(EAW intro plays.)
(“Girl Gang” by Leikeli47 plays throughout the arena sound system, marking the beginning of another exciting episode of Thursday Night Empire! The camera pans over the excited fans in attendance as the pyro around the stage goes off before we cut to the announce table at ringside.)
Gavin Kirkland: HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS, GAVIN KIRKLAND!
CJ Hana: And I’m the modest CJ Hana, here to welcome you all to another jam packed episode of THURSDAY NIGHT EMPIRE!
Gavin Kirkland: We’ve got quite the lineup here for you neckbeards tonight, including–wait a minute. CJ. What the hell is on the card?
CJ Hana: (She sighs.) Tonight, our main event, we’ve got Jael going one-on-one against the Women’s World Champion, SIENNA JADE! I’ve been paying very close attention to these two over the past week, Gavin, and I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this matchup!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s right! And Raven and Chelsea on commentary for that one! Gee, I wonder what kind of excitement that’ll add to that one!
CJ Hana: We’ve also got the return of Consuela Rose Ava who’s lined up to take on Serena Bennett, with the Specialists Championship on the line! Consuela has an opportunity here not only to break Serena’s winning streak, but to become the first EVER THREE TIME Specialists Champion!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m team Consuela on that one, all the way. That floozy Serena had no business holding that belt in the first place.
CJ Hana: But right now, Gavin, we’re prepared to take you back to the ring where we’re gonna get to see Miho Li, Karina-Ann, and Felix Hartley in a triple threat matchup!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, hell yeah, Karina and Felix?! Together?! Let’s hurry up and get that one started! I’ve got the lotion ready to go!
CJ Hana: God help me.
(“Feel Invincible” by Skillet plays as Miho Li comes from behind the curtain before the lights go completely out. A loud reaction is heard from the crowd as she makes her way down the ramp)
Maria Del Rey: Ladies and gentlemen, this match is a triple threat and it’s scheduled for one fall! Entering first, from Riverside, California and weighing in at 120 POUNDS…. MIIIHHHOOOO LLLLLLIIIIII!!
CJ Hana: Here she comes, Gavin…the youngest member of the Empire roster at just eighteen year old is set to repeat her latest success from last week. Let’s see if she could pull off a valid victory here.
Gavin Kirkland: Wait a minute. Youngest LEGAL member, right?
CJ Hana: Um…yes?
Gavin Kirkland: :eyes: Just making sure.
(Miho Li’s theme music fades away as “Siren Assassin” by Kristine Elezaj replaces it and Karina-Ann enters through the curtains to negative reactions from the crowd)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent, from Montreal Quebec, Canada and also weighing in at 120 POUNDS…. KARRRRRIIIIINNNAAAAA-AAAANNNNNN!!
Gavin Kirkland: You want to talk about hard-work and consistency, despite what this crowd thinks, Karina-Ann has been looking real good as of late–and I’m not just talking about those beautiful long legs! She was inches close to defeating a former Specialist Champion in Andrea Valentine last week. Hopefully she can pull off the victory here…
(As Karina-Ann steps inside the ring, “Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj plays as the lights in the arena turn to baby pink and red. Felix Hartley walks out onto the ramp wearing a fur coat and she’s received by mix-reactions)
Maria Del Rey: And the final opponent, from Las Vegas, Nevada and weighing in at 114 POUNDS…. FEEEEELLLLLIIIIXXX HARRRRTTTTLLLLEEEEYYYY!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh my! Is it hot in here or what? I’m kind of loving Felix’s style… She’s so adorable and sexy!
CJ Hana: Can you just stay focused on the match for once? There’s no doubt that Karina-Ann is looking to avenge her partner’s loss last week to Felix. This should be a good one!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: We’re underway as these three women are opposite corners from one another and look at the eighteen year old, Miho Li… SHE CHARGES FIRST AT KARINA! BUT KARINA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND DROPS MIHO BY PULLING ON HER HAIR! Felix stands there, points and laughs at the downed Miho while Karina begins to stomp her while she’s lying on the mat.
CJ Hana: This is not funny at all… Felix isn’t taking Miho very seriously as she circles around Karina attacking Miho while she’s on the mat. But now look! Felix is joining the attack on Miho! Who would have thought? Felix and Karina are working together to take out the eighteen year old. What kind of devils are these women?
Gavin Kirkland: Well Felix is a hot devil… I beg your pardon! And now Felix grabs Miho back onto her feet then whips her into the ring ropes… DOUBLE ELBOW SMASH BY FELIX AND KARINA AND IT DROPS MIHO BACK ONTO THE MAT! I guess Felix and Karina aren’t too concerned about winning this match but rather taking out Miho Li here.
CJ Hana: Karina drags Miho back onto her feet and she hits the MONEY SHOT!! THE SNAP DDT CONNECTS AND MIHO’S LIGHTS ARE OUT!! HERE COMES THE COVER AS THIS IS ALL BUT OVER…
Referee: ONE!!! TWO!!! THR–
Gavin Kirkland: Wait a second! Felix drags Karina off Miho! I guess Felix is taking this match seriously after all. Karina gets up into her face as they stare eye-to-eye and now Felix turns around but… BAM!! FELIX TURNS AROUND AND HITS A HUGE UPPERCUT INTO THE FACE OF KARINA!! AND NOW KARINA IS GETTING POUNDED BACK AND FORTH WITH SHOTS FROM FELIX!!
CJ Hana: Thank God, now Miho can take a breather from the double-team she’s received earlier! Teaming up on a eighteen year old was a coward move anyway as Felix grabs Karina then uppercuts her right in the throat! Karina is now holding onto her throat in pain after that one.
Gavin Kirkland: Now Felix is taunting the crowd as she flips her hair around in seductive motion! Look at that body and pretty hair… Oh boy!
CJ Hana: Sounds like you’re finding a replacement for Cleopatra, Gavin :krabs:
Gavin Kirkland: No wa–LOOKOUT, MIHO IS BACK ONTO HER FEET AS SHE GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD DIVE AND CATCHES FELIX INTO A DDT!!! THE YOUNG LAD IS STILL IN IT! SHE’S GOT FELIX DOWN AS SHE GOES FOR A COVER!!
Referee: ONE!!! TWOOO!!!
CJ Hana: But a kick-out by Felix! Who saw that one coming? Now Miho is back in this action as she bounces off the ring ropes and hits a drop-kick to the face of Karina-Ann! She’s about to get her some, indeed! Felix is starting to get back onto her feet as Miho bounces off the ropes again and now a running bicycle kick connects onto Felix!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho Li is on a roll now! She’s playing zero games as she drags Karina by the leg and sets her up in position for a high-flying maneuver! MIHO QUICKLY GOES UP ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND SHE GOES FOR THE RIVERSIDE SPLASH!!! THE RIVERSIDE SPLASH—NO!!!!
CJ Hana: Karina is able to move out of the way at the last second as Miho comes crashing down hard onto the mat! and now Karina grabs Miho back onto her feet and goes for another Snap DD– BUT MIHO COUNTERS IT INTO THE MIHO LOCK!! THE MIHO LOCK IS IN PLACE AS KARINA IS SURPRISED BY MIHO’S COUNTER SUBMISSION LOCK!
Gavin Kirkland: HERE COMES FELIX HARTLEY!! SHE BREAKS UP THE LOCK BY HITTING MIHO WITH AN ELBOW TO THE FACE!!! MIHO HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO BREAK THE LOCK AND NOW FELIX WITH DOGGYSTYLE!!! THE DOGGYSTYLE BULLDOG CONNECTS AND FELIX WITH A COVER ON MIHO!!!
Referee: ONE!! TWO!!! THREE!!!
CJ Hana: NO!! KARINA BREAKS UP THE COVER AT THE LAST SECOND, GAVIN! KARINA JUST SAVED THIS MATCH FROM BEING OVER AND FELIX DOESN’T LOOK TOO HAPPY!
Gavin Kirkland: Of course! Felix had this match in the bag but Karina isn’t playing around now as grabs Miho back up onto her feet but Felix comes over and kicks both Karina and Miho into the groin!! Ouch!! AND NOW SHE GRABS BOTH OF THEM FOR A DOUBLE DOGGYSTYLE!! DOUBLE BULLDOG CONNECTS AS MIHO AND KARINA ARE BOTH LAID OUT ON THE MAT!!!
CJ Hana: Felix should go for the cover now but she’s too busy showboating to the crowd, trying to glare up the sex appeal for the crowd. I guess she’s convinced Gavin so far as she smiles into the crowd but wait a second! Karina-Ann with the kip-up?! Karina-Ann out of nowhere as she plants Felix with a superkick to the jaw!! FELIX BOUNCES OUTSIDE OF THE RING AFTER THAT LOUD NOISE!!
Gavin Kirkland: WATCH OUT!! MIHO WITH THE ROLL-UP OVER KARINA-ANN!! OUT OF NOWHERE!!!
Referee: ONE!! TWO!!! THREEE!!!
CJ Hana: No! Karina kicks out at the very last second! That was a close call! The young invincible Miho Li almost stole this match but it shall continue as she quickly gets back on top of Karina-Ann! Now Miho Li with a whip to the corner! Karina goes crashing into the top turnbuckle as she turns around and SUPERHERO LANDING!!! A SUPER PUNCH TO THE JAW LANDS ONTO KARINA AS SHE POSES AT THE END!!
Gavin Kirkland: Haha! Miho Li is superman, I guess but she needs to look out! BECAUSE FELIX IS BACK INSIDE THE RING AND SHE CHARGES AT HER WITH A CARTWHEEL KICK!! KNOCKING MIHO INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE!!!
CJ Hana: I guess she’s not too super after all as Felix charges but is blocked by Karina-Ann! Karina grabs Felix into a scoop slam! AND THEN SHE RUNS TOWARD MIHO WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE! THAT KNEE SMACKS HARD INTO THE JAW OF MIHO AS SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER SNAP DDT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT WAIT! FELIX CRACKS KARINA INTO THE JAW WITH HER RIGHT FIST AND THEN SHE HITS THE LOCK JAW ON KARINA-ANN!! KARINA ROLLS OUT OF THE RING THANKS THE IMPACT FROM THAT JAWBREAKER!!
CJ Hana: Felix looks outside of the ring at Karina-Ann as she spits at her onto the outside but she needs to pay close attention! Miho Li is back up and she’s waiting for Felix to turn around… MIHO GOES FOR THE DRAGON SNAP!!! BUT NO!!! FELIX THINKING QUICK AS SHE COUNTERS MIHO AND IRISH WHIPS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE….
Gavin Kirkland: BUT ANOTHER COUNTER!! MIHO WITH THE BULLET TIMER AS SHE RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLE LIKE STAIRS!!!
CJ Hana: SHE HITS THE FACEBUSTER—NO!! FELIX IS ABLE TO EXTEND HER FIST INTO THE STOMACH OF MIHO AS SHE LANDS ONTO HER FEET FROM THE TURNBUCKLE!!! AND NOW FELIX BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS CONNECTS ONTO MIHO LI!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Also known as ASS CLASS AND SASS AS MIHO DROPS AND FELIX DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!! TWOO!!!! THREE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Here is your winner of the match… FELLLLIIIIIIIIIXXXX HAAAAAAARRRRRTLLEEEYYYYYYYYY!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What a great finish by the sexy and seductive, Felix Hartley! She’s definitely been proven. I thought Karina might have been the favorite to win but Felix came out yet again that she’s the woman to beat here on Empire.
CJ Hana: This was a nicely done performance by all three of these ladies… Let’s hope they will continue giving these fans what they want with these nice finishes.
(Felix Hartley celebrates and poses to the audience as Miho Li is still stretched out, being checked on by the referee. And Karina-Ann sits outside of the ring on the floor with slight disappointment on her face. Empire fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for The Cheesecake Factory featuring Tyler Wolfe. “You mean I DON’T get free Cheesecake for life?”)
(We return from commercial break to see Amber Keys and Cleopatra standing in the center of the ring as “Woo” by Rihanna plays throughout the arena speakers. Both women hold a microphone in their hand as the crowd screams bloody murder, showing their strong disapproval for The Queen’s Court.)
(We begin to hear some loud shuffling accompanied by quick and shallow breathing from the commentary microphones.)
CJ Hana: Gavin? Everything alright?
Gavin Kirkland: Sorry–inhaler–can’t find–Cleopatra–in front of me–
(Gavin begins to hyperventilate. We hear what sounds a paper bag being opened up and wrapped around Gavin’s mouth for him to calm his breathing.)
(“Woo” dies down and Amber Keys raises a microphone to her mouth, the crowd in the arena still booing to absolutely nobody’s surprise.)
Amber Keys: You should all be ashamed of yourselves.
(The crowd’s boos only worsen in intensity.)
Amber Keys: Seriously–is this how you welcome us to the ring? Be honest, how many of you are actually upset about us coming out here, hm? How many of you remain in denial, and refuse to admit that our names on that Empire card aren’t the very reason you bought yourself a ticket to Thursday Night Empire? And yet, you know all of this is true, and you still boo me like it’s cute or something. Like you don’t know any better by now.
Amber Keys: That’s okay. No, really, it’s fine. Because I’m here now, and I’m not going anywhere. Yes, I stand here before you once again and I’m here to remind you of our importance, should you ever forget just how crucial The Queen’s Court is to Empire’s success.
Cleopatra: We’re what’s best for business, aren’t we, Amber? And yes, lately, we’ve been dealing more with the insufferable nobodies over on Friday Night Dynasty, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about you! We know that Empire still craves us, that Empire has been begging for us to acknowledge you all once again–you don’t have to cry anymore for your Queens to return home and save you all–we’ve heard you calling! And we’ve answered!
Amber Keys: Yes. Exactly. We’re here to save you all from the mindless, directionless state of affairs that Empire has transitioned to today. And sometimes, it’s just…it’s just so easy for us to get distracted, get wrapped up in our own external business that we lose sight of what matters to us the very most. And that’s each and every one of you.
(The crowd boos again.)
Amber Keys: I know, I know, it’s hard for you all to understand. But Cleo and I both know how important it is for us to remain focused right now on the task at hand–remind ourselves why it is we fight as much as we do, why we have been putting so much work into EAW’s brands and to restoring their structures–the Empire brand, the Dynasty brand. This industry needs us. It needs the two of us, working in tandem, despite the less-than-ideal circumstances, and carrying each other back to the top, straight to the crowns fit for Queens. For we’re the only two who can ever really show you how beneficial a purification mission like the one we’ve been on can be for EAW television.
Cleopatra: No one can take away the fact that Queen’s Court has done nothing but help the EAW remain on top of the industry. When Amber and I had returned last year, you people booed us out of the building–ahh, just like you do now.
(The crowd boos some more. Cleopatra flips her hair with a smug smile.)
Cleopatra: You don’t give a single damn about what we have been trying to do and accomplish for the past half a year. You didn’t care about the Vixen’s Championship when I brought it back for you–instead, you cheered when Kassidy Heart set it on fire! You insult me–you insult the both of us and our legacies! You don’t care at all about the people that put their bodies on the line to make sure women’s wrestling wasn’t cut out of the picture. Sure, there are certain acknowledgments we’ve received here and there from our fellow Elitists, but it all just seems fake to me. Because if people truly respected Amber Keys and Cleopatra, they wouldn’t dare step in our way. They wouldn’t keep trying to stop us over and over again from our efforts to keep Empire and EAW at the very top. That’s exactly why I’m inserting myself into the Women’s Grand Rampage match on April 20th.
(Cleopatra pauses for a moment and lowers her mic, already anticipating the negative crowd response that the crowd has already started up. She smiles before beginning to speak again.)
Cleopatra: What, you thought we were just going to stand by and watch idly for a match as big as this one? That the Queen’s Court wouldn’t have representation? That The 1% didn’t think it a good opportunity to further our mission? Ha!
Amber Keys: And for those of you wondering whether or not I’ll be there–don’t. I won’t be. Cleo and I didn’t think it fair for the both of us to be in that matchup, it wouldn’t give the rest of you a fair chance at winning. We don’t want to completely diminish everyone’s hope. But even with a fair chance at the Grand Rampage, there’s no question of who will come out on top! The Top 1%! That’s what we are. You see, there aren’t people like us, there’s just The 1%. And only The 1%. Just as there is only The Queen’s Court. Your only true Queens of Empire. There will never be another us, no one else can withstand the pressure, the responsibility that comes with serving in a group this distinguished, this–
(Amber is cut off by “Big Bad Wolf” by In This Moment and the crowd provides a roaring negative reaction in anticipation for the arrival of The Gypsy Moth. Minerva steps out to the stage, a microphone in hand. She licks her lips as she slowly raises the microphone to her mouth to address The Queen’s Court, who both turn to her aghast, offended by the nerve of Minerva to interrupt them. “Big Bad Wolf” dies down and Cleopatra is immediately on the defensive.)
Cleopatra: First of all, don’t you ever interrupt Amber Keys when she speaks–
Minerva: Cleopatra, when have you ever taken me as the kind of woman to listen to another’s orders? I don’t conform. I never have. And I will not start today. For I will speak when I please. You two claim to stand for Empire, claim to be the two women at the forefront of this industry–and while a handful of those imbeciles might agree with you and cower at your wake, I see it as an opportunity…a chance at you, Cleopatra, was a chance for me to finally get what it is I want! And I was successful. But it shouldn’t end there. I want to destroy everything two two have built, and maim what will be left of this culture created at your hands.
Amber Keys: It’s verbal diarrhea like this that lets me know how disgraced our squared circle has become. I can’t believe how much danger Empire is in–Cleopatra, we must never leave this place again. It’s far too dangerous for us to do so. Empire is far too weak on it’s own two feet.
Minerva: You’re right, Amber. This place is in grave danger–I’m so glad you’re able to recognize this. It is time that the bourgeoisie who have obviously tried to quietly eliminate me instead for their models, pin-ups and cover girls to advertise on their bright banners, appealing to the general masses like sheep. Lemmings, all in a trance, wide-eyed at your timeless beauty or that of every other woman I faced who roams the hallways in the back…
Amber Keys: You can say that to Cleo with a straight face, maybe, but what about me, Minerva? You can’t be serious. Do I look like a fucking pin up to you? Like some shit for brains model? I’m the Dirti Diva–the fucking Anti Diva, for crying out loud. I fit in with that crowd even less than you do.
Minerva: A “diva” you may claim to be, but I see you both for what you really are. Relics of a different era trapped forward in time. I blame the two of you for what this roster has become, you two are the very reason that it is in as much danger as you can say that it is–you have nobody to blame but yourselves for the destruction that will soon come to you, and this brand.
Amber Keys: Oh, I am all about destruction, bitch. You want to taste a little for yourself? Cleopatra tried her luck with you y’know, and sure, that might’ve went in your favor thanks to your very disgusting and illegal tactics–but how about you try me on for size? Guarantee it won’t go as well for you again.
(Minerva pauses for a moment, and then nods in approval.)
Minerva: I would love to, Amber. Thank you for the opportunity. I can’t wait to see just how dirty you actually can get…
(Minerva lowers her microphone with a smile. Amber and Cleopatra stand at the center of the ring, slightly confused and watching onward as Minerva laughs menacingly.)
(The crowd in the arena bursts into cheers as black tar begins to fall from above the ring, completely covering Amber, Cleo, and the mat. The Queen’s Court are covered in tar from head to toe.)
Gavin Kirkland: CLEO! OH MY GOODNESS, CLEOPATRA, MY LOVE! CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS A GODDAMN MONSTER!
CJ Hana: MINERVA JUST UNLEASHED WHAT LOOKS LIKE GALLONS AND GALLONS OF BLACK TAR ONTO CLEOPATRA AND AMBER KEYS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Someone throw my baby moms a damn towel! CLEOPATRA REACHING OUT TO AMBER FOR HELP–BUT IT’S NO USE! THEY’RE GOING TO TUMBLE!
CJ Hana: AND DOWN THEY GO! The Queen’s Court looking less like queens and more like fish, swimming through that black tar in the center of the ring–trying to pull themselves back up to no avail. And the crowd in attendance tonight is eating this alive!
Gavin Kirkland: Amber Keys is truly living up to the nickname “Dirti Diva.” :wow:
CJ Hana: Let’s see if it’ll go the same way for Amber when she takes on Minerva, next week on Empire!
(“Big Bad Wolf” picks back up as Minerva turns on her heels and exits the arena. Our last shot before transitioning to commercial is of Amber Keys and Cleopatra laying on their stomachs in the middle of the ring, slipping and sliding around the black tar.)
(Commercial for Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser. Discover Mr. Clean powerful cleaning products & cleaning solutions in fresh scents. And no one cleans your messes quite as fast! There’s no clean like Mr. Clean!)
(We return from commercial break, where Maria Del Rey stands at the center of the ring with a microphone in hand.)
Maria Del Rey: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Maria Del Rey: Making her way to the ring…
(“Roar” by Katy Perry plays as all the fans get on their feet. 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, and then blows a kiss upward as well. Her smile fades as she stares at everyone going crazy in the building. Constance walks slowly down the ramp focused on the match ahead of her.)
Maria Del Rey: From Baltimore Maryland…weighing in at 120 pounds…she is THE LIONESS…CONNNNSSSSTAAAAAAANCE BLLLLLEEEEVVVVIIIIIIIINS!
CJ Hana: Two members of the now defunct Pride stable go one on one tonight here on Empire. Constance put the final nail in the coffin for the group when she defeated Layla Lockhart at The Iconic Cup but her opponent, Remi Skyfire, was essentially why the group fell apart before that.
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t blame Remi one bit, that group was a mismatch from the get go! I’m surprised that they even lasted as long as they did!
(Constance rolls in to the ring, as she gets to her feet and spreads her arms wide as she stands in front of the ropes and faces the crowd.)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent…
(“Fuel” by Metallica blares out of the speakers as fans begins to boo. As Remi’s music plays she walks out on the stage with a confident swagger. After looking across the arena at the crowd, she makes her way down the ramp, unzipping her jacket in the process and removing her mouth guard from an inner pocket.)
Maria Del Rey: On her way to the ring…from Somerset, Kentucky…weighing 150 pounds…THE PUNISHER…REMMMMMMIIIIII SSSSKYYYYYFIRRRRRE!!!
(She enters the ring, wiping her feet on the apron before hand, and walks to her corner, removing her jacket to hand to the referee. Constance keeps her eyes fixated on Remi, as she takes a few glances at her legs.)
CJ Hana: Former Specialist Champion Remi Skyfire looks ready for a fight tonight as both women look to see which former Pride member is better than the other here on Empire.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Constance stands in the middle of the ring as Remi stares at her from a corner. Blevins extends her hand and nods at Remi to shake it. Remi slowly walks over to Constance who insists they shake ha–SLAP! A hard slap across the face as Remi turns Constance’s right cheek RED!
Gavin Kirkland: WRONG CHEEK TURNED RED!
CJ Hana: Constance shakes her head as her and Remi give each other some space. No love is lost and Remi obviously doesn’t want to fight for respect here. Both women circle the ring, as Constance gets low while Remi stands tall. Constance shoots in for a leg takedown but Remi blocks it. Constance backs up as Remi begs her to try again. Blevins stands back up right and charges Remi but Skyfire moves as Blevins goes sprinting in to a turnbuckle chest first. Remi smiles as her mouth guard can be seen as Constance turns and rubs her chest after the impact from the corner.
Gavin Kirkland: Constance should let me do that for her!
CJ Hana: …Constance slowly walks to the middle of the ring where Remi is waiting and they lock up. Skyfire catches Constance and snags her in a headlock as Blevins wiggles free and is behind Skyfire.
Gavin Kirkland: Skyfire Constance now has her arms around Remi’s waist…SHE’S GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX…
CJ Hana: Blocked! Skyfire wraps her left leg around Blevins’s leg to avoid being suplexed. Skyfire throws an elbow and smacks Constance in the ear as she is now forced to let Remi go. Skyfire turns sideways and hooks her opponent’s arm…HIP TOSS!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance lands on her back hard but rolls back to her feet. DROPKICK, Remi catches Constance in the chest and she’s back down on her back. Blevins rolls to her feet and BOLO PUNCH…MISS…Remi throws the powerful hook but Blevins leans back and CLOSE FIST PUNCH…BLOCKED!
CJ Hana: Constance throws a punch of her own but Remi gets her guard up to block. Remi throws a wild hook but Constance ducks…WAIT…as Constance ducks, Remi grabs her by the back of the head…MUAY THAI KNEE TO THE FACE! ANOTHER ONE! ANOTHER…NO! Constance avoids a third deadly knee as she grabs Remi’s leg! Blevins jerks her head up and away as she breaks out of the muay Thai clutch! She hooks Skyfire’s leg…FISHERMAN SUPLEX!
Gavin Kirkland: SHE KEEPS HER LEG HOOKED AS SHE BRIDGES IT! COVER!
Referee: ONE!!! TWO!!! KICK OUT!
CJ Hana: In the nick of time! Remi rolls away as Constance gets to her feet first.
Gavin Kirkland: RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO REMI’S FACE! Skyfire eats the strike as she rolls on the mat and on to the ring apron. Constance looks like a mad woman as she sees Remi on the ring apron. Remi taps her lip with her hand and checks for blood as she realizes her top lip is cut!
CJ Hana: Constance reaches for Remi’s hair as she gets her to stand upright on the apron. JAB to the throat, Remi catches Constance off guard! Constance staggers back…Remi grabs the top rope, SHE HOPS UP AND GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD…WAIT
Gavin Kirkland: CONSTANCE CHARGES AND SHOVES REMI OFF THE TOP ROPE AND REMI GOES FLYING TO THE OUTSIDE!
CJ Hana: OH MY GOD!
Gavin Kirkland: REMI TAKES A NASTY FALL…OH GOD! SHE LANDED AWFULLY! JESUS CHRIST!
CJ Hana: Constance doesn’t know what else to do but stand in the ring–her and the ref look horrified! Remi is clutching her left knee!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee isn’t even counting…the ref calls for a bell!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: The ref throws up an X with their arms–you know what that means, Gavin…
(Members of the Empire medical staff come rushing to the ring with a stretcher.)
Gavin Kirkland: This is bad! Remi is rolling around on the mat clutching that knee! Constance looks so distraught as the medical staff is tending to Skyfire!
(Constance rolls out of the ring as medical team members surround Remi and the entire audience is silent.)
CJ Hana: Constance looks so hurt as she approaches the fallen Remi!
Constance Blevins (off-mic): REMI! REMI! I’M SORRY! REMI!!
(The medical team holds back Constance who tries to get Skyfire’s attention.)
Gavin Kirkland: This is not how anyone wanted this match to go here tonight.
(They bring out a stretcher as the team helps Remi on to it. She sees Constance nearby reaching out with an extended hand once again. Remi is in incredible pain as they try to wheel her away from ringside. Constance keeps at it, trying to grab Remi’s hand but Remi turns her head and shakes it at her.)
CJ Hana: SHE SPITS HER MOUTH PIECE RIGHT AT CONSTANCE’S FACE! Remi is being taken out of the arena on a stretcher after Constance shoved her off the ropes and made her land awkwardly ringside where an apparent knee injury occurred! I’m no doctor, but I think that left knee bent badly! It could be an ACL injury, it could be a sprain, and I’m not sure. I just know Constance couldn’t have intentionally did that and it’s clear she is remorseful.
Gavin Kirkland: What? Look at her! She did that shit on purpose! She secretly hates Remi Skyfire! Look! Look at her face right now! She’s standing on the middle of the ramp with cold look in her eyes!
CJ Hana: We don’t know what’s going on in her head right now, Gavin! She looks calm now! She had Remi’s mouthpiece spit in to her face and after that she looks apathetic! Constance was hysterical, clearly worried about what she did but as Remi rolls up the ramp, Blevins stares her and the medical staff assisting her with no emotions. She looks cold but she couldn’t have known this was going to happen. Could she?
(The camera shows Constance staring at Remi being wheeled away as the show goes to a commercial break.)
(Commercial for EAW’s upcoming FPV, Grand Rampage! LIVE from the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia on April 20th!)
(We open backstage where the Jaded Wolfe Hearts are walking down a hallway, arm in arm. Tyler Wolfe stands in the middle, Sienna and Kassidy at either side of her with their championship belts.)
Sienna Jade: Remember, this will only last a few weeks. You don’t even have to say anything, Tyler. Just go in there, sit, listen to what they have to say, and it’ll be done before you know it.
Tyler Wolfe: I hate anger management and it hasn’t even fucking started. This is complete and utter bullshit.
Sienna Jade: What did your lawyer say?
Tyler Wolfe: That by fucking up and getting the police involved, that I have zero options. It would be considered a breach of my contract if I don’t play along with it.
Kassidy Heart: I know, Tyler, but you’ll make it out of this. Just remember that Sienna and I are with you every step of the way. You got this, queen. She wants you to quit. She wants you to throw in the towel and give her exactly what she expects from you. Don’t give her the satisfaction to know she got into your head.
(The trio stop in front of a door with a sign that reads “Dr. DANA PIERCE, PhD.”
Sienna Jade: “PhD?” So she’s not even a real doctor? What kind of low budget shit is this?!
Tyler Wolfe: (She sighs.) Thank you both. I think I can handle it from here.
(Sienna and Kassidy each release the arm they were holding.)
Kassidy Heart: You know where to find us should you need us.
(The Jaded Hearts walk off in the opposite direction, giving Tyler sympathetic smiles before they turn away. Tyler takes a deep breath and knocks on the door before entering.)
???: (From the inside of the door) You may come in!
(Tyler slowly pushes the door open, entering the sanctuary of her anger management coach, Dr. Pierce, a petite brunette with bright red glasses on. Dr. Pierce sits in a comfortable armchair with a clipboard in her lap. The room is surrounded by succulents and various hanging plants, y’know, for dat ambiance.)
???: Hi, Tyler. I’m Dr. Pierce. Why don’t you have a seat?
(Tyler, glaring, steps over to the empty armchair in front of Dr. Pierce. She sits down with a plop.)
Dr. Pierce: Thanks for joining me today–
Tyler Wolfe: I literally had no other choice.
Dr. Pierce: I’m still so thankful that you made it. It means so much to me already that you made it a point to come on time for your first session with me–I’m sure we’re going to make some wonderful things happen in these session. I encourage you to be as transparent as possible with me, it’s the only way we’re going to accomplish anything.
Tyler Wolfe: What the fuck are you talking about?
Dr. Pierce: First things first, why don’t we practice some deep breathing, hm? A few deep breath exercises to get us in the right mindset. Follow me now. Breathe in–
(Dr. Pierce takes a deep breath in through the nose. Tyler rolls her eyes and follows her lead.)
Dr. Pierce: And breathe out–
(Dr. Pierce exhales through her mouth, making an uncomfortably loud noise as she does. Tyler lets her breath go. Dr. Pierce guides her through a few more breaths before they continue.)
Dr. Pierce: Great job, Tyler! Now, how do you feel after those breaths?
Tyler Wolfe: (She crosses her arms over her chest.) Fan-fucking-tastic.
Dr. Pierce: (She smiles.) I sense a great deal of anger and hatred in your voice, Tyler. I notice you have a very strong tendency to lead towards frequent cursing when you speak, do you think there’s any particular reason for that? Is there something that triggers you, why do you think you respond so strongly this way?
(Tyler raises her eyebrows.)
Tyler Wolfe: You wanna know what triggers me? What “triggers” me is not being able to do what I love most and spending my precious time in that ring as much as possible. And if I’m being “transparent” here, I know that this is just another attempt at Kendra Shamez getting in my way once again and holding me back from being where I belong. And she’ll never give me what I rightfully fucking deserve. I’m one of the best Empire has to offer. Name one person on that roster better than me–go on, I dare you, name ONE! Who’ve we got, The Crowe’s, The Court? Constance Blevins? Karina-Ann? Oh, please. I beat Chelsea Crowe. I made Constance tap. And I’ve put Daisy Trash and Clara Lovelace on the fucking shelf. If it’s not going to be Kassidy or Raven, there is NO ONE on this roster that deserves the spot more than me and even Kendra knows it. I deserve to walk into that fucking ring in MY HOME of Australia and walk out the number one contender. Because we both know I will never get a rightful opportunity. I should be in the fucking Grand Rampage. I know that I can win. Crapshoot or not, I am better than every single other woman entering that match and I deserve the chance to earn my Pain for Pride moment, because no one is going to give me one.
Dr. Pierce. I see…thank you so much for sharing, Tyler.
Tyler Wolfe: Fuck off.
(Dr. Pierce chuckles as she adjusts in her seat.)
Dr. Pierce: I admire your desire to compete in a match as big as the Grand Rampage–in your home country, no less! But I hope you understand, that you won’t be able to compete on Empire or even the Grand Rampage if these sessions don’t make as much progress as I would like to see.
Tyler Wolfe: So, what, are you telling me I can’t wrestle anymore? Until you think I’ve done a good job?
(Dr. Pierce nods.)
Tyler Wolfe: This is such horseshit!
Dr. Pierce: I’ll tell you something, Tyler. I do sympathize with you. And with the Grand Rampage being only two weeks away, I’m sure you’re experiencing a lot of stress. If you make it through our next session without a single angry outburst, without cursing once, then I’ll put in a good word with Kendra, and we can see if we’ll get you to a match at the Grand Rampage.
Tyler Wolfe: What? Really? It’s that easy?
Dr. Pierce: Like I said. I need to see progress before I say anything to Kendra. Deal?
Tyler Wolfe: (She nods slowly.) Alright. Deal.
Dr. Pierce: Now. Tell me about your mother…
(Tyler Wolfe rolls her eyes and sighs deeply, the camera fading back to the ring, leaving Tyler to complete the rest of her first anger management session in peace.)
(“Voices” by Motionless In White plays through the speakers as Harlow Reichert comes out from the back and stands on top of the ramp. The crowd is giving a mixed reception for Harlow, but it seems like some of the cheers are heard more as she has been recently been winning people over.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is a NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Auckland, New Zealand, she is “Miss No Fucks Given”…HARRRRRRLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWW REEEEIIIIICCCHHHHHHEEEERRRRRRTTTTT —
Gavin Kirkland: — CELES DUMONT, OUTTA NOWHERE, STRIKES HARLOW REICHERT WITH A KENDO STICK TO HER BACK! HARLOW SLOWLY FALLS DOWN TO HER KNEES AS CELES CONTINUES TO WACK HARLOW WITH THE KENDO STICK! HARLOW IS TRYING TO COVER HERSELF AND AVOID GETTING THESE KENDO STICKS SHOT, BUT CELES IS GETTING EACH SHOT IN! CELES THROWS THE KENDO STICK TO THE SIDE BEFORE GETTING HARLOW BACK TO HER FEET! It seems like Celes is going to connect with a snap suplex as she Harlow goes crashing on top of the ramp! This match hasn’t even officially started yet! Celes is going to need to get Harlow back into the ring if she wants to begin this match! Celes gets Harlow by her hair before dragging her to the ring! Celes makes it to the apron before she rams Harlow back first against the edge of the apron! Harlow is in pain as Celes tries to roll Harlow underneath the bottom rope and inside the ring! Celes has a sinister smirk on her face as the official backs Celes away from Harlow before she goes to check on Harlow!
CJ Hana: Harlow Reichert was caught off guard by Celes Dumont! Harlow is clutching to her back as she looks like she is more than ready for a fight! The official is double checking to see if Harlow is good to compete, but Harlow is gesturing for the official to ring the bell! This match is underway!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: That thing goes right after Harlow Reichert! Celes goes and delivers some knife edge chops to Harlow as she manages to back her to the ropes! Celes gets Harlow by her right arm before rebounding her off the ropes! Harlow counters that whip as Celes bounces off those ropes as Harlow connects with a leaping lariat to Celes! Celes falls to the ground as Harlow manages to rise back to her feet! It seems like she is trying to get her footing in this match after being attacked from behind before this match even begun! Harlow gets Celes back to her feet before getting her by her head and crashing her head against the turnbuckle! HARLOW BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME STIFF PUNCHES TO CELES’ FACE! CELES MANAGES TO SIT ON THE SECOND ROW OF ROPES BEFORE HARLOW CONNECTS WITH KICK THAT TAKES CELES TO A SEATED POSITION ON THE MAT! HARLOW TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING CANNONBALL SENTON ON “THE TWISTED SISTER OF THE DOMINATION”! OH GOD, CJ! IT SEEMS LIKE HARLOW HAS ALMOST FLATTENED THAT THING! HARLOW GETS CELES BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAPMARE! HARLOW GETS IN FRONT OF CELES BEFORE REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTING WITH A PENALTY KICK THAT KNOCKS CELES TO HER BACK! HARLOW GOES FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont gets her shoulder up at one! Celes is a firecracker in the ring! Harlow Reichert is going to have a tough time keeping her down! Harlow gets Celes by her hair and whips her to the corner again! Harlow goes right after Celes with a corner forearm smash! CELES STUMBLES FORWARD AS HARLOW FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A RUNNING FACEBREAKER TO THE KNEE! CELES IS DOWN FOR THE COUNT AS HARLOW MANAGES TO SAY ON THE OFFENSE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE STANDING DOUBLE FOOTSTEP AS CELES HOLDS HER STOMACH IN PAIN! HARLOW GOES TO CONTINUE HER MOMENTUM IN THIS MATCH; HOWEVER, CELES ROLLS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING! SHE COLLAPSES TO HER KNEES BEFORE SHE DUCKS HER HEAD UNDERNEATH THE RING! HARLOW DECIDES TO GO FOLLOW CELES UNDERNEATH THE RING!
(Harlow Reichert gets Celes Dumont by her legs, but as she goes to pull the other woman out, Celes is not letting go. Harlow goes to yank Celes from underneath the ring again, but just like last time, Celes is not letting go. Harlow decides to yank Celes by her legs one last time as it seems to be successful as …)
Gavin Kirkland: THAT THING JUST SMASHED HARLOW REICHERT’S HEAD WITH A LID OF A TRASHCAN! HARLOW FALLS INTO A SEATED POSITION AS CELES MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE OPENING SHE NEEDS TO TURN THIS MATCH INTO HER FAVOR! CELES HOLDS ONTO THE HANDLE OF THE LID BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS HARLOW AND CONNECTING WITH A FOREARM SMASH WITH THE TRASHCAN LID TO HARLOW AS SHE FALLS TO HER BACK! CELES BEGINS TO BASH THE TRASHCAN LID TOWARDS HARLOW’S FACE! HOW MANY HITS TO THE FACE CAN THIS WOMAN TAKE? THIS WOMAN WAS ALREADY IN A DISADVANTAGE SINCE THE MOMENT SHE WALKED OUT OF THE CURTAIN! Celes throws the trashcan lid to the side before stepping away from Harlow for the time being! Maria Del Rey gets out of the way. This leaves a steel chair by itself as Celes gets the steel chair and shuts it! She walks over to Harlow before slamming the steel chair to Harlow’s back! Celes then gets the edge of the steel chair before putting it against Harlow’s throat! That thing is going to choke Harlow! This is gonna get more brutal as this match progresses! Harlow is trying to get that steel chair away from her neck! That cannot be safe! CELES GOES TO DRIVE THE STEEL CHAIR ONTO HARLOW’S NECK AGAIN, BUT HARLOW MANAGES TO STOP THE STEEL CHAIR WITH SOME OF HER STRENGTH! SHE MANAGES TO PUSH CELES AWAY FROM HER AS SHE MAKES SURE TO CHECK ON HER NECK! CELES GETS BACK TO HER FEET! SHE STILL HAS THE STEEL CHAIR IN HER POSSESSION! CELES SLAMS THE STEEL CHAIR ONTO HARLOW’S BACK BEFORE PUTTING IT IN POSITION BEHIND HER! CELES GETS HARLOW IN POSITION BEFORE SHE CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! HARLOW REICHERT COLLIDES WITH THAT STEEL CHAIR BEHIND HER! THIS WOMAN IS BEING DECIMATED AT THE MOMENT!
CJ Hana: We shouldn’t count out Harlow Reichert yet! Just like Celes Dumont, Harlow is looking to prove herself on Empire! Harlow is hungry and willing to make an impression going into the Women’s Grand Rampage Match in a few weeks! Celes gets Harlow up before rolling her underneath the ring ropes in order to get back into the ring! Celes goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert kicks out at two! Celes Dumont was probably expecting that to be the end of the match right there! That thing is going to need to try a little harder if she wants to put down a woman as strong as Harlow! Celes gets on top of Harlow before connecting with some fiery punches to Harlow’s face before making her way back up to her feet! SHE WAITS FOR HARLOW TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET! HARLOW IS SLOWLY MAKING HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET BEFORE CELES JUMPS ON HER BACK AND APPLIES A DRAGON SLEEPERHOLD ON HARLOW! CELES FIGHTS TO GET THE SUBMISSION HAD IN, BUT SHE MANAGES TO WRAP THE BODY SCISSORS ALONG WITH THAT DRAGON SLEEPERHOLD! HARLOW IS TRYING TO FIGHT THE SUBMISSION HOLD! THE LAST THING HARLOW WANTS TO DO IS SUBMIT AND GIVE CELES THE VICTORY! BOTH WOMEN MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE IN THIS MATCH; HOWEVER, HARLOW HAS BEEN TRYING TO PROVE SOMETHING TO THE EAW CROWD A LOT LONGER THAN CELES HAS BEEN AROUND! CELES IS SCREAMING FOR HARLOW TO QUIT! CELES DOESN’T WANT TO MAKE THIS HARDER FOR HERSELF! SHE DOESN’T WANT TO MAKE THINGS DIFFICULT FOR HARLOW AS THIS MATCH CONTINUES! HARLOW IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! SHE IS NOT GOING TO QUIT! SHE REFUSES TO GIVE UP! HARLOW BEGINS TO STUMBLE BACKWARDS TO THE CORNER, HOPING THAT IT WILL RELEASE WHATEVER HOLD THAT CELES HAS ON HER, BUT THAT DOES NOT WORK! Harlow goes forward and stumbles backwards once again as Celes’ back crashes against the corner! That seems to weaken it a bit, but Harlow goes forward and stumbles backwards for a third time as that releases the hold that Celes had on Harlow!
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont gets on top of Harlow Reichert’s shoulder before connecting with a victory roll! UPSET VICTORY — NO, CELES TRANSITIONS THE VICTORY ROLL INTO CROSS ARMBAR! CELES HAS THE ARMBAR LOCKED IN AS HARLOW IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF THIS HOLD! HARLOW MANAGES TO GET OUT OF ONE SUBMISSION HOLD, BUT CELES COMES AT HER WITH ANOTHER SUBMISSION HOLD! HARLOW TRIES TO SHIFT HERSELF! SHE ROLLS UP CELES, BUT CELES MANAGES TO GET OUT OF THE ROLL UP AS SHE CONTINUES TO APPLY THE CROSS ARMBAR ON HARLOW REICHERT! HARLOW IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT! SHE IS GOING TO NEED TO FIGURE OUT SOME WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION HOLD! SHE TRIED ROLLING CELES UP, BUT CELES STILL MANAGED TO GET A GOOD HOLD ON HARLOW! LOOK AT THAT, GAVIN! IT SEEMS LIKE HARLOW IS TRYING TO USE SOME OF HER STRENGTH TO GET CELES OFF THE MAT! AT THE GAME TIME, HARLOW IS GETTING HERSELF BACK UP TO HER FEET, BUT CELES STILL HAS THAT ARMBAR LOCKED IN! HARLOW SLAMS CELES TO THE GROUND, HOPING THAT SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE SUBMISSION HOLD, BUT CELES STILL HAS A GOOD HOLD OF HARLOW’S LEFT ARM! HARLOW GETS CELES UP FROM THE MAT AGAIN AND SLAMS HER AGAINST THE MAT AGAIN AS CELES MANAGES TO RELEASE HER HOLD ON HARLOW! Harlow is clutching to that left arm of hers! It took some abuse for quite a time, but before Harlow can continue on the offense, Celes rolls herself out of the ring! Celes is trying to buy herself sometime as she thinks about how she can approach the rest of this match! Harlow rebounds from the ropes before connecting with a suicide dive to Celes Dumont on the outside! Both women are down! The crowd is applauding these two women as Harlow makes it back to her feet before walking over the the ring apron and lifting the ring skirt! It seems like she is going to look for something!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert pulls out a wooden table! The crowd is loving the weapon that Harlow has introduced into this match! Harlow slides the wooden table inside the ring! Celes Dumont pushes Harlow against the apron! It seems like Celes has made her come back in this match! It seems like Harlow took a bit of time to get the table inside the ring! Celes gets Harlow by her arm before whipping her onto the steel steps! Harlow falls onto the steel steps as Celes goes right after Harlow by connecting with a knee to Harlow’s face! Celes gets Harlow back up to her feet before connecting with the Twisted Sister, the rolling snapmare as she follows that up with a shoot kick! Celes gets Harlow and rolls her back into the ring! Celes slides underneath the ropes and back to the ring before getting Harlow in position! IT SEEMS LIKE THAT THING IS GOING TO CONNECT WITH THE GREETINGS FROM JUNON, THAT F-5! BUT, HARLOW MANAGES TO SLIDE OFF OF CELES’ SHOULDERS! CELES TURNS HERSELF AROUND AS HARLOW CONNECTS WITH SUPERKICK AS THAT STAGGERS CELES BACK! CELES REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, BUT HARLOW MANAGES TO CELES IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH PAIN! THE SPINNING TORTURE RACK SLAM AS CELES GOES DOWN! HARLOW LOOKS AT THE TABLE THAT SHE BROUGHT INTO THE MATCH! IT SEEMS LIKE HARLOW IS MORE THAN DETERMINED TO END THIS MATCH RIGHT NOW! IT SEEMS LIKE THAT TABLE WILL BE A FACTOR IN DOING SO!
(Harlow Reichert begins to step up the table in position for a spot. Celes Dumont is seen recovering and getting back up to her feet.)
CJ Hana: Harlow Reichert is done setting up the table, but Celes Dumont goes after Harlow with a Devil Trigger, the high impacted roundhouse kick as that takes down Harlow Reichert! I think Harlow is done for the night! Celes gets Harlow by her hair and drags her to top rope! I have no idea what Celes is up too, but this better not bite her in the butt! Wait! Gavin, it seems like Celes is getting Harlow in position for a Greetings from Junon from the top rope! Is that even possible? But, it seems like Celes is going to find out! But, Harlow is elbowing Celes in the face! She knows that if she lets Celes hit this move, this match is done for! There is no coming back from that! IT SEEMS LIKE HARLOW IS ELBOWING CELES IN THE SIDE OF HER FACE BEFORE MANAGING TO SLIDE HERSELF OUT OF THE MOVE! IT LOOKS LIKE CELES IS GOING TO COUNTER WITH FATE’S END, THAT KIWI CRUSHER! IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE AS WELL? IF HARLOW MISSES, SHE IS DONE! I DON’T SEE HOW SHE WILL BE ABLE TO COME BACK FROM THIS MATCH! HARLOW IS PUNCHING CELES ON HER BACK! HARLOW IS PUNCHING CELES WITH EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAS BEFORE GETTING CELES IN POSITION!
Gavin Kirkland: FATE’S END! CELES DUMONT GOES THROUGH A TABLE AS HARLOW REICHERT CRAWLS TO COVER CELES!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘Voices” plays once again as Harlow Reichert rolls herself off of Celes Dumont and the pieces of the table that were in result of Fate’s End. Harlow is happy with herself as she musters the energy to get back to her feet. The official raises Harlow’s hand in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…. HARRRRRRRLLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW REEEEIIIIICCCHHHHHHEEEEERRRRRRRTTTTTTT!!
CJ Hana: That was a brutal match! Celes Dumont did everything her power to shift this match into her favor! She even went as far as attack Harlow before this match even began! But, Harlow Reichert’s determination is what pushed her to finish this match and win! Celes had an excellent game plan, but Harlow needed to pull out the big moves such as Fate’s End through the table to secure her that victory!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert has some momentum going into the Grand Rampage! She may be a woman that you should be looking out for in the match! She could possibly be the one to steal the even and challenge for the Women’s World Championship at Pain for Pride!
(Celes Dumont is outside of the ring holding her neck in pain. She looks disappointed in herself as Harlow Reichert is still celebrating in the ring as the camera fades elsewhere.)
(The camera transitions backstage to a room where several beauty products as well as expensive designer shopping bags can be seen, as the camera continues moving through, it does a bottom to top shot of someone’s figure, as it continues to rise it is finally revealed that the figure is Felix Hartley who is seen standing in front of a dresser that has a huge mirror on top of it surrounded by LED light bulbs. The dresser has several different makeup products on it with her own camera recording her as she applies the makeup on. She then notices the camera that creeped up on her.)
Felix Hartley: Oh I didn’t see you guys there! How lucky of you to have made it just in time to see how a bad bitch like myself gets ready. I’ll be doing my daily routine that I follow before and after every match. And since I already kicked those two other chicks asses, this is the after part! Obviously it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, something these chicks lack to be able to look like this–but that’s why I’m here, to bring balance from the rest of these sloppy chicks and their bad weave jobs, their sloppily done cheap dollar store makeup, and their low quality ring gear which probably plays just as much of a part in why they’re so fucking garbage as their lack of talent does. Because not only do I look the part, but I’ve perfected the part and I play it to a tee. Very rarely are you blessed with the opportunity to get to see diamonds gold refined live in the flesh, well here’s your lucky chance! So, if you don’t mind, sit there and shut your mouths while I manage to maintain a level of beauty that all of you can only dream of reaching. So you guys can follow my routine, even take notes on doing what I do, but let’s just be honest here there’s no point–you could never look as good as I do.
(Felix picks up a face brush and a makeup palette, as she shows both off to the camera)
Felix Hartley: So what I use to touch up my gorgeous face after a match, is from one of my favorite brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. Their Dream Glow Kit is perfect for me when I’m backstage in a place like this and on the go. What I do first is I mix the two shades Regal and Wish for my crease and I gently apply it through my crease.
(Felix applies the brush to her eyelids as she continues talking)
Felix Hartley: So, now I’m going to use just Regal alone to better define my crease as well as a different brush for more precision. This shade is going to help make my crease a little bit darker. Remember kids and basic bitches, don’t try this at home because you will not look like me even if you put your best foot forward. Don’t end up looking like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker trying to copy me.
(Felix continues to apply the makeup until she’s finished)
Felix Hartley: Now we’re going to apply eyeliner! Anastasia’s Waterproof Crème Color liner works for this occasion. I usuall–
(Felix abruptly stops as she turns around to see Serena Bennett standing there with her Specialists Championship on her shoulder and a blue “Crenshaw” shirt in dedication to Nipsey Hussle. Felix looks annoyed and unimpressed at the interruption.)
Felix Hartley (muttering under her breath): Speaking of clowns.
Felix Hartley: Um, excuse you honey but I don’t do one-on-one makeup tutorial sessions. And if you want my autograph you can check out the EAW website for my next signing, but right now I’m busy, so if you don’t mind–
Serena Bennett: Girl, please knock it the fuck off. First of all, I ain’t come here for no tutorials on how to look like a fucking oompa loompa. Bitch out here with the same skin regimine as Donald Trump tryna act like she’s some guru, you hate to see it!
Felix Hartley: Wait you’re talking about looks? You’re the one looking like you got contoured by Stevie Wonder. And whatever that’s supposed to be on the top of your head? It looks like you saw me pull the red hair off and decided to get the look for yourself but it’s an epic fail. First of all your tracks are showing, meanwhile I’m laid to the Gods! And let’s not talk about that forehead of yours, you’re probably just mad that you use whole palettes working on that alone!
Serena Bennett: If only your face was as cute as your jokes. Speaking of contours, I would tell you to contour that nose but it looks like your plastic surgeon already chopped half of it off for you. Cheeto face, the reason you gotta do all of this is because of the ugly fuck that lies beneath all of that powder. You can get all the enhancements and do all of the makeup sessions you want and it’ll still never cure the insecurity that lies beneath. These fans might see a dique “bad bitch” but what I see is a little girl unsure of herself and hides behind all of these antics and bullsit to disguise it. A makeup tutorial from a bitch whose skin looks like it’s about to peel off? Maybe I should be giving you a tutorial on how to be a presentable WRESTLER and then you wouldn’t be opening up the card every week and maybe just maybe one day….. you can hold something like THIS.
(Serena pats her Specialists Championship)
Felix Hartley: Me? Taking advice? From……this thing?
(Felix busts out laughing at the thought)
Felix Hartley: Pardon me–I’m sorry but I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off at the thought. Sis, congrats on that championship but it’s like I said at the Iconic Cup, whatever you and the rest of any of these other bitches were able to accomplish on Empire before I touched down here and graced this brand with some much needed star power from the rest of you broads, consider it irrelevant. I’m not impressed with your little accomplishments that you nor anyone else would have had if I was here first… but I am here now. So, keep running your mouth but it’s only a matter of time before you end up looking even stupider than you do with those 2007 Kanye West glasses on. Please fire your stylist and come into the year 2019 I promise you it won’t kill ya. Man, and these are the chicks that are supposed to be representing Empire?
Serena Bennett: Nah, I’ll stick to my own UNIQUE style. That’s the difference between you and I. I’m comfortable in my own skin, I make my own moves. I move at the beat of my own drum. I ain’t riding no waves, I’m too busy makin’ my own waves, baby! So, while you run around looking like basic generic white bitch part 40 just know that despite how much of a “breath of fresh air” you think you are to the Empire roster, you’re a dime-a-dozen. I thought EAW was done hiring instagram thots but I guessed wrong. Nothing about you is original and to be quite honest, I don’t see this “star potential” people keep throwing around at your name. What good is potential if the person with it ain’t doing shit to see it through? All I see is a plastic bum too busy focused on unrealistic beauty standards trying to makeup for the times kids called her ugly in middle school, instead of a fighter focused on progressing in her actual career. So, you can sit here and do your best Jeffree Star impression, I’ll be doing my best Serena Bennett impression, and that’s beating bitches asses to continue reigning as YOUR EAW Specialists Champion. It was that way before any of us ever knew what a Felix Hartley was, and it’ll be that way long after you randomly disappear….the same way your trainer did a year ago to the date.
(Serena aggressively brushes past Felix Hartley as she walks away, but not before stopping one last time to take a look at the dresser of makeup.)
Serena Bennett: …And girl get yourself some Fenty Beauty over whatever this bullshit is.
Felix Hartley: I’d watch my back if I were you.
(Felix angrily looks on as Serena continues to exit, suddenly her angry expression changes to a devious smirk. Empire cuts to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Arby’s featuring Noah Reigner. “House Reigner’s always thinkin’ Arbys.”)
(Empire returns from commercial break and cuts to Maria Del Rey inside the ring once again. She smiles into the camera and raises the microphone to her ruby red lips; Lime Crime’s OG red, Red Velvet, being the lip color of choice tonight.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: AND IT’S A SUBMISSIONS MATCH FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
(“We Appreciate Power” by Grimes hits the public address system and the crowd rises to its collective feet. The second Consuela Rose Ava steps out from behind the guerilla curtains, the EAW Universe erupts into cheers.)
Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST!!!! FROM FRIAS, SPAIN… WEIGHING IN AT 120 POUNDS… SHE IS THE PERFECTIONIST… CONSUELA ROSE AVA!!!!
CJ Hana: I’M PUMPED TO SEE CONSUELA ROSE AVA RETURN TO THE RING TONIGHT!!!! She has a chance to make history tonight and become the first ever 3-time Specialists Champion in EAW!
Gavin Kirkland: Well despite the lack of platinum in her hair, Consuela has always been my favorite Ava. I never thought I’d like tiny natural tits, but then Consuela came along and made me rethink my entire stance on the art of the breast.
CJ Hana: ….
(Consuela gets inside the ring and plays to the crowd, taking in the reaction her return to in-ring competition is getting. A smile touches her lips, highlighting all of the feelings she’s experiencing right now. After all, Consuela had to leave her daughter behind to make this comeback, and from the look on her face, this situation and this match is not something she is going to take lightly.)
Gavin Kirkland: I know I talk a lot of shit, but tonight’s match is about more than an in-ring return for Consuela. If anyone has paid attention to her this week, they will have seen someone who was very honest with the EAW Universe. She highlighted her struggles and how far she fell down the ladder, and there’s no doubt that she is going to dig deep tonight and do whatever it takes to emerge victorious from this match.
CJ Hana: Gawd, when you act like an actual human being, I can almost take you seriously.
(Consuela’s music fades out and is soon replaced by “Surfin’ (ft. Pharrell Williams)” by Kid Cudi. The crowd erupts again, because this time the popular Specialists Champion, Serena Bennett, walks out onto the stage. She’s all smiles and shows off her jewelry, as well as the championship that is on the line tonight.)
Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM COMPTON, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 114 POUNDS… SHE IS THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… SERENA BENNETT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Fuck this cunt.
CJ Hana: And he’s back.
Gavin Kirkland: I hope Consuela takes this bitch and puts her in her place tonight. I’m so sick of seeing Serena Bennett as champion, and it’s time we had a change.
CJ Hana: Well Consuela is in for the match of her life tonight. She’s been out of the ring for several months and thus far, Serena is undefeated in 2019. She has proven herself to be a very capable competitor and someone that everyone in EAW needs to keep their eyes on.
(Serena slides inside the ring, unstraps the Specialists Championship from around her waist and gets right in Consuela’s face. Consuela starts talking some smack, which prompts Serena to fire back with words of her own, and Consuela shoves the champion back!)
Gavin Kirkland: It’s already getting heated in there and the match hasn’t even started. The referee is asking Serena for the belt, and she holds it up in the air.
(Both women stop jawing back and forth long enough to look up at the championship. Clearly it means a lot to both of them.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: The bell rings and this match for the EAW Specialists Championship is underway! The returning Consuela Rose Ava facing off against the current champion Serena Bennett!
Gavin Kirkland: If there is any semblance of a Gawd in this world, the best Ava will rip Serena limb from limb tonight and make her pay for all the evil things she’s done since becoming a mainstay on the Empire roster.
CJ Hana: Consuela and Serena both look for a test of strength here, despite Consuela having the size and strength advantage in this match. They lock hands, and Serena kicks her foot out, striking Consuela’s leg, but it does no damage. They’re just testing one another out right now. Consuela returns the favor, as Serena transitions into a wristlock. Consuela is able to reverse that, and she kicks at Serena’s legs again, but Serena is able to deflect, wrench Consuela’s arm behind her back, and she’s twisting that wrist now. Consuela reaches behind her, and looks for Serena’s neck, but Serena slips out of the way, and drops down, knocking Consuela’s feet out from underneath of her. She immediately goes for an armbar, but Consuela twists her body and gets her foot up, striking Serena in the side of the head. Serena is forced to let go and both women get back to their feet.
Gavin Kirkland: Consuela and Serena are back to circling one another now, and it’s Consuela who reaches her hand out. Serena hesitates at first, but she finally takes it, and Consuela jerks her forward. Consuela immediately gets behind Serena and locks her arms around her waist, which would be hot if they were both blonde but meh. Serena plants her feet, and tries to work Consuela’s hands apart, but Consuela grabs the leg and forces Serena face first into the mat. Consuela is on top of Serena now, and she goes for a headlock, but Serena brings her knees up and is in doggystyle position with Consuela behind her. :notbad: Serena forces them both back up into a vertical position and she has Consuela’s wrist again, trying to gain control of this match. Consuela’s not breaking her grip so Serena reaches her arm back and looks for the side headlock. Consuela lets go, breaking the hold, and the two women step away from one another.
CJ Hana: They circle one another again and Serena moves in, looking to grab Consuela by the leg and take her down to the mat. Consuela is able to side-step her effort though, and she grabs Serena in a side-headlock. Somehow Serena is able to slip out of that, and she takes Consuela, getting her into an abdominal stretch position. Serena is smart, and she’s driving her elbow into Consuela’s hip, but Consuela is not panicking. She grabs Serena’s leg, pries if off of her, and releases herself from the hold! Consuela takes Serena by the neck and flips down her down into a sitting position, making sure she held onto the arm! She wrenches Serena’s arm back and wrestles her down onto the mat. Serena is flat on her stomach now, and Consuela pulls Serena’s arm back, and drives her knee into the small of Serena’s back. Serena reaches out for the ropes, but that causes Consuela to apply even more pressure. There’s not a lot Serena can do right now to get herself out of this position. Consuela is firmly in control right now.
Gavin Kirkland: It’s abundantly clear that Serena is not going to tap out right now, so Consuela readjusts the hold, and looks for an armbar. Serena is able to use her flexibility to twist around, so Consuela has to let go and both women return to their feet. The crowd is clapping, clearly impressed with these two so far, and even though I’ll never give Serena any kind of credit, Consuela doesn’t like she’s missed a beat so far.
CJ Hana: The longer the match goes on, the more you figure it favors Serena, though. Serena is the one who’s been competing on a regular basis.
Gavin Kirkland: These two lock up again and Serena dives for the legs, knocking Consuela’s feet out from under her. Serena immediately grabs Consuela’s left ankle and twists it, while stepping on Consuela’s right one. I can’t imagine that feels great.
CJ Hana: Not at all.
Gavin Kirkland: It probably doesn’t help that Serena just leaned in, pressing her knee into the back of Consuela’s, and ‘The Perfectionist’ finds herself in trouble for probably the first time in this match.
CJ Hana: I admire Consuela though. She is struggling to get herself into at least a sitting position, and she reaches up, grabbing Serena by the hair and jerking the champion’s head down. Consuela levels her with a series of punches to the side of the head, and Serena has to let go. Consuela rolls towards the ropes and grabs hold of them, which makes the referee step in and hold Serena off for a moment. But the champion completely ignores that and rushes towards the ropes!
Gavin Kirkland: RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! Serena’s knee connects with Consuela’s temple, and now she has Consuela by the hair! Serena runs Consuela to the center of the ring and plants her with a bulldog! Serena is down on the mat and she’s pulled Consuela into a modified camel clutch!!!
CJ Hana: Serena is trying to lock both of Consuela’s arms right now, without letting go of The Perfectionist’s neck, but Consuela is trying to get herself back into this! Consuela is bringing her legs forward and she’s locked her left arm around Serena’s leg!!! Consuela gets her other arm locked around Serena AND SHE IS PUSHING HERSELF UP!!! SERENA IS ON CONSUELA’S SHOULDERS!!! SERENA IS FIGHTING BACK WITH SEVERAL PUNCHES TO CONSUELA’S HEAD!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP!!! CONSUELA DROPS SERENA!!! BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN!!!
CJ Hana: That was an incredible counter by Consuela, and she is the first competitor to sit up, and get back to her feet! She makes her way over to the Serena and begins stomping away on Serena’s ankle! Serena attempts to kick her away, but Consuela grabs Serena’s leg! Ankle lock submission! Serena is in trouble! Serena starts twisting her body, trying to flip over, but Consuela’s holding on and she is not letting go! The Specialists Champion is crying out, and fighting through the pain she’s feeling! Serena with her free leg… she starts kicking at Consuela’s knee! Consuela is absorbing the blows, but Serena is desperate right now! She is kicking the hell out of Consuela and finally Consuela has no choice but to let go!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena gets to her knees and begins to crawl towards the ropes, but Consuela cuts her off and nails her in the face with a kick. She grabs the champion by the hair and throws her into the corner. Consuela grabs Serena by the ankle and threads her leg through the ropes, bending that ankle awkwardly against the ropes! Serena fires off a series of punches to Consuela, and that finally makes Consuela release the hold! Serena gets her leg out of the ropes but she can’t put pressure on that ankle right now. Consuela goes back in for more, but Serena gets her foot up! She catches Consuela in the gut, but it is counter-productive! That injured ankle is the one she used, and now she’s limping over towards Consuela. Consuela fires a right hand, BUT SERENA BLOCKS IT!
CJ Hana: SERENA WITH A RIGHT HAND, AND SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A CHOP TO CONSUELA’S CHEST! CONSUELA FIRES BACK WITH A CHOP OF HER OWN! THESE TWO COMPETITORS ARE EXCHANGING CHOPS NOW, EACH ONE LOUDER THAN THE PREVIOUS! SERENA WITH A FINAL CHOP, AND SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A PALM STRIKE THAT CATCHES CONSUELA IN THE FACE! CONSUELA STUMBLES BACK, AND SERENA SLAMS HER HEAD INTO CONSUELA’S! CONSUELA FINDS HERSELF AGAINST THE ROPES AND SERENA DUMPS HER TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena is using the breather to check her ankle! I’m not sure how well it’s going to hold up as this match progresses, but the champion is putting all her weight on it now as she leans against the ropes. On the outside of the ring, Consuela is picking herself back up. She’s shaking off the effects of that clothes-
CJ Hana: SERENA WITH THE FLY OR DIE! OH MY GOSH! SERENA WITH A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA TO THE OUTSIDE!!! SHE LANDS ON CONSUELA IN A SITTING POSITION AND SHE IS PUNCHING HER IN THE FACE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA FORCES HER OFF THOUGH AND SHE NAILS SERENA IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A KICK! CONSUELA CRAWLS ON TOP OF SERENA AND IF THAT WAS ANY OTHER WOMAN BUT SERENA BENNETT I WOULD PROBABLY ENJOY THE HELL OF THIS, BUT I DIGRESS! IT’S CONSUELA THROWING FOREARMS NOW!!! SERENA REACHES UP AND GRABS A HANDFUL OF HAIR, THROWING CONSUELA OFF OF HER. BOTH WOMEN STAGGER BACK TO THEIR FEET AND SLIP BACK INSIDE THE RING! BOTH OF THEM KNOW THAT THIS MATCH IS NOT GOING TO BE WON ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!
CJ Hana: Collar-and-elbow tie up by Serena and Consuela. Both of them jockey back and forth for position and finally it’s Consuela who gains the advantage and forces Serena back into the corner. She makes a clean break, but very quickly follows up the break with a series of kicks to Serena’s stomach! The champ is rattled and Consuela backs up, rushing towards the corner! FLYING CORNER CLOTHESLINE! CONSUELA GRABS SERENA AND SLAMS HER FACE OFF OF HER KNEE! CONSUELA DROPS DOWN AND SHE WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND SERENA’S NECK! CONSUELA IS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO PUT THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION TO SLEEP! SERENA REACHES HER FOOT OUT FOR THE ROPES, BUT CONSUELA HAS THEM POSITIONED PERFECTLY INSIDE THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena isn’t giving up though! Thus far, she has had an answer for everything Consuela has tried! Serena is trying to work Consuela’s forearms apart, forcing her hand between them and breaking the grip on the sleeper. Serena throws a few elbows, catching Consuela in the jaw, and the champion rolls away from Consuela, and gets herself to the ropes. Consuela is back up now, as Serena grabs onto the ropes and pulls herself back up… CONSUELA CHARGES! SHE IS LOOKING FOR THAT RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!
CJ Hana: SERENA DUCKS IT! CONSUELA CRASHES INTO THE ROPES. SERENA TACKLES CONSUELA TO THE GROUND AND QUICKLY GOES FOR THAT KNEE! SERENA IS PUNCHING AT THE KNEE AND SHE GRABS IT, LOCKING IN A KNEE BAR THAT HAS CONSUELA CRYING OUT IN PAIN! THEY’RE TOO CLOSE TO THE ROPES THOUGH AND CONSUELA IS ABLE TO GRAB THE BOTTOM ONE! SERENA LETS GO AND GETS BACK TO HER FEET, AND SHE KICKS CONSUELA’S HAND OFF THE ROPE, AND STOMPS DOWN ON HER FINGERS! CONSUELA GRABS HER HAND AND SERENA DROPS DOWN. SHE GRABS CONSUELA’S INJURED HAND AND BEGINS SLAMMING IT INTO THE MAT! CONSUELA TRIES TO ROLL THROUGH, BUT SERENA EASILY TRANSITIONS THIS INTO A WRIST LOCK AND SHE GETS BACK TO HER FEET! SERENA WORKS OVER THE WRIST, AND UNLEASHES A SERIES OF KICKS TO CONSUELA’S BACK!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Serena has Consuela’s wrist bent all the way back now, and she is just driving her knee into the side of Consuela’s head right now. It’s not looking good for my favorite Ava, and Serena drops down, looking for an armbar! Somehow Consuela gets her legs up and she is able to wrap them around Serena’s head! The headscissors forces Serena to let go of the arm, but she’s able to reverse, get to her knees, and slip out of the hold! She grabs Consuela by the legs, wraps her up…. FIGURE FOUR!!!
CJ Hana: Consuela doesn’t panic though! Consuela starts working herself into position to reverse the hold! Serena wisely lets go before Consuela can gain control of the match! The Specialists Champion gets back to her feet and quickly kicks Consuela in the stomach. She begins stomping on Consuela’s mid-section!!! She grabs Consuela by the hair and tosses her into the corner! Serena with two precise shoot style kicks! She follows it up with a jumping back kick!
Gavin Kirkland: It irrationally annoys me that Serena calls that combination ‘With the Shits.’ Like I really fucking hate that.
CJ Hana: And the amount of give a fucks Serena probably has about your opinion is non-existent.
Gavin Kirkland: This bitch grabs Consuela and throws her to the center of the ring. She crouches down and waits…
CJ Hana: MOONLIGHT! RUNNING NECKBREAKER CONNECTS!!! SERENA KICKS CONSUELA ONTO HER STOMACH!!! SERENA BACKS UP A BIT AND RUSHES FORWARD!!! FRONT WALKOVER INTO AN INVERTED INDIAN DEATHLOCK!!! SERENA WITH THE BRIDGING HOLD!!! SHE HAS SERENITY LOCKED IN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: Ohymygawd… no! NO!!! DON’T GIVE UP CONSUELA!!! THIS IS YOUR RETURN!!!
CJ Hana: I DON’T KNOW HOW SERENA IS HANGING ON WITH RIGHT NOW! SHE COULD BARELY STAND AT ONE POINT IN THIS MATCH! SHE IS RUNNING OFF ADRENALINE RIGHT NOW AND THE ENERGY OF THE CROWD!!! SERENA BENNETT WITH THE HEART OF A CHAMPION RIGHT NOW!!! SHE IS HANGING ON TO SERENITY FOR DEAR LIFE RIGHT NOW!!!
Gavin Kirkland: AND CONSUELA ROSE AVA REFUSING TO GIVE UP IN HER RETURN MATCH!!!
CJ Hana: SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE!!!
(“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj” hits the PA system.)
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: OHHHHHHH GAWD YAAASSSS!!! YAAAAASSSSS!!! FELIX HARTLEY!!!
CJ Hana: WHY THOUGH??
(Felix Hartley saunters on to the stage, tossing her flawless red locks behind her shoulders. The Empire Elitist has her cell phone with her and she holds it up, looking to snap a selfie.)
Gavin Kirkland: SERENA HAS LET GO OF CONSUELA AND SHE’S LOOKING AT FELIX!!! WE ARE ALL LOOKING AT FELIX TO BE HONEST!!! :whew:
(The Specialists Champion grabs the ropes and slowly pulls herself to her feet.)
Serena Bennett (off-mic): The fuck are you doin’?
(Felix pays absolutely no attention to Serena and begins making her way down the ramp. At various points, the redhead stops to check herself in her phone, making faces, and deciding that the lighting in that particular spot just isn’t good enough for the selfie she’s attempting to take. She comes to a stop in front of the ring, looks up at Serena, and blows her a kiss.)
CJ Hana: Serena looks pissed that Felix is down here! For the last couple of weeks Felix has been coming down to the ring uninvited, but never during a match with so much on the line!!!
(Felix makes her way over to the broadcast booth where she winks at Gavin, and takes a seat. Gavin practically falls out of his chair as Felix swings her long legs onto the table and sprawls out, striking a pose. She holds her phone up and snaps a series of photos of herself.)
Gavin Kirkland (in a strangled voice): Do you need me to help you, Felix?
CJ Hana: We literally still have a match going on but Serena is looking at Felix like she is ready to kill her! All this fuckery has given Consuela some time to get herself back into this match and the former 2-time champion uses the ropes to pull herself back up to her feet! Consuela sees that Serena is distracted!!! TURN AROUND SERENA!!!
Gavin Kirkland (shouting at Serena; defending Felix): DON’T LOOK AT HER LIKE THAT YOU BEAST!
CJ Hana: SERENA GIVES GAVIN THE FINGER AND TURNS AROUND!!! LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!!! KNEE OF DEATH CONNECTS!!!! SERENA IS DOWN!!! CONSUELA DROPS TO THE MAT!!! SHE GRABS SERENA IN THE SUELA LOCK!! SERENA IS DONE!!! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION IS DONE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: TAP SERENA!! TAP YOU BITCH!! TAP! TAP! TAP! TAP!
CJ Hana: SERENA WILL NEVER TAP! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION HAS TOO MUCH PRIDE FOR THAT! SERENA BENNETT WOULD RATHER PASS OUT THAN TAP OUT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA IS HOLDING ON AS TIGHTLY AS SHE CAN AND SERENA IS FADING AWAY!! CONSUELA IS SCREAMING AT THE REFEREE TO CHECK ON SERENA AND THE REFEREE DOESN’T HAVE A CHOICE!! SHE GRABS SERENA’S HAND AND LETS IT DROP!! SERENA IS OUT! SERENA BENNETT IS OUT!!! CALL IT!!
(The referee has no choice. She calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(The crowd gasps as “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes hits the PA system. Consuela immediately lets go of her finisher, and even she looks a little startled.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND NEW EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… CONSUELA! ROSE!! AVA!!!
(The crowd erupts and Consuela clutches her chest, emotion overwhelming her at the moment. The referee asks for the championship and a few seconds later she awards it to Consuela, who just looks down at the belt. A lot of blood, a lot of tears, and a lot of sweat had gone into Consuela’s tenure in EAW. Nothing had been easy, and for every triumph, there had been some sort of tragic fall for The Perfectionist. Constantly labeled ‘the other Ava’ and unfairly compared to Cameron; looked down on and cast aside. Consuela Rose Ava was now the Specialists Champion for the third time and that was something no one could ever take away from her. She runs her hand across the front of the belt and finally stands up, allowing the referee to raise her hand in victory. Even if this victory would be marked with the controversial appearance of Felix Hartley, nothing was going to erase the fact Consuela capitalized on the situation, nearly knocked Serena out with a knee, and made her pass out in the LeBell Lock.)
CJ Hana: Ladies and gentlemen we have a new Specialists Champion and she is none other than Consuela Rose Ava!
(Consuela poses with her championship before rolling out of the ring and making her way up the ramp.)
(The camera cuts back to Felix Hartley who has gotten off the announce table and is admiring the aftermath of the chaos she caused. She flips her hair, smiles brightly, and faces the crowd. She raises her phone in the air and snaps a selfie of herself, with the referee checking on a groggy and confused Serena Bennett in the background. Empire fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America, featuring EAW Elitist Bhris Elite and Big Mike.)
(“Flashbacks” by Emika play though the speakers as Jael walks from the curtain and stands on top of the ramp looking at her surroundings; however, she is not alone as Raven Roberts and Chelsea Crowe are standing by her side. Both of them with serious looks on their face. The crowd is giving them a mixed reception as they walk their way down the ramp.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Being accompanied to the ring by Chelsea Crowe and Raven Roberts, representing The Crowe’s Nest, from Tempe, Arizona, she is “The Original Sin”, JAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLL!!
CJ Hana: The back and forth bantering between Jael and Sienna Jade was just ugly! It got personal too quickly and it wasn’t necessary to bring other factors into this match; however, it makes me question how this match is going to go! Will be as ugly as the words they say? :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Who cares if it was ugly, CJ? This is wrestling! It is gonna get ugly sometimes, but if I can’t expect for one of them to die by the end of this match, it will be very underwhelming to me! I’m expecting blood, gore and death. Basically, all the stuff that Tyler Wolfe and Kassidy Heart go crazy for, but more of that! Ew…
(Raven Roberts and Chelsea Crowe meet the commentators at their table. Chelsea takes a seat next to CJ Hana, while Raven sits next to Gavin Kirkland as they put on their headsets.)
CJ Hana: Wasn’t expecting for any of you to be here, but welcome nonetheless.
Raven Roberts: I’m not here to chit-chat, but I gotta watch my opponent for the Grand Rampage and begin strategizing.
Chelsea Crowe: I got no reason to be here, but GO JAEL! Or whatever…
Gavin Kirkland: Well, alright.
(“Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nuts replaces “Flashbacks” as the crowd INSTANTLY BOOS at Sienna Jade, who has the Women’s World Championship on her waist. Her Unified Tag Team Championship is on her shoulder this week, not giving Raven Roberts the chance to cal her out on it like she did last week. Sienna takes in the negative reception of the crowd before making her way down the ramp.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent, from San Diego, California, she is one-half of the EAW Unified Tag Team Champions and the Women’s World Champion, “Unfuckwithable”, SIEEEEEENNNNNNNAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAAADDDDDDEEEEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: I love what Sienna Jade has done with her hair. :heart_eyes:
CJ Hana: Of course you do. Is she FOX ready now?
Gavin Kirkland: Of course, CJ! Our fallen leader, Stephon Hunte, is smiling down on us from up there!
CJ Hana: o…you think he went there?
Gavin Kirkland: Where else would he be?
CJ Hana: The other place, maybe? :eyes: Let’s just get this match started.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: This is a match that I have been waiting for all week! I have been awaiting the very moment to see Sienna Jade just shut up that little FOX traitor, Jael! Jael bird is going to get what she deserves in this match!
Chelsea Crowe: You’re lucky I’m in the other end of this table or I would have dropped you on your head.
Gavin Kirkland: You see that, CJ? She’s threatening me! I don’t think I feel comfortable commentating this match; however, I am a professional and I need to call this match! Sienna Jade and Jael meet in the middle of the ring! This confidence is what we saw with our Women’s World Champion this week and I was living for it! Sienna cut a promo the minute she found about who she was facing! It seems like Sienna has been low-key waiting for this match! I have been high-key waiting for this match! The two women are staring each other down in the ring! Sienna almost looks at Jael with disgust in her face before she brushes off Jael — BUT, JAEL GETS SIENNA JADE BY HER HAIR BEFORE SLAMMING HER AGAINST THE MAT! JAEL GETS ON TOP OF SIENNA BEFORE THROWING SOME FISTS TOWARDS THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION’S FACE! THE BIRD FREAK IS GOING TO ENJOY EVERY SECOND OF REARRANGING SIENNA’S FACE! THE FACE OF THIS BRAND MUST BE BEAUTIFUL AND FLAWLESS! THIS CANNOT HAPPEN! JAEL GETS SIENNA BY HER RIGHT ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HER TOWARDS THE CORNER! SIENNA CRASHES HARSHLY AGAINST THE CORNER! JAEL GOES RIGHT AFTER SIENNA WITH A RUNNING KNEE TOWARDS SIENNA! JAEL GETS SIENNA AS SHE FOLLOWS UP THAT RUNNING KNEELING FACEBUSTER AS SIENNA IS PLANTED FACE FIRST AGAINST THE MAT! JAEL GOES FOR A COVER THERE!
Marti Solo: …OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!
Raven Roberts: “The Original Sin” kicks out at the one count! The thing with Jael is that she is a fighter and it’s hard to keep this woman down! The more this match progresses, Sienna is going to realize that for sure! Jael gets Sienna into a seated position before connecting with some elbow shots to Sienna’s face! Just like you pointed out, Gavin! Jael is going to have fun toying with Sienna Jade! I mean, it was fun to do so on social media, but it’s going to be even more fun to do so in the ring at Grand Rampage! Jael applies a headlock on Sienna, but Sienna manages to find her way back up to her feet, but Sienna counters by connecting with a snapmare on Jael! Jael finds herself in a seated position, but Sienna takes a few steps before running connecting with a stiff shoot kick to the back of Jael! Sienna connects with another stiff shoot kick! SIENNA IS GOING A LITTLE HAYWIRE WITH THOSE SHOOT KICKS AS SHE MANAGES TO DELIVER EACH ONE WITH IMPACT! SIENNA GETS IN FRONT OF JAEL BEFORE REBOUNDING HERSELF OFF THE ROPES CONNECTING WITH A FOREARM TO A SEATED JAEL! JAEL FALLS ON HER BACK! SIENNA JADE GETS BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE GETS JAEL BY HER HAIR! SIENNA GETS JAEL BY HER HEAD BEFORE SLAMMING HER AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! JAEL MANAGES TO TURN HERSELF AROUND AS SIENNA CONNECTS WITH A SERIES OF STOMPS ON JAEL’S STOMACH! OH LOOK, SIENNA IS LOOKING AT ME!
(Raven Roberts delivers a playful wave as Sienna Jade rolls her eyes before resuming her attention on Jael.)
Chelsea Crowe: Could have stalled for another moment, so Jael could find an opening to attack Sienna.
Raven Roberts: Jael doesn’t need my help. She can handle herself quite fine in the ring.
CJ Hana: …Anyway, Sienna Jade gets Jael in position before connecting with a snap DDT, but Sienna doesn’t go for the cover there! It seems like she is more than determined to continue inflicting as much punishment on Jael as possible! Sienna has Jael by her right arm and it seems like Sienna is going to go for the Fujiwara armbar on the Empire Tag Team Champion! Jael is trying to roll herself out of the way! She wants no part of that submission hold! Sienna still has a good grasp on Jael’s arm, but Jael manages to connect with an arm drag that takes Sienna down! Jael is clutching her right arm as she makes her way back to her feet! Sienna finds her way back up to her feet as well, but Jael manages to connect with a calf kick as Sienna bends her stomach forward, but Jael follows that up with a snapmare before connecting with a dropkick to Sienna’s back! Sienna falls to her side as Jael gets Sienna’s legs — it seems like Jael is going for a modified Indian deathlock! Sienna is trying to kick Jael away from her! Sienna must know for sure that if Jael locks in this submission move on her, she may not find a way to counter it! Sienna is still trying to kick Jael away, but Jael manages to deliver a huge stomp to Sienna’s stomach! JAEL QUICKLY APPLIES THE MODIFIED INDIAN DEATH LOCK ON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF ANGUISH ON SIENNA’S FACE! SIENNA IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES, BUT THE PAIN OF THE DEATH LOCK IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR HER TO DO THAT! IF SIENNA CAN JUST FIGHT THE PAIN ENOUGH TO DRAG HERSELF TO THE BOTTOM ROPES, SHE CAN KEEP THIS MATCH ALIVE FOR HERSELF!
Gavin Kirkland: The beautiful and dirty blonde, Sienna Jade is reaching for that bottom rope — and she clutches onto it! Release the hold, Jael bird! Jael releases the hold, but she is unhappy about that! I hope that Sienna is not to injured, but that death lock is nothing to joke about! I could never see myself putting myself through that pain — unless your name is Cleopatra! Jael gets Sienna back to her feet, but Sienna is wobbly on her feet as Jael has a fistful of Sienna’s hair! Jael connects with a nasty headbutt that gets Sienna down to her knee! JAEL GETS SIENNA IN POSITION AS SHE CONNECTS WITH THE EVIL EYE! THE PUMPHANDLE BRAINBUSTER TO THE KNEE! SIENNA LANDS ON HER SHOULDER AS SHE GOES DOWN! COME ON, SIENNA! JAEL GETS SIENNA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE GETTING HER BY HER RIGHT ARM! JAEL WHIPS SIENNA TO THE CORNER, BUT SIENNA COUNTERS THE WHIP AS JAEL GOES CRASHING ONTO THE CORNER! SIENNA SEES THAT SHE HAS FOUND HER OPENING AS SHE RUNS TOWARDS JAEL AT THE CORNER AND CONNECTS WITH SOME DOUBLE KNEES — BUT, JAEL MANAGES TO GET SIENNA BEFORE SHE CONNECTS WITH THOSE DOUBLE KNEES! JAEL GETS SIENNA BEFORE COUNTING THOSE DOUBLE KNEES INTO A FLAPJACK AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! SIENNA HOLDS HER NOSE AS SHE GOES BACK, BUT JAEL GETS BEHIND SIENNA BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! JAEL HOLDS SIENNA THERE FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: …OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Chelsea Crowe: And…Sienna Jade kicks out at two! Not really a shock, huh?
Raven Roberts: Are you planning on commentating for this match or just deliver small comments every now and then?
Chelsea Crowe: I rather not be here at all, but this is nothing more than Kendra’s way of making it seem like we matter on Empire.
Raven Roberts: …Anyway, Jael gets Sienna Jade back to her feet before whipping her towards the ropes! Sienna manages to catch herself on those ropes in order to prevent herself from rebounding off of them! Jael goes right after Sienna, who gets her foot up in order to stop Jael in her tracks, but Jael gets Sienna’s foot as she connects with a dragon screw leg whip on Sienna! SIENNA GOES DOWN AS SHE CLUTCHES HER RIGHT LEG IN PAIN! JAEL GETS BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE SLOWLY BEGINS TO STOMP ON SIENNA’S LEG! JAEL THEN PRESSES HER OWN FOOT ON SIENNA’S RIGHT LEG! SIENNA IS TRYING TO MOVE HER LEG OUT OF THE PAIN, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE JAEL IS GOING TO TARGET THAT LEG FOR THE REST OF THE MATCH, WHICH WOULD BE THE SMART THING FOR ME. PERHAPS, SHE CAN WEAKEN IT ENOUGH FOR ME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AT GRAND RAMPAGE? IT WOULD BE DOING ME SUCH A HUGE FAVOR, DON’T YOU THINK CHELSEA?
Chelsea Crowe (mutters underneath her breath): We’ve already done you enough favors.
Raven Roberts: Come again?
Chelsea Crowe: Nothing. :grinning:
CJ Hana: As we try to ignore the little friction happening on both ends of this announce table, we shift our focus to what is happening inside the ring! Jael gets Sienna Jade’s legs again! However, it looks like Jael is not planning to go for the modified Indian death lock like she did earlier in this match up! It seems like Jael may be going for inverted figure four leg lock on Sienna! I am not quite sure how much punishment Sienna’s legs can take in this match, but things are not so pretty to her so far! Jael has done a pretty good job in weakening Sienna’s legs! Without the use of Sienna’s legs, she can’t go for any shoot kicks! She may not be able to connect with that springboard dropkick, Raw Sienna! It limits some moves that Sienna could use in this match; however, Sienna has been in situations before like that, so I am not going to count her out anytime soon! JAEL HAS THE INVERTED FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK ON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! ONCE AGAIN, SIENNA HAS THE LOOK OF PAIN ON HER FACE! SIENNA IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THAT BOTTOM ROPE, BUT JAEL IS APPLYING MORE PRESSURE ON THAT SUBMISSION HOLD! THIS IS THE TYPE OF MOVE THAT MAKES JAEL GETTING A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER A CHAMPION LIKE SIENNA POSSIBLE! SIENNA IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO REACH FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE IS NOT GOING TO GIVE UP THIS MATCH! SHE TALKED A LOT OF SMACK THIS WEEK TO JAEL, SO SHE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO BACK IT UP IN THE RING! SHE CAN’T LET JAEL DEFEAT HER!
Gavin Kirkland: Sienna Jade is using her arms to reach for that bottom rope! That is the number one thing that she needs to be doing right now! The more she has that inverted figure four leg lock applied, the more damage that her legs will take in this match! Sienna is trying to drag herself to the bottom rope! She is slowly dragging herself, but it seems like Jael is in a bit of panic as she tries to hold Sienna down, but Sienna is managing to continue dragging herself until she makes it to that bottom rope! Jael must release the hold!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! RELEASE THE HOLD, JAEL!
CJ Hana: Jael unhappily releases the hold; however, it seemed like the submission did the damage she was hoping that it would do! The Empire Tag Team Champion gets Sienna Jade back to her feet, but Sienna stumbles back to her knees! Sienna is unable to use her legs for the time being, but hopefully, she will regain some feeling back to them! JAEL BEGINS CONNECT WITH SOME REPEATED SHOOT KICKS ANGELS SHALL SIN…BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT TO SIENNA… DEVILS SHALL PRAY! SIENNA FALLS TO HER BACK! JAEL IS GESTURING FOR THE END OF THIS MATCH! SHE IS GOING TO GET A VICTORY OVER ANOTHER WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! SHE PICKS UP SIENNA BEFORE GETTING HER IN POSITION! JAEL WITH THE STIGMATA! THE RUNNING CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB! BUT, SIENNA MANAGES TO SLIDE OFF JAEL’S GRASP AS SHE MAKES IT ONTO HER FEET, BUT SIENNA STUMBLES! SHE IS FOR SURE FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THOSE LEG SUBMISSION HOLDS! JAEL TURNS HERSELF AROUND BEFORE SIENNA CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK! JAEL FALLS DOWN TO HER KNEES! SIENNA HOPS OVER THE APRON! SHE TRIES TO BALANCE HERSELF AS SHE FOCUSES ON JAEL! IT SEEMS LIKE SIENNA IS GOING TO GO FOR RAW SIENNA!
Gavin Kirkland: RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW SIEEEEENNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAA!! Jael drops face first as Sienna Jade quickly goes for the cover on Jael! The official gets in position for the count!
Marti Solo: …OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Unfuckwithable” plays once again as the crowd boos for Sienna Jade, who gets on her knees. Raven, from the commentary table, exchanges a glare with Sienna. Sienna rises back to her feet as the official gives her the Women’s World Championship before raising her hand up in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH …THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION…SIEEEEENNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAA JAAAAAADDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(Sienna Jade takes a moment to celebrate at the center of the ring, holding her Women’s World Championship high in the air. She gives herself a pat on the back and points directly at Raven Roberts, who stands perfectly still at the commentary table, glaring directly at Sienna as she exits the ring.)
(Raven and Chelsea remove their headsets as Sienna makes her way back behind the curtain. They both slide into the ring and move towards Jael, who has propped herself against the bottom turnbuckle of one of the corners. “Unfuckable” begins to die down. Chelsea moves to cradle Jael as Raven kneels next to her. The camera moves in for a closer look.)
Raven Roberts (off mic): Jael, are you—
Jael (off mic): AAAAAGGGHHHH!!!
(Jael lurches forward and shoves Raven away. Raven falls backwards while looking back, shocked.)
Jael (off mic): ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOU!!!
Chelsea Crowe (off mic): She’s right! Give us some space!
(Raven looks beside herself before rolling out of the ring, grabbing two microphones and then sliding back in. Chelsea stands to yell again but Raven shoves the microphone into her chest.)
Raven Roberts: My fault? Because of me? The hell are you two on?
Chelsea Crowe: We never would’ve come back to this hell hole if it weren’t for you! We could be sipping drinks in Sicily right now if you hadn’t called us to come back! And now we get talked to like we’re nothing more than your followers! WE SAVED YOU! You were nothing when we brought you in! You were meant for NOTHING! But Jael and I saw what you could be. We brought you into the Crowe’s Nest and taught you aggression, we taught you to fight like a champion, WE TAUGHT YOU TO BECOME WHO YOU ARE!! Do you think you ever would’ve made it this far without us?!? Do you think you actually deserve any of this more than us? And now we’re sitting here and Jael has to fight your future opponent like she’s a warm up match! #FUCKEMPIRE was supposed to push us forward from here! Jael deserves better! I deserve better! WE DESERVE BETTER!! AND WE HAVE TO FIGHT YOUR BATTLES LIKE—
Raven Roberts: CHELSEA!! For the first time in you adult life… SHUT THE FUCK UP!!
(Chelsea stares at Raven like she’s just been slapped.)
Raven Roberts: First off, that goddamn hashtag was just something I screamed in a parking lot when I hit my boiling point over all the bullshit that I had put up with al this time. You, Miss Merchandise, are the one who decided to market the damn thing. And I went with it. Don’t you dare question my loyalty or my commitment! I gave up everything to join the two of you! My family, everyone who cared about me… don’t you stand there and tell me about being treated like you’re less than who you are! Before you two left me, we had nothing left to lose… until I lost the only two people who had my back. But I loved you both like sisters so I did everything I could to understand and let it all go. And I went back to what I loved. And I stood in this ring every week. I scratched and dug my way from being just a body in the middle of the roster, to the first female New Breed Champion, to someone who proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can hang with any bitch in that locker room. I did all of that and I did it by my damn self. You two flew around the world in a life of secrecy, having cocktails and brunch dates, while I was sweating, bleeding, working to have the best run of my entire career! And still I called you and welcomed you back with arms wide open. I was happy to still call myself a Crowe. I have my own bird based name but I didn’t demand to call us the Raven’s Nest. I was happy to still call myself under your name because it was never about who was above who! It was about three sisters working for equal success! It was about—
Chelsea Crowe: YOU DON’T GET TO TELL ME WHAT IT WAS ABOUT!! YOU WEREN’T EVEN HERE WHEN THIS ACTUALLY STARTED! YOU WERE JUST A REPLACEMENT WHEN PART OF MY MACHINE BROKE! YOU! ARE! NOTHING!
(Raven’s mouth hangs open as she stands paralyzed by Chelsea’s words. Jael, who has made it to her feet walks over and starts speaking inaudibly into Chelsea’s ear.)
Chelsea Crowe: You— You’re right. Raven. I’m sorry. We are sisters. We’re meant to be better than this. Things have just been stressful and emotional lately. Let’s… let’s all just get out of here. We can talk this out somewhere more peaceful.
(Raven looks at her partners before taking a deep breath and nodding her head. She drops her microphone and moves towards the ropes to exit with her friends.)
CJ Hana: Well that was intense to watch and OHMYGAWD! CHELSEA CROWE JUST HIT RAVEN OVER THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THAT MICROPHONE!! SHE DROPS THE MICROPHONE AND GRABS RAVEN BY THE HAIR AND SHOVES HER BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND NOW CHELSEA AND JAEL STOMPING A HOLE IN THEIR SO CALLED “SISTER”! JAEL AND CHELSEA BEATING RAVEN TO A PULP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! AND NOW CHELSEA STOMPING AND GRINDING HER FOOT INTO RAVEN’S FACE! STOMPING AND MASHING HER FOOT!
Gavin Kirkland: CHELSEA DROPS DOWN AND PUTS HER KNEES ONTO RAVEN’S SHOULDERS AND DROPS FISTS INTO HER FACE WHILE JAEL STILL STOMPS INTO HER MIDSECTION! THEY’RE TRYING TO DECIMATE THE WOMAN THAT BROUGHT THEM BACK TO THIS COMPANY! RAVEN IS BUSTED OPEN ON THE MAT AS NOW JAEL AND CHELSEA STAND OVER HER!
CJ Hana: Oh now that is just disgusting! They both just spit on Raven before they get out of the ring! Now these two nasty bitches are just walking up the ramp looking all too proud of themselves! Well they wanted the spotlight… now they got it and—
(The crowd begins to buzz.)
CJ Hana: Raven is crawling over to the ropes! She grabs the microphone Chelsea dropped!
(Raven spits a mouthful of blood out as she climbs herself up and props herself on the second rope, staring lasers through Jael and Chelsea on the stage through a blood soaked face.)
Raven Roberts: GET… BACK… DOWN… HERE…
(The crowd explodes at her words as she slowly pulls herself to her feet. Jael and Chelsea look at each other before rushing the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: JAEL SLIDES INTO THE RING AND RAVEN IS UNLOADING ON HER WITH SHOT AFTER SHOT! TAKING IT TO THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION! OH BUT CHELSEA GETS IN AND NOW THE TWO OVERTAKE RAVEN AND SHOVE HER BACK INTO THE CORNER! BOTH UNLOADING KICKS INTO HER STOMACH! THEY DRAG HER OUT AND NOW JAEL APPLIES AN OCTOPUS HOLD TO LOCK RAVEN IN PLACE! CHELSEA LINES UP! But… now she’s pausing? She’s picking up a microphone and grinning at Raven…
Chelsea Crowe: Say hi to April for me.
CJ Hana: CHELSEA DROPS THE MICROPHONE AND TAKES OFF! LOOKING FOR THE RUNNING KNEE DROP FACEBUSTER! CHELSEA GRIN!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT RAVEN POWERS HER WAY OUT OF THE OCTOPUS HOLD AND THREW HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY! CHELSEA COLLIDES WITH JAEL AND BOTH STUMBLE INTO THE ROPES! JAEL BOUNDS OFF AND GOES FOR RAVEN!
CJ Hana: TALON! RAVEN TAKES JAEL OUT WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK! THE CROWD IS GOING WILD RIGHT NOW! RAVEN TRIES TO GET TO HER FEET BUT NOW CHELSEA IS ALREADY ON HER AGAIN! POUNDING AT THE BACK OF RAVEN’S HEAD! RAVEN DRIVES WITH HER LEGS AND RUNS CHELSEA INTO THE ROPES! THEY BOUNCE BACK OFF THE ROPES AND RAVEN LEAPS UP WITH HER LEGS! ANGEL’S FALL! RAVEN THROWS CHELSEA BACK WITH THE CRUCIFIX BOMB! NOW RAVEN ROLLS BACK THROUGH! TRAPS CHELSEA’S ARM AS SHE WRAPS UP THE ARM TRIANGLE! TIES UP CHELSEA’S OTHER ARM WITH HER LEGS! RAVEN HAS THE HELL STRANGLE APPLIED! RAVEN IS LIKE A WOMAN ON A MISSION AS SHE SQUEEZES THE LIFE OUT OF CHELSEA! CHELSEA IS KICKING AND SWINGING HER LEGS BUT ITS NO USE! SHES FADING! CHELSEA IS OUT! CHELSEA CROWE PASSES OUT IN THE HELL STRANGLE!
(Raven releases the hold as she stands, wiping the blood from her face. She pauses in the ring and looks out, noticing the cheering crowd. She looks almost confused. She looks around and sees Jael laying on the mat from her Talon and Chelsea passed out from the choke. She looks back again to the cheering crowd and slowly begins to smile. She climbs up onto the turnbuckles and looks out over the sea of fans and throws her arms out, causing another thunderous roar from the crowd. Scene fades on Raven smiling through a bloodied face.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)