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Empire 2/7/2019

(EAW Intro Plays)

(‘Girl Gang’ by Leikeli 47 plays as the camera pans across the capacity packed Madison Square Garden. As the camera pans signs from the crowd can be seen: ‘Chelsea: Make me Eat Crowe!’ ‘Rexven 5-Evar!’ and a large complement of fans with ‘Serena Section’ signs are also displayed. The camera cuts the to the announce desk with CJ Hana and Gavin Kirkland as ‘Girl Gang’ fades out.)

CJ Hana: Welcome to Thursday Night Empire! Tonight kicks off the Sienna Jade era of Empire as the newly crowned Unified Women’s World Champion makes her first statement!

Gavin Kirkland: Not to mention that the absolute love of my life, Cleopatra, is in the Main Event against Tyler Wolfe!

CJ Hana: You know…Valentine’s Day is next week, you should ask her out!

Gavin Kirkland: You know what…I will!

(They’re interrupted as ‘Needles and Pins’ by the Deftones plays over the loudspeakers. The General Manager of Empire, Kendra Shamez, walks out onto the stage to the cheers of the crowd. As she makes her way to the ring she gives a few fans high-five.)

CJ Hana: Kendra must be coming out to address the fall out of King of Elite and the upcoming Iconic Cup match!

Gavin Kirkland: Kendra is the second best person to run Empire, right behind Stephon Hunte, of course, which is odd considering I think he’d like to be behind her…

CJ Hana: Yeeeeaaaahhhh….let’s see what she has to say.

(Kendra stands in the ring as her theme fades out.)

Kendra Shamez: Welcome to Empire everyone, I promise I won’t take up too much of your time, but I did want to address a few things! As you all know, the Iconic Cup event will take place on March Fourteenth, culminating with the presentation of the Iconic Cup to the winner of the first ever Imperial Warfare six woman Hell in a Cell match! The Iconic Cup won’t be the only prize on the line, however, as every Empire title in addition to the New Breed title will be defended!

CJ Hana: That’s big news! Four title matches AND the Iconic Cup?!

Gavin Kirkland: I know the event is the Iconic Cup and all, but I hope the World Championship closes, IMAGINE THE INTRIGUE!!

CJ Hana: That is a good point, once won, the holder of the cup can cash in on the World title at any time!

Kendra Shamez: Tonight is out first qualifier as Remi Skyfire takes on Layla Lockhart! And next week as Mali Evans takes on Minerva in a rematch from their first meeting a few weeks ago! Several of Empire’s top stars will compete for a spot for the cup, including three rising stars in Harlow Reichert, Constance Blevins and Tyler Wolfe, who will compete next week in a match that will see the winner exchange their Iconic Cup Qualifier spot for an opportunity to challenge the Visual Prophet for the New Breed Championship!

CJ Hana: That is a very big opportunity for those three women!

Kendra Shamez: In the coming weeks I make two promises to you, first you’re going to be seeing a lot less of me, and a lot more of the competitors you all spend your hard earned money to watch in this ring, and secondly, Empire is going to put on display matches that will prove exactly why we are the hottest brand in EAW!

(The crowd roars in approval to the announcement from Kendra. As the crowd shows appreciation, Kendra hands the microphone to Maria Del Rey and exits the ring as ‘Needles and Pins’ again begins to play.)

CJ Hana: What a commitment from the GM of Empire! Kendra is promising less administrative interference and more action in the ring and that’s something I think we can all agree is a good thing!

Gavin Kirkland: Eh, I guess it’s a good first step, but I won’t be happy until every competitor competes in string bikinis!

CJ Hana: Mate, I’ve said it before, but you’re bent. Let’s go to Maria in the ring, she’s waiting to call out next match…

Maria Del Rey: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Liverpool, England, weighing in at 155 pounds…The Deus Ex Machina…Sian Ryder!

(The lights in the arena go down to almost complete darkness as ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’ by Behemoth begins to rip through the crowd. As the drums find their constant rhythm, Sian Ryder emerges from the back, a sole white spotlight follows her, flickering in beat with the song and giving the crowd only quick glimpses of ‘The Deus Ex Machina’. The light dies just before she reaches the top of the ramp. As the vocals roar through the arena, the spotlight returns, this time drenching Sian in dark red light as she is down on one knee at the ramp, arms outstretched at her sides. She remains that way for a few seconds, eyes closed as she takes in the crowd reaction.

Getting to her feet, flipping her hair away from her face as she does, she takes a moment to survey the crowd and pops the collar of her jacket before marching down the ramp. Climbing onto the apron, she hooks her arms around the top rope and lets out a roar towards the crowd, leaning back onto the ropes as her hair falls onto her face. She enters the ring, pushes her hair back out of her face, and goes to her corner.)

CJ Higgins: Sian Ryder is an impressive specimen indeed, definitely one of, if not the most impressive physiques I’ve seen, while it’ll take more than that to excel in the ring, Sian certainly has the look of a future star!

Gavin Kirkland: She’s a dyke..

CJ Hana: GAVIN! You can’t say that!

Gavin Kirkland: Bah, look at her! I’m just saying, that girl knows what a woman tastes like!

Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, weighing in at 120 pounds, from Boston Massachusetts, Lady Gojira…Celes Dumont!

(‘Ten Thousand Fists’ by Disturbed plays as Celes Dumont makes her way to the ring, ignoring the crowd, and focusing on Sian.)

CJ Hana: Celes is single action here tonight, but she is usually a part of the Fatal Destiny team with Karina-Ann, who is also in action later tonight.

Gavin Kirkland: I wish the Empire medical plan covered cosmetic surgery, then this thing could get its nose and chest fixed. If that happened maybe it would be something worth paying attention to.

CJ Hana: Gavin, what is actually wrong with you? Celes is a person like you or me! SHe’s not an ‘it’.

Gavin Kirkland: Ha! You’re a lot funnier than SG1 was. That thing in the ring needs to be exterminated, hopefully the Dyke takes care of it quickly.

CJ Hana: Jaysus fuck, Gavin…

(Maria exits the ring as the referee calls for the bell to begin the match.)

(DING DING DING!)

CJ Hana: Sian rushes Celes and knocks her back into the corner with a shoulder tackle! The Deus Ex Machina starts raining blows down onto the head and shoulders of Celes, who is trying to cover herself. Calling for a break, the referee starks to count, Sian better relen, or she’ll be disqualified!

Referee: 1! 2! 3! 4!

CJ Hana: Sian breaks, and strides to the center of the ring, arms wide confidently, as the official checks on Celes. Brushing the official aside, Celes rushes to her feet and hits Ryder from behind with a running front dropkick, knocking Sian to her knees from behind. Celes hits the ropes and delivers a driving clothesline to the kneeling Ryder! Dumont is back on her feet and hits the ropes again…running senton! Celes is not letting up here tonight, she wants to prove to the EAW Universe that she can stand on her own! Celes hooks SIan’s leg…

Referee: ONE!

CJ Hana: Kickout with authority from Sian! Ryder is back on one knee as Celes applies a headlock, locking it in tightly! Sian is trying to power out, put Celes is keeping the move locked in tight! BACK SUPLEX! SIAN PLANTS CELES INTO THE MAT! Celes is trying to push her way to her feet, but SIan hits the ropes…RUNNING BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF CELES’ HEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: The Dyke is overpowering the thing she’s facing at this point, hopefully this is the beginning of the end of this match and we can get some actual entertainment out here. Sian pulls the thing to it’s feel and slings it to the mat my it’s mangy hair!

CJ Hana: Alright, that’s enough of you for this match….Celes hit the mat hard after that hair beale, and is checking her nose for blood! Sian stalks Dumont and drops an elbow…NO! Celes moved just in time and Sian crashes to the mat! Moving quick, Celes grabs the chin of Ryder and flips forward, applying a bridging chin lock! The referee moves to check Sian, but she grabs the ropes breaking the hold! Slapping the mat in frustration, Lady Gojira hits the ropes again…SIAN IS ON HER FEET AND CATCHES DUMONT IN A SPINEBUSTER! Dumont is having a hard time getting anything going here tonight, Ryder’s strength is just too much for her! Sian pulls Celes into a powerbomb position…RYDE OR DIE! Sian hits the buckle bomb and Celes collapses to the mat, largely motionless. Gavin, Sian is very impressive in her debut tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, yeah, she’s putting that thing away pretty good. Let’s hope it’s over soon, I know I do!

CJ Hana: Well, it looks like things might be going that way, Sian pulls Celes back to her feet and into a fireman’s carry…SCHADENFREUDE! The fireman’s carry powerbomb plants Celes! Sian hooks Dumont’s leg as the referee is in position!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

(DING DING DING!)

CJ Hana: Sian done it! She won her debut against a game Celes Dumont, who started strong but just couldn’t get anything going against the stronger woman in Ryder!

Maria Del Rey: The winner of this match, by pinfall, SSSSIIIIIAAAAANNNN RRRRYYYYYYDDDDDEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!!!

(‘O Father O Satan O Sun’ begins playing as Sian exits the ring without waiting on the referee to raise her arm.)

(Commercial break for ice packs featuring Raven Roberts and Rex McAllister. Share one with your bae today.)

(Empire returns and cuts to Maria Del Rey in the middle of the ring. A bright smile is etched across her pretty face.)

Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(The arena goes dark, the sounds of “No More” by Disturbed plays, echoing when a lone spotlight is shown where Minerva is on the stage, kneeling and licking her lips, looking around wearing her hood covering half her face and carrying her gypsy chain and wearing an intricate black jacket. She slowly looks around with a smile on her face before crawling a little and slowly standing on her two feet.)

Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM COYOTE FLATS, TEXAS… WEIGHING IN AT 125 POUNDS… ‘THE PRINCESS KILLER’ MINERVA!!!!

(The crowd boos, some cheer as she starts to laugh before looking around wide-eyed and making her way to the ring. She stops and gets close to some of the fans before backing up and licking her lips again. She stops and turns to the rampway where she points to the ceiling, her eyes roll to the back of her head, not moving, making the signal of the cross. Minerva starts to laugh before she skips down to the ring and hops on the apron, hanging upside down on the ropes for a moment as the crowd continues to boo.)

Gavin Kirkland: She is…unique.

CJ Hana: Minerva definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. I think she’s definitely one of the most interesting Empire additions in awhile. What she brings to the table is a hybrid style and a lot of talent. The future is bright for Minerva in my opinion.

Gavin Kirkland: As bright as the glare coming off her translucent skin. Jesus Christ woman. Get a spray tan.

(Minerva slowly gets back into the ring and stands in the middle, looking around before walking to the corner and leaning against the turnbuckle in a seated position, taking off her hood and licking her lips with a smirk on her face.)

(“Flashbacks” by Emika hits the speakers, and the main lights dim, whilst red and white strobe lights begin to flash in sync with the beat. The lyrics kick in, and Jael stands beneath an all-red spotlight, ignoring the audience as she stares down the ring.)

Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM TEMPE, ARIZONA… WEIGHING IN AT 132 POUNDS… SHE’S ONE HALF OF THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… ‘THE ORIGINAL SIN’ JAEL!!!!

(Jael wears no expression as she proceeds down the ramp, focusing only on what’s ahead of her.)

Gavin Kirkland: BOOOOOOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOO!!!

CJ Hana: You’re not even gunna hide the fact you’re still salty over the fact the Crowe’s Nest dethroned The Court at King of Elite are you?

Gavin Kirkland: Nope. It was the biggest miscarriage of justice I have ever seen in my life.

CJ Hana: It was a pretty clean match…

Gavin Kirkland: Shut up, bitch.

CJ Hana: Yawn.

(Minerva eyes up Jael as the tag champ climbs inside the ring. Jael heads into the ring, does her thing, and unstraps her title from her waist. She passes it off to the referee, who hands it to the timekeeper, and Jael gets herself mentally prepared for the match. She stares a hole in Minerva and finally the referee calls for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Welp unless these two start kissing, I’m out. I honestly don’t even remotely care which of these two broads wins. If anything, Jael is dead to me because she helped take the Empire Tag Team Championships away from my angel, Cleopatra.

CJ Hana: And there it is again.

Gavin Kirkland: I’m a loyal man.

CJ Hana: Jael and Minerva start circling one another and this is honestly a really interesting match to me. Minerva isn’t a newcomer to wrestling per say, but she’s new to Elite Answers Wrestling, and facing someone who’s been on a hot streak since returning.

Gavin Kirkland: Blah. Blah.

CJ Hana: Jael initiates the collar and elbow tie up with Minerva but the newcomer slips behind Jael and quickly takes her down to the mat. Minerva looks for a quick armbar, but Jael flips herself over and grabs Minerva in a headlock. Minerva grabs at Jael’s arms, but The Original Sin keeps her grip and wraps her legs around Minerva’s midsection!!! Jael is looking to end this match early, but Minerva is a prodigy. She’s not panicking whatsoever. She switches her attention to Jael’s legs and begins working to pry them apart. Minerva is coming up empty there so she manages to slip her arm between Jael’s and loosen the grip on the headlock. Jael lets go of the body scissors but snatches Minerva up by the hair. Minerva fights back with several elbows to the midsection and gets Jael pushed back against the ropes. Jael shoves Minerva off, but The Princess Killer is quick to grab Jael by the arm and whip her across the ring! Jael’s momentum sends her back into Minerva’s waiting arms and Minerva plants her with a belly-to-belly suplex!!! Minerva with the first cover of the match!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWW—

Gavin Kirkland: The lesbo gets her shoulder up, which sucks. Call me bitter, but I hope Casperette the Goth Ghost just beats the shit out this stupid Crowe. Justice for Cleo.

CJ Hana: Minerva maintains control and pulls Jael up to her feet. She tosses Jael into the corner and begins to level her with a series of perfectly placed kicks. Jael is forced into a sitting position as Minvera stomps her down, and Minerva takes a moment to admire her handy work. She licks her lips, and rushes forward… RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE!!! Jael’s head slams against the turnbuckle and she slumps to the side. Minerva drags Jael away from the ropes and lifts her up. Minerva slips behind the Arizonan… RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! MINERVA JUST SENT JAEL CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Good. Now she needs to go for the cover.

(Minerva does.)

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRR—

CJ Hana: Once again, Jael gets her shoulder up!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ugh.

CJ Hana: Minerva brings Jael back up and throws her into the corner!! She backs up and once again she charges forward!!! Jael has the presence of mind to move this time… but Minerva is able to catch herself!!! Jael throws her foot up and catches Minerva in the kidney area with a pretty stiff looking kick and that derails Minerva’s momentum for the moment! Jael wraps Minerva up from behind and brings them both to the mat. Jael loves wearing down her opponents, forcing them to compete at her own pace.

(This goes on for a few moments.)

CJ Hana: Jael jerks Minerva up and walks them over to the turnbuckles. She positions Minerva on the top rope and clubs her in the back a few times. Jael grabs Minerva by the hair and jerks her down, effectively tying Minerva up in a tree of woe position! Jael is kicking the crap out of Minerva now! She’s placing those kicks directly on Minerva’s chest and that can’t feel good especially since Minerva is upside down!!! All that blood is rushing to Minerva’s head and now Jael is backing up. RUNNING DROP KICK!!! JAEL CONNECTS!!! JAEL PULLS MINERVA DOWN AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE—

Gavin Kirkland: Ghosty manages to kick out!!!

CJ Hana: Jael mounts Minerva and begins punching her in the head! Minerva is covering up but it’s not doing her any good! The 2-time champ is hitting her marks and now she’s pulling Minerva back up. She drives her knee into Minerva’s gut and follows it up with a knee to Minerva’s face!! Jael nails her with a stiff uppercut and throws a right hand for good measure! Minerva falls back against the ropes and Jael looks to clothesline her over the top!

Gavin Kirkland: Minerva manages to get her foot up! Jael stumbles back but quickly regains her balance!!! She rushes forward again but Minerva catches her again!! Yes!!! This time Minerva’s foot catches Jael’s massive chin and Minerva uses the ropes to push herself forward!! She catches Jael with a clothesline and takes a moment for herself! Minerva drops down to her knees and begins hammering away on Jael now! She hits just as hard as Jael does, and that makes me ridiculously hard. Minerva scoops up Jael and brings her back down with a suplex! Minerva looks to drop an elbow down across Jael’s throat but Jael rolls out of the way!

CJ Hana: Minerva and Jael both return to their feet now and both are circling one another. This has been a pretty good back and forth match so far, and there they go! They’re locking up! It’s Minerva who quickly gains the upper-hand! She takes Jael’s arm and twists it around, and now she’s bending Jael’s fingers back! SHE’S BITING JAEL!!!! MINERVA JUST SANK HER TEETH INTO JAEL’S HAND!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jael nails Minerva in the stomach with her knee, reverses the wrist lock, and brings Minerva’s arm behind her back! Minerva tries to drop down and roll through, but Jael grabs her in a side headlock and forces her back against the ropes. Jael throws Minerva across the ring and takes her down with a clothesline!!! BOOOOOOOOO!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

CJ Hana: Jael grabs Minerva by the legs… SPINNING INVERTED FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! IS MINERVA GOING TO TAP?!

Gavin Kirkland: I mean… I hope not.

CJ Hana: Minerva is crying out and reaching for the ropes! She is really going to have to dig deep right now! Jael is strong and powerful, and she’s keeping that move locked in. Minerva is slowly inching towards the ropes though. Her long limbs are coming in handy right now. She’s literally just a fingertip away from touching the ropes and having the referee force Jael to break the hold!!!! Jael sees how close Minerva is and she tries to pull back a bit! Minerva is using all her strength though! Minerva gets her hand on the ropes!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jael waits until the absolute last second to let go!!!

CJ Hana: Jael is up and is circling Minerva now, waiting to pounce!

Gavin Kirkland: Minerva attempts to pull herself up but she’s on spaghetti legs right now! Jael runs towards her!!! She kicks Minerva in the gut and hoists her up!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!

CJ Hana: EVIL EYE!!! PUMPHANDLE BRAINBUSTER TO THE KNEE!!! JAEL GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE—

Gavin Kirkland: MINERVA KICKS OUT!!!!!

CJ Hana: Jael shakes her head, but calmly gets back to her feet. She brings Minerva with her and nails her with a stiff right hand! Minerva’s head whips back, but she throws a right hand of her own! Jael fires right back with another right! And Minerva pops Jael in the face with an open-handed palm strike! Jael drives her knee into Minerva’s gut and lands an elbow to the back of Minerva’s neck!!! Minerva drops down to her knees an-

Gavin Kirkland: DID MINERVA JUST CUNT PUNCH JAEL?!

CJ Hana: Uhhhh… the referee clearly didn’t see that because I don’t think that’s legal…

Gavin Kirkland: Ehhhh. Lesbians are a waste of a vagina anyway.

CJ Hana: Minerva takes a minute to recover and now the newcomer is back to her feet!!!! Minerva looks over at Jael!!! Minerva goes to the ropes!!! HELL’S BELLS!!!! MINERVA WITH HER VERSION OF A SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT!!!! MINERVA HOOKS THE LEGS!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE—

Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

CJ Hana: JAEL GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!! MINERVA LOOKS A LITTLE FRUSTRATED AND SHE FORCES HERSELF BACK UP!!! SHE GRABS JAEL AND STIFFS HER!!! JAEL’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AND MINERVA GETS JAEL INTO POSITION FOR PARADISE LOST!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KARINA AND CELES COMING OUT?!

CJ Hana: NOT THEM, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE MALI EVANS IS! Remember, Mali and Minerva have unfinished business after their last match!

Gavin Kirkland: OH SHIT!!!! Mali is packing a chair! Jael and Minerva need to look out!

CJ Hana: MALI SLIDES IN AS MINERVA DROPS JAEL AND GOES TO INTERCEPT, BUT MALI DODGES AND CRACKS THE PRINCESS KILLER ACROSS THE FACE WITH THE CHAIR! MALI ISN’T DONE, SHE CRACKS JAEL TOO! THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE, SHE’S CALLING FOR THE BELL!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(The official calls Maria over for a short discussion before the result announcement is made.)

Maria Del Rey: Ladies and Gentlemen, the official of this match has declared a No-Contest due to the interference of Mali Evans!

CJ Hana: Mali had no business out here, this was a competitive match until she came out!

Gavin Kirkland: Well, you know what they say: Revenge is a bitch and so is Mali! She made a statement here tonight, laying out both her rival and one of the Empire tag champions!

(Mali throws down the chair and leaves both women laying in the ring as the camera fades)

(Backstage we see Andrea Valentine standing next to Kathy Kush in the interview area. Despite showing the effects of her battle with Serene Bennett, Andrea gives the camera a bright smile.)

Kathy Kush: At this time I’m joined by the former Specialist champion, Andrea Valentine. Andrea, thank you for joining us tonight!

Andrea Valentine: It’s no problem, Kathy! ‘Former Specialist Champion’, damn that stings. I mean, sure, I feel like I let myself down, and I’m annoyed at that, but it really bothers me that I feel like any time my fans get behind me something happens and I let you all down.

Kathy Kush: It was a hard fought match at King of Elite, and it seems you’re taking it rather hard…

(Andrea cuts her off)

Andrea Valentine: I mean, I’m not wallowing in it. I’m just pissed at myself for it, you know? I’m not taking anything away from Serena, she absolutely brought it and I’m looking forward to running back at some point, but right now I wanna let everyone know: The Heart of Empire hasn’t broken! I’m not going to sulk in a corner because I lost, I didn’t after I lost to Madison in the Mistress of Death match, I rallied and brought home the Specialists title, I may not have held it long, but I was a champion, and no one can take that away from me.

Kathy Kush: Looking forward, what does the future have in store for Andrea Valentine? Are you going to challenge for the Specialist title again?

(Andrea seems to think briefly before answering.)

Andrea Valentine: You know, I saw that the crowd was full of people holding ‘Serena Section’ signs that maybe a week ago would have holding Andrea Valentine signs. Now, I’m not going to be angry because of who the fans want to cheer, but I’m also not going to pretend that doesn’t sting a bit. What I want to do is prove to those people, and to the people who are still behind me, and the people who never like me, that Andrea Valentine isn’t going anywhere. Andrea Valentine isn’t falling into a lull. Andrea Valentine is here to stay, and the Heart of Empire is still beating!

(Kathy nods as she faces the camera.)

Kathy Kush: Thank you very much, Andrea, now let’s hear from our sponsors!

(Commercial for sweet and sour tofu featuring Xander Payne. Eat healthy and get your best body today!)

(Back from commercial in the locker room of the Pride we see Santana Matthews and Constance Blevins talking.)

Santana Matthews: Connie, you’ve got a chance at the New Breed title! Sis, that’s epic!

(Constance smiles at her tag partner.)

Constance Blevins: If it’s His will then I’ll be more than glad to take the title from the Visual Prophet. First thing is first, though I –

(They’re interrupted by Layla Lockhart entering the locker room.)

Layla Lockhart: Hey you two! *She looks at Constance* Connie, are you ready to take that New Breed title and do it with Pride?

(She gives Constance a friendly pat on the shoulder as Constance and Santana give each other uncomfortable looks. Finally Constance speaks up.)

Constance Blevins: Look, Layla, we’ve had a good run as the Pride and all, but…

(Layla gives her a look of concern.)

Layla Lockhart: ‘But’? What are you getting at Connie?

(She looks from Constance, who looks away from Layla, to Santana who is chewing her lower lip. FInally the newest Pride member speaks up.)

Santana Matthews: Look, Layla, the Pride was a great thing, but it lost its way a long time ago. I mean, Connie and I watched your video and you don’t seem like you even believe in it anymore. We just think that maybe it’s time for Pride to…well, we done it with Pride, yeah?

(Santana offers a sympathetic smile to Layla whose mouth is agape in disbelief.)

Layla Lockhart: What?! Did you hear what Remi said?! I mean, Santana I know she’s your sister, but dammit, listen to her!

(Constance puts her hand on Layla’s shoulder.)

Constance Blevins: Like the Book says, Layla, there is a season for everything, and the season for the Pride has passed. We’re *She looks at Santana, who nods.* sorry, Layla, but we need to go our own way.

(Layla looks from Constance to Santana, then shakes her head in anger, grabs her gear bag, and storms out while Constance and Santana look on.)

(“Siren Assassin” — Kristine Elezaj plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a negative reaction to Karina-Ann. Karina-Ann poses on top of the ramp for a moment, before making her way down the ramp. On her way to the ring, she is trash talking to some of the fans booing her.)

Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, representing Fatal Destiny, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she is “The Siren Assassin”, KARRRRRINNNNNAAAAAAA-AAANNNNNNNN!!

Gavin Kirkland: MY, MY! WHAT A BEAUTY! Karina-Ann is a newcomer on Empire, who hasn’t had much victories in her pocket; however, I don’t think she is responsible for her losses! I think that loser partner of hers is holding her back! She is a star in the making! She is the future of the Empire brand and she just needs to trim the fat if she wants to be successful here!

CJ Hana: Karina-Ann is impressive in the ring and she has been put up against some talented women such as The Queen’s Court on a few occasions! This match is going to be as tough as the ones that she has experienced and against the Specialist Champion!

(“Surfin” — Kid Cudi featuring Pharrell Williams replaces “Siren Assassin” as Serena Bennett comes out all flashy and confident. The Specialists Championship is on waist as it glistens underneath the lights. The crowd is giving her a mixed reception. Some of the boos are from those that hated that she beat Andrea Valentine while others are from those that love the way she carries herself.)

Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, from Compton, California, she is the NEW EAW Specialists Champion, SEERRRREEEEENNNNNNAAA BEEENNNEEEETTTTT!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here is that traitor who managed to pull the upset of the century by taking my precious Andrea Valentine’s Specialists Championship at King of Elite! That traitor of FOX should not be rewarded with the titles her! I don’t care if she was supposed to be catering to the minorities of the EAW Universe! #NotMySpecialistsChampion

CJ Hana: But, Serena Bennett managed to make herself one of the fastest rising stars on Empire and probably EAW as a whole with her victory at King of Elite! Some people may think she is cocky, but she believes she is confident and this has made her stand out! She backs it up in the ring and people should respect that!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Karina-Ann and Serena Bennett meet each other in the middle of the ring! Serena has the ugly intimidating look on her face which makes me want to vomit, while the lovely and beautiful Karina-Ann is trying to match that intimidation factor! KARINA-ANN WITH A HUGE SLAP THE THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION’S FACE! SERENA’S CHEEK TURNS TO THE OTHER SIDE, BEFORE SLOWLY TURNING HER HEAD FORWARD AS KARINA-ANN BEGINS TO TRASH TALK! I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IS GOING TO END UP WELL FOR HER — SERENA BENNETT PUSHES KARINA-ANN TO ONE OF THE CORNERS! SERENA BEGINS TO CLUB SOME NASTY FISTS ONTO “THE SIREN ASSASSIN”! SERENA LOOKS LIKE A RABID WOMAN AS SHE HAS NOT STOPPED WITH CLUBBING AWAY WITH THOSE FISTS! CAN THE OFFICIAL BACK HER AWAY FROM KARINA-ANN? SOMEONE HELP HER!

CJ Hana: It looks like you got your wish, Gavin! The official of the match, Marti Solo, manages to separate Serena Bennett from Karina-Ann! Marti is having a word with the Specialists Champion as Serena rolls her eyes and continues her assault on the fellow newcomer! Approaching Karina-Ann again, Serena gets dropkicked to her knees by Karina-Ann! Karina-Ann grabs Serena by her hair and slams her back against the mat! Karina-Ann gets on top of Serena before throwing some stiff punches at Serena! Karina-Ann gets back up to her feet as she places a foot against Serena’s throat! The champion tries to wrap her hands around Karina-Ann’s right ankle, but Karina-Ann does a great job with pressing on Serena’s throat!

Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gavin Kirkland: Let’s go, Karina-Ann! Inflict as much pain as possible! Karina-Ann releases the hold before the five count can occur as she maintains her plan of grounding Serena Bennett! Karina-Ann looks like she is going to go with a submission of her own! KARINA-ANN GETS SERENA BY HER LEG AND LOCKS IN AN INDIAN DEATHLOCK! SERENA IS TRYING TO TWIST HERSELF OUT OF THE MOVE! KARINA-ANN USES HER FOOT TO STOMP ON SERENA’S HEAD A FEW TIMES BEFORE OFFICIALLY LOCKING IN THE INDIAN DEATHLOCK! SERENA FINDS HERSELF STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SHE IS TRYING TO PULL HERSELF CLOSER TO THE ROPES, BUT KARINA-ANN MANAGES TO PULL SERENA BY HER LEG AND PULL HER AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE! YOU CAN SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL LOOK OF AGONY ON THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION’S FACE! THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE ONLY TIMES I WOULD THINK THAT SERENA IS BEAUTIFUL, CJ! JUST THE LOOK OF PAIN AND AGONY ON HER FACE BRINGS A SMILE TO THIS GUY’S FACE!

CJ Hana: It seems like Serena Bennett does not want to stay in that deathlock any longer! She is trying to muster up some strength to claw towards the bottom rope and have Karina-Ann release the hold! Serena is trying to use her nails to drag herself to the bottom rope! The moment that Karina-Ann felt Serena moving, you can see the look of concern in the blonde’s face! With each movement, Serena is getting closer to the ropes and Karina-Ann knows that she needs to find some sort of way to prevent Serena from breaking this hold! Won’t you look at that, Gavin? Karina-Ann manages to pull Serena away from the ropes while doing her best to maintain hold of her! Karina-Ann goes to readjust herself, but Serena finds an opening and twists herself around and kicking Karina-Ann forward as she stumbles against the ropes! No! Karina-Ann manages to catch herself as she renounces from the ropes! Serena finds herself on her knees, but Karina-Ann connects with a sharp superkick as Serena goes down to her back! “The Siren Assassin” goes for the cover on the Specialists Champion!

Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: This official counts too slow as SOMEHOW, Serena Bennett manages to kick out at two! Karina-Ann manages to use her beautiful long legs before getting Serena wrapped in the lotus lock! What a beautiful lotus lock! That is a thing of beauty and I’m not talking about Karina-Ann! Serena Bennett is crying like a baby as it seems like Karina-Ann has applied just the enough amount of pressure to make sure Serena loses some feeling in her arms and shoulder! Serena manages to roll herself on top of Karina-Ann! Karina-Ann’s shoulders are one the mat!

Marti Solo: ONE!

CJ Hana: Karina-Ann knew that Serena Bennett was trying to do! It seemed like the Specialists Champion was trying to outsmart this blonde and get a quick victory there! KARINA-ANN MANAGES TO GET SERENA BACK INTO POSITION FOR THE LOTUS LOCK! YOU CAN SEE THE PAIN ON SERENA’S FACE AS SHE IS TRYING TO BLOCK ANY FEELING OF PAIN AND MUSTER UP ENOUGH ENERGY TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! SERENA IS TRYING TO TURN HERSELF TO HER SIDE AND LOOK FOR A WAY TO COUNTER THIS MOVE! KARINA-ANN IS TRYING TO MAINTAIN THIS LOCK, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE SHE IS LOSING GRIP WITH EACH MOVEMENT SERENA MAKES! SERENA CONTINUES THE TASK OF TRYING TO MOVE HERSELF TO HER SIDE AS SHE QUICKLY CLUTCHES ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! KARINA-ANN HAS NO OTHER CHOICE, BUT TO RELEASE THE HOLD!

Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Gavin Kirkland: Karina-Ann releases the hold, but it seemed like it did enough damage. Serena Bennett tries to shake some feeling back to her arms as Karina-Ann gets back to her feet as well! THE BLONDE RUSHES FORWARD AND GOES FOR THE SPINNING HEEL KICK, BUT SERENA DUCKS DOWN AND COUNTERS WITH A SNAPMARE! KARINA-ANN FINDS HERSELF IN A SEATED POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SHOOT KICK TO THE BACK OF KARINA-ANN’S BACK! SERENA CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK AS THE KICK WAS PAINFUL ENOUGH TO HAVE KARINA-ANN YELP! SERENA BENNETT GOES FOR A THIRD SHOOT KICK AS THAT MAKES KARINA-ANN YELL IN PAIN! SERENA HOPS OVER HER, REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SOMERSAULT CLOTHESLINE ON THE BLONDE! Karina-Ann finds herself on her back and it’s not because of me sadly! Serena has taken control of this match and that makes me a sad man! Serena Bennett is hyping herself up as she is oozing that cocky attitude that isn’t attractive at all! Serena gets Karina-Ann back up to her feet! Serena has hold of Karina-Ann’s right arm before whipping her to the corner! Karina-Ann does the smart thing by staying at the corner, but Serena comes at her running and connects with some double knees to Karina-Ann’s face! Serena bounces back as she lands on her feet! She follows that with a monkey flip on Karina-Ann!

CJ Hana: Serena Bennett seems to be finding her mojo in this match and Karina-Ann should be quite worried! Karina-Ann slowly begins to rise to her feet, but Serena runs and connects with a hurricanrana on Karina-Ann! Karina-Ann goes spinning around! Karina-Ann is in a seated position before Serena follows that up with a dropkick to her opponent’s back! Karina-Ann falls to her side as SERENA BEGINS TO STALK KARINA-ANN TO HER FEET! KARINA-ANN TURNS AROUND AS SERENA BENNETT RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH MOONLIGHT! THE RUNNING NECKBREAKER ON KARINA-ANN! LOOK AT THIS, GAVIN! ANOTHER MOONLIGHT ON KARINA-ANN! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! SERENA WITH FOUR MOONLIGHTS ON KARINA-ANN, WHO IS HOLDING HER NECK IN PAIN! SERENA RACES FOR THE COVER! THIS COULD BE THE END, GAVIN!

Marti Solo: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: YES, KARINA-ANN KICKS OUT! I mean, Karina-Ann is showing a lot of heart in this match! She manages to kick out at two as you can see Serena Bennett getting a little annoyed just like how I am annoyed by just commentating one of her matches! Serena begins to rise back to her feet! She gets Karina-Ann back to her feet soon after. Serena gets Karina-Ann by her right arm and again, whips her to the corner! KARINA-ANN SOMEHOW MANAGES TO CATCH HERSELF, BUT THAT BITCH SERENA BENNETT GOES FOR WITH THE SHITS — THE TWO SHOOT KICKS! SERENA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH THE JUMPING BACK KICK AS KARINA-ANN COLLAPSES TO A SEATED POSITION! COME ON, KARINA-ANN! SERENA KEEPS UP HER MOMENTUM BY GETTING HER FOOT AS SHE BEGINS TO STOMP ON KARINA-ANN’S GUT AT THE CORNER! GIVE THE WOMAN A BREAK, YOU MONSTER! KARINA-ANN DID NOTHING TO DESERVE THIS AT ALL!

Serena Bennett (off-mic to Gavin Kirkland): Up yours!

CJ Hana: HA! Serena Bennett runs before connecting with some double knees to a grounded Karina-Ann at the corner! Serena pulls Karina-Ann by her foot to the middle of the ring! Serena goes for the cover!

Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: HA, YOU BITCH! Karina-Ann kicks out! It’s going to take a whole lot to put away this gorgeous blonde! OH MY GOD, SERENA BENNETT GETS KARINA-ANN IN POSITION FOR TRAP QUEEN! THAT ANACONDA VICE! THIS IS THE SAME MOVE THAT WON HER THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP AT KING OF ELITE! YES! KARINA-ANN USES THOSE LONG LEGS OF HERS TO HER ADVANTAGE AND GETS THEM ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! BREAK THE HOLD, SERENA!

Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, SERENA!

CJ Hana: Gavin, calm down! It’s not good for someone your age to be so angry. Serena Bennett angrily releases the hold on Karina-Ann and pulls her hair as Karina-Ann gets to a vertical base! A HUGE SLAP OUT OF NOWHERE FROM KARINA-ANN! SHE STRIKES SERENA ACROSS THE CHEEK! KARINA-ANN TRIED THIS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH AND IT DIDN’T GO WELL FOR HER! SERENA LOOKS AT THE BLONDE WITH ANGER IN HER EYES AS SHE GOES RIGHT AFTER KARINA-ANN, BUT KARINA-ANN CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK ON SERENA! SERENA GOES DOWN AS SHE IS HOLDING HER NOSE AS KARINA-ANN IS THE ONLY WOMAN STANDING IN THE RING AT THE MOMENT! KARINA-ANN GETS SERENA BENNETT BY HER RIGHT ARM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A JUMPING ARM BREAKER AS THAT TAKES THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION TO THE GROUND ONCE AGAIN! KARINA-ANN RUNS AND DELIVERS A MIDDLE-ROPE MOONSAULT ON SERENA AS SHE IS IN POSITION FOR THE COVER!

Marti Solo: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: WHY WON’T YOU STAY DOWN, SERENA? Give Karina-Ann this win! Karina-Ann is looking at the official with a shocked look on her face. She is trying to clarify that it was a two count instead of the three count, but the official holds two fingers up as Karina-Ann smacks her hands against mat! She rises back to her feet as she gets Serena Bennett back to her feet as well! Karina-Ann gives a loud battlecry before connecting with the beautiful Karina-Crush! That modified reverse leg drop —

CJ Hana: NOT QUITE, GAVIN! SERENA IS ABLE TO TWIST HERSELF OUT OF THE MOVE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A LOVELY SOMERSAULT CLOTHESLINE! KARINA-ANN GOES SPINNING AROUND LIKE A TOP AS SERENA BENNETT QUICKLY LOCKS IN THE TRAP QUEEN! THE TRAP QUEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! JUST LIKE IT WAS SAID IN THIS MATCH, THIS WAS THE ONE MOVE THAT PUT AWAY ANDREA VALENTINE AT KING OF ELITE! KARINA-ANN IS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SHE IS TRYING TO USE THOSE LONG LEGS TO HER ADVANTAGE, BUT PULLING HERSELF TO THAT BOTTOM ROPE, BUT SERENA TIGHTENS HER GRIP ON THAT ARM TRAP TRIANGLE CHOKEHOLD! KARINA-ANN IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF THE MOVE!

Karina-Ann: GET HER THE HELL AWAY FROM ME!

Gavin Kirkland: No! Karina-Ann taps! This match is over!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Surfin” plays once again through the speakers as Serena Bennett continues to apply Trap Queen on Karina-Ann before the official needs to pull Serena away from Karina-Ann. Serena rises back to her feet as she demands the Specialists Championship, which the official quickly gets for her. Serena raises the title up in the air as the official raises her other hand up as well.)

Maria Del Rey: The winner of this match via submission, the EAW Specialists Champion, SERRRREEEEENNNNAAAAA BENNNNEEEEETTTTT!!

CJ Hana: Another victory for Serena Bennett as she manages to stay undefeated in one-on-one matches in EAW!

Gavin Kirkland: Who gives a flying monkey? I’m more worried about Karina-Ann! Is she alright? Does she needs me? I’ll take good care of her!

(Serena Bennett is celebrating in the ring as the official needs to help Karina-Ann back to her feet, but Karina-Ann pushes the official away and stumbles her way through ringside and up the ramp.)

(Commercial for the Amber Keys Locksmithing Service.)

(Back from commercial we open in the office of Stephon Hunte. Hunte dressed to the nines, wearing a three piece suit, complete with gold and ivory cufflinks and tie tack. Seated behind his desk, Stephon looks across steepled fingers to the three older men, and one middle aged woman, who also occupy his office. Delivering his best shark-like grin, Stephon adjusts slightly in the chair before leaning forward.)

Stephon Hunte: Meredith, I’m so glad you came all the way out, truly, I know my promotion is a big deal, but we could have done it over conference call, after all, the reason I’m exposed to this…dreck is so the rest of you won’t be.

(Meredith gives Stephon an exasperated look.)

Meredith: Promotion? Stephon, you really are as deluded as you act. We’re not giving you a promotion, we came here to let you know that the board took a vote on if you needed to be let go.

(Stephon’s grin melts away and he immediately loosens his tie.)

Stephon Hunte: F-fired? Why would you fire me? I’ve done nothing but create buzz and interest in this pathetic brand, and you want to fire me?!

(Meredith holds up a hand, stopping Stephon.)

Meredith: The vote was tied. Apparently you have made some waves in the positive. So instead of firing you, I’m here to let you know you’re on notice. No more bullshit trying to book bikini matches, no more pillow fights, and no more trying to take a brand that we paid two billion, that’s with a ‘B’ Stephon, dollars for before you came along. Your job is to make sure the show stays on the rails, not flies off them. You bring a lot of money in for FOX, and that’s probably the only thing saving you right now. Be edgy, be controversial, but do it without killing the brand.

(Stephon is stunned into silence momentarily. After taking a moment to gather his wits he nods slowly.)

Stephon Hunte: Well, Meredith…thank you for coming out to…enlighten me. You’re absolutely right, I have gotten away from the core values that brought Empire to Fox in the first place.

(Stephon’s grin returns now, more shark-like than before)

Stephon Hunte: I will endeavor to remember that despite it all, no matter what else we do…FOX Cares.

(“Boom Clap” by Charlie XCX begins to play throughout the arena as Layla Lockhart begins her entrance.)

Maria Del Rey: The following contest is a singles match scheduled foooor…

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Maria Del Rey: One fall! Introducing first, from Salem, Oregon, LAAAAAAAAAAYLAAAAA LLLLLLLOCKHAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRT!

CJ Hana: Thoughts on Layla Lockhart, Gavin?

Gavin Kirkland: Who?

CJ Hana: :snoop:

(Layla comes out from the curtain, beaming out at the fans and waving to the cheering crowd as she makes her way down the ramp, hugging and high fiving several of her fans along the way until she makes it to the ringside area where she slides into the ring and smiles with the crowd.)

(“Boom Clap” is replaced by “Walk” by Pantera as Remi Skyfire steps out onto the stage with a confident swagger. After looking across the arena at the crowd, she makes her way down the ramp, unzipping her jacket in the process and removing her mouth guard from an inner pocket.)

Maria Del Rey: And her opponnent…from Somerset, Kentucky, “The Punisher,” RRRRRRREMMMMIIIII SSSSSSKKYYYYYYFFIIIIIIIIRRRRRRREE!

(Remi enters the ring, wiping her feet on the apron before hand, and walks to her corner, removing her jacket to hand to the referee.

Gavin Kirkland: Wait a minute, wait a minute–sorry, I wasn’t paying very close attention–and for good reason, clearly! you mean neither of these girls are blonde? Well, this is hardly worth watching, now, isn’t it, CJ?

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

CJ Hana: Layla Lockhart looking to prove you wrong by charging straight after Remi Skyfire–collar and elbow tie up initiated by Layla! What a way to start this off, slow and methodical–Layla now able to transition the tie-up to a headlock onto Remi Skyfire! She cranks it in, trying to center Remi in the middle of the ring–Remi actually drops to one knee here! But pulls herself right back up–Layla continuing that pressure on the neck of Remi–BUT IT’S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE–Remi lifts her up, Layla up in the air–and Layla is planted onto the mat, Remi dropping her right on the base of her spine! And Layla looks like she’s in pain!

Gavin Kirkland: God, look at her face–I’ve seen that look before. I’ve brought many women to that point of ecstacy before–oop, and we’ve seen this look in the eyes of Remi Skyfire before as well–a running leg drop onto Layla Lockhart! She goes for a cover–

Referee: OOOONE! TWWWOO–

Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by Layla! C’mon, cutie pie! Get off the ground! Or Remi’s going to–yep, exactly. Remi now with repeated knee strikes to the back of Layla Lockhart, doing all that she can to exacerbate the damage to Layla’s lower back!

CJ Hana: Woah! Big words from Gavin Kirkland tonight, ladies and gentlemen! And look at Remi Skyfire go. Knee after knee–oh, I think she’s decided that Layla’s had enough–except–she drops to the ground! Locking in a sleeper hold! Layla with nowhere to go–and Remi doing exactly what she needs to be doing by slowing Layla down as much as she can! The ref drops to her knees–

Gavin Kirkland: Giggity.

CJ Hana: –asking Layla how she feels–

Referee: C’mon, Layla, stay with me, what do you say?!

Remi Skyfire: SHHHHH! Be quiet! She’s trying to sleep!

CJ Hana: And Remi crushing Layla’s airway, making it a point now to wrap her legs around Layla, forcing her to stay put! Layla screaming in pain–now, Remi, releases the hold, begins to smash Layla’s skull into the mat! My god, the ref didn’t like that one! I think she told Remi to be careful of the hair. Remi stands, lifts Layla up, and hits one knee to the midsection for good measure before setting her up–Remi gets behind her, looking for a deadlift German suplex–no! Layla counters! Layla with an elbow to the face of Remi Skyfire! Remi releases the grip around Layla’s waist–Layla with an uppercut! Remi with a straight right hand! And another! Another! More strong strikes to Layla Lockhart!

Gavin Kirkland: And Layla fights back! She’s building a bit of momentum here–punch after punch to Remi Skyfire, setting her back a moment–Remi lands on the ropes–Layla grabs her by the arm, sets her up for an Irish whip–Layla bouncing off the ropes–AND A RUNNING ENZIGURI TO REMI SKYFIRE! Pretty sure I just saw Remi’s eyes roll to the back of her head! Remi’s flat on the mat! Layla sees her chance! She might be able to take this one! What’s this–she turns to the turnbuckle–a smile widens across her face! The crowd egging her on! Will she do it, CJ?!

CJ Hana: LAYLA’S GONNA GO FOR IT! SHE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE! WILL SHE DO IT–YES! SECOND STAR TO THE RIG–NO! NO! REMI COUNTERS! REMI GETS THE KNEES UP! LAYLA MISSES THE CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS! Remi know looking to capitalize–she lifts Layla up, pulls her to the center of the ring–she positions Layla on top of her shoulders–PSYCHO CRUSHER FROM REMI SKYFIRE! That’s gotta be it! She goes for the cover–

Referee: OOOOONE! TWWWWOOO! THRRRRRREEEEEE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Walk” begins to blare throughout the arena speakers as Remi stands to cheers from the crowd, waiting for the referee to raise her hand in victory.)

Maria Del Rey: Here is your winner–REEEMMMI–

Gavin Kirkland: OH! CUT THE MUSIC! REMI SKYFIRE JUST–LAYLA IS HELPLESS ON THE GROUND! AND REMI–WHAT’S GOTTEN INTO HER?! SHE’S BEATING THE LIVING HELL OUT OF LAYLA LOCKHART! Layla’s nose–I think it might be broken! Those hard punches aren’t doing

CJ Hana: Someone get some help out here! Remi, like a rabid dog, is looking to end Layla’s career, right here, right now! Ring the bell! Ring the bell!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: The onslaught continues! There’s no stopping Remi right now! The referee’s in there pleading with Remi to stop the attack–now we have some officials running to ringside, but Remi–ANOTHER PSYCHO CRUSHER TO LAYLA LOCKHART! LAYLA HAS NO IDEA WHERE SHE IS RIGHT NOW!

CJ Hana: Officials are now standing between Remi and Layla–Remi trying all that she can to get through the barricade of referees here–but they manage to hold her back! They force her out of the ring! Gavin, what does this mean?

Gavin Kirkland: Just when I thought this match was gonna be a boring one…Remi Skyfire surprises me once again! Just, please keep her away from me, CJ. Where’s Cleopatra to protect me when I need her? Oh god, here she comes!

(Remi grabs a steel chair from the bell keeper’s corner, the ref’s in the ring still pleading with her to stay back.)

CJ Hana: AND SHE’S STILL NOT FINISHED! Remi slides into the ring with that steel chair–she threatens the refs–and they–they back away! There’s nothing they can do but stand helpless as–OH! SHOT TO THE SKULL OF LAYLA LOCKHART! AND A SHOT TO LAYLA’S BACK! ANOTHER! BACK TO THE HEAD! REMI SKYFIRE IS PLAYING WHACK-A-MOLE WITH LAYLA LOCKHART’S HELPLESS AND DEFENSELESS BODY–this is frightening to watch, Gavin!

Gavin Kirkland: Hold me, CJ!

(After several more chair shots, Remi drops the chair in the center of the ring. She looks down at her work, proud of herself, and exits the ring. “Walk” begins to play again throughout the arena as Remi walks past the announce table, around the ring, back towards the ramp. She raises her hands and smiles before the camera cuts to an unconscious Layla Lockhart in the center of the ring being attended to by referees.)

(Commercial break – featuring a commercial for Killer Karl’s Wonton Soup. You’ll love it, long time!)

(“Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nutz hit to a huge mixed reaction as Sienna Jade steps through the curtain, sporting a brand new “Unfuckwithable” shirt and some jeans as she makes her way down to the ring, the Unified Tag Team championship is visible around her waist, but nothing else.)

CJ Hana: Here comes the woman who overcame a Queen of Death and a Chiraq Savage to capture world championship gold, completing what has been a 7 month long journey back to the top of the mountain. Sienna Jade captured not one but TWO championships last week at King of Elite, but we only see one of them so what could possibly be going on?

(Sienna approaches the ring, as we see the canvas has been covered with a blue carpet as she enters and is handed a mic. The music dies down before she begins speaking.)

Sienna Jade: Three hundred and fifty-five days ago, almost an exact year ago, I stood before you all for the first time ever as I defeated Ms. Extreme to capture the Freeweight Championship. I worked my ass off to become the face of women’s wrestling in this industry, I made the Freeweight division THE division to be in and opened the doors up for so many people to make a name for themselves. I showed that women’s wrestling wasn’t just about one little overprotected cockyed cunt with a bad dye job while everyone else plays catch up. I introduced everyone to the concept of claiming what’s yours, and taking it. I shook this industry up and I was a force to be reckoned with, but somewhere along the way things began to get diluted. I made my way over to this company and was treated like an outsider simply because I wasn’t a part of some asian scissoring clique, or because I came from a company that rendered some of EAW’s brightest darlings over the past few years irrelevant.

Sienna Jade: Before Sienna Jade, Kassidy Heart, and a plethora of other freeweights entered this wasteland and brought life to it, Empire was the D show. Nobody cared about Empire other than people like Eclipse Diemos who used it as an alternative for his nonexistent sex life. The product sucked, there was no talent and no compelling personalities. Just the land of the boring bland edgelords playing second fiddle to a soon to be disloyal whore. I ran her out of REVOLT and then the announcement of my arrival in EAW ran her and the rest of them out of EAW. My presence made people so insecure that time after time they tried to tell me that nothing I did before arriving on this shithole of a brand mattered. They told me that championship I carry meant nothing. As if I wasn’t defending this against the fiercest of competitors. As if I didn’t hold this title so high and proud that I was the only REVOLT champion to actually have a separate match where the legacy of my championship would be merged. As if I wasn’t so great of a champion that it afforded me to headline my first ever Pain for Pride.

(Sienna pauses for a second)

Sienna Jade: Pain for Pride. What a rollercoaster of an event that was for me emotionally, you go from being on top of the world holding two championships at once to two days later seeing everything I worked for being snatched away and placed into the dirty crusty hands of that backstabbing dyke bitch who should have never gotten anywhere close to where she got. But the past is the past and that’s where we’re going to leave that and most importantly that’s where we’re going to leave her, forever. It’s all about moving forward and what’s forward is Sienna Jade as YOUR Unified Women’s World Champion, respect it! So one year and two weeks separate my two solo championship wins, and I’ve learned and grown so much in the past year that time won’t be the only thing separating my two reigns. This go round I won’t let my reign end like it did, this go round I will reign with even more dominance and force than I did before. This go round, I’m coming for blood. If I won Elitist of the Year based on my work in 2018, then you might as well just get my 2019 trophy ready because I’m going to make that run look like child’s play. People have forgotten what exactly Sienna is capable of and King of Elite was just a small little reminder of what I can do when I actually put my mind to it. The same people who tried to define me by a fluke loss here and there will be the same people regretting the day they ever doubted me. I am Sienna “Unfuckwithable” Jade, and 2019 is mine.

(Sienna walks over to the corner and says something to the ringside personnel off mic before continuing to address the crowd)

Sienna Jade: And I know what you’re thinking. “Sienna wai r yew tawkin bout da wuuld title but didnt bwing it?” Well smartasses there’s a reason for that. Sienna never comes empty handed. This is a special occasion and there’s a reason why I had to give you a little history lesson on my journey and what exactly landed me here as the face of this brand. I never forget my humble beginnings despite EAW’s history books trying to rewrite it, I won’t let them. Which brings me to this point. The title I hold is called the UNIFIED Women’s World Championship, emphasis on UNIFIED. That means in order for this championship to be unified it had to be the combination of two championships, yet after Pain for Pride after the unification match nothing changed. My history didn’t get added to the championship, the regular women’s title kept it’s design and its history and everything went on like it did prior to the match. That leads me to ask the question “why is this championship called unified when it’s not really unified?”. Stephanie Matsuda certainly didn’t represent unification of two divisions, if she had it her way my division would have never been a factor here and all of her friends would still be here instead of working at bingo halls in West Bumblefuck, PA. She did everything in her power to undermine my division, stop us from eating before anybody else, but in the end we got the last laugh. I’ll give Maddie props on being the hero we all deserved.. but I would have done that myself had I ever gotten my rematch. Besides, Maddie wasn’t the best representation of “unification” in this division either. Sure she was a freeweight, but the bitch left the moment she realized she’d have to go through me in order to even sniff that title like the coward she always was. Look on the bright side though Maddie, at least you finally faced your fears and got it out of your system. Too bad it came with a cost, thanks for keeping the title warm for me bitch. Now Sienna Jade? Sienna is all about unity and there is no better way of displaying that unity than what I am about to do right now. As you notice I’m not sporting the world championship and that’s for a reason. I refuse to walk around wearing a championship that has been held by the types of filth that has infiltrated the title prior to me capturing it.

(Sienna signals for something to be brought to her. Someone enters the ring and hands her a black velvet bag.)

Sienna Jade: For now on, the championship that I will be holding will not only just represent the Women’s World Championship, but it will also represent the Freeweight Championship that I busted my ass to make matter, and from here on out.. the Unified Women’s World Championship will actually mean something and be more than just a name because not only does it have the holder to bring validity to those claims……

(Sienna finally opens the bag up, removing a newly designed belt as she holds it high in the air, the camera finally gets a good shot at it revealing this: //media.discordapp.net/attachments/430499613850730497/541932749959725057/EAWWomensSiennaJade.png )

Sienna Jade: But it also has the look to back it up. I look forward to holding this championship high and proud, and showing the EAW Universe what they’ve been missing since this belts introduction to the world: a worthy champion. Not just a worthy champion, but an unfuckwithable champion.

(Sienna holds her title high in the air as “Unfuckwithable” picks back up she circles around the ring holding that championship high in the air for everybody to see, going up on each turnbuckle as well.)

CJ Hana: Now that’s a champion that I think I can get behind. Sienna laid it all out there and I’m a believer! I won’t lie and act like I didn’t think Sienna’s best days were behind her but you can just see the fire in her eyes, this is an even better Sienna than the one I saw last Spring! The Empire roster surely has to take notice.

(Final Commercial for the evening featuring the GOAT himself Ahren Fournier. Baaa. Baaa.)

(Empire returns from break and Maria Del Rey is seen standing in the middle of the ring.)

Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(“Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar begins to play throughout Madison Square Garden and the sold out crowd climb to their feet. The longest reigning Vixen’s Champion in history, Cleopatra, emerges from behind the guerilla curtain.)

Gavin Kirkland (clearing his throat): AND THERE SHE IS!!! THE FUTURE MRS. GAVIN KIRKLAND!!!!

Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA… WEIGHING IN AT 151 POUNDS… SHE IS THE ‘QUEEN OF THE NILE’ CLEOPATRA!!!!

CJ Hana: It was a rough night for the Queen’s Court at King of Elite, and tonight Cleopatra looks to bounce back and get a much needed win.

Gavin Kirkland: There’s no doubt in my mind that tonight is going to be Cleo’s night. This woman is truly special and there’s no other like her. Even without tag team or singles gold, Cleo just stands out. She doesn’t need some gold trinket to make her sparkle. :heart_eyes:

CJ Hana: :rolling_eyes:

(Cleopatra saunters past the announce table, not even bothering to acknowledge Gavin’s presence. Gavin gets up out of his seat.)

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO!!!! EXCUSE ME CLEO!!!!

(Cleopatra stops and rolls her eyes.)

Cleopatra (Off Mic): Yes?

(Gavin swallows hard and takes a deep breath.)

Gavin Kirkland: Will you be my date next week for the Valentine’s Day edition of Empire?

Cleopatra (Off Mic): Absolutely.

(Gavin’s heart skips a beat.)

Cleopatra (Off Mic): Not.

(CJ Hana dissolves into laughter. Gavin looks honestly stunned that Cleopatra rejected him. Cleo gets into the ring and after a moment, her music fades away. It’s replaced by “I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies. The crowd greets Tyler Wolfe with a mixed reaction as soon as she steps onto the stage.)

Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA… WEIGHING IN AT 153 POUNDS… SHE IS THE WALKING WEAPON… TYLER WOLFE!!!!

CJ Hana: Tyler looks determined and ready for the challenge Cleopatra is going to present to her tonight. There’s no doubt that Tyler has spent the week in her feelings, given the success her stable mates and partner had back at King of Elite.

Gavin Kirkland: Man… this match is gunna be smoking hot.

CJ Hana: But there’s just something about Tyler Wolfe that I respect. She has a never say die attitude no matter what life throws her way. She always manages to pick up the pieces and go about her business in the best possible way. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Tyler this year. No doubt she’s going to be one of Empire’s fastest rising stars.

(Tyler gets into the ring and gets herself set for the match. The referee in charge of the match finally calls for the bell after a couple of minutes.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: Sweet baby Jesus in a manger. My dick is hard.

CJ Hana: Yikes.

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t wait for Cleopatra to be my Valentine next week.

CJ Hana: She did not agree to that.

Gavin Kirkland: I’ll win her heart.

CJ Hana: Tyler Wolfe and Cleopatra are both in their corners. Both seem to content to just take their time with this match and get it started when they feel ready. These two women women are strong, well trained, and very powerful. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store for one another.

Gavin Kirkland: I hope they go for submissions personally.

CJ Hana: They finally meet in the middle and it’s Cleopatra who is asking Tyler Wolfe for a test of strength. Tyler basically laughs. Cleo extends her hand and Tyler takes it… no! Tyler just kicked Cleo’s hand away, grabbed her by the neck, and is looking for a chokeslam! Cleo grabs at Tyler’s arm… she turns it into an arm drag takedown! Both women return to their feet and meet back in the center of the ring. They’re exchanging wristlocks now, with Tyler getting the advantage. Cleo is able to reverse and she twists Tyler’s wrist at an angle. The Walking Weapon flips herself over, rolls through, and is able to slip behind Cleo!

Gavin Kirkland: She’s got my baby around the waist, but look at Cleo! Look at my girl. She knocks Tyler back with an elbow to the face! Cleo grabs Tyler’s arm again, but of course the former Specialists Champion is able to reverse it. She bends Cleo’s wrist back, but Cleo is able to cartwheel out of this, and once again she gets Tyler down to the mat. Cleo drops down, looking for a front facelock, but Tyler rolls out of the way and gets back to her feet. Cleo is back up as well, and the two women lock up. Tyler powers Cleo back into the corner and goes for a corner clothesline. Cleo ducks, slips between Tyler’s legs… holy fuck.

CJ Hana (rolling her eyes): And Cleo shoves Tyler into the turnbuckles. She grabs Tyler from behind, goes for a roll up, but the Australian rolls all the way through and gets back to her feet. They lock up again and this time Tyler seizes control and whips Cleo into the corner. Tyler follows her and catches Cleo in the chest with a stiff looking kick. She follows it up with a nice looking elbow to Cleo’s face. Cleo stumbles out of the corner, and Tyler hoists her up, lifting her up on her shoulders. Cleo worms her way out and gets back to her feet, and she shoves Tyler forward. Tyler hits the ropes, chest first, and Cleo looks to roll her up. Tyler locks her arms around the ropes, and Cleo rolls backwards, gets back up to her feet, and nails Tyler in the chest with a dropkick as soon as Tyler turns around. Tyler falls back against the ropes, and Cleo pounces! She starts hammering away on Tyler’s chest!

Gavin Kirkland: I feel like this is kind of counterproductive because Tyler is one of our more natural girls on the roster, and there’s a market for that. We don’t necessarily want to do anything to damage that…

CJ Hana: Tyler grabs Cleo by the hair and headbutts her! She tosses the Canadian to the ground and takes a moment to shake off the effects of Cleo’s assault. Cleopatra gets back to her feet right as Tyler charges at her! Cleo manages to catch Tyler in the shoulder with a kick, and Tyler stumbles back into the corner! Cleo charges forward but Tyler moves out of the way! Cleo catches herself on the turnbuckles, looks over her shoulder, and launches herself off for a crossbody! Tyler catches her! She slams Cleo into the mat! Tyler with the cover!

OOONNNEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO POWERS OUT!

CJ Hana: Tyler quickly gets up and pulls Cleo up with her. She sends her into the ropes but Cleo ducks the clothesline! Cleo’s momentum sends her back towards Tyler though and this time Tyler takes her down with a nifty little drop toe hold. Tyler climbs on Cleopatra and begins nailing her in the back of the head with those stiff forearm shots. Cleopatra covers up, but Tyler gets up and jerks Cleo up by the hair. Tyler drags Cleo over to the corner and slams her face off the turnbuckle a few times. Tyler begins kicking Cleo until she’s down in a sitting position. Tyler rushes towards the opposite side of the ring, slips between the ropes, and runs towards Cleo! DROP KICK TO CLEO!!! Tyler lands on the ground and reaches inside.

Gavin Kirkland: She pulls Cleo onto the apron… and I am not a fan of this. Get back inside the ring ladies. That’s where we allow you to be!!!

CJ Hana: Tyler is pulling Cleo up and I think she’s trying to get her into position for ‘(You’re) Broken Bitch!’ Tyler sometimes likes to hit that X-Plex on the hardest part of the ring!

Gavin Kirkland: But look at Cleo! She is fighting back! She just raked Tyler across the face and shoved her back! Tyler comes back towards Cleo… but Cleo gets the foot up!!! Tyler grabs her jaw and Cleo with the chick kick!!! Tyler falls to the floor and that allows Mrs. Kirkland to climb to the top turnbuckle!!!! :lupe:

CJ Hana: Cleo gets set…

Gavin Kirkland: SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!!

CJ Hana: CLEOPATRA WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO TYLER WOLFE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: The referee is up to a count of five, but thank Gawd Cleo is back up to her feet. She gets inside the ring to break up the count and goes back to work. She grabs Tyler and whips her into the barricade, and Tyler hits back first! She slumps to her knees and Cleo runs at her! She catches Tyler in the face with a running knee! Cleo grabs Tyler by the hair and brings them both forward… running bulldog! Tyler Wolfe is down on the ground! Cleo stomps away on Tyler’s lower back before she reaches down and deadlifts the taller Wolfe up!

CJ Hana: GERMAN SUPLEX!!! Cleo with a nice German suplex to Tyler on the outside!!!! Cleo grabs Tyler up and rolls her back inside the ring. Cleo immediately gets Tyler in position for the cover!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOO—

Gavin Kirkland: TYLER KICKS OUT!!! THE B.O.B. ACTION WILL CONTINUE!!!

CJ Hana: B.O.B.?

Gavin Kirkland: ? BLONDE ON BLONDE!!!

CJ Hana: :rolling_eyes:

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO HAS TYLER AND SHE ATTEMPTS TO WHIP HER ACROSS THE RING! TYLER PLANTS HER FEET!!! TYLER LOOKS TO REVERSE!!! CLEO PLANTS HER FEET!!! TYLER GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT CLEO DUCKS AND SLIPS AROUND TYLER AGAIN!!! SHE’S LOOKING FOR ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX BUT TYLER CATCHES HER IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH AN ELBOW!!! CLEO HOLDS ON!!! TYLER WITH ANOTHER ELBOW!! CLEO’S GRIP LOOSENS!! TYLER WITH A THIRD ELBOW AND CLEO HAS TO LET GO COMPLETELY!!! TYLER WHIRLS AROUND!!! SHE NAILS CLEO WITH A HUGE EUROPEAN STYLE UPPERCUT!! CLEO STAGGERS BACK!!! TYLER WITH ANOTHER!!! CLEO FALLS BACK INTO THE CORNER!!! TYLER RUSHES FORWARD!!! KNEE TO THE FACE!!! TYLER GRABS ONTO THE ROPES NOW AND SHE REPEATEDLY DRIVES THAT KNEE INTO CLEO’S MIDSECTION!!! THAT IS NOT OKAY!!! I NEED TO GO HELP MY QUEEN!!!

CJ Hana: SIT YOUR ASS DOWN!!!

Gavin Kirkland: CLEO PLEASE!!!!

CJ Hana: TYLER DRAGS CLEOPATRA TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! SHE SCOOPS CLEO UP AND DRIVES HER RIGHT INTO THE MAT!!! NIGHT OF THE WOLFE!!! TYLER GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: That Michinoku Driver should be illegal.

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE—

CJ Hana: CLEOPATRA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

CJ Hana: TYLER DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME THOUGH!!! TYLER RETURNS TO A VERTICAL POSITION AND PULLS CLEO BACK UP WITH HER!!! TYLER LOOKS TO BE SETTING UP FOR THE BAD BITCH BAPTISM!!! CLEO BLOCKS!!! TYLER TRIES AGAIN TO GET CLEO UP BUT THE LONGEST REIGNING VIXEN’S CHAMPION EVER IS PERSISTENT!!! SHE MANAGES TO BREAK LOOSE FROM TYLER’S GRIP AND SHOVES THE WALKING WEAPON BACK!! CLEO CATCHES TYLER IN THE GUT WITH A BOOT!!! CLEO ATTEMPTS TO GRAB TYLER INTO A SUPLEX!!! TYLER BLOCKS!!! CLEO KICKS TYLER IN THE STOMACH ONCE AGAIN AND FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A STIFF RIGHT HAND!!! CLEO LATCHES ONTO TYLER!!! CLEO WITH THE FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX!!!

Gavin Kirkland: That bridging pin though :whew:

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEE—

CJ Hana: TYLER POWERS OUT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: SONOFABITCH!!!!

CJ Hana: CLEO SCRAMBLES UP AND GRABS TYLER BY THE HAIR! TYLER FIGHTS HER OFF! TYLER LUNGES FORWARD! TYLER WITH ANOTHER EUROPEAN STYLE UPPERCUT!!! CLEO FIRES BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND!!! TYLER WITH AN UPPERCUT! RIGHT HAND FROM CLEO! TYLER WITH A CHOP TO CLEO’S CHEST! CLEO FIRES OFF ONE OF HER OWN! THESE TWO ARE TRADING CHOPS NOW AND BOTH OF THEM ARE HITTING THE OTHER AS HARD AS THEY CAN! TYLER’S FINAL CHOP TAKES CLEO TO THE GROUND AND THE QUEEN OF THE NILE IS CLUTCHING HER CHEST! CLEO CRAWLS TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT TYLER GRABS HER BY THE ANKLE AND PULLS HER BACK!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: Tyler looks for an ankle lock, but the love of my life kicks her back!!! Cleo makes it to the ropes and hoists herself up back up! Tyler comes charging, looking to connect with a boot to the face, but Cleo moves!!! Tyler crashes into the ropes! Cleo grabs Tyler and rolls her up!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

CJ Hana: BUT TYLER ROLLS THROUGH!!! IT’S BARELY A ONE COUNT! TYLER TAKES CONTROL OF CLEO!!! SHE’S PUNCHING HER IN THE STOMACH, FACE, AND HEAD!!! TYLER LIFTS CLEO UP!!!! THERE IT IS!!! (YOU’RE) BROKEN BITCH!!! THAT IS ONE SICK LOOKING X-PLEX!!!! TYLER GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: HELL NO!!! CLEOPATRA WITH THE KICK OUT! THAT WILL NEVER BE THE MOVE THAT TAKES MY BABY OUT!!! COME ON CLEO! GET UP AND FIGHT!!!

CJ Hana: TYLER IS DROPPING THOSE DEVASTATING KNEE STRIKES TO CLEO’S HEAD NOW!!! Tyler is one of the hardest hitters in all of EAW – female or male – and Cleo looks a little groggy now! Tyler picks Cleo up and throws her into the corner! Cleo slumps down into a sitting position and Tyler takes off running! DOUBLE METEORA!!!! TYLER IS BACK UP!!!! SHE GRABS CLEO AND BOUNCES HER HEAD OFF THE TURNBUCKLE!!! TYLER WHIPS CLEO ACROSS THE RING AND THE FORMER VIXEN’S CHAMPION SLAMS INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!! TYLER RUSHES FORWARD AGAIN!!!! RUNNING BACK ELBOW!!!! TYLER GRABS CLEO!!! SHE BRINGS THEM BOTH FORWARD!!! SPIKED DDT!!!! TYLER WITH THE COVER!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEE—

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!! NO!!! THANK GAWD!!! THANK GAWD!!!!

CJ Hana: SOMEHOW CLEOPATRA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! Cleopatra and her resolve never ceases to amaze me! There’s no denying that this woman is a champion and a fighter through and through!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: TYLER IS LIVING THE DREAM RIGHT NOW AND GRABBING CLEO BY THE HAIR!!! SHE’S TRYING TO SET HER UP FOR THE BINGO HALL MASSACRE!!!! CLEO KNOWS THIS MOVE THOUGH! IT’S HER FINISHER TOO!!! CLEO IS ABLE TO DROP DOWN TO HER KNEES BEFORE TYLER COULD GET HER ARMS LOCKED!!!! CLEO CRAWLS THROUGH AND LOOKS TO GET TO THE ROPES!!! TYLER GRABS CLEO AS CLEO TRIES TO PULLS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING!!!! CLEO KICKS TYLER BACK!!! CLEO PULLS HERSELF UP AND TYLER COMES AT HER AGAIN!!! CLEO WITH ANOTHER KICK AND IT SENDS TYLER INTO THE REFEREE!!!

CJ Hana: THE REFEREE FALLS BACK AGAINST THE ROPES AND SHOTS A GLARE AT TYLER!!!

(Cleopatra looks from the referee to Tyler back to the referee.)

Gavin Kirkland: THE REFEREE JUST CALLED FOR THE BELL!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(The referee signals for Maria Del Rey to come forward and after a moment, the official decision is announced.)

Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… YOUR WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION… CLEOPATRA!!!

Tyler Wolfe (Off Mic): ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

CJ Hana: ….

Gavin Kirkland: YES!!!! YES!!!! JUSTICE FOR THE REF!!!

CJ Hana: TYLER WOLFE JUST GRABBED THE REFEREE AND KNOCKED HER OUT COLD!!! SHE HAS HER BACK TURNED TO CLEO AND CLEO IS SNEAKING UP BEHIND HER!!! CLEO IS GRABBING TYLER BUT TYLER WHIRLS AROUND!!! SHE DECKS CLEO WITH A HUGE RIGHT HAND!!! CLEO FIRES BACK WITH ONE OF HER OWN!!! TYLER IS PISSED RIGHT NOW AND CLEOPATRA IS FIRED UP!!! THESE TWO ARE THROWING HANDS AND BEATING THE HELL OUT OF ONE ANOTHER!!! THEIR FIGHT SPILLS OUT OF THE RING AND THEY’RE ON THE GROUND NOW!!! TYLER IS ON TOP OF CLEO AND SHE’S CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF HER!!! CLEO IS STRUGGLING AND SHE’S FINALLY ABLE TO GET HER HAND UP AND RAKE TYLER ACROSS THE FACE!! THE WALKING WEAPON LETS GO!!! CLEOPATRA SPRINGS FORWARD AND SLAMS HER FOREARM INTO TYLER’S FACE!!! SHE’S HAMMERING AWAY ON TYLER NOW!!! THOSE RIGHT HANDS LOOK BRUTAL!!! TYLER REVERSES THOUGH!!! NOW SHE’S FIRING AWAY ON CLEO!!! CLEO NOW!!! IT’S BACK AND FORTH! TYLER GAINS THE ADVANTAGE AGAIN AND SHE GRABS CLEOPATRA BY THE HAIR!!! TYLER DRAGS HER TOWARDS OUR ANNOUNCE BOOTH AND STARTS KNOCKING EVERYTHING ON THE GROUND!!!!

(CJ and Gavin ditch their headsets and get out of the way right as Tyler throws Cleopatra on top of the announce table. Tyler climbs up after her and jerks Cleopatra up. Tyler goes for The Bingo Hall Massacre but once again Cleo is able to evade it!!! Cleopatra drops down and jerks Tyler’s feet out from underneath of her! Cleo mounts Tyler and starts punching her as they’re both on top of the announce table!!! FINALLY EAW security and more referees come rushing down to the ring!! It takes every single one of them to finally separate Tyler Wolfe and Cleopatra. The camera cuts to Tyler’s infuriated face as she’s being dragged away from the ring area. It then switches to a smirking Queen of the Nile, who’s a little more calmer. Cleopatra blows Tyler as kiss as Empire fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by Anna C. Flowers

Most Valuable Elitist #168

More Than A Month: Visual Prophet