(EAW intro plays.)
(“Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nuts play through the speakers as the crowd gives a EXPLOSIVE negative reaction as Sienna Jade walks out with the Women’s World Championship on her shoulder. Sienna has a snobby smirk on her face as she looks at the sea of EAW fans booing the champion.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME, THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION, SIIIIIIIIEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another episode of Empire! I’m Gavin Kirkland–
CJ Hana: And I’m CJ Hana!
Gavin Kirkland: The Women’s World Champion, Sienna Jade is going to begin this episode of Empire addressing some threats that were made to her! I hope that they are nothing serious, CJ! I would hate for Sienna to end up with the same fate as our fallen leader, Stephon Hunte!
CJ Hana: Sienna Jade has one successful title defense underneath her belt! She brought everything to Cleopatra in their match at the Iconic Cup! It makes me wonder if we’ll see Sienna put the title on the line at the Grand Rampage?
(Sienna Jade is already in the ring as she gets a microphone. After she gets her microphone, she stands in the middle of the ring, “Unfuckwithable” dies down as the crowd continues to give Sienna a negative reception. Sienna chuckles at the crowd booing at her. It does not seem to phase her at all.)
Sienna Jade: Wow, I am feeling the love here.
Sienna Jade: Yeah, I could care less. I have bigger matters to attend too. Matters that revolve around MY Women’s World Championship! At the Iconic Cup, I stood toe-to-toe with the so-called “GOAT Vixen”, Cleopatra and just like I said I would do, I won. I took Cleopatra to her limit. That old timer put on the biggest fight she had since her return to EAW, but Sienna Jade managed to knock her down. I would not be shocked if she has trouble getting up at the moment. Someone call LifeAlert for that bitch! But enough with my crude jokes for the time being. As the dust settles with the Iconic Cup, we move on to the Grand Rampage. For the first time, we will have a Women’s Grand Rampage Match!
(The crowd begins to cheer!)
Sienna Jade: Now before you internet slobs get all like “Didn’t we have one last year?”, I am going to clarify that those last two were SPECIALISTS Grand Rampages Matches; but this one will be completely different as twenty women will be throwing each other’s silicon and disgusting asses over the top rope and the winner of the Women’s Grand Rampage, just like the Men’s Grand Rampage will have an opportunity to challenge for the Women’s World Championship at Pain for Pride! It’s a first-time ever thing and I cannot wait to be the woman, who crushes their sweet dreams as I demolish them and retain this championship at Pain for Pride! However, before I can look into the future, I need to focus on right now — Grand Rampage. Not only will twenty women be fighting for a chance to face me at Pain for Pride, I will be expected to put this championship on the line, which is such a shame because I wouldn’t mind keeping my body healthy until Terminus III; however, I am a fighting champion and will take pride on that. If any bitch in the back things that they can take this championship from me, they need to know that they are all going to end up like Cleopatra! Defeated and heartbroken. I’m LA CAMPEONA and there’s not a damn thing that anyone can do about it!
(“Rise” by League of Legends begins to play through the speakers. Raven Roberts comes out with confidence in her face. She has her eyes set on Sienna Jade in the ring, but she seems to be quite calm about it.)
CJ Hana: Raven Roberts and Sienna Jade have been having a back-and-forth on social media within the last week. Through those interactions, we’ve learned that Raven still has her sights on the Women’s World Championship!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts needs to get in the back of the line! She had her shot at Road to Redemption and it was a loss on her part!
CJ Hana: The official stopped Raven from competing over a bogus reason! I think Raven deserves another shot at the Women’s World Championship!
(“Rise” dies down as Raven Roberts has a microphone in her hands before she exchanges a glare at Sienna Jade.)
Raven Roberts: There’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it? Well, you’re looking at the woman, who’s more than willing to do something about it.
Sienna Jade: Aww, that’s cute. You decided to step away from that computer screen and use those long bird legs of yours to climb down that ramp, step into the ring and say all of that to me. But, you need to realize whom you’re talking to. This isn’t some Sian Ryder or Remi Skyfire you’re talking too. This is Sienna “Unfuckwithable” Jade, the Women’s World Champion and she doesn’t like being interrupted.
Raven Roberts: That’s the thing with me, Sienna. I can talk shit on social media or I can say it to your face. I got no problem with either option; however, I haven’t been having the exchange on social media for no reason at all. It’s not because of boredom or it was fun to see you get railed up. It’s because you have something I want and I should have gotten at Road to Redemption – the Women’s World Championship. Ever since Road to Redemption, there has been that thought lingering in the back of my mind. I should be standing here as Women’s World Champion. I should have been the one to end Madison Kaline’s title reign. If things went on the way they were supposed to over some bullshit referee stoppage, I know, you wouldn’t be standing here today as champion because there was no way I would have let someone like you get a chance to take that championship away from me. I mean, I didn’t know “rematches” were a thing on the Empire brand. But, it only seems to be convenient when it is to benefit the girls the boardroom wants to benefit. Women like you or Andrea Valentine.
It’s quite obvious that this brand has been build on to benefit women like you or Kassidy, while my sisters and I have been forced to the side and be treated as afterthoughts. A woman, who brought prestige back to the New Breed Championship tossed to the side? Tossed to the side for someone for a woman, who half-assed everything for the second half of 2018, but somehow gets Female Elitist of the Year. A woman who’s whole shtick is being a champion because she has no other layers to have that make her compelling enough for people to want to see her wrestle. I mean the moment, you lost that Freeweight Championship, you lost some of the charm that made Sienna Jade one of the most anticipated women on the Empire brand. You couldn’t care less about being Empire Tag Team Champion as you had Kassidy Heart constantly carry you in your tag team matches. You don’t even care about being Unified Tag Team Champion as you didn’t bother to bring it out to the ring with you. It shows how much you really care about being Unified Tag Team Champions! Not. Word on the street is that you’re going to be defending that Women’s World Championship in a few weeks. You’re going to need an opponent to make that happen. Might as well be me.
(The crowd cheers in the thought of that!)
Sienna Jade: I’m sowwy, but I didn’t listen to anything that came out of that cock infested mouth. However, I am more than willing to do what I need to do to get you to shut the hell up. If you want to face me at the Grand Rampage, I’ll accept your challenge. But, like I said before: you’re going to end up like women like Cleopatra. Defeated and heartbroken. You don’t win this match and your road to Pain for Pride is going to get unclear because your road is not going to lead you to walking into Atlanta, Georgia as Women’s World Champion. Odds are, your road won’t even lead you to Pain for Pride as well. But for me, Raven? I will remain on my throne as your Women’s World Champion. Respect it.
(“Unfuckwithable” plays again as Sienna Jade takes the Women’s World Championship off her shoulder and raises it high in the air as Raven Roberts looks at the championship and nods. Raven has a grin on her face as she exits the ring as Sienna looks at Raven going up the ramp.)
Gavin Kirkland: Do we have a Women’s World Championship Match at the Grand Rampage?
CJ Hana: I had just gotten the word that the match has been confirmed by General Manager Kendra Shamez. Sienna Jade will be defending the Women’s World Championship against Raven Roberts!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh my goodness, CJ, I think I might faint!
CJ Hana: It might be you who needs LifeAlert at the end of the day, Gavin. And just like that, it’s time for our first commercial break of the evening! Stay tuned for more Empire right after these messages!
(Commercial for LifeAlert featuring The Queen’s Court — “This isn’t even remotely funny, Amber.” “My bad, Cleo, I thought it was an ad for Amber Alerts!”)
(Empire returns from commercial break and opens up to Maria Del Rey in the center of the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Maria Del Rey: One fall!
(“Ten Thousands Fists” by Disturbed plays as the crowd roars with excitement. Out sprints Celes Dumont with her fist taped as she makes her way to the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first…weighing in at 132 pounds…from Boston, Massachusetts…THE TWISTED SISTER OF THE DOMINION…CELLLLLLLESSSSSSS DUUUUUMMMMONNNNNT!!!
CJ Hana: It has been two weeks since The Iconic Cup whe-
Gavin Kirkland: WHERE THE FATAL DESTINY GOT MURDERED BY THE CROWE’S NEST!
CJ Hana: …They didn’t get murdered, they lost a competitive match with Jael and Chelsea Crowe for the EAW Women’s Tag Team titles. Tonight, Celes is solo as she faces Felix Hartley in a show stealing bout tonight on Empire!
Gavin Kirkland: I want to steal Felix’s underwear.
(Celes finds herself in the ring as her music fades out. The lights dim everywhere in the arena except for the entrance, when “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande begins to play and the lights turn a mix of baby pink and red.)
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles,
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble
Lashes and diamonds and ATM machines,
Buy myself all of my favorite things”
(Felix Hartley slowly and temptingly walks out from behind the curtain, dawned in a full length red fur coat as she’s met with a mix of cheers and boo’s. She stands still, her hands fidgeting with the opening of her jacket as she seductively mouths the lyrics to “7 Rings”. She walks down the ramp slowly, one foot in front of the other playing to the camera and ignoring the fans on either side of her. Celes stands in the ring begging for Felix to hurry.)
Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT…hailing from Las Vegas, Neveda…weighing in at 112 pounds…FEEEEEELLLLLLIIIIIXXXXXX HAAAAARRRRRRTLEEEEEYYYY!!
“My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’
Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it
Gavin Kirkland: THERE SHE GOES!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley is quickly becoming a big time player here in EAW since joining. Wins over Layla Lockheart, Minerva, and La Harcon have gotten her more notoriety and chances to showcase her talents for all. She came out at The Iconic Cup following Layla’s loss to her former tag team partner Constance Blevins match and made her intentions known to the world live on FPV. Tonight, she looks to take down Celes Dumont in what will definitely be a barn burner!
(Felix flips her long red locks and twirls around as she approaches the apron. She climbs up the stairs and stands in the middle of the apron, slowly removing her fur. Tossing it aside, she bends down, slowly running her hands up her legs and flips her hair, a grin plastered across her perfectly bronzed face. She climbs into the ring and taunts the fans before hanging over the top rope, giving the fans a clear view down her top before sending a wink and a kiss into the camera.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: All eyes are on this match but I can’t lie! Sass, Class, and Ass has my eyes locked on her! Dye her hair blonde and I’d faint right here, right now!
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont charges Felix as the two lock up in the middle. Celes puts Felix in a headlock but Hartley reverses and irish whips her to the ropes. Celes slides under Hartley’s legs as Felix turns around and eats a forearm strike!
Gavin Kirkland: NOT THE FACE!
CJ Hana: Celes tags Felix with three more forearm strikes before irish whipping her in to the ropes and throws a spinning back fist that is DUCKED by Felix! Hartley keeps running and goes bouncing off the ropes again and floats in the air and CONNECTS with the hesitation dropkick!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes is on her back similarly to how I would like to see Cleopatra on her back as Felix helps her up to her feet by grabbing the back of her neck.
CJ Hana: Felix has been winning some big matches as of late but a win here would be something everybody should take even more notice in. Hartley has Celes on her feet as she goes to scoop her up on her shoulders. Celes fights out of it, landing behind Felix. She wraps her hands around her and goes for the german suplex but Hartley blocks it. Hartley throws reverse elbows until Dumont releases the hold. Hartley looks over her shoulder back at Celes Dumont and MULE KICK! A reverse dropkick to Celes drops her again as Felix goes for the cover!
(Felix rolls to her feet as Celes catches her breath from the kick to the gut that knocked the wind out of her.)
CJ Hana: Felix stomps away at Celes Dumont who tries her best to block the kicks. Celes fights to get to her feet but his grabbed by Felix. Hartley scoops Celes again on her shoulders but Celes elbows her in the jaw! ANOTHER ELBOW TO THE JAW! ONE MORE ELBOW TO THE JAW AS FELIX CANT HOLD ON ANY LONGER! Dumont falls behind Felix and wraps her arms around her waist one more time…
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT THE STRENGTH! DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! Felix doesn’t weigh a lot but she tried to block that German suplex and it failed as Celes is now in control!
CJ Hana: Felix felt the full effects of that suplex as Dumont continues her attack. Dumont has been training her whole life and it shows as she drops a solid elbow on to the upper torso of-
Gavin Kirkland: She just dropped an elbow on her titties! This is outrageous!
CJ Hana: …Celes…you know you could at least try to be a professional!
Gavin Kirkland: But, her titty!
CJ Hana: …
Gavin Kirkland: …
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont is still in control as she gets Felix to her feet. Dumont throws a knife edge chop that the fans can hear from the rafters as Felix is in a bad place. Dumont hurls Felix in to a corner and charges right after her. RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! She nearly takes Felix head off as Hartley falls to the mat. Celes rolls her on her back and goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Hartley gets her foot on to the nearby ropes! The ref stops counting and it looks like this match will continue. Felix isn’t done just yet as Celes drags her by her red locks towards the center of the ring. Dumont helps her to her feet but THROAT PUNCH!
CJ Hana: Out of nowhere, Felix pulls out the throat punch as Celes grabs her neck! The fans boo as Felix isn’t done. CARTWHEEL KICK! She balances on one hand and cracks Celes on the top of her head with that sick kick! Celes drops to her knees as Felix gets back to her feet. She puts Celes Dumont’s head between her legs and helps her to her feet. Hartley has Celes where she wants her. SHE LIFTS HER UP IN THE AIR…CRUCIFIX POWER-BOMB! Celes crashes to the ground!
Gavin Kirkland: FELIX GOES FOR THE COVER!
CJ Hana: Celes kicks out of it! Felix went to cover Celes but she should have hooked her leg because Dumont powers out of the pin attempt using her lower body as leverage. Felix gets up and backs away as she begs for Celes to get rise. Dumont favors her lower back as she gets to her feet but isn’t aware Felix is lurking behind her. As Dumont turns, Felix charges!
Gavin Kirkland: ASS, CLASS, AND SASS!!!
CJ Hana: NO! The tilt-a-whirl head scissors is blocked as Felix miraculously lands on her feet but confused as Celes waits for her to turn back around. Kick to the gut by Celes as Felix bends over!
Gavin Kirkland: ANGELS TOUCH!
CJ Hana: The twist of fate neck-breaker connects as Dumont goes for the cover!
CJ Hana: Felix fights to get her shoulder up as the ref doesn’t reach a third count!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes pulled that out of thin air as our match continues.
CJ Hana: Celes stomps Felix in to the mat as Hartley remains on the ground trying to avoid the beating. Celes watches as Hartley tries to kick her from the floor upward but is privy and catches her opponents heel. Celes clutches Felix whole leg now…SINGLE LEG BOSTON CRAB!
Gavin Kirkland: CELES LOCKS IN THE SUBMISSION! Felix is screaming in pain! The agony is evident as the referee tries to ask Hartley if she can continue! Celes is pull back on that leg with all her might as Hartley begins to drag her self to the ropes! Felix extends her fingers, trying her best to reach the bottom rope!
Celes Dumont: YOU BETTER TAP OUT! TAP!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes is screaming at Felix to give up as Felix inches closer and closer…and…closer…she…
Gavin Kirkland: SHE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE! THANK GOD!
CJ Hana: Felix pulls on the bottom rope as the referee forces Celes to bring the hold. Celes lets go and walks away for a second as Felix continues to hold the bottom rope. Celes walks back over to Felix and grabs her ankle again, attempting to pull her away from the ropes. Felix wont let go, however! Celes pulls more and more as Hartley grabs the middle and bottom rope with both her hands! Dumont finally yanks Felix off as Hartley is swung face first in to the middle of the ring. Hartley rubs her face as she rolls over on to her back! Dumont watches as Felix gets to a seated position…PENELTY KICK! What a strike!
Gavin Kirkland: There she goes attacking this poor, beautiful, chest of Felix! Hartley stays seated as Dumont steps back and throws ANOTHER hellacious penalty kick, this time Felix ends up laying on her back rubbing her chest.
CJ Hana: Celes goes for another single leg Boston crab but NO! Felix kicks Celes right in her shin as Dumont drops to her knees in pain. Felix rolls to her feet and puts Dumont in to position! She grabs Celes by the head and neck and she runs up a nearby turnbuckle…DOGGYSTYLE! THE INCREDIBLE BUL DOG HITS AS FELIX ATTEMPTS A PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: IT JUST ISNT ENOUGH AS DUMONT POWERS OUT OF THE PIN!
CJ Hana: Felix smacks the ring mat before climbing to her feet. Dumont survived the Doggystyle but Felix isn’t done! Felix crouches down in a corner as she waits for Celes to get back to her feet once more…ASS, CLASS, SASS-
Gavin Kirkland: BLOCKED AGAIN! Celes has scouted her opponent and blocks the second attempt at a finisher by Felix! Hartley lands awkwardly this time as Dumont scoops her up on to her shoulders!
CJ Hana: GREETINGS FROM JURON!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!
CJ Hana: CELES GOES FOR HER FINISHER BUT FELIX REVERSES IT! Hartley lands on her feet and charges Dumont once again.
Gavin Kirkland: ASS, CLASS, AND SASS FINALLY CONNECTS! The Tilt-a-whirl Head-scissors sends Celes spiraling to the mat as Dumont dives over her for the cover!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…FELIX HAAAAAARTLEY!
Gavin Kirkland: THERE GOES MY BABY!
(“7 rings” by Ariana Grande plays as Felix gets her arm raised by the referee.)
CJ Hana: Tough break for Celes, who continued to counter each attempt by Felix throughout the match! Sadly, she fell victim to Felix’s finishing move and it was lights out after that! Felix continues to win as Celes rolls out of the ring favoring her neck after that vicious head-scissors take down! Felicity Hartley is looking like a star each and every week and more wins over tough, quality opponents like Celes Dumont and who knows where she will end up!
Gavin Kirkland: I hope she ends up inside my bedroom, that’s where I hope she goes!
CJ Hana: Hey look, there goes Cleo–
(Gavin Kirkland turns head like Scooby Doo looking for his snack as his mouth drips a little.)
(Felix stands in the ring posing sexually as fans boo loudly. Celes smacks the ring apron from the outside as we fade out to commercial.)
(Commercial for CBD infused soaps and lotions featuring Jack Haze.)
(The camera opens back up to Tyler Wolfe in the gym, laying into a punching bag, hands in a pair of boxing gloves. As she throws her fists into the body of the bag, Kendra Shamez enters the frame in one of her signature pant suits. Her heels click as she slowly walks up behind Tyler Wolfe as she exercises.)
Kendra Shamez: Tyler! Just the woman I wanted to see.
Tyler Wolfe: (Rolling her eyes, but not stopping her punches.) Hi, Kendra. What the fuck do you want?
Kendra Shamez: Reel it in for me there, sister. No need for all of that attitude.
Tyler Wolfe: You clearly see I’m in the middle of doing something, don’t you? You’re only here to bother me, aren’t you?
Kendra Shamez: I do see that, but, this can’t wait. And I’m not trying to bother you. I wish it could wait, but there’s something you and I need to…discuss.
(Tyler sighs, lowering her fists and stepping back from the punching bag.)
Tyler Wolfe: Let’s get this over with.
Kendra Shamez: It’s been brought to my attention, Tyler, that there are a few details about your medical history that you’ve been keeping under wraps for some time–don’t look at me like that, I know that you went against doctor’s orders and competed at Bloodletter with a concussion that you were WELL aware of for an extended period of time–we should suspend you for failing to notify EAW of this injury and for refusing to get a second and verified opinion on your ring clearance from a member of our medical staff.
Tyler Wolfe: Are you kidding me?! You’re gonna suspend me over a concussion?! Remi Skyfire is about to compete with a concussion later tonight, how is that any different?
Kendra Shamez: Remi Skyfire still accepted and received medical treatment from one of our approved doctors and trainers, she’s cleared to compete tonight. And at least we were made aware of her condition. There are reasons that these regulations are put into place, Tyler. Who knows what else that concussion could have done to cloud your judgement? How do I know that this concussion has nothing to do with your decision to invade Voltage and the fact that you put another woman in a wheelchair–the chairman’s niece for crying out loud!
Tyler Wolfe: (Tyler scoffs.) Yeah, okay, and that same chairman just took several chairshots to the face a few weeks ago. He’ll be fine. And Veena knew what this industry was all about, did she really expect not to get hit for running her mouth? That’s what happens around here! And look, even after all that, she wasn’t even hurt, goddammit! How is that my problem?!
(Tyler turns her attention back to the punching bag and throws a few more forceful punches. Kendra sighs.)
Kendra Shamez: That’s besides my point, Tyler. Some of your recent actions have my questioning the status of your mental health, and the safety of the rest of the locker room–
Tyler Wolfe: My mental health?! Oh, trust me, I should be the least of your worries when it comes to mental health on Empire. Have you seen some of the bitches running through this place? What the fuck are you on, Kendra?
Kendra Shamez: Would you at least let me finish before you blow up?! And this is exactly what I’m talking about, those are the very same reactions that have led me to make a decision like this one–I’ve never had to do this before, Tyler, but it’s for your own good. And I really believe that it will help.
Tyler Wolfe: What are you talking about–
Kendra Shamez: The board is sending you to anger management, Tyler. Your classes start next week.
(Tyler drops her arms and turns back to Kendra Shamez.)
Tyler Wolfe: WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT–
Kendra Shamez: And you’ll have no choice but to complete those classes. Every last one. This is court mandated, Tyler. You only have yourself to be angry at after getting yourself arrested. And you’ll do every and every assignment they tell you to, you’ll learn all the right practices and techniques to keep your anger in check. Because if you ever pull a stunt like that again, if you ever make Empire look as bad as you did when you behaved as you did on Voltage this past month, if I ever have to see a member of MY roster put in handcuffs again–
(Kendra takes a few steps forward until she stands directly in front of Tyler, only inches away from her nose.)
Kendra Shamez: Forget about the Grand Rampage, Tyler, you’ll never compete in an EAW ring ever again.
(Kendra crosses her arms and walks away from Tyler Wolfe, who stands absolutely stunned. Tyler shakes her head and lets a string of curses out from under her breath before ripping her gloves off and chucking them onto the floor before we fade back to the ring.)
(The camera cuts to Maria Del Ray in the middle of the ring.)
Maria Del Ray: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TAG TEAM MATCH! AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Open Letter” by The Amity Affliction blasts across the arena to a very mixed reaction, Shane Gates makes his way to the stage, bandaged and bruised. Shane moves out of the way as “Open Letter” is replaced by “Inception” and the cheers grow as Jason Mavis comes out, the reluctantly handshake each other and walk to the ring.)
Maria Del Ray: Introducing first, the team of The Natural Born Killer Shane Gates and THE MERCENARY…JASON MAVIS!!!!!!!!!
Gavin: Man first that Visual Prophet dude now these two, they’re not woman and they’re nothing here!
CJ Hana: Agreed, The competitors here at Empire will tear you apart, and I think that’ll be shown tonight.
(“Inception” fades off as “Underground” by GOB hits But is quickly replaced by “Feel Invincible” by Skillet as both Miho Li and Io Ishimori come out excited as ever.)
Maria Del Ray: Next, THE TEAM OF THE WINTER IO ISHIMORI AND THE INVINCIBLE MIHO LI!!!!!!!
CJ Hana: How about now Gavin?
Gavin: Eh. But still these two could kill bears and I’m pretty sure their opponents are not bears, this’ll be easy no doubt about it for the team of Io Ishimori and Miho Li.
(Io Ishimori and Miho Li quickly making their way to the corner anxiously awaiting the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: And this match is underway! The bell rings, and barely a moment sooner Io Ishimori goes on the offensive, a flurry of punches being thrown at Jason Mavis, and a hockey fight has broken out now with Mavis trading punches with Ishimori! Mavis’s tattered-up partner Shane is onlooking from the corner, and now Ishimori backs Mavis into the corner, pinning him up against the turnbuckles and connecting with a headbutt shot to Jason’s midsection! Jason with an agonizing scream of pain after that headbutt shot, and the referee tries to separate the two as Jason grasps onto the rope! Jason shimmy’s his way out of the situation, and now grabs the hand of Ishimori for an Irish whip into the corner! Wow, the force with which Jason threw Ishimori resulted in her falling right on her back after being launched into the turnbuckle like a bazooka!
Gavin: Jason running, dropkick right to the head of Io Ishimori! Tag made to Shane Gates as Mavis goes out onto the apron, Wow, Shane grabbing Io Ishimori forcefully, forearm! Again, again, again! The ref separating both competitors, Shane trying to push away the ref but, Jason Mavis grabbing Io by the face, pulling her out of the ring! Jason looping around going back into the apron as Shane goes outside, penalty kick, no! Io rolls under as it looks like the ref’s finally got his head in the game, the count starts!
CJ Hana: Io getting up as Shane turns around quickly, bicycle knee! Ishimori keeping Shane Gates up, Gates thrown back into the ring as Io goes the opposite way. Tag made to Miho Li, Jason encouraging Shane in the corner as Miho runs to him, spear! Shane knocked to the ground as I think his bandages are flailing everywhere, the visible cuts from Showdown are shown where he was hit by a lightbulb. Miho bringing Shane up ripping the bandages off his face, Miho letting go, clothesline, no! Shane ducks under, pele kick! Miho still standing as Shane pushes her quickly into the corner, tag made! Jason stepping into the ring as Shane let’s go of Miho, Jason Mavis wrapping his arms around Li, he’s bringing her to the center of the ring, back suplex! Miho Li is screaming in pain as she’s reaching out to her corner but obviously to no avail. Jason looking to bring her back up, no! Jason with all his might pushing Miho back down to the canvas, pin by Mavis!
Gavin: Kickout! Jason slamming his fist to the ground looking like in anger.
CJ Hana: Well of course it would be in anger what else.
Gavin: Whatever. Jason rolling out of the ring, he’s grabbing his hair ow. But he should watch out! Miho Li with a suicide dive! Miho grabbing Jason and rolling him into the ring. Miho, knocking down Jason into a drop toe hold, Miho Lock is locked in! What! Shane Gates is distracting the ref, this is sexist!
CJ Hana: Do you even know the definition of sexist?
CJ Hana: Anyways, Miho has already let go of the hold, looks like she’s on the apron, superkick to Shane! Shane falling out onto the mat as Li gets back in the ring, she’s pulling up Jason, no! Roll up!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin: Kickout! But it looks like Mavis was expecting that, tag to Shane! Miho stumbles up and runs towards Shane, clothesline! another one! Miho running towards Shane again, spinebuster, superkick! Kill shot connects as Shane stalks Miho waiting for her to get up.
(Shane lifts up Miho into a pile driver position but let’s go in shock as “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande abruptly plays accompanied by screaming at the commentary desk.)
Gavin: YES YES! IT’S HAPPENING YES YES!
CJ Hana: Yes indeed, but what is Felix Hartley doing out here…
(Felix walks to the apron, she looks around at each competitor in the match leaving every member distracted. She twirls her hair before turning around and walking away.)
CJ Hana: Well that was interesting right?
CJ Hana: Ignoring Gavin’s shock because of the decrease in woman. It looks like Miho Li is getting up slowly, Shane rubbing his eyes after what happened looking to focus his attention back to this match, Roundhouse kick by Miho! Shane stumbling to, wait not his partner’s corner but Miho’s corner, Miho runs to Shane, Shane! Moving out of the corner slowly and throwing Miho to the corner, Miho running up the turnbuckles, kick to the face of Shane Gates! The Bullet Timer connects! Miho leaves Shane standing there perplexed, tag to Io! Io circling around Shane, Shane with a back elbow. Io ducks under, she runs to the opposite corner, but Jason grabbing, or trying to grab Io, Shane, dropkick! Tag to Jason, Jason grabbing Io and pushing her into the corner, Shane returning the favor and grabbing Io, Jason backs up, bicycle kick! What! Io ducks! The bicycle kick connects with Shane! Jason Mavis in absolute shock as he’s distracted momentarily, looks like he’s shrugging it off, CHAOS! Io underhooks Jason and flipping backwards to connect the inverted DDT! Io looks around to the cheers of the crowd before going for the pin, Shane is still knocked to the outside I don’t think I see him moving a muscle!
Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(The bell rings as “Underground” plays and Io Ishimori And Miho Li raise each others hands, the ref checking on both Shane Gates and Jason Mavis on the outside.)
Maria Del Ray: YOUR WINNERS! THE TEAM OF IO ISHIMORI AND MIHO LI!!!!!!!!!!!!
CJ Hana: Well that was a good match right Gavin?
CJ Hana: Whatever, the Showdown team fought well today but in the end it was the home team of Io Ishimori and Miho Li who beat them, but not with a little unplanned interference of Felix Hartley.
CJ Hana: Are you actually going to say something?
(The last scene is of Shane and Jason arguing on the outside, until…)
Gavin Kirkland: Wait a minute! Hold on a minute! Who’s that in the crowd, I don’t recognize him—security?!!!??
CJ Hana: No! I know that face, Gavin, it’s—IT’S JUSTICIAR ERIC!
Gavin Kirkland: Who?
CJ Hana: A MEMBER OF THE SHOWDOWN ROSTER WHO HAS A HISTORY OF SHOWING UP TO PLACES UNINVITED—AND HE’S THE ONE WHO BUSTED SHANE’S FACE UP THE LAST EPISODE OF SHOWDOWN—
Gavin Kirkland: Well, he’s hopped over the barricade, and—HE HAS A STEEL CHAIR??! He goes straight to Shane, who I don’t think sees him—CHAIRSHOT RIGHT TO THE BACK!
CJ Hana: And another! And ANOTHER! Three chair shots send Shane Gates crashing down onto the mat—man, this Eric would fit right in around here, wouldn’t he?!
Gavin Kirkland: Eric throws the chair down, looking quite pleased with himself—and he just leaves?!?
(Justiciar Eric hops over the barricade as the fans in the arena boo him.)
Gavin Kirkland: Welp. Can somebody get this guy some medical attention? We don’t need this many men in the arena, that’s for sure…
(The final shot is of Shane Gates unconscioisnok the floor as Empire fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for Reese’s peanut butter cups featuring Veena Adams and Visual Prophet — “THEY’RE GOOD BECAUSE PEANUT BUTTER!”)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, weighing in at 120 pounds, from Auckland, New Zealand…The Black Heart..CHELLSSEEEEAAAAA CCRRRROOOOOOOWWWWWWWEEE!
(The lights go down as the sound of ‘Born to Die’ by Sidewalks and Skeletons fills the arena. Just as the beat drops, Chelsea Crowe steps out onto the stage, suppressing her laughter at the negative crowd reaction. She saunters down to the ring, taking her sweet time, pausing every so often to mock a select few ‘fans’. She continues to just as slowly make her way into the ring, climbing onto the apron and just waiting there for a moment, laughing at the frustrated fans. After stepping between the ropes with as much languidness as she can afford, her face drops into a more severe expression, and she comes to a halt in the centre of the ring. Going to lean in her corner, Chelsea rests against the ropes as her music fades out.)
Gavin Kirkland: The ‘Dyke of Doom’ looks to put an end once and for all tonight to Constance Blevins! Constance wants to use the Power of Christ, though, so it’s going to be a very interesting contest!
CJ Hana: I can’t believe you…Constance and Chelsea have met in the past and know each other well. It’s going to be interesting to see how both has changed up their approaches here tonight!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, from Baltimore, Maryland weighing at 120 pounds…The Lioness…CONNNSTAAAAANNNNCE BLEEEEVVVIIIIIIIINNNNNSSS!
(Constance bursts through the curtain following the loud sound of the Lioness roar (which leads into the chorus of “Roar”). She raises her arms parallel with her index fingers pointing upward to the heavens. Constance smiles, then blows a kiss upward as well. Then she slaps hands with fans coming down ramp towards the ring. Constance enters into the ring, all business.)
CJ Hana: Constance Blevins wants to prove that she has what it takes to to overcome one of the all time greats on Empire in Chelsea Crowe. They have faced, on and off, all season in various incarnations, be it Nest versus the Pride, or like tonight, in singles competition.
Gavin Kirkland: …You think she’s one of those ‘Anal don’t count’ church girls?
CJ Hana: …
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Constance starts things off with a collar and elbow tie up and tries to over power Chelsea, but Crowe counters and lands an arm drag to Blevins! Chelsea meets Constance with a dropkick to the jaw as the Lioness tries to recover! Staying on top of her opponent, Chelsea whips Constance to the ropes and catches her with a sleeper hold on the rebound!
Gavin Kirkland: Chelsea Crowe is known for keeping her matches at her pace and killing any momentum dead that the opponent may build. A sleeper hold this early won’t end anything, but it does put Constance behind even further when it comes to getting things rolling. Proving my point, Constance has reached the ropes and caused the break, but Constance is drug back to the center of the ring by Chelsea, who delivers a vicious chop across the chest of Constance, see, CJ? If that’s not a justification for enhancing that area of Constance’s body then nothing is!
CJ Hana: See? I knew you couldn’t keep it up! An angry red welt is raising on the chest of Constance now, Chelsea Crowe with a handful of hair and lands a big beal sending Constance across the mat! Blevins struggles to her feet as Chelsea stalks her and lands an armdrag! CONSTANCE ROLLS THROUGH! Blevins lands on her feet and catches Crowe with a headlock takeover! She then transitions to mount position and starts landing forearms, firing the crowd up!
CJ Hana: Constance rolls off and hits the ropes…running knee strike! That caught Chelsea right in the mush! Constance pulls Crowe to her feet and lands a snap suplex. She then hits the ropes and drops a quick leg drop, then again pulls Chelsea to her feet and slips behind landing a German Suplex, she holds the bridge for the pin!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
CJ Hana: Kick out from Chelsea, and Constance wastes little time, locking in a rear chin lock! She’s taken a lot of the wind out of Chelsea’s sails, and has set up the momentum in her favor! Chelsea reaches the ropes, causing a break, btu Constance, again, is not giving Chelsea a chance to recover, and hits the ropes, but this time Chelsea was ready, she quickly transitions and trips Constance to the mat! She then rises to the mat and, anticipating Constance attempting a double leg takedown, sprawls, locking in a headlock. Crowe pulls Constance back to her feet and whips Constance to the corner…THE HAKA…NO! Constance moved out of the way of the running double knee! It looked like Chelsea was looking to end things early, and it may have backfired on her!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance pulls Chelsea to her feet and pushes her back into the corner, she’s looking to set Chelsea up here…big superplex from Constance, both women are down, but Chelsea looks to have taken the worst of the fall! Constance pulls Chelsea up again and whips her to the corner…NO! CROWE REVERSES IT WITH THE TORNADO SMALL PACKAGE!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREEEEEEE-
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout at the last moment from Constance, and Chelsea tries to lock in a headlock, but Blevins slips it! She hits the ropes as Chelsea recovers…SPEAR! Chelsea was nearly cut in half!
CJ Hana: Constance is looking to end things early now…CTO! Constance locks in that Gogoplata! Chelsea cannot escape, she’s dead center of the ring and is frantic to find an escape! She’s starting to fade out though!
(A commotion from the crowd rises as Jael runs down the ramp.)
CJ Hana: What is Jael doing here?! Chelsea is fading fast, the referee is going to have to call this! WAIT! Jael slides in the ring and is attacking Constance!
(The referee motions for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Constance Blevins will end up with a victory over Chelsea Crowe, but it’s probably not how she wanted as Jael lays the boots to Constance, who is doing her best to defend herself. With the CTO released Chelsea is starting to recover, but Jael is on fire right now!
Jael (off-mic): Fuck Empire, and fuck you!
Gavin Kirkland: Jael delivers one hell of a slap to Constance, knocking the taste out of her mouth! Jael follows this up with a vicious knee to the jaw! Constance is down and stunned!
CJ Hana: Chelsea is standing again and directs Jael to life the Lioness…THE UNHOLY UNION! They have left Constance flattened from the assault of the Crowe’s Nest! Ladies and Gentlemen, the Crowe’s Nest has been relentless lately, but Jael may well have saved Chelsea because she was fading fast in the CTO! The Empire tag champions seem to hate the very show they represent, and tonight is just another example of that attitude!
(Commercial plays for Magnum Opus Condoms, made with a blend of silicon and goat skin. The best protection possible!)
(The camera backstage opens up to the backstage area where we find Kathy Kush standing in front of the familiar Empire backdrop and a microphone in hand. She smiles wide as she prepares to welcome her next guest for an interview.)
Kathy Kush: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome–Harlow Reichert!
(The crowd bursts into cheers are Harlow steps into the frame, hands on her hips. Her bright red hair is thrown up into a ponytail.)
Kathy Kush: Harlow, after your victory against Io Ishimori just before the Iconic Cup, the EAW Universe has been at the edge of their seats wondering–when will we get the chance to see Harlow Reichert again in the ring? Has Ms. “No Fucks Given” finally thrown in the towel?
Harlow Reichert: What? Never, Kathy! After a win like the one I had against Io a few weeks ago, it’d be silly for me to kill off this momentum. A win is a win, no matter how small. And I’m looking for my next big match, another big moment, a chance for me to shine. Sure, I was gutted that I came up short and didn’t win a New Breed contendership–but I’ve learned in the past few weeks how important it is for me to stop living in the past. More opportunities will come to those who deserve it, right? I’m going to be one of the best this business has to offer, I promise you that. And I’m genuinely looking forward to my next opportunity to make a difference on the Empire brand, and what better way to do so than the Grand Rampage?!
(The crowd cheers as Harlow says “Grand Rampage.”)
Kathy Kush: That sounds like you’re announcing yourself as a participant, Harlow! Am I right about that?
Harlow Reichert: Absolutely, Kathy. Let’s make it official! I’m going to be in the 2019 Women’s Grand Rampage! I don’t want to ever sit out another supershow or free-per-view again. Go big or go home–that’s what you Americans say, isn’t it?
Kathy Kush: Woah! Are you sure you’re ready for a match like that, Harlow!? Do you really think you can find it in yourself to truly give a fuck about something as big as the Grand Rampage?
(Harlow shoots Kathy a vile glare as she brings the microphone back up to Harlow’s mouth. She slowly shakes her head and sighs, a small smile growing across her mouth.)
Harlow Reichert: Fine. I get it. Maybe I deserved that. I’m well aware of how my stance came across to some of you initially, and how silly it was for me to treat the business that way. I didn’t start off on the best foot here and that’s well documented. My record is dismal and my attitude was atrocious. I didn’t want to be here and I couldn’t wrap my head around why people were so cutthroat and ragey. Slowly but surely, I have found my footing and I have proper guidance now that is going to bring me to that next level. I’m doing everything I can to make myself successful. I’m putting in the work and I AM giving a fuck. Make no mistake of it again. You’re gonna learn not to doubt me, and that I am everything that I say I am and more.
(The sound of slow and very obviously sarcastic applause disrupts Harlow’s interview, as Celes Dumont steps into the frame, snarling as she claps. Harlow redirects her attention from Kathy to Celes.)
Celes Dumont: Very cute, Harlow. Very, very cute.
Harlow Reichert: Hi, how can I help you?
Celes Dumont: Well, you can start by shutting your mouth. Nobody gives a damn about your oh-so-touching little sob story, about how badly you want to be a gOoD pRo WrEsTLer. Leave the hard work to the real athletes, the real hard workers in this locker room. You and your joke of a career aren’t meant to get any further than you’ve already have.
Harlow Reichert: Strong words for someone who just lost to a woman who you so proudly claimed wasn’t even a real wrestler. A real shame, Celes, for someone who dedicates so much of themselves to “destroying” little red-head divas. Maybe next time you’ll get the chance to show her what a REAL wrestler does in that ring, hm? Try again and you might just have some better luck.
Celes Dumont: Not a bad idea for a deluded whore. How about I try my luck again against you, Harlow? Think that’ll do me any good?
Harlow Reichert: I guess we’ll have to find out and see, won’t we?
Celes Dumont: Let’s dance, bitch. I’m free next week, you feel like showing up this time?
Harlow Reichert: When don’t I show up, Celes? I’m good to go. And I’m definitely going to do whatever I can to make sure I can translate clearly what it is I do in that ring. I’ll even let you pick a stipulation if you wanna.
Celes Dumont: Good. I’m certainly looking forward to putting you through every single inch of pain and making you work–let’s make it a no-DQ. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two.
(Celes glares at Harlow momentarily, then turns her attention to Kathy, who looks stunned as she nibbles on her fingernails. She smirks and gives one last up and down glance at Harlow before turning her back and walking away as we fade to the ring.)
(“Fuel” by Metallica plays as Remi Skyfire walks onto the stage to massive boos throughout the arena. She appears with a confident swagger while unzipping her jacket and looking across the crowd.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Ladies and gentlemen, this match is a Submissions Count Anywhere and it’s for the E-A-W SPECIALISTS CHAAAMMMPIIIOONNSSHIPPPP!!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, the challenger, from Somerset, Kentucky, weighing in at 150 POOUNNDSSS… RRRRRRRRREMMMIIIII SSSSSSSKKKKYYYYFFFIIIIRREEEEE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Despite the fact that I find both of these women to be hideous in more ways than one, this should be an exciting bout! I actually don’t remember the last time we’ve had a match like this, but Remi is looking pretty eager to reclaim the Specialist gold here tonight. I sure as hell hope she does and gets that belt as far away from Serena Bennett as possible.
CJ Hana: Indeed, Gavin. In fact, she was super confident last week despite her injuries when accepting this challenge. There’s just no quit in Remi, she will fight with every tooth and nail if she has to. Our champion definitely has some work to do tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: And not to mention, as far as I know, Remi has never been submitted or tapped out at any point in her career. Hah! I bet I could change that…
CJ Hana: It would definitely be shocking if we were to see that happen tonight.
(“Surfin’ (ft. Pharrell Williams)” by Kid Cudi hits as Serena comes out to the stage, smiling while the Specialists Championship belt shines around her waist. The crowd explodes in cheers before she skips down the ramp, slapping the fans hands along the way.)
Maria Del Rey: And introducing her opponent, from Compton, California, weighing in at 114 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONNNNNN….SERRRRRREEEEENNNNAAAA BEENNNNEEEETTTTTT!!!!
CJ Hana: There she goes, Gavin. Like her or not, she is our champion, and stronger than ever after defeating Andrea Valentine once again to retain her championship at the Iconic Cup! I don’t think anyone can stop this woman’s hot streak but if I could take anyone, it would definitely be someone as tough as Remi Skyfire.
Gavin Kirkland: LOSER! Serena offered this challenge to prove she’s the best and it didn’t take her long to accept the consequences in front of her. I doubt she’ll make someone like Remi Skyfire tap out but this will still be one hell of a fight to catch!
CJ Hana: Well the bell is about to ring again as Serena Bennett locks her eyes with Remi Skyfire, who smiles back at her, signaling for that belt, which Serena unhooks from her waist and gives to the referee.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: We’re underway! These two ladies continue to lock horns as Serena Bennett seems to be going off at Remi, who just stands there and smiles in her face. Tensions are getting pretty deep here as Remi offers a handshake for Serena!
CJ Hana: Bold move there… Remi doesn’t feel fazed by Serena’s loudmouth outbursts and offers a handshake?! Seems fishy to me… Serena just looks down at Remi’s hand then slaps it away, leaving Remi appalled! BUT WAIT A SECOND, REMI TURNS BACK AROUND AND SHE’S NOT SMILING ANYMORE!
Gavin Kirkland: REMI WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT KNOCKS OUR SPECIALIST CHAMPION ONTO THE CANVAS! WOW! WHAT A LOUD SMACK!
CJ Hana: And now Remi grabs Serena by the leg while she’s laying on the mat and she’s going for the single leg crab!!! SHE HAS IT LOCKED IN! THIS MATCH COULD BE OVER EARLY! Serena Bennett is screaming in pai–NO! SERENA IS ABLE TO LIFT HERSELF UP WITH BOTH HANDS AND SHE ROLLS REMI OUT OF THE RING CRASHING ONTO THE FLOOR!
Gavin Kirkland: What a move by the champ! But damage may already have been done to that leg of Serena as she holds onto it, making sure nothing’s broken while Remi is getting back up! BUT HERE COMES SERENA! SHE BOUNCES OFF THE NEAREST ROPES AND JUMPS ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! SUICIDE DIVE!! SHE LANDS RIGHT ON TOP OF REMI!
CJ Hana: That dive was just perfect! Serena is back on top of this match as she grabs Remi by the hair and throws her into the barricade! And remember folks, this is a submissions anywhere match, so everything is completely legal! Serena is sizing the fallen Remi up as she sits on the barricade… SHE CHARGES AT REMI BUT REMI MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!! SERENA GOES FLYING OVER THE BARRICADE AND INTO THE FANS!
Gavin Kirkland: Those fans in the front row are getting a chance to see this action even closer now because Remi goes right over the barricade and kicks Serena right onto her side! Serena just jumps after that hard kick while Remi taunts her to get up and fight back!
Remi: Get up, bitch!
CJ Hana: Remi grabs a load of hair of Serena and slams her onto a chair near them by the fans rowdy fans that are standing. Remi is getting the best of our champion, I must say. And now Remi with a punch to the jaw of Serena that knocks her back onto the floor!
Gavin Kirkland: AND LOOK NOW! REMI GRABS ONE OF THE FAN’S SIGN THAT SAYS “SERENA BENNETT 4 LIFE” AND RIPS THE SIGN THEN THROWS IT OVER SERENA’S BACK! HARSH MOVE DESTROYING THAT FANS SIGN LIKE THAT!
CJ Hana: No wonder why these people don’t like Remi! She just doesn’t give a fuck while that poor fan is talking smack to Remi in her ear. Remi looks back at the fan with a response but she needs to watch out because Serena is slowly getting back onto her feet! BUT WHAM! SWITCH KICK KNOCKS SERENA BACK DOWN! AND NOW REMI BEGINS WORKING ON THAT LEG AGAIN! SHE’S TRYING TO ISOLATE THAT LEG AND CAUSE FURTHER DAMAGE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Remi is stomping away on that left leg of Serena! She doesn’t want her to walk anymore after tonight! AND NOW REMI WITH THE BOSTON CRAB ON SERENA! AND SHE HAS THAT SUBMISSION MOVE LOCKED IN TIGHTLY!
CJ Hana: Serena has nowhere to go, Gavin! She can’t even break the hold because they’re outside of the ring! You can see it on Serena’s face too, she is in a lot of pain as she tries to grab onto the barricade! BUT THAT’S NOT GOING TO HELP!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena needs to find a way out or we could be having a new champion in just a few seconds! Serena looks like she’s about to lose it! HER HANDS ARE ABOUT TO HIT–WAIT SERENA GRABS ONTO ONE OF THE FANS BY THE SHIRT AS SHE TWISTS REMI OVER INTO THE BARRICADE!
CJ Hana: Smart thinking by Serena with using a fan to help her as she gains her attention back at Remi! BUT REMI WITH ANOTHER RUNNING ELB–NO!! SERENA QUICKLY GRABS ONE OF THE FANS SODA AND SPLASHES IT INTO REMI’S FACE CAUSING HER TO STOP! WOW, IS THIS LEGAL?!
Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW SERENA WITH A DRAGON WHIP AS REMI TURNS BACK AROUND AND IT KNOCKS REMI BACK OVER THE BARRICADE! That was a great escape by Serena, who was able to find a way to avoid ultimate submission! I guess she is our champion for a reason after all! No one can deny the smarts and talent that she possesses as she climbs over the barricade then pushes Remi into the ring post, face first! Ouch! Remi’s face collides with that ring post and I think that may have busted her open!
CJ Hana: It did, Gavin! Remi is busted open and bleeding after her face smashes into that ring post and now Serena has the advantage! She grabs Remi agai–WHAT THE HELL?! REMI IS FIGHTING BACK AFTER HER FACE IS SMASHED! REMI WITH SO MUCH FIGHT IN HER AS SHE SMACKS SERENA WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS BUT SERENA CATCHES ONE OF REMI’S ARMS AND LOCKS HER IN FOR THE CROSSFACE!!! THE CROSSFACE IS APPLIED!!! REMI IS IN TROUBLE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Impossible! I don’t think Remi will tap here… She has never tapped before! There’s no way!!! BUT SERENA HAS THAT MOVE LOCKED IN VERY TIGHT AND REMI IS TRYING TO CRAWL AND GRAB THE RING’S APRON! REMI IS STRUGGLING AND LOSING A LOT OF BLOOD IN THE PROCESS! I THINK THIS ONE IS OVER!
Serena: Oh, what was that?! Who’s the bitch now?! BITCH! GIVE UP!
CJ Hana: I think Remi heard her! Remi is about to tap out! Her hand is in the air, ready to hit the floor–BUT WAIT A SECOND!! REMI PULLS HER HAND IN SERENA’S FACE AS SHE POKES HER IN THE EYES! SERENA BREAKS THE SUBMISSION AS REMI SAVES HERSELF FROM DEFEAT! THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL RIGHT THERE BOY! WHEW!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena doesn’t look too happy as she looks back at the bloodied Remi and charges right after her but Remi trips Serena, causing her face to smack down into the ring steps! And now blood is around the mouth of Serena! I think that caused for a busted lip! Remi getting payback from being cut open on her forehead by that ring post eariler! Serena is now trying to fix herself yet again while Remi goes tackles the leg of Serena, causing her to fall back down on the floor!
CJ Hana: Remi is a determined woman here tonight! I told you, Gavin… This match belongs to Remi! SHE IS GOING ALL OUT TO BECOME THE TWO-TIME SPECIALIST CHAMPION! SHE GRABS SERENA AGAIN AND THIS TIME GOES FOR THE SHARPSHOOTER!!!! BUT NO!! SERENA QUICKLY FIGHTS OUT OF IT AND PUSHES REMI WITH HER FOOT AS SHE COLLIDES INTO THE REFEREE!! THE REFEREE IS OUT COLD!!
Gavin Kirkland: Remi looks down at the referee then turns her attention back onto Serena as she goes for a running bulldog!! BUT REMI IS ABLE TO PUSH SERENA ONTO THE FLOOR!! SERENA CRASHES AGAIN! AND REMI IS QUICKLY BACK ON TOP OF SERENA!!! SHE HAS SERENA IN THE SHARPSHOOTER AGAIN!!! SERENA IS HURTING RIGHT NOW!!! IT’S OVERR!!! WILL SHE TAP?!?!
CJ Hana: BUT GAVIN!! THE REFEREE IS DOWN!!! REMI DOESN’T SEEM TO REALIZE THAT EVEN IF SERENA WERE TO TAP RIGHT HERE, IT’D BE NO USE! BUT I THINK SHE MIGHT BE–AND REMI LETS GO OF THE HOLD!! THIS CROWD IS GOING NUTS!! NOW REMI IS SIGNALING FOR THE WORST! SHE GOES OVER BY THE TIMEKEEPER AND GRABS A STEEL CHAIR! THEY DON’T CALL HER “THE PUNISHER” FOR NOTHING!
Gavin Kirkland: REMI IS ABOUT TO TAKE SEREN–NO! REMI PLACES SERENA’S LEG BETWEEN THAT STEEL CHAIR! SHE’S ABOUT TO SNAP SERENA’S LEG IN HALF, CJ! Remi climbs the ring apron with blood still dripping from her head as she flies off onto Serena’s le–WAIT!! SERENA IS ABLE TO LIFT HERSELF UP AND MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!! BUT REMI LANDS ON HER FEET!!
CJ Hana: REMI IS GOING FOR THE GTS!!! PSYCHO CRUSHER!!! SHE PICKS UP SERENA ONTO HER SHOULDERS–BUT SERENA WITH A COUNTER!! SHE HITS THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN!!! Remi lands back onto the floor while Serena is using the ring to lift herself back up! And now Serena grabs a hold onto Remi and throws her back inside the ring, meanwhile the referee has finally regained his consciousness! SERENA WHIPS REMI INTO THE NEAREST TURNBUCKLE AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT NO!! REMI COUNTERS HER!! SERENA CATCHES AN ELBOW TO THE FACE!!! AND NOW LOOK!! REMI GRABS SERENA UP TOWARDS THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND APPLIES ANOTHER SUBMISSION HOLD!!!
Gavin Kirkland: “PUNISH-HER”!!!! THE DRAGON SLEEPER FROM THE TOP ROPE IS APPLIED AND THIS IS ALL BUT OVER!!! SERENA IS ABOUT TO TAP OUT HERE!!! SHE HAS NO CHOICE!!! IT’S OVER!!!
CJ Hana: REMI IS PULLING THE NECK OF SERENA WITH THAT FINISHING MO–NO!!! SERENA FLIPS OVER REMI’S HEAD!! WHAT ATHLETICISM BY SERENA!!! AND SHE LANDS ON HER FEET!! SERENA NOW CHARGING BACK AT REMI BUT REMI GRABS HER AGAIN FOR THE GTS!! PSYCHO CRUSHER AGAIN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SERENA COUNTERS AGAIN!!! SHE TURNS HERSELF AROUND AND NOW SHE HAS THE TRAP QUEEN!!! TRAP QUEENNNNN!!!! SHE HAS THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE HOLD TIGHT ON REMI AS SHE DROPS ONTO THE MAT!!! WHAT A COUNTER BY SERENA!!! AND REMI WITH NOWHERE TO GO!
CJ Hana: DOES REMI HAVE ENOUGH TO ESCAPE THIS HOLD?!!! SERENA ISN’T LETTING UP?! WILL REMI FINALLY TAP FOR ONCE IN HER CAREER?!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!!! SHE SOMEHOW DOES IT!!! REMI TAPS!!! REMI TAPS OUT!!! SERENA RETAINS!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Here’s your winnner AND STILL THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION…. SERRRRRRENNAAAA BEEEEENNNNEEEEETTTTTT!!!!
(The crowd erupts in cheers as Serena releases the triangle choke and quickly wipes her bloodied mouth while the referee rewards her with the Specialists belt.)
CJ Hana: I can’t believe it, Gavin! Serena was able to make Remi tap out to the Trap Queen! She was able to make history here tonight because Remi has never been in this position ever before!
Gavin Kirkland: Well, I guess we’re both in shock, CJ. I thought it would never happen but Serena proved yet again that she is the rightful champion. But you got to give Remi some credit. She fought hard like she always does. I just don’t know who will ever stop Serena’s incredible win streak. There’s only a short list of people who she has yet beaten!
(Serena Bennett rolls then kicks the unconscious Remi Skyfire out of the ring as she celebrates with the Specialist Championship inside the middle of the ring. She plants a quick kiss on her belt, talking more smack to the camera as she raises her hand in the air, until…)
(“We Appreciate Power” by Grimes hits, and the crowd goes absolutely nutty in anticipation of the arrival their favorite Ava. Serena turns her head suddenly to the stage, and out comes the two time Specialists Champion. The crowd explodes once again as Consuela looks around her with a smirk.)
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! CJ, I NEED THAT LIFEALERT AND I NEED IT NOW!
CJ Hana: IT’S CONSUELA! CONSUELA ROSE AVA! GAVIN, IT’S BEEN ALMOST THREE MONTHS SINCE WE’VE SEEN CONSUELA ON EAW TELEVISION–WHAT IS SHE DOING OUT HERE?!
(Consuela stands at the top of the stage, basking in the reception she’s receiving from the crowd in attendance here tonight. She begins to walk down the ramp, pointing at Serena and motioning for a belt around her waist.)
Gavin Kirkland: I think it’s clear, CJ! Consuela has had her fill working at the Poon Palace and is looking for another opportunity for Serena’s title!
CJ Hana: Imagine that–Consuela Rose Ava to be the first woman to become a three-time Specialists Champion!
(Serena lowers her championship and throws it over her shoulder, the crowd still showing no signs of calming down anytime soon as “We Appreciate Power” continues to play. Consuela finally enters the ring, brushing past Serena to pose on top of a turnbuckle corner before jumping down to grab a microphone.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your victory tonight, Serena. And also be the one to warn you that you better prepare yourself to give that belt a long kiss goodbye.
(The crowd riles up again, bursting into cheers at Consuela’s suggestion.)
Consuela Rose Ava: There is absolutely no way that I am going to waste another week–no, waste another moment–sitting back and watching you parade around this fucking ring like you’re the best thing since sliced bread. I have watched so many women murder the prestige that came along with being called Specialists Champion–and you’re no better, Serena–after all I’ve done to try and make that belt mean something.
(For the words “that belt,” Consuela forcefully shoves her pointer finger onto the belt Serena wears over her shoulder, forcing Serena to stumble back a little. The crowd “oohs,” and Serena rolls her eyes and smirks, readjusting her stance and glaring at Consuela.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I’ve spent enough of my career being passed over for shiny new giant egos like yourself, and I have just about suffered through enough of watching the verbal garbage spew out of your overconfident little mouth the past few months. I think it’s about time someone brought you back down to earth, Serena. But I was wondering–how about that open challenge? Does the offer still stand? You took on Remi Skyfire no problem, how about a woman who’s even more determined than she was to take back the spot that was ripped from underneath her, time and time again?
(Consuela lowers the microphone and shrugs, turning to the crowd who cheers her on. Serena, observing the crowd’s reaction, nods her head and holds her title high in the air again. She bumps chests with Consuela, standing firm and standing tall as she non-verbally accepts Consuela’s challenge. “Surfin’” begins to play throughout the arena one more time as the champion and her challenger stand at the center of the ring, speaking words the microphone is unable to pick up, and our scene transitions elsewhere.)
(The camera cuts to the backstage area where Constance Blevins is found seated near the trainer’s area, massaging a kink in her neck. Kathy Kush rushes over with a microphone.)
Kathy Kush: Constance, I’m here to ask you—
(Constance, clearly irritated, puts her hand over Kathy’s microphone and shoves it away from her face. Kathy walks away, defeatedly.)
(Constance folds her hands in prayer and shuts her eyes, elbows resting on her thighs as she leans forward and beginning to pray. Only a few moments after is the trainer’s area bombarded by Jael and Chelsea Crowe. The titleless Empire Tag Team Champions laugh to themselves as they watch onward at Constance.
Chelsea Crowe: Take a look, Jael, she’s praying!
Jael: We don’t want to disturb her, do we? We better be quiet.
Chelsea Crowe: Oh, of course not, that would be rude…but that doesn’t mean we can’t watch.
Jael: What do you think she’s praying for?
Chelsea Crowe: Probably the strength to beat me one day. The hope that the “process” and “God’s plan” will give her an opportunity to succeed as if being patient is going to do anything for her. How many chances is it going to take for her–and Empire–to realize that she waits in vain?
Constance Blevins: If you must know…I’m praying in hopes that I’ll be able to restrain myself from hurting you two as badly as half of my wants to right now. But I know that that might not be the best decision.
(The crowd in the arena cheers slightly for Connie’s angry side.)
Constance Blevins: But quite frankly, I’ve decided you might not be worth the energy. It’s people like you two that make me want to work that much harder to show how much I want this over someone like you who’s only in it for the fame. For the money. For the “clout,” as some of these kids call it. You haven’t worked your hardest for a very long time, and yet your talent is so very obvious, and this is how you choose to use it? Disgracing the Empire Tag Team Championships the way you’ve been? Sneaky two-on-one assaults? You and your detestable actions do nothing but paint yourselves and this brand in a bad light. I feel sorry for you lot.
Jael: You should feel sorry for yourself, Constance. Isn’t it lonely without The Pride? Don’t you miss running scared to your little girl group everytime things didn’t go your way?
Constance Blevins: On the contrary, I feel that my separation from The Pride has done so much more for me, and for Empire. I’m much happier not being part of a mismatched group absolutely obsessed with bringing people like you down–I’d rather focus on myself. And I know that He–(Constance points to the sky)–has bigger plans for me that we’ve yet to see. My life and my decisions and my actions reflect the trust I have in God.
Chelsea Crowe: So is this the part where we fuck you up again?
(Constance stands up from her seat, standing tall to the Empire Tag Team Champions.)
Constance Blevins: This is the part where I walk away before you get the chance to. I don’t need to stoop down to your level to get my point across.
(Constance walks away backwards, maintaining eye contact with The Crowe’s, almost inviting them to attack her once again. Jael and Chelsea simply turn to each other and shrug as the scene fades to black.)
(Commercial break for coffee featuring The Round Table — “it’s for everyone.”)
(Empire returns from commercial and cuts to Maria Del Rey inside the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“Siren Assassin” by Kristine Elezaj begins to blast across the PA system. The fans inside the building rise to their feet and greet Karina-Ann with a mixed reaction.)
Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST!!! FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC… WEIGHING IN AT 120 POUNDS… SHE IS THE SIREN ASSASSIN… KAAAAARRRRIIIIIINAAAAA-AAAAANNNNNN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Gawd yes. I have literally been waiting all night for this match. I’m so fucking pumped to watch these two bitches beat the shit out of each other. Then they can both come beat my me-
CJ Hana: I can already tell you that I don’t even want to sit here and call this match with you.
(Karina-Ann gets into the ring and takes her corner. Her music fades out and is soon replaced by “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX. The crowd erupts as Andrea Valentine walks out.)
Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM ORLANDO, FLORIDA… WEIGHING IN AT 110 POUNDS… SHE IS THE HEART OF EMPIRE… ANDREA VALENTINE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I’ve never wanted to choke fuck someone so bad in my life.
CJ Hana: Not today, Satan. Not today.
(Andrea gets into the ring, her face full of determination. The referee asks both competitors if they’re ready and then calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: AND HERE WE GO!!! This is the sexiest fucking match in Empire history and despite the fact Andrea murdered Stephon and despite the fact Karina attaches herself to a dildo-nose looking beast of a woman, I AM HERE FOR BOTH OF THEM!! I’M ROCK FUCKING HARD! GOT THE JERGENS ON STANDBY BREH! READY TO WHIP IT THE FUCK OUT AND GO TO TOWN!! WHERE YA AT CJ??
(CJ Hana has gotten up from her position at the main broadcast booth and walked over to the join the Spanish announce team. She doesn’t want to be on commentary with Gavin right now because it’s kind of uncomfortable.)
Gavin Kirkland: FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! It’s all on me!! ANDREA AND KARINA WITH THE HOTTEST COLLAR AND ELBOW TIE UP EVER!!! KARINA HAS LEGS FOR DAYS THAT I PICTURE WRAPPED AROUND MY WAIST AND SHE CLEARLY TOWERS OVER ANDREA WHO IS TINY AND TIGHT! THEY’RE JOSTLING BACK AND FORTH FOR POSITION NOW AND IT IS KARINA-ANN WHO MUSCLES ANDREA INTO THE CORNER!!! KARINA TAKING ADVANTAGE WITH THOSE PERFECT FOREARM SHOTS!!! NOW SHE’S GRABBED THE ROPES, SHOVED HER FOOT UNDER ANDREA’S DELICATE CHIN, AND IS CHOKING HER!!!
Referee: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA BACKS OFF ANDREA TEMPORARILY!!! NOW SHE’S PLACED HER BOOT ON ANDREA’S FACE! LICK IT ANDREA!!! THE REFEREE IS ADMINISTERING THE COUNT AGAIN!!! KARINA-ANN BREAKS AT THREE!! KARINA GRABS ANDREA AND SNAPMARES HER TO THE MAT!! SHE KICKS HER IN THE BACK!!! KARINA DROPS DOWN AND WRAPS ANDREA IN A HEADLOCK!!! YES!!! KARINA IS APPLYING THE PRESSURE NOW!! ANDREA IS FIGHTING THOUGH! SHE HAS HER HANDS CLAMPED AROUND KARINA’S FOREARMS AND IS WORKING TO PRY THEM APART! KARINA GETS INTO A SITTING POSITION AND WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND ANDREA’S WAIST!!! ANDREA LETS GO OF KARINA’S ARMS AND STARTS WORKING ON THE LEGS!!! ANDREA IS TRYING TO WORK OUT OF THIS BUT KARINA IS HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE RIGHT NOW! ANDREA WITH SOME ELBOW SHOTS TO KARINA’S KNEES!!! ANDREA NOT LETTING UP!!! KARINA RELEASES THE HEADLOCK AND GETS BACK TO HER FEET!!! SHE GRABS ANDREA BY THE HAIR AND JERKS HER UP, SENDS HER FLYING ACROSS THE RING! KARINA LOOKS FOR A CLOTHESLINE!!! ANDREA DUCKS!! ANDREA’S MOMENTUM SENDS HER BACK TOWARDS KARINA!! ANDREA LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR A FLYING CROSSBODY!!! KARINA CATCHES ANDREA!!! KARINA SLAMS ANDREA TO THE MAT!!! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!!! SHE IS ON TOP OF ANDREA!!! THIS IS HAWT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ANDREA KICKS OUT!!! KARINA IS QUICKLY BACK TO HER FEET THOUGH AND SHE PULLS ANDREA UP WITH HER! SHE NAILS HER WITH A SERIES OF KNIFE EDGE CHOPS, AND SENDS ANDREA BACK INTO THE CORNER! KARINA-ANN, FULL OF FIRE AND DETERMINATION TONIGHT, IS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO ANDREA! ANDREA IS DOWN IN A SITTING POSITION NOW! KARINA-ANN WITH THE KNEE STRIKES! YES! ANDREA IS JUST TAKING THEM LIKE A SUBMISSIVE WENCH SHOULD, AND KARINA IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW! SHE DRAGS ANDREA OUT OF THE CORNER! SHE TAKES HER DOWN WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG RIGHT INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! KARINA IS NOW GOING FOR ANOTHER COVER! :wow:!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE HEART OF EMPIRE GETS HER SHOULDER UP AND THANK GAWD FOR THAT! I’M NOT READY FOR THIS MATCH TO BE OVER! ANDREA VALENTINE GETTING DOMINATED LIKE ANASTASIA IN 50 SHADES OF GREY IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER NEEDED IN MY LIFE ESPECIALLY AFTER SHE AND THAT FUCKING CUNT TOOK OUT THEIR MASTER, STEPHON HUNTE! KARINA GRABS ANDREA UP AND LOOKS TO WHIP HER INTO THE CORNER! ANDREA SOMEHOW GETS HER FEET PLANTED, AND LOOKS TO REVERSE THE WHIP! KARINA STOPS THAT FROM HAPPENING, BUT ANDREA THROWS SEVERAL FOREARMS TO KARINA’S FACE AND THAT CAUSES THE SIREN ASSASSIN TO LOSE HER GRIP ON ANDREA! ANDREA JUMPS UP AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK! KARINA IS KNOCKED TO THE GROUND! ANDREA BEGINS STOMPING AWAY ON KARINA, AND SHE REACHES DOWN SCOOPING HER UP. ANDREA SENDS KARINA INTO THE CORNER! KARINA’S BACK SLAMS AGAINST THE THE TURNBUCKLES! ANDREA TAKES OFF! HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW SMASH! AND IT CONNECTS! KARINA CRUMBLES TO THE MAT! ANDREA DRAGS HER INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! SHE HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKS OUT! ANDREA GOES RIGHT BACK TO WORK AND PULLS KARINA TO HER FEET! THE TWO LOCK UP, AND KARINA GRABS ANDREA IN A SIDE HEADLOCK! ANDREA FIGHTS HER WAY OUT OF IT BY SLAMMING HER ELBOW INTO KARINA’S GUT! KARINA HAS TO LET GO AND THAT ALLOWS ANDREA TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND SEND KARINA INTO THE MAT WITH A BEAUTIFUL LEG SCISSORS TAKEDOWN! ANDREA IMMEDIATELY GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER BUT KARINA KICKS OUT BEFORE THE REFEREE CAN DROP DOWN!!! ANDREA GRABS KARINA, PULLS HER UP, AND THROWS HER INTO THE ROPES!!! KARINA COMES FLYING BACK AT ANDREA AND ANDREA TAKES HER DOWN WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE!!! ANDREA IS BACK ON THE MAT NOW AND SHE GOES TO WRAP KARINA INTO A LEG LOCK! KARINA BOOTS ANDREA IN THE BACKSIDE AND THAT FORCES ANDREA INTO THE ROPES! KARINA QUICKLY GRABS ANDREA AND ROLLS HER UP… BUT ANDREA ROLLS RIGHT THROUGH! ANDREA BACK TO HER FEET!!! ANDREA WITH A STIFF KICK THAT CATCHES KARINA IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!! ANDREA JUMPS ON TOP OF KARINA NOW AND STARTS THROWING PUNCHES! ANDREA IS A TINY LITTLE THING BUT SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST STRIKERS ON EMPIRE!
Crowd: …. SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN!
Gavin Kirkland: TEN STRAIGHT PUNCHES TO KARINA-ANN’S PRECIOUS FACE! ANDREA IS NOT PLAYING AROUND TODAY!!! ANDREA GETS UP AND PULLS KARINA UP BY THE HAIR! ANDREA WITH AN UPPERCUT! KARINA STAGGERS BACK! ANDREA WITH A FOREARM! ANDREA WITH A KICK TO KARINA’S MIDSECTION!! KARINA DOUBLES OVER! ANDREA GRABS KARINA BY THE HAIR AND SLAMS KARINA’S FACE DOWN ACROSS HER KNEE!!! KARINA FALLS BACK ONTO THE MAT AND ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKS OUT AND I’M SO GRATEFUL!!! BLONDE ON BLONDE IS THE ONLY THING WE SHOULD EVER PROMOTE ON THURSDAYS!!! ANDREA LOCKS KARINA IN A FRONT FACELOCK AND KARINA TRIES TO REVERSE THIS! SHE’S ON HER KNEES NOW AND REACHES FOR ANDREA, BUT ANDREA BRINGS THEM BOTH BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE! SHE SLIPS BEHIND KARINA! KARINA WITH AN ELBOW! KARINA BEHIND ANDREA NOW! I WISH SHE WOULD THRUST HER HIPS FORWARD A BIT BUT I DIGRESS! THIS IS FINE! ANDREA WITH AN ELBOW OF HER OWN AND SHE SLIPS TO THE SIDE, GRABS KARINA AROUND THE WAIST AND WRESTLES HER TO THE MAT WITH A SIDE SUPLEX! ANDREA LOOKS FOR AN ARMBAR BUT KARINA IS QUICK TO SLIP OUT OF THE SUBMISSION AND GO FOR ANDREA’S ANKLE! ANDREA KICKS HER BACK AND GETS UP! KARINA IS ALSO BACK UP AND THE TWO WOMEN CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER! COLLAR AND ELBOW TIE UP! NEITHER ONE IS ABLE TO GAIN THE ADVANTAGE! ANDREA HAS KARINA AGAINST THE ROPES! NOW KARINA HAS ANDREA!
(Gavin has to pause for a moment and take a sip of Henny because all the yelling has him parched.)
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA HAS ANDREA PRESSED AGAINST THE ROPES AND THE REFEREE FORCES HER TO BREAK THE HOLD! KARINA TAKES A STEP BACK BUT SHE FIRES OFF A CHOP TO ANDREA’S CHEST! ANDREA FIRES BACK WITH ONE OF HER OWN! THESE TWO WOMEN ARE EXCHANGING CHOPS NOW! KARINA! ANDREA! KARINA! ANDREA! KARINA WITH A SLAP TO THE FACE NOW! ANDREA IS PISSED!! ANDREA TACKLES KARINA TO THE MAT! ANDREA WITH A LEFT HAND! NOW A RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! I’M GOING TO CUM! KARINA GRABS ANDREA BY THE HAIR AND SWITCHES THEIR POSITIONS!! NOW IT’S KARINA!! KARINA WITH RAPID FIRE STRIKES TO ANDREA’S FACE AND HEAD!! KARINA ALTERNATING BETWEEN PUNCHES AND FOREARMS!!! SHE GRABS ANDREA BY THE NECK!!! SHE’S CHOKING HER NOW!!! ANDREA RAKES HER ACROSS THE FACE AND SHOVES KARINA OFF OF HER! ANDREA GETS UP AND GRABS KARINA BY THE HAIR!! SHE TRIES TO PULL HER UP BUT KARINA GRABS ANDREA’S FOOT AND JERKS HER DOWN! KARINA QUICKLY GOES FOR A ROLL UP!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ANDREA REVERSES AND GOES FOR A ROLL UP OF HER OWN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKED OUT AND SCRAMBLES UP!!! ANDREA IS UP!!! KARINA GOES FOR A KICK! ANDREA GRABS HER BY THE FOOT!! ANDREA WITH THE CLOTHESLINE!! ANDREA WITH THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKS OUT AND SHE QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!!! KARINA DROPS TO THE MAT AND ANDREA IS WAITING! KARINA GETS TO HER FEET AND HERE COMES ANDREA!!! ANDREA JUST FLEW THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!! BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN!!! MY GAWD!!! ANDREA GETS UP AND SHE PULLS UP KARINA!!! SHE WHIPS KARINA INTO THE BARRICADES!!! KARINA’S BACK SLAMS AGAINST THE STEEL!!! ANDREA TAKES OFF RUNNING!!! DIVING CROSSBODY!!! AHH!! KARINA CAUGHT HER!!! ANDREA DRIVES HER ELBOW INTO KARINA’S HEAD AND THAT FORCES KARINA TO LET GO OF ANDREA! ANDREA DROPS TO HER FEET!! SPINNING BACK FIST! NO! KARINA DUCKED! KARINA GRABS ANDREA FROM BEHIND!!! GERMAN SUPLEX! NO! ANDREA ELBOWS HER WAY OUT OF IT!!! KARINA LETS GO AND ANDREA CLIMBS UP ONTO THE APRON OF THE RING!! RUNNING DROP KICK OFF THE APRON!!! ANDREA CONNECTS! KARINA IS DOWN!! ANDREA GRABS KARINA AND SHE THROWS HER HEADFIRST INTO THE STEEL RING STEPS!!!
Referee: GET BACK IN THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: ANDREA SLIPS INSIDE THE RING TO BREAK UP THE COUNT AND NOW SHE IS BACK ON THE OUTSIDE! KARINA IS USING THE RING APRON TO PULL HERSELF BACK UP AND ANDREA SLAMS INTO HER FROM THE SIDE!! KARINA IS KNOCKED BACK DOWN AND ANDREA TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK!!! SHE RUNS TOWARDS KARINA!! BUT KARINA MOVES!!! ANDREA’S KNEE CRASHES INTO THE RING STEPS AND SHE HITS THE GROUND!!! BOTH OF THESE BLONDE PIECES OF ASS ARE DOWN AND THIS BUTCH REFEREE HAS STARTED THE COUNT AGAIN!!!
Referee: 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6…
Gavin Kirkland: ANDREA IS SLOWLY GETTING UP!!! KARINA IS SLOWLY GETTING UP!!!
Referee: 7… 8…
Gavin Kirkland: BOTH SEX TOYS SLIP BACK INTO THE RING!!! IT’S KARINA WHO GETS BACK TO HER FEET FIRST!!! SHE GRABS ANDREA AND LIFTS HER UP!!! SNAP SUPLEX!!! KARINA KNOWS THAT WON’T BE ENOUGH TO PUT AWAY THE HEART OF EMPIRE!!! SHE GRABS ANDREA UP AND HOOKS HER!!! JUMPING FRONT FACELOCK DDT!!! KARINA WITH THE COVER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! ANDREA GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!! FRUSTRATION IS A SEXY LOOK ON KARINA’S FACE!!! KARINA TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND SNATCHES ANDREA UP! SHE NAILS HER WITH SEVERAL STIFF RIGHT HANDS!!! SHE FORCES ANDREA BACK INTO THE CORNER!!! FOOT CHOKE!!! THE REFEREE STARTS THE COUNT!!! KARINA RELEASES BUT DOES IT AGAIN!! ONCE AGAIN THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COUNT!!! KARINA RELEASES!!! SHE GOES FOR A THIRD CORNER FOOT CHOKE BUT THE REFEREE GRABS HER ARM!
Karina-Ann: GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME BITCH!!!
Gavin Kirkland: YAAAS!!! TELL HER KARYL!!! KARINA-ANN WITH ANOTHER CHOKE TO ANDREA!!! ONCE AGAIN THE REFEREE HAS TO MAKE KARINA BREAK THE CHOKE!!! KARINA RESPONDS WITH A HUGE RIGHT HAND THAT CAUSES ANDREA’S HEAD TO SNAP BACK!!! KARINA GRABS ANDREA BY THE HAIR AND DRAGS HER TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! SHE PULLS HER UP AND HOOKS THE NECK AGAIN!!! FRONT FACELOCK DDT!!! AGAIN!!! KARINA WITH THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ANDREA FREAKING VALENTINE GOT HER SHOULDER UP AGAIN!!! KARINA LOOKS FURIOUS INSIDE THE RING!!! KARINA LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO KILL SOMEONE AND SHE CAN LITERALLY COME OVER HERE AND MURDER MY DICK!!! :noah: SHE GRABS ANDREA UP AGAIN AND TOSSES HER INTO THE CORNER!! KARINA CHARGES TOWARDS ANDREA!! CORNER CLOTHESLINE! NO!!! ANDREA MOVED!!! KARINA HITS CHEST FIRST!!! ANDREA GRABS HER AND ROLLS HER UP!
Gavin Kirkland: KARINA KICKED OUT!!! ANDREA FALLS BACK BUT SHE SUMMONS ALL HER ADRENALIN AND QUICKLY GETS UP!! SHE BEGINS STOMPING AWAY ON KARINA!!! SHE IS REALLY PUTTING THE BOOTS TO HER!!! ANDREA GRABS KARINA UP!!! INVERTED FACESTOMP!!! THE XOXO CONNECTS!!! ANDREA WITH THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE SIREN ASSASSIN KICKS OUT!!! ANDREA GRABS KARINA UP!!! LOVE HAZE!!! LOVE HAZE!!! RUNNING CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER!!! THAT’S IT!! ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: I just came.
CJ Hana: I’m going to pretend that you didn’t just say that and congratulate Andrea Valentine on an incredible victory this evening! What a match! Andrea saying more through this victory than words can say regarding her passion and drive to make it right back to the top of Empire where she belongs!
Gavin Kirkland: I’ll tell you where she belongs, on top of my–
(Empire abruptly cuts to its final commercial break, featuring an ad for Hennessy.)
(“Big Bad Wolf” by In This Moment blasts through the speakers for a moment before Minerva walks out with a sinister presence to her step. She is confident, but she looks angry and determined at the same time. Probably with how things went last week, but she is ready to compete tonight.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is our MAIN EVENT of the evening and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Coyote Flats, Texas, she is “The Gypsy Moth”…MIIIIIIIINNNNNNNEEEEERRRRRRRVVVVVVVVVVVVVAAAAAAAA!!!
CJ Hana: Minerva suffered one of her first defeats on Empire due to the hands of Felix Hartley. Minerva wasn’t quite too happy about that; however, this is a new week and an opponent, who fought for the Women’s World Championship at the Iconic Cup, Cleopatra!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva has no chance in defeating Cleopatra! The only reason Sienna Jade defeated Cleopatra was because she got that blonde mentality. Not the blonde hair I would have wanted, but it is still blonde hair! I guess, I’ll hate to settle for that for now. But, Minerva lost to the beautiful Felix Hartley last week! If she wants to put on at least a decent showing going up against, Cleopatra, she is going to need to outsmart Cleopatra, but how can you outsmart the smartest woman in the world?
(“Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne featuring Kendrick Lamar replaces “Big Bad Wolf” as Cleopatra walks from the back and poses on top of the ramp. Amber Keys stands next to her best friend as the Queen’s Court look at Minerva in the ring, almost with huge grins on their faces. Like they expect for this match to be nothing at all.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, being accompanied to the ring by Amber Keys, representing the Queen’s Court, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she is “The Queen of the Nile”…CLEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOPAAAAAATTTTRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s the mother of my children! :blessed: This main event just became a classic and all Cleopatra needed to do was show herself! Minerva decided to make her presence known with the Queen’s Court last week and Cleopatra wants to prove that this will be a huge mistake on Minerva’s part! I mean, how you dare disrespect two queens like Amber and Cleopatra? What kind of idiot does Minerva have to be to do that?
CJ Hana: You’re counting out Minerva too fast, Gavin! Minerva can surprise us in this match! Minerva can prove that she can hang with some of the best on Empire! She gets a victory over Cleopatra and it will be the most impressive victory in her career so far!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: The main event of this edition of Empire is underway! The love of my life, the beautiful and blonde Cleopatra faces Minerva! I didn’t think I could hate this Minerva even more than I do right now, but picking a fight against the Queen’s Court and especially, Cleopatra is going to be the biggest mistake that she is going to be making! Does Minerva know who she is stepping into the ring against? Cleopatra is the longest reigning Vixens Champion in EAW History! Cleopatra is a former Empire Tag Team Champion! Cleopatra runs after Minerva, but Minerva like the coward she is, ducks her head outside of the ropes! She is demanding for the official to back Cleopatra away as Minerva begins to prepare for herself for the wrath of Cleopatra! AS THE OFFICIAL OF THE MATCH, MARTI SOLO BACKS AWAY CLEOPATRA A BIT FOR MINERVA TO GET HER HEAD INSIDE THE RING, MINERVA BEGINS TO PLOT AND STRATEGIZE WHAT SHE NEEDS TO DO IN ORDER TO DEFEAT CLEOPATRA! BUT, THAT IS GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE MINERVA! CLEOPATRA IS BETTER THAN ANY OF THE WOMEN ON EMPIRE! DO NOT AT ME!
CJ Hana: Gavin, we don’t need you to get all wild so early on this match! The official stand in the middle of Minerva and Cleopatra before stepping away from the middle as Minerva goes right after Cleopatra with a forearm! Cleopatra manages to stumble back before she forms that evil smirk at the corner of her lips! I think Minerva is going to regret doing that as Cleopatra runs towards Minerva and plans to go for a spear takedown; however, Minerva is able to side step before getting Cleopatra by her hair and slamming her against the mat! MINERVA QUICKLY GETS ON TOP OF CLEOPATRA BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BUNCH OF CLOSED FISTS PUNCHES AT CLEOPATRA! AS THOSE PUNCHES GET MORE SLOPPY, MINERVA BEGINS TO SLAP CLEOPATRA ALL AROUND HER FACE BEFORE DELIVERING A BANSHEE-LIKE CRY! MINERVA RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE GET CLEOPATRA BACK TO HER FEET BY HER HAIR! MINERVA IS NOT BEING GENTLE AT ALL IN THIS MATCH! IT SEEMED LIKE THAT LOSS TO FELIX HARTLEY LIT A FIRE UNDERNEATH HER TO BRING EVERYTHING THAT SHE NEEDS TO BRING IN ORDER TO DEFEAT CLEOPATRA TONIGHT! MINERVA HAS CLEOPATRA BY HER HAIR BEFORE SHE DELIVERS A HIPTOSS, BUT CLEOPATRA DOES NOT LAND IN A SEATED POSITION. INSTEAD, SHE FALLS ONTO THE CORNER AS SHE IS UPSIDE DOWN AT THE MOMENT! MINERVA APPROACHES CLEOPATRA AT THE CORNER AND PUTS HER FOOT ON TOP OF CLEOPATRA’S THROAT AND PROCEEDS TO CHOKE HER! CLEOPATRA IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO GASP FOR ANY AIR TO RETURN TO HER LUNGS, BUT MINERVA IS MAKING SURE THAT CLEOPATRA HAS A DIFFICULT TIME DOING THAT!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, MINERVA!
Gavin Kirkland: You hear her, Minerva! That’s enough! Can someone turn Cleopatra right side up? Even though, I think any side of Cleopatra is beautiful. :heart_eyes: Minerva glares at our official for a moment before going back to Cleopatra at the corner! Minerva gets Cleopatra right side up once again before she proceeds to stomp on the former Vixens Champion! Minerva is stomping on the ribs of Cleopatra, but Minerva eventually stops it before the official begins her count! Minerva gets Cleopatra in a standing position at the corner before exchanging a look at Cleopatra’s best partner in the world, Amber Keys! MINERVA GETS CLOSER TO CLEOPATRA — IS THIS SICK WOMAN TRYING TO GOUGE CLEOPATRA’S EYE OUT? SHE TRIED THIS WITH FELIX HARTLEY LAST WEEK? WHAT IS UP WITH HER TRYING TO GOUGE THE EYES OUT OF BEAUTIFUL WOMAN? I SMELL JEALOUSY, CJ! JEALOUSY! MINERVA BACKS AWAY, BUT THE OFFICIAL IS ONCE AGAIN BLIND AS SHE DOES NOT SEE MINERVA GOUGING CLEOPATRA’S RIGHT EYE! MINERVA HAS HER HANDS UP WHERE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE THEM! MY BEAUTIFUL CLEOPATRA IS HOLDING HER RIGHT EYE! CLEOPATRA COULD BE BLINDED THANKS TO MINERVA! MINERVA GETS CLEOPATRA BY HER RIGHT ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HER TO THE OTHER CORNER! Cleopatra’s back collides with that corner in the most harsh way possible! Minerva runs towards Cleopatra before connecting with a dropkick as Cleopatra finds herself in a seated position! Minerva rises back to her feet as she goes to get Cleopatra away from the corner! Minerva pulls Cleopatra in position to connect with a snap DDT as she goes for a cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!
CJ Hana: Cleopatra kicks out at one! Cleopatra still finds herself in this match as Minerva rolls Cleopatra over! It seems like Minerva is going to lock in that cattle mutation, Owl of Minerva! We saw her applying this move at the Iconic Warfare Match and it is a thing of beauty! Cleopatra is doing her best to fight this move! Cleopatra can find herself in serious trouble if Minerva can connect with this move! What’s going up with Amber Keys?
(Amber Keys is seen getting on top of the apron as Minerva stops whatever she is doing to approach Amber. The two badass woman exchange glares at one another before Minerva turns herself around…)
Gavin Kirkland: Cleopatra goes right after Minerva with a huge clothesline that knocks Minerva towards the ropes, but Amber Keys manages to jump off the apron before she could hurt herself! The last thing Cleopatra could ever live with is the fact that she hurt her bestie! Cleopatra gets Minerva’s right arm before whipping her to the opposite ropes! Minerva rebounds off the ropes! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE IS GOING FOR A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN, BUT CLEOPATRA MANAGES TO STOP MINERVA MID-HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH BACKBREAKER! INSTANTLY, YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK ON MINERVA’S FACE AS SHE IS STOPPED IN HER TRACKS BY THAT BACKBREAKER! CLEOPATRA MANAGES TO GET MINERVA BEFORE THROWING HER SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST! CLEOPATRA IS SO SMART! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE IS GOING TO TARGET MINERVA’S RIGHT SHOULDER! CLEOPATRA GETS MINERVA IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! CLEOPATRA GETS ON TOP OF MINERVA BEFORE PUNCHING AWAY AT MINERVA’S FACE BEFORE GETTING HER HANDS ON MINERVA’S NECK! SHE IS TRYING TO CHOKE MINERVA! WHAT A LUCKY SON OF A —
CJ Hana: WE DON’T CONDONE MURDER, GAVIN! :whoa: MAYBE, SOMEDAY, WE CAN GET THROUGH AN EPISODE OF EMPIRE WITHOUT SOMEONE TRYING TO KILL SOMEONE! MARTI SOLO FORCES CLEOPATRA TO STOP CHOKING MINERVA! FORGET THE FIVE COUNT, THIS JUST WASN’T SAFE TO DO. IT MAY BE WRESTLING, BUT WE ARE NOT KILLING ANYONE AT ALL! Cleopatra gets back to her feet as she gets Minerva by her hair before throwing her head first against the corner! Cleopatra begins to stomp on “The Gypsy Moth” in the stomach! Minerva begins to fall into a seated position on the second row of the corner! Cleopatra gets her boot and presses it against Minerva’s throat as she holds it there for the cover!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, CLEOPATRA!
Gavin Kirkland: THE LOVELY CLEOPATRA DOES THAT THE OFFICIAL TELLS HER! I LOVE AN OBEDIENT WOMAN! CLEOPATRA GETS MINERVA BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE SIDE HAND CHOP TO MINERVA’S CHEST! MINERVA YELPS IN PAIN! CLEOPATRA CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SIDE HAND CHOP! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! CLEOPATRA LICKS THE PALM OF HER HAND BEFORE DELIVERING ONE, LAST, HUGE CHOP TO MINERVA’S CHEST! THAT CHEST IS GETTING ALL PINK! THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST COLOR THAT MINERVA WILL GET ALL WEEK! CLEOPATRA GETS MINERVA BY HER HAIR BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CONNECTING WITH A BRIDGING FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! The move connects on Minerva, but Cleopatra decides not to go for the pin! That is all fine! Just work on inflicting as much pain as possible on Minerva! Make sure that you wear her down enough to connect with Brutality or the Cleo Lock! It seems like Cleopatra is going to apply the cross-armed surfboard on Minerva! Minerva is trying to get herself away from Cleopatra, but Cleopatra grabs Minerva by her arms before fully applying the cross-armed surfboard! Minerva is shaking her head no as the official is asking if Minerva wants to submit! Minerva is not quitting this match! Minerva is not giving up! It may be the dumbest mistake that she could be making in this match up! Cleopatra is brutal when these matches go on longer than they should! Cleopatra is yelling at Minerva to tap out, but Minerva keeps shouting no! Minerva has something to prove in this match! Minerva wants to prove that she can go toe-to-toe with a Hall of Famer!
CJ Hana: Cleopatra would love to get a submission victory here, but Minerva is not going to let that happen! Cleopatra releases the hold as Minerva’s face goes planting first against the mat! Cleopatra is on her feet as she is looking at Minerva, who rolls onto her back! Cleopatra gets Minerva back to her feet! Minerva seems to be a little wobbly on her feet as Cleopatra delivers an Irish whip as Minerva rebounds off those ropes! Minerva with a crossbody, but Cleopatra manages to get Minerva before she could connect with the crossbody! Cleopatra shows off her strength to the crowd for the time being before connecting with a powerslam on Minerva! I’m surprised that the powerslam didn’t break Minerva, but it did seem to have taken some energy out of the “Queen of the Nile”! Cleopatra decides to go for the cover there!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva kicks out at two! Minerva refuses to stay down! I’m not sure what to think about that! By the look on the mother of my children’s face, you can tell that Cleopatra is getting a tad frustrated about this match not ending at the time that she wants it too! Like I said before, this could be a more devastating Cleopatra! Minerva needs to be aware of that! Cleopatra begins to deliver a series on elbows to Minerva’s right shoulder! This was the same shoulder that Cleopatra tried to target earlier in this match! Cleopatra’s elbows begin to get more aggressive before she gets Minerva back to her feet! It seems like Cleopatra is applying an abdominal stretch on Minerva! It seems like Cleopatra has an extra grip on Minerva’s right shoulder as she applies that hold! THIS LOOKS VERY DEVASTATING, CJ! MINERVA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! AMBER KEYS IS LOOKING UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AS SHE IS ENCOURAGING HER DEAR FRIEND, CLEOPATRA TO KEEP INFLICTING AS MUCH PAIN AS POSSIBLE! AMBER SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING THE PUNISHMENT BEING INFLICTED ON MINERVA! MINERVA IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! AS RUTHLESS AS MINERVA HAS GOTTEN, THAT DOES NOT MAKE HER IMMUNE TO ANY PAIN AT ALL! MINERVA IS TRYING TO CONNECTS WITH SOME ELBOWS AS SOME OF THE MANAGE TO LAND AT CLEOPATRA’S FACE! AFTER A FEW MORE ELBOWS, IT SEEMS LIKE MINERVA HAS BROKEN FREE OF THAT STRETCH AS SHE DROPS TO THE GROUND!
(As Minerva is dropped to the ground, she distances herself from Cleopatra, who is still recovering form the elbow shots to the face. Cleopatra goes to get Minerva up, but …)
CJ Hana: THE DARK! MINERVA SPLITS THAT BLACK MIST TO THE EYES OF CLEOPATRA BEFORE GETTING KICKING CLEOPATRA IN THE STOMACH BEFORE —TPK! THE PRINCESS KILLER, THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON CLEOPATRA AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER! MINERVA’S EYES ARE ON AMBER KEYS, IN CASE AMBER DOES SOMETHING FUNNY!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Big Bad Wolf” plays throughout the arena once again as Minerva gets off of Cleopatra. Amber Keys rolls her friend out of the ring. Cleopatra still is covering her eyes due to the black mist while Amber is by her friend’s side. Amber glares at Minerva, who has a wicked smirk on her face before getting her hand up in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…MIIIIINNNNNNEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVVVVAAAAAA!!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva just got a victory over the former number one contender for the Women’s World Championship! After feeling frustrated about how things went last week, she gets a victory over a Hall of Famer in Cleopatra! Minerva cheated to get that victory, CJ!
CJ Hana: Like or hate how Minerva got the victory, but she managed to put down Cleopatra for the three count! By the looks of things, the Queen’s Court is not happy about that whatsoever! I don’t blame them, but they are probably going to be on the edge of their seats when Minerva is around!
Gavin Kirkland: Sadly, that is all the time we have for this episode of Empire! In behalf of CJ Hana. I am the “El Guapo” Gavin Kirkland! Goodbye and goodnight!
(Minerva is celebrating her victory in the ring. Amber Keys has her arm around Cleopatra, who is somehow regaining her eyesight, but her eyes still look red before the camera fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)