(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The theme of this week’s recap is quite simply the insanity that was the EAW World Championship Extreme Elimination Chamber. Six Elitists entered the hellacious structure. Five men and women walked into the match determined to stop Charlie Marr from retaining his championship. A barrage of highlights from the match plays.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Andrea Valentine and Ms. Extreme begin the match against one another. After a handshake, both women put down their weapons and enter into a friendly back and forth. Andrea would get the advantage by targeting Ms. Extreme’s ankle but before anything can come from that, the first chamber pod would open! Rex McAllister would enter the match and immediately take Andrea out at the knee with a bo staff!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Rex would take out both women, including stabbing Andrea in the face and in the back of the knee with a piece of glass. Ms. Extreme would reignite her rivalry with Rex and take him down with her shattered glass baseball bat, but Rex would eventually recover and target Ms. Extreme’s ankle! With Rex standing tall and both Andrea and Ms. Extreme down and hurting, the next chamber contestant would be released.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: As the buzzer goes off, Ms. Extreme and Andrea would take Rex down! Terry Chambers would barge into the match and immediately target two of the Beating Hearts! Terry entered the match by using his chain to slam Ms. Extreme in the skull. Terry would beat Andrea to a pulp before lawn darting her into the side of the chamber. Rex would get involved, but Terry would also dispatch of him, coming into the match completely on fire!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Andrea and Ms. Extreme would double team Terry until Rex got involved. All three would triple-team the Barbaric Carnivore and attempt to put him in his place. Right as the countdown for the next pod to open began, Rex would take Terry and slam him into Jack Ripley’s pod and shatter it! Luckily, Jack would be the next contestant out anyway, and Rex would immediately take him to task. Andrea and Ms. Extreme would go back to double-teaming Terry and all five competitors would literally tear into each other as the EAW World Champ, Charlie Marr, watched from his pod.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The fans would wait with bated breath as the countdown happened for the last time. It was no secret who’d be coming out next. Jack, Terry, Ms. Extreme, Andrea, and Rex would all wait for Charlie to exit his pod. However, in typical Charlie fashion, the pod would not open which infuriated the other competitors. Charlie would lock himself in and it would take Terry, Rex, and Jack ripping the chamber door off the pod and breaking the chain to get Charlie out! All five competitors would beat the living hell out of Charlie. As Ms. Extreme went to eliminate Charlie from the match, Jack’s pride and emotions got the better of him. He would want Charlie all for himself and just like the camaraderie inside the chamber was shattered.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: All six athletes would wage a brutal, violent, and bloody war inside that chamber. The damage done to each of them before Charlie even entered would end up taking its toll. Despite everyone’s overwhelming desire to make sure it would end up being anyone BUT Charlie, it would be the reigning and defending EAW Champion who would reap the benefits of the work everyone else did. He would eliminate Jack, Terry, Ms. Extreme, and Rex from the match by either knockout or medical stoppage, leaving Andrea as the only person left who could possibly stop Charlie’s reign of terror.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Andrea was all but out of the match. She was beaten, broken, bloodied, and left there to die at Charlie’s hands. He would seize her and wrap his arms around her neck. Despite still having some fight left in her, it was all but written that Andrea was about to suffer the same fate as her fallen chamber mates. That’s when the music of Malcolm Jones hit and everyone inside the arena nearly lost their minds. The former EAW World Champion, who was unceremoniously fired back at Bloodsport, would stroll out providing enough of a distraction for Andrea to grab her whip, the same whip Charlie had used to beat her bloody, and take him down! Andrea would pounce, wrapping that heinous weapon around Charlie’s throat and choking him out while everyone watched in delight. The referee would deem Charlie unconscious and Andrea Valentine would become the new EAW World Champion.)
(The highlight video fades out and the cameras cut to the inside of the Manchester Arena. Gold and white pyro is exploding as “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami plays for the first time in 2020. It’s a new year, new decade, and a new era of Voltage, and the sold-out crowd is beyond thrilled. There is so much support for the new champion, the rest of the Beating Hearts, and for every single athlete who has been willing to bleed for Voltage this season. The first six months have been one hell of a ride, and the next six months promises to be much the same.)
(“33rd Blakk Glass” fades out and there are a few seconds of silence. The fans quiet down, waiting for what’s going to happen, and when “Roll With Me” by Charli XCX begins to play, the reaction is staggering.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome the NEW EAW World Champion… ANDREA VALENTINE!!!
(Andrea steps out from the back dressed in ripped jeans, a modified ‘Beating Hearts of Voltage’ t-shirt, and Converse sneakers. Her blonde locks are down and flowing over her shoulders, and her smile tells her entire story. The EAW World Championship is on her shoulder and as she approaches the ramp, she stops and holds that belt proudly above her head. The fans have already started chanting her name, and the emotion Andrea feels at the moment is pretty evident. She pats her heart and makes sure she slaps the hands of as many fans as possible as she makes her way down to the ring. Once she’s inside, Bella hands her the microphone, but Andrea takes a few minutes to soak in the reaction. Long after her music has faded, and after it’s more than clear the fans aren’t going to stop until she starts speaking, Andrea finally raises the microphone to her perfectly glossed lips.)
Andrea Valentine: To say that I’m overwhelmed would be an understatement. I wasn’t even allowed to watch wrestling growing up. I grew up in a strict Catholic household and my older brothers and I would stay up late at night, waiting until we knew for sure our parents were sound asleep, and that’s when we would watch wrestling. I was enamored with it and the best thing I ever did for myself was accept a dare from my brothers that got me a tryout with a local company in Orlando. The rest is pretty much history.
(A smile crosses Andrea’s face as she thinks back to her childhood and how she broke into the sport. She went from backstage reporter and personality to the premiere world champion in the biggest company in the world.)
Andrea Valentine: When I signed with EAW, I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy to break-out. This company has always been full of talented women with big dreams, and I was no exception. When I got my break on the main roster, I was excited but at the same time, I had doubts. I doubted myself a bit and my ability to maintain the grueling schedule we have, and ultimately I ended up back at the EAW Performance Center. I’m not ashamed that I got sent back down to developmental. It made me stronger and really made me realize what an opportunity I have here. When I got the call to come back, I made it my goal that I would work hard, take everything in stride, and become the best possible version of myself that I could be. I NEVER imagined I would do the things I’ve done. The crazy matches I’ve competed in would never have crossed my mind. But one thing I will say is that I have really become a hell of a wrestler in whatever type of match I’m given, and man. I really am the EAW World Champion.
(The crowd explodes once again.)
Andrea Valentine: Everyone who enters this sport has world championship aspirations, and not everyone is able to reach that pinnacle. When I lost to Madison Kaline last year at Blood Letter, I wasn’t really sure when my next opportunity to compete for a world championship would be. Other opportunities came my way in the form of the Specialists Championship, so really winning a world title went to the back of my mind because I wanted to elevate the Specialists Championship and make my reign special. My first time around with that belt didn’t really work out, but my second reign was a dream. It means everything to me that I can forever be linked to my best friend, and she’s one of the people I thought about when this EAW World Championship was presented to me. There have been a lot of ups and downs, good times and bad, and so many memories that I will cherish long after my days as a wrestler are over. This championship… this means everything to me.
(Andrea takes a moment to lay the belt across her hands and look at it. She soaks up the sight of it, running her perfectly manicured fingers across her nameplate. She takes a deep breath before placing it back over her shoulder.)
Andrea Valentine: Obviously, I went into that chamber wanting to win, but I know Camille and myself were fighting for a much bigger purpose. Since the beginning of this season, Charlie Marr has been a thorn in our sides. Along with Veena Adams, he has made it his goal to make a mockery out of us and get us off this brand. Camille, Consuela, Raven, and I joined forces in order to stop them, and prove that we belong here, and ending Charlie’s shitty championship reign was the goal from the start. Deep down, I would have been content to see anyone but Charlie emerge from that match with the championship, and all of us had motivation to take that belt too. Charlie’s done nothing but piss this entire brand off. Karma has always been the biggest bitch and Charlie got bitchslapped by her real hard at Road to Redemption. All of his sins came back to haunt him, and it just so happens that I was the last person standing. Consuela put the final nail in Veena’s coffin, and that’s why the Beating Hearts of Voltage stand tall and proud right now. That’s why Voltage is going to look a whole hell of a lot better going forward. That’s why each of us now have a fair chance to get the things we want. There is no more Veena, and most importantly, there is no more Charlie Marr as the EAW World Champion. The ‘king’ is dead, and I’m fairly confident that it’s going to remain that way for as long as I’m the EAW World Champion.
Crowd: AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A! AN-DRE-A!
Andrea Valentine: As EAW Champion, I promise to be a fighting champion. I’ll fight fair and I won’t cut any corners. I’ll make sure I give my opponents and challengers everything I have, and I’ll NEVER be someone who shies or runs away from a fight. Whatever stipulation, whatever opponent, whatever comes my way, I’m going to face it head on, with a smile on my face, and make sure that this belt really has a champion it can be proud of. This title has a long history, and it’s not one that’s always been full of sunshine and rainbows. But I plan to make sure my reign is one of the best ones in this company’s history.
(Andrea lowers the microphone and holds up the EAW Championship. “Roll With Me” begins to play once again and the crowd are still on their feet chanting the new EAW Champion’s name. Andrea heads to the turnbuckles and poses with the belt as Voltage fades into its first commercial break of the night.)
(Commercial break for Lexus. Experience the rewards of their curiosity.)
(Voltage returns and fades into the backstage area. The camera immediately cuts to Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin, who are making their way down the hall. They stop in front of an unmarked lockerroom door and it’s Hannah who goes to knock. She takes a step back, returning to Jesse’s protective side, and a moment later, the door opens. Jesse’s partner for the night, Link Rexx, appears and he immediately glares at the duo.)
Link Rexx: Can I help you?
Hannah Marin: Actually, we are here to help you, Mr. Rexx.
(Link raises an eyebrow.)
Link Rexx: I don’t need your help.
(Hannah and Jesse exchange concerned looks.)
Hannah Marin: I wouldn’t be so sure. You were so quiet this week, not once opening your mouth to speak about the match and give Jesse the reassurance he needed to be able to trust you as a partner. It got us thinking that perhaps you feel as if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew here in EAW. This company is littered with filth and debauchery, but it is still the biggest wrestling company in the world and I understand why that might be a big deal for you and why you might be feeling some kind of nerves. While this match isn’t really that important to Jesse, he still wants to teach Zak Simmons and Shawn Sturgis a lesson, and that’s why we’ve both come to make sure you are going to do your part tonight.
Link Rexx: I’m here, aren’t I?
Hannah Marin: You are, but we had no way of knowing that since you couldn’t be bothered to speak out this week. This is an entirely different scenario than Christmas in Dubai was. This is Voltage and the last person you need to piss off on this brand is the man standing beside me. Jesse Barlow wants nothing more than to eradicate the undeserving people from this company, and we would hate to add your name to our list. There is a lot of potential in you, and a lot of good you could do around here, especially with the right people on your side. We want to make EAW a better place… a more virtuous place, and you are welcome to join us if you would like.
(Hannah smiles serenely at Link and then turns to look at Jesse for approval. He nods his head, which delights her, but Link doesn’t seem to be interested in her offer.)
Link Rexx: I would rather drink bleach than join whatever backwards crusade the two of you have going on. Rest assured I will do my part tonight to make sure we get the win, but beyond that? The two of you can get fucked.
(Link brushes past Jesse and Hannah, and heads out. Their match is next, but neither Jesse nor Hannah attempt to follow him. Hannah’s full lips curve into a pout and she looks up at Jesse.)
Hannah Barlow: I don’t trust him, sir.
(Jesse gives Hannah a reassuring smile and ruffles her hair.)
Jesse Barlow: It’s alright, Hannah. I’ll take care of him.
(That seems to satisfy Hannah and she follows Jesse. The scene fades to the ringside area.)
(Voltage fades back into the ringside area, and James and Rich are head talking.)
James Peters: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome back to Voltage! Coming up next is our first match of the night! It’s an exciting tag team bout, between newcomer Link Rexx and Jesse Barlow, who will face off with two men whose paths will once again cross, Zak Simmons and Shawn Sturgis! This match is an interesting clash of styles and personalities, it’s sure to deliver another great performance out of all four competitors!
Rich Russillo: Couldn’t have said it better myself, James. Although, can Shawn Sturgis and Zak Simmons put their troubled history to the side and work together to come out on top with a victory tonight? The wait is over, let’s dive right into this match!!
(‘Country’ by Upchruch begins to play as plays Zak Simmons enters the arena to a chorus of boos.)
Rich Russillo: Oh boy, the crowd sure do love this fella…But despite how you may feel about him, you can’t deny his results. He gets results and doesn’t give a damn how he does it, he is willing to cross any line, any boundary, as long as he gets what he needs. Is it honorable? No. Is it respectable? Hell no. Is it effective? Very much so. He has lived up to his promise, he has torn a war path through Voltage and looks to continue his hot streak tonight.
James Peters: I hate to agree with you, but Simmons has had a tremendous impact on Voltage and has shown to be quite a formidable threat. His matches with Shawn Sturgis have been brutal wars, with blood, sweat, and tears spilled in this rivalry. These two have a deep hatred for each other, but maybe somewhere under that hatred is a mutual respect. They’ll need every ounce of it tonight.
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST…. WRESTLING OUT OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY …WEIGHING IN AT 245lbs…ZAAAAAKKK “THE MACHIIIINNEEEE” SIMMONNNNNSSSS!!
(Zak Simmons makes his way to the ring, not allowing the crowd’s harsh chants and attitude phase him.)
(‘Beautiful People’ begins to play as Shawn Sturgis makes his way to the ring.)
James Peters:Shawn Sturgis is one of the hottest new starts to emerge on Voltage! He has a very electric and unorthodox style, which combines Japanese-Strong Style, with an aerial, gravity defying style. He’s certainly got a bright future in EAW, but we’ve seen what this man will do to get at Zak Simmons, the lengths he will go…can he really put all that bitterness and hatred to the side and leave with a win?
Rich Russillo: I think so, these men are nothing if not intelligent. They have found their early success for a reason. It won’t be easy, but if these two men are as good as they’ve proven to be, they’ll be able to put their history to the side, win this match and leave with a win. Either way, Jesse Barlow and Link Rexx are in for an uphill battle against these two.
Bella Braxton: AND HIS PARTNER…WRESTLING OUT OF RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIAAAAA …WEIGHING IN AT 199lbs…HE IS THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID- AIR…SHAWNNNNNNN STURGGIIISSSSS!!!
(‘Tokyo Ghoul’ by Highly Suspect begins to ring throughout the arena as Link Rexx makes his way onto the stage.)
James Peters: Another man the crowd love to hate. Link Rexx’s cocky attitude and disregard for the rules don’t make him a fan favorite by any stretch, but they could prove useful on Voltage. As cocky as he may be, his arsenal is packed with deadly weapons. He can drop you on your head, or tie up your legs and submit you, this guy is the real deal.
Bella Braxton: AND THEIR OPPONENTS….FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF KANSAS CITY, MISSSSOURIIIII….WEIGHING IN AT 235lbs….LIIIINNNNNNKK REXXXXX!!!
(‘The Path’ by Senses Fail begins to play as Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin enter the arena.)
Rich Russillo: I’m more than excited to see this guy perform tonight. He’s as cold blooded as they come, a true hunter. He loves the violence, the fighting and I that could very easily prove to be a deadly tool on Voltage. Link Rexx and Jesse Barlow have the potential to be a treacherous force on Voltage and in this match they have the chance to show it!
James Peters: That’s exactly right, Rich. Not every match is a championship match, or a main event match. But every match matters, because there are always important eyes on these matches. Impress the right person, you may just earned yourself a valuable opportunity in the near future. So if you’re not prepared to give one hundred percent in every match, do you really have any business being on Voltage, or even in EAW for that matter!
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING HIS PARTNER…WRESTLING OUT OF HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEYYYY…WEIGHING IN AT 210lbs….JESSE “THE VIRTUUOOUUSSS” BARRRLOOOWWWW!!!
Rich Russillo: This youngster is a potent force, with no regard for your health. He might gouge your eyes, then stomp your head to the canvas. He also loves violence, to an unhealthy yextenet. A former ex-con, someone who shouldn’t be messed with, unless absolutely necessary. We saw a bit of a scuffle between Rexx and Barlow earlier tonight, it’ll be interesting to see how they operate as a team.
James Peters: 210lbs, 6’1 and his favorite weapon is the brass knuckles, talk about intimidating, sheesh. A potential alliance between these two could be dangerous, despite their lack of experience. Now everyone is here, ready and willing to fight! Let’s dive right into this match!!
(Jesse Barlow enters the ring quickly, motioning to the referee to begin the match.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: HERE WE GO! Jesse Barlow and Shawn Sturgis are going to start this match, both men circle each other trying to gain an early advantage…But Jesse Barlow storms Zak Simmons, knocking him off the apron!! It’s a smart strategy to get in the head of Zak Simmons early, especially considering the tumultuous history between Simmons and Sturgis. Now Sturgis and Barlow lock up, jockeying for position…The larger Barlow bodies Shawn back to the corner, making the tag allowing Link Rexx to enter the ring…He delivers a NASTY boot to the midsection of Shawn Sturgis..THEN A JAWBREAKER TO SHAWN!! A GREAT SEQUENCE FROM LINK!! Rexx attempting to lift SHawn to his feet, potentially looking for a brainbuster?!?! HE’S GONNA DO IT, HE’S GONNA DROP SHAWN ON HIS HEAD, EARLY ON LOOKING TO END IT…BUT SHAWN STURGIS ESCAPES OUT THE BACK DOOR, HE TURNS IT INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!! DROPPING LINK RIGHT ON HIS NECK, YIKES!! Sturgis does not look impressed that Rexx was going to attempt a brainbuster, as he makes the tag to Zak Simmons, who’s eager to get in on the action…NOW SIMMONS IS BRUTALIZING REXX, A STORM OF STRIKES, HE’S TRYING TO BLOODY LINK REXX, SENDING A MESSAGE TO BARLOW OF WHAT’S TO COME!!
Rich Russillo: SIMMONS LIFTS REXX AGAIN …AND HE SENDS HIM CRASHING DOWN WITH A SAMOAN DROP!! A SPINE RATTLING SAMOAN DROP!! THEN HE TURNS INTO A DRAGON SLEEPER, SIMMONS POSSIBLE ABOUT TO MAKE QUICK WORK OF LINK REXX…JESSE BARLOW’S GRABBED THE REFEREE’S ATTENTION, OH NO, ALLOWING TO REXX TO GOUGE THE EYES OF ZAK SIMMONS, A CLEAR SCRAPE OF THE EYES!! Simmons escapes back to the corner, tagging in Shawn Sturgis..STURGIS QUICKLY COMES OFF THE ROPES WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT CONNECTING SPOT ON WITH LINK REXX!! WHAT A MOVE FROM SHAWN, THE ATHLETICISM IS THROUGH THE ROOF!!
(Crowd sends a large cheer to Shawn Sturgis, commending him on his epic attack!)
James Peters: SHAWN STURGIS HEADING INTO HE COVER, TRYING TO PUT LINK AWAY HERE….
James Peters: KICKOUT AT 2! REXX SURVIVES, BUT FOR HOW LONG?!? HE DESPERTALEY NEEDS TO TAG BARLOW…SHAWN STURGIS NOW ATTEMPTING A NECKBREAKER ON REXX…WHO COUNTERS INTO A DDT!! LINK REXX PLANTED HIM WITH A DDT!! WHAT A MOVE FROM REXX! HE NEEDS TO CAPITALIZE, THIS IS HIS CHANCE TO MAKE THE TAG, TO TURN THE TIDE OF THIS MATCH IN HIS FAVOR!…HE’S DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN, CRAWLING, SUMMONING EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH HE HAS LEFT….REXX IS ALMOST THERE…SHAWN STURGIS GRABS HIS LEG, PULLING HIM BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, NOW GOING FOR A CLOSETHELINE…BUT REXX EVADES IT AND MAKES THE TAG TO JESSE BARLOW!! JESSE BARLOW IS IN, HE’S PUNISHING SHAWN STURGIS!!! STOMPING THE HEAD OF SHAWN, NOW LIFTING HIM UP, POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX …BUT HE NAILS A BACKBREAKER!!! SHOWING OFF THAT UNORTHODOX STYLE!!
Rich Russillo: What the hell?!…Barlow brings Shawn back to his corner, allowing for Simmons to tag in…HE WANTS TO FACE ZAK SIMMONS! ZAK SIMMONS WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO PUNISH JESSE BARLOW….BUT BARLOW FLIES AT HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT, NEARLY DECAPITATING SIMMONS, MY GOD!!! I DON’T THINK ANYONE WAS EXPECTING THIS SORT OF DOMINANCE FROM JESSE BARLOW!! Jesse now tags Link Rexx in wh- WAIT-BARLOW BLASTS LINK REXX!! NOW DELIVERING A CURB STOMP TO LINK REXX!!! WHAT THE HELL, BARLOW SHOUTS SOMETHING AT LINK AND THEN EXITS THE RING, IS HE LEAVING?!?!…HE IS, BARLOW IS GONE, BARLOW ABANDONED LINK REXX, WHO IS NOW AT THE MERCY OF SIMMONS AND SHAWN STURGIS!!
James Peters: OH NO …ZAK SIMMONS WITH A SPINEBUSTER, MY GOD! HE’S DEFENSELESS NOW, HE’S GOT NO HELP, AS SIMMONS DELIVERS A BRAINBUSTER!!! DRIVING THE SKULL OF REXX DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! THIS IS BRUTALITY, JUST PICKING AT THE CARCASS OF REXX! SIMMONS TAGS IN SHAWN STURGIS, WHO LIFTS LINK ONCE AGAIN, JUST TO BRING HIM BACK DOWN WITH THE ‘NIGHT MARE’ DDT!!! THAT NASTY ROPE HUNG DDT, JUST END THIS NOW!!
Rich Russillo: I think you’re going to get your wish, James….SHAWN HEADS TO THE APRON, MOTION FOR THE CROWD TO GET TO THEIR FEET, HE’S GOT SOMETHING BIG IN MIND…THE ‘LOOK NO HANDS’ 450 SPLASH TO REXX!!!! THAT’S IT!! IT’S OVER NOW, AS SHAWN HEADS INTO THE COVER!!!…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS, SHAAAAWWNNNN STURGISSSS AND ZAAAAAKKKKK SIMMMMOOONNNSSSS!!!
(“Beautiful People” by Marily Manson begins to play and the referee quickly raises the hands of rivals Shawn Sturgis and Zak Simmons. Both men pull away from the referee and glare at one another, having put their differences aside for the sake of the match. After a moment, it’s Sturgis who holds out his hand. Another moment passes, and finally Simmons grasps it and gives it a shake.)
James Peters: I’m impressed at how well Simmons and Sturgis worked together tonight. They made one hell of a team, and it seems like both of them feel the same way, Rich.
Rich Russillo: Absolutely, James, but the same can’t be said for Link Rexx. Jesse promised he was going to deal with Link and he followed through on that. He left the newcomer for dead, after turning on him, and left the ring area with Hannah.
(Simmons and Sturgis celebrate their victory as Voltage fades to commercial.)
(Commercial break for Fitbit featuring EAW’s Most Beautiful Person, Xander Payne. Looks like Xander is determined to get this Best Body award back from Shortfuse PAKA!)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to Bella, who is ready for the next match!)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(‘Land of the Innocent’ by Feathers begins to play and the crowd absolutely erupts for Sarah Price. Her ovations seem to get louder and louder every week, but the fact that she is from England and is competing in her home country makes this particular ovation extra special.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM LONDON, ENGLAND… WEIGHING IN AT 110 POUNDS… SHE IS ‘THE GUARDIAN ANGEL’ SARAH PRICE!!!
Rich Russillo: James, I’m excited to see what 2020 has in store for this talented newcomer. Since day one, the EAW Universe has been charmed by Sarah Price and her sunny, happy attitude. Everyone has been saying that there are big things in this young woman’s future, and I firmly believe that.
James Peters: As do I, Rich. A lot of people think Sarah’s attitude is to good to be true, but there is nothing fake about her whatsoever. She truly is a real life version of a superhero, and I expect 2020 to be Sarah’s breakout year!
(Sarah slides into the ring, all smiles, hyping up the crowd. Her music fades out and is soon replaced by “Stabbing In The Dark” by Ice Nine Kills. All the cheers Sarah had been receiving quickly turned to jeers as the dangerous Komatsu Ogawa steps onto the stage.)
Bella Braxton: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM TOKYO, JAPAN… WEIGHING IN AT 251 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE SERPENT KING’ KOMATSU OGAWA!
Rich Russillo: I’m not sure if I really like this match for Sarah. I know she has a match coming up against Showdown’s Kensingten Calhoun-Astor on Dynasty next week for the Iconic Cup, but Komatsu might be her most dangerous opponent to date. I don’t want to take anything away from the people Sarah’s faced in the past, or from Kensingten, but Komatsu is a dirty fighter. Sarah might be in over her head.
James Peters: She could be, but Sarah has overcome the odds before. That being said, Komatsu is going into the match with the knowledge that Sarah is someone who can handle anything that gets thrown her way, and no doubt he will be prepared. He is going to put Sarah through Hell and it’ll be interesting to see if she can survive this match.
(Komatsu gets into the ring and licks his lips as he eyes Sarah. She glares back at him and sensing that both competitors are ready to fight, the referee calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: This is such a mismatch on paper, Rich.
Rich Russillo: It is but these fans here in Manchester are solidly behind their country woman. Komatsu Ogawa might be a sick, disgusting bastard, but Sarah has been making a name for herself here in EAW and she held her own inside the Specialists Chamber back at Road to Redemption.
James Peters: Ogawa and Sarah are circling one another, and the look on Ogawa’s face is disturbing. He looks like he wants to eat Sarah alive. Sarah seems ready to go, though, and I give her credit. She is motioning for the crowd to get loud right now.
Crowd: SARAH! SARAH! SARAH! SARAH! SARAH! SARAH!
Rich Russillo: Sarah wants a lock up, but Ogawa is laughing at her. The two have stopped circling one another, and are now standing in the center of the ring. The size difference goes without saying. Ogawa has a foot on Sarah and more than 100 pounds. Sarah doesn’t seem impressed that she’s being mocked and she shoves Ogawa in the chest!
Sarah Price (Off Mic): Let’s go!
James Peters: Ogawa replies by pie-facing Sarah! She quickly gets back up and nails Ogawa in the jaw with a forearm! She fires off several more forearms before grabbing him and attempting to whip him across the ropes! Ogawa doesn’t budge! Sarah tries again but Ogawa replies with a stiff right hand that connects with her jaw and knocks her flat on her back! Ogawa with a quick cover!
Rich Russillo: Sarah kicks out!
James Peters: Ogawa snatches Sarah up by the hair and even though she’s dazed from that punch, Sarah has the presence of mind to nail Ogawa with a kick! The kick catches the Japanese Elitist off guard and that allows Sarah to kick him again! Ogawa loses his grip and Sarah is unloading now! She is connecting with Ogawa’s legs and thighs, and she just kicked him in the knee! Ogawa stumbles and Sarah leaps in the air… connecting with a beautiful dropkick! Ogawa falls back into the corner and Sarah takes off running! She hits a beautiful handstand BUT OGAWA JUST CAUGHT HER BY THE LEGS!
Rich Russillo: OGAWA DEADLIFTS SARAH UP BY THE LEGS AND VIOLENTLY SLAMS HER FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT!
James Peters: :damn:
Rich Russillo: Ogawa steps on Sarah’s head and walks over her, before reaching down and scooping her up! He puts Sarah in the powerbomb position and looks to slam her down, but Sarah is fighting back with punches to the head! She is able to wiggle out of Ogawa’s clutches and catches him square in the jaw with a right hand! She punches Ogawa again, and goes to kick him in the gut but Ogawa catches her by the leg and ruthlessly snaps her down to the mat! He maintains control of the leg and wraps Sarah in a figure four leglock!
James Peters: Sarah’s never going to be able to reverse this hold so she really needs to dig deep and start reaching for the ropes.
Crowd: LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH!
Rich Russillo: Sarah is desperately reaching behind her, but she’s just out of reach! She’s forcing herself up on her forearms now! She’s actually trying to reverse this and her effort seems to amuse the hell out of Komatsu Ogawa! Sarah lays back on the mat, but that brings the referee into the picture to count her shoulders!
James Peters: Sarah gets her shoulder up, and it’s starting to dawn on Ogawa that he’s not going to make Sarah tap out with a figure four. He releases the move and Sarah immediately rolls towards the apron of the ring. Ogawa slips out from the opposite side and crouches down, out of Sarah’s line of vision. Meanwhile, Voltage’s superhero is sitting up and rubbing her knees, trying to get some feeling back into her legs. She held on for several minutes in that submission which shows just how resilient she is, and why so many people are labeling Sarah Price as one of the future faces of this business.
Rich Russillo: But look, James! Ogawa is sneaking over to her and he clubs Sarah in the back! She tumbles off the apron and Ogawa is putting the boots to her! He’s absolutely stomping the shit out of Sarah and now he has her by the hair again! Ogawa uses Sarah’s hair to lift her up and swing her into the steel ringsteps! Jesus Christ.
James Peters: He’s not letting go! Ogawa slings Sarah into the ringsteps three more times before letting go and stomping on her some more!
Crowd: LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH! LET’S GO SARAH!
Rich Russillo: Komatsu Ogawa just flipped this crowd off and now they’re booing the hell out of him.
James Peters: This monster doesn’t give a fuck! He just kicked those steps away from the ring and exposed the sharp edge of them.
Rich Russillo: The referee is out of the ring now and he is begging Ogawa to get back inside. Ogawa shoves him away and he grabs Sarah by the hair once again. He slams her forehead off the edge of ringsteps and Sarah Price is busted open!
James Peters: Blood is pouring down Sarah’s face and only now is Ogawa rolling her back inside the ring. Sarah drags herself into the corner and puts a shaking hand up to check that wound. She looks at the blood covering her hand and reaches for the ropes, trying to help herself up.
Rich Russillo: BUT HERE COMES OGAWA! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!!
James Peters: SARAH THROWS HERSELF TO THE GROUND! OGAWA’S KNEE SLAMS INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND SARAH PULLS HIM DOWN AND ROLLS HIM UP WITH A SCHOOL GIRL PIN!
Rich Russillo: Ogawa muscles his way out and runs the ropes! Sarah is back to her feet and eats an absolutely devastating knee to the face! Ogawa catches her before she falls and he hoists her up into an Argentine backbreaker rack! HE DROPS SARAH WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! Ogawa calls that ‘Bone Sliver’ and he quickly hooks the legs for a cover!
James Peters: Sarah kicks out!
Rich Russillo: Ogawa looks pissed that Sarah is still in this match, and he mounts her, unloading rights and lefts! Ogawa digs his fingers into that wound and fresh blood begins to pour from Sarah’s forehead.
James Peters: :lupe: Sarah has taken a lot of punishment in this match and I’m worried about what’s going to happen to her if she continues.
Rich Russillo: Ogawa helps Sarah to her feet, lifts her up, and presses her above his head! The crowd is screaming at Ogawa to leave Sarah alone and he replies by dropping her face first across the top turnbuckle! Sarah crumbles to the mat and Ogawa is smiling like the sick bastard he really is.
James Peters: I think it’s pathetic he is taunting the crowd right now.
Rich Russillo: The members of the EAW Universe that are packed inside the Manchester Arena certainly find Ogawa pathetic right now and he responds to their hate by violently kicking Sarah in the ribs and forcing her onto her back. Ogawa places his foot across Sarah’s face and demands that the referee count the pin right now. The referee looks a little reluctant….
Komatsu Ogawa (Off Mic): Do your damn job!
James Peters: The referee finally drops down and makes the count.
Rich Russillo: SARAH GETS HER SHOULDER UP!
Komatsu Ogawa (Off Mic): WHAT?!
James Peters: :lupe: Ogawa just stomped on Sarah’s face and goes right for the referee! He’s blaming the referee for not immediately counting when he first pinned Sarah!
Rich Russillo: I hate to say it, but the referee did waste precious seconds by hesitating to make the count. Ogawa has an argument here, but I’m not mad about it. This guy is a bad apple.
James Peters: Ogawa has taken the referee by the shirt and forced him into the corner! He’s in the referee’s face, shouting obscenities at him, and the referee is warning him to back off. They are continuing to argue and Ogawa raises his fist in the air. He’s gunna punch the referee and get himself disqualified!
Rich Russillo: LOOK! Sarah Price is back up and she grabs Ogawa by the arm, stopping him from hitting the referee! Ogawa lets go of the ref and whirls around! He rips his arm free of Sarah’s grasps and grabs her by the hair! Ogawa is screaming in Sarah’s bloody face but she nails him with an uppercut! Ogawa grabs her by the tights and lifts he up in the air BUT SARAH JUST FLIPPED OVER HIM TURNING THAT INTO A BEAUTIFUL SALIDA DEL SOL! SARAH HOOKS OGAWA’S LEGS FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: Damn! Ogawa just kicked out!
Rich Russillo: Sarah knows this is the opening she’s been waiting for though! She’s gotten her second wind and she’s back up! Sarah leaps over Ogawa and runs the ropes! He’s sitting back up but Sarah just hit him with the ‘Plot Twist’! The ripcord knee strike has knocked Komatsu Ogawa flat on his back and Sarah quickly heads to the corner! She climbs up the turnbuckles and gets set up on the top!
James Peters: SARAH WITH THE ‘HAPPY ENDING’ MOONSAULT!!!
Rich Russillo: OGAWA JUST ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY!!!!
James Peters: SARAH CRASHES INTO THE MAT!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Komatsu Ogawa is unable to capitalize immediately but he’s sitting up. He sees Sarah writhing in pain in the middle of the ring and he forces himself to all fours. He crawls over to Sarah and wraps her in another figure four leglock!
James Peters: Sarah is fighting with all she has right now and is desperately trying to reverse this! She wasn’t able to do it earlier, and she still can’t get the job done!
Rich Russillo: One thing I have to point out is that Sarah’s struggle is hindering Ogawa from bridging that figure four and turning it into his finisher, ‘Rat Trap.’ Sarah is twisting her body and look! She’s close to reversing!
James Peters: But Ogawa reaches out and grabs her by the hair! He pulls Sarah up and headbutts her, which does nothing but reopen that wound! Blood is pouring down Sarah’s face once again but she swings wildly! Sarah’s left hand connects with the side of Ogawa’s face, and she swings again! Her right hand connects with Ogawa’s temple! Sarah just starts free swinging and she is connecting with Ogawa’s face and head with both fists now! Ogawa lets go of the figure four and Sarah immediately rolls to the outside of the ring! She grips the ropes to haul herself up but Ogawa is already up and barreling towards her!
Rich Russillo: Sarah ducks between the ropes, catching Ogawa in the gut with a shoulder! She clubs him in the back of the head and leaps over the ropes… bringing Ogawa down with a sunset flip! Sarah Price is a hell of a lot tougher than she looks and that’s why she is Voltage’s own superhero queen! :blessed:
James Peters: :blessed:
Rich Russillo: Ogawa immediately kicks his legs together, which forces Sarah to let go of the pin and he rolls backwards, getting up to his feet. He looks to catch Sarah in the face with a knee, but she catches it, and jerks Ogawa down to the mat! Sarah grabs Ogawa’s legs and flips over, landing on his shoulders for a pin!
James Peters: Ogawa powers out!
Rich Russillo: Sarah rolls off of him and scurries to the ropes. She leaps on the ropes, looking to nail a standing Ogawa with a springboard knee strike… BUT OGAWA CATCHES HER! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX THAT OGAWA BRIDGES UP FOR A PIN!
James Peters: SARAH POWERS OUT!
Rich Russillo: Both Elitists return to their feet and Ogawa lunges at Sarah, looking to bring her down with a clothesline! Sarah ducks, wraps her arms around Ogawa’s waist, but she’s not able to wrestle him to the mat! Ogawa absolutely clobbers her with a back elbow, and he grabs her around the neck… looking to spike her with a DDT! Sarah fights her way free and she rushes for the ropes! Ogawa is right behind her! He grabs Sarah from behind and rolls her up, but Sarah rolls through! Sarah is up first and THERE IT IS! ‘BITTERSWEET ENDING’ SUPERKICK! OGAWA IS OUT AND SARAH FALLS ON TOP OF HIM FOR THE COVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: SHE DID IT!
Rich Russillo: SARAH PRICE JUST PICKED UP A HUGE WIN TO START 2020 OFF WITH!
(“Land of the Innocent” by Feathers begins to play and the crowd erupts in cheers for their British heroine.)
Bella Braxton: AND HERE IS YOUR WINNER… SARAH PRICE!!!
James Peters: What a victory for Sarah Price! Komatsu Ogawa basically dominated this match and busted Sarah open, but she hung in there and continued to fight, and just got a great win.
Rich Russillo: This is exactly what Sarah needed to begin the new year. Since arriving here in EAW, she’s shown flashes of brilliance. A lot of people are excited about her, and this year could end up being very good to Sar- WAIT A SECOND!
James Peters: SOMEONE STOP THIS MAN!
Rich Russillo: KOMATSU OGAWA JUST CLOBBERED SARAH FROM BEHIND AND IS BEATING THE SNOT OUT OF HER! THIS IS NOT RIGHT!
James Peters: The referee tries to intervene but Ogawa just clocked him with a knockout punch that has him out cold on the mat! Ogawa deadlifts Sarah up and wraps his arms around her neck! He’s got a sleeperhold cinched in right now, calling that move ‘Eternal Rest’. What a sore fucking loser! Sarah won this match fair and square!
(All of a sudden, the jeers from the crowd turn into cheers.)
Rich Russillo: WHOA! SIERRA BRADFORD JUST HIT THE RING AND ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED KOMATSU OGAWA WITH ‘ELECTRIC FEEL’! THE SHINING WIZARD HAS COMPLETELY TAKEN KOMATSU OUT!!!
(Sierra has turned her attention to Sarah, checking on the other girl. EAW officials and some members of the medical staff have come down to the ring. Two officials pull Komatsu Ogawa out of the ring and begin helping him up the ramp, while medical checks on Sarah and the referee. A disgusted Sierra is standing in the ring with her hands on her hips, glaring at Ogawa has he is escorted towards the back.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for 20/20 on ABC. Take a look back at the story of Lorena Bobbitt, who was charged with attacking her husband and severing his penis back in 1993.)
(When Voltage returns, we are taken to the backstage medical area. Sarah Price is being tended to by one of EAW’s OTHER doctors, Dr. Winston Brett. He has cleaned up her face during the break, tended to the wounds Komatsu Ogawa inflicted on her, and is making sure she is alright. Sierra Bradford is standing beside Sarah and finally Dr. Brett steps back.)
Dr. Winston Brett: All cleaned up and good to go. The wound is superficial and doesn’t require any stitches. Just take it easy the next two days, and you’ll be good to go come Dynasty.
(Sarah nods and Dr. Brett takes his leave to go check on the referee that Komatsu knocked out. Once he’s gone, Sarah lets out a sigh.)
Sierra Bradford: What’s wrong?
(An annoyed look crosses Sarah’s face.)
Sarah Price: Bullies. This company is full of them and I won’t stand for it. I know that I’m still considered new around here, but I’m not about to sit on my hands and let people like Komatsu Ogawa run rampant around here.
Sierra Bradford: Girl, I don’t blame you. His attack was uncalled for because you beat him fair and square. If my experience the other night on Dynasty taught me anything, it’s that people around here are desperate for wins and will do whatever it takes to get them. Despite busting you open, Komatsu still wasn’t good enough to get the job done. It doesn’t shock me that he acted out like that.
Sarah Price: Well I appreciate you coming down to the ring and fending him off.
(Sierra just shrugs.)
Sierra Bradford: It was the right thing to do, and besides, I think you’re kind of a badass and I appreciate that about you.
(A smile creeps across Sarah’s face.)
Sarah Price: You’re pretty great in your own right. I’ve enjoyed watching you so far and I was really rooting for you against Minerva. I hate that she cheated, but like you referenced, desperate people do desperate things. Hopefully I can go to Dynasty next week and get a win for Voltage.
Sierra Bradford: I got my money on you! Voltage needs to bring home the Iconic Cup and between you and me, I don’t want Joy Cassidy to be the Voltage woman who does it.
(Sarah giggles, basically agreeing with Sierra. The two girls smile at one another, both clearly comfortable in one another’s company.)
Sarah Price: You have a match on Dynasty as well, right?
Sierra Bradford: I kinda do.
Sarah Price: I definitely know why you’re blushing. That aside, I was inside that chamber with Darcy May Morgan and she is an incredible competitor. This match is huge for you. The Specialists Champion AND the World Heavyweight Champion are going to be standing across from you. No better chance to make an impact. I’m excited that I get to watch the match in person.
Sierra Bradford: It’s honestly a match I never saw coming, but you can bet I plan on making the most of it. I’m not going to let Drake down, but more importantly, I’m not going to let myself down either especially with the caliber of competition standing across from me. I took a risk by getting into this business as a wrestler, and CERTAIN PEOPLE were unhappy about it. Because I lost something important thanks to my decision, I have to make sure it was worth. So far, it’s worth it.
(Sierra flashes Sarah a smile and looks down at her phone. She’s got an incoming call and her face absolutely lights up as Drake’s name flashes across the screen.)
Sierra Bradford: I have to take this. It’s Drake! Hey, Sarah? If you ever want to hang out or whatever, let me know. Everyone needs a friend and I’m not opposed to having a tag team partner…
(Sarah looks a bit caught off guard, but a grateful look flickers across her face.)
Sarah Price: I would like that. We’ll catch up later. You go take your phone call.
(Sierra beams and heads off, leaving Sarah to her thoughts. Voltage slowly fades elsewhere.)
(When Voltage reopens, the viewing audience really isn’t sure where they are. All they know is that they’re looking at a dark television screen. There’s not one ounce of light and the silence is eerie. It stays silent for awhile too, leaving everyone questioning what is really going on. Finally there’s the slightest hint of a whisper. Whatever this voice is saying isn’t audible at all. You have to strain your ears to even hear it, but you know that it’s there. Slowly, the whisper gets a bit louder, which makes the voice a little more clear, and finally, the words are heard plain as day.)
???: Start anew.
(A very dim light cuts on and in the shadows, Lars Grier is seen sitting against what appears to be a plain, concrete wall. His long, damp black hair is hanging in his face and after a moment, Lars brushes it back. His dark eyes hold no emotion, but clearly the returning Elitist is a changed man. While he doesn’t look any different, he carries himself differently. The aura around him is different. The mystique is different. This man… this individual who was once full of such promise, who vanished from Elite Answers Wrestling without a trace more than a year ago, now looks to make his mark on the sport that accepted him and then rejected him.)
Lars Grier: I have repeated those two simple words to myself over and over. ‘Start anew.’ And every time I’ve said them, I’ve had to think about what they truly mean to me. If I really want to begin again, become reborn, and embrace this life and what it has to offer me, I need to let go of what could have been. What could have been, could have been great. And what was great would have turned into something legendary. But life doesn’t turn out how we expect it too, and I find myself in a position to, of course, start anew.
(Lars pauses for a moment to allow his words to sit there.)
Lars Grier: I could have picked any moment to return. I could have targeted any Elitist, and trust me, it was a decision I mulled over and looked to Him for guidance about. It didn’t take long to settle on one particular individual; a woman with a last name that means something around here. Names and faces have never really struck a chord with me, but the contract that Consuela Rose Ava holds in her hands is something that I see as a key to unlocking many doors for me. There is a lot that resonates with me as it pertains to Consuela. For awhile, Consuela’s worst nemesis was herself. I can relate to that because I’m the person who orchestrated my own fall from grace. I allowed my feelings to consume me and to cripple me, and eventually I found myself drowning. A sabbatical was needed, and Consuela took that same path. She might not have returned to Elite Answers Wrestling reborn like I have been, but she came back with a fire lit and passion that took her to a third and historic Specialists Championship reign, and to that 24/7 contract she currently clings too.
Lars Grier: I have watched Consuela defend herself and her lack of action in regards to the contract several times the past few months, and it’s all getting a bit redundant. Her excuses have grown tiresome and I find myself weary. Every time she speaks, I rub my bloodshot eyes and wonder if she will ever pull the trigger, or if she will continue to show this unfounded bravado. In my humble opinion, Consuela is afraid of failure. She’s had several setbacks in the past and have allowed them to break her, and an unsuccessful cash in of something she worked so hard for would only trigger her own inadequacy. That is a fact I am sure she will want to skirt around and disregard, but we can not ignore her reactions or her words. No one wants to suffer and deal with the crippling depression that comes with realizing that this world is cold and unforgiving, but how much longer is Consuela going to play this game? She’s made the bold claim that she’s decided what championship she will pursue thanks to her Pain for Pride prize, but actions speak so much louder than words. Like everyone else, I am tired of waiting for Consuela to make her decision, and I have come back to this place to make myself a household name again. That 24/7 Contract would allow me and Him, all of us in fact, to chase whatever it is we want in this company. I’m sure there will be discussions about that, and once that decision is finalized, I will do what needs to be done with that contract and collect the championship He wants us to have.
(Lars narrows his eyes.)
Lars Grier: I picked you Consuela because I want that piece of paper you cling too. I want your crutch, and the one thing you have that could propel you to the top of this company. I’m not Korey Gaines or Veena Adams, as I am on a level they could only dream of being on. Both of them failed to pry that thing from you, but at King of Elite, I will do what neither of them could do, and that is a warning you should probably take seriously. I think you know exactly what I’m capable of, and that I will do whatever it takes to start anew and fulfill the expectations that were placed on my shoulders. I was born to be one of the all-time greats, and not someone who would become a glorified bust. You have let your fear of failure keep you from cashing in, and I’m going to stop you before you try and tell me that there hasn’t been a chance for that to happen yet. Life in general is full of opportunities, you just refuse to seize any of them because you’re a coward. You took matches against Gaines and Adams because you know they never had an actual chance of beating you. I’ll be curious to see how you reply to me, and whether or not you willingly accept this challenge.
(A slight smile tugs at the corners of Lar’s mouth.)
Lars Grier: Whether you want it or not, Consuela, I’m coming for you and I’m coming for that contract. I look forward to hearing your reply. You have a week to decide if you are going to step up or if I’m going to have to force your hand. I’ll see you in Helsinki.
(As if to punctuate his last works, Lars snaps his fingers. The dim light goes out, leaving everything engulfed in darkness once again. The fans inside Manchester Arena can be heard reacting to the promotional video; some are excited, some are skeptical, and some are just booing.)
(Voltage fades into a recap for Friday Night Dynasty.)
(A highlight video of Dynasty plays showing some of the first round matches from the Iconic Cup and King of Elite tournaments. Joy Cassidy and Minerva would defeat Sapphire Estelle and Sierra Bradford respectively to advance to the second round of the Iconic Cup tournament. Meanwhile, The Visual Prophet would take care of Ronan Malosi and SKA would beat Archimedes J. Manson to advance in the King of Elite tournament!)
(Voltage returns and Bella’s smiling face is picked up by the camera.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: And it is the first round of the King of Elite Tournament!
Crowd: K-O-E! K-O-E! K-O-E!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…
(Breakin’ Outta’ Hell by Airbourne hits.)
Bella Braxton: From The Arm Bar in France… accompanied to the ring by Provencal… The Wrecking Ball of EAW… SHOOORRRRRRTFUUUUUUUUSE PAAAAAAKAAAAAAAAA!
(Shortfuse PAKA steps out onto the stage and immediately stalks his way down the ramp and towards the ring. Provencal tags along behind PAKA, occasionally distracted by the fact that he keeps conversing with fans and showing them pictures of his children. PAKA reaches back to grab Provencal and pulls him along before he climbs up into the ring and leans back into a corner as his music fades. Provencal claps and cheers outside the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent…
(AC/DC’s Thunderstruck explodes into the arena.)
Bella Braxton: From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma… he is the Aerial Wonder… KOOOORRRREY GAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNES!
(Korey Gaines runs out onto the stage and throws his hands up for the crowd! Gaines backflips on the stage for a loud pop before running down the ramp towards the ring. Korey Gaines climbs up the turnbuckle from the outside and throws his hands up for the crowd. He flips over the top rope and into the ring.)
James Peters: First round of the King of Elite Tournament. Korey Gaines versus Shortfuse PAKA! How do you feel about this one, partner?
Rich Russillo: Honestly, I got a feeling about this one. But really, this is KOE we talking about here. This one could go either way!
James Peters: You realize you didn’t tell us your opinion, right? You completely dodged the entire question.
Rich Russillo: Did I? Huh. Well, anyway, I can say right now, without hesitation, beyond the shadow of a doubt, with no qualms, ifs, ands, or buts, without beating around the bush, that…
(Ding Ding Ding!)
Rich Russillo: And there’s the bell!
James Peters: Shortfuse PAKA and Korey Gaines circling each other early on here. Gaines moves in with a discus elbow smash that catches PAKA right across the face. PAKA responds almost immediately with a powerful open palm to the chest of Gaines! Gaines shuddering as he stumbles back and PAKA looks for an opportunity to capitalize on this early momentum.
Rich Russillo: And he better if he wants to move on to the second round of the King of Elite Tournament! There’s no room for error here. PAKA lays into Gaines with a series of quick palm strikes, staggering the Aerial Wonder back towards the ropes. Gaines is backed into the ropes and PAKA presses his advantage with a vicious palm strike right to Korey’s face. PAKA stepping back now as Gaines holds his face in pain.
James Peters: Gaines using the ropes to try and get some offense going! Gaines hops up onto that middle rope and springboards off… jumping knee to the face of Shortfuse PAKA! PAKA stumbles backward as Gaines plants his feet on the mat. PAKA rushes for Gaines, Gaines leaps up and over PAKA, PAKA hits the ropes and comes back for Gaines with incredible speed. Gaines drops and catches PAKA with a stylish drop toe hold that sends PAKA face-first into the mat.
Rich Russillo: Cheap move by Gaines there. Legal but cheap!
James Peters: Cheap? How?
Rich Russillo: Because Shortfuse PAKA’s can’t see his toes! How is he supposed to defend against a move like that?!
James Peters: … Oy vey.
Rich Russillo: PAKA back on his feet now and squaring up with Korey Gaines. Gaines leaps at PAKA but PAKA catches him! PAKA locking his arms around Gaines! Gaines shaking his head for the only moment he gets before PAKA sends him sailing across the ring with that belly-to-belly throw that he makes look so easy! Gaines hits the mat hard and rolls right into the corner.
James Peters: Gaines using the ropes to pull himself up into a seated position in the corner. Gaines looks to be favoring his back a little now after that show of strength from Shortfuse PAKA. PAKA’s not letting up, running after Gaines and crushing him into the corner with a brutal hip attack! Gaines looks both disgusted and hurt as PAKA steps away from the cracked spirit of Korey Gaines.
Rich Russillo: PAKA giving Gaines no time to recover, grabbing him by the arm and pulling Gaines to his feet. Gaines is wobbly but PAKA hooks him up for a vertical suplex! PAKA’s got Gaines up and wait! No! Korey Gaines drops! Down on PAKA’s shoulders! Reverse Frankensteiner!
James Peters: What a way to stay in this match! Shortfuse PAKA is crumpled on the mat and Korey Gaines is giving himself a moment to breathe. These two individuals are both looking to advance to the next round of the King of Elite Tournament and right now this match is anybody’s. Gaines showing off his amazing agility and PAKA proving once again how superior his strength is. This round could truly go to either one of these fantastic elitists.
Rich Russillo: Shortfuse PAKA getting to his feet now. Provencal on the outside cheering him on. Gaines keeping an eye on the rising PAKA and sends him right back down to the mat with an in-ring baseball slide kick that takes PAKA’s knee right out! PAKA hits the mat hard and Korey Gaines rolls away like the coward he is!
James Peters: That’s called strategy.
Rich Russillo: I know but it’s pronounced cowardice.
James Peters: Despite my commentating partner’s favoritism, Korey Gaines and Shortfuse PAKA meet up in the center of the ring once again! Shortfuse PAKA takes Korey Gaines down to the mat with a strong Lou Thesz Press! The sore back of Korey Gaines feels all of that one and Shortfuse PAKA adds some palm striking spice to that move by laying into Korey without even a moment of hesitation. PAKA’s hands are moving too fast to count but rest assured Gaines feels every single one of those heavy-handed open palm strikes.
Rich Russillo: Shades of E. Honda there as Shortfuse PAKA retakes control of this match. PAKA climbs off Gaines and immediately pulls Korey up. Wasting no time at all, Shortfuse PAKA plants Gaines with a brutal DDT! Gaines flattens after the impact and Shortfuse PAKA immediately goes for the cover.
James Peters: KICKOUT! Korey Gaines kicks out after one!
Rich Russillo: The adrenaline is strong with this one.
James Peters: Emotion from both the Arch Enemies here as PAKA smacks the mat before getting to his feet and Provencal smacks the barricade on the outside. And it looks like that hurt his hand. Gaines has enough time to pull himself back to his feet and goes on the offensive once again. Gaines catches PAKA with a beautiful dropsault! PAKA recovers but Gaines is right there with a dropkick to send him backward once more! PAKA rushes Gaines once more… TILT A WHIRL! Korey Gaines with the tilt-a-whirl that he converts right into an inverted headlock elbow drop!
Rich Russillo: Shortfuse PAKA is down and Provencal’s up on the apron! Gaines going for the cover here…
James Peters: But the official has turned his back on the match to address Provencal!
Rich Russillo: For no reason! Provencal’s back on the arena floor! He was just checking on his brother-in-law!
James Peters: Right. By giving him just enough time to power out of Korey’s pin.
Rich Russillo: Coincidental timing. Anyway, Shortfuse PAKA is locked up with Korey Gaines in the center of the ring. PAKA gets the best of this exchange and rolls behind Gaines. He locks his arms around Korey’s waist and takes him backward with a flawless german suplex! Gaines smacks hard into the mat and pops right back up into a seated position. His body’s just reacting to the punishment at this point.
James Peters: And Korey Gaines being punished some more with Shortfuse PAKA connecting with a vicious penalty kick! PAKA bowls right through Gaines with that one! Gaines is flat on his back and looks like he’s completely out of it. Shortfuse PAKA might be looking to put Gaines away now by grabbing Gaines and lifting his mostly lifeless body up! Shortfuse PAKA looking for a powerbomb!
Rich Russillo: Gaines stirring at the last possible second and grabs onto the back of PAKA’s neck! Gaines hammering away at PAKKA’s skull to try and save himself! PAKA keeps his footing and his grip, clenching his teeth through the pain of Korey’s assault! PAKA’s fighting through the fists and raises Gaines higher!
James Peters: POWERBOMB! Gaines is almost sent through the mat with that one! Gaines it out and Shortfuse PAKA shakes off some of those cobwebs from Korey’s defending assault. PAKA looks at the downed Gaines and then over to Provencal! Provencal cheering on his brother-in-law! I think I know what PAKA’s thinking here.
Rich Russillo: SHORTFUSE LOCK!
James Peters: PAKA has this move locked in! Gaines is struggling to get to the ropes! PAKA tries to keep the pressure on but it looks like Korey Gaines is built of tougher stock than he may look! Gaines drags PAKA with him as he gets closer to the ropes. He reaches out, fingers so close to the ropes! PAKA tries to pull Gaines away. Gaines grabs the bottom rope! The official’s right there and PAKA’s forced to break the hold!
Rich Russillo: PAKA was moments away from putting this match away. But, once again, Korey Gaines takes the easy way out.
James Peters: Getting out of the Shortfuse Lock is easy?
Rich Russillo: No. That’s extremely difficult. Which is why Gaines just went for the ropes instead.
James Peters: We’ve got to get you some glasses.
Rich Russillo: So I can see how wrong you are? Hard pass. PAKA measuring, eyes on Gaines as he gets to his feet. PAKA rushes Gaines and goes for a running lariat! Gaines digs down deep to counter with a strong superkick! PAKA’s head is snapped back violently as he goes down. Gaines wasting not a moment. Gaines hits those ropes, springboards off and hits an incredible moonsault!
James Peters: Korey Gaines not giving up! Gaines heading to the corner and climbing up to the top turnbuckle. PAKA’s down on the mat. Gaines motioning to the crowd! He’s got PAKA just where he wants him! He calls for it! The Okie Dokie!
Rich Russillo: Wait! Provencal’s on the outside of the ring! He’s… he’s actually, actively trying to get Korey’s attention.
Provencal: (off-mic) Bonjour, Korey! Hello! Look at me direction! Yoohoo! Over here!
Rich Russillo: What in the hell…
James Peters: Korey Gaines looking at Provencal now. Gaines is looking confused! Provencal’s climbing up onto the apron and he’s got his wallet out! He’s… he’s trying to show Gaines the pictures of his children! Gaines is shouting at him to move! The official’s headed in that direction as well!
Rich Russillo: And so is Shortfuse PAKA! The official directing Provencal to get down! Gaines watching his step as Provencal climbs down. Gaines doesn’t see PAKA until its too late! PAKA with an open palm strike to Gaines! Gaines loses his balance and PAKA pulls Gaines onto his shoulders! Oh this is it! I know what’s coming now!
James Peters: Shortfuse PAKA runs across the ring and aims Gaines right at the turnbuckle. DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! THE COMPACT DRIVER! PAKA HITS IT!
Rich Russillo: Gaines crumples! PAKA covers!
(DING DING DING!)
Rich Russillo: This one’s over! Shortfuse PAKA wins!
James Peters: With a little help from Provencal!
Rich Russillo: All that matters is that Shortfuse PAKA is headed to the second round of the King of Elite Tournament!
James Peters: What an amazing effort by Korey Gaines, though.
Rich Russillo: Korey isn’t going to be happy by this, though. He’s been waiting to get his hands on PAKA for ages and I’m sure this is not the outcome he was anticipating.
(Shortfuse PAKA and Provencal celebrate in the ring. Provencal doing much more celebrating than Shortfuse PAKA. Of course.)
(Voltage fades to a promotional ad for King of Elite.)
(A promotional ad for King of Elite airs highlighting the on-going feud between Drake King and TLA over the World Heavyweight Championship. Dynasty’s main event is set for the King of Elite free-per-view, which comes to you live on February 8th, 2019 from The Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.)
(Voltage fades back and cuts to an interview that was filmed earlier in the day with Sofia Clarke and Raven Roberts. The two women sit in the stands inside the empty Manchester Arena. Raven has her Universal Women’s Championship draped across her lap and both women are dressed casually.)
Sofia Clarke: Raven, thanks for joining me.
Raven Roberts: No problem. Thanks for having me.
Sofia Clarke: At Road to Redemption you retained your Universal Women’s Championship against a very game challenger in Jenny Cien. I know it felt great to get through that match and focus on your next opponent who is a woman that you are pretty familiar with. What went through your mind as you arrived at Dynasty the other night to confront Sienna Jade?
Raven Roberts: Well, first it very surreal. Considering where I’ve come from, to be the first person to appear on EAW Television in 2020 and to do so as a World Champion… it was a special moment. And as much as I love our Voltage fans, Dynasty welcomed me just as warmly. But as nice as that was, I had my intentions clear for that night. Sienna Jade stole her opportunity to fight for the title through shortcuts. Attacking Serena from behind, possibly ending her career, it went way farther than it had to. But I’m not afraid of Sienna Jade. She tries to bully and throw her and her man’s weight around on Dynasty, but that shit isn’t going to fly with me. We have a history. And no, it doesn’t air in my favor. But the only thing I wanted that night was to look her in the eyes and tell her the truth. That there’s no way she takes this title away from me. Qatar will be the moment that Sienna Jade is finally humbled, and I’ll be more than happy to do it.
Sofia Clarke: Is revenge on your mind, or is it much deeper than that?
Raven Roberts: Revenge… is maybe a poor choice of words. There’s going to be a lot of talk I’m sure about who’s in who’s head. So let’s lay the facts out clean. Many major moments of my career have been stolen by Sienna Jade. She got the better of me in the Empire tag title match at Pain for Pride when I first came into the company. And we’ve faced twice before in singles matches, both with high stakes. In the Empress of Elite tournament she cheated to steal the win against me. And the same happens at Grand Rampage in the World Championship match last year when she hit me with the title while the referee couldn’t see. So Sienna is right. I’ve never actually beaten her. But one on one, she’s never beaten me without cheating either. She can clamor on all she wants about who actually won the matches but she knows she has to dig into her bag of tricks to actually stand a chance against me. So to cut all the bull, yeah, she’s in my head. Because I want to finally get that win over her. Seeing as she was the one who stood on top in REVOLT! when I first came around, it’s something that I’ve busted my ass for. But at the same time, I know I’m in her head as well, because she knows she can’t beat truly beat me. Of all the opponents Sienna has faced and be pressed against there’s one thing in common. They all faded away. Lexi Sheckler. Astraea Jordan. Even Serena Bennett. But there’s one, just one, who has refused to let anything take them away from that ring. Only one who hasn’t taken breaks, walked away from the ring, or been so fragile to stay on the injured list time and time again. Me. So forgive any arrogance that comes from this, but I know for a fact that there’s only one person who can truly wipe that shit eating grin off of Jade’s face once and for all. Raven Roberts. Me. The Universal Women’s Champion. I know people will look at our past and write off the result of the match. But I’ve made a career, an entire life out of defying the odds. There’s not one person who looked at me in the EAW/REVOLT! merger and saw me sitting here today with this title over my shoulder. But lo and behold. I’ve made my mistakes. But I’ve also forged a trail that I’d bet not many have the fortitude to follow. So whatever tricks Sienna has up her sleeves, whatever comes my way… bring it on.
Sofia Clarke: You have stated several times that being Universal Women’s Champion means a lot to you, and you plan to elevate that championship to greater heights than the previous holder. How would you rate your reign so far?
Raven Roberts: Honestly… I don’t know how to answer that. I know I was overreacting early on about the expectations I had for my reign. But at the same time, I know there’s so much more I could be doing with the title, and I want to do it all. Defend it until there’s no challengers left. Set unbreakable records. Defend it in match types that test every skill I have. To rate something like a title reign… I think would mean I have to have a comprehensible level of satisfaction with it. And I just don’t have that. Not that I’m not proud to be the champion or that I’m unhappy with anything… but just that I can’t really put a scale on it. I’m the type of person that I always look at what I’m doing and I think, what more can I add to it? I’m always looking for the next level, the next step. I think at least in my head… I’ll always have just one more thing left to prove. So maybe when it’s all over I could look back and consider a rating for it. But for now I’ve still got too much left to do. Too much left to fight for.
Sofia Clarke: Realistically, we know that title reigns don’t last forever. Have you thought about that yet? Have you thought about what you’d like to do next?
Raven Roberts: I haven’t really put much thought into that if I’m honest. I don’t want to look beyond the title I’m currently holding if that makes sense, focusing on what I have and all that. If you want a career goal list… it’s maybe too easy to say but I’d like to see myself become a proper triple crown winner. I know literally everyone talks about pulling this off, but there’s a reason for that. It’s a major accomplishment. And one I would love to add to what I believe is becoming a Hall of Fame resume for myself. I still get all the comments about the titles I’ve held, talking about how unimportant people want to say the New Breed division is or how my Universal title isn’t a real world title because only women can fight for it… and it’s all trash. I mean we know that. It’s a base level excuse people try to say to discredit you when they have nothing better to add. It’s the argument of a weak minded fool. But to look at both my championships I’ve had in the two years since coming here, the fact that people still look for ways to discredit them is just an insult to everything I’ve been through. I mean, they don’t even apply the New Breed Championship to the triple crown, despite the fact that it was being billed above any other non-World Championships by the time I was done with it. So, gun to head, if I’d have to name something to work towards beyond the Universal Women’s Championship… it’d probably be the triple crown alongside winning one of the other three World Championships. And you know, I’ve got Cash in the Vault on my resume. Winning another of the big three in King of Elite or the Grand Rampage is something I’ve always dreamed of. So there’s that to work for as well.
Sofia Clarke (smiling mischievously): How about a Unified Tag Team Championship reign with your significant other?
Raven Roberts (blushing): Heh. Well that would be part of the triple crown right? A proper tag title run? I mean… Rex and I have kept Fire and Ice as an actively listed tag team for a reason. It’s something we both want. It’s not been our primary focus with me having won the briefcase at the end of last season and taking the Universal Women’s Championship and Rex looking to climb back to the World Championship himself, but it hasn’t been far from our minds.
Sofia Clarke: Let’s talk about Rex. How’s the wedding planning coming? Can you reveal any of the details of your wedding or are you keeping it a secret?
Raven Roberts: I will be more than happy to share the happiness of our wedding… after the fact. I love our fans. And I want them to share in our happy moment because neither Rex or I would be here without the fans. Without the support of the fans and the way they choose by spending their money and funding EAW… there’s a chance Rex and I may have never met. But I just want that day to be private for us.
Sofia Clarke: Why not an in-ring wedding?
Raven Roberts: Well, aside from the privacy like I already mentioned, in-ring weddings have a certain… history. Not to even begin comparing Rex to the Chairman… but look at what happened just over a year ago with Carmen Ava and Ryan Adams. And how many other weddings throughout wrestling history have happened where the two are actually in love but their day is ruined by someone else. This is an industry where you are going to make enemies. You just are. So why not an in-ring wedding? Honestly because I feel like it just guarantees someone is going to ruin our day just to be a part of some kind of trope almost. Because that’s what it’s become throughout history. A trope. An expectation. Setting ourselves up for anger and disappointment. I just don’t want any part of that. Sorry.
(Sofia nods her head in understanding and switches the subject.)
Sofia Clarke: 2019 was a big year for you professionally and personally. Something tells me that 2020 might be even greater.
Raven Roberts: I try to not get ahead of myself, but I’m hoping it is. I’m in the process of trying to build my own Hall of Fame career, and supporting Rex with his. There’s no doubt that here in EAW, there will be big things in our future.
Sofia Clarke: Congratulations on winning Stable of the Year, by the way. The Beating Hearts of Voltage also shared the Feud of the Year award. Are you happy to have that behind you? Knowing you helped win the war, can you put this part of your career in perspective?
Raven Roberts: I think the biggest take away from all of this is something that Rex says all the time. Embrace the unknown. Sure Camille and Consuela are sisters, and Consuela and Andrea had partnered before, but as a collective unit we had never really worked together before. Hell, you go back about a year and I’d more likely be an enemy of those three than I would be an ally. But when we were all thrown into the fire together, we didn’t let it get to us. We forged a bond that none of us ever expected. I mean, to let you in on one wedding secret, I’ve asked all three of them to be bridesmaids and stand with me as a part of the big day. That’s what we managed to form. Even me, someone who didn’t deserve the trust they placed in me. And here we are. Stable of the year. Winning what I’m going to argue was the true feud of the year. And still with so much more in front of us.
Sofia Clarke: Any future plans with the rest of the Beating Hearts?
Raven Roberts: Aside from the wedding? Continue to prove exactly why we belong where we are. Andrea is the EAW Champion now. I’m still the Universal Women’s Champion and that isn’t changing anytime soon. Consuela is on the cusp of a title with her 24/7 Contract. And Camille is one of the very best the company has to offer, bar none. Every one of us was doubted at one time or another. And we’ve turned every doubter into a believer. If there’s any plan, it’s to make damn sure that no one ever forgets what we’ve done.
Sofia Clarke: With 2020 in full swing now, who would you like to face? What Elitists do you have your sights set on, and they don’t necessarily have to be from Voltage.
Raven Roberts: There’s been a massive influx of talent in the past year. I haven’t faced Drake King since he was first starting out. Darcy May Morgan has created a wave of momentum around herself. Jake Smith has broken out as a solo contender in a way many of us didn’t expect. And that doesn’t even begin to encapsulate everyone. Ultimately I just love the idea of something new. Something fresh. So facing off against these newer talents who’ve shown something… that excites me. Because it’s kind of the road less traveled. But then there’s also plenty of talents who are already established as the top contenders here that I’d love to face and for one reason or another just haven’t yet.
Sofia Clarke: Dream Pain for Pride opponent?
Raven Roberts: Whoever else happens to make it to the main event to face me.
(Raven grins with a wink.)
Raven Roberts: But if you want me to name anyone specific, it’s the biggest stage. So why not face the biggest names? Mr. DEDEDE, Jamie O’Hara, Impact… when it comes to a show like Pain for Pride, I obviously want someone who will push me as a competitor in every sense. Some I may like, some I may not. But I recognize beyond any doubt what they’ve done and what they can do. And the chance to face someone like that is something I’d gladly take.
Sofia Clarke: We’re almost out of time, but to wrap things up, is there anything you want to personally say to Sienna Jade?
Raven Roberts: Just one thing. Sienna, you’re about to get the fight of a lifetime. A beating that you’ve had coming your way for a long, long time.
Sofia Clarke: Thank you for your time, Raven.
Raven Roberts: Always a pleasure.
(Sofia and Raven stand up and embrace one another as the scene fades to black.)
(Voltage cuts to commercial.)
(Commercial break for GlamGlow Supermud mask. Get clear, red carpet-ready skin in 20 minutes!)
( ‘What Happens If I Can’t Check My Myspace When We Get There?’ by Attack, Attack! hits to a thunderous pop. Jayln Garcia shoots from the curtains and confidently poses on the stage before making his way to the squared circle )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Sacramento, California, weighing in at 150 pounds.. JAYYYYLLLLLNNNNN GARRRRCIIIAAAAAAA
Rich Russillo: Jayln Garcia has been apart of Elite Answers Wrestling for a few months now, and with the arrival of 2020, he has an opportunity to start this year off with a huge victory over someone with the stature of Rex McAllister and a King Of Elite crown under his name. Jalyn did pick up a nice win over newcomer Sierra Bradford a few weeks ago, however, Rex is not a walk in the park, he is not an easy challenge, so Garcia is going to have his hands full tonight.
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Sea Isle, New Jersey, weighing in at 238 pounds… REXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MCCCCCALLLLLLLLLISSSSTTTTERRRRRR!!!!
( As Garcia prepares himself in his corner of the ring, ‘Alive’ by P.O.D blasts through the speakers to a ear-deafening reaction. Rex McAllister confidently marches his way down to the ring, focused and prepared for the task ahead of him. )
James Peters: Rex McAllister exited the 2010s as apart of the All-Decade Third Team with the likes of Mak and Tyler Parker, and now he is walking into the next decade to raise more hell and make more additions to his legacy. What the future holds for Rex McAllister is unknown, but based on the past, there is no doubt that Rex is going to be holding championship gold very, very soon.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rich Russillo: This match is officially underway as Garcia and McAllister strive to advance further into King Of Elite tournament. This is another opportunity for McAllister to reinforce his spot at the top while this tournament is a gateway for Garcia to fully establish himself in the EAW landscape. Both individuals now leaning towards a collar-and-elbow tie up, however, Garcia doesn’t look to start the match traditionally as he avoids the initiation, using his size to dodge the offense of McAllister.
James Peters: Garcia goes around his waist, but Rex ceases it and brings him down into a headlock. Garcia utilises his legs to initiate a headscissors. Rex is forced to relinquish the headlock as he focuses on escaping the headscissors. He gets onto his knees, grabs his legs and pushes him over. GARCIA ROLLS OVER ONTO HIS FEET! AND DRILLS MCALLISTER WITH A METEORA OUT OF NOWHERE!! COVER!
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT! Rex was caught by surprise with that meteora but again, Garcia is using his agility to his advantage as he slingshots off the ropes! AND FLOORS REX WITH AN ARM DRAG! McAllister falters into the middle of the ring while Garcia leaps onto the middle rope! MCALLISTER COMES FROM BEHIND AND PUSHES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
James Peters: Garcia takes a hard fall onto ringside as McAllister steps through the ropes. Rex makes his way down to ringside to grab Garcia and whip him back into the ring. GARCIA MANAGES TO REBOUND HIS NECK OFF THE BOTTOM ROPES!!! AND CLOCK THE REX MASTER WITH A FOREARM!!!
Rich Russillo: MCALLISTER IS STUNNED AS GARCIA GETS HIM INTO THE RING! HE JUMPS UP OFF THE GROUND!! GRABS HIS HEAD!! AND SPIKES HIM ONTO THE MAT WITH A SATELLITE DDT!! HE GOES OVER FOR THE SECOND PINFALL IN THIS MATCH!
James Peters: REX POWERS OUT! Garcia has done a magnificent job fending off McAllister as he wants to close in early on this match! NATURALLLL INSTIIIIINNCCTS!!! BUT MCALLISTER GRABS HIS LEGS AND LAUNCHES HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLES!! Garcia crashes high and dry onto the canvas as McAllister follows up with a reverse suplex!
Rich Russillo: Garica throws him over his shoulders, evading the suplex and running off the ropes. He jumps over onto Rex with a wheelbarrow! REX HOLDS ONTO HIM AND SMASHES HIM ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER! McAllister comes off the ropes and vaults down! BASEMENT CLOTHESLINE!! NO!! GARCIA DUCKS AND PINS HIS ARMS DOWN!
James Peters: KICKOUT! Both men quickly get up to their feet, but GARCIA IS FASTER AS HE SENDS MCALLISTER REELING OUT OF THE RING WITH A HURRICANRANA!! GARCIA NOW PUTTING GAS ON THE PEDAL AS HE RUNS THE ROPES!! SUIIIICIIIDDDEEE DIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Rich Russillo: GARCIA GOES FULL SPEED AHEAD INTO THE BARRICADE!!!! McAllister stepped away at the last moment, avoiding the impact and causing Garcia to go unprotected head-first into the barricades. Rex gathers him into the squared circle and picks him up! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN FACE FIRST WITH A GOURDBUSTER!! FOLLOWED UP BY A BASEMENT CLOTHESLINE!! COVER!
James Peters: KICKOUT! McAllister now muscling the smaller Garcia into the corner and peppers him with a variety of strikes. He places him onto the top turnbuckles and pounds his chest before joining him. However, Garcia fights him off, sending McAllister off and onto the canvas. GARCIA JUMPS OVER MCALLISTER!!
Rich Russillo: He rolls onto his feet as McAllister comes in charging from behind! AND GARCIA DRILLS HIM WITH A JUMPING ENZIGURI! McAllister is momentarily staggered as Garcia handsprings off the ropes! MCALLISTER GRABS HIM IN MIDAIR AND PlANTS HIM WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!
James Peters: BUT LOOK AT THIS!!! GARCIA iS BACK ON HIS FEET, COMPLETELY NEGLECTING THE IMPACT OF THE GERMAN SUPLEX AS HE SCREAMS AT MCALLISTER!! HE CHARGES INTO HIM!! AND RUNS INTO A SPINEBUSTER!! REX COVERS HIM!
Rich Russillo: GARCIA GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! What heart and determination shown by Jayln himself, but McAllister is not stupid. McAllister is the most experienced and well-versed competitor in this match-up and you can’t underestimate his in-ring IQ. Rex takes him down with a snapmare, comes off the ropes and decks him with a basement dropkick. He goes for another pinfall!
James Peters: KICKOUT! Rex now applies a headlock around the neck of Garcia. The pace of this match beginning to slow down as Rex looks to wear down his opponent. McAllister can do this all night and he has a track record for being persistent and energetic for long periods of times. However, this headlock may be ceased as Garcia begins to fight out of it with punches to the ribs.
Rich Russillo: McAllister momentarily stuns him with a knee to the gut before running off the ropes. Garica jumps down, Rex jumps over as he rebounds off the ropes again! He leapfrogs over Garcia! GARCIA GRABS HIS FOOT IN MID AIR AND SENDS HIM FLOPPING ONTO HIS CHEST! McAllister was winded by the sheer impact of it as GARCIA COMES OFF THE ROPES! SLIDING KNEE!!!
James Peters: NO!! MCALLISTER SIDESTEPS, SNATCHES HIS LEGS AND ROLLS HIM OVER!! GARCIA ROLLS CLEANLY ONTO HIS FEET ONCE AGAIN AND HOPS OVER HIS SHOULDERS!! CANADDDIANNNNNNNNNNNN DESTROYYYYYYYYYYYYYERRRRRRRRR!!! GARCIA SPIKES HIM AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: REX KICKS OUT! Garcia gets him back up to his feet and sizes him up! SHOOT KICK TO THE MUZZLE! Rex is stunned as Garcia goes around his back and jumps onto his neck! POISON RANA!! MCALLISTER DUCKS AND FINDS HIMSELF BEHIND GARCIA!!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH A BACKSTABBER!
James Peters: He doesn’t go for the cover while Garcia recuperates in the corner! REX CHARGES INTO HIM! AND SMASHES HIM INTO THE CORNER WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! He grabs his head and runs across the ring with it!! AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE RUNNING BULLDO- GARCIA LETS GO OF HIM AND REX GOES COLLIDING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!
Rich Russillo: This gives time for Garcia to recover and recollect himself as McAllister is down and out! GARCIA PICKS HIM UP AND GRABS BOTH WRISTS!! STRAIGHT JACKET SUPLEX!!!! MCALLISTER SLAPS HIS WRISTS AWAY AND JUMPS DOWN!! PELE KICK ACROSS THE CROWN OF GARCIA!!
James Peters: Garcia is down as McAllister rises to his feet and rebounds off the ropes! GARCIA WITH A SUPERKICK!!!! MCALLISTER IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS AS GARCIA RUNS BACK INTO THE ROPES!! REX FOLLOWS HIM AND SPEARS HIM THROUGH THE ROPES!!!! McAllister and Garcia goes plunging through the ropes and onto the ringside floor! What a sequence!
Rich Russillo: Everyone in this arena are on their feet, praising this match as both men make their way up to their feet! AND BEGIN TO UNLOAD STRIKES ONTO EACH OTHER AT RINGSIDE!! MCALLISTER OVERPOWERS HIM AS HE KICKS HIS CHEST!! HE PICKS HIM UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!
James Peters: Garcia escapes out of the hold, circles around him and sends him colliding into the ringpost. He waits for him to turn around before charging in! MCALLISTER LIFTS HIM UP AND SENDS HIM FLYING INTO THE AIR!! Garcia lands on his feet, but McAllister has no idea! McAllister is clueless on the fact Garcia is safe and sound as he is recuperating!
Rich Russillo: Rex is recollecting himself while GARCIA RUNS THROUGH RINSIDE AND LEAPS THROUGH THE OPENING BEHIND THE RINGPOST!!! HE SHOOTS OFF, GRABS HIS HEAD AND SPINS HIM AROUND INTO A TORNADO DDT!! THE CROWD IS EN FUEGO AS GARCIA GETS MCALLISTER BACK INTO THE RING!!! HE GRABS HIS WRIST AND HOISTS HIM UP!!! STRAIGHT JACKET GERMAN SUPLEX!! THIS IS IT!
ONE… TWO… T-
James Peters: NO!!! Garcia is livid as he is in the face of the referee! McAllister is in the corner as Garcia approaches and places him face first onto the top. He pushes him upwards and climbs the buckles via the apron. Rex is still winded by that suplex as Garcia is on the top turnbuckle! HE PLACES HIS LEGS BETWEEN REX’S HEAD!!! AVALANCHE POISON RANA!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!! MCALLISTER GRABS HIS LEGS AND SWEEPS THEM FROM BELOW!! AND GARCIA GOES CRASHING FACE FIRST ONTO THE RINGPOST! Garcia manages to stay positioned on the top rope as McAllister grabs his neck! HE HOLDS HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE TAKES OFF!!!! REVERSEEE SUPPPERRRPLEXXX!!!! REX ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!!
ONE.. TWO…. T-
James Peters: KICKOUT! Rex is beginning to display frustration as he immediately pulls Garcia right back up to his feet. I thought that reverse superplex would’ve been it to close this match, but it wasnt. REX LIFTS HIM UP FOR THE OLYMPIC SLAM!! GARCIA MANEUVERS AROUND HIS SHOULDERS AND FLOORS HIM WITH AN ARM DRAG!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUNTER AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET! HE DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE AND JUMPS ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! HE LEAPS AND TWIRLS AROUND! TORNADOOOOO DDDT!!!
Rich Russillo: BUT REX INTERCEPTS MID FLIGHT WITH A DOUBLE AXE SMASH!! GARCIA FALLS TO THE CANVAS AS MCALLISTER IMMEDIATELY LIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! COVER!!
ONE… TWO… T-
James Peters: REX CONTINUES TO WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND PLANTS HIM WITH ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX!! He refuses to relinquish the hold yet again and drives him down for the third german suplex! He’s completed the trifecta, but he’s looking for a fourth german! HE GETS HIM CLOSER TO THE ROPES AND LIFTS HIM UP!! AND SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CRASHING ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!
Rich Russillo: A german suplex over the top rope as Garcia may be out! McAllister steps through the ropes as Jayln makes his way up to his feet. McAllister sprints across the apron! HE KICKS BACK AND DRIVES HIS FOOT INTO GARCIA!! GARCIA SIDESTEPS AND MCALLISTER SMASHES HIS LEFT FOOT ACROSS THE RINGPOST! Rex grabs it in pain while Garcia jumps onto the apron and charges in from behind! AND SENDS HIM EXPLODING OFF THE HARD RINGPOST WITH A DROPKICK!
James Peters: Just like that, the complexion of this match has changed and Garcia is applying full throttle on this moment! He climbs the turnbuckles! He is looking for the Asai Moonsault, but Rex is nowhere in sight! McAllister went under the ring, and Garcia is clueless on his whereabouts. He looks behind him, but it is to no avail as MCALLISTER COMES IN FRONT AND LIFTS HIM UP!! SUPPPPERRRPLEXXX ONTO THE APRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: HOLY SHIT!!!! BOTH MEN WENT BOUNCING OFF THE APRON!!! MCALLISTER MAY HAVE BEEN THE ACCOMPLICE TO THIS DISASTROUS SEQUENCE, BUT HE INFLICTED THE SAME IMPACT AS GARCIA!! Rex stumbles onto this feet and gets Garcia back onto his feet. HE PINS HIM DOWN! THIS IS IT!
ONE.. TWO… THRE-
James Peters: NO!!!! GARCIA KICKS OUT!!! YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Rex is in the face of the referee as he is in apoplectic! McAllister can’t believe it! He refocuses his attention onto Garcia and picks him up! INTO A POWERBOMB!! STANDING POWERBOMB PIN AS THE REFEREE COUNTS!
Rich Russillo: MCALLISTER TRANSITIONS IT INTO AN ANKLE LOCK!! WHAT A SEAMLESS TRANSITION AS THE ANKLE LOCK IS SINKED IN DEEP ON JALYN GARCIA!! AND NOW REX IS USING HIS FREE FOOT TO STOMP THE LIVING HELL OUT OF GARCIA!! GARCIA IS DEFENCELESS! HE HAS TO TAP OUT SOONER OR LATER, RIGHT!?!? BUT GARCIA GRABS HIS MOVING FOOT AND ROLLS HIM OVER!! HE PINS HIS SHOULDERS DOWN!
ONE…. TWO….. T-
James Peters: MCALLISTER ESCAPES! BOTH MEN GET UP TO THEIR FEET! REX WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT TAKES GARCIA OFF HIS FEET!! HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND HOVERS OVER HIS SHOULDERS!! THE REX EFFECT!!! NO!!! GARCIA GRABS HIS LEGS AND TAKES HIM DOWN!! JUMPS UP!!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP THROUGH THE CHEST!! McAllister stumbles onto his feet as GARCIA HOPS UP AND SNATCHES HIS HEAD!! SHOCK N AWE!
Rich Russillo: REX SHRUGS HIM OFF! Garcia fails to connect with the rolling cutter as he turns around! AND GETS BLASTED IN THE JAW WITH A VICIOUS FOREARM! Garcia comes off the ropes, ricocheting back into McAllister! AND EATS A BICYCLE KICK INTO THE FACE!! Garcia has yet to lose his foundation as he rebounds face first off the ropes!! MCALLISTER GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND!! BUT GARCIA DRILLS HIM WITH A CUTTER OUT Of NOWHERE!! GARCIA CRAWLS OVER FOR THE COVER!!
ONE.. TWO…. THR
James Peters: HE POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! GARCIA IS IN DISBELIEF AS HE QUICKLY CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! GARCIA’S GOING TO PUT THE CAP ON THIS MATCH AS MCALLISTER IS LAID OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! NATTTURRALLLLl INSSTINNNCTSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!! NOBODY’S HOME ON THE FROG SPLASH!!! MCALLISTER ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME AND GARCIA WENT CRASH LANDING INTO THE CANVAS!!! McAllister charges into him! HIGH KNEE INTO THE JAW!!! Rex shatters his jaw as he picks him up into a canadian rack! BURNING HAMMMMMERRRR!!!
James Peters: GARCIA TURNS AROUND AND SPIKES HIM WITH A POISON RANA!! POISON RANA OUT Of NOWHERE AS GARCIA STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES!! Garcia isn’t electing to go for the frog splash as he springboards off the ropes!! REX GRABS HIS ARMS IN MID AIR AND FLOATS OVER HIS SHOULDERS!! REXXXXXXXX EFFFFFFFFFECCCCCCCCCCCTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! COVER!!
ONE.. TWO… THREE!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!!! GARCIA GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! Rex is pissed off as he comes off the ropes once again! HE FLOATS OVER!! REX EFFECT!!!!! BUT GARCIA CRADLES HIM!!
ONE… TWO…. THREE!!!
James Peters: OH!!!! GARCIA WAS SO CLOSE AS BOTH MEN GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! SUPERKICK TO THE JAW FROM REX!! REX is STAGGERED WHILE GARCIA REBOUNDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK OF HIS OWN!! HE KICKS HIS GUT AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS! STAR CHASERR!!!
Rich Russillo: BUT REX PICKS HIM UP AND SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! Garcia stays on the apron while he steps through the ropes. REX FLOATS OVER HIS SHOULDERS! WHAT THE!!!! REX EFFECT THROUGH THE ROPES!!! HOW THE HELL!!! COVER!!
ONE… TWO… THREE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( ‘Alive’ by P.O.D hits to a loudening pop as Rex McAllister gingerly makes his way up to his feet. )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… REXXXXXXX MCCALLLLISSSERR!!
James Peters: A magnificent match we got between these two and Rex McAllister pulled out all the stops for Jayln Garcia and he reigns supreme in this match. He now advances further into the King Of Elite tournament, one step closer to taking his spot back at the top of the food chain. However, you gotta have a hand for Jayln Garcia, he put on a career-defining performance tonight.
Rich Russillo: You are absolutely right, Garcia has nothing to be ashamed about. He is definitely the future and I can imagine him finally getting that big opportunity. Congratulations to Rex McAllister!
(The camera catches one more look at a victorious Rex McAllister before fading to the backstage area.)
(Voltage fades into the interview area where Sofia Clarke is standing by and she’s joined by a special guest. Sofia is all smiles as she goes to introduce her guest.)
Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome The Woogieman!
(Even backstage, the ovation The Woogieman receives reverberates throughout the building. The larger than life Elitist removes his sunglasses, raises his eyebrow, and grins into the camera. Sofia can’t help but temporarily forget she is a strong, independent, and professional woman and she shamelessly bats her eyes at Woogie.)
The Woogieman: Hello, Sofia.
Sofia Clarke: Hello, Woogie. Thank you so much for joining me this evening.
The Woogieman: The pleasure is all mine.
(Sofia’s lovely face flushes and she clears her throat, knowing she has a job to do.)
Sofia Clarke: Now Woogie, 2019 was an up and down year for you, and eventually you found yourself on the outside looking in as Zak Simmons renamed the Big Boogie Bhampionship, the Big Bak Bhampionship. Do you plan on stepping up and challenging him, and getting that bhampionship back around your waist?
(Woogie appears to be deep in thought over that question.)
The Woogieman: I have thought about that Sofia, and honestly, the Big Bak Bhampionship is not my goal right now. Maybe it will be eventually, but I will allow Simmons to have his fun a little while longer. I have lorded over the Bhampionship division for awhile, and it’s good to have some new blood around. Simmons is a tough competitor and he deserves to enjoy his time in the spotlight a little while longer.
Sofia Clarke: You have always been such a gracious, humble GOAT, Woogie, and I think I speak for every member of the EAW Universe when I say that. But we also want to know what’s next for you? If not the Big Bak Bhampionship, then what?
The Woogieman: I just want to have fun matches and great feuds, Sofia. I have such a storied history in ladder matches, and I have done a lot of great things in this sport so far. My goal for this next decade is continue to be the GOAT I am, and the person the fans love. I’m The Woogieman, and I’m unlike anyone else here. I’m the favorite wherever I go! But if you really need something, some soundbite or whatever, I will go ahead and make an Earth shattering announcement right now.
(Sofia blinks and eagerly nods her head. She is clearly excited about the possibility of breaking a huge story.)
Sofia Clarke: Ohmygawd, what is it?
The Woogieman: Right now I’m going to go ahead and formally announce my entry into the 2020 Grand Rampage.
(Sofia looks a little startled.)
Sofia Clarke: But Woogie… Grand Rampage isn’t until April.
The Woogieman: That’s right, and I want all my fellow Elitists to have a chance to think about whether or not they want to put themselves in my line of fire. I am not holding anything back this season and that is a promise, Sofia.
(The sound of clapping can be heard off camera and that draws everyone’s attention to stage left. The camera shot widens to see Hannah Marin walking into the picture.)
Hannah Marin: Not holding anything back, you say? Good for you, sugar. Sofia, if you’ll excuse me, I have come to talk to Woogie privately.
(Hannah shoos Sofia away, much to Sofia’s chagrin, and once the reporter is gone, the blonde smiles sweetly at Woogie.)
Hannah Marin: Now Woogie, I appreciate the fact you are looking so far into the future. That shows me you are a man with great ambition, and someone who wants what’s best for himself. It’s not lost on me that you are one of the most popular figures here in EAW. Everytime your music hits, people go absolutely crazy. You have a lot of power my friend.
(Hannah lowers her lashes and traces her finger down Woogie’s arm.)
Hannah Marin: Jesse Barlow is a man that also possesses a lot of power, and he’s the most fearless leader. I have never met a man who cares so much about the world, and who truly has the passion to make it a better place. The two of us want to build an army, Woogie. A group of warriors who take over and change the world for the better. I would walk through fire if it meant I could spread Jesse’s message and get the masses to believe in our cause, and I think someone like you would be absolutely perfect to help us. You are a beautiful soul yourself, Woogie. Didn’t you just receive an award that said you should be President?
(Hannah is really laying the charm on thick and she gazes up at Woogie, batting her eyes.)
Hannah Marin: Jesse sees a lot of the wonderful qualities he has in you, and both of us would be honored if you joined forces with us. We want to make sure this world stays pure, and there is no other soul as pure as you. You have the ability to stop wars, and that’s exactly what we need right now!
(The Woogieman goes to reply, but Hannah places her fingers to his lips.)
Hannah Marin: Shhh. You don’t have to reply right now because I know the opportunity to join up with Jesse is probably pretty overwhelming. You think about it, and come next week, I’ll find you and come get your answer. Remember Woogie, Jesse and I are not the bad guys contrary to what people say. We are the only people in this company who truly want to do the hard work to make it better. We fully plan to save the world like I said, but we both know we have to start small and use the platform we have been given for the greater good. Do the right thing and join our cause…
(Hannah pauses for a moment and removes her finger from Woogie’s lips.)
Hannah Marin: And don’t wind up like Link Rexx did earlier.
(The blonde winks at Woogie and saunters off, leaving the legendary Elitist to ponder the offer. After a moment, Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for AT&T featuring Landerson and his family. AT&T’s family plan offers Landerson and his family a chance to stay in touch while Landerson tours the world being the amazing wrestler he is.)
(We reopen up backstage as we see Consuela Rose Ava standing next to her locker with her back to the camera. She has on a red variance of her usual ring attire having done some new promotional photos for 2020 earlier. Consuela is alone until she tilts her head and gives a coy smile.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Look who stops by to see their big sister!
(The camera pans to showcase Camille Ava aka Ms Extreme.)
Ms Extreme: Maybe take the excitement down a notch or two. I’m kidding. You seem to be in good spirits considering what happened at Road to Redemption. Lars Grier returned to attack you and spoil one of the greatest moments of your career.
Consuela Rose Ava: It’s crazy but what else can we expect from EAW? People come and go all the time and Lars Grier is just the latest to make is shocking return after disappearing a year ago. Not only returning but taking me out and making it clear that despite finally getting vindication against that disease known as Veena Adams and winning the 24/7 contrat, I still have issues I have to handle before I can actually use it.
Ms. Extreme: Yeah, he wants to take that contract away from you and use it himself it seems. You did all that work to get it and he’s trying to snake his way into stealing it for himself. This is a tough situation to be in especially seeing as you work hard to keep earning it by going through Veena Adams who everyone in the world despises. Thing is, Veena isn’t the athlete or Elitist Lars Grier has been known to be and he is a threat regardless if we agree with how he returned to EAW or not.
Consuela Rose Ava: It’s whatever honestly. I’m ready for everything this new year and decade has in store for me. Lars, Veena, whoever thinks they can get this contract away from me and use it for themselves can try as they might. I’m ready for everything and everyone trying to block me from becoming a champion again.
Ms. Extreme: That’s wonderful to hear, Consuela!
Consuela Rose Ava: Yeah, thanks. I have plans for this contract and I can’t stress myself out about who returns to run in or sneak attack me. I couldn’t care less about any so called threats. I will be cashing in this 24/7 contract and I have a secret to tell you Camille.
(Consuela leans in a little as Camille leans in with her.)
Consuela Rosa Ava: I even know what champion I want to cash in on!
Ms. Extreme: That’s great! I also have some goals of my own for this new year and decade! Looks like we both might be rocking championship gold together this season after all.
Consuela Rose Ava: Oh yeah? Well, tell me your gold goals first and I’ll tell you mine.
Ms. Extreme: Well, it’s a lofty one…but I am determined to win Queen of Elite this season. I want to be the Red Queen of Elite in 2020 and that isn’t the end of it. No way. I want to win Queen of Elite and simultaneously be a champion as well. I have my sights set on becoming EAW World Championship but seeing as Andrea has that seat filled, I have another belt glimmering from the corner of my eye that I may take a crack at.
Consuela Rose Ava: Oh, do tell! What belt are you thinking of? Looking to reclaim that Pure Championship? You’re not going after Raven, are you?
Ms. Extreme: Not exactly. I figure, seeing as I’m facing Doctor Bethany Blue, I 100% believe I can defeat her and advance in this Elite tournament. I also think, by beating Bethany Blue that I will solidify my case as a potential number one contender and challenger for the Interwire Championship! I think that might be the move for me this season! Me, Queen of the Elite AND Interwire Champion?
(The second the word “Interwire” escaped her lips, Consuela’s eyes widened and she quickly looked washed of all the color in her face.)
Ms. Extreme: What do you think? Big plans indeed, right?
Consuela Rose Ava: Um.
(Consuela feins a smile before allowing herself to nod and smile ear to ear while squinting her eyes at her sister.)
Consuela Rose Ava: That’s just, that’s just perfect Camille.
Ms. Extreme: Really? I’m not getting ahead of myself am I? Winning Queen of the Elite is a lofty goal and so is becoming Interwire champ let alone both. But people call me Godmille for a reason. I appreciate you for backing me, Consuela!
Consuela Rose Ava: Oh, oh yeah. You have my support 100% in this journey Camille. You as the reigning Queen of Elite and…The new Interwire Champion is beyond perfect.
(Consuela flashes her sister another smile.)
Ms. Extreme: I know I’ll have to fight my heart out but this chest doesn’t pump sugar. I’ll be ready just like you’ll be ready to keep that 24/7 contract in your possession until it’s time for you to cash it in and get yourself a title. Speaking of which, you never told me what belt you had your eye on. Come on, spit it out!
Consuela Rose Ava: Actually, I think I will keep it to myself for now.
(Ms. Extreme looks at Consuela, feeling a little suspicious.)
Ms. Extreme: Consuela…
Consuela Rose Ava: It kind of just dawned on me what a challenge Lars is going to be and perhaps I don’t really need to set my sights on a belt right now. I guess my goal now is fighting back all the thieves and vultures circling above my head trying to pry this 24/7 contract away from me and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike on the champion that has the belt I ultimately desire. Lars Grier might just by default be my main priority for the time being and all my attention must be focused on making this returning nobody wish he never picked a fight with Consuela Rose Ava.
(Ms. Extreme gives her older sister a look, but she kind of just lets it drop. Something is telling her that she might have just taken the wind out of her sister’s sails with her own aspirations for the Interwire Championship, but she’s not sure.)
Ms. Extreme: That is exactly what I like to hear, sis.
(Ms. Extreme puts a hand on her sisters shoulder before pulling her in for a solid hug as the camera stays focused on the somber look residing on Consuela’s face. As they break away, the sisters slap hands and exchange a familiar head nod to one another; Ms Extreme does hers with vigor and enthusiasm. Consuela on the other hand is a little subdued but she goes through the motions.)
Consuela Rose Ava: You take care of business tonight. Make that doctor call in sick for the next two weeks and show the world that the Red Queen is worthy of becoming the Red Queen of Elite.
Ms. Extreme: Thanks and you know I will!
(Ms. Extreme smiles ear to ear as she leaves the area and all we are left with is Consuela taking a deep breath before staring down at the floor, the wall, and just seemingly floating alone in her locker-room with her thoughts. Consuela reaches inside her locker and reveals her 24/7 contract as she stares at it and looks to be weighing her options.)
(The camera cuts back to Rich and James.)
Rich Russillo: This looks to be an inspired group here as two of the Ava sisters, Consuela and Camille, both look to take this opportunity with a New Year Upon us all to get some goals established. Camille wants to become Queen of Elite AND Interwire Champion and Consuela…well.
James Peters: Consuela wants to go about making sure her 24/7 contract isn’t ripped away from her by anybody thinking she doesn’t deserve it. Namely a man by the name of Lars Grier who is back after a year away from EAW with his eyes on Consuela’s prize. After that, it’s obvious Consuela wants to become a champion but it seems she can’t decide what belt she wants to challenge for.
Rich Russillo: If Lars Grier has his way, she won’t even get the chance to remember what championship she wants to challenge for. 260 pounds of pissed off Carion. A man that big and that methodical is back with a very unclear message but a clear mission; take that 24/7 contract and use it himself.
James Peters: Consuela is tough, but Lars is tough as well. A year off can make some elitist lazy or rusty, but I don’t know. Lars may be more dangerous than ever now that he is back in EAW.
(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: And it is the first round of the KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!!!
(“Gangsta” by New Years Day plays to loud cheers as Ms. Extreme comes out with a smirk on her face as she looks around the arena before making her way to the ring)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Calabasas, California… weighing in at 135 pounds… THE RED QUEEN… MS. EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Last time we saw Ms. Extreme was at Road to Redemption. Whilst she did not pull out the win as intended at the Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the EAW Championship, she was able to witness much more than that. She saw one of her best friends that bonded with her over the course of Season 12 Andrea Valentine, win the EAW Championship over Charlie Marr after a long climb to the top. She also got to see her sister Cameron Ella Ava being crowned the Answers World Championship in the Extreme Elimination Chamber as well. So whilst she did not walk out as champion I’m sure these moments equate to her similarly in her mind.
James Peters: Tonight is her chance to possibly step into the same atmosphere as both Andrea and Cam did at Road to Redemption. The King of Elite is a prestigious tournament and it holds a lot of opportunities at hand. If Camille manages to pull off becoming the King, or should I say Queen of Elite, she might be in the same position she was in at Road to Redemption, a chance to get the world title. But before she can focus on that she has to move up the ranks, and that begins tonight.
(Ms. Extreme enters the ring and begins to warm up with determination as “Gangsta fades out. “Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi then plays to cheers as Dr. Bethany Blue comes out. She raises her Interwire Championship up in the air before heading to the ring)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent… from Miami, Florida… weighing in at 128 pounds… DR. BETHANY BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Last time we saw the Doctor was also at Road to Redemption where she managed to retain the Interwire Title against the thorn in her side for weeks, Jesse Barlow. The stakes were high for that match but in the end it was of course Dr. Bethany Blue that came out on top. Jesse made this personal with the Doctor and she sure did deliver when it comes to that.
James Peters: Yes but also she has this match in the round 1 of the King of Elite tournament. Think about it she could be a Queen of Elite and the Interwire Champion simultaneously, imagine how much that could propel her up. The possibilities are endless but I’m sure the Doctor wants to win tonight and I’m sure just like Road to Redemption she’ll give her 100%. Both of the competitors want to win in this match, the pressure mounts yet I’m sure the animosity will only be motivation to give their best and I’m sure that will be true.
(Dr. Bethany Blue enters the ring and steps in between the ropes and holds the Interwire Championship up once more as “Bad Medicine” fades away and the Ref signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this first round match is underway. It’s safe to say we have to put into consideration that none of the competitors in this match are 100%. Ms. Extreme has an injured ankle going into this match and Dr. Bethany Blue had to sustain a lot in order to retain the Interwire Title which is sure to affect the result of this match and what not. So they both have to keep that in mind going into this match. Ms. Extreme not wasting any time coming out of the gate striking multiple punches right to Dr. Bethany Blue! The Doctor moves herself back but quickly comes back striking Ms. Extreme with punches of her own! Both Ms. Extreme and Dr. Bethany Blue are swinging multiple punches at each other as it seems there’s no end to it! But Ms. Extreme is slowly fighting back as she begins to overwhelm Blue with fast rapid punches. Blue forced to a knee as Ms. Extreme runs to the ropes. KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF THE DOCTOR SENDING HER DOWN!
James Peters: Dr. Bethany Blue getting up quickly now as it’s too early in the match. Ms. Extreme quickening it bringing her up and sending her to the ropes. THE DOCTOR WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT RIGHT TO MS. EXTREME SENDING HER BACK! Ms. Extreme falling to the ropes as Blue rebounds off the opposite side! CLOTHESLINE SENDS MS. EXTREME OVER THE TOP ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR! Ms. Extreme stunned as she grabs the barricade and slowly begins to pull herself up.
Rich Russillo: Meanwhile though the Doctor is on the apron waiting for Ms. Extreme to get up what is she thinking?! DR. BETHANY BLUE WITH A RUNNING CROSSBODY OFF THE APRON TAKING MS. EXTREME DOWN! We’re only a few minutes into this match and it’s already spilled to the outside! Blue bringing Ms. Extreme up as the Ref is looking to start the count soon. She’s dragging Ms. Extreme possibly into the ring but she fights back with an elbow right to the gut sending her back! Dr. Bethany Blue grabbing a hold of Ms. Extreme looking to roll her back into the ring. MS. EXTREME RAMMING DR. BETHANY BLUE BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER OF THE APRON!
James Peters: Both of these competitors are in pain but Ms. Extreme is bringing herself up first. She grabs the Doctor and pulls her up bringing her around the ring. MS. EXTREME SLAMMING DR. BETHANY BLUE HEAD FIRST RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Ms. Extreme I think is looking for another one! But the Doctor puts her hand out preventing it as she grabs Ms. Extreme! BLUE SLAMS MS. EXTREME FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!
Dr. Bethany Blue (Off-Mic): Ouch! That’s definitely a migraine. I might have to check you out after this match!
Ms. Extreme: (Off-Mic): Screw.. YOU!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme fighting back as she grabs Dr. Bethany Blue and she’s dragging her around the ringside area again what could possibly be in store for the Doctor?! MS. EXTREME THROWS BLUE HEADFIRST INTO THE RING POST! Dr. Bethany Blue is clearly getting dizzy as Ms. Extreme rolls her into the ring and enters herself. Blue pulling herself up slowly as Ms. Extreme takes a breather on the other side. Ms. Extreme grabbing her and bringing her to the center of the ring. MS. EXTREME WITH A SMOOTH SNAP SUPLEX!
James Peters: Blue rolls to the edge of the ring as she grabs a hold of the ropes pulling herself up. But Ms. Extreme is coming over as she begins to push the Doctor out of the ring with her foot but the Doctor holds on as the Ref forces them to split. Ms. Extreme allowing Dr. Bethany Blue to slowly pull herself up but is wasting no time grabbing her and sending her into a irish whip to the ropes. But Blue stops herself by grabbing the ropes preventing anymore damage to be done to her. Ms. Extreme running towards her but Dr. Bethany Blue throws her out of the ring! But Ms. Extreme holds on and gets on the apron as she climbs to the top rope I think the Doctor is unknowing of what’s going on! DIVING CALF KICK TAKES THE DOCTOR DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Dr. Bethany Blue grabbing the turnbuckle and pulling herself up to her feet as she props herself in the corner. Ms. Extreme with a backhand chop right to Blue! The chop echoes throughout the arena as Dr. Bethany Blue falls to her knees! Ms. Extreme grabbing the Doctor by the hair but she quickly turns it around with an elbow right to her gut! Ms. Extreme stumbles backwards as the Doctor sees opportunity. BLUE WITH A CHOP BLOCK! Remember the ankle injury whilst the chop block didn’t affect it so much it bent it in a way! Ms. Extreme hops on one leg trying to access the situation but Dr. Bethany Blue isn’t waiting! FALLAWAY SLAM TAKES MS. EXTREME DOWN!
James Peters: The Doctor grabs the arm of Ms. Extreme as she begins to manipulate it twisting it and bending! She drops the arm though as she goes for the ankle!
Dr. Bethany Blue (Off-MIc): Don’t worry Camille, once I win this match I’ll treat your ankle right back to good health!
Ms. Extreme (Off-MIc): Just… SHUT UP!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme turning herself to her back as she pushes Dr. Bethany Blue away! She wastes no time getting back up to her feet as the Doctor is vulnerable and Ms. Extreme sees that as she grabs her and runs to the ropes! SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG BY MS. EXTREME! Dr. Bethany Blue falls into the corner as Ms. Extreme falls into the other. She runs at Ms. Extreme but she quickly side steps as the Doctor falls into the opposite corner! Ms. Extreme runs at Blue caught by surprise at the quick reaction of Ms. Extreme. CORNER RUNNING DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE OF THE DOCTOR!
James Peters: Dr. Bethany Blue pulling herself out of the ring trying to gain some distance to catch a breath. But Ms. Extreme isn’t waiting for a moment as she runs to the ropes! SUICIDE DIVE AS THE DOCTOR GETS SLAMMED RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Ms. Extreme rolling Dr. Bethany Blue right into the ring as she wastes no time sending her into a irish whip. But the Doctor bounces off running right at Ms. Extreme! DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE KNEE BY BLUE! Ms. Extreme moves back as the Doctor quickly gets to her feet. DISCUS CLOTHESLINE TAKES MS. EXTREME DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Dr. Bethany Blue stumbles to a knee as Ms. Extreme is slowly crawling up trying to pull herself up using the ropes. But the Doctor quickly goes over and brings her up to her feet as she lifts her up! MS. EXTREME ROLLS THROUGH THOUGH AS SHE GOES FOR A QUICK PIN ATTEMPT!
James Peters: BLUE KICKS OUT! The Doctor quickly gets up to her feet but Ms. Extreme is quicker as she was ready for her! TWIST OF FATE! MS. EXTREME SLAMS THE DOCTOR FACE FIRST AS SHE GOES FOR THE PIN!
Rich Russillo: BLUE BARELY KICKS OUT AGAIN! Ms. Extreme with quick wits yet that wasn’t enough to take the Doctor down just yet! Ms. Extreme rolling up to her feet as she climbs to the top rope. If this is what I think it is we might just be seeing the end of this match so far! BLIND FURY INCOMING! NO! DR. BETHANY BLUE BARELY PUSHES MS. EXTREME LEAVING HER STUNNED! She climbs up joining Ms. Extreme on the top rope as she grabs her what is she thinking?! SUPERPLEX!
James Peters: Both of them are down as they seem to be both slowly getting up at the same time. Ms. Extreme fires the first punch as the Doctor moves back. But the Doctor quickly comes back at Ms. Extreme with a punch back! Ms. Extreme! Blue! Ms. Extreme! Ms. Extreme! Ms. Extreme already having the advantage as she begins to land more punches over Dr. Bethany Blue. Dr. Bethany Blue is slowly starting to feel overwhelmed but she swings a punch!
Rich Russillo: RED HANDED! MS. EXTREME TRANSITIONS INTO THE SEATED FUJIWARA ARMBAR OUT OF NOWHERE! DR. BETHANY BLUE IS TRAPPED IN THE HOLD AS SHE TRIES TO REACH THE ROPES WHICH SHE’S A FINGERTIP AWAY FROM! WILL SHE TAP?! THE DOCTOR IS PERSISTENT AS SHE ISN’T TAPPING BUT I THINK SHE MIGHT HAVE ENOUGH! SHE TAPS-
James Peters: NURSE GOLDSTEIN! NURSE GOLDSTEIN GRABS THE HAND OF DR. BETHANY BLUE AND BRINGS IT TO THE ROPES QUICKLY RETREATING AWAY! The Ref noticing Nurse Goldstein trying to ask about her involvement. Ms. Extreme is livid as she yells at the Nurse! Ms. Extreme isn’t looking behind her though as Dr. Bethany Blue rises behind her! BLUE GOES RIGHT TO THE ANKLE! Ms. Extreme hobbling around shocked by the actions of the Doctor as she grabs her! WHIPLASH- WAIT MS. EXTREME QUICKLY PUSHES HER OUT OF THE WAY AND RUNS AT HER! BUT NURSE GOLDSTEIN AGAIN! The Ref definitely saw that as she goes after her! Ms. Extreme has had enough! SUICIDE DIVE TO NURSE GOLDSTEIN TAKES HER OUT!
Rich Russillo: The Ref quickly rolling out of the ring to check on Nurse Goldstein as Ms. Extreme rolls in!
James Peters: WHAT?! BLUE WITH THE CHAIR RIGHT TO THE SKULL OF MS. EXTREME! The Doctor quickly pushing the chair away as she grabs her! WHIPLASH CONNECTS OUT OF NOWHERE AS THE DOCTOR QUICKLY GOES FOR THE PIN! THE REF IS UNKNOWING AS HE ROLLS INTO THE RING BEGINNING THE COUNT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Bad Medicine” plays as Dr. Bethany Blue rolls out of the ring and aids Nurse Goldstein up to her feet, both have a face of pure happiness. The Ref rolls out of the ring to hand the Doctor her Interwire Championship as her hand gets raised in victory.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is the winner of your match… THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION! DR. BETHANY BLUE!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: SHE DID IT! Dr. Bethany Blue has managed to barely get out of this match and advances to round two of the King of Elite tournament! Whilst not in the most flattering way that does not seem to be the concern for her as she looks excited as hell!
James Peters: Whilst that might not be a concern for her look at Ms. Extreme. An opportunity taken away from her this early into the King of Elite tournament, whilst that is lukewarm she was also cheated out of it. I’m sure there’s going to be hell to pay once Ms. Extreme wakes up and comes to realize what just got stolen from her by the doctor.
(The camera takes one last shot of the referee checking on Ms. Extreme before sending Voltage into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for retirement featuring Tom Brady. Win or lose, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to retire. Tom Brady, it’s your time.)
(Voltage returns and cuts to the backstage area one final time. This time, Fight Grid host Molly Waters is standing by. As always, she smiles professionally and gets right down to business.)
Molly Waters: Earlier tonight, we heard from our new EAW World Champion, Andrea Valentine. Joining me right now is the man she dethroned for that very championship, Charlie Marr.
(The camera widens and shows Charlie Marr and his wife, Jordie, standing to Molly’s left. Charlie looks far from thrilled and narrows his eyes at Molly, who to her credit, does not waver under his glare. Jordie is clinging to Charlie as usual, and looking up at him with stars in her pretty eyes.)
Molly Waters: Thank you for joining me tonight Charlie. I’m sure you felt some type of way walking into this building tonight without the championship you’ve held since August.
(That question immediately sets the tone for the interview and it’s not a positive one. Tension radiates through Charlie’s ripped body and Jordie places a comforting hand on his arm.)
Charlie Marr: If there hadn’t been some bullshit conspiracy against me then I would still be the fucking champion. But that’s the nature of this game. People hate what they don’t understand and want things that they don’t deserve, and that they damn sure haven’t earned. There wasn’t a single motherfucker in that chamber that had any claim to my championship and not one of them deserved a shot at my belt either. It’s complete bullshit that a fucking glory hole is walking around with MY EAW World Championship. tHe KiNg iS dEaD! Bitch, I’m still your fucking king. Andrea, you dumb fucking cunt, I have a rematch that I can utilize at any time and you can believe that I’m going to exercise that rematch clause sooner rather than later. However, right now my focus is on King of Elite and winning that crown, so you can enjoy your fucking gift of a championship reign for a little while longer.
(Charlie rolls his cold, blue eyes and laughs at the irony of his situation right now.)
Charlie Marr: I think it’s fucking hilarious that everyone wanted to tar and feather me for having Veena reward me a title shot for all the hard work I’ve done. But no one, and I repeat no one, batted a fucking eye with a terminated employee was allowed to walk into the building while a show was going on and show up during my main event match. Malcum Jones handed the human version of a toilet bowl the fucking EAW World Championship because he’s got little man syndrome and was hoping to get a thank you fuck out of it. He probably did because Andrea is the type of woman who would spread her legs for a soda pop bottle if it meant she could feel some type of friction against her dirty little clit, but I digress. I can’t fix stupid, but I can damn sure make sure a miscarriage of justice like Road to Redemption NEVER happens again.
Molly Waters: Care to expand on that, Charlie?
(Jordie pulls a piece of paper from the back pocket of her jeans and hands it to Charlie.)
Charlie Marr: This right here is a restraining order, barring Malcolm Hakeem Jones, from getting within a thousand feet from me. That means he can not legally enter any building that I’m in or else he will be arrested. Not sure what the fuck that means for his future on Voltage, but I really don’t give a fuck. Until I get back what’s rightfully mine, Malcolm Jones can fuck right on off and go crawl back into trash can he came from.
Molly Waters: That’s not going to keep Malcolm Jones for showing up next week in Helsinki. Unless I’m wrong, there’s no such thing as a universal restraining order?
Charlie Marr: Bet I’ll file for one every goddamn week if I have too. Don’t fucking question me you stupid bitch. The fact of the matter is, that thug robbed me of the EAW World Championship and right now it sits around the waist of a wannabe Instagram thot whose sole purpose in life is to be pissed on by her superiors. After I win King of Elite, I plan on making sure sluts like Andrea Valentine know their place and regret the fact they ever fucking gloated over my misfortune. The entire EAW Universe saw the destruction and carnage I am capable of when I fucking decimated everyone inside that chamber. I destroyed Ripley, Chambers, the adopted Ava, and dear ole dad, Rex. I painted the ring with the blood of my enemies, ruined their championship dreams, and made each of them question their own sense of self-worth. In one match, I proved that I was every bit the champion I claimed to be, and once I knock that fat fuck out of the King of Elite tournament, I’m going to take one step closer towards the crown I deserve. I have always been the uncrowned King of Voltage. I have always been the champion and personality that this brand does not deserve or appreciation. And after King of Elite, I am going to make this whole fucking brand kiss the ring and fucking submit to me, and then I’ll treat everyone like the piece of shit they are. Everyone on Voltage is beneath me. They are all scum. They deserve every fucking bit of destruction that is coming their way. And when I run through everyone once again and make my way back towards those stupid Beating Heart cunts, all of them are going to be forced to lick my boots and beg for this dick.
Molly Waters: I… wow.
(Charlie spits right in Molly’s face, showing her exactly how he feels about women.)
Charlie Marr: Next time you even remotely think of speaking to me, keep your eyes trained to the ground. Don’t you ever fucking look into a higher being’s eyes again. Do I make myself clear?
(Molly is too stunned to reply. Charlie grabs Jordie by the hand and stalks off, presumably to get ready for his match against Terry, which is next.)
(Voltage cuts back to the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: The following is a King of Elite tournament round one match and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first!..
(‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons hits and the crowd begins cheering as Terry Chambers makes his first entrance of the new year, and decade. He has an intense look on his face as he makes his way down the ramp, seeing as he’s facing the former EAW Champion, the man that eliminated him as well as three others in the Extreme Elimination Chamber back at Road to Redemption. Eventually he makes it to the ring as Bella Braxton introduces him.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring.. Now residing in Los Angeles, California.. Weighing in at 287 pounds… TTEEEERRRYYYY CCHHAAMMMBERRRRSS!!!!
James Peters: Terry had a bit of a rollercoaster to end his decade. At Road to Redemption Terry was just one of many eliminations for his opponent tonight, Charlie Marr, but at Christmas in Dubai Terry closed out his year with a victory over the current New Breed Champion, Justin Windgate. Now Terry is looking to avenge his Extreme Elimination Chamber loss by defeating Charlie tonight.
Rich Russillo: These two had quite the back and forth this week. For one of these men it’s going to pay off, and unfortunately one of them will be left in disappointment, as above all else this match is a round one King of Elite tournament match.
(‘Letter to the Game’ by D Block Europe follows and the crowd bursts into boos as Charlie and Jordie Marr slowly make their way out to the stage. Jordie has a huge smile on her face, but Charlie looks focused as the two begin walking down the ramp, staring down Charlie’s opponent, Terry.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. Accompanied by Jordie Marr… From Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom.. Weighing in at 240 pounds… CCCHHAAAARRLLIIEEEE MMAAARRRRR!!!!
James Peters: The former EAW Champion, Charlie Marr. Charlie was on a rampage at Road to Redemption, but after the return of Malcolm Jones everything came crashing down as Andrea Valentine managed to get the win, becoming EAW Champion herself. Now Charlie has his sights set on something else it seems as he aims to win this tournament.
Rich Russillo: I’m sure Jordie will once again be a deciding factor here. She’s aided Charlie all throughout his EAW Championship reign, and the fact that she’s here once again can’t mean anything good for Terry. I’m a bit worried for him to be honest.
James Peters: Terry should be fine if he knows what he’s getting into. Terry is used to having to overcome obstacles. This is just another one.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And this match is underway- AS TERRY GOES RIGHT AFTER CHARLIE! TERRY JUST BARRELED CHARLIE RIGHT INTO THE CORNER, AND NOW HE’S JUST DRIVING HIS KNEES RIGHT INTO THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION’S MIDSECTION! TERRY NOW, WITH AN INCREDIBLE BIEL THROW! TERRY JUST LAUNCHED CHARLIE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING, AND WE’RE NOT EVEN THIRTY SECONDS INTO THIS MATCH! CHARLIE NOW CRAWLING INTO THE CORNER OPPOSITE FROM TERRY, BUT TERRY DOESN’T LOOK TO BE SLOWING DOWN YET AS HE CHARGES IN! RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!! TERRY ALREADY WITH THE RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
Rich Russillo: CHARLIE JUST BARELY KICKS OUT! CHARLIE NOW ROLLING OUT OF THE RING AFTER ALL THAT OFFENSE TERRY DISHED TO HIM, BUT I STILL DON’T THINK TERRY IS FINISHED! TERRY NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS JORDIE IS TRYING TO HELP CHARLIE TO HIS FEET, AND OH MY GOD, WHAT A SUICIDE DIVE BY TERRY!! THAT SUICIDE DIVE DROVE CHARLIE RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE, AND IF TERRY KEEPS GOING HE COULD BE ADVANCING RIGHT TO ROUND TWO OF THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT! TERRY LIFTING CHARLIE UP NOW, AND THERE’S A FALLAWAY SLAM OUTSIDE OF THE RING!
James Peters: Terry finally rolling Charlie back inside of the ring now, and Rich after the harsh words traded towards each other this past week and after Charlie eliminated Terry the way he did at Road to Redemption, at this point I think Terry’s offense right now had to have been expected! I don’t think Charlie realized that he’d be facing such an aggressive side of Terry so early on though, and I think his words could be coming back to haunt him right now! TERRY LIFTING CHARLIE UP IN A POWERBOMB POSITION, BUT CHARLIE NOW FINALLY FIGHTING AS HE MANAGES TO ESCAPE TERRY’S GRASP! CHARLIE NOW RUNNING THE ROPES, AND THERE’S A HUGE BOOT TO THE FACE, CAUSING TERRY TO DROP TO A KNEE!
Rich Russillo: CHARLIE ISN’T FINISHED IT LOOKS LIKE! CHARLIE RUNNING THE ROPES ONE MORE TIME, AND NOW THERE’S A KNEE TO TERRY’S FACE! IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLIE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO FIND HIS WAY BACK INTO THIS MATCH AND OUT OF TERRY’S LINE OF OFFENSE, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER BY CHARLIE!
Rich Russillo: TERRY KICKS OUT! Charlie now immediately going for a rear chinlock, and it seems that attempting holds like this is a pretty common strategy when facing Terry Chambers- BUT CHARLIE DOESN’T STOP THERE AS HE BEGINS CLUBBING ON THE CHEST OF TERRY! CHARLIE TRYING TO DO EXTRA DAMAGE AS HE NOW KEEPS THAT REAR CHINLOCK IN, AND IT LOOKS LIKE TERRY MAY ACTUALLY BE STRUGGLING!
James Peters: HE’S NOT, HE’S DEFINITELY NOT! TERRY IS GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AND HE’S DOING SO QUICKLY- BUT IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLIE THOUGHT AHEAD AS HE IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO THE REAR NAKED CHOKE! CHARLIE CALLS THIS TRANQUILITY! JUST AS TERRY MANAGED TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! IF TERRY WASN’T STRUGGLING BEFORE HE PROBABLY WILL BE VERY SOON AS CHARLIE DOESN’T PLAN TO LET GO OF THAT HOLD!
Rich Russillo: TERRY IS TRYING TO GRAB CHARLIE BUT HE’S CLEARLY HAVING TROUBLE DOING SO, AND RIGHT NOW THINGS AREN’T LOOKING TOO HOT! TERRY IS CLEARLY GETTING WEAKER BY THE SECOND AS CHARLIE HAS THE REAR NAKED CHOKE IN AS TIGHT AS POSSIBLE- BUT WAIT! TERRY NOW RUNNING BACKWARDS, AND HE RAMS CHARLIE BACK FIRST RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! TERRY HOLDING HIS THROAT AFTER BEING IN THE SUBMISSION FOR SO LONG, BUT EVEN SO IT LOOKS LIKE TERRY HAS MANAGED TO FREE HIMSELF FROM CHARLIE’S GRASP, GIVING HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BACK INTO THIS!
James Peters: Terry grabbing Charlie just as he was beginning to get back up, AND THERE’S AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Charlie clearly in pain after that, but it looks like Terry isn’t done as he lifts Charlie up in a powerbomb position once again- BUT JUST LIKE BEFORE CHARLIE IS DOING HIS BEST TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, AND HE DOES! ONCE AGAIN CHARLIE MANAGES TO ESCAPE AS HE STUMBLES BACK TOWARDS THE ROPES, AND NOW TERRY’S CHARGING RIGHT TOWARDS HIM! WAIT, CHARLIE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY JUST AS TERRY LOOKED TO TRY AND SEND CHARLIE OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Rich Russillo: IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLIE JUST TRIED ROLLING TERRY UP, BUT SEEING THE SIZE OF HIM TERRY DIDN’T EVEN BUDGE! TERRY NOW WITH AN ELBOW CAUSING CHARLIE TO STUMBLE BACK, AND NOW HE CHARGES IN- RIGHT INTO THE HEADMASTER RITUAL!! CHARLIE JUST HIT WHAT WAS PROBABLY HIS BIGGEST SPINEBUSTER YET AS HE CONNECTS WITH THE HEADMASTER RITUAL OUT OF SEEMINGLY NOWHERE! CHARLIE WITH THE COVER NOW, IF TERRY WANTS TO ADVANCE IN THIS TOURNAMENT HE NEEDS TO KICK OUT HERE!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: TERRY DOES IT! TERRY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! CHARLIE LOOKS FRUSTRATED, BUT THIS IS WHY YOU CAN NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE! Charlie now backing up into the corner and if you ask me, it looks like Charlie is waiting for Terry to get back to his feet! I don’t like the sound of this, if he’s setting up for what I think he is, Terry might just be done here! Terry is slowly getting back to his feet and he seems so unaware, I don’t think he even knows where he is! Terry back to his feet now, AND CHARLIE CHARGES IN! CHARING- OH MY GOD!
Rich Russillo: TERRY WITH A HEADBUTT, JUST AS CHARLIE WENT FOR THE CHARING CROSS! THAT HEADBUTT TOOK CHARLIE RIGHT OUT, AND NOW THIS SHOULD BE TERRY’S TIME TO CAPITALIZE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE JORDIE IS HELPING HER HUSBAND OUT OF THE RING BEFORE TERRY COULD DO ANY MORE DAMAGE! TERRY ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND HE’S TRYING TO GET TO CHARLIE BUT JORDIE IS STANDING IN HIS WAY! IT LOOKS LIKE JORDIE IS TRYING TO PLAY THE SAVIOR HERE OR SOMETHING- BUT THAT ROLE DOESN’T LAST LONG AS TERRY JUST TOSSED HER RIGHT OUT OF THE WAY WITH EASE- BUT LOOK AT THAT! CHARLIE IS IMMEDIATELY RIGHT ON THE ATTACK AS HE CONNECTS WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE LEFT KNEE!
James Peters: Looks like Jordie served more as a distraction than a savior! Charlie now, WITH A STOMP RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THAT KNEE JUST AS TERRY WAS STARTING TO GET BACK UP! THAT KNEE BENT AWKWARDLY, AND NOW CHARLIE SHOVES TERRY RIGHT INTO THE RINGPOST!! THAT DISTRACTION CLEARLY PAID OFF AS CHARLIE HAS THE UPPER HAND RIGHT NOW! CHARLIE ROLLING TERRY INTO THE RING BEFORE FOLLOWING BEHIND, AND NOW HE GRABS TERRY BEFORE HE COULD GET BACK UP! CHARLIE SETTING IT UP NOW! FIGURE FOUR!! CHARLIE HAS A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK LOCKED IN, AND TERRY HAS NOWHERE TO GO!!
Rich Russillo: TERRY IS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, AND THAT FIGURE FOUR IS LOCKED IN TIGHTLY! TERRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE RIGHT NOW, AS CHARLIE IS CAPITALIZING OFF OF THE DAMAGE HE DID TO THAT LEG NOT LONG AGO! TERRY NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THIS OR THERE’S NO WAY HE’S WINNING THIS MATCH! I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT THAT’D BE THOUGH, TERRY MIGHT HAVE TO TAP!
James Peters: TERRY IS TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TO THE ROPES BUT THAT HAS TO BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT IN A SUBMISSION LIKE THIS! IF I WERE TERRY, I’D JUST TAP OUT RIGHT HERE! IF TERRY GOES ON LIKE THIS HIS LEG COULD FACE SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE! EVEN SO TERRY ISN’T QUITTING YET, YOU CAN SEE HOW HARD HE’S STRUGGLING, BUT HE STILL JUST WON’T TAP OUT! TERRY WANTS TO BEAT CHARLIE, AND HE WANTS TO ADVANCE IN THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT! EVEN CHARLIE LOOKS SURPRISED AT HOW LONG TERRY IS SURVIVING HERE, WAIT, WHAT’S THIS!?
Rich Russillo: TERRY MANAGES TO TURN HIMSELF ONTO HIS STOMACH, AND NOW LOOK! TERRY MANAGED TO REVERSE THE SUBMISSION ONTO CHARLIE BY DOING THAT, AND THAT’S GONNA FORCE CHARLIE TO RELEASE THE FIGURE FOUR TO AVOID ANY INJURY! BOTH MEN NOW GETTING BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT IT’S CHARLIE WHO’S IN THE CORNER! TERRY NOW CHARGING IN- BUT CHARLIE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! CHARLIE NOW RUNNING TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER AS TERRY TURNS AROUND, AND NOW CHARLIE CHARGES IN! CHARLIE WITH A- OH MY GOD, WOW! TERRY JUST PLANTED CHARLIE WITH A HUGE URANAGE, RIGHT OUT OF THE CORNER!
James Peters: TERRY’S NOT DONE THERE THOUGH! TERRY IS DEADLIFTING CHARLIE UP INTO THAT POWERBOMB POSITION, AND THIS TIME I’M NOT SEEING A FIGHT COMING OUT OF CHARLIE! IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT ACTUALLY CONNECT THIS TIME! YES!! SIT-OUT POWERBOMB BY TERRY CHAMBERS!!! TERRY FINALLY CONNECTS WITH THE SIT-OUT POWERBOMB, AND THERE’S THE COVER NOW! AFTER ALL THAT, I DON’T THINK CHARLIE CAN SURVIVE!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: WHAT!? IT LOOKS LIKE I WAS WRONG, CHARLIE JUST BARELY KICKED OUT!! TERRY IS CLEARLY FRUSTRATED THAT HE COULDN’T FINISH THE MATCH THERE, BUT HONESTLY I’M SURPRISED CHARLIE IS STILL BREATHING! I SUPPOSE THIS IS WHY THIS MAN HAS BEEN EAW CHAMPION FOR SO LONG!
Rich Russillo: AND NOW TERRY IS LOOKING TO SHOW WHY HE WAS INTERWIRE CHAMPION AS HE DEADLIFTS CHARLIE UP ONCE MORE, BUT THIS TIME HE RUNS- WAIT! TERRY HAD CHARLIE IN THE POWERBOMB POSITION AND IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS READY TO CHARGE TOWARDS THE CORNER FOR THE TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB, BUT JORDIE GRABBED TERRY’S LEG! CHARLIE ABLE TO SLIP OUT OF TERRY’S GRASP THANKS TO THAT, AND NOW CHARLIE JUST POKED TERRY IN THE EYES WHILE THE REFEREE IS ARGUING WITH JORDIE! TERRY’S BEEN BLINDED, AND NOW CHARLIE IS CLIMBING THE TURNBUCKLES!
James Peters: DEATH OR GLORY!! THAT DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT CONNECTS, AND NOW CHARLIE GOES FOR THE COVER, AND THE REFEREE FINALLY TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE MATCH! IS THIS IT FOR TERRY!? NOT LIKE THIS!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
James Peters: NO, THAT’S NOT ALL FOR TERRY! TERRY IS STILL IN THIS MATCH MUCH TO CHARLIE MARR’S DISMAY! CHARLIE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS, BUT HE SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED A GREAT FIGHT TO BE PUT UP BY TERRY HERE! CHARLIE MAY HAVE UNDERESTIMATED HIM IN THE BUILD TO THIS MATCH, IS THAT GOING TO COME BACK TO BITE HIM!?
Rich Russillo: Honestly, it just might! So far both of these men have been taking whatever the other has given to them, and honestly I don’t see Terry going down just yet! I have to admit, Terry has been doing amazing so far, and at this rate I think there’s a great chance that we’ll see an upset here! And it’s not often that it’s called an upset when the winner would be a 6’7, nearly 300 pound monster, but that just speaks to how impressive Charlie Marr has been this past year, not to mention the added factor of Jordie Marr.
James Peters: You’re definitely right about that. Back to the match, it looks like Charlie is trying to do some extra damage to Terry as he’s just on top of him delivering these hard hitting punches to the side of his face, and I don’t even know how Terry is supposed to recover at this rate to be honest! Charlie isn’t giving Terry a chance to recover here, he’s going right after him! Charlie lifting Terry up now, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO HOOK THE ARMS! IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO SET UP FOR THE QUEEN IS DEAD-
Rich Russillo: BUT THERE’S A BACK BODY DROP BY TERRY!! TERRY JUST SENT CHARLIE WAY UP IN THE AIR WITH THAT BACK BODY DROP, AND I’LL TELL YOU, THERE’S NOT MANY PEOPLE THAT HAS THE POWER THAT THIS MAN DOES! IF THERE’S ONE THING TERRY HAS OVER CHARLIE, IT’S THE FACT THAT CHARLIE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO OVERPOWER TERRY, AND WHAT WE JUST SAW IS WHY! TERRY PICKING CHARLIE UP NOW, AND HE MAKES HIS WAY TOWARDS THE CORNER, THIS TIME WITHOUT JORDIE TO MAKE THE SAVE! BUCKLE BOMB BY TERRY CHAMBERS!!
James Peters: Just how impressive was that!? Charlie is just laid out right now after that buckle bomb, and now Terry is going for the cover! If you ask me, I think this match is over!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: WAIT, THE REFEREE NOTICES CHARLIE’S FOOT ON THE ROPES! THE MATCH IS STILL ON, BUT WHAT HE DIDN’T SEE IS THAT IT’S JORDIE THAT PUT CHARLIE’S FOOT THERE! JORDIE JUST SAVED CHARLIE FROM WHAT MORE THAN LIKELY WOULD’VE BEEN A LOSS, AND NOW SHE’S JUST LAUGHING AS TERRY SLOWLY BEGINS TO REALIZE WHAT JUST HAPPENED, AND RIGHT NOW TERRY DOESN’T LOOK TOO HAPPY!
Rich Russillo: TERRY NOW ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW FAST THAT SMILE ON JORDIE’S FACE HAS FADED AS TERRY IS SLOWLY APPROACHING HER! JORDIE IS SLOWLY BACKING AWAY FROM TERRY, NEARLY FROZEN IN FEAR- AND NOW SHE’S MAKING A BREAK FOR IT! IT LOOKS LIKE JORDIE ATTEMPTED TO JUMP OVER THE BARRICADE BUT TERRY MANAGED TO GRAB HER JUST IN TIME, AND THERE’S A GERMAN SUPLEX!! JORDIE WAS JUST SENT FLYING, AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE RAGE IN TERRY’S EYES, SOMETHING TELLS ME HE’S NOT DONE WITH HER JUST YET!
James Peters: TERRY PICKING JORDIE UP NOW, AND OH MY GOD! TERRY JUST THREW JORDIE RIGHT OVER OUR ANNOUNCEMENT TABLE! THANK GOD THAT TABLE DIDN’T BREAK, BUT I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT JORDIE’S GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW! EVEN SO, IT’S HARD TO SAY SHE DIDN’T HAVE THIS COMING, AS TERRY PICKS HER UP AND LAUNCHES HER WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! RIGHT NOW YOU CAN SEE THAT TERRY’S HAD ENOUGH, THIS MAN HAD THE MATCH WON, BUT JUST LIKE SHE’S DONE SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST, JORDIE WENT AND GOT HERSELF INVOLVED, AND NOW TERRY IS LOOKING TO MAKE HER PAY FOR IT AS HE LIFTS HER UP, AND I THINK HE’S LOOKING FOR THE T-5-
Rich Russillo: CHARING CROSS!!! THE CHARING CROSS CONNECTS BEFORE TERRY COULD HIT JORDIE WITH THE T-5!! THAT CAUSED THE COUNT TO RESTART FOR TERRY, BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO MATTER AS THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE IS OUT! EARLIER I CALLED THIS MAN A MONSTER, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLIE IS AIMING TO BE THE MONSTER SLAYER AS HE’S DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO ROLL CHAMBERS BACK INTO THE RING, AND NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE COVER! TERRY TRIED TO MAKE JORDIE A NON-FACTOR IN THE REST OF THE MATCH, BUT I THINK THAT MAY HAVE JUST COST HIM!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: WHAT!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME, THERE’S NO WAY!! TERRY, TERRY JUST MANAGED TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!!! HOW ON EARTH DID TERRY SURVIVE AFTER THE CHARING CROSS MANAGED TO CONNECT!? CHARLIE IS ABSOLUTELY IN SHOCK AND RIGHTFULLY SO, THIS MATCH SURELY SHOULD’VE BEEN OVER BY NOW! IT LOOKED LIKE TERRY COST HIMSELF THE MATCH BY FOCUSING ON JORDIE, BUT INSTEAD TERRY IS STILL IN THIS WHILE CHARLIE DOESN’T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT HE HAS TO DO IN ORDER TO FINISH THIS! WAIT, WAIT, OH NO! TRANQUILITY!
Rich Russillo: CHARLIE GRABBED TERRY AND LOCKED IN THAT REAR NAKED CHOKE ONCE AGAIN! TERRY IS ALREADY ON THE GROUND AFTER WHAT JUST HAPPENED, AT THIS RATE TERRY MIGHT END UP PASSING OUT! THERE’S NO WAY TERRY SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP FIGHTING, THERE’S JUST NO WAY! TERRY IS FLAILING HIS ARMS AROUND IN HOPES OF ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE FIGHT IN TERRY DECREASING BY THE SECOND! TERRY’S ARMS ARE SLOWLY FLAILING AROUND LESS AND LESS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HIS EYES ARE BEGINNING TO CLOSE! THE REFEREE RAISING HIS ARM NOW!
James Peters: IT DROPS! TERRY’S ARM DROPS, BUT THE REFEREE HAS TWO MORE TIMES! THE REFEREE RAISING HIS ARM ONCE MORE, BUT IT DROPS AGAIN!! THE REF RAISING TERRY’S ARM ONE LAST TIME, AND IF IT DROPS THIS MATCH IS OVER!! THE REF LETTING GO OF TERRY’S ARM!!..
Rich Russillo: AND TERRY JUST CLENCHED HIS FISTS BEFORE USING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD TO HEADBUTT CHARLIE!
James Peters: TERRY SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET, THE FACT THAT THIS MAN IS STILL FIGHTING IS INCREDIBLE! TERRY WITH A SNAPMARE TO CHARLIE, AND FINALLY TERRY IS FREE- WAIT! WAIT! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS!!! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS!!!
Rich Russillo: JUST AS TERRY HIT THAT SNAPMARE HE DROPPED DOWN AND LOCKED IN A REAR NAKED CHOKE OF HIS OWN! THE LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS IS A DEVASTATING SUBMISSION THAT’S GOTTEN THE JOB DONE ON MANY OCCASIONS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE OCCASIONS AS NOW IT’S CHARLIE THAT HAS NOWHERE TO GO! ARE WE GOING TO SEE TERRY DEFEAT CHARLIE VIA SUBMISSION!? WHAT A WAY THAT’D BE TO WIN AFTER SEEING CHARLIE ELIMINATE TERRY THE WAY HE DID AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION! A SUBMISSION WIN FOR TERRY HERE WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY POETIC!
James Peters: CHARLIE IS IN JUST AS MUCH, IF NOT EVEN MORE TROUBLE THAN TERRY WAS JUST MINUTES AGO! IF CHARLIE CAN’T FIND A WAY TO ESCAPE THIS SUBMISSION, IT’S GONNA BE LIGHTS OUT FOR HIM! CHARLIE IS ALREADY STARTING TO FADE, AND TERRY HAS THAT REAR NAKED CHOKE LOCKED IN PROBABLY TIGHTER THAN EVER BEFORE! CHARLIE NEEDS TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS, WAIT, LOOK! CHARLIE ELBOWING THE SIDE OF TERRY! I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE HE’S REALLY DOING WITH THESE ELBOWS, BUT YOU CAN SEE HE’S TRYING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO STAY IN THIS MATCH!
Rich Russillo: CHARLIE NOW WITH HEADBUTTS SIMILAR TO TERRY’S, AND WHILE IT’S TAKING MUCH LONGER THAN IT DID FOR CHARLIE, IT LOOKS LIKE TERRY IS LOSING HIS GRIP ON CHARLIE! CHARLIE NOW, BREAKING FREE OF TERRY’S ARM, AND THERE’S A NASTY ELBOW, RIGHT TO THE NOSE! CHARLIE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THE SUBMISSION, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE THAT’S BEEN DONE AS CHARLIE IS FORCED TO CRAWL RIGHT TO THE APRON! THIS MATCH HAS CLEARLY TAKEN A TOLL ON BOTH COMPETITORS, AT THIS POINT I DON’T THINK I HAVE ANY IDEA WHO WILL WIN!
James Peters: Terry managed to get back to his feet quickly, and now he’s approaching Charlie- JUST TO RECEIVE A SHOULDER TO THE MIDSECTION! Charlie now bringing Terry towards the turnbuckles- BUT TERRY HITS AN ELBOW! TERRY NOW, SLOWLY CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE WITH CHARLIE IN HIS POSSESSION- BUT CHARLIE SWEEPS TERRY’S LEGS! CHARLIE JUST SWEEPED THE LEGS OF TERRY AND NOW TERRY IS STUCK UP TOP!
(Terry is laying on his stomach on both the top turnbuckle, and the two ropes adjacent from it. In a moment full of suspense Charlie slowly begins grabbing Terry in a front face lock and pulling him above the apron.)
Rich Russillo: Oh no, what’s he doing? Charlie pulling Terry over the apron… OH NO!! NO FACE, NO CASE!! USUALLY IT’S AN APRON HUNG DDT THAT CHARLIE DOES, BUT THIS TIME CHARLIE TOOK IT A STEP FURTHER BY DDTING TERRY ONTO THE APRON OFF THE TOP ROPE! THAT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE! CHARLIE NOW POWERING TERRY BACK INTO THE RING, AND HE’S IMMEDIATELY JUMPING ONTO TERRY FOR THE COVER! I THINK THIS JUST MAY BE IT, I THINK CHARLIE MARR IS ADVANCING!!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!-
Rich Russillo: NO, TERRY MANAGED TO GET THE ROPES THIS TIME!! CHARLIE IS POUNDING HIS FISTS ONTO THE MAT, THIS MATCH SOMEHOW ISN’T DONE JUST YET! TERRY IS TAKING EVERYTHING CHARLIE HAS TO GIVE, SOMEHOW ONE OF THESE MEN NEED TO FINISH THIS MATCH, BUT HOW!? HOW CAN CHARLIE MARR BEAT TERRY CHAMBERS, AND HOW CAN TERRY BEAT CHARLIE!?
James Peters: Charlie is backed into the corner once again, and I think he’s looking to set up for it one more time! Terry at this point is moving like a Zombie as he’s slowly using the ropes to pull himself to his feet. I think this is it, I think this match is over. Charlie charging in for what may be the final time in this match, CHARING CRO- TERRY HAS CHARLIE UP! TERRY HAS CHARLIE UP!! TERRY JUST PICKED CHARLIE UP OUT OF NOWHERE!! T-5!!!
Rich Russillo: WAIT, NO WAY!! THE REF IS OUT!!! CHARLIE LANDED ON HIS FEET AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE ELBOWED THE REFEREE IN THE FACE AS HE LANDED! TERRY CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED! TERRY CHARGING AT CHARLIE, BUT CHARLIE DUCKS THAT LARIAT ATTEMPT JUST LIKE EARLIER- NO!! CHAIRSHOT TO THE HEAD BY JORDIE!!! JORDIE WAS DOWN FOR A GOOD MAJORITY OF THIS MATCH, BUT SOMEHOW SHE’S MADE IT BACK HERE AND SHE JUST STRUCK THAT CHAIR RIGHT INTO TERRY’S SKULL!!
James Peters: CHARLIE WITH A LOW BLOW!!! CHARLIE JUST KICKED TERRY WHERE IT HURTS MOST, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE REFEREE IS SLOWLY MAKING HIS WAY BACK INTO THIS! CHARLIE NOW HOOKING TERRY’S ARMS, AND HE WAS UNSUCCESSFUL BEFORE BUT I DON’T THINK TERRY IS COUNTERING ANYTHING THIS TIME!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD CONNECTS AND IT LOOKS LIKE TERRY IS AS GOOD AS DEAD AS HE’S MOTIONLESS IN THE RING RIGHT NOW! CHARLIE GOING FOR THE COVER AS THE REFEREE IS BACK UP, DON’T TELL ME CHARLIE IS GONNA STEAL THE WIN LIKE THIS!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner, advancing to round two of the King of Elite tournament… CHAAARRRRRLLLIIEEEE MMMAAAARRRRR!!!!!
James Peters: Are you serious? Charlie stole that win! The ref was temporarily taken out and immediately Jordie came in to help Charlie! Not to mention that low blow! And to be honest, even that elbow to the referee didn’t look very accidental if you ask me! Terry was screwed over, there’s no way this match should’ve ended like that!
Rich Russillo: Terry was taking everything Charlie had but it looks like it wasn’t enough as Charlie managed to outsmart the Barbaric Carnivore! I’ll admit that wasn’t fair to Terry at all, but seeing how he dealt with everything else in this match, there’s no reason why he should complain that he couldn’t survive that.
James Peters: None of this was fair. This match was essentially a two on one handicap, and the numbers game was just too much for Terry. This isn’t right, it isn’t right at all.
Rich Russillo: New year, new decade, same ole Charlie Marr.
(‘Letter to the Game’ hits and the crowd begins booing super heavily as Charlie slowly gets to his feet and has his hand raised. Jordie quickly runs into the ring by Charlie’s side, and the two have seemingly evil grins on their faces after how the match ended. Terry Chambers at this time has rolled out of the ring, and still isn’t awake yet after that match ending.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)