAATTRRRAAAAA!!!!!!
(Cleo has her hand raised and grabs the Vixen’s World Championship, holding it in the air)
SG1: Cleo wants everyone to know, she hasn’t lost a step and she’s here to take back what she believes is hers.
Alicia: She just made a woman who weighs 95 pounds more than her pass out in a matter of moments. I’d say she’s well on her way.
(Camera fades as Cleo mouths “I AM THE CHAMPION”)
(Commercial for PETA’s save the animals fundraiser, featuring Ahren Fournier wearing a mink fur coat, leather pants, and snakeskin boots)
(Camera returns to the arena, where “Raise Hell” by Dorothy hits the sound system and Daisy Thrash makes her entrance out to the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Corie: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Corie: Introducing first, hailing from Seattle, Washington, DAIIISYYYYYY THRAAAAAAAAASHH!!!
( ‘I Am The Animal’ by Will Ryan starts to play after Daisy is ready and situated in the ring. Sazae Hangaku makes her entrance out to the ring, starting down her opponent with unbreaking eye contact on her way there. )
Corie: Her opponent, from Yomi-no-Kuni, she is the Cannibal of Shibuya, SAZAEEEEE HANGAKU!!!!
Alicia: This match comes with the opportunity presented to both women to prove themselves in a contest that I would say, SG, is an even match up!
SG1: I definitely rank Thrash and Hangaku around the same level, both women have proven to possess extraordinary talent and an incredibly high ceiling, so I’ve got the sense this match is really going to ultimately come down to skill and experience before physical prowess.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Alicia: Daisy and Sazae close in on each other and Sazae lets off couple of kick attempts, dodged by Daisy Thrash each time. Daisy lunges for the arm and applies a standing hammerlock. Standing switch from Sazae, but Daisy stomps on the boot of her opponent and brings Sazae down to the mat for an armdrag! Sazae recovers — and blasts Daisy with a front dropkick! Daisy recovers, and is taken back down by a running hip attack! This sends Daisy rolling to a corner, and Sazae wants to come back after her but the referee promptly intervenes.
SG1: Sazae Hangaku is beckoning Daisy Thrash to come at her with some offense, and Daisy pulls herself up using the corner only to rush out of it and circle the ring with her opponent again… Daisy shoots for the waistlock, but Sazae holds her ground and turns her back to Thrash, allowing Daisy Thrash to hoist her up and over with a mat slam! Daisy with the rear waistlock hoists Sazae up from the mat, but Sazae counters with a knee to the back of the hamstring, and is looking to APPLY A ROLLING KNEE BAR!!!! But Daisy Thrash is fighting desperately to turn herself, and eventually she does, damn near standing on her head and delivering a boot to the jaw! Daisy back up, DISCUS LARIAT FROM SAZAE! COMBAT ROLL EVASION from Daisy Thrash, and Daisy whips Sazae into the ring ropes, followers her to the ropes and delivers a RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE!!! That knocks Sazae through the ropes and has her tumbling down to the apron and down again to ringside!
( Daisy Thrash mocks Sazae’s beckoning call from before. )
Alicia: Sazae Hangaku slaps the ringside mat in frustration at herself, Daisy got the best of her on that exchange and the two of them know it. Sazae re-enters the ring and closes into Daisy Thrash yet again… WILD REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE MISS FROM SAZAE! Daisy dodged that one by a hair, and now a rear waistlock into a STRAIGHT JACKET DISCUS ELBOW SMASH!!! NOBODY HOME, SAZAE DUCKS AND COUNTERS WITH THE ROLL UP!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
SG1: Kick out there! BUT AS DAISY ROLLS THROUGH THE ROLL UP, SAZAE DELIVERS A LOW SUPERKICK STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JAW! THAT MIGHT HAVE ROCKED DAISY TO SLEEP, AND IT SURE AS HELL AIN’T NO LULLABY! THERE’S A COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO-
Alicia: Daisy Thrash still in this, shooting the shoulder up in time! That was a nasty kick to the face delivered by ‘The Neon Oni’, and Daisy is a bit stunned off of that one, trying to get her wits about her. Daisy again uses the corner for support, but this time Sazae delivers some fast and furious stomps to the chest and rib cage area, prompting the referee to count away! When the ref’s count reaches four, Sazae stops and pulls Daisy out of the corner, only to cradle her in her arms, swap positions and LOOK FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLEX TO THE CORNER!!! But Daisy counters by firing off with a forearm! Now a spin kick to the midsection! Daisy backs into the ropes — Sazae catches her against the ropes with a running knee lift to the chest! Snapmare to the mat! PENALTY KICK STRAIGHT TO THE SPINE!!! THAT ONE HAS DAISY WRITHING IN PAIN! As Daisy painstakingly rolls away, Sazae sprints over to the corner and hops up to the second rope… and TAKES OFF WITH A DIVING ELBOW DROP STRAIGHT TO THE CHEST! Another lateral press after that!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: Daisy Thrash still in this! Sazae Hangaku not letting up that easily, but kudos to Thrash for pushing through it. Sazae stands up and delivers a rope-assisted knee drop to the skull! This causes Daisy to roll away from the ropes near the center of the ring. Daisy wants to recover now but Sazae is making Daisy work for every inch, applying the knee to the center of the back and yanking back both arms with a bow and arrow looking submission. The crowd is willing Daisy on, and Daisy’s got her teeth clamped and her jaw clenched but is fighting with everything she can to get herself out of that submission hold! We have seen Daisy Thrash have her endurance and her stamina tested in the past, we have seen her have to fight her way out of perilous situations in order to obtain victory, and we are seeing it again from the Razorblade Snowflake who is using all of the strength and power within her to summon up enough leverage!!!!
Alicia: Daisy has made it to a knee, and Sazae snaps in a snug headlock…… wearing Daisy down more and more using all of her own strength! It takes two to tango, and it takes a lot out of both parties whenever a submission is applied. Daisy now manages to SHOULDER ROLL AND FLING SAZAE OFF OF HER! Sazae recovers — DAISY SOMEHOW SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING WITH A CORKSCREW EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! That knocks Sazae into the corner with a hard thud! And now Daisy drops to a knee, catching her breath, waiting for Sazae to pull herself up… DAISY GOES RIGHT BACK AT HER WITH AN STO INTO THE CORNER!!! THAT SLAMMED THE HEAD OF SAZAE BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLE PAD, AND NOW DAISY FOLLOWS UP WITH SOME MUD HOLE STOMPS OF HER OWN! It’s like the two are going tit for tat with certain gestures–
SG1: I noticed that too Alicia and I’m all for it! It’s their competitive fire! Daisy climbs up to the second rope now and looks to deliver a CANNONBALL DROPKICK! ROPE-AIDED SWINGING DROPKICK INTO THE SEATED SAZAZE! Not yet! Sazae cuts her off, shooting to her feet and catching Daisy on her shoulders… walking out of the corner… PERHAPS LOOKING FOR A POWERBOMB???
Alicia: DAISY COUNTERS WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OF HER OWN!!! DAISY COUNTERS WITH THE CODE RED, FORCING SAZE TO LAND RIGHT ON HER SHOULDERS!!! NOW SHE COUPLES IT WITH THE PIN!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: KICK OUT! Daisy and Sazae recover at relatively the same speed, with Sazae in a lot of pain on her shoulder areas as she’s holding that right shoulder! Sazae attempted to stand but collapses to a knee just holding that bad shoulder and arm area… and DAISY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES WITH THE SHINING WITCH!!!! MASSIVE SHINING WIZARD, NEARLY POPPING THAT SHOULDER OUT OF PLACE!!! DAISY THRASH FOLLOWS UP WITH THE GATOR ROLL, AND TRANSITIONS INTO THE DAISY CHAIN!!!! MUTA LOCK APPLIED ON SAZAE HANGAKU!!!! IS SHE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD ON MUCH LONGER???
Alicia: NO SHE ISN’T! SAZAE TAPS OUT!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Raise Hell” by Dorothy comes back on, and the referee holds up Daisy Thrash’s arm before tending to Sazae Hangaku. )
Corie Simmons: Here is your winner… DAISYYYY THRAAAAAAAAAASH!!!
Alicia: I think Daisy Thrash is finding a strategy that works for her SG1!
SG1: You think so?
Alicia: Yep! I’ve been paying close attention, and from what I can tell Daisy is learning to give certain attacks everything she has and capitalize on whatever part of her opponent she can weaken! Daisy knew that Code Red was delivered with a ton of emphasis, so now all it took was targeting that area and the match was over before you know it!
SG1: I think you’re right Alicia, good call there. It was that Code Red that did it for her, she’s gotta use that more often because boy was it affected! Sazae Hangaku is going to be checked up on by our medical professionals, but congratulations to Ms. Thrash for a nice clean win following a very competitive match up!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
(“Make A Move” by Icon For Hire hits the speakers and the crowd erupts with boos as Raven Roberts walks out with the EAW New Breed Championship over her shoulder. She wears a forest green tight waisted sundress and wedge sandals. White tape can be seen wrapped around her right knee. She smirks at the crowd as she soaks in their disgust for her)
SG1: The first woman in history to win the New Breed Championship has requested time to address the EAW Universe and the decisions made by management last week on Dynasty.
Alicia: Whatever she has to say, I’m sure it will be… “tasteful”…
(Raven adjusts the title belt on her shoulder and walks her way down to the ring. She climbs in and the music fades out as she is handed a microphone)
Raven: Well, I’m sure there’s some of you who aren’t too happy to see me able to walk tonight.
(The crowd boos the Amazon as she smirks in the ring)
Raven (sarcastically): Thank you. It’s your love and support that pushes me forward.
(She pretends to wipe a tear from her eye as the boos from the crowd intensify. She then laughs and milks the hatred until it dies down)
Raven: Last week, I was asked to pay a little visit to Friday Night Dynasty, and despite my condition, I complied like the true champion that I am. Ryan Wilson decided he wanted his big moment to shine so he decided he was going to come and challenge me directly. He wants a shot at my title. But me? I had bigger ideas in mind. I wanted to put my Championship on the line against the best I could get. Because this ( she holds up the New Breed Championship before placing it back on her shoulder ) is meant to represent the very best of the New Breed. It’s meant to represent those who will carry this company in the future. It’s meant to signify future World Champions and Hall of Famers. But for far too long it has meant none of that and has been placed around the waists of inferior competitors who used it as an excuse to call themselves something great. These men stepped up and each one of them added more and more fuel to the fire that made this belt into a company wide joke. What’s the old phrase? Anything you boys can do, I can do better, backwards, and in high heels?
(Raven grins as she takes the title off of her shoulder and looks at it, like a mother to a child)
Raven: I’m the first woman to win this belt. I’m the first person to bring it properly to the Empire trophy case. They say I should be happy with that alone. But I’m not. If I was, I’d be just like the men who held it before me. No. I’m going to restore this title to what it once was. That’s my passion. That’s my drive. IF someone ever manages to take this title from me, it will for damn sure mean something. That’s why I wanted to defend against someone with the reputation of Erebus Jennings. And that’s why I didn’t want Ryan Wilson getting in my way. But no, Ryan had to have his way. Now I have been “MANDATED” by HRDO and StarrStan to defend this belt against Ryan in two days time at Operation: Doomsday.
(The smile fades from Raven’s face and she suddenly looks angry and full of fire)
Raven: Mr. Wilson, you’ve made a marvelous mistake. You got management involved here. Now I’m being forced into giving you a title shot. And all the while you’re probably busy gassing yourself up and convincing yourself that you’re gonna win. Well, I have news for you.
(The camera zooms in and Raven looks into it without blinking, venom in her voice)
Raven: I don’t like being told what to do. So, Ryan… you did it. You have my attention. And that’s something you’re going to regret.
(Raven stares into the camera seething for a moment before taking a deep breath and gathering herself)
Raven: But that’s all Dynasty business. And let’s face it, after Operation: Doomsday, it will be just another victory under my belt and I’ll bring my title right back home with me to Empire. And here waiting for me will be my bestest fwiend in da whole wide world… Remi McQueen.
(Crowd pops big for Remi’s name but Raven cuts them off)
Raven: Yes yes yes, I know. She’s just the worst. But I’ll tell you what. Remi holds a title defense over me and she is damn sure to lord that win over my head. Kendra Shamez has already decided that Remi and I will be facing off at Bloodletter after our… moment… last week.
(Raven shifts on her taped knee and she brushes her hair to show where her ear lobe was stitched back together)
Raven: So if we already have a match and I am on my crusade to restore the New Breed title, why not also take away Remi’s chance to say she defended her title against me, by putting my Championship on the line against her at Bloodletter?
Crowd: YES! YES! YES!
Raven: SHUT UP! I’m not done talking.
(The crowd boos as Raven continues)
Raven: At Bloodletter, it will be Remi McQueen against Raven Roberts for the New Breed Championship. And after I defeat Remi, again, and keep this title around my waist, AGAIN, maybe some of you will stop doubting the fact that you are witnessing greatness unfold right in front of you.
(Raven drops the microphone and holds the title up in the air as the crowd drowns her in their disdain. She smiles bigger and bigger the louder they get. Camera fades as she exits the ring to no music, just the chorus of boos)
(Commercial for Operation: Doomsday, this Saturday on the EAW Network!)
( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( Return to the ring, Corie Simmons is standing by under a spotlight with a big smile on her face. )
Corie Simmons: Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back! This is your main event match of the evening! In this match there will be no time limit…and it’s scheduled for the best two out of three falls with the winner of the match walking away as the Elite Answers Wrestling SPECIALIST CHAMPION!
(The crowd reacts loudly with a positive response to this announcement as “All Star” by Smash Mouth plays through the arena announce system. Harlow Reichert makes her way out in her usual ring attire. She then begins skipping toward the ring.)
Alicia: Harlow Reichert, someone who has vastly improved over the last several weeks, coming away with incredible triumphs to include last week’s affair that saw her come away with a victory over the Young Lioness Cup Holder, Clara Lovelace to earn this shot at the Specialist Championship! Her heart was questioned at first when she arrived! People questioned if she had what it took, perhaps even she herself did just the same. But opinions are slowly changing, and with this match, especially if she can win the Specialist Championship, there would be nobody that could question her heart any longer!
(Harlow is shown skipping around the ring and holding her hand out as it slaps hands with some fans as she makes her way around to the ring steps.)
SG1: I concur with you there, Alicia! Both Harlow and the champion, Tyler Wolfe, do have some history before this that many don’t know about that they revealed this week to the EAW audience. Both ladies did go through our Performance Center tryouts having faced one another during that period. So these two aren’t exactly complete strangers to each other!
(“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies as Tyler Wolfe makes her way out on the stage. She holds up the EAW Specialist Championship as she gets a negative reaction. She smirks at this. She wears a leather vest over her upper ring wear attire. Tyler begins making her way down toward the ring.)
Alicia: And the champion…The Big Bad Wolfe! She’s already one of the best on the Empire brand, and she’s getting better all the time! After having defended the Specialist Championship in the Winner Take All match against The Pride along with the Jaded Hearts who defended the Empire Tag Team Championships in the same match! This will be her second defense! But will she be successful? Can she show the poise in key situations as she did in winning the title? Over time these questions can certainly be answered, but her quest to be known as one of the best Specialist champions continues here tonight!
SG1: Indeed those questions can be answered if she can successfully defend her title, but she may be taking Harlow a little lightly here based on how she’s smirking at Harlow. Perhaps already trying to play mind games as she holds up her title once more in the ring!
Corie Simmons: This match will be contested under standard rules. Introducing the competitors. First in the right corner…She is the CHALLENGER!….She hails from Christ Church, New Zealand…weighing in at 155lbs….She’s known as ‘Miss No F’s Given’….HARLOW REICHERT!!!
(Harlow takes a step forward and poses after being announced and eyes Tyler’s Specialist Championship.)
Corie Simmons: And introducing next…her opponent…She is the CHAMPION…hailing from Sydney, Australia…Weighing in at 153lbs….She’s known as the ‘Big Bad Wolfe’…THE EAW SPECIALIST CHAMPION….TYLER WOLFE!!!
(Tyler steps forward holding her title up high with a cocky smirk, full of confidence on her face as she does. The referee now takes the belt from Tyler Wolfe and holds it up for everyone to see.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Alicia: Well the bell has sounded! These two ladies look ready to go! It’s so different, SG1, to see Harlow Reichert who just a few weeks ago looked like she was well on her way to being washed clear off this roster and straight out of this company! Now she’s in a title match with the champion, Tyler Wolfe! It’s really unbelievable how things can turn at the drop of a hat just like that! And finally a tie up by Tyler and Harlow here! And a headlock followed up by a take down by the champion, Tyler Wolfe! But let’s not forget about the champion for even a moment! Tyler Wolfe has applied her craft from all the way back in the independents, bleeding buckets in bingo halls! Real wrestling hard knocks to be sure, SG1! And now she reigns as the current EAW Specialist Champion! Now Harlow trying to inch her way back to a knee where Tyler still has the headlock cinched in! Now Tyler brings Harlow right back down but this time Harlow uses her upper body strength to roll the champion on her shoulders! Her shoulders are on the mat! But Tyler rolls through releasing Harlow in the process! Both ladies quickly up to their feet! Tyler with a clothesline attempt that’s ducked by Harlow! Harlow with the whip of Tyler who reverses and sends Harlow to the ropes but Harlow hangs on and slides out of the ring to the outside before Tyler Wolfe could strike her with an attack! Smart thinking by the challenger! Tyler gesturing with her hand for Harlow to get back in the ring! Harlow sticks her index finger up wagging it from side to side as she struts around the ring just taking her time here!
Harlow: I ain’t like those other gullible little tricks! I’m Miss No F***S Given! And I don’t give any about what you say miss champ-i-one!
SG1: I don’t know what to make of this! Harlow talking trash to Tyler Wolfe! I don’t know how good of an idea that actually is, but I’m sure we’re bound to find out one way or the other! The referee up to the count of six here! Harlow at the apron still talking trash to Tyler who has her arms outstretched as if to say “WTH????” as Harlow climbs up on the apron with support of the ropes! Tyler goes to grab for Harlow but Harlow with a shoulder block to the midsection that took the champion by surprise! Harlow quickly steps back through the ropes as Tyler holds her midsection! Harlow grabs Tyler from behind but Tyler with a back elbow to the jaw of Harlow that sends Harlow staggering! Now Tyler Wolfe looking for a Saito Suplex but Harlow fights out and delivers a precise knee lift to the midsection of Tyler! Tyler keels over to a knee! Harlow with a leaping lariat but Tyler moves away and out of the crossfire for the moment! Harlow turns around right into a running headscissors takedown that brings Harlow down to the canvas! Harlow back to her feet though! Tyler with a running European uppercut that sends Harlow staggering back! Tyler Wolfe rushes in on the follow up but Harlow side steps Tyler who crashes into the corner! Harlow quick on the attack to capitalize on the mistimed move by Tyler! Hard forearm smashes repeatedly by Harlow Reichert and Tyler staggers forward right into a FACEBREAKER THAT SENDS TYLER FLYING BACK INTO A SITTING POSITION AT HARLOW’S MERCY! NOW STOMPS BY HARLOW TO THE CHAMPION! Tyler having had enough for the moment blocks a few more attempts from Harlow before finally fighting her way out of the crosshairs of the feisty challenger and smartly making her way to the outside! Tyler on the outside walking slowly right here in front of our announce table! And now it’s Harlow taunting Tyler from inside the ring this time as she gestures with her hand for Tyler to bring it, mocking Tyler from earlier! The champion just shaking her head! You can see the frustration building on the face of Tyler already as she paces around still outside as Harlow continues to mock Tyler with a pretend to pout gesture! Tyler can’t like this at all as she finally slides back into the ring!
Alicia: You can see the mind games of Harlow…they might actually be working! You gotta wonder if she was coached in any way going into this of how to perhaps get into the head of the champion who’s known for her intense and rather volatile personality! She doesn’t like to play games! She’s doesn’t have the support of the Jaded Hearts out here, she’s all on her own! Could be advantage challenger here in that respect! Both ladies pace the ring now! Both ladies lock up again! Both trying to use whatever strength they can muster to push the other back, but neither gaining any ground on the other as both continue to try but to no avail before finally letting up! Tyler decides to taunt Harlow by smirking and extending her arms outward in a pose! WHOA! MISS NO F***S GIVEN JUST GAVE TYLER THE MIDDLE FINGER! The crowd loves it as Tyler looks on at Harlow with utter surprise! Both circle the ring again! Now both going in on the other to tie up but Tyler instead side steps the challenger who grabs at air AND A HARD CLOSED FIST RIGHT TO THE EXPOSED FACE OF HARLOW! Harlow stumbles slightly while holding her face! Tyler gestures at Harlow again, telling Harlow to bring it! Harlow lunges at Tyler and strikes with a kick to the midsection of the Big Bad Wolf! Now Tyler right back with a kick of her own to the midsection of Harlow! Tyler coming at Harlow but Harlow anticipated well and uses Tyler’s momentum to send her over the top rope where she meets the floor! Harlow slides out of the ring to meet Tyler who’s back up! AND A STIFF KNIFE EDGED CHOP BY HARLOW! SHE’S GOING TO WORK ON THE CHEST OF THE CHAMPION WITH EVERYTHING SHE’S GOT! TYLER WOLFE STAGGERING BACK! SHE’S STUNNED! BUT LOOK AT THIS! THE CHAMPION SHAKES OFF THE EFFECTS! TYLER WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM CHARGES AT HARLOW! SHE’S HAD ENOUGH AND USES HER MOMENTUM TO TAKE HER AND HARLOW RIGHT INTO THE RING STEPS! HARLOW’S BACK FELT ALL OF IT! Tyler clearly tired of all Harlow’s antics, she’s now trying to assert her dominance! Tyler grabs up Harlow now still here on the outside is both ladies! The referee giving lots of leeway here not really looking for the ten count at this time AND HARLOW DROPPED ON THE BARRICADE! HEADBUTT BY TYLER THAT NEARLY SENDS HARLOW FALLING INTO THE SEA OF HUMANITY JUST BEYOND THE BARRICADE! NOW CLUBBING BLOWS BY TYLER TO THE BACK OF HARLOW! LOTS OF PUNISHMENT NOW BEING DISHED OUT BY THE CHAMPION! Tyler rolls Harlow back into the ring and wastes no time in sliding in herself right behind! Tyler now grabbing the arms of Harlow and pulling them back as she stomps away with force behind each blow! Joint Limb manipulation and Harlow yelling out after each stomp to her back area!
Harlow: Ahh! Dammit! F*** you! Ahhh!!
SG1: Now Tyler kneels down and now applies a camel clutch on Harlow! The referee checking with Harlow who ignores the referee as she reaches her arm out toward the ropes but she’s nowhere near them! Tyler with a few more clubbing blows to the head of Harlow before going back to the camel clutch hold! But Harlow showing her strength here as she starts inching closer to the ropes! Harlow reaching out but she’s still just out of reach! She inches closer and now she has the ropes! Referee starts counting and Tyler let’s go at three and then stands up and grabs Harlow up slightly and begins choking Harlow on the second rope! The referee begins his count again! Tyler let’s up at four! Tyler backs up now and now she runs and rebounds off the ropes on the opposite side and comes back with HARD KNEE TO THE BACK OF HARLOW REICHERT! Harlow goes down holding her back! But Tyler not relenting as she comes at Harlow again! Rapid fire knee strikes to the head now of Harlow! Repeatedly the champion launching these vicious hard knee strikes to the head! MY GOD TO THE FACE OF HARLOW! AND ANOTHER! THAT ONE RIGHT TO THE BRIDGE OF HER NOSE! NOW TYLER GRABBING HARLOW WITH FORCE AND RUNNING HER IN A CIRCLE FOR EXTRA ADDED LEVERAGE AND SENDS HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE RINGPOST! HARLOW’S SHOULDER ABSORBED ALL OF THAT! TYLER PULLS THE LIMP BODY OF HARLOW REICHERT OUT OF THE CORNER AND SHE HAS HER UP! AND DOWN SHE GOES! BROKEN BITCH! BROKEN BITCH! THE X-PLEX!!! Tyler signaling that that’s it! Tyler picks Harlow up but clearly she’s out of it! Ugh! She’s busted at her nose! It could be broken, Alicia! BAD BITCH BAPTISM!!! The reverse piledriver hold into the double knee facebreaker! Tyler with the cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Corie Simmons: The winner of the first fall….TYLER WOLFE!!!…Both Tyler Wolfe and Harlow Reichert have exactly two minutes of recovery time before this match is re-started!!!
Alicia: Well round one goes to the champion, SG1! Harlow Reichert tried to assert herself early! She tried the mind games with the champion! But it seemed to be only a matter of time that once Tyler got her bearings back about her showing the poise that you need to as a champion in this company, she was able to turn things around! And once she finally got passed the antics of Harlow Reichert things quickly started to go in the champions favor, and she’s now just one fall away from retaining her title! Harlow with just under a minute left before the match is restarted trying to pull herself up with the ropes in an effort to ready herself but ugh! Oh god! Her nose is definitely busted here! Blood has streaming down her face and chin onto her attire! The Champion looks on but not with arrogance or cockiness but determination! She wants to finish this! She wants to finish Harlow Reichert someone she feels shouldn’t be in this title fight with her! And the referee signals that it’s time for the match to begin again! And here the champion comes charging right at Harlow! Going right for the face of Harlow! Harlow trying to block these strikes to the face from the champion! High knee lift to the midsection by Tyler to Harlow! Thrust kick sends Harlow into the corner! And another that knocks Harlow down to a seated position! Tyler Wolfe backing up setting up for something! HERE SHE COMES! TYLER FLIES AT HARLOW WITH DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE! RUNNING METEORA! AND HARLOW MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND AND THE CHAMPION MISSES HER TARGET! TYLER TRYING TO RISE BACK UP THE QUICKEST THAT SHE CAN! ROLL UP – THE SUPERKICK COMBO – ONE THAT STAGGERS THE CHAMPION INTO THE ROPES FOLLOWED UP BY ANOTHER THAT SENDS HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Harlow rubbing her face! She notices now! She’s sees her own blood! Look at her expression! The rage forming on her face! HARLOW CHARGING AT TYLER WOLFE WHO HASN’T YET GOTTEN BACK TO HER FEET!
Harlow: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YOU… F***KING BITCH!!!
SG1: HARLOW REIHERT HAS SNAPPED! OH MY GOD!! RAPID FIRE STRIKING CLOSED FIST PUNCHES FROM THE CHALLENGER TO THE CHAMPION!! HARLOW YANKING TYLER UP BY HER HAIR! HARLOW FORCES TYLER INTO THE CORNER! HARLOW SLUGGING AWAY AT THE CHAMPION! NOW TYLER COMING BACK WITH STRIKES TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF THAT CORNER! STIFF KNIFE EDGED CHOPS BY HARLOW TO THE CHEST OF TYLER! FOREARM SMASH BY HARLOW NOW! WOW! RAPID FIRE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! TYLER IS DAZED! HERE COMES HARLOW RUNNING CANNONBALL SENTON!! MY GOD! AND NOW A BOOT TO THE FACE TO THE SITTING DUCK THAT IS TYLER WOLFE! HARLOW BACK ON HER FEET AGAIN! SHE FORCES TYLER BACK TO HER FEET! THE BIG BAD WOLFE WORSE FOR WHERE HERE! HARLOW SITS TYLER UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! DAMN ALICIA I’M MORE AND MORE IMPRESSED BY THE STRENGTH OF HARLOW REICHERT EACH AND EVERY TIME I SEE HER NOW! SHE’S GOT THE CHAMPION FOR A…IT’S A SUPERPLEX!! SHE HIT’S IT! AND THE COVER BY HARLOW!
Ref: ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!
Alicia: And Tyler Wolfe kicks out! But she’s taken a huge beating in the last few minutes here after dominating the first fall! Harlow wiping at her busted nose as she sits up as Tyler Wolfe using the ropes to pull herself back up to a standing vertical base! Now both ladies are up standing! Both have intensity in their eyes! They have history as we’ve come to know! But this is for all the marbles and there’s no way either wants to see an opportunity like this pass them by so any respect at all has been put aside! Harlow coming right for Tyler but the Champion was ready for it! A kick to the midsection slows up Harlow! Tyler follows up with stiff forearm strikes to the head! Headbutt by Tyler dazes Harlow! Tyler whips Harlow but Harlow reverses the whip and sends Tyler to the ropes! LEAPING LARIAT BY HARLOW REICHERT AND OVER THE TOP ROPE GOES TYLER WOLFE! HARLOW RUNS OVER TO HOP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! WHAT’S SHE GONNA DO HERE! NO WAY! OH MY GOD! ASAI MOONSAULT BY HARLOW REICHERT ONTO TYLER WOLFE JUST AS TYLER WAS BACK TO HER FEET! WOW! AND THE CROWD LOVES IT! Both ladies down and again the referee being awfully generous here not offering a ten count! This crowd clearly wants to see a winner, but not by way of count out! Harlow and Tyler using each other for support to stand! Tyler throws a forearm at Harlow that connects! Now Harlow fires back with one that connects! And another forearm to the face delivered by Tyler to Harlow! Oh my! Headbutt by Tyler! UPPERCUT BY HARLOW! Tyler throws another forearm but Harlow dodges this attempt by Tyler! She grabs the Champion around her waist! WAIT A MINUTE! NO! DON’T DO THIS! NOT ON THE RAMP! OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX SENDS TYLER WOLFE FLIPPING AND FLYING AND LANDING HARD ON THE ENTRANCE RAMP!
SG1: MY GOD THAT HAD TO WRENCH THE BACK OF TYLER WOLFE! LOOK AT HER HOLDING HER BACK IN AGONY! Harlow grabs the weakened champion up! Harlow brings Tyler over to the nearby fans behind the steel gating area! Harlow grabbing Tyler by her hair and slamming her head into the steel gating and these rabid fans love it! Now Harlow continues to bring Tyler back toward the ring! Now at ringside Harlow whips Tyler into the ring steps! Harlow hops up on the apron! Tyler Wolfe trying to get back to her feet! She doesn’t see what’s about to take place here! Now she does as Harlow runs the apron and throws a vicious kick at Tyler! Apron kick connects by Harlow Reichert! Tyler Wolfe holding her chest yelling out in pain as she falls to her knees! Harlow hops off the apron and now grabs Tyler and rolls her into the ring! And the Challenger not far behind! Standing moonsault by Harlow onto Tyler! AND THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Alicia: And Tyler kicksout! Gracious gosh! The champion taking so much punishment! It’s been since Harlow realized what Tyler had did to her face that her mind, her adrenaline has gone to new levels and the champ folks has a had a hard time keeping her at Bay! Harlow going for Tyler as she looks to pick her up! No! Tyler was about to be elevated off the ground but she fights through and lands on her feet! Harlow goes for a clothesline! Tyler ducks it! NOW TYLER HAS HARLOW UP! AND DOWN HARLOW GOES! NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! THE MICHINOKU DRIVER! THE COVER BY TYLER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: AND HARLOW KICKS OUT! So close, the Champ almost retained on that occasion! It was that close to being over! This match already approaching the thirteen minute mark! Tyler picks up Harlow once more! She’s trying to finish this! She’s looking for the BAD BITCH BAPTISM! NO! BACKDROP BY HARLOW BEFORE TYLER COULD FURTHER EXECUTE THE MOVE! Tyler holding her back again as she tries to recover! Now Tyler back up but she’s met immediately by Harlow! Headbutt by Tyler! Forearms from Tyler! Harlow staggers back! Tyler whips Harlow to the ropes but Harlow reverses and sends Tyler to the ropes instead! Tyler ducks the clothesline by Harlow! Tyler holds on this time! Thrust kick by Tyler is ducked by Harlow! Harlow utilizes the ropes! PAIN! PAIN! BACKFLIP DDT ON THE CHAMPION! HARLOW COULD HAVE IT HERE! HARLOW STEPPING OUTSIDE ON THE APRON WHERE SHE CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! HARLOW BALANCING HERSELF! THE CROWD ON THEIR FEET! Harlow shrugs her shoulders bloodied face and all! The champion still down! HARLOW FLIES! WELP LET’S SEE HOW THIS GOES! CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS! IT CONNECTS ON THE CHAMPION! NOW THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Corie Simmons: The winner of the second fall making it ONE-ALL…..HARLOW REICHERT!!!….Both Tyler Wolfe and Harlow Reichert have exactly two minutes of recovery time before this match is re-started!
Alicia: One more fall to decide it all! This is it! Tyler Wolf and Harlow Reichert they’re both tied at one match a piece! The referee is letting both ladies get their wind back. They’ve got a little less than two minutes now before the match will be restarted again! Tyler Wolfe holding her midsection near her ribcage her left arm is holding her ribcage she’s pulling herself up with her other arm leaning against the ropes! That corkscrew moonsault might’ve did it! Not sure! It’s one-all though! Coming up whoever takes it the EAW specialist Championship is up for grabs! Will it be the champion Tyler Wolfe retaining or will we see a new Champion crowned in Harlow Reichert!!? The referee is now signaling for the match to begin again! Harlow Reichert with the busted nose that’s mostly stopped bleeding and the champion Tyler Wolfe now favoring her ribs and she holds on staying close to the ropes! The first two rounds ladies and gentlemen have been the tale of two different tapes! The first was a bit of both ladies trying to fill each other out trying to get a feel for one another as the match went on before the champion Tyler Wolfe began asserting her dominance which eventually led to her gaining the first fall with the Bad B**** Baptism on Harlow Reichert!
SG1: BUT late in the first round Harlow Reichert took a vicious knee to her face that may have broke her nose! Once the second round began Harlow finally started to get really aggressive and never really let up on the champion which led to the ending that we just witnessed moments ago that saw Harlow even this this thing up! Harlow and Tyler moving in on each other but you can tell already the champion is more cautious now as it’s ever so obvious she’s going to seek to protect her aching ribs on her right! And they lock up! European uppercut by Tyler! AND another! Harlow looks for a knife edged chop that Tyler ducks! A sleeper hold applied by Tyler but Harlow quickly works her way out and shoves Tyler to the ropes! Dropkick followed up by Harlow! NO! Tyler hangs on and Harlow misses her target! Tyler grabs the legs of Harlow and puts a boot to the mid section of Harlow! Tyler down on her knees and sending punishing closed fit shots to the left thigh of Harlow now and an elbow to the other thigh! Harlow yelps out in pain with each shot the champion strikes with!
Alicia: It’s obvious she is trying to take away the vertical base of the Challenger! Tyler back up! She grabs the left leg of Harlow! She stomps Harlow’s thigh with the boot hard relentlessly attacking the left thigh of Harlow! And another! Tyler back on her feet pacing as she holds her ribs slightly realizing a lot of her defense is going to rely on her offense and how much she can dish out without putting herself at further risk! Harlow rolling way holding her left thigh that took some punishment there! Tyler favoring her ribs but what a strategy deployed by the champion to the challenger and now Tyler backs Harlow into the corner! Tyler with a thrust kick to that hurt thigh of Harlow! And another! Harlow shoots back with a forearm but it’s not nearly enough to faze the champion who goes back to work on the left thigh of Harlow!
SG1: Harlow falls to a seated position in the corner! A boot to the throat of Harlow by the champion! It may be more of a methodical attack than usual but the champion doing what she can to keep the advantage! She’s putting leverage in on the throat of Harlow with that boot! The referee at the mandatory count of four! Now five! The referee now physically getting involved trying to pry Tyler away and finally she does move away! Tyler shoves the referee away then goes back to Harlow! BUT WAIT A MINUTE! Harlow pulls the champion in! Tyler Wolfe’s face just met the top turnbuckle! Harlow pulling herself up in the corner to sit on the top turnbuckle! Tyler turns around right into a modified tornado DDT! Harlow with the cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: And Tyler kicks out! The Big Bad Wolfe is still in it! We could have had a new champion right there!
Alicia: Tyler slowly sits up as is Harlow who’s having trouble getting back to a vertical base! The champion takes notice of this and starts getting back to her feet! Harlow almost back to her feet! Almost but she doesn’t see Tyler behind her! And a chop block from behind by the champion that takes the Challenger down! Tyler runs at Harlow and a soccer punt kick to the small of the back of Harlow! Harlow yells out and pain now!
SG1: Tyler once again grabbing for the arms of Harlow perhaps looking for joint limb manipulation here! But Harlow instinctively rolls thru and escapes and pulls the arm of Tyler Wolfe sending her stumbling through the ropes and out to the floor on to the outside! Harlow uses the ropes to quickly pull herself up! Harlow with the extra leverage from the ropes leaps over the top rope with a flying crossbody and landing on the champion! Closed fist strikes by Harlow to the head of Tyler Wolfe! Harlow standing up with support of the apron! Harlow limping looking around likely trying to figure out what to do next! Harlow grabs up Tyler Wolfe now by her hair and sends her face first into the barricade!
Alicia: Harlow now lifts Tyler up and drops her on the barricade! Her ribs connecting with the barricade! That unforgiving guard structure! Tyler yells out and pain! Harlow grabs Tyler in a bearhug position and then rams Tyler’s back into the apron! Harlow picks up Tyler again! Damn the strength of this woman! Her strength is so deceptive! Harlow walks towards steel ring post with Tyler in tow and now Harlow rams the back of Tyler into the ring post and now a fallaway slam delivered to the champion! Tyler yelling out in pain! Her ribs have to be on fire right now!
Ref: That’s enough Harlow! Let’s get it in the ring!
SG1: Harlow picks up Tyler and rolls her in to the ring! We’re approaching the twenty three minute mark of this match! Both ladies have to be exhausted! Running on fumes! Harlow hooks the legs of the champion!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRR-
Alicia: And it took more than usual for the champion to find her way out of that predicament! Harlow Reichert getting back to her feet slowly but surely with support of the ropes as is Tyler Wolfe but it’s clear Harlow has weakened the champion significantly! Could we be in for an upset!!? Harlow grabbing Tyler from behind and an elbow delivered to the head of Harlow by Tyler! And another! Harlow releases her hold on Tyler! Harlow looks for a clothesline that’s ducked by Tyler! Tyler has her! NO! Hard elbow delivered by Harlow now to the head of Tyler Wolfe! Super kick to Tyler that sends her staggering against the ropes! Another super kick by Harlow! NO! It’s ducked by Tyler! Tyler has Harlow! RELEASE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BY THE CHAMPION! Tyler holding your ribs as she’s slowly making her way over to where Harlow lays! Harlow slow to recover Tyler picks her up! She has her back up! AND YET ANOTHER RELEASE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX TO HARLOW REICHERT! MY GOD! Harlow nearly out of it! Tyler now really favoring her ribs! She’s going for Harlow again! But Harlow pulls Tyler in! Small package!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: Tyler Wolfe battles out again! Harlow and Tyler getting back to their feet! Tyler whips Harlow but Harlow reverses it and sends Tyler to the ropes! Tyler ducks the clothesline coming back! And coming back again both have the same idea and clothesline each other down to the canvas! The crowd showing their approval for both of these wonderful athletes!
Alicia: Both Harlow and Tyler have yet to rise trying to catch their breath! Trying to find their second wind! Harlow Reichert has gone well over the last fifteen minutes or so with that busted nose! She’s been limping around for the last several minutes! But she’s game she still alive! Tyler Wolfe who may have suffered a few cracked ribs or worse broken we just don’t know at this point! But she too has no doubt showin her toughness! Showing how much being champion means to her! Both ladies using the other the rise back up and a hard forearm by Tyler to the challenger! Harlow shoots right back with a stiff forearm the staggered the champion!
SG1: Harlow now picks Tyler off her feet and charges Tyler into the corner! Low thrust kick to the ribcage area! And another! And another! Headbutt by Tyler! SHOULDER BLOCK TO THOSE HURT RIBS BY HARLOW! UGH! OH GOD! AND ANOTHER! TYLER NOW HAS BLOOD SHOWING FROM HER MOUTH! NO DOUBT FROM THE PUNISHMENT HER RIBS ARE TAKING HERE! FOREARM TO THE FACE! AND ANOTHER! ANOTHER! HARLOW REICHERT COMING WITH EVERYTHING SHE HAS! TYLER WOLFE HAVING TROUBLE COVERING UP! TYLER FINALLY DUCKS A FOREARM AND MOVES BEHIND HARLOW! GERMAN SUPLEX BY TYLER WOLFE! HARLOW TAKEN DOWN ONCE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER SUPLEX! TYLER HAS HARLOW UP! SHE’S LOOKING TO TRY SOMETHING HERE! SHE’S GOING FOR THE BAD BITCH BAPTISM! NO! HARLOW FIGHTS OUT! SHE ALREADY WENT DOWN ONCE FROM THAT MOVE! A KICK TO RIBS! AND TYLER KEELS OVER IN OBVIOUS PAIN! HARLOW HAS HER! NO WAY!!! FATE’S END! FATE’S END! THE KIWI CRUSHER TO CHAMPION! HARLOW WITH THE COVER AND THE CROWD COUNTING WITH!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
( Crowd yells )
Alicia: SOMEHOW SOMEWAY THE CHAMPION IS STILL ALIVE! OH MY GOD! WE’RE NOW AT THE TWENTY FIVE MINUTES INTO THIS MATCH! BOTH LADIES ARE LAID OUT! BOTH HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AT THIS POINT! BOTH LADIES PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS! BUT WE STILL DON’T HAVE A WINNER HERE IN THE THIRD FALL MATCH! Harlow sits up first!
SG1: That look says it all! You can tell she’s tired! She’s exhausted! But she was trained for this! She knows what she has to do! It’s just a matter of doing it now! Tyler laid out still! Rolled up in the fetal position holding her ribs! God you can tell she needs attention! Cracked ribs, broken ribs it doesn’t matter when you are trying to wrestle hurt! I wouldn’t suspect their broken or she wouldn’t have been able to this long without referee’s having stopped this match! But champion in a bad a way and Harlow Reichert looking to take advantage!
Alicia: Tyler slowly gingerly rising up to her knees! Here comes Harlow! And shots to the midsection to Harlow by Tyler from the kneeling position! Tyler back to her feet! AND TYLER GRABS HARLOW AROUND THE WAIST AGAIN! SHE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER RELEASE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY! AND A KNEE TO THE RIBCAGE AND TYLER RELINQUISHES HER HOLD! HARLOW GRABS TYLER! FATE’S END! FATE’S END! THE KIWI CRUSHER! NO!!!! TYLER BATTLES OUT BEFORE HARLOW COULD FULLY GET INTO EXECUTING THE MOVE! BINGO HALL MASSACRE!!! THE CANADIAN DESTROYER!!! MY GOD WHAT A DEVASTATING MANEUVER!! TYLER WOLFE HOLDING HER RIBS….inching closer! She drapes an arm over Harlow!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies starts up as Tyler rolls off of Harlow. She lays on the canvas as she continues to favor her ribs. The referee only for a very brief moment holds her arm up to acknowledge her as the winner of the match. )
Corie Simmons: The winner of the third fall in the match….AND STILLLLLLLL EAW SPECIALIST CHAMPION!….TYYYYLLLLLERRRRR!!! WOLFFFFFFFEEEEEE!!!!
Alicia: Wow, SG1! That’s all you can really say at this point! Both ladies laid it all on the line for the right to walk away as the Specialist Champion! Each match had it’s intense moments, but this match overall shows you just how much these ladies are willing to give of themselves to show that they deserve just as much admiration and respect for what they do as the men!
SG1: Yes, indeed, Alicia! I second every last word! Tyler Wolfe is still the champion! She comes out on top, but I don’t think many people to include to Tyler herself expected that much of a fight as we saw from Harlow Reichert! Harlow came with everything she had! After the first fall found a rhythm! A knee that connected with her nose may have broke it but she kept fighting on! She showed that perhaps one day in the future she could be a champion herself! As far as I’m concerned I don’t think the toughness of Harlow can be questioned after this! What a match!
(Tyler Wolfe is shown making her way toward the ramp with the Specialist Championship. Harlow Reichert is shown slumped against one of the corner turnbuckles nearest to the announce table looking on overcome with exhaustion to really show anything else but a slight hint of disappointment. Tyler only slightly is able to raise her title with one arm while holding her ribs with just as much exhaustion shown upon her face. She even gets a mixed reaction from the crowd in attendance.)
Alicia: I’m Alicia Amby! This is the notorious SG1! Thank You very much for joining us for another exciting edition of Thursday night Empire! We’ll see you all next week as even more unfolds next time…on Empire!
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