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Voltage 11/12/23

(EAW intro plays.)

(The camera opens up to a recap of last week’s episode of Sunday Night Voltage, headlined by the Champion versus Champion match between Specialists Champion Bea Valentine and EAW World Champion Drake King, ending in Drake getting the victory and Dynasty’s Rory Slate attacking Bea to end the show.)

(Sunday Night Voltage then goes to a panaround of Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington. The crowd cheers loudly as pyro is seen erupting from the stage. The camera then goes over to the announcers desk where Rich Russillo, James Peters, and Persephone are seen.)

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen WELCOME to SUNDAY NIGHT VOLTAGE-

Persephone: REBRANDED AS THE LUIS DE LA ROSA SHOW!

James Peters: :francis: I hate this already.

Rich Russillo: Well regardless we have one hell of a show for you! Cash in The Vault tournament matches! Specialists Chamber qualifiers! And two stellar co-main events with BOTH the EAW Hardcore Championship and EAW World Championship on the line! Let’s get right to it!

(The camera fades to the ring, and inside of the ring there is a set up with four chairs next to each other. That’s not all, as the EAW World Champion Drake King is seen standing in front of the five chairs, wearing the EAW World Championship around his waist while holding a microphone in his hand. Drake has a large grin on his face as he stares at all of the fans in attendance, who are cheering seeing the Champion. Drake allows the cheers to continue for a little while, before finally he begins to speak.)

Drake King: Thank you, I know you’ve been waiting all week to see me and I had no intentions of forcing you to wait any longer than necessary. Road to Redemption is coming up, and while for me this may just be yet another event that’s carried by me and my own performance, for the rest of you this is actually really important! This isn’t just the final marquee event of the year, it’s also one of the biggest! We all know how Road to Redemption works by now. Every year we hold these Extreme Elimination Chambers, and as always the EAW World Championship will be on the line in one of them. I’m sure by now you’re all wondering why I’m out here, so I’m glad to say that I have some great news. In just a few short moments, I’LL BE SPEAKING WITH EVERYONE THAT WILL LOSE TO ME AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION :blessed:!!!

(This receives loud cheers from the crowd, and the smirk on Drake’s face remains as he continues to speak.)

Drake King: Or at least, four of the five Elitists. The fifth entrant hasn’t been made known yet, but it’s not like it really matters. Who’s left, anyway? I doubt there’s anyone on the Voltage roster that will actually pose a threat, so I’m not going to wait. We’re going to get this started, and the first person I’d like to welcome out here is actually another Champion! An inferior Champion, that shouldn’t even be holding gold in 2023. It’s honestly very baffling that nobody was good enough to take that belt from him, but that’s fine because he will NOT be holding two titles after Road to Redemption. He never could compare to me, and in the Extreme Elimination Chamber we’ll simply see him drop the ball once again! Ladies and gentlemen… TLA.

(‘Ambitionz Az a Ridah’ by Tupac hits, and TLA makes his way down to the ring. TLA is shown holding up the EAW Hardcore Championship that he will be defending later on in the show. The crowd cheers as TLA slides into the ring and takes a microphone.)

TLA: Orale Drake que onda mi amigo? You know we go way back got all that history. Now we both up in here as champions on Voltage. But soon imma be the only champion around here on Voltage cuz I be looking to collect on all of these motherfuckers. Going to dominate here tonight and straight up retain my shit then imma take yo shit as well too. I have beaten you before in the past Drake so it should not be so surprising that I’ve been holding this championship for the longest. At yo neck the entire way making this championship all kinds of legit. Making this championship mean something as the premiere championship here on EAW! Then imma take yo gold and do the same with yo belt cuz yo that thang needs rescuing with the quickness.

(Drake just shakes his head, not too impressed. TLA takes a seat, and Drake continues.)

Drake King: I’ll get back to this in a few minutes. Anyways, next up is the guy that I beat earlier in the season. He’s one of the people that failed to take the Hardcore Championship from TLA and he somehow lost in a PURE Rules match, so that alone should tell you where he stands. Here is… Mr. Wrestling XIX.

(‘Spiders’ by System of a Down hits as Mr. Wrestling XIX makes his entrance to a chorus of boos from the crowd here tonight. He scoffs at the crowd’s reception towards him as he continues making his entrance. He would even fake a high five towards a kid in the crowd as the garner even more boos for Mr. Wrestling XIX. He gets handed a microphone from a ring crew as climbs on the steel stairs and enters through the ropes. His music would fade out as Mr. Wrestling XIX begins to speak… )

Mr. Wrestling XIX: Is this what we’re really doing? What kind of freak show are we running here on Sunday Night Voltage?

Drake King: I’m giving you a chance to speak your truth! No matter how ridiculous it is, this is an open space!

Mr. Wrestling XIX: Well the only truth that should be accounted for is how ridiculous this whole thing is in the first place. I mean do we really have to stand here and talk to these buffons in the audience here tonight? I mean I would rather do a whole lot of other things than whatever this is. This is all very pointless, just like the match that’s going to be taking place at Road to Redemption is pointless. All very unnecessary, a disgrace to this sport quite frankly. Weapons on display? The dangerous structure in place? This is NOT what I envisioned this sport to become and even more ridiculous are the people involved in this monstrosity. I mean we got two frauds of champions standing across from me, and two other jackasses that can’t lace up my boots! As far I’m concerned, everybody that is involved doesn’t need to be in this championship picture, except me. The one true genuine article in a field full of disgraces.

TLA: Creo que es muy bueno y emocionante. Yo Mr. Wrestling XIX do you remember me? It’s yo boi TLA and it looks like we finna throw down one more time. Last time we done threw down up in that Pure Rules match. Still that Hardcore Champ up in here. But this time there ain’t going to be no escaping from all that ultraviolence. Y’all thought you slipped by last time but this time. We finna get all kinds of Hardcore mi amigo.

Drake King: Guys, guys, not everyone is out here yet. Just wait your turn, okay? Up next we have the “Hall of Famer” who I beat in the FIRST EVER GOD’S RULES MATCH! In a way she actually made history at Wicked Games by being the first to lose God’s Rules, though it’s not like it was surprising at all. I’m sure nobody wants her here, but please welcome Cameron Ella Ava.

(It takes a little while but eventually ‘Good For Her’ by MOTHICA featuring emlyn hits, and the crowd begins to once again cheer. After a little while, Cameron Ella Ava begins walking out, making her first entrance since Wicked Games. Cameron is holding a microphone, but she doesn’t look amused at all with what’s going on inside of the ring. Both Mr. Wrestling XIX and TLA are seated, and while TLA has a smirk on his face, Mr. Wrestling doesn’t look very pleased either. Cameron makes her way to the ring, and once she enters the ring she begins to speak.)

Cameron Ella Ava: Why exactly should we be entertaining this?

Drake King: What do you mean?

Cameron Ella Ava: It was a pretty simple question. What’s stopping any one of us from punching you in the face and cutting whatever this is short? You know how I feel about you already Drake, and I’m sure you understand that my thoughts on you haven’t just suddenly changed. I’ve already dealt with enough of your disrespect, so if your big idea was to waste our time with this you’re better off walking back up the ramp. You’re losing that Championship at Road to Redemption, and as far as I’m concerned that’s the only thing that needs to be said tonight.

(The fans cheer hearing this, meanwhile Mr. Wrestling XIX doesn’t look too impressed.)

Mr. Wrestling XIX: As far as I’m concerned you’re a problem just like him. I’m not too thrilled about being dragged into these games, but I won’t sit here and listen to the complaints of someone who is still forcing themselves into this position after having already achieved everything. You, TLA, Rex, Drake, you’re all alike.

TLA: :mjgrin:

(Cameron turns towards Mr. Wrestling XIX.)

Cameron Ella Ava: Right. Well only one of us is leaving as Champion, and it certainly won’t be you. You had a chance to solve your little issue with me before and that didn’t work out for you. Are you sure you want to try it again?

Drake King: :whoa: Come on guys, there’s still one more person we need to bring out here. I don’t think he needs much of an introduction, either. Much like the rest of you he’s not actually all that good and after his performance at Road to Redemption he’ll be better off disappearing again, so let’s just welcome Rex McAllister.

( “Stronger (salü remix)” by The Score would begin blasting through the P.A. System as Rex McAllister makes his presence here on Sunday Night Voltage. He looks around the arena as the crowd gives him a nice ovation. He makes his way down to the ring, as he high fives a couple of the fans who are on the ramp as we see Mr. Wrestling rolling his eyes over Rex making his presence. He picks up a microphone that was placed on the ring steps as he climbs up those steps and enters the ring. He begins to speak… )

Rex McAllister: Drake, I hope you understand what you’re getting into. If I were you I’d take this a bit more seriously.

Drake King: Really? And what makes you think that?

Rex McAllister: Ever since I made my full time in-ring return to EAW, there was always one that I wanted, one thing that I wanted to achieve in this next run and that’s once again becoming EAW World Champion. Championship that I have entered into Pain for Pride as before, and I want to do it again. While some of the matches I’ve had so far resulted in me with my back laying down on the canvas floor, I’ve been able to pick up some much needed wins as well, including the match I had with Charlie Marr at Wicked Games. Even with that victory, even when thought maybe Charlie was truly riding off into the sunset, he decided to trick everyone in that arena. I’m not happy with how that turned but that isn’t going to stop from taking that World Championship! I’m taking that title Drake, I mean we all what happened last time you and I went one on one right?

(The fans begin to cheer, as Rex is referring to his victory over Drake earlier in the season.)

Drake King: Hmm… Nope. No idea, but while we’re on this topic of Road to Redemption and these promises that’ll obviously not be kept, now that you’re all here I’d like to get to the problem at hand. See, for some reason all four of you think you have what it takes to leave Road to Redemption with the Championship I’ve been holding all season. Sure I’ve defeated everyone in my way and I’ve already defended this title four times, but I’m supposed to believe one of you will end this reign? None of it makes sense, which is why I just need to know what this is all about. Why are you all so confident you can beat me?

(The Elitists inside of the ring don’t look very impressed with Drake, but Drake waits for an answer anyway. After a few seconds he raises his microphone once again, but before he could speak TLA starts to talk.)

TLA: Callate cabrón! Y’all be talking way too much. Y’all wanna know why TLA be thinking he can win? I ain’t think homie. I know. I have won this match before and I will do it again! In fact I defeated you in this match Senor Champion. I defeated you and The Visual Prophet on the same night and ain’t nobody else can say that they have accomplished that. I don’t see The Visual Prophet around here anywhere so it looks like imma just have to run through you. As for everyone else in this match I have defeated them all before too so y’all best recognize yo boi. I’m going to slide all on up into this Extreme Elimination Chamber and imma eliminate all y’all and win that championship. Finna have dos. #TLADosCinturones about to blow Kassidy Heart out the water you know that the gringos going to think they run this place but we showing them who really in charge around here when the mexicanos come to take over. Drake can claim to be God all he wants but when he in my ring he just another hombre who is going to go down for that uno dos tres to La Pantera Sexual like all the rest!

(The fans cheer after hearing what TLA had to say. However, Cameron Ella Ava just shakes her head, still not very impressed as she begins to speak.)

Cameron Ella Ava: I have no intentions of feeding into Drake’s little game, but TLA I hope you know that it won’t be so easy walking into this Chamber and winning a second title. You already have a challenger to worry about tonight in Alex Myers, but even if you make it past them you’ll be in an Extreme Elimination Chamber with the very best to ever do it. Drake was lucky enough to leave Wicked Games with his Championship in a match he never should have won, and I’m not about to let him get lucky for a second time. I’ve known you long enough now TLA so I know what I’ll be seeing from you at Road to Redemption. You, Rex, Mr. Wrestling, Drake, I have experience with all of you and there’s no reason someone like me wouldn’t be able to win this match. This is the perfect opportunity for me to win that EAW World Championship and once again return to the spot a legend like myself deserves to be in. I’m not about to miss out on this so you can hold two different titles, so someone else can get their moment, or so Drake can keep dragging Voltage downhill.

( The fans would cheer for Cameron at what she had to say as Mr. Wrestling looks appalled as he begins speaking on why he should be walking out as World Champion. )

Mr Wrestling XIX: I’ve already made my feelings clear on how ridiculous this whole match is, and how disgraceful it is for the sport I fell in love with. Despite those feelings, and despite how pointless this whole thing is with all of us, this is an opportunity for me to show out. This is an opportunity for me to make some progress with my agendas, and change this sport for the better. I mean when I beat every single one of your jack-asses, holding that title means I’m going to have a lot of power. Power that’s going to allow me to show the nature of this sport, the purest form of wrestling there is and If I have barbaric weapons instead of deadly structure, I’ll do exactly that. If I need to bust out weapons that I consider disgusting on all of you, I’ll do exactly that. I’ll go through the ringers this company supports in order for me to win that championship held by Drake King and make true change not only in EAW but everywhere in the wrestling world. I’ll be a world champion that will make a TRUE impact on the wrestling world, and bring it back to its original vision.

( Mr. Wrestling XIX would get booed from the audience as the rest of the competitors scoff at what Mr. Wrestling just said. Now we turn our attention to Rex McAllister as he begins speaking about this entire ordeal. )

Rex McAllister: Mr. Wrestling you talk a lot of how this sport is disgusting and you want to change for the better but everyone here in this ring, and the audience here tonight… We all think what you’re saying is nothing but delusional!

( The crowd cheers Rex for saying that to Mr. Wrestling as he continues to speak. )

Rex McAllister: Wrestling is meant to be a variety sport, it is meant to be all flavors that appeases to everyone, it doesn’t regulate to one just pure style. It matters to everyone’s taste, and that’s what makes this sport today better than whatever it was that YOU envisioned. I’m confident I’m going to become world champion because like I said I have fought tooth and nail this season. I have experienced losses that others would have just quit by now but I didn’t and I’m standing here as a man that has done it all before, and I’ll gladly do it again because I actually love this sport. I love everything about what we do, there is nothing to be changed except who holds that title because like I said I’m looking to once become World Champion and only people who are standing in my way are everyone in this ring, and the man who holds that top prize. He can pretend I didn’t beat him before in a one on one match and that’s fine. I’m going to make sure Drake truly remembers when I take his title and once again become EAW WORLD CHAMPION!

( The crowd would cheer for that but Mr. Wrestling would have none as it yells at Rex… )

Mr Wrestling XIX: HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME PUNK! My vision for how this sport should be is the right one and besides you shouldn’t even be in this match in the first place. None of you should be in thi-

Cameron Ella Ava: Are you really still crying about this? If you want someone out of this match then try and eliminate them yourself. Then again, we saw what happened last time you two faced each other, so maybe that’s not the best idea.

Mr. Wrestling XIX: Excuse me?

Cameron Ella Ava: If anyone shouldn’t be here it’s you. You’re just asking to be the first person eliminated, and we don’t even know who the last entrant is.

Drake King: Everyone, relax! This isn’t what we’re here for! This is meant to be-

( Suddenly, ‘Bounce Back’ by Big Sean begins to play as the crowd explodes in cheers! Everyone in the ring looks shocked as it’s none other than Jack Ripley. Mr. Wrestling XIX has the biggest shocked expression in the ring as Jack takes in the reception here tonight as the crowd cheers loudly for his surprise. He cracks a smile before he makes his way down to the ramp! )

Rich Russillo: JACK RIPLEY! Jack Ripley is here, but why!? Does this mean… Is Jack the sixth entrant in the Extreme Elimination Chamber!?

James Peters: Mr. Wrestling’s face tells the entire story, what a surprise it is to see Jack Ripley here and he looks to be the sixth participant for Voltage’s Extreme Elimination Chamber!

Persephone: Yawn. It’s just Jack Ripley, he doesn’t even win anymore.

( Jack Ripley looks around the arena in the cheers as continues his walk way down the ramp. He gets handed a microphone by a ring crew as Jack Slides into the ring. His music would fade out as the entire crowd cheered for Jack. He begins to speak with Mr. Wrestling especially listening on. )

Jack Ripley: I guess all of you were surprised to see me huh?

( The crowd cheers even louder as Jack continues with his speech. )

Jack Ripley: Wicked Games don’t go as exactly as planned, with my knee giving out during the middle of my match with Mr. Wrestling XIX. I’m not proud of the way things turned out, but I’m not about to let what happened there hurt the rest of my season. I couldn’t care less about Mr. Wrestling and his games. I’m here so I can do what I’ve wanted to for a while now, and become World Champion again. I’m here as the final participant of this Extreme Elimination Chamber, and trust me. When this all ends I’ll be leaving that Chamber with a second World Championship, and it doesn’t matter who I have to go through in order to get that. Rex, Cameron, TLA, Drake, or Mr. Wrestling. I’m leaving that Chamber with that title-

Mr. Wrestling XIX: OHHH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

( The crowd boo Mr. Wrestling XIX as he interrupts Jack. )

Mr. Wrestling XIX: I said everyone in this match shouldn’t be in this title picture but YOU especially shouldn’t be. I beat you at Wicked Games, I took advantage of your little mishap and I got the biggest win so far here in EAW. I pinned you in the middle of this ring, no matter if you were injured, I still beat you and you walked out of our match as a loser!

( The crowd continues to Boo Mr. Wrestling as Jack responds… )

Jack Ripley: If it wasn’t for that injury Mr. Wrestling, you wouldn’t even be in this field of competitors vying to become World Champion. I’m sure if we went ahead and had another match, the result would be vastly different. Your vision isn’t going to come true at Road to Redemption because my redemption story will be there instead. You see, the last time I became World Champion in this company, I won it by winning an Extreme Elimination Chamber match and I will gladly do that again this time around. It’s been far too long since I have last been a World Champion, and I plan on doing that once more at Road to Redemption. My knee is fine, I’m ready to go into this war and come out the other side as the winner. I have the opportunity to do what I have done before, while getting to put down this shit-bag for good!

(Drake stares at Jack for a moment, still surprised at the way things turned out. After a few seconds however, he begins to speak.)

Drake King: Ooookay… I guess we have our final entrant! That’s cool and all, but I’m still not satisfied with everyone’s answers. I wanted to understand why you all thought you could defeat me and in turn I was just forced to hear about all your boring goals and setbacks that wouldn’t have happened if you were better at your jobs. How many times do we have to go over this, guys? I’ve defended this Championship against too many people now to still have to listen to stuff like this.

(Drake turns to Jack before continuing.)

Drake King: Honestly you should’ve just stayed in the back, man. Just like the other four, you’re not taking this Championship from me. Nobody is! I said it at the beginning of the season, and I’ll say it again. GOD WILL BE THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION FOREVER :blessed:-

James Peters: CAMERON ELLA AVA JUST HIT DRAKE WITH HER MICROPHONE!!!! DRAKE GOES ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND IT LOOKS LIKE A FIGHT MAY HAVE JUST BROKEN OUT BETWEEN THE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER COMPETITORS!!!

Rich Russillo: MR. WRESTLING XIX GETS OUT OF HIS SEAT BEFORE THROWING CAMERON OUT OF THE RING, AND WE KNOW HE DOESN’T TAKE TOO KINDLY TO SOME OF THE CHAOS VOLTAGE IS KNOWN FOR- BUT THERE’S JACK RIPLEY ATTACKING MR. WRESTLING!!!! WE HAVE A BRAWL ON OUR HANDS, AND LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!!

James Peters: CAMERON ELLA AVA AND DRAKE KING ARE GOING AT IT- BUT LOOK AT THE HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!! TLA FLIES THROUGH THE ROPES, SOARING AT BOTH DRAKE KING AND CAMERON ELLA AVA WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!!!

Rich Russillo: MEANWHILE REX GETS BETWEEN JACK AND MR. WRESTLING- AND MR. WRESTLING HITS REX WITH A BACK ELBOW! REX LOOKS TO RESPOND WITH A RIGHT HAND- BUT MR. WRESTLING DUCKS UNDER IT AS REX HITS JACK INSTEAD!!!!

(The fight continues as the fans cheer loudly, with all six Elitists in the Extreme Elimination Chamber going at it.)

James Peters: AND JUST LOOK AT THIS! CHAOS TO OPEN UP VOLTAGE, AS WE NOW KNOW THE ENTIRE LINEUP FOR THE EAW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER!

Rich Russillo: DRAKE KING, TLA, CAMERON ELLA AVA MR. WRESTLING XIX, REX MCALLISTER AND JACK RIPLEY! THESE ARE THE SIX ELITISTS WHO WILL BE FIGHTING FOR THAT TITLE, AND THIS IS BOUND TO BE AN INCREDIBLE MATCH!

(As the brawl continues between the six Elitists, with three Elitists outside of the ring and three inside of it, tons of security guards can be seen running down the ramp to break things up. As the security guards get involved to break up the fight, Voltage begins to fade away from ringside.)

(Promotional ad for Road to Redemption, where the Extreme Elimination Chamber for the EAW World Championship will take place.)

( Sunday Night Voltage transitions back into the show once more, and we are ready for the opening contest of the night as Bella Braxton can be seen standing tall at the corner of the ring, ready to announce this competition. )

Bella Braxton: YOUR OPENING CONTEST IS A TAG TEAM MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

( ‘The World Is Mine’ by Mikey Rykus plays as Korey Gaines walks out, and he meets with the crowd, their energy raining down in appreciation for him. Gaines embraces the reaction, then heads down the ramp with ‘Won’t Back Down’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers following it up. Lt. Colonel Michael Scott Connor jogs out and follows Gaines back, forming a unified entrance to the ring. )

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST!… THE TEAM OF KOREY GAINES AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL SCOTT CONNOR!

( Both men enter the ring, and now ‘El Gavilan’ by Luis R Conriquez (Feat. Peso Pluma & Tony Aguirre) plays as all three members of La Familia walk out together. Valerie leads the way, followed by La Familia as from the back, it’s Luis and Roberto walking out side by side. Luis is making his in-ring debut tonight, and he’s full of confidence, while Roberto has always been ready for any competition then all three elitists head down to the ring together. )

Bella Braxton: AND THEIR OPPONENTS!… ACCOMPANIED BY VALERIE HELLSTORM!… ROBERTO DE LA ROSA AND MAKING HIS EAW DEBUT, LUIS DE LA ROSA!… THEY ARE!… LA FAMILIA!

( DING DING DING! )

James Peters: The match is underway-

Persephone: AH SHUSH! Let me do my job, James. You are going to be terrible at this as you are about to forget to mention my glorious king, Luis De La Rosa! By the way, he’s even more handsome than his actual brother, so I doubt he’s going to lose this match. You know what’s even better? He’s about to get into action right now! 😍 Me Next! Me Next!

Rich Russillo: Well, I guess it’s going to be a weird day for both of us tonight, haha. Roberto De La Rosa is here tonight, and Luis is making his in-ring debut. It’s definitely LA Familia today, but that depends on the position if they’re ever going to let them celebrate their brother in arms joining the brand here tonight! Luis takes a step out, and he’s facing Gaines. Both men are legal competitors of each and their respective teams as Korey looks to hit the kick from the side of his leg! Luis can jump over, now nailing the knee right into his gut and quickly sending him toward the ropes!

James Peters: Gaines switches things up between him and Luis and drives him to the ropes instead. Luis runs back towards him and takes down Gaines with a shoulder tackle… and Gaines kips up immediately right from that!

Persephone: That’s absolutely fucking foul, by the way. Please do not show off like that creep, my pretty prince. You are so much better than this. Keep that cutie patootie smile up, and all of us will enjoy this!😊😊

James Peters: I couldn’t agree more with you, Rich. Tonight is going to be a strange night for both of us, considering how one of our co-workers has been acting over here so far. Luis tries to drop Gaines quickly with a clothesline! Gaines ducks underneath and sends himself down to the ropes, laughing himself off them as he runs straight back to Luis. Still, Luis hits the leapfrog and goes over Gaines! Gaines to the outside and back, slides underneath Luis, and back to his feet. Gaines off the ropes, and Luis prepares… A DROPKICK HITS THE MARK!

Rich Russillo: Gaines has been taken down, and to the outside goes Korey Gaines. Luis has been making great moves so far, and here he is, charging, looking for a high-risk move from inside to outside.

James Peters: Roberto catches a hunch as he jumps over the ropes and runs across the ring, targeting Connor before tackling him off the apron down to the outside of the ring. Both Roberto and Luis can be seen sparring at the corner of the ring. This is a great moment for the brothers, and here they come!… OVER THE ROPES, BOTH FEET LANDING ON THE APRON!… DOUBLE MOONSAULT DONE BY THE DE LA ROSA BROTHER TAKING ALL THE OPPS OUT!

Persephone: Who let this idiot hop in, seriously? I’m only here to sit and watch Luis shining tonight. This is the future world champion; can we take this more seriously? We need to give him more spotlight.

James Peters: Both men have done that moonsault beautifully and done right at the same time, showing that being brothers together will make everything work out pretty well there. There has been potential for future tag team champions in Luis already, so this might be a great beginning of better things that will come in the near days. Roberto takes Connor off the apron while he’s outside before sending Connor crashing into the edge of the ring. Luis is back to focusing on Gaines, smoothly sliding him back inside the ring.

Rich Russillo: This has been a pretty great display of LA Familia, but what’s better is Luis has been showing what he’s capable of, and that’s surely going to affect the future of our business. Valerie remains standing tall by the ring, and she could be spotted proud of what her team has done so far in this. Gaines finds himself struggling to get back to his feet, while Luis picks a fight with Gaines by grabbing the chin and landing a quick elbow smirk across the jaw of Gaines, sending him falling back down near the ropes.

James Peters: Luis attempts to take control, pushing himself slowly back toward the ropes, sending Gaines flying across the ring. Luis turns back around, looking to nail a clothesline to take Gaines down, but Gaines is able to duck underneath and stands tall behind Luis, grabbing him backward and landing a kick to the knee, launching a hammer strike on the back of his neck before sending him flying into the corner.

Rich Russillo: Gaines takes a run, but Luis is able to catch him with a kick, sending him over the ropes down to the apron Gaines quickly shakes it off, and charges at Luis, but ends up being nailed with a forearm, clubbing him back into the ring. Luis proceeds to aim for Gaines… A SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE BY LUIS BUT GAINES IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF HIS WAY! Luis rises, rolling back up onto his feet, and comes to meet Gaines at the center of the ring. Gaines nails a spin kick to the gut, follows up with a quick Enzuigiri, and now Luis is stunned!

Persephone: He hits him too hard! Ref, he’s cheating! Disqualify him!

James Peters: Gaines now drives himself back down to the ropes, and he’s charging back to meet Luis, taking him down!… A HUGE CLOTHESLINE CATCHES GAINES! Gaines has himself turning back all around, and now here’s Luis lifting Gaines right back up on his shoulder, aiming for the corner that is in front of him! Here goes Luis, looking to plant a huge move there!…

Rich Russillo: THIS IS!… CHOQUE DE ESQUINA!

Persephone: SI!

James Peters: NO! Lawn Dart is just able to drive Gaines down into the corner, but Gaines can slip out down to the canvas and safely land on both feet, jumping up to his shoulders, and Gaines!… SPIKES HIM! A REVERSE FRAKENSTEINER CONNECTS!

Persephone: This is bullshit!

Rich Russillo: It looks like Gaines is able to fire back on his own this time, and now he’s the one taking advantage of this. The reverse Frankensteiner connects, but he’s not over, picking Luis back to his feet and now hoisting him up to the top rope as both wrestlers are heading up there!… A ROPE HUNG DDT PLANTS LUIS! ROLLS HIM OVER! LUIS IS DOWN AND GAINES WITH A COVER!

Persephone: KICK OUT! KICK OUT!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Persephone: YESSSSSSSSSSS! HE DOES IT! See, I know Luis isn’t that much of a weakling like the two of you who have been saying such generic things about him tonight. And another weakling that he’s fighting right now, look at those young muscles, he’s so strong! Can’t be Rex, that fragile old man can die on any hill he ever wishes to!

James Peters: Gaines continues to make a move here from there, and he’s dragging Luis over down to his team’s corner. Connor has been tagging in while Roberto still tries to call in Luis, but it’s no use!…

( TAG! )

Rich Russillo: A tag has been made, and here comes Scotty Connor! Connor faces Luis, and he quickly lands a flurry of blows using both hands right on the target, going after his gut as Luis remains in the corner in pain from those relentless punches! Luis is going nowhere, and now here comes Connor, dragging him out of the corner, throwing his arm over his head and seizing him completely!… A VERTICAL SUPLEX PLANTS LUIS AT THE CENTER OF THE RING!

Persephone: I hope Murphy breaks up with you.

James Peters: Connor makes his way back to his feet and quickly lands a quick elbow across the jaw of Roberto while he’s still on the apron, sending him out of the ring down to the floor with Valerie coming in to check on him. Connor stands tall by the corner, and while Luis is coming back to his feet, Connor charges out, looking for a running lariat!

Rich Russillo: A SHIN KICK STOPS HIM! Connor is sent struggling back by the sudden kick from Luis. Luis steps in and tries to land more blows, but Connor, with his own forearm, smashes Luis’s jaw into pieces of glass, leaving Luis faintly backing away in discomfort. Connor picks Luis up and turns him back around, hoisting him up and ready to launch him with a German Suplex!

James Peters: A GERMAN SUPLEX BY CONNOR BUT HE’S ABLE TO LAND ON HIS FEET!

Persephone: HAHA! WHAT A STUPID ARMY’S DOG!

James Peters: Luis lands both feet on the ground with Connor turning around to stop him, but another shin kick just bashes into and down Connor to both knees! Luis quickly picks Connor back up and now onto his shoulders, running to the corner!… LAWN DART CONNECTS! CHOQUE DE ESQUINA APPLIES!

Persephone: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Rich Russillo: Down goes Connor, and Roberto is back to the apron as well. Gaines reaches out for Connor, but it’s not going to make it in time. Roberto is closer to Luis than Gaines is to Connor, and Luis makes his way down over to the corner, reaching out to make a tag!…

( TAG! )

Persephone: Oh brother, this guy stinks! Get Luis back!

James Peters: A tag has been made, and here comes Roberto De La Rosa! Running across the ring to the outside corner and quickly kicking Gaines off the apron with a Dropkick that connects! Gaines falls to the outside while Roberto rolls back to his feet, and now he’s charging Connor, who’s still on his knees there! Roberto runs down and tries to knock Connor out, but he’s stopped by an elbow swinging to his jaw! Connor makes a move, sending Roberto down to the ropes!…

Rich Russillo: Roberto finds himself down over the rope onto the apron and he’s seizing the rope there, sending himself rolling back into the ring with Connor, who has just shifted his focus, hitting back into this match… A SLINGSHOT ROLLING THUNDER DROPKICK BY ROBERTO! Roberto is on fire right now, and he just gets right back to his feet. He looks to the outside, sees Gaines trying to get back in, and wastes no time to run through the ropes!… WHAT A SUICIDE DIVE! ROBERTO TAKES GAINES OUT AS WELL!

James Peters: Roberto rolls back inside with Connor scrambling back to shift and holding down his nose still hurting from the Dropkick he has just taken from Roberto. Connor rushes in and swings for a clothesline, but Roberto ducks underneath, turning back around with Connor, dazing him, and landing a sweeping forearm across his jaw! Roberto hits the kick, but Connor can catch the leg!… A KNEE BALANCED ENZUIGIRI HITS CONNOR!!

Persephone: That shit looks like trash! Luis can do it better!

Rich Russillo: Connor finds himself falling back down near the ropes; Roberto has been dominating against him so far, and now he’s back for more. Roberto makes a run and shoots his clothesline, sending Connor to the ropes towards the outside, but that fails. Connor sends him over, and Roberto ends up landing both feet on the apron instead!

James Peters: Connor turns back around to punch him and sends him off the apron, but Roberto is able to catch him in time, pulling him back inside with his own move! Roberto sets him up and now aiming for the moon!…

Rich Russillo: SPRINGBOARD BUT NO! Gaines is able to catch Roberto and has a hold of his leg, causing Roberto to crash his face down to the apron. Gaines falls back, but that’s enough to save his partner in the nick of time! Gaines looks back around and then sees Conor still stunned. Gaines waits for Roberto to hop up onto the apron and calls Connor in. Connor makes his move, and he’s rolling in…

( TAG! )

James Peters: Gaines has returned to the ring as the clock competes for this match and he runs down, quickly charging with Roberto with a knee to the side of his head. Gaines wastes no time, ousting his opponent down to the corner of the ring before catching right back up on his feet, swinging himself down into the ropes as Roberto launches off back to Gaines.

Rich Russillo: Gaines runs in and tries to knock him with a hard clothesline, but Roberto just runs through!… BACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL TURNING GAINES ALL AROUND! Gaines almost has been knocked out by the hard clothesline that just almost took his life away, and Roberto has seen him caught at both knees… WHAT A CURB STOMP! HE CALLS THAT PCR! ROBERTO DROPS INTO A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

James Peters: At the very last minute, Gaines is able to duck out just in time and leaves Roberto behind, feeling a little disappointment that he isn’t able to take down Gaines entirely with that Curb Stomp. But Roberto finds himself rolling back to shift and move, and now he’s springing up, seizing Gaines up and maybe looking for his Piledriver signature!

Rich Russillo: Gaines finally struggles, and he’s able to escape, swiftly landing both feet on the ground and quickly landing a kick across his face. Roberto stumbles back down by the ropes, rebounding back and aiming to nail Gaines back down with a lariat, but it’s no use. Gaines steps backward, evading, and Roberto makes a stop!… A SUPERKICK FROM GAINES!

Persephone: YES! LUIS IS HERE!

James Peters: Luis goes through the ropes to enter the ring, and he’s trying to make a save, knocking Gaines out with a running forearm, but Gaines adeptly ducks underneath that as well!… ANOTHER SUPERKICK KNOCKS LUIS BACK!

Persephone: WHAT?! NO, GET UP! I’LL COME AND HELP!

James Peters: NO! Sit back down, please. You are going to cause him trouble if you get in that ring! Gaines takes both men out on his own, and here’s Gaines at the corner. He’s charging for the knee, and Roberto is up on both knees. Gaines is up there, and it’s not going to be great looking for Roberto if he’s able to hit this!…

Rich Russillo: ONE MORE SUPERKICK FOR A SETUP OF THE KICK KICK KICK, SUPERKICK PARTY!

James Peters: A HANDED CHOP BY ROBERTO STOPS THE MOTION!… CONNECTS HIM WITH ANOTHER ONE!… Roberto seizes him up!… A LIFTING ROLLING CUTTER! EL PEGUE DE MEZCAL COMBOS LAND PERFECTLY! DOWN GOES GAINES! Roberto’s not going to waste much time anymore, and he’s calling Luis up to stand by the apron. He’s aiming for the knee. Roberto pulls Gaines to his feet, and now!… GRITO MEXICANO! A SPINNING HIGH-CROSS SITTING POWERBOMB PLANTS GAINES!

Rich Russillo: Roberto makes his way over to the corner and makes a tag with Luis, who’s already been waiting to launch into this!…

( TAG! )

James Peters: A tag is done by Luis, and he’s in, making his way to the top! Gaines is not moving, and this is the right way to finish this!… HE CALLS THIS…

Persephone: YESSSSSSSSSSSS!

James Peters: DESTRIPADA! DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY LUIS! LUIS ROLLS HIM OVER INTO A COVER!

Persephone: NIOHNTRSJNHJSNHIOJH]-0NHE09JH09E4INHJH09E4J5PIHOE5J09HGKJUB589YHJ8P9BYUO5EIUGET4INOBHY54BYJM54IPOEY3BYJMB5YJUY5BHJOE54J

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Rich Russillo: Connor is back inside, and he’s running in to make a save for his own team-

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: ROBERTO RUNS IN AND JUMPS OVER BOTH MEN DOWN THERE!… TALON DE ÁGUILA CUTS CONNOR IN HALF! SPEAR! ROBERTO CAN PREVENT IT IN TIME!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

( DING DING DING! )

Bella Braxton: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS!… THE TEAM OF ROBERTO AND LUIS DE LA ROSA!… LA FAMILIA!

Persephone: THIS IS MY VOLTAGE!

James Peters: What a way to debut for Luis, and what a way to win for La Familia. Surely, Luis has a bright future ahead of him already, and tonight isn’t so much of a fortunate night for Gaines and Conor. But one thing that we can be sure about is that La Familia has proved wrong once again, securing a victory! Congratulations on your debut win as well, Luis!

( ‘PA’ ROMPERLA’ by Bad Bunny (Feat. Don Omar) then plays as Roberto and Luis De La Rosa join each other inside the ring, with belair Hellstorm calling for both men a round of applause, and the crowd cheering in their victory. Both men stand tall, basking in their triumph, while Kaheyure sits outside the ring, not so content with this, and Conor lies down there in pain. The final shots display the celebration of La Familia before the scene fades into a commercial break.)

(Promotional ad for Road to Redemption, where Andre Walker faces Jamie O’Hara.)

(Sunday Night Voltage fades back into a shot of the arena, with the sounds of ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart beginning to blast through the speakers. The crowd responds with absolutely thunderous boos as the camera goes over to reveal none other than Harper Lee as she makes her way out to the stage. She doesn’t boast the same confidence that she usually does, instead looking very unhappy after what happened last week. She heads straight down the ramp and to the ring.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… HARPER LEE!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Last week we saw Harper give an explanation as to why she betrayed Holly Arrow at Wicked Games after POTARA lost the Unified Tag Team Championships. She didn’t have much time to relish in the fact though, as while she was speaking, she was attacked by Dr. Bethany Blue, who made it known that she believes her problems mean nothing.

James Peters: And we know just what Bethany has gone through as of late, and it’s clear that it’s all seeped over and influenced why she did what she did and attacked her. Now Harper is out here making her way to the ring and it seems she’s going to set the record straight.

Persephone: :francis: How pathetic is this? Luis De La Rosa would never have problems like this, but if he did, they’re not worth handling in the first place considering it’s Dr. Bethany Blue of all people down my throat. Pack it up.

(Harper makes her way up the steel steps and onto the apron, entering into the ring. She immediately takes a microphone from the ringside area as ‘Sweet Dreams’ begins to come to a close. She then begins to make her way toward the center of the ring, bringing the microphone up to her mouth and beginning to speak.)

Harper Lee: I don’t think I need to sugarcoat things, after what happened last week, I’m obviously not in the best of moods. I came out here, and like any logical person would, I explained my actions and what I did at Wicked Games (even though I shouldn’t need to), and told everyone exactly how I felt. Needless to say the truth needed to be heard after a near calendar year of deceit up to that point since the formation of POTARA. Then all of a sudden, I’m getting attacked by Dr. Bethany Blue of all people, who finds it just to berate me and say that my problems don’t matter. Now let’s make one thing very clear before we continue, I have no clue why she attacked me! If I did, if there was some sort of rhyme and rhythm to her actions, then maybe I wouldn’t blame her. But apparently all she had to say for herself is that my problems don’t matter (which they do), and I’m admittingly very unhappy about all of this. So I don’t plan to delve into this whole spiel, I have no reason to go on and on when I can just get straight to the point. I want some well needed revenge on Bethany, and I’m sure she’d be willing to come out here and at least explain what’s going on in her mind if there is anything going on. So go ahead, I’m right here, no reason to sneak attack me or whatever.

(Harper lowers her microphone as she looks toward the stage, the crowd murmuring in anticipation for the arrival of Dr. Bethany Blue. It takes a moment, as there’s a long pause of silence in between Harper closing her statement, and it’s clear that the former Champion’s patience is beginning to run thin. It’s only after quite some time, that ‘Somebody Call Me A Doctor’ by Van Halen is heard blasting through the speakers of the arena. The crowd gives a mix of cheers and boos as the camera goes over to a very unhappy Bethany as she makes her way out. Both her and Harper display extreme levels of dissatisfaction for different reasons, and tonight it seems to be bumping heads. She has a microphone in her hand as she signals for her music to be cut, bringing it up before then beginning to speak.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: I don’t know why I need to come out here and explain myself, Harper. The *real* truth is that you should already know exactly why. You come out here and you run your mouth about petty things that shouldn’t even matter, wasting everyone’s time with hollow words and pleas for sympathy. Needless to say, someone had to do something about it. What I said is what I said, and it’s the fact that I do not care about any of your problems whatsoever. If you really think a tag partner holding you back from your “true potential” is as bad as it gets in this company, then clearly you must have a twisted perception about how things work around here. What you’ve had to deal with this Season apparently is nothing compared to what I’ve had to go through these last couple months. All this bullshit compared to having a comfy position in the Tag Division as Unified Tag Team Champions is not even a comparison that needs to be made. So while people like you have a spotlight shone down on them, even though this is something that, as you said, should be no surprise and something that we should’ve known to be the case from the very beginning, I’m left being persecuted for something that I haven’t even done and my voice not being heard. So I had more than enough reason to attack you, not to mention I just wanted to, and if you can’t seem to connect two and two in your head, then you’re more of an idiot than I imagined.

(Bethany makes her way around the ring and up the steel steps, standing on the apron for a moment, looking directly at Harper, before entering through the ropes inside the ring. The two of them meet face-to-face as everything seems to come to a head. Harper, quite frankly, looks even more unhappy than she was before Bethany came out, she clearly is not taking what Bethany is saying seriously at all.)

Harper Lee: If you really think that my problems don’t matter, then you haven’t walked a mile in my shoes, Bethany. Unlike you, I don’t plateau and settle for mediocrity, every milestone point in my career I want to be better than the last, and needless to say I go out of my way to do everything I can to exceed expectations. When I lost the Universal Women’s Championship last Season, I didn’t expect to be down on my luck for very long, and instead of wallowing in defeat like most people (probably you) were doing, I was thinking of what was next. That led me to the Unified Tag Team Championships, and I don’t think there’s any sort of question that I put even more into that than I ever have. I was willing to settle for this because for a time POTARA was at the top of the world, nothing could stop us, but then when things went awry, Holly wasn’t there to lend a hand. In the biggest match of our tag career, she left me to dry, and led me to lose to the same person that took my Universal Women’s Championship from me. That’s not progression, Bethany, that’s regression, and I felt all the work that I put in crash down right there. This is just an issue that you simply would not understand, Bethany, and the fact that you think you can attack me because of your own problems and the fact you just wanted to, you’re not making matters any better.

Dr. Bethany Blue: You’re not making matters any better by justifying your petty issues with me. I know you, Harper, this isn’t the first time that you and I have interacted with one another. I know how inflated that ego of yours can get, and how bloated you can make situations when you simply do not get your way. I don’t know how you can justify your run as POTARA being worse than what I’ve been going through on Voltage with a serious look on your face, this all has to be one sick and twisted joke on your end. But then again, that might just be how it’s always been for you, and maybe you’re actually serious because the only thing that should matter is Harper Lee regardless of the scenario and you will do anything to justify it. If Wicked Games wasn’t any indicator that things have gone for the worse in my career, and if the following week didn’t say enough either, then I don’t know what else needs to go wrong, Harper, I seriously don’t. I’m tired of it, and I’m sick of people like yourself running their mouths and thinking they know what’s best when we all know that they don’t, and that they’re only looking out for themselves.

Harper Lee: Look, I don’t know what more I need to say that doesn’t just flat out tell you that your problems just aren’t important.

Dr. Bethany Blue: If you want my two cents, I just think that you happen to be wasting everyone’s time with this whole thing. You get it, you cut Holly out of the equation the second she wasn’t doing you any good, we don’t need some long winded explanation when, as you said, it was quite easy to piece together from the beginning. We don’t need you coming out here thinking that you’re justified by continuing to run your mouth and taking away from actual issues that are important on Sunday Night Voltage compared to this. Nobody needs to hear about Harper Lee’s problems, and if there are any that need to be talked about, they are the ones that are beyond people’s control, like mine. So I don’t know why it’s such an issue that I express my concerns when it’s nothing but the truth.

Harper Lee: Cry me a river. Andre interfered in your match so what? Captain Charisma himself said that it was beyond his control, so what are you going to do about it? I’ll give you a good hint and hopefully you listen to my words, move on. Instead of taking your anger out on people who don’t deserve it and clearly have better things to do, how about you be the Elitist who has probably been through a lot worse in her career and go onto whatever pointless endeavor happens to be next for you. Just don’t take all your anger out on me, because the only thing that it’s doing is creating useless problems and that’s the last thing I want especially considering I moved on from the tag division to get away from that in the first place-

(Finally, Bethany has just about enough with what Harper is saying, as she shoves her back. Both of them lower their microphones down as they yell at eachother from a distance, quickly closing the gap and getting in eachother’s faces as they’re practically nose-to-nose with one another. The crowd is getting hyped up as this situation between the two Elitists has finally come to a head.)

Rich Russillo: AND HERE WE GO! HARPER THROWS A PUNCH TOWARD THE HEAD OF BETHANY! BETHANY DOES NOT WASTE ANYTIME RESPONDING WITH ONE OF HER OWN! BOTH OF THEM NOW ARE SENDING STRIKES TO EACHOTHER’S HEADS AS WE HAVE AN ALL OUT BRAWL ON OUR HANDS AT THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TURNED FROM 0 TO 100 VERY QUICKLY!

James Peters: IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, RICH! HARPER AND BETHANY CONTINUED TO DISAGREE WITH HOW ONE FELT ABOUT THE OTHER, AND THEIR PROBLEMS WERE ALWAYS BOUND TO BE ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH ONE ANOTHER AS SOON AS BETHANY ATTACKED HARPER LAST WEEK!

Persephone: Move on damn.

Rich Russillo: WELL IT SEEMS LIKE THEY WON’T HAVE A CHOICE, AS SECURITY IS QUICKLY RUSHING OUT TO THE RING! HARPER AND BETHANY ARE FIGHTING ALL AROUND RIGHT NOW, PUSHING OFF OF THE ROPES AND FALLING BACK INTO THE CORNERS, AND SECURITY PRACTICALLY HAS TO PRY THEM OFF EACH OTHER IN ORDER TO STOP THIS CHAOS!

(Harper and Bethany are shouting at one another as security finally manages to separate them to opposite sides of the ring. The crowd boos loudly, having hoped that this fight could have continued for a little bit longer, and it’s clear that the two Elitists involved would’ve loved that as well. The camera, though, goes to the stage, as while all of that was happening, Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma is seen making his way out with a microphone in his hand.)

Captain Charisma: Ladies, I promise not to take up much of your time, but I understand the problems that the two of you have with one another. It’s clear especially after what happened last week that things have gotten very out of hand, and if I continue to encourage this behavior then what is happening right now is not even going to be the worst of what happens as the weeks go on. So how about this, if the two of you have such a big problem with each other, then you might as well face each other at ROAD TO REDEMPTION!

(The crowd cheers loudly for this, both Harper and Bethany look toward the stage as they continue to struggle, but the both of them have nothing but resounding yes answers to give as they both agree to the match.)

Captain Charisma: Then it is official!

(The crowd erupts one more time, as Harper and Bethany go back to shouting at one another, Captain Charisma disappearing back through the backstage area. The two Elitists are being escorted out from the area, as it’s the last shot seen before Sunday Night Voltage from there begins to fade out and into a commercial break.)

(Promotional ad for Road to Redemption, where Harper Lee and Dr. Bethany Blue face off.)

( Sunday Night Voltage has returned from a commercial break, and Bella Braxton stands tall at the center of the ring, ready to announce the next match. )

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A CASH IN THE VAULT TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

( ‘The Perfect Girl’ by Mareux then plays, all the lights go out, revealing Ruler as he slowly makes his way down to the stage and up, his gaze fixed on the ring from a far distance. Ruler slowly makes his way towards the ring, looking to pick up a win and advance to the next round tonight. )

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST!… FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS!… WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDS!… HE’S THE RULER!… OF!… EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( Ruler enters the ring, slowly sitting at the center, taking his mask off as he looks up to the lights shining on him before they go out. When the lights come back on, ‘The Dark Horse Always Wins’ by Blues Saraceno plays as Kirk Redwood walks out, looking like a badass as always. Redwood has a serious and focused look on his face while making his way to the ring, keeping his eyes on Ruler, undoubtedly focusing on beating him tonight! )

Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT!… FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS!… WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS!… HE’S THE UNKILLABLE!… KIRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!… REDWOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( DING DING DING! )

James Peters: It’s the first round of the Cash in the Vault tournament, and Kirk Redwood takes on Ruler. These two competitors have stark differences. Ruler plays for keeps but doesn’t let anything take over the calm before the storm, while Redwood will do anything in his power to claim what is his. Redwood joins Ruler at the center of the ring, both men meeting in the test of strength, but Redwood quickly releases the hold and now maneuvers behind Ruler, attempting a waistlock. Ruler is back to square one.

Rich Russilo: The Dog of War ensures that Ruler feels like he’s waging a war within the larger battle. Ruler, well-prepared, starts to turn the tables. He stands tall behind Redwood, applying a waist lock, taking him down, and now Redwood finds himself facing the canvas. Ruler, in control, sets Redwood back to square one this time!

James Peters: Ruler takes his time, ensuring the hold tightens its grip, and now he releases the hold. Standing tall, he grabs one of Redwood’s legs, going straight for the Ankle Lock! Redwood is in for trouble soon! Redwood isn’t letting that happen just yet. He uses a free leg to thrust straight into Ruler’s right arm, thwarting the Revolutionizer’s attempt to shift the paradigm. Ruler steps back, patiently waiting for Redwood to get right back away…

Rich Russilo: REVOLUTIONIZER! SPINNING BACK HEEL KICK!

James Peters: ALMOST! Redwood almost has his face met with a hard kick that could have spelled his demise right there but he is still capable of taking control of the situation. Now, he goes right behind Ruler and pushes him towards the ropes. Ruler grabs those ropes, causing Redwood to roll backward away from him and back to his feet. Redwood charges from mid-field straight at Ruler, but Ruler skillfully avoids the attack. Redwood hits the ropes in front… INTO A REBOUND GERMAN SUPLEX THAT PLANTS THE UNKILLABLE!

Persephone: Gosh can we just bring someone else that’s not these two degenerates? I wish my Luis was wrestling right now.

Rich Russilo: Crash and Burn! Redwood surely takes significant damage as the German Suplex just launched him across the ring. What a move by Ruler. Redwood finds himself tumbling back down into one corner after a German Suplex, and here’s Ruler making an approach, standing tall at the corner… A CHOP CONNECTS BY RULER!

James Peters: The Revolutionizer looks to maintain the commitment to his task, swiftly silencing Redwood with a backhand chop across his face. He follows it up by pummeling him in the corner with a flurry of forearms. Redwood might not be moving around soon, presenting a good chance for Ruler to make a move!

Rich Russilo: Ruler has become red-hot in this competition, and the momentum keeps building for him as the chances of him winning this tournament just get more promising. Ruler takes a turn, and now he rushes to the opposite corner-

James Peters: OH HERE COMES KIRK!… STOPPING RULER AT THE OPPOSITE CORNER WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Redwood gains control out of nowhere, using his right shoulder to thrust Ruler while he’s stuck in the corner. Ruler is not in a good position right now as Redwood has quickly dealt a few damaging blows with shoulder thrusts. Redwood now stops and gets Ruler out of there, hooking the arms, and Redwood goes for…

Rich Russilo: A TIGER SUPLEX PLANTS THE REVOLUTIONIZER! Redwood is not done yet; he’s on a roll. He finds himself rolling back to his feet with Ruler stuck in a hold that he’s applying. Redwood stands tall and now looks for the second move coming!… EXPLODER SUPLEX PUTS RULER DOWN!

Persephone: We need to make this match a triple threat immediately and add Luis De La Rosa in there. I can’t watch this without my boyfriend. Did you see that cute smile in the first match? Yeah, we need that. Voltage is his brand and his home. Nobody else deserves it more than him. Hell, why do we let that ugly bastard like Andre be the Gawd contract owner too? Give that to my cutie patootie!

James Peters: You’ve been going a little insane tonight, and we will get you a therapist once this show is over. Anyway, ladies and gentlemen, Ruler has been taken out pretty badly, but Redwood looks to follow things up from there. Ruler finds himself down by the corner, Redwood walks down toward him, and swiftly brings him back to both feet. Now, up to his shoulder, Redwood stands on the second rope, looking to take a swing at Ruler while standing tall up there!

Rich Russilo: Right-hand keeps momentum up. Ruler has become weakened, and the right hand from Kirk keeps wearing down the Revolutionizer. Redwood sees that everything has been set entirely for him to take this spot for his own, and he wastes no time. Redwood grabs the arm and now has Ruler hooked up! Both men stand tall while they are up there, and Redwood looks to shake the ring!…. WHAT A SUPERPLEX! REDWOOD NOW ROLLS INTO A COVER ON RULER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: RULER IS ABLE TO KICK OUT!

Persephone: Did you see the way he kicked out? Who does it like that? That’s such a weird motion, but it’s no surprise coming from this sick fuck. Unlike Luis, he may look emo, but he’s emo in such an attractive way. Ruler? You mention his trivial matters and he’s going to start acting like the kid in the back of the class with an MP5 in their bag.

Rich Russilo: Not a great sight to behold. So far, for Ruler, he gone from dominating against Redwood in this match, and now he’s the one fighting against his demons. Redwood sees that the strategy didn’t work, so he may have to work a little more to make sure that Ruler goes down for good tonight. Redwood rolls back to his feet after a kick out that has just prevented him from winning the match and advancing to the next round. Redwood picks Ruler up to his feet and nails a hard elbow, sending Ruler tumbling back down to the ropes!

James Peters: Ruler has just been rocked by the elbow and is now leaning against the ropes. Redwood steps back to give Ruler and himself some space, then pulls back his right hand as he charges for it!…. A CHOP AND A MISS! Ruler is able to duck underneath and now sends a right kick straight to Redwood’s gut once he turns back around, seizing him and sending him to the opposite side of the ring. Redwood turns around and tosses Ruler down there instead!…

Rich Russilo: Redwood stands by, waiting to catch him, but Ruler is able to jump over and roll back to his feet. What a strategic move by Ruler just there, leaving Redwood unable to predict or counter. Redwood quickly turns to face Ruler, but Ruler nails a right knee to his gut, drops the elbow onto the top of his head, and now seizes for his head… A STIFF LIFTING KNEE DIRECTLY BLOWS HIS FACE OFF!

James Peters: Redwood gets the knee connected to his nose by Ruler. Ruler seizes this moment to gain an advantage, turning Redwood around and hooking him just like how Redwood did to him earlier. Ruler seizes the opportunity… A BRUTAL URANAGE PLANTS THE UNKILLABLE!

Persephone: I have talked about Ruler, but I don’t think I ever want to talk about Kirk Redwood. Good Lord, I remember he said he is a role model for young children, but I wonder what kind of children he’s really been talking about. Surely not wise ones.

James Peters: Redwood isn’t able to hold on for much longer as Ruler is able to strike back, gaining control for this competition. Uranage has planted Kirk, but Ruler is not looking to get this match done just yet. He seizes Redwood by the arm and locks him in a cross armbar! Redwood is trapped, and Ruler is looking to make Redwood tap!

Rich Russilo: Redwood falls a victim once more, and this time, it’s him being trapped in a hold. Redwood isn’t able to do much. He takes a quick look right and left, trying to escape, extending one of his arms, reaching out for the bottom rope with Ruler still having a tight hold of it locked down.

James Peters: Arm might not be able to work there. Redwood has to put his hand above to try to snatch the bottom rope, but it’s no use. Ruler has become much stronger since he got everything under his control. This might be a way for Ruler to get through this!

Persephone: Nope.

James Peters: Wait, look at those legs of his; he’s trying to use them to throw himself down by the bottom rope, and Ruler can’t take much of his focus off that! He needs to disengage his arm and make Redwood bend and down just as quickly as possible! This is very serious!

Rich Russilo: I don’t think Ruler wants that anymore, and he’s going through this himself. Picking Redwood back to his feet…. stomping on both feet! Elbow across the chin by Ruler, grabbing the head and delivering a knee across his head! Redwood stumbles back to the ropes and rebounds back to Ruler. Ruler pops him up… Uppercut connects by Ruler! Ruler seizes Redwood in and this time!… A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB DROPS REDWOOD! RULER HOOKS THE LEGS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: KICK OUT THIS TIME BY REDWOOD! Ruler doesn’t like the way that Redwood has just been kicked out, and he quickly picks Redwood up off the mat, having him stand tall there. Ruler takes a spin back, all around… A SPINNING BACKFIST FROM RULER!… ENZUGIRI FOLLOWS UP! Redwood remains stunned, and it’s Ruler’s turn to make a move. He’s pushing himself off the ground, running into the ropes, and bouncing back away from there to meet Redwood at the center of the ring…

Rich Russilo: OHHHHHHH! A HUGE RUNNING KNEE JUST TURNS RULER INSIDE OUT!

James Peters: Redwood goes down by the side, and now, gaining momentum, Ruler charges right back at him, looking at the way he musters all the strength for this one to be nailed. Redwood has him, and he’s tearing into landing this one on Ruler!… A GERMAN SUPLEX! BRIDGING INTO A COVER AS WELL! REDWOOD HAS HIM!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

Persephone: THREE!

James Peters: NO! RULER IS ABLE TO KICK OUT!

Persephone: Luis would have beat him in 2 minutes, this guy isn’t that tough.

James Peters: A German Suplex takes out Ruler, and Kirk is not looking to pull any stops right here. Coming to both feet is Kirk Redwood, and he’s picking up Ruler alongside him. Redwood has those arms hooked, and he’s looking to plant Ruler with the Braindead Buster!

Rich Russilo: Ruler is able to struggle! He escapes and takes Redwood down by both legs using both of his hands… A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP CONNECTS ON HIS CHEST! Ruler has Redwood beat there, but it’s still not enough to secure a win in this competition. Picking Redwood back up, he hooks both knees, and now Ruler makes a run down to the ropes, rebounding back to him…

James Peters: CATCH THE RAINBOW!

Rich Russilo: Not quite! Redwood has just let those knees land on him, but instead of staying down, he’s instantly turning everything around and getting back to both feet. Seizing Ruler by one of his legs, Redwood looks to apply the Ankle Lock to close this out! Ruler is not letting that happen to him as well. When Redwood didn’t let that ankle lock settle in, Ruler turns back ahead, using his free leg to thrust Redwood backward. Redwood falls back, and Ruler quickly gets to his feet, ready to surge back at Redwood!…

James Peters: A CHOP STOPS RULER! Redwood grabs Ruler and sends him flying down into the corner. Redwood is making a run for himself, going straight at Ruler, looking to clash mid-air, but Ruler is able to catch him with a kick, sending him back inside. Ruler makes his way up the second rope and stands tall there with Redwood still reeling from the kick. Ruler sets his target… DIVING BLOCKBUSTER BY RULER!

Rich Russilo: An impressive move has just been done by Ruler there, and it takes Kirk Redwood completely off guard. Ruler makes his way back to his feet and finds Redwood down there before picking him up alongside with him. Ruler nails a knee to his gut to make sure Redwood won’t go anywhere, now taking full control and turning Redwood all around… BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX DROPS REDWOOD ON HIS NECK! RULER ROLLS HIM OVER INTO A COVER AGAIN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: REDWOOD STILL FINDS A WAY TO KICK OUT!

Rich Russilo: That just makes everything even better for Ruler just there. Ruler has Redwood back to his feet, pulling his head right in and setting it up! Ruler is going for a hard blow that might seal this down for the better just there!… WILL OF NICHOLAS!

James Peters: The DDT didn’t land! Redwood is still aware of what’s coming from him and sends Ruler flying away from him. Ruler landing on both feet, once Redwood has tossed him aside, and he’s trying to nail the Collision, but Redwood is able to duck underneath. Now, he’s up on the second rope and launching back toward Ruler…

Rich Russilo: 50 CAL-

James Peters: MID AIR RV1! BUISAKU KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS! RULER CRAWLS DOWN AND HERE’S A COVER! THIS COULD BE IT!

Persephone: NO, DON’T SAY THAT-

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: AND A KICK OUT! REDWOOD IS ALIVE!

Persephone: You fucking idiot, James. This is why we all hate you.

James Peters: :wtf:

Rich Russilo: It takes a very good measure to land that move there, but Ruler still fails to put down Kirk Redwood. The knee didn’t work, but this might be the way now. Ruler backs to his own feet and we see him standing tall at the turn corner. Redwood rises up, and this is about to be the end of everything! Ruler has everything planned according to his strategy, and he’s going for it. Redwood is on his feet, and Ruler closes in!…

James Peters: REVOLUTIONIZER!

Rich Russilo: SPINS BUT NO! CAUGHT BY REDWOOD AND NOW HOOKS HIM UP!…. BASTARDPLEX PLANTS RULER! WRIST CLUTCH BACK SUPLEX! REDWOOD GOES FOR A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREE-

Rich Russilo: THR- WOAH NO! RULER KICKS OUT! Redwood takes that moment to find himself an opportune angle, and now he’s standing by the corner, calling Ruler to get back up as Ruler slowly rises back to his feet. That’s not a good spot as Redwood rolls down to make a move, and Ruler just got back up!… ROLLS INTO PAROLE VIOLATION! SOMERSAULT INTO A SPEAR-

James Peters: NONONONO! REDWOOD JUMPS RIGHT INTO A POSITION! RULER HAS HIM LOCKED TIGHTLY!… BLOODRAYNE MAKER! SWINGING REVERSE STO BY RULER! NOW A COVER! THIS IS IT!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

( DING DING DING! )

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, WHO WILL BE ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND OF THE CASH IN THE VAULT TOURNAMENT!… RULER!

Persephone: Okay that’s enough. Now bring Luis back, I NEED to see him.

James Peters: What a win by Ruler, making his way to the next round of the tournament! Did you see how fast Ruler was able to seize that opportunity? That came out of nowhere! We thought Redwood had it all under control until the moment Ruler proved us wrong once again! Congratulations on the win, and we’re excited to see what will come for Ruler in the next rounds!

Rich Russillo: Ruler wants to win that briefcase, and at this rate he might just do that. Congratulations to Ruler, who advances to the next round!

( ‘The Perfect Girl’ by Mareux hits the PA system as Ruler slowly sits back, looking back at the completely out Redwood. Ruler remains sitting there, simmering while cherishing his victory as the scene fades. )

(Voltage continues on after Ruler’s victory, fading backstage towards Mia Santoro, she draws a mixed reaction (albeit more favourable to cheers) as she stands alone looking pensive. A lot has happened since Santoro was last on an episode of Voltage. Mia came up short against the increasingly maniacal SALLY at Wicked Games in the Clusterfuck, then lost out to Rory Slate on last week’s Dynasty thus missing out on qualification into the Specialist’s Chamber, and has severed ties with her parents. She remains with her thoughts until a familiar voice calls out.)

???: Hey Mia!

(The response from the fans is less divisive as Donovan Duke emerges, receiving a great reception as he also receives an equally warm response from Santoro who grins on sight. The two have traded interactions over the past few weeks, ‘La Desperada’ and ‘The Oklahoma Storm’ crossing paths amid the latter’s feud with EAW Hardcore Champion TLA including a match as tag team partners.)

Mia Santoro: Donovan! I can’t keep you away these days, cowboy.

(Mia says this in jest, emphasizing her last word as the femme fatale greets her counterpart.)

Donovan Duke: I mean, if you don’t want me hanging around-

(Donovan robotically responds before Mia butts in.)

Mia Santoro: I’m joking Donny, it’s always good to see you.

(Duke is slightly on edge at first but his body language slightly loosens up, coyly chuckling as Mia shakes her head with a smile. The two lock eyes, time is at a standstill as both are at a loss for words. Donovan is in thought, something clearly weighing on his mind whilst Santoro eyes Duke inquisitively. The stalemate is quickly settled as La Desperada resumes.)

Mia Santoro: I’m so sorry that I wasn’t around and I missed you last week. I’d love to have talked but I was over on Dynasty.

Donovan Duke: I know, I saw. The match against Rory Slate. I’m sorry things didn’t go the way we- you wanted it to. I mean if it means anything to you, I think you looked really good out there. And the Clusterfuck Match at Wicked Games? I know that didn’t work out but you outlasted most of the field, including Brianna Hill.

(Initially Mia is apprehensive as Donovan recalls two significant setbacks but this blow is softened by the reminder that Santoro outlasted one of her biggest rivals since joining EAW.)

Mia Santoro: I DID outlast that tramp Brianna, didn’t I? Another reason for her to be jealous of me and what I’ve achieved so far. I’ve done so much in so little time. For example, I beat TLA. Not many people can do tha- Sorry, I wasn’t thinking.

(Donovan downplays the apologetic Mia’s faux pas, shaking his head and chuckling as he diffuses any tension on Santoro’s part.)

Donovan Duke: No, it’s fine, don’t worry about it. TLA is one of the best on Voltage, maybe in EAW. He’s not a champion for no reason. I brought everything to Wicked Games and threw everything at him but TLA just wanted a little bit more. He had just about enough to make me pass out. He won fair and square. It just wasn’t my night.

Mia Santoro: But your night will come. You’ve come closest to beating TLA for the EAW Hardcore Championship, closer than any of his previous challengers and I’ve got a good feeling about the future. There’s a reason why people like you, Donovan, and not just because you’re one of the best wrestlers on Voltage. How do I put it? You’re nice but you’re not too nice. You take risks but you’re smart about it- I’ve learned so much about gambling from you and see things so much clearly now. I know what NOT to do.

Donovan Duke: Yeah, your poker face wasn’t the best at first.

Mia Santoro: Don’t I know it…

Donovan Duke: But you’ve improved leaps and bounds. If we played a round of poker when I met you, I’d have taken all your money but now? I’m sure you’d have some left.

(Mia wraps a strand of her dark hair, curling it around her fingers playfully before replying.)

Mia Santoro: Oh sweetie, we both know you’d never see me go broke. You’re too much of a gentleman to let that happen.

(Duke nods his head in agreement.)

Donovan Duke: That’s true. To be honest, I wouldn’t like to see anybody go broke even if it were my worst enemy. What would I get out of bankrupting them?

Mia Santoro: Their money?

Donovan Duke: Yeah, well, to be honest. The money isn’t why I gamble, it’s one of the reasons but it’s not the main reason. It’s the thr-

Mia Santoro: Thrill of it. The thrill of competition. Wrestling and gambling, aren’t so different. You win some and you lose some. And we’ve lost some lately but it’s only a matter of time before the odds are in our favour.

Donovan Duke: Yeah.

(There’s a moment of overlap as Mia speaks over Donovan, finishing his sentence. It should come to the surprise of nobody that Santoro was able to summarise The Storm’s M.O. It was the mutual interest in gambling that brought these two Elitists on the same page. Donovan’s ‘yeah’ is an understated one, a hushed response as he hears the words taken out of his own mouth.)

Donovan Duke: I didn’t really want to talk to you about gambling. I mean, I’d love to but it’s not my main priority at the moment.

Mia Santoro: Oh?

(A raised eyebrow from Santoro as her expression turns blank, Duke’s cryptic admission leaves her wondering of his intentions. Donovan sighs before resuming.)

Donovan Duke: I just like talking to you. I feel like you get me and I you. Your passion and drive are ferocious Mia, you’ve got a never-say-die attitude that I really admire. I see a bright future for you in EAW, and in life. I’ve enjoyed your company the past few weeks and the more I’ve learned about you, the more I want to continue.

Mia Santoro: So, what exactly is it you’re trying to say?

(Mia’s eyes light up, staring intently into Donovan’s as his monologue has clearly exhausted him to an extent. The former National Elite Champion clenches up as his intentions unravel before him with the uncertainty of how Mia will receive him.)

Donovan Duke: I… I think you know Mia.

Mia Santoro: I can’t be sure until you tell me.

(The vibe is palpable, each word feeling elongated as the situation unfolds. Neither person blinks as their gazes are locked onto each other, Mia’s leer is undistracted as she simultaneously plays with her hair once more. The tension ensues with Mia’s ‘uncertainty’ commandeering a more dominant response from a bashful Duke.)

Donovan Duke: I’m saying that I’d like to spend more time with you.

(Donovan’s reservation subsides as Santoro’s piercing brown eyes have an entrancing effect on him, he naturally finds himself walking toward her. Mia’s grin widens from ear-to-ear and does not linger on Donovan Duke’s admission.)

Mia Santoro: Would you now? Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.

Donovan Duke: You’re not surprised?

Mia Santoro: Not at all, you’re full of surprises Donovan but this? I’m only surprised you didn’t ask me sooner.

(The siren’s aura is unsettling, enough to sidetrack the common man but Duke remains focussed on the matter at hand.)

Donovan Duke: We’ve been a bit… busy, lately.

Mia Santoro: Oh, I don’t know about that. You may have been busy but I’m sure I could’ve found some time for a quick round with you.

(Donovan’s stoic trance wavers momentarily, taken aback by Mia’s suggestive comment. Duke is by no means introverted but the outward comment catches him off guard.)

Mia Santoro: Of Poker!

(Mia’s quick retort alleviates the tension built as Donovan modestly chuckles.)

Donovan Duke: Of Poker! Of course, I knew that!

Mia Santoro: What else could I have meant?

Donovan Duke: A lot of things, actually.

Mia Santoro: Is that so? I stand by what I said… You really are full of surprises.

(Mia’s flirting persists and the excitement is evident as both are at ease, comfortable in each other’s presence. The gentleman in Donovan Duke presides, taking a more chivalrous response to counteract Santoro’s sensuality.)

Donovan Duke: Well, the last thing you need are any more surprises. Here’s me being straight with you, you intrigue me. You’re not the easiest person on the roster to get on with- well, so I’ve heard. But I see something in you. Something that I’ve not seen from anybody else here and you’re pretty-

Mia Santoro: Okay, yes- I’ll go out with you.

(Mia is abrupt in her acceptance, interrupting Duke as he delves into the connection manifesting between the two. There’s a brief embarrassment on Mia’s behalf, having found herself vulnerable for a moment as she found herself lost in the candidness of Donovan’s justification. Donovan pauses as Mia’s outburst is sudden and the response elicits a raucous response from the Washington crowd, their joy more-so for the upstanding Duke rather than the polarising Santoro. Upon realisation of Mia’s answer, Donovan grins.)

Donovan Duke: Yeah?

(Mia nods with a wholesome smile arising.)

Mia Santoro: Yeah. Why not?

Donovan Duke: That’s great.

(Duke reciprocate the warm smile of Mia’s and is gleeful, the #DOMIA murmurs across the EAW universe shall only intensify from tonight. As Donovan’s proposal culminates with the desired answer, there is little left to be said – for tonight, anyway. Santoro’s body rotates to saunter off to leave but not before a parting remark.)

Mia Santoro: So, I guess I’ll be seeing you…

Donovan Duke: You will.

(They share one more gaze of intrigue, albeit briefly. Santoro walks off grinning with an equally – if not more – satisfied Donovan Duke watching her leave with smiling eyes to accommodate the beam on his face. This twinkle is the last visual we get of the scene as the camera transitions to a commercial break.)

(Commercial for EAW 2K24, showing some of the ratings for the Voltage roster members.)

(The camera returns to the ring, where Bella Braxton is standing with a microphone, ready to begin the introductions for tonight’s match.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is a SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER QUALIFYING MATCH… SCHEDULED FOR… ONE FALL!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘KARATE’ by BabyMetal begins to play as Kasai makes her entrance to the ring in vibrant red clothing, a strikingly serious countenance, cracking her neck and knuckles. The audience welcomes her with a slightly mixed reaction, and before long she begins walking down the ramp and towards the ring.)

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM AMANI, KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN!… WEIGHING IN AT 145 POUNDS!… SHE IS ‘THE HUNTRESS’!!!!!!!… KAAAAAAAAASAIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!

James Peters: Here comes Kasai! After an unbelievable performance at The Last Stand against her former teammate, Kasai doesn’t seem to have lost focus on her goals and her victory has only made her more confident. Today here on Voltage, she seems to have no fear of what lies ahead and looks more than ready for the Specialist Chamber!

Persephone: That Nikki girl had zero chance, to be honest.

James Peters: Are you a Kasai fan, Persephone?

Persephone: No. It just says how awful the EAW roster is. Kasai isn’t even good and she still wasn’t losing.

Rich Russillo: Well as James was saying, Kasai is proving her dominance more and more and showing what she’s come for. Let’s see how she does against her opponent who has been firm in her actions, don’t be fooled by Brianna Hill’s pretty face and gentle smile! These two women don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity.

(‘Lost in Paradise ft. AKLO’ by ALI starts to play as Brianna Hill makes her entrance to the ring, always with a smile on her face and good humor, she jumps down the ramp going to greet her fans, the pop for her is big too, well acclaimed by the fans. As she makes it down to ringside she has a bit of a more focused look on her face, knowing the opportunity she has.)

Bella Braxton: AAAAND HER OPPONENT… FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSSES!… WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS!… BRIANNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….
HIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Oh gimme a break! I HATE these guys who look like children’s party entertainers. Then she wonders why she loses so much, for fucks sake…

Rich Russillo: Brianna never loses her animosity, even in hard times, we should really learn from her how to keep a good mood in turbulent times! She’ll be an interesting opponent for Kasai after a brutal duel. This week we saw that Kasai went to Hill tooth and nail, but will Brianna really be shaken by this?

James Peters: There’s no mistaking that Kasai isn’t ready for Brianna, the week has shown very well how hungry both of them are for this opportunity, not just Kasai! You can see it in the way they look, act and even breathe! Hill wants to move on from her defeats, let’s see if she can, and not only that, advance to the Specialists Chamber qualifiers!

Persephone: They all want Bea Valentine’s head now, Dynatsy, Showdown and Voltage, there isn’t one who isn’t aiming for the Specialists title now… Too bad no one is really worthy of holding a belt.

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: And the action begins, without a moment’s delay! Brianna and Kasai are looking at each other as they approach the center of the ring! And… Collar elbow tie up! Classic!! These two know they need this win, they’re confident and they’re going for it! Kasai being the first to gain the advantage.

Rich Russillo: Kasai takes the advantage!!! Sending Brianna hard into the corner of the ring, she takes some distance running the other way and… High big boot to the face of Brianna Hill, who falls bewildered to her knees! The first blow is actually delivered by Kasai, who lights this match on fire!

Persephone: I still don’t see it, it’s barely started and it’s already boring!

James Peters: Kasai with both feet in the ring and Brianna on her knees, not a very good position for Hill!!! Kasai goes for the shot, she doesn’t waste a second. The Huntress then returns to the middle of the ring, waiting for Brianna, who faces her. Both go to the middle, Kasai circles Hill and Hill circles Kasai. Kasai seems to be preparing for a knee strike, which she intends to land on Brianna Hill’s face at any moment!

Persephone: Hell nah, I’m going to sleep, bye.

Rich Russillo: She runs and goes AND- AND IT DOESN’T CONNECT, BRIANNA WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME!!! Brianna Hill ducks and then gets up behind Kasai, without wasting any time Brianna runs to the ropes and when Kasai turns around SHE IS ABLE TO DELIVER A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!!!! Returning the damage to Kasai’s head!!!

Persephone: Damage? You call that damage? You know very well they haven’t done anything even slightly impressive yet. Stop giving them credit they don’t deserve.

James Peters: You have to realize Persephone, these two women are strongly fighting for a spot that will grant them the opportunity to become a Champion! Brianna is on the advantage now, running to the corner where she can feel Kasai earlier, climbing the ropes going for the top turnbuckle, what is she planning this time? … Kasai slowly gets to her feet, AND MISSILE DROPKICK ON THE CHEST BY BRIANNA HILL!!! KASAI FALLS AGAIN, SHE NAILED IT!

Rich Russillo: YOU’RE RIGHT, BEAUTIFUL MISSILE DROPKICK, HOWEVER KASAI IS QUICKLY BACK UP TO HER FEET!!! Even feeling the pain of Hill’s two feet on her chest sending her against the mat, KASAI CATCHES BRIANNA OFF GUARD BY TAKING HER TO THE MAT FOR AN ARMBAR!!! Kasai doesn’t intend to let go of Hill, this pain might be too much for Hill!

Persephone: Yeah, I get it, I couldn’t care less. It looks like the girl isn’t smiling so much anymore, maybe this means Brianna will tap out so we can end this one early.

Rich Russillo: Kasai won’t let Brianna touch the ropes at all, she seems to be finding it difficult and is in moments of suspense trying to move! …SHE’S…GETTING CLOSE AND…ROPE BREAK! ROPE BREAK BY BRIANNA HILL, KASAI IS FORCED TO LET GO! That was a close one!

James Peters: Kasai seems really invested in submission techniques, she beat Nikki Kimura using her Burning Empress at The Last Standing, will we get that this time? …

Rich Russillo: Kasai runs into a Running Knee- SHE MISS IT!!! Brianna rolls to the side of the rope, both face to face, RIGHT HAND IN KASAI’S MANDIBLE!!! KASAI ALSO HOLDING ON TO THE CORDS, Brianna is finding it a bit difficult but doesn’t let go, Kasai takes steps away but wastes no time AND GOES FOR A SPINNING ELBOW-

Rich Russillo: BUT THERE’S ANOTHER COUNTER BY BRIANNA! Brianna dodges and delivers a knee to Kasai’s abdomen, knocking her backwards, and here comes a BULLDOG BY BRIANNA, she uses the ropes to her advantage, actually saving her from the hands of The Huntress. Kasai goes crashing to the floor, Brianna is finding her arm still in trouble from Kasai’s Armbar!

Persephone: I can’t believe she’s beating this girl. I guess it’s two bozos then, this show never gets any better…

James Peters: It’s about to get even better, Persephone! Kasai stands up with her eyes focused on Brianna Hll, hitting her with a punch to the jaw! Did you hear that?! Kasai fights back, trying to stand her ground, she’s still alive in this fight, Brianna won’t be finishing Kasai off any time soon!.. The Huntress continues to deliver a series of blows to Brianna’s body, who can only defend herself.

Rich Russillo: But you see, James, if Kasai really wants to stay alive, she’ll have to be more agile! Brianna is defending herself, Kasai apparently manages to get her to the ropes on the other side of the ring, where she performs an Irish Whip to the side, Brianna hits back GOING INTO KASAI’S ARMS, SPIKE! SPIKE DDT! DDT BY KASAI!!! Planting Brianna’s head on the floor.

Persephone: Finally some minimally interesting movement. And look, this incompetent idiot isn’t even moving!

James Peters: That’s right, Persephone! Brianna finds herself immobilized by Kasai’s Spike DDT AND KASAI GOES FOR A PINFALL!!! TO QUALIFY FOR THE SPECIALISTS CHAMBER!

OOOOONEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOO-

Rich Russillo: KICKOUT BY BRIANNA HILL!!! SHE’S STILL HERE! And she catches Kasai with a ROLL UP!!! KASAI IS ONCE AGAIN SURPRISED AS BRIANNA LOOKS TO POTENTIALLY STEAL ONE!

OOOONEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: KASAI KICKS OUT, she doesn’t get caught off guard this time!!! BOTH GET UP, KASAI GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE AND SHE-

Persephone: MISSES???? CAN ANYONE HIT A MOVE FOR ONCE!?

James Peters: THAT’S RIGHT, BUT ONLY BECAUSE THERE WAS A COUNTER BY BRIANNA, KASAI HAS BEEN TAKEN, BRIANNA HOLDS KASAI’S ARM, SHE GOES FOR ‘FAVORITE DAZE’!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO NO NO!!! KASAI WON’T LET UP THIS TIME! Kasai manages to break Brianna’s movement and pushes her off with a HIGH KICK THAT HITS BRIANNA IN THE FACE, SHE’S DOWN! SHE’S DOWN! What a horrible sound, straight in the nose! Hill rolls into the apron.

Persephone: Music to my ears!

James Peters: Brianna Hill screams in pain after that, that couldn’t have felt good. Kasai manages to recover from her shock, it would be a serious injury if Hill’s signature was successful… AND NOW KASAI PULLS BRIANNA BY THE ARMS, BACK INTO THE RING, AND NOW KASAI APPLIES A CROSSFACE!!! CROSSFACE BY KASAI! ANOTHER SUBMISSION, Kasai really showing her skills tonight when it comes to submissions, as Brianna is in a lot of trouble!

Persephone: Do you hear that? That’s the song I mentioned!

Rich Russillo: I wouldn’t call those screams “music”! Brianna is steadfastly trying to keep at it, she raises her hand, she tries, she struggles, but Kasai keeps brutally pulling her body towards the center of the ring, will she tap? SHE WILL? SHE… WILL…. SHEEEE….

James Peters: NO! SHE’S NOT TAPPING! SHE PUSHES KASAI TO THE EXTREME BUT SHE’S NOT TAPPING TONIGHT!!!!… Brianna executes a successful escape, OPENING KASAI’S HANDS IN HER FACE!!!! Unexpected strength from Hill, who takes a few steps away!!!

Rich Russillo: KASAI GETS UP QUICKLY, RUNNING TO BRIANNA, KASAI GOES FOR- NO!!! BRIANNA GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE!!! KASAI STANDS UP, ANOTHER ONE BY BRIANNA HILL, ANOTHER ONE!!! KASAI ON FEET AGAIN, AND BRIANNA GOES FOR THE THIRD CLOTHESLINE ACROSS KASAI!!!

James Peters: WHAT A COMEBACK BY HILL!!! That was a really great sequence of moves, she’s still feeling the consequences of Kasai’s crossface, but she’s really pulled herself to the EXTREME now. She’s doing the possible and the impossible to keep herself together! She can barely stand, they’re both taking their time now… Kasai needs to recover and FAST! Brianna heads out to the apron, what does she have planned?

Persephone: Yeah, but if she really wants to impress anyone here, she’ll need to do more than just run away like a helpless puppy and give a few clotheslines…

James Peters: You’re quite the talker today, Persephone!

Persephone: Well I got to see Luis De La Rosa tonight, so I could endure this I guess.

Rich Russillo: AND THERE GOES THE HUNTRESS RUNNING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING, JUMPING AND CONNECTING WITH A TOPE CON HILO, LAUNCHING HERSELF AT BRIANNA!!! Kasai is HUNGRY for another victory for sure, and I can see why given what’s on the line! Even after three clotheslines from Brianna Hill, Kasai gets back to her feet, and manages to throw herself out of the ring, taking advantage of Hill being on the apron, they both go down!!!

James Peters: Really exciting maneuver by Kasai, both are down, creative way to use Topé Con Hilo. Brianna tries to recover, Kasai or Brianna? Kasai or Brianna, who will get it first? Kasai too, who will get up first?

James Peters: AND WE’RE BACK IN ACTION AS IT LOOKS LIKE BRIANNA IS THE FIRST TO START PUSHING HERSELF BACK UP!!! I THINK AT THE LAST SECOND SHE SAVED HERSELF, CAUSING KASAI TO TAKE MOST OF THE DAMAGE! BRIANNA HILL! WHAT A TURN OF EVENTS HERE AS THE ACTION HAS SPILLED OUT TO RINGSIDE! SHE’S WAITING FOR KASAI, EYES ALERT… Really, Brianna’s eyes are full of hope, it’s clear, she knows she can’t fail….

OOOONEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOO!!!

Persephone: SPEAR!!! THAT’S IT, SPEAR!!!!

Rich Russillo: OH GOD ALMIGHTY- SPEAR BY BRIANNA HILL, SENDING KASAI TO THE BARRICADE OUT OF NOWHERE! Kasai was using the barricade to try and get back up, but Brianna just came out of nowhere and put an end to that! Brianna now pulling Kasai back to her feet, banging her head on the barricade, taking a chance to damage Kasai!!!

James Peters: KASAI IS DOWN!!!! Brianna went for it and it WORKED!!! Hands to the head, clearly some damage there, she can feel it and it might not be good! Both of them, both of them are in pain right now! Meanwhile the referee is still counting, and this match could very well end in a countout!

THREEEE!!!!!!

FOOOUUUURRRR!!!!

James Peters: Brianna this time uses the barricade to get up, once again she will try something. SHE’S UP! BRIANNA IS BACK TO HER FEET!

Rich Russillo: Brianna rolls into the ring, BREAKING THE COUNT, RETURNS OUT OF THE RING, SHE’S STILL NOT FINISHED!!!! She just reset the count, which starts again now!

James Peters: That’s right, Kasai is still down, the spear hit her hard and unnoticed. Brianna rolls out of the ring, approaches, grabs Kasai by the hair to lift her up! At the same time, she landed a few punches on Kasai’s sore spot!!! And what is she planning? KASAI IS ABLE TO KICK BRIANNA’S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HER THOUGH, AND THAT CAN’T BE GOOD! Kasai drops down to a knee temporarily, but she gets back up and connects with a forearm to Brianna!

Persephone: Can’t these bloody fools stand up? Oh my God!

OOONEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Rich Russillo: KASAI DOES A DRAGON SCREW! BRIANNA FALLS, AN INJURY TO THE KNEE IS NOT IDEAL FOR SOMEONE WHO IS TRYING HARD TO WIN, come on Brianna, you were doing so well. Kasai up! IT’S VERY CLOSE!!!! BRIANNA HILL WAS PLANNING SOMETHING, SHE WAS DOING WELL, BUT KASAI KEPT HER FOCUS.

THRRRRREEEE!!!

Persephone: Doing a good job? Not even close, when is all this shit going to end?

Rich Russillo: Switching positions with Brianna, now The Huntress grabs her by the hair, dropping her, Kasai is panting and won’t let her get away, Brianna is still in severe pain, SHE’S VULNERABLE! I wonder what Kasai will come up with next!

FOOOOOOUUUURRRR!!!!!

James Peters: Kasai climbs onto the apron, but it doesn’t look like she’s looking for a countout! Instead she has something in mind as Brianna Hill is getting back up!

Persephone: That dumb bitch, just throw Brianna into the ring!

Rich Russillo: KASAI IS HEADED UP TO THE TOP ROPE, AND NOW SHE DIVES OFF, TAKING OUT BRIANNA WITH A DIVING MOONSAULT!!!! THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS, AND NOW LOOK AT KASAI!

James Peters: Kasai lifts Hill up, with difficulty but she manages it, the lights seem to have gone out for Brianna!!! Kasai sends her into the ring, AND NOW KASAI HEADS UP TO THE TOP ROPE ONE MORE TIME, BEFORE DIVING OFF AND CONNECTING WITH THE KITSUNE’S BLESSING!!!! IT CONNECTS, AND KASAI WASTES NO TIME! SHE GOES FOR A PIN, TO ENTER THE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER!!!!!!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEEE….

TWOOOOOOOOOO…..

THRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERE’S YOUR WINNER… ‘THE HUNTRESS’ KAAAAAAAAAASAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: THAT’S IT, WHAT A GRAND FINALE BY KASAI, WHO ADVANCES TO THE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER!!!! This was Hill’s perfect chance to prove herself, but unfortunately the result wasn’t what she wanted. Keep your head up, Brianna! Excellent performance from both of you!!!

Persephone: No, give up and leave.

James Peters: CONGRATULATIONS KASAI!!!! And great match, Brianna!!! The future of EAW looks exciting! Congratulations to both of you, and good luck to Kasai, who now has the opportunity to become the Specialists Champion!

(‘KARATE’ hits, and Kasai slowly pushes herself back to her feet as, for the most part, the fans cheer. She has her hand raised by the referee, meanwhile Brianna Hill slowly rolls out of the ring. Kasai takes a bit to take a breather after that match, but the last shot is her celebrating her victory as Voltage fades out.)

(Commercial for The Marvel’s, in theaters now!)

[SCREENBAR: PREVIOUSLY RECORDED]

(Sunday Night Voltage opens up to show the backstage area of Beasley Coliseum, where the show is taking place tonight. Right now, it’s not in the present moment, but just a little before the night’s festivities kicked off. The camera goes to focus on the designated backstage interview area, where everything is set up, and standing at center stage is Voltage Backstage Correspondent Sofia Clarke. She has a smile on her face and a microphone in her hand, as she brings it up before beginning to speak.)

Sofia Clarke: Sunday Night Voltage is just mere minutes from getting underway, but before we kick things off, I have a very special guest with me here tonight. Please welcome at this time, the newest member of La Familia… Luis De La Rosa!

(The camera pans over to show Luis De La Rosa as he walks into the scene, greeting Sofia with a smug expression on his face as she continues to speak.)

Sofia Clarke: Luis, thank you for joining us tonight.

Luis De La Rosa: No hay ningún problema, chica.

Sofia Clarke: As we saw last week, you made your arrival to the Sunday Night Voltage on behalf of your older brother, the 24/7 Contract holder Roberto De La Rosa, as the newest member of La Familia. I just wanted to get your thoughts on that.

Luis De La Rosa: What do I really need to say? The strongest group in Sunday Night Voltage only gets stronger with my presence. I know mi hermano Roberto and Valerie already had some gratifying words to say about me, and I could toot my horn even further, but all I will say is wait until tonight when I make my in-ring debut. You’ll see exactly what I’m capable of, and the scope of La Familia as a result We are not anyone to look over, and it is only a matter of time before we’re at the very top of this brand.

Sofia Clarke: That’s definitely interesting to hear, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re excited to see what you have to bring to the table not just for your group, but for the entirety of Voltage as well. But while we’re on the topic, it’s been made apparent from what happened on Dynasty that you’re starting off hot, with having already confronted The Jaded Hearts and making it known that La Familia is after the Unified Tag Team Championships. Do you have any thoughts on that at all?

Luis De La Rosa: Well it certainly is a way to make an impact-

(Before Luis can continue what he’s saying, a loud squeal is heard in the background. He raises an eyebrow in confusion, turning over as someone timidly begins to make their way into the scene, perhaps scared of what’s to come.)

Persephone: Hi.

(Luis chuckles as Voltage Commentator Persephone Tsitsipas is seen standing before him. She looks up at him like the stars have aligned, and the two share a very one-sided moment where she stares into his gleaming dark brown eyes. This is the moment she has been waiting a very long time for, to meet the person that she has longed for from the moment she laid eyes on him last week on Sunday Night Voltage. Though it may seem like a spur of the moment thing, it seems that Persephone doesn’t have many regrets.)

Persephone: It is… so nice to meet you.

(Persephone shakingly holds out her hand so that he can shake. Luis, hands in his pockets, looks at Persephone, a sly grin showing on his face. The reaction that she had to him when he first arrived to Sunday Night Voltage was not something that was overlooked by him. He expected a positive reaction, especially from his own family, but he was lying if he said he even anticipated this. Luis takes a hand out of his pocket, shaking Persephone’s who is now visibly shaking from even making contact with him.)

Luis De La Rosa: It is very nice to meet you, chica. I rewatched the footage from my debut, you had quite the reaction to my arrival. Estoy halagado.

(A slight quiver is heard in the voice of Persephone as she lets out a sigh of relief. Ultimately after a very long and quite uncomfortable handshake, they break apart, Luis stuffing his hand back in his pockets.)

Persephone: T- Thank you. You said to hit you up anytime, so I promised myself as soon as I saw you I would introduce myself! Though it seems… you already know me. 🥴

Luis De La Rosa: I will say, this outpouring of love is certainly a welcome surprise. But what’s even more of a surprise though, is how someone as hermosa as yourself has to spend their time chasing people instead of letting them come to you.

(Persephone is having a really hard time getting words out at the moment. But despite that she somehow manages to muster out a response.)

Persephone: I try, but I don’t think people look at me very fondly considering who I am as a person. Apparently, I come off as very bitter and aggressive, and although I don’t personally see that myself, it’s really turned people off from talking to me. I tried with… you know… but that didn’t work out and the only thing I got in return was yelled at for trying to help. I’d do anything for anyone that I love, and I consider myself to be a very caring and passionate person, just in my own special way. I hope you understand that…

(Luis can’t help but smirk again as he listens to what Persephone has to say.)

Luis De La Rosa: Personality is the most defining part of a woman, if it’s boring, then really what is the point? Mi hermano mayor Roberto has told me about you and your personality, and I do not believe that is something that you should be ashamed of whatsoever. I don’t know what problems you may have with whoever it is that you were trying to go after before, but they don’t deserve you if that’s how they decide to react to your kind gestures. Take it from me-

(Before Luis can continue, his phone is heard buzzing in his pocket. He takes it out, seeing that he has a phone call, answering it before putting it to his ear. Persephone waits patiently for him to finish as she takes the time to check him out and admire his mere presence.)

Luis De La Rosa: Hello? Yes… I had to make a quick detour… :mjlol: none of your business, señor… yes, the match, eso es trabajo fácil, there’s no need to worry about that. You and Valerie get yourselves comfortable, I’ll be there soon… yes… goodbye.

(Luis hangs up the phone, putting it back in his pocket, as he looks back over at Persephone with a charming look that could damn near put her on life support.)

Luis De La Rosa: Lo siento mucho, I have places to be. Gracias for introducing yourself to me, it was good to get to know you a little bit more, I hope I made it worth your time.

Persephone: It was VERY worth my time.

(Luis gives a small chuckle, nodding his head.)

Luis De La Rosa: Good to hear. Maybe we’ll see eachother around sometime, si?

(Luis gives a wink at Persephone, a gesture to indicate willingness, before turning around and making his way out of the scene, headed toward the locker room of La Familia. The camera then focuses entirely on Persephone, who stands there, starstruck, needing to comprehend this for a good minute before finally managing to utter some words.)

Persephone: Oh my God…

(THUD!)

(Persephone can’t control herself, as all of a sudden, out of overwhelming love and passion, she falls backward and passes out on the concrete floor. She’s practically twitching on the floor in joy, exuberant that this interaction even came to be.)

Persephone: 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

(The camera pans up to Sofia Clarke, who hasn’t left the scene after her interview was rudely interrupted. She is in awe about what she just witnessed, tugging at her collar before looking around the backstage area.)

Sofia Clarke: Can we… uh… get some help out here?

(Sofia shuffles away as Persephone continues to shake uncontrollably on the floor, it being the last shot seen as from there Sunday Night Voltage begins to fade back to the present moment and to the commentary desk.)

Persephone: I can neither confirm nor deny my presence at the scene of the crime.

Rich Russillo & James Peters: :cmon:!!!

Persephone: :noah:!!! But can you blame me??? He’s just so PERFECT! I know I say this about a lot of people, but I do believe that there is nobody out there that is like him. He’s one-in-a-million! If he opens his heart to me, I feel like this could be the start of something amazing! You have to understand where I’m coming from.

Rich Russillo: You seem to have moved on awfully quick from Re-

(SLAP!)

Persephone: SHUT UP!

(Rich rubs the side of his face in pain as Persephone continues to swoon over her new found lover, the camera transitioning back to the ring.)

(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: And it is a first round match in the Cash in the Vault Tournament!!!

(It Ain’t Safe by Skepta hits to boos from the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first from Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom weighing in at 240 pounds he is “The Tyrant” Charlie Marrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

(Charlie Marr makes his way out to the stage, mocking the fans who are angry with him for his recent actions. He has a large grin on his face, clearly satisfied with what he’s done. Before long, he begins walking down the ramp, heading towards the ring as the loud boos continue, which Charlie completely ignores.)

Rich Russillo: These fans clearly are not pleased with Charlie Marr faking his retirement. But it is clear Charlie doesn’t care at all. And we all know what he is capable of. He might just win this whole tournament!

James Peters: Champagne Charlie did indeed retire and Charlie Marr has returned. What does that mean? Nothing good I am sure.

(‘We Won’t Back Down’ by Ra hits to cheers from the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent from Liverpool, England weighing in at 185 pounds he is “The Natural” Mattias Burkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

(Mattias Burke comes out to the stage, and he has a smile on his face as he looks out at the cheering fans in attendance. He begins heading to the ring, and as he heads down the ramp he looks focused, knowing what kind of match he has ahead of him.)

Rich Russillo: Mattias Burke might not be from Voltage but he is a breath of fresh air. I admire his positivity and passion!

James Peters: He is a class act for sure. If only all of the rookies we get around here were like him. This young man has a bright future! But he is facing a fellow Brit in Charlie Marr and unfortunately for him one with much more experience. But we will see if he can overcome the legend here tonight!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: We are underway now as Charlie Marr and Mattias Burke are squaring off in the ring looking ready to get to wrestling in this Cash in the Vault Tournament Round 1 Match. A very important match indeed as if they can win this tournament it will be very career changing for either of them. The crowd appears to be solidly behind Mattias Burke here despite Charlie Marr being native to Voltage. But that is probably why they are booing him because they know Charlie so well and after his actions in faking retirement it definitely does not look like the crowd is ready to forgive him. Charlie isn’t caring at all as he methodically stares down his opponent in the opposite corner. Both men staring each other down as they plan their first move and it will be interesting here to see what they will go for to start. Slowly they move out into the middle of the ring looking to lock up. Charlie maneuvers around Mattias before they eventually lock up in the middle of the ring!

James Peters: Mattias Burke manages to twist Charlie Marr around into a Side Headlock.. But Charlie breaks free of it and Mattias goes around behind with the arm wrenching it to keep Charlie in his control. Charlie worms out of that as well but Mattias quickly grabs the head of Charlie into a Headlock and then uses his leg to push Charlie down to one knee for extra leverage. Charlie being brought down with that Headlock as Mattias looks to ram him face first into the mat! No! Charlie not letting himself be brought down as he holds himself up with his leg but Mattias using his full body weight slowly pulling Charlie down to the mat while keeping his head locked in. Charlie crumples forward on the mat eventually his shoulders hit the mat and the referee is counting I am not even sure Charlie is aware!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-

Rich Russillo: Kick out by Charlie Marr who manages to use all of his strength to get out of that situation. Mattias Burke still has the headlock applied as Charlie is now using the momentum to power back up to his feet. But Mattias drives his elbow in hard to the arm of Charlie before flipping him over with a Snapmare Takedown but continuing to have the headlock applied. Mattias throws himself up onto Charlie for another cover!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-

James Peters: Charlie Marr back up again and I really didn’t expect Mattias Burke to be so lethal here with a simple headlock but Charlie literally seems to be unable to escape from it. But maybe I have spoken too soon now as Charlie slowly back up to his feet. Charlie leaps into the air and falls with his full body weight tossing Mattias away from him and Mattias rolls over on his back. But he still has the headlock applied! Mattias just will not let go of this basic rest hold and how is Charlie even going to get out of it?

Persephone: Wow this rest hold has been applied far too long. Imagine how many viewers are changing the channel right now!

Rich Russillo: Hopefully none because we have a lot more great Voltage action where that came from! Both men back up and it looks like Charlie Marr was finally able to maneuver into a position where he can throw some shots to the gut of Mattias Burke! Charlie punches Mattias forcing him to break the hold and then picks him up dropping him with a Scoop Slam! But Mattias holds onto the head of Charlie as he slams him taking him over too and getting Charlie right back where it all began! Charlie really can’t escape this! Maybe he should have applied some extra grease to his dome before the match tonight!

James Peters: Don’t give him ideas. He will find ways to cheat and I am sure he will find a way out of this hold eventually but he is in a bad way now. Charlie Marr down on the mat with Mattias Burke on top of him with the headlock applied and Mattias has Charlie pinned down in all ways but his shoulders. Which is good for Charlie as he stays alive in this match. Charlie rolls over onto his stomach trying to get back to his feet. Charlie tries to swing his foot over to the ropes but Mattias pulls him back into the middle of the ring. Charlie forces himself back up and then lunges full speed throwing Mattias back into the ropes! But Mattias spins around! Charlie is not letting him get out of it however as he manages to pin Mattias back first into the corner and now Mattias really has no choice but to let Charlie go.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV-

Rich Russillo: Mattias Burke breaks it up just before the five count as Charlie Marr immediately takes advantage of the situation and begins unloading straight right hands into the face of Mattias. Charlie is pissed off clearly not a fan of being trapped in that headlock for so long and now Charlie is free and unloading his frustrations just punching at the face of Mattias. The referee now getting involved to warn Charlie about those punches but somehow I doubt that a warning is going to stop him. Mattias taking a beating in the corner and falls to the ground eventually as Charlie continues to batter Mattias with repeated stomps stomping a mudhole into him in the corner. Mattias struggling back up to his feet as Charlie slaps him across the face. Very disrespectful but Mattias shoves Charlie out of the corner hard! Mattias comes firing out of the corner with back chops to the chest. Charlie was trying to bully Mattias here in the corner but Mattias won’t take it lying down!

James Peters: Mattias Burke battling back as suddenly he lunges at Charlie Marr tackling him with a Lou Thesz Press and throwing punches. Mattias getting some payback here on Charlie who squirms out of it back up to his feet! Charlie shoves Mattias off the ropes as Mattias comes flying back with a Running Shoulder Tackle knocking Charlie down. Mattias climbs on top of Charlie and applies a Camel Clutch! But Charlie with hard elbow shots to throw Mattias off him and knocking him backwards into the ring! Mattias immediately rolls back up and grabs Charlie twisting him downward into a Triangle Choke. Mattias on the back of Charlie now who is using all of his power to get back up and knock Mattias off him but Mattias is using his full body weight to pin Charlie down on his stomach in the ring.

Persephone: Can we just ban submission holds altogether?

Rich Russillo: I’m afraid not my queen. Submissions and technical wrestling are an integral part of the sport! But it looks like this particular submission will not last much longer as Charlie Marr is showing impressive strength and determination to power back up to his feet! Mattias Burke is holding onto the back of Charlie trying to maintain the hold! But Charlie leaps backwards! No Mattias releases just in time causing Charlie to throw himself back and hit the back of his head on the ring! Mattias quickly slides back onto Charlie and hooks the arm into a Cross Armbreaker. Mattias literally latching onto whatever body part of Charlie he can reach! But Charlie is standing back up and uses an arm drag to throw Mattias off him! But Mattias holds on! Mattias holding on taking Charlie down along with him! The armbar is still applied and Mattias showing no signs of letting go! Charlie forcing himself back up to try and escape once again.

James Peters: This time Charlie Marr lifts up Mattias Burke high in the air but prevents the arm drag! Charlie collapses face first but slides under the bottom rope to escape as the referee forces Mattias to release the hold. Charlie rolls to the outside of the ring now looking to recover as he has finally escaped Mattias! Or maybe not! Mattias comes running in with a Suicide Dive to the outside of the ring! But Charlie Marr caught him! Charlie catches Mattias and spins him around slamming him back first into the side of the barricade! Mattias yelling out in pain now as this could be the opening that Charlie needs! Both men down on the outside now as Mattias and Charlie slowly recover and return to their feet! But will they make it in time? The referee is counting down!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NIN-

Rich Russillo: Mattias Burke lunges towards the ring and makes it back in time! So does Charlie Marr! Both men have beaten the count.

Persephone: Deep breathes. It will be okay. You will get through this. 😀

James Peters: Both men brawling back in the ring now as Mattias Burke kicks Charlie Marr’s leg and climbs up to the top rope. Burke now going high risk as he hits a Flying Crossbody into the arms of Charlie! Charlie catches Mattias and twists him around into a Spinning Side Slam! Charlie into the cover!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Kickout by Mattias Burke! Mattias back up as Charlie Marr quickly takes him down with a Running Uppercut! Charlie got all of that one as Mattias looks dazed like he doesn’t know where he is as he sits back up. Mattias eats another Running Uppercut to the jaw from Charlie who is holding his neck in pain clearly still suffering from what Mattias did to him earlier. Mattias staggers into the ropes as he pulls himself up. Charlie whips Mattias across the ring before kicking him forward! Mattias falls over as Charlie grabs the leg of Mattias and twists him around into an Ankle Lock! Charlie getting that Ankle Lock applied now right in the middle of the ring and Mattias might have no choice but to tap out here! Mattias struggling to make it to the bottom rope! He is desperate and crawling across the mat to get to the ropes! But can he make it in time??? Mattias is almost there! He reaches out desperately to get the rope and not have to tap out here tonight!

James Peters: Mattias Burke makes it to the bottom rope! He gets his hand around the rope and the referee forces the break!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

James Peters: But Charlie Marr is refusing to break the hold! The referee yelling at Charlie and he finally breaks it! Mattias Burke holding his leg in pain as he slowly pulls himself back up. Thumb to the eye by Charlie as Mattias staggers back against the ropes… Charlie lifts Mattias up… and drops him neck first over the rope! Charlie now with a Running Knee drop right to the neck of Mattias as he coughs and struggles to breath! Charlie now stomping away at the neck taking the air out of his opponent by force here tonight! This is what Charlie is willing to do for that Cash in the Vault briefcase! Clearly doesn’t care if he damages the neck of his opponent one bit!

Rich Russillo: Mattias Burke rolls out onto the apron but Charlie Marr grabs him and pulls him up over the top rope… Suplex into the ring! No! Charlie twisted it around in midair and connects with a Brainbuster! Mattias spiked down right on the top of his skull as Charlie slides into the cover! It has got to be over now!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: The kickout by Mattias Burke! Charlie Marr looks a bit surprised there. He thought he has knocked Mattias Burke out completely!

Persephone: I definitely feel like I’m going to be out completely soon at this rate.

Rich Russillo: Charlie Marr grabs the arm of Mattias Burke and drags him out into the center of the ring. Charlie then yanks the arm of Mattias down and locks him into a Crossface! Right in the middle of the ring! Mattias most definitely has to tap here! There’s no other choice! Mattias flips himself over to his back but somehow Charlie still has the hold applied! Mattias trying to roll over further to get to the ropes! Wait Charlie’s shoulders are pinned here!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: No! Charlie Marr realizes in time and rolls back over releasing the hold and avoiding defeat. Mattias Burke very crafty and nearly managed to steal one right there. That would have been an upsetting way to go out for Charlie for sure. Charlie now putting extra pressure on that hold possibly out of revenge for what Mattias just tried to do. Charlie wants to put him away for good now more than ever! But Mattias is fighting out of it! Mattias breaks free and gets back to his feet as Charlie is forced to relinquish the hold! Mattias throwing shots and elbows he is firing back! Hard chops to the chest send Charlie staggering back into the ropes!

Rich Russillo: But Charlie Marr bounces off the ropes and hits a shot of his own! Both men trading punches in the middle of the ring now here! Charlie! Mattias! Charlie! Mattias! Charlie shoves Mattias into the ropes… but Mattias comes flying back with a Flying Burrito taking Charlie down! Both men down in the middle of the ring but Mattias slowly rising just before Charlie does! Mattias grabs Charlie and lifts him up! Powerslam down hard in the middle of the ring! This is Mattias’ chance! Mattias now looking to end this as he goes up to the top rope! Mattias off the top with a Flying Elbow Drop! Can he get all of it or will he crash and burn???

James Peters: No! Charlie Marr moves out of the way! Mattias Burke just messed up severely! Charlie rolls off the ropes and he is back up as he runs and hits Mattias with a Punt Kick to the head! Mattias is now lying motionlessly on the mat and he is done for! Charlie not even going for the cover he wants to toy with Mattias a bit more!

Persephone: Come on! Pin him! You can win this! Quickly now!

Rich Russillo: Charlie Marr pulls Mattias Burke back up and his limp body is thrown into the corner. Charlie bashing Mattias’ head off the top turnbuckle and I am not even sure if Mattias is aware to be taking this damage but Charlie is clearly enjoying himself. The fans are booing loudly as Mattias’ nose has been busted open but that only seems to make Charlie happier! What a sick person!

James Peters: These fans really wishing that Charlie would have just retired at this point but Charlie clearly still has that dawg in him! Mattias collapses in the middle of the ring as Charlie walks around him. Charlie hoists Mattias back up and hooks the arms… DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! Charlie with the cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Persephone: :lupe: !!!!

Referee: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(It Ain’t Safe by Skepta hits to loud boos from the crowd. The referee goes to raise Charlie Marr’s hand but he yanks it away defiantly as he takes in the boos from the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner and moving on in the Cash in the Vault Tournament… CHARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLIE MARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

(Charlie Marr is shown wiping his boots in the blood of Mattias Burke as he leaves the ring celebrating his victory.)

Rich Russillo: Well despite his near retirement it is clear that Charlie Marr is better and more dangerous than ever. These fans might not like it but Charlie showed here tonight why he is not one to mess with.

James Peters: That is for sure. Props to Mattias Burke for the attempt but he will no longer be in the running for Cash in the Vault. If Charlie keeps up this run of destruction he might just go all the way and win it all!!!

(The camera cuts to a commercial for EAW on the CW featuring various wrestlers sniffing lines.)

( Sunday Night Voltage continues forward as we are greeted with a backstage photoshoot being taken place. Usually these are done for gallery photo purposes displayed on EAW’s official website, but can be also used for various sponsor deals, and personal photography. As the lights are flashing, with the camera crew at work, we see the main subject of this marvelous photoshoot, Bea Valentine! The screen would somehow transition into black and white as Bea Valentine holding onto her precious EAW Specialist Championship. She holds onto the title as if it’s a newborn baby, gently rubbing on it, gripping on tightly. She shouts at the main photographer who’s taking the photos by saying… )

Bea Valentine: AH YES! THERE IT IS! NOW GET MY GOOD SIDE!

( Bea turns herself around, showing much more of her body as she still holds the title tightly as they take more photos of her. Bea does obscure faces towards the camera, trying to look as magnificent as one can be. She does several different poses with her title, just showing herself off and her new baby. She then tells the main photographer )

Bea Valentine: ALRIGHT! Let’s take five shall we? I need to have a little chat with my sweet little darling, Gloria.

Main Photographer: Ummm… Sure.

( Main Photographer takes a rest, as everyone else in the set proceeds also to take a break as Bea begins speaking with her title, who she has referred to as Gloria. )

Bea Valentine: Darling, you are the most beautiful looking thing I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing with my very own eyes. Your beauty is marvelous, stunning, you’re the BEST thing anyone could EVER have. You are the greatest thing to have ever been in my life and I mean it! Once you were mine, I could NEVER take my eyes off you, the moment I adopted you from that scoundrel Milli Banks, I knew we were meant to be together. You are my rock sunshine! I mean you have the looks that only REAL stars could ever dream of, and me by your side… OH MY GOODNESS! We are a match made in heaven, like I said we are meant to be together and these photoshoots symbolizes the bond that we have one another, don’t you agree darling?

Gloria: …

( Obviously the title doesn’t talk but Bea would pause for a few seconds as if the title is actually speaking as she “responds” to what Gloria just told her. )

Bea Valentine: YES! YES! SLAY! SLAY! You should have that type of confidence darling, you have the “je ne sais quoi” that people that are always on about it. I mean do you see the competition you are going up against?

Gloria: …

Bea Valentine: HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA! YOU ARE HILARIOUS DARLING! Like look at that thing Drake King holds, or Kassidy Heart, or that disgusting, putrid, act of violence that TLA wears upon his waist… YUCK! I’m almost about to throw up to how disgusting those things are, compared to you because like I said you are diamond in the rough! The TRUE main attraction and how your beauty is displayed for the whole world to see.. UHHHH! It warms my gracious soul! You and I both compliment each other so beautifully, I mean if you were held by Delusion Rose or Rory Slate, that would have been such a disservice on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to lower yourself to individuals like them, you were meant to shine with the brightest star in the world. I prove that I am a winner, and you prove that you are with a REAL winner now. How does that make you feel?

Gloria: …

Bea Valentine: OHHHH! I’m about to cry right now, those words are so sweet of you Darling. You’re literally the best! I promise you dear, with all my heart, all my soul, and all my body that we won’t split up anytime soon. We are a match made in heaven, and there is no demon or anti-christ that will be strong to separate the two us. I’m going to win that Specialist Chamber at Road to Redemption, there is no need to worry about me losing you. I’ll defeat those that will try to take you away from me, to steal you away from me! I will NOT allow that to happen because we will be forever glued to each other, my sweet princess.

( Bea gives “Gloria” a nice big kiss on the middle plaque of her title as yells at the Main Photographer to come back! )

Bea Valentine: ALRIGHT! Enough of dilly dallying from you sir! Time for you to get right back with me and sweet little sunshine!

( Main Photographer gets back into position as he continues with the photoshoot but as Bea continues to pose her with a title for the various pictures being taken from the crew. Suddenly she is attacked from behind! “Gloria” gets dropped to the ground as Bea gets taken down from the lead pipe! The person from the attack happens to be Rory Slate! She continues the attack on Bea with the lead pipe, hitting again and again and again until she finally stops. The scene would go from black and white She begins speaking towards Bea and her title that she has referred to as Gloria. )

Rory Slate: Don’t ever disrespect me again you pathetic bitch!

( Bea is laid out dead on the floor as Rory looks at Bea’s title and gives a little smirk to it. She reaches down to pick up the title as she gives a nice little look towards it. She holds the title and places it on her shoulder as she continues speaking towards Bea Valentine. )

Rory Slate: I don’t know what turned you into some nut-case, pretending that this title can actually talk to you, maybe clocking you with this title last week made you even more insane than you were before. You got lucky pinning me at House of Glass, you struck at the perfect time and I can’t fault you for that but I’m not about to let you get lucked out twice. I am more determined than ever to take this Specialist title away from your vicinity. Your glorious “Gloria” being in my possession is gonna make things bittersweet for me. You ain’t the star of this show, because the real star had taken you down last week, and she just did it again right now. You talk to this title like it’s your baby, and the moment you lose this title to me Bea, the moment your “baby” is no longer yours, you’re going to have to cope with the loss, and you’ll have to cope for a very long time. You have already built a connection with a piece of hardware, that’s no longer going to be yours past Road to Redemption. I’m here to cut this “Never-Ending Specialist Championship Reign” of yours short. So say your short awaited goodbyes to your precious little title because right now, I’m going to show what the future holds for the Specialist Division.

( Rory looks at the camera man and tells him… )

Rory Slate: Hey You!

Main Photographer: You talking to me???

Rory Slate: Yeah I’m talking to you! Take my photo! With this title! Give a preview of what’s to come at Road to Redemption.

( Rory begins laughing as she then poses with the Specialist Championship, hitting various different stances with the title. She is very clearly enjoying it but she wouldn’t be enjoying herself any longer as out of nowhere, Ashlynn Quinn would come in and nail Rory Slate with a right forearm! Ashlynn makes her presence felt as she entered into the Chamber last night on Saturday Night Showdown. Ashlynn would proceed to hold the Specialist Title up high as she began to speak. )

Ashlynn Quinn: I hate to be the bad news for either of you, but you’re looking at the women who’s LITERALLY going viral at Road to Redemption. While sweet little Gloria might have looked great with Bea, but it’s going like 1000x better around my waist. You talk a big game Rory, a big game just like Uggolution but just like them, you’re gonna be exposed as a true fraud when you fail to win this championship for the second straight opportunity. I mean we all saw Deliah Rose try to be the ace in the hole for Uggoution, and I evened her out not only at Last Stand but last night as well. My best friend Veena is going to be so proud of me when I walk out of this chamber as your new EAW Specialist Champion aka THE HOLDER OF GLORIA!!!! Again as much as this title suits Bea very well, and how much she cares for it, I’ll do just the same in her honor. I’ll treat Gloria like she’s my daughter. I will take care of her the way Bea would have wanted.

( Ashlynn looks towards the main photographer as she lets a big smile and realization as she says towards him… )

Ashlynn Quinn: OH MY GOD! MY TURN! MY TURN! TAKE MY PHOTO!!

Main Photographer: … Alright then.

( It would be Ashlynn’s turn to take photos with the Specialist title as she hits her various poses with the belt, as she treats the title similar to what Bea was doing earlier. She would smile and pose with the title like she just won the thing herself and everything was going well until… ASHLYNN ATTACKED! This time from Kasai! Ashlynn gets sent to the ground as Kasai picks the title up and puts it on her shoulder. She begins speaking towards Ashlynn, Rory, and Bea. )

Kasai: It seems this title is such a hot commodity between the three of you. Everyone wants a piece of this title, wants to love and own this title but most don’t have a single ounce of mentality of being a champion. None of you have it and at Road to Redemption, I’m going to hunt each and every single one of you down until I stand tall with this title grasped around my waist. Bea your obsession with this title will be your downfall, and it will hurt you deeply compared to anyone losing their title. Rory you think this title will be yours at the end but it’s another case of disappointment for yourself and you Ashlynn, well you’re gonna have to accept that you’re gonna disappoint your best friend in Veena Adams. The fact of the matter is girls, this championship is something that I’ve been searching, hunting for. I proved I belonged in this match by beating Brianna earlier in the night, and that same result is gonna happen at Road to Redemption. Breath it, accept it, ‘The Huntress’ is leaving Road to Redemption with gold.

( Kasai would then notice the photographer and gesture to him to take her photo with the title which he does. He takes several photos of Kasai holding the Specialist Championship before she gets nailed with an attack from her old pal in the Cosmic Captains, Nikki Kimura! She takes the title off of Kasai’s hand as she starts to speak… )

Nikki Kimura: I guess we meet again, you wanted to light a fire under me? You wanted to teach me a lesson right? Well I guess YOU can say a lesson was learned because I qualified for this match last night, so believe me when I say this Kasai, I’m going to redeem myself at what happened at The Last Stand. I’m going to beat you and take this title and show you how much you meant to me for lighting that fire under me. Everyone here can try and underestimate me, but they’re in for a real treat come Road to Redemption, when I walk away as the new EAW Specialist Championship. I think it’s my turn to take photos with this title right here.

( Nikki turns to the photographer as she takes photos with the title now. That would stopped short as Kasai would take down Nikki to the ground as they start brawling with each other. The title gets dropped and dragged to the ground as Ashlynn and Rory get up and join in on the brawl. The challengers for the Specialist title are brawling amongst each other as during all the chaos Bea grabs her title and scatters off the scene! Security come rushing to break up the brawl as Sunday Night Voltage transitions into our next match .)

(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A HARDCORE MATCH! AND IT’S FOR… THE EAW HARDCOREEEE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!

(‘Soundtrack 2 My Life’ by Kid Cudi hits through the speakers of the arena as the crowd lets out cheers, Alex Myers makes their way out from the back and to the entrance ramp glaring directly at the ring. They remain at the ramp for a moment, giving themselves a reassuring nod before walking down the ramp with focused eyes.)

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING THE CHALLENGER! FROM AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND… WEIGHING IN AT 180 POUNDS, ALEEEEEEEEEX MYERS!!!!

James Peters: Alex Myers has made quite the bold statements throughout the week, but it is a reminder of how badly they want to become the new EAW Hardcore Champion tonight! A moment such as this, an opportunity that does not come very often, it’s all or nothing for the Guardian Angel!

Rich Russillo: I mean, I won’t deny that Alex has the capabilities to defeat the Hardcore Champion tonight, but they also have not been on the greatest string of luck! And with the roll that our champ has been on, there’s no doubting this emphatic victory tonight over him could change everything for Alex Myers!

(‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah’ hits throughout the speakers now as there’s an electric reaction from the audience for the EAW Hardcore Champion. TLA makes his way out in a ‘64 Ford Galaxie without a roof, with the EAW Hardcore Championship on the seat next to him while TLA nods to the beat of his theme song. Accompanying him on the passenger’s seat behind him is none other than Steroid Dawg, with a collar connected to a chain that TLA’s got his hand wrapped around.)

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT! FROM TLAXCALA, MEXICO, WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS… HE IS THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONNNN: T, L, A!!!

Persephone: GET THAT STUPID DOG AWAY FROM HERE! WHAT THE HELL!!

Rich Russillo: I disagree!!! I enjoy seeing Steroid Dawg today as we’re gonna get chaos tonight! TLA has defended the EAW Hardcore Championship numerous times now, taking on every challenger to step in his way! Now we’re gonna see if this hot streak can continue against a very motivated Alex Myers!

James Peters: While TLA has surely been doing his job as a champion, the battles that he has been put through on a consistent basis may also play a significant role in how this match favors Alex Myers. TLA’s tenacity cannot be denied, but perhaps tonight will be a different result…

(TLA wraps the chain that’s connected to Steroid Dawg’s collar to the ringpost, before entering the ring and standing in his corner. He hands off the Hardcore Championship to the referee, who raises the title high in the air for the audience to see while Alex is looking up directly at the title in a crouched position. The referee checks both elitists, each giving a nod to him before calling for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: AND WE KICK OFF! Our hardcore match is underway for the Hardcore Championship as—ALEX MYERS WITH IMMEDIACY IN A DROPKICK THAT SENDS TLA STUMBLING INTO THE CORNER! Alex darts back up to their feet and begins to nail in the rights and lefts right upon TLA! We surely won’t be expecting any collar & elbow tie-ups tonight, Rich!!

Rich Russillo: Absolutely not!!! Alex has become an unhinged competitor who yearns for this championship more than anything else in their life! They’re bringing the fight to TLA! The champ manages to shove Alex off of him and shake off the pressure, stepping forward—BUT ALEX WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE SENDING TLA DOWN TO THE MAT BACK FIRST! TLA scrambles to roll himself out of the ring and slides onto the ringside area in a hurry! This is not looking too good for the Franchise right now!!!

James Peters: TLA’s getting his bearings back in order quickly, using the barricade to bring himself back up to his feet as he’s shaking off the attacks thus far! Making his way back over to the apron, BUT ALEX WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THAT TAKES DOWN TLA IN A HURRY!!! This crowd is already in waves of energy for this match that’s off to such an emphatic start! Now Alex is wasting no time in searching under the ring, and immediately spots a steel chair that they raise up in the air!

Persephone: Thank god they’re not wasting time with the usual shit.

Rich Russillo: Alex treads over to TLA while he’s seated against the barricade, raising the chair high as TLA’s eyes go wide while glancing up!!! ALEX SLAMS DOW—BUT TLA WITH A DESPERATE KICK RIGHT TO THE GUT! Alex backs away as TLA quickly gets back up, and he grabs Alex swiftly before TOSSING THEM INTO THE BARRICADE WITHOUT AVAIL! Now Alex is being placed under the pressure tonight!!!! TLA grabs the steel chair, AND WAILS DOWN ONTO ALEX’S BACK WITH THE CHAIR! SHOT AFTER SHOT, NO REMORSE FROM THE CHAMPION AS THE CHAIR’S INDENTING RIGHT ONTO THEIR BACK!

James Peters: TLA making sure there’s no loose ends tonight! Alex has experienced troubles pertaining to their back as Wicked Games would show! This can serve as a weak spot for TLA to make good use of targeting! Now TLA’s tossing the chair to the side, and searching under the apron yet again as he’s pulled out a 2×4… WRAPPED IN BARBED WIRE! This will spell immediate disaster for the challenger if they’re struck with such a barbaric weapon! TLA sees Alex moving on up to his feet, and their back is turned… as TLA RUSHES TOWARD ALEX WITH A STRIKE OF THE 2X4–

Rich Russillo: ALEX WITH A PELE KICK!!! THE PELE KICK STRUCK TLA RIGHT OVER HIS SKULL AS NOW TLA DROPS THE 2X4 AND STUMBLES BACK! Alex landed on their back while delivering the pele kick, they’re having a bit more trouble getting back up to their feet but TLA is rocked just enough for Alex to take advantage! They nail TLA with an IMMENSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK that collides TLA’s temple with the ring post! Now TLA’s scrambling to crawl away and get back into this properly!!! Alex’s got the 2X4 in their own hands now, and while TLA’s placing his hand on the apron in order to—DEAR GOD!!!

Persephone: YES!!! ALEX SLAMMED THE 2X4 OVER TLA’S HAND!!! WE’RE GETTING BRUTAL NOW!

James Peters: TLA’s clutching onto his own hand in pain!! His left hand can be seen with the red beginning to form as blood’s on TLA’s hand! He groans out in pain while turning around STRAIGHT INTO A STRIKE FROM THE SAME BARBED WIRE WRAPPED 2X4 RIGHT OVER HIS CRANIUM! TLA DROPS DOWN RIGHT ONTO THE FLOOR!

Rich Russillo: No shortage of extremities in a match such as this!! Alex drops the 2×4 for just a moment while blood begins to seep through from TLA’s head now! That crimson mask is surely gonna form!! Alex looks under the ring for more weaponry that they can use to their advantage now.. and they’re bringing out a table!!! That gets the crowd in an uproar, they love the tables!! But I need to see TLA mount momentum for himself if he doesn’t want to leave empty-handed this soon!

James Peters: Alex begins to set up the table right here in the ringside area, as they’ve got TLA in their sights while not mistaking the resilience of the champion! TLA’s upper body is situated under the ring, leaving Alex in quite the confusion as they’re walking back toward TLA and grabbing a hold of his foot. The challenger now drags TLA from under the apron and—WHAT THE HELL! TLA WITH THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER AS THE AGENTS BEING LET OUT OF THE EXTINGUISHER HAVE IMPAIRED ALEX’S VISION! ALEX IS SCRAMBLING AROUND TRYING TO RUB THEIR EYES OF THE CHEMICALS THAT WERE DISCHARGED! TLA’s still got a hold of the extinguisher!!!

Persephone: Alex has no shot of seeing this coming… ‘CAUSE THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER SLAMS RIGHT OVER THEIR BACK! AND TLA’S GOT THE CRIMSON MASK! I’M INVESTED!! SPILL MORE BLOOD!

Rich Russillo: :wtf: Alex is in bad shape though! If they weren’t before, having twenty pounds of metal driven right onto your back is gonna feel too good by any means! TLA drops the extinguisher as he turns Alex around and hoists them over his shoulder! TLA’s able to keep Alex held over his shoulder as he backs away for a moment… before running back over to the fire extinguisher! BODYSLAMMING ALEX RIGHT ONTO THE METAL!!! ALEX GROANS OUT IN PAIN AS THEIR BACK IS BEING PUT THROUGH AN UNDENIABLE RINGER!!

James Peters: TLA’s not gonna allow Alex much more room to breathe here, he’s dragging the challenger back up and setting him over the table now! TLA sees an opportunity to do the unthinkable from many, but an absolute possibility to a wrestler of his nature! He eyes up at the corner… and… he’s making his way up!! He climbs up to the apron, and he’s getting himself up to the very top of the turnbuckle! Now… onto the RINGPOST! Alex hasn’t moved one bit! TLA is being nothing short of a madman here! AND HE TAKES OFF…OH MY GOD!!!!

Rich Russillo: MOONSAULT OFF OF THE RING POST—ALEX MOVED!!!! TLA MOONSAULTS RIGHT THROUGH THE TABLE AND HE’S LIMP UNDER THE DEBRIS!!!! HOLY CRAP! NOW ALEX IS YANKING THE BARBED WIRE OFF THE 2X4! They’re wrapping the barbed wire around their own knee as TLA hasn’t moved for a single moment! This is Alex’s moment to show that he can take down the Hardcore Champion and bring championship gold home!!! Now Alex is dragging TLA off from the debris with all of his might, trying to will themselves through their own agony and push TLA back into the ring!

James Peters: AND THEY DO! BUT TLA IS SHOWING THAT HE ISN’T DONE JUST YET! He’s crawling around in the ring while shaking his head vigorously! Alex slides into the ring and sees TLA slowly getting himself in a seated position! Alex doesn’t waste another second getting themselves up to the top rope while the barbed wire is wrapped around their knees!!! TLA is clueless!!! BUT ALEX TAKES FLIGHT!!!

Persephone: ‘DOCTOR SLEEP’ DIVING KNEES RIGHT ONTO TLA’S ALREADY FUCKED UP FACE!!!!! ALEX HOLDS ONTO HIS LEGS AND STAYS ON TOP OF HIM AS THE REFEREE COVERS!!!!

ONEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

T—

Rich Russillo: KICKOUT FROM TLA!!!! TLA STAYS ALIVE!!!! ALEX IS WIDE-EYED BUT NOT CONTEMPLATING WITH DOUBT JUST YET! They quickly get to work on scavenging under the apron, sliding out of the ring and searching for anything that can keep the proper edge! Alex seems to have a sly grin on their face now as—THE SKATEBOARD! IT IS PLASTERED WITH THUMBTACKS AND SHARDS ALL OVER! THEY’RE GONNA LEAVE TLA NOTHING BUT A MANGLED MESS!

Persephone: Nothing gives me more joy than such carnage… well, Luis De La Rosa would like to differ.. 😻

James Peters: :whoa: Focus on the action ‘cause now Alex is bringing the skateboard into the ring! TLA is up to his knees as his head is lowered while looking to recover! The challenger’s got their eyes set on the champion, and here goes! ALEX RUNS TOWARD TLA WITH THE SKATEBOARD—NO!!!! TLA WITH JABBED ALEX IN THE SHOULDER WITH SOMETHING! ALEX YELLS OUT IN PAIN! They drop the skateboard and backs away from TLA while clutching onto his shoulder! IS THAT??

Rich Russillo: TLA’S GOT A RAZORBLADE IN HIS HAND! HE MUST’VE ALWAYS HAD IT IN HIS POCKET AND FOUND THE PERFECT TIME TO PUT IT TO USE!! TLA’s got a smirk on his face as he gets back up to his feet, rushing toward Alex while he’s in the corner and sends him flying into the turnbuckle with a SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Alex collapses onto the mat as TLA refuses to waste any further motion, dragging Alex over to the middle of the ring as he placed Alex in a seated position now! HE’S HOLDING THE RAZORBLADE UP HIGH! MY GOD!

James Peters: HE’S DRIVING THE RAZORBLADE DOWN ONTO ALEX’S FOREHEAD!!!! DELIBERATE STABS AS THEY EACH CAUSE MORE BLOOD TO LEAK OUT FROM THEIR HEAD!! THIS IS UNRELENTING!!! TLA’S RETURNING THE FAVOR BY MASKING ALEX’S FACE WITH CRIMSON AS WELL!!

Persephone: BLOOOOOD!!! THIS IS WHAT I COME HERE TO WITNESS!!!!

Rich Russillo: ALEX IS DEFENSELESS!!! The blood’s streaming down their face as TLA proceeds to toss the razorblade away! He gets his arms interlocked around Alex’s from behind them as he drags them back up.. FOLLOWED BY A TIGER SUPLEX THAT PLANTS ALEX RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF THEIR NECK! Alex flips over and they’re laid out as TLA begins to scour toward the corner! He’s heading back up to the top, making his way up as he looks down directly to Alex, still laying flat on their stomach!! LEAPING OFF AND SUCCESSFULLY CONNECTING WITH A ‘420’ SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!! THE SHOOTING STAR IS SUCCESSFUL RIGHT ONTO MYERS’ BACK!!!! TLA ROLLS ALEX INTO THE COVER AND THE REFEREE COUNTS!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEE—

James Peters: KICKOUT!!!! ALEX MYERS WITH THE KICKOUT THAT KEEPS THEM FIGHTING!!!! TLA’s got a shocked expression on his face as Alex refuses to stay down!!! TLA quickly gets himself back up, and he’s dragging Alex over to the apron as he gets out of the ring himself to search the apron! TLA… BRINGS OUT THE LIGHT TUBES! TLA with a devious grin going from ear to ear, nothing stopping the champion from inflicting further punishment!

Rich Russillo: TLA slides the light tubes into the ring and is getting himself up on the apron—BUT ALEX WITH THE RAZORBLADE AS THEY’VE DRIVEN THE BLADE INTO TLA’S HAND! THE SAME HAND THAT THEY SLAMMED THE 2X4 ONTO! TLA SCREAMS OUT IN PAIN!!! He’s staggering away from the apron and leans on the barricade, having to pull the razorblade away from his hand as he’s clutching onto his own hand closely!!! And look!!! Alex is holding onto a light tube while situated on the apron! TLA walks off from the barricade while still clutching his hand—AND ALEX DIVES OFF THE APRON AS THEY SLAM THE LIGHT TUBE RIGHT OVER TLA’S HEAD!!! THE LIGHT TUBE EXPLODES ON IMPACT AS TLA LAYS FLAT ON HIS BACK!!!

Persephone: MORE! NOT AN OUNCE OF BLOOD WASTED!!!

James Peters: Alex proceeds to grab more light tubes from under the ring!!!! They set them down all together on the ringside floor, walking back over to TLA as they’re delivering repeated firearms right across his head! TLA isn’t shielding these strikes whatsoever!! Alex has become a competitor that’s unleashing the very worst within them for this match! Now they’re dragging TLA over to the bed of light tubes that’s just been laid out, and they’re hooking TLA’s arms!!! OH MY! ALEX IS GOING FOR THE ‘SPACE BOUND’ PEDIGREE ON THE LIGHT TUBES!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT TLA SQUIRMS FREE AND YANKS ALEX’S LEGS OFF FROM THE FLOOR! He’s got his legs hoisted over his shoulders as Alex is squirming around trying to break free!!! TLA with a desperate attempt to escape these trying measures has Alex in PLACE—AND THE ALABAMA SLAM RIGHT ONTO THE APRON!!! OUCH! ALEX MAY HAVE LOST A TOOTH OR TWO THERE!!!

Persephone: WHERE??? I NEED PROOF!

James Peters: Alex is clutching their mouth after the vicious Alabama Slam!! TLA drags Alex over to the light tubes!!! HE’S GOT ALEX NEAR THEM AND READY TO SEAL THEIR FATE RIGHT HERE! TLA WITH NO WASTED MOTION GETS ALEX OVER HIS SHOULDERS!! THE POWERB—NO!!! ALEX WITH A HURRICANRANA SENDING TLA INTO THE RINGPOST! TLA’s clutching onto his head as it’s only being dealt further damage!!! Alex is quickly crawling away and building distance between themselves and TLA! There’s another opportunity here for Alex Myers to nail TLA with a statement making maneuver and bring the Hardcore Championship closer to his possession!!!

Rich Russillo: TLA’s in a daze!!! Alex sees their moment to strike, AS THEY RUSH TOWARD TLA WITH A SINGLE-LEG DROP—TLA CATCHES ALEX!!! HE SETS THEM UPWARD ONTO THE APRON…BEFORE BRINGING THEM BACK IN WITH A ‘DESMADRE’!!!!!! SIT-OUT POWERBOMB ONTO THE BED OF LIGHT TUBES!!!!! GOOD LORD!!! ALEX IS DESPERATELY ARCHING THEIR BACK OUTWARD AFTER THE AGONIZING IMPACT THEY JUST ENDURED!!!!

James Peters: I DON’T KNOW HOW ALEX CAN CONTINUE TO PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH THIS! I DON’T EVEN THINK THAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO MUCH LONGER! TLA’s taking a breath, glancing at Alex as they’ve somehow scrambled toward the ramp and farther from the ring! This may have been deliberately done by the challenger to prevent TLA from bringing them back into the ring and finishing this match! I wouldn’t doubt if this wasn’t done on purpose as well, either way it’s working out for Alex!

Rich Russillo: James, look at TLA, his eyes are on Alex and he sees the task ahead of trying to keep him down.. but now…

Persephone: Oh don’t tell me! TLA is eyeing his own low rider!!! There’s no chance!

James Peters: TLA rushes over to Alex and gets himself over them, nailing down the rights in order to keep them down!!! TLA is unrelenting with the strikes as they have now turned into forearms right across Myers’ skull! The champion gets himself up, Alex is still conscious but they haven’t made any significant movements! Now TLA is heading up the ramp, and… HE’S GETTING INTO HIS LOW RIDER!! WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING?!??

(TLA proceeds to turn on the Galaxie, and he’s got his eyes set directly on Alex Myers, with an emphatic visual as the crimson mask plaster over his face could not hide the grin that slowly formed with his hands on the wheel.)

Rich Russillo: YOU CRAZY SON OF A BITCH!!! DON’T!!!!

(VROOM!!!!)

James Peters: HE’S DRIVING DOWN THE RAMP AND HEADED STRAIGHT FOR ALEX!!!!! TLA’S INSANE!!!!!

Persephone: BUT ALEX DIVES OUT OF THE WAY!!! FUCK!!! WE WERE GONNA SEE TLA CATCH A BODY TONIGHT!

Rich Russillo: HE JUST ATTEMPTED TO MURDER ALEX MYERS! He stopped the car right before he could potentially collide with the ring!!! Now TLA’s sporting an annoyed look on his face as he finds himself exiting the car now, focused on the challenger still—BUT ALEX WITH A ‘SUDDEN TRAUMA’ SLINGBLADE!!!! THEY TAKE TLA DOWN WITH THE SLINGBLADE THAT CAN BE HEARD THROUGH THE THUD ON THE MAT!!! NOW ALEX IS SCURRYING TO DRAG TLA BACK INTO THE RING! ALL OF THE FIGHT THAT THEY HAVE BOTH GAVE FOR THIS CHAMPIONSHIP! Alex struggles immensely to get TLA back into the ring, but they power through to do exactly that!!!

James Peters: TLA isn’t moving for another second!!! Alex was milliseconds away from being taken out of this arena in a potential body bag, but they had the necessary wherewithal to save themselves and avoid disaster! Alex now grab a hold of the rope, trying to bring themself back into the ri—

(CHOMP!!!)

Rich Russillo: :krabs:

James Peters: :krabs:

Persephone: THE DAMN DOG!!!! SHE’S GOT HER TEETH CLAMPED RIGHT ONTO ALEX’S LEG!!! ALEX IS TRYING TO SHAKE OFF STEROID DAWG BUT CAN’T DO A DAMN THING ABOUT IT!!

Rich Russillo: STEROID DAWG PROVES TO BE A VITAL SAVIOR FOR TLA AS IT’S BUYING HIM VALUABLE TIME FOR RECOVERY! ALEX EVENTUALLY SHAKES OFF STEROID DAWG OFF OF THEM AND GETS BACK IN—BUT TO A SUDDEN LIGHT TUBE EXPLODING RIGHT OVER THEIR FACE AFTER BEING STRUCK WITH ONE BY TLA!!!!!! ALEX IS STAGGERED IN PLACE AS TLA GETS ALEX IN POSITION WITH NOT A SECOND WASTED—‘MEXICAN DESTROYER’!!!!!! ALEX IS LAID OUT ON THE MAT AS TLA JUST SECURED THE VICTORY!!! REFEREE COUNTS!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

James Peters: OH MY GOD!!!! ALEX MYERS WITH THE SHOULDER OFF THE MAT!!!! ALEX MYERS DOES NOT GIVE UP! ALEX MYERS DOES NOT QUIT!!!! TLA IS WIDE-EYED AND ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED! NOW TLA’S SCRAMBLING TO RINGSIDE! He slides out of the ring in a spur as he checks his vehicle!!! TLA eagerly scours the glove department and takes out the…

Rich Russillo: OH. MY. GOD.

Persephone: THE EXPLODING CHANCLA!!! TLA’S GOT THE CHANCLA!!!!

James Peters: TLA TAKES HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING WITH THE EXPLODING CHANCLA!!! HE GETS HIMSELF UP AS NOW HE’S LEFT WITH NO OTHER CHOICE! BUT LOOK AT ALEX! THEY’RE HOLDING THEIR SKATEBOARD!!! THE SKATEBOARD WITH ALL THE DISPLEASURES IN THE WORLD THAT CAN ALSO END TLA RIGHT NOW!! BOTH ELITISTS ARE AT A STAND STILL… GLARING AT ONE ANOTHER… NOT BEFORE… OH MY GOD THEY RUSH TOWARD ONE ANOTHER AND **SWING!!!!**

(BOOM!!!!!!!!)

Rich Russillo: :damn:

Persephone: :damn:

James Peters: :damn:

Rich Russillo: THE EXPLOSION HEARD ALL AROUND THIS ARENA!!! THE SMOKE HAS FILLED THE RING AREA AND EVEN SPREAD TO US! I CAN’T SEE A DAMN THING!!!! NOT EVEN THROUGH THESE MONITORS DAMNIT!!

James Peters: NOW THE SMOKE IS SLIGHTLY CLEARING!!!! I DON’T EVEN THINK EITHER COMPETITOR IS MOVING!!!

(As the smoke begins to clear, the referee can finally see the aftermath of the collision that came about through the explosion.)

Rich Russillo: TLA….. SOMEHOW…

Persephone: HAS HIS ARM OVER ALEX MYERS!!!! THE REFEREE COUNTS THE PIN!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILLLLL EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONNNN… T, L, A!!!!!

Persephone: That. Was. Beautiful.

Rich Russillo: I don’t even know how to describe the brutally intense battle we just witnessed, but through a god given miracle, TLA is able to remain calling himself the EAW Hardcore Champion. My god…

James Peters: There is no denying just how far Alex Myers was willing to go, they gave it everything that they possibly could’ve! But at the end of the day, the stars didn’t align tonight for Alex. Still your EAW Hardcore Champion… TLA.

(TLA is able to sit upright against the corner, raising his Hardcore Championship while the referee raises his hand. Alex is gazing upward with a lost & distantly cold expression on their face. Officials in the dozens sprawl into the ring to check on both elitists, as the scene pans out from there.)

(The camera fades backstage to Jamie O’Hara, who seems to have just wrapped up an interview with Sofia Clarke. The fans immediately begin cheering loudly as Jamie is seen, and as Jamie finishes speaking with Sofia, he begins walking away from the area. However, he doesn’t get very far, as he’s stopped by someone’s voice.)

???: JAMIE! Just the man I was hoping to see!

(Jamie doesn’t look very impressed once he hears the voice, meanwhile the fans who can recognize the voice begin booing loudly. Before long the person begins walking into the camera’s view, and this is when they’re revealed to be none other than Ronan Malosi, who is wearing a shirt that says “I Pinned Theron Nikolas”. This causes the boos to grow even louder, but Ronan doesn’t pay any attention to it. He has a grin on his face as he approaches Jamie, and he continues to speak.)

Ronan Malosi: Look, I’ve been meaning to talk to you ever since Wicked Games. I’m sure everyone has the exact same question on their mind, so I’m just gonna go ahead and ask. Did you really think you’d be able to disrespect the Kaiser and get away with it? Are you out of your mind?

(Jamie doesn’t say anything, just staring at Ronan as he continues.)

Ronan Malosi: When Andre Walker visits your brand, all you should be doing is thanking him for making your show watchable. Just look at how boring the Wicked Games show looked! Your match with Bethany would’ve been a skip if Andre didn’t save it, and what else did the show really have to offer? POTARA versus the Jaded Hearts? Who cares about them? Unlike both of them, me and Andre are ACTUALLY undefeated as a tag team! TLA versus Donovan Duke? Awful, neither of them could ever be as great of a Champion as Andre was. Then there’s that main event. We already know I’m better than both Drake King and your wife, so without the Kaiser, what was there to look forward to? He saved your show, and in turn you not only disrespected him, but you started throwing around threats. You screwed up and you got what you deserved, but that’s not all I’m here to tell you. I’m also here because I understand that not everyone is as smart as me, so they’re not able to see what I see in our Kaiser. With that said, I-

(Before Ronan could even finish speaking, Jamie O’Hara begins walking away, having no interest in the conversation.)

Ronan Malosi: What? Jamie, where are you going!? Jamie? JAMIE, WAIT!

(Ronan runs over to Jamie, catching up to him. Jamie doesn’t even turn towards Ronan, but Ronan continues to speak as he walks alongside him.)

Ronan Malosi: This is important! I wouldn’t be back here on this trainwreck of a show if it wasn’t.

Jamie O’Hara: Clearly it can’t be that important.

Ronan Malosi: It IS important. This is obviously about Andre, but that’s not all. This is about you and your future in EAW, so if I were you I’d try listening.

(Jamie finally stops in his tracks, and Ronan stops as well. Jamie turns towards Ronan, and it’s clear that he’s not at all amused as he begins to speak.)

Jamie O’Hara: If your intention is to make me fear Andre Walker or reconsider facing him at Road to Redemption, you can turn around and leave because it’s not going to happen. As I already told Andre, there’s nothing you can do to help him right now. Not when he’s dealing with me. Do whatever you want to Cy Henderson. Live off of Andre’s Gawd Contract for as long as you want, but for your own sake you need to leave me out of it. My business is with Andre and Andre alone. As long as you understand that there’s no need for you to get hurt, and with your track record that’d be a blessing. I said everything that needed to be said directly to Andre’s face, and if you haven’t already noticed, his attack right in the middle of my match against Bethany hasn’t changed anything. You’re wasting my time, and you’re wasting your own time. What could you possibly have to say that’s so important that you need to make your way over to Voltage to say it?

(After hearing the last sentence from Jamie, a large grin appears on Ronan’s face. Ronan begins to speak.)

Ronan Malosi: I have a gift for you!

Jamie O’Hara: :francis:

Ronan Malosi: I’m serious, it’s an amazing gift, and I’m sure it’ll be one you’ll never forget! Before you rudely walked off I was saying that some people need the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Some people need to reach a point where they’re able to see someone like Andre Walker the way that I do, and avoid putting themselves in situations like the one you were in back at Wicked Games. What happened to you is awful and shouldn’t have to happen again, which is why I have something incredible to offer you.

(After a few seconds of silence, Jamie just sighs. He knows this conversation isn’t worth listening to, but he responds anyway.)

Jamie O’Hara: … What is it?

Ronan Malosi: A match against me next week!

(This receives a loud reaction from the fans, who’d seemingly love to see what would happen in a match between Jamie O’Hara and Ronan Malosi, and Jamie stares at Ronan, somewhat confused after hearing what the gift was.)

Jamie O’Hara: Are you sure?

Ronan Malosi: Of course I am! I told you that this was about your future, didn’t I? Your future is being put in jeopardy, and if you face Andre at Road to Redemption there’s a really good chance you don’t come back. You need the opportunity to learn from your mistakes, and clearly that’s not going to happen until you really see the kind of power the Kaiser has at his disposal. It’s not just the Gawd Contract or Albert Hitchman you need to think about, and Andre doesn’t even have to get involved to embarrass you. I’m here too, and that’s more than enough to take you down and send you back home!

Jamie O’Hara: So… You want to face me? In a match next week?

Ronan Malosi: Of course I do!

Jamie O’Hara: Alone?

Ronan Malosi: Yep. No Andre, no Albert, just you and me.

Jamie O’Hara: Have you never thought about how badly this would backfire for you? You had all this time to think about how you’d approach this, and this is what you came up with? Have you not thought about any of this? Not our previous match, or the fact that Andre won’t be able to save you from what I’d do to you? You don’t have Andre, you don’t have Albert, you don’t have the Gawd Contract, it’s just you in the ring with the very best. I understand you’re delusional before anything else, but even your ego has to have some kind of limit. Tell me Ronan, what’s stopping me from tearing you apart and sending the remains back to Dynasty?

(Ronan begins to laugh, somehow not concerned with Jamie as he begins to speak.)

Ronan Malosi: Come on Jamie, do you really think our last match matters? That’s in the past! I forgot it even happened until now! Things have changed. You beat me at a bad time in my career, but now? Now I have the Kaiser on my side, and since joining Andre my career has reached completely new heights. In my last few matches alone I’ve picked up wins against Jake Smith, the World Heavyweight Champion Bronson Daniels, the FORMER Tag Champs Harper Lee and Holly Arrow, and the Interwire Champion Theron Nikolas! How many other people can say they’ve done that in such a short amount of time! Sure Cy Henderson got lucky, but at the end of the day I’ve proven that I’m not the same Ronan that was being made to look like a fool last season. I’m on another level now, and you won’t beat me again.

(The fans begin to boo loudly hearing this from Ronan, but Jamie still just looks confused. After a few seconds he just shakes his head, brushing off what Ronan just said before beginning to respond.)

Jamie O’Hara: Did you not pay attention to a word I just said? I told you that this was between me and Andre. You have no reason to get involved. You picked up a few wins plagued with controversy, good job! Focus on doing that over on your own brand, and leave this situation to the two of us. Otherwise you’re going to get yourself hurt. I personally couldn’t care less what happens to you, but how do you think Andre would feel if he saw you humiliate yourself against me while representing him? Do you think he’d be happy with you, or would it just be a repeat of House of Glass?

Ronan Malosi: You don’t know what you’re talking about!

Jamie O’Hara: Are you sure about that? By defeating me you’d send a message on Andre’s behalf, but that’s not what’s going to happen. You’re going to lose. No, it’ll be worse than that. Losing is one thing, but you really aren’t a threat to me and I’m sure even Andre himself knows that. I find it hard to believe he or even Albert would willingly allow you to face me on your own without knowing that you wouldn’t even come close to defeating me. Why should I bother even accepting your “gift” if it means wasting my time in a match that’s not just beneath me, but beneath a majority of the EAW roster? This doesn’t do anything for me but give me something to do while I wait for Road to Redemption, and even then, it’s not like my time would be wasted for long. A match between us would be very quick, so are you sure you want to go through with this? Are you sure you don’t want to try and set up a tag team match, or a handicap match, or anything else where you don’t have to pull your own weight? You still have a chance, Ronan. Sit on the sidelines, and watch as I annihilate your Kaiser.

(This irritates Ronan, who quickly begins to speak up.)

Ronan Malosi: You just don’t get it! I tried to help you, but fine. If you want to keep disrespecting the Kaiser we’re just gonna have to do things the hard way. You’re gonna face me next week, and after you lose you might not even make it to Road to Redemption! You don’t belong in the ring with Andre anyway, but you just won’t take the advice that’s given to you and that’s your problem. Not mine. As far as I’m concerned, next week you’re in for a beating that’ll make you regret ever stepping up to Andre. Just you wait, Jamie. I can’t wait to see the look on everyone’s faces when I destroy you next week on your own show.

(Jamie doesn’t look impressed by Ronan, but a smirk eventually appears on his face.)

Jamie O’Hara: Fine. If you’re so convinced that this is the right thing to do, I might as well put you in your place. I’ll accept your challenge Ronan, but I hope you understand what you’re getting yourself into. I’m sure Andre will be watching, and he won’t like what he sees. If this is supposed to be a “gift” for me, then I’ll make sure to enjoy this as much as I can.

(The fans cheer after hearing this from Jamie. After saying this, Jamie begins to slowly walk away from the area, leaving Ronan who is still staring at him. There’s no longer a smile on Ronan’s face, as he is clearly thinking about the upcoming match next week. Eventually Ronan turns around and begins walking the other way as Voltage begins to fade away from ringside.)

(Voltage returns to ringside, and Bella Braxton can be seen with a microphone.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Bella Braxton: AND IT IS FOR THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

( ‘NIHIL’ by Ghostemane hits, and loud boos come from the fans in attendance. Before long, Sally begins walking out to the stage, sporting a far more menacing look on her face than the Voltage crowd is used to seeing from her. Sally doesn’t stay on the stage for long, beginning to head down the ramp as a sinister grin begins to form on her face, clearly ready for the upcoming Championship match.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From Death Valley, California… Weighing in at 137 pounds… SSSAAAAALLLLYYYYYY!!!!!!!

James Peters: Here comes Sally, and while she may have changed heavily since Wicked Games, one thing is still true. She has an opportunity to become the Universal Women’s Champion, and to do it she’ll need to defeat Kassidy Heart.

Rich Russillo: It won’t be easy, and that’s an understatement. This will take her greatest performance yet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Sally is unpredictable, and lately we’ve seen a different side of her. Maybe that will be an advantage.

Persephone: If only Luis was here. Then this would be worth it.

(‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé hits, and there’s a far more mixed reaction for the Universal Women’s Champion. Kassidy Heart begins walking out to the stage, carrying both her Unified Tag Team Championship and her Universal Women’s Championship. She has a confident look on her face, and begins walking down the ramp, not too bothered by Sally’s presence tonight.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent… From Sydney, Australia… Weighing in at 141 pounds… SHE IS ONE HALF OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS AND THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, KAAAAASSSIIIDDYYYY HHEEAAAARRRTTTT!!!!!!!

James Peters: Here comes the Champion, and let’s just say there’s a reason she’s holding two titles right now. Kassidy Heart is one of the most difficult Elitists to defeat, and you know she doesn’t have any intentions of losing tonight.

Rich Russillo: One thing we also need to think about is Minerva. These two may both have her on their minds, but could they be off their game because of it. Kassidy was never the kind to let that stuff distract her and Sally doesn’t seem worried, but who knows?

Persephone: And who cares? This already sucks and it hasn’t even started.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: AND HERE WE GO! THIS MATCH IS UNDERWAY, AND BOTH WOMEN QUICKLY LOCK UP! Kassidy is able to power Sally into the corner though, AND FROM THERE KASS IS ABLE TO DELIVER A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! A SECOND KNEE NOW! A THIRD, AND SALLY DROPS DOWN INTO A SEATED POSITION! The Champion is able to take control of this one early on, AND KASSIDY KEEPS CONTROL AS SHE DELIVERS A BOOT TO THE FACE OF SALLY! Kassidy looks like she’s planning to make quick work of Sally here as she drags Sally up in a front facelock, and-

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK! SALLY DROPS DOWN AND PULLS KASSIDY INTO A ROLL UP!

ONE!

Rich Russillo: KASSIDY KICKS OUT, BUT SALLY USES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DELIVER AN UPPERCUT! The Champion stumbles a bit and now Sally grabs her by the arm before looking for an Irish whip- but Kassidy turns it around and sends Sally right back into the corner! Kassidy now running in, but Sally gets out of the way! Sally now looking for a hip toss- BUT KASSIDY IS ABLE TO BLOCK IT BEFORE HITTING SALLY WITH AN ELBOW TO THE JAW, FORCING SALLY AWAY FROM HER!

James Peters: SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX BY KASSIDY, AND NOW KASSIDY PULLS SALLY BACK UP BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX! Sally is forced to roll towards the ropes, but it’s safe to say this is all Kassidy right now as Sally is having some trouble against the Universal Women’s Champion! That’s not a surprise, though. After all, this is Kassidy Heart we’re talking about. She’s one of the greatest of all time for a reason, and she shows this every time she competes.

Persephone: Those suplexes weren’t even that impressive. Luis does them better.

James Peters: :francis:

Rich Russillo: Kassidy hits Sally with a boot to the face, and this causes Sally to have to exit out to the apron! Sally uses the ropes to start pulling herself up, BUT KASSIDY DELIVERS AN ELBOW TO SALLY’S JAW! Sally is in trouble right now and Kassidy is looking to put her down quickly. Kassidy grabs Sally, AND SHE BEGINS LIFTING HER UP TO SUPLEX HER BACK INTO THE RING-

James Peters: NO! SALLY SLIPS OUT OF KASSIDY’S GRASP, AND ONCE SHE LANDS ON HER FEET SHE GRABS KASSIDY BEFORE DROPPING HER WITH A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX!!! Sally quickly back to her feet, AND SHE DELIVERS A FIST DROP!

Rich Russillo: Sally has a big grin on her face, and it looks like she’s amused now that she has the upper hand. Kassidy is able to get back up, BUT SALLY RUNS IN AND CONNECTS WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! This didn’t take the Champion off her feet but she’s barely standing, and it looks like that’s good enough for Sally who quickly goes to capitalize! Sally grabs Kassidy from behind, BUT KASSIDY DELIVERS A BACK ELBOW! Sally doesn’t let go of her yet, but Kassidy is able to force Sally off of her with a few more elbows!

Persephone: Boring match so far. Unless it ends soon I can tell you it’s not getting over a two out of ten for me. Anyways Kassidy just grabbed the former Clown and dragged her down onto the mat with a snapmare, and she just delivered a knee drop to the former Clown’s forehead before rolling back to her feet. Kassidy runs the ropes before delivering a sliding lariat as soon as Clown sits up, NOW PIN HER! HURRY UP AND PIN HER! THAT’S A THREE COUNT I’M TELLING YOU!

James Peters: Kassidy doesn’t go for the cover, and if you’re not Persephone I’m sure that’s not a surprise. Sally turned over after that lariat and is making an attempt to push herself back to her feet. Of course there’s a problem with that, and the problem is that the Universal Women’s Champion seems to have an answer for everything Sally tries to throw at her! Kassidy now grabbing Sally by the hair, AND KASSIDY JUST KNEES SALLY IN THE FACE! We know Kassidy isn’t the type to play around with her opponent and let her own confidence cost her. This won’t be easy for Sally-

Rich Russillo: BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SALLY IS STILL FIGHTING ANYWAY! KASSIDY PULLED SALLY INTO A FRONT FACELOCK, BUT AS SOON AS SHE DID THIS SALLY RUSHED INTO THE CORNER, SENDING KASSIDY BACK FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! SALLY NOW BEGINNING TO STOMP AWAY AT KASSIDY AS THE CHAMPION IS FORCED INTO A SEATED POSITION, AND THE STOMPS JUST CONTINUE AS THE REFEREE IS FORCED TO BEGIN COUNTING!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE-

Rich Russillo: Sally backs off, BUT BEFORE KASSIDY COULD MOVE SHE RUNS BACK IN AND HITS KASSIDY WITH A DROPKICK! Kassidy rolls out of the corner, and it looks like this is the best chance Sally has to put this one away! Sally now running towards the ropes, AND SHE GOES FOR THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT-

James Peters: IT DOESN’T CONNECT! KASSIDY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND SALLY CRASHES ONTO THE MAT! That was a bad landing for Sally, meanwhile Kassidy pushes herself back to her feet and backs into a far corner! Sally now stumbling back up, and I don’t even think she knows where she is as she turns right towards the Champion! KASSIDY HEART RUNS IN, AND THERE’S “GO TO GAWD”-

Rich Russillo: NO! SALLY ACTUALLY MANAGED TO JUMP OVER IT, CAUSING KASSIDY TO CRASH INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! KASSIDY STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER, AND NOW SALLY CAPITALIZES WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK THAT CAUSES KASSIDY TO FALL THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! Sally starts laughing, and I think this match has really turned around here! Sally is a newcomer compared to Kassidy Heart, but someone as unpredictable as Sally might just be able to pull off one of the biggest upsets possible and defeat the double Champion to become the new Universal Women’s Champion!

Persephone: The weirdo rolls out of the ring and I guess she’s gonna be chasing the Champion. I really wish Champion’s advantage wasn’t a thing. Could’ve ended this match by countout.

James Peters: Even if the title wasn’t on the line, there’s no guarantee that Sally would want to let this end that way. Also, I don’t think Kassidy would stay down that long anyway.

Persephone: Do you exist just to make me hate my job more? I’m so glad we have actual talent on this brand now that Luis is here, I don’t know how much more I’d be able to take this.

James Peters: Whatever. Sally grabs Kassidy as soon as she gets up, AND SHE TRIES TO SLAM KASSIDY FACE FIRST ONTO THE APRON, BUT KASSIDY STOPS HERSELF BEFORE ELBOWING SALLY IN THE RIBS REPEATEDLY! Sally lets go of her, and now Kassidy knees her in the midsection! Kassidy now grabbing Sally, AND SHE THROWS SALLY INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! It looks like Kassidy has once again turned things around, and this isn’t really the kind of place where you want Kassidy to have an advantage. With everything available at ringside, this could get even worse than it already has!

Rich Russillo: Kassidy drags Sally up before taking a few steps back towards the barricade, AND NOW KASSIDY SUPLEXES SALLY ONTO THE BARRICADE, CAUSING SALLY’S BACK TO HIT THE TOP OF THE BARRICADE! Sally falls onto the ringside floor and she’s just out of it right now! Kassidy sends her back into the ring, and after a move like that I’d be surprised if Sally even gets back to her feet! Kassidy is brutal, and she’s also an expert at in-ring competition. She knows what she’s doing here, so Sally will have to think of something quickly if she wants to win this match.

James Peters: Kassidy slides into the ring as Sally crawls into the corner, using the turnbuckles to slowly drag herself back to her feet! Sally looks like she may be in trouble, AS KASSIDY RUNS IN FOR RAPTURE- BUT SALLY IS ABLE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!!! SALLY BARELY AVOIDS RAPTURE! SALLY NOW CHARGING IN WHILE KASSIDY’S BOOT IS STILL ON THE TURNBUCKLE- BUT KASSIDY DELIVERS A BACK ELBOW, FORCING SALLY TO BACK OFF WHILE SHE PULLS HERSELF OUT OF THE CORNER! Kassidy now lifting Sally up and delivering a fireman’s carry takedown, AND SHE LOOKS FOR A-

Rich Russillo: SALLY JUST PULLED KASSIDY INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE!

ONE!

Rich Russillo: KASSIDY KICKS OUT AND NOW BOTH WOMEN ARE RIGHT BACK TO THEIR FEET! Sally goes for the offensive but Kassidy is able to immediately get the upper hand with a leg sweep! Sally stumbles back to her feet as Kassidy runs the ropes, AND NOW KASSIDY GOES FOR A-

Persephone: IT’S OVER! HAHAHAHAHAHA! SALLY JUST HIT KASSIDY WITH THE SPINNING MOVE!

James Peters: BESTRAFE MICH CONNECTS ON THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!! WHAT A MOVE TO NOT JUST GET BACK INTO THIS, BUT POTENTIALLY PUT AWAY THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! SALLY WITH THE COVER!!!!

ONE!
TWO!!
TH-

James Peters: BUT THERE’S THE KICKOUT BY KASSIDY!! Kassidy Heart is still in this match and I’m not so sure whether or not Sally wanted to see that! That was the perfect opportunity for her to become the new Universal Women’s Champion, but Kassidy is extremely resilient and in order for Sally to get that title she’ll somehow have to find a way around that. I’m not so sure whether or not we’ll see that happen, but it looks like Sally doesn’t mind trying.

Rich Russillo: Sally slowly pulls Kassidy back up, AND NOW SHE LIFTS HER INTO THE CRUCIFIX POSITION!! IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S SETTING UP FOR “TILL THE END”- BUT KASSIDY IS ABLE TO SLIP OUT OF SALLY’S GRASP, BEFORE GRABBING SALLY AND SENDING HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Sally stumbles out of the corner, AND KASSIDY CONNECTS WITH A STEP UP ENZUIGIRI! Sally drops down to all fours, having to push herself back up to a knee as Kassidy runs the ropes, BEFORE DELIVERING A KNEE TO THE SIDE OF SALLY’S HEAD! What a move by the Champion!

James Peters: Sally uses the ropes to quickly pull herself back up, BUT NOW THERE’S KASSIDY WITH THOSE BOXING STYLE PUNCHES TO THE BODY! Sally now grabbed by the arm as the Champion sends her into the opposite pair of ropes- BUT SALLY HANGS ONTO THEM! Sally had just enough in her to make that smart move, and it’s a really good thing she did that as Kassidy looked ready to strike! Kassidy now waiting for Sally to make a move, as she knows better than to go charging in at Sally! Great thinking by both women here as Sally slowly lets go of the ropes and approaches the Champion!

Rich Russillo: Both women now circling the ring, AND IT’S SALLY THAT THROWS THE FIRST SHOT AS SHE SWINGS AT KASSIDY, BUT KASSIDY DUCKED UNDER IT BEFORE THROWING AN ELBOW AT SALLY! Great elbow by Kassidy, BUT SALLY REMAINS ON HER FEET, RESPONDING WITH AN ELBOW OF HER OWN! Great move by Sally now, AND SALLY GRABS KASSIDY BY THE WRIST BEFORE PULLING HER INTO ANOTHER ELBOW! Kassidy stumbles back, AND SALLY CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Kassidy stumbles into the ropes and bounces off of them, AND SALLY IS ABLE TO SCOOP KASSIDY UP-

James Peters: BUT KASSIDY IS ABLE TO FLOAT OVER AND CONNECT WITH STARGAZING!!!!

Persephone: Wow. Not-Clown really can’t do anything right, can she? She had the advantage for once and just let Kassidy take control again! Ah well. At least the match is over! :blessed:

James Peters: For once you might actually be getting what you want, as Kassidy hooks the legs! Is this it for Sally, or does she have enough to keep this match alive!?

ONE!
TWO!!
THREE-

James Peters: AND IT LOOKS LIKE SALLY HAD ENOUGH! SALLY WAS ABLE TO GET THE SHOULDER UP JUST BEFORE THREE, SAVING THIS MATCH AND HER CHANCES OF BECOMING CHAMPION!

Rich Russillo: Kassidy gets back to her feet, and she just drags Sally to the corner of the ring before pulling her up, and slamming her face into the top turnbuckle! Kassidy does it a second time, and now she sends Sally into the opposite corner before running in, AND CONNECTING WITH AN UPPERCUT! Sally drops down to a knee, AND JUST BEFORE SHE COULD GET BACK UP KASSIDY KICKS HER IN THE MIDSECTION! Sally drops down to all fours, and this is what we mean. Kassidy isn’t giving Sally a chance to recover, looking to wrap this match up before Sally could get back into this!

Persephone: It’s smart. I’ve been tired of this match for a while now, so I’m glad someone is kind enough to at least try and end it.

James Peters: Sally is using the ropes to try and pull herself up, BUT KASSIDY GRABS HER FROM BEHIND! I THINK KASS IS LOOKING TO APPLY THE NECRO MAULER- BUT SALLY BEGINS TO REPEATEDLY HIT KASSIDY WITH BACK ELBOWS, PREVENTING KASSIDY FROM LOCKING IN THE SUBMISSION! Sally grabs onto the ropes, AND NOW SHE KICKS KASSIDY AWAY FROM HER! Sally now backpedaling into the corner as Kassidy approaches her, and Sally connects with another elbow, BEFORE RUSHING OUT OF THE CORNER AND FLYING AT THE CHAMPION WITH A CLOTHESLINE!

Rich Russillo: Kassidy is taken down temporarily, and once she gets back up Sally is able to kick her in the midsection before pulling her into a front facelock! Sally possibly looking for a DDT, BUT KASSIDY PUSHES HER AWAY! Kassidy now looking to take Sally down with a lariat, but Sally is able to duck under it! SALLY LOOKS TO RESPOND WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK- BUT KASSIDY DUCKS UNDER IT BEFORE PULLING SALLY’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER! Sally falls face first onto the mat, AND KASSIDY JUST STOMPS ON HER ARM AS SHE TRIED TO PUSH HERSELF BACK UP!

James Peters: Sally rolls out to the apron while holding her arm before pulling herself back up using the ropes. Kassidy wastes no time heading over to her, BUT SALLY DUCKS DOWN BEFORE SENDING HER SHOULDER INTO KASSIDY’S MIDSECTION! Sally now grabbing Kassidy by the back of her head before rushing over to the end of the ring, and she slams Kassidy’s face into the top turnbuckle! Kassidy stumbles away, and now Sally starts climbing up to the top rope! Sally doesn’t go high risk very often, but in a match against someone like Kassidy with such high stakes, I can see why she’d change things up-

Rich Russillo: BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN A MISTAKE, AS KASSIDY WAS PREPARED FOR HER! KASSIDY JUST RAN IN BEFORE SHOVING SALLY’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER, LEAVING SALLY STUCK ON THE TOP ROPE! Kassidy now climbs up top, and it looks like she’s setting up for a superplex! At this point in the match a move like that would be devastating!

Persephone: Which is exactly why we need it to connect! I don’t know how this isn’t over yet, anyway. Sally isn’t exactly the most dominant Elitist around. Even someone like Kassidy should be able to beat her, and she’s no Lu-

James Peters: We get it. Kassidy is lifting Sally off the top rope now- BUT WAIT A SECOND! SALLY IS ABLE TO SLIDE OFF THE TOP ROPE UNDER KASSIDY, AND NOW SHE TURNS AROUND AND SHOVES KASSIDY OFF THE TOP ROPE, SENDING KASSIDY TUMBLING OUT TO RINGSIDE! THAT WAS A ROUGH LANDING, BUT A SMART COUNTER FROM SALLY!

Rich Russillo: Kassidy Heart could’ve been hurt really badly from that fall! She hit the apron on the way down, but thankfully it seems like she didn’t get caught too badly as she’s pushing herself back up to her feet! Kassidy is back to her feet but Sally is running the ropes, AND SHE CONNECTS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE TORNADO DDT!!! AMAZING MOVE FROM SALLY, AND NOW SHE SENDS KASSIDY BACK INTO THE RING, POTENTIALLY TO FINISH THIS MATCH! Sally slides back into the ring, and now she lifts Kassidy up for the crucifix powerbomb! TILL THE END!!!

James Peters: NO, IT DOESN’T CONNECT! KASSIDY IS ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO FREE HERSELF, ONLY THIS TIME SHE SHOVES SALLY INTO THE CORNER OF THE RING! Sally quickly turns around- AND KASSIDY CONNECTS WITH RAPTURE!!!! KASSIDY NEARLY KICKING SALLY’S HEAD OFF HER BODY AS SALLY JUST FALLS OUT OF THE CORNER, BUT KASSIDY GRABS SALLY FROM BEHIND BEFORE SHE COULD DROP TO THE MAT!

Rich Russillo: NECRO MAULER!!!! THE NECRO MAULER IS LOCKED IN, AND SALLY MAY NOT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO AS KASSIDY PULLS HER AWAY FROM THE ROPES BEFORE DROPPING DOWN ONTO THE MAT, MAKING IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT FOR SALLY TO ESCAPE!!! KASSIDY WAS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH RAPTURE BEFORE APPLYING THIS SUBMISSION, AND I THINK WITH ALL THE DAMAGE SALLY’S TAKEN SHE MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH STRENGTH IN HER TO FIGHT OUT OF THIS!

Persephone: Of course she doesn’t have enough strength! She shouldn’t have been able to last this long to begin with, but she’s too far to reach the ropes now so this match is as good as over! FINALLY!

James Peters: Sally is desperately trying to reach the ropes, but I don’t think she’ll be able to make it there! Kassidy made sure to drag her into the center of the ring, and with her legs wrapped around Sally, it won’t be easy for Sally to try and escape the hold! Sally is running out of options, and- OH NO! JUST AS I SAY THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE, AS KASSIDY BITES DOWN ON SALLY’S SHOULDER! KASSIDY IS BITING ONTO SALLY’S SHOULDER, I DON’T THINK SALLY CAN TAKE ANY MORE OF THIS!

Rich Russillo: YOU’RE RIGHT, SHE CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE! SALLY IS TAPPING OUT, AND THAT’S IT! KASSIDY HEART RETAINS THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… ANNNDD STILLLLL THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION… KKAAAAAASSSIIIIDDDYYYYYY HHEEEEAAAAAARRRTTTT!!!!!!!

(‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ hits, and this receives a loud reaction from the fans, filled with boos and some cheers for the double Champion. After a few seconds Kassidy eventually releases the hold, before pushing herself back to her feet. The referee retrieves both of her Championships, handing Kassidy her Universal Women’s Championship and Unified Tag Team Championship. She raises both titles as Sally rolls out of the ring.)

James Peters: Kassidy Heart retains the Universal Women’s Championship, but you can’t say Sally didn’t try her best in that match! She gave Kassidy a fight and it just wasn’t enough, but that’s not a shame when you’re facing such a major threat.

Rich Russillo: Yep, at the end of the day there’s a reason Kassidy is still making history even after everything she’s accomplished in her career. It won’t be easy dethroning her, so whoever is next up needs to-

(Suddenly, ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ hits. This causes an explosion of cheers to come from the crowd, and Kassidy Heart turns towards the stage, dropping both of her Championships onto the mat as the Iconic Cup holder, Minerva, begins walking out to the stage with her Iconic Cup.)

James Peters: WAIT A MINUTE!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA IS HERE, AND SHE HAS THE ICONIC CUP WITH HER! KASSIDY HEART HAS JUST BEEN THROUGH A MATCH, IS THIS IT!? IS MINERVA ABOUT TO CASH IN!?

James Peters: KASSIDY LOOKS READY FOR MINERVA, BUT MINERVA HASN’T WRESTLED TONIGHT! THIS COULD BE BAD FOR KASSIDY!

(Kassidy is in the ring waiting for Minerva, and can be heard yelling at Minerva, telling her to bring it. A smirk appears on Minerva’s face seeing the confidence of the Universal Women’s Champion, but instead of heading towards the ring, she reveals a microphone in her hand. Kassidy doesn’t move, still waiting to see what Minerva does as Minerva begins to speak.)

Minerva: You can calm down. Many others in my position would’ve seen this as the perfect opportunity to cash in on you and I understand that. Even I once went down this route when I last held this Iconic Cup, but things have changed since then and I don’t plan to repeat history. I’m not a coward, and I don’t want this Championship win to have any excuses attached to it. I have no intentions of cashing in this time around unless I know the Champion is at their 100 percent, and personally I think there’s a pretty easy way for me to make sure that happens. I said last week that winning this Iconic Cup means I’m allowed to compete in a Universal Women’s Championship match whenever I please no matter the time nor the place, so I’ve made my decision. I plan to face you and take that Universal Women’s Championship from you, but I’ll be doing it at Road to Redemption in the first ever one on one match between the two of us.

(This receives extremely loud cheers from the fans, but Kassidy doesn’t look impressed whatsoever. She gestures towards the timekeepers area and is handed a microphone, before turning back to Minerva and beginning to speak.)

Kassidy Heart: Yeah, okay. You should’ve just taken advantage of the Iconic Cup and attacked me while you had the chance. I’m not losing to you at Road to Redemption, but if you really want to face me like this, then so be it. Way to waste your second Iconic Cup.

(The look on Minerva’s face doesn’t change. Instead, she looks at her Iconic Cup for a brief moment before turning back to Kassidy.)

Minerva: It won’t be wasted. That Championship will be mine very soon.

(Instead of responding, Kassidy just drops her microphone, before placing her Unified Tag Team Championship on her shoulder and raising her Universal Women’s Championship. After doing this, the camera pans over to Minerva, who raises her Iconic Cup.)

James Peters: Just when I thought this show couldn’t have gotten any more exciting, we now know another Road to Redemption match! Minerva will be facing Kassidy Heart for the Universal Women’s Championship!

Rich Russillo: This is huge! These two have never faced one on one despite being some of the biggest names we have! This could very well be called a dream match, and at Road to Redemption they face off with the Universal Women’s Championship on the line!

Persephone: Dream match? This is more like a nightmare. I don’t want any part of this.

(Minerva and Kassidy Heart have a staredown, raising the Iconic Cup and Universal Women’s Championship respectively. The fans are loud, cheering all throughout this, and eventually the camera slowly begins fading to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

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