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Pain For Pride XV – Day 2

(EAW Intro….)

(A Burning Las Vegas is being shown, as it looks engulfed in the fires of Hell. A very dark and menacing voice begins to speak…..)

Narrator: Was one night not enough? Did we not see torture, pain, blood, hate, tears and even love come to fruition in front of our faces?

(The various scenes of Night One’s action in the ring is shown including Samael winning the 24/7 Battle Royal, Candice Blair Ava with her arms raised in the air, Holly Arrow flipping off the camera, Theron Nikolas with Natasha Agnello smiling, Limmy Monaghan pointing and Joso being crowned the New Era Classic winner)

Narrator: Ah…. But in victory every single one of them had a debt to pay to the Devil himself. And for those who lost? Let’s just say they felt the burn in the inferno.

(The footage then shows Cameron Ella Ava seething after losing, Cleopatra stunned, Drake King angry and stomping around. Terry Chambers slowly walking away. Amber Keys being helped up, Usagi Senshi looking in disappointment at Ayu Megumi, and Harley Lewis slamming the mat when he realized the loss.)

Narrator: But as those who lost must now find themselves once again heading into the new season, the ones who were mor fortunate now get to play their hand and control their destiny.

(It then shows Minerva holding up the EAW World Championship before Myles proposes to her in a tender moment. Madison Kaline with a wicked little smirk after victory, Kirk Redwood and Solomon Stane holding their Unified Tag Team Championships proud.)

Narrator: As we continue in our journey on Night Two…. This is where the fun continues. There are the nine circles of Dante’s Inferno, we have already traveled the first three last night. Limbo, Lust, and Gluttony were on full display, and though tournaments were won, championships changed, was the price of their soul too steep?

(Now the video transitions into TLA holding the Answers World Championship, Impact looking on ready to take it. The Visual Prophet and Andre Walker face to face, then changes to Kassidy Heart posing while Andrea Valentine smiles with the belt…)

Narrator: Champions fighting for their lives, but which of them will step into the next set of circles? Greed? Wrath, and Heresy? Can they overcome the power to fend off the challenge within not only themselves but those who wish to attain it?

(The footage then shows Dr. Bethany Blue winking, Caroline with her eyepatch looking a bit sad but angry, Ms. Extreme ready to go to war, Chris Elite nodding and smiling, Charlie Marr holding the Hardcore Championship in his arms, Daryl Kinkade pointing at him. Ximena Velazquez posing and showing off her muscles with the Specialist Championship and Serenity Valdez laughing….)

Narrator: Will their greed persist? Can their wrath maintain? Could this be the disbelief in a process they call heresy? No, for each Elitist must burn their own path through the filed of dreams, even if it means burning it to the  ground.

(It then shows Donovan Duke raising his arms in the air with he National Elite Championship and then Ryan Wilson being obnoxious and cackling. Harper Lee being all cocky and Hikari Kanno completely focused. Aurora Monroe is smirking, while Ruler screams and Alex Myers looks into the camera titling their head. Jack Ripley standing there stoic and Amir Yusuf with an arrogant grin. Astraea Jordon nodding and then to Sheridan Muller with a scowl on her face.)

Narrator What will night two bring? A desolate wasteland, singed and scorched to Ash? Or will it be their moment to rise up into the clouds in immortal bliss.

(The last bit of footage shows Ronn Banks and Xander Payne face to face, and the participants in the ladder match, Adam Lucas, Jake Smith, SOSA Henderson, Ronan Malosi, Jay Jerry Johnson and Jon Kelton. Then the Various World Champions and their challengers.)

Narrator: For in Night Two….. Welcome…. TO HELL ON EARTH.

Narrator: PAIN FOR PRIDE!

(An evil laugh can be heard as the last image you see is that of a burning Las Vegas.)

EAW: AND NOW EAW AND LIGHTYEAR PRESENTS THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL PAIN FOR PRIDE! 

(The fireworks start going off in Allegiant Stadium as the sold out crowd for night one is on their feet roaring and it is deafening. “Heaven and Hell” by Kanye West is blasting through the stadium as the camera pans to the three announce teams of Showdown, Dynasty and then last Voltage which it centers around as James Peters, Rich Russillo and Persephone are standing by…. As the first Match Graphic of Night Two appears…)

(The camera fades down to ringside where the Voltage ring announcer is standing by.)

Bella Braxton: By special request of Chris Elite and through the use of his Gawd Contract, he will have his own personal Ring Announcer for this match. So, without further ado ladies and gentleman I welcome you, the one and only…Big Mike!

(Big Mike enters the ring dressed to the nines in a three piece suit. In his hand, he holds a microphone, clearly ecstatic to announce his best friend to the ring. Before he begins to speak, he unbuttons his suit, and reveals a t-shirt underneath reading: “#CamilleIsAdopted.”)

Big Mike: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight, I present to you one of the greatest Elitists we’ve ever seen in EAW. From the greatest place on Earth, Brooklyn, New York…he is the winner of the 2022 AAAAND the 5th consecutive Most Handsome Bald Man of the Year Award winner. The leader of any tag team he’s been apart of, especially the Blicky Boyz! The man with the most amazing physique we’ve ever witnessed. The Elitist every woman here wants to sleep with, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Gawd Given Greatness…Money Makin Bhris…and the best looking man in the EAW Hall of Fame… CHRIS ELITE!!!! 

Persephone: Ugh. The way Big Mike was carrying on, I almost thought Rex was coming to the ring, not this bald clown! 

(“44 Bulldog” by Pop Smoke blasts through the PA system as the crowd lets out loud cheers for Chris Elite as he makes his way down to ring, confident as ever in his 11th Pain for Pride appearance of his career.) 

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen of the EAW Universe…we are finally here to bear witness to what I’m sure is going to go down in history as a classic EAW match: the Elite, Chris, against the Extreme, Camille.

Persephone: It sure has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? Not once did I ever think that I would see these two Pain for Pride main eventers face off–mostly because I’m already expecting a snooze fest out of this one.

(“44 Bulldog” dies down as Chris Elite has finally reached the ring with Big Mike by his side. As Chris Elite removes his entrance attire, Big Mike steps out of the ring and gets situated in the timekeeper’s area.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome…SAINT! MESA!

(At the top of the stage, singer-songwriter Danny McCook stands along with the various members that make up a full ensemble for a live Saint Mesa performance. With the same level of energy Saint Mesa has become known for during live performances, they start up the intro to “Throne.” The lyrics soon follow after the song’s opening.)

🎶 I sleep with the dirt by fire glow

We keep all the hurt you never know

Believe is to see down in the hold

You burned this ship alive, now I’m coming home 🎵

🎶 You hate my bad behavior

You cut my lips and tongue

You play the part of savior

I watch you come undone 🎵

(“Throne” by Saint Mesa continues to play, and after the first verse, Ms. Extreme has officially arrived on stage. She wears a gorgeous outfit fashioned after Jon Snow’s Night Watch uniform from Game of Thrones: knee high leather boots, fishnet stockings, a short, black quilted leather dress with a black leather harness and belt to match. Over her shoulders, she wears a full, thick cape, complete with furry shoulder pads to finish the look.) 

🎶 You called me a friend

Now broken bones

Will stay on the mend

Or decompose

Believe, you and me

It’s more than drums

I’ll burn your ship alive

I’m coming home 🎵

🎶 You hate my bad behavior

You cut my lips and tongue

You play the part of savior

I watch you come undone 🎵

(Ms. Extreme walks down the ramp as Saint Mesa proceeds to play. She eventually reaches the ring, entering through the middle rope on the apron edge facing the hard camera. Once inside the ring, she carefully takes off her cape, keeping an eye on Chris Elite who is clearly unamused. The animosity between these two Elitists is apparent, and felt all throughout the arena.)

(The band brings their performance of “Throne” to an end, the only sound now heard throughout the arena being the audience’s blistering cheers.)

James Peters: Listen to this place! Every single fan here in Allegiant Stadium is on their feet! I’ve got CHILLS crawling up my spine!

Persephone: What the hell has got them so excited? Nothing has even happened yet.

James Peters: Well, as I’m sure you know, Persephone, these are two of the most polarizing figures in Elite Answers Wrestling today. As their names imply, Chris Elite and Ms. Extreme are two individuals who embody two of the very elements that make EAW such a valuable, high-grossing multimedia franchise that it is today: Elite, and Extreme. Without either one of these two competitors representing themselves as they do, it’s hard to believe we’d have a job still, Rich.

Rich Russillo: It’s going to be a big one, James, that’s for sure! And after weeks and weeks of watching this grueling feud unfold…we have finally reached the pinnacle and get to watch the clash between two of the greatest Elitists that this company has EVER seen in history!

Persephone: Oh. Elite, versus Extreme. I get it now.

(The hard camera slowly pulls away from the ring where Ms. Extreme and Chris Elite stand, showing the enthusiastic crowd who look to want to blow the metaphorical roof off Allegiant Stadium. Chris Elite and Ms. Extreme stare burning holes into one another from opposite ends of the ring, not allowing the positive fan reception to throw either of their focus. Still, every last fan in attendance tonight is showing no signs of letting up their excitement while both Elite and Extreme pump themselves up in their respective corners.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(The crowd explodes just as the referee calls for the bell.)

James Peters: WITHOUT HESITATION, Ms. Extreme charges STRAIGHT at Chris Elite, looking for a clothesline–but Chris Elite saw that coming, he ducks beneath her arm, and off that initial momentum, Ms. Extreme comes just short of the ring ropes, as she catches her footing just in time!

Persephone: Somehow, Chris Elite is able to think far enough ahead, and reacting quickly before Camille can turn back around to initiate another offensive maneuver, Chris goes right for Camille’s waist, trying to regain control of this matchup–he tries for a german suplex, but Ms. Extreme is gripping onto those ropes for dear life!

Rich Russillo: Not only that, but she’s trying to fight him off, trying to kick her legs back to catch Elite wherever she can, but Chris Elite is still not budging–OH, and Chris Elite pummeling Camille with a hard forearm to the back of her neck, and another! ANOTHER!

Persephone: Maybe he’ll damage her nerve roots. 😍

James Peters: Camille trying something else now–she tries to power herself out of this hold Chris Elite has her in, and–YES! CAMILLE BREAKS FREE! 

Rich Russillo: But already, Chris Elite’s onslaught continues! Camille might have broken that hold he has around her waist, but Chris Elite is FIRING off, punch after punch, kick after kick—HE GOES FOR A PELE KICK, AND IT CONNECTS! Camille teeters off the edge of the ropes now…

Persephone: And Chris with a shoulder straight to the midsection of a wobbly Ms. Extreme—and she slides right through the middle ropes and lands flat on her ass, barely missing the barricade! 

James Peters: Chris Elite, wasting little to no time, sees Ms. Extreme attempting to get back onto her feet, albeit slowly–using the barricade for support, she stands up, slowly approaching the opposite end of the apron, she might not see him–AND CHRIS ELITE CONNECTS WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE, knocking Ms. Extreme’s back RIGHT into the announce table! Jesus that’s got to fucking hurt, Camille clenching her back now, trying to regain her composure–but Chris Elite does NOT give a fuck!

Rich Russillo: Obviously not, as Chris Elite follows up with a jumPING CLOTHESLINE OUT OF THE RING, ONTO MS. EXTREME, THIS CROWD IS–OH MY GOD!

(The audience purrs with excitement as they watch Chris Elite go for the jumping clothesline over the top rope. They burst into gasps at what happens next.)

Persephone: IT DOESN’T CONNECT! CAMILLE DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY! Chris Elite just BARELY misses her, and he smashes into the announce table instead!

(A slowed-replay is shown picture-in-picture of Chris Elite’s beautifully executed jumping clothesline with emphasis on the height he’s managed while jumping over the top rope. The clip speeds up just as he misses and Ms. Extreme skitters away.)

Rich Russillo: The Hall of Famer and former World Champion might have missed, but he’s quick to bounce back–but neither one of these Elitists are at their best from what we can see, as Ms. Extreme is still barely standing without the help of the apron!

Persephone: Eh, Chris might be winded but he’s definitely pulled himself together, still looking to do some damage to Camille–

Rich Russillo: OH! RIGHT TO THE JAW! Chris with a right uppercut which plants Ms. Extreme onto the floor! 

Persephone: Okay, no, this has clearly gone on too long. Chris had better drag his bald head ass back inside the ring because the referee is FINALLY starting the count.

James Peters: Ms. Extreme is working to get back on her feet again, trying to shake off the impact of that uppercut–Chris Elite looks back inside the ring and the referee is motioning to get back in there before he begins the count again!

Persephone: COUNT THEM OUT! 

Referee: ONE!!!!

Rich Russillo: As Ms. Extreme gets on all fours, Chris Elite with a kick right to the midsection, trying to keep her down here–DAMN! CHRIS ELITE GRABS MS. EXTREME BY THE HAIR!

Persephone: Well, yeah, he had to pull her up. She’s taking too damn long!

Rich Russillo: Using that hair as leverage, Chris Elite pulls Camille all the way up to a standing position, and gets her in a one-armed headlock! He’s got her right where he wants her–you can tell by that cocky fucking smirk on his face! Taking his sweet as time here–

Persephone: I’ll say…

Rich Russillo: He’s setting her up–and Chris Eltie with a DDT–NO!

James Peters: WAIT! MS. EXTREME COUNTERS AND PUSHES CHRIS ELITE INTO THE RING POST! 

Referee: TWO!!!!

Persephone: He almost went spine first, no alas. Chris Elite somehow immediately avoids the collision into the ring post with his arms, and he backhands Ms. Extreme in the mouth! 

Referee: THREE!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme holds her mouth after that backhand shot, and Chris Elite charges again with another clothesline as it connects!

Referee: FOUR!!!!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite has this match under his control right now! Ms. Extreme is in some serious trouble if she doesn’t start fighting back!

Persephone: Honestly if you ask me, they’re both in trouble because the referee has just counted to five!

Referee: FIVE!!!

Persephone: Come oooonnnn, Count faster, ref. Let’s get this over with!

Referee: SIX!!!!!

Rich Russillo: It looks like Chris Elite is becoming a little more aware of the count as he ducks back into the ring to break the count! He hops over to a turnbuckle corner to catch his breath…Big Mike even creeps up with a towel to wipe the sweat off his brow, as Chris Elite gets comfortable. The referee is telling him to bring Ms. Extreme back into the ring but Chris Elite refuses–is he trying to win this match by count out?!

James Peters: NOT SO FAST! MS. EXTREME DOESN’T NEED CHRIS TO BRING HER IN, BECAUSE SHE’S DONE IT HERSELF! Ms. Extreme is back inside the ring too! How did she get there so fast?! Chris Elite sees her and scurries back up to his feet, this crowd is going nutty! Oh, and she’s coming in hot with a–WITH A CLOTHESLINE OF HER OWN AND KNOCKS CHRIS BACK OUTSIDE THE RING!

Persephone: DOES THIS REF JUST *NOT* KNOW HOW TO KEEP A MATCH INSIDE THE RING?!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme has successfully turned this match in her favor! She grabs Chris Elite, who now sits on the outside of the ring, not so sure where he’s at–Camille slides out from the bottom ropes, and turns her attention right to the protective mats on the ground and…oh my…

Crowd: YAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!

Persephone: Oh god. Ms. Extreme is going straight for it, taking no mercy, here. She’s exposing the concrete beneath the arena, completely chucks that protective padding right out of the way.

James Peters: She now turns her attention back and goes straight for Elite! She lifts him, gets him in position for–OH! IT CONNECTS! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX ONTO THE GROUND! Chris lands on the exposed concrete–AND GOD, LOOK AT HIM, HE’S IN PAIN! 

Persephone: Meanwhile, the referee is starting the count over inside the ring. I don’t see why he doesn’t COUNT FASTER so we can get this match over with.

Referee: ONE!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme grabs Chris Elite again, pulling him up by the arm–you can tell she’s in her groove now, and this time, she successfully swings Chris Elite into the ring post. Chris Elite goes shoulder first into that ringpost and lands right back onto the floor! 

Referee: TWO!!!!

Rich Russillo: You can hear the pain from Chris Elite’s voice after colliding with that ring post as he rolls all over the floor–Ms. Extreme is not too far behind as she wastes NO time getting back on offense!

Referee: THREE!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme with a vicious stomp to Chris Elite right in the midsection–another–and ANOTHER! Chris Elite is in trouble right now because Ms. Extreme has a very cold-blooded look on her face. This crowd is eating it up! She is about to let Chris Elite have it…

Referee: FOUR!!!!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme grabs Chris Elite back up again and hits him with another suplex onto the floor! Chris’ head bounces off the floor–good god, he might be out cold after that! Camille turns back to the ref who’s about to count to five, then back to Chris Elite, and–HOLY SHIT! Camille RUSHES back into the ring to stop the count, but IMMEDIATELY slides back outside, forcing the ref to restart that count! She wants to punish him out there as LONG as possible!

Referee: ONE!!!!!

Persephone: Now that red headed bitch is going to make this match even longer…I give up.

Referee: TWO!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme grabbing Chris Elite by the hair :mjgrin: and drags him over by the announce table! Chris Elite is helpless right now–CAMILLE SLAMS CHRIS ELITE FACE FIRST INTO THAT ANNOUNCE TABLE! His head bounces off the impact, but that doesn’t stop her from going for another–and another–CAMILLE WILL NOT QUIT! CHRIS ELITE LIKELY HAS A CONCUSSION AFTER THESE REPEATED SLAMS INTO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE, THIS IS MURDEROUS BEHAVIOR FROM THE QUEEN OF EXTREME!

Rich Russillo: CHRIS ELITE IS OFFICIALLY BUSTED OPEN! 

Persephone: OH MY GOD, THERE’S BLOOD! FUCK YES! SMEAR HIS BLOOD ACROSS THE TABLE! 

Referee: THREE!!!!

Rich Russillo: My god, after all these shots from the announce table, Chris Elite now appears to have a cut right at the center of his forehead! Chris Elite is looking COMPLETELY out of it as he tries to recover, and Ms. Extreme has finally let him go. He turns around slowly, using the announce table as leverage–AND OUT OF NOWHERE, Ms. Extreme comes back around with a superkick!

 Referee: FOUR!!!!

Rich Russillo: But NO! Chris Elite moves out of the way, barely, as Ms. Extreme has no choice but to stop herself then charge right back after Chris!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme rushes him, but nobody home!! Chris Elite dodges Ms. Extreme, yet again–and follows up with a spear right on the edge of the announce table!! Ms. Extreme’s back is hurt from that impact!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite is trying to take himself a breather from Ms. Extreme’s attack as he looks back over at Ms. Extreme who is trying to get herself back together!

Referee: FIVE!!!

James Peters: But, noticing the count, Chris Elite once again rolls himself back inside of the ring while the referee is steadily counting! Ms. Extreme is about to be counted out in this match… She is nowhere near in her right mind to get back inside the ring!

Referee: SIX!!!!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite is chilling by the turnbuckles, still getting himself a break while Ms. Extreme is finally coming back alive! She is slowly pulling herself back up into this match, but the referee is getting closer to ten!

Referee: SEVEN!!!!

Persephone: Aww…it was just starting to get good.

Referee: EIGHT!!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme is moving slowly to the ring, but it might be a little too late! Chris Elite is about to win this match via count out! I don’t even know if he knows where he is…

Referee: NINE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme is almost there! She can’t let Chris win this way! Come on, pull yourself in there! She is trying to pull herself back into the ring…

Referee: TE–

James Peters: THE REF STOPS THE COUNT! Ms. Extreme has done it! She beat the count but as soon she makes it back inside the ring–Chris Elite kicks her right ankle! Ms. Extreme quickly falls onto the mat grabbing that right ankle that she tweaked on an episode of Voltage just a few weeks ago!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite has a slight smirk on his face while watching Ms. Extreme scream in agony! He grabs her by the hair, practically laughing as he does it–AND CHRIS ELITE WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, PLANTING CAMILLE RIGHT ON HER BACK! AND ANOTHER SWIFT KICK TO THAT HURT ANKLE! Camille trying to protect herself, stop Chris Elite from going after the injury, but he’s helpful!  

James Peters: Chris Elite stands back up to his feet–AND PLANTS AN AXEHANDLE RIGHT ONTO MS. EXTREME’S ANKLE! And follows up with a fury of punches directed right at the injured leg–Ms. Extreme is GROANING in pain while Chris Elite’s fists continue pour on top of Ms. Extreme! 

Persephone: Oh what’s this now? Chris Elite grabs Ms. Extreme’s right leg, got her right by the ankle, okay, and–he’s dragging her to the center of the ring. Ms. Extreme with nowhere to go aaaand…yep. Chris Elite applies the ankle lock. Definitely didn’t see that coming.

Rich Russillo: I don’t know what the hell Ms. Extreme is going to do now! She is in some serious pain with that right ankle and Chris Elite is applying more force each second with that ankle lock! Ms. Extreme is screaming in agony with her hands reaching out for the ropes–but Chris Elite made a very calculated move when he dragged her away from those ropes early on in this matchup!

James Peters: But that won’t stop her from trying! Camille tries to pull herself closer, but Chris Elite drags her back into the middle of the ring with a maniacal laugh! Ms. Extreme is running out of options here! Chris Elite is unlikely to break this hold even if she DOES tap! He’s only interested in inflicting as much damage to this ankle as humanly possible! 

Persephone: Is she gonna tap?

Referee: (off-mic) What do you say, Camille?

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) no.

Referee: (off-mic) C’mon, Camille, do you give up?

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) I…SAID…NO!

Rich Russillo: Camille refuses to tap, despite the referee asking repeatedly! Camille is clawing and aching to reach those ropes–there’s absolutely no denying the type of heart and will that she possesses despite being badly injured! I can only imagine the immensity of pain she’s in right now! Chris Elite is still using more pressure to tighten that hold, but–it’s looking to be no use! Somehow, Ms. Extreme is finding it in her to pull herself towards the ropes, no matter how hard Chris Elite is currently trying to keep her far away from them!

James Peters: But maybe pulling and dragging herself isn’t the way! Ms. Extreme has figured something out here! She finally decides to use her other leg to try and wiggle herself around and–YES! She manages to kick Chris Elite in the face with her good leg! She’s not letting up, and it leaves him with no choice but to break the hold, and Ms. Extreme does her best to limp as far away from Chris Elite as she can get, into a turnbuckle corner!

Persephone: But Chris Elite is definitely not trying to lose momentum as he runs toward Ms. Extreme again–by the power of god, Ms. Extreme slides out of the way, and–GODDAMN! Chris Elite smacks that same shoulder right through the ropes into the ring post! I know that’s gotta hurt.

James Peters: Ms. Extreme, standing on ONE leg, is back up now, visibly in pain while limping towards Chris Elite. She goes for a bulldog while grabbing Chris Elite’s head! But Chris Elite pushes her off!! Ms. Extreme goes bouncing onto the ropes as she turns back–

Rich Russillo: OPEN YA MATA!!! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF CAMILLE!! AND HERE GOES THE COVER…WE MAY HAVE A WINNER RIGHT HERE!

Persephone: Finally.

Referee: ONE!!!! TWOOOOO!!! THR—

James Peters: Nope! Ms. Extreme is able to get her shoulder up before the three count and Chris Elite is clearly frustrated, as he thought that would be enough to get the job done! He shakes it off though and goes back into attack mode on that ankle! He starts stomping Ms. Extreme’s ankle, and Camille can barely stomach that pain! Chris Elite is completely fucking relentless when it comes to that right ankle. I don’t see this match continuing much longer if Ms. Extreme wants to be able to walk.

Persephone: If you were looking for the worst ref in EAW, look no further. That woman clearly can’t compete any more. He should end the match right here!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite drags Ms. Extreme back up and goes for a sit out powerbomb as he lifts her into the air and slams her back onto the mat!! That was a huge move by Chris Elite, but I don’t think he’s finished with her yet.

James Peters: He moves on top of the turnbuckles! Chris Elite, albeit gingerly, has climbed onto the top turnbuckle and is looking to do a risky move onto Ms. Extreme! It’s all or nothing when it comes to Chris Elite and getting himself a big Pain for Pride moment! He is waiting for her to get back onto her feet…Ms. Extreme is still moving very slow, but she finally manages to force herself back up while Chris patiently waits for her to turn around–

Rich Russillo: AND CHRIS ELITE HITS A FLYING CROSSBODY!!! 

Persephone: BUT MS. EXTREME MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!!

Crowd: HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!

James Peters: Oh…my…god….

Persephone: Good. I fucking hated that useless ref, anyway.

Referee: :dead:

James Peters: Chris Elite has landed a diving crossbody onto the referee off this matchup, who is now…out…cold. 

(The crowd has gone ballistic. Without words, Ms. Extreme and Chris Elite lock eyes from opposite ends of the ring. They know *exactly* what’s about to go down next.)

Rich Russillo: I’ve got chills. Ms. Extreme and Chris Elite have not lost sight of one another, and both of our competitors in the ring are slowly standing on their feet, not sure which move is going to be taken next…

(As a few moments pass, it is difficult to discern who between the two of them is the most excited for the shift that this match has officially taken. The fans in the arena can sense the tension as well. An imperceptible ring bell has run in the minds of both of our competitors here tonight, as well as the audience in attendance. It feels as though the match has truly, only *just* started after all this time now that there is no official present to enforce any rules.)

Persephone: Chris Elite makes the first move, finally putting on a stopper on that weird eye-sex moment, and feverishly starts looking around at ringside–Ms. Extreme can see it plainly, but while she’s still handicapped, she tries to dart out of the ring, but I think it’s too late for her!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite has called for Big Mike to enter the ring! My, GOD, what a crowd tonight! They are absolutely ecstatic, going BONKERS for what’s about to ensue here now that Big Mike has entered the picture!

James Peters: Big Mike, with a smile, slides beneath the bottom rope and enters the ring, grabbing hold of Chris Elite’s shoulder. Elite and Big Mike stand together, simply mocking Ms. Extreme who is clearly out-numbered at this point! The duo rejoice and quickly put together a plan to secure the Pain for Pride victory! 

(Chris Elite and Big Mike simply turn to one another. With a wide smirk on his face, Chris simply gives Big Mike a nod. And that’s enough for the bodyguard to know exactly what to do next.)

Rich Russillo: AND BIG MIKE, LIKE A RAGING BULL, CHARGES RIGHT AT CAMILLE!!!!

James Peters: Ms. Extreme can barely stand on her own two feet, and realizes she has nowhere to go from the big fella–but wait!! MS. EXTREME DUCKS UNDER A CLOTHESLINE FROM BIG MIKE!!!

Persephone: Seriously, how the fuck is she still moving around this ring? She slides under the ropes, and before Big Mike’s slow ass can catch up–

Big Mike: (off-mic) Hey… 🙁

Persephone: –Ms. Extreme has already started digging under the ring for a–FOR A WEAPON! YES! FINALLY! WHAT A BRILLIANT MOVE BY THE FORMER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! THINGS ARE OFFICIALLY STARTING TO HEAT UP!

James Peters: But what kind of weapon is she looking for?! Chris Elite is busy in the ring trying to tell Big Mike what to do and it looks like Ms. Extreme pulls out a…pillowcase?

Persephone: That’s not just any pillowcase, James!

(Ms. Extreme hoists the pillowcase high in the air for the audience to see, and the crowd erupts.)

Persephone: THAT’S A PILLOWCASE FULL OF NOKIA PHONES! That’s Chris Elite’s signature weapon!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme wastes no time with that pillowcase as she hops back into the ring with the pillowcase of Nokia phones, and she swings it right between the eyes of Chris Elite! It smacks him dead on, right in the forehead where Chris Elite is now starting to bleed all over again!!!! Chris Elite stumbles then eventually falls onto the mat while Big Mike’s eyes widen! He goes after Camille–BUT THEN SHE SWINGS THE PILLOWCASE AT HIM, TRYING TO FEND HIM OFF! 

James Peters: But Big Mike hits a running big boot before that pillowcase can connect! Ms. Extreme falls back down on the mat and Big Mike is not done just yet! He goes to grab Ms. Extreme, but–OH! MS. EXTREME WITH A LOW BLOW TO BIG MIKE!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme just took care of Big Mike’s little wee-wee as he landed on his knees, holding his, er, private area in pain. Ms. Extreme, on one leg, limps over to Big Mike and she starts hammering shots to Big Mike’s face! He’s trying to fight her off, but Ms. Extreme is going wild with those punches of fury!

James Peters: OH MY GOD! CHRIS ELITE, OUT OF NOWHERE, WITH A SWING OF THAT PILLOWCASE FULL OF NOKIA PHONES AND USES IT TO TAKE OUT MS. EXTREME’S ANKLE AGAIN!!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme falls to her knees, now gripping onto that ankle again as Chris Elite stomps on it over and over repeatedly. Something has clicked in Chris Elite, is he going on an absolute rage-filled RAMPAGE at this point, not showing any sign of letting up on those stomps! 

Persephone: I mean, can you blame him? After all that these two have put each other through over the last few weeks leading into this match, I’d be mad, too.

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) AAAAAHHHGGGGGHHH!!!!

James Peters: Chris Elite, finally stops after some time, and goes to grab that ankle of Camille again–BUT SHE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME, AND FIGHTS HIM OFF! Ms. Extreme is not going to let Chris Elite get another ankle lock off again! SHE KICKS HIM OFF OF HER WITH HER ONE GOOD LEG!

Persephone: Now, Camille has slid out of the ring, trying to take a minute to regain her composure. Man, what a shitty situation. She’s looking for solace all around this arena, but I guess she forgot it’s Pain for Pride and until it’s over, we will never find peace in our hearts again.

James Peters: :dahell:

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite goes to help Big Mike get back on his feet, and the two are simply watching as Ms. Extreme tries to desperately get away from the two. She is limping, hopping, dragging her bad ankle along with her–but this time over to the ring announce section. It looks like she’s trying to hide.

Persephone: :mjlol: Hide?! Back THERE? I know Bella Braxton’s might seem like a good choice, but not even her big ass head would be able to keep Camille out of view.

James Peters: Inside the ring, Chris Elite and Big Mike are laughing, in absolute hysterics at the situation because they know Ms. Extreme’s back is up against the wall. There’s literally nothing she can do with Big Mike and Chris Elite against her. Nowhere for her to go, barely anywhere for her to hide.

Chris Elite: (off-mic) Look at this lame bitch…

Rich Russillo: And now, like sharks in the water, they come out of the ring walking on each side to attack Ms. Extreme from both sides. 

Persephone: Likely not the first time they double-teamed a woman. But she is still trying to hide behind the timekeeper! What the hell is she doing?! Run, bitch, they’re gaining on you!

Rich Russillo: Elite and Big Mike slowly creeping up on Ms. Extreme, laughing as they get closer in their approach–OH MY GOD! IT WAS A RUSE ALL ALONG!

Persephone: MS. EXTREME HAS GRABBED THE RING BELL AND CHUCKS IT STRAIGHT TOWARDS THEM! THE BELL CONNECTS RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF BIG MIKE! I’ve never seen a big man go down so easily! The earth is shaking beneath my feet!

James Peters: SHE KNOCKS BIG MIKE’S HEAD RIGHT OFF, AND THERE’S NOTHING CHRIS ELITE CAN DO ABOUT IT! BIG MIKE IS KNOCKED THE HELL OUT! NEVER underestimate the Red Queen! 

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite goes over to check on Big Mike, who is laying out cold! I know he can barely stand to see anything happen to his best friend, and Big Mike is most definitely hurt! 

(Camera closes in on Chris Elite trying to slap an unconscious Big Mike awake. Drool drips from Big Mike’s chin, and his eyes have rolled to the back of his head.)

Chris Elite: (off-mic) FUCK!!!!! C’mon, Mike, get up…

Persephone: Yeah, the big guy’s down and out–BUT CAMILLE DOESN’T CARE! OUT OF NOWHERE, MS. EXTREME IS BACK WITH THE PILLOWCASE OF NOKIA PHONES!!! SHE IS SWINGING AND SHE IS HITTING CHRIS ELITE ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH THOSE PHONES!!!

James Peters: BAH GAWD, THE ONSLAUGHT CONTINUES! The crowd is loving every second bit of it as Chris Elite is getting the treatment that he deserves, payback after trying to play the numbers game to turn this match in his favor! Chris Elite is doing all that he can to get away, and is definitely hurting from those shots with the pillowcase. Ms. Extreme drops the pillowcase, and she grabs Chris Elite and drags him back into the ring while she goes limping over to grab some–

Persephone: TABLES!!!!!! :blessed:

Crowd: THIS IS AWE-SOME! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 THIS IS AWE-SOME! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 THIS IS AWE-SOME! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 

James Peters: Ms. Extreme is slowly, thanks to her right ankle, grabbing those tables, struggling slightly to pull them out from under the ring, but somehow on her own, she manages to set one up in front of the commentary table.

Persephone: But that’s not enough for this crazy bitch! She goes to grab ANOTHER! And she slides it into the ring.

Crowd: WE WANT TA-BLES! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 WE WANT TA-BLES! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 WE WANT TA-BLES! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 

Rich Russillo: Whatever Ms. Extreme is thinking right now, it doesn’t look too good for Chris. Ms. Extreme slides into the ring after bringing the table inside, but all the time she took to set that first table up was enough for Chris Elite to recover a little bit from that Nokia assault! He’s back up, slides into the ring, and–FROM BEHIND! Chris goes for a front flip snapmare driver!!!

James Peters: MS. EXTREME MIGHT BE BRUISED, LIMP, AND EXHAUSED, BUT SHE’S STILL ALL THERE! SHE HAS THE IN-RING AWARENESS TO PULL OFF A COUNTER, PUSHES CHRIS ELITE INTO THE ROPES! CHRIS ELITE COMES BOUNCING BACK WITH A TWISTING CLOTHESLINE! BUT MS. EXTREME MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND JUMPS OFF THE ROPES……

Rich Russillo: BLLIIIIINNNNDDD FFFUUURRRRYYYYY!

Crowd: ASDKFJHSDFKJSDHGFKSJDFJKDF!!!

Persephone: A BLIND FURY!!! BLIND FURY TO CHRIS ELITE! MS. EXTREME HITS THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ONTO CHRIS ELITE AND FINALLY, THIS HELLACIOUS, DELECTABLE, CHAOTIC, POETIC SHITSTORM OF A MATCH IS OVER!!! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

(Ms. Extreme practically throws her body on top of Chris Elite, who’s completely out of it. She hooks the leg, but then suddenly and unfortunately realizes that we are *still* without a referee.)

James Peters: God dammit, there’s still no ref! Ms. Extreme has this match WON, but there’s no count! 


Persephone: Fuck it. I’ll go do it myself–

James Peters: Ms. Extreme, once she realizes, pulls herself off of Chris Elite. Having no ref around is still a blessing in disguise, as she can still have her way with the Hall-of-Famer. She stands up on her good leg, and grabs the table she brought into the ring. She sets the table in the corner for now.

Persephone: Keep your eyes onn Chris Elite, who’s slowly starting to pull himself up, still recovering from that Blind Fury, but he spots Ms. Extreme across the ring. He goes towards her, tries to land a hard punch but–Ms. Extreme catches it! She counters and grabs his arm!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme tries to Irish whip Chris into the table in the corner, but Chris sees what he’s in for, and isn’t letting her pull him! He’s planting his feet on the ground as best as he can, and unfortunately, Ms. Extreme lacks the foundation she needs to pull out enough strength to force Chris into the corner due to her bad ankle! 

Persephone: To try and turn the tide, Ms. Extreme ends up kicking Chris Elite in the groin area! AND MS. EXTREME HITS THE BULLDOG ONTO THE MAT, smearing some of Chris Elite’s bloody forehead all over the ground and staining the ring! But she doesn’t stop there, of course not. Ms. Extreme grabs Chris Elite again–she goes for a Twist of Fate.

Rich Russillo: IT CONNEC–

Rich Russillo: NO!!! NO! IT DOESN’T! CHRIS ELITE COUNTERS! CHRIS ELITE PUSHES HER OFF AND HE–CHRIS ELITE HITS BOX OFFICE SMASH!!! CHRIS ELITE CONNECTS WITH BOX OFFICE SMASH INTO THE SKULL OF MS. EXTREME!!! THIS IS WON, AND DONE!

Crowd: HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! 

James Peters: But STILL! There’s no referee! Chris realizes this, though, and notices that Big Mike is coming to his senses! Chris has started shouting over at Big Mike, commanding him to try and get the referee’s attention so he can put an end to this match, and prove once and for all that Elite is better than Extreme! 

(Camera cuts to Big Mike standing at the apron on the edge of the ring where the referee has been out cold this entire time. Big Mike tries everything–a slap to the face, a kiss on the cheek, screaming in his ear, but the referee will not budge.)

Big Mike: (off-mic) Bro, come on, wake your ass up!

Referee: :dead:

Rich Russillo: But there’s no use! The referee isn’t even budging–

Persephone: Of course not, he was always useless. Wheel his ass out of here already.

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite curses under his breath, and turns his attention back to the attack on Ms. Extreme. He goes to grab her hair and pull her up–OH! Ms. Extreme pokes him in the eyes! Chris Elite is holding his face and now Ms. Extreme starts throwing more punches to Chris Elite, backing him in towards that turnbuckle corner where the table still rests!

James Peters: Chris Elite eventually powers through those punches, and fights back! Now he’s hammering shots onto Ms. Extreme! They trade punches in the center of the ring, both competitors wobbly as fuck, as this match has taken so much out of them!

Persephone: Elite…Extreme…Elite….Extreme…Extreme…Extreme? EXTREME! EXTREME!! THOSE BORING ASS PUNCHES HAVE FINALLY STOPPED, finally Ms. Extreme gets the best of him, and she lands a hard shot that knocks Chris Elite onto the mat!!!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite is groggy, I don’t think he can get up in time! Camille limps herself over to a free turnbuckle, what the fuck is she thinking with that ankle?!

Persephone: This bitch is fearless, I tell you, that, or she has no regard for her own goddamn life–ANNDDD SHE SETS HERSELF UP–YES! GLASS CEILING!!! GLASS CEILING CONNECTS!!! THE TOP ROPE STUNNER IS LANDED, AND CHRIS ELITE IS DOWN!!!

James Peters: I don’t know how she managed to pull that off–clearly, her ankle still no good, as Camille can’t even stand up properly after that move!

Persephone: Camille manages to drag herself out of the ring, gets herself to the nearest apron and–oh-ho! She grabs a steel chair! Chris Elite is slowly pulling himself up and….BAM!!! 

(Ms. Extreme lands a solid chair shot heard all around the arena right on Chris Elite’s skull. Completely dazed, he teeters, wobbles, and eventually falls over right on his head. Camille, relishing in the moment, looks out into the crowd who cheer and applaud for the performance that these two EAW Legendz have provided them with so far.)

Persephone: CAMILLE SMACKS THAT CHAIR TO HIS FACE!! CHRIS ELITE LOOKS LIKE HE’S BEEN BUSTED OPEN A SECOND TIME FROM THAT HARD SHOT FROM THE STEEL CHAIR! :blessed: !!!! THE BLOODIER, THE BETTER, CAMILLE, HIT HIM AGAIN!

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme is smiling at the damage that has been done! Chris Elite is not even moving! Ms. Extreme CLEARLY isn’t done just yet though…using the ropes to support herself up, she waits patiently for Chris to stand back up so she can land another chairshot, looking to do as much damage as she can! Chris is taking his time to stand back on his two feet. He is wobbling all over the place!

(A dazed and confused Chris Elite, with blood streaming down his face, neck, and shoulders, can barely even see as he tries to pull himself up from the ground. He grabs the bottom rope, then the second, and uses his upper body strength to try and hoist himself up, completely unaware of the brutality that awaits him.)

James Peters: Chris Elite is finally back up, and Ms. Extreme CHARGES AT HIM WITH THE STEEL CHAIR BUT, NO! FUCK! FUCK! :damn:

Rich Russillo: BOX OFFICE SMASH CONNECTS, **TO THE CHAIR** INTO MS. EXTREME’S FACE!!! YOU CAN HEAR CAMILLE’S HEAD BANG RIGHT INTO THAT CHAIR WITH FORCE FROM CHRIS ELITE’S SUPERKICK! THE IMPACT OF THAT SUPERKICK REVERBERATING THROUGH THE STEEL CHAIR AND ONTO CAMILLE’S SKULL! FUCK!

(From the impact, Camille falls back onto the ground. Chris drops to his knees, as he’s still having trouble standing from those shots from the steel chair.)

Persephone: CAMILLE IS BUSTED OPEN! :blessed: Oh my god, I am GOBSMACKED! POOLS of BLOOD are now dripping from her face, it’s a fucking bloodbath in there! Jesus Christ, these two are trying to literally kill each other! 

Rich Russillo: Oh my god, and look who’s finally woken up, it’s Big Mike! Big Mike skittering around the ring to get over to Chris Elite’s side! 

James Peters: But wait, it looks like Big Mike has another weapon in his hand–he sure as hell does, Big Mike has a baseball bat, and he is trying to hand it over to Chris Elite! Chris Elite crawls over and tries his hardest to reach through the ropes to grab the baseball bat from Big Mike–and Ms. Extreme is also regaining her power to stand! :lupe:

Rich Russillo: WHAT THE FUCK?? MS. EXTREME IS UP, AND SHE FLINGS HERSELF ACROSS THE RING! SHE RIPS THAT BASEBALL BAT OUT OF BIG MIKE’S HANDS BEFORE CHRIS ELITE CAN CATCH HOLD OF IT–MS. EXTREME IS IN POSSESSION OF THE BASEBALL BAT, I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW SHE GOT THERE SO QUICKLY!

Persephone: BIG MIKE, REALIZES CHRIS MIGHT BE IN TROUBLE, AND PULLS HIMSELF UP ONTO THE APRON! CAMILLE IS ABOUT TO SWING ON CHRIS ELITE–NO! SHIT! CHRIS GRABS THE BAT! Chris Elite grabs the end of the bat and now Elite and Extreme are in a tug-of-war–CHRIS ELITE POWERS THROUGH, AND HE MANAGES TO SNATCH THAT BAT AWAY FROM CAMILLE! 

Rich Russillo: A swing, aaaaaaaand…NOT A MISS! CHRIS ELITE CONNECT–OH MY GOD!

**CRASH!!!!!!**

James Peters: THE SWING FROM THE BASEBALL BAT CONNECTS, ONTO BIG MIKE!!! MS. EXTREME SUCCESSFULLY DODGED OUT OF THE WAY AND CHRIS ELITE, INADVERTENTLY HITS BIG MIKE WITH THE BAT, CAUSING BIG MIKE FALLS FROM THE RING APRON ONTO THE TABLE SET UP BY THE ANNOUNCE TABLE FROM EARLIER. 

Crowd: DFKSJDFLKSDJFLSKDJFLDFDF!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Picture-in-picture replay from a different angle of Big Mike crashing into the table.)

Persephone: Oh, that big beautiful man. He’s done for.

James Peters: Chris Elite looks on and he’s stunned by what he just did as he looks at the carnage! BUT WAIT…. CAMILLIE COMES FROM BEHIND AND LANDS A LOW BLOW ON CHRIS ELITE!!! AND MS. EXTREME TRIES TO RUSH TO THE TURNBUCKLE, AS FAST AS SHE CAN ON THAT ANKLE–

Rich Russillo: BLIND FURY! BLIND FURY! MS. EXTREME CONNECTS WITH A BLIND FURY AGAIN TO THE MIDSECTION OF CHRIS ELITE!

James Peters: HE’S COOKED! CHRIS ELITE IS OUT COLD! This is absolute pandemonium! Camille falls back onto the ropes for support, trying to catch her breath realizing that this match is likely to go on forever without an official–what’s this?! 

(Camera cuts to the ramp, where a brand new official has started charging down to the ring.)

Persephone: FINALLY, A NEW REFEREE HAS MADE HIS WAY OUT HERE TO TRY AND REGAIN CONTROL OF THIS FUCKING MATCH! Camille sees him running down the ramp, and realizes she has this one in the bag! Big Mike is out, Chris Elite is out! She scurries over to a laid out Chris Elite, and goes for the cover! IS THIS FINALLY IT?! 

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

…………………………

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

…………………………..

James Peters: NO!!! CHRIS ELITE KICKS OUT!!! SOMEHOW CHRIS ELITE STAYS ALIVE AND MS. EXTREME IS LIVID!! SHE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER!!!! Ms. Extreme is in absolute disbe-fucking-lief, as are we! How did Chris Elite power out of that one?!

Rich Russillo: We all thought it was over!! But Chris Elite stays in it! Ms. Extreme doesn’t know what to do anymore! Her face is DRENCHED with blood along, as is Chris Elite who is also STILL bleeding from his forehead! Ms. Extreme limps over to the corner again to catch a quick breath! She tries to charge after Chris again…

James Peters: BUT CHRIS ELITE PULLS THE NEW REFEREE IN FRONT OF HIM SO HE CAN DART AWAY FROM THAT SPEAR, AND MS. EXTREME ENDS UP HITTING THE REFEREE WITH A SPEAR!!! AND JUST LIKE THAT, WE ARE WITHOUT AN OFFICIAL IN THIS MATCHUP FOR THE SECOND TIME!

Crowd: FIGHT FOR-EV-ER! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 FIGHT FOR-EV-ER! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 FIGHT FOR-EV-ER! 👏🏼👏🏼, 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 

Persephone: 😐

Rich Russillo: These two are going to run through so many referees that we might not make it to the Main Event tonight, ladies and gentlemen. Ms. Extreme decides to listen to this crowd, keeping the fight going, and Ms. Extreme limps back over to Chris Elite and she tries to go for the armbar!!! 

James Peters: BUT CHRIS ELITE COUNTERS HER ARMBAR AS HE ROLLS HIMSELF BACK UP AND HITS ANOTHER BOX OFFICE SMASH!!!! THIS IS OVER!!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER–and turns to that second ref–

Chris Elite: (off-mic) COME ON, BITCH, I DON’T HAVE ALL NIGHT!

Persephone: They’re not all so useless after all! The ref hears him, tries to wiggle himself to a good position–THAT REFEREE IS SLOWLY MOVING BUT HE’S ABLE TO MAKE THE COUNT FOR CHRIS ELITE!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

…………………………

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

…………………………

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT!!! SHE KICKS OUT!!!

Crowd: ASDKFLJSDFL;KJSDF;LKJDF;LKDJF!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Chris Elite doesn’t even have enough energy to let himself feel ALL of that frustration right now! But it goes without saying that Chris Elite does not know at ALL what it might take to finish off Ms. Extreme.

(Camera closes in on Chris Elite, wiping the blood away from his now tear-stained eyes. It is obvious to everyone that Chris Elite has given his all in the ring tonight. He sits inside of the ring, arms resting on his knees while he shakes his head in disbelief. A few more seconds pass before Chris Elite wipes his bloody hands off on his chest, and pulls himself back up. From the look in his eyes, you can tell he has something big in mind.)

Persephone: He gets back onto his feet and grabs Camille again….

James Peters: He tries to Irish whip her into the ropes, but Ms. Extreme quickly counters him into ANOTHER Twist of Fate on Chris Elite, planting him face first onto the mat! It’s starting to look like Ms. Extreme is back in full control again and I think she is signaling for the end!

Rich Russillo: FOR THE THIRD, MAYBE EVEN FORTH TIME IN THIS MATCH, Camille Jane Ava goes towards the top turnbuckles! SHE SETS HERSELF UP FOR–ANOTHER BLIND FURY! BLIND FUR–

Persephone: CHRIS ELITE, WITH THE LAST OUNCE OF STRENGTH THAT THIS LITTLE MAN HAS IN HIM, HE RUSHES TOWARDS THE ROPES! HE KNOCKS HER DOWN ONTO THE MAT BEFORE SHE CAN GET ANOTHER FINISHER IN–and I think she landed right on that ankle again, guys! 

James Peters: Ms. Extreme, now at the center of the ring, is holding her right ankle in agonizing pain again. Chris Elite wastes no time, and turns his attention back to Ms. Extreme. He picks her up slowly, and he’s setting her up for–WHAT THE FUCK?! WHAT THE FUCK! WE DON’T SEE THIS FROM CHRIS ELITE OFTEN-

Rich Russillo: DOUBLE-UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER FROM CHRIS ELITE TO MS. EXTREME!

Persephone: Ms. Extreme’s head has bounced right off that blood-stained ring mat from the impact of that piledriver, and–HOLY SHIT, CHRIS ELITE DOESN’T STOP THERE, NO, HE PICKS HER UP AGAIN, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY! AND HE’S GOING FOR–YES! ANOTHER ONE!

**CRASH!!!!**

James Peters: THE LONG. KISS. **GOODNIGHT!** ANOTHER PILEDRIVER ONTO THE TABLE IN THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER! The ULTIMATE finisher from Chris Elite, and the ref barely even cares to notice the crash from the table! Ms. Extreme has gone CRASHING through that table, and she’s FUCKING OUT COLD! NO SIGNS OFF LIFE COMING FROM MS. EXTREME!

Rich Russillo: Chris grabs Camille by the arms and drags her over to the center of the ring. One of the sleepy refs is stirring awake, and–CHRIS ELITE, DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AND GOES FOR THE COVER! HE HOOKS THE LEG! THE REF IS GOING FOR THE COUNT!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! 

…..

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

…..

(Poor ref can barely get his arm up.)

….

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winnnnerrrr…..CHRRRRIIIIIISSSSS EEEEEELLLLIIIIITEEEE!

(“44 Bulldog” hits once again as the crowd cheers, and Chris Elite slowly rolls off of Ms. Extreme, not even getting back to his feet right away after the match he’s been through, which took a far more violent turn than he and everyone else had expected heading into this match.)

James Peters: CHRIS ELITE PICKS UP THE VICTORY AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!!!! CHRIS ELITE HAS DEFEATED MS. EXTREME, BUT ONE THING NOBODY CAN SAY IS THAT HE HAD AN EASY TIME DOING SO! These two went through a war, and in the end it looks like Chris Elite will be the one leaving it on his feet!

Rich Russillo: I am so shocked about what we saw tonight. After these past few weeks we all knew that this was going to be an exciting match, but this was somehow exceeded expectations despite being a match between former World Champions! This is the type of match that has made Pain for Pride the show to look forward to every single year!

Persephone: I guess we could thank the referee for being completely incompetent, because I did NOT want to sit through a normal match between these two.

James Peters: Both of these Elitists have something to be proud of, but in the end Chris Elite pulls off another Pain for Pride victory. Congratulations Chris Elite for a fantastic end to the season!

(As “44 Bulldog” continues to play, Chris Elite slowly makes it back up to his feet. Chris looks down at Ms. Extreme for a second, before looking away and having his hand held up by the referee, who much like Chris and Ms. Extreme, needs to recover from the events of this match. From there Chris Elite continues to celebrate his victory, and Pain for Pride fades away from ringside.)

[ EARLIER TODAY ]

???: Woof. Bark. Grr.

(The camera fades in to the Poon Palace which is packed to the rafters amidst the Pain for Pride festivities. The FPV is being shown on massive monitors all around the building but the show can barely even be heard as the music is blasting. The dance floor is packed and you know they be violating all them fire codes here tonight. )

???: *growls angrily*

(Steroid Dawg is shown standing guard just in front of the entrance door to the Poon Palace watching on with teeth clenched. She is clearly agitated by something. TLA is shown walking up and patting her on the head to calm her down.)

TLA: Tranquila mi perra. Cálmate. This that Pain for Pride ain’t no need for none of the hostility. 💯

Steroid Dawg: 😀

(Suddenly the doors to the Poon Palace fly open aggressively as a large number of imposing looking men in suits enter the building.)

TLA: :oh:

(As the large group enters the already packed building bypassing security TLA looks confused and tries to ask them what they are doing here.)

???: Excuse me señor are you the owner of this establishment?

(TLA turns around as he is approached by Disney CEO Bob Chapek who walks towards him with a wide smile and his hand out expecting a handshake.)

TLA: O shit Bobby que onda mi amigo! Y’all know you one of my finest customers. This vato done been here a million tim-

Bob Chapek: Hahaha! Of course of course! We do have a thriving business relationship but lets not publicize the details of course.

TLA: Si si of course of course. I ain’t be snitchin’. Now do we gotta clear out a VIP booth for you? We got what you be needing.

Bob Chapek: Bueno bueno. Unfortunately I am here on business here tonight. Very serious business.

TLA: :oh:

Bob Chapek: As you may be aware Elite Answers Wrestling has entered into a 10-billion dollar deal with the Walt Disney Company giving them exclusive entertainment rights. We at Disney are completely devoted to family friendly entertainment as seen by our great programs on Disney+. You know that we at Disney have a legacy dating back nearly a century of unproblematic cartoons and entertainment that have never once offended a single viewer.

TLA: :usure:

Bob Chapek: Ahem… well I am sure we have made some mistakes down the line. A hundred years is a long time after all. However. What is important is our current image and product and I am afraid that we must insist that all of the employees of our new entertainment property comply with our company image and promote healthy American values. If you understand me?

TLA: Yo you know I be feelin’ you jefe. That ain’t no problem. You be looking around the Poon Palace and you see all of the finest bitches. These bitches are like Disney princesses out here we treat them like royalty and you know that they stay slidin’ down that pole straight into a happily ever after ending up in here.

Bob Chapek: I’m not completely sure you are understanding the situation…

Steroid Dawg: :stfudamn:

Bob Chapek: Well… The Poon Palace is of course not owned by EAW however, as a side business of one of their reigning world champions it is of course of relevant interest and concern to us at Disney… That being said I am sure we can work out the details another time. I am sure that as the business relationship with EAW deepens our discussions will continue. I sure wish you luck tonight in your match TLA. You know that I am personally rooting for you to keep that championship. Best of luck amigo.

(Bob Chapek extends his hand towards TLA with a large professional smile on his face. TLA shakes his hand in return as Steroid Dawg looks on suspiciously.)

Steroid Dawg:

(Several of the Poons are shown listening in from behind the door to their dressing room having overheard the conversation. The camera pans into the undressing room which is more like an undressing room amirite.)

Poon #1: What the fuck. Did you see that shit? Did you hear that shit?? Hell no.

Poon #2: Oh gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl no.

Poon #3: They be tryna take this shit away from us fine working women. First the Supreme Court now this. Will the oppression never end?

Poon #1: I won’t stand for it. I worked too hard to become one of the finest Poons in this country. Now Disney wants to come in here and promote some kind of bullshit family friendly image? Oh hell no!

Poon #2: Say it gurl. Say it.

Poon #1: It’s time we lead a strike. We will shut the streets down see how they like it when the Poon Palace is taken away from them. Do you know how many Disney execs we have had up in here?

Poon #4: Come on y’all. It won’t be that bad. I mean there’s always other options.

Poon #2: Bitch please.

Poon #4: No no I’m serious. :noah:

Poon #3: We are going to have to burn down Disney World. It’s the only way.

All Poons: :whoa: !

Poon #3: I mean metaphorically of course. :mjgrin:

Poon #2: Oh bitch you so funny! :dead:

Poon #4: We don’t have to do all that. But we should have a backup plan if the worst comes to pass. Our lives are in jeopardy and this may be the worst crisis that the Poon Palace has ever faced!

Poon #1: Nah remember when Fox took over and all of those 90 year old Fox News executives started coming in here. Now that was a real crisis.

Poon #2: Mmmhmmm. Gurl I can still smell them in my private room.

Poon #3: You gotta disinfect that shit baby. That’s why you ain’t been getting too many customers lately.

Poon #4: Look I was thinking what if we convert the Poon Palace into a nice family friendly diner or restaurant or something. I mean we can all be waitresses.

Poon #2: Finally a chance to bust out my sexy waitress outfit. :100:

Poon #4: No no we can’t do that under Disney. We have to play it cool. The Disney contract is only for a year right? The customers be hungry so we gotta feed them :100:

Poon #1: Bitch this is the Poon Palace. Not the Pancake Palace.

Poon #4: I feel you. But our lives are in jeopardy. If we don’t fight to survive… this could mean the end of the Poon Palace forever!

All Poons: :mjcry: !!!!

Poon #2: #SaveThaPoons

(The crying Poons are all shown huddling together in tears as they comfort each other amidst such devastating situations. Steroid Dawg is shown entering the dressing room as she joins the group hug as well.)

( Pain for Pride fades back down to ringside. )

( Pain For Pride fades back into the arena as the next match graphic flashes across the screen causing the Las Vegas crowd to erupt into thunderous cheers. )

( The camera then goes over to the ring to show Stephie Love. She’s standing there with a microphone in her hand and a smile on her face, ready to announce the next match on hand here tonight! )

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

( ‘Amerika’ by Rammstein is heard blasting through the speakers, triggering the crowd to burst into absolutely thunderous boos in response. The camera then goes over from the ring to the stage to show Sheridan Müller making her way out. She has a stern and serious look present on her face as she doesn’t waste time with any theatrics, she is just quite simply laser-focused on the ring in front of her. She takes a deep breath before popping her neck and beginning to make her way down the ramp from there. )

Stephie Love: Introducing first… from München, Deutschland… weighing in at 135 pounds… ‘THE FLAMESTRESS’… SHERIDAN MÜLLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: These past few weeks we have seen a much more aggressive side to Sheridan than we have since her return. That doesn’t by any means mean that it’s something that just showed up, it’s just something that has seemed more amplified these past few weeks, especially considering how close we were getting to Pain For Pride. And of course, all of that aggressiveness was brought towards her opponent this evening, and that is none other than Astraea Jordan. 

Flannery McCoy: This is Sheridan’s first Pain For Pride in years, and I’m sure the one thing that she wants to do is come out with a victory. She has had a nearly spotless record since returning, more than most in actuality, and she looks to maintain that. And what better than to get a victory over someone who has created waves on the Dynasty brand herself? 

Jake Mercer: I have no problem in siding with Sheridan tonight. I mean, did any of you see the untelevised house show they did before the Hall of Fame ceremony where they did a test run of all the Pain For Pride matches? Sheridan was really beating that girl’s ass! 

Flannery McCoy: Yeah, “untelevised”, alright buddy. :francis: 

( ‘Party Goin Dumb’ by Rico Nasty is heard playing up as the crowd instantly erupts into deafening cheers. The camera goes over to the stage to show Astraea Jordan beginning to make her way out from the backstage area. She has a smile on her face looking around and beginning to hype the crowd up, before looking towards the ring. Her eyes look onto Sheridan’s who is staring a hole into her and immediately she’s ready to go. She begins to make her way down the ramp, looking around while she does so and just soaking the atmosphere up. )

Stephie Love: And her opponent… from Chicago, Illinois… weighing in at 165 pounds… ASTRAEA JORDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: As for Astraea she has been out for vengeance after what Sheridan has done. From sneak attacks to beat downs, all of this has slowly, but surely, been leading to a grand-scale match at Pain For Pride. And if you ask me, Astraea isn’t going to settle for anything less than a victory here tonight. 

Flannery McCoy: Just as I mentioned in regards to Sheridan, this is also Astraea’s first Pain For Pride in quite a bit and a victory here would make a huge statement heading into Season 16. She has beaten some of Friday Night Dynasty’s best and made a name for herself since coming back, and I don’t think she’s going to take her foot off the gas pedal when it comes to that. But I’m more than interested to see how this match goes.

Jake Mercer: I’ll tell you, hear me out here. This Disney partnership sucks, BUT it isn’t in effect until after Pain For Pride. So during the match… BOOM! THE RING BLOWS UP! I saw that at a Japanese wrestling show! I think it’s GENIUS!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew-O: Here we go, and this highly anticipated match between two of Dynasty’s best is officially underway! Once a mutual partnership turned sour, the two now rage war in the Spectacle at Sin City in what should be a fantastic bout! Both Sheridan and Astraea make their way out of their corners, both looking to start this off with a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Both of them jockey for position, but before long it’s Sheridan that manages to push Astraea towards the corner turnbuckles. Astraea plants her feet to the ground though, refusing the budge before turning Sheridan around and pressing her up against the corner instead! Sheridan lets go and holds her hands up while the referee heads over to split the two of them up. Astraea backs up and it looks to be a clean break-

( SLAP! )

Flannery McCoy: BUT SHERIDAN JUST SMACKED ASTRAEA IN THE FACE! Astraea looks pissed, LUNGING FORWARD- BUT SHERIDAN GOES UNDER AND GRABS HER BY THE WAIST BEFORE LIFTING HER UP INTO THE AIR AND SLAMMING HER DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS! Sheridan now mounts on top of Astraea, before beginning to hammer away repeatedly on her face! We know damn well how vicious Sheridan Müller can be in a regular week-to-week matchup, I could only imagine how that’s amplified on a stage like Pain For Pride! Astraea tries to block with her forearms, but she doesn’t need to for long with Sheridan stopping her assault and instead getting back up to her feet. But it looks like it’s less mercy, more the fact that she has something else up her sleeve as she grabs Astraea and brings her up to her feet. Astraea tries to fight back, BUT IN AN INSTANT SHERIDAN PULLS HER IN BY THE WRIST AND ATTEMPTS TO DROP HER ONTO HER HEAD WITH A SAITO SUPLEX! 

Jake Mercer: BUT THAT DOESN’T CONNECT AS INSTEAD SHERIDAN IS MET WITH A FOREARM STRIKE TO THE FACE BY ASTRAEA! Astraea keeps a hold of her wrist while she’s stunned before sending her towards a corner with an Irish whip! Sheridan is backed up and trying to gain her bearings, BUT SHE’S UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH ASTRAEA RUNNING FORWARD AND RAMMING HERSELF RIGHT INTO THE ABDOMEN OF SHERIDAN MÜLLER WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE! Astraea now grabs her by the head before throwing her downward towards the middle of the ring. Sheridan is slowly trying to get back up to her feet but I don’t think Astraea is going to let her, SHERIDAN IS UP IN A KNEELING POSITION WHILE ASTRAEA RUNS FORWARD AND ATTEMPTS A BIG BOOT TO SHERIDAN’S FACE! 

Stew-O: WHICH CONNECTS! Sheridan is down but she’s not down for long, quickly beginning to get herself back up to her feet while Astraea takes notice. SHERIDAN RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR A LARIAT- ONLY FOR ASTRAEA TO GO UNDER AND GRAB HER BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A SNAP POWERSLAM! Astraea now waits for Sheridan to get up to her feet… BEFORE GRABBING SHERIDAN AND LIFTING HER UP INTO THE AIR GOING FOR A POP-UP POWERBOMB ATTEMPT TO DRIVE HER RIGHT BACK DOWN- 

Flannery McCoy: BUT SHERIDAN MANAGES TO BRING DOWN AN OVERHAND PUNCH RIGHT AGAINST THE SKULL OF ASTRAEA STOPPING THE MOVE BEFORE IT CAN HAPPEN! Astraea attempts to throw a punch at the face of Sheridan in hopes of retaliating- BUT SHERIDAN COUNTERS IT BY WEAVING HER HEAD AND GRABBING HER ARM BEFORE TWISTING HER BODY AROUND AND DROPPING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH AN ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL ARM DRAG WHICH HAS TO HAVE HURT LIKE HELL FOR ASTRAEA! 

Jake Mercer: Astraea is down but she’s not entirely out yet as she continues to use all the strength left in her to get back up, BUT SHERIDAN GRABS HER BY THE ARM AGAIN AND INSTEAD GOES TO TAKE HER DOWN WITH A SECOND ARM DRAG! Sheridan keeps a hold of the arm and uses that to pull Astraea back up, BEFORE GOING FOR A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE TO THE HEAD TO TAKE HER DOWN- But Astraea manages to duck under that one while still keeping a hold of the wrist as she turns herself around, PULLING SHERIDAN IN BEFORE GOING FOR A DDT TO SPIKE HER HEAD ONTO THE CANVAS- 

Stew-O: But it’s Sheridan that manages to keep herself upward before using her strength to push Astraea up against the ropes! Before Astraea can connect with the move Sheridan manages to get herself out of harm’s way, and before long is now beginning to send repeated shots towards the gut of Astraea trying to get her to let go! Astraea lets go, but that’s only to send a punch down onto the back of Sheridan to put her assault on hold! Astraea then positions herself… BEFORE ROLLING OVER SHERIDAN AND PULLING HER IN EXECUTING A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET PIN OUT OF NOWHERE! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

Flannery McCoy: BUT SHERIDAN KICKS OUT BEFORE TWO! Both of them are back up, and it’s only a matter of who can do so faster, AND THAT ENDS UP BEING ASTRAEA WHO LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND GOES FOR A DROPKICK TO THE CHEST OF SHERIDAN- But Sheridan manages to avoid that by pushing her legs away causing Astraea to land stomachfirst on the canvas! Astraea gets back up to her feet, BUT CAN ONLY BRING HERSELF UP TO A KNEELING POSITION BEFORE SHERIDAN RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WHICH TAKES HER DOWN! 

Jake Mercer: Astraea clutches at her head but stretches out her hand and pulls herself towards the ropes before using them to quickly get up to her feet, BUT THAT’S BEFORE SHERIDAN GRABS HER BY THE HEAD AND DROPS HER WITH A QUICK SNAPMARE! Sheridan from there runs to the ropes and back… BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A PENALTY KICK TO THE CHEST OF ASTRAEA WHILE SHE ATTEMPTS TO GET BACK UP TO A SEATED POSITION!

Stew-O: Sheridan isn’t done though as she turns Astraea onto her stomach before bringing her back up by her waist, before setting her up… AND DROPPING HER DOWN ONCE AGAIN THIS TIME WITH A BRUTAL SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! ASTRAEA IS DOWN ON THE MAT WHILE SHERIDAN BRIDGES THE SUPLEX INTO A QUICK PIN ATTEMPT! RETURNING THE FAVOR THIS TIME AROUND!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO-

Flannery McCoy: BUT ASTRAEA MANAGES TO POWER OUT OF THAT ONE! Astraea falls limp to the ground momentarily but is beginning to gain her bearings before getting herself back up, BUT SHERIDAN GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET AND SWOOPS IN INSTANTLY GOING FOR A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX TO LAUNCH HER INTO THE AIR AND SEND HER CRASHING DOWN TO THE GROUND- 

Jake Mercer: But before Sheridan can execute that, Astraea manages to slip through and begin to send repeated right hands towards her face! Astraea saving herself from immediate danger as Sheridan’s grip on her begins to loosen up, and that allows her to slip through the cracks, BEFORE GRABBING HER AND DROPPING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A WAIST LOCK TAKEDOWN! Astraea drops her before rolling backward while Sheridan gets up to a seated position, AND ASTRAEA MANAGES TO CATCH HER JUST IN TIME LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE FACE TO KEEP HER DOWN ON THE MAT! 

Stew-O: Astraea has to make sure that she keeps herself on top of Sheridan this entire match if she looks to win, but something like that isn’t going to be so easy to do. Sheridan grabs her face and begins to get back up once again, and Astraea isn’t going to let her do that as she begins to approach her. She grabs her by the head, but before she can do anything it’s Sheridan that begins to fire away with repeated strikes towards the abdomen in hopes of creating distance between the two of them! Astraea is forced to take a step back, and that’s enough for Sheridan to get back up to her feet. Astraea runs over, only to be met with a forearm strike to the face which drops her down to a kneeling position! Sheridan from there runs to the ropes and back… BEFORE STEPPING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A BIG RIGHT HAND TOWARDS THE SIDE OF HER HEAD TO DROP HER DOWN TO THE MAT!

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan from there grabs her by the head and brings Astraea back up to her feet, BEFORE BRINGING HER INTO A FRONT FACELOCK AND LIFTING HER ABOVE HER HEAD INTO A SUPLEX- BUT Astraea manages to land herself behind Sheridan! Astraea looking to fire back grabbing a hold of her from behind, BEFORE LIFTING HER UP OFF THE GROUND INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX- NO! A back elbow to the face by Sheridan stops her in her tracks and that allows her to slip through and turn around so the two face one another! Sheridan goes under and grabs the leg of Astraea, BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT! Astraea is on her stomach while Sheridan keeps a hold of the leg, POSSIBLY GOING FOR A SINGLE-LEG BOSTON CRAB-

Jake Mercer: But that doesn’t happen as Astraea manages to turn onto her back before booting Sheridan with her free leg! The sole of her boot connects to the face of Sheridan forcing her backward and that gives Astraea enough time to get back up to her feet. Sheridan runs towards her, ONLY FOR ASTRAEA TO TURN HER AROUND BEFORE GRABBING HER BY THE HEAD AND PLANTING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A BULLDOG! Sheridan grabs her face while Astraea turns around and runs to the ropes… CONNECTING WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD WHILE SHE TRIES TO GET BACK UP!

Stew-O: Astraea has had this match in her favor for the timebeing but how much of that can she maintain before Sheridan gets the upperhand on her. I guess that’s something we’re about to find out as she grabs Sheridan and begins to bring her up, but she begins to retaliate almost instantly firing brutal forearm shots to the face of Astraea in hopes of taking her off guard while she can! But Astraea fires back with one of her own! That takes Sheridan off of her game momentarily which allows Astraea to go under and lift her up, GOING FOR ‘CHIRAQ FLOWSION’! EMERALD FLOWSION TO SHERIDAN MÜLLER!

Flannery McCoy: BUT THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN! Instead Sheridan lands behind her before grabbing her, AND PLANTING ASTRAEA DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH AN INVERTED DDT! Astraea is dropped down to the canvas almost instantly while Sheridan begins to get back up to her feet, but it doesn’t look like she’s done either as she brings Astraea back up, BEFORE PULLING HER IN AND GOING FOR A BIG BOOT-

Jake Mercer: But Astraea manages to grab the leg before it can connect and bring it downward, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DRAGON SCREW TO TAKE SHERIDAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Sheridan clutches at her legs and claws at the canvas, slowly beginning to drag herself towards the turnbuckle padding in hopes of getting herself back up to her feet. Astraea is hot on her tail though running forward, GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE TO THE HEAD- But Sheridan manages to move out of the way of that! The two of them trade spots, before Sheridan steps forward and connects with a chop to the chest of Astraea! Astraea is being lit up while Sheridan grabs her by the arm and sends her towards the opposite corner… BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE OF HER OWN! 

Stew-O: But Astraea uses the ropes to boot her in the face forcing Sheridan backward! Sheridan is left stirring at the middle of the ring while Astraea turns around and begins to make her way up to the top rope, what could she have planned right here… ASTRAEA LEAPING OFF WHEN SHERIDAN IS IN PROXIMITY LOOKING TO TAKE HER DOWN WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY ATTEMPT! 

Flannery McCoy: BUT WAIT! SHERIDAN CATCHES HER IN HER ARMS! Sheridan positioning Astraea before setting her up… FOR THE DEADLIFT POWERBOMB! DEADLIFT POWERBOMB CONNECTS DROPPING ASTRAEA DOWN TO THE MAT AND SHERIDAN WASTES NO TIME DROPPING DOWN AND HOOKING THE LEG! PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT HERE! COULD THIS BE IT?!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRREE-

Jake Mercer: BUT ASTRAEA MANAGES TO KICK OUT JUST IN TIME! Sheridan doesn’t look all that happy that it happened but then again what the fuck can she do other than keep this match going? Astraea is using all the strength in her body to try and get back up to her feet, but right now Sheridan isn’t going to take her foot off of the gas pedal as she grabs her by the head and brings her back up to her feet. Sheridan sends Astraea into a corner setting her up… BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND LEAPING INTO THE AIR GOING FOR A HIGH KNEE TOWARDS HER HEAD!

Stew-O: Astraea is hurt while Sheridan grabs her and sends her towards the opposite corner… RUNNING TOWARDS HER AGAIN BEFORE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A SECOND HIGH KNEE TO THE HEAD! WHICH DOES! Sheridan now sends her back to the initial corner, and I think we have a clue what she’s going for here… WHICH IS A THIRD AND FINAL KNEE TO THE HEAD- BUT ASTRAEA SAW IT COMING THIS TIME AROUND! Astraea manages to move out of the way of that before grabbing Sheridan, AND LIFTING HER UP BEFORE DROPPING HER DOWN ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A SNAKE EYES MANUEVER! 

Flannery McCoy: Sheridan bounces out of the corner and stumbles backward towards the center of the ring, and it’s Astraea that’s one step ahead of her running to the ropes and back… BEFORE LAUNCHING THROUGH THE AIR AND GOING FOR A SPEAR- WHICH IS QUICKLY THROWN OUT THE WINDOW WITH SHERIDAN CONNECTING WITH A KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS THE HEAD TO STOP HER! Astraea is hurt but manages to get up while Sheridan runs to the ropes and back… LOOKING TO TAKE HER HEAD CLEAN OFF WITH A BRUTAL LARIAT-

Jake Mercer: BUT ASTRAEA GOES UNDER AND LIFTS HER UP OFF THE GROUND AGAIN! CATCHING HER WITH A SECOND ATTEMPT AT ‘CHIRAQ FLOWSION’! WHICH CONNECTS! THE EMERALD FLOWSION DRILLS SHERIDAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS WHILE ASTRAEA ROLLS HER ONTO HER BACK AND HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR A PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRREE-

Stew-O: BUT SHERIDAN MANAGES TO KICK OUT THIS TIME! Astraea is slowly getting back up to her feet and while Sheridan managed to kick out of that, I think she realizes what she has to do right about now. Astraea is climbing up to the top rope now, realizing that this might be the only chance she has to capitalize on what’s going on and come out with the victory. She has Sheridan dead to rights, and right now we haven’t seen ‘German Efficiency’ move a single muscle in the process! Sheridan is down while Astraea balances herself on the top rope…

Flannery McCoy: SHE’S GOING FOR ‘AIR JORDAN’! 450 SPLASH OFF OF THE TOP ROPE TO FINISH THIS MATCH FOR GOOD AND GET A VICTORY TONIGHT IN LAS VEGAS! 

Jake Mercer: BUT SHERIDAN MANAGES TO GET BACK UP AND RUN FORWARD BEFORE SWIPING AT ASTRAEA’S LEGS TO TRY AND GET HER OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! Astraea loses her balance and drops down to a seated position on the top and that gives Sheridan all the time she needs right now to captalize while she has the chance. And it looks like she’s going to end up doing that in th biggest way, as she begins to climb up to the top rope and join Astraea in the high rent district! 

Stew-O: Now both women are teeing off on one another within repeated strikes towards the head, each of them using the remaining strength that they have left in their body to keep going but who knows how much they must have left right now! Sheridan stops her assault for a moment, and that gives Astraea a chance to throw a punch- But Sheridan blocks it, BEFORE REELING HER HEAD BACK AND CRACKING HER SKULL AGAINST ASTRAEA’S WITH AN ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL HEADBUTT! It doesn’t look like Sheridan is done either as she grab Astraea by her head looking to go for something big now… SHERIDAN LIFTS ASTRAEA OFF OF THE TOP ROPE BEFORE SENDING HER CRASHING DOWN WITH A BRUTAL SUPERPLEX! 

Flannery McCoy: Astraea is sprawled out on the mat and that’s definitely not good for her. Sheridan begins to approach though, and I think she knows exactly what she wants to go for here. She walked into Pain For Pride expecting a victory and right now I don’t think she’s going to leave if she gets anything less. Astraea slowly begins to rise up, and you can see the pain and fatigue on both of their faces as they continues to push on through the rest of this matchup. Astraea is up, but I don’t think she sees Sheridan lurking…

Jake Mercer: SHERIDAN GRABS HER FROM BEHIND AND SETS HER UP! SHE’S GOING FOR ‘ENDLESS FANTASIES’! SHE’S LOOKING TO TAKE ASTRAEA’S HEAD OFF WITH HER FINISHING RIPCORD LARIAT! 

Stew-O: BUT ASTRAEA DUCKS UNDER THAT! She avoids that by a hair before finding herself behind Sheridan, GRABBING HER FROM BEHIND AND LIFTING HER UP INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX! ASTRAEA USING SHERIDAN’S OWN ‘SHERPLEX’ MOVE AGAINST HER AS SHE TRANSITIONS INTO A BRIDGING PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRR-

Flannery McCoy: BUT SHERIDAN MANAGES TO KICK OUT JUST IN TIME! Both of them get back up to her feet, with Sheridan clutching her neck in pain after the German. Sheridan runs forward, ONLY FOR ASTRAEA TO GO UNDER AND TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! Sheridan stumbles back up, continuing to persist, ONLY FOR ASTRAEA TO GO FOR A DROPKICK TO HER BACK- But Sheridan manages to dodge out of the way of that while Astraea lands flat on her tailbone, LEAVING THE OPPORTUNITY OPEN FOR SHERIDAN TO STEP FORWARD AND LAND A BRUTAL KNEE TO THE FACE OF ASTRAEA JORDAN! 

Jake Mercer: Astraea is down while Sheridan brings her back up, sending her towards the ropes… SHERIDAN GOING FOR A BACK BODY DROP- BUT ASTRAEA MANAGES TO FLIP OVER IT AND ROLL HER INTO A SUNSET FLIP, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE WHICH DROPS SHERIDAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Astraea isn’t done though as she runs towards the ropes… LEAPING OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTING WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT WHICH CRUSHES SHERIDAN BENEATH HER-

Stew-O: BUT SHERIDAN GETS THE KNEES UP! Astraea takes a hard landing as she’s forced to get back up to her feet in hopes of retreating away while she has the chance. She clutches at her abdomen, and is too focused trying to nurse the wounds that she doesn’t notice Sheridan get back up and approach her…

Flannery McCoy: BEFORE DROPPING HER ONTO HER HEAD WITH A ‘SHERPLEX’! THE BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS TAKING ASTRAEA DOWN TO THE GROUND! SHERIDAN BRIDGES THE PIN! NO WAY! NO WAY!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Jake Mercer: BUT ASTRAEA MANAGED TO REACH HER ARMS OUT AND CLUTCH AT THE BOTTOM ROPE! THE REFEREE TAKES NOTICE AND STOPS THE COUNT! THIS MATCH CONTINUES AND SHERIDAN LOOKS ABSOLUTELY PISSED! Sheridan definitely didn’t expect that to happen but she must’ve underestimated Astraea in the process, because she’s not through yet, and most importantly, this match is not through yet!

Stew-O: Sheridan isn’t either, as she’s climbing up to the top rope now, positioning herself and waiting for Astraea to get back up to her feet- BUT ASTRAEA RUNS FORWARD AND TRIES AT AN ATTEMPT TO KNOCK SHERIDAN OFF OF THE TOP! But before that can happen it’s Sheridan that manages to kick Astraea away sending her backward towards the center of the ring. Astraea is stunned momentarily but manages to snap out of it, BUT WHEN SHE DOES IT’S TOO LATE AS SHERIDAN MANAGES TO LEAP OFF OF THE TOP WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY!

Flannery McCoy: ‘FREE SMOKE’! 

Jake Mercer: NO WAY! ASTRAEA WITH THE REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK IN MIDAIR TO DROP SHERIDAN DOWN TO THE CANVAS! IT CONNECTS! ASTRAEA SEES THE OPPORTUNITY AND SHE INSTANTLY DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG! PIN ATTEMPT! COULD THIS BE THE END OF THE MATCH???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!!

Stew-O: SHERIDAN KICKS OUT! NO WAY! NOW WAS SHE ABLE TO DO THAT?! Astraea is shocked in of itself but by no means does that just mean she’s going to stop right there. She waits for Sheridan to get back up to her feet, yelling at her so she can finish the job once and for all! It’s been a long and hellacious match up to this point and Astraea wants to make all this pain worth it! Sheridan is slowly getting up, and finding herself right where Astraea wants her…

Flannery McCoy: ASTRAEA GOING FOR ONE MORE ‘FREE SMOKE’! REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE FACE OF SHERIDAN MÜLLER TO KNOCK HER OUT COLD FOR THE WIN! 

Jake Mercer: SHERIDAN BLOCKS THE LEG WITH HER FOREARM! Astraea is left clutching at her leg like a wounded animal, BEFORE SHERIDAN LEAPS UP INTO THE AIR WITH AMAZING AGILITY AND WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND ASTRAEA’S HEAD TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT! SHERIDAN HAS A TRIANGLE CHOKE! TRIANGLE CHOKE LOCKED IN! 

Stew-O: Astraea is screaming for dear life right now, and Sheridan has her dead to rights at the center of the ring and she knows there’ll be no rope break to save her chances in this match right now! Sheridan has the hold locked in tight and who knows whether or not this’ll be enough to take down Astraea Jordan for good! These two women have went through hell so far and you can only go through so much before you break! Astraea is screaming, trying to find a way to muster out the strength to keep going, even clenching her hands into a fist so she doesn’t end up tapping out! Sheridan has no intentions of releasing the hold early! 

Flannery McCoy: WAIT! WAIT! ASTRAEA WITH ALL THE STRENGTH LEFT IN HER BODY MANAGING TO LIFT SHERIDAN UP OFF THE GROUND! SHERIDAN STILL HAS THE HOLD LOCKED IN, BUT MAN THIS HAS TO BE AN AWKWARD POSITION TO BE IN RIGHT NOW! I DON’T THINK ASTRAEA IS PLANNING TO GET HERSELF OUT OF THIS THOUGH! SHE STEPS THROUGH, WHAT IS SHE DOING!

Jake Mercer: HOW THE HELL?! SHE JUST LOCKED IN ‘THOT BREAKER’! THE BOSTON CRAB WITH ASTRAEA’S BOOT PRESSED AGAINST SHERIDAN’S HEAD IS LOCKED IN TO THE BEST OF HER ABILITY! SHERIDAN STILL HAS THE TRIANGLE CHOKE LOCKED IN! MEANWHILE ASTRAEA HAS HER SUBMISSION AS WELL! BOTH WOMEN HAVE SUBMISSIONS LOCKED IN ON ONE ANOTHER AND I THINK THEY’RE JUST PRAYING THAT THE OTHER GIVES IN BEFORE THEY DO!

Stew-O: THE UPPER BODY STRENGTH THAT ASTRAEA MUST HAVE TO KEEP SHERIDAN UP LIKE THIS WHILE HER ARM MUST BE GETTING RIPPED APART BY THE TRIANGLE CHOKE! MEANWHILE, THE RESILIENCY THAT SHERIDAN MUST HAVE DESPITE BEING BENDED LIKE A PRETZEL STILL MANAGING TO KEEP THIS HOLD LOCKED IN! IT’S TAP OR SNAP TIME FOR EITHER OF THEM!

Flannery McCoy: BUT LOOK! THEIR LIGHTS ARE BEGINNING TO FADE! YOU CAN SEE THE EXPRESSION ON BOTH OF THEIR FACES! THEY’RE BEGINNING TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS RIGHT NOW! I DON’T THINK IT’S A QUESTION OF WHO WILL GET THE BETTER OF THE OTHER, IT’S HOW LONG IT’LL TAKE BEFORE BOTH OF THEM ARE DONE FOR! 

( Suddenly, Astraea releases the submission and crumbles down to the ground, slipping right out of the Triangle Choke that Sheridan locks in while she plops down as well. The referee makes her way over and checks on both of them, but it’s clear that none of them are responsive after what just happened. Usually when someone passes out in a submission, the doer wins, but at this point… who can you even say was victorious? The referee gets back up to his feet, before starting a count while both of them are down. )

OONNEE!!

TTWWOO!!

TTHHRRRREEEE!!

FFOOUURR!!

FFIIVVEE!!

SSIIXX!!

SSEEVVEENN!!

EEIIGGHHTT!!

NNIINNEE!!

TTEENN!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, as a result of Astraea Jordan and Sheridan Müller not being able to reach the count of ten. This match has been ruled… a NO CONTEST!

( The crowd boos loudly while the referee tries to wake both Sheridan and Astraea back up, they’re clearly unhappy that there wasn’t a decisive winner in this match and sooner or later once these two Elitists wake up, they’ll share the same feelings about this. )

Jake Mercer: WHAT THE FUCK! MY DRAFT KINGS BETTING! I GOT EVERYTHING RIGHT UP TO THIS POINT!

Stew-O: But we’re only two matches in…

Jake Mercer: EXACTLY!

Flannery McCoy: While I will admit that this was a disappointing ending, it did show that both of these Elitists simply refused to give in. Even when losing was on the horizon for them, they still pushed through and turned the tides around in someway shape or form. Even if they’re drafted to different brands, I’m sure that this is far from over. But nonetheless, what a match that we just witnessed here tonight folks.

( Both Astraea and Sheridan gain consciousness and after they’re told what happened, the two of them look ready to lunge at one another and spark another fight. But the referee quickly splits them up and signals for ringside security just in case as well. It’s a heated scene in the ring and it’s most importantly the last shot seen before Pain For Pride fades from there. )

( A commercial is shown featuring Charlie Marr, except he’s not sponsoring anything, he’s just viciously attacking EAW for their dissolution of any future Saudi shows. )

(Pain for Pride returns to the ring, and Bella Braxton is seen standing in the center of the ring, holding a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Bella Braxton: AND IT IS THE FINALS FOR THE 2022 ICONIC CUP TOURNAMENT!!!!!

(As the camera fades to the stage, ‘As Long As I Love’ TK from Ling Tosite Sigure hits, causing the crowd to immediately begin booing loudly. Thanks to the dedicated “simps” that always find their way to these shows, a few cheers can be heard throughout all of the booing as Hikari Kanno begins to make her way out to the stage. Hikari doesn’t taunt to the crowd or take time out to entertain them, knowing how important of a match this is for her. This is one of Hikari’s biggest opportunities and her first free-per-view match since her betrayal against Miku Sakai, which Hikari did so she could move onto bigger and better things. Before long Hikari is already on her way down the ramp and towards the ring, prepared to accomplish those greater things tonight.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From Okinawa, Japan…. Weighing in at 121 pounds…. HIIIIIIKKAAARRRIIIII KKAANNNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: Things have really heat up in recent weeks when it comes to the Iconic Cup finals, but that shouldn’t be a surprise, should it? After all just look at who made it. Both Hikari Kanno and Harper Lee are extremely talented individuals, but they’re also both full of pride, and it was only a matter of time until that got the better of them!

Gavin Kirkland: I’ve been waiting for this match. It can’t really top a fatal four way full of women like we got last night, but I’ll take it. Now I just need Hikari Kanno to take the victory!

Flannery McCoy: But.. Aren’t you a Showdown commentator?

Gavin Kirkland: So what? That soccer mom can’t win the Iconic Cup. GO HIKARI! LETS GO HIKARI!

James Peters: As a member of Voltage I’d obviously have to take Hikari Kanno’s side in this, but this can absolutely go either way, and hopefully both women realize that. 

(As Hikari waits in her corner of the ring, ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart hits. The crowd reaction doesn’t get any better. The boos only continue as Harper Lee begins to walk out to the stage. She doesn’t have any of the cosplay attires she’d tend to wear in major matches, and her sights are already set on Hikari Kanno. Both of these women clearly see that they are only one step away from being a future Universal Women’s Champion, so in a match like this all that matters is making sure the bell rings as soon as possible, so they could be the one leaving with that future opportunity. Harper Lee begins walking down the ramp as she doesn’t take her eyes off of Hikari, both women showing just from their entrances how much a match like this really means to them.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent… From Charlotte, North Carolina… Weighing in at 118 pounds…. HAAAARRRPEERRRRR LLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: The former Specialists Champion is here, and one thing that you can’t take away from her or Hikari is how talented they are and what they are capable of. We saw how well they did in their respective Iconic Cup blocks, and in the end both women ended up with the most points in their blocks!

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah yeah, I guess that’s fine and all, but Hikari obviously did it better! 

Flannery McCoy: Well I don’t have a personal stake in this one, so I’ll just say that this is undoubtedly going to be a great match! We could’ve seen a number of different matchups for the Iconic Cup finals, but this one will absolutely result in a great ending to a great tournament!

James Peters: I completely agree, and I’m very interested in seeing who picks up the victory!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Flannery McCoy: This match is officially underway as these two incredibly talented women competing in the finale of the Iconic Cup Finals has begun! Both women are circling each-other from the start of this match, looking for the ideal opening to gain an advantage early on in this matchup! I can already tell that this will be an all-out war between the two. I can’t really decide on who will come out on top as we see these two ladies finally lock up! Hikari has the advantage though as she rushes Harper Lee into the corner!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper Lee pushes her back, trying to fight her way out of this corner, but then Hikari twists her arm then flips Lee onto the mat! Hikari pins Lee down with her arm twisted but then Lee uses a head scissors like maneuver in order to avoid the submission technique from Hikari, brilliant stuff already from these two technicians, it’s obvious that Harper and Hikari are in the finals for a reason! And I don’t just mean those asses. :mjlit:

James Peters: Both women now stand eye-to-eye again after testing each other out, but sure enough, they go for ANOTHER lock-up, but this time, Harper Lee kicks her opponent in the stomach, setting Hikari back a few paces, then starts mounting punches to Hikari, pushing her back into the turnbuckles!

Flannery McCoy: Harper Lee Irish whips Hikari onto the opposite turnbuckle, and Hikari lands in that corner with a lot of force, she’s sunned! Harper then charges right behind her, looking for a big running move here–but Hikari dodges the attack by lifting herself in the arm causing Harper Lee to crash into the turnbuckles!

James Peters: As Harper Lee bounces off the turnbuckles, Hikari grabs Lee for a German suplex, planting her right onto the mat! Harper Lee is down and Hikari quickly goes back on offense but Lee pops right back up and hits a clothesline on Hikari!

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari is quickly on her feet now and she goes for the same move on Lee which connects! Lee pops back up, as does Hikari, and Harper goes for another clothesline but Hikari ducks under this time, and bounces off the ring ropes for a running big boot that knocks Harper Lee outside of the ring! She lands on her stomach and–do you see that jiggle? :mjlit:

Flannery McCoy: Jesus, I sure miss you, Gavin. Yes, Harper lands on her stomach, but repositions herself on all fours, grabbing her face while on the outside of the ring, checking for any minor damage–and Hikari goes for a suicide dive onto Harper! It connects perfectly and Harper Lee is down while Hikari is back on offense again… She drags Harper Lee by her hair and rolls her back inside the ring. Obviously, Hikari is not the type to win matches via count out. She is a truly skilled competitor who wins off her talent alone. Again, just going to show how and why exactly she landed herselves in the finals of this tournament!

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari is first on her feet, grabs Harper, and forces Harper Lee back into the ring. Hikari follows right after, sliding beneath the bottom ropes. Harper manages to get back up on her feet during this time, but Hikari goes right after her with an elbow to the jaw!

James Peters: Now Hikari has Lee against the ropes and irish whips her then hits a drop kick that knocks Lee back down! And another drop kick as Lee gets back to feet again! Another–NO! Not this time, Lee counters with a drop kick of her own, knocking Hikari back into the turnbuckle. Just when I thought Hikari was in complete control of this one!

Flannery McCoy: Lee charges at Hikari with a running bicycle knee in the corner and Hikari tastes every bit of that knee by Harper Lee! Ouch! Hikari is feeling a little wobbly after that huge knee and Harper follows up with a backbreaker and goes for a quick cover early on in this match!

Referee: ONE! 

TWO!

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari kicks out at two… It’s going to take a lot more to put Hikari down but that was a good move from Lee regardless. I can’t blame Harper for going for it when she did! Hikari is slow to get up as Lee throws a few punches at her, but Hikari rolls herself back up and drops Harper Lee with a running European uppercut! Lee stumbles back and Hikari instantly hits a thrust kick that knocks Harper Lee back onto the mat! Hikari starts stomping on Lee’s leg… It looks like she is trying to set up for a figure four leglock, but Harper Lee, brilliant as she is, realizes it and quickly uses her leg to escape by pushing Hikari off her…

James Peters: Hikari tries to grab her again, but this time Harper Lee pops up for a jumping DDT that connects inside the ring! Hikari’s lights might be out, but Harper Lee is not done just yet! She climbs the top turnbuckle for a diving elbow drop! Hikari is set up in position for this flying maneuver!

Flannery McCoy: BUT NOBODY’S HOME! HIKARI MOVE’S OUT OF THE WAY AND LEE GOES CRASHING ONTO THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari has great awareness with that move in a match where these two women seem equally skilled. Hikari goes after Harper Lee again with a knee strike but Lee counters it with a clothesline that knocks Hikari outside of the ring!

James Peters: You know what time it is… Harper Lee bounces off the opposite ropes and hits a diving crossbody onto the outside of the ring on Hikari! Lee crashes on top of Hikari as both ladies’ collide! But it is Harper Lee who is back on her feet first as she swings Hikari into the barricade. And then Harper starts mounting Hikari with punch after punch while she is stuck on the barricade. She is pretty much wrapped up…

Flannery McCoy: I’m surprised the referee hasn’t started the count out process. He’s surely letting these lady’s fight. But Harper Lee grabs Hikari and throws her back inside the ring. She wastes little time with a hangman’s face breaker, but she doesn’t go for the cover! Lee clearly has this match under control now. She knows when it’s time to finish her off…

Gavin Kirkland: And that time is now… Harper Lee kicks Hikari onto her stomach…. SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR!!! BUT NO HIKARI USES HER ARMS TO PULL HARPER LEE FORWARD AS SHE ROLLS BACK ONTO HER FEET.

James Peters: Harper almost tried to end it, but Hikari avoided that deadly finish with a counter and now she’s back up and charges after Harper with a spear that connects! Harper is down on the mat as Hikari pummels her, but Lee is shielding herself while Hikari mounts on top of her. She finally stops after a few moments and grabs Lee by the hair and takes her over to the turnbuckles… She starts slamming Lee’s head against the turnbuckles back and forth! Hikari is being relentless with that move, but Lee finally counters and throws Hikari into the corner! She starts pummeling Hikari in the corner with various shots until the referee breaks it up.

Flannery McCoy: Lee pushes the referee off her and goes back to work on Hikari but Hikari counters again, throwing Lee into the corner and does the same thing! But Lee returns the favor with another counter and has Hikari’s back against the ropes! After a few punches landing cleanly to her face… Lee irish whips Hikari into the opposite corner of the ring but Hikari counters! She swings Lee to the ropes instead, but Lee hits an elbow on her as she runs up! Then she hits another shot to Lee! Then Lee gets on top of the turnbuckles, she dives–NO! HIKARI CATCHES HARPER IN MID-AIR! SHE’S GOING FOR IT–

Gavin Kirkland: IDOL STAR DROP!!! HIKARI CONNECTS THE PILEDRIVER ONTO THE MAT AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!! 

TWO!!! 

THRE—

Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY HARPER LEE! That was a close call… Hikari pulled out a hat trick with that one, but Lee kept herself and Iconic Cup dreams alive. After that brilliant move, Hikari is catching a little breather, but Harper Lee is moving as well… Hikari realizes that and grabs Lee for a butterfly suplex and Harper Lee lands on her back.

James Peters: Hikari is starting to look pretty good on offense right now. I hope Harper Lee can pick up the pace or else this one will end a little early. Hikari grabs that leg of Harper Lee and she’s going for the figure four leglock!  Hikari is a submission specialist, so it comes to no surprise. Harper might be in danger here–NO! HARPER LEE, SHOWING INCREDIBLE RESILIENCE, KICKS HER OFF AND HIKARI GOES RUNNING INTO THE REFEREE!

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD, THE REFEREE IS OUT! JESUS CHRIST, WHAT A LUCKY GUY! What I wouldn’t give to get slammed right into Hikari Kanno…

Flannery McCoy: It looks like this match will be going on a little longer without a referee. Hikari, realizing the accident she caused, goes to check on the referee–but out of nowhere Harper Lee with a snap suplex! She slams Hikari onto the mat! Too bad she can’t cover since the official’s out, so out of frustration, Harper Lee grabs Hikari and throws her outside of the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: With no ref and the Iconic Cup on the line, I’m sure this is bound to get ugly! Lee kicks Hikari in the stomach before hitting another knee to the face! Hikari is floored by that knee as Harper swings her into the steel steps. Hikari is rolling in pain over the floor while Harper Lee looks down at the damage.

James Peters: Harper Lee grabs Hikari again and this time she slams her head against the ring post! Hikari’s head bounces off and she is dazed by it! Harper Lee stares into the crowd and raises her arms, feeling proud and confident of her attack on Hikari.

Harper Lee: (off-mic) I AM THE INDISPUTABLE VICTOR OF THE ICONIC CUP TOURNAMENT! GIVE ME MY TROPHY!

Flannery McCoy: Harper Lee already thinks she’s won. She is laughing and mocking Hikari while she tries to recover as she tries to crawl away from Harper Lee. But Lee eventually grabs Hikari and tosses her back inside the ring. Harper doesn’t hesitate to start back pummeling her and then she swings Hikari for a Running Springboard Flatliner which connects properly! Hikari is dropped by Lee again who looks helpless right now.

Gavin Kirkland: I’m not sur–

James Peters: HOLD THAT THOUGHT, GAVIN! WHO THE HELL IS THAT? And what the hell is going on?!

(The camera cuts to a dark-haired, emo looking boi wearing a Hikari Kanno t-shirt.)

Simp: (off-mic) DON’T YOU LAY ANOTHER HAND ON HER!

Flannery McCoy: One of Hikari’s simps has just fought his way through security and has jumped over the barricade?!

Gavin Kirkland: The simp runs into the ring and jumps in front of Hikari with his hands up trying to protect her from another attack…. Harper Lee is looking so confused as she stares at the simp. She doesn’t know what to do?!

Harper Lee: (off-mic) Get the hell out of my way!

James Peters: That simp better move… Lee doesn’t look so happy at all–

Flannery McCoy: Wait just a minute! It’s a flock of simps hopping over the barricade now! They all jump inside the ring to protect Hikari! Harper Lee backs away as Hikari is completely unaware, and doesn’t even know what’s going on right now while she is recovering…

(The simps come from all sides, and surround Hikari Hanno in the middle of the ring. They don’t lay a hand on Harper, as none of them are trained professionals. They form a makeshift barricade around Hikari Kanno, covering her from any further assault coming from Harper Lee.)

(A close up of Harper’s face shows just how conflicted she really is about the scenario. She looks around the ring, realizes that the official is still unconscious, and tries to figure out what to do next. She always thought herself above hurting or assaulting a fan, and doesn’t look too eager to lay a finger on any one of these simps…)

(…but then she remembers that these are the same simps that threw her in a dumpster just a few weeks ago.)

James Peters: Harper Lee with a clothesline to one of the simps!!! AND ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE TO A DIFFERENT SIMP!!! HARPER LEE IS COMPLETELY DESTROYING ALL OF HIKARI’S SIMPS!

Gavin Kirkland: THERE’S SO MANY OF THEM! BUT HARPER HAS FIGHT IN HER! SHE’S TAKING THEM ALL OUT! A SIMP HAS JUST BEEN FLUNG OVER THE TOP ROPE! ANOTHER ONE JUST GOT TOSSED INTO THE BARRICADE!

Flannery McCoy: I guess she realized that this is the perfect time to get her revenge after what those simps did to her not long ago!! HARPER LEE HITS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO ONE OF THE SIMPS!!! AND THEN A SPLITTING PUNCH TO THE MIDSECTION!! SHE’S LETTING ALL THE SIMPS HAVE IT RIGHT NOW!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT HOLD ON!!! HIKARI IS BACK UP!!!

James Peters: BOOK OF THE END!!!! HIKARI JUST GRABBED HARPER LEE AND DESTROYED HER WITH BOOK OF THE END!!!

Flannery McCoy: Thanks to the simps, it allowed Hikari enough time to recover…but the referee is still knocked out cold, so Hikari decides to catch another break while Harper Lee is slowly gaining her conscious back.

Gavin Kirkland: HERE COMES HIKARI WITH ANOTHER RUNNING BIG BOOT…. BUT NO! HARPER LEE DUCKS UNDER IT AND HARPER LEE PULLS HIKARI IN FOR THE FOLDABODY!!!

James Peters: She has that modified grounded stretch locked in on Hikari! It’s safe to say there’s no escaping this submission move!! What is Hikari going to do?!

Flannery McCoy: LOOK AT THIS!! HIKARI IS ABLE TO FLIP HARPER LEE OVER AND NOW SHE HAS LEE IN THE CROSSFACE!!!  BETTER KNOWN AS AUSWAHLEN!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper Lee is great on the ground, but the ground game is one of Hikari’s favorites too! She has that crossface locked in tightly on Harper Lee who doesn’t know what to do! She is screaming and trying her best not to tap out!

James Peters: The referee is still out cold anyway! There’s no one to officiate this match but Lee is so cocky, she won’t lay down for no one! But Hikari is applying too much pressure with that crossface. She better try to do something!

Flannery McCoy: Why don’t you look at this?! Harper Lee is somehow getting back on her feet while Hikari has that crossface locked in!! Hikari can’t believe it as Harper Lee is standing up now and she grabs Hikari for an Olympic Slam!!! RAGNAROK!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! HIKARI LANDS ON HER FEET AND SHE GRABS HARPER LEE INTO THE GUILLOTINE HEADLOCK!!! SHE HAS HARPER LEE’S FACE UNDER HER ARMPITS AS LEE IS TRAPPED WITH NO ESCAPE!

James Peters: Harper Lee is trying her best to gain herself under control! She is reaching everywhere but Hikari has that submission hold too tight to move! I don’t even think Lee can breathe right now!!

Flannery McCoy: Harper Lee is trying so hard to find a way out! She finally decides to use her hands to push herself up, but Hikari is still holding onto Lee!! She’s not letting go!! BUT HARPER LEE USES WHAT LITTLE STRENGTH SHE HAS LEFT TO SLAM HIKARI ONTO THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari turns on her stomach as she lands hard while Harper Lee is holding her neck, trying to get some air from that vicious hold. Lee doesn’t look so happy either as she drags Hikari into the middle of the ring and—

James Peters: SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR!!! SHE HITS THE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR!!

Flannery McCoy: Hikari is not moving after that move… Lee needs only to pin her, and this match is over, but the referee is still down! Lee goes over to the referee to get him back into the match but he’s still not moving!

Gavin Kirkland: It looks like Harper Lee has given up and goes back over to Hikari… She hoists Hikari back into a standing position… BUT HIKARI QUICKLY SNATCHES HARPER LEE FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!!! SHE HITS ALLELUIA!!!

James Peters: Hikari had to do something to keep herself in this matchup, but it cost her nearly everything she had left! But luckily, it was just enough to finally slow Harper down as well! Both women are laid out cold, these fans are going rampant as these two have put it all on the line for the finals of this Iconic Cup tournament!

Gavin Kirkland: But won’t you look at that? The referee has finally decided to wake up while both women are laid out and not moving!

Flannery McCoy: The referee is slowly getting back up as he looks at both women not moving and begins counting them out…

Referee: ONE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: There are still no movements from them.

Referee: TWO!!!!!

James Peters: They’re starting to move just a little bit…

Referee: THREE!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Hikari is starting to wake up…

Referee: FOUR!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper Lee is starting to move a little bit more…

Referee: FIVE!!!!!!

James Peters: I don’t think they’ll be able to make it at this rate their going…

Referee: SIX!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Hikari is starting to crawl over to the ring ropes to pull herself up!!

Referee: SEVEN!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper Lee is barely moving again… I don’t think she’s going to make the count!

Referee: EIGHT!!!!

James Peters: Hikari is back up! She’s still in this!!! She’s got it!

Referee: NINE!!!!!

………………………………………

Flannery McCoy: Harper Lee has stood back up on her feet! WOW! She used whatever little energy she had left to beat that ten count! That just goes to show just how badly she wants this trophy! Regardless, this match is still going, and I know both women are exhausted right now. How much more can they take?!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper Lee looks over at Hikari who is holding onto the ropes, and she charges at her!! HARPER WITH A RUNNING HEADSTART–OH MY GOD! BRIGHTSTAR!!! HIKARI JUST LAID HARPER LEE OUT WITH THE URANAGE SLAM AS A COUNTER!!! AND SHE COVERS HER!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: HARPER LEE IS ABLE TO KICK OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE COUNT!!

Flannery McCoy: That was a really close call! We were just one second away from crowning our Iconic Cup winner, but Harper Lee somehow stays alive! You must give it to these young ladies… They are the future of our business. They will do everything to be the best that this business has to offer, and hope to one day, rise to the top of this company! There are no two women who deserve this opportunity more!

Gavin Kirkland: It looks like Hikari is setting up for something as she charges at Harper Lee but she is met with a back elbow from Lee!!! AND THEN LEE GOES FOR DRAGON FIST RIGHT HOOK–HIKARI COUNTERS IT INTO A FLYING CROSS ARMBREAKER!!! SHE HAS HARPER LEE IN ANOTHER SUBMISSION HOLD!!! HARPER LEE IS ABOUT TO TAP OUT! THIS IS OVER!!!

James Peters: There’s no way she’s able to get out of this! Harper Lee knows she’s in trouble! She’s about to lose her chance at being an Iconic Cu–MY GOD, LEE QUICKLY REVERSES THE HOLD INTO A ROLL-UP PIN ON HIKARI!! AND REFEREE BEGINS ANOTHER COUNT–

Referee: ONEEEE!!! TWOOOO!!!! THREEEEEE!!!!

Flannery McCoy: NO! HIKARI ROLLS OUT OF THE HOLD AS SHE GETS BACK ONTO HER FEET!….

**ALLELUIA!!!**

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! HARPER LEE COUNTERS IT INTO THE HOUSE OF BALLOONS!!! BACKSTABBER CONNECTS AND SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

James Peters: KICKOUT BY HIKARI!!! AND HARPER LEE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HIKARI CAN BARELY BELIEVE IT! THE REF CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HELL, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING!!

Flannery McCoy: Harper Lee is livid right now!! She was sure that this match was going to end with the House of Balloons! But now she’s back on the attack once agai–

Gavin Kirkland: It’s another simp! These guys are gonna put me out of business! The simp jumps on the ring apron Harper Lee is looking confused while the referee is trying to get the simp to leave! Hikari is back up and notices the simp now… She looks annoyed and goes over to the simp.

Hikari Kanno: (off-mic) GET OUT OF HERE! Go sit your ass down!

James Peters: BUT WHILE HIKARI’S BACK IS TURNED… HARPER LEE HITS HER UPSIDE THE HEAD WITH SOME PLIERS!!! WHERE THE HELL DID SHE EVEN GET THOSE PLIERS FROM?! IT CONNECTS WHILE THE REFEREE IS STILL DISTRACTED BY THE SIMP!!!

Flannery McCoy: HIKARI IS OUT, AND HARPER HAS FLUNG THE PLIERS OUTSIDE OF THE RING BEFORE THE REFEREE CAN NOTICE! COME ON!! NOT THIS WAY!! HIKARI WAS JUST BLINDSIDED BY HARPER LEE!! AND HARPER LEE NEVER CHEATS!

Gavin Kirkland: Well with all these simps coming to the aid of Hikari…I don’t blame Harper! Turnabout is fair play! HARPER GRABS HIKARI WHILE SHE’S ON THE MAT, SETTING HER UP IN PERFECT POSITION FOR–YES!!!!! AND SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR CONNECTS! SHE STOMPS HIKARI’S FACE INTO THE MAT AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner and the 2022 Iconic Cup Winner… HARPER LEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

( Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart begins to play and a smirking Harper Lee gets up and demands that the referee raise her hand. )

Flannery McCoy: That was quite the finish of the match, but nonetheless, the former Specialists Champion has done it! She came out tonight and beat Hikari Kanno, and now she has a wonderful chance to become the Universal Women’s Champion in the future.

Gavin Kirkland: I might have to go backstage and take a moment for myself after that match :mjlit:! Harper Lee and Hikari Kanno went to war tonight and it was sexy! I agree that ending left a lot to be desired, and I know Hikari won’t be happy with this at all, but she’ll bounce back, and I feel sorry for the rest of the world. Hikari is one of the most driven and talented Elitists we have ever seen here, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she won’t bounce back from this.

James Peters: And congratulations to Showdown’s own Harper Lee! We all know she’s going to love telling the whole world about this win!

( Harper has been given the Iconic Cup and she’s posing with it. There’s a shit-eating grin on her face knowing that she’s gotten her hands on the one thing she wanted, and that’s a chance to become the Universal Women’s Champion. )

(Pain for Pride continues with a cut to the backstage area, where it doesn’t take long at all for the camera to come upon the H-Town Hottie, Diamond Dixon, and a woman walking beside her who’s busily tapping away at her phone screen. The two of them are already in the middle of a conversation as they continue down the long hall.)

Diamond Dixon: And you got back to all those magazines, right? If all of them want me doing  shoots as bad as they say they do, I’m only getting the best photographers; I’m really not about to have just any-damn-body capture all this. They think I’d settle for anyone less than world-renowned? No ma’am! Plus, there’s all those interviews people are trying to get me in for after all this Pain for Pride mess blows over; and we both how all that promoting I did for an event I’m not even competing at because people wanted to hear from Diamond Dixon so much had me so busy. I still can’t believe an irrelevant-ass bitch Reba- no, was it Ronda? Rebecca?

Diamond’s Assistant: It was… Maybe it was Robyn?

Diamond Dixon: Oh, yeah, her! And to think she really had the nerve to question me about my presence here weeks ago like I don’t have a whole ass brand to promote myself? Tuh! Between being so in-demand, running a clothing line, actually staying booked and busy – something far too many people like her wouldn’t know a damn thing about – I just absolutely do noT have the time. Besides, with this #EAW15 hype, you would’ve thought they would’ve pushed a little harder to get me on the show if they wanted people to pay attention-

???: Speaking of things getting harder :mjlit:!

(Diamond and her assistant stop in their tracks, Diamond looking confused as she turns and who she sees doesn’t do anything to put her expression at ease.)

Diamond Dixon: Can I, uh… help you with something?

Gavin Kirkland: I got some things in mind :mjlit:!

Diamond Dixon: Hell no. I’m not doing this. I got things to do, people to see-

Gavin Kirkland: Wait, wait, wait! Don’t go! I was just passing by and I just had to let you know how stunning I think you are. I mean, just look at you!

(Gavin looks her up and down certainly enjoying in the view, and Diamond isn’t any less creeped out by the Saturday Night Showdown commentator than she was before. Even giving her assistant a disgusted expression that they both share with one another, Diamond clearly could do without the lecherous looks from Gavin.)

Gavin Kirkland: I’ve never seen anything like you. You’re absolutely beautiful, you’re gorgeous! And I can definitely tell that you could do with having a whole lot of Gavin in your life – among other things :mjlit:.

Diamond Dixon: First of all, you need to dial that shit back from 100 all the way down to 0, because trust me when I say I’m good on that. …Aren’t you that little weirdo commentator from Showdown, anyway? You know, the one that’s known for being a whole pervert while the other people at the desk try to actually call the action going on in the ring?

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, that guy?! Yeah, never heard of him :lupe:!

Diamond Dixon: :mjpls:! People sure are about to start hearing a whole less about you, that’s for sure, because I’ve heard plenty of people saying that you’re someone they’re looking at firing since you’re sure as hell not about to come even close to being Disney-friendly.

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?! :krabs:

Diamond Dixon: But I mean, who the hell is really surprised about that? I mean, c’mon, as if the people working for the Mouse were ever going to stand for you lusting over the women the way you do. Plus, they sure as hell don’t need another incident with you like the one that apparently happened during Kassidy versus Bethany at Road to Redemption-

Gavin Kirkland: THAT WAS ONE TIME!!

Diamond Dixon: And don’t even get me started on how you’re definitely known for how you used to look down on women of color on Empire; only those blonde hair, blue-eyed girls seemed to be worthy enough of being showcased in your opinion. But it’s not like Cleopatra, Kassidy, and Andrea wanted shit to do with you at all, so there’s definitely the harassment issues Disney doesn’t need on their plate.

(It couldn’t be anymore obvious from the look on Gavin’s face that this has just massively backfired on him.)

Diamond Dixon: You know what, though? I got the time, so let’s talk about it! You would think all that about you would’ve been enough to have your ass out the door AGES ago, but something tells me there were enough people around here that just didn’t care – hell, probably even enjoyed your bullshit. So, for you to come my way? You must’ve lost your mind. But that’s not all, because I got a whole lot more to say about that shit you thought was cute on Empire.

(As Diamond continues to go off on Gavin, the camera pans to show the duo of Big Mike and Chris Elite coming down the hall from the other way.)

Big Mike: Name a better announcer than me, go ahead and try! Bet you can’t! Couldn’t think of anything that could’ve made this whole Pain for Pride thing bigger than it is!

Chris Elite: Uh, how about me winning exactly like I said I would? :wtf:

Big Mike: …I mean, there’s that, too, I guess.

Chris Elite: :mjpls:!

Big Mike: :troll:!

Chris Elite: But do we really need to spend time talking about what was gonna be obvious from the start? What’s really got me fucked up is that shit with Myles and Minerva. I didn’t think I could be disappointed this week but damn. A bum like him sure as fuck doesn’t know what to do with a woman like that, I promise you.

Big Mike: After whatever that shit was about Ringmaster, that was pretty damn obvious. Fuckin bozo :mjlol:!!!

Chris Elite: :mjlol:!!! And then he got down on one knee after the match? Probably knew anyone actually worth their shit could’ve snatched her up and decided he had to put the public pressure on her. I know he ain’t forget that shit she said to Viz a long while back. She had to be feeling sorry for him or something to even say yes; someone needs to tell her she can still change her mind if she wants. She needs to know it’s not too late.

Big Mike: :mjlol:! And then.. wait, you hear that?

(The two of them stop as they hear Diamond Dixon still running down Gavin, who’s awkwardly looking around hoping that Diamond isn’t drawing a crowd.)

Diamon Dixon: It’s real fucked up that you’re able to work here because I didn’t know EAW was so forgiving toward racist pieces of shit! It’s a good thing you’re on the chopping block if that’s true, because someone needs to hold your ass accountable for that. I just don’t understand it! And then taking your chance at me? You stupid fuck, you really must not know who I am.

(Watching on, Chris and Big Mike are absolutely captivated.)

Big Mike: Ain’t that Diamond Dixon looking like she’s about ready to take Gavin’s head off?

Chris Elite: And I’ve seen enough of her to know I need to find out a whole lote more :ohlawd:!!

Big Mike: :mjpls:

Chris Elite: Damn, what?

Big Mike: You serious?

Chris Elite: Did it sound like a joke to you? :wtf:

Big Mike: Really? You and Diamond?

Chris Elite: I promise you, I’d just need a night.

Big Mike: Nah, you ain’t got a chance in hell :mjlol:!!!!

Chris Elite: :wtf:!!!

Big Mike: Look at Diamond and look at you. You’re skinny, you’re bald, you ain’t been a World Champion in like 4 years and Diamond for sure doesn’t seem like she’s about to be bothered with someone like that. If you’re sad about Minerva, you’re gonna be even sadder about Diamond :mjlol:!

Chris Elite: Fuck off, bro you didn’t have to say all that shit :wtf:! I don’t got time for this – I gotta go hit up Rihanna and check on our kid anyway!

Big Mike: Yeah, ok, that sounds about right :mjlol2:!!!!

(Chris Elite walks off with Big Mike following after him, Diamond still letting Gavin have it in the background as the scene fades out.)

( Pain for Pride returns to ringside and the next match graphic flashes across the screen. )

(The camera then goes to Gina Romano who is standing in the middle of the ring, ready to announce the next match tonight!)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘A Stranger I Remain’ by Metal Gear Rising is delayed by a tad bit before playing. The crowd is met with absolute darkness, as an LED display of a particle accelerator begins spinning around it, before illuminating the area in an orange-blue hue. Smoke comes out of the entrance ramp, as Amir is met with fog and spotlights. Some pyro goes off, a few fireworks heading vertically while sparks collide with each other after a much larger LED explosion comes to play. Out of the rubble, Amir Yusuf dressed in a Spider-Man inspired attire begins to walk down the ramp before posing, and showing the world a rather flashy entrance that everyone would and should love!)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS— he is The Irreplacable, AMIR YUSUF!

Eve: Amir deffo came out in that awesome entrance, lots of production went into that as EAW is looking to show Disney that they can put on a show! It’s how they’re looking to impress, for sure. Amir is also looking to impress, but it seems like everyone is booing him as he walks through the ring!

Deadprez: Amir is here and ready to go, ready to fight! Amir has shown us a spectacle of an entrance and everyone is loving it, but not everyone is loving him!

(‘Blue World’ by Mac Miller takes over a fading out theme, and Jack Ripley keeps it simple and old-school. He’s dressed in a rather simple yet attractive gambler based attire, as the Straight Shooter is praised by everybody in the arena. He’s their hometown hero, and he knows it. Pyro goes off in a vertical manner, as Jack holds some small poker chips in his hands and throws them all over the place, before walking down the entrance ramp and posing inside the ring.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA— he is the Straight Shooter, JACK RIPLEY!

Gavin Kirkland: WOOOO! THE HOMETOWN HERO, BABY! God, I love Vegas. Tits, ass and all sorts of pussy flying all over the place and begging to get a taste of me. Gimme them all, especially after Jack beats the fuck out of Amir in front of these hot babes. Viva Las Vegas, motherfucker!

Eve: I’m at a loss for words. You really are like the demons people say Las Vegas has. Right, Deadprez?

Deadprez: Dawg, don’t get me started. Jack is here to make a statement and like Gavin said, he’s here to make it in front of all these people. The same people who are from the same place he came from, Las Vegas, Nevada!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Two of the best technical wrestlers in Showdown, hell, even in all of EAW are going to square off! It seems like Amir and Jack are going to start off at a slow pace, the both of them circling the ring and waiting for the other to make a move. Amir and Jack then begin to turn up the heat early on, slamming into each other for a collar-elbow tie up! Jack has about an inch of height on Amir, but they’re both evenly pressed against each other, Amir and Jack trying to find an opening, but the veteran finds one first!

Eve: And Jack reels him in for a headlock! Seeing as Amir is familiar with the move, Jack knows to transition fast and in an efficient manner, turning Amir over for a Headlock Takeover! He’s keeping Amir on the ground, but the representation of the New School in this match is not giving in that quickly! Amir pulls him down, and locks both legs around his head for a headscissors, but Jack pushes it off! Amir slides in a circular motion, and Jack kips up to his feet! Both men are equal and they seem to realise it right here!

Gavin Kirkland: Both Amir and Jack are very skilled in the art of mat wrestling, but are also proficient in high-flying, soaring the skies and taking each other down like two fighter jets in Top Gun! You know, I did hear Jennifer Connelly was going to be looking on in another match— 

Eve: Focus, goddamn it. There’s a technical classic going on and you’re out here getting horny over 90’s chicks. Fuck outta here, please. 

Deadprez: Hmm. Now I know what Stew-O feels every single day when he has to take care of his two children. Anyways, Jack and Amir are both trading looks, respect possibly coming from them but as we all know, respect doesn’t equal going easy. If your opponent respects you, best believe you’re good as dead. Amir and Jack have their hands up, and they’re both looking for a Test of Strength! Both men have their feet in a proper stance, one foot back and one in front of the other, as they try to push each other to the corner!

Gavin Kirkland: And it seems like both men are just not going to budge! Jack sees this and immediately knows what he has to do now. He lets one of Amir’s arms free, goes for the other wrist and wrenches it down for an arm twist! Amir has been in situations like these before, and Jack knows that this isn’t one move he can hold forever! Amir uses his free hand to lock onto his wrist, and tries to toss Jack overhead in a creative fashion—

Eve: But no! The veteran has seen things Amir has not experienced yet, and he immediately drives his knee down on Amir’s chest the moment his back hits the floor! Amir is stuck in a pretty bad situation right now, and Jack is just wrenching back on that arm still in his control! He sees an opportunity to go even harder, and Jack immediately transitions into an Arm Triangle! We should be seeing this on Voltage, and two Showdown superstars are locking up in ways nobody has seen before!

Deadprez: And Amir shows some of that New School creativity, and immediately grabs hold of Jack’s shoulders! He pushes them down, and Jack is caught off guard by the first cover of the match! Amir has both shoulders down and the referee begins the count!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTWWWOOOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: But Amir breaks the count on purpose! He has both of Jack’s arms in control, and immediately turns to his left, hooks Jack’s right arm and transitions into an armbar! However, Jack is still very much fresh and in the game, and he immediately grips both hands, and rolls over for a cover of his own! He has both shoulders down!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTTWOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: And Amir breaks the count again! Jack is stunned, and Amir kips back up to his feet, and Jack slides in a similar fashion to what Amir did early on in this matchup! They’re both in opposite positions to each other, and Amir backs off, allowing Jack to stand up! Jack sees this, and uses his veteran knowledge to feint a collar-elbow tie up, which Amir falls for! The Straight Shooter immediately ducks under and pushes Amir down for a single-leg, and rises up, applying a Spinning Toe Hold! Amir is groaning and tries to get out of it, but Jack won’t let him! He’s applying pressure, and Amir could either go for the ropes or attempt something else, which he does!

Eve: Amir immediately uses his free leg to trip Jack up, and rises up to his feet for a Spinning Toe Hold of his own! Jack is also in a painful position, but it seems that Amir was so focused on one-upping Jack, he forgot how close he is to the ropes! Jack immediately grabs hold of the ropes with ease, and Amir is forced to let go before the referee can even start the count, rookie mistake to be honest.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack realises this, and uses the ropes to get to his feet while Amir is still very much distracted by the referee’s orders and uses a very short distance to strike Amir’s knees with a Baseball Slide Dropkick! Amir is down on one knee, and now Jack has the high ground in this match! Amir was caught off guard by that, and Jack pays no mind to the referee, showing how he’s truly seen it all! Jack lands a powerful kick to the chest of Amir, and almost immediately, drives him down for a Snap DDT! He’s not going for the cover, but turns Amir over his head, traps his arm and delivers hard elbows to the traps of Amir Yusuf!

Eve: It’s almost as if Amir has simply been outdone by the much more efficient and experienced Jack Ripley early on in this match! Jack is just raining down elbow after elbow and seamlessly transitions that move into an Inverted DDT! He lifted Amir up, hooked his arm around the head and drove him down! Jack’s going for the cover!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONNNNEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: AND AMIR KICKS OUT! Jack is stunned yet not surprised, knowing that his opponent can be one tough son of a bitch to crack! Jack has kept the momentum early on in this match, and he looks to keep it going! He immediately gets up and begins landing hard stomps to the chest of Amir Yusuf! The Straight Shooter truly is not missing in this match, but he misses once here! The stomp is too slow for the quick Amir, as he rolls to the side and Jack’s ageing knees have been stomped on the hard mat! Amir sees the sudden shift in momentum, and immediately throws a powerful European Uppercut! Jack is staggered, but he’s not down yet!

Eve: Amir has to do a lot more than that if you want to take out the Straight Shooter, but he does! Amir shoves him into the corner turnbuckle, and begins running at him with full force speed! He’s showing why he’s the New School with high-octane moves that’s taking Jack’s breath away! Jack is immediately stunned by these European Uppercuts, and Amir turns his back on the veteran! He’s pumping himself up for this moment, but it’s giving Jack some time to recover!

Gavin Kirkland: And Amir places his hand on Jack’s shoulder, but Jack grabs a hold of it and pulls him in for a stunning headbutt! Amir and Jack are both in pretty damaged condition right now, and Jack is just showing him how to use those fists properly, as he’s just striking him with jabs to the jaw! Amir is stunned, and Jack wastes no time to deliver a powerful hook to the jaw! Amir is at a loss for words, and Jack uses this opportunity to get him in a tight hug, and toss him over head for a Belly to Belly Suplex!

Deadprez: Amir is holding his back in visible pain, and it’s almost clear that both of them are not going to let up, nor are they going to give up in this match! Jack kips up, but wastes no time celebrating and immediately spins over to Amir, getting him up but Amir catches him off guard with a headbutt of his own! Amir rebounds off the ropes, but here comes Jack with a back elbow to the nose! There’s blood trickling down his nostrils now, as Jack might’ve hit him clean with that shot! Amir doesn’t bother to wipe it, and as it goes to his lips, he might’ve just tasted his own blood!

Eve: Jack nods his head and admires the kid’s tenacity, and goes for a Roundhouse Kick, but it is ducked by Amir who hooks the waist and throws him overhead for a German Suplex! He doesn’t release, but rather rolls through and instead of going for another German Suplex, he immediately lifts him up and locks in an Abdominal Stretch! JESUS CHRIST, THIS MATCH IS GOOD! He’s in a position for payback with what Jack did to him earlier, and he’s going for it! Amir is landing elbows after elbows, and immediately wants to show the world why the New School can keep up, or become better!

Gavin Kirkland: He stops at the elbows, and Amir lifts him up, hooks the legs and the arms and lowers down for a bit, but in a split second he immediately tosses Jack backfirst on the mat for a Pumphandle Suplex! Both men are giving it their absolute all and pulling out moves they might have not done in a long ass time! Amir is doing absolutely well in this match, not even gonna lie.

Deadprez: Take a look at how beautifully both men are delivering absolute technical mastery in this match. Just take a look at this sequence by Amir! He goes for the cover, his second one of the match!

Referee: OOOOOONEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!

Eve: BUT NO! The Chicago native is stunned by the kick out that Jack had delivered. He thought he had him there, and I’m sure a lot of us thought he had him there too! Amir knows what he’s better at than Jack, though, and he sees the turnbuckle and almost can’t resist taking it to the skies! He climbs to the top rope, and the fans are loving it!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME!

Deadprez: You have to wonder, is Amir giving Jack a chance to breathe this late in the match? It may end up costing him down the line, especially when dealing with a veteran like Jack Ripley! Amir leaps off the top rope for a Frog Splash—

Gavin Kirkland: AND AMIR IS STUNNED BY TWO KNEES FROM JACK RIPLEY! He got them up a split second before impact, and Amir ate two knee pads to the fucking jaw because of it! Amir is staggered back by the sudden momentum, and Jack immediately gets up to his feet, runs off but comes back to hit Amir with the DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME! The Running Knee to the head just took Amir out, and Jack goes for the cover!

Referee: OOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRREEE!

Eve: AND NO! THIS MATCH HAS PROVEN TO BE TOUGH FOR BOTH MEN, BUT THEY’RE STILL MOVING FORWARD! Jack has that momentum going for him in this match, and the damn near undefeated streak might be kept alive if this keeps on going forward! Amir is being lifted up, and Jack begins to go for some chops of his own! He’s just pummeling his chest with those knife edge chops from those callused, old-school hands and Amir is feeling the effects of those! Those scars on Jack’s knuckles ain’t there from pencil pushing, and he’s just landing powerful European Uppercuts to the jaw of Amir Yusuf! There’s absolutely no chance in hell the momentum might be changing, and this is evident as Jack jumps up and drives Amir down for a Tornado DDT! He’s not going for the cover, though, as he wants some more! He wants to show Amir what it’s like to be from the era he’s from, and he mounts himself on top of Amir, raining down blows for a ground and pound!

Gavin Kirkland: Those close handed fists are dealing some massive damage right now, and Amir is trying to cover his face up! He’s still trying to defend himself, and Jack might’ve had damn near enough of it! He’s trying to split that guard open by raining down elbows on Amir, but he gets impatient and makes a big mistake! He splits the arms open, and Amir pushes Jack forward, and leans in for a roll-up!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO-

Deadprez: BUT AMIR IS NOT GOING TO GO FOR THE PIN! HE WANTS TO SEND A MESSAGE TO JACK AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING TAKING HIM ON! He lifts Jack up, and spins him around for a Sitout Powerbomb! Amir then uses all that adrenaline building up inside of him, and is looking to have a successful attempt at soaring the skies! He soars the skies, wastes no time and leaps off for a successful Shooting Star Press! Both men have hit the moves they’re most famous for, and now Amir’s going for the second cover in under a minute! 

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONNEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

Referee: THRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Eve: Amir thought he had it, but the referee saw it differently! Jack had his foot on the ropes and now he’s broken up the pin! Amir is now going for his leg! He takes the foot off the ropes, and immediately bends it back, and pushes his behind down on Jack’s spine for a Single-leg Boston Crab! Jack is being pulled as far from the ropes as possible, and now he’s in a test to see whether or not he can really keep up! Amir is just starting to get a grip against Jack, and Jack might have to tap out here!

Gavin Kirkland: The Chicago native is trading barbs with the old timer, and I don’t think that’s a smart thing to do! Jack knows how to dig deep and he knows how to do that very well, just like how I dug deep into countless pussies backstage and damn they smelled wonderful. 

Deadprez: What the hell is wrong with you? Why are you thinking about pussies when there’s a match going on, you fucking pervert! Jack is still in pain, just like how I’m in pain from hearing you talk. Unlike me, though— Jack seems to have a plan to escape it! Jack immediately shifts his weight, and Amir feels that the back is getting a tad bit lighter, which allows Jack to move forward and now Amir is left with nothing but his leg! A combination of fatigue and brilliance from the veteran is paying off, and Amir might be left with no change in Vegas! Jack uses his free leg to kick Amir off him, and he’s looking for something left in the tank! Jack sees Amir staggered and tired, and immediately keeps the striking arsenal on display as he meets Amir with a Double Running Knee Strike! Amir is down and about, and now Jack sees this as an opportunity to go for another cover, but no!

Gavin Kirkland: IT SEEMS THAT AMIR TOOK A RISK AND NOW IT’S ABOUT TO PAY OFF! He’s just fighting for his life, and Amir begins smashing Jack’s head in with his knees and elbows, and Jack is stunned! Amir’s nose is bleeding much more rapidly, and we can see that Jack might’ve left a slight cut in Amir’s head! Yet, he enjoys the blood. He enjoys the violence and now it’s time for Jack to see the New School in action! Amir pulls him up and leans him against the turnbuckle, and runs for a HELLUVA KICK! The big boot to the corner just flattened Jack’s face, and now it’s Jack’s turn to have a slight nosebleed! Amir goes for the cover!

Referee: ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOO!

Referee: THRRREEEEEEEEEEE!

Eve: AND JACK STILL KICKS OUT! Amir is trying to catch his breath, and now he sees it clearly. There’s no way to put the Old School out without bringing the guns out, and now it’s time for Amir to finally put this to rest! Jack and Amir have caught their breath, but Amir pulls him up in a Rolling Cutter position for the When Reality Hits, this could be it!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT NO! As Amir tries to roll, Jack hooks the arms of Amir and lifts him high up with Amir’s head facing the mat! He knows what he’s going to do, and he drops him down with force for the Ripple Effect! The Vertebreaker just sends ripples throughout the arena, just like how I send ripples through the panties of every woman in this business! Jack knows that this is it, and he goes for the cover!

Referee: ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOO!

Referee: THRRREEEEEEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner… JACK RIPLEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: MOTHERFUCKING YES! THAT’S MY BOY! THAT’S MY BOY! WOO! STRAIGHT SHOOTER GONNA SHOOT! .50 CAL RIGHT TO THE MOTHERFUCKING DOME, WOOOO. I’LL BE SWIMMING IN CAT WITH THIS DRAFTKINGS 1 MILLION DOLLAR BET!

Eve: Holy. Shit. Jack really just did that shit and Amir didn’t see that coming! The experience from the veteran shined through and it gave Amir a hell of a reality check.

Deadprez: Puns. Damn it, Eve. Jack pulled off a victory from an excellent strategy and it damn sure worked!

(Jack is celebrating in the ring, as the crowd cheer loudly for the hometown hero while he lets it all sink in. He nods his head before looking towards the outside of the ring. Amir is seen being checked on by the referee, while Jack leans against the ropes and looks at him.)

Jack Ripley: (off-mic) Hell of a fight, kid.

(Jack then drops down and rolls out of the ring before then beginning to make his way up the ramp and towards the backstage area. It’s the last shot seen before the scene fades out.)

( The camera fades backstage and just like last night, we are at the office of EAW Vice President, HRDO. He has been a busy man this week thanks to the new EAW/Disney partnership. Again, he is with Disney CEO, Bob Chapek. The two men are sitting down, with HRDO behind his desk and Chapek sat in a chair across from him. )

Bob Chapek: So is Captain Charisma one of those who typically arrives late to meetings?

( HRDO forces a smile across his face. )

HRDO: Pain for Pride is an extremely busy time for everyone, not just the performers. I’m sure Captain Charisma got tied up handling something for Voltage and is on his way.

Bob Chapek: I’m sure he gets tied up quite often with stuff pertaining to Voltage. I am going to level with you, HRDO. The Voltage brand and what it promotes does not line up with Disney’s beliefs and values.

HRDO: I’m not surprised to hear you say that, but for the last several years, Voltage has cemented itself as one of, if not the most competitive brand in this company. The men and women who compete on that brand are a who’s who of world champions, Hall of Famers, and they represent the best of the best.

Bob Chapek: Right. Imagine how much longevity their careers would have if they didn’t have to compete under duress on a weekly basis?

( Before HRDO can reply, there’s a knock at the door and Captain Charisma walks in. Chapek and HRDO get to their feet to greet the Voltage commissioner, who obviously is a little apprehensive as he walks in. )

HRDO: Matt, welcome. Please have a seat.

( Captain Charisma shakes his head. )

Captain Charisma: I think I’ll stand. What did you call me here for?

( HRDO moves out from behind his desk and motions towards Chapek. )

HROD: Matt, this is Bob Chapek, the CEO of Disney. Bob, Matthieu Daniels, otherwise known as Captain Charisma, the Voltage Commissioner.

( Captain Charisma shakes hands with Chapek, who doesn’t waste any time getting down to business. )

Bob Chapek: I just wanted to put to rest some of the rumors that have been circulating since Tyrone Montgomery was introduced as the new Dynasty General Manager. HRDO questioned whether or not Disney would be replacing Hurricane Hawk and yourself, and the answer is no.

( Captain Charisma doesn’t react to this. He has a feeling there is going to be something else added on to this. )

Bob Chapek: But…

( Unable to help it, the Voltage Commissioner rolls his eyes. )

Bob Chapek: But… Voltage is obviously going to have to be completely rebranded in order to fit in with the Disney brand. Your particular brand of sports entertainment has gotten a little out of hand over the years. Last night’s Barbed Wire Massacre match could have resulted in someone getting injured permanently and going forward, we certainly can’t have those kinds of matches.

Captain Charisma: Last night’s main event will go down in history as one of the all-time great Pain for Pride moments.

Bob Chapek: Be that as it may, the product is changing. We have PG guidelines to abide by now and last night, the EAW Board of Directors and a team of Disney executives sat down to discuss all the changes that needed to be made and how to present the product going forward. Voltage was of particular interest and we feel like the best route to take is to brand it as our family friendly Sunday night program!

Captain Charisma: 😐

Bob Chapek: Traditionally, Sunday is a day that is spent with family. Church, birthday parties, dinner with the kids; that sort of thing. We want Voltage to be presented as a program that you can sit down and watch with your kids and even have the grandparents present. We want future Elitists to see the men and women of EAW competing on EAW and holding themselves to the highest standard as people they want to be someday.

( Captain Charisma is truly speechless. )

Bob Chapek: Change is good, Matthieu, and this is the best thing that could happen to Voltage. We know that it will be an adjustment for you, and which is why we’ve decided to bring in someone to help you.

( Captain Charisma sucks in a breath. The last time help for Voltage was forced on him, he got stuck with Veena Adams. The PTSD is real for him. )

Bob Chapek: Her name is Eden Sinclair. She’s young, she’s smart, and she’s extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Disney. You know, Eden actually got her start with Disney by playing Snow White at our Orlando theme park.

Captain Charisma: … Her name is Eden?

HRDO: :mjlol: You will never escape New Eden, it seems.

Bob Chapek: Coincidence, I assure you. Eden will be at the Draft Show and she looks forward to meeting you. I will let her tell you about her credentials when you meet her, but I will tell you that she looks forward to working with you and bringing the new concepts that will be the foundation of Voltage to life.

Captain Charisma: That sounds terrific 😃!

( Chapek ignored the sarcasm in Captain Charisma’s tone and excused himself. That left the two Hall of Fame Elitists alone and once the door shut HRDO put his hands up. )

HRDO: I don’t want to hear it, Matt. I truly don’t.

Captain Charisma: Because you know it’s bullshit?

HRDO: It’s only for a year.

Captain Charisma: With an option for the whole thing to be renegotiated and extended. You know as well as I do that if Ryan Adams can continue milking a company like Disney for 10 billion or more, he is going to do it even if it sacrifices what this place was originally built on.

HRDO: We’ve been Elite Answers Wrestling for years now, Matt, but you know that I enjoy the product that Voltage is.

Captain Charisma: :francis: Do you? Because I don’t see anyone around here questioning what these changes will do for the company. It looks good on paper, but are the fans going to be behind? Has anyone thought of them?

HRDO: I don’t have any answers for you, my friend. All we can do is see how it all plays out.

( An annoyed look flashes across Captain Charisma’s face and he just shakes his head. )

( The scene fades back down to ringside. )

(The camera pans to Gina Romano in the ring…)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: AND IT IS FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

(The crowd roars in anticipation.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON! WEIGHING IN AT 221 POUNDS…. HE IS THE FORMER NINE TIME WORLD CHAMPION…. IMPACT!!!!

(The arena darkens, as Emerald green strobe lights center on Impact with his back turned in a Jesus pose. As the lyrics start in “M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi, he gyrates forward with double fist pumps, engaging the crowd which is raining on him with boos, some cheers, as he smirks and starts making his way down to the ring.)

Deadprez: Big time matches call for big time players and there isn’t a man any bigger than Impact. The season that he had to lead him here, the win at the Grand Rampage to solidify his spot. If there is anyone not named TLA who has been on fire since the beginning of 2022 is none other than Impact and he looks to become World Champion for the TENTH time tonight!

Eve: You said it best Deadprez, this is a big money match, a Main Event at Pain for Pride, one of the most prestigious titles in the world and Impact has his eyes set on the prize. We all remember House of Glass 2019 when TLA won the Championship in Mexico, City. So does Impact, they have had their matches since, but none bigger than the one we have tonight.

Gavin Kirkland: Impact is in the best shape of his life, he is malicious and his long hair is real, no weave! This guy is frigging ageless!

(Impact continues to make his way to the ring, sometimes exposing his bottom row of teeth in homage to the late, great Kobe Bryant’s signature Mamba Scowl. After sauntering down to the ring, Impact energetically enters, shaking and stretching the ropes. A very serious look on his face, he knows it is game time, stepping in the ring and posing as his music dies down, the crowd erupts as it is replaced with ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac.)

Gina Romano: HIS OPPONENT IS THE CURRENT EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! HAILING FROM TLAXCALA, MEXICO! WEIGHING IN AT 210 LBS….. “LA PANTERA SEXUAL”…… TTTTTTTTT……. LLLLLLLLLL……AAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

(As the cheers are deafening, a bunch of Las Vegas Showgirls dressed in the Mexican Colors come out and start performing a dance, right as TLA walks in in a white suit and Luchador mask. The Answers World Championship around his waist. He stands there as the show girls dance around him before they step to the side and TLA then takes off his mask. He then starts to make his way toward the ring, glaring right at Impact.)

Eve: When we talk about imposing and generational talents, there is none like TLA. He has been the measuring stick on the Blue Brand since ending the historic reign of Kassidy Heart in one of the most vicious matches we have ever seen. This man defended the title against the very best that Showdown had to offer. Against former and future World Champions, he is the epitome of what a World Champion is!

Gavin Kirkland: Somebody is dick-eating.

Eve: Oh, shut up!

Deadprez: I absolutely agree, TLA has been the model for what a champion should be, and this is no exception. If this was to be a Mythological story, what you have in the ring right now is a clad of two titans who are looking to once again write another chapter in a storied past. TLA and Impact are about to steal the show here tonight!

(TLA continues to walk toward the ring, taking off his entrance gear before sliding in, posing to the fans as they cheer his name.)

Crowd: TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!!!

(He stands in the middle of the ring, holding the Answers World Championship up in the air as Impact stares it down, then back at TLA again before looking out at the sold-out crowd.)

Gavin Kirkland: The second World Championship to be defended at Pain for Pride! We saw a new EAW World Champion last night in Minerva…. Yum! And could we see another change! We are about to find out!

(The referee checks on both competitors and then nods as he calls for the bell and the match to begin.)

(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)

Deadprez: AND HERE WE GO! Impact and TLA are circling the ring, they know what is at stake tonight in the second of our four main events at Pain for Pride! Will there be a title change tonight? Will we see what we saw last night for the EAW World Championship between two of the best!? Here we go as they tie up! TLA with the advantage drops to a knee for some leverage, pushing Impact to the ropes!

(TLA breaks clean before pushing Impact by the chest as the crowd cheers. Impact didn’t take too kindly to the gesture as he got away from the ropes and circles to tie up again…)

Eve: Another tie up, and this time Impact pushes TLA to the ropes, they slowly do a rope break again and Impact slaps TLA’s chest and smirks! He returns the favor as TLA looks amused and is back to circling the ring, they lock up one more time… Arm drag by TLA! Impact is back up, TLA with a hip toss and Impact is caught by surprise, he runs up to TLA, but a back body drop uses his momentum against Impact and lands hard on the mat! Impact rolls out of the ring!

Gavin Kirkland: Smart by Impact! Break up the momentum caused by the champ! He is outside trying to catch a breather and….

(TLA runs across the ring….)

Gavin Kirkland: TOP SUICIDA!!!!! TLA FLEW THROUGH THE ROPES AND LANDED ON IMPACT CRUSHING HIM INTO THE STEEL BARRICADE! TLA GETS BACK UP AND LISTEN TO THE ROAR OF THE CROWD! IT WAS THE SAME OVATION I GOT WHEN I CAME OUT HERE!

(The crowd in unison explodes in cheers….)

Crowd: TLA!!! TLA!!! TLA!!! TLA!!! TLA!!! TLA!!!

Deadprez: TLA has taken charge and he grabs Impact by the hair, throwing him back in the ring before the referee can administer a count and TLA climbing up to the top rope! Impact is slowly getting up and FLYING LARIATO! HE ALMOST TOOK IMPACTS HEAD OFF BUT TLA IS NOT GOING FOR THE COVER, HE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES…. LIONSAULT! HE TOOK A MOVE FROM IMPACT AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Impact with an emphatic kickout! And TLA quickly picks him up by the hair, whipping him into the turnbuckle and charging in, NO! IMPACT GETS A BOOT UP! WAIT TLA GRABS IT AND PULLS IMPACT OUT OF THE CORNER! SPINS HIM AROUND…. ATOMIC DROP AND THE FORCE CAUSES IMPACT TO CRASH CHEST FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! HE STUMBLES BACK AND TLA WITH A BEAUTIFUL RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! IMPACT IS GETTING SMOTHERED RIGHT NOW IN THE EARLY BEGINNING OF THIS MATCH!

(Impact rolls to try and get out of the ring again, but he is stopped as TLA stomps his hair and looks down at him as he tries to escape.)

Gavin Kirkland: He is standing on that man’s hair! What a terrible thing to do here! TLA picks up Impact again! Whipping him into the ropes, TLA runs through the other side, he goes for a running Flying Body press! NO! IMPACT DUCKS AND TLA LANDS HARD IN THE ROPES! HE GETS TANGLED AND FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES LANDING HARD ON HIS LOWER BACK CRASHING ON THE EDGE OF THE APRON!

Deadprez: That is one way of breaking TLA’s momentum! He is down and out on the floor as Impact now has the chance to capitalize! He gets out of the ring and grabs TLA up, Forearm after forearm and he whips TLA into the steel barricade!

Referee: 1…… 2……

(The referee starts the count as Impact rolls back into the ring, then back out to break the count.)

Eve: Smart move by the veteran! He grabs TLA and starts unloading on him with some stiff rights and lefts, he takes TLA…..

(SLAM!!!)

Eve: …. HE SLAMS TLA’S HEAD INTO THE STEEL STEPS!

Referee: 1…… 2……

Eve: TLA is reeling back, dazed, and confused! TLA is grabbed again by Impact and thrown into the ring! Impact hops on the apron, he waits as TLA slowly gets to his feet, IMPACT JUMPS UP AND A TORNADO DDT! IMPACT NAILS TLA AND HE QUICKLY GOES FOR A COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: TLA KICKS OUT! There is no way you are going to get the World Champion that fast in a match like this and the history these two men have had, they know that both are in for a long night! Impact though places his foot on TLA’s Face… HE RUBS THE SOUL OF HIS BOOT ALL OVER HIS FACE! TALK ABOUT THE BURNS THAT HE SUFFERED FROM THAT AND IMPACT DOESN’T CARE! HE SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES WITH A CORKSCREW ELBOW, THAT HIT RIGHT ON THE CHEST OF TLA! IMPACT THOUGH IS NOT GOING FOR A COUNT!

Gavin Kirkland: I miss the Poons, we need all those beautiful Poons to come back from his entrance and give him the strength of the Poon Nation here! Come on TLA! Impact drops a knee on the chest and another! Picking up TLA, he Irish Whips him into the ropes, TLA reverses, Impact though bounces back with a reverse heel kick… NO! TLA dropped to the mats and Impact missed! He gets back up and charges TLA… SNAP POWERSLAM! IMPACT WAS CAUGHT AND TLA ROLLS OVER TRYING TO FIGHT THE PAIN!

(The crowd cheers as TLA slowly gets back up to his feet, shaking off what happened to him earlier, he starts to kick the down Impact as he tries to cover up….)

Eve: TLA grabs Impact’s ankles who is trying to hang on the ropes! He is pulling Impact off but he holds on to the ropes, elevating him up as he holds on…. And THE REFEREE KICKS THE ARMS OF IMPACT AND HE LET’S GO GETTING SLAMMED BACK FIRST INTO THE MATS! TLA DOESN’T LET GO AND GRABS HIS LEGS, FALLING BACK…. SLINGSHOT INTO THE ROPES AND IMPACT IS DRAPED NECK FIRST INTO THE RING BEFORE FALLING BACK! IMPACT IS BACK UP AND HE HITS THE ROPES… ROLLING THUNDER SENTON! HERE IS THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: KICK OUT BY IMPACT! TLA also knows it is early in the match and he isn’t going to get him like that but the wear down process is on and that is what will work against one of these wrestlers! Time and stamina! The longer the match goes, the worse it will be! Both TLA and Impact are going to try and end this soon as they can! TLA is up and he climbs the turnbuckle…. He is perched on the second rope as Impact is up…. BLOCKBUSTER!

Deadprez: NO! Impact ducked and TLA landed hard on his back! He is getting back up slowly and HIGH KNEE BY IMPACT TO THE BACK OF TLA! HE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES CHEST FIRST AND RIGHT INTO THE HAIL MARY! IMPACT WITH A DEVASTATING MOVE EARLY IN THE MATCH! ONLY FIVE MINUTES IN AND TLA IS ALREADY IN TROUBLE! IMPACT DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER, INSTEAD HE ROLLS TLA ON HIS BACK, DRIVING BOTH KNEES INTO THE MIDDLE OF IT, TURNING HIM OVER AND BENDING TLA IN ALMOST A BOW AND ARROW!

(TLA screams in pain, Impact has the hold locked in working on the lower back of TLA as he tries to bend him back further, the referee looks at TLA, worried and tries to ask him as he reaches up to power out, but the pain is too much…)

Gavin Kirkland: TLA IS GETTING FOLDED THE WRONG WAY! I mean that is all nice in the bedroom but not in the ring! Listen to my boy scream…. This is painful to watch!

Eve: That is what makes Impact so dangerous! He will pick one part of the body and just continue pressing! If TLA doesn’t do something fast, the damage will already be done! Impact has this locked in and TLA looks trapped!

(TLA starts to fade as Impact pulls back even more, folding him like an accordion. Screaming in pain but now his arms start to go limp, Impact yells at the referee…)

Impact: (Off Mic) ASK HIM!

Referee: (Off Mic) HOW ABOUT TLA!?

TLA: (Off Mic) PINCHE CULERO!

Referee: (Off Mic) I THINK THAT MEANS NO!

(Impact doesn’t care to know Spanish, so he pulls back even harder as TLA’s arms drop, the referee quickly goes to check on them, lifting it once and it drops…)

Deadprez: The arm dropped once! It dropped once and we might get a submission early on this match and have a new champion! The referee is lifting the arm again….

(The arm drops….)

Eve: If his arm drops one more time! Impact will be the NEW Answers World Champion! This is it…. This is it! The referee lifts the arm one more….

(The arm drops…..)

Eve: NO! TLA IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS! TLA IS STILL ALIVE AND HE IS CONVULSING! IMPACT CAN’T HOLD ON TO THE MOVE AND HE LETS GO! THE DAMAGE IS DONE THOUGH! TLA IS HURT AND THE BACK MUST BE IN A LOT OF PAIN! HE GRABS HIS BACK, CRAWLING TO THE ROPE BUT IMPACT IS BACK UP STOMPING ON IT OVER AND OVER! THE REFEREE SEES TLA HAS HIS HANDS ON THE ROPES!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV….

Deadprez: Impact stops the count and then goes right back on the attack! The referee again with the count!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV….

Deadprez: Impact breaks it right before the five count! He drags him out of the corner and picks him up, TLA is spaghetti legged… a HUGE FOREARM! AND ANOTHER ON TLA! HE HAS HIM DAZED! WHIPPING HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! TLA HITS HARD IN THE CORNER AND IMPACT CHARGING IN FULL SPEED AHEAD…. NO! TLA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND IMPACT CRASHED SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL POST! HE FALL’S OUT OF THE RING! AS THE CROWD CHEERS, IT WAS THE OPENING THAT TLA NEEDED AS HIS BACK IS CLEARLY IN PAIN!

(Impact crashed and burned on the outside as TLA is in the ring on the mat holding his back and taking a breather, the referee starts the count…)

Referee: 1…… 2……3……

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know, we may get a count out here, Impact looks pretty hurt and is rolling around on the mat. This has been a very physical match to start but TLA doesn’t look in any shape to go further!

Referee: 4…. 5…… 6…….

Eve: You might be right, the shoulder took a big blow and Impact is now back up to his knees grasping it, but look in the ring, TLA is back to his feet and he knows that a count out victory is not how he wants this to end! TLA!

Referee: 7….. 8…… 9…….

Eve: Impact at the last second rolls into the ring and TLA hits him with a standing Moonsault and hooks the leg for the cover! That might have hurt TLA too!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TH…..

Deadprez: IMPACT KICKS OUT! Now TLA is going to work on him, sitting up Impact, he drops an elbow on his shoulder! And another and another! He has found something to work on and Impact is in massive pain! TLA Now hammer locking the arm and bending it back! Impact now finds himself in a submission hold of his own and TLA now falls back, adding more pressure!

Gavin Kirkland: Gotta love to abby, physically sexy men just pounding meat with each other and stretching those muscles! This is why in Showdown WE WRESTLE!

Eve: Don’t have an orgasm there Gavin. But yes, TLA and Impact both, almost ten minutes into this match have been really trying to beat the hell out of one another and strategically wear the other down. It is the fundamentals of professional wrestling here and why these two are at the top of the food chain! TLA continues to add the pressure, the referee is right there to check on Impact who is shaking his head, he doesn’t want to give up, he can’t give up, or this is the end of the road!

(TLA tries to pull back even harder, even taking his arm a little loose and pounding at the shoulder over and over as Impact screams in pain! TLA though doesn’t stop, he wrenches back again and Impact screams but twirling his finger “No”….)

Deadprez: Don’t know how much more of this he can take, both men have found points to work on and Impact is relentless in his pursuit here! He has though been kicking his feet and using his body to try and make it to the ropes, he is reaching with his leg, but TLA seems to have a firm hold on this right now! What incredible testament these two men show!

Gavin Kirkland: Impact isn’t that far from the ropes and his newly found abs are helping him move the weight of TLA, he wouldn’t have been able to do this a year ago, his fat ass!

(Impact reaches with his leg, TLA is trying to pull him but he finally touches the ropes….)

Eve: Impact gets to the ropes! The referee with the count on TLA!

Referee: ONE TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV…..

(TLA Breaks the hold and rolls back to his feet, he grabs Impact by the hair, forearm after forearm over and over…)

Eve: TLA is not slowing down or going easy on Impact! He is peppering him with forearms after foreams, leaning against the ropes, an Irish Whip to the opposite cables, he charges in, with a Clothesline, NO! Impact ducks, he bounces off the other ropes, goes for his own clothesline, TLA ducks, he grabs his arm, CRUCIFIX PIN AND THIS COULD BE IT!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE…..

Deadprez: IMPACT KICKS OUT! TLA  and Impact are back to their feet, TURNING TIDES ON TLA! THE HURRICARANA OUT OF NOWHERE AND TLA LOOKED TO HIT HIS HEAD ON THE MAT! IMPACT PICKS TLA UP QUICKLY AND BACKBREAKER! IMPACT DROPPED TLA ON THAT BAD BACK AND HE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES…. FLIGHT SIGHTS AND THE LIONSAULT HIT AND HE HOOKS A LEG THIS COULD BE IT!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…….

Deadprez: TLA THIS TIME KICKS OUT AND IMPACT CANNOT BELIEVE IT! WE ARE OVER THE TEN-MINUTE MARK NOW AND TLA IS IN A LOT OF PAIN BUT IMPACT THOUGHT HE HAD HIM!

Eve: Impact is dragging TLA to the corner post, I don’t know what he has in mind, but he is on the outside….

Gavin Kirkland: NOT THE COJONES! THINK ABOUT THE POONS!

Eve: Impact is relentless and doesn’t care about Poons! He wants to finish TLA, and the referee is warning him not to scissor TLA into that steel post and…. Wait a second….. he grabs TLA’s legs…. Wrapping them on the post and…. IT’S THE FIGURE FOUR OF DOOM! HE HAS TLA’S LEGS WRAPPED AROUND THE STEEL POST AND LOOK AT TLA! HE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN BUT THIS IS AN ILLEGAL HOLD AS THE REFEREE IS OUTSIDE OF THE RING TRYING TO BREAK THIS MOVE PHYSICALLY AND NOW HE STARTS WITH THE COUNT!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV….

Deadprez: IMPACT HAS NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO BREAK THE FIGURE FOUR OR RISK DISQUALIFICATION! The referee and Impact look to be in an argument!

Referee: (Off Mic) Keep doing it and I will disqualify you Impact! Do I make myself clear!

Impact: (Off Mic) Yes! You stupid idiot!

Referee: (Off Mic) What did you call me!?

Impact: (Off Mic) I called you an asshat!

Referee: (Off Mic) One More time and I will disqualify you!

Impact: (Off Mic) For calling you names!? This whole Disney thing Sucks!

(Impact pushes the referee out of the way and slides back into the ring. TLA is holding his back and now leg as Impact starts stomping and kicking on the fallen TLA. The frustration is starting to mount, TLA has been bringing the fight to Impact since the very beginning of the match but Impact everything he does doesn’t seem to work.)

Deadprez: Now Impact is starting to show some anger! He wants to finish this match but can’t seem to be able to put TLA down. He picks up TLA, has his leg, and…. NO! TLA WITH AN ENZIGUIRI THAT PLANTED IMPACT FLUSH ON THE SIDE OF THE FACE AS HE FALLS TO THE MAT! TLA NOW HAS AN OPENING AS BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AND THE REFEREE LOOKS TO ADMINISTER THE COUNT…. NO! TLA IS UP FIRST, HE IS UP AND BACK TO HIS FEET!

Eve: Impact is stunned and TLA now looks at the crowd and listen to them chant!

Crowd: TLA!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!! TLA!!!! TLA!!!!!

Eve: He is getting that second wind from them! TLA waits as Impact is back up, and TLA with a stiff right! Another right! And another! Impact is wobbly right now! TLA runs against the ropes and THE AR15! LASSO FROM EL PASO! WHAT A LARIAT! HE ALMOST TOOK IMPACT’S HEAD OFF AND NOW TLA IS SLOWLY CLIMBING THE ROPES! HE IS GOING TO THE VERY TOP, PERCHED UP THERE! COULD IT BE! COULD IT BE!

(TLA jumps in the air like a bird….)

Gavin Kirkland: THE 420! HE JUST HIT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHOOTING STAR PRESS I HAVE EVER SEEN AND THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET AS TLA HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Gavin Kirkland: ABS KICKED OUT! ABS KICKED OUT! THAT NEWFOUND BODY OF IMPACT AND HIS CORE STRENGTH WAS THE DIFFERENCE! HE TOTALLY KICKED OUT!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

Eve: The crowd is letting their feelings be known and both men are putting their all in this match. TLA is still holding his back, looking at the referee who shakes his head, Impact was not done! TLA knows that his work still remains to be done and he is back up, grabbing Impact by the hair, whipping him into the turnbuckle and he charges in, BIG BOOT BY IMPACT THAT STAGGERS TLA! HE FALLS BACK SOME AND IMPACT … FIST OF FURY!

Deadprez: NO! TLA DUCKS! SWAG SHOT AND HE JUST SLAPPED THE TASTE OUT OF IMPACT’S MOUTH! HE HOISTS UIP A STUNNED IMPACT AND SHOULDER BREAKER! HE JUST PLANTED IMPACT ON THAT BAD SHOULDER! TLA WRAPS HIS ARM AND TURNS HIM INTO A LA MAGISTRAL CRADLE AND THIS COULD BE IT!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Deadprez: IMPACT KICKS OUT! TLA though has put it into the next gear, he has Impact by the hair and pushes him back into the ropes, tries to lift him up and NO! IMPACT PUTS ON THE BREAKS AND STRIKES WITH A FOREARM! TLA IS STUNNED AND SPUN AROUND! IMPACT WITH THE MILLENNIAL INCARCERATION! THE COBRA CLUTCH AND TLA MIGHT BE GOING TO SLEEP! IMPACT IS WRENCHING HARD ON THE MOVE AND IMPACT HOLDS IT TIGHT…..

Eve: TLA USED HIS STRENGTH AND RAN FORWARD, HE RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLES AND FALLS BACKWARDS ON IMPACT WHO STILL HAS THE HOLD ON BUT HIS SHOULDERS ARE PINNED TO THE MAT!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Eve: IMPACT RELEASES THE HOLD! HE RELEASES AND WAS ALMOST PINNED BUT HE IS BACK UP AS TLA IS TO HIS FEET AND HE CHARGES IN…. TLA CATCHES HIM WITH THE DESMADRE! SITOUT POWERBOMB BUT HIS BACK IS HURT AND HE DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER! BOTH MEN ARE ON THE MAT IN PAIN AS THE CROWD IS REALLY SOAKING THIS UP!

Crowd: THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Over fifteen minutes already and these two men are exasperated, that was a pretty big word for me, but whatever. I’m trying to impress Disney.

Eve: Well, you know that if you continue being a sexpest they will fire you.

Gavin Kirkland: Me?! A sexpest!? Stop! I didn’t bring my cum sock, okay give me credit.

Eve: Whatever. Both men are down, and the referee looks to make the count!

Referee: 1…… 2……3……

Deadprez: TLA is stirring and trying to reach the rope, these two are now hurt and exhausted and they still have a long way to go before this one is over. He crawls to the ropes and now Impact is moving!

Referee: 4….. 5…… 6……

Eve: Impact is not starting to get up as well, he is reaching over and trying to grab anything and everything to help him up!

Referee 7…. 8….. 9…….

Eve: TLA IS UP! HE BREAKS THE COUNT AND IMPACT IS NOW UP TO HIS FEET AS WELL! TLA with a right hook on Impact! Impact returns with a left of his own! TLA with another and Impact with another! Both men are teeing off and TLA kicks Impact in the gut, he whips him into the turnbuckle, TLA gets up to speed and runs right at Impact…. NO! IMPACT LAUNCHES HIM IN THE AIR AND TLA LANDS FACE FIRST AT THE TOP OF THE STEEL POST!

(The crowd looks shocked as TLA falls to the mats and is automatically bleeding from his forehead. The referee puts on the Nitrile gloves as TLA looks hurt…..)

Deadprez: TLA HAS BEEN BUSTED OPEN! HE IS BLEEDING FROM THE FOREHEAD AND IT IS COMING OUT IN DRONES! THIS DOESN’T LOOK GOOD! IMPACT THOUGH IS ON TOP OF HIM! HE IS PUNCHING TLA ON THE FOREHEAD AND MORE BLOOD IS POURING OUT! THE REFEREE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING HERE!

Eve: Yeah, this doesn’t look good at all! Impact knows it too, he is the shark smelling the blood in the water and is pacing around, looking right at a fallen TLA, a hush has overcome this sold-out crowd here tonight! The referee is checking on TLA….

Referee: (Off Mic) What do you say TLA?

TLA: (Off Mic) Pinche perro….. NO!

Gavin Kirkland: I think that is translated to “My Good Man, I would never surrender in these conditions!”, what a gentleman TLA is!

(Impact pushes the referee out of the way and picks up TLA with a smirk on his face, he hoists TLA up and drops a huge backbreaker on the World Champion, then pressing and holding him over the knee trying to push him down best he can…..)

Eve: TLA is getting punished now, he is bleeding profusely, Impact has this well in control right now and there is nothing that TLA can do, his back is shot, he has lost so much blood already, the referee might have to stop this one!

Deadprez: I agree, TLA has been an incredible World Champion so far and his reign is in jeopardy. Impact right now has show just how dangerous he is and picking TLA apart slowly! Something has to give, it really does, but will this be it!? Will this be all for TLA! La Pantera Sexual!? Listen to this crowd!

Crowd: TLA!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!! TLA!!!!!

(TLA is not going down without a fight, Impact pushes him off the knee, he knows that the damage is already done, up now pacing around as TLA crawl to the ropes, but Impact stomps on the back repeatedly over and over. He then picks up TLA and throws him into the turnbuckle, climbing up to the second rope and punching him in the forehead making him bleed more….)

Eve: This is getting ugly and uncomfortable to watch now! TLA is a crimson mask, he is bleeding all over and Impact continues to punch him in the face and……. TLA JUST GRABBED IMPACT AND DROVE HIS GROIN INTO HIS KNEE WITH A REVERSE ATOMIC DROP! IMPACT IS STUNNED AND ANOTHER AR15 AND THIS TIME HE HIT IMPACT IN THE NOSE AND MOUTH! IMPACT FLIPPED OVER AS THE CROWD IS UP TO THEIR FEET AND IMPACT IS DOWN! HE IS DOWN AND….. WAIT A SECOND….. WAIT….

(As Impact slowly tries to push himself up blood starts pouring from his nose and mouth from the powerful lariat he was hit with by TLA. He spits and checks to see if all his teeth are there….)

Gavin Kirkland: AND WHILE HE IS CHECKING HIS TEETH… IMPACT WITH A HUGE BASEMENT DROPKICK! HE HIT IMPACT RIGHT IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! IMPACT IS DOWN AND TLA IS WASTING NO TIME! HE GRABS IMPACT BY THE ARM AS THE CHALLENGER TRIES TO FIGHT HIM…. CROSSED PATHS! CROSSED PATHS! CROSSED PATHS! IMPACT IS SNARED BY TLA IN THE CROSS-ARM BREAKER ON THE BAD SHOULDER AND THIS IS IT! HE HAS BEATEN SO MANY OTHERS WITH THAT MOVE!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as TLA has the cross-arm breaker finisher locked in and Impact is screaming, trying to get to the ropes, but he can’t and on the bad shoulder as well….)

Deadprez: The blood now is spitting up in the air! Impacts nose must be broken! LISTEN TO THE SCREAMS BY IMPACT AS TLA HAS THIS MOVE LOCKED IN AND THIS IS IT! TLA IS WITHIN SECONDS OF A SUBMISSION VICTORY! IMPACT IS BITING HIS KNUCKLE FROM ALL THE PAIN AND WAIT…. IMPACT IS TURNING TOWARD TLA AND HE HAS SOME LEVERAGE! THE VETERAN HAS TO DO SOMETHING HERE OR THIS ONE IS OVER!

Eve: IMPACT IS TRYING TO TURN TO THE SIDE AND HE HAS TLA NOW WITH HIS SHOULDERS PINNED! HE HAS TLA DOWN!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: TLA LETS GO OF THE CROSS-ARM BREAKER OR HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PINNED! THESE TWO KNOW EACH OTHER SO WELL! BUT THE DAMAGE IS DONE! THE DAMAGE IS ABSOLUTELY DONE AND IMPACT IS GRASPING AT HIS ARM AND SHOULDER, TLA MAY HAVE TORN SOME LIGAMENTS OR SOMETHING!

Gavin Kirkland: Both men are down in this war! It has been over twenty minutes now and Impact may not have an arm! Look at all the blood in the ring too, Impact is tasting it, TLA’s eyes are covered in it! He is up first, what an hombre!

Deadprez: TLA is up, and he grabs Impact by the hair, lifting him up, gritting his teeth! There is a hatred and yet a respect between both of these rivals! TLA with a huge forearm and another on Impact. Now he is unloading fists after fists right now on the shoulder of Impact! TLA has found his point, and he grabs his arms, runs against the ropes….. HE JUMPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND WHIPLASHES IMPACT’S ARM AND SHOULDER OVER THE CABLES AND IMPACT FALLS TO THE MAT! TLA NOW RUNS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AS IMPACT IS HOLDING HIS ARM…. MOONSAULT BY TLA BUT HE DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER!

Eve: TLA IS LOOKING TO END IT RIGHT THERE AND HE HAS IMPACT UP, SETTING HIM UP FOR THE MEXICAN DESTRO….. NO! IMPACT HAS THE STRENGTH TO FLIP HIM OVER BUT TLA LANDS ON HIS FEET, HE TURNS INTO….. FIST OF FURY! THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH AND TLA FALLS LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES! IMPACT DROPS ON HIM!

Gavin Kirkland: WE HAVE A NEW WORLD CHAMPION!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: HOW!? HOW DID TLA JUST GET THE SHOULDER UP! WAS THERE NOT ENOUGH BEHIND THAT PUNCH THANKS TO THE INJURED SHOUDLER AND ARM OF IMPACT! TLA JUST KICKED OUT OF THE KNOCKOUT BLOW THAT HAS BEATEN SO MANY OTHERS AND LOOK AT IMPACT! HE LOOKS LIKE ME RIGHT NOW WHEN MY EHARMONY DATE STANDS ME UP!

(Impact is shocked and cannot believe it. He turns to the referee holding three fingers, but the referee only holds up two. Impact looks incensed. He turns to TLA who is stirring and slowly picks him up by the bloody hair.)

Eve: Both of them are hurt, tired and this has been a very physical match! TLA is wobbly right now and stunned, here is Impact and he pick up TLA, placing him on the top turnbuckle, wincing in pain as that took a lot from his bad shoulder. Impact now is climbing the ropes; he is now perched on the top rope…. What is he doing!? Is he going for GUNSMOKE! THE PILEDRIVER! HE HAS TLA UP, HE IS TRYING TO FINISH IT RIGHT HERE BUT NO! TLA IS FIGHTING BACK! HE IS HEADBUTTING IMPACT BUT IMPACT RAKES THE EYES OF TLA, SWITCHES AND TURNING TIDES!!!

Deadprez: NO! TLA HUNG ON TO THE ROPES AND IMPACT CRASHED AND BURNED! IMPACT IS BACK TO HIS FEET AND TLA JUMPS FROM THE SECOND ROPE….. MEXICAN DESTROYER!!!!!! IMPACT JUST HIT THE MEXICAN DESTROYER IN A TEQUILA SUNRISE VARIATION AND IMPACT IS OUT! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: GFWGFIYFWGIWFGF_WGFGUYHFWHFU!!!!! HOW!?! HOW DID IMPACT GET A SHOULDER UP! HE WAS ABLE TO GET A SHOULDER UP AND THE CROWD IS STUNNED! WE ARE STUNNED! I AM ABOUT TO EXPLODE! WHAT THE HELL DO THESE TWO MEN NEED TO KEEP DOING TO THEMSELVES?!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

(TLA is in disbelief lying against the ropes trying to figure out what the hell does he have to do in order to put Impact away. Taking a deep breath, TLA turns to the referee who like he did with Impact holds up two fingers.)

Eve: All of us are in shock right now, none of us thought that Impact was going to be able and kick out of that. This is what the answers world championship means to them both! TLA is clapping his hands and listen to this crowd, they are clapping with him! The following this man has is unbelievable! TLA gets up and waits as Impact is crawling, grabbing to the ankle of TLA who is looking down at him! Is he picking his spot, is this going to be it for the hopes of the World Championship!

(TLA grabs Impact by the hair, both men stare at each other, covered in blood, their foreheads resting on each other….)

Gavin Kirkland: Now Kith!

Eve: Oh, would you shut up!

(Both men know the fight they have been through, the war that has erupted since this all started and the journey it took to get there. There is a hatred, a respect, and an honor between two of the very best in the EAW and the world, and it is all for one thing, the Gold. …)

Eve: TLA PROPS IMPACT UP IN THE AIR AND HITS THE VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT! SWAG SHOT FOLLOWS! ANOTHER SWAG SHOT! AND ANOTHER SWAG SHOT! HE IS SLAPPING THE BLOOD OFF HIS FACE AND TLA FINISHES IT OFF WITH THE CARTEL KICK AND IMPACT HAS BEEN DECIMATED!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

(TLA looks out to the crowd and pounds his chest to them as he grabs Impact and sets him up for another Mexican Destroyer….)

Deadprez: THIS IS IT! TLA IS ABOUT TO FINISH THIS AND THE END OF IMPACT IS NEAR! HE TRIES TO GO FOR THE FLIP….. NO! TLA’S BACK WENT OUT ON HIM! HE LET GO OF IMPACT AS HE COULDN’T GET HIM OVER AGAIN AND….

Eve: …. HE TURNED RIGHT INTO THE EVISCERATION!!!!!! IMPACT LANDED THE EVISCERATION AND THAT IS IT! ALL HE HAS TO DO IS CRAWL ON TLA TO MAKE THE COVER! IMPACT DRAPES HIS ARM OVER TLA AND THIS IS IT!!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: FIYGBFWY I GFYIFDGYWQGFYGQYGFDQDYGQYGHD!!!!!! TLA WAS CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!!!!!! OH, MY GAWD THIS MATCH CONTINUES AND LOOK AT IMPACT! IMPACT CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

(Impact screams and pounds the mat, he barely has any energy left as the crowd erupts…..)

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

(Both men are lying in the ring bloodied, bruised, and beaten. They have gone through hell at Pain for Pride. Their other matches between them have been classics. Impact remembers TLA ending his title reign at House of Glass 2019 in Mexico City. TLA knows this is his greatest rival….)

Eve: What do these two men have left!!? What do they have left!? TLA is down but not out as Impact is slowly getting back up and he is dragging TLA up with him. Both men are up, their bodies holding each other up as Impact grabs TLA by the hair!

Impact: (Off Mic) WHY WON’T YOU JUST DIE!?!?

TLA: (Off Mic) Gonna finna gimme your weight loss secret buey?

Deadprez: TLA really has a way of pissing people off. Impact didn’t like that one bit and he headbutts TLA! And another one! And Another one! But he just hurt himself too and Impacts head is covered in blood! Both men can barely stand! Impact with a forearm but there was barely anything behind it! He backs up TLA, whipping him into the ropes….. NO! TLA REVERSES IT!

Eve: IMPACT GOES FOR A KNEE, TLA SLIDES OUT OF THE WAY AND IMPACT TURNS…. EVISCERATION BY TLA!!!! HE JUST HIT IMPACT WITH HIS OWN MOVE AND IMPACT IS DOWN! TLA POINTS TO THE TOP ROPE AND HE CLIMBS! HE IS CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN TO STAY AT THE VERY TOP OF THE EAW! HE IS THERE AND THE CROWD IS FIRMLY BEHIND HIM!

Crowd: TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: He is up to the top rope and Impact is stunned! THIS IS IT AND TLA LEAPS OFF WITH BURNOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CORKSCREW 360 SENTON ON IMPACT!

Deadprez: NOOOOOOOOO! IMPACT PUT UP BOTH KNEES AND THE BAD BACK OF TLA WAS CRUSHED OVER THE LEGS OF IMPACT! TLA FALLS TO THE MAT AND IMPACT IS GETTING BACK UP SLOWLY…. HE II TRYING TO GET TO HIS FEET AND HE GRABS THE LEGS OF TLA…..

Eve: IMPACT IS HOLDING HIS SHOULDER! HE CAN BARELY MOVE HIS ARM BUT HE SEES THE OPPORTUNITY HOOKING IN…… THE WALLS OF IMPACT!!!!! THE WALLS OF IMPACT HAVE BEEN HOOKED! HE TURNED TLA OVER AND THE CHAMPION IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! THE BLOOD IS GUSHING DOWN HIS FACE AND IN HIS MOUTH!

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT HAS IT LOCKED BUT LOOK AT HIM! HE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN TOO! HIS SHOULDER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD THE MOVE MUCH LONGER! IT HAS TAKEN A BEATEN TO THE POINT THAT HE CAN’T…… HE CAN’T…….

(All the pain from both men as the crowd watches on, the blood pouring from both men. The pain etched in the face of TLA and Impact, tears of hurt streaming down the face of Impact as he can barely hold the Walls of Impact, but he knows that this could be his last chance to become a Ten Time World Champion…..)

Deadprez: TLA IS FIGHTING IT! LOOK AT HIM! HS HAS HIS FISTS PLANTED ON THE MAT AND HE IS MUSCLING HIMSELF UP! IMAGING THE AGONY, HE IS IN! BOTH MEN! TLA IS TRYING TO BRIDGE HIMSELF UP AND HIS BACK IS SHOT! HIS BACK HAD GIVEN OUT ON HIM ALREADY! LOOK AT THAT! TLA FORGETTING HIS BODY THIS IS ABOUT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

Eve: IMPACT CAN BARELY HOLD ON! HE CAN BARELY HOLD ON BUT HIS FEET ARE PLANTED AND TLA…… HE IS STARTING TO FADE! TLA’S BACK COULDN’T DO IT ANYMORE! TLA SI SLOWLY FALLING BACK TO THE MAT!

(TLA’s body is slowly giving out on him, but he has the heart of the lion, can his body take this anymore? Is the Answers World Champion worth more than his physical wellbeing? After the hell he went through to win it against Kassidy Heart, he would never give up, he would never surrender, but it is not his choice, it is that of his body…..)

Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:

Eve: :lupe:

Deadprez: TLA IS NOT GIVING UP! THE REFEREE IS RIGHT THERE ASKING HIM BUT HE IS SHAKING HIS HEAD AND NOW TLA IS MOVING LESS AND LESS, IMPACT SCREAMS AS HE WRENCHES BACK AND BARELY ABLE TO HOLD ON TO THE HOLD ANYMORE! IMPACT CAN’T! TLA NEEDS TO FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN BUT IS THERE ANY LEFT!?

Crowd: TLA!!!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!!

Deadprez: WHAT A WARRIOR TLA IS! WHAT A LEGEND IMPACT IS! COULD THIS BE IT! COULD THIS BE TEN REINGS!? TLA IS….. HE…… HE…….

Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Eve: TLA IS OUT! TLA IS OUT AND THE REFEREE CALLS FOR THE BELL!!!!!

(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!!)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH AND THE NEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…….. IMPACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(“M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi start to play throughout the arena as Impact had crumbled to the mat laying there motionless. Both men are bleeding as the referee quickly calls for medical trainers to rush the ring. The crowd is stunned but are amazed by the effort of both men….)

Deadprez: TEN TIME! TEN TIME! TEN TIME! WORLD CHAMPION! IMPACT SURVIVES AND WHAT A HELL OF A MATCH! TLA’S BODY FINALLY GAVE OUT, HE NEVER QUIT BUT HE COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! BOTH OF THESE TWO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE AND IMPACT IS NOW OUR ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!

Eve: IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WHAT THESE TWO PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH AND WHAT LENGTHS THEY WENT! IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE WAR AND NEITHER ONE OF THEM FOR A MOMENT DID WE THINK WOULD GIVE! RIGHT NOW, WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS TWO OF THE VERY BEST BUT THERE HAS TO BE ONE WINNER AND KARL JEREMIAH BETTER KNOWN AS IMPACT IS A TEN TIME WORLD CHAMPION!

Gavin Kirkland: Somebody help TLA! This was too much for me, I am so emotional right now, I need to release some stress…. Deadprez let me borrow your sock!

(The medical staff continue to check on both men. TLA is now being helps up to sit as he has regained some consciousness. Impact is on his knees, holding his shoulder but using his left arm to hold up the Answers World Championship that he just won, and the referee handed over to him.)

Deadprez: Congratulations to Impact and as for TLA…. He has been an amazing champion and I know that he will be there again! I….. wait…. What is going on here….

(Impact forces himself up on his feet, he turns to look at TLA as both men are being checked, but Impact walks up to TLA…..)

Eve: WOW! Impact is offering a handshake to TLA!

(TLA looks up and nods as they shake hands, and the crowd erupts in cheers.)

Deadprez: WHAT A MOMENT! RESPECT SHOWN BETWEEN TWO RIVALS! AS IMPACT NOW GOES TO CELEBRATE!

(Impact raises his title up as TLA is being helped out of the ring, looking back at what he had, but the crowd giving both competitors a standing ovation as the camera fades to an Ad for the EAW Draft Show.)

EAW: The screen fades and appears again with a graphic of the next match.

EAW: The Allegiant Stadium erupts and shakes all of Las Vegas in anticipation for this epic clash. The video package for Kassidy Heart and Andrea Valentine’s match begins to play as the crowd quiets and the lights go dark.

Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN….THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A SINGLES MATCH AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! IT IS FOR THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPPPPP!!!

EAW: As Stephie concludes, “Partition” (Smearcase Trap Remix) by Beyoncé begins to play as the crowd booms with both cheers and boos. The lights strobe and focus on the glistening Kassidy Heart, who confidently walks onto the stage in a beautiful gold and white outfit, fitted with a long, yet light backpiece and a loose, glistening transparent hood. She looks up at the arena and removes the hood, the signature “Mauler” mask dawning itself on the Pain For Pride stage. 

Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST- THE CHALLENGER! WRESTLING OUT OF SYDNEY AUSTRALIA! WEIGHING IN AT 141 POUNDSSSSS!!!!! KASSSSIIIIDDDDDDYYYYYYYY “THE NECRO MAULERRRRRRRRRRR” HEARRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!

EAW: The crowd gives a roaring reaction of both cheers and boos at the glistening sight of Kassidy Heart on the stage, possibly the biggest boom this arena has heard all night. 

Jake Mercer: LOOK AT HER! She’s serving. You can tell this former Answers World Champion AND King of Elite, among so many other accolades, didn’t come to lose tonight. She’s here to once more establish herself as being a timeless and irreplicable talent in EAW, and she’ll do it with a win over Andrea Valentine. I mean really, she already has done it. She’s a Hall of Famer with a pedigree second to none. When you’re talking about the greatest of all time, her name is in that conversation. 

Stew-O: You’re not wrong and it is insanely impressive that we all wondered what would be next for Kassidy after her Answers World title loss at King of Elite, and here she is now at Pain For Pride only a few months later contesting for another World Title and the opportunity to represent EAW as the Universal Women’s Champion! What she’s already done in this company can’t be given enough recognition, but to now capitalize on this chance in front of her and stand tall as once again one of, if not the greatest competitor active in EAW would be history for her. 

Flannery McCoy: That’s very true- hate her or love her, you can’t deny her. And you can’t ever dismiss the absolute ferocity that her “Mauler” side brings to the table. She can flip the switch like that and embrace the other side of the coin, something Andrea will have to be weary of. Kassidy knows what it takes to win, she knows what it takes to get to and remain at the top, and she knows that if her heart needs to be black for her to succeed, it will be. She’ll be arriving at this match tonight with a set strategy, but no boundaries. A calculated gameplan, but no limitations. 

EAW: Kassidy flaunts her seemingly perfect body as she looks as fit and toned as ever. The light backdrop on her outfit drags on the floor behind her, before approaching the ring and removing it. She reveals in full her new gear and it’s as wonderful as ever. She approaches the ring steps and slowly makes her way into the ring. 

Stew-O: She earned this opportunity back at Battle of Egypt in a number one contenders match, but make no mistake about it, her road to Pain For Pride was anything but easy. She had to reset after King of Elite, reassess and remodel in a new image. She had to pick herself up out of the mud and claw her way back to the throne, and now she’s only minutes away from looking into the eyes of the woman who sits in it. Kassidy Heart is prepared tonight to go to any length to add another notch to her belt. Another stone in her gauntlet, so to say. 

EAW: Kassidy stretches her arms out wide as she soaks up the energy of this packed crowd. Love her, hate her, everyone reacts to her as Kassidy perhaps draws the loudest reaction the event has heard thus far. She turns around and begins to stretch as she looks up to the stage in preparation.

EAW: “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX begins to play to a booming reception of cheers. Andrea Valentine makes her way onto the Pain For Pride, enthusiastically and eagerly approaching the edge of the stage with a smile on her face. She raises her title up high and pyro goes off all around her as the shot shows the Universal Women’s Champion in all her glory.

EAW: Andrea is also dawning a fresh set of gear for the match as she nears the edge of the ramp; a clean black and pink themed attire and she also looks as physically prepared as ever as her smile quickly fades to a look of focus and determination, when meeting eyes with her challenger in the ring.

Stephie Love: AND HER OPPONENT! WRESTLING OUT OF ORLANDO, FLORIDAAAAAA!!! WEIGHING IN AT 110 POUNNDDSSSSSS, SHE IS THE CURRENT REIGNING, UNDISPUTED UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! ANDREAAAAAAAA VALENTINNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Flannery McCoy: Sheesh! Listen to that reaction! These people love Andrea Valentine and many of us were in attendance and watched as she, like Kassidy Heart, was inducted into the EAW Hall of Fame. Something she’s absolutely earned and tonight, she looks to pick up another Hall of Fame worthy win. She seeks to once more defend her title against her toughest opposition yet, on the grandest stage of them all. We’re in store for a good one. 

Jake Mercer: We absolutely are and I can’t wait for this match. These two women are as deserving of any to main event Pain For Pride and we all know that they never come to do anything but fight. To leave it all out there and to put their hearts and souls into every effort they produce. I’m expecting a razor thin margin between these two tonight and absolutely one of, if not the closest contest of any match on this Pain For Pride card. These two are both at the top and staring eye to eye with one another over the top spot. Will Andrea Valentine keep her spot in the throne, or will Kassidy Heart reign supreme and add one more accolade to the record? 

EAW: Andrea Valentine steps through the ropes and raises her title up high amongst more fireworks that shoot up to the night sky. A quaking reaction from the fans nearly deafens the competitors and commentators as they wait eagerly in anticipation for this one.

Stew-O: You said it, Jake. This match is for everything. This is for all the dice and for perhaps the greatest prize in this industry. These two lions can’t coexist and there can only be one king of this EAW jungle. They are so good and so evenly matched, but one of them will have to lose this match. One must rise and separate herself from the other as the greatest elitist to possibly ever hold this title. This is for legacy, this is for history, this is for everything.

EAW: Both women stare each other down as the referee holds the title in the air. He hands it off to EAW employees and calls for the timekeeper to ring the bell. 

DING! DING! DING!

Stew-O: Andddd we’re live from Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas! The Universal Women’s Champion defends her championship against the challenger, Kassidy Heart right now! It’s Valentine vs. Heart! The Champion and “The Necro Mauler” live in living color, everything on the line in this one! 

Flannery McCoy: You can feel the electricity in this place. These fans know they’re watching two of the greatest this industry has ever seen share the ring with one another with massive stakes on the line! There’s only room for one at the top of EAW, and it’s going to be one of these women! 

EAW: The fans chant; “THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME!” while Andrea and Kassidy face off with one another from across the ring. 

Flannery McCoy: The fans don’t even need to see them wrestle! This sight at Pain For Pride is immense as these two near one another! Kassidy Heart and Andrea Valentine are staring one another in the face as they quickly lock horns and catch each other in a collar and elbow tie! They both wrestle for dominance but Kassidy’s power takes over as she backs Andrea up to the corner! Andrea Valentine is pushed against the turnbuckles as Kassidy digs her forearm into Andrea’s cheek.

Stew-O: Kassidy is going to use all of this 5 count as she continues to keep a forearm grinding against Andrea’s cheek! The referee hits 5 and Kassidy backs up slightly, then quickly tries to thrust a shoulder into Andrea’s midsection! She sidesteps it and gets back into the center of the ring- BANG! A thunderous chop from Andrea as the crowd popped big for that one! Wait, but look at Kassidy’s face! She smiles at Andrea as if she enjoyed it! Kassidy asks her for another one! 

Flannery McCoy: Andrea rings another wicked chop off Kassidy’s chest as Kassidy cracks a smile inside her wince! She’s eating these chops like they’re nothing and asking Andrea for more! Waving her on as Andrea throws a backfist towards the face of Kassidy Heart! Kassidy avoids that one and manages to take the back of Andrea, wrestling her to the canvas with a takedown, now getting to her feet and trying to transition into a Boston crab! Andrea rolls to the side and gets back to her feet, Kassidy again evades an oncoming attack and transitions into an abdominal stretch!

Jake Mercer: Sheesh, look at the way she’s ripping apart those abdominal muscles of Andrea Valentine! 

Flannery McCoy: Alright, Gavin Kirkland. 

Jake Mercer: Say what you want, but we’ve seen this from Kassidy before. This grimy, cruel, technical style of wearing out her opponents and then really inflicting the damage later on. Look at her right now, she switches to a bear hug and grips Andrea Valentine with all her might! Thrashing her around and squeezing her organs tight with this bearhug, the strength of Kassidy Heart is on display early! She now lets it go and switches back to the abdominal stretch! 

Stew-O: Not this time! Andrea swings her legs up and over Kassidy’s shoulder, escaping the hold and now holding Kassidy in a reverse facelock! What a transition from the champion, WOW! Kassidy Heart turns it around and pushes Andrea off her, then the two collide in the middle again! Andrea takes Kassidy in a side headlock, and Kassidy wastes no time trying to pry Andrea off her! Wow, look at this! Kassidy is completely stationary and just trying to muscle Andrea off- but Andrea takes Kassidy’s arm and drags it to the mat, now using lightning speed to jump into an octopus stretch hold! 

Flannery McCoy: Some incredible technical wrestling being shown by both women as it’s Andrea who now has control, stretching and ripping Kassidy’s shoulder away from her body. Kassidy Heart is trying to step up to a knee- Andrea isolates the arm and now jumps into an armbar! She’s in on the armbar, but Kassidy reacts in time and stands up, straightening her arm and now wrapping it around Andrea’s neck! The challenger somehow transitions again into a guillotine hold! She’s got Andrea’s neck wrapped up-

Jake Mercer: No she doesn’t! Andrea rolls into a somersault and manages to lay both her and Heart on the canvas- WOW! THEY BOTH DOUBLE BRIDGE OFF THE MAT INTO A STANDING POSITION AND REVERSE IT INTO ANOTHER COLLAR AND ELBOW TIE! What a sequence from these two! 

EAW: The crowd applauds loudly as they both jockey for position.

Stew-O: Neither one can seem to really get an advantage over the other! Andrea breaks the collar and elbow tie- BANG! NO! Kassidy went for a step-up enziguri, but Andrea had it scouted and ducked under it! Now Andrea Valentine comes off the ropes and she’s met with a thudding knee to the body from Kassidy! All that momentum went straight into Kassidy’s knee! Now the challenger uses a snapmare to put Andrea onto the mat- OH NO, HERE COMES KASSIDY HEART!

Jake Mercer: KASSIDY PLANTS A BOOT STRAIGHT ONTO THE FOREHEAD OF ANDREA VALENTINE! A running boot straight to the dome from the challenger as she grabs Andrea by her, propping her back up and coming off the ropes again! Kassidy levels Andrea again with a sliding lariat this time as Andrea hits the canvas and rolls to the other side of the ring! Kassidy Heart landing the first few big strikes of the match and boy, they were heavy ones! 

Stew-O: Andrea Valentine is getting back to her feet, regrouping in the corner, but she’s mistaken if she thinks Kassidy Heart is going to give her a chance to recover! Kassidy pressures forward and digs hooks and jabs into the body of Andrea, boxing style punches from Kassidy who clearly has been training with her husband, Mr. DEDEDE in preparation for this match! Nasty hooks to the organs and rib cage of Andrea, now the challenger takes Valentine’s wrist and attempts to throw her with an Irish-whip-

Flannery McCoy: The champion turns it around and now whips Kassidy across the ring, following her into the corner. Kassidy uses her momentum to leapfrog backwards over Andrea, who charges into the turnbuckles! Andrea turns around and Kassidy bullrushes her, but Valentine uses a crafty drop-toe-hold that plants Kassidy’s face onto the middle turnbuckle! Kassidy is still stunned in the corner- Andrea runs across the ring, SHE’S GOING FOR A METEORA IN THE TURNBUCKLES!

Jake Mercer: Kassidy moves out of the way in time, but Andrea stops herself before her knees slam into that turnbuckle, now Kassidy takes her back! She has her in German suplex position, Andrea breaks her grip and reverse position! She has back control- BAM! A back elbow to the teeth from Kassidy! Kassidy stuns the champion after a great sequence again, now Kassidy quickly comes off the ropes- NO!

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA FOLLOWS HER AND BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES! KASSIDY TRIES TO INTERCEPT HER, BUT ANDREA TILT-A-WHIRLS AROUND THE SHOULDER OF KASSIDY HEART AND THROWS HER ACROSS THE RING WITH A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! WOW!!

EAW: The fans cheer loudly as Andrea rises to her feet and looks down at Kassidy, whose smile is gone as a look of contempt comes over her face. 

Flannery McCoy: These two women are so evenly matched! Everytime it looks like one has the lead, the other makes up the time and catches up! We’ve already seen some incredible chain wrestling from these two, but Kassidy doesn’t look like she wants to chain wrestle right now! She looks like she wants to brawl!

Jake Mercer: Are you kidding me? If anything, Kassidy’s going to want to prove that she’s both the better technical wrestler and the tougher, nastier, more grizzly, tougher son of a gun! Kassidy won’t let herself be beaten anywhere! 

Stew-O: I think you might be right Jake, Kassidy gets up and engages Andrea again, this time ducking under her arms and taking a side-headlock hold on the champion! Andrea tries to run against the ropes to break the hold- but Kassidy just lets her go and shoves her into the ropes sending Andrea barreling back into the centering and meeting a STIFF dropkick to the face from Kassidy Heart! Kassidy drops Andrea Valentine to the mat with a dropkick and that one might have sent a few pearly whites into the front row!

Flannery McCoy: That really is tremendous athleticism as Kassidy Heart now drops down and clasps both hands around the face of Andrea, driving her knee into the spine of the champion. Andrea tries to fight the hands, but Kassidy is also using her knee to put pressure on the back of Andrea Valentine, wrenching her neck backwards! The fans are clapping and chanting, trying to rally Andrea up! She gets a foot on the mat and tries to stand up!

EAW: The fans continue to chant; “LET’S GO, ANDREA! LET’S GO, ANDREA!” as some chants also begin in favor of Kassidy Heart. 

Flannery McCoy: THEY’RE CLAPPING FOR ANDREA AND SHE SEEMS TO BE UP- Kassidy uses Andrea’s hair to pull her straight back down to the canvas! She drags her back to her knees and once more puts her in a facelock! The crowd didn’t like that, but Kassidy is using this facelock and this knee in the back to wear down Andrea Valentine! We know how grimy and exhausting some of Kassidy’s tactics can be for her opponent, it’s clear that she has no plans on ending this one early. 

Jake Mercer: Look at the champion, fighting up and out of the hold once again and getting to a knee! Now she’s up to her feet and Kassidy gets up with her- Kassidy grabs the hair again…BOOM! A nasty headbutt from Andrea Valentine stuns Kassidy Heart as takes a knee and grabs her jaw! Kassidy Heart pops back up immediately and throws a stinging head kick at Andrea- but the champion ducks under it, NOW BOUNDING OFF THE ROPES WITH A HANDSPRING AND DROPPING KASSIDY HEART WITH A BACK ELBOW!

EAW: The stadium lights up with cheers as the fans get to their feet in excitement. 

Stew-O: Andrea Valentine with a big move as she handsprings into that thudding back elbow! It took the challenger clean off her feet and now Andrea Valentine slouches Kassidy into the corner! Andrea tries to Irish-whip Heart, but then she turns it around and now tries to throw Andrea across the ring! Andrea uses her momentum to grab Kassidy in a side headlock and run her into a bulldog drop! A running bulldog from Andrea Valentine plants the challenger face first on the canvas!

EAW: Chants for Andrea Valentine continue as she gets to her feet and acknowledges the crowd. She raises them to their feet and prepares them for what’s next…

Flannery McCoy: Uh-oh! KASSIDY IS STARTING TO GET BACK UP, BUT ANDREA IS STALKING HER PREY! THE CROWD IS ELECTRIC AS ANDREA IS STARTING TO KICK THIS MATCH INTO NEXT GEAR! SHE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND LUNGES TOWARDS KASSIDY HEART! RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER FROM ANDREA VALENTINE-

Jake Mercer: NOT YET! KASSIDY CATCHES HER IN MIDAIR AND KEEPS HER SUSPENDED IN A SUPLEX POSITION! THE STRENGTH OF KASSIDY HEART IS RIDICULOUS AS SHE JUST HOLDS THE CHAMPION STRAIGHT IN THE AIR! KASSIDY HEART- LOOK AT HER! KASSIDY SQUATTING DOWN AND THEN LIFTING ANDREA UP, SHE’S A SHOWWOMAN! NOW SHE FINALLY SLAMS ANDREA DOWN WITH A SUPLEX AND IT RATTLES THE RING!

Stew-O: That felt more like it shook the stadium! The tens of thousands of fans in attendance felt that slam and now Kassidy is lifting her up again! She’s got the champion German suplex position and she HURLS Andrea into the canvas with a powerful German suplex! But she held on- SHE HELD ON, AND NOW SHE’S ROLLING THROUGH FOR ANOTHER ONE! KASSIDY PERHAPS FOR ONE MORE GERMAN! NO! ANDREA FIRES A BACK ELBOW AND IT-

Flannery McCoy: KASSIDY SCOUTED IT! SHE DUCKED UNDER IT AND IMMEDIATELY SHOOTS HER HANDS UNDER THE ARMS OF ANDREA! FULL NELSON HOLD AND A LIGHTNING FAST DRAGON SUPLEX FROM KASSIDY! SHE’S BRIDGING INTO THE PIN OFF THIS BIG DRAGON SUPLEX, KASSIDY HEART FOR THE WIN AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP!…

Referee: ON-

Stew-O: Andrea immediately powers out! She barely even let the referee get down for the count!

EAW: The crowd cheers loudly as they try to power Andrea on, more fans begin to cheer for Kassidy Heart as she gets back to her feet and doesn’t even acknowledge them. She’s got a laser-eye focus on the champion right now. 

Flannery McCoy: That one sequence isn’t enough to win her the title, but we know this is her style! It’s a slow burn of pain, technical excellence, and psychological defeat for her opponent. Andrea is already getting back to her feet, but Kassidy is standing over her and now grabs the champion by the hair! Kassidy tries to ram her knee into the face of Andrea- but it’s caught! Andrea catches her knee and now gets to her feet! ANDREA LIFTS KASSIDY UP ONTO HER SHOULDER AND INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY HOLD! 

Stew-O: NO! Kassidy Heart manages to swing her body up and get herself into an electric chair hold position! She’s on the champion’s shoulders and- LOOK AT KASSIDY! I THINK SHE’S TRYING TO GET A TRIANGLE CHOKE WITH HER LEGS! SHE’S WRAPPED HER LEG AROUND THE THROAT OF ANDREA AND IS TRYING TO CONSTRICT HER BLOOD FLOW! KASSIDY HEART WITH A MOUNTED TRIANGLE CHOKE WITH HER LEGS! ANDREA’S FACE IS TURNING DARK RED!

Jake Mercer: ANDREA IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW, KASSIDY IS TRYING TO CONSTRICT THE LIFE FROM HER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S TITLE REIGN- BUT SHE’S FAR FROM DONE YET! ANDREA THROWS HERSELF BACKWARDS AND SLAM’S KASSIDY’S NECK AND HEAD INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! THE BACK OF KASSIDY’S NECK SNAPPED OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS SHE FALLS INTO THE CORNER AND NOW ANDREA SCRAPES HERSELF UP, STORMING TO THE OTHER SIDE AND THEN BACK TOWARDS KASSIDY HEART WITH A RUNNNINGGGG METEORRRAAAA!!!! THE DOUBLE KNEES TO THE SKULL!!!

Flannery McCoy: THIS STADIUM JUST EXPLODED AS ANDREA CHARGED KASSIDY LIKE A BULL OUT OF HELL! THAT ISN’T THE SAYING, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!! Andrea absolutely clobbered Kassidy with the double knees and now she’s still reeling herself, trying to catch her breath from that triangle choke Kassidy had locked in! Andrea knows that she has to capitalize off this momentum she’s building! Kassidy lunges at her with a boot, but Andrea sidesteps it! NOW LANDING THE SPINNING BACKFIST TO THE TEETH OF KASSIDY HEART! 

Stew-O: SHE AVOIDED THE ATTACK FROM THE CHALLENGER AND LANDED THAT STIFF SPINNING BACKFIST! KASSIDY HEART STUMBLING AROUND, BARELY ABLE TO STAY ON HER FEET! ANDREA VALENTINE NOW FEELING THE MOMENT, THIS CAPACITY CROWD SENDING ALL THE ELECTRICITY HER WAY! SHE HOPS ON THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR WITH A FLYINGGG CROSSBODY!!

Jake Mercer: “THE SHINING!” KASSIDY JUMPED AT ANDREA AND CAUGHT HER IN MIDAIR AIR WITH HER CLASSIC TRIANGLE CHOKE HOLD!!!! SHE’S GOT THIS CHOKE LOCKED IN DEEP AND ANDREA IS DESPERATELY FIGHTING HER WAY OUT OF IT! HEREEE’SSSSSSS KASSSIIDDDYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! 

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA IS DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN, BUT KASSIDY HAS THIS MOVE PERFECTED, THIS TECHNIQUE IS SO DEADLY! OH MY- LOOK AT ANDREA! WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT KASSIDY’S STRENGTH AND POWER, ANDREA IS TRYING TO DEADLIFT KASSIDY OFF THE CANVAS! SHE’S UP TO HER KNEES….NOW A FOOT IS PLANTED….SHE’S UP TO HER FEET! SHE’S STANDING AND NOW LIFTING KASSIDY OFF THE CANVAS WITH HER!

EAW: The crowd woos as Andrea stands and carries both her and Kassidy’s weight with essentially one arm. 

Jake Mercer: ANDREA HAS KASSIDY UP IN THE AIR, LOOK AT THE CHALLENGER, SHE’S DIGGING HER FINGERS IN THE EYES OF ANDREA AND RAKING AT HER FACE WHILE TRYING TO KEEP THIS TRIANGLE CHOKE IN! NOW ANDREA HOISTS HER UP ABOVE HER HEAD AND SLAMS HER DOWN- BANGGGGG!!! KASSIDY HEART HITS THE CANVAS HARD…HOW?!? KASSIDY HEART KEEPS THE LEGS LOCKED AROUND THE NECK OF ANDREA AND SHE KEEPS “THE SHINING” ALIVE AND AS DEADLY AS EVER! WHAT RESOLVE FROM KASSIDY HEART TO KEEP THE SUBMISSION IN!

Stew-O: Andrea also just used so much energy to get Kassidy up and put her down! She muscled her up and tried to level the playing field, but Kassidy won’t let up and Andrea is nearing unconsciousness! HER FACE IS FADING AND HER MOVEMENTS ARE STARTING TO SLOW! SHE’S REACHING HER FOOT OUT FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE, SHE’S SO CLOSE, BUT JUST INCHES AWAY! REACHING HER FOOT OUT FOR THE ROPE AS WHAT FEELS LIKE THE WORLD iS CHEERING HER ON!

Flannery McCoy: SHE DOES IT! HER FOOT JUST BARELY CRADLES THE BOTTOM ROPE AS KASSIDY HEART KEEPS THIS SUBMISSION IN AND NOW STARTS DRIVING ELBOWS INTO THE DEFENSELESS SKULL OF ANDREA AS THE REFEREE TRIES TO PULL HER OFF!

EAW: The crowd loudly cheers for Andrea and explodes with euphoria as she gets to safety, but then boos Kassidy Heart who is pulled away by the referee and proceeds to shove him off her.

Flannery McCoy: Whether you love her or hate her, Kassidy will never feel as if moral turpitude stands in her way. She’ll go to any length to win this match and leave Vegas with another notch on her belt. One more title to add to her shelf of accolades!

Jake Mercer: Moral what? :comeagain:

Flannery McCoy: What I’m trying to stress is that you can see in her eyes that she’ll cross any line, destroy any moral rule, burn any principle of honor she has to in order to beat Andrea Valentine tonight. The champion is still trying to pick herself up as she just barely starts to come to, Kassidy walks towards Andrea. The champion puts her fists to the canvas and lifts herself back up, she looks like she might pass out and her face is blood red, but she still nears Kassidy Heart as the two go eye to eye!

Stew-O: Andrea approaches Kassidy who is still as a statue and staring her down like death itself! KASSIDY FIRES THE FIRST PUNCH AND IT ROCKS ANDREA! THAT ONE SENT HER STUMBLING….BANG! ANDREA FIRES BACK! ANDREA BLASTS KASSIDY WITH A FOREARM AND KASSIDY JUST SMILES! SHE EATS IT AS SHE SPITS OUT BLOOD! SHE LAUGHS AT ANDREA, WHO THROWS ANOTHER FOREARM AT KASSIDY HEART! KASSIDY DUCKS UNDER IT AND TAKES ANDREA’S BACK! SHE LIFTS HER FOR A SUPLEX- BUT ANDREA WITH A BACK ELBOW, SHE STINGS KASSIDY HEART AND GOES FOR A BIG LARIAT!

Jake Mercer: NOW IT’S THE CHALLENGER WHO AVOIDS IT AGAIN, KASSIDY ANKLE PICKS ANDREA AND DROPS HER TO THE CANVAS- KASSIDY DROPS TO THE MAT WITH A PUNCH THAT DRILLS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE FACE OF ANDREA! SHE JUST RAMMED HER FIST THROUGH THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION AND THAT ONE SPLIT ANDREA WIDE OPEN! A BIG GASH ABOVE HER EYEBROW AND ANDREA IS LYING STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!

Flannery McCoy: NOW KASSIDY POPS RIGHT BACK UP AND DRILLS DOWN WITH ANOTHER VICIOUS PUNCH, BUT THIS ONE TO THE HEART!! OUCHHH KASSIDY WITH THE “HEART STOPPER” TO THE CHAMPION AND SHE GRABS HER CHEST, BARELY ABLE TO BREATH OR MOVE! SHE MAULS ANDREA WITH THOSE TWO DIVING PUNCHES AND NOW KASSIDY DROPS TO A KNEE, WINCING IN PAIN AND SO DRAINED OF ENERGY, BUT SHE’S LOOKING TO PUT AN EXCLAMATION  POINT ON WHAT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE EFFORT FROM BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS! SHE LOOKS AT THE TOP ROPE!!!

Stew-O: KASSIDY HEART CLIMBS UP THE TURNBUCKLES! SHE GETS TO THE TOP AND PERCHES HERSELF UP THERE! THE CHALLENGER IS LOOKING TO FLY! KASSIDY HEART STANDS ATOP THE ROPES AND ANDREA- WHAT IN GOD’S NAME?!? HOW IS SHE STANDING BACK UP?! SHE JUST TOOK TWO HELLACIOUS SHOTS, BUT SHE’S UP AND SHE POPS HERSELF UP TO THE TOP LIKE A CAT AND GRABS A HOLD OF KASSIDY, OH NO!!!!

Jake Mercer: ANDREA USES THE ROPE TO JUMP INTO THE AIR AND LAUNCH KASSIDY HEART OFF THE TOP ROPEEEEE WITH A HEADSCISSORS THROWWWWW!!!! THEY BOTH TOPPLE TO THE CANVAS AS KASSIDY GOT THROWN WITH FORCE FROM THE HURRICANRANA BY ANDREA VALENTINE! ANDREA NOW GRABS THE ARM OF KASSIDY LIKE A WOMAN POSSESSED AND STOMPS IT UNDER HER FEET! A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP FROM ANDREA TO THE ARM OF KASSIDY AS SHE CRIES OUT IN PAIN!

Stew-O: ANDREA VALENTINE SHOWING HER CUTTHROAT ABILITY NOW AS SHE LIFTS THE ARM UP AGAIN AND- SHE DROPS DOWN INTO AN ARMBAR AND THIS TIME IT’S IN DEEP! THIS ARMBAR IS IN FULL EFFECT! ANDREA IS TRYING TO SNAP KASSIDY’S ARM  AND SHE’S WRENCHING BACK ON IT! THAT ELBOW IS GOING TO BREAK IN A MATTER OF SECONDS OF KASSIDY DOESN’T DO SOMETHING! 

Flannery McCoy: KASSIDY IS TRYING TO REACH A LEG OUT FOR THE ROPE, BUT ANDREA ROTATES HER AROUND AND SHE CAN’T GET IT! SHE CAN’T GET THE ROPE WITH HER LEG! KASSIDY CAN’T REACH IT!!

EAW: The crowd erupts and then gasps-

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA TRIES TO CHANGE ANGLES AGAIN- THIS ALLOWS KASSIDY TO THROW HER OTHER ARM OUT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE AND SHE GRABS IT! KASSIDY GRABS THE ROPE AFTER ANDREA TRIED DEEPEN THE ARMBAR AND SHE’S FORCED TO RELEASE THE HOLD!!

Stew-O: Kassidy Heart’s right arm is absolutely ripped up right now and Andrea was trying to rip it straight from her body with that armbar. The referee forced a break and Andrea rolls back to the middle of the ring, exhausted as Kassidy Heart grabs her arm and lays face first on the canvas. Wow. You know, I’m just now realizing, these women have laid their hearts and souls on this canvas tonight and not once have they left the ring. Since entering this match, both women have stood their ground and not let themselves leave the four sides of the ring. Both of these have absolutely zero quit in them. Wow.

Jake Mercer: The fans are on their feet and cheering for both women right now, but it’s Andrea who makes her way up first. Teetering on wobbly legs, she drops to a knee, but then stands up as an impassioned look comes on her face, she’s feeling this energy! Andrea is up and she looks down at Kassidy Heart this time! The champion is the one standing tall this time as Kassidy Heart is the one forced to now lift her battered body off the canvas! The challenger winces as she grabs her arm and leans against the ropes! They’re both so badly hurt, so exhausted and so beaten, but Kassidy Heart and Andrea Valentine come face to face one more time as they stare each other down!

Flannery McCoy: Andrea Valentine is fired up and both women start throwing vicious elbows and punches at the other! KASSIDY DROPS DOWN WITH AN ELBOW TO THE MIDSECTION OF ANDREA! SHE DOUBLES OVER IN PAIN AS KASSIDY USES A SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN TO GET ANDREA DOWN, BUT ANDREA GRABS THE ARM OF KASSIDY AND THROWS IT DOWN TO THE CANVAS! KASSIDY SCREAMS OUT IN PAIN AS SHE CLUTCHES AT HER ARM! ANDREA GETS TO HER FEET AND LIKE A LIGHTNING BOLT SHE CHARGES AT KASSIDY HEART! SHE SPIKES HER HEAD OFF THE MAT WITH A “VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE!” 

EAW: Crowd explodes as Andrea slams Kassidy’s head into the ground with “Valentine’s Day Massacre” and begins to take over the match. She gets back up and signals for the fans to stay up, she’s planning something big!

Stew-O: THIS ENTIRE STADIUM IS BOOMING AS ANDREA VALENTINE CORRALS EVERYONE TO MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS POSSIBLE! EVERY FAN IS CHEERING AS ANDREA…WAIT, SHE ISOLATES THE ARM OF KASSIDY HEART AND NOW LOOKS AT THE ROPE….ANDREA GETS ONTO THE APRON AND MOTIONS FOR THE CROWD TO MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS POSSIBLE!!!! ANDREA VALENTINE FLIES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH KNEES, THIS IS THE “KING’S REQUIEMMMMM” OH MY GOD-

Jake Mercer: NO! SHE TRIED TO USE KASSIDY’S OWN MOVE AGAINSTT HER, LOOKING TO TAKE HEART’S ARM OUT FOR GOOD, BUT KASSIDY HEART ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY! ANDREA MANAGES TO ROLL THROUGH AT THE LAST SECOND-

EAW: The air leaves the lungs of the crowd-

Jake Mercer: “GO TO GAWDDDDDDD”!!!!! VICIOUS SPEAR FROM KASSIDY HEART AS SHE CUTS THE CHAMPION HALF!! 

Stew-O: THIS PLACE JUST CAME UNGLUED AS KASSIDY HEART SLICES ANDREA IN TWO, SHE WENT TO THE WELL ONE TOO MANY TIMES AND KASSIDY JUST TOOK ADVANTAGE IN A MAJOR WAY! KASSIDY WITH A MASSIVE SPEAR ALA THE GREAT MR. DEDEDE!!! ANDREA ROLLED INTO THE CORNER, BUT KASSIDY PROPS HER UP AGAINST THE BUCKLES, SHE CHARGES ACROSS THE RING AND FLIES IN TOWARDS ANDREA…

Flannery McCoy: “RAPTUREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake Mercer: WAIT- BANG! ANDREA FLIES OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A MASSIVE LARIAT THAT TURNS KASSIDY HEART INSIDE OUT! HOW?!?! FREAKING HOW?!?!

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA VALENTINE WON’T LET HERSELF GO OUT! SHE JUST WON’T STOP FIGHTING AND KASSIDY IS SEEING STARS RIGHT NOW! SHE DOESN’T”T KNOW WHERE SHE IS! ANDREA VALENTINE ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AS SHE BOLTS TOWARDS KASSIDY, OFF THE ROPES AND NOW JUMPING TOWARDS THE CHALLENGER….ANDREA TRIES TO BREAK KASSIDY’S NECK WITH THE “LOVE HAZE”!!!!! “LOVE HAZE” LANDS AS KASSIDY’S BODY TORNADOES TO THE CANVAS AND SHE GOES OUT COLD! THIS IS IT!

Jake Mercer: ANDREA VALENTINE’S “LOVE HAZE” HAS KASSIDY DOWN AND OUT AND THIS MATCH MAY BE OVER! ANDREA DROPS DOWN INTO THE PINFALL, LAYING ON THE BODY OF KASSIDY AND RAISING HER HAND UP FOR VICTORY! 

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

EAW: …

EAW: The crowd erupts-

Flannery McCoy: KICKOUT! KASSIDY HEART POWERS OUT!!!!!!

EAW: Allegiant Stadium lights up with gasps and cheers as Kassidy Heart manages to power out of the attack. Dueling chants begin for both Kassidy and Andrea, this crowd seemingly split in favor now. 

Stew-O: THIS PLACE IS SHAKING AS KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT OF THE “LOVE HAZE” AND IT SOUNDS LIKE BOTH WOMEN ARE GETTING THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE FOR THIS SUPERLATIVE EFFORT! 

Jake Mercer: I absolutely agree and we’re surely watching two of the greatest elitists of all time put it all on the line right now. Now just two of the greatest female elitists, but two of the greatest elitists regardless of gender are giving it everything they have and my God, are we all appreciative of it. No matter who walks out of this match with the title around their waist, both of these are already further etching their name in the history books as two absolute legends of this sport. My word.

Stew-O: You’re absolutely right, I mean the convection and perseverance on both sides is on full display, but only one of them can truly leave this match saying they left Pain For Pride with the Universal Women’s Championship! Andrea Valentine is using the ropes to get back to her feet, Kassidy Heart is crawling to the bottom turnbuckle, doing anything she can to recover from that destructive “Love Haze” she took the brunt of a few minutes ago. But Andrea doesn’t look like she has any interest in giving Kassidy room to rest here, she knows this could be her moment!

Flannery McCoy: Andrea Valentine seats Kassidy Heart on the top turnbuckle, here we go! Kassidy Heart is barely conscious, she’s not even fighting this, Andrea Valentine steps up to the second turnbuckle and- 

EAW: THUD!

Flannery McCoy: GOOD GOD, KASSIDY JUST PUNCHED HER IN THE THROAT AND IT HAD A NASTY SOUND ON THE END OF IT! JESUS CHRIST! ANDREA’S FACE FALLS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS SHE STILL STANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE, SHE CAN’T BREATHE! NOW KASSIDY HEART QUICKLY FLIPS OVER ANDREA WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB THAT SNAPS THE CHAMPION’S HEAD OFF THE MAT! OH MY GOD! NOW IT’S KASSIDY WHO TURNS AROUND AN CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP ROPE! 

Jake Mercer: ANDREA IS REALLY DOWN NOW, THAT POWERBOMB WAS DEVASTATING AND KASSIDY IS RALLYING RIGHT NOW! SHE PUTS BOTH FEET ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WHILE CLUTCHING AT THAT WEAK ARM…SHE STANDS UP TALL AND LOOKS AT THE VERY TOP OF THE STADIUM…SHE CLOSES HER EYES AND SOARS THROUGH THE AIR!!!! “MAXX SOLARIS 2”!!!!!! SHE CRUSHES ANDREA VALENTINE’S BODY WITH THAT SHOOTING STAR PRESS, OH MY GOD, WHAT A COMBINATION! 

Stew-O: KASSIDY WEAKLY HOOKS A LEG OF ANDREA VALENTINE, WHO IS MOTIONLESS AND EYES CLOSED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! 

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA VALENTINE POWERS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND-

EAW: The crowd roars once more…

Stew-O: KASSIDY HEART RIPS THE WRIST OF ANDREA DOWN AND TIES HER UP IN “GAWD’S GIFT”!!!! THIS IS IT, THIS IS HER MOVE! KASSIDY NOW WITH THE HORRIFIC ARMBAR IN, HER OWN ARM IS SHOT AND SHE’S SCREAMING IN PAIN AS SHE HEAVES ANDREA’S ARM BACK AND TRIES TO SNAP IT!!! OH MY GOD, THE ROOF IS COMING OFF THIS PLACE RIGHT NOW, KASSIDY HEART HAS THE CHAMPION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND SHE’S GOT HER ACE OF A MOVE LOCKED IN TIGHT!!! THIS IS IT!!!

Jake Mercer: OH MY GOD, KASSIDY HEART HERSELF IS IN SO MUCH PAIN, SHE’S AUDIBLY SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS AS HER OWN BAD ARM IS STARTING TO GIVE WAY! SHE CAN BARELY USE IT! SHE CRANES HER NECK AND BITES THE FINGERS OF ANDREA, DOING ANYTHING SHE CAN TO KEEP THIS LOCK IN! ANDREA VALENTINE IS YELLING OUT IN HORRIFIC PAIN, SHE WON’T TAP, BUT THE REFEREE MIGHT STOP THIS! HE MIGHT STOP THIS! ANDREA IS BLOODIED AND BRUISED, HER ARM IS ON THE VERGE OF SNAPPING AND KASSIDY YANKS IT BACK ONE MORE TIME-

Flannery McCoy: BOTH WOMEN  IN SO MUCH PAIN, NEITHER ONE WILL GIVE IT UP!!! ANDREA WON’T TAP, BUT KASSIDY HEART WON’T LET THIS GO! SHE WON’T STOP…BUT SHE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE- OH MY GOD! IT HAPPENED-

EAW: The crowd explodes with gasps and shout so loud they nearly disrupt EAW’s streaming audio…

Stew-O: KASSIDY HEART WAS FORCED TO RELEASE THE HOLD TEMPORARILY AND ANDREA JUST SLIPPED OUT OF IT! SHE SLIPPED OUT! KASSIDY HEART TRIED TO ADJUST AND SAVE HER OWN ARM, BUT ANDREA VALENTINE USED THAT ONE SPLIT SECOND OF TRANSITION TO ESCAPE AND NOW SHE ROLLS TO THE ROPES AND GRABS HER ELBOW IN SO MUCH PAIN AND RELIEF!!! BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN AND IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN!!!

Flannery McCoy: Oh my god, this kind of vulnerability on both women’s faces is incredible. They are in the midst of a match that will no doubt change them as competitors and people, look at Kassidy Heart, this is a woman who adores confrontation and bloody encounters, but she is feeling a different element of pain right now. And even through all that, neither one of these women will say die. Kassidy crawling up the ropes with her one good arm and Andrea uses the corner to give her some aid in somehow standing back up on two legs.

Stew-O: KASSIDY TROTS ALONE THE ROPES AND SLUGS ANDREA IN THE FACE WITH A NASTY LEFT HAND! KEEPING HER RIGHT HAND CLOSE TO HER CHEST AS SHE CAN BARELY USE IT! ANDREA DRIVES A FOREARM INTO THE JAW OF KASSIDY AND SHE STUMBLES BACK! SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER ONE, BUT KASSIDY AVOIDS IT AND SLICES THROUGH ANDREA’S CALF WITH A NASTY KICK! A CALF KICK AND NOW A LEFT HAND TO THE BODY, AND ONE TO THE HEAD! KASSIDY FINDING HER SECOND WIND RIGHT NOW, OH MY GOD!!!

Jake Mercer: KASSIDY GOING OFF, NOW EVEN USING THE RIGHT HAND! SHE CRIES OUT IN PAIN, BUT QUICKLY A LOOK OF ANGER AND RAGE CROSSES HER FACE AS SHE RELEASES ANYTHING SHE HAS LEFT ON ANDREA! SHE’S BEATING UP THE BODY AND THEN GOING TO THE HEAD, ANY BOXER WOULD BE PROUD! KASSIDY NOW THROWS ANDREA INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SHE GRABS HER ARM IN PAIN AND ANDREA SEES IT- ANDREA VALENTINE PUTS HER LAST BULLET IN THE CHAMBER!!!!-

Flannery McCoy: SHE THROWS HERSELF INTO THE CORNER AND KASSIDY SIDESTEPS HER! SHE RAMS HER SHOULDER INTO THE RINGPOST!!! HER SHOULDER MADE A THUNDEROUS THUD OFF THAT RING POST AND SHE FALLS AGAINST THE TOP TURNBUCKLE IN A HEAP- KASSIDY HEART SLAMS A CLUBBING BLOW TO THE BACK OF ANDREA’S HEAD AND THEN USES ALL HER MIGHT TO THROW HER TO THE GROUND WITH A STRAIGHT JACKET SUPLEX AS SHE COMPLETES THE “CHANEL N°5” COMBINATION! KASSIDY HEART NOW ON POSSIBLY HER LAST STAND, THIS IS HER MOMENT OF OPPORTUNITY! KASSIDY HEART FOR THE WORLD, FOR THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S TITLE, FOR EVERYTHING!

Jake Mercer: Andrea Valentine has rolled herself out to the apron, but Kassidy knows this is where she’ll finally draw an eclipse on Andrea’s title reign! Kassidy follows her out there and tries to throw her back in the ring, Andrea’s body is still and dead weight! Kassidy, still standing on the apron, lifts Andrea onto her shoulder with essentially one arm and attempts to dump her back into the ring- ANDREA STARTING TO COME TO, OH MY GOD! SHE DRIVES A SHARP ELBOW INTO KASSIDY’S TEMPLE AS KASSIDY DUMPS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE-

Stew-O: ANDREA HELD ONTO KASSIDY’S BAD ARM AND SHE SNAPPED IT OFF THE TOP ROPE AS KASSIDY DUMPED HER IN THE RING! KASSIDY CRIES OUT IN GRUESOME PAIN AS NEARLY BUCKLES FROM THE EXHAUSTION AND DAMAGE DONE TO HER BODY! BUT SHE’S NOT SAFE, ANDREA VALENTINE COMES BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES AND FULL SPEED AHEAD TOWARDS KASSIDY HEARTTTTTTT!!!!

Flannery McCoy: NO! KASSIDY DROVE A KNEE INTO THE ONCOMING CHAMPION AS ANDREA VALENTINE WOBBLES BACK INTO THE RING AND KASSIDY GETS BACK IN! SHE LAUNCHES ONE OF THOSE CLUBBING AXEHANDLE BLOWS AT ANDREA VALENTINE AGAIN- BUT SHE EVADES THIS ONE AND NOW TAKES THE BACK OF KASSIDY! KASSIDY THROWS A BACKFIST AT ANDREA, BUT THE CHAMPION AVOIDS IT AGAIN AND GRABS THE WRISTS OF KASSIDY! ANDREA DROPS DOWN WITH AN INVERTED FACEBREAKER STOMP AS SHE DRAGGED KASSIDY’S FACE INTO HER BOOT!! THE “XOXO” LANDS CLEAN FOR ANDREA WHO HAS KASSIDY ON THE ROPES, THIS IS IT, THIS IS IT RIGHT HERE!!!

Stew-O: KASSIDY FALLS AGAINST THE ROPES, STUMBLING TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AS SHE THEN FALLS INTO THE ARMS OF ANDREA VALENTINE! GOOD GOD, THIS IS AN ALMOST POETIC END! IT’S ANDREA WHO WILL PUT KASSIDY OUT OF HER MISERY RIGHT NOW! ANDREA TURNS KASSIDY HEART AROUND AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR- SHE THROWS THE CHALLENGER BACKWARDS ONTO HER SKULL WITH AN “ATOMIC BLONDE” AS KASSIDY’S BODY RATTLES THE CANVAS AND ANDREA HOOKS BOTH LEGS! ANDREA VALENTINE FOR THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S TITLE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!

EAW: The crowd goes absolutely crazy as the referee drops down for the count. 

Referee: ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

EAW: For a split second, the entirety of Allegiant Stadium holds their breath- 

EAW: The crowd explodes and absolutely loses it- 

Flannery McCoy: SHE KICKED OUT. 

Jake Mercer: HOW!??! HOW IN THE WORLD IS KASSIDY HEART STILL IN THIS MATCH, HOW IN GOD’S GOOD NAME IS KASSIDY HEART EVEN STILL CONSCIOUS!?! SHE JUST HAD HER NECK AND SKULL SLAMMED INTO THE CANVAS AFTER A HELLISH MATCH AND SHE IS STILL IN THIS MATCH! OH MY GOD!!!

EAW: The camera zooms in on Andrea Valentine, whose face sinks into her skull and utterly drops as she runs her hands through her hair and falls back to the mat. She wipes the blood out of her eyes and stares up at the lights as Kassidy Heart’s body remains still next to her. The shot then zooms out to show these two women laying in the center of the ring as this capacity crowd around them applauds them endlessly. 

Flannery McCoy: You can’t stress enough in words the heart that both of these women have. What we’re seeing right now is the heart and soul behind the promos, the bad blood, the reputations of both women, we’re seeing between all those lines right now and getting to see just how bright of a gem both of these women truly are. The incredible fighting spirit and unbreakable heart of both the champion and the challenger. 

Stew-O: Absolutely. These two are so evenly matched and it’s a rare sight to see them both so broken, surrounded by turmoil, and unable to just write their final words and close out this chapter. This is history, this is just greatness on both sides. These two are above the rest and no matter anything else, that’s something they’ve both already established. What a contest. 

Jake Mercer: Andrea Valentine gets back up and leans against the turnbuckles, whispering something to herself as she closes her eyes and leans her head back. Andrea opens her eyes and looks straight at Kassidy, who is just now getting to her knees.

Andrea Valentine: This really was all worth fighting for…

Jake Mercer: ANDREA VALENTINE WIPES THE SWEAT AND BLOOD AWAY FROM HER EYES AS SHE POINTS AT KASSIDY HEART! ANDREA VALENTINE IS PULLING THE CURTAIN ON THIS EPIC SHOW WITH AN INCREDIBLE CENTIMENT! THIS IS JUST BREATHTAKING AS  KASSIDY HEART TURNS AROUND AND ANDREA STORMS FORWARD FOR THE “LOVE HAZEEEEEEEEE”!!!!

Stew-O: IT’S OVEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: NO- NO IT’S NOT! KASSIDY DROPPED HER BODY AT THE LAST SECOND WITH A DROP TOE HOLD, SUCH A SIMPLE MANEUVER AND IT STOPPED ANDREA DEAD IN HER TRACKS! NOW KASSIDY HAS- NO…OH MY GOD, KASSIDY TAKES THE BACK OF ANDREA VALENTINE AND WRAPS THE CHAMPION’S ARMS UP WITH HER LEGS! THE DOUBLE ARM LEG SCISSORS ARE LOCKED IN AND KASSIDY HAS FINALLY GOT ANDREA TRAPPED WITH THE “KASSIBLE LECTER”!!!

Stew-O: HOW DID SHE DO IT?!? KASSIDY JUST TURNED EVERYTHING AROUND AND ANDREA IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! SHE’S LEANED ON HER SIDE AND HER ARMS ARE BEING RIPPED AWAY FROM HER CHEST BEHIND HER, KASSIDY DOESN’T NEED HER ARM FOR THIS ONE! WHAT BRILLIANCE FROM THE CHALLENGER, AND SOON TO BE CHAMPION BECAUSE SHE MAY HAVE JUST PUNCHED HER TICKET! 

Jake Mercer: ANDREA DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO INCH TOWARDS THE ROPE AND SHE’S SLOWLY BUT SURELY GETTING THERE, NO, KASSIDY WON’T LET IT HAPPEN! SHE WRAPS HER HANDS AROUND THE THROAT OF ANDREA AND HEADBUTTS HER SO HARD!!! BLOOD SPLATTERS EVERYWHERE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM AS A CUT OPENS ON THE HAIRLINE OF KASSIDY HEART! ANDREA STILL FIGHTING, BUT NOW KASSIDY IS JUST TRYING TO CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF HER AND A LOOK OF FREAKING POSSESSION IS WRITTEN ON THE FACE OF KASSIDY! SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF THE CHAMPION, WHILE SHE RIPS HER ARMS FROM HER BODY! 

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA IS REACHING FOR THE ROPES WITH HER LEGS, FLAILING AND SEARCHING FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE AS KASSIDY HEART TRIES TO FINISH THINGS! HER FACE IS TURNING WHITE AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE’S FADING IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS! THE BLOOD IS SPILLING BETWEEN BOTH OF THEM, THE CROWD IS ROARING AND ANDREA IS ALMOST OUT! KASSIDY HEART PUTS ALL HER WEIGHT INTO THIS CHOKE, EVEN LETTING GO OF THE “KASSIBEL LECTOR” AND JIST TRYING TO MURDER ANDREA VALENTINE-

Jake Mercer: ANDREA TRIES ONE LAST TIME AS HER EYES ClOSE FOR PERHAPS HER FINAL GLIMPSES AS UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION- 

EAW: Andrea’s eyes close as her arms fall limp to the canvas.

Stew-O: OH MY GOD.

EAW: The crowd collectively remains ominously quiet…

EAW: When suddenly…

Flannery McCoy: WAIT- HER FOOT IS ON THE ROPE! HER FOOT IS ON THE ROPE AND THE REFEREE CAUGHT IT RIGHT BEFORE HE WAIVED IT OFF! HER FOOT IS ON THE ROPES AND SHE’S STILL IN THIS, HER TITLE REIGN SURVIVES, BUT DID SHE?!?

Jake Mercer: KASSIDY HEART THROWS HER FOOT OFF THE ROPE IN A FIT OF PURE FRUSTRATION AND ANGER! SHE DRAGS ANDREA’S BODY TO THE VERY CENTER OF THE RING AND JUST THROWS HER BODY OVER HER, BLOOD NOW SMEARED ALL OVER BOTH THEIR FACES, BUT WE CAN SEE ENOUGH TO SEE THE GLIMMER OF HOPE IN KASSIDY’S FACE! THE HOPE THAT THIS IS THE END AND THE REFEREE DIVES INTO THE COUNT!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Stew-O: ANOTHER KICKOUT FROM ANDREA VALENTINE WHO SURVIVED THE ONSLAUGHT AND COMES TO CONSCIOUSNESS IN JUST ENOUGH TIME TO SPARE HER TITLE, OH MY GOD!!!!

EAW: Allegiant stadium applauds both women as Kassidy Heart falls to the canvas due to exhaustion and closes her eyes. She quickly puts her fists to the canvas, picks herself back up to her knees and tries to find her composure. 

Jake Mercer: Kassidy knows she needs a surefire shot between the eyes to end this match now, but she’s got one up her sleeve! Kassidy takes Andrea by the arm and drags her body across the ring, she leaves a red streak behind her as she gets scooped up by the still faintly-strong Kassidy Heart and propped up in the corner. Kassidy now lifts Andrea up with everything she has and positions her on the top rope, oh my god, Kassidy Heart is playing with the rest of her career right now! 

Flannery McCoy: I DON’T THINK SHE’D HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY! NOT HERE! NOT AT PAIN FOR PRIDE, NOT WITH EVERYTHING RIDING ON THIS MATCH! SHE USES THE ENERGY SHE HAS LEFT TO CLIMB THE TURNBUCKLES AND NOW IS STANDING ON THE TOP, ANDREA I STILL SEATED AS KASSIDY TRIES TO STAND HER UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH HER- WAIT-

EAW: SLAM!

Stew-O: ANDREA SLIPPED BETWEEN KASSIDY’S LEG AND DRAGGED HER ARM UNDER HER, THROWING KASSIDY FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP OF THE RING POST AND HER BODY IS JUST STREWN UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! ANDREA VALENTINE SOMEHOW ESCAPES PERIL AND KASSIDY HEART IS ABSOLUTELY GONE! SHE’S KNOCKED OUT COLD AND I CAN SEE BLOOD DRIZZLING FROM HER MOUTH AND FOREHEAD ONTO THE APRON!!!

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA LOOKS LIKE SHE’S SEEING THE FUTURE RIGHT NOW AND THAT THIS MATCH COULD BE OVER IF SHE JUST TAKES ADVANTAGE! SHE NOW CLIMBS UP THE ROPES BEHIND KASSIDY HEART, LABOREDLY GETTING TO THE TOP, BUT NOW SHE’S STANDING BEHIND KASSIDY HEART, WHO SHE DRAGS TO A SEMi-STANDING POSITION- THEY’RE BOTH ON THE TOP!!!! 

Stew-O: ANDREA VALENTINE JUMPS ONTO HER SHOULDERS AND BRINGS KASSIDY HEART ALLLLLL THE WAYYYYY DOWNNNNNNN WITH AN AVALANCE “ATOMIC BLONDE” THAT LEAVES KASSIDY HEART’S BODY MANGLED!!! OH MY GOD, THAT WAS THE SWORD THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CHALLENGER AND SHE ISN’T MOVING A BIT! ANDREA VALENTINE WITH THE DEFINITION OF AN EXCLAMATION POINT ON HER PERFORMANCE TONIGHT!!!

Jake Mercer: WAIT…BUT SHE CAN’T PIN HER, ANDREA CAN’T PIN THE CHALLENGER! THAT FALL TOOK ITS TOLL ON HER TOO AND SHE ISN’T MOVING! THESE WOMEN ARE BOTH ABSOLUTELY DONE AND THE REFEREE CAN SEE THAT, HE’S WAIVING TO THE TIMEKEEPER-

Jake Mercer: NO, IT’S NOT OVER! HE’S GONNA GIVE THEM BOTH A 10 COUNT TO STAND UP! IF ONE OF THEM CAN STAND UP AND THE OTHER CAN’T, THEY WIN THIS MATCH, IF THEY BOTH CAN’T, I THINK ANDREA VALENTINE IS GOING TO RETAIN!!

Referee: ONE!….TWO!…THREE!

Flannery McCoy: ANDREA IS MOVING! SHE’S SLUGGISHLY PICKING HER HEAD UP OFF THE MAT AND LOOKING AROUND! SHE’S SO OUT OF IT AND THIS CROWD IS DOING EVERYTHING IT CAN TO RALLY SOMEONE! I CAN’T TELL WHO, THEY JUST WANT ONE OF THESE WOMEN TO EARN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP! ANDREA STARTS TO TRY TO GET UP!!!

Referee: FOUR!….FIVE!….SIX!….

Stew-O: ANDREA IS TRYING TO GET UP, SHE JUST FELL ON HER FACE AGAIN, BUT SHE’S GRABBED AHOLD OF THE BOTTOM ROPE AND SHE’S TRYING TO USE THEM TO STAND UP! KASSIDY HEART STILL HASN’T MOVED A MUSCLE! 

Jake Mercer: THE TENSION IN THIS BUILDING IS UNMATCHED, THIS CROWD IS EXPLODING AND IN SECONDS- THIS WILL ALL BE OVER!!

Referee: SEVEN!….

Jake Mercer: THE CHAMPION IS UP! ANDREA USES THE ROPES TO STAND UP AND SLOUCH INTO THE CORNER AS KASSIDY JUST BARELY SHOWS A SIGN OF LIFE! SHE REACHES A HAND OUT, BUT IT FALLS TO THE CANVAS! SHE’S TRULY GOING OUT WITH A FIGHT UNTIL THE BITTER, COLD, CRUEL END!!!

Referee: EIGHT!….NINE!….

EAW: Everything seems to stand still for just one brief second-

Flannery McCoy: KASSIDY HEART STANDS UP AND THEN FALLS RIGHT BACK DOWN, BUT SHE STOOD UP! SHE WAS UP! SHE BROKE THE COUNT AND THIS MATCH IS SOMEHOW, STILL GOING! SHE WASN’T GOING TO LET HERSELF GO OUT LIKE THAT! SHE WOULD NEVER LET IT HAPPEN!

EAW: The camera zooms in on Kassidy Heart, who despite incredible punishment, still looks to stand up and face the champion. Andrea Valentine sends her a look of pure respect and admiration as whatever bad blood existed between these two is buried beneath the chaos and rubble of this classic contest. She closes her eyes, looks back at her championship title, then once more at the lumbering and labored Kassidy Heart. 

Jake Mercer: ANDREA VALENTINE MUSTERS ALL HER REMAINING ENERGY TO RUN FORWARD AND LUNGE AT THE CHALLENGER, DROPPING KASSIDY HEART WITH ONE MORE “LOVE HAZE” AND CRADLING HER BODY AS THEY BOTH FALL, SHE WON’T LET KASSIDY ESCAPE THIS ONE! THE CHALLENGER HAS GONE OUT AND ANDREA VALENTINE HOOKS A LEG, RAISING THE HAND IN THE AIR FOR VICTORY AS SHE CLOSES HER EYES AND LOOKS TO THE SKY! NOTHING LEFT FOR HER, THIS IS EVERYTHING FOR HER!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

EAW: DING! DING! DING!

Flannery McCoy: And finally, the curtain is pulled. 

Stephie Love: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, HERE IS YOUR WINNER….ANDDDDD STILLLLLLLL YOUR EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN, ANDREAAAAAAA VALENTINNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

EAW: The crowd applauds so loudly the commentary team is barely even heard, these fans aren’t just present in support of Andrea Valentine, but appreciative of the match they’ve just seen. This one will live in the history books with a life of its own.

Flannery McCoy: That was unbelievable. I’m almost at a loss for words because that was just incredible. I mean, these two women just went out there in the Pain For Pride main event and delivered possibly one of the greatest matches we’ve ever seen at this event. They just elevated the prestige and reputation of that Universal Women’s Championship, and further solidified its status amongst only the very top of EAW championships. There is no greater level of competition than between these two competitors. For this title. At this event. 

Stew-O: You said it, Flan, this was a masterpiece from both women. All the praise in the world should be given to Andrea Valentine for pulling out a masterful win here tonight, but the thoughts on my brain are the ones that tell me just how tremendous both of these elitists are. Kassidy Heart is truly irreplaceable and no matter what anybody thinks about her tactics, her personality, her presence, whatever it may be, she lives up to her namesake and shows only the absolute heart of a lion every time she steps in that ring. She may not have been on the winning side of things tonight, but this is still a magnum opus of sorts for her. This is another etch into the books of Kassidy Heart’s classic performances. 

Jake Mercer: Agreed and not enough can be said about Andrea Valentine’s toughness, perseverance, skill, and depth as a competitor and warrior. She just brought everything she had and didn’t stop until it was enough. She was a woman on a mission tonight and that title will go back home with her for her efforts. She also only adds to her reputation of being one of the most consistently great and improving competitors in EAW. She only stays at the very top of her game and this game, tonight, we saw why. She is the undisputed Universal Women’s Champion.

EAW: Andrea Valentine rolls out of the ring as the crowd cheers at the sight of EAW Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE walks out from the stage and comes to assist Kassidy Heart, who refuses medical treatment and only walks with her husband. Mr. DEDEDE pushes aside the camera and cradles his wife in his arms as helps her up the stage.

EAW: Andrea Valentine remains in the ring and she’s handed her title as she drops to a knee and tries to gather herself. She manages to stand, wincing and groaning, but slowly getting ehr title above her head and is surrounded by pyrotechnics and lighting everywhere. It begins to lightly rain as Andrea looks up to the sky and raises her title high. Fireworks continue to go off and the champion remains the queen of the jungle. 

EAW: She brings the title down and rolls out of the ring, high-fiving fans and limping her way up the stage as one final pan shot of Allegiant Stadium is shown.Once Andrea reaches the stage, she blows a kiss to the crowd and bows, she proceeds to walk backstage and the screen fades black. 

EAW: EAW logo buzzes.

Mr. DEDEDE: Anddd that’s a rap. 

Written by John Helms

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