(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The recap begins with New Eden airing out their issues about the three of them losing their matches at Shock Value. In Drake King’s case, he wants answers from Malcolm Jones, who cost him the EAW Championship. Malcolm responds that he was getting back from Drake, costing him his match for the Unified Tag Team Championships and that Shock Value was just the beginning for him and things are not over between the two of them. This would not be the last time we saw Malcolm Jones backstage as he interrupted Terry Chambers’ promo, talking about his title defense at Shock Value. Malcolm was right on cue when Terry stated that he didn’t appreciate Malcolm making his presence felt in the match. Malcolm states that he’s the reason why Drake King isn’t champion and that he saved Terry’s reign. Malcolm claims that Terry’s a marked man and that there’s going to be people trying to take the title from him. Terry states that winning the Grand Prix doesn’t entitle Malcolm for a shot at the EAW Championship, but Malcolm tells Terry not to get too comfortable because he’ll be getting his shot.)
(RECAP: We also hear from the two participants of the Electrified Hardcore Ironman match, Rex McAllister and Ms. Extreme, who cut their own respective promos and declare their entries for the Grand Rampage. The business with New Eden is not done as they confront Captain Charisma with the accusations that he wanted to see the group fail at Shock Value, but Captain Charisma inserts New Eden to Grand Rampage as Drake vows that all three of them will main event Pain for Pride. We also have Sierra Bradford being confronted by Jayson Maximoff, who claimed that his judgement at Shock Value was way off and apologizes her, but Drake King, who tries to come to Sierra’s aid, but Candice Blair, who assures Sierra that it’s her decision to decide who Sierra wants to have around her and Drake isn’t someone that she should have around, but Drake assures Candice that her help is not needed. Candice insists that Sierra is being abused, but Drake grabs Candice by the throat and drives her back against the wall and warns her to stay away from Sierra. We see Constance Blevins and TLA face off one-on-one in a highly competitive match. TLA has his foot on the bottom rope but Myles brushes it off. Myles and Minerva attack TLA as the last scene is the two of them standing tall.)
(“33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula and ZillaKami plays, cueing the music for Sunday Night Voltage as it pans to the World 1 Theatre in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The virtual crowd is cheering before it pans to the commentary desk with James Peters, Rich Russillo and Persephone Tsitsipas.)
James Peters: We begin the road to Grand Rampage! Welcome to Voltage! I’m James Peters. Next to me is Rich Russillo and the lovely woman is Persephone Tsitsipas. Already, we have New Eden, Ms. Extreme and Rex McAllister announce their intentions for Grand Rampage and more from our brand will be announced in the upcoming weeks! But, we have an exciting edition of Voltage!
Rich Russillo: Newly crowned, National Elite Champion, TLA puts his title on the line against Myles! We will see two of the best women on Voltage clash as our Universal Women’s Champion, Darcy May Morgan takes on former Universal Women’s Champion and 1/3 of New Eden, Minerva!
James Peters: We will see the EAW Champion in action as Terry Chambers takes on our resident activist, Candice Blair!
Persephone: Who gives a fuck? REX WILL BE IN ACTION TONIGHT AS HE WIPES THE FLOOR WITH THAT SHOWDOWN SCUM JAMES RANGER! I HAVE BEEN DEPRIVED OF REX FOR SO LONG! WE NEED HIM NOW!
Rich Russillo: She seems quite excited, but this is gonna be an exciting show —
(“Spotlight Savior” by Iggy Azalea cuts the commentary as Universal Women’s Champion, Darcy May Morgan comes out with the title on her shoulder. Darcy looks more than ready to compete due to her choice of attire, but the champion looks quite confident as she walks her way down the ramp. She really couldn’t care less about the reception of the crowd, but at least, she seems to be liking the attention that they are giving her.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION…DARCY MAY MORGAN!!!!!!!
James Peters: Well, we’re beginning things off with Darcy May Morgan and the rumor is that she is going to be out here to state that she wants a fight at Grand Rampage.
Rich Russillo: Darcy has one title defense underneath her belt and that was against Harper Lee, but I can tell that she’s in a mood for more competition. This woman has always gone her way to face whoever steps up to her and I don’t think that this time will be any different at all.
Persephone: Yes, it seems like it’s the same each time this bitch is in a match. We’re all just waiting for sUpEr dArCy to do something amazing. Rex could never do that!
(Darcy May Morgan stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone in her hand. “Spotlight Savior” dies down as the crowd showers Darcy with a negative reception, but she doesn’t let it get the best of her.)
Darcy May Morgan: I know this comes as a shock to a lot of people, but I am a nice person. I have put up with so much of the negativity around this brand. I’ve had women like Harper Lee go on smear campaigns, trying to picture me as a fake and bullying bitch who doesn’t care about the women’s division and the women in this division, but it turns out that people have said similar things on social media towards me. They have claimed that I don’t deserve to be champion or that my reign has been boring so far and that someone needs to take this championship from me as soon as possible. Instead of letting the naysayers and doubters think that their words have gotten the best of me, I have ignored all of that and done my thing. I stepped into the ring with Harper Lee at Shock Value and gave her the fight of her life. I assured her that she has a long way before she can lace my boots. I provided Harper with a wonderful learning experience of stepping into the ring with the amazing and talented wrestler that I am. I GAVE Harper Lee a shot at the Universal Women’s Champion; I ALLOWED for her to compete for a shot at taking this title away from me. She would have never gotten the shot in the very first place if I never said anything about it. There was all of this talk about how I didn’t deserve this title, but she was the least deserving person to get a shot at my title. But, I am such a nice and compassionate person. I care about giving EVERYONE a shot at my title and I allowed for Harper to compete for my title, but she lost. Now, people can claim that me clinging onto the referee helped turn the tides of the match into my favor, but I showed wonderful resilience. Your ‘Face of Women’s Wrestling’ showed wonderful quick thinking to help get out of the situation that she was in and I retained! I won the match and showed everyone another example of your ‘Face of Women’s Wrestling’ being heads and shoulders above the competition.
Darcy May Morgan: It is the same energy going into my match with Minerva. We are going to be witnessing the former Universal Women’s Champion going up against the current Universal Women’s Championship. It’s a match up that is FPV worthy, but I, as your Universal Women’s Champion, am going to bless you with such a wonderful women’s match on the card. I know that Minerva is always striving to go up against great competition, so I know that she is going to be bringing everything that she has to offer going into this match. Just like I know whoever steps up to the plate to me at Grand Rampage will bring everything that they got to the match. As for Grand Rampage, it’s insane to believe that I walked into the event last year as Specialists Champion. This year, I walk into the event as the Universal Women’s Champion! I walk in as ‘The Face of Women’s Wrestling.’ Within my match against Dr. Bethany Blue last year, I introduced the entire world to ‘Super Darcy.’ As I reflect on my match with Bethany, I felt like it was a turning point for me. One of the most iconic moments in the history of women’s wrestling was me popping my shoulder back into it’s place as I fought with my whole heart to defend the Specialists Championship. :wow: It’s truly a moment that I LOVE to remember, but this year, I plan to do the same thing as I defend the Universal Women’s Championship with the same kind of valor —
(“ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brenden Urie cuts through the speakers as Veena Adams comes out with a poised and confident look on her face. Her eyes are directly at Darcy May Morgan as she looks at the Universal Women’s Champion with a disgusted look on her face.)
Persephone: YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! QUEEN VEENA IS BACK ON VOLTAGE!!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
James Peters: You’re a Veena Adams fan? :skip:
Persephone: She’s the only real female in this company. She is full of power and I see a bit of myself in her. What’s not to like? :notbad:
Rich Russillo: EVERYTHING.
James Peters: We heard word that Veena Adams was going to be featured in a match against Ms. Extreme tonight, but there was also talk about her checking out the Universal Women’s Champion and seeing if she’s good enough to carry the title on her shoulder.
(Veena Adams gets a microphone before standing across from Darcy May Morgan as “ME!” fades.)
Veena Adams: Is this who I’m letting hold the Universal Women’s Championship? :wtf: Somehow, I’m letting Darcy Dumbfuck Morgan run around with championship gold, parading around like she gives a fuck about the women’s division? “Look at me everyone! I’m so compassionate and a giver! I care about women’s wrestling! 🥺” Cut the shit, Darcy. Oh gawd, just hearing you cut a promo is one of the most cringe things that I have ever heard during my time in EAW and we’ve had a shit ton of cringe things happen. You are probably one of the fakest bitches that I’ve ever seen and we have Trashidy Heart, The Avas and Blandra Valenwhore in this company, but we’re supposed to believe that everything coming out of that gap tooth of yours is genuine? Give me the fucking break, Darcy Warcy. It’s easy for you to be so giving, nice and compassionate and all of that crap when you’re facing mediocre bitches like Cuntper who finally achieved something when she took down that deadweight of a tag team partner of her’s.
Veena Adams: Imagine being so fucking awful that you needed Cuntper to be your first title defense? Imagine needing to go to the bottom of the barrel and that bitch is the best that you can do? That’s fucking depressing and it’s something that I should have expected coming from such a bland and uninteresting bitch like yourself. When you cashed in Cash in the Vault on that street rat, I expected this to be interesting. I thought that you would be a massive upgrade from Serena Bennett and her reign of terror, but this is more like a reign of boredom at the moment. For someone that calls themselves the ‘Leading Lady,’ you are not someone who I would trust to lead the women’s division to greatness. Your vision of being a ‘Leading Lady’ is nothing more than a hell of delusion. It’s nothing more than something that you call yourself believing that you deserved to be front and center on the stage, but you’re nothing special, Darcy. You’re not worthy to be holding that Universal Women’s Championship on your shoulder.
Darcy May Morgan: And, what have you done?
Veena Adams: Well, I’m the one that fired Serena Bennett, so you’re welcome. 😀 I did you and everyone a favor. The rest of us don’t get to have to watch you get your ass beat by a street rat for the 100th time.
Darcy May Morgan: What’s your purpose for being out here than being a waste of time?
Veena Adams: To clean up the women’s division. All of you whore think that your gender allows you to get away from performing at a piss poor level. People think that your name and status is enough to pass by, but if you saw what I was able to do to overhyped bitches like Riley McCray and Serena Bennett, you’ll see that I don’t give a fuck about who your name is, if you’re not stepping up to the plate and performing at the highest level, I will get rid of you and make sure that you never step foot in this company — not as long as I run things on Dynasty and with my good connections to the board. If I didn’t allow for former World Champions like Andrea Valentine to give mediocre efforts week after week without trading her ass to Showdown, you won’t be cut any slack, Darcy. Sadly, there’s no Empire brand to shove all of you bitches in, so that means I need to do the cleaning myself. I got rid of Serena Bennett and Riley McCray and I will get rid of anyone else who I consider to be a useless piece of shit. Even, if that means the Universal Women’s Champion herself.
(Veena Adams gets close to Darcy May Morgan’s face before eyeing the Universal Women’s Championship on her shoulder.)
Veena Adams: I’ll do some personal cleaning if I need too. Don’t think that the title on your shoulder saves yourself from me getting rid of you, Darcy. Take this as a warning — watch your back and compete at your highest level or you’re going to regret it.
(Veena Adams drops the microphone as “ME!” plays through the speaker again. Veena exits the ring as Darcy May Morgan stands in the middle of the ring, shaking her head. The confrontation with Veena didn’t pan out the way that she wanted too.)
Persephone: What a fucking queen. Someone fucking telling Darcy May Morgan what she needs to hear.
James Peters: I’m scared of you liking anyone else other than Rex.
Persephone: I’m still waiting on Rexy, don’t get me wrong.
Rich Russillo: We’ll be back with more Voltage after this!
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for the #EAWCares campaign, this time featuring Sierra Bradford.)
(We’re taken to the backstage area of Voltage, specifically the office of Captain Charisma, who has Greg Voltaire sitting in front of his desk in a chair. Captain Charisma sits behind the desk listening as Greg speaks, a frustration present in his tone and on his face as it appears that they’re already in the middle of a conversation.)
Greg Voltaire: I just think that what happened the other week was just a one-time thing; it has to be! I mean, everyone knows that I should’ve won that match. I’d definitely beat Lisa Wren if I was given a second match, you know?
Captain Charisma: No, I hear what you’re saying and you’re looking for opportunities, which is great. But Lisa’s looking at a bigger opportunity since winning at Shock Value, and in just a few short weeks, I’m sure she’ll be wanting to capitalize on it.
Greg Voltaire: Dude, forget about Lisa’s opportunity for a second and focus on me! This isn’t even really about Lisa when this whole conversation? It’s about me, Greg Voltaire, as the Elitist to watch-
???: Very cute. Very funny.
(Captain Charisma and Greg turn their attention to the door opening, as entering without so much as a knock or even a “hello” is Lisa Wren, clearly amused by what she’s just heard from Greg. She looks him over, certainly unimpressed which is made only that much clearer as she rolls her eyes at him.)
Lisa Wren: “The Elitist to watch” like I didn’t just beat you last week. I’m surprised your ass is still even here. I mean, hello, CC, what are you doing wasting your breath talking with this total dud and waste of roster space when you still haven’t even told me what my whole “Unique Opportunity” is even about?! I could’ve sworn I sent this white bread bland ass loser packing for good – but here you are entertaining his nonsense as if he’s ever gonna amount to anything around here.
(Captain Charisma lets out an audible sigh, loud enough to let everyone know that he’s clearly annoyed with Lisa’s attitude before he looks to Greg.)
Captain Charisma: Sorry, Greg, but it seems like we’ll have to continue this conversation some other time. But good luck out there tonight against Ryan!
(Greg carelessly shrugs and rises from his seat, brushing past Lisa on his way out the door and leaving the two of them alone.)
Lisa Wren: “GoOd LuCk OuT tHeRe!” Please. Now that that colossal waste of time isn’t in the way anymore, how about you get to taking care of some actual business for once? I should’ve already known long ago what the opportunity I won is going to lead to, but for whatever reason, you’re keeping it under lock and key like even I’m not allowed to know myself! But let me find out before my match tonight that it’s something dumb as hell like one of those stupid coupons, and I can’t say I can be held responsible for whatever the hell happens to poor, little Alexis Chambers later on.
(Captain Charisma rises from his chair and motions for Lisa to take the seat last preoccupied by Greg, but she gives it a dismissive wave.)
Lisa Wren: I’m good.
(Captain Charisma rolls his eyes and comes out from behind his desk with his arms crossed.)
Captain Charisma: C’mon, Lisa, this attitude of yours is exactly why you ended up being arrested. The way you disrespected Prince Fayyaad and his family is why you got locked up and nearly fired as a result of it. Don’t you think having gone through all that should warrant some kind of change in your attitude or at least call for some pause before you decide on the way you treat others? Sure, you beat Greg, but it really wasn’t that long ago when people were looking down on you in similar fashion. I haven’t forgotten that and I’m sure you haven’t been so quick to act like that was never the case for you. It’s all been a lot to handle, I’m sure, but I would just think that after all you’ve been through, that you would maybe want to dial things back a bit when you could be throwing it all away by being so brash and brazen still.
(Captain Charisma sits back against the edge of his desk, being as genuine with Lisa as he can seem to get across with her. A silence comes over the pair as he clearly expects a response from Lisa, who honestly looks unmoved by his whole spiel.)
Lisa Wren: Whatever, man. Was that all? Just tell me what my opportunity is already, damn.
Captain Charisma: 🙄!! Well, Lisa, the opportunity that you won for yourself back at Shock Value was for a New Breed Championship opportunity at Grand Rampage! At Grand Rampage, you’ll be meeting the current champion Andre Walker for it and I’m counting on you to be able to bring it here back to Voltage. We’ve got the Specialists Championship, the Unified Tag Team Championships all belonging to Voltage Elitists – but it’s the New Breed Championship that remains the only tri-branded belt that Voltage doesn’t have and I want it here on this brand! It won’t be easy, let me make that clear, as Andre is well on his way to becoming the longest reigning New Breed Champion but if there’s anyone right now that I know I can count on to stop him breaking that record, it’s you, Lisa.
Lisa Wren: You don’t think it looks even just the slightest bit suspicious at all that you’re asking me to hinder a black man from breaking some pasty white man’s record? Is there something you wanna get off your chest, CC? 🧐
Captain Charisma: Woah, woah, woah! Hey! It’s not like that at all, I swear! Let’s not go jumping to conclusions like that. I just want to see Voltage be as successful as possible, and those that are on my roster be successful also when I know they’ll be the same people putting in the work. Call me competitive, but when I’ve been through what I have with Voltage, I care deeply for wanting this to be seen as the top show in EAW. Having the New Breed Championship on Voltage would be playing a key part in that goal, and that’s why I’m counting on you to bring that title home.
(Despite the way Lisa went about making her presence known here just moments ago by barging in, Captain Charisma is undoubtedly completely behind Lisa Wren going out to achieve this monumental goal with his full support. Lisa, however, doesn’t seem moved at all by Captain Charisma’s honest expression for how much he cares for his brand and his roster, as she honestly looks amused for the slightest moment.)
Lisa Wren: Riiiight, yeah, mhm, sure. That must sound cute or whatever for you, but that whole “rah, rah let’s go Voltage” nonsense just ain’t for me. You’re not gonna see or hear me repeating any of that mess when there’s something far bigger at play than anything that’s got to do with your weird thirst for something like brand supremacy; shouldn’t be surprised that you’re trying to make MY opportunity all about how you’ve just gotta apparently see everything come under your authority and control 🙄. Yeah, I’m not having that, Captain Charisma! That’s why I’m not gonna go win that New Breed Championship “for Voltage”, absolutely not. What I am gonna go do, though? Is make you and everyone else watch how I’m gonna go out there against Andre Walker at Grand Rampage proving that I’m not some fluke or that I didn’t just happen to get lucky for this chance in the first place. People have been saying what they wanted about me for the longest – that I’m “this”, “that”, and the other like I don’t have what it takes to come up and rise through the ranks. I wouldn’t still be at this if I didn’t know in my heart that I’ve got what it takes to end up on top one day, and it looks like that day’s coming sooner than some people would want to admit. But I believe that my work is gonna pay off and pay off soon with this opportunity I ended up with when I take things even further by making sure that I cement my win for that championship solely for me, myself, and I.
(Lisa nods her head with a smirk before she turns and heads out the door, not even giving Captain Charisma a second look as she makes her exit from his office. Shaking his head at a loss for how to deal with Lisa in the future without things going down like it just did between them, he returns back behind his desk and to his chair as the scene begins to fade out.)
(Promotional ad for Grand Rampage, featuring the two preview videos already released.)
(Voltage fades to the backstage area, and the virtual crowd begins booing loudly as the camera shows Drake King. He’s still heavily bandaged up following his brutal match against Impact just one night ago at Reckless Wiring. Drake doesn’t look happy at all after the match ended in a No Contest due to neither competitor being able to continue after all the damage they did to each other, but after a few moments Drake begins to speak.)
Drake King: I’m sure you all watched my match against Impact at Reckless Wiring. Unfortunately this company and its fans glorify unnecessary violence so I don’t doubt for a second that you all watched that match hoping to see me and Impact kill each other. I faced Impact in that awful “Nail Hell Deathmatch” because I needed to stop the Impact Invitational. I needed to put an end to all of Impact’s plans because for too long Impact has been allowed to do whatever he wanted all while everyone else suffers. Impact has been allowed to extend his career, sticking around for YEARS just so he could waste everyone’s time with terrible ideas. Impact’s been around for so long and for some reason nobody has actually put in the effort to stop him. Everyone says that he should retire. Everyone says that he’s no longer in his prime and that he should just call it quits, but until now there’s been nobody to actually make that happen. With New Eden’s formation there’s now people who are willing to remove him and everyone else that stands in the way of salvation, and at Reckless Wiring I had my opportunity. I had the opportunity to do everything in my power to remove Impact from this company and get it through his thick skull that his presence doesn’t benefit everyone, but I wasn’t satisfied by the result. A No Contest, do you all really think that was enough? This wasn’t about bragging rights, this was about stopping Impact from ruining this industry and I’m not going to let this end with a No Contest. This isn’t over. This won’t be over until Impact is no longer a threat to this industry. He WILL get his due in the Grand Rampage match.
(The virtual crowd continues their booing, but Drake’s expression actually lightens up a bit as he continues speaking.)
Drake King: But… That match against Impact isn’t the only thing to occur at Reckless Wiring. In fact it wasn’t even the most important thing to happen. While I was over on Dynasty’s turf, I ran into something much more important for my own growth, and for New Eden’s vision.
(Drake begins to smile as the camera pans out, and finally Myles and Minerva enter the camera’s view, dragging the unconscious body of the Visual Prophet. He’s covered in blood and he has a ton of bruises all around his body. The virtual crowd is in shock seeing all of this, especially knowing about Drake’s fear of him ever since Pain for Pride. The two members of New Eden stand next to Drake, and they both look proud of what they’ve done. Drake looks down at the Visual Prophet, before once again beginning to speak.)
Drake King: Let’s face it. This was a long time coming. For too long I’ve just sat around and allowed this man to do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. I allowed him to get away with some of the worst actions this company has ever seen all with a smile on his face, and I’ve allowed him to live rent free in my own head. He’s been handed Championships, awards, fame, recognition, and what did I do about it? Nothing. I didn’t do anything. I’ve been complacent. I’ve been letting that man stay at the forefront of this industry for an ENTIRE SEASON. That ends now. HE should’ve never been allowed a spot in this company in the first place. HE should’ve never been allowed to become a World Champion. HE should’ve never been allowed to headline free-per-view after free-per-view, and he shouldn’t have found a fraction of the fame or fortune that he did but because I didn’t take action he was able to. Because I allowed what happened at Pain for Pride to get to me as much as it did he was allowed to thrive this season, but after today he will thrive no longer. New Eden’s goal is to change this industry by any means necessary and if it isn’t already clear, that means stepping out of our comfort zone. It means doing things we don’t want to do, it means doing things we shouldn’t be doing all so we one day won’t have to. Attacking people backstage, competing in deathmatches, these aren’t things I want to do, but I have to. We have to stoop to these lows because in a place like this you can only fight fire with fire. After today a lot of this company’s fire is going to be extinguished, because going forward this place won’t be plagued with his existence. This company won’t have to suffer thanks to his presence. Today we take one big step towards the future.
Drake King: The Visual Prophet is no more.
(The virtual crowd doesn’t even know how to react after hearing Drake say the Visual Prophet’s name for the first time since his return back at Bloodsport at the beginning of the season, but unfortunately the crowd isn’t given much time to react either as Myles and Minerva begin to hold the hurt Visual Prophet in place. They hold his head up above the ground as Drake begins to back up, before finally running in and delivering the “Book of Dristianity” punt kick to the former World Heavyweight Champion.The virtual crowd finally begins booing as they process what just happened as Drake, Myles, and Minerva just took out the Visual Prophet. The three members of New Eden stand over the fallen Visual Prophet, and without another word Voltage begins to fade away from the backstage area.)
(As Voltage fades back to ringside, Mississippi Queen by Mountain plays throughout the arena as Greg Voltaire is making his way into the ring walking past Bella Braxton, smirking leaning against the turnbuckle to the mixed reaction he gets.)
Bella Braxton: The opening contest on Voltage is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, he hails from San Francisco, Ca., weighing in at 223 pounds! They call him the “GOLDEN EXPEDITOR” GREG VOLTAIRE!!!!
James Peters: We saw the debut of Greg Voltaire last week against Lisa Wren, he came up short, but he was quite impressive and now he will face a Showdown newcomer in “The Reaper”.
Persephone: Can we just get to Rexy tonight? Nobody cares about these two guys.
Rich Russillo: They are two potentially future stars in the EAW and look to showcase their talents tonight.
(As Mississippi Queen dies down, ‘No Censor’ by Zone 2 plays throughout the arena as Ryan Matthews walks out, looking very intimidating and heading toward the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent, he hails from Las Vegas, Nevada! Weighing in at 291 pounds! He is “THE REAPER” RYAN MATTHEWS!!!!
(Slowly making his way down to the ring, Voltaire doesn’t look very impressed as he gets out of the ring when Matthews gets in, posing as the virtual crowd cheers.)
Persephone: He is one big ugly dude.
James Peters: He is one powerful man and Greg Voltaire better be ready as The Reaper looks like he could rip anyone in half.
Rich Russillo: He is a very intimidating individual and if I am Greg Voltaire, I want to use my speed and agility to run circles around him.
(The referee checks both men and calls for the start of the match.)
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(They lock up and immediately Ryan throws him back into the corner, Voltaire looks a bit shocked as he nods, then circles the ring again, this time he dodges the lock up, coming up from behind, but Ryan shakes his head, grabbing his hands and breaking the hug, flipping Voltaire over his shoulder landing hard on the mat, he rolls out of the ring.)
James Peters: Quick exchange and Greg Voltaire has learned very quickly that he cannot match strength with Ryan Matthews, he is trying to figure out the approach and he is out of the ring right now, trying to collect himself, doing whatever he can to take some time, it’s a good tactic as the referee is already at the three count.
(The referee counts. Four…… Five……. Six…….)
Greg Voltaire: (Off-Mic) Will you stop counting, I am resting here!
Referee: (Off-Mic) Get back in the ring now!
(Voltaire rolls his eyes and slides back into the ring but is caught by Ryan Matthews, he is lifted up by the neck in the air dangling, begging for his life.)
James Peters: Greg Voltaire might be done here and fast!
Persephone: YES! PLEASE!
Rich Russillo: The Reaper launches Voltaire across the ring! He lands hard and Greg is trying to scurry out again, but he is stopped, dragged back in and lifted up again in a Gorilla Press…. SLAMMING VOLTAIRE TO THE GROUND! The Reaper looks like he is playing with children right now! Voltaire is trying to get away and Reaper hoists him up, NO! Greg with a rake of the eyes and he runs against the ropes, Basement dropkick to try and get the big man down, but it doesn’t, the monster is still standing, he runs against the rope again, another one!
James Peters: Greg Voltaire needs to somehow get this monster off his feet! The Reaper is a tough guy to get down and so far, all he has done is overpowered him at every turn! Reaper stumbles back, Voltaire springs off the ropes, and flying body press, NO! He was caught in midair by The Reaper! POWERSLAM AND VOLTAIRE COULD BE DONE ALREADY!
Persephone: Meh, he kicked out, I know it is early in the match, but come on! This is only the first match, come on, we don’t have all night!
(The Reaper circles around, looking right at Voltaire who is arching his back in pain. He picks him up by the hair and Irish Whips him into the turnbuckle, rushing in with a huge clothesline, followed by another from the back of the head!)
James Peters: Greg Voltaire is a plaything right now for this giant silverback! He is in bad shape, and there is nothing that Voltaire can do about it, I have to agree with Persephone, maybe it is best for this young man to fight another day and stay down.
Rich Russillo: Voltaire is barely moving and Reaper is picking him up again, whipping him into the ropes, a BACK BODY DROP THAT GREG VOLTAIRE GETS SO MUCH HEIGHT HE JUST TOUCHED THE HEAVENS! GREG VOLTAIRE HAS BEEN BROKEN INTO PIECES AND HERE COMES RYAN MATTHEWS WITH A HUGE LEG DROP AND THE COVER!
Persephone: Did he really just get a shoulder up, what is wrong with this guy!?
James Peters: Voltaire is not staying down, The Reaper has him back up, going for a bear hug! No! Voltaire rakes the eyes of Matthews again! HE STUMBLES BACK AND VOLTAIRE WITH A SPEAR HE TAKES THE REAPER DOWN! VOLTAIRE IS NOW STOMPING THE FACE OF THE REAPER OVER AND OVER! HE DROPS ON HIM, MOUNTING WITH PUNCHES BUT REAPER THROWS HIM OFF!
(Greg Voltaire runs against the ropes, trying to time things perfectly as Matthews gets up, he delivers….)
Rich Russillo: COLD FEET! THE STEP UP ENZINGUIRI BY VOLTAIRE! It stuns The Reaper as he grabs on to the ropes, he looks a little wobbly here, and here comes Voltaire with a Big Boot on Reaper! The big man falls to one knee and Voltaire runs against the ropes again, ONE MORE COLD FEET AND REAPER IS DOWN! VOLTAIRE WITH THE COVER!
Persephone: Did he just throw Voltaire off him!?
James Peters: Voltaire lands on his feet! Reaper is back up and Voltaire is up on the second rope, Double Forearm! Reaper stumbles back, Voltaire with another Big Boot, NO! MATTHEWS GRABS HIS LEG, TURNS IT INTO A CHOKESLAM! VOLTAIRE IS DOWN AND RYAN MATTHEWS PICKS HIM BACK UP, VOLTAIRE IS DAZED AND CONFUSED….HIGH IMPACT! HE JUST TOOK VOLTAIRE’S HEAD OFF AND NOW HE LIFTS HIM BACK UP… POWERBOMB AND HE GOES FOR THE COVER! GOODNIGHT GREG VOLTAIRE!
(Reaper gets up after the fall but the referee takes his arm down that he raised, pointing to Voltaire’s leg draped on the bottom rope.)
Rich Russillo: THE REFEREE COUNTED THREE BUT VOLTAIRE HAD HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE, THE REFEREE SEES IT NOW AND CALLS IT OFF! The match continues! Reaper is angry, he grabs Greg and throws him into the ropes, he goes for a powerslam but Voltaire floats over, pushing Ryan into the ropes and hitting a backstabber! He has Ryan Matthews down, climbing up to the top rope, The Reaper is down…. HEAT SEEKING ELBOW! RIGHT ON THE CHEST OF THE REAPER! GREG VOLTAIRE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: OH, COME ON! I want to get to Rex!
James Peters: Greg Voltaire can’t believe that he didn’t get him, wait…. We saw this last week, he is setting up as Matthews gets up, he is going for Laryngitis! He tries to hit Reaper the moment he gets to his feet, right to the neck, NO! He grabs his arm, brings in Voltaire right into a reverse STO! Greg Voltaire was crushed by the monster and it looks like he is ready to finish it! HE IS GOING FOR SYSTEM FAILURE! GREG VOLTAIRE THOUGH PUNCHES RYAN MATTHEWS IN THE FACE CAUSING HIM TO DROP HIM, VOLTAIRE GOES BEHIND HIM AND MATTHEWS TURNS AROUND… LARYNGITIS! THE REAPER IS STUNNED AND GREG VOTAIRE GOES FOR A DDT BUT NO! REAPER FLIPS HIM OVER AND VOLTAIRE LANDS HARD ON THE MAT! HE SCURRIES TO THE CORNER! REAPER IS COMING RIGHT AFTER HIM AND …. VOLTAIRE GRABS HIM BY THE TRUNKS, HE PULLS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE FACE FIRST! REAPER IS DAZED!
Rich Russillo: VOLTAIRE TRIPS HIS LEGS! WAIT…. VOLTAIRE HAS HIS FEET ON THE TURNBUCKLES FOR LEVERAGE! THE OFFICIAL DOESN’T SEE IT!
(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner….. GREG VOLTAIRE!!!!!!!!!!
(Greg Voltaire with a smile on his face rolls out of the ring quickly and is already halfway up the rampway as Ryan Matthews stands up looking livid and slamming the mats.)
James Peters: Highway robbery, Voltaire was able to put his feet on the ropes after a miss by Ryan Matthews and score the pinfall, Voltaire was able to survive here in a match that Ryan had in hand for most of the encounter.
Rich Russillo: Give it to Voltaire, he bounced back after losing to Lisa Wren and this was a good first win for him here in EAW, The Reaper will have to go back to the drawing board.
Persephone: Thank you for finishing this early Greg!
(The referee comes out and raises Voltaire’s hand as he points to his temple like he outsmarted Matthews who is ready to storm out of the ring and chase him as Greg takes off to the back.)
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(Voltage returns from commercial break and cuts backstage. Veena Adams is seen approaching Captain Charisma’s office, and she has what can only be described as a not so pleasant smile on her face. Since leaving Voltage, she really hasn’t had much contact with her former management partner, more often than not allowing StarrStan to handle Dynasty’s business with Voltage. However, after confronting Darcy earlier, Veena has decided she wants to get a few things off her chest. She walks up to Captain Charisma’s door and as usual, she doesn’t bother to knock. Veena Adams never knocks, and that was never going to change. She will forever do what she pleases. Captain Charisma is a bit startled to see her, but upon her walking in, he immediately stands up.)
Captain Charisma: I’m really not in the mood to discuss what just happened between New Eden and the Visual Prophet.
(Veena rolls her eyes.)
Veena Adams: I don’t give a damn about the Visual Prophet, Matty. Charlie beat his ass last night at Reckless Wiring and as far as I’m concerned, we are both done with him. Granted, your lack of control over New Eden leaves a lot to be desired, but I’m not really surprised to see them running amuck on Voltage. You have always let the inmates run the asylum and stood back to watch it self-destruct. You thrive off chaos and honestly it wouldn’t surprise me if you were purposely provoking New Eden just to get a rise out of them and draw more interest to your failing product.
(Captain Charisma looks at his former partner and smirks. It felt good to spar with Veena again, as the two of them had a pretty rocky working relationship during her time as Co-Commissioner on Voltage. There had also been some good times with them, with Captain Charisma being one of the few people to truly see all sides of Veena and look beyond the surface of her spoiled brat exterior.)
Captain Charisma: How did this narrative over Voltage being a failing product start?
Veena Adams: I mean when you compare it to Dynasty it’s an absolute shit show.
Captain Charisma: You watched Reckless Wiring, right? Every single match resulted in massive carnage with the exception of Ryan calling for a PURE Rules match against Jake. A Voltage Elitist was literally crucified on a board of nails, but somehow Voltage is a problematic product. If you’re going to come at me Veena, make it make sense.
(Veena strolls over to Captain Charisma, closing the space between them. She brushes her manicured fingers down his tie and gives it a little tug.)
Veena Adams: Awwww! Matty Muffin, I knew you missed me.
(Captain Charisma rolls his eyes and pulls his tie from her fingers. He’s clearly in no mood to play her games tonight.)
Captain Charisma: Let’s not waste our time with a pointless interaction. I’m pretty sure you just came here to gloat about the success you’ve found on Dynasty, so go ahead and get it out. I’m all ears.
(Veena’s eyes practically light up at the invitation to put herself over.)
Veena Adams: Well I have to admit that I was pretty fucking salty when you allowed Sarah Price and Sierra Bradford to bully me off of Voltage. It sucked to lose my job as Co-Commissioner but I wanted a legitimate chance to become a wrestler and you never really allowed that to happen for me. You knew I actually wanted to get into the ring and become a better athlete especially when you consider I was once told that I would never be able to wrestle again. I was in a neck brace for a couple of years in case you have forgotten. There aren’t many people who are able to recover from a broken neck, let alone recover and return to a sport as physically demanding as professional wrestling. I did that and I’m going to make the most of my second chance since I’m finally on a brand that appreciates what I do behind the scenes AND inside the ring.
(Captain Charisma remains stoic, not allowing any emotion to show on his face.)
Captain Charisma: You got in over your head on Voltage, Veena, and deep down, you know that. Your pride won’t allow you to admit that you came back to in-ring action before you were ready. You suffered a lot of humiliating losses to women who were better than you, but that doesn’t take away from the fact you have all the potential in the world. I do think it’s admirable that you’ve come back from something that would have ended most careers. I respect your tenacity, but I was never going to hold you back. You held yourself back by picking fights you weren’t capable of winning back then. You never had to put your Voltage career on the line against someone as talented as Sarah Price. You made that decision and she made you pay for it. You bounced back and I guess in a way, you ended up getting the last laugh. Sarah is no longer employed and Sierra was left for dead last night.
Veena Adams: I’m an Adams, Matty, and we always find a way to bounce back and get the win in the end. I’m thriving on Dynasty, having turned that show around with SOME help from StarrStan, I guess. Dynasty is the premiere show in EAW, and that’s all thanks to me. I have stepped up and got rid of the trash, and I’m going to make sure that Dynasty has the best line-up come Pain for Pride. It’s going to shit all over Voltage and the trash you have decided passes for wrestling now.
Captain Charisma: I want to see you succeed Veena and find joy in everything you do, and if that means you need to criticize a roster full of Hall of Famers and world champions who have busted their asses all season, won nearly everything there is to win when it comes to tri-brand matches and titles, and who are heavily favored to win Grand Rampage, then by all means, you do you, but that never got you anywhere, and all it’s going to do is give my brand more motivation to win, not that they really need it. Voltage is the gold standard, and come Grand Rampage we’re going to add the New Breed Championship to our collection, in addition to a Grand Rampage victory.
(Unable to help herself, Veena laughs hysterically.)
Veena Adams: You actually think that LISA WREN is going to be able to dethrone Andre Walker? The same Andre Walker who has literally beaten everyone who’s stepped up to him including my Uncle Ryan? Are you fucking high?
Captain Charisma: I believe in Lisa and the strides she’s made as a competitor. She’s come a long way from the rookie who started on Dynasty to being the number one contender for the New Breed Championship that she is now. She has hung around despite a dismal start, survived life inside of a Saudi prison, and has all the momentum in the world on her side. I know she will make the most of the opportunity and since I anticipate Andre overlooking her, I think she’ll pull off the upset.
(Veena looks at Captain Charisma wide-eyed and shakes her head.)
Veena Adams: You really have gone mad. This brand has finally gotten to you and pushed you past your breaking point.
Captain Charisma: I just care about my roster and their progression. I always have.
Veena Adams: I wish you would have had that energy when I was on Voltage, wanting to get my career going and be the superstar Elitist I know I’m meant to be.
(Captain Charisma doesn’t reply, but he does take note of the briefest flicker of vulnerability in Veena’s eyes. It strikes him as odd that she really believes he didn’t care about her, when he stood up for her several times in their often heated meetings with the Board of Directors, including HRDO and Mr. DEDEDE. He decides it’s best to end the conversation and he motions towards the door.)
Captain Charisma: Good luck tonight against Camille, Veena.
Veena Adams: I don’t need it. Fuck her.
(With a toss of her wavy hair, Veena spins on her designer heels and stalks out of the office.)
(Voltage fades back to the ringside area.)
(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Walking The Wire” by Imagine Dragon plays to a mixed response from the Voltage audience as Alexis Chambers makes her way down to the ring with laser focus on her face.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Hailing out of Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 117 pounds…SHE IS THE MOTOR CITY GODDESS…ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!
James Peters: Alexis has that look of determination on her face because she truly is determined going into her match tonight. Alexis says she just can’t fathom losing to someone the likes of Lisa Wren, and she’s undoubtedly looking to remove that blemish from her record in this match tonight.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, Alexis Chambers is determined, but determination doesn’t always equal big results. I’d imagine she was determined at Shock Value and look what happened there.
(‘If’ by Janet Jackson replaces the tune of Alexis Chambers’ theme as Lisa Wren comes out to meet a mixed reaction from the fans also.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent! Hailing out of British Columbia, Canada, weighing in at 130 pounds…LISA WREN!!
James Peters: We mention the events of Shock Value which was Lisa Wren shocking the world when she won the unique opportunity in what was possibly the biggest match of her career so far.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, Lisa Wren has the momentum and its all about what you do with it at this point. She beats Alexis Chambers and she undoubtedly gonna carry it and prove that her win at Shock Value was no fluke.
(‘If’ fades out as both competitors eye each other from across the ring as the referee soon signals for the match to start.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: There’s the bell, and here we go! This matchup is officially underway between these two women as they jockey for position in a collar-and-elbow tie up, neither really getting the upper hand until Alexis Chambers backs Lisa Wren up against the ropes! The referee is gonna have to get involved here as Alexis has that forearm of hers grinded into the face of Lisa, leaning her a bit over the ropes here.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! F-
Rich Russillo: Alexis Chambers finally breaks the tie up, backing herself up to the center of the ring, Lisa Wren isn’t far behind, going back in to lock up with Alexis Chambers, who gets the upper hand once more, wrestling Lisa down with a side headlock takedown. But Lisa Wren continues to try and fight out of this, making her way to a kneeling position, but Alexis Chambers keeps that headlock slapped on tight, not allowing any room for the head of Lisa Wren to breathe.
James Peters: Lisa Wren is looking to change that by lifting Alexis up for what was appearing to be a back Suplex attempt, but Alexis keeps the headlock in and holds her weight down. Both competitors are back to a standing position after that, however, and that leaves leeway for Lisa Wren to move and bounce Alexis Chambers off the ropes, finding a way out of the headlock!
Rich Russillo: But Alexis Chambers catches herself on the ropes before she could come rebounding back to Lisa! Wren marches her way over to Alexis, only for Alexis to perform a go behind, getting Lisa in a rear waist lock. But not to be outdone, Lisa breaks out of it and slides behind Alexis herself to slap on a rear waistlock! Lisa dips down and ends up pulling the legs of Alexis Chambers out from under her, causing her to face plant on the canvas!
James Peters: Alexis gets up to all fours before Lisa locks in a side headlock of her own this time, Alexis quickly manages to roll Lisa over to her shoulders while she has the headlock in and the referee gets into position!
James Peters: Lisa kicks out but subsequently releases that headlock in the process as both competitors scamper back to their feet here! Lisa tries to grapple with Alexis once more, who goes behind Lisa and turns her around to deliver a stern spinning back kick to the stomach! Lisa Wren is doubled over and Alexis Chambers takes this moment to bounce off the ropes in front of Lisa! BUT ALEXIS RUNS INTO A BACK ELBOW FROM WREN THAT KNOCKS HER DOWN!
Persephone: Glad to see these two finally realized the show they’re on and got into SOME form of action. :wow:
Rich Russillo: Alexis regroups herself in the corner, feeling the effects of that elbow from Wren, WHO CHARGES IN- ONLY TO GET THROWN OVER THE SHOULDER OF CHAMBERS! But Lisa manages to catch herself on the apron, but probably won’t be on it for long as Alexis takes notices and bounces off the ropes and towards Wren! BUT ALEXIS RUNS RIGHT INTO A SLINGSHOT CROSSBODY FROM LISA! LISA HOLDS IT FOR A PIN!
James Peters: ALEXIS CHAMBERS KICKS OUT, QUICK TO SCRAMBLE BACK TO HER FEET ALONGSIDE LISA! WREN IS QUICK TO TRY AND GET THE FIRST MOVE OFF, THAT BEING A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! LISA HOLDS THAT IN FOR A PIN AS WELL!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS CHAMBERS EXPLODES OUT OF THE PINFALL ATTEMPT THERE, ROLLING BACK TO HER FEET OUT OF THE SUNSET FLIP AND THROWING A BIG ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SEATED LISA, WHO ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AFTER THAT! Alexis Chambers eyes Wren as she slowly creeps back up to her feet on the outside, AND CHAMBERS RUNS OFF THE ROPES! EVIL INTENTIONS IN THE MI- OH!
James Peters: LISA WREN JUST STOPPED ALEXIS RIGHT IN HER TRACKS WITH A SUPERKICK, MANAGING TO SLIDE BACK IN THE RING JUST IN TIME! AND LISA WREN TAKES BACK CONTROL OF THE MATCH WITH A JUMPING TRIANGLE CHOKE THAT TAKES CHAMBERS TO THE GROUND! LISA COULD POSSIBLY BE ENDING THE MATCH RIGHT HERE FROM THE LOOKS OF THINGS!
Persephone: The quicker the better if you ask me, I’m tryna see Sexy Rexy mop the floor with James Ranger! :shaq:
Rich Russillo: Wait! Alexis Chambers is trying to navigate her way out of this hold, pinning the shoulders of Lisa Wren down while she remains trapped in that triangle choke! The referee gets into position!
Rich Russillo: Lisa Wren inches her shoulder up off the mat, stopping the referee’s count!
James Peters: :wow: Lisa Wren continues to choke the life out of Alexis Chambers, who you have to question on how much time she can withstand in that hold before tapping out or even passing out. Alexis Chambers isn’t trying to find an answer to that question as she pivots herself almost to the side of Lisa Wren, and begins to stomp down on the face of Wren, forcing her to break the hold!
Rich Russillo: That was creative to say the very least, Alexis Chambers catches her breathe before pouncing on Lisa Wren with mounted strikes! Lisa Wren is doing her best to get her hands up under these conditions but those punches are hitting and they’re hitting hard! Alexis Chambers dismounts herself from Lisa and drags her up by the hair in the process! BUT LISA WREN FIGHTS OUT THE CLUTCHES OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS, THROWING PUNCHES OF HER OWN THAT BACK HER ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE CORNER!
James Peters: Lisa Wren grabs ahold of the arm of Alexis Chambers, attempting to whip her into the opposite corner, BUT ALEXIS REVERSES LAST MINUTE, SENDING LISA WREN INTO SAID CORNER! ALEXIS CHAMBERS CHARGES INTO WREN WITH A RUNNING HIGH KNEE IN THE CORNER BEFORE FOLLOWING UP WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG THAT PLANTS LISA WREN IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!
Persephone: I’m thinking the same thing as Alexis Chambers in hopefully that combo can do the trick as she makes the cover on Wren!
James Peters: Another kickout done by Lisa Wren which you can tell does nothing but frustrate “The Motor City Goddess,” who begins scaling to the rope! BUT LISA WREN IS QUICK TO CUT HER OFF WITH A RUNNING FOREARM, CLIMBING TO THE MIDDLE ROPE HERSELF NOW AND ITS LOOKING AS IF SHE’S GONNA ATTEMPT A TOP ROPE SUPERPLEX ON CHAMBERS!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS ENDS UP HANGING ON TO THE TOP ROPE, HAVING ENOUGH WHEREWITHAL TO BLOCK WHAT WAS GOING ON! AND SHE SENDS LISA WREN BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A GOURDBUSTER, CAUSING HER TO FACEPLANT RIGHT DOWN ONTO THE MAT! Alexis Chambers takes some time to recuperate on the top rope as Lisa slowly gets back to her feet! ALEXIS TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY!
James Peters: BUT SHE GETS SWATTED OUT OF MIDAIR WITH A DROPKICK FROM LISA WREN! High impact move there that is certainly taking its effects on both competitors who remained down until Lisa Wren breaks the ice and gets back to her feet first, stalking Alexis Chambers who’s slowly getting back to hers as well! LISA SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE BOTTOM ROPE- BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER FROM ALEXIS CHAMBERS!
Persephone: Alexis makes the cover after that, hopefully Lisa Wren doesn’t kick out this time!
Rich Russillo: Sorry, Persephone, BUT THIS MATCH CONTINUES AS LISA WREN POWERS OUT! BUT LOOK AT ALEXIS, CLIMBING TO THE TOP ROPE WITH HER BACK TO THE DOWNED LISA WREN! ALEXIS CHAMBERS LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH THE HEART STOPPER MOONSAULT…BUT THERE IS NO WATER IN THE POOL FOR ALEXIS AS LISA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!
James Peters: ALEXIS STUMBLES BACK TO HER FEET BUT REMAINS DOUBLED OVER! LISA WREN TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS WITH AN AXE KICK AS HER LEGS COMES DOWN ON THE KIDNEY AREA OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS’ BACK!
Persephone: Yeah, and hopefully it gives her kidney failure so she can’t kick the fuck out anymore!
Rich Russillo: :whoa:
James Peters: LISA WREN FOLLOWS UP ON THE HURT BACK OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS WITH A REVERSE BOSTON CRAB AND I DONT THINK THE BODY IS SUPPOSED TO BEND THE WAY IT IS RIGHT NOW AS ALEXIS TRIES TO SCRATCH AND CLAW HER WAY OVER TO THE NEAREST SET OF ROPES!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS ALMOST MAKES IT BUT LISA WREN SMARTLY DRAGS HER BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND CONTINUES TO INFLICT PUNISHMENT WITH THE REVERSE CRAB! AND IF LISA WREN CAN KEEP CONTORTING THE BODY OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS LIKE SHE IS RIGHT NOW, I DONT EXPECT HER TO LAST VERY LONG IN THIS SUBMISSION MANUEVER!
Persephone: Thank God.
James Peters: BUT LOOK AT ALEXIS CHAMBERS, CRAWLING HER WAY BACK OVER TO THE ROPES AND LISA WREN IS LOSING HER LEVERAGE IN THAT HOLD AS SHE DOES! ALEXIS CHAMBERS DOES MANAGES TO REACH THE ROPES WITH BOTH HANDS AND USES THEM TO PULL HERSELF OUT OF THE RING!
Rich Russillo: Lisa Wren thought she had the win right there with that submission but isn’t gonna let that stop her from attempting to inflict more punishment on Wren, sticking her upper body through the middle rope and grabbing on to the hair of Alexis Chambers! BUT ALEXIS BREAKS AWAY FROM THE CLUTCHES OF WREN AND LANDS THE LIGHTS OUT THE SUPERKICK THAT DAZES WREN!
James Peters: ALEXIS GRABS WREN IN A FRONT FACELOCK AND DRAGS HER OUT CLOSER TO RINGSIDE SO SHE’S HUNG UP ON THE MIDDLE ROPE AND I DONT LIKE THE LOOK IN THE EYES OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS RIGHT NOW WHO PLANTS LISA DOWN WITH A ROPE HUNG DDT ON THE OUTSIDE!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS CHAMBERS GRABS AT HER BACK AFTER THAT BEFORE GETTING UP AND SENDING THE MOTIONLESS LISA WREN BACK INTO THE RING! ALEXIS ISN’T TOO FAR BEHIND AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: YES! ALEXIS CHAMBERS WINS THE MA-
James Peters: YOU MIGHT’VE SPOKE TOO SOON THERE PERSEPHONE AS LISA WREN GETS THE SHOULDER UP! ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS IN NOTHING SHORT OF A STATE OF DISBELIEF, LISA REALIZES AND TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH A CRUCIFIX STYLE PIN!
James Peters: ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS JUST A LITTLE BIT QUICKER TO THE CURVE WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING BACK TO HER FEET AFTER THAT KICKOUT AND LINES LISA WREN UP FOR THE FOH SHINING WIZARD MANEUVER! BUT LISA DROPS DOWN TO HER BACK AND ROLLS ALEXIS UP WITH A SCHOOL GIRL, BUT SHE DOESN’T HOLD THE PIN, INSTEAD OPTING TO ROLL ALEXIS TO HER FEET WHERE LISA GETS HER IN POSITION FOR A FISHERMAN SUPLEX!
Rich Russillo: BUT ALEXIS CHAMBERS THROWS BLOW AFTER BLOW TO THE BODY OF LISA WREN, MANAGING TO BE RELEASED BEFORE STUMBLING HER WAY OVER TO THE ROPES, LOOKING TO CREATE SOME BRIEF SEPERATION FROM WREN! BUT LISA ISN’T ALLOWING THAT AS SHE CHARGES ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND ENDS UP CLOTHESLINING HER AND HERSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE!
James Peters: LISA GRABS AHOLD OF THE HEAD OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS BEFORE TRYING TO GET HER IN THE RING BUT ALEXIS DEADWEIGHTS LISA SO SHE CANT, POSSIBLY KNOWING THAT IF SHE GOES INTO THE RING ITS OVER AS THE REFEREE BEGINS MAKING HIS COUNT ON BOTH WOMEN!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
James Peters: LISA WREN ISN’T TRYING TO WIN BY THE WAY OF COUNT OUT AND CONTINUES TO TRY AND GET ALEXIS BACK INTO THE RING! SHES MAKING A LITTLE PROGRESS IN THE MATTER BY GETTING CHAMBERS BACK TO HER FEET- BUT ALEXIS SHOVES LISA BACK FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!
Referee: FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT!
Rich Russillo: ALEXIS IS GONNA TAKE THIS MOMENT TO GET BACK INTO THE RING, BUT LISA PULLS HER BACK OUT BY THE LEG BEFORE SHE CAN! HAMMERING ALEXIS CHAMBERS WITH STRIKE WITH STRIKE AFTER STRIKE BEFORE FINALLY BOUNCING THE HEAD OF ALEXIS CHAMBERS OFF THE COVER OF OUR ANNOUNCE TABL- NO! ALEXIS TURNS THE TIDES AND SLAMS LISA DOWN FACE FIRST ONTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE AND IS GONNA ATTEMPT TO GET IN THE RING AGAIN HERSELF!
James Peters: BUT LISA GRABS AND PULLS ALEXIS BACK IN BY THE WAISTBAND OF HER SHORTS! LISA TURNS ALEXIS AROUND- AND BOTH ALEXIS AND LISA HAD THE SAME IDEA! BOTH OF THEM TRIED TO TAKE EACH OTHER OUT WITH A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK BUT IN THE END THEY BOTH DROPPED EACH OTHER! BOTH ELITISTS ARE DOWN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: THE REFEREE OFFICIALLY DECLARES THIS MATCH A NO CONTEST AFTER BOTH WOMEN FAILED TO REENTER THE RING!
(The crowd boo after this announcement is made as disappointment appears on the face of Lisa Wren and Alexis Chambers, both of which are still trying to recover.)
Persephone: You mean to tell me I sat through all of that for THAT?!
James Peters: You aren’t the only one a bit disappointed after that finish, no one really wanted a match like that to end the way it did, but in the end, both women failed to reenter the ring.
Rich Russillo: I can’t imagine what’s going through the mind of Alexis Chambers who was hoping to get that bad taste from Shock Value out of her mouth tonight with a win over Lisa Wren but it was just not to be.
(The camera fades to black as both Elitists slowly get back to their feet, still unhappy with how that match ended.)
(The scene opens up to a private location inside of World 1 Theatre. Sierra Bradford, who has clearly had better days, is seen sitting across from Sofia Clarke. As much as she didn’t want to be at Voltage tonight after going through absolute hell mentally, emotionally, and physically last night at Reckless Wiring, she wanted to follow through on this interview that had already been scheduled. She knows it isn’t going to be a pleasant experience, because now the main topic of conversation is going to be what happened between The Realm last night, and that’s not something Sierra wants to really get into right now. She is hurting, and it’s unlike anything she has ever experienced before. Her physical injuries pale in comparison to the emotion anguish Harper has unleashed. Sofia Clarke gives Sierra a sympathetic smile and begins the interview.)
Sofia Clarke: Well, I honestly didn’t expect to have to open up this interview talking about Reckless Wiring, but what transpired last night between you and now your former best friend, I guess, Harper Lee, are truly shocking. After going through absolute Hell, you were violently attacked by Harper and nearly had your tongue ripped out. Have you been able to process what happened yet?
Sierra Bradford: I don’t know, but it’s safe to say I didn’t expect it. In case you haven’t realized yet Sofia, these past few months have literally been hell for me. I don’t even know how else to describe it. A part of me didn’t want to come here because of how heartbroken I am, but lo and behold, here I am. I’ve sat here questioning what is my purpose. Am I here just to be a stepping stone to my peers? Because that’s damn sure what my fate is making itself out to be.
Sofia Clarke: I’m sorry you feel that way, Sierra. I understand you must still be in a state of shock, so I don’t want to dwell too much on last night. I’m sure you will be tuning into Dynasty next week to see if Harper has any explanation.
Sierra Bradford: We’ll see.
Sofia Clarke: How are you feeling physically?
Sierra Bradford: Horrible, in the span of three weeks I nearly died twice and I didn’t win any of those matches either. I wouldn’t be surprised if Captain Charisma, being the idiot he is, books me next week, considering that’s exactly what happened right off of Shock Value when I got put in a literal electric chair, but I don’t complain, I… roll with the punches.
(Sofia nods her head. That was definitely true when it came to Sierra Bradford. She certainly tried to make the best out of everything that came her way.)
Sofia Clarke: I want to switch gears and talk about Voltage. You have a lot going on right now…
(A sigh escapes from Sierra’s swollen lips.)
Sierra Bradford: It’s exhausting, to be honest, and I’m not sure what you want me to say.
Sofia Clarke: Well, I want to know if there is anything going on between Jayson Maximoff and yourself, or if there has been in the past.
Sierra Bradford: Jayson Maximoff needs to fuck off if you ask me, but I have hopefully taken care of that situation. He’s nothing more than another weight added to my shoulders and as I’ve stated before he’s done more harm than help. If he thinks he can impress me or whatever stunt he’s trying to pull off, he’s failing. I’m in a loving relationship anyways, he needs to back off and respect my boundaries.
Sofia Clarke: So what you’re saying is that you are committed to Drake King?
Sierra Bradford: I wear his ring, don’t I? Drake and I have been through a lot and contrary to what people believe, we have a solid relationship where we are both equal partners.
Sofia Clarke: Candice Blair doesn’t seem to think so.
Sierra Bradford: I don’t know what the hell prompted Candice to question it in the first place. I know she’s trying to be a sweet activist and everything, but what happens is something that she has little knowledge in except for what happens on camera. She’s an outsider looking in. Which is why I don’t take into consideration whatever the hell she’s trying to say, I just move on.
Sofia Clarke: So Candice’s concern for you has no bearing behind it.
Sierra Bradford: Correct. As far as I’m concerned, Candice Blair Ava needs to mind her own business.
Sofia Clarke: Fair enough. While I’m not sure if Candice Blair will agree with you, I won’t push this topic any further. Between coming up short in your quest to become the Specialists Champion and everything that went down last night, what’s next for you, Sierra? Pain for Pride is right around the corner and I’m sure you want to make sure you get on the card.
Sierra Bradford: Of course. I mean if Shock Value and Reckless Wiring got the better of me I wouldn’t be here. I would’ve packed my bags and I would’ve left. But here I am, regardless of what happens to me, and I’m planting my feet firmly on the ground and heading straight to Pain for Pride. I don’t care how it happens, but I will be on the card. I’m going to make sure of it.
Sofia Clarke: Do you see yourself chasing after the Specialists Championship again or going after another title?
Sierra Bradford: That’s not on my mind at the moment honestly, considering I’ve got other things on my plate. Constance Blevins gave me a reminder that I have so much left to do if I even want to consider myself in title contention, and it wouldn’t be in my best interest to jump right back in and lead myself towards the same path that I had each and every time. If I want it to be different, then I have to make sure that when the time comes I am truly ready. That definitely is the truth. The time will for sure come when I go after another title, but it’s not anytime soon.
Sofia Clarke: Long term, what are your goals here in EAW?
Sierra Bradford: Well, I don’t really know. I had a clear path before all of this went down and that was to be the best me I could ever be, but after everything that’s transpired… I just don’t know. I’ve been taken down to the ground and kicked right in the gut and I’m focusing on getting back up and handling the problem I have on my hands before I think of anything else. If I know anything for certain today, it’s the fact that after everything I have an awful lot on my plate, and no matter how I may think, I have to face them head on myself, it’s the only thing I can see myself doing. I remember being a moping fool just a week or so ago, now I feel a fire has lit inside of me, I feel alive, so I thank all my enemies for that.
(Sofia grins at the conviction in Sierra’s voice.)
Sofia Clarke: Any final thoughts or words for Harper, Candice, Jayson, or anyone else?
(Sierra stares directly into the camera so that her words hit. Her battered face and emotional eyes tell the whole story, and you can’t help but feel for the young woman after what happened to her last night.)
Sierra Bradford: Harper. You and I? We’ve been through a hell of a lot together; triumph, heartbreak, and everything in between. I don’t know what the hell would have snapped inside you to make you do the things you did when the only thing I ever did was care for you, but you did it. If you’re going to come after me then by all means, do your best. Contrary to belief on what people thought with The Realm, I’m not going down quietly. Bring your worst, the only thing I’ll ever do is bring my best. You’re not my friend anymore, hell I don’t think I have any friends anymore, I have absolutely nothing to lose anymore and that makes me one dangerous motherfucker.
Sofia Clarke: :wow: Thank you for your time, Sierra, and I hope you heal up and get back into the ring real soon.
(Silence settles between the two women and Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial for Xander Payne’s customized Nike Air Max ‘97 shoes which he wore at Reckless Wiring.)
(Voltage returns from commercial break, to show Bella Braxton standing in the center of the ring, holding an EAW-branded microphone, synced up to the speakers around the arena.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall-
Crowd: ONE FALL!! WOOOOOOO-
Bella Braxton: And it is for Number 1 Contendership for the EAW National Elite Championship!!!!!!!
Crowd: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blessed:
(‘Overlord’ by Suicide Silence hits the speakers as the lights fade out to darkness. Four spotlights appear on the stage, as a hooded Shane Gates begins to walk through all the spotlights. One by one they begin to disappear, until the final one, where Shane appears without a hood. The lights snap back on, and the crowd begins to boo. The camera pans over to the bottom of the ramp, where Lizzie The Doll stands, wearing a necklace, rope made out of hair, with a singular tooth attached at the bottom.)
Rich Russillo: BOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOT THIS MANIAC!
Persephone: Shut it.
James Peters: He’s alive! I guess Shane Gates is alive! Last week we saw that video of him… being revived after the show, by a janitor that we do not know the whereabouts of. All we have is an… interesting… hat. He hasn’t shown up for work, and he hasn’t been contacted.
Rich Russillo: This is what gets you worried? After all Shane has done, come back from being buried alive, ripping out people’s hair, ripping out people’s teeth, trying his best to absolutely destroy people… a janitor peaks your nerves?
James Peters: Hair and teeth do not compare to a life.
Rich Russillo: I didn’t say that at all.
James Peters: Regardless, tonight Shane Gates has been given an opportunity, the first match back he has from sheer darkness, paraphrasing from what he said, he has an opportunity to beat Ahren Fournier, and go on to face the National Elite champion.
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… hailing from Huntington Beach, California… weighing in at 213 pounds… SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATES!!!!!
(Shane Gates slides into the ring, and stands back up, before staring straight down the hardcam, with insane eyes. He runs to the turnbuckles, and climbs up, before looking around the arena. ‘‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK replaces Shane’s theme, as Ahren Fournier walks out wearing his signature jacket, glasses, and holding his umbrella. Much like Shane, he’s joined by another small being, this being Jennipur!!!)
Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! CAT!
James Peters: And here comes ‘The GOAT’ Ahren Fournier! Just two weeks ago, Ahren Fournier put away Azrael in… well, let’s just call it scary fashion, and now he has an opportunity to win another title to his illustrious career.
Rich Russillo: AND! He’s not insane. He’s not a psychopath. He isn’t going to jeopardize any reputation of the company, if he wins, no one is going to mind. Yet if Shane Gates wins? If Shane comes out on top? We are going to LOSE viewerships. Partnerships. We are putting a maniac on top of the company, telling him that he is the champion of the UNITED STATES!
Persephone: Not only should Rex be champion, but it’s not that deep. Andre Walker was thought to have killed Christian DeMarco last year and everyone loved it.
Rich Russillo: Well…
Persephone: Exactly. Shut up.
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponent… hailing from Pawtucket, Rhode Island… weighing in at 210 pounds… AHREEEEEEEEEEN FOUUUUUUURNIEEEEEEEEER!!!
(Ahren Fournier climbs onto the ring apron, and enters the ring, before climbing up the turnbuckles. He begins to laugh, as he raises his umbrella, before pointing it in front of him at the crowd. His theme would fade out, and he climbs down from the turnbuckles, removing his jacket and glasses. Also, Jennipur meows at ringside.)
Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! :blessed::blessed::blessed:
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: And we are underway, set to decide who will be the number 1 contender to the winner of tonight’s match, TLA or Myles’ National Elite Championship at Battle of Egypt! Two weeks ago at Shock Value, we saw Ahren Fournier come out victorious against Azrael, whereas Shane Gates lost, having been put inside of an electric casket, and being revived hours later :lupe:. I think now more than ever, Shane Gates WILL be looking for this victory over Ahren Fournier, but now more than ever, I think Ahren Fournier will be more confident than ever. Confidence vs. Hunger. Which one will win?
Rich Russillo: Shane Gates and Ahren Fournier begin to circle the ring, and they clearly want to try and hit some of their strong strikes right off the bat! Shane tries to reach for Ahren a few times, but he manages to keep a far enough distance away to avoid it, before throwing a kick, only for Shane to shift his position and avoid the kick from connecting with his leg! AND NOW SHANE GATES TRIES TO DROP AHREN FOURNIER TO THE GROUND, SPINNING AROUND AND LIFTING HIS BOOT UP, HITTING THE SPINNING HEEL KICK ONTO AHREN FOURNIER’S JAW-
James Peters: BUT AHREN FOURNIER MANAGES TO DUCK DOWN AND AVOID THE KICK, LETTING IT SWING RIGHT OVER HIS HEAD, AND DON’T FORGET HOW HUGE THAT LEG IS! IGNORE HOW HE’S 213 POUNDS, HE IS A VERY WELL BUILT MAN, AND HE KNOWS HOW TO SWING THAT LEG! FOR A MAN WHO IS 6 FOOT 3 AS WELL, THOSE STRIKES AND KICKS ARE A LOT HARDER THAN YOU WOULD EXPECT! WHEN IT COMES TO STRIKES, THIS MAN IS DEADLY, EVEN AS MUCH AS HIS SLAMS AND BOMBS WHEN IT COMES TO HIS STRENGTH! AND NOW AHREN LOOKS TO TAKE CONTROL!
Rich Russillo: AHREN QUICKLY LOOKS TO SUPERKICK SHANE IN THE HEAD, ONLY TO FAKE IT OUT, MAKING SURE THAT SHANE GATES SENDS HIS ARMS UP TOWARDS HIS HEAD, BEFORE SMARTLY LOOKING TO SUPERKICK THE LEG1 BUT SHANE HAD HIM SCOUTED TOO, SOMEHOW THIS PSYCHOPATH THOUGHT A FEW SECONDS AHEAD, AS HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR, AND LOOKS TO DRIVE BOTH KNEES INTO AHREN’S LEG WITH A HUGE METEORA, HOWEVER AHREN PULLS HIS SUPERKICK BACK ONCE MORE, LETTING SHANE GATES DROP STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND, AND LAND IN A KNEELING POSITION! DESPITE HAVING HIS SUPERKICK MISS, HE HAS HIM WHERE HE WANTS HIM! SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!
James Peters: OH BUT SHANE GATES GETS HIS HAND UP, AND BLOCKS THE KICKS USING HIS LEFT HAND! SHANE QUICKLY RUSHES BACK TO HIS FEET, BEFORE THROWING A CLOTHESLINE, WHICH TAKES AHREN FOURNIER DOWN TO THE GROUND! What a brutal lariat- yet look at this! Shane Gates, as soon as this lands, goes to grab his left hand! The fingers on his left hand! The superkick straight to the hand appears to have hurt Shane Gates, maybe even bending his fingers backward, and doing damage to the knuckles and joints inside of his hand!
Persephone: He might have hurt them more than Jake Mercer did last night during that tag match.
James Peters: Shane Gates is getting up to his feet, trying to use the ropes, but his hands INSTANTLY slip off the ropes! His fingers are hurt way more than he expected, and he can’t even grip anything right now, and that is not a good sign to start off the match. He stands up, and turns around, BUT AHREN FOURNIER IS UP FIRST! AHREN QUICKLY GRABS SHANE’S ARM AND DUCKS UNDER, BEFORE SLAMMING HIM DOWN INTO THE GROUND! ARM BREAKER! WE SAW CANDICE BLAIR DO THIS TO SHANE A LOT AT SHOCK VALUE, AND NOW HE’S DOING IT TOO! BUT WITH A TWIST, AS NOW HE LIFTS SHANE’S HAND OFF THE MAT, PALM FACING HIS INNER FOREARM IN A WAY IT SHOULD NOT BE BENT, BEFORE GRABBING HIS FINGERS AND BENDING THEM AWAY FROM EACH OTHER, MAKING A V SHAPE! SHANE’S ARM IS SHAKING IN PAIN, AND IT’S CLEAR HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! AHREN FOURNIER CAUGHT HIM WITH HIS FINGERS HURTING, AND NOW HE KNOWS HOW TO CAPITALIZE! SHANE DIDN’T REALIZE AHREN WAS WATCHING, AND NOW IT’S GOING TO COST HIM!
Rich Russillo: Ahren Fournier begins to try and lift Shane up from the ground, using his fingers to do so, but Shane isn’t letting him! Shane is using his good arm, his right arm to punch and strike Ahren away, and I can’t help but think that we’ve never seen Shane in this position before. Usually we’re watching him dominate the beginning of the match, psychotically brutalizing his opponents, but now he’s on the defensive as Ahren Fournier is trying to rip his fucking hand off! One last elbow to the head knocks Ahren away, back into the corner, in a place he doesn’t want to be in a match with Shane Gates!
James Peters: Shane Gates sprints towards Ahren Fournier, and hits a left-armed forearm smash, perhaps trying to use it so he doesn’t have a weak spot in this match, and it works! It damages Ahren, however, it doesn’t leave Shane unscaved! He has to shake the pain away, however he doesn’t take too long, as last time he did, and it cost him! He quickly transitions by pushing Ahren away from the corner, BEFORE SPRINTING OVER TOWARDS HIM AND HITTING A HUGE CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF AHRENS HEAD! SHANE KNEELS DOWN AND GOES INTO THE COVER, BUT HE CAN’T GRIP THE KNEEPAD TO PULL THE LEG AND HOOK IT!
Rich Russillo: BUT AHREN FOURNIER GETS THE SHOULDER UP, MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE INABILITY TO HOOK THE LEG, OR MAYBE GENUINE RESILIENCE, EITHER WAY HE GETS OUT OF IT! I mean, let’s be honest, Shane would never have got that one anyway. :mjgrin:
Persephone: Oh here we go again.
Rich Russiillo: Did I do something wrong, my sexy wife?
Persephone: Go back to what you were just doing, don’t fucking talk to me.
Rich Russillo: Oh man.
James Peters: Now Shane Gates is the one who begins to lift his opponent off the ground, dragging Ahren Fournier up by the arms, only being able to use one of them. Shane only weighs 3 more pounds than Ahren, however his strength is much MUCH more stronger, he can deadlift, and just generally lift, a lot heavier things. Right now he’s trying to lift his own weight up using one arm, and he is succeeding, and that is a scary thing to know if you’re a groggy Ahren Fournier who is trying to get his wits about him, no matter even counter.
Rich Russillo: You think Ahren Fournier is going to be scared of ANYTHING, especially Shane Gates? He just killed a maniac in an explosion, and now he’s being lifted off the ground. I think he’ll be alright, if you ask me. A psycho has nothing.
James Peters: That’s not what I said. I said it’s a scary thing knowing you’re in a dangerous position in a wrestling match, where the entire fate of your next Free-Per-View title match could be in jeopardy, it’s something no one wants to see in life.
Rich Russillo: Well I guess we’ll see, as Shane Gates lifts Ahren Fournier off the ground, BEFORE CLOBBERING HIM WITH A HUGE LARIAT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! JUST A STANDING, STIFF LARIAT, KNOCKING THE BAND OUT OF AHREN’S HAIR WITH HOW HARD IT WAS! AHREN INSTANTLY DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AND NOW SHANE GOES AROUND TO THE FRONT, LOOKING DOWN AT AHREN, BEFORE KICKING HIM STRAIGHT INTO THE HEAD, PUSHING HIM AWAY FROM BEING FACE-FIRST INTO THE GROUND! AHREN’S LIMBS ARE LIMP, AND HIS BODY IS TRYING TO SLUMP OVER, BUT AGAIN SHANE WITH A KICK TO THE HEAD!
James Peters: KICKS LIKE THAT CAN COMPLETELY RATTLE YOUR BRAIN, SHAKE IT AROUND, AND THAT IN ITSELF IS NOT GOOD, BUT EVENTUALLY, YOU’RE GOING TO GET KNOCKED OUT, YOU’RE GOING TO GET CONCUSSED, AND THAT CAN CAUSE LONG TERM DAMAGE TO THE HEAD, LONG TERM DAMAGE TO YOUR HEALTH, IT HAS CAUSED FIGHTERS TO RETIRE, WRESTLERS TO QUIT, PARALYSIS, AND SHANE GATES KNOWS THIS! THAT’S WHY HE DOES THOSE HEAD KICKS LIKE THAT, TOE PUNTING STRAIGHT TO THE SKULL, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, REPEATEDLY, THE SLAPS RINGING OUT THROUGH THE ARENA AFTER EVERY ONE OF THEM!
Rich Russillo: HE CONTINUES TO DO THIS, UNTIL AHREN FOURNIER PASSES OUT, HIS HEAD SLUMPS AGAINST THE GROUND, AND THE REFEREE HAS TO PUSH SHANE BACKWARDS PUSH HIM AWAY FROM AHREN, BECAUSE THAT SICKO IS GOING TO BREAK SOMETHING, BRUISE SOMETHING, CONSCUSS HIM, ANYTHING HE CAN POSSIBLY DO TO THIS MAN, HE’LL DO IT! AND NOW AHREN FOURNIER IS COMPLETELY SLUMPED AGAINST THE GROUND, AND THE REFEREE GOES TO CHECK ON HIM!
James Peters: The referee is clearly worried about the well-being of Ahren Fournier, as he should be. He got punted over and over in the head.
Referee: (off-mic) Ay G, you good?
James Peters: And now the referee is kneeling down, checking on Ahren Fournier, helping him up and- oh no! He’s pulling out the gloves. The gloves to check on him, we have a bleed here, Ahren Fournier is busted open! The referee lifts him up and- oh yeah, that’s a nose bleed! Maybe a broken nose, or something else, I’m not too sure by looking at it, but that’s definitely a bloody nose-
Rich Russillo: SHANE GATES RUNS FORWARD AND HITS A SHINING WIZARD ON AHREN, THE ‘BULLET2HEAD’ CONNECTS! LIFTING AHREN UP WAS A BAD IDEA, AND NOW SHANE COVERS! THE REFEREE IS HESITANT, BUT HE BEGINS A COUNT!
James Peters: BUT AHREN STILL MANAGES TO POWER OUT! DESPITE BEING PUNTED OVER AND OVER IN THE SKULL, DESPITE BEING HIT WITH A HUGE SHINING WIZARD, HE ESCAPES, AND THE MATCH CONTINUES- BUT WAS IT A GOOD IDEA? SHANE NOW MOUNTS AHREN!
Rich Russillo: SHANE PUNCHES AHREN OVER AND OVER IN THE HEAD, IN THE NOSE, MAKING HIM BLEED EVEN MORE, ATTACKING HIM IN THE MOST BRUTAL WAY HE KNOWS- BUT AHREN QUICKLY MANAGES TO CATCH ONE OF SHANE’S HANDS!!
James Peters: OH MY GOD! THE FINGER SNAP! THE FINGER SNAP THAT HE LIKES TO CALL ‘GET FUCKED’ TO THE MIDDLE AND RING FINGERS ON HIS LEFT HAND! SHANE HAS TO ROLL AWAY, THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH FOR HIM AS AHREN TAKES HIS ATTENTION TO SHANE’S FINGERS! ROLLING TO HIS FEET, AHREN QUICKLY RUNS FORWARD AND HITS A HUGE RUNNING KICK, HOWEVER STRAIGHT TO THE LEFT HAND OF SHANE GATES, CAUSING HIM TO RETREAT THE ARM STRAIGHT AFTER CONNECTION, PULLING IT BACK INTO HIS OTHER HAND JUST TO NUMB THE PAIN! ABSOLUTE BRUTALITY TO SHANE, PROBABLY FOR REVENGE, AND MAYBE FULFILLING A TACTIC!
Rich Russillo: BUT HE’S NOT DONE THERE, AS AHREN FOURNIER RUNS FORWARD, AND CONNECTS WITH A HUGE KNEE STRIKE STRAIGHT TO SHANE GATES’ HEAD! SHANE IS DOWN! SHANE IS DOWN! PIN HIM, AHREN! PIN HIM! YOU HAVE IT WON!
James Peters: BUT HE ISN’T GOING FOR IT! HE ISN’T COVERING! HE COULD’VE HAD THIS ONE WON, BUT HE HAS ANOTHER IDEA, AS HE RUSHES TOWARDS THE CORNER, TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES, AND BEGINS TO CLIMB UP TO THE MIDDLE ROPE! BRUSHING BLOOD AWAY FROM HIS MOUTH, AHREN FOURNIER LEAPS INTO THE AIR… DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO SHANE GATES! RIGHT TO THE HAND!
Rich Russillo: THE BONES INSIDE OF SOMEBODY’S FINGERS ARE SMALL, UNLESS YOU’RE LIKE ME AND FULL OF MUSCLES EVERYWHERE, THEY ARE EASY AS HELL TO BREAK! THAT’S LIKE SNAPPING A TWIG, AND IF THEY WEREN’T BROKEN ALREADY, THEY ARE NOW, ABSOLUTELY SHATTERED, REDUCED TO ATOMS! AND NOW SHANE GATES HAS TO PULL HIS HAND AWAY, HIS HAND IS FUCKING CRUSHED, THERE’S NO WAY HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY AFTER THAT! THERE’S NO WAY HIS HAND ISN’T COMPLETELY CRUSHED!
James Peters: AHREN FOURNIER QUICKLY SLIDES INTO THE COVER NOW, WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND SHANE’S LEFT ARM FOR LEVERAGE!
James Peters: SHANE GETS GETS HIS SHOULDER UP, BUT IT SEEMS AHREN WAS LETTING HIM DO SO, AS NOW HE SLIDES OVER, AND LOCKS SHANE IN AN ARMBAR! A CROSS ARMBAR, PULLING BACK ON THE FINGERS! SHANE COULD BE FORCED TO TAP OUT HERE, AS HIS FINGERS ARE PULLED BACK INTO THE MOST PAINFUL PAINFUL POSITION THEY COULD EVER BE PUT IN, BENDING THEM BACKWARDS, IF POSSIBLE I’M SURE AHREN WOULD MAKE HIS FINGERNAILS TOUCH HIS KNUCKLES! AND SHANE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, IF HE TRIES TO PUNCH AHREN, AHREN COULD JUST SNAP THE FINGERS, AND THEN IT’D BE OVER! AND HE CANNOT CRAWL AWAY, HE ONLY HAS ONE HAND TO DO SO!
Rich Russillo: SO WHAT DOES HE DO? HE BEGINS TO USE HIS LEGS! HE BEGINS TO KICK HIS WAY OVER TO THE ROPES, KICK HIS BODY AWAY TO THE OUTSIDE, HE CAN’T EXACTLY DRAG OR CRAWL, BUT HE CAN KICK HIS BODY FORWARD! HE BEGINS TO GET CLOSER AND CLOSER, CAN HE MAKE IT??? HOPEFULLY NOT!
James Peters: SLOWLY, HE GETS HIS BODY CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, DRAGGING HIS BODY TO SAFETY, AS HE BEGINS TO REACH IT.. AND HE DOES IT! HE GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! BUT AHREN ISN’T BREAKING IT UP! AHREN IS KEEPING IT IN! HE’S CONTINUING TO PULL THE FINGERS BACK, AND THE REFEREE IS BEING FORCED TO BREAK IT UP, TRYING TO PULL AHREN AWAY, BUT EVEN THEN, HE IS NOT LETTING GO!
Referee: (off-mic) ONE!
James Peters: BUT NOW THE REFEREE IS BEGINNING HIS COUNT, AND NOW AHREN HAS UNTIL FIVE TO BREAK UP THE HOLD! EVEN IF SHANE TAPS OUT HERE, IT WILL NOT COUNT, HE HAS THE ROPE BREAK! THIS IS PURELY FOR DAMAGE!
Referee: (off-mic) TWO!
Ahren Fournier: (off-mic) 🖕
Referee: (off-mic) THREE!
Ahren Fournier: (off-mic) 🖕
Referee: (off-mic) FOUR! FIV-
James Peters: AHREN FOURNIER SNAPS THE FINGERS AS HE LETS GO OF THE HOLD! TECHNICALLY THE REFEREE CAN’T DO ANYTHING, HE DID LET GO, ALL HE CAN DO IS GIVE HIM A WARNING, WHICH HE IS DOING NOW!
Referee: (off-mic) Ay don’t you do that, or else I’ll ring dat bell, you feel me innit?
Ahren Fournier: (off-mic) 🖕
Referee: (off-mic) Don’t give me that attitude, brotha. Your fate lies in my hands. Call me your twist of fate, motha fucka, I’ll send you to pound tow-
James Peters: BUT AHREN FOURNIER SHOVES THE REFEREE OUT OF THE WAY, DROPPING HIM TO THE GROUND, AND NOW MOVES OVER TO SHANE GATES-
Rich Russillo: FUCK! FUCK! FUCK THAT BITCH, HE KICKED HIM RIGHT IN THE DICK! SHANE GATES WITH A LOW BLOW TO AHREN FOURNIER, AND HE DROPS HIM STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND!
James Peters: SOMETHING NEW WE SEE FROM SHANE GATES, I DON’T AGREE WITH HIS TACTIC, BUT HE’S SHOWING HE WANTS THIS WIN, HE NEEDS THIS WIN, HIS CHANCE TO WIN HIS FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP HERE IN EAW, ALL HE NEEDS TO DO IS COVER AHREN, AND GO ON TO BATTLE OF EGYPT! HE KNEELS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG WITH ONE ARM!
James Peters: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! HE DOESN’T GET IT! HE DOESN’T PICK UP THE VICTORY! AHREN FOURNIER GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! AHREN FOURNIER KICKS OUT!
Rich Russillo: THANK GOD! WE CANNOT RISK HAVING THAT PSYCHO REPRESENTING THE UNITED STATES, WE COULD NOT HAVE HIM GO ON TO FACE THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION, THAT WOULD BE A TRAVESTY! THAT WOULD BE A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THIS GREAT, GREAT COUNTRY! WE COULD NOT HAVE A MAN LIKE THAT BEING CONSIDERED FOR A TITLE CALLED “NATIONAL ELITE!”
Persephone: Shut up before I shut you up.
James Peters: BUT I DON’T THINK SHANE GATES IS DONE, I DO NOT THINK HE IS FINISHED WITH AHREN FOURNIER, BECAUSE YES, THE LOW BLOW DIDN’T PUT HIM AWAY, BUT THIS JUST MIGHT! SHANE GATES GRABS AHREN BY THE TIGHTS, USING ONE ARM, AND PULLING HIM UP TO HIS FEET, AS THE SWEAT DRIPS DOWN FROM THEIR BODIES, AFTER A BRUTAL HARD HITTING MATCH, THIS ONE COULD BE OVER RIGHT HERE, IF SHANE GATES IS ABLE TO HIT THIS MOVE RIGHT HERE! HE SLIDES BEHIND AHREN, HE’S GONNA DO IT!
Rich Russillo: OH MY GOD, NO! NO! PLEASE DON’T! SHANE GATES GRABS AHREN FOURNIER BY THE WRIST, AND PUTS HIM IN THE RIPCORD POSITION, HE’S GETTING HIM READY FOR ‘SUFFER AS ONE’!!! THE RIPCORD LARIAT- WAIT! WAIT NO! HA HA HA HA HA HA! HIS FINGERS ARE HURTING HIM TOO MUCH! SHANE’S HAND IS IN TOO MUCH PAIN, AND HE CAN’T PROPERLY GRIP THE WRIST! HE CAN BARELY EVEN CLOSE THEM! WAIT NO! FUCK! HE’S GOING FOR IT ANYWAY! NOOOOOOOOO!! ‘SUFFER AS ONE’-
James Peters: BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH GRIP TO KEEP HOLD OF AHREN’S WRIST, AND IT’S SLIPPED FREE! HE HESITATES, HE PANICKS, BUT HE GOES FOR THE LARIAT ANYWAY-
Rich Russillo: SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER! SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER! AHREN FOURNIER GRABS SHANE BY THE HEAD, AND SWINGS HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE GROUND! AND HE HOOKS THE ARM! OH MY GOD!
Rich Russillo: HE SNAPS THE FINGERS OF THE LEFT HAND ONCE MORE, BEFORE TRANSITIONING INTO THE CHICKENWING CROSSFACE! ‘LULLABY’!!! IT’S LOCKED IN! SHANE GATES MAY HAVE TO TAP, HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO, NOWHERE TO CRAWL!
James Peters: SHANE GATES IS LOCKED IN THE FINISHING SUBMISSION HOLD OF AHREN FOURNIER, USUALLY PRECEDED BY A POP UP SUPLEX, NOW PRECEDED BY A SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER, AND HE MANAGES TO LOCK THE FINGERS! HE LOCKS THE FINIGERS TOGETHER, THERE’S NOWHERE SHANE IS ABLE TO GO, THERE’S NO WAY HE’S ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT! HE’S TRYING TO PUNCH AND SLAP AHREN IN THE HEAD, BUT IT’S NO USE HE’S NOT LETTING GO!
Rich Russillo: JUST TAP SHANE, YOU’D DO US ALL A FAVOR! TAP! TAP! TAP! WHY ISN’T HE TAPPING! FOR FUCK SAKE!! JUST TAP OUT! WHY ISN’T THIS SUBMISSION DOING ANYTHING?
James Peters: AHREN FOURNIER HAS EVERYTHING LOCKED IN, EVEN KICKING THE HEEL OF HIS BOOT INTO THE STOMACH OF SHANE GATES, BUT HE’S NOT TAPPING OUT, THIS MOVE IS STILL NOT PUTTING HIM AWAY! CENTER OF THE RING, HE’S TRAPPED!
Rich Russillo: BUT WAIT A SECOND, LOOK AT AHREN’S LEFT ARM, HIS LEFT HAND! TRANSITIONING DOWN TO SHANE’S LEFT HAND, AND GRABBING HIS MIDDLE AND RING FINGERS! NOW HE’S BENDING THEM, AND TWISTING THE HAND! JESUS CHRIST, HE’S GOING TO RIP IT OFF! THANK GOD!
James Peters: AHREN FOURNIER BEGINS TO DO JOINT MANIPULATION ON SHANE GATES’ HAND, AND IT’S OVER! IT’S TOO MUCH PAIN FOR GATES, HE TAPS! HE TAPS! AHREN FOURNIER IS THE WINNER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, VIA SUBMISSION… AND THE NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP… AHREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN FOUUUUUUUUUUUURNIEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!
(‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK hits the speakers, as Ahren Fournier lets go of the submission hold. Shane Gates rolls away, holding onto his DEFINITELY broken fingers, and Ahren begins to stand up, pressing his fingers onto his bloody nose.)
James Peters: Ahren does it! Ahren is going on to Battle of Egypt, where he’ll challenge either TLA or Myles for the National Elite Championship! If he goes on to beat the winner of that match, whether it be Myles or TLA, this will be Ahren’s FIRST National Elite Championship, adding more and more onto his legacy!
Rich Russillo: And what a legacy that is! He is a Hall of Famer, and for good reason, there’s absolutely no way he doesn’t have a chance, it doesn’t matter which match it is, this is going to be an unpredictable match, maybe one of the best in Ahren’s entire career.
James Peters: As of recent, Ahren has been on fire, putting away Azrael at Shock Value, and now punching his shot into the National Elite title picture. It’s safe to say, whoever wins the championship match tonight, must be focused for Ahren.
(As Ahren Fournier celebrates the victory on the top rope, Voltage fades out to commercial break.)
(A commercial for a REPLICA and COMMEMORATIVE Big Berry Bhampionship, now sold on EAW.shop at only $12.99 plays.)
(Voltage fades to the backstage area, and the camera shows SOSA Henderson, who as always is wearing a pair of sunglasses on his face. The virtual crowd begins booing, but SOSA actually has a grin on his face, especially after capturing the victory last week on Voltage in his match against the Universal Women’s Champion, Darcy May Morgan. SOSA takes a few seconds before finally he begins to speak.)
SOSA Henderson: I could’ve been the EAW Champion right now for the second time in my career. I went to war with Terry Chambers and Drake King back at Shock Value, but in the end shit didn’t go my way. I didn’t become a two time World Champion only a month after losing my title, but I’ll be damned if I let my loss at Shock Value be everyone’s lasting image of me. I may not be the EAW Champion anymore but I know damn well that I’m still the biggest star EAW has. That’s not gonna change whether I have a title around my waist or not and I made that clear these past few weeks. I’m not gonna let that loss get to me, and just last week I proved that by beating a World Champion. Darcy May Morgan gave her all against me and in the end she didn’t have what it took to stop me from beating her ass and standing tall just like I’ve been doing all season to everyone that stepped up. It never mattered who it was, I’d always show up and prove that I was the best on this entire damn roster. Rex McAllister, Ahren Fournier, that whole Extreme Elimination Chamber, and I can go on. I’ve been laying waste to everyone that stepped up to me, but now I want more. I want to conquer the biggest match I possibly can. I may not be EAW Champion again right now, but soon enough I’ll have another opportunity at that title and it’ll be in the main event of the biggest show of the year.
(SOSA removes his sunglasses from his face and smirks arrogantly into the camera.)
SOSA Henderson: That’s right. I’m entering the Grand Rampage, and it doesn’t matter who else is in it. 29 of y’all are getting eliminated and I’mma be the last man standing.
(The virtual crowd begins cheering loudly for the announcement of SOSA Henderson competing in the Grand Rampage match. SOSA isn’t the most well liked on the Voltage roster but it’s undeniable how talented he is, and someone like him is bound to have a fantastic performance in the Grand Rampage match after already competing in it just last year.)
SOSA Hendersond: Y’all saw my performance last year. I stole the whole fuckin’ show last time I was in this match when none of you expected me to make it as far as I did, but this time around I’m not just gonna be stealing the show. I’m not just gonna be showin’ y’all that I deserve to be in a Pain for Pride main event, I’mma actually make it to the main event and win that EAW Championship back. I’mma win the Grand Rampage match and earn my spot at Pain for Pride. This isn’t new to me. Shutting people up and taking what’s rightfully mine isn’t new at all. I’ve been proving people wrong and knocking off challengers all season and the Grand Rampage match is just gonna be where everything comes full circle. I returned to EAW last year and since then I made sure I delivered every single time I stepped foot in that ring. I made sure I was the biggest star on the show and now one year later I’m a former World Champion and on the road to being World Champion for the second time in my career. Headlining Pain for Pride and reaching the top of the mountain would be the icing on the cake after the season I’ve had, but it all starts here. This is where the road to Pain for Pride begins, and I’m not about to miss out on my opportunity to reclaim that title. Everyone in the Grand Rampage better watch out, because when the time comes I’mma be doing what I do best.
(SOSA shrugs his shoulders, clearly feeling himself. He wants everyone to know that he is focused on Grand Rampage and getting himself a headlining spot at the season finale.)
SOSA Henderson: On Dynasty this Friday I’mma be facing Impact, and this is just gonna serve as another example of what I’m capable of on the road to Pain for Pride. First I knocked off the current Universal Women’s Champion and next I’mma be taking out the nine time World Champion. It’s funny cause I know none of y’all expected me to have the run I had since coming back. The only person here that believed in me all this time was me, and look how that turned out. Look at all the success I’ve found all because I believed in myself even when no one else would, and the success isn’t done coming my way yet. I saw Impact’s match at Reckless Wiring, and he ain’t gonna be competing in some Nail Hell Deathmatch this week but he IS gonna be facing the best damn wrestler on the roster and he’s not gonna walk out of Dynasty with anything but a loss under his belt. If this is supposed to be a Grand Rampage preview then I hope everyone in that match is watching very closely, because what I do to Impact this Friday is what I’ll be doing to ANYONE who stands in my way of headlining Pain for Pride.
(The virtual crowd gives a mixed reaction for SOSA Henderson, especially after the Voltage crowd’s reminder of his upcoming match against Impact this week on Dynasty. Finally after the huge announcement of SOSA Henderson competing in the Grand Rampage match, Voltage starts to fade away from the backstage area.)
(Commercial for Hot Pockets featuring Jake Smith, who wishes he could tell you how good they are but can’t because he doesn’t know how to use a microwave.)
(The cameras in the World 1 Theatre head backstage during the Voltage broadcast, and it’s in the interview area where Sofia Clarke can be found with the Specialists Champion, Constance Blevins, standing alongside her! With the Specialists Championship being carried over Constance’s shoulder, the champion appears somewhat put off as the interviewer begins to speak.)
Sofia Clarke: Constance, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me! I’m sure you know already that I really appreciate it! However, as far as last week is concerned, you know that I had to find you for this to get some insight on where your head is after what happened in your match against TLA! Let’s take a look!
(The live broadcast is swept up away in a fancy fade effect to put the match between TLA and Constance up for everyone watching to see. TLA looks to be in position to win from the top turnbuckle as Constance is down and out, only for TLA to ultimately be distracted by the arrival of Myles and Minerva. This allows Constance to get back up and knock TLA down, but Myles makes his presence further felt by taking TLA’s foot off the bottom rope when Constance has TLA pinned so that TLA is screwed out of a win. In the end of Myles and Minerva’s post-match attack on TLA, Minerva accidentally stumbles back and bumps into Constance – the two women have a small stare down before Constance leaves from the ring, taking the Specialists Title with her on the way out.)
(With the replay cutting out, Constance shakes her head as Sofia watches on for the champion’s reaction. She sighs heavily and looks like she’s already over the topic.)
Constance Blevins: There aren’t any secret issues with me and Minerva, if that’s what you’re wondering. What last week was, was nothing more than just an accident and there was nothing looming over that moment. Minerva and I have traveled the globe together, we’ve gone to war inside of that ring beside each other, and the two of us were able to rely on each other through ups and downs. We’ve looked out for each other and we’ve been by each other’s sides through plenty of success when we regularly teamed together. Truth be told, I will always consider Minerva to be my sister in arms even while we’re focused on our own paths, and that’s why I doubt she’d ever want to do anything that would put me in the line of fire. Honestly, this isn’t even an issue that should even be getting this kind of attention.
Sofia Clarke: Well, I’m just doing my job, Constance, and that means covering what goes on and getting the answers to questions that I know people have been asking. I mean, we all saw what happened and it only should’ve been expected that people would be curious.
Constance Blevins: And I believe that I answered those questions pretty properly just now. I’ve got no ill-will toward Minerva, and really, I’d like to just move on from the whole thing like it never even happened. That’s how little that small moment meant to me, as I’ve gone on about my business after the fact. What we should be talking about though, are the next big events coming up: Grand Rampage and Battle of Egypt. As Specialists Champion, I see it as my job to want to keep putting this championship at the forefront and to have it in all the major conversations knowing that I’m doing everything to bring eyes to it. I want to be defending this Specialists Championship at those events, before moving on to Pain for Pride, and honestly, it doesn’t matter to me who it is that I have to face; I’m looking for my next title defense to keep showing that I’ll continue to keep on working at being the champion I need to be-
???: Well, then look no further!
(Constance’s head turns as coming from her side of the screen is Holly Arrow, having tapped the reigning champion on her shoulder to get her attention. Constance looks a bit annoyed by the interruption as she certainly wasn’t finished speaking, but Holly certainly doesn’t seem to be put off by Constance’s somewhat cold reception of her arrival.)
Constance Blevins: Excuse you?
Holly Arrow: Actually, I think you heard me just fine! I can say that I definitely heard what you had to say, Constance, and I’d say that I’m looking to step up to the plate. I know that I just went through a whole hell of a lot back at Reckless Wiring just last night, though I’m here tonight and I’m here in this very moment to let you know that I might not be the opponent you had in mind, but I know I bring you the kind of challenge that you’re interested in. I’m sure in many people’s minds that I might not yet be someone they’d have at the front of their minds for competing against you at Grand Rampage or Pain for Pride, maybe not even for something like Battle of Egypt that’s coming up also – but that’s fine by me, because after winning at Reckless Wiring, I’m interested in this match between you and I happening a whole lot sooner anyway. Honestly, I’ll go ahead and say that it can take place next week on Voltage, even!
(Constance looks Holly up and down, not exactly convinced given the bandaging that Holly Arrow is sporting after the brutal match that she and Mary S. Atlas competed in against Sierra Bradford and Harper Lee the night before. Seeing this reaction from Constance, Holly can’t help but take a look at her own stitches and bandages understanding that it might not be helping the perception, but she quickly tries to quell any doubts!)
Holly Arrow: Listen, don’t let all this fool you, Constance, because trust me when I say that I can absolutely put up a fight! Maybe even more importantly, this is a fight I’m looking for myself. See, it was just a few months ago when I was facing off against the very woman that you beat for the Specialists Championship there on your shoulder, Kasey Kaos, and I know that I came far too close for her liking when it came to how that championship came to nearly being made mine instead. Knowing that, I’d love to have another shot at it all this time later – like I said, we don’t have to wait for some big FPV to roll around for that kind of match to happen when next week Sunday is wide open for me! These injuries sustained at Reckless Wiring shouldn’t concern you at all, and they definitely shouldn’t have anyone thinking that I’m just getting in over my head too soon or that I’ve just let this win go to my head. I know what I can prove to be capable of, and I know that I’m feeling ready to make good on meeting you in that ring no matter what! …That’s if, you’re up for it, of course.
(Constance takes a moment to consider Holly’s words and Holly awaits in obviously eager anticipation before Constance’s silent demeanor breaks, the champion coming to nod slowly into something more affirming.)
Constance Blevins: You know what, Holly? Alright. You’re on. We can have ourselves a Specialists Championship Match next week on Voltage, but just remember that you came to me looking for this match. You might be riding high off your Reckless Wiring victory and that’s good for you, sure, but don’t go getting ahead of yourself just yet. I worked long and I worked hard to not only make it this far in career surviving all that I have and succeeding where I have but just as much for this be my first-ever singles championship, and I’ve got no intention of leaving Voltage next week being done reigning this early, this soon before I can truly say I’ve left the mark I’ve wanted to with this Specialists Championship. All else I can tell you right now, Holly, is that when we’re out there in the ring that you had better be sure that you bring your best and not a thing short of it, because you were always only ever going to get mine.
(Excited, Holly grins and nods her head as it settles in that Constance has accepted her challenge to face her! Assuring Constance that she’ll absolutely be bringing all that she’s got against the champion, Holly heads out from the interview area while Constance watches on for a moment before exiting from the scene herself, leaving Sofia Clarke still standing by.)
Sofia Clarke: It looks like we’ll be having ourselves a Specialists Championship Match next week on Voltage! Constance Blevins looks to successfully defend her title against Holly Arrow! You guys won’t want to miss it!
(Despite having her interview segment taken over, Sofia still wears a smile on her face after the sudden developments that had just taken place before the scene starts to fade out! A match graphic for Constance Blevins versus Holly Arrow with the Specialists Championship on the line next week on Voltage is displayed on the screen to hype the upcoming bout, before Voltage goes to commercial.)
(Commercial promoting the upcoming match between Myles and TLA for the National Elite Championship.)
(The camera fades back into the World 1 Theatre as Bella Braxton is seen ready to announce the next match)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day beats through the speakers to the loud cheers of the crowd as Ms. Extreme makes her way out of the curtain and to the center of the stage. She looks around before raising her arm in the air and making her way down the ramp and towards the ring)
Stephie Love: Introducing first… From Calabasas, California… weighing in at 135 pounds… THE RED QUEEN… MS. EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: As for Ms. Extreme the last time we saw her in the ring she was blown up by the North Korean announcers table at Shock Value. :lupe: And the week before she announced she put her ballot in for the Grand Rampage match!
James Peters: Even if Captain Charisma would’ve forced her Ms. Extreme continues to push on despite whatever the hell happens to her health. She puts her all in the ring and she’s looking to prove that tonight against a very familiar opponent.
Persephone: I wish she would’ve died in that explosion, it’s one less Ava to worry about if you ask me.
(Ms. Extreme makes her way up the steel steps before entering into the ring as she climbs up the middle rope and raises her arm in the air again. She scans the crowd with a smile on her face before jumping down and making her way over to her corner as ‘Gangsta’ fades out from there. ‘ME’ by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie from there plays up as Veena Adams makes her way out to the stage to absolutely deafening boos from the crowd in the process. She had a big smirk on her face as she immediately makes her way down the ramp and towards the ring)
Stephie Love: And her opponent… From Greenwich, Connecticut… weighing in at 125 pounds… VEENA ADAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Well this week we’re seeing Veena back in action after just a few weeks ago she was at Reckless Wiring cheering Charlie Marr on against The Visual Prophet. Now she’s on Voltage looking to make her mark like she’s done very considerably before.
James Peters: Well the last time Veena was on Voltage we know she and the person she’s partnered with on Dynasty, fellow Ad Infintum partner Charlie conspired against The Beating Hearts of Voltage, her opponent tonight being one of them. So this should be interesting to see the dynamic for sure.
Persephone: OH-EM-GEE! LOOK AT THAT KWEEN! SLAY VEENA! SLAY! GO GET THAT ADOPTED AVA! BEAT HER ASS! GRRR! RAWR!
James Peters: :comeagain:
Persephone: What? I’m showing my appreciation for one of the greats, in my opinion? She’s number two, and you all already know who’s my number one. 😍😍😍
(Veena jumps up onto the apron and looks out, her smirk growing bigger as she enters into the ring. She makes her way over to the center of the ring before spreading her arms out with an egotistical gesture before turning on her heels and making her way over to her corner as ‘ME’ fades out and the ref signals for the bell from there)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this Dynasty vs. Voltage match is officially underway!
James Peters: LOOK! RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE MS. EXTREME SPRINTS TOWARDS VEENA AND TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A THESZ PRESS! Veena taken down as she didn’t expect the abrupt attack by Ms. Extreme who is just sending down lefts and rights towards her face which Veena is trying to block with the best of her ability! Ms. Extreme is relentless as it’s pure hatred towards Veena as finally the ref intervenes and forces the both of them to split up for the timebeing! What an emphatic start to the match so far!
Persephone: LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!
Rich Russillo: Veena getting right back up to her feet now, AS MS. EXTREME RUNS TOWARDS HER LOOKING TO DECAPITATE HER WITH A LARIAT! But Veena ducks under! Veena runs to the opposite side of ropes and back, AS SHE TAKES MS. EXTREME DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TOWARDS HER CHEST TO TAKE HER DOWN THIS TIME! Ms. Extreme taken down to the ground as she whips back up into a seated position, BUT NOT BEFORE VEENA RUNS FORWARD AND LEAPS UP TAKING MS. EXTREME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A BIG METEORA!
James Peters: Veena not wasting anytime grabbing Ms. Extreme by her head and dragging her up to her feet, as now she’s absolutely hammering away with forearms taking advantage of the opportunity that she has to get the upper hand! Ms. Extreme sent to the ropes as Veena grabs her by the arm and sends her into an Irish whip! BUT MS. EXTREME RETALIATES AS SHE REBOUNDS AND RUNS FORWARD BEFORE TAKING VEENA DOWN WITH A BIG BACK ELBOW TO COUNTER HER!
Persephone: You know, considering I don’t watch any other EAW show other than the one I’m forced to watch because I’m here, Veena reminds me alot of a young me. :wow:
James Peters: She’s probably older than you to be honest.
Persephone: Ok now we’re being too specific the one time I’m trying to be nice you fucking whore.
Rich Russillo: Veena taken down to the mat by Ms. Extreme as she’s not wasting anytime now stomping down on her chest to keep her down on the ground! She turns on her heels and runs to the ropes and back now looking to keep Veena grounded, AS SHE RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR A LEG DROP TOWARDS HER HEAD! But Veena moves out of the way just in the nick of time! Ms. Extreme crashes onto the ground as Veena is back up and turns around as Ms. Extreme gets back up to a knee! AND VEENA TAKES HER BACK DOWN WITH A SICKENING SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD!
James Peters: Veena has got the better of Ms. Extreme so far as Veena grabs her by her head and brings her right back up! AS NOW THIS TIME SHE TURNS MS. EXTREME AROUND AND GOES FOR A BIG RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! Which enables Ms. Extreme to land right onto her feet! Veena completely dumbfounded as she gets back up and bum rushes towards her! BUT THIS TIME MS. EXTREME TURNS HER AROUND AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SUPLEX OF HER OWN BUT MAKE IT EXPLODING!
Persephone: But make it exploding??? :dahell:
James Peters: An Exploder Suplex damn stop being so nitpicky and do your job.
Rich Russillo: Veena taken to the ground in a world of hurt as Ms. Extreme is right back up looking to follow through with her attack, AS SHE JUMPS UP AND TAKES A SEATED VEENA BACK DOWN WITH A DROPKICK TOWARDS THE BACK OF HER HEAD! Now you just know that had to hurt! Veena quickly rolling out of the ring as she falls back against the barricade, clearly trying to get a breather as at the moment this is definitely not looking so hot for her! BUT LOOK! MS. EXTREME RUNNING TOWARDS HER INSIDE THE RING AS SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF TO THE OUTSIDE TAKING VEENA DOWN WITH A BIG SUICIDE DIVE!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme is making sure Veena is unable to catch a break tonight as she is definitely bringing the fight here! Ms. Extreme grabs her and rolls her back into the ring as now she’s climbing right up to the top rope, waiting for Veena to get up! AS SHE LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP ROPE LOOKING TO TAKE HER DOWN WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK! But Veena narrowly avoids it! Ms. Extreme crashes down to the ground as Veena takes advantage locking in a headlock and dragging her back up! AS SHE TAKES HER DOWN WITH A QUICK SNAP SUPLEX FOR GOOD MEASURE!
Persephone: Look at her! She’s enjoying kicking the shit out of the adopted Ava, and I don’t blame her! Keep beating the shit out of her, make her suffer! Make her bleed!
Rich Russillo: Well you can definitely see the smirk on Veena’s face grow as this match continues on! Veena taking her time as she drags Ms. Extreme up and sends her towards the corner with a quick Irish whip! She’s backed up as Veena runs towards her, and connects with a quick chop towards her chest! Ms. Extreme fighting through the pain as Veena goes for another! But Ms. Extreme grabs her by the head and sends a knee towards her gut and forces her into the corner herself! Both of them switching positions as Ms. Extreme is absolutely teeing off with right hands towards her face to weaken her! Ms. Extreme now stepping back to get a running start, AS SHE RUNS FORWARD AND SENDS A KNEE STRAIGHT TOWARDS HER GUT WITH PURE AUTHORITY!
James Peters: Veena falls down to a seated position in the corner but Ms. Extreme is lifting her back up and pulling her out of the corner as well, setting her up! AS SHE GOES FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLEX INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! But Veena manages to slip out, AS VEENA QUICKLY ROLLS MS. EXTREME INTO A ROLLUP!
Persephone: NO! I WANTED THE MATCH TO END HERE! CURSE YOU AVA’S!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME PUTS HER FOOT ON THE MIDDLE ROPE BEFORE THE REF CAN BEGIN THE COUNT! Veena pushing away Ms. Extreme as she rolls up to a knee, BUT BEFORE SHE CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE VEENA STEPS BACK AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK ACROSS MS. EXTREME’S JAW TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT BEFORE SHE CAN EVEN GET UP! Veena taking back control of this matchup in a heartbeat as she brings Ms. Extreme up, AND SHE GIVES HER A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE AS SHE SENDS MS. EXTREME INTO THE TURNBUCKLES WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX! VEENA PULLING MS. EXTREME TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG!
James Peters: BUT MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT BEFORE THREE!
Persephone: Sadly, my suffering continues.
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme attempting to recover but Veena is already stomping a mud hole down on her chest! And I think she finds enjoyment beating up an Ava after the last time she was on Voltage! Ms. Extreme quickly rolling to the ropes which forces Veena to step back, BEFORE SHE RUNS TOWARDS MS. EXTREME AND GOES FOR A QUICK BASEBALL SLIDE TO KNOCK HER OUT OF THE RING!
James Peters: BUT MS. EXTREME ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS SHE GRABS VEENA BY THE LEG AND PULLS HER OUT OF THE RING AS WELL! Ms. Extreme quickly grabbing Veena by her head as this is her chance to turn the tables in her favor right here, AS SHE THROWS VEENA INTO THE BARRICADE SPINEFIRST! Ms. Extreme isn’t done though as she grabs Veena again and pulls her back up to her feet, BEFORE THROWING HER BACK INTO THE BARRICADE FOR EXTRA MEASURE! SHE’S MAKING SURE VEENA HURTS FOR EVERYTHING SHE’S DONE!
Persephone: I hope Cumile-
James Peters: Oh so now you’re stealing Veena’s nicknames for them huh? :mjpls:
Persephone: So inspirational :wow:. Anyways I hope she just agree to give up the match and let the ref count her out, but some things are just too good to be true, her family is too damn stubborn.
Rich Russillo: Veena crumbling down to the ground almost immediately as Ms. Extreme grabs her by her arm this time and pulls her back up, AS SHE LOOKS TO THROW HER DIRECTLY INTO THE STEEL STEPS! BUT VEENA MANAGES TO TURN IT AROUND AS SHE SENDS HER INTO AN IRISH WHIP OF HER OWN SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Ms. Extreme in a world of hurt as Veena grabs her by her head and rolls her back into the ring now looking to take advantage once more!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme now crawling up to a knee, somehow someway she’s making an attempt to get back into this match and halt Veena’s momentum for the time being! BUT VEENA ALREADY RUNNING FORWARD AND LOOKING FOR A RUNNING KNEE TOWARDS THE SKULL OF MS. EXTREME! WHICH CONNECTS! Ms. Extreme dropping down to the ground as Veena waits for her to get back up to a knee again! AS SHE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND BACK AND GOES FOR ANOTHER KNEE!
Persephone: BUT NO! APPARENTLY THE AVA’S LIKE TO BE LITTLE BITCHES AMD NOT ACCEPT THE BEATING THAT THEY DESERVE!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME MEETS HER WITH A RUNNING LARIAT TOWARDS THE HEAD OF VEENA! Veena taken down to the mat as in an instant Ms. Extreme has turned this match around! Veena completely taken by surprise as she sits back up, BUT MS. EXTREME RUNS FORWARD AND RELENTLESSLY STOMPS ON HER FACE TO TAKE HER BACK DOWN! Veena taken down to the ground absolutely stunned as Ms. Extreme makes her way down and quickly locks in a Side Headlock!
James Peters: Ms. Extreme with the rest hold locked in as Veena is quickly trying to find a way to slip out before any further damage can be done to her in this matchup! Veena slowly beginning to rise but Ms. Extreme is making her best attempt to drop her weight in an attempt to keep her down on the ground! But Veena is back up to a vertical base as she’s immediately sending elbows towards her gut! Ms. Extreme is weakened as she’s trying to keep the hold locked in on Veena, but Veena using her weight to push Ms. Extreme towards the ropes as now she forces a rope break! Veena saved herself just for the moment!
Persephone: :noah: End the goddamn match already, I BLAME THE AVA’S!
Rich Russillo: :whoa:
Persephone: But am I wrong is the question?
Rich Russillo: Veena not wasting anytime after the rope break after Ms. Extreme let’s go! She grabs the head of Ms. Extreme and slams her headfirst into the top turnbuckle! Veena shoving her into the corner now as she’s sending punches left and right towards every part of Ms. Extreme from her head to her gut! Ms. Extreme attempting to shove her away, BUT VEENA ROLLS BACK UP TO HER FEET AS SHE RUNS TOWARDS HER AND SENDS A CORNER CLOTHESLINE TOWARDS HER HEAD TO SEND HER DOWN TO A SEATED POSITION!
James Peters: Veena isn’t done though as she’s now taking a very dramatic circle around the ring, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A FACE WASH TOWARDS THE FACE OF A CORNERED MS. EXTREME! Ms. Extreme is taken down as Veena once again grabs her by her head and sends her back down to the mat! Veena falling back in the corner now as I think we know what she’s going for here! Ms. Extreme crawling up as Veena waits patiently in the corner! AS SHE GOES FOR SKULL FRACTURE! PUNT KICK RIGHT TOWARDS THE SKULL OF MS. EXTREME COULD DAMN NEAR KNOCK HER OUT COLD!
Rich Russillo: BUT MS. EXTREME ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE TRIPPING VEENA AND TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT! Veena stumbling up as Ms. Extreme is back up as well! AS MS. EXTREME CATCHES HER WITH A TWIST OF FATE! TWIST OF FATE TAKES VEENA DOWN TO THE GROUND AS MS. EXTREME QUICKLY SCRAMBLES TOWARDS HER TO GO FOR A PIN ATTEMPT HERE!
James Peters: BUT VEENA GETS THE SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME!
Persephone: :pain: I love her but enough is enough.
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme sits up as she’s willing to continue to push through this match getting right back up to her feet! Ms. Extreme quickly making her way up to the top rope, I think she’s looking for the opportunity opportunity finish this match right here and now! Ms. Extreme standing as Veena has barely moved on the ground! SHE’S GOING FOR A BLIND FURY! MS. EXTREME FLYING THROUGH THE AIR GOING FOR A DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!
James Peters: But Veena rolls out of the way just in time! Ms. Extreme tumbles down to the ground but rolls to the corner to get back up, AS VEENA RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR THE FACE WASH AGAIN TO RECOVER! But it’s Ms. Extreme this time using the ropes to pull herself away as she was thinking two steps ahead right here! Veena collides with the turnbuckle as Ms. Extreme runs to the ropes and back, BEFORE LEAPING THROUGH THE AIR AND GOING FOR A FLYING FOREARM! BUT VEENA WITH A BICYCLE KICK TOWARDS THE HEAD OF MS. EXTREME TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT AGAIN!
Persephone: Haha now pin her and get this match over with, honestly my standards are so low at this point that I could care less who wins, just please get this match over with before I quite literally die of boredom.
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme tumbles down to the ground once more as Veena falls back into the corner, AS SHE RUNS FORWARD! SHE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT THE SKULL FRACTURE! PUNT KICK INCOMING!
James Peters: But Ms. Extreme once again rolls out of the way as she attempts to trip Veena again, but it’s Veena that jumps over her! She was expecting that as she runs to the ropes while Ms. Extreme gets back up to her feet and realizes what’s happening! AS SPEAR! SPEAR! VEENA DRIVES MS. EXTREME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG QUICKLY GOING FOR THE PIN TO CAPITALIZE! WILL THIS BE IT?!
Persephone: GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! WHY WON’T YOU LOSE ALREADY?! YOUR REAL PARENTS DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM LOSING YOU SO BE LIKE THEM!
Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Veena is clearly not happy as she looks pissed that she’s even pushing on! Veena getting right back up to her feet and climbing up to the top, and there’s a plethora of moves that she could go for right here that could quite literally end the match if Ms. Extreme is not careful. AND I THINK WE HAVE OUR ANSWER RIGHT HERE! VEENA IS GOING FOR FATAL VOW! MOONSAULT DOUBLE FOOT STOMP DRIVING RIGHT DOWN ONTO THE CHEST OF MS. EXTREME!
James Peters: WAIT! Ms. Extreme grabbing the leg of Veena before she can launch! Ms. Extreme with the last of her energy keeping Veena at bay as she’s climbing up the turnbuckles and immediately sending punches towards Veena to bring her back down to the ground as Veena cautiously turns around to face her on the top turnbuckle, sending punches back as well as both of them are on the top! This doesn’t look very good as Veena is continuing to send punches at the weakened Ms. Extreme! Ms. Extreme forced downwards, AS SHE FALLS OFF THE TOP ROPE!
Persephone: WAIT! YES VEENA! SLAY KWEEN! GO GET EM!
Rich Russillo: VEENA DROPS MS. EXTREME INTO THE TREE OF WOE POSITION! LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF MS. EXTREME DROPS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND! IS VEENA GOING TO GO FOR THE PIN?!
James Peters: Well Rich as pristine as this opportunity looks it seems like Veena isn’t going for the pin! You can tell she’s enjoying this, she wants to add insult to injury it looks to be! Ms. Extreme is literally coughing trying to get air in her lungs and Veena still isn’t going for the pin!
Persephone: She knows best, she can do whatever the hell she wants as long as she gets the victory :wow:. It’s an adopted Ava anyways it’s not like anyone would break a sweat against her, her and Candice Blair.
Rich Russillo: Why Candice too?
Persephone: Jobber and adopted.
Rich Russillo: Well alright then, Veena falling back into the corner as she waits for Ms. Extreme to get up again slowly but surely! Ms. Extreme is back up as Veena runs forward, VEENA IS GOING FOR THE SPEAR! COULD SHE CONNECT WITH ANOTHER TO TAKE MS. EXTREME DOWN FOR GOOD MEASURE!
James Peters: WAIT! WAIT! TWIST OF FATE OUT OF NOWHERE! MS. EXTREME JUST CONNECTED WITH THE TWIST OF FATE TO TAKE DOWN VEENA MID-SPEAR! WHAT A COUNTER BY THE RED QUEEN! Ms. Extreme is exhausted and out of breath but she’s already getting back up to her feet, and despite everything she knows that’s not going to be enough to take Veena down for good! Ms. Extreme is climbing up slowly as she positions herself on the top rope! SHE’S GOING FOR IT!
Persephone: NO! NO! PLEASE! VEENA COME ON DO SOMETHING I BEG YOU!
Rich Russillo: A BLIND FURY! A BLIND FURY! MS. EXTREME FINALLY CONNECTS WITH THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP WITH THE LAST BIT OF ENERGY SHE HAS LEFT IN HER ENERGY! MS. EXTREME IS CRAWLING FOR DEAR LIFE AS SHE’S MAKING HER WAY OVER TO VEENA WHO IS COMPLETELY DOWN AND OUT!
James Peters: AS SHE THROWS AN ARM OVER VEENA! PIN ATTEMPT! PIN ATTEMPT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Gangsta’ plays up to loud cheers as Ms. Extreme completely slouches down to the ground after she hears the bell. Physically exhausted she pulls herself closer to the ropes as she drags herself up slowly, leaning against the ropes as the ref makes her way over and raises her hand high in the air in victory. She makes her way up to the top rope as she from there spreads her arms out before climbing down and continuing her celebration from there)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner… MS. EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!
Rich Russillo: What a surprisingly great match that we were able to witness tonight! Veena gave it her all, pulling out all the stops and hell even getting a hair away from the victory if she didn’t get over zealous. But in the end Ms. Extreme took advantage of one move too many and mustered out as much strength left in her body as she could and got the win.
James Peters: Indeed and while this isn’t the end of Veena, Ms. Extreme gets right back on track after Shock Value now and heads onto Grand Rampage and she, just as all of us, continue on the road to Pain For Pride. Better luck next time to Veena, and congratulations to Ms. Extreme!
(Ms. Extreme looks down at Veena with a chuckle before she rolls out of the ring and let’s the ref tend on Veena, who is absolutely livid at this point. The last shot seen is Ms. Extreme raising her hand up in victory as from there, Voltage fades out)
(The camera fades to the backstage area. Sitting in the locker room of the World 1 Theatre, IDOL-GUN relax after enduring their Ring of Fire match at Reckless Wiring; a faint mix of a reaction from the Voltage virtual crowd can be heard, appreciating IDOL-GUN keeping the belts on the Sunday night brand. Their bodies bandaged and Hikari’s mouth swollen, her lips burned after having a flaming microphone shoved into her mouth. Despite the injuries, despite the burns and despite still carrying the battle marks from Shock Value two weeks earlier, their Unified Tag Team Championships rest on the shelf behind them and both women don smiles that can’t fade)
Miku Sakai: Imagine it Hikari. Imagine being the awful dumb cunts who thought they were capable of defeating us last night at Reckless Wiring. Dynasty actually thought that they were going to get the Unified Tag Team Championships back onto their brand by having those two vanilla dickheads defeat us. What is it about people continuing to doubt us? What is it about people not getting it through their thick fucking skulls that they can’t beat us? We don’t care how edgy you want to be, or how little your dick gets touched and the need you have to release sexual energy or whatever creepy perverted shit they do, we did everything that we said we were going to do and we cooked those cunts alive.
(Hikari smiles and nods)
Hikari Kanno: (inaudible words)
Miku Sakai: I know! The embodiment of 4Chan lost every match they were in last night and I like to think that IDOL-GUN played the biggest, most noteworthy role. We exposed what they are, a bunch of women hating, Asian hating losers who can’t do anything right in this business. They should be bouncing back from Reckless Wiring by attending sensitivity training.
(Hikari once again smiles and nods)
Hikari Kanno: (inaudible words)
Miku Sakai: YES! GOOD POINT! I can’t believe it wasn’t the first thing I thought of, this is why you’re my best friend. We just finished our three week sprint across three major events and well IDOL-GUN proved that we’re just undeniably the very best tag team in this entire company! Let’s just forget the irrelevant and meaningless match I had with Consuela because nobody is going to remember it, but we dominated the last few weeks in a way that none of these other useless motherfuckers could ever imagine. THEY would have failed where we succeeded. We’re the fucking Queens of Voltage and we’re the fucking Queens of Elite Anwers Wrestling. In fact, we’ve been doing FAR more work across all three brands than some Elitists have done in two months, more even. And I’m not just talking about those fucking losers at the bottom, I mean all the way to the top; some of these so called “Champions” could learn a thing or two or three, or maybe just learn from scratch, from watching us. We deserve the same respect and admiration that they get; the fuck have they done to deserve it?
(Hikari claps and nods friverously praising Miku for her words)
Hikari Kanno: (Inaudible words)
Miku Sakai: Huh? Sorry can you say that again?
(Hikari leans over and picks a plastic bin up. A thick substance spills out from her mouth and into the bin, but immediately she feels relieved)
Hikari Kanno: Sorry, my mouth still feels like it’s on fire and I can’t waste anything, but at least I don’t have to hold that disgusting gel in my mouth any longer for the time being.
(Miku sees the pain her partner is still in from the match and comforts her…but Hikari’s smile doesn’t give away that she’s bothered by it)
Hikari Kanno: What was I saying? Oh right! Is there honestly anyone else in this company ready to tackle us? Seriously! The Realm were frauds, a ticking time bomb and we saw that explode last night. Every other tag team is either split, in shambles themselves or not interested in us. What are we going to do now? I can only drive my heels into the simps over and over and over and over and over — you know what, nevermind. Point is, we’re going to need some fresh challengers. I don’t want us to sit here and just watch the days on the calendar fly by without us having some kind of challenge. Not an actual challenge because none of these pathetic flesh sacks are challenging for us, but you know, I want them to at least pretend, at least act as if they’re decent challengers. And no challengers that belong on an FBI watch list; Donnovan and Maxwell were enough.
(Hikari shudders at the thought of the opponents the two had just faced. They continue to talk to one another, their words turning from English to Japanese. Eventually they’re interrupted by a stagehand carrying a brown package heavily taped around. )
Stagehand: Ummm…excuse me….ladies?
(Taken aback by the stagehand’s presence, IDOL-GUN respond as they typically do to strangers)
Hikari Kanno: Who the fuck are you?
Miku Sakai: Are you the same pervert from last week who was stalking us and filming us? I guess you’re new to the simpdom because there’s better angles to capture us from you know; your craft is poor and you’d never survive among the simps.
Stagehand: W-what? No I don’t even really know who the two of you are or anything–
Miku Sakai: Okay he’s a simp.
Hikari Kanno: Definitely a simp. We’ve heard this one way too many times, the old “I don’t know who you are” trick that stopped working the first time that a simp almost got into my pants and we’re not letting it happen again; we know what you’re doing, okay? Which one are you? The one who sends us those sticky mangas? Or what about the one who sends us those love letters? Or are you the creepy dude who keeps asking us weirdly accurate questions about the places that we visit? No, you know what, nevermind. Security! Security! Please remove this filthy mongrel from our presence. He’s upsetting us and giving me Nam-like flashbacks to dealing with those incels last night.
(Stunned, the stagehand doesn’t know what to do. He doesn’t know whether to place the package down beside the two of them or to leave with the package. His indecision only pisses IDOL-GUN off more)
Miku Sakai: Are you fucking deaf? How dumb of a cunt are you to not get the message? Leave! Go! Shoo! Bad simp! Bad! This is why we set boundaries and limitations, you’re probably new and don’t understand just yet.
Stagehand: Sigh. I told them that this wasn’t going to work. I guess I’ll just leave. By the way, some of that stuff? Super predatory stuff you should probably look at getting the police involved or something for your own safety.
(Miku, feeling slightly disrespected that she would need anyone’s help, tightens her fist ready to punch the stagehand but Hikari stops her)
Hikari Kanno: I feel I’m going to regret asking this but who are you talking about?
(The stagehand offers the package that’s been present this entire time only now just becoming seen by the girls. Immediately they’re hesitant to accept the gift and the stagehand rolls his eyes at their response)
Miku Sakai: Did you check to see if it was a bomb?
Hikari Kanno: Probably a bomb.
Stagehand: I can’t fuc–
Miku and Hikari: PROFESSIONAL?!?!
Stagehand: I’m positive that they screen every package that comes through their facility okay? Just…here…take the package. It’s not going to be a bomb, it’s not going to be anything that puts you in danger…at least not in even more danger than you’re already in if what you’ve said is true.
Hikari Kanno: I don’t know…I’ve seen how fucked up Amazon is these days and who the fuck are you to judge whether or not we’re in danger? HUH?
(Miku quickly loses patience and snatches the box from the stagehand’s grasp. Relieved, the stagehand finally walks away with a smile on his face, shaking his head and hoping he never has to deal with IDOL-GUN again. Hikari shows some concern but Miku feels encouraged)
Miku Sakai: Look it’s probably just another gift from one of the simps and they finally figured out how to send their shit right here to us instead of the usual PO boxes. Besides, how bad can it really be? It wouldn’t be anything new to us at least; we’ve seen the worst of what the simps could send us already.
(Hikari shrugs, having no response to that. Miku places the box down on the small table beside them, rips the tape down the center of the package and opens up both sides. Their anticipation turns to confusion and their confusion turns to slight trepidation. The camera leans in to see a blood-soaked special edition manga, a familiar one both have seen before; it’s pages crinkled up and torn with a note sitting above it)
“All I wanted was for you to sign my magma or whatever it’s called. I forgot :troll:”
Miku Sakai: Okay, this is actually pretty fucked up. Which one of the simps is that desperate for our attention that they would send us a ‘gift’ like this? Is this real blood?!? Sacrifices aren’t something that I expected the simps to reach.
(Hikari looks over the handwriting, trying to piece together a logical, possible figure who might have sent this)
Hikari Kanno: Hmmmm…of all the simps that are trying to please us right now, is that Republican Rep still trying to get into your pants because he loves your outfits?
(Miku ponders the possibility of it for a second but eventually shakes her head)
Miku Sakai: Nah, I don’t think so; it doesn’t seem like his style, a little too extreme. He’s more of a flight to another state for dinner kind of guy. I think he caught on that I’m not a high school student. His gifts were nice though.
(Hikari reaches in and picks up the note by one of the few spaces where the blood hasn’t been soaked up by the paper. She raises it up above the box and it reveals a little more on the other side)
(Visibly becoming more and more freaked out, the girls take a step backwards from the package)
Miku Sakai: Hey…isn’t…isn’t Roby that one simp that’s always following you and the first to try and serve you…
Hikari Kanno: Uuuuhhhhh yeah…come to mention it…isn’t that the manga from another simp of your’s?
Miku Sakai: Are…are the simps turning on each other?
(Feeling grossed out, Hikari drops the note back onto the manga and Miku proceeds to kick the table over, to send the package flying across the room. However beneath the manga were two severed heads of asian barbie dolls. The disturbing nature of the gift concerns both Miku and Hikari, who begin to shudder a bit at the rather gruesome sight)
Miku Sakai: No, no, fuck this. Fuck ALL of this. How fucking weird do you have to be send us a gift like that? We’ve been sent some pretty questionable things okay. We’ve been sent some gifts that I’m pretty sure we should have first called someone and got them on the same lists as Insurgency are on. After all that we’ve gone through the last few weeks, all the work we’ve done, all the matches we’ve won, putting our bodies through pain and suffering to keep the Unified Tag Team Championships THIS is how one of them is going to show their gratitude to us? Just send us fucking money like all the other dumb cunts and be done with it.
Hikari Kanno: The simps would never turn on each other…at least I don’t think they would…this has to be a dumb fucking prank from one of them. There’s so many other ways to get our attention. Go the usual routes, spam us on social media, wait for us outside the World 1 Theatre, lurk the shops we shop at sniffing the clothes we try on, there’s a LOT of other normal, reasonable things to do. But this? I’m actually starting to get pretty creeped out by this; it’s just taking it a step too far. Sending us severed heads of barbie dolls is some seriously fucked up stuff that’s borderline serial killer stuff.
(Miku looks towards Hikari at the mere mention of a serial killer but Hikari’s confident smile reassures her that everything is okay)
Hikari Kanno: But nobody would dare come after us like that, not after what we did at Reckless Wiring. We’ll burn cunts alive if they get a little too close and personal.
Miku Sakai: I wonder if we can start branding some of the simps? :lupe:
Hikari Kanno: :notbad:
(The two look back at the mess created on the floor; the manga ripped worse having skid across the carpet of the locker room floor, the blood spilled staining it and continuing to seap deeper and deeper into the fabrics. But perhaps most concerning and most intimidating remains the severed asian barbie doll heads)
Hikari Kanno: Yeah lets get someone else to clean this up. I don’t want to be within a football field of this place. Do you think a simp would be willing to go to jail for arson if we ask him to burn this place down?
(The pair immediately grab their bags and their Unified Tag Team Championships and quickly head towards the door. The camera slowly becomes more focused on the doll heads before fading to black)
(Commercial for Indeed.com, which Ryan Wilson may need after losing his spot as general manager.)
(The camera cuts to TLA with the National Elite Championship outside the arena using it as a leash to take Steroid Dawg for a walk. You know he ain’t picking that shit up tho. They should be honored to have Steroid Dawg shit on they lawns. Shit is worth money.)
TLA: Yo I got the strap. Ain’t nobody taking the strap. This my strap just like this my dawg. My dawg is a good dawg. My strap is a good strap. Myles ain’t got shit on me. Imma be campeon por vida. I got this thang on lock and ain’t nobody stopping me when I come thru and when I run thru. Cuz I run thru faster than most you see I be taking pendejos down with the quickness dropping haters with that lightning speed. You see as the National Elite Champion I be reppin’ for the nation of elite people and that means that it is my responsibility to deliver these manos to the entire nation. They be giving me repetitive opps out here. I took Myles’ ass to school once. Then they brought him to me and said I gotta take he ass to school one more time. That shit ain’t efficient. I ain’t got time to waste on one homie when I gotta whole nation to rep for.
(Steroid Dawg is shown digging a hole in the dirt and spraying it at a Grand Rampage poster outside the arena. The entire poster is soon covered with dirt so you can barely even make out Rex’s smiling face looking back at you.)
TLA: Facts only. You see every time I step foot in the ring for this company and for this brand I go to war. I bring my best and I step to my opps like only a soldado can. Orale I be bustin’ cabezas and spillin’ that sangre letting it flow like a river. That’s that shit these Voltage homies be down with. Gotta give the people what they want. You can’t expect anything less from a vato.
(TLA pets Steroid Dawg aggressively before reaching up and grabbing the National Elite Championship. TLA unbuckles it as Steroid Dawg has become unchained and starts wildin’.)
TLA: We lettin’ loose out here which is why I am declaring that I will be entering the Grand Rampage whether Captain Charisma allows it or not. Y’all ain’t checking my ID keep Kensingten’s phone away from her. I’m slidin’ on in that Grand Rampage match legal or not and ain’t lettin’ la migra stop me if I wanna toss some motherfuckers over the top rope. Back in 2017 I came within an inch from winning this whole damn thing so I would not count me out and when I step in that ring and start throwing gringos out of it you will recognize that the Baddest Hombre on the Planet is going on the grandest rampage he ever has! Grand Rampage beasting means Grand Rampage feasting. We taking them all down and we headlining the grandest show of them all. You gonna have my face up on all the posters and y’all gonna have no choice but to look at it.
(TLA holds the National Elite Championship up to the camera.)
TLA: This shit may be important to me but I don’t see no reason why I can’t have two of them. Ay we finna be a double champion up in here come Pain for Pride. Imma treasure hunter and I be diggin’ for all this oro just like Steroid Dawg stay digging them holes in yo yard. Who the fuck is going to say no when Steroid Dawg comes for they holes? You gotta give up all yo holes like it or not and if you ain’t got enough holes then my AK runnin’ thru to pop some more in real quick. Y’all all wondering who the fuck going to win Grand Rampage this year and I am comin’ out and spittin’ like I do. Telling the whole world. I am the man who has survived an Electrified TLC Match. I am the man who helped lead Team Voltage to victory at Territorial Invasion no matter what the fuck Ahren has to say about it. I am the man who bounced back from all the shit Drake King thru at me to drop his ass in Barbed Wire Massacre. And then not only that but I jacked this title from his bitch boi too just to rub extra salt in the room. Stop lookin’ for competition y’all. Soy el hombre que buscabas.
(TLA walks around the corner of the arena looking for Steroid Dawg who ran off digging wholes everywhere. He nearly trips and falls into a massive cratered hole that has been dug. A large number of dinosaur bones are shown at the bottom of the hole as Steroid Dawg rips one out and brings it back to TLA. TLA smiles and pats Steroid Dawg on the head before throwing the bone directly at the camera. Fade to black.)
(Commercial for Attack on Australia, the hit new anime coming soon, starring Myles.)
(“Enemy Strike” by Yuki Hayashi begins to play through the speakers as the crowd boos as Myles comes out with Minerva by his side. Minerva is whispering some encouragement to Myles, who seems laser-focused and looking straight ahead to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!
Bella Braxton: AND… IT’S FOR THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…THE CHALLENGER… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY MINERVA…REPRESENTING THE NEW EDEN…FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING IN 227 POUNDS… ‘THE MANIFEST’ … MYLES!!!!!!!!
James Peters: This can be considered as Myles’ ‘rematch’ for the National Elite Championship that he lost at Shock Value to an Electrified TLC match. Thanks to TLA, Myles’ five-month reign as National Elite Championship came to an end. I think there’s something about the loss to TLA that doesn’t sit well with Myles.
Rich Russillo: Or it’s Drake King getting inside his mind. There’s no doubt that Drake isn’t the biggest fan of TLA, so watching his New Eden brethren lose the title to TLA is something that he hates to see. Happily for Myles, he has an opportunity to reclaim the gold and with Minerva at his corner, I could see it happening.
Persephone: I’m not the biggest fan of TLA being National Elite Champion either, but I’m just thinking about Rexy’s sake at Grand Rampage. If Myles reclaims the gold, will he be out of Grand Rampage? Does Rexy not have to worry about Myles?
James Peters: You would rather have TLA in that Grand Rampage match than Myles?
Persephone: I think Rex is capable of handling TLA, but Myles gave Rex a blemish in his record this season and that’s not okay with me.
(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac replaces “Enemy Strike” as TLA comes out in his Mexican flag themed lowrider as he has the National Elite Championship on his waist. He seems to be having a ball as Michelle McGillislutty, Gloria Tightpussy and two other poons are in the backseat. The crowd clearly loves TLA as he’s dancing along to his music.)
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM THE POON PALACE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS… HE IS THE CURRENT EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… ‘LA PANTERA SEXUAL’…TLA!!!!!!!
James Peters: Here comes the National Elite Champion who has stopped his dancing and is heading towards the ramp. That’s the thing with TLA — he can be fun, but when he is serious, he produces magic inside the squared circle. People are so easy to dismiss TLA as being anything, but a comedy character, but TLA is an amazing competitor. Don’t let that fun demeanor fool you. He’s clearly focused in this match.
Rich Russillo: TLA is a Hall of Famer and that’s something that people don’t take under consideration enough, but there’s was plenty on question if TLA was worthy enough to face Myles at Shock Value, but TLA provide that when given the opportunity, he delivers and he delivers greatness, but that was a TLC match? Can we expect for TLA to produce that greatness again and defeat someone as talented as Myles?
Persephone: It’s going to take a lot for TLA to defeat Myles, but anything can happen on Voltage.
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: The two Elitists circle around each other before going for a lock up, but Myles manages to get TLA by the wrist as he goes for a wristlock, but TLA elbows Myles in the face before applying a headlock on him. But, Myles pushes TLA to the horizontal set of ropes and holds him there for a second before the referee steps in to begin the count!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Rich Russillo: Myles slowly backs away from, allowing him to straighten himself up, but Myles goes right after the champion with a kick to the stomach before pulling him closer, following that up with a vertical suplex as TLA falls back! Myles goes for the cover!
Persephone: TLA kicks out as Myles sits up the National Elite Champion before beginning to elbow TLA on the shoulder! Myles applies a chinlock on TLA, but TLA slowly gets himself to a vertical base and twists himself out of the move! He kicks Myles in the stomach before getting the challenger by the wrist and whipping him towards the horizontal set of ropes! Myles catches himself on the ropes, preventing himself from rebounding off of them! TLA CHARGES TOWARDS THE FORMER CHAMPION WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT MYLES LIFTS TLA OUT OF THE RING! TLA CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE APRON BEFORE SHOULDER THRUSTING MYLES THROUGH THE ROPES AND TO HIS STOMACH BEFORE REJOINING HIM INSIDE THE RING!
James Peters: TLA spears Myles to the ground before throwing some stiff punches to the Australian! TLA allows Myles to get back to his feet before pulling him closer and it seems like TLA is going for a suplex, but Myles punches the champion on his side, loosening the grip that TLA has on him! Myles gets TLA and counters with a leg hook gutwrench suplex on TLA! TLA crashes onto his back as Myles looks to continue his momentum in this match by stomping TLA in the forehead! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE MYLES WILL FOCUS HIS ATTENTION ON THE SHOULDER OF THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION BEFORE PLACING HIS ENTIRE WEIGHT ON THE LEFT SHOULDER OF TLA! TLA LIFTS HIS RIGHT SHOULDER OFF THE GROUND TO AVOID THE REFEREE FROM COUNTING THE PIN! MYLES GETS TLA BY HIS LEFT ARM AND BENDS IT BACK! MYLES PAUSES FOR A MOMENT BEFORE…STOMPING ON THE ARM OF THE CHAMPION!!!!
Rich Russillo: Instantly, TLA clutches to his arm, holding back of the pain! Myles manages to get TLA’s left arm again before bending it back…ANOTHER STOMP OF THE ARM OF TLA!!!! This makes the champion wiggle like a fish as he clutches that left arm of his! MYLES GETS TLA BY HIS LEFT ARM BEFORE TAKING IT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! MYLES BEGINS TO INTERTWINE TLA’S ARM WITH THE BOTTOM ROPE BEFORE DELIVERING A HARSH STOMP TO IT! TLA SEPARATES HIS ARM FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE AS THE REFEREE GETS IN BETWEEN MYLES AND TLA! TLA SITS HIMSELF UP, BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT HE’S STILL CLUTCHING TO HIS ARM! He’s trying to get himself to his feet, but Myles delivers a big boot that knocks the champion down! Myles begins to stomp on TLA over and over again before the referee feels the need to pull Myles away from TLA!
(While the referee is dealing with Myles, Minerva begins to choke TLA with the bottom rope for a moment. Myles turns his focus back on TLA as Minerva takes a step back, letting her man continue disseminating his opponent.)
Persephone: I don’t think the referee realized what Minerva just did, but she’s gonna need to be careful not getting Myles disqualified from the match. TLA retains if that happens and I don’t think that New Eden can suffer another loss like that.
James Peters: Shock Value was a tough night for New Eden, but if Myles can recapture the title, it would make things look up for them going into Grand Rampage.
Rich Russillo: Myles gets TLA up to his feet before pulling him by the wrist and taking him down with a clothesline! Myles begins to throw some punches onto the champion, looking to weaken him a little more. MYLES GETS TLA UP ONCE AGAIN BEFORE WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF THE CHAMPION AND CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! BUT, MYLES MATAINS HOLD OF TLA’S WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT MYLES STILL HAS HOLD OF TLA’S WAIST BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH A THIRD CONSECUTIVE GERMAN SUPLEX! This time, he throws TLA behind him, but TLA rolls himself to his knees as Myles knocks him down with a wicked knee strike! Myles goes for the cover!
Persephone: TLA kicks out! Myles sits TLA up before connecting with a penalty kick to the back of the National Elite Champion! And another one! And another one! And another one! Myles jumps in front of TLA before connecting with a superkick that sends TLA back, but Myles manages to get TLA by the back of his neck before hoisting him up and placing him in a tree-of-woe position at the corner!
James Peters: This seems like a bit of trouble from our newly crowned champion as Myles takes a few steps back. His eyes never leave the sight of TLA as he rushes towards ‘La Pantera Sexual’ with a shotgun dropkick! MYLES IS BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE GETS THE UPPER PART OF TLA’S BODY AND SITS HIM UP ON THE TURNBUCKLE! MYLES HAS A BIT OF A STRUGGLE WHILE DOING THAT, BUT HE MANAGES TO GET TLA TO SIT UP ON THE TURNBUCKLE! NOW, MYLES JOINS TLA ON THE TOP ROPE AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MYLES HAS IN MIND NEXT? :lupe:
Rich Russillo: It seems like Myles is going for a German off the top rope, but TLA is not making it easy for Myles to accomplish that! TLA begins to throw some back elbows to the former National Elite Champion! Slowly, you can see Myles losing his grip as TLA continues to throw these rough elbows! TLA THROWS A BACK ELBOW TO MYLES AS THAT MAKES HIM STEP DOWN FROM THE APRON! MYLES REJOINS TLA BACK ON THE APRON, BUT TLA THROWS ANOTHER BACK ELBOW SHOT TO MYLES! TLA QUICKLY TRIES TO PICK HIMSELF UP BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A MOONSAULT ONTO MYLES! TLA IS IN PERFECT POSITION FOR THE COUNT!
Persephone: Myles with the kick out! TLA gets Myles by the nape of his neck before jabbing an elbow to the back of Myles’ neck! This takes the Australian down to one knee as TLA begins to connect with a series of rapid slap and kick combinations to the face and chest of Myles! TLA takes a step back as he looks at the face of Myles, who is grinning and asking for more of a fight from TLA! With that, TLA connects with a sharp back kick as that takes Myles down!
James Peters: Myles is holding onto the side of his face as he tries to recollect himself to his feet, but TLA rebounds off the ropes in front of Myles before following up those slaps and kicks with a basement dropkick on the former champion! TLA begins to apply a grounded side headlock on Myles! He shifts his body around, making sure that he gets a good look on Minerva, who doesn’t seem to be quite amused, but she feels confident that Myles will be able to get the job done! She’s still someone with all the potential to cause some trouble in the match, but it hasn’t been too bad so far. She is looking underneath the bottom rope and at her partner, trying to tell him to fight on and looking for a way to get the upper hand on the match again.
Rich Russillo: TLA cannot afford for this reign to slip from his grasp. He finds himself at a disadvantage going into this match with Minerva being a factor, but I don’t think that angering Minerva is going to work well! TLA transitions from a grounded side headlock to getting to one knee! Still, Myles has a bit of struggle getting out of the hold! TLA seems to have applied this headlock quite well, but you can see that Myles is trying to look to push TLA into the horizontal set of ropes across from him! TLA is trying to keep his feet planted to the ground and avoid moving.
Persephone: You can see that Myles is trying to punch TLA on the ribs, hoping that it softens the champion’s grasp on him! But, TLA connects with a side headbutt to Myles’ skull! This knocks down Myles, but it also releases TLA’s headlock that he had Myles locked in! TLA rebounds himself off the set of ropes before knocking down Myles with a clothesline! TLA is the first one to his feet as he stalks Myles to his feet! Myles rushes towards TLA, but TLA gets Myles by the arm before connecting with an armdrag! TLA then follows that up with a beautiful dropkick, but not as beautiful as Rexy’s, but top 50, at least!
James Peters: It wouldn’t be a match without a Rex reference. Myles gets himself back to his feet, but TLA connects with another armdrag, and TLA maintains grasp of his arm before connecting with a standing armbar! MYLES TRIES TO TURN HIS BODY AROUND TO KICK TLA AWAY FROM HIM, BUT TLA GETS A HOLD OF MYLES’ FOOT, SO MYLES RESORTS TO THE OTHER FOOT, BUT TLA GETS A HOLD OF THAT FOOT AS HE SHIFTS HIS BODY TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE BEHIND HIM! TLA CATAPULTS MYLES FACE FIRST AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE! MYLES STUMBLES BACK AS TLA CONNECTS WITH A BACKBREAKER BEFORE GOING FOR THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: Myles kicks out! TLA picks up Myles by his wrist before whipping him towards the corner! Myles tries to catch himself on the corner, but is barely given time to process when TLA runs towards him with a running uppercut to the former champion! Myles finds himself in a seated position as TLA begins to stomp Myles in the stomach! TLA presses his boot onto the face of the former National Elite Champion as he makes sure that he looks at Minerva as he does that. I think the last thing that anyone should be trying to do is get a reaction out of Minerva. You can see that the wheels are turning in her mind as this match continues. She’ll make her presence felt when necessary.
Persephone: When she does, it could mean trouble for TLA.
James Peters: TLA takes a few steps back before running towards Myles with a meteora to the face of Myles! TLA pulls Myles by one of his legs and it seems like we’re going to be seeing the champion going for a submission move in this match! HE’S GOING FOR AN ‘AR15’ — THAT LASSO FROM EL PASO, BUT MYLES MANAGES TO TWIST HIMSELF OUT OF THE MOVE BEFORE KICKING TLA AWAY FROM HIM, BUT TLA RUSHES TOWARDS THE AUSTRALIAN — ‘CROSSED PATHS!’ THE CROSSED ARMBREAKER ON MYLES AS HE FINDS HIMSELF IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE AT THE MOMENT, BUT LOOK UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Rich Russillo: Minerva is trying to get a hold of Myles’ arm, trying to move it closer to the bottom rope, but TLA is trying to hold Myles back with ‘Crossed Paths!’ At the moment, it seems like a battle of tug of war is occuring and it makes me wonder what in the hell is going to happen next?
Persephone: Minerva happens to be the stronger one out of the two of them and gets Myles’ arm on the bottom rope! TLA has no other choice, but to break the hold! But, TLA is being quite stubborn at the moment! It may seem like the referee will need to begin his count!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, TLA!
James Peters: TLA releases the crossed armbreaker as it seems like it did some work on the right arm of the former National Elite Champion! Myles rolls himself out of the ring as Minerva checks on him! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE TLA IS NOT GOING TO BE WASTING ANYTIME AS HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF THROUGH THAT MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!
Rich Russillo: MINERVA SHOVES MYLES TO THE SIDE AS SHE MANAGES TO EAT TLA’S SUICIDE DIVE! MINERVA PUTTING HER BODY ON THE LINE TO SAVE HER MAN! NOW, THAT’S A WOMAN WHO WILL HAVE YOUR BACK! Despite being the one that delivered the suicide dive, it seems like TLA is also down for the moment! Myles seems surprised that Minerva put her body on the line to take the blow of the suicide dive as he races over to check her! Minerva clutches her ribs and gives Myles a reassuring nod as he scratches the top of her head before moving on with the match! He reshifts his focus to TLA! MYLES LOOKS TO PICK UP TLA, BUT TLA SHOVES MYLES AWAY FROM HIM, BUT MYLES QUICKLY RESPONDS WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION! MYLES PULLS TLA CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE GETTING HIM IN A POWERBOMB POSITION AND POWERBOMBING HIM ON THE EDGE OF THE ARPON!
Persephone: TLA rests on the apron as Myles joins TLA on the apron! He gets the National Elite Champion to his feet before delivering a series of knee strikes to the ribs of the champion! Myles takes a step back before pulling TLA closer to him and connecting with a snap suplex on the apron! Myles stands above TLA before delivering a foot stomp to the ribs of ‘La Pantera Sexual.’ TLA rolls himself out of the ring in pain as Myles is waiting for TLA to get himself back to a vertical base! THE MOMENT THAT TLA SHOWS SOME SIGNS OF GETTING BACK UP, MYLES CONNECTS WITH AN APRON DIVING SENTON ON TLA AS THAT TAKES HIM DOWN! MYLES IS UP TO HIS FEET AS HE’S SARCASTICALLY CLAPPING FOR TLA, TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO HIS FEET!
James Peters: Yeah, Myles is being ‘encouraging,’ but we all know that Myles is taunting TLA at this point! TLA is trying to get himself to a crawling position, but Myles gets his hand and shoves the side of TLA’s head, making sure that he falls back to the ground! The referee is being quite flexible at the moment between these two participants, making sure that he plays his part in making sure that there is a clear winner for this match up! Still, Minerva is a factor in this match that everyone needs to look out for! She seems to be quite calm at the moment as she finds some amusement in Myles toying with TLA! Myles gets TLA by the back of his neck before throwing him to the steel steps! Man, I think that TLA landed on that arm of his that Myles was targeting earlier in the match! Myles rushes towards the champion with a knee strike! The back of TLA’s head hits the steel steps!
Rich Russillo: Myles gets the champion before rolling him back inside the ring! Myles slides back inside the ring as well before getting TLA up, BUT TLA CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH AT MYLES’ DIRECTION, BUT MYLES CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH BACK AT TLA’S DIRECTION! TLA WITH A PUNCH TO MYLES! MYLES WITH A PUNCH TO TLA! TLA! MYLES! TLA! MYLES! TLA! MYLES! MYLES! MYLES! TLA WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT MYLES GETS TLA UP BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A FLAPJACK, MAKING THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION STAGGER BACK! Myles follows that up with a lariat that spins TLA around like a top! Myles is up to his feet before he hoists TLA up before following that up with a very hard uppercut as the champion drops down instantly! Myles hoists TLA up again before following that up with a lawn dart at the corner! The champion drops back as Myles gets on the top turnbuckle as he waits for TLA to rise back to his feet —
Persephone: Diving shoulder block by Myles as TLA gets tackled to the floor! Myles goes for the cover on TLA!
James Peters: TLA with a kick out! Minerva, from ringside, is advising for Myles to wrap up this match! She believes that she has TLA where Myles wants him and there’s no need to drag on the match a bit longer! Myles gets TLA up to his feet and it seems like we’re going to be seeing ‘De Facto’ from Myles! The spinning pumphandle Samoan drop, but TLA begins to elbow Myles on the side of his face and slowly, that allows for TLA to drop down! Myles turns himself around as TLA connects with a spinning backfist on ‘The Manifest!’ TLA doesn’t give Myles much time to respond as he follows that up with a spinning back kick as that takes Myles back towards the ropes! TLA gets Myles by his wrist before whipping him towards the opposite set of ropes as Myles rebounds off of them, but TLA with a flying shoulder block to Myles as that takes him down! TLA follows that up with a standing shooting star press on Myles, but getting himself to his feet! It seems like he has his sights towards the top rope! I think we’re going to see him connect with a ‘420’ — his variation of a shooting star press!
RICH RUSSILLO: MINERVA FINDS HERSELF ON THE APRON AS SHE TUGS ON THE FOOT OF TLA, BUT TLA MANAGES TO KICK MINERVA AWAY! BUT, WE SEE MINERVA GETTING TLA’S OTHER FOOT AND TUGGING ON IT! THIS PROVIDES MYLES WITH A DISTRACTION TO CLIMB UP THE TOP ROPE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPANISH FLY FROM THE TOP ROPE! This takes the two competitors done as Minerva’s distraction allowed for Myles to take advantage! Minerva is slamming her hands against the apron, trying to motivate Myles to get back up!
Persephone: Myles is slowly getting his way up his feet as TLA is slowly finding himself in a crawling position, but Myles gets TLA up to his feet before connecting with a spike snap DDT on the National Elite Champion! But, it seems like Myles isn’t done as he gets TLA to a vertical base before throwing him through the middle rope as he falls to ringside! TLA falls right beneath the feet of the former Universal Women’s Champion who looks down at TLA with malicious intent written on her face!
(With Myles distracting the referee, Minerva is stalking TLA up to his feet before blasting him with ‘The Dark’ black mist on TLA’s eyes!)
James Peters: Oh shit, I think that the referee managed to see what Minerva did as the look on her face says that she fucked up. Is the referee going to disqualify Myles due to Minerva’s involvement?
Myles: (off-mic) She didn’t physically touch him, so you can’t disqualify me!
Referee: (off-mic) There’s proof that she got involved by the mist on TLA’s face!
Minerva: (off-mic) I was only defending myself. That shouldn’t disqualify him!
Referee: (off-mic) I’m not going to disqualify Myles, but Minerva, YOU… ARE…OUTTA HERE!!!!!!
(Minerva’s blue eyes are filled with rage as she can’t believe what just happened.)
Rich Russillo: MINERVA HAS BEEN EJECTED FROM RINGSIDE! SHE NEEDS TO HEAD TOWARDS THE BACK!
(In Minerva’s eyes, there’s some concern on how Myles will perform without her presence at ringside. Myles gives Minerva a nod, almost like telling her that she doesn’t need to worry and that he has things underneath control. Minerva looks back at Myles, telling him to be careful and to take the National Elite Championship back home where it belongs. Minerva slowly begins to walk up the ramp and head backstage.)
Persephone: Oh god, she was the only shot at ending this match as soon as possible. :noah:
James Peters: Myles is rolling out of the ring as he retrieves TLA, but TLA shoves ‘The Manifest’ away from him, but Myles delivers a giant knee strike to the ribs of TLA before throwing him stomach first against the hard part of the apron! Myles hoists TLA over his head, but TLA lands on his feet as Myles turns himself around! TLA dropkicks Myles as his lower back collides with the edge of the apron! TLA gets Myles by his wrist before whipping him towards our table!
Rich Russillo: TLA with a meteora to the face of the former National Elite Champion! TLA gets Myles and rolls him back inside the ring! Meanwhile, it seems like TLA is heading for the top rope again! The last time that he attempted that, Minerva was there to stop him, but TLA doesn’t have to worry about Minerva! Myles is slowly getting to his feet as TLA flies from the top rope and drops Myles with a crossbody! TLA pins Myles! Is he going to get the victory here?!?!?
Persephone: Myles shoves TLA off of him! But, TLA is stalking Myles to his feet before nailing him with a reverse bulldog on the former National Elite Champion! Myles is holding the back of his neck as it seems like TLA is looking to wrap up this match for himself! He is just moments away from retaining his title as he gets Myles in a powerbomb position! It seems like he’s going for the ‘Mexican Destroyer,’ which is TLA’s variation of the Canadian Destroyer! But, Myles manages to lift TLA over him as the champion drops to a seated position! Myles nails TLA with a knee strike to the back of the head! Oh god, I think that I heard the sound of that!
James Peters: TLA’s head falls forward, but Myles jumps in front of TLA before nailing him with a superkick! TLA falls back, but Myles picks up the National Elite Champion and gets him in a powerbomb position! MYLES POWERBOMBS TLA TO THE TURNBUCKLE AS THE CHAMPION COLLAPSES TO A CRAWLING POSITION! MYLES FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SPIKED HEADSCISSORS DRIVE TO THE SKULL OF THE CHAMPION! I THINK THAT MYLES IS LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH AS HE GETS TLA UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! ARE WE GOING TO SEE MYLES HIT THE ‘DE FACTO?’
Rich Russillo: NO! TLA slides from the back of Myles! TLA collapses to the ground as Myles turns around ‘Cartel Kick’ — the pele kick strikes Myles in the face and makes him fall back! ‘La Pantera Sexual’ sees that Myles dropped to a knee as he proceeds to hit Myles with some shoot kicks to the face! He goes for some slaps across the face of Myles as well! We’re getting a mixture of shoot kicks and slaps to the face! TLA takes a step back before connecting with a sliding clothesline on Myles!
Persephone: TLA gets Myles to his feet and it seems like he’s going to attempt the ‘Mexican Destroyer’ again, but —
James Peters: MYLES SHOVES TLA AWAY FROM HIM, BUT TLA FALLS BACK ON THE REFEREE OF THE MATCH! TLA IS TURNING AROUND AS HE REALIZED THAT HE JUST KNOCKED OUT THE REFEREE! TLA is checking on the referee, trying to get him up, but the referee seems a bit out of it at the moment! That doesn’t seem like a good thing! It seems like Myles was WAITING for the right opportunity to shit the match into his favor!
Rich Russillo: TLA TURNS HIMSELF AROUND AS HE KICKS TLA RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS AND GETS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS! ARE WE GOING TO SEE ‘DE FACTO?’ YES, WE ARE! ‘DE FACTO’ ON TLA! HE GOES FOR THE COVER! BUT, HE REALIZES THAT THE REFEREE IS DOWN!
(Myles goes over to the fallen referee who still seems completely out of it. Myles slaps the sides of the referee’s face, trying to wake him up, so he can count his pin on TLA. It’s a struggle to get the referee awake, but soon after the referee regains some consciousness as he sees that Myles has the cover on TLA.)
Persephone: TLA HAS HIS ARM ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! The referee is using some of his energy to point that out to Myles, who begins to silently chuckle to himself! It took too long for Myles to wake up the referee to go for the pinfall and this provided TLA with some time to recover! He forces TLA back up to his feet and it seems like he’s going for another ‘De Facto,’ but TLA begins to elbow Myles in the face! TLA still has a ton of fight in him!
James Peters: Still, you can see that the referee doesn’t have much energy in him as he’s still recovering on his knees! TLA continues to elbow Myles in the face until he gets off the shoulders of ‘The Manifest!’ MYLES TURNS HIMSELF AROUND BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE AUSTRALIAN! THIS TAKES MYLES DOWN TO ONE KNEE! TLA PULLS MYLES CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DDT! THIS TAKES DOWN MYLES AND IT SEEMS LIKE TLA IS HEADING FOR THE TOP ROPE! I THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE TLA FOR THE ‘BURNOUT.’ THE CORKSCREW 360°SENTON ON MYLES! TLA TO MYLES!!!!
Rich Russillo: BUT, MYLES GETS TLA FROM MID-AIR WITH A SPINNING POWERBOMB, BUT TLA ROLLS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET AS MYLES RUNS TO TLA WITH ‘THE KANGAROO KILLER,’ BUT TLA DUCKS THE POP UP KNEE STRIKE BEFORE GOING FOR A ‘SWAG SHOT’ ON MYLES! TLA RUNS TO THE ROPES BEFORE SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTING WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! THIS TAKES THE FORMER NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION DOWN AS TLA IS WAITING FOR MYLES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! TLA RUNS TOWARDS MYLES! THE ‘MEXICAN DESTROYER’ ON MYLES! HE RAN TO MYLES AND CONNECTED WITH THE ‘MEXICAN DESTROYER’ OUT OF NOWHERE! TLA WITH THE COVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” blasts through the speakers as the virtual crowd explodes in reception as TLA lays on his back, trying to recapture the air on his lungs. The referee hands TLA the National Elite Championship as he clutches the title.)
Bella Braxton: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH AND STILL EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION…. TLA!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: TLA with the ‘Canadian Destroyer’ out of nowhere! It was enough to take Myles down as he retains the National Elite Championship!
Rich Russillo: You would think that Minerva getting ejected from ringside would throw Myles completely off his game, but there was no difference in the performance that Myles had in this match! He really thought that he had TLA down with the ‘De Facto,’ but it was TLA knocking the referee down unintentionally which was Myles’ downfall in the match. From something that was supposed to work out well for him, kinda back fired, but Myles did great from the situation that he is in.
Persephone: Myles claims that he doesn’t give a fuck about titles. He’ll wake up in the morning and could care less about this loss. He has his focus towards Grand Rampage as he has the opportunity to headline Pain for Pride.
James Peters: TLA showed a ton of heart and determination, but it’s not a surprise. I really thought that he was done after he knocked down the referee, but the National Elite Champion found a way to prevail and keep that title with him.
(The camera pans to Myles who is holding his ribs as he’s clearly unhappy with falling short in recapturing his title. It goes back to TLA who is celebrating in the middle of the ring as he raises the National Elite Championship high in the air.)
(Voltage fades to Captain Charisma’s office. As usual, he’s been a busy man tonight but he has one last meeting he has to get out of the way. He checks his watch and as if on cue, there is a knock on the door.)
Captain Charisma: Come in.
(Referee Jayson Maximoff, who was given the week off after suffering a beating at the hands of Drake King, sticks his head in the door. Captain Charisma motions for him to shut the door behind him and have a seat.)
Jayson Maximoff: You wanted to see me, sir?
Captain Charisma: I did. I’m not going to sugarcoat this or beat around the bush in any way, Jayson. I think you’re a good guy who has good intentions, but Sierra Bradford doesn’t see it that way and last night before Reckless Wiring took place she filed a complaint with HR against you.
(Jayson looks a bit shocked.)
Jayson Maximoff: She did what?
Captain Charisma: She cited the Specialists Championship match and the main event last week as evidence of biased officiating and unwanted attention. It has been biased officiating on your part, and whether you wanted to potentially tip the odds in her favor to gain her favor, I am suspending you without pay while this matter is investigated and all parties can come to a peaceful resolution.
(Jayson is stunned and sits back in his chair. He never really meant Sierra any harm and he was under the impression the two of them were friends. At least they had been before he ever overstepped and asked her out.)
Jayson Maximoff: I really don’t know what to say…
Captain Charisma: You can speak to your HR rep about the matter as it’s no longer in my hands. With all the shit that goes down in this company, I found it kind of shocking we still have a working HR department but here we are.
Jayson Maximoff: Cap, I assure I never meant to upset Sierra or have this whole thing blown completely out of proportion. I know I probably shouldn’t have asked her out and maybe my emotions got the better of me in her two matches, but I just want to see her put herself in a better position.
(Outside the office, Candice Blair has been eavesdropping. She just can’t help herself and hearing that Sierra has gone to HR about Jayson, she pushes open Captain Charisma’s door.)
Candice Blair: We all want to see Sierra in a better position!
(Jayson and Captain Charisma are both shocked to see Candice barge in on a private conversation. Captain Charisma recovers first and glares at the blonde Elitist.)
Captain Charisma: Were you really standing there and eavesdropping??
(A sheepish look crosses Candice’s face.)
Candice Blair: :lupe: Well maybe, but thank Gawd I was! Drake King has no doubt forced Sierra to file a complaint against Jayson, when all he wanted to do was help her out.
Captain Charisma: :usure: I can really see both sides and as someone who is an advocate against abuse and unwanted attention, you should be able to see why Sierra doesn’t feel comfortable around Jayson either.
Candice Blair: Alright fine. You do have a point. Jayson has been a little creepy with his intentions.
(Jayson looks at Candice, clearly annoyed to hear her say that. She shrugs her shoulders.)
Candice Blair: Well, you have. There are better ways to go about things, but I do truly believe you want to save Sierra from Drake, and after last week, I believe she needs a wake up call more than ever. Drake put his hands around my neck and slammed my head into a concrete wall simply because he lacks the ability to control his emotions. What’s going to happen if Sierra upsets him one day? Do you really think someone like Drake is going to hold himself back? He will end up hurting her, Captain Charisma, and Sierra has suffered enough pain as of late.
Jayson Maximoff: The dude also assaulted me at the end of the match last week.
(Captain Charisma gives Jayson a stern look.)
Captain Charisma: You keep meddling in his relationship.
Candice Blair: That doesn’t excuse Drake for putting his hands on an official. Anyone else would have been fined, but Drake and New Eden have been allowed to run around and do whatever they want to whomever they want. They want to destroy this brand and you aren’t doing anything to stop them.
(Captain Charisma closes his eyes and pinches the bridge of his nose.)
Captain Charisma: I am not a fan of New Eden, but what would you have me do? Sure, I’ll fine Drake for putting his hands on an official. If that will help make both of you happy, then you have my word. If you have any other issues with Drake, take it up with him inside the ring or go to HR since that’s a thing. As far as both of you and your concerns regarding Sierra Bradford, let it go. Sierra is a grown woman capable of making her own decisions. She is entitled to having a personal life whether the world agrees with her choice of a spouse or not. That is something you both need to learn, especially you Candice.
Candice Blair: I beg your pardon?
Captain Charisma: You know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s commendable you want to be an activist and stand up for people, but actions have consequences. Look what happened to Azrael.
(Candice’s face turns pale.)
Candice Blair: Rest in peace my big homie Azrael.
Captain Charisma: There was a lesson in there that you clearly didn’t learn. If I were you, I would direct my energy elsewhere. Get a recycling program going. Talk to catering about getting rid of the disgusting Taco Bell shit TLA saddled us with because he decided to burn down a bunch of restaurants and nearly get sued. Find another cause other than saving Sierra Bradford from Drake King.
(Candice huffs, clearly annoyed at Captain Charisma right now. She doesn’t want to turn her attention towards another cause. She wants to save Sierra from what she feels is an abusive, one-sided relationship.)
Candice Blair: You are lucky I have a match to get ready for against another shady character, sir, because I could stand here and argue about this all night with you. However, I’m going to get ready to beat the shit out of the EAW World Champion and show you and everyone else why Candice Blair deserves top billing around here.
(Candice winks at Captain Charisma and exits the office, determined to win tonight AND see her mission with Sierra through. Captain Charisma just looks tired and turns his attention back towards Jayson, as their conversation about Sierra’s complaint continues.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial promoting Candice Blair’s many, many campaigns.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside.)
(Raise Up by The Siege starts to play throughout the arena as James Ranger walks out, gazes out towards the ring, cracking his neck, he makes his way towards the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: The Following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first, representing Showdown, he hails from London, England! Weighing in at 243 pounds, he is “THE BLACK MAMBA” JAMES RANGER!!!!
James Peters: Showdown’s own James Ranger and this looks to be a very good wrestling contest, two men that are versatile in the art form.
Rich Russillo: It really is and the veteran here is smart, Rex needs to be careful, he is a thinking man’s wrestler.
Persephone: Oh, whatever! Rex McAllister is the greatest wrestler alive; no one can compare!
(Ranger slides into the ring and goes to the corner, stretching and waiting as his theme dies down and is replaced with “Champion” by Barnes Courtney as Rex McAllister comes out to cheers from the fans.)
Bella Braxton: His opponent hails from Sea Isle, New Jersey! Weighing in at 238 pounds! He is “THE ELITIST” REX MCALLISTER!!!!!!
(He walks down to the ring never taking his eyes off Ranger, sliding into the ring and posing in the middle on his knees before getting back up and turning his attention toward James Ranger.)
Persephone: YES! HE IS HERE! Look at him, he looks so ready and yummy!
James Peters: Right, of course, one of the best, the Hall of Famer in Rex McAllister, last year’s Grand Rampage winner and he looks to do it again this year but first he must fend off against Showdown’s James Ranger, a great competitor.
Rich Russillo: This is going to be a good one.
Persephone: Whatever, this is going to be a squash!
(The referee calls for the bell to start the match.)
(DING!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Ranger and Rex lock up, dropping to a knee to get leverage, a quick arm drag, and Ranger gets back up, he charges in and Rex with a hip toss, and the then an arm drag, Ranger slides to the corner and regroup.)
Persephone: Rexy is starting off strong! Finish him off baby! Ranger has no answer for Rex right now and that is because he has half the talent Rexy does!
James Peters: Rex starting quick, as James Ranger doesn’t have an answer for him. Back to his feet, they lock up again, this time Ranger gets behind Rex, taking him down to t the mat, Rex quickly circles around and reverses it, now Rex is behind Ranger, arm bar, holding him from down but Ranger scoots to a sitting position, snapmaring Rex over, he is back up, DROPKICK BY Ranger and Rex is down, caught flush in the face, James is on him, Rex back up, over to head belly to belly suplex! Rex lands hard!
Persephone: This isn’t fair, time out!
Rich Russillo: James Ranger is showing why he is also on that same mat wrestling level! Rex is up but Ranger whips him into the ropes, back drop, NO! Rex McAllister lands on his feet, School Boy!
Persephone: STAY DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Ranger with a quick kick out, turning into another cradle!
Rich Russillo: Ranger kicks out again! Rex charges in, and Ranger with a hip toss! Rex kicks off Ranger as he tried to grab him, kip up by Rex, huge flying clothesline on Ranger! Rex runs against the ropes, corkscrew elbow right on Ranger and Rex picks up the Black Mamba, grabs him from behind, RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! HE ALMOST FOLDED RANGER IN HALF!
Persephone: DID YOU SEE THAT! HE IS DONE! REXY PIN HIM!
James Peters: Rex taking control of the match, he isn’t going for the cover, he grabs Ranger and picks him up, whipping him into the turnbuckle, rushing in, no Ranger with a boot! Rex stumbles back, here comes Ranger with a huge flying back elbow and Rex is down! James Ranger grabs Rex quickly, snap suplex before rolling over, picking up Rex, standing powerslam!
Persephone: Come on Rex! He can’t beat him, he can’t!
Rich Russillo: Ranger not going for the cover, he hoists up McAllister, Irish Whips into the ropes, he bounces back, Ranger with a clothesline, no he ducks under and CRUCIFIX! HE BRINGS RANGER BACK FOR THE PIN!
James Peters: Kick out by Ranger!
Persephone: THAT WAS A SLOW COUNT! COME ON REFEREE!
James Peters: Rex is back up, Ranger comes in, Rex hooks him, Belly to Belly Suplex! Rex is in control again, hopping to the second rope, James Ranger is slow to get up, Rex with a flying forearm and he hit James flush on the chest! It looks like Rex wants to end this early, grabbing Ranger by the hair, lifting him into a backbreaker, NO! Ranger reverses and with a Russian Leg Sweep takes Rex down! Ranger is up slowly, running against the ropes, leg drop on the chest of Rex, he goes for the cover!
Persephone: THAT’S IT REXY KICK OUT! YOU’RE NOT BEATING HIM LIKE THAT BABY! COME ON REXY!
Rich Russillo: Ranger and Rex have been going back and forth, neither one of them has really hit anything too hard to really change the pace of this match! They are both looking for an opening here, maybe for Ranger, this is what he is trying to set it up.
(James Ranger drags Rex to the corner, he grabs Rex leaning him against the turnbuckles, running around right into a basement dropkick landing hard on his chest! Rex falls over as Ranger then runs to the ropes, hops on the second rope and comes down with an elbow to the chest.)
James Peters: What Ranger is doing is what any great wrestler does, they systematically try to break down their opponent, one where James knows that he has to have Rex down in order to really score what many would consider a huge upset here.
Persephone: There are going to be no upsets tonight, James Ranger may have the advantage right now but how many times has Rexy come back and scored the huge win! Rex is simply toying with this guy right now.
(Ranger waits until Rex is up to his feet, Rex is up, Ranger jumps at him…)
James Peters: SUNSET TRIPLE! THOSE THREE KNEE STRIKES AND HE FINISHES IT OFF WITH THE NOON DOUBLE! THE SNAP DDT AND I THINK REX MCALLISTER IS DONE FOR! RANGER FALLS ON HIM FOR THE COVER!
Persephone: KICK OUT!!!!!!!!
Persephone: YES! I KNEW HE WOULD KICK OUT! KICK HIS ASS SEXY REXY!
Rich Russillo: Rex McAllister is not going down like that and James Ranger does look a bit shocked here! Looking at the referee and holding up three fingers but the official is waving it off as only two here. James Ranger is back up, lifting Rex and whipping him into the turnbuckle, Ranger charging in, Rex gets out of the way! Ranger crashes hard chest first, he stumbles back and OLYMPIC SLAM! RANGERS TAKEN DOWN BY THE OLYMPIC SLAM AND HE HOKS IN THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!
Persephone: MAKE HIM SUBMIT! CALL THE MATCH REFEREE HE IS TAPPING OUT!
James Peters: No, he isn’t Persephone, but Rex McAllister now has the figure four locked and look at the pain on Ranger’s face, he is screaming and right in the middle of the ring, nowhere to go! Ranger is trying to reach for any rope, but he is too far away!
(James Ranger is panicking, trying anything he can to reach toward the ropes, moving slowly toward the ropes, but Rex is keeping his hold on and trying to prevent him from getting out of the hold. James shoulders are on the mat.)
Rich Russillo: James gets his shoulder up! He was almost pinned but the longer he is in this move, the worse it will be for him! He can’t hold on to this much longer! His shoulders are back down on the mat!
Rich Russillo: Ranger with his shoulder up again!
Persephone: JUST GIVE UP! END THIS NOW SO REXY AND I CAN GO CELEBRATE!
(James Ranger starts scooting closer to the ropes, he reaches and finally grabs them. The referee starts the count but Rex breaks it up right away and grabs Rangers Legs, dragging him to the middle of the ring and goes for a Boston Crab….)
James Peters: NO! Thumb to the eye by Ranger! Rex breaks it up, Ranger can barely put pressure on his leg, he is trying to keep some balance and Rex is back up, SWINGING NECKBREAKER BY RANGER ON REX! Now Ranger grabs Rex, NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! HE HAS HIM DOWN FOR A PIN!
Persephone: KICK OUT BY REX! THERE IS NO WAY THAT HE IS GOING TO KEEP REXY DOWN! COME ON REX!
Rich Russillo: I wish you showed this much excitement in every match we have here on Voltage.
Persephone: Put Rex in every match and I will!
James Peters: Ranger wants to finish this and he looks hurt after taking a beating to his legs, He had Rex and holds him up, hooking him for a reverse DDT, wait, Rex reverses it, he has James Ranger in an Inverted DDT, no, School Boy, but Rex kicks out before a count, he charges in, Ranger with a side suplex on Rex and a quick cover!
Persephone: REXY KICKS OUT! I KNEW HE WOULD!
(Ranger looks at the referee again, shaking his head and getting up with a considerable limp, trying to position himself as Rex is slowly getting up, Ranger hooks him up…..)
James Peters: SNAKE EYES! THE STALLING FACEBUSTER AND THIS COULD BE IT FOR REX MCALLISTER! WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A HUGE UPSET!
Persephone: No… it can’t end like this, it can’t! Come on Rexy!
Rich Russillo: Ranger drops down for the cover and this could be it!
Persephone: SHOULDER UP BY REXY!
James Peters: At this point Ranger is trying to figure out what he has to do to finish the job! Rex McAllister is still in this but James Ranger knows that the longer this match goes, the more it favors someone like Rex McAllister! Ranger picks him up, I think he is looking to finish it here, slamming Rex to the mat and he climbs the top rope, he is going for Advent Dawn! The Double Foot Stomp…..
Persephone: REX GETS OUT OF THE WAY! RANGER LANDS HARD ON BOTH LEGS!
Rich Russillo: JAMES RANGER LANDED ON HIS HURT LEG AND REX WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND QUICKLY! HE UP AND JAMES RANGER TURNS AROUND… SPEAR BY REX MCALLISTER AND JAMES RANGER IS ALMOST CUT IN HALF!
Persephone: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! PIN HIM NOW!
(James Ranger falls and rolls out of the ring, Rex waits as James is back up to his feet barely and Rex dives off, but Ranger gets out of the way and Rex lands against the barricade! James grabs him and throws Rex back in the ring, he slides in, hobbles up to his feet and lifts Rex McAllister….)
James Peters: He is going for another Snake Yes, Rex kicks him in the midsection! James buckles over, Rex runs against the ropes, NO! RANGER WITH A SUPERKICK! NO! REX CATCHES HIS LEG, SPINS HIM AROUND HOOKS HIS HEAD…..
Persephone: THE REX EFFECT!!!!! HE HIT THE REX EFFECT PIN HIM REXY!
Rich Russillo: REX PLANTED RANGER AND HE DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!
(DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. REX MCALLISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Champion plays throughout the arena as Rex slams the mats and gets back up to his feet, the referee raises his hand in victory.)
Persephone: YES!!!!! I KNEW THAT SEXY REXY WOULD COME OUT VICTORIOUS AND NOW HE IS GOING TO WIN THE GRAND RAMPAGE!!!! GO BACK TO SHOWDOWN, MAMBA!
James peters: Big win for Rex McAllister and Persephone is very happy, but men took it to the limit, they both came out swinging but the Hall of Fame Rex McAllister hit the Rex Effect and took the win here.
Rich Russillo: Can’t take anything away from Ranger, he came to fight but Rex is at the top of his game for a reason, and it was a good bounce back since Shock Value, huge victory tonight and the momentum continues!
(Rex hops to the second rope and celebrates his win while Ranger rolls out of the ring as the referee helps him.)
(Commercial for the upcoming Captain America reboot starring Rex McAllister.)
(The camera cuts back to the World 1 Theatre. “Spotlight Saviour” by Iggy Azalea hits to a rather mixed reaction with some rather loud cheers piercing through. Darcy May Morgan walks onto the stage with the Universal Women’s Championship draped over her shoulder. She pauses for a second at the very top of the ramp, lifts the title up off her shoulder and makes her way down to the ring)
Bella Braxton: The following singles contest is scheduled for one fall…
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing FIRST! From Kent, United Kingdom. Weighing in at one hundred and thirty pounds! SHE is the Universal Women’s Champion!!!! THE LEADING LADY! DAAARRRRCCCCYYYY MAAAAAYYYY MOOORRRRGAAAANNNN!!!!
James Peters: Our Universal Women’s Champion suffered a shocking loss last week to SOSA Henderson as the former EAW World Champion managed to catch Darcy May Morgan off with a backslide pin! I’m sure that she would love nothing more than to put that loss behind her tonight with a win over a former Universal Women’s Champion!
Rich Russillo: You’ve also got to wonder what kind of role the…uncomfortable and tense interaction she had earlier tonight with Veena Adam will play. What was basically a threat, warning Darcy to watch her back otherwise, like Serena Bennett, she might just be the next one to end up in the unemployment line.
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie” takes over the sound system as the mixed response for Darcy turns into a cacophony of jeers. After a brief moment, Minerva emerges from behind the curtain with Myles not far behind her, ensuring Minerva remains firmly in the spotlight. Minerva pays no attention to playing it up to the virtual crowd and heads towards the ring)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent! From Bucharest, Romania. Weighing in at one hundred and twenty two pounds! “THE PRINCESS KILLER”! MIIIIINERRRVAAA!!!!
Rich Russillo: And any condition you might have thought Minerva might have been in after her brutal Barbed Wire Massacre VI match were washed away last week. She had no problem at all playing her role in the attack on TLA after Myles cost TLA a big victory over the Specialist’s Champion Constance Blevins!
James Peters: We’re just about ready for the road to Pain For Pride, the road to SoFi Stadium and we also learned last week that Minerva, alongside Drake King AND Myles will be in the Grand Rampage match! New Eden got seemingly exactly what they wanted when they interrupted Captain Charisma and the Board of Directors.
Persephone: Ugh. I don’t even want to think about the nightmarish idea of New Eden being in the headline of Pain For Pride. But I won’t have to worry about that, my sexy Rexy is going to be the first person to win back to back Grand Rampage matches! He deserves it so much more than all these corny evangelists!
(Both women settle into their respective corners as the referee signals for the bell)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: The current, the reigning Universal Women’s Champion against a former Universal Women’s Champion! This highly anticipated match we’ve waited all week is underway. Both women starting out in their respective corners, eyes locked dead but neither making a step towards the center of the ring.
(Both ladies jaw back and forth as they begin to circle the edge of the squared circle)
Rich Russillo: Both women coming off the back of last start defeats. Darcy last week to SOSA Henderson, Minerva at Shock Value to Raven Roberts. A victory here tonight over the other would be a considerable bounce back as they look towards Grand Rampage. We know now Minerva, and in fact New Eden as a whole will be in the Grand Rampage match and I’m sure there’s an opponent lurking in the shadows to take on Darcy May Morgan and the Universal Women’s Championship!
James Peters: Both women step forward into the middle of the ring locking up with a collar and elbow tie up. Only briefly as Minerva drops down to a knee and floats behind her opponent, arms wrapped around the waist but Darcy fires back with a stiff elbow collecting Minerva on the chin. Minerva’s grip looses for a second but she regains the control. A second elbow! Another once more landing firmly on the chin and it’s this time that Minerva releases her hold and stumbles back. Darcy turns and lands a stiff chop, lightning up Minerva’s chest as she backs herself onto the ropes. No wasted second by the Universal Women’s Champion as she immediately flings her across the ring — ONLY TO DRAG HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH MINERVA’S HAIR!
(The referee steps in to warn Darcy about pulling the hair but she simply ignores the official)
Persephone: Ugh, what a cheap move by this bitch….but on the other hand, cultists get what they deserve.
James Peters: I don’t think Myles particularly likes the way Darcy just took Minerva down but his complaining doesn’t phase Darcy as she stands back to her feet, observing Minerva reach for hers but immediately swoops in, driving the shoulder into the midsection of her opponent and forcing her back into the corner she started from. Minerva immediately raises her hands, demanding the referee to order Darcy off but Darcy firmly drives her should further into Minerva’s ribs. Minerva responds with a clubbing blow across the spine but immediately raises her hands once more as the official steps in.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Rich Russillo: And Darcy slowly releases her grip on Minerva. Minerva lowers her arms into a more guarded pose, cautious of Darcy’s next action as Darcy continues the slow pace of breaking away from Minerva and the corner– DARCY MAY MORGAN WITH THE KNEE! NO! MINERVA SAW IT COMING AND ROLLED OUT AND AWAY!
Persephone: :notbad: That’s the kind of vision that made her a Champion to begin with! But there’s a reason Darcy is the best of the best when it comes to the women in Elite Answers Wrestling! She immediately catches Minerva off guard with a kick placed perfectly at the kidneys! Minerva wilts in pain but immediately is met with another kick to the midsection from Darcy May Morgan! Darcy follows it up with a snapmare takedown, seating Minerva square in the center of the ring but there’s no time to breathe as Darcy connects with a stiff, unapologetically blunt knee strike straight to the spine! Minerva coils as she falls back to the canvas and Darcy makes the cover! First cover of the match!
Referee: ONE!!!! TW—
James Petes: Minerva kicks out but the Universal Women’s Champion isn’t looking to slow down, dragging Minerva back to her feet despite the discomfort she’s in, clutching that back. Darcy pushes Minerva up against the ropes before flinging her across the other side of the ring. Minerva bounces off the ropes and comes charging back towards Darcy but Darcy charges forward and ducks beneath Minerva. Darcy rebounds off the ropes as Minerva looks to hook the arm into an armdrag! But Darcy holds herself upright, her vertical base stronger in the moment as she transitions to a side headlock; cinching it in deep.
Rich Russillo: Darcy has certainly come out of the gates in this match with a bit more intent. That defeat last week surely burning in the back of her mind. She’s just a step ahead of Minerva at the moment but Minerva isn’t letting Darcy get too much of an upper hand over her. She quickly moves to fight out of the undesirable position, pushing up on the arms of Darcy May Morgan but Darcy’s grip is tight and isn’t giving any opening. Minerva fires away with the closed fist, targeting the ribs of her opponent. A second, a third and it’s finally the fourth blow that causes Darcy’s grip to loosen just enough for Minerva to slip out. Minerva backs herself onto the ropes to get a reprieve but Darcy isn’t letting her get any sort of a breath. Instead Darcy follows up wi–
(Minerva gouges the eye of Darcy May Morgan who stumbles back towards the center of the ring. Myles cheers Minerva on, slamming both hands onto the ring apron and applauding her)
Persephone: Can’t complain about a dirty move after you’ve used a dirty move yourself Darcy.
James Peters: Karma you could say for the hair pull that netted her the momentum she’s enjoyed in the opening of this contest. The numb of Minerva’s right hand being driven into the eye socket of Darcy May Morgan whose reeling in the center of the ring. Minerva staggers slightly towards her foe but Darcy serves a direct, closed fist to the stomach. But Minerva just shakes it off, unobstructed by Darcy’s attempt to create some distance and it forces Darcy to scramble towards the corner. Minerva takes her chance immediately and as Darcy pulls herself up, Minerva connects with a clothesline! Pinning Darcy between the unrelenting force of Minerva’s forearm and the turnbuckles! Minerva flings Darcy out of the corner and immediately makes the cover.
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: And Darcy kicks out at two!
Rich Russillo: The momentum of this contest has swung in the other direction as Darcy tries to will herself back into this contest as quickly as possible but Minerva is zeroed in on Darcy’s slow pace, stalking her. Minerva rakes the back of Darcy! Darcy arches back but that plays right into Minerva’s hands as she connects with a neckbreaker! Driving her back down to the canvas and Minerva once again makes the cover!
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: OH MY GOD CAN MINERVA JUST PUT THIS MATCH AWAY SO WE CAN MOVE ON?!? NOT LIKE THE REST OF THE SHOW IS ANY BETTER BUT STILL?
Rich Russillo: :wtf: !!!
James Peters: Darcy once again kicks out at the count of two. A victory over Darcy May Morgan would go a long way in people believing Minerva could win the Grand Rampage match and she’s well aware of that! Closed fist punches to the skull of Darcy being delivered one after another as Minerva contemplates her next move. Darcy’s head drops back down to the ring canvas as Minerva rises to her feet. Minerva feels in FULL control of this contest, her boot planted firmly on Darcy’s skull, rubbing the sole of it in the hair of her opponent, mocking her, daring her to keep going with a sinister grin dashed across her face. Darcy immediately tries to shoot back to her feet but Minerva is quick to drag her the rest of the way, pulling Darcy in, hooking the leg and connecting with a swift, slick Fisherman’s Suplex!
Rich Russillo: Tight angle dropping her almost entirely on the back of neck instead! Darcy winches as she unfolds but doesn’t have as much time to collect herself, Minerva drags Darcy back to her feet and pushes her straight into the corner. Minerva sends Darcy across the ring, Minerva at speed right behind her but Darcy catches herself gripping the top rope and connects with a straw elbow right to the jaw! Minerva stumbles back as Darcy leaps onto the second rope– MINERVA KICKS THE MIDDLE ROPE! DARCY LOSES HER FOOTING, BUT MINERVA IS THERE! SHE CATCHES HER AND IMMEDIATELY LAUNCHES HER ACROSS THE RING WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! DARCY CRUMBLES IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AND MINERVA QUICKLY SCURRIES INTO THE COVER, THIS COULD BE IT!!
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!! THREE–
James Peters: DARCY MAY MORGAN SHOOTS THE SHOULDER OFF THE CANVAS AND KICKS OUT! I’m surprised she didn’t break her neck on that fall!
Persephone: I’m disappointed she didn’t break her neck on that fall :noah:
(Myles continues to encourage his girlfriend on the outside, motivating her to keep pressing the attack)
Persephone: God it would be amazing to hear someone shut that koala up. Can we get someone from the FBI here? I’m pretty sure an illegal, exotic marsupial isn’t supposed to be here.
Rich Russillo: I’m pretty sure Darcy would agree with you on that one, Persephone. But she might not have to hear it anymore, this match could be over as Minerva quickly rolls Darcy up into another pinning attempt!
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: MINERVA WITH A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS!
James Peters: NO! DARCY KICKS OUT AGAIN! It wasn’t enough and Minerva drives her hands onto the mat in absolute frustration. She felt she had the match there, the referee was oblivious to the tights!
Rich Russillo: Minerva is a little fresh out of ideas in the moment but she realises she needs to maintain the pressure! It’s going to take a fair bit more to bring Darcy down for good as she rolls her opponent over and locks in a Front Chancery! Nothing special, just the arm wrapped around the throat of Darcy May Morgan and trying to drain the energy, the very life from Darcy! And the little effort involved lets Minerva draw more and more breaths, giving her time to think about her next step to put this match away and bounce back in an emphatic fashion.
Persephone: I would just keep kicking her in the head until she’s out cold, or try to rip her fingers off or something. Anything but the slow, painful wear and tear of a submission like this that doesn’t intend to do anything more but waste time!
James Peters: Waste time or not, Darcy’s attempts to try and lift herself up off the canvas with Minerva’s weight on her head, neck and shoulders is taking plenty out of her! Even with Minerva being the lighter of the two, It’s going to take a sizable effort to wrestle out of this one! Darcy kicks and flails her legs trying to reach the bottom rope, just something to break this hold but Minerva drags her towards the center of the ring! Nowhere to go and a mighty effort in front of her.
(The referee drops down the canvas to check and monitor Darcy as she slows her attempts to fight out of the hold. Unsure if she’s conserving energy or beginning to pass out, the official taps Darcy’s shoulder, with Darcy waving the referee away)
Rich Russillo: You just wonder what the next move for Minerva is going to be if she can’t bring Darcy down to a more subdued level. That Front Chancery is doing its job but how much longer can Minerva hold onto it?!?
James Peters: Not much longer it seems! Darcy has stopped trying to fight UP from the canvas instead she’s pushing herself backwards! Both arms of Minerva’s are occupied with the Front Chancery and there’s no way she can keep dragging herself backwards by her knees as Darcy pushes herself backwards towards the ropes! She’s almost there! Almost there!!!! SHE HAS IT?
(The camera cuts to Myles pulling the bottom rope away from Darcy’s feet. The referee immediate jumps to kick the bottom rope and force Myles to release)
Persephone: THAT DAMN DICKHEAD! I WAS ALMOST SPARED THIS BOREDOM!
James Peters: And it’s that single moment that Darcy thought she had the bottom rope that Minerva capitalized! Dragging herself and Darcy back towards the middle of the ring– BUT DARCY PUSHES OFF THE CANVAS AND FLIPS MINERVA ONTO HER BACK BUT MINERVA WON’T LET GO! SHOULDERS DOWN!
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: MINERVA BREAKS THE FRONT CHANCERY! SHE HAD NOT CHOICE BUT TO LET GO AS DARCY TURNED THE TABLES ON HER! A BRILLIANT MOVE USING MINERVA’S OWN MOMENTUM AGAINST HER!
James Peters: But you’ve got to wonder just how much did it take out of her? Already it’s Minerva the first back to her feet and Darcy is a bit off the same pace, only just getting back to her’s after Minerva. Minerva pulls Darcy in, she turns her around and sets her up for the Veterbreaker! Looking to inflict more damage to an already beaten up neck and shoulders of Darcy May Morgan! But Darcy’s fighting! Fighting to break free from this perilous predicament! Minerva is trying to maintain some kind of control but Darcy manages to wiggle free! She drops to the canvas but shoots back up, arms wrapped around the waist of Minerva! But Minerva steps forward and clutches the ropes.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! BREAK!
Persephone: I guess Darcy had no choice but to break, what a shame but she doesn’t waste time and delivers a swift kick to the back of the knee to Minerva! Minerva buckles slightly but returns serve with a forearm to the jaw! Darcy’s still feeling the effects of the match so far, the damage done by Minerva and the energy drained. Slowly Darcy releases her grip as Minerva raises her hands, turning back around– AND SLAPS DARCY RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE! YOU COULD SEE THE BEADS OF SWEAT FLY INTO THE AIR AS THAT PALM STRUCK THE CHEEK OF DARCY MAY MORGAN TURNING HER RIGHT AROUND! And look how proud she is of that disrespectful slap!
Rich Russillo: BUT DARCY! DARCY WITH THE BACKFLIP HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! THAT JUST WASHED THAT ARROGANT SMILE FROM THE FACE OF MINERVA CLEAN OFF AND NOW DARCY IS BACK ON THE OFFENSIVE! Minerva quickly tries to race back to her feet but staggers and Darcy is there to meet her! RUNNING BULLDOG! The face of Minerva planted firmly into the canvas as Darcy May Morgan rolls her into a cover!
Referee: Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!! THREE–
James Peters: Minerva kicks out at two! How quickly this match changed and it feels like the momentum is slipping from Minerva’s grasp! Darcy doesn’t relent however! She’s fought hard to get back into this contest! She drags Minerva back to her feet, dragging her by that blood orange hair of her’s and delivers a swift knee to the midsection! Minerva bends over immediately clutching the stomach but Darcy doesn’t give her any moment to breathe, following it up with a chop across the chest. Darcy connects with a second knee right to the gut of her opponent as Minerva backs into the corner. Darcy hoists Minerva up onto the second rope! She might be looking at The Darling Drop! That rope assisted knee strike!!!
Rich Russillo: But Minerva recognises the situation and quick rakes at the arm of Darcy May Morgan! Her nails digging into the flesh of her opponent, trying to escape this awful situation by any means necessary! These marks almost draw blood but it’s enough for Darcy to release her grip! Minerva trying desperately to steady herself on the second rope– FACE ACHE!!! THE BICYCLE KICK FROM DARCY CONNECTS! GETTING THAT BOOT RIGHT UP THERE AND CONNECTING FLUSH ON THE JAW OF MINERVA! AND MINERVA TUMBLES TO THE OUTSIDE CRASHING ONTO THE GROUND BELOW! MYLES CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT HE JUST SAW!
(Myles quickly races around to the opposite side of the ring to check on Minerva as the virtual crowd claps. The official steps out of the ring for a moment to check on Minerva, who responds by trying to push the referee away. He quickly returns to the ring and begins the ten count)
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Persephone: Hate to admit it but considering the damage that’s been done to her so far in this match this is a great opportunity for Darcy to recollect herself! She’s turned this match right around back into her favour and now she gets to take some deep breaths as Minerva pulls herself together on the outside.
Referee: FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!
James Peters: Minerva, with the help of Myles, finally gets back to her feet as she pulls herself up onto the ring apron. But it seems Darcy has no intentions of letting her get back into the ring. Darcy quickly gets back to her feet and heads towards the ropes…SHE COMES CHARGING BACK ACROSS THE RING, FULL OF SPEED AND MOMENTUM!! DARCY WITH THE SUICIDE SPEAR!!!! NO! MINERVA GETS THE KNEE UP AND CONNECTS WITH DARCY! Oh her head snapped back there as she comes reeling away from the ropes– KNEE STRIKE! A STEP UP KNEE STRIKE FROM DARCY, STEPPING OFF THE ROPES AND SENDS MINERVA TO THE OUTSIDE!
Persephone: WAIT! MYLES IS THERE TO CATCH MINERVA! MYLES CAUGHT MINERVA IN HIS ARMS AND I MIGHT JUST BE SICK AT THE SIGHT OF IT.
Rich Russillo: WATCH OUT! DARCY DOESN’T WASTE A SECOND AND LAUNCHES HERSELF DOWN AND ONTO BOTH MYLES AND MINERVA, ALMOST A VARIATION OF THE CORNER KNEE STOMP WITH BOTH KNEES BEING DRIVEN INTO THE RIBS OF MINERVA!
(Darcy slowly rises back to her feet, looking down at the work she’s done laying both Minerva and Myles out.)
James Peters: This match has swayed in both directions, back and forth it’s gone but now it’s Darcy well and truly with the ascendency in this! Minerva is slowly stirring on the outside, she’s only just managed to push herself off of Myles who himself took a considerable hard landing on the floor! She can certainly feel a victory is within reach; a great, great bounce back from a disappointing setback last week! Minerva tries her best to resist, but this has quickly become Darcy’s match to dictate!
(Minerva tries to fight away from Darcy but Darcy quickly grasps the hair once again of her opponent and forces her back inside the ring)
Rich Russillo: Now she stalks Minerva as Minerva tries to get some distance between herself and Darcy but Darcy isn’t letting up! Minerva climbs back to a vertical base, Darcy is there to meet her–MINERVA LATCHES ONTO THE EYEBROW OF HER OPPONENT! MINERVA SINKS THOSE TEETH INTO THE EYEBROW OF DARCY MAY MORGAN, DOING ANYTHING, EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HALT HER MOMENTUM! DARCY STEPS AWAY– THE DEVIL’S TOUCH! THE SUPERKICK! NO! IT MISSES WILDLY AS A DARCY STEPS OUT OF THE WAY.
James Peters: AND DARCY HOOKS THE ARMS! MINERVA TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT BUT THE DEVIL’S TOUCH MIGHT HAVE EXCELLED A LITTLE TOO MUCH ENERGY! DARCY HOISTS HER UP ONTO HER BACK! KISSES! BUT MINERVA COUNTERS! SHE HAD JUST ENOUGH TO CATCH HERSELF FALLING ONTO THAT SICK KNEE STRIKE FROM DARCY MAY MORGAN! AND MINERVA COUNTERS IT STRAIGHT INTO THE SMALL PACKAGE! SMALL PACKAGE!
Referee: ONE!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: DARCY KICKS OUT! AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND SHE KICKS OUT! MINERVA HAD THAT LEG SHE USED FOR THE KNEE STRIKE TRAPPED TIGHT AND IT TOOK A GREAT EFFORT TO KICK OUT! BOTH WOMEN EAGERLY GET BACK TO THEIR FEET– TTYN! TTYN! TTYN! TALK TO YOU NEVER, THE LEFT HAND KNOCKOUT PUNCH LANDS FIRMLY ON THE CHIN OF MINERVA! MINERVA SLUMPS TO THE GROUND! SHE’S OUT COLD! DARCY MAY MORGAN IS JUST ONE STEP TO…to…towards…wait hold on, what’s this?
(The camera pans to the ramp as Veena Adams slowly makes her way down to the ring. Darcy’s attention quickly catches Veena heading towards the ring, locking eyes with Veena and taking her away from finishing Minerva)
Rich Russillo: I don’t know what Veena is doing out here! These two had an extremely intense meeting earlier tonight that was far, far from friendly!
Darcy May Morgan (no mic): What the fuck are you doing here?
(Veena smiles at Darcy without much else of a response. After a brief second, Darcy turned back around to focus on Minerva…)
James Peters: BUT THE PRESENCE OF VEENA ADAMS WAS A LITTLE TOO MUCH! DARCY’S ATTENTION DEVIATED FROM HER OPPONENT WAY TOO LONG AND MINERVA TRIPS DARCY TO THE GROUND. SHE HOOKS BOTH ARMS AND FLIPS OVER, OWL OF MINERVA IS LOCKED IN! THE SHOULDERBLADES OF DARCY MAY MORGAN BEING PUSHED TOGETHER, CRUSHED TOGETHER AND THE DAMAGE SHE’S ALREADY SUSTAINED IN THIS MATCH ONLY MAKES IT WORSE!
Rich Russillo: BUT DARCY IS ALREADY RIGHT THERE BY THE ROPES, JUST LIKE SHE DID EARLIER WITH THE FRONT CHANCERY, HER FOOT IS JUST THERE ON THE TIP OF THE ROPE. DARCY ALMOST HAS IT–
(A mere moment before Darcy’s foot could reach the bottom rope, a white towel falls into the ring. Veena Adams is standing on the ring apron, pointing to the towel)
Rich Russillo: D-D-DID VEENA ADAMS JUST THROW THAT TOWEL INTO THE RING?
Persephone: PLEASE YES PLEASE VEENA SAVE US FROM THIS BOREFEST OF A MATCH. MY UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!! 😍
Veena Adams (no mic): CALL IT! CALL THE MATCH. THAT TOWEL IS FOR DARCY! SHE CLEARLY CAN’T CONTINUE!!! FUCKING CALL IT.
(The visibly confused referee looks back and forth between Veena and the towel)
Veena Adams (no mic): FUCKING RING THE BELL ALREADY. DO IT!
(Despite their confusion, the official concedes and calls for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Loud, audible boos rain down, the confusion of the official equally present across many of the fans in attendance. Minerva quickly scurries out of the ring and into the arms of an awaiting Myles. The pair shrugs at Veena Adams as they make their way up the ramp. Not long after, Veena Adams begins to backtrack away from the ring; a devilish grin on her face, proud of what she had done. After a brief, awkward silence Bella’s confused voice breaks it)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…by…referee stoppage…MINERVA!!!
James Peters: I guess the referee had no choice but to call the match. Whether this stands as an official loss or not remains to be seen but I don’t think whether it’s legit or not matters to Darcy! Veena Adams just cost her a massive, massive victory here tonight.
Rich Russillo: If looks could kill we would have a murder unfolding before our very eyes. Myles and Minerva have already bolted, they’re gone! They’re out of here! They want nothing to do with this situation and the eyes of Darcy May Morgan is saying more about this situation than I think any of the three of us could ever say!
(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie hits for only a quick few seconds before cutting out abruptly as the camera cuts to a furious Darcy May Morgan in the middle of the ring. She pushes the official aside and leaves her Universal Women’s Championship in the ring as Darcy immediately exists the ring and begins to chase Veena Adams towards the backstage area)
James Peters: AND THE CHASE IS ON! DARCY ISN’T WASTING ANY MORE TIME AND SHE’S NOT GOING TO LET VEENA ADAMS LEAVE VOLTAGE HERE TONIGHT WITHOUT GETTING SOME FORM OF REVENGE ON HER!
Persephone: NO DON’T HURT HER! SHE’S MY SAVIOR FROM MY SUFFERING, GET THAT BITCH AWAY FROM HER.
(Veena disappears behind the curtain as the official continues to try and stop Darcy. However Darcy pays no attention. Her frustrations boiling over and getting the better of her. The curtain still sways as Darcy reaches it, not taking a moment to pause or slow down, she charges through almost recklessly. However on the other side, she immediately pauses; Darcy freezes in her place because…)
James Peters: OH MY GOD.
(Darcy slowly, slowly turns to see Charlie Marr standing right beside her)
James Peters: CHARLIE MARR IS STANDING RIGHT BESIDE DARCY MAY MORGAN! WITH A SICK, SICK SMILE ON HIS FACE; THIS ENTIRE THING WAS A SETUP TO LURE DARCY TO THE BACKSTAGE AREA AND I THINK DARCY REALISES THE PERIL OF HER SITUATION! BUT SHE CAN’T GO ANYWHERE! CHARING CROSS!!! CHARING CROSS!!! CHARLIE MARR JUST ABOUT DECAPITATED THE HEAD OF DARCY MAY MORGAN CLEAN OFF HER SHOULDERS!
Persephone: Well, well, Veena DID warn Darcy to watch her back! Maybe she should have paid more attention!
(Veena steps back into frame and bends down to look at the fallen Darcy May Morgan. She laughs as Charlie, proud of his own work, can’t help but chuckle himself; the virtual crowd can be heard booing tremendously loud at the carnage done)
(Commercial promoting Grand Rampage, featuring the Elitists so far confirmed for the Grand Rampage match.)
(The scene fades to Sofia Clarke backstage with a microphone in her hand and the Voltage backdrop behind her.)
Sofia Clarke: Last night, we had our last brand exclusive FPV of the season when the Dynasty brand shined with Reckless Wiring. As we head towards one of the last three events of the season, we gotta make a stop to Grand Rampage where we’ve already had names like Cage, Raven Roberts, Rex McAllister, New Eden and Ms. Extreme announcing their intentions for the match, but my next guess seems to be going in another direction as he believes that he is entitled to a shot at the EAW Championship. To tell us on WHY he believes that he should be next in line for the EAW Championship is…Malcolm Jones!
(Malcolm Jones joins the camera shot with his trademark shades. He’s looking calm, cool and collected as he looks towards Sofia Clarke with a grin on his face.)
Sofia Clarke: Now, Malcolm, I think everyone wants to know the answer to this question is —
Malcolm Jones: Before we cut to this interview, may I just get a couple things off my chest? Okay so, I gotta ask a couple of questions to my black kings and queens out there. Why the fuck are you letting mediocre vanilla motherfuckers get the upper hand on you? We really live in a world where CHARLIE MARR AND VEENA ADAMS got the upper hand against The Visual Prophet? There’s always that part of me that is going to be cheering for my fellow black people, but what I’ve seen from Viz as of late has been nothing but a disgrace. Last night, we saw Viz lose to an idiot like Charlie Marr in what is really record time. The performance from Viz last night? I’ve seen bums giving better performances on a random episode of Dynasty. Couldn’t be me. People can be like: “But, MJ, he had a bad week or month! Cut them some slack!” Suck my dick, I don’t have that problem. There may be days where I’m completely out of the spotlight, letting these ‘Elitists’ have their moment in the spotlight, but whenever I step into the ring, I bring nothing but consistency. I understand that as a former World Champion, there’s a certain standard you need to live by, if you can’t even do that, then, why the fuck are you here? There is a certain level that I believe that World Champions need to be in this company and with the current EAW Champion, I don’t think that we’ve seen that yet. You won’t see me losing to idiots like Charlie Marr. Couldn’t be me, but what I could be is EAW World Champion.
Sofia Clarke: Why do you feel like your Grand Prix victory should result in a title shot?
(Before Malcolm Jones can respond, Terry Chambers, EAW Champion, steps into the camera shot. He is more than dressed for his match tonight, but the one thing on his shoulder is something that Malcolm has been eyeing more than the champion.)
Terry Chambers: A Grand Prix win doesn’t give you the right to challenge for my EAW World Championship.
Malcolm Jones: Maybe in your eyes, it don’t because you know that your ass finna lose the title the second I’m in the ring with you. It’s probably you’ve been all “But, but, but the Grand Prix doesn’t mean you deserve a shot at MUH EAW Championship!” Whenever I look at you, I can see how defensive you get over that gold on your shoulder and it’s because you know that your days are numbered the moment the EAW Championship is in MY hands. In the ring and on this mic, you ain’t shit compared to me. The moment that I cut my first promo, it’s over for you. Deep inside, I think that you know that and that’s why you are determined to make sure that I don’t touch that EAW Championship. You’ve gotten so lucky with having other people come to your aid and save you reign, but you wouldn’t get that luxury against me. You are going to need to face me in the ring and try to be better than me, but we both know that you’ll never accomplish that. You’re nothing, but a disgrace to that championship.
Terry Chambers: I’ve busted my ass day in and day out. I’ve taken a lot of shit that people have said. You think that you’re telling anything new? From the first day that I was the EAW Champion, I have had people telling me that I don’t deserve to be a champion; that my reign is nothing more than charity and that I’m doomed to lose the belt, but two title defenses down and I am walking into Grand Rampage as the champion. Despite when the going gets tough, I remain here. I continue to put in the work. I continue to exemplify that hard work pays off. I’m not like you, Malcolm. I’m not someone who has been in and out of the company all season like you have. I’m not someone who has five or six matches underneath their belt. The difference between you and I is that I’ve been here all season. You’ve been showing up to work whenever you feel like it and don’t give me the “I’m consistent whenever I show up!” lecture because it’s easy to keep that consistency up when you barely show up most weeks to fight. You think that entitles you for a shot at the EAW Championship? Nah, it doesn’t. The Grand Prix gets you a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships. Why don’t you get Chris Elite and go after those belts and leave someone who has been here all season, grinding and busting their ass get a shot at the EAW Championship?
Malcolm Jones: I’m not in the mood to play, Terrence. You said from night one that you was gunna be a fighting champion, so you need to stop fucking ducking the first real challenge that you got as champion and put your money where your mouth is.
Terry Chambers: Okay, you’re on. I did say that I would take on anyone. I’ll face you at Grand Rampage, even though I don’t think that you deserve it.
Malcolm Jones: Yeah and you really fixin’ to get ya big ass whooped by the least relevant Ava of all time. Fuckin’ moron.
(Malcolm Jones rolls his eyes, leaving Terry Chambers who is the last shot before the scene fades elsewhere.)
(Commercial promoting Terry Chambers versus Malcolm Jones for the EAW Championship at Grand Rampage.)
(Voltage fades back to ringside for the final time tonight, and as always Bella Braxton stands in the center of the ring with a microphone in her hand.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
(‘Diva’ by Beyonce hits, and the virtual crowd gives Candice Blair a positive reaction for the most part. Candice makes her way out to the stage, and she’s not too happy following her encounter with Captain Charisma. Things clearly didn’t go how she thought they would, but she’s quickly able to get focused as she has a big match ahead of her, one she’s clearly been ready for.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From San Francisco, California… Weighing in at 126 pounds… CCCAAAANNNDDIIICCCEEE BBLLLAAIIIRRRRR!!!!
James Peters: Earlier in the night Captain Charisma made it clear that he wants Candice Blair to stop getting involved with the likes of Sierra Bradford and other Voltage Elitists’ personal lives, and Candice didn’t seem too pleased to hear that but right now she has a much bigger thing to worry about.
Rich Russillo: That’s right. She’s facing the EAW Champion Terry Chambers in a match that looks to be very personal judging by the things she and Terry said to each other this week. This is going to be a good one.
Persephone: Is it though? I mean… Candice Blair is like barely even an Ava, and the Avas are terrible. Nobody cares about Candice and nobody thinks Terry Chambers is a good Champion.
(‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons follows, and the virtual crowd begins cheering even louder than before as Terry Chambers begins walking out to the stage. He’s still a bit pissed following his encounter with Malcolm Jones, but just like Candice he’s focused on his upcoming match. Terry has his Championship around his waist, and he looks directly at Candice Blair as he makes his way towards the ring.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent… Residing in Los Angeles, California… Weighing in at 257 pounds…. HE IS THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION, TTTEEEEEERRRRYYYYYY CCHHAAAMMMMBBBEEERRRRSSSS!!!!
James Peters: In just a few weeks, this man will be facing Malcolm Jones for the EAW Championship! That’s a match I couldn’t be more excited for, but before we get there Terry Chambers has to get through Candice Blair tonight!
Rich Russillo: Candice looks ready to go, but Terry Chambers doesn’t look worried at all. These two are almost like family thanks to Terry and Consuela, but they sure don’t seem like it.
Persephone: This might just be the worst matchup ever..
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: AND RIGHT OUT THE GATE TERRY POWERS CANDICE TO THE CORNER! Things have gotten pretty personal between Candice Blair and Terry Chambers throughout the week and right now Terry just powered Candice into the corner! The referee starting his count- BUT BEFORE HE COULD EVEN GET TO A COUNT OF TWO CANDICE USES BOTH FEET TO KICK TERRY OUT OF THE CORNER! That was a great move by Candice, AND NOW CANDICE CHARGES IN BEFORE GOING FOR A RUNNING HURRICANRANA- BUT TERRY IS HOLDING HER! TERRY STILL HAS A HOLD OF CANDICE AND HE PULLS HER UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION-
Rich Russillo: JUST FOR CANDICE TO JUMP OVER TERRY! Candice managed to jump right out of Terry’s grasp, AND THERE’S A SPINNING KICK TO THE MIDSECTION AS SOON AS TERRY TURNS TOWARDS HER! Candice and Terry are surely going to bring everything they have into this match after the things they’ve said to each other this week, AND NOW CANDICE RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE DELIVERING A RUNNING FOREARM! Terry is still on his feet, AND CANDICE RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE HITTING ANOTHER FOREARM! Terry is still on his feet somehow! Candice running the ropes one more time-
Persephone: AND TERRY WENT FOR A LARIAT BUT HIS 500 POUNDS WORTH OF BODY FAT WEIGHED HIM DOWN! He was too slow and now Candice was able to duck the lariat before running the ropes, delivering a dropkick to Terry! Candice is an awful wrestler that can’t mind her own business for the life of her, but at this rate she’s gonna get a win over the paper World Champion because Terry’s too slow to even touch her. I gotta admit that’d be hilarious if Terry was to lose tonight, but with how things have been during his title reign I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s somehow bailed out again.
James Peters: Candice running the ropes one more time as Terry is on one knee- BUT TERRY CHAMBERS LIFTS CANDICE OVER HIS HEAD WITH A BACK BODY DROP- JUST FOR CANDICE TO LAND ON HER FEET! Candice Blair putting her athleticism on display as she managed to land on her feet- BUT TERRY HAD HER SCOUTED AS HE IMMEDIATELY TURNS AROUND AND LAYS HER OUT WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! Candice was nearly decapitated with that clothesline, and that was pretty much Terry’s first real move in this match!
Rich Russillo: The EAW Champion is showing just how easily he’s able to turn things around as Candice pulls herself up to her feet using the ropes- BUT TERRY DROPS HER ONCE AGAIN WITH A HUGE KNIFE EDGE CHOP! Candice using the ropes to get back up once again but she’s stumbling and clearly on spaghetti legs, AND THAT ALLOWS TERRY TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER CHOP! Terry doesn’t look too impressed with Candice right now, and I think he’s about to finish her off right here and now as he lifts her onto his shoulders! TERRY GOES FOR THE T-5!!!
James Peters: AND CANDICE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A DDT! TERRY WENT FOR THE T-5 BUT IT BACKFIRED AS CANDICE MANAGED TO COUNTER IT WITH A DDT! THE COVER NOW BY CANDICE BLAIR!
James Peters: AND THERE’S A QUICK KICK OUT BY TERRY CHAMBERS! Terry is already getting back up to his hands and knees, BUT CANDICE BLAIR QUICKLY CONNECTS WITH A PUNT KICK TO TERRY’S MIDSECTION! These two haven’t been fighting for too long but already this has become a very physical matchup! I guess we should’ve expected that going into this match, but I have to say I’m surprised!
Rich Russillo: Terry is once again finding his way back up to his feet, BUT RIGHT NOW HE’S ONLY UP ON ONE KNEE AND CANDICE IS RUNNING THE ROPES! HUGE DROPKICK BY CANDICE BLAIR, SENDING THE EAW CHAMPION OUT OF THE RING! Terry Chambers is sent through the ropes, but somehow he manages to land on his feet! Terry trying to re-enter the ring, BUT CANDICE MANAGES TO STOP HIM WITH A HUGE DROPKICK! CANDICE NOW RUNNING THE ROPES AS TERRY STUMBLES BACK, AND CANDICE CONNECTS WITH A HUGE SUICIDE DIVE TO THE EAW CHAMPION! WHAT A MOVE BY CANDICE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S NOT DONE!
James Peters: CANDICE GOES FOR A SECOND SUICIDE DIVE, AND IT DOES CONNECT! SHE DOESN’T FINISH THERE THOUGH!
Persephone: Is Candice stupid? When has this ever worked?
James Peters: CANDICE GOES FOR ONE MORE SUICIDE DIVE-
Rich Russillo: BUT TERRY CATCHES HER THIS TIME!
Persephone: Yep. She’s stupid.
James Peters: TERRY CAUGHT CANDICE RIGHT OUT OF THE AIR, AND NOW HE SENDS HER BACK FIRST RIGHT INTO THE RINGPOST! WHAT A MOVE BY TERRY CHAMBERS, AND JUST LIKE THAT HE’S RIGHT BACK IN THIS MATCH! Candice is giving this match all she has and she’s clearly doing the damage, but there’s that clear size and power advantage coming into play once again!
Rich Russillo: Terry rolls Candice back into the ring before sliding into the ring himself, and now he goes for a cover!
Rich Russillo: And Candice Blair kicks out! Terry Chambers now with a rear chinlock, and in most cases this would likely be easy to get out of but again look at the size difference between Terry and Candice! Candice isn’t going to be able to just power her way back up to her feet, it’s not going to be that easy!
Persephone: You’re right Rich, and you know what a good solution would be?
Rich Russillo: What?
Persephone: TAPPING OUT! If Candice could just tap out then all could be solved, because let’s be honest with ourselves here. Who actually cares about watching a match between Terry Chamburger and the least important Ava MAIN EVENT Voltage? Neither of them are as good as Rex McAllister, so why are THEY in the main event and not HIM!? He should be in the main event each and every single week, even if he’s not competing in a match!
James Peters: Anyways… Candice Blair is doing everything in her power to pull herself towards those ropes and she actually isn’t that far away from them! Candice just needs to pull herself a bit further but she’s probably still hurt from being slammed into the ring post and Terry Chambers is way bigger than her! You know he’s going to do what he can to keep his body weight down on her and this means that Candice might be extremely limited in her options here! I really do hate to say this, but we might actually see Candice tap out here!
Rich Russillo: WAIT, NO! CANDICE JUST BARELY MANAGES TO GET HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE MADE IT TO THE ROPES AND NOW TERRY IS FORCED TO RELEASE THE HOLD! Great job by Candice Blair! It doesn’t look like Terry is letting Candice off easy though, as he immediately pulls her up by her hair! Terry now grabbing her from behind, BEFORE DELIVERING A STANDING GERMAN SUPLEX! TERRY DIDN’T EVEN LEAVE HIS FEET AFTER THAT SUPLEX!
James Peters: AND CANDICE MANAGED TO LAND RIGHT BACK ONTO HERS! CANDICE LANDED BACK ON HER FEET AND NOW SHE HITS TERRY WITH A HUGE DROPKICK TO THE BACK, CAUSING HIM TO STUMBLE FORWARD AND ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE! Candice actually managed to take Terry off her feet just now, and Candice follows it up by running the ropes, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE TIGER FEINT KICK! TERRY STUMBLES BACK UP TO HIS FEET BUT CANDICE HAS ENOUGH TIME TO RUSH UP TO THE TOP ROPE, BEFORE DIVING AT TERRY WITH A HUGE DIVING METEORA!!! Candice doesn’t usually go for a diving version of the meteora but this is a big match for her and she’s going all out! The Champion is down, and now Candice goes for what could be the final cover of this match!
Rich Russillo: TERRY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! This match isn’t over just yet and that’s not good news for Candice! Terry has been able to do a lot of damage, but Candice is doing a great job of taking Terry down however she can! Candice really is bringing her best tonight, and right now I think she’s about to try and deliver one of her best moves in order to put Terry down for the three count!
Persephone: Why don’t they just start with their “best moves”? Matches would probably be way shorter.
Rich Russillo: Candice now pulling Terry up, AND NOW SHE GOES FOR THE CANDY DESTROYER!!
James Peters: JUST FOR TERRY TO HOLD CANDICE BY THE LEGS AND DROP HER WITH A HUGE ALABAMA SLAM! Terry managed to stay on his feet as Candice went for the Candy Destroyer, and now he just dropped her with a huge alabama slam! Terry dropped to both knees after delivering that move as he’s still rocked from that diving meteora, but that move was devastating! That was a great way to get back into this match!
Rich Russillo: Terry getting back to his feet, AND TERRY SENDS CANDICE INTO THE CORNER BEFORE CHARGING IN AND DELIVERING A HUGE RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Terry now pulling Candice out of the corner, BEFORE SENDING HER INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER WITH SO MUCH FORCE THAT SHE BOUNCES OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLES! TERRY NOW CHARGING IN, AND HE DELIVERS A HUGE RUNNING BIG BOOT! That was a fantastic combination of moves by Terry Chambers, and I don’t think Candice Blair even knows where she is right now! This is not what she needs right now, not when she’s facing someone like Terry!
Persephone: What is “someone like Terry” supposed to mean? He’s big, so what? He’s not a good wrestler and so far he’s been an AWFUL Champion. If Candice Blair can’t get past Terry then that’s just sad. Then again failure must just be in the Ava’s DNA. Just look at Ms. Extreme.
James Peters: Terry deadlifts Candice up into a powerbomb position, BUT CANDICE BEGINS PUNCHING AWAY AT TERRY! CANDICE WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH, AND SHE FINALLY GETS TERRY TO LET GO OF HER SO SHE COULD DROP BACK TO HER FEET- JUST FOR TERRY TO KICK HER IN THE MIDSECTION AND IMMEDIATELY HOOK THE LEGS! CHAMBERS OF PAIN!! THE CHAMBERS OF PAIN CONNECTS AND TERRY IMMEDIATELY HOOKS THE LEG! THIS MATCH IS DONE!
Rich Russillo: WHAT!? HOW!? HOW DID CANDICE BLAIR JUST GET THE SHOULDER UP!? Candice Blair is somehow still in this match after getting hit with the Chambers of Pain, and Terry himself is shocked! That double underhook DDT came out of nowhere and somehow Candice still had enough left in her to get the shoulder up! Terry has to know by now that it’ll take a lot more than this to take Candice Blair down. He needs to make sure she’s down for good if he wants to win this match!
Persephone: Yeah… You want to make sure your opponent can’t kick out if you want to win the match. That’s how wrestling works.
James Peters: Terry is backing up into the corner, and now he’s yelling for Candice Blair to get back up to her feet! Candice is very slowly finding her way back up, and that’s actually bad news for her! It looks like this match may be coming to an end pretty soon, BECAUSE TERRY CHARGES IN AND HE GOES FOR THE RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!
Rich Russillo: CANDICE AVOIDED IT! CANDICE AVOIDS THE RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, AND NOW SHE PULLS TERRY CHAMBERS DOWN FOR POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST CRUCIFIX PIN IN HER LIFE! IS CANDICE BLAIR ABOUT TO PIN THE EAW CHAMPION!?
Rich Russillo: NO! TERRY CHAMBERS JUST BARELY MANAGES TO KICK OUT, BUT CANDICE MANAGES TO GET UP BEFORE TERRY AND SHE JUMPS ON TOP OF TERRY’S BACK WITH A HUGE SENTON! Candice Blair with a great way to get back into this match, there’s no way Terry could’ve seen that one coming!
Persephone: Did Terry eat today? He must be hungry or something, because I don’t know how he missed such a clear shot there. Candice Blair definitely shouldn’t be in control of this match right now, but at this point I don’t trust Terry Chambers to do anything right so I can’t say I’m surprised. I don’t know who’s gonna win this match and I don’t actually care since neither of them is Rex McAllister, but this has gone on way too long. There’s no way these two haven’t found a way to put each other in the ground yet.
James Peters: These two know each other and I think that may have to do with this! They’re pretty much family after all thanks to Terry’s relationship with Consuela, which is exactly why I was surprised to see this match get so personal! Terry is using the ropes to try and pull himself up to his feet, BUT CANDICE KICKS TERRY IN THE MIDSECTION! Candice with another kick! Candice is pretty much stomping away at Terry Chambers right now, and now she’s managed to get Terry in a seated position in the corner as she keeps stomping away! Candice continuing to stomp away, BEFORE CHARGING INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND RUNNING BACK IN FOR A RUNNING METEORA-
Rich Russillo: WHICH DOESN’T CONNECT! TERRY CHAMBERS MANAGES TO JUST BARELY PULL HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY, AND CANDICE BLAIR JUST SENT HERSELF CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! Terry Chambers just managed to pull himself out of harms way, and that was really close! Things easily could’ve ended badly right there for the EAW Champion, but instead Candice Blair is in a lot of pain thanks to her going knee first into the turnbuckles!
Persephone: How did Terry move out of the way? He’s all big and slow, is Candice even trying right now?
James Peters: Terry Chambers slowly pulling himself back to his feet as Candice Blair slowly tries to get back up, AND TERRY QUICKLY CHARGES IN BEFORE DELIVERING A RUNNING KNEE TO THE SIDE OF CANDICE’S HEAD! WHAT A KNEE BY TERRY, AND THAT JUST SENT CANDICE OUT ONTO THE APRON! This match has been very back and forth thanks to Terry and Candice having extremely different strengths, but right now it looks like Terry is regaining control of this match and that’s not good for Candice! Terry might just end this right now!
Rich Russillo: Terry now running the ropes, AND HE GOES FOR A BOOT BUT CANDICE MANAGES TO AVOID IT! CANDICE NOW WITH A FOREARM TO TERRY- BUT TERRY CATCHES HER ARM BEFORE POPPING HER BACK UP INTO THE POWERBOMB POSITION! TERRY HAS CANDICE BACK UP IN A POWERBOMB POSITION AND CANDICE IS TRYING TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF IT JUST LIKE SHE MANAGED TO MULTIPLE OTHER TIMES IN THIS MATCH, BUT I DON’T THINK SHE’LL BE ABLE TO THIS TIME AROUND! TERRY CHARGES INTO THE CORNER, AND HE GOES FOR A HUGE BUCKLE BOMB ON CANDICE!
James Peters: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT! CANDICE JUST BARELY MANAGED TO LAND ON THE MIDDLE ROPE AND SHE USED THE TOP ROPE TO STOP HERSELF FROM FALLING! Terry now charging in, BUT HE’S MET WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! Candice Blair manages to pull herself up to the top rope now- BUT TERRY CHAMBERS IMMEDIATELY RUSHES UP TO JOIN CANDICE UP TOP! I think Terry Chambers was about to go for a superplex, but Candice isn’t looking to make it easy for him! Candice hits Terry with a forearm, but Terry responds with a forearm back- JUST FOR CANDICE TO SWEEP THE LEGS!
Rich Russillo: Terry is stuck in a tree of woe position! He’s hanging off the top rope from his legs, meanwhile Candice is still up there! Candice getting in position to possibly dive onto Terry from up there- BUT TERRY DOESN’T EVEN GIVE CANDICE ANY TIME TO MAKE A MOVE! TERRY MANAGES TO PULL HIMSELF UP AND GRAB CANDICE BEFORE LAUNCHING HER OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! TERRY JUST SENT CANDICE ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING USING NOTHING BUT HIS UPPER BODY STRENGTH TO PULL HIMSELF UP! Terry getting down from the top rope, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the match was over right then and there!
James Peters: Terry gets down from the top rope and he makes his way over to Candice before deadlifting her up once again, BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE GUTWRENCH SITOUT POWERBOMB! TERRY FINALLY CONNECTS WITH THE POWERBOMB, AND NOW FINALLY HE GOES FOR THE COVER TO PUT CANDICE BLAIR AWAY! THIS HAS TO BE THE END OF THE MATCH, THERE’S NO WAY IT DOESN’T END HERE!
Persephone: :noah: Oh my God, STOP KICKING OUT! PLEASE JUST LET THIS MATCH END ALREADY! Terry is boring and Candice is annoying, JUST DIE ALREADY!
James Peters: The fact that these two are still going is incredible! Terry Chambers looks frustrated and I can’t really blame him, but I’m sure deep down he sees the same thing we do! Candice Blair is putting up an amazing fight tonight against the EAW Champion! Tonight isn’t just about having a good match for these two though. They want to win and Terry has control of this match! Terry’s pretty much effortlessly lifting Candice up, and this match might be over! TERRY HAS CANDICE UP IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR THE T-5!!
Rich Russillo: WAIT! CANDICE BEGINS DELIVERING ELBOWS TO THE SIDE OF TERRY’S HEAD! CANDICE ELBOWING TERRY OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND SHE MANAGES TO PULL HERSELF DOWN BEHIND TERRY! Candice somehow finding a way to escape the T-5 once again just like she did early on in the match, AND TERRY CHAMBERS TURNS AROUND TO TRY AND ATTACK BUT CANDICE PULLS DOWN THE BOTTOM ROPE, CAUSING TERRY TO FLY OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING! Candice Blair somehow finding a way to stay in this match, but it looks like she’s not done just yet!
Persephone: This is just unbelievable. I can’t believe I’m still here watching this match. Terry Chambers is supposed to be a World Champion, why wasn’t this some short squash match again?
James Peters: Candice Blair stepping out onto the apron as Terry Chambers finds his way back to his feet, AND CANDICE GOES FOR A DIVING CROSSBODY OFF OF THE APRON- JUST FOR TERRY TO CATCH HER! TERRY CATCHES CANDICE IN HER ATTEMPT TO GO FOR A CROSSBODY, AND NOW TERRY ONCE AGAIN RUSHES TOWARDS THE RINGPOST WHERE HE TOSSED CANDICE EARLIER IN THE MATCH-
Rich Russillo: BUT THIS TIME CANDICE SAW IT COMING! CANDICE JUMPS OUT OF TERRY’S ARMS BEFORE PUSHING TERRY FACE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! The referee now beginning their count!
Rich Russillo: Terry Chambers didn’t completely get taken off of his feet, but Candice Blair is quick to capitalize as she goes to slam Terry’s face on the ring apron- JUST FOR TERRY TO STOP HIMSELF WITH HIS HANDS AND SLAM CANDICE’S FACE INTO THE APRON INSTEAD! Candice stumbles away from the ring apron, and now the referee reaches a count of two!
Persephone: Honestly this can end in a double count out for all I care.. Which I don’t. It doesn’t matter how it ends. Pinfall, submission, DQ, count out, JUST END THE MATCH ALREADY!
James Peters: Terry now grabbing Candice, AND HE GOES TO SEND HER INTO THE BARRICADE BUT CANDICE TURNS IT AROUND AND SENDS CANDICE INTO THE BARRICADE INSTEAD! Candice now backing up before charging in, AND SHE SENDS TERRY OVER THE BARRICADE WITH A HUGE RUNNING DROPKICK!
James Peters: The referee is at a count of four, and these two should really consider getting back into the ring soon!
Rich Russillo: Candice now trying to pull Terry back up, BUT TERRY JUST SHOVED CANDICE AWAY FROM HIM! Terry now climbing up onto the barricade, AND WHAT THE HELL!?!? TERRY CHAMBERS WITH A DIVING CLOTHESLINE TO CANDICE BLAIR!! BOTH ELITISTS ARE DOWN, BUT HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEE SOMEONE TERRY’S SIZE DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT!? Terry just sacrificed himself to take out Candice Blair, but wow! That was incredible, and stuff like this is exactly why Terry is the EAW Champion!
Rich Russillo: The referee reaching a count of five, and this is getting close!
James Peters: Terry Chambers slowly gets back to his feet before pulling Candice Blair back up, AND CANDICE JUST HITS TERRY WITH A HUGE RIGHT HAND! CANDICE STILL HAS FIGHT LEFT IN HER AFTER ALL AND NOW SHE’S LAYING INTO TERRY! TERRY DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING AT ALL AS HE’S PRETTY MUCH BEING BACKED INTO THE BARRICADE!
James Peters: CANDICE WITH SHOT AFTER SHOT TO THE EAW CHAMPION- BUT TERRY CHAMBERS JUST DROPPED HER WITH THE MOMENT OF SILENCE! CANDICE JUST DROPPED LIKE A BUNCH OF BRICKS, AND TERRY JUST LOOKS PISSED! That headbutt took a lot out of him this late into the match and he’s a bit groggy, but it looks like he’s still not done!
James Peters: Terry pulling Candice back up to his feet, AND HE SENDS CANDICE HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! TERRY CHAMBERS JUST SENT CANDICE BLAIR HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! Candice Blair is down and out, but Terry nearly collapsed! Terry is having to use the ring apron to even stand right now! That headbutt clearly took too much out of him, he’s worn out after all he’s been through tonight!
(As the referee reaches the count of nine, Terry realizes how long he and Candice have been outside of the ring.)
Rich Russillo: TERRY CHAMBERS JUST BARELY ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING! TERRY CHAMBERS MAKES IT BACK INTO THE RING BUT CANDICE BLAIR IS DONE FOR!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner by countout…. THE EAW CHAMPION, TTTTEEEEEEERRRRYYYYYY CCCHHHHHAAAMMMBBBEEERRRRSSSSS!!!!
Persephone: The EAW Champion won by countout. :mjlol:
James Peters: Don’t do that, Persephone. You saw the condition both Elitists were in at the end of the match after all they did to each other. If Terry knew what count they were on sooner this match would probably still be on, but there’s no way he had enough left in him to toss Candice back into the ring along with himself.
Persephone: So he was desperate for a win.
Rich Russillo: I don’t think desperate is the word I’d use. In the end Terry Chambers wins but Candice Blair definitely had one fantastic performance! You can’t take that away from her.
James Peters: That’s right. Congratulations Terry Chambers, but amazing work tonight by Candice Blair!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm Jones will have to deal with this man at Grand Rampage. I can’t wait to see how that goes.
James Peters: That’s right. That’s going to be a fantastic match and I just can’t wait to see it happen!
Persephone: Whatever. Anyways, that’s the show, right?
James Peters: That’s right. As we end Voltage tonight I’d like to thank you all for watching! I’m James Peters and with me is Rich Russillo and Persephone, and we’ll see you all next week. Goodnight everybody!
(‘Natural’ begins playing again, and the virtual fans are cheering but Terry Chambers doesn’t look too happy as he pulls himself back up to his feet. His match against Candice became very personal and in the end he wasn’t able to win exactly how he’d like to, but in the end he’s still the winner. Terry shakes his head as he’s handed the EAW Championship and has his hand raised, meanwhile Candice Blair is still at ringside needing to recover after her head was sent into the steel steps. Finally, Voltage fades to black as Terry holds up his Championship.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)