(A recap of last week’s Voltage plays including MarKade winning the Unified Tag Team Championships off of Drillmatic, Jackson Blayde defeating Xander Payne, Lethal Consequences having a brief confrontation with VIP before defeating him in a matc later on in the night, Devan Dubian making his declaration of world championship aspirations, and Prince of Phenomenal getting into a scuffle with Matt Daniels in the middle of a match with Rex McAllister & Noah Reigner)
(Voltage’s new intro with it’s new theme “33rd Blakk Glass” by ZillaKami & SosMula plays before Voltage comes on air)
(Before we can get a shot of the crowd or introduction from commentary, suddenly ‘I Am A God’ by Kanye West blasts through the PA System to the surprise of the sold out New Zealand crowd who reacts with a huge mixture of boos and cheers, Mr. DEDEDE comes out in his “Gawdzilla” shirt over a hair of jeans as he makes his way up the ramp with a mic in hand)
Kawajai: It looks like we’ve been graced with the presence of our chairman Mr. DEDEDE!
Nick Angel: That’s right Kawa, Mr. DEDEDE has been making it quite the habit to appear here on Voltage and I can’t say that this isn’t a pleasant sight to see. The man has been rejuvenated since returning, from willing his team to victory over the other brands at Territorial Invasion, to completely and utterly destroying Johnny Ventura last week on Dynasty, it’s like sometimes you forget this is the same man who sits in an office in his free time and keeps the ship sailing.
Kawajai: I know what you mean, a lot of people hate Mr. DEDEDE and his ideals and his willingness to do whatever it takes to win, but one thing you can’t knock is his genius. The man reinvents himself time and time again and that is why he’s still relevant all these years into the game, with that being said… I have a feeling tonight’s appearance is less about Mr. DEDEDE the competitor and more about Mr. DEDEDE the chairman, lets see!
(Mr. DEDEDE stands in the middle of the ring as the music has come to a halt, he soaks in the energy from the loud rawkus crowd before beginning to speak)
Mr. DEDEDE: It has been brought to my attention that the commissioner of this brand, Matt Daniels, has laid out some sort of challenge to every other brand in EAW in order to promote the November 17th Voltage event, Wicked Games. After sitting back and evaluating everything and all of the possibilities, it dawned on me that this may just be what EAW needs. Leaders who take the initiative to stand out from the bunch and show that their brand isn’t afraid of any challenge despite the setbacks that plague them. Something the GM over at Dynasty can learn a thing or two from instead of needing me to carry his brand on my back, but I digress. Obviously Matt Daniels is no Theron or Jack Ripley, but when he makes declarations like this I can kinda sorta see why the old me would have entertained the idea of teaming with him back in MC Squared. I can appreciate an ambitious and competitive leader, but at the same time I say… be careful what you wish for.
(DEDEDE’s expression changes to a much more serious one)
Mr. DEDEDE: Because when I sick the wolves at this brand and come down with the hand of Gawd don’t say I didn’t warn you and don’t say you didn’t ask for this. I’m going to put Voltage in the best position possible to succeed, I am going to put Voltage’s best against the rest of EAW’s best and I am going to make sure that I help Matt deliver the greatest show possible. With that being said, all of this hype and pressure around Voltage comes with great expectations for the members of this roster to come through and perform at a high level…. and win. I have no dog in this fight, more money in my pocket either way. That was the beauty of Territorial Invasion, even if the 1% would have lost we still would have won simply off of the fact that I own this place and it was gonna be another bag for me either way you sliced it!
(DEDEDE lets off a light chuckle)
Mr. DEDEDE: I look at this roster, and I see a solid midcard division, a solid mix of modern day main eventers and a solid mix of veterans and hall of fame talent, and what do they all have in common? They all want gold, they all come out here week after week and bitch about not being given opportunities instead of TAKING them. You have 8 year veteran Prince of Phenomenal coming off like an entitled prick, getting into shoving matches with management because they didn’t honor the decision made by an incompetent dunce who LOST his job. You got Devan Dubian coming out here making “declarations” and not doing shit to act on it. Are you sure you guys came into this business back in 2010-11? Because from what I recall people in those days made things happen, they didn’t stand there and wait for them to. I mean it’s not like Rex isn’t looking for the first challenger to his championship or anything.
Mr. DEDEDE: But guys want championship opportunities so they’ll have them, a whole bunch of them. You Voltage guys want the whole cake, pause, so come and get it. You want a whole “Voltage versus the world” themed show and title shots for everybody demanding them? Well you know what they say, the early bird gets the worm first. Voltage wants all the smoke so I’m going to have 11/17 looking like 4/20 and it’s up to their roster to either back up that entitlement and rise to the occasion or have a repeat of Territorial Invasion and fall flat on your face subjecting yourselves to further public embarrassment. The ball is in your court fellas, it’s game time.
(Mr. DEDEDE drops the mic as “I Am A God” picks back up and he makes his way to the back.)
Kawajai: Well our chairman minced no words, he was straight to the point and it looks like the plan of our commissioner Matt Daniels to make Wicked Games the biggest show possible in order to restore glory to this brand is off to a good start!
Nick Angel: I don’t know about you but I personally can’t wait to see what other guys come over to Voltage for this show from other brands, I’m definitely excited!
Kawajai: You and me both partner, you and me both.
(EAW Supercard Advertisement)
(Voltage comes back on air as “Eyes on Fire” by Zed’s Dead plays as Osamu Arcichida makes his way to the ring, to a sea of cheers by the fans. Osamu is focused, but greets some fans on his way to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL… Making his way to the ring… From Osaka, Japan.. Weighing in at 234 pounds.. OSAMUUU!!!! ARCICHIDAAAA!!!!!!
Kawajai: “Osaka’s Greatest”, Osamu Arcichida. In just a short amount of time he has been able to find himself in the National Elite Championship hunt. Truly an impressive feat. This man has some impressive wins under his belt, and he is looking to add Jackson Blayde onto his list of wins.
( “I Came to Play” by Downstait plays as Jackson Blayde makes his way to the ring, with an egotistical grin on his face. He stops at the top of the ramp making a pointing gesture towards the curtain as suddenly, the returning Cherise walks through the curtain and joins his side. They don’t look intimidated by Osamu whatsoever as they confidently strut down the ramp.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. From, Memphis, Tennessee… Weighing in at 224 pounds… JACKSONNNNNN….. BLAAAAYYYDEEE!!!!!
Nick Angel: Looks like Jackson has found himself some new eyecandy! The “Unhinged”, Jackson Blayde. Osamu Arcichida is known as Osaka’s Greatest, but we’ll just have to see what that means against this man. With Cherise by his side, this matchup may have just gotten that much more difficult for Osamu!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Kawajai: The bell rings, and so the match begins. Both men, circling the ring though, and Jackson Blayde, with a grin on his face. Although if I were him, I would lose that smile, because now we get right into the action with a collar and elbow tie up. Blayde though, is able to push Osamu off of him, and attempts a clothesline, but Osamu dodges it. They once again go into a collar and elbow tie up, but this time, Blayde pushes him towards the corner. Osamu though, goes behind Blayde, and pushes him into it, followed by multiple chops to the chest of Blayde! Osamu irish whips Blayde into the opposite corner, but Blayde rebounds off of it, and drops Osamu with a clothesline! Blayde now, has Osamu in a headlock on the ground, trying to wear him down early. Osamu now, elbowing the midsection of Blayde, causing Blayde to let him free. Both men get back to their feet, but out of nowhere! A superkick by Osamu, followed by a DDT! Blayde, crawling towards the corner, as Osamu goes towards the opposite one. Blayde is shocked from that huge maneuver, but can’t let that get to him as Osamu is charging at him, but Jackson rolls out before Osamu can catch him with a seated knee, and now Jackson rolls up Osamu!
Kawajai: A kick out by Osamu, but Blayde, just slaps Osamu right in the face!
Nick Angel: That’s just disrespectful, but Blayde clearly doesn’t care, as he still just has that grin on his face. Blayde, is now picking Osamu up by the midsection, but once again Osamu elbows him, getting himself free. Now Osamu, runs the ropes, and ducks a clothesline from Blayde. He rebounds off the other set of ropes, but gets caught with a swinging neckbreaker by Blayde! Jackson Blayde, has just been on top of Osamu this whole match. Blayde now, picks him up, and hits a kick to the midsection. He goes for a second, but Osamu catches his right leg. Dragon screw! Osamu now, with a DDT to the same right leg of Blayde! These moves, targeting the legs, is what helped Osamu to get these wins in the past. Osamu isn’t done there though, as he is still holding on to the leg, and hits a rolling leg snap! Jackson is not smiling anymore, as he is feeling the pain! Osamu, tried to do another move to the leg, but Blayde, rolls out of the ring. I would say wisely, but the hurt leg of Blayde, caused him to tumble a bit while rolling out, giving Osamu time to take action, as he runs through the ropes, nailing Blayde with a suicide dive!
Referee: One!… Two!… Three!
Kawajai: Osamu throws Blayde back into the ring, but on his way onto the apron, Blayde pushes Osamu right off, and into the barricade! Blayde rolls out of the ring once again, restarting the count! He grabs Osamu, and throws him right back into the Barricade! He now rolls him back into the ring, and follows. Blayde, throws Osamu into the corner and follows up with a huge Stinger Splash! He tries to follow it up with a Suplex, but Osamu, with punches to the gut of Blayde, and now a drop toe hold. Osamu, puts him in position, OSAMU LOCK!!!!!!! RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! BUT BLAYDE ISN’T TAPPING!! AND OSAMU, letting go of the hold! Blayde, somehow, has been resilient to that kneebar from Osamu! But the damage is done. Osamu now, picks up Blayde, but Blayde, pushes Osamu into the referee! The ref is down! And a low blow by Jackson Blayde! This is the opening Blayde needed, but a cheap way of getting it! Blayde now, picking Osamu up, but drops him once again with a DDT. Blayde, going out onto the apron, and waits for Osamu to get to his feet. He eventually does, but Blayde hits the Air Raid on Osamu! Blayde stays there for the cover, as the referee eventually gets up to count!
Nick Angel: OSAMU KICKS OUT!!! BLAYDE IS SHOCKED!! Blayde, rolling onto the apron, and just sits there in shock! Blayde, getting back to his feet to get in the ring, but Osamu with a huge jumping cutter! Leaving Blayde’s legs still hanging on the ropes! Both men though, are down, after this grueling match so far! Osamu, tries to pull Jackson off of the ropes, but Jackson, rolls out of the ring, but falls onto the floor. Osamu though, is using the turnbuckles, to attempt to get to his feet. Blayde, doing the same, but using the barricade. Meanwhile, the referee is at a 5 count.
Referee: Five!…. Six!…. Seven!
Nick Angel: Blayde, finally getting to his feet by the ninth count, and races right back into the ring before ten! Blayde is back in the ring, but is immediately floored by Osamu! Taking Flight! Osamu now gets his hand over Blayde for the cover!
Kawajai: Jackson Blayde gets his shoulder up! Osamu though, gets to his feet, and he has something in mind! Blayde gets to his feet, and Osamu charges at him, but Blayde catches him with a Back Body Drop! Blayde though, drops to his knees, having to crawl back into the corner, to bring himself to his feet. Blayde charges right towards the ropes as Osamu gets back up, and Blayde hits a beautiful Crown Breaker Kick! Causing both men to collapse! Blayde, rolls out onto the apron, and is using the ropes to get back up. But, he is, climbing to the top rope! Jackson Blayde, climbing the ropes slowly, but Osamu with a huge forearm to Blayde, leaving him perched on the top rope! Osamu, wait, HE IS SETTING UP FOR IT, MUSCLE BUSTER!!!!!! OSAMU CAN’T EVEN GET UP, HAVING TO PUT ONLY HIS ARM OVER BLAYDE!!! THE
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Eyes on Fire” by Zed’s Dead plays as Osamu Arcichida attempts to get to his feet, leaning on the ropes.)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. OSAMMUUUUU… ARCICHIDAAAAA!!!!!!
Nick Angel: It was a hard fought match for both of these men, but in the end, it was Osamu who was able to get the win. Where Blayde goes from here, we’ll just have to see.
(Osamu finally makes it up to his feet as he has his arm raised in victory. He then rolls out of the ring as Cherise enters the ring to check on Blayde and is seen yelling at Osamu from the ring.)
Kawajai: Not the most ideal start for the new pair but something tells me that they are just getting started here on Voltage.
(Camera fades to a previously recorded special produced by VIP called “Rate the Bars”, VIP is seen in a throwback Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors jersey with some Gucci shades on as he sits in a chair in front of a yellow background)
(The “Rate the Bars” logo flashes across the screen as VIP begins to talk)
VIP: Ayo wassup it’s ya boy Vincent I Motherfuckin Pride and I’m here with the first episode of rate the bars! This is a very special episode and not because it’s the first, but because I’m dedicating the WHOLE episode to rating the lyrics of upcoming hip hop music label, Adobe House, specifically one of their marquee artists in Collar John. *Cough*trash*cough*. Excuse me, I had to clear my throat, pause. Anyways, I’m well versed in hip hop as you can see. I got the homie Drizzy on my line on the regular. I was just partying with The Weeknd LAST weekend and boy was we off the shits! I even help the little bro Tory Lanez out when he needs some advice, like that time I suggested a hair doctor for him to fix his hairline at. But that’s besides the point, the point is… I know bars when I see bars so without further ado..
(VIP is handed a stack of cards as he begins to read off of one of them)
“Psycho-acoustics, booming off the ceiling cells
Polluted, but I hear it well
30K range limit
Off the brain I came with it
Pick up the vibe, crack the crane, hear the bells
Million heathens in the streets
Slinging MP3s to folks who cope seeing belief”
VIP: :skip: Ima need to read that over again cuz I have no idea what the fuck any of this is supposed to even mean. It’s like he’s just saying random words that rhyme. “Off the brain I came with it”. Well maybe u need to start writing more homie. Ima give this a 1.5. Who even said this?
Producer: This is from “Noise Pollution” by Collar John
VIP: I couldn’t think of a more fitting name. Aye Collar John don’t quit ya day job bozo.
(VIP tosses the card as he begins to read the next one)
“Virtual image, thirst for fulfillment
Tryna nurse a civil liberty enrich a dependent
A rich independent as cold as a December you remember was hot
Decade worth of 12-25s that be bumping the block
Self evident, evidence of a righteous debacle
How you stop a disciple that deciphered this code so much”
VIP: Remember when LC was hot? Back in like 2009 a decade ago. But yeah, trash! What the fuck kinda lyrical miracle bullshit is this? Is this a rap verse or a Xander Payne promo?
(VIP tosses the card and reads off of another one)
“Well all my exes hate me
All their boyfriends
Pull the trigger no safety
Cut you off like nothing”
VIP: Hold up pause pause pause AYO! All their boyfriends love me? Fuck kinda factory they running over at Adobe House? Ima have to give this a 0, VIP don’t rock with that sus shit, I like bitches homie idk about you. What is this from?
Producer: The song is “Bubble Gum” by Adobe House, the artist in question is Doni.
VIP: Yeah some shit like that would be called Bubble Gum.
(VIP tosses the card and reads off of another one)
“Want me to be satisfied
You’re gonna have to murder me
Harder to beat than all the other times you tried to learn a scene
First to see the kind of rhymes plural outta deserted
Sugar coated verses
Source coded, final verdict”
(VIP looks dumbfounded and pauses before beginning to speak again)
VIP: ……Issa no from me dawg. 0.2.
(VIP tosses the card and reads off of another one)
“Only man to figure to feed his innards with the gamma rays
Forcibly pulling you into orbit
Closer and close fools gold golden coast hit the gates holding ghosts back from the broken cold and culted
Standing on the shoulders of those who fell before him
Soles paint raked with the four days orange face
A tank and a mask put the fumes to his craft snort the fire
Fan the flames until the whole block scorch a new attire”
(VIP takes out his phone and pretends to make a call)
Producer: Wait what are yo-
VIP: Hello?…. Hello? Can I speak to “Chief”? ………..Yeah, that wasn’t it breh.
(VIP put his phone back down)
VIP: Fam if I read one more trash lyric ima have to binge Scorpion for the rest of the week to cleanse my ears. Ima give this one more shot..
(VIP reads off of another card)
VIP: ………I’m not even gonna repeat this shit. I’m outta here. ADOBE HOUSE TRASH. LC TRASH FOR ENDORSING THIS! DRAKE BETTER. FUCK YOU BUM ASS UNDERGROUND WANNABE ODD FUTURE CACS, TYLER THE CREATOR? NAH MORE LIKE TYLER THE CAC. YOU GAY LIKE HIM TOO! OVO WOULD SHIT ON YALL! I’M OUT :pacspit:.
(VIP storms off of the set as the segment suddenly cuts and transitions elsewhere)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first…
(“Shook Ones” by Mobb Deep blasts through the arena as the crowd gets on their feet in anticipation. Scott Diamond makes his way out to the ring, eyes dead center on the ring and nothing else. As he gets in the ring, he looks toward the entrance ramp intensely.)
Bella Braxton: He’s from Long Island, New York, weighing in at two hundred and eighty pounds, THE PERFECT STORM…. SCOTT DIAMOND!
Kawajai: Last week, Nick, Scott Diamond showed up on Showdown and – from what we can gather – essentially challenged Diamond Cage for the EAW Championship.
Nick Angel: Well now he’s here on Voltage and he’s facing Devan Dubian who last week called out a litany of EAW elitists as his next challenge. It looks like Scott is here to answer that challenge.
(“The Sky Is a Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters plays and the crowd stands to their feet and cheers. Devan Dubian makes his way out to the stage with a smile on his face, nodding along to the music.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Leicester, England, weighing in at two hundred and thirty pounds, DEVANNN DUBIANNN!
Kawajai: Last week Devan Dubian said his eyes laid on Rex McAllister and his World Championship. A win tonight would surely be a huge testament to Dub’s contender status.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: HERE. WE. GO. We watch now as Dubian and Diamond circle the ring, looking for an opening. Dubian attacks with a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Dubian transitions into a hammerlock, twisting Diamond’s arm behind his back… DIAMOND BACKS UP! Diamond backs Dubian into the corner, using his weight to smash against Dubian. He smashes him again and Dubian lets go of the arm and moves forward away from Dubian. Wait, Diamond turns around … DUBIAN CHARGES … Diamond catches him with a knee!
Kawajai: Another huge knee to the gut of Dubian from Diamond sends him to the mat. Diamond is now solidly in control of this match, bringing Dubian back to his feet. Diamond grabs the arm of Dubian… a strong whip into the corner! DIAMOND CHARGES… A HUGE SHOULDER TO THE STOMACH OF DUB!!
Nick Angel: Dubian is on the match, clearly the wind is knocked out of him, as Diamond taunts this crowd with a smile. Diamond DEADLIFTS Dubian from the mat… fallaway slam! That slam sent Dubian flying and the momentum from the impact there sent him straight to the floor outside of the ring. We’ve got to see that again. It looks like Diamond is going to follow Dubian to the outside now. Diamond grabs Dub by his neck, rolling him back into the ring. But Diamond isn’t done, staying on the outside, pulling Dubian’s head out of the ring. Dubian’s head is hanging out of the ring! What’s Scott Diamond doing! DIAMOND CHARGES… A HUGE BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF DUBIAN! Scott Diamond methodically rolls back into the ring; he’s sure his dirty work is done. He takes the pin!
Kawajai: NOPE! Dub put the roster on notice last week, he sure isn’t going down that easy this week. Diamond realizes that now, though, and is going right back to work. Diamond is on his feet raining down stomps to the ribs of Dubian which he’s already been targeting all night. Dubian is on his knees now, at the feet of Diamond who is looking toward the crowd- A HUGE UPPERCUT FROM DUBIAN TO DIAMOND! ANOTHER HUGE UPPERCUT! ANOTHER UPPERCUT… DIAMOND WOBBLES, BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES… THESZ PRESS! Dubian is punching the hell out of Diamond.
Nick Angel: Dubian is holding his ribs now, though, those attacks from Diamond definitely left some hurt on Dub. Dubian is back on his feet, though, looking to deliver more punishment to Diamond. Dubian is motioning for Diamond to get back to his feet, yelling at him to get the hell back up. Diamond climbs back to his feet… DUB GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! DIAMOND CATCHES HIM… SPINEBUSTER!
Kawajai: NO! DUB IS STILL IN THIS. Scott Diamond is frustrated, but Devan Dubian is still in this match. Diamond is having words with the referee in there, saying that it was a three count. The referee is letting him know it was only two. Diamond pushing… WAIT! CRADLE ROLLUP BY DEVAN DUBIAN!
Kawajai: SCOTT DIAMOND KICKS OUT! Both men jump to their feet… Diamond goes for a clothesline, but Dub ducks! Diamond turns back around… SNAP DDT! SNAP DDT TO DIAMOND AND BOTH MEN ARE NOW BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!
Nick Angel: What an exchange between these two. Dubian is holding those ribs, though, they’re clearly hurting him – that was a huge spine-buster from Diamond. Dubian is working his way back to his feet and Scott Diamond is sat-up in the corner. Dub charges over to Diamond, still holding his ribs, and he starts stomping him! Kick after kick here from Dub as the ref starts the count!
ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI-
Kawajai: Dubian puts his hands up and stops just as the referee almost reached the five count… WAIT! DUBIAN GOES RIGHT BACK IN AND STARTS STOMPING DIAMOND! The referee pulls him back, however, and gives him a stern warning. Both men are certainly testing the authority of this match here tonight and he’s having none of it. Dubian picks up Scott Diamond from the mat. Dubian pics Diamond up in a fireman’s carry position – what’s he going to do here?
Nick Angel: No, not so fast, Scott Diamond escapes with an elbow to the side of Dub’s head – DIAMOND GRABS DUBIAN INTO A FULLNELSON … FULLNELSON SLAM! Dubian is crawling away now… but Scott Diamond is following him. DIAMOND LIFTS DUBIAN UP WITH ONE ARM – COULD THIS BE!!!
Kawajai: NO… WAIT… Dubian uses his momentum to arm drag Diamond Scott! But Scott is right back on his feet and charges Dubian… BLEEDING EDGEEEEE! DUBIAN CLIMBS ON TOP OF DIAMOND!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… DEVAN DUBIAN!!!!
Kawajai: What a victory for Devan Dubian – and out of nowhere! Scott Diamond still doesn’t know what hit him that Bleeding Edge came so quick, Nick!
Nick Angel: Yeah, you’re right, Kawa. That was – what’s … HOLY HELL, IS THAT DIAMOND CAGE?!
Kawajai: OH, MY GOD! DIAMOND CAGE IS HERE! THE EAW CHAMPION IS ON VOLTAGE! Diamond Cage just climbed over the turnbuckle and now he’s sliding in the ring – Scott Diamond is still on the ground. Cage picks Diamond up and points in his face, he’s saying something to him and it sounds vulgar! Cage just throws Diamond out here next to us at ringside and follows him to the outside. What’s Cage – Cage grabbing the chair Bella Braxton was sitting on… and LICKS IT?! Diamond turns around … CAGE WITH A HUGE CHAIRSHOT TO THE HEAD OF SCOTT DIAMOND!
Nick Angel: Scott Diamond is laid out across our announce table now… CAGE DRIVES THAT CHAIR RIGHT INTO THE STOMACH OF SCOTT DIAMOND! What’s he doing?! Cage is setting that chair up on the outside and he’s pulling Scott Diamond off the announce table. Grab your damn iPad, Nick! What’s Diamond Cage doing?! He has Scott Diamond in between his legs right in front of that chair…
Kawajai: END OF STORY!!! Cage just drove Scott Diamond’s head through that chair with a piledriver. Cage is looking at the camera now with a smile and a wink before leaving the same way he came in. What carnage he’s just left behind and what a message he sent to Scott Diamond! Folks, we’ll be right back!
(Voltage returns as Sofia Clarke is shown on standby backstage with a mic in hand)
Sofia Clarke: Please welcome my guest at this time, Mr. Cash in the Vault… Noah Reigner!
(Noah Reigner steps into the frame to loud mixed reaction as he is accompanied by Cameron Church and Evelyn Ridley)
Sofia Clarke: So tonight you aren’t booked in any action but as we all know, any given week you can insert yourself into a match as long as a world champion is in it. We would all like to know what are your plans going forward?
Noah: I don’t know I’m a pretty unpredictable guy, I just take things a day at a time. Everybody wants to know when I’m going to cash in my contract but the fact of the matter is that I don’t even know. Besides, why would I spoil a surprise? I do have a bone to pick with Rex though, you see.. I’m very protective over my win loss record. Whether I got pinned or not doesn’t matter, it still goes down as a loss in my record. As somebody who went on an undefeated streak earlier in the year, it eats at me.. because I know I’m capable of beating ANYONE in this company.
Sofia Clarke: Sounds like a perfect reason to cash in and get your rematch with even higher stakes if you ask me.
Noah: I didn’t ask you though. When the timing is right I’ll get my rematch against Rex and when the timing is right I’ll cash in my championship, and you can expect those to be two separate occasions. On another note, I certainly don’t plan on just lingering around until I decide to cash in. World title or no world title, I’m easily Voltage’s hottest commodity and the top performer on this brand. With that being said I need to get my hands dirty and what a better opportunity to do so than at Wicked Games. Word on the streets is this is an event open to everybody in the company if they want to step up.
Sofia Clarke: Do you have anybody in mind?
Noah: Nobody in particular but you know how the slogan goes, line em up…. shoot em down. Essentially, that’s an open challenge to anybody in the company to come try their luck against the Assault Rifle, but I understand that I may be asking for too much. I can’t really blame the guys in the back for not being man enough to step up. I haven’t even been here for a year and I’m already one of the most prominent and marquee names in the whole company. But nonetheless I know it eats at you guys, I see the expressions on your face seeing me walk down the hallway with this briefcase in hand. I hear the slight remarks you guys make about me, how’s it feel knowing that somebody you consider a “rookie” passed the majority of this company up ten times over? Just imagine where I’ll be by the time PFP 12 hits.
???: Bravo, bravo.
(A slow clap can be heard as Noah turns his attention to the noise, Rex McAllister can be seen making his way towards Noah)
Rex: I must say Noah, that was a convincing speech. I almost would have been offended by it if I hadn’t captured two world championships within the past year. I’m sure somebody out there will notice you though, keep hope alive.
Noah: You got some nerve showing your face like I won’t turn that smug expression upside down.
Rex: Well you tried that last week and… well, ya know. But I didn’t come here to rub it in or anything lik- okay I’m lying I kinda did. I couldn’t help but overhear you mentioning my name so I figured I’d come see what all the fuss was about. What’s this I hear about a rematch? I’m all for it, I’ve been looking for a challenger for this championship… put that briefcase to use and-
Noah: You’d like that wouldn’t you. You wish it was that easy but I can assure you that it won’t be. You won’t see it coming when I put this baby to use. If you’re still even champion by then.
Rex: Sounds like a man who isn’t so confident in his abilities to get it done the fair way.
Noah: And you sound like a man insecure about where his spot on this brand stands. Don’t worry, enjoy your reign you seem to do good at being a transitional champ. I’m all for that non-title one on one whenever you’re ready though.
Rex: That briefcase doesn’t guarantee you a world title shot, you come at me you better hope I’m half dead when you do, because you’ll just be added to the historic list of failed cash ins.
???: Fellas, fellas, settle down.
(Mr. DEDEDE appears as both men bring their attention to him)
Mr. DEDEDE: Oh hey Rex, long time no see. You look quite different when you aren’t eating the canvas. Okay okay seriously, you two seem to have a common goal and that’s to get some competition ahead of Wicked Games, and I can help the both of you with that. You also seem to have some underlying beef going on, which I’d suggest you figure that out before I take this as an opportunity that is too good to pass up and make this the main event of that show.
Mr. DEDEDE: You know though, Voltage has a good thing going with you two guys, the present and future of EAW…. behind Theron and Jack Ripley that is. Nonetheless, you deserve two great matchups ahead of the big event as two of Voltage’s biggest names. So I’ll help you find just what you’re looking for, give me a few weeks. In the meantime, try not to take one anothers heads off.
(Mr. DEDEDE walks off as Noah and Rex stare one another down and then go in different directions)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first…
(“4th Dimension” by Kids See Ghosts ft. Louis Prima plays and Lars Grier steps out onto the stage with his Openweight Championship across his waist. Grier takes it off his waist and holds it up as he walks down the ramp toward the ring.)
Kawajai: We didn’t see Lars last week but this week he faces a tough challenge in POP after gaining some new gold last time we saw him at Territorial Invasion.
Nick Angel: Lars Grier is looking better than ever, he looks more confident than ever, and he has good reason to be.
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, from Cincinnati, Ohio, weighing in at two hundred and sixty-five pounds… he is the OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION… ‘THE CROOKED MAN’, LARS GRIER!!!
(“If I Had A Heart” by Fever Ray begins to bump through the sound system and the crowd pops for POP. POP walks out in his signature hoodie with a skull mouth mask on his face.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at two hundred and twenty-two pounds… PRINCE OF PHENOMENAL… POP!!!
Kawajai: Last week POP left Voltage extremely disappointed, suffering a loss from World Heavyweight Champion Rex McAllister after Voltage Commissioner Matt Daniels and himself got into an argument as Daniels ‘evaluated’ POP from the outside to see if he was ready to challenge for the title. Evidently this match will be another way for Daniels to ‘evaluate’ POP, Nick!
Nick Angel: POP wasn’t disappointed last week, Kawa, he was pissed off. Let’s not mince words here – POP is hungry tonight to show Daniels what he can do when he’s not getting in his way!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: POP isn’t waiting! POP immediately starts throwing right hands at Lars Grier who was totally blindsided. Lars Grier is trying to block these huge shots from POP as he backs up into the corner. WAIT, Lars Grier ducks a punch from POP and throws HIM into the corner! A barrage of strikes from Lars Grier to the face and gut of POP. Lars Grier motions to the crowd as they boo him. Grier charges POP… A HUGE SPLAHS FROM GRIER on POP in the corner. POP’s legs give out as he’s now sitting in the corner. Lars Grier has the momentum in the early stages of this match.
Nick Angel: Lars Grier is applying pressure to POP and that’s what he needs to keep doing. Grier is putting his knee right into the face of POP as the referee starts to count but Grier breaks it off. Grier pulls POP out of the corner by his leg – a huge elbow drop to the left leg of POP! Grier gets back up… and another elbow drop to that leg of POP as we can hear him scream from pain from that force of Grier dropping onto the knee. Grier is holding the leg of POP, possibly going for another elbow drop, but POP kicks Grier in the chest with his other leg! POP kicks him again… POP is back to his feet! LARS… BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX FROM LARS GRIER TO POP!
Kawajai: Lars Grier maintains control of this matchup. Grier is going right back to the leg of POP and he’s now locked in a one-legged Boston crab and he’s wrenching back that leg of POP! We can see the pain in the eyes of POP as he reaches towards the rope, desperately trying to get out of this hold from Lars Grier. Wait, Grier breaks the hold. Grier is now stomping the hamstring of POP over and over! GRIER PUTS THE ONE-LEGGED BOSTON CRAB BACK ON POP! Grier is now wrenching this hold even more! The crowd is on their feet cheering for POP to get out of this hold…
Nick Angel: A little more – YES! POP makes it to the ropes. He got there just in time, I think, with the pressure on that left leg. Grier is now dragging POP by the knee… NO! POP WITH A DROP-TOE HOLD ON GRIER! POP is now climbing back to his feet, that leg is clearly hurt, but he manages to get back to his vertical base… ENZUIGRI FROM PO—NO, GRIER CATCHES THE LEG OF POP… Grier kicks the other leg of POP, tripping him to the mat… GRIER WITH A LEG-DROP ONTO THAT LEFT LEG OF POP!
Kawajai: Damn it! Anytime POP gets a little bit of momentum; Grier somehow manages to pull it back in his direction. That left leg of POP is going to be even more damage if he doesn’t manage to take back control of this match and get some offense in. Grier is now on the outside for some reason, what’s he doing? Grier is grabbing a chair! What the hell? This isn’t a no disqualification match!
Nick Angel: No, Kawa, you’re right – it’s not! But Grier slides the chair in the ring anyway and follows back inside as POP is laying on the mat, clenching that left leg of his. Grier is relentless, though, stomping on the leg of POP with that chair now in his hands. Grier is setting that chair on the leg of POP! He’s going to break his damn leg!
Kawajai: Lars Grier is going to the top rope and the referee is letting him know he’s going to disqualify him if he jumps! The referee is telling Grier to get down! LOOK! POP throws the chair off his leg – JUMP UP ENZUGURI TO LARS GRIER FROM POP! LARS GRIER GOES CRASHING TO THE APRON! POP is holding that leg again, but he’s struggling through it as he works to get back on his feet. Lars Grier is on the apron after falling from the turnbuckle from that Enzuguri. POP is back to his feet… PELE KI—NO!
Nick Angel: LARS GRIER DODGES THE PELE KICK… POP turns back around after the miss – ROCKET KICK FROM GRIER TO POP! Grier yet again turns this match around on POP after ducking that huge Pele Kick from POP.
Kawajai: Grier climbs back into the ring now… he’s pinning POP!
Nick Angel: NO!! POP kicks out after that huge kick from Lars Grier knocked the daylights out of him. It looks like POP’s bottom lip is busted from that kick, Kawa. Lars Grier is back to his feet, though. Grier grabs POP by the hair lifting him up… a NASTY European Uppercut from Lars Grier. And another NASTY uppercut – this looks like the beginning of the Grier Montage! Grier follows up with yet another uppercut… GRIER CHARGES POP!! POP ducks! PELE KICK! PELE KICK TO LARS GRIER!!
Kawajai: A KICKOUT FROM GRIER! I thought that kick knocked Grier out, but it looks like he still has fight left in him. POP is crawling toward the turnbuckle now, who knows what’s going through his mind! Grier is dazed and confused on the mat as POP slowly climbs the turnbuckle while nursing that left leg… what could this be, Nick?!
Nick Angel: POP signals to the fans… this could be something huge! POP WITH THE 450 SPLASH – NO!! NO!! GRIER ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY IN JUST THE LAST SECOND! My God, that was a picture-perfect 450 Splash from POP – something we don’t see every day – and somehow, Lars Grier had it scouted. It seems like no stone has gone unturned by Grier in preparation of this match. Both men are down now as the referee begins to make his count. Grier slowly perches back up, looking across the ring at POP who is struggling himself to get up using the turnbuckle as leverage to lift himself to his feet.
Kawajai: Lars Grier walks over towards POP… a shoulder right into the abdomen of POP! Another shoulder… POP is bent over… Grier picks POP up in a fireman’s carry – OH – CROOKED SIXPEN—NO!! POP is struggling to get out of this… Grier is stumbling backwards with POP on his shoulders! POP manages to get his legs over the ropes and slithers down Grier’s body, over the ropes and onto the apron. Grier charges POP who is standing on the apron… BUT POP DELIVERS A HUGE FOREARM! It only fends Grier off for a second though, as he charges again… PELE KICK! GRIER STUMBLES BACK AND FALLS TO THE MAT! GRIER STUMBLES BACK… SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH TO GRIER FROM POP!!!!
Nick Angel: THE COVER!!!
Nick Angel: HOW?! LARS GRIER GETS THE SHOULDER UP, BUT HOW?! The look on POP’s face says it all – he can’t believe Grier kicked out either. Grier is on all fours now, trying to catch his breath after that series of offense by POP. POP slowly climbs back to his feet as well. Both men meet each other dead-center in the middle of the ring and begin to share right and left hands. Both men are wobbling, they’ve put a lot into this match, and now they’re wildly throwing punches! LARS GRIER PICKS UP POP AGAIN!!! HE’S GOT HIM IN THE POWERBOMB POSITION!!!
Kawajai: POP is hitting Grier, though!! POP with a huge strike!! POP drops back to his feet over the head of Lars… POP collapses due to the pain in that left leg. Lars turns around and goes to kick POP in the stomach, but POP catches Grier’s leg! POP kicks Grier in the stomach instead… CROWN OF THORNSSSSS! POP HITS IT!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: POP’S DONE IT! POP BEATS GRIER!
Kawajai: Well POP made a statement tonight. After a disappointing loss to the World Champion last week, POP proves he’s still a contender for that title regardless of Matt Daniels’ feelings on it.
(POP has his arm raised before forcefully swinging his arm away from the ref, he rolls out of the ring and makes his way to the back.)
(Prince of Phenomenal walks through the curtain as he sees Matt Daniels in gorilla position waiting for him. POP tries to ignore him but Matt gets in front of him and tries to talk to him)
Matt: Justin, we have to talk about what happened last week.
POP: There’s nothing to talk about just shoot me your dumb little fine and keep it moving I don’t have time for this. By the way, I just knocked down your “future” but I still can’t get my title shot.
Matt: Look man, what happened last week was completely out of character for me. I thought I’d be done getting into these scuffles and back and forths with talent when TI concluded, what is your issue with me?
POP: You know my issue and as long as I don’t have a title shot that issue will remain. Now you tell me what you’re gonna do to fix that.
Matt: We could have talked this out in a professional manner but instead you opted to disrespect me in front of the crowd and question how I do my job as the commissioner of Voltage. I didn’t appreciate that but I held my composure and decided to fairly judge you and assess whether you would be next in line for the World Heavyweight Championship, it was YOU who took it upon yourself during that match to get in my face and do all the extra stuff that led to our scuffle and your loss.
POP: So now you’re blaming me, the talent, who gets paid to kick ass and take names and sow off while doing so, because YOUR old angry ass couldn’t keep your cool in the middle of it. This is why I miss Andy, he stayed in his lane and knew what his role was and most importantly, he knew who the real draw on this brand was. He didn’t need a pointless match to “assess” anything, one look at me was enough to know I’m a sure thing. Besides what the hell do I have to prove to you? Does my track record not speak for itself? Reminder: I am a former world champion, I HEADLINED a Pain for Pride.. AND WON. I am a three time National Elite Champion, that’s a record breaking number of times by the way. I’ve come back and reinvented myself time and time again during the time your old ass was rotting away in a retirement home watching me pass your career up ten times over. Just admit it, you’re holding me back because you know I’ve surpassed you and don’t want to see it happen any further.
Matt: You? Surpass m- you know what, not going to engage. Look man I don’t know what you’re expecting from me, I gave you a shot, you blew it. All we can do at this point is let bygones be bygones and move forward with a working relationship.
POP: “Relationship”, it’s too late for that. Besides, you don’t work with anybody who doesn’t benefit you. And I said what I said, I’ve passed you up, while you were retired, watching yourself become an afterthought becoming a fake ass wannabe hip hop journalist I was racking up accolades and solidifying my legacy. When you fucked this company over back in 2012 after failing as the World Heavyweight Champion and losing to Ashten Cross of ALL PEOPLE, take a guess who EAW called on to be next in line and carry them to a great new era, saving them from the dark times where you reigned, ME. That’s why I know it’s personal with you, that’s why I know you have it out for me. You haven’t liked me ever since I replaced you and made you an afterthought and you want me to suffer the same fate that you did. But I refuse to become the shell of myself that you have, resorting to underhanded tactics to hold talent back under the false pretense of being a “commissioner”.
Matt: Talk about a reach. You want to get under my skin and bring the worst out of me, I know your game. Maybe if you get me to argue back we can get in another shoving match and it escalates to where I have to explain myself in a board meeting and potentially lose my job. Smart, but you chose the wrong one to play that game with.
POP: So that’s what you think this is? A game? A joke? You don’t take me serious? Well take this serious.
Kawajai: POP UNLOADS A FURY OF FISTS AT MATT DANIELS AND NOW SECURITY AND BACKSTAGE PERSONNEL COME RUNNING IN TO BREAK UP THE SCUFFLE BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF HAND…. BUT WAIT MATT DANIELS BREAKS FREE AND JUMPS ON TOP OF THE SECURITY AND POP AS HE STARTS UNLOADING SHOTS OF HIS OWN!!!! A BUNCH OF WRESTLERS COME TO SEPARATE THE TWO MEN NOW AS DIRECTED BY THE CHAIRMAN MR. DEDEDE!! THIS IS EMBARRASSING NICK!
Nick Angel: You’re telling me?! The one night the chairman visits and all hell breaks loose, this is the second week in a row that Matt has lost his composure!
(The large mixture of security, staff, and wrestlers continue to separate the two men and move them to completely different rooms as DEDEDE looks on with a slight smirk)
Mr. DEDEDE(murmuring to himself): I knew you wouldn’t be able to help yourself eventually, CC.
(Voltage comes back on air as a package plays highlighting the journeys of Daryl Kinkade & Charlie Marr beginning with their respective debuts on NEO, their early exits in their careers, their eventual return and starting off as foes who would eventually team up with one another, connecting with Rex McAllister, feuding with Mr. DEDEDE & Cameron Ella Ava heading into Pain for Pride, capturing the National Elite Championships, headlining Territorial Invasion, and eventually winning the tag team championships. It ends with Matt Daniels announcing their match against one another for sole possession of the championship. )
(‘This Charming Man’ by The Smiths plays throughout the Spark Arena as the fans in Auckland as Charlie Marr appears from beyond the curtain in his usual ring gear a loud reception. He’s got his half of the National Elite Championship draped over his shoulder and his half of the Unified Tag Team Championships around his waist. He grabs his National Elite Championship belt and holds it up high as he gets a warm reception from the crowd.)
Kawajai: General Manager Matt Daniels finally made the long anticipated matchup that’s about to take place in a few moments! Ever since being named Co-National Elite Champions after performing a double pin on the previous champion Prince of Phenomenal, it’s been up hill ever since for this man Charlie Marr and his partner, the man he’s going to competing against for the sole possession of the National Elite Championship. They just recently defeated Drillmatic for the Unified Tag Team Championships!
Nick Angel: Quite the accomplishment indeed considering the kind of level of competition that Drillmatic is at in terms of chemistry and skill and of course their previous feats before being upended by MarrKade! But now this match is for all the marbles! We’re about to find out how far both of these young men are willing to go to secure their position as the lone National Elite Champion! This one’s surely going to be an exciting one, Kawa! I can’t wait!
(Charlie taunts into the camera as he makes his way down the ramp giving every indication of how fired up he is for this match. Charlie enters the ring, pacing all around the ring holding up his National Elite Championship as he does.)
(‘What A Shame’ by Too Close To Touch begins to play. Out comes Daryl Kinkade with a determined look on his face. He’s wearing the Unified Tag Team Championship belt around his waist as the crowd gets louder. His attention locked toward the ring at his partner. He raises his National Elite Championship up high as the Auckland crowd gets louder than even a moment ago. Daryl begins marching toward the ring, never losing his determined look and continuing to hold the National Elite Championship up as he does.)
Kawajai: Daryl Kinkade, a man that along with the man in the ring Charlie Marr have gone on to make names for themselves ever since Pain For Pride ended and then getting drafted to Voltage! Co-National Elite Champion with Charlie Marr, Unified Tag Team Champion with Charlie Marr! But this right here, Nick….this is the one match that once it ends, and if he can come out on top will be the one feat that he can truly say he accomplished without anyone or having to rely on anything but his own merit!
Nick Angel: Certainly one could point to the tutelage from his experiences from NEO, and later the likes of the World Heavyweight Champion, Rex McAllister! But ultimately a legacy in this company begins to take shape the moment you are able to start punching your own ticket to stardom as opposed to anything you do otherwise, because that’s what will bring the most gratification in the end! That’s what people will talk about later more than anything else!
Bella Braxton: Good evening LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…This is your main event match of evening, and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!….
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match will become the Undisputed NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!!
Bella Braxton: In blue corner….he hails from NORWICH, ENGLAND…He weighs in at 200lbs…NORWICH’S FINEST….DARYL!!!! KINKADE!!!!
(Daryl takes off his robe as he steps forward raising his National Elite Title once again. He then hands it over to the referee.)
Bella Braxton: And to my right, in the red corner!…he hails from TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON, ENGLAND…He weighs in at 240lbs….CHARLIE!!!! MARR!!!!
Charlie steps forward while holding up his National Elite Title belt as he stares toward Daryl Kinkade and Kinkade is already staring back, both with serious expressions on their faces. He then gives his National Elite Title belt over to the referee. A shot of Osamu Arcichida is shown of him looking on from ringside. Bella Braxton leaves the ring as the fans in Auckland clap and voice their approval as the referee holds up both of the National Elite Championship belts before handing them off to a member of the ringside crew.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: Osaumu Arcichida here on the outside who came down to ringside during our last commerical break of the night! He’ll certainly be looking on at this match with great interest to be sure! What a match this is fixing to be, Nick! It’s not a unique matchup in the sense that it hasn’t been done before in the history of this sport of having a singles title on the line for sole possession, but in a way such as this! Collar and elbow tie up by Marr and Kinkade here! But imagine it, Nick! You both get awarded a singles title as a tag team, but then you add to the fact that they were pretty intent from the start of the season to get back a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championship belts that they felt was rightfully their’s anyway by most all accounts after they were screwed out of their first opportunity at Pain For Pride, coupled with the fact that they are from the same country with very different upbringings and character and barely starting out their careers here…just a year in to their bright EAW careers! Kinkade had the advantage! But Marr sends Kinkade to the ropes! Kinkade with a shoulder block of Marr which knocks Marr to the canvas!
Nick Angel: Kinkade looking to keep the pace up as he rebounds off the ropes! Marr drops down on Kinkade coming back! Marr back up and a hip toss by Marr taking Kinkade down and immediately applies an arm lock to the sitting Kinkade! You’re not wrong on that evaluation of the current co-holders of the National Elite Championship and newly crowned Unified Tag Team Champions! They came together quite quickly in terms of cohesiveness despite the differences in their approach, but after what they pulled off last week, I think it’s safe to say they’ve proven without a shadow of any doubt that they are truly the best thing going in the tag team division! But this is not about partnership tonight, it’s about the National Elite Championship! Winner takes full and sole possession of it going forward! Marr transitions into a sleeper hold! The referee checking with Daryl as he just continues to regulate his breathing while in this hold! Marr applying more pressure now! Now Kinkade trying to bring himself to a knee! Marr still has the sleeper hold on! But Kinkade finding the strength! Kinkade with an elbow to the midsection of Marr! And another! Another! Now Kinkade is free! Kinkade takes to the ropes! Kinkade rebounds off! Marr drops down and Kinkade goes over and off the ropes again! Kinkade rebounds off but Marr meets him! Marr looks for the hip toss! No! It’s being blocked by Kinkade! Kinkade looking for a hip toss but Marr blocks it! Kinkade looking for a side back slam but Marr releases Kinkade in mid-air and lands on his feet! Marr with a clothesline! Ducked by Kinkade! Bicycle kick by Kinkade is sidestepped by Marr! Arm drag by Marr that sends Kinkade to the canvas! Kinkade quickly back up! Marr whips Kinkade to the corner! Marr looks to follow up but Kinkade gets an elbow that staggers Marr back a few paces! Marr tries his hand again and again is met with a high elbow to the chin that sends him staggering back again! Step up enizigir by Kinkade but Marr anticipated it and blocks the attempt by Kinkade! High Rise dropkick but Kinkade sidesteps now as Marr regathers himself back to his feet! Marr runs for another attack runs right into a hip block and a toss of Marr that takes Marr down! Marr back up and an arm drag by Kinkade! Marr tries to rise even quicker this time but Kinkade was ready for it and another hip toss of Marr right into the arm bar but Marr quick to get to his feet to reverse the maneuver as he pushes Kinkade into the corner! What a back and forth so far, Kawa!
Kawajai: Both men obviously know each other’s styles having tagged together for a while now! And the referee has reached the count of four as Marr backs away slightly holding his arms up while Kinkade stands straight again! And slap! Charlie Marr just slapped his own partner across the face! And another slap! This by Kinkade! And another! This time by Marr! Kinkade right back! And that last one hard enough by Kinkade to send Charlie Marr tumbling backwards on his butt! Marr inching away holding his chin in sudden surprise as the referee tries to restrain Kinkade who slightly shoves the referee away! But the intensity on his face says it all! Was it mind games by Charlie Marr!!? Was he trying to get in the head of his own partner!!?? Whatever it was it surely did not work! Marr back on his feet! Marr with a big huge smile on his face and clapping his hands wildly as Kinkade remains in his stance ready to go again! Both men circle the ring now! You can just see it, Nick! I think Marr and Kinkade both just realized after that last sequence that there will be absolutely no being friends when you have sole possession of the National Elite Title on the line! They shook hands at the outset but it’s obviously evolved a little since then! Both hesitate to lock up here! Neither one wants to be the one to make the big mistake that costs them the National Elite Title! And here they go again locking up! It’s Marr displaying the power advantage he has in this matchup by forcing Kinkade into the corner again! Referee starts his count again! OH! And cheap forearm shot down low on Daryl Kinkade from Charlie Marr! Marr with a knife edged chop that stuns Kinkade! And another knife edged chop across the chest of Kinkade! And closed fisted shot right to the temple of Kinkade! Charlie Marr is not in the business of playing nice right now! Not with so much at stake! Kinkade rolling along the ropes as the referee ushers Marr a pace or two back! And Kinkade with a chop to the chest of Marr! Marr retaliates with a forearm to face of Kinkade staggering him back against the ropes! And a chop right back again by Kinkade! Chop right back by Marr! Kinkade again with a chop! Marr again! Kinkade again! And again by Kinkade! The onslaught continues! Kinkade with a third consecutive chop to the chest of Charlie Marr! Marr staggers back and Kinkade right there after him! Marr grabs Kinkade and forces him into the corner! Knife edged chop by Marr! This one takes Kinkade upward and slightly off his feet! Kinkade spins out of the corner with a spinning backhanded chop that sends Marr back! And another by Kinkade! ANOTHER BY KINKADE! BOTH OF THESE COMPETITORS HAVE TO HAVE CHESTS THE KIND COLOR OF RED YOU WOULD SEE AFTER GETTING A NICE SUNBURN HERE IN NEW ZEALAND!! MY GOD! MARR DUCKS THE LAST CHOP FROM KINKADE! MARR WITH A FOREARM TO KINKADE! KINKADE RIGHT BACK WITH ONE OF HIS OWN ON HIS OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER! MARR MISSES AS HE TOOK ANOTHER SHOT AT KINKADE! KINKADE DUCKED! KINKADE WHIPS MARR TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER TO THE HORIZONTAL RIGHT OF US! MARR’S BACK JARRED HARD INTO THE TURNBUCKLE MARR HOLDING THE SMALL OF HIS BACK!! BACKDROP BY KINKADE SENDS CHARLIE MARR TO THE CANVAS!! AND MAN!!! MARR FELT THAT ONE!! KINKADE HOPS UP TO THE TOP TURBUCKLE! HE HAS SOMETHING IN MIND HERE AS CHARLIE MARR IS SLOWER TO HIS FEET THIS TIME! MARR TURNS AROUND! KINKADE LEAPS OFF GOING FOR THE MISSLE DROPKICK! REVERSED!!! MARR REVERSES INTO THE HEADMASTER RITUAL!! THE SPINEBUSTER IN MID-AIR!!! MARR WITH THE COVER!!! THIS COULD END ON ONE MOVE JUST LIKE THAT!!
Nick Angel: AND KINKADE KICKS OUT! But Charlie Marr back on his feet already thinking of something else! Not even surprised in the least that his Unified Tag Team Championship partner kicked out! They know each other very well by now! What did we expect!!? Marr grabs Kinkade up to his feet! Marr has him hooked! He’s looking for a suplex it appears! No! Kinkade blocking the attempt! Marr looking for reverse neckbreaker but Kinkade spins away and breaks free! STEP UP ENZIGIRI THAT SENDS CHARLIE MARR STAGGERING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! BUT KINKADE NOT DONE!!! HE HAS MARR!!! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX TO CHARLIE MARR! MARR DAZED!!! KINKADE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND HERE HE COMES!!! AFTER MIDNIGHT!!! THE SHINING WIZARD!! NO!!! MARR DODGES THE ATTACK BY KINKADE!! MARR ON HIS FEET KINKADE TURNS AROUND!! SHOOT KICK TO THE LEG OF KINKADE BY MARR!! AND A RUNNING KNEE LIFT TO THE MIDSECTION!! HE HAS KINKADE AGAINST THE ROPES!! MARR GOES TO WHIP KINKADE BUT KINKADE REVERSES TWISTING THE ARM OF MARR! BUT MARR WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO KINKADE SENDING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!! BUT KINKADE LANDS ON THE APRON!! MARR SWINGS AT KINKADE AND KINKADE DUCKS!! KINKADE LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND GRABS MARR MID FLIGHT! SLINGSHOT DDT!!! KINKADE WITH THE COVER FOR SOLE POSSESSION OF THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Kawajai: CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT!! Kinkade hurries to his feet now! Marr up and turns to Kinkade and Kinkade immediately looking for a belly to belly suplex! No! Blocked by Marr! Headbutt by Marr! And another! Daryl releases Marr! Running knee lift to the sternum area of Kinkade by Marr as Marr ushers him to the ropes! Marr whips Kinkade! FRONT POWERSLAM ON KINKADE AS HE OFF THE ROPES!! Marr didn’t go for the pin! Don’t know how smart that is as he makes his way to the outside on the apron! Marr runs and leaps over the top rope! Slingshot elbow drop on Kinkade! Marr up again and follows up with a running leg drop! Marr picking Kinkade back up to his feet! Marr whips Kinkade who reverses the whip! Marr to the ropes! Roundhouse kick ducked by Marr into a baseball slide of Kinkade! Marr hooks Kinkade from behind! Perhaps looking for a German Suplex here! But now Kinkade with back elbows to the head of Marr! ANOTHER ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY KINKADE!! AND THIS ONE CONNECTS SENDING CHARLIE MARR OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR! Charlie Marr went sailing over the top rope as we see again here on our split cam along with the live action!
(The split camera shows the last 10 second sequence that took place along with the live action)
Nick Angel: HERE COMES KINKADE WITH THE TOP ROPE CON HILO LANDING ON TOP OF MARR TAKING HIM DOWN AGAIN! WHAT A MOVE!! The referee begins his count! Osamu Arcichida who’s at ringside moves along closer to the other side where we’re at continuing to survey the action with the best view in the house! Daryl Kinkade back on his feet as is Charlie Marr! The referee count is now at three! FOUR NOW! Kinkade grabs Marr and rolls him back into the ring where he can be far more effective in his quick paced attack! Kinkade on the apron and he’s met by Marr who’s on the inside of the ring! Marr goes Kinkade! Kinkade with a slingshot spear! NO! BIG BOOT BY CHARLIE MARR! KINKADE FALLS LIFELESS INTO THE RING! MARR GRABS KINKADE STILL LIFELESS AND PULLS HIM AWAY FROM THE ROPES! HE HAS HIM!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!! KINKADE COMES TO AND POWERS INTO A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN OF MARR!! AMAZING! I THINK HE REALIZED WHERE HE WAS AND WHAT WAS COMING NEXT TAKING MARR BY SURPRISE!!! KINKADE QUICKLY BACK UP AS IS MARR! KINKADE WITH DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP THAT TAKES MARR DOWN! MARR BACK UP AND KINKADE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP!! AND NOW MARR BACK UP AND SUNSET FLIP AND PINNING COMBINATION ON MARR!!
Kawajai: MARR BATTLES OUT!!! KINKADE RUNNING TO HOP ON THE APRON TO CLIMB UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! MARR BACK UP!! MARR MEETS KINKADE AT THE TURBUCKLE! MARR CLIMBS UP AND NOW GIVING KINKADE SHOTS TO THE MIDSECTION! KINKADE WITH SHOTS TO THE HEAD OF MARR! NEITHER SEEMS VERY SETTLED ON WHAT THEY WANT TO DO HERE IT WOULD SEEM! HEADBUTT BY MARR! ANOTHER! KINKADE IS DAZED! NOW MARR HOOKS KINKADE! SUPERPLEX BY CHARLIE MARR TO HIS OWN PARTNER DARYL KINKADE!! THE CROWD IN THE SPARK ARENA WHO HAVE BEEN LOUD THROUGHOUT SEEMINGLY GETTING LOUDER! Osamu on the outside still surveying everything! Each man giving it everything they have in an all out effort to secure sole possession of the National Elite Championship! Both Marr and Kinkade slowly getting back to their feet here! And their up! Forearm from Marr! Kinkade returns the favor with a forearm of his own! Marr again with a forearm! Kinkade delivers one right back! And another by Kinkade! Kinkade with a roundhouse that’s dodged by Marr! Marr whips Kinkade to the ropes! Kinkade ducks the clothesline by Marr coming back! Marr drops down as Kinkade goes over again! Marr ducks down now in anticipation of Kinkade coming back but Kinkade anticipated better! One step ahead Kinkade is as he stops on a dime and kicks Marr in the midsection! Kinkade with Marr hooked! Suplex by Kinkade! No! Marr countered and is now behind Kinkade! Marr looking for a German Suplex but it’s being blocked by here by Kinkade! Left elbow the head of Marr! Marr releases Kinkade! Kinkade grabs Marr and Marr running to the nearest turnbuckle with Kinkade latched on to him! Marr turns and delivers a stiff right to Kinkade that staggers him! Marr hurries to the sit up on the top turnbuckle! Kinkade coming back and TORNADO DDT DELIVERED BY CHARLIE MARR!! MARR GOING FOR THE COVER!!
Nick Angel: AND A KICKOUT BY KINKADE!! AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE AN UNDISPUTED NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION AS THIS MATCH CONTINUES!! Both men getting back to their feet! Both standing up straight just staring back at each other breathing heavily! The intensity has picked up each moment that’s gone by! You have to wonder as I’m sure both Daryl and Charlie are right now what exactly it’s going to take to put the other one down! Both now approaching each other a little closer just inches from each other now!
Charlie: I hate that we have to do this to each other, I really do. But whatever happens, just know it’s nothing personal.
Daryl: It’s for the bloody title, mate….it’s personal. I just hope you can understand that when I take it once and for all.
Kawajai: Both partners appear to be talking to each other right now! The intensity is at a fevered pitch as both men circling around again! Going in for a collar elbow-Oh! Marr suckered Kinkade in with a kick to the midsection! Uppercut by Marr to Kinkade that staggers him back a pace or two! Marr going for the whip but Kinkade grabs the arm of Marr and ducks under and delivers a short arm clothe-NO! MARR DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT! KINKADE RUSHES TO THE ROPES AND HOPS TO THE SECOND ROPE AND MARR APPROACHES! DKO!!! THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER! KINKADE RUSHES TO GET UP AND RUNS TO THE OUTSIDE APRON AGAIN!! HE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER HIGH RISK! HE HOPS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND IMMEDIATELY LEAPS OFF! SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS! IT CONNECTS! THIS IS FOR THE WIN!
Nick Angel: MARR KICKS OUT AGAIN!! And Kinkade sits up just shaking his head! So much offense, so much energy being used by Daryl Kinkade and Charlie Marr you have to wonder when it’s going to catch up with one of them enough to give the other the opening they need! Kinkade now up to his feet! He’s backing away! Marr is to his feet! HERE COMES KINKADE!! V-TRIGGER!!! OHHHHHH!!! MY!!! GODDDD!!! CHARING CROSSING BY CHARLIE MARR!!! THE DISCUS LARIAT CONNECTS!! MARR BEAT KINKADE TO THE PUNCH!! PERHAPS PLAYING POSSUM!! MARR WITH THE COVER!! THIS HAS GOTTA BE IT!!!
Kawajai: DARYL KINKADE JUST KICKED OUT OF THE FINISHER OF CHARLIE MARR!!! I THOUGHT THAT DISCUS LARIAT FLATTENED THE HELL OUT HIM!! BUT THE RESILIENCY AND THE WILL, NICK! KINKADE IS STILL ALIVE!!! AND THIS CROWD IS GOING NUTS!! CHARLIE MARR WITH HANDS ON HIS HEAD! HIS FACE IN COMPLETE AWE AND SHOCK!! HE CAN’T BELIEVE THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING! Marr back to his feet though and he goes behind and out of sight of Kinkade! He’s setting up again! Gesturing with his hand for Daryl Kinkade to get to his feet! Daryl struggling, slowly rising staggering back up! Daryl turns around CHARING CROSSING AGAIN BY MARR!! THE DISCUS LARIAT!! BUT KINKADE ABLE TO ALLUDE THE ATTACK THIS TIME AND SENDS MARR OFF THE ROPES!! KICK TO THE MIDSECTION BY KINKADE TO MARR!! SETTING UP THE BEAUTIFUL LIE!!! THE CROSS LEGGED FISHERMAN BUSTER!! KINKADE HAS MARR HOOKED!! HE LIFTS MARR UP! HE’S GOT HIM! BUT MARR GETS FREE! NOW HE HAS KINKADE! HE’S SETTING HIM UP FOR THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! HERE HE GOES! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!! NO!!! KINKADE REVERSES OUT OF IT!! BEAUTIFUL LIE!!! THE CROSS LEGGED FISHERMAN BUSTER CONNECTS THIS TIME!!! KINKADE WITH THE COVER!
Nick Angel: NO WAY!!! CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT OF KINKADE’S FINISHER!! CHARLIE MARR JUST KICKED OUT OF THE BEAUTIFUL LIE!! NOW IT’S KINKADE THAT’S IN SHOCK! HIS EYES LOOK LIKE THEIR GOING TO POP OUT OF HIS HEAD!! KINKADE BACK ON HIS FEET AND PICK MARR BACK UP TO HIS!! KINKADE WHIPS CHARLIE TO THE ROPES AND MARR COMES BACK WITH A HUGE FOREARM SHIVER THAT KNOCKS KINKADE INTO THE ROPES! AND KINKADE WITH A WILD BICYCLE KICK THAT MISSES IT’S MARK! MARR GRABS KINKADE! KICKS HIM IN THE GUT AND HOOKS HIM! THE QUEEN IS DEAD! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT! NO!!! KINKADE DESPERATELY FIGHTS OUT!! SUNSET FLIP OVER BY KINKADE!! HE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A ROLL UP PIN!!
Marr kicks out
(DING! DING! DING!)
‘What A Shame’ by Too Close To Touch starts up and plays throughout the arena as both Daryl Kinkade and Charlie Marr are laid out on the canvas breathing heavy completely exhausted. Daryl laying on his back looking up to the rafters, Charlie on his stomach with his head down facing the mat.
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match….AND SOLE OWNER OF THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP….DARYL!!!! KINKADE!!!!
Kawajai: Nick Angel! We have a brand new undisputed National Elite Champion! That champion’s name is Daryl Kinkade! What a match! What a war!
Nick Angel: There’s no denying, Kawa, that both men left absolutely everything they had in their beings in the ring here tonight! Two men who showed the type of determination and desire that it takes to hold the National Elite Championship! You can’t take anything away from neither one of these tenacious competitors! They proved tonight why they are champions in this company, and why more importantly they’re the undisputed future of it! Amazing!
Both members of Marrkade are sat up now! Charlie on his knees looking down at the mat, slight disappointment shown in his expression. Kinkade slowly picks himself up to his feet and walks over to his tag team partner. Charlie Marr looks up to see Daryl staring down with his arm extended out. Marr takes the gesture and grabs hold of Kinkade’s hand and Kinkade ushers him up to his feet. Kinkade holds his hand out and Marr looks at Kinkade.
Kawajai: You can tell the respect is there with these men, despite the fact that only one could walk away tonight with the honor of being named the sole possessor of the National Elite Championship!
Nick Angel: No doubt about it.
Marr nods his head and reaches out and shares the exchange with Unified Tag Team partner. They share a pat on the back as well as the fans clap with approval at this display of sportsmanship being shown. Off to the side the referee is shown talking to Osamu Arcichida.
Nick Angel: Osamu, who caught a good birds eye view of this match through it’s entirety, he holds the National Elite Championship in his possession. He walks up to KinKade as Charlie Marr looks on side by side with his partner ready for anything if Osamu so happens to have anything else to say about this just completed matchup.
Kawajai: And Osamu does the right thing. He hands the newly crowned undisputed National Elite Champion what he’s rightfully earned!
(Osamu gives one last glare at Kinkade before taking his leave from the ring as ‘What A Shame’ picks back up. Osamu pauses and looks back a moment as Daryl Kinkade raises his title high.)
Nick Angel: The National Elite Champion, who just got through a war with his own partner over sole possession of the title has another one on the horizon. What a challenge it be, Kawa!
Kawajai: What a challenge, indeed. But if we know Kinkade by now, he’ll be ready for when that time comes! We’re all out of tv time folks! We’ll see you all next week on Voltage!
(The camera shows Osamu one more time and then Kinkade still holding his title up high with Charlie Marr by his side looking on at the ramp as the screen goes black.)
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