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Empire 11/29/2018

(Empire Intro Plays)

(A video recap of Bloodletter plays showing Clara Lovelace defending the Young Lioness Cup. After this a montage of the three team TLC match is shown in which The Court, Amber Keys and Cleopatra, defeating the Jaded Hearts and Astraea and Daisy for the Empire tag titles. Next the Three Stages of Hell match between Remi McQueen and Raven Roberts is shown, with Raven taking the first fall, followed by Remi beating Raven in the second, then culminating with Remi spearing Raven off the stage and into the electrical equipment in a sequence that saw Raven remain the New Breed champion by beating McQueen to her feet in the resulting ten count. The chairs match between Tyler Wolfe and Consuela Ava is shown next, as is the attempted cashin from Clara that was interrupted by Sazae Hangaku. Finally, the Mistress of Death Match highlights are shown, including Andrea Valentine being sent through a pane of plate glass, and the ending brawl between Madison Kaline, Andrea Valentine, Amber Keys, Astraea Jordan, Daisy Thrash, and Cleopatra. Madison is shown holding the title in victory at the end of the show. )

(The camera pans across the capacity packed Golden 1 Center in Sacramento California, then fades to the commentary desk with Alicia Amby and SG1.)

Alicia Amby: Hello, everyone, and welcome to Thursday Night Empire! We have a huge Main Event to bring you this evening as the New Breed Champion, Raven Roberts, teams with Consuela Ava to take on the Unified Women’s World Champion, Madison Kaline, and one half of the new Empire Tag Champions, The Court, Cleopatra!

SG1: That’s right, and with Road to Redemption just around the corner that can only mean one thing, the Extreme Chamber match for Empire! Tonight we find out the first two Elitists entering that chamber as Daisy Thrash takes on Clara Lovelace and Constance Blevins faces Sazae Hangaku in qualifiers! We’ve got a jam packed show tonight, Alicia, I can –

(SG1 is cut off by the in house PA as it begins playing “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones. After a moment, Stephon Hunte, Fox Executive, walks out onto the stage. He’s accompanied by an African American woman with long dark hair and glasses holding a clipboard as he makes his way to the ring, his toothy grin seemingly oblivious to the negative reaction from the crowd he is receiving.)

Alicia Amby: We’re joined by Stephon Hunte, the executive from the Fox Network who recently paid out an unprecedented two billion dollar contract for the television rights to Empire. He’s been assigned by the network to oversee it’s investment, something I see as sensible, SG1.

SG1: Sure, overseeing your investment is a smart thing, but not at the expense of said investment. Stephon has been inserting himself into the running of Empire in a way that I feel may cause long term damage to the brand…

(Stephon flashes his toothy grin as his music fades.)

Stephon Hunte: Ladies and gentlemen worldwide, thank you for joining us for Empire, live from Sacramento, California!

(The crowd begrudgingly pops for the mention of their town. Stephon smile broadens as the woman behind him rolls her eyes behind his back.)

Stephon Hunte: What a show we had at Bloodletter, right? I mean, whoa man! It seemed to me like we couldn’t have picked a better name for it! Every single match resulted in some one, often times everyone in the ring, bleeding. That’s exactly the type of brutality that we were looking for when we laid down a couple billion, that’s with a “B” ladies and gentlemen, for this show. Now, while I would consider the show largely a success, like anything, there are places in which we can improve…

(As the crowd boos Stephon, he holds his hand up to silence them.)

Stephon Hunte: Now, now, improvement isn’t a bad thing, it’s a good thing! Take me, for example: I was trying to manage everything myself and it was a bit too much, so I brought on…Sabrina? Sharayah?

(He looks questiongly at the woman who offers a forced smile and steps forward.)

???: It’s Serena, an –

(Stephon moves the microphone away from Serena and he waves dismissively.)

Stephon: Right, well, whichever, anyway she’s my…”Executive Assistant” (Stephon exaggerates the title in a mocking way as Serena rolls her eyes once again.) and now I’m more free to help start what I like to call Operation MEGA: Make Empire Great Again!

(Stephon is showered with boos from the Californian crowd as Serena stifles a laugh and Stephon looks slightly annoyed.)

Stephon Hunte: I understand change is hard for us all, but it would be fiscally irresponsible for Fox not to take a vested interest in their investment! Say what you want about multi-billion dollar corporations, but Fox Cares! To that point, I would like to address something that happened at Bloodletter, during the main event the battle spilled onto our announce table and poor SG1 took an awful hit that resulted in her being knocked out of the rest of the event!

(The big screen shows the part of the match in question. The camera cuts to SG1 who is watching the events unfold.)

SG1: It wasn’t that big of a deal, really, I was just being checked as part of procedure is all…

Alicia Amby: You could have been hurt! You really should be more careful!

SG1: Careful? I know we’re announcers, but this isn’t ballet!

(Stephon moves to the side of the ring with the commentary team is on.)

Stephon Hunte: Now, SG1 is a former wrestler and can fully handle herself, but what is the tables had been turned? What if instead of SG1, Alicia Amby had taken that hit? She’s not a trained athlete! I’m sorry, but we just can’t, in good conscience, allow her to remain in danger at ringside like that…

Alicia Amby: What is he getting at? I was fine!

SG1: You were, but only because you’re flighty like a rabbit, or some other small woodland creature. If you hadn’t been quick, well, you would have been splattered!

Alicia Amby: …

(Serena hands Stephon the clipboard. He takes a look down then nods and resumes speaking.)

Stephon Hunte: Alicia is going to be moved to other duties here at Empire…

Alicia Amby: WHAT?!

Stephon Hunte: In the meantime, I would like to introduce Empire’s new play-by-play commentator, Mr. Gavin Kirkland!

(The Empire theme plays as a middle aged man dressed in a three piece suit walks out onto the stage. He gives a wave as he makes his way down the aisle and to the announce desk. Alicia, seemingly stunned, starts to stand.)

Alicia Amby: I…I’m being FIRED!? I didn’t even DO anything wrong!

Gavin Kirkland (Off-Mic): Nah, luv, you’re not being fired, you’re being repurposed, is all, gotta make sure you’re nice and safe in this hostile environment, you know how it is, yeah?

SG1: What a crock! Look, Alicia has been doing great this season, and now she’s just replaced?! Who made that decision, where’s Flannery or Kendra?

(As Alicia hands Gavin her headset, he takes a seat. Stephon smiles down at Alicia as she makes her way up the ramp, embarrassed. Serena offers Alicia a sympathetic look as she walks behind the curtain. Wanting to move on, Stephon looks to the clipboard again.)

Stephon Hunte: Mr. Kirkland here has been with Fox for several years, and has provided commentary for everything from mixed martial arts to rugby over in Europe. He’s one of Scotland’s most in demand media personalities and now he’s here on Empire! Now, the show must go on, right? In a moment Flannery and Kendra will come out to go over the plans they have in place for the Extreme Chamber in a few weeks! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have meetings to attend to…

(Stephon exits the ring with Serena as “Sympathy for the Devil” begins to play again.)

Gavin Kirkland: This is going to be grand! SG1, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be here, I’ve long felt that Empire has been missing a strong, male voice…well, that and maybe a snazzy dance number or two. Regardless, let’s get to the show!

SG1: This is going to be terrible…we’ll be back right after these words from our sponsors!

(Commercial plays for PETA featuring Ahren Fournier and Kassidy Heart wearing fur coats and holding baby goats. #AllFurErrythang)

(Back from Commercial and Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez are standing in the center of the ring. Flannery has a microphone in her hand.)

Flannery McCoy: With Road to Redemption just around the corner Kendra and I have decided to go ahead with the qualifying matches for the Extreme Chamber! Over the course of the next two weeks we will determine just who will be facing Tyler Wolfe for the Specialists Title!

(Flannery hands the microphone off to Kendra who steps forward.)

Kendra Shamez: Tonight Daisy Thrash will face Clara Lovelace and Constance Blevins will face Sazae Hangaku for the first two spots, then next week the two who did not win tonight will face off for the third! Also next week, the returning Layla Lockhart will face off in a qualifier match with Andrea Valentine!

(The crowd cheers in appreciation at the news of the returning Layla, and the mention of Andrea Valentine. Flannery allows the cheering crowd to settle before speaking after receiving the microphone from Flannery.)

Flannery McCoy: Empire’s presence won’t only be in the chamber, however, the Unified Women’s Champion, Madison Kaline will be making her second defense of her title, and Consuela Rose Ava will challenge Openweight champion TLA in his first defense! Things are looking bright indeed for Empire, ladies and gentlemen, and we’re happier than ever that you have chosen to go on this journey with us! Later tonight we’re going to have medical updates from Bloodletter, we hope you join us for that, but for now, let’s get to the action!

(Flannery and Kendra move to exit the ring as the camera focuses back on the announce table. SG1 looks to be about to speak but is cut off by Gavin Kirkland.)

Gavin Kirkland: What a night we have in store tonight, eh, SG? Plus, Andrea Valentine possibly in the Specialists Chamber match? Talk about business picking up!

SG1: The Specialists title has always been involved with some of the most talented competitors Empire has to offer, and at Road to Redemption things won’t be any different! Tyler Wolfe will need to keep eyes in the back of her head and be extra careful if she wants to leave the chamber with the title, and continue her dominant reign!

Gavin Kirkland: When we return, our first qualifier for the Specialists Chamber!

(Commercial for the EAW “Be Elite” anti-bullying program featuring Mr. Dedede, remember kids, don’t be a dick, be Elite.)

(“I Am The Animal” — Will Ryan plays as the crowd instantly boos as Sazae Hangaku comes out from the curtain. You can see the pissed off look on her face as she is looking around the crowd booing her.)

Cori Simmons: The following match is a EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER QUALIFYING MATCH and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Yomi-no-Kuni, she is “The Neon Oni”, SAAAAZZZAAAAAEEEEE HANNNGGAAAAAKKKKUUUUUUUU!!

SG1: Sazae Hangaku is one out of the two women in that Hardcore Triple Threat Match at Bloodletter, who was short of winning the match! Sazae doesn’t seem to happy about being pinned by Clara Lovelace, but this woman is responsible for Clara not cashing in the Young Lioness Cup later in the night in the Specialists Championship Match consisting of Tyler Wolfe and Consuela Rose Ava!

Gavin Kirkland: Sazae Hangaku prevented Clara Lovelace from potentially being Specialists Champion! Now, she has an opportunity to become Specialists Champion herself if she manages to win this match tonight!

(“Roar” — Katy Perry plays as the crowd cheers as Constance Blevins comes out. She is smiling and nodding to the beat of the song as she is looking at the crowd cheering for her. On her way to the ring, she is tagging the hands of the fans.)

Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Baltimore, Maryland, she is “The Lioness”, COOOOOONSSSSTAAAAANNNNNNCCCEEEEEEE BLEEEEVVVVIIIINNNNNNSSSSS!!

Gavin Kirkland: This young woman seemed hard on herself! I don’t really blame her since she was so close to breaking that count! In her mind, she must be thinking of the what-ifs. What if she had entered the ring a second earlier, it would have made the difference to her, but she needs to get over it! She has an opportunity to avenge that mistake!

SG1: Constance Blevins needs to not let that loss phase her and look for a way to step up in this match! She could possibly be Specialists Champion if everything goes right with her! All she needs to do is defeat Sazae Hangaku!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

SG1:The first of the Extreme Elimination Qualifiers at Road to Redemption consists of two young lioness of Empire! Constance Blevins and Sazae Hangaku! The two women participated in a Triple Threat Match for the a “Special Opportunity” at Bloodletter along with Clara Lovelace! The Special Opportunity ended up being for the Young Lionesses Cup and both these women fell short of the prize! Both women brought everything to that match and their performances must have not been ignored as they are now have another special opportunity in their grasps!

Gavin Kirkland: This is one of the many signs for these women of Empire should know that Fox Cares! We care about the women. Even those who probably no one event remembers at Bloodletter! This is a wonderful opportunity for Constance and Sazae to redeem themselves from this loss at Bloodletter and make something of themselves for once — WELL, WHY WON’T YOU LOOK AT THAT? SAZAE HANGAKU SPEARS CONSTANCE BLEVINS TO THE MAT! THE MAD ASIAN WOMAN IS UNLOADING WITH SOME PUNCHES OF FURY ON THE PALE AND SICKLY LOOKING WOMAN! SAZAE FOUND HERSELF BEING PINNED AT BLOODLETTER AND WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO MOVE ON TO THE SPECIALISTS CHAMBER MATCH AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION! Constance rolls to herself in all fours before Sazae runs and kicks her in the stomach. In the process, this knocks Constance over to her back! Sazae grabs Constance by her hair and drags her to the corner! Constance is trying to control the pressure of her hair being pulled by Sazae, but that pain ends when Sazae throws her to one of the corners!

SG1: Just don’t call them the “Mad Asian” and “Pale and Sickly Woman” — that’s disrespectful to the woman performing in the ring! As we get back into the action, we see Sazae distancing herself from Constance! Sazae looks to be having a sinister look on her face! Sazae runs and connects with a knee strike on Constance Blevins! Constance’s head goes back in response as it looks like Constance could end up with some sort of whiplash after that knee strike! Sazae grabs Constance by her hair before connecting with with some sort and rapid knee strikes to Constance’s temple! With each rapid knee, Sazae seems to be getting herself fired up even more! Sazae takes another step back. This time, she is perfectly waiting for the moment to begin rising to her feet! The moment she sees that happen, Sazae runs! Sazae with the big boot as “The Lioness” goes down to a seated position! SAZAE GOES BACK TO THE CORNER WITH CONSTANCE AND BEGINS STOMPING ON HER FOR A BRIEF MOMENT! THEN, SHE TRANSITIONS TO GETTING CLOSER TO CONSTANCE BEFORE GOING FOR AN EYE RAKE! CONSTANCE IS STRUGGLING TO GET SAZAE’S FINGER NAILS AWAY FROM HER EYES! CONSTANCE IS SCREAMING AS THE OFFICIAL GETS CLOSER, BUT SAZAE GETS HER FINGER NAILS AWAY FROM CONSTANCE AND HAS HER HANDS UP WHERE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE THEM BEFORE THE OFFICIAL SUSPECTS SOMETHING! CONSTANCE IS TELLING THE OFFICIAL OF THE MATCH OF SAZAE RAKING HER EYES, BUT THE OFFICIAL FAILED TO SEE THAT HAPPENING!

Gavin Kirkland: Boohoo! Cry me a river, Constance! This is wrestling! You are going to go to lengths to get what you want on Empire! Fox is going to be looking at the woman who REALLY want opportunities and will be willing to do ANYTHING to get them! Constance and the official seem to be done talking before Constance walks to getting a roundhouse kick from Sazae! Like a sack of potatoes, Constance drops to the mat as Sazae quickly rushes for the cover!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!

SG1: Constance Blevins still finds herself in the match with a shoulder up at two! Sazae Hangaku has found herself getting the upper hand on Constance from the start of the bell! Sazae picks up Constance by her hair again! This makes Constance rise back to her feet as Sazae has maintained a good grasp of Constance via her hair! Sazae hoists Constance up by one of her shoulders! She is looking at the corner before looking back at Constance! Sazae runs and throws Constance! Lawn Dart by Sazae!

Gavin Kirkland: Think again, SG1! Constance was able to slide off the position for the lawn dart as she stands behind Sazae before throwing her front first onto the turnbuckle! YES! FOR ONCE IN THIS BLOODY MATCH, CONSTANCE GETS SOME OFFENSE! SAZAE COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLE AS SHE IS HOLDING HER CHEST IN PAIN! THAT COLLISION DID NOT LOOK LIKE A PRETTY SIGHT! CONSTANCE GRABS SAZAE BY HER WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! CONSTANCE STILL HAS HOLD OF SAZAE’S WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! CONSTANCE IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! THIS WOMAN IS NOT DONE HERE! CONSTANCE GOES FOR A THIRD GERMAN! CONSTANCE STILL HAS A HOLD OF SAZAE’S WAIST! THIS WOMAN IS DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WEAR DOWN HER OPPONENT AND WIN THE MATCH! CONSTANCE GETS SAZAE BY HER WAIST BEFORE STANDING BEHIND A CORNER! CONSTANCE SMIRKS BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A FOURTH GERMAN SUPLEX! THIS TIME, SAZAE’S HEAD LANDS ON THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE! AT THE SAME TIME, IT LOOKS LIKE THE SUPLEX GOT THE BOTTOM OF HER NECK! YOU CAN TELL THAT SAZAE IS FAVORING HER NECK! CONSTANCE GOES TO SAZAE AT THE CORNER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH WITH SOME CORNER TURNBUCKLE STOMPS! CONSTANCE IS STOMPING ON SAZAE WITH A RAPIDNESS TO HER! CONSTANCE IS DOING HER BEST TO WARE DOWN SAZAE AND MAKE SURE THAT CONSTANCE MOVES ON TO ROAD TO REDEMPTION!

SG1: Constance Blevins gets her foot and presses it against Sazae Hangaku’s neck! She holds it there for a few seconds as the official looks like she is going to begin her count!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gavin Kirkland: Constance was smart enough to release the hold! Stephon Hunte would have never thought that! With Sazae resting on the corner, trying to gasp some air back to her lungs, Constance goes back and gets Sazae back to her feet! Constance throws a series of vicious forearms at Sazae! Each one seems to be more vicious than the other one! Constance gets Sazae’s right arm and pulls her to connect with a short armed clothesline! Constance gets Sazae up again by one of her arms before connecting with another short armed clothesline! Before you know it, this is happening for a moment longer before Constance gets Sazae up before connecting with a Calf Kick! Sazae is holding her stomach in pain the moment she goes down! Constance goes for the cover!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!

SG1: Sazae Hangaku kicks out at two! This is another woman who is not giving up this match without a fight! Sazae was the one pinned at Bloodletter! It looks like she is using this fact and upping her performance in this match tonight! Right now, she finds herself on her back. If she manages to make a come back in this match, I do not see her not winning! Constance Blevins seems like she is going to begin wearing down Sazae Hangaku! Constance applies a chin lock on Sazae! Constance tries to pull Sazae away from the ropes as she applies that chin lock! But, Constance cannot forget about Sazae’s left foot, which could potentially be a factor to help her reach the ropes! Constance tries to turn Sazae to the other side with the chin lock! Constance’s goal at the moment is to make sure that Sazae does not make it to the ropes!

Gavin Kirkland: IT SEEMS LIKE CONSTANCE IS DOING A HORRIBLE JOB AT THAT! SAZAE IS USING HER AVAILABLE FOOT TO SCRATCH TOWARDS THE ROPES! SAZAE IS SLOWLY TRYING TO GET HER LEFT FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! CONSTANCE SEEMS TO BE REALIZING THAT RIGHT NOW AS SHE TRIES TO PULL SAZAE AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT SAZAE MANAGES TO GET HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! CONSTANCE NEEDS TO BREAK UP THE CHIN LOCK!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

SG1: Constance was able to keep Sazae in that chin lock for a good period of time, but did it do any impact towards her performance for the rest of this match? Constance distances herself from Sazae, who grasps onto the top rope before slowly rising back to her feet! Constance runs and connects with a knee strike to Sazae! Sazae goes down to her knees instantly before Constance runs again and connects with running knee strike that gets Sazae to her back! Constance goes for another cover! This could be it!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO —

Gavin Kirkland: Sazae Hangaku kicks out at two in a half! Sazae still has some fight in her after that giant knee strike to her face! Constance gets Sazae back up to her feet, but Sazae connects with a elbow to Constance’s stomach! Sazae goes for another elbow on Constance’s stomach! This time, that was enough to release the grasp Constance had on Sazae! SAZAE BEGINS TO CHOP THE CHEST OF CONSTANCE BLEVINS! SLOWLY, CONSTANCE IS BACKED AWAY TO ONE OF THE CORNERS AS SAZAE HANGAKU BEGINS TO CHOP AWAY LIKE HER LIFE DEPENDED ON IT! YOU CAN SEE THAT CONSTANCE’S CHEST IS GETTING RED FROM ALL THE CHOPS! SAZAE DELIVERS ONE LAST, MEAN CHOP ON CONSTANCE’S CHEST BEFORE BACKING AWAY! CONSTANCE IS LOOKING AT HER RED CHEST AS SHE IS HOLDING TO IT! SAZAE IS PULLING CONSTANCE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SUPLEX! SAZAE SEEMS TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND ON CONSTANCE AT THE MOMENT! SAZAE ITS CONSTANCE BACK UP TO HER FEET! SAZAE GETS CONSTANCE UP! SAZAE WITH THE MOURNING RAIN, THE SAMOAN DRIVER ON CONSTANCE BLEVINS! THIS MAY BE OVER, SG1!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!

SG1: CONSTANCE BLEVINS KICKS OUT! SAZAE HANGAKU IS GETTING FRUSTRATED AT THE MOMENT! THIS WOMAN IS MORE THAN HUNGRY TO EARN HER SPOT TO THE SPECIALISTS CHAMBER MATCH AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION! YOU CAN SEE THE FRUSTRATION SET IN ON SAZAE! SAZAE PICKS CONSTANCE UP BACK TO HER FEET! SAZAE DISTANCES HERSELF AWAY FROM CONSTANCE, WHO IS GETTING QUITE GROGGY AT THE MOMENT! SAZAE RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH MASAMUNE, THE SPIN KICK ON CONSTANCE!

Gavin Kirkland: CONSTANCE DUCKS! SAZAE STUMBLES AS CONSTANCE TAKES DOWN SAZAE WITH A SPEAR! CONSTANCE IS UNLOADING WITH A SERIES OF FIERY FISTS ONTO SAZAE HANGAKU! MAN! CONSTANCE IS NOT GIVING POOR SAZAE ANY TIME TO BREATH! SOMEONE HOLD BACK THIS WOMAN! SAZAE FINDS HERSELF BACKED AWAY FROM CONSTANCE AS SHE FINDS TO RECOLLECT HERSELF IN ONE OF THE CORNERS! CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A SERIES OF TURNBUCKLE THRUSTS TO SAZAE AT THE CORNER! AFTER A MOMENT DOING THAT, CONSTANCE PULLS SAZAE CLOSER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CALF KICK THAT KNOCKS SAZAE TO THE GROUND! CONSTANCE BLEVINS GIVES OUT A BATTLECRY AS THAT GETS THE CROWD EXCITED! CONSTANCE GETS SAZAE UP! CONSTANCE HAS SAZAE IN POSITION FOR THE LIONESSFIRE! THE STO DRIVER ON SAZAE HANGAKU! CONSTANCE GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Roar” plays as Constance Blevins rises back to her feet. Sazae Hangaku rolls underneath the ring, leaving Constance and the official being the only ones in the ring. Constance gets her arm raised by the official as the crowd cheers.)

Cori Simmons: The winner of this match, COOOONNNNNNSTTTAAAANNNNNNCCCCEEEEEEE BLEEEVVVVIINNNSSSSSS!!

SG1: Constance Blevins is the first woman to qualify for the Extreme Elimination Chamber for the Specialists Championship at Road to Redemption! She joins Specialists Champion, Tyler Wolfe in the match!

Gavin Kirkland: Sazae Hangaku looked fantastic! I thought she was going to end up winning the match! I just think that Sazae is going to need to go back to the drawing board and find a way to make a comeback! I see great things in her future!

(Commercial for DoorDash: Fuck you Raven, we’re pretty good.)

(From commercial, we come back to the announce desk. Gavin Kirkland gives a cocky grin to the camera.)

Gavin Kirkland: As we all know, Bloodletter was brutal on many levels and while much of the roster was able to muster the inner fortitude to make it here tonight, we have a few notable missing persons, and to kick things off, let’s address something that was mentioned earlier tonight! Layla Lockhart indeed has been medically cleared to return to in-ring action, but has been advised to go easy for a few weeks. Our General Manager, Flannery McCoy, bless her Canadian heart, has informed us that despite this, Layla has foolishly decided to return to action next week against Andrea Valentine, and in of all things, she’s going to be in an Extreme Chamber qualifier! Foolish girl…

SG1: Layla has always been a fighter! Speaking of fighters, Remi McQueen, as we all saw, was taken to the back after the brutal three stages of Hell match. Once backstage she had what we are being told is a massive seizure, a by-product of her falling into the electrical equipment. She was stabilized and flew to her home in Kentucky where she remains in critical condition. We have been told that there is no timetable for her return as her injuries are much more severe than previously thought.

Gavin Kirkland: Shocking, if you ask me, eh…*He nudges SG1 in the side, trying to get her to laugh at his joke. SG1 shakes her head.* Eh, everyone’s a critic. Moving on to important people, one half of the new tag team champions, The Court, Amber Keys has been forced into medical evaluation due to the drop on her neck in the TLC match. I think here would be a good time to note that Flannery McCoy, power broker that she is, has decreed that any member of the roster violating medical restriction will be heavily fined and suspended. I know we’ve been saying “Fox Cares”, and tis true, we indeed do, but apparently so does Flannery.

(SG1 gives Gavin an annoyed look)

SG1: She’s just looking out for her roster is all! These women are warriors, all of them, and while you may not want to admit it, each and everyone of them would be in the ring right now if some sort of control wasn’t in place!

(Gavin laughs at her.)

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, that’d be great! It’d be the first time that anyone has had a match that is a battle royale AND a handicap match!

(SG1 closes her eyes to compose herself.)

SG1: Moving on, Tyler Wolfe is currently not able to wrestle due to concussion like symptoms. She is, however, on track to return in time for the Specialists title defense in the Extreme Chamber, fina-

(Gavin cuts her off)

Gavin Kirkland: FInally, Andrea is out this week with a broken heart, poor girl…I honestly don’t know if she’ll make her way back! The Queen of Death beat her down!

(SG1 rolls her eyes.)

SG1: Andrea is out due to the aftermath of the Mistress of Death match, Madison was advised to also take the week off, but declined, and used her contract as leverage to wrestle this week.

Gavin Kirkland: Because she is a fighting champion! That’s it for the medical report, though, poor lassies will hopefully fully recover quickly and be back in the ring in no time!

(“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff starts up in the arena, the crowd responding with the usual boos as the trio of Vixens make their arrival to the Golden 1 Center. They pose at the top of the stage, standing side by side, smiling wide, each with their title belts on their right shoulder, Cleopatra wearing her Vixen’s Championship on the left. As the score picks up, the Vixens raise their titles in the air, beginning their procession down the ramp.)

Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, your Empire Tag Team Champions, and your Unified Women’s World Champion―AMBER KEYS, CLEOPATRA, AND MADISON KALINE!

Gavin Kirkland: Woah, that’s a lot of gold! Shield your eyes, Alicia! You don’t wanna go blind. (Gavin pulls out a pair of sunglasses to shade his eyes.)

SG1: I’m more interested in picking up a riot shield, if you know that I mean. These girls mean trouble, and I’d hate to be in the midst of an orchestrated attack.

Gavin Kirkland: Just don’t piss them off, SG…you know, what does “SG1” actually stand for?

SG1: It stands for “Stupid Gavin One”.

Gavin Kirkland: Well, that’s rude and doesn’t make sense.

(Upon approaching the ring, Amber spots a fan holding a sign that reads “#OLDHEADS.” She rests her title back on her shoulder and rips the sign from their hands, cursing and yelling as she throws the torn poster board back into their face. The fans laugh as Madison hops into the ring, watching as Cleopatra pushes Amber up the steel steps as Amber talks more shit over her shoulder. Madison leans comfortably against a turnbuckle corner, chewing her gum as Amber grabs a microphone for herself while Cleopatra brushes off both of her title belts.)

Amber Keys: Wweeeeee toooold you soooooooooooo…

(The crowd boos as Amber throws her head back and laughs off mic, Cleopatra and Madison applauding her to negate the boos. They each grab a microphone as Amber continues to speak.)

Amber Keys: I hate to say it―except, I’m just kidding, not really. Hell, I’ll say it again: WE TOLD YOU SO! (The crowd boos again, and Amber smirks.) I love to prove you imbeciles wrong. It never gets old! We told you exactly what we were going to do at Bloodletter, we told you all the gory details of just how dominant we were going to be, you had everything, you all should have known exactly what to expect last Saturday night. And yet, you put all your faith, all your blind hope in your beloved Jaded Hearts, your honorable white knights, Daisy and Astraea, the beautiful, lovable, nauseating Andrea Valentine. But they couldn’t do it, could they? (Amber pouts and whines dramatically for a moment before rolling her eyes, readjusting her championship title.) You only hoped that they would show us up, would get the better of us, would finally put an end to the carnage, the dominance, the purification of your corrupted Empire. But they failed―just like we told you they would―at our hands, at the hands of the Queen’s Court and at the hands of the Mistress of Death, we proved once again―just like we have been doing for the past two months―that we are more than deserving of your respect and and solidified our position as the most dominant Elitists, the most cherished Vixens of all time. And we’re just getting started! Who’s gonna stop us?! Huh?! (Amber goes off mic and begins taunting the crowd, encouraging them to boo her as she talks her smack.)

Madison Kaline: At Bloodletter, it was a clean sweep. We walked in together and we walked out together. Sisters in arms! We came. We saw. We conquered. It was that easy! We are untouchable both individually and as a unit. There’s nothing anybody can do to take moments like these away from us. I dare anybody try and step to the Queen of Death and tell me that I don’t belong in the Hall of Fame, that I don’t deserve to have this title―or even that I can’t win matches on my own. Do you people ever think before you speak?! Like, what? Huh? (Madison pretends to be confused and shrugs, Cleopatra playing along with her, scratching her head.) Sounds like a load of hoopla if you ask me! All those newcomers? They’re supposed to be our competition? Pfft! As if! The three of us look at all of you and we can’t help but laugh. If this new generation was as good at talking shit as they were actually backing it up, us “Old Folk” probably would have retired a long time ago―clearly, that isn’t the case. No matter how hard they try to knock us down, we just get right back up and push back harder, fiercer. And we won’t feel bad about tearing you all to shreds, either. You all have nobody to blame it yourselves, you all are the reason we have been destroying everyone and everything in our path. It will only get worse as time goes on.

Amber Keys: For a long time, EAW has been ill. Sick. Not healthy. Suffering. Sinful. But things aren’t supposed to be like this. The world is full of enough injustice, enough sin, enough corruption. We don’t need any more of it on Empire, on our show. This “New Breed” of Elitists are only making matters worse. And the Jaded Farts? They’re the worst of them all. See, in their world, there are no consequences. They can do or say whatever they want, without any repercussions. They can play the mean girl roll, they can pretend they’re anywhere near as skilled as we are. And that’s the heart of the problem, right there―pardon the pun. That’s what we call the Jaded Hearts Problem. And we are the solution.

Cleopatra: The standard that they set is what paved the way for an entire locker room to believe in so many false claims, to think that without us, Empire would still be here. I know how hard it must be for some of you to see that three legendary women have aligned themselves together and no one can do single damn thing about it. It only took myself and Amber, the Queen’s Court, to press this issue when we ran through Empire’s rag dolls at Bloodletter. Now, Kendra Shamez and whoever else apart of her trash ass team can finally take us seriously.

Amber Keys: But of course, Cleo, they found another way to keep me down, using my hurt neck as an excuse to keep me from competing this week, to stop me from getting my hands on the other Ava or that broad-lipped bird for all the smack they’ve been talking. Nope, they won’t let me fight right now, but I’ll come back from that veeeerrrrryyyy soon. God help them all when I get off of this leash―but for now, Cleo and Maddie, tonight, they’re going to continue to reign supreme, they are going to continue to assert our dominance and show the entire world exactly just how powerful, how meaningful our alliance has been.

Madison Kaline: We still don’t get credit for what we accomplished and what we have built, even though we paved the way for ungrateful bitches who just want to claim what isn’t theirs. The epic display at Bloodletter wasn’t enough for them, I guess. They still want more! The greed in this company is unreal, the disrespect we get is uncalled for. We don’t tolerate that kind of phony bologna. For those of you bitches who still haven’t learned, you’ll come to find out soon enough what happens when you disrespect a Queen or her Court.

Cleopatra: Believe that.

(“O Fortuna” picks back up again, the crowd booing as the trio of Vixens drop their microphones to the ground and raise their respective title belts in the air. Cleopatra and Amber sit together on the middle rope to allow Madison Kaline to exit the ring comfortably. She leads the way up the ramp, Amber and Cleopatra, the Queen’s Court following closely behind her.)

(Commercial for Greyskull Power Company: Simply call on Greyskull and YOU have the Power!)

(Back from commercial we are in the Jaded Hearts locker room, where Kassidy Heart and Sienna Jade are seated on a couch watching Empire on a television screen as Madison Kaline and the Queen’s Court poses on stage with the Empire Tag Team championship belts.)

Kassidy Heart: I don’t want to sit here and say there’s no point to any of this, but really. Why are we here tonight? Sure, we could storm Flannery’s office and demand that she fucking fix this but where’s that gunna get us?

Sienna Jade: Nowhere.

(Kassidy reaches for the remote on the arm of the couch, quickly shutting off the Empire broadcast.)

Kassidy Heart: Correct because Flannery is a cunt and she doesn’t want us here. From day one Sienna, she hasn’t wanted us on this show. She was always the first person to sneer at us and the last person to make sure we didn’t get what the fuck we deserved. She’s the reason you were forced into that shitty match at Pain for Pride. She set you up to face Cloud in a match that benefitted absolutely no one but that bull dyke bitch.

Sienna Jade: And I never got a fucking rematch either. That is the bigger crime.

Kassidy Heart: There have been a lot of crimes committed against us and Tyler, and she’s the reason. Flannery McCoy is the reason we aren’t booked on this show tonight. I’m sick of it.

Sienna Jade: I’m sick of it as well Kassi-Poo, but we have the Grand Prix. That’s our ticket out of this dump. We win that and beat MarrKade, and we can compete where ever the fuck we want. The Jaded Hearts will finally be showcased across all of EAW, and across the whole company is exactly where we deserve to be.

(A slow smirk crosses Kassidy’s perfect face and she folds her arms across her chest.)

Kassidy Jade: You’re correct. But think about this, Sien. Don’t you think it’s bullshit we had to enter the Grand Prix just to try and win a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships? Don’t you think it’s kind of funny that Cloud, a woman not even in a real tag team, got a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships before we did? I’m pretty sure Flannery had a lot to do with that. Flannery is the reason we’ve never gotten anything in this fucking company. Believe me, my personal goals extend far beyond the realm of Empire, but I refuse to waste my time on this show anymore. EAW needed us, not vice versa. REVOLT had to save this place. Not vice versa. So what we’re gunna do while we are here is make sure that no one ever fucking forgets who we are. Flannery wants to bury us and keep us out of the spotlight? We are going to shove ourselves into the spotlight. She wants to keep us off the show? We are going to become the show. She wants to use our tag team titles for a feud that has nothing to do with us? Well guess what? It’s our feud now. Fuck Flannery and fuck her vision.

Sienna Jade: Fuck what the people want. It’s about what we want. And I want my goddamn title shot.

Kassidy Heart: And I want to make sure that no one ever forgets about the Jaded Wolfe Hearts again.

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

Crowd: ONE FALL…..

(‘Furious 2’ by Niklas Gustavsson starts up as the crowd gets on their feet roaring their approval for Clara Lovelace who walks out and about on the stage to the left with the Young Lioness Cup trophy being held up high. Clara takes a long exhale while nodding her head before turning toward the entrance ramp to make her way to the ring.)

Corie Simmons: Introducing first from ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO!!!…..weighing in at ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS!!!….SHE’S THE YOUNG LIONESS CUP HOLDER…THE PIXEL PRINCESS….CLARRRRAAAAA!!!! LOVELACCCEEEE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Yeh! Yeh! Heid doon arse up! Do they really need to take up so much time prancing about just to draw their swords nowadays? Anyhow, Clara Lovelace Empire’s own version Anne Hathaway before she became a real life princess, remember her? Yeh! Didn’t thinkk so! She doesnae hae enough room inside her for a rheumatic pain. Very fortunate this one must feel to even be still lugging around that extra baggage! But can she find the lightning in the bottle two weeks in a row?

SG1: Who hired you again? Oh, that’s right, Fox did because they care! Wish they chosen the person above or below you on the list because…you know what, never mind. But Clara Lovelace on her way to the ring, Empire’s lucky to have her! She proved she has the goods at Bloodletter where she defended her Cup only moments after she found out she was, and still found a way to overcome not one but two hungry competitors to do so. Now she seeks to continue that momentum tonight and further advance her career by earning another opportunity in this qualification match with the chance to enter into the Elimination Chamber Match for a chance to battle for the Specialist Championship!

(‘Raise Hell’ by Dorothy replaces ‘Furious 2’ as the crowd stays loud as Daisy Thrash makes her way out on the stage in her !NO PASARAN! t-shirt, denim short and black boots as she walks out stopping short of the ramp where she takes in the atmosphere that’s at a fevered pitch. Daisy Thrash throws her anarchy fist up high proudly as the crowd chants her name. Daisy Thrash then descends down the ramp toward the ring.)

Corie Simmons: And introducing her opponent from SEATTLE, WASHINGTON!!!….weighing in at ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POUNDS!!!…SHE’S THE RAZORBLADE SNOWFLAKE!!!……DAISSSSSYYYYY!!!! THRASSSSSHHHHHH!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Yeh! Surrreee! All her eggs are double-yoakit, I’ll bet yeh! Aye, but guid gear comes in sma’ bulk. Daisy Thrash must really smart after jumping for Jupiter to reach for the gold, only to come up empty at the bottom of the rainbow! Aye, but don’t sweat it, they say!

SG1: Who does exactly? Gavin don’t make me give Fox a rundown of your history in releasing pipe bombs back on the circuit, ones that could get you incarcerated in some countries, mind you! Daisy Thrash, who fought her heart out at Bloodletter just as her opponent Clara Lovelace did, but in arguably a more chaotic environment with greater odds to fight uphill against!! But nonetheless, she’s here tonight, and she’s ready to do battle for the right to qualify for a spot in the Elimination Chamber at Road To Redemption! This one should be good, Gavin!…..GAVIN!!!

(Awoken from slumber of dreams, Gavin Kirkland bursts up and almost straight out of his seat where he looks to a very annoyed SG1 who looks back with annoyed expression still, before finally settling in readying to call the action.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin: Well, I certainly don’t think they can bang or toll that thing any worse than that! Maybe they should have been replaced too, but I think these ladies heard it. Both are circling the ring a few times over again! Now both go in to lock up! And it’s Daisy Thrash that strikes first with a quick kick to the midsection of Clara Lovelace with plenty of force behind it! Daisy Thrash forces Clara Lovelace to the corner as Clara Lovelace tries to fight off the strength of Daisy Thrash as she shoves Daisy Thrash off! Clara Lovelace seems a bit annoyed with Daisy Thrash’s aggressiveness! Daisy Thrash gestures for Clara Lovelace to remove herself from the corner! Gee, how very unconventional! Anyhow both ladies are circling again before moving in on each other again before Clara Lovelace ducks a strike by Daisy Thrash and grabs Daisy Thrash into a headlock but Daisy Thrash shoves Clara Lovelace to the ropes but and Clara Lovelace comes back but Daisy Thrash with a hip toss of Clara Lovelace! Clara Lovelace up quickly though immediately and she comes at Daisy Thrash but Daisy Thrash with another hip toss and Daisy Thrash right into a grounded headlock to Clara Lovelace! Any idea how her triceps manage to do that, ay there Fergie??

SG1: Yeah, she actually made it to a gym unlike some people I know. Daisy Thrash still has the headlock on Clara Lovelace who is struggling to find the air! Clara Lovelace working her arms as she tries to regain a standing vertical base in this match up! But Daisy Thrash seems to realize what her opponent Clara Lovelace has in mind so she transitions right into a knee to the back of Clara Lovelace as she wrenches back on the arms of Clara Lovelace! Daisy Thrash in full control here in the early going! Now Daisy Thrash looking to transition into another hold! She’s got it! The dragon sleeper being applied by Daisy Thrash to Clara Lovelace! Daisy Thrash now sends clubbing blows to the midsection of Clara Lovelace who yelps out with each blow! Clara Lovelace though is grabbing Daisy Thrash around the waist and trying transition out of this hold and again Daisy Thrash seems to be a few steps ahead as she releases Clara Lovelace and Clara Lovelace turns right into a clothesline from Daisy Thrash and goes down! Clara Lovelace back up though and she walks right into a standing dropkick from Daisy Thrash! Clara Lovelace rolling to the corner where she is sitting up trying to recover! She’s yet to find her way into the match! And the frustration from this realization showing in her expression! Daisy Thrash patiently awaits her for when she finally does decide to get back to her feet!

Gavin: And finally she wants to get up! Come on honey, this isn’t the waiting game! Get in there and show us whatcha got! Finally Clara Lovelace moves in on Daisy Thrash and now the tie up transitioned into a hammerlock on Daisy Thrash! Daisy Thrash throws a back elbow to Clara Lovelace who ducks the elbow! Daisy Thrash slips her other arm free but Clara Lovelace quickly grabs around the waist of Daisy Thrash! Daisy Thrash runs forces her way toward the nearby ropes in front of her with Clara Lovelace still clinging to her! Clara Lovelace was looking to surprise Daisy Thrash with a roll up attempt but Daisy Thrash holds on while Clara Lovelace fall backwards! Clara Lovelace quickly back to her feel as Daisy Thrash comes charging in AND A WELL PLACED SUPER KICK BY CLARA LOVELACE THAT STAGGERS DAISY THRASH AS SHE FALLS BACK AGAINST THE ROPES! RUNNING DROPKICK BY CLARA LOVELACE SENDS DAISY THRASH OVER THE TOP ROPE! Clara Lovelace steps through the ropes and makes her way into the floor where Daisy Thrash is at slowly recovering! The referee begins to count!

Referee: One!….two!….three!…

SG1: Clara Lovelace grabs Daisy Thrash by her hair and slams her head on the side of the ring! Clara Lovelace then looks to repeat the same action one more time but this time does not get the same result! Daisy Thrash blocks the attempt and instead grabs Clara Lovelace by her hair and slams her head into the side of the canvas! And now Daisy Thrash with repeated rights to Clara sending her staggering back….

Referee: …..NINE!!!….

Gavin: And now the Razorback lady, Daisy Thrash finally gives the referee a look as if to say “hey can’t you see I’m conducting business here!” Daisy rolls Clara in the ring and follows her in as the referee finally reached ten! They both make it in time and this match continues! Daisy Thrash all over Clara Lovelace now with a double axe handle to the back! And another! Clara Lovelace forced to the corner again where Daisy Thrash is stomping the life out of this wonderbroad Pixel lady! Clara Lovelace back to a sitting position and Daisy Thrash measuring her opponent up for her next attack! IT’S A RUNNING-NO! CLARA LOVELACE MOVED OUT OF THE WAY! DAISY THRASH LOOKED TO BE GOING FOR THE BRONCO BUSTER BUT CLARA LOVELACE MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AND DAISY THRASH GOT NOTHING BUT SPLIT BY THE RINGPOST! DAISY THRASH TRYING TO RECOVER HERE AS CLARA LOVELACE LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!! GOSH SGI DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU DO!! IT’S AMAZING HOW FAR MY WRESTLING ACUMEN STRETCHES! DAISY THRASH IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THAT ONE AS SHE HOLDS HER CROTCH AREA! BUT NOPE! CLARA LOVELACE SAYS GET BACK TO THE CORNER AND EAT TURNBUCKLE WITH A RUNNING REVERSE BULLDOG! DAISY THRASH TRYING TO QUICKLY RECOVER BUT SHE WALKS RIGHT INTO A POWERSLAM BY CLARA LOVELACE!! RUNNING KNEE DROP BY CLARA LOVELACE! THE PIXEL LADY GOING FOR THE MOST UNSEDUCING COVER I’VE EVER SEEN!

Referee: ONE!!!…….TWO!!!…….THR…..KICK!

SG1: WILL YOU STOP!!??? BOTH LADIES ARE GIVING IT THEIR ALL HERE TO ADVANCE ON TO THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER!! Clara Lovelace grabs up Daisy Thrash and whips her to the ropes! Clara Lovelace misses on an elbow strike to Daisy Thrash who ducks it! Daisy Thrash uses her momentum to bounce off the ropes again! ‘Anarchy in the WA’ Thesz press into mounted punches! Daisy Thrash back on her feet and her intensity is kicking in now as she hypes up the crowd as Clara Lovelace trying to recover! But Daisy Thrash is not done! And now a SNAP SUPLEX by Daisy Thrash that sends Clara Lovelace on her back! Daisy Thrash has Clara Lovelace back on her feet and whips her to the ropes and a This Knee Smashes Fascists’ Single leg facebreaker! SHINING WITCH! THE SHINING WIZARD BY DAISY THRASH!! NO!!! CLARA LOVELACE AVOIDS THE CONTACT! FALLING REVERSE DDT BY CLARA LOVELACE TO DAISY THRASH!! THE COVER BY THE PIXEL PRINCESS!! THIS IS FOR THE WIN!!

Referee: ONE!!!!….TWO!!!!……THRRR……KICKOUT!

Gavin: Clara Lovelace up in arms! Crying a little bit to the referee about not winning on that attempt! Crying?? There’s no crying in Professional wrestling! Here Clara, I have a handkerchief for ya! I love it though! Clara Lovelace laying some hard forearms on Daisy Thrash as she rises back up! Daisy Thrash throws a right at Clara Lovelace that connects! Clara Lovelace ducks another attempt by Daisy Thrash! Clara Lovelace looks to follow up but Daisy Thrash puts a halt to that with a spin kick that takes Clara Lovelace down! Daisy Thrash picks up Clara Lovelace and whips her to the ropes and down goes Clara Lovelace after that high knee by Daisy Thrash! Daisy Thrash with the cover!

Referee: ONE!!!……..TWO!!!…….KICKOUT!!

SG1: Daisy Thrash is relentless as she picks up Clara Lovelace to a vertical position and the slams her back down to the canvas! Daisy Thrash going outside on the ring apron as Clara Lovelace is slowly recovering! Daisy Thrash is going up top! Clara Lovelace almost to her feet now! DAISY THRASH FLIES!!! DROPKICK CONNECTS……WITH THE REFEREE??? CLARA LOVELACE WAS ABLE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!!! THE REFEREE IS DOWN AND OUT!! DAISY THRASH LOOKS SHOCKED!! WAIT A MINUNTE!!?? CLARA LOVELACE!! SHE HAS DAISY THRASH RIGHT WHERE SHE WANTS HER!!! DAISY THRASH TURNS AROUND RIGHT INTO THE TOUCH OF CLARITY!! THE HAMMERLOCK DDT CONNECTS AS DAISY THRASH IS DRILLED RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS FACE FIRST!!! CLARA LOVELACE WITH THE COVER!!

……..

Gavin: Oaf! NOBODY HOME!! Referee taking a cat nap! Eh, give it up Pixie Stick Princess, ya done it now! SHE SHOULD TAKE A LITMUS TEST AFTER THAT, SG!! CLEARLY THE RED HEAD WAS TAKEN BY SURPRISE OF HOW MUCH OF A SISSY CLARA LOVELACE WAS TO NOT WANT TO SELL THAT FLYING DROPKICK!! NOW SHE’S SLEEPING TOO!! HEY!!??? WHO’S THIS WEIRD CHICK WITH CLARA LOVELACE’S TROPHY!!??? SHE JUST CAME FROM THE CROWD, GRABBED THE TROPHY OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE AND SNUCK IN FROM BEHIND!! HEY CLARA! DON’T TURN AROUND IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YA! OOP!! SHE WASN’T LISTENING!! DOWN SHE GOES!

SG1: THAT’S THE NEON ONI! THAT’S SAZAE HANGAKU!! SHE JUST NAILED THE YOUNG LIONESS CUP HOLDER CLARA LOVELACE WITH HER OWN TROPHY AND CLARA LOVELACE IS OUT!!! SAZAE HANGAKU HAS JUST RUINED THIS COMPETITIVE MATCH BY INTERFERING! WHAT’S SHE DOING!!?? SHE JUST DRAGGED THE ARM OF DAISY THRASH AND PLACED DAISY THRASH ON TOP OF CLARA LOVELACE!!! AND JUST LIKE THAT SAZAE HANGAKU HIGH TAILS IT RIGHT BACK THROUGH THE CROWD AS THE REFREE SLOWLY SITS HIS HEAD UP AND SLOWLY SLIDES CLOSER TO WHERE DAISY HAS THE COVER!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!………………….TWO!!!……………………….THREE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Raise Hell’ by Dorothy starts back up as the crowd is somewhat booing given the finish to the match while both Daisy Thrash and Clara Lovelace are out side by side of the other.)

Corie Simmons: Here is your winner by pinfall and qualifying for the Elimination Chamber………DAISYYYYYYY!!! THRASSSHHHH!!!

Gavin: BRAVO! BRAVO! GOOD SHOW!! Both of these ladies they know how to entertain so good and attract so many eyes to be paid to their work each week, and that includes weird Japanese women with horrible face paint!

SG1: What was Sazae Hangaku doing out here in the first place!!?? Why?? She just cost Clara Lovelace a chance that she seemingly was looking to take advantage of, but it’s not to be at this time for Clara Lovelace! She fought hard, and gave herself every chance to win, but she was turned back one more time to the better woman! Both ladies displayed plenty of fight and heart until the final bell!

(In the ring both Daisy Thrash and Clara Lovelace are slowly sitting up and looking confused by all of what just transpired. as ‘Raise Hell’ continues to play! Both are up to their feet still looking confused as the shot fades to black.)

(Cut to commercial for Road to Redemption)

(Backstage we see Daisy Thrash walking back from her victory over Clara Lovelace. As she turns the corridor, arms suddenly encircle her in a tight hug. Daisy locks up as Constance, not exactly getting the hint, holds the hug a few moments longer before letting go.)

Constance Blevins: Daisy! We’re both going to be in the chamber match! How exciting is this? I knew if I just trusted in Him that everything would work out well!

(Daisy dusts herself off then shakes her head, and mutters, more to herself than to Constance.)

Daisy Thrash: Gee, Remi, thanks for handing this off…(To Constance) Yeah it’s great! Uhhhh, look, I’m going to level with you, I didn’t think I’d actually become anyone’s mentor, so I’m honestly not too sure what I should say…

???: You know, Remi never knew what to say either. She just went with what she felt was the right thing.

(Santana Matthews, half-sister of Remi McQueen, walks up to Daisy and Constance. Constance happily hugs the larger girl who accepts before continuing.)

Santana: Remi respected you a lot, Daisy, and she took her responsibility to Constance and the rest of the Pride very serious. Just do what Remi did, Daisy, follow your heart, and do what is right, or at least what you think is right.

(Constance nods in agreement with Santana.)

Constance: Daisy, Remi had confidence in you, and I have to believe this is all part of His plan…I have faith that you can prove a great leader for myself and Layla!

(Standing with her hands on her hips, Daisy chews her bottom lip for a moment. Finally she sighs heavily and shrugs.)

Daisy: Alright, well, let’s take things one step at a time, I guess…(She nods firmly) Right, I know what can happen to you around here if someone doesn’t have your back. The least I can do is help make sure you guys don’t have to go through what I did. Santana, are you in too?

( Santana looks at Constance and Daisy and shrugs.)

Santana Matthews: If you want me, sure! I might be new, but I can pull my weight. Plus, I think Remi would have wanted it. Let’s kick some ass!

(Daisy gestures toward the locker rooms and begins walking. Constance and Santana follow her close behind.)

Daisy Thrash: Well, come on then ladies, let’s see what we can do…

(The camera fades as they walk away.)

(Final commercial for the evening for Elite Coffee, no flavored coffees, just damn fine coffee!)

Cori Simmons: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is our main event of the evening and is a tag team match scheduled for one fall!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

(“Fire” by BTS hits as Consuela Rose Ava comes out to mostly cheers with some mild boos. She looks around, shocked at those who are booing her before brushing them off and walking down to the ring)

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Frias, Spain by way of Barcelona, weighing in at 120 pounds… CONNSSSUUUEEELAAA RROOOOOOOSSSEEE AAAAAVVVVVVVAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Camille obviously looking to redeem herself after losing to Tyler Wolfe at Bloodletter. Big opportunity to do so.

SG1: That’s Consuela. Camille isn’t even on this brand and I’m pretty sure she’s injured at the moment. But Consuela didn’t fall too far behind Tyler in that match, in fact she impressed enough people to earn herself a spot against TLA for the Openweight Championship at Road to Redemption.

Gavin Kirkland: Do they breed all these Ava’s in a factory or something?

(“Make a Move” by Icon For Hire hits as Raven Roberts walks out with the New Breed Championship around her waist to a chorus of boos. She smirks at the crowd before unlatching the title belts and holding it up to the crowd, intensifying the boos and walking herself down to the ring)

Cori Simmons: And her tag team partner, 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… RAAAAVVVVEEEENNN RRROOOBBBEEEERRRTTTTSSSSSS!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Obviously a fan favorite, Raven has been on a pretty violent run of late, hasn’t she?

SG1: Empire’s New Breed Champion swears she will go to any length. As all former members of the Pride would tell you, she means every word of that.

(“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff hits as Cleopatra and Madison Kaline walk out. Cleo has her Empire Tag Team Championship and her Vixens World Championship over both shoulders while Madison has the Unified Women’s World Championship around her waist and her barbed wire baseball bat over her shoulder. The crowd boos as the two exchange a grin and soak in the boos before walking down to the ring)

Cori Simmons: And their opponents, making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 227 pounds… One half of the Empire Tag Team Champions… CCLLLLLEEEEEOOOOOPAAAAAAAAATRAAAA!!! AND!! The reigning Unified Women’s World Champion… MADDIIISSSONNNNN KAAAAAALLLLLIIINNNNEEEE!!!!

SG1: Amber Keys obviously missing as she isn’t cleared after the injury to her neck. You have to wonder if that plays into the mindset of Madison and Cleo. Obviously you’d think she’d still come out with them but Flannery McCoy releases the statement earlier that if Amber were to interfere and risk further injuring her neck, she and Cleo would be stripped of the Empire Tag Team Championships.

Gavin Kirkland: There were quite a few injuries at Bloodletter and I’d be willing to bet everyone in this match is still feeling the effects of that show as well. I think people should be allowed to do what they want, but Flannery obviously doesn’t want to risk the legal liability.

SG1: Well Madison and Cleo are still a unit all their own and you always favor chemistry in a match like this. Cleo comes into this match not only having won the Empire tag team championship at Bloodletter but also after advanced in the tag team Grand Prix on Monday alongside Theron Nikolas as the Canadian Dream where they defeated the SuperMegaGirlz of Clara Lovelace and One of her opponents tonight, Consuela! And to top that off, Cleo and Theron advanced to take on Fire and Ice, which is Raven’s team with Rex McAllister! So with the wins and looking at a future opponent, as well has her reigning championship partner banned from ringside, Cleo’s personal mindset could be anywhere on the map tonight! And speaking of those upcoming matchups, Raven Roberts and Cleopatra look to start this match off and Jesse Carlton is calling for the bell.

(DING! DING! DING!)

SG1: The two women move towards one another, feeling each other out. Neither one lacking confidence. Each circling around… and a shocking call for the test of strength from Cleopatra! She gives up forty pounds and eight inches to Raven and the amazon just grins at the Hall of Famer! Cleo puts both hands up and Raven shakes her head almost in disbelief! Raven shrugs and steps in slowly, placing one hand up…. and lacing it with Cleo’s! Now she puts her other hand up slowly… and they’ve locked up! immediately Raven takes the advantage and bends Cleo back! Raven using her physical advantages and Cleo is already back about forty five degrees! BUT CLEO DROPS TO HER BACK AND PUTS THE BOOTS UP TO FLIP RAVEN OVER! SHE BAITED RAVEN IN!

Gavin Kirkland: NO SHE DIDNT! Raven kept ahold of Cleo’s hands and lands on the tips of her toes in a bridge position with her back on top of Cleo who’s shoulders are down!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOO!

Cleo gets the shoulder up! But she looks back, stunned that Raven managed to counter her opening strategy! Raven isn’t just physically imposing, she has the mind to match! Both women back up to their feet and they circle again! Cleo with a much more discerning look on her face now and Raven still confident as ever! Cleo slips in and takes a rear waist lock, trying to drive some knees now into the back of the larger woman’s legs! Cleo now trying to use her lower center of gravity and lift up… AND SHE DOES! Back body drop! Cleo now scrambles to get on top of Raven and try to apply something to wear her down! COULD BE LOOKING TO APPLY THE CLEO LOCK WITHOUT THE BACKBREAKER!!!

SG1: She tried to clasp and cross the arms but Raven broke free and turned around to apply a body scissors from beneath! Raven using those long legs now to squeeze the life out of Cleopatra! Now Raven bridging her arms up to keep her shoulders off the mat and leverage onto Cleo! You’re seeming very familiar with the moves of the roster Gavin, but where did you call wrestling before? What really are your qualifications?

Gavin Kirkland: Oh I won commentator of the year by calling a tournament down in Rio De Janeiro.

SG1: That so?

Gavin Kirkland: it is. And Raven still with that body scissors applied as Cleo tries to break the hold! She grips and pulls at Raven’s boots but she’s locked in tight and the more Raven bridges the more pressure is applied to Cleo! Cleo looking for her path out as she turns her head frantically! Now she reaches up… OOH AND DIGGING THE FINGERNAILS INTO RAVEN’S TORSO!!! Desperation move but Raven breaks the hold just like it looks like Cleo broke skin! Raven with scratches just under her rib cage as she checks them and sees a small trickle of blood! Now the bird looks angry and she looks up…

SG1: CLEO RUSHING IN WITH SOME STIFF FOREARM SHOTS!!! Trying to unload on the New Breed Champion while the opportunity is there! Cleo with shot after shot and drives Raven back into the corner she shares with Madison! Tag is made and the Unified Women’s World Champion is in! Madison and Cleo both grab ahold of the ropes for stability and start kicking into Raven’s stomach! Multiple kicks and Raven slumps in the corner! The referee forces Cleo to get to the outside but now Madison backs up and takes aim! RUNNING DROPKICK CONNECTS WITH RAVEN IN THE CORNER! Raven’s head looks like it just rocked back with that shot! And now Maddie drags Raven out of the corner and drops down! She hooks the leg for a cover!

ONEEEEE! TW—

Raven kicks out at one and a half! She’s trying to shake the cobwebs out but Maddie is already back on the assault! Maddie now stomping into the New Breed Champion! She grabs Raven by the hair and pulls her up! Maddie turns Raven around! Roberts is still glazed from that shot in the corner! The world champion unloads a few forearm strikes to the face of Raven! Maddie grabs her face and yells!

Madison Kaline (off-mic): YOU’RE NOTHING!

Gavin Kirkland: Madison now grabbing Raven’s arm, she rears back and pulls Raven in… AFTERLIFE!!!!!!! NO!!! RAVEN DUCKED UNDERNEATH THE CLOTHESLINE! Maddie turns around to meet Raven… HUNTRESS BOMB!!!!!! The sit out spinebuster and that is vintage Raven!

SG1: Raven is still in her rookie year, what makes that vintage?

Gavin Kirkland: It’s vintage!!!

SG1: Either way, Raven has created an opening for herself! She is still shaking her head clear, that counter and slam may have been pure instinct! Maddie looks stunned on the mat as Raven is now pulling herself to her feet! Maddie now climbing up to meet her but was planted hard into the mat! Both women to their feet now! Raven glances back as Consuela is calling for a tag! But Raven looks back to Maddie and steps forward! Both women move quick to each other and immediately start trading blows! LOOK AT THESE SHOTS! Lefts and rights going everywhere! Maddie connects with a leg kick! Raven follow with a palm strike to the jaw! Maddie with and uppercut to the chin! Raven with a knee to the gut! Maddie is now doubled over! Raven wraps the arms around! Raw power for that gutwrench suplex! And she drives Maddie down I got the mat again! Raven drops on top and immediately goes to wrap up Maddie’s arm! WING BREAKER IS LOCKED IN! Raven has the Kimura Lock applied and leans the leverage into Madison! Raven is proving she’s more than capable against these veteran main eventers! MADDIE IS STRUGGLING! She looks like she’s in real pain! This maneuver could completely separate your shoulder and that’s the last thing Madison wants!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT HERE COMES CLEO TO SAVE THE DAY! She just planted a massive penalty kick into Raven’s spine and the bird rolls off of Madison! The World Champ rolls over to the apron to regroup while Cleo tries to drop down and lay some shots into Raven! She lands a few punches to the face and it looks like a cut has opened under Raven’s eye! OH! But Raven shoves her off and rolls over to get to her feet and sees the blood coming from her face! BUT CLEO CHARGES! She’s coming in with a running forearm to keep the assault!

SG1: FACELIFT! Raven with the spinning heel kick across Cleo’s jaw! And Cleo falls and rolls to the outside! BUT HERES MADISON NOW! Clubbing into Raven’s back with shot after shot off the distraction! Maddie drops down… ROLL UP FROM BEHIND! SHE HAS THE TIGHTS AND THE REF DOESNT SEE!!!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THREEEEEEE—

BUT RAVEN STILL KICKS OUT! Just at the last instant she powered through Maddie having the first full of tights! And the Huntress doesn’t look too happy about Maddie trying that on her! Raven now moving in and Maddie doesn’t like what she sees! Maddie looking for her opening and rushes in with a leg kick before dishing out! She wants to weaken Raven’s ability to move! Smart move by the champion! Maddie with another quick leg shot! Just quick shots before ducking out of range! Maddie moves in again, throws a quick one to the mid section! BUT RAVEN CAUGHT THE FOOT! Raven eyes Maddie despite the blood now trickling down her face! She pulls on the boot and yanks Maddie in for a belly to belly suplex!

Gavin Kirkland: And now Raven grabs Maddie by the hair! Pulls her in and has the front facelock! Raven turns around and shouts to Consuela!

Raven Roberts (off-mic): BE READY!

Gavin Kirkland: Raven tours herself as a strategist and Ms. Ava is a veteran so you have to think these two aren’t coming in completely blind of one another! Raven maintains the front facelock despite Maddie swinging wildly from within! Maddie fighting to get out but Raven pulls her back into her team’s corner! Consuela reaches over and tags Raven’s shoulder! Consuela is now legal! Consuela now climbs herself to the top rope! And Raven drives knees into the abdomen of Madison to stop her from fighting!! SPIKE DDT FROM RAVEN! And now Raven rolls away, out to the apron! MOONSAULT FROM CONSUELA CONNECTS! Consuela hooks the leg!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOO! THR—

Kaline kicks out at two and a half! That would’ve been a major pinfall for the Openweight contender! Consuela grabs the leg of Madison and tries to roll her over! Trying to lock in a Boston crab! OH! But Maddie pulls her legs in and shoves Consuela back into the ropes! And now Maddie scrambling to her feet and looking to take some control back in this match! SPEAR! Maddie hits a vicious spear off of Consuela rebounding from the ropes! And now Madison looking for her next maneuver! She stomps into Consuela’s abdomen over and over and steps back! She looks lined up! Consuela trying to get to her feet… M.O.D.!!!! The fameasser drives Consuela back to the mat and Maddie goes for a cover!

ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THRE—

But not enough to put Consuela away! Consuela was stunned by the sudden flurry but is still the freshest competitor in this match! Madison looks pissed that Consuela kicked out and now trying to pull Consuela up by the hair and beating down into the back of Consuela! BUT CONSUELA DRIVES MADDIE BACK AND SPINE FIRST INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE! And now Consuela steadies herself with the rope and drives kicks into Maddie! She plants a boot into Maddie’s throat and drives it in while holding it there!! The referee is forced to count!

ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI—

SG1: Consuela steps away with her hands up! Not looking to get disqualified! And let’s not forget, every woman in this match and to still be feeling the effects of Bloodletter! It was only five days ago and Madison was beaten and put through panes of sheet glass! Consuela was brutalized in that chairs match! Cleo was put through a table and nearly had her face broken in the tag TLC! And Raven took a fifteen foot dive through a table from a ladder as well as electrocution from the back up generator of the stage tron! The fact that these women are competing as they are is a testament to Empire!

Gavin Kirkland: Everyone in this match is either a champion or a contender to a Championship so we knew it’d be a war for dominance! The referee is checking on Maddie in the corner but Consuela is tired of waiting! Consuela now moves in front of the ref and grabs Maddie by the head to pull her out of the corner! Consuela now driving a knee into the stomach of the World Champion and looking to keep on the offensive! Consuela shoves Maddie off and plants her foot… HIGH ROUNDHOUSE KICK!

SG1: MADDIE DUCKED IT! That kick could’ve taken her head off!!! Consuela turns back around… AFTERLIFE!!!!! NO! CONSUELA DUCKED THE CLOTHESLINE!!!!! Now Maddie turns around…. RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!!!! BUT MADDIE SIDE STEPS IT!!! Consuela trying to get her feet under her as she missed her mark! Maddie from behind… ANOTHER M.O.D.!!!! Maddie turns around as Consuela leaps back… Pele kick connects to Maddie’s forehead! What a sequence we just saw as Consuela now moves in to try and take full control! She reaches down… BUT MADDIE PULLS HER IN! DEATH’S GRASP IS LOCKED IN! Consuela is deep inside the Hell’s Gate and Maddie is shouting at her to tap out! Consuela is struggling and her face is turning red now! She’s trying to pound at Maddie’s legs but the hold isn’t breaking!

Gavin Kirkland: This is a deadly submission! And Consuela is fading! This could be it! The referee moves in to check on Consuela… BUT CONSUELA DRIVES HER FEET FROM BEHIND AND PUTS MADDIE’S SHOULDERS DOWN!!!

ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO!

Maddie releases the hold! Consuela is nearly purple in the face as she rolls for the ropes and clutches at her throat! But Maddie isn’t done yet! She moves in and grabs Consuela by the hair! Kaline now pulling her up and dragging her over to the corner and reaching out for Cleo who is back on the apron! Cleo makes the tag and Kaline whips Consuela into Cleo… AND A LIFTING KNEE FROM CLEO RIGHT INTO CONSUELA’S JAW!!! Consuela drops to a knee and grabs her mouth to check for blood but Cleo with a quick follow up! SNAP DDT! Consuela’s skull hits the mat hard and Cleo goes for the cover!

ONEEEE! TWOOOOO!

SG1: NO! Consuela still fighting back! No matter how you feel about her recent attitude, Consuela still has a heart full of fire! Cleo goes to grab Consuela up again and now Consuela throwing wild punches! Trying to fight her way back in! SHE CATCHES CLEO IN THE NOSE!!!! Cleo is bleeding from the nose again! Her nose was busted open in the TLC at Bloodletter and Consuela has opened it back up! Cleo checks her nose and wipes it away BUT CONSUELA FOLLOWS WITH A THESZ PRESS AND RAINS SHOTS DOWN ON CLEO NOW! Consuela hasn’t forgotten about her loss in the Grand Prix and doesn’t want the same to happen here tonight! She’s firing off with shot after shot into Cleo’s face and tries to press Cleo’s shoulders into the mat! But Cleo slips a shoulder up before the count can start! Consuela stands and looks fired up!

Gavin Kirkland: Consuela looks like her disgust are set and she’s stalking behind Cleo! If I had to guess she’s thinking about the Lemon Pledge! SCOOPS CLEO FROM BEHIND! HAS CLEO UP ON HER SHOULDERS!!!! BUT CLEO REACHES DOWN AND RAKES THE EYES! Consuela drops Cleo and stumbles as she tries to clear herself! But Cleo comes from behind with a running bulldog! Now she gets on top of Consuela from behind and pulls her up into the Camel Clutch! Cleo pulling back right on the neck and spine of Consuela! The ref is asking Consuela if she wants to submit but Consuela is refusing! Cleo cranks back harder and clubs Consuela with her right arm as she re-locks the submission! Blood from Cleo’s nose is now dripping down onto Consuela’s head and into her face! Consuela trying to shake it off but clearly in immense pain! Cleo goes to club her again!

SG1: BUT CONSUELA USES THE BRIEF BREAK TO SLIDE OUT FROM UNDERNEATH!!! She stands up and shoves Cleo into the corner and smashes her head against a turnbuckle! Consuela needs out and she knows it! She rushes for Raven in the corner and tries to tag! BUT MADISON RAN IN AND GRABBED CONSUELA BY THE BOOT! Consuela turns around! MULE KICK! Consuela frees herself and lunges to tag Raven! TAG IS MADE! Here comes Roberts! Consuela rolls underneath the bottom rope and tries to wipe Cleo’s blood away, smearing it unintentionally. Raven comes in and grabs Maddie up by the hair and the tights and tosses her to the outside! She turns around… CLEO LEAPS UP! HURRICANRANA INTO A PINNING POSITION!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THREEE—

RAVEN STILL KICKS OUT! Cleo thought she had the match won by element of surprise there! But it wasn’t enough! Raven backs herself into a corner as she slides to her feet, keeping Cleo in her sight. Raven is still bleeding from earlier but isn’t letting it phase her. Cleo rushes in to try and take advantage… BUT RAVEN COMES OUT WITH A BIG BOOT FROM THE CORNER!

Gavin Kirkland: Cleo looks up and Raven is back on the offensive! Cleo rolls over to the apron though to avoid! Raven still tries to move in and grab her! But Cleo drives her shoulder into Raven’s abdomen! Cleo now springboards up into a dropping double knee to the back of Raven’s head and Raven is down! Cleo looks up and sees Maddie on the apron and moves over to tag her in! Maddie hops up to the top rope now! MADDIE BOMB! The moonsault connects!!!! Maddie rolls Raven over and hooks the leg!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOO! THREEEE!

BUT RAVEN STILL KICKS OUT! Maddie can’t believe it! She thought that was it! She looks back and is giving some instructions to Cleo but I can’t hear what she’s saying! Raven is inching back up to her feet! Blood flowing from the cut on her face! And now Maddie moves in to take advantage… BUT RAVEN SLIPS UNDER AND GETS MADDIE IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY!!! ANGEL’S FALL! The TKO drops Maddie to the mat! And Raven makes a cover!

ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO!

BUT CLEO JUST PULLED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING AND THREW HER INTO THE RING POST! Maddie rolls out of the ring and Cleo helps her! Raven looks pissed but now Maddie is sliding back in… WITH THE BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! Maddie rushes Raven with the lethal weapon and swings it with full force at her head!!!

SG1: OHMYGAWD!!!! RAVEN CAUGHT MADDIE BY THE WRISTS AND IS HOLDING HER FROM SWINGING THE BAT INTO HER HEAD! It was maybe a foot away! But here comes Cleo! She charges in and looks to make it two on one!

Gavin Kirkland: RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!!!!! Consuela just planted the knee into Cleo’s busted nose and now she throws Cleo out of the ring! Raven plants a kick into Maddie’s gut and wrenches the bat from her hands before tossing it out of the ring! Maddie tries to move in… FACELIFT! The heel kick sends Maddie stumbling!! Raven comes up and grabs her! Lifts her up! Vertical position! LOST BEAUTY! The vertical hesitation Brainbuster plants the world champion! And now Consuela rolls the referee back in the ring just as she’s coming to! But Raven shakes her head! She wants to end this!

SG1: Raven climbs herself up to the top rope! THE BIRD OF PREY IS GONNA FLY!!! RAVEN’S WINGS!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: The twisting moonsault connects and Raven hooks the leg!!!!

ONEEEEEE!

CLEO SCRAMBLES TO GET BACK IN THE TING!

TWOOOOOO!!!

BUT CONSUELA GRABS HER BY THE BOOT AND PULLS HER BACK AND TOSSES HER INTO THE BARRICADE!!

THREEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori Simmons: Here are your winners by pinfall… CONSUELA ROSE AVA and the EAW New Breed Champion… RAVEN ROBERTS!!!!!

(“Make a Move” by Icon for Hire blasts as Raven stands to her feet and Consuela joins her to celebrate as their hands are raised. Raven motions to the timekeeper and demands the title belts)

SG1: What am astonishing victory for Consuela and Raven! This is the kind of statement they were hoping to make! Knocking off half of the Empire Tag Team Champions and the Women’s World Champion is no small feat! And both Hall of Famer’s at that!

(The belts are placed on the apron as Raven grabs her New Breed Championship. She also picks up the Women’s World Championship and looks it over before placing it on Maddie’s prone body and stands with the blood streaking down her face and neck, holding the New Breed Championship high in the air)

Gavin Kirkland: This is marquee victory that has to have both women riding high. This has to fuel both of them going forward! What an amazing match here in Empire!

SG1: The next few weeks are going to be interesting for sure! That’s all the time we have for tonight, though, so for Gavin Kirkland, I’m SG1, thank you for watching Empire!

(EAW logo buzzes)

Most Valuable Elitist #161

Dynasty 11/30/2018