(EAW intro plays.)
(The camera opens up with a recap from Voltage’s Wicked Games event. The recap opens up with Myles defeating Sienna Jade to become the new National Elite Champion. The recap then shows Terry Chambers and Candice Blair’s conversation backstage, before showing Donovan Duke becoming number one contender to the New Breed Championship by defeating Azrael and Lisa Wren. Next, the recap shows Minerva and Myles conversation backstage, before Terry would pick up the victory against her thanks to a distraction from Sienna Jade’s entrance music. The recap then shows Candice Blair defeating Kensingten Calhoun-Astor, before showing Hannah Marin’s reveal that she doesn’t want Korey Gaines alongside Jesse Barlow anymore. After this the recap shows the Realm retaining their Unified Tag Team Championships pinning Korey Gaines after Jesse and Hannah would walk out on him. The recap then shows Kasey Kaos defeating Veena Adams for the vacant Specialists Championship, before Captain Charisma would add Candice Blair to the upcoming Specialists Championship Extreme Elimination Chamber. The recap then shows a short lived reunion between Drake King and Sierra Bradford backstage, before showing the brutal Graveyard match ending with Ms. Extreme’s victory. The recap then shows Malcolm Jones defeating Darcy May Morgan with a bit of controversy before showing the break up between Parental Advisory. Next would be the Barbed Wire Massacre between TLA and Drake King, which TLA would win thanks to Malcolm Jones’ interference. Finally, the recap shows the match between Ahren Fournier and SOSA Henderson for the EAW Championship, which SOSA would win.)
(The recap finally ends ends and the virtual members of the EAW Universe are shown as the camera pans around World 1 Theatre. “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula and ZillaKami plays after a moment, and the camera cuts to the broadcast booth where James Peters, Rich Russillo, and Persephone are standing by.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen… Welcome back to Sunday Night Voltage!! We’re finally back after an incredible Wicked Games event, and we’ve sure got one amazing night ahead of u-
Persephone: Okay James, you can give it a rest. Nothing about tonight is interesting at all and it’s a shame we even have to sit through this show. If you ask me we should just be able to move past this instead of being forced to watch.
Rich Russillo: What do you mean? Tonight’s going to be amazing, do you see the matches we have in store?
Persephone: I do, and none of them have Rex McAllister in them.
(As both Rich and James merely sigh, ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney plays through the speakers as Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma walks out with a huge smile on his face. He surveys the virtual crowd around him before making his way down the ring.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… THE VOLTAGE COMMISSIONER … CAPTAIN CHARISMA!!!!!
James Peters: We’re kicking things off tonight with Captain Charisma, who seems more than excited about tonight’s show!
Rich Russillo: Why wouldn’t he be excited James? We’re kicking off the road to Road to Redemption here tonight and there are so many things that we’re going to look forward to!
Persephone: Rex isn’t here, so there’s almost nothing to look forward to. 😔
Rich Russillo: *puts an arm around Persephone* It will be alright, sweetheart.
Persephone: Don’t fucking touch me.
James Peters: :mjlol: !!!!!!
(The camera pans to our wonderful Voltage Commissioner inside the ring. He manages to get a microphone from Bella Braxton as he thanks her. It’s Bella’s cue to exit the ring, giving Captain Charisma the ring to all himself. ‘Self Help Tape’ dies down as the crowd continues to shower Captain Charisma with all of the love in the world.)
Captain Charisma: How are my peeps doing tonight?
(The virtual crowd pops.)
Captain Charisma: I’m glad that you guys are excited because I’m as excited as you are. First off, Wicked Games was a success! People are still talking about it on social media! Everyone in the Voltage locker room did a fantastic job and everyone should be proud of the work they put out in this squared circle. Despite win or loss, everyone should be proud of their performances. Just the energy from every Elitist that night is something that can’t be ignored. I’m crossing my fingers that everyone on Voltage will continue to carry that energy going to the end of the year. We got our second biggest show that EAW has, Road to Redemption!
(The virtual crowd cheers once again as Captain Charisma continues with his promo.)
Captain Charisma: Road to Redemption will go down as one of the best ones yet. There are so many things to look forward to. The Unified Tag Team Championships, Universal Women’s Championship, the Grand Prix finals will take place and from our side, the National Elite Championship will be on the line!
(The virtual crowd pops at all these championships on the line. They are also more than excited to see who will participate in the Grand Prix finals.)
Captain Charisma: Furthermore, the Extreme Elimination Chamber will be making its return as the World Heavyweight Champion, Answers World Championship, EAW Championship, and Specialists Championship will be defended! Thus far, we have our newly crowned Specialists Champion, Kasey Kaos defending the title against Voltage’s own Candice Blair and Dynasty’s Nina Bravo! In the upcoming weeks, more competitors in the Specialists Chamber will be announced! With that being said…
(Captain Charisma takes a deep breath, REALLY getting into some business now.)
Captain Charisma: The Voltage Chamber….
(The virtual crowd peaks with interest, but Captain Charisma seems like he’s debating something within himself.)
Captain Charisma: I don’t know… do you guys wanna know the first name for the Chamber?
(The crowd cheers as Captain Charisma forms a smile on his face.)
Captain Charisma: Well, I don’t know if I wanna tell you just yet. I thinks this little tidbit of information can wait, right?
(The crowd boos, making Captain Charisma chuckle a bit.)
Captain Charisma: I’m just teasing you guys. Do you REALLY wanna know the first name for the Chamber?
(The crowd begins to get hyped.)
Captain Charisma: Well, alright. The first name was a no brainer of who I wanted to put in this match. So! As per his victory at Wicked Games, the first man to qualify for the Extreme Elimination Chamber is…TERRY CHAMBERS!!!!!!
(‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons plays as the crowd gives an EXPLOSIVE reaction as Terry Chambers comes out with a huge smile on his face. He looks around the sea of virtual fans around the World 1 Theatre.)
James Peters: This is an excellent first pick for the Extreme Elimination Chamber! His victory over Minerva just justified his reasoning of being part of the match! Not only that, but he’s had some excellent victories. He also has a victory over Ms. Cash in the Vault, Darcy May Morgan from Bloodsport. He’s defeated some talented Elitists and had an amazing season so far!
Rich Russillo: I think that he would love to redeem himself from being eliminated second at last year’s Chamber. I do think that he has a solid shot of redeeming himself and possibly becoming EAW Champion!
Persephone: Eww, gross. No one wants to see Terry Chambers as EAW Champion.
James Peters: I think the virtual crowd may disagree with you, Persephone.
Persephone: Whatever. 🙄
(The camera pans at Terry Chambers stepping inside the ring. He shakes hands with Captain Charisma, thanking him for the opportunity. Captain Charisma assures Terry that he’s earned this opportunity before exiting, giving Terry the ring to himself. ‘Natural’ dies down. The crowd is showering Terry with love and adoration as he begins his promo.)
Terry Chambers: I was not expecting for this opportunity, but I’m glad to see my hard work paying off in some sort of way. :wow: I’m not going to lie, but it feels great to be back in the Chamber! It sounds quite strange for someone to say that. I’m not going to ignore the fact that the Extreme Elimination Chamber is known to be one of the matches that has shortened the careers of some of the best Elitists. The risk for stepping into the match is something that I’m more than willing to take for myself. I want nothing more than to be World Champion. I’m more than ready to win my first championship and conquer the one thing that people never expected someone like me to accomplish. It’s something that’s motivating me to put on the best performance in this Chamber. My run in last year’s Chamber was something that I did not anticipate for myself, but it lit a fire underneath me. This year, I don’t want that to be the same result for me and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that the EAW Championship comes home to me —
(‘Faneto’ by Chief Keef cuts Terry Chambers off as the EAW Champion himself, SOSA Henderson comes out, decked in his ring gear, ready for his match against Ms. Extreme later in the night. He is oozing with confidence and why wouldn’t he be? He defeated Ahren Fournier at Wicked Games and he feels confident going into the Chamber.)
Rich Russillo: It seems like the EAW Champion himself has something to say about Terry Chambers’ statement.
James Peters: SOSA’s the champion going into the Chamber. He might as well scout his competition for a bit.
(The camera pans to SOSA Henderson stepping inside the ring. The EAW Championship on his shoulder as he gets himself a microphone from one of the timekeepers. SOSA stands across from Terry Chambers, who has an intense glare at the champion. ‘Faneto’ dies down as the crowd is showing SOSA with boos at the moment.)
SOSA Henderson: I’m sorry, but I had to come out here to put an end to these people’s sufferings after hearing the same boring and generic Terry Chambers promo that he’s been telling people since he lost the Interwire Championship. ‘I am going to do whatever it takes to win!’ ‘Hard work pays off!’ Do you hear yourself talk? I bet I can pull up one of your videos and you’re saying this same shit and each time, these people *gestures his hand across the sea of virtual fans* eat it. You try to play with the heart strings of these stoopid fans, believing that things are going to be different for you this time around, but you always end up disappointing them. You’re a disappointment, Terry. You’re a loser who will never reach my level. You got no chance at walking away with MY EAW Championship at Road to Redemption. Hell, the competition that hasn’t been announced yet have more of a chance of taking this championship away from me than you could ever, but that doesn’t mean that I’m losing. I still have my sights at winning. Meanwhile, you can set your sights on being the dreaded first eliminated in this match.
Terry Chambers: It seems like you’re making the same mistakes that people always make with me. You’re underestimating me, SOSA. I get it – you’re standing on top of the Voltage food. chain. You think that there’s nothing that can take you down. I’m just here to warn you that underestimating me is a dangerous thing to do. Many people have done that and they’ve found themselves on the losing end of stuff. It’s something that will happen to you if you go with the same approach.
(SOSA Henderson shakes his head, brushing off Terry Chambers as being a threat going into the Extreme Elimination Chamber.)
SOSA Henderson: That’s a good joke there, Terry. You’ll be giving out a good little fight, but that’s all that you’ll be getting out of the Chamber. As for me, I’m not letting go of this championship anytime soon. It doesn’t matter who else is in this Chamber with me, but they gunna go down —
James Peters: TERRY CHAMBERS SPIKES THE MICROPHONE ON SOSA’S SKULL! TERRY THEN KICKS SOSA HENDERSON IN THE STOMACH BEFORE PUTTING HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS — T5 ON THE EAW CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!
(SOSA Henderson is laying on his back, knocked out. Terry Chambers gets the microphone that he spiked on SOSA’s skull before picking it up. Terry looks down as he gets to microphone to his lips.)
Terry Chambers: Don’t be so confident because I just need to do that in order to become EAW Champion.
(‘Natural’ plays once again as Terry Chambers exits the ring before walking back up the ramp. His eyes don’t leave SOSA Henderson, who is trying to pick himself up. He looks quite pissed as he glares at Terry. Without Terry or SOSA realizing, the graveyard doll sits nicely on the side of the stage, looking at the action.)
Persephone: Welp, if I were SOSA Henderson, I’d change my mind on how I approach this Chamber.
James Peters: If SOSA finds himself in that same position as he did moments ago, his reign as EAW Champion ends.
Rich Russillo: We got more Voltage after this commercial break! Stay tuned!
(Commercial promoting Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S election featuring Myles, who doesn’t care much about it because he’s the National Elite Champion and therefore the real leader of the country.)
(“Business Men” by 30Kingz starts playing as The Jeff Bezos of EAW, Mr. Business enters to the sound of boos echoing throughout the whole arena. He walks with full confidence as he is ready to compete. As he is getting near to the ring, Bella Braxton starts her ring introduction.)
Bella Braxton: This tag team match is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!! Making his way to the ring, from Columbus Ohio, weighing in at 161 pounds, the Jeff Bezos of EAW, MR. BUSINESS!!!!!
Persephone: For someone who calls himself the Jeff Bezos of EAW, he looks homeless.
Rich Russillo: He still has confidence tonight, even if he looked ‘homeless’ like you said. To me, he looks pretty neat.
James Peters: I don’t think that he even looked bad, he probably looks ready. This match can be a good W to put on his resume because the people that he’s facing are also new to Voltage, but they are rising up.
Rich Russillo: Mr. Business isn’t even a Voltage wrestler! He came from the blue land, Showdown!
(As Mr. Business is seen standing on a corner, the theme song of his partner starts playing. “All I Know” by Da Real Gee Money starts playing and Bashar Jackson comes out with his brother, Rashaad as the two of his other guys are nowhere to be found.)
Bella Braxton: And his tag team partner, from Brooklyn, New York. Weighing in at 235 pounds, he is THE THUG, BASHAR JACKSON!!!!!
Persephone: The thug.
James Peters: Bashar Jackson is also a Showdown star but we shouldn’t nitpick about that! Just because he is from another brand, it doesn’t mean that he had no skill.
Rich Russillo: I agree. We couldn’t determine one’s greatness just by looking at the brand that they’re in.
James Peters: I agree. Bashar Jackson can probably put on a show tonight. We just need to watch the match and enjoy his performance.
Rich Russillo: That is the spirit that we want to see in Voltage. We are positive people!
Persephone: Act so kind and you’ll be a sucker for these wrestlers.
James Peters: I guess. Now it’s time for their opponents to come out and walk to the ring! Let’s go!
(As both wrestlers gave each other a high five, ‘Warrior’s Code’ by the Dropkick Murphys. One half of their opponent, Eddie Magnum enters the ring with a look of a serious competitor. He showed dominance at the last Showdown, beating Bashar Jackson in a hard-hitting bout and he is here trying to recreate the moments.)
Bella Braxton: And one half of their opponent, from Boston, Massachusetts. Weighing in at 213 pounds, he is The Real Deal… EDDIE MAGNUM!!!!!
James Peters: Eddie beat Bashar Jackson at the last Showdown and he is here probably to do it again.
Persephone: Finally, someone in the right brand.
Rich Russillo: If he can keep his own momentum going, he might pick this win up. It depends on his own mentality. If he is going to go with the brutal route, he could’ve as well, destroy Bashar.
James Peters: Eddie Magnum is known for his classy style of wrestling so it’s interesting to see what’s going to happen in this match.
Rich Russillo: He is partnered with someone who doesn’t usually do tag team matches so I can’t wait to see how this combination goes. Will it be good? Or trash?
Persephone: Possibly trash.
(Eddie Magnum didn’t immediately go to the ring and instead, he waited for his tag team partner to come out. ‘Girei’ by Yasuharo Takanashi starts getting louder and louder as the virtual crowd is getting scared. Here he comes! Azrael!!!! After his loss against Donovan Duke at Wicked Games which didn’t even involve him eating the pin, Azrael looks ready to get some retribution and payback. Mr. Jacobs talked to him a little bit before he walked with Eddie Magnum to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his tag team partner, from The Warehouse, weighing in at 290 pounds, AZRAEL!!!!!!
James Peters: Like I said, it’s very interesting for the bookers to put Magnum and Azrael on the same team.
Rich Russillo: It is pretty unique for them to put these two together.
Persephone: They really did put the 2 people that I could care the least about in a team!
Rich Russillo: Azrael shined at Wicked Games as his victory was supposedly stolen by Donovan Duke.
James Peters: It is not stolen. Duke throws Azrael out, then proceeds to execute a move instead of just stealing the pin. It’s fair play!
Persephone: Just start the match already.
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: Starting off this match with Eddie Magnum and Bashar Jackson, two wrestlers that have faced each other a week prior to this match and they went with a lockup that ended with Eddie Magnum getting Bashar Jackson trapped with a headlock. Bashar sent him off to a corner and he quickly charged but he missed his target and he collapsed to the turnbuckle! Eddie Magnum quick with a Stingers Splash and now a Snapmare and a kick to the back of the head! Quick attempt at the Sleeper Hold cancelled by Bashar as he is punching his guts. A little bit of combo and a push to Eddie Magnum as Eddie went to the ropes, Eddie ran and Bashar went outside of the ring, Eddie bounced with the ropes, Bashar from the opposite side of the ring got in and a knee strike was done to Eddie Magnum!
Rich Russillo: Pretty nice sequence of moves as Bashar now with an attempt of securing a headlock, failed and Eddie with Bashar’s hand trying to spin it but Bashar is smart, he quickly avoided Eddie’s hand holding and an Enzuigiri is done! Bashar throws Eddie to the corner with a Slingshot but Eddie jumps to the top rope and he takes the advantage, Missile Dropkick is done to Bashar Jackson, he is down but a kip up is done! They are looking at each other dead in the eyes again and a lock up is done! Eddie throws Bashar to the ropes, Bashar with a Clothesline attempt, Eddie ducked and he went to the opposite side, JUMPING DDT, OH CAUGHT AND BASHAR WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Bashar with some elbows to the head of Eddie Magnum right now! Rashaad is seen cheering down there while Mr. Jacobs is still discussing some stuff with Azrael. What kind of family problems are they having?
Persephone: In Voltage, we are used to family problems.
James Peters: While Rashaad is clapping his hands, The Thug quickly looked at the virtual crowd and he went on to pose in front of them! Bashar Jackson sets himself on the top turnbuckle ready for a Missile Dropkick! However, Mr. Jacobs is here to distract him and he is doing a rookie mistake by just following Mr. Jacobs’s words!!!! He is too focused on other guys and Eddie Magnum quickly got the advantage again, Bashar Jackson now sits on top of the turnbuckle! Eddie Magnum now tries to do a Superplex- Bashar is too heavy for him?! Bashar pushed him down and Eddie is quickly recovering as he is up again, Bashar with a Missile Dropkick, missed and he landed flat! Eddie quickly got him, Snap Dragon Suplex but Bashar landed on his own two feet again! Bashar went to the top rope ready to attack the kneeling Eddie Magnum! A Shining Wizard attempt, missed again! Eddie Magnum is up, Bashar ran to him! Anddd he is thrown outside of the ring!
Persephone: Of course, the typical throw outside of the ring. Always effective. 100 percent.
Rich Russillo: Eddie Magnum quickly picking up momentum! He is ready to fly and a Tope Con Hilo is d- wait, what happened there?! Eddie Magnum lies down in pain as something crazy just happened. Let’s look at the replays right now: When the referee is distracted by Rashaad, the other two thugs of Bashar Jackson appeared from under the ring! That is where they were hiding and a punch was done to Eddie Magnum’s face while he was on the road with the Tope Con Hilo! Bashar Jackson quickly grabs Eddie Magnum and he gets thrown into the barricade! Bashar quickly lifts him up again, powerbomb and Eddie Magnum lands on the steps! Bashar throws Eddie Magnum back into the ring, he is posing again in front of the virtual crowd as he got Eddie up again before throwing him to the corner! Bashar with a Stingers Splash and Eddie escaped at the right moment! Bashar collapsed and bounced, Eddie with a Snap Dragon Suplex but he doesn’t realize that Mr. Business has tagged himself in!
James Peters: Eddie Magnum got up after that Dragon Suplex and Mr. Business quickly got in with a big boot! He isn’t wasting anytime as he quickly gets to Eddie Magnum’s legs, preparing to do a Boston Crab but Eddie Magnum is rolling unstoppably to the point where he reached the ropes and Mr. Business had to let go. Mr. Business is looking at Eddie Magnum who is lying down in the ring with nothing but the ropes to help him as Azrael is far away! Mr. Business quickly went to grabs his legs again but Eddie is just too fast as he managed to escape and he stood up, Mr. Business ran to him with a Dropkick, he can’t escape that! He is sent to the turnbuckle. Mr. Business is looking at him again, he charges through, Cannonball! Mr. Business executed a Snapmare and a headlock attempt. Azrael is still waiting for Eddie Magnum to just get the tag done but Mr. Business make sure that they’re practicing social distancing. Eddie Magnum is thinking of a strategy, he quickly punched Mr. Business’s head! Oho, he isn’t stopping with the rampage, Mr. Business had to let go and he ran back to his opponent but an Eye Rake was done!!! He throws Mr. Business to the ropes, he caught him, Gun Stun!
Rich Russillo: Mr. Jacobs is now asking Eddie Magnum to tag Azrael back into the match but Eddie looked like he refused to do so! Selfishness is unnecessary when it comes to tag team matches! As Eddie is still arguing with Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Business with a rollup attempt, 1, 2, kick out by Eddie! Eddie is standing and OH, AZRAEL TAGGED HIMSELF IN!
Rich Russillo: Eddie Magnum is furious right now as he is seen arguing with Azrael but Mr. Business isn’t having none of that! Powerful clothesline sending both of them out of the ring! Mr. Business went to the top rope, DIVING CROSSBODY, OH!!!! AZRAEL THROWS MR. JACOBS IN FRONT OF HIM AND MR. JACOBS WAS THE ONE TAKING THE MOVE! He surely has a concussion now as Mr. Business is grabbing his stomach! Azrael quickly throws him back into the ring and Mr. Business quickly ran to him but Azrael caught him mid-air and a Biel Throw is done, Azrael went to a corner but Mr. Business landed on his own two feet and a Stingers Splash- countered by an Uranage from Azrael! Azrael with a Slingshot and Mr. Business kissed the turnbuckle, German Suplex!!!!! Azrael is sitting on the corner again, this time looking at his brother laying outside of the ring after that hard diving crossbody. Azrael got out of the ring…. He is going to help his brother!
James Peters: LITTLE DID HE KNOW!
James Peters: Bashar Jackson got himself back into the match and he is quick with a Tope Con Hilo to Azrael! Bashar got him back into the ring and asked his thugs to take care of Mr. Jacobs, the thugs grabbed Mr. Jacobs and they let him look at the chaos that is created against Azrael! Bashar quickly throws Azrael to Mr. Business, Mr. Business with an elbow shot and Bashar with a Bulldog! Bashar grabbed Azrael and he got him up again, Azrael with a jawbreaker and Bashar went to the other side! Azrael threw him to the ropes, Bashar ran and went with a Jumping DDT! AZRAEL LANDED ON HIS HEAD AND HE GOT UP AGAIN!!!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING?! Azrael and Bashar on a lockup, Eddie Magnum quickly made a fast tag when he saw the opportunity… or did he? He went to hit Bashar Jackson with a Northern Clothesline before getting out again, he quickly ran to Bashar’s thugs and he attacked them with a splash!
Rich Russillo: Eddie Magnum quickly ran to Mr. Business and Mr. Business isn’t having none of this! Bashar Jackson is on his way to tag but Mr. Business is too busy running away from Eddie Magnum! This is some domination from The Real Deal! Meanwhile, Azrael is having a very good situation right now, still locking Bashar in that headlock but Bashar isn’t giving up, Bashar rolled and he escaped, Azrael went fast but Bashar caught him with a Monkey Flip sending Azrael to the turnbuckle but Azrael hits the turnbuckle and bounced off, Senton to the lying to Bashar Jackson missed! Meanwhile, Mr. Jacobs is still kicking Bashar’s thugs! Bashar looked at him and he got called out!!!!! They are having a little bit of argument right there but I think it’s obvious that Bashar needs to learn more about wrestling! Bashar, look behind! He can smell the fear, it’s Azrael and he is up again, Azrael with multiple elbows to the face of Bashar! Azrael with a Snap Supl- countered and Bashar managed to get him up instead!!!!! Bashar is showing off his athleticism but OHH, WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW, MR. BUSINESS GOT IN THE RING AND THEY’RE STILL CHASING EACH OTHER, MR. BUSINESS ACCIDENTALLY TRIPPED AND PUSH THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING! EDDIE MAGNUM WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH THAT HITS BASHAR INSTEAD AS MR. BUSINESS RAN DOWN!
Persephone: This is literally Tom & Jerry.
James Peters: This is just chaos right now. Very crazy situation showcased by these 4 wrestlers. Eddie Magnum quickly went under the ring for some reason. What is his plan right now? Mr. Business is looking one way or another, he is making sure that he doesn’t see Eddie Magnum at all, he is moving to the right side, he is walking sneakily but OH, EDDIE MAGNUM APPEARED WITH A SMILE AS HE WENT OUT AND JUST JUMPED ON MR. BUSINESS! He went with multiple elbows and we came back to the action inside the ring as it looks like Azrael is dominating Bashar, another German Suplex, BUT BASHAR ROLLED HIM UP IN A VERY CREATIVE WAY, THE REFEREE JUST GOT INTO THE RING, THIS COULD BE IT!!!
Referee: 1!!!!!! 2!!!
Rich Russillo: Kick out from Azrael as he quickly gets up, Big Boot, Bashar ducked, a Superkick to the face of Azrael! Bashar is looking fresh, he ran to Azrael, BLOODY KNIVES, BUT AZRAEL DROPPED HIM ON HIS KNEES AGAIN, HE RAN TO AZRAEL AND AZRAEL CAUGHT HIM WITH A BATTERING RAM HEADBUTT!!!! AZRAEL IS NOT WASTING ANY CHANCES, HE QUICKLY GOT BASHAR UP, BURIAL!!!!! AZRAEL WENT WITH THE COVER BUT LOOK AT DOWN THERE, Mr. Business throws Eddie Magnum to the barricade, he is running in the ring as the referee starts counting! Is he fast enough!
Referee: 1!!!! 2!!!! 3!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners, the team of Azrael and Eddie Magnum!!!!!!
James Peters: Mr. Business was so close with breaking the pin up! He was like one finger close!
Rich Russillo: I guess maybe Eddie Magnum was too tiring for him to the point where he hardly gets to throw a move.
Persephone: Or… he’s just weak. Hey, at least the right brand won this.
James Peters: If you want to look it that way, then sure.
Rich Russillo: Good effort from Bashar Jackson and Mr. Business. At least they tried.
(‘Girei’ by Yasuharo Takanashi starts playing as the referee raises the hands of Azrael and Eddie Magnum who is seen grabbing his right arm. Mr. Business is seen grabbing his head in disbelief and the thugs with Rashaad Jackson are checking on Bashar. Mr. Jacobs looked at them and laughed before walking away while patting Azrael in the back.)
(Voltage fades from ringside and it goes to the backstage area where it shows the EAW Fight Grid Host, Molly Waters as she has a bright smile on her face as she looks to the camera. Before long the camera pans out as the virtual crowd pops as they see none other than The Red Queen, Ms. Extreme as she stands there with a smug look on her face. She dusts off the leather jacket she has on as she looks towards the camera and Molly begins to speak)
Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, joining me now, Ms. Extreme. Let’s talk about last week, Wicked Games was eventful for you. Taking part in the show stealing Graveyard match against Shane Gates, what’s going through your head just a week after?
Ms. Extreme: Molly, let me ask you a question for once.
Molly Waters: Uh… sure?
Ms. Extreme: How do you think I feel?
Molly Waters: Well you know-
Ms. Extreme: FUCKING GREAT! Why shouldn’t I feel that way? For starters that shit stole the show! And second, I mean the answer was decisive, there’s no way in hell Shane Gates was going to beat me to begin with. I had a point to prove, a chip on my shoulder, and that skyrockets beyond anything Shane could’ve fought for. There isn’t any doubting me anymore, name? Weight? Fuck it, imagine trying to use me as a stepping stone for your own personal benefit :mjlol:. It’ll be the death of you, and I showed exactly that at Wicked Games, thank you very much. But the fun doesn’t stop there because although I stole the show at Wicked Games, I will have no problem stealing the show again tonight when I face off against SOSA Henderson, again, Captain Charisma you shouldn’t have.
Molly Waters: I could only imagine that a win over the EAW Champion would definitely put you in contention to be in the Extreme Elimination Chamber at Road To Redemption and get another shot at the EAW Championship after last year’s Road To Redemption.
(Ms. Extreme tilts her head as she looks at Molly with a toothy smile)
Ms. Extreme: All going to plan, that is exactly what I want. I’ll admit it, and it pains me to say, Wicked Games 2019, Road To Redemption 2019, twice I’ve come up short in matches for the EAW Championship. And you know what they say Molly? Third times a charm, and I’ll be sure of it. Because nobody-
(Both Ms. Extreme and Molly direct their attention to the noise as none other than the Universal Women’s Champion, Serena Bennett walks into the scene with a smirk on her face as she looks to the both of them, and then to her title, as she begins to interject and speak from there)
Serena Bennett: Pardon, but I can’t help but overhear this dull ass conversation you two are having and it doesn’t amuse me one bit that you, Ms. Extreme, is someone talkin’ bout chasing the EAW World Championship. Y’know, typical Ava bullshit going around. Each and everyone of them scorning championships centered around women and look down on them, it’s real fucking funny. And ironic that last season you were all about winning that Universal Women’s Championship when a scrawny ass bitch like Minerva was holdin’ it. Mighty funny how all you itty bitty bitches wanna dip now that Serena Bennett is walkin’ around as a two-time, two-time 🥰 Universal Women’s Champion. Is it the fact that none of you got what it takes to get this belt off of me, which is a fact, and you know it.
(Ms. Extreme scowls in response as she looks towards Serena, it’s clear the animosity between the two, and in her terms? She absolutely despises her to no end, and it’s very mutual for the Universal Women’s Champion)
Ms. Extreme: Does it look like I give two fucks about you OR your Championship that you have? Because I don’t, and I’m not about to say sorry for having my own goals around here. If I wanted to take that title you’ve got around you then I could because when it comes to Serena Bennett facing me I am a two-time, two-time 🙄 winner.
(Serena takes a step forward as she raises an eyebrow in response before speaking)
Serena Bennett: Yeah bitch, clap up the fact you got a few victories thanks to help from other people, fake ass bitch. You may have faced me before but you haven’t faced a Serena who’s at the very tip top of her game. If you think it’s easy as fuck to take this title off of me, put ya money where ya mouth is bitch, and do it. Because there’s nobody stopping you from doing so, own goals my ass. I know your pussy ass thinks you too goddamn good for this women’s division, just like ya dumbass sisters do, genetic bullshit back at it again. But you know, and I know very well, that everyone else knows you want this Championship. You never would have said you wanted it last season if there wasn’t some truth in it. Even claiming you were going to use that pretty little Cash in The Vault briefcase to cash in on it should you get your hands on it. So close, but hun’ you not hitting any of the marks.
(Ms. Extreme gives a smirk as her eyes fall to the Championship before looking back up to her)
Ms. Extreme: I think everyone should know damn well till the point that it’s common knowledge that I’m not one to back down from a challenge. Let me be the one to tell you, hell warn you, that if you really want to see your Championship reign go up in flames, then go for it, you said it, nobodies stopping you from doing that, fine by me. For the second year in a row, you’re about to suffer at Road To Redemption and find yourself right back where you belong and where you were the last time around, on the outside, looking in. Allow me to be the one to take the title from you. So y’know, **taLK tO mE NicE.**
(Serena would turn her head away for a moment as she would laugh in response to what she had to say before…)
Rich Russillo: SERENA SLAPS MS. EXTREME RIGHT ACROSS HER FACE!
(Serena would shake her head as she would look at her title and raise it in the air)
Serena Bennett: I just slapped the absolute dog shit out of you and there’s more where that came from. You damn sure caught the wrong person tonight-
(That is when the voices of the commentary team cut in, and you know what that means!)
James Peters: Ms. Extreme stumbling back as she looks to be caught by surprise, BUT SHE RESPONDS AS SHE LEANS BACK AND SLAMS A HEADBUTT TOWARDS THE SKULL OF THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!
Persephone: Ugh, take it to the ring gosh I’m tired of looking at this little screen what the hell.
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME KICKING SERENA IN THE GUT AS SHE’S FORCED TO DOUBLE OVER IN FRONT OF HER. MS. EXTREME GRABS HER AS SHE TURNS HER AROUND, NO!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME THROWS SERENA BENNETT INTO A DISCARDED PILE OF EQUIPMENT! SHE’S DOWN!
(Serena recovers quickly as she places the title to the side and looks to lunge towards Ms. Extreme who is yelling at her to bring it. As soon as Serena runs towards her, EAW officials come just in time before anything else can happen as they hold the two of them back from one another. As they’re yelling profanities and insults at one another, the Voltage Commissioner, Captain Charisma quickly arrives on the scene to calm one another down)
Captain Charisma: Quiet… QUIET!
(Both of them slowly begin to slowly de-escalate as Captain Charisma looks at the both of them as he walks up to both and personally checks on them, both responding with nods as he makes his way back in between them)
Captain Charisma: Alright, now that we’re situated… both of you seem to have a lot of bad blood, and that’s completely fine. But just know that right now is not the right time to settle it. Camille, you need to focus on facing SOSA later. Serena, you have the Grand Prix Quarterfinals to get ready for. So let’s do this for the both of you, at Road To Redemption 2020, Serena Bennett will be defending her Universal Women’s Championship against none other than Ms. Extreme. Good luck to the both of you.
(Captain Charisma walks away from the scene as it instigated an argument once more as they continue to yell at each other as EAW officials separate and back them up even farther away as that’s the last shot seen as Voltage fades out to commercial break.)
(Commercial for Jamie O’Hara’s new training regimen where you learn how to make your ankles powerful enough to jump off Hell in a Cell structures and be perfectly fine. Also useful in the event you’re attacked by Ronan Malosi.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is a triple threat match, and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!! Introducing first from Strawberry Fields of Glasgow, Scotland! Weighing in at it Doesn’t Matter, here is “FRESHLY PICKED” STRAWBERRY STEVE!!!!!
(‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes starts to play as nonchalantly Strawberry Steve walks out with his hands in pockets, looking around the virtual crowd before heading right to the ring and rolling in.)
James Peters: Showdown’s own Strawberry Steve is here on Voltage tonight to take on Lisa Wren and newcomer, Colt Hendrix. He’s an interesting fella.
Rich Russillo: He is quite boring and eccentric, with the other two competitors in the match, this will definitely be a contract of styles.
Persephone: This guy is a moron; his name is Strawberry Steve, and he comes out to the Pina Colada song. Which one is it?
Rich Russillo: Persephone and the compelling questions we all want answered.
(As Steve’s them fades, it is replaced with “Jazz” by The Fumes. As the big man walks out standing on stage for the first time.)
Bella Braxton: The next challenger hails from North East, Houston, Texas! Weighing in at 290 pounds! “THE OUTLAW” COLT HENDRIX!!!!!
(Colt makes his way down to the ring, slides in, grabs the ropes and shakes them before turning to Steve who looks unimpressed. The music then fades into “Rage” by Rico Nasty as Lisa Wren comes out, looking around at the virtual crowd before heading down to the ring.)
James Peters: The debut of Colt Hendrix and he is a big man, we are looking forward to see what he does, Steve is not impressed and here comes Lisa, she has a fire lit for sure after Wicked Games.
Rich Russillo: She does and we have seen flashes of brilliance from this woman at times, and then taking steps back, but on Voltage she keeps getting better and more dangerous. How will she hold up against the eccentric Strawberry Steve and the massive Colt Hendrix, we will see.
Persephone: Look at the size of that guy, Pina Colada Paul and Lisa Wren stand no chance, can we ring the bell and get this misery over with?
(Lisa Wren hops into the ring and poses, before dropping down to the mat. The referee checks all three wrestlers before calling for the bell.)
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(All three wrestlers have a stare down, well two of them as Strawberry Steve leans in the corner and does absolutely nothing.)
James Peters: Colt Hendrix doesn’t know what to make of Strawberry Steve, he turns, and Lisa Wren jumps on Colt! She is laying into him with forearms and fists, the big man is backing up into the corner, she continues to pound on him but no! Hendrix throws her off like a child! She gets back up and attempts a Monkey Flip! Lisa is also unorthodox; this woman has no fear at all! She tries to Monkey Flip the 300-pound monster and again he pushes her off but Lisa lands on her feet, the young woman is so pugnacious but here comes Hendrix with a huge clothesline! Lisa Wren flips in the air!
Rich Russillo: Here comes Strawberry Steve!
Persephone: Pina Paul.
Rich Russillo: Whatever! Colt turns to him and Steve with a vicious kick to the shin! And another! And Another!
Persephone: He is barely touching him; I kick harder than that when I’m getting a pedicure and they scrub my feet.
Rich Russillo: I am so glad you can find the most random nonsensical things to compare a match with. Steve is Straw Style! He is kicking Hendrix hard and here comes a forearm that barely budged Colt! And another! Steve is really showing…. NO! COLT PICKS UP STEVE IN A GORILLA PRESS SLAM! HE TURNS AND THROWS STEVE ON LISA WREN WHO WAS JUST GETTING TO HER FEET! Very impressive so far from Colt Hendrix early in the match!
Persephone: He’s facing neurotic Wren and Pina Paul, give me a break, he towers over all of them! It’s like Godzilla facing Bambi and Winnie the Pooh.
James Peters: Colt is looking impressive, he pick up Lisa by the braids, whipping her into the turnbuckle! He grabs Steve, whips him into Lisa in the corner, full steam ahead Colt charges in, Steve gets out of the way but Colt rams Lisa with another clothesline! Wait, Steve with a Crucifix! He is trying to bring Colt down, and SAMOAN DROP ON STEVE! Colt is dominating right now! He grabs Steve up to his feet, whipping him against the ropes, Back Body Drop… no! Steve lands on his feet, Colt turns around, and Steve puts his hand in the pockets as the virtual crowd cheers!
(Steve stands there with his hands in pockets, Colt shakes his head and stares him down.)
Rich Russillo: I don’t think he knows what to do with Steve! He is really boggled by this guy! He charges Steve, Stepover toe hold! He dropped him face down on the mat! Colt is down and Steve is rolling over him multiple times! Colt is furious, getting back to his feet, Dropkick by Steve! Colt stumbles back, another dropkick to Colt as he falls through the ropes! Strawberry Steve looks like he is ready to launch himself, he runs to the opposite side of the ropes, NO! Reverse heel kick by Lisa Wren out of no where and she hooks the leg for the cover!
James Peters: Kick out by Strawberry Steve! Lisa came out of that corner like fire and with her speed she almost took one and wait, she looks ta Colt getting to his feet on the outside and CORKSCREW PLANCHA by Lisa Wren! She lays the big man out! Lisa is on fire right now, rolling into the ring, SMALL PACKAGE BY STEVE!
Persephone: I’m already bored, yay kick out, whoopee!
James Peters: The ever-sarcastic Persephone. Strawberry Steve almost stole that one from Lisa Wren, she was able to kick out and Lisa with a stiff kick to the ribs of Steve! The Strawberry Man counters back with a Weak Punch to the chest! Lisa just looks down at her chest, she counters with another kick to the ribs! Steve returns the favor with a weak chop! Did you hear the slap of skin!
Persephone: Uh, I heard nothing.
Rich Russillo: Work with us Persephone, damn! Wren took that slap and she kicks Steve in the ribs again, but a SAVATE KICK FOLLOWS RIGHT TO THE FACE OF STEVE AND HE IS DOWN! LISA ROLLS UP HIS LEGS FOR THE PIN!
James Peters: Steve kicks out! Wait, she gets to her feet, climbing the top rope! She is waiting for Steve to slowly get up, NO! Here comes Colt Hendrix up on the apron! He grabs her leg, she is trying to pry herself free, but he takes her legs out from under her! She lands hard on the top turnbuckle! Colt steps back in the ring, he grabs Wren on his shoulders, and slams her on top of Steve! Colt drops and presses Wren on Steve for the cover!
Persephone: This is it!
Rich Russillo: STEVE KICKS OUT!? HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! Colt looks irate, grabbing Lisa and whipping her into the turnbuckle, HE HITS A THUNDEROUS POWERSLAM! Steve is back up and he walks right into the arms of Colt, who lifts him up… wait! STEVE RAKES THE EYES OF THE BIG MAN! FINGER POKE OF DOOM! HE IS BLINDED AND STEVE WITH THE SOUL CRUSHING SPLASH! HE HAS THAT BEARHUG ON COLT AND……..
Persephone: Is this guy for real!? I can hug harder than that!
James Peters: Colt Hendrix is just staring at Strawberry Steve! He is not impressed at all! COLT LIFTS STEVE IN THE BEARHUG NOW AND HE SCREAMS IN PAIN JUST BEFORE THE .45 COLT! THE SPINEBUSTER CRUSHED STEVE AND COLT IS HOOKING A LEG FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: Girl stay down!
James Peters: LISA WREN WITH A DIVING LEG DROP ON COLT HENDRIX TO BREAK UP THE COUNT! COLT IS NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THAT! HE IS GETTING UP SHE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPE, A SPRINGBOARD CUTTER ON THE BIG MAN! COLT HENDRIX IS DOWN! LISA WAITS UNTIL HE GETS UP! LOOK AT STRAWBERRY STEVE! HE IS UP, LISA TURNS INTO THE DIVING DDSTEVE! LISA WREN IS DOWN AND STEVE IS CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE! HE IS PERCHED HIGH AS COLT IS GETTING BACK UP…. DIVING CROSSBODY WITH HIS HANDS IN HIS POCKETS! NO! COLT HENDRIX CATCHES HIM IN MIDAIR, BUT HE FALLS BACK AND LISA WREN IS THERE, HE TRIPS OVER LISA WREN AND STEVE MAKES THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: COLT HENDRIX MUSCLES OUT! He gets back up and Steve HITS A SUPERMAN PUNCH! COLT STUMBLES BACK AND STEVE REVS UP AND ANOTHER SUPERMAN PUNCH! THE BIG MAN FALLS TO THE MAT! NO! STEVE GETS TURNED AROUND HANDSTAND SCORPION KICK BY LISA WREN ON STEVE! THAT CONNECTED RIGHT IN THE FACE! WREN UP TO THE TOP ROPE…. MOONSAULT ON COLT HENDRIX FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: She is too small to keep that big dude down!
James Peters: Colt Hendrix throws her off like a rag doll! He is getting back up, but Lisa Wren is not waiting, she springboards again off the ropes into a DDT….. NO! Colt holds her in mid-air, he walks around giving the DOUBLE THUMBS DOWN! SUPERMAN PUNCH BY STRAWBERRY STEVE AND LISA FALLS ON COLT HENDRIX! STEVE DRAGS HER OFF AND GOES FOR THE COVER…. NO LISA DRAGS HIM OFF AND GOES FOR THE COVER! NO! STEVE PULLS HER OFF AND GOES FOR A DDSTEVE, NO! LISA WREN COUNTERS, NORTHERN LIGHTS RELEASE SUPLEX! STEVE FLIES OVER AND TO THE ROPES! HE GETS UP AND LISA WITH A HUGE REVERSE HEEL KICK RIGHT ON THE MONEY! STEVE IS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HITS HARD ON THE FLOOR!
Rich Russillo: HERE COMES COLT HENDRIX! HE GRABS LISA FROM BEHIND AND RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! LISA LANDS ON HER FEET! COLT TURNS AND RUNS FOR A CLOTHESLINE, SHE DUCKS, FRONT FLIP DOUBLE KNEES, NO! COLT BLOCKS IT, KICKS HER IN THE GUT! PICKS HER UP FOR THE CLOCKING OFF AND HAS LISA IN THE AIR…. SHE FALLS BEHIND COLT AND ROLLS HIM IN SCHOOLBOY TRANSITIONED INTO A ROLLING BRIDGE!
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Bella Braxton: The winner of the match….. LISA WREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Rage” by Rico Nasty plays throughout the arena as Lisa gets up and flips Colt Hendrix off before jumping out of the ring! The referee raises her arms in the outside as Colt Hendrix is up on his feet stomping the mat, yelling at the referee before realizing he just lost. Strawberry Steve is on the other side of the ring sitting against the barricade, putting his sunglasses back on.)
James Peters: Impressive debut by the big man but he was caught in a roll up and Lisa bridged for more leverage, a great move that caught Colt Hendrix by surprise and we have a huge win for Wren tonight.
Rich Russillo: It really was, Strawberry Steve had his moments, when take all the comedy aside he came out swinging but fell short. Lisa Wren had something to prove here tonight and she did just that. The young lady really showed how resilient she can be.
Persephone: Smart move in keeping the big guy down, now can we just go to the next match, we have already seen some weird stuff here tonight.
James Peters: I have to agree, but again a huge win for Lisa Wren tonight, and I doubt that is the last we have seen of the monstrous Colt Hendrix or Showdown’s own, Strawberry Steve.
(Lisa continues to celebrate up the rampway as Colt Hendrix looks on angrily and Strawberry Steve couldn’t care less.)
(Commercial for SKA and Komatsu Ogawa’s new wrestling school. Not only will you learn how to become a wrestler, but upon leaving you’ll know the entire history of EAW.)
(Voltage fades back in from break.)
[ SCREENBAR – EARLIER TODAY @ DRAKE KING’S COMPOUND ]
(The scene opens up to somewhere in Bumblefuck, New Jersey and Sofia Clarke is seen standing outside of a mysterious looking warehouse. She is getting sick of being sent to obscure locations somewhere in the state of New Jersey because members of the Voltage roster want to be edgy. However, this place isn’t spooky. In fact, it’s shockingly beautiful which leads her to wonder why it’s hidden deep within the woods. The mysterious warehouse has been painted gold and is adorned with hundreds of twinkling white lights, like you see at Christmas time. Sofia shakes her head as she approaches the door, but she doesn’t even get a chance to knock before the door swings open.)
Sofia Clarke: O.
(‘The Last Messiah’ Drake King steps into view. He is dressed in a pair of baggy, drawstring linen pants with a plain white T-shirt, and his hair is pulled back into a glorious man bun. He flashes Sofia a welcoming smile and beckons for her to come in.)
Drake King: Welcome to my humble abode, Sofia.
(Both step inside and Sofia notes that Drake’s place is actually really nice. It is modest and designed for comfort, as well as for privacy. The windows are blacked out, and the only light allowed inside comes from artificial sources. They head down the hallway and come to a room that looks like it belongs inside of a church. There are pews, stained glass windows, and at the front of the room is an altar made of gold and decked out with jewels. A lot of money had clearly been poured into the decoration of this room and Sofia can not help but be impressed by how nice it is. Drake leads Sofia to the front row of pews and invites her to sit down. She does as instructed and Drake takes his place behind the altar. He takes a moment for a silent prayer, and then after blessing himself, he turns his full attention towards Sofia.)
Drake King: I appreciate you coming out here on such short notice.
Sofia Clarke: You decided to boycott Voltage this week. I wasn’t given much of a choice. Obviously we all want to know what is on your mind right now.
(Drake places his hands flat on the top of the altar and gives Sofia a thoughtful look. Obviously, there is a lot on his mind, stuff he knows he must address, and it appears that this is the time. He has the platform, and it was given to him on his terms.)
Drake King: I am not a happy person at the moment, Sofia. There is no other way to describe myself right now. Wicked Games has left a bitter taste in my mouth. Malcolm Jones, a man I invested my time in and believed in, cost not just me, but this entire company a chance to become even better. I was seconds away from doing exactly what I set out to do, and that was rid this place of that cancer TLA, and Malcolm decided to rebel against me and my teachings and cost me that chance. I understand that Malcolm has been harboring resentment towards me since Territorial Invasion. I have done absolutely everything in my power to try and make that up to him. It’s Malcolm that has continued to brush off my attempts at making peace, and now I know why. Quite frankly, no one should have been allowed down at ringside during that match. The Barbed Wire Massacre match between TLA and myself was a means to an end, and that should have been respected. Malcolm could have confronted me at any other time, and it isn’t like he didn’t have his chance. He purposely waited to strike when he knew it would hurt me the most and that’s the most upsetting part about all of this. I poured everything I had into Wicked Games and getting rid of TLA. I really did. It was at the very top of my to-do list when I decided the time was right for me to return to my beloved EAW. My heart hurts right now for myself and more importantly, it hurts for EAW. Malcolm Jones is to blame for that and the thought of going to Voltage this week is too much for me to bear.
(There’s a look of sadness in Drake’s eyes and it’s easy to see that he is very torn up over what happened at Wicked Games.)
Sofia Clarke: If you don’t mind me asking, is that the only thing that is keeping you from Voltage this week? House of Leaders suffered a loss on Dynasty this week, knocking Darcy May Morgan and yourself out of the Grand Prix. Perhaps you don’t want to face your partner?
Drake King: I can understand why you think that, Sofia, but that is not the case. I made the decision earlier in the week that I did not want to bless Voltage with my presence this week because the show itself is not deserving of it. Insolence has to be punished and Captain Charisma allowing Malcolm Jones to come to the ring during my Wicked Games match is the biggest example of insubordination I have ever seen in my life. I am simply not prepared to address Captain Charisma at this time, but trust me, I will. I am a forgiving Messiah, trust me I am, and I am sure that Captain Charisma will be extremely apologetic when I show up next week.
Sofia Clarke: So it has nothing to do with what happened on Dynasty?
(A sigh escapes from Drake.)
Drake King: Since you insist on bringing that up once again, I guess I will address it, although I would just prefer to speak with Sister Darcy in person. I have tried to reach out to her, but at the moment she is not returning my phone calls or text messages. Obviously, she is upset, and she has a right to be. I planned for the two of us to win the Grand Prix and go on to become Unified Tag Team Champions. I want Darcy to have these accolades on her resume. She is a hard worker and so deserving of the materialistic things she desires, even if I don’t agree with that mindset. I want to make sure she gets everything she desires because I wasn’t kind to her last season. I want to make up for that, and I was banking on the Grand Prix victory to fall into our laps, but it didn’t. Now I have to live with that, and the fact Malcolm Jones was allowed to get the better of both of us after he stole a win from Sister Darcy at Wicked Games, and cost me one against TLA at the same event. I will make sure Sister Darcy hears me out next week and we will move forward. I am not worried about her because she is a reasonable person.
Sofia Clarke: Fair enough, Drake. One last thing I want to ask you about your Voltage boycott this week…
(Drake flashes Sofia what can only appear to be a rather fake smile.)
Drake King: And what is that my child?
Sofia Clarke: :lupe: Does your boycott of Voltage this week have anything to do with you know who competing in tonight’s main event? :lupe:
(Drake’s smile stays frozen in place which makes Sofia feel a little uncomfortable.)
Drake King: We do not acknowledge this week’s Voltage main event, Sofia. It is completely irrelevant to anything going on in my life right now.
Sofia Clarke: Alright, alright. One last question before we wrap up. Road to Redemption is coming up. What do you see yourself doing at that event?
(Drake thinks for a moment. That was a great question and truthfully, he hadn’t really given it much thought. His primary focus had been ending TLA and continuing on in the Grand Prix with Darcy, and now both of things were in the past with unsuccessful results.)
Drake King: That is something I will have to think about because quite frankly, the barbaric nature of an Extreme Elimination Chamber is not high on my list of priorities right now. I am not here for championships, even though I am sure there will be some undeserving people sneaking into that chamber. It would not shock me at all to see TLA somehow get in there because that’s what this company does. They constantly reward him for whatever stupid reason, but let me not go down that path right now. I am trying to get my mind together and find peace with the situation with TLA, and look ahead. I don’t have a timetable when it comes to my plan to change this company for the better, so that situation can be rehashed whenever the timing is right. There are other things going on right now and I am going to play it by ear. We will see what happens, and I won’t rule anything out.
Sofia Clarke: :wow: Alright, Drake. Thank you for inviting me into your home. I wish you the best of luck heading into the end of the season.
Drake King: Absolutely, my child. Enjoy the rest of your day. I will see you out.
(Drake steps down from the altar, as Sofia stands up, and the two head out of the church portion of Drake’s compound as the scene fades out.)
(Voltage returns to ringside.)
(As Voltage returns, we see Bella Braxton stood in the ring holding an EAW-branded microphone.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: ONE FALL!!
(‘Awake and Alive’ by Skillet hits the speakers, as “Rotten” Ben Roth walks out through the curtains. Laser focused on the match, he begins to walk down the ramp, skipping the flashy stuff, straight down to business.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, billed from Soweto South Africa…
Persephone: South Africa? What is he, Ronan Malosi? Looks like him too.
Bella Braxton: HE IS “ROTTEN” BEEEEEEEEEEEEN ROOOOOOOOOOOTH!!!!!
(Ben Roth raises his arms in the ring, before going to his corner, as his theme cuts out. ‘Hell on Heels’ by Pistol Annies replaces this, as the lighting in the arena cuts out completely. Kensingten Calhoun-Astor walks out onto the stage, with the spotlight fixated on her, as she wants all eyes on her. She meant that quite literally, as now you can’t see anything else.)
James Peters: And here comes his opponent! Unlike Ben Roth, she isn’t skipping any of the flashy entrances, she isn’t laser focused, as always she wants everyone to remember her, and only her.
Rich Russillo: I don’t mean to sound like a Showdown commentator, but who DOESN’T remember her? By the end of this entrance alone, the entire world will know who’s the best!
Persephone: Just waiting for her to hurry up, I can’t see my fucking drink.
Rich Russillo: Here honey let me get it for yo-
Persephone: On second thought I’m not thirsty anymore.
Rich Russillo: Okay!
Bella Braxton: And introducing his opponent… hailing from Savannah, Georgia… weighting in at 143 pounds… THE STEEL MAGNOLIA OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING… KENSINGTEN CALHOUUUUUUUN-ASTOOOOOOOR!!!
(As her name is called, Kensingten climbs up onto the apron, before posing. The lights flick back on, as she enters the ring and her theme fades out. She stands in her corner, as Ben Roth stares at her from across the ring, with focused eyes, as if he’s ready to try something.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: The bell rings, as “Rotten” Ben Roth sprints forward and tries to hit Kensingten with a quick big boot! But it’s quickly countered with a shoot kick to the chest, making him stumble backwards, and drop to a knee! Kensingten quickly follows up with another kick to the head, but Ben Roth manages to duck, and attempts a Russian Leg Sweep, only for Kensingten to counter with a sweep to the leg! Ben Roth falls down into a seated position, as Kensingten steps backwards, with a smile on her face!
Rich Russillo: She then grabs a handkerchief out of her kneepad, before wiping the sweat off her face! Before she throws it into Ben’s face, as an ultimate sign of disrespect! Ben doesn’t take too kindly to this, as he stands back up and charges forward, but Kensingten is smart and rolls out! The brains of this lady is amazing. Incredibly smart in this match!
James Peters: Ben Roth appears to be really angry, as he tries to exit the ring, but Kensingten slides back in, so he follows and- OH! DRAGON SCREW ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! THE DRAGON SCREW WILL DO ENOUGH DAMAGE TO THE JOINTS, BUT ASSISTED BY THE ROPES, IT’LL DO MORE THAN DAMAGE! THAT COULD BE FROM A TORN MUSCLE TO A STRAINED LEG! REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS, IT’S GOING TO AFFECT HIS PERFORMANCE IN THIS MATCH, WHETHER IT BE SUBTLY OR AN OBVIOUS WEAK SPOT!
Rich Russillo: FANTASTIC IDEA BY THE FIRST LADY, TAKING OUT THE LEG TO CUT OFF SOME OF HIS OFFENSE, ESPECIALLY THAT CELL BLOCK DROP, WHICH HEAVILY RELIES ON THAT LEG! BUT SHE’S NOT DONE THERE, AS SHE RUNS THE ROPES, BEFORE HITTING A RUNNING FOREARM STRIKE, SENDING BOTH HER AND BEN ROTH TUMBLING TO THE OUTSIDE! THE SPEED AND FORCE BEHIND THAT WAS UNRIVALED!
James Peters: KENSINGTEN DOESN’T TAKE A HUGE BUMP, BUT BEN ROTH CRASHES AGAINST THE MAT AT FULL FORCE! CALHOUN-ASTOR STANDS UP, AND SLIDES INTO THE RING, AS BEN ROTH IS OUT COLD! COULD WE BE SEEING A COUNTOUT VICTORY HERE?!
James Peters: Ben Roth begins to crawl forward, as he grabs onto our announce table as leverage to pull himself up!
James Peters: But he slips back down!
James Peters: NO! HE SOMEHOW SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, AND THE MATCH CONTINUES!
Rich Russillo: BUT KENSINGTEN IS ONE STEP AHEAD! SHE QUICKLY KNOCKS HIM TO THE FLOOR WITH A KICK TO HIS LEG, DOING MORE DAMAGE! AND SHE ISN’T DONE! ANOTHER SHOOT KICK FOLLOWS, ONCE AGAIN TO THE LEG, JUST DOING MORE DAMAGE TO GIVE HER A TARGET! SHE THEN GRABS THE LEG, BEFORE STANDING OVER IT, AND DROPPING TO HER KNEES, CRUSHING THE LEG IN BETWEEN THEM AND THE MAT!
James Peters: AND BEN IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! SOMETHING IS CLEARLY WRONG HERE, AND WE CAN ONLY ASSUME IT’S GOING TO BE EXPLOITED FURTHER! BEN GRABS THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND PULLS HIMSELF AWAY, AS KENSINGTEN STANDS UP AND WATCHES WITH A SMILE!
Rich Russillo: The referee has gone to check on Ben Roth, as Kensingten walks in a circle, dusting her hands off, pretty much mocking her opponent. Using hand gestures to call this an easy fight, and she isn’t wrong! From the bat this has been an easy match for her to wrestle, and it shows, as she’s only been using strikes, effortlessly brawling with Ben who made one mistake, and it cost him!
James Peters: He needs to focus on fighting through this injury, and finding a window of opportunity. It’s easier said than done in the heat of the match, but right now he needs any chance he can get! Dig deep for that chance, and maybe he’ll come out on top, able to walk!
Rich Russillo: Ben Roth slowly climbs the ropes from the outside to get to his feet, before walking towards Kensingten! He’s clearly got a limp, but he tries to fight through it, as he throws a punch- only for her to sidestep, and he falls to the floor! And she laughs at him!
James Peters: Ben Roth really isn’t in a good space right now! His leg has clearly given away, and Kensingten looks to capitalize with a submission- But a kick to the face with the other foot! Kensingten stumbles back, before Ben begins to climb the ropes! She charges at Ben, but he pulls the top rope down, and she tumbles to the outside, now is the time he can strike!
Rich Russillo: He begins to hop forward, before shaking off his leg and running the ropes! BUT KENSINGTEN ENTERS THE RING WAITING FOR HIM, AND DROPKICKS HIM IN THE LEG! NO, HE SIDESTEPS, BIG BOOT TO THE HEAD OF A SEATED KENSINGTEN! HE COVERS!
James Peters: BUT SHE GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT TWO! BEN ROTH MANAGED TO GET A TWO COUNT WITH ONE OF HIS FIRST MOVES, THOUGH, THAT NEEDS TO BE NOTED! IT’S ALSO A REASON WHY KENSINGTEN MUST GET RID OF THOSE LEGS
Rich Russillo: Ben Roth slowly pushes himself to his feet, still feeling the effects of that dragon screw and kicks to the leg, as he retreats to the corner, trying to take a rest perhaps. Kensingten sees this as she slowly stands up herself. She sprints towards Ben, looking to take him off guard, but he has it scouted! He lifts his foot up- But she catches it, and places it on her shoulder BEFORE DROPPING TO HER KNEES! DOING MORE DAMAGE TO THE LEG, THAT MAY BE INJURED RIGHT NOW! BUT SHE DOESN’T LET GO, AS SHE PLACES IT OUT ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE, BEFORE SHOOT KICKIN IT! THAT’S NOT THE END OF IT THOUGH, AS SHE REACHES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE TO GRAB THE FOOT, BEFORE USING HERS TO PUSH THE ROPE FORWARD, ALONG WITH PULLING THE LEG BACKWARDS!
James Peters: BEN ROTH IS SCREAMING IN AGONY, AS HIS LEG IS GETTING RIPPED OFF THE BONE, AT THIS POINT PROBABLY LITERALLY, WHICH COULD AFFECT HIM BEYOND JUST THIS MATCH! BUT LOOK AT THE FIGHT ON THIS MAN! HE USES HIS OTHER LEG TO KICK KENSINGTEN IN THE BACK OF HER HEAD, DESPITE BEING ON ONE LEG ALREADY! HE MANAGES TO FREE HIS LEG, BUT AT WHAT COST? HE’S STILL GOING TO BE FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THAT ONE FOR A WHILE!
Rich Russillo: Kensingten backs away as Ben Roth hops out of the corner! He swings her around, before chopping her in the upper chest, followed up by a punch, and a second chop! She falls back into the ropes, where she’s chopped again! He then grabs her arms, and begins to stick her head under the top rope, BEFORE PULLING BACK TO DEAL DAMAGE TO HER THROAT! NO! SHE MANAGES TO INVERT THE FORCE, AND PULL HIM INTO THE ROPES INSTEAD, BEFORE TURNING HIM AROUND AND SHE TIES HIM UP IN THE ROPES! OH MY GOD, MORE SHOOT KICKS TO THE LEG, BEFORE SHE GRABS IT ENTIRELY, AND DOES A DRAGON SCREW ONCE MORE!
James Peters: SHE ISN’T STOPPING AT ONE! SHE STANDS UP, AND SPINS INTO A SECOND! THEN INTO A THIRD! A FOURTH! SHE’S GOING TO DO LASTING DAMAGE TO HIS LEG, JUST FOR THIS ONE WIN!
Persephone: She could just fight him instead of being a coward and breaking his leg. If you have to break something in order to win, somethings wrong. Eh, I don’t really care though.
James Peters: :wow:
Rich Russillo: BEN TRIES TO KICK KENSINGTEN, BUT IT’S NO USE THIS TIME, AS SHE HAD IT SCOUTED, MANAGING TO BLOCK IT WITH HIS INJURED LEG, SO HE KICKS HIMSELF, AND DAMAGES HIS LEG EVEN MORE! BUT WITH THIS, HE MANAGES TO UNRAVEL HIS ARMS, AND DROP TO A KNEE WHERE HE QUICKLY GRASPS HIS LEG IN PAIN! HIS LEG HAS BEEN THE CENTER OF ATTACK THE ENTIRE MATCH, AND THERE’S NO WAY HE CAN AVOID THE PAIN ANY LONGER! HE VISIBLY CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND, AND IS NOW SCRUNCHED OVER, SHOWING HE’S BEEN WEAKENED BY A LOT! I’M NOT SURE HE’LL EVEN RECOVER IN THIS MATCH, AND KENSINGTEN KNOWS THAT TOO, WATCHING ON WITH A SATISFIED SMILE ON HER FACE! SHE CRAWLS OVER, SHOOTS THE HALF, AND HOOKS THE LEG!
James Peters: NO! BEN QUICKLY GETS THE SHOULDER UP, AND CONTINUES THE MATCH! THIS INFURIATES KENSINGTEN, AS SHE MOUNTS ON TOP OF HIM, BEFORE DELIVERING REPEATED FOREARM STRIKES TO HIS MOUTH AND JAW! SHE’S CLEARLY GETTING DESPERATE SLIGHTLY, AS SHE WENT FROM ATTACKING HIS LEG SMARTLY, TO NOW PUMMELING HIM INTO OBLIVION! NOT THAT IT WON’T WORK THOUGH, AS SHE COULD VERY WELL KNOCK HIM OUT COLD RIGHT NOW!
Rich Russillo: YOU SPOKE TOO SOON, MY FRIEND, BECAUSE BEN ROTH BEGINS TO RETALIATE WITH PUNCHES TO THE JAW, ASSISTED BY PULLING HER HEAD INTO HIS FIST AS HE HAS A LOCK OF HER HAIR IN HIS OTHER HAND FOR EXTRA LEVERAGE! SHE EVENTUALLY STOPS HER STRIKES, AS HER BODY’S DEMEANOR WEAKENS, CLEARLY AFFECTED BY THE PUNCHES! BEN ROTH PUSHES HER DOWN, BEFORE DOING THE ONLY THING HE CAN DO; FIGHT! PUNCH AFTER PUNCH AFTER PUNCH, RAINING DOWN INTO KENSINGTEN’S HEAD, FIRING BACK AT HER WITH EVERY LAST BIT OF ENERGY HE HAS! SHE TRIES TO SCURRY AWAY TO THE ROPES, BUT HE GRABS HER BOOT AND TRIES TO PULL HER CLOSER- ONLY TO BE KICKED SQUARE IN THE JAW WHICH KNOCKS HIM DOWN COMPLETELY! SHE USES THE CORNER TO STAND BACK UP, BEFORE TURNING HER ATTENTION TO BEN ROTH!
James Peters: RUNNING ‘SOUTHERN SWAG SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT’!!! RUNNING LEFT HOOK TKO PUNCH, WHICH KNOCKS BEN ROTH OUT COMPLETELY! BUT SHE DOESN’T STOP THERE, GOING BACK DOWN TO THE LEG, WHERE SHE GRABS HOLD OF IT AND… OH MY GOD… “SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT” KIMURA LOCK ON HIS LEG!!! I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE, BUT SOMEHOW SHE’S MANAGED TO LOCK IT IN! SHE WRENCHES IT, TRYING TO DEAL AS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE, AS BEN SCRATCHES AND CLAWS HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES! BUT IT’S NO USE, THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH ALREADY, AND HIS HAND GOES STRAIGHT TO THE MAT! HE TAPS! HE TAPS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Hell on Heels’ by Pistol Annies hits the speakers, as Kensingten Calhoun-Astor refuses to let go of the submission hold for a few seconds, until the referee forces her back.)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER VIA SUBMISSION… KENSINGTEN CALHOUUUUUUUUUUUN-AAAAAAAASTOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!
Rich Russillo: What a brilliant tactic, from start to finish! As soon as she hit that first dragon screw, she knew exactly what she had to do in order to pick up the victory! Outstanding performance!
James Peters: It was evil, but I can’t deny the brain power used in order to come up with that. It was simple, but effective. Cut off every bit of offense Ben tried to get in, by attacking at his legs. Impressive win for Kensingten here tonight!
(As Kensingten celebrates, with a smug grin on her face, and her arms raised high, Voltage cuts to commercial.)
(Promotional ad for #EAWCares featuring El Landerson who’s now worried because everyone keeps saying his daughter’s in a relationship with Myles.)
(Coming from a commercial break, before things return to ringside, a video package chronicling the Nation Elite Championship proceedings between Sienna Jade and Myles begins to play! Fading into the earlier last month, with Minerva convincing Myles into wanting to take on the then-reigning champion, Sienna, and regarding Sienna as being the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with the sport of wrestling today. From being called entitled to pampered to artificial, Sienna disputes it all and blames Minerva for wrongfully influencing Myles with the feelings Minerva has made no secret she has for Sienna. Sienna knows she’s one of the absolute best this sport has ever seen and she makes no effort to downplay that fact, even willing to take on Myles as well before she ends up being laid out by him during an interview! The next few weeks see Sienna and Myles share verbal arguments with Myles staking his claims to being a future top star of this business, while Sienna makes it clear that while she’s not ashamed of the way she conducts herself or lives her life only expecting the best, she’s still an amazing athlete and from done leading the locker room as the National Elite Champion. Going as far as to say that Myles will have to pry the championship from her cold, dead hands, just like that they’ve got a match set for Wicked Games!
It goes without saying their Wicked Games match holds nothing back, and it’s a match that had the entire EAW Universe on the edge of their seats. The video package shows some of its most vicious highlights, being sure to highlight the chainsaw that nearly decapitates James Peters, as well as Sienna putting her expertise to use in her effort to thwart Myles’ advances on claiming victory over her. It’s nothing short of a grueling battle for both competitors but it’s ultimately Myles’ focus on her ankle that becomes her undoing as, by the end, Sienna Jade isn’t able to withstand the damage done and it allows Myles to capitalize, ushering in a NEW National Elite Champion!)
(The video package fades out and we return to ringside where the crowd buzzes with support for Myles’ victory upon seeing it again. But it’s shortly after that “Unfuckwithable” by Deez Nuts begins to play and it’s a mixed reaction for Sienna Jade, as she takes her time coming out into view. She still sports apparent battle scars from her match with Myles, but it’s certainly a more somber tone from the former champion before she heads down to the ring. Passing the cameraman, he follows behind her as she heads up the steps, but as she does so, what can be seen popping its head out from under the ring apron for the slightest moment is the doll from the Graveyard Match.)
Rich Russillo: Did you guys see that?!
James Peters: See what?
Rich Russillo: It was that weird doll from Wicked Games!
Persephone: Are you sure it’s not just some kind of post-Wicked Games hangover? I mean, you really wouldn’t shut up about it; maybe you’re seeing things.
Rich Russillo: I know what I saw!
(Sienna picks up the microphone placed upon the steps by stagehands and enters through the ropes where she takes her spot in the middle of the ring. Taking a moment, Sienna nods her head before she begins to speak.)
Sienna Jade: Wicked Games definitely went in a way I certainly wasn’t expecting it to. In a perfect, sane world, Sienna Jade walks down to this very ring and continues to make it clear that I’m not only the champion that Voltage needs but that I’m the Locker Room Leader with that National Elite Championship, as well! …But that’s not what happened, and I think it’s fucking mind-blowing that this is the outcome that we have to face, but not as insane as it was when Myles had to use a whole fucking chainsaw to try keep me down at one point! Things could’ve gone so much worse and Voltage would be shit out of luck if that were the case, because do you think this show can stay fucking afloat without me?! There’s no one like me, there’s no one on this brand that can do what Sienna Jade can do for it even while being at the helm without a championship!
(Sienna scoffs, shaking her head as she continues to think about what happened at Wicked Games and it’s clear that despite the loss, Sienna’s taken the time to gain some perspective on where things can go for her now.)
Sienna Jade: I fully expected my reign to continue and there’s no fucking doubt about what I was willing to do to ensure that the only way it was going to end, was on my terms! Wicked Games didn’t go the way the world deserved with me standing tall in the end, but while my reign is over, what’s far from finished is everything I’m focused on next. Me and Kassidy still have the Grand Prix to win for a second time, and we’re going to get there by getting a win back over the Blicky Boyz. Kassidy and I, are unlike any other team to ever exist, setting an unprecedented level of competition-
(“Blood, Milk, & Sky” by White Zombie begins to play and Sienna looks to the stage, furious with the fact she’s being interrupted and she’s even less excited with the fact that it’s Minerva making her way out!)
James Peters: I think it was made clear back at Wicked Games, and even before then, that there are certainly issues between Minerva and Sienna that need addressing!
Rich Russillo: That’s true, but it doesn’t look like Sienna’s in the mood for this right now! The only thing is, I don’t think Minerva’s going to give her a choice!
(Minerva heads to the ring to the sound of mostly cheers, and she enters with a microphone, staring down Sienna for a moment before she ever even speaks. What happened at Wicked Games is clearly weighing heavily on Minerva’s mind, as even her unmoved demeanor comes off intense.)
Minerva: You talk about competition, Sienna, but to claim to be operating at such an “unprecedented level”, you sure seemed to have a problem showing your face back at Wicked Games.
Sienna Jade: What the fuck are you even talking about-
Minerva: Don’t play dumb, Sienna, or maybe, you’re not playing at all! But in either case, allow me to refresh your memory: your music played at the end of my match against Terry Chambers, effectively costing me that match! You may come off dense and vapid at times, but you had to know that I was going to come looking for answers, and I’m demanding to get them right here, right now!
(The frustration on Minerva’s face couldn’t be anymore obvious, but across from her, Sienna seemingly appears confused. The former Women’s World Champion taps her chin, seemingly having to think about what exactly Minerva could be talking about which only angers the former Universal Women’s Champion.)
Sienna Jade: Hmmm, now that you mention it, I’m just really not sure if I know what you’re talking about, Minerva! I mean, there were just so many matches that night and there was just so much going on, it was all a lot to try to keep up with! If somehow I got people to actually care about a match you were in, I’m sure I would’ve known about it, except I just can’t seem to recall-
Minerva: Stop with the games, Sienna. That’s not what I’m here for and you know that good and well. Everyone knows how you can get when things don’t go your way and losing the National Elite Championship so unexpectedly – well, unexpectedly in your mind anyway – to the better competitor clearly left you bitter. But for some reason, you just couldn’t take your loss to Myles that night like a good little bitch and you decided to take that out on me; you’re GOING to explain yourself.
(Sienna laughs into her microphone before she steps to Minerva, the petty and jovial demeanor she had just moments ago disappearing in an instant.)
Sienna Jade: The better competitor?! Listen, bitch, Myles isn’t a better competitor than me and I’ll stand by that no matter what the fuck happened at Wicked Games; championship or no championship, I’m still setting the fucking standard and leading this era. And you know why? Because I know what I want and I’m not afraid to go after it, I’m not afraid to say that I DO deserve the best and that I’m expecting only ever the best for myself! The same can’t be said for your bitch boy, Myles, who you had to convince to meet me in the ring and challenge me anyway; he wouldn’t even have had the chance if it wasn’t for you being too much of a fucking pussy to face me yourself! That’s why I think it’s so fucking hilarious that you can have the audacity, the goddamn gall to come out here saying shit like that and not expect to get the responses that you do! After all, you’ve had my name in your mouth consistently for quite some time and even made sure you took the time to make sure that you sent Myles my way – since you decided to get involved in my business, I got involved in yours and returned the favor! Never mind the fact that I’m Sienna fuckin’ Jade, meaning I can do what the fuck I want when I want, and Sienna Jade doesn’t owe ANYONE an explanation.
(Minerva shakes her head and rolls her eyes not necessarily surprised, after having let Sienna speak her piece but Sienna snaps her fingers to get her focus back on her, and she continues getting closer to Minerva. Clearly, neither woman is going to back down from this confrontation so soon.)
Sienna Jade: I hope that was clear enough for you, because interrupting me and coming out here for shit like that?! A waste of my fucking time, because I certainly don’t owe you shit either, no matter how much you whine and cry that you didn’t get your way. So, now that that’s out the way, get the fuck out my ring and go get ready to lose to Serena again.
Minerva: That’s funny coming from you, Sienna, because you would know all about losing to Serena, wouldn’t you? I mean, who can forget Pain for Pride when Serena made you tap out in the middle of the ring for her to become the inaugural Universal Women’s Champion? The difference between you and me though, is that I took my loss and didn’t have to disappear after taking Serena to her absolute limits. I’ve been here, putting in the work and that hasn’t changed a bit, and what else hasn’t changed is you being an irritable bitch. Thinking about it that way though, I guess it makes sense you did what you did, because if you don’t get your way then the ones not afraid to tell you what they think can’t get theirs either in your eyes. But you losing out on shit you never deserved or never should’ve ever had isn’t all that much of uncommon sight around here, even Serena proved that-
James Peters: SIENNA JUST WENT TO SLAP MINERVA BUT MINERVA BLOCKED IT!!
Rich Russillo: THE DARK!!! MINERVA JUST MISTED SIENNA WITH THAT BLACK MIST AND SIENNA IMMEDIATELY DROPS TO THE MAT WITH A PAINED SCREAM, SHE CAN’T SEE ANYTHING! SIENNA’S ON THE MAT RUBBING AT HER EYES!
James Peters: HERE COMES A REFEREE- BUT MINERVA BLOCKS HIM FROM SLIDING IN THE RING FOR A MOMENT! Sienna’s down on the mat screaming and trying to clear out her eyes, but Minerva’s set on watching her writhe there on the mat in agony! Someone has to step in and help!
(Minerva laughs as the ring official enters in on the other side and attends to Sienna as she continues to call out for help, and the former Universal Women’s Champion couldn’t look anymore proud than she does right now for what she’s done to the former National Elite Champion. A few more officials arrive to help, one of them advising Minerva to leave and after a moment of taking in the sight of a wailing Sienna, Minerva exits from the ring, a smirk on her face as she uses her thumb to wipe away a small bit of leftover mist.)
Minerva: (off-mic) We’ll meet again, Sienna, that’s something to be sure of. Just wait and see.
(Staying at ringside for only just a moment longer, the scene eventually fades out after cutting away from Minerva and back to the scene in the ring for a few final moments.)
(Commercial for EAW’s new addiction treatment center. After losing at Reasonable Doubt, I think it’s safe to say Bronson Daniels is gonna need this :lupe:)
(With a pan around the World 1 Theatre, the camera cuts to Bella Braxton, who’s all smiles, as she stands in the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following singles match-up is scheduled for-
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy begins to play and the crowd roars with cheers as Donovan Duke comes out to the stage, hyped up and ready to compete here tonight!)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, making his way to the ring, from Stillwater, Oklahoma… weighing in at 215 pounds… DONOVAAAAAAN DUUUUUKE!
Rich Russillo: Donovan Duke scored a massive win at Wicked Games, when he defeated Lisa Wren and Azrael to become the #1 contender to the New Breed Championship! Tonight, he looks to follow up on that victory by getting himself another, and perhaps, send a message to the champion!
James Peters: It’ll be an amazing chance and opportunity for Donovan when the time comes, and we’re totally not biased when we say that we hope he manages to bring that championship back to Voltage!
Persephone: Meanwhile, I’ll be here trying to manifest Rex regaining his EAW Championship like he deserves to have again!
(Donovan enters the ring and takes his place in anticipation of his opponent when “Kingslayer” by Bring Me The Horizon feat. BABYMETAL takes over, and the crowd breaks into boos as Jesse Barlow and Hannah Marin come walking out.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, being accompanied to the ring by Hannah Marin, from Hoboken, New Jersey… weighing in at a total of 210 pounds…. JESSSSEEEE BAAARRRLOOOWWW!!!
James Peters: It’s been an interesting turnaround for Jesse, as he cut ties with Korey Gaines back at Wicked Games, walking out on the match and ultimately blaming Korey for not doing his part for too long when it came to wanting Parental Advisory to succeed!
Rich Russillo: He slapped Hannah also and I can’t imagine that helped his case at all, honestly, especially when she seemed to have helped influence the decision. :lupe: But they both seemed to be focused on tonight, and maybe, it’s just what Jesse needs to move forward.
(Jesse makes his way into the ring and Hannah stays on the outside, meanwhile, the referee calls for the bell!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: The #1 contender to the New Breed Championship and a newly solo Jesse Barlow look to get this underway here on Voltage, and you’d have to imagine that they’re both coming in right off Wicked Games looking to make a point here tonight!
Rich Russillo: Absolutely! Donovan seemed to find himself potentially rising up the ranks as he got a step closer to championship gold and now he looks to keep his momentum going strong, while Jesse has done away with Parental Advisory!
Persephone: Personally, I’d love to do away with this match! I want Rex back in the ring :noah:!!!
James Peters: I’d ask you to not do too much to take away from this match, but that’s always been asking you for far too much! Donovan ducks down and around Jesse after the tie-up in the middle of the ring, and Jesse takes off running to the ropes! Donovan perhaps tries to o’connor roll him back to the middle of the ring but Jesse hangs onto the top rope!
Rich Russillo: Donovan tried to pull him away again but Barlow won’t budge and strikes Donovan Duke away with a back elbow right to the face! Jesse immediately rushes him thereafter with a kick to the gut and pulls him into a front headlock before taking him to the mat with a snap suplex! Jesse is the first back to his feet and just as Donovan tries to turn over to get up, Barlow kicks him in the ribs to stay in control!
James Peters: With Hannah cheering him on, Jesse reaches down to grab a hold of the #1 contender and he tosses Donovan through the air, sending him crashing into the corner! AND NOW JESSE HOLDS NOTHING BACK AS HE TAKES OFF INTO THE CORNER IN A SPRINT, CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!
Rich Russillo: JESSE CONNECTS WITH STOMP AFTER STOMP WHILE HE HAS DUKE DOWN AGAINST THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE, AND HASN’T THOUGHT TO STOP FOR ONE SECOND! JESSS NOW PRESSING HIS FOOT TO DONOVAN’S FACE, PULLING HIMSELF UP WITH THE ROPES FOR LEVERAGE!
James Peters: THE REFEREE BEGINS A COUNT BUT JESSE PAYS HIM NO ATTENTION! JESSE GETTING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO BEING DISQUALIFIED, BUT HE COMES OFF DONOVAN, LIFTING HIMSELF INTO THE AIR WITH THE TOP ROPE AND HITTING A PENDULUM-STYLE DROPKICK, DRIVING TWO BOOTS TO THE FACE!!
Persephone: Can someone explain to me why they stop just when they’re on the verge of being disqualified?! If people are gonna go against the rules, then they need to learn how to commit; it’d end shit around here a whole lot faster!
Rich Russillo: AND WHILE OUR BEAUTIFUL BROADCAST PARTNER CONTINUES RAMBLING OFF OVER THERE IN HER OWN LITTLE WORLD, JESSE HAS PULLED DONOVAN OUT THE CORNER AND TO HIS FEET! SNAPMARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AFTER BRINGING DONOVAN THERE, FOLLOWED BY A KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! JESSE WITH THE COVER!
James Peters: It’s still far too early for Donovan to even start slipping away now, as he’s still got plenty of fight left in him! But besides that, I can only imagine he has to know every match from now to his title match are pertinent to his cause; he says his stock is rising and if he can get things going back in his favor here, it’d be hard to deny that!
Rich Russillo: Jesse drags Donovan up to his feet and whips him into the corner, and Jesse looks to follow up- DONOVAN CATCHES HIM UNEXPECTEDLY WITH A BACK ELBOW! JESSE STUMBLES BACK AND DONOVAN CLIMBS UP ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE BEFORE LAUNCHING HIMSELF OFF, CONNECTING WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK!!
James Peters: DONOVAN RUSHES BARLOW WITH A SERIES OF SUCCESSIVE CLOTHESLINE AS SOON AS JESSE GETS TO HIS FEET! BUT JESSE SEEMS TO HAVE HAD ENOUGH AS HE TRIES TO GET AN ADVANTAGE WITH AN UNEXPECTED CLOTHESLINE BUT DONOVAN DUCKS UNDER HIS ARM AND GETS BEHIND HIM! GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Rich Russillo: AND JUST AS JESSE TRIED TO GROGGILY PUSH HIMSELF UP, DONOVAN CONNECTED WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!! DONOVAN HOPS TO HIS FEET FULL OF ENERGY AFTER HIS BURST OF OFFENSE!
Persephone: But Jesse does the best thing for himself for another week in a row, only second to kicking Korey aside, and he leaves from the ring :blessed:!! He may be done trying to help others but he’s about to help me survive the possible trauma of being forced to sit through a show without a Rex match by getting himself counted out!
James Peters: Hannah comes around the ring post and checks in on Jesse as he’s kneeling down there at ringside, and the referee does in fact start a count! But I don’t think Donovan is going to settle for allowing him much more time to breathe, as he charges to the ropes looking to dive-
Rich Russillo: HANNAH STANDS IN FRONT OF JESSE, SHIELDING HIM BEFORE DONOVAN EVEN TAKES OFF! She’s lucky Donovan stopped himself just in time, otherwise that slap from Korey at Wicked Games would’ve been the least of her worries!
Persephone: Listen, if she’s gonna throw herself in the line of fire but not do anything to help Jesse end this match that much sooner, that’s on her. Judging from these notes in front of me, Donovan called her an annoying and obnoxious STD-riddled slut whose purpose is to just get in the way anyway.
Rich Russillo: I think you might be embellishing that, you know, just a bit :lupe:
Persephone: Maybe so! But he did say she had STDs! And after getting out the ring, Donovan pretty much just budges her aside to get his hands on Jesse-
James Peters: AND JESSE LIFTS HIM UP WHILE BACKING TOWARD THE BARRICADE, AND HE DROPS DONOVAN INTO IT! DONOVAN DUKE’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AFTER THE COLLISION AND JESSE QUICKLY DRAGS HIM UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE WHIPPING HIM INTO THE RING POST!
Rich Russillo: DONOVAN CRASHES INTO UNFORGIVING STEEL WHICH HAS ABSOLUTELY NO GIVE, AND HE’S LAID OUT AT RINGSIDE! JESSE LIFTING HIM TO HIS FEET AND SLAMMING HIS HEAD AGAINST THE APRON BEFORE ROLLING HIM IN FOR ANOTHER PIN ATTEMPT!!
James Peters: Donovan kicks out :blessed:!! Jesse, however, doesn’t care for his fighting spirit and looks to beat that out of him as he clubs him over the head with right hands, while working to get him up! Jesse raising his head up by his chin before going to slap him but Donovan gets his arm up unexpectedly and he swings back with his other hand!
Rich Russillo: But Jesse sees it coming! Jesse kicking one of Duke’s legs out from under him to bring him to kneel and he tries for a DDT! BUT JESSE SNAPS BACK RIGHT TO THE MAT AS DONOVAN SLIPPED OUT THE HOLD AND GRABBED JESSE’S LEGS DURING JESSE’S FALL! DONOVAN HOLDING ONTO HIS LEGS AS HE FLIPS OVER INTO A JACKKNIFE COVER!!!
Persephone: Jesse kicks out and manages to shove Donovan off of him just in time, unfortunately, and he turns over looking surprised because for whatever reason he’s shocked by his own inability to get shit done. And imagine the humiliation if after everything that he did to Korey, he isn’t able to win tonight?
James Peters: As far as Jesse is concerned, that’s not even a possibility! He’s pretty convinced that trying to help others or bring people in to see things his way was a real detriment, and now that he’s got himself to focus on, he’s not seeing much that could stand in his way!
Rich Russillo: But in his way right now is Donovan, who stuns him with a superkick before he can do much else! Donovan with a right hand that catches Barlow in the face! And now a chop across the chest! DONOVAN CONTINUING THESE MOVES ONE AFTER THE OTHER STILL BUT FINALLY, JESSE LOOKS TO STOP THE FLURRY AS HE PUTS HIS HANDS UP! BUT DONOVAN FAKES HIM OUT AND KICKS HIM IN THE GUT!! DEALER’S CHOICE!!
James Peters: THE SPINNING BACK FIST CONNECTS AND STRIKES JESSE DOWN TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES, AND DONOVAN PERFORMS A JUMPING SOMERSAULT LEG DROP!! HE CRASHES DOWN RIGHT ON THE BACK ON JESSE’S NECK BEFORE HE TURNS HIM OVER FOR A COVER!!!
Rich Russillo: Jesse gets his shoulder up! Donovan has certainly stepped things up for himself since these two last met, and with his course set toward a New Breed Title match, Jesse’s finding that out for himself right now! Donovan takes Jesse off his feet and heads to a corner of the ring where he places him up on the top turnbuckle, and aims to follow him up!
James Peters: Donovan throwing punches to make sure he’s able to position himself properly when he needs to, and Jesse looks to be in a tough spot! Donovan gets up onto the middle turnbuckle and raises his fist to come down on Jesse again! BUT BARLOW KICKS ONE OF HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND DONOVAN COMES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES! DUKE STAYS ON HIS FEET BUT JESSE REACHES FORWARD AND RAKES HIS EYES BEFORE KICKING HIM AWAY!
Rich Russillo: JESSE COMES DOWN FROM THE TURNBUCKLES AND OUT THE CORNER WHILE DONOVAN IS TRYING TO GET TO HIS FEET! HE TRIES TO HURRY OVER AND GRAB DONOVAN FROM OFF THE MAT BUT JESSE FINDS HIMSELF GETTING PUNCHED IN THE GUT! HE’S STUNNED ONLY FOR A MOMENT AS HE COMES DOWN ON DONOVAN’S NECK WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE TO TRY TO STAY IN CONTROL!
James Peters: BUT DONOVAN IS STILL FIGHTING BACK THE BEST HE CAN! DONOVAN PUNCHING HIS WAY BACK UP TO HIS FEET BUT JESSE ISN’T BACKING DOWN EITHER! JESSE TAKES A PUNCH TO THE FACE AND A KICK TO THE GUT! DONOVAN PULLS HIM DOWN AND GOES TO LIFT HIM UP! HE’S GETTING JESSE IN PLACE FOR THAT WIDOW’S PEAK! SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY!
Persephone: But Jesse slips down and it kinda sucks that he didn’t just let Donovan get the win just then because there’s other stuff in the program I’m hoping we can rush to get through. Anyway, Jesse just stomped on the back of Donovan’s knee just now and then followed it up with a chop block, hopefully tearing tendons and God knows what else so the referee has no choice but to call this off!
Rich Russillo: BARLOW HAS THE NEW BREED CONTENDER CLUTCHING AT HIS KNEE IN A KNEELING POSITION AFTER THAT! AND EVEN HANNAH IS EXCITEDLY CALLING FOR JESE TO FOLLOW THROUGH, AND HE TAKES OFF INTO THE ROPES JUST IN FRONT OF HIMSELF AND DONOVAN, SPRINGING OFF THEM FOR THE SITTING DUCK!! DOUBLE LEG DROPKICK KNOCKS DONOVAN TO THE MAT AFTER CATCHING HIM CLEAN IN THE FACE, AND NOW BARLOW WITH THE COVER!!!
James Peters: DONOVAN KICKS OUT!!
Persephone: This is so disgusting. No one asked for this display of athleticism and perseverance, especially when it’s not coming from Rex!
Rich Russillo: Jesse looks a bit frustrated, perhaps having thought that Donovan was going to be an easy beat, but he’s been anything but that as he’s fought this far! Jesse climbs over him and holds his head in place as he starts raining down the punches! He’s totally determined to pummel Donovan Duke’s face!
James Peters: Jesse’s holding nothing back and really, this attitude he’s taken on just might be what he needs not only here but going forward as well! He’s had plans before that haven’t managed to come together in the way he might’ve hoped, but with a little more ruthlessness and give-no-fucks attitude, he could be well on his way to accomplishing something down the line!
Rich Russillo: The referee has to step in here to at least try to rein in those close-fist punches, but as he tries to do so, Barlow merely snaps at him to get back! The referee flinching for a moment before he tries to get back to reprimanding Jesse for his actions, and Barlow merely leans forward onto his knees with one of them pressed down on Donovan’s neck while still arguing with the referee!
Persephone: I swear, these referees are so blind sometimes; the whole time he was arguing with Jesse, he didn’t even realize Jesse was basically choking the life out of Donovan until long after the fact. Jesse finally comes off him once the referee notices but if that were me, I would’ve just kept it up regardless.
James Peters: Jesse slings him down neck-first over the middle rope and drives his knee into the back of Donovan’s neck, making it harder for him to breathe! Barlow breaks before five but obviously in annoyance and kicks the back of Donovan’s head! He backs up in compliance with the referee, only to budge right back past him to rip Donovan away from the ropes!
Rich Russillo: Barlow taking him up into the air with a double underhook but he stalls for a moment, holding him up before he drops him into a backbreaker over his knee! Donovan arches up after being shoved to the mat, grabbing at his back and kicking at the mat in pain! But Jesse allows him to crawl to the ropes, Duke reaching out to pull himself up!
James Peters: JESSE GETS A RUNNING START AND TAKES OFF AT DONOVAN FOR NEVERMORE! THE V TRIGGER AIMED RIGHT FOR THE SIDE OF DONOVAN’S HEAD!
Rich Russillo: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT AS DONOVAN PULLS HIMSELF OUT THE WAY AND JESSE HITS THE ROPES! JESSE STUMBLES BACK AND DONOVAN TRIES TO HURRY TO HIS FEET AS FAST AS HE CAN, AND HE JUMPS AT JESSE! HE TRIES TO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH THAT “DOUBLE DOWN” TORNADO DDT BUT JESSE MANAGES TO SHOVE HIM OFF AND AWAY!
James Peters: ROUNDHOUSE KICK! JESSE RAN RIGHT INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM DONOVAN AND HE CRASHES TO THE MAT! DONOVAN FALLS AS WELL AFTER HE CONNECTS, BUT HE HAS TO FOLLOW THROUGH! DONOVAN PULLS HIMSELF UP AND HEADS TO THE CORNER, CLIMBING THE TURNBUCKLES WHILE HANNAH IS PULLING AT HER HAIR ON THE OUTSIDE! THIS IS NOT HOW SHE EXPECTED THIS TO GO!
Persephone: Donovan gets to the top turnbuckle and looks back over his shoulder to make sure Jesse’s still in place, and he just might moonsault or whatever right here- okay, wait a minute, what’s this?
(“GATTI” by JACKBOYS, Pop Smoke begins to play and the cameras cut to the stage area, where walking out is the New Breed Champion, Dynasty’s own Andre Walker! The New Breed Champion merely stands on the stage, but still perched on one of the posts closest to the entrance stage, Donovan can’t help but appear distracted! Looking from Donovan to the championship on his shoulder, Andre exudes an almost snobbish, smug presence.)
James Peters: I’m not sure what Andre Walker wants, and I don’t think Donovan does either, as he appears caught off guard by the champion showing up here unexpectedly!
Rich Russillo: AND GETTING CAUGHT OFF GUARD IS EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING TO COST DONOVAN, AS JESSE SLIPS UNDERNEATH HIM UNDETECTED AND LAUNCHES HIM TO THE MAT WITH A POWERBOMB!
James Peters: DONOVAN CRASHES TO THE CANVAS AND FLOPS OVER, SHAKEN UP AFTER THE IMPACT! HE TRIES TO MAKE THE VALIANT EFFORT OF BRINGING HIMSELF TO TRY TO GET UP, BUT JESSE DOESN’T EVEN LET HIM GET UP OFF HIS KNEES! NEVERMORE FROM JESSE TO DONOVAN HITS, AND DONOVAN IS DOWN FROM THE V TRIGGER! JESSE WITH THE PIN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Kingslayer” by Bring Me The Horizon feat. BABYMETAL begins to play, and Jesse rises to his feet in the middle of the ring, where Hannah comes to meet him while Donovan remains down and out. Meanwhile, the virtual crowd is drowning Barlow, and no doubt Andre as well, for the outcome of things here in this match.)
Bella Braxton: And here is your winner… JESSSSEEEE BAAARRRRLOOOWWW!!!
James Peters: A great effort from both Jesse and Donovan here tonight regardless of the distraction, but it no doubt cost the future New Breed Title challenger his chance at victory! He might’ve been well on his to victory, but all anyone can do about that now is simply speculate, as Jesse Barlow claims this win!
Rich Russillo: And by circumstances for sure, as the momentum of this match seemed to have just kicked into another gear; who knows how long this could’ve went on for-
Persephone: Let me stop you right there, Rich, because that sounds like Hell on earth and I’m not having it! If anything, we should be thanking Andre Walker for his incredible service here just now; a true hero and savior of everyone’s time here in EAW and everyone that’s currently watching!
(Jesse and Hannah exit from the ring, though taking a moment on the outside so that Barlow is able to collect himself. Meanwhile, Donovan is coming to in the ring and he sits up, looking out onto the stage where Andre Walker claps his hands sarcastically, laughing as he does so.)
Andre Walker: (off-mic) This is the best Voltage could do?! This is my next challenger?! Yeah, alright, whatever…. :mjlol:
James Peters: Andre Walker clearly doesn’t appear to be impressed with his future challenger, but maybe somewhere in all that doubt being cast onto him, Donovan will be able to dig deep and prove that shouldn’t be the case!
(Andre shakes his head while Donovan holds his head, obviously annoyed and frustrated with the way things went, but it’s quite clear that he’ll want to get his hands on Andre when the time comes. With the camera cutting back to Andre, who’s still grinning and laughing at the result of his actions, the scene fades out to a commercial break.)
(Commercial encouraging Anger Management classes featuring Andrea Valentine who clearly needs it after Reasonable Doubt.)
(The scene pans to Candice Blair backstage. Candice is sat down in front of a white vanity with bright lightbulbs surrounding the rectangle mirror. Candice had been doing her make up for the past hour since she was bored with not having a match tonight. Candice seems to have her neutral fall makeup look before she applies a Rouge Pur Couture Satin lipstick in Prune Power. As Candice seems to be focused on putting on her lipstick, Kasey Kaos appears from out of nowhere behind Candice. She places her arms around Candice’s neck.)
Kasey Kaos: (breathing heavily and whispering in Candice’s ear) So sweet…so pretty…like a piece of candy…
(Kasey Kaos licks the side of Candice Blair’s face. Feeling disgusted and disturbed, Candice manages to wrestle her way out of the hold. She is more than ready to deck Kasey and fight her, but Kasey manages to produce a fireball. Kasey looks to throw the fireball at Candice as — )
Candice Blair: :whoa: My face! I just spent an hour doing my make up and I’m not looking at my hard work being destroyed! You are right, I am pretty. I’m glad that you think so! Kasey, what can I do for you?
Kasey Kaos: We just wanted to come and scout the competition. We believed that you may be the nicest that we’ve faced so far.
(Candice Blair seems a bit weirded out. Not only did Kasey Kaos show up out of nowhere, she licked her face and talks in a third person, but there was no way that she was going to tell Kasey about any of that. She does have that fireball that Kasey wouldn’t hesitate to throw at her if Candice says the wrong thing.)
Candice Blair: Am I really the nicest? 😅 Well, I do think that you’re spot on – I am the nicest person that you’ll face so far. I am also the best competition that you’ve ever crossed paths with. Yeah, I saw your match with Veena Adams. You did put on an amazing performance and reclaimed the Specialists Championship for Voltage, but the Extreme Elimination Chamber? It’s the place where I made a name for myself. It’s the same setting that got people to realize that I deserve all of these pretty opportunities for myself. I debuted a year ago and despite the lack of accomplishments to my name, I put on some excellent performances. It’s what I did last year, where I stole the entire show and let people know what ‘The Hot Commodity’ was all about. Not sure if you witnessed last year’s Specialists Chamber, but I came close to winning the Chamber. I came close to holding that championship that you have on your shoulder, only to have my chances snuffed by a bitch who isn’t here anymore. I am a completely different woman from a year ago. I’ve learned from my mistakes in the Chamber and I’m going into this year’s Chamber with the intention to walk out as the Specialists Champion.
Kasey Kaos: Is that so, my pretty one?
Candice Blair: I wasn’t stuttering, was I?
Kasey Kaos: It seems like we’re going to have fun with each other over the next few weeks.
Candice Blair: I like fun.
???: Can I join in on the fun?
(Kasey Kaos and Candice Blair look around to see where the voice was coming from. Their eyes go to the vanity, where the creepy graveyard doll is placed. Both of them have no idea how it got there, but their questions goes away as Dynasty’s Nina Bravo walks into the camera shot in all of her glory. She has a cute, but confident look on her face as she looks directly at Kasey not really paying attention to Candice.)
Nina Bravo: На что ты смотришь? Я прав здесь. (In translation: What are you looking at. I’m right here).
Kasey Kaos: Мы знаем о вашем присутствии. Вы тоже приехали, чтобы узнать о соревнованиях? (In translation: We are aware of your presence. Have you also come to scout the competition?)
(Nina Bravo and Candice Blair are completely surprised by Kasey Kaos responding in Russian.)
Nina Bravo: Я должен увидеть, против чего я стою. а ты говоришь по русски? (In translation: I gotta see what I’m standing against. Do you speak Russian?)
Kasey Kaos: Мы свободно говорим на многих языках. (In translation: We’re fluent in a lot of languages.)
Nina Bravo: :notbad:
(A cough is heard. Not a COVID cough, but it grabs the attention of Nina Bravo and Kasey Kaos. Both women are looking directly at Candice, who feels quite uncomfortable at the moment.)
Candice Blair: Yeah…right…so yeah…it seems like the two of you are getting aquatinted in Russian and what not. It’s something that I can’t seem to relate to, so I’ll leave you two to socialize and whatnot. I’ll see you around! 😅
(Candice Blair goes to leave, but Nina Bravo grabs Candice before she could leave and plants a kiss to her head. Kasey Kaos follows that up by throwing a fireball to Candice, which catches her. Candice collapses to the ground, blinded and screaming for dear life. Out of nowhere, LISA WREN blindsides Nina with a running facebuster, taking the Russian down! Kasey tries to attack Lisa, but Lisa manages to connect with a no-hands cartwheel into a spear on Kasey! The Specialists Champion is taken down! Lisa feels proud of her work as she looks at the Specialists Championship that Kasey dropped. She picks up the Specialists Championship.)
Lisa Wren: I’m not fucking around anymore. I’m in this thing now and I’m going to be the new Specialists Champion.
(Lisa Wren lays the Specialists Championship on Kasey Kaos’ stomach before walking away. All three competitors are laid out. Candice Blair is getting her face tended to after Kasey threw a fireball at her. Meanwhile, you see Kasey slowly getting herself onto her feet as she begins to crackle. As she’s doing that, you see that the graveyard doll has disappeared from the vanity and takes place near the first aid bag that medical personnel brought to tend to Candice with. The scene fades elsewhere.)
(The camera transitions to the ring for the next match where Bella Braxton stands by ready for introductions.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!….
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!…
(‘Gangsta’ by New Year’s Day blares through the World 1 Theatre, and a the response from the virtual audience is loud as ‘The Red Queen’ Ms. Extreme makes her way out on the stage.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…From Calabasas, California… She weighs in at ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE POUNDS…She’s ‘THE RED QUEEN’….MS!!!!!!!!!!!! EXTREME!!!!!!
(Ms. Extreme cracks her knuckles and then her neck before making her way down the ramp toward the ring.)
James Peters: Well, she was successful at Wicked Games in the Graveyard Match, defeating the sociopathic Shane Gates, burying him alive! It was a chaotic type of match, but it’s certainly the kind Ms. Extreme was made for.
Rich Russillo: That is true, and she did well for herself that night. But tonight she’s taking on the EAW Champion, someone she’s not fully sold on as her words this week seem to indicate. Tonight we’ll see if she can backup her strong words toward SOSA Henderson.
Persephone: Is there really any reason why anyone should take a fake gangster from Philly seriously, other than for the belt he STOLE in such a cheap manner back at Territorial Invasion?? I’m still sick to my stomach just thinking about that! Ugh! Please don’t bring him out here, please don’t.
(‘Faneto’ by Chief Keef now plays. The virtual crowd makes their response be heard, booing the current EAW Champion, as SOSA makes his way to the stage. We see Persephone begin to roll her eyes, and then promptly plug her ears to block out the worst sounding music she’s ever heard in her life. He has the EAW Championship around his waist and his eyes are focused on Ms. Extreme as he calmly makes his way down the ramp.)
Bella Braxton: And now introducing her opponent… He hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…. He weighs in at ONE HUNDRED NINETY ONE POUNDS…. HE IS ‘BULLETPROOF’… THE EAW CHAMPION….SOSA!!!! HENDERSON!!!!!
James Peters: The EAW Champion has arrived, and he seems ready to go tonight, Rich! He was successful in his first defense of the EAW Championship at Wicked Games, defeating the Hall of Famer Ahren Fournier in a great match that was pretty underrated going in but ended up being one of if not the best match of the night.
Rich Russillo: Fournier and SOSA tore into each other, it was a war to say the least. It had a little of everything, but in the end it was the EAW Champion giving Ahren Fournier his first pinfall loss of the season, what a match it was.
Persephone: Blah! Blah! Blah! Just get this thing started, PLEASE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: As this match gets under way, let’s not forget that these two just came off grueling matches they added to the “W” column at Wicked Games and are looking to keep the momentum going here tonight. It’s ‘The Red Queen’ Ms. Extreme taking on the current EAW World Champion, ‘BULLETPROOF’ SOSA Henderson. You gotta wonder, just who has more to prove in a bout like this, Rich?
Rich Russillo: I’d definitely say that they both equally have to prove that their respective detractors are dead wrong about them. It’s been nearly a year since Ms. Extreme’s last world title match of any kind, while SOSA Henderson got two shots, and finally capitalized at Territorial Invasion against Rex McAllister! It’s hard to argue either way because they’re both tremendous competitors that have so much more that they need to do to cement their legacies in this company. I’ll refrain from picking against either one of these fabulous competitors, ask me again at the end of the season and I might have a different answer for you.
James Peters: Fair enough. We’ve got SOSA and Ms. Extreme still in their neutral corners at the moment. Both now begin to step out of their corner toward one another, and both take a fighter’s stance as they get ready to tie up and just as they do both quickly pull back. Now they’re circling the ring once again, clearly not wanting to be the first one to make a mistake in this important matchup this week on Voltage.
Persephone: Do we even have to try to guess by now how I feel about this match? If you asked me, I would’ve said neither one of these two look like they carry even an ounce of charisma in their bodies. Don’t let their words full you. If one is fighting complete losers at the bottom of the card in strange one-off matches like a Graveyard match that includes weird dolls, and the other is talking like he’s already a legend when he’s done next to nothing to prove it, then you know this show has really taken steps back since the true Voltage King decided to leave us so soon. PLEASE COME BACK TO US SEXY REXY! I LOVE YOU!
James Peters: Now the collar and elbow tie up, and an immediate go around by Ms. Extreme, but SOSA Henderson uses his superior strength advantage to force them both toward the ropes! A headlock by Ms. Extreme now, but SOSA counters by sending Extreme forward toward the ropes and coming back the EAW Champion shoulder blocks Ms. Extreme which sends her falling to the canvas! But Ms. Extreme is quick to react! Ms. Extreme with a leg sweep that takes SOSA Henderson off his feet where he hits the canvas! Both elitists quickly get back to their feet and it’s Ms. Extreme that beats SOSA Henderson to the punch with a snapmare takedown followed up by a superkick! But SOSA was alert enough to block it and then tries twisting her foot! He’s looking for an ankle lock submission, but Ms. Extreme uses the ropes to keep her balance but SOSA doesn’t let go!
Rich Rusillo: Ms. Extreme fights off SOSA, however. She’s now throwing forearms to the head of SOSA Henderson and he finally releases her leg, and now Ms. Extreme catches SOSA with a kick to the midsection and now whips him toward the ropes but it’s immediately reversed by SOSA and it’s Ms. Extreme that’s sent to the ropes instead! It’s SOSA Henderson that catches her coming back with a knee to her midsection and she falls to the canvas in a heap holding her midsection! Now SOSA begins laying into Ms. Extreme with boots to her head and sternum area!
James Peters: Now SOSA grabs Ms. Extreme by her hair and forcefully drags her to the ropes and begins to draping her by her throat over the middle rope and now takes a few steps back. SOSA bounces off the ropes on the other side and comes back full force driving a knee into the back of Ms. Extreme! Ms. Extreme coughing a bit after that, SOSA certainly isn’t about to let up as he throws Ms. Extreme into the nearby corner and now puts a boot to her throat and holds it there!
Persephone: I wonder what else she would choke on if you gave her a chance? An EAW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH! HA! That’s all this bitch does is choke in the crunch!
James Peters: That still remains to be seen, Seph. The woman hasn’t had a legit one on one World title match in a year. Road To Redemption is upon us, and you know what that means.
Rich Russillo: Extreme Elimination Chamber! Weapons! Bloodshed! No guts no glory! WOOHOO!!!
James Peters: Indeed, that’s still to come in another month from now. The referee has to get in finally and break things up at the count of five, SOSA almost got himself disqualified there. The referee checking on Ms. Extreme but she’s not having any of it! She’s certainly in no mood to be trifled with, but SOSA Henderson has had his way in the early going. Ms. Extreme has had trouble getting on track in this contest. SOSA Henderson comes charging in again this time with-but he’s halted in his tracks by a superkick that connects this time! Ms. Extreme immediately looks to capitalize with a hook of the leg and cover!
Rich Russillo: Kickout by SOSA! The EAW Champion is far from done, and now SOSA rolls from the ring to avoid further attack from Ms. Extreme, but Ms. Extreme slides under the bottom rope to the floor not far behind! She grabs SOSA by his hair and slams his head into the barricade and then whips him into the ring apron spine first! Ms. Extreme goes for a high knee but SOSA moves out of the way and Ms. Extreme slams her knee right into the apron!
James Peters: AND HARD CLOTHESLINE BY SOSA HENDERSON KNOCKS MS. EXTREME DOWN ON THE FLOOR! HER HEAD JUST HIT THE GROUND HARD! NOW SOSA JUST POUNDING AWAY AT THE HEAD OF MS. EXTREME WITH MOUNTED PUNCHES! NOW SOSA GRABS MS. EXTREME OFF THE GROUND INTO A BEARHUG POSITION AND RUNS WITH HER RIGHT SMACK INTO THE RINGPOST JARRING HER BACK! MS. EXTREME YELLS OUT IN OBVIOUS PAIN AFTER THAT!
Rich Russillo: Look at…Look at how clever SOSA Henderson is, rolling in to break the count but he’s clearly not done with Ms. Extreme on the outside. But Ms. Extreme is throwing punches to the midsection of SOSA as she climbs up on the apron with him. Now they’re both trading shots back and forth! Oh!…A vicious back elbow by SOSA though has Ms. Extreme reeling. SOSA grabs Ms. Extreme..what’s he going to try here? He’s got Ms. Extreme with an arm wrapped around her! OH MY GOSH! SPANISH FLY OFF THE APRON BY SOSA HENDERSON! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!??
James Peters: SOSA Henderson just took himself out of the fight just put Ms. Extreme at a major disadvantage! She looks like she’s nearly out of it here already. But the champion is already and seems pretty intent on showing Ms. Extreme exactly how and why he became and is the standard here on Voltage!
Persephone: OH HELL NO! YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW! THERE’S NO WAY THIS GUY IS THE STANDARD! WHY!!?? JUST BECAUSE HE’S ONLY HOLDING AND KEEPING WARM THE TITLE HE CHEAPLY TOOK FROM MY REXY!!?? THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN CALL THIS MAN THE STANDARD! THE TRUE GOLD STANDARD OF VOLTAGE WILL BE BACK! THAT’S A FACT! MARK MY WORDS!
James Peters: I won’t take it back. SOSA Henderson is holding the EAW Championship, and until proven otherwise he’s the man all competitors must measure themselves to. Right now he’s placed Ms. Extreme flat on the apron where he’s now punishing her with sharp elbows to the head area, being very methodical at the moment…really taking his time in breaking down ‘The Red Queen’. The referee is telling SOSA to bring it back into the ring, and finally he obliges. SOSA rolls back into the ring finally and continues to work Ms. Extreme over, now placing a boot to her throat with leverage from the ropes as he does, and again the referee has to get in there again to contain the aggression somewhat from SOSA Henderson. He’s not really too shy about showing what he thinks of Ms. Extreme. It’s almost as if he seems insulted about being in the ring with someone like Ms. Extreme, when he said this week that he would much prefer the kind of competition that can really make him think mentally and physically.
Rich Russillo: SOSA Henderson grabs up Ms. Extreme and irish whips her to the ropes but he misses a clothesline attempt this time and Ms. Extreme comes back with a flying spinning heel kick that takes the EAW Champion off his feet! SOSA Henderson quickly gets back to his feet but Ms. Extreme already has a hold of him from behind! German suplex delivered by Ms. Extreme! Just when you think she’s out of it she’s right back in your face with the kind of smash mouth wrestling style we’re all used to with her!
James Peters: Now Ms. Extreme sends a kick to the midsection of SOSA Henderson which sends him falling back into the corner! Mudhole stomps now being delivered by Ms. Extreme and now she’s slapping SOSA across the face and giving him the bad mouth while she does and the virtual crowd are making their presence felt as well reacting loudly for Ms. Extreme as she fights back! Ms. Extreme takes a few steps back for a running head start and takes off! RUNNING METEORA CONNECTS ON SOSA HENDERSON! AND NOW MS. EXTREME IS REALLY FIRED UP AND SHE’S LETTING EVERYONE KNOW IT! SOSA IS BACK UP BUT NOT FOR LONG BECAUSE HERE COMES MS. EXTREME AT FULL SPEED BOUNCING OFF THE SECOND ROPE! SHE GRABS SOSA! SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG CONNECTS! THE COVER MS. EXTREME ONCE AGAIN!
Rich Russillo: Nope. Another Kickout by SOSA Henderson, showing exactly why he’s where he’s at! A success story that’s led him from rags to riches, and he’s showing great resiliency here by powering out of a pinning predicament.
Persephone: BIG FUCKING DEAL! HE’S GETTING TAKEN TO SCHOOL BY A FAKE REDHEAD, AND I REALLY WISH THERE WAS SOME BULLET HE COULD JUMP IN FRONT OF JUST SO WE COULD COMPLETELY DISPROVE HOW NOT BULLETPROOF HE ACTUALLY IS! I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY, HE’S NOT THE STANDARD OF ANYTHING AND HE’S MOST CERTAINLY NOTHING MORE THAN A TRANSITIONAL CHAMPION JUST KEEPING IS PRECIOUS TITLE WARM FOR THE TRUE STANDARD OF VOLTAGE! IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT!
James Peters: I’m sure we do, Seph. There’s no need to shout it, believe me. The last thing we need is an altercation with one of these two tough elitists because you can’t stop pining for someone who’s not even in the building tonight. Now Ms. Extreme locks a side headlock from the grounded position, and she has it locked in tight and the champion has been grounded momentarily. Certainly not a move that will win you many matches but one that will slowly wear a competitor down, especially after the advantage SOSA had moments earlier.
Rich Russillo: But SOSA, as you mentioned earlier has that strength advantage and he’s already using that advantage to slowly but surely find his way back to that vertical base!
James Peters: You said it, the EAW Champion is-OH! DRIVEN INTO THE CANVAS! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX BY SOSA IS ENOUGH TO FREE HIMSELF FROM THAT HEADLOCK MS. EXTREME JUST HAD HIM IN! COVER AND THE HOOK OF A LEG BY SOSA!
Rich Russillo: Not quite, Ms. Extreme was definitely taken by surprise there but she’s back on her feet as is SOSA Henderson. Lariat by SOSA MISSES AS MS. EXTREME DUCKS IT! MS. EXTREME GRABS SOSA! SHE’S TRYING FOR A SUPLEX BUT SOSA IS BLOCKING IT! MS. EXTREME ESCAPES BUT SOSA STILL CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS MS. EXTREME FALLING BACK INTO THE ROPES! MS. EXTREME COMES BACK! TWIST OF-NO! SOSA SHOVES HER AWAY! HERE COMES SOSA TO FOLLOW UP BUT A BACKDROP BY MS. EXTREME SENDS SOSA TUMBLING OVER THE TOP ROPE WHERE HE HITS THE FLOOR HARD!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME IS NOW RUNNING A CIRCLE AND CHARGES TOWARD THE ROPES JUST AS SOSA HENDERSON IS RECOVERING ON THE OUTSIDE! SUICIDE DIVE BY MS. EXTREME! SHE JUST TOOK OUT THE EAW CHAMPION AND NOW BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN AND OUT OF IT. THE INTENSITY HAS BEEN AT A FEVERED PITCH RIGHT FROM PRETTY MUCH THE OPENING BELL, AND NOW BOTH COMPETITORS ARE LAID OUT!
Persephone: If we’re lucky enough the match will end here, where both of them get counted out so we can all clock out for the night!
James Peters: Now both SOSA and Ms. Extreme are slowly working their way back to a vertical base. MS. EXTREME THROWS A HEAVY BLOW THAT CONNECTS WITH THE HEAD OF SOSA HENDERSON AND HE IS STUMBLING ON HIS FEET BUT MANAGES TO THROW A GOOD SHOT IN ON MS. EXTREME! SHE STUMBLES HERSELF BUT MS. EXTREME IS NEVER OUT OF A FIGHT! SHE THROWS ANOTHER GOOD SHOT IN ON SOSA HENDERSON BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY THIS MAN TO FIGHT, IT’S HIS SPECIALTY! SOSA FIRES BACK WITH ANOTHER VICIOUS SHOT TO THE TEMPLE OF MS. EXTREME AND SHE FALLS BACK BUT SHE’S STILL ON HER FEET! NOW SOSA TAKES HER BY HER HAIR AND BRINGS HER TO THE RING STEPS AND BEGINS SLAMMING HER HEAD INTO THE STEPS MULTIPLE TIMES!
Rich Russillo: THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO START HIS COUNT BUT BOTH MS. EXTREME AND SOSA HENDERSON JUST GO ON BEATING THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER! NOW MS. EXTREME JUST TOOK AN ELBOW TO HEAD! SHE WAS TRYING FOR ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX BUT THAT ATTEMPT WAS THWARTED! NOW BOTH ARE FIGHTING ON THE RAMP, AND THE REFEREE IS NOW WAVING THE MATCH OFF! THEY’VE BOTH BEEN COUNTED OUT! BUT THEY HARDLY CARE!
(DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: As a result of both Ms. Extreme and the EAW Champion SOSA Henderson being unable to re-enter the ring before the count of ten, both competitors have been counted out!
Persephone: YES!!! THE GREATEST SOUND EVER! THIS IS THE GREATEST NEWS OF THE NIGHT BAR NONE!
James Peters: WE STILL GOT ONE MORE MATCH TONIGHT, SEPH!
Persephone: SHIT!!!!!! YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW! I MUST HAVE THE WRONG PROGRAM! SON-OF-A-
James Peters: AS OUR RING ANNOUNCER BELLA BRAXTON JUST ANNOUNCED THIS ONE IS OVER AND BOTH SOSA HENDERSON AND MS. EXTREME HAVE BEEN COUNTED OUT! FOLKS THIS ONE HAS COMPLETELY DEGENERATED INTO AN ALL OUT BRAWL, AND YOU GET THE FEELING THAT MS. EXTREME IS RIGHT AT HOME IN THESE TYPES OF EXCHANGES! SHE EATS IT UP! BUT SOSA IS NO STRANGER TO THIS EITHER GOING BACK TO HIS TIMES IN PHILLY! THEY’RE BOTH TEARING INTO EACH OTHER! THEY’RE ON THE STAGE NOW! SOSA JUST TOSSES MS. EXTREME INTO THE STAGE WALL! BUT MS. EXTREME FIRES RIGHT BACK WITH A FOREARM THAT ROCKS SOSA BACK! ANOTHER SHOT WITH THE FOREARM BY MS. EXTREME! BUT NOW IT’S THE EAW CHAMPION THAT ISN’T GOING AWAY SO EASILY! HE SENDS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF MS. EXTREME! NOW HE’S POUNDING AWAY AT THE RED QUEEN! BOTH ELITISTS DON’T SEEM TO REALIZE NOW JUST HOW CLOSE THEY ARE TO THE EDGE OF THE ENTRANCE STAGE!
Rich Russillo: THIS IS INSANE! WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO KILL EACH OTHER!!??
James Peters: ANYTHING SHORT OF SUCH A THING JUST MIGHT COME AS A LETDOWN TO THESE TWO THE WAY IT’S LOOKING RIGHT NOW! SOSA HAS MS. EXTREME NOW! HE’S TRYING TO SUPLEX HER BUT SHE’S BLOCKING IT! HE TRIES AGAIN BUT AGAIN IT’S BLOCKED! NOW A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION BY MS. EXTREME AND SOSA RELEASES HER! MS. EXTREME SHE’S GOT NO CONSCIENCE! SHE’S CHARGING RIGHT FOR SOSA BUT SOSA AVOIDS WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SPEAR ATTEMPT BY MS. EXTREME BUT HE’S GOT HER! HE HAS HER WRACKED ON HIS SHOULDERS! WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO HERE!!??
Rich Russillo: BUT MS. EXTREME….SHE’S RAKING THE EYES OF SOSA HENDERSON!! OH NO! SOSA JUST LOST HIS FOOTING! SOSA IS STILL HAS MS. EXTREME ON HIS SHOULDERS! HE’S TEETERING! SOSA JUST LOST HIS BALANCE! HE JUST RELEASED MS. EXTREME AND THERE THEY GO!
(Suddenly a platform some 15 feet below is shown collapsing.)
James Peters: OH MY GOD! THEY’RE BOTH….DEAD!!??
Rich Russillo: I CAN’T SEE EITHER ONE OF THEM AMONGST ALL THAT RUBBLE!
(Officials are shown rushing onto the scene to get to where SOSA Henderson and Ms. Extreme are. Once they arrive they immediately begin pulling big broken pieces of the platform away, and underneath lie the prone and lifeless bodies of SOSA Henderson and Ms. Extreme. Soon EMS workers arrive on the scene as well and begin tending to the two broken bodies separately that lay only inches from the other.)
James Peters: This match ended many moments ago via double countout. The official announcement was made, and yet, both of these elitists kept going back and forth at each other much like their war of words went this past week leading into tonight, but I don’t think anyone expected it would end this way. Hopefully they’re physically able to make a quick recovery.
Rich Russillo: Our virtual crowd are all buzzing about what they’re watching right now as we are seeing both SOSA Henderson, the EAW Champion, and Ms. Extreme getting checked on, but you’re right, James. As essential and important as these two are to the Voltage brand you definitely hope for a quick recovery, but we both said earlier on how much these two might have to prove at this time of the year and in that respect they didn’t disappoint, but you never want to see this happen.
(The shot shows the EMS workers all working together to tend to both elitists as they still lay prone and lifeless bodies while stretchers are being brought in on the scene.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen we’ll be right back.
(Commercial promoting EAW’s new Discord fan server featuring Chris Elite who doesn’t understand how to use it yet.)
(Voltage fades back to commercial, and cuts to the commentary table.)
James Peters: We are back from commercial and the entire night it seems like we have been spotting the mysterious doll from Wicked Games throughout the night. It has appeared in different areas in the arena and after what happened in the Graveyard Match with Shane Gates and Ms. Extreme, it does seem to be a little creepy.
Rich Russillo: Yeah it does, but the real story here is the Graveyard Match and a man was buried alive. So now, what is the significance of the doll and why is it here?
Persephone: It’s probably, wait…..
(The lights go off for a moment then a lone spotlight shines in the middle of the ring where the Graveyard Doll is standing.)
Persephone: Woah…. Yo…. Is that the doll from the graveyard!? It’s here!
Rich Russillo: The creepy doll is in the middle of the ring! I don’t know what it signifies and what purpose it has but we need to be careful, that thing could be possessed!
James Peters: The Doll is out here and….. wait a second….
(Smoke starts forming around the doll, his arms are spread the doll starts to laugh as more smoke comes out, suddenly the lights start to flicker, the audio equipment starts to go in and out, a sudden chill fills the arena and when the camera turns Persephone is sitting on Rich Russillo’s lap., they both turn to each other…
Rich Russillo: AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
(They scream at each other realizing the two are actually touching. The Doll continues to laugh when suddenly….)
(There is a huge explosion. Persephone jumped out of her heels hiding under the announce table. Rich Russillo jumps as does James Peters when they suddenly realize the all the lights are gone, the doll is still laughing, and smoke fills in the ring.)
James Peters: What is going on here…. Is that…..
(The camera pan as the light comes back on in the ring and standing behind the doll is now SHANE GATES! He stands there in a black robe, black eyes, looking right into the camera as he cracks a smile.)
James Peters: That….. THAT IS SHANE GATES! HE HAS BEEN RESURRECTED!
Rich Russillo: NO! LOOK AT HIS EYES! HE WENT TO HELL AND BACK!
Persephone: I think I need to pee.
James Peters: SHANE GATES IS HERE! WAS THE DOLL THE PASSAGEWAY, SHANE GATES!? THIS IS A VERY SCARY SITUATION WE HAVE HERE!
(Shane Gates stands there smiling when suddenly “Girei” by Yasuharo Takanashi starts to play throughout the arena, Gates turns to see Mr. Jacobs leading Azrael out from the back, where the monster is on his chain ready to come out at him.)
James Peters: AZRAEL IS COMING OUT!
Rich Russillo: THIS COULD GET UGLY, QUICK!
Persephone: IT ALREADY HAS!
(Mr. Jacobs has the mic in hand as they get right up to the apron, but do not get in the ring. Azrael is trying to get in but Jacobs stops him.)
Mr. Jacobs: After earlier in the night, when my monster Azrael once again scored a huge win, he has been on a roll and is famished, hungry for more victories, hungry for more victims and we cannot think of anyone better than you, Mr. Gates. Don’t you see that the EAW and Voltage were never ready for the most monstrous and sadistic monster on the roster. Oh no, for no devils, no demons, no gypsies, or witches can withstand my beast’s power including you. We understand that you went through hell at Wicked Games, many have but Hell is a constant tourist attraction visit to my Azrael.
Shane Gates: What you are asking me is for a fight?
Mr. Jacobs: Oh yes.
Shane Gates: Then let him loose, have Azrael step into the ring with me right now and I will be more than happy to oblige.
Mr. Jacobs: Your funeral.
(Mr. Jacobs lets the chain loose and Azrael hops the Apron when suddenly Shane knees behind the doll and points, smiling, when suddenly something shoots from the doll’s mouth and hits Azrael in the neck. The monster roars and goes to attack but suddenly slows down, he swings at Shane who easily sidesteps, Mr. Jacobs jumps on the apron but quickly hops down at the doll staring at him. Azrael goes for another swing, but it is obvious that he was tranquilized, and is losing consciousness. He tries to get Shane again but is met with a HUGE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! Azrael is down, Shane mounts him and starts pounding fists away as Mr. Jacobs cannot get in the ring to stop it.)
James Peters: AZRAEL HAS BEEN TRANQUILIZED AND HE IS FADING! HE IS DEFENSELESS RIGHT NOW AND SHANE GATES IS TEARING HIM APART!
Rich Russillo: JACOBS IS SO FRIGHTENED OF THE DOLL HE DOESN’T WANT TO GET IN THE RING! I CANNOT BLAME HIM! I WOULDN’T EITHER! SHANE GATES AND THAT CREEPY ASS DOLL HAVE TAKEN DOWN AZRAEL!
(Shane Gates grabs the mic and stands over Azrael who is barely moving, the doll now sitting on Azrael’s chest laughing as Shane Gates begins to laugh as well. Jacobs is helpless to do anything as Gates gets right up to Azrael’s face.)
Shane Gates: Are you hungry for more victories, then allow me to accept a match for next week and let’s see how dangerous and hungry you really are.
(Shane drops the mic and takes the doll with him. “Overlord” by Suicide Silence begins to play throughout the arena. He turns to look right at Mr. Jacobs who runs to the other side of the ring. Officials come to run out as Gates slowly steps out, the Doll sitting on his shoulder, his little head turning backwards to look at the carnage in the ring as Gates continues to walk up the ramp.)
James Peters: What the hell did we just see?
Persephone: Uh, those two are fighting next week, I will be at a bathroom break during then, thank you.
Rich Russillo: I… I don’t know but look at the doll staring back at Azrael…. It’s like….. it’s like…. It is alive.
(The doll continues to stare into the ring as Gates walks out, he stops and looks over his shoulder with his sadistic black eyes and smile.)
(The camera fades backstage, and opens up to Darcy May Morgan as well as her bodyguard Wallace in her locker room. Darcy May Morgan looks disheartened after yet another loss on Dynasty in the Grand Prix. Wallace has spent this whole time trying to calm Darcy down and convince her that things will get better for Darcy, but she’s not having it.)
Wallace: Miss Morgan, please calm down!
Darcy May Morgan: How!? How am I supposed to calm down after that? The Grand Prix isn’t the first time this has happened. ALL SEASON I haven’t been able to get going! No matter who I face, no matter how hard I try, I always end up failing! There’s always been something or someone stopping me from gaining even a bit of momentum. It’s like the world is working against me this season, what am I supposed to do!?
Wallace: I can assure you this is only temporary. It’s only a matter of time before things start going your way once again.
Darcy May Morgan: How could you possibly know that!? I thought I would beat Terry Chambers, and I didn’t! I thought I would win the Wargames match, and I didn’t! I thought I would beat Malcolm Jones and I didn’t do that either! Not at Wicked Games and not even in the Grand Prix! There’s nothing I can do! No matter where I go I face the same result. I just don’t understand how this is happening to me. Just earlier this year I was the Specialists Champion, and now I’m Miss Cash in the Vault, but ever since this season started I’ve faced the same result every big match I’ve had. Darcy May Morgan always loses.
Wallace: Please, just take a second to try and calm down. Don’t you believe you might just be overreacting?
Darcy May Morgan: :skip: OVERREACTING!? I just recapped my entire season for you Wallace and you think that’s me overreacting!? You were with me this whole time, you should know more than anyone how I’ve felt about all of this! Wallace I lost every free-per-view match I’ve had this season! Every big match I’ve had since Pain for Pride ended with me taking a loss that I never deserved to take! You’re my bodyguard, Wallace. If you can’t do your one job and have my back then you can just go.
Darcy May Morgan: I’m sick of it, Wallace. I’m fed up with all of these setbacks when all I’ve tried to do is prove just how deserving I am of this Cash in the Vault briefcase! Every opportunity I’ve gotten the chance to prove it has ended with me doing the exact opposite, and now to top it all off you think I’m just overreacting! Do you think all these losses are just okay!? Do you think I don’t have a right to feel this way after everything that happened to me this season!?-
(As soon as Darcy finishes speaking, knocking is heard on her door. Darcy is clearly not in a good mood, but she does her best to regain her composure before opening the door. As she opens it she simply sighs, as the person knocking is revealed to be Sofia Clarke, who has a microphone in her hand.)
Sofia Clarke: Hi, Darcy May Morgan. I was hoping to get a few words from you, although it looks like it might not be the best time.
Darcy May Morgan: No no, it’s fine.
(Darcy steps out of her locker room so Sofia can proceed with her interview.)
Sofia Clarke: Thank you. So, as we all know the past few weeks haven’t exactly gone your way. At Wicked Games you faced Malcolm Jones, who you’d end up losing to. You had another chance against him when you and Drake King faced him and Chris Elite in the second round of the Grand Prix back on Dynasty, but in the end you failed to get the job done there as well. Any words on your recent streak of bad luck?
(Darcy takes a few seconds to think, visibly upset as her losses in just the past two weeks are brought back up. After a few seconds she finally looks back at Sofia Clarke before giving an answer.)
Darcy May Morgan: All I want to say is that all of my bad luck started once Drake King came into my life. Outside of my Bloodsport match with Terry Chambers, every single one of my big failures this season has had Drake King’s fingerprints all over it. All the stupid setbacks I’ve faced this season can be attributed to him. We all know what happened at Territorial Invasion right now, and you saw what happened at Wicked Games after I tried defending him of all people. Then I continued trying to put our differences aside in the Grand Prix, and where did that get Darcy May Morgan? An elimination in the second round thanks to Malcolm and Chris. Ever since I tried trusting Drake King things have gone downhill for me. Now most people don’t think I even deserve to be Miss Cash in the Vault because I’ve failed to capitalize on my Pain for Pride momentum so far and quite frankly… Maybe I shouldn’t have this Cash in the Vault briefcase. Maybe everyone was right, and I never actually deserved to win at Pain for Pride in the first place. Maybe that was all just one big fluke that wasn’t supposed to happen. I don’t even know anymore, but there is one thing I know for sure and that’s the fact that I am glad Drake is out of my life. He’s spent long enough ruining my season, but now that we’re out of the Grand Prix and Wargames is far behind us it should be over. Unless it’s us standing on the opposite side of the ring as opponents, I never want to see his face again.
Sofia Clarke: So, as we all know the next free-per-view event coming up is Road to Redemption. Do you have any plans for yourself at the event?
(Darcy takes a while to think. She’s distressed after facing so many setbacks one after the other, and at a time like this she clearly has no idea where she could possibly go next. Realizing how soon Road to Redemption is has only made matters worse.)
Darcy May Morgan:… I DON’T KNOW, OKAY!?
(Darcy storms back into her locker room, slamming the door behind her as Sofia stands there a bit shocked, not expecting that response. Sofia looks over at the camera without having anything to really say, and Voltage finally fades away from backstage.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside and Bella Braxton is standing in the center of the ring, ready to announce the final match.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: And it is a round two match in the GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT!!!!
(‘Manifest’ by Starset hits, and the virtual crowd begins booing heavily as both Minerva and the newly crowned National Elite Champion Myles make their way out to the stage. They look towards one another for a second before finally making their way down the ramp. The two share the same cold determined and focused look on their faces, and they pay no attention towards the crowd as they both realize that this match is far more important than anything they have to say.)
Bella Braxton: Making their way to the ring… THE TEAM OF THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION MYLES AND MINERVA….. MAAAAASOOCHIIISSSSTxMAAAANNIIIFFFEEESSSTTTT!!!!
James Peters: Minerva and Myles had a 50/50 night back at Wicked Games. Myles won his first singles Championship dethroning Sienna Jade for the National Elite Championship, meanwhile Minerva lost to Terry Chambers. This could be a big night for them as long as they could turn things around.
Rich Russillo: That’s right. We know how talented they are and they’ve BOTH found success in the tag division. Who knows what they’re capable of together, especially since we probably won’t have to see Drake King’s involvement like in their round one match.
Persephone: Trying too hard to be edgy and trying too hard to be different. That’s Minerva and Myles in a nutshell.
(‘Collard Greens’ by Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar follows, and now the virtual crowd begin cheering despite both Serena Bennett and the Visual Prophet being members of a different brand. In a few moments the two Champions make their way out to the stage, and in comparison to Myles and Minerva they have a completely different aura about them. The two share very confident looks on their faces as they have their Championships around their waists, and they don’t waste too much time as they make their way down the ramp.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents… THE TEAM OF THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION SERENA BENNETT AND THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION THE VISUAL PROPHET…. THE SHEEEAAAA BUUTTTTEERRRR BAAABBIIEEEESSS!!!!!
James Peters: Even if they’re Dynasty Elitists, you just can’t deny the starpower these two possess. Viz also had an amazing night back at House of Glass, as he retained that Championship against… Of all people… Mr. DEDEDE. With a team consisting of himself and Serena Bennett… It might be an uphill battle for MxM.
Rich Russillo: “Might” is an understatement. It definitely is an uphill battle but not an impossible one. We’ve seen crazier things happen and we know how talented those two are as well. This could go either way in my opinion.
Persephone: Who caressss??? Viz and Serena are garbage, what does it matter if Viz beat an old man and Serena beat some loser that could never wrestle in the first place a few weeks ago? There’s no good outcome here.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: HERE WE GO! THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY AND IT LOOKS LIKE MINERVA AND SERENA BENNETT ARE STARTING THINGS OFF! These two immediately went for the lock up but you could tell there’s no love lost between them! Minerva immediately goes for a kick to the midsection that connects, AND NOW SHE SETS UP FOR ATLAS FALLS- JUST FOR SERENA TO HIT HER WITH A KNEE TO THE HEAD! Serena now grabbing Minerva by the arm, AND NOW SHE GOES FOR TIP TOE- JUST FOR MINERVA TO AVOID IT BEFORE RUNNING THE ROPES! MINERVA ATTEMPTED A RUNNING KNEE LIFT BUT NOW IT’S SERENA THAT AVOIDS IT!
Rich Russillo: Serena drops Minerva with a leg sweep, AND NOW I THINK SHE’S GOING FOR THE TRAP QUEEN, BUT MINERVA IS QUICKLY ABLE TO GET BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE PULLING SERENA RIGHT INTO A BOOT TO THE FACE! This has started off extremely fast paced but what were you expecting seeing the Elitists competing and the history shared between them!? SERENA WITH A FOREARM AS MINERVA TRIED TO CAPITALIZE OFF OF THE BOOT! MINERVA NOW WITH A RIGHT HAND! NOW SERENA! NOW MINERVA! THESE TWO WOMEN MAIN EVENTED BLOODSPORT AND AT THAT EVENT MINERVA LOST HER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TO SERENA BENNETT, NOW THEY’RE HERE ON VOLTAGE AND THEY’RE GOING BACK AND FORTH!
Persephone: Booorrrinngggg… How are these the current and previous Universal Women’s Champions? And there’s nobody good enough to actually win the title either so we’re stuck with Serena. Anyways Serena’s got the upper hand on Minerva as Minerva’s backed into the corner, and now after multiple kicks to the midsection Serena sends Minerva into the opposite corner. Serena now charges in- but it’s all for nothing because Minerva managed to hit Serena with a back elbow to the jaw.
James Peters: MINERVA NOW WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN, AND SHE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS CHOKING OUT THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! Minerva with a grin on her facing knowing she has the upper hand over the woman who took her first World Championship out of her hands, AND NOW SHE BEGINS POUNDING AWAY WITH REPEATED FOREARMS TO SERENA! Serena’s doing her best to try and block the forearms but Minerva manages to move her hands out of the way before delivering a huge right hand! Minerva continuing this huge assault on Serena, but Serena now manages to push Minerva off of her!
Rich Russillo: Both Elitists are quick to get back to her feet- BUT SERENA TAKES MINERVA DOWN WITH A DROPKICK! Minerva gets back to her feet while stumbling towards the ropes, AND SERENA SENDS HER OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE! This has been pretty back and forth in the early stages but right now Serena Bennett has the upper hand! Minerva doesn’t take too long to get back up, BUT AS SHE DOES SO SERENA BENNETT RUNS THE ROPES, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE SUICIDE DI- WAIT NO! MINERVA BARELY MANAGES TO GRAB SERENA OUT OF MID-AIR AND SHE SENDS HER INTO THE BARRICADE!
Persephone: Minerva slides Serena back into the ring and now she goes for the first and hopefully final cover of the match. I really hope this is the last, I don’t need this match to last any longer than it already has.
Persephone: :skip: Ooookay, nevermind then. Guess that wasn’t the last cover of the match since Serena quickly kicked out, but now Minerva’s applied a rear chinlock that hopefully gets the job done so I can go home. No. Serena stop getting back up. Please just tap out I really want this to be over with.
James Peters: Well I don’t think you’re gonna get what you wanted as Serena makes it back to her feet and drives her elbow into Minerva’s midsection! Minerva stumbled back, and that allows Serena to run the ropes, BEFORE DELIVERING A RUNNING HURRICANRANA! That hurricanrana caused Minerva to stumble into her own corner, and as Serena charges in- she’s caught with a boot to the face! Minerva now with the tag to Myles! Serena turning her attention back towards MASOCHISTxMANIFEST after getting caught off guard with the boot, JUST TO BE HIT WITH A HUGE BICYCLE KICK FROM MYLES! Myles with the cover on Serena!
Rich Russillo: Serena once again with an early kickout, and knowing Myles he likely just wanted to make sure Serena was actually capable of living up to everything she said this week. I wouldn’t worry about that if I were him though, Serena Bennett is without a doubt one of the most talented we have in EAW today! Myles dragging Serena back to her feet, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! Myles now tossing Serena towards the ropes, AND HE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT SERENA DUCKS IT BEFORE RUNNING TO THE OPPOSITE PAIR OF ROPES!
Persephone: Serena connects with a single leg dropkick on Myles, and now she goes and makes the tag to the Visual Prophet. By the time Viz gets in the ring Myles has already gotten back up, and he quickly goes after Viz but Viz anticipated it, causing the two to enter another boring lock up 🙄. Myles has managed to get Viz in a headlock but it lasts a good two seconds as Viz quickly lifts Myles up for a back suplex, just for Myles to flip out of it onto his feet.
James Peters: These are two men that have history with each other, as a year ago they faced each other for the New Breed Championship in a match that the Visual Prophet only just barely won! Myles goes for a big boot but Viz avoids it, BEFORE GRABBING MYLES AND SENDING HIM ACROSS THE RING WITH A GERMAN SUPLE- NO! MYLES ONCE AGAIN MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET, and it looks like neither the World Heavyweight Champion nor the National Elite Champion are able to actually get a move in on each other!
Rich Russillo: Myles runs right towards Viz- BUT VIZ IMMEDIATELY PICKS HIM UP IN THE FIREMAN’S CARRY! There’s a number of moves he could be going for right now, but it looks like none of them will actually connect as Myles begins elbowing away at the side of Viz’s head! It looks like Viz has lost his hold on Myles, and that allows Myles to drop down and hook Viz in a front facelock! Myles goes to lift Viz up for his own suplex, but Viz is able to pull himself back down before pulling Myles right back into the firemans carry- BUT VIZ DROPS HIM WITH A HUGE GUTBUSTER! That gutbuster hit hard, and now Viz goes for the cover!
Persephone: Ugh, Myles got the shoulder up before three. Myles is grabbing onto the ropes now to try and pull himself up, but now Viz grabs him by the arm before irish whipping him towards the ropes. Viz now grabs Myles and lifts him up for a powerslam, but Myles is quickly able to slip out of his hands before backing up towards the opposite pair of ropes. I really wish Myles could just lay down and get pinned, anything to let me leave.
James Peters: Viz charging right towards Myles- BUT MYLES PULLS DOWN THE TOP ROPE, CAUSING VIZ TO GO OVER THEM AND OUT OF THE RING! Viz manages to land on his feet, BUT AS HE TRIES TO GET BACK IN THE RING HE’S HIT WITH A HUGE DROPKICK FROM MYLES! Myles now looking to do possibly the same thing Serena attempted early on as he begins running the ropes himself! TOPE CON GIRO BY MYLES!! Myles has taken down the Visual Prophet, but he doesn’t stop there as he immediately picks him up, AND DRIVES VIZ RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE!
Rich Russillo: Say what you want about Myles, but you can never deny that he’s one of the most ruthless and dangerous competitors we have in the company today. Myles now rolling Viz back into the ring before taking a minute to recover after receiving the gutbuster earlier, and now he heads up to the top rope! Myles is waiting for Viz to get back up and that’s given him valuable time to fully recover, AND NOW THAT THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP IS BACK UP MYLES DIVES AND DROPS HIM BACK DOWN WITH A DIVING METEORA!!
Persephone: I’mma be honest, I hate guys like Myles more than I hate most people here and that’s because at least the other people around her actually have the decency to try and end matches. Why didn’t Myles go for the cover after all of that? Instead he’s pulled Viz right back to his feet and of all things he’s tying him to the ropes. I really don’t understand how that man works and to be honest.. I don’t want to understand. I just want this match done and over with, and the sooner that happens the better. Who cares who moves on in the Grand Prix? It’s just a dumb tournament that Rexy isn’t even in.
James Peters: Myles now running the ropes, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE TRAPPED VISUAL PROPHET! MYLES RUNNING THE ROPES ONCE AGAIN, AND HE HITS A SECOND KNEE! MYLES RUNNING THE ROPES AGAIN, ALL WHILE VIZ IS DOING HIS BEST TO TRY AND FREE HIMSELF! MYLES CONNECTS WITH A THIRD KNEE, AND NOW MYLES BEGINS RUNNING THE ROPES A FOURTH TIME! WAIT A SECOND! VIZ MANAGES TO BREAK FREE FROM THE ROPES AND HE QUICKLY LIFTS MYLES UP BEFORE DELIVERING THE PROPHET DRIVER!!
Rich Russillo: Viz was only just barely able to deliver that move, that was extremely close! Viz now with the cover on Myles and I’d be extremely surprised if that doesn’t get the job done!
Rich Russillo: MYLES GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! That right there has to let you know just how much Myles is putting into this match. The World Heavyweight Champion was just now struggling and while he did connect with that Prophet Driver, Myles still managed to kick out! In the end that might not matter too much, as I think Viz is looking to put this match away!
Persephone: Thank God. This has gone on a few hours too long.
James Peters: Hours? I don’t even think it’s been 30 minutes yet.
Persephone: Hm? I was talking about Voltage, not just this match.
James Peters: Oh. Well anyways, Viz is headed up to the top rope and I think everyone here knows what he’s going for! Viz has defeated tons of opponents with this move and it looks like MASOCHISTxMANIFEST might be one of them! VIZ WITH THE BOW TO THE HEART- WAIT NO! MYLES ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY! MYLES MANAGED TO AVOID THE BOW TO THE HEART AND NOW HE CRAWLS TOWARDS HIS OWN CORNER!
Rich Russillo: MYLES MAKES THE TAG TO MINERVA, AND AS SOON AS MINERVA ENTERS THE RING SHE HITS VIZ WITH THE DEVIL’S TOUCH!!! THAT NASTY KICK TO THE FACE CONNECTS, AND REMEMBER JUST EARLIER THIS YEAR THE VISUAL PROPHET ENDED MINERVA’S RECORD SETTING UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN! NOW IT LOOKS LIKE MINERVA MIGHT GET HER OWN TASTE OF REVENGE AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER ON VIZ!
Rich Russillo: NO!! I STAND CORRECTED, THIS MATCH ISN’T ENDING THAT SOON, VIZ JUST KICKED OUT!!
James Peters: Minerva didn’t expect Viz to kick out of a move like that, especially seeing all the offense Myles brought to him in the past few moments, but he’s the World Heavyweight Champion after all! He just defeated Mr. DEDEDE to retain that Championship not too long ago, just back at House of Glass! We all know what he’s capable of at this point and Minerva’s gonna need to bring a lot more if she wants to defeat him. Minerva’s dragging Viz back up to her feet now, and I think she’s about to go for another tag!
Rich Russillo: WAIT A MINUTE! VIZ MANAGES TO PULL MINERVA AWAY FROM MYLES, BEFORE SENDING HER ALL THE WAY TOWARDS THE SHEA BUTTER BABIES CORNER WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! Viz is taking a moment to recover before slowly getting back up to his feet, and now he goes and makes the tag to Serena Bennett! Viz now lifting Minerva up onto his shoulders as Serena makes her way up onto the top rope, AND NOW THEY TAKE MINERVA DOWN WITH GIN AND JUICE!! WHAT A MOVE FROM THE TWO WORLD CHAMPIONS, THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! SERENA NOW WITH THE COVER ON MINERVA!
Persephone: And this time it’s Minerva that kicks out. Woooo… Yaaayyy.. I really don’t know what to say here, like am I supposed to be impressed by any of this? Who cared if Minerva kicked out of their trash tag team move? Minerva’s rolled out onto the apron to make sure Serena can’t capitalize, but Serena’s already made her way out onto the apron to join her. Can they just like kill each other or something if they insist on wasting my time this much? At least then there’d be SOMETHING interesting about this match.
James Peters: SERENA BENNETT WITH A HUGE KICK TO MINERVA’S MIDSECTION! That kick caused Minerva to fall right into the ring post! Minerva’s still on the apron, but now she’s in a seated position as Serena Bennett looks like she’s preparing for something big! Serena backs all the way to the opposite ring post, and I don’t like this one bit for Minerva! She’s in a lot of trouble right now and this could definitely ruin her and Myles’ chances of moving on to the next round of the Grand Prix! SERENA NOW CHARGES IN, AND SHE NOW GOES FOR A RUNNING METEORA ON MINERVA!!
Rich Russillo: MINERVA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!! MINERVA HOPPED OFF THE APRON AND JUST LIKE THAT BOTH OF SERENA’S KNEES JUST CRASHED INTO THEM! THAT WAS EXTREMELY CLOSE, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN GAME OVER IF SERENA CONNECTED WITH THAT METEORA BUT NOW THINGS ARE LOOKING TERRIBLE FOR THE SHEA BUTTER BABIES!! Minerva’s still hurt from that tag team move, but she’s able to push Serena back into the ring before rolling back in on her own! Minerva’s not even able to get back up to her feet yet- BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S COMPLETELY FINE FOR HER AS SHE LOCKS IN A KNEEBAR ON SERENA!!
Persephone: Hopefully she breaks Serena’s leg or something. Serena really needs to just hurry up and tap out quickly so we can just get the hell outta here already. Like this has been such a trash main event featuring four extremely overhyped and overrated Elitists for a tournament that doesn’t even matter all that much in the first place. Like… They’re really going through all this just to face Sarah’s Sidekicks? I guess it’s a free title win but still.
James Peters: WAIT, WAIT WAIT WAIT!! SERENA MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A FEW KICKS ONTO MINERVA AND SHE MANAGES TO FREE HERSELF FROM THE KNEE BAR!! SERENA NOW ONCE AGAIN ATTEMPTS TO LOCK IN THE TRAP QUEEN BUT MINERVA’S ABLE TO ROLL BOTH HERSELF AND SERENA TO THE ROPES BEFORE SHE COULD GET IT LOCKED IN! Both Elitists get back to their feet, BUT SERENA’S THE ONE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE AS SHE SENDS MINERVA INTO THE CORNER AND RUNS IN, CONNECTING WITH A HUGE RUNNING FOREARM! It looks like Serena’s regained control of this match despite that meteora right into the ring post!
Rich Russillo: Serena now pulls Minerva away from the corner, BUT MINERVA RETALIATES WITH A KICK TO SERENA’S KNEE! Minerva now picks up Serena in a suplex position- BUT SERENA’S ABLE TO SLIP BEHIND MINERVA BEFORE DELIVERING A NECKBREAKER! In the past few moment’s it’s been all Serena Bennett and now she heads up to the top rope and seeing her performances over the past few years, she might be going for a similar move to what Myles did to Viz earlier on in the match, only this late in the game there’s a huge chance this could all be over!
James Peters: Minerva gets back to her feet- BUT SHE RUSHES OVER TOWARDS SERENA BEFORE SERENA HAD A CHANCE TO DIVE! SERENA HAD TO DIVE OVER MINERVA BEFORE ROLLING BACK TO HER FEET, AND NOW MINERVA CHARGES IN! DEVIL’S TOUCH- WAIT NO! THE DEVIL’S TOUCH DOESN’T CONNECT!! SERENA MANAGED TO AVOID IT BEFORE HITTING MINERVA WITH THE TIP TOE!! SERENA NOW DROPPING ON TOP OF MINERVA FOR THE COVER, AND SERENA BENNETT MIGHT JUST DEFEAT MINERVA ONCE AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH GRAND PRIX IMPLICATIONS RATHER THAN THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!! IS THAT IT FOR MINERVA AND MYLES!?!?
Rich Russillo: NO!!! REMEMBER, MINERVA TOO HAS HELD A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN HER CAREER AND STUFF LIKE THIS IS THE REASON WHY!! Minerva just managed to get the shoulder up right at the very last second, and that means this match is still going on! Serena knows she can’t waste too much time despite knowing that could have gotten the job done, and now she drags Minerva towards the Shea Butter Babies corner before making the tag to the World Heavyweight Champion! Guys, Minerva may have kicked out of the Tip Toe but I don’t think she’ll be in this match much longer!
James Peters: The Visual Prophet now, DEADLIFTING MINERVA UP INTO THE MILITARY PRESS!! I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHAT FOLLOWS THIS- HEY WAIT A SECOND!! MINERVA JUST POKED THE VISUAL PROPHET IN THE EYES BEFORE HE COULD TOSS HER TO SERENA!! MINERVA SLIDES OFF OF VIZ’S SHOULDERS, AND NOW SERENA GOES TO TRY AND HIT HER WITH THE TIP TOE BUT THE REFEREE HAS GOTTEN INVOLVED AS SERENA’S NOT THE LEGAL WOMAN SO SHE CAN’T STAY IN THE RING! MINERVA JUST SAVED HER CHANCES IN THE MATCH EVEN IF IT WASN’T THE MOST FAIR WAY!
Rich Russillo: Minerva pulls Viz towards her corner and now she tags in Myles! Minerva now holding her in position as Myles runs the ropes, AND THERE IT IS!! OUTBACK JACKED!!!! MYLES JUST DELIVERED THAT HUGE RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF VIZ’S HEAD AS MINERVA DELIVERS THE REVERSE STO!! MINERVA NOW ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AFTER THE DAMAGE SHE’S TAKEN IN THIS MATCH, MEANWHILE MYLES COVERS THE VISUAL PROPHET TO PUT HIM AWAY AND BRING HIMSELF AND MINERVA INTO THE NEXT ROUND OF THIS INCREDIBLE GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT!!! IS THAT IT FOR VIZ!?!?
James Peters: NO!! ONCE AGAIN, IT’S STILL JUST NOT ENOUGH!!! Myles merely shakes his head because of the fact that Viz is still in this match, and I don’t know if it’s because he thought that’d get the job done, or because now he’s gonna have to put Viz through even more punishment! Either way, Myles is on top of the Visual Prophet and now he’s punching away with devastating lefts and rights! Myles clearly loves this type of violence and competition- BUT IT LOOKS LIKE VIZ IS ABLE TO AVOID SUFFERING EVEN MORE OF IT AS HE HITS MYLES WITH A HEADBUTT!
Persephone: That headbutt caused Myles to fall off of Viz to tend to the pain, and that’s a shake because Viz is unable to get up for right now because he just suffered that lame tag team move. At least this means both competitors are probably worn out and the match is gonna end sooner rather than later, because this has been nothing short of torture. Who actually cares about Serena Bennett, the Visual Prophet, Minerva, and ESPECIALLY Myles? Hm? Nobody!
James Peters: Well while Persephone continues her rant.. It looks like Viz is doing his best to use the ropes to try and get back up, but Myles is able to beat him there as he hits Viz with a huge elbow strike!
Rich Russillo: Myles is relentless with his offense right now as he has Viz backed up against the ropes continuing his strikes, all the way up until the five count forcing the referee to get involved! Myles merely backing away from Viz- BUT JUST AS HE LOOKED TO CHARGE BACK TOWARDS HIM VIZ SPRANG FORWARD WITH A HUGE LARIAT!! THAT LARIAT ALMOST TURNED MYLES INSIDE OUT, AND THAT’S THE TYPE OF POWER THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION POSSESSES!!
James Peters: MYLES GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND STUMBLES INTO AN UNOCCUPIED CORNER, AND THAT ALLOWS VIZ TO CHARGE TOWARDS HIM AND CONNECT WITH A HUGE RUNNING SPLASH!! VIZ NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS MYLES STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER- BUT MYLES HITS VIZ WITH A HUGE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!! Viz somehow brought out a whole ton of energy late into the match but Myles was able to stop him right in his tracks! These two haven’t faced for some time but it’s like they know each other extremely well the way they’re going.
Rich Russillo: Myles now grabbing the Visual Prophet from behind, AND NOW HE GOES FOR THE RIPCORD KNEE- WAIT A SECOND! VIZ CAUGHT MYLES!! VIZ JUST CAUGHT MYLES, AND NOW HE PUSHES HIM BACK DOWN TO HIS FEET- BEFORE DROPPING HIM WITH A KISS TO THE HEAD!!! VIZ JUST HIT MYLES WITH THE KISS TO THE HEAD AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS OUT OF DESPERATION OR IF HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, BUT EITHER WAY VIZ JUST HIT MYLES WITH ONE OF HIS MOST DANGEROUS MOVES! Viz now falling back into his corner, and he makes the tag back to Serena Bennett!!
James Peters: THE VISUAL PROPHET PICKS MYLES UP BEFORE LIFTING HIM IN A MILITARY PRESS, BUT LOOK! MINERVA’S BACK INSIDE OF THE RING, AND SHE GOES TO TRY AND TAKE OUT SERENA BENNETT BUT SERENA DUCKS A FOREARM SHOT FROM MINERVA!! SERENA BENNETT NOW WITH THE CAPTAIN HOOK, AND AS MINERVA’S TAKEN OUT VIZ TOSSES MYLES TOWARDS HER! BLUE MAGIC!!! THE ASSISTED PELE KICK CONNECTS AND THAT’S GOTTA BE IT!! THIS HAS BEEN ONE HELL OF A MATCH AND BOTH TEAMS GAVE IT THEIR ALL BUT MINERVA AND MYLES ARE OUT! SERENA NOW WITH THE COVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners….. THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION SERENA BENNETT AND THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION THE VISUAL PROPHET…. THE SHEEEAAAAA BUUTTTEERRRR BAAAABBIIIEESSSS!!!!!
James Peters: What a match! That was incredible, and while Minerva and Myles may have lost hopefully they’re not ashamed of their performances tonight. This just further proved that they’re some of the best wrestlers on our brand and that’s why Myles is holding the National Elite Championship as I speak. In the end though, congratulations to The Visual Prophet and Serena Bennett!!
Rich Russillo: Yup. They put up a great fight, but in the end it just was not enough and now these two are the ones moving forward in the Grand Prix.
Persephone: About time. Now I can finally go home.
(As ‘Collard Greens’ plays, the virtual crowd begins cheering while Serena Bennett and the Visual Prophet get back to their feet. The two have their hands raised before being handed their titles, and the two continue celebrating until..)
Persephone: Oh brother…
James Peters: What!? How!? How is Ms. Extreme here!?
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme has somehow made her way out to the stage and she’s just eyeing Serena Bennett!! I really don’t know how that women does it, is she even human!?
James Peters: At this point I’m not sure. Serena Bennett’s gonna have one tough task ahead of her at Road to Redemption. That’s one thing I do know.
(Like they said, Ms. Extreme has somehow made it back to the stage. Her and Serena Bennett merely stare at one another, before finally Serena raises up her Universal Women’s Championship. Ms. Extreme on the other hand merely nods, and as the two women stare down one another Voltage closes out for the final time.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)