(COLD OPEN: Cori Simmons is standing in the middle of the ring.)
Cori Simmons: Please welcome, Empire General Managers, Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez!
(“Black or White” by Michael Jackson plays as Flannery McCoy and Kendra Shamez walk out, waving to the fans.)
SG1: Welcome to another sold out edition of Thursday Night Empire! I’m “Your Friendly Neighborhood Vixen” SG!
Alicia Amby: And I’m her “Not-So-Sidekick” Alicia Amby! Tonight both general managers are here to make an announcement regarding Territorial Invasion!
SG1: Yes, besides Raven Roberts being announced for the Interbrand New Breed match, we haven’t heard much of anything else regarding T.I. on the Empire side of things!
Alicia: Voltage has awarded their champion, Rex McAllister the opportunity to pick his team for the upcoming War Games match! I wonder if Flannery will pick Stephanie Matsuda to do the same?
SG1: I take it we’re about to find out.
(Flannery and Kendra make their way into the ring. Cori happily hands her mic over to Flannery and leaves the ring.)
Flannery McCoy: Good evening good people of Wichita!
Flannery: Before we start our show tonight, Kendra and I have to discuss our plans for EAW’s fire Interbrand show of the year, Territorial Invasion! I know you all were properly wondering what role EAW’s all-female roster will play in this year’s festivities; last year we only had an old-fashioned 5-on-5 Territorial Invasion match!
(Kendra leans into the mic)
Kendra Shamez: This year, we’re much more involved! Andrea Valentine will be defending her EAW Openweight Championship against Voltage’s Lars Grier!
Flannery: Raven Roberts will be going up against Xander Payne and Drake King for the New Breed Championship!
Kendra: Tyler Wolfe will be getting a second shot at the EAW Specialist Championship as she takes on Remi Skyfire in singles competition!
(Flannery and Kendra wait for a moment as the fans to finish cheering)
Flannery: As for the War Games match, Kendra and I both agree that Empire should be represented by its best tag team: none other than the EAW Empire Tag Team Champions, Jaded Hearts!
(There’s a strong mixed reaction)
Kendra: Accompanying them will be Tyler herself as the Jaded Wolfe Hearts! Empire is no stranger to our girls pulling double duty and Wolfe has said she’s up to the task!
Flannery: According to Astraea Jordan, she will be announcing Drillmatic’s next opponents.
Kendra: As will Stephanie Matsuda for her Unified Women’s Championship.
Flannery: That means Thursday Night Empire will be involved in a whopping SIX matches!
(crowd goes nuts, chanting “Yes!” repeatedly)
Kendra: We here at Thursday Night Empire pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our ladies to shine! See you all at Territorial Invasion!
(As the crowd cheers, Flannery and Kendra both climb out of the ring)
Alicia: Wow! Empire will be involved in six matches! That’s nearly half of the card!
SG1: We’ve come a long way since being curtain jerkers on Saturday nights. While I want to continue to celebrate, we have a match to call! Take it away Cori!
Cori: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin hits as Torhild Vinter makes her entrance)
Cori: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Lillehammer, Norway by way of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 202 pounds… TORRRRHHILLLLDDD VVVVIIINNNTTEEERRR!!!!
Alicia: A massive, and I do mean massive, debut here on Empire as we get our first look at the woman known as The Long Winter!
SG1: But don’t be fooled! I’ve heard her interviews! She isn’t some mindless brute. This is a proper warrior!
(“I Am The Animal” by Will Ryan hits as Sazae Hangaku makes her entrance, accompanied by Kanji Rocca)
Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring from Yomi-no-Kuni, Japan, weighing in at 137 pounds… SAAAAAZZZAAAEEE HAAAANNNNNGAAAKKUUUUUU!!!!
SG1: But someone who doesn’t care about her opponents size is the Cannibal of Shibuya.
Alicia: We have a match tonight between a cannibalistic geisha and a Norse viking. Yeah. That’s a thing.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: AND SAZAE STARTS OFF HOT! SHE JUST CHARGED AND LEAPT UP AND ONTO THE SHOULDERS OF VINTER! Now Hangaku rains punches down into the forehead of the Viking! Welcome to Empire, Torhild!
Alicia: Torhild is staggered, but still standing! And now we see a show of strength from the Norse warrior! She’s firmed Sazae in position for A MASSIVE POWERBOMB!!! Torhild drops on top of Hangaku with a lateral press!
Not enough! Sazae rolls to the side and begins to yell at Rocca in Japanese! I… Have no idea what she’s just said but Rocca is nodding his head and looks a bit frantic! But now Torhild calls for Sazae to get to her feet and the geisha rises up and she has a twisted smile on her face! This woman is not normal!
SG1: What was your first clue? Now here comes Sazae charging at Torhild! Big Boot— SLID UNDERNEATH BY SAZAE! Now Sazae from behind with leg kicks right to the side of the knee of Torhild! Just one after the other and Torhild is faltering on that leg! Torhild drops to a knee! Sazae leaps up and puts both knees into the back of Torhild’s head DRIVING HER FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! Now Sazae slides around and applies a guillotine choke from the front! She’s wrenching it in and.. and she’s lookin up with her tongue out like a twisted psycho while she tries to submit the debutant!
Alicia: But look! Torhild is fighting from underneath! She’s swinging shots and connecting with Hangaku’s arms! Now Torhild is up to her knees! Sazae still has the choke but Torhild still climbing… up to her feet and now DEADLIFTING SAZAE INTO THE AIR AND SHOVES HER OFF! Sazae falls flat into the mat from six feet in the air! And now Torhild finally has the game in her favor! She wraps her arms around Sazae! BIG DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! Now she takes Sazae by the head and pulls her up and lifts her back into powerbomb position! Running start… RUNE HAMMER BUCKLE BOMB CONNECTS! Torhild is during up now! Showing the warrior spirit! Sazae is down in the corner and her comes Torhild!
SG1: BUT SAZAE WITH A PUSH KICK INTO THE DAMAGED KNEE OF TORHILD! And the Viking’s knee buckled! Sazae climbs to her feet! MASAMUNE KICK!!!
Alicia: But Torhild drops herself down and ducks underneath! She reaches up and throws a stiff punch into the ribs of Sazae! Hangaku stumbles back and into the ropes! But she charges back! But Torhild pops up and goes for another big boot!
SG1: But her leg buckled again! Sazae has done real damage! Torhild is down and clutching her knee! And Sazae jumps onto her back AND IS BITING INTO TORHILD’S HEAD! Torhild grips at her and flails around! She finally managed to pop Sazae off but it looks like she’s bleeding now from the back of her skull! Sazae bit in deep! Torhild clutches the wound on her head! She turns around and ROCCA IS ON THE RING APRON! HE HAS A FISTFUL OF POWDER! Torhild sees him and screams directly at him! The infamous nervous wreck just shrieked in fear and dropped the powder! Torhild turns around and here comes Sazae, Torhild’s blood still dripping from her mouth! MASAMUNE KICK!!!
Alicia: MISSES!!!! Torhild dipped herself back just far enough to dodge the foot! She’s dodged the kick twice now! What anticipation! Sazae turns around… MJOLNIR!!!! Pop up power bomb lung blower connects! Torhild has the cover!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cori: Here is your winner by pinfall… TOOOORRRRHHHIIILDDDD VVVIIINNNNTTTEERRRR!!!!
(“Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin hits as Torhild rises to her feet, still being ginger on her injured leg. The ref raises her hand and she beats her chest in celebration)
SG1: An impressive debut here for Vinter! She showed not only her strength but versatility and adaptability!
Alicia: The rest of the roster needs to watch out! An icy wind is blowing!
(Commercial for Spider-Man PS4, releasing tonight. Special DLC for Miles Morales, modeled after Chris Elite)
(The Pride are standing in an isolated area of the backstage production area, talking amongst themselves)
Remi Skyfire: I don’t trust these Jaded C–t Hearts or whatever they’re calling themselves nowadays. They were supposed to meet us here fifteen minutes ago!
Layla Lockhart: Well they do have a match coming up! They probably had to prepare themselves.
Revy: Or they’re setting us up.
Mali Evans: We choose the location to prevent an ambush.
Revy: I’m still getting a funny feeling.
Voice: You might wantnto get that checked.
(The Jaded Wolfe Hearts walk into view. Kassidy Heart puts her hands on her hips and walks forward.)
Kassidy Heart: We just came from Flannery McCuck’s office. We had a chat about when we’re going to defend these tag titles….
Tyler Wolfe: And she and Kendra came up with an even better idea.
Sienna Jade: One week removed from Territorial Invasion on October 4th. It’s all or nothing hoes: both the Empire Tag Team and Specialist Championships will be on the line.
Kassidy: Winner. Takes. All. Three of you versus the three of us.
(The Pride stare at each other for a moment)
Remi: Fine, you’re on. I don’t mind shutting Tyler down for a third time.
(Tyler grins while shaking her head)
Tyler: Keep telling yourself that. Anyway, these girls have a match. I’ll be seeing you real soon, Skyfart.
(The Jaded Wolfe Hearts laugh amongst themselves as they leave towards gorilla.)
Revy: Next time the two of you share a ring, kick her ass.
(The camera fade as The Pride walks away.)
Cori Simmons: The following is a tag team match scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
“Fire” By BTS starts up as the crowd rises to their feet as ‘The Perfectionist’ Consuela Rose Ava makes her way out and poses for the crowd on the stage before making her way down the ramp toward the ring.
SG1: Well after coming up with a victory last week on Empire, ironically against the young lady she will be partnering with tonight, Consuela will be looking to lead herself and that young lady to another victory this week to keep that momentum going!
Alicia: Indeed. If there was ever an opportunity to make a statement, it’s tonight! Tonight Consuela and Clara get a chance to put themselves in the discussion, perhaps, if they can take down the Empire Tag Team Champions! It’s a tall task, but Consuela can get it done she’s going to need the help of this young lady!
“Furious 2” by Niklas Gustavsson now plays through the public announce speakers as Clara Lovelace arrives on the stage with Coach Cam by her side in her coach’s jacket. Clara has a big smile on her face as she acknowledges the crowd with simple gestures with her fingers pointing in their direction as she tries to get them rocking, and eventually she succeeds as she turns to Coach Cam who is urging her to keep focused as they make their way down the ramp. Clara seems to be telling the Coach to lighten up a bit as she goes and slaps hands with fans on both sides Clara and Cam make their way into the ring where they meet up with Consuela.
SG1: I’ll run this one down! Clara Lovelace! The Young Lioness Cup holder! The happy-go-lucky Pixel Princess that can get a building rocking as we’re seeing right now!! Listen to them, Alicia!! She’s worked her way into their hearts in just a short amount of time, and she’s worked hard and has a future Specialist Championship match in her future because of it!
Alicia: That’s right, SG1! In the future, whenever that may be, Clara Lovelace will meet whoever the current Specialist Champion is in this very ring, with her chance to gain more glory and recognition, but tonight she’s gotta prove against actual champions here on Empire that she has what it takes to be one herself later!
“True Love” by CFO$ replaces “Furious 2” as a chorus of boo birds rain throughout the Intrust Bank Arena as the Jaded Hearts make their way out. Kassidy Heart is wearing a black t-shirt with the EAW logo on it over her upper body with her ring attire underneath. Sienna Jade is wearing a black leather jacket over her upper body with her ring attire underneath. Tyler Wolfe stands to the left also wearing her usual leather jacket over her upper body with her ring attire underneath, and a bit of face paint under her eye lashes and her black cap, looking confident but serious.
SG1: And here are those very champions now! The Jaded Hearts! Who successfully retained their status a couple of weeks ago at Manifest Destiny, but let’s not forget the x-factor on the outside by their side now in Tyler Wolfe!! These ladies are both cunning and intelligent as well as ruthless and have shown time and again that they know how to get what it is that they want, and what they want I’m sure with this matchup is to be able to show The Pride that their status is legitimate and that they are the undisputed best unit on Empire, period!
Alicia: The Jaded Hearts, they don’t care what it takes! They’re here to rule this brand! The Crowes Nest may have had their time, but with the Crowes Nest no longer, it’s these ladies that feel that this brand is all there’s and everyone else is second rate by comparison! But the ring is where you prove yourself, so hopefully these have the goods to back up their boastfulness because everyone will be gunning for them with no end in sight!
Both Kassidy and Sienna do a similar pose on the stage with their tag team championships, raising their titles high as the camera focuses on the glistening gold. Sienna then turns around and shows off her leather jacket with the letters, “F.U.U” attached. Both turn and take their championships and throw them over their left shoulders respectively as they begin to strut down the ramp. Both slide under the bottom rope to enter the ring and climb the nearest turnbuckle opposite of each other as they raise their titles above their head with both hands as the chorus of boos continue from the crowd. Tyler Wolfe stands in the center of the with her hands on her hips staring toward the corner where the opposition stands looking on right back while doing some last minute stretching with support of the ropes.
The referee asks for the tag team championships from the Jaded Hearts, who give them up. Tyler Wolfe along with Coach Cam step through the ropes and make their way to the floor. The referee has handed the tag team championship belts to a member of the ring crew at ringside. Both sides look ready, and the referee signals for the bell to be rang to start the match.
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: And with that! The bell has rang and this match is officially under way! Sienna Jade is gonna start things off for her side and Consuela Rose Ava for her’s! Both ladies look like they’re going in for the tie up but it’s touch and go as they only made a partial attempt at a grapple not just yet! Sienna taunts the fans in the front row! Don’t know what this is about! A fan holding up a sign that says: (“FEELING JADED??? R U SEE – ANA ANOTHER LOSS????”) Sienna sticks her head under the top rope and points at the fan and she’s saying something in response! We can’t quite make it out! OH MY!! THAT SIDE LANGUAGE WITH HER MIDDLE FINGER THOUGH SAYS ALL WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT THAT ONE FAN’S OPINION! HAHAHA!!! WOW!! Kassidy Heart looking on as well with disapproval! But the fan continues to hold it up as this elicits an extra small reaction from a smaller partisan of fans in that same section! In the ring now Sienna Jade ready to lock up as is Consuela! Both with a collar and elbow tie up! And it’s Sienna that wins the early exchange by powering ‘The Perfectionist’ into the corner! The referee finally prying Sienna off Consuela after the count of four! Sienna raises her hands up as she backpedals a step or two! AND A HARD KICK TO THE MIDSECTION BY SIENNA TO CONSUELA IN THE CORNER WHO THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO LEAVE THE CORNER!! MMM NOT QUITE IT LOOKS LIKE!! CONSUELA HOLDING HER MIDSECTION AS SIENNA SMELLS BLOOD AS SHE GRABS CONSUELA BY HER HAIR AND BEGINS POUNDING AWAY ON THE SPANIARD WITH REPEATED BLOWS TO THE HEAD!! THE REFEREE AT THE COUNT OF FOUR AGAIN AS HE TAPS SIENNA WARNING HER THAT HE WILL DISQUALIFY HER IF SHE DOESN’T COMPLY!! Sienna just waves it off as she takes the time to taunt once more as she goes to tag in Kassidy who looks anxious to get in and continue her sides early momentum! AND THERE IT IS! THE TAG!! KASSIDY HEART IS IN!! And a thrusting sidekick by Kassidy which sends Consuela down where she’s a sitting duck in the corner! And now Kassidy with a boot to the throat of Consuela! The referee once again reaches a four count…and then five just as Kassidy pulls her boot away as the referee admonishes her as she holds her hands up innocently as Consuela slowly begins rising up using the ropes! But Kassidy right there to meet her as she moves out of the corner and a snapmare takedown by Kassidy to Consuela! Kassidy rebounds off the ropes and a sliding forearm strike to the head of Consuela! NO! Consuela dodges the attack! Kassidy with another thrusting sidekick to Consuela! NO! Consuela avoids the contact and rebounds off the ropes! Kassidy with a clothesline that Consuela ducks! Consuela rebounds off the ropes on the other side and she TAKES KASSIDY HEART DOWN WITH FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Kassidy right back up! Consuela meets her with forearm strikes to the head! She whips Kassidy to the ropes but Kassidy reverses and sends Consuela instead! THESZ PRESS! Consuela mounting punches on Kassidy Heart! Kassidy tries to cover up but Consuela raining down those punches! Consuela picks Kassidy up by her hair! STANDING DROPKICK BY CONSUELA THAT SENDS KASSIDY TO THE CANVAS! And now what’s going on!!?? Sienna enters the ring and the referee immediately catches on to it! But look!!?? Tyler Wolfe climbing on the apron with the referee distracted! Consuela goes to swing at Tyler who hops off the apron and KASSIDY HEART FROM BEHIND WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF CONSUELA!! Coach Cam didn’t like what she just witnessed starts shouting in frustration from a good distance toward Tyler Wolfe who stands her ground and trash talks Cam! Kassidy stomps on the back of Consuela! Clara trying to tell the referee about the low down dirty tactics of the Jaded Hearts! Kassidy now pulls the downed Consuela Rose Ava back near her corner where reaches out for a tag! AND THERE IT IS! SIENNA JADE BACK IN THIS CONTEST!! Kassidy holds Consuela in position and Sienna measures her opponent and Sienna JADE WITH A RUNNING KNEE LIFT THAT SENDS CONSUELA DOWN TO THE CANVAS! The Jaded Hearts really showing their chemistry as a unit here! STARSTRUCK FROM SIENNA JADE!! THE MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE!! HERE’S THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!! COULD BE IT!!
Alicia: Consuela kicks out! Clara Lovelace looks on with concern on her face but is right there with Coach Cam shouting encouragement to Consuela who’s yet to get the opportunity to tag out! Sienna has Consuela back up and now loud CHOP to the chest of Consuela that brings her down to a knee! Side headlock applied by Jade! But Consuela is slowly using her strength to rise back to her feet! AND BACK SUPLEX SIDE SLAM BY CONSUELA! Sienna Jade is down! And now Consuela is slowly crawling to her corner! Sienna is almost back up though! Consuela almost to her corner! AND THERE IT IS!! CONSUELA GETS THE TAG!! AND THE CLARA LOVELACE THE YOUNG LIONESS CUP HOLDER HAS ENTERED THIS CONTEST!! SIENNA GOES TO STRIKE CLARA BUT CLARA DUCKS THE ATTEMPT!! HURRICANRANA BY THE PIXEL PRINCESS!! JADE QUICKLY BACK UP!! CLARA NOT DONE THOUGH!! RUNNING SWINGING JAWBREAKER BY CLARA TO SIENNA JADE!! JADE HOLDING HER JAW AND THE PIXEL PRINCESS ON FIRE HERE! RUNNING KNEE DROP!! SIENNA ROLLING OVER HOLDING HER LOWER MIDSECTION!! Coach Cam clapping with approval as she shouts instructions to Clara telling her “STAY ON HER!” And Clara Lovelace does just that! SNAP SUPLEX ATTEMPT BY CLARA!! NO!! SIENNA BLOCKS THE ATTEMPT!! AND A VICIOUS KNEE STRIKE BY SIENNA TO CLARA! SIENNA ESCAPES THE GRASP OF CLARA WHO’S SLIGHTLY WINDED FROM THAT KNEE STRIKE!! SIENNA NOW FOLLOWS UP WITH MORE VICIOUS KNEES TO THE MIDSECTION OF CLARA AND THE PIXEL PRINCESS LOOKING IN A BAD WAY HERE!! Sienna Irish whips Clara to the ropes and A SHINING WIZARD BY SIENNA TO CLARA LOVELACE!! Sienna now tags in Kassidy Heart! Kassidy with a MOONSAULT AND SHE HOOKS THE LEG!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
SG1: And Consuela with the save as she pulls the leg of Kassidy to interrupt the count! Kassidy grabs Clara up and brings her to her feet AND A HIGH KNEE FROM KASSIDY FOLLOWED UP IMMEDIATELY BY RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!! Kassidy pulling Clara away from the ropes and then she turns her over! KASSIDY WITH THE BOSTON CRAB APPLIED TO CLARA LOVELACE!! CLARA STRUGGLING AS SHE YELLS OUT IN AGONY! THE REFEREE CHECKING WITH CLARA TO SEE IF SHE WANTS TO QUIT!!?? CLARA SHAKES HER HEAD SAYING “NO!” CONSUELA TRIES ENTERING THE FRAY TO BREAK IT UP AGAIN BUT TYLER WOLFE IS RIGHT THERE AND SHE GRASPS HER HANDS TIGHTLY AROUND THE LEG OF CONSUELA TO PREVENT HER FROM ENTERING!! THE REFEREE DOESN’T SEE IT!! AND NOW HE DOES!! THE REFEREE ADMONISHES TYLER WHO HOLDS HER HANDS UP AND WALKS AWAY!! COACH CAM WANTED TO GET IT ON WITH TYLER BUT THE REFEREE THERE WARNING CAM AS WELL!! AND LOOK AT THIS!!?? SIENNA JADE RE-ENTERS ILLEGALLY STOMPING ON THE HEAD OF CLARA LOVELACE WHILE KASSIDY HAS THE BOSTON APPLIED!! NOW SIENNA CLAPS HER HANDS LOUDLY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE REFEREE AND KASSIDY LEAVES THE RING!! How smart is Sienna Jade?? The referee turns and asks for confirmation of a tag from Sienna and she acknowledges that there was! Unbelievable!! The Jaded Hearts just completely fooled the referee! Coach Cam yelling out to the referee as is Consuela!! And a camel clutch applied by Sienna Jade to Clara Lovelace!! Clara being asked by the referee again if she wants to quit?? She just shakes her head ‘no’! But Clara with the conscience of mind and good ring awareness is searching for the bottom rope with her leg that’s nearest to it! She knows she’s close! Coach Cam looks on telling Clara “YOU ALMOST GOT IT! A LITTLE CLOSER CLARA!” And Clara finally finds the bottom rope with her leg draped over it! And the referee acknowledges to Sienna that Clara has her foot on the bottom rope! Sienna tags Kassidy back in! Kassidy now grabs Clara up around her neck and pulls her into the corner of the Jaded Hearts where Kassidy tags in Sienna! Kassidy drapes Clara on the second rope and Sienna RAKES THE BACK OF CLARA AND NOW IS CHOKING HER ON THE SECOND ROPE! The referee reaches the four count again! Sienna stands Clara up in the corner and then tags in Kassidy once more and both Kassidy and Sienna laying some serious blows behind those kicks to the midsection of Clara Lovelace! Both members of the Jaded Hearts whip Clara to the ropes! Double clothesline is DUCKED BY CLARA WHO REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AS BOTH SIENNA AND KASSIDY TURN AROUND!! BOTH OF THE JADED HEARTS MISS WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE FIST SWINGS AT CLARA COMING BACK AS SHE DUCKS AND AVOIDS THE IMPACT!! CLARA GRABS BOTH KASSIDY AND SIENNA FROM BEHIND!! DOUBLE FALLING REVERSE DDT ON BOTH OF THE JADED HEARTS!! CLARA GOING FOR THE COVER ON KASSIDY WHO’S LEGAL!!
Alicia: KASSIDY KICKS OUT!! Sienna rolling out of the ring! Clara struggling as she slowly craws to her corner! Consuela urging her on with her hand extended out for the impending tag! Coach Cam slapping the mat! Trying to do her part!! But Kassidy…..she’s grabbing on for dear life to Clara’s leg trying to prevent the tag! Clara is up hopping on one leg! Clara leaps! SHE MAKES THE TAG TO CONSUELA!!! THE CROWD GETS LOUD AS THEY GET BEHIND ‘THE PERFECTIONIST’! KASSIDY IS UP!! BUT CONSUELA ALREADY HAS HER!! RUNNING JUMPING DDT BY CONSUELA TO KASSIDY!! CONSUELA BACK UP!! AND HARD FOREARM TO SIENNA JADE WHO HAD JUST GOTTEN BACK TO HER CORNER THAT KNOCKS HER BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR!! KASSIDY CLIMBING BACK UP IN HER CORNER LOOKING FOR THE TAG BUT NOBODY’S THERE!! SIENNA STILL RECOVERING ON THE GROUND!! TYLER WOLFE TRYING TO HELP SIENNA!! KASSIDY TURNS AROUND TO THE ONCOMING RUNNING BACK FLIPPING CONSUELA ROSE AVA!! AND ANOTHER HARD ATTACK BY CONSUELA!! THIS TIME WITH AN ELBOW TO KASSIDY HEART!! KASSIDY STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER AS CONSUELA TAKES TO THE APRON WHERE SHE CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES!!! SHE’S LOOKING TO FLY!! KASSIDY TURNS AROUND!! MISSLE DROPKICK!! NO!!! CONSUELA HAD TO CHANGE UP IN MIDAIR AS KASSIDY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!! KASSIDY CAUGHT CONSUELA OFF GUARD!! KASSIDY HOISTS CONSUELA OVER HER SHOULDERS!!! LOOKING FOR THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! NO!!! CONSUELA WIGGLES FREE SOME AND TRANSITIONS INTO A CRUCIFIX!! KASSIDY FALLS BACKWARD!!! BOTH OF HER SHOULDERS ON THE CANVAS!!
SG1: KASSIDY KICKS OUT!!! Both ladies up! Consuela looks to strike first but a DROP TOE HOLD!! KASSIDY GRABS UP THE LEGS OF CONSUELA FROM BEHIND!! HIGH ANGLE BOSTON CRAB!! JUST PULLING WRENCHING!! PUTTING SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE BACK OF CONSUELA! THE REFEREE CHECKING WITH CONSUELA!! WILL SHE TAP!!??? HEY!!??? RUNNING REVERSE BULLDOG BY CLARA LOVELACE THAT SENDS KASSIDY FACE FIRST INTO THE NEARBY SECOND TURNBUCKLE TO SAVE THE MATCH!! COACH CAM ON THE APRON NOW!! THE REFEREE RIGHT THERE TO PERMIT HER TO GO ANY FURTHER WITH HER ACTIONS!! MEMEGENERATOR BY CLARA TO SIENNA JADE WHO TRIED TO GET IN AND GET A CHEAP SHOT IN ON CONSUELA!! THAT X-FACTOR CONNECTS ON SIENNA!! KASSIDY UP!! AND DROP TOE HOLD BY CONSUELA RIGHT INTO THE AVA LOCK!! THE REVERSE INVERTED STF SUBMISSION!! IT’S LOCKED IN!! KASSIDY, SHE’S STRUGGLING!! TRYING TO WIGGLE FREE FROM THIS SUBMISSION MANEUVER!! WILL KASSIDY TAP!!??? KASSIDY YELLING OUT IN PAIN!! THE REFEREE CHECKING WITH KASSIDY!! KASSIDY INCHING TOWARD THE ROPES TO HER RIGHT!!! NOWHERE NEAR HER CORNER FOR A TAG!! SHE’S ALMOST THERE BUT NOT QUITE!! KASSIDY TRYING TO PRY THE HANDS OF CONSUELA LOOSE BUT TO NO AVAIL!! CONSUELA HAS THOSE HANDS CLASPED TIGHTLY!! KASSIDY REACHING OUT ONCE MORE!! SHE’S SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN AND THE REFEREE RIGHT THERE ON HIS KNEES CHECKING WITH KASSIDY!! KASSIDY RAISING HER HAND UP!!! SHE’S BRING IT DOWN!!! IS SHE REALLY GONNA TAP!!!??? LOOK!??? TYLER WOLFE JUST REACHED IN AND PULLED KASSIDY’S HAND TO THE ROPES!! THE REFEREE MISSED IT!!! BUT HE SUSPECTS SOME TOMFOOLERY AS HE TURNS AROUND AND ASKS TYLER IF SHE JUST INTERFERED!!?? TYLER AGAIN PUTS HER HANDS UP AS SHE WALKS AWAY FROM THE SCENE AS COACH CAM STARTS APPROACHING TYLER WOLFE!! BUT LOOK AT CLARA GETTING IN FRONT OF HER COACH NOW!!? TELLING HER TO STAY ON HER SIDE! PLAYING PEACEMAKER! Sienna back up in her corner now! Consuela whips Kassidy to the ropes but Kassidy reverses and sends Consuela to the ropes! AND SPINNING HEEL KICK TAKES CONSUELA DOWN! Consuela is trying to recover and KASSIDY HEART FOLLOWS UP WITH A BICYCLE KICK THAT NEARLY KNOCKS THE HEAD OFF OF CONSUELA ROSE AVA!! KASSIDY WITH THE COVER!!
Alicia: SO CLOSE!! CONSUELA KICKS OUT!! KASSIDY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! CONSUELA STILL HAS LIFE!! Kassidy brings Consuela back up! Kassidy whips Consuela to the corner where Sienna is at! Kassidy tags in Sienna! And now both laying the kicks to Consuela!! The Jaded Hearts have really been making those frequent tags keeping the momentum from seriously shifting! That’s the measure of a strong team, SG1! Knife edged chop by Sienna to Consuela! Consuela really felt that one too as she keels over! Consuela throws a forearm at Sienna that connects! Sienna staggers back a step or two! Consuela looking to follow up goes for another but is yanked by her hair from behind by Kassidy which takes her down to the canvas! The Referee gets in there and warning Kassidy! Sienna is choking Consuela with her boot using the ropes for extra leverage! The Jaded Hearts really making a statement tonight! Sending a message to The Pride that seems to be loud and clear! That they aren’t going to be dethroned from their positions anytime soon! Fuji wara armbar applied to Consuela by Sienna! But Consuela reverses it before Sienna fully had the hold applied into a crucifix pin!! But Sienna fights out before a count can be made! Both ladies back to their feet! Consuela sends a kick to the midsection of Sienna! Consuela looking for the DDT but Sienna fights out! Sienna looking for a Northern Lights Suplex! She takes Consuela over with it! The referee right there to make the count but Consuela with her leg strength pushes off the canvas and reverses the pin into a backslide pin of her own!
SG1: Sienna kicks out at two! Both up once again! Sienna going for the Witches Hammer – ripcord rolling elbow! Consuela with a baseball slide after rebounding off the ropes! Consuela going for a german suplex! She connec-NO! Sienna lands on her feet! Consuela now runs Sienna who bends over! Consuela looking for a reverse roll up! BUT SIENNA REVERSES IT!!! SHE TRANSITIONS THIS INTO THE CLAPBACK!!! THAT BACK TO BACK BACKBREAKER STUNS CONSUELA WHO IS LAID OUT ON THE CANVAS!! SIENNA FOR STARSTRUCK – THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT!! OHHHHH!!! CONSUELA GETS THE KNEES UP AND SIENNA BOUNCES OFF THEM TO CANVAS ROLLING IN PAIN AS SHE HOLDS HER MIDSECTION!! CONSUELA ROSE AVA WITH THE INSTINCTS OF MIND TO GET THE KNEES UP!! SHE BOUGHT HERSELF SOME TIME! COACH CAM SLAPPING THE APRON ENCOURAGING HER SISTER!! CLARA IS REACHING OUT FROM HER CORNER!! ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE TAG!! CONSUELA CRAWLING TO HER CORNER AND SIENNA DOING THE SAME AS SHE SLOWLY CRAWLS TO HER’S! BOTH ARE ALMOST THERE!! AND THEY BOTH TAG OUT AT THE SAME TIME!! KASSIDY AND CLARA ARE IN NOW! KASSIDY LOOKING FOR THE CLOTHESLINE! IT’S DUCKED BY CLARA!! SPINEBUSTER BY CLARA LOVELACE! CLARA PICKS UP KASSIDY LOOKING TO TRY SOMETHING HERE!! BUT KASSIDY!! NORVINA LIGHTS!! – SPIKED HURRICANRANA! BUT CLARA BLOCKS IT! KASSIDY HITS THE CANVAS HARD!! CLARA PICKS KASSIDY UP!!! SHE’S LOOKING FOR THE TOUCH OF CLARITY – THAT HAMMERLOCK DDT!! CLARA’S GOT HER!! BUT SIENNA FROM BEHIND KNOCKING CLARA IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A VICIOUS BLINDSIDE FOREARM!! AND HERE COMES CONSUELA TO MEET HER!! CLOTHESLINE TO SIENNA TAKES BOTH LADIES TO THE OUTSIDE!! CONSUELA AND SIENNA DUKING IT OUT! TAKE ‘EM TO CHURCH – THE CURB STOMP TO CLARA LOVELACE BY KASSIDY HEART!! KASSIDY HOOKS THE LEG WITH THE COVER!! THIS IS FOR THE WIN!!!
‘True Love’ by the CFO$ starts back up as the referee raises the hand of Kassidy while Consuela looks in the ring from the outside in shock as Sienna slides under the bottom rope to join Kassidy. Tyler Wolfe enters the ring with the Empire Tag Team Championship belts and hands them over to each of the Jaded Hearts. Coach Cam enters the ring to assist Clara, who seems to be alright but is in obvious disappointment coming out on the receiving end of another defeat.
Corrie Simmons: The Winners of this match by PINFALL…..THE JADEDDDDD HEARRRRTTTSSS!!!!
Alicia: Well, it looked like at times the unit of Consuela and Clara were on the same page, but they ran into unit that at this time is regarded as the best Empire has, so it was already a lot to ask at the outset for these two ladies that had never paired up to be the cohesive unit they needed to be to come out on top!
SG1: The Jaded Hearts were determined to send a message to the Pride, and by any means necessary as they pulled out just about every trick in the book to make sure that not only did they take the advantage pretty much from the outset, but ultimately seize it! Tyler Wolfe was certainly a factor at times, but in the end, it came down to chemistry more than anything else and it was clear that one side had it more than the other, and that’s the one that prevailed in the end! But it was a great effort no less by the team of Consuela Rose Ava and Clara Lovelace!
The Jaded Wolfe Hearts are shown leaving up the ramp. Kassidy and Sienna holding up their Empire Tag Team Championships as the crowd boos showing their displeasure as Tyler Wolfe looks on in the background nodding her head with approval as the team of Consuela, Clara and Cam leave the ring together as the scene fades.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: EAW 2K19 ad)
(Cori Simmons is standing in the ring)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen! Your EAW Unified Tag Team Champions…DRILLMATIC!
(“Glory Bridge” by Chief Keef Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie plays as Astraea Jordan and Malcolm Jones walk out to a mixed reaction with their tag titles around their waists.)
SG1: Welcome back to Thursday Night Empire! Right now, Drillmatic is making an appearance here tonight.
Alicia Amby: I figured Astarea would come out on her own, but I guess it makes sense that Drillmatic announce their next challengers as a unit.
SG1: Well Malcolm Jones was seen leaving Kendra Shamez’s office several times these past few weeks, so maybe that has to do with this.
Alicia: I wonder if they’re going to challenge the Jaded Hearts?
SG1: I have an idea who they might call out, but we’ll see…
(Astraea and Malcolm grab mics and climb into the ring)
Astraea Jordan: It doesn’t surprise me that Witchita doesn’t show us some love.
Malcolm Jones: Some of these cacs wouldn’t recognize greatness if it was slapped across their faces. But real talk tho – we’re out here to speak to one person…
Astarea: Stephanie Matsuda.
Malcolm: Get your ass out here, ma. We need to talk.
SG1: I knew it.
Alicia: What could they want?
(“Kill Jill (Cloudy Remix)” by Archie and Sizzle plays as the entire arena erupts in cheers. Stephanie Matsuda walks out by herself, wearing a ‘Self Care’ shirt over her ring gear. She stares at the crowd for a moment before raising her mic to speak.)
Stephanie Matsuda: I’m here. What do ya’ll want?
Astraea: We need to have a little chit-chat.
Malcolm: You thought we were done after what you did to my crew back in July!? You-
Astarea: Babe. I got this. Cloud, Cloud, Cloud. How things can change in such a short amount of time. I went from reeling from a devastating loss from you to sitting on top of the world with this title around my waist and this crown on my head. Meanwhile, you’re jobbing to the likes of Daisy Thrash. My, my my…how the mighty have fallen.
Astraea: You can put on the quiet act all you want and fool yourself into thinking it’ll give you some kind of leverage. Hell, you even said it yourself – you didn’t beat me, survived me! But I’ll hand it to you Matsuda…you’re one of the toughest people I’ve been in the ring with. I just want to ensure that it’ll be you I’m fighting at Road to Redemption and not some scrub you got lucky one night. I need to to be on your A game with your head in the zone. Beating you don’t mean a damn thing if you got your head in the clouds…
Astraea: Pun intended. We need opponents for Territorial Invasion and I want to make sure you’re at your best. So Mal and I came to a conclusion: you and a partner of your choice will fight us at Territorial Invasion for our Unified Tag Team belts!
SG1: WOW! I so wasn’t expecting that!
(Stephanie Matsuda laughs and shakes her head. Malcolm Jones puts a hand up and shakes his head at his girlfriend)
Malcolm Jones: I already knows who she’s going to pick, so I had my crew contact his. Drillmatic vs “Brooklyn’s Finest” Stephanie Matsuda and Chris Elite for the EAW Unified Tag Team Championship!
(crowd starts going nuts)
Stephanie: Really? Are you that eager to lose your belts? If you, Astarea and your band of merry men couldn’t take THIS off of me, what makes you think I won’t walk up in Soldier Field and take your s–t?
Astraea: Because fighting us is different than just fighting me, sweetie. Drillmatic is a cohesive unit. Nobody knows me better than MJ. We’re like a well oiled machine. Which makes sense considering-
Malcolm: We’ll keep that to ourselves, ma. But, yeah. Mr. Adams said we could only have this match if we put our titles up, and I have some unfinished business with Chris. I’m sure Astraea has some with you.
Stephanie: We do.
Malcolm: So I guess we’re in agreement: Drillmatic vs Brooklyn’s Finest. Looks like you’re getting your wish with that dream team of yours.
Stephanie: (nods) Looks like it. I’d spend every moment with those belts if I were you. After the 23rd, one of those babies will me MINE.
(“Kill Jill” plays as Stephanie walks backstage.)
Alicia Amby: There you have it! Drillmatic vs Stephanie Matsuda and Chris Elite at Territorial Invasion! This is incredible!
SG1: Cloud has a chance to pull a Cam and hold two titles at once! Speaking of which, she’s supposed to announce her next opponent for the Unified Women’s Championship later tonight! For now, let’s get to our next match!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Cori Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for one fall
( ‘Make A Move’ by Icon For Hire blasts through the speaker as Raven Roberts steps onto the stage )
Cori Simmons: INTRODUCING FIRST…… From Las Vegas, Nevada… Weighing in at 147 pounds……. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ROBERTSSSSSSSSSS
SG1: In a few weeks time, Raven Roberts will get an opportunity that most women do not get and that opportunity is to contend for Xander Payne’s EAW New Breed Championship. This is a chance for Raven to show that Empire is the best brand and taking the New Breed Championship to Empire will do our brand wonders and also her career wonders.
Alicia Amby: Raven Roberts is such a skilled asset to the Empire roster here in Elite Answers Wrestling. She has an extensive expertise in mixed martials arts and we’ve all known how much brutality Raven has shown here in EAW.
( ‘Red Fraction’ by Mell blares throughout the arena while Revy makes her energetic entrance to the ring )
SG1: However, don’t underestimate Revy. Both these woman have attitudes that the EAW Universe dislike, but Revy is the most talented and gifted in this match. There is a reason why she calls herself a Brilliant Brawler. She is brilliant when it comes to strategizing and powerful. She’s got that sass and arrogance, but she can easily back it up with her brilliance.
Cori Simmons: HER OPPONENT…… From Houston, Texas… Weighing in at 126 pounds….. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
SG1: The bell has rung as both women are in their corners, staring at each other before circling around the ring. Raven now raising her arms upwards, indicating that she wants to lock in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Revy raises her hands too, but she circles around Raven, trying to take her down with a waist takedown! It isn’t a smart thing to do by trying to outsmart Raven when it comes to technical wrestling. Raven has an expertise in Judo and and Jiu Jitsu! Raven keeping her ground as she powers out of the waist hold and TRANSITIONS IT INTO A O GOSHI JUDO THROW!!!! THE JUDO EXPERTISE IS IN PLAY AS RAVEN TAKES DOWN REVY!
Alicia Amby: Revy immediately slides out of the ring, taunting Raven as she runs around the ring. Raven slides out of the ring and Revy immediately rolls into the squared circle! Raven rolls back into the ring while Revy rolls out of the ring at the same time! Revy playing mind games with Raven here, trying to wear down the bigger woman in this match.
SG1: Raven clearly showing signs of impatience as she zolts around the ring, chasing Revy around ringside! Raven follows Revy into the ring but Revy takes advantage of the height advantage as she stomps away at Raven! Raven raising her arms up to block her face from the stomps as Revy targets the stomps at the mid section!
Alicia Amby: Revy now grabbing Raven by her arm and pulls her up! She irish whips her into the ropes and follows up with a JUMPING HIP ATTACK!!! NO!!!!! Revy misses the Shooting Peach attempt and is seated between the middle and top rope! RAVEN KNOCKS REVY OUT OF THE RING WITH A DEVASTATING BIG BOOT!!!! REVY BOUNCES OFF THE TOP OF THE APROn AS RAVEN CHARGES HERSELF UP AND RUNS THE ROPES!!!
SG1: RAVEN GOES IN BETWEEN THE ROPES AND FLIES ONTO REVY!!! NO!!! REVY GETS OUT OF THE TARGET ZONE AND SIDESTEPS THE SOARING RAVEN!! RAVEN GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE!!!! The suicide dive failed as Raven holds her shoulder in pain! Revy rushes over to Raven, relentlessly pulling her up by her long hair and shoving her shoulder first into the ringpost! Raven’s shoulder goes bouncing off the ringpost as Revy grabs her once again and PROPELS HER INTO THE STEEL STAIRS SHOULDER FIRST!!!!!!
Alicia Amby: Revy definitely focusing her offensive attack on the right shoulder of Raven after Roberts tweaked her arm with the failed Suicide Dive opportunity. The old school target limb strategy is in play as Revy pushes Raven into the squared circle! Raven struggling to get up to her feet as Revy jumps and HAMMERS HER FOOT INTO THE BACK OF RAVEN!!!!!! Revy runs into the ropes, rebounding off it and JUMPING UP….. AND STOMPS THE SHOULDER OF RAVEN TO THE GROUND!!!
SG1: Raven is screaming in pain as she holds her shoulder!! Revy now in the corner with a smile on her face as she is waiting for Raven to get up on her feet and turn around! Raven uses the ropes to get up to her feet and turns around….. SUPERKICK!!! NO!! RAVEN GRABS HER FOOT AND PULLS HER IN!! SHE PICKS HER UP AND SLAMS HER INTO THE MAT WITH A SIT-OUT SPINEBUSTER!!! THE HUNTRESS BOMB CONNECTS!!
Alicia Amby: Kick out! Raven gets up to her feet quickly and goes over to Revy! She wraps her arm around her waist and DEADLIFTS HER UP INTO AN ARGENTINE BACKBREAKER HOLD!!!!!!! BUT REVY FLIPS OUT OF THE HOLD AnD GRABS THE HEAD OF RAVEN!! REVERSE STO!!!! Revy kips-up to her feet and jumps up to the top turnbuckle! Revy is perched atop!!!! RAVEN RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLES AND GRABS REVY!!! SHE THROWS HER OVER HER HEAD WITH AN AVALANCHE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!!!! Raven crawls over for the cover!
SG1: Revy kicks out once again! Raven gets up to her feet and picks her up by her hair! She irish whips her into the opposite corner and charges into her! Revy gets her foot up and stops Raven in her tracks! Revy jumps up onto the turnbuckles, seated on top and SOARS OFF IT!!! MISSILE DROPKICK!!!!! NO!!!!!! RAVEN CATCHES HER IN MID AIR!!!!! SHE TRANSITIONS HER INTO A BOSTON CRAB!!!
Alicia Ambry: Raven trying to lock in a Boston Crab but Revy is trying to keep her stance, fighting out of it! Revy shoves Raven into the turnbuckles with her feet and immediately gets out! Revy gets up as RAVEN CHARGES INTO HER!! BIG BOOT!!! NO!!! REVY DUCKS IT AND SWEEPS DOWN AND TAKES HER OTHER LEG DOWN!!!!! RAVEN GOES DOWN LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES AS REVY GETS UP TO HER FEET!
SG1: REVY BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND PLANTS RAVEN’S FACE INTO HER KNEE WITH THE COCONUT FLASH!!! REVY IS NOT DONE WITH RAVEN AS SHE IS YELLING AT HER TO GET UP ON HER FEET!!!!!
ALicia Ambry: SHE CHARGES INTO RAVEN AND JUMPS UP!! SHOOTING PEACH!!!! NO!!!! RAVEN CATCHES HER IN MID AIR AND DRILLS HER INTO THE MAT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!!!!!! SHE KEEPS HER ARMS AROUND HER WAIST AND ROLLS HER UP INTO A DRAGON SUPLEX!!! NO!!!! REVY FLIPS OVER THE DRAGON SUPLEX HOLD AND LANDS ONTO HER FEET! SHINING RED!!!!! TH*E RUNNING SINGLE LEGGED FRONT DROPKICK CONNECTS AS SHE HOVERS OVER RAVEN FOR THE PINFALL!!
SG1: KICK OUT!!!! Revy IMMEDIATELY GRABS RAVEN’S ARM AND APPLIES A FUJIWARA ARMBAR ON HER RECENTLY ATTACKED SHOULDER!!!! RAVEN IS IN PAIN AS SHE ROLLS OVER HER AND SLOWLY PICKS HER UP!!!! NO!!!! REVY TRANSITIONS THE DEADLIFT POWERBOMB HOLD INTO AN TRIANGLE CHOKE HOLD!!!
Alicia Ambry: RAVEN USES HER EXPERTISE INTO ACCOUNT AND TRANSITIONS THE TRIANGLE CHOKE HOLD IMMEDIATELY INTO A KNEE BAR!!! WHAT A REVERSAL BY RAVEN!!!!! REVY IS SCREAMING IN AGONY AS SHE USES HER NAILS TO SCRATCH AND CLAW HER WAY TO THE ROPES!!! RAVEN CONTINUING ON TO PUT MORE STRESS AND PAIN ON THE KNEE AREA OF REVY!! REVY MAKES IT TO THE ROPES!!!
SG1: Raven is shocked that she got out of the kneebar submission maneuver! She gets up and grabs Revy by her own two feet but Revy pushes her away! She uses the ropes to get up to her feet and refocuses her attention onto RAVEN!!! RAVEN SPINS…. FACELIFT!!!!! NO!!!!! SHE MISSES THE SPINNING HEEL KICK AS REVY DUCKS DOWN!!!! RAVEN TURNS AROUND AND IS MET WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK FROM REVY!!!
Alicia Ambry: REVY WITH A FACELIFT OF HER OWN AS SHE GRABS RAVEN AND HOOKS HER UP!!! SHE PICKS HER UP AND SLAMS HER INTO THE GROUND WITH A FALCON ARROW!!!
SG1: Raven gets her shoulder up! Revy quickly rises up to her feet and taunts at Raven, yelling at her to get up! Raven is on her feet…….. REVY CHARGES INTO HER!!!!!! RAVEN POPS HER UP!!!!!!! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER!!!! RAVEN WITH A POP-UP CODEBREAKER OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! COVER!!
Alicia Amby: NO!!!! SHE KICKS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAVEN QUICKLY PICKS HER UP!!! HELL STRANGLE!!!!! ARM TRIANGLE CHOKE!!! NO!!!! REVY REVERSES IT!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECOOOOOOOOOOOOILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! THE STUNNER CONNECTS AS RAVEN GOES SPRINGING OFF HER FEET!!!!!
SG1: RAVEN GOES BOUNCING INTO THE GROUND ONTO HER KNEES AS REVY RUNS THE ROPES!!!!! SHE USE HER KNEE FOR LEVERAGE!! NO!!!!!! RAVEN REVERSES IT INTO THE HELL STRANGLE!!! THE HELL STRANGLE IS LOCKED IN!!! REVY IS TRYING TO REACH THE ROPES AND FIGHT OUT OF IT BUT SHE CAN’T! SHE TAPS!!!!
( DING! DING! DING ! )
( ‘Make A Move’ by Icon For Hire hits as Raven Roberts still has the Hell Strangle locked in )
SG1: Someone get Raven off Revy! The longer she has it locked in, the longer Revy will be in the doctor’s office! Raven lets go and gets up to her feet!
Cori Simmons: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. RAAAVEEEEENNNNN ROOOOBBBBB-
Alicia Amby: OH!!!!!!! RAVEN ATTACKS REVY FROM THE BEHIND!!! SHE HAMMERS HER FOOT DOWN TO THE BACK OF REVY OvER AND OVER AGAIN!!! SHE GRABS HER BY HER HEAD AND PICKS HER UP!! THEEEE DESCENT!!!!!!!!1 THE MODIFIED WIDOWS PEAK ON REVY!!!!!!!!!!!
SG1: DID YOU SEE HOW THE NECK OF REVY SNAPPED!??!?! RAVEN IS NOT DONE AS SHE PICKS REVY AND PROPS HER ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! SHE JOINS HER AND PICKS HER UP IN ANOTHER WIDOWS PEAK POSITION!!!!!
Alicia Amby: SHE HOLDS THE HEAD LOWER AND LOWER ON HER ARM!!!!! SUPER DESCENT!!!!! BAH GAWD!!!!!!! THE DESCENT OFF THE ROPE!!!! REVY’s NECK JUST SNAPPED!!!!
SG1: NOT ONLY DID REVY’S NECK JUST SNAPPED, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT RAVEN’S MENTALITY HAS JUST SNAPPED!!! REVY MAY BE ON THE SHELF FOREVER!!!! WHO KNOWS!??!??!
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: SUPPORT! WRESTLE TALK!)
Narrator: Tonight on Inside Empire we take a special look at one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes on not just Empire, but all of EAW, the Specialist Championship.
(The Specialist Championship is shown under a glass case on a pedestal in the center of a ring. A montage of each champion hoisting the title for the first time is shown.)
Narrator: Announced in October 2015, with the first champion Haruna Sakazaki being crowned in November, the title quickly rose to prominence as the secondary title for the then called Vixen’s Division. The Specialist Champion has been defended under a wide variety of match types, including submission matches, street fights, elimination chamber, and of course, the Specialist Scramble, a match named for the very title itself.
(The introduction to the first Specialist Scramble match is shown with Cloud Matsuda, Cailin Dillon, Maria Gonzales, Haruna Sakazaki, Eris LeCava, Lumen Grey, and Raven Lee all in the ring as the referee holds the Specialist Title high for the first time. A transition then shows later in the match with all seven women battling for the title. Finally, Haruna is shown raising the title high in victory.)
Narrator: Since the inception of the Specialist Championship eleven women have held the title for a total of twelve reigns with Consuela Rose Ava being the only competitor to hold the title twice.
(Consuela is shown winning the title at Pain for Pride X and again at Manifest Destiny of that same year.)
Narrator: Other champions include current Unified Women’s World Champion, Cloud Matsuda, Tarah Nova, Chelsea Crowe, Current Empire co-General Manager Kendra Shamez, and the incomparable, Iconic Brody Sparks who is also not only the youngest Specialist Champion, but also the longest reigning champion.
(Brody Sparks is shown pinning Aria Jaxon at Road to Redemption followed by several clips of her subsequent defenses of the title over the next six months.)
Narrator: Over the years the Specialist title has seen some of the most competitive competition of any title in EAW, with most champions winning and defending the title against multiple challengers at one time. Many of these challengers have gone on to form the foundation upon which Empire today stands, with former Specialist Champion Cloud Matsuda currently holding the Unified Women’s Championship, and current champion Remi Skyfire involved in high profile feuds with both the Crowe’s Nest and Jaded Hearts.
(Cloud is shown winning the Unified Women’s title at the Pain for Pride Festival followed by Remi winning the Specialist title at the same event and defending it recently against Raven Roberts of the Crowe’s Nest and Tyler Wolfe, affiliated with Jaded Hearts.)
Narrator: While the focus of Empire will rightly always be the Women’s World Championship, the Specialist title makes a strong argument for being the workrate title of the brand, being defended regularly on regular tv as well as FPV and PPV events. This, in addition to being seen as the first step on the path for many hall of fame careers, ensures that the Specialist Championship will remain an integral part of Empire for many years to come.
(A montage of all eleven champions is shown as they walk down the aisle wearing the Specialist Championship either around their waist or over their shoulder. The shot lingers on the title being held up by a referee, zooming close to it’s centerplate as the scene fades to black.)
(“I Smell A Massacre” — The Butcher Babies plays as Tyler Wolfe comes out in full confidence as the crowd boos at her presence.)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome one of your guest commentators for this match, TYYYYYYYYYYLEEEEEEEEEEER WOOOOOOLLLLFFFFFFEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Tyler Wolfe is a woman who has made a quick impact. She recently just added another victory over the Specialists Champion, Remi Skyfire in her resume and secured herself a future Specialists Championship Match!
(Tyler Wolfe makes her way to the commentator’s desk as she puts on her headset and takes a seat.)
Tyler Wolfe: Well, it’s not that difficult to get a victory over Remi Skyfire! If I did it twice, I can do it a third team with ease.
(“4th Dimension” — Kids See Ghost plays to a loud mixed reaction as Lars Grier walks out with full confidence himself as he makes his way down the ramp.)
Cori Simmons: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your other guest commentator for this match, LAAAAAAAAARSSSSSSSSSS GRRRRIEEEEEEEERRRR!!
SG1: Here is a man who defeated both Prince of Phenomenal and Scott Diamond for a chance to face Andrea Valentine for the Openweight Championship at Territorial Invasion! How’s it going, Lars?
(Lars Grier sits down next SG1 as he puts on his headset.)
Lars Grier: I’ve been great! I’m just getting a closer look on my opponent at Territorial Invasion! I hope she doesn’t mind!
Alicia Amby: She probably does.
Lars Grier: Does it look like I care?
Alicia Amby: :eyes:
(“Earth People” — Doctor Octagon plays as the crowd gives a mixed reaction as Remi Skyfire walks out with the Specialists Championship on her shoulder.)
Cori Simmons: The following match is a Champion vs. Champion Match and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL–
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Cori Simmons: Introducing first, representing The Pride, from Somerset, Kentucky, she is the EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION, “The ScareCrowe”, REEEEEEEEMMMMIIIIIIIIII SKKKKYYYYYYFIIIIIRRRRRRREEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Remi Skyfire has a date with destiny with the woman next to me in the future! She successfully retained her Specialists Championship at Manifest Destiny in a triple threat match consisting of Raven Roberts and Tyler Wolfe!
Tyler Wolfe: I was never pinned in the match, but if she never went after Raven, the winner could have been different.
(“Roll With Me” — Charli XCX plays as the crowd EXPLODES f or Andrea Valentine who walks out with the Openweight Championship on her shoulder. She is smiling and tagging the hands of the fans on the way to the ring.)
Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, from Orlando, Florida, she is the EAW OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION, “The Heart of Empire”, ANNNNNNNDREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA VAAAALLLLLLEEEENNNNNNNNTIIIIIINNNNNNNNEEEEE!!
SG1: Here is another of our proud champions of the Empire brand! Lars, for someone who is now putting attention to Andrea Valentine, let me just tell you that she is one of the best talents on Empire! She is holding that championship for a reason and you’ll find out in this match!
Lars Grier: I’ll be the judge of that.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Alicia Amby: Andrea Valentine and Remi Skyfire meet in the middle of the ring before going for an elbow and collar tie up. Andrea has her feet firmly on the ground, but the current Specialists Champion manages to push Andrea to one of the corners! The official orders for Remi to step back as she does so without any argument. Andrea regains her composure before going in for another elbow and collar tie up. Once again, Remi pushes Andrea to the same corner before holding it there.
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! THAT’S ENOUGH, REMI!
SG1: Remi Skyfire releases the hold as she takes a step back before Andrea Valentine gets back on her feet! Remi forms a smirk on her face as she gestures for Andrea to come out of her. ANDREA, BEING THE FIGHTER THAT SHE IS, GOES RIGHT AFTER REMI WITH SOME HARSH PUNCHES TO REMI’S CHEST! REMI IS TRYING TO COVER HER FACE, BUT THE PUNCHES FROM ANDREA, ONLY MANAGE TO HAVE REMI BOUNCE AGAINST THE ROPES ANDREA CONTINUES TO THROW PUNCHES AT REMI’S CHEST! ANDREA GRABS REMI BY ONE OF HER ARMS AND WHIPS HER TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROPES! BUT, REMI COUNTERS AND WHIPS ANDREA TO THE ROPES INSTEAD! ANDREA HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES TO PREVENT HER FROM BOUNCING OFF THEM! REMI BENDS DOWN AS ANDREA SLIDES ON HER KNEES AND CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT! REMI’S NECK SNAPS BACK IN RESPONSE BEFORE ANDREA FOLLOWS THAT WITH HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN! THE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION MAINTAINS THE HEADLOCK AS SHE FINDS HERSELF ON HER KNEES! REMI MANAGES TO PUSH ANDREA OFF COLLIDES WITH THE ROPES! NO! ANDREA IS ABLE TO CATCH HERSELF BEFORE SHE COULD COLLIDE WITH THE ROPES! REMI GOES RIGHT AFTER ANDREA, BUT ANDREA CONNECTS WITH AN ELBOW! ANDREA GRABS REMI BY HER ARM AND TAKES HERSELF TO THE CORNER BEFORE BALANCING HERSELF AND WALKING ON THE ROPE BEFORE JUMPING OFF AND CONNECTING WITH A SPRINGBOARD ARMDRAG!
Alicia Amby: The Specialists Champion gets taken down thanks to the Openweight Champion! Remi quickly finds her way back to her feet. Andrea wastes no time, but runs towards Remi! Remi catches Andrea and spins her around! No! Andrea has a headscissors wrapped around Remi’s neck! Headscissors takedown before following that with a DDT that plans Remi Skyfire to the mat! Andrea gets up before she looking towards Lars Grier’s way before she runs and connects with a with a meteora before going for a cover!
Lars Grier (playfully waves): Hi, Andrea!
Jesse Carlton: ONE!
SG1: Remi Skyfire with a quick kick out! Andrea gets Remi as the two women get themselves back up! Andrea is surprisingly being a good fight so far to the Specialists Champion! Andrea connects with an uppercut! Remi stumbles back as Andrea connects with elbow, which stumbles Remi to the ropes! Andrea gets her leg up and presses it against Remi’s neck as she extends it!
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Alicia Amby: Andrea Valentine gets her foot off Remi Skyfire! Andrea takes Remi and connects with an irish whip and has Remi crashing onto the corner! Andrea takes herself to the opposite corner before connecting with a handspring and connecting with an elbow to the face of Remi! Remi holds her face as Andrea hypes up the crowd! Andrea runs and jumps to connect with a high knee to Remi! Remi’s head goes up due to the impact before Andrea gets on the second top rope! ANDREA GETS REMI’S NECK IN A HEADLOCK BEFORE ANDREA JUMPS AND CONNECTS WITH A BULLDOG THAT HAS REMI FLAT ON HER STOMACH! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION IS IN TROUBLE AS ANDREA VALENTINE GETS UP! REMI IS ON HER KNEES AS ANDREA GETS REMI GETS A HEADSCISSORS POSITION ON REMI BEFORE CONNECTING WITH VALENTINE’S MASSACRE! THE HANDSTAND MODIFIED HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN CONNECTS ON REMI SKYFIRE!
SG1: No! Remi manages to grab Andrea and toss her towards the corner! Andrea collides with the corner harshly! The Openweight Champion finds herself on the mat for the first time in this match! Remi gets on one knee before picking herself up completely! Andrea Valentine tries to pick herself up by using the ropes near the corner as assistance. Remik traps Andrea, before connecting with a series of boxing combination punches! Remi stops that for the time being before picking up Andrea by her waist and connecting with northern lights suplex! Remi tries to hold the bridge there before our official goes for the cover, but Andrea manages to bridge herself out! ANDREA MANAGES TO MAKE SPACE FOR HERSELF BEFORE SHE RUNS TOWARDS REMI, BUT IS MET WITH A CLOTHESLINE! THE CLOTHESLINE SPIKES ANDREA ON HER BACK AS REMI SKYFIRE RUNS TOWARDS THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH LA LUMBRE DE CIELO, THE LIONSAULT CONNECTS ON ANDREA VALENTINE AS SHE STAYS HERE FOR THE COVER!
Tyler Wolfe: I’ve seen better. It takes a lot to impress me.
Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO!
Alicia Amby: Andrea manages to get a shoulder up! Remi gets a way back to her feet before picking up Andrea by her hair! Remi goes from grabbing the hair to getting a grasp on Andrea’s arm before whipping her to the ropes! Andrea bounces off the ropes, unable to control herself as Remi connects with a shoulder block, which knocks Andrea on her back again! REMI GETS ANDREA CLOSER TO HER, ALMOST LIKE ANDREA WAS HER CHILD, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SERIES OF ELBOW STRIKES DIRECTLY AT ANDREA’S SKULL! REMI SKYFIRE IS ALMOST TO A POINT WHERE SHE IS BASHING ANDREA’S HEAD WITH HER ELBOWS! REMI GETS ANDREA LYING ON HER BACK BEFORE SHE RUBS THE ELBOW WITHIN ANDREA’S FOREHEAD! REMI STOPS BEFORE FINDING HERSELF IN A STANDING POSITION! SHE GETS ANDREA UP BY HER HAIR AGAIN BEFORE GOING FOR THE FACE BREAKER! ANDREA VALENTINE IS BEING CONNECTED WITH A MULTIPLE LINKED HEADBUTTS! THESE MUST BE SOME OF THE HARSHEST HEADBUTTS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN! ANDREA IS TRYING TO STAND HER GROUND, BUT EACH HEADBUTT REMI DELIVERS, IT GETS STRONGER! EACH TIME, ANDREA IS GETTING WOBBLY ON HER FEET BEFORE THE LAST HEADBUTT KNOCKS ANDREA OFF HER FEET AND ONTO HER BACK! THIS COULD BE YOUR FATE WHEN YOU MEET REMI IN THE RING, TYLER.
Tyler Wolfe: Over my dead body! I’m better than Remi and the rest of The Pride members combined.
SG1: The Openweight Champion seems to be out of it! I do not blame her to be honest! The Specialists Champion gets Andrea Valentine back up! Remi Skyfire runs with a good hold of Andrea’s head before bashing it against the turnbuckle! ANDREA IS TRYING TO STOP HER OWN HEAD FROM BEING BASHED, BUT REMI HAS A PRETTY GOOD HOLD OF HER! ANDREA IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO! SHE IS REFUSING FOR HER TO CONTINUE ANY OF THIS! SHE NEEDS TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN THIS MATCH! LARS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHEN YOU SQUARE OFF AGAINST ANDREA AT TERRITORIAL INVASION. THERE IS NO DENYING THIS YOUNG WOMAN’S HEART! SHE WILL PULL ALL THE STOPS TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS HER, WHO HAS HER ARM RAISED IN THE END OF THE MATCH! REMI GOES TO BASH ANDREA’S HEAD AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE AGAIN, BUT ANDREA HALTS THE MOVEMENT FROM HAPPENING COMPLETELY! REMI GOES TO BASH ANDREA’S HEAD AGAIN, BUT JUST LIKE LAST TIME, ANDREA STOPS THAT FROM HAPPENING! REMI GOES TO BASH ANDREA’S HEAD AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE ONCE AGAIN, BUT ANDREA STOPS HER FROM DOING THAT WITH A HUGE ELBOW TO REMI SKYFIRE’S FACE! REMI TAKES A STEP BACK WHILE ANDREA SPRINGS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE BEFORE TURNING AND CONNECTING WITH A CROSSBODY!
Alicia Amby: Remi manages to catch Andrea from the air! She is looking your way, Tyler! She is looking at you! Remi is showing off Andrea, who finds herself in a position that she does not want to be as she looks at Tyler with a serious look on her face! SHE GETS ANDREA ON HER SHOULDERS! IT LOOKS LIKE REMI SKYFIRE IS GOING FOR THE PSYCHO KILLER! I DON’T THINK I HAVE SEEN THIS MOVE BEING PERFORMED YET, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ANDREA VALENTINE WILL BE GO TO SLEEP IN A MATTER OF SECONDS! WAIT A MINUTE? ANDREA MANAGES TO SLIDE OFF REMI’S SHOULDERS! ANDREA FINDS HERSELF ON HER FEET! REMI WAS FOCUSING ON TYLER A LITTLE TOO MUCH AS SHE TURNS AROUND! ANDREA CONNECTS WITH A SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT KNOCKS THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION OFF HER FEET! Remi Skyfire finds herself on her knees before Andrea springboards from the ropes again to connect with another springboard roundhouse kick, which puts Remi flat on her back! Andrea quickly goes for the cover!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOO!!
SG1: Remi Skyfire kicks out! Remi is still in this match as Andrea Valentine finds herself on her knees wondering what she is going to do next! SHE HAS LARS GRIER RINGSIDE AND SHE WAS MORE THAN NOTHING TO PROVE WHY SHE DESERVES TO BE OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION! ANDREA GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET AS REMI SLOWLY GETS ON HER KNEES! ANDREA GETS REMI AND CONNECTS WITH VALENTINE’S MASSACRE! THIS WAS THE MOVE THAT ANDREA WANTED TO CONNECT WITH IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH! THE HANDSTAND MODIFIED HEADSCISSORS DRIVER CONNECTS ON REMI! ANDREA GETS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET! SHE IS TRYING TO FEED OFF THE ENERGY OF THE CROWD AS THEY ARE STANDING ON THEIR FEET CHEERING FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BLONDE! ANDREA EXCHANGES A GLARE AT LARS GRIER! LARS IS LOOKING AT HER BACK WITH A SERIOUS LOOK BEFORE ANDREA FOCUSES BACK ON REMI BEFORE RUNNING AND CONNECTING WITH A DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER ON REMI SKYFIRE! Remi goes falling back as Andrea gets on the top rope! SHE IS PULLING ALL THE STOPS TO MAKE SURE THAT LARS KNOWS WHY SHE IS CALLED “THE HEART OF EMPIRE”. ANDREA FLIES FROM THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK ON REMI SKYFIRE, WHO WAS TRYING TO GET BACK UP ON HER FEET! REMI FINDS HERSELF ON HER BACK YET AGAIN AS ANDREA QUICKLY GETS UP! REMI FINDS HERSELF GETTING BACK UP, BUT ANDREA SITS ON REMI’S BACK BEFORE FLIPPING HERSELF AROUND AND CONNECTING WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB ON REMI SKYFIRE! ANDREA HOLDS IT THERE AS SHE GOES FOR A COVER! THIS HAS TO BE OVER!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!
Lars Grier: It’s going to take way more than Andrea Valentine’s heart to put me away. I’ve put away women weaker than her. Can you imagine what I’d do to her at Territorial Invasion?
Alicia Amby: Remi Skyfire kicks out yet again! Andrea Valentine gets on her knees as she has her hands on her hips. What is she going to need to do to get Remi down for the three count? The Specialists Champion still has fight in her as does Andrea. Neither woman wants to make a bad impression with their respective opponents sitting alongside us. ANDREA DECIDES NOT TO PONDER ANY LONGER AS SHE GETS REMI UP. BOTH TYLER WOLFE AND LARS GRIER HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS MATCH VERY CLOSELY! ANDREA GETS REMI BY HER ARM, TWISTS IT AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH XOXO! THE INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER CONNECTS AS REMI SKYFIRE FLIES ONTO HER BACK! Andrea points for the top turnbuckle as the crowd cheers in response! Andrea Valentine is going to go for the top rope! Andrea situates herself on top of the turnbuckle — wait, what’s going on next to me?
(Lars Grier is seen taking off his headset. He gets up from his seat at the commentator’s desk as grabs a mic from Cori Simmons He walks over to the turnbuckle that Andrea is ready to fly off of.)
Lars Grier: Go Andrea! These little girls in the crowd must be so happy to see you fly and get another victory! Just like those little kids last week, these girls look up to you. The ones wearing pink. The ones wearing your authentic t-shirts and chanting your name in support. At Territorial Invasion, that all ends when I take that Openweight Championship away from you. Not only will your loss break the heart of these people, but I’m going to make sure that I break your f–cking heart.
(The crowd begins to boo in response as Andrea argue for Lars to go away.)
Lars Grier: Andrea, even as champion, I still find you making the same mistakes over and over again. Your biggest one? Well…
SG1: REMI SKYFIRE SWOOPS ANDREA VALENTINE INTO POSITION FOR THE PSYCHO KILLER! REMI ATTEMPTED THIS MOVE EARLIER IN THE MATCH! PSSSSSSSYYYYYYYYYCHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOO KILLLLLLEEEEEEEERRRRRR!! THE GTS CONNECTS AS REMI HOOKS THE LEGS ON ANDREA VALENTINE!
Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding)
(“Earth People” plays back up as Remi Skyfire gets back up to get her arm raised by Jesse Carlton, who also gives her the Specialists Championship.)
Cori Simmons: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, THE EAW SPECIALIST CHAMPION, REEEEEEEEMMMMMMIIIIIIIIII SKKKKKYYYYYYYYFIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!
Alicia Amby: Andrea Valentine was screwed by Lars Grier! Lars had no right to get himself involved in the action! Remi Skyfire won the match and it’s good for her, but if it weren’t by the distraction of Lars, Andrea would have put away Remi!
(Tyler Wolfe is seen taking off her headset as she stands in front of the commentator’s desk to eye Remi Skyfire, who raises the Specialists Championship up in the air in the ring.)
(Lars Grier is seen chuckling on Andrea Valentine, who is shaking her head full of rage.)
Lars Grier: Your biggest mistake, Andrea? Never take your eyes off your opponent.
(Lars continues to chuckle as he makes his way up the ramp.)
SG1: This situation with Lars Grier and Andrea Valentine continues to get more interesting as well as the situation with Remi Skyfire and Tyler Wolfe!
(COMMERCIAL BREAK: The Ava Collection! Now at Macy’s!)
(“Kill Jill (Cloudy Remix)” by Archie and Sizzle plays as Stephanie Matsuda walks out with the Unified Women’s Championship slung over her shoulder.)
SG1: We’re about to hear who Stephanie Matsuda’s next challenger is before her match with Constance Blevins. For those of you who paid attention last week, there’s a chance we already may know who it is.
Alicia Amby: If it is who we think, then this will be the biggest moment in that person’s career.
SG1: I love a charitable champion, though the opportunity was well-earned.
(Stephanie climbs into the ring and grabs a mic)
Stephanie Matsuda: Weird being out here twice on one night. Now I know how Cam feels with all of those double bookings.
Stephanie: But seriously though, let me get to the point. Last week I made a promise to someone I actually respect: if you defeat me, I’ll give you a title shot. And despite the outcome, that’s exactly what my opponent did. So in classic Ava fashion, I’m going to book myself in a second match at T.I.: Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda vs Daisy Thrash for the EAW Unified Women’s Championship!
(crowd starts going nuts)
Stephanie: I’m a woman of my word, Daisy. I know you’re not here tonight but I’m sure you’re watching this wherever you are. So know and understand this: title match Cloudy is a different animal than weekly match Cloudy. I’m more focused and five times more fierce. You saw me defeat five of the best this business has to offer, and I’m just one successful defense from tying with my predecessor. You see, every other champion has done everything in their power to avoid defending their women’s world title. I’m not like the others, sweets. That’s what makes me the most dominant women’s champions in EAW history. I bust more than a grape in a fruit fight, and you’re going to see exactly what that means. Don’t get me wrong – I respect you. You’re practically an Empire original and one of the few to stick around after the merger. You’ve traveled the same road I’ve had in the indies. Hell, you’re still making appearances, because you never forget your roots. That’s why I bought JET from Miss Manami – because I too never forget where I come from. Not only do I want to show the world what it means to be a true champion, but I want to raise the bar for women’s wrestling. Maybe one day I’ll fight the boys – my contract is coming up soon. But, as long as I hold this title in my hand, I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure Empire is the first thing that comes to people’s mind when they think of EAW…
Stephanie: I want Empire to be the first thing people think of when they think of women’s wrestling. Because as far as I’m concerned, the bus stops and starts here. I am the alpha and omega…until one of these women can take this belt from my grasp. Will it be you Daisy? Or will it be Astarea? There’s only one way to find out…
(Stephanie hands the ref the belt)
Stephanie: Come into my battlefield and go one-on-one with the Iconic War Queen.
(As Stephanie fixes her gloves, “Roar” by Katy Perry plays. Constance Blevins walks out with a look of determination on her face.)
SG1: Looks like Constance is ready to go. Afterward, our special guest ref for tonight’s main event will make her appearance. When we come back: Stephanie Matsuda vs Constance Blevins w/ special guest referee Asatrea Jordan!
(FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK: Influencer: the Haruna Sakazaki story. Coming soon to Netflix!)
(The camera opens to Stephanie Matsuda and Constance Blevins in an elbow and collar tie-up, with Astraea Jordan dressed in a referee shirt.)
SG1: Welcome back to Thursday Night Empire! We’re in the middle of tonight’s main event between Stephanie Matsuda and Constance Blevins! The crowd is hot tonight as both women refuse to give in to the other as this lock-up reaches a stalemate! Matsuda switches to a wasit lock, but Constance counters with a hip toss! Matsuda ducks the lariat! Constance hips the ropes but stops right in front of a surprise pele kick!
Alicia: Constance is showing off that speed of hers as she manages to avoid getting hit! She goes for a German suplex but Matsuda flips out of it! Constance ducks the roundhouse kick! She counters with a series of VICIOUS forearms! One! Two! Three! Four! She has Cloud in the corner! Matsuda’s trying to defend herself, but the offense of Blevins is too much! Cloud’s in a seated position as Constance is stomping in her face! Astraea starts the count!
Astraea: One! Two! Three! Four!
Alicia: Constance backs away- CLOUD TRIGGER!!! MATSUDA OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A BICYCLE KNEE! SHE’S CONTINUING THE ASSAULT WITH CLINCHED KNEE AFTER KNEE TO THE FACE! SHE WHIPS CONSTANCE TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! CLOUD RUNS FULL STEAM AND HITS A SKY HIGH DROPKICK, LANDING ON THE APRON! Constance stumbles out of the corner from the impact! Matsuda jumps on the ropes! FINAL HEAVEN-
SG1: SPEAR!! CONSTANCE BLEVINS COUNTERS THE SPRINGBOARD FOREARM WITH A SPEAR! SHE MAKES THE COVER!
SG1: Matsuda kicks out! It’s early in the match, and she’s already kicking out at two! That spear must’ve done a number on her!
Alicia: Constance is a slot more powerful than people think! She picks up Matsuda and hits a BRAINBUSTER DDT! She’s going for another cover!
SG1: Matsuda kicks out again! It looks like Constance is forcing her to burn the candle at both ends! She already has Cloud in a waistlock! She DEADLIFTS Matsuda for another German suplex! Matsuda flips out of it again! Blevins dodges the pele! Cloud does a full backflip and transitions into a reverse roundhouse kick! Constance gets caught in the face!
Alicia: What agility from the Iconic War Queen! She’s attempting to throw her opponent off with combos and sequences!
SG1: Once Cloud starts moving, it’s hard to pin her down! She picks up Constance and whips her- Belivins reverses! Matsuda is almost thrown into Jordan! Blevins pulls Matsuda back for a ripcord lariat! LAST SURPRISE! Cloud counters with a sling blade! Cloud jumps back to her feet and heads to the nearest corner! Looks like she wants to take Constance to Cloud 9 early! Blevins jumps to her feet, forcing Matsuda to jump down! She charges for another spear! Cloud jumps over Blevins! Constance rebounds from the corner and jumps to the outside! SLINGSHOT SPEAR!!! CONSTANCE HIT MATSUDA WITH A SECOND SPEAR!!! SHE WASTES NO TIME PICKING UP CLOUD AND GOING FOR THE KILLER APP!! LIONESSFIRE STO DRIVER!!!! SHE HAS THE CHAMP PINNED!!!
(The lights go out)
SG1: What the hell is going on!? Everything just went black!
Alicia: Astraea stopped her count! What the hell! Constance had this match won! Something’s going on!
SG1: It looks like there’s some movement in the ring!
Alicia: Did someone just slip inside the-
(the lights come back on to a horrifying sight! Stephanie Matsuda, Astarea Jordan, and Constance Blevins lie on the match beaten and unconscious, with various marks on their body. Standing in middle of the ring is a familiar face with a different look. The young woman stands amongst the carnage dressed like a punk rocker with long dyed blonde hair and a barbed wire baseball bat over her shoulder. She’s casually chewing on bubble gum with a nonchalant expression on her face.)
SG1: OMG! IS THAT-
Crowd: MAD-DIE’S BACK! MAD-DIE’S BACK! MAD-DIE’S BACK! MAD-DIE’S BACK!
(The returning Mistress of Death blows a bubble and and it pop as she walks passed the refs and EMS workers entering the scene. She rolls out of the ring and walks up the ramp without looking back.)
Alicia Amby: My god…
(The crowd goes quiet as Maddie walks to the back. The camera follows her as she makes her way down the corridor. Various staff members move out the way as she calmly makes her way through the production area. Several members of the Empire roster look on in complete shock. As Madison Kaline gets to the parking lot, Flannery McCoy catches up to her, furious.)
Flannery McCoy: What the hell was that!?
(Maddie turns to her with an eerie sense of calm in her posture.)
Madison Kaline: Clean up in aisle ten.
(Maddie grabs her keys from the valet and gets into her car. Flannery looks on in complete silence as Kaline drives out of the parking lot. A few moments later, Kendra Shamez arrives.)
Flannery: Did you know about this!?
Kendra Shamez: (glares) I’m just as clueless as you are.
(Both women turn to the exit as the copyright bar appears in the corner)
(EAW logo buzzes)