(RECAP: Clips from last week’s Thursday Night Empire plays including Empress Astraea’s victory speech. Tyler Wolfe and the Jaded Hearts approach The Pride, challenging them to a future match. Raven Roberts say goodbye to her Crowe’s Nest sisters – for now. Clips from Daisy Thrash vs Sienna Jade is shown, ending with Thrash’s victory. Kassidy heart and Tyler Wolfe can be seen looking on in disappointment from backstage.)
(“Girl Gang” by Leikeli47 plays, showing the intro to Thursday Night Empire. After, the camera show the interior of the Alerus Center is shown as pyro goes off on the main stage.)
(SCREEN BAR: Live! Grand Forks, ND!)
SG1: Welcome to another edition of Thursday Night Empire! I’m your “Friendly Neighborhood Vixen: SG1 and this is my partner in crime Alicia Amby!
Alicia Amby: Thank you, SG! We are just several weeks from the interbranded Territorial Invasion and I have it on good authority that there will be several MAJOR announcements made next week regarding the show! For now, let’s get to some action!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ by Demi Lovato blares throughout the arena as Clarissa walks onto the stage and scanning the booing crowd )
Cori Simmons: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, weighing in at 132 pounds……. CLAAAARRRRRRISSAAAAAAAA
SG1: She’s got the body and presentation of a model, but she will knock all thirty two teeth out of your mouth. She calls herself the greatest export to come out of Australia, if that is true, Mali Evans has a formidable opponent here tonight.
( Clarissa steps through the ropes and into the ring, walking over to the center of the ring and extending her arms out with her head held upwards. After trash talking the crowd, she walks over to the corner while “The Enemy” by The Commonjets blasts through the speaker to a huge pop. Mali Evans shoots from the curtains, walking down the ramp with pure determination )
Cori Simmons: HER OPPONENT! From Birningham, England, weighing in at 127 pounds…… MAAAAAALIIIIII EVVANNNNNSSS!!
Alicia Amby: Last week didn’t go well for Mali Evans as she went up against Constance Blevins and failed to win the match. Earlier tonight, she told me that she is more determined than ever to bounce back from the loss from last week.
SG1: I wouldn’t say that she lost last week because Evans and Blevins put an EAW classic together in the ring. A match of the year candidate as both women put their heart and soul on the line just to make a name for themselves. Evans should be proud of her performance last week and this week, she is going to make up for that pinfall loss and possibly defeat Clarissa tonight.
( DING! DING! DING! )
SG1: The match is underwa- OH!!!! CLARISSA WITH A BICYCLE KICK!!!!!!!! ! Black out for Evans as Clarissa went in for a brutal bicycle kick! \
Alicia Amby: Clarissa isn’t even going for the pin! She is yelling at the crowd as they are booing the hell out of her. If I was Clarissa, I would stop showboating and take advantage of a misused opportunity she has before her.
SG1: Mali Evans is crawling over to the corner as she holds her face in pain! Clarissa walks over to Evans and picks her up! EVANS WITH A SCHOOLBOY PIN!
SG1: OH!! THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL! Both women gets up on their feet! EVANS STRIKES FIRST WITH A BICYCLE KICK OF HER OWN!!!! NO!!!! CLARISSA DUCKS DOWN AND GRABS EVANS FROM DOWN BELOW AND LIFTS HER UP IN A POWERBOMB POSiTION!
Alicia Ambry: Clarissa has Evans in a powerbomb hold!!!! SHE RUNS WITH HER AND THROWS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKES!!! EVANS BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND CHARGES INTO CLARISSA WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!! NO!!! CLARISSA AVOIDS THE CLOTHESLINE AND CIRCLES AROUND EVANS! SHE HOOKS HER UP! GREETING FROM BONDI!!! THE HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER CONNECTS!! She crawls over for the pinfall!
SG1: KICK OUT!!!! Clarissa has been dominating Evans from the ghetto! Clarissa still showboating as she is mocking the crowd in attendance! Clarissa still does not have her head in the game!
Alicia Ambry: Evans jumps onto the ropes as Clarissa turns around! EVAN SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND PLANTS HER WITH THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER!!! EVAN RUNS OVER TO THE CORNER, YELLING AT CLARISSA TO GET UP!!
SG1: CLARISSA IS ON HER FEET!!!!! BRITISH KNEE PARTY!!! THE SHINING WIZARD CONNECTS!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
( “The Enemy” by The Commonjets hits to a reaction from the crowd that are in disbelief and happiness )
Cori Simmons: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……. MAAAALIIII EVANS!!!
Alicia Ambry: What in the world just happened?
SG1: What just happened is that Clarissa’s ego was in play and she was distracted by it. Instead of focusing on winning the match, she was focused on mocking the crowd and showboating. Mali Evans took advantage of that, finishing her off in a matter of seconds. Congratulations to Mali Evans!
(Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda is seen leaving her private locker room and walking along the hallway backstage, wearing ripped jeans and a War Room Dojo t-shirt with the Unified Women’s World Championship over her shoulder)
????: Well look who it is
(Cloud pauses and turns to see Astraea Jordan leaning against the door of her own dressing room, already in her ring gear for her match later, wearing her Empress of Elite crown)
Cloud (deadpan): AJ
(Astraea scowls at the name before regaining her confident smirk)
Astraea: You don’t call me that. Heh. But get your shots in while you can I guess. Because, the way I see things, you got two more times to look like miss big bad blasian bitch around here.
(Astraea sticks the back of her hand in Cloud’s face with middle and index fingers up in the air. Cloud cocks her head to the side, wondering where this is going)
Astraea: Whatever cac ass ho you got lined up for TI.
(Astraea lowers her index finger, leaving her middle finger directly in Cloud’s face. An irritated look comes over Cloud’s face)
Astraea: And the same at Bloodletter.
(Astraea drops her hand, still brimming with confidence)
Astraea: Because in December, I’m coming for you and the title that belongs around my fit waist. Then I’m gonna go home with MJ and just bathe in all the gold we’ve been racking up. One loss after interference that I didn’t ask for don’t mean shit. I’m on the tear of my life and a Chiraq shooter don’t miss her target. You made a big statement last week. You’re the best World Champion in EAW today. Can’t deny. You’re the World Champion in the best and most competitive brand EAW has. Still can’t deny. But you ain’t the best one on the best brand. You not gonna get above second place. Because everybody already knows. #AstraeaBetter.
(Cloud just looks back at Astraea before stepping up to her, within swinging distance)
Cloud: You can be living your best life and be on the very top of your game. You can be in the best mode you’ve ever been in but even then you might just be a close match for the War Queen, but not the Iconic War Queen.
(Cloud points up to Astraea’s crown)
Cloud: You know this tiara that makes you feel like a super special little princess? It’s not the first time I’ve faced it. And it’s not gonna be the first time I’ve faced you. You see, while you been busy running your mouth to anyone who will listen, calling out anyone and everyone, I’ve been making Brooklyn a better place… in more ways than one.
(Astraea’s eyes narrow)
Astraea: The fuck is that supposed to mean?
(Cloud beams with a knowing smirk)
Cloud: I’m just saying. We’ve already seen what happens when Chicago and Harlem come to Brooklyn. Maybe it’d be fun to find out what happens when Brooklyn comes to Chicago and Harlem.
(Astraea looks confused)
Astraea: Bitch, I—
(Cloud steps in even closer, a sudden, intense expression on her face)
Cloud: But let’s be clear about something, sweets. Maybe you will actually be the one to dethrone me. Maybe somewhere deep down you’ve got what it takes to be the top of Empire.
(Cloud raises the Unified Women’s World Championship in the air)
Cloud: But until the day you hold this… you can call yourself Empress… but you’ll never be the Queen. Know it. Understand it. Believe it.
(The two have an intense stare down for a few moments before Cloud puts the belt back on her shoulder and walks off. Astraea watches as the Women’s World Champion walks into Flannery McCoy’s office)
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Sneak Preview for Bloodletter, featuring “Dark All Day” by Gunship!)
(Cori Simmons in in the ring to announce the next match.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is set for One Fall…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first…
(Furious 2 by Niklas Gustavsson plays as Clara Lovelace walks down the ramp, listening attentively to last minute coaching advice from Coach Cam.)
Alicia Amby: Clara has proven an apt pupil, sitting at the learning tree that is Coach Cam. This week, though, will be a very unique challenge as Clara faces the very mirror image of her coach in Consuela!
SG1: Clara is showing just how cunning she is, turning sister against sister like this! She’s a despicable human being! I love it!
Alicia Amby: I hardly think that was Clara’s motivations at all, though she, you would think, will certainly have an advantage in this match, Cameron also trained Consuela.
Cori Simmons: Hailing from Roswell, New Mexico, and weighing in at one hundred and twenty pounds, she is the holder of the Young Lioness Cup, the Pixel Princess, Clara Lovelace! Introducing next…
(“Fire” by BTS plays as Consuela Rose Ava makes her way to the ring.)
Alicia Amby: Consuela is out to prove to her sister and all Empire that she belongs here! She’s a former two time Specialist Champion!
SG1: That’s right, Alicia, FORMER, what has Consuela done lately? Clara, on the other hand, is the Young Lioness! She’s got a guaranteed shot at Remi Skyfire’s Specialist Championship at any time, and she’s not been on the roster two months yet! Clara is clearly the future, Consuela needs to prove tonight is she’s still in the conversation for being the present!
Cori Simmons: Her opponent, weighing in at one hundred and twenty pounds, currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, The Perfectionist Consuela Rose Ava!
(Cori exits the ring as the official calls for the bell, starting the match.)
DING! DING! DING!
Alicia Amby: And here we go! Consuela and Clara circle each other in the ring, each looking for an opportunity from her opponent…Consuela shoots in, but Clara looked ready for that open, and catches a front facelock on Ava!
SG1: Clara has that front face lock in deep and accents it with clubbing blows to Consuela’s back! Consuela is trying to fight out of the position…she slips out! Consuela has Clara in a waist lock now, maybe looking for a German Suplex…Clara is trying to fight out of it! Consuela is having none of it, though, and drops Clara on her upper back and shoulders!
Alicia Amby: That German suplex absolutely floored the Pixel Princess, and Consuela, now with a head of steam, pulls Clara back to her feet…she whips her to the ropes, Consuela drops to the mat as Clara runs back towards her. Finally, as Clara rebounds, Consuela catches her with a hip toss!
SG1: That’s textbook wrestling right there from Consuela! Clara may have been trained by Coach Cam, but she’s still got a lot to learn in the ring! Consuela pulls Clara back to her feet and hooks her for a suplex!
Alicia Amby: Snap suplex from Consuela, Clara is getting beaten down by Ava! Consuela is on a mission and Clara is unfortunately in her path! Look out though! Clara is firing back with shots to Consuela’s midsection! Clara makes her way to her knees, firing more shots into Ava…JAWBREAKER! Clara takes charge! Clara yells for Consuela to get up as she looks to be getting into position…NO! Consuela was ready for her, and counters Clara’s attempt with a headscissors!
SG1: Not just a headscissors! She’s caught Clara in an armbar! The referee is checking on Clara, who is struggling to make her way to the ropes! Looks like Clara is about to grab them…NO! Consuela pulls her back, but that left an opening for Clara to get her foot on the rope! The official informa Ava, who let’s the hold go, c’mon Consuela, you have till five! Now Clara is holding her arm while Consuela….LOOK OUT! SHE’S GOING FOR LA RODILLA DE MORTE!
Alicia Amby: NO! Clara had the move scouted and managed to move out of the way at the last second! Cameron is applauding her student on the outside, causing Consuela to shoot her a quick look. Clara has rolled to the outside of the ring now, trying to shake the life back into her arm…Consuela hits the ropes, Suicide dive from Ava, leaving both competitors in a heap on the outside of the ring!
SG1: Consuela is to her feet first and hypes the crowd! She needs to focus on Clara, though, who is pulling herself to her feet with the aid of the apron! Clara rolls back into the ring as the referee is trying to restore order! Ava follows her back in but is met with an elbow to the back of the head!
Alicia Amby: Clara is taking command of the match, pulling Consuela to her feet and and pushing her back into the corner! She stuns Ava with a hard openhand chop, leaving a harsh red mark on Consuela’s chest! Clara pulls her to the center of the ring and…MEMEGENERATOR! CLARA HIT THE X-FACTOR! CONSUELA IS OUT!
SG1: But wait! Clara is…looks like she’s trying to get approval from Cameron, who is telling her to pin Consuela…Cam is right! Her back is turned to Consuela who is starting to stir! ROLL UP! CONSUELA ROLLS UP CLARA FROM BEHIND! THE REFEREE IS IN POSITION!
Alicia Amby: As Cameron looks on, disappointed, the referee raises the hand of Consuela! Clara was in full control of the match but took her eye off the prize just at the last moment! Here is Cori Simmons with the official announcement!
Cori Simmons: Here is your winner by pinfall, Consuela Rose Ava!
(“Fire” by BTS begins to play as Consuela makes her way up the ramp in victory, giving Cameron and Clara a shrug and smirking at the conclusion of the match.)
(Raven Roberts is backstage, watching the monitors ash she’s leaned against some equipment crates. She’s wearing black high heeled leather boots over skinny jeans with a grey top and cropped leather jacket. Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez approach her from nearby)
Flannery: Raven. A word?
(Raven looks over and raises her eyebrows)
Raven: Well doesn’t this look like the most fun party in the world?
Kendra: Miss Roberts, this is serious. We have some big news for you.
(Raven steps towards the two and folds her arms.)
Raven: I’m listening
Flannery: Well, we’ve been on the phone with the other general managers and the main office. It looks like there’s a rather unique opportunity for you at Territorial Invasion. How does this sound to you? “Raven Roberts: The first female New Breed Champion!”
(Raven’s eyes light up and a smile comes across her face)
Raven: I do like the sound of that! A chance at both a title and making history at the same time. You two sure know how to get a girl excited!
Flannery: Look. I know the three of us have all had our differences in the past. Particularly with some of the choices you’ve made around here, Raven. But you’ve impressed a lot of the right people around here. This opportunity isn’t afforded to Empire very often. It shows how far we’ve come as a brand as well as how far you’ve come as a performer. But I can’t take any of the credit. It was Kendra who made this all happen. She’s even the one that pitched for you to get the opportunity.
(Raven chuckles as she understands to situation)
Raven (almost sarcastic tone): Kendra did all of that for little ol’ me?
(Kendra appears flustered)
Kendra: You’ve… impressed me Raven. Despite some setbacks… you’ve shown a lot here recently and that doesn’t go unnoticed. All that said, the details of the match still aren’t finalized and we do have some paperwork to get through. And actually…
(She turns to Flannery and forces a smile)
Kendra: I was hoping to have some alone time with Raven. It’d be big for her to bring the New Breed title to Empire. So maybe I can coach her up a bit? From a vixen of the past to one of our women of the future.
Flannery: I think that’s a wonderful idea! I’ll leave you both to it. I need to get everything filed away for the match to happen anyway.
(Flannery walks off, leaving Kendra and Raven alone. Raven rolls her head to the side and looks at Kendra)
Raven: Awwwww. You wuv me now.
Kendra: Shut up you ungrateful bitch. The paperwork still isn’t finalized. I want all copies of those pictures and documents you have on me destroyed. Otherwise you’ll never sniff another title match in this company. I have a direct line to Ryan Adams and I will gladly use it to have you buried so far down the card that you never escape.
Raven (smirks): I’m aware of Mr. Adams’s direct line. And according to those pictures, you’ve made rather intimate contact with some “direct lines” around the company—
Kendra: ENOUGH! Do we have a deal?
(Kendra extends her hand. Raven looks at her hand with a smile before reaching out to accept the handshake)
Raven: Consider it done.
Kendra: Good. Now you go focus on winning that title. I wanna see New Breed gold on Empire.
(Raven nods her head and Kendra walks away. Raven bites her lower lip as the excitement sets in for her. Camera fades as she stares into the distance)
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Recap of Sunday Night Voltage)
(SG1, Alicia Amby, and Stephanie Matsuda are sitting at the commentary table)
SG1: Welcome back to Thursday Night Empire! We are sitting here with the “Iconic War Queen” herself, your champion Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda!
Stephanie Matsuda: Yo.
SG1: So, what brings you out here tonight?
Stephanie: Just want to scout some competition…
(“Party Going Dumb” by Rico Nasty plays as Astraea Jordan walks out with one-half of the EAW Unified Tag Team titles around her waist, and the Empress of Elite crown on her head)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for one fall!
Stephanie/Crowd: ONE FALL!
Cori: First, making her way to the ring! From Chicago, IL! Weighing in at 155lbs! Your “Empress” Astraea Jordan!
Alicia: I have to ask Cloud, what was up between you and Astarea backstage?
Stephanie: Nothing, just a little bit of friendly competition. Sometimes you got to let your rivals know what it is.
Alicia: So you consider Astraea Jordan to be a rival?
Stephanie: Why not? She can give me a run for my money. She’s quick on her feet and is as bad as they come, a dominating force in the ring- yes boo, I see you.
(Stephanie waves at Astraea, who walks by the commentary table, rolling her eyes and slides into the ring. After posing for the crowd, Jordan goes to her corner. As her theme fades, “Roar” by Katy Perry plays as Constance Blevins walk out.)
Cori: Her opponent! From Baltimore, MD! Weighing in at 120lbs! “The Lioness” Constance Blevins!
SG1: I must say, this is a match I’ve definitely been looking forward to. Constance has shown to be a force to be reckoned with.
Alicia: Well she’s going to have her hands full with Astraea so…
(Constance climbs into the ring and stretches before the start of the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: The ref calls for the bell as we see both women grapple one another. Astarea seems to have the upperhand as she tosses Constance halfway across the ring!
SG1: Astraea’s demonstrating her power early in this match! Constance gets to her feet and thinks of another way to approach her opponent- RUNNING SHOULDER BLOCK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! Astraea’s not giving her opponent anytime to react!
Alicia: I doubt Constance has been in the ring with someone as fast, strong, and capable as our Empress. Astraea’s wasting no time going for a body scissors chokehold! She has the hold locked. Constance seems to be struggling, but manages to fight out of the hold! Both women get to their feet- RUNNING SWINGING NECKBREAKER BY BLEVINS! She picks up Jordan and whips her to the corner! Corner clothesline! Jordan tried to dodge, but Constance is quicker than she thought! Jordan falls into a slump and finds herself on the other end of a series of mudhole stomps.
Stephanie: Blevins is staying on her, not giving AJ any quarter.
SG1: Doesn’t she hate being called that?
SG1: Astarea pushes Blevins off! She’s holding onto the ropes and hits her with a mule kick! Constance is down! Middle rope moonsault by Jordan! She makes a cover!
SG1: Constance gets the shoulder up! Astraea wastes no time picking her up on her shoulders! LAWN DART INTO THE THE CORNER! Blevins is stunned! It’s her turn to find refuge in the corner! Astraea puts her boot in the face of her opponent! Constance pushes the boot away and slides out to the apron! SLINGSHOT SPEAR! Blevins jump to her feet and climbs to the top! Astarea is getting to her feet- MISSILE DROPKICK FROM BLEVINS! Astraea rolls out of the ring! Constance does look like she’s not done! She hits the ropes and SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH ROPES!
Alicia: BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! Astarea Jordan saw that coming from a mile away!
Stephanie: (clapping) Good job AJ! Woo!
Astraea: (off mic) That’s not my name!
Alicia: I don’t think Asatrea’s too happy with you calling her by the same initials used by your best friend and predecessor!
Stephanie: Really? I thought we were friends AJ!
Astarea: You know damn well we ain’t friends!
SG1: Astarea picks up Constance and whips her into the barricade!
Stephanie: Someone’s salty! Why you no love me!?
Alicia: I don’t know if you want to distract her Cloud.
Stephanie: Distract? AJ’s a professional! Right, sweets? You’re focused! You’re like Serena Williams of the squared circle! Black Girl Magic and all that jazz-
SG1: Astraea has Constance in a military press- Blevins slips out from behind and rams Jordan into the barricade!
SG1: INVERTED POWERSLAM BY CONSTANCE! We can’t underestimate her power either!
Stephanie: You’re slipping AJ…
Alicia: Constance throws Astraea back into the ring and makes her way in. She still seems a bit rocked from taking that big boot. She goes over to Astraea, possibly trying to lock in the CTO gogoplata! Jordan fights out of it and kicks her away! She ducks the lariat attempt! EMERALD FLOWSION! Jordan just might be back in business!
SG1: She hits the ropes, and lands a running shooting star press! She’s showing off that natural agility of hers! She makes a cover!]
SG1: Constance kicks out at two! Astraea picks up Blevins and it looks like she’s going for Life After Death! Constance slips and CATCHES JORDAN WITH A ROUNDHOUSE TO THE FACE!
Stephanie: This Lioness is fighting back hard!
Alicia: Astraea looks like she doesn’t know what hit her! Blevins has the waistlock applied! GERMAN SUPLEX! Wait, she’s going for another one!
Alicia: She landed the second German! Huh? She’s going for one more!?
Alicia: She has the bridge applied!
Alicia: Astraea’s still in this!
Stephanie: (yells) I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT KEEKEE!
SG1: I don’t like the way she’s looking in her direction.
Alicia: She seems pretty irritated by your presence.
Stephanie: Not the first, won’t be the last.
SG1: Constance seems pretty annoyed too. She picks up Astraea and tries to go for Lioness Touch- Jordan fights out of it! Over the shoulder back-to-belly piledriver onto the knee!
Stephanie: (yells) Nice Air Raid Crash Neckbreaker!
Alicia: Jordan just replied by giving you a gesture we may have to censor.
Stephanie: Aww, I wuv you too!
SG1: Astraea DEADLIFTS Blevins for a spiral bomb! Hurricanrana counter! Astraea rolls back to her feet- CONSTANCE CLOSES IN WITH THE RUNNING LARIAT AND NOW BOTH WOMEN ARE OUT OF THE RING!
Stephanie: Oh for the love of god! Come on AJ!
SG1: Astraea has Constance in her grasp, but she’s fighting back! Both women are going blow for blow! Each refusing to back down from the other!
Alicia: Astarea is whipped into the apron! Wait! She counters with a braid whip to the chest of Blevins! Constance stumbles back towards the commentary table-
SG1: WATCH OUT!
(SG1 and Alicia move out of the way as Astarea spears Constance into Stephanie Matsuda)
Crowd: HOLY S–T! HOLY S–T! HOLY S–T!
SG1: All three women are laid out!
Alicia: Stephanie seems to be moving, but Astraea and Constance are still down! Hey Steph, are you alright-
Stephanie: (glares) That freaking bitch!
Alicia: Steph wait-
SG1: MATSUDA JUST STRUCK CONSTANCE WITH ROARING ELBOW SMASH!
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: The ref just called for the bell! I think Cloud just cost Astarea the match! And judging from the look on her face, she’s realized it too!
(Stephanie starts shaking her head slowly and backs away towards the ramp, trying to compose herself. Astarea Jordan sits up with a frustrated look on her face. Constance is stunned on the floor, being checked on by ringside staff.)
SG1: I doubt any of these women wanted the match to end on this note.
Alicia: And with that, we should cut to a commercial break!
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Fire Pro Wrestling World presents: the Extreme Answers Wrestling DLC on PS4! Play as your favorite extremists from EAW’s early days, including Mr. DEDEDE, Hades, Alexander da Vinci, Kendra Shamez, SG1, and more! Coming soon!)
(The camera opens to Kassidy Heart sitting at a table backstage with Sienna Jade. The latter looks uncomfortable, while the former has a concerned look on her face.)
Kassidy Heart: You know at times like this, we usually hang out backstage and make fun of those other twits when they’re out there in the ring. But tonight, I wanted to-
Sienna Jade: Listen, Kass I get it. You’re worried about me. I haven’t been one hundred percent and you’re worried that might affect us retaining the title-
Kassidy: Forget about the titles! I’m worried about you only! We’re two of the baddest bitches in EAW! Championship gold is always around the corner! It’s just ever since Pain for Pride…I’ve noticed this decline, you know? It’s like when you lost the Freeweight championship, you lost a piece of yourself.
Sienna: Can you blame me!? I am the one and only Revolt Freeweight-
Sienna: Excuse me?
Kassidy: Was. You WAS the only champion- at least until C–tsuda too that away from you to unify the belts. Listen Sien…nobody believes in you more than I do. You and I will always be the best in the world, well better than that blue haired cow anyway! But, she beat you. For the first time ever, Stephanie Matsuda had defeated Sienna Jade. But you know what? That was her ONLY time. You two will face each other again, and trust me Sien, you will get your vengeance. Until then though, I need you to shape up. I overheard Kendra talking about us in reference to Territorial Invasion. Losing to Stephanie was a millenia ago, so last season. In fact, it was literally last season. We’re the Jaded Hearts – we’ve always been about the here and now. We’ve always had our eyes on the prize. You know that nobody knows better than me how much someone can fall before they get back up.
(Kassidy stands up)
Kassidy: The Pride may have a Specialist, Astraea may have a MJ, and Cloud may have a Monica, but…
(Tyler Wolfe walks into the room with a wicked grin on her face)
Kassidy: We have a Wolfe.
Tyler Wolfe: And she’s quite hungry.
(Sienna looks at Kassidy for a moment, and then at Tyler. A smile slowly creeps up from the side of her mouth as she stands.)
Sienna: Jaded Wolfe Hearts. Hmm, doesn’t sound bad.
Kassidy: Not bad at all. Now, are you done feeling sorry for yourself? We have work to do.
Tyler: Like dominate everyone on the Empire roster.
Kassidy: And eventually, EAW as a whole.
Sienna: (nods) I like the sound of that. Let’s take these bitches out.
Kassidy: There’s the Sien I know! Come, victory followed by pumpkin spiced lattes await!
(Kassidy leads her two allies out of the room.)
Corie Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“I Smell A Massacre” — The Butcher Babies plays as the crowd boos as Tyler Wolfe walks out with full confidence to the ring with Kassidy Heart by her side. Both ladies appear to be fully confident as they interact with each other ignoring everyone on their way to the ring.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, the challenger, from Sydney, Australia, she is “The Big Bad Wolfe”, TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYLEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRR WOOOOOOOOOOOLFFFFFFFFFFFFEEEEEE!!!
Alicia Amby: Tyler Wolfe. A woman that’s on a mission. A woman who turned some heads in the Empress of Elite tournament by advancing to the Semi-finals. She’s now gunning for the Specialist Champion, Remi Skyfire. She may have came up a bit short at Manifest Destiny, but she strongly believes that if it had been just her and Remi in a one on one bout that SHE would standing here now as the Specialist Champion and that’s what she is here to prove tonight against Pride member, Layla Lockhart!
SG1: That’s right! Last week on Empire, it was Tyler Wolfe that challenged Layla Lockhart to this match in an effort to not only to make a statement to Remi Skyfire, but to show how very much she wishes to be the next Specialist Champion! She feels she was robbed out of the rightful one on one bout that she hae EARNED! But now she has the opportunity to redeem herself!
(‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight begins to play as fans get on their feet already cheering loudly. Layla Lockhart and Remi Skyfire emerge from the backstage area as ‘Unbreakable’ plays, smiling at the crowd as both ladies make their way to the ring. Layla’s wearing a black t-shirt with a rainbow design that says The Pride on it.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent…she now hails from Orlando, Florida…she weighs in at one hundred and four pounds…She’s representing THE PRIDE…She’s the WARRIOR PRINCESS….LAYLAAAAA!!!! LOCKHARTTTT!!!!
Alicia: Layla Lockhart has wanted her another piece of Tyler Wolfe since their last encounter, one that Layla did overcome in the final moments, but back then there was very little on the line! Tonight she contends with a dangerous and desperate Tyler Wolfe, who is looking to make a sound example out of Layla to prove her superiority tonight! But that may not happen if this Warrior Princess has anything to say about it!
SG1: You said it, Alicia! Layla Lockhart won’t ever run from a fight! The Warrior Princess fights honorably each week in the name of The Pride, and tonight is no exception! Tyler Wolfe is dangerous! She may be desperate! But Layla Lockhart is determined to keep moving up and taking her Pride sisters right up with her! This should be a good one!
(Layla is shown posing for pictures with young fans at ringside before sliding under the ropes and running to the corner turnbuckle, climbing up and posing before blowing a kiss out to them and doing a reverse somersault backflip into the ring, and then claps her hands and nods her head in approval as her and Remi go over a few last second words before Remi steps through the ropes to the outside as Layla directs her attention toward Tyler Wolfe.The referee signals for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Alicia: The bell sounds and this match has begun! Layla Lockhart ‘The Warrior Princess’ and Tyler Wolfe ‘The Big Bad Wolfe’! SG1 THIS IS GOING TO BE EXCITING! I CAN FEEL IT ALREADY!! Both ladies seem as though their done making their rounds of the ring and are ready to go in for the tie up! And they do! Collar and elbow tie up and it’s Layla getting the early advantage by getting an early twisting arm lock on Tyler! But Tyler reverses the hold and now has it on Layla who rolls through to get out of that sticky situation! But Tyler again with a twisting arm lock on Layla which brings the ‘The Warrior Princess’ down to a knee as she decides how she wants to escape this time! And a quick double leg takedown by Layla that she transitions just as quickly into a grounded side headlock on Tyler Wolfe! The referee right there as Layla keeps the hold applied on Tyler who appears to be trying to use her overall strength advantage that she has to slowly try and get back to a vertical base! Layla still has the headlock applied as she is down on a knee continuing to hold the advantage but Tyler is slowly using that strength she has to get back to a standing vertical base! And she does! Tyler back on her feet and applying a side wristlock on Layla which she transitions into hammerlock on ‘The Warrior Princess’! Layla now reverses the hammerlock into one of her own! Drop toe hold by Tyler Wolfe which she floats over trying to apply a grounded headlock on Layla but Layla SO QUICK to adjust into a grounded hammerlock shooting the half! Layla looking for a crucifix pin but Tyler frees herself from this pinning predicament before the referee could slap his hand down to begin a count! And both ladies back on their feet now! Tyler looks likes she’s about to go off any second now like a ticking time bomb as she just daggers right into the eyes of Layla just gritting her teeth! Layla simply shakes her head as if to give indication that she ain’t here to be the whipping girl for ‘The Big Bad Wolfe’! ‘The Warrior Princess’ came here to fight! Both slowly move in on each other! Tyler surprisingly a little more tentative this time as she does! Tyler though raising her right hand upward urging Layla to do the same for a test of strength! Layla simply places her hands on her hips takes once glance at the crowd who’s already telling her “NO” repeatedly. Layla shrugs her shoulders no less and Tyler smirks as Layla moves in raising her right arm as she does! OH MY GOD!!! THE ULTIMATE DISRESPECT!! LAYLA JUST SLAPPED THE TASTE RIGHT OUT OF THE MOUTH OF TYLER WOLFE!!! IS SHE OUT OF HER MIND!!??? THE CROWD JUST ERUPTS WITH CHEERS! KASSIDY HART ON THE OUTSIDE IS IN COMPLETE AND UTTER SHOCK!! REMI SKYFIRE CLAPPING HER HANDS AND GOOD A LAUGH AT THIS!! AND LOOK AT LAYLA!! THE INTENSITY IN HER EYES!! I’VE NEVER SEEN LIKE THIS!! SHE’S NOT BACKING DOWN!! TYLER WOLFE FINALLY BRINGS HER ATTENTION BACK TO LAYLA LOCKHART!! LOOK AT THE RAGE!! TYLER’S FACE IS ABSOLUTELY RED WITH ANGER!!
Layla: I’m not falling for your bullshit tonight! FIGHT ME!
SG1: Tyler charges right for Layla with a clothesline that Layla anticipates easily! SAVATE KICK TO THE CHIN OF TYLER WOLFE WHO STAGGERS ON HER FEET! Tyler SHE’S GAME SHE’S SHOOTS THAT THRUST KICK RIGHT AT LAYLA BUT LAYLA DODGES IT!! Tyler exerting so much energy! Armdrag by Layla to Tyler Wolfe! And ANOTHER! Tyler Wolfe is extremely LIVID RIGHT NOW!!! TYLER SLAPS THE MAT!!! Layla standing her ground and this crowd completely behind her! Remi Skyfire looks back at the crowd and urges them to get louder! Tyler knowing exactly where she’s at in the ring at all times leaves through the ropes to the outside where Kassidy Hart is consoling Tyler! Trying to calm Tyler down! Tyler reveals a bit blood on her fingers! Tyler just spit a build up of blood in her mouth! Kassidy still holding Tyler by her shoulders telling her that she needs to calm down before getting back in that ring as Tyler is just glaring in the ring Layla Lockhart who stares back just waiting as the referee reaches the count of seven! Tyler though using the ropes has re-entered the ring! I think she realizes she’s in a fight now and can’t afford to fool around anymore! Both ladies lock up! And again Layla with a side headlock applied to Tyler! Layla backs into the ropes this time looking to pull something off but Tyler having none of it as she shoves Layla to the ropes! Tyler looking for another clothesline that Layla ducks! Layla rebounds off the ropes again coming back and ANOTHER FRONT THRUST KICK BY TYLER! THIS ONE CONNECTS TO THE ONCOMING LAYLA LOCKHART!! Layla falls back a few inches from the impact and she’s in a lot of pain! Tyler wasting no time as she pounces all over Layla with mounted rapid fire knee strikes to the head of the downed Layla Lockhart who tries to cover up but it’s not working out too well! Those strikes are coming hard! Tyler back to her feet and now with mudhole stomps using the ropes for extra leverage to the grounded Layla Lockhart! Tyler picking Layla up but Layla still keeling over in obvious pain! And look at the disrespect by Tyler she slaps the defenseless Layla as she’s hurting! And another! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO LAYLA! AND ANOTHER! Tyler still with a bit of blood on her lips wipes it away and then goes back to work! Remi shouting encouragement to Layla while in Tyler’s corner Kassidy seems satisfied at the moment! Snapmare takedown by Tyler to Layla followed viciously by a soccer kick to the back as Layla yells out in pain! Tyler now bending the arms of Layla backwards – Joint Limb Manipulation and strikes! Tyler begins stomping the back of a helpless Layla Lockhart repeatedly! Layla yelling out each time as a very concerned Remi Skyfire looks on! Tyler with absolute malice on her face! She wants to make Layla Lockhart pay! She wants Remi Skyfire to witness this slaughter! Tyler looks over Remi as she STOMPS AGAIN ON LAYLA’S BACK! AND AGAIN! Remi wants to do something! She tries to climb up on the apron and egging her to but the referee is right there to permit any such physical interaction from possibly taking place! Tyler walks on the back of Layla which causes her to yell out in pain once again! Layla slowly trying to inch toward the ropes but with ‘The Big Bad Wolfe’ right there stalking her every move! Layla reaches the ropes! But Tyler now makes her way in and she drapes Layla’s throat area over the ropes and then begins choking Layla on the ropes before YANKING THE ROPES WITH FORCE that sends Layla back and into the center of the ring! No remorse detected on Tyler at all as she circles her prey perhaps thinking what she wants to do next! Tyler firmly in control as she picks the defenseless Layla-And Layla now with a sudden burst of energy takes a desperate swing at Tyler that connects! But not enough to do much damage as Tyler strikes back with a hard HEADBUTT that sends Layla back down!
Tyler (mocking): GET UP LITTLE GIRL! LITTLE WARRIOR PRINCESS!
Alicia: The crowd booing Tyler’s actions! Tyler picks up Layla now and whips her to the ropes and ducks down in anticipation of the ‘The Warrior Princess’ next attack but Layla comes back the TORNADO DDT TO TYLER WOLFE! And this crowd back into it! Layla still in pain holding hugging midsection as Tyler slowly struggles back to her feet! But Layla again coming back at Tyler! FRANKENSTEINER TO TYLER WOLFE THAT TAKES HER RIGHT BACK DOWN! REPEATED RUNNING LEG DROPS ONTO TYLER! SPRINGBOARD ASAI MOONSAULT BY LAYLA NOW! She’s trying with everything she has to keep the bigger Tyler Wolfe grounded here! But Tyler RIGHT BACK UP! DAMN SHE’S TOUGH! Layla rebounds off the ropes! Tyler drops down as Layla goes to the opposite side and rebounds off again! LOOK AT THE ATHLETICISM OF WOLFE WHO JUST LEAPFROGGED LAYLA! TYLER OFF THE ROPES NOW! LAYLA DROPS DOWN NOW! TYLER THOUGH STOPS IN HER TRACKS! LEG DROP BY TYLER MISSES IT’S MARK AS LAYLA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! LAYLA SWINGS A KICK AT THE HEAD OF TYLER BUT TYLER DODGES IT! LAYLA QUICKLY BACK TO HER FEET! BUT SWEEPS THE LEGS OF LAYLA! STANDING ELBOW DROP ON LAYLA MISSES! LAYLA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! FRONT FLIP SENTON BY LAYLA MISSES! TYLER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! AND BOTH LADIES BACK TO THEIR FEET NOW! AND LISTEN TO THIS CROWD AS THEY ARE SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS AND APPLAUDING THAT JUST COMPLETED SERIES! Kassidy slapping the apron encouraging Tyler! Remi Skyfire paces as she nods her head and claps with approval herself! WHAT A BOUT! But now the crowd making it abundantly clear once again who their firmly behind as this whole place repeatedly chanting “LAYLA”! Layla seemingly has grown up greatly in just the last few weeks alone as we’ve seen an absolutely different side of her that just wasn’t always there consistently before! She could be turning a corner in her career and we’re all bearing witness to it as it’s happening! And here we go both ladies circling the ring again!! Now both go in for tie up! Tyler forces Layla into the corner but somehow someway Layla reverses the tides and it’s Tyler in the corner! CORNER DROPKICK TO TYLER WOLFE! LOOK AT THIS!! SOMERSAULT ROLL BY LAYLA RIGHT INTO A MONKEY FLIP OF TYLER WOLFE WHO GOES FLYING OVERHEAD AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! WHAT ELEVATION!! Tyler holding her back upon impact! LAYLA IS NOT DONE! LOOK OUT!!! INFINITY AND BEYOND – THE SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH!!! LAYLA HAS THE COVER ON TYLER! AND I DO BELIEVE WE’VE GOTTEN TO SAY THAT IN THIS MATCH!!!
SG1: Tyler Wolfe kicks out of Infinity and Beyond! But Tyler is hurting! She’s the one now laboring as she holds her midsection! Kassidy looks on with concern as Layla is in the corner in a three point stance! She shoots her fist into the mat a couple of times trying to get Tyler’s attention! Kassidy yelling to Tyler to “look out!” And Tyler is up! She turns around going for Layla and avoids the Bottle Rocket! That spear of Layla Lockhart! She had it well scouted as she sends Layla’s momentum to the opposite corner! Tyler runs at Layla who’s stuck in the corner again! Multiple forearm strikes to the head of Layla! Tyler perhaps smells blood and is going straight for the kill! But Layla!?? She’s not going down so easily this time! And NOW FOREARM STRIKES RIGHT BACK BY LAYLA LOCKHART TO TYLER WOLFE!!! TYLER TRIES TO STRIKE BACK BUT LAYLA DUCKS THIS TIME! SHE AVOIDS THE CONTACT OF THAT VICIOUS FOREARM! HURRICANRANA TO TYLER WOLFE!! TYLER BACK TO HER FEET THOUGH! BOTTLE ROCKET TO TYLER WOLFE!! AND THIS RAUCOUS CROWD EXPLODES WITH CHEERS! LAYLA MOUNTING PUNCHES ALL OVER TYLER WOLFE WHOSE NOT ONE TO BACK DOWN OR COVER UP! SHE ROLLS LAYLA TO HER BACK AND NOW MOUNTS PUNCHES OF HER OWN! LAYLA REVERSES THE MOMENTUM AGAIN!!! HEADBUTTS BY LAYLA GIVING TYLER WOLFE A DOSE OF HER OWN MEDICINE!!! LAYLA UP ON HER FEET AND THIS CROWD IS STANDING AGAIN!!! LOOK AT LAYLA TEARING THAT HAIR TIE OUT OF HER HAIR! THE INTENSITY ON HER FACE SAYS IT ALL!!! SHE CAME TO FIGHT!!! TYLER SLOWLY RISING BACK TO HER FEET WITH SUPPORT OF THE ROPES! TYLER WOLFE NOW WITH BLOOD SHOWING ONCE AGAIN!! THIS TIME IT’S TRICKLING OFF FROM THE SIDE OF HER FACE WITH A STREAM LINE OF IT COMING FROM HER RIGHT EYEBROW!! LAYLA STARING DAGGERS INTO TYLER AND TYLER SEEMS TO KNOW NOW THAT SHE CAN’T INTIMIDATE THIS DETERMINED WOMAN ANY LONGER!! THAT MUCH IF NOTHING ELSE HAS BEEN MADE LOUD AND CLEAR TONIGHT!! And both ladies circling the ring again keeping their eyes locked on each other as they do! Both stop and move in on each other again! And another tie up! Headlock by Tyler! But this time Layla sending Tyler to the ropes! Layla drops down as Tyler rebounds off! Single leg drop kick! NO! Tyler anticipated well as she hangs on to the ropes as Layla tumbles to the canvas! UH OH! LOOK WHAT THE BIG BAD WOLFE FOUND! A WARRIOR PRINCESS FOR SUPPER AT HER DOORSTEP!! TYLER NOW STOMPING THE HELL OUT OF LAYLA LOCKHART! TYLER USING EXTRA LEVERAGE FROM THOSE ROPES WITH THOSE VICIOUS STOMPS!! LOOK AT THE RAGE IN HER FACE!! SHE’S ABSOLUTELY LIVID RIGHT NOW AS SHE NOW HAS A FOOT TO THE THROAT OF LAYLA LOCKHART! LAYLA STILL HAS CONSCIENCE OF MIND TO GRAB FOR THE ROPES!! TYLER THOUGH CONTINUES CHOKING LAYLA WITH HER BOOT AS THE REFEREE REACHES FOUR WITH HIS MANDATORY COUNT BEFORE TYLER FINALLY LETS UP! Tyler pacing around still with rage as Layla coughing trying to breathe properly again! The referee admonishing Tyler’s actions as Layla begins to slowly pull herself up using the ropes! She’s still struggling as Tyler slightly shoves the referee to the side and goes right for Layla! Tyler grabs Layla and positions her on the outside! SHE HAS LAYLA AROUND THE NECK!! OH NO!!! REMI LOOKS ON IN HORROR!! WOLFE’S BANE TO LAYLA LOCKHART!! TYLER JUST DRILLED THE HEAD OF LAYLA RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS WITH THAT ROPE HUNG SPIKE DDT!! TYLER JUST SHAKES HER HEAD GRITTING HER TEETH WITH EXTREME SATISFACTION AS SHE STARES TOWARD REMI SKYFIRE WHO’S SEETHING RIGHT NOW! YOU CAN TELL SHE WANTS TO GET IN THERE AND GET HER ANOTHER PIECE OF TYLER WOLFE!! Look at her pointing at Remi as she holds Layla by her hair as she’s completely helpless on her knees and nearly out of it!
Tyler: This doesn’t end until I SAY IT DOES!!
Alicia: OH NO!!! WHAT NOW??? TYLER PICKS THE NEAR LIFELESS BODY OF LAYLA LOCKHART UP!! BROKEN BITCH!!! THE X-PLEX TO THE DEFENSELESS LAYLA LOCKHART!! Tyler stares at Remi again! Gesturing with her hand for Remi to bring it! She dares Remi to throw in the towel for Layla! This is what Tyler wanted! She wanted to show Remi what she could expect in any one on one match for Remi’s title! Layla near lifeless but is right there staring at Remi too! IS THAT TEARS STREAMING FROM THE EYES OF LAYLA LOCKHART!!?? Remi looks at Layla! She wants to help her Pride sister so badly but you can just see Layla telling Remi with that stare to not get involved! Tyler yanks Layla by her hair off the canvas forcing her up again! Tyler has her up! She’s trying to pick her up for perhaps NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! THAT MICHINOKU DRIVER!! But Layla! She desperately hangs on as she has both legs locked around the left leg of Tyler Wolfe!! HEADBUTT TO LAYLA LOCKHART BY TYLER WOLFE SENDS THE ‘WARRIOR PRINCESS’ BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! Layla covering her face! Holding her forehead! Laying on her side as Remi yells out for Layla telling her “Not to give up”! Remi covering her face shaking her head! Layla tries to raise herself up but TYLER WOLFE AGAIN LOOKING FOR ANOTHER VICIOUS ATTACK! DOUBLE KNEE DROP TO THE BACK OF LAYLA! NO!!! LAYLA AVOIDS THE CONTACT!! BUT TYLER WOLFE RIGHT THERE!! GRABBING LAYLA BY HER HAIR AGAIN! NOW SHE HOISTS HER UP OVER HER HEAD!! LOOKING FOR A BODYPRESS! BUT LAYLA COMES TO LIFE! FINALLY!! SHE WIGGLES FREE! BLOCKBUSTER BY LAYLA LOCKHART RIGHT OUT OF NOWHERE!!! LAYLA GOING FOR THE COVER!!
SG1: TYLER KICKSOUT! Kassidy on the left slapping the apron! Urging Tyler to get back to her feet! Layla lays on the canvas still but Remi doing exactly the same in support of her Pride sister! Tyler Wolfe stirs first as she sits up! The crowd rumbling as they stomp their feet in unison in support of the Pride! Layla begins stirring now as well! And now both ladies, you can see there definitely running on fumes now as Layla throws a right to the face of Tyler Wolfe! TYLER STAGGERING BACK! BUT LAYLA WITH SO MUCH ENERGY ZAPPED FROM HER CAN BARELY FOLLOW UP! BUT BEFORE SHE CAN TYLER COMES BACK WITH ANOTHER FRONT THRUST KICK THAT CAUSES LAYLA KEEL OVER IN PAIN HOLDING HER MIDSECTION!! OH! WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! TYLER WOLFE!!! SHE HAS LAYLA UP AGAIN!! UPSIDE DOWN!! SHE HAS HER!! NIGHT OF THE WOLFE!! THAT MICHINOKU DRIVER PLOWS LAYLA LOCKHART INTO THE CANVAS!!! TYLER HOOKS THE LEG!!
Alicia: NO!!!! THE WARRIOR PRINCESS KICKSOUT!!! LAYLA STILL HAS LIFE!!! REMI SKYFIRE ON THE OUTSIDE SLAPPING THE APRON EVEN HARDER!!! TRYING TO WILL LAYLA BACK UP!!! THIS CROWD TRYING DESPERATELY TO PLAY THEIR PART AS THE ARENA IS ROCKING CHANTING “LAYLA”!!! TYLER WOLFE IS UP AGAIN THOUGH!!! SHE’S NOT DONE!! TYLER GRABS THE LEGS OF A HELPLESS LAYLA LOCKHART AND LOCKS THEM TOGETHER TRANSITIONING LAYLA TO HER STOMACH AND WRENCHING HER ARMS BACK!!! TYLER HAS THE PTO LOCKED IN!!! AND LAYLA SCREAMING IN PAIN!! THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO!! NO ROPES!! THE REFEREE CHECKING WITH LAYLA!! LAYLA JUST SCREAMS OUT IN AGONY!!! TYLER ROARING OUT LOUD AS SHE BENDS AND ARCHES THE BACK OF LAYLA TO LENGTHS IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE!! AND????……AND THAT’S IT! LAYLA TAPS!! THE REFEREE SIGNALS THE END OF THE MATCH! THE REFEREE TELLING TYLER THAT’S IT’S OVER!!
(DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: TYLER STILL HAS IT LOCKED IN!! THE REFEREE CAN’T PRY THE PTO OFF!! AND HERE COME’S REMI SKYFIRE!! AND KASSIDY MEETS REMI IN THE RING AS TYLER WOLFE LOOKS ON WIDE-EYED!! COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH HERSELF AS SHE FINALLY MERCIFULLY LETS GO OF LAYLA WHO JUST LAYS ON THE CANVAS AS REMI RUNS TO HER AID!!
Cori Simmoons: The winner this match by way of submission….TYLERRRRR!!! WOLFFFFFEEEEE!!!
(“I Smell A Massacre starts up as the crowd boos Kassidy who holds up Tyler’s hand while Tyler holds her other hand up in victory while Remi still is checking in on Layla’s condition as is the referee. Both members of the Jaded Hearts are now at the top of the ramp looking on with complete satisfaction as Remi looks back with anger at them. Tyler points to Remi and then gestures to her waistline indicating that she will soon be wearing that Specialist Championship if she has anything to say about it.)
Alicia: I don’t agree with the brutal tactics of Tyler Wolfe, but she got the job done no matter how you slice it! Layla came at her with everything she had, and at times it looked like the smallest woman involved in the match could certainly pull off the win under these conditions, but it just wasn’t to be tonight!
SG1: Congratulations on a good effort and the win for Tyler Wolfe! Layla has nothing to hang her head over! She can grow from this type of effort! We saw a look in her eyes that we’d not seen from her before, and that seemed to bring out the best in her but also the best in her opponent as well! We’ll have to see how this all continues to unfold as we move forward, but right now that woman! Tyler Wolfe has herself in the driver seat of securing yet another shot at Remi Skyfire’s Specialist Championship!
(One last view shows Remi checking on Layla as Tyler and Kassidy continue to backpedal up the ramp still looking back to ring with great satisfaction as the view fades to black.)
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Rolex ad featuring Malcolm Jones and Astraea Jordan!)
(PARKING LOT INTERIOR. Andrea Valentine is going through her gym bag, when a couple of kids walk up to her.)
Kid #1: A-Andrea Valentine?
Andrea Valentine: Huh? Uh, hiya guys! What are you guys doing back here? Fan access?
Kid #2: Actually, HE brought us in with him!
(Andrea looks past the kids and sees Lars Grier walking up to her with a smile on his face)
Lars Grier: I was hanging around outside when these two came up to me, saying they were your biggest fans! So I thought to myself ‘hey, these kids should meet their hero, right?’ Especially while she’s still EAW Openweight Champion!
(Lars steps up to Andrea.)
Lars: because we never know how long that’s gonna last.
Andrea: Hmm. Well, I have an inclination that I’ll be holding on to that belt for a while…until I get an upgrade.
(Andrea signs an autograph for the kids and smiles.)
Andrea: I’ll tell ya what, Lars. I’ll take these sweet kids off your hands so you can focus on more important matters. Like preparing for the fight of your life.
(Andrea puts her arms around the kids and walk away, leaving an amused Lars to himself.)
(“Party Goin’ Dumb” — Rico Nasty plays as the crowd gives a mixed reaction as Astraea Jordan walks out to the top of the ramp, impressed about the crowd not hating her this week. Astraea has on her Empress of Elite crown as she walks down the ramp.)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your special guest commentator for this match, the Empress of Elite, ASSSSSSSSSTRRRRRRAAAAAAAEEEEEEAAAAAAAA JOOOOOOOORRRRRRRDAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!
SG1: Here is a woman who not much people wanted to win at Manifest Destiny, but it does not matter if you like or hate her, she is the Empress of Elite. She will be facing Stephanie Matsuda for the Women’s World Championship at Road to Redemption in December!
Alicia Amby: Happily, she is joining us on commentary this week. Hello, Astraea!
Astraea Jordan: Hello, Alicia and SG1. Greatness has arrived and I’m glad to be here to provide everyone with my lovely commentating skills. And besides, since Steph made her presence known during my match earlier, I figured that I would return the favor.
Alicia Amby: Uh oh.
(“Raise Hell”– Dorothy plays as the crowd cheers for Daisy Thrash who comes up jumping and in high spirits.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, from Seattle, Washington, she is “The Razorblade Snowflake”, DAAAAAAIIIIIIISSSSSSSYYYYYYYYYY THHHHHRAAAAAAASHHHHHHHHHHH!!
Alicia Amby: The crowd loves Daisy Thrash! She has been someone that these fans have been behind for a while. It seemed like Daisy has been on a role since defeating the Openweight Champion, Andrea Valentine at Manifest Destiny. Her luck continued last week when she defeated one-half of the Empire Tag Team Champions, Sienna Jade! Now, she has an opportunity to get a victory over the Women’s World Champion in Stephanie Matsuda! This may be the biggest victory in her career!
SG1: I feel like her luck runs out tonight. I would be shocked to see her win this match.
(“Kill Jill (Cloudy Remix)” by Archie & Sizzle plays as the crowd EXPLODES as Stephanie Matsuda walks out from the curtain and stands on top of the ramp. The Women’s World Championship is on her waist as Stephanie walks down the ramp with a confidence in her.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Brooklyn, New York, she is the EAW Women’s World Champion, “The Iconic War Queen”, STEEEEEEEPHHHHHHHAAAAANNNNNNIEEEEEEEE MAAAAATTTSSSSUUUUUUUUUUDAAAAAAAAAA!!
SG1: Here is the woman who survived Cameron Ella Ava at Manifest Destiny! Stephanie is riding high from one of the most impressive victories out of her entire title reign. I do not think there is anyone that can stop Stephanie’s reign.
Astraea Jordan: I will at Road to Redemption. Mark my words.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: The main event of the night is underway! Daisy Thrash vs. Stephanie Matsuda! This is an interesting match up we are seeing! The two women are side stepping in a circle. They are waiting for the other to make the first move in this matchup! Daisy goes to sweep Stephanie’s feet, but Stephanie is able to jump and avoid that collision! Stephanie goes to sweep Daisy’s feet, but Daisy is able to step to the side before she falls! The two women continue to side step in a circle before Stephanie gestures for Daisy to a test of strength! Daisy is hesitant for the moment before she accepts the test of strength! Daisy slowly grasps on to Stephanie’s right hand as it is higher than her left. She slowly goes for the hand which is lower as the two women begin to slowly push each other! Stephanie’s foot connects to the gut of Daisy, who bends forward. STEPHANE BALLS UP HER FISTS AND CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH TO DAISY’S FOREHEAD! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! DAISY FINDS HERSELF AGAINST THE ROPES AS STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A CHOP TO THE CHEST ON DAISY AS DAISY HOLDS HER CHEST IN PAIN! STEPHANIE CHOPS DAISY’S CHEST AGAIN AS SHE GRABS DAISY BY ONE OF HER ARMS AND WHIPS HER TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE! DAISY BOUNCES OFF THOSE ROPES AS STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK THAT KNOCKS DAISY TO THE GROUND!
Alicia Amby: Stephanie Matsuda grabs Daisy Thrash by the arm and twists herself around before connecting with an elbow to Daisy’s face! Daisy bends forward in reaction to the elbow before Stephanie races to the ropes, bounces off them and connects with a flying forearm that knocks Daisy to the mat! Daisy gets herself up quickly, while holding onto her face as Stephanie delivers a back kick to Daisy’s stomach! Daisy bends forward as Stephanie jumps and sits on Daisy’s back before flipping herself around to connect with a sunset flip! Stephanie holds it as Jesse Carlton goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Astraea Jordan: Gotta try a lot harder than that, Stephanie! Daisy Thrash kicks at quickly at two as Stephanie Matsuda picks up Daisy by what could be her weave. I wouldn’t know because this hair is as real as it gets. Stephanie lets go of Daisy’s hair before grabbing her arm again as she swings Daisy to the corner! Daisy is holding herself onto the corner! STEPHANIE TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE SHE RUNS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHTING AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK TO A CORNERED DAISY! DAISY FALLS FORWARD A BIT, BUT STEPHANIE FOLLOWS THAT WITH A SUPERKICK AS DAISY FINDS HERSELF BACK INTO THE CORNER AGAIN! STEPHANIE GETS ON THE THE SECOND ROPE AS SHE IS STANDING ABOVE DAISY AND BEGINS TO PUNCH HER ON TOP OF HER HEAD? CAN YOU CACS COUNT TO TEN? I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT MY VERTICAL SUPLEXES. ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! Ten punches on top of the head of Daisy Thrash thanks to Stephanie Matsuda! Stephanie stops with the punches and grabs Daisy’s neck and connects with a bulldog sending her flat on the mat! Stephanie rolls Daisy onto her back before connecting with series of punches to Daisy’s face! Daisy is trying to block her face, but Stephanie is still managing to connect with these fists!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda delivers one last fist before running towards the ropes, springboarding off them and connecting with a springboard moonsault on Daisy Thrash! Daisy is holding her stomach in pain. Stephanie tries to go for a cover, but Daisy is pushing Stephanie away from her as she buys time to recover! Daisy reaches over to the ropes for assistance to help herself up! STEPHANIE IS GESTURING FOR DAISY TO COME AT HER! DAISY, STILL IN PAIN, STILL HAS A FIRE IN HER EYES! DAISY RUNS TO STEPHANIE AS STEPHANIE GOES FORWARD TO CONNECT WITH A CLOTHESLINE. DAISY MANAGES TO DUCK THE CLOTHESLINE, BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECT WITH CLOTHESLINE OF HER OWN, BUT STEPHANIE MANAGES TO DUCK THAT, BUT GETS CONNECTED WITH A BACKFIST BY DAISY! STEPHANIE TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE COMING AT DAISY AGAIN, BUT DAISY CONNECTS WITH HIP TOSS THAT FLIPS STEPHANIE OVER! STEPHANIE PICKS HERSELF UP RIGHT AWAY, BUT DAISY CONNECTS WITH A BIONIC ELBOW THAT KNOCKS STEPHANIE TO THE MAT! DAISY GETS STEPHANIE INTO A SEATED POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SHINING WITCH, THE SHINING WIZARD AS THAT KNOCKS STEPHANIE TO HER BACK! DAISY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Astraea Jordan: Stephanie Matsuda kicks out at two! I’m not really surprised, but this match continues! Daisy goes and grabs Stephanie! Stephanie is back onto her feet, but Daisy grabs Stephanie by her arm now and swing to the corner! Stephanie does her best to have a hold on the ropes on each of her sides! DAISY TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A GIANT TURNBUCKLE THRUST, THAT MAKES STEPHANIE HOLD ONTO HER STOMACH! DAISY CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER TURNBUCKLE TRUST ON STEPHANIE! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! THAT GIRL THRUSTS AS HARD AS MALCOLM–NEVERMIND, BUT DAISY TAKES A STEP BACK AS SHE HOLDS HER HANDS UP WHERE THE OFFICIAL CAN SEE HER! STEPHANIE IS TRYING TO STRAIGHTEN HERSELF UP, BUT THIS IS EMPIRE AND YOU CAN’T GO MUCH STRAIGHTER, SADLY. STEPHANIE RUNS TO DAISY AS DAISY GETS STEPHANIE BY ONE OF HER ARMS AND CONNECTS WITH A HIP TOSS! DAISY CONNECTS WITH A STANDING ARMBAR ON STEPHANIE MATSUDA! AT THE SAME TIME, IT SEEMS LIKE DAISY IS BENDING STEPHANIE’S FINGERS BACK! THAT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD!
Daisy Thrash: SHUSH!
(The crowd goes completely silent.)
Alicia Amby: DAISY THRASH JUST SNAPPED STEPHANIE MATSUDA’S FINGERS! DAISY BACKS AWAY AS STEPHANIE IS HOLDING HER RIGHT FINGERS! SHE MAY HAVE CRACKED SOMETHING AS DAISY IS LOOKING AT THE OFFICIAL, SHRUGGING HER SHOULDERS! DAISY CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE SIDE OF STEPHANIE! STEPHANIE FALLS TO HER SIDE AS DAISY GETS THE SAME ARM SHE APPLIED THE STANDING ARMBAR WITH AND RESUMES TO DOING THAT! STEPHANIE FINDS HERSELF ON HER SIDE AS DAISY IS BENDING STEPHANIE’S CRACKED FINGERS BACK AS STEPHANIE IS YELLING IN PAIN! DAISY BENDS THE FINGERS BACK BEFORE SMACKING THEM AGAINST THE MAT! IN RESULT, STEPHANIE FLINCHES AND HOLDS HER FINGERS BEFORE DAISY GETS THOSE FINGERS OUT IN THE OPEN BEFORE STOMPING ON STEPHANIE’S FINGERS WITH HER RING BOOT! STEPHANIE YELPS AS DAISY TAKES A STEP BACK FOR STEPHANIE TO GET HERSELF BACK UP! THE RAZORBLADE SNOWFLAKE IS LEAVING OUR WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION IN A VULNERABLE STATE! Stephanie is slowly rising to her feet as Daisy connects with a kick to Stephanie’s stomach! Daisy grabs Stephanie by her wrist and connects with a short-arm clothesline! Daisy connects with another short-arm clothesline! And another one! And another one! And another one! Yet again, Stephanie finds herself on the mat again! Daisy is gesturing for Stephanie to get back on her feet! Stephanie is slowly trying to find her feet as she manages to make her way up! Daisy Thrash runs and connects with a slingshot as Stephanie is on her back again! Daisy goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!
SG1: Stephanie Matsuda kicks out! Daisy Thrash is looking a little stunned by that, but she is not going to let it phase her. Daisy gets Stephanie up by her arm before she whips Stephanie to one of the corners. Stephanie slides down due to the impact of the turnbuckles! Daisy approaches Stephanie before connecting with a bunch of rapid stomps to a cornered Stephanie! Daisy Thrash is out of control as the official begins her counting!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, DAISY!
Astraea Jordan: THAT REF IS ALWAYS RUINING THE FUN! IF I WANT TO POP AWF ON SOMEONE, THERE IS NO B–CH THAT IS GOING TO TELL ME OTHERWISE! I DO WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT TOO. STEPHANIE IS TRYING TO GET HERSELF BACK UP FROM THOSE RAPID STOMPS! DAISY IS WAITING FOR STEPHANIE TO GET UP. IF THIS WAS ME, I WOULD NOT BE GIVING HER ANYTIME TO REGAIN ENERGY! I WOULD DO MY BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE STAYS DOWN! STEPHANIE GETS BACK ON HER FEET AS DAISY RUNS, BUT STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO DAISY’S STOMACH, WHICH MAKES HER BEND FORWARD! STEPHANIE BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE AND BEGINS SMACK DAISY’S FACE AGAINST THE MAT! STEPHANIE IS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH AS SHE STANDS UP. DAISY GETS UP AFTER, BUT STEPHANIE GETS DAISY IN POSITION FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX! STEPHANIE HAS DAISY UP AND DELAYS THE VERTICAL SUPLEX BEFORE CONNECTING WITH IT! NOT AS IMPRESSIVE AS MINE ARE, BUT IT’S ALRIGHT. Stephanie gets Daisy up before whipping her to the ropes! Daisy holds onto the ropes, but Stephanie races towards her and connects with a knee to Daisy’s stomach! Stephanie whips Daisy to the other ropes before connecting with a dropkick that sends Daisy to the mat!
SG1: DAISY THRASH FINDS HERSELF ON THE RECEIVING END OF THIS BEATDOWN! THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION IS MAKING A COMEBACK IN THIS MATCH! DAISY FINDS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET AS STEPHANIE MATSUDA GRABS DAISY BY HER WAIST AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! STEPHANIE MAINTAINS HOLD OF THE WAIST AND CONNECTS WITH A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX ON DAISY THRASH! STEPHANIE STILL HAS DAISY BY HER WAIST AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX AND LET’S GO IN THE PROCESS AS DAISY FINDS HERSELF ON HER BACK! STEPHANIE WAITS FOR DAISY TO GET BACK UP ON HER FEET! DAISY SLOWLY FINDS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET AS STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK ON DAISY! NO! DAISY MANAGES TO DUCK! DAISY GETS STEPHANIE IN A ROLLUP! DAISY THRASH IS GOING TO GET AN UPSET VICTORY FOR A THIRD WEEK IN A ROW! NO! STEPHANIE MANAGES TO ROLL HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY! STEPHANIE CONNECTS WITH A LOW DROPKICK THAT SENDS DAISY TO HER BACK! STEPHANIE GETS UP AS SHE BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SLIDING FOREARM SMASH ON DAISY THRASH! DAISY IS FLAT ON HER BACK AS STEPHANIE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOO!!
Alicia Amby: DAISY THRASH KICKS OUT! STEPHANIE MATSUDA IS LOOKING A BIT PUZZLED AT THE MOMENT! STEPHANIE GETS DAISY UP! DAISY IS STILL WOBBLY ON HER FEET AS STEPHANIE BOUNCES FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH LAST SURPRISE, THE SLINGSHOT OF HER OWN ON DAISY THRASH! DAISY FINDS HERSELF ON THE GROUND AS STEPHANIE DOES AS WELL! IT SEEMED LIKE THE LAST SURPRISE KNOCKED SOME ENERGY FROM OUR CHAMPION! The two women are on the ground as Stephanie slowly tries to pick herself back up! Stephanie tries to pick up Daisy by her hair, but Daisy prevents that from happening as she delivers a back kick to Stephanie’s stomach! DAISY, OUT OF NOWHERE, CONNECTS WITH AN ANARCHY IN THE WA, THE THESZ PRESS INTO THE MOUNTED PUNCHES! STEPHANIE IS ABLE TO FLIP HERSELF AROUND AND THROW SOME MOUNTED PUNCHES OF HER OWN! DAISY MUSTERS UP SOME STRENGTH TO FLIP HERSELF AROUND AND MOUNT SOME PUNCHES ONTO STEPHANIE MATSUDA! THE TWO WOMEN ARE GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THESE PUNCHES WITH NO SIGN OF STOPPING! STEPHANIE IS ABLE TO GET UP TO HER FEET. DAISY GETS UP TO HER FEET AS WELL AS STEPHANIE KICKS HER IN THE STOMACH! STEPHANIE GRABS DAISY BY THE ARM, TWISTS HER AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH AN EAT DEFEAT ON DAISY THRASH!
Astraea Jordan: What are you doing, bozo? She’s rolled out of the ring! Good, Stephanie’s not as dumb as she looks! Stephanie leaves the ring and steps down from the ramp to get Daisy up!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Astraea Jordan: That cac official begins her count as Stephanie Matsuda is being slow as heck with getting Daisy Thrash back into the ring! If she does that at Road to Redemption, Empire is going to have a better champion than what they have at the moment.
Jesse Carlton: THREE! FOUR!
(Stephanie Matsuda leaves Daisy Thrash lying as she begins to look at Astraea Jordan, who waves sarcastically at Stephanie.)
Astraea Jordan: Nice of you to come over here! Have you been loving me on commentary?
Stephanie Matsuda (w/out mic): Watch your mouth. It has gotten you in trouble on multiple occasions.
Jesse Carlton: FIVE! SIX!
Astraea Jordan: That’s what they all say.
(Daisy Thrash manages to sneak back into the ring by sliding from the bottom rope.)
Jesse Carlton: SEVEN! EIGHT!
(Stephanie Matsuda decides not to argue with Astraea Jordan as she steps back on the apron.)
Jesse Carlton: NINE!
SG1: DAISY THRASH WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE. STEPHANIE MATSUDA GETS KNOCKED OFF THE APRON!
Jesse Carlton: TEN! RING THE BELL!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Raise Hell” plays as Daisy Thrash looks at our official with shock, but allows her to get her raised hand in victory.)
Cori Simmons: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, VIA COUNTOUT, DAAAAAAAAAAIIIIISSSSSSSSYYYYYYYYYY THHHHHHHRAAAAAAAASHHHHHHHHH!!
Alicia Amby: Daisy Thrash’s luck continues on as she gets a victory on ANOTHER champion! This week, it happens to be the Women’s World Champion! Stephanie Matsuda is in shock as she cannot believe what just happened!
SG1: Astraea Jordan is taking off her headset, it seems like she is done here as she is smirking cockily at Stephanie Matsuda. Stephanie does not look happy as she is exchanging a look at Astraea like she is almost wanting to kill her.
(Astraea Jordan makes her way around ringside as she makes her way up the ramp backwards. Daisy Thrash is celebrating her victory in the ring as Stephanie is still ringside, not believing what has transpired.)
Alicia Amby: Sadly, we are out of time for this episode of Empire! I am Alicia Amby and she is SG1! See you next week!
(The last scene with Astraea Jordan smirking evilly and Stephanie Matsuda glaring and yelling to fight her is heard before the camera fades to black.)