( EAW Intro plays )
( A recap video airs showing last week’s Empire where Cleopatra opened the show to declare herself the Vixens World Champion, and demand that she be recognized as such. It transitions to Cleopatra walking backstage, confronting Flannery and Kendra in Gorilla, and engaging in a verbal back and forth with Kendra which would lead to Kendra slapping Cleo across the mouth. We then see Flannery reprimand both Cleo and Kendra, and in private Flannery sends Kendra home due to a ‘lack of professionalism.’ Later in the main event we see highlights of Cleopatra’s back and forth contest with Andrea Valentine, which would be interrupted by an interfering Madison Kaline who strangled Andrea with a barbed wire bat to incapacitate her. Jocelyn Sky rushes out to the rescue, chasing Maddie out of the ring, but Cleopatra took out Jocelyn and capitalized on a fallen Andrea Valentine to come away with the victory. Cleo ends the scene celebrating with her championship, and Madison is on the ramp proud of her work. )
( SHOW OPENS: Backstage, where Empire General Manager Flannery McCoy is backstage in her office sitting on her desk and texting away at her phone. Just then, the sound of a door opening can be heard and walking into the frame is none other than… Empire Assistant General Manager, Kendra Shamez! The crowd cheers upon seeing Kendra, and Flannery slides off the desk to her feet. )
Flannery McCoy: Hey you!
Kendra Shamez: Hey you, another night another Empire huh?
Flannery: Yes ma’am. How’s the temperature tonight? Is everything alright?
Kendra: (laughs) 60 and sunny. Cool your jets Flanny I don’t need you to be HR around here, I’m perfectly fine.
Flannery: No I didn’t mean it in that way. And I would like to apologize if I was kind of a bitch out there last week. HRDO and the board have been on my back about everything, and I feel like I might have taken some of the scrutiny out on you.
Kendra: No need to apologize, you were right about everything you said last week. Look I know things got a little out of hand and I let myself get worked up for no reason, but tonight’s a different story. You and I have to be more ready than ever, especially now that Stephanie and Astraea are back.
( Crowd can be heard cheering in the background. )
Flannery: You’re right, and Maddie is probably going to be up to no good as usual.
Kendra: Right, so I just want you to know I’m going to take it upon myself to restore order around here on Empire. You won’t have to worry about me fanning the flames, after all I get it, there’s nothing you can do about certain egoes around here. I finally know what side you’re on, what side the board is on, and what side I need to be on. I’ll just act accordingly.
Flannery: Well what do you mean by that?
Kendra: I think you know what I mean Flannery. I’ll be out of your way now.
( Kendra smiles and nods before taking her leave, and Flannery watches her go with a puzzled look on her face. )
( Camera opens up to the jam packed T-Mobile Arena, where the sold out audience is cheering and anticipating the show. )
( SCREEN BAR: Las Vegas, NV )
SG1: We are live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada! The first EAW event to emanate from Vegas since Pain for Pride: Festival! Welcome everyone to THURSDAY NIGHT EMPIRE!
( “Fighting Gold” by Coda hits on the sound system; the place loses their minds, as all 20,000 fans simultaneously jumps to their feet and roar in applause for the returning Stephanie Matsuda. Matsuda walks out to the stage dressed in her ring gear and “Iconic War Queen” authentic shirt with her Women’s World Championship over her shoulder. Flanking her is Jocelyn Sky, dressed in ring gear as well, and the two walk down to the ring. )
Cori Simmons: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, JOCELYN SKY, AND YOUR EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION… STEPHANIEEEEE MATSUDAAAAAAAA!!!!
Alicia: THESE PEOPLE ARE ON FIRE THIS EVENING! THE RETURN OF STEPHANIE MATSUDA HAS 20,000 STRONG ON THEIR FEET!
SG1: They’ve flipped their lids Alicia! It is a raucous beginning to what should be an amazing episode of Empire this evening, and we’re kicking things off with the return of the EAW Women’s World Champion!
Alicia: These people sure are happy to see her, but Matsuda has her game face on! I can tell you first hand just by speaking to her over the week that this is a slighted Stephanie Matsuda! Forced to miss the tribute show for her deceased best friend, having to watch her life partner be threatened with a barb wire bat, and having to watch her friends be assaulted and her name be disrespected by the likes of Cleopatra and Madison Kaline — that’s enough to drive anyone to the brink isn’t it SG?
SG1: It sure as hell is! I’ve been champion of this division before, and the pressure is enormous at all times, but when you’re a fighting champion there’s a point where you have to show the fangs, and you can tell Matsuda is showing them off here in Las Vegas!
( Matsuda’s music dies down. )
Crowd: CLOUDY! CLOUDY! CLOUDY! CLOUDY!
( Matsuda allows the audience to continue a little more until Jocelyn Sky hands her a microphone. )
Cloud: Thank you…but tonight ain’t the night for a pep rally. I’ve been off of MY show, MY brand for 30 long, excruciating days, and I have had to watch all hell break loose right before my eyes. Imagine being the ruler of your own kingdom and having to watch your castle be engulfed in flames? The people you fought to protect end up being the ones persecuted, and there is nothing you can even do about it. That’s how it felt like having to watch these bitches like Cleopatra and Madison Kaline run their mouths!
( Crowd pops. )
Cloud: It’s real funny how bold we get all of a sudden now that there’s no one to check you for all of the BULLSHIT you got coming out of your mouth, right Cleo? Ms. “true champion”? You was sitting real pretty in the retirement home, ain’t nobody even heard a peep from you, but the second you get an opportunity all of a sudden you’re in MY ring opening MY show holding up the Vixens World Championship like you already won something. And Maddie..
( Crowd boos upon the mention of Madison Kaline. )
Cloud: Ohhhh Maddie, you have had something foul headed your way for a minute now, sweets. You have crossed the line, and you invited a Brooklyn style asswhooping now you blond headed bozo. And the funny thing is I ain’t even the one who’s gonna get the first lick at you, because Joce over here has been sitting by having to watch you target innocent people who have done nothing to you, and she feels away.
Jocelyn Sky: What you tried to do to Monica is something that I will never forgive, Maddie. You are one of the most disgusting people I have ever met, and considering who my big brother is that says a lot about you. But it’s clear that some of us have been able to escape from The Coven mindset, and meanwhile you’ve become every bit the monster that they raised you to be. People like you can’t be reasoned with Maddie, so I’m challenging you to a fight, and I want to fight RIGHT NOW.
( Jocelyn drops her mic. )
Cloud: ANYBODY CAN GET IT, THAT MEANS YOU MADDIE, THAT MEANS CLEO, THAT MEANS ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO CROSS ME! ANY OF YOU EMPIRE PERSONALITIES THINK YOU WANT SMOKE??? CALL ME CLOUDY CHIMNEY, I WANT SMOKE! I KNOW WE IN VEGAS TONIGHT BUT I SURE AS HELL DON’T NEED A (CENSORED) FIGHT COMMISSION TO WHOOP! YOUR! ASS!
( The crowd erupts into cheers… but “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar plays, causing the cheers to transition into boos. Cleopatra walks out to the stage dressed in her jumpsuit ring gear and she has a microphone in hand and the Vixens World Championship over her shoulder. Cleo tilts her head to the side, her eyes smiling, seeming amused by Jocelyn and Stephanie — her music dies down. )
Cleopatra: (sarcastically) Ohhh wow now isn’t the little paper champion and her lap dog fired up? That is too cute.
Cloud: Cleo if you trying to get ‘cute’ with me I’ll march right up that ramp right now and we can settle any of the debates on who can whoop who’s ass, because if you asking me the time for talk is officially da-dun-dun.
Cleopatra: Just settle your kettle for a minute Matsuda okay? The actual champion is speaking. Listen some of us have actually been here week in and week out, contributing to Empire and not sitting on the sidelines, so I can fill you in on the details around here alright? First of all, if you think I’m the same Cleopatra who you got a win over a couple of years ago then you are sadly mistaken. Why don’t you ask your friend Andrea Valentine who lost to me in last week’s main event? She’ll tell you exactly how dangerous I am.
Secondly, I didn’t come back to play second fiddle to B+ players like you who don’t even have the decency to show respect for women like me who have paved the way for all of this exists. Do you want to know why I returned in the first place? Not because of you, (pointing to the crowd) DAMN SURE not because of all of you —
( Booing intensifies. )
Cleopatra: I came back because Fox saw me for the money printing machine that I am, and Flannery McCoy had no choice but to throw a bunch of money at me. The reason why I get to say and do whatever I want is because I am one of the few people on Empire who you can call a bonafide star. Meeting my demands isn’t just an incentive for your Empire General Managers, it is a contractual obligation, and as far as I’m concerned with Kendra Shamez put her hands on me back there she was on breach of contract.
There actually could have been severe repercussions for what occured last week, but I decided to let it slide and think about the greater good for this brand, which is what my return really has been all about. For the greater good. But your little reign of terror Cloudy, that’s not good for business at all. Your Women’s World Championship reign is the last hurrah for a disgraced and soon to be forgotten era, and once you no longer hold that title Cloudy this place is going to ascend to heights you couldn’t have even dreamed of.
Cloud: Oh and let me guess, who’s going to be the one to take my title and this brand to these “new heights”. YOU?
( Cleo laughs )
Cleopatra: Contrary to what you may believe Stephanie, it’s not all about me. I am the forever Vixens World Champion, and last week in Flannery’s office I made it clear to both her and Kendra that I will never let what this title represents die. But as for the Women’s World Title, that’s a completely different story. It’s not enough for me to take the Women’s World Championship out of your hands Cloudy, I want to decide the fate of that championship as a whole. Which is why in my closed door meeting with the Empire co-GMs, I was given the right to arrange your next Women’s World Championship match.
Cloud: Oh really? Good. Why don’t you arrange a match for right here and right now, and we can decide who’s vision for Empire lives, and whose vision dies.
Cleopatra: Now wouldn’t that be exciting? Except for one problem. I’m not the one coming for your title. She is.
( Cleo points at the ring, and Stephanie and Jocelyn exchange puzzled looks. )
SG1: LOOK OUT!!! LOOK OUT!!! FROM BEHIND, IT’S MADISON KALINE!!! MADDIE WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE KNEE OF CLOUD FROM BEHIND! STEPHANIE IS TAKEN DOWN!
Alicia: AND JOCELYN IS TEARING INTO MADDIE WITH RIGHTS AND LEFTS, CLOUD MIGHT HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY HURT! THAT WAS A TENDON TEARING CHOP BLOCK DELIVERED FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! JOCELYN SKY PUSHED BACK BY MADDIE, AND SHE CHARGES BACK AT MADDIE TAKING HER DOWN WITH A THESZ PRESS! THESE TWO ELITISTS DUKING IT OUT ON THE GROUND NOW, JUST TEARING INTO EACH OTHER!
SG1: BUT HERE COMES CLEOPATRA FROM BEHIND! CLEO HAS MADE IT INTO THE RING AND RIPS JOCELYN OFF OF MADISON, AND SHE SENDS JOCELYN SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST!
Alicia: Poor Jocelyn collapsing to ringside after slamming into the post shoulder first! Matsuda is pulling herself up using the ropes, and Madison fires away with a running knee to the midsection! Now a kick to the face! Madison talking loads of trash, and Cleopatra drags the Women’s World Champion up, hooks her from behind — BUT MATSUDA FIGHTING BACK! ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF CLEO! BLOW TO THE FACE OF MADDIE! BLOW TO CLEO! NOW MADDIE — NO MADDIE CUTS HER OFF WITH A DROPKICK TO THAT DAMAGED RIGHT LEG! Now Madison drags Matsuda by the leg and slides herself out of the ring with a hold of Matsuda’s leg still!
SG1: Somebody needs to stop this!
Alicia: AND MADISON KALINE SWINGS STEPHANIE MATSUDA’S KNEE RIGHT INTO THE RING POST!!! OH MY GOD THAT SOUND!!!
( Matsuda is screaming and rolling around holding her knee. Madison and Cleopatra communicate, and Cleopatra hoists Stephanie Matsuda up in a full nelson. )
Alicia: OH COME ON NO!!! MADISON KALINE PULLS THE BARB WIRE BAT OUT FROM UNDER THE RING!!! MADISON ENTERS THE RING WHISTLING DIXIE, CALMLY APPROACHING MATSUDA AND TAUNTING THESE FANS, SHE’S GOING TO ABSOLUTELY RIP MATSUDA APART WITH THAT WEAPON!
( The crowd erupts in a roar of applause. )
SG1: LOOK WHO IT IS!!! IT’S ASTRAEA JORDAN!!!! AND ANDREA VALENTINE!!!! BOTH OF THEM COME CHARGING INTO THE RING, ANDREA WITH HER RIBS HEAVILY TAPED UP! MADISON AND CLEOPATRA BAIL FROM THE RING IN TIME!
( Astraea leans over the ropes shouting all types of obscenities while Madison Kaline and Cleopatra back away on the ramp. )
SG1: The Empress of Elite saving Matsuda from permanent damage, and a brave Andrea Valentine a part of the cavalry despite not even being close to 100%!
Alicia: Looks like Maddie and Cleopatra knew when to hold and when to fold, they didn’t want any part of that!
SG1: Not so fun when you have to actually face somebody headon huh? These two are cowards plain and simple, but nevermind that, I just really hope Cloud is okay.
( Andrea Valentine tends to Stephanie Matsuda who is clutching her knee and loudly groaning in excruciating pain. Jocelyn Sky enters the ring, body still racked with pain, but full of concern for Stephanie. )
Alicia: Matsuda is clutching her knee in excruciating pain! She might have had her ACL or her MCL completely snap, that was a targeted offense done to the knee! We’re going to need to take a quick break..
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — Including an advertisement for the upcoming Voltage FPV: Wicked Games! LIVE from the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana! Don’t miss the return of one of the greatest Elitists of all time, Captain Charisma, as he competes in his first EAW match in over 6 YEARS! )
( Caption on the screen reads “before the break” and it shows what took place earlier, with Cleopatra announcing Madison Kaline as Stephanie Matsuda’s future opponent for the Women’s World Championship. It then shows Madison blindsiding Matsuda with a chop block to the knee, and a two on one offense carried out by Kaline and Cleopatra to take out Jocelyn Sky and further target Matsuda’s knee. We see them retreat after Andrea Valentine and Astraea Jordan make their arrival, but Matsuda is on the ground holding her right knee and yelling in pain. )
( Return to the show, where Stephanie Matsuda is in the trainers room with one pant leg completely rolled up. A doctor is examining her knee, and a concerned Astraea Jordan, Andrea Valentine and Jocelyn Sky are standing by — with Jocelyn holding a bag of ice on her shoulder. )
Medic: Are you able to bend your leg for me?
( Matsuda tries )
Cloud: (pained) No. I can’t for (CENSORED) sakes! I can’t put no type of pressure on it, man.
Medic: You’re definitely going to need an MRI. There’s also fluid beginning to build up around that knee Stephanie. I think we need to take you to the nearest medical facility to get that done.
Cloud: God damn it man! (bangs fist on the side of her)
Jocelyn Sky: Steph, please. It’s going to be fine.
Cloud: No it isn’t fine, I’m a sitting duck out here!
Andrea: Stephanie, we’ve got this.
Cloud: I let my guard down and now I’m useless again tonight! Do you know how that feels? Do you even know what that’s like? To be champion of your brand and you can’t even do shit on it?
Astraea: It’s gonna be fine sis. I’m an Empress and I spent just as much time on the sidelines as you. Those raggedy white bitches don’t even know what’s coming for them, I’m about to end this bitch Maddie once and for all! You don’t have nothing to worry about, Andrea and I got this.
Andrea: She’s right Cloud. Let’s just listen to the doctor and get your knee checked out. Your long term health matters more than anything.
Cloud: (sigh) Joce you think you can come with me?
Jocelyn: Of course, I —
( The infirmary door opens and Daisy Thrash enters the room still dressed in street clothes. )
Daisy Thrash: Oh God Cloud, please tell me you’re okay.
Cloud: I’m still breathing.
Daisy: I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m really getting sick of this! I’m sick of Maddie doing whatever she wants, I’m sick of Cleo getting whatever she wants, I’m sick of management for allowing this all to happen while they get no repercussions!
Astraea: We been knew.
Daisy: At this rate they’re going to kill this freaking show! If nobody’s going to do a goddamn thing about it then I’m going to take matters into my own hands!
Andrea: What are you going to do?
Daisy: I’ve got Cleopatra tonight, so I’m going to make an example out of her. I don’t like going out of my way to hurt people, but if that’s what it’s going to take to end all of this crap then I’m going to do what I have to, but this ends TONIGHT.
( Daisy storms out of the room, and the others exchange looks. )
Medic: You people sure don’t like making our jobs easy don’t you.
( Camera transitions back to the T-Mobile Arena, where Cori Simmons is standing by in the middle of the ring. )
Cori Simmons: The following match is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Christchurch, New Zealand, weighing in at one hundred and fifty five pounds, Ms. No Fucks Given, Harlow Reichert!
(“All-Star” by Smash Mouth plays as Harlow makes her way to the ring.)
Alicia Amby: Harlow is coming off a big win this week on Battleground, beating Lars Grier, now she’s looking to continue that momentum tonight be beating the Lioness, Constance Blevins. SG, what do you think Harlow’s keys to victory here tonight are?
SG1: Well, Harlow is a very talented wrestler and has an in ring IQ that far surpasses the short time she’s been here on Empire. She needs to use the tools she has to her advantage, and push the pace. Constance is also very good, but she’s had a lot of distractions lately, and those have to eventually add up. Well see how that affects her here tonight.
(Cori steps forward to announce the next competitor.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, accompanied by Remi McQueen, from Baltimore, Maryland, and weighing in at one hundred and twenty pounds, The Lioness, Constance Blevins!
(Constance bursts through the curtain following the loud sound of the Lioness roar (which leads into the chorus of “Roar”). 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: Looks like Remi has decided to take the protection of Constance into her own hands after Mali and Layla went down last week, and she seems to be looking for a fight! She’s not even looking in the ring, just pacing a patrol along the outside of it! SG, do you think Remi being at ringside changes the dynamic of things any?
SG1: Normally it could, but I don’t think she even really cares about the match so much as she’s looking for Raven. It’s a foolish move, though, Alicia, as we know, if Remi touches Raven then she’s fired, gone. If that happens, well, then the Pride would be all but dead. More so than it is right now!
(Cori exits the ring as the official calls for the bell starting the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
Alicia Amby: Here we go, Harlow rushes forward, initiating the collar and elbow tie up, and she’s using her superior size to push Constance into the corner. The referee is calling for the break, however, which Harlow gives, cleanly, and Constance tries to shake the cobwebs. Back in the center of the ring the two again they lock up! Constance whips Harlow to the ropes then drops to the mat, but on the rebound Harlow sees Constance’s position and changes direction! BASEMENT DROPKICK TO CONSTANCE’S FACE! Harlow outsmarted the Lioness, SG!
SG1: Indeed she did! Harlow has been dominant so far, Alicia, like you said earlier, she’s riding the wave of momentum and looking to propel herself possible into another Specialists title shot, who knows, she may even go after Raven’s New Breed Title. Now, though, she’s perched on the middle turnbuckle, waiting on Constance to stand!
ALicia Amby: Constance rises…FRONT DROPKICK FROM HARLOW! Constance is shotgunned across the ring! She really needs to get some offense going here, but so far the whole match has been Harlow! Springing to her feet, Harlow pulls Constance to her feet…DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN FROM CONSTANCE! THE LIONESS IS SHOWING GRIT! SHe’s firing off shots to Harlow’s head and face, many landing, but Miss No Fucks Given is able to block a fair share as well! Not letting up, though, Blevins quickly transitions to an armbar! The referee is in position…ROPE BREAK! Harlow was able to reach the ropes just as the official was going to check on her, and Constance is forced to break the hold! SG, looks like The Lioness may have some bite to her!
SG1: That’s fair, though I think she still has a bit to go before we can say she’s in command of the match, she was able to beat Torhild handedly last week, though, and is always a threat! Constance is letting Harlow get up, and looks ready to pounce…she runs to the ropes….RUNNING KNEE TO HARLOW’S FACE! REICHERT DROPS BACK TO THE MAT, HOLDING HER FACE! Constance grabs the legs and flips over, making a cover…
Harlow was able to power out of the pinning predicament! Constance isn’t done though, she grabs Harlow’s wrist and pulls pulls her vertical! We’ve seen this before, Alicia, Blevins is going to try for the short arm clotheslines! NO! Harlow ducks! Constance seemed ready, though, and catches Harlow in an armdrag! One more! As Harlow stands, Constance hits a dropkick, knocking her back to the mat! The Lioness lets out a roar, and the crowd is starting to rally behind her!
Alicia Amby: Constance is always a fan favorite! Look, SG, Even Remi is starting to get fired up on the outside! Feeding off the crowd, Constance grabs Harlow’s arm and whips her to the ropes…REVERSAL! Harlow sends Constance to the far ropes, but LOOK OUT! CONSTANCE WITH A SPEAR ON REBOUND! NO! HARLOW COUNTERS THE SPEAK WITH A JUMPING DOUBLE STOMP! Just like that Constance was cut off, but Harlow is starting to show a little worse for the wear. She goes for a pin on Blevins, hooking the far leg…the referee is in position!
Constance kicks out just as the referee was counting three! Harlow slaps the mat in frustration, but pulls Blevins to her feet only to be met with a headbutt! Hooking the tights of the stunned Reichert, Constance powers her over…Perfect-Plex! She can’t quite link her hands, though! The referee is in position!
Harlow kicks out!
SG, Constance is taking it to Harlow here, she’s on the verge of an upset here!
SG1: She indeed may be! Keeping the pressure up, she whips Harlow into the corner then charges after…BIG BOOT FROM HARLOW! Constance stumbles back from Harlow holding her jaw! Harlow climbs the turnbuckle…DAMN! HARLOW HITS THE BACKFLIP DDT! Constance was planted with that move! She quickly pulls Constance to her feet…FATE’S END! Constance was hit with the Kiwi Crusher! The official gets into position!
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, your winner by pinfall….HAAAARRRRRLLLLOOOOWWWW RREEEEEIIIIICCCHHHHEEERRRTTT!
(“All-Star” by Smashmouth plays as Harlow, seeming slightly pleased with herself, makes her way up the ramp. Meanwhile Constance is being consoled by Remi, who walks with her off the ramp.)
( Camera cuts backstage to the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, who are all sitting in individual chairs having their faces done by the EAW Glam Squad. They are all dressed in ring gear and have their respective championships sitting in their laps. )
Kassidy Heart: Well after the photoshoot I was thinking of doing something fun later on tonight, but, like, what is there for a girl to do in Vegas anyway?
Tyler Wolfe: I was kind of wondering that myself. Last time we were down here was for Pain for Pride so most of the time I spent that whole week was work related.
Kassidy: I don’t know if there’s much for three young, beautiful queens like ourselves to do in this place.
Sienna Jade: Awww so cute, my Aussie queens are trying to navigate the shitty desolate south-western United States! Take it from a North American, Vegas is a shithole. It’s a sleazy cesspool filled with dirty old stock brokers and hedge fund CEOs shopping around for young prostitutes to nibble on their shrimp dicks. Totally not the place for taken, young queens.
Kassidy: You know that should be a song. “I want to love you! (TYQ) Taken Young Queens!”
( Sienna and Tyler laugh at Kassidy. )
Tyler: Didn’t know you were an MJ fan, Kass!
Kassidy: Well I am now! Ahren listens to him religiously, he says it’s “a GOAT studying another GOAT”. Who am I to disagree?
Tyler: Oh come on now, just because your man likes something doesn’t mean you have to.
Kassidy: It’s not like that between us Tyler…he’s just everything you should aspire to be in life!
Sienna: Yeah, well so is Imp but you don’t see me listening to the Wu Tang Clan all day.
Tyler: And you sure as hell don’t see me training at the Combat Church. OK well except for that one time when Noah and I got completely shitfaced.
Kassidy: Omigawd didn’t Evelyn walk in on you guys doing the dirty in the middle of the ring?
Tyler: We didn’t get that far… at least not yet.
( A phone is heard buzzing )
Kassidy: (to the Glam Squad) Can you guys, like, hurry up already? I’m trying to text my boo. We just need our faces done the same way as usual, we’re not trying to go full Extreme Enigma here.
Tyler: You know I actually cosplayed him Halloween once when I was like 14.
Kassidy: Oh! My! Gawd! What a GOAT cosplay!
Sienna: I agree!
Tyler: I know, I got so many compliments.
( The glam squad completes their work on the Jaded Wolfe Hearts. )
Glam Squad member: You girls are all set!
( Sienna, Tyler and Kassidy get up from their seats and look at each others faces. Sienna and Kassidy complement each other, but when they turn to Tyler their faces are painted with horror. )
Kassidy: EW, OK BUT WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
Tyler: What’s wrong???
Sienna: Let’s just say you’re no champion of the sun.
( Tyler hurriedly looks in the mirror and instantly hates what she sees. )
Tyler: OH GOD WHAT THE HELL?
Glam Squad member: But what’s the matter? The look is supposed to be powerful! You said you wanted to look fierce!
Tyler: YEAH FOR WHEN I GO AGAINST CLARA LOVELACE, NOT FREAKING DAYMAN!
Kassidy: This is a state of emergency, the incompetent EAW Glam Squad ruins yet another perfect gorgeous face, and we’re on in a few segments! We’re gonna have to perform miracles, Sienna! 😥
( Tyler, Sienna and Kassidy quickly grab their belongs and frantically take their leave. The camera then transitions over to the announce desk where SG1 and Alicia Amby are seated. )
Alicia: Well the Jaded Wolfe Hearts aren’t the only ones dealing with a — well — ‘cosmetic catastrophe’ here on Empire because this past week at the Showdown branded supershow, No Regards, Raven Roberts suffered severe burns as she successfully defended her New Breed Championship against Drake King. She spent the last several days in the Joseph M. Still’s burn center before returning to her own residence here in Las Vegas.
SG1: Raven was recommended to take the week off from Empire to recover but given we are nearby tonight, she has decided to give us an update from home. Let’s take a look.
(Camera fades to show someone with a feminine figure sitting in a chair wearing a Rex McAllister t-shirt. The person has their hands on their face, which is hairless and looks to have severe burns covering it. The person appears to be sobbing as Raven Roberts’s voice is heard)
Raven (sobbing): I’m sorry… I’m so sorry…
(She begins to grab at her face as if in anguish)
Raven (exasperated): I can’t… I just can’t…
(She then pulls at the burnt flesh and it begins to stretch… until it pops off revealing it to be a rubber mask she was wearing over her fully recovered face as her dark hair cascades down onto her shoulders from inside)
Raven (grinning): I’m sorry. I just can’t fucking breathe in this thing. Halloween is fun though, right?
(She laughs as she tosses the mask over her shoulder and grabs the New Breed Championship off the table in front of her and places it over her shoulder)
Raven: Still not enough to stop me. Drake tried his best. He showed me how far he would go to win. Well done, Drake. You know, I could be upset with you. But after several days to process, mama Raven is proud of what you became that night. But it wasn’t enough to take this from me. (She pats the title) No no. But I do have to give my special thanks to Doctor Franklin from the Stills Center in Augusta, Georgia. You and your family will be getting free tickets to PFP this season in Atlanta. I promise. Probably. Maybe. I’ll definitely put it on a to do list somewhere.
(She shrugs and moves on)
Raven: And now Las Vegas hosts Empire. The city that has been my home for the last decade. How could I possibly missed. (She shrugs with a sarcastic smile) doctor’s orders I’m afraid. But word is that Remi SkyQueen isn’t too pleased with me. Widdle Waywa Wockhart got her neck all ouchied. And Mawi got a boo boo on her widdle head. Awwwww. Pobresitas. What vile monster could’ve hurt such sweet little lambs?
(A villainous smile crawls across her face)
Raven: So, Remi, how do you and Constance feel? Are you confident? Are you secure? Revy. Layla. Mali. I’ve taken out three of your little followers. Only two remain. Kendra said I couldn’t touch you, Remi. But your friends? Not so much. So how’s that numbers advantage treating you? Are you sitting back to back in the locker room? Are you watching over your shoulder? Do you feel my presence around every corner?
(Raven leans in)
Raven: Remi… are you afraid?
(She tosses her head back and laughs)
Raven: Don’t worry, sweetie. Little Connie is perfectly safe. I’m not at Empire tonight, remember?
(Raven looks as though she’s thinking about something as she suddenly taps her chin)
Raven: …unless… well… the arena is only about thirty minutes from my apartment… and you don’t know if this is pre taped or live… or I could just drive out after this if it is live… hmmm… how could you be sure? I guess you can’t.
Raven: I’m going to make life hell for you, Remi. And the best part is, I know you’re such a paranoid bitch that I don’t even have to do a thing to do it. You’ve been a nuisance to me from day damn one. But Bloodletter is just weeks away and then I can finally end you once and for all. But until then, do be careful out there. There’s some dangerous people around. And send my regards to your lovely wife.
(Raven’s smile grows even more evil)
(Commercial Match.com featuring Cameron Church)
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — featuring an advertisement promoting tomorrow’s edition of Dynasty which will feature The 1% (Theron Nikolas, Jack Ripley and Impact) taking on Darkane, Erebus Jennings and Voltage’s Devan Dubian in a COLOSSAL 6 Man Tag! Also what happens when Mr. DEDEDE invites Cameron Ella Ava’s mother on to Dynasty as a guest of honor? Tune in to find out tomorrow at 8pm, 7 central! )
(“Raise Hell” — Dorothy plays as the crowd stands up to their feet as Daisy Thrash comes out with all pumped up! The crowd is on their feet as Daisy poses on top of the ramp!)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Seattle, Washington, she is “The Razorblade Snowflake”, DAAAAAISSSSSYYYYYYYYY THHHHRASSSSHHHHHHHHH!!
SG1: Daisy Thrash found herself in a loss last week against the debuting Amber Keys after an interference against Madison Kaline! This week, she faces against Cleopatra, who is due to face Stephanie Matsuda at Bloodletter! Daisy would love nothing more than to prove that she can stand toe-to-toe with the Hall of Famer and longest reigning Vixens World Champion in EAW History!
Alicia Amby: Daisy Thrash would love nothing more than to make Cleopatra pay for attacking Stephanie Matsuda. Daisy sees this match as the only way to get that to happen!
(“Mona Lisa” — Lil Wayne feat. Kendrick Lamar plays as the crowd instantly boos as Cleopatra walks out with the Vixens World Championship on her shoulder! Cleopatra raises the title up in the air and poses with the title.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she is the Vixens World Champion, the “Queen of the Nile”, CLEEEEEOOOOOOOOPATRRRRAAAAAAAA!!
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra is seen with the Vixens World Championship on her shoulder! She claims with Stephanie Matsuda suspended, that Empire needed a champion to help carry this brand! I’m not sure how I feel about Cleopatra bringing back the Vixens World Championship, SG.
SG1: As a former Vixens World Champion myself, we Vixens did our best to make sure that championship meant something! Cleopatra had one of the best reigns as Vixens Champion in EAW history and she made that title into one of the most significant parts of women’s wrestling!
Alicia Amby: It should be interesting to see how Cleopatra interacts with Daisy Thrash in this match!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: “The Razorblade Snowflake”, Daisy Thrash takes on the longest reigning Vixens World Champion, Cleopatra! Right away, Daisy Thrash is bring the fight to Cleopatra! Daisy is delivering some stiff forearms to Cleopatra’s face! Cleopatra finds herself back into one of the corners as Daisy continues to throw those dangerous forearms before pulling Cleopatra by her hand and whipping her to the opposite corner! Cleopatra manages to hold onto the ropes on each side of her before Daisy runs and tries to connect with a clotheslined to a cornered Cleopatra! Cleopatra side steps as Daisy goes crashing to the corner! No! Daisy manages to catch herself before colliding against the corner! Cleopatra grabs Daisy by her red hair before slamming her against the mat! Cleopatra gets on top of Daisy and begins to pumble away with her with some harsh punches to Daisy’s face! Cleopatra gets herself back up as she grabs Daisy by her hair! Cleopatra gets Daisy in position and connects with a vicious snap suplex! Cleopatra grabs Daisy again and gets him in position before connecting with another snap suplex! This time, Cleopatra goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO–
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra stops the count as she pulls Daisy back up again! Cleopatra has a sinister smirk on her face as she is shaking her head no! Cleopatra does not want this match to end anytime soon! Cleopatra runs with Daisy’s head in her hand and throws it to one of the corners! Daisy goes back as Cleopatra follows that with a back kick to Daisy Thrash! Daisy falls down to her knees! CLEOPATRA GETS DOWN TO DAISY’S LEVEL AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A CHINLOCK ON “THE RAZORBLADE SNOWFLAKE”! DAISY THRASH IS TRYING HER BEST TO FIGHT OFF THE CHINLOCK, BUT CLEOPATRA IS MORE THAN DETERMINED TO PROVE TO HER WHY SHE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST VIXENS TO EVER LIVED! DAISY IS USING HER ARMS TO REACH FOR THE ROPES, BUT CLEOPATRA IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB WITH KEEPING HER DOWN! THE CROWD IS BEGINNING TO ENCOURAGE DAISY WITH CLAPS AND CHANTING HER NAME AT THE SAME TIME! CLEOPATRA IS SHAKING HER HEAD AS SHE IS TRYING TO GET THE CROWD TO SHUT UP, BUT THIS ONLY GETS THE CROWD TO CLAP AND ENCOURAGE DAISY TO GET OUT OF THE MOVE EVEN MORE!
SG1: Daisy Thrash is slowly rising back to her feet — wait, Cleopatra moves her back in position with the chinlock! The crowd is not happy about that as Daisy begins to use one of her feet to stomp against the mat! Slowly, this progresses to more stomps from the Empire fans as they all begin to stomp their feet in a rhythmic fashion! Cleopatra is shaking her head no, but it seems to be failing this time as Daisy begins to rise out of the chinlock and back to her feet! Daisy is free, but Cleopatra puts a halt to that a knee to Daisy’s stomach! Cleopatra follows that with a huge punch to Daisy’s back, making her fall to one knee! Cleopatra runs to the ropes, bounces from them and connects with a dropkick that sends Daisy to her back! CLEOPATRA KIPS UP AS SHE HAS HER ARMS OUT IN CONFIDENCE AS SHE CRACKLES AT THE CROWD BOOING HER BEFORE SHE APPROACHES DAISY AND STOMPS ON HER STOMACH! DAISY RESPONDS WITH HOLDING HER STOMACH, BUT CLEOPATRA DOES NOT STOP THERE AS SHE CONTINUES TO STOMP ON DAISY’S STOMACH! CLEOPATRA REPEATEDLY STOMPS ON DAISY’S STOMACH BEFORE THE OFFICIAL OF THE MATCH, JESSE CARLTON, NEEDS TO MAKE CLEOPATRA TAKE A STEP BACK!
Jesse Carlton: TAKE IT EASY, CLEO!
Cleopatra: Is that how you treat a Hall of Famer? I can do what I want.
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra is showing a similar mindset that Daisy Thrash’s opponent last week, Amber Keys had for the official! Cleopatra goes to Daisy again and delivers one last stomp on the stomach before kicking Daisy’s side! In result, this makes the redhead yelp in pain! Cleopatra takes a few steps back before gesturing for Daisy to get back up to her feet! Cleopatra is shaking her leg as she is growing with anticipation of her next move! Daisy is wobbly on her feet as she turns around! Cleopatra connects with a heel kick to Daisy! Daisy ducks the heel kick! Cleopatra’s leg goes around as Daisy uses her own arm to sweep the leg of Cleopatra and make her fall to the ground!
SG1: DAISY THRASH GETS ON TOP OF CLEOPATRA AND BEINGS TO MOUNT AWAY WITH SOME FIERY PUNCHES! DAISY HAS FOUND AN OPENING AND SHE IS TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THAT! DAISY GETS CLEOPATRA BY HER HAIR AND THROWS HER TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! DAISY BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME TURNBUCKLE THRUSTS ONTO CLEOPATRA’S STOMACH BEFORE BACKING HERSELF AWAY BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS CLEOPATRA AND CONNECTING WITH A HIGH KNEE TO CLEOPATRA! CLEOPATRA’S HEAD GOES BACK AS DAISY FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A HIP TOSS! DAISY BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SLIDING FOREARM TO A SEATED CLEOPATRA! CLEOPATRA GOES DOWN, BUT DAISY DECIDES NOT TO GO FOR THE COVER THERE! INSTEAD, DAISY SITS UP CLEOPATRA AND GETS HER HAND, SPECIFICALLY HER FINGERS! THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD, ALICIA! DAISY SUSHES THE EMPIRE FANS AND THEY INSTANTLY GO SILENT BEFORE DAISY BREAKS CLEOPATRA’S FINGERS! CLEOPATRA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN AS SHE IS USING HER AVALABIBLE HAND TO TEND HER CRACKED FINGERS AT THE MOMENT! OUT OF NOWHERE, DAISY CONNECTS WITH A LOW DROPKICK ONTO CLEOPATRA’S CRACKED FINGERS! CLEOPATRA’S HAND COLLIDES WITH HER FACE IN THE PROCESS OF DAISY CONNECTING WITH THAT LOW DROPKICK! CLEOPATRA FINDS HERSELF LAYING ON HER BACK AS DAISY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra kicks out at two! Cleopatra does not plan on losing this match! Daisy grabs Cleopatra and gets her back up to her feet! Daisy grabs Cleopatra by her arm and whips her to the ropes again! Cleopatra is holding onto the ropes as Daisy runs and plans to connect with a high knee again! Cleopatra manages to push Daisy away from her, but Daisy manages to catch herself and prevent herself from falling back! Daisy goes forward to Cleopatra and connects with a running enzuigiri! Cleopatra stumbles forward and falls to her knees! Daisy Thrash gets Cleopatra in position and connects with a snap ddt! Cleopatra is flat on her face as Daisy gets herself back up! Daisy gets Cleopatra and grabs her by one of her arms! DAISY APPLIES A STANDING ARMBAR ON THE VIXENS WORLD CHAMPION! CLEOPATRA IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO BEFORE DAISY FULLY APPLIES THE ARMBAR ON HER! CLEOPATRA IS SHAKING ALL AROUND! THERE IS NO WAY THAT SHE IS PLANNING TO TAP OUT TO DAISY THRASH! THERE IS NO WAY THAT SHE IS GOING TO BE MET WITH A LOSS! CLEOPATRA IS TRYING TO USE HER FEET TO MOVE CLOSER TO THE ROPES! DAISY IS DOING HER BEST TO MAINTAIN THE ARMBAR FROM BEING BROKEN! SLOWLY, CLEOPATRA GETS HER LEGS AND MOVES CLOSER TO THE ROPES! CLEOPATRA IS DRAGGING HER FOOT CLOSER TO THE ROPES! CLEOPATRA MANAGES TO GET HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! DAISY HAS NO CHOICE, BUT TO BREAK THE SUBMISSION!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
SG1: Daisy Thrash breaks the submission hold right away! She cannot afford a disqualification! She would love nothing more than to avenge her loss from last week! Daisy gets herself back up to her feet as Cleopatra uses the assistance of the ropes to slowly rise back up to her feet! CLEOPATRA IS SEEN FAVORING THE LEFT ARM OF HERS AS DAISY RUNS TO CLEOPATRA AND CONNECTS WITH ANARCHY IN THE WA, THE THESZ PRESS INTO SOME MOUNTED PUNCHES! DAISY HAS BEEN SHOWING A LOT OF FIRE IN THIS MATCH AND SHE HAS SHOWN THAT SHE REFUSES TO BACK DOWN WHEN THINGS DON’T SEEM TO BE GOING INTO HER FAVOR! DAISY GETS OFF OF CLEOPATRA, WHO GETS TO ONE KNEE! DAISY CONNECTS WITH A BACK KICK THAT SENDS CLEOPATRA BACK A BIT BEFORE BOUNCING FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTING WITH SLIDING FOREARM TO CLEOPATRA, WHO FINDS HERSELF ON HER BACK AGAIN! DAISY KIPS UP AS SHE IS GETTING HERSELF FIRED UP AND THE CROWD HERE IS FEELING HER FIRE AND SPIRIT! DAISY IS ANTICIPATING CLEOPATRA RISING UP TO HER FEET! IT LOOKS LIKE DAISY IS GOING TO HIT ONE OF HER FINISHERS, BUT WHICH ONE? CLEOPATRA SLOWLY RISES UP TO HER FEET! DAISY GOES FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH EAT THE RICH! THE SPINNING WHEEL KICK CONNECTS!
Alicia Amby: The veteran presence from Cleopatra as she is smart enough to roll herself out of the ring! Daisy Thrash is yelling for Cleopatra to get herself back in the ring! Cleopatra is resting outside of the ring!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: Cleopatra is taking her time before getting back into the ring! Cleopatra has her hand on her head as she is trying to process everything that has happened!
Jesse Carlton: THREE! FOUR!
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra begins to walk back-and forth, almost teasing like she is going to step back into the ring using the steel steps! Daisy is still fired up! She would love nothing more than to continue this match up!
Jesse Carlton: FIVE! SIX!
SG1: Cleopatra is walking to the side of the ring! She it looks like she is going up the ramp! The crowd is booing the living hell out of this woman!
Jesse Carlton: SEVEN! EIGHT!
Alicia Amby: Cleopatra is not getting back into the ring! She is going up the ramp backwards as she is letting the official finish her count!
Jesse Carlton: NINE! TEN! RING THE BELL!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori Simmons: The winner of this match via countout, DAAAAISSSSSSSYYYYYYY THHHRRAAASSSSHHHHHH!!
(“Raise Hell” plays back up as Daisy Thrash gets her arm raised by the official, but Daisy is not looking that one bit as she is looking back at Cleopatra, who is stopped midway up the ramp to glare at Daisy.)
Alicia Amby: It seems like Daisy is not too happy about this victory– what’s going on?
(Daisy Thrash exits the ring as she runs up to Cleopatra.)
SG1: DAISY THRASH GETS CLEOPATRA BY THE HAIR AND RAMS HER AGAINST THE RAMP! DAISY GETS ON TOP OF CLEOPATRA BEFORE MOUNTING AWAY WITH A SERIES OF FISTS! DAISY DID PROMISE THAT SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE CLEOPATRA PAY FOR ASSAULTING STEPHANIE MATSUDA! DAISY GETS CLEOPATRA UP BY HER OWN HAIR BEFORE THROWING HER AGAINST THE BARRICADE! CLEOPATRA LANDS HARSHLY AS DAISY IS NOT DONE WITH HER YET! DAISY GRABS CLEOPATRA AND THROWS HER AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! I DID NOT LIKE THE SOUND OF HOW DAISY LANDED AT ALL! THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD AT ALL!
Alicia Amby: DAISY GRABS CLEOPATRA AGAIN BEFORE THROWING HER AGAINST THE BARRICADES! DAISY GRABS CLEOPATRA’S HEAD BEFORE BASHING HER AGAINST THE BARRICADE A FEW TIMES! CLEOPATRA MANAGES TO GET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAMP WITH THE CROWD! DAISY MANAGES TO PULL CLEOPATRA BACK TO RINGSIDE WITH A HIP TOSS! DAISY DISTANCES HERSELF A BIT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH SHINING WITCH! THE SHINING WIZARD ON CLEOPATRA! CLEOPATRA GOES BACK! CLEOPATRA IS WOBBLY, BUT SHE IS DOING HER BEST TO RETREAT AS SHE COLLAPSES HALF WAY UP THE STAGE! DAISY PREPARES TO GO FOR ANOTHER SHINING WITCH —
SG1: ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, KENDRA SHAMEZ IS OUT HERE! SHE IS YELLING FOR SECURITY TO COME OUT TO SURROUND DAISY! THE CROWD IS BOOING! THEY WANTED TO SEE DAISY RIP CLEOPATRA TO SHREDS!
Alicia: We’re gonna have to take a short break, Empire returns after a word from our sponsors!
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — featuring the fallout from Showdown’s No Regards! What is next for Scott Diamond after his hellacious match up against Diamond Cage? And who leave San Diego as the EAW Openweight Champion as Kevin Hunter defends his title against TLA? Find out this Saturday at 8pm, 7 central! )
( Camera opens up backstage where Kendra Shamez is walking with Daisy Thrash, who is being detained by security and not able to so much as move her arms on her own. )
Daisy Thrash: (to security) Let go of me already assholes! Kendra what the hell gives?
( They all enter the arena garage, where Daisy’s belongings are seen next to a vehicle with the back doors open. )
Daisy: What the hell’s my stuff doing here?
Kendra Shamez: You need to go, Daisy.
Daisy: Are you joking??? Are you kidding me right now??? After the stuff that bitch said to you last week, you’re still going to protect her?! What the hell happened to you Kendra, you used to be a rebel, you used to have pride for yourself and this division. Don’t tell me you’re one of Cleo’s sycophants too!
( Kendra gets in Daisy’s face. )
Kendra: Listen to me, I am NOBODY’s sycophant. I want Cleopatra taken down just as much as you do, but if you think I’m supposed to depend on you to do it, then you’re delusional. You don’t have what it takes Daisy.
Daisy: That’s bullshit and you know it! I had Cleo on the freaking gallows before you stepped in!
Kendra: You would have left yourself wide open to be taken out by Maddie, you know, just like the fucking World Champion was earlier tonight! Just stay the hell out of this if you know what’s good for you.
Daisy: IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY OUT OF IT THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT KENDRA! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE SO AFRAID OF?
Kendra: I am doing something about it, and anything that you do would just be getting in the way. So I’m afraid I’ll have to ban you from the premises effective immediately. I’ll see you next week.
( Security forces Daisy out of the arena and into the parking lot garage where her ride is waiting. Daisy tries and fails to break her way through security, and the camera follows Kendra walking back into the arena with a stern look on her face before she closes the set of double doors behind her. )
(Remi and Constance are in their locker room backstage packing their gear bags to leave. Still down from her loss to Harlow, Constance isn’t as upbeat as normal. Noticing, Remi tries to cheer her up.)
Remi: Hey, that Perfect-Plex was sharp, Connie, especially for you hitting it on someone larger than you!
(Constance smiles slightly)
Constance: You think so? I’ve been working on it a lot lately! I’m sorry I didn’t get the win, Remi, I really wanted to do it for Layla and Mali!
(Remi starts to answer when there is a knock on the door. Jumping slightly in surprise, Remi walks over and answers. Standing in the doorway is Sabina, EAW Hall of Famer, Performance Center Hear Trainer, and former Vixen’s champion. She looks Remi over then smiles at Constance.)
Sabina: You looked good out there, Constance! Your transitions are a lot better than they were in training! (Constance blushes at the compliment.) Would you mind leaving Remi and I alone for a minute? Don’t worry about Raven, I’ve left security outside to keep watch.
(Constance looks to Remi and shugs.)
Constance: Sure, I was finished packing anyway. I’ll see ya outside, Remi!
(Constance shoulders her bag then walks out. Sabina eyes Remi who watches her intently.)
Remi: So…what can I do for ya, Sabina? Do I still owe squats from training?
(Sabina smiles at the joke then waves it off.)
Sabina: I think it’s more a question of what I can do for you, Remi. See, I’ve been paying attention to how things have been going with you lately…by the way, I’m so sorry for how Mali, Layla, and Revy were treated by Raven…they deserved better than that.
(Sabina looks at the floor sadly while Remi huffs a sigh.)
Remi: Yeah, they did. It’s okay, though, I’m going to take care of it. Once I get ahold of Raven I’m –
(Sabina cuts Remi off)
Sabina: You’re going to what, exactly? Cause so far I’ve seen you try to murder her, set her dressing room on fire one week, then another week drive a forklift through it…and where has that gotten you? Remi, what are you hoping to accomplish? I mean, I really get you being upset, and lashing out, but all that’s done for you is give you a concussion, ticked off your GMs, and cost the company thousands in repair costs. You’re never going to win that way…
(Looking annoyed, Remi turns and starts stuffing gear in her bag.)
Remi: I’m never going to out wrestle her either, Sabina, so what am I going to do? All I can do is what I have, she’ll crack eventually, she has to. Hell, if I hadn’t have been tased a couple weeks ago…
(Sabina cuts her off again)
Sabina: You’d have beaten her to death, maybe. Then you would be in jail, or worse, she’d have gotten the upper hand and done you in. As far as you out wrestling her, well, that’s why I’m here. You need direction, Remi, you’ve lost the fire that won you the Specialists title at Pain for Pride. Remember that night, Remi, that feeling? Do you wanna feel that again?
(Remi stops packing and turns to face Sabina.)
Remi: What are you saying, Sabina? Are you offering to train me?
(Nodding Sabina answers)
Sabina: That and more. I’m offering to be your manager…your mentor, even, if you need one. Raven has to be stopped, but it can’t be by me, it has to be you standing up to her. I’m tired of her breaking my trainees’ necks, though, so I’m stepping in to help you, that is, if you want me to…?
(Sabina extends her hand to Remi and looks at her with a raised eyebrow. Remi looks at her hand, then at Sabina with a disbelieving look.)
Remi: You wanna help me beat Raven? (Remi shrugs and grabs Sabina’s hand.) What the Hell, let’s do it!
(Remi turns and pulls out two cigars, offering one to Sabina.)
Remi: Wanna celebrate?
(Sabina rolls her eyes and grabs both cigars from Remi.)
Sabina: No, and neither do you. The smoking has to stop, Remi, the drinking too. You’re my student again now, and I’m going to treat you like it. I’ll meet you tomorrow at the performance center, we’ve got a lot of work to do if you’re going to beat Raven anytime soon. Here, (She hands Remi her business card.) it’s my number. Call me as soon as you get home and we’ll start building a schedule. I’ve got to go now, though, I’ll see you tomorrow, Remi!
(With that Sabina leaves Remi standing alone in the locker room looking down at the card in her hand.)
Remi: What have I gotten myself into here…
(Fade to black)
( COMMERCIAL BREAK — featuring an ad for the upcoming Empire FPV, Bloodletter! Taking place November 24th LIVE from the Mexico City Arena! Witness the bloody end of a rivalry as Raven Roberts puts her EAW New Breed Championship on the line against Remi Skyfire. )
( Open back up to the T-Mobile Arena. )
(“Furious 2” — Niklas Gustavsson plays as the crowd stands up as Clara Lovelace walks out with the Young Lioness Cup in her possession. The Ava Sisters — Cameron Ella Ava and Consuela Rose Ava are right behind her as they pose on the ramp as well.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first being accompanied to the ring by Cameron Ella Ava and Consuela Rose Ava , from Roswell, New Mexico, she is the Young Lioness Cup Holder, the “Pixel Princess”, CLAARRRRRRRAAAAAAAAA LOOOOOVEEEEEELAAAACCEEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace found herself on the losing end in a tag team against Empire Tag Team Champion, Sienna Jade and Specialists Champion, Tyler Wolfe, but she hopes to turn that luck around when she gets the Specialists Champion one-on-one!
SG1: Clara Lovelace pointed out that she nor Tyler were the legal people in their tag team match last week, but she can admit that she was beaten. Consuela Rose Ava told Clara last week to not give herself a victim’s mentality, so Clara needs to go into this match and stop playing the victim and to hold herself accountable. We’ll see if Clara does that tonight!
(“I Smell A Massacre” — The Butcher Babies plays as the crowd instantly boos for Tyler Wolfe who walks out with the Specialists Championship on her shoulder. Empire Tag Team Champions, Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart are right behind Tyler as the three women pose on top of the ramp before Tyler walks down the ramp and the two other women follow behind her.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, being accompanied by the Empire Tag Team Champions, Jaded Hearts, from Sydney, Australia, she is the EAW Specialists Champion, the “Walking Weapon”, TYYYYYYYYLEEEEEEEERRRRRR WOOOOOOLFFFFFFFEEEEEE!!
SG1: Tyler Wolfe has been through two title defenses since winning the Specialists Championship back at Territorial Invasion and there is no chance of her stopping as she approaches Bloodletter! This woman is probably one of the strongest Specialists Champions in recent memory and there is no way Tyler is going to drop the title!
Alicia Amby: Tyler Wolfe was on the winning side last week along with Sienna Jade due to some controversy in their tag team match! Tyler is going into this match proving that she can beat Clara Lovelace one-on-one and prove that she should not be cashing in that Young Lioness Cup at Tyler when she’s holding the title!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: The Young Lioness Cup Holder, Clara Lovelace versus the Specialists Champion, Tyler Wolfe! This is one potential match for the Specialists Championship match we could be seeing in the future if Clara decides to cash in the Cup! Clara has a lot to prove in this match! She has a lot to prove to not only her coach, Cameron Ella Ava and her partner, Consuela Rose Ava, but to Tyler as well! Tyler is stretching her arms using the grasp of the ropes! She has such a confident smile on her face, almost like she is not expecting any fight from Clara! Clara ate the pin in the tag team match last week with Tyler Wolfe and Sienna Jade. Could we be expecting the same thing this week? Clara runs to Tyler as Tyler steps to the side and grabs Clara by one of her hands, giving it a twist and standing behind her! Tyler manages to take Clara down before applying a headlock on the “Pixel Princess”. Tyler, along with Clara, get themselves back up to their feet! Tyler double underhooks Clara’s arms before connecting with a double underhook suplex! Clara Lovelace goes down as Tyler Wolfe goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE!
SG1: Clara Lovelace kicks out at one! TYLER WOLFE GRABS ONE OF CLARA’S ARMS BEFORE BENDING IT BACK AND SMACKING IT AGAINST THE MAT! CLARA INSTANTLY CRIES IN PAIN AS SHE IS HOLDING ONTO HER ARM! IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS CLARA’S LEFT ARM THAT TYLER WAS TARGETING RIGHT THERE! TYLER GRABS CLARA’S LEFT ARM AGAIN BEFORE BENDING IT BACK AND SMACKING IT AGAINST THE MAT AGAIN! CLARA REACTS LIKE A FISH BEING TAKEN OUT OF WATER AS SHE IS HOLDING ONTO HER ARM! Kassidy Heart and Sienna Jade are applauding their fellow Jaded Wolfe Hearts stablemate as she is looking to inflict as much pain as possible in Clara Lovelace! Meanwhile, Cameron Ella Ava and Consuela Rose Ava are looking at Clara with concern in the ring, hoping that she will find a way to bounce back! TYLER BEGINS TO STEP ON CLARA’S LEFT ARM AS SHE WALKS ON IT TO THE OTHER SIDE! TYLER USES CLARA’S INJURED ARM AND GETS HER BACK UP BEFORE THROWING HER TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! CLARA LANDS ON THE ARM HARSHLY AS TYLER DOES NOT WASTE ANYTIME, BUT RUNS TOWARDS CLARA AND CONNECTS WITH A HARSH KNEE TO CLARA’S INJURED ARM! CLARA FALLS FORWARD AS SHE LANDS ON HER KNEE, STILL CLUTCHING HER LEFT ARM! Tyler Wolfe follows that up with a back kick to Clara’s head as she falls face first! Tyler rushes to Clara and begins to connect with a bunch of rapid knee strikes to Clara, who is flat and face first against the mat! Tyler looks like a possessed woman as she has not stopped for one second when delivering those awful rapid knee strikes!
Jesse Carlton: THAT’S ENOUGH TYLER! GET BACK A BIT!
Alicia Amby: Tyler Wolfe is not happy with one bit about being backed away! All she wants to do is to continue to inflict punishment on Clara Lovelace, who things are not looking good for so far. Cameron is looking at Clara with concern ringside. Consuela almost looks angry that Clara has let Tyler have this offense for so long now! Clara is on all fours as she crawls to one of the corners! AS SHE SLOWLY BEGINS TO PICK HERSELF BACK UP, TYLER RUNS TO THE CORNER CLARA IS AT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BIG BOOT TO CLARA’S FACE! CLARA FINDS HERSELF IN A SEATED POSITION AS TYLER BEGINS TO STOMP THE LIVING HELL OUT OF CLARA! TYLER DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT CLARA’S WELL-BEING IN THIS MATCH! ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS WIN AND PROVE WHY SHE IS THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! TYLER GETS ONE HER BOOT AND BEGINS TO PRESS IT AGAINST CLARA’S THROAT! CLARA IS STRUGGLING TO GET THE BOOT OFF HER THROAT BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BEGINS TO COUNT!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, TYLER!
SG1: Once again, Tyler Wolfe is stopped by the official for being a little too aggressive with her opponent! Tyler may need to be careful not to be too aggressive as this can cost her the match! Clara Lovelace is seen trying to get herself back up to her feet! Tyler runs towards Clara and connects with a turnbuckle thrust that gets Clara from a standing position back to a seated position! Tyler has her arms out of confidence as she is absorbing the hatred of the crowd! Clara Lovelace is seen trying to get herself back into a standing position, but her legs seem shaky! Clara could fall at anytime and give out! TYLER TURNS AROUND AS CLARA WITH NERF THIS! THE SPEAR–NO! TYLER MANAGES TO SIDE STEP, BUT CLARA MANAGES TO CATCH HERSELF AND SWEEP TYLER’S FOOT FROM THE MAT WHICH CASES HER TO LAND ON HER BACK! CLARA LOVELACE GETS ON TOP OF TYLER WOLFE AS SHE BEGINS TO MOUNT AWAY WITH A SERIES OF HARSH FISTS! CLARA IS GIVING TYLER A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS MATCH! CLARA ROLLS TYLER ONTO HER STOMACH FIRST! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS CLARA DOING RIGHT NOW?
Alicia Amby: CLARA LOVELACE PUTS HER HANDS UP, SPINS THEM AROUND AND GOES FOR A SLIP N SLIDE! TYLER WOLFE’S FACE IS BEING PRESSED AGAINST THE MAT AS CLARA GOES AROUND! CLARA GETS OFF OF TYLER AS TYLER BACKS AWAY TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! CLARA RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A BACK ELBOW TO A CORNERED TYLER, WHICH MAKES HER COME FORWARD AGAIN! CLARA CONNECTS WITH AN AXE HANDLE AS TYLER GOES DOWN! TYLER GETS BACK UP AS CLARA CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER AXE HANDLE ON TYLER AS SHE GOES DOWN AGAIN! THIS HAPPENS A FEW MORE TIMES BEFORE CLARA DELIVERS ONE LAST AXE HANDLE ON CLARA BEFORE GOING FOR A PINFALL ATTEMPT!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
SG1: The Specialists Champion kicks out! Tyler is not giving up without a fight! The “Pixel Princess” rises back up to her feet as she gets Tyler back up by her hand! Clara Lovelace goes to the corner as she begins to tightrope walk on the top rope before connecting with a springboard armdrag on Tyler Wolfe! Tyler finds herself in a seated position before Clara connects with a sliding elbow to a Tyler first before following that up with a clothesline! The Ava Sisters are cheering for Clara ringside as Jaded Hearts are looking at Tyler with concern — almost like they need to think of a plan to save their friend from defeat! There was talk about Consuela and Clara making a game plan, but who knows if this will come into motion tonight? CLARA IS TRYING TO GET SOME FEELING BACK INTO HER LEFT ARM, WHICH WAS INJURED BY TYLER IN THE BEGINNING PART OF THE MATCH! CLARA NOW HAS SOME TIME TO CLUTCH TO THAT ARM AS SHE THINKS ABOUT HER NEXT STEP! CLARA SEES THAT TYLER IS ALMOST RISING BACK TO HER FEET! CLARA CONNECTS WITH A HUGE KICK TO TYLER’S STOMACH BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A MEMEGENERATOR! THE X-FACTOR CONNECTS AS CLARA LOVELACE GOES FOR THE COVER QUICKLY! THIS COULD BE OVER RIGHT HERE!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Tyler Wolfe kicks out! Clara Lovelace is clapping her hands and gesturing for the end of this match! Cameron and Consuela are doing the same thing after! It looks like Clara is going for Touch for Claraty, the Hammerlock ddt! Wait a minute? SIENNA JADE IS ON TOP OF THE ARPON! SHE IS TRYING TO GET OUT OFFICIALS ATTENTION! THE OFFICIAL IS DISTRACTED BY SIENNA!
SG1: WHAT IN THE HELL? CONSUELA ROSE AVA JUST SLIDE UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! WHAT IN THE HELL IS SHE DOING! TYLER WOLFE TURNS AROUND AND GETS BLASTED WITH A RODILLA DE LA MUERTE! TYLER IS DOWN! CONSUELA SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE RING ROPE! CAMERON IS IN SHOCK ABOUT WHAT HER SISTER DID.
Consuela Rose Ava (off-mic): Pin her, Clara!
Alicia Amby: Clara Lovelace goes for the cover on Tyler Wolfe as the official gets in position!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Furious 2” plays back up again as Clara Lovelace looks back at The Ava Sisters. Cameron Ella Ava is still in shock as Consuela Rose Ava is the first one to enter the ring and raise Clara’s hand up in victory while looking down on Tyler Wolfe.)
Cori Simmons: The winner of this match, the Young Lioness Cup Holder, CLAAAARRRRRRRAAAAAAAA LOOOOVEEEEEEELAAAAACCCCEEEEEEE!!
SG1: Clara Lovelace gets another victory thanks to Consuela Rose Ava and her Rodilla de la Muerte! Consuela getting herself involved was something I did not think I would see coming! But, in the books, Clara Lovelace just got a victory over the current Specialists Champion!
Alicia Amby: Consuela Rose Ava had no business in getting involved in the match! Coach Cam is not looking to pleased at the moment!
(Coach Cameron Ella Ava gets inside the ring with Clara Lovelace and Consuela Rose Ava. Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart roll Tyler Wolfe underneath the bottom rope and help her up, but Tyler still looks dazed by the knee from Consuela. The Ava Sisters are arguing for the moment. Clara seems to be playing peacemaker between the two sisters.)
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( Camera returns backstage where Consuela Rose Ava is walking with a brisk pace. She is suddenly stopped by Kathy Kush. )
Kathy Kush: Consuela can I just have a moment of your time?
Consuela Rose Ava: Make it quick.
Kathy: I just wanted to ask what that was all about out there during the match between Tyler Wolfe and Clara Lovelace? Most of us aren’t familiar with this side of you.
( We see Coach Cam and Clara Lovelace approach the scene from behind. )
Coach Cam: Yeah you know what, I would like an answer as well?
Consuela: Cam can you just stop?
Clara Lovelace: I’m just really confused, why did you have to interfere like that?
Coach Cam: You literally took away all credibility from Clara’s win.
Consuela: Yeah well you know what? At least she got a win, okay? When is the last time you can say that’s happened?
Cam: Seriously what is up your ass lately?
Consuela: You know what the definition of insanity is? Trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. We’ve tried every other way Cam and it’s not getting the job done, and I’m sick of seeing the Jaded Wolfe Hearts or whoever else continue to get one over on us. It’s time we start getting some actual wins on our side and not just these stupid moral victories that do nothing for us at all.
Clara: I just don’t believe in cheating, Consuela.
Consuela: Yeah well I don’t feel good about it either okay? I’ve lived my whole life by the rule book, so this isn’t exactly easy for me either. But maybe we should stop focusing on what we ‘won’t do’ or what we ‘can’t do’ and start thinking about what it’s going to take to win, because I’m at the point now where I’m willing to do whatever is necessary.
Cam: But you realize the Jaded Wolfe Hearts aren’t going to take this lying down right?
Consuela: I don’t care. I’m not afraid of them or their titles, as a matter of fact I want their titles. Listen to me Clara, one way or another we’re going to become a serious threat. The time for sitting around and waiting for good things to happen to us is over, now’s the time we start taking opportunity for once. Don’t let people like Cam fool you into thinking they haven’t done the same thing for success around here. Start thinking for yourself for once.
Cam: What do you mean people like me?–
( While Cam is talking, Consuela leaves. )
Cam: Hold on Consuela I’m talking to you!
( Cameron and Clara follow Consuela, leaving behind Kathy Kush. )
( Return to the area, where Cori Simmons is standing by in the middle of the ring ready to call the main event. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Cori Simmons: The following is a tag match is set for one fall and is the Main Event for the evening! Introducing first, weighing in at one hundred and twenty pounds, from Tampa Bay, Florida, The Mistress of Death, Madison Kaline!
(“O! Fortuna” by Carl Orff plays as Madison makes her way to the ring. She mocks fans along the way and stops to tear up a little girl’s “Andrea Valentine” Poster.)
Alicia Amby: Are there no limits to how far Madison will go to prove what a depraved individual she is? THat little girl was just enjoying the show and now she’s crying!
SG1: You know which little girl isn’t crying right now? The one with a Madison Kaline poster! Kids need to learn early about making poor life choices, I always say.
(Madison waits in her team’s corner while Cori announces her partner.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her partner, weighing in st one hundred and thirty five pounds, from The Bronx, The Dirti Diva, Amber Keys!
(“Easy Target” by Blink 182 plays as Amber Keys walks down the stage, a smirk on her face. Once she reaches the girl whose poster Madison tore up she mocks the crying and causes the girl to hide in her mother’s arms. Once in the ring she high-fives Madison and waits in her corner for her opponents.)
Alicia: Amber and Madison are perfect for each other! What kind of person mocks a child?!
SG1: They are perfect for one another! THey’re both winners, and they’re going to show Andrea and Astraea what that means in just a few short minutes!
(Cori, doing her best to avoid the jeers of Madison and Amber, announces their opponents.)
Cori: Introducing their opponents, first, weighing in at one hundred and ten pounds, from Orlando, Florida, Andrea Valentine!
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX plays as Andrea walks down the ramp and rushes to the side of the crying girl. She gives her a hug and some encouraging words before making her way to the outside of the ring area, waiting to enter the ring for her partner.)
Alicia: Andrea making sure that girl is okay, and playing it smart here, waiting for Astraea, don’t you think SG?
SG1: Yeah, I mean who would want to volunteer for certain death? Andrea isn’t an idiot, but that still doesn’t mean she’s going to pull off a win here tonight.
Cori: Introducing her partner, weighing in at one hundred and fifty-five pounds, from Chicago Illinois, Astraea Jordan!
(“Party Goin’ Dumb” by Rico Nasty plays as Astraea walks down the ramp, her eyes locked on Madison. Once she gets to ringside ANdrea gives her a quick look and they both side into the ring and attack)
(DING! DING! DING)
SG1: AND HERE THEY GO, ALICIA! THEY’RE TEEING OFF ALREADY!! ASTREA ALL OVER MADDIE RIGHT FROM THE START OVER HERE IN THE FAR LEFT CORNER! NOW MADDIE REVERSES THE MOMENTUM ON THE EMPRESS OF ELITE WITH SHOULDER BLOCKS TO THE MIDSECTION OF ASTREA! AMBER WHIPS ANDREA TO THE ROPES! AMBER LOOKING FOR FOREARM SMASH BUT ANDREA DUCKS IT! SIDEKICK BY ANDREA AS SHE TURNS TO MEET THE DIRTI DIVA BEFORE SHE COULD STRIKE SENDING AMBER DOWN TO A KNEE! MADDIE THROWS ASTREA TO THE CANVAS AND THEN PROCEEDS TO ATTACK ANDREA FROM BEHIND WITH A HAMMER SMASH TO THE BACK TAKING ANDREA BY SURPRISE!
Alicia: Amber starts to rise but the referee is prepared for it as he tells Amber to leave the ring! The referee then turns and repeats the same process with Astrea, as she leaves the ring and we have Andrea and Maddie starting things off here! Maddie grabs up Andrea and sends a clubbing shot to the back of Andrea! And another! Maddie runs Andrea sends the momentum of Andrea to the corner where Dirti Diva Amber Keys awaits! The referee already there with a finger up to warn Amber not to physically involve herself in the match!
SG1: Amber puts her hands up as Andrea is trying to recover in the corner! Maddie though gets in the face of the of Referee which manages to take his attention off Andrea and Amber! LOOK AT THIS! HEY! COME ON REF! AMBER’S CHOKING ANDREA IN THIS MODIFIED HEADLOCK AS SHE DRAPES THE THROAT OF ANDREA ON THE ROPES! MADDIE STILL YELLING AT THE REF BEFORE AMBER FINALLY RELEASES ANDREA! Andrea turns away holding her throat as Maddie shoves Andrea back to the neutral corner where she slaps the taste right out of the mouth of Andrea Valentine! The referee admonishes the hard slap by Maddie as she puts her hands up intentionally taking his attention off the neutral corner again AND AGAIN AMBER KEYS TAKES ADVANTAGE AND CHOKES ANDREA FROM BEHIND! Maddie smiles at the referee as she moves back to her corner! Astrea is now yelling at the referee….uh, well I don’t want to repeat it here live on the air!
Alicia: She was shouting “you got nice hair sucker” or something like that! Maddie just tagged in Amber who now enters and immediately sticks the boots to the throat of Andrea in the corner and then throws Andrea down to her knees! Amber sits up on the top turnbuckle and delivers a double kick to the back of Andrea who was looking to stand! Amber hops back up on the top turnbuckle what’s she looking for here!!? Dropkick off the top to Andrea!
SG1: NO! Andrea avoids the dropkick but Amber is still able to land on her feet! Clothesline attempt by Amber is ducked by Andrea! Neckbreaker by Andrea connects! Amber holding the back of her neck area as she rises back to her feet! But Andrea does too! Side kick to the chest of Amber that sends her staggering back a step or two! Here comes Andrea with a hurricanrana to Amber taking her down to the canvas! Amber holding her head as she picks herself off the canvas! Andrea somersault rolls into a tag to Astrea just as Amber was coming at Andrea!
Alicia: UH OH! And this crowd getting loud as Astrea enters the ring and looks at the Dirti Diva with a daring and defiant expression upon her face as Amber looks on breathing a little heavy already having been a part of the action for the last several minutes! Astrea walks up to the Dirti Diva and gets right in her face!
Astrea: It’s time to throw down, bitch! Whatcha got?
SG1: Astrea nodding her head having a nice chuckle AND A HARD SHOVE BY ASTREA TO THE CHEST OF AMBER! AND AMBER RIGHT BACK WITH ONE OF HER OWN! AND THE FISTS ARE FLYING NOW AS BOTH THE EMPRESS OF ELITE AND THE LEGENDARY DIRTY DIVA SLUGGING IT OUT! Astrea whipping Amber who reverses the whip and sends Astrea to them instead! Handstand headscissors takedown by Astrea to Amber Keys! RUNNING HANDSPRING MOONSAULT CONNECTS ON AMBER! ASTREA HAS THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Alicia: Kickout by Amber! Astrea still not done though as she picks up Amber with force ready to-AND A RAKE TO THE EYES OF ASTREA BY AMBER KEYS! Followed by a DDT TO ASTREA! BUT NOW IT’S AMBER THAT’S ASSUMING THE ADVANTAGE AS SHE DRAGS ASTREA UP BY HER BRAIDS! OH GOD! AMBER JUST RAMMED THE SHOULDER OF ASTREA RIGHT INTO THE STEEL RINGPOST! RUNNING DROPKICK FROM BEHIND BY AMBER TO ASTREA THAT SENDS HER TUMBLING OFF THROUGH THE ROPES WHERE SHE LANDS HARD ON THE RING APRON BEFORE ROLLING TO THE FLOOR! WOW! WHAT A HARD LANDING THERE, SG1!
SG1: Yeah no kidding. Amber taunting to the crowd as Astrea is recovering on the outside! The referee at the count of four! Now five! Astrea struggling2 to make her way up even with the support of the apron! Finally Astrea pulling herself up as Amber looks on with hands to hips very much amused while waiting for Astrea to re-enter the ring! As she does Amber is there to meet her right away! Amber grabs up Astrea and takes her to the neutral corner where she tags in Maddie! Maddie with a smirk on her face as she enters the ring! And the disrespect by Maddie as she slaps Astrea across the face! AND A BULLDOG BY MADDIE!
Alicia: STOMPS BY MADDIE TO THE HEAD OF ASTREA! BUT ASTREA FIGHTING BACK! SHE’S FIGHTING THROUGH THE ATTACK OF MADDIE WITH STRAIGHT RIGHTS TO THE MIDSECTION OF THE MADDIE! AND A SIDE KICK TO THE FACE OF ASTREA THAT DROPS HER BACK TO THE CANVAS! Maddie grabs the arm of Astrea and rolls through in an armbar submission of the current Empress Of Elite! Astrea yelling out in pain! But Astrea Jordan isn’t your typical Empire Elitist! Look as she rolls over!
SG1: Is she really doing this! She is! Astrea is somehow getting back to a vertical base with Maddie completely clinging to her arm! Astrea dragging herself and Maddie toward her corner where Andrea anxiously awaits the tag! Astrea inching closer! Andrea tags herself in! Maddie releases Astrea who keels over in her corner while holding her shoulder! Andrea and Maddie circle the ring for a moment before moving in on each other! And a tie up with Maddie gaining the advantage-NO! Now it’s Andrea with a headlock takedown instead of Maddie! Maddie rising back up to her feet as is Andrea! Andrea rebounds off the ropes! Crossbody by Andrea onto Maddie for the cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
SG1: Kickout by ‘The Mistress Of Death’! Both of these two tag team combinations are working well enough to be neck and neck competitively! Both ladies back on their feet and an arm drag by Andrea to Maddie! Maddie back up though but another by Andrea! Now Andrea with a clothesline that knocks Maddie down again! Maddie trying to rise again! VALENTINE’S MASSACRE! THE HANDSTAND HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN SPIKING THE HEAD OF MADISON KALINE RIGHT OFF THE CANVAS! Maddie immediately rolling away! Escaping any possibility of a pin attempt here! Maddie crawls to her nearby corner desperate to tag out as Amber has her hand out! Maddie tags her and continues to recover in the corner as Amber Keys re-enters the ring! Amber already softened of Astrea a bit! Could she looking to do the same thing to Andrea!!?
Alicia: We all know how she’s been nursing sore not mention slow recovering rib injuries from the heinous attack by Maddie a couple of weeks ago! Andrea and Amber circling the ring now staring holes into each other with intense looks as they move in for a tie up! And the tie up! Andrea finds the advantage twisting the arm of Amber! Amber yelps out slightly in pain before rolling through and kipping up and turning the tables on Andrea and now it’s Andrea that’s placed in the same predicament! Hammerlock applied now by the Dirti Diva! Amber cinches the hold in but now Andrea transitions into a hammerlock on Amber! Amber trying to jab the elbow of her free arm at the head of Andrea but Andrea proving to possess great instincts avoids the elbow!
SG1: Amber now goes for a drop toe hold on Andrea that brings her down to the canvas! Amber runs and rebounds off the ropes and sends a hard running kick to the midsection! Andrea now holding her ribs as she now gets stomped by Amber! Now Amber sending more kicks at the midsection of Andrea again! Andrea yells out in pain as Amber is now physically dissecting Andrea Valentine! Amber grabs the legs of Andrea and now lays a hard stomp to the stomach of Andrea! Andrea having trouble breathing after that! She’s holding her ribs as she agonizes I pain! Amber looks over toward Astrea and begins taunting her! Astraea desperately wants to be tagged in by Andrea, who is trying to make her way to do just that! AMber cuts her off, however, and lifts Andrea to her feet..Jawbreaker out of nowhere! Amber is floored after that desperation move by ANdrea who is pulling herself toward Astraea with every ounce of her being!
Alicia: SHE MAKES THE TAG! Astraea is in the ring and looks to clean house! Amber is begging off, but Astraea is having none of it as she unloads onto the Dirti Diva! Astraea backs Amber into the corner…HAIR WHIP! You could hear that from here! Look at the welt left on Amber! Astraea isn’t done yet, though, she backs off a few steps to build momentum and hits a spinning wheel kick! AMber drops to the mat, nowhere left to go, and Astraea pulls her to the center of the ring. With Keys still dazed, Jordan does a handstand?! NO! SHe drops both knees onto the midsection of AMber, driving the breath from her! Amber is in serious trouble here if she can’t get a tag! Madison is still feeling the affects of the Valentine’s Massacre, though, and is in no condition to help! Astraea is stalking Amber as she slowly makes her way to her feet…CAN YOU COUNT TO TEN? Cause Astraea certainly can, and Amber can now too after those ten linked vertical suplexes! Amber is in a very bad position here! Astraea is calling for an end to the match! LATE REGISTRATION! The Snap Powerbomb Cutter has left AMber out! Astraea makes the cover as the referee gets into position and Madison looks to be pulling herself into the ring!
MADISON BREAKS THE PIN!
THREE, NO, MADISON WAS LATE! THAT’S IT, THE MATCH IS OVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Despite the bell ending the match Astraea doesn’t seem finished with Madison as she exits the ring and grabs the chair from under the time keeper. She returns to the ring and Madison starts begging for mercy, but Astraea responds by slamming the chait into the Mistress of Death! After delivering a half dozen blows with the chair she drops it to the mat.)
SG1: Someone needs to stop this, Astraea is going mad!
ALicia: She’s just giving back what she and Cloud have spent the last month receiving!
(Astraea pulls Madison into powerbomb position and maneuvers her to where she will land on the chair. Before she can deliver the move, however, a figure emerges from the crowd and slides into the ring, delivering a roundhouse kick to the head of Jordan.)
Alicia: WHAT IS CLEOPATRA DOING HERE!?
SG1: She’s evening the odds, Alicia, Astraea needed to be stopped!
(Cleopatra beats Astraea down, who can do little more than cover herself as Andrea pulls herself back into the ring and rushes to her aid only to be cut off by Amber with a shot to the ribs from the chair.)
Alicia: Can’t someone help them?!
(Amber, Cleopatra, and Madison brutally beatdown Astraea and Andrea. Neither are able to fight back against the onslaught.)
Alicia: Finally! Flannery is coming to the ring with some security! Maybe that will end this needless assault!
SG1: Looks like it will, Amber has dropped the chair and Cleopatra and Madison are rolling out of the ring with their hands raised in surrender!
(Amber joins them on the outside as “Easy Target” begins to play over the sound system.)
Alicia: I hate to leave on a scene like this, but with these three seemingly in a strong alliance and with Cleopatra’s promise of Empire reaching these so-called “new heights”, one must ask themselves, what’s next?
( EAW logo buzzes )