(The scene fades into EAW headquarters where our beloved correspondent Kathy Kush wears her usual wide and excitable smile on her face. To her left is Anna C. Flowers, Fight Grid Interviewer and to her right is Sabina, EAW Hall of Famer and Pre-Show Analyst. The trio have arranged their seating behind the Fight Grid anchor desk.)
Kathy Kush: Welcome to our third installment of Fight Grid’s Pain for Pride Rewind! As you know, I’m Kathy Kush! Today, I have two wonderful guests with me, both ladies which I presume EAW audiences are familiar with: Fight Grid’s Anna C. Flowers, along with an EAW Hall of Famer and former 3x Vixen’s Champion…Sabina! Thank you both for joining me! I couldn’t be more honored to share the desk with you two today. :wow:
Anna C. Flowers: The pleasure is all mine, Kathy.
Sabina: As is mine! The count down to Pain for Pride has started in my house about a month ago. To think we’re only about a week away now! You can feel it everywhere, the anticipation hangs heavily in the air as we get closer and closer to the biggest sports entertainment event of the year!
Anna C. Flowers: That Big Boogie Bhampionship announcement, tho? :wow: I’ve got goosebumps already, look! (She shows Kathy her arm, and Kathy laughs.) Just eight days away! I’m not so sure I can contain my excitement–especially with the match we’re going to review today! One of my personal favorites.
Kathy Kush: Mine, too! That’s why I thought it would be a great idea for the both of you to join me today as we relive this classic–a singles match for the Vixens Championship at Pain for Pride VI! It was on this night that Cameron Ella Ava claimed her second Vixen’s Championship and in doing so, ended Cleopatra’s reign which lasted close to a year!
Anna C. Flowers: Honestly, Kathy, this one always hits pretty close to home. I love rewatching it. But this time, it means a lot more when we think about what our Women’s Division has become today, even after all it’s gone through. Looking back on the match card for PFP6, this was the ONLY match featuring women in any capacity! It’s so hard to believe when we look at THIS year’s Pain for Pride card and see for ourselves how much the division has grown in these six years. This year, we have four matches that are Empire exclusive, and a total of TEN cross-brand matches where women are participating! And that includes the Unified Tag Team Championship match, the PURE Championship match, and the highly anticipated Cash in the Vault ladder match for that coveted briefcase! To think how limited the female competitors of EAW once were. And I do think that thanks to the efforts of both of these ladies, we’re able to see so much more for our female Elitists. :mjcry:
Sabina: I couldn’t have said it better myself, Anna! Outside of EAW, I’ve worked with both of these women before, and they’re just as captivating outside of the ring as they are inside. To see them both in their own respective matches for this year’s Pain for Pride event warms my heart, especially after my career came to a halt at Pain for Pride 2 where I won my third Vixen’s Championship. (Sabina chuckles.) I guess I couldn’t keep up as well as I should have been able to! Clearly, both Cameron and Cleopatra have shown that they definitely have a lot left in the tank, and have each made it clear that they haven’t skipped a beat over the years! Like fine wine, they’ve only gotten BETTER with age. It’s a shame that for some reason, not so long after Cameron won this title, that the Vixen’s division fell apart. But that didn’t stop either one of these two ladies from holding their heads high and doing all that they could to make sure that the then Vixen’s Division would eventually one day hold a candle to the men of our roster–and in some ways, they’re way, waaaay better! Better than I ever could have imagined!
Anna C. Flowers: Even if Cleopatra’s career is on the line this year and might come to an end, it’s still amazing to look back and see all that she’s accomplished throughout her tenure in EAW–and the same goes for Cameron Ella Ava, who this week on Empire will be facing Serena Bennett, the woman in the Empire main event at this year’s Pain for Pride! Serena should consider herself lucky, because without Cameron putting on for a match like this one, women’s wrestling definitely couldn’t have gotten the spotlight it deserved, let alone main event a Pain for Pride! :whew:
Kathy Kush: You’re absolutely right, ladies, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for our women’s division! Today, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane, back to 2013 as we take a look at Pain for Pride XI–Cleopatra versus Cameron Ella Ava for the Vixens Championship! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
(The scene fades from Kathy, Anna, and Sabina and cuts into a full replay of Cleopatra vs Cameron Ella Ava at Pain for Pride XI.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest scheduled for one fall… IS FOR THE VIXENS CHAMPIONSHIP!!
( Vixens Championship logo flashes across the screen )
( ‘Rumors’ by Lindsay Lohan hits as the lights in the arena turn gold and black and begin dancing around in a frenzy. Cameron Ella Ava emerges from the curtain and makes her way to the ring in a leopard printed jacket )
Ring Announcer: Approaching the ring first, the challenger, from Los Angeles, California… CAAAAMMMMERRRRONNN EEELLLLAAAA AAVVVVAAAA!!
Stew-O: Well… here we go! The final encounter between these two legendary Vixens! You know something, Chico… it almost seems as if Cleopatra’s career has exactly mirrored what Cameron’s was. They both came in and made a similar splash and Cameron WAS the longest reigning Vixens Champion of all-time until her record was broken by Cleopatra…
Hey Yo Chico: That’s an excellent observation Stew, but you have to realize something, Cameron was nowhere as near dominant as Cleo has been. In fact there has NEVER been as dominant a Vixen as Cleo… in my honest opinion Stew, I don’t think there is a woman on this earth that could dethrone Cleo and take away her title.
( The lights grow dim as a hush falls over the crowd )
Cleopatra Voiceover: I’M THE GREATEST VIXEN THAT EVER LIVED!… AND THE GREATEST VIXEN THAT WILL EVER HAVE LIVED!
( The lights return to normal as ‘So Hard’ by Cleopatra hits and Cleopatra makes her way to the ring sporting an attire similar to Cleopatra VII )
Ring Announcer: And her opponent, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada… SHE IS THE EAW VIXENS CHAMPION!!… CLEEEEOOOOOPATTRRRAA!!
Stew-O: It was at this same event last year that Cleo and Cameron along with The Heart Break Gal put on a classic match for the Vixens Championship. Times have certainly changed, last year Cleo was just a young Vixen trying to find her way around, now she’s sitting on top of the world!
Hey Yo Chico: Indeed, and now with The Heart Break Gal retired, it’s just the two of them… left to settle the score, one last time!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Stew-O: There’s the bell! And right off the bat we get a quick lock up! Cleopatra quickly shifts it into a headlock but gets pushed off by Cameron who pulls her back in… CLOTHESLINE!! Cleo makes it to her feet and Cameron attempts another clothesline… BUT CLEO DUCKS UNDER IT!! SHE GAINS MOMENTUM AS SHE RUNS OFF THE ROPES… AND A BIG FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE THAT TAKES CAMERON OFF HER FEET!! Cleo taking advantage now as she shoves her boot into the throat of Cameron and grips the ropes… adding more pressure before finally pulling her foot off! Cameron grabs her throat but Cleo does it again, against Cameron’s hands pushing and driving her foot into the challenger’s throat!
Hey Yo Chico: Cleo again lets up, Cameron grabs her throat again however this time she turns her head towards the corner… Cleo pulls her up to her feet but Cameron with a kick to the gut and now pushing her away! Cameron runs out of the corner… AND A BULLDOG TO THE VIXENS CHAMPION!! CLEO BACK TO HER FEET… SHE SWINGS AT CAMERON WHO DUCKS UNDER AND SPINS HER AROUND! SHE LANDS ANOTHER KICK TO THE GUT AND PULLS CLEO UP BEFORE DROPPING HER WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX!! Cleo slower to her feet this time but she still manages… Cameron now rushes towards her! BUT CLEO REVERSES INTO A URANAGE, SLAMMING CAMERON INTO THE CANVAS!!
Stew-O: Cleo now slides out of the ring, heading to the outside, she looks under the ring… AND SHE PULLS OUT A KENDO STICK!! Cleo brings the Kendo Stick into the ring… Cameron almost to her feet, BUT CLEO TAKES THE STICK AND WHACKS CAMERON ACROSS THE SIDE WITH IT!! SHE RAISES IT UP AND DOING IT AGAIN!! SWINGING IT IN A BASEBALL BAT LIKE MOTION OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! Cleo tosses it aside and now forces Cameron up to her feet! She squeezes her face, bringing Cameron down to one knee… CLEO KICKS CAMERON IN THE CHEST, FORCING HER BACK!! CLEO NOW GRABS THE KENDO STICK AGAIN… SHE TAKES A BIG SWING AT CAMERON!!… BUT SHE DUCKS IT!! CAMERON DUCKS UNDER THE SHOT AND NOW WRESTLES THE KENDO STICK AWAY FROM THE CHAMPION!!
Hey Yo Chico: AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR PAYBACK AS CAMERON GRIPS IT AND NAILS CLEO WITH A SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES!! AND NOW ONE ACROSS THE BACK THAT BRINGS CLEO DOWN TO HER KNEES!!… CAMERON LIFTS THE KENDO STICK AGAIN AND ANOTHER SHOT ACROSS THE BACK!! NOW A THIRD!! A FOURTH!! CAMERON GOING CRAZY WITH THAT KENDO STICK!! FIVE!! SIX!! SEVEN!! SEVEN SHOTS BY THAT KENDO STICK WHICH HAS NOW BEEN SHREDDED AS SHE TOSSES IT ASIDE!! CLEO CRAWLS OVER TO THE ROPES AND LIFTS HERSELF TO A VERTICAL BASE… BUT CAMERON FROM BEHIND RAKING THE RAW BACK OF CLEO AS SHE LETS OUT A HORRIFYING SHREIK!!
Stew-O: Cameron now pulls Cleopatra in and lifts her up… A POWERSLAM!! CLEO LANDING AGAIN ON HER BACK AND SHE QUICKLY ROLLS OVER TO HER STOMACH TO ALEVE SOME OF THE PAIN!! Cameron now running and drops an elbow across the back! My god by the time Cameron’s through with this assault you’ll be able to see all the way to Cleo’s spine! Cameron now leaves the ring… and OH MY! SHE PULLS OUT ANOTHER KENDO STICK!! CAMERON GRIPS THAT KENDO STICK TIGHTLY IN HER HANDS AS SHE ENTERS THE RING!! CLEO CATCHES A GLIMPSE OF IT ON THE TRON AND QUICKLY SQUIRMS BACK INTO THE CORNER, TRYING TO AVOID CAMERON AS MUCH AS SHE POSSIBLY CAN!!
Hey Yo Chico: Cameron rushes at her with that Kendo Stick, but Cleo trips her up! Cameron’s chin bounces right off that bottom turnbuckle here! She gets up, holding it as Cleo comes running… AND A KNEE LIFT RIGHT TO THE HEAD!! WOW!! GOOD NIGHT!! CLEO INTO THE PIN!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!…
NO CAMERON KICKS OUT!!
Stew-O: Cleo pulls Cameron into the center of the ring and lifts her legs up! She stomps Cameron right in the stomach now… SHE ATTEMPTS THE SHARPSHOOTER!! CLEO GOING FOR THE SHARPSHOOTER, TRYING TO TURN CAMERON ONTO HER STOMACH BUT CAMERON KICKS CLEO AWAY!! CLEO COMES CHARGING BACK!! TRYING TO APPLY THAT SHARPSHOOTER… SHE GRABS THE LEGS OF CAMERON.. BUT OH MY LOOK!! CAMERON GRABS HER AND PULLS HER IN… TRIANGLE CHOKE!! CAMERON HAS THE TRIANGLE CHOKE APPLIED ON THE VIXENS CHAMPION WHO NOW FINDS HERSELF IN A DIRE SPOT HERE!!
Hey Yo Chico: CLEO HOWEVER PULLS BACK… AND SHE REACHES THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH HER FOOT AND THE REFEREE SIGNALS TO CAMERON THAT THE HOLD HAS TO BE BROKEN!!… CAMERON PULLS CLEO BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND TRIES TO APPLY IT AGAIN!!… BUT CLEO LIFTS CAMERON INTO THE AIR AND TOSSES HER INTO THE CANVAS!! WHAT POWER SHOWN BY THE VIXENS CHAMPION TO BREAK THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE!! Cleo to her feet now, Cameron still struggling to get to hers, Cleo walks over towards her and hits a hard shot to the head! Cameron’s up to her feet now as she fires back at the champ!
Stew-O: It looks as if that may have started her a little bit as it pushes her back but she regains herself quickly… AND NOW A HARD RIGHT BY CLEO, STAGGERING CAMERON… AND SHE FALLS INTO THE ROPES!! NOW CLEO QUICKLY JUMPING ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO TIE HER UP IN THE ROPES BUT CAMERON’S STRUGGLING, TRYING TO KICK HER AWAY!! IT WOULD SURELY BE A DISASTER IF CAMERON WAS TIED IN THE ROPES… CLEO HAS THE RIGHT HAND TIED UP IN THE ROPES, THE DOMINANT HAND!! CAMERON HOWEVER FIGHTING AND HOLDING HER LEFT ARM AT THE SIDE TIGHT, CLEO TRYING TO FREE IT BUT CAMERON KICKS HER AWAY!! CAMERON NOW TRYING TO GET HER RIGHT HAND FREE!! CLEO NOT GOING AWAY HOWEVER AS SHE TRIES TO POUNCE ON CAMERON ONE MORE TIME BUT THE CHALLENGER DISHES OUT A SIDEKICK TO THE MID-SECTION!!
Hey Yo Chico: Cleo drops to her knees and Cameron frees her arm! Now making her way over… She gets Cleo in a powerbomb clutch… AND A SUNSET FLIP BY CAMERON!! CAMERON WITH A SUNSET FLIP AND NOW THE PIN ATTEMPT!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!…
NO! KICK OUT BY THE VIXENS CHAMPION!!
Stew-O: Cameron does a backwards roll to get back to her feet… SHE TRIES FOR A STRAIGHT KICK TO THE HEAD OF A SEATED CLEOPATRA BUT CLEO WITH A SOMERSAULT AVOIDS IT!! SHE NOW LEAPS INTO THE AIR… HURRICANRANA!! HURRICANRANA BY THE CHAMPION, SENDING CAMERON INTO THE CORNER SHOULDER FIRST!! WOW!! DID YOU HEAR THAT POP?! I GURANTEE YOU EVEN THE PEOPLE SITTING IN THE LAST ROW ALL THE WAY AT THE TOP HEARD THAT! CAMERON MAY HAVE A BROKEN SHOULDER HERE BUT CLEO QUICKLY PULLS HER OUT OF THE CORNER… AND HOOKS HER… FISHERMAN SUPLEX!!
Hey Yo Chico: Cleo not trying to waste any time here as she heads up to the top rope! Cameron down… Cleo climbing and she gets to the top! CAMERON UP AS WELL THOUGH AND CLEO LEAPS OFF… CROSSBODY… AND IT CONNECTS!! IT CONNECTS!! THE PIN!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!…
BUT CAMERON ROLLS THROUGH AND THERE’S A PIN OF HER OWN!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!…
NOW CLEO ROLLS THROUGH!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!…
AND CAMERON KICKS OUT!!
Stew-O: Both Vixens back to their feet, this has been a VERY back and forth contest, neither Vixen has been able to gain an upper-hand! Cameron rushes at Cleo.. BUT CLEO EVADES THE ATTACK… SHE NOW FROM BEHIND DRIVES HER KNEES INTO THE BACK OF THE CHALLENGER… CLEO LOCK!! OH MY!! THE CLEO LOCK HAS BEEN APPLIED!! CAMERON WITH NOWHERE TO GO!! SHE LOOKS TO THE ROPES, THEY AREN’T AN OPTION!! SHE CAN’T ESCAPE THE HOLD, SHE TRIES TO EXTEND HER FEET BUT NO!!… SHE ROLLS OVER ONTO HER STOMACH… BUT THAT ONLY PUTS HER IN A WORSE POSITON BECAUSE NOW ALL OF CLEO’S WEIGHT IS PUSHING DOWN AGAINST THE BACK!!
Hey Yo Chico: CLEO SCREAMING AT CAMERON TO TAP OUT BUT SOMEHOW CAMERON BEGINS CRAWLING, SHE EXTENDS HER ARM OUT AND SHE GETS TO THE ROPES!! CLEO BREAKS THE HOLD AND TRIES PULLING CAMERON AWAY FROM THE ROPES BUT CLEO LOSES GRIP AND CAMERON PULLS HERSELF TO THE APRON!! SHE PULLS HERSELF TO HER FEET AND MOVES TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE!! BUT HERE’S CLEO TO MEET HER WITH A FOREARM TO THE JAW!! CLEO TRIES DRIVING CAMRON’S HEAD INTO THE TURNBUCKLE BUT CAMERON BLOCKS IT WITH HER FOOT… CLEO WITH ANOTHER FOREARM HOWEVER, AND NOW DRAGGING THE CHALLENGER, STILL ON THE APRON BUT TO LINE UP WITH THE CENTER OF THE RING!!…
Stew-O: SHE HOOKS CAMERON… LOOKING TO SUPLEX HER INTO THE RING, SHE LIFTS HER UP… BUT CAMERON SHIFTS HER WEIGHT AND LANDS ON HER FEET!! BITCH CAMP!! OH MY GOD!! CAMERON GOT HER!! BITCH CAMP DELIVERED TO CLEOPATRA!!… THE CHAMPION PLANTED FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT!! WILL THIS DO IT?! WILL THIS END THE RECORD SHATTERING ELEVEN MONTH REIGN OF CLEOPATRA? CAMERON ROLLS HER OVER AND WITH THE HOOK OF THE LEG!!
Referee: ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( ‘Rumors’ hits as Cameron Ella Ava is awarded the Vixens Championship )
Ring Announcer: Your winner… AND NEW EAW VIXENS CHAMPION… CAMMMMERRRRONNNN ELLLAAA AVVVAAA!!
Stew-O: IT’S OVER!! Cleopatra won that championship in July of last year, and today, on June 30th, 2013 her reign comes to an end at the hands of Cameron Ella Ava!
Hey Yo Chico: Before the match started I said that there wasn’t a woman on earth that could defeat her… I should’ve said IF ANYONE has a chance it’s Cameron! Congratulations to her, the new Vixens Champion, crowned here at Pain For Pride!
( Cameron heads to the back as the camera focuses in on Cleopatra, glossy eyed on her knees. She wipes a tear away from her eyes and stands up. She bows to the crowd a few times and waves as the crowd stands up and applauds her )
( As she leaves the ring the crowd continues to applaud her. She exits through the side of the entrance ramp )
(Fight Grid logo buzzes.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)