(EAW intro plays.)
(The brand new Empire theme, “Play Destroy” by Poppy ft. Grimes begins to play throughout the sold out Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The fans in attendance explode with excitement as they lose their minds as the pyro goes off.)
Gavin Kirkland: Welcome to Thursday Night Empire! I’m Gavin Kirkland and I really wish I wasn’t fucking here.
CJ Hana: And I’m CJ Hana and I doubt you don’t want to be here any more than I want you off this commentary booth already, Gavin!
Gavin Kirkland: Aw, CJ. I’m touched. But we can flirt some other time, because now it’s time for the last Empire before our Empire exclusive Free-Per-View–TERMINUS! Coming to you LIVE from the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on May 16th, 2019! Only on the EAW Network!
CJ Hana: Great job reading off the teleprompter, Gavipoo! You’re really getting good at this.
Gavin Kirkland: Thank you, thank you.
CJ Hana: And at Terminus, we have a handful of blockbuster matches for you including our main event–Sienna Jade versus Tyler Wolfe for the EAW Women’s World Championship which tonight, Kendra Shamez will be holding a contract signing for!
Gavin Kirkland: Gee, I wonder how that’ll end. But not only that, CJ, we also have Serena Bennett, the supposed winner of the 2019 Women’s Grand Rampage, going up against the woman who was cheated, Felix Hartley, in a match with a stipulation that was only just announced earlier this evening–an IRONWOMAN MATCH!
CJ Hana: I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it! We will also have the vacant Empire Tag Team Championships up for grabs between The Queen’s Court and Empire’s newest tag team–Heavenly Hell!
Gavin Kirkland: I swear those two just teamed up together to confuse me more than I already am. But enough of the pleasantries, CJ, that’s only about half of the Terminus card there, and I can’t wait to see what else we can squeeze on a card as big as this one’s already looking by the end of the evening!
CJ Hana: And here’s Maria Del Rey at ringside–
(“Siren Assassin” by Kristine Elezaj blasts through the speakers as Karina-Ann walks out to the stage.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: This match will be contested under triple threat rules and is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 120 pounds, KARINAAAAAAA ANNNNNNNNN!!
Gavin Kirkland: Hubba hubba. Karina-Ann making her way down the ramp as we get prepared for Triple Threat action.
CJ Hana: The Siren Assassin walking with confidence, but can she back that confidence up against BOTH of her opponents tonight?
Gavin Kirkland: She can back that confidence up right into daddy’s lap.
(“I Will Not Bow” by Breaking Benjamin plays as Cassidy Kane arrives on the ramp, receiving a mixed reaction from the audience.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing second, from Fort Worth, Texas, weighing in at 135 pounds… CASSIDY KANNNNEEEEEEE!!!
(“Feel Invincible” by Skillet plays as Miho Li blasts through the curtains, receiving a huge positive reaction from the crowd.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing last, from Riverside, California, weighing in at 120 pounds… MIHOOOOOO LIIIIIIII!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho Li walking down the ramp, feeling the love from the audience.
CJ Hana: She is accompanied by her friend Io Ishimori–and Yoshi San, of course–who is fresh off a loss to Constance Blevins in last week’s instalment of Empire. Hopefully her unlikely teammate can bring their team some momentum!
Gavin Kirkland: Definitely. Miho looks to have a different result as she aims for a victory in tonight’s contest–I wonder if it’s due to the fact that she’s in front of her hometown crowd!
CJ Hana: :dahell: OKAY BUT SHE’S FROM CALIFORNIA???!!!
(“Feel Invincible” by Skillet dies down as Miho enters the ring, locking eyes with Cassidy Kane and Karina-Ann who are both in their respective corners, preparing for the bell ring.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: AND WE ARE OFF TO A RAPID START AS CASSIDY KANE DRIVES MIHO LI OUT THE RING WITH A RUNNING SUPERKICK! Cassidy not wasting any time, but Karina catches her jaw with a superkick of her own. Karina-Ann going for a quick pin now!
Gavin Kirkland: And an early kick out by Cassidy as Karina back on the offensive instantly with a disrespectful grounded foot choke.
CJ Hana: She lets go, before going to the outside where Miho Li is located, still trying to gather herself after the fast start to the match.
Gavin Kirkland: Karina picks her up, but Miho with multiple forearm strikes to the face of Karina before throwing her back in.
CJ Hana: Miho Li perching up on the top rope now, waiting for both Cassidy and Karina to get back up, and SHE LEAPS OFF WITH A MOONSAULT, CATCHING BOTH CASSIDY KANE AND KARINA-ANN!
Gavin Kirkland: That moonsault was beautifully executed, as Karina-Ann rolls out to ringside, gathering her surroundings. Miho sees this, and throws Cassidy Kane out to the opposite side of the ring.
CJ Hana: What is she planning?
Gavin Kirkland: Well we’re about to find out cause she rebounds off the ropes, and GROUNDS KARINA-ANN WITH A HUGE SUICIDE DIVE!
CJ Hana: BUT WAIT! She re-enters the ring rapidly, and charges to the opposite side, WHERE SHE LANDS ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE THIS TIME ON CASSIDY KANE! MIHO LI IS ON FIRE EARLY ON IN THIS MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho throwing Cassidy back in and following close behind, looking to capitalize, BUT CASSIDY WITH A HUGE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!
CJ Hana: All that momentum Miho was performing on just got clotheslined out of her as Miho is back down on the canvas, clutching her neck. And back on the opposite side, here’s Karina-Ann slowly re-entering the ring, still rocked by the suicide dive, but Cassidy takes advantage of that as she drives her into the corner with multiple strikes before re-focusing her attention on the downed Miho Li.
Gavin Kirkland: Cassidy now going for her signature camel clutch, ‘Ambush’ but Miho rolls through her legs and grounds her with a back cracker! Now Miho Li runs towards the corner where Karina-Ann is, but the Siren Assassin throws her over the top rope! But wait, Miho catches herself on the apron, before knocking back Karina with a forearm!
CJ Hana: Miho Li now back on the top rope, and she cocks her fist! I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S NEXT AS MIHO LI LEAPS OFF BUT THIS TIME WITH HER NOTORIOUS SUPERHERO LANDIN–BUT KARINA DODGES AND SENDS MIHO’S FIST INTO CASSIDY KANE WHO WAS BEHIND KARINA!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho still manages to land the Superhero Landing, but Karina instantly locks in the Lotus Lock!
CJ Hana: MIHO IS IN PAIN! This might be the end of the match as she screams out in agony!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT WAIT! MIHO ROLLS KARINA INTO A PIN!
CJ Hana: Karina forced to let go of the hold to kick out, but what awareness by Miho to roll Karina-Ann up like that. Karina obviously didn’t appreciate that roll up though, as she gets to her feet before Miho and locks her in a ddt hold–BUT CASSIDY KANE WITH THE ‘MUSTANG’ TO KARINA OUT OF NOWHERE!
Gavin Kirkland: AND THE BIG BOOT NOT ONLY SENDS KARINA DOWN, BUT ALSO MAKES KARINA INADVERTENTLY DDT MIHO!
CJ Hana: CASSIDY KANE LOOKING TO QUICKLY CAPITALIZE, AS SHE DRAGS KARINA TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND LOCKS IN THE HARDBALL!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KANE’S SIGNATURE ANACONDA VICE LOCKED IN AND KARINA IS IN PAIN! IS THIS GONNA BE IT?!!
CJ Hana: THE REFEREE QUESTIONING KARINA, WILL SHE TAP OUT?!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT WAIT IT’S MIHO LI! MIHO LI BREAKS UP THE SUBMISSION MOVE AS KARINA-ANN IS FREED!
CJ Hana: That was a close one, but Miho just got there in time. Karina and Cassidy both kneeling now and I think Miho Li sees an opportunity, as she clobbers both her opponents with multiple strikes! CHOP TO KARINA! FOREARM TO CASSIDY! UPPERCUT TO KARINA! CHOP TO CASSIDY! FOREARM TO KARINA! UPPERCUT TO CASSIDY!
Gavin Kirkland: MIHO ALTERNATING STRIKES AND VICTIMS AS SHE KEEPS GOING UNTIL KARINA ANN IS THE FIRST TO COLLAPSE TO THE MAT! Cassidy Kane still kneeling, and Miho backs up and hits her with the Shining Wiza- BUT CASSIDY DUCKS IT! MIHO CRASHING DOWN TO THE CANVAS AS CASSIDY QUICKLY GETS ON TOP OF HER AND LOCKS IN THE AMBUSH AND THIS TIME SHE FULLY LOCKS IT IN!
CJ Hana: Miho clutching her neck! She is trying to painfully drag herself towards the ropes, but with Cassidy on top of her, she is struggling! Karina is out of the other side of the ring, so she can’t break it up, but Miho is in pain!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho inching closer and closer to the ropes, but Cassidy locks it in tighter! Miho has stopped moving as she in complete pain!
CJ Hana: But look on the outside! Io Ishimori starting a clap and the crowd follows, attempting to give Miho that last stretch of energy to make it to the ropes, and she does!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho Li gets to the ropes and the frustrated Cassidy Kane is forced to break the hold!
CJ Hana: Cassidy now looking around to figure out what to do next, and she decides to relocate to the corner now, where she calls up her opponents. Cassidy waiting for one of her foes to stand up, and Karina is first to her feet, and KARINA TURNS AROUND ONLY TO BE HIT BY THE BREAKOUT–NO! THE MONEY SHOT! CASSIDY WENT FOR HER FINISHING SPEAR MANUEVER BUT KARINA ANN CAUGHT HER WITH A FINISHING MOVE OF HER OWN AS SHE CONNECTS THE SNAP DDT!
Gavin Kirkland: AND SHE ROLLS CASSIDY KANE OVER INTO A PIN!
CJ Hana: BUT THERE’S MIHO IN THE LAST POSSIBLY SECOND, BREAKING UP THE PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: Miho Li and Karina-Ann both getting to their feet, but Karina Irish Whips Miho into the corner!
CJ Hana: BUT MIHO CLIMBS UP THE ROPES LIKE STAIRS AND REBOUNDS OFF FOR THE BULLET TIMER! MIHO CATCHES KARINA WITH THE KICK WHICH FORCES THE SIREN ASSASSIN TO CRASH DOWN TO THE CANVAS!
Gavin Kirkland: Karina-Ann might be out, but Miho still goes back into the corner, as she tunes up the band! Io and the crowd outside getting hyped up as Cassidy Kane gets to her feet!
CJ Hana: AND MIHO LI RUNS UP TO CASSIDY WITH THE DEADLY LITTLE MIHO!!!!! IT CONNECTS AS MIHO GOES FOR THE PIN!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: The winner of this match, MIHOOOO LII!!!!!!
CJ Hana: She did it! Miho Li walks away with the win tonight as she celebrates in the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: But poor, poor, blonde, and poor Karina-Ann is outside the ring, furious and miserable over the loss.
(The camera cuts quickly to Karina-Ann at ringside, gripping her jaw as she stares holes straight into Miho Li.)
CJ Hana: Well she may have not gotten pinned but a loss is a loss and tonight Miho Li gets the win–BUT AT WHAT COST?! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!
Gavin Kirkland: That fucking monster of a woman, if that’s what you can even call her. Celes Dumont is out here and–she’s nailing into Io Ishimori who stood peacefully at ringside for this entire matchup! CJ, is this considered a hate crime?
CJ Hana: AND NOW KARINA-ANN SLIDES UNDER THE RING ROPES–A SUPERKICK FROM KARINA-ANN TO MIHO LI! KARINA INITIATING AN ATTACK ON MIHO LI WHO WAS GOING TO HELP SAVE HER PARTNER FROM CELES! BUT KFATAL DESTINY HAD OTHER PLANS TONIGHT, AND THEY’RE SENDING A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE TO THESE TWO AND DAMN NEAR ANY OTHER TEAM ON EMPIRE!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s almost too easy for us to forget where these two found their start, CJ–as a team! Yes, they’ve had their moments of singles success, but this is where these two shine brightest! Oh, looks like they’re finally letting up here, backing away from the mess they’ve created out here as they walk back up the ramp. And damn, after all that, Karina still lost the damn match up!
CJ Hana: I’ve no sympathy for sore losers.
(The camera shows Fatal Destiny walking backwards up the ramp, arm in arm and smiling proud as Miho and Io are recuperating at ringside. The camera fades elsewhere.)
(Cameras fade backstage where we see the Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra, rushing around the backstage area, seemingly searching for something as she’s banging on various locker room doors, but receives no answer from any.)
Cleopatra (while banging on a door): MINERVA!! MINERVA!!! WHERE ARE YOU, MINERVA?! HAS ANYBODY SEEN A CRAZY LOOKING WHITE BITCH?!
(Cleopatra stops by a door that reads “Serena Bennett.” She rolls her eyes and proceeds to knock on the door, suspecting Serena may have some idea as to where her ring ended up. Cleopatra is surprised to find the New Breed Champion, SOSA Henderson behind the door, who answers it while chewing on a toothpick.)
SOSA Henderson: Sup, folk? What it do?
Cleopatra: Stop. This has nothing to do with you. I wanted to see if Serena was still in there…
SOSA Henderson: Serena? (SOSA shakes his head) Naw, she ain’t in here but you can leave a message.
Cleopatra: Ugh! You towel boys are no help! I need my fuckin’ Hall of Fame ring back! I can’t find it!
SOSA: Word? Did you check ya pockets? (He crosses his arms over his chest.)
Cleopatra: Yes, you idiot! That was the first place I looked. But I didn’t leave it in my pockets. It was in my pink purse! Some nimrod must’ve stole it!
SOSA Henderson: Hmmmm….did the purse say “Queen’s Court” on it?
Cleopatra: Yes. It did, actually. Wait. How did you know that?
SOSA Henderson: Well, I’m a huge fan, Cleo. It’s practically a hobby of mine to know these things about you.
Cleopatra: Thank you. Who are you again?
SOSA Henderson: SOSA Henderson…the EAW New Breed Champion…
Cleopatra: I DON’T CARE! IF YOU CAN’T HELP ME FIND MY HALL OF FAME RING, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE NOBODY! UGHHHHHH!!!!!!
SOSA Henderson (He winks): I can’t help you with that, but if you look down the hall and make a right, you might get your wish. (He points down the hallway)
Cleopatra: About time you start making sense! (Cleopatra begins walking down the hallway)
SOSA Henderson: Good luck on finding your ring!
(SOSA Henderson smiles and laughs at Cleopatra as she continues to follow his directions down the hallway, calling for Minerva’s name.)
Cleopatra: MINERVA! COME OUT AND PLAY, YOU LITTLE GYPSY BITCH! GIVE ME BACK WHAT’S MIEN!
(Cleopatra slowly stops as she approaches an unrecognizable figure.)
???: I’ve been expecting you, Cleo.
(Cleo’s facial expression begins to turn angrily as the camera shows Minerva sitting down on a stool staring directly at Cleopatra. The Hall of Famer slowly engages near Minerva then suddenly a grey owl flies by Cleo’s face and she jumps back as the owl lands on Minerva’s arm.)
Cleopatra: Fucking freak! Give me my Hall of Fame ring back! I know it was you that stole my shit!
Minerva: Such a big potty mouth you are, Cleo. I always thought a Queen had manners and held the capacity to handle things calmly. But it comes to no surprise since you and your little friend love to attack people while they’re down. And then your failure to pay close attention to your surroundings has led you victim to your ultimate demise. The lovely Queen’s Court will be spoiled in disgrace and you will be the reason for the downfall of their endings. Such a shameful presentation you have given the EAW after years of being projected on the Vixen’s Mount Rushmore. Now you’ve poured your soul into the pits of darkness. Time’s running out, my precious Queen of the Nile. Your legendary status will turn into dust once and for all!
Cleopatra: I don’t give a fuck, bitch! You better hand over my ring or–or I’ll kill your little stupid owl!
(The owl chirps and Minerva scratches at its neck.)
Minerva: You can leave Calibos out of this. But tell you what…maybe you can find your ring behind the door behind me. I have a good feeling about it.
Cleopatra: You think I’m dumb?
Minerva: Very much.
Cleopatra: I don’t trust you! Just hand it over right now, Minerva! UGHHHHHHH!!!
(Cleopatra charges straight through the door behind Minerva only to met face-to-face with Constance Blevins. The fans in the arena cheer as Constance smiles.)
CJ Hana: Oh my, Gavin! IT’S CONSTANCE! IT WAS A SET UP! AND NOW CONSTANCE AND MINERVA ARE POUNDING FISTS RIGHT INTO CLEOPATRA!! THEY’RE DOING A NUMBER ON HER!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! NO! NO!! GET OFF MY WIFE, YOU FREAKS!! WHO HAS AMBER’S CELL DIGITS?!
CJ Hana: Minerva and Constance are driving Cleopatra’s face on the door as it bounces off and Cleo is defenseless while she tries to escape from the wraith of Minerva and Constance!! BUT HERE COMES AMBER KEYS!!
Gavin Kirkland: AMBER, OUR SAVIOR!!! :blessed:
CJ Hana: AND SHE HAS THAT STEEL CHAIR IN HAND AS SHE USES IT TO BASH CONSTANCE IN THE FAC–NO!! CONSTANCE IS ABLE TO DUCK AND MINERVA TACKLES AMBER ONTO THE GROUND AS THE TWO GO AT IT!! CONSTANCE TRIES TO HOP ON TOP OF AMBER AND GRAB HER OFF BUT CLEOPATRA COMES BACK WITH A KICK TO THE JAW OF CONSTANCE!!
Gavin Kirkland: YES!!! YES!! GET THOSE UGLY DUCKS, CLEO!! GET THEM BACK!!!
CJ Hana: CLEOPATRA WITH SOME LEFT HOOKS TO CONSTANCE BUT CONSTANCE STARTS FIGHTING BACK! THEY BOTH ARE TRADING SHOTS!! THIS IS AN ALL OUT WAR BETWEEN THESE LADIES!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT CONSTANCE TACKLES CLEOPATRA DOWN AND SHE’S ON TOP POUNDING ON CLEO!! AND ON THE OTHER SIDE MINERVA IS ON TOP OF AMBER PUMMELING HER!! THE QUEEN’S COURT ARE BEING DOMINATED!!
CJ Hana: WAIT! HERE COMES SECURITY TO BREAK UP THIS MADNESS!! FINALLY SOMEONE OFFICIALS ARE COMING TO SAVE THESE LADIES FOR TERMINUS!
(Security guards charge to the scene and hold Heavenly Hell in their respective side against the Queen’s Court as the two ladies continue to jaw at one another. Cleopatra is still heard screaming for her Hall of Fame ring as the scene fades to a quick commercial.)
(Commercial break — ad for the NBA finals. Or playoffs. Whatever. Guess some teams are playing, idk, tune in and maybe your team will win??)
(“Castle” by Halsey plays as Harlow Reichert comes from behind the curtain with a confident demeanor and the crowd buzzes with a loud mixed reaction)
Maria Del Rey: This match is set for one fall and it’s the number one contendership for the Specialist’s Championship! Introducing first, from Christchurch, New Zealand and weighing in at 155 POUNDSSS…. HARLOWWW REICHERRTT!!!
CJ Hana: Here comes, “Miss No Fucks Given,” and she’s looking more determined than ever! I would be a little nervous if I were Consuela.
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow has made it her mission since stepping foot in this industry to win championship gold. I have a lot of faith in her and she will turn out to become a big deal here in the EAW.
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX plays to a huge pop from the crowd and Andrea Valentine comes out with a huge smile on her face as she walks down the ramp)
Maria Del Rey: And her opponent, from Orlando, Florida and weighing in at 110 POUNDSS…. SHE IS THE FACE OF EMPIRE… ANDREAAAA VALLEENNNTINNNEEEEEE!!!!
CJ Hana: Speaking of a big deal, Andrea Valentine has been on a roll lately and she’s looking to once again transition herself into some Specialist gold! She certainly has the experience and passion to end with this possession.
Gavin Kirkland: Omg, omg, omg! I’ve almost totally forgot Harlow was facing my dream queen, Andrea! I swear, she’s getting beautiful every week!
CJ Hana: Beauty is not gonna have her win this match, Gavin. Andrea knows how tough this match will be for her but we will see what happens now! They’re about ready…
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert and my baby momma, Andrea are locking eyes as this match starts! You can see the Harlow with the eye of a tiger while she sizes Andrea who seems calm and collective, ready to steal the show! Both women lock-up with each-other and to no surprise, Harlow, who is forty pounds more than Andrea, powers her into a headlock position! But Andrea is so slippery as she slides out of it and gets behind Harlow for a quick takedown to the mat! These ladies are already showing their martial arts abilities early on in this match.
CJ Hana: But Harlow is able to regain control! She’s able to turn Andrea back around for a german suplex! Andrea hits the deck while Harlow gets back on top of her and starts pounding fists on top of Andrea! Andrea is trying to cover up as Harlow is whaling her big time! Finally, Andrea is able to roll Harlow back over and now Andrea is on top of her laying down punches! Andrea stands back up while Harlow makes her way up and she CHARGES FOR A CLOTHESLINE!!! IT CONNECTS AS HARLOW DROPS!! Andrea is looking pretty good thus far! She doesn’t hesitate for the cover!
Referee: ONE! TWO! —
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow kicks out right after two! I love Andrea more than anything but she’s going to need to cause more damage before putting an end to Harlow! Andrea quickly grabs Harlow by her hair and she swings her to the ropes as she bends over but Harlow stops and kicks her in the face! You can hear that loud smack crushing Andrea as Harlow grabs her for a DOUBLE-HOOK SUPLEX!! AND NOW HARLOW WITH THE COVER!
Referee: ONE! TWO! —
CJ Hana: Andrea is able to will herself out of that dangerous maneuver by Harlow! Harlow also doesn’t hesitate to get back on top of Andrea! These women are going to match each other’s work ethic! No one wants it more than these two ladies! I tell ya, we could be seeing a future Pain for Pride match between these future icons! Harlow is back up with Andrea as she uppercuts Andrea into the turnbuckle! Now Harlow uses her knee and drives it straight into Andrea! Back and forth, Harlow is relentless with her knee strikes!
Gavin Kirkland: Now Harlow grabs Andrea for a bulldog! BUT ANDREA COUNTERS!! SHE PUSHES HARLOW OFF! BUT HARLOW HOPS BACK ON HER FEET AND CHARGES ANDREA!! BUT ANDREA TURNS AROUND FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! IT KNOCKS HARLOW BACK DOWN ONTO THE MAT!!
CJ Hana: Harlow is holding her jaw after that knockdown and Andrea goes onto the top turnbuckle! SHE’S GOING FOR A SUICIDE DIVE! BUT WAIT FOR A SECOND! HARLOW KIPS UP AND LEAPS ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE WITH ANDREA! AND NOW HARLOW HOOKS ANDREA BY HER ARMS AND GOES FOR A SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPES!!! AND IT CONNECTS!! GOOD GAWD!!
Gavin Kirkland: No! NOT MY BABY! Andrea and Harlow are both down inside the ring after Harlow just made that impressive move on the former Specialist Champion! And now Harlow smells blood! She grabs Andrea again back to her feet and forces Andrea into the turnbuckles! Andrea crashes hard into those turnbuckles as she drops down on the mat! AND NOW HARLOW CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES!! SHE’S GOING FOR THE DIVING DROPKICK AS ANDREA GETS ONTO HER FEET! AND IT CONNECTS!! ANDREA IS DOWN AND OUT AS HARLOW GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!
Referee: ONE! TWO! TH–
CJ Hana: No! Andrea is able to kick out right before the three count! Harlow knew it wasn’t enough as she quickly grabs Andrea back up to her feet and now Harlow applies Andrea into a sleeper hold! Andrea is already dazed after that dropkick and now Harlow is getting her down to one knee! Andrea eyes are closed and teeth are gritting as she’s suffocating from this sleeper position! I don’t think has it anymore to keep up with Harlow! She’s able to fall asleep and Harlow is well off to victory and her chance to become Specialist Champion!
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t count my dear out! Andrea is getting a feel from the crowd! Her arms were draping but now she’s powering herself back up to her feet! Andrea’s got this! She has that fight and fire to keep going no matter what! Win or lose, our Face of Empire will never quit, whine or complain! She has that IT factor! A future champion! Andrea is using her elbow to drive into the heart of Harlow! Harlow is stunned! BUT NO! HARLOW WITH A SHOT TO ANDREA’S FACE! AND NOW A SLEEPER SUPLEX!! ANDREA IS DOWN ON THE MAT AGAIN!
CJ Hana: Andrea got her hopes up! She almost had it but now I think Harlow is well prepared for the kill! Harlow grabs Andrea again and whips her into the corner and now she runs towards Andrea! RUNNING CANNONBALL SENTON!!! NO!! ANDREA DODGES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND!! AND NOW ANDREA!! LOVE HAZE!! LOVE HAZE!! IT CONNECTS AND ANDREA’S GOT THIS!! HERE’S THE COVER!!
Referee: ONE!! TWO!!! THRE–
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE?! HARLOW KICKS OUT?! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! ANDREA CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HARLOW IS ABLE TO KICK OUT OF ANDREA’S LOVE HAZE!! LOOK AT THE REACTION ON ANDREA’S FACE AND THIS CROWD! LOVE HAZE IS THE MOVE THAT HAS PUT MANY ELITIST DOWN!
CJ Hana: But not Harlow apparently! Andrea lifts Harlow back onto her feet and she’s going for another Love Haz–NO!! HARLOW IS ABLE TO COUNTER IT INTO “DAMN” SHE JUST MANEUVERED ANDREA INTO A BACKFLIP SUPLEX!! HARLOW IS A GOD!! SHE DOESN’T COVER ANDREA THOUGH!
Gavin Kirkland: HARLOW IS LOOKING FOR THE KILL!! SHE GRABS ANDREA FOR FATE’S END!! THIS IS THE END FOR MY BABY GIRL!! NO!! WAIT!! NO!! A ROLLUP BY ANDREA!!
Referee: ONE!! TWO!!!—
CJ Hana: KICK-OUT BY HARLOW!! THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR HARLOW!! ANDREA HAS HER WORK CUT OUT FOR HER!! HARLOW IS A WOMAN ON A MISSION AS SHE GETS BACK UP QUICKLY AND SUPERKICKS ANDREA OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!
Gavin Kirkland: Andrea rolls onto the outside of the ring as Harlow bounces off the ring ropes AND HARLOW WITH A JUMPING CANNONBALL SENTON ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! AND IT CONNECTS!! BOTH WOMEN COME CRASHING DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!! HOLY SHIT!!
CJ Hana: Harlow is simply amazing, Gavin! WATCH THE REPLAY ON THAT JUMP!!
(A replay shows Harlow flipping over the ropes onto the Andrea Valentine)
CJ Hana: The face of Empire is still in trouble!! Harlow grabs Andrea again and places her back inside the ring after a few moments of regathering! This is all but over now!! Harlow has this thing in the bag! SHE HAS ANDREA AGAIN INTO FATE’S END POSITION!! SHE’S GOING FOR IT ALL BUT NO!! ANDREA IS TRYING TO POWER HERSELF OUT OF THE MOVE!! SHE FINALLY MANAGES TO PUSH HARLOW BACK!! BUT HARLOW CHARGES AGAIN AS ANDREA HITS A SPINNING BACK FIST THAT KNOCKS HARLOW DOWN!! AND I THINK ANDREA IS GOING FOR XOXO!! SHE HAS HAR–NO!! HARLOW WITH A COUNTER INTO A SPINNING TORTURE RACK SLAM!! SHE BRINGS THE PAIN TO ANDREA!! THIS IS IT AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!! TWOOOO!!! THRE—
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD!! ANDREA KICKS OUT!! ANDREA KICKS OUT!!!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!! THIS IS AWESOME!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!
CJ Hana: The will! The star-power!! Neither of these women are going to stop at nothing to gain a chance to face Consuela Rose Ava for the Specialist Championship!! Harlow is still amazing that Andrea was able to kick out of that move and now she sets her eyes for the perfect opportunity!! SHE HAS ANDREA FOR FATE’S END!! FATE’S END!! IT’S OVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NOT BY A LONGSHOT!! ANDREA IS ABLE TO COUNTER HARLOW INTO LOVE HAZE!!! A SECOND LOVE HAZE CONNECTS!! AND ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Referee: ONE!! TWOOO!! THREEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Maria Del Rey: Here’s your winner and the NUMBER CONTENDER FOR THE SPECIALIST CHAMPIONSHIP!! ANDREA VALENTINEEEEE!!!
CJ Hana: What an amazing display by these two young ladies! You have to give it up for Harlow! She’s going to get her chance one day after tonight, I’m pretty positive about that!
Gavin Kirkland: Until then, Andrea is going back to challenge for the Specialist Championship yet again! I’m so proud of my beautiful blonde queen and I will be rooting for her! Yeppie! Now I have two of my gals going for championship gold at Terminus!
(We cut backstage where we see Kathy Kush holding a microphone as she stands backstage and inside the Empire locker room.)
Kathy Kush: Hello everybody! I’m Kathy Kush here with two of Empire’s finest competitors! Io Ishimori and Miho Li!
(Io Ishimori and Miho Li step into the frame, both dressed in their ring attires. In her hand, Io is clutching tightly onto Yoshi San, her toy cat that she has been seen carrying around for a number of weeks. She gently pats Yoshi on the head.)
Kathy Kush: Hi, ladies, I have a few questions for you two, as we all are wonder–
Io Ishimori: Excuse me, but Yoshi San isn’t a lady! How could you dare exclude him from this interview?!
Miho Li: (Miho rolls her eyes) And here she goes…
Io Ishimori: Be real! This isn’t about us right now, Miho! Everybody saw how well you fought Karina-Ann and Cassidy Kane earlier! Now? Now, it’s Yoshi San’s time to talk! The EAW Universe has questions, and he has all the answers! Ask away Kathy!
Kathy Kush: You…you want me to interview not you two…but instead interview Yoshi San?
(Miho Li sighs and rubs her temple. Io lowers her ear to Yoshi San’s mouth and nods before tilting back up and staring at Kathy.)
Io Ishimori: Yoshi says ask whatever you like because Yoshi will answer any question you pose for him!
Kathy Kush: Um…k. So, how has it been you two teaming up together?
Miho Li: I can answer that, I think Io and I compliment each other in the ring very we–
Io Ishimori: Miho! Stop! What did I just say? Don’t be rude, Miho! Yoshi San is speaking! Listen!
(The camera zooms in on the plush cat’s glass ears and felt nose.)
Yoshi San: …
(Io raises Yoshi San up to her ear again. She nods and smirks before speaking.)
Io Ishimori: I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!
Kathy Kush: …
Miho Li: …
Io Ishimori: What? You guys don’t agree with Yoshi? All Yoshi said was that Miho and Ishi are connected and in perfect sync! We are tough and capable of becoming Tag Team Champions someday! Yoshi San is incredibly positive for our futures!
Kathy Kush: Well, Yoshi San is indeed very positive!
Miho Li: The…the toy didn’t say any–
Io Ishimori: NEXT QUESTION!
Kathy Kush: Okay, are there any tag teams you two–
Io Ishimori: Not two, Kathy! THREE! Yoshi of course, me, and don’t forget Miho!
Miho Li: Ugh…
Kathy Kush: Y-yes. You THREE! Sorry. Is there any teams you THREE have on your radar to face someday or at some point in the near future?
Miho Li: Well, we definitely believe we can beat–
Io Ishimori: STOP BEING RUDE, MIHO! Yoshi San was talking! Sorry Yoshi San, go ahead!
Yoshi San: …
(Yoshi San was raised up high to Io’s ears again.)
Io Ishimori: Hm? I didn’t catch that Yoshi San. Once more?
Yoshi San: …
Miho Li: …
Kathy Kush: …
(Io lifts Yoshi San again to her ear as Miho’s irritated scowl turned from annoyed to pissed off, but not because of her partner’s antics, surprisingly. She seems to be distracted by something going on off camera.)
Io Ishimori: Yoshi San says that Miho and I are welcoming any tag team on Empire or any brand in EAW to a challenge. Because he knows we can do it! Yoshi Tan believes in us! We know what we’re capable of and as a duo, we are willing to take on any body standing on the other side of that ring from us!
???: Look what we have here…
???: Two losers and their Hello Kitty doll!
(In walks in to the frame, Fatal Destiny. Celes Dumont and Karina-Ann burst out laughing as they stand opposite Miho and Ishimori as Kathy Kush stands in the middle.)
Celes Dumont: Can someone tell me when we started allowing puppets onto Empire? What is this, Sesame Street?
Karina-Ann: You two nobodies and your little doll can kick rocks if you think you have a chance in this company, let alone a chance against a tag team as good as us! Pay close attention to the display of pure dominance and skillfulness we showed you earlier tonight–
Miho Li: Woah, we mean no harm, ladies. And no disrespect, Karina, but didn’t I beat you before the sneak attack you and Celes pulled off? Plus…I don’t see any gold around your waists. As a matter of a fact, who are you two to judge us when you know you two choked when the tag titles were on the line the last time you both had a chance?
Karina-Ann: Oh, you mean the night I had to pull DOUBLE DUTY against the tag team champions AND wrestle in the Iconic Cup Finals?
Io Ishimori: What’s that, Yoshi San?
Yoshi San: …
Celes Dumont: …
Karina Ann: …
Kathy Kush: …
Miho Li: Wait a minute! Sh! I think I heard Yoshi this time!
Io Ishimori: YOU DID?!?
Miho Li: Yeah! Yoshi San said, wasn’t that the night you lost TWICE, Karina-Ann?
(The crowd in the arena “oohs” as Karina is stunned by Miho Li’s comment.)
Io Ishimori: I didn’t hear Yoshi San say that…
Miho Li: WELL, that’s what I said, then! You two call yourself Fatal Destiny but how about you try your fate against us and we put that destiny of yours in our hands?
Celes Dumont: Miho Li, you two are a pair of arrogant urchins who will be the ones losing if you pick a fight with Karina and my–ourselves. I will personally rip that doll’s head off and eat it in front of you if I have to. Family or not. The reality of the situation is that you’re never going to get anywhere, Miho, so long as you continue to subject yourself to this level of humiliation at the hands of this lost little lamb.
Io Ishimori: I’ll speak for all three of us and say we will fight you two at any time and at any place!
Celes Dumont: (Celes scoffs and shakes her head.) Be careful what you ask for, Io. I–we have taken the best and the worst dished out by our fellow Elitists and yet we continue to remain standing, ask anyone here and they will freely tell you that you’re in for a real challenge because you can know us down…but then we pull ourselves back together and go back in for the kill, like we know how to.
Karina-Ann: And when you say “we” you mean the both of us…right?
Celes Dumont: Huh? Yes. Yes, of course…
Miho Li: You have no idea how much that offer excites me, Celes! And I’ll stand right by Io’s side like the loyal partner that I am. Take us on. I have no problem with facing you Celes, let alone you either, Karina. How about we settle this at Terminus? Fatal Destiny against Io Ishimori and myself–
Io Ishimori: WITH YOSHI SAN RINGSIDE!
Miho Li: …right. With Yoshi San at ringside…
Karina Ann: We are going to destroy you two in the middle of that ring, that I promise! We’re going to fold you broads up like–like–like some origami!
Yoshi San: …
Io Ishimori: YOSHI SAYS THAT’S RACIST!
Celes Dumont: All this talk and I still hear nothing but radio silence. You might as well stay silent instead of embarrassing yourself week after week. Watch closely, little lambs. I’ll show you exactly what we mean, show you exactly what you’re in for come Terminus–unless of course, you change your minds.
(Fatal Destiny exit the scene as Io clutches Yoshi San tightly to her chest as Miho scratches her head. We fade to commercial break.)
(Commercial break — ad for Frank Greyson’s pet adoption center.)
(“Act Up” by City Girls plays through the speakers as Brianna Blair walks out. The crowd doesn’t really know how to react to her, but she’s gotten some whistles from the guys on the crowd while everyone else seems to be booing her.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first…from Los Angeles, California… she is “The Seductress” … BRRRIIIIAAAAANNNNNAAAAA BLLLAAAAIIIIRRRRRRRRRR!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is a woman who will probably be Mistress #2 in about a month or so! She falls her self “The Seductress” and you know what? I like that! She is probably like Felix Hartley and understand that sex sells and will flaunt it because she can! I am just hoping that she looks good here like she did on Fight Grid against Cassidy Kane.
CJ Hana: This is a bigger stage than Fight Grid, Gavin! There are bunch of women on this brand, who you could argue is the best! We could be adding Brianna Blair to the list if she puts in the work and grabs the attention of everyone!
(“Malevolence” by New Years Day replaces “Act Up” as Celes Dumont walks out. The crowd has been warming up to Celes a bit due to her performances against Minerva and Consuela Rose Ava, but Celes is not letting the crowd’s reception get to her. She is focused on hurting as much women as possible.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent… from Boston, Massachusetts … she is “Lady Gojira” … CEEEELLLEEESSSSSSS DUUUUMOOOONNNNNNTTTTTTTT!!
CJ Hana: Here is a woman, who has managed to show a new side to her over the past few weeks! We have been able to see the more aggressive and violent side of Celes Dumont! Not only that, but she has been able to show signs of stepping up to the plate when going up against the best on this brand! If she puts in the work, she could be a future champion on this brand!
Gavin Kirkland: This aggression from Celes Dumont has been turning me on for some reason. I do not know what is wrong with me, CJ, but I don’t like it! I think I need help!
CJ Hana: Indeed, you do.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont versus Brianna Blair is underway! These two women could not be any more different from each other, Gavin!
(Brianna Blair and Celes Dumont meet in the center of the ring. Brianna is looking at Celes from up to do all over. Brianna has a huge smirk on her face as it looks like she is not taking Celes seriously at all. This is only going to piss off Celes even more.)
Gavin Kirkland: BRIANNA BLAIR CONNECTS WITH A HUGE SLAP ACROSS CELES DUMONT’S CHEEK! THAT SLAP WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE CELES STUMBLE TO HER FEET! HER FACE LOOKS AWAY FROM BRIANNA, ALMOST LIKE SHE IS SHOCKED THAT THIS HAPPENED, BUT SHE SHOULDN’T BE SHOCKED AT ALL! BRIANNA IS FIERY! SHE’S BLONDE AND SEXY — SHE WILL FIT RIGHT IN WITH EMPIRE, BUT MOSTLY, FOX! BY THE LOOK ON CELES’ FACE, CELES IS A LITTLE STUNNED BY THAT SLAP —
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont tackles Brianna Blair to the mat! CELES BEGINS TO FIRE SOME SERIOUS SHOTS TO BRIANNA’S FACE! CELES IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT SLAP WITHOUT DELIVERING A FEW OF PUNCHES OF HER OWN! CELES IS NOT GOING TO LET SOMEONE LIKE BRIANNA HIT HER WITHOUT ANY CONSEQUENCES AT ALL! CELES GETS BRIANNA UP TO HER FEET BY HER HAIR! CELES IS DRAGGING THE POOR WOMAN BEFORE THROWING HER ACROSS THE RING! I’m surprised that Celes didn’t completely rip off Brianna’s hair with that move! Brianna uses the assistance of the rope to pick herself back up! Brianna has her back against the corner, but Celes goes right after “The Seductress” with a meteora to her at the corner! Celes lands on her feet as Brianna stumbles forward in response to that meteora! Celes gets Brianna and connects with a scoop slam as she takes down the newcomer! Celes hooks the leg as the official of the match, Marti Solo, gets in position for the count!
Marti Solo: …ONE!!
Gavin Kirkland: …Brianna Blair manages to kick out quickly! CELES DUMONT BEGINS TO DELIVER SOME STIFF ELBOW SHOTS TO BRIANNA’S SKULL BEFORE GETTING HER BACK UP TO HER FEET! CELES GETS BRIANNA IN A POSITION FOR A HEADLOCK DDT, BUT BRIANNA MANAGES TO SHIFT HER BODY AND COUNTER WITH A STUNNER! CELES GOES BACKWARDS IN RESPONSE TO THAT STUNNER AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL AND BLONDE BRIANNA HAS FOUND AN OPENING TO CONTROL THE MATCH! BRIANNA GETS TO A VERTICAL BASE AS CELES GOES RIGHT AFTER HER — CELES WITH A SPEAR, BUT BRIANNA IS ABLE TO SPINE HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY FROM THAT SPEAR! CELES GOES RIGHT PAST BRIANNA, FAILING TO STOP HERSELF FROM TRYING TO CONNECT THAT SPEAR, BUT BRIANNA GETS CELES BY HER HAIR AND SLAMS HER BACK AGAINST THE MAT! Celes is holding her head in pain from that as Brianna keeps up the work by getting Celes to her feet! Brianna gets Celes by her arm before delivering an Irish whip to Celes at the corner! Celes crashes back first against the corner, but Brianna goes right after her with a clothesline at the corner! Brianna stands on the second row of ropes, so that she is standing above Celes! Brianna begins to connect with some punches on the top of Celes’ head! One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Celes manages to get Brianna in position for a powerbomb! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! Ten! Celes with a powerbomb!
CJ Hana: Not quite, Gavin! Brianna Blair manages to get herself on Celes Dumont’s back before connect with a sunset flip! Celes gets flipped around as Brianna holds Celes there for the cover!
Marti Solo: …ONE!! TWO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont rolls out of the pin at two! It may almost feel wrong to call Celes a “thing” but, over the past few weeks, I have slowly begun to realize that maybe, people shouldn’t count her out! Two weeks ago, she had competed in a Chairs Match against Minerva! Last week, she had an opportunity for the Specialists Championship against Consuela Rose Ava in a Hardcore Match! Sure, she may have not been successful in those two matches, but it is safe to say that those two particular matches have shaped herself as a wrestler! BRIANNA BLAIR GETS TO HER FEET AS SHE GETS CELES BACK TO HERS AS WELL! BRIANNA CONNECTS WITH A STANDING DROPKICK AS SHE MANAGES TO TAKE CELES DOWN! BRIANNA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SOMERSAULT LEG DROP ON CELES! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THING, CJ! BEAUTIFUL MOVE, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN! I STAN. :heart_eyes:
CJ Hana: Celes Dumont seems to be in trouble for the time being, but there is no doubt that she is going to be using those two losses from the past two weeks as some motivation! I don’t think that Celes wants to lose to another newcomer! Brianna rises back to her feet as she gets Celes back to her feet as well! This time, it seems like Brianna is struggling with getting Celes back to her feet! Celes manages to shove Brianna away from her as she makes it back to her feet by herself! BRIANNA GOES RIGHT AFTER HER — BYE, BITCH! THE SUPERKICK ON CELES! CELES DUCKS THE SUPERKICK AS SHE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO GET A GOOD HOLD OF BRIANNA’S LEG! BRIANNA IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! BUT, CELES HAS A HUGE, SINISTER GRIN ON HER FACE! THE DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP ON BRIANNA BLAIR! BRIANNA IS CLUTCHING HER LEFT ANKLE IN PAIN! FOR SURE, IT SEEMS LIKE CELES MAY HAVE TWEAKED HER ANKLE A BIT! HOPEFULLY, IT’S NOTHING SERIOUS, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE CELES MAY HAVE FOUND A BODY PART FOR HER TO TARGET FOR THE REST OF THE MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Celes Dumont might as well do that, but I’m rooting for Brianna Blair to fight through the pain and overcome the odds! Celes gets Brianna by her left ankle before slamming it against the mat! Instantly, Brianna flinches in pain! You can see the pain in her face, CJ! I should go out there to check on her, but Brianna doesn’t need a man like me to come to her aid! She can handle herself! CELES GETS BRIANNA BY HER ANKLE AGAIN AND IT SEEMS LIKE CELES IS GOING TO APPLY THE KNEE BAR! BRIANNA IS TRYING TO USE HER RIGHT LEG TO KICK CELES AWAY FROM HER, BUT CELES GETS MANAGES TO BACK AWAY JUST A BIT, SO THAT SHE DOESN’T LOSE HOLD OF BRIANNA’S ANKLE! CELES APPLIES THE KNEE BAR! BRIANNA BLAIR IS CRYING OUT IN PAIN! THIS BREAKS MY HEART. :sob: Brianna is trying to reach for those bottom ropes, but they seem so far away from her! Brianna is not going to quit this match! She refuses to tap out in her Empire debut match! She refuses to lose to Celes Dumont! I do not blame her to be honest! Celes has a pretty good hold on that knee bar! Brianna has both her shoulder’s on the mat!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO!
CJ Hana: Brianna Blair manages to lift her shoulders off the mat! Celes Dumont almost got an unexpected victory there! Celes releases the knee bar on Brianna! Brianna clutches onto her left ankle, but it seems like Celes is not done with inflict any pain to it! Celes gets Brianna by her injured ankle again as she manages to pull to the corner! Celes manages to slide underneath the ring, but she still has a good hold of Brianna’s ankle? WHAT IN THE HELL IS CELES PLANNING TO DO NEXT? SHE’S PLANNING TO DO A FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK ON THE RING POST? I’VE BARELY SEEN THAT AROUND HERE! BRIANNA BLAIR IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! BRIANNA WOULD BE CRAZY NOT TO SUBMIT HERE, BUT LIKE YOU SAID, GAVIN! SHE DOESN’T WANT TO LOSE THIS MATCH! SHE WANTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION HERE! THE OFFICIAL WILL MOST LIKELY GIVE CELES UNTIL THE COUNT OF FIVE TO RELEASE THE HOLD!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont releases the hold!
CJ Hana: As soon as Celes Dumont releases the hold, Brianna Blair uses her right foot to kick Celes away from her! Celes falls head first ringside! That did not sound good from here! It seems like Brianna has found another opening to get herself back in this match up! Brianna is using the ropes to help get herself up! But, you can tell that she is favoring that ankle! She is doing her best to shake off some of the pain as she rolls underneath the ring in order to get Celes ring side! Brianna gets Celes back to her feet before ramming her against the barricade! Brianna begins to knee Celes in her stomach before delivering some punches onto her back! SLOWLY, THIS GETS CELES TO HER KNEES AS BRIANNA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A LOW DROPKICK AS THAT GETS CELES CRASHING HEAD FIRST BEHIND THE BARRICADE! BRIANNA GETS BACK TO HER FEET AGAIN AS SHE GETS CELES BY HER HEAD BEFORE SLAMMING HER HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON! BRIANNA STILL MAINTAINS HER HOLD OF CELES’ HEAD BEFORE SLAMMING HER AGAINST THE APRON AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! BRIANNA BLAIR IS GOING CRAZY WITH SLAMMING CELES DUMONT’S HEAD AGAINST THE APRON! CELES GETS TO ONE KNEE! IT SEEMS LIKE THAT LAST HEAD SLAM ON THE APRON SEEMED TO KNOCK MOST OF THE WIND OUT OF HER, BUT BRIANNA GETS CELES AND ROLLS HER INSIDE THE RING! BRIANNA IS MORE THAN DETERMINED TO END THIS MATCH AND WIN HER DEBUT MATCH ON EMPIRE!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Celes Dumont kicks out at two! Brianna Blair is shown to get a little annoyed at this point in the match! This match is not like her debut match on Fight Grid! Celes is not going to fall as easily as Cassidy Kane did! Brianna begins to connect with some stiff forearms to Celes’ face! I love a woman, who is not afraid to be a little aggressive, CJ! But, who doesn’t know that fact about me? I am the most interesting guy on Empire! Well… I’m the only guy on Empire, but there is no one like Gavin Kirkland anywhere! BRIANNA GETS CELES BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HUGE SLAP TO CELES’ FACE! CELES DID NOT FLINCH WHATSOEVER TO THAT SLAP, BUT CELES DID FALL TO ONE KNEE! SHE IS TELLING FOR BRIANNA TO SLAP HER AGAIN! WHAT IS THE THING DOING? BRIANNA SLAPS CELES ACROSS THE FACE AGAIN! JUST LIKE LAST TIME, CELES DID NOT FLINCH WHATSOEVER! THIS IS GETTING KINDA FREAKY! BRIANNA SLAPS CELES FOR A THIRD TIME — BUT CELES MANAGES TO CATCH BRIANNA BY HER ARM! Celes manages to rise to her feet, still having a good hold on Brianna Blair’s arm! Celes connects with an hiptoss that gets Brianna into a seated position before positioning herself on her knees! Celes connects with a series of shoot kicks as Brianna’s head goes back, but she maintains herself on her knees! Celes takes a few steps back before connecting with a penalty kick as that takes Brianna down! Celes goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
CJ Hana: Brianna Blair kicks out! Now, it is Celes Dumont’s turn to be a little annoyed, but she can’t be phased! It seems like she has Brianna where she wants her! Celes gets Brianna by her hair before connecting with a series of headbutts! She is trying to get Brianna to back down! But, Celes takes a few steps back as she is more than anticipating for Brianna to get back to her feet! CELES GOES TOWARDS BRIANNA — DEVIL TRIGGER — THE HIGH IMPACT ROUNDHOUSE KICK CONNECTS AS THAT TAKES BRIANNA DOWN! CELES GETS BRIANNA UP BEFORE PLACING HER ON HER SHOULDERS! IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO GET A GREETINGS FROM JUNON —THAT FIREMAN’S CARRY FACEBUSTER ON BRIANNA BLAIR! CELES GOES FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Malevolence” plays again as Celes Dumont has a huge smirk on her face as she gets her hand raised by the official. Brianna Blair rolls out of the ring, leaving Celes to celebrate in the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH … CEEELLLLLEEESSSSSS DUUUUMOOOONNNNNNTTTTT!!
CJ Hana: What an excellent way to step up after coming short in victories these last two weeks! Celes Dumont manages to pick up a victory just a week before Terminus! Celes has taken the mistakes that she has made and she’s improved and showed a new side to herself! She could find herself on the Pain for Pride card if she manages to help her team pick up the victory at Terminus!
Gavin Kirkland: That thing did alright. I should really stop calling her that thing. But, it’s so fun. :mjcry:
(Empire fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break — ad for Fenty Beauty featuring EAW Elitist Serena Bennett.)
(“Big Bad Wolf” by In This Moment blasts through the speakers as Minerva walks out with an eerie look on her face. She is looking around her scenery before having her eyes set for the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first…from Coyote Flats, Texas .. she is “The Gypsy Moth” … MIIINNNNEEERRRRRVVVVAAAAAAAA!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is a woman that I am low-key attracted too, CJ! Minerva seems like she would be a freak in bed! And knowing me, I love them freaks! But, Minerva is someone who wasn’t too happy about how her match against Andrea Valentine panned out last week, but Minerva wants to use that as motivation to defeat Raven Roberts this week!
CJ Hana: She is had made it quite clear that she is not fond of the “Barbies” or “Divas” as she likes to call them! If she could eliminate them all, she could. But, I don’t consider Raven a Barbie or Diva, so it should be interesting how she approaches Raven in this match!
(“Rise” by League of Legends replaces “Big Bad Wolf” as the crowd delivers a pop for Raven Roberts. Raven Roberts stands on top of the ramp as she takes in the scenery of the crowd. She poses for the crowd before having her eyes focused on Minerva in the ring.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent…from Las Vegas, Nevada… she is “The Bird of Prey” … RAAAAVVVVVEEEENNNNNNNNNN ROOOOOOBBBEEEERRRRRRRTTTTTSSSSSSS!!
CJ Hana: Raven Roberts managed to get a victory over Andrea Valentine two weeks ago on Empire! She would love nothing more than to get a victory over Minerva this week! She wasn’t happy about how her match at Grand Rampage went, but she is looking to hopefully get herself back in the title picture post Pain for Pride, so her performances over the next several weeks are going to be crucial for her!
Gavin Kirkland: The past two Women’s World Champions have not been able to defeat her without some controversy! That speaks volumes, CJ! I may not really like Raven, but there is no denying how good she is! She could be champion in the next season! She just needs to prove that she can defeat anyone on Empire!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: This is one of the more interesting match ups on this edition of Empire! Both have that dark hair, but unlike the blondes, Raven Roberts and Minerva and NOT Constance Blevins do not look like each other! If you were to find some other detail to make them similar, it would have to be that these two are around the same height! The two freaks of nature lock up with each other, but it seems like Raven is stronger out of the two as she manages to push Minerva towards one of the corners! Raven holds Minerva there for a second before backing herself away from “The Gypsy Moth”! IT DOES NOT STAY LIKE THAT LONG ENOUGH AS MINERVA GOES RIGHT AFTER RAVEN, BUT RAVEN MANAGES TO GET MINERVA BY HER ARM AND CONNECT WITH A HIP TOSS! LIKE A RAG DOLL, MINERVA FALLS TO A SEATED POSITION AS RAVEN SEEMS LIKE SHE IS MORE THAN LOOKING FORWARD TO SHIFTING THIS MATCH INTO HER FAVOR! RAVEN RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A SHOOT KICK TO MINERVA’S BACK BEFORE REBOUNDING FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTING WITH A PENALTY KICK IN FRONT OF MINERVA!
CJ Hana: …But, Minerva manages to move to the side as she manages to get Raven Roberts and counter with a roll up, but Raven manages to roll herself out of the roll up before the official could get in position for her count! Raven gets to her feet as Minerva does the same thing as well! Raven goes right after Minerva with a clothesline, but Minerva manages to reel Raven in before connecting with a lifting reverse sto! Minerva plants the former New Breed Champion as she goes for the cover!
Marti Solo: ..ONE!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts manages to kick out at one! Minerva rises to her feet as Raven is slowly getting back to her feet as well, but Minerva connects with a dropkick that takes Raven to her knees! MINERVA TAKES A FEW STEPS BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS RAVEN AND CONNECTING WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS ON RAVEN! MINERVA BEGINS TO POUND AWAY WITH STIFF FISTS! RAVEN ROLLS HERSELF ON TOP OF MINERVA AND BEGINS GETTING HER OWN PUNCHES IN! BUT, IT DOES NOT LAST LONG AS MINERVA ASSERTS HER DOMINANCE ONCE AGAIN! MINERVA BEGINS TO WRAP HER HANDS ON RAVEN! SHE IS CHOKING RAVEN! MINERVA IS TRYING TO CHOKE RAVEN ROBERTS TO DEATH, BUT THE OFFICIAL MANAGES TO PULL MINERVA AWAY FROM RAVEN BEFORE THE SITUATION COULD GET WORSE! I DON’T THINK THAT MINERVA IS QUITE HAPPY THAT THE OFFICIAL GOT INVOLVED, BUT A DEATH, REGARDLESS OF IT BEING A BLONDE DEATH OR NOT, IS STILL BAD FOR THE FOX IMAGE! SO, WE SHOULD ALL PRAISE THAT OFFICIAL BECAUSE SHE IS LOOKING OUT FOR ALL OF US!
CJ Hana: Raven Roberts gets to her feet as she is clutching the front of her neck in pain! I don’t think that she was expecting to go into the match and get choked to death, but knowing the fighter Raven is, this is not going to keep her down! Minerva moves past the official as she tries to go after Raven with some punches of her own, but instead of taking the punches, Raven is fighting back! She is getting in some punches of her own! She is showing that Minerva is not going to get her to back down! Minerva begins to knee Raven in the stomach! Raven bends forward in response to that as Minerva continues to knee Raven! EACH TIME, RAVEN IS FEELING THE PAIN MORE AND MORE! MINERVA GETS RAVEN BY HER RIGHT ARM BEFORE DELIVERING AN IRISH WHIP AT THE CORNER! RAVEN’S BACK COLLIDES AGAINST THE CORNER! SHE HAS THAT MILLISECOND TO TAKE SOME TIME FOR HERSELF, BUT MINERVA CHARGES RIGHT TOWARDS RAVEN TO CONNECT WITH A FLYING FOREARM TO RAVEN, WHICH SENDS HER BACK TO THE CORNER AGAIN! MINERVA GOES RIGHT AFTER RAVEN AGAIN AND DELIVERS ANOTHER FOREARM TO RAVEN AT THE CORNER AS THAT WAS ENOUGH TO SEND HER SITTING ON THE SECOND ROW OF ROPES! MINERVA CONNECTS WITH SOME FORCEFUL STOMPS ONTO RAVEN’S STOMACH!
Gavin Kirkland: Raven Roberts tries to push Minerva away from her! Raven is trying to buy a moment to recover! Just anytime would matter to her, but Minerva is not letting that happen whatsoever! Minerva grabs a fistful of Raven’s hair before connecting with a snapmare! Raven finds herself in a seated position as Minerva applies a chinlock on “The Bird of Prey”! Minerva has taken full control of this match from the beginning! It seems like Raven has gotten very little or no offense at all in this match, but if Raven wants to change that, she is going to need to step it up!
(Slowly, the crowd begins to clap rhythmically for Raven Roberts to make some magical comeback in this match. This energy is helping motivate Raven to regain some strength…)
CJ Hana: Minerva seems to be in trouble at the moment as Raven Roberts seems to be feeding off the energy of the crowd! RAVEN IS SLOWLY RISING BACK TO HER FEET! SHE IS STILL SHAKY, BUT SHE IS DOING HER BEST TO GET OUT OF MINERVA’S GRASP! RAVEN SOMEHOW MAKES IT TO HER FEET, BUT MINERVA IS TRYING TO PULL HER BACK, BUT IS MET WITH A BACK ELBOW SHOT TO THE FACE! AT LAST, RAVEN IS FREE FROM THE CHINLOCK AS SHE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE AS THAT TAKES MINERVA DOWN! RAVEN IS ANTICIPATING FOR MINERVA TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET AGAIN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! MINERVA GETS BACK TO HER FEET AGAIN AS RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK THAT TAKES DOWN ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS FOR THE EMPIRE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS AT TERMINUS! RAVEN GETS MINERVA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE DELIVERING AN IRISH WHIP TO THE ROPES, BUT RAVEN FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A CROSSBODY AS SHE TAKES DOWN MINERVA! RAVEN STAYS THERE FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: …OOOOOOOOOOONE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva gets a shoulder up! Raven Roberts gets Minerva up to her feet as she takes her towards the ropes! Raven steps on top of the corner! It seems like Raven is going to go for a tightrope walk on the top rope! Is Minerva going to let that happen at all? RAVEN IS TIGHTROPE WALKING BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPRINGBOARD ARM DRAG ON MINERVA! WITH BOTH WOMEN DOWN, RAVEN IS THE FIRST ONE TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET! MINERVA GETS TO HER FEET SLOWLY AFTER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH AN AXE HANDLE WHICH TAKES MINERVA DOWN! MINERVA GETS BACK UP AS RAVEN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER AXE HANDLE! MINERVA GOES DOWN, BUT GETS BACK UP AGAIN AS RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A BACK KICK! MINERVA BENDS FORWARD AS SHE HOLDS ONTO HER STOMACH IN PAIN, BUT RAVEN MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A VICIOUS HEADBUTT, WHICH GETS MINERVA TO HER KNEES! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER HEADBUTT! MINERVA IS SLOWLY FALLING BACK AS RAVEN FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SHOOT KICK AS SHE GETS MINERVA TO HER BACK! RAVEN GETS MINERVA A FEW INCHES AWAY FROM THE ROPES BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES, SPRING BOARDING OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTING WITH A LIONSAULT! RAVEN ROBERTS LANDS ON MINERVA, WHO CLUTCHES HER STOMACH! SHE NAILED MINERVA RIGHT WHERE SHE NEEDED TO!
CJ Hana: Raven Roberts gets Minerva to her feet and throws her out of the ring through the middle rope! Raven is getting a little aggressive, but she wants to prove that she’s better than Minerva! She wants to prove that she is the best on Empire! RAVEN LOOKS AT THE SET OF ROPES BEHIND HER BEFORE NODDING! RAVEN REBOUNDS HERSELF OFF THOSE ROPES AND LAUNCHES HERSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE TO MINERVA OUTSIDE OF THE RING! MINERVA DID HER BEST TO CATCH RAVEN, BUT THE DIVE WAS ENOUGH TO TAKE THESE TWO WOMEN DOWN! RAVEN GETS MINERVA UP TO HER FEET BEFORE GETTING HER BY THE ARM AND WHIPPING HER TOWARDS THE EDGE OF THE RING APRON! RAVEN BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME TURNBUCKLE THRUSTS DIRECTLY ON THE EDGE OF THE RING APRON! RAVEN BEGINS TO CLUB AWAY WITH SOME FOREARM AS SHE GETS MINERVA BY HER ARM AGAIN BEFORE THROWING HER TOWARDS THE BARRICADE! MINERVA COLLAPSES INTO A SEATED POSITION! HER BACK IS AGAINST THE APRON AS RAVEN RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A VICIOUS KNEE TO THE FACE OF MINERVA! THAT KNEE WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE MINERVA’S HEAD GO BACK! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER KNEE AND ANOTHER KNEE AND ANOTHER KNEE! RAVEN IS GOING CRAZY WITH THESE KNEES, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT SHE CARES AT ALL! Raven gets Minerva by her hair and rolls her back inside the ring! Raven rolls back into the ring short after before gesturing for Minerva to get back to her feet! Raven gets Minerva up before connecting with the Huntress Bomb! The sit out spinebuster on Minerva as Even goes fro the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR—
Gavin Kirkland: MINERVA KICKS OUT! SHE IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKING IN THIS MATCH! RAVEN ROBERTS IS LOOKING AT MINERVA, TRYING TO PLOT HER NEXT MOVE! PERSONALLY, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE RAVEN KEEP UP THAT AGGRESSION THAT SHE SHOWED RINGSIDE! IT DOESN’T MATTER IF RAVEN HAS TURNED A NEW LEAF, I STILL BELIEVE THAT AGGRESSION THAT SHE HAD WITHIN THE PAST YEAR IS STILL THERE! Raven gets Minerva and begins to apply a standing armbar on “The Gypsy Moth”! Raven is wrenching that arm in as she applies that hold, but Raven transitions the standing armbar to a standard armbar as she has Minerva stuck in the center of the ring! Minerva is so far away from the bottom rope! I don’t think Raven has any remorse if she rips Minerva’s arm off! Raven wants to win this match! She wants to prove why she should be the Women’s World Champion! RAVEN IS APPLYING MORE PRESSURE ON THAT SUBMISSION HOLD! THIS IS GOING TO DAMAGE MINERVA’S ARM IF SHE DOESN’T FIND A WAY OUT OF THE ARMBAR! I DON’T SEE MINERVA TAPPING OUT HERE, CJ! MINERVA IS STUBBORN — LIKE MOST WOMEN ON EMPIRE — TO SUBMIT! MINERVA IS GOING TO WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT IT TAKES TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION HOLD! MINERVA IS ATTEMPTING TO ROLL HERSELF OVER — SHE GETS RAVEN’S SHOULDER’S TO THE MAT!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO!
CJ Hana: Minerva manages to escape from the armbar after Raven Roberts lets go of it! She knew what Minerva was going to do and she was not going to allow it! Minerva rises back to her feet as does Raven! Raven with a forearm! Minerva with a forearm! These two women are trading forearms at one another! Both of them trying to knock down the other! Minerva connects with a knee to Raven’s stomach! Minerva connects with another knee to Raven’s stomach! Minerva rebounds from the ropes to connect with a scissors kick as that takes Raven Roberts down to one knee! Minerva gets Raven in position! Minerva is going for the tombstone piledriver on the former New Breed Champion! The Princess Killer on Raven! No! Raven manages to have her feet planted on the ground! INSTEAD RAVEN MANAGES TO GET MINERVA IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A HUNTRESS BOMB! ANOTHER SIT OUT SPINEBUSTER! BUT INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE COVER, IT SEEMS LIKE RAVEN IS GOING TO LET MINERVA SLOWLY GET TO A STANDING POSITION! RAVEN REBOUNDS FROM THE ROPES ANd — TALON!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! MINERVA MOVES TO THE SIDE AS RAVEN ROBERTS FALLS DUE TO THE TALON NOT CONNECTING! RAVEN RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS MINERVA POKES RAVEN IN THE RIGHT EYE! THE OFFICIAL FAILED TO SEE IT AS MINERVA PICKS UP RAVEN — TPK – THE PRINCESS KILLER AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER ON RAVEN!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Big Bad Wolf” blasts through the speakers as Minerva rises back to her feet. She has a huge grin on her face as she gets her arm raised by the official. Raven is seen covering her right eye. She is hoping that it was nothing serious, but it seemed like Minerva poked it hard.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH … MINNNNNEEERRRRRRRVVVVAAAAAAAAA!!
CJ Hana: Minerva with another controversial victory. This time over the former New Breed Champion! Minerva picked up a big victory a week before facing the Queen’s Court for the vacant Empire Tag Team Championships, going into Terminus blazing hot!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva knows the level of opponent Raven Roberts is! She needed to do whatever it took to not only win the match, but survive Raven! If she can survive the Queen’s Court, then she can survive anything!
CJ Hana: And that’s all fine and dandy for Minerva, but where does this leave Raven Roberts? Seems like the poor girl really just can’t catch a break–wait, is she–is Raven grabbing a microphone?
Gavin Kirkland: The bitch can’t even see right now, what the hell is she going to say?
(Raven respectfully waits for Minerva to finish celebrating and to exit the ring before raising the microphone to her mouth. “Big Bad Wolf” dies down as Raven takes her spot at the center of the ring.)
Raven Roberts: Congratulations, Minerva.
(The camera cuts to Minerva who walks backwards up the ramp and behind the curtain as Raven leads the crowd in applause.)
Raven Roberts: Minerva did something tonight that I damn sure didn’t expect her to right away–she delivered. She passed the biggest test of her career to date by defeating me: Raven Roberts. For a long time, I was the embodiment of fear on this brand. Facing me meant you had good odds to end up on the shelf and not because of an accident. But Minerva was the better competitor tonight. She surprised me–similarly to the way the EAW Universe surprised me when they finally got behind me when they finally got a glimpse of who I was truly capable of becoming. The fans cheer me after all this time because after people pretending not to know who I am at Terminus, after booing me for so long, they watched me fight. Tirelessly, through blood, sweat, and tears. They respect me because they know there’s not an ounce of quit in my body, they’ve seen me broken, bloodied, burned, but the one thing they’ve never seen me do is stay down.
(Raven pauses for a moment, allowing the crowd to applaud and cheer for her for just a moment before she continues.)
Raven Roberts: That’s what brings me to you, Kassidy Heart. A woman who despite all her blessings and hand-me-downs, is still allowing herself to BE held down, holding herself back from reaching her true potential because her dumbass friends can’t get over themselves. And she doesn’t know what to do with herself besides watch. And honestly, Kassidy, my reason for becoming to heavily invested in this entire scenario is because I see just how goddamn ridiculous you look as you follow your friends around like the lapdog that you are. That shot to the head you gave me with your Iconic Cup must’ve changed something in me, Kassidy, because I can’t shake the feeling of how badly I want to pummel your perfectly plumped and filled lips with my fist–
???: Um, excuse me?
(Kassidy Heart steps out onto the stage with a microphone in hand. The crowd in the arena cheers at the sound of her voice.)
Kassidy Heart: Don’t tell me you thought I’d let my name escape from your mouth without my coming out here. Get over yourself. Why are you so goddamn obsessed with me, Raven? Oh, wait, I think I know, it’s because you’re still a fucking dyke. C’mon, you heard the way she was just talking about my lips, right? Get real, your friends leaving you to hang high and dry didn’t do much to advance your career at all. I know you tried to play it off like some liberating experience, but you know good and well you’re torn apart inside. You’re the one that’s hopeless and desperate all alone now. Even thouuughh…you couldn’t even win a world title with their help…and you damn well couldn’t win the title without ‘em, either.
Raven Roberts: You talk all this big game, Kassidy. And yet, you’ve still yet to have a legitimate EAW singles title run since your arrival. But your “sisters” have done so much for you, haven’t they? Tell me, did it hurt to see Tyler win a Specialists Champion? To see Sienna with a Women’s World Championship while you carried around a prop title belt you wanted more than anything to be considered a legitimate reign by EAW?
Kassidy Heart: Please. You’re nothing compared to me. You said so yourself, I am the fucking heartbeat of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, and I’m very proud to say that I am loyal to my friends, and I’ll go above and beyond to prove just how much, since you can’t seem to mind your damn business. If you truly wanna make this personal and continue to stick your fucking nose in my business, why don’t you just go to Voltage and stick Rex’s dick in your mouth, and do something you’re actually good at because trying to beat a Jaded Heart ain’t it.
Raven Roberts: I’d be careful bringing up Rex to me ever again, because I doubt you’re ready for me to get started on how Ahren’s been fucking you straight in the ass–figuratively and literally, I’m sure–since your decision to yet again, follow around some more top tier talent to get yourself ahead. You think I’m afraid of you? Intimidated by you in the slightest? Think that you’ll be a challenge to me in any way, shape, or form? Think again. Although I may not be trying to instill the same fear that I used to into the roster nowadays, rest assured not one ounce of capability has been lost and I can easily flip that switch again should I choose–looks like you might be next to get a taste of it yourself.
Kassidy Heart: Save the shit talk for when it actually counts. I’ll make sure you ever regret asking for this, and for ever questioning my loyalty to my friends. I think at Terminus next week, you’ll learn rather quickly that the Iconic Cup victory I hold in my hands is the furthest thing from a fluke or a handout, because it won’t be long before you see ME carrying World Championship gold.
(“Put ‘Em Up” by Lupe Fiasco begins to play throughout the arena speakers as Kassidy Heart drops the microphone with a pop.)
CJ Hana: Sounds like we have yet another match announced for Terminus, Gavin!
Gavin Kirkland: I literally can’t believe this. This is a match for the history books, CJ, you better take note. Kassidy Heart versus Raven Roberts–only on free-per-view!
(The camera cuts between close-ups of Raven Roberts and Kassidy Heart, who are each talking smack from their ends of the arena as Empire fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break — ad for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream featuring EAW Elitist, Impact.)
(“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj plays through the speakers as the crowd boos Felix Hartley who walks from the back and stands on top of the ramp. The redhead is embracing all the boos. She is focused and determined about facing one of the biggest challengers of her career so far.)
Maria Del Rey: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Maria Del Rey: Introducing first…from Las Vegas, Nevada… she is “Ass, Class & Sass” …FEEEEELLLLLLIIIIIXXXXXXXXX HAAAARRRRRRTTTTLLLEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!
Gavin Kirkland: My mistress is here, everyone! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: The ravishing redhead Felix Hartley is undefeated on Empire! We don’t consider that travesty at Grand Rampage part of her win-loss record! Plus, it wasn’t on Empire, so Felix is still undefeated, which is something you can’t say, Serena!
Serena Bennett: Boy, don’t try me. I may be sittin’ on this end, but I will reach over, grab you by that silly ass collar of yours and kick your ass all over Saitama!
Gavin Kirkland: :whoa: :whoa: :whoa:
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley is facing one of the biggest opponents of her career so far! This isn’t like the women she has faced during her first few weeks on Empire! This is the Women’s World Champion! Sienna Jade has had a bit of history with Felix’s trainer, Lexi Sheckler, so no doubt that Sienna is going bring everything to this match!
(“Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nuts replaces “Chun-Li” as the crowd boos for the Women’s World Champion. Sienna Jade walks out with the Women’s World Championship on her waist. She is embracing the heat she is receiving from the crowd.)
Maria Del Rey: Introducing her opponent…from San Diego, California… she is the EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION…”UNFUCKWITHABLE” … SIEEEEENNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAA JAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEE!!
Serena Bennett: Yawn.
Gavin Kirkland: Stop disrespecting our Face of FOX, traitor! No one asked for you to comment on the beautiful and blonde Sienna Jade! This woman has led a new era on Empire! She has been a champion that FOX could be proud of!
CJ Hana: Sienna Jade will be facing Tyler Wolfe at Terminus! We know that Tyler Wolfe is going to be watching this match closely!
(CJ Hana is right. Tyler Wolfe is watching this match through the monitor backstage. Tyler is looking to be real focused. Possibly, she could be using any potential injury that Sienna will get into this match to her advantage.)
Serena Bennett: When it comes to Sienna versus Tyler, it’s no doubt I want Sienna to win, of course! I can already taste just how satisfying it’s gon’ be when I dethrone her ass. Plus, Tyler Wolfe is old news.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gavin Kirkland: One of the hottest main events in a while is underway! The beautiful and blonde Women’s World Champion, Sienna Jade takes on the ravishing redhead who has given that traitor Serena Bennett an L every week since the Iconic Cup, Felix Hartley! Why are we being blessed this week with this hot entertainment?
Serena Bennett: Get off their dicks. These are two women who will experience the biggest Ls of their careers when they face me in the ring, but to see these two facing each other in the ring is just that much more fun for me. I don’t give a shit who wins this match. Matter fact, let them kill each other. At least then I won’t have to worry about they annoyin’ asses anymore and get back to focusin’ on some real issues.
(Felix Hartley and Sienna Jade are standing toe-to-toe. They glare at each other with eyes full of intensity. Felix is looking at Sienna down to up, almost not impressed with how Sienna looks. Felix delivers a chuckle as that seems to be pissing off Sienna a bit, but the Women’s Champion knows that she has to keep her cool and not get angry so soon into the match.)
CJ Hana: FELIX HARTLEY CONNECTS WITH A HUGE BITCH SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! THE SLAP WAS INTENSE AND HUGE ENOUGH TO MAKE SIENNA JADE STUMBLE TO HER SIDE — BUT, SIENNA WITH A HUGE BITCH SLAP ACROSS FELIX’S FACE AS WELL! FELIX’S JAW DROPS INSTANTLY! FOR SURE, SHE FELT THAT SLAP — FELIX HARTLEY TACKLES SIENNA JADE WITH A SPEAR AS SHE BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! FELIX IS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING EACH OF HER PUNCHES AT SIENNA’S FACE! BUT, SIENNA MANAGES TO ROLL HERSELF OVER FELIX AS SHE GETS SOME OF HER PUNCHES IN AS WELL! BOTH THESE WOMEN DESPISE BEING UP SHOWN. BOTH OF THESE WOMEN HATE HAVING SOMEONE GETTING THE BEST OF THEM. FELIX MANAGES TO ROLL HERSELF ON TOP OF SIENNA AND BEGINS TO UNLOAD HER PUNCHES AGAIN! Felix gets Sienna by her hair as assistance for Sienna to get to her feet! Felix is shown to be trash talking to Sienna before getting her by her chin and pushing her over to the corner! Felix extends her leg and presses her foot against the neck of Sienna before applying pressure to it! If you look at Sienna’s feet, you could see them dangling a bit off the ground!
Marti Solo: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Gavin Kirkland: My mistress, Felix Hartley, releases her hold as Sienna Jade plants her feet on the ground! Felix begins to stomp Sienna’s stomach! I don’t know who to root for in this match! I love these women with all of my heart. :mjcry:
Serena Bennett: I don’t.
Gavin Kirkland: I wasn’t asking you, traitor! This is why you’re sitting next to CJ and not me! Felix Hartley gets Sienna Jade by her neck and connects with a snapmare, which takes the Women’s World Champion to a seated position! Felix runs towards Sienna before connecting with a shoot kick! Felix gets in front of Sienna, rebounds off the ropes and connects with a huge knee as that takes Sienna to her back! Felix gets Sienna by her neck as this beautiful redhead is looking to do some ground wrestling! We love a woman, who goes back to the basics! Felix gets herself on one knee as she maintains the headlock that she has on Sienna Jade! Felix is wrenching in the headlock as that applies more pressure onto the hold! Sienna is doing her best to push Felix to the side and break free of the headlock, but Felix is doing a great job with making sure that headlock is as tight as possible! Sienna is trying to elbow Felix in the stomach! If she can’t push Felix out of the way, might as well elbow her!
Serena Bennett: Keep elbowin’ and elbowin’, champ! Wow, Sienna Jade was actually successful in gettin’ herself out of that headlock! Felix Hartley is clutchin’ to her stomach in pain! Sienna rebounds off the ropes and catches Felix Hartley off guard with a crossbody! Seems kinda dumb for Sienna not to go for the cover, but alright, looks like Sienna is tryin’ to get some offense now! Sienna is waitin’ for Felix to get back to her feet before knockin’ her down with a clothesline! Sienna follows that up with back kick as that sends Felix to her back! And she still ain’t done. Sienna gets Felix in position and connects with a snap suplex! The snap suplex gets Felix to her back! Sienna is goin’ for the cover!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOONE!!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley kicks out at one! This is one of Felix’s toughest competitions to date! Felix should have went into this match wanting to make an impression on the Women’s World Champion! Sienna gets Felix in a seated position before connecting with a shoot kick to Felix’s back! Sienna gets in front of Felix before connecting with sliding forearm to a seated Felix Hartley! Felix gets knocked down to her back instantly as Sienna begins to club away at Felix’s face! Sienna gets to her feet as she pulls Felix by her hair in order to get her back to her feel as well! SIENNA BEGINS TO KNEE FELIX IN HER STOMACH! WITH EACH KNEE, FELIX FINDS HERSELF BACKED AGAINST THE ROPES AS SIENNA GETS AHOLD OF FELIX’S ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HER TO THE OTHER SET OF ROPES! FELIX REBOUNDS THOSE ROPES AS SIENNA CONNECTS WITH AN AXE HANDLE WHICH TAKES FELIX TO THE GROUND! FELIX RISES BACK TO HER FEET AS SIENNA FOLLOWS THAT AXE HANDLE WITH A SUPERKICK TO A SAT DOWN FELIX HARTLEY!
Gavin Kirkland: Sienna Jade is looking good in this match! You wish you can be like any of the women in the ring, Serena! Sienna gets Felix Hartley to a vertical base! It seems like Sienna is getting Felix in position for a suplex, but Sienna is getting closer to the corner as Sienna connects with a suplex! Felix crashes against the corner! It seemed like Felix landed on her back horribly! Sienna gets her foot and presses it down Felix’s neck! NORMALLY, I DON’T CONDONE THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE WITH WOMEN I AM SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TOO, BUT THIS IS SO HOT AT THE MOMENT! I NEED TO GET MY JERGINS READY! SIENNA USES THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ROPES TO JUMP AND CONNECT WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ON THE STOMACH OF FELIX! FELIX IS CLUTCHING HER STOMACH IN PAIN! NONE OF THESE WOMEN ON EMPIRE ARE LIGHT, SO THEIR WEIGHT COULD CRUSH YOU, IF IT WANTED TOO! WITH FELIX ALREADY BEING UPSIDE DOWN, SIENNA GETS FELIX AND CONNECTS WITH A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX AND WITH A BRIDGE AS WELL! LOOK AT THAT THING OF BEAUTY, CJ! SIENNA HOLDS IT THERE FOR THE COVER!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!
Serena Bennett: FELIX HARTLEY IS BRIDGING HERSELF OUT OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS! SHE SPINS HERSELF AROUND, BUT SIENNA JADE PULLS FELIX IN AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A WITCHES HAMMER — THE RIPCORD ROLLING ELBOW ON FELIX! FELIX STUMBLES BACK AS SIENNA FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SUPERKICK! DAMN, GOT HER IN THE MOUTH! COULD YOU IMAGINE IF THAT KNOCKED A TOOTH OUT? SIENNA GETS FELIX BACK TO HER FEET! POOR GIRL LOOKS ALREADY OUT OF IT AS IT SEEMS LIKE SIENNA IS WRAPPIN’ THIS MATCH UP AND CALLIN’ IT A NIGHT! RDG — THE BRIDGING FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! BUT, FELIX IS USIN’ THAT STRENGTH TO PUSH SIENNA AWAY FROM HER! FELIX IS ROLLIN’ HERSELF UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE NOT LOOKIN’ TO END THIS RIGHT NOW! SHE’S GOTTA WORRY ABOUT THAT WINNING STREAK! SHE GOTTA WORRY ABOUT ME AFTER SHE’S DONE WITH THIS MATCH REGARDLESS OF HOW THINGS GO FOR HER! BITCH IS LOOKIN’ BACK AT SIENNA! SHE MUST THINK THAT SHE IS SO SMART, BUT SHE REALLY ONE OF THE DUMBEST BITCHES ON THIS —
(Felix Hartley, having enough with Serena Bennett talking smack about her, decides to confront Serena at the commentators desk. Serena stands up as the two women are glaring at each other.)
Serena Bennett: You wanna go? We can fight right here, sis, to hell with Terminus. I got no problem with that! Because unlike you, I can talk smack and I can talk smack to your face —
(Before Felix Hartley can respond to Serena Bennett, Sienna Jade runs to attack Felix…)
CJ Hana: IT SEEMED LIKE SIENNA JADE’S ATTEMPT AT TRYING TO ATTACK FELIX HARTLEY FROM BEHIND FELL FLAT ON HER FACE! FELIX GETS SIENNA BY HER HEAD BEFORE THROWING HER AGAINST THE BARRICADE! IT SEEMED LIKE SERENA’S LITTLE DISTRACTION —INTENDED OR NOT — FAILED ON HER PART! FELIX WAS ABLE TO COUNTER SIENNA’S ATTACK AND THROW HER AGAINST THE BARRICADE! Felix looks back at Serena and shoos her away before shifting her focus back on Sienna! Sienna finds herself almost rising back to her feet, but Felix runs towards the Women’s World Champion and connects with a hesitation dropkick as that drops Sienna to a seated position! Felix gets Sienna to a vertical base before getting a good hold of her hair before throwing her against the edge of the apron! In the process, Felix flips Sienna as she crashes against the edge of the apron! Sienna lands upside down! Sienna is clutching her back in pain as she flips her hair around! The crowd really doesn’t know who to cheer for in this match! They hate both women equally!
Serena Bennett: Can relate.
Gavin Kirkland: Could care less about what this fickle fans think! I love both of these women and would love for them to stop fighting! There’s enough Gavin to go around! Felix Hartley gets Sienna Jade and rolls her underneath the bottom rope! After, Felix rolls herself back into the ring! It seems like Felix is trying to end this match right there! Felix gets Sienna back to her feet before getting a good hold of her arm! IT SEEMS LIKE FELIX IS GOING FOR #BADBITCH, THE TWISTING ARMDRAG TAKEDOWN! SHE IS GOING TO GET ONE OF THE BIGGEST VICTORIES OF HER CAREER AND MAINTAIN HER WINNING STREAK! LOOK AT THIS, CJ! SIENNA JADE IS NOT MOVING WHATSOEVER! SHE IS REFUSING FOR THIS MOVE TO CONNECT! SIENNA MANAGES TO BREAK FREE OF #BADBITCH! SIENNA USES HER PERFECTLY MANICURED NAILS AND CLAWS FELIX’S BACK! FELIX YELPS IN PAIN AS SHE TURNS AROUND TO FACE SIENNA! SIENNA IS GRINNING AS FELIX LOOKS TO BE IN SHOCKED? SHE SHOULD BE. IT SHOULD ONLY BE MY NAILS CLAWING HER BACK SIDE!
Serena Bennett: Damn, do he always get this creepy?
CJ Hana: I think he amped it up because you’re here. :lupe: Felix Hartley goes after Sienna Jade, but Sienna connects with a spinning heel kick that knocks the redhead to her back! Felix manages to get to a seated position, but Sienna runs toward Felix with a knee, but Felix shifts to the side! Sienna stumbles forward when Felix gets a good hold of Sienna’s ankle to connect with a drop toehold! THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION FALLS FLAT ON HER FACE! FELIX RISES BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE TAKING A FEW STEPS BACK! IF WE HAVE LEARNED ANYTHING ABOUT FELIX, SHE HAS A MEAN KNEE! FELIX RUSHES FORWARD AS SHE CONNECTS WITH BUSAIKU KNEE STRIKE! THE WICKED KNEE ON SIENNA! THE CHAMPION IS FOR SURE OUT OF IT! FELIX GETS SIENNA BACK TO HER FEET AND HAS HER BY THE ARM!
(A sound of a headset being taken off is heard. The camera pans near the ring as we learn that it is Serena Bennett’s headset being taken off. Serena gets on top of the apron as she is mouthing off on Felix Hartley.)
Gavin Kirkland: DIDN’T SHE TRY THIS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO? WHAT MAKES HER THINK THAT THIS IDEA IS GOING TO WORK THIS WEEK? FELIX HARTLEY STILL HAS HER FOCUS ON SIENNA JADE! SHE IS IN THE ZONE AND IS LETTING NOTHING DISTRACT HER! FELIX CONNECTS WITH #BADBITCH — THE TWISTED ARMDRAG TAKEDOWN! SHE GETS SIENNA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE THROWING HER AT SERENA BENNETT! THAT SHOWS THAT TRAITOR NOT TO MESS WITH ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ON EMPIRE! SERENA CRASHES DOWN TO RINGSIDE! FELIX GETS A HOLD OF SIENNA’S ARM AGAIN AS SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER #BADBITCH! FELIX GOES FOR THE COVER ON SIENNA!
Marti Solo: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Chun-Li” plays through the speakers again as Felix Hartley rises to her feet. She has a huge grin on her face knowing that she got the biggest victory of her career so far. Serena Bennett is sat ringside pretty unhappy expression on her face.)
Maria Del Rey: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… FEEEEELLLLIIIIIIXXXXXXXXX HARRRRTTTTLLLEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!
CJ Hana: Felix Hartley just pinned the Women’s World Champion a week from Terminus! There was a little controversy from Serena Bennett, but it seemed like it backfired on her part! For Felix to get a victory over a woman Serena is supposed to be facing at Pain for Pride, Serena better be realizing that Felix shouldn’t be slept on. Felix is probably one of the biggest threats on Empire!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT TRAITOR IS GOING TO LOSE AT TERMINUS! As for Sienna Jade, this must not be a good look for her! She would have loved nothing more than to get a victory a week before facing Tyler Wolfe, but I feel she will bounce back from all of this at Terminus!
(The camera pans back to ringside with Felix Hartley celebrating in the ring. Things could not look hotter for Gavin Kirkland as Empire cuts to commercial break.)
(Commercial break — ad for EAW’s Terminus coming to you live from the Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea. Catch it next week, May 16, 2019, only on Free-Per View!)
(“Needles and Pins” by the Deftones begins to play throughout the arena speakers as Kendra Shamez strolls out onto the stage to a mixed crowd reaction, her high ponytail whisking behind her as she walks towards the center of the ring.)
CJ Hana: I’m absolutely loving Kendra’s fit tonight. A beautiful Ralph Lauren Franchesca jumpsuit for $3,500, accompanied with a Ralph Lauren Sawyer $2,900 lightweight silk jacket for a sleek, structured look. :wow:
Gavin Kirkland: You’ve been doing your research, I see. But I could give less of a fuck how much our General Manager is wearing, so long as it ends up on my bedroom floor.
CJ Hana: :hhh:
(Kendra steps into the ring between the middle ropes and stands in the center of the ring, right behind the table and chairs that have been set up for the contract signing beginning momentarily. Kendra doesn’t say anything. She simply turns her attention to the ramp and awaits the arrival of her Terminus main eventers.)
(“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies begins to play, and the crowd rises to their feet to welcome the number one contender for the Women’s World Championship. Tyler Wolfe walks out onto the stage, poses for a brief moment, and continues down the ramp and towards the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: Here she comes, the walking weapon–and she’s fully loaded, ready to take on the end of road to Pain for Pride as she hopes to walk out of Terminus with the EAW Women’s World Championship.
CJ Hana: I almost didn’t think that Sienna would be able to stand being in the same ring as Tyler Wolfe after what she did the week before, but she certainly did, and the two disputing members of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts managed to snag a victory against the Queen’s Court–but not without Sienna sending a very clear message of her own afterwards.
(Tyler finally stands in the ring, not taking her eyes off of Kendra Shamez as she maneuvers her way around the table setup and into one of the leather office chairs. She sits back comfortably. The camera cuts to Kendra who is seen rolling her eyes and wearing a judgemental look on her face as “I Smell A Massacre” dies down.)
(“Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nuts begins to play throughout the arena speakers, accompanied by a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance. Sienna Jade walks out on stage, proudly holding her championship in the air while she poses on stage. She proceeds down the ramp and into the ring, not missing a moment to gloat and admire her Women’s World Championship. She steps in between the ropes and sits in the chair opposite Tyler, purposefully resting her Championship Belt in a way that allows the lights in the arena to blind Tyler’s eyes.)
Kendra Shamez: Welcome, ladies. I want to thank you both for joining me here this evening, despite your recent failures at keeping yourselves and your emotions under control–but not so much you, Sienna. You know, I understand completely why you acted as you did last week, actually. How could I not? You were only responding appropriately to the brutal attack you faced at the hands of Tyler Wolfe the week prior. So, I can’t say that I blame you too much for what happened last week, as much as I feel that a Women’s World Champion should carry herself a bit better than that–
Sienna Jade: Of course you can’t blame me. I was right! But shove it, Kendra. Don’t look at this as your golden opportunity to kiss some ass because you finally realized just how undeniably good I am after discouraging me for months. All of a sudden I mean something to your and your brand now. But y’know, duh. I always have, and this is just the beginning.
Kendra Shamez: Of course you do, Sienna–you ALL do. I know that all of the women on my roster are capable of greatness. Even those of you who have a few…deficiencies.
(Kendra slowly turns to face Tyler Wolfe who purses her lips. Kendra leans over the table, using her free arm to support her weight as she closes in on Tyler’s face.)
Kendra Shamez: Yes, Tyler, I can see that clearly that those anger management sessions didn’t do very much for you, did they? And what did I tell you? What did the entire board of directors tell you and I when they ordered you to go to those sessions that you failed to make the best of? Now look at you. At odds with your best friend because you let your anger get the best of you! If you want to blame anyone for the destruction of the Jaded Wolfe Hearts, you can blame yourself and your inability to control these outbursts of yours.
(Kendra stands back up straight and wears a smug smirk on her face as Tyler Wolfe raises the microphone to her mouth, taking a deep breath before continuing.)
Tyler Wolfe: Fair enough. I won’t sugarcoat it. I was fucking angry. Hell, I still am. I’ve been pissed about the way that Empire and EAW management has treated me since my arrival to this company. How could I not be? Wrestling is my lifeline. This is everything to me. And I’ve had to sit by for months and months upon months and watch my love for the sport slowly diminish thanks to bullshit decision making at your hands. I saw everything I’ve worked my ass off for slip through my fingers time and time again. It fucking sucks. And in one fleeting moment, because I let my anger take the lead on Empire that night, I did something fucked up. And I’ve never been more ashamed of myself. The way I conducted myself out there was not how I wanted. And you know me, Sienna. All I really meant to do was ask you for a chance, ask you for a shot at something I knew that I deserved more than anybody. I deserve a World Title shot, Sienna, and you know it. But what I did out there, it wasn’t me. The way I acted out there was completed out of character. And when I saw clips of it online after, I was embarrassed. You have to understand that.
Sienna Jade: You’re right, Tyler. I DO know you. I know everything about you. Being on the road with someone for a year straight will really give you an insight as to how they operate. I know the way you think and what your weaknesses are. I know your entire life and could recite it as if it were the star-spangled fucking banner–it’s exactly why you’re going to be so easy for me to fucking destroy. And after the past few weeks, I learned so much more about who you really are behind that fucking mask, the mask of a friend. I know what was on your agenda all along and now I know what your end goal is. One thing about me that you don’t know is that I’m an animal that is always ready to adapt to change. No curveball, as big as this, would be able to throw me off of my step. With my head up, I will continue to reign like the queen that I am. And you will continue to watch from the sidelines, just as you always have and you will always continue to do so long as I’m a part of this roster. Fuck your “sorry,” you fucking snake. I’m not mad at all that you finally let your true colors show.
Tyler Wolfe: There’s nothing snake-y about it, Sienna. I AM sorry. From the bottom of my goddamn heart. I’m sorry that I hurt you, and I’m sorry that I damn near ruined one of the best things to EVER happen to me in the Jaded Wolfe Hearts. I’m sorry that–
Sienna Jade: Of course we’re the best fucking thing to happen to you. Who wouldn’t be grateful for an opportunity like you had to latch onto the success that the Jaded Hearts had long before you came along? You’d have NEVER accomplished what little you have in EAW if it weren’t for me and the goodness in my heart that I had to take you under my wing and allow you to piggyback off of all that I did for this division. You ungrateful cunt. Yeah, I know you’re sorry. Because now your sorry ass is stuck to fend for yourself, without my resources, my protection, or my blessing.
(There is a brief pause as Tyler takes a moment to absorb Sienna’s sharp words before she continues speaking.)
Tyler Wolfe: Sure, I feel horribly about the way I conducted myself on Empire. But I’m sure as hell not sorry for taking my fate in my own hands and asking for a shot that I know I deserve. I’m not sorry to see the two of us standing on that Terminus poster. I’m not sorry that I will be facing one of my best friends for the World Championship at the go-home supershow to Pain for Pride. I’m not sorry that I’m giving myself the chance to walk into Pain for Pride as the Women’s Champion. But know that after all this, I still respect you, Sienna. You’re my sister. There’s no one else I’d rather step into that ring with at Terminus and show the rest of this fucking roster why WE are the best. And I know that together, we will bring the house down and put on a clinic. And regardless of what happens, you will always be my sister and my friend. Nothing that either of us do will ever change that.
(Tyler Wolfe lowers the microphone and places it on the black tablecloth. Sienna Jade snatches up the pen laying next to the clipboard where the match contract is secured. She flips to the last page and scribbles her signature on the dotted line, the crowd murmuring and mumbling as she flips the clipboard around and slides Tyler Wolfe the contract and the pen. Tyler picks up the pen and signs her name in the designated spot. As Tyler finishes signing, Kendra reaches to take the contract away from Tyler’s hands, leaving nothing but the table between the competitors).
(Tyler forcefully stands up from her chair, knocking it to the ground. Sienna follows suit and the two lock eyes, staring at each other, both watching for the other’s next movement. Tyler slowly extends her hands, looking again for a handshake from Sienna, showing a sign of respect to the Champion. Sienna snickers and rolls her eyes before slapping Tyler’s hand away, the crowd “ooh”ing in response. Sienna grabs her Women’s World Championship title belt and holds it high in the air.)
Sienna Jade (off-mic): You’ll never have this belt, do you hear me?
(Tyler nods slowly with a glare as “Unfuckwithable” begins to play throughout the arena speakers, marking Sienna’s exit from the ring. She walks backwards up the ramp, still hoisting her title up in the air before the camera cuts back to the ring. We see Kendra Shamez shrugging and pouting, mocking Tyler Wolfe as if to say “I told you so” once again. The last shot we see is of Tyler Wolfe sighing disappointedly, the hints of hurt and regret showing on her face as she leans over the table.)
CJ Hana: A very emotional exchange here between the Women’s World Champion and her number one contender. Definitely not what I expected to happen from this contract signing tonight, but that’s Empire for ya.
Gavin Kirkland: This is quite an interesting way to end this edition of Empire! I’m about ready to bust right here and right now, CJ, due to all of this excitement! Terminus is NEXT WEEK! Who will walk out with the Women’s World Championship? Who will walk out with the Specialists Championship? Who will walk out as the victor between Serena Bennett and Felix Hartley? SPOILER: IT WILL BE FELIX! But for now signing off for CJ Hana, I am “El Guapo” Gavin Kirkland and goodnight!
(EAW logo buzzes.)