(Evelyn Ridley can be seen standing near the parking lot, waiting for Noah Reigner and Cameron Church to arrive. She doesn’t look all that great given the beating she took on Showdown last night, but as Noah’s bodyguard she opted to head to the building early and wait for SOSA Henderson in case he decided to show up. A few seconds later, a hand touches her shoulder. Evelyn whips around, ready to fight.)
???: Don’t fucking try it.
(Tyler Wolfe purses her lips and glares at Evelyn.)
Evelyn Ridley: What are you doing here?
Tyler Wolfe: Oh, nothing much. Just thought I would show up and support Noah tonight. My best friends are also here, so you know I’m doing the support thing for them too.
(Evelyn rolls her eyes as Tyler mentions her ‘best friends.’)
Evelyn Ridley: So that little cunt is somewhere lurking around.
Tyler Wolfe: You need to watch what you fucking say. Maybe if you actually focused on your job for once instead of your personal vendettas and feelings, none of this briefcase mess would have started in the first place.
Evelyn Ridley: Well we know who has it now and Noah plans on rectifying that situation tonight.
Tyler Wolfe: I’m well aware he plans to address SOSA tonight. But honestly Evelyn, this is not what this conversation is about.
(Evelyn rolls her eyes.)
Evelyn Ridley: Everyone was a fucking suspect. I’m not apologizing for that.
Tyler Wolfe: I went through the biggest loss of my fucking career… I lost my Specialists Championship. The fact my name would even come out of your mouth makes me fucking rage. I do actually love Noah and I would never do something like that to him.
Evelyn Ridley: Again, I’m not giving you an apology. To me, you were an obvious suspect. I’ll be honest, I’ve never trusted you, or the company you keep, so don’t expect anything from me.
Tyler Wolfe: You’re jealous of me.
Evelyn Ridley (scoffing): Why would I be jealous?
(Tyler gets in Evelyn’s face.)
Tyler Wolfe: Because you love Noah, bitch.
(Evelyn’s face turns red and she takes a deep breath to calm herself down.)
Evelyn Ridley: Get out of my face, Tyler.
Tyler Wolfe: What will you do?
(Evelyn doesn’t hesitate. She checks Tyler and slams her fist into the Walking Weapon’s face. Tyler lets out a laugh and she jumps on Evelyn, beating the absolute living shit out of her. Evelyn fights back and she gains the advantage over Tyler, grabbing the blonde by the hair and throwing her into the side of the building! Tyler delivers a kick to Evelyn’s mid-section, and that causes Evelyn to stumble back. Tyler approaches Evelyn with pure hate in her eyes, and somehow Evelyn manages to nail Tyler with an elbow. Tyler fights back with a forearm shot to Evelyn’s already damaged nose, and that causes Evelyn to start bleeding. Tyler grabs Evelyn by the head, drives her knee into Evelyn’s face, and begins hammering away on Evelyn’s head with those closed-fist punches!)
???: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
(Noah Reigner and Cameron Church rush into the picture, dropping their belongings, and going right for Tyler and Evelyn. Noah knows better than to touch Tyler, but together with Cameron they manage to grab Evelyn and get her out of Tyler’s reach. Cameron restrains Evelyn, and starts to usher her towards the entrance, all the while Evelyn is spitting blood and colorful words towards Tyler. Tyler wipes Evelyn’s blood off on her jeans.)
Tyler Wolfe: Tell your bitch to keep my name out of her mouth, or I’ll fucking make sure House Reigner has one less member.
(Noah doesn’t even know what to say. The last few weeks have been one setback after another, and the Assault Rifle is slowly feeling his patience slip. Tyler shoots him a glare and stalks off.)
Tyler Wolfe: AND GOOD LUCK AGAINST IMPACT!
(Tyler disappears out of the scene and Noah slams his fist against the building.)
Noah Reigner: Fuck you, SOSA. Fuck you.
(The scenes and transitions into the official Voltage opening.)
(EAW intro plays.)
(A brief recap video plays and these are the highlights:
● House Reigner are seen arriving at the arena and receiving a clue about the briefcase!
● The amazing back and forth between newcomer Korey Gaines and The Visual Prophet (#BEEFOFTHEWEEK), capped off by the controversial match and Prophet’s win. Veena Adams is seen giving Prophet a New Breed Championship match at King of Elite, while Matt Daniels all but promises Gaines a chance at a “unique opportunity” in the future.
● #JadedVoltage happens and the celebration of the Jaded Hearts, the reigning 2018 Tag Team of the Year. MarrKade are seen interrupting, ethering the Hearts, and Charlie’s beard looking sexy.
● The King of Elite qualifier which was a rematch of Xander Payne versus Myles from Wildcard. Forklift shenanigans included! It transitions to Drake King interrupting the match and causing it to be thrown out, and then showcases the brawl between all three men that left them battered and bloodied!
● #8Reignz becomes a legitimate thing as Impact makes himself a match for the World Heavyweight Championship at King of Elite via the Gawd contract. Impact continues to showcase the power of the contract by making a match featuring himself versus Noah Reigner, Kill Shot not allowed!
● The fourth and final King of Elite qualifier featuring Jack Ripley and Farrell V in a match that was worthy of its own highlight reel. Ripley picks up the victory in his Voltage debut!
● Lethal Consequences and The Prince of Phenomenal battling for the right to face EAW Openweight Champion TLA at King of Elite. The amazing match between the two Hall of Famers is capped off by LC’s dirty victory. That transitions into POP demanding the situation be fixed, and being awarded a spot in the King of Elite semi-finals by Veena and a reluctant Captain Charisma.
The recap concludes with the World Heavyweight Championship match featuring Rex and Noah. Impact’s involvement at the end and how he cost Noah the championship is the final image as Voltage fades to the ringside area.)
(Rich Russillio and James Peters are sitting behind the broadcast booth with huge smiles on their faces.)
James Peters: BONJOUR EAW UNIVERSE!!!
Rich Russillio: Welcome to another exciting edition of Sunday Night Voltage!
James Peters: And what a night it’s going to be!!! Last night on Showdown, SOSA Henderson revealed himself as the person who’s been torturing Noah Reigner! I was shook!
Rich Russillio: This whole thing was so cleverly orchestrated by SOSA. I’m so impressed by him. I think all of us believed it was one of Noah’s EAW allies who stole the case Cash in the Vault briefcase!
James Peters: Yeah… my money was on Tyler being the culprit. Thank Gawd I was wrong.
Rich Russillio: I’m sure Noah will have plenty to say tonight, not to mention he will be competing in our main event. Noah Reigner versus Impact is an absolute blockbuster of a match!
James Peters: The added bonus of the the ‘Kill Shot’ being banned and Impact’s heinous actions from last week make this match an absolute must-see. Talk about a potential match of the week.
Rich Russillio: The King of Elite semi-finals will also take place tonight since we’re speaking about must-see matches! Charlie Marr, Dary Kinkade, Jack Ripley, and the Prince of Phenomenal will do battle in a Fatal Fourway to determine who will represent Voltage at King of Elite! That match is going to be sick!
James Peters: There’s so much more to look forward too as well. As always, tonight promises to be full of drama and surprises. King of Elite is just a couple of weeks away and we have so much going on here on Voltage!
Rich Russillio: It’s lit. Right now we are going to take a commercial break, and when we return, we’ll get right into the first match for the night! Stay tuned!
(Commercial break for matching tracksuits featuring the world’s cutest tag team, Raven Roberts and Rex McAllister. #Rexen #Rax #Rexven #Ravex)
(Voltage returns to the ringside area. ‘Skyfall’ by Adele blares throughout the arena as Asher Greyson steps onto the stage. He takes a long glimpse of the Paris crowd before walking down the ramp. )
Rich Russillio: Asher Greyson has a rough couple of weeks since his debut against Xander Payne. He was unable to overcome Xander Payne and failed to win the triple threat against Farrell V and Denis Ryley. Asher Greyson has an opportunity tonight to clear his slate and defeat the Bit-Luchador, the Big Bhris Bhampion… Landerson.
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first! From Robbinsdale, Minnesota, weighing in at 212 pounds.. ASSSSHERRRRR GREEEEYYYSONNN!!!
(‘Here Comes The Boom’ by DMX hits as Landerson makes his way to the ring. )
Bella Braxton: And his opponent! From San Jose, California, weighing in at 160 pounds….HE IS THE BIG BHRIS BHAMPION!! ELLLLLLL LAAAAAAAANNNNNDERRRRSONNN!!!
James Peters: A few weeks ago, this man had one of the greatest matches in Voltage history, facing Woogieman for the Big Bhris Bhampionship. However, Landerson couldn’t answer the ten count, but still walked out with that championship with the champion’s advantage. El Landerson… the GOAT.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: The bell has rung as both men begin to circle around the ring. Asher closes in for a collar-and-elbow hold but Landerson quick on his feet, circling around Asher and wrapping his arms around his waist. Asher immediately gets out of the waist lock, just using his weight to throw the smaller Landerson to the ground. Landerson rolls into the canvas, dodging Asher’s clothesline. Spinning heel kick into the midsection of Asher, taking him down onto one knee as Landerson rebounds off the ropes! Landerson slides down into the canvas but Asher gets out of the way! Asher goes for another clothesline but Landerson ducks it again! He sends a kick to the left leg and runs the ropes again! He jumps onto Asher and spins around! Tilt-A-Whirl!
James Peters: ASHER FLIPS AND LAND ON HIS FEET! ASHER GETS UP ONTO HIS FEET AS LANDERSON TURNS AROUND!! SUPERKICK!!!! LANDERSON DUCKS IT!!! HE JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AND SPRINGBOARDS!!!! ASHER CATCHES HIM IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!!! LANDERSON SPINS AROUND THE HEAD BUT IS UNABLE TO TAKE HIM DOWN!! ASHER RUNS WITH HIM INTO THE CORNER!!! LANDERSON TAKES HIM DOWN!!
Rich Russillio: ASHER GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE AS LANDERSON RUNS INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! HE CHARGES INTO THE CORNERED ASHER BUT IS STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS WITH A BIG BOOT FROM ASHER GREYSON!
James Peters: Greyson with a game changer as he turns around and jumps onto the top turnbuckle and spins backwards! SPINNING CROSSBODY FROM GREYSON!!
James Peters: What a crossbody from Asher Greyson as he picks him up. He whips him into the ropes and charges into him! LANDERSON DROPKICKS HIS KNEES, SENDING HIM INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!!! HE’S GOT HIM IN POSITION!!!! SIX ONE NINE!!! NO!!! ASHER SLIDING OUT OF THE RING, GETTING OUT OF HARM’S WAYS!
Rich Russillio: LANDERSON RUNS THE ROPES AGAIN!!! BASEBALL SLIDE!! NO!!! ASHER GETS OUT OF THE WAY AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK!!! IT CONNECTS!!! ASHER PICKS HIM UP IN A POWERBOMB!!! AND THROWS HIM ONTO THE APRON!!! POWERBOMB ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE AS ASHER SLIDES LANDERSON IN FOR THE COVER!!
James Peters: Kick out! Asher getting up to his feet as he overlooks the dazed Landerson. Landerson still dazed after that powerbomb onto the apron, you got know how it feels like to go back first onto the apron. Asher setting him up, seated as he runs into the opposite corner!! DOUBLE KNEES!! NO!!! THE RUNNING METEORA DOESN’T CONNECT AS LANDERSON RUNS INTO THE ROPES!! HURRICANRANA!!! ASHER GOES FLYING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND ONTO RINGSIDE!!
Rich Russillio: Landerson runs into the ropes! HE FLIES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! OH!!!! WHAT A MOVE!!! HE DIVES ONTO LANDERSON FROM UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH A SPLASH!!! HE ROLLS ASHER INTO THE RING AS HE CLIMBS UP THE APRON!!! HE JUMPS UP!!! SPRINGBOARDS!!!!
James Peters: POWERBOMB!!! ASHER WITH A POWERBOMB OUT OF NOWHERE AS HE PINS HIM DOWN!!
James Peters: Landerson popping his shoulder off the canvas following a powerbomb counter. He was looking for the diving sit-out facebuster but was caught in a powerbomb position and slammed down viciously into the canvas by Asher. I am surprised he kicked out of that.
Rich Russillio: Landerson could be in deep trouble as Asher is in the corner, stalking his prey. BEAUTY MARK!! NO!!! LANDERSON DODGES IT!! ASHER FALLS INTO THE CANVAS! PENALTY KICK!! NO!!! ASHER HOLDS ONTO HIS FOOT!!! ASHER CAUGHT HIS FOOT!!! LANDERSON SPINS AROUND AND THROWS HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!! HERE IT COMES!!
James Peters: SIX!!! ONE!!!! NINE!!!! NO!!!! ASHER DODGES IT AS LANDERSON LANDS ONTO HIS FEET!! BEAUTY MARK!!! THE SPINNING WHEEL KICK CONNECTS!!! COVER!!
James Peters: NO!!!! HE KICKS OUT!!! LANDERSON GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Asher now beginning to climb up the turnbuckles! He could be looking for Divinity but LANDERSON SWEEPS HIS LEGS, MAKING HIM CRASH DOWN ONTO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Rich Russillio: Landerson now joining him at the top turnbuckle. But Asher refusing to give up his stance. He is refusing to let Landerson climb up! ASHER SPINS AROUND LANDERSON’S HEAD!!! AND HE TAKES LANDERSON DOWN WITH HIM!!! SUPER INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!!! OH MY GOD!! LANDERSON’S SKULLS GOES CRASHING ONTO THE CANVAS FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HE’S GOT TO BE OUT!!!
James Peters: Asher desperately climbing up the turnbuckles as Landerson is blacked out in the center of the ring!!! DIVINITY!! NO!!!! LANDERSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND ASHER GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS!!! HE WAS GOING FOR HIS SIGNATURE ELBOW DROP BUT THE ATTEMPT FAILS!! LANDERSON NOW SLOWLY ROLLING TOWARDS THE APRON!
Rich Russillio: The crowd are on their feet as Landerson tediously makes his way towards the top! HE FLIPS UPWARDS!! SHOOTING STAR ELBOW DROP!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!
Rich Russillio: NO!!!! ASHER POPS HIS SHOULDER UP FROM THE CANVAS!! HOW IN THE HELL DID HE GET HIS SHOULDER UP FROM THAT!!! LANDERSON NOW CLIMBING UP THE TURNBUCKLES AGAIN!!!! HE FLIPS BACKWARDS!!! MOOOOONSAULL-ASHER GOT HIS FOOT UP!!!! ASHER GOT HIS FEET UP, SENDING LANDERSON SPRINGING TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING!!!
James Peters: BOTH MEN GET UP TO THEIR FEET!!! BEAUTY MARK!!! NO!!! LANDERSON DUCKS IT AGAIN!!! AND HE JUMPS UP!!! STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS ONTO THE GROUNDED ASHER!!!
Rich Russillio: Landerson patiently waits as Asher gets up to his feet! BACK DROPKICK!!! DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF ASHER AS HE RUNS INTO THE ROPES!! SIXXXXX ONNNNNNEEE NIIIIINNNNNNEEEE!!! NO!!!!! ASHER DODGES IT AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK ACROSS THE JAW OF LANDERSON!!!
James Peters: Asher Greyson sends Landerson through the ropes and onto the apron with that devastating superkick. Asher now ascending to the top! He could be looking for the Divinity Elbow Drop onto the apron. Landerson has no idea where he is! ASHER SOARS!!!! EELLLLLLBOOOOOWWWW DROPPPP!!! THE DIVINITY ELBOW DROP CONNECTS ONTO LANDERSON!!! HE IS OUT!!!
Rich Russillio: But Asher picks him up from the apron! AND THROWS HIM INTO THE STEEL STAIRS!!!! WHAT A VICIOUS TOSS INTO THE STEEL STAIRS AS HE TAKES A STEP BACK!!! RUNNING METEORA TO THE STEEL STEPS!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!
James Peters: Asher Greyson now rolling into the ring!!!
Rich Russillio: Remember… Landerson only retained the Big Bhris Bhampionship because neither he nor Woogie could answer the 10 count!
James Peters: Asher Greyson no doubt thinks he has this match won! Landerson hasn’t even gotten to his feet yet!
Rich Russillio: Landerson on his knees, crawling closer to the ring.
Rich Russillio: Landerson is on one knee!!!
James Peters: AND LANDERSON MAKES IT TO THE RING!!!! HE BEATS THE TEN COUNT!!! ASHER GREYSON CANNOT BELIEVE THAT HE MADE IT INTO THE RING IN TIME! ASHER IS NOW CHARGING IT UP!!!! BEAUTY MARK!!! NO!!!! LANDERSON DODGES IT!!! DROPKICK TO THE BACK!!!! LANDERSON RUNS THE ROPES!!!
Rich Russillo: SIXXXXX ONNNNNEEE NINNNNNNNEEE!!! IT CONNECTS!!!! HE CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! FROGGGGG SPLLLLAAASSSSHHH!!! COVER!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
( ‘Here Comes The Boom’ by DMX blasts through the speaker along with an erupting pop from the crowd. Landerson smiles as he slowly gets up to his feet, raising his arm in victory. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!!!!! LAAAAANNNNDEERRRRSONNNNN!!!!
Rich Russillio: There is a huge reason why people call Landerson the Ultimate Underdog!! Landerson somehow made it into the ring following an elbow drop onto the apron and a running meteora to the steel steps!
James Peters: I thought it was all over when he was going for the SixOneNine, but Asher reversed it and sent him packing to ringside. I can’t believe Asher didn’t pin Landerson for the win! Oh well, congrats to our Big Bhris Bhampion!!! LANDERSON!!!
(Landerson continues to celebrate his victory as Voltage fades backstage.)
(Noah Reigner is seen standing by himself. There’s no Evelyn Ridley and no Cameron Church. The Assault Rifle, who is facing Impact later on tonight, looks incredibly angry.)
Noah Reigner: Who in the hell is SOSA Henderson? Let me answer that for you. Absolutely nobody! A newcomer who decided it would be a good idea to attack me and steal my property. I’m supposed to take this guy seriously? He’s a fucking theif. A criminal, and he’s still employed in this company. .. From the get go after this entire attack at Road to Redemption, no one in the management decided to do anything about this. Daniels turned his head and looked the other way. Starrstan and Hawk didn’t give a fuck to even try and figure it out, and that is what lead to Jack Haze getting his head kicked in. Sorry, but not sorry. No one was exempt from the suspect list, except for the one fucking random nobody that I overlooked, apparently. So while I’m tearing apart the company, while I’m holding everyone at gunpoint – ready to pull the trigger on the world champion and take that championship from him – this fucking chump comes in, and attacks me… twice. Stealing my property, and then using it as a weapon against me. Does he not know who I fucking am!?
(Noah was furious, breathing heavy through his nose during his brief pause.)
Noah Reigner: Of course he doesn’t. He’s been here for two fucking minutes. He has no idea the consequences of his actions, because he has no idea who the fuck I am. If he did, he would have thought twice about jumping at Road to Redemption. If he did, he would have signs his stupid entry level contract and he would have went back to the seedy hotel room that he could barely afford. Instead, stupidity took over and now he has to own up for his actions. Now the [i]Assault Rifle[/i] is turned on him, and motherfucker, I’m ready to fill your corpse full of bullets. So here’s what I’m thinking, scrub. Meet me at King of Elite if you have the balls of take someone on face to face. Meet me at King of Elite, and bring [b]MY[/b] briefcase with you. And [u]when[/u] I beat the living shit out of you, and believe me – I will, I will take back what is rightfully mine, and you will go back to being the insignificant little pissant than you are. Fuck, I’ll put the thing on the line since you think you’re so worthy of it. So there you go, SOSA. Me versus you, for MY Cash in the Vault briefcase.”
(Noah practically spits the last part of his speech. Then an arrogant smirk spreads across his face.)
Noah Reigner: In a streetfight.
(Noah makes an assault rifle motion and takes several shots at the camera before Voltage fades into a commercial.)
(Commercial break featuring the Jaded Wolfe Hearts swatching and testing the latest Colourpop palette, It’s My Pleasure. Available on Colourpop.com for only $12 USD.)
(When Voltage returns, it cuts right back to the ring for the next match. Bella Braxton is standing by with a smile on her face.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! … Introducing first, from Birmingham, Alabama, weighing in at Two Hundred and Sixty pounds — RANKON!
( “Just Like It” by Gucci Mane f/ 21 Savage hit the P.A. system first and out walked the self-proclaimed ‘Alpha and Omega’ – the big man, Rankon – to a mixed reaction from the crowd.)
Rich Russillio: James, what do you think of Rankon? He came into the company with such promise. An aura of hype around him, but he seems to have gotten off on a rocky start..
James Peters: No, he’s not had an easy go – that’s for sure. But tonight could be a new beginning. Rankon also faces another relative newcomer in Korey Gaines. Rankon has a huge size and strength advantage – so if he utilizes it, it could be a quick night of work.
Rich Russillio: It could be, but don’t count out Gaines so quickly. He’s quite impressive in his own right.
(By now Rankon has climbed into the ring, and stalls tall in the center of the ring. His music is replaced by the laughter of Ozzy Osbourne before transitioning into “Crazy Train”.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent … From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, weighing in at One Hundred and Seventy pounds — KOREY GAINES!
James Peters: Listen to this crowd. Even in Paris, everyone loves this guy! Brand new to the EAW and already having the fans support. That’s incredible.
Rich Russillio: Let’s hope the energy from the crowd transfers into Gaines tonight. He’s going to need to keep it, fueling his speed against his much bigger adversary tonight.
(Gaines hyping up the already intense crowd, slapping hands with the fans and making his way to the ring where he effortlessly slides into the ring. He approaches Rankon with a smile on his face, extending his hand for a handshake.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: Gaines extending his hand for a friendly handshake to begin the match, and Rankon looks to be mulling it over. But.. he slaps his hand away and takes Gaines’ head off with a sick clothesline!
James Peters: Gaines just got turned inside out with that clothesline, and neither man had momentum. Jesus!
Rich Russillio: Rankon grabs the back of Gaines’ shorts with one hand and effortlessly pulls him to his feet. That’s the power on display, Rich. Gaines needs to be careful of coming too close to Rankon and that power advantage.
James Peters: Rankon grabs Gaines’ arm and whips him hard into the corner.. No! Gaines SCALES the ropes with ease, and jumps off – MISSLE DROPKICK! Whoa! That was impressive as all hell.
Rich Russillio: Gaines has a background in parkour along with a bunch of other athletic hobbies, and that athleticism paid off there. His impressive counter to the corner whip, into a missle dropkick has Rankon temporarily staggered. He caught him completely off guard there.
James Peters: Gaines is quickly up to his feet and he’s charged into Rankon hitting him with a series of rights and lefts, followed by an elbow and then a spinning back kick well-placed to the stomach! We talked about Rankon’s uncontested strength in this match, but this display of Gaines’ speed needs to be addressed too. Rankon has no answer for this as long as Gaines keeps moving.
Rich Russillio: And that’s exactly what he’s done. Gaines dodged a lunging grab from Rankon and turned to hit the ropes. Rankon with a wild clothesline attempt that is easily spotted and ducked underneath. SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT … LANDING BEHIND RANKON … INVERTED DDT!!!
James Peters: No pin!? Gaines is up .. STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!
Rich Russillio: Man! This kid is impressive. But I still question why he has yet to try a pin attempt?
James Peters: I don’t know, but he’s up again and moved into the corner. He’s quickly climbed up to the top rope, perched and waiting for Rankon to return to his feet. Rankon has rolled over onto his stomach and pushes himself up.. Gaines leaps off of the top .. DIVING HURRICANRANA!!!
Rich Russillio: NO! RANKON’S USED HIS STRENGTH ADVANTAGE TO KEEP HIM UP.. RUNNING.. POWERBOMB INTO THE CORNER!! Gaines’ body looks like a rag doll being tossed.
James Peters: Gaines staggers out of the corner, right into Rankon who lifts him up… and SLAMS HIM DOWN! ALABAMA SLAM! Now Rankon [i]should[/i] pin his opponent, but instead he’s decided to turn to the crowd and put on a display of taunts, flexing his muscles.
Rich Russillio: Bruh..
James Peters: SCHOOLBOY FROM GAINES!!!
James Peters: RANKON JUST KICKED OUT!
Rich Russillio: Both men are up at just about the same time. Rankon with another wild clothesline attempt that Gaines avoids again. Sprinting to the ropes and coming back.. Gaines leaps up, wrapping his legs around Rankon’s head.. HEADSCISSORS TAKE DOWN! Rankon’s body whipped to the mat, and Gaines’ momentum helps him roll to the outside apron of the ring.
James Peters: Rankon’s up. Gaines his his hands gripping the top rope. Another springboard.. FOREARM SMASH! LANDS THAT SHOT PERFECTLY RIGHT TO RANKON’S HEAD. Immediately Gaines is up again, and back into the nearest corner. He’s climbed up, facing away from Rankon. With one last glance over his shoulder… 4….0….5!!!!!
Rich Russillio: IMPLODING 450 SPLASH BY THE YOUNG OKLAHOMA NATIVE! The Paris crowd shot to their feet and exploded seeing that breathtaking maneuver! :whew:
James Peters: This time Gaines remains covering Rankon..
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: And here is your winner, KOREY GAINES!!!!
Rich Russillio: And there you have it! Speed trumps Strength this time. David defeated Goliath. Korey Gaines picks up an impressive win against Rankon.
James Peters: Rankon didn’t really show up to play tonight, and Gaines did. Gaines was looking to make an impression, and by hearing the reaction this crowd has given him tonight – I know he’s done exactly that. Look out for this kid in the near future, I can see him doing big things.
(Commercial break for the new Ahren Fournier GOAT Champ shirt featuring the champ himself modeling the merch. #NeverForgetYourRoots)
(Voltage returns and Korey Gaines and Matt Daniels are seen backstage, talking. Matt reaches out and shakes Korey’s hand, and that’s when the cameras finally pick up what they’re saying.)
Korey Gaines: So you were really serious about this unique opportunity? That’s pretty cool, man.
Matt Daniels: I see a lot of potential in you, and I know that next week you and Farrell V are going to go out there and steal the show. Both of you have bright futures here on Voltage and I can’t wait to see what you two do against one another.
Korey Gaines: Well I definitely appreciate this, Captain Charisma. I promise you, I won’t let you down But hey. What is this unique opportunity I’ll get if I defeat Farrell?
Matt Daniels (smirking): Well that’s the beauty of it. You don’t know what you’ll be competing for. You just have to go out there and give it your all, and see where the chips fall.
Korey Gaines (nodding): I’ll make the most of it. Thank you again!
(Matt and Korey continue their conversation as the cameras cut to the ring area.)
(The lights dim down and the arena is washed over in red, white and blue lighting.)
James Peters: HE’S HERE!! BY GOD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF BLAYDEMERICA IS HERE!
(Rick Derringer’s “Real American” rips through the P.A. system and once the heavier section of the song begins, out walks Jazmin Garcia with the National Elite championship proudly held high above her head. Moments later, Jackson Blayde would walk out behind her. Wearing his custom Apollo Creed-styled entrance attire. The French fans erupt into a MASSIVE chorus of boos upon seeing him. Behind him comes out an unknown referee, dressed as such with one minor alteration. Instead of black vertical stripes, the stripes are red and blue in color.)
Rich Russillio: You’re not wrong. The National Elite Champion, Jackson Blayde is in Paris and by the sound of things – the people absolutely do not want him here, either. Also, Jackson’s not scheduled to compete tonight, but he’s wearing his ring gear? And who’s that behind him?
James Peters: Don’t analyze it to death, Rich. Just be happy that the National Elite champion has graced us with his presence. Him and Jazmin both.
(As the song progresses, the trio march down the ramp to the ring with this unknown referee trailing behind Jackson and Jazmin. Once at the ring, Jackson assists Jazmin into the ring, pushing open the ropes for her before he enters. Jackson is handed the microphone from Bella, before he shoo’s her away out of the ring. His theme music fades out completely, but the arena still remains washed in the American flag coloring.)
Jackson Blayde: Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself. I am the reigning EAW National Elite Champion. I am the President of the United States of Blaydemerica. I am JACKSON BLAYDE!
(The boo’s intensify. Jackson looks shocked for a moment.)
Jackson Blayde: That is NOT the way you receive someone of my status and power! .. But, that is okay. It’s okay … because you’re French. Clearly you do not have the mental capacity to understand that you should be idolizing, and respecting someone like me. It’s okay because you do not have a leader like me that you can feel safe with, knowing that they’re there to represent everything good about your country. You’re too busy eating your stupid little croissants and baguettes, to understand that everywhere else in the world – you people are mocked, ridiculed and made fun of on a daily basis. You’re leader knows this, though. Yet, he does nothing to defend your honor or to show the world just what a force France could be. He has done nothing to establish France as a powerhouse, such as Blaydemerica is. And that is why I am here today. Today, right now, I am going to give some lucky person the chance.. To… LIVE THE BLAYDEMERICAN DREAM!
(Jackson smiled, proud of himself. Jazmin clapped her hands and encouraged others to do the same.)
Jackson Blayde: This is the inaugural night of my Blaydemerican Dream tour, and on this night – one lucky person will get the opportunity to challenge for MY National Elite championship! Consider it an open challenge. And for this Blaydemerican Dream tour, instead of putting trust in the blind-as-bat officials in the back, or employing one from your third-world countries – I’ve hired my own. This is mister Ben Washington, my PERSONAL referee.
(Ben Washington stepped forward, giving a wave to the mixed reaction of the crowd. After a moment, he stepped back and all focus returned to Jackson, who still sore a hint of a smirk.)
Jackson Blayde: So… What do you have to offer me, Paris? After years of torment and ridicule, what do you have to show for yourselves? Do you have what it takes to take this championship away from me? If you think so, bring it on.
(Jackson tossed the microphone to the corner, and turned to the stage – motioning out someone. Anyone.)
James Peters: Well, Jackson Blayde is out here – issuing an open challenge, defending his National Elite championship against the first person to come down to the ring.
Rich Russillio: The question is, who is it going to be? Jackson’s giving the city of Paris – and the country of France a chance at redeeming themselves, according to him.
(Insert generic, nameless rock song here. A scrawny, pale man walks out onto the stage wearing generic black wrestling tights. The Paris crowd pops, cheering madly for him. Jackson smirks arrogantly, pointing and even laughing at one point when Jazmin says something in his ear. That kind of reaction didn’t stop when this unknown Paris fighter climbed into the ring and stood in the middle, his hands on his hips and staring at Jackson. Jackson shrugs his shoulders and Jazmin hands the championship to Ben Washington before exiting the ring. Bella has returned after retrieving the microphone.)
Bella Braxton: Ok…. Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is a special Blaydemerican Dream open challenge match – and it is for the National Elite championship! .. Introducing first. From Memphis, Tennessee in the United States of Blaydemerica —- the reigning and defending National Elite champion… JACKSON BLAYDE!!!
(The crowd boos again as Jackson removes his entrance jacket and hands it down to Jazmin.)
James Peters: These people have no respect. He’s offered them a chance to live the Blaydemerican Dream. It’s not everyday someone comes to Paris and gives them a chance like this.
Rich Russillio: Just doing a little bit of research here, and there’s literally nothing I can find on this guy other than he is a local worker. His name..
Bella Braxton: And his opponent … from Paris, France … this is—-
(Bella is cut off when Jackson rushes across the ring and blindsides his opponent with a massive forearm shot delivered right to the ear. The opponent, who couldn’t weigh more than a hundred and forty pounds soaking wet with a brick, crumbled instantly which caused Jackson to laugh again.)
James Peters: Jackson not even letting this man get an introduction before putting him down. If you want to survive in Blaydemerica, you have to be stronger than that. Survival of the fittest out here!
Rich Russillio: Out here? Shut up, James.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: World class official Ben Washington calling for the bell now that Jackson pulls his opponent up to his feet.
Rich Russillio: Look at this though! He’s fighting back, giving Jackson rapid fire rights and lefts to the stomach which, forcing Jackson to release his grip on him. Another chop, kick, punch and that puts some separation between the two. He turns, shoots to the ropes and comes back..
James Peters: BIG FLAPJACK FROM JACKSON ONTO THIS KID! DID YOU SEE HOW HIGH JACKSON TOSSED HIM UP IN THE AIR?!
Rich Russillo: The way he crashed down on the mat was enough to make me hurt, James. But look at Jackson now. That sudden outburst has done nothing but infuriate Jackson. He’s grabbed his opponent by the hair and dragged him up to his feet, Jackson spins his opponent out in front of him.. Gutwrench.. POWERBOMBBB! He just DROVE this kid into the mat with sickening force.
James Peters: And this is why he’s the National Elite champion, Rich. If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s piss of Jackson Blayde.
Rich Russillio: Jackson has moved into a corner across the ring and now watches as this young man pulls himself together, using the ropes to pull himself up to his feet. He turns around …. BLAYYYYDDDEEE RUNNNNNERRRRRRR!!!!!
James Peters: YES! THAT RUNNING KNEE STRIKE KNOCKS OUT THIS KID FROM PARIS!
Rich Russillio: He’s not finished, James! Look.. he’s dragging him up to his feet. This kid is completely out, can’t even support his own weight.
James Peters: Kick to the stomach..packaging him up.. CROWN BREAKKKKEERRRRRR!!!!!!
Rich Russillio: Package Piledriver! And NOW Jackson rolls this lifeless body over for Ben Washington to make the count..
Rich Russillio: That was academic. Jackson absolutely dummied this youngster from Paris, who’s name we still don’t know.
James Peters: It doesn’t matter anymore, does it Rich? He couldn’t pass the Blaydemerica Test, so he doesn’t deserve to have a name mentioned on our program.
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner .. AND STILLLLLL THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION, JACKSON BLAYDDDDEEEEEE!
(The crowd boos loudly again. Jackson rips the microphone from Bella’s hand and stands over the fallen body of his opponent. Placing a foot ontop of him, claiming him as property of Blaydemerica.)
Jackson Blayde: AND THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE WHY NO ONE TAKES PARIS, OR FRANCE SERIOUSLY!!!! You can’t even offer me a challenge for more than five minutes, what are you going to do against the likes of the world. Against the likes of BLAYDEMERICA!? That’s right, you will fail. … This was the first stop of the Blaydemerica tour, a tour designed to find myself some true competition…
(Jackson turned back to Jazmin who was shaking her head.)
Jackson Blayde: But we all know that isn’t going to happen. This tour will never stop, and everyone will soon chant with me – Long Live Blaydemerica!
( “Real American” hit the P.A. again and Jackson flips the microphone out of his hand. Jazmin moves close to him, handing him the National Elite championship and he raises it high in the air. Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break for Delta airlines featuring Xander Payne. From Newark, New Jersey to Moscow, Russia to Venice Beach, California, to Paris, France in two weeks. Talk about a frequent flier. :whew:)
(When Voltage returns from commercial, ‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi plays as Myles makes his way to the announce booth. The crowd gives him a mixed reaction.)
Rich Russillio: Ladies and gentlemen, for the next match we’re going to be joined on the commentary table by The Soldier Myles, who faced off against Xander Payne last week…
(There is a short bit of microphone feedback as Myles puts on his headset.)
Rich Russillo: Thanks for joining us here tonight, Myles, I was just saying how you and Xander faced off last week, how do you think Denis Ryley will fair here tonight?
Myles: Well, thanks for having me! Denis has what it takes to pull out a surprise win here, but he’ll have to keep on top of his game. Personally I hope he kills Xander Payne, but even if he doesn’t, I’ll have a chance to dispose of him AND Drake King come King of Elite.
(Bella Braxton steps forward in the ring, microphone in hand.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 204 pounds, ‘The Enforcer’ Denis Ryley!
(‘Stick Up’ by Grandson plays as Denis Ryley makes his way to the ring. There is a cheer of appreciation for Denis as he makes his way to the ring.)
James Peters: Lots of love for Denis Ryley here tonight, he’s going to need that support though, Xander Payne is no joke, as our guest Myles can testify to!
Myles: Denis looks game for the challenge!
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponent, residing in New York, New York, ‘The Paynekiller’, Xander Payne!
(The lights go out and ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill blares throughout the arena after the lights go out, filling the arena with emptiness and darkness. As the guitar riffs begin, he walks onto the stage, scanning the crowd as he walks towards the ramp, stopping before walking down it.)
Myles: If Drake hadn’t interrupted our match last week I had a good feeling about how the match was going, to tell the truth…
Rich Russillo: Yeah man, you were laid out flat in the ring, I think you had things well in hand…
James Peters: Don’t be rude to Myles.
(Bella exits the ring as the official calls for the bell to begin the match.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: DENIS RUSHES FORWARD WITH HIS RUNNING ARCH BOOT! XANDER WAS BLINDSIDED! Denis goes for the pin!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
James Peters: Kick out from Payne! Denis almost had an upset there!
Myles: Very impressive from Denis, hitting Xander first like that is a great strategy!
James Peters: Ryley clubs the back of Payne as the former New Breed champion tries to regain his footing, looking to drive the breath from the larger man! Payne stumbles and clutches at the referee! Payne and the official stumble forward, away from Denis…LOW BLOW FROM XANDER! Xander kicked back and caught Ryley right between the uprights!
Rich Russillo: Despite being taken off guard, Xander still has the awareness to catch Denis off guard! Ryley is on the mat in pain! Xander smirks as he starts stomping on The Enforcer, who is doing his best to cover up! The referee warns Xander against the kicks and starts to count!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Rich Russillio: Xander stops stomping, and drops an elbow across the chest of Denis, and transitions to a headlock, dragging him to the center of the ring! Denis has been blitzed by Xander after an explosive open!
Myles: Denis needs to put some distance between himself and Xander if he can!
James Peters: He’s in a spot right now though, but he makes the ropes and the referee calls for the break. Xander releases the hold and pulls Denis to his feet…Falgoroshi! The Falcon Arrow onto the knee of Xander Payne! Payne doesn’t go for the pin, though, he pulls Ryley to his feet and whips him to the ropes…shoulder block from Xander, knocking Denis to the mat. Xander hits the ropes himself…Senton splash, and Xander goes for the pin!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
James Peters: Kickout from Denis! Xander switches to a side headlock and starts grinding his forearm into the bridge of Ryley’s nose! The referee calls again for a break and Xander does, this time rising to his feet as Ryley reaches for the ropes for support. Xander grabs him by the hair, ignoring the referee, and whips Denis to the ropes….backdrop…DENIS LANDS ON HIS FEET! As Xander turns he’s met with a dropkick! He was not expecting that! Xander staggers back against the ropes as Denis takes his arm and whips him to the ropes…drop down from Denis as Xander runs over….standing hurricanrana! Xander makes his way to his feet but is met with an arm drag, then another, throwing the bigger man’s equilibrium off, Xander stands and is a bit shaky on his feet…running European uppercut from Ryley! Xander is floored!
Rich Russillio: ‘The Enforcer’ is imposing his will on Xander Payne right now! Xander pulls himself up against the ropes, and stumbles to the corner, Ryley hot on his heels! Driving a forearm shot to the jaw of Xander, Denis climbs the turnbuckle and balls a fist, looking to the crowd!
(Denis starts punching Xander in the head as the crowd counts.)
Crowd: UN, DEUX, TROIS, QUARTE, CINQ, SIX, SEPT, HUIT, NEUF, DIX!
(Denis drops down as the crowd gives a round of applause.)
Rich Russillo: Xander is slumped in the corner of the ring as Denis backs up….RUNNING SOLE KICK! Payne almost pirouettes in the corner as he crumples to the mat! Denis goes for the pin!
Referee:ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!!
James Peters: NO! XANDER KICKS OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE! Myles, you have to be impressed with both men here tonight!
Myles: Denis and Xander are two very game competitors, and facing either of them without a game plan would be a huge mistake. Xander might be an awful person, but he’s still a competitor. But I beat him, so I’m better.
Rich Russillio: That’s not a bad plan, as Denis bounces off the ropes…RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! Xander is shook, but not out…Denis backs to the ropes again….POPUP POWERBOMB FROM XANDER! PAYNE COUNTERED RYLEY! He hooks the leg!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillio: Despite the early assault from Denis, Xander proved too much, and was able bring his superior cunning to bear on Ryley!
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this match by pinfall is XANDER PAAAAAAYYYYYNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
(Xander turns his attention towards Myles now, and a smirk crosses his face. The Australian removes his headset. No words or fists are exchanged between the two this time. Everything they need to say to one another is in their respective eyes. At King of Elite, Xander, Myles, and Showdown’s Drake King will put their pride on the line against one another in a triple threat. Talk about a must-see match!)
(Voltage fades from the ringside area and reopens inside the office of Matt Daniels. Captain Charisma himself is actually sitting behind his desk for a change and Veena Adams is facing him, perched on the edge of it. Matt looks completely exasperated at the moment, and Veena’s arms are folded across her chest.)
Veena Adams: You’re crazy if you don’t capitalize on the success of the Extreme Elimination Chamber match. These moronic fans don’t give a fuck about technical wrestling and flips and shit. They want blood. They want violence. At King of Elite they’re going to want to watch Vanilla Rex and Impact murder each other for the right to be called champion here in Elite Answers Wrestling, and honestly that’s how it should be. No one wants to be bored to death and watch two men wrestle one another in an Ironman match. Yuck.
Matt Daniels: Rex and Impact are two of the best wrestlers this sport has ever seen and since this is the World Heavyweight Championship match we are getting at King of Elite thanks to the Gawd contract…
(Matt can’t help but roll his eyes much to Veena’s annoyance.)
Matt Daniels: Then I’m going to make it the best possible match it can be. This will allow both men to showcase their talent and why they’re the best in the world.
Veena Adams: Ugggghhhh it’s so boring though!
Matt Daniels: Veena, with all due respect, I’m the Voltage commissioner.
Veena Adams: Yeah and you’ve been really WOAT at it. This whole season people have done nothing but question your leadership. I’m telling you, make the match barbaric. People want death and destruction.
Matt Daniels (with pure disgust in his voice): And I suppose they want rape as well?
(Thankfully, there was a knock on the door. Veena gets up and opens it, and that’s when The Visual Prophet walks in.)
The Visual Prophet: Now I’m not sure which of you rudely summoned The Visual Prophet but here I am. What do you need?
(Matt gives Veena a look. She simply smiles at The Visual Prophet and bats her eyes.)
Veena Adams: It was me who asked to speak with you, cutie. I just want to reiterate that there is literally no better person to represent Voltage at King of Elite for the New Breed Championship other than you. You are nothing short of inspiring, and honestly, every time you speak you just completely take my breath away. Both Matty and myself have the utmost faith in you and your ability to get the job done. We want the New Breed Championship back on Voltage.
(Matt’s phone rings and after checking it, he stands up from his desk.)
Matt Daniels: Prophet, I do wish you all the best at King of Elite. I hate to cut this short, but I need to take this call real quick.
(Matt exits and Veena shuts the door behind him. Veena’s expression turns serious.)
Veena Adams: You know, I’m just going to be honest with you. I have a real problem with women like Raven Roberts. I don’t know if it’s her plastic face, dick sucking lips, or ugly eyebrows, but everything about her just makes me rage. I want her humiliated at King of Elite, and I want you to leave that ugly little cunt in a bloody heap in the middle of the ring. You look at her and you scream ‘Say my name, new breed bitch’ and then you just beat her senseless. Don’t stop until she does say your name, over and over again. I really hate women who put themselves on a pedestal and act like they can compete with anyone in this company. There’s a reason women have their own brand and it’s because women’s wrestling is an entirely separate entity from men’s wrestling. Raven Roberts holding the New Breed Championship makes a mockery out of everything men’s wrestling stands for, and I will not have her besting a king from Voltage.
(Veena visibly shudders and then grabs at her neck brace dramatically.)
Veena Adams: Raven Roberts has no place competing in a match with someone like you. I know it. You know it. The whole world knows it. The other two competitors are irrelevant to me. You have Damon Diesel and some half-wit junkie deathmatch wrestler, whichever one it ends up being. Like they both suck, so it’s not like you’re going to have to worry about either ‘bro.’ This is your match to win.
The Visual Prophet: I’m well aware of who’s involved in this match at King of Elite, and none of them can compare to me. This is the platform I’ve been waiting for. There’s no doubt that come King of Elite, The Visual Prophet is going to have everyone saying his name. They’re going to love me.
Veena Adams: Perfect. When you do bring that title back to Voltage, I promise you that a nice little bonus is going to come your way. Destroy the hag, get the belt, and you will be rewarded.
(Veena winks at the Visual Prophet and bites down on her lower lip. He simply nods his head, intrigued by her promise, and the scene fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Jelly: “Okay Peanut Butter, I’m willing to call a truce. We got bigger fish to fry anyway. Did you see how Bread tried to get himself involved in this on Friday?”)
(Voltage returns from commercial break and immediately cuts to the broadcast booth. During the break, Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart had made their way out to the ringside area. Rich and James look thrilled to be in the presence of the REVOLT legends, and the four of them take a moment to snap a selfie. ‘True Love’ fades out and a laughing, and rather happy James starts to speak.)
James Peters: :wow: Welcome back to Sunday Night Voltage! As you can see, we had some unexpected and most welcome guests show up during the break.
Rich Russillio: James and I are happily giving up our headsets to let the true queens of EAW call the next match.
(James and Rich hand their headsets to Kassidy and Sienna, and both make their way off camera. Sienna and Kassidy have their 2018 Tag Team of the Year awards with them and they position them on the desk front and center. They place the headsets on and smile at one another lovingly.)
Sienna Jade: Kassi-Poo.
Kassidy Heart: Love of my life.
Sienna Jade: I’m so excited to call this next match with you!
Kassidy Heart: Ohmygawd, same! This next match is going to be a total fucking mess! It’s a fatal fourway to see which man is going to King of Elite to represent Voltage in the finals! Last year the tournament was unfortunately won by a disgusting piece of shit, so really whoever wins it this year is going to be a total upgrade.
(‘If I Had A Heart’ by Fever Ray hits the PA system.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR….
Crowd, Kassidy, & Sienna: ONE FALL!!!!
Sienna Jade: I have always wanted to do that!!!
Bella Braxton: AND IT’S THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!!!!
(The Prince of Phenomenal appears on stage and starts making his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA… WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDS… THE PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL!!!!
Kassidy Heart: Someone seriously needs to get POP a shampoo sponsorship. He legit has the best hair in this company.
Sienna Jade: Right?! Like I’m a little jealous of the natural flip it has to it.
Kassidy Heart: So unfair.
(POP slips into the ring, takes a corner, and waits for the other three men to enter the match. ‘It Aint Safe’ by Skepta hits the public address system.)
Kassidy and Sienna: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING NEXT… FROM TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… HE’S ONE HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… CHARLIE MARR!!!
(Charlie makes his way to the ring, briefly stopping to glare at Sienna and Kassidy. Sienna pats her trophy, while Kassidy blows Charlie a kiss. The bearded beauty looks completely annoyed and disgusted by the Jaded Hearts, and he finally gets into the ring. His theme music fades out and is soon replaced by ‘A Story To Tell’ by Woe, Is Me.)
Sienna Jade: I really don’t like Jack Ripley. He’s a total WOAT.
Kassidy Heart: But since he’s finally away from the WOAT %, he might just become a GOAT. Baaa!!!!
Sienna Jade: Kassi! What would Ahren say?!
Kassidy Heart: I wouldn’t know. I’m ignoring his text messages right now.
(Jack Ripley begins to make his way to the ring to a very negative reaction from the crowd.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING NEXT… FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA… WEIGHING IN AT 202 POUNDS… JACK RIPLEY!!!!
Sienna Jade: These people hate Jack and it’s funny.
Kassidy Heart: It’s going to take a lot of work for Jack to absolve himself from Ryan and Woatron’s sins.
(Jack gets into the ring, exchanges glares with POP and Charlie, and takes the third corner. Now there’s only one man left. ‘What A Shame’ by Too Close To Touch hits the PA system. The crowd erupts for their favorite member of MarrKade… Daryl Kinkade!)
Bella Braxton: AND THEIR OPPONENT… FROM NORWICH, ENGLAND… WEIGHING IN AT 200 POUNDS… HE’S ONE-HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… DARYL KINKADE!!!
Sienna Jade: The man with the most punchable face in all of EAW!!!
Kassidy Heart: Bless Daryl. I wonder if he’s still trying to convince the world he’s an underdog?
(Kassidy and Sienna wave at Daryl as he looks at them, shaking his head. Daryl always does a better job of maintaining his emotions than Charlie does, and he simply slips inside the ring and everyone gets set. Daryl’s music fades out. Bella gets out of the ring. And now it’s time to determine who is going to King of Elite.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Sienna Jade: Awww cute. They’re all gunna start the match by staring at one another!
Kassidy Heart: Do you think they’re as captivated by Charlie’s blue eyes as I am?
Sienna Jade: You know Kassi-Poo, they call that serial killer blue.
Kassidy Heart: I thought it was misogynistic blue?
Sienna Jade: Psychopath blue.
Kassidy Heart: MarrKade exchange looks with one another and there they go! Charlie makes a beeline for Jack, and Daryl goes right for POP! The soon-to-be FORMER Unified Tag Team Champions are taking it right to Jack and POP! Charlie and Jack are exchanging rights and lefts, and Charlie backs Jack all the way into the corner!
Sienna Jade: Daryl has POP pressed against the ropes and nailing him with those shoot style kicks! Daryl grabs POP and whips him across the ring, taking him down with an elbow to the face as POP comes flying at him! Daryl drops down and begins punching POP repeatedly! Those look kinda weak though!
Kassidy Heart (giggling): Jack has reversed positions with Charlie and he’s punching the bearded beauty in the face. Poor Charles!!! Jack is really looking to prove a point here tonight. Poor little Jack, fired from Dynasty for being bad at being the WOAT %’s bitch, and finally getting a chance to shine here on Sundays. Jack takes Charlie by the beard, flips him down to the mat, and begins kicking him in the back. Personally, I love watching people kick the shit out of Charlie. That sexist little prick deserves to have every injury you can possibly think of inflicted on him.
Sienna Jade: Right?! Like honestly I would rather to listen to Madison’s gibberish and Astraea’s screaming than a Charlie Marr monologue. Yeesh.
Kassidy Heart: Daryl and POP have brought their fight to the middle of the ring. They’ve locked up and are both trying to gain the upperhand. They have fought plenty of times this season, so they know one another pretty well. POP manages to force Daryl into the corner, and he starts choking him. There are no rules in this match I guess, but this referee is the same one who’s been fucking up matches for the past couple of weeks. It’s not like he would really know what to do anyway. POP breaks the choke he had on Daryl and slowly takes a step back. Daryl catches his breath and forces himself off the ropes, and he and POP start circling one another again.
Sienna Jade: JACK RIPLEY FROM BEHIND WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!! POP IS TAKEN DOWN BY THE STRAIGHT SHOOTA!!!
Kassidy Heart: Daryl charges and catches Jack in the stomach with his shoulder!!! He’s backing the former PURE Champion into the corner…
Sienna Heart: Remember when Jack lost the PURE Championship to Erebus?!
Kassidy Heart: Bless his heart as they say in the deep South.
Sienna Jade: Daryl is driving his shoulder into Jack’s stomach now! Jack finally catches Daryl with a kick to the shin that causes Norfolk’s Not So Finest to take a step back. Jack pushes himself out of the corner, flies at Daryl… DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME?!
Kassidy Heart: NO! DARYL DUCKS THAT FLYING KNEE TO THE HEAD!!! JACK STOPS HIMSELF BEFORE HE RUNS INTO THE ROPES! JACK TURNS AROUND! THERE’S CHARLIE!!! CHARLIE CATCHES JACK WITH A JUMPING KNEE TO THE FACE!!!
Sienna Jade: CHARLIE GRABS JACK, BULLDOGS HIM INTO THE MAT, AND DARYL CLIMBS THE TO THE TOP ROPE! DIVING METEORA! POP IS BACK UP THOUGH! HE CATCHES DARYL IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD! CHARLIE SWINGS… LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A CLOTHESLINE! POP DUCKS! STEP UP ENZIGURI! CHARLIE HITS THE MAT! POP GOES FOR THE COVER ON CHARLIE!!!
Kassidy Heart: BOOOOO CHARLIE KICKED OUT!
Sienna Jade: POP scoops up Charlie and wraps him in a side headlock!! POP is working on that neck now, and Charlie is trying to use his size and strength advantage to lift POP up! He does manage to hoist him in the air, but he’s unable to capitalize! POP brings him back down, and tightens his grip, and neither man is aware is that Daryl Kinkade is lining up behind them!
Kassidy Heart: DARYL KINKADE WITH A DROP KICK TO POP! CHARLIE IS FREE! MARRKADE GRAB POP UP AND DOUBLE SUPLEX HIM DOWN!!! BUT JACK RIPLEY IS ALSO BACK UP! MARRKADE TURN AROUND!! THEY GO TO DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE JACK TO THE MAT, BUT JACK DUCKS!! MARKADDE TURN AROUND! JACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN! MARRKADE GO DOWN!!! JACK GRABS POP! HE PICKS HIM UP AND DROPS HIM WITH A BACK BODY DROP! JACK GOES TO THE TOP ROPE NOW! OH MY GAWD COULD WE SEE HIM TAKE TO THE SKIES?!
Sienna Jade (super dramatic): I LIVE FOR YOUR DRAMATICS KASSIGOAT!!! JACK DOES GO UP TOP! OHMYGOD WHAT WILL HE DO?! MOONSAULT! MOONSAULT!!! OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAWDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kassidy Heart (super dramatic x2): JACK LANDS ON TOP OF POP! OHMYGOD HE IS HOOKING THE LEEEEEEEEEEGGGGG!!!!!
Sienna Jade: CHARLIE WITH THE SAVE! CHARLIE GRABS JACK!!! CHARLIE WITH THE UPPERCUT! JACK FIRES BACK WITH A CHOP TO THE CHEST! CHARLIE WITH A RIGHT HAND! JACK WITH A SLAP RIGHT TO CHARLIE’S SEXIST MOUTH! CHARLIE FIRES BACK WITH A CHOP OF HIS OWN! JACK WITH A KICK! NOW THE TWO ARE JUST THROWING HANDS!
Kassidy Heart: CHARLIE FORCES JACK INTO THE CORNER! CHARLIE WITH A STIFF KICK TO JACK’S CHEST! DARYL COMES FLYING IN FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING! CHARLIE DROPS DOWN! DARYL WITH A HUGE KNEE TO JACK RIPLEY’S FACE! MARRKADE WORK TOGETHER TO GRAB JACK AND CHARLIE HOISTS JACK IN THE AIR!!!
Sienna Jade: :lupe:!!! I know what this is! This is their stalling vertical suplex, top rope spear combination!
Kassidy Heart: Ohmygod, you’ve been doing your homework!
Sienna Jade: Obvi.
Kassidy Heart: POP IS BACK UP! POP GRABS CHARLIE FROM BEHIND! BACKSTABBER! CHARLIE IS DOWN! JACK IS DOWN! DARYL IS ON THE TOP ROPE! POP SCRAMBLES UP THERE WITH HIM! BOTH MEN ARE FIGHTING NOW! BACK AND FORTH! RIGHTS AND LEFTS! POP GRABS A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS AND GOES TO SUPERPLEX DARYL OFF THE TOP ROPE! DARYL BLOCKS IT! ELBOWS POP IN THE FACE! POP MANAGES TO KEEP HIS GRIP ON DARYL! :lupe:!!!
Sienna Jade: DARYL IS ABLE TO SHOVE POP OFF OF HIM! POP CRASHES TO THE MAT! DARYL GETS HIMSELF SET! IT’S ANOTHER DIVING METEORA!!!
Kassidy Heart: BUT POP MOVES! DARYL CRASHES AND BURNS!! POP LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE! JACK AND CHARLIE ARE BOTH BACK UP TOO! POP GRABS DARYL! CHARLIE SLAMS INTO HIM FROM BEHIND! CHARLIE GRABS POP AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SIDE SUPLEX! JACK GRABS CHARLIE!! YOU’LL FLO-
Sienna Jade: CHARLIE DUCKS! CHARLIE WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE!
Kassidy Heart: JACK DROPS TO HIS KNEES! CHARLIE STOPS HIS MOMENTUM AND TURNS AROUND! JACK GRABS HIM! ARM DRAG TAKEDOWN! CHARLIE IS BACK UP THOUGH! JACK WITH ANOTHER ARM DRAG! JACK SCREAMS AT CHARLIE TO GET UP AND ONCE CHARLIE RETURNS TO HIS FEET!!! HURRICANRANA BY JACK! JACK TURNS THAT INTO A PIN! THE REFEREE DROPS DOWN!!!
Sienna Jade: THE PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL WITH THE SAVE!!! HE JUST SUPERKICKED JACK RIPLEY RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!!
Kassidy Heart: POP GRABS CHARLIE AND IS GETTING HIM IN POSITION FOR THE CROWN OF THORNS!!!
Sienna Jade: If POP hits that Styles Clash this clusterfuck will be oooooooovvvvaaaaa!!!!
Kassidy Heart: THERE IT IS!!! POP PUTS CHARLIE DOWN!!! HE GOES FOR THE CO-
Sienna Jade: DARYL OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE AFTER MIDNIGHT!!!
Kassidy Heart: Alright, we really gotta be aware of that shining wizard come King of Elite…
Sienna Jade: Right?!
Kassidy Heart: Daryl goes for the cover on POP!!!
Sienna Jade: JACK RIPLEY IS JUST ABLE TO MAKE THE SAVE!!!! JACK IS THE ONLY MAN ON HIS FEET AND HE GRABS DARYL! DARYL FIGHTS BACK WITH THOSE STIFF RIGHT HANDS, BUT JACK IS GETTING HIS SECOND WIND! OH BOY! THE STRAIGHT SHOOTA! THE RIP DADDY! DDD AND THERON’S LIL WHIPPING BOI! I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE RUDE THINGS YOU SAID ABOUT ME DURING WAR GAMES BITCH!!!
Kassidy Heart: I think everyone in this match except for POP has said rude things about us…
Sienna Jade: Jack was nice to you during War Games though.
Kassidy Heart: Because I’m a GOAT.
Sienna Jade: DARYL WITH THE KNEE TO JACK’S GUT! JACK DOUBLES OVER! KARYL CLUBS HIM IN THE BACK! JACK DROPS TO HIS KNEES! DARYL WITH THOSE SHOOT STYLE KICKS! DARYL JERKS JACK UP AND WHIPS HIM ACROSS THE RING! JACK REBOUNDS AND DARYL SWINGS WILDLY! HE MISSES! JACK GRABS ON TO THE ROPES! HE STOPS HIMSELF FROM REBOUNDING! DARYL COMES FLYING AT JACK! JACK DROPS DOWN, PULLING DOWN THE ROPES! DARYL LANDS ON THE OUTSIDE AND JACK GETS BACK TO HIS FEET!
Kassidy Heart: JACK IS LITERALLY CLIMBING TO THE TOP ROPE NOW! UHHHH….
Sienna Jade: RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!!
Kassidy Heart: :damn:!!!! SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING ONTO DARYL KINKADE!!! JACK JUST SACRIFICED HIMSELF!!!
Sienna Jade: Was that smart though? You can’t win the match on the outside, and this is for a spot in the finals of the King of Elite tournament! I mean, honestly. If Ripley were going to do something like that, he could at least have tried to seriously injure Daryl so we had one less person to deal with…
Kassidy Heart: Back inside the ring, Charlie and POP are up to their feet! RIGHT HAND FROM CHARLIE! POP WITH A LEFT! BACK AND FORTH THEY GO! RIGHT! LEFT! YES! THEY ARE JUST BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER! CHARLIE WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE! CHARLIE WITH AN UPPERCUT! CHARLIE GRABS POP! HE’S TRYING FOR THE HEADMASTER’S RITUAL! POP BLOCKS THE SPINEBUSTER! HE FIGHTS CHARLIE OFF! POP WITH THE PELE KICK! CHARLIE GOES DOWN! POP GRABS CHARLIE UP! SCOOP SLAM! CHARLIE IS DOWN! POP JERKS HIM UP BY THE BEARD! SERIOUSLY NOT THE BEARD OKAY?!
Sienna Jade: I WILL CUT THAT SHIT OFF!
Kassidy Heart: :whoa:
Sienna Jade: POP IS GETTING CHARLIE INTO POSITION FOR THE CROWN OF THORNS!!!
Kassidy Heart: JACK IS DRAGGING HIS ASS BACK INTO THE RING THOUGH! POP PLANTS CHARLIE!!! POP GOES FOR THE COVER! JACK DIVES ONTO POP!! JACK AND POP ROLL OFF OF CHARLIE AND THEY’RE LETTING THEIR FISTS FLY! DON’T THESE PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS A WRESTLING MATCH?!
Sienna Jade: JACK AND POP FIGHT THEIR WAY UP TO THEIR FEET AND THERE IT IS KASSI-POO! OH MY GOD! A COLLAR AND ELBOW TIE UP! SDLFJSDLFJSLDFJSDF!!!!!
Kassidy Heart: OH MY GOD IT’S STUNNING! LOOK AT THEM GO! NEITHER OF THEM WANT THE OTHER TO BE THE DOMINANT MAN! JACK PUSHES POP AGAINST THE ROPES! POP REVERSES! JACK REVERSES! POP! JACK! POP PUSHES JACK INTO THE CORNER! POP DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO JACK’S GUT! HE GRABS JACK BY THE NECK! HE SNAPS HIM OVER INTO A SITTING POSITION!!!
Sienna Jade: WREEEEEEEESTLINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!
Kassidy Heart: POP WITH THE GREATEST HEADLOCK I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! JACK TRYING SOOOOOO DESPERATELY TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! JACK IS GOING TO HAVE TO DIG SO DEEP TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS ADVERSITY!
Sienna Jade: :lupe:!!! I am on pins and needles!!!!!! This drama! This grit!!! All of this for the right to go to King of Elite and get destroyed by the mighty Jason McKormick from Dynasty!!!!!
Kassidy Heart: :whew:
Sienna Jade: JACK IS ABLE TO USE HIS STRENGTH TO FIGHT HIS WAY OUT OF THE HEADLOCK! NOW JACK HAS A WRISTLOCK! HOLY MOTHER OF GAWD!!!! JACK IS USING THAT WRISTLOCK TO CAUSE POP ALL KINDS OF DISCOMFORT! POP IS DOWN NOW! POP ROLLS THROUGH!!!! POP IS NOW IN CHARGE OF THE WRISTLOCK! JACK IS THE ONE GRIMACING LIKE HE’S TRYING TO TAKE A SHIT!
Kassidy Heart: Sienna please!!!!
Sienna Jade: JACK MANAGES TO REVERSE IT THOUGH! HE PULLS POP TOWARDS HIM! HE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINE! JACK IS KEEPING CONTROL OF THE ARM THOUGH! HE TWISTS THAT WRIST AROUND!
Kassidy Heart: Looks painful, to be honest.
Sienna Jade: That bearded asshole is stirring though! He’s sitting up!
Kassidy Heart: Daryl is also making his way back into the ring!
Sienna Jade: JACK PULLS POP TO HIS FEET RIGHT AS DARYL CLIMBS BACK INSIDE THE RING! CHARLIE RETURNS TO A VERTICAL BASE AND I’M TRULY A BROADCAST JOURNALIST NOW SINCE I USED THE TERM ‘VERTICAL BASE’!!!
Kassidy Heart: POP KICKS JACK AWAY FROM HIM AND ALL FOUR MEN ARE NOW STARING AT ONE ANOTHER! THIS IS MORE DRAMATIC THAN AN EPISODE OF GREY’S!!!
Sienna Jade: THIS IS EXACTLY HOW THIS MATCH STARTED!!! ALL FOUR GUYS STARING INTO ONE ANOTHER’S EYES!!! DARYL AND CHARLIE LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER AND THEY MAKE A BEELINE FOR JACK AND POP! DARYL IS ATTACKING JACK! CHARLIE IS ATTACKING POP! THE SOON-TO-BE EX TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ARE TAKING JACK AND POP TO TASK! MARRKADE WHIP JA-POP ACROSS THE RING…
Kassidy Heart: JA-POP! OH MY GOD YAAASSSS! I LOVE IT!!! JA-POP DUCK THE MARRKADE CLOTHESLINE! THEY COME FLYING BACK AT MARRKADE!!! JA-POP WITH DROP KICKS OF THEIR OWN! MARRKADE GO DOWN! JA-POP ON TOP OF MARRKADE! WE GOT A FIST FIGHT!! HAVE YOU SEEN THAT MOVIE?!
Sienna Jade: YES OF COURSE! I LOVE THE LITTLE GUY FROM IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY!!! POP IS BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF CHARLIE! LOOK KASS HIS BEARD IS SNOTTY!!! JACK IS BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF DARYL! I WONDER IF HE CAN SUMMON THE POWER OF KARYL?!
Kassidy Heart: MARRKADE ARE FIGHTERS THOUGH! BAH GAWD THEY’RE FIGHTERS!!! LOOK AT THEM! THEY KICK JA-POP BACK AND NOW THEY’RE TAKING THEM TO TASK! CHARLIE WITH THOSE STIFF RIGHT HANDS! HE IS TRYING TO BREAK POP’S FACE! DARYL IS DOING THE SAME THING TO JACK! HE SHOULD PROBABLY JUST KEEP PUNCHING THE RIP DADDY IN THE MOUTH!!!
Sienna Jade: ALL FOUR MEN ARE FIGHTING THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR FEET THOUGH! I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW THIS HAS BROKEN DOWN! IT’S CHARLIE AND DARYL!! IT’S JACK AND THE PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL!!!
Kassidy Heart: JACK AND DARYL!!! THOSE BACK AND FORTH CHOPS!!! CHARLIE AND POP!!! THOSE KICKS ARE HITTING THEIR MARKS! DARYL GAINS CONTROL OF JACK! HE SLAMS HIS KNEE IN JACK’S FACE! CHARLIE FOLLOWS SUIT AND SLAMS HIS KNEE INTO THE FACE OF POP!!! MARRKADE ARE EXCHANGING SMIRKS!!! THEY SEEM TO HAVE A PLAN!!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!!!
Sienna Jade: :damn:!!! THAT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT JUST KILLED JACK!!!!
Kassidy Jade: BEAUTIFUL LIE!!! DARYL JUST TOOK OUT POP!!!!
Sienna Jade: :damn:!!! CROSS LEGGED FISHERMAN’S BUSTER!!! HOLY SHIT!!! OHMYGOD THEY’RE BOTH GOING FOR THE COVER!!!
Kassidy Heart: THIS FUCKING REFEREE IS THE STUPID ONE TOO!!! HE’S FUCKING COUNTING SIENNA!!!!
Sienna Jade: THEY BOTH KICKED OUT!!! JACK AND POP BOTH KICKED OUT!!! CHARLIE AND DARYL BOTH LOOKED SHOCKED! I CAN’T BELIEVE THOSE DEVIOUS MOTHER FUCKERS JUST TRIED TO GET THEMSELVES BOTH INTO THE KING OF ELITE FINALS!!!!
Kassidy Heart: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
(Both members of the Jaded Hearts grabbed the water bottles sitting on the broadcast booth and threw them into the ring. That got the attention of both Charlie and Daryl, and the Unified Tag Team Champions turned their attention to Kassidy and Sienna.)
Sienna Jade: COME AT ME BRO!!!!
Kassidy Heart: TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR!!!!
(Both girls pick up their 2018 Tag Team of the Year trophies and hug them tightly! The insults Charlie hurls at them aren’t picked up completely by the cameras but ‘barren ass, stretched out, yeast infected cunts’ does manage to make it. Shocking Charlie would say something so awful, right? Sienna and Kassidy both ditch their headsets and make their way towards the ring. The verbal back and forth between the Jaded Hearts and MarrKade have given both POP and Jack enough time to recover. They both sit up at the same time and see MarrKade distracted! Jack and POP both force themselves up to their feet and rush towards MarrKade! MarrKade bounce against the ropes! POP and Jack grab the tag team champions and they roll them up!!! Charlie and Daryl roll through though!!!
They get back to their feet!!!
YOU’LL FLOAT TOO BY JACK TO DARYL!!!
Pop catches Charlie in the stomach with a kick!!! CROWN OF THORNS BY POP RIGHT AS JACK HITS HIS SUPERKICK!!!
Jack and POP both drop down and cover a member of MarrKade!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(The entire building falls silent as Jack looks at POP and POP looks at Jack. The completely incompetent referee looks a little bewildered and completely unsure as to what just transpired. Bella Braxton isn’t sure what to announce. POP and Jack immediately get to their feet and start screaming at one another, as well as the referee. Voltage has never been a stranger to controversial match endings. The referee brushes past POP and Jack and motions for Bella. The microphone she is covering picks up Bella asking the referee, ‘are you sure?’ The referee thinks for a moment, and then nods.)
Bella Braxton: Uhhhh…. Ladies and gentlemen, your winner and advancing to the finals of the King of Elite tournament… THE PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL!!!!!
(POP shoves Jack aside and throws his hands up in a victory pose. Jack Ripley is shook.)
Bella Braxton: … AND JAAAAAAAAACK RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPLEY!!!!!!
(POP immediately stops celebrating and starts screaming at the referee. Jack doesn’t look that impressed either. MarrKade are coming too in the ring, and the Jaded Hearts are laughing as if this is the greatest thing either of them has ever seen. Voltage mercifully fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for earplugs featuring the vast majority of the Dynasty roster. They’ll keep you from hearing Theron Nikolas speak.)
(When Voltage returns, it immediately cuts to the backstage area. Pure chaos has erupted thanks to the ending of the King of Elite semi-finals. Jack Ripley and POP are screaming at one another, while officials stand between them and keep them separated. Matt is grilling the referee over his decision making, while Veena stands by his side, nodding her head. Finally, Matt has heard enough from everyone.)
Matt Daniels: Alright… ALRIGHT!!! This is completely ridiculous.
POP: I clearly won that match.
Jack Ripley: Are you fucking kidding me?? You won that match about as outright as I did. You are such a delusional mother fucker… I swear.
Matt Daniels: ENOUGH!
(Matt looks at the referee.)
Matt Daniels: This is your third strike. You failed to catch a double pin during The Visual Prophet and Daryl Kinkade match. Then you were terrified of Prophet and unfairly counted fast so he could defeat Korey Gaines. And now this. You had one job. You literally had one job and that was officiate this match and give us a clear winner. Now we have two…
Referee: Captain Charisma I’m sorry! I’m new at this! I swear it won’t happen again!
Matt Daniels: You’re right that it won’t because I’m firing you.
Referee: But I have a family!
Matt Daniels: Most people do.
(Veena can’t help but giggle and everyone turns to look at her. Matt narrows his eyes.)
Matt Daniels: I fail to see anything funny about this situation.
Veena Adams: Oh Matty. The entire thing is funny. I mean honestly. Is having two winners really such a bad thing? You literally let MarrKade run around as co-National Elite Champions for like ever. So I mean how is this situation any different? Voltage will just have two chances to capture the crown.
Matt Daniels: I don’t really expect you to understand this but –
Veena Adams (interrupting him): But nothing! Jason McKormick hardly counts as a competitor so really, sending two Voltage kings just makes the match a credible triple threat. Like I literally thought Cuntille Ava was wrestling a janitor the other night until I realized I wasn’t watching Showdown. POP and Jack both technically got a victory tonight. Just live and let live!
(Matt looks at Veena with pure venom. It’s easy to see that he’s had just enough of her tonight. Veena stands her ground, narrows her eyes, and folds her arms across her chest.)
Veena Adams: You know damn well this is the absolute best thing that could have ever happened! Automatically King of Elite gets more hype. The way the match ended is going to be all over social media, generating a ton of buzz, and everyone is going to turn their attention to Voltage. I bet if I called my Uncle Ryan he would totally agree with me.
(Silence fell. Jack and POP were both glaring at Matt. Veena had a self indulgent smile across her face. Finally, Matt just throws his hands up.)
Matt Daniels: Whatever. It’s honestly whatever. You both win. There.
(Matt storms off and Veena looks at Jack and POP.
Veena Adams: You’re welcome.
(The scene fades out.)
(Voltage returns to the ring area where Bella Braxton is standing by, microphone in hand.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… REX MCALLISTER!!!
(The crowd erupts as ‘Still Unbroken’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to blast across the public address system. After a few seconds, the champion himself steps onto the stage and he pats the World Heavyweight Championship that is slung over his shoulder. The look on Rex’s face tells the whole world he knows how close he came to losing the title last week.)
Rich Russillio: Rex is all business tonight as he makes his way down to the ring.
James Peters: No doubt he’s going to have quite a few things to say about what transpired last week during his match with Noah Reigner. I don’t think there’s any love lost between Rex and Impact.
(Rex gets into the ring and takes in the crowd’s reaction before taking the microphone from Bella. He waits until his music fades out and the crowd noise dies down before he begins to speak.)
Rex McAllister: The events of last week are something I have been replaying in my head over and over. I put myself in a position where Noah Reigner was able to hit the ‘Kill Shot’ on me. That doesn’t settle well with me. I take pride in the fact that I’m the best wrestler in this company, and last week Noah Reigner was able to leave Russia with the belief that he got the better of me. But perhaps the most bitter pill to swallow about everything that transpired is the fact I’m still champion because some egotistical asshole with a god complex saw fit to make sure of that. As an athlete who is willing to live and die by his own sword, something like that eats me alive. I want to win on my own merit, or lose because someone was actually better than me. There’s a lot of unfinished business between Noah and myself, and somewhere down the line the two of us will cross paths again. There won’t be an Impact around to interfere in the match, and now that I’ve been on the receiving end of the ‘Kill Shot’, I will go above and beyond to make sure Noah is never able to catch me off guard like that again.
While I can’t change what happened last week, I can move forward and look ahead to King of Elite. Impact and myself will step inside the ring against one another. The fact Impact decided to exercise the use of his Gawd contract is laughable to me. This egotistical piece of shit wants to throw his weight around and play games. Well, he’s not going to get inside my head. At King of Elite, I’m going to once again prove why I’m the premiere champion of this company. I’m was voted World Heavyweight Champion of the Year for a reason. Since winning this championship back at Crossfire from Chris Elite, I have made it my priority to elevate it and bring it to entirely new heights. I have taken on everyone who’s wanted to step inside the ring with me, and thus far, I’ve been pretty successful. The Extreme Elimination Chamber showed the world exactly who Rex McAllister is as a wrestler and as a man. I’m a fighter and I’m determined to keep building my legacy here. So if Impact wants to play ‘Gawd’ and gift himself a title shot he certainly didn’t earn, well lets go. You might not have wanted to swallow your pride and ask for a match, Impact, but come King of Elite you’re going to wish you hadn’t used your contract to get one either. What happened at Road to Redemption was me showing everyone that Rex McAllister is better than Impact. You better not phone it in either. I want the Impact that everyone talks about. I want the heavy hitter. I want the outspoken, brash version of Impact. I want to you to bring absolutely everything you have to the table come King of Elite, and I welcome the challenge of that.
(Rex smirks, and the crowd is on their feet cheering for their favorite champion in Elite Answers Wrestling.)
Rex McAllister (unable to help himself): See you soon.
(‘Still Unbroken’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to play again and Rex drops the microphone. He poses with his championship before exiting the ring and making his way back up the ramp.)
Rich Russillio: Nothing Rex had to say tonight surprises me at all, James. When it comes to challenges, this man never backs down.
James Peters: Rex has definitely become one of the best Elitists in this company. Honestly, he’s building a Hall of Fame career.
Rich Russillio: Nothing but respect for my World Heavyweight Champion. He’s the glue that holds Voltage together, and the standard bearer for everyone else here on the gold brand.
(Rex stops on top of the stage and raises his championship in the air.)
James Peters: IMPACT FROM BEHIND! IMPACT FROM BEHIND!!!!
Rich Russillio: IMPACT JUST BLASTED REX MCALLISTER IN THE BACK WITH A STEEL CHAIR!!! IMPACT IS ABSOLUTELY LAYING WASTE TO THE CHAMPION RIGHT NOW AND REX WAS CAUGHT COMPLETELY OFF GUARD!!!!
James Peters: IMPACT SLAMS THE CHAIR OVER REX’S BACK ONE MORE TIME AND PICKS HIM UP!!! IMPACT TURNS REX AROUND TO FACE HIM!!! EVISCERATION!!! EVISCERATION!!
(Various EAW officials come racing out, but the damage to Rex has already been done. Impact shrugs them off and picks up the World Heavyweight Championship. He raises it in the air, an arrogant smirk across his face. He looks down at Rex’s fallen body as the officials tend to him.)
Impact: #8Reignz you vanilla mother fucker bitch. See you soon.
(Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break for Haven’s Chicken and Belgian Waffles featuring Big Tony. “The best this side of Sweden! Coming soon to Boulevard Saint Germain right here in Paris! Rated 5 Stars… on Yelp :D!!!”)
(‘Don’t Stop’ by InnerPartySystem starts playing as Noah Reigner makes his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring.. Weighing in, at 184 pounds.. From, Seattle, Washington, NOAAHHHHHH REEIIGGGNNEERRRR!!!!!
Rich Russillio: Noah and Impact are two of the best Voltage has to offer, and these two have held nothing back in their war of words they’ve had this week. But now, the time for talking is over, and we’ll see which one of them are the better man here.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: The match is officially underway as Noah and Impact begin to circle the ring. They begin to lock arms, until Impact gets a headlock in on Noah. Impact holds on to it, until Noah pushes him towards the ropes, and attempts a dropkick but it’s caught by Impact! Impact now looking to put him in the Walls of Impact but Noah kicks him off of him. Noah gets to his feet and charges towards Impact, AND THERE’S THE- NO! Noah stops in his tracks, just about to hit the Killshot, but now Impact rolls him up!
James Peters: Noah kicks out, but remember, Noah’s killshot is banned from this match! That’s why Noah stopped, and now Impact is holding Noah in a rear chinlock. Noah trying to fight out of it but he’s unable to, as Impact keeps him in place. Noah though able to grab Impact by the neck, hitting a Snapmare. Noah now with a roundhouse but Impact ducks it before getting back to his feet! The two engage in a second lock up, but Impact is able to power Noah into the corner. He holds him there for a count of 4, and then attempts a forearm but Noah catches his arm, before kicking him in the midsection!
Rich Russillio: Noah now with an Irish Whip to the ropes, and Noah hits a Hurricanrana, and now Impact is crawling towards the corner! Noah waits for Impact to get to his feet, and he charges at Impact for a knee strike, but Impact gets out of the way, and hits a German Suplex! Noah is stunned, and Impact is now eyeing him, waiting for the Assault Rifle to get to his feet! EVISCERA- NOAH CATCHES IMPACT, AND HE PUTS HIM INTO POSITION, BEFORE HITTING A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!!! THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: AND IMPACT KICKS OUT!! Noah not surprised at this though, as he now is stomping out the floored Impact! Impact rolls towards the apron, and he’s holding the ropes, forcing the referee to break the two up. Noah walks back towards Impact, but he hits a shoulder block on Noah before going to the top rope. Noah stumbles back, and Impact with a double axe handle! Impact now, just laying on the top rope, taunting Noah, and that’s just plain disrespect. Impact walks towards Noah and is just hitting multiple forearms on the grounded Reigner. Impact hitting these strikes, and he follows it up with stomps. Impact now trash talking Reigner, but Reigner rolls him up!
James Peters: Impact kicks out but Noah with a Roundhouse kick! Noah now, throwing Impact into the corner, and there’s a knife edge chop! And Noah follows it up with a German Suplex! Noah now throws Impact out of the ring, and what’s he going for here? Noah runs through the ropes, THE EVISCERATION!!! EVISCERATION ON THE OUTSIDE!!! NOAH FLEW THROUGH THE ROPES, RIGHT INTO THAT CODEBREAKER!!! Impact rolling Noah into the ring, BUT NOAH ROLLS OUT THE OTHER SIDE!!! Impact gets in the ring, and he’s furious! He runs out to Noah and he’s just laying waste to him! Impact, throwing Noah into the barricade, and now he’s just slamming his face into it! The referee at a count of three! Impact now trying to throw Noah, but he reverses it, and throws Impact into the steel steps! Noah now rolling into the ring as he waits for Impact to get to his feet. Impact starts to stir as Noah runs the ropes, AND NOW THE SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS!! Noah now rolls Impact back into the ring and he’s urging for him to get to his feet! But wait, Noah second guessing himself, and it looked like he wanted the Killshot again. He thinks better of it, and instead goes for a Rogue Cutter, but Impact pushes him towards the turnbuckles! Impact charges at Noah but runs right into an elbow, and now it’s Noah with an enzuigiri!
Rich Russillio: Noah has been getting back into this one despite being unable to use his main finishing move, and now he’s dragging Impact to his feet in a front headlock. Noah is setting up for the Shot Down, BUT IMPACT CHARGES TOWARDS THE ROPES, SENDING THEM BOTH OUT THE RING!! Noah is hurt as he hit the apron on the way down, and now Impact is able to get to his feet.
Rich Russillio: Impact, throwing Noah face first into the ring post, and now he’s rolling him into the ring.
Rich Russillio: Impact taunting the crowd before getting in the ring, BUT NOAH WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE!!
James Peters: Noah now rolls back out, and slams Impacts head on the barricade before rolling him back in. Noah now, goes onto the apron and waits for Impact to rise! Impact, slowly gets to his feet, AND THERE’S THE SLINGSHOT SPEAR!! Noah looking to follow it up now, as he picks him up in a Suplex position, perhaps looking for House Edge, but Impact slips behind and rolls him up!
Rich Russillio: Kick Out by Noah, but IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE’S HIT WITH THE ABSOLUTION!!! THE MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS, AND NOW IMPACT GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: AND NOAH WITH ANOTHER KICKOUT!!! Impact now, is backing into the corner, and he is eyeing Reigner and he has something big in mind! Noah slowly gets to his feet after getting hit with the Absolution, AND THE KILLSHOT BY IMP- NO IT MISSES, EVISCERATION BY NOAH!!! IMPACT LOOKING TO HUMILIATE NOAH AND KARMA STRUCK INSTANTLY!!! THE COVER BY NOAH!!!
Rich Russillio: HOW!?!? IMPACT GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! Impact trying to rub in the fact that Noah can’t use the Killshot, and it nearly cost him in the worst way possible! Meanwhile Noah can’t believe Impact kicked out, but the most watched champion in EAW history was not going to let himself get humiliated this way! Noah now picking Impact up to his feet, before throwing him shoulder first into the Turnbuckles, before grabbing him by his back, AND THERE’S THE ROGUE CUTTER: REDUX!!! NOAH NOW WITH ANOTHER COVER!!!
James Peters: HIS FOOT IS ON THE ROPE!! IMPACTS FOOT IS ON THE ROPE, AND THE REFEREE SAW IT AT THE LAST SECOND!!! THIS MATCH IS STILL ON!!! Noah now is arguing with the referee, and he turns around to see that Impact is out of the ring! Noah now, walking out the ropes to follow, BUT IMPACT SWEEPS THE LEG, DROPPING NOAH OFF THE APRON!! Impact was barely able to get to his feet, pulling himself up to sweep the leg, but can Impact capitalize?
Rich Russillio: It doesn’t look like it as Impact is having to rest on the apron, but what’s this? Impact, pulling himself up, and he hits a running penalty kick as Noah got to his feet! Noah is hurt, and it looks like Impact is planning something big! Noah uses the barricade to get up, and now Impact jumps, looking for a Crossbody AND NOAH!!! WHAT A COUNTER!!! NOAH WITH A KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF IMPACT!!! NOAH ROLLS IMPACT IN AND QUICKLY FOLLOWS!!! HE PICKS HIM UP!!! HOUSE EDGE, AND NOW THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillio: HE KICKED OUT!!! HOW DID IMPACT KICK OUT OF THAT!!!
James Peters: NOAH IS SHOCKED!!! THERE’S NO WAY HE JUST KICKED OUT!! Noah now, not bothering to back up, knowing he can’t hit the Killshot, and now he just drags Impact onto his feet. Uh oh, Noah now aiming to put Impact away, BUT IMPACT WITH A BULLDOG!! Noah was looking for the Lock, Stock, Smoking Barrel but Impact countered it, and now Impact with the Flight Sights! The Lionsault connects but Impact doesn’t go for the cover! Impact now, using his foot to just stomp out the face of Noah, and now Impact finds himself in the corner! Impact, trash talking Noah as he waits for him to stand. Noah’s to his feet, and he turns around RIGHT INTO THE KILLSHOT!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THE ULTIMATE ACT OF DISRESPECT BY IMPACT, AND THERE’S THE COVER!!!
James Peters: NOAH GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! THIS IS JUST INSANE!!! IMPACT IS FURIOUS!!! Impact, asking the referee if it was three, and now he’s just stomping a hole in Noah! Noah now, finding himself leaning in the corner, and he’s completely defenseless as Impact is completely unloading on him! Noah at this point is just lifeless, and Impact now is just powering him onto the top rope, and I don’t like what he’s thinking! Impact climbing up with Noah.
Impact: IT’S OVER!!
Rich Russillio: Impact, claiming that this is the end, and what’s he doing? OH MY GOD!!! EVISCERATION!!!! EVISCERATION OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! NOAH THOUGH, WITH AMAZING RING AWARENESS, HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!!!!
James Peters: I don’t know if that was ring awareness, or Noah just collapsing with the small bit of life in him, but whatever it was, Noah now finds himself outside, meanwhile Impact is barely able to move! Meanwhile the referee is at a count of four!
Referee: Five!.. Six!.. Seven!..
James Peters: Impact pulls himself out of the ring, and just kicks Noah by the head as he was getting to the knees, before just tossing him back in. Impact at this point, doesn’t know what’s left to do. He’s resting at the corner now, trying to get whatever energy he can back before Noah gets to his feet, and it looks like he knows what he has to do! Noah gets to his feet, AND THERE’S THE FIST OF FURY, BUT NOAH DUCKS IT, AND THERE’S A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX BY NOAH!! Noah drags Impact up, as he hits a second Dragon Suplex! And now Noah, with a running Senton to the back of Impact! Noah is trying to get back into this, as he drags him to his feet once more, BUT THIS TIME NOAH APPLIES THE CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!!! IT’S LOCKED IN!!! IS HE GONNA TAP!?! IS IMPACT GOING TO TAP OUT TO THE ASSAULT RIFLE!!???
Rich Russillio: It looks very likely, but what’s this, Impact flips himself over, INTO A PIN!!! INTO A PIN!!!
Rich Russillio: NOAH KICKS OUT AND IS FORCED TO RELEASE THE HOLD!!! That was almost it, but now both men are standing toe to toe with each other! Impact now, with a forearm to Noah, but Noah answers back with one of his own. Impact follows up with another one, and the two are just trading forearms, and now it’s becoming an all out brawl between the two! Noah swings for a lariat but Impact ducks it, before hitting a step-up enzuigiri! Noah stumbles into the ropes, but he rebounds off of it and hits a running knee strike! Impact falls into the corner and Noah charges at him, but Impact moves out of the way as Noah goes right into the turnbuckles! Noah slumps down into the corner and Impact charges in! DOUBLE KNEES BY IMPACT!!! Impact, barely able to get to his feet, but now he’s trying to pull Noah into the Walls of Impact, but Noah is hanging onto the ropes!
James Peters: Impact giving up now, and instead just boots Noah in the face! Impact now is just choking Reigner out, until the referee breaks the two up, and this is not right. Impact backs off, but as Noah gets to his feet he’s dropped almost immediately with a Lariat! Impact now, putting Noah in a powerbomb position, BUT NOAH WITH THE SUNSET FLIP, INTO THE PIN!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: OH MY GOD!!! NOAH WINS!!! THAT’S IT!!!
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… NOAAHHHHHH, REEIIIIGGGNNNE-
Rich Russillio: EVISCERATION ON NOAH!!! IMPACT WITH THE EVISCERATION, FLOORING REIGNER AFTER A TOUGH LOSS!! Wait, who’s that? IT’S SOSA HENDERSON!! SOSA COMING IN THROUGH THE CROWD, and now just stomping out an already grounded Noah! SOSA is just beating down the already lifeless Noah!
James Peters: This isn’t how Impact wanted this match to go, but it doesn’t matter now, as Reigner’s out of it, thanks to him and SOSA. Impact now, just walking off, with an evil grin after what he did t- OH MY GOD!!! IS THAT, THAT’S REX MCALLISTER!!! REX WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE THAT HE USED AT THE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER!!!
Rich Russillo: Rex is a walking example of looks being deceiving, take that cane of his, for instance, while it may look like a simple Singapore cane, in actuality it is a custom made, metal reinforced cane made from the strongest of woods. Rex claims that the cane is completely unbreakable, and looks to employ it extensively here tonight!
James Peters: And now Rex, just smashing the cane across the back of Impact, and just look at the marks on his back already! Rex is destroying Impact, and now here comes security to take Rex away!
Rich Russillio: Jesus.
James Peters: What an absolute mess this show has been tonight.
Rich Russillio: Right?!
James Peters: And unfortunately we are out of time! SOSA just laid waste to Noah, after Noah defeated Impact. And Rex McAllister… REX OF ALL PEOPLE… is being restrained by security. Next week is the last Voltage before King of Elite and no doubt it’s going to be wild! Have a good night folks!
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