Black Valentine

(RECAP: Highlights are from the iconic career of Brody Sparks is shown. Jacinda Arden, New Zealand’s first ever female prime minister announced October 4th as Brody Sparks Day. While in confessional, various members of Empire current and former spoke about their favorite Brody Sparks moments; Monica Vaughan and Malcolm Jones confronted Flannery McCoy about Madison Kaline’s actions, but the Empire GM admitted that it’s out of her hands and leaves to meet with Cleopatra. While in the ring, Monica Vaughan was attacked by Madison Kaline, but Andrea Valentine swooped in for the rescue. A montage from the epic 6-Woman “Winner Takes All” main event is shown, concluding with the Jaded Wolfe Hearts remaining victorious over The Pride.)

(“Girl Gang” by Leikeli47 plays, as Empire’s NEW intrio plays, which includes Tyler Wolfe and Raven Roberts with their respective titles. The show opens to an aerial view of the Qudos Bank Arena.)
SG1: Welcome down under to another SOLD OUT edition of THURSDAY NIGHT EMPIRE! We are here in Sydney, Australia! I’m “Your Friendly Neighborhood Vixen” SG1 and this is my partner, the gorgeous Alicia Amby!

Alicia Amby: Thank you SG1! Interesting things are happening during the international tour! Our Women’s World Champion and Empress of Elite are both suspended! Madison Kaline has been wreaking havoc upon the Empire roster! If it wasn’t for Andrea Valentine, Monica Vaughan would’ve been her next victim!

SG1: Speaking of Maddie, our general managers will be addressing that issue right now!

(Cori Simmons stands in the middle of the ring.)

Cori Simmons: Please welcome Empire General Manager Flannery McCoy and Assistant General Manager Kendra Shamez!

(“Black or White” by Michael Jackson plays as Flannery and Kendra walk wearing Sydney FC jerseys. The crowd goes nuts as they see their hometown football team represented on tonight’s Empire. The two GMs make their way to the ring where Cori hands Flannery her mic and Kendra a second one.)

Flannery McCoy: First off, I would like to say thank you for coming out here tonight! Kendra and I couldn’t be more excited about tonight’s show! But unfortunately, we’re out here for another reason. Since her return, Madison Kaline has made it abuntantly clear that she refuses to play by the rules here on Thursday Night Empire. Now while the Purple Brand is no stranger to controversy, the actions of Ms. Kaline has forced the EAW Unified Women’s Champion Stephanie Matsuda and the 2018 Empress of Elite, Astraea Jordan to take drastic measures that lead to their suspension.

(The crowd starts booing)

Kendra Shamez: An appeal was made to the board with the suggestion of suspending Madison, but it was denied. Now we won’t get into the boardroom politics of EAW, but I will voice my displeasure at their decision. Everyone here knows I’m the Queen of Controversy, but…I’ve taken a liking to how Flannery does things here on Empire. Stephanie Matsuda has proven her worth as champion and I’m quite excited to see what the Jaded Wolfe Hearts will do with their reign of Tag Team and Specialist Champions. In short, I’ve grown both fond and protective of Empire and will do whatever it takes to keep this ship sailing. Which is why Flannery and I came up with the following decision…

(The camera zooms in on Kendra’s face)

Kendra: If Madison Kaline tries to attack another non-wrestler as she did with Monica Vaughan last week, she will be suspended from Thursday Night Empire…indefinitely.

(The crowd reacts strongly to Kendra’s words)

Kendra: The board may not give a damn about her attacking her fellow roster members, but I’ll be damned if someone who is not a wrestler is treated with acts of violence! Our staff is supposed to feel safe in this environment-

Flannery: Which led to my decision to suspend Stephanie Matsuda and Astraea Jordan. The action belongs in the ring amongst its competitors and needs to stay that way! You see-

(“Kill Jill (Cloudy Remix)” plays as Monica Vaughan walks out with a serious expression on her face.)

SG1: Monica Vaughan? She’s going to be in Andrea’s corner later tonight! Let’s see what she has to say about the situation!

Alicia: I doubt she’ll be discussing tonight’s main event. This probably has to do with her fiancee…

(Monica climbs into the ring and asks for a mic. Flannery gives her mic and steps aside.)

Monica Vaughan: I apologize for interrupting, but I thought I should give everyone an update regarding Stephanie’s suspension. You see, I just arrived in Sydney this morning, after a flight from Connecticut. I spend the majority of the week in a series of meeting with HRDO and Ryan Adams himself. I fought hard for an appeal, but ultimately Stephanie will be suspended until October 31st (laughs) and will be free to compete on the November 1st edition of Empire!

(Crowd cheers)

Monica: I explained to them that it wasn’t a good look for one of their world champions to be kept from active competition for a long period of time…especially when her current contract is coming to an end.

Flannery & Kendra: …

Monica: Don’t worry ladies, Matsuda isn’t competing in Japan anytime soon, unless if it’s to do business with her own company. And as for Philly, they can’t even match the money she’s making here, so your star elitist is comfortable here…for now. All Cloud wants is a crack at Maddie in the squared circle. Which reminds me…

(Monica rubs her chin)

Monica: Malcolm Jones – lovely fella btw – informed me that Astraea will be returning on the same day two. She too would like a crack at Ms. Kaline, so do what you will with that.

Flannery: Well, that’s good to hear. Tell Cloud how sorry we are-

Monica: Stephanie doesn’t give a damn about your apology, Flannery. As far as she’s concerned, you failed her. You failed her when Kendra and her band of merry c–ts nearly cost Steph her title and career! Yeah, “sweets” I haven’t forgotten about that!

(Monica eyes Kendra up and down. She turns her attention back to Flannery.)

Monica: You failed her when The Crowe’s Nest nearly killed her best friend, and you failed her when you allowed a woman like Madison Kaline to nearly beat me to death before her very eyes! If it wasn’t for Andrea, I would be in the hospital or worse! So save your apologies for someone who cares Flannery.

(Monica steps to Flannery)

Monica: I’ll be playing the world’s smallest violin from my home in Brooklyn.

(Monica leaves the ring while Flannery looks on with irritation written across her face. Kendra just shrugs and leaves the ring.)

SG1: Monica Vaughan let Flannery have it! In a way, I can’t blame her! But alas, business is business.

Alicia: You can tell that Monica’s words had an impression on the general manager. When we come back, Daisy Thrash will be in action against Jocelyn Sky!

(Commercial Break: Apple Music commercial featuring the music of EAW!)

(Cori Simmons stands in the center of the ring, preparing to announce the contenders for the next match)

Cori Simmons: The following contest is set for one fall!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Cori Simmons: Introducing first, weighing in at 110 pounds and hailing from Phoenix Arizona, Jocelyn Sky!

(“High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco plays as Jocelyn Sky makes her way down the ramp.)

Alicia Amby: Jocelyn is a newcomer here at Empire, hoping to get what would be undoubtedly be considered an upset victory over Daisy Thrash!

SG1: Upset would be an understatement! Daisy just took Cloud to the limit, now we’ll see how she does against one of Cloud’s pupils!

Cori Simmons: Introducing her opponent, weighing in at 115 pounds, from Seattle Washington, The Razorblade Snowflake…Daisy Thrash!

(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy plays as Daisy makes her way to the ring.)

Alicia Amby: Daisy is determined to prove to Jocelyn just what she’s made of here tonight, SG1, she’s likely looking to make quick work of the Ms. Sky!

SG1: Well, she’ll need to be careful for sure, Jocelyn may be new, but her style is familiar to Daisy. We’ll see if Bulletproof has managed to accommodate to Matsuda Lucharesu or not.

(Cori exits the ring as the referee calls for the bell to begin the match.)

DING!DING!DING!

Alicia Amby: Daisy starts to clap, getting the crowd behind her as she circles to the right, forcing Jocelyn to circle as well. After firing the crowd up, Daisy turns her full attention to her opponent, going for a collar and elbow tie up…No! Jocelyn ducks it, and hits a dropkick to Daisy’s shoulder, knocking her to the mat! She quickly moves to catch a headlock, but Daisy is too fast and slips out, instead catching Sky in a rear chin lock!

SG1: Daisy looks like she has an answer for Jocelyn’s quickness so far, and keeping the match on the ground is an excellent way to make sure jocelyn can’t build any momentum!

Alicia Amby: That’s right, SG1, Jocelyn is already doing everything she can to reach the ropes, but it looks like Daisy has her grounded fairly well. Sensing that she isn’t going to beat Sky with the hold, though, Daisy, in a show of sportsmanship, releases the chin lock and quickly makes her way to her feet, allowing Jocelyn to return to a vertical base. What a show of respect there!

SG1: True, it is, but it’s also a risk! Daisy had her grounded, and now she has to start all over. I hope the Razorblade Snowflake knows what she is doing!

Alicia Amby: Well, it look like what she is doing is an Irish whip! Daisy drops to the mat as Jocelyn runs past, then hops up and nails a dropkick of her own, knocking Jocelyn back to the mat! Not giving her opponent a chance to breathe, though, Daisy pulls her back up and hooks her tights for a snap suplex! Jocelyn is quickly back on her feet, but is met with a Japanese style Arm drag, then another! Daisy is on fire! Yet another arm drag, and now Jocelyn is looking a dit disoriented! Daisy hits another dropkick, flooring Jocelyn yet again, then backs up and seems to be setting up for something…ANARCHY IN THE WA! Daisy hit the Thez press and is driving her fist into the side of Jocelyn’s head!

SG1: Daisy is on fire! She stands and shakes the ropes in excitement! Up till now she’s been on top of things, she needs to keep that pace going, though, and not underestimate her opponent! Jocelyn is making her way to her feet…Daisy goes for a bodyslam….NO QUICK ROLL UP FROM JOCELYN!

ONE!

TWO!

KICKOUT!

Alicia Amby: Daisy almost paid dearly! Jocelyn isn’t done yet though, and looks to build some momentum of her own with a hip toss to Daisy as she is standing! Daisy tries to roll through but is met with a running headscissors! Daisy falls back to the corner as now it’s Jocelyn Sky’s turn to be fired up! As Daisy pulls herself to her feet in the corner, Jocelyn, moving quickly runs towards her…SKY COMBO! The corner kick, legsweep, and slingshot dropkick combination has left Daisy in a bit of trouble here! Sensing her chance for a victory, Jocelyn climbs the turnbuckle…

(“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed plays suddenly over the loudspeakers, distracting Jocelyn long enough for Daisy to recover)

SG1: I don’t know what’s going on with our sound system, but someone needs to fix that! Daisy has made it back to her feet in the meantime, and Jocelyn, still looking towards the entrance ramp in confusion, shakes it off and goes for a missile dropkick…MISS! Daisy managed to side step away from the attack!

Alicia Amby: Daisy looks ready to end this now, not wanting to take any more chances with Jocelyn…EAT THE RICH! Daisy hit the spinning heel kick, and Jocelyn is in trouble! Thrash goes for the pin…

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

DING!DING!DING!

SG1: Good effort by Jocelyn, but she was distracted at the last second, and it was just enough for Daisy to capitalize!

(“Raise Hell” by Dorothy plays as Daisy raises her arms in celebration and makes her way up the ramp)

(Backstage Layla Lockhart marches up to Raven Roberts who is reading emails on her phone.)

Layla: Raven! We need to talk!

(Raven closes her eyes in annoyance.)

Raven: No. We don’t. Please leave, Layla.

(Layla is undaunted and puts her hand over Raven’s phone, forcing the Bird of Prey to look up at Lockhart.)

Raven: What is this? You’re going to try to convince me that there is still good in me? Please, Layla, if you haven’t figured it out by now then I must have beaten you harder than I thought back on draft night. (She pulls the phone out from under Layla’s hand and looks down again.) Now Leave.Me.Alone.

(Layla steels herself and knocks Raven’s phone to the floor with a clatter.)

Layla: No! I’m tired of you thinking you don’t have to answer for what you’ve done. Tired of it, Raven! I’ll admit that maybe I see too much good in people, but why is that a bad thing?! Why is hoping for the best all of a sudden not something that is appreciated? You help take out my eye, and it doesn’t bother you, you break Revy’s neck, and it doesn’t bother you…The Raven I know would never do something like that! I won’t stand for it anymore. If I can’t make you see the light then I can sure beat the daylights out of you every time you try something! You’re not doing this anymore, not on my watch.

(Raven laughs at Layla.)

Raven: HA! “Not on my watch!” What are you? Look, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Remi is right…you have this pathological need to make everything about yourself. I’d say it was the saddest thing about you, but truth be told I don’t have the actual time needed to break your whole personality down to make sure. Look, Layla, this isn’t Star Wars, you’re not going to make me see the light…if the Raven you knew wouldn’t do those things then maybe you never really knew me, did you ever think of that?

(Raven steps up to Layla, now looking down at her)

Raven: I do have one regret about Revy, though…see, I never really particularly cared about her, it was just business…I wish it had been you in the ring. I wish it’d been your neck that broke.

(She steps back from Layla, who looks crushed, and picks up her phone.)

Raven: There, now, like I said…Leave.Me.Alone.
(Layla pulls herself together and does not leave.)

Layla: I’m not going anywhere, Raven, so you better be looking over your shoulder the next time you try to hurt someone, cause I’ll be there! (She starts to walk in the direction of her locker room.) Someone has to stop you, Raven!

(Raven rolls her eyes as Layla walks away. She looks up in time to see Remi McQueen walking down a corridor across the room from her, head down. A murderous smile crosses Raven’s lips.)

Raven: Let’s see you try to stop this, Layla…

(Raven follows after Remi as the camera fades out.)

(Sofia Clarke is seen sitting across from Stephanie Matsuda and Astraea Jordan in an undisclosed location)

Sofia Clarke: Good evening. I’m here with Stephanie Matsuda and Astraea Jordan. Two weeks ago the two of you was suspended from active competition. This wasn’t only due to your coordinated attack on Madison Kaline, but the assault on the referees as well. This act of violence along with the ensuing suspension has sent shockwaves through the EAW Universe. While you’re both no stranger to violence, the world got to see a side of you two nobody is used to seeing. What prompted this change in attitude.

(There’s a long pause for a moment as Cloud and Astraea look at each other.)

Astraea Jordan: I’ll take this.

Stephanie Matsuda: Go ahead.

Astraea: Listen, we’re not entirely proud of what we did two weeks ago. It was never our intention to attack those referees, but we did what we thought was right at the time. Ever since Maddie came back to town, she kept messing with us, pushing us to the limit. You don’t get the luxury of doing whatever you want without some clapback, so she got hers.

Sofia: But you two got the short end of the stick.

Stephanie: I doubt that. Your world champion and Empress of Elite are suspended for thirty days. If anything, this is going to hurt EAW in the long run. Quite possibly in the next few months…

Sofia: What does that mean?

Stephanie: You’ll see.

(Astraea and Sofia stare at Cloud with puzzled looks on their faces.)

Sofia: Will you be intent on getting revenge?

Astraea: There’s nothing to be vengeful about. It is the duty of an empress and her champion to eradicate whatever plague is unleashed upon their people. In this case, the plague dyed its hair blonde and has a blue tongue.

Stephanie: Just like a goblin.

Astraea: Uh huh.

Astraea: Maddie is like a child who refuses to let old grudges die. I beat her already – in fact we both did. We’re done with her and want to move on to better things.

Stephanie: Like our opponents for Bloodletter – whoever they may be. I’m sure Maddie still harbors ill feelings about leaving The Coven, but she has to deal with that on her own. I’m tired of having to answer for my past. I’m trying to build something on Empire. The division’s been the best it’s ever been. Name a generation of women more dominant than the ones we have right now!? And it’s only going to get even more amazing from here on out!

Astraea: And Maddie is jealous that she’s not a part of that. While she took her ball and went room, I dominated this year’s EOE and Cloud submitted Cameron Ella Ava herself in the middle of the ring! We’re beyond Maddie’s scope – and she knows it.

Sofia: So I take it that this suspension isn’t a break for the two of you, huh?

Astraea: Not in the least.

Stephanie: I invited Astraea to train with me at the War Room Dojo. On the night of our arrival, it’s us versus Maddie and whoever’s dumb enough to have her back. If Flannery wants us to keep it in the ring, fine.

Astraea: But one way or another, her ass is ours.

Sofia Clarke: This is interesting. You two will be going to war at Road to Redemption, but right now you’re allies.

Stephanie: Well, as the old Sanskrit proverb by Kautliya goes “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Actually, the original is “The king who is likewise situated close to the enemy, but separated from the conqueror only by the enemy, is termed the friend of the conqueror.” In this case, Astraea is the king, I’M the conqueror, and Maddie…is our common ENEMY.

(Stephanie stands up)

Stephanie: Come on Astraea, we got work to do.

Astraea: Let’s put that work in.

(Astraea stands up)

Stephanie: The EAW Universe won’t be seeing us for a couple of weeks. Deuces.

(Both women walk towards the door, leaving Sofia Clarke on her own.)

(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Recap of last week’s Dynasty)

**DING DING DING**

Corie Simmons: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!

( ‘I Am The Animal’ by Will Ryan blares throughout the arena along with an eruption of boos. Sazae Hangaku slowly walks out to the stage, looking up, revealing her eerie facepaint. )

Corie Simmons: Introducing first! From Yomi-no-Kuni, weighing in at 137 pounds… SAAAAZAEEEEEE HANGAAAAKKKU!!!!!!

Alicia: If you haven’t seen Sazae Hangaku in action before, you have alot to see from this talented woman. She may give you an eerie, uncomfortable feeling by the look of her facepaint, but behind that facepaint is talent that only the best can buy! Being the youngest daughter out of a big-deal business family, she has come to the United States to spread the influence of her household name!

( Sazae Hangaku smirks at the crowd as she heads to her corner. “Roar” by Katy Perry hits to an eruption of cheers as Mali Evans makes her energetic entrance to the Empire squared circle )

SG1: Alicia, don’t underestimate this woman though! After months of battling alongside The Pride and producing five star matches like its nothing, she is probably the most talented in this division. There is a huge reason why she calls herself a workhorse, day in and day out, she proves everyone wrong by outdoing everyone else.

**DING DING DING **

Alicia: The match is underway as both women charge into each other, engaging in a collar-and-elbow tie up! Sazae quickly turns it into a wrist lock as Mali bridges down and flips up. BUT SAZAE IMMEDIATELY TAKES HER DOWN WITH A LEG SWEEP! Cover!

ON-

SG1: What a quick cover and a quick kickout! No point of going for pinfalls here as you have not inflicted any damage in order to pick up a pinfall victory this early! That leg sweep though was unexpected and took Mali out of her game. Sazae now embedding her nails into the back of Mali, while also raining down elbow strikes to the side of her face! The crowd now clapping in harmony, cheering on Mali as she begins to fight out of it!

Alicia: She rolls Kazae over and jumps up! AND CRUSHES KAZAE WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!!!!!! Mali now picking Kazae up with her hair, lifting her up in a suplex position!!!!!! BUT KAZAE FLIPS OVER HER AND PLANT Evans WITH A SAITO SUPLEX!!!

ONE..
TW-

Alicia: Kick out! You know, Mali has just come out of a grueling championship match from last week’s Empire. What a match The Pride and the Tyler Wolfe Hearts put on last week but, is Mali mentally prepared here tonight?

SG1: Mali Evans is always mentally prepared. Day in and day out, she is in her best, she pulls out amazing techniques, counters, and five star matches. Sazae now slowly separating her fingers AND PULLS THEM PART! She then proceeds to grab one of her fingers, pulling her up and SNAPS IT!!!!! DID YOU HEAR THAT??!!?!?!? THE SOUND OF THE SNAP WAS HEARD AROUND THE ARENA!!!! Mali NOW BAWLING IN PAIN AS SAZAE SPINS AROUND!!! DISCUS LARIAT!!! NO!!!!!! Mali WITH A SIDE KICK OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!!!!! SAZAE JUST GOT BROKE IN HALF WITH THAT DEVASTATING SIDE KICK FROM Mali!!!

Alicia: Mali now climbing up the turnbuckles as Sazae is still feeling the after effects of that kick! Evans is perched atop the turnbuckles!!! SHE SOARS OFF!!!!!! BUT SAZAE SLIDES UNDER Mali!!! Mali LANDS ON HER FEET, ROLLING TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WHILE SAZAE CHARGES INTO HER!!!!! Mali dodges the clothesline attempt as SAZAE JUMPS ONTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!! AND FLIPS BACKWARDS!!!! OH!!!!! Mali CAUGHT HER WITH A SUPERKICK!!!!! Mali QUICKLY LIFTS HER UP!!!!! AND DRILLS HER INTO THE MAT WITH A BRAINBUSTER DDT!!! COVER!!!

ONE…
TWO…
THR-

Alicia: She gets her shoulder up! Mali now waiting for Sazae to get up on her feet! This could be it for Sazae after that superkick out of nowhere! Mali RUNS INTO SAZAE!!!! OH!!! SAZAE WENT FOR A BICYCLE KNEE BUT Mali CAUGHT HER KNEE!!!! Mali FLIPS SAZAE OVER BUT SHE LANDS ON HER FEET!!!!! OH!!!! Mali WITH A BICYCLE KNEE OF HER OWN!!!!!!! Hangaku goes spaghetti legged out of the ring as the crowd cheers on Mali Evans!

SG1: Evans RUNS THE ROPES AND SOARS IN BETWEEN THE ROPES!!!! SUICIDE DIVE!!!! NO!!!!! SAZAE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK IN MID AIR!!!!!!!! SHE NOW GRABS Evans AND GRABS HER TIGHTS!!!! AND LIFTS HER UP AND SLAMS HER DOWN ONTO THE APRON WITH A URANAGE SLAM!!!!! She immediately rolls her into the ring and crawls over for the cover!

ONE..
TWO…
TH-

SG1: Oh!!!!!! Both women have caught each other by surprise! First, Evans with that superkick out of nowhere and now Sazae with that unexpected brutal roundhouse kick in mid air. As we are speaking, Sazae is climbing up the turnbuckles, overlooking the staggered Mali Evans! SAZAE JUMPS OFF!!!! DIVING HEADBUTT!!! NO!!!! Evans GETS HER KNEES UP!!!!! SAZAE GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE KNEECAP OF Evans!!!!! BOTH WOMEN FEELING THE IMPACT!!! SAZAE SUFFERING THE AFTER EFFECTS OF POSSIBLE BRAIN DAMAGE AS Evans HOLDS HER KNEE IN AGONY!

Alicia: Mali rolled out to the apron and begins to hype up the crowd. She is on her feet while Sazae has no idea where she is! Sazae turns around as Mali SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES!!! OH SAZAE CATCHES HER!!!!! SHE CARRIES HER AROUND THE RING BUT Mali JUMPS OUT OF THE HOLD AND SHOVES HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!!!! Mali charges into the corner but Sazae leans in and flips Mali over the ropes!

SG1: Evans lands on her feet and rests at the apron BUT SAZAE QUICKLY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!!! OH!! Evans WITH A SLINGSHOT SPEAR!!!! NO!!! SAZAE CATCHES HER AND DRILLS HER WITH A ROPE HUNG DDT!!!! COVER!!

ONE..
TWO..
THRE-

SG1: NO!!! SHE KICKS OUT!!!!! After Evans’ head was violently planted into the ring canvas with that rope hung ddt, I thought it was over! Not only is Evans and Sazae outsmarting each other, they are single-handedly torturing each other! Both women now on their feet as Sazae picks Mali up! OH!! Mali WITH A POWERFUL FOREARM TO THE JAWLINE OF SAZAE!!!!! Mali now hooking her up!! INVERTED POWERSLAM!! NO!!!! SAZAE LANDS ON HER FEET AND PICKS Evans UP!!!! MOARRRRNING RAINNN!! THE SAMOAN DRIVER CONNECTS!!!!

ONE….
TWO…
THREE-

Alicia: SHE GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!! Samoan Driver out of nowhere, taking Mali out of her game! That is how 95 percent of this match has been like! Counter after counter! Both women has obviously done their homework well tonight! Sazae now setting Evans up in a pumphandle hold!!!! AND LIFTS HER UP!!! DEVIL’S MACHINE!!! NO!!!!!! Mali COUNTERS INTO A STO DRIVER!!! THE LIONESS FIRE CONNECTS AS Mali HOVERS OVER FOR THE COVER!!!!

ONE…
TWO…
THREEEEEEEEEE

SG1: KICK OUT!!!!! ONCE AGAIN THE NEON OMI REFUSES TO LOSE THIS MATCH!!!! Mali Evans now using Sazae’s tights to pull her up! LIONESS PRIDE!!! NO!!! SAZAE JUMPS OVER THE SWEEPING ARM!!!! MASAAAAAAMUUUUUNE!!! THE SPIN KICK CONNECTS!!!!!! BLACK OUT FOR Evans!!!!!

ONE…
TWO..
THREEEEEEEE

**DING DING DING**

( ‘I Am The Animal’ by Will Ryan blasts through the speaker as Sazae collapses into the mat )

Alicia: Sazae Hangaku pulling off a surprise victory night by defeating the always formidable Mali Evans in fashion! Like we’ve said before, both women had each other scouted and kept outsmarting each other!

SG1: Both women definitely had the fans on the edge of the seat and brought their best in them in this highly-contested match! However, the women known as the Cannibal of Shibuya, walks out of this match as the victor!

(Cut to backstage Remi McQueen is walking down a corridor towards when a voice from behind stops her.)

???: How’s Revy’s neck? To be honest, I didn’t think I could break it like I did. You should have heard the pop it made…

(Remi turns around, seething, to face Raven Roberts. Raven gives a sarcastic smile and leans forward a bit.)

Raven: POP!

(She smirks but is met immediately with a right haymaker from Remi, knocking her back. Remi rushes forward to continue the assault but is met with an uppercut from Raven that stuns the ScareCrowe. Seizing the opportunity, she grabs the back of Remi’s head and slams her face first into the cinderblock wall, smashing her nose to a bloody pulp, and leaving a splatter from the impact. Trying to stop Raven from slamming her face a second time, Remi blindly grabs at Raven’s ear and grabs an earring. She yanks hard, tearing the lobe in the process of ripping the earring out, and causing Raven to let her go. Now in a daze, Remi swings wildly at Raven twice, catching her jaw with the second swing while Raven clutches at her bloody ear, and Remi manages to get her bearings enough to bring Raven into a Muay Thai clinch. She brings Raven’s head down to her knee, opening a cut along Robert’s cheek, and brings an elbow down on the back of her head.

Raven manages to break the clinch from the still dazed Remi, and claws at her face, ripping her eyepatch off and leaving a nasty gash along the side of McQueen’s face from Raven’s fingernail. Eyes wide with rage, Raven drags Remi down the corridor to an open area and throws her toward several production boxes. Remi stumbles into them, and takes a moment to clear her head from the attack, blood running from both nostrils and pooling on the box she’s leaned over. Raven, meanwhile, is seen from behind, holding a metal tool box by both ends.

Remi manages to catch the motion from the corner of her eye, and ducks just as the tool box comes flying through the space her head just was. She drives her foot into the side of Raven’s knee, buckling it sideways and dropping her to the ground. Grabbing a wrench from the spilled toolbox, Remi swings at Raven’s head, but, due to still being slightly dazed, just missed and takes out a chunk of the floor instead. Roberts grabs Remi’s arm and tries to pull her down for a submission hold, but Remi slips her arm out of the sleeve of her jacket, and rolls out of the hold.

Raven flails her arms over and grabs the wrench Remi just dropped, swinging it full force into Remi’s abdomen. Remi stumbles back with a cough and Raven swings the wrench a second time, but Remi dodges backwards and lands a punch on Raven’s torn ear and kicks the back of her injured knee, causing the Amazon to drop the wrench and crumble to the ground. Remi then grabs the wrench and tries to bring it down like a hammer on Raven. But Raven uses her good leg to kick the weapon out of Remi’s hand and plant an upwards kick into Remi’s jaw, sending her stumbling backwards. Raven rushes to her feet and, limping as she goes, charges and tackles Remi to the ground. Raven begins to rain fists into Remi’s broken face. Remi covers up as best she can and eventually turn over to cover her face but leaving herself open to shots. Raven drops elbows into the back of Remi’s head, opening another gash before Remi gets her feet under her, standing with the larger woman on her back and driving her backwards into a brick wall. Raven head snaps back into the wall and she collapses to the ground and Remi stumbles for a moment.

Production aides scramble in the background as Raven manages to return to her feet, limping slightly, and faces Remi. Both women’s faces are covered in a sheen of blood as they eye each other with hatred. Letting loose a scream of rage, Remi rushes forward and grabs a handful of Raven’s hair with one hand, the other driving like a piston into the side of her head. Raven reaches up and claws at McQueen’s good eye, causing the Muay Thai fighter to back away holding her eye. Trying to capitalize, Raven rushes forward, but Remi catches her in a trip and puts Raven flat on her back. Mounting her opponent, pinning her shoulders with her knees, Remi gives a bloody sneer at Raven. She doesn’t see Raven reach over and grab the earring she’d just lost.)

Remi: Y’wanna know what it’s like to have one eye, bitch?

(Remi looms over Raven as blood from her nose splatters onto the Bird of Prey’s face, and draws back her elbow to bring it straight down into the eye of Raven. Not satisfied with the damage, she pulls back to do it again but is caught by the legs of Roberts who uses the distraction to work her way from under Remi’s knees. Her left eye is starting to swell closed already from the assault from Remi, Raven makes it to her feet at the same time as Remi and the two stumble towards each other. Lunging at her enemy, Raven comes just short as Remi drives a knee into her gut, then cracks her across the jaw with a counterpunch.

Light headed from blood loss, Remi stumbles away as Raven limps after. The two stumble towards the administrative area, leaving a trail of bloody footprints in their wake. Raven reaches out and catches the back collar of Remi’s shirt, tearing it half off and leaving bloody scratches down her now exposed back. Raven then pins Remi face first against the wall pressing into her back. Eyeing the “Sally and Linus” tattoo on Remi’s shoulder, Raven drives the spike of the earring she’d picked back up into the tattoo and drags it around, tearing at Remi’s flesh. Remi bucks backwards and finally manages to get Raven off her, the earring still in Remi’s flesh. Arching her back in pain, Remi turns to face Raven and gestures for her to bring it on. Raven rushes towards Remi who catches a head lock and allows herself to be pushed back into a wooden door marked “Kendra Shamez – Co-GM of Empire”. Her head snaps back and hits the door, causing Remi’s eye to daze over as she releases Raven’s head. Smiling maniacally, Raven grabs Remi by the forehead and starts slamming the back of her head into the door, each strike giving a solid thud. After twice being slammed into the door, Remi slumps to the floor, nearly unconscious, and Raven backs off, slapping her knee, trying to get feeling back into it. Seeing McQueen slumped helpless against the door, Raven seems to get an idea and runs toward her, meaning to drive her knee into the face of Remi. Sensing the strike more so than seeing it, Remi moves in time for Raven to drive herself knee first into the door, leaving Raven leaning on it for support. Remi pulls herself to her feet, and takes a step back for seperation. She then drives the heel of her foot into Raven’s back, breaking the door from its hinges and sending Roberts into the office. Kendra looks on in shock as Raven crumples in a heap on the ground on top of the remains of her office door and a bloody Remi stumbles in from the hallway.)

Kendra Shamez: WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK ARE YOU TWO DOING?!

(Ignoring the yells, Remi drops down beside Raven and starts dropping heavy hammer blows, which Raven deflects the best she can before grabbing the back of Remi’s head and forcing her down into a headbutt, further damaging the nose of McQueen. As the two continue to brawl on the floor Kendra pulls out her phone and calls security.)

Kendra Shamez: GET HERE NOW, BRING SOMETHING TO STOP A FIGHT!

(She hangs up angrily as she watches the two combatants on her floor trying to kill one another, splatters of blood flying onto the walls and ceiling of her office. Remi continues dropping hammers and elbows from the top as Raven deflects what shots she can and swings into Remi’s broken nose as well as her ribs. A few moments later, Remi stiffens and jerks wildly, the earring in her back sparks and flies out of her flesh as the electric popping of a taser can be heard. Due to being under Remi, Raven also spasms from the taser before they both collapse into a pile on the floor and are restrained by security. Kendra looks over at her desk at the two laying now in pools of their own blood.)

Kendra Shamez: THAT’S IT, IM DONE WITH YOU TWO! You wanna kill each other? Fine, it’ll be doing me a favor, but you’re not doing it here. Neither of you better lay a hand on the other until Bloodletter, or there will be consequences. You wanna settle this? You can do it there! I’ll figure out how later, but in the meantime (She looks to the security team) Get them out of here and to medical…separate rooms, for Christ’s sake, and keep them apart!

(The Security team removes Remi and Raven’s unconscious bodies, taking them to medical rooms on separate ends of the arena.)

(COMMERCIAL BREAK: Bible Stories with Constance Blevins!)

Cori: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Cori: And it is to determine the number one contender for the EAW Specialists Championship!!

(Crowd cheers for the announcement but descends into a mixed reaction as “All Star” by Smash Mouth hits and Harlow Reichert makes her entrance)

Cori: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Christchurch, New Zealand, weighing in at 155 pounds… HAAARRRLLLOOWWWWW RRRREEEIIICCHHHEEERRRTT!!!!

Alicia: Harlow has shown a change of attitude lately that’s helped her find some momentum but has her mindset changed enough to continue propelling her forward? I do find it odd that she isn’t being cheered by her home country.

SG1: Well that’s because she’s from New Zealand. And this is Australia. We aren’t in her home country.

(Harlow enters the ring and the crowd settles for a moment before exploding as “Furious 2” by Niklas Gustavsson hits the speakers and Clara Lovelace makes her entrance accompanied by Cameron Ella Ava)

Cori: And her opponent, making her way to the ring accompanied by EAW Hall of Famer, Cameron Ella Ava, from Roswell, New Mexico, weighing in at 120 pounds… CLLLAAARRRAAAAA LOOOOVVEELLAACCEEE!!!!

SG1: Clara also won the 2018 Young Lions Cup which guarantees her a future opportunity at the Specialists Championship.

Alicia: How interesting would it be if Clara managed to win the Specialists title from Tyler Wolfe as well as hold her Young Lions Cup as an insurance policy? She’d have free reign over the division!

SG1: Well, first she needs to win this match, which looks like it’s ready to go.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Alicia: And Clara begins to move towards the center, but it seems Harlow will stay where she is. Maybe she wants Clara to come to her? Clara doesn’t seem sure how to approach, probably looking to avoid a trap. Harlow takes a deep sigh places her hands behind her head. Clara looks to Cam a bit puzzled and now Harlow… yawns?!? What is this? Now she turns around and folds her arms and leans against the turnbuckle… is she trying to take a nap against the damn corner of the ring in the middle of competition? What the hell is this? This is a contendership match for a championship! A CHAMPIONSHIP! Cameron Ella Ava looks perplexed. Clara shrugs it off and decides to take what she’s given. Clara rushes in behind Harlow and drops behind her for a roll up… BUT HARLOW SCOOPS THE HEAD AND ROLLS THROUGH INTO A SMALL PACKAGE OF HER OWN!!!

ONE!

TWO!

T—

Clara kicks out at the last second but the surprise counter nearly got her! Harlow knows everyone perceives her as not caring enough so she must’ve planned that knowing Clara would try to capitalize! Now look at Harlow! She stands ready for action! Knees bent, arms out, still loose but eyes focused on Clara! Clara is leaned against the bottom rope unsure of what she’s looking at! Her gameplan may have just changed!

SG1: Well she better figure out the new version with some quickness because she can’t sit on the mat all day! Harlow comes in and grabs Clara by the boot and just yanks her up by the ankle and uses the fact that Lovelace was holding the ropes to pop her into the air and have her crash down to the mat! Harlow now drops on top of Clara and lands a few shots before trying to secure a shoulder lock! She’s twisting the arm but look! Clara rotated her arm back and out of the pressure before slipping from under Harlow and out of the ring! She walks up to her beloved coach.

Cam (off mic): What are you doing?

Clara (off mic): This isn’t what we prepared for!

Cam (off mic): I prepared you for a top level match in EAW. Now go have one! Adapt and fight!

(Clara looks at Cam. She takes a deep breath and nods at her coach before looking at Harlow in the ring and rolling in)

Alicia: Cam schooling the rookie in adaptability. Something she’s mastered by facing opponents of all different types in her career. And Clara has a challenge tonight in a focused Harlow. Miss Reichert just barely took a loss this past Monday on Battleground and she’s already lost before to Clara so she’s obviously prepared for some course correction here tonight! Clara now on her feet in the ring but Harlow is already on her! Harlow knees Clara in the stomach! FATES END!!!! The kiwi crusher plants Clara in a pinning position!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cori: Here is your winner by pinfall, and new number one contender to the EAW Specialists Championship…. HAARRRLLLOOOWWWW RRRREEIIICCHHEERRTTT!!!

(“All Star” by Smash Mouth hits as Harlow has her hand raised and slides out of the ring and celebrates up the ramp. Cam slides in the ring to check on her student)

SG1: Wow! What a shockingly quick win by Harlow tonight! She had Clara scouted to the letter!
The Pixel Princess is talented, but she has a lot to learn!

Alicia: I don’t think Clara came in taking Harlow’s talent lightly, but she clearly wasn’t expecting what she got tonight! That’s what Cam meant by adapting! Harlow Reichert versus Tyler Wolfe for the Specialists Championship! Coming to a television screen near you!

(Bommercial for Bloudy’s Blasian Buffalo Bhicken)

(Downtown Sydney. Sienna Jade, Tyler Wolfe, and Kassidy Heart are hanging out in a downtown pub, surrounded by fans. All three women are standing on a small stage, each with a mic in their hand. The pub is decorated with multi-colored balloons and a “Welcome Home” sign hanging from the ceiling.)

Kassidy Heart: Welcome to the first annual…

Jaded Wolfe Hearts: JADED WOLFE HEARTS HOMECOMING PARTY!

(the fans cheer as all three women smile on)

Tyler Wolfe: Now this was just going to be a small occasion with friends and family, but we couldn’t help ourselves! We are surrounded by the best damn blokes money can’t buy!

Sienna Jade: While I’m not Austrailian, my two sisters here have designated me a ‘Honorary Aussie’ and let me say that there’s nowhere I would rather be right now than beside my two fellow champions!

Kassidy: Our dearly departed Bloud C–tsuda may be long gone, but fear not Aussie EAW Universe! The Jaded Wolfe Hearts are here to fill in as the faces of Empire…permenantly.

Sienna: To be honest Kass, we were always the faces of Empire!

Tyler: She does make a good point. We tore The Pride to shreds this week! There’s nobody more dominant than us right now!

Kassidy: And let me tell you guys, we’re just getting started! It’s not over between u and those -1% rejects! I will not rest until that ass clown Theron is wiped clean from my memory-

(A random Aussie comes out from the crowd and hands Sienna card.)

Sienna: What’s this?

Random Aussie: I don’t know, someone gave it to me.

Tyler: Who!?

Sienna: This looks like a cross.

(Kassidy takes the card)

Kassidy: Give me that…

(Kassidy stares at the card. The camera zooms in, showing a blue calling card with a silver cross as the scene fades out.)

(Cori Simmons is standing in the ring)

Cori Simmons: Please welcome back, the longest reigning women’s champion and former Empire General Manager…CLEOPATRA!

(“Mona Lisa” BY Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar plays as Cleopatra walks out, dressed in black. She smiles at the mixed reaction she’s receiving as she makes her way down the ramp.)

SG1: It’s been over a year since we’ve last seen Cleopatra in an arena. Her last appearance was back at Pain for Pride X where she lost control of Empire from Tarah Nova in a barbed wire death match! Now, she’s resigned with EAW as an active competitor! I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s back for one reason…

Alicia Amby: To stop Stephanie Matsuda from beating her record?

SG1: Exactly.

(The camera fades to a screenshot of a tweet from Cleopatra that says “Cleo vs Cloud. Book it.”)

SG1: Stephanie Matsuda was the woman who retired Cleo from wrestling when Cleo bet her career for control of the War Queen herself!

Alicia: I remember Cleo stating that if Matsuda lost to her, she would be Cleo’s personal slave!

SG1: Well it didn’t work out the way she wanted and during the main event of Battleground’s SXSW show, the former Sky Princess retired her…until she found a loophole to get her to come back.

Alicia: I heard the retirement was only effective with her old contract full-time contract. The one she’s signed is considered a ‘legend’s contract’ which gives her the ability to pick and choose when and who she fights. So in short, she can never be a full-timer but she can fight as a ‘legend’.

SG1: Cleo was always a woman who was one step ahead of everyone else. And that includes me!

(Cleo climbs into the ring and takes a mic from Cori)

Cleopatra: Thank you…what’s your name?

Cori: It’s Cori.

Cleo: Ah, nice name. Now run along, Carrie.

(Cori leaves the ring in disappointment. Cleo takes a moment to observe the crowd.)

Cleo: Wow. I won’t lie – man I missed this!

(crowd cheers)

Cleo: I’ve been away from this business from far too long. I have to be honest – I wasn’t paying attention to the goings-on of EAW until my brother – Heart Break Boy, you all know him – came back for the umpteenth time. I was curious to see how long he’ll last until he fell back into obscurity, but something caught my eye. Thursday Night Empire, the show I once lorded over, was different. Gone were the usual suspects like Aria Jaxon, Tarah Nova, and Cailin Dillon. Women who I thought would never make an impact were moving u the roster and there were a collection of new faces, some from that Revolt project Ronn Banks invested money in. And sitting at the top was none other than the Sky Princess herself…Cloud Matsuda. I call her Cloud Matsuda because that’s the name she had when she retired me. That’s the name that’s frozen in time for me. This Stephanie Matsuda…she was a tryhard who stood in the shadows of others. She blindly followed other people who in my opinion, was less than her. Now all of the sudden, she was the Women’s World Champion. I anticipated the woman who defeated me to have reached the top much sooner, but the Lord works in mysterious ways.

(Cleo pauses for a moment)

Cleo: I watched her defeat her first challenger – one of those C–t’s Nest Birdos. A lot of champions win their first defense, so I thought there was nothing to it. Then she beat Poor Little Maddie, Kendra’s Puppet, Ms. Ghetto Superstar, Sweet Cammie, and…that Daisy Trash feminist girl. Six matches, all successfully defended in half the time it’s taken me to make six an international record. A record that Jaxon herself has done – one that Cloud has also tied in less time. I realized that I couldn’t sit back and watch this tryhard beat my record. So instead of training for my return to the octagon, I traded MMA coaches for my old wrestling team. I traded my 4-ounce gloves for wrist tape. It was time for me to come back and defend my legacy. While I respect what Stephanie Matsuda has done, you are NOT as iconic as you think you are. Since the arrival I have, am, and always will be The Queen of EAW’s women’s division. It doesn’t matter if we’re Vixens fighting on a Sunday night or Women fighting on a Thiursday evening – I. RUN. THIS. S–T! And I dare anyone backstage to challenge me on that notion. They didn’t call me The Plague for anything!

(Cleo stares at the crowd with a look of anger in her eyes)

Cleo: If none of you can defeat a simple Sky Princess, then what does that say about all of you!? I hear you all talk about how you can beat Cloud, but NONE of you have even come close! So it’s time I assumed my place back on the throne. Cloud let her emotions get the best of her and was removed from her place on the mountain…

(Cleo gestured to a staff member ringside. The staff person climbs up the apron and hands her a black case. Cleo opens the black case, revealing the EAW Vixen’s World Championship. Cleo slings it over her shoulder and walks to the center of the ring.)

Cleo: From now on, I AM YOUR WORLD CHAMPION. I shall pick up where Stephanie has fallen and starting next week I will be taking my place BACK on the throne. See you in the ring soon, ladies. And Stephanie?

(The camera zooms in on Cleo’s face.)

Cleo: Know it. Understand it. Believe it.

(“Mona Lisa” plays as Cleo raises the Vixen’s World Championship.)

SG1: Cleopatra has just declared war on Stephanie Matsuda!

Alicia: Is she trying to claim the Vixen’s Championship as the new women’s world title?

SG1: She can say whatever she wants, but it’s not official.

Alicia: But Empire doesn’t have a world champion right now. It’s open season for Cleo to assume that role.

SG1: I doubt anyone backstage approves of what she’s doing. And we all know the women’s of Empire are more action than talk.

Alicia: We’ll see what Cleo has planned for next week. Coming up next, tonight’s main event! Andrea Valentine vs Madison Kaline!

(FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK: Dynasty Presents – Operation: Doomsday! Live October, 20! Only on the EAW Network!)

Corie Simmons: This is match is your main event of the evening….scheduled for ONE FALL!!!

CROWD: ONE FALL!!!

(“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff And out skipping about to the beginning of the ramp on the stage that leads toward the ring is Madison Kaline. The ponytails of her new and noticeable makeover are bouncing up and down as she does. Maddie rolls her eyes at the negative reaction she is receiving on the way to the ring.)

Corie Simmons: Introducing first…making her way down the isle….From Tampa Bay, Florida….she comes in weighing in at 120lbs….She’s THE MISTRESS OF DEATH!!!!…. MADISONNNNNNNNN!!! KALINNNNNEEEEE!!!!

SG1: If you were living under a rock as late as last Thursday night, then lets bring you up to speed! It was on last weeks edition of Empire where this whole locker room was meant to come together to pay tribute to an Icon, to a legend, in the late great, Brody Sparks. Monica Vaughn who had her own tribute to pay to Brody, and she even brought Women’s World Champion along for it via cell phone live. Then this Woman came along with bad intentions in mind for Monica before Andrea Valentine who had her close ties to Brody and her family that came down to make the save!

Alicia: But ultimately she paid the consequence for her troubles as Maddie her now signature weapon with her, that barbed wire wrapped baseball bat. She ended up drawing blood after just a couple of well placed swings that would’ve gotten a whole lot worse had it not been for officials coming down to break it up and practically provide a shield between her and her victim of the evening, Andrea Valentine, which set this up this match! Now Andrea looking for her comeuppance!

(‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX. and out storms, Andrea Valentine and Monica Vaughan only stopping for a brief moment at the top of the ramp. Andrea has nowhere near her usual excitement and passion that she shows weekly, just a very determined and intense expression as she stares straight forward to the ring at Maddie, who mockingly waves back at Andrea.)

Corie Simmons: And introducing her opponent….From Orlando, Florida….being accompanied by Monica Vaughan…she comes in weighing in at 110lbs….She’s THE HEART OF EMPIRE!!!!…. ANDREA!!! VALENTINE!!!!

SG1: And here she is, Alicia! The former EAW Openweight Champion, Andrea Valentine, nothing but business tonight as she makes her way down to the ring walking with a purpose! She’s ready, no doubt about it!

Alicia: She may be ready, but there’s no way she can afford to make any crucial mistakes in a matchup like this against someone as dangerous as Madison Kaline! She may be focused on getting Maddie back this week, but she has got to be able to avoid letting Maddie get in her head as Maddie tends to do in these situations, but easier said than done. We’re about to find out which holds here in just a moment.

In the ring, the referee checks to see if both ladies are ready. Then he signals for the bell.

(DING! DING! DING!)

SG1: The bell has sounded and this match is underway! Andrea and Madison in opposite corners staring back at each other with very different expressions on their faces as they do. Maddie has a sick grin on her face! One that has nothing but bad, evil, and malicious intent behind it as she stares across the ring to Andrea Valentine who has a look of disappointment mixed with disgust, but determination as she stares back at Maddie. They begin to slowly circle the ring never losing sight of the other or their expressions! You can just see it, Alicia! After everything that went down both of these women want a piece of the other for opposite reasons, but at the same time neither one wants to be the one to make a mistake here! Both begin to move in on each other now though, slowly…and here’s the collar and elbow tie up! And Andrea finds the advantage first! Side headlock by Andrea Valentine! Andrea increases the pressure of the hold as Maddie tries to reach around the waist of Andrea, trying to lift ‘The Heart of Empire’ off her feet to take her down but Andrea smartly increases the pressure! Maddie pulling at the hair of Andrea now! The referee admonishes Maddie and she hardly even acknowledges him but it hardly matters because it still hasn’t even made Andrea break the headlock! And now Andrea does release Maddie but then grabs Maddie by her hair with both hands and throws her head with a great deal of force that sends ‘The Mistress of Death’ back slamming against the canvas! And look at the increased determination and intensity already on the face of Andrea Valentine! Just gritting her teeth! But look at Maddie as she slightly she rolls her back off the canvas and back to her feet! She’s staring at Andrea and she’s laughing!

Madison: Is that the best you got bitch!??

Alicia: Madison continues laughing as she now mocks Andrea with a ‘pulling of the hair’ gesture as the two circle the ring again! You can tell Andrea taking some exception to these taunts by Maddie! Andrea shaking her head and HERE THEY GO AGAIN! Tying up as Andrea forcing Maddie back into the corner! The anger on her face as she does! Maddie holding her ground during this tie up and the referee there making the count! He’s at four and rather uncharacteristic for Andrea to take that long to acknowledge the referee’s order! Maddie smiling, almost laughing at Andrea again! This has gotta frustrate Andrea more than anything right now! You-OH AND A VICIOUS BOOT RIGHT TO THE FACE OF MADISON KALINE! MADDIE HOLDING HER FACE NEAR THE BRIDGE OF HER NOSE! BUT HERE COMES ANDREA AGAIN! ANOTHER BOOT TO THE FACE! FOLLOWED FOREARM SHOTS STUNNING MADDIE! THE REFEREE COUNTING AGAIN! AND ANDREA WITH HER HANDS GRABS AT THE HAIR OF MADDIE AGAIN AND THIS TIME TOSSING HER OUT OF THE CORNER TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE RING! THE CROWD GETTING LOUDER FOR ANDREA! MADDIE STUMBLING BACK TO HER FEET AS SHE TURNS TO ANDREA WHO’S ALREADY RUNNING AT HER WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM! FRONT MISSLE DROP KICK THAT KNOCK MADDIE BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS! AND ANDREA NOT DONE! AS SHE HALLS ASS TO JUMP ALL OVER MADDIE! BUT MADDIE DESPERATELY ROLLING OUT OF THE PREDICAMENT AS SHE USES THE ROPES TO INCH HER WAY TO THE OUTSIDE! ANDREA COMING OUT AFTER HER! MADDIE RUNNING AROUND TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RING WITH A VERY DETERMINED ANDREA VALENTINE GIVING CHASE! MADDIE SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! AND HERE COMES ANDREA UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE BUT IS IMMEDIATELY MET BY BOOTS TO THE BACK AND THE HEAD BY MADDIE! NOW MADDIE GRABBING ANDREA BY HER HAIR AND YANKING HER UP AND IMMEDIATELY PICKS HER UP AND DRAPES HER NECK OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ANDREA BOUNCES OFF THEM AND FALLS TO THE CANVAS HOLDING HER NECK AND THROAT AREA! And look the disrespect by Maddie pulling Andrea by her hair slightly up off the canvas!

Madison: WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!!?? HUH??? YOU’RE NOBODY TO ME!!!

SG1: Maddie just slams Andrea’s head off the canvas as stands up and paces the ring as Andrea inches back toward the ropes! Maddie puts her hands to her ear in a mocking gesture at the negative reaction she’s receiving! Now she eye’s Andrea again who’s back on her feet! She gestures to Andrea with her hands in the direction of Andrea telling her bring it! Andrea moves in on Maddie for the tie up but MADDIE SUCKERS HER IN WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! Andrea keels over holding her midsection! Maddie grabs her and balls her fist up and connects with closed fists to the face of Andrea! The referee letting her know about it but Maddie just mocks the referee too before forcing the dazed Andrea to the ropes where she runs her face across the ropes! Ahhh! Rope burn! Now Maddie forcing Andrea down to her knees and choking her neck on the second rope! Maddie backs up now and runs and rebounds off the ropes on the side opposite and coming back she throws a knee into the back of Andrea who falls to the canvas yelling out as she holds her back in pain! Maddie pacing the ring very methodically not wasting a lot of energy here just taking her time with her precise attacks! Maddie grabs Andrea up and hooks her tights looking for a suplex! Maddie with a suplex-NO! Andrea gets free and lands on her feet! Andrea backs up and rebounds off the ropes and comes back with a crossbody that takes both ladies down the mat! Maddie powers Andrea off her and both back to their feet! Andrea with a side kick to the chest of Maddie sending her staggering back! Andrea whips Maddie to the ropes! But Maddie reverses and sends Andrea to the ropes! Andrea hangs on but here comes Maddie! Andrea ducks and flips Maddie over the top rope but Maddie lands on her feet on the apron! Andrea going for a swing at Maddie but Maddie ducks in time! Maddie hangs Andrea out to dry by draping her neck off the top rope where she slingshots back falling to the canvas holding her throat again! Maddie climbs up to the top turnbuckle and dives off! SWANTON BOMB ON TOP OF THE DEFENSELESS ANDREA VALENTINE!! MADDIE WITH THE COVER!

ONNNNEEE!

TWWOOOO!

Alicia: And the first pin attempt of the match gets a kickout by Andrea Valentine! Maddie sits up now looking back at Andrea with a smirk on her face as she sees Andrea trying to recover from that high risk attack! Maddie back on her feet now! And now look at Maddie with blatant choke in front of the referee! And she lets up at three! Referee telling her to watch it with that choke! But she goes right back to it choking Andrea again! And again the referee has to tell Maddie! And the referee interjecting himself physically prying Maddie away! And Maddie scowls in the direction of the referee, gritting her teeth! Balling her fists up as she tries to intimidate the referee! Andrea recovering and slowly gets back to her feet! Now Maddie turns around right into a side kick to the chest by Andrea! Maddie staggers back! Andrea with the hurricanrana on Maddie taking her down to the canvas! And straight rights and lefts to the face of Madison Kaline! Maddie trying to block the onslaught here! Andrea back up to her feet and runs to the ropes as Maddie gets back on her feet! Maddie catches Andrea! She’s looking for the pump handle slam! But Andrea fights out of Maddie’s grasp! Andrea with a rolling elbow that misses it’s mark! Maddie ducks this time! Maddie has Andrea from behind! She’s looking for the German Suplex! She has her! Here we go! German Sup-NO! Andrea lands on her feet! Maddie looking for the slap on Andrea but Andrea blocks the attempt! She has Maddie’s arm stopping the attack before Maddie could connect! Andrea with a spinning wheel kick that’s ducked and dodged by Maddie! Maddie grabs Andrea from behind again! Andrea fighting it! Maddie looking once again for a German Suplex! Andrea trying to use her momentum to get to the ropes but Maddie is determined to put Andrea down with a German here! AND OUT OF NOWHERE! COUNTER BY ANDREA! THE WHEELBARROW STUNNER THAT SENDS MADDIE FLYING BACK AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS! ANDREA QUICKLY CRAWLING TO COVER ‘THE MISTRESS OF DEATH’!

ONNNNNNEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOO!!

SG1: MADDIE KICKS OUT AT TWO!! Now Andrea picking back up! This time with some authority and sending her with some force toward the corner turnbuckle where Maddie crashes chest first into the corner turnbuckle! Maddie turns around holding her chest as she leaves the corner! AND NOW ANDREA WITH A CROSS ARMBREAKER ON MADISON KALINE! THE CROWD GETS LOUD FOR THIS POSSIBLE SUBMISSION THAT COULD LEAD ANDREA TO A VICTORY! MADDIE SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN! ANDREA WRENCHING AWAY AT THAT ARM OF MADDIE! AFTER WHAT THIS MISTRESS OF DEATH HAS DONE TO TERRORIZE THIS BRAND OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS SINCE HER RETURN! WHAT POETIC JUSTICE IT WOULD BE FOR THE PERSON THAT CAN SAY THEY ENDED THAT REIGN OF TERROR!! AFTER WHAT ANDREA HAD TO ENDURE LAST WEEK YOU KNOW SHE WANTS TO MAKE THIS WOMAN SUFFER!! But look at Maddie here! She’s grabbing the leg of Andrea with her free arm! She’s screaming as she does! Still feeling extreme amounts of pain! What’s SHE DOING??? ANDREA YELPS OUT IN PAIN AND RELEASES MADDIE!! MADDIE JUST BIT AND PIERCED THROUGH SKIN OF ANDREA’S CALF!! ‘THE MISTRESS OF DEATH’ JUST LITERALLY TOOK A BITE OUT OF HER COMPETITION!! MADDIE HAS BLOOD ON LIPS AND SMEARED JUST OUTSIDE HER MOUTH AS ANDREA INCHES BACK AWAY FROM MADDIE! MADDIE TURNS HER ATTENTION NOW TO HER VICTIM!

Ref: YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT ONE MORE TIME, MADDIE, AND I’M DISQUALIFYING Y-….

Alicia: AND LOOK THAT THE REFEREE SCAMMER AWAY AND OUT OF MADDIE’S PERSONAL SPACE AS SHE SCOWLS AT HIM ONCE MORE WITH A CRAZED AND SADISTIC LOOK ON HER FACE! Maddie working her arm out that was being absolutely wrenched by Andrea, and perhaps almost broken! Maddie works her neck around popping a few muscles in the process as she is now back on her feet eyeing Andrea Valentine sadistically with bloodlust in her eyes! Andrea better get up out of that corner! She’s in no man’s land right now! NOW MADDIE DARTS RIGHT FOR ANDREA SCOWLING MANIACALLY AND ANDREA GETS A BOOT UP TO THE FACE OF MADDIE! MADDIE STAGGERS BACK FROM THAT LAST MOMENT DECISION BY ANDREA! MADDIE TRIES AGAIN! BUT ANDREA MOVES OUT OF THE CORNER AS MADDIE GOES CRASHING INTO THE CORNER! Maddie turns around right into a DDT by Andrea! Andrea going for another cover!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!

SG1: Still not enough! Maddie kicks out! Andrea has Maddie up and she whips Maddie but Maddie reverses the whip and looks to follow up on Andrea but Andrea with that athletic background goes right into a handstand against the ropes and bounces back! She catches the head of Maddie between her legs and Andrea takes Maddie OVER THE TOP ROPE! WOW! MODIFIED VALENTINE’S MASSACRE TO MADDIE SENDING HER TUMBLING HARD TO THE FLOOR ON THE OUTSIDE ON THE RAMP! THE FANS CHEER IN APPROVAL FOR ANDREA! Andrea slowly back to her feet with support of the ropes! UGH! Look at those bite marks, and the blood from the open wound on her calf! But Andrea is so pumped right now with much so much adrenaline I doubt she even notices! Maddie slowly coming to her senses again on the outside! Andrea takes notice of this and backs up into the ropes for some momentum AND SHE COMES! SUICIDE DIVE OVER THE TOP ROPE GOES ANDREA VALENTINE LANDING ON TO MADISON KALINE AS SHE FINALLY BACK TO HER FEET! The referee starting the mandatory ten count! Andrea grabs Maddie up to her feet and whips her hard into the ring apron AND MAN DID MADDIE FEEL THAT ONE! Maddie keels over to a knee! Andrea has other ideas in mind as she makes her way up the ring steps to climb to the top turnbuckle! Andrea balancing herself on that top turnbuckle ready to fly again! What’s she going for hear! Maddie staggers back to her feet again looking around and then upward! ANDREA FLIES AGAIN! V-DAY!!! V-DAY!!! THE DIVING SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON JUST TOOK OUT MADISON KALINE AGAIN!! I THINK THAT ONE ACTUALLY DID SOME DAMAGE TO ANDREA AS WELL HAVING DELIVERED THE MOVE FROM SO HIGH UP! BUT ANDREA STILL STIRRING AND SITS UP! She realizes she’s going to have to do what’s necessary to keep the advantage! And rightfully so with the way Maddie has managed to show an even more sadistic side of her personality in the last several weeks! If she gets anywhere in that position against Andrea in this matchup as she showed against Clarissa, and just last week with Andrea, then it becomes a matter of survival! Andrea rolls Maddie in the ring at the count of seven! Andrea grabs Maddie to her knees by her hair with force, the intensity in her eyes! Andrea going for the cover! This could be it!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!

SG1: And the referee stops the count! Maddie somehow with some conscience of mind managed to place her foot on the bottom rope! Andrea places her hand over her forehead in a bit of frustration! Andrea rolls Maddie over and begins teeing off on Maddie and she’s really absorbing these blows! WHOA! WHAT THE HELL! MADDIE PULLING ANDREA BY HER HAIR AND NOW TUCKS THE HEAD OF ANDREA VALENTINE UNDER HER ARM INTO A CHOKE! MADDIE WRAPS HER LEGS FIRMLY AND TIGHTLY AROUND THE BODY OF ANDREA! SHE’S GOT ANDREA IN A GUILLOTINE CHOKE SUBMISSION RIGHT NOW! AND ANDREA TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF THIS BUT MADDIE’S NOT LETTING GO! MADDIE TIGHTENING THE HOLD! MADDIE YELLING OUT WILDLY NODDING HER HEAD AS SHE DOES! SHE’S TRYING TO CHOKE ANDREA OUT HERE! ANDREA DID NOT SEE THIS COMING! THE REFEREE RIGHT THERE TO CHECK AND SEE IF SHE WILL TAP OUT! ANDREA STILL FIGHTING THIS CHOKE! She appears to be wrapping her arms around the back of Maddie and using her legs to move a few inches to the left! She may be on to something here!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!!

Alicia: And Maddie quickly kicks out! Andrea managed to smartly not panic in that situation! She managed fight out of Maddie’s grasp just enough to use whatever leg strength she had left to counter the choke and put Maddie’s shoulders on the mat! Andrea using the ropes to slowly rise up! And Maddie with clubbing blows to the back of Andrea! The referee gets to four! And A GERMAN SUPLEX BY MADDIE BUT ANDREA LANDS ON HER FEET! MADDIE REALIZES IT AND DARTS RIGHT AT ANDREA WHO SIDESTEPS THE ATTACK OF MADDIE SENDING HER RIGHT INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE! ANDREA FOLLOWS UP! NO! HARD ELBOW TO THE JAW OF ANDREA! MADDIE THROWS ANDREA INTO THE CORNER NOW! MADDIE COMING ANDREA BUT ANDREA GETS BOOT UP RIGHT TO THE FACE OF MADDIE WHO STAGGERS AWAY! MADDIE COMES BACK AGAIN! ANDREA STRIKES AGAIN! THIS TIME WITH A SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK! ANDREA FOLLOWS UP WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG TO MADDIE! BUT MADDIE FIGHTS OUT AT THE LAST MOMENT! MADDIE STILL HOLDING ON TO ANDREA AND SPINS HER AROUND! M.O.D.!!! THE FAMEASSER!!! FOLLOWED BY THE MADDIE BOMB!!! THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOO!!!

SG1: ANDREA KICKS OUT!!! YESSSS!!! THE CROWD GETS LOUDER FOR ANDREA VALENTINE WHO STILL HAS LIFE! MADDIE YELLS OUT IN FRUSTRATION AND ANGER AS SHE RISES BACK TO HER FEET! Maddie getting in the face of the referee!

Maddie: Can’t you do ANYTHING RIGHT!!? DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM???
Alicia: Andrea back up! Maddie turns around and comes charging toward Andrea! Maddie throws the slap at Andrea but Andrea blocks the attempt and grabs Maddie by her arm! XOXO!!! THE INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER SENDS MADDIE DOWN! THE COVER BY ANDREA!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!

SG1: MADDIE KICKS OUT! Andrea hurries back to her feet as Maddie slowly getting back to her’s! Andrea grabs Maddie and a THUMB TO THE EYE BY MADDIE! SPEAR BY MADDIE THAT TAKES THE WIND OUT OF ANDREA’S SAILS! AND NOW THE LIONSAULT AND THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Alicia: AND MADDIE SCOWLS AGAIN AND IS SLAPPING HER HANDS TO MAT REPEATEDLY IN A FIT OF RAGE!!! SHE’S LIVID! ANDREA KICKS OUT AGAIN!! Andrea….she’s hurt, she’s gone through hell with this woman Madison Kaline two weeks straight, and she’s still alive in this matchup! What’s this now. Maddie rolling out of the ring! Frustration still on her face as she pulls up the ring apron and reaching under the ring! Is she? Yes, she is, SG1! She’s got that damn barbed wire ball bat in her hands! Maddie sliding back into the ring as Andrea pulling herself up using the ropes! She doesn’t see Maddie already back in the ring! This is not good at all! The referee pleading with Maddie here!

Ref: NO! NO MADDIE! I CAN’T LET YOU DO THIS! I’M GOING TO DISQUALIFY YOU! COME ON!

Maddie: GET OUT OF MY WAY FOOL!

SG1: Maddie shoving the referee away and now has a clear shot and Andrea still doesn’t know it! Now she does as MADDIE RAISES THE BAT AND ANDREA BRACES HERSELF FOR THE WORST! NO!!!! THE REFEREE FROM BEHIND DESPERATELY TRYING TO PREVENT THIS MASSACRE!! BOTH THE REFEREE AND MADDIE FIGHTING FOR THE BAT! MADDIE PUTS ONE BOOT TO THE REFEREE’S CHEST AND FORCES HIM BACK AND STUMBLING TO THE CANVAS!! MADDIE WITH RAGE IN HER EYES GRITTING HER TEETH!! ATOMIC BLONDE!!!! THE REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER! ANDREA FROM BEHIND FOUND HER OPENING!!! ANDREA WITH THE COVER!!! AND THE CROWD ANTICIPATES THE ENDING AND THEY COUNT WITH THE REFEREE!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEE!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX. starts up again as the crowd cheers loudly for Andrea Valentine. The referee hurries over and raises the hand of Andrea! But already cautioning to Andrea to leave the ring as Maddie already starting to sit up.

Cori Simmons: The winner of this match by pinfall…..ANDREA!!! VALENTINE!!!

Alicia: It looked bleak at times for Andrea Valentine, but she never gave in to the pain and pressure of having to come back just a week later after taking one hell of a beating! She’s resilient, SG! She earned this one!
SG1: She certainly did, Alicia! She never let ‘The Mistress of Death’ fully intimidate or get into her into her head! Both ladies did great going back and forth at each other! They-uh oh! Maddie is sat upon the canvas now looking at the referee backpedaling up the ramp as Andrea and Monica stops on the ramp just looking back as Maddie stares back with rage-filled eyes! And Maddie laughing again…oh boy. I have a feeling that this is far far from being over!

Alicia: You may be right about that, SG1! But that’s all we have for you this week folks! Thank you for tuning in once again! I’m Alicia Amby and my partner SG1 signing off! We’ll see you next week for another exciting edition of Empire!

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