(It’s a cold and slightly windy day in Helsinki as what’s left of the sun is slowly fading away. Nearly all the Voltage Elitists have made it to the building… all except for one.)
(The former PURE Champion, Ms. Extreme, had been forced to spend a few extra days in Manchester after the completion of last week’s Voltage due to doctors wanting to monitor her for various things. Coming off a hellacious Extreme Elimination Chamber match that ended with her ankle fucked and her head caved in, Ms. Extreme had been deemed medically unfit to wrestle for the remainder of the year. Naturally this had infuriated ‘The Red Queen’ because she had wanted to compete in Dubai, not to mention the new year was set to get underway and Ms. Extreme had big plans for herself.)
(Fast forward to last week’s episode of Voltage. Ms. Extreme had been given medical clearance to go ahead and compete in the King of Elite tournament match she had been scheduled in. Her opponent had been none other than Dr. Bethany Blue, the reigning and defending Interwire Champion, and it was a match Ms. Extreme was ready to win. Last season, she had come extremely close to becoming the first woman to appear in the King of Elite finals, but things hadn’t worked in her favor when it came to that. One of her goals for 2020 had been to rectify that.)
(It wasn’t to be.)
(Dr. Blue had decided to play spoiler, resorting to cheap tactics in order to get the win over Ms. Extreme. But more than that, and what made the situation worse, is the fact that the good doctor used a steel chair to Ms. Extreme’s skull in order to secure the victory, added insult to injury by hitting ‘Whiplash’, and becoming one of only a couple of people who had managed to pin Ms. Extreme this season. The doctor got an opportunity to move on in the tournament.)
(Ms. Extreme had been given yet another concussion.)
(The doctor had not only taken away Ms. Extreme’s chance at becoming the first ever female to win the King of Elite tournament, she had screwed with her livelihood and threatened her career.)
(Ms. Extreme was far from happy as she approached the building. Consuela had arrived earlier, leaving her sister to her thoughts back at their hotel. Ms. Extreme had wanted to spend some time alone. She needed to gather her thoughts and really think about what she wanted to say to Dr. Bethany Blue. Ms. Extreme fully planned to confront the doctor tonight.)
Ms. Extreme (murmuring just loud enough for the cameras to pick up): I’m going to make sure that bitch knows she’s got a date with me at King of Elite.
(Of course there was no match scheduled between the two for King of Elite, but as far as Ms. Extreme was concerned there would be. Dr. Bethany Blue was either going accept Ms. Extreme’s challenge for the Interwire Championship, or Ms. Extreme was going to MAKE her accept the challenge.)
(Ms. Extreme approached the building and dug her credentials out of the pocket of her black leather jacket. She flashed them at the security officer who was monitoring the back entrance and went to open the door. The security guard’s arm shot out, his hand gripping her arm.)
Security Officer: I’m sorry Ms. Ava. You’re not supposed to be here tonight.
(Ms. Extreme blinked and looked down at the officer’s hand that was still on her arm. A dark look crossed her face, causing the man to let out a nervous laugh.)
Ms. Extreme: If I were you, I would remove my hand before you lose it. I’m not in the mood to fuck around tonight.
(The security guard did remove his hand, but he stepped in front of the door so Ms. Extreme couldn’t enter.)
Security Guard: While I sympathize, I have been given strict orders to keep you from the building tonight.
Ms. Extreme: And who the fuck told you to keep me from the building tonight?!
Security Guard: I am told your doctor made the call and since you’re not medically cleared to compete or scheduled to be on the show, no one thought to overrule the decision. The doctor said it’s for your own good.
Ms. Extreme: My doctor?
(Ms. Extreme’s face was flushed due to the cold and the unbridled anger that had just shot through her body. She had a good idea of what was really going on. She shifted her weight from one foot to the other, debating on knocking out the security guard and storming the building, but she took a deep breath. In fact, Ms. Extreme took several deep breaths in order to calm herself down before she glared at the man, and fished her phone out of her pocket. She scrolled through her contacts, finding the number she needed, and held the phone up to her ear. A few seconds later, whomever Ms. Extreme had called, answered.)
Ms. Extreme: MATT! I’m going to need you to come outside and tell this man that I’m allowed into the building or I swear to Gawd you’re going to have no one but two deaths on your hands tonight.
(Ms. Extreme didn’t bother to wait for an answer. She disconnected the call, pocketed her phone, and impatiently waited. It didn’t take long for the Voltage Commissioner, Captain Charisma, to make his way outside.)
Captain Charisma: Now Camille…
Ms. Extreme: NO! Don’t ‘now Camille’ me. What the fuck is going on? Why is my ‘DOCTOR’ banning me from the building?!
(Captain Charisma lets out a sigh and pinches the bridge of his nose.)
Captain Charisma: Dr. Blue tried to give me a forged note from your actual doctor listing off your various injuries and refusing to medically clear you to compete for the foreseeable future. Granted, you know that you’re in a precarious position health wise due to the last few matches you’ve competed in, and every expert that you’ve seen, or have been sent too have advised you to take some time off. While I agree on a personal note, I’m not going to deny someone the chance to compete as long as they’re deemed fit, which you were last week. That’s not the case this week, and truthfully Camille, some time off won’t hurt.
(Ms. Extreme opens her mouth to unload on Captain Charisma, but he holds up his hand to stop her.)
Captain Charisma: BUT I know you, and honestly, I see a lot of myself in you. You knew exactly what you were signing up for, and when you say you’re willing to die in the ring, I get that. I held the Hardcore Championship numerous times and constantly put my body on the line in some of the most violent matches in this company’s history. You’re an Extremist, just like me.
(Captain Charisma gives Ms. Extreme a fond smile.)
Captain Charisma: Dr. Blue threatened legal action after I busted her for the forged doctor’s note, and I think it would be best if you stayed away from the building tonight. I already have one Elitist banned due to restraining orders right now, and I definitely don’t need another one. There’s nothing you can do tonight anyway.
Ms. Extreme: This is bullshit, Matt. Fucking bullshit.
Captain Charisma: You just have to trust me on this, Camille. I promise you’ll get your rematch against Dr. Blue, whether it’s for the Interwire Championship or not. Some other things have to fall into place before I can put the title on the line, but either way, you’ll get your shot at Dr. Blue. Now go take some time for yourself, heal up, and get yourself back to 100%.
(Captain Charisma patted Ms. Extreme on the shoulder and headed back inside. ‘The Red Queen’ was stunned, but she clenched her fists at her sides in anger. The security guard gave her a sympathetic smile, which did nothing but irritate Ms. Extreme. She’s never been the type to want anyone’s pity. The briefest look for defeat flashed in her eyes as Ms. Extreme finally turned away from the door she wasn’t allowed through. The walk back to the parking lot was a long one and that’s when Voltage faded into the show’s intro.)
(EAW intro plays.)
(As always, a highlight video recapping last week’s action plays. The fans inside the sold-out Hartwall Areena are reminded of all the fuckery that went down on last week’s episode including Rex McAllister, Charlie Marr, and Shortfuse PAKA all advancing in the King of Elite tournament along with Dr. Blue. Once the highlight video fades out, the camera cuts to shots of the crowd reacting to what is surely going to be an amazing night of Voltage action! “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami plays, while the usual gold and white Voltage pyro explodes. When the smoke clears, the camera cuts right to Rich Russillo and James Peters, who are standing up behind their broadcast table. Both commentators wear custom T-shirts that read #RIPLinkRexx “We hardly give a shit.”)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second episode of Voltage in the new year! As always I am James Peters and joining me… LIKE ALWAYS… is my broadcast colleague, Rich Russillo.
Rich Russillo: Thank you, James. I think it would be poor taste if we didn’t mention former Voltage Elitist Link Rexx in this opening. Link was destroyed on last week’s episode and has been released from the company. We wish that young man all the best in his future endeavors.
James Peters: We actually don’t because we don’t care.
Rich Russillo: Correct.
James Peters: But what we do care about is the amazing show we have lined up tonight. For the first time since winning the EAW World Championship, Andrea Valentine will be in action.
Rich Russillo: She teams up with her fellow Beating Heart, Consuela Rose Ava, in an exhibition tag team match against the team of Terry Chambers and Joy Cassidy.
James Peters: The King of Elite tournament continues as former world champion, Charlie Marr, takes on Shortfuse PAKA. Both men finessed their way into this match last week due to rather questionable tactics.
Rich Russillo: Tonight’s other second round match will see Rex McAllister facing off against the Interwire Champion, Dr. Bethany Blue. There were some unhappy members of the EAW Universe last week when Dr. Blue cheated to defeat Ms. Extreme, and personally I’m kind of salty we aren’t getting a Bloodsport rematch between Ms. Extreme and Rex.
James Peters: Same, girl, same.
Rich Russillo: :skip:
James Peters: Tonight’s show is stacked with more amazing matches and on top of that, when we come back from break, Malcolm Jones has a message for the EAW Universe and for Charlie Marr!!!
Rich Russillo: :blessed:!!!!!
James Peters: Strap in, folks. It’s going to be a wild night!
(The two men grin and Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for the Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette Vol. 1 featuring Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart. The undisputed Tag Team of the Decade are seen swatching the beautiful palette created by beauty influencer Tati Westbrook. James Charles could never!)
(Voltage fades back and cuts to one of the most beautiful tropical settings ever seen.)
(SCREENBAR – NANDA BLUE HOLE – SANMA PROVINCE, VANUATU)
(Malcolm Jones and his girlfriend, the beautiful Keisha Brown, are seen walking down a lush, green path. The reigning King of Elite and former EAW Champion pushes palm leaves out of the way as the couple head towards the cerulean blue water of Nanda Blue Hole. Since Christmas in Dubai, the two have been vacationing in the South Pacific, enjoying the summertime weather. Both are dressed in swimwear and sunglasses, since it’s pushing 87 degrees, a far cry from the freezing temperatures of Helsinki. They make their way to the water and Keisha kicks her sandals off, testing the water with her foot. She giggles and flashes Malcolm a smile.)
Keisha Brown: You rented this whole place out, right? We are completely alone?
(Malcolm’s arms circle her waste and he grins, nodding his head.)
Malcolm Jones: Nobody’s gunna bother us for the foreseeable future.
(A wicked grin crosses Keisha’s face and she pulls away from her man, heading for the water. She’s out of sight of the cameras, but seconds later Malcolm reaches out and snags something out of the air. It’s her bikini top and pretty soon, the bottoms land at his feet. Malcolm lowers his sunglasses and shakes his head. He watches Keisha splash around in the water for a moment before directing his attention to the cameras.)
Malcolm Jones: What can I say? Life is fuckin’ great. I got digits in my bank account higher than Impact’s cholesterol, and a fine as hell bitch who drops her panties the second I smile at her. You see, Charles, Imma get paid regardless if I’m wrestling or not. I got an extended vacation earlier in the year when I sat around and made more than 99% of the other dickeaters in this company. I’m the biggest star in EAW and you real funny thinking you fuckin’ me over some kind of way by filing some stupid restraining order against me :mjlol:. You got no clue how the real world works, my guy, but hey, if you wanna keep Malcolm Jones out of cold ass places like Helsinki then be my guest. As you can see, I’m not pressed about the situation you’ve currently placed me in. Keisha and I been living our best life since leaving Dubai, when I did something you failed to do back in Egypt and that was beat that rusty old sack of shit Mr. DEDEDE. Imagine being so inept that you can’t beat a 40-year old man. The whole world been sayin’ you couldn’t win a match without one of your whores by your side, and them bitches were neutralized in Egypt, unable to lay a finger on any man due to the country’s customs. Shit was funny as hell, and not at all surprising.
Malcolm Jones: I thought about returning after Battle of Egypt. You were down on your luck and defeated, not to mention the amount of money EAW was willing to throw at me to show up at one of their blood money events and give it a little boost. But I’m a calculated motherfucker and I knew there would be a better time. It would have been too easy to humiliate you then. I wanted to wait. All you fucks got complacent, thinking MJ was done for and never coming back. I sat back and watched, taking note of every pussy who spoke my name knowing damn well I wasn’t around. People get real bold when it comes to talkin’ shit when the subject of their ire isn’t around, and believe me, there won’t be a person left unscathed by the time I’m done around here. This little restraining order is something I can have undone with ease, but for now, Imma enjoy some more vacation time.
Malcolm Jones: Don’t be surprised if I show up at Clash of Kingdoms because I’m all about that money, and if I do show up, don’t be shocked if I call you out, bitch boy. Sooner or later our paths are gunna cross, Charlie, and when they do, that shit aint gunna end well for you. I let you play dress up with that EAW Championship and then I made sure that belt fell into the right hands at Road to Redemption. That weird ass video you posted earlier in the week that had you beating the shit out of a cac you thought was me told me all I needed to know about whether or not I’m renting free space in your head. You Vic Venom wannabe headass. You don’t know when I’ll strike next, and that irritates you don’t it? Personally, this is a game I can play all day long, but rest assured that at least for this week, I got better things to do than fuck around with a bozo like you. :mjgrin:
(Malcolm directs his attention back towards the water and the camera shot widens, showing Keisha’s nude back and a hint of her firm ass. She beckons for Malcolm to join her and with a shrug he wades into the water, swimming out to join her. Keisha’s head dips below the water a few seconds later, she reappears and tosses Malcolm’s trunks onto the shore. The couple wrap their arms around one another and the scene fades out.)
(Voltage returns and cuts to Bella Braxton for the first time tonight. She hypes up the crowd for a few seconds before raising the microphone up to her mouth.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first..
(‘Stabbing In the Dark’ by Ice Nine Kills hits and the crowd immediately explodes with boos as Komatsu Ogawa makes his way out to the stage. He has a clearly focused look on his face, possibly angry even after his failed attack on Sarah Price last week. This week he’s looking to come out on top as he makes his way down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring… From Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan… Weighing in at 251 pounds… HE IS THE SERPENT KING, KOMATSUUU OOOGAAAWWAA!!!
James Peters: Komatsu Ogawa is coming off of yet another loss, as last week he suffered that loss against Sarah Price. Ogawa would go on and try to attack her following the match, but his plans were foiled as Sierra Bradford ran in to make the save and take Ogawa out. Now Ogawa is looking to do what he feels he does best. Inflict pain on others.
Rich Russillo: Of course Ogawa isn’t able to have deathmatches every week like he’d probably prefer, but that’s likely not gonna stop him from hurting his opponent every way he can here tonight. Speaking of his opponent, here he comes now.
(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre follows and the crowd immediately shifts into cheers as the Woogieman walks out to the stage. He has a confident grin on his face as he makes his way down the ramp, as he does believe he has what it takes to win this match.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… From Jacksonville, Florida.. Weighing in at 260 pounds… TTTHHHEEEE WWOOOOOGGIIEMANN!!!!
James Peters: Last week we saw something interesting go down as Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin actually tried to get The Woogieman to join them. I’m very interested to see what the two are gonna try this week, but first, Woogie has a challenge ahead of him. The Woogieman has been here for a while but I’m not sure if he’s faced someone quite like Komatsu Ogawa.
Rich Russillo: Hey, even if he hasn’t, don’t think that’ll stop Woogie. The Woogieman is a former Big Boogie Bhampion for a reason, the man can put up a fight. Tonight, he’s gonna need to put up one if he wants the win though. As great as the Woogieman may be, Komatsu Ogawa isn’t a slouch either. It’ll be interesting seeing how this turns out.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And now this match is underway- AND KOMATSU OGAWA WASTES NO TIME AS HE IMMEDIATELY RAMS WOOGIEMAN INTO THE CORNER WITH HIS SHOULDER! OGAWA NOW JUST LETTING EVERYTHING OUT AS HE’S JUST STOMPING AWAY AT WOOGIE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE WOOGIE IS ALREADY IN TROUBLE AT THE OPENING STAGES! OGAWA IS JUST DESTROYING POOR WOOGIE, AND NOW THERE’S AN IRISH WHIP- FOLLOWED BY A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! WOOGIE IS QUICK TO GET TO HIS FEET, BUT HE’S FLOORED BY A THESZ PRESS JUST AS HE CAME IN RUNNING TOWARDS OGAWA! OGAWA JUST HITTING WOOGIE WITH THESE PUNCHES, AND I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS A RESULT OF OGAWA’S ANGER, OR HIM JUST DOING WHAT HE LOVES!
Rich Russillo: Why not just a combination of both? Woogie managing to push Ogawa off of him as he backs up into the corner, AND OGAWA COMES RUNNING IN- BUT WOOGIE NAILS THE SERPENT KING WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE, STOPPING HIM IN HIS TRACKS! WOOGIE NOW RUSHING OVER TO OGAWA, AND THE TWO NOW MANAGE TO LOCK UP, TRYING TO GAIN CONTROL OVER ONE ANOTHER! IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S WOOGIE THAT’S SUCCESSFUL IN DOING SO AS HE MANAGES TO LOCK IN A STANDING HEADLOCK!
James Peters: Woogie has that headlock in, but Ogawa is trying as hard as he can to fight out of it! Ogawa is a very dangerous competitor, so Woogie has the right idea trying to wear him down in the early stages. Ogawa though, manages to push Woogie into the ropes, causing him to release the headlock as he bounces off! Woogie ducking a clothesline attempt by Ogawa- BUT THERE’S THE BIG BOOT JUST AS WOOGIE BOUNCED OFF THE OPPOSITE SIDE ROPES! Ogawa has been all over the Woogieman for the most part in this match, and the way this is going, I’m starting to think he really is taking out his anger after what happened last week.
Rich Russillo: Woogieman is trying to get back up, but just as he gets to a knee Ogawa puts him in a front facelock! It looks like Ogawa is setting up for a suplex- BUT WOOGIE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH MULTIPLE PUNCHES TO THE MIDSECTION, CAUSING OGAWA TO LET GO! WOOGIE NOW PUTTING OGAWA IN THE FRONT FACELOCK, AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! WOOGIE WITH HIS FIRST BIG MOVE OF THE MATCH, AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A PIN!
James Peters: Ogawa kicks out! Woogieman now with a chinlock- WAIT! JUST AS FAST AS WOOGIE PUT THAT CHINLOCK IN, OGAWA MANAGED TO ESCAPE IT WITH A SNAPMARE! OGAWA NOW POPPING UP TO HIS FEET AND RUNNING THE ROPES, AND THERE’S A BOOT TO THE FACE AS WOOGIE WAS IN A SEATED POSITION! Ogawa holding his stomach, seemingly still feeling the effects of that suplex, but the power of that boot seemed to be enough to cause Woogie to have to roll out of the ring! Woogie might want to get back up though, it looks like Ogawa isn’t about to start waiting around!
Rich Russillo: Ogawa followed Woogie out of the ring and now he picks him up, BEFORE RAMMING HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! WOOGIE IN CLEAR PAIN BEING RAMMED INTO THAT BARRICADE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE OGAWA ISN’T DONE AS HE GRABS WOOGIE AND SENDS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! THE WOOGIEMAN IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! OGAWA IS RELENTLESS IN HIS ASSAULT AS NOW HE’S MOUNTED WOOGIE AND IS JUST PUNCHING HIM REPEATEDLY AS THE REFEREE COUNTS! THE REFEREE AT A COUNT OF FOUR AND NOW OGAWA PICKS WOOGIE UP, AND SENDS HIM-
James Peters: WOOGIE TURNED IT AROUND! WOOGIE JUST SENT OGAWA CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS BEFORE ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING! OGAWA IS IN PAIN AS HE JUST CRASHED INTO THOSE STEPS, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WOOGIE HAS ROLLED BACK OUT OF THE RING! THE WOOGIEMAN HAS JUST RESTARTED THE COUNT, AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GETTING SOME PAYBACK AS HE PICKS OGAWA UP AND SLAMS HIM FACE FIRST ONTO THOSE STEPS! WOOGIE NOW FINISHED THERE THOUGH, AS HE GRABS HIM AGAIN AND SLAMS HIM FACE FIRST ONTO THE APRON THIS TIME! OGAWA TRYING TO THROW A SURPRISE PUNCH OUT OF NOWHERE, BUT WOOGIE BLOCKED IT BEFORE HITTING OGAWA WITH A HARD HITTING PUNCH OF HIS OWN!
Rich Russillo: Woogie bringing Ogawa over to the ramp, and now he- WAIT! OGAWA JUST RAKED THE EYES OF WOOGIE BUT THE REFEREE COULDN’T SEE DUE TO THEIR POSITIONING! OGAWA LIFTING WOOGIE UP NOW, AND OH MY GOD! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER ONTO THE RAMP! OGAWA ROLLING WOOGIE BACK INTO THE RING BEFORE FOLLOWING BEHIND HIMSELF, AND IT LOOKS LIKE NOW HE’S GONNA GO FOR THE COVER! AFTER WHAT WE JUST SAW, I THINK THAT MAY ACTUALLY GET THE JOB DONE TOO!!
ONE! TWO!! T-
James Peters: NO! SOMEHOW WOOGIE FINDS A WAY TO KICK OUT! Ogawa walking right up into the referee’s face, and you can see the frustration in his eyes as he was close to getting a relatively quick win! Ogawa turning his attention back to Woogie though, and Woogie is just barely pulling himself up with the ropes, but now Ogawa grabs him and irish whips him into the ropes! Ogawa leaning over expecting Woogie to try and go over him- BUT WOOGIE PULLS HIM IN AND CONNECTS WITH A DDT! BOTH MEN DOWN ON THE MAT- BUT THERE’S WOOGIE MANAGING TO KIP UP!
Rich Russillo: It looks like Woogie has reached a second wind despite what we just saw not long ago! Woogie pulling Ogawa to his feet before irish whipping him into the corner, and now Woogie charges in! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE IN THE CORNER! OGAWA OUT OF THE CORNER NOW BUT HE’S ON SPAGHETTI LEGS! WOOGIE IRISH WHIPPING OGAWA INTO THE ROPES, AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SPINEBUSTER! OGAWA IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW AS WOOGIE SOMEHOW MADE HIS WAY BACK INTO THIS ONE, AND NOW LOOK, WOOGIE WITH A SHARPSHOOTER!
James Peters: IF OGAWA WASN’T IN TROUBLE BEFORE HE DEFINITELY IS NOW! WOOGIE HAS THAT SHARPSHOOTER IN AND I DON’T THINK HE PLANS ON LETTING GO! OGAWA FLAILING HIS ARMS AROUND, BUT THAT’S NOT GONNA HELP HIM IN ANY WAY! OGAWA IS TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TOWARDS THE ROPES, CAN HE MAKE IT IN TIME? CAN HE MAKE IT BEFORE HE INEVITABLY HAS TO TAP OUT!? YOU CAN TELL JUST HOW MUCH HE’S STRUGGLING, AT THIS RATE WE MAY SEE YET ANOTHER LOSS ON OGAWA’S RECORD! OGAWA GETTING CLOSER TO THOSE ROPES, THERE’S A CHANCE HE MIGHT- YES! HE MAKES IT! OGAWA MAKES IT TO THOSE ROPES!
Rich Russillo: Woogie forced to let go of the submission, but that might not matter to Woogie as it looks like he’s now waiting for Ogawa to get up! Ogawa slowly doing just that, but I don’t think he knows what’s coming! THE BOTTOM- WAIT! NO! OGAWA WITH AN ELBOW TO WOOGIE BEFORE HE COULD CONNECT WITH IT! WOOGIE LETTING GO OF OGAWA AND THAT’S JUST THE OPENING OGAWA NEEDED! NEUROTOXIN!! THAT SUPLEX STUNNER CONNECTS AND WOOGIE LOOKS DONE! HE’S DOWN AND OUT RIGHT NOW, BUT OGAWA ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: NO, INSTEAD IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S AIMING TO PUT THIS ONE AWAY FOR GOOD! OGAWA BACKING UP INTO THE CORNER, AND HE’S YELLING FOR WOOGIE TO GET BACK UP! WOOGIE IS SLOWLY MANAGING TO COMPLY, BUT HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE HE IS! WOOGIE IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT OGAWA WANTS WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT, AND NOW THAT’S ABOUT TO COST HIM AS OGAWA CHARGES IN! MASAKARI!! THE RUNNING LARIAT CONNECTS AND WOW, HE NEARLY TOOK WOOGIEMAN’S HEAD RIGHT OFF OF HIS BODY WITH THAT! OGAWA IS GOING FOR THE COVER NOW, AND THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT THIS MATCH IS OVER!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THE SERPENT KING, KOMATSUUUUUUU OOOOOGAAAWWWAAA!!!!!
James Peters: Impressive showing by both men, but it looks like Ogawa has managed to make up for his past losses with a great win over the Woogieman! Ogawa had control over a good portion of this match, so you’ve got to give credit where it’s due. This man is bound to pose a serious threat around here if he keeps this up.
Rich Russillo: There were times where it looked like Woogie could’ve had this match won, so his performance is nothing to look down on, but in the end the Serpent King stands tall. After what went down last week, surely this puts a smile on his face. Congratulations, Komatsu Ogawa!
(As ‘Stabbing In the Dark’ plays, Komatsu Ogawa watches with an evil grin as Woogie is helped from the ring by the official. While he didn’t draw blood this week, The Serpent King proved his point and that point is that he’s a force to be reckoned with inside the squared circle. The fans applaud as Woogie makes his way up the ramp and an evil look crosses Komatsu’s face. He jumps out of the ring and makes his way over towards Bella.)
Komatsu Ogawa (Off Mic): GIVE ME THE FUCKIN’ MICROPHONE!
Bella Braxton: :skip:!!!!
(Bella is not about to take crap from Komatsu, but one menacing look from him quickly silences her. Without a word, she hands the microphone over and Komatsu slides back into the ring. He laughs maniacally and rakes a hand through his hair.)
Komatsu Ogawa: I really hope no one thought I was going to let that bullshit from last week slide. I bet those stupid cunts, Sierra Bradford and Sarah Price, thought it was cute that Sierra came running down here to save Sarah from a beating she deserved. That dumn bitch probably thought she was hot shit by getting a victory over The Serpent King, but like I said before, wins and losses don’t mean anything to me. I want to hurt people. I want to see them bleed. Turning Sarah’s sweet little face into a crimson mask last week was a beautiful sight and that’s the standard I plan on setting around here. The Woogieman got real lucky escaping my clutches this week, but I’m sure he won’t forget me anytime soon. But next week, the opponent I have in mind won’t be so lucky.
(Another sinister smirk crosses Komatsu’s face and the fans begin booing him. There is just something about Komatsu Ogawa that they do not like and he comes across as a man with absolutely no redeeming qualities.)
Komatsu Ogawa: Sierra, I’m not even remotely sure why you thought getting involved in my business was a good idea, but you did it and now you need to pay the price for that. I don’t give a damn what you have going on over on Friday Night Dynasty, but the last time I checked, you were contracted to Sunday Night Voltage. So next week, I want your sweet ass in the ring and I’m going to beat the shit out of you, and do more damage to you than I did to your happy little friend!
(“Hey Superstar” by Madina Lake begins to play across the PA system. The Finnish fans erupt because they know exactly who this music belongs to. The ovation gets even louder as Sierra walks onto the stage, dressed in street clothes, and she didn’t come alone either. Sarah Price is with her, also in street clothes, and both women make their way down to the ring. Komatsu seems absolutely delighted to get a two-for-one deal and before sliding inside the ring, Sierra grabs a spare microphone from the commentary table. Sierra and Sarah climb into the ring and both of them can’t help but roll their eyes at Komatsu.)
Sierra Bradford: If you want this quote ‘sweet ass’ in the ring, then you got it. I didn’t sign with EAW to get a free ride or to skate around any challenges, regardless of who they come from.
(Sierra and Sarah exchange grins, and Sierra continues speaking.)
Sierra Bradford: I’m not intimidated by you in the slightest, RAT KING, and you know what? Neither is my new tag team partner.
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
(The crowd is absolutely electric over the idea of Sierra and Sarah being a team. Sierra casually holds the microphone out for Sarah, who beams.)
Sarah Price: Team SASS is definitely not afraid.
Komatsu Ogawa: :mjlol: SASS?
Sierra Bradford & Sarah Price: Sierra and Sarah: Supergirls!
(The crowd lets out another huge pop.)
Crowd: SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS! SASS!
Sierra Bradford: You are nothing more than deathmatch trash, Ogawa. While there’s nothing wrong with that, you know damn well that you can’t hang with real wrestlers inside the ring. Last week, Sarah out-wrestled you and outclassed you, and the match itself wasn’t even close. You had to resort to your shady hardcore tactics to try and hurt Sarah and bully her, and even then you still couldn’t get the job done. You claim that wins and losses don’t matter to you, but your novelty act is go-
(All of a sudden, Sierra lets out a shriek.)
James Peters: KOMATSU JUST THREW A FIREBALL AT SIERRA AND STRUCK HER IN THE FACE! SHE’S DOWN ON THE MAT, WITHERING AROUND IN PAIN, AND SARAH HAS JUMPED KOMATSU! SARAH IS STRIKING HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE BUT KOMATSU SLINGS HER OFF AND SARAH HITS THE GROUND!
Rich Russillo: SARAH IS RIGHT BACK UP THOUGH! SHE TAKES KOMATSU DOWN WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS AND IS UNLOADING ON HIM! KOMATSU FORCES HER OFF AND SCRAMBLES TO HIS FEET AND SARAH FLIES AT HIM WITH A RUNNING KNEE! KOMATSU EVADES IT AND SARAH SLAMS INTO THE ROPES! KOMATSU GRABS HER FROM BEHIND AND LIFTS HER UP… NEUROTOXIN!!! KOMATSU JUST LAID SARAH OUT WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX HE TURNED INTO A STUNNER!
Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: This crowd is letting Komatsu have it right now and he doesn’t seem to be done! He grabs Sierra who was blinded by a fireball just moments ago and he pulls her up into an inverted crucifix hold!!!! KOMATSU WITH A SITOUT REVERSE PILEDRIVER!!! HE CALLS THAT MOVE ‘RAGNAROK’!!!!
(Komatsu Ogawa looks down at the newly formed Team SASS and shakes his head. Surely the Supergirls didn’t come down to the ring expecting to get left in a heap. Komatsu seems satisfied with the damage he’s done and he gets out of the ring, jumping to the ground. “It Is The End” by Ice Nine Kills begins to play across the PA system and the fans boo the deathmatch superstar as he makes his way up the ramp. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Puukko, which is a Finnish hunting knife, featuring the members of the Voltage roster. Every Voltage Elitist was given one upon their arrival at the Helsinki airport.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to EAW Network host and backstage correspondent, Molly Waters. Molly flashes her brilliant smile at the camera and begins speaking.)
Molly Waters: Last week, the 2020 Iconic Cup tournament officially kicked off on Friday Night Dynasty. HRDO announced the names of the eight lucky women selected to participate in the tournament back at Road to Redemption, and with the first round completed, there are four women left standing. Three Showdown Elitists including both Unified Tag Team Champions, Constance Blevins and Minera, and Kensingten Calhoun-Astor are left, along with the lone woman left in the tournament from Voltage, Joy Cassidy. Joy will be in tag team action later on tonight when she teams with Terry Chambers against the EAW World Champion, Andrea Valentine, and the 24/7 Contract holder, Consuela Rose Ava, but right now she is joining me to talk about the Iconic Cup tournament.
(The camera shot widens and shows Joy standing beside Molly dressed in her gear and wearing a smile.)
Molly Waters: Thank you for joining me tonight, Joy.
Joy Cassidy: Of course.
Molly Waters: Joy, I want to talk to you about the Iconic Cup and your opponent next week, Constance Blevins, but before we get into that, let’s touch on your match tonight. You stated this week that Andrea Valentine and Consuela Rose Ava were a step up in the competition for you. Are you excited to test yourself against the two of them?
Joy Cassidy: Every match is important to me and everything I’m given here provides me with an opportunity to further my career, so of course this match is something I’m looking forward to. I know my partner for this evening doesn’t see the point in this match, but I look at it as something that will give me more experience and put me even more in the spotlight. That’s what I want, and that’s what I’m here for, and the Specialists Chamber back at Road to Redemption was just a sample of what I have in store for EAW this year. Andrea and Consuela are both complex individuals and talented women in their own right, but even after hearing Andrea’s latest comments I still have to wonder if both Beating Hearts are underestimating me. My chamber opponents wanted to try that last month and they all received a harsh wake-up call when I managed to outlast all of them except the champion herself. Now, Andrea and Consuela each talk a lovely game, but we will see if their actions speak louder than their words. Something tells me they will be in for a surprise later on this evening.
Molly Waters: Are you guaranteeing victory, Joy?
(Joy flashes Molly a dazzling smile and smooths her long, blonde hair down.)
Joy Cassidy: I am not exactly a subtle person, Molly. There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to me. I do believe that Terry and I will walk out winners tonight and I will carry that momentum with me over to Dynasty.
Molly Waters: The Iconic Cup.
Joy Cassidy: Yes. The Iconic Cup. As disheartening as it was to not walk out of Road to Redemption as the Specialists Champion, I do realize what a wonderful opportunity the Iconic Cup is. Kassidy Heart took full advantage of her win in the tournament last year to not only snag herself a Pain for Pride moment that will live in infamy, but she had a wonderful Universal Women’s Championship reign because of that cup. I realize that Serena Bennett might have been the first ever champion, but it’s Kassidy’s face that is symbolic with that championship as the first true holder of it, and it’s Raven Roberts who used her own Pain for Pride prize to get that belt for herself and continue building its legacy. The Universal Women’s Championship is one of the most coveted prizes in this industry and as much as I would have loved to become the Specialists Champion, the Universal Women’s Championship is a much bigger prize. I came here to be known as the best, Molly, and to back up everything I say. My words are not simple by any means. I speak with purpose and passion, and more than anything, my words have meaning to them.
Molly Waters: How does it feel to know you’re matched up against Constance Blevins on Dynasty?
Joy Cassidy: It’s spectacular. I want to continue facing competition of this caliber because at the very top of this company is where I belong as I’ve said. Facing a champion like Blevins and knocking her out of the Iconic Cup tournament is only going to help me climb the ladder of success around here. Getting to the finals and ultimately winning would make me undeniable and all those people who scoff at my confidence and the standard I hold myself too wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. I have worked hard and put myself in position to achieve many wonderful things in this sport. Those who looked down their noses at Joy Cassidy are going to find out the hard way that I am everything I say that I am. I will be beat Constance Blevins on Friday and book my trip to Doha and whether it’s Minerva or Astor in the finals, it doesn’t really matter. I will be winning the Iconic Cup tournament.
Molly Waters: You are a woman full of confidence, and that will carry you far in this company. I wish you nothing but the best going forward, Joy. Thank you for your time.
(Joy politely nods her head and walks off, ending the interview and the scene. Voltage fades back to the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
( ‘What Happens If I Can’t Check My Myspace When We Get There?’ by Attack, Attack! echoes throughout the arena. Jayln Garcia emerges from the curtains before making his way to the squared circle. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Sacramento, California, weighing in at 150 pounds.. Jaylin Garcia!!!
James Peters: Jalyn Garcia went toe to toe against Rex McAllister last week in the first round of the King of Elite tournament. Unfortunately for him, it just wasn’t his night and Rex McAllister won. Tonight, Garcia is more focused than ever as he is looking for redemption against the ruthless Zak Simmons.
Rich Russillo: Jalyn has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. He put on one heck of a performance last week and he is sure as heck going to prove his doubters wrong tonight. I mean, just look at the crowd reaction! Everyone is on their feet tonight!
(Jalyn gets inside the squared circle and salutes the crowd.)
(The lights go out in the arena.)
(‘King of the World’ by Porcelain Black blasts throughout the arena as blue and red lights are now flickering all around.)
(The Machine Zak Simmons now appears on stage, wearing is signature black hoodie and Big Bak Bhampionship around his waist.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent! From Lexington Kentucky, weighing in at 245 pounds… he is the Big Bak Bhampion!!! “The Machine”, Zak Simmons!!!
Rich Russillo: Zak Simmons is on a mission tonight. He said it very clear: he wants to hurt Jalyn Garcia and inflict as much pain as possible. This is certainly not a grudge match, but those who stepped in the ring with Zak Simmons know he is all about violence and intensity. And tonight Mister Garcia might be in a world of hurt.
James Peters: Zak Simmons talks a lot but I gotta tell you, he can back all of that up. We’ve seen what he has done to the likes of Korey Gaines recently. Tonight Jalyn Garcia better bring his A game or else this might end badly.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Aaaannnnnd the match is underway! Zak Simmons and Jalyn Garcia lock up in the middle of the ring. Looks like they are trying to find out who the stronger man is! Simmons seems to have the upper hand here as he is clearly the bigger man of the two. He slowly pushes Garcia all the way to the corner as the two are still tangled up… Now the referee has to separate them! And he does!
James Peters: What a slap from Zak Simmons! He hit Jalyn Garcia right on the cheek as the referee was enforcing the rules. And now he is smiling!
Rich Russillo: Jalyn won’t stand for this disrespect! He rushes in and catches Zak Simmons off guard with a brutal takedown! A flurry of blows as Simmons tries to cover his face for as much as he can!
James Peters: Message sent! If Zak Simmons wants a fight, then Jalyn Garcia is absolutely going to give him one tonight! No doubt about it! Now Simmons manages to push him off as the two are now separated again. Garcia is back on his feet and closes in on him. Irish whip from Garcia, Zak Simmons bounces off the ropes… BICYCLE KNEE!!! That was brutal! A sick thud echoes throughout the arena as Zak Simmons stumbles back…
Rich Russillo: Wait a minute! Zak Simmons literally fell out of the ring through the middle rope! Not exactly a good start for The Machine. The referee is now counting as Jalyn Garcia takes a few moments to rejoice in the crowd’s reaction. Simmons is now back to his feet and he rolls back inside the ring underneath the bottom rope.
James Peters: Zak Simmons has had enough and he charges in! A strong shoulder tackle sends Garcia down to the canvas, as Simmons reassert his dominance within the ring. He picks Garcia up again and launches him to the corner.
Rich Russillo: Strong Irish whip to the corner! Jalyn Garcia hits the turnbuckle hard and he is now gasping for air, but Zak Simmons has no intention to let up. A strong chop to the chest! A sick thud echoes throughout the arena! He is going to feel that in the morning for sure!
James Peters: Simmons is not done yet. He picks Jalyn Garcia up and positions him on the top turnbuckle. Precarious position for WildHeart there. What in the world does Simmons have in mind? Simmons now puts his feet on the bottom rope, possibly looking for a Superplex but Jalyn Garcia is fighting back! Jabs and punches to the face! Jalyn is doing everything he can to get out of that predicament!
Rich Russillo: And he does! Zak Simmons drops down to the mat and he is stunned! Meanwhile Jalyn gets on the top turnbuckle… He wants to fly! Zak Simmons is now stumbling up on his feet! CROSSBODY from Jalyn Garcia!
James Peters: Simmons caught him! Simmons just caught Jalyn Garcia in mid air!!! A sick smug on the face of the Machine as he picks Garcia up on his shoulder in a Fireman Carry position…. SAMOAN DROP!!!!
Rich Russillo: He got all of it! Garcia bounces off the mat as Simmons quickly goes for an early pin attempt…
James Peters: Kickout! You really think Jalyn would go down that easily? Trust me, you have seen nothing yet!
Rich Russillo: Zak Simmons still firmly in control of the bout as he stomps his opponent right on the chest! Jalyn instinctively tries to parry the blow but Zak Simmons is relentless! Another stomp! He’s carving a hole in Jalyn Garcia!
James Peters: Zak Simmons wasn’t fooling around when he said he was going to HURT Jalyn Garcia tonight! He promised he was going to make Garcia his, and I quote, “rag doll” and he is doing just that. The Machine now picks his opponent up again, both of his arms firmly locked around Garcia’s waist. Is he going for a Bearhug maybe? Nevermind! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!
Rich Russillo: Garcia is out! Simmons goes for the cover yet again!
James Peters: Nope! Jalyn Garcia is still alive! What a kickout! Garcia is definitely the underdog of this fight but he has to find a way to turn things around and fast otherwise he is going to get hurt badly. What do you think Rich?
Rich Russillo: No doubt about it. Garcia has to stay in this and wait for an opportunity to strike. We know he can hit his Star Chaser out of nowhere and same goes for his array of moves. He just needs to dig in deep and don’t let Simmons get the better of him.
James Peters: That I can agree on. There’s only one way to find out! Zak Simmons is now slowing down the pace, a strong headlock right in the middle of the ring. His big arm is wrapped around Garcia’s neck as WildHeart looks like he is about to fade out
Rich Russillo: Great strategy from Simmons here. Slowing down the pace of the pace works perfect when you are put up against flappy cruiserweights like Jalyn Garcia here. This way he can keep control of the match and inflict as much pain as possible.
James Peters: Don’t count Garcia out just yet though! He is fighting! The crowd firmly behind Jalyn Garcia as he slowly gets back to his feet, even though the Headlock is still locked in! A couple of well placed elbows to Zak’s ribs allow him to escape the hold momentarily! Zak is stunned as Jalyn Garcia finally gets a chance to catch his breath…
Rich Russillo: This is your chance kid! Go at him!
James Peters: Jalyn hits Zak Simmons with a stiff forearm to the head. Another stiff shot leaves The Machine stunned! The crowd is chanting for Jalyn! He charges in… BICYCLE KNEE!!! He got all of it!
Rich Russillo: Zak Simmons is still on his feet though! What the heck!? Jalyn Garcia runs towards the ropes and goes for another Bicycle Knee… SPINEBUSTER FROM SIMMONS!!! There goes the comeback! Simmons with the cover!!!
Rich Russillo: No!! Kickout!! Jalyn Garcia is still alive!!! Disappointed looks on the faces of the EAW fans in attendance tonight as Jalyn Garcia just doesn’t seem to be able to turn things around.
James Peters: Zak Simmons kept his word and did what he said he was going to do, which is wiping the mat with Jalyn Garcia. That said, he has to find a way to end this match or else, this W might slip away from him.
Rich Russillo: Speaking of… Zak Simmons is calling for it! I think he is going for the Elite Ending! Simmon is stalking Garcia with evil intentions in his eyes… he grabs him, hooks the arm and….
James Peters: Garcia is fighting back! Zak Simmons just couldn’t get a hold of him and Garcia freed himself with a horrific back elbow right on the chin!!! Jalyn Garcia now takes a few steps back, there’s finally some separation between the two. Kick to the gut and DDT!!! DDT from Garcia!!!
Rich Russillo: But he can’t follow up! The match simply took too much from him…. Both men down to the mat and gasping for air, as the referee is checking on them to see if they still want to go through with this.
James Peters: We are about to see which one of these amazing competitors has what it takes to bring this match home!!! Jalyn is back on his feet! But so is Zak Simmons! The Machine charges in, as he goes for a clothesline… Jalyn Garcia ducks underneath, bounces off the ropes and hits Zak Simmons with a Tilt a Whirl Headscissor!!!
Rich Russillo: Zak Simmons is stunned! This might be the opening Garcia needs! Garcia on the offensive now.. kick to the gut, he goes for the Canadian Destroyer… NO! Zak Simmons reverses with a huge BACK BODY DROP!!! Jalyn gets quickly back to his feet though, as he is still favoring his lower back… kick to the gut from Simmons! He gets him up in a Powerbomb position…
James Peters: Garcia is trying to fight his way out of this predicament!!! Desperate punches and jabs, but Zak Simmons doesn’t let him go!!! POWERBOMB!!! Right in the middle of the ring!!! This has to be it! The cover…
James Peters: NO!!! Jalyn kicks out once again! He is still alive!!! What in the world is it going to take to keep this man down! It’s unbelievable! What a display of resiliency!
Rich Russillo: I’ll tell you what! One big Elite Ending suplex might do the trick! Look! Zak Simmons is going for it… he is stalking Jalyn Garcia as he’s getting up to his feet once again… Zak Simmons hooks the arm… ELITE ENDIN….
James Peters: What the heck?! Jalyn Garcia landed on his feet!!! What a counter! Zak Simmons can’t believe it either! Kick to the gut! CANADIAN DESTROYER FROM JALYN GARCIA!!!
Rich Russillo: Zak Simmons is out like a light, as his head bounces off the mat after that brutal Canadian Destroyer… Jalyn Garcia has to put this match to bed now! He climbs the turnbuckle! Is he going for the Natural Instincts Frog Splash?!?!
James Peters: The crowd is on their feet as we reach the closing moments of this incredible match! Jalyn Garcia with the strength he has left in his body climbs to the top rope… this is all or nothing!!! NATURAL INSTINCTS!!! He frog splash connects!!! Cover!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here’s your winner! Jalyn Garcia!!!
James Peters: Oh man! I need to catch my breath! What an incredible show of resilience by Jalyn Garcia! Zak Simmons did what he set out to do and dominated most of the match but at the end one amazing counter cost him the W!
Rich Russillo: Jalyn Garcia just proved us all why we should never count him out! He has the heart of a champion! He is WildHeart for a reason!
(The camera shows Jalyn Garcia celebrating and then cuts to a commercial break.)
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(Voltage returns and the camera cuts to Sofia Clarke in the backstage area of the arena.)
Sofia Clarke: Welcome back to Voltage! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome, Consuela Rose Ava.
(Consuela walks into frame accompanied by a large pop from the crowd. She has her in-ring attire on as she continues to warm up as Sofia continues to speak)
Sofia Clarke: Thank you for joining us tonight, firstly regarding the tag match you have tonight with Andrea Valentine against Joy Cassidy and Terry Chambers, how do you feel going into this match?
Consuela Rose Ava: It’s a surreal feeling to be honest. But one things for sure and that’s the fact that I’m pumped heading into this match for plenty of reasons. I’m excited to team with one of my best friends on this brand, Andrea Valentine. I would never not take up an opportunity to team with her, it would be stupid of me. And to be honest I’m sure I can speak for both of us here in saying that we’re looking forward to the competition that we’re facing later tonight if we focus on our opponents for a moment. Joy Cassidy is someone who’s been rising at a quick pace here in EAW, getting into the Iconic Cup and on the cusp of reaching the finals, she has a great future at hand and I’m sure she’s intent on making a statement tonight. And we cannot forget about Terry Chambers, he’s a great competitor and someone people need to look out for in the future. He’s dangerous and he’s a loose cannon, that’s something that’s known and he’s definitely a reason why difficulty is added to this match. But then again, it’s nothing The Beating Hearts of Voltage can’t handle, we’ve been through a lot as a team and it’s solidified us. I’m she whatever challenge they put up we’ll counter it harder and hopefully pull out a win. I know me and Andrea are fully capable of that.
Sofia Clarke: Now let’s head back to last week on Voltage and focus on your talk with Ms. Extreme. During that you revealed that you’ve made a decision regarding which championship you want to use the contract on. Yet when Ms. Extreme stated she was going to go after Dr. Bethany Blue’s Interwire Championship, your demeanor changed entirely and you stayed quiet. Why is that?
(A moment of silence passed as Consuela ponders how to answer the question.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I support my sister in whatever she wants to do here in EAW and on Voltage, and if that means she wants the Interwire Championship, then I’ll be the first person to throw my arms around her after she wins it. I have something else on my hands right now and it doesn’t do me any favors to look ahead. My focus is on SYNCO- sorry mix of words, Lars Grier or whatever he goes by now a days and how he’s gunning for my 24/7 Contract. After he attacked me at Road to Redemption and took my moment, that hasn’t set well in my stomach. He wants it and you know Sofia, I can’t do anything with it if I don’t have it right? So that’s my focus at the moment so I guess we’ll wait to answer that when everything is said and done and I get past Lars.
(A smile creeps across Sofia’s face.)
Sofia Clarke: Could you go into more detail about that? What do you mean? Could this possibly mean?
Consuela Rose Ava: Well what this means is pretty simple. Lars put out a challenge for me that at King of Elite he wants to fight for my contract and if he wants a fight with me, I’m going to give it to him.
(The crowd cheers as Consuela looks at Sofia with a smile. After a moment, she turns to the camera with a serious look on her face.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Lars I know you’re listening to this interview. So I’ll cut to the chase. The fact of the matter is this, many people have tried to come after my 24/7 Contract and they believed it would be easy for them to get. They believed they could put the Contract to “good use” per say and jump the gun on my intentions They were tired of me not putting it to use and tried to take action upon that. No one has any right to try and tell me how to use what I rightfully earned, and when the time is right, I will do what I want to do with it. This 24/7 Contract could change my career and continue to add to the legacy that Consuela Rose Ava has built for herself here. And to think people want to step in front of me and try to pry my future away from me? Not a chance! Lars, you’re just another one of them that attempts to do so; no better than Korey Gaines or Veena Adams. But one things for sure if you’ve been watching me in the ring, and that’s the fact that I always find a way. I always find a way to overcome and like it it not at King of Elite I’ll walk out still 24/7 Contract holder. Lars, you think you can take this away from me? Give me your best effort and not the crap you spent most of 2018 doing. I’ll show you why I still have this contract today and why I am formidable enough to hold it.
Sofia Clarke: This makes the match official folks, at King of Elite, Consuela Rose Ava will be defending her 24/7 Contract against Lars Grier which is sure to be a hard hitting match. Of course, Consuela thank you for your time.
Consuela Rose Ava: No problem Sofia.
(Consuela walks away as Sofia flashes a smile and the camera fades off somewhere else.)
(Korey Gaines is seen standing inside his lockerroom. He is pacing back and forth, mentally preparing himself for his match later on tonight against Shawn Sturgis. However, Korey’s face is also twisted in anger. Clearly he can not get last week out of his mind. He’s still furious over the fact Provençal screwed him out of a victory over Shortfuse PAKA. Korey finally stops pacing and looks directly into the camera, his brown eyes narrowed.)
Korey Gaines: I’m well aware I should be focusing on Shawn Sturgis, and believe me by the time the bell rings I will make sure my head is in the match and I do whatever the hell I can to beat his ass and put him away, but I would be lying if I said I was thinking of all the ways I could hurt and humiliate Shortfuse PAKA. I’m pissed. I’m more than pissed, really, and it’s been awhile since I’ve felt this strongly about something. Shortfuse PAKA and I have been poking at one another for months, just waiting for a match against one another. When it finally came around last week, I was ready. The fact it was for advancement in the King of Elite tournament only sweetened the deal for me. I haven’t hidden my frustrations over the way my career has gone so far here in EAW, and the whole world knows I’ve been working my ass to get better and to break even with my win/loss record. Starting this decade off with a victory and advancing in a tournament that has the ability to change your life would have been the boost I needed, but nah. It just didn’t work out that way.
(Korey shakes his head and he’s clearly disgusted. In fact, he spits out the last sentence like it tastes bad and truthfully, it probably does.)
Korey Gaines: That fat coward PAKA knew he wouldn’t win a fair fight against me, so he had to resort to using his idiotic brother-in-law to get the advantage. I’m aware that wrestling is full of liars and cheaters… shitty people who will use shortcuts to gain the advantage, but PAKA is someone who prides himself on the actual fight. He relishes the fact he gets to hurt people for a living. The man claims he doesn’t care about wins and loses, but he made sure he advanced last week. He’s the one with the opportunity to knock the former EAW World Champion out of the tournament and go on to the semi-finals next week to face either Rex or Dr. Blue. It’s bullshit, but there’s nothing I can do to change last week’s outcome.
(Korey rakes a hand through his short, dark hair.)
Korey Gaines: What I can do is watch Charlie Marr beat the tar out of the Shortfuse PAKA, and likely use the same cheap ass tactics to win as PAKA used on me last week. Charlie Marr seems to escape karma week after week, so I can’t fathom that by some stroke of Gawd PAKA actually wins tonight. Stranger things have happened, so I’m not going to get ahead of myself, but mark my words. PAKA and Provençal won’t go unpunished for what they did to me. I’m sick of playing the nice guy and letting the world walk all over me. I’m leaving that Korey behind in 2019, and if PAKA wants to see my sadistic side, he’s going to see it and then some. The last thing PAKA wants is me breathing down his neck, watching his every move, and plotting his downfall, and when everything ultimately comes crashing down on that ugly little troll who calls himself ‘The Wrecking Ball’, I am going to stand over his broken body with a smirk on face, and remind him that he asked for this.
(An evil little smile crosses Korey’s face. There’s fire in his eyes and his tone of voice is serious and rock steady.)
Korey Gaines: I won’t be held responsible for whatever happens to Shortfuse PAKA, and Provençal for that matter. I’m not going to let opportunities get stolen from me by anyone, let alone by someone who couldn’t even win the Big Bak Bhampionship back at Pain for Pride when Woogie was still the bhampion. The Arch Enemies are a joke and I can’t wait to get my hands on both of them. They’re fucked.
(Korey narrows his eyes and glares into the camera. The aggression he is showing right now is new and rather refreshing. 2019 might not have been very kind of Korey Gaines, and 2020 might not have started the way he wanted, but if there are any conclusions that can be drawn from this it’s the fact ‘The Aerial Wonder’ isn’t going to be jerked around any longer!)
(The camera takes another shot of Korey before fading to black, and reopening seconds later down at the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following match is the second round of the King of Elite Tournament and it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…
(Breaking Outta Hell by Airbourne hits.)
Bella Braxton: Weighing 225 lbs… from The Arm Bar in France… SHOOOOOOOOOOOORTFUUUUUUUUUUSE PAAAAAAAAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
(Shortfuse PAKA comes stomping out onto the stage. He pauses for only a moment to look around before stomping his way down the ramp and towards the ring. He hops up onto the apron and ducks between the ropes to gather himself in the ring. He slaps himself on top of his head a bit before working his shoulders and backing into a corner as his music fades.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent…
(Letter to the Game by D Block Europe hits.)
Bella Braxton: Accompanied to the ring by Jordie Marr… at 240 lbs… he is The Libertine… CHAAAAAAAARRRRRRRLIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE MAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
(Charlie Marr is a mass of focused fury as he steps out onto the stage, Jordie right alongside him. Charlie sneers at the crowd for just a moment before his attention locks on the ring and the meat for the slaughter inside. His steps are driven by his attitude as he makes his way down the ramp and to the ring. Charlie’s up on the apron and inside the ring within moments and stares down his opponent immediately.)
James Peters: Both men looking to score a win tonight and move on to the next round of the King of Elite Tournament.
Rich Russillo: I got the feeling this one’s going to be a slobb–
James Peters: Don’t say it. Just. Don’t.
(DING DING DING!)
James Peters: And with that bell, I think I can safely say that all hell is about to break loose.
Rich Russillo: I prefer to think of it as a predetermined massacre.
James Peters: Charlie Marr starting things off here with a vicious elbow to the side of Shortfuse PAKA’s skull! PAKA stumbles but Marr is right there to right PAKA with a back elbow to the other side of his head! PAKA stumbles back in the other direction and Marr plants PAKA on the mat with a discus forearm! PAKA rolls to get himself some room while he tries to recover from Charlie’s Marr’s opening assault.
Rich Russillo: The brutality is just beginning! Charlie Marr stomps after PAKA like the violent predator that he is. PAKA reaches for the ropes but Marr is right there behind him. Marr grabs PAKA around the throat, locking his arm around his windpipe from behind and pulls PAKA away from the ropes! PAKA struggles to try and get himself free but Marr is limiting that oxygen at a violent rate. Marr drags PAKA away from the ropes and back towards the center of the ring. He’s trying to put PAKA out already! Choke him out, Marr!
James Peters: What’s this?! PAKA stepping backward with Marr?! PAKA’s eyes are wide open and angry but he has taken control of his own bodyweight! PAKA continues runs backward, turning his body at an angle while Marr tries to keep up. PAKA slams Marr’s back right into the turnbuckle… but Marr doesn’t break the hold. Marr pulls even tighter as PAKA tries to break free. PAKA pulls forward but Marr barely budges! Marr’s foot is hooked around the bottom rope! The leverage is all his! The referee doesn’t see it!
Rich Russillo: There’s nothing to see but Charlie Marr putting the squeeze on Shortfuse PAKA! PAKA yanks forward again only to be stopped by the vice-like grip of Charlie Marr! PAKA’s Shortfuse looking blown out now as his head droops– I think he’s out! Marr checking with another stiff yank but PAKA has got to be out on his feet. His eyes are not even open! Marr loosening his grip now and there goes PAKA, falling forward to end this match in reco– NO!
James Peters: PAKA SLAMS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD INTO THE FACE OF CHARLIE MARR! It was a ruse by the Shortfuse! PAKA with the reverse headbutt that has Charlie Marr briefly stunned! And PAKA wasting no time, turning around to capitalize and laying into Marr with a repeated series of palm strikes to the face! Marr covers up to protect himself and PAKA grabs the ropes… thrusting his shoulder into Marr’s gut! Charlie Marr better get out of that corner!
Rich Russillo: PAKA going for another shoulder thrust but Marr brings a knee up to connect with PAKA’s chin! PAKA’s knocked backward and Marr explodes out of that corner with a brutal clothesline that sends PAKA to the mat! PAKA’s back up and another clothesline from Marr! PAKA pops back up and stunts Marr’s momentum with a belly to belly throw! Both Shortfuse PAKA and Charlie Marr are down on opposite sides of the ring.
James Peters: Marr’s on his feet first but PAKA quickly follows. PAKA charges Marr but Marr sends him packing with a swift arm drag. PAKA recovers and spins around into a stiff kick to the gut from Marr. PAKA’s doubled over in pain, giving Marr the chance to plant him with a critical DDT. Marr trying to put this one away, flips PAKA over and hooks the leg for the immediate cover.
James Peters: Shortfuse PAKA powering out of that pin attempt by Charlie Marr.
Rich Russillo: Clearly, PAKA wants more punishment from The Libertine here tonight.
James Peters: Or he wants to inflict some of his own.
Rich Russillo: The sad thing is that you actually believe that’s a possibility.
James Peters: This is EAW. Anything is possible.
Rich Russillo: Like Charlie Marr stomping a fucking mudhole into the skull of Shortfuse PAKA! Marr is going to town on PAKA’s head, those boots are made for stomping! And here comes the official to break it up. The referee putting himself between PAKA and Marr, somewhere I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be. The official warning Marr to ease up and Charlie Marr holds up his hands as he backs off a step. The referee turns to check on PAKA but Marr stomps at the official and he scrambles, tripping over PAKA’s body! HAHA!
James Peters: And look at Marr, partner. He’s laughing at the referee after scaring the piss out of him. What a sick man.
Rich Russillo: I know, isn’t it great?
James Peters: PAKA’s up on his knees now. Charlie Marr turning his attention back to his opponent. Marr stomps over to grab PAKA around the head… but here comes a stiff elbow from PAKA! It catches Marr off-guard and PAKA follows up with another one! PAKA getting to his feet now and Marr looking to retaliate but Shortfuse PAKA buries Marr to the mat with a Lou Thesz Press! PAKA’s on top and here come those palm strikes!
Rich Russillo: One! Two Three! Four! Five! Six! Holy shit PAKA’s not gonna’ stop and the referee doesn’t seem too pressed about breaking up this unfair assault! But it doesn’t matter because Charlie Marr catches the next open palm headed for his face and shoves PAKA off him! Both men roll up to their feet but Marr is a step faster… dropkick! Dropkick to the face of Shortfuse PAKA! PAKA is down!
James Peters: Charlie Marr looking to keep the pressure on here. Marr grabs PAKA by the head and pulls him back up to his feet. Marr locks PAKA into position and splatters him on the mat with a sickening snap suplex. Marr leaves PAKA on the mat and gives himself some space to work. Marr keeping a watchful, predatory eye on PAKA as PAKA tries to get to his feet. Once again, Charlie Marr plotting on his opponent.
Rich Russillo: Shortfuse PAKA struggling to right himself and here comes Main Event Marr running at PAKA and– the knee lift! Wait! No! PAKA blocks! PAKA grabs Marr’s leg and takes him overhead with an uncalled-for fisherman’s suplex! Shortfuse PAKA stands right back up as Charlie Marr rolls out of the ring to regroup with Jordie.
James Peters: All credit to Shortfuse PAKA for stalling Charlie Marr’s forward momentum. Marr hopping up onto the apron now and PAKA doesn’t even give him a chance to get back into the ring! PAKA’s right there and the two are trading blows over the top rope! Charlie Marr with those powerful right hands to PAKA’s skull and Shortfuse PAKA sending a series of palm strikes to Marr’s head. PAKA doubles up and sends Marr down to the arena floor! Shortfuse PAKA hops out of the ring after him!
Rich Russillo: Shortfuse PAKA and Charlie Marr both on the outside here. Jordie circles the ring to give them some space and Charlie Marr sets himself up to mount some offense once again. He cripples PAKA with a swift shoot kick to the leg and PAKA stumbles hard. Marr simply clobbers PAKA with a devastating big boot that echoes through the entire arena! Marr taking control of this match again with relative ease.
James Peters: Charlie Marr pulls PAKA up and drags him over to the barricade. The fans are in his face but Marr ignores them in favor of slamming PAKA’s head into the barricade without even a hint of remorse! PAKA’s head bounces off the barricade and Marr lets PAKA have all that barricade to the face a second time! The crowd near Marr is getting angry but Marr couldn’t give less of a fuck!
Rich Russillo: As it should be!
James Peters: Charlie Marr’s got PAKA by the head again and looking to punish the Shortest Fuse even more. One of the fans gets a little too close and Marr smacks their drink out of their hand! PAKA uses this momentary distraction to elbow Marr in the side and shoves himself away from the barricade! He’s wobbly, stumbling but PAKA is still on his feet. Who knows for how long, though!
Rich Russillo: Heeeeere’s Charlie! Marr rushes for PAKA with a quick step but PAKA’s ready for him! A quick two-step from PAKA and he sends Marr sailing back first into that barricade with a shotgun dropkick with more power than any of us thought he had left! PAKA rolls backward to get to his feet and Jordie helps Charlie back to his feet as well.
James Peters: They better take this fight back into the ring! The official is giving them some leeway but who knows how much!
Rich Russillo: It’ll be fine! It’s the King of Elite Tournament!
James Peters: Shortfuse PAKA getting the better of Marr as they rush each other again! PAKA’s lariat takes Marr right off his feet. His anger showing, Shortfuse PAKA pulls Marr up by his beard and rolls him back into the ring. PAKA follows just as quickly, sliding in under the bottom rope before Marr can totally get to his feet. PAKA back in control.
Rich Russillo: Marr sitting up in the ring now, his back to Shortfuse PAKA. PAKA lines up behind Marr and takes aim with a hard-hitting penalty kick right to Charlie’s back! Marr writhes in pain and PAKA snatches Marrr back down to the mat to cover him.
James Peters: But to no avail! Charlie Marr kicks out of that with ease and not even Shortfuse PAKA is shocked. Both competitors rise to their feet and Shortfuse PAKA offers Charlie Marr a nod of respect. Charlie Marr smirks and headbutts PAKA right dead center of his face and holy shit I think he broke his nose!
Rich Russillo: PAKA’s bleeding and Marr’s unphased by the brutality of which he’s been displaying since the bell rang. Marr doubles PAKA over with a strong kick to the gut and wastes not another moment in grabbing PAKA by the waist and flipping him up into the air! PAKA’s arms flail a bit as Charlie Marr just holds him up there for a moment. PAKA’s got nowhere to go but down!
James Peters: FALLING POWERBOMB! Look at the ring! The ring is shaking! HOLY SHIT! I don’t know if PAKA’s getting up from that one.
Rich Russillo: I don’t know if PAKA CAN get up from that one. That was brutal.
James Peters: But it looks like Marr wants to find out because he’s not covering him. Marr climbs through the ropes to the apron and slingshots himself back inside, bringing down that powerful elbow and driving it right into the chest of Shortfuse PAKA! PAKA’s body shudders from the impact and he rolls over as Charlie Marr gets up to his feet. Marr pounds his chest in victory, mocking the crowd just a bit before sharing a pointing session with Jordie, who’s clapping on the outside.
Rich Russillo: Oh no. Oh shit! Charlie! Charlie, turn around!
James Peters: PAKA is back on his feet and catches Charlie from behind! Those arms are locked in and Shortfuse PAKA hoists Charlie Marr up into a german suplex! Marr is folded in half and Shortfuse PAKA seeks control of this match once again! PAKA yanks on that beard again, pulling Marr over to the corner and shoving him into the bottom turnbuckle! Shortfuse PAKA with some quick stomps to keep Marr in place! Marr looking a little dazed and confused at the moment, giving PAKA time to back up because we know what’s coming here! Shortfuse PAKA with the running hip atta– NO!
Rich Russillo: YES! Jordie Marr yanking Charlie out of the ring at the last possible moment! Shortfuse PAKA hitting the turnbuckle and eating all of that one! Quick thinking by Jordie Marr there to keep Charlie from suffering such a cheap tactic by Shortfuse PAKA!
James Peters: And what Jordie just did? Is that not a cheap tactic?
Rich Russillo: No, that’s strategy. There’s a difference. And what a difference it is because now Jordie’s up on the apron and yelling at the official! The official’s back is turned to deal with Jordie and there goes Charlie Marr sitting on those steel stairs leading up to the ring! Wait a minute… what is he doing? He’s got Shortfuse PAKA by the ring post and he’s reaching inside to…
James Peters: No, he can’t do this! He can’t do this! He’s going to kill him! MARR DON’T DO THIS!
Rich Russillo: TRANQUILITY! IT’S LOCKED IN! AROUND THE POLE!
James Peters: TURN AROUND REF!
Rich Russillo: PAKA can’t get out of this one and Marr has that rear-naked chokehold locked in as best as he can. The ring post is not forgiving at all.
James Peters: Finally! Finally, Jordie Marr hops down off the apron and the official can once again focus on the two people that are supposed to be in this match! And the ref is not having it! The official rushing over to break up the hold, pulling at Charlie’s arms himself and letting PAKA roll forward onto the mat! I don’t know, partner. I think the damage might be done.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, I think you’re right. I think Shortfuse PAKA’s done for. Here comes Marr, rolling back into the ring. Marr stalking over to Shortfuse PAKA and kicking him over onto this back. Charlie Marr’s cover is a formality at this point but there it is. The referee’s down to count.
James Peters: PAKA GETS THE SHOULDER UP! At the last humanly possible second, Shortfuse PAKA gets his shoulder off the mat! This match is not over, folks! Not yet! The King of Elite Tournament brings out the best in each and every one of Voltage’s Elitists and we are witnessing it first hand in Shortfuse PAKA tonight!
Rich Russillo: And Charlie Marr.
James Peters: … and Charlie Marr.
Rich Russillo: Marr looking a bit angrier than usual as he gets to his feet. It’s obvious he thought he had put PAKA away but he’s going to have to punish him some more it looks like. Something I don’t think he’ll have a problem doing. Charlie Marr has no shortage of ways to punish his opponents and it looks like we’re about to see that in action right now.
James Peters: PAKA somehow managing to get back on his feet as Marr stalks him. PAKA wipes some of the blood from his face and motions for Marr to bring it on. And you don’t have to tell Marr twice because here he comes! Marr aims another big boot at PAKA but PAKA ducks and rushes Marr! Shortfuse PAKA grabs Marr around the waist and raises him up… SPINEBUSTER!
Rich Russillo: PAKA’s not done! PAKA grabs for Marr’s legs as he backs away from the impact of Marr’s back hitting the mat! PAKA flips Marr over and there it is! SHORTFUSE LOCK! SHORTFUSE LOCK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING! PAKA has the pressure on and I don’t think Charlie can reach the ropes!! This could be the upset that PAKA’s been looking for!
James Peters: But here comes Jordie Marr! Back up on the apron! WITH AN ECHOING SLAP TO THE FACE OF SHORTFUSE PAKA! PAKA’s ANGER GETS THE BETTER OF HIM AND HE RELEASES THE HOLD ON MARR! PAKA’S GOING AFTER JORDIE AND FOR GOOD REASON!
Rich Russillo: BUT THERE’S MARR! MARR IS UP ON HIS FEET AND WITH THE FOREARM TO THE BACK OF PAKA’S SKULL! PAKA HITS THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS OFF, SPINNING RIGHT AROUND INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF CHARLIE MARR! I THINK IT’S TIME TO END THIS, JP!
James Peters: THE HEADMASTER RITUAL! THERE IT IS! Shortfuse PAKA’s lights have to be completely out at this point! Such a devastating spinebuster if I ever saw one. PAKA’s down and he’s not moving. But it doesn’t look like Charlie cares because he’s not covering. Not yet.
Rich Russillo: No way Marr’s falling for that again. He’s tried to put PAKA away multiple times tonight and somehow he keeps finding ways to survive. If Marr wants this victory he’s going to have to make sure. And there’s only one way to make sure that PAKA has no chance in hell of staying alive.
James Peters: And I think we’re about to see it here. Charlie Marr circling Shortfuse PAKA’s body like a vulture. The look of disgust on Charlie’s face says it all as if there’s not a damn thing Marr respects about Shortfuse PAKA. As if this entire match was beneath him in the first damn place and now he’s about to make PAKA pay for wasting as much of The Libertine’s time as he has.
Rich Russillo: Marr grabs PAKA by the head and pulls him up to his feet. PAKA is wobbly but Marr holds him steady with one hand while the second one smooths out his beard as if to wipe away all of PAKA’s disrespectful yanking on the hair there. With a sneer on his lips, Marr kicks PAKA right in the gut. PAKA’s head gets tucked, those arms get hooked and there she is! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!
James Peters: The sound of Shortfuse PAKA’s head hitting the mat like that is one that I don’t think I’ll forget for quite some time. Charlie Marr with the immediate cover on Shortfuse PAKA. The official is right there to make the count as Jordie Marr stands on the apron just waiting for the formality to be done with.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, I think this one’s all over, JP.
(DING DING DING!)
Bella Braxton: And here is your winner… CHARLIE MARR!
(Jordie’s right there as Charlie gets his hand raised by the official. The Marrs don’t stay long, leaving the ring almost immediately. The official moves to check on Shortfuse PAKA as he starts to stir…)
James Peters: What a hard-fought match by Shortfuse PAKA.
Rich Russillo: Close but no cigar!
James Peters: And with Charlie Marr moving on to the next round of the King of Elite Tournament, you have to wonder what’s next for PAKA.
Rich Russillo: I think we’re about to find out! Look!
(Korey Gaines steps out onto the stage… dragging Provencal behind him.)
James Peters: It’s Korey Gaines! And he’s got Provencal! What’s happening?!
(PAKA’s up on his feet in the ring and his attention is yanked towards the stage.)
Korey Gaines: (off-mic) I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU I’D GET REVENGE! THIS IS YOUR DOING, PAKA! YOUR FAULT!
(PAKA stumbles towards the ropes but he’s still not stable after that brutal match.)
James Peters: Oh no. Korey can’t be serious. He’s not about to do what I think he’s about to do!
Rich Russillo: I think he is, JP!
(Korey Gaines dives off the stage with Provencal…)
James Peters: HOLY SHIT! OKIE DESTROYER! RIGHT INTO THE STAGE EQUIPMENT! HOLY SHIT!
Rich Russillo: WHAT THE HELL IS KOREY THINKING! WE’RE GOING TO NEED MEDICAL OUT HERE NOW! THEY COULD BOTH BE DEAD! WHAT THE HELL!
(Here comes both EAW Security and Medical from backstage! They rush off the stage to check on both men… but Korey Gaines gets up on his own. Korey glares back at PAKA as the medical staff checks on Provencal behind him. With a smile, Korey Gaines turns and walks away… leaving Shortfuse PAKA both stunned and angry in the ring.)
(Voltage fades into a recap for Friday Night Dynasty.)
(A recap for Friday Night Dynasty plays highlighting the National Elite Champion, Lethal Consequences, and his valiant fight for #MensRights. A riot damn near broke out at Dynasty, prompting General Manager, StarrStan, to enlist in the help of ‘The Mauler.’ StarrStan would grant Kassidy Heart a National Elite Championship shot at King of Elite and she would promptly take a cattle prod and dismantle the #MensRights mob. LC would get away before Kassidy could get her hands on him!)
(Voltage fades back in and focuses in on Terry Chambers. The Barbaric Carnivore is seen getting ready for his tag team match with Joy Cassidy against Consuela Rose Ava and Andrea Valentine, which is coming up next. A stagehand is approaching Terry, but before she can reach the former Interwire Champion, Captain Charisma walks into the scene. The Voltage Commissioner is looking like a snack as per usual, and when he approaches Terry, Terry can’t help but give him a suspicious look.)
Captain Charisma: Just the man I wanted to see!
(Terry raises an eyebrow and straightens up to his full height, which is honestly a little intimidating. Captain Charisma isn’t fucked, of course. He smirks at Terry and pats the big man on the shoulder.)
Captain Charisma: Look, I know you’re pissed about last week and rightfully so…
Terry Chambers: Pissed would be an understatement, Matt. I’m sick of getting robbed and watching undeserving pricks like Charlie Marr get opportunities that should go to me. I bust my ass for this brand, and when shit like last week continues to happen, it makes me start questioning a lot of things, including how this brand is run. I haven’t hidden my feelings towards Voltage, and I thought for sure that Veena getting the boot and you getting full control of the show back would change things, but the more they change, the more they seem to stay the same. We both know it’s bullshit Marr is still in the King of Elite tournament, and we both know he’ll probably find a way to fuck either Rex or Bethany out of a finals spot next week.
(Captain Charisma sighs because he really can’t argue with Terry. The commish agreed with Terry that Charlie and Jordie’s actions last week were heinous.)
Captain Charisma: I’m not going to argue with you on that. Charlie Marr has had a nice little run this season doing absolutely nothing but skating by. His actions last week were inexcusable, and it seems like Road to Redemption didn’t humble him at all. I wish things would have worked out differently for you last week, but I won’t be reversing the referee’s decision. But what I can do is try and make it right for you some other way.
(That captures Terry’s interest, and the initial suspicion he had when Captain Charisma walked up to him has been replaced with genuine curiosity.)
Terry Chambers: And how are you going to do that?
(Captain Charisma places his hands in his pockets and a grin crosses his face.)
Captain Charisma: I’m going to offer you a title shot.
Terry Chambers: A title shot?
Captain Charisma: Yes. At King of Elite, you’re going to find yourself in a title match. What title you decide to go for is entirely up to you but I want that decision by next week. I’m not here to play games or screw people over, or allow my Voltage Elitists to unfairly lose out on opportunities that could change the course of their careers. We don’t know if you would have ultimately beat Charlie last week, but the fact is, you didn’t get a fair chance at it. The winner of King of Elite is granted a world championship match whenever they want, as you know, however I know earlier in the season you fell victim to Dr. Bethany Blue as well.
(Terry thinks this over for a minute.)
Terry Chambers: So you’re telling me that I can go to King of Elite and fight for either the EAW World Championship or the Interwire Championship?
(Captain Charisma nods.)
Captain Charisma: That’s right. Like I said, I need to know by next week.
Terry Chambers: I don’t need until next week to make my decision. I already know what I want.
Captain Charisma: Alright.
Terry Chambers: I said it earlier this week that my goal is to become the EAW Champion, and that’s exactly what I was planning to set my sights on AFTER winning the King of Elite crown. As tempting as it would be to square off against Bethany again, you can’t guarantee me she will be in a position to defend her championship at King of Elite. She might make the finals, and where would that leave me? I would be on the outside, looking in, and left off the card. That’s not what I want.
Captain Charisma: An Elitist being double-booked isn’t unheard of, even if it’s not ideal. The Interwire Championship is getting defended at King of Elite regardless if Dr. Blue makes the finals of the tournament or not. She knows what she signed up by signing her name on the dotted line.
Terry Chambers: That’s fair enough. I reckon Rex is in the same position as well knowing that Fire and Ice will be facing off against The ILLIONAIRES at King of Elite.
Captain Charisma: Like I said, not ideal, but it is what it is.
(There’s a brief pause, and finally Terry nods his head.)
Terry Chambers: I had my chance to win back the Interwire Championship and it didn’t go my way. I’ve closed the book on that chapter of my career and made peace with it. I’m moving on. I’ve always wanted to become world champion, and if my experience inside the Elimination Chamber taught me anything, it’s that I’m willing to endure absolute hell in order to earn the right to call myself that. The satisfaction of knowing Charlie Marr isn’t the EAW Champion anymore doesn’t soften the blow of me not having that championship for myself.
(Captain Charisma chuckles.)
Captain Charisma: #AnyoneButCharlie
Terry Chambers: Andrea was always projected to win a world championship and at Road to Redemption, she finally achieved the dream. She’s been the bane of my existence here in EAW. Someone I underestimated during our Openweight Championship bout and paid the price against. She got me again right after Pain for Pride during the Clash of Champions’ match, so I guess we’re going to see if the third time’s the charm for me.
Captain Charisma: Andrea Valentine versus Terry Chambers for the EAW World Championship at King of Elite? I like it. I wish you good luck, Terry.
Terry Chambers: You can save the good luck wishes for Andrea because at King of Elite, I’m going to make sure she experiences the feeling of deja vu. She won the Specialists Championship last year at Road to Redemption and failed in her first title defense at King of Elite. History’s about to repeat itself for Andrea, and I’m going to walk out of Italy with my first ever EAW World Championship.
(The stagehand catches Terry’s attention and signals that it’s time to get ready for his tag team match. Captain Charisma extends his hand, and Terry shakes it, basically making the Voltage main event for King of Elite official.)
(Voltage fades back to the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is a TAG TEAM MATCH! And it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons plays to cheers as Terry makes his way out. He has a smirk on his face as he looks around before turning it into a face of seriousness and making his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in at 287 pounds… THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE… TERRY CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: As if Terry needed more incentive to win this match, just a few moments ago it was decided that he would be squaring off against Andrea for the EAW World Championship at King of Elite!
James Peters: It’s safe to say with what he’s been given I’m sure he’s coming into this match with fierce determination. I’m sure Terry is not going to let this match pass by him.
(Terry stops at the end of the ramp as ‘Natural’ fades away as he looks to the stage. ‘Desire’ by Meg Myers plays as the cheers turn to a sour mixed reaction as Joy Cassidy comes out to the stage. She gives a twirl and a bow before making her way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his partner… from London, England… weighing in at 130 pounds… THE REINCARNATION OF APHRODITE… JOY CASSIDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: We can’t forget about Terry’s partner tonight, Joy Cassidy. Last week Joy pulled off a win on Dynasty against Sapphire Estelle advancing her in the Iconic Cup. Whilst that’s her main priority she’s focusing her attention on this match as she states she’s getting this done and over with.
James Peters: Either way this team is very lethal in every aspect of the way. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled out the win but then again it would come as a shock, let’s see if they can face the odds.
(Joy joins Terry at the end of the ramp and looks at him emotionless before entering the ring along with him getting prepared in their corner as ‘Desire’ fades out.)
(‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX plays to loud cheers as Andrea Valentine comes out from the backstage area. She stays on the stage as she raises her EAW Championship in the air as ‘Roll With Me’ is replaced by ‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes which hits to cheers as Consuela Rose Ava joins Andrea on the stage. They both look at each other and give a nod as they make their way to the ring interacting with the crowd in the process.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents… at a combined weight of 230 pounds… THE TEAM OF THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION ANDREA VALENTINE!!!!!!!!!! AND CONSUELA ROSE AVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: This team is composed much differently than the team they’re facing on the other side. The Beating Hearts of Voltage have been a widely known staple of Voltage for some time now and teaming is something that was never out of the picture for them.
James Peters: But there’s a lot going on for this team as well as earlier in the show Consuela accepted the challenge of Lars Grier for the 24/7 contract, and of course we can’t forget Andrea now having the task of defending her title against Terry. This is a must win match for them and of course I’m sure if we know this team well enough they won’t disappoint with their efforts.
(Andrea and Consuela enter the ring and both go to opposite corners of the ring jumping up to the top rope and raising their hands in the air. They both jump down and go to their corners talking about game plan as “We Appreciate Power” fades out and the Ref signals for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this tag match is underway now. Terry and Andrea starting off this match for their seperate teams as this is not the first time they’ve encountered. Andrea has beaten Terry twice yet I’m sure Terry is set on changing that tonight adding a win to his list. Their not wasting time on a lock up as Terry runs straight in and hits a running forearm! Andrea knocked to a knee as Terry brings her up and throws her into the corner! Andrea stumbles out as Terry waits for Andrea. DISCUS CLOTHESLINE DECAPITATES THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION!
James Peters: Terry has the advantage early into this match but this could change in an instant. Terry bringing Andrea up and sending her into a irish whip keeping the pace up in this match. Andrea stopping as she gains control running at Terry. HURRICANRANA TAKES TERRY DOWN! But Terry rolls right back up attempting a clothesline! But Andrea slides under grabbing the legs of Terry and pulling him down! Andrea running to the ropes as Terry drags himself up to a knee. RUNNING METEORA TAKES TERRY DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Terry starting to feel the damage inflicted upon him as he reaches a hand to his corner miles away in desperation. Andrea grabbing Terry by the head as she brings him over to her corner. But Terry trying to fight back with elbows right to her gut. But Andrea barely reaching out to her corner!
James Peters: Consuela enters this match as she enters the ring. Andrea throwing Terry to Consuela leaving him wide open! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TAKES TERRY DOWN! Terry stumbles down as the tables have suddenly turned in this match. He isn’t giving up though as he slowly brings himself up but Consuela quickly grabs him. RUNNING KNEE TAKES TERRY DOWN TO A KNEE! Consuela grabbing Terry once more not wasting a moment in this match for a break. TERRY QUICKLY GRABBING CONSUELA THOUGH! CONSUELA SLAMMED TO THE GROUND WITH A POP-UP POWERBOMB BY TERRY OUT OF NOWHERE!
Rich Russillo: Terry bringing Consuela up bringing her to a corner. Terry slamming Consuela face first into the top turnbuckle! Consuela turning in the corner as Terry grabs her once more. But Consuela managing to clock Terry with a forearm forcing him back! Terry’s calm composure has turned to anger as he runs to Consuela. But Consuela lifting herself up kicking Terry right in the face! Consuela runs at Terry once more looking to take him down. BUT TERRY WITH A BIG GERMAN SUPLEX! Terry grabbing Consuela and sending her into his corner I think he’s looking for a tag.
James Peters: Joy Cassidy is tagged into this match! Terry bringing Consuela out of the corner as Joy enters the ring. Joy with a solid punch right to the gut of Consuela! Terry pushing Consuela down as he goes to his corner and Joy lifts her up. HAIRPULL WHIP! NO! Consuela managing to grab the arm of Joy and slap her away! Joy executing a kick! BUT CONSUELA WITH A QUICK SCORPION KICK TAKING JOY DOWN! Joy falls to a knee but quickly gets up. Consuela firing a forearm right to Joy but she wastes no time firing back! Joy managing to get the headstart with quick fire forearms to The Perfectionist! Joy with a stiff one pushing Consuela back more! Consuela stumbling back as she runs to Joy. JOY WITH A BIG DROPKICK TAKES CONSUELA DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Consuela getting up but Joy is ready for her. Joy attempts a enziguri but Consuela ducks under! Joy falls stomach first to the ground as Consuela picks her up! SNAP DDT TAKES JOY DOWN TO THE MAT! Joy rolling down grabbing her head as Consuela jumps up to the top rope. Joy slowly getting up as Consuela is ready for her! CONSUELA WITH A CROSSBODY! NO! Joy rolling through lifting Consuela up with pure strength! BACKBREAKER CRACKS CONSUELA IN HALF SENDING HER TO THE GROUND IN PAIN! Joy bringing Consuela to her corner as Terry is practically begging for the tag!
James Peters: Terry is in! Joy moving back and grabbing a hold of Consuela’s hair as she pushes him right into Terry! TERRY WITH A LARIAT FLIPPING CONSUELA TO THE GROUND! Terry quickly bringing Consuela up as he lifts her off the ground! POWERBOMB SLAMS CONSUELA INTO THE CORNER! CCS ENZIGURI! RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE CONNECTS AS TERRY SLAMS CONSUELA TO THE GROUND AND GOES FOR THE PIN!
Rich Russillo: ANDREA BREAKS UP THE PIN! Andrea is right back into this match as Joy quickly enters the ring. INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER! ANDREA CONNECTS WITH XOXO ON JOY AS SHE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! Andrea quickly going to her corner as Consuela crawls for her life! She’s almost there but Terry is up as he leaps towards her!
James Peters: ANDREA IS TAGGED INTO THIS MATCH! Andrea jumps into this match as Terry quickly gets up to his feet. Terry running over to Andrea but Andrea takes him down with a dropkick! Andrea grabbing Terry by the head and bringing him up. ANDREA WITH A NECKBREAKER SENDING TERRY DOWN! Terry trying to roll away but Andrea is on the hunt as she quickly grabs the arm of Terry and brings him up. SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE TAKES HIM DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Andrea falling into a corner as Terry is dazed getting up to his feet. Andrea running at Terry! TERRY WITH A SPINEBUSTER OUT OF NOWHERE AS BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN! Terry with a big move as he slowly crawls to pull himself up. Andrea is up now stunned as Terry is right behind her like a shark stalking his prey. LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS! NO! Andrea with a sharp elbow before Terry could execute it pushing him back. Andrea quickly irish whipping Terry as he falls into a corner!
James Peters: JOY HAS TAGGED HERSELF IN! Joy quickly enters as Andrea just now realizes! Joy with a clothesline right to Andrea out of the gate! Andrea quickly getting up though trying to keep the pace. But Joy with a dropkick sending her back! Andrea getting up once more as she swings a punch at Joy! BUT JOY QUICKLY DUCKS UNDER AS SHE TAKES ANDREA’S HEAD OFF WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!
Rich Russillo: Andrea’s up as she grabs the ropes trying to tag out to Consuela but that isn’t going to happen as Joy grabs her and pulls her over. JOY WITH A STIFF SLAP RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF ANDREA’S FACE! That surely made an effect as Andrea falls to her knees. Joy attempting another one but Andrea grabs the hand! Andrea up on her feet as she gains balance. ANDREA WITH A HIGH KICK RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF JOY KNOCKING HER DOWN!
James Peters: Joy caught by surprise as her eyes are widening slowly bringing herself up to her feet. Andrea not wasting a moment as she pulls Joy in! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! Joy still up as Andrea grabs her! XOXO! INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER CONNECTS ONCE MORE ON JOY AS ANDREA ATTEMPTS A PIN!
Rich Russillo; JOY POWERS OUT! Andrea is showing growing frustration as she’s getting up to her feet now. She’s climbing up the turnbuckles I think it’s clear she wants to finish it right now! TERRY! Terry clubbing Andrea right on the head stunning her! Andrea in a dangerous position as Terry isn’t done. Terry climbing up and joining Andrea what sick move could he be thinking?! OH MY GOD! TERRY WITH A SUPERPLEX TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! Consuela entering the ring assessing the situation for her team. BREAK YA FACE! JOY OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE POP UP KNEE STRIKE AS BOTH OF THEM FALL! Terry in pain but he slowly brings himself up and to the corner as Joy slowly crawls!
James Peters: Terry is in this match and right now he’s just picking up the pieces. Terry dropping down and grabbing Andrea rolling her into the ring. Andrea slowly getting up though as Terry rolls into the ring. TERRY GRABS ANDREA! BUT ANDREA WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST BEFORE TERRY CAN DO ANYTHING! Terry left stunned as Andrea’s burst of energy caught him by surprise! Andrea with multiple chops sending Terry back. Wait Terry grabbing Andrea! Terry with a big chop that could leave Gavin Kirkland crying!
Rich Russillo: Andrea falling back as she falls into a corner now and Terry runs at her. Terry attempts a clothesline but Andrea rolls out of the way just in time! Terry turning around as Andrea runs towards her. RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER BY ANDREA WITH EXTRAORDINARY STRENGTH TAKING DOWN TERRY IN A INSTANT! Andrea wasting no time leaping for her corner!
James Peters: CONSUELA IS TAGGED INTO THIS MATCH! Consuela enters the ring as she quickly runs at Terry! TERRY ATTEMPTS A GERMAN SUPLEX BUT CONSUELA LANDS ON HER FEET QUICKLY! Terry goes to a knee as Consuela is ready for him. Consuela with a kick right to the face of Terry! Terry stunned but is still keeping himself up as Consuela drags him up herself. SPANISH FLY! NO! Terry with a big elbow right to the side of Consuela’s face taking her back! Terry gaining control as she runs at Consuela! TERRY WITH A SPEAR SENDING CONSUELA OUT OF THE RING!
Rich Russillo: Both of them are down but not down for long as they slowly begin to show signs of life now. Terry grabbing a hold of a barricade pulling himself up as Consuela grabs a hold of the ring apron in the process. Terry up as he grabs the barricade and leans against it. CONSUELA RAMMING TERRY RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE OUT OF NOWHERE! Consuela grabbing Terry and rolling him into the ring as Terry rolls himself over to the center of the ring quickly trying to gain some distance. Consuela rolls into the ring now as she yells at Terry to get up. I think I know what’s coming here! LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!
James Peters: WAIT! CONSUELA FALLS INTO TERRY! TERRY LIFTING CONSUELA UP ON HER SHOULDERS! THE RESISTANCE IS STRONG AS TERRY EXECUTES! T-5! T-5 CONNECTS AS TERRY QUICKLY GOES FOR A PIN ON A DOWN CONSUELA!
Rich Russillo: WAIT! ANDREA ENTERS THE RING AND RUNS OVER!
James Peters: SHE LEAPS!
Rich Russillo: BREAKUP- TOO LATE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Natural’ plays as Terry Chambers quickly pulls himself out of the ring and out of the grasp of Andrea Valentine. Terry gets up to his feet and eyes his King of Elite opponent with a smirk as he gets joined by Joy Cassidy and both raise their hands in the air in victory)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here are your winners, THE TEAM OF TERRY CHAMBERS AND JOY CASSIDY!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: What an excellent match we’ve seen here tonight as the underdog team of Terry and Joy come out with the win! Which questions could this possibly be a preview for King of Elite?
Rich Russillo: :whoa: Let’s not jump that far here. Terry tonight managing to get his firstl victory over Andrea and I’m sure he’s excited about that, but he still hasn’t pinned Andrea in a match. Whilst that may not predict who is going to be EAW World Champion I’m sure this is going to fuel the match even more! As for Joy this is a huge statement going into her Iconic Cup match now as this is a big win! And if I could say possibly the biggest win of her career! Congratulations to both teams but in the end Terry and Joy pulled out the win!
(The last shot is of Andrea helping Consuela up to her feet and out of the ring. Consuela is a bit shaken and confused as everything happened in a blur. Andrea looks down the ramp and locks eyes with Terry and shakes her head. Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Microsoft Surface Pro.)
(Voltage opens to the guerilla area where Zak Simmons and Shawn Sturgis are standing by. Shawn’s match is up next, but Simmons and Sturgis are both in deep conversation about something. Chances are it doesn’t have anything to do with the Big Bak Bhampionship that is slung over Zak’s shoulder.)
Zak Simmons: Did you see the look on his face? Dude was shook that we showed up, and rightfully so. I’m pretty sure Windgate wasn’t expecting two people to show interest in his championship.
(Simmons is referring to what went down on Dynasty a couple of nights ago. The newly crowned New Breed Champion, Justin Windgate, was being interviewed by Stew-O. Justin had made a promise to the EAW Universe that the New Breed division was changing but before he could tell everyone how it would change, the Voltage duo of Simmons and Sturgis showed up and interrupted everything.)
Shawn Sturgis: I think you and I are exactly what it means to be part of the ‘New Breed’ around here. We work hard, take no prisoners, and make sure we leave a lasting impression on everyone we face.
Zak Simmons: You’re damn right. I look forward to hearing that pussy reply, and when he does accept the challenge, I can’t wait to be a bhamp AND a champ.
Shawn Sturgis: We’ll see about that because that New Breed Championship will look real good around my waist.
Zak Simmons: :mjgrin: You know something, man? If you do manage to win the New Breed Championship, I would be fine with that because you would have earned it. The two of us have come along way and if our rivalry taught me anything, it’s that you’re a hell of a competitor.
Shawn Sturgis: :wow: I have nothing but respect for you and for the wars we have been in against one another. I was surprised at how well we worked together last week and it was a no-brainer to crash Dynasty with you this weekend and go for that New Breed Championship. You’re right that only one of us can win, and even though I plan for it to be me, I’d shake your hand like a man if it happened to be you.
(Simmons and Sturgis let the silence settle over them. They’re both thinking about their professional history with one another and what got them both to this point. The respect each of them are vocalizing for one another is not contrived. It’s about as authentic as you get in the crazy world of professional wrestling. After a moment, it’s Simmons who decides to break the silence.)
Zak Simmons: Who knew that bloodshed could create such strange bedfellows?
Shawn Sturgis: Amazing, isn’t it?
Zak Simmons: I meant what I said about how I don’t forget or forgive, but what we accomplished last week should put everyone on notice. We made a statement and I really believe that we should set our sights on tag team championship gold. Right now we got other plans, but after we take care of the pothead and one of us walks away as the New Breed Champion, I say we go for it. Voltage hasn’t challenged for the Unified Tag Team Championships all season and there’s no guarantee that Fire And Ice will be bringing home the gold if they manage to beat The ILLIONARES at King of Elite, so let’s go for it. Why not us?
(Sturgis takes a moment to think this over, and he’s pretty intrigued.)
Shawn Sturgis: I think challenging for those tag team championships with you would be great. Let’s do it. I think we can both agree that Windgate’s not stupid enough to turn down a challenge right after winning his first title in a million years. After one of us takes that New Breed belt off of him, I’m willing to rule the tag team division with you. We worked great together last week and got our new year started off right.
(Simmons nods and this time, he’s the one who extends his hand.)
Zak Simmons: The tag team division won’t know what hit ‘em.
(Sturgis shakes Simmons’ hand, thus signaling the beginning of a new found partnership on Voltage.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside where James and Rich are talking in the background.)
James Peters: Welcome back to Dynasty! Coming up next, a singles bout between the electric Korey Gaines, and The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air, Shawn Sturgis!
Rich Russillo: Oh boy, I can’t wait for this one, James! The starpower these two bring to Voltage is nearly unmatched. A win tonight could launch one of these superstars into the main event scene, but they must be prepared to lay it all on the table!
James Peters: From these two? I’d certainly expect no less! This match will be a surefire classic, but enough with the chit chat, let’s dive right into the match!
(‘Thunderstruck’ by ACDC begins to play as Korey Gaines enters the arena.)
James Peters: Korey Gaines seems to have a little pep to his step right now. Earlier tonight, he vowed to get revenge on Shortfuse PAKA and Provencal, and bruh. I think Korey murdered Provencal.
Rich Russillo: :wow: Poor Provencal. He didn’t dese- well… I guess he kind of did deserve it.
James Peters: Korey’s shown great determination and motivation in his sophomore season of EAW, and tonight pure aggression. He’s back with a vengeance after last week and he’s out to show us why he is the most promising young talent on Voltage, and why he will live up to his bright future in EAW!
Rich Rusillo: I agree. Korey Gaines has proven to be more than hype, he has shown us why he should be taken seriously and plans to continue to do so. But Shawn Sturgis has taken out the toughest of the tough, he’s face some of the baddest, most nasty competitors you can find anywhere, and he has come out on top. He has also proven why he is a credible threat to everyone on Voltage. This match will simply come down to who has more perseverance, who is more substance over meer hype?
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST, HAILING OUT OF OKLAHOMAAAA CIIIITYYYYYYYYY….WEIGHING IN AT 170lbs…..HE IS THE AERIAL WONDERRRRR….KOOOOREEEEYYYYY GAIIIINNNNEEEESSSSSS!!!!
(Crowd support Gaines with a chorus of cheers and claps.)
(‘Beautiful People’ by Marilyn Manson begins to play as Shawn Sturgis enters the arena to a mixed reaction.)
Rich Rusillo: Shawn Sturgis is still out to prove himself after losing the Big Boogie Championship to Zak Simmons. If you recall, The Woogieman was pinned that night, so Shawn doesn’t believe he truly lost that match. He’s got a chip on his shoulder, and seems to have moved on the New Breed Championship, but who knows what’s really going on with that?
James Peters: He’s proven himself on numerous occasions, but the hunger and strive to be the best is what maintains the greatness of a competitor. No matter what Shawn Sturgis accomplishes, no matter what heights he reaches, he will always have a chip on his shoulder, and he won’t stop until he’s proven every doubter wrong, that includes those who believe Korey Gaines will be triumphant tonight. Shawn Sturgis is as hungry as anyone to put a W on his record, and tonight is his opportunity to do so.
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT…..WRESTLING OUT OF RIVERSIDE, CALLLIIIFORNIAAAA….WEIGHING IN AT 199lbs….THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR…..SHAWNNNNNNN STUUURGGGIISSSS!!!
James Peters: Both men are here and eager to fight! Let’s dive right into this!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: Here we go! As this bout quickly kicks off, with both men immediately locking up, each one attempting to body the other…Korey Gaines quickly slips behind Sturgis, taking him down to the mat. That MMA training already playing a role in this match, as Korey Gaines controls Shawn Sturgis on the mat. Shawn quickly gets back to his feet and brings this match back to square one. Both men charge towards once again…SHAWN STURGIS COUNTERS THE LOCKUP INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!! LAUNCHING KOREY ACROSS THE RING, DROPPING HIM ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! WHAT A MOVE FROM SHAWN, EXPLODING ON KOREY GAINES!!!
Rich Russillo: A devastating suplex to begin this match! Korey Gaines appears to have made his way back to his feet, but he’s wearing the effects of that suplex, this is most definitely not the start Korey Gaines was looking for! Both men now more cautious to approach one another…Shawn Sturgis makes the first move as he charges at Korey Gaines with a nasty boot to the midsection…NOW A NECKBREAKER FROM SHAWN! Sturgis already targeting the neck, following the effect of that horrible German suplex from a bit ago, he smells blood in the water! Shawn now dropping elbows and knees on the back of Korey’s neck, these vicious strikes from a relentless Shawn Sturgis, that neck injury of Gaines appears as if it will be the focal point of Shawns gameeplan! I must say, it’s quite brilliant. Shawnn now brining Korey back up to his feet, possibly looking for another lethal attack to that neck …HE’S ATTEMPTING A DDT…KOREY GAINES IS TRYING TO COUNTER, DESPERATELY FIGHTING OUT OF THIS HOLD…HE DOES, HE SOMEHOW FINDS A WAY OUT, AND NAILS SHAWN STURGIS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! LIKE A BASEBALL BAT SWINGING AT YOUR SKULL! THAT COULD BE A TURNING POINT IN THIS MATCH, THAT COULD BE EXACTLY WHAT KOREY GAINES NEEDED …NOW GAINES HEADING TO THE OUTSIDE, HE’S ON THE APRON, BUT WHAT COULD HE BE LOOKING FOR?!? James Peters: This is not a wise move Rich, he appears to be attempting something quite high risk, but with that neck…OH NO…DON’T DO IT …HERE HE GOES …OFF THE TOP ROPE, SPRINGBOARD HURRICANRANA!!!! HE SENDS SHAWN STURGIS FLYING OUT OF THE RING WITH THAT ONE!! MY GOD WHAT A MOVE, THAT ATHLETICISM IS A PRIMARY EXAMPLE OF WHY HE IS ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIC HIGH FLYERS IN ALL OF EAW!!! HE’S TURNED THIS MATCH AROUND IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, THE TIDE OF THE BOUT HAS TURNED IN HIS FAVOR! NOW KOREY GAINES IS GOING TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER HIGH RISK MOVE, HE’S LAYING IT ALL ON THE LINE TONIGHT…KOREY GAINES EXPLODING OFF THE ROPES…AND AGAIN, HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF ONTO SHAWN WITH A SUICDE DIVVVVEEEEEEE-WAIT, HE GOT CAUGHT, SHAWN CAUGHT HIM, AND HE DRIVES KOREY SKULL FIRST TO THE FLOOR WITH A DISGUSTING DDT!!! OH MY GOD NO…THAT MOVE COULD HAVE JUST ENDED THE MATCH, AND POSSIBLY PUT GAINES OUT OF COMMISION FOR GOOD, JESUS CHRIST! SHAWN STURGIS HASN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE PREVIOUSLY INJURED NECK OF GAINES, AND HE IS WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LEAVE WITH A WIN, EVEN IF IT MEANS CUTTING KOREY GAINES CAREER SHORT IN THE PROCESS!
Rich Russillo: SHAWN STURGIS SHOWING NO REMORSE TONIGHT, NO HESITATION, MY GOD WHAT A HORRIFYING MOVE! Shawn’s attempting to bring Korey back in the ring…BUT HE LAUNCHES GAINES INTO THE BARRICADE, INFLICTING MORE DAMAGE!! HE ISN’T GOING TO GIVE KOREY GAINES ANY ROOM TO RECOVER, NO TIME TO GATHER HIMSELF, HE IS GOING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE WORK HE’S DONE!! SHAWN STURGIS NOW BRINING GAINES BACK IN THE RING AND HEADING IN FOR THE PIN….
Rich Rusillo: KICKOUT! A KICKOUT FROM GAINES, MY GOD AFTER THAT DDT ON THE FLOOR I HAVE NO IDEA HOW HE KICKED OUT! HOW HE SURVIVED. I’M NOT SURE HE EVEN MEANT TO KICK OUT, IT WAS JUST INSTINCT ALONE THAT KEPT GAINES ALIVE IN THIS MATCH!! Shawn seems as shocked as we are that Gaines survived, he thought he had it won! But he knows he can’t stop now, he knows if he is going to win he has to do whatever it takes, and he’s going to…HE’S SCALING THE TURNBUCKLES NOW, HE’S HEADING TO THE FLIGHT ZONE, HE’S GOING TO THE TOP…WHAT DOES HE HAVE PLANNED HERE …OH NO, HE LOOKS TO BE ATTEMPTING A LEG DROP FROM THE TOP, THIS WOULD SURELY END IT…SHAWN STURGIS FOR THE FINISH, WITH AN ULTRA LEG DROP FROM THE TOP-BUT KOREY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND SHAWN LANDS FLAT ON THE CANVAS!!! THERE WAS NO WATER IN THE POOL!! KOREY GAINES ABLE TO ESCAPE THE ASSAULT AND NOW IT’S SHAWN STURGIS STRUGGLING TO MOVE, HE PUT EVERYTHING HE HAD INTO THAT LEG DROP FROM THE TOP AND NOW GAINES HAS THE ADVANTAGE, THE TIDE HAS ONCE AGAIN TURNED ON SHAWN STRUGIS, HE WENT TO THE WELL ONE TOO MANY TIMES!!
James Peters: That’s exactly right Rich, and now Gaines is looking to inflict his will, to control the match, and secure the victory! Gaines waiting for Shawn to get to his feet…NOW ATTEMPTING ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BUT SHAWN DUCKS AND NAILS A FOREARM TO THE FACE…NOW A FOREARM FROM GAINES IS RETURNED …AND ANOTHER FROM SHAWN, AND ANOTHER FROM GAINES, THIS IS AN ALL OUT HOCKEY FIGHT!!! THE BRAWL IS ON!! BUT SHAWN STURGIS GAINS THE UPPER HAND WITH REPEATED STRIKES TO A NOW DAZED GAINES, SHAWN STURGIS COMES OFF THE ROPES LOOKING FOR A CLOTHESLINE…BUT IS MET WITH A SUPERKICK FROM GAINES!! RIGHT TO CHIN!! BUT SHAWN FOLLOWS UP WITH A STUNNER, DRIVING GAINES DOWN TO THE CANVAS…NOW ITS GAINES WHO FLIES AT SHAWN WITH A KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE!!! BOTH MEN ATTEMPT A SUPERKICK AND BOTH MEN DROP EACH OTHER TO THE CANVAS!!!! MY GOD WHAT A SEQUENCE, WHAT A WAR WE ARE WITNESSING BETWEEN TWO OF THE BEST YOUNG TALENTS ON THIS BRAND, THIS A TREAT TO WITNESS!!
Rich Rusillo: I COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER MYSELF, BOTH MEN POURING THEIR HEARTS OUT IN THE RING, PUTTING IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR THE VICTORY, THESE ARE TRUE WARRIORS!! BOTH MEN NOW ATTEMPTING TO MAKE THEIR WAY BACK UP TO THEIR FEET …AND THEY HAVE, STRUGGLING TO STAND, BOTH MEN STARE EACH OTHER DOWN, THE COLD HARD STARE OF TWO SOLDIERS, FIGHTING TO THE DEATH…SHAWN STURGIS CHARGES AT KOREY GAINES WITH A HUGE BOOT, RIGHT TO THE JAW, AND NOW HE’S LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BIG MOVE …SHAWN STURGIS WITH “LIGHTS OUT” TO KOREY GAINS, DROPPING GAINES RIGHT ON HIS HEAD, THAT NECK STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE EARLIER ATTACKS FROM SHAWN STURGIS!! WHAT A MOVE FROM SHAWN, THIS IS HIS CHANCE ONCE AGAIN TO CAPITALIZE AND TO HAVE HIS MOMENT, TO SECURE THE VICTORY AND PROVE WHY HE IS THE MOST DOMINANT YOUNG TALENT ON THIS BRAND …Wait, he’s not heading in for the pin, he laid Gaines lifeless body down in the corner…. he’s heading to the outside of the ring …What the hell is he doing…Shawn Sturgis could have finished it right there…WAIT, HE WANTS TO PUT THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN, HE WANTS TO SOLIDIFY HIS STATUS AND HAVE HIS STAR MOMENT!!…AS SHAWN STURGIS HEADS UP TO THE ROPE, SCALING THE TURNBUCKLES, HE WANTS TO FLY, HE WANTS TO FINISH IT RIGHT HERE!!! SHAWN STRUGIS FOR THE FINISH, YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR …SHAWN STURGIS WITH THE FLYYYYYYY AWAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!! THAT COAST TO COAST DROP KICK IN THE CORNER, AND HE NAILED IT, HE DROVE IT HOME, AS HE DROVE HIS BOOTS THROUGH THE HEART OF KOREY GAINES, SURELY SNUFFING OUT ANY HOPE KOREY GAINES HAD LEFT!!!!!! MY GOD WHAT A MOVE, THIS HAS TO BE THE FINISH, HE DID IT TO PERFECTION…BUT THAT TOOK SO MUCH OUT OF SHAWN, HE CAN’T GET OVER TO POINT HIM, HE CAN’T COVER HIM …HE CRAWLS HIS WAY TOWARDS KOREY AND BARELY DRAPES AN ARM OVER HIM, HERE’S THE PIN, SURELY THIS IS IT!!!!….
James & Rich: KICKOUTTTTTTTTTWGIOTIONTQBTMJBMNBBOPN!!!! HOLY SHIT, HOW!!!!!!!
(Voltage crowd erupts in awe, shocked to see Gaines still alive in this match after that move!)
James Peters: HOW RICH, HOW??!?!?! HE SHOULDN’T EVEN BE CONSCIOUS AFTER THAT, LET ALONE KICKOUT!!!!
Rich Rusillo: IT’S BECAUSE SHAWN COULDN’T COVER HIM, HE COULDN’T GET TO HIM SOON ENOUGH, THAT GAVE KOREY THE TIME HE NEEDED TO RECOVER!!! ONLY A FEW SECONDS SOONER, SHAWN WOULDHAVE WON THIS MATCH, KOREY WOULDN’T BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW, BUT HE IS, HE’S ALIVE AND SO IS THIS MATCH!!! THIS PLACE IS ROCKING, THE VOLTAGE CROWD ROARING OUT IN SUPPORT OF THESE TWO!!!
(Voltage crowd roars out with chants: “FIGHT FOREVER! FIGHT FOREVER! FIGHT FOREVER!”.)
James Peters: I AGREE, PLEASE FIGHT FOREVER!!!! SHAWN STRUGIS LIFTS KOREY GAINS BACK TO HIS FEET, ATTEMPTING TO FINISH IT AGAIN …NOW SHAWN HEADING OUT TO THE APRON…OH NO, WHAT DOES HAVE IN MIND …BUT KOREY GAINES HALTS THE ATTEMPT, AND DRIVES SHAWN DOWN WITH A ROPE HUNG PILEDRIVER!!!! OH MY GOD, HE JUST NAILED THAT PILEDRIVER, WHAT A MOVIE, HOW DID HE DO IT, HOW IS HE STILL MOVING?!?!?! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT NOW IS HIS MOMENT, iT’S JIS CHANCE TO SHINE …NOW HE NAILS THE DETONATION KICK, ANOTHER HUGE KICK TO THE HEAD OF SHAWN, GAINES OPPORTUNITY IS NOW!!!! HE’S HEADING UP TO THE TOP ROPE, DOING ANYTHING HE CAN TO SCALE THE ROPES, HAULING HIS BROKEN BODY TO THE TOP…THIS IS A SUICIDE MISSION…KOREY GAINES….NO WAY, HE CANT DO IT….GAINES WITH THE OKLAHHOOOMMAAAA TWISTTTEERRRRRRR!!!! THAT CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR, HE NAILED IT, FLATTENING THE BODY OF SHAWN STURGIS, ITS OVER!!! KOREY GAINES HEADS IN FOR THE PIN!!!
Rich Rusillo: KICKOUT!!!! AKWOODOPPEIDFNJRER!!!!! HOW THE FUCK DID SHAWN JUST KICK OUT, WHAT TH HELLL?!?!?! THE STRENGTH OF THESE TWO MEN IS UNHOLY, SHAWN STURGIS SURVIVING WHEN NOBODY ELSE WOULD!!!!
(Voltage arena once again explodes with shock and joy!)
James Peters: LOOK AT THE FACE OF KOREY GAINES, I THINK THAT RESEMBLES THE FEELING OF SCHO KWE ALL FELT WHEN SHAWN KICKED OUT!!! BUT KOREY KNOWS HIS TIME IS NOW, HEADING UP TO THE TOP ROPE AGAIN …KOREY GAINES WITH AN IMPLODING 450 SPLASHHHHH!!!! THAT ONE FINISHED HIM, THIS IS IT, KOREY GAINES HEADS IN FOR THE PIN…..
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: ITS OVER, GAINES DID IT!!! KOREY GAINES HAS WON!!!
Bella Braxton: HERRRREEEE IS YOOOUUURRRR WINNERRRRRR….KORRREEEEYYYY “THEEE ARRIEELLLL WONDEERRRRRR” GAIIINEEEESSSSSS!!!!
James Peters: Oh my lord, what a match we have just seen. A classic right before our eyes, both men displayed so much strength and heart. Korey Gaines may have won, but I can honestly say Shawn Strugis is in no shape or form a loser. He displayed excellence, mastery, and perseverance like no other. Congratulations to the winner of the contest, Korey Gaines! Thank you to both of these warriors for a classic match, and we’ll be back with more of the excitement coming up next!
(The camera takes another shot of the victorious Gaines before fading to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for the IBM Cloud. Let’s put smart to work.)
(Voltage fades back in from break and shows Bella standing in the center of the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…
(‘CARION IS’ by LOVECraft hits and a good amount of the crowd is booing, meanwhile the rest seems to not know how to react as Lars Grier slowly walks out to the stage. He has a stoic look on his face as he slowly makes his way down to the ring, not paying attention to anyone around him, and only on the match ahead of him.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring.. Residing in Toledo, Ohio… Weighing in at 264 pounds… LLLAAAARRRSSSS GGRRRIIIEERRR!!!!
James Peters: Honestly, this guy creeps me out nowadays.
Rich Russillo: Same here.
James Peters: Since returning, Lars Grier has become almost a completely different person. Wanting to wipe away his former self or as he says, start anew. We all paid witness to what he did to Jake Smith at Christmas in Dubai. Now he’s looking to add another win to his record in the form of the Universal Women’s Champion.
Rich Russillo: That’s a tough task for anyone, but with the way this guy has been, a win here isn’t out of the picture. Far from it.
(‘Mark my Words’ by Doll Skin follows and the reaction completely shifts into cheers as Raven Roberts begins walking out to the stage. She has a focused look on her face as she stares down her opponent, Lars Grier, before calmly walking down the ramp towards the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. Residing in Las Vegas, Nevada… Weighing in at 139 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, RRRAAAAVEEENNN ROOOOBBEERRRTSS!!!
James Peters: I’m sure unlike Lars, Raven has someone on the back of her mind in the form of Sienna Jade, which may be a bit of a disservice to most, but Raven has competed under almost any disservice imaginable. I don’t think focus will be a problem here. Just in case though, she needs to make sure she brings her best. Lars Grier, he’s not someone to just brush off.
Rich Russillo: I’m sure Raven herself knows that seeing how she looked towards him. She clearly knows he must be a threat going into this, but if there’s one thing I’d say she’s aiming to prove, it’s that this Lars is the same as the one we saw two years ago. Do you think she can do it?
James Peters: Honestly, I don’t know. This is a match where I can’t predict any winner, so all I have to say is, let’s start this-
(‘Unf*ckwithable’ by Deez Nuts plays and the crowd collectively looks confused for a moment, before beginning to boo realizing who it is. Not long after, Sienna Jade walks out, but makes her way down to the commentary table with a headset. She mockingly waves at Raven Roberts, who is clearly annoyed at her appearance here.)
Sienna Jade: Hi guys.
James Peters: Sienna Jade, w- what are you doing here?
Rich Russillo: Yeah, especially after what happened on Dynasty.
Sienna Jade: Commentary. Watching the match. You know how it goes.
James Peters: Well, it looks like we’ve got a special guest commentator in the form of Raven’s challenger at Clash of Kingdoms, Sienna Jade!
Rich Russillo: Now, let’s start this match!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: TALON!!! WHAT!? RAVEN JUST HIT THE TALON AS SOON AS THE BELL RANG! I STILL BELIEVE WE HAVE YET TO SEE EVERYTHING LARS GRIER IS CAPABLE OF, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE RAVEN ISN’T WAITING AROUND TO FIND OUT! THE COVER NOW BY RAVEN, AND THIS MATCH MAY BE OVER AS SOON AS IT BEGAN!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: KICK OUT WITH AUTHORITY FROM LARS! RAVEN’S GO-TO FINISHING MOVE FAILED TO GET THE JOB DONE EARLY ON, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S NOT GONNA WAIT AROUND FOR HIM TO GET UP EITHER AS SHE STARTS DELIVERING THESE HARD HITTING MOUNTED PUNCHES!
Sienna Jade: WOW, this is the Universal Women’s Champion? I couldn’t imagine being this desperate when the match only just started.
Rich Russillo: You can see it as desperate, but to be honest I think Raven has the right idea here. We all saw what Lars Grier did to Jake Smith at Christmas in Dubai. Jake barely even had the chance to fight back. Raven doesn’t want to go down that same route. Raven now, WITH AN ARMBAR ON LARS! RAVEN TRYING TO TAKE OUT LARS’ LEFT ARM EARLY ON INTO THIS MATCH, AND SURELY THAT’D BE A GREAT SERVICE GOING FORWARD FOR HER, AND THAT’S ASSUMING LARS DOESN’T TAP HERE!
James Peters: Lars seems to be struggling in that armbar, and it looks like even if that early Talon couldn’t get the job done, this very well could! Lars for some reason isn’t trying to reach for those ropes, what on Earth is he thinking? Surely he’d have to tap out right?
Sienna Jade: Maybe the armbar isn’t a whole lot to worry about. Lars seems just fine to me.
James Peters: I don’t know if that’s the reason. Lars does look like he’s trying to fight, maybe he just doesn’t want to use the ropes or something. Wait, WAIT! LARS WITH THE SCHOOL BOY, IS HE GONNA TRY AND STEAL IT!?
Rich Russillo: NO! LARS IS LIFTING RAVEN UP! LARS IS LIFTING RAVEN UP WITH ONLY ONE ARM, AND HE JUST DROPPED HER WITH A ONE ARMED POWERBOMB! BOTH COMPETITORS DROPPING TO THE MAT, BUT THIS ONE HAS ONLY JUST STARTED! Honestly I still can’t believe that this match started the way it did, and the fact that Lars was able to kick out despite being surprised like that, it’s incredible! Now it’s Lars slowly using the ropes to pull himself up, and it looks like he’s holding his chin after that Talon.
James Peters: Raven using the ropes to try and pull herself up, BUT LOOK OUT! LARS RUNNING THE ROPES, AND NOW HE- WAIT NO! RAVEN PULLS THE ROPES DOWN, CAUSING LARS TO FLY OVER THEM TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! IT DOESN’T TAKE TOO LONG FOR LARS TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT RAVEN IS ALREADY RUNNING THE ROPES! FLIGHT DESTROYE- Oh no. LARS JUST MANAGED TO CATCH RAVEN WHILE SHE TRIED TO HIT THE FLIGHT DESTROYER, AND NOW HE’S WALKING TOWARDS THE STEEL STEPS! LARS KICKING OFF THE TOP OF THE STEPS, AND NOW HE JUST HIT AN ALABAMA SLAM, CAUSING RAVEN TO CRASH BACK FIRST ONTO THE BOTTOM STEPS!!
Rich Russillo: Lars looking around before deadlifting Raven off of the ground, AND NOW THERE’S A POWERBOMB ONTO THE APRON!! LARS ROLLING RAVEN BACK INTO THE RING, BUT HE’S NOT GOING FOR THE COVER JUST YET! LARS DEADLIFTING RAVEN UP ONCE MORE, AND HE JUST HIT A SIT OUT POWERBOMB! LARS NOW WITH THE COVER AND LARS MAY HAVE JUST PUT AWAY THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION JUST LIKE THAT!
ONE! TWO!! T-
James Peters: KICK OUT BY RAVEN! Lars just sitting there, likely trying to take time to recover from both the armbar and that Talon, although ever since Lars managed to escape that submission he’s been in complete control of this match. Raven’s in deep trouble, even if she managed to survive just now.
Sienna Jade: Did you guys really expect anything different going into this? Of course Raven’s getting battered. Just like she’s gonna get battered and bruised at Clash of Kingdoms.
James Peters: Lars now tossing Raven into the ropes- BUT RAVEN REBOUNDS OFF OF THEM WITH A CODEBREAKER! LARS MANAGED TO STAY ON HIS FEET BUT HE’S ON SPAGHETTI LEGS RIGHT NOW! RAVEN RUNNING THE ROPES, AND THERE’S A SINGLE LEG DROPKICK, CAUSING LARS TO DROP DOWN TO A KNEE!
Rich Russillo: Raven now, WITH A SUNSET FLIP BOMB! RAVEN RELEASING THE PIN AS LARS GETS UP INTO A SEATED POSITION, BUT RAVEN JUST RAN THE ROPES, AND THERE’S A DROPKICK RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF LARS! RAVEN HAS MANAGED TO GROUND LARS ONCE AGAIN, AND NOW SHE’S GOING BACK FOR THAT LEFT ARM AS SHE PULLS IT UP, BEFORE STOMPING DOWN ON IT! JEEZ THAT LOOKED PAINFUL!
James Peters: Raven pulling his arm back up before stomping down on it once again, and you’ve got to wonder just how much damage must’ve been done to that arm! Lars is trying to get back up but Raven grabs that left arm once again and- SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE! JUST AS RAVEN TRIED TO GO FOR ANOTHER ARM TARGETED MOVE, LARS PULLED HER IN AND CONNECTED WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT COULD’VE TAKEN HER HEAD CLEAN OFF! Lars holding his arm, and you can see just how much pain he must be in after those stomps!
Rich Russillo: Raven managing to use the corner to pull herself up, AND NOW LARS CHARGES IN- BUT HE’S MET WITH BOTH BOOTS TO THE FACE! RAVEN NOW ON THE SECOND ROPE, AND THERE’S A DIVING DROPKICK, CAUSING LARS TO STUMBLE INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! RAVEN NOW CHARGING IN, AND THERE’S A RUNNING ELBOW! RAVEN DROVE HER ELBOW RIGHT INTO LARS’ FACE AND THAT’S GOTTA HURT, BUT I DON’T THINK SHE’S DONE AS SHE RUNS BACK TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER BEFORE CHARGING IN AGAIN! RAVEN WITH- WAIT NO! LARS CAUGHT HER!! LARS JUST CAUGHT RAVEN AND NOW HE CARRIES HER OUT OF THE CORNER WITH ONE ARM!! DEADLIGHT DRIVE!!!
James Peters: WAIT, WHAT!? IT DOESN’T CONNECT!! RAVEN MANAGED TO ROLL OUT OF IT AT THE VERY LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT, AND NOW SHE JUST LOCKED IN THE WING BREAKER JUST AS LARS LANDES ON THE MAT! THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE COUNTER BY RAVEN AND NOW LARS IS IN TROUBLE AS THAT LEFT ARM IS BEING TARGETED ONCE AGAIN! LARS IS IN TROUBLE, AT THIS POINT I’D SAY THERE’S A CHANCE WE MAY ACTUALLY SEE RAVEN TAP HIM OUT HERE!
Sienna Jade: Really? Raven isn’t going to win this match, especially not by submission.
Rich Russillo: I don’t know, Lars seems to be having a lot of trouble in this submission and unlike before, it looks like he’s actually trying to go for the ropes! Only problem is, they’re in the middle of the ring so Lars has to go pretty far if he wants to reach them! Lars has been very impressive thus far, it’d be a shame if he went out like this, but this is just what Raven Roberts is capable of! She’s the Universal Women’s Champion for a reason, and she’s proving it right now with how she’s been managing to take down this new Lars Grier we’ve been seeing!
Sienna Jade: Whatever.
James Peters: Lars is slowly pulling himself towards those ropes but Raven is just yanking on that arm, causing as much damage as possible! Lars still pulling himself though, he clearly doesn’t want to have to tap here! HE MAKES IT! LARS MANAGES TO MAKE IT TO THE ROPES CAUSING RAVEN TO LET GO OF THE SUBMISSION- BUT JUST AS LARS PICKED UP THAT LEFT ARM TO GRAB THE ROPES SHE JUST STOMPED DOWN ON IT ONCE MORE! What a ruthless display by the Champion! Sienna, if I were you, I’d be careful come Clash of Kingdoms if this is what Raven is bringing to the table.
Sienna Jade: Shut up. Am I really supposed to be impressed by this?
James Peters: Well I can’t tell you how to feel, but for you to not be at all impressed is a bit of a shocker in my eyes. Lars Grier has looked nearly invincible since his return, and Raven right now is destroying him.
Sienna Jade: If Lars somehow can’t beat Raven, he’s just not as good as me either. I don’t know about Lars over there, but I do know that I can definitely beat Raven.
Rich Russillo: Raven now waiting for Lars to get back to his feet and it’s clear that she has something in mind! Lars just barely getting back up, clearly not knowing what Raven’s about to do! Raven now running the ropes, AND THERE’S ANOTHER TALON-
James Peters: LARS JUST HIT A CLOSED FIST STRIKE RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF RAVEN!
Rich Russillo: WHAT A COUNTER! LARS JUST PUNCHED RAVEN SQUARE IN THE FACE WHILE AVOIDING A SECOND TALON, AND HE JUST USED HIS LEFT ARM TO DO SO, EVEN AFTER ALL THE DAMAGE HE’S RECEIVED THUS FAR!
James Peters: Lars walking over to Raven now, who’s just covering her face after that huge punch. You can see the frustration in Lars’ eyes as he lifts Raven up, AND THERE’S A STANDING GUILLOTINE CHOKE! LARS HAS THAT STANDING GUILLOTINE CHOKE LOCKED IN, AND I DON’T KNOW HOW RAVEN IS SUPPOSED TO GET OUT OF THIS! LARS HAS COMPLETE CONTROL OVER RAVEN, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE’S SUPPOSED TO GET OUT OF THIS! NOT TOO LONG AGO WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT LARS GRIER WOULD HAVE TO TAP OUT, BUT NOW OUR UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION IS IN THAT SAME PREDICAMENT!
Rich Russillo: RAVEN FLAILING HER ARMS AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO CONNECT WITH PUNCHES, BUT WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE WHERE YOU’RE HITTING, I DOUBT SHE’S VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH THOSE ATTEMPTS! RAVEN NEEDS TO EITHER GIVE UP NOW OR FIND SOME WAY OUT QUICKLY, OTHERWISE SHE’S GOING TO PASS OUT AND SURELY SHE KNOWS THIS! RAVEN IS SLOWLY BEGINNING TO FIGHT LESS AND LESS, AND I THINK IT’S BEGUN! I THINK RAVEN IS SLOWLY STARTING TO FADE AND SOON ENOUGH THE REFEREE IS GONNA HAVE TO CHECK ON HER!
James Peters: WAIT, NO HE WON’T! RAVEN JUST MANAGED TO GRAB LARS BY THE HEAD AND PULL HIM DOWN INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: LARS KICKS OUT AND THAT ALLOWS RAVEN TO ESCAPE THE SUBMISSION! RAVEN RUNNING THE ROPES JUST AS LARS WAS STARTING TO GET UP, AND THERE’S A CANADIAN DESTROYER!!! WHAT A MOVE BY RAVEN, BUT THAT CAUSES LARS TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING BEFORE SHE COULD MAKE IT TO THE COVER! THAT CANADIAN DESTROYER COULD’VE VERY WELL PUT LARS AWAY, BUT NOW WE’LL NEVER KNOW FOR SURE AS HE MANAGED TO ROLL OUT! GREAT RING AWARENESS BY GRIER!
Rich Russillo: Raven seemingly taking this time to catch her breath after everything that’s went down so far. Lars is slowly starting to get up though, and I think Raven realizes that! Raven running the ropes, AND THERE’S A SUICIDE DIVE!! LARS COLLIDED WITH THE BARRICADE AFTER THAT, AND NOW RAVEN RUNS BACK INTO THE RING AS THAT COULDN’T TAKE LARS DOWN! RAVEN NOW, WITH A SECOND SUICIDE DIVE!! THAT ONE GOT LARS, BUT HE’S STILL GETTING BACK UP! RAVEN ROLLING INTO THE RING ONE MORE TIME, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S GETTING READY FOR ONE MORE! RAVEN RUNNING THE ROPES ONE LAST TIME! SUICIDE DIVE-
James Peters: LARS WITH AN UPPERCUT!!! LARS JUST HIT RAVEN WITH A HUGE UPPERCUT, STOPPING HER RIGHT IN HER TRACKS! RAVEN NOW JUST FALLING THROUGH THE ROPES OUT OF THE RING, AND THAT WAS A GREAT COUNTER AS IT LOOKS LIKE BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN RIGHT NOW! NEITHER LARS NOR RAVEN IS UP, AND THE REFEREE’S COUNT IS NOW STARTING!
Referee: One!… Two!
Sienna Jade: She can’t even get inside of a ring and I’m supposed to be worried about her? Come on, that uppercut was nothing.
Referee: Three!… Four!
Rich Russillo: I don’t know how much I agree with that. Nonetheless, it looks like both competitors are beginning to stir.
Referee: Five!… Six!
James Peters: I don’t agree either. That uppercut was out of nowhere when Raven had no chance of defending herself. Now both competitors have to somehow make it back into the ring after what just happened.
Referee: Seven!… Eight!
Rich Russillo: Lars back into the ring…
Referee: Nine!… T-
Rich Russillo: AND LARS ROLLS BACK OUT, RESTARTING THE COUNT! Lars could’ve had this match won by countout, but it looks like he wants a definitive win AS HE GRABS RAVEN AND EFFORTLESSLY THROWS HER INTO THE RINGPOST! RAVEN COLLIDED WITH THE POST FACE FIRST, THAT HAD TO HURT!
James Peters: Lars picking Raven up now, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER- WAIT NO! LARS HAD RAVEN IN A POWERBOMB POSITION, BUT RAVEN IS MANAGING TO FIGHT OUT OF HIS GRASP! RAVEN GRABBING ONTO THE ROPES NOW, AND SHE MANAGES TO PULL HERSELF ONTO THE APRON BEFORE PUSHING LARS AWAY! RAVEN NOW, WITH A DIVING THESZ PRESS FROM THE APRON! THE CROWD IS ALL CHEERING IN FAVOR OF RAVEN HERE AS THE CHAMPION SENDS LARS BACK INTO THE RING BEFORE CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE! DIVING MISSILE DROPKICK!
Rich Russillo: RAVEN BACK ON HER FEET NOW AS LARS GRIER SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, AND NOW SHE RUNS THE ROPES, BUT LARS STOPS HER WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! LARS NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS RAVEN IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS- BUT RAVEN DUCKS WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN A HUGE LARIAT, BEFORE DELIVERING A SNAPMARE! RAVEN NOW WITH AN IMPRESSIVE BACK HANDSPRING, AND THERE’S A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! USUALLY RAVEN DOES A HIP TOSS FOLLOWED BY A DROPKICK TO THE OPPONENTS FACE, BUT THAT WAS AN IMPRESSIVE WAY TO SWITCH THINGS UP WITH HER OPPONENT TONIGHT!
James Peters: RAVEN NOW RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES AS LARS IS DOWN, AND THERE’S A LIONSAULT! COVER NOW BY RAVEN ROBERTS!
ONE! TWO!! T-
James Peters: LARS KICKS OUT!!
Sienna Jade (sarcastically): Wow.. How surprising..
James Peters: Sienna, I understand that you’re not the biggest fan of Raven and all, but are you really not impressed by anything you’ve seen so far? I find that hard to believe.
Sienna Jade: What is there to be impressed about when you know you’re better than both of the people in the ring?
James Peters: Well, I guess you’ve got a point, even if I don’t necessarily agree.
Rich Russillo: Raven now climbing to the top rope, but to my surprise it looks like she’s waiting for Lars to get back up! Lars using the ropes to do so, and- WAIT! LARS JUST SHOVED RAVEN’S FEET OUT FROM UNDER HER OUT OF NOWHERE! RAVEN WANTED LARS ON HIS FEET TO CONNECT WITH A DIVING MOVE, BUT JUST AS HE WAS PULLING HIMSELF UP USING THE ROPES, LARS RUSHED OVER AND PUSHED RAVEN’S LEGS OUT! LARS WASTING NO TIME IN CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP NOW, AND OH MY GOD! WHAT A SUPERPLEX!!
James Peters: LARS JUST HIT A HUGE SUPERPLEX, AND SOMEHOW IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GONNA LIVE TO TELL THE TALE AS HE SLOWLY BEGINS TO CRAWL OVER TO RAVEN! LARS GOING FOR THE COVER NOW, AND JUST LIKE BEFORE THIS MATCH MAY BE OVER, ONLY RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE LARS IS GONNA GET THE WIN!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: WHAT!? RAVEN- RAVEN JUST GOT THE SHOULDER UP!! HOW DID SHE DO IT!? HOW DID SHE SURVIVE AFTER THAT!?
Rich Russillo: The fight these two are bringing, I’ll just never be able to understand it! Lars still looks completely focused on this match, but you can just see it in his eyes. Even he thought this match was over! Even so, Lars needs to keep going. He needs to find a way to put this match to an end, and.. It looks like that’s what he’s about to do. Lars backing up into the corner, and you can tell he wants Raven on her feet, even if that’ll take a little while! I don’t like this, Raven is clearly in trouble!
James Peters: Raven is crawling towards the turnbuckles, trying her best to use them to get up. That’s not the best idea right now, but she clearly doesn’t know that! Lars is patiently waiting for her to get up, and now he’s getting what he was waiting for! Raven turning around- AND THERE’S THE RAVENBEAK- WAIT NO! RAVEN MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AS LARS CRASHES INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE! RAVEN RUNNING THE ROPES NOW, AND THERE’S A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF LARS, SENDING HIM BACK THROUGH THE ROPES! HOW IS RAVEN DOING THIS!?
Rich Russillo: Lars is on the apron now as Raven runs the ropes- BUT RAVEN IS MET WITH A SHOULDER TO THE MIDSECTION! LARS NOW GETTING BACK INTO THE RING, AND THERE’S AN IRISH WHIP WITH AUTHORITY AS RAVEN BOUNCES OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLES! LARS NOW CHARGING IN!! RAVENBEAK- WHAT!? NO!! ONCE AGAIN RAVEN AVOIDS IT, AND THIS TIME LARS IS SENT SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! LARS GETTING OUT OF THE CORNER NOW WHILE DROPPING TO A KNEE, AND NOW THERE’S THE FACELIFT!! THE FACELIFT CONNECTS, RAVEN MAY HAVE THIS MATCH WON!!
Sienna Jade: Wow.. Is she really gonna do it?
James Peters: Raven backing into the corner, and I think we’re reaching the final moments of this match! Lars is slowly finding his way back to his feet, and I think we all know what Raven is setting up for!
Sienna Jade: Nah, she won’t. Bye guys!
James Peters: Huh? What is she..? Anyways, Lars has managed to find his way back to his feet, AND NOW RAVEN CHARGES IN!
Rich Russillo: BUT SIENNA JADE JUST LAID RAVEN OUT WITH HER OWN CHAMPIONSHIP!! WOW, SIENNA HAS JUST LAID OUT THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MATCH IS OVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: SIENNA PULLING RAVEN BACK TO HER FEET, AND THERE’S THE WITCHES HAMMER! What on Earth, why would she do that!?
Rich Russillo: It looked like Raven was about to beat Lars Grier by what looked like a miracle, but instead Sienna Jade took her right out! You’ve got to be kidding me!
James Peters: It was a great match too. These two were going back in forth in an incredible way. Lars has definitely proved that he’s surpassed who he was way back in 2018, meanwhile Raven has demonstrated why she’s the Universal Women’s Champion. Unfortunately, now we’ll never know how this would’ve really ended.
Rich Russillo: Maybe so. Even if Raven was so close to winning, she still didn’t win, and we can all thank that woman for that.
(‘Unf*ckwithable’ hits and the crowd is full of boos at this point. Lars Grier has made his leave, walking up the ramp while looking down at what had just happened between Sienna Jade and Raven Roberts, meanwhile Sienna is standing over Raven, holding up and posing with the Universal Women’s Championship.)
(Voltage fades to the backstage area.)
(Voltage reopens to the backstage area where the beautiful and blonde Hannah Marin is seen walking towards the lockerroom that belongs to The Woogieman. She is dressed in a fitted dress that hugs her curves and dips low in the front, and her blonde hair is down and flowing over her shoulders. Hannah wears a smile on her face as she stops in front of Woogie’s door and gently taps her knuckles against it. A few seconds later, the door swings open and Woogie is standing there. He’s showered and recovered from his match earlier with Komatsu Ogawa, and upon seeing Hannah, he removes his sunglasses and raises an eyebrow.)
The Woogieman: Hannah Marin.
(Hannah smiles sweetly at Woogie.)
Hannah Marin: Woogie. May I come in?
(Woogie thinks for a moment, and allows his eyes to linger over Hannah’s body. She realizes he is checking her out and she girlishly giggles, playfully reaching out and moving Woogie’s chin up so he looks into her blue eyes.)
Hannah Marin: My eyes are up here darling.
The Woogieman: :mjgrin: You can come in.
(Woogie steps back and Hannah slinks into his lockerroom, signaling for Woogie to shut the door. Woogie obliges and Hannah takes a seat on the bench. She motions for Woogie to have a seat beside her. Woogie sits down and Hannah brushes her hair back off her shoulder, no doubt giving Woogie a good whiff of her perfume.)
Hannah Marin: You put up a good fight earlier against Komatsu Ogawa. I thought you were going to pull the match out in the end.
The Woogieman: You win some. You lose some. Komatsu was just the better man tonight.
Hannah Marin: Indeed.
(Hannah places her hand on Woogie’s leg and takes a deep breath.)
Hannah Marin: I suppose you are wondering why I stopped by to see you.
The Woogieman: Perhaps it’s because you want a piece of The Woogieman’s strudel?
(Hannah’s face turns red and she shakes her head.)
Hannah Marin: As attractive as you are, Woogie, my heart belongs to Jesse Barlow. He got me off the streets and showed me a better way to live my life, and I owe that life to him. Jesse is the most generous and kind-hearted man, and there could never be anyone else in my life besides him. I am devoted to Jesse and his cause, and that cause is to rid this world of every bit of evil that plagues it. I reached out to you last week, Woogie, and I want to know if you have made a decision yet. I know that you are a reasonable and upstanding man, and surely you want to help us fix this horrible world that we live in.
(A smirk touches the corners of Woogie’s lips and he takes Hannah’s hand, placing it gently in her own lap.)
The Woogieman: I have done some thinking, Hannah. You see, The Woogieman doesn’t just do business with anyone. I have to make sure to protect my brand and not allow greedy little vultures into my personal space. I do appreciate that you approached me last week and were honest. You and Barlow realize that my star shines much brighter than anyone else’s does on Voltage and it’s not surprising you wish to use me for my popularity and riches.
(Hannah opens her mouth to protest, but Woogie places his fingers against her lips.)
The Woogieman: Shhhh. I’m not done. And while I appreciate your direct approach, I can’t say I like the fact your leader hides in the background and lets you do the recruiting for him. There is something about Jesse Barlow that I just don’t trust, and quite frankly, that I don’t like. I know a lot of people, Hannah, and I placed a phonecall to a buddy of mine that I occasionally play golf with. He’s a private investigator and I had him do some digging on Barlow.
(All the color drains from Hannah’s face and her confident expression basically crumbles. The Woogieman had basically just admitted to violating Jesse’s privacy and the blonde wasn’t really sure how she was supposed to feel about that.)
Hannah Marin: W-why would you do that?
The Woogieman: Well for one, because I can. And two, your Jesse Barlow has quite the past now doesn’t he?
Hannah Marin: We all have a past, Woogie, and Jesse’s is not something I hold against him. He was a victim of the system, just like I was, and he was forced into a life he never, ever wanted. Jesse’s adoptive parents FORCED him into a life of crime. He had to see and do unthinkable things thanks to them and even spent a good portion of time in jail. Do you really think that’s the type of life he would have chosen for himself if he had been allowed to have a voice??
The Woogieman: Ahhh Hannah. Perhaps Jesse would have turned out that way regardless of his upbringing.
(The blonde narrows her eyes and stands up from the bench, placing her hands on her hips.)
Hannah Marin: That is a rude thing to say, Woogie, and I would suggest that you take it back before I report back to Jesse with that.
(Woogie stands up as well and he looks down at the much smaller Hannah Marin.)
The Woogieman: I hope you do report back to Jesse with that, and when you do please let him know this. My guy found some information out about his biological parents in Kansas that I am sure he would be interested in knowing.
(Hannah’s blood turns cold and her jaw drops. That’s the last thing she ever expected to hear come out of Woogie’s mouth, and for a moment, she’s not able to think of a response. She does recover and squares her shoulders, schooling her face and narrowing her eyes.)
Hannah Marin: How can I be sure that you’re being truthful and not lying?
The Woogieman: Because I can list Jesse’s entire rap sheet for you while he was under the name Giovanni Luciano.
Hannah Marin: That will not be necessary, thank you. What do you want in exchange for the information about Jesse’s biological family?
The Woogieman: Send your master to me and let him find out himself. You can go now.
(Hannah bristles, not at all liking the fact The Woogieman just dismissed her. He jerks his head towards the door and Hannah’s fists clench at her sides. Finally, she spins around on her stilettos and stalks out of the lockerroom, slamming the door shut behind her.)
(Voltage fades to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for the 2020 Toyota Camry. Let’s go places.)
(For the final time tonight, Voltage returns with Bella standing in the middle of the ring.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: AND IT’S A KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT MATCH!!!
( ‘Alive’ by POD hits to a thunderous pop as Rex McAllister confidently marches onto the stage. He scans the crowd for a couple of seconds before striding down the aisle towards the ring. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Sea Isle, New Jersey, weighing in at 238 pounds.. REXXX MCCCALLLLLISSTTERRR!!
Rich Russillo: Rex McAllister knocked off Jayln Garcia in a blockbuster match last week to get into the second round of the King Of Elite tournament and he hopes to continue this upward trajectory by advancing further into this tournament.
( ‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi blasts through the speakers to an unrelenting, negative reaction from the crowd as Dr. Bethany Blue rises from the Gorilla Position with the EAW Interwire Championship on her shoulders. She smirks at the crowd before making her way down towards the squared circle. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Miami, Florida, weighing in at 128 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION… DOCTOR… BETTTHANNNNY.. .BLUEEE!!!!!!!
James Peters: Dr. Bethany Blue continues to prove why she is the Interwire Champion and she proved it by vanquishing the threat that was Ms. Extreme to get to this moment. However, Blue has a huge challenge ahead of her in the main event of Showdown.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rich Russillo: This match is underway as both McAllister and Blue quickly engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. McAllister uses his size advantage to muscle her into the corner. The referee forces them to break it up, but BLUE SNEAKS IN A FOREARM! McAllister is stunned by that forearm as Blue quickly grabs his arm and whips him into the ropes.
James Peters: Rex rebounds off the ropes as Blue follows closely behind with a clothesline! REX GRABS HER ARM AND CIRCLES AROUND HER!! REX EFFECT!! NO!! BLUE GOES AROUND HIS WAIST AND SHOVES HIM INTO THE CORNER. Rex bounces off the corner and back into BLUE!! SHE LIFTS HER FOOT UP!! SUPERKICK!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! THE TJD ATTEMPT FAILS AS REX GRABS HER FOOT AND PUTS IT DOWN! This match would’ve been over for either competitors if they’d had connected with their finishers. Rex kicks her legs, grounding Blue as he comes off the ropes! BASEMENT CLOTHESLINE!! BLUE COUNTERS IT INTO THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! THE DISLOCATION DOESN’T LAST LONG AS REX ROLLS OUT IF IT!
James Peters: Blue comes rebounding off the ropes! SOCCER KICK! NO!! Rex ducks and circles around her waist. He attempts to bring her down into a snapmare. BLUE FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HER FEET! Rex doesn’t know what he’s just seen as he runs into her! BLUE JUMPS UP AND FLOORS HIM WITH A PRECISION DROPKICK!! She quickly picks him up and follows up with a BEAUTIFUL FISHERMAN SUPLEX!! COUNT IT!
Rich Russillo: McAllister powers out! Blue is now perched on the top turnbuckle! HE STEPS OFF THE TOP AND FLIES ONTO McALLISTER! MCALLISTER GRABS HER LEGS IN MID AIR AND TRIES FOR THE DOUBLE LEG BOSTON CRAB!! BUT BLUE ESCAPES OUT IT BY PUSHING HIM AWAY!
James Peters: He rushes into her, Blue leans down and sends him over the top rope and onto the apron. She turns around and goes for a forearm, but Rex blocks it and responds with a rope-assisted enziguri. McAllister rolls over her shoulders, exiting the apron and going into the ring as she takes her down with a sunset roll. Blue rolls onto her feet and CHARGES IN FOR A LARIAT!! BUT MCALLISTER GRABS HER ARM MIDWAY, TWIRLS HER AROUND AND GROUNDS HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN!!
Rich Russillo: McAllister picks her up! AND HOISTS HIM UP FOR THE OLYMPIC SLAM!! BLUE GRABS HIS ARMS IN MID AIR AND DRIVES HIM DOWN INTO THE CANVAS WITH A CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Blue doesn’t go for the immediate cover as she picks him up and turns him around. HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! TIGER SUPLEX! BUT MCALLISTER GRABS HER ARM AND SPINS HER AROUND!! AND DRILLS BLUE WITH A DEVASTATING BACKSTABBER!! HE GOES IN FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: KICKOUT! McAllister quickly picks Blue up and lifts her up into a suplex position! Blue hovers over his shoulders, escaping the predicament as she grabs his waist and picks him up! NORTHERN’S LIGHT SUPLEX!!! The referee unable to record a pinfall as Blue immediately flips over the arch. BUT REX BRINGS HER DOWN INTO A GUILLOTINE CHOKE! BLUE GOT CAUGHT OUT OF NOWHERE AS SHE QUICKLY TRIES TO GET OUT OF IT. SHE USES HER UNDERLYING STRENGTH TO PICK HIM UP!!
Rich Russillo: Rex relinquishes the hold and hoists Bethany Blue up into the air! AND DROPS HER ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A GOURDUBSTER!! FACE FIRST GOES BLUE WHILE REX COMES REBOUNDING OFF THE SECOND ROPE!!! AND DEVASTATES THE DOCTOR WITH A BASEMENT CLOTHESLINE!!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: Blue pops her shoulder up and Rex now grabs him on the ground and lifts him up! INVERTED SUPLEX!! NO!! BLUE FLIPS OVER AND MANAGED TO LAND ON HER FEET!!! SHE IMMEDIATELY GRABS REX FROM BEHIND AND GOES FOR THE REVERSE DDT!! BUT REX BRINGS HER DOWN OVER HIS SHOULDERS..
Rich Russillo: BOTH INDIVIDUALS NOW MEET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! BLUE JUMPS UP AND CLOCKS HIM WITH AN ENZIGURI!! Rex’s legs are swaying as BLUE COMES OFF THE ROPES!!!! AND CIRCLES AROUND HID BODY WITH A TILT-WHIRL…. GRADE C2!!! A TILT-A-WHIRL VARIATION OF THE SIGNATURE REVERSE DDT AS SHE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
James Peters: MCALLISTER POWERS OUT AT TWO!! Blue becoming to get frustrated as she corners him into the turnbuckles. She whips him into the corner. McAllister counters it and sends her into the corner instead. MCALLISTER CHARGES INTO HIM!! BLUE GETS HIS FOOT UP IN TIME!! BUT MCALLISTER GRABS HIS FOOT, FLIPS HIM OVER AND PLANTS HIM FACE FIRST ONTO THE MAT!
Rich Russillo: A fatal whiplash off the canvas as McAllister follows up with a powerbomb! BLUE ESCAPES OUT OF THE HOLD!! SHE GETS ONTO HER FEET AND DECKS MCALLISTER WITH A KICK TO THE FACE! McAllister is wobbly as she rebounds off the ropes!! DISCUS FOREARM TO THE JAW! Dr. Bethany Blue is rocked as Rex comes off the ropes! SHE POPS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!!! AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! POP-UP ROUNDHOUSE KICK CONNECTS AS BLUE QUICKLY FOLLOWS UP!!
James Peters: REX SIDESTEPS HER AND BLUE GOES REBOUNDING BACKWARDS OFF THE ROPES!!! HE GRABS HER FROM BEHIND AND PLANTS BLUE WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! REX GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND RUSHES BACK INTO HER!! BLUE SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT WITH AN ANNIHILATING LARIAT!! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: REX LIFTS HIS SHOULDER UP FOR A NEARFALL! Blue now making her way up to the top turnbuckle. Her opponent has taken a number of punishment and this could be a window of opportunity to close things in. However, McAllister rises up to his feet and quickly climbs to the top. He hooks her tights and goes for a superplex! But Blue uses her height to her advantage as she steps foot onto the ringpost and rolls over his shoulders! SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!
James Peters: REX CLINGS ONTO THE ROPES!! McAllister is holding on for dear life while Blue tries her best to release him from the top. Blue lets go, pulls his head upside down and takes a step back! SHE GOES FOR A KICK!! BUT REX LANDS A DOWNWARD KICK TO THE FACE!! Blue meets the sole of his boot unprotected. McAllister now turns around, faces Blue and soars off the top turnbuckle! BLUE INTERCEPTS WITH A SUPERKICK IN MID-AIR!!!!!! BLUE CAUGHT HIM AS SHE SHOOTS THE HALF AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!
ONE… TWO.. T-
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT! What a great counter by the Doctor here as she impatiently waits in the corner. McAllister continues to be thunderstruck while he gingerly rises to his feet! BETHANY BOUNCES INTO THE AIR!!! AND GRABS HIS HEAD!! CUTTER!!! NO!!! MCALLISTER SHRUGS HIM OFF AND ROLLS HIM UP!! SCHOOL BOY!
ONE.. TWO… T-
James Peters: BOTH QUICKLY GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! BLUE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE EAR!! WHAT A KICK AS BLUE GOES OVER TO GRAB MCALLISTER!! REX JUMPS DOWN! PELE KICK!!! BUT BLUE GRABS HIS FOOT AND TURNS IT AROUND INTO THE ELEVATED CRAB SUBMISSION HOLD!! THE FRACTURED IS SINKED IN AND BLUE MAY ADVANCE FURTHER INTO THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT WITH A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER REX MICALLISTER!!
Rich Russillo: Rex quickly crawls his way towards the bottom rope. He is so close, but Blue shortly releases the hold to pull him back into the center of the ring. REX RESPONDING WITH REPEATED KiCKS TO THE FACE AS BLUE LETS GO AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! HE VAULTS BACK INTO MCALLISTER!!!
James Peters: REX TILTS OVER AND GRABS BLUE!! RINGS OF REX!! NO!! BLUE ROLLS AND ESCAPES OUT OF THE HOLD! BOTH ELITISTS GET UP TO THEIR FEET! REX DUCKS BLUE’S OFFENCE AND MOTIONS TOWARDS THE ROPES! BLUE QUICKLY FOLLOWS BEHIND AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK BENEATH THE JAW!!
Rich Russillo: He is stunned as Blue grabs his arms and traps them in between the ropes. Rex McAllister is caught in between the ropes, arms trapped as Blue has him where she wants him. BLUE NOW SIGNALLING FOR THE HEART PUNCH! SHE REVS UP THE ENGINE AND GOES IN FOR THE PUNCH!
James Peters: REX MANAGES TO GET HIS FOOT UP AND STOP HER IN HIS TRACKS! She is momentarily staggered as Rex releases himself from the predicament. Blue charges into him. Rex sidesteps and sends her falling through the ropes. Blue makes her way back onto the apron as REX RUNS THE ROPES!!! AND SPEARS HER OFF THE APRON!!! MY GOD!!
Rich Russillo: Both Rex McAllister and Dr. Bethany Blue are down and out at ringside after the devastating spear we just witnessed. McAllister is putting everything on the line for the opportunity to fully pursue the King Of Elite tournament and he is proving that more and more in this amazing match-up.
James Peters: They get back up to their feet and begin to exchange strikes! They are unloading everything onto each other as REX BLASTS HER WITH A BLOWING KNEE TO THE STOMACH!! REX PICKS HER UP INTO A POWERBOMB! BLUE GRABS HIS HEAD IN MID-AIR AND SPIKES HIM WITH A FACEBUSTER ONTO THE OUTSIDE!!
Rich Russillo: Blue now focuses her attention onto the announce table and begins to clear it! Rex is still dumbfounded by that facebuster as Blue walks over to him. BUT REX OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! REX PICKS HER UP INTO A SUPLEX! BLUE ESCAPES AND SLIDES BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE! SHE RUNS THE ROPES AND SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!! WRECKING BALL DROPKICK!!
James Peters: NO!! REX WENT INTO THE RING IN TIME TO DODGE THE AERIAL ATTACK!! Blue climbs onto the apron and steps through the ropes! REX FLOATS OVER HER SHOULDERS AND GRABS HER HEAD!! ROPE HUNG REX EFFECT!! NO!! BLUE SHOVES HIM AWAY AND SLINGSHOTS OVER THE ROPES!!! AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SLINGSHOT CUTTER!! THE REMEDY AS SHE GOES INTO THE COVER!!
ONE… TWO…. T-
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT!!! Blue now quickly following up as she hooks his tights and hoists him up into a suplex! FLATLINE! NO!! REX FLIPS OVER HER SHOULDERS AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! REX KICKS HER AND SLAMS HER DOWN WITH A TIGER SUPLEX!! AND KIPS-UP!! Rex showing off his athleticism as he smashes her into the corner with a clothesline and runs the ropes with her! RUNNING BULLDOG!!
James Peters: Blue shoves him away and Rex goes sliding in to the corner. BLUE GOES IN FOR A SUPERKICK!! THE TJD ATTEMPT FAILS AS REX TURNS HIM AROUND AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH A BACKDROP DRIVER! Rex doesn’t go for the cover as he goes rebounding off the ropes! HE JUMPS UP FOR A RUNNING CROSSBODY!!
Rich Russillo: HOWEVER, BLUE CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR!! AND SENDS HIM REELING OUT OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM! McAllister is recuperating at ringside while Blue steps through the ropes and climbs the turnbuckles. Blue is looking for a moonsault of sorts, which may end it all.
James Peters: Where the hell? Rex just went under the ring through the apron sheets and Blue is clueless. Blue checks behind her to see if he’s in the landing zone, but Rex is nowhere to be found. Blue continues to look behind her shoulders as REX COMES OUT OF THE APRON AND CLIMBS TO THE TOP!! BLUE LOOKS IN FRONT OF HER AND SEES MCALLISTER!! REX HOOKS HER TIGHTS AND PICKS HER UP!! SUPERPLEX!!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!! BLUE KICKS HIS LEG, CAUSING FOR HIM TO SLIP AND FIND HIMSELF HUNG FROM THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE!! OH NO!!! BLUE SHOOTS UP INTO THE AIR!!! AND DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE HEART OF THE HANGING REX MCALLISTER, SENDING HIM INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!!
James Peters: BLUE INSERTS HIM BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE AND SLIDES BEHIND!!! SHE RUNS ACROSS THE RING!!! AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE LIFT ACROSS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! THIS COULD BE IT!! COVER!!
ONE… TWO… THR-
James Peters: KICKOUT! A nearfall from Rex McAllister yet again and Dr. Bethany Blue is apoplectic. Blue now rushes out of the corner! TJD!! NO!!! BLUE MISSES THE SUPERKICK AS REX TURNS AROUND AND CLOCKS HER WITH A VICIOUS HEADBUTT!! Rex grabs her arm and pulls her in. BLUE FLIPS OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND HANDSPRINGS OFF THE TOP ROPE! SHE SPRINGS BACK INTO MCALLISTER’S SHOULDERS AND SPIKES HIM WITH A BELLY TO BACK PILEDRIVER!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!
ONE.. TWO…. THRE-
Rich Russillo: NO!!!! ANOTHER KICK OUT FROM MCALLISTER!!! BLUE CAN’T BELIEVE IT AS SHE QUICKLY PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET! AND LIFTS HIM UP!! FlATLINE!! NO!! MCALLISTER FOLDS HER UP INTO A PINNING PREDICAMENT!
ONE… TWO… THRE-
James Peters: BLUE ESCAPES!! BOTH GET UP TO THEIR FEET AS BLUE SHOOTS IN FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! MCALLISTER GRABS HER ARM AND FLOATS OVER HER SHOULDERS!!! AND DRILLS HER WITH THE REX EFFECT!! THE REX EFFECT FINALLY CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
ONE… TWO… THREE!!!!
Rich Russillo: BLUE POPS HER SHOULDER UP!! REX HELPS HER UP TO HER FEET AS HE SIGNALS FOR THE END!! HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND FLOATS OVER HER SHOULDERS!! REX EFFECT!! NO!! BLUE PICKS HER UP INTO A SUPLEX!!! AND DROPS HIM INTO A PILEDRIVER!! THE FLATLIN-
James Peters: MCALLISTER TURNS IT INTO A HURRICANRANA AND SENDS BLUE COLLIDING INTO THE REFEREE!!! THE REFEREE IS OUT AS BLUE TURNS AROUND AND CHARGES INTO MCALLISTER!! HE SIDESTEPS AND SENDS BLUE TOWARDS THE APRON!! HE RUNS THE ROPES!! APRON SPEAR!!! NO!! BLUE GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND SENDS MCALLISTER CRASH LANDING ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! Blue inadvertently took out the referee as she climbs to the top turnbuckle. McAllister is staggered at ringside as BLUE GOES SOARING INTO THE SKY!! DIVING SENTON!!!
Rich Russillo: MCALLISTER CATCHES HER IN MID AIR!!! AND DROPS HER ONTO THE APRON WITH A POWERBOMB!! MY GOD!! McAllister may have just murdered the Doctor in cold blood here as he gets her back into the ring! MCALLISTER IS ON THE VERGE OF ADVANCING AS HE SLIDES INTO THE RIN- WHAT THE!?!?!?
James Peters: IT’S THE ILLIONAIRES!! CHRIS ELITE AND AHREN FOURNIER OF SHOWDOWN ARE PICKING AWAY AT REX MCALLISTER AT RINGSIDE!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!??! Rex McAllister is completely fatigued from this main event match and the Illionaires are out here to send a message as they drag him out towards the announce table.
Rich Russillo: BOTH FOURNIER AND ELITE HOIST REX MCALLISTER INTO A POWERBOMB!!! AND SENDS HIM THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE WITH A DOUBLE POWERBOMB!! MY GOD!! Rex McAllister is out and the Illionaries are now running through the audience. Dr. Bethany Blue has woken back up from that devastating powerbomb onto the apron as she has a bright smile on her face.
James Peters: This is a window of opportunity for Dr. Bethany Blue as Rex McAllister could be out for the rest of the match! Blue gets back into the ring and helps the referee back up to his feet! The referee begins to count!
Rich Russillo: Rex McAllister has still yet to move and Blue may have this match in the bag!
James Peters: You’ve got to be kidding me!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi begins to play to an overwhelming reaction as the volume of the boos get louder and louder while Dr. Bethany Blue nonchalantly raises her EAW Interwire Championship in the center of the ring. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!! DOCTOR…. BETHANNNY BLUE!!!
Rich Russillo: I’m speechless. I truly am, Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite just stuck their noses in businesses that didn’t involve them and they screwed Rex McAllister out of a huge opportunity. Rex is still out as we speak and Dr. Bethany Blue stays alive in the tournament and it’s all thanks to the Illionaires.
James Peters: No doubt Chris and Ahren are livid that they have to go through Rex and Raven at King of Elite if they want another shot Heavenly Hell, and it seems like they decided to show up tonight and send a clear message to Rex.
Rich Russillo: We had an amazing match going on before they showed up, JP. Damn.
James Peters: 2020 is looking promising so far for Dr. Bethany Blue as she progresses deeper into the King Of Elite tournament. First, she defeated Ms. Extreme in the first round, and now she makes a surprise victory over Rex McAllister to go beyond the second round.
Rich Russillo: Next week we are going to see a rematch from earlier in the season. The good doctor is gunna take on Charlie Marr with the winner advancing to the finals of the King of Elite tournament. We all know how that match ended last time.
James Peters: :mjgrin: It’s not like Bethany lets us forget.
(The camera pans to Rex, who is just now sitting up amongst the rubble of the announce table. The frustration on his face is evident and it’s clear he’s not happy.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)