(EAW intro plays.)
( “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie begins to play over the sound system prompting the entire United Center to unleash proverbial hell with a storm of boos and heinous chants. The song lingers for a brief moment, and Veena Adams walks out dressed in low cut jean shorts with a fedora on and a tank top reading “#KINGSONLY”. Members of the audience on the begin pelting crumpled up programs and drinks in her direction up at the stage, and she lets out a big grin and a sarcastic wave to the audience. )
Maria Del Rey: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome at this time … the CO-COMMISSIONER TO SUNDAY NIGHT VOLTAGE, VEEEEEEENA AAADDAAAAAMS!!!!
CJ Hana: Oh lord… I don’t think a week has been long enough to brace for this.
Gavin Kirkland: Look at the coy smile all over Princess Veena’s face, she is just relishing the hatred being shown towards her right now from these Chi-town psychopaths! If I were you Veena I would get the hell out of this dump, I nearly got mugged three times just talking into the building! Couldn’t we have picked Rosemont instead? :mjcry:
CJ Hana: These people are ready to eat her alive, but the determined Voltage Co-Commissioner, from what we understand, will be speaking on behalf of the EAW Chairman himself, that being of course her uncle Ryan Adams. But we all know the real reason why she’s here Gavin, which is to pour salt in the fresh wounds of the entire Empire fanbase and the Empire roster who are all reeling from the news last week of this brand’s cancellation.
Gavin Kirkland: Assuming the worst as usual CJ. I’m quite befuddled by the happenings of the last seven days just as anybody else, but there are still many questions about the future of the Empire roster that perhaps Princess Veena is here to shed light on! Why not at the very least listen to what she has to say.
( Veena’s theme music dies down leaving behind a sea of angry Chicago fans unleashing their hatred towards her. Veena hangs her sunglasses on the collar of her tank top and cackles like a madwoman at the reception. )
Crowd: FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! VEENA SUCKS!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! VEENA SUCKS!!!!
FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! VEENA SUCKS!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! VEENA SUCKS!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! VEENA SUCKS!!!!
Veena Adams: :wow: Those ‘Thank You Veena’ chants mean everything to me. I’m so thankful for all of my fans! Hey you guys like the merch? Just seems, y’know, appropriate for the state of affairs in EAW wouldn’t you say?
( Veena shows off her “#KINGSONLY” tank top and smiles and waves to her ‘fans’. )
Veena Adams: Available on EAWShop.com right now by the way. Whew chile what a week huh? It feels as though my prayers were finally answered! I’ve been waiting for this day for the last three years now! This is a dream come true! I must truly be anointed and favored by Gawd because lord knows I’ve asked, and pleaded for this moment for so so long now! DING DONG THE EMPIRE IS DED 😀
Crowd: FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!!
Veena Adams: Awww what was that? “We love you Veena?” Oh em gee guys I love you too!!! You people are far too kind. Aaaanyways, I’m here for a number of reasons tonight, and I plan to get through them all, but I suppose you all would like an official public statement regarding the abrupt cancellation of EAW’s “””Flagship”””” show Thursday Night Empire. Well as a vocal and involved member of EAW management I’m just the girl to come out here tonight and give you all da business regarding exactly why, come EAW Season 13, Empire is no more. It’s actually a lot of reasons really, but the first and most important reason why we are doing away with EAW’s action packed, all female brand…… is because women suck at wrestling.
( Crowd boos tremendously, and Veena shrugs her shoulders. )
Veena Adams: I know I know right? Tell you something you don’t know. I’m sure a vocal minority of people will strongly beg to differ, but reality is reality my loves, and unfortunately we must all live in it. Women absolutely positively suck at wrestling, and trust me it’s not because they belong in the kitchen or stroking some billionaire’s balls on a yacht like the glorified concubine heauxs that they iz. Oh wait taahaa that’s also true. But the most important painful truth of the matter that none of the other board members in this company, barring my uncle, have the guts to tell you all in public, is that women are bad at BEING wrestlers. Most of the filthy whores on this Gawdforsakened brand are terrible at representing this company for the Land of the Elite that it truly is. And that’s because most of the filthy whores on this Gawdforsakened brand are terrible human beings. Period full stop.
I know that’s a tough pill to swallow, but ya better chew it honey, because chances are if you’re on Empire and you’re hearing the sound of my voice, you’re a bigger liability to this company than you are an asset. Fox might be my favorite news network, but when it comes to babysitting glorified walking cunts and keeping these heaux bags under control, you’re as bad as that Kenyan guy from Chicago who stumbled ass-first into the White Hous–
( The crowd becomes unglued with thunderous boos. Veena stops herself and covers her mouth in fake ‘shock’, and she is nearly pelted by a can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. )
Veena Adams: Omigawd sorry y’all I forgot this was a libtard city! My bad. Please forgive me. Sorryyy ohhhh. :lupe: Aaanyways, Fox did a shit job at managing a roster full of shit people; and I got to commend you girls backstage on this one, my uncle almost NEVER turns away from a bag, but he left half a billion on the table, half a billion! Why? Because he doesn’t want to deal with any of you. And nobody wants to fucking work with any of you. Sorry whores, but here’s a tough lesson maybe you oughta understand about this business, it’s not fucking ballet. Half of you had nothing to offer besides sub par matches, sour grapes and stupid gripes. Enough sour grapes to form your own rotten little vineyards. Of course they fucking cancelled Primadonnapire, PMSpire. You whores, like most women in general these days, are basically children with tits. Maybe I shouldn’t say that too loud though we are in the home of R. Kelly.
( The crowd shouts her down with even louder boos. )
Veena Adams: My uncle has this fabulous little routine about you whores in his new book “GAWDVERBS: A Machiavellian’s Guide To Un-Fucking Yourself” OFFICIALLY available for pre-order right now on Amazon and Kindle! It’s a chapter that he named “Mai anxietyyyyyyyy >.< ” Because that’s exactly what you heauxs bring to the table behind closed doors and away from the public. A lot of these heauxs are so rough and tough when they get in front of you and then behind closed doors it’s “But my spot on the card!!!!!!!!!” “Mai anxietyyyyyyyy >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< ” “This is tRiGgErInG mE!!!!” I MEAN JUST the softest most pathetic most ungrateful bags of silicon walking the face of the earth boy I tell ya! Unconscionable sluts with a Captain Marvel complex, no character, no accountability, nothing. Nada. Just headaches for every road agent and board member to have to deal with because not even the desperate virgins in the crowds are willing to stick around you long enough to be your 24/7 emotional tampons. This isn’t fucking hollywood, you don’t come to the Land of the Elite expecting to be written & produced to the top, you bust your ass for it and fucking earn it like the kings over in Voltage do 🙂
That being said I suppose we have to get into the lame logistics and all that (rolls eyes) *sigh* Soooo while the good news is, following the EAW Draft, Empire is gone and buried, that bad news is… all of the women on Empire will be drafted. But the good outweighs the bad in this situation, because unlike this brand which did nothing but enable entitled spoiled rotten little tramps, on the MALE brands, the COMPETENT brands, you heauxs are going to have to work for every last bit of your keep no matter how much you bitch main or complain otherwise. And unlike Foxpire that tended to your needs with that supplicating facetious corporate tone of theirs, the male brands are not going to have the time or the patience to put up with your shit. There’s plenty of scum sucking federations who need bottom of the barrell walking cunts just like you.
So you can expect all of the Empire women and their championships to be fed to the wolves come this glorious 13th season in the Land of Elite. Yes you heard me correctly, every championship — besides the Empire Tag Team Championships because fuck dem shitty copper coin looking bullshits — will be hurled into the den of wolves come Season 13. :mjlit:
( Crowd boos ferociously. )
CJ Hana: What the hell?! They’re getting rid of the Empire Tag Titles too?? This is just insult to injury!
Veena Adams: Oh god please don’t tell me you’re offended about losing your precious little meaningless desecrated Tag Title belts. Women are stronk right? You’re big girls right? Big fuckin deal, see how you coexist in the land of the big boy titles! I mean God how hard is it? Women have had a great history with the EAW Tag Team Championships! It’s not like the Jaded Hearts had a bust of a Tag Title run or anything. Not like Cameron Ella Ava needed a man to step in to keep her Tag Team Titles safe and sound… oh wait… oopsie, they did :lupe: ……. WELP at least we have something to look forward to! The belts are safe and sound with our #VOLTAGEKINGS, The Wildcards!
( A big mixed response comes from the crowd at the mention of Xander Payne and Myles. )
Veena Adams: Now we’re talking! See? REAL competitors. Not walking fleshlights. That’s what EAW is all about. The Wildcards are the true leader of the real and only legitimate tag division, and at Pain for Pride The Wildcards are going to put on a performance that will keep everyone at the edge of their seat, because they’ll be competing against The Flo Bros, and another team… a duo who have captivated you all with their grit and determination! The two! The only! THE REVOLUTION!
Crowd: THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS IS BULLSHIT!
Veena Adams: :ahh: “This Is Awesome” chants and the match hasn’t even started yet. I like the sound of that. A nice, pure, 3-way tag team epic for the Unified Tag Team Titles, now that–
( ‘The Resistance’’ by Skillet hits evoking a thunderous ovation from the fans, especially in response to Veena’s misogynistic scathing tirade. Constance Blevins and Minerva swiftly walk down to the ring dressed in their usual ring gear and the Empire Tag Team Championships around their waists, taking little time for the usual theatrics of their entrance. Constance Blevins enters the ring with a microphone snatched up from the apron first before Minerva closely follows behind her. )
Constance Blevins: Veena, I can’t even begin to start with the load of garbage that’s been flying out of your mouth. All I can say to that is that I’m a woman, I’m on Empire, and I’m not a slut, a complainer, or plastic, or any of the things that you’re accusing all of us of being with your infantile generalizations. Minerva and I aren’t here to whine about sour grapes, we’re here busting our asses every single week for you people. We’re no different than The Wildcards, or The Flobros, or any other team that puts in the work day in and day out, and the fact that you think it’s right to take away opportunities from us says a lot about how small of a person you truly are.
Veena Adams: Kay.
Minerva: (taking the mic from Constance) You know, dollface, it’s easy to generalize women as “lazy” and “entitled” when you’re the definition of lazy and entitled, but you don’t have to project your inadequacies on the rest of us. You may have been pampered by your rich and powerful family for most of your life, but some of us have things in our lives that we actually earned, like these Tag Team Championships. It’s tough being a failure who gave made a stab at being a wrestler and couldn’t hack it the way you did, but you aren’t going to deny us of opportunities just because we have more merit in our pinky finger than you will ever have in your entire fucking life.
Veena Adams: Please, spare me, you’d be nothing but a two dollar whore if it weren’t for my rich and powerful family.
Minerva: Maybe, but at least I’m not a two dollar whore with a rich and powerful family like you are.
( Veena’s facial expression changes to a more serious one. )
Constance Blevins: Do the right thing Veena, let us in that EAW Tag Team Title match. If you’re soooo secure on your “Voltage kings” then the least you could do is let them take on all comers. It’s one thing for you people to rip away our titles, but we aren’t going to be denied opportunities and simply take it lying down. Do the right thing. Add us to that championship match.
Veena Adams: (turning to the audience) Should I do it?
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Veena Adams: mmmmm ….
( Veena drops the mic, and “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie plays over the sound system as she casually exits the ring. Constance and Minerva stand by dumbfounded by Veena’s response. )
CJ Hana: Go ahead Gavin, defend this like you do everything completely insane that happens around here!
Gavin Kirkland: What’s there for me to say? We’re not the ones calling the shots here, as far as I’m concerned I’m an indentured guest! I’d better make good of the little bit of time I have because soon it’s back to sitting on late nights with Greg Gutfeld for me :mjcry:
CJ Hana: *sigh* Well at least we can take away some concrete outcomes from tonight, Empire will be no more at the start of Season 13 and the entire Empire roster will be submitted in the 2019 EAW Draft!
Gavin Kirkland: And all champions, barring the Empire Tag Team Champions, will be taking their titles with them! All jokes aside we should expect a Season 13 full of challenges and breakouts from the entire roster as they mingle with the men.
CJ Hana: It will be absolutely unpredictable to say the least!
(Commercial break — an ad for Sunday Night Voltage where you can see #VoltageKings such as The Wildcards, Impact, Rex McAllister, and more live and in the flesh for a long time–because Voltage isn’t getting cancelled, you see?)
(“Fight Song” by Sister Sin blasts through the speakers go by. A moment later, Fatal Destiny — Celes Dumont, Karina-Ann and their newest member, Miho Li come out from the back. The three women stand on top of the ramp as they take in the mixed reception from the crowd. The three women exchange looks on each other. Celes and Karina-Ann have smirks on their faces as Miho tries to match the same expression on their face.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is a 3-on-2 Handicap Match and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first… the team of Celes Dumont, Karina-Ann and Miho Li… they are FAAATTTTAAAALLLLLLLL DESSSSTIIINNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!
CJ Hana: These three are some of the hungriest women on the Empire roster. These women are constantly scratching and clawing for some sort of opportunity. Celes Dumont has made it clear that she is still going after the Specialists Championship! She has her eyes on Andrea Valentine and I’m interested to see if anything comes out on that! If she manages to pull off this victory, I think Kendra Shamez should take it under consideration! Right now in the commentary booth, we have a woman, who found herself in the crosshairs of Fatal Destiny these past few weeks! Along with her cat Yoshi San, welcome Io Ishimori!
(The camera pans to Io Ishimori with a headset on her head. In front of her and sitting on the desk is Yoshi San, who has a mini headset, which is perfect for the cat’s size.)
Io Ishimori: Yoshi San and I could not be more than thrilled to be out there.But, I’m not really here to chit-chat. I’m here to scout out the women, who have crossed me in ways that they shouldn’t have. I have not forgotten about what they made Miho do at Terminus and will be looking for any means necessary to get my revenge.
Gavin Kirkland: This is the first time that we are going to see these three women team up together. It makes me curious to see if someone like Miho Li, who has never teamed with Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann at the same time. She is familiar and has the chemistry with Celes, but does the dynamic shift when you have Karina-Ann in the same team?
CJ Hana: It seems like we’ll figure that out soon enough!
(“The Resistance” by Skillet replaces “Fight Song” plays throughout the arena. The crowd cannot help, but warm up to this tag team. Two women, who are such a breath of fresh air to the Empire Tag Team Championships, Minerva and Constance Blevins come out as they stand on top of the ramp. They are looking around the sold out crowd before looking at each other.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing their opponents … they are the Empire Tag Team Champions… the team of Constance Blevins and Minerva … they are HEEEAAAVVVEEEENNNNNLLLLYYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins and Minerva managed to shock the world by capturing the Empire Tag Team Championships at Terminus! They managed to pin my sweet Cleopatra to capture those championships, but it seems like the crowd has slowly embraced them as the champions! But, they don’t have that same chemistry like Celes Dumont, Karina-Ann and even Miho Li has. Sure, Miho has never teamed with Karina-Ann, but she knows about Celes and Celes knows about Karina-Ann, it seems like that team will balance out more!
CJ Hana: But, no one knew how Constance Blevins and Minerva would operate as a team, but they managed to capture those Empire Tag Team Championships with no problem at all! A team where these two women seem to be the opposite are able to put their differences aside and prosper is something that we love seeing on Empire! What do you think, Yoshi San?
Yoshi San: …
Io Ishimori: I agree. I just wanna see this match begin!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: 3-on-2 handicap match! Miho Li is starting it off for Fatal Destiny! Constance Blevins is starting it off for Heavenly Hell! I knew that at some point, we will see these two teams clashing, but was not expecting it so soon! However, this is going to be an entertaining match for sure! Constance and Miho lock up! It seems like Constance may be the stronger one out of the two as she manages to push Miho to one of the corners! Before the official could begin her count, Constance backs away from Miho with her arms where the official can see them! Miho looks like she is trying to adjust to the situation that she is in before getting herself in straight position! Constance is gesturing for Miho to come at her! The Empire Tag Team Champion has a sweet, but cocky demeanor to her! Miho runs towards Constance with a clothesline, but Constance manages to duck the clothesline! Miho stops herself as she turns around, but Constance connects with a calf kick to Miho in the stomach! Miho bends forward in response as Constance follows that up with a running swinging neckbreaker on Miho! Constance goes for the cover there!
Marti Solo: …ONE!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho Li gets a shoulder up! Miho clutches the back of her neck as she makes it back to a vertical base. Constance Blevins makes it back to her feet as well! Constance runs towards “The Invincible” with a clothesline, but Miho manages to duck the clothesline! CONSTANCE MANAGES TO GET A HOLD OF MIHO’S WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! THE SUPLEX WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO THROW MIHO ACROSS THE RING! Constance knows that she needs to keep this up! Miho makes it back up to her feet, but Constance manages to get a good hold of Miho by her arm before whipping her to the corner! Miho’s back collides with the corner! Constance runs towards Miho with a clothesline! CONSTANCE HAS MIHO BY HER ARM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BUNCH OF SHORT-ARMED CLOTHESLINES! CONSTANCE GOES FOR ONE FINAL SHORT-ARMED CLOTHESLINE BEFORE GIVING A LION ROAR! THIS GIRL TRULY MEANS BUSINESS! CONSTANCE PICKS UP MIHO AND CONNECTS WITH A HIPTOSS! CONSTANCE THEN BEGINS TO APPLY A CHINLOCK ON THE FATAL DESTINY MEMBER! MIHO FINDS HERSELF IN A BIT OF TROUBLE AS KARINA-ANN AND CELES DUMONT ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HER TO FIGHT THROUGH IT! CONSTANCE DRIVES HER KNEE ONTO THE SPINE OF MIHO BEFORE GETTING HER BY THE ARMS AND STRETCHING THEM BACK! MIHO SEEMS TO BE IN SOME PAIN AT THE MOMENT! KARINA-ANN AND CELES ARE CHANTING “FIGHT MIHO FIGHT”! THEY WANNA SEE HER FIGHT BACK! THEY WANNA SEE HER GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION!
Io Ishimori: If this was just Miho solely making the decision, she would be on the verge of quitting. This particular move isn’t enough to make her quit, but she probably wouldn’t do enough to beat Constance one-on-one. What do you think, Yoshi San?
Yoshi San: …
Io Ishimori: I think so, too, Yoshi San!
CJ Hana: Well…it seems like the encouragement from her stablemates seems to be working at the moment! Miho Li is mustering up strength to rise back to her feet, but Constance Blevins is trying to keep the younger woman down! Constance still has Miho’s hands bend back — Miho connects with a back kick to Constance’s stomach! This was enough to make “The Lioness” to release her hold on Miho! Miho connects with an enzuigiri as that makes Constance stumble to her side, but she is still sat down! Miho follows that up with a shining wizard as that knocks Constance to her side! Miho gets Constance to a seated position! She connects with a dropkick soon after! Constance is on her back as Miho gets the Empire Tag Team Champion in a headlock position before nailing her with a DDT! After, Miho gets Constance in a headlock position before running backwards into the corner and tagging in her cousin, Celes Dumont into the match! MIHO GETS THE HEADLOCK OUT OF CONSTANCE BEFORE WHIPPING HER TO THE ROPES! CONSTANCE REBOUNDS OFF THOSE ROPES, BUT MIHO CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! BEFORE CONSTANCE COULD FALL TO THE MAT, CELES MANAGES TO GET CONSTANCE IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! CELES HAS THE BRIDGED PIN ON THE SUPLEX AS SHE HOLDS IT THERE FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: …ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins kicks out! Celes Dumont has set her sights on Andrea Valentine and the Specialists Championship! If I were Andrea, I would be kind of scared at the moment. :lupe: This version of Celes Dumont has been terrifying to be in the ring against! Celes gets Constance up by her face and it seems like Celes is getting some trash talking into this match! CELES CONNECTS WITH A CHOP THAT STAGGERS CONSTANCE BACK! CELES CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER CHOP AND MAN, AREN’T THOSE PAINFUL TO WATCH? JUST LOOKING AT CONSTANCE’S CHEST, I CAN SEE IT GETTING KIND OF RED! CELES CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER HARSH CHOP AS SHE MANAGES TO BACK CONSTANCE TO THE CORNER! CELES GETS CONSTANCE BY THE ARM AS SHE WHIPS HER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROPES. CONSTANCE MANAGES TO STOP THAT AND COUNTERS THAT WHIP AS CELES SPRINGBOARDS OFF THOSE ROPES TO CONNECT WITH A METEORA ON THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION! CELES BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME STIFF PUNCHES! CELES IS NOT HOLDING BACK WHATSOEVER! I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THAT WOMAN! CELES TRANSITIONS THOSE PUNCHES TO SLAPS AROUND CONSTANCE’S FACE! THAT IS OCCURRING RAPIDLY UNTIL SHE RISES BACK TO HER FEET! CELES HAS A HUGE SMIRK ON HER FACE AS SHE IS WAITING FOR CONSTANCE TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET! CONSTANCE RISES TO HER FEET…
Io Ishimori: Slingblade by Celes Dumont! Constance Blevins seems to find herself in some trouble! With someone as chaotic as Celes, you can’t give her any time to breathe! The more time you give her, the more time you can give her to plan how she hurts you! What’s that, Yoshi San?
Yoshi San: …
Io Ishimori: What did I say about using that language?!?
Gavin Kirkland: For the love of Stephon Hunte, that is a ca—
CJ Hana: —And, Celes Dumont tries to get Constance Blevins to her feet! Celes is looking back at Constance’s partner, Minerva! Celes and Minerva did participate in a Chairs Match before Terminus and it played a role in the new approach we are getting from Celes! I think the last thing that any member of Fatal Destiny must happen is Minerva getting herself into this match! CELES CONNECTS WITH THE TWISTER SISTER — THE ROLLING SNAPMARE FOLLOWED BY A SHOOT KICK COMBINATION! CONSTANCE GOES DOWN AS CELES GOES OVER TO HER CORNER TO TAG IN KARINA-ANN INTO THE MATCH! THIS IS ONE OF GAVIN’S FAVORITE BLONDES! SHE WASN’T SO SUCCESSFUL IN DEFEATING RAVEN ROBERTS LAST WEEK, BUT SHE LOOKS TO PLAY A ROLE IN LEADING HER TEAM TO VICTORY THIS WEEK! KARINA-ANN SEES CONSTANCE BLEVINS STILL ON HER BACK BEFORE DELIVERING A FEW CHAOTIC STOMPS! THE OFFICIAL FINDS HERSELF NEEDING TO BACK KARINA-ANN A BIT AND TELL HER NOT TO GET HERSELF OUT OF HAND! KARINA-ANN REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES TO CONNECT WITH A LEG DROP ON CONSTANCE! KARINA-ANN STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins manages to kick out! The one thing that Constance needs to do in this match is tag in Minerva! The beautiful and blonde Karina-Ann gets Constance in position before applying an Indian deathlock on the Empire Tag Team Champion! By the look on Constance’s face, she is obviously in pain! If there was a moment where she needs the tag, it would be at this moment! She needs to make a tag to Minerva! Minerva is yelling for Constance to make it to their corner! You can see that Minerva REALLY wants to get into this match! Fatal Destiny has gotten most of the offense in this match! Constance is trying to drag her body towards her corner! She is reaching for Minerva’s hand at the corner! This is the one thing that Constance needs at the moment! She needs her fresh partner into the match! She is just inches way from making the tag! She is almost there! Constance tags in Minerva— no! Karina-Ann manages to release the Indian deathlock and pull Constance away from her partner! The crowd boos in response to that, but Karina-Ann could careless about that! KARINA-ANN GETS CONSTANCE BACK TO HER FEET — HEADBUTT BY CONSTANCE AS THAT MANAGES TO STAGGER KARINA-ANN BACK! KARINA-ANN CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH AS THAT STAGGERS CONSTANCE! CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH THAT STAGGERS KARINA-ANN AGAIN! CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING FOREARM AS THAT TAKES KARINA-ANN TO HER KNEE! CONSTANCE CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO KARINA-ANN’S HEAD! I THINK CONSTANCE CREATED AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAG IN MINERVA!
CJ Hana: Constance Blevins is reaching over to make a tag as she tags in Minerva into the match! Minerva connects with a running clothesline as that knocks down Karina-Ann! Minerva goes to the Fatal Destiny corner before knocking down Celes Dumont off the apron! Miho Li tries to connect with a forearm, but Minerva ducks the forearm! Karina-Ann from behind! Minerva saw Karina-Ann coming from a mile away and throws her shoulder first against the turnbuckle! Miho connects with a tag to Karina-Ann! This makes her the legal woman in this match now! Minerva goes after Miho with a clothesline, but Miho runs towards Minerva and connects with a sling blade that takes the Empire Tag Team Champion down! Minerva is holding her stomach in pain! Miho rises to her feet before getting Minerva to her feet! Minerva connects with a headbutt that staggers Miho back! Minerva sees that little window of opportunity before getting Miho by her ankles and tripping her to her knees! MINERVA GETS TO HER FEET AS SHE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A LOW DROPKICK THAT KNOCKS MIHO TO HER BACK! MINERVA GETS MIHO BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SEEDS OF EVIL — MINERVA’S VERSION OF A FISHERMAN’S BUSTER! MINERVA HOOKS THE LEG!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR—
Gavin Kirkland: CELES DUMONT BREAKS THE PINFALL UP! SHE SAVED THE MATCH FOR HER TEAM! CELES AND KARINA-ANN GET MINERVA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE DEVIL’S MASK — A DOUBLE HIPTOSS ON “THE GYPSY MOTH”! THE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A DOUBLE HANDSPRING BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DROPKICK THAT KNOCKS MINERVA TO HER BACK! THAT WAS A THING OF BEAUTY, CJ! CELES PATS MIHO ON THE BACK IN ENCOURAGEMENT! CELES GOES BACK TO HER CORNER AS MIHO TAGS IN CELES BACK INTO THE MATCH! CELES GETS MINERVA TO HER FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HEADBUTT THAT SENDS THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPION TO HER KNEES! CELES REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES BEFORE CONNECTING WITH METEORA! Celes connects with a series of punches towards Minerva’s face! Minerva tries to roll herself around! She is now punching Celes in the face! It seems like these two will be resuming what they left off from that Chairs Match several weeks ago! Minerva gets Celes back to her feet, but Celes pushes Minerva away from her! Minerva runs towards Celes, but Celes connects with a spinning backfist! This knocks Minerva to the ropes! Celes pulls Minerva closer before connecting with an Angel’s Touch — that spinning neckbreaker on Minerva as Constance goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR—
CJ Hana: Minerva kicks out at the last second! She is still in this match! It seems like Celes Dumont has intentions of ending this match right now! CELES TAGS IN KARINA-ANN BACK INTO THE MATCH! KARINA-ANN IS WAITING FOR MINERVA TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET! KARINA-ANN RUNS TOWARDS MINERVA — CLAYMORE KICK! MINERVA FALLS INTO A JUMPING REVERSE BULLDOG BY CELES! THE GOLDEN ARMAGEDDON! KARINA-ANN GOES FOR THE COVER! THIS MAY BE OVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins breaks the pinfall up! Miho Li goes right after Constance with a spear that takes the Empire Tag Team Champion down! Miho rolls Constance out of the ring, but seems that she is not down completely! She exits the ring before springboard herself from the second rope and connecting with the Miho-sault to the outside! The move connects on Constance! Both of these women are down!
CJ Hana: With the little distraction ringside, Karina-Ann manages to connect with a spinning heel kick on Minerva! Karina-Ann picks up Minerva and it seems like she is going for that Karina-Crush — that modified reverse leg drop! No! Minerva manages to spin herself out of the move! MINERVA WITH TWILIGHT — THE INVERTED FACELOCK ELBOW DROP ON KARINA-ANN! MINERVA SEEMS LIKE SHE IS MORE THAN READY TO END THIS MATCH! MINERVA INSTRUCTS FOR CONSTANCE TO GET BACK INTO THE RING! CONSTANCE PICKS UP KARINA-ANN IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION! MINERVA CLIMBS INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! SHE LEAPS OFF TO CONNECT WITH THE MODIFIED CUTTER — NO GLORY END OF STORY ON KARINA-ANN! MINERVA GOES FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
(Celes Dumont runs underneath the bottom rope to break up the count. The sound of a headset being taken off is heard. Io Ishimori holds Celes Dumont by the legs, holding her back.)
Marti Solo: THRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“The Resistance” plays again as Minerva gets on her knees! Karina-Ann rolls herself underneath the ring rope, where Miho Li is trying to help her up to her feet. Constance Blevins makes it to the ring and helps Minerva back to her feet.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH…THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… CONSTANCE BLEVINS AND MINERVA … HEEEEAVVEEEEENNNNNNNLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!
Gavin Kirkland: The Empire Tag Team Champions managed to conquer the odds going into this match! With this match being 3-on-2, I wasn’t quite sure if they were going to be able to pull this off, but they pick up a victory approaching Pain for Pride!
CJ Hana: Io Ishimori played a little role in getting Heavenly Hell that victory, but I believe she is more than anticipating the day that she gets her hands on Fatal Destiny! Fatal Destiny showed to be a fantastic collective moment, but Io did whatever she did to give Heavenly Hell the needed victory!
(Commercial break — an ad for Vanilla Coke Zero. Fuck that orange mess.)
(The camera cuts backstage where we see a determined Harlow Reichert pacing back in forth between the General Manager’s office and the edge of the catering table. She nibbles at her fingernails as she mumbles to herself instinctively.)
(The Visual Prophet sashays into the frame, much to the dismay of the crowd as he appears on the tron. He walks directly in front of Harlow and the camera follows him as he reaches for the seedless purple grapes on the table.)
Visual Prophet: Ooooh, now that’s what I’m talking about! Things certainly have changed here since the last time I was on Empire, wouldn’t you say so?
(He pops a few grapes into his mouth and takes a look around him. He sees Harlow nervously pacing and sighs audily.)
Visual Prophet: Girl, what’s wrong with you? You that broken up about Empire going down the shitter?
Harlow Reichert: I’m glad you asked. Because hell yes, I’m pissed off. I’m in utter shock and disappointment that a brand that I committed so much of myself to, a brand I wanted to use as my platform to turn into a star…is now nothing. A little ironic, I guess, being that I hardly even wanted to be here to begin with. But that changed some time ago. I decided that I wanted to take all of this seriously, I made a vow to myself that I was going to improve myself, get better week after week and finally make an impact on Empire. But my time is running up. I fucked around and got left off of another Free-Per-View AGAIN. And it’s nobody’s fault but my own, I get that, Andrea beat me for the contendership, and that’s that. But Pain for Pride is my last shot to take a stand for Empire and represent the brand I started on and to end Season 13 on a good note. But…it’s already starting to look like the card is jam packed with stuff…I don’t know if there’s a place for me…
Visual Prophet: Well, uhhh, actually…nah, let me mind my business.
Harlow Reichert: What are you thinking?
Visual Prophet: This damn Cash in the Vault match is still looking like Empire needs one more representative. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, doll face.
Harlow Riechert: You know something? That’s a fantastic idea. I bet you Kendra still has no idea who her Cash in the Vault qualifying match will include–so maybe this is my last chance, my final shot. And imagine how good it’ll feel for me to hoist that briefcase up in the air and have a guaranteed opportunity for me to secure a World title match!
(Harlow, without knocking, rushes straight into General Manager Shamez’s office to demand her shot at a Cash in the Vault qualifying match.)
Visual Prophet: (He chuckles as he continues to nibble on his snacks.) Silly bitch. She got spunk, though, kinda cute. But damn naive. Like she could ever stand a chance against–
???: I KNEW YOU WOULD BE HERE!
(Celes Dumont rushes into the frame, much to the surprise of the Visual Prophet. He looks her up and down, raising his three-eyed sunglasses to get a good look at her.)
Visual Prophet: Do I know you?
Celes Dumont: Viz…Visual Prophet..it’s so nice for us to finally be able to meet you.
(The Visual Prophet turns his head and looks around to see who the “us” Celes may be referring to, being that she’s the only one standing in front of him.)
Visual Prophet: “Us?” Girl, what the hell you going on about?
Celes Dumont: Sorry–me. It’s great for me to finally meet you. I’m a huge fan of yours, Viz. Every since you landed on the scene at Elite Answers Wrestling, I knew you were going to change this place, we–I knew you were going to go down as one of the greats. Look at you, already a former New Breed Champion, soon to be Main Eventer if you aren’t considered one already–definitely a future WORLD Champion, if you ask me! Viz, it’s such an honor to have you back on Empire. I only wish you and I could work together in some capacity–I might have something you could help me with, actually–
Visual Prophet: Oh, no no no, sweetie, I don’t have time for this. Calm your hyper ass down, first of all. And don’t you see me trying to eat over here?! The nerve of you. I only wish the chairman rid EAW of you all entirely.
(Visual Prophet gathers up an entire cheese and crackers platter and begins to walk off in the opposite direction. A sly smile grows across Celes’ face.)
Celes Dumont: Well, Viz…I guess you’re just going to have to miss…the panty raid.
(Visual Prophet stops in his tracks. He turns back around to face Celes.)
Visual Prophet: The who? Come again?
(The camera cuts back to the ring where “We R Who We R” by Ke$ha begins to play as Silver Ann Gold makes her way from behind the curtains to a huge ovation from the crowd)
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT A MINUTE! PANTY RAID?!?! A PANTY RAID ON EMPIRE?! I NEED TO SEE MORE OF THIS, I NEED TO–
Maria Dey Rey: This match is set for ONE FALL! And introducing first from Los Angeles, California and weighing in at 110 POUNDS! SILVER! ANN! GOLD!
CJ Hana: Oh look, Gavin… Silver is blonde, are you gonna mesmerize yourself with her?
Gavin Kirkland: Nah, nothing beats my Cleo but Silver Ann Gold is definitely a young hot prospect in the EAW. I’ll love to see what the future lies for her moving forward. She’s got some tough competition coming up though.
(“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj plays as Felix Hartley seductively makes her way from behind the curtain to a mix crowd reaction)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent, from Las Vegas, Nevada and weighing in at 114 POUNDS… FELIX HARTLEY!
CJ Hana: Felix has definitely shown no shame in her game as of late and if you missed out on Showdown, you might want to go watch it so you know understand what I mean.
Gavin Kirkland: That damn SOSA guy is so lucky. Maybe I should grow dreads?
CJ Hana: No, Gavin… No…
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: This match is underway! We have two young competitors in the ring but Felix has been red-hot as of late by defeating every single opponent in her way! Can she continue this streak against this hungry Elitist in Silver Ann Gold? We shall see as these two officially lock up with one another! But Felix gains control pushes Silver onto the ground! And now Felix with a taunt and she blows a fake kiss at Silver Ann Gold while she’s looking up at Felix!
CJ Hana: Felix just makes everything look easy inside that ring. Regardless of her reputation, you gotta admit that she’s highly talented! Silver stands back up to her and she CHARGES for Felix but nobody home! Felix moves out of the way as Silver goes crashing into the turnbuckle! AND NOW FELIX CHARGES WITH A CARTWHEEL KICK THAT CONNECTS ONTO SILVER ANN!
Gavin Kirkland: Silver might be in trouble! Felix is looking to prove a point that she’s going to become the New Breed Champion at Pain for Pride! SHE HAS SILVER NOW BY THE HAIR AND SHES GOING FOR THE TORNADO DDT BUT NO! COUNTER BY SILVER ANN GOLD! AND SHE PLANTS FELIX WITH A SUPLEX! FELIX DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING!
CJ Hana: Big ups for Silver! She’s also looking to prove a point here tonight! Felix is down holding her head as Silver makes her way over and goes for a legdrop on Felix that connects! And now the cover by Silver!
Gavin Kirkland: Kick out by Felix! Silver doesn’t waste time as she grabs Felix back up again and this time she whips her into the ropes and here comes a clothesline from Silver! BUT A MISS! FELIX DUCKS AND NOW FELIX WITH ANOTHER CARTWHEEL KICK BUT SHE MISSES AS WELL! HOWEVER FELIX IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN HER BALANCE AND SHE LANDS ON HER FEET AND TURNS AROUND INTO A SUPERKICK FROM SILVER ANN GOLD!
CJ Hana: NO! FELIX IS ABLE TO DUCK AND NOW FELIX WITH A STEP-UP ENZUIGIRI THAT KNOCKS THE TEETH OUT OF SILVER ANN GOLD! FELIX IS BACK IN CONTROL OF THIS MATCH, GAVIN!
Gavin Kirkland: Yes she is! No one can deny that Felix is crafty and she’s just shown that! Silver Ann is holding her jaw as Felix looks to fix herself up a bit then pulls Silver by the hai–WAIT! Silver pushes off and starts landing punches into the face of Felix! Felix is back up to the corner as Silver is hammering off left and rights!
CJ Hana: Felix doesn’t know what hit her as Silver is now stomping a mudhole into Felix as she drops down on the bottom turnbuckle! Then Silver starts using her leg to choke Felix as the referee breaks it up before she snaps Felix’s neck! Boy! Silver is showing us that she is a young warrior to have Felix down in that position!
Gavin Kirkland: But isn’t that her favorite position? Oh well! Now Silver is pumping up a bti! She can feel it, CJ! SHE AWAITS FOR FELIX TO GET BACK ON HER FEET! AND HERE GOES A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! AND IT CONNECTS! FELIX’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE MAT! AND NOW YOU KNOW WHAT’S NEXT?! SILVER ANN GOLD GOING UP ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! SHE’S LOOKING FOR A HIGH RISK MOVE HERE!
CJ Hana: If Silver Ann misses this, I don’t think this will be good for her as she finally makes it up the top ropes and she’s going for the Gold Dust Crash! 450 SPLASH AND IT CONNECTS! SILVER ANN JUST CONNECTED THE 450 SPLASH AND THIS COULD BE IT! FELIX ISN’T MOVING AND THE COVER HAS BEEN MADE!
Gavin Kirkland: Kick-out by Felix right before the three count! Amazing! And that move by Silver was absolutely refreshing to see. Felix didn’t predict this fight would be this competitive as Silver is showing why she deserves to be in the ring with her! She thought that was it but now she has Felix back on her feet and she connects with a uppercut to the chin! Felix gets knocked back down and Silver is going up again! THIS TIME FOR THE GLITTERBOMB–NO! FELIX KIPS UP! WHAT THE HELL?! FELIX NOW WITH A DOGGYSTYLE OFF THE TOP ROPES ONTO SILVER ANN GOLD AND IT CONNECTS!! FELIX HAS SILVER WHERE SHE WANTED HER!
CJ Hana: That was a great play by Felix because that saved her some time to recover from Silver’s attacks! Now Felix is back up on her feet, struggling a little bit but she’s up and Silver is barely getting up as well! Felix stares at Silver as she’s looking for the finishing move here! ASS, CLASS AND SASS!! NO!! SILVER WITH A REVERSAL AND SHE COUNTERS FELIX INTO THE GOLDEN CUTTER!! AND IT CONNNECTS!! FELIX IS DOWN AGAIN!!
Gavin Kirkland: Silver Ann Gold just needs to make the cover! AND IT COULD BE OVER AGAIN! SHE FINALLY DOES AND NOW HERE IT GOES!! WHAT AN UPSET VICTORY!
CJ Hana: No! Felix is able to kick out again! Someone tell me what Felix ate this morning because this young lady is not going down without a fight! Silver looks a bit frustrated after that one as she looks to be going for another Golden Cutter on Felix!! AND IT–NO!! FELIX WITH A COUNTER INTO A JAWBREAKER! AND NOW BOTH LADIES ARE DOWN AFTER THAT QUICK MOVE FROM OUR NEW BREED CONTENDER!
Gavin Kirkland: Who will make it up first?! It looks like Felix will be the one! BUT SILVER IS UP SHORTLY AFTER! FELIX CHARGES THOUGH!! SILVER TRIPS FELIX INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND SHE GOES FACE FIRST AS HER HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES!! AND NOW SILVER IS LOOKING FOR THE SLICE BREAD AS SHE GRABS FELIX BY THE HAIR AND GOES UP THE TURNBUCKLES BUT FELIX PUSHES OFF AND SILVER GOES CRASHING ON THE MAT!
CJ Hana: Great thinking by Felix as she makes her way back over to Silver and she grabs Silver by the hair and she hits the #BADBITCH TAKEDOWN! AND NOW FELIX WITH HER FIRST COVER OF THIS MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: Silver Ann Gold with a kick-out! No worries for Felix as she grabs her up again for another takedown but this time, Silver Ann Gold is ready for it! SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE ONTO FELIX THAT CONNECTS! SILVER ANN IS NOW HEADING BACK UP THE TOP ROPES AND SHE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER 450 SPLASH ONTO FELIX!! BUT WAIT A SECOND!! FELIX POPS BACK UP QUICKLY!
CJ Hana: ASS, CLASS AND SASSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FELIX HARTLEY JUST HIT THAT FINISHER WHILE SILVER ANN WAS STILL ON THE TOP ROPES PREPARING HERSELF FOR THE 450 SPLASH!! AND NOW HERE GOES THE COVER AGAIN BY FELIX!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Here’s your winner of the match… FELIX HARTLEY!
(“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj plays again as Felix Hartley stands over Silver Ann Gold with her hands raised in victory)
Gavin Kirkland: Tough battle for Felix here tonight! Nonetheless, I’m sure she’s gained respect for the young lady that just joined the EAW because Silver Ann Gold was rocking it tonight as well!
CJ Hana: Yes, indeed, Gavin but Felix now has more momentum in her corner heading towards Pain for Pride 13 where she hopes that she’ll get to meet up with SOSA Henderson–should Serena Bennett allow it!
(Commercial break — an ad for Boxy Charm subscription service featuring the Jaded Hearts.)
(Empire returns from commercial break. Our view of the ring is obscured as every light in the arena is out, apart from cell phones and lighters that the fans hold up in the air.)
Gavin Kirkland: Um…CJ?
CJ Hana: What is it, Gavin?
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t see a damn thing. I tried to reach for my phone, but–look, is that your leg, or my third that I’m touching right now?
(CJ is heard sighing loudly as a spotlight is turned on and lands in the center of the ring where we see Amber Keys seated cross-legged on an armchair. She holds in her hands what looks to be a children’s book with a defaced picture of Cleopatra on the cover and wears a headset with a microphone on her head. Upon realizing it’s Amber in the ring, the crowd in the arena immediately begins to boo and sneer at Amber. The microphone picks up her giggles.)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, perfect. Not her again.
CJ Hana: I thought you liked Amber Keys?
Gavin Kirkland: That might’ve been true, CJ, but I LOVE Cleopatra. I know, I know, I’ve been a die-hard Queen’s Court fan since day one. But Amber is a cold hearted bitch and I have no respect or appreciation for a woman as evil and twisted as she is–believe me, CJ, this isn’t easy for me to say. But I hate Amber Keys. Really and truly.
CJ Hana: :picard: Well then.
(The booing doesn’t seem to die down, but that doesn’t stop Amber from addressing the crowd in the United Center tonight.)
Amber Keys: Do you even know why you boo me? Why you’ve allowed your hearts to be filled with so much hate for me? Because if you knew, if you paid close enough attention, and if you read between the lines–I’m the hero of this fucking story. I told you all a long, looooong time ago that I was going to save you all from allowing women’s wrestling to be disgraced any further than it already has been. That I was going to restore this division to its former glory, shed salvation unto you, make you all aware of the truth–but I let my selfless heart get in the way of my goals and instead, focused on helping those women who at the end of the day ended up undeserving of my time and efforts. And while one those women got herself merked on live TV, I’m still forced to deal with the other. And her name is Cleopatra.
(Amber holds up the cover of her storybook for the camera to see. It reads “CLEOPATRA: THE FIRST QUEEN OF EMPIRE.” Amber clears her throat, opens up her book, and begins to read aloud.)
Amber Keys: Chapter One. Once upon a time, there was Vixen named Cleopatra. She traveled the world, far and wide, in hopes that she would one day compete in a magical land called Elite Answers Wrestling. EAW was a world that she knew many, many, many lifetimes ago. Cleopatra was once considered very successful before she retired. Oh, yes, Cleopatra was admired very much by the ignorant peasants who considered themselves big fans of all the work that was done in Elite Answers Wrestling, but all of Cleopatra’s was success was a lie. See, Cleopatra was a notorious trickster. She lied to everybody! Yes, she lied to those fans, she tricked her admirers, she bewitched everyone who crossed paths with her so that they wouldn’t be able to see exactly how pathetic she actually was, so that they couldn’t see who she was deep down inside. Cleopatra used this influence to take advantage of the system in place, utilize EAW’s weaknesses for her own gain…and despite the way she carried herself, regardless of how much the people admired her, she would always be a fraud. All the admiration and prestige that came with her legacy and her name would eventually be put out there for the entire world to see–for her old age and indecency eventually caught up with her, and she’d have no choice but to face the wrath of her maker directly.
(Amber pauses, setting the book down on her lap.)
Amber Keys: Imagine that. Imagine living a life and claiming success over a career that was nothing but a sham. Imagine that you were somehow entitled to all the glory and honor that came with a true legend in this business, all because you tricked people into thinking that you are far more than you are. Imagine returning to EAW, claiming you would never in your life play “second fiddle” to anyone, and only allowing yourself to fall short time and time again, week after week, failing to deliver to your promises, trying to make a mockery out of Cloud Matsuda’s reign, demanding World Championship Status–then falling in line like the bitch you always were. All bark, and no bite. Went and answered to every last command of Madison Kaline, and let her show you up just like every other competitor of yours did–
(The lights in the arena “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar begins to play throughout the arena speakers, and the crowd explodes with a massive pop for the Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra. Stunned, Amber kicks her chair back and drops her storybook in the floor, seemingly in disbelief that Cleopatra is actually in the arena here tonight. Yet, there she stands, live and in the flesh, frowning as she steps out from behind the curtain and onto the stage with a microphone in hand.)
Cleopatra: Enough is enough, Amber…I thought we cared about each other. I thought we could tell each other everything. All of your concerns, I hear them, there’s no reason that this isn’t a conversation that could have been held in private. Is there a reason you won’t speak to me directly, Amber? Any particular reason why you can’t confront me but instead, have resorted to useless mind games and other tactics to try and get a rise out of me? I have nothing but respect and admiration for you. You don’t need to take these channels in order to get your point across to me.
Amber Keys: Fuck you, Cleopatra. This is different, there’s no patching things up after this, there’s no trying to make everything right between us anymore. Terminus was the end of the Queen’s Court. Rather fitting end to our story, if you ask me.
Cleopatra: You say I’m all talk Amber, but it doesn’t look to me like you’re at all interested in doing anything in that ring besides talking each week.
(The crowd gives Cleo a small pop at her suggestion.)
Cleopatra: If you really think you’re that much better than me, Amber, that my entire career and legacy was a “sham,” then put it to the test. Once and for all. If the Queen’s Court is really dismissed, then let’s lay it to rest–properly. And I hope that maybe after I defeat you cleanly, we can go back to being friends once you realize how wrong you were this entire time.
Amber Keys: Don’t make me laugh. It’d be a fucking honor for me to put you back in your place, put you back on the shelf, and rid this company of your petulant essence forever. Truthfully, Cleo, this ring isn’t big enough for the both of us anymore. I’ve overgrown. And if you want me to deliver a beating to you so badly, then fine. I’ll do just that. But I’ll make it so that you can never stink up my ring again, so that you can never return to this business to try and work your magic and trickery on these people again, because they deserve better. When I face you Cleopatra, I want this to be the end of this. Forever. I want to face you at Pain for Pride in a Loser Leaves Company match.
(The crowd roars in approval. Cleopatra is seen frowning and shaking her head, as she neither accepts nor rejects Amber’s challenge. “All It Takes For Your Dreams” to come true begins to play throughout the arena speakers as we cut back to Amber in the center of the ring, who is now talking shit to Cleopatra from over the ropes.)
CJ Hana: I can’t believe what I just heard. Pain for Pride 13 could very well be the end of the career of one of these two women, as the loser will be forced to leave Elite Answers Wrestling! Gavin, what do you think?! Should Cleopatra accept this match and put her career on the line while trying to take out her best friend?!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: FUCK.
(Commercial break — an ad for water. Stay hydrated folks.)
(Empire returns from commercial break and cuts to the women’s locker room area. Andrea Valentine has stepped out of the shower. She wraps her hair up in a towel in the mirror as Consuela Rose Ava rushes up behind her.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Andrea–you have to see this!
Andrea Valentine: Huh? See what?
Consuela Rose Ava: The women’s locker room has been trashed!
(Consuela grabs Andrea by the hand and drags her into the dressing room, where we see clothes and bags scattered all over the floor. Cosmetic items have splashed over the walls and on the carpets, ring gear and boots are tangled up in a sea of clothing that’s impossible to navigate without stepping on something.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Who the hell could have done this!? What the fuck do they want with our stuff?
Andrea Valentine: Bullshit, most of this is MY stuff! And I have a fucking main event match later. How the hell am I going to get ready for this now???
(The camera transitions back to ringside and cuts to Maria, who’s standing by with a smile on her face.)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Rise” by League of Legends begins to blare across the public address system. The crowd inside the United Center rise to their feet and begin to cheer.)
Maria Del Rey: INTRODUCING FIRST…. FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA… WEIGHING IN AT 138 POUNDS… SHE IS THE BIRD OF PREY… RAVEN ROBERTS!
CJ Hana: Here comes Empire’s first entrant for Cash in the Vault, Gavin! I know Raven has expressed some frustration over being stagnant and that she feels she hasn’t progressed much this year, but you have to consider her the heavy favorite to capture the briefcase this year. Her experience in last year’s match and coming so close will definitely serve her well come Pain for Pride.
Gavin Kirkland: Or just lead her to bitter disappointment once again. You know, one thing I’m not going to miss about seeing these bitches on a weekly basis is their complaining.
CJ Hana: Well be that as it may, I know Raven will rise to the occasion and give it everything she’s got come Pain for Pride, and tonight as well.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah yeah. We all know she’s as tough as they come. Blah blah.
(Raven makes her way to the ring, acknowledging the fans along the way, and gets inside. She takes her corner and her theme music fades out. It is soon replaced by Queen’s popular tune, “Another One Bites The Dust” and all those cheers Raven had just received immediately turned to jeers.)
Maria Del Rey: AND HER OPPONENT…
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed:
Maria Del Rey: FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… HE STILL CLAIMS TO BE THE FACE OF EMPIRE… THE VISUAL PROPHET!!!!
(The Visual Prophet, Nina, and Kimmy make their way onto the stage. Nina is cuddling the precious tiger cub straight from North Korea to her chest while Viz plays to the crowd. Clearly they hate him.)
Gavin Kirkland: I really don’t get the hate for this man who was the saving grace of this brand a few months ago. Had Viz become a permanent fixture on Empire then we probably wouldn’t be in this situation to begin with. Women were never meant to be showcased or highlighted, because the second they fucking are, stupid shit like this happens. All these goddamn bitches are the reason why you and I are prob-
CJ Hana: Gavin, just don’t. Lets just call this match and enjoy it for what it is. We don’t have that many left and even though I can’t stand you, you’re still my partner in this.
Gavin Kirkland: Fine.
(The Visual Prophet slides inside the ring and taunts Raven, while Nina and Kimmy stay put on the outside. Viz purposely waste time, getting himself settled in and ready for the match, while Raven just can’t help but roll her eyes. Viz FINALLY signals that he’s ready, well after his music has played out. Raven, to her credit, has patiently waited, not letting Viz’s attempt at playing games get to her. The referee calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: This match is going to be interesting Gavin! I’m excited to see what Raven can do against Viz in a one-on-one match! Back at King of Elite, it was Damon Diesel that ate the pin, allowing Viz to become the New Breed Champion.
Gavin Kirkland: You right. Viz immediately goes for Raven’s leg, looking to bring her down on the mat! But Raven is able to strike first, and she swipes Viz’s feet out from underneath of him! Raven looking for a quick roll-up, but Viz rolls through and gets back up. He grabs Raven in a front face lock, but she is able to grip Viz around the waist and bring him down to the mat. The two grapple around for a few moments, neither one willing to conceded the dominant position to the other.
CJ Hana: Raven and Viz both work their way back up to a vertical base, and it’s Raven who grabs control of Viz’s arm and drives her elbow into his shoulder blade. She works him right back to the ground, and traps that arm, bending it back, and looking for a quick submission.
Gavin Kirkland: She’s literally never going to submit Viz, CJ. Get a grip. Besides, Viz has his foot on the ropes and Raven has no choice but to let go of the hold.
CJ Hana: Raven does break, but she goes right back on the attack. She wraps her arm around Viz’s neck and pulls him up. Viz drives his elbow into her gut, which forces her to let go and back off, and now Vizzy is grabbing her arm! Viz has the wrist, and he begins twisting it and torquing it. Raven flips herself to the ground, grab Viz’s leg, and drops him face first into the mat. She holds onto that leg and gets up, wrapping the former New Breed Sovereign in a single-leg Boston crab! Viz reaches out and grabs the bottom rope with his hands, and once again Raven is forced to break.
Gavin Kirkland: Raven returns her feet and Viz gets up as well. The two competitors are circling one another now and it’s Viz who initiates the collar-and-elbow tie-up. These two are trying to gain the upper-hand on one another, and finally Viz forces Raven all the way back into the corner. Viz transitions into a choke, and the referee starts the count. Viz breaks at the last possible second, and backs up ever so slightly… SLAP THE RAVEN’S FACE! Love it!
CJ Hana: All that’s done is annoyed Raven though!
Gavin Kirkland: Viz is mocking Raven, and she’s just shaking her head! Raven dives towards Viz, but he is able to side step her! Raven puts on the breaks before she crashes into the turnbuckles, but Viz slams his fist into her kidney area and sends her down to the mat. Viz is stomping away on Raven’s back now, while Raven attempts to crawl towards the ropes. Viz grabbing her by the ankle now, and pulling her back to the center of the ring. Viz quickly going for that ankle lock, but Raven kicks him back with her free leg, and forces herself back up!
CJ Hana: Vizzy looks at Raven and beams, and holds out his arm! He wants a test of strength! Raven shrugs and goes for it! Their shoulders clash together and of course it’s Viz who is able to gain the advantage here! He forces Raven back against the ropes and unleashes a brutal chop to her chest! Viz let’s lose with another! Raven winces in pain but she starts fighting back with a series of chops of her own!! Viz is forced to back up but Raven doesn’t stop!!! Raven chops Viz all the way into the corner and begins driving her knee into his gut!! Raven peppers Vizzy with forearms! Now Raven is showing off her insane striking ability! Those Muay Thai kicks and palm strikes are leaving their mark on Viz! Viz tries to cover up but Raven grabs him by the hair and jams her knee into his face!
Gavin Kirkland: She must be PMSing tonight.
CJ Hana: Raven drags Viz out of the corner and lifts him up! Northern lights suplex into a bridge for the pin!!
Gavin Kirkland: Viz powers out!
CJ Hana: Raven is not deterred though!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven pulls Viz up and nails him with an uppercut. Viz staggers back! Raven looks for a right hand, but Viz manages to block! He rakes his hand across Raven’s face and kicks her to the side!
CJ Hana: Viz is taking a moment to shake off the flurry of offense that Raven just unleashed on him. Meanwhile, Raven is regrouping and she’s going right back after Viz! Viz takes his foot and slams it into her stomach, and forces Raven back into the corner! Viz with two more brutal chops and Raven’s chest has turned an ugly shade of red! Viz bends his head and starts thrusting his shoulder into Raven’s gut! There’s not much Raven can do right now! Viz steps back… IKE TURNER SPECIAL!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT SPINNING BACK FIST CONNECTS!!! VIZ GRABS RAVEN BY THE NECK AND SNAPS HER DOWN INTO A SITTING POSITION!!! VIZ WITH SEVERAL STIFF KICKS TO RAVEN’S BACK!!! VIZ JERKS RAVEN UP BY THE HAIR AND GETS HER INTO POSITION!!! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! VIZ PLANTS RAVEN!!! VIZ WITH THE COVER!!!
CJ Hana: RAVEN KICKS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: VIZ MOUNTS RAVEN HAHAHA THAT’S FUNNY AND BEGINS PUNCHING HER IN THE FACE! RAVEN THROWS HER HANDS UP TO PROTECT HERSELF BUT VIZ GETS UP AND PULLS HER UP TOO! VIZ WHIPS RAVEN INTO THE ROPES! RAVEN FLIES AT VIZ! VIZ WITH A CLOTHESLINE! RAVEN DUCKS UNDERNEATH!! VIZ WHIRLS AROUND AS RAVEN HITS THE BRAKES! RAVEN SPINS AROUND!! THAT’S THE FACELIFT!!!
CJ Hana: THE SPINNING HEEL KICK SENDS VIZ TO THE MAT AND RAVEN GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: VIZ POWERS OUT!
CJ Hana: This time it’s Raven who gets on top and she begins to punch Viz! She’s hitting him with rights and lefts, and Viz is quick to throw her off! Raven goes right back to Viz but he rolls out of the way and grabs the ropes! The referee has to make Raven leave him be and that allows Viz to pull himself back up! Raven rushes towards Viz! She’s looking to connect with the running knee!
Gavin Kirkland: VIZ MOVES! RAVEN SLAMS INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! VIZ GRABS RAVEN AND ROLLS HER UP!!!
CJ Hana: BUT RAVEN ROLLS THROUGH!! RAVEN LOOKING FOR A BOOT TO THE FACE ON VIZ BUT HE GRABS HER BY THE FOOT AND SLINGS HER TO THE MAT! VIZ KEEPS CONTROL AND THERE’S THE VIZ LOCK! RAVEN IMMEDIATELY TRIES TO COUNTER BUT SHE IS UNABLE TO TURN HERSELF AROUND! VIZ CINCHES THAT HOLD IN TIGHTER AND RAVEN LETS OUT A CRY!
Gavin Kirkland: Gawd help us if Raven submits again. She might truly have a psychotic break.
CJ Hana: :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN IS DIGGING DEEP AND FORCING HER WAY TO THE ROPES! VIZ IS TRYING TO HANG ON BUT RAVEN IS FIGHTING HARD AND TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS AND INTERRUPT VIZ’S MOMENTUM!!! RAVEN STRETCHES HER LONG LIMBS OUT AND SHE IS ABLE TO GRAB THE BOTTOM ROPE! VIZ IS LIVID!! HE SLAMS RAVEN’S ANKLE INTO THE MAT AND BEGINS STOMPING ON IT! RAVEN HAULS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING AND HITS THE GROUND!!! NINA AND KIMMY SCRAMBLE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING WHILE VIZ CLIMBS OUT!
CJ Hana: VIZ IS STANDING ON THE APRON AND SIZING UP RAVEN WHILE SHE BASICALLY IS STANDING ON ONE LEG! VIZ TAKES OFF RUNNING!! DROP KICK OFF THE APRON!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN MOVES! RAVEN ROBERTS MOVED OUT OF THE WAY!!! VIZ CRASHES TO THE GROUND!!! RAVEN PULLS HERSELF UP ON THE APRON AND LOOKS TO THE ROPES!!! RAVEN HOBBLES TO THE TURNBUCKLES AND SHE’S CLIMBING THEM!
CJ Hana: RAVEN IS FAVORING HER ANKLE BUT WE ALL KNOW SHE HAS NO FEAR! RAVEN GETS HERSELF SET AND LOOKS DOWN AT VIZ!!
Gavin Kirkland: NINA IS ON THE APRON! NINA AND KIMMY ARE ON THE APRON AND NINA IS SCREAMING AT RAVEN! RAVEN GETS DOWN AND LIMPS TOWARDS VIZ’S PERSONAL ASSISTANT!!! NINA CONTINUES TO SHOUT IN RUSSIAN AND VIZ IS USING THE DISTRACTION TO HIS ADVANTAGE TO CLIMB BACK INTO THE RING!!!
CJ Hana: VIZ IS BEHIND RAVEN NOW AND NINA IMMEDIATELY HURRIES DOWN THE RING STEPS! VIZ GOES FOR THE KISS TO THE HEAD BUT RAVEN DROPS TO THE MAT!!! VIZ MISSES AND RAVEN GRABS HIM, BRINGING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! RAVEN LOOKING FOR HELL’S STRANGLE BUT VIZ USES HIS POWER ADVANTAGE TO THROW THE BIRD OF PREY OFF OF HIM! BOTH COMPETITORS RETURN TO THEIR FEET AND IT’S RAVEN WHO STRIKES FIRST!!! SHE CONNECTS WITH THE TALON!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT SHE DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER! RAVEN IS STILL FAVORING HER ANKLE AS SHE LIMPS TOWARDS THE ROPES!!! RAVEN CLIMBS TO THE TOP AND GETS HERSELF SET!!!!
CJ Hana: RAVEN’S WINGS!!! SHE LANDS THE SPIRAL TAP ON VIZ!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RAVEN HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… RAVEN ROBERTS!!!
(“Rise” by League of Legends begins to play and Raven rolls off of Viz.)
CJ Hana: HUGE WIN FOR RAVEN TONIGHT! I’M DEFINITELY RIGHT IN THINKING SHE’S THE FAVORITE TO WIN CASH IN THE VAULT THIS YEAR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Relax. We don’t even know who else this dying brand is going to send and Voltage and Showdown have open spots too.
(Nina and Kimmy are checking on Viz, while Raven has her hand raised by the referee.)
CJ Hana: I believe in Raven. She’s endured so much since losing that New Breed Championship, and at Pain for Pride, it’s finally going to be her time.
Gavin Kirkland: Maybe. Maybe not, CJ. Only time will tell.
(Empire takes a final shot of a victorious Raven Roberts before fading to commercial break.)
(Commercial break — a promotional ad for Pain for Pride. Yay.)
(“Put Em Up” by Lupe Fiasco plays through the speakers. A moment later, Kassidy Heart walks out with the Iconic Cup in her possession. She raises the cup proudly in the air. The crowd gives the blonde woman a mixed reaction from the crowd. Some people love her. Some people hate her. But, they are not going to deny her skills in the ring. Even with everything that has happened from EAW week two weeks ago, she has her head up no matter what.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first … from Sydney, Australia .. she is the winner of the 2019 Iconic Cup … “The Uncrowned Queen” … KASSSSSSIIIIIDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYY HEEEAAARRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTT!!
Gavin Kirkland: The beautiful and blonde Kassidy Heart looks as beautiful and blonde as always! It’s about time that we see her on Empire! I mean, she is my second favorite blonde on Empire! My first always being Cleopatra, but she is one of the most underutilized talents on Empire! THIS WOMAN WON THE ICONIC CUP BACK IN MARCH AND HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CASH IN THAT CUP WHENEVER SHE WANTS TOO! IF SOMEHOW SIENNA JADE DOESN’T WALK AWAY WITH THE TITLE, KASSIDY BETTER CASH IN THE CUP ON THAT TRAITOR! IT WOULD MAKE THIS ENTIRE SEASON!
CJ Hana: Gavin, with Empire no longer being a thing in Season 13, who knows where the women will end up? :lupe: We’re probably without a job. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: As long as I don’t look have to look at Serena Bennett anymore, I’m good. :blessed:
CJ Hana: :unamused:
(“Surfin’” by Kid Cudi featuring Pharrell Williams replaces “Put Em Up” as Serena Bennett walks out from the back. She has on her her winning smile as she flashes all of her jewelry. The crowd cannot help, but love this outspoken, flashy and talented woman. Serena looks around the crowd, who is cheering for her as she is loving every second of it.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent … from Compton, California … she is the winner of the 2019 Women’s Grand Rampage Match … SERRRRREEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAA BEEEEENNNNNNNNNEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT!!
CJ Hana: The 2019 Women’s Grand Rampage Winner has a date with Sienna Jade at Pain for Pride for the Women’s World Championship! Serena Bennett has had one of the most amazing rises that I have ever seen on Empire! The last time we have seen a rising star like that was three to four years ago! Also looked like her, but I’m not trying to get fired just a few weeks before cancellation. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Are we not going to forget that this woman is also a traitor? Cannot forget how she turned on FOX and our lord and savior, Stephon Hunte! I cannot believe that she has the possibility of main eventing Pain for Pride over beautiful and blonde women like Cleopatra, Andrea Valentine or Kassidy Heart! Hell, you can throw in my beautiful mistress, Felix Hartley! More deserving women to main event Pain for Pride than Serena Bennett!
CJ Hana: Gavin, I’m sure going to miss you when we’re gone.
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t worry. All the bitches will miss me too.
CJ Hana: :unamused:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: This is one of the matches I have been waiting to see on Empire for a while — a Kassidy Heart match! We don’t see those matches often for some reason! I could care less about her opponent in the match! My eyes are on Kassidy and Kassidy only! Serena Bennett doesn’t deserve to be in the ring against Kassidy! I can’t believe I’m calling this match, but I would love to see Kassidy dismantle Serena before Pain for Pride! That would be great! The two women circle around before lock up! KASSIDY IS ABLE TO GET HOLD OF SERENA’S WAIST AND THROWS HER OVER HER HEAD! GERMAN SUPLEX! NO! THAT TRAITOR MANAGES TO CATCH HERSELF ON HER FEET! KASSIDY TURNS HERSELF AROUND AS SHE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE ON SERENA, BUT SERENA CONNECTS WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE! SHE GRABS THE LEGS OF KASSIDY! IT SEEMS LIKE SERENA GOES FOR A ROLLUP, BUT KASSIDY IS HOLDING HERSELF STILL! KASSIDY MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A FIST DROP AS SHE SITS ON SERENA’S CHEST IN THE PROCESS! SHE IS IN PERFECT POSITION FOR THE COVER! BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CAN GET IN POSITION FOR HER COUNT, SERENA MANAGES TO PUSH KASSIDY OFF OF HER! SERENA GETS TO HER FEET AS DOES KASSIDY AS WELL!
CJ Hana: Kassidy Heart runs towards Serena Bennett with a clothesline! Serena ducks the clothesline! Kassidy stops, turns around and Serena connects with a calf kick to Kassidy’s stomach! Kassidy bends her stomach in response before Serena connects with an uppercut that takes the Iconic Cup Holder back! Serena follows that up with a drop toe hold on Kassidy! This takes Kassidy to her knees! Serena follows that up with a spinning heel kick, but Kassidy manages to catch Serena’s leg before she could connect with the spinning heel kick! Kassidy slowly makes it to her feet! She still has possession of Serena’s leg before connecting with a dragon screw leg whip! Kassidy slowly makes it back to her feet! Serena is clutching to her leg as it seems like Kassidy may have found a body part to go after in this match! Kassidy gets Serena by her right leg before raising it up and slamming it down to the mat! Serena cries in response to that! Kassidy gets Serena by her leg once again before slamming it against the mat again! Once again, Kassidy gets a hold of Serena’s leg and it seems like she is going for a submission move early into this match! It seems like we’re going to be getting XoXo Kass — the figure eight, but as Kassidy turns herself around to apply the move, Serena kicks Kassidy from the back and pushes her away from her!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy Heart stumbles forward, but Serena Bennett manages to slide herself between Kassidy’s legs and it rolls up Kassidy! Serena is looking to get a quick victory here!
Marti Solo: …ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy Heart manages to roll out of the roll up! Serena Bennett goes right after the blonde with a penalty kick that knocks her to her back! Serena is seen trying to get some feeling back on her left leg! I don’t think Kassidy injured it too badly, but it may cause a problem or two as this match progresses! Serena gets Kassidy to her feet by her head before getting a good grasp on her arm, Serena whips Kassidy to the ropes! KASSIDY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AS SERENA CONNECTS WITH A KITCHEN SINK AS SHE FLIPS KASSIDY AROUND! SERENA RUNS IN FRONT OF A SEATED KASSIDY! SHE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES TO CONNECT WITH A SOMERSAULT CLOTHESLINE ON THE ICONIC CUP HOLDER! THIS TAKES KASSIDY HEART DOWN, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE TRAITOR IS LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH EARLY! SERENA LOCKS IN THE TRAP QUEEN — ARM TRAP TRIANGLE CHOKEHOLD!
CJ Hana: Not quite, Gavin! Kassidy Heart manages to avoid the move completely by rolling herself out of the ring! The last thing that Kassidy needs to happen is for Serena Bennett to lock in one of her submission moves! SERENA GETS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE — FLY OR DIE — THE SOMERSAULT PLANCHA TO KASSIDY HEART ON THE OUTSIDE! SERENA GETS TO HER FEET AS SHE IS HYPING UP THE CROWD! KASSIDY SEEMS TO FIND HERSELF IN TROUBLE IN THIS MATCH! SHE KNOWS WITH AN OPPONENT LIKE SERENA BENNETT, SHE IS GOING TO FIND HERSELF IN SOME TROUBLE! SERENA GETS KASSIDY BY HER ARM BEFORE GETTING HER UP ON HER FEET! SERENA GOES TO WHIP KASSIDY ONTO THERE BARRICADE, BUT KASSIDY MANAGES TO COUNTER THE WHIP AS SERENA GOES CRASHING BACK FIRST AGAINST THE BARRICADE! KASSIDY RUNS TOWARDS SERENA BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A P.C.S. — POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME! THE HELLUVA KICK! THE MOVE TAKES SERENA TO A SEATED POSITION! I BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT KASSIDY NEEDED! SHE NEEDED AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS! Kassidy gets Serena before delivering a knee to Serena’s stomach! Kassidy follows that up with a Russian legsweep! The Grand Rampage winner is down! Kassidy gets Serena and rolls her underneath the ring! Kassidy slides underneath the ring after!
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY HEART IS MORE THAN ANTICIPATING FOR SERENA BENNETT TO GET TO HER FEET! SHE SEES SERENA SLOWLY GETTING TO HER KNEES AS KASSIDY RUNS TOWARDS HER TO CONNECT WITH A NORVINA LIGHTS — THE SPIKED HURRICANRANA! SHE SPIKES THAT TRAITOR ON HER HEAD! THIS MAY BE OVER, CJ! I CAN SEE IT RIGHT NOW!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: No! Serena Bennett kicks out! Kassidy Heart connects with a fist drop to Serena’s face! Kassidy turns Serena to her stomach and it seems like we’re going to get a submission move from Kassidy! It may not be a submission move, which has taken down opponents in the past, but it could be use to weaken Serena! This is something that we need in this match! This is one difficult move to get out if! If we’re lucky, Serena will tap out here and save her energy for Pain for Pride! Kassidy is wrenching in that camel clutch! Serena finds herself in trouble at the moment! At this point, Serena is looking for something to help her escape the move! This is one of the more challenging moves to counter! I don’t think that Kassidy is looking to submit Serena here! I think that she would rather her submit to one of her trademark moves! Kassidy releases the camel clutch! I think that she did Serena a favor there! Serena is clutching her lower back! Kassidy picks up Serena before connecting with the death valley driver! The move connects on the Grand Rampage Winner! Kassidy goes for the cover here!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
CJ Hana: Serena Bennett kicks out at two! Serena won Grand Rampage — I don’t think there should be any issue with her stamina going into this match! Kassidy goes for another submission move one her arsenal! SHE LOCKS IN THE CHANEL N°5 — THE ARGENTINE LEGLOCK! SERENA IS TRYING TO AVOID THIS MOVE! SHE IS TRYING TO TURN HERSELF AROUND AND KICK KASSIDY’S FACE AWAY FROM HERE! THIS ENDS UP WORKING AS SERENA MAY HAVE CREATED A BIT OF DISTANCE! KASSIDY HAS PROVEN OVER THE PAST YEAR THAT SHE IS A BIT OF A TECHNICAL WIZARD! SHE COULD PROBABLY TAP OUT ANYONE! I MEAN, SHE TAPPED OUT RAVEN ROBERTS AT TERMINUS! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH OF A FAVOR SHE WOULD DO SIENNA JADE IF SHE TAPPED OUT SERENA BENNETT? SERENA HAS NEVER BEEN SUBMITTED! SHE WOULD RATHER PASS OUT THAN TAP OUT! SERENA USES THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ROPES TO GET HERSELF BACK ON HER FEET! Kassidy turns to Serena, but Serena connects with a back elbow to Kassidy, which staggers back the Iconic Cup Holder! Serena runs towards Kassidy before connecting with Reel It In — the tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown! Kassidy Heart goes around! Before Kassidy can make it back to her feet! Serena connects with running neckbreaker, Moonlight on Kassidy! Kassidy is clutching the back of her neck as she finds herself back to her feet! But, Serena manages to connect with a dropkick that takes Kassidy back to the corner! Kassidy finds her back against the ropes! Serena begins to With The Shits — two shoot kicks and the jumping back kick combination!
Gavin Kirkland: The beautiful and blonde Kassidy Heart finds herself in a seated position at the corner! Serena Bennett takes a few steps back before running and connecting with a meteora on Kassidy! Serena begins to stomp on Kassidy’s face! The stomps are quite rapid! I hope that this traitor doesn’t do anything to ruin her face! She is my second favorite blonde on Empire! A future Women’s World Champion! Serena gets Kassidy by her foot and pulls her out of the corner! Serena gets Kassidy by her arm before applying an arm bar on the Iconic Cup Holder! My sweet Kassidy find herself in trouble! Kassidy is trying to use her free hand to reach for those ropes! I don’t think it would be very Kassidy to tap out here, but Serena has tapped out blondes before and this is what worries me, CJ! :lupe: Serena begins to pull the arm back even more! By the look on Kassidy’s face, you can tell that she is in pain at the moment! Kassidy would love nothing more than to get out of this move! There is no way that she is going to tap out…right? Look at this! It seems like Kassidy is trying to roll herself out of the arm bar! Kassidy rolls up Serena! Kassidy with an upset victory here!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO!
CJ Hana: Serena Bennett knew what Kassidy Heart wanted to do, but she managed to bring “The Queen of Hearts” back down and maintain the armbar submission hold! If Serena manages to tap out Kassidy, it would send a wonderful message to Sienna approaching Pain for Pride! Kassidy is now trying to turn her approach to reaching for that bottom rope! It doesn’t seem too far away, but she needs to find some way out of the hold before Serena really injures her arm! Kassidy is dragging herself to the bottom rope! Serena is doing everything in her power to make sure that she pulls Kassidy back, but Kassidy manages to get her foot on the bottom rope! May not be a hand, but it’s close enough! Serena is going to need to release the hold!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Gavin Kirkland: Ha! Serena Bennett has to release the hold! Kassidy Heart is using the assistance of the ropes to get herself back to her feet! It seems like the traitor did some work on injuring Kassidy’s right arm, but it shouldn’t give her much of a problem, right? Serena gets to her feet as well! Serena runs towards Kassidy, but Kassidy connects with a back elbow! This staggers Serena back a few steps! Kassidy uses the ropes, springboards off of them to connect with a crossbody that takes Serena down! Kassidy rises to her feet as she waits for Serena to get back to hers, but before Serena could do that, Kassidy connects with a back kick to Serena’s stomach! Serena bends forward in response, clutching to her stomach, but Kassidy gets Serena in position before connecting with a DDT!
(The lights cut out and a video hits the screen of the Titantron. We see Ahren Fournier wearing a custom tailored suit and sunglasses, filmed from the waist up with a tropical horizon behind him.)
Ahren Fournier: Hey, Kassi-poo. Did you miss me?
(Ahren removes his sunglasses and hangs them in his suit jacket pocket.)
Ahren Fournier: Well after you went and cost me everything, after you stabbed me in the back like the Judas that you are, after you showed me how disloyal Kassidy Heart truly is, I was Heart-broken. I couldn’t believe that my partner in Magnum Opus would do such a thing to me after I’d allowed her to be entered into this partnership that she was so desperate to have and allowed her to use me for her own personal clout. Your way of repaying me for all that I’d done for you was costing me my ticket to easy street, hitting me with a crowbar, and leaving me in a pile of broken glass. I needed to heal, both emotionally and physically. So… I took a vacation.
(Ahren throws his arms out and looks around him with a big ass grin.)
Ahren Fournier: Hanalei Bay, Hawaii! It’s gorgeous, right? I know you’re familiar with it Kassidy, because that’s where I got the idea! Beautiful beaches, beautiful people, lovely culture, great place to unwind for a bit.
(He then grabs at his lower stomach.)
Ahren Fournier: OOF! But I will say the one thing that’s lacking is a proper amount of public restrooms! I mean… I guess… what’s the harm?
(Ahren looks around to make sure no one else is watching before turning around with his back to the camera and the sound of a zipper is heard. We then hear the sound of him urinating on something as the camera begins to pull back. Slowly the surrounding area is revealed, and Ahren isn’t on the beaches or at a resort, he’s at a graveyard. Headstones are all around him, marking the deceased.)
Ahren Fournier: Aaahh… much better.
(Ahren zips up his pants, makes sure no one else saw, then turns and walks off camera. As he steps away we see that he just stood in front of and urinated on one of the headstones. The now wet memorial reads HERE LIES EMOGEN CORVINGTON: HONORED WIFE, LOVING MOTHER, CHERISHED GRANDMOTHER. The camera fades on the now violated grave.)
(The camera transitions back inside the ring. Kassidy Heart has a look of anger in her eyes, almost like she wants to cry. How dare Ahren Fouriner stoop so low? How dare he bring her dead grandmother in this mess? Meanwhile, Serena Bennett is rising back to her feet before running towards Kassidy.)
CJ Hana: SERENA BENNETT WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER ON THE ICONIC CUP HOLDER! SHE TRANSITIONS THE BACKBREAKER AS SHE HAS SERENITY LOCKED IN ON THE BLONDE! SERENA HAS KASSIDY HEART TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WITH THAT INVERTED INDIAN DEATHLOCK FACELOCK! KASSIDY IS COMPLETELY TRAPPED! BUT, SHE IS SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO QUIT! AS WE MOVE PASSED SLIDE THE ISSUES WITH KASSIDY HEART AND AHREN FOURNIER, WE STILL NEED TO REALIZE THAT SERENA IS LOOKING TO SEND SIENNA JADE A MESSAGE IN EXPENSE OF HER BEST FRIEND! KASSIDY SEEMS TO BE IN CONFLICT WITH WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO! IT’S NOT LIKE HER TO TAP OUT, BUT IT’S BETTER TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! GAVIN, KASSIDY IS FADING AWAY FROM SERENITY! SHE HAS STOPPED COMPLETELY MOVING! THE OFFICIAL IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK ON KASSIDY AND SHE SEES THAT KASSIDY HAS PASSED OUT! THIS MATCH IS OVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Surfin’” plays once again as Serena Bennett doesn’t let go of the move right away. She leaves Serenity locked in on Kassidy Heart a little longer before releasing the move aggressively. Serena has her arm raised in victory.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH … THE 2019 WOMEN’S GRAND RAMPAGE WINNER … SERRRRREEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAA BEEEENNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTT!!
Gavin Kirkland: No, Kassidy! :sob: :sob: :sob: The traitor somehow walks away with a victory over the Iconic Cup Holder! Serena Bennett needs to think Ahren Fournier for causing her the distraction! It threw Kassidy Heart off guard completely! For sure, Kassidy was on her way with giving Serena Bennett an L!
CJ Hana: Serena Bennett got a well deserved victory just a few weeks before Pain for Pride! For sure, Sienna Jade is looking closely to get a feel for her competitor! If she is not worried about Serena, I’m not sure when she will ever be! This woman could be the next Women’s World Champion!
(The camera cuts from ringside to the backstage area where Sienna Jade was watching the match from, just as CJ suggested. The shakes her head and adjusts the championship over her shoulder as Kathy Kush approaches her with a microphone.)
Kathy Kush: Sienna, really quickly I–
Sienna Jade: (She rolls her eyes.) What is it now, Kathy? A few words from me about how my best friend lost to my Pain for Pride competitor? Thank u, next. Not at all interested.
Kathy Kush: Sienna, forgive me, but…shouldn’t you be interested? Don’t you think it wise at all to focus a little more on your competitor? Serena is the kind of woman who knows exactly what she wants, and–
Sienna Jade: Let them eat cake.
Kathy Kush: I’m sorry, what?
Sienna Jade: Let them eat cake! Fuck her and fuck what she wants–and what she wants is what she doesn’t have, and never will. Serena doesn’t phase me. She’s not sending a message to anyone that actually matters. Great, she defeated a distracted Kassidy Heart, oh man, good job, not like it matters at the end of the day. I’m unbothered. I don’t give a fuck about how she feels, how much she’s supposedly struggled to get here, or any of that. I’m always going to be the star of this show, the woman that keeps this division running as a well-oiled machine. And all those fuckers that have disrespected me, have told me my championship reign is a fluke, that I’m not worthy to hold this belt and carry this legacy? They can starve. Serena Bennett especially. Fuck Serena, and fuck what she wants. Pretty soon, they’ll have no place in EAW. And that’s fine with me. She has zero respect for me or a damn thing that this championship stands for. And that’s all I’m going to be worried about when I bash her ratty little face in with my boot. Now if you’ll excuse me, Kathy…I think my best friend needs me.
(Sienna Jade storms off from the set, leaving Kathy Kush standing alone with her microphone as Empire fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break — an ad for fruit salad. Yummy yummy.)
(“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies play through the speakers as Empire returns from commercial break. The crowd gives a mixed reaction as Tyler Wolfe steps out from the back. The Australian native is looking through the arena through her shades. You can tell that she seems to be quite angry and with how things have been for her, could you blame her?)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first … from Sydney, Australia .. she is the “Walking Weapon” … TYYYYYYYYYYLEEEERRRRRRRRRRR WOOOOOOLLLLFFFFFEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is a woman, who has felt that she has been wronged for the second half of Season 12. Ever since dropping the Specialists Championship, things have not looked so good for Tyler Wolfe. She had a fantastic first start of the season, but she feels like it all took a dip for her in the start of 2019. You can be the judge for that, but if Stephon Hunte was here, he would be pushing her to the moon! Blonde, strong, beautiful, blonde — what could you not love about Tyler Wolfe?
CJ Hana: Tyler Wolfe has her her issues with Empire General Manager, Kendra Shamez for quite some time. Tyler blames Kendra for her things not going her way. She claims that Kendra is holding her back from being something on Empire! Tyler has all this potential in the world. She is a former Specialists Champion, took part in the War Games Match, final three in last year’s 24/7 Battle Royal at Pain for Pride, final three in the Women’s Grand Rampage Match! She barely took a loss in the first six months in EAW and she wants to complain? Tyler should be blaming herself! Kendra has only been trying to do her job.
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX replaces “I Smell A Massacre” as the cheery and smiley Specialists Champion, Andrea Valentine walks out. She has the title on her left shoulder as she raises it high in the air. The crowd is reacting positively to those bright fan favorite! She focuses on her opponent in the ring, who is more than ready to start this match.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent … from Orlando, Florida .. she is the EAW Specialists Champion .. “The Heart of Empire” … ANNNNNDDDRRRREEEEEEAAAAAAA VAAAALLLLEEEENNNNNNNNTTTIIIINNNNNNNEEEEEE!!
CJ Hana: It’s such a shame that our Heart of Empire could not stop Empire from being cancelled. :mjcry: She was one of the women who loved being part of this brand and there’s no knowing what happens to her after Pain for Pride. But, Andrea Valentine is not the one to think about this! She has her match against Tyler Wolfe to focus on right now. She has Pain for Pride around the corner! She has time to think about her future when that is all said and done!
Gavin Kirkland: My poor, sweet Andrea must be so crushed. I appreciate a hardworking woman like her. If this brand rots in hell, I know that FOX will love to hire her as a sexretary.
CJ Hana: You mean secretary?
Gavin Kirkland: no.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Gavin, this is one match I have been waiting to see for a couple months! Tyler Wolfe is a former Specialists Champion and was at Road to Redemption back in December, but Andrea Valentine ended up walking away with the title! I thought we would see the two of these women clashing a lot sooner afterwards, but it’s better to have this match now than never on Empire! The two blondes lock up, but Tyler ends up being the stronger one of the two as she manages to push Andrea against the ropes! Tyler has her hands up where the official can see her! You can see that cocky and confident look on her face! This is something that Tyler always us — cocky and confident, but she has shown that she is an amazing athlete! ANDREA STANDS HERSELF UP STRAIGHT! TYLER GOES BACK TO RESUMING FULL CONTROL OF THE MATCH, BUT ANDREA SWITCHES POSITIONS WITH TYLER AS THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON SOME FOREARMS ON THE “WALKING WEAPON”! ANDREA GETS TYLER BY HER ARM AND WHIPS HER TO THE OTHER SET OF ROPES, BUT TYLER STOPS BEFORE COUNTERING HER WHIP! ANDREA REBOUNDS OFF THOSE ROPES AS TYLER CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK ON ANDREA! Tyler gets on top of Andrea before connecting with a series of punches to her face! Tyler is unloading on some anger that she has build over the past several months! These shortcomings are getting the best out of her!
Gavin Kirkland: Tyler Wolfe started off her season on a great note, but it all seemed to crumble down when the New Year began! Picking up a victory over Andrea would shift things in the right direction with her! I mean, Andrea almost looks like a young Kendra Shamez, so if Tyler can just picture that she is Kendra, she could win this match! Tyler gets Andrea back into a vertical base before connecting with a whip to the corner! Andrea’s back collides to the corner! Tyler goes rushing over the Specialists Champion with a clothesline! Andrea stumbles forward in reaction to the clothesline, but Tyler picks up the other woman before connecting with a sidewalk slam! Tyler proceeds to connect with some punches to the skull! TYLER GETS TO HER FEET AND BEGINS TO STOMP THE TOP OF ANDREA’S HEAD! TYLER GETS HER FOOT AND PRESSES ALL OF HER WEIGHT ON TOP OF ANDREA’S SKULL AS SHE HOLDS IT THERE FOR A MOMENT! ANDREA SCREAMS IN PAIN IN REACTION TO IT AS TYLER STEPS OFF OF ANDREA! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE TYLER IS DOING A BIT OF JOINT MANIPULATION AT THE POINT! TYLER BENDS ANDREA’S ARM BACKWARDS BEFORE STOMPING IT! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION JUMPS IN PAIN! TYLER HAS A GRIN ON HER FACE IN RESPONSE! YOU CAN TELL THAT SHE LOVES TO DO THIS, CJ! SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY BLONDES ON THE ROSTER! ANDREA IS SEEN CLUTCHING ON THAT ARM! I WOULD HOPE THAT TYLER DIDN’T INJURE IT! You could imagine how many women’s arms tonight have almost potentially gotten injured tonight! Andrea does not need an injure approaching her first title defense at Pain for Pride!
CJ Hana: Tyler Wolfe gets Andrea Valentine by her hair before running towards the turnbuckle and slamming her head first against it! Andrea turns herself around, but is met with Tyler stomping on her stomach! Over and over again, Andrea is falling into a seated position! Once she does, Tyler takes a few steps back before running towards Andrea to the corner and connecting with a meteora! Tyler’s knees meet with Andrea’s face! It seems like the champion is in trouble at the moment! Tyler pulls Andrea by her foot and into the middle of the ring! It seems like Tyler is going for the first near fall in this match!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: The beautiful and blonde Specialists Champion kicks out! Personally, I don’t care who wins this match! Both women are blondes and that is what is best for business! Not like that man who calls himself a “Gawd” would understand that! How can this action not pick up any viewers? That is something I will never understand! It must be a mistake, CJ! Tyler Wolfe rolls Andrea Valentine to her stomach! Tyler gets up before connecting with a double knee drop to Andrea’s back! While on Andrea’s back, Tyler begins to mount away on the Specialists Champion with some elbows to the back of Andrea’s head! Tyler is not holding back with those elbow shots! She is doing what she needs to do to bring down Andrea and get a victory! Tyler gets Andrea back to her feet before getting her feet on the top rope! It seems like Tyler is going for Wolfe’s Bane — the rope hung spike DDT! No! Look at this, CJ! Andrea Valentine is fighting for the move not to be connected! Our “Heart of Empire” is still showing signs of life! Andrea manages to get her feet off the ropes! SHE CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM TO TYLER’S FACE, BUT TYLER CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT TO ANDREA! ANDREA IS KNOCKED TO ONE KNEE! TYLER REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A NECKBREAKER, BUT ANDREA MANAGES TO TWIST HERSELF AROUND! SHE PICKS TYLER WOLFE IN THE STOMACH BEFORE PULLING HER IN AND CONNECTING WITH A DDT! BOTH OF THESE WOMEN ARE DOWN! I THINK THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE OPENING THAT ANDREA NEEDED TO WIN THE MATCH!
CJ Hana: Andrea Valentine is too good to quit! She knows how good Tyler Wolfe is in the ring, but she feels like she needs to prove something against her! That she always had it in her to defeat Tyler! Tyler finds herself in a seated position as Andrea rebounds off the ropes in front of Tyler to connect with a low dropkick! Tyler is taken to her back! Andrea connects with some punches of her own, doing what she needs to do to take Tyler down! Andrea gets Tyler back to a vertical base before throwing her through the middle rope! TYLER FALLS TO THE OUTSIDE AS ANDREA LAUNCHES HERSELF THROUGH THAT SAME MIDDLE ROPE TO CONNECT WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ON THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! BOTH OF THESE WOMEN ARE DOWN! I AM ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT! ANDREA TRIES TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK! SHE IS GESTURING FOR TYLER TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! TYLER IS SLOWLY GETTING TO ONE KNEE, BUT ANDREA RUNS TOWARDS TYLER AND CONNECTS WITH VALENTINE’S MASSACRE — HANDSTAND MODIFIED HEADSCISSORS DRIVER! VALENTINE’S MASSACRE AS TYLER LANDS ON HER HEAD! I WOULD NOT BE SHOCKED IF THAT WAS OVER, GAVIN! ANDREA VALENTINE GETS TYLER WOLFE AND ROLLS HER UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHORTLY AFTER, ANDREA ROLLS HERSELF INSIDE THE RING! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER ON TYLER WOLFE! THIS MAY BE OVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Tyler Wolfe gets a shoulder up! Andrea Valentine has her hands on her hips! She is wondering how she should approach this match and get Tyler’s shoulders down for the three count! Andrea gets behind of Tyler! Tyler is slowly getting back to her feet, but Andrea puts a stop to that when she connects with a double knee backbreaker on Tyler! Tyler is clutching to her back in pain! Andrea takes a few steps back as she is gesturing for the former number one contender for the Women’s World Championship to her feet! IT SEEMS LIKE ANDREA HAS INTENTIONS OF ENDING THIS MATCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! TYLER IS MID WAY UP TO HER FEET, BUT SHE RUNS TO TYLER — LOVE HAZE! THE RUNNING CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER ON TYLER WOLFE! NO! TYLER MANAGES TO TURN HERSELF AROUND! SHE PULLS ANDREA IN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A RIPCORD ROLLING ELBOW, BUT ANDREA DUCKS THE ELBOW BEFORE CONNECTING WITH SUPERKICK THAT TAKES TYLER DOWN TO HER KNEES! THE SUPERKICK WAS SO STRONG THAT IT ALMOST TOOK THE BALANCE OFF OF THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION A BIT! Andrea runs towards Tyler before connecting with a meteora! Andrea begins to throw some forearms to Tyler’s face! I am loving this little aggression from the champion! This is what she needs approaching her title defense at Pain for Pride! This is what her future opponent needs to be on a look out for! If it’s Celes Dumont or any other woman on Empire, they are going to need to be on a look out for that!
CJ Hana: Andrea Valentine is gesturing for Tyler Wolfe to get back to her feet! Andrea is more than determined to put Tyler away! She needs to look for a needed victory on her part approaching Pain for Pride! Andrea runs towards Tyler as she turns herself around — ANDREA WITH THE OCTOPUS STRETCH ON TYLER! I LOVE HOW SHE APPLIED THIS MOVE, GAVIN! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE COULD BE GETTING A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER TYLER RIGHT HERE! ANDREA DOESN’T USE MUCH SUBMISSION MOVES, BUT WHEN SHE DOES, SHE DOES THEM WELL! For sure, Tyler is going to do everything in her power to make sure that she does not submit here! Tyler is strong enough to power herself out of this move! It wouldn’t be like Tyler to quit here! If there is something that we have learned about Tyler over the past year, she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t submit! Tyler is trying to stand to a vertical base! Andrea has the octopus stretch locked in, but she pulling back on Tyler in this submission move! Anything to weaken Tyler, will be beneficial for Andrea! Tyler is trying to reach for the ropes! It doesn’t seem too far away. KNOWING HOW STRONG TYLER IS, I THINK SHE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT! TYLER IS TRYING TO DRAG HER BODY TO THE ROPES! SHE KNOWS THE LONGER ANDREA HAS THIS MOVE LOCKED IN, THE MORE LIKELY SHE WILL PASS OUT FROM THIS MOVE! TYLER IS DRAGGING HERSELF TO THE CORNER! TYLER IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES AS SHE MANAGES TO REACH IT! INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR THE OFFICIALS COUNT, ANDREA RELEASES THE HOLD!
Gavin Kirkland: I love my obedient Andrea Valentine, CJ! She knows when things are worth fighting for — like my love for her! Tyler Wolfe takes some time to recover from the octopus stretch! Andrea is waiting to resume this match! Andrea walks towards Tyler! Andrea is not going to wait any longer as Tyler connects with forearm to Andrea’s face! Andrea staggers back before Tyler follows that up with a clothesline, which takes the Specialists Champion to her back! TYLER GETS ANDREA IN A SEATED POSITION BEFORE TYLER CONNECTS WITH SOME KNEES TO THE BACK OF ANDREA’S HEAD! THESE KNEE STRIKES GET MORE BRUTAL THE MORE TYLER DOES THEM! YOU CAN SEE THE HUNGER TO BE THE BEST FROM TYLER! YOU CAN SEE THE DETERMINATION TO WANT TO GET HERSELF BACK ON TOP OF EMPIRE! BY DEFEATING THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION, IT WILL LOOK GOOD! COULD GET HERSELF A FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOT IF SHE WANTED TOO, BUT TYLER DOESN’T WANT THAT AT ALL! SHE JUST WANTS TO PROOF THAT SHE CAN GET THE JOB DONE IF SHE WANTS TOO! Tyler tries to get Andrea still in a seated position before she jumps in front of Andrea, rebounds off the ropes before connecting with a penalty kick as that takes Andrea down! Tyler goes for the cover! This could be over, CJ!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR—
CJ Hana: ANDREA VALENTINE GETS HER SHOULDER UP! YOU CAN SEE THE FRUSTRATION ON TYLER WOLFE’S FACE! TYLER IS REALLY HUNGRY TO END THIS MATCH! SHE REALLY WANTS TO WIN! THAT ALMOST SCARES ME, GAVIN! TYLER IS GOING FOR THE TOP ROPE! IT’S RARELY THAT WE SEE TYLER GOING FOR A HIGH RISK MOVE, BUT IF IT MEANS PUTTING AWAY THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION, SHE IS GOING TO DO THAT! IT SEEMS LIKE TYLER IS GOING FOR PAINT IT RED — THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ON ANDREA VALENTINE’S FACE! THIS COULD END THE MATCH HERE, GAVIN!
(The crowd gets rowdy as Tyler Wolfe is staring at the same figure that costed her the Women’s World Championship at Terminus! The masked figure manages to lift Tyler from the top turnbuckle and flip her over, so she lands on Andrea Valentine! The official has no choice, but to ring the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Who did the official rule this match in favor of? But, the masked stranger gets Andrea Valentine and tosses her out of the ring! It’s not Andrea, who the masked stranger is after! The masked stranger sees Tyler Wolfe making it back to a vertical base as the masked stranger runs through Tyler with a devastating looking spear! That spear could have cut Tyler in half if it wanted to, CJ! Tyler is clutching to her stomach in pain! She has a look of pain and anger written on her face! The masked stranger picks up Tyler by her hair, but Tyler throws a forearm, which staggers the masked stranger back! The masked stranger throws a forearm back at the “Walking Weapon”! Tyler delivers a harsh knee on the masked stranger! I think it’s about time we figure out who is under that mask?
(Tyler Wolfe rips off the mask from the masked stranger as it reveals to be …)
CJ Hana: IT’S KENDRA SHAMEZ!
Gavin Kirkland: I CALLED IT! I KNEW IT, CJ! I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!
(The crowd in the arena is in shock of the revelation, but Tyler Wolfe looks so shocked and pissed. The woman, who she claimed was holding her back was the reason why she didn’t win the Women’s World Championship back at Terminus! She is the reason why the second part of her season was went to complete garbage.)
CJ Hana: BITCH TREATMENT BY KENDRA SHAMEZ ON TYLER WOLFE! The jumping cutter connects as Kendra just floored Tyler! The move just came out of nowhere! The crowd doesn’t know what to make of any of this!
(Kendra Shamez looks down on Tyler Wolfe, who is down from the Bitch Treatment. She goes and grabs a mic before kneeling down and picking up Tyler by her hair. What Kendra is going to say isn’t much for the crowd, but for Tyler.)
Kendra Shamez: This season, I have busted my ass to be the best General Manager Empire deserves. I took a lot of abuse from the women on the roster. I have people accuse me of being shady and corrupted. I had to sit back with a smile on my face as some of these women shouted “FUCK EMPIRE” every single week. FUCK A BRAND THAT I POURED MY HEART AND SOUL INTO? No. Fuck you, Tyler Wolfe. Nothing more than an entitled, spoiled bitch, who has been blaming people for her downfalls when she should be blaming herself. A woman, who needs to hold herself accountable for her own setbacks. A woman, who needs to just realize that she’s not good enough to be in the main event at Pain for Pride. A woman, who needs to realize that she is not even good enough to be on Empire. Hell, you’re not even good to be standing in the same ring as me.
With Empire’s demise at the end of the season, I figure it was now or never to get the chance to knock you down a peg or two. I have done my best to keep myself restraint and not lash out on my roster. I have down my best not to insert myself into matters that do not concern me, but when you attacked me out of nowhere on the Empire before Grand Rampage, I knew I needed to take matters into my own hands. I entered myself in the Women’s Grand Rampage Match. I went into the match and knew that I would be crossing paths with you. Right there, I proved that I could stand toe-to-toe with you. I proved that I could stand with the best of this roster if I wanted too. I thought it would be a nice, satisfying feeling to eliminate you there. But, you beat me to the punch and eliminated me. That’s where Terminus came into play. I felt like I wasn’t done with knocking you off the pedestal that you placed yourself in. In the process, I knew I was protecting the Pain for Pride main event everyone wanted to happen. In some way, Tyler, I was looking out for you. I was protecting your already fragile ego. You completely lost yourself when you weren’t even the final two in the Women’s Grand Rampage Match. Could you imagine what would have happened if you lost at Pain for Pride? You would go so insane, I would have a legit excuse to send you to a mental institution. The thought of you in a straight-jacket is more realistic than you ever becoming Women’s World Champion. You’re not getting in the main event of Pain for Pride, but you’re getting a match against The OG.
(The crowd cheers because of the announcement! Kendra Shamez has a huge grin on her face, before going back to a serious demeanor.)
Kendra Shamez: However, knowing you, playing by the rule is something that you’re not fond of. To be honest, if my tenure as Empire General Manager concludes after Pain for Pride, I am going into this match and not holding back as at all. At Pain for Pride, it will be Tyler Wolfe versus Kendra Shamez — NO HOLDS BARRED!
(The crowd’s cheers get louder because of the match stipulation. The thought of these two killing each other is a sight to see.)
Gavin Kirkland: KENDRA SHAMEZ VERSUS TYLER WOLFE IN A NO HOLDS BARRED AT PAIN FOR PRIDE HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED!
CJ Hana: The Empire side of Pain for Pride is shaping up to look fantastic!
(Kendra Shamez has a huge smirk on her face as she looks at Tyler Wolfe trying to get herself back up to her feet. Tyler is someone, who doesn’t stay down for long and she is looking to start off their Pain for Pride match a few weeks early. Tyler has a look of anger and rage in her eyes.)
Tyler Wolfe (off mic): Fuck you.
Gavin Kirkland: KENDRA SHAMEZ WITH ANOTHER BITCH TREATMENT! THIS TAKES DOWN TYLER WOLFE ONCE AGAIN!
(With Tyler Wolfe down for the night, Kendra Shamez admires her work for a moment before stepping out of the ring. Kendra Shamez walks up the ramp professionally. Almost like she didn’t just attack someone from her roster. Gotta love a woman who can turn off and on her professionalism.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)