(EAW intro plays.)
(As always a recap from last week’s Voltage begins to play. The recap starts with Veena Adams interrupting Darcy May Morgan’s promo and saying that she’s looking to clean up the women’s division, telling Darcy to watch her back. Next, Lisa Wren demands to learn what her opportunity is, and after learning that it’s a shot at the New Breed Championship Lisa promises to do it for herself, not for Voltage. Next, Drake King and New Eden take out the Visual Prophet, with Drake finally saying his name for the first time. After this Greg Voltaire defeats Ryan Matthews in singles competition, and Veena Adams and Captain Charisma have an argument over the future of Dynasty and Voltage, with Veena promising to have the superior line-up at Pain for Pride, and brushing off Lisa Wren’s chances at winning the New Breed Championship. Next, Lisa Wren and Alexis Chambers compete to a no contest after both would be counted out. Next Sierra Bradford has an interview with Sofia Clarke where she says she doesn’t want Candice Blair’s help, and that not having anything left to lose makes her dangerous. After this, Ahren Fournier becomes the new number one contender for the National Elite Championship after defeating Shane Gates. Next, SOSA Henderson declares his entry into the Grand Rampage. After this Holly Arrow challenges Constance Blevins which leads to a Specialists Championship match being made for next week, and Ms. Extreme defeats Veena Adams. After this, IDOL-GUN backstage receives an extremely weird gif from their simps. Next, TLA declares his entry in the Grand Rampage match before retaining his National Elite Championship against Myles, and after that Captain Charisma assures Candice Blair to stop interfering with Sierra Bradford and Drake King’s relationship. After this Rex McAllister defeats James Ranger, and Minerva wins against Darcy May Morgan thanks to Veena Adams, who unfairly called for the referee to ring the bell. After this Charlie Marr takes out Darcy with the Charing Cross. Next, backstage Terry Chambers agrees to face Malcolm Jones at Grand Rampage, before defeating Candice Blair by countout in the main event of Voltage.)
(As the recap ends, ‘33rd Blakk Glass’ by Sosmula and ZillaKami, the intro music for Sunday Night Voltage, plays. The camera pans to the World 1 Theatre in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The virtual crowd is cheering before finally the camera cuts to the commentary desk with James Peters, Rich Russillo and Persephone Tsitsipas.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Sunday Night Voltage! Once again we’re on the road to Grand Rampage and we’re getting closer and closer to one of the biggest free-per-views of the year!
Rich Russillo: That’s right. We’re weeks away from Grand Rampage and I couldn’t be any more excited than I am right now.
Persephone: There’s only one thing that matters at Grand Rampage, and that’s the actual Grand Rampage match.
James Peters: Well I agree the Grand Rampage match is important, but don’t you think you’re being harsh on the rest of-
Persephone: I don’t think you understand. The Grand Rampage match is important because REXY IS GONNA WIN IT :blessed:!!!
James Peters: Right..
(Voltage fades to the entrance stage, and ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ by Shiro SAGISU hits, causing the virtual crowd to begin booing as loud as they can. Soon after all three members of New Eden begin walking out to the stage with microphones in their hands, and once again they look extremely pissed off as they make their way to the ring. These three seem to be like this on a nearly weekly basis, but this week is even worse than usual, as they’re scheduled to face each other tonight in the main event of Voltage. It’s no secret how they feel about Captain Charisma and the way he runs Voltage, and this match being made has only upset New Eden even more. Finally New Eden enters the ring, and it doesn’t take long for them to begin speaking.)
Drake King: Are you all serious? Are you all really going to let Captain Charisma get away with this AGAIN!? Captain Charisma has been conspiring against us for so long, and right now it should be clearer than ever. Right now everyone should be able to see through Captain Charisma’s act, but instead you’re booing US! You all hate US for trying to fight back against a dictator! I understand that you’re blind. I understand that everyone backstage is blind, but look at what Captain Charisma is doing. Are we really the ONLY people on this entire roster to notice how corrupt he’s been? We’ve been trying to save this company. We’ve been trying to save the entire wrestling world and because we’re trying to do something good for this place Captain Charisma is trying to tear us down. He’s trying to tear us APART and that’s why he’s making us face each other tonight. Captain Charisma wants to destroy New Eden. Captain Charisma wants to bring our progress to a screeching halt and make sure we don’t reach our goal of changing this industry for the better, and that makes me sick. It makes me sick that Captain Charisma is able to abuse his power just to try and ruin the group dedicated to cleaning up the mess HE makes every single week. This NEEDS to stop. We need to stop allowing Captain Charisma to do whatever he wants, because he’s TORTURING his roster every single week just to sell tickets, and when he’s NOT putting his roster through unnecessary deathmatches, he’s forcing them to face either their loved ones or their allies! This is corruption. This is a dictatorship we’re seeing every Sunday and I’ve had enough of it.
(Minerva turns to Myles, they talk amongst themselves for a moment, placing her hand on his chest, they kiss before she clears her throat, slowly taking off her glasses, clipping them to her top.)
Minerva: While Drake makes a point, whose fault is it really? All of yours. How many times have we stood up here whether in this ring, on promotional TV or on FPV’s and said countless amounts to the point of exhaustion, the entire Voltage roster are puppets and Captain Charisma is your Geppetto. Instead like cattle being wrangled up for the slaughter, you await your fate without even realizing it, this falls in the same line as your greed, the need to succeed at any cost and willing to sell your soul to the highest bidder in order to do so, well, we are NOT for sale. The New Eden was formed to help every single one of you, even me. Drake King and Myles opened my eyes wider to the corruption that was happening here, one I knew a bias and double standard always existed, but everyone wanted to call me a whiner, complainer, oppressed when this entire time the only thing I was blinded by was I thought it was about Minerva, oh no, it was about ANYONE that didn’t fall in line with the order and executive rule, this is the reason women like Darcy May Morgan prance around as whores to the gold. Why Ms. Extreme has been in a stale state of delusion for years not ever going anywhere but plateauing every single season wondering why her time has never come. Why SOSA Henderson, Rex McAllister, TLA and Terry Chambers all fall in the same line like obedient little dogs willing to eat the scraps to hold the Championships, that’s right TLA, you are a PERRO! Yet we stand here in unity, calling out the absolute exploitation of this nepotism at the hands of not only Captain Charisma, but Hurricane Hawk and StarrStan as well, that only the few who are willing to sacrifice everything in order to fix what is broken are chastised and publicly crucified in the town square of the EAW, hung for all of you to witness? Forcing Drake to fight his loved one!? Forcing Myles and I to hurt each other, the three of us tonight in the Main Event, anything and everything that has been done to us for weeks upon weeks, being attacked and laid out by invaders, this is the company you run, Matt!? Wasn’t it bad enough that we have to cross brands to send out a message you are willing to rip from our hands!? No, you son of a bit….
(Myles and Drake quickly place their hands on her shoulder to stop her from going off the rails. Minerva looks back at them and nods trying to keep her emotions at bay as Myles now speaks…)
Myles: Captain Charisma is going to be stopped. He needs to be stopped, because each and every single week he’s giving people like you what they want. All of the gluttons watching at home, all of the selfish Elitists showing up every week, he’s giving them what they want. You know how much that hurts this company? You know how much it hurts this company when people like TLA and Terry Chambers are allowed to be Champion thanks to the actions of others? Neither of them deserve to be in the spot they’re in. Neither of them deserve to be Champions right now and I’m sure all of you know that, but Captain Charisma will keep giving them opportunities, keep shoving them to the top of the card, and keep doing everything in his power to silence us. As long as Captain Charisma continues down this path EAW is going to be a sinking ship, because those titles that TLA and Terry hold shouldn’t mean anything. They’re worthless and I’ve been making that clear ever since I returned, but the rest of you don’t see it that way. For everyone else those titles aren’t worthless. Instead, they bring out the worst in you. Those Championships bring out the side of everyone that we’re trying to get rid of. Those titles reveal everyone’s true nature, and in the end all of you are greedy. All of you are selfish and you’re all being enabled by Captain Charisma. We see through this whole act. We see through Captain Charisma’s bullshit and because of that we’re punished! We’re punished for not falling for the same old tricks everyone else does! It’s sick. It’s disgusting, and Captain Charisma won’t get away with this.
Drake King: Captain Charisma, if you still have a heart you can fix this. We all know the truth. We know you’re conspiring against us and that you want to take us down, but it’s not going to work. You’re never going to get what you want. Greed will never win, so just stop. There’s still time for you to make things right. All you have to do is come out here and admit you were wrong. Admit that New Eden was right all along and give this whole war a rest.
(The three members of New Eden look towards the stage, but Captain Charisma never walks out to respond to them.)
Drake King: Captain Charisma… I’m giving you a chance to fix this. We can put this whole thing behind us and you can help this industry grow. You can help Voltage become the greatest show in this company, but you HAVE to say something.
(Still, Captain Charisma doesn’t respond, leaving the three members of New Eden in the ring clearly frustrated. Minerva climbs to the second rope, pointing at the entranceway.)
Minerva: Come out here right now or I will personally go back there and drag you out! This is your chance Matthieu to make amends here and do what is right for the Yellow Brand! Do NOT be a fool, staring a gift horse in the mouth! You can go down in history as the man who SAVED Voltage and the EAW as a whole, the only way that happens is if you embrace the vision and come out here like the man you portray yourself to be and not the bias, power-abusing trope we see you to be! After everything we have been put through, this is a testament to how important and focused our goals are, New Eden is willing to let bygones be bygones and if not? Then you will see the limits of our mercy, there are none!
(Shaking his head, Myles chimes in.)
Myles: I’m not at all surprised. Captain Charisma’s a coward. This is how he’s always been and that’s not gonna change anytime soon. If Captain Charisma still wants to fight a war then so be it, but we know how this is going to end, and it’s not with the destruction of New Eden. The world will see just how corrupt Captain Charisma is, even if we have to sacrifice every single person on the roster. There is nothing that’ll stop New Eden because we are the force that EAW needs. We’re the force the WORLD needs, and sometimes people take pleasure in chaos. Sometimes people enjoy seeing the suffering of others, but Captain Charisma won’t get that satisfaction any longer.
Drake King: It really is a shame things had to come to this, but some people really have no good in them. Some people are just full of evil, and it looks like Captain Charisma is one of those people. We’re giving him a chance to fix everything he’s done and he won’t take it. He won’t listen. There is no reasoning with Captain Charisma, but that’s okay because we won’t lose this war. We won’t allow Captain Charisma to ruin this company. Captain Charisma’s corruption won’t get in the way of New Eden’s progress, and it doesn’t matter what lengths we have to go to or what we have to endure in order to change the way this company is run. We WILL save EAW-
(Suddenly “Champions” by Barnes Courtney starts to play throughout the arena, Rex McAllister walks out the cheers of the Virtual Fans in the World One Theatre. Minerva looks almost unhinged at his sight, Myles tries to calm her down as Drake glares right at the Hall of Famer who has a mic in hand.)
Rex McAllister: I’m sorry, but were you expecting Captain Charisma? He is a little busy right now, but I couldn’t help overhear everything the three of you have been saying and honestly, I am sick of it. I have been trying really hard to understand your stance and to be fair, the only ones that sound greedy here are you three! Professional wrestling is not only a business, it is a sport, the fundamentals that New Eden have forgotten and want to change them to fit their own needs. I get it, you’re upset things didn’t work out for you at Shock Value, even before that, it has been disappointment after disappointment as I imaging New Eden never thought this kind of resistance would be in their face, which is where you three failed to realize that the EAW and the Voltage brand will not cower or conform to your garbage!
(While Minerva paces, Drake King chuckles a little, Myles sighs, even rolling his eyes.)
Myles: So this is how we are going to do this? Rex McAllister, the superhero walks out and takes the Yellow Brand by the mantle and is the spokesperson for everyone else, the poster child for this company and what it is like to be sheep in a forest full of wolves, right?
Rex McAllister: I don’t know Myles, sometimes the sheep fight back, I mean how was Minerva the night my wife electrocuted her, I’m sure that wasn‘t fun for both of you considering I’m trying to figure out which one took care of the other since you exploded as well. Drake here couldn’t capture the World Championship, so I don’t think anyone fears the wolve…
(He is quickly shut down by Minerva.)
Minerva: Shut the hell up! See, I get it, this is typical Rex, the voice of reason, the man everyone gets behind pulling the company line. You needed to step out here and say something or else you wouldn‘t be doing your job as the EAW model citizen. The funny and cute thing about this whole situation, is the McAllister’s think a little victory here or there makes up for the hell I put your sterile wife through or the defiance by my man on how he outsmarted you at King of Elite. Knock us down Rex and we get right back up, Raven forgot to kill me and now you’re out here trying to be the Superhero like clockwork we all knew you couldn’t resist.
(Drake shakes his head.)
Drake King: It’s not surprising. Captain Charisma’s puppets will defend him at all costs. Rex you’re one of Captain Charisma’s favorites. You’re one of the Elitists he loves most, so of course you don’t see it. Of course you don’t see the problem, but it doesn’t matter how long you and everyone else tries to ignore the problem. As long as you stand in our way and in the way of our vision for this industry, you will be-
(As Drake is about to finish, “Gangsta” by New Year’s Day starts to play as Drake rolls his eyes again, Minerva now is furious with Myles holding her back, glaring at Ms. Extreme walk out standing next to Rex McAllister with a microphone in hand.)
Ms. Extreme: Obviously, I’m not Captain Charisma either, but if I share some commonality with Rex, it’s that I hate the the three of you with a fucking passion. I’ve never heard so much bitching and complaining than I have with the three of you. Everything that comes out of your mouths is full of shit. If no one is kissing the ground that New Eden walks, it must mean that Voltage is corrupt and that Captain Charisma is nothing more than a biased piece of trash that likes to abuse his power? If Captain Charisma isn’t bending over backwards to appease New Eden, it must make him this terrible person, who wants to see Voltage going down in flames. Yeah, I think I nailed the situation on its head. Yet, I don’t think what’s happening right now is going to convince people to follow New Eden and their ‘vision’ for a better Voltage. If anything, Voltage was fine without New Eden. Captain Charisma has done a great job with running a tight ship, so it seems like your services aren’t needed. But, if you want to destroy Voltage, you’re going to need to get through me.
(Drake and Myles smirk, and Minerva actually starts to laugh, licking her lips.)
Minerva: That’s rich Camille, considering the company you fight for hasn’t done shit for you all this time. We had an understanding, don’t force my hand, nails will look like pillows if you stand in our way! I wil….
(But Minerva is not able to finish her sentence when “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” by Tupac plays throughout the arena as Myles steps up, blocking and protecting Minerva when TLA walks out, nodding to Rex and Ms. Extreme before pointing to New Eden, mic in hand.)
Myles: No, you don’t get to speak!
TLA: Calmate, vato…. Calmate, take it easy. I just so happen to be sitting in the back, sharing some enchiladas in catering with Steroid Dog and happen to hear all the mess going on out here, so you know TLA, I finna gonna come out and see what’s happening and we see New Eden talking su basura one more time. Seriously Drake, Myles and Minerva, wasn‘t it bad enough that we had a memorial for Myles, with the Minerva looking Poon back at the Palace for his failed attempt to take my National Elite Championship? I remember the days we were all amigos, well except for Drake, la virgin Maria of the EAW and I will never be hermanos, but Myes and Minerva, I would like to think that TLA was matchmaker back at the Poon Palace between you two, but it’s okay. Instead, it seems like we can‘t have any amor or pas around this place, you all gotta be stirring up la mierda instead, well I came out here to stand with Rex and Ms. Extreme, this is our Voltage, and a la chingada if you vatos think that this is some hostile takeover, nah, ain’t gonna happen, not here, not everywhere. Don’t make me throw another chancla in this bi….
Myles: Enough! You want to continue what we started? Come here right now and we can!
(Minerva is seen whispering something in his ear, Myles nods calming down some while Drake points at TLA.)
Drake King: It was onl….
(Yet again Drake is interrupted along with Myles and Minerva when “Faneto” By Chief Keef starts to sound as the Virtual Crowd gives a mixed reaction but shows their support for the Voltage brand Elitists that have come out to make a stand against New Eden.)
SOSA Henderson: Hold up…. Hold up. See, just the other night, I was in a match with Impact on Dynasty, stealing the show like I always do, but nah, New Eden had to come out and jump me during the match and lay me out, oh I bet that felt really good, right?
Drake King: It did.
(Myles and Minerva both look at one another and smile, turning back to SOSA Henderson and nodding.)
SOSA Henderson: Here’s the thing, I don’t like any of these people out here standing with me. I’m about as a loner as they come, but when I see three pricks standing in the ring right now throwing their weight around and thinking they own this bitch!? I don’t care who I stand with because I’m the show here, on Voltage not you! Think that I am going to just take what you did to me on Dynasty? I know that you, Drake, probably blame me for not being World Champion, nah bruh, that was all on you!
Drake King: What do you gain blaming me for another one of your title match losses? That Championship wasn’t meant to be held by you OR Terry, but because Captain Charisma is so incompetent he allowed Malcolm Jones to interfere and cost me the match. Everything I said that week still stands. You’re never becoming World Champion again, not while New Eden is still around. As far as I’m concerned you deserved everything that happened to you on Dynasty.
(SOSA lets out a slight chuckle before about to head toward the ring when Rex grabs his arm, SOSA quickly yanks it away.)
Minerva: Oh no, let him go Rex, matter of fact, why don’t all of you come down right now!?
Rex McAllister: You’d want that and then complain later when we lay you out again, Minerva?
(Minerva drops to her knees, spreading her arms out, mocking Rex poses in the ring.)
Minerva: It’s my life, it’s now or never! I don’t want to live forever!
(Myles and Drake both start to laugh as Mienrva is mocking Rex’s Hall of Fame video package at Pain For Pride last year, when “Spotlight Savior” by Iggy Azalea starts to play, Minerva quickly hops back up to her feet as New Eden stands ready when the Universal Women’s Champion walks wearing the belt around her waist.)
Minerva: Why am I not surprised?
Darcy May Morgan: Pipe down love, did you really think I was going to let these wankers have all the fun? No, see I have a vested interest in this as well, remember last week between us.
Minerva: Don’t throw shade at me because you decided to call every woman out in the division!
Darcy May Morgan: No, but we talked about this already Minerva, when I see New Eden, especially that piece of trash right there in Drake King, I warned you and Myles that he is going to turn on the both like he did me. You’re the one that doesn‘t get it, and now look at this stage, we may not all get along, honestly looking at all of us around here on stage, I don‘t think there is a single person here that may trust one another, but when Voltage is put on a threat alert? Bet your pasty arse that I will be in the front of the line to make sure that it stays OUR Voltage and not yours!
Minerva: You’re so brain-washed, the glow and shine of that title has convoluted your very common senses!
Myles: Didn’t you learn last week? That Universal Women’s Championship has made you worse than them! Well except TLA, this is why you need us more than we need you! Didn’t you listen to Minerva last week? Can’t you see that the bond between you and Drake was fickle at best, he knew from the very beginning you were a part of the problem, that doesn‘t pertain to New Eden, we are ONE and instead of standing in front of evolution, be a part of it, but those titles, they are the reason you‘re standing there with the rest of those stupid blokes!
(Darcy laughs some.)
Darcy May Morgan: That’s adorable how you come to Minerva’s defense, but the real threat here is Drake King and since the rest of the top stars are out here right now to make a wall of defense to protect what Captain Charisma has done? Then count me in!
Minerva: Good, then we will bury you with them too!
(Minerva and Darcy glare at one another as Drake King steps up to speak, Myles still standing in front of Minerva protecting her in case things get out of hand, as tensions start to rise, New Eden is ready to take on all the Elitists standing together like they are Voltage’s version of the Avengers, the group looks ready to walk down to the ring when “Diva” by Beyonce blasts through the speakers. Candice Blair walks out with a huge grin on her face as she holds a confident demeanor as she stands next to the other Elitists, staring back at New Eden.)
Candice Blair: You can count me in too because Captain Charisma is an unproblematic king and we stan. 👑 Like, I think that Darcy has a point. The real threat here is Drake King. Everyone has made it clear about the stuff that Drake and New Eden have done to Voltage and that’s a travesty in itself, but what deserves more attention is the abusive nature that Drake has shown to Sierra Bradford. He’s forced her to do things that she is not comfortable with nor does she want to do and at this point, it has become unclear of what’s actually her voice. People have told me to leave the situation alone, but I didn’t like the way that you put your hands on me, Drake. I didn’t like how you think that you can intimidate me into silence like you’ve done with Sierra on a few occasions, but I’m not going to sit around and pretend that everything is okay with your relationship with her. It doesn’t matter how many times Sierra tells me to leave alone, but I refuse to do that until she is safe and sound —
(‘Sk8r Boi’ by Avril Lavigne hits, and everyone turns towards the entrance way as Sierra Bradford walks out. Everyone remains silent as Sierra walks past all of the Elitists on the stage and begins walking down the ramp. She has a microphone in her hand, and Sierra still doesn’t look to be in the best of moods after going through possibly some of the worst weeks in her career. Sierra stops in the middle of the ramp as both New Eden and the group on the stage watch, before finally she begins to speak.)
Sierra Bradford: For way too long I’ve had rose colored glasses on and refused to see the bullshit that went on behind the scenes. From Jayson Maximoff getting involved in my matches to my own “best friend” stabbing me in the back to Captain Charisma forcing me to fight Drake and now team up with Candice Blair, I’m done! I’ve had it with this place! For so long I’ve been trying to just suck it up and keep doing my thing, BUT HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DO THAT WITH BIASED MANAGEMENT!? How am I supposed to keep doing my own thing when I’m forced into matches with my boyfriend and forced to team up with the woman trying to tear us apart!? All I wanted a few weeks ago was to win my first singles Championship. I just wanted to succeed, but I couldn’t even fight for the Specialists Championship without Captain Charisma finding some way to fuck it all up!
(The virtual crowd looks surprised seeing this out of Sierra Bradford, but Drake looks proud as she continues.)
Sierra Bradford: He KNEW about Jayson Maximoff! He KNEW that he was a problem and he STILL let him referee my match against Constance! He let him referee my match against Drake, a match that I didn’t even want and a match that was made RIGHT AFTER I WAS PUT THROUGH AN ELECTRIC CHAIR! Then at Reckless Wiring Harper betrayed me. She stabbed me in the back after everything we’ve been through, and how does Captain Charisma react!? How does Captain Charisma respond to me going through hell last weekend? He forced me into a match with Candice as my partner. He forces me to have to deal with the same bullshit I’ve been trying to get away from, and NONE of you see the problem with this!? NONE of you see the problem with the way he’s running Voltage!?
(Finally, Candice Blair speaks up.)
Candice Blair: Sierra, you know you don’t actually believe any of this. You’re being brainwashed by Drake, and I’m going to make sure this stops.
Sierra Bradford: I’M being brainwashed!? This was one of the worst months of my career Candice, and do you think Captain Charisma or anyone else in the back is helping that? Do you think YOU’RE helping? I never asked for you to get involved with my relationship. I don’t want your help and I definitely don’t need it. Drake isn’t the problem here. He was never the problem. The problem is people like Captain Charisma, people like Jayson Maximoff, and people like YOU trying to make this relationship something it’s not.
Candice Blair: I don’t believe that for one second, not after that whole rant you just went on. You just sounded exactly like Drake, and that’s never a good thing. Everyone knows that there’s something going on between you and Drake, and if there wasn’t you two wouldn’t try so hard to push me away. We’re supposed to be partners tonight Sierra, and you know that I’m not trying to hurt you. All I want is for you to be able to find happiness again and it’s hard for me to help you when you’re trying as hard as you can to refuse my help. You’re better than this. You know you’re above all of this.
Sierra Bradford: If you wanted me to find happiness then you’d stop getting in the way and you’d direct your attention to the ACTUAL problem. LEAVE ME ALONE! Why don’t you get it? Didn’t Captain Charisma already tell you to stay out of our business? There’s so many other things you could be doing and so many other people you could be trying to help. If you want to keep being an activist that’s fine with me Candice, but leave me and Drake out of it.
Candice Blair: I can’t do that. You need help Sierra, and I’m not going to let you suffer with someone like him-
Drake King: Candice you don’t have a choice here but to step aside. You were warned a LONG time ago to stay out of our relationship, but you just couldn’t listen could you?
(Candice remains silent, but it’s clear that she’s not happy seeing Drake interrupt her.)
Drake King: Your time will come. You and everyone else on that stage opposing New Eden, your time will come. We told you all time and time again that we’d do WHATEVER IT TAKES to change EAW and make our vision a reality, and you didn’t listen. You underestimated us, and now that’s going to cost you. Slowly but surely New Eden is going to tear Voltage apart and leave nothing but a path of bodies. This isn’t what I wanted. This isn’t how I wanted to change the industry, but I now understand that in order to do the right thing I have to get my hands dirty, so this is going to be a fricking blood bath going forward.
(The virtual crowd begins booing, until finally Rex McAllister steps forward and begins speaking once more.)
Rex McAllister: You’re welcome to try, but I will die defending Voltage if I have to. As long as I still have breath in my body, New Eden will never succeed in their quest.
(The virtual crowd begins cheering hearing those final words from Rex, and New Eden has no choice but to remain silent as they stare a hole into the Elitists standing on the stage. Sierra is still in the middle of the ramp, and she’s still mad after her back and forth with Candice Blair moments ago. Those on the stage and the members of New Eden share words off-mic which aren’t picked up by the camera, and finally Voltage begins to fade out to the first commercial break of the night.)
(Promotional ad for Grand Rampage 2021, where the 30 Man Grand Rampage match will take place.)
(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!
Bella Braxton: ONE FALL!!
(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre plays to a thunderous reaction from the EAW crowd as Woogieman steps out from behind the curtain and begins making his way down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Hailing out Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 260 pounds…THE WOOGIEMAN!!
Rich Russillo: FINALLY! THE WOOG HAS COME BACK TO VOLTAGE! :uh:
Persephone: And now I’m wishing he’d head back to Showdown. :wow:
James Peters: He may be going back to Showdown but it’s possible he won’t be going empty handed if Woogieman manages to somehow pull out what would be considered by some an upset.
Persephone: Notice he didn’t say all.
James Peters: Yeah, some aren’t really holding Greg Voltaire in high regards here on Showdown, documenting his win last week as luck, especially given the fact that he cheated to win said match.
(‘If Ya Smell’ fades out for ‘Mississippi Queen’ by Mountain to kick in for a largely negative reaction for Greg Voltaire as he begins making his way down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent! Hailing out of San Francisco, California, weighing in at 223 pounds…HE IS THE GOLDEN EXPEDITIONER…GREG VOLTAIRE!!!
James Peters: Speak of the devil!
Rich Russillo: That devil is 1-0 here in EAW, and if he beats Woogieman tonight, that’s 2-0. Quite the glow up from his record on the independent scene.
James Peters: Yeah, I guess you could say that much. I guess you could also say that tonight is another big night for Voltaire, another big opportunity to showcase himself to the Voltage audience.
Rich Russillo: If he didn’t endear himself to them last week, something tells me he certainly won’t this week against someone so loved as The Woogieman.
Persephone: I don’t know why the guy is so loved, all he does is sputter out nonsense. :wow:
(Greg Voltaire settles in his corner, staring across from it at The Woogieman, sporting a little confident smile on his face before the bell ring.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: There’s the bell and it looks as if we’re gonna see a little sign of sportsmanship between these two men here as they meet up in the center of the ring! Greg Voltaire seems to be really happy with the handshake- BUT WOOGIEMAN HAS TO LOOK OUT!
Rich Russillo: GREG VOLTAIRE TAKES A WILD SWING AT WOOGIEMAN, HOPING TO SCORE A CHEAP SHOT, BUT WOOGIEMAN WAS TOO SMART AND DUCKED UNDER! THE MOMENTUM OF THAT PUNCH CAUSED VOLTAIRE TO TURN AROUND AND WOOGIEMAN TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THAT WITH A SCHOOL BOY ROLLUP!
James Peters: WHOA! GREG VOLTAIRE ALMOST JUST GOT BEATEN BY WOOGIEMAN THERE AND YOU CAN SEE THE EMBARRASSMENT WIPE OVER THE FACE OF VOLTAIRE, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE FEAR IN A SEATED VOLTAIRE’S EYES AS WOOGIEMAN STARTS CLOSING IN ON HIM!
Rich Russillo: GREG VOLTAIRE IS SCOOTING BACK INTO CORNER, TRYING TO BEG WOOGIEMAN OFF- BUT VOLTAIRE WAS JUST BAITING HIM IN, PULLING WOOGIEMAN THROAT FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE THAT SENDS HIM REELING TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Persephone: Why are you fuckers screaming, they’re not even really doing anything yet!
Rich Russillo: :wow:
James Peters: GREG VOLTAIRE KICKS WOOGIEMAN IN THE GUT AND LOOKS TO START WRAPPING THIS ONE UP SOON, GETTING HIM IN POSITION AND SOON UP FOR A POWERBOMB! WOOGIEMAN FINDS A WAY TO SLIP OUT THE FRONT OF THE POWERBOMB, VOLTAIRE TRIES TO THROW A PUNCH, BUT WOOGIEMAN FLOATS OVER VOLTAIRE!
Rich Russillo: AND HE PLANKS VOLTAIRE DOWN WITH A SPIKE DDT! WOOGIEMAN GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND BEGINS TO EYE THE DOWNED VOLTAIRE! WOOGIEMAN MAY HONESTLY HAVE THIS IN THE BAG AS GREG SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET WITH SOME ASSISTANCE FROM THE ROPES!
James Peters: IT LOOKS AS IF VOLTAIRE WAS GONNA HIT WITH THE BOTTOM, BUT VOLTAIRE SAW THE DANGER ON THE ONE AND USED THE SAME ROPE SHE GRABBED ONTO TO HELP PULL HIM OUT UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! WOOGIEMAN ISNT HAPPY WITH THIS AND PURSUES VOLTAIRE ON THE OUTSIDE!
Rich Russillo: ITS A CHASE BETWEEN THE ROAD RUNNER AND COYOTE AS VOLTAIRE MAKES WOOGIEMAN CHASES HIM ALL AROUND THE RIGSIDE AREA BEFORE VOLTAIRE SLICKLY SLIDES INTO THE RING! WOOGIEMAN TRIES TO FOLLOW BUT GETS REIGNED DOWN UPON BY VOLTAIRE WITH STOMP AFTER STOMP AFTER STOMP!
James Peters: VOLTAIRE QUICKLY GETS A SOCK ON HIS HAND!
Persephone: Oh dear.
Rich Russillo: VOLTAIRE TRIES TO TAKE THIS MATCH WITH A WOOGIEMAN TO A CLOSE AND HE ATTEMPTS THE LARYNGITIS SIGNATURE MANEUVER OF VOLTAIRE!
James Peters: WOOGIEMAN BLOCKS IT, FINDING A WAY TO BLOCK THE HAND OF ZOEY 101!
Rich Russillo: VOLTAIRE AND WOOGIEMAN ARE GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THIS SOCK BEFORE VOLTAIRE RAKES THE EYES OF WOOGIEMAN, WHO TURNS AROUND AND MEETS HAND OF GOD! THE LIGHTNING FISH DROPS WOOGIEMAN AND A PIN IS MADE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE’S YOUR WINNER…GREG VOLTAIRE!!
(‘Mississippi’ plays to a raucous boos from the audience watching at home.)
Persephone: What a…waste of my time.
James Peters: Greg Voltaire wins in quick fashion!
Rich Russillo: Greg Voltaire does it, earning himself another victory here on Voltage, will the streak roll on?
(The camera fades from the ringside area.)
(Voltage reopens to the lockerroom of the Universal Women’s Champion, Darcy May Morgan. Later on tonight, she is scheduled to face the Hall of Famer, Ahren Fournier, and she is already dressed for the match. Darcy is sitting in a chair, with her championship belt draped across her lap. She smiles down at it before pushing her sunglasses up on her head and looking into the camera.)
Darcy May Morgan: I stated earlier in the week that I brushed Veena’s comments from social media off, thinking she would never have the balls to get involved in my business, but not only did she interrupt me at the beginning of last week’s show, she got involved in my match against Minerva and cost me a victory that I wanted more than anything. It’s kind of gross, especially when you see how New Eden parades around here like they own the place. My fellow Voltvengers and I have basically had it with them, and I think earlier tonight we cemented that fact. While I won’t be in the Grand Rampage, doing what I can to keep any of those three dickheads from winning, I trust that everyone is going to make sure the reign of terror New Eden wants to embark on is stopped dead in its tracks before Pain for Pride rolls around the corner. I wanted to put an end to Minerva last week, but I suppose I’ll settle for ending Veena Adams who stupidly decided she wanted to come for my title.
(Darcy chuckles softly to herself as she thinks about facing Veena Adams come Grand Rampage.)
Darcy May Morgan: I love living a positive life, and putting a positive spin on things, but last week tested my patience, which I’m sure is exactly what Veena was hoping to do. I let her get to me, which sucks, but at the same time, I find myself extremely excited over the possibility of a match with her. I found it mighty hilarious that Charlie Marr, of all people, wanted to refer to someone like The Visual Prophet as a cancer, when there is no one more cancerous than the slag that stands by his side. It’s not as if Charlie Marr is some kind of saint himself, but we all know that it’s Veena who holds all the power when it comes to that disgusting relationship. The two of them together are the worst combination, and this is coming from someone who is forced to share a space with New Eden on a weekly basis :mjlol:. Charlie Marr and Veena Adams need to be stopped and at Grand Rampage, I’m getting the opportunity to take care of at least one of them.
(Darcy’s smile has faded and she looks extremely serious now.)
Darcy May Morgan: I won’t take anything from Veena when it comes to her past. She did suffer a horrific injury and found her way back to this place. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for her to know that she may never wrestle or live a proper life again. I’m sure that would devastate anyone in that position, and thankfully, I can’t relate. I have been very lucky in my career so far, and that’s because I always make sure to take care of number one, me! If Veena wasn’t such a twat of a person, I’m sure a lot of people would find her story inspirational. I’m sure they would actually want to get behind her and cheer for her, and see her get some kind of huge pay off. But that’s just not the case. Instead of having people cheer for her, Veena literally has people root for her downfall. We all want to see the bitch knocked flat on her arse and humiliated. No one wants her here because she’s nothing more than a power hungry whore. I plan to wipe the floor with Veena Adams come Grand Rampage and if that means breaking her neck again in the process, then so be it. I’m not here to play games, especially with Pain for Pride being right around the corner.
(It’s every Elitist’s dream to headline Pain for Pride and Darcy knows that she is on the cusp of doing just that. She’s confident she can get through Grand Rampage and see her name up in lights across the sport’s grandest marquee.)
Darcy May Morgan: I took my time, building myself up and fighting my way through the very best competition Voltage has to offer. I had to scratch and claw and bleed buckets of blood in order to even survive. I made sure to protect my Cash in the Vault briefcase and wait for the perfect moment to get my moment. I have said since day one that I am all about the women’s division and being the face of it, and that’s why I want the best competition. I never wanted to see anyone lose their job, and I damn sure didn’t want to see Serena get booted out the door. There’s a ton of unfinished business between the two of us, because I know for a fact that I can beat her in the middle of the ring without a cash-in attached to the victory. Darcy May Morgan versus Serena Bennett would have been the premiere Pain for Pride main event, but Veena didn’t want to see it. Perhaps it was her plan to face me all along and in her delusional little head, she probably does picture herself winning the Universal Women’s Championship off of me. She knows she never would have been able to handle Serena’s smoke and would have gotten crushed by her eventually, so she saw fit to eliminate a future problem for herself. That’s the kind of fucked-up logic Veena has, and it wouldn’t surprise me if I truly hit the nail on the head. But I guess her motives don’t really matter, because whatever wild scenarios she’s conjured up in her head that involve her becoming the Universal Women’s Champion are never going to come to fruition. I have worked too long and too hard to let this belt slip through my fingers, and I’m heading straight to Pain for Pride to defend this belt. There’s nothing Veena can do that is going to deter me, or knock me from the top, because I am The Leading Lady. I am the face of EAW’s women’s division and I want Veena Adams’ head on a fucking platter.
(Darcy stands up and holds her championship up in the air. She pauses for a moment, her eyes staring right into the camera. She is absolutely serious about heading to Grand Rampage to destroy Veena Adams, and after a moment, she flips down her sunglasses, slings her belt across her shoulder, and heads out of frame.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(An EAW commercial begins to play with Dr. Bethany Blue warning the fans to stay indoors in the event of a storm.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside, and as always Bella Braxton stands in the center of the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is a TAG TEAM MATCH, and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Sk8r Boi’ by Avril Lavigne hits, and soon after Sierra Bradford walks out to the stage. Unsurprisingly, Sierra looks fed up knowing the match she’s in, and she doesn’t bother waiting on the ramp or stage at all for her partner. Instead Sierra just makes her way to the ring on her own, trying to get the match over and done with as soon as possible.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…. Residing in San Francisco, California… Weighing in at 141 pounds…. SSSIIEEERRRAAAA BRRRAADDDFFOORRRDD!!!
Persephone: Okay so Sierra doesn’t want this match so that means we’re not gonna get it, right?
James Peters: No… I don’t think it works like that.
James Peters: This will definitely be interesting to watch though. We all know what’s been going on between Candice Blair and Sierra Bradford these past few weeks, and somehow they’re supposed to coexist!
Rich Russillo: I really don’t know if they’ll be able to do it, especially not after they just argued at the start of Voltage. This match isn’t ending their way.
(‘Diva’ by Beyonce hits to a mixed reaction as usual, and Candice Blair begins making her way out to the stage. Sierra Bradford looks like she doesn’t want to be there, but Candice doesn’t let that bother her as she walks down to the ring. As Candice eventually enters the ring the two share some words, before finally Candice steps out onto the apron.)
Bella Braxton: And her partner… From San Francisco, California…. Weighing in at 126 pounds…. CCAAANNDDIICCCEEE BLLAAAIIRRR!!!!
James Peters: Candice and Sierra just shared a few words moments ago, and it looks like Sierra Bradford is starting this match! That’s an interesting choice by Sierra.
Persephone: Well if Sierra can somehow put away two people she NEVER beat quickly she can leave. She has her head in the right place… But she’s not exactly a good wrestler.
(Finally, ‘The Day’ by Porno Graffiti hits, causing the virtual crowd to begin booing as loud as they can. Hikari Kanno and Miku Sakai, also known as IDOL-GUN, begin making their way out to the stage with their Unified Tag Team Championships on their shoulders. The two don’t seem worried at all by the two inside of the ring especially knowing what’s been going on between them, and they begin walking down the ramp with smirks on their faces as Bella Braxton begins to speak.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents…. At a combined weight of 231 pounds…. THEY ARE THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, HIKARI KANNO AND MIKU SAKAI… IIIIDDDOOLLLLL-GGGUUUUNNNN!!!!
James Peters: And here comes the Unified Tag Team Champions! Honestly this is going to be an uphill battle for Sierra and Candice. IDOL-GUN is the only real tag team in this match, and they’re really good at what they do!
Rich Russillo: I have to agree with you James. Honestly I don’t see this ending in anything but failure for Sierra and Candice, but maybe they can turn things around. They’re talented Elitists after all.
Persephone: Talented? Are we talking about the same Sierra Bradford and Candice Blair?.. Because I don’t see any talent inside of that ring.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And this match is on! Sierra Bradford decided to start off this tag team match against Hikari Kanno, and Sierra may be going through a lot these past few weeks but she does still have a bunch of experience against IDOL-GUN! After all IDOL-GUN is the team that ended the Realm’s Unified Tag Team Championship reign, and that’s after both teams already competed against each other to a no contest! Hikari and Sierra now quickly locking up, AND HIKARI QUICKLY GETS SIERRA IN A HEADLOCK BUT SIERRA IMMEDIATELY POWERS HIKARI INTO THE ROPES! Sierra now going for a hip toss- BUT HIKARI MANAGED TO LAND ON HER FEET!
Rich Russillo: Hikari now grabbing Sierra’s arm and transitioning to a hammerlock, AND SIERRA GOES FOR A BACK ELBOW AND HIKARI DUCKS UNDER IT- JUST FOR SIERRA TO DELIVER A BACK KICK TO HIKARI’S MIDSECTION! I’m not surprised this started off hot knowing their history and what’s gone on with Sierra lately, but now it’s Sierra that manages to get Hikari in the headlock! Hikari struggling a bit, BUT SHE DIGS DEEP AND LIFTS SIERRA UP FOR A BACK SUPLEX- JUST FOR SIERRA TO BE THE ONE THAT LANDS ON HER FEET THIS TIME! KNOCKOUT IMPEDIMENT!
James Peters: DOESN’T CONNECT! THE SPINNING HEEL KICK DOESN’T CONNECT, AND HIKARI TRIES TO CAPITALIZE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK BUT SIERRA DUCKS UNDER IT! Sierra now going for a knee, BUT HIKARI AVOIDS IT BEFORE GRABBING SIERRA FROM BEHIND! SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX BY HIKARI KANNO! This has been very equal for the most part so far but Hikari Kanno manages to get the upper hand now with that dragon suplex! Sierra Bradford now on all fours starting to get back up to her feet, AND HIKARI KANNO WITH A JUMPING STOMP TO THE ARM- BUT SIERRA GETS OUT OF THE WAY!
Rich Russillo: Sierra backs into the corner, AND HIKARI CHARGES IN BUT SHE RUNS INTO A BOOT BY SIERRA! Candice Blair is asking for the tag but Sierra Bradford is refusing- BEFORE HIKARI CHARGES BACK IN AND DELIVERS A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Hikari quickly pulling Sierra out of the corner before Candice could tag herself in, AND NOW THERE’S A KIMURA LOCK BY HIKARI! Hikari has Sierra in a standing kimura lock as she slowly backpedals towards IDOL-GUN’s corner, and this isn’t good! We all know just how much Hikari focuses on her opponents arms during matches!
Persephone: Sierra said she didn’t care about this match, right? So… Why doesn’t she just tap out right now? Get this match over and done with so everyone involved can go home! Simple.
James Peters: I really don’t think Sierra wants to tap out tonight.
Persephone: WHY NOT!? She took an L to IDOL-GUN before, what’s another one gonna do for her already God awful record? It doesn’t matter if it’s by pinfall, submission, DQ, count out or whatever, a loss is a loss. Sierra has an opportunity to go home early right now and she’s not taking it!
James Peters: SIERRA MANAGES TO GRAB THE ROPES! Sierra managed to push Hikari towards the corner, and that allowed her to grab the ropes- BUT HIKARI KNEES SIERRA IN THE MIDSECTION BEFORE TAGGING IN MIKU! Hikari knew what she was doing and since Sierra was stuck in the kimura lock I don’t think she realized she was in IDOL-GUN’s corner! SNAP SUPLEX BY HIKARI KANNO, AND NOW MIKU SAKAI FOLLOWS IT UP WITH THE SLINGSHOT SENTON! Miku Sakai now going for the first cover of this match, and I think this one might actually be over!
Rich Russillo: NO, SIERRA KICKS OUT! That was never gonna be enough to put Sierra down, not this early! Miku pulling Sierra up to her feet, BUT ONLY TO DELIVER A SNAPMARE AND BEGIN RUNNING THE ROPES! HUGE BOOT TO THE FACE BY MIKU SAKAI! Candice Blair has yet to get in this match, meanwhile both members of IDOL-GUN have now been in the match! That’s not good for Sierra. She’s trapped in IDOL-GUN’s corner and that’s going to make things very easy for the Unified Tag Team Champions! Sierra using the ropes to pull herself back up to her feet, and now Miku looks to capitalize, JUST FOR SIERRA TO LIFT HER OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Persephone: It’s a shame Sierra’s weak and useless. If Miku was sent to ringside and broke her neck on the way down that’d actually be funny, but instead Miku managed to land on the apron. Sierra now looking to capitalize since Miku’s on the apron, but Miku blocked Sierra’s attempt at a forearm before- :ohhh: SHE JUST CLAWED AT SIERRA’S EYES! HAHAHA, HOW DID THE REFEREE NOT SEE THAT!? I think Miku calls that Feel Thy Wrath or something stupid like that, but that was hilarious! Sierra can’t see anything!
James Peters: AND CANDICE BLAIR TAGS HERSELF IN! Sierra was stumbling back due to her not being able to see, and that gave Candice the opportunity to tag herself into the match! The referee helping Sierra out of the ring now as both Candice and Miku enter the ring, AND NOW IT’S THEM LOCKING UP! Candice manages to power Miku into the corner, BUT THAT DOESN’T LAST LONG AS MIKU ATTEMPTS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION JUST FOR CANDICE TO CATCH HER FOOT! CANDICE PULLS MIKU INTO A HUGE CLOTHESLINE!
Rich Russillo: Miku gets back to her feet, JUST FOR CANDICE TO TAKE HER BACK DOWN WITH A DISCUS FOREARM! Miku Sakai getting back up to her feet as Candice Blair runs the ropes, AND CANDICE TAKES HER BACK DOWN WITH A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH! Candice backing up into the corner as she now waits for Miku Sakai to get back up to her feet, and right now Candice is on fire! She’s been waiting to get into this match for a while and now here she is! Miku Sakai finally getting back up to her feet, AND NOW CANDICE BLAIR CHARGES IN!!
James Peters: JUST FOR MIKU TO JUMP ONTO CANDICE, AND DELIVER A HUGE MONKEY FLIP!! Usually we see people deliver the monkey flip out of the corner, but this time Miku mixed things up and caught Candice as she was charging towards her! That was a fantastic move by one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, and I think she may have something else in mind as Candice begins to pull herself into the corner! That’s definitely not where she wants to be, not when being in the ring with someone like Miku Sakai! This may not be good!
Rich Russillo: MIKU SAKAI CHARGES IN TOWARDS CANDICE BLAIR WHO’S SEATED IN THE CORNER- BUT CANDICE BLAIR ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE MIKU COULD DELIVER THE MUSTACHE RIDE! CANDICE JUST BARELY ESCAPED THE MUSTACHE RIDE, AND NOW SHE RUNS THE ROPES WHILE MIKU SAKAI JUST BARELY MANAGES TO GET BACK UP TO HER FEET! BICYCLE KNEE!! THE BICYCLE KNEE CONNECTS ON MIKU SAKAI AND NOW THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! CANDICE BLAIR GOING FOR THE COVER, AND THIS IS THE END! NO WAY MIKU KICKS OUT OF THIS!
Rich Russillo: NO!! HOW, HOW DID MIKU KICK OUT!?
Persephone: Because Candice Blair sucks. I thought we all knew that already.
James Peters: Well say what you want about Candice, but she’s been on top of this match since she got in the ring! Candice now pulling Miku back up, AND I THINK CANDICE IS SETTING UP FOR THE CANDY DESTROYER- BUT MIKU IS PUNCHING AT CANDICE’S SIDE! MIKU IS REPEATEDLY PUNCHING AT CANDICE’S SIDE TO STOP HER FROM GOING FOR THE CANDY DESTROYER! Candice now raining down fists on Miku’s back, doing everything she can to wear her down and finish her off! Candice now, ONCE AGAIN GOES FOR THE CANDY DESTROYER-
Rich Russillo: AND ONCE AGAIN IT DOESN’T CONNECT!! MIKU JUST MANAGED TO HOLD CANDICE AND POWER HER INTO IDOL-GUN’S CORNER, AND NOW HIKARI TAGS HERSELF IN AS MIKU SLAMS HER SHOULDER INTO CANDICE’S MIDSECTION! Miku now irish whipping Candice into the ropes as Hikari enters the ring, AND NOW THERE’S A DOUBLE DROPKICK BY THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Candice Blair is down, but it doesn’t look like they’re finished just yet! Miku makes her way out onto the apron, and there’s another tag by IDOL-GUN! These two really want to put Candice away right now!
James Peters: That’s right, and at this point it looks like they might get what they want! Hikari is lifting Candice up into an electric chair as Miku climbs up to the top rope, AND NOW THERE’S THE NEVER FADING IDOL FAME-
Rich Russillo: NO!! REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER BY CANDICE BLAIR!! CANDICE BLAIR JUST DROPPED HIKARI KANNO WITH A REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER JUST AS MIKU DIVED OFF THE TOP ROPE, CAUSING MIKU TO CRASH RIGHT ONTO THE MAT! Candice Blair is crawling back towards her corner now, and I think she’s going to make the tag to Sierra!
Persephone: Sierra doesn’t even look like she wants to be here, which is something I can relate to.
James Peters: AND SIERRA BRADFORD IS IN! Sierra Bradford is in this match now that both members of IDOL-GUN seem to be a bit hurt, and now Sierra backs into the corner! She’s waiting for Miku Sakai to get back up to her feet since that’s the legal woman, and at this rate we could be seeing the end of this match very shortly! I really don’t see this one lasting much longer after that extremely impressive counter by Candice Blair! Miku Sakai getting back up to her feet, AND NOW SIERRA CHARGES IN! HANGOVER!!
Rich Russillo: IT DOESN’T CONNECT! MIKU MANAGED TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, AND NOW MIKU GOES FOR HER OWN KNEE STRIKE BUT SIERRA HAD IT SCOUTED! Sierra managed to roll out of the way, AND NOW SIERRA DELIVERS A HUGE BICYCLE KICK TO MIKU! Miku Sakai dropping down to a knee, AND NOW SIERRA BRADFORD LIFTS MIKU UP FOR A SUPLEX- BUT MIKU MANAGES TO DELIVER A KNEE TO THE TOP OF SIERRA’S HEAD! Miku with a great way to counter that suplex, AND NOW SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH AN ENZUIGIRI, CAUSING BOTH COMPETITORS TO DROP TO THE MAT!
James Peters: Miku Sakai of course is the first competitor to get back up to her feet, and it looks like Sierra is starting to get back up as well- BUT MIKU PUTS AN END TO THAT AS SHE RUNS IN AND DELIVERS A DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF SIERRA’S FACE! Miku Sakai getting back up to her feet once again, she pulls Sierra up before dragging her towards IDOL-GUN’s corner- JUST FOR SIERRA TO DELIVER A HUGE KNEE TO MIKU’S MIDSECTION! Sierra now punching away at Miku in the corner, but Hikari is able to tag herself in before pulling Sierra away!
Rich Russillo: MIKU TRIED TO ATTACK SIERRA, BUT SIERRA MANAGED TO HIT MIKU WITH A FOREARM- BEFORE BEING HIT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX BY HIKARI! Sierra stumbling up to her feet, AND THAT ALLOWS HIKARI TO GRAB HER AND GO FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLE- NO! SIERRA PULLS HIKARI DOWN INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN! SIERRA’S GONNA STEAL IT!
Rich Russillo: NO!! HIKARI KANNO MANAGES TO KICK OUT! Candice Blair is asking for the tag, she really wants to get back into this match but Sierra just shook her head!
James Peters: Sierra wants to finish the job on her own- BUT HIKARI RAMS SIERRA INTO THE CORNER! HIKARI NOW GOING FOR A FOREARM- BUT SIERRA BLOCKS IT AND GOES FOR A FOREARM OF HER OWN! Sierra now leaving the corner- BUT CANDICE GRABS SIERRA BY THE ARM AND TURNS HER AROUND! Candice is telling Sierra to tag her in! These two have had their issues these past few weeks due to Sierra not wanting Candice’s help, BUT THERE IT IS! SIERRA RELUCTANTLY TAGS CANDICE BLAIR INTO THIS MATCH, AND NOW CANDICE CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP ROPE WHILE HIKARI GETS UP!
Persephone: I don’t know why Sierra actually tagged Candice in just now. Then again Sierra isn’t much better so this match isn’t gonna end nicely for them.
Rich Russillo: DIVING DROPKICK BY CANDICE BLAIR! What a move by Candice! Hikari is forced to use the ropes to pull herself back up to her feet, BUT CANDICE GRABS HIKARI BEFORE SENDING HER INTO AN UNOCCUPIED CORNER WITH AN IRISH WHIP! CANDICE BLAIR NOW CHARGING IN, AND NOW THERE’S A RUNNING CORNER FOREARM SMASH! What a combo by Candice Blair, and now she follows it up with-
James Peters: NOTHING! CANDICE TRIED TO GO FOR ANOTHER IRISH WHIP BUT HIKARI TURNED IT AROUND AND SENT CANDICE INTO THE FEEL THY WRATH! MIKU RAKED CANDICE’S EYES, AND NOW HIKARI KANNO TAKES ADVANTAGE AS SHE DELIVERS THE BRIGHTSTAR!! THE HIGH ANGLE URANAGE SLAM CONNECTS ON CANDICE BLAIR, AND THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! Candice Blair looks out of it, and Sierra Bradford is just shaking her head at what she sees right now! Hikari Kanno going for the cover, and I think that’s gotta be it!
James Peters: CANDICE SURVIVES!! CANDICE SURVIVES THE BRIGHTSTAR, SHE MANAGED TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!
Persephone: I can’t believe this match is still going on. Hikari and Miku are supposed to be the best tag team in the entire company right? They’re the Unified Tag Team Champions and they can’t put down Candice Blair and Sierra Bradford of all people.
James Peters: To be fair, Sierra is a former Unified Tag Team Champion as well, and Candice Blair took the EAW Champion to his limit last week!
Persephone: When the Champion is Terry Chambers, taking him to his limit really isn’t a big deal. She didn’t even win the match either.
Rich Russillo: Hikari doesn’t look too impressed with what just happened, and now she tags Miku Sakai back into the match! I believe IDOL-GUN’s constant tags tonight have really helped them out. Say what you will about some of the things these two tend to do during matches, but they really are an extremely talented tag team and they’re definitely showing that tonight against Sierra and Candice! Miku Sakai enters the ring, AND NOW SHE’S ALL OVER CANDICE WITH A BUNCH OF STOMPS TO THE FACE! Miku stomping on Candice over and over again, making sure she has nothing left in her!
James Peters: Miku Sakai is pulling Candice up to her feet, and I think we might be seeing the end here! There’s no way Candice has anything left, Miku can finish this! NIGHT NIGHT!!! MIKU WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER-
Rich Russillo: NO! CANDICE MANAGES TO HOLD MIKU IN PLACE BEFORE PUSHING MIKU BACK DOWN ONTO HER KNEES, AND NOW THERE’S A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! CANDICE JUST DELIVERED A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK BEFORE COLLAPSING HERSELF! That was extremely close! Candice nearly lost the match for her team, but somehow she managed to counter the Night Night! Candice is crawling to her corner now!
Persephone: She really should’ve just gone for the cover.
James Peters: No, I think this was the right choice. Candice is still work out after all she just received, she needs to tag Sierra in-
(Before Candice could tag Sierra in, Sierra drops down off of the ring apron.)
James Peters: :comeagain:
Persephone: Told you.
Rich Russillo: :wtf: SIERRA BRADFORD JUST JUMPED OFF OF THE APRON! Sierra just hopped off the apron and now she’s making her way up the ramp! Candice Blair can’t believe her eyes and what just happened! Sierra Bradford is at the middle of the ramp, and it looks like she just left Candice to rot!
Persephone: I don’t really blame Sierra. Imagine actually being on the same team as Candice Blair. That sounds like a nightmare. Although I don’t know if anyone else in this match is a step up, they all seem annoying as hell.
James Peters: NIGHT NIGHT!! MIKU SAKAI JUST HIT CANDICE BLAIR WITH THE NIGHT NIGHT AS SOON AS CANDICE TURNED BACK TO FOCUS ON THE MATCH! Candice was distracted because Sierra walled out on the match, and it looks like that’s gonna cost her as Miku goes for the tag! I think we’re about to see the end of this match in just a few moments time!
Rich Russillo: I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT JAMES! CANDICE MIGHT’VE BEEN OUT AFTER THE NIGHT NIGHT, BUT IDOL-GUN IS ABOUT TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THIS MATCH!
James Peters: ONLYENDS!!! THE INVERTED HAMMERLOCK LIFT INTO THE NIGHT NIGHT!! THAT’S IT, THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! IDOL-GUN CONNECTED WITH THE ONLYENDS AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER AS SIERRA BRADFORD JUST WATCHES IT ALL GO DOWN! THAT’S IT, COUNT TO ONE HUNDRED AND CANDICE ISN’T KICKING OUT!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners…. THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, HIKARI KANNO AND MIKU SAKAI! IDDDOOLLLLL-GGGUUNNNN!!!!
(‘The Day’ begins playing once again, and the virtual crowd begins booing as Miku Sakai helps Hikari Kanno to her feet. The two Elitists raise each other’s hands before snatching the Unified Tag Team Championships from the referee.)
James Peters: Well, they said they’d win this match and they did, but just look at what Sierra did! She left Candice high and dry!
Persephone: Again, I don’t blame her.
Rich Russillo: Well because of her, IDOL-GUN has another win under their belts. Who knows what would’ve happened if they worked together? I have nothing else to really say about tha-
James Peters: WAIT WAIT WAIT!! SIERRA BRADFORD JUST RAN BACK INTO THE RING, AND NOW SHE’S ALL OVER CANDICE BLAIR!
(As Hikari and Miku leave the ring, Sierra Bradford begins raining down fists on Candice Blair, who is still on the ground just trying to defend herself from Sierra’s attack at this point.)
Rich Russillo: SIERRA BRADFORD IS PUNCHING AWAY AT CANDICE BLAIR, AND I THINK SHE’S FINALLY HAD ENOUGH OF CANDICE TRYING TO INTERFERE WITH HER PERSONAL LIFE! Sierra has been trying hard for weeks to push Candice away but Candice has refused every single time! Now look! Sierra is beating the hell out of Candice!
James Peters: Sierra just threw Candice out of the ring, and what’s gotten into her!?
Persephone: Oh my God… You’re not THAT slow are you? We KNOW what’s gotten into her. We’ve unfortunately been seeing it every single week.
James Peters: Sierra Bradford just left the ring and grabbed Candice, BEFORE SLAMMING HER FACE FIRST ONTO THE CORNER OF THE STEEL STEPS! Candice is holding her forehead which just got smashed into the corner of the steps, BUT SIERRA DOESN’T JUST STOP THERE! SIERRA PULLS CANDICE UP AND SMASHES HER FOREHEAD INTO THE EDGE OF THE STEEL STEP ONCE AGAIN, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THAT BUSTED CANDICE’S FOREHEAD OPEN!
Persephone: Wow we actually got to see some blood. At least there’s SOMETHING good to take away from this.
Rich Russillo: Sierra Bradford just destroyed Candice Blair, smashing her forehead onto the edge of the steel steps until she was busted open! Sierra isn’t usually like this, but these past few weeks- or even months have clearly taken a toll on her! I don’t think things are over between these two. There’s no way things are over after what Sierra just did.
(The virtual crowd remains silent in shock after Sierra’s actions. They’re not used to seeing Sierra Bradford like this, and Candice Blair is knocked out at the moment after being slammed into the edge of the steel steps. As multiple officials come in to pull Sierra away from Candice, Voltage finally begins to fade away from ringside.)
[SCREENBAR – “The Beach”, backstage]
(The camera opens up to a shot of a nice, blue, sunny sky. Clouds all around, and birds flying. It’s a nice relaxing area… wait, why aren’t the birds moving? The camera pans out, as we see it’s not a beach, it’s a poster on a wall, covering up the entire screen. As the camera pans back, we suddenly see a shirtless,sunglasses-wearing Greg Voltaire, lying down on a beach bed, sunscreen on his nose, and what appears to be a stage light shining directly onto him.)
Greg Voltaire: Aahhhh, the beach. What a lovely day it is. Oops, almost forgot the sunscreen!
(Greg sits up, and reaches underneath his beach bed, and grabs a bottle of sunscreen. He opens the lid, and begins to squirt it into his hands, before wiping it all over himself. He carefully does his chest, however.)
Greg Voltaire: Atta boy, Greg. Never forget; sensitive areolas.
(Greg throws the bottle away as if it was useless, before lying back down.)
Greg Voltaire: I am so glad I brought that sunscreen, I don’t wanna get sunburnt. Been super scared of it ever since I found out it’s not actually the sun burning you, but it’s your body killing cancerous cells. And that’s a FACT! Haha. I love talking to myself. Best company in the world.
(Greg lets out a long sigh, with a smile on his face, as he leans back onto the chair, and puts his hands behind his head. He begins to relax, when suddenly he remembers something.)
Greg Voltaire: OH YEAH! I came out to this here beach to WORK OUT! Not relax! DJ, hit the music! Oh right… I couldn’t afford one.
(Greg Voltaire sits up, before pulling out his phone. He pulls up his toe, and opens up the fingerprint ID system, unlocking his phone.)
Greg Voltaire: Robbers and psycho girlfriends will never bypass my security system!
(Greg begins to swipe for a while, before the instrumental to ‘Sicko Mode’ begins to play through his phone. Greg bobs his head, before walking off screen. The camera follows, and there stands a pull-up bar. Greg grabs onto it before muttering to himself, as he begins to work out.)
Greg Voltaire: Sun is down, Greg is gold. That’s how we already know, I’m a champ…
(As Greg begins to sing to Sicko Mode, replacing the lyrics to fit himself, the camera fades out to darkness, before appearing again. This time, all the sunscreen has been wiped off, Greg’s hair is messy, and his sunglasses are gone. He continues to do pull-ups, grunting really loudly. It appears he’s been doing this for a long time.)
Greg Voltaire: Oomph… aaaaand… eleven!!! What a good number to work on. Man, I’m spent. :whew:
Greg Voltaire: Now… where’s that water?
(Greg Voltaire begins to search around the room, looking for a water cooler, which is behind him. He digs through his bag, behind his bag, under his bag, in front of his bag, under the bed, under the pillow, before turning around and FINALLY noticing it. He opens up the water cooler and looks inside.)
Greg Voltaire: :krabs: What the fuck!??!?!?
(The camera shows what’s inside of the water cooler, only to show Lizzie The Doll sitting inside, staring up at Greg Voltaire with her eyes and mouth wide open. Greg Voltaire raises an eyebrow, looking confused, and shocked as to why a doll is inside of his water cooler. But he doesn’t appear to be bright enough to even consider the possibilities and reasons behind this. Greg kneels down, before grabbing Lizzie by the body.)
Greg Voltaire: Now how did this thing get in her- OW!
(As Greg begins to lift Lizzie off the ground, Lizzie quickly scratches Greg in the eye, causing him to drop her. He stumbles backward, yelling, blinking rapidly. He stumbles over his beach bed, and hits his head on the ground. Greg Voltaire knocks himself out, as the camera fades out to darkness once again. Upon fading back into view, everything is a lot darker. Not just the lighting, but the background, as the sunny, blue sky would be red, and in the water, the liquid would be red too. Blood painted on the screen. Greg Voltaire sits up, and begins to rub his head, before looking confused as he looks back and forth across the room.)
Greg Voltaire: W…What!?!??! What’s going on? What’s happening? Where am I????
(Greg Voltaire looks incredibly scared at this point, feeling like he woke up in a whole different area, as the entire environment has changed. No longer a relaxing, nice area. It’s now a horror scene. Greg Voltaire slowly begins to stand up, before he hears tiny footsteps behind him. He turns around, to see Lizzie once again, before suddenly… the white noise goes up.)
Greg Voltaire: AHHHHHHHH!!!! WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT- OW! MY EARS!!!
(Greg Voltaire drops down to a knee, as he begins to cover his ears, and plants his forehead into the ground. He’s trying his best to avoid the noise, but it’s just not possible. As his ears begin to go through the most painful experience he’s ever been in, the camera starts to shake, and crack. Clearly, Greg Voltaire doesn’t know what’s happening. He’s scared, and in pain. Unimaginable pain ringing through his ears, as he falls onto his side.)
???: Greg Voltaire… I’ve been waiting for you to arrive, Greg, you little bitch.
(Walking out of the shadows, Shane Gates steps into view, with his hood up, staring down at Greg Voltaire; fierce look in his eyes. Greg begins to look around, not truly understanding where the voice even came from. Greg does not understand a single thing that’s going on, he expected this to be a nice relaxing evening on the “beach”, hell, he clearly didn’t expect this from a wrestling promotion in general. That much is obvious by the look on his face. Shane Gates removes his hood, before stepping up closer to Greg. He kneels down, before slightly tapping him in the face, and grabbing him by the throat.)
Shane Gates: Greg Voltaire. I’m glad you’re finally here. You know, it’s fucking embarrassing. It’s embarrassing knowing I put my life on the line each time I step into that ring, I went to the abyss and back just for a singular match, whereas you? You’re the one who’s getting all the attention. Because you’re stupid, right? Because you’re a fucking imbecile who people consider to be funny. Because you’re a loser. Longest losing streak on the indies, and still you manage to get HERE. YOU MANAGE TO GET REACTIONS, BUT ME?? I GET FORGOTTEN ABOUT! You are disgusting. You’re not worth being here. You are a waste of oxygen, and I’m going to CLEAR YOU of that oxygen, you hear me?
Greg Voltaire: I…. I-
(Suddenly, Shane Gates tightens his grip on Greg Voltaire’s throat, and Greg begins to choke. He begins to lose his oxygen, as Shane had just said, as he scrambles to get free. Shane Gates begins to choke the life out of him, before letting go at the very last second just to punish him.)
Shane Gates: Greg, I’m going to purge the world, and you are going to be the starting point. I will make you suffer. I tell you this now so there’s no surprise later, so you don’t need to question me, like a punk. So you don’t need to be an IDIOT! YOU LITTLE BITCH! Greg, watch your back. You idiot. You braindead fuck. GET UP! GET ON YOUR FEET! STAND UP, COME ON! STAND UP TO MY LEVEL!
(Greg Voltaire tries to push himself off his feet, but slips and drops down to his stomach.)
Shane Gates: Shame. It really is. But I’m not done.
(Suddenly, Shane Gates grabs Greg Voltaire by the face, and begins to lift him up to his feet, as Greg kicks and waves his arms around so he can try to fight out of the grip that he’s been placed in, but nothing works, and Shane Gates firmly locks his fingers together. He drags Greg Voltaire over to the wooden beach bed, before lifting him up high into the air, and slamming him down straight through the bed, connecting with ‘Reckoning’ through the wood, knocking Greg out to unconsciousness once more.)
Shane Gates: My job here is done. Come along, Lizzie. We have more work to do.
(Shane Gates stands up straight, before walking away. He turns his back, and looks down at Lizzie, as she begins to follow. The camera fades out to black once again, before fading into view, and it seems that the view is the same as it was once before. Blue, sunny skies. However Greg Voltaire is still unconscious, put through the beach bed. Wherever he went, whatever happened, it was real, it wasn’t in his head, it wasn’t practical effects. As Greg Voltaire lies unconscious, Voltage fades out to darkness.)
(Commercial for Greg Voltaire’s cover of Sicko Mode by Travis Scott and Drake. On Spotify and Apple Music now.)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the backstage area. Sofia Clarke is once again seen. She still looks as flawless as she did earlier in the evening. She smiles into the camera.)
Sofia Clarke: What a show we’ve had thus far! Right now I am with someone who is sure to keep the excitement going tonight. Ladies and gentleman, I give you, Rex McAllister!
(Rex McAllister steps into the scene to Sofia’s left, and flashing a smile. Rex is dressed in street clothes, while Sofia gives a radiant smile right back as she welcomes Rex to the interview.)
Sofia Clarke: Rex, thank you so much for giving us a moment of your time.
Rex McAllister: Thank you for having me.
Sofia Clarke: Now, to start things off, at the beginning of Voltage you and various other Elitists interrupted New Eden, standing against the trio. Do you have any other words about what happened there?
Rex McAllister: I believe I’ve made my feelings on New Eden pretty clear. They have to be stopped, and I won’t rest until they’re no longer a threat to this brand and the rest of this company.
Sofia Clarke: Thank you. When it comes to Pain for Pride, you’ve already made your intentions clear as well. You will be looking to compete in the Grand Rampage match once again for the third year in a row, this time looking to pull off a feat that has never been accomplished in EAW by going back to back this year after winning the second ever forty man match last year. While there surely will be some newer additions to the match over the next couple of weeks to go along with those who, like yourself, have declared their entrant into this year’s match, you still seem to maintain that you’re pretty confident that you can win this year and main event Pain For Pride once again.
Rex McAllister: Absolutely. There may be newer additions throwing their names into the mix this year, and I know I got my work cut out for me, but I honestly love my chances at getting it done once again and going back to back. I know New Eden is going to be in it, my opponent from Shock Value Ms. Extreme is gonna be there, Impact and Sosa are gonna look to stamp their ticket to the main event on the grandest stage of all, and plenty others looking to do the same. It’s gonna be a crapshoot, but if I were to bet the house like I did last year you can be sure to count on the odds remaining unchanged, but so will the outcome. Although, if there was someone in that match who could change the direction of the tides? As far as I’m concerned, the only person that I could see keeping me from going back to back, it’s my wife Raven.
(Sofia smiles adoringly at Rex’s biased objection to his own statement, because it shows the ultimate respect he has for his wife, the one competitor he’s always seen as his equal.)
Rex McAllister: In fact, back home in the McAllister household there’s this…
(Rex pauses mid sentence as someone offscreen has caught his eyes, which brings an even brighter smile to his face.)
Rex McAllister: …saying we have.
(He says, finally continuing. Just then Rex’s wife and Showdown Elitist Raven Roberts steps into the shot, presenting a playfully sly smile, as she approaches her husband and the interviewer. Not scheduled for any competition, she wears a gorgeous black cross neck dress that stops around mid-thigh and a pair of black ankle strapped stilettos. She saunters over and traces her fingertips over Rex’s chest.)
Raven Roberts: Did I hear you call for me, my king?
(Raven turns, grabbing Rex’s hand and placing it around her waist. She leans back where the open back of her dress is touching his rock hard abs. She looks up at him as he looks down at her, then she looks at Sofia and attempts to finish Rex’s sentence.)
Sofia Clarke: It appears we have an unexpected guest joining us tonight! Showdown’s own Raven Roberts! Rex was just talking about you in regards to the Grand Rampage actually.
Rex McAllister: Yeah, I was just fixing to talk about that saying we have back home, you know the one I’m talking about?
(Raven takes a moment, looking upward taking a moment to think about it for what seems like a rather inordinate amount of time, even massaging her forehead trying to think of it.)
Raven Roberts: A saying in our home? Oh! You mean how we’ve trained so often you sometimes can’t tell if we want to fight or f—
(Rex cuts his wife off, putting his fingers to her lips to prevent her from finishing that line, a nervously embarrassed look across his face.)
Rex McAllister: Uh, actually it’s not that saying I was referring to, Ray.
Raven Roberts: OH, really?
(Raven playfully pulls away, then taps her index finger to the tip of Rex’s nose flirtatiously, clearly being intentionally with everything she’s doing and saying.)
Raven Roberts: That’s not what you told me the other night. Don’t you remember, Rexy?
Rex McAllister: I ALWAYS remember… Guess that’s why you’re my one weakness, but I must find a way to overcome that to eliminate you from the Grand Rampage Match to come out on top.
(Rex taps her on the nose now in response as if to say, “take that”.)
Raven Roberts: (looking to Sofia) Well… he does certainly like being on top. But I think at Grand Rampage I’ll be the one on top. (She looks back to Rex with a wink) Which will make you my bottom.
(Rex’s eyebrows go up in concern.)
Rex McAllister: Ray, You know I’m not into—
Raven Roberts: (laughing) OH MY GOD! Rex I’m just talking about winning the match! Maybe the occasional reverse cowgirl, but nothing like that!
(The camera cuts to Sofia who has reduced herself to just darting her eyes between the two, unsure of what to make of the much more intimately flirtatious than normal interaction between the pair.)
Sofia Clarke: Yes. Well… umm. Raven what brings you to Voltage tonight?
Raven Roberts: Well you guys are in the same place as Showdown so it’s not difficult to be here. But I like being around my beloved King. Sorry if I’m being a little more over the top than normal. Things have just been… (she looks back lovingly to Rex) things have been really good lately.
(The pair share a short kiss and keep their eyes locked on each other.)
Rex McAllister: Plus she knows I can’t resist her in a short dress.
Raven Roberts: (biting her lip) And I just can’t resist you at all.
???: UUUGGHHHHH!!! NO ONE CARES!! YOU BOTH ARE GOING TO MAKE ME VOMIT!!!
(The camera cuts to the nearby doorway where Ahren Fournier stands with Jennipurr in his arms.)
Ahren Fournier: We get it. You two “LUUUUHHH” each other SOOO much. Get a Lifetime movie. No one cares.
Rex McAllister: Don’t be jealous. Raven and I have a good thing with each other.
Ahren Fournier: Jealous? Me? I’m the single most-gorgeous person on this entire roster. I can have anyone I want, when I want. But I’d rather not soul myself with the nasty, gross mutants that roam the halls here.
Raven Roberts: (with heavy sarcasm) Yeah. With that pedo-beard and weird self-obsessive nature, you’re every girl’s dream. Don’t you have farm animal noises to make at people?
Ahren Fournier: Listen up, Vanilla Bih and Vanilla Bih-ette. This weird lovey dovey trash is why people are tuning out of Voltage. And if they tune out, they can’t see mine and Jennipurr’s perfectly formed faces. Which means you’re making people miss out on actual good television. Besides. I’d rather be a farm animal than a diseased pigeon.
Ahren Fournier: You’re right! She is uglier than that bird toy you mangled last night.
(At this point, Rex takes his arm from around Raven and steps over towards Ahren, giving him a warning look.)
Rex McAllister: I’m going to ask you nicely once to leave. And don’t speak to my wife that way.
Ahren Fournier: (chuckling) What? You’re going to fight me, Boy Scout?
(Rex shows a slight grin at the question.)
Rex McAllister: I’m going to just assume you’ve seen what I’ve done the last couple of years here on Voltage. I’m not exactly afraid of a little bloodshed. But if that’s the route you wanna go, how about you and me go head to head next week? That ought to bring a few eyes to see your “perfectly” molded face take a beating.
(Ahren now has his own cocky grin as he hears the challenge.)
Ahren Fournier: Fine by me. I can finally punch that stupid mouth of yours until it stops making annoying noises.
Rex McAllister: Likewise.
(Ahren chuckles to himself before walking off. Rex then turns back to Raven.)
Rex McAllister: Sorry, babe. I know you usually like to fight your own battles but—
Raven Roberts: Babe, I’m pretty sure I’ve kicked Ahren’s ass my fair share in the past. Besides (she leans up and plants another kiss on him) seeing you stand up for me like that is always sexy, Rexy.
(Rex grins down at her before turning to Sofia.)
Rex McAllister: Well, it looks like you got yourself a scoop.
Sofia Clarke: I did, indeed! We still need the match officially made but it sounds like next week on Voltage we will see two former EAW Champions collide as Rex McAllister takes on Ahren Fournier!
(The camera fades on the three of them as Sofia begins to wrap up what was once intended to be an interview.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside, to show Bella Braxton standing in the center of the ring. Holding an EAW branded microphone, Bella Braxton becomes ready to announce the next match.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest… is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Red Eye’ by NBA Youngboy hits the speakers, as the lights in the arena slowly darken ever so slightly. Jon Kelton, joined by Londyn Zelaya walks through the curtains, before slowly walking down the ramp, as the crowd begins to boo.)
James Peters: And here comes Jon Kelton, a man on a mission of glory. Thought to be “The Chosen One” he has been here for a LONG time, yet has never amounted to what was thought of him. This year he looks to make sure the Grand Rampage his, so he can move on to Pain for Pride and finally fulfil his destiny. But tonight, he has a very tough task ahead of him.
Rich Russillo: Why wouldn’t this task be tough? He’s facing TLA of all people, a former world champion, someone who knows how to get to the top. If Jon Kelton can beat him? Maybe, just maybe, he will be ready. The Grand Rampage is the toughest challenge anyone can have, and this really is a proving ground if I’ve ever seen one.
Persephone: Whatever. As much as I don’t care, I hope that Showdown bozo doesn’t win. I’m going to text Rexy. :blessed:
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… hailing from Dallas, Texas… weighing in at 210 pounds… JOOOOOOOOOOOOON KEEEEEEEEEEELTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!
(Jon Kelton slides into the ring, before climbing onto the top rope. He raises his arms and lets out a battle cry before his theme fades out to nothingness. Kelton climbs off the middle rope, before going to his corner and jogging on the spot.)
(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac hits the speakers as the engine of a lowrider is heard from behind the curtains. Out it drives, with the color scheme of the Grand Rampage 2021 graphics, red and white, as Steroid Dawg is once again in the passenger seat. TLA stops the lowrider, before exiting, and letting Steroid Dawg out.)
James Peters: And here comes his opponent! TLA has been on fire recently, defeating Myles to become the National Elite Champion most notably, and now he has a huge chance of winning the Grand Rampage match. TLA has always been a top guy here in EAW, a former world champion as Rich stated, and soon he could possibly be a two time world champion.
Rich Russillo: Not only that, but he is the master of women. The poon palace is more than a joke, it’s a lifestyle baby! A lifestyle I would’ve chosen if Persephone didn’t exist, of course. Oh right, Grand Rampage. Yeah, that’s pretty important I guess, but the women… :whew:
Persephone: Please shut up.
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponent… hailing from THE POON PALACE, weighing in at 210 pounds… THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… T…L…A!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(TLA chains up Steroid Dawg to the ring post, as Steroid Dawg barks at Londyn Zelaya, before TLA walks up the steps and enters the ring. He stares down the hardcam, before quickly raising up his championship. His theme fades out, as he hands his title to the referee, and gets ready in his corner.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: And we are underway with this Grand Rampage Preview match! This is guaranteed to be a good one, not just because of the talent involved in the match, not because of their skill, but because of WHY they are facing; WHY they are squaring off together. Every man and woman involved wants to win the Grand Rampage match, and these previews are more than to get people hyped. These previews are for momentum- so our EAW competitors want to push themselves more and more to GET to that spot, to get to the main event of Pain for Pride!
Rich Russillo: And I don’t think anyone wants it more than Jon Kelton. I am Anti-Showdown, but I am not going to deny their talent, especially Kelton. His goal is to win a world championship and main event Pain for Pride, and the Grand Rampage is his best ticket – only ticket – this year! And now Jon Kelton looks to prove it… CHARGING FORWARD TOWARDS TLA, AND LOOKING TO HIT A HUGE CORNER SPEAR RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!! BUT TLA DODGES! TLA DODGES AND JON KELTON INTO GOES FLYING STRAIGHT INTO THE RING POST!!! HIS SHOULDER MAY HAVE JUST BROKEN!
James Peters: TLA DIDN’T EXPECT JON KELTON TO CHARGE STRAIGHT TOWARDS HIM, BUT MAYBE ON INSTINCT, HE MANAGED TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, AND THAT DROVE KELTON INTO THE RING POST! TLA IS KNOWN TO HAVE QUICK, AGILE MOVES, BEING ABLE TO DODGE SO MUCH, BEING ABLE TO AVOID SO MUCH, BUT HE ALSO HAS SOME BRUTAL STRIKES, WHICH WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE HERE! TLA SLIPS OUT ONTO THE APRON, BEFORE PULLING JON KELTON ACROSS THE ROPES! OH NO, TLA STEPS BACK… RUNNING DOUBLE LEG DROPKICK TO JON KELTON’S HEAD, DROPPING BOTH MEN TO THE OUTSIDE!
Rich Russillo: THIS MATCH HAS ONLY JUST STARTED, AND NOW THEY ARE ON THE OUTSIDE! TLA ABOUT TO BE THE ONLY ONE STANDING, BUT AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST, MATCHES ON THE OUTSIDE GO TO ALL HELL, AND THIS WON’T BE ANY DIFFERENT! TLA LIFTS JON KELTON UP ONTO HIS FEET, BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS AT TOP SPEED!
James Peters: HOWEVER JON KELTON SPINS IT AROUND, AND TLA IS SENT FLYING INTO THE STEPS- BUT TLA HOPS ONTO THE TOP OF THE STEPS AND AVOIDS IT, BEFORE BOUNCING OVER TO THE BARRICADE!!!! WHAT!?!?!?!? HE LANDS ON THE TOP OF THE BARRICADE! :damn:
Rich Russillo: AND NOW TLA BEGINS TO RUN ACROSS THE BARRICADE, DESPITE IT BEING A VERY THIN SURFACE TO EVEN WALK ON AS THEY’RE NOT DESIGNED TO DO THAT, BEFORE LEAPING INTO THE AIR! TLA DROPS JON KELTON WITH A HUGE-
James Peters: A HUGE NOTHING! JON KELTON CATCHES TLA IN MID AIR ON HIS SHOULDERS, WITH FREAKISH STRENGTH, BEFORE CARRYING HIM OVER TO THE RING! I KNOW FOR SURE HE’S NOT GOING TO GENTLY PLACE HIM DOWN, THIS IS GOING TO BE BRUTAL… F-5!!! F-5 ONTO THE APRON!!! TLA IS OUT OF IT! LONDYN ZELAYA CAN BE HEARD CHEERING FOR KELTON NOW!
Rich Russillo: The referee has been holding back his count, because he knew these two would drag it back into the ring, and now Jon Kelton is going to, pushing TLA inside and sliding in behind him – maybe he has this one won! After planting TLA into the apron with a huge F-5, Jon Kelton slides into a cover!
James Peters: BUT A KICK OUT FROM TLA, GETTING HIS SHOULDER UP AND POWERING THROUGH! IT’S NOT OVER THIS EARLY ON!
Rich Russillo: TLA was able to dominate for a tiny bit of time, but Jon Kelton right away gained the control he wanted from the start, and now he’s going to keep putting TLA down until he stays down. Jon Kelton quickly lifts TLA up to his knees, before kicking him square in the chest! The slap of flesh meeting flesh rings through the arena, and he’s not done… ANOTHER HUGE KICK! TLA DROPS TO HIS BACK, AND NOW JON KELTON RUNS THE ROPES!
James Peters: OH GOD! HE LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND BACKFLIPS OVER TO TLA!!! LIONSAULT! LIONSAULT CONNECTS, FLATTENING TLA UNDER HIS BODY WEIGHT! THE LIONSAULT CONNECTS, BUT HE’S NOT DONE JUST YET!
Rich Russillo: AS JON KELTON LANDS HE GRABS TLA BY HIS HAIR AND QUICKLY PULLS TLA UP TO HIS FEET, I DON’T THINK TLA HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT ANYWAY AND THAT’S WHAT KELTON NEEDS TO DO HERE! IT’S WHAT KELTON IS GOING TO DO HERE! ROLLING CUTTER! THE ROLLING CUTTER TO TLA, SPIKING HIM ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! AN OVER ROTATION OF THE MOVE, BUT IT WORKS WONDERS FOR JON KELTON! TLA MAY BE OUT OF IT- BUT STILL, HE’S NOT GOING FOR THE PINFALL! HE GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD ONCE AGAIN, AND LIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND!
James Peters: Jon Kelton appears to have liked watching TLA land on the very top of his head, that’s not an exaggeration, that’s the truth. That rolling cutter SPIKED TLA and now… oh god Jon Kelton looks to spike him again… OH NO HE’S SETTING HIM UP TO HIT A CANADIAN DESTROYER, MAYBE USING TLA’S OWN FINISHER AGAINST HIM! NOBODY DOES THAT MOVE BETTER THAN TLA, BUT MAYBE IF HE HITS IT ON TLA, IT’LL HAVE WAY MORE EFFECT! JON KELTON LEAPS INTO THE AIR-
Rich Russillo: BUT TLA QUICKLY DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AND TRANSITIONS INTO A CRADLE! HE’S GOING TO STEAL IT!!! :damn::damn:
Rich Russillo: BUT JON KELTON QUICKLY TRANSITIONS THE MOMENTUM ONTO TLA’S SHOULDERS, BEFORE HOLDING HIM IN A SCHOOLBOY!!! ROLL UP TO ROLL UP, MAYBE KELTON HAS THIS ONE???
James Peters: BUT A KICK OUT FROM TLA, BEFORE HE SLIDES INTO A BRIDGE COVER!
James Peters: YET JON KELTON USES TLA’S BODY TO PULL HIMSELF UP FROM THE GROUND, BEFORE TWIRLING INTO A BACKSLIDE! HE PUSHES TLA TO THE MAT, ANOTHER COVER!!!
James Peters: THR- NO! IT’S TWO! TLA KICKS OUT-
Rich Russillo: ‘SPOILER ALERT’!!!! THE ‘SPOILER ALERT’ CONNECTS, DRILLING TLA INTO THE MAT WITH A FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER! JON KELTON INTO THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: BUT TLA KICKS OUT AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT! TLA POWERS OUT OF IT, JUST LIKE HOW HE’D OVERPOWER THE WOMEN!!! AND I RESPECT THAT! :mjlit:
Persephone: :comeagain: What did you just say?
Rich Russillo: 🙂
Persephone: Truly disgusting. Can’t believe such “people” would do this.
Rich Russillo: 🙁
James Peters: Jon Kelton appears to be done with TLA, and he’s more than definitely looking to end it, as he lifts TLA up by his arms, looking to hit him with his finishing maneuver, the ‘Final Atonement’ looks to connect… THE BUTTERFLY DDT-! NO! TLA SPINS OUT OF IT, BEFORE HITTING JON KELTON WITH A HUGE LARIAT ACROSS HIS NECK! JON KELTON DROPS TO THE GROUND INSTANTLY, TLA’S STRIKES ARE SERIOUSLY NO JOKE! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY HE’S THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! HE MANAGED TO SHIFT THE MOMENTUM OF THE MATCH ALMOST INSTANTLY, ON COMMAND, AND NOW HE LOOKS TO END IT HIMSELF! TLA QUICKLY RUSHES OVER TO THE CORNER, AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE, CLIMBING UP THE TURNBUCKLES! HE’S GONNA HIT IT-
Rich Russillo: NO! JON KELTON QUICKLY SPRINTS FORWARD, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE- NO! TLA PUNCHES HI BEFORE HE CAN HIT ANYTHING, KNOCKING HIM BACK, AND NOW TLA CONTINUES TO CLIMB UP TO THE TOP ROPE, MAYBE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER MOVE? TLA CLIMBS ONTO THE TOP ROPE, BEFORE FLIPPING FORWARD ONTO KELTON- BUT IT’S NOT EFFECTIVE, AND KELTON MANAGES TO CATCH HIM OUT OF MID-AIR!
James Peters: A HUGE POWERBOMB FROM JON KELTON! HE CAUGHT TLA WITH THAT, AND PLANTED HIM BRUTALLY, AND EFFECTIVELY! OH, HE’S NOT DONE! HE HOLDS ON… AND BEGINS TO LIFT HIM BACK UP! A SECOND POWERBOMB! A SECOND OF THREE POWERBOMBS, LIFTING HIM UP HIGH INTO THE AIR FOR THE FINAL ONE-
Rich Russillo: WAIT! TLA LOCKS IN A TRIANGLE CHOKE! HOW DID HE DO THAT??? AS SOON AS KELTON BEGAN TO DROP HIM, TLA SEEMINGLY SHIFTED HIS BODY JUST TO LOCK IT IN, AND IT LOOKED LIKE MAGIC! MY GOD! HE COULD BE FORCING JON KELTON TO SUBMIT RIGHT HERE, AND IF HE KEEPS IT IN LONG ENOUGH, HE’LL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER CHOICE! IF HE CONTINUES TO APPLY IT, THE FEMALE MASTER WILL GET THAT DUB!!!
James Peters: TLA IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN, AND JON KELTON DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO! HE CAN’T LIFT HIM BACK UP, BECAUSE HE’S CONFIDENT TLA WILL JUST BREAK HIS ARM IF HE EVEN FEELS HIM MOVING IT, SO ANOTHER POWERBOMB ISN’T EXACTLY GOING TO WORK! THIS ISN’T A TRIANGLE CHOKE, THIS IS A DRAPING ARMBAR DESPITE BEING NOWHERE NEAR THE ROPES! TLA IS GOING TO RIP THAT ARM CLEAN OUT OF THE SOCKET! THIS COULD BE THE END OF THE MATCH RIGHT HERE, AS TLA WRENCHES ON THAT ARM OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND I’M NOT SURE JON KELTON WILL BE ABLE TO BL-
Rich Russillo: WHAT!?!??! WHAT!??!?! JON KELTON JUST DROPPED TLA INTO A KNEELING PILEDRIVER, HEAD FIRST INTO THE MAT THAT WAS NOT EXPECTED WHATSOEVER, I WAS WITH JAMES, I THOUGHT HE COULD’VE HAD HIS ARM COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF, BUT NO! NO, JON KELTON DROPS TLA WITH A HUGE PILEDRIVER, AND NOW JON KELTON IS THE ONE WHO IS BACK IN CONTROL! HE TWISTS TLA OVER ONTO HIS BACK, BEFORE HOOKING THE LEGS! COULD HE BE COMING OUT ON TOP WITH THIS? IS JON KELTON GOING TO DEFEAT THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION HERE ON VOLTAGE?
James Peters: NO! NO, HE DOESN’T! SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY, TLA FIGURES OUT A WAY TO GET OUT OF IT! TLA POWERS OUT, POPPING HIS SHOULDER UP AND ESCAPING THE PINFALL, AND JON KELTON CANNOT BELIEVE IT! JON KELTON LOOKS DOWN AT TLA WITH A CONFUSED LOOK, AND HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND! JON KELTON ONE DAY WANTS TO BECOME NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION, AND RIGHT NOW HE’S GETTING A PREVIEW OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! THE HEART TLA HAS BEEN UNMATCHED OVER THESE PAST FEW WEEKS, NO MATTER WHAT, HE HAS BEEN ON THE TOP OF HIS GAME, AND HAS RARELY BEEN TOPPLED! JON KELTON NEEDS TO OVERCOME SOMETHING INCREDIBLY STRONG AND POWERFUL JUST TO GAIN MOMENTUM FOR GRAND RAMPAGE! THAT’S HOW MUCH THE GRAND RAMPAGE MEANS TO THESE ELITISTS, IF THEY CAN MOVE ON TO PAIN FOR PRIDE AND BECOME WORLD CHAMPION, THAT WOULD BE A HALL OF FAME CAREER SET FOR THEM IN AN INSTANT! JON KELTON GRABS TLA BY THE HAIR AND LIFTS HIM UP TO HIS FEET! HE’S GOING TO END THE MATCH, AS HE HOOKS THE ARMS ONCE MORE, LOOKING TO HIT TLA WITH A HUGE ‘FINAL ATONEMENT’ STRAIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING-
Rich Russillo: BUT TLA DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES, HE’S STILL NOT COMPLETELY THERE, AFTER BEING DROPPED DIRECTLY ON HIS HEAD WITHOUT ANY PROTECTION! HE COULDN’T PUT HIS ARMS BEHIND OR ON TOP OF HIS HEAD TO EVEN NUMB IT, HE WAS DROPPED HEAD FIRST WITH A KNEELING PILEDRIVER, AND THAT’S PROBABLY THE WORST LANDING YOU CAN TAKE IN ANY WRESTLING MATCH EVER! ONE WRONG LANDING AND YOUR NECK IS GONE, UNLESS YOUR’E ME OF COURSE! BUT THAT DOESN’T MATTER, JON KELTON IS GOING TO MAKE SURE TLA IS STILL DOWN, AND HE’S GOING TO END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE, AS HE HOOKS HIM BACK UP, LOCKING IN THE BUTTERFLY HOLD, BEFORE KICKING HIS LEG BACK… ‘FINAL ATONEMENT’!!!!!!!
James Peters: WAIT A SECOND, NO! TLA SLIPS OUT OF THE HOLD, AND SPINS OUT OF IT ONCE AGAIN! BUT HE DOESN’T HIT THE LARIAT LIKE LAST TIME, HE DOESN’T DROP HIM DOWN! INSTEAD HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR, BEFORE PLANTING JON KELTON WITH A HUGE ‘MEXICAN DESTROYER’!!! HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM, OR MANAGED TO RECOVER IN TIME, AND HITS A PILEDRIVER OF HIS OWN! THAT’S IT, TLA HAS THIS ONE WON! HE PUSHES KELTON ONTO HIS BACK BEFORE HOOKING THE LEG!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… T…L…A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac blares through the speakers, as the crowd bursts into cheers. TLA slowly rolls off of Jon Kelton, and begins to hold onto his neck, before slowly rising up to his feet. The referee walks over and hands him his championship, before raising his arm.)
James Peters: My God! This match… was brutal! From start to finish, these men didn’t care about wearing each other down, or submissions or rest holds for the most part. They wanted this win as much as each other, and this entire match they have been brutalizing each other. An F-5 onto the apron, a kneeling piledriver, and countless strikes, TLA overcomes his opponent, and gains the momentum heading into Grand Rampage! An amazing show of agility, and ring smarts put on display from TLA! Not only proving why he’s the National Elite Champion, but also one of the best professional wrestlers in the company itself.
Rich Russillo: I told you, the power of the Poon Palace guides us all who want to be successful. The Poons are the greatest things you can ever do, but maybe, just maybe, the Grand Rampage is up there too! Who doesn’t want to win that, you know? Because I know I would love to. I know I could too, I’d have definitely won last year if I was in it.
Persephone: Do not – and I repeat – do NOT say anything that stupid ever again. That was the worst thing to have ever come out of your mouth. Ever. Rex McAllister was the perfect winner, and in every single reality, he was THE winner. I understand you want to be egotistical to impress me, or to look cool. But you will NEVER be that cool, you virgin, bald little bitch.
Rich Russillo: … W…what? How could you say that to me, babe? Is everything oka-
Persephone: Do not talk to me.
James Peters: Another thing, let’s not take anything away from Jon Kelton here tonight. He put on a showing and then some, and if he continues to keep this up, he could very possibly become the winner of the Grand Rampage. Maybe then he can become the Chosen One? I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks time!
(As TLA celebrates on the top rope, holding his EAW National Elite Championship, with Steroid Dawg barking in excitement on the outside, Voltage begins to fade out to a commercial break, as it would be expected from these shows.)
(A commercial for Attack on Titan: Live featuring Myles as Mikasa plays.)
(The scene pans to Sofia Clarke backstage with the Voltage backdrop behind her.)
Sofia Clarke: It’s been quite an eventful edition of Voltage so far. As the anticipation for Grand Rampage goes, so does the excitement around the locker room and especially, from the Voltage locker room. With me right now is a woman who is looking to stamp her ticket to the main event of Pain for Pride in Inglewood, California. Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Extreme!
(Ms. Extreme inserts herself in the camera shot with a cocky, but confident look on her face.)
Sofia Clarke: Ms. Extreme, we saw you at the beginning of the show as you, Rex McAllister, TLA and a few other Elitists confronted New Eden about the mess that they’ve been causing on Voltage. There were people who didn’t expect for you to come out and defend Captain Charisma from the comments from New Eden. You’ve always been the one to dance to the beat of your own drum, so I think that everyone would like to know what your mindset is?
Ms. Extreme: 9 out of 10 times, I’d say: “fuck this company,” but I like Captain Charisma. I respect Captain Charisma. He has been nothing, but a great commissioner during my time on Voltage. We’ve had instances where we disagreed, but I would never say that he’s disrespected me. EAW is the company that had Ryan Wilson as Showdown General Manager. They had Veena Adams weasel her way back to an authority role on Dynasty and use her role to fire people and elevate Charlie Marr, but Captain Charisma is the one that’s corrupt and abusive with power? No one blinks an eye to all the shit that Ryan Adams has done, but Captain Charisma is where we cross the line? In my opinion, nothing that New Eden says makes sense because they believe that it’s someone holding them down from progressing on this brand. They believe that Captain Charisma is holding them back from making Voltage better? Voltage is fine. Voltage has always been fine. What’s not fine are those three cunts believing that they can fuck up a brand just because things haven’t gone their way. Look at me for example, shit hasn’t gone my way for about a year, but I don’t want to turn Voltage upside down. Despite there being days where I don’t want to come into work, I know that if I don’t, I’ll end up going nowhere.
Ms. Extreme: I look at something like Grand Rampage and I feel like we can’t allow a member of New Eden to win the match. If there is something that brings a lot of people on Voltage together, it’s the fact that we all hate New Eden with a passion. We all don’t like what New Eden stands for and what they are trying to do to Voltage. Voltage has been one of the small glimmers of my time in EAW and for someone to tarnish that will get on my bad side —
???: Seems like we both agree on that.
(SOSA Henderson joins the camera shot as he looks at Ms. Extreme, who folds her arms across her chest, looking straight at the former EAW Champion.)
SOSA Henderson: I can’t stand those muthafuckas. New Eden is trying to break this company down to its knees and that shit isn’t cool with me. New Eden wants to take this opportunity from the hard working Elitists in this company that are constantly on the grind, trying to perfect their craft. I don’t have room for them bitching and complaining about this shit. They mad that Shock Value didn’t go their way? I’m not happy it didn’t go my way and I was the one that ate the roll up at the event. Instead of moping around like it, I pick myself up and get back to work. I’m working towards Grand Rampage and there’s no other person who deserves to win Grand Rampage than SOSA Henderson. I get that you think that it’s your time to win and I respect the hustle, but it’s SOSA’s time.
Ms. Extreme: It’s SOSA’s time? No, it’s Ms. Extreme’s time. You already had your reign as EAW Champion. Your time has passed. You had your cute little reign, but I think we need a Grand Rampage winner who knows how to get a little ‘extreme.’
SOSA Henderson: More like we need a Grand Rampage winner who’s about the culture. We watched that vanilla cac fest last year and it was nice and stuff, but I learned from last year and I’m ready to show everyone that I’ve learned from the mistakes. You wanna be the first woman to win a unisex Grand Rampage? That’s nice that you got goals, but I wanna be the first black man from the hood to win a Grand Rampage. I’m glad that we can find some common ground about New Eden and I understand that we both wanna win Grand Rampage, but you’re not only looking at the winner, but the favorite to win the match.
Ms. Extreme: You’re the favorite? That’s cute because I hear people talking about me and my chances to win. I’m the favorite, SOSA. Don’t get ahead of yourself with thinking that you stand a shot going up against me. If I can recall, we never found a clear winner back in November in our match?
SOSA Henderson: It was a double count out if I can recall, but if the match lasted longer, I would have found a way to defeat you.
Ms. Extreme: Or I would have defeated you because I’m that great.
SOSA Henderson: Why don’t we figure that out? You versus me; one-on-one; next week on Voltage?
Ms. Extreme: You’re on, but I can assure you that this match won’t end like our last one. I vow that we’re going to find a clear winner and that’s going to be me.
SOSA Henderson: We’ll find a winner and it’s going to be SOSA and the bitches LOVE SOSA.
Ms. Extreme: Wouldn’t be a typical SOSA promo if we didn’t hear you drop a catchphrase, but let me reassure you that this bitch does not give a fuck about you and she won’t give a fuck what happens to you. I’m going to defeat you and then, I am going to throw your ass over the top rope as I stamp my ticket to the main event of Pain for Pride.
SOSA Henderson: We’ll see about that. Bring your A-game, Ms. Extreme because I’m from the streets and we don’t go easy on any muthafucka.
(Ms. Extreme nods as she leaves the interview area as SOSA Henderson looks at the direction she left in as the scene fades elsewhere.)
(The camera fades into Bella Braxton standing at the center of the ring as she begins to speak)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK blasts through the speakers to loud boos from the virtual crowd as Ahren Fournier makes his way out to the stage with an arrogant look on his face. He struts out to the center of the stage and spreads out his arms with a smirk before making his way down the ramp and towards the ring)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Pawtucket, Rhode Island… weighing in at 210 pounds… THE GOAT… AHREN FOURNIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Well last week Ahren came into his match against Shane Gates and came out with the victory as he successfully tapped him out, and now Ahren continues on his path to Grand Rampage and onto the road to Pain For Pride as well!
James Peters: But now Ahren has his hands full this time around going up against a surefire main eventer tonight. It’s not going going be exactly easy, but it’s nothing that Ahren hasn’t handled before. Let’s see if Ahren can get the victory tonight!
Persephone: Imagine being into beastality, that couldn’t be me. Ahren Fournier is a bad role model and we should take notice of that, vote Persephone!
Rich Russillo: :lupe: Because he has a cat and calls himself a goat?
James Peters: That doesn’t mean he has sexual relations with that cat.
Persephone: Shut up.
(Ahren passes the bottom of the ramp as he makes his way up the steel steps and enters into the ring. He raises an arm in the air as the crowd continues to boo him. He keeps his arm in the air before spreading his arms out again and strutting over to his corner as ‘How You Like That’ fades out)
(‘Spotlight Savior’ by Iggy Azalea then plays through the speakers to a mixed reaction from the crowd as Darcy May Morgan makes her way out to the stage with the Universal Women’s Championship around her waist. She unstraps her title as she looks at it before posing with the title with a smirk on her face before making her way down the ramp and towards the ring)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… From Kent, United Kingdom… weighing in at 130 pounds… SHE IS THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!! THE LEADING LADY… DARCY MAY MORGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Well last last was eventful for the Universal Women’s Champion. She was interrupted as she kicked off the show by Veena Adams who staked her claim for the Universal Women’s Championship before Veena also costed Darcy her match against Minerva by throwing in the towel.
James Peters: Veena had been doing her best to piss off Darcy but she needs to get that out of her head if she wants to enter into the Grand Rampage Free-Per-View in an impressionable way. And what better than beating her opponent tonight? I fully believe, if there isn’t a Veena interference this time around as well, that she can.
Persephone: She thinks she can beat the queen? My second favorite wrestler next to Sexy Rexy? Veena GOATams?! Fuck off with that! We all know she’s an invincible kween that can’t be stopped and now she’s your next Universal Women’s Champion. :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
(Darcy circles around the ring before jumping up onto the apron and looking around, patting her title now around her shoulder before she enters into the ring. She makes her way towards the center of the ring and once again poses with her title before tossing her sunglasses away and making her way over to her corner, getting ready as ‘Spotlight Savior’ fades out and the ref signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this big time matchup is underway! Both Ahren and Darcy are quickly making their way out of their corners as it’s clear they’re both eager to make a statement in the early going! Both of them are looking to start this match off with a collar-and-elbow tie up, rather foreign concept here on Voltage but I digress :troll:. But it’s Ahren that sends a kick to the gut of Darcy taking her by surprise! Ahren quickly pushing Darcy against the ropes as he sends her to the opposite side of ropes with an Irish whip, BEFORE CATCHING HER RIGHT AT THE BRIDGE OF HER NOSE WITH A BACK ELBOW AS SHE REBOUNDS!
James Peters: Darcy falls as she sits up grabbing her face, but Ahren isn’t waiting as he brings Darcy back up! AS HE LIFTS HER UP AND GOES FOR A SUPLEX! But it’s Darcy sending a knee down onto the head of Ahren to force her back down to the ground, as Darcy grabs Ahren by the head and transitions as she sends a knee straight into his gut! Ahren is doubled over as Darcy takes a step back and runs towards him as he recovers, AND CONNECTS WITH A HIGH KNEE AGAINST THE HEAD OF AHREN TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!
Persephone: The ugly and the uglier are continuing their boring match while I go on my phone and pretend that I’m interested. He goes for a 360 splash, woo.
Rich Russillo: Who’s the ugly and who’s the uglier :lupe:.
Persephone: It’s interchangeable.
Rich Russillo: Ahren taken down to the mat but it’s not taking him that long to get back up to his feet as he puls himself up to a knee, AND DARCY THIS TIME RUNS FORWARD WITH A SHINING WIZARD TOWARDS THE HEAD OF AHREN! But Ahren manages to barely slip under it just in time! Ahren rolling back up to his feet as Darcy turns around, AND AHREN QUICKLY ROLLS THROUGH AND ROLLS UP DARCY! PIN ATTEMPT!
James Peters: BUT DARCY KICKS OUT BEFORE TWO!
Rich Russillo: Ahren quickly pushing away as he gets back up to his feet and Darcy does the same, AS AHREN GOES FOR A RUNNING KNEE! AS HE CONNECTS AS HE DRAGS DARCY AND TRANSITIONS IT INTO A SEAMLESS NECKBREAKER! Ahren back on the assault as he begins to stomp down on Darcy, trying to weaken her as much as possible before dragging her up to her feet! AND PULLING HER INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX TO TAKE HER BACK DOWN!
James Peters: But Darcy miraculously lands on her feet! Ahren realizing this and turning around in hopes of taking her down for good, BUT DARCY RUNS FORWARD AND GRABS HIM AS SHE TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG! Ahren grabbing his face as now he’s staggering up to his feet, but it’s Darcy that runs to the ropes! AND SETS UP A HANDSPRING ELBOW TO THE FACE OF AHREN TO TAKE HIM BACK DOWN!
Persephone: CAN IT BE?! OH-EM-GEE! HERE COMES REX MCALLISTER! HE’S RUNNING DOWN TO PIQUE MY INTEREST!
James Peters: But Rex is literally nowhere to be seen.
Persephone: I gotta make this match somehow more interesting for myself gosh. Both of these people are boring and do you expect an interesting match to come out of two boring people wrestling? Fuck no! That’s why you need to have Rex McAllister.
Rich Russillo: Darcy taking Ahren down to the ground now as she kips right back up and grabs Ahren and brings him up as well! AS SHE GOES FOR A KAMIGOYE KNEE STRIKE! But it’s Ahren that dips his head under it and slips out! Ahren transitioning! AS HE GOES FOR THE CLIMAX! AHREN TURNING DARCY RIGHT AROUND INTO A RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!
James Peters: BUT DARCY CALL IT COMING AS SHE CONNECTS WITH TTYN BEFORE HE CAN CONNECT WITH IT! DARCY WITH A SWIFT LEFT HAND THAT KNOCKS AHREN OUT COLD AS SHE DROPS DOWN ONTO HIM AND HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT HERE!
Persephone: Darcy gets the shoulder up and the match continues.
James Peters: That was Ahren.
Persephone: You’re acting like I care.
Rich Russillo: Darcy sits up as she acknowledges the kick out before getting back up to her feet, as now I think she’s looking to follow it up! Darcy waiting for Ahren to get back up to his feet as slowly but surely, he’s doing just that! Ahren is up! AS SHE’S LIFTING AHREN UP INTO THE CURTAIN CALL! CURTAIN CALL! INVERTED GO 2 SLEEP INCOMING!
James Peters: But Ahren manages to barely slip out behind her, AS HE SETS HER UP AND TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A BIG DRAGON SUPLEX! Ahren getting back into this match but you can see the fatigue kicking in as he pulls himself up to his feet, but now he has enough time to recover! Darcy going to the same as she slowly pulls herself up to her feet, BUT AHREN ISN’T WAITING AS HE’S LOOKING TO PUNT DARCY’S FACE INSIDE OUT!
Persephone: Sadly we can’t even get a broken nose in this match, is this even Voltage anymore? Am I on one of those pussy brands like Dynasty or even worse, Showdown? Are they afraid that they’ll start protesting again. Well be better gosh.
Rich Russillo: Darcy manages to roll out of the way before the punt kick can connect though! Ahren meets nothing but air as he falls against the ropes, BUT DARCY ALREADY UP AS SHE TAKES AHREN OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE OVER THE TOP ROPE TO FOLLOW UP! Ahren falls onto the apron as he makes an attempt to recover, BUT IT’S DARCY THAT RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND TAKES HIM OFF THE APRON AND ONTO THE MAT WITH A BIG SUICIDE SPEAR TO FOLLOW UP! WHAT A MOVE!
James Peters: Both of them are down but Darcy is getting herself up to her feet as fast as she can and heaves Ahren up as well as she rolls him back into the ring! Ahren squirming around in pain but that isn’t stopping Darcy, AS NOW SHE ROLLS HIM OVER ONTO HIS BACK AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT HERE!
Persephone: But once again whatshisname kicks out of the move. Ugh.
Rich Russillo: Ahren kicking out as he still has fight left in him and Darcy realizes that! Darcy getting up to her feet now and climbing up the turnbuckles and up to the top rope, Darcy looking to fly! BUT AHREN BARELY SCRAMBLES UP TO HIS FEET AND SENDS A KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS DARCY TO HINDER HER ON THE TOP! Ahren saving himself for the moment as now he’s joining her up on top now! Ahren sending punches towards the head of Darcy as Darcy is beginning to trade some back towards her at the same time! Both of them are going off as you already know that none of them want to be in this position at the moment!
James Peters: BUT AHREN GRABBING ONE OF DARCY’S PUNCHES, AS HE SNAPS HER FINGERS! GET FUCKED ON THE TOP AS THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR THE LEADING LADY! Ahren grabbing Darcy now as he sets her up! AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A FALCON ARROW OFF THE TOP ROPE! AHREN TRANSITIONING IT INTO A PIN NOW! PIN ATTEMPT!
Persephone: :mjcry: I really can’t have shit around here huh? Is today Persephone discrimination day and I’m just not in the know for it?
Rich Russillo: DARCY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Ahren realizing this but he knows very well that he’s in the perfect position to capitalize right now! Ahren waiting for Darcy to get up now as she’s slowly beginning to crawl, I don’t think she realizes what’s coming for her! AS AHREN RUNS FORWARD AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR! HE’S GOING FOR STORYBOOK ENDING! IF THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS IT HAS TO BE OVER FOR DARCY!
James Peters: But Darcy rolls out of the ring just in time, AS SHE GRABS AHREN AND PULLS HIM OUT WITH HER AS WELL! Ahren definitely didn’t expect that as Darcy grabs him by his head, AND NOW THROWS HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! You can just feel the pain going through Ahren’s body now as Darcy steps back and gets a running start, AS SHE LOOKS TO RAM HER SHOULDER INTO AHREN BACKED AGAINST THE BARRICADE!
Persephone: HAH! WHAT AN IDIOT! SHE MISSED!
Rich Russillo: AHREN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS DARCY COLLIDES WITH THE BARRICADE SHOULDER FIRST! THAT HAD TO HURT! Darcy in a whole lot of pain as Ahren now looks to take advantage, AND GRAB DARCY AS HE RAMS HER INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON NOW BEFORE ROLLING HER BACK INTO THE RING!
James Peters: Ahren has the offense now as he gets back into the ring as well before Darcy can begin to recover as he quickly takes her back down to the mat and locks in a side headlock! Ahren has it cinched in as Darcy struggles to get out, trying to escape the hold as quick as she can before she can find herself in anymore trouble courtesy of Ahren Fournier!
Persephone: Struggling to get out of a side headlock? Who are you? Xander Payne?
Rich Russillo: Darcy attempting to reach out to the ropes as she’s inches away, BUT WAIT! SHE ROLLS AHREN UP! DARCY OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE CRUCIFIX PIN! NO WAY THIS IS HOW THE MATCH IS GOING TO END!
James Peters: BUT AHREN KICKS OUT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! TAKEN BY SURPRISE, AHREN BARELY MANAGES TO FIGHT ON!
Persephone: Sometimes I wish it was that easy as rolling up your opponent and finishing the match then and there, but NO! Some people just have to stupid and let the match continue, disappointment I tell you, pure disappointment.
Rich Russillo: Both of them up now as Ahren is attempting to rebound, BUT THE DROPKICK DARLING WITH A BEAUTIFUL DROPKICK TO HIS CHEST TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Ahren sitting up now as Darcy runs to the ropes and back, AS SHE GOES FOR A PENALTY KICK! But Ahren managing to roll backwards now as he’s up to his feet, before grabbing a running Darcy and throwing her through the middle rope! Darcy falls onto the apron as Ahren runs towards her, BUT DARCY WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI TOWARDS HIS FACE TO TAKE HIM BACK!
James Peters: Darcy making an attempt to climb up to the top rope from the apron as we know what happened last time, this isn’t in her best interest! BUT IT WORKS OUT AS DARCY FLIES AND TAKES AHREN DOWN WITH A BIG CROSSBODY! Ahren taken down to the mat now as Darcy is just waiting for him to get back up to his feet! AS SHE RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND GOES FOR FACE ACHE! DARCY GOING FOR THE BICYCLE KICK!
Persephone: :mjcry: Why won’t they just give up already, what’s wrong with giving up? It makes these matches go quicker and they can go home earlier and live their miserable lives, or something along the lines of that I don’t know.
Rich Russillo: AHREN WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE OF DARCY BEFORE SHE CAN CONNECT WITH THE BICYCLE KICK! Darcy taken down to a knee but she gets right back up! BUT AHREN FAKING A SUPERKICK TO THE SHIN TAKING DARCY DOWN TO A KNEE ONCE MORE! BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUPERKICK! STAR STRUCK CONNECTS AS AHREN PUSHES DARCY DOWN AND GOES FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT NOW!
James Peters: DARCY KICKS OUT THIS TIME!
Persephone: :will: Can’t have shit around here, life is disappointing. Where’s my Rex McAllister voodoo doll when I need it.
James Peters: Voodoo doll? :comeagain:
Persephone: How many times do I have to say we all have our kinks, gosh. I’m trying to manipulate his brain to get a divorce with that bird woman and come to me.
Rich Russillo: Darcy is down on the ground as Ahren spreads his arms out, ready for Darcy to get up as I think this time now he’s looking to finish this! Darcy is staggering up to her feet as Ahren looks ready to explode at this point! RUNNING TOWARDS DARCY GOING FOR PROTECT YA NECK! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL WHICH COULD DAMN NEAR FINISH THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE!
James Peters: But Darcy ducks under! AS SHE GOES FOR A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF AHREN’S KNEECAP! Ahren dropping down to a knee as Darcy runs to the ropes and back, AS SHE’S RUNNING TOWARDS AHREN NOW FROM THE ROPES! GOING FOR DON’T DISS DARCY! SHINING WIZARD INCOMING-
(‘ME’ by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie plays through the speakers)
Persephone: OMG YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! SHE’S HERE! THE KWEEN HERSELF!
(Darcy stops in her tracks as she’s distracted for the moment. Seeing Ahren dazed on a knee Darcy acts quickly as she grabs him and spikes him down with a DDT for the time being! Darcy makes her way back over to the center of the ring as she seems ready to go, waiting for her opponent at Grand Rampage to come out)
(But Veena Adams is nowhere to be seen)
Rich Russillo: :krabs: This doesn’t seem so good, where the hell is Veena?
James Peters: Well I have an answer for that!
(The camera pans to ringside as Veena is seen slowly creeping out from under the ring apron. She has a sinister smirk on her face as she drags out a steel chair from under the ring as well, looking up to see Darcy still looking in confusion on the stage)
Persephone: YES! GET HER VEENA! SLAY! SLAY! SLAY!
Rich Russillo: WAIT! DARCY TURNS AROUND IMMEDIATELY AS VEENA JUMPS ONTO THE APRON! TTYN TOWARDS HER FACE! DARCY WAS READY AS SHE KNOCKS VEENA OFF THE APRON WITH THE LEFT HAND KNOCKOUT PUNCH!
(Veena quickly scrambles up to her feet as she’s sent off the apron and in an instant takes off running, quickly retreating away. Darcy, already fuming that this match was interrupted, quickly rolls out of the ring and chases after Veena)
James Peters: And now this match has gotten out of control as Veena is looking to disappear through the backstage area, making her way up the ramp! But Darcy is hot on her tail, as she grabs her hair and turns her around! And now Darcy is immediately teeing off on her with punch after punch towards her skull! The both of them are brawling with one another!
Persephone: GET HER VEENA! GET HER! BEAT THAT RAGGEDY ASS BLONDE GIRL! YOU GOT THIS! YOU GOT THIS!
James Peters: She’s not blonde? :dahell:
Persephone: SHUT UP I DON’T CARE!
Rich Russillo: Darcy has the upper hand as she grabs Veena now, AND THROWS HER INTO THE LED VIDEO TRON ON THE STAGE! VEENA IS COMPLETELY KNOCKED DOWN! Darcy laying waste to her challenger tonight!
(Darcy has a look of satisfaction on her face as she smirks seeing Veena down and out. But her look instantly flushes as she looks towards the ring, realizing what’s happening)
James Peters: :lupe: And Darcy already sprinting towards the ring! She realizes that she’s going to lose this match by countout because of Veena!
Rich Russillo: DARCY SLIDES INTO THE RING!
James Peters: BUT IT’S TOO LATE! AHREN FOURNIER WINS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘How You Like That’ plays up as Ahren slowly gets up to his feet in confusion. The ref makes his way over and raises his hand in the air in victory as Ahren has to blink twice in response to that, before only giving a shrug as he circles around the ring, continuing his celebration of his countout victory from there)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner by countout… AHREN FOURNIER!!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: VEENA NOOOOO! NO WORRIES! I’M COMING OVER TO HELP YOU KWEEN IT’S GOING TO BE OK I SWEAR!
Rich Russillo: Ignore her, she’s grieving. While it’s not that convincing, I’ll admit, it’s a victory in the books for Ahren. Veena being the pesky person she is took Darcy off her game and distracted her, luring her into her trap just for the moment which allowed Darcy to focus her attention on her for just the right amount of time. But before she could get into the match it was too late! As she managed to distract Darcy for long enough that the ref could count her out and reward Ahren the victory at her expense.
James Peters: While that is sure to piss Darcy off I’m sure Ahren has absolutely no problem with it! Just look at the look on his face, he doesn’t even know how the match was won by him! But nonetheless once again reminiscent of last week once more, Darcy gets the short end of the stick thanks to Veena in this match!
(Darcy is seen as she slouches down to the outside of the ringside area. She has her gaze fixated on the stage as Veena is slowly recovering, in pain, but satisfied with what she did. The last shot is of a furious Darcy staring down Veena)
(Voltage fades from the mess at the ringside area.)
(The shot reopens to an undisclosed area backstage. Sierra Bradford is sitting with her boyfriend, Drake King, on a discarded piece of equipment. Drake is running his hand up and down Sierra’s back in a comforting manner, while she has her face buried in her hands.)
Drake King: You did the right thing and there’s no sense in agonizing over it now. Candice Blair had that beating coming.
(A sigh escapes from Sierra and she finally removes her hands from her face. It’s pretty obvious that she’s conflicted over what went down earlier tonight when she teamed up with Candice to take on IDOL-GUN. Sierra left Candice high and dry, and picked up the scraps after IDOL-GUN were done.)
Sierra Bradford: She might’ve had it coming, but all that did was put another loss on my record. This is killing me, Drake.
Drake King: That’s why I keep encouraging you to change your mindset, ‘Erra. It’s not about how many wins you can rack up, and it’s certainly not about championship belts. When you put emphasis on those things, you do nothing but make yourself miserable. I know you’re not happy right now with EAW and you haven’t been since losing the Unified Tag Team Championships. Losing a championship should never break you beyond a point of repair, and it should NEVER have you believe that you need another belt to validate yourself. You jumped right into chasing the Specialists Championship and that was a mistake.
Sierra Bradford: It didn’t feel like a mistake at the time. It felt like the right decision. I proved myself as a worthy tag team competitor despite what critics had to say. I know that I pulled my weight as a member of The Realm, and I wanted to beat Constance to prove that I’m just as good on my own.
(Drake makes a ‘tsk, tsk’ sound and shifts so he can face Sierra. She does the same, and now the couple are looking at one another.)
Drake King: You don’t need a championship, of all frivolous things, to prove that you are good enough. You are Sierra Bradford and that is enough.
(Sierra gives Drake the faintest hint of a smile at that.)
Drake King: Besides, who are you trying to prove something to? Certainly not the people who call for the death and destruction of all Elitists every single time the bell rings. The mindless sheep that follow this company and cheer on the senseless and unnecessary violence that we are forced to engage in are not the type of people you need judging your self-worth. You certainly don’t need to do anything to please them. You have risked your life for this company, quite literally, and if people still want to question you, then that’s on them. You have competed in some of the most violent matches this company can come up with and have managed to survive them all. I think that in itself speaks volumes about the type of competitor you are. You have heart, which is hard to come by in this company, and it breaks mine to see you upset and questioning yourself.
(A guilty look crosses Sierra’s face and she takes Drake’s hand in hers.)
Sierra Bradford: I don’t mean to upset you…
(Drake uses his free hand to tenderly tuck a strand of dark hair behind Sierra’s ear and he cups her face.)
Drake King: When you care deeply for another person, you want to see them uplifted and happy, and living their best life.
Sierra Bradford: I know you do, and that’s why I love you.
(Drake smiles and kisses Sierra on the forehead.)
Drake King: I love you too.
(The voice of Candice Blair completely shatters the moment, and there’s a lot of conviction behind the single word she had just spoken. Candice walks into the frame, still in her gear, and bandaged up from the attack earlier. Sierra had left a gash across Candice’s forehead after dropping her face first into the edge of the ring steps, and the former tag team champion can’t help but smirk.)
Sierra Bradford: Ready for round two?
(Candice does her best to keep control of her emotions.)
Candice Blair: I should snatch you off that crate and beat your ass, but I’m not going to do that. Believe it or not, I still want to help you. I still believe there is a bigger issue causing you to act this way, and that is really the true source of your problem.
(Candice cuts an icy glare over at Drake.)
Candice Blair: Do you remember when you first got into wrestling? You followed Jake Smith, your childhood best friend, here to EAW and accompanied him to the ring. You found that competitive spark and decided you wanted to get involved yourself, and remember when you told Jake? He completely shattered you. He basically told you that you didn’t belong, and you were real quick to cut that toxic piece of shit out of your life for good. Now you are sitting here and allowing some other toxic piece of shit brainwash you into believing that everything you love about wrestling is null and void.
(Drake stands up and he looks over at Candice. She doesn’t flinch in the presence of ‘The Messiah’. She puts her hands on her hips and continues to glare at the reigning Elitist of the Year.)
Drake King: You see Candice, you’re just flat out wrong. I know that Sierra got into the business because she’s competitive and that is one of the things I love about her. New Eden’s message isn’t about curbing competition and stifling it. It’s about making sure people are competing for the right reasons. Do you think it’s okay for Sierra to sit here and suffer because of her win/loss record? I think that’s horrible. No single person in this company should be defined by how many matches they can win. Sierra shouldn’t feel like her self-worth is tied to any single victory or loss. She should just enjoy the thrill of being inside the ring and competing in pure wrestling matches that allows us to test our limits without putting our lives in danger. We win some. We lose some. You’re an Elitist that takes a lot of losses. You never seem to let it get you down.
Candice Blair: I am going to ignore that comment about me losing a lot, thank you very much.
Drake King: But am I lying? Am I not telling the truth when I say that you know in your heart that you’re better than any single wrestling match you have ever had? Nothing that happens inside that ring defines who you are. You meet every challenge head on and accept the result, win or lose. That’s all I want for Sierra, and for everyone else, really. Believe it or not, New Eden wants EAW to be a better place. Imagine how wonderful it would be if we could all just get in the ring and compete for the fun of it? Throwing in a championship or some kind of reward does nothing but cause people to act out of character and do stupid things. I would know, because I lived that life. I was that person and it was disgusting. I hate the man I used to be, and I have done everything in my power to try and make up for it, but this brand will not allow me to do it the peaceful way. Trust me, I never wanted New Eden to go down this road. I never wanted us to have to spread our message through violence and actually go for championship belts and other things, but our hands have been forced.
(Candice stares at Drake for a moment, truly taking in his words. After a moment, she turns and fixes her gaze on Sierra.)
Candice Blair: Oh he’s good. He’s completely and utterly full of shit, but he’s good. I can see why you’re so far gone, Sierra. I was ALMOST convinced he actually cared about you for a few seconds. Drake’s words have power behind them and he has a rather smooth voice, but that’s exactly why he’s a master manipulator. He’s a narcissist, Sierra. Imagine thinking anyone is going to believe that New Eden must win all their matches and all the belts just to teach this place a lesson :mjlol:. The only thing New Eden is about is stat padding, just like the rest of us.
Sierra Bradford: You know what? If that’s the opinion you want to have, then have it. I don’t fucking care, like at all. The only thing I want you to do is stay the fuck out of my life. I thought you would get the hint earlier tonight when I left you for Hikari and Miku to pick apart, and then beat you myself, but clearly you didn’t. Drake is my boyfriend. Our relationship is healthy. I get that’s a hard concept for you to grasp since you are throwing out abuse accusations against everyone these days, but I really don’t need you to fight on my behalf. You pointed out how quickly I dismissed Jake when I no longer felt like he supported me. Trust me, I’ll do the same thing to Drake if he ever makes that kind of mistake.
Drake King: Come on, Sierra. Your words are falling on deaf ears. Candice assumes every female is as weak-minded as her sisters, but we both know better than that.
(Without warning, Candice slaps Drake across the face so hard she nearly knocks him to the ground.)
Candice Blair: Don’t you ever fucking talk about my family.
(Sierra leaps from the crate and drives Candice back into the wall. Candice fights back, her fists hammering away on Sierra’s back, but with Sierra being the fresher of the two, she is able to flip Candice to the ground and pin her down. Sierra slams her knee into Candice’s chest, wraps her hands around the other girl’s throat, and brings her lips close to Candice’s ear.)
Sierra Bradford: And I’m not going to tell you again to leave me the fuck alone. Bitch.
(Sierra slams the back of Candice’s head into the ground a few times before releasing her throat and getting back up. She kicks Candice in the ribs until she curls into a fetal position, at which point she stops. Sierra steps over Candice and storms off, but Drake lingers for a moment. He squats down, so that Candice can hear him loud and clear.)
Drake King: I’m going to reiterate what Sierra just said to you. Stay out of her business or you’re going to end up with all of New Eden to deal with.
(Drake straightens up and heads off, likely to find Sierra. Candice struggles into a sitting position, clutching at her ribs and the back of her head. She is far from happy right now, and judging from the look on her face, she’s definitely not done with this situation.)
(Voltage fades into a break.)
(Commercial for Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” album featuring her biggest fan, Jake Smith.)
(“Born For This” by Paramore hits. Holly Arrow walks out, she tips her hat and smiles, posing in front of the camera before making her way down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The Following Contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: And it is for the EAW Specialists Championship! Introducing first, residing in Aberdeen, WA.! Weighing in at 141 lbs.! She is “The Diamond Darling” HOLLY ARROW!!!!
(Holly slides into the ring, taking off her top hat and bowing before going to her corner and getting ready for the match, staring back at Sinead who has a smile on her face.)
James Peters: The ever-fighting Holly Arrow with a great opportunity here tonight for the Specialists Championship against Constance Blevins, the young woman gets better and better every week.
Rich Russillo: She really does, and this is a true test for the champion, this is one of those matches I call a trap, Constance needs to be careful.
Persephone: I’m still buzzing about Rexy earlier; can we just have him come out again?
(As Holly’s theme dies down it is replaced by ‘Forgotten’ by Avril Lavigne.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent, she is the EAW Specialists Champion, hailing from Baltimore, MD.! Weighing in at 120 pounds! She is “THE FORGOTTEN” CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!!
(Constance Blevins arrives on the stage in her Black leather jacket and matching gear on underneath. Now sporting an eye patch over right eye, with her one good eye, Constance stares straight ahead with extreme focus before making her way to the ring. She enters the ring and doesn’t waste precious moments posing, holding up the Championship while keeping her eyes on Holly Arrow.)
James Peters: The champ is here, and she had an impressive victory at Shock Value, and then we saw her face TLA where that little stare down with Minerva has been the talk but both women have already shot down there is any tension.
Rich Russillo: You see Constance response, she is agitated, felt like they were pressing and after what happened earlier tonight with New Eden, look at her now, determined, she wants everyone to know this is about her.
Persephone: They are both Goth Vampire weirdos and this match needs to go by quick.
(Constance and Holly look ready, they both nod as the referee checks on the two ladies before calling for the bell and the start of the match.)
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Constance and Holly lock up quickly, Holly turns with an arm drag and Constance looks a bit surprised, shaking her arm methodically, getting back on her feet, they lock up again, this time Constance knees Holly in the gut, whipping her into the ropes, Holly reverses…)
James Peters: Shoulder block by Holly and Constance goes down! She looks surprised already and Blevins is back on her feet, they go to lock up again, NO! Constance turns from behind; she lifts Holly off her feet taking her to the mat! Spinning around, trapped in a front chancery, Holly spins out of it, she arm bars Constance instead!
Rich Russillo: There is a lot of mat and technical wrestling on display right now by both women, Holly taking control here, she has Constance barred up but the Champion reverses, she has Holly now in an arm bar, Holly though the bigger of the two women finds a way to reverse it back, now in a side headlock, but Constance turns her over for the pin!
Persephone: Wishful thinking.
James Peters: Holly turns it back into a side headlock, but no, here is another pin attempt!
James Peters: Holly powers out again and has the side headlock, a very basic mat wrestling start to this match surprising and now Constance is on her knees, she slowly gets up, whipping her into the ropes, Holly with another shoulder block! Holly runs against the ropes, Constance dives in front of her, she jumps over Constance, springs back from the ropes, SPINE BUSTER BY CONSTANCE BLEVINS! The first high impact move of the match and it was a doozy!
Rich Russillo: That was a textbook Spine buster, and Holly went down hard, did you see the neck whiplash!? Constance drover her down with force and she is looking to end this quick. Constance running against the ropes, a knee right to the chest of Holly before the pin attempt!
Persephone: She should just stay down; I get trying to save face but come on. She’s going to hurt you, Holly!
(Constance grinds her forearm against the face of Holly really wrenching it hard against her skin as the referee finally starts to get a bit vocal with her as Constance backs off. Picking up Holly by the hair, throwing her against the turnbuckle, she charges in….)
James Peters: Big boot by Holly! Constance staggers back, a huge clothesline by Holly! Constance is down and Arrow grabs Constance, quick suplex but she rolls over, hooks her up and another suplex! Holly is trying to take control, waiting as Constance gets up, Holly running toward Constance, swinging neckbreaker! She drops down for a cover!
Rich Russillo: Constance slips out the back door and with this mini surge early in the match and Holly is showing her power over Constance, an advantage this young Elitists has started to show more of, and while she has already been in some huge championship encounters, none more so than this here tonight, Constance though is as dangerous as they come, and she has to be careful with that.
Persephone: Holly just needs to stop trying to beat Constance, this woman survived the Kasey Kaos house of horrors thing.
James Peters: Former Unified Tag Team Champion with Minerva as Heavenly Hell, had a rough start to her singles career in Season 14, she is making it up now and I think this is the one factor Holly doesn’t realize right now, that Constance has something to prove, she maybe the hungriest Elitist on the Voltage Brand right now. Constance is trying to get back to her feet, Holly grabs her from behind, she is trying to hit a German Suplex, Blevins is showing her experience, locking legs with Holly preventing her from executing the move, back elbow by Constance! And Another! She has Holly stunned, breaking the hold, bouncing off against the ropes Sling Blade! Holly is down, she is trying to get back up, Constance hits THE SHINING LIGHT! RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND HOLLY TOOK THE SHINING WIZARD TO THE JAW SHE COULD BE OUT!
Rich Russillo: CONSTANCE WITH PERFECT PRECIWSION AND SHE IS DROPPING DOWN FOR THE COVER WITH A LEG HOOKED!
Persephone: Of course, she gets her shoulder up, I mean why!? Why!? Just finish this!
Rich Russillo: The Champion has Holly now grounded, digging her knee deep onto the middle back with a chin lock, Constance reeling back some, the pain must be excruciating here! Holly is screaming and this is a great strategy by Constance, slow down the pace of the match to her liking, wear down Holly who is full of energy and wants to really show off her skills.
James Peters: It really is, many forget the foundations Constance is built on, she is a tremendous wrestler but a very smart one, she knows how to tear people down, but right now she is in control, this is Constance match and her title to defend. She wrenches back, Holly is in the middle of the ring and the referee is asking if she is ready to submit, but she screams no!
(Holly is trying to power out, Constance drives her knee into the mid-back again before finally releasing but not before running to the ropes….)
Persephone: Basement dropkick to the back of Holly’s head! Ouch that would hurt! Good, beat her now!
Rich Russillo: I love this side of Constance Blevins, we have been seeing it slowly evolve for quite some time! Constance is absolutely vicious with Holly right now! She grabs her by the hair, SNAPMARE USING HER HAIR! SHE SNAPMARES HER AGAIN AND WITH A STUNING KICK TO THE MIDDLE OF HOLLY’S BACK ONCE MORE!
James Peters: Constance climbs to the second rope, LEG DROP RIGHT ON HOLLY AND SHE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!
Persephone: She is dumber than good! Holly kicks out!?
James Peters: She has perseverance and knows this is a huge opportunity for her here tonight! Constance though is putting the pain on her, picking up Holly by the hair, she throws her into the turnbuckle, and wait…. Lifting up Holly on top, Constance is now climbing as well, she maybe going for a superplex or some sort of high impact hold! Lifting up Holly, WAIT! Holly with a head butt! And another! Constance looks stunned!
(Holly head butts Constance again trying to prevent her from super plexing her onto the mats, she holds on to the ropes, then forearms Constance across the face…)
Rich Russillo: CONSTANCE FALLS TO THE MATS! HOLLY IS GETTING UP TO THE TOP ROPE….. THUNDERSTRUCK! THE SWANTON BOMB AND WE HAVE A NEW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION RIGHT HERE! SHE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: Gothic Vampire Bitch with her shoulder up!? This is not going to end anytime soon, is it?
James Peters: Probably not! Holly looks stunned, holding up three fingers but the referee is shaking his head, holding up two fingers! Holly is focused though, she is not upset and waiting as Constance slowly gets up, Holly runs against the ropes, Constance getting up, NATI… NO! Constance side steps it, Holly turns, European Forearm! NO! Holly blocks it, she whips Constance to the ropes, NATIVE TONGUE! BICYCLE PUMP KICK! SHE GOES DOWN! THE CHAMPION IS DOWN AND IN TROUBLE! HOLLY IS HEARING THE ELECTRICITY OF THE VIRTUAL FANS!
(Holly gets out on to the apron, she awaits as Constance gets up, slowly and the champ is to her feet, Holly hops on the top rope…..)
Rich Russillo: SPINNING REVERSE SIDE KICK! IT CONNECTS AND CONSTANCE GOES DOWN! HOLLY THOUGH IS NOT DONE, SHE PICKS UP CONSTANCE, SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! WE MAY HAVE A NEW CHAMPION RIGHT HERE!
Persephone: Constance Blevins is the undead! I cannot believe she was able to get a shoulder up!
James Peters: Holly Arrow is showing what she is made of but Constance Blevins has been her toughest opponent in singles competition to date and there is nothing Holly is throwing at her which will change it! At this point, I don’t; even know what Arrow can do to get the title off Constance, she has really stepped up her game and in a matter of minutes, the tide has changed! We are about ten minutes into this match and for the first part it looked like Constance was going to run away with it, but Holly is showing what her pedigree is and we have to be impressed!
Rich Russillo: She cannot allow the raw emotion though and Constance toughness to sway her, she has to continue the onslaught, this is her chance to be a Specialists Champion! Holly is grabbing Constance, NO! Constance with another back elbow! The Champion bounces off the ropes, she goes for a running high knee, misses! Holly steps out of the way… JINXED! THE RARE NAKED CHOKE IS LOCKED IN! WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A NEW CHAMPION! CONSTANCE IS STRUGGLING AND WAIT…. SHE RUNS TOWARD THE ROPES, CLOTHESLING HOLLY BEFORE SHE COULD LOCK HER LEGS IN! HOLLY LET’S GO! SHE LOOKS HURT AND FALLS TO THE MAT….. Wait….
(Constance with a sneer turns and sees Holly on her fours, she runs quickly at her….)
James Peters: BYE BYE DIE! THE PUNT KICK CONNECTED ON HOLLY ARROW AND DAMN IT SHE HIT IT FLUSH ON HOLLY’S KISSER! HOLLY IS UNCONSCIOUS! CONSTANCE THOUGH IS NOT PINNING HER! SHE IS PACING AROUND, HURT OBVIOUSLY AND LOOK AT HER FACE, THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW TIMES WE HAVE SEEN THE SCOWL ON THIS WOMAN, DARE I SAY THIS IS WHERE THE HEAVENLY HELL INFLUENCE HAS PLAYED ITS PART OF BOTH FORMER PARTNERS!
Rich Russillo: THIS IS KILLER INSTINCT BY BLEVINS!
(The camera pans on Holly who is bleeding from her mouth, almost convulsing on the mat, her eyes rolled to the back of her head, barely conscious, reaching out to Constance foot who stands in front of Holly looking down at her ready for the kill.)
Rich Russillo: LOOK AT CONSTANCE! THE DISGUST IN HER FACE! WE ARE SEEING THE VICIOUSNESS OF THIS CHAMPION COMING OUT AND YOU ARE RIGHT JAMES, THE CONSTANT PRESSING MAY HAVE REALLY DRIVEN CONSTANCE OVER THE EDGE!
Persephone: PUT HER AWAY! FINISH IT CONNIE!
(Constance continues to stare down at Holly who grabs the boot o0f the champion, trying to get to her feet, Blevins just stands there with such vitriol and disgust. She looks around almost conflicted on what she should do.)
James Peters: Holly Arrow might be concussed, the referee needs to stop this match for the health of Holly Arrow!
Rich Russillo: I have to agree, the safety of Holly Arrow is first and foremost!
(Constance picks up Holly who is spaghetti legged, hooks her up….)
James Peters: LAST RITES! SHE JUST HIT THE LAST RITES! THAT BRAINBUSTER! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: UGH!! WHY!?!?
James Peters: HOLLY ARROW KICKS OUT! HOLLY ARROW KICKS OUT! HOW THE HELL DID SHE DO THAT!
Rich Russillo: WE SAW HER TAKE CONSTANCE FORMER TAG PARTNER TO THE LIMIT TOO! THERE IS NO QUIT IN HER AND CONSTANCE KNOWS THAT! LOOK AT HER FACE!
(Constance is wide-eyed, shocked that she didn’t get the pinfall with that move. She slowly gets up and backs up as Holly is trying to get to her feet, but is on her knees, bleeding from her mouth, glaring at Constance glossy-eyed as the Champion closes her eyes for a second before….)
James Peters: Constance….. she has cruel intentions and Holly is prone, she is totally out of it and keeps trying to fight, Constance….. wait…. THE ABOLISHMENT! THE RUNNING KNEE TO HOLLY ARROW AND IT CONNECTED! HOLLY IS FACE DOWN ON THE MAT AND SHE IS NOT MOVING! THIS HAS TO BE IT!
Persephone: PIN HER!
Rich Russillo: CONSTANCE TURNS HOLLY OVER! SHE IS OUT COLD AND THE CHAMPION HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Bella Braxton: The winner of this match and still EAW Specialists Champion…. CONSTANCE BLEVINS!!!
(‘Forgotten’ by Avril Lavigne plays throughout the arena as Constance throws Holly’s legs down slamming on the mat as she gets to her knees glaring daggers into Holly who is unconscious as the referee raises her arm up in victory, before being handed her Championship.)
James Peters: Big win and title defense by Constance Blevins! She defeated a very game Holly Arrow where at times we all though she could have won, but experience and this attitude by Blevins was the deciding factor!
Rich Russillo: It really was, take nothing from Holly Arrow, she is always in the match, she will continue to grow and get better, this night belonged to Constance Blevins!
Persephone: It sure did, now can we continue-
James Peters: TJD!!!
Rich Russillo: DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST HIT CONSTANCE BLEVINS WITH THE TJD!! THE TJD CONNECTS AND CONSTANCE BLEVINS WAS JUST SENT ROLLING OUT OF THE RING! WHAT IS SHE DOING HERE!? WHY IS DR. BETHANY BLUE ON VOLTAGE!?
James Peters: Dr. Bethany Blue rolls out of the ring in pursuit of Constance, AND BETHANY SLAMS THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Constance Blevins was just in a match! She just faced Holly Arrow and defended her Specialists Championship and now Dr. Bethany Blue is on Voltage laying waste to the Champion! Dr. Bethany Blue now pulls Constance up, BEFORE SENDING HER CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!
Rich Russillo: Constance Blevins was just sent into the steel steps, and it looks like she’s using the steps to pull herself back up- BUT BETHANY HITS CONSTANCE WITH THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL! THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS, AND CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS OUT!
Dr. Bethany Blue: (off-mic) I’M CREATING MY OWN OPPORTUNITY! I’M COMING FOR THAT SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!
(The virtual crowd begins to boo as loud as they can as Constance Blevins remains unresponsive.)
James Peters: Dr. Bethany Blue just announced that she’s coming for the Specialists Champion!
Rich Russillo: Forget the announcement, DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST DESTROYED THE CHAMPION RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES!
Persephone: And yet I still couldn’t care less 🥱. Rexy would be a better Specialists Champion than either of them anyway.
(Constance Blevins is unconscious after the brutal attack, and Dr. Bethany Blue looks proud of what she’s done to the Champion as the crowd continues to viciously boo the Showdown Elitist. Finally, Voltage begins to fade away from ringside.)
(The camera fades to the parking lot of the arena, focused on a car as it comes to a halt. After a brief moment the drive door opens to reveal Impact has arrived on Voltage! The virtual crowd raises in voice with a slight cheer with the surprise of Impact’s arrival. Still showing the wounds from Reckless Wiring, with some taping and wraps from Dynasty, he grins as he closes the door and begins to head into the arena. After a brief moment and passing by several staff, Sophia Clarke approaches him with a microphone in hand as Imp smiles warmly, greeting her)
Sophia Clarke: Well, we’ve been hearing since Friday night that someone was showing up here tonight on Sunday and Impact has arrived! Welcome to Voltage, I have to ask, what brings you here tonight?
Impact: Firstly, thank you for the warm welcome Sophia; it’s nice that at least someone on this brand has some decency and respect for someone like me. But I don’t think I’m surprising anyone when I say that with Drake and I? We have some unfinished business that still needs to be addressed. At Reckless Wiring we brutalised each other to the point where neither man was left standing…but because neither of us was left standing, neither of us won. It ended in a No Contest! I’m sure you dislike No Contests like we do, right Sophia?
(Sophia is hesitant but eventually nods in agreement)
Impact: See. Truth of the matter is, as much as Drake King wants to talk displeasures about having to compete in a match that exists outside his precious, fragile wheelhouse, that was his best chance at getting rid of me and now he has to live with the consequences of those failures. As much as he may want to rant and rave about how I need to retire, how I’m past my prime, I’m still standing and as long as I’m still standing I’m going to keep dictating things as I see fit because I simply can. I’m going to keep doing what I like, I’m going to do whatever makes the likes of Drake suffer because there’s nothing that the dollar store Jesus can do to stop me. No matter who he surrounds himself with, he can’t elevate himself to a more prominent position and history is only going to remember him as a second class icon at the very best; he can’t influence the change the likes of myself and Mr. DEDEDE can and failing to get the best of me is going to be indicative of what he cannot become. There is no higher or greater ‘need’ to be fulfilled, just another sad, pathetic attempt at becoming a deity in EAW, that overplayed cliche, with a delusional sense of change benefiting none. And it doesn’t matter when or where he feels best to try and settle the score, whether it’s Dynasty, Voltage or if it really does come down to the Grand Rampage match itself, I’m going to make sure that it’s Impact who stands over this cult.
(Impact pauses for a moment and collects his thoughts; soon enough a confident smirk appears across his face)
Impact: Now speaking of what’s further ahead, speaking of the Grand Rampage match, I hear the whispers, I hear all the talk about how likely it is for someone from Voltage to win the Grand Rampage match. Maybe they’re just really impressed by big numbers, It’s a bit of a visual stimulant to get them excited, you can’t expect too much from simpletons after all. But it doesn’t matter how many people Voltage may have in this match, how many main event caliber people they have vying for that spot to headline Pain For Pride, none of them compare to me. They’re caught up in the moment and they forget that not only have I won the Grand Rampage match before, I won the biggest Grand Rampage match of all time. And in that same match, I set the record for the longest time anyone has ever spent, let alone survived. Grand Rampage isn’t brand warfare, allegiances are overvalued and unlike Drake, I actually know how to win the match. So you can look at every name from Voltage that has thrown their name into the hat for this one, you can make your arguments and build up your expectations, make your bets and hope for the sake of some misplaced brand loyalty that they’ll win, but everything exists with the context of my place in that match.
Sophia Clarke: Understandably a lot has happened between you and Drake King, especially in regards to Reckless Wiring and Dynasty just two nights ago as well as this upcoming Grand Rampage match shaping up to be one of the very best of all time, but we still want to know, what are you doing here tonight?
(Impact chuckles to himself as he looks back at Sophia, shrugging as if there wasn’t much of a reason for him being there tonight)
Impact: After all the commotion, after all the bitching and complaining and the bitterness flowing from New Eden over the past week over the idea of having to face each other here tonight, I thought I’d just stop by and get a closer observation of the main event. Besides, they made their unwanted presence known on Dynasty, why shouldn’t I swing around here likewise?
(Impact feels confident in his final words but Sophia stops him with a slightly more confused expression. Just before Impact walks off, she speaks up to to keep him around)
Sophia Clarke: Is…is that it?
Impact: Sure, it’s really that simple. I’m not looking to get involved, I’m not looking to get some sense of ‘retribution’ on Drake or New Eden as a whole after Dynasty, I’m not here to look out for anything else other than my own interests in observing this match. I just want to see what happens when the three of them are forced to compete against one another and laugh at how quickly I’m sure it will all unfold. I want to see if New Eden is truly a cohesive unit, if they’re willing to fight one another or if this is just another sham. Regardless, any chance to be aware of Drake’s condition and how he’s handling himself heading into the Grand Rampage match is a positive. I just hope, for the little guy’s sake, my presence isn’t too much of a distraction.
(The virtual crowd responds with a mixed reaction, the surprise wearing thin on many as Impact nods, signalling the end of the interview. Sophia smiles and likewise nods as Impact heads deeper into the backstage area and the camera fades out)
(Commercial for the new film available on streaming, Kangaroo Jack 2 featuring EAW Elitist Myles where he actually kills the Kangaroo, there will be no Part 3.)
(Returning from commercial break, standing inside the ring is Bella Braxton with a microphone in hand as she looks prepared to call the next match-up!)
(However, “Natural” by Imagine Dragons begins to play to a booming chorus of cheers as Terry Chambers makes his way out with the EAW World Championship slung over his shoulder.)
James Peters: Joining us here in a moment for this next contest is the EAW World Champion, Terry Chambers, as he looks to get an up close look at his Grand Rampage challenger in Malcolm as Malcolm takes on Alexis Chambers, Terry’s sister!
Persephone: I didn’t really like him the last time he was here on commentary; I don’t know whose idea this was or who approved it but they definitely deserve jail time.
(Terry comes down to the commentary table and takes his spot, putting on the headset after propping the EAW World Championship up on the table in front of him.)
James Peters: Welcome, Terry!
Terry Chambers: Thanks for having me!
Rich Russillo: Always great to have the EAW World Champion here with us so that we can get your thoughts :wow:!!
Persephone: Don’t believe a thing Rich says, Terry, he’s definitely speaking for himself!
Terry Chambers: :skip:
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons begins to play and Alexis Chambers comes making her way out onto the stage, starting down to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: The following singles match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan… weighing 117 pounds… “The Motor City Goddess” ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!!!!
James Peters: Terry, tonight your sister takes on Malcolm Jones, the man you’ll be facing at Grand Rampage! You might not be competing tonight against him, but you’ve definitely got to feel like you’ve got some link to this!
Terry Chambers: I’m here to watch and to scout – this is Alexis’ match against Malcolm, I’m here to observe. I’m sure she’ll give him hell in that ring, and I’d like to believe that she just might be able to come away with an upset.
Persephone: Just say that you want to see Malcolm leave from this shitty match embarrassed as fuck knowing that he couldn’t beat your trashy sister. Seeing him rage about it would make for better entertainment than whatever we’re about to see, I’m sure.
Rich Russillo: Don’t let her hear you say that :lupe:!!
Persephone: She’s got a face for radio and she’s not threatening at all; fuck her. I could totally take her.
Terry Chambers: :mjpls:
(Alexis enters the ring and spots her brother at the commentary table, nodding her head as she hypes herself up in a corner. “Reroute” by Rowdy Rebel takes over and Malcolm casually makes his way out, looking down into the ring unimpressed and turns to the camera on the stage aimed at him to make sure it gets the same expression before he laughs, starting down the ramp.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent, making his way to the ring from Harlem, New York… weighing 230 pounds…. “Big 092MLBOA” MALCOLM JONES!!!
Rich Russillo: After your guys’ encounter, I have to say that I’m looking forward to how things end up going at Grand Rampage! You’ve got your biggest defense coming up against Malcolm, and it’s sure to be a hard-hitting contest!
Terry Chambers: What’ll make it even better is my victory. We’ve got some history, but there’s just no comparison when it comes to the difference that time has made. I’m on a whole other level now and he’s gonna find that out for himself, trust me, and he won’t be ready for that when it comes down to it.
Persephone: He talks way too much shit about Rex for my liking, so I’m ready for this fucker here to retire permanently and never come back. Maybe your sister can be useful for once and injure him or something.
James Peters: And ruin what’ll be a highly anticipated match between Malcolm and Terry?! I don’t think so! But we’ve got Alexis and Malcolm here in a second, and we’ll see what goes down!
(Malcolm enters the ring, obviously not taking Alexis seriously as he towers over her before she shoves him back, the referee intervening as he hasn’t rung the bell yet! Malcolm turns his attention to Terry, motioning to the title that Terry raises momentarily before the referee calls for the match to start!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: With Malcolm at 6’2” 230 pounds and Alexis looking to stand her ground at 5’2” 117 pounds, we’re looking at one hell of a mismatch here!
Persephone: Yet, the most glaring thing about this is how they’re both obnoxious as hell. Alexis wouldn’t stop whining about Lisa Wren or something, and Malcolm’s a little bitch for using that shot from the Grand Prix to skip the line over a more deserving Rex. This is literally a match made in Hell. So really, I don’t think I’m asking for a lot when I say that EAW needs a break from the entire Chambers family and Malcolm Jones for a lifetime. 🙄
Terry Chambers: Hate to break it to you, Persephone, but I’m gonna be here week after week like I’ve been doing – and doing it as the EAW World Champion, no less. I’ll be right there at Grand Rampage ready to successfully defend this championship, too, and every time thereafter!
Rich Russillo: Well, it’s your sister tonight taking on the man you’ll be facing there and, just like I’m sure you will, she goes at him straight ahead! Alexis goes to meet Malcolm in the middle of the ring- DROPKICK TO THE LEG! MALCOLM GOES DOWN TO A KNEE AND ALEXIS RACES UP TO HER FEET IMMEDIATELY TO GET HER HANDS ON MALCOLM! ALEXIS PULLING HIM INTO A HEADLOCK WITH ONE ARM AND COMING DOWN ON HIS HEAD WITH FOREARM SHOTS WITH THE USE OF THE OTHER!
James Peters: Alexis quickly assumes control here and it might be the wisest move on her part; Malcolm’s a proven World Champion and he’s far from being done! Malcolm tries to shove her away but Alexis tightens that headlock and because of those ring mics, you can hear her fist colliding with his skull! Malcolm lifts Alexis up off her feet and into the air- BUT ALEXIS COMES DOWN STILL HOLDING ON IN A HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN! ALEXIS ONCE AGAIN RAINS DOWN THE PUNCHES AND SHE HOLDS NOTHING BACK!!
Rich Russillo: She knows that she’s caught him off guard and she’s got to maintain this! It’ll be difficult here in the early going, but Alexis is fighting with everything she’s got! Malcolm’s starting to turn over and he’s starting to come to his feet while still wrapped up in Alexis’ arm, Alexis wrenching on the hold until Malcolm takes them into the ropes to use the momentum to shove Alexis off of him! Alexis gets pushed forward and turns around to go charging at Malcolm, but she gets popped up out onto the apron- MALCOLM WITH A DROPKICK TO KNOCK ALEXIS OFF THE APRON! ALEXIS TAKES AN UGLY FALL RIGHT THERE DOWN TO THE FLOOR ON THE OUTSIDE!!
James Peters: She grabs hold of the apron to try to bring herself- BUT MALCOLM COMES AT HER WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE AND ALEXIS GETS SENT BACK INTO THE BARRICADE!! ALEXIS GETS TAKEN OFF HER FEET AND SHE HITS THE GROUND, AND THERE GOES MALCOLM GOING RIGHT AFTER HER, STOMPING DOWN ON HER AS THE REFEREE CALLS FOR MALCOLM TO GET HER BACK INTO THE RING!! MALCOLM’S CLEARLY GOT NO INTENTION OF FOLLOWING ORDERS AS HE LAYS INTO ALEXIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!
Persephone: If this is his way of trying to send a message that he’s going to literally kick the shit out of Terry, then we totally get it and we can just call this one as being over. So, I guess we can move onto a Rex advertisement now for how he’ll win Grand Rampage again! 😀
Rich Russillo: Malcolm isn’t in any type of rush whatsoever to have this one over, and I’d imagine that Terry’s presence and personal connection to this match are definitely playing a part in that.
Persephone: Oh? In that case, you heard him – get your ass up and leave, Terry.
Terry Chambers: Nah, I think I’m good right where I’m at. I’m here to watch the man I’ll be defeating at Grand Rampage.
Persephone: You’re honestly so annoying 😒 I know I’m definitely as annoyed with you as the referee is with Malcolm for ignoring his calls as he’s still got Alexis on the ground, but unfortunately, he drags your lame sister up and sends her rolling into the ring. I was totally hoping he’d take a count-out win so we’d be that much closer to calling tonight’s show a wrap.
James Peters: I don’t think that’ll be the case at all here, as Malcolm rolls into the ring and comes up to a knee to look out the ring at Terry sitting here with us. He goes back to focusing on Alexis, coming up to his feet and nonchalantly kicking her forward from behind just as she sits up, now stomping down on her back! Malcolm doesn’t plan on taking her seriously, does he?
Terry Chambers: He might think he can get away with something like that now, but Malcolm’s the type of guy to let his ego blind him and not see how that’d come back to bite him in the ass. What he’s doing now, he’s not gonna like what happens at Grand Rampage when he realizes he can’t push me around.
Rich Russillo: Getting pushed around right now is all Alexis on the receiving end of, as Malcolm turns her over with a kick to the ribs before he steps harshly down onto her stomach and just stands there for a moment before jumping to come down with a double foot stomp :lupe:!! Alexis turns over with her arms cradled to her abdomen but Malcolm delivers a kick to the back before he drags her up to start ramming his knee repeatedly against her gut, getting her as far back to the ropes before catching her with a wicked uppercut! AND NOW MALCOLM YANKS HER AWAY TO LIFT HER UP INTO A SLINGSHOT SUPLEX! ALEXIS GETS SLAMMED TO THE MAT!
James Peters: AND MALCOLM COMES DOWN ON HER WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS BEFORE SHE CAN EVEN THINK TO GET UP!! MALCOLM MOVING WITH A QUICKNESS TO ENSURE SHE STAYS DOWN, AND NOW HE HOOKS HER LEG FOR THE COVER!!!
Persephone: I can honestly say that Rex would’ve definitely won by now, but I guess we can’t expect much else from men that aren’t him 🤷♀️
Terry Chambers: Alexis isn’t giving anybody any easy wins off her :mjpls:
Rich Russillo: Malcolm looks unbothered by Alexis’ kickout and instead focuses on getting her up, striking with rapid-fire punches! The former EAW World Champion quickly backs her toward the corner- DROPKICK! ALEXIS GETS KNOCKED BACK AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES, TAKEN OFF HER FEET AND SHE HAS TO QUICKLY TRY TO GET HERSELF UP WITH THE ROPES- MALCOLM WITH A SPLASH AS SOON AS ALEXIS MAKES IT TO A VERTICAL BASE!! MALCOLM THROWING EVERYTHING INTO THAT TO SQUASH ALEXIS IN THE CORNER!!
James Peters: MALCOLM IS BRUTALIZING ALEXIS IN THE CORNER WITH A SERIES OF KICKS AND STOMPS, ALEXIS TRYING TO COVER UP- MALCOLM LIFTING HER HEAD AND BACKHANDING ALEXIS ACROSS THE FACE :damn:!!! JONES CHOPS HER ACROSS THE CHEST, AND HE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY RELENTLESS AS HE CONTINUES ON DOMINATING THE DIMINUTIVE ELITIST!
Rich Russillo: THE REFEREE INSTRUCTS MALCOLM TO BRING ALEXIS OUT THE CORNER AS HE’S GOT HER TRAPPED WITH NOWHERE TO GO, FORCED TO TAKE THE BRUNT OF EVERY STRIKE! THE REFEREE LOOKS TO START A COUNT- NO! Malcolm finally lets up but just to whip Alexis across the ring into the opposite corner. A running Malcolm going in as he’s looking to follow up- MALCOLM GOES CHARGING RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW FROM ALEXIS AS HE LEANED DOWN ON THE WAY IN!!
James Peters: AND HERE COMES ALEXIS FIGHTING OUT THE CORNER! ALEXIS FIRES OFF A NUMBER OF PUNCHES AS SHE’S STILL GOT A HOLD OF MALCOLM- MALCOLM SHOVING HER BACK INTO THE CORNER TO FEND HER OFF AND HE LOOKS FOR A KICK, BUT ALEXIS WITH A TIMELY COUNTER TO CATCH HIS LEG! Malcolm hopping on one leg as Alexis quickly makes it out over the middle rope, his leg still in her grasp- DRAGON SCREW OVER THE MIDDLE THE ROPE!! MALCOLM GOES DOWN GRABBING AT HIS LEG!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS SLINGSHOTS HER WAY OVER THE TOP ROPE AND COMES DOWN ON MALCOLM WITH A SENTON! ALEXIS LAUNCHES HERSELF DOWN ONTO MALCOLM!! The feisty Alexis takes off to the ropes just as she rolls off him and he starts hurriedly getting up, Alexis springing off the ropes to launch herself at Malcolm for a crossbody block- BUT MALCOLM ROLLS THROUGH AND COMES UP HAVING CAUGHT HER! Malcolm with a wriggling Alexis in his grasp turns to face Terry here at ringside before dropping her down into a gutbuster!
Persephone: Can he focus on finishing this trashy ass match instead? I can promise everyone right now that Terry’s not worth all this time to stop and take a look at!
James Peters: Having sent Alexis rolling to the ropes, Malcolm positions her throat over the bottom rope and steps on the back of her neck! Malcolm pulls on the middle rope for leverage all while staring down Terry right now; he’s practically strangling your sister!
(Terry, however, is paying James’ words no attention as the champion is looking right back at Malcolm, the two men locked in an intense stare down knowing that Terry is helpless in assisting his sister.)
Rich Russillo: Malcolm finally comes off Alexis, thank God; he was pulling that middle rope so tight just to force the extra pressure, I thought those cables would snap!
Terry Chambers: He’s acting comfortable now but it’ll be a whole different story come Grand Rampage, that much I’m willing to promise.
James Peters: Alexis clutches at her neck, coughing and struggling to breathe- AND NOW MALCOLM GRABS HER LEGS, POSITIONING HER UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! MALCOLM FALLS BACK AND ALEXIS GETS CATAPULTED NECK-FIRST RIGHT UP INTO THE ROPE!! MALCOLM PULLS HER AWAY FROM THE ROPES AND HE MAKES ANOTHER PIN!!!
James Peters: Alexis with the kickout! Malcolm wrangles her up into a headlock, targeting her neck with a number of elbows to neck as he does so! He slaps her over the top of her head, just straight up disrespecting Alexis as he’s brought her to her feet. He whips her across the ring and Alexis comes bouncing off the ropes back in his direction, Malcolm swinging for a clothesline but Alexis ducks under it and continues running the ropes!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm whirls around trying to anticipate the oncoming Alexis, AND ALEXIS LEAPS ONTO MALCOLM IN A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! MALCOLM GETS TAKEN TO THE MAT AND ALEXIS RACES TO BEAT MALCOLM- BACKSTABBER!! ALEXIS CATCHES HIM FROM BEHIND JUST AS HE WAS STARTING UP, AND MALCOLM GOES BACK DOWN! But he’s already turning over to try to get up while grabbing at his back, LEAVING HIM DEFENSELESS AS ALEXIS GETS HIM FROM BEHIND AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!!!
James Peters: Malcolm gets taken face-first to the mat and Alexis strikes with a stomp to the head! She follows up with a single knee drop, quickly popping back up before coming down with an elbow drop to the face; Malcolm’s head surely has to be ringing!
Persephone: That damn bell over the timekeeper’s area needs to be ringing; this has already gone on for far too long to be a match not involving Rex! I’m pretty sure this counts as torture!
Rich Russillo: Alexis looks to sustain the control she’s gotten back by keeping Malcolm close as she brings him up, but Malcolm is fighting back! He throws punches to the ribcage to try to fight her off and succeeds before looking for a kick- NO! Alexis catches the leg and Malcolm leaps for the enzuigiri- MISSED! ALEXIS LETS HIM GO MID-AIR AND MALCOLM ENDS UP FALLING TO THE MAT! AND THERE GOES ALEXIS LEAPING OVER HIM WITH A LEG DROP ACROSS THE BACK OF THE NECK!!! ALEXIS DRIVES HIM TO MAT AND SHE TURNS HIM OVER INTO A COVER!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm kicks out!
Terry Chambers: And what was it I said earlier? His ego got in the way and he got too comfortable; I don’t doubt that Alexis wants to prove that she can hold her own but I’d be at Malcolm’s neck even worse with this title on the line. He’s talked about me needing saving and me getting help even though I didn’t ask for it, but no one’s gonna be there to save him when that happens to him.
James Peters: Alexis grabs Malcolm and tosses him in the direction of the corner, Malcolm ending up seated against the bottom turnbuckle and Chambers goes striking with a running knee to the face! Alexis keeps him down in the corner with stomp after stomp, the referee giving her a warning to bring Malcolm out from the turnbuckles but Alexis seems to have other plans, as she climbs the corner to get over him!
Rich Russillo: She reaches down to get Malcolm and gets her legs around his neck in a headscissor, but Malcolm lands a punch to the stomach as Alexis holds onto the ropes! Malcolm launches another strike to the abdomen before Alexis drops an axe kick over the head and kicks him away, but Jones comes running back looking for a shoulder thrust only for Alexis to lift herself up and Malcolm strikes the post head-first! Malcolm sluggishly starts pulling himself from between the turnbuckles-
James Peters: BUT ALEXIS DROPS DOWN ON HIS BACK! ALEXIS FLIPPING FORWARD AND THE BACK OF MALCOLM JONES’ HEAD SMACKS THE MAT AS ALEXIS CHAMBERS TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! ALEXIS HOLDING IT FOR THE PIN!!!
Persephone: Being useless must be a family trait because your sister can’t do shit right, can she, Terry? If she held him a second longer, I’d be that much closer to going home!
Terry Chambers: I hope you know Rex doesn’t, and never will, love you.
Rich Russillo: That’s why she knows she’s lucky to have me here 😌
Persephone: Your guys’ jokes tonight are just as bad as this damn match.
Terry Chambers: Except I wasn’t joking :mjpls:
James Peters: The way Malcolm’s head struck that post was no joke either, as he’s still down covering up his head even after kicking out of that pin! Alexis continues to focus on the head as she launches her knee over and over at Malcolm while bringing him up until he pushes her back into a corner, managing to free himself for a moment for a breather! Malcolm surges forward but takes a back elbow from Alexis and she gets him in a headscissor for a second time as she tries a hurricanrana out the corner!
Rich Russillo: But it’s blocked! Malcolm showing off his strength as he manages to stay on his feet with Alexis hanging down before he hauls Alexis up to his shoulders- MALCOLM TAKES OFF RUNNING TOWARD THE ROPES! HE’S GONNA POWERBOMB HER OUT THE RING JUST HERE IN FRONT OF US!
James Peters: BUT ALEXIS COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA! SHE HOLDS ONTO THE TOP ROPE AS MALCOLM GETS FLUNG OVER IT AND MALCOLM HITS THE FLOOR! MALCOLM FLIPS DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A THUD AND ALEXIS HANGS ON!! Alexis stands on the apron and creates some distance as Malcolm starts to his feet- ALEXIS CHARGES AND DIVES OFF THE APRON IN A CROSSBODY!!! ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND MALCOLM JONES GO DOWN!!!
Rich Russillo: Alexis goes rolling off of Malcolm and she uses the nearby steps to pull herself up before she goes for Malcolm! Alexis looking to get him up and back into the ring- BUT MALCOLM SURPRISES HER AND RAMS HER RIGHT INTO THE COMMENTARY TABLE! Malcolm raises her up and lays her across the table here before landing a clubbing blow to her chest, right in front of Terry! Terry’s just shaking his head with a frustrated look as Malcolm taunts him by clubbing Alexis again!
Persephone: You know what you should do, Terry? Just maul the fuck out of Malcolm right now and cause a DQ if he wants to fuck with you like this. Do something right with your life and end this match, I’m BEGGING you 😭
James Peters: Terry is visibly fuming as Malcolm snatches Alexis up by her hair and flings her from the commentary table down to the floor, a hold still on the hair! Alexis reaching up in a poor effort to try to free herself- AND MALCOLM SWINGS HER BY HER HAIR INTO THE FRONT OF THE COMMENTARY TABLE!! MALCOLM DRAGS HER UP AND NOW HE SENDS HER INTO THE STEPS; ALEXIS CHAMBER CRASHES INTO THE SIDE OF THE STEEL STEPS!!!
(A camera shot of Terry shows him shaking his head, once again ignoring commentary as Malcolm’s actions do nothing except obviously anger him, knowing that Malcolm is just looking to get under his skin.)
Rich Russillo: Malcolm grabs Alexis up and sends her into the ring, Malcolm looking back to Terry with a cocky grin before rolling into the ring himself and pinning Alexis at the middle of the mat!!
Rich Russillo: Alexis Chambers gets her shoulder up!
James Peters: Malcolm looks annoyed, but Alexis knows that this could prove to be one of the biggest wins of her career, and she’s clearly willing to show what she can do and fight for it! She’s not about to be put away easily!
Rich Russillo: The former EAW World Champion has Alexis by her hair before he picks her up to launch her down into a suplex with authority! Alexis turning over grabbing her back after being whipped into the steps, and Malcolm drops a knee right into her back, leaving himself planted there! Malcolm tying up the legs and grabbing Alexis under the chin, rolling backward into a bow and arrow stretch!
Persephone: No one’s ever accused the Chambers family of being smart, so I already know this ugly bitch isn’t about to tap out even if it meant saving her own career! Malcolm pulls down on her chin and I’m sure this position can’t be good for her back, never mind the fact all he did to choke her at the start – maybe we’ll get lucky and she’ll pass out?!
Terry Chambers: She ain’t gonna tap and knowing Alexis, she’s still got a ton of fight left in her – that’s something Malcolm couldn’t have accounted for, and he’s not about to be expecting all I have to offer. Like I told him the other week, I’ve been here putting in the work. I’ve been the one showing up week after week busting my ass so that my hard work pays off. And it’ll show when I’m proving I’m better than him at Grand Rampage.
James Peters: Alexis is reaching up and waving her arm around trying to find a way out after failing to pry Malcolm’s hand away; Malcolm has her all bent out of shape! Alexis struggles to see her way out of this one, and Malcolm wrenching on the hold doesn’t help at all- WAIT! ALEXIS SHIFTS OUT OF PLACE AND ROLLS OVER AND DOWN ONTO MALCOLM!! THAT’S A PIN BY ALEXIS AND THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO POSITION!!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm realizes what was going on and kicks out, shoving Alexis off of him! Malcolm and Alexis rush to get up, Malcolm striking with a side kick to stun Alexis before he goes off into the ropes but Alexis goes down to the mat forcing him to go running over her- Malcolm rebounds into a dropkick from Alexis! Malcolm turning over to get up- A SPINNING KICK FROM ALEXIS NEARLY TAKES MALCOLM’S FACE OFF! MALCOLM IS SLUMPED AND BARELY KEEPING HIMSELF UP AFTER A HEEL KICK FROM ALEXIS CONNECTS!!
James Peters: “LIGHTS OUT”!!! A SUPERKICK FROM ALEXIS NAILS MALCOLM PERFECTLY AND HE FINALLY GETS PUT DOWN TO THE MAT!! MALCOLM GOES FALLING BACKWARD SPRAWLED OUT ON THE CANVAS AND ALEXIS DIVES INTO THE COVER!!!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM JONES KICKS OUT!!!
James Peters: Alexis sits out looking anxious and frustrated, but in a moment like this, she can’t let her emotions get the best of her! Alexis gets herself up and heads to the nearby corner as she looks to go up top; she certainly must be feeling like she’s closing in on this one! Alexis ascends the turnbuckles and gets to the top rope, Alexis positioning herself as Malcolm slowly but surely is coming to his feet! ALEXIS CHAMBERS DIVES FROM THE TOP ROPE-
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM DIVES DOWN TOWARD THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE IN THE CORNER AND ALEXIS MISSES THE DIVING CROSSBODY! ALEXIS WENT LOOKING FOR IT AGAIN BUT MALCOLM HAD IT SCOUTED THIS TIME, AND ALEXIS CRASHES AND BURNS TO THE MAT!!
James Peters: Alexis pushes her way up but she’s definitely struggling more now just to even get up to a knee- “GLLLTTTTT BOW”!!! ALEXIS GETS TAKEN DOWN WITH A REVERSE BLOCKBUSTER AND MALCOLM PUSHES HER OVER INTO A COVER!!!!
Terry Chambers: :mjgrin:
James Peters: ALEXIS CHAMBERS GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm sits up glaring over this way, and he can no doubt see that smirk on Terry’s face- AND MALCOLM TURNS OVER ONTO ALEXIS, AND STARTS HAMMERING AWAY!! MALCOLM HOLDING NOTHING BACK AS HIS FIST COMES DOWN ON ALEXIS, WHO TRIES TO COVER UP!!
James Peters: He’s definitely aiming to send a message, looking to give Terry nothing to be smiling about!
Terry Chambers: I’ll have plenty once this thing between me and him is settled, and I’ll have retained my EAW Championship. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now: I’m not afraid of his bitch ass, and I don’t have a reason to be. Honestly, Grand Rampage can’t come soon enough; I’m looking forward to shutting him the hell up once and for all.
Persephone: I’m hoping the end of this match comes even sooner; I’m so ready to get the hell out of here, you guys just have absolutely no idea :mjcry:
James Peters: The referee has to bring Malcolm off of Alexis, who’s still down on the mat and covering up her face after taking those consecutive shots! But Malcolm shoves past the referee and grabs Alexis, getting her in a deadlift off the mat for a german suplex! The referee tries to get on Malcolm for putting his hands on him but Malcolm gives him literally no attention as he stands over a down Alexis and grabs her legs, hoisting her up for a wheelbarrow suplex and Alexis gets thrown overhead to the mat!
Rich Russillo: Alexis goes grabbing at her back again and Malcolm isn’t close to being finished! Malcolm hauls Alexis up to her feet and lifts her into a back suplex- BUT ALEXIS COMES DOWN BEHIND HIM AND SHOVES HIM INTO THE ROPES!! MALCOLM STUMBLES BACKWARD AFTER THE COLLISION AND ALEXIS GETS HIM WITH A SCHOOLGIRL PIN!!!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM KICKS OUT!!
James Peters: They race up and, MALCOLM WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT!! Alexis drops down and Malcolm looks to set up for a lift, getting Alexis up for a powerbomb- ALEXIS FLIPS OVER INTO A SUNSET FLIP!! BUT MALCOLM USES THE MOMENTUM TO ROLL OUT BEFORE A COUNT CAN GET MADE! Malcolm looking to take off running but Alexis tries for a leg sweep as soon as he does, only Malcolm jumps over it-
Rich Russillo: CHOP BLOCK!!! Alexis gets him and Malcolm goes down to a knee! ALEXIS GOES TAKING OFF INTO THE ROPES! ALEXIS COMES RUNNING BACK AND SHE’S READY TO STRIKE WITH MALCOLM IN POSITION!!
James Peters: SPEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRR!!!! MALCOLM HITS THE “C-NOTE” AND ALEXIS PRACTICALLY GETS CUT IN HALF AS MALCOLM LEAPS UP INTO THAT SPEAR TO TAKE HER DOWN!!!! MALCOLM LAUNCHED HIMSELF AT HER JUST WHEN ALEXIS THOUGHT SHE COULD’VE HAD HIM!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm comes up to his feet faced in our direction with Alexis bent over!! Malcolm staring down Terry and- “SHAKE THE ROOM”!!! ALEXIS GETS SPIKED ON HER HEAD AND MALCOLM HOLDS HER FOR THE PIN AS HE KEEPS HIS EYES ON TERRY!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Reroute” by Rowdy Rebel begins to play and Malcolm rises up to his feet, kicking Alexis aside as the referee comes over to raise his hand up.)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… MALCOLM JONES!!!!
Rich Russillo: While it seemed like Alexis might’ve been getting closer and closer to a win here, Malcolm put a stop to that seemingly in an instant there at the end! Credit to Alexis for putting up the fight that she did and looking like she could’ve snuck out with this one, but Malcolm got her in the end!
James Peters: And Terry, that’s the quick thinking and timing of a man of Malcolm Jones’ caliber that you’ll be having to deal with come Grand Rampage! Do you think you’re up to the task?!
Terry Chambers: I wouldn’t have said I’d face him at Grand Rampage if I wasn’t absolutely sure that I could defeat him – and I will defeat him, James. He’s good, but for me all this time later, I’m better and I’m different than the last time we faced off. That’s something he’s gonna have to figure out how to contend with.
Persephone: Let’s just be glad this is over, right? I mean, I didn’t need to be put through this at all and- okay, what the fuck?! The match is over and we’re ready to move the hell on, someone tell Malcolm to get the fuck out the ring!
(Inside the ring, Malcolm has snatched his hand away from the referee and gone over to Alexis, stomping down on her and she struggles to cover up! Terry rises up from his chair and starts toward the ring, but Malcolm grabs Alexis from the mat and tosses her out through the ropes, a barely conscious Alexis landing at Terry’s feet!)
Rich Russillo: Malcolm makes it clear that he’s coming to play no games come Grand Rampage, and if Terry wants to make good on retaining over Malcolm Jones, he’ll have to bring it all to the table! I don’t know how much clearer that gets than what he just did!
James Peters: Malcolm may be Terry’s toughest challenge yet, but when the pressure is on and with adversity like this right in the champion’s face, Terry will surely aim to show that he’s got it in him to rise to the occasion to want to prove himself! As far as Terry has come to have claimed a World Champion spot, no one should count him out at all when it comes to what he might do to keep it; I, for one, can’t wait to see how Terry looks to meet that moment!
(Terry checks on Alexis down at ringside, obviously looking frustrated with the outcome despite how Alexis hung in there and fought, but there’s nothing that can be done about it now. He looks up to find Malcolm standing at the ropes, smirking as he points to the EAW Championship down beside Terry and then to Alexis before aiming to the champion himself.)
Malcolm Jones: (off-mic) You’re next!
Terry Chambers: (off-mic) You’re not leaving Grand Rampage the winner, you’re not getting MY championship! The EAW World Championship is mine – it’s my time, Malcolm, and I promise you that you’re gonna realize that soon enough!
(Malcolm waves him off dismissively and shakes his head, clearly not putting any serious thought into Terry’s words. Malcolm heads out the ring while Terry and the ring official from the match tend to Alexis, slowly helping her up to her feet to start toward the ramp. Staring down Malcolm from the end of the ramp while he’s up at the stage, Malcolm sports a smirk while Terry’s glare at him intensifies as the scene begins to fade out on Malcolm laughing as disappears to the back.)
(One more promotional ad for Grand Rampage plays, promoting the match between Malcolm Jones and Terry Chambers for the EAW Championship.)
(The camera fades back to the World 1 Theatre. The shining yellow lights of Voltage burn bright as the camera zeros in on Bella Braxton standing in the center of the ring)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is your main event of the evening, is a triple threat match and is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FA–
(Before the virtual crowd could respond, ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ by Shiro SAGISU booms over the PA system as the crowd responds with a staunch chorus of jeers raining down over New Eden as they step out onto the stage. All three members stand side by side despite the looming triple threat match but with confident and content grins on their faces. After a brief moment they head towards the ring, Bella Braxton exits the ring herself as Myles walks around to the timekeepers area. He picks up three steel chairs and slides them into the ring before ripping three microphones away from the space and handing them to Drake and Minerva. One by one, Drake, Minerva and Myles prop the seats up in the center of the ring, taking their place. ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ continues to play and the virtual crowd continues to make their displeasures heard with near vitriolic levels of booing. Drake simply laughs their response off. Eventually the lights come to a standstill, the music dies and only the booing remains)
Drake King: I’m sure you’re all disappointed to see the three of us didn’t come to this ring looking to fight one another. I’m sure Captain Charisma is sitting backstage disappointed that his unjust and criminal idea didn’t come together like he had planned. Sure that Impact is sitting backstage upset that he wasted his time coming here tonight. But you know what? We don’t care. We don’t care for those who feel slighted, who feel ripped off that they’re not going to get what they wanted here tonight. We simply refuse. We refuse to fight one another, we refuse to play into Captain Charisma’s games, we refuse to pander to unfaithful people like yourselves, we refuse to do this for your sake or anyone else’s sake. The corruption that exists on this brand has gone on for too long and look what happens when you try to defy the holy word of our Commissioner?
(Drake looks over at Minera, Drake looks over at Myles, both shake their head)
Drake King: You’re forced to fight the people that matter most. You’re forced to wrestle those who have your back in this crazy, messed up world known as Voltage. We’re subjected to this undesirable outcome all because we wouldn’t fall in line. All because we push back, we see things for what they are and we call it how we see it, THEY don’t like that! THEY can’t handle that some people aren’t sheep, that some people won’t just fall in line out of some sense of fear. But don’t worry. Nobody needs to worry about leaders in this company and their corruption anymore with New Eden. We’ll unseat the filth tearing this brand apart and we’ll ensure that the likes of Captain Charisma are no more. We’re doing this for not just our sake, not just for the sake of the ungrateful backstage, but also for all of you.
(The virtual crowd boos heavily as Minerva takes her moment to speak in response)
Minerva: You all should understand and recognise it by now. Like I’ve already said tonight, you all contribute to this problem, to a greater pandemic than the one that exists outside these walls. Our mistreatment and our abuse at the hands of Captain Charisma can’t be ignored. We loath people like you all, who ignore the warning signs and continue to contribute to this very problem, this awful situation that requires us, that demands us to stand up and fulfill a new sense of destiny. Is this what’s seen as acceptable? Too bad if you believe it to be so. We’re not going to submit just because there’s some apparent ‘consequence’ hanging over our heads. Nothing Captain Charisma can do will put a halt in our desires, our plans and our objectives to eradicate the likes of him from this company. New Eden is how the grip around the throat of this brand will be removed; we’ll do what the other cowards won’t do, we’ll make the sacrifices we need to make in order to make this a better world, an eden for others, but even there’s a limitation to what we’re going to put ourselves through.
(The virtual crowd voices their displeasure as Myles readies himself to speak, they want the triple threat match, they want to see all three members of New Eden fight one another, not listen to them talk)
Myles: What does it do to have us compete against one another? What gain is there to watch myself and Minerva fight one another? What gain is there to watch what happened between Drake and Sierra? Nothing. Absolutely nothing and it’s just a disgusting tactic to cause division among us, to try and ruin OUR LIVES all for the sake of protecting your own weak, pathetic sense of power and your precious pride. This brand derailed long ago, well before New Eden arrived. From day one of this new season we’ve had frauds sitting at the top, we’ve had those undeserving of reigning exist as the poster boys of this brand and it makes us sick. None of them deserve what they hold and have held. All of them disgracing themselves and disrespecting the very gold they hold, the history of it and all. But that’s just what Captain Charisma does to keep them on his leash; they’re token gestures to appease them, to keep them in line. There’s only so much that can–
????: Enough, enough, enough!
(The virtual crowd roars as Captain Charisma steps onto the stage with a microphone in hand. His displeasure is immense and impossible to hide as he stares at New Eden in the ring. Almost in unison, New Eden stand up, rotate their chairs and sit back down looking at Captain Charisma on the stage, all three with bright, beaming smiles on their faces proud of upsetting him)
Captain Charisma: I’m tired of the three of you acting like entitled children never knowing when to stop. You piss and moan that the world is against you but maybe, just maybe you should come to accept that you just aren’t good enough to overcome the world itself?
Drake King: What are you–
Captain Charisma: Shut up. I’m not finished. Heaven forbid for one week, in one single match, you have to fight one another. Heaven forbid for just one week you need to fight someone you love, someone you care about, a friend, an allie. What’s going to happen in the Grand Rampage match? Are all three of you truly going to fight alongside one another to the bitter end?
(All three members of New Eden nod their heads in approval)
Captain Charisma: Sure, then what happens when there’s only you three left? Do you Myles and do you Minerva throw away your chances to headline Pain For Pain? If you can’t just compete here tonight, in an inconsequential match, how on earth are you going to deal with that finale if, God help us, that ever comes to be? I get it, you’re three frustrated individuals who feel entitled to be handed the world but the truth is you’re not entitled to a damn thing. You fight and you fight and you fight to get what you want, not run around instigating and picking fights, trying to create havoc and change the world for your needs; we don’t need another Insurgency failing to leave any kind of imprint on this company. Not everything is going you way and your default reaction is to create a dumb conspiracy theory like this? God, please stop being a trio of selfish idealists and just shut up and wrestle.
(The crowd roars in approval but Drake becomes irate)
Drake King: SHUT UP AND WRESTLE? NO, CC. WE’RE NOT JUST GOING TO SHUT UP AND WRESTLE, WE’RE NOT JUST GOING TO DO WHATEVER YOU TELL US, WHATEVER YOU DEMAND US TO DO. WE’RE SICK AND TIRED OF THIS MISTREATMENT AND WE’RE DONE BENDING TO WHATEVER YOU TELL US TO DO. SHUT UP AND WRESTLE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME CAPTAIN CHARISMA? NO, WE WON’T. WHAT PART OF “WE REFUSE” IS GETTING LOST IN TRANSLATION HERE?
(On the large video screen, Impact is shown sitting backstage watching a television screen, enjoying Drake King’s antics in the ring)
Drake King: YEAH YOU TOO IMPACT! HOW ABOUT YOU COME DOWN HERE AND WE FINISH WHAT WE STARTED AT RECKLESS WIRING? DON’T BE A COWARD AND SIT BACK THERE WATCHING THIS; I’LL BE GLAD TO SEND YOU INTO RETIREMENT TONIGHT.
(The crowd roars but Impact shakes his head, relaxing into the sofa a bit more. The camera cuts back to the arena as Drake stands in the ring alongside Myles and Minerva, all three have kicked their chairs away. “Champions” by Barnes Courtney hits as Rex McAllister emerges onto the stage, warmly greeted by the fans. New Eden become infuriated in the ring at the mere presence of Rex)
Drake King: No, no, no! I don’t want to see you out here again Rex, just walk on back there and prepare yourself for another disappointing World title run instead of wasting our time here tonight. This doesn’t concern you.
Rex McAllister: Hey, that’s funny stuff but I can’t help but have this itch that needs to be scratched here tonight. I guess, if New Eden isn’t going to compete against one another…how about I get into the ring with all three of you?
(The virtual crowd once more roars as New Eden simply laughs it off. Rex and Captain Charisma discuss it among themselves, Rex shrugging at the thought of the numbers disadvantage)
Myles: You? Just you? Against the three of us? I’m sure you’d actually like to get to Grand Rampage first and in one piece before taking on the three of us but if that’s the deathwish you want then who are we to not sign it? By all means come down here and back those words up, we’ll be sparing the world from having to endure another Rex McAllister Grand Rampage anyway.
(Before Rex could say another word or make a step towards the ring, “Gangsta” by New Years Day hits and once again New Eden become disgusted at the sight of being interrupted by someone else. Ms. Extreme struts out onto the stage alongside Rex and Captain Charisma, likewise with a microphone in hand.)
Drake King: Yeah, wonderful, just what we need. More Captain Charisma bootlickers have arrived here when their presence isn’t wanted. The only thing worse than having an Ava sister interfere with my life is having the red headed one get herself involved as well. Everyone cheer, come on you puppets, cheer for Captain Charisma’s
Ms. Extreme: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trio of more insufferable fucking losers in my life. Bitching and moaning and complaining, like enough! Enough of this tiresome, boring and overdone dribble guys. There’s only so much anyone can take and Rex, I know you like to believe that you can charge into that ring to take all three of them on at once, but let’s make these odds a little better.
Minerva: Oh please, YOU are going to help even the odds? The mere fact that you’re an Ava is telling enough that you’re not going to do anything to help this situation. I told you earlier tonight, Camille, this company has never done anything for you and worse, it’s never done anything for your family. Remember all the abuse, all the pain and all the torment your family went through by the CHAIRMAN of this company? While spineless shrewds like Captain Charisma and the Board of Directors did NOTHING to stop it. Is that really the kind of management you want to defend?
(Camille shrugs as once more the virtual crowd boos Minerva. After a brief moment, the crowd’s reaction picks up ever so slightly with a more mixed response as SOSA Henderson noncenauntly steps out onto the stage alongside all three. Captain Charisma, Rex McAllister and Ms. Extreme look at SOSA Henderson who simply stands there, with a grin on his face. After a brief moment, he takes his eyes off the other three)
SOSA Henderson: Yeah look, no more talk. Let’s just fight.
James Peters: SOSA Henderson sounds like he’s had enough and I guess we’re not going to have to wait and hope to see all six people here get into it in the Grand Rampage match after all! Things are about to break down here and break down in a chaotic manner!
(Rex, Ms. Extreme and SOSA begin to walk to the ring together as the virtual crowd lifts with cheers. New Eden throws their microphones out of the ring and readies themselves for a fight. Rex, Ms. Extreme and SOSA slide into the ring and immediately charge towards New Eden, all six people laying lefts and rights into each other as a brawl kicks off)
Captain Charisma: YOU KNOW WHAT? REFEREE, RING THE BELL!
Persephone: YES! YES! YES! I GET TO SEE MY SEXY REXY COMPETE HERE TONIGHT! BEAT THEM UP REXY! THE OTHER TWO…WELL…DON’T GET IN HIS WAY.
(The official obliges and rings the bell!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: WE HAVE AN IMPROMPTU SIX MAN TAG MATCH HERE TONIGHT! BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME EFFORT FOR THE REFEREE TO GET SOME ORDER! REX AND DRAKE TEEING OFF ON ONE ANOTHER, SOSA AND MYLES, CAMILLE AND MINERVA. ALL SIX VICIOUS IN THEIR ASSAULT OF THE OTHER, NOT A SINGLE PUNCH HESITATED. NEITHER SIDE GETTING THE ADVANTAGE RIGHT OFF THE BAT, BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH, THIS IS PURE CHAOS!
James Peters: I DON’T THINK THE REFEREE IS GOING TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL IF THINGS REMAIN THE WAY THEY ARE! BUT NEITHER SIDE ARE LOOKING AT SLOWING DOWN OR GETTING COMPOSED! THE BELL HAS RUNG, THIS MATCH IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY, BUT THIS IS JUST AN UNSTRUCTURED, RULELESS FIGHT RIGHT NOW!
(The camera cuts to backstage once more as Impact sits back, enjoying the mayhem unfold in the ring)
Persephone: KICK THEIR ASSES REXY! MAKE THIS WANNABE CHARLES MASON REGRET EVER PICKING A FIGHT WITH YOU!
Rich Russillo: MYLES AND SOSA BRAWL TO THE OUTSIDE, COLLAPSING JUST BEFORE US BUT MYLES IS THE ONE WITH THE ADVANTAGE HERE, HE DROPS THE SHOULDER AND DRIVES IT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF SOSA BEFORE DRIVING HIM BACK AND INTO THE BARRICADE! SOSA’S SPINE CRACKING AGAINST THE WALL BUT MYLES CONTINUES TO TEE OFF ON HIM!
James Peters: BUT BACK IN THE RING, IT’S STILL CAMILLE AND MINERVA AND REX AND DRAKE SQUARING OFF. MINERVA STARTS TO GET ON TOP OF CAMILLE AS SHE BITES DOWN ON THE SKIN AND FLESH OF HER OPPONENT; SINKING HER TEETH INTO CAMILLE, JUST ABOVE THE EYEBROW. MS. EXTREME PUSHES HER AWAY BUT THE VISIBLE TEETH MARKS REMAIN, A REMINDER OF HOW DEADLY MINERVA CAN BE! MINERVA TURNS HER ATTENTION TO REX, TO ASSIST DRAKE BUT MS. EXTREME QUICKLY PULLS HER BACK AWAY, LANDING A BLOW TO THE BACK! MINERVA TRIES TO SHRUG IT OFF, BUT BEING CAUGHT OFF GUARD WAS ENOUGH! SHE TOSSES MINERVA TO THE OUTSIDE AND THE TWO CONTINUE TO TRADE BLOWS AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING.
Persephone: And now we have just two, my sexy Rexy and this bum! The referee finally has things under control as Rex and Drake jostle for control of this match!
Rich Russillo: Much to your disappointment Persephone it’s Drake who gets the advantage here! A collar and elbow tie up dropping Rex to a knee! But Rex shoots back up to a complete vertical base and drives Drake into the corner! Neither man releasing their grip despite the referee stepping in, instead Drake rolls along the ropes, trading positions back and forth with Rex until he makes it to his corner! Smart work from the former EAW World Heavyweight Champion and the 2020 Elitist of the Year! Myles tags in!
James Peters: Drake holds onto Rex for a brief moment as Myles delivers a quick, swift punch to the gut. It’s enough to take the wind out of Rex McAllister in the early goings of this match! Rex stands upright, turns and looks towards his own corner where Ms. Extreme and SOSA Henderson are already up on the apron, ready to tag themselves in. MYLES CONNECTS WITH A STANDING JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF REX’S HEAD! Rex collapses to the ground and Myles quickly jumps into the cover.
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: NO! Kickout by Rex!
Rich Russillo: You do have to wonder how prepared any of these six competitors are for this match. New Eden had the plan all week long to sit in and refuse to wrestle one another, they thought their protest would spare them having to wrestle here tonight let alone have to face the quality of opposition like this. But it seems like New Eden were more prepared than the others if the early goings of this match are anything to go by.
Persephone: OF COURSE! IT DOESN’T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO REALISE THAT RICH! LOOK AT REX, HE’S UNPREPARED, WHY ELSE WOULD HE BE UNDER THIS MUCH STRESS ALREADY AGAINST SOMEONE LIKE MYLES?
James Peters: Regardless of who is prepared and how well they are prepared, it’s Myles with the advantage right now as Rex tries to get back to his feet but Myles drops the back elbow across the back of Rex’s head. Rex collapses to the canvas again, his arm reached out. He wants to tag out, but Myles won’t let him cross the center of the ring. Instead he drags Rex back to his corner and tags in Minerva.
Rich Russillo: New Eden as expected working together tremendously well as Minerva quickly steps in to continue the offense. Minerva pulls Rex up by the hair and swiftly slams him face first into the canvas. Once again, she picks Rex’s head up and swiftly drives him into the canvas. Already the energy being sapped from Rex McAllister as the unforgiving nature of New Eden sets in; the frustrations they hold boiling over tonight and it’s Rex who for now is on the receiving end of it all, at least for the time being. Minerva keeps him tapped in their half of the ring, visible frustrations on the other apron as Minerva drags Rex to his feet but takes him back down near immediately with a swinging neck-breaker! Minerva makes the cover.
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: THANK GOD REX KICKED OUT!
James Peters: Surprisingly Minerva doesn’t lash out, it’s Drake on the apron ensuring her that everything is okay. Drake, preaching control over Rex encourages her to not relent but Myles offers his hand to tag back in. Drake nods his head and Minerva tags in!
Persephone: Ugh. I hate seeing this idiot. I learned what the word ‘bogan’ meant this week and he is one hundred percent a bogan! A useless, filthy bogan!
James Peters: Regardless of what he is, Myles quickly dives into the ring and delivers a clubbing blow to the spine of Rex McAllister! A second and a third clubbing blow refusing to let Rex escape the undesirable position he finds himself in currently. Myles picks Rex up back to his feet and sends him reeling into the ropes. Ms. Extreme reaches out but wasn’t able to get the pin as Rex comes flying back! Myles looks to connect with a running knee strike yet Rex steps out of the way! Able to float behind the Australian and wrap the arms around the waist! Myles immediately fires back with an elbow but it misses! Instead Rex catches the arm, lifts Myles up and drops him back down with a back body drop! A small reprieve earned by Rex but it’s not much as Myles quickly gets back to his feet! Rex slower to his, Myles looking for a shotgun dropkick but Rex dodges and instead immediately makes the cover as Myles hits the canvas!
Rich Russillo: Myles quickly powers out hardly at a count of one! Rex immediately transitions into a grounded sleeperhold! If not to wear Myles down then at least to recover some of the energy he’s spent trying to protect himself. He could make the tag, but this is just as good. He’s bounced back from being outnumbered by Myles and Minerva so far in this match as Drake watches on; this might be enough to tip the tide back in favour of the makeshift trio of Rex, Ms. Extreme and SOSA!
Persephone: I don’t even think Rex needs those two now! He can do it alone with this match firmly in his control! Choke him Rex! Choke him like my dreams!
Rich Russillo: :wtf:
James Peters: R…r…right. Myles tries to fight back to a vertical base, his feet slowly becoming more and more firm on the canvas with each move he makes. Myles, the fresher man still, wasn’t going to stay down long as he gets back upright! Rex, holding on and trying to get the absolute most out of this sleeperhold! But Myles connects with a fist to the ribs! It buckles Rex for a second, the brief moment allows Myles to step forward and slightly break the hold, but Rex near seamlessly slides into a side headlock! No! Myles shrugs him off! ENZIGURI!–
Persephone: REXY’S GOLDEN BOOT RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE OF MYLES! HE DROPS HIM TO THE CANVAS! BAH GAWD THIS COULD BE IT FOR SEXY REXY! HE COVERS HIM!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: KICKOUT AT TWO BY MYLES! Both men race back to their feet and meet in the middle of the ring! Both men neither having their backs to their respective corners as Myles and Rex trade lefts and rights! A strong right stuns Rex, Rex remains a little wobbly on his feet as Myles backs up and races towards him! But Rex counters with a Tilt The Whirl Backbreaker! NO! MYLES COUNTERS WITH THE ARMDRAG AND MAINTAINS CONTROL! HE DRAGS REX UP TO HIS FEET AND PULLS HIM IN! FALCON ARROW! NO! NO! NO REX FLIPS OUT OF IT BUT MYLES STILL SITS DOWN INTO THAT SEATED POSITION! REX COLLAPSES TO THE CANVAS, HE MIGHT HAVE JUST EXPELLED A LITTLE TOO MUCH OF THE TANK FOR THE TIME BEING BUT IT’S CLOSE ENOUGH! HE MANAGES TO TAG IN SOSA HENDERSON BEFORE MYLES CAN GRAB THE BOOT!
(The virtual crowd roars with SOSA being tagged in)
James Peters: AN UNFAMILIAR REACTION YET MOST APPROPRIATE FOR TONIGHT FOR SOSA HENDERSON, LOOKING TO EXTRACT SO PAYBACK FOR WHAT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY NIGHT! SOSA STARES DOWN DRAKE, IMPLORING HIM TO TAG INTO THE MATCH! Myles reaches his feet, almost insulted that SOSA won’t treat him better and is looking past him towards Drake. But instead he tags in…
Rich Russillo: It’s Minerva instead! Minerva nods to Drake who motions for her to enter the ring and by all means fight SOSA! SOSA shrugs his shoulders, realising just about anything will do. It doesn’t matter who it is, any sense of retribution against New Eden will be good enough for him tonight! SOSA calmly circles the ring but the fiery nature of Minerva doesn’t give him much of a chance to take things slowly, she races to the middle of the ring and begins to land several blows to SOSA! But SOSA simply washes them away and delivers a swift punch of his own. Minerva swings wildly but SOSA manages to duck beneath! He rebounds off the ropes and comes charging back with a single leg dropkick! It floors Minerva for a moment however she bounces back to her feet! SOSA looking for a roundhouse kick! But Minerva ducks beneath, catches the other leg and rolls SOSA up him for a pin! FEET ON THE BOTTOM ROPE TO BOOT!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: NO! SOSA POWERS OUT!
(The camera cuts to Drake King standing on the apron, looking frustrated with how this match has turned against New Eden. He doesn’t say a word, instead it’s Myles encouraging Minerva to keep it up)
James Peters: You gotta wonder what’s going through Drake’s mind. He hasn’t been part of this match since the opening exchange, that brawl we saw but instead has barked orders, directed the other two members of New Eden.
Persephone: Well maybe he should get into that ring himself and do something about it instead of just chirping on the ring apron!
(The camera then cuts backstage to Impact once more. He’s enjoying the undesirable position New Eden find themselves in)
James Peters: We heard from Impact earlier tonight that he doesn’t want to get involved, only observe but this certainly has to be something he’s enjoying. Watching nothing go right for Drake King tonight and the issues he has had with Captain Charisma.
Rich Russillo: Back in the ring though, it’s SOSA who manages to get the advantage in this contest between the two. He’s the first to land a punch on Minerva, who tries to respond in kind with an equal blow but SOSA is quick to deliver a knee to the midsection. Minerva bends over clutching her ribs but perks back up and connects with a basement dropkick! Kicking out the legs of SOSA Henderson who drops to a knee! Minerva runs the ropes and comes flying back with a baseball slide dropkick! Kicking out the other knee of SOSA Henderson!
Persephone: At this rate SOSA Henderson might not be able to get back up! Minerva is relentless in trying to make a statement here tonight if not for herself, than for all of New Eden! Feeling disrespected, she mounts SOSA and begins to deliver several head butts, trying to disorientate SOSA beyond capable of making a tag! But SOSA fires back with a forearm shot for every headbutt Minerva makes! The gap between blows shortens until it’s only SOSA firing away with forearm shots to the jaw! It rattles Minerva who staggers back to her feet, but SOSA is hot on her trail, refusing to let her get near her corner. SOSA ignores tagging in Ms. Extreme who has her hand reached out, instead he drives Minerva down to the canvas with a back suplex! Center of the ring, SOSA makes the cover!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: Minerva gets the shoulder up before the count of three! This match has been nothing short of chaotic, barely a moment to breath but that just follows the pattern of tonight’s tremendous Voltage! SOSA assists Minerva back to her feet, he wraps the arm around his head and looks to connect with the Lumbar Check! But Minerva is quick to wrestle free of his grip! She slips out and behind! SOSA fires back with an elbow but it misses! Release German Suplex! Minerva connects with the German Suplex and begins to reach for her corner! She powers off the canvas with her feet but JUST before she can tag Myles back in, SOSA grabs her by the boot! Minerva, trying to kick out at SOSA, trying to break free of his grip but he drags her back towards the center of the ring. Both competitors scramble to their feet, Minerva clocks SOSA with a jumping knee strike, ala Myles, but SOSA isn’t bothered by it. Instead, he cracks Minerva over the head with a headbutt of his own!
Rich Russillo: Minerva is out on her feet as SOSA backs into the corner. He perches himself on the second rope, waiting for Minerva to turn around! Diving crossbody! It connects! But Minerva has the wherewithal to power out before the referee could make a count! Instead, the natural flow of adrenaline pumps through their veins as both competitors race to their feet! MINERVA TURNS AROUND! ROLLING THUNDER INTO A CUTTER! SOSA TAKES MINERVA BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS! BUT HE DOESN’T LOOK FINISHED AT ALL!
James Peters: Not at all, Rich! SOSA flips to the outside! Looking for a slingshot back to Minerva in the ring but Myles is there to distract him! Talking his talk, trying to buy Minerva some time…SUPERKICK! Myles just had his head kicked flush off by SOSA Henderson! SLINGSHOT DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! BOTH FEET DRIVEN INTO THE RIBS OF MINERVA! MINERVA SHOOTS BACK UP TO HER FEET, TRYING TO GET BACK INTO HER CORNER BUT INSTEAD SOSA GRABS HER BY THE TIGHTS AND DRAGS HER BACK IN, HE TAKES THE ARM AND TRAPS IT, LOOKING FOR THE CROSSFACE! MINERVA DESPERATELY FIGHTS OUT OF IT, SCRATCH THE ARM OF SOSA HENDERSON BUT SOSA DOESN’T RELENT, STILL TRYING TO DRAG HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS!
Persephone: MINERVA RAKES THE EYES! MINERVA HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO TRY AND RIP AT THE EYES OF HER OPPONENT AND SOSA HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO RELEASE! IT GIVES MINERVA THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAG OUT! MYLES SLOWLY RISES TO HIS FEET WITH HIS HAND OUT…BUT SHE TAGS IN DRAKE!
(The virtual crowd once more rises in cheers as Drake slowly enters the ring. He and SOSA locking eyes neither taking them off the other)
James Peters: After what New Eden did to SOSA Henderson on Dynasty on Friday night, it’s not hard to guess that SOSA has all the intentions of doing some bad, bad things to Drake tonight…
James Peters: SOSA HENDERSON IS GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT, MS. EXTREME FINALLY GETS TO TAG INTO THIS MATCH! SOSA doesn’t look all too happy himself but he doesn’t dispute it with Ms. Extreme. Instead, Ms. Extreme steps into the ring as SOSA exits and this, more than having to face SOSA, puts a smile on the face of Drake King! The man is fighting several wars right now including having to contend with the other Ava sister here on Voltage, Candice Blair and her involvement in his relationship with Sierra Bradford! It might not be the same, but I’m sure it would feel good to take some frustration out against an Ava, any Ava, here tonight.
(Ms. Extreme and Drake King come face to face in the center of the ring. Jawing back and forth, Ms. Extreme remains, as one would expect, unimpressed by Drake and far from intimidated by his words)
James Peters: MS. EXTREME ROCKS DRAKE KING TO BEGIN! A STRAIGHT RIGHT FIST UNAPOLOGETIC IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD! DRAKE TRIES TO RESPOND, BUT MS. EXTREME CUTS HIM OFF AND CONNECTS WITH YET ANOTHER! DRAKE GOES REELING ONTO THE ROPES BUT MS. EXTREME IS THERE TO STOP HIM FROM GOING ANYWHERE ELSE! A BACKHANDED CHOP THAT ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE A GUNSHOT IN THIS VENUE!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme Irish Whips Drake across the ring but Drake manages to stop himself on the other side! Ms. Extreme comes forward, looking to maintain her offense BUT DRAKE CHARGES OUT AND CONNECTS WITH A LARIAT! Giving up momentum for the sake of luring Ms. Extreme in! There’s a good, good reason why Drake King has achieved all he has achieved already in his career; it’s instincts like that and getting ahead of his opponent!
Persephone: Quite frankly I couldn’t care any less about Ms. Extreme here, she should really just tag out to Rexy so we can all be graced with his excellent and far superior abilities.
James Peters: It doesn’t seem like Drake King is going to allow it. He’s gained the control of the match firmly, perhaps the first time since the numbers advantage against Rex in this contest. His confidence oozing out without any humility at all. Ms. Extreme struggles to get back to her feet at a quicker face, unfortunately for her she stumbles into the grasp of Drake who immediately takes her back down with a Scoop Brainbuster! Straight down onto the crown of her skull! Drake makes the cover!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: Ms. Extreme gets the shoulder up! Ms. Extreme once again tries to hastily get to her feet but instead she’s knocked back down nonchalauntly by Drake with a superkick! The boot flush on the chin rattling Ms. Extreme! Perhaps she underestimated Drake in confronting New Eden tonight, but that’s just par the course with Ms. Extreme, so willing to throw herself into a fire like this!
Rich Russillo: Drake, maintaining control of this match now dictating when and where Ms. Extreme gets to her feet, bullying her into an unoccupied corner until she uses the turnbuckles to lift herself up! Drake connects with a jumping knee! Stunning Ms. Extreme who maintains her vertical base clinging to the top turnbuckle! But she can’t keep herself upright for much longer! She stumbles forwards into the grasp of Drake King who hoists her up onto his shoulders and launches her into the corner! The Buckle Bomb shaping the entire ring, such force almost shifting it completely from the center of the arena! Ms. Extreme collapses to the canvas and Drake makes yet another cover.
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE-
James Peters: Ms. Extreme won’t go down! She kicks out before the count of three! A sick smile appears on the face of Drake King, as if he realises he can continue to unleash suffering on Ms. Extreme. She barely stirs as Drake sits on his knees, arms stretched out and looking down on her.
Drake King: (No Mic) What do you think you can do to me? To us? This is why YOU need us, why EVERYONE needs us! This is just a taste of what kind of hopelessness exists for you and especially your sister if she continues to get involved with my personal life.
James Peters: Drake King feeling confident enough to trash talk his opponents here tonight. That belief, that idea of their necessity for this business, trying to better all others isn’t wavering at all.
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme finally begins to stir more and more, SOSA and Rex on the apron cheering her on, encouraging her as she comes face to face with Drake who hasn’t moved from off his knees! That cocky, arrogant smile still fixated on his face– AND MS. EXTREME DRIVES HER SKULL INTO HIS MOUTH! DRAKE KING’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AS MS. EXTREME FINALLY COMES TO A BIT OF LIFE!
James Peters: Drake races to his feet! Stumbling as he does being knocked a little loopy from the headbutt! He backs onto the ropes but comes charging back! Ms. Extreme leaps to her feet and ducks underneath as Drake swings wildly and misses with the lariat! Ms. Extreme floats around and connects with the German Suplex! Once again Drake bounces to his feet, a look of desperation beginning to creep more and more on his face as Ms. Extreme almost instantly has flipped the momentum of this match! Drake turns…FRANKENSTEINER!!! DRIVING DRAKE KING ONTO HIS HEAD AND MS. EXTREME MAINTAINS THE POSITION FOR A PIN!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!
Rich Russillo: NO! NO! SHE ALMOST HAD IT! SHE ALMOST HAD A BIG VICTORY! DRAKE SHRUGS MS. EXTREME OFF AS BOTH COMPETITORS GET TO THEIR FEET! IT’S DRAKE FIRST THOUGH, WHO CONNECTS WITH A BICYCLE KICK! MS. EXTREME REELS AWAY BUT SHAKES IT OFF TO CONNECT WITH A BOOT RIGHT TO THE RIBS! DRAKE STAGGERS BACKWARDS— AND CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH TO SOSA HENDERSON! AN UNCALLED FOR ATTACK DROPPING SOSA FROM THE RING APRON!
(Rex jumps down to check on SOSA)
James Peters: I can’t say I’m not surprised but Ms. Extreme isn’t going to care about her partner for the moment! She spins Drake around and connects with an Exploder Suplex! Ms. Extreme holds the leg for the pin with the bridge!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: DRAKE KICKS OUT! BUT MS. EXTREME IMMEDIATELY ROLLS HIM OVER AND STRAIGHT INTO THE AVA LOCK! THE AVA LOCK IS SET IN! DRAKE’S PERILOUS SITUATION BECOMES GLARINGLY OBVIOUS FOR NEW EDEN AS BOTH MYLES AND MINERVA LAUNCH THEMSELVES INTO THE RING TO BREAK UP THE SUBMISSION! THE REFEREE ORDERS THEM TO EXIT BUT THEY’RE NOT PAYING ANY ATTENTION! IT’S BECOMING A TWO ON ONE BEATDOWN WITH DRAKE RECOVERING TO THE SIDE!
James Peters: NOT ANYMORE! REX AND SOSA STORM THE RING AND IMMEDIATELY CHARGE TOWARDS MYLES AND MINERVA! WE’RE RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED THIS MATCH! WITH A BRAWL ALMOST MIRRORING WHAT WE’LL SEE AT GRAND RAMPAGE IN JUST A FEW WEEKS! EVERYONE TEEING OFF ON ONE ANOTHER! AND DRAKE KING IS BACK TO HIS FEET! HE TAKES AIM AT REX MCALLISTER AS MS. EXTREME SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HERS, FENDING OFF MYLES! ALL SIX, ALL WITH THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL BATTLES, THE OFFICIAL DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO…
(The referee tries to create some law and order in the ring but nobody is responding to him! Eventually, he simply calls for the bell to throw the match out!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: I’M PRETTY SURE THE REFEREE HAS JUST GIVEN UP ON THIS CONTEST AND I DON’T BLAME HIM!! THIS BRAWL THAT HAS ONCE MORE BROKEN OUT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET BACK UNDER CONTROL! NEW EDEN ARE FINALLY BEING PRESSED AGAINST THE ROPES! DRAKE, MINERVA AND MYLES TRY TO FIGHT BACK, NEITHER SIDE SEEM TO BE BACKING DOWN, BUT IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE A WINLESS BATTLE!
Persephone: GOD I HATE TO SIDE WITH THEM BUT FOR SEXY REXY’S SAKE I’M GLAD TO SEE MS. EXTREME AND SOSA HENDERSON ON TOP HERE! SOSA MANAGES TO LAND A STUNNING RIGHT FIST ACROSS THE JAW OF MYLES WHO DROPS TO THE GROUND! HE TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO MINERVA, ASSISTING MS. EXTREME! MINERVA TRYING TO FIGHT OFF BOTH AT ONCE CAN’T DEFEND HERSELF AND IT’S SOSA WHO TAKES HER BY THE HEAD AND FLINGS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK! IT’S MYLES BACK IN THE RING AS HE MANAGES TO CATCH MS. EXTREME OFF GUARD. MYLES, LOOKING TO THROW MS. EXTREME OVER THE TOP ROPE, ONCE MORE SYMBOLIC OF THE GRAND RAMPAGE MATCH. BUT MS. EXTREME REVERSES IT AND SENDS MYLES CRASHING OVER THE TOP! BARELY CLIPPING MINERVA ON THE WAY DOWN! THAT COULD HAVE SPENT DISASTER FOR HER!
Persephone: AND NOW REX! REX DUMPS DRAKE KING OVER THE TOP ROPE DRAKE COMES CRASHING DOWN ON TOP OF BOTH MYLES AND MINERVA! BAH GAWD I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT IN JUST A FEW WEEKS AT GRAND RAMPAGE! NEW EDEN AREN’T GOING TO DO A THING TO STOP REX FROM GOING BACK TO BACK!
(The virtual crowd erupts in applause and praise as “Champions” by Barnes Courtney plays. Rex McAllister, Ms. Extreme and SOSA Henderson all stand tall, celebrating getting the advantage over New Eden. New Eden slowly rises to their feet, frustrated, furious and beginning to lose their cool. Drake becomes increasingly more irate, more so than he was previously, requiring both Myles and Minerva to hold him back. The three others standing in the ring turn their attention from the crowd to New Eden, taunting and provoking them. A war of inaudible words breaks out between the two sides.)
James Peters: Is this what we have to look forward to in Dallas? At Grand Rampage? Will it be one of these three, one of Ms. Extreme, SOSA Henderson, or the 2020 winner Rex McAllister standing tall as the winner of the Grand Rampage match?!?!
(To make matters worse, Impact emerges on top of the stage. With a wide grin on his face, he claps, signalling his enjoyment of the chaos that has unfolded. Drake’s eyes widen greatly as he turns to see Impact on the stage. Several referees rush out to hold Drake back as Impact’s mere presence and expression only bothers Drake more. Myles and Minerva continue to bark back and forth with Ms. Extreme and SOSA Henderson, both flexing the fact that despite not getting an official win, they still got the better of them here tonight)
Rich Russillo: All of this is just a sign of what’s to come in a short few weeks. The Grand Rampage match shapes up to become one of the all time greats this company has ever had! Rivalries, bitter vendettas and unrelenting desires all coming to ahead.
James Peters: But tonight, that was all put aside as Ms. Extreme, SOSA Henderson and last year’s Grand Rampage match winner Rex McAllister manage to pull one over on Drake King and New Eden.And that look on the face of Impact says it all, the pleasure and the joy of watching this all unfold and watch it all happen at the expense of Drake King. I can’t imagine this will sit too well. However that’s all we have for you tonight! Ladies and gentlemen thank you for watching another incredible episode of Sunday night Voltage. Good night and we’ll see you next week!
(The camera cuts to behind Impact staring down at the two groups. The calmness and poise of both ends, of Impact and those in the ring is broken by Drake’s loud, constant complaining. The final shot of the show has Ms. Extreme, SOSA Henderson and Rex McAllister shaking hands, thanking one another for their work here tonight as the camera fades to black)
(EAW logo buzzes.)