( EAW Intro plays )
( A video package airs promoting the four day weekend takeover of Honolulu, Hawaii. It promotes the strong anticipation of EAW’s arrival, with the company making its first appearance on the island in its 11 and 1/2 year history. Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, is seen discussing the event, hailing it as a major cultural event. Local news reports are shown reporting that Aloha Stadium has been sold out for four straight days! We see fans being interviewed wearing the shirts and attire of some of their favorite Empire Elitists, speaking on how excited they are for the upcoming weekend of EAW events and what parts of Empire they are looking forward to the most. )
( “Girl Gang” by Leikeli47 plays along with the Empire opening music video. )
( The broadcast cuts open to Aloha Stadium, where pyro is blasting off from the stage, the tops of the arena, and the top of the canopy standing high over the ring. The camera pans through the crowd of Aloha Stadium where 50,000 fans are cheering with all of the energy inside of them, with many of them holding up their homemade custom signs. The Empire stage is modified slightly to fit a ‘Hawaiian’ theme, while retaining its core concept. )
( Screen Bar: Honolulu, HI )
SG1: ALOHA AND MAHALO TO THE EAW UNIVERSE AROUND THE WORLD, WELCOME EVERYONE TO THURSDAY NIGHT EMPIRE, WE ARE KICKING OFF FOUR INCREDIBLE DAYS OF EAW TELEVISION AS WE COME TO YOU LIVE FROM HONOLULU, HAWAII! “Your Friendly Neighborhood Vixen” SG1 here alongside the beautiful Alicia Amby — can you believe it Alicia? Four straight sold out days here in Aloha Stadium, with some of the best fans in the entire world in this building!
Alicia Amby: It’s been a hero’s welcome since we got off the plane SG! The people on this island are treating this weekend like it’s Pain for Pride!
SG1: Rightfully so, these poor Hawaiian fans have been waiting over ELEVEN YEARS for an EAW event and since they want to have their cake, we’re smashing it into their faces! Big night here to come including our main event where the past meets the future, as Cleopatra goes one on one with Andrea Valentine!
Alicia: And let’s not forget the Empire debut of the LEGENDARY “Dirti Diva”, Amber Keys stepping foot onto Empire for the first time ever to go one on one against a ready and rejuvenated Daisy Thrash!
( “Girl Gang” dies down… only to be replaced by “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar )
SG1: WOULD YOU LISTEN TO THIS PLACE!
( Cleopatra walks out to the stage proudly carrying her Vixens World Championship. She looks around at the huge crowd in Aloha Stadium, then continues her way to the ring. )
Cori Simmons: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the self-proclaimed VIXENS WORLD CHAMPION, CLEOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPAAATTRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Alicia: If there were a roof over this place it would have been blown wide off by now! What an ovation! It’s pretty hard to blame them though, Cleopatra has been a fixture on EAW television in the past and these fans while not being able to see her in person, have been dying for the opportunity to witness legends like Cleo in person!
SG1: Cleo is touting that Vixens World Title belt as if she’s actually the champion…that belt’s been retired for years now. I’m a fan of Cleo’s work as much as anyone else, but I wonder what her intentions are?
( “Mona Lisa” dies down and Cleo allows the fans to continue their cheers for a little while longer. )
Cleopatra: Thank you! Let me be the first to say, ALOHA, HONOLULU!
( The crowd gives a massive response. )
Cleopatra: It’s great to be here tonight, although I’m quite familiar with this place already, because I’ve spent plenty of my time in retirement on vacation down here spending plenty of time in Waikiki Beach. But it feels good not only to be back in an EAW ring, but it also feels good to be YOUR Vixens World Champion! It also feels good to be the ONE and ONLY World Champion on Thursday Night Empire!
( Cleo gets a mixed response for that, due to the subtle jab at the current Women’s World Champion. )
Cleopatra: Since — y’know — the other girl with “World Champion” next to her name is too busy getting herself suspended. I never had that problem, though. :shrug: While Matsuda is at home sitting on her ass like a scolded puppy, I’ve been filling in for every single one of her commitments in her absence. I’ve been doing the press runs, I’ve been doing the photo ops, I’ve been doing the radio interviews, podcasts, autograph signings, all of the champ stuff. And I’ve done it better than not only Cloud, but I’ve been doing it better than every World Champion in the HISTORY of Empire.
So if you ask me the only legitimate World Championship on this brand is the one that’s over my shoulder right now. This Vixens World Title is basically synonymous with my name — so much so that the mere fact that I even came out of retirement, means this championship comes out of retirement just by proxy. How’s that sound?
( Crowd cheers. )
Cleopatra: Alright I’m liking the response, so I’ll do you all even better: there’s a girl name Andrea Valentine who they’re supposed to be feeding me tonight. So since Cloud doesn’t know how to be an active, fighting champion… how about I face Andrea Valentine in the main event and make it the FIRST VIXENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH IN TWO YEARS?
( The crowd EXPLODES with a massive pop. )
Alicia: WHAT? CAN SHE DO THAT?
SG1: No…she can’t. She only thinks that she can.
Cleopatra: There we go! So it’s settled then, Cloudy is replaced just like her blue haired butt buddy got replaced, see how easy it is? It’s legends like me that keep the EAW machine running, which is why we command so much respect when we return. Now you would think naturally because I’m the greatest woman to ever hold this belt, my word would be gospel and I would actually start getting compensated fairly for the role that I play in carrying everybody else’s slack… but nope, Flannery and that other girl she has as her co-GM are too white knuckled to place me in the position that I deserve.
You want to know what I told Flannery when I first started negotiating my deal with Empire? I told her it’s either going to be Matsuda as the face of this brand, or it’s going to be me. And I gave her enough time to make enough of a deal, I told her that he best thing to do is to strip Matsuda of the Women’s World Championship, and let her fight to be a contender in my division. (Looks to the camera) Well Flan, I’m finished waiting honey. I don’t play second fiddle to anyone, especially not women who come from a less talented generation. There’s a reason why Matsuda is damn near the only one still signed from her crop of talent, and it’s because they all sucked.
I know what you’re doing Flannery, you’re trying to protect your little group of golden girls from getting exposed…well the wait is over my dear, and if you’re not going to give me what I want when I ask for it, I’m just going to have to put you on the spot.
( Cleopatra drops the mic and orders the camera to follow her. She steps through the drops, descends to ringside, and begins walking back up the ramp. )
Alicia: What does she mean by that?
SG1: I don’t know, but as much as I respect what Cleo’s done in EAW she’s coming off as more and more delusional. If you want to be a top contender then earn it like everyone else, but she can’t seriously expect to be handed World Championship status on the night back?
Alicia: Cleopatra feels like she can do whatever she wants.
( Cleopatra walks through the curtain and the camera follows her through a dark tunnel, into Gorilla, where HRDO, Ashten Cross, Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez are seated behind some computers with wireless headsets on. We also see several referees, trainers, road agents, and a few Empire Elitists standing by talking amongst themselves. Kendra and Flannery take their headsets off as Cleopatra confronts them. )
Cleopatra: So you guys going to finally grows some balls and give the champ what she deserves?
Flannery McCoy: Cleo please, can we not do this here?
Kendra Shamez: First of all —
Cleopatra: No no no no no spare me, alright? I just took a stadium full of people behind the curtain, and I can show them EVERYTHING that’s really going on if you’d like.
Kendra: Alright shut up for a second and listen alright? If you want me to be honest, I actually agreed with a lot of what you said until you started glorifying yourself again like you ALWAYS do. You think Flannery and I are going to bend to what you want just because you had some overrated reign back in 2012? Sorry, but there’s no Project EGO to protect your ass this time, and you aren’t the greatest Vixens Champion of all time, I AM.
Flannery: Kendra wait, let’s not make this any worse —
Cleopatra: OH PLEASE, you’re an afterthought in this division now. Get off of that high horse before you get knocked off of it and end up breaking that fragile ass neck into a million pieces. There’s a reason why you wear the lanyards now and I wear the championships, and I’ll be damned if I let you incompetent hacks delegitimize it just to protect your darlings. I won’t let that fly from anybody, especially not some overrated broad who hasn’t been good since 2011–
Alicia: OH KENDRA WITH A SLAP TO CLEO RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!!! THAT WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST SLAPS I HAVE EVER SEEN! NOW CLEO LUNGES OVER THE TABLE AND THE TWO START LAYING INTO EACH OTHER WITH BLOWS! TRAINERS AND REFEREES START TO PULL THE TWO APART!
SG1: I’m sorry but Cleo deserved that, and if anybody knows me they know I’m FAAAAR from the biggest fan of Kendra!
HRDO: What the hell is going on here!
( Kendra and Cleo are yelling at each other and are both restrained. )
Flannery: THAT’S ENOUGH! THAT’S ENOUGH! WE’RE TAKING THIS TO MY OFFICE, LET’S GO RIGHT NOW!
( Flannery’s face is red with anger and she along with the referees surrounding Kendra and the trainers surrounding Cleopatra leave Gorilla through a set of doors that lead to another dark and narrow hallway. Ashten Cross can be heard in the background telling the production truck to cut to commercial. )
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a video package promoting tomorrow’s episode of Dynasty, hyping the fallout from Dynasty’s Marquee Event, Operation: Doomsday! )
( Recap airs from the events that took place before the break, with Cleopatra declaring herself Empire’s official sole World Champion, and calling out Kendra Shamez and Flannery McCoy for not acknowledging her World Championship status. We then see Cleopatra backstage at the gorilla position, confronting Flannery and Kendra and exchanging heated barbs with Kendra until Kendra slapped her across the face. A fight would break out, and Flannery would blow up in rage like we’ve never seen her before until she’d lead the two of them out and to her office. )
(Camera opens back up to Aloha Stadium, where Cori Simmons is in the ring wearing a Hawaiian themed but classy outfit, prepared to call the opening match. )
Cori Simmons: Tonight’s opening match is set for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Oslo, Norway, weighing in at two hundred and two pounds, Torhild Vinter!
(“Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin plays as Torhild Vinter makes her way to the ring.)
Alicia Amby: Torhild is someone who has started strong, but lately has seemingly hit a slump. She’s looking to turn things around here tonight against Constance, but she better be on her A-game, SG, the Lioness doesn’t mess around!
SG11: Maybe not, but Torhild isn’t afraid of some pussy cat, the Pride is in shambles lately, how can we even know if Constance has her mind on the match?
(Cori steps forward, standing a step back from the obviously angry Torhild, and announces the next wrestler.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing next, from Baltimore, Maryland, weighing in at one hundred and twenty pounds, representing the Pride, The Lioness, Constance Blevins!
(Constance bursts through the curtain following the loud sound of the Lioness roar (which leads into the chorus of “Roar” by Katy Perry. She raises her arms parallel with her index fingers pointing upward to the heavens. Constance smiles, then blows a kiss upward as well. Then she slaps hands with fans coming down ramp towards the ring. Constance enters into the ring, all business.)
Alicia Amby: Constance seems like she’s focused on her opponent, Torhild is a big opponent, but she’s not backing down!
SG1: She seems that way now, but Torhild is a true warrior, Constance hasn’t faced anyone like her before!
(Cori exits the ring as the official calls for the bell.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Alicia Amby: As soon as the bell rings Torhild bolts at Constance….GUNGNIR! NO! Constance sidestepped the spear! TORHILD SPEARS THE RING POST! Sensing an opportunity, The Lioness quickly rolls Torhild up! The referee is in position!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Alicia: The larger Torhild was able to power out of the pin, but she still seems dazed, SG, she maybe on the verge of another loss!
SG1: I’m shocked, to be honest! Having personally spoken with Torhild, I can tell you she is not a fool, but she made a huge mistake here, and now Constance is capitalizing on it! CLOTHESLINE FROM TORHILD! NO! Once again Constance dodges the attack from Torhild, and catches her arm! The lioness pulls her in for a short arm clothesline! She still has the wrist, another clothesline! One more and Torhild is left laying on the mat as Constance lets out a roar, hyping the crowd! Alicia, I think the end is near for Torhild!
Alicia: I think you might be right, looks like Constance is stalking Torhild as she regains her feet…ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD! As Torhild was standing Constance catches her in the side of the head with a nasty kick, Torhild crumples to the mat! Constance is in position…LIONESSFIRE! THE STO DRIVER has flattened Torhild! Constance goes for the pin…
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
(Constance raises her hands in victory as “Roar” by Katy Perry plays)
Cori Simmons: Here is your winner, CONSTAAAAANNNCE BLLEEVVIIIINSSSSSS!!!!
Alicia: That’s it! A mistake from Torhild in the opening moments of the match cost her yet another victory!
SG1: Mistake or not, a good competitor knows how to capitalize on openings and The Pride’s own Constance Blevins did just that in a timely manner, so I give all the credit to her. Now I understand our colleague Kathy Kush is backstage right now with some follow up to the situation with Cleopatra, Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez. Let’s take it backstage to Kathy right away.
( Return backstage, and we get a view of the outside of an office door that reads “Flannery McCoy”. Kathy Kush is standing by the door with a microphone in her hand. )
Kathy Kush: It definitely started off as a tense meeting from just the way things sound, you could really tell Flannery was reading Cleo and Kendra the riot act! Things eventually settled down and we do expect to hear from these ladies any second now —
( The door opens, and Cleopatra walks out of the office clutching her Vixens World Championship with a light mark on her face, but a smile nonetheless. )
Kathy: Cleo, can I get any word on what went down in that room just now? Did you guys manage to come to any mutual agreement?
Cleopatra: Yeah… I’m definitely satisfied. It may not be everything I wanted exactly as I wanted, but a lightbulb went off in my head back there and for me now it’s all about how I get to phase 2. I’ll let Flanny fill you in on the details, the champ’s gotta do champ things.
( Cleopatra walks off with her belt, and shortly after Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez walk out of the office. )
Kathy: Flannery, Kendra, can you elaborate on the Vixens World Title situation that took place?
Flannery: I’m afraid I can’t comment on it just yet. Say, can you give Kendra and I a second?
( Kathy nods and walks away. )
Flannery: You know it’s not in my character to get so fired up and everything, but you have to take some more responsibility for the way you react Kendra. That was embarrassing! We looked like an out of control mess in front of the VP of EAW, and it’s bad enough we’ve got the EAW Board and Fox representatives breathing down our necks.
Kendra: I know.
Flannery: You don’t see Starr or Hurricane Hawk assaulting their talent, and neither of us are commissioners of a brand like Matt Daniels, it is absolutely unacceptable. You have nothing to prove to Cleopatra or anyone, your legacy is solidified, but you let Cleo get under your skin and now I have to explain myself to HRDO again.
Kendra: I’m aware of that, and I will try to do better about controlling myself next time.
Flannery: Well I’d like you to take some time off, if you don’t mind.
Kendra: What? No that’s fine I can keep doing my job, I don’t need to be treated like I’m some child.
Flannery: Kendra…I’m not asking. I need you to take the week off. You can come back next week refreshed and ready to go. It’s not about you, it’s about Empire.
Kendra: Of course, I know that! I love Empire, I basically started this brand!
Flannery: If you love Empire then let it go, at least for tonight. You’ll come back better and with a clearer head and we can keep kicking butt together. Please?
Kendra: (sigh) Alright, don’t let things get too crazy while I’m away.
Flannery: I’ll definitely do my best.
( Kendra takes her leave, and the camera fades away. )
(Cut to a commercial featuring the EAW Be-A-Star program featuring Layla Lockhart.)
(Coming back from commercial we see Constance Blevins walking backstage, visibly excited after her win over Torhild Vinter. As she walks, Max A. Million approaches, looking for an interview. At the same time, in the background, a security guard can be seen running up to them.)
Max A. Million: Constance, if I could have just a min- HEY!
(The security guard runs between Constance and Max.)
Security Guard: Ms. Blevins, please, Remi sent me for you, Mali’s been hurt!
(Without a word Constance hurries after the security guard, cameraman following. They run into the parking lot and see Remi’s Yenko Camaro with a spiderwebbed windshield. As they move closer a splatter of blood can also be seen in the middle of the smashed glass. Laying on the ground on a gurney set up by the medical team is Mali Evans. Unmoving, a neck brace has been placed on Mali and her vitals are being checked by a medic as Remi and Layla are knelt down beside her. After taking a second to take in the scene, Constance speaks up.)
Constance Blevins: What happened?! Is Mali okay? Oh, no…her neck…
(Without looking up Remi responds.)
Remi McQueen: That bitch Raven done it, Connie. Mali had come out to the parking lot cause she wanted to see the Hawaii sky at night, next thing I know security comes running after Layla and I.
(Layla looks back at Constance.)
Layla: We don’t know for a fact it was Raven, but…well, either way Mali is gonna be okay, the doc here said she’s probably got a concussion, but apart from that and a few bruises and cuts I think she’ll pull through.
(Remi shakes her head in anger.)
Remi: It wouldn’t fucking matter if she just had a papercut, Raven has to be stopped, Layla. This bullshit has gone long enough! (Remi stands.) I’m going to settle this right now!
(Constance holds out her hands to stop Remi.)
Constance: Wait, Remi, you can’t…you know Kendra’ll fire you if you touch her! (Layla grabs Remi’s forearm, causing McQueen to look down at her.)
Layla: Connie’s right, Remi, you can’t touch her. I can though. Look, I know this whole thing isn’t my fault, but that doesn’t mean i can’t help fix it. You and Connie go with Mali to the hospital. I’ll handle Raven…I need this, Remi, as much for myself as for us.
(Remi studies the pleading face of Layla then finally nods.)
Remi: Alright, Layla, but be careful. You know what she can do, we all do. Call the instant anything goes sideways and we’ll be right back here, got it?
(As they talk an ambulance arrives and the medical team starts moving Mali. Layla closes her eyes and breathes deeply as Remi and Constance make their way toward the back of the ambulance. Just before entering the door Remi looks back to Layla.)
Remi: Lay…look, I appreciate you standing up like this, truly, but I got a bad feeling we’re missing something, so be careful, sis, Raven might be a bitch, but she’s a smart bitch. BE. CAREFUL.
Layla: I will, Remi, but I gotta face her. I’ll watch out, I promise.
(Remi nods and closes the ambulance doors as it starts to pull away and as Layla looks down at the bloody glass with a look or sadness and worry.)
( The show returns back to SG1 and Alicia Amby. )
Alicia: Just a horrible sight to watch SG, I can’t believe the lows that Raven Roberts has stooped to as of late just to get into Remi’s head!
SG1: Yeah and she’s playing coy this time around too. Using plausible deniability by blindsiding her, most likely, while no eyes were on either of them. How low.
Alicia: Well speaking of blindsiding, a woman who has done plenty of that as of late is Madison Kaline — and two of the people who have fallen victim to her attacks include the Women’s World Champion Stephanie Matsuda, and the Empress of Elite Astraea Jordan. Infamous journalist and occasional shock jock, Michael Lanza, recently invited Madison, Astraea and Matsuda on to his controversial program known as “OTR – Off The Record”, where EAW Elitists have gone on before to give their unfiltered thoughts and opinions. We have the footage from that heated three way interview that took place earlier this week, let’s took a look at what went down.
( Intro for Michael Lanza’s ‘OTR’ plays, brought to you by The Keg Steakhouse & Bar! For great steaks and good friends, see ya tonight! )
( Open up to the Off The Record set, where Michael Lanza sits at his desk and faces the front camera with notes on his hand. )
Michael Lanza: Howdy everyone and welcome to a special edition of “Off The Record”, I am your host Michael Lanza. For those who are new to my program OTR is a place where I discuss wide ranging topics from multiple major sports in the US and here in Canada, I pull no punches, I expect the same from my guests who are on this show, because I ask the questions that quite frankly most other journalists are too cowardly to ask.
On today’s edition of OTR I have three female EAW Elitists who have blazed quite a trail in their respective careers in the Land of Elite, they are some of the biggest stars in the world today and tonight I have them on my show.
( We see a via satellite, three way split screen of Madison Kaline with the screen bar “Tampa Bay, FL”, Astraea Jordan with the screen bar “Chicago, IL”, and Stephanie Matsuda with the screen bar “Brooklyn, NY”. )
Lanza: First we have former Empress of Elite and former Vixens Champion, Madison Kaline. Next up we have the current Empress of Elite, Miss Astraea Jordan, and last but certainly not least we have the EAW Women’s World Champion from her home in Brooklyn, New York, Stephanie Matsuda. Welcome ladies to the show, honored to have you three on.
Astraea Jordan: What’s goodie.
Stephanie Matsuda: Good to be here Michael.
Madison Kaline: …
Lanza: Now for obvious reasons I couldn’t bring you all on the set — you three women been engulfed in a ferocious rivalry amongst each other, primarily you Astraea and you as well Stephanie kind of ganging up on Maddie and ultimately getting yourselves a 30 day suspension from EAW as a result of it.
Astraea: Uhh lemme stop you right there, we didn’t get suspended for beating Maddie’s ass, and I damn sure don’t need Cloudy’s help to do her in. You were there Michael, you saw me handle this broad at Pain for Pride, and once our suspension is over you best believe I’m picking up right where I left off and Imma make what I did at Pain for Pride look like child’s play, okurrrt.
Madison: Shut your fucking mouth already.
Astraea: WELL ALRIGHT THEN BITCH BUT YOU WON’T BE TALKING LIKE THAT WHEN YOU AND I ARE FACE TO FACE —
( Madison and Astraea start talking over each other. )
Lanza: Guys, guys, listen we can’t — we can’t — the people at home won’t hear you if you talk over each other. Ladies I am well aware of the tension and I have no doubt that there are going to be some harsh words exchanged, but let’s kind of get our ducks in a row for a bit. For the viewers at home who don’t understand where some of this chaos stems from, let’s just take a brief look back.
( A recap airs to the 9/6/2018 edition of Empire in the main event where Stephanie Matsuda battled against the up and coming Empire star Constance Blevins, with Astraea Jordan as the special guest referee. We cut to the tail end of the match where the lights would go out and return with only one woman left standing in the ring — Madison Kaline! Gruesome images of a bloody and damaged Matsuda, Jordan and Blevins are all shown, and Madison is seen with a cold and callous smile on her face as we see reaction shots of the fans horrified at the gruesome imagery. The recap ends with Madison Kaline leaving the arena leaving behind a stunned Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez. )
( Recap ends, and we return to OTR )
Lanza: So Maddie now that you’ve watched that, and considering that you LOST at Pain for Pride and really had no business being out there, do you at the very least understand why you’re considered to be such a target to Stephanie and Astraea?
Madison: I understand why I’m a target, after all good is always a target of evil.
Stephanie: “Good”? Really Maddie, you think what you’ve been doing is good?
Madison: What the hell makes you a better person than me Matsuda, huh? All of your friends are either fired from EAW or they’re staging fake retirements to run some female reject clown-show in Japan, so what the hell makes you better than me you stupid bitch?
Stephanie: Um last time I checked the n-gga you let up inside you got fired from EAW too sweets, so don’t play that game and try to take cheap shots to justify your bullshit behavior. I notice we like to do a lot of talking in EAW but very few of us ever want to actually pull our own weight.
Madison: I’ll be pulling plenty of weight when I take that 30 pounds of gold off of you.
Astraea: Not before I do it you fake edgy little cac.
Lanza: Maddie you’ve got to admit Stephanie has a point about you trying to justify your behavior, do you honestly believe that you are in the ‘right’ so to speak in everything you’ve been doing? I mean let’s take a look at the footage from the October 4th edition of Empire during the Brody Sparks Memorial Show down in Auckland, how do we justify this?
( RECAP: We see a replay from the Brody Sparks Memorial Show where Brody’s sister, Monica Vaughan was in the ring paying tribute when Madison Kaline walked out to the ring with a barbed wire bat. Just as she was on the verge of assaulting Monica, Andrea Valentine ran to the ring to make the save only to be brutalized by Madison Kaline and smashed repeatedly in the midsection with the barbed wire bat. Cut back to OTR. )
Madison: I think it was warranted Michael.
Lanza: Really? Because most people — including myself — would consider what you did to be just completely tasteless and classless, just utterly reprehensible.
Madison: Well luckily your opinion doesn’t mean anything in my life, Michael. Like I said in the past, eulogizing somebody else doesn’t make you a good human being, if that were the case then the likes of Sheridan Muller would be considered as good human beings, and anybody with a brain knows that that’s not the case. I personally believe Stephanie Matsuda is a piece of shit human being who surrounds herself with piece of shit human beings both in and outside of EAW, and Monica is leeching off of EAW and her sisters’ legacy because she has nothing going for her own life.
Astraea: Alright bitch but what do YOU have going for your own life? Sneak attacking people from behind? You got your ass beat by Andrea Valentine just two weeks ago, you got your ass beat by me at Pain for Pride, and I snatched your EOE crown from your ditzy little head just last year. And since you ain’t even GOT a crown to snatch this time, I’m liable to take your fucking head off!
Madison: Oh silly bitch, I’ve got plenty going for me actually, unlike you. All you have is a failed, dead tag team with Malcolm Jones who’s moved on from you, and you have a worthless crown that isn’t going to mean anything at all because even if you get the chance to cash it in on Stephanie Matsuda, she’ll just beat you again for the millionth time. And if you think a match against me is going to go the same way it did at Pain for Pride then you’re even more dumb and stupid than you look.
Lanza: So if I can just interject here — Astraea, you and Stephanie may very well have a date for the Women’s Championship at some point in the future, but Maddie does have a point about how you failed against Matsuda in the past. I’ve got to ask, with you and her being so buddy buddy recently, do you think you’re even capable of defeating Stephanie Matsuda? And even if you’re capable — with all of your hate for Maddie and all of the other distractions you have in your life, are you focused enough to defeat Stephanie Matsuda?
Astraea: I know I can beat Stephanie Matsuda.
Lanza: Are you better than Stephanie Matsuda?
Astraea: I’m the best Elitist on Empire. I’m the most hungry, I’ve been held off of Empire for so long and I’m so anxious to get back in the ring that it’s literally killing me.
Lanza: You’re avoiding my question, are you better than Stephanie Matsud?
Astraea: YES :clap: I :clap: AM :clap: BETTER :clap: THAN :clap: STEPHANIE.
( Stephanie starts laughing. Maddie can’t help but smile. )
Astraea: What the hell is so funny?
Stephanie: You need to relax B, this is what Lanza does, he brings people on his show and gets them to say crazy shit. Don’t let him get into your head AJ.
Astraea: Ayo what did I tell you about that “AJ” shit? Stop. Calling. Me. That.
Lanza: Stephanie, do you believe you and Astraea are friends?
Stephanie: I think there’s a mutual respect between us. We have a lot of differences but we also have a lot in common, and I think when the time comes to defend my title against Astraea we are going to have one of the greatest matches of all time — even better than the classic we had back at the July 5th Empire.
Lanza: Now I wanted to touch on another point that Maddie made earlier about you being a, to paraphrase, “bad human being who surrounds herself with other bad human beings both in and outside the company.” It is well documented that you still have friendships and alliances with people who have proven to be disloyal to EAW, people who threw what they had away for a company that’s basically as good as dead now. Can you speak on Maddie’s assertions?
Stephanie: What is there to speak on? Other people make the decisions that they make and I’m not here to be their mommy and daddy nor am I here to judge them or demonize them. I made the decision to honor the Iconic Cup, stay my ass in this company and be the best Womens World Champion that I can be, and I’ve been doing a pretty damn good job. I have always dreamed of being in this company, I watched other people get more opportunities than me and I was gonna be damned if I threw my opportunity away just to follow the crowd.
Madison: The dyke is lying, she saw an easy opportunity at a championship and yeah I’m sure she likes being Women’s World Champion but I GUARANTEE you when I take that title off of her you will never see Matsuda in an EAW ring again. I have shown more loyalty to EAW than Astraea and Matsuda combined, and that’s just the truth. Astraea couldn’t even handle losing to Aria Jaxon without tucking her tail between her legs and running to REVOLT a few weeks later, imagine where she’s gonna run after I destroy her. And let’s not pretend that Stephanie doesn’t have hoes in different dialing codes tugging at her strap-on just begging for her to defect from this place.
Stephanie: You got jokes huh?
Madison: Face it Lanza, neither of them have the same kind of heart and dedication that I have Lanza, I have gone through more adversity than both of these weaklings; and if I had such low and pathetic character as these two bitches I would be the OVW Women’s Champion right now. 🙂 Because that’s how shallow both of them are.
Astraea: First of all ho I didn’t tuck my tail to nowhere, I was sent on an excursion and I dominated every company I stepped foot in at every one of those “dialing codes”. You haven’t even touched a championship around here since Matsuda was a rookie. You want to talk to me about shallow? I’m not the one who was running around in a cult with Eclipse Diemos thankyouverymuch. You have been a desperate, sleazy little thot from your first day in this company and the fact that you think you can talk down on other people is just laughable. Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house, and if you have a glass jaw you should watch your fucking mouth.
Madison: Desperate?? I’m not even in my prime yet Astraea, you’re an old and beat up Chiraq hoodrat who’s a couple of years away from being destitute, meanwhile I’m already an EAW Hall of Famer. And no Stephanie they’re not going to put you in the Hall of Fame after you walk out of this place too.
Lanza: Well hang on I do want to touch one one thing, you’re basically claiming that Stephanie is more loyal to the Women’s World Championship than she is to EAW? Is that what you’re stating?
Madison: I suppose we’ll find out very soon won’t we?
Stephanie: That’s a load of B.S. and it’s another lousy excuse from another lazy EAW chickenhead who likes to run their mouth about irrelevant crap but then when they step in the ring with me they magically come up short.
Madison: “EAW chickenhead” so that’s how you feel about the women of EAW?
Stephanie: Nah that’s just how I feel about hussies like you. I see so much flapping of the damn gums and so little producing, meanwhile I’ve been an engine and an anchor for Empire — not only that but I’ve been a WORKHORSE for this place and overlooked and underappreciated for years! I fight every battle with a chip on my shoulder and after the shit you tried to pull with my wife, this thing between you and I ain’t about the politics, it ain’t gonna be about who I’m friends with, it ain’t even about the Womens Title, this time this is PERSONAL. I’m gonna get mine Maddie, it’s about to get gully up in this mutha, and as of next week the time for talk is OVER.
Lanza: WOW. I think that says it all, we’re out of time now ladies but I really appreciate having you here. Catch these three every Thursday night on Empire, 8/7 central only on FOX!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including a promotion for Showdown Supershow: No Regards! Featuring the Hell in a Cell main event match featuring Scott Diamond and Diamond Cage with the EAW Championship on the line! Also on the event schedule, Malcolm Jones challenges Heart Break Boy for the Interwire Championship! )
( Camera heads backstage to the interview area where Kathy Kush is standing by with Daisy Thrash. )
Kathy Kush: Ladies and gentlemen I’m backstage live right now with Daisy Thrash, a woman who’s going to be competing very shortly from now. Now Daisy before the break you and I just watched that segment from Off The Record on the monitor behind us, and I understand you have some strong opinions on the subject?
Daisy Thrash: Yeah, I’m with Cloud a hundred percent to tell you the truth.
Kathy: It’s well documented that you have some history with Madison, so what’s your take on her actions and some of the things she’s been saying as of late?
Daisy: Well I’m disgusted after watching OTR, but I have plenty of history with Maddie and I can tell you that she genuinely believes everything coming out of her mouth. That’s what makes her a sociopath, she is manipulative to the point she can even convince her own self of the BS she spews. The fact that she could even try and justify the heinous stuff she’s done as of late just speaks volumes to her character, so I don’t know where she gets off thinking she can judge much less disparage others.
And you know what I battled Cloud at Territorial Invasion just a month ago and I know first hand that everything she has in EAW is a result of her hard work and dedication that she has to this company. It’s a shame that even after being the face of this brand for 6 months and being a workhorse in this company for over 3 years, she still has to face this kind of disrespect. And meanwhile certain other relics of the past get to walk around here like everybody owes them something, the Cleopatra’s of the world… dare I say even my opponent tonight.
Kathy: Strong words there, and your opponent tonight is the legendary “Dirti Diva” Amber Keys who makes her official Empire debut. I know you’ve been all about adjusting your strategy on a week to week basis to keep up with your game plan, so can you speak on what you’re doing to prepare for Amber Keys?
Daisy: Well just because I think Amber is entitled doesn’t mean I haven’t studied her work from the past and even her work on Battleground. She is a highly respected in ring veteran, and even in the mid 2000s she was considered to be a prodigy because of all the success she had at an early age. The problem with Dirti Diva is she thinks everyone’s supposed to be enamored by her past success, and I’m sorry but this is ‘what have you done lately’ kind of business. I’m a fan of her work in the ring, not a fan of her attitude lately outside of it, and as much as I want to see people succeed around here I also want to see people work for everything they have. This isn’t going to be a free ride for Dirti Diva, she’s going to have to work for it plain and simple.
Kathy: Thank you Daisy.
( Daisy nods and walks off. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium. )
Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for….ONE FALL!
(‘Fire’ by BTS plays through P.A. system as the team of the team of Consuela Rose Ava and Clara Lovelace along with Coach Cam arrive on the stage standing side by side which brings the fans to their feet with cheers. They all begin making their way down the ramp with Clara working the crowd and Consuela slapping hands with some of the fans on the group’s way down to the ring.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing first…..they weigh in at a combined weight of 240lbs!….they are the team of ‘The Perfectionist’ CONSUELA ROOOSE AVA and ‘The Pixel Princess’ and current Young Lioness Cup Holder….CLARAAAA LOOVELAAACE!!!
Alicia: Big opportunity here for the team of Consuela Rose Ava and Clara Lovelace! Neither one has had too much success as of late, but as we’ve seen with others of this brand this season things can turn around real quickly with just one win!
SG1: Whoa! Whoa! That’s great and all, Alicia, but I really think you should be retracting a statement like that when speaking of any matchup against the opponents they have to get by tonight for such a statement to hold water! It’s all a wait and see is all I’m saying!
(‘True Love’ by The CFO$ replaces ‘Fire’ as the Jaded Wolfe Hearts make way out. Tyler Wolfe is shown holding up her Specialist Championship and to her left stands Kassidy Heart and Sienna Jade with their titles firmly strapped around their waists. Kassidy putting her arms over the shoulders of her closest friends as they walk down the ramp ignoring the jeering capacity crowd as they do.)
Cori Simmons: And Their opponents!….weighing in at a combined weight of 288lbs!….they are the team to beat….One half of the Empire Tag Team Champions, SIIEEEENNNAAA JAAAAADEEEE!!!!!….and her partner…She’s the ‘Big Bad Wolfe’….the current EAW Specialist Champion….TYYYLEEEERRRR WWWOOOLLLLFFEEE!!!!
Alicia: Well, we’re certainly not going to argue much their, SG1! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts practically win every time out these days! Sienna and Kassidy have been the Empire Tag Team Champions for just over four months now and counting! Tyler Wolfe has taken this landscape by storm, and some would say that her performance a week ago was a good as it gets when talking about all the drama that you can think of to fill one match that was over a half hour long! These ladies are simply on top of their game right now, and it’s going to take a hell of an effort to take any of them down whether that be as a team and/or individually!
SG1: Well, you nailed it, Alicia! Just say it! They’re unstoppable when they are motivated! It’s been proven time and again! They had their rough patches earlier in the season with EOE and then Sienna losing and then finding her groove again! But they are clicking on all cylinders at this time, and no matter the team on the other side the Jaded Wolfe Hearts will prove to be a problem! Tonight they happen to be Consuela and Clara’s problem. It’s about time to see if they can solve that problem against the Specialist and Empire Tag Team champion respectively!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Alicia: I’d hazard to guess what we’re in for here tonight, SG1! These two sides have met once before, and back then each was going in opposite directions in terms of momentum and it affected the momentum of that match to be sure. But lately the two ladies on the right, Consuela and Clara have picked things up lately which is a great sign for their chances! Let’s see what they manage to do against the most close knit and experienced team here on the Empire brand, the Jaded Wolfe Hearts!
SG1: Consuela starting things out for her side and Sienna Jade for her’s! The former two time Specialist Champion, Consuela, and the former Free Weight Champion, Jade about to lock up! And a tie up by both! Headlock to Sienna applied by Consuela! Consuela already applying more pressure! Sienna has a bit of a strength advantage and she’s trying to take advantage of that in the early going as she forces Consuela forward but Consuela has the strength and awareness of mind to keep the hold applied as she brings Sienna down as she keeps it from a kneeling position!
Alicia: The referee right there to follow the action! Sienna pulling the hair of Consuela and the referee right there to admonish Sienna as Consuela keeps the hold applied! But Sienna’s upper body strength advantage is still a factor as she begins to rise to her knees! Sienna still rising and this time back to a standing vertical base where she forces Consuela and herself forward into the ropes! Sienna smartly grabs on to the ropes! Consuela tries to pry her off the ropes but to no avail! The referee begins the rope break count! Consuela releases reluctantly just before five! Consuela lets up! AND SIENNA WITH A CHEAP SHOT! A SLAP TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY SIENNA JADE! Consuela looking to strike back but Sienna goes back to the ropes and ducks her head outside the ropes before Consuela could connect and the referee permits it!
SG1: Consuela arguing with the referee as Sienna slowly brings her head back through the ropes with a shit eating grin on her face as she chuckles a bit as both ladies circle the ring! Now both ‘The Perfectionist’ and miss ‘Unfuckwithble’ move in on each other for another tie up-AND A RAKE TO THE EYES BY SIENNA! REPEATED CHOPS TO THE CHEST OF CONSUELA FOLLOWED BY STIFF KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION OF ‘THE PERFECTIONIST’! Sienna whips Consuela to her corner where Tyler Wolfe awaits! Sienna strolls to her side where ‘The Big Bad Wolfe’ has her hand out anxious for the tag as Sienna goes to work just a tad more with a high boot to the throat of Consuela who struggles to breathe! The referee begins counting on Sienna!
Alicia: He gets to a four count before Sienna finally lets up an tags in Tyler who immediately enters the ring as Sienna takes a brief second in action to mockingly gesture the tag that was just made as she says something to him upon leaving the ring! Tyler executes a snapmare takedown of Consuela which is immediately followed up by soccer kick to the back! Consuela yells out after that vicious kick by Tyler! Tyler now raining down with stiff forearm strikes to the back of the head of the downed Consuela who is hardly able to put up any resistance from this position and Tyler knows it as she continues her assault! Tyler now throws some force behind her knee shots to the body and the head of Consuela Rose Ava! Tyler grabs up Consuela and whips her to the ropes and a BACK ELBOW TO THE ONCOMING CONSUELA WHO WAS COMING BACK! Tyler shakes her head with a glare in her stare as she looks down at Consuela! Tyler now tags Sienna back in! So far the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, the combination of Sienna Jade and Tyler Wolfe looking pretty good, SG!
SG1: Indeed, Alicia! There’s a reason all three of these women reign on Empire as champions, and it comes as no real surprise by their quick early start in this matchup! They us a combination of intelligence, strength, and tenacity! None of these three women in the Jaded Wolfe Hearts have any serious weaknesses that hinder’s their performance in the ring! Jade with a rake to the back of Consuela who’s draped on the second rope! Sienna grabs up Consuela and whips her to the ropes but it’s reversed by Consuela and now it’s Jade to the ropes and a ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY CONSUELA TO THE ONCOMING SIENNA JADE!
Alicia: NO! JADE DUCKS THE KICK ATTEMPT BY CONSUELA! JADE SWINGS AT CONSUELA WITH A CLOTHESLINE! CONSUELA DUCKS THE ATTEMPT BY JADE! CONSUELA HAS SIENNA FROM BEHIND! CONSUELA LOOKING FOR THE BELLY TO BELLY BACK SUPLEX! SHE HAS SIENNA UP! BELLY TO BELLY BACK SUPLEX! NO! JADE LANDS ON HER FEET! ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY SIENNA MISSES ITS TARGET! CONSUELA DUCKS! SIENNA WHIPS CONSUELA TO THE ROPES! FLYING CLOTHESLINE CONNECTS COMING BACK BY CONSUELA ONTO SIENNA JADE! JADE BACK UP AND NOW A SWINGING ROUNDHOUSE CONNECTS THIS TIME ON SIENNA JADE WHO HAD GOT BACK TO HER FEET!
SG1: Sienna in trouble as the fans cheer Consuela who tags in fan favorite, Clara Lovelace who was anxious for the tag! The Young Lioness Cup Holder is in the ring as the fans get louder with coach Cam already shouting out instructions to her protege! Clara looks back at Cam briefly nodding her head at the instruction Cam was giving as she now moves in quickly on the recovering Sienna Jade! Kassidy Heart slapping the mat from the outside shouting encouragement to Sienna who’s still recovering! Sienna using the ropes to recover and she sees Clara moving in on her and quickly goes to tag in Tyler Wolfe! And the fans get loud for this particular matchup, Alicia! Oh my! The Young Lioness Cup Holder, Clara Lovelace, the same Young Lioness Cup that grants this young lady a shot at that woman right there, Tyler Wolfe the current Specialist Champion at anytime in the future!
Alicia: Tyler staring daggers right into her potential future challenger for the Specialist Championship! Clara looks on in a fighting stance and for what seems like sort of a first as you can see Clara has a serious expression on her face!
SG1: She knows she’s not in there with any ordinary competitor! She’s in there with a bad bad woman, Alicia! The Big Bad Wolfe to be exact! She knows a good showing here will tell everyone a lot too!
Alicia: Both ladies circling the ring ready now to move in on the other! Both go for a tie up, but it’s Clara that suckers the champion in and quickly moves behind the champion who was grabbing for Clara! Clara from behind grabs Tyler round the waist! Tyler throws a back elbow to Clara that connects! Clara holds her jaw as Tyler turns around and immediately throws a front thrust kick at Clara that Clara sidesteps! Clara throws a kick to the midsection of Tyler but Tyler blocks it! Tyler going for a clothesline that’s ducked easily by Clara! Now a couple of forearm shots delivered to the head of the reigning Specialist champion by Clara! Clara goes to whip Tyler to the ropes!
SG1: And a swinging neckbreaker by Clara Lovelace to Tyler Wolfe who was coming back! Running knee drop hits it’s mark to the head of Tyler! Clara grabs Tyler up! Snap suplex by Clara to Tyler Wolfe! Now Clara tags in Consuela! Both Clara and Consuela have something in mind here as they both go to perform a double team move on Tyler by whipping her to the ropes! DOUBLE DROPKICK ON THE CURRENT SPECIALIST CHAMPION! Consuela legal and the referee getting order back in the match has Clara leave the ring back to the neutral corner! Multiple elbow drops by ‘The Perfectionist’ and now a cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Alicia: And a kickout easily by the ‘Big Bad Wolfe’! She’s not going down that easily! Consuela grabs up Tyler and throws a few knife edged chops to the chest of Tyler Wolfe! European uppercut by Tyler! Headbutt by Tyler! A clothesline by Tyler but Consuela ducks the clothesline attempt and a kick to the midsection delivered by Consuela! Consuela rebounds off the ropes and a vicious side kick to the chest of Consuela that sends her down to the canvas! Kassidy Heart cheers on from the outside! Tyler tags in Sienna who enters the ring! Sienna grabs up Consuela to her knees and applies a headlock! Sienna cinches it in! Cam and Clara are shouting encouragement from the sidelines as Consuela starts jabbing elbows into the midsection of Sienna! She finally gets free and grabs Sienna and transitions into position! She’s going for a DDT! No! Sienna fights out! WITCHES HAMMER! THE RIPCORD ROLLING ELBOW! SIENNA WITH A COVER!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: And Clara breaks it up! The referee trying to get Clara out of the ring! HEY WHAT THE!!??? Kassidy Heart grabbing the foot of Clara on the outside! She came around from her side over to our right! Clara wondering what Kassidy is doing! Cam also makes her way over as Clara slides out of ring wondering what gives! The referee t the ropes telling all the ladies to separate! Kassidy up on the ring apron as Cam and Clara were going back to their side! Kassidy arguing her point to the referee-
Alicia: HEY WAIT A MINUTE! TYLER AND SIENNA LAYING DOUBLE STOMPS TO CONSUELA ROSE AVA HERE! TURN AROUND REFEREE! CLARA RE-ENTERS THE RING AND IMMEDIATELY TRIES TO FIGHT OFF SIENNA! MEME GENERATOR BY CLARA TO SIENNA JADE! THE X-FACTOR!SIENNA ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! CLARA NOW TANGLING WITH TYLER WOLFE! CONSUELA LEAVES THE RING AFTER SIENNA! KASSIDY JUMPS OFF THE APRON NOW! HURRICANRANA BY CLARA TO TYLER WOLFE! TYLER BACK UP! NERF THIS! THE SPEAR BY CLARA ON THE SPECIALIST CHAMPION! CLARA GOING FOR THE PIN! BUT I DON’T THINK THESES ARE LEGAL COMPETITORS AT THE MOMENT! BUT CLARA HAS THE COVER AND THE REFEREE IS DROPPING DOWN TO MAKE THE COUNT!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Alicia: Kick out by Tyler! Cam and Kassidy arguing over on the Jade Wolfe Herts side! Consuela and Sienna brawling on the outside now too! This is crazy!
SG1: OH!!!!! NOW KASSIDY AND CAM BRAWLING HERE! KASSIDY HAD JUST THROWN A SUCKER PUNCH TO CAM THAT CONNECTED OFF CAMERA! ALL CHAOS HAS BROKEN LOOSE ON THE OUTSIDE! BUT AS YOU SAID A MOMENT AGO ALICIA TYLER AND CLARA TECHNICALLY AREN’T LEGAL BUT I THINK ALL THIS CHAOS HAS LED TO THE CONFUSION! FOREARMS BY CLARA ONTO TYLER! CLARA WHIPS TYLER TO THE ROPES! BUT TYLER REVERSES AND SENDS CLARA TO THE ROPES INSTEAD! CLARA WITH A NECKBREAKER! NO! WOW! WHAT A REVERSAL BY TYLER RIGHT INTO….BAD BITCH BAPTISM! REVERSE PILEDRIVER HOLD DROPPED INTO A DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! TYLER COVERS CLARA!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘True Love’ by The CFO$ begins to play as Tyler Wolfe sits up to her knees from Clara. Tyler has a nice chuckle as she looks down at the unconscious Clara Lovelace and then slaps her hands together as if she were dusting them off before rising to her feet as The Jaded Hearts meet up with Tyler in the ring where they celebrate their victory. Consuela pouts at ringside, and Cam enters the ring in support of Clara.)
Cori Simmons: The winners of this match….Tyler Wolfe and Sienna Jade….THE JADED WOLFE HEARTS!
SG1: Ahhh. I don’t like that ending very much at all, Alicia! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts just stole this match! Consuela is now arguing the same point we have for the last few minutes! The moment Kassidy decided to get involved is the moment this match got out of hand! I can accept the fact that Tyler is going on her instincts in that situation, but neither her or Clara were technically legal!
Alicia: The Jaded Wolfe Hearts momentum continues no less. Consuela and Clara showed some good cohesive tag team work out there tonight! But you have to be near flawless in the clutch and by golly that referee was the only one in the end that didn’t belong out there if you asked my opinion. There’s no real way of knowing now what would have transpired at this moment had the legal participants been in the match at the end. But congratulations to the winners tonight, The Jaded Wolfe Hearts!
( The Jaded Wolfe Hearts are shown slapping hands on the ramp mid way as Consuela and Cam look on with a hint of anger in their expressions as the Tyler, Kassidy, and Sienna look back and wave mockingly in the direction of Cam, Consuela and the still stirring Clara Lovelace as the shot fades away to commercial. )
(COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an ad for Zaddy’s Dominican Chicken: Serving only the top 1% of chicken in the world! It’s DEDEDELICIOUS!)
( Open back up to Aloha Stadium where we see excited fans cheering and reacting when they see themselves on the screens all over the stadium. )
(“Easy Target” — Blink 182 plays as the crowd gives a HUGE OVATION to the veteran and woman known as Dirti Diva, Amber Keys. Amber comes out with confidence oozing out of her. She is taking in the ovation of the crowd before making her way down to the ring.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Bronx, New York, she is the “Dirti Diva”, AMMMMMMMMBEEEEEERRRRRRRR KEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSS!!
SG1: A veteran in the wrestling business, Amber Keys is no stranger to the EAW Universe! Amber is mostly known for her time in AWF! She is a former AWF Tag Team Champion with our Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE! She a two-time AWF Women’s Champion! This is a woman who knows how it feels to be championship gold! If things go her way on Empire, we could see her with gold soon!
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys has informed everyone about how she is not impressed with the women on Empire! Is that resentment on her part? Amber believes that she is deserving of the credit for being a pioneer in women’s wrestling! She has grown sick of tired of watching women’s wrestling being brought to “shame” — her words, not mine! Amber is here to change the landscape once again and hopefully, get the credit that she deserves!
(“Raise Hell” — Dorothy plays as the crowd stands up for Daisy Thrash, who comes out with a bunch of spunk and fire in her! The crowd is giving Daisy a positive reaction as she poses on top of the crowd.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Seattle, Washington, she is “The Razorblade Snowflake”, DAAAAAAAAISSSSSSSSSSYYYYYYYYYYY THHHHHHRRRAAAAAASSSSSSSHHHHHHH!!
Alicia Amby: Here is a woman who brought our Women’s World Champion, Stephanie Matsuda to her limit at Territorial Invasion! Ever since, Daisy has been living with the fact that she so close to capturing the Women’s Championship! Daisy would love nothing more than to find herself back in that championship chase again!
SG1: A victory over a legend like Amber Keys could put her in the right direction. Daisy has been known to get these “upset” victories over women like Stephanie Matsuda, Sienna Jade and Andrea Valentine, while they were champions in their own right! Could we see the same thing tonight?
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys versus Daisy Thrash! This is an interesting match up for Amber, SG! Both women pride themselves in being different and standing out from the pack! The two women lock up as Amber manages to get Daisy’s arm and twists it around as she stands behind Daisy before kicking her forward! Daisy turns around as the woman known as Dirti Diva gives a smirk Daisy’s way as Daisy goes after Amber, who manages to trap Daisy’s arm before taking her down! Daisy rolls onto her back, Amber goes for the cover on Daisy, but Daisy manages to roll out of the way! Amber does not waste any time, but to connect with a dropkick directly at Daisy’s face as she gets back up to her feet! Amber grabs Daisy by the hair and throws her to one of the corners! Amber begins to kick Daisy in the stomach harshly! This goes on for a bunch of times as Jesse Carlton, the official of the match seems like she has had enough!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT IS ENOUGH, AMBER!
Amber Keys: I’LL TELL HER WHEN SHE’S HAD ENOUGH!
SG1: Amber Keys is known for her mouth! It has been known to get her into some trouble in a couple occasions! The last thing that she needs to do is to get herself disqualified in this match! AMBER STOPS WITH STOMPING DAISY AS SHE GETS HER FOOT AND PRESSES IT AGAINST THE THROAT OF DAISY THRASH! DAISY IS TRYING TO GET AMBER’S FOOT OFF HER THROAT, BUT AMBER IS NOT MOVING! AMBER IS CLUTCHING ONTO THE ROPE AS SHE PRESSES HER FOOT HARDER AGAINST DAISY’S THROAT! THE OFFICIAL IS BACK AWAY AMBER AS SHE HAS HER HANDS UP WHERE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE HER! AMBER FORMS A COMPETITIVE SMIRK ON HER LIPS AS DAISY HOLDS ONTO HER THROAT AND MAKING SURE THAT SHE THINKS OF HER NEXT MOVE! Amber Keys is gesturing for Daisy Thrash to come after her! Amber is showing not to be afraid of a fight! Daisy runs right after Amber, who slides underneath the ring rope! The crowd does not like that move from Amber at all! Amber is looking back at Daisy as she uses her finger to touch the side of her head, almost like she was smart to have done that! Daisy is gesturing for Amber to get back in the ring! Daisy would love nothing more than prove that she can compete against the smart veteran.
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys gets on the apron, Daisy is looking forward to showing who Daisy Thrash is to Amber! Daisy Thrash bounces from the ropes and delivers a basement dropkick, but Amber manages to jump off the apron and grab Daisy by her legs before pulling her out of the ring! DAISY LANDS ON HER BACK AT RINGSIDE BEFORE GETTING HERSELF BACK TO HER FEET, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A CLOTHESLINE BY AMBER! AMBER GRABS DAISY BY HER FACE! IT SEEMS LIKE AMBER IS SAYING A COUPLE OF HARSH WORDS TO DAISY, BUT SADLY, THE AUDIO IS NOT ABLE TO PICK IT UP BEFORE AMBER THROWS DAISY TO SOME STEEL STEPS! AMBER APPROACHES DAISY AND GETS HER FOOT AND BEGINS TO CHOKE DAISY AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! AMBER KEYS LOOKS LIKE SHE IS TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE EMPIRE LOCKER ROOM!
Jesse Carlton: GET BACK IN THE RING, AMBER!
SG1: Amber rolls her eyes as she gets Daisy and rolls her back into the ring. Soon after, she rolls herself back into the ring before going for the cover on Daisy!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Daisy Thrash kicks out! Amber Keys tries not to let it phase her one bit! Amber begins to mount some fists into Daisy’s skull! It seems like Amber is trying to get Daisy to stay down long enough to go for Dirti Dive! Amber stops with the punching and begins to elbow Daisy Thrash in the skull! Amber is really trying to make an example out of Daisy! I have no idea how Daisy still finds herself in the match! So far, she has let this veteran get the best of her! OH MY GOD, ALICIA! AMBER IS RAKING DAISY’S EYES! THE OFFICIAL NEEDS TO DISQUALIFY AMBER! Jesse Carlton is needing to get Amber’s hands away from Daisy’s eyes!
Jesse Carlton: STOP RAKING HER EYES! I SEE THAT NEXT TIME AND I’M GOING TO DISQUALIFY YOU!
Amber Keys: YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING!
Alicia Amby: I’m quite curious to see how far Amber Keys can go with talking back to the official until the official has had enough? Amber and the official are seen arguing for a moment! Amber is oblivious to see Daisy starting to get back up to her feet! Daisy is trying to regain sight in one of the eyes that Amber raked, but Amber turns around..
SG1: DAISY THRASH WITH ANARCHY IN THE WA! THE LOU THESZ PRESS FOLLOWED BY SOME MOUNTED PUNCHES IS CONNECTED ON AMBER KEYS! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS MATCH, AMBER KEYS KNOWS HOW IT FEELS TO BE A VICTIM OF AN ASS BEATING BY THE RAZORBLADE SNOWFLAKE! THIS IS DAISY THRASH, AMBER! Daisy gets off Amber, who is on all fours, trying to get to the ropes, so that she is able to pick herself up! Daisy connects with a low dropkick on Amber, who goes down! Daisy grabs Amber’s fistfull of hair before throwing her to one of the corners! Amber is sat down at the corner as Daisy connects with a series of foot stomps onto Amber’s stomach in the corner! Daisy does this for a while, but before the official can stop her, Daisy takes a few steps back! Daisy runs and connects with low dropkick to Amber Keys in the corner! Amber goes forward as Daisy rolls her over to her back as she goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys kicks out at two! Daisy Thrash decides not to let that phase her before picking up Amber and connecting back kick to Amber! Amber goes down as Daisy decides to pick Amber up back to her feet before pulling her in and connecting with a snap ddt! Amber is down, but Daisy decides not to go for the cover there! Instead, Daisy decides to get one of Amber’s arms and goes for the armbar! Amber is trying to fight and prevent Daisy from connecting with that armbar! Amber manages to counter with an armdrag takedown on Daisy, but Daisy gets back right after! AMBER RUNS AFTER DAISY, BUT DAISY CONNECTS WITH THIS KNEE THAT SMASHES FASCISTS! THE SINGLE LEG FACEBREAKER CATCHES AMBER KEYS OUT OF NOWHERE! AMBER DID NOT SEE THE MOVE COMING AS DAISY MAY HAVE SAVED HERSELF FROM A LOSS!
SG1: Daisy Thrash goes over to Amber Keys as goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Amber Keys kicks out at two in a half! Amber will not stay down and Daisy is realizing that as she gets herself back up, thinking about what she is going to need to do next! DAISY THRASH GETS AMBER KEYS IN POSITION FOR NO PASARANS! THE CROTCH CLUTCH SUPLEX CONNECTS! NO! AMBER IS ABLE TO FLIP HERSELF OVER! AMBER WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO DAISY! DAISY DUCKS!AMBER’S CLOTHESLINES! AMBER TURNS AROUND AND DAISY WITH A SPIN KICK ON AMBER! AMBER IS DOWN! DAISY IS FIRING UP THE CROWD BEFORE SHE DRAGS DAISY BY HER FEET BEFORE SETTING HER INCHES AWAY FROM THE CORNER! DAISY IS POINTING AT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS THE CROWD CHEERS IN APPROVAL! DAISY GETS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! IT LOOKS LIKE DAISY IS GOING TO PAY HOMAGE TO HER TRAINER, ROXY SYKES! THE ROXYSAULT! THE MOONSAULT! WAIT, ALICIA? WHAT IN THE HELL?
Alicia Amby: WHY IS MADISON KALINE DOING OUT HERE? SHE IS HAS HER HANDS BEHIND HER BACK AS SHE IS SMILING AT DAISY! DAISY IS TELLING FOR MADISON TO GO AWAY? DAISY IS MOMENTS AWAY FROM GIVING AMBER KEYS HER FIRST DEFEAT IN EAW! MADISON IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF THAT!
SG1: Amber Keys has a gold of Daisy Thrash before grabbing her by the hair and slamming Daisy hard on the mat! Amber takes a few steps back as she is anticipating for Daisy to rise back up to her feet! Slowly, the anticipation builds as Daisy begins to rise back up to her feet! AMBER KEYS WITH AMBER ALERT! THE RUNNING SPEAR CONNECTS! AMBER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Easy Target” plays back up again as Amber Keys gets her hand raised by Jesse Carlton.)
Cori Simmons: The winner of this match, AMMMMMMMBEEEEEEEERRRRRRR KEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYSSSSSS!!
Alicia Amby: Amber Keys gets the victory with the assistance of Madison Kaline —
SG1: MADISON KALINE CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE ON DAISY THRASH! MADISON BEGINS TO STOMP AT AN ALREADY DOWN DAISY! AMBER KEYS IS JOINING IN WITH THE STOMPING AS AMBER YELLS AT MADISON TO HOLD DAISY UP! NO! DAISY IS FIGHTING BACK WITH A FOREARM TO MADISON KALINE! DAISY WITH A FOREARM TO AMBER KEYS! DAISY WITH A KICK TO MADISON’S STOMACH! DAISY TURNS AROUND AND AMBER CONNECTS WITH SUPERKICK ON DAISY, WHO FALLS TO HER BACK! MADISON IS GESTURING FOR DAISY TO GET BACK UP TO HER FEET! AMBER DOES NOT WANT TO WAIT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, SO SHE GETS DAISY, WHO SEEMS TO BE OUT OF IT, BACK TO HER FEET! MADISON BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH AN AFTERLIFE! THE VICIOUS CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL CONNECTS! AMBER INSTRUCTS FOR MADISON TO BRING DAISY TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! AMBER GOES FOR THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND SITUATES HERSELF ON IT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE DIRTI DIVE! THE DIVING FROG SPLASH CONNECTS!
Alicia Amby: THE CROWD IS BOOING THE HELL OUT OF THESE WOMEN! AMBER KEYS AND MADISON KALINE ARE ADMIRING THEIR WORK ON A DOWN DAISY THRASH! THE TWO WOMEN LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER BEFORE SQUEALING AND GOING FOR A HUG! WAIT? WERE THESE TWO IN CAHOOTS THE ENTIRE TIME? WAS THIS PREMEDITATED?
Amber Keys (off-mic): You did a great job, Madison!
Madison Kaline (off-mic): Why thank you, Amber! You did great yourself!
SG1: This is confusing me! Hopefully, we’ll get answers to this!
(The last shot is with Madison Kaline and Amber Keys in the middle of the ring, basking in the boos from the EAW Universe as they post on top of an outcold Daisy Thrash.)
( “Girl Gang” is heard in the background as we transition backstage to a hallway corridor, where Layla Lockhart is taping her fists up and walking with a purpose. )
Alicia: Well after the break Layla Lockhart is going to take on perhaps the biggest challenge of her career, as she responds to the horrific assault that happened early tonight that sent Mali Evans to the nearest medical facility. Layla promises to take vengeance into her own hands as she battles the EAW New Breed Champion Raven Roberts, and that’s next!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — including an advertisement for this Sunday’s edition of Voltage! See Impact call out the World Heavyweight Champion Rex McAllister! Also Impact meets fellow Hall of Famer Prince of Phenomenal in the main event with Captain Charisma on commentary! )
( Open back up to Aloha Stadium, where Cori Simmons is in the middle of the ring. )
Cori Simmons: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for–
Aloha Stadium: ONE FALL!!!
( Cori Simmons looks around surprised by the energy of this stadium. “Hate” by Plain White T’s hits the speakers as Layla Lockhart makes her way to the ring looking focused)
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, making her way got he ring from Salem, Oregon, weighing in at 104 pounds… LAAAYYYLLLAAAA LOOOOOCCCKHAAAARRRTT!!!
Alicia: Layla is on her own tonight. She has sworn to handle Raven Roberts while the rest of the Pride takes care of Mali Evans.
SG1: Well it’s rather presumptuous of them to think Raven attacked Mali without solid proof, but history says enough. Not the best argument in court, but I can’t blame anybody who wants to put 2 and 2 together.
Alicia: Are you seriously defending her?
SG1: Of course not, but it’s like I said earlier tonight, plausible deniability. Unfortunately Raven has that going for her, not that I agree with her behavior as of late.
(“Make a Move” by Icon For Hire hits as Raven Roberts walks out with the New Breed Title around her waist and a shit eating grin on her face)
Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 147 pounds… she is the EAW New Breed Champion… RAAAAVVVEEEENNNN RRRROOOOBBBEEERRRTTTSSS!!!
Alicia: Well, doesn’t she just look like the cat that got the canary?
SG1: She’s a Bird. That’d be cannibalism you sick freak. But in all seriousness, this won’t be a friendly contest that’s for sure. Layla Lockhart has a lot to prove not only to herself but to Remi Skyfire and the rest of The Pride, she is shouldering the burden tonight and if she wants to be successful we are going to have to see a side from Layla that has never been seen before.
(Raven enters the ring and Layla tries to yell at her but Raven just mocks crying at her)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia: Layla rushes and immediately goes for the Bottle Rocket! Oh but Raven sidestepped it and Layla tumbles to the mat! Raven wraps her arms around Layla now! Big gutwrench suplex! Raven gets on top now! And she pounds into Layla! Raven has a ten inch height advantage and a forty-three pound weight advantage and she intends to use every bit of it! Layla tries to cover up as best she can but Raven just raining down on her! Now Raven stands up and reaches down! She grabs Layla by the roots of her hair and pulls her to her feet! Now Raven puts her foot into Layla’s chest and shoves her back into the corner!
SG1: Raven runs into the corner with a clothesline! BUT LAYLA GETS A FOOT UP AND GETS RAVEN IN THE CHIN! Now Layla comes and tackles Raven from behind! Layla now dropping forearms into the back of the New Breed Champion’s head! Months of emotion behind every strike Layla throws! Now Raven stands with Layla on her back! Raven drives backwards and plants Layla’s spine into the turnbuckles! BUT LAYLA HANGS ON! Still just striking away at Raven’s head! But Raven now drives her into the corner again and this time Layla breaks off! Layla tries to come out the corner! BUT RAVEN WITH A BIG FACELIFT HEEL KICK! She caught Layla right on the cheekbone! Layla stumbles back into the corner! RAVEN CHARGES! RUNNING BIG BOOT!
Alicia: BUT LAYLA THROWS HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY! Raven gets her leg hung over the top rope and she could’ve taken Layla’s head off! Layla now trying to pull herself up while Raven is caught! Raven is struggling but slowly getting her leg out! Layla gets to her feet! Raven has her leg free! Raven turns around! BOTTLE ROCKET! The spear caught Raven right in the abdomen! And Layla now looks up to the turnbuckles! She looks around and the crowd cheers her on! She climbs slowly to the top rope and signals to the crowd! She wants the Last Star to the Right! She looks to line up—
SG1: BUT RAVEN POPS UP AND MEETS HER AT THE TOP ROPE! THE TWO NOW EXCHANGING SHOTS ON THE TOP ROPE! Raven stands herself tall on the top and bribes an elbow into the top of Layla’s head! Sticking the smaller Layla’s head between her legs, Raven pulls Layla up! Widows Peak position! THE DESCENT FROM THE TOP ROPE!
SG1: JESUS CHRIST!!!!
Alicia: DEAR GOD THIS IS THE SAME THING THAT ENDED REVY’S CAREER!!!!!! LAYLA’S NECK MIGHT HAVE SNAPPED, THAT COULD HAVE SEVERED HER SPINAL CORD!
(The referee sees Layla unmoving and goes to call the match off… But Raven grabs the ref by the shirt)
Raven: DO YOUR DAMN JOB!!!!
Alicia: Oh come on now! Raven is gonna drop down and hook the legs of Layla Lockhart as if there’s any point! The referee clearly doesn’t want to make this count!
Raven: DO IT!!!! NOW!!!!
(The referee drops and makes the count)
Ref: OOOONNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!! TTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!! TTTTTHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori (nervously): Here is your winner by pinfall… Raven Roberts…
(Raven is showered in boos as she slides out of the ring to grab her Championship. She slides back into the ring and stands over Layla with a sadistic smile.)
Raven: I told you… stop bothering me.
(Raven rolls out of the ring and walks up the ramp as medical officials rush out to take care of Layla. Raven pauses to watch as they brace Layla’s neck and strap her to a stretcher. Raven looks on before holding up two fingers into the air)
Raven: That’s two!
(Raven walks behind the curtain as Layla’s is slid out of the ring)
SG1 (shocked): That was… that…
Alicia (emotional): That was the woman you defended earlier. And she may have just ended another career. Layla Lockhart is only twenty years old… just… just cut to break…
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — teaser video for Bloodletter, taking place Saturday, November 24th in the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City! See Raven Roberts meet Remi Skyfire in the grudge match of all grudge matches, blood in and blood out. )
( Camera returns to backstage where Clara Lovelace and Coach Cam are sitting together in their dressing room, and Consuela is standing near a corner with her arms folded. )
Clara: Are the Jaded Wolfe Hearts just too good? Is that what it is?
Coach Cam: This things happen honey, you don’t want to take every single loss hard because things aren’t always going to go your way, especially in a tag team match where there are a bunch of different factors behind winning.
Clara Lovelace: (sigh) But why am I having such bad luck like this? I thought things were going to turn around after Auckland, but instead it’s just gotten worse and worse–
Consuela: Can you guys stop???
( Clara and Cam turn to Consuela, who looks visibly upset. )
Consuela: Enough with the excuses and whining already Clara, okay? Can you just give it a rest?
Consuela: No Cam I’m really getting sick and tired of you babying her, neither of us became champions in EAW by being babied. I’m sick of all this talk about “variables” and “luck”, we got BEATEN, and we’re going to continue getting beat until we start taking some freaking accountability for ourselves for once.
Clara: I’m sorry..
Consuela: STOP SAYING SORRY!
Clara: Okay I’m so– I mean, I apologize.
Consuela: You’re always apologizing for every little thing and it’s really starting to piss me off! It’s just irritating seeing you take on this victim mentality, and I’m not going to be sucked into that with you. Last year at this time I was walking into Bloodletter in my second reign as EAW Specialist Champion, and this year I don’t even know if I’ll be on the Bloodletter card. I don’t know about you, but I think that sucks.
Coach Cam: Well I agree with you Consuela but getting mad about it isn’t going to do much for anyone either.
Consuela: I’m not upset about losing, I’m upset about the lack of progress. We need to make a game plan for once. The reason why the Jaded Wolfe Hearts and The Pride are making more of an impact on Empire is because they actually have a plan. Clara, we’re going to start doing the same thing.
Clara: You’re right, I’m all ears. No more victimhood mentality, let’s make ourselves a game plan!
( Camera transitions elsewhere, and “Girl Gang” can be heard playing in the background as Andrea Valentine is seen in her personal dressing room warming up for her upcoming match. )
SG1: Clara and Consuela are coming up with a game plan, and Andrea Valentine has her game face on as she’s prepared to go against the self-proclaimed Vixens Champion, Cleopatra! That’s our main event, and that’s next!
( FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( Recap airs from the events that took place at the start of the broadcast, with Cleopatra declaring herself Empire’s official sole World Champion, and calling out Kendra Shamez and Flannery McCoy for not acknowledging her World Championship status. We then see Cleopatra backstage at the gorilla position, confronting Flannery and Kendra and exchanging heated barbs with Kendra until Kendra slapped her across the face. A fight would break out, and Flannery would blow up in rage like we’ve never seen her before until she’d lead the two of them out and to her office. After the argument, we see Flannery McCoy ask Kendra to take the rest of the night off, and Kendra reluctantly takes her leave. )
( Return to Aloha Stadium… ‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX plays, and the stadium erupts as Andrea Valentine walks out to the stage slightly taken back by the energy from the crowd. )
Cori Simmons: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS OUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!! Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Orlando, Florida… ANNNDREEEAAAAAAAAA VAALLENTIIIIIIIINEEEEEEEE!!!!
Alicia: This place has just erupted like the Kīlauea volcano! Andrea Valentine receiving a wonderful reception from this electric Honolulu audience, she is somebody who most people generally want to see obtain success SG!
SG1: There’s not a negative word I can say about this girl, there’s no ceiling to her future here — she does have a bit of adversity heading into this match however as you can see the ribs still heavily taped up. She’s been playing through quite a bit of pain as of late and it’s going to require a career performance for her to come away with a victory over the likes of Cleopatra.
( “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar hits, and Cleopatra walks to the ring dressed to compete with the Vixens World Championship held over her shoulder. )
Cori Simmons: And her opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she is the self-professed EAW VIXENS WORLD CHAMPION!!! CLLLEEEEEOOOOOOOOOPATRAAAAAAAAA!!!!
SG1: Last time we saw Cleopatra was earlier tonight leaving Flannery McCoy’s office after a heated altercation that SHE instigated with Kendra Shamez. I never thought I’d see the day where I’m defending Kendra, but if anybody on Empire needs an attitude adjustment it’s Cleo!
Alicia: Cleopatra considers herself to be not just the reigning and defending Vixens World Champion, but the ONLY World Champion here on Empire! Needless to say there are many who disagree with her stances, one of them includes Andrea who has great respect for Matsuda and her accomplishments.
( DING! DING! DING! )
SG1: Cleopatra holds up her title to the 50,000 plus fans here in Aloha Stadium who are geared up and ready to go for this main event contest! Cleo hands her title to a stage hand on the apron and turns back to Andrea who’s ready to get this started… Cleopatra offers her hand out to Andrea?
Alicia: A respectful gesture from the Queen of the Nile?
( Andrea looks down at Cleo’s hand, and slowly begins to accept the handshake. )
SG1: — CLEO STRIKES OFF WITH A SUCKER PUNCH! ANDREA DUCKS, ROLL UP FROM BEHIND! HOOK OF THE TIGHTS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRRRRRR-
Alicia: CLEOPATRA DESPERATELY KICKS OUT IN THE NICK OF TIME! That cheap shot attempt almost cost the match for her, Cleo scrambles up just to be taken back down to her shoulders with a small package pin attempt!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO–
SG1: Kick out once again! They scramble right back up, and Cleo catches Valentine this time with a double leg sweep into the pinning bridge!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Alicia: Andrea arches her back up and lifts the bridge, and attempts to turn her over looking for perhaps a gutwrench suplex; but Cleopatra breaks the grip and delivers a knee to the taped up ribs! Now a blow to the side of the head! Another hammer shot! An elbow to the back of the neck taking Andrea down to all fours, and Cleo mounts right over Valentine and looks to lock in a CAMEL CLUTCH! Andrea is caught in that submission hold and she’s definitely feeling it right in her bruised ribs! Andrea Valentine has only been cleared by the skin of her teeth, but the more she gets stretched out like this the more risk she takes at seriously hurting herself!
SG1: Valentine manages to snatch one of the legs and is sliding herself up a little bit to get a little but of leverage! Now Valentine powers herself out of the camel clutch with a hold of one of Cleo’s legs, and she delivers a DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP!!! THAT SENDS CLEO ROLLING AROUND HOLDING HER KNEE! Cleo rushes back up, hobbles over to Andrea with a running lariat, but Valentine ducks and springs off the middle rope for a SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK TO THE RIGHT LEG! Valentine slides over Cleopatra now and hooks the right leg for a cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO-
Alicia: Cleo kicks out there, and tries to create some distance while favoring the right knee. Cleo rising using the ring ropes and Andrea grabs the right knee from behind perhaps looking for a LEG TRAP SUPLEX! BUT CLEO COUNTERS WITH A WINDMILL KICK! That hit Andrea right in the chest, obstructing her breathing along with those ribs, and Cleo stumbles to the corner while Andrea recovers and attempts to fire back with a CARTWHEEL INTO A JUMPING SIDE ELBOW! NOBODY HOME! Cleo ducks, backs away and delivers a fierce rolling elbow right into the small of the back! Andrea turns around holding her spine in pain, and Cleo jogs backwards, trying to loosen up her knee, and sprints right over to Andrea for a RUNNING KNEE RIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF ANDREA AGAIN! This is again the worst case scenario for Valentine!
SG1: No I agree 100% Alicia, she can’t continue to take blows to that area, it’s going to ruin any chances she has at this match and will risk long term injury. The referee may need to keep a watchful eye AS WELL, AS CLEO SPRINGS OVER FROM THE APRON TO DELIVER A SENTON LEG DROP! And a lateral press right after that!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWWWOOOOOOO-
SG1: Andrea gets the shoulder up. Cleo rises using the ropes she just sprung over, and steps off from the middle rope to deliver a knee drop right across the temple! Andrea rolls over holding her head, and Cleo drags her back right where she wants her before snatching one of the arms… and the other now.. OH NO, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR CROSS-ARMED SURFBOARD! IF CLEO GETS THIS IT IS OVER FOR SURE!
Alicia: Not so fast, Andrea uses her legs to push Cleopatra’s body away from her own. Cleo hits the mat and rushes right back after Andrea from behind, and Cleo delivers an o’connor roll transitioned into a double leg hook while Andrea is on the ground, and now she steps one foot through the legs PERHAPS LOOKING TO ATTEMPT THE SHARPSHOOTER!!! CLEO TURNS ANDREA OVER — BUT ANDREA COUNTERS WITH A ROLLING HEEL HOOK TRANSITION INTO THE CALF CRUSHER!!! ON THAT SENSITIVE RIGHT LEG! CLEO IS PANICKING FOR A QUICK MOMENT AND THIS CROWD REACTS FOLLOWING THAT BEAUTIFUL TRANSITION, BUT LUCKILY FOR CLEOPATRA SHE IS NOT TOO FAR FROM THE ROPES! CLEO SCRAMBLING TO THE BOTTOM ROPE IN A HURRY WHILE YELLING IN PAIN! AND NOW SHE GRIPS THE BOTTOM ROPE, AND ANDREA MUST RELEASE!
SG1: Had that counter been done in the center of the ring I think that would have been the match right there! Cleopatra drags herself out to the apron and drops to ringside a little bit shaken up… and Cleo turns around — SUICIDE DIVE!!!! ANDREA VALENTINE THROWING CAUTION TO THE RING, DIVING THROUGH THE ROPES AND SLAMMING INTO CLEO AS THE TWO OF THEM SMACK AGAINST THE BARRICADE!
Alicia: DID YOU SEE THE BACK OF CLEO’S HEAD JUST BOUNCE OFF OF THE BARRICADE?
SG1: That was just nasty, and Cleo is feeling the effects of that collision now just by the way she’s clutching her head. The referee begins his count, and Andrea Valentine gets up sucking wind, not as agile as we’re used to seeing her due to some of the sustained damage to the ribs. I wouldn’t be shocked if it hurts just to take deep breaths, take it from be bruised ribs are a mother. Valentine takes Cleo back into the ring and hooks her up from behind… delivering a LEG-TRAP GERMAN SUPLEX!!! ROLLS THROUGH IT, AND DELIVERS A STRAIGHT JACKET NECKBREAKER!!! Valentine drags herself on top of Cleo looking for the cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Alicia: Cleopatra looking alive still! Valentine drags herself near the ropes, holding her ribs again which is playing a huge part in this match. Cleo is up and limping to the corner, and this time Valentine FINALLY DELIVERS THE CARTWHEEL INTO THE JUMPING SIDE ELBOW OF A CORNERED CLEOPATRA! NOW SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A PELE KICK! AND TAKES A SLUMPED CLEOPATRA OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A SNAPMARE INTO A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! What an onslaught, Cleo looks out of it, she might even be concussed! Andrea Valentine climbs all the way up to the top turnbuckle, favoring her ribs while making the painstakingly difficult climb… I don’t know about this??? Andrea going to the sword she lives and dies by! This may be a terrible mistake or it may be the end of the match! SHE LEAPS OFF! V-DAY!!!!!! SWANTON CONNECTS!!!!
SG1: RIGHT INTO THE MAT! CLEO MOVES OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME, AND ANDREA SMACKED RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS! I KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT HAVING BRUISED RIBS, BUT GOD I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PAIN HER RIBS HAVE GOT TO BE IN!
Alicia: Andrea is up on her knees, her torso just racked with pain, and SHE’S TAKEN BACK DOWN FROM BEHIND BY CLEO WHO APPLIES A SLEEPER HOLD!!! SLEEPER FROM BEHIND, WITH THE LEGS WRAPPED AROUND THE TORSO! THIS JUST WENT FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR MISS VALENTINE, AND NOW CLEO TAKES ANDREA DOWN FLAT ON THE MAT, RIGHT ON HER BACK, WITH ANDREA LOOKING UP AT THE LIGHTS AND HAVING NO OTHER METHOD OF RECOURSE!
SG1: Don’t speak too soon Alicia! Andrea’s legs are lifted up high in the air! And she’s! She’s stacking Cleopatra onto her shoulders!!! The referee slides down to the mat for the count!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEE-
Alicia: KICK OUT! SO CLOSE, SO INCREDIBLY CLOSE!
( Andrea Valentine rolls over to the apron holding her ribs, and Cleopatra is on all fours briefly in shock after almost losing the match. )
SG1: Some of this crowd thinks that was actually three, and it very well might have been, but the ref is counting it as “two”. That was the definition of nearfall, and Andrea Valentine once again came close to using Cleo’s own strategy against her! Cleopatra is back up to her feet way earlier than Andrea is, and now she leans over the second rope, reaches over to Andrea where she’s seated at the apron and grabs a fist full of her blonde locks — but ANDREA CUTS CLEO OFF WITH A STUN GUN! FACEBUSTER RIGHT TO THE SECOND ROPE! Andrea Valentine drops to ringside down to a knee, clutching her ribs and trying to catch her breath and recover just a little bit while Cleo is still dazed and confused. Valentine climbs back up to the apron —
Alicia: LOOK OUT!!! CLEO SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A CROSSBODY TO THE OUTSIDE!!! KNOCKING ANDREA AND HERSELF OFF THE APRON AND CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT RIGHT IN FRONT OF US!!! ANDREA LOOKS LIKE SHE MIGHT HAVE LANDED RIGHT ON HER NECK, AND CLEO TOOK A GREAT BRUNT OF THE DAMAGE AS WELL! WE NEED TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT!
( REPLAY: Cleopatra sprints across the ring and crossbodys Andrea Valentine off the apron, and we see Andrea land on her upper back/neck era whereas Cleopatra rolls around holding her midsection as well. )
SG1: Good eye Alicia, that really was a terrifying fall for both of them and like you pointed out Cleo isn’t exactly unaffected either! This might end up being a double count out!
Ref: 1!!!! … 2!!! …. 3!!!
( Cleopatra begins stirring, and Andrea Valentine is lying on her face with both arms hugging her stomach. )
Ref: 4!!! … 5!!! …
Alicia: Cleopatra using our table to get up, and Andrea is on all fours barely even able to process just what the hell happened! Now Cleo steps on Andrea’s back to climb up to the apron, and once she’s back in the ring she drops to her bottom, not even able to remain standing! Andrea might be out of this!
Ref: 7!!! ….. 8!!! …
( Andrea is on one knee… )
Ref: 9!!! …
( Andrea is doubled over on both feet. )
( Andrea jumps under the bottom rope and slides into the ring. )
SG1: ANDREA SAVES THIS MATCH FOR HERSELF, BUT CLEOPATRA FIRES AWAY WITH A FLURRY OF STOMPS TO THE BACK OF THE NECK, RIGHT WHERE ANDREA TOOK A NASTY LANDING! Cleopatra pulls Andrea Valentine up much to the chagrin of the official, and she takes Andrea to the other side of the ring and dumps her right back down to ringside! Andrea landed hard right on her midsection, she’s again favoring those ribs after the rough landing. Now Cleo demands the referee starts his count all over again; looks to me like Cleo would rather take the easy way out!
Ref: 1!!! 2!!!! 3!!!
Alicia: Andrea Valentine is being forced to work for every inch in this match, it takes so much energy to do everything and Cleo isn’t even letting her in the ring unless she works for it!
Ref: 4!!! 5!!!
( Andrea climbs up to a knee. )
Ref: 6!!! 7!!!
SG1: Valentine is ready to slide back into the ring — BUT CLEO WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK UNDER THE ROPES! BUT NO VALENTINE CATCHES THE LEGS! Andrea drags Cleopatra out of the ring, off the apron and down to ringside! Now she positions herself, Cleo is begging Andrea not to go through with this, but VALENTINE DELIVERS A SLINGSHOT INTO THE LED RINGPOST!!!! LISTEN TO THAT SOUND! CLEO’S HEAD SMACKS RIGHT INTO THE FIBERGLASS, YOU COULD HEAR THAT FROM HERE TO HANAUMA BAY! AND A DAZED CLEO ROLLS HERSELF INTO THE RING FOR REPRIEVE!
Alicia: That was brutal!
SG1: Andrea Valentine climbs back into the ring, she’s waiting for Cleo to recover. Cleopatra looks like her bell has been rung, and now Valentine comes RIGHT AFTER HER FOR A BULLDOG!!! BUT CLEO CATCHES HER IN MID AIR AND REDIRECTS HER MOMENTUM, SENDING HER CRASHING RIGHT INTO THE REFEREE!!! CLEOPATRA, ANDREA VALENTINE AND THE REFEREE ARE ALL LAID OUT NOW! The poor official became collateral damage in this hotly contested contest, I don’t think Cleo knew who was where or what was when, she simply reacted off of instinct, but because of that we’re basically at an impasse!
Alicia: Andrea Valentine is stirring first, and eventually she refinds her vertical base while Cleopatra can only look for solace in the corner of the ring. Valentine drags herself over to Cleo and delivers a shoulder thrust right into the spine! Cleo is leaned over the turnbuckle again, and Valentine with yet another shoulder thrust, just about breaking the self-proclaimed Vixens World Champion in two! Now Valentine dips her head between Cleo’s legs…. and she… she’s hosting Cleopatra up to a seated position on the top turnbuckle! Valentine is now climbing up with her, these two are battling it out in no woman’s land….what could she be…. OH WAIT… WAIT A MINUTE!!! VALENTINE IS SETTING HER UP FOR THE ATOMIC BLONDE!!!!! SUPER REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!! THIS WHOLE AUDIENCE IS ON THEIR FEET, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVES IN WRESTLING, BUT IT’S ONE OF ANDREA’S MOST LETHAL WEAPONS FOR A REASON–
SG1: WAIT A MINUTE WHAT THE HELL?!??!
( Madison Kaline rushes into the ring and drags Andrea Valentine off the top turnbuckle. )
SG1: OH COME ON!
Alicia: MADDIE IS BACK OUT HERE AGAIN, STICKING HER NOSE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S MATCH FOR THE SECOND MATCH TONIGHT, AND SHE HAS HER BARB WIRE BAT!!! MADISON USING A BARB WIRE BAT EQUIPPED FULL NELSON!!! ANDREA IS TRYING DESPERATELY TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, BUT MADDIE QUICKLY BRINGS ANDREA DOWN TO THE MAT WITH THAT INSIDIOUS HOLD! WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH HER?
SG1: And worse off, why isn’t anybody doing thing about this?!
Alicia: WAIT A MINUTE, THERE IS SOMEBODY, IT’S JOCELYN SKY!!! JOCELYN SKY SPRINTS DOWN THE RAMP AND INTO THE RING, MADISON KALINE SWINGS FOR THE FENCES TO KNOCK HER HEAD OFF! BUT JOCELYN WITH A COMBAT ROLL UNDERNEATH IT, AND NOW A DROPKICK SENDING THE BAT FLYING OUT OF MADDIE’S HANDS! MADDIE BACK UP — ANOTHER DROPKICK, SENDING MADISON RIGHT OUT OF THE RING! JOCELYN SKY RESCUING THE DAY FOR ANDREA VALENTINE–
SG1: ROUNDHOUSE KICK RIGHT TO THE SKULL!!! CLEOPATRA TAKES JOCELYN OUT WITH A WICKED SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! AND NOW CLEO TURNS HER ATTENTION TO ANDREA VALENTINE, PULLS HER IN, BRUTALITY!!!!! CANADIAN DESTROYER OBLITERATES ANDREA VALENTINE, AND THE REFEREE IS COMING TO HIS SENSES WHILE CLEO HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
Ref: (sluggish) OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! ……..TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ………. THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Mona Lisa” comes back on, and the referee sluggishly raises Cleo’s arm. )
Cori Simmons: Here is your winner… CLEEEOOOOPATRAAAAAA!!!
Alicia: Controversial win in controversial fashion for the self-professed Vixens World Champion.
SG1: Another night, another screwjob. Madison Kaline interferes yet again, and as a result basically hands Cleopatra the win in an unjust finish.
( Madison is standing on the ramp applauding, Jocelyn Sky is at ringside holding the back of her head, and Cleopatra stands over Andrea Valentine showing off her Vixens World Championship. )
Alicia: It certainly looked like Andrea Valentine was going to finish this match off with the Atomic Blonde from the top rope, but thanks to interference from Madison Kaline it was all for naught this evening. Madison Kaline is made it clear that she will stop at nothing to exact revenge, in her mind, against her enemies whenever the situation presents itself.
SG1: Well it’s getting to the point now where you can’t even criticize her without having to look over your shoulder for her at all times, and the worst part of all is EAW allows it. The double standard is becoming apparent, and the chickens are going to come home to roost eventually. They always do.
( Cleo continues her celebration and Madison Kaline claps it up for Cleopatra on the ramp until the show eventually fades to black. )
( EAW logo buzzes )