(“Salute” by Little Mix plays as the intro to Thursday Night Empire is shown. The camera opens to the interior of the arena to a usual sold out crowd celebrating before a fireworks display)

(Screen Bar: Live! From Oakland, CA!)

SG1: We are just ONE week away from the biggest show in pro wrestling! Pain for Pride! I’m SG1 and this is my partner Gia Cervantes, and this is Thursday Night Empire!

Gia Cervantes: We are here in the SOLD OUT Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA! We’re just several hundred miles away from the NBA finals of elite wrestling!

SG1: Tonight we have five press conferences, two of them including a live contract signing!

(The camera shows members of the press sitting ringside in a special section, a podium and several empty chairs. Empire General Manager Flannery McCoy is walking around, supervising over the situation)

SG1: This time around, general manager Flannery McCoy will be hosting every conference inside the ring!

Gia: This is going to be exciting SG! Empire has FIVE matches this year! Last year, we only had two!

(Pain for Pride Festival graphic is shown)

(Match Card: The Crowe’s Nest vs Jaded Hearts – EAW Empire Tag Team Championship)

Gia: Crowe’s Nest members Jael Arcana-Rosario and Raven Roberts will have to defend their tag titles against Revolt veterans Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart – The Jaded Hearts!

SG1: This will be the Nest’s first official title defense and it’s on the grandest stage of the year! While both teams united against Stephanie Matsuda under Kendra Shamez, it seems the Crowes have their own plans in mind!

Gia: There’s no love lost with the Hearts either! Sienna and Kassidy are dead set on becoming the second Empire tag champs with Sienna’s eyes on a bigger prize…

(Match Card: Stephanie Matsuda vs Sienna Jade – Undisputed Women’s World Championship)

Gia: It’s champion vs champion as Sienna Jade puts her Revolt Freeweight Championship against “Cloud” Matsuda’s EAW Women’s World Championship! Sienna has made it emphatically clear that her Freeweight title is more important than the Women’s World Championship!

SG1: And it doesn’t help Cloud that the O.G. Vixen Kendra Shamez is in Sienna’s corner! Her attempts to force Cloud to abdicate the title has only enraged the War Queen even more! Two queens, ONE throne! Who will rule Empire once the dust settles?

(Match Card: Astraea Jordan vs Madison Kaline – #1 Contender’s Match)

Gia: And who will be the first to challenge the undisputed queen of Empire? Astraea Jordan and Madison Kaline’s beef go back as far as October of last year when Astraea got her vengeance on Maddie by sidelining her for months. Death’s Mistress made her return a few months ago to challenge Stephanie Matsuda for the Women’s World Championship. She now seeks a rematch, but has to go through the woman whose career she nearly ended! Will Madison get a second shot, or will Astraea have her vengeance?

(Match Card: Chelsea Crowe vs Daisy Thrash vs Remi Skyfire vs Stella Star vs Kianna Carter – Specialist Scramble Match)

SG1: In the Specialist title scene, we see Chelsea Crowe defends her reign against a deputy, a killer, a star, and an upstart in the second ever Specialist Scramble match! The match starts with two competitors and every 5 minutes a new competitor comes out and then when all five women are in the ring and scores a pinfall or submission they become the interim or unofficial champion. Five minutes after the final woman enters, whoever scores the last pinfall or submission is declared the winner and becomes the official champion!

Gia: Sounds like a tall order for Chelsea Crowe! She did defeat 19 other women in the Specialist Scramble back at Grand Rampage! But I will say this- it will be the longest twenty minutes of her life!

(Match Card: Zakii vs Cameron Ella Ava – Zakkii’s Final Match)

Gia: Several months ago, Haruna “Zakkii” Sakazaki announced her retirement from Elite Answers Wrestling, with her final match being held at the granddaddy of wrestling events! Her final opponent is none other than the Goddess of Wrestling herself – Cameron Ella Ava! Will Zakkii slay the goddess, or will she become just another number in Killa Cam’s win column?

(Match Card: Andrea Valentine vs TLA vs Hurricane Hawk vs Andrei Sokolova – Openweight Fatal 4-Way Match)

SG1: The “Heart of Empire” Andrea Valentine finds herself in deep waters as she competes against three of the industry’s finest in a winner takes all match for the EAW Openweight Championship! Andrea could find herself as the first member of Empire to ever bring home Openweight gold! Will she come out on the other side as a champion or will one of the boys break our hearts?

(Match Card: Noah Reigner vs. Erebus Jennings vs. Devan Dubian vs. Raven Roberts vs. Consuela Rose Ava vs. Alejandro Correa vs. Kevin Hunter vs. Lucas Johnson – Cash in the Vault Match)

Gia: In the annual CITV match, Consuela Rose Ava and Raven Roberts have a chance for glory! If one of them wins the Cash in the Vault Briefcase it could be a short reign for the future Undisputed Women’s World Champion!

SG1: Talk about a fast climb to the top! Either Consuela or Raven could find themselves the first from Empire to win at CITV! Stephanie and Sienna better cross their fingers, because they might end up with a large target on their backs!

(The camera goes back to the commentary team)

Gia: It’s crazy to see just how STACKED this Pain for Pride card is! And this just in- Empire’s newest sign-ups have been added to the 24/7 Contract Battle Royal Match! We’ll see Tyler Wolfe and Mali Evans join Layla Lockhart in a match to see who gets the golden ticket to fight for ANY title in EAW!

SG1: Speaking of which- we’ll see Mali and Tyler in action later tonight! But first, let’s cut to the ring where Flannery McCoy will host the first press conference of the evening!

(Flannery smiles for a moment as she’s standing on the podium that’s placed between two tables.)

Flannery: Welcome everyone to Thursday Night Empire’s first ever Pain for Pride press conference!

(She pauses while the crowd cheers)

Flannery: Tonight, we’ll be starting the show by introducing the competitors for the EAW Empire Tag Team Championship! First, the challengers! Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart – Jaded Hearts!

(“True Love” by CFO$ plays as the Jaded Hearts walk out, holding hands. As they make their way down the ramp, Kassidy twirls Sienna around)

SG1: Last week we saw this pair interrupt the Iconic War Queen during one of the most honest and vulnerable moments we’ve witnessed here on this show! Stephanie Matsuda didn’t take too kindly to their input and covered the distance between them with an AMAZING somersault out of the ring!

Gia: I always knew Cloud was athletic, but my god! That moment was definitely trending worldwide! It scared the Jaded Hearts enough to chase them off!

(Jaded Hearts take their time climbing into the ring by posing on the ropes)

SG1: Well right now, they seem more concerned with capturing the Empire tag belts. Sienna Jade has a chance to walk out of Pain for Pride as both a world champ and tag champ!

Gia: Something I’m sure she intends on doing!

(Jaded Hearts rolls their eyes as they walk by Flannery, and sit down at at the table)

Flannery: And their opponents! The EAW Empire Tag Team Champions…Jael Arcana-Rosario and Raven Roberts- the Crowe’s Nest

(“Glory and Gore” by Lorde plays as the Crowe’s Nest walks out to the ring with their respective titles)

SG1: Pain for Pride will be the first time the Crowe’s Nest will defend the Empire tag titles. The belts was originally won by April Song and Jael Arcana-Rosario, but Matsuda and Zakkii took Song out of commision! The Nest replaced her with Raven, after Roberts betrayed her tag partner Remi Skyfire during a #1 Contender’s match versus Jaded Hearts.

Gia: Roberts took the fastlane. I wonder if she thinks it was worth it?

(The Crowe’s Nest sits on the opposite side of Flannery.)

Flannery: Thank you for coming, ladies. I’d like to give both teams the fl-

Kassidy: Oh gawd! Please, just shut your trap for a moment! We get it; you’re happy to be relevant at our expense! You’re not the first, nor will you be the last! Let’s cut to the chase- at Pain for Pride we’re going to shut down these edgy hoes and take what’s rightfully ours!

Sienna: The Empire tag championships! An honor that was made in our image! To be honest, there was no talk about a women’s tag team division until we arrived! We’ve set the tone for the rest of these sluts here on Empire! We will stomp on every insignificant insect we come across until we’ve secured ALL of the titles! We’re the Jaded Hearts! We’re Unf–kwitable!

(Jael laughs)

Jael: That’s all you can say for yourselves? Like some kind of annoying parrot, regurgitating the same crap over and over huh? There’s a reason why the Crowe’s Nest OWNS two of the three titles on EAW Thursday Night Empire! We’re the irresistible force to Stephanie Matsuda’s unbreakable shield and one day we will colli-

Kassidy: Four.

Jael: Excuse me?

Kassidy: FOUR titles. You forgot about this baby right here!

(Kassidy pats her hand on the Revolt Freeweight Championship)

Raven: Hmph. Note that she said EAW titles NOT some overrated workhorse belt you can get at a Walmart toy aisle!

Kassidy: You know what BITCH!?

(Kassidy stands up, but Sienna stops her)

Sienna: You know what? I’m curious about something. I can see why Jael is defending her ground- her and April EARNED their victory by pinning the anime club back at Terminus. But…where do you fit in this Raven? I sat back for the past couple of weeks and watched you strut around with a belt you sold out your own former partner for to obtain! I would KILL myself before even thinking about betraying Kass!

(Kassidy grabs Sienna’s hands)

Kassidy: Same with you Sienna! I would rather jump off a bridge to my death than stab you in the back!

(The Crowe’s Nest stares at their opponents awkwardly)

Raven: This is too gay, even for me.

Jael: Ditto.

Sienna: Of course you two would say that! Neither of you know what it means to be a team! Kass and I go everywhere together! We think the same, act the same, and fight with similar styles! We have an undying loyalty to one another and when the time comes, you’ll see what that means!

Kassidy: Heh, I almost feel sorry for you two. Raven, we all might be new to this Pain for Pride thing, but do you think you can divide your attention between this match and Cash in the Vault? You see, you and Sienna have your respective second matches. As for me? This tag match is all I have. This is the only match where I get to display my talents. If you and that Toucan Sam-looking bitch think I will let the Crowe’s Nest ruin my Pain for Pride moment, than either of you have a lot to learn about the woman known as Kassidy Heart.

(Kassidy’s face hardens as she becomes serious)

Jael: This is my only-

Kassidy: Nobody cares what you have to say Jael. Not even mommy and daddy.

(Jael stands up just as Kassidy did. Sienna and Raven stand as well, placing their hands on their respective partner’s shoulders.)

Jael: You’re going to die for that.

Kassidy: Not if I slit your throat first.

SG1/Gia: :lupe:

Flannery: Guys…we’re live, alright? Cut it out.

Sienna: Don’t worry Flattery McCuck, we were just leaving…

(The Jaded Hearts sign the EAW Empire Tag Team Match contract on the table and slowly make their way up the ramp. Raven and Jael sign the contract as well. “Glory and Gore” starts to play, as the Crowe’s Nest stand in the ring, holding their Empire tag belts, their expressions showing no signs of amusement.)

SG1: Things took a turn for the worse, huh?

Gia: As crafty and almost juvenile either team can be at certain times, there lies an undeniable bloodlust that could surface if things were to get out of hand.

SG1: Well, I’m sure Flannery hopes things don’t go that far. When we come back, we have singles action for you!

(COMMERCIAL BREAK: The Art of War – a new series coming soon on the EAW Network hosted by Alexander Da Vinci)

(The camera opens to Empire newcomer Mali Evans in the ring with Stella Star)

(DING DING DING)

Gia: Stella Star and Mali Evans underway here as Stella struts forward with some more mockery towards Mali-

SG1: Right hook across the face by Mali Evans! I think she’s had enough of Stella’s insults Gia, German Suplex to Stella Star, Mali retains the waistlock and goes for another! Stella Star rolling out of the ring now as Mali prowls back and forth inside, I don’t think The Princess of Finesse knows quite what just hit her.

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Gia: I feel like I need to remind you all that Mali Evans is only 18 years old and she just manhandled Stella Star like it was nothing. Stella sharing a quick conversation with Sonya there before getting back in the ring, pure encouragement and nothing devious I’m sure…

SG1: Stella now goes for a heel kick on Mali who ducks under it and runs to the ropes, Mali swings a running clothesline at Stella who steps to the side to avoid it and a sharp knife edged chop right to the chest of Mali as she bounces back off the ropes. And another knife edge chop, Mali Evans now clutching at her chest but Stella’s far from done here.

Gia: Irish whip by Stella into the corner for Mali, OH COME ON! Mali caught with a blow to the back of the head by Sonya, do your job referee!

SG1: Mali sent stumbling right into Stella from that blow by Sonya, how about a little CONFIDENCE boost, eh?

Gia:… never do that again, Jumping Reverse STO connects from Stella Star to Mali Evans and the cover by Stella!

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SG1: Kickout by Mali Evans, the Suplex Queen isn’t about to be put away that easily tonight, already back to her feet and exchanging blows with Stella in the center of the ring, catches a haymaker by Stella and transitioned into a Dragon Suplex! Mali again maintains the hold, snapping Stella right over into another Dragon Suplex, drags Stella back to her feet for perhaps another suplex?

Gia: Nope, she’s got something else in mind here, hooks the arm, Stella goes up and DOWN for the Mali Driver II, the Falcon Arrows connects and now we have Mali Evans going for the cover!

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SG1: Stella just barely gets the shoulder up from that brutal onslaught by Mali Evans. If Stella didn’t know what she was getting into when the match started I bet you by now all she’s thinking of is how to get out of this.

Gia: Mali slaps on a Hammerlock to Stella Star, forcing her back down to the mat and not letting her retreat from the ring again. You can see the pain on Stella’s face as Mali keeps the hammerlock applied, threatening to pop the shoulder out of it’s socket here, such a simple hold but in the hands of someone as technically gifted as Mali it can do a lot of damage.

SG1: Oh hey guess who’s back, back again! Sonya Correa up on the apron here now and getting in the face of our official. Ref, don’t-

Gia: Too late! Ref’s back was turned, thumb to the eye for Mali by Stella Star, Stella lays on a flurry of punches to the top of Mali’s head here, teeing off on Mali Evans and praying something will give.

SG1: Mali Evans being backed up to the corner here by Stella, stiff shots to the head and oof, nasty throat thrust there by Stella knocking the wind out of Mali. Stella Star swings her round, looking I think for a Reverse STO into the turnbuckle but Mali’s fighting back, stiff shots of her own to Stella’s ribs to make her release the hold.

Gia: Mali backs up from the corner, maybe she’s regaining composure, Stella running to her doesn’t want to give her the spac- SPEAR BY MALI EVANS TO STELLA STAR, WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?!

SG1: No clue but hey it worked, Sonya Correa’s up on the apron once more, she senses Stella’s in danger of losing this right now, Mali’s having none of it! Roundhouse Kick sends Sonya from the apron to the hard floor as Mali nods her head, she’s feeling the energy of this audience here and she has Stella in her sights.

Gia: Stella Star staggers to her feet here, that’s not where you want to be Stella. Mali lines her up, calls her shot, BRITISH KNEE PARTY!! Shining Wizard to Stella Star and now Mali Evans goes for the cover once more!

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(The Enemy- Commonjets blares as Mali rises to her feet, letting the referee raise her hand and basking in the roars of approval from the crowd)

Jamine Peyton: Here is your winner, MAAAAAALI EEEEEEEEVAAAAANS!

Gia: Quite the debut for this young superstar in the making SG1, I think the Empire locker room might have to beware the new kid on the block.

SG1: One win don’t make a superstar Gia, but I gotta admit you might be onto something with this one…

(COMMERCIAL BREAK – “Harlem Nights” an EAW 24/7 featuring Malcolm Jones!)

(Flannery McCoy is standing in the ring for the next press conference)

Flannery: Welcome back to this special “Pain for Pride” edition of Thursday Night Empire! The next conference will center around the final match of Haruna “Zakkii” Sakazaki! But first, her opponent! The one and only…Cameron Ella Ava!

(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli plays as Cameron Ella Ava comes out to a roaring crowd. She smiles and waves at her fans as she makes her way down the ramp)

Gia: If you ever wanted to know what the female Lebron James is like….

SG1: Heck, she’s the Lebron of EAW proper! Especially if Impact is your Jordan and Mr. DEDEDE is your Kobe Bryant!

Gia: I would’ve thought it was the opposite!

SG1: #7Reignz baby!

Gia: Jordan only won six championships-

SG1: That’s not the point! Ugh, millennials…

Gia: But aren’t you-

SG1: Cam is a GOAT! That’s all that need to be said! Especially with three women’s world titles!

Gia: Just like Lebron’s three championship wins.

(Cam climbs into the ring and shakes hands with Flannery McCoy and next to the podium)

Flannery: And now…please welcome the incomparable Zakkii!

(“Azure Sky” by Zakkii plays as the woman herself walks out to a standing ovation. She skips down the ramp, waving at her fans)

SG1: The idol herself is here in what’s possibly her last non-PFP appearance! It’s crazy when you think about it- I’ve watched this woman for the six years she’s been in this business. That may not seem like a long time in our business, but before the arrival of Stephanie Matsuda she was Japan’s sole representative in the Vixen’s Division.

Gia: She’s also one of Japan’s biggest celebrities right now! I’m sure having to manage multiple careers isn’t easy- and it’s something she’s done for the majority of her time in this business, while becoming the inaugural Specialist Champion in the process.

SG1: Know what the irony about this? She has the best record against Stephanie Matsuda and is the one whom many felt would be the one to dethrone the War Queen.

Gia: But, she’s on her way out. Hmm, that is interesting.

(Zakkii climbs into the ring and waves at Flannery and Cameron before sitting on the opposite side)

Flannery: Cameron. Zakkii. Thank you both for being here! Would one of you like to start things off?

(Cameron nods and steps up to the podium)

Cameron: Heh, I don’t do these things often; by that I mean retirement matches. I feel it’s an honor that Zakkii has accepted my offer to be her final opponent at Pain for Pride. While our accolades are vastly different, I can say that the woman I knew as Haruna Sakazaki was always the first woman to arrive at the arena and the last woman to leave. She was always a welcome face in the locker room- always giving advice to the rookies and a friend to the production staff! I remember one year one of our camera guys – hi Bob! – opened up to us about having a daughter who was sick in the hospital. Zakkii not only when to visit her with gifts, but she performed a benefit concert for the hospital itself…

(Cameron smiles at Zakkii)

Cameron: But she paid for the girl’s surgery when insurance wouldn’t cover it. That’s the kind of woman Zakkii is- selfless. She always offered to train with the young girls at the performance center, and when she’s in the ring…heh. She’s one of the toughest bitches I’ve ever fought. She’s also one of the few women who can say they defeated me fair and square- so this battle isn’t as one sided as some might think ladies and gentlemen. She has defeated Cloud Matsuda and Claudia Michaels in the same night- pne a current world champion and the latter a former. This all might sound like I’m kissing her ass, but I need everyone to understand that I’m going to take this fight very seriously. I will treat this match like it’s my last match, and will put my heart and soul into this.

(Cameron turns back to Zakkii)

Cameron: Because she doesn’t deserve anything less than Killa Cam herself.

(Cameron steps down and takes a seat)

Flannery: Thank you Cameron. Zakkii?

(Zakkii walks up to the podium)

Zakkii: Ehh…I’m not good with goodbyes, heh. To be honest, I don’t know what to say really…except that I have no regrets about my time in Elite Answers Wrestling. I can safely say that I gave everything to this business both here and around the world in my previous promotions. I may have followed my brother Kira into wrestling, but I forged a legacy for myself, one I am proud of. Now I have my biggest challenge yet- a match with Cameron Ella Ava. Yes I’ve beat Cam before, but not THIS Cameron. Since her loss, she’s acquired so much experience and a plethora of titles and accolades. This Killa Cam who sits a few feet away is battle-tested; expect me to treat this match as the fight of my life! Because in some ways, it is. I will be remembered by how I fared in this bout- my legacy will be defined by it.

(Zakkii turns to Cameron)

Zakkii: So Cam? Get ready for The Influencer!

(Zakkii steps off the podium as Cam gets up. The two stand face-to-face for several moments before Cam walks away with a grin on her face. “ULTRAnumb” plays as the goat herself climbs out the ring and walk up the ramp, leaving Zakkii in the ring with Flannery)

SG1: Both women spoke about how important match is to them; there may be no title on the line, but its significance is enough to make it as serious as a world title match.

Gia: No matter who wins, it’s definitely going to be an emotional outcome. When we come back, we’ll see Tyler Wolfe in action against Remi Skyfire!

(COMMERCIAL BREAK – “NASIR” The new album from NY goat Nas! In stores today!)

“Enemy” by Fozzy blasts over the speakers and Remi Skyfire walks out from the back, pounding her fist against the palm of her hand before heading down the ramp.

Jasmine Peyton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first, from Somerset, Kentucky weighing in at 5’4″ 122 pounds she is REMMMMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIII SKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYFIREEEEEEEEEEEEE

“I Smell A Massacre” by The Butcher Babies plays and Tyler Wolfe emerges from the back with a blank expression on her face, solely focused on Remi in the ring, she cocks her neck and heads down the rampway and into the ring.

Jasmine Peyton: And introducing her opponent from Sydney, Australia weighing in at 5’6″ 153 pounds she is The Big Bad Wolfe, TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLFFFFFFFFFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gia: A quick double leg takedown attempt by Remi is thwarted by Tyler to start this bout off, Tyler quickly drills Remi down to a knee with a hard headbutt strike, she follows that up with a front thrust kick that sends Remi down onto her back. Tyler hooks one of the legs of Remi and attempts to turn her over into a single leg Boston crab but Remi kicks her off and rolls back out of harm’s way. Tyler charges towards Remi with an attempted clothesline but Remi ducks under and slings a leg kick to the upper calf of Tyler who starts to hop around on one leg. Remi shoots another leg kick but this time to the opposite calf which causes Tyler to fall onto her rear end! Those leg kicks are lethal weapons! Remi goes for a roundhouse to the seated Tyler but instead Tyler ducks under and quickly rolls Remi up!

ONEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

SG1: Kickout! A sneaky pin attempt all for not as Remi seemed well aware of what Tyler’s intentions were. They both get back up to their feet respective and Tyler goes for a quick boot to the mid-section but she’s caught! Remi drops down and connects with a brutal looking dragon screw leg whip! Remi is working on the legs of Tyler in the early goings of this contest. Remi approaches Tyler and pulls her up by her hair as she drives a headbutt right into the skull of Tyler!

Gia: However Tyler breaks free of her grasp and swoops around behind Remi, she jumps up and brings Remi down with a beautiful neckbreaker! Tyler rolls Remi onto her stomach and rests her foot on the neck of Remi! Tyler lifts her leg up and stomps right back down on the bones of Remi’s neck! Remi screams in pain! That was cold and calculated to say the least! She drops down and nails Remi with one rapid-fire knee strike after other to her head! This is hard to watch from my view. She lifts Remi off of her stomach and plants her with a snap Saito suplex all in one motion! It might not be pretty but it’s damn impressive! Remi is in a world of pain here! Remi hasn’t gotten much offense on the newcomer so far, maybe she’s underestimated her!

SG1: I don’t think Remi is foolish enough to do that. Tyler is a woman on a mission, that’s all. Tyler drops a flew clubbing blows on the small of Remi’s back but all of a sudden Remi picks her up and drives her into the corner! She drills Tyler with a corner back elbow and another for good measure, back comes Tyler with a bone-crunching European uppercut! That’s countered by an over the shoulder judo-type throw, Remi quickly pounces on Tyler and hammers on in several mounted elbows! Tyler lays flat on her back as Remi races towards the ropes and propels herself backward! Southern Skies lionsault connects! The pin!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Gia: Kickout! Tyler popped her shoulder up! Remi shakes her head and picks Tyler up, she hooks her waist and attempts a northern lights suplex but Tyler spikes a few elbows into the head of Remi forcing her to break away! Tyler hooks the arms of Remi and connects with a beautiful double underhook suplex! Tyler quickly grabs the legs of Remi but The Killer kicks her in the jaw! Remi gets up slowly and darts towards Tyler, she twirls around THE RIGHT HAND OF DOOM KNOCKS TYLER FOR A LOOP! Tyler drops to her knees and then onto her stomach! Remi rolls her over and hooks the legs!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

SG1: Another kickout! Remi bites her lip and snarls towards the referee, she lifts Tyler up by her arm and nails her with a short-arm clothesline! No, wait a minute Tyler ducks under and hooks the waist of Remi from behind… GERMAN SUPLEX!! NO! THAT’S BLOCKED! REMI SWITCHES AROUND THE BACK OF TYLER, SECURING HER WAIST AND LANDS A GERMAN SUPLEX OF HER OWN! Great counter by Remi! Tyler is clutching her head as Remi drops down and powers a few stiff knees into her ribs! Remi pulls Tyler up and whips her into the ropes, back comes Tyler who is quickly clotheslined down by Remi!

Gia: But Tyler counters with a running headscissors takedown that flips Remi over! Remi is back to her feet however due to the momentum of the move, she backs into the corner and braces for impact! A running back elbow rattles Remi! Tyler quickly lifts Remi onto her shoulders as she falls out of the corner AND BAM! NIGHT OF THE WOLFE! A THUNDEROUS MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS! Tyler quickly hooks the leg, that’s got to do it!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

SG1: Remi narrowly gets her shoulder up! Tyler’s mouth is agape! She thought she picked up her first win there but it was not to be! Tyler slowly hooks the legs of Remi she steps through.. she could be looking for her Cry Wolfe modified scorpion cross-lock submission! An extremely deadly one at that!

Gia: BUT REMI VINES HERSELF AROUND THE LEG WITH AN IMANARI ROLL! THE SKYHOOK! THE SKYHOOK! BUT TYLER RAMS A FEW FISTS INTO THE SKULL OF REMI, BREAKING FREE OF THE HOLD! Remi charges at Tyler and attempts a headscissors tak–

SG1: LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF TYLER, SHE CATCHES REMI BEFORE SHE COULD SNAP OFF THE HEADSCISSORS! SHE SUDDENLY DROPS DOWN! BAAAAAAAADDDDDDD BITTTTTTTTTTTCHHHH BAAAAAAAAAPTIIIIIISSSSSSSSMMMM SENDS REMI TWO FEET IN THE AIR FROM THE SHEER IMPACT! That reverse piledriver hold dropped into a double knee facebreaker is just devastating! Tyler scrambles for the cover!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gia: THERE IT IS! HER FIRST WIN!

SG1: THAT COUNTER WAS JUST INSANE! Congratulations to Tyler Wolfe on a hard-earned victory although I’m sure she doesn’t need me to tell her that!

(COMMERCIAL BREAK – Pain for Pride Festival! The biggest show of the year! June 21-24 on the EAW Network!)

(The camera pans to ringside where there are six podiums. Each podium is filled with an Empire Elitist — Remi Skyfire, Kianna Carter, Stella Star with Sonya Correa in her corner, Daisy Thrash and our Specialists Champion, Chelsea Crowe, who has her cuck in a neckbrace, Braxton DeVil. In the center of the ring stands Flannery McCoy with a microphone in her hand.)

Flannery McCoy: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Press Conference for the Specialists Scramble Match for the Specialists Championship at Pain for Pride Festival! Now, further to do, let me introduce you to the participants of the Scramble Match…

Remi Skyfire!

(The crowd cheers)

Kianna Carter!

(The crowd cheers again, but a little louder)

Stella Star!

(The crowd begins to boo as Stella rolls her eyes)

Daisy Thrash!

(The crowd begins to cheer louder than before!)

And, the Specialists Champion herself, Chelsea Crowe!

(The crowd boos loudly as Chelsea does not seem phased about it)

Flannery McCoy: Now, I am not going to speak anymore and let you women take the floor. So, the floor is yours.

(Flannery McCoy exits the ring, leaving the six women to exchange looks at one another, almost deciding which one is going to speak first.)

Chelsea Crowe: Since I’m the champion, I am going to speak first. Ladies, if there is one thing that you must know that is at Pain for Pride, I am taking no prisoners. I refuse to let my title reign crumble to pieces by any of the five of you. I think the some of you forgotten that I am the woman the outlasted nineteen other women to capture this Specialists Championship at Grand Rampage. I am the woman who nearly had Revy destroyed at Terminus in a Texas Bullrope Match. You think that a Specialists Scramble match is going to stop me? Not even a little bit. I am going to walk into Pain for Pride as Specialists Champion and I will leave Pain for Pride STILL Specialists Championship! After I get through the five of you, I will continue my mission to prove that I am one of the most dominating Specialists Champions in EAW history.

Remi Skyfire: You’re taking no prisoners? Well, I’m out for blood. The rest of the women in this match? They do not compare to me. I’m not some glorified bitch with stars in her eyes. I’m not frail little girl who constantly loses and has proven nothing. Even though I came from a defeat last week, I never quit. I never gave up. I passed out, but it’s a lot better than me tapping out is what you’ve done in the past, Chelsea. If there ever comes a chance, I am going to make sure you tap the hell out at Pain for Pride! The Crowe’s Nest has been a throne in my side since the first day I arrived on Empire. I have been sick of the three of you women running havoc on this brand. The Specialists Championship is taken away from you and you’re nothing, Chelsea. Nothing at all.

Chelsea Crowe (w/out mic): Is that so?

Stella Star: BOOOOOOOOOOOORIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGG!! Can we focus on The Star of this match? It’s not you, it’s not Kianna Carter. It’s not anyone in this match. It is going to be me, Stella Star. I have been sick of The Crowe’s Nest running around like they own the place, but the fact of the matter is: they don’t own anything! They don’t own me! If any of you forgotten, I am the biggest threat in this match —

Kianna Carter: Is that before or after I defeat you?

(Stella Star looks at Kianna Carter and glares at her.)

Stella Star: That was a fluke victory. You just got lucky hun, but I can assure you that it will never happen again. I find it so cute, how you think you have a chance of winning this match, Kianna. How many matches have you won in EAW?

Kianna Carter: I should ask the same question to you.

(Kianna Carter and Stella Star look like they are prepared to have a war of words, but gets stopped.)

Daisy Thrash: I see a lot of lawbreakers in this match. I see a lot of women who think that they are above the system, but I am here to help turn this entire press conference to the right direction. I am here to remind you women of why this press conference is a thing this week and that is the Specialists Championship being held by the biggest convict of them all — Chelsea Crowe. Now, Chelsea, I find it so cute how last week you had to get involved in my match against Jael Arcana-Rosario. Out of everyone in this match, why did you get involved in my match? Why me? Because it is clear that you perceive me as a threat in this scramble match. You’re right. I’m not Stella Star. I’m not someone that hasn’t won anything big in Kianna Carter. I’m not Remi Skyfire. I am the next Specialists Champion.

Kianna Carter: Excuse me for interrupting, but I am sick of people not taking me seriously in this match. My win-loss record means nothing in this Scramble Match. It does not make me less worthy of being in this match. I hear the mummers in the back. I hear how people don’t think I am deserving of being in this match, but I am here to change the minds of everyone. I’ll go after ANYONE in this match.

(Kianna Carter takes the microphone off the podium as she walks around.)

Kianna Carter: I’ll go after Remi Skyfire (points at Remi). I’ll go after Chelsea Crowe (points at Chelsea). I’ll go after you, Daisy (points at Daisy). But, most importantly, I’ll go after you, Stella!

Gia Cervantes: KIANNA CARTER HITS THE MICROPHONE ON STELLA STAR AS STELLA BOUNCES ONTO THE ROPES! KIANNA THROWS THE PODIUM TO THE SIDE AS SHE GOES AFTER STELLA WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, THE BOXING COMBINATION PUNCHES! REMI SKYFIRE AND DAISY THRASH WORK WITH EACH OTHER TO TAKE CARE OF CHELSEA CROWE! DAISY GRABS CHELSEA BY THE HEAD AND THROWS HER THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND OUTSIDE THE RING. DUE TO THE DISTRACTION, REMI CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE ON DAISY AND TAKES HER TO THE GROUND! REMI TENDS TO GO AFTER DAISY WITH THE SKYQUIL, THE SAME MOVE IN WHICH SHE ALMOST MADE RAVEN ROBERTS TAP OUT TOO! THE SKYQUIL CONNECTS AS DAISY IS TRYING TO SCRAMBLE AND GET OUT OF THE MOVE. MEANWHILE WITH KIANNA, SHE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A BACKSTABBER ON STELLA STAR! KIANNA FOLLOWS THAT WITH A FORECLOSURE, THE STRAIGHT JACKET NECKBREAKER SLAM! STELLA ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS KIANNA, TRIES TO PULL DAISY OUT OF THE SKYQUIL BY REMI! OUT OF NOWHERE, CHELSEA CROWE RETURNS BACK TO THE RING AND HITS KIANNA WITH THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP! KIANNA IS LYING ON THE GROUND AS REMI LETS GO OF DAISY, WHO ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! REMI GOES TO CLOTHESLINE CHELSEA, BUT CHELSEA ENDS UP HITTING HER WITH THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP AS WELL!

SG1: Chelsea Crowe is standing in the middle of the ring! She is raising that Specialists Championship up in the air. Like she said, she is taking no prisoners and if this wasn’t proof enough, I don’t know what is!

(“Born to Die” — Sidewalks and Skeletons plays as Chelsea Crowe is shown still raising the Specialists Championship up in the air. Braxton DeVil is on the side clapping and praising her to the crowd.)

SG1: Can this be a preview of what’s to come at Pain for Pride? This match is surely going to be a giant mess, but I am going to love every moment of it.

Gia Cervantes: Don’t count out any of the other women out, I do believe any of them have the chance of walking out of Las Vegas with the Specialists Championship!

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(“This Will Be The Day” — Jeff Williams plays as Layla Lockhart comes out with her usual bubbly self as she tags the hands of the EAW Universe.)

Jasmine Peyton: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Jasmine Peyton: Introducing first, from Orlando, Florida, she is “The Warrior Princess”, LAAAAAAAYLLLLLLLLLA LOOOOOOOCKKKKKKKHAAAAAAARRRRRRT!!

Gia Cervantes: Last week, Layla got an impressive victory over newcomer Tyler Wolfe, but this week she needs to overcome on of the best on Empire, Andrea Valentine!

SG1: Layla needs this victory in order for things to look good for her at Pain for Pride in the 24/7 Battle Royal! A victory against the Empire representative for the Openweight Championship will place her in the right direction!

(“Roll With Me” — Charli XCX plays as Andrea Valentine comes out pointing to both sides of the crowd before delivering a kiss to the crowd. She poses for the crowd before going to tag the hands of the EAW Universe.)

Jasmine Peyton: Introducing her opponent, from Orlando Florida, she is “The Heart of Empire”, ANNNNNNNNNNDRRRRRREAAAAAAAAA VAAAAAALEEEEEEENTTTTTINNNNNNNNE!!

Gia Cervantes: Here is the woman with a huge opportunity to win the Openweight Championship at Pain for Pride. I think we stand a chance this year, do you think so, SG?

SG1: Honestly, I do not think our chances have looked any better than they do right now. I think Andrea has a fair shot of making it to the final two. Hell, you might as well bet on her to win the entire thing!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gia Cervantes: The two women meet in the center of the ring and shake hands! Wonderful sportsmanship to begin the match! The two distance themselves a couple inches away from each other before launching and locking up with one another. In the process, the two women are having a test of strength to see who can push the other to the corner! Slowly, Andrea Valentine is able to push Layla Lockhart into the corner!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

SG1: Andrea lets go of Layla before extending her leg. She is making sure that her foot is pressed against Layla’s throat as the official goes for the count again!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gia Cervantes: Andrea lets go as she whips Layla to the other corner! Andrea poses for the crowd a bit before connecting with a handspring to a back elbow on Layla! Layla goes falling forward as Andrea goes to the top rope and situates herself on it! She sees Layla getting back up as she turns herself around! ANDREA WITH A DIVING SOMERSAULT NECKBREAKER ON LAYLA! LAYLA FALLS TO HER BACK! ANDREA GETS THE CROWD RALLIED UP AS THEY DO SO BEFORE SHE GOES FOR SHE CONNECTS WITH A BACKFLIP ONTO LAYLA! ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: ONE!

SG1: Layla kicks out! Andrea gets Layla up and whips her to the ropes! Layla holds onto the ropes! Andrea approaches Layla. Layla has her feet up, so she can push Andrea with them, but Andrea moves Layla’s feet to the side, gets her upper half of her body and connects with an elbow drop, sending Layla to the ground! Andrea gets Layla away from the ropes as she gets Layla and connects with a cross armbreaker! Layla tries not to let Andrea connect with the cross armbreaker, but it is too late! Andrea Valentine has the cross armbreaker locked in! Layla Lockhart is scrambling for a way out of this move! If the move is connected to her long enough, Layla may need to tap out and I think this is the last thing Layla needs approaching the Pain for Pride Festival! Layla is scratching and clawing to the ropes! With the best of her abilities, she is trying to get closer to the ropes, but Andrea applies more pressure to the armbar! Layla is punching the mat, trying to fire herself up with enough strength to get to the ropes! Andrea continues to apply more pressure! Layla continues to fire herself up as she somehow musters up the strength to make it to the ropes! She is scratching and clawing! Layla might make it to the ropes and she does! Layla makes it to the ropes as Andrea needs to break the submission hold!

Jesse Carlton: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Gia Cervantes: Andrea breaks the cross armbar as she distances herself to give Layla some space to get herself up and recover! As soon as Andrea sees that Layla has gotten up, Andrea runs towards Layla and connects with tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown on Layla! Layla goes loopy to the other side of the ring! Andrea gets Layla and whips her to the ropes! Andrea runs and connects with some double knees to the face of Layla Lockhart as Layla goes falling forward and to her knees! Andrea bounces from the ropes and connects with a low dropkick, sending Layla to the ground! This match has been dominated by Andrea Valentine so far! Is this her trying to make her competition treat her seriously? There is no doubt that TLA, Hurricane Hawk and Andrei Sokolova are watching this match closely to see what this Empire representative is all about! Andrea picks Layla up and whips her to the corner once again! It seems like Andrea is going for the handspring to an elbow drop once again! Andrea approaches Layla with the handspring! Andrea transitions that to an elbow drop — LAYLA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! ANDREA’S ELBOW GOES CRASHING AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE AS LAYLA LOCKHART DISTANCES HERSELF A BIT AND CONNECTS WITH A CORNER DROPKICK, SENDING ANDREA BACK TO THE CORNER! LAYLA GETS ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND RIGHT IN FRONT OF ANDREA! LAYLA BEGINS CONNECTING WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! LAYLA TRANSITIONS THAT TO A REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER! ANDREA GOES FLIPPING AROUND AS LAYLA GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

SG1: Andrea kicks out at two! With Andrea already on the ground, Layla decides to connect with a bunch of repeated leg drops to Andrea! Over and over again, Layla Lockhart is connecting with the leg drops on Andrea! Soon after, Layla picks up Andrea and whips her to the corner! Layla runs and connects with clothesline on Andrea! Andrea is able to stay at the corner as Layla follows that up with a two handed bulldog! She leaves Andrea on the ground as she distances herself a bit! She is gesturing for Andrea to get herself up! Slowly, Andrea gets up, but she does not have any knowledge of what is going to happen to her next! LAYLA RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH A HURRICANRANA ON ANDREA VALENTINE! ANDREA GOES SPINNING AROUND AS SHE LANDS IN A SEATED POSITION! LAYLA GRABS ANDREA AND CONNECTS WITH A TORNADO DDT! THIS FLOORS ANDREA AS LAYLA RUNS FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOONE!! TWOOOOO!!

Gia Cervantes: Andrea kicks out again! Layla picks up Andrea and HANG EIGHT! THE VERTICAL SUPLEX DROPPED INTO A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! Layla gets up as she gets Andrea and whips her to the ropes! Andrea bends down as Layla connects with a kick, sending Andrea back into the ropes! Layla then follows that with a dragon leg screw takedown as Andrea holds her leg in pain! Layla gets Andrea up and connects with some chops to the chest on Andrea Valentine! Andrea goes backing into the corner as Layla continues to connect with a series of chops to Andrea’s chest! Layla shushes the crowd as she delivers one last, loud chop to Andrea’s chest as Andrea holds her chest in pain! Layla then grabs Andrea by the arm and connects with an armdrag, flipping Andrea around before connecting with a low dropkick to Andrea’s back! Andrea falls to her side as Layla makes sure that Andrea is flat on her back before connecting with a standing moonsault! Andrea goes to her side as she holds her stomach! Layla gets Andrea up and irish whips her to the ropes! Andrea holds onto those ropes as she approaches Layla closer! LAYLA CONNECTS WITH A FRONT DROPKICK TO ANDREA! THIS SENDS ANDREA TO THE ROPES AGAIN AS LAYLA WHIPS HER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROPES! ANDREA GOES AFTER LAYLA, BUT BOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEE ROOOOOCKKKKKKKETTTTTTTT!!

SG1: The spear connects! The spear goes right through Andrea! Layla goes for the cover!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

SG1: ANDREA KICKS OUT! HOW IN THE WORLD IS ANDREA VALENTINE STILL IN THIS THING? IT MUST BE HER HEART THAT HAS GOTTEN HER TO THIS POINT IN THE MATCH UP! LAYLA IS LOOKING AT OUR OFFICIAL, ALMOST IN SHOCK! THE BOTTLE ROCKET SHOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH TO PUT ANDREA DOWN! SHE DOES NOT WASTE ANYMORE TIME AS LAYLA GOES FOR THE TOP ROPE! NOW, I HAVE NO CLUE AT ALL WITH WHAT LAYLA IS PLANNING TO DO NEXT, BUT THIS COULD MEAN THE END OF THIS MATCH UP! LAYLA GOES FOR THE TOP ROPE AND SITUATES HERSELF ON TOP OF IT! SHE IS KEEPING A GOOD EYE ON ANDREA TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE DOES NOT GET UP! LAYLA LOCKHART WITH A DIVING ELBOW DROP!

Gia Cervantes: NO! ANDREA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! THERE IS STILL LIFE IN ANDREA! LAYLA GOES CRASHING AGAINST THE MAT AS ANDREA USES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BACK IN THE MATCH UP! SLOWLY, ANDREA GETS UP AS SHE GESTURES FOR LAYLA TO GET UP! LAYLA GETS UP AND ANDREA CONNECTS WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN ON LAYLA LOCKHART! LAYLA GOES FLIPPING AROUND AS ANDREA TRIES TO GET THE CROWD FIRED UP AS SHE QUICKLY GETS ON THE TOP ROPE! LAYLA HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING TO HIT HER NEXT AND ANDREA CONNECTS WITH A FRONT MISSILE DROPKICK ON LAYLA! LAYLA GOES DOWN! ANDREA GETS THE FIRE CROWD UP! SHE IS SYMBOLIZING FOR THE END OF THIS MATCH UP! ANDREA GOES FOR THE TOP ROPE! SHE LOOKS AT LAYLA, WHO IS STILL ON THE GROUND AND VVVVVVVVVV-DAAAAAAAAAY!! THE DIVING SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON CONNECTS! ANDREA GOES FOR THE COVER!

Jesse Carlton: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THHHHHHHHHHHRREEEEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Roll With Me” plays as Andrea Valentine gets her arm raised by Jesse Carlton.)

Jasmine Peyton: The winner of this match, ANNNNNNNNNDRRRRRREAAAAAAAA VAAAAAALEEEEEENTTTTTINNNNNNNNNNE!!

Gia Cervantes: What a match! I seriously thought Layla Lockhart had the match in the bag with the elbow drop, but it was Andrea’s heart that got her through the match yet again!

SG1: If Andrea performs at Pain for Pride like she did tonight, I think Showdown, Voltage and Dynasty are going to need to be concerned because there is no stopping this girl!

(Andrea Valentine goes over to Layla Lockhart and helps her up as the two women embrace and talk to each other before Layla leaves the ring for Andrea to celebrate her win.)

Gia Cervantes: What wonderful sportsmanship between the two women! Too bad it will be everyone for themselves at Pain for Pride!

(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Total Avas – season premiere after night 2 of Pain for Pride Festival, June 22! Only on the EAW Network!)

(The camera pans to the ring with two podiums that are occupied by Madison Kaline and Astraea Jordan. Once again, Flannery McCoy is in the middle of the ring.)

Flannery McCoy: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Press Conference for the Grudge Match to determine the number one contender for the Undisputed Women’s World Champion at Pain for Pride XI! Please give it up for, Madison Kaline!

(The crowd begins to boo for Madison, which makes her roll her eyes.)

Flannery McCoy: And, Astraea Jordan!

(The crowd begins to cheer for Astraea, which makes Madison roll her eyes even more.)

Astraea Jordan: I love my fans. Something, Madison wishes she had.

Madison Kaline: I got fans. Unless with mine, they aren’t on the bandwagon like most of yours are.

Flannery McCoy: Wow, it seems like the two of you are very anxious in speaking tonight. So, the ring is yours.

(Flannery exits the ring, leaving both Astraea and Madison to talk with each other in the ring. The two women look at one another to decide who is going to to speak first.)

Madison Kaline: Astraea, I think you’re jealous of me. I mean, I don’t blame you. I’ve done it all in EAW. I’m a former Vixens Champion, Empress of Elite. I’ve defeated women from Aria Jaxon to Cameron Ella Ava. Now, I’m a Hall of Famer. After people that have told me that I am not good enough enough, I give a giant fu to them because I am good enough to be in the Hall of Fame! I am now a legend in the eyes of EAW and there is no one that is going to take that away from me. You are not going to take that away from me, Astraea. Just like you tried to take away my Empress of Elite crown. Just like you tried to take away my EAW career. Guess what, Astraea? I still stand here! I stand here in front of you, ready to dismantle you at Pain for Pride!

Astraea Jordan: Why would I be jealous of a woman who’s had a mediocre career? I’m not jealous of you, Madison. I’m not jealous of you at all. If there is anyone that should be jealous, it’s you. Each time there is some sort of chance for you to be the next top face of Empire, there is someone like me that swoops in and takes that away from you. If not me, then Aria Jaxon. If not Aria, then Andrea Valentine! You would think with the less woman here, this would leave room for you to finally make something out of yourself, but still you find yourself getting shafted by the likes of Stephanie Matsuda and Sienna Jade. I think at some point, you begin to realize that it’s not them that it’s the problem, it’s you —

Madison Kaline: How dare you say that? I have given it my all. I have busted my ass off since losing the Vixens Championship to get to a good path in my career again. It took me two to three years in order to make all of that a reality. Yet, these people want to overlook the fact because I’m not is mentally sane as the other girls in the back. I don’t flash around like Andrea, Aria or even you, Astraea. I realize that I am never going to be like you girls. I’ve accepted that because I rather be hated for something I am than loved for something that I’m not.

Astraea Jordan: Thank God, people don’t like you no matter what.

Madison Kaline: Shut the hell up, Astraea. I am sick of your side comments. You think that it makes you hilarious, but it is so sad. It is so sad just watching you cater to these people. Me? I don’t care if these people love or hate me. They’re allowed to react to me no matter how they like because it doesn’t affect me in the end of the day.

Astraea Jordan: Does it affect you that these people know that #AstraeaBetter? Even your fans know that they cannot compare to me in the ring. I wouldn’t be shocked that after Pain for Pride, they turn on you and hope on the Astraea train because you will finally prove yet again that #MadisonWorse! Madison is just not good enough to hang with me in the ring. You’re looking at the woman who is willing to take you to the limit and finally prove once again why I am the rightful face of Empire and why I should be the next Women’s World Champion!

Madison Kaline: No, it will be me that will push you to the limit. I can sense that being in a grudge match is out of your element, Astraea. It is not a match stipulation that you’re fully comfortable with. You are all about showing off your strength, but I am all about showing how aggressive I can be in the ring. A grudge match helps me by showing the world once again that Madison Kaline is a force to be reckoned with on Empire! Madison Kaline is a woman you don’t want to get on the wrong side of and that is what you’ve done, Astraea. From the moment you pushed me down the stairs and tore my ACL, the moment you made an enemy out of me.

Astraea Jordan: Are we supposed to forget that you attacked me first or am I supposed to magically forget that? I haven’t forgotten Madison. Pushing you down the stairs was me getting revenge and at Pain for Pride, I will add on to that revenge and walk away with a championship opportunity on the season premiere of Empire.

(Astraea steps in front of the podium, but takes the mic off for her to speak out of.)

Astraea Jordan: As for right now, how about we give these people a little sneak peak of what to expect at Pain for Pride?

(Astraea drops the mic and moves over to Madison’s podium, where she pushes it to the side.)

Astraea Jordan (w/out mic): Come on, Madison!

(For a moment, Madison looks like she is ready to fight Astraea right there. The next, Madison exits the ring as she looks back at Astraea on the bottom of the ramp.)

Madison Kaline (w/out mic): Gotta wait till Pain for Pride, Astraea! These people are not worthy of seeing a preview of what you are going to expect from me!

(“Party Goin’ Dumb” — Rico Nasty plays as Astraea Jordan and Madison Kaline are trash talking to each other.)

Gia Cervantes: Now, that got intense in the end! What an interesting war of words!

SG1: I am ready for these two to beat the holy hell out of one another! This Grudge Match can steal the show!

“Red Fraction” by Mell plays over the speakers and Revy emerges from the back to a round of boos, she balls her fists, ignoring the boos and heads down the rampway.

Jasmine Peyton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first, from Houston, Texas weighing in at 5’5″ 126 pounds she is The Brilliant Brawler, RRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

“This Could Be Anywhere in the World” by Alexisonfire blares over the speakers, Madison slowly walks out from the back secluded in her hoodie, she locks eyes with a few fans and then with Revy before making her way to the ring.

Jasmine Peyton: And introducing her opponent from Tampa Bay, Florida weighing in at 5’6″ 120 pounds, she is the Mistress of Death, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDISSSSSSSSSSSONNNNNNNNNNN KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLINNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gia: The two elitists lock up and Madison quickly secures Revy in a stiff headlock, but Revy pushes off, however, Madison still has the headlock sinched in! She drives a few rapid-fire fists into the top of Revy’s skull sending her back a few steps, Madison storms after her! LOOK OUT! AAAAAAAAFFFFFFFFT–

SG1: NOT SO FAST! Revy with the Thesz Press! She’s laying into Madison with a hailstorm of punches! She demounts and picks Madison up and tags her with a vicious knife-edged chop! And another! And yet another, backing Madison up to the ropes! She grabs the arm of Madison and slings her to the opposite ropes parallel to their position and back comes Madison with a running crossbody that connects to Revy! She uses her position to pin Revy!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Gia: A quick kick out by Revy as they both get back up to their feet in an instant! Madison plants a stiff boot to the midsection of Revy but Revy catches her leg and drops down, whipping Madison down with a dragon screw! Madison holds her leg in pain and tries to crawl to her feet but Revy is hot on her trail! She grabs Madison up but Madison sweeps the hands out from under Revy and connects with a forearm which knocks Revy for a loop! She runs towards Revy and launches her to the outside with a front dropkick that sent Revy through the middle rope! What an impressive dropkick by Madison! Revy holds her head on the mat outside as Madison uses the top rope to launch herself over it and lands on top of Revy with a beautiful crossbody!

SG1: Revy obviously taking the worse of the fall but Madison looks like she knicked her knee up a little bit. She slowly gets to her feet and approaches Revy who quickly grabs the hair of Madison and throws her into the barricade with a resounding thud! Revy starts to stomp a mudhole into Madison who is still reeling from being slung into the barricade! Revy yanks Madison up and lifts her up, dropping her on top of the barri–

Gia: However, Madison slips behind Revy and clubs a forearm into the back of her neck! She swings Revy around and whips her into the apron back first! Madison approaches Revy and drives a knee into the stomach area which keels Revy over, the referee’s count is at six now! Madison quickly hops on the apron, I wonder what she – oh my lord! A LEAPING M.O.D FROM THE APRON ONTO THE BACK OF REVY’S NECK! SHE JUST SPIKED HER HEAD ONTO THE OUTSIDE MAT! THE REF IS AT EIGHT AS MADISON ROLLS REVY BACK INTO THE RING! MADISON SLIDES IN AFTER AND HOOKS THE LEGS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

SG1: SHOULDER UP! REVY GOT A SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND! Madison is in disbelief! I don’t think I’ve ever seen her use an M.O.D off of the apron like that before, what an innovative maneuver! Madison pulls Revy up, backing her into the ropes slowly, she Irish whips Revy into the opposite ropes, in comes Madison! SPEAR!!!! NO! Revy hurdles over Madison as they both turn around! Savate kick drills Madison square on the jaw and down she goes! Revy grabs Madison from the mat, look at the sheer strength of Revy! DEADLIFT DDT PLANTS MADISON! Revy quickly hooks the leg!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Gia: NO! KICKOUT BY MADISON! Revy shakes her head and gets back up to her feet, she puts her hands on her knees, waiting for Madison to reach her feet which she does, Madison turns around… RECOIL!!!!!!! IS COUNTERED! MADISON PUSHES OFF AS REVY TURNS AROUND AND GETS IMPALED BY A THUNDEROUS SPEAR! Madison gets to her feet and points to the top rope, she slowly climbs the turnbuckle and she makes sure that Revy is still laid out which she is! Madison flies sky high in the air! SWANTON BOMBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!!

SG1: BUT REVY GETS HER KNEES UP AND STICKS THEM RIGHT INTO THE SPINE OF MADISON! That hurts even looking on from our vantage point! Revy gets up to her feet groggily, she grabs Madison and lifts her high in the air, dropping her down with an impressive falcon arrow slam! A beautiful maneuver by Revy! Madison’s spine has to be killing her! Now it’s Revy who is pointing to the top rope and she starts to ascend the turnbuckle, she looks around, before leaping high into the air and nailing Madison with a picture perfect elbow drop! Madison’s body contorts from the impact! Revy quickly hooks the legs yet again!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

TH-

Gia: AND AGAIN ANOTHER KICKOUT! Revy mumbles to herself, clearly frustrated but as we all know it’s hard to put down the Mistress of Death! She’s battled tested and won’t go down easy. Revy picks Madison up roughly and throws a right hand in her direction but Madison catches her and puts her down with a belly to belly suplex! What impact! Madison hurries towards the ropes and springs back off of them connecting with a beautiful lionsault! Madison is now in firm control of this match as she backs up into the corner, awaiting Revy to get to her feet just like Revy did to her earlier! Revy gets to a knee and turns towards Madison… AAAAAAAAAAFFFFTERRRRRRRRRRLI—UPERRRRRRKICK BY REVY! A JAW JACKING SUPERKICK BY REVY DROPS MADISON FLAT ON HER BACK! Revy grabs the legs of Madison and pulls her towards the ring but all of a sudden Madison latches onto Revy! She’s got her in the DEATH’S GRASP! AN EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL TRIANGLE CHOKE HOLD MANEUVER! REVY IS KICKING HER LEGS TO THE SIDE AND MANAGES TO GET HER FOOT ON THE ROPE, SHE’S LUCKY THAT THEY WEREN’T MORE TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! MADISON BREAKS THE HOLD!

SG1: You got that right, a bullet dodged by Revy! Both women get to their feet even though Revy is still having a coughing fit from that triangle chokehold submission! Madison darts towards Revy and connects with a swinging neckbreaker! Wait, no my mistake, she lost her grip on Revy as she pushed Madison off, Madison turns around, SHOOTING PEACH BY REVY! BUT MADISON SWERVES OUT OF THE WAY! REVY TURNS TOWARDS MADISON! BIG MISTAKE! AAAAAAAAAAAAFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTERRRRRRRRRRRLIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFFFFFFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! JUST ABOUT DECAPITATES REVY! MADISON HOOKS THE LEGS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gia: An impressive victory for Madison Kaline riding on into Pain for Pride!

SG1: You can almost be certain that Astraea had her eyes glued on this match! A very impressive victory indeed.

(FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK OF THE SEASON: Thank you to everyone who watched Thursday Night Empire since January, post-King of Elite; A heartfelt thank you to the roster members who stuck around to help make this one of the most exciting brands to watch week after week; A shoutout thank you to the new members who add their own special flavor to Empire; And a HUGE thank you to the following writers: Darkane da goat, Alexis, Arselex, Raven, and Remi! Apologies if I missed anyone! And of course a special thank you to the soul of the Empire creative team…Cam <3)

(The camera opens to Sienna Jade and Stephanie Matsuda standing at their own podiums, on opposite sides of Flannery McCoy. Kassidy Heart stands near her tag partner, holding Sienna’s Revolt Freeweight Championship. Stephanie Matsuda is alone, with the EAW Women’s World Championship over her shoulder)

Flannery McCoy: Welcome back to Thursday Night Empire! We are here with Empire’s two women’s champions – Revolt Freeweight Champion Sienna Jade!

(The crowd boos much to Sienna’s chagrin)

Flannery: And EAW Women’s World Champion, Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda!

(The crowd cheers much to Cloud’s amusement)

Flannery: Two queens! One throne! At Pain for Pride, only one of these women will be walking out with BOTH championships! This is perhaps the biggest match in Empire’s history! We will hear from-

Sienna: That’s enough McCuck! I’ll be firing the first shots because I have A LOT to say to Dyke Matsuda over there!

Kassidy: That’s right Sienna! You tell ‘em!

Cloud: …

Sienna: I have to say- I wouldn’t be as offended as I am if Cloudy-with-a-chance-of-Ls over there treated me as her equal! Of course I will always be her better, but I would be less disgusted if she acknowledged my status as GOAT!

Kassidy: That’s Greatest of All Time for you idiots in the audience!

Sienna: How is it that I’m being treated as the underdog when I’m the one who held my title longer than Matsuda! When our EAW contracts was signed, Cloud wasn’t even champ yet! I not only proved my mettle by kicking Sheckler’s ass, but I held my own against the missing Gayton Flopstar and Ass-tryhard Jordan!

Kassidy: Get ‘em!

Sienna: I even BEAT Wacksuda’s penpal and chased her tired ass all the way to Japan! By the way, Cloud has never beaten her! For Uglia Jackoff, losing to Sienna Jade was the biggest loss of her sad career! For me? It was just another weekend!

Kassidy: Preach!

Cloud: …

Sienna: Cloud has the audacity to walk around like she actually accomplished something! Oh wow, you beat three women in one night – three of whom I personally made my bitches since my arrival! You tapped out Chelsea!? Who hasn’t put that hoe on her back!? Come on Cloudy! Tell me how you’re going to beat The Unf–kwitable! How are you going to pin the ONE and ONLY Revolt Freeweight Champion- something you can’t say about your own reign!? Come on Matsuda, we’re don’t have all night! We tried to give you the easy way out Cloudy! We really did!

Kassidy: Uh huh!

Sienna: But, you wouldn’t take our offer! Now, I’ll have to end your career “sweets”. That’s all that is left- you hoping I don’t end your sad little life in the middle of that ring! The irony about you Cloud is that I’m a more decorated champ than you! I’ve held numerous titles around the world! You only held that paper ass JET World Championship! I’m sure your sensei Manami gave the belt to you because she felt sorry for you! And as for the man who discovered you, Michael whatever-his-name-is!?

Cloud: …

Sienna: I’m sure he’s rolling in his grave right now! Heh, I’m willing to bet it wasn’t the lariat that kill him…but the idea that his brightest student has FAILED him!

(Cloud narrows her eyes as Sienna starts signing the contract on the table. Jade picks up a mic and grins)

Sienna: Maybe it’s better he’s no longer alive. Looks like God spared him huh?

SG1: OH MY GOD! MATSUDA JUST LAUNCHED HERSELF AT SIENNA JADE WHO WAS PULLED OUT THE WAY BY KASSIDY HEART! CLOUD IS THROWING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT AT THE JADED HEARTS WHO SLID OUT THE RING!

Gia: This is disgusting! Sienna Jade didn’t need to take it there! That’s a new low for her!

SG1: Matsuda is tearing everything up! I never seen the War Queen so enraged before! The Jaded Hearts are hightailing it out of there while laughing along the way! We might see a match tonight if Cloud chases after them!

(Cloud signs the contract and hands it to Flannery. She picks up a mic from the mat and yells at Sienna)

Stephanie: SIENNA JADE!!

(The Jaded Hearts pause on the stage)

Stephanie: SHOUBU HA MADA TSUICHAINAI YO!!

Gia: They have to settle their score…

Stephanie: KOROSU ZO! KOROSITE YARU!!!

Gia: Basically she’s going to kill her…

Stephanie: Koroshite hoshii!? Koroshite hoshi no ka!?

Gia: She’s asking Sienna if she wants to be killed her…

(Stephanie Matsuda throws down the mic and crosses her arms. The Jaded Hearts slowly walk to the back, satisfied with what has transpired. The camera goes back to an angry Cloud before it fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes)