(EAW intro plays.)
(Voltage cuts into a highlight video chronicling it’s most recent event, Fighting Spirit. Noah Reigner, Jack Ripley, and The Wildcards would all successfully defend their championships. Lethal Consequences would defeat Impact, and then make his presence felt later on. Thanks to LC, The Visual Prophet would defeat Rex McAllister, thus giving Veena Adams equal control of the brand as a result. As for the main event, it was everything people wanted it to be and more. Barbed Wire Massacre II would forever leave Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade immortalized, and change both men forever. Charlie would emerge victorious but both men would be stretchered out of the arena and taken to a local medical facility in Seoul.)
(The highlight video fades out and immediately cuts to ring area portion of the venue. The fans inside the sold-out Mohegan Sun Arena are rocking out to the official Voltage theme song, “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami. The usual gold and white pyro begins to explode, and once the smoke clears, the camera cuts to the actual ring itself. The lights come up and all those excited cheers cease to exist once the EAW Universe sees who’s standing in the middle of the ring. A radiant and immaculately dressed Veena Adams closes her eyes and savors the reaction she’s getting. She even goes as far as putting her hand to her ear and urging the fans to boo louder. Like the puppets they are, they oblige the devious blonde brat and that causes Veena to smile serenely as she raises the microphone up to her perfect mouth.)
Veena Adams: Ladies and gentlemen… WELCOME TO THE VEENA ADAMS ERA!!!
Crowd: BOOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Veena Adams: Last week at Fighting Spirit, Matty Daniels stupidly put all his eggs in the Rex McAllister basket and Rex did what he fucking does best when everything in the world that’s important is on the line. He choked just like his Ratpire prostitute does whenever she’s faced with slightly above average competition. Everyone was so convinced that Vanilla Rex was going to be the savior of Voltage, but The Visual Prophet proved otherwise. He systematically broke Rex down for weeks before destroying him inside the middle of the ring at Fighting Spirit. It was beautiful. Justice was finally served and Rex and Matty both got exactly what they deserved. There was no breaking the hero, and watching the hero rise up and become the savior of the universe story. This story was dominated purely by my Vizzy, and rightfully so. Matty and Rex’s egos were out of control and both of them deserved to be taken down a notch. Thank Gawd the right side won this fight. Matty has ran Voltage like a dictatorship this entire season. He has constantly held back talented men who deserve to be world champions and force fed us absolute bullshit matches featuring shitty second hand talent. Voltage was becoming an even bigger low point than that one world title match from last year’s Pain for Pride, and as someone who loves and cares for this company more than anything else in this world, I knew I had to come and fix it.
(Veena takes a deep breath and looks into the camera. Her bright blue eyes are full of emotion, and if she wasn’t such a devious cunt with a terrible last name, you’d almost think she was being sincere.)
Crowd: FUCK YOU VEENA!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!! FUCK YOU VEENA!!!
Veena Adams: :wow: Those ‘Thank You Veena’ chants mean everything to me. The EAW Universe is truly blessed to have me here. When I took my sabbatical a few years ago after suffering the most horrific injury ever, and all because some asshole got his panties in a twist over the fact my amazing Uncle Ryan wanted to feed some childthing to a fire mind you, I knew that I would end up back here one day. Professional wrestling is in my blood. I was born for this business and by me just stepping inside this ring right now, Voltage is already being elevated to another level that makes it more special than any other brand. I might not be able to compete anymore, but I can help this company and more importantly this brand in so many other ways. When I approached Uncle Ryan at the end of last year and asked for a job, he generously gave me several options to pick from, and because I knew just how bad off Voltage was, it was literally a no brainer to take the job as Matty’s assistant. I did what any good assistant would do and I took notes. I made sure to learn as much as I could from him so I would know what NOT to do when it came to running a brand. It was so obvious that Matty played favorites and liked certain people more than others. That’s why the championship picture on Voltage never seems to change. This is the home of Kings, but instead of letting the most powerful Kings flourish, Matty was content to hold them back and let the weak bitches run the show. That’s when I starting stepping in. That’s when I spoke up. That’s why I created matches that ended up being trending topics for hours. I know exactly what you people want to see and now that I’m officially the co-commissioner of Sunday Night Voltage, you can rest assured that I’m going to do what’s best for this brand.
Crowd: BOOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Veena Adams: That’s right! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THANK YOU VEENA!!!! I feel so grateful that I’m in this position. I knew that Vizzy would prove to be the hero we all needed, and that’s why it was a no-brainer for me to have my uncle put him in the Cash in the Vault match at Pain for Pride as the first official entrant. While Viz should already be world champion in my opinion, I will take great pleasure in watching him outclass every other man in that match, and I will certainly enjoy watching him fuck Rex’s cunt sideways, and humiliate whatever other slut Cumpire throws into the match as a filler. By the way, how fucking hilarious is it that Empire will longer exist after this season?! It serves those self-righteous slores right that they had their show taken from them because lets be honest. They never appreciated it anyway. I can’t wait to see them all take loss after loss to powerful, strong, and far superior men on a weekly basis. They will quickly find out what they mean to this company, especially if any of the little cumdumpsters end up on Voltage. The will know how the natural order works, and that their rightful place is on their backs getting fucked. It’s certainly not competing inside the ring against Kings.
(Veena flashes the camera another sweet smile.)
Veena Adams: The Veena Adams Era of Voltage is going to give everyone who’s ever been fucked over by Matty Daniels a chance to prosper, and that starts with my beloved Visual Prophet. I’m so happy to have Voltage in the palm of my hands and I promise you, EAW Universe, I will not disappoint you!
(The crowd doesn’t believe Veena at all, and the smug look etched across her face is enough for them to launch a barrage of insults at her.)
Veena Adams: Now, with all that being said… lets have a great show tonight! MATTY IS NOT HERE TONIGHT SO WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE A CAPTAIN CHARISMA FREE VOLTAGE! WOOOOOOO!!!!!
Crowd: BOOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
(This does not deter Veena.)
Veena Adams: We are officially on the road to Pain for Pride and our main event is set! That stupid piece of shit Noah Reigner will hopefully lose the championship his stupid bitch girlfriend wishes she could hold when he faces off against Impact and that other charity case. In addition to that match, the 1% reject, Jack Ripley will defend his National Elite Championship against a challenger yet to be determined. The Wildcards will be facing off against those two fucking idiots from Dynasty who don’t deserve to be in this company, let alone on the Pain for Pride card, but I digress. Voltage will also have another King in the Cash in the Vault match. Unless he’s dead and honestly, I don’t know or care, Charlie Marr will be thrown in a qualifier against Farrell V and Korey Gaines next week. One of those men will be another body for Vizzy to beat on his way to becoming the 2019 Cash in the Vault holder. :blessed:
Veena Adams: Enjoy the show you virgin bitches!
(Veena tosses the microphone to the ground as her brand new theme song, “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie begins to play across the public address system. For some reason, hearing Taylor’s voice infuriates the crowd even more and they start hurling garbage in the direction of the ring. Veena simply basks in their hate as Voltage fades to its first commercial break of the night.)
(Commercial break for composition notebooks and Pentel energel pens. The GOAT combo for old school writers who just don’t want to sit in front of a computer all day when it comes to expressing their creativity. :wow:)
(When Voltage returns from commercial, James Peters and Rich Russillo are seen sitting behind their broadcast booth. The ring crew is quickly seen cleaning up the trash that was thrown at Veena during the previous segment.)
James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen welcome back to Voltage. Before we get to the first match of the night, we want to take a moment and touch on some of the injuries that happened at Fighting Spirit. Before the break, you all heard Veena announce that Captain Charisma isn’t with us tonight. At Fighting Spirit, the only commissioner I’ll ever acknowledge for this brand was blindsided by Lethal Consequences. During that attack and subsequent beatdown, Captain Charisma suffered a torn groin muscle. Thankfully, he did not require surgery but his physical activity for the next several weeks will be limited.
Rich Russillo: And it absolutely kills me to have to announce this, but the President of the United States of Blaydemerica, Jackson Blayde, was also injured. After that Benedict Arnold bozo Oskar Wagner aligned with House Reigner, he powerbombed President Blayde from the ring and onto the floor. From what little is known at this time about the condition of the President, I’m told he is resting comfortably back home on his private island. Whether or not he returns to Elite Answers Wrestling is unknown, but we wish our beloved President the best in whatever he decides to do next. Godspeed, Mr. President.
James Peters: :skip:
Rich Russillo: And of course, we know that everyone is wondering about the health and well-being of the two men who waged an absolute war at Fighting Spirit. Barbed Wire Massacre II is a match I’ll never forget for as long as I live, and it was honestly the stuff of nightmares.
James Peters: The human body just isn’t meant to deal with the things both Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade did to one another during that match. It won’t come as a surprise to anyone to know that neither man was medically cleared to compete here tonight. In addition to all the superficial injuries they both sustained, Kinkade was left with a concussion, several cracked ribs, and multiple gashes thanks to being stabbed that required staples. Marr had damage to his mouth after having barbed wire shoved in it, needed dozens of stitches to close up the wounds he received, and has several fractures to his face. Both men have promised to be at Voltage next week, and as Veena stated earlier tonight, Charlie has a match if he’s cleared to compete.
Rich Russillo: I have no idea how either of them are still standing after the barbaric match we witnessed between them last weekend. It was worse than a car crash and I hope I never have to see or call anything like that again.
(The conversation between the two announcers halts as “The Man” by The Killers kicks up.)
James Peters: At least we can say that our opening contest here tonight will be much more tame.
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM THE MOJAVE DESERT… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… COYOTE NASH!!!
(Newcomer Coyote Nash steps onto the stage and takes a moment to soak in the reaction of the crowd. The Voltage fans are a rather ruthless bunch and despite the fact Coyote has never given them a reason to dislike him, they don’t really greet him warmly either.)
Rich Russillo: Tough crowd tonight as this newcomer will be looking to make his debut on the gold brand. Last week, Coyote made his first appearance for EAW in a Fight Grid exclusive match against another newcomer named Dallas Houston.
James Peters: :skip:
Rich Russillo: I know. That’s a dumb fucking name.
James Peters: Anyways, despite coming up short to a man who’s named after two cities in the state of Texas, Coyote was impressive in his own right. He looks to rebound from that loss tonight.
(Coyote gets into the ring, plays to the crowd for a moment, and then takes his corner.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT!!!
(“House of Wolves” by My Chemical Romance begins to play and the crowd does react loudly to this!)
Bella Braxton: … FROM LONDON, ENGLAND… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… MARTIN DANIELS!!!
Rich Russillo: :blessed:
James Peters: :blessed:
(The no nonsense Brit, Martin Daniels, makes his way onto the stage. He stares down at the ring, locking eyes with Coyote Nash, and then makes his way to the ring.)
Rich Russillo: I don’t know about you, James, but I’m stoked to see Martin in action tonight.
James Peters: I bet he comes out with a lot of fire and brute force tonight.
(Martin gets inside the ring and removes his ring jacket. The referee checks with Coyote to make sure he’s ready. Martin’s music has faded out and when the referee asks him if he’s ready, Martin nods his consent.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Rich Russillo: Martin and Coyote are starting this match off by cautiously circling one another. It’s Martin who finally initiates the collar-and-elbow tie-up and both men start fighting for the dominant position. These two men weigh exactly the same, with Coyote having the height advantage by four inches.
James Peters: Martin is such a brutal competitor though. He muscles Coyote into the corner and immediately puts the boots to him! Martin stomping away at Coyote’s mid-section and that forces the newcomer into a sitting position. Martin places his boot on Coyote’s face and uses the ropes for leverage to hold him in place!
Referee: One… two… three… fou-
Rich Russillo: Martin breaks the hold and pulls Coyote up. He looks to whip him across the ring, but Coyote is able to reverse and send Martin into the opposite corner! Coyote charges and looks for a corner clothesline, but Martin leaps over him! Coyote crashes into the turnbuckles and Martin quickly rolls him up!!!
James Peters: Coyote kicks out and rolls up to his feet! Martin whirls around and looks to take him down with a clothesline! Coyote ducks and grabs Martin around the waist! Side suplex! Coyote quickly with a front facelock on Martin, but Martin fights his way out and forces himself up! He grabs Coyote by the waist and flips him over, forcing Coyote’s shoulders to the mat!!!
Rich Russillo: Coyote powers out and rolls backwards! He gets up and nails Martin right in the face with a stiff kick! He pulls Martin up and throws him back into the corner! Coyote rushes forward! CORNER SPLASH!! HE GRABS MARTIN AND RUNS THEM BOTH TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! BULLDOG!!!! COYOTE WITH HIS FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!!!!
James Peters: MARTIN KICKS OUT!
Rich Russillo: Coyote pulls Martin up into a sitting position and locks him in a sleeperhold! Martin grabs at his opponent’s forearms and looks to alleviate some of the pressure! Coyote cinches that hold in further so Martin is forced to try and use his feet to power them both back up to a vertical base!
James Peters: MARTIN IS SUCCESSFUL!!! HE BEGINS ELBOWING COYOTE IN THE STOMACH AND FORCING HIM TO LET GO OF THE SLEEPER! MARTIN BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND NAILS COYOTE WITH A HUGE FOREARM TO THE FACE! MARTIN CONTINUES TO THROW THOSE FOREARMS UNTIL HE BACKS COYOTE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE ROPES! HE FORCES COYOTE INTO A BACKBEND OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CHOPS THE HELL OUT OF HIM!!!
Rich Russillo: Coyote just let out a howl… haha… and honestly I don’t blame him. Look at that handprint across his chest. Whenever Martin Daniels hits you in any kind of way you know it hurts. He doesn’t fuck around inside that ring to be honest.
James Peters: No, he definitely does not. Martin has grabbed Coyote now and he’s pulled him up into into a suplex position! Martin slams Coyote down on the top rope and lets him hang there for a moment! Martin is now driving his elbow into the back of Coyote’s neck and now he’s grabbed him! DDT off the ropes! MARTIN PULLS COYOTE TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND HOOKS THE LEG!!!
Rich Russillo: COYOTE IS ABLE TO KICK OUT!
James Peters: MARTIN PULLS COYOTE UP AND NAILS HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT! COYOTE STUMBLES BACK AND MARTIN BEGINS UNLEASHING A SERIES OF KICKS TO ALL PARTS OF COYOTE’S BODY! COYOTE IS BEING FORCED BACK INTO THE CORNER NOW AND MARTIN BEGINS BEATING THE SNOT OUT OF HIM! COYOTE NASH IS REALLY TAKING A BEATING RIGHT NOW AND THE REFEREE HAS TO GET IN THERE AND GET MARTIN AWAY FROM THE CORNER! MARTIN SHOUTS AT THE REFEREE AND GOES BACK TO COYOTE BUT COYOTE IS ABLE TO CATCH MARTIN WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE!!!!
Rich Russillo: Coyote Nash had no choice but to do that because Martin Daniels was on fire! Now Martin is in a bit of trouble as Coyote takes him to the mat with a short arm lariat! With Martin down, Coyote rushes towards the ropes! He rebounds towards Martin and hits him right across the throat with a legdrop! Coyote quickly goes for the cover!!!
James Peters: MARTIN KICKS OUT!
Rich Russillo: Coyote Nash grabs Martin Daniels and hoists him up into the a powerbomb position! He takes Martin and he throws him into the corner! Martin’s head slams into the turnbuckles and Coyote rushes forward! KNEE STRIKE! MARTIN EATS THAT KNEE STRIKE! COYOTE WITH STOMPS TO MARTIN’S CHEST AND FACE NOW! COYOTE GRABS MARTIN AND BRINGS HIM BACK TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING! SWINGING REVERSE STO!!!!
James Peters: BUT COYOTE ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER! HE’S SIGNALING THAT HE’S GOING UP TOP!
Rich Russillo: COYOTE CLIMBS THE ROPES AND HE GETS HIMSELF PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! COYOTE LEAPS OFF AND FLIES THROUGH THE AIR!!!!
James Peters: DIVING LEG DROP FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!
Rich Russillo: MARTIN MOVES!!!!
James Peters: COYOTE COMPLETELY MISSED THAT HIGH RISK MOVE AND MARTIN IS ROLLING TOWARDS THE ROPES! MARTIN DANIELS PULLS HIMSELF UP AND GOES BACK TOWARDS COYOTE! MARTIN REACHES DOWN TO GRAB COYOTE BUT COYOTE GRABS HIM!!! HE PULLS HIM DOWN AND ROLLS HIM UP!!!!
Rich Russillo: MARTIN POWERS OUT AND QUICKLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET! MARTIN LOOKS FOR A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BUT COYOTE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! COYOTE QUICKLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND LOOKS FOR A CLOTHESLINE FROM BEHIND! MARTIN CATCHES HIM AROUND THE WAIST THOUGH! COYOTE BLOCKS THE SUPLEX ATTEMPT! MARTIN LETS GO AND CATCHES COYOTE IN THE GUT WITH HIS FOOT! MARTIN LOOKING FOR CRANIUM MUTILATION NOW! IF HE HITS THAT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER THIS MATCH IS OVER!!
(“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen blasts through the speaker, initiating a shocked reaction from the crowd. The Visual Prophet comes running down the ramp as Martin Daniels stands in the center of the ring.)
James Peters: IT’S THE VISUAL PROPHET!! THE VISUAL PROPHET IS STORMING DOWN THE RAMP!!!! MARTIN LETS GO OF COYOTE AND IMMEDIATELY RUSHES OUT OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE WHILE PROPHET ENTERS THE RING! PROPHET TRIES TO CATCH DANIELS, BUT HE ESCAPES HIS WRATH THROUGH THE CROWD!!
Rich Russillo: Everyone in the crowd, including us are still dumbfounded on why The Visual Prophet just interrupted this match! Martin Daniels has stopped scaling up the steps, looking at the ring as The Prophet fixates his attention onto Coyote and eyes him down as he gets up onto his feet! PROPHET WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!! THE KISS TO THE HEAD FOREARM STRIKE THAT SENDS COYOTE INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS!!
James Peters: The Visual Prophet with a smirk on his face, gyrating his hips as he stands over the knocked out body of Coyote. The crowd still in shock as Prophet steps through the middle rope, gets his foot on the middle turnbuckle and begins to set himself up on the top. The Visual Prophet is perched on the top turnbuckle and overlooks the defenseless Coyote!
Rich Russillo: OH MY GOD IT’S KYOTO!! KYOTO JUST SWEPT THE LEGS OF VISUAL PROPHET, CAUSING HIM TO LAND ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! KYOTO is on his feet, leaning on the corner turnbuckle as he impatiently waits for Prophet to get up to his feet!
James Peters: PROPHET IS ON HIS FEET!! KYOTO JUMPS UP!!! SWEEET SORRROWWW!!! NO!!!!! PROPHET INTERCEPTS WITH A LOW BLOW!!!!! PROPHET LEANED DOWN AND WENT BENEATH THE WAIST AND AVOID FROM BEING HIT WITH THE SUPERMAN FOREARM!!!!
Rich Russillo: The Visual Prophet pops back up to his feet with a sadistic smile on his face, walking back to the corner as Veena Adams appears on the stage.
(The crowd begins to boo.)
Veena Adams: I believe we all know what we want to see right now! KYOTO and Vizzy were scheduled to compete later tonight, but since we’re all out here right now, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THIS INSTANCE!!
James Peters: What in the world? This is not even right, KYOTO is suffering from a low blow and is at a huge disadvantage! The Visual Prophet with a bright smile on his face begins to readies himself in the corner!
Veena Adams: ALSO! This match will also be a NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH!!
Rich Russillo: Veena Adams has the authority to do this, but I don’t understand! KYOTO is still holding his balls in pain! Veena Adams leaves the stage, walking to the back as the referee signals for the bell!
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: THE BELL HAS RUNG AND THIS MATCH IS UNDERWAY!!! OH!!!! VIZZY WITH A KISS TO THE HEAD!!!! THE DEVASTATING FOREARM TAKES KYOTO OUT ON THE CANVAS!!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
(“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen blares throughout the arena to a negative reception from the crowd. The crowd begins to send down a roar of boo to the victorious Visual Prophet as the referee raises his hand.)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!!!! THE VISSSUALLL PROPHET!!!
Rich Russillo: The Visual Prophet just defeated KYOTO in less than ten seconds! That must be a record for this company! Imagine how embarrassing this is for KYOTO!
James Peters: Vizzy with a possible record-breaker and made a huge impact here tonight. Even though we got a first look on Veena Adams’ authority on display, The Visual Prophet reigns supreme!
(The Visual Prophet literally kicks KYOTO out of the ring like he is a piece of shit and asks for a microphone. As he raises it up to speak, his music quickly cuts.)
The Visual Prophet: Months ago, I walked into EAW with more haters than all of you in this audience have fingers and toes. I was scrutinized for everything I said and everything I did, and my results inside the ring never seemed to speak loud enough for people. All I wanted to do was fix EAW and make it a better place. I wanted to fill it with love and watch it prosper. I wanted to plant the seeds of greatness here… have my own little garden so to speak. I wanted to water it, and watch my seeds sprout. I wanted to see all of my seeds bloom, and become beautiful, incredible, absolutely picturesque flowers that are unlike any other. Alongside Nina and my vanilla Queen, Veena, we have done everything we can to cultivate our garden, despite the poisons that have plagued it. We have worked together to make it to the top of Voltage and together we toppled the regime that was Captain Charisma and all of his horrific corruption. I won’t deny that we didn’t have a little help in the form of Lethal Consequences, but here we are at the top where we belong. We will not be victims anymore, and tonight I started the clean up process here on Voltage. No more deadweight taking up space on this roster. Martin Daniels might have escaped my clutches tonight but Coyote Nash and KYOTO weren’t so lucky.
(Vizzy looks into the camera and narrows his eyes.)
The Visual Prophept: And I sure hope that all my opponents for the Cash in the Vault match at Pain for Pride are watching. It’s no secret that I’m coming for blood at Pain for Pride, and there is nothing I won’t do to make sure that I’m the person grabbing that briefcase and assuming my rightful position as the future champion of the world. Now, that being said, I want to send a little message to my opponent for this week’s episode of the now cancelled show known as Empire. Raven, baby, you and I are no strangers to one another and I look forward to stepping into the ring with you and reminding everyone why I dominated the competition on Empire a few months ago. You proved absolutely nothing by submitting Karina the other night to get yourself into this year’s Cash in the Vault match. That pathetic victory isn’t going to erase your embarrassing performance against Kassidy Heart at Terminus. Get ready for a wild ride on Empire, Raven, and not the kind you take your man on either. You and I are going to tear the arena up, and leave each other battered and bloodied and bruised, and trust me when I say that when all is said and done, it’s going to be my perfect hand that is raised in the air in victory. The Visual Prophet will forever be the ruler of all things in this world, and that is why I am thy Sovereign, and the future Mr. Cash in the Vault winner.
(Viz lowers the microphone as “Another One Bites The Dust” hits the PA system one more time. The crowd lets loose a barrage of jeers down on The Sovereign, and Voltage fades to the backstage area.)
(Farrell V is walking towards the guerilla area. He’s dressed for his match against Bowen Castillo, which is next. As he closes in on the waiting area, Farrell sees Korey Gaines standing around. Gaines has his eyes locked on Farrell, and Farrell lets out a sigh.)
Farrell V: Hey man.
(The two men exchange a quick handshake, and Korey slips his hands back inside his pockets.)
Farrell V: Since you’re here, I want to apologize again for what happened at Fighting Spirit. I know I let you down. I let everyone down, including myself. I know in my heart that we could have won those Unified Tag Team Championships and the fact we didn’t is something I’m going to have to live with. I hope we get another chance in the future to go for those belts, and if we do, I promise you that I’m not going to stop until we walk out of the ring with gold around our waists.
Korey Gaines: I appreciate that, but here’s the thing. This is the second time I’ve come up short in my quest to become a champion here in EAW. The first time rests solely on my shoulders. I was the only person inside that ring with SOSA Henderson, and I’m the person that lost the match for myself. But when it comes to working a tag team match, things are little different. I had high hopes for us. Training with you and being around you really gave me a different outlook on this business. I thought for sure being part of a team would help me push forward here, but the end result just ended up being the same. I’ll be honest with you dude, I’m not really sure where to go from here. I did my part, but at the same time I can’t really blame you for the fact both of us came up short. I get what it means to be in a team. We either win together, or we lose together, however, I’m sick of coming up short.
Farrell V: Whether you blame me or not, I’m accepting responsibility for what happened at Fighting Spirit. I’m pretty pissed off about it and you’re not the only person who’s tired of losing. This is the time of year where we need to be making the biggest impression. It wasn’t even The Wildcards who left the show with people talking about them. It was The Legion, and that probably makes me more angry than anything. We defeated them to earn our shot at those belts, and now they’re getting a championship match later on tonight anyway. I don’t understand it.
(Korey just shrugs his shoulders.)
Korey Gaines: I don’t like the English wonder twins whatsoever but at least they know what they want, and they go after it. I can’t fault them for showing up and attacking, and making a statement. Their tactics are crappy, but effective. They are getting their third shot at championship gold and I’ve noticed that stuff like that seems to be the norm around here. It’s the people who act out that consistently get rewarded.
Farrell V: I would rather earn my chance, than just take it because I’m an asshole.
Korey Gaines: Well one thing I’m starting to learn is that this business, and this company itself is pretty cutthroat and I’ll keep it real with you, I’m starting to question the decisions I’ve made so far. I don’t know if playing it safe and being Mr. Nice Guy is going to cut it.
Farrell V: Well, Nobi was someone who achieved success here and he never strayed from who he was in order to do that.
Korey Gaines: With all due respect, I don’t really care how Nobi handled his business. He had a National Elite Championship reign that people seem to enjoy crapping on, and I worked too hard in my previous profession to make sure all of my peers respected me. I plan on doing the same thing here. I want respect and I want to win matches. Now, I’m not sure if tag team gold and working together is in our future, but I do know that next week you and I are going to be adversaries again. We both have a chance to compete in a qualifying match for Cash in the Vault, and I think we can both agree that winning that match and getting a chance to win a world championship shot far exceeds anything we’ve done so far.
(Farrell calmly ignores Korey’s remarks about Nobi, and squares his shoulders.)
Farrell V: It does, and I fully expect you to come at me, as well as at Charlie, with guns blazing next week. I have all the respect in the world for you, dude, and I wish you nothing but the best. You do whatever you feel you need to do to win next week, and know that I will do the same. Competing at Pain for Pride means a lot to me, and I will do my best to win the match next week.
Korey Gaines: I’m glad we can both agree on that. Now go out there, and kick the hell out of Bowen Castillo. After next week, and no matter what the outcome happens to be, we can discuss whether or not to continue as a team.
(Farrell nods his head, and extends his hand. Korey and Farrell shake hands once again as Voltage fades into a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Trelegy featuring Albert Hitchman. Whether or not he has COPD is irrelevant.)
(When Voltage returns from the break, a shot of the ring is shown.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for… One fall!!
(Bella announces just before Duran Duran’s “Hungry like the Wolf” kicks into the sound system. This can only mean one of two things. Either Tyler Wolfe has changed her theme music drastically, or this brings out Bowen Castillo. Only a couple of seconds pass before the curtain moves and Bowen emerges onto the stage. The crowd erupts in a chorus of boos. Even though he’s still relatively new, Bowen hasn’t landed on the crowd’s good side – and not to mention, who he’s up against tonight.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first. From Clemson, South Carolina — he weighs in at One Hundred and Ninety-Seven pounds. The Carolina Playboy .. Bowen Castillo!
Rich Russillo: Bowen Castillo making his way out to the ring, looking to pick up a victory over a staple on the Voltage brand. Farrell V has had battles against National Elite champions of the past, and I’m certain that Bowen is looking to toss his name into that hat sooner or later. A win tonight could advance him that much closer.
James Peters: Bowen is talented in the ring, I’m not going to question that at all. He’s been nothing shy of impressive since coming on board to Voltage. Farrell V, though, is another type of competitor. As you’ve said, he’s a staple on this brand and he’s heading into Cash in the Vault qualifying match next week; so you know Farrell is going to be focused.
(Bowen has made his way to the ring and climbed in, using his traditional methods after taunting the crowd as he does. He moves into his corner, beginning to stretch – and that is when his music fades away. Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog” is quick to replace it, and instantly the crowd erupts.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent. From Indonesia — weighing in at Two Hundred and Thirty-Five pounds. Mr. Every Night .. Farrell V!
(Farrell has made his way onto the stage, standing at the top of the ramp and doing his thumbed down taunts as his name was pronounced. The crowd chanted the syllables out loud as they were announced, which brought a smile to his face. He made his way down the ramp, slapping hands with a few fans on the way as he did.)
James Peters: While Bowen would undoubtedly love to knock off Farrell this week, this is also a much needed win for Farrell. He needs all of the momentum he can get as he heads into his qualifier next week.
Rich Russillo: You’re absolutely correct on that one. Farrell will need to be hot going into that match, as it will likely test him unlike anything he’s come across recently. He just has to make it by Bowen first, and from what I’ve seen – that in itself will be a task.
(Farrell rolled into the ring, hopping up to his feet. This is usually when he would do his signature taunt again, getting the crowd to chant his name .. but tonight Bowen had other plans. He rushed out of his corner, blindsiding Farrell with a big running forearm strike!)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: Bowen not wasting anytime, blindsiding Farrell with a big forearm that sends him crashing to the mat in the corner. Bowen’s quick to jump on top of him, stomping him mercilessly. The crowd is letting him hear it, booing him very loudly. The referee has come into the corner, trying to pull Bowen away – but Bowen’s shoved the referee back and continues. After a few more stomps, Bowen’s grabbed Farrell up and trapped him in the corner. Stinging knife-edge chops to Farrell’s chest, one after the other. Farrell stumbles away from the corner, holding his chest, turning around to face Bowen again — DROPKICK! Bowen just charged out of the corner and hit Farrell with a big dropkick that sends him back down to the mat.
Rich Russillo: I don’t think Farrell was expecting this type of assault to begin the match, but Bowen is focused on taking this one. Farrell can’t even make it to his feet before Bowen’s quickly closed the gap and mounted him. Open palm, downward strikes to Farrell before Bowen grabs an arm, ARMBAR!! He’s got the cross armbar locked on tight, and Farrell is thrashing about trying to get out of it. The referee is right in position to ask Farrell whether or not he wants to give up. Farrell’s screaming no, still trying to roll out of this hold.
James Peters: He’s rolled out of the submission and broken Bowen’s hold. Farrell is up, holding his arm, but Bowen is up a fraction of a second quicker and grabs that injured arm, taking Farrell back down with an armdrag. Followed by another, and then ANOTHER. The third one was the one that he kept Farrell grounded with another arm hold. The crowd is chanting, stomping and clapping to try and get Farrell back into this thing. It looks like it’s beginning to work, Farrell has begun to roll up.. Fighting Bowen off with elbows to the stomach. Bowen’s hold is released .. and Farrell turns to hit the ropes, hoping to pick up some speed..
Rich Russillo: NO! Bowen’s reached out and grabbed Farrell’s hair before he begins his charge to the ropes. Farrell gets pulled down to the mat, and immediately the referee is on Bowen warning him against that.
James Peters: Bowen has no problem cutting corners, it seems. He’s once again mounted Farrell, hitting him with several well-placed strikes. Farrell’s covered up and blocked a couple, which makes Bowen stand up. He turns and looks toward the ropes before charging, picking up some speed and coming back to Farrell who’s rolled onto his hands and knees. Bowen comes back.. STIFF RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!… NO! FARRELL AVOIDS IT AT THE LAST SECOND, AND REACHES UP – GRABBING BOWEN AND PULLING HIM DOWN INTO A ROLL UP!
Rich Russillo: Bowen kicks out right at two. Bowen’s quickly back up to his feet while Farrell is only up to his knees. Bowen strikes Farrell a couple of times, forearm and open hand slap before trying his run again. He’s hit the ropes and come back..
James Peters: FARRELL’S HOPPED UP TO HIS FEET, AND UP-AND-OVER BOWEN! BOWEN STOPS DEAD IN HIS TRACKS AND TURNS AROUND TO FARRELL — LEGSWEEP SENDS BOWEN SPRAWLING TO THE MAT. FARRELL’S BACK UP, AS IS BOWEN — SIDE THRUST KICK FROM FARRELL THAT DOUBLES BOWEN OVER, RIGHT INTO A DDT FROM FARRELL! Farrell is beginning to claw his way back into this match. He’s back up to his feet, assisting Bowen up to his. He’s moved Bowen into the corner, hitting him with several kicks to the mid-section before Farrell moves back a few steps. Charging into the corner, Farrell jumps up and catapults Bowen out of the corner with a huge Monkey Flip! Bowen lands hard in the middle of the ring and Farrell… ROLLING THUNDER OUT OF NOWHERE TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE MONKEY FLIP!
Rich Russillo: NOPE! BOWEN LIFTED HIS KNEES AT THE LAST SECOND. FARRELL’S BACK IS BENT AWKWARDLY OVER BOWEN’S KNEES – AND HE’S EXPERTLY REACHED OUT GRABBING BOTH FARRELL’S NECK AND KNEES, KEEPING HIM BENT ON HIS KNEES IN THIS BOW AND ARROW TYPE SUBMISSION!
James Peters: This man is deadly with his submission work! Farrell is screaming in pain, but still refusing to quit. Bowen keeps the submission locked on for a few more moments before letting go and allowing Farrell to roll off of him. He’s clearly in a great deal of pain, holding his lower back as he moves to the ropes. Bowen is up and throws a shoot kick directly to the small of Farrell’s back. Bowen’s grabbed Farrell by the hair, dragging him up to his feet and lands a series of quick strike attacks that leaves Farrell on wobbly legs. Bowen’s going back to the well, even though it hasn’t favored him yet. Hitting the ropes and coming back with incredible speed..
Rich Russillo: HANSEN!!!!! HE JUST HIT FARRELL WITH A HUGE KNOCKOUT LARIAT THAT WOULD MAKE STAN HANSEN PROUD! Farrell is down and out, and Bowen is quick to drop into the cover!
James Peters: NO FARRELL KICKS OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! BOWEN IS BESIDE HIMSELF! HE FELT THAT HE HAD THE WIN THERE!
Rich Russillo: I’m honestly surprised too, James. The impact from that Lariat look liked it knocked Farrell right out, so him kicking out is a bit shocking.
James Peters: Well, Bowen is up now. He’s grabbed Farrell up to his feet. Farrell tries to fight back, several shoot kicks to Bowen’s leg, but he manages to block one and fire off of a STIFF forearm that staggers Farrell back. Bowen rushes in, BENNIE! V-TRIGGER STYLE KNEE! .. IS AVOIDED! FARRELL SIDE STEPS IT, GRABBING BOWEN FROM BEHIND.. GERMAN SUPLEX!!! A BIG SUPLEX SENDS BOWEN CRASHING HARD ONTO THE MAT. FARRELL ROLLS THROUGH, LOOKING FOR A SECOND! NO! BOWEN BLOCKS, ROLLING THROUGH AND TRANSITIONS INTO AN ANKLE LOCK!
Rich Russillo: Farrell instantly begins to reach out to the ropes again. Bowen stays showing his superior submission technique. Farrell’s frantically reaching out to the ropes.. Scratching, crawling.. FINALLY GETTING THERE!
James Peters: Bowen’s pulled him back away from the ropes, though and wrenched it in tighter. The referee is warning Bowen to release. He was technically supposed to once the ropes were grabbed, but he didn’t. He’s finally convinced Bowen to release the hold. Bowen moves in front of Farrell, waiting for him. Farrell’s pushing himself up to his feet, standing up on wobbly legs..
Rich Russilo: THE JETS! SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE TEMPLE!
James Peters: NO! FARRELL DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, GRABS BOWEN AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BACKSLIDE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: FARRELL V DID IT! HE AVOIDED BOWEN’S KICK AND TOOK HIM DOWN WITH A BACKSLIDE AND PICKED UP THE WIN! He’s moving onto next week with a much-needed win as he looks ahead to his Qualifying match.
Rich Russillo: Bowen looks completely upset and distraught that he lost – especially the way he did. Farrell’s rolled out of the ring where he is met by the referee.
Bella Braxton: And the winner of the match, Farrell V!
James Peters: Farrell’s got the momentum behind him now. He’s one step closer to punching his ticket to Pain for Pride!
(The camera catches a final look at Bowen Castillo who is still in disbelief over what just happened before cutting to commercial.)
(Commercial break for jergens lotion and Kleenex. Catch one of the final remaining episodes of Thursday Night Empire, this Thursday on FOX! Women’s Grand Rampage winner, Serena Bennett, will take on Iconic Cup Winner, Kassidy Heart! Specialists Champion, Andrea Valentine, takes on Tyler Wolfe! Felix Hartley takes on newcomer, Silver Ann Gold, and more!)
(Voltage returns from break, and immediately cuts to the ring.)
(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre starts playing, but it’s almost unheard as the crowd gets as loud as possible for the Woogieman. Woogieman begins to walk down the ring with the Big Banderson Bhampionship on his waist and sunglasses on his face, before grabbing a microphone to speak.)
The Woogieman: Last week I told you all that I would win. I became your new Big Banderson Bhampion. My match with El Landerson was a very big match and it was the greatest match. We put each other through a lot, I even Samoan Dropped him onto glass, and he low blowed me with a shard of glass. Even after everything that we did to each other, I still did win the BBB belt. And now I am holding it here for you all to see.
(The crowd begins cheering even louder as The Woogieman holds the title up, before he puts it on his shoulder to continue speaking.)
The Woogieman: I was able to survive the most not survivable match. And I was able beat El Landerson 1-2-3. And now I am your BBB bhampion. And I am going to be a fighting bhampion. That means that I will take on everyone that they put against me even if I have to face El Landerson one more time. And that now brings me to the subject of Pain for Pride. Do you people all want to hear who I am going to face at the Pain for Pride?
(The crowd begins to erupt, cheering “yes” over and over, before Woogieman smiles as he puts the microphone to his face.)
The Woogieman: I will face anyone! Like I said I want to be a fighting bhampion and I can’t do that if I do not take challenges. So at Pain for Pride I will face anyone that wants to face me for my BBB title. Even El Landerson or Chudd or Provencal I will accept your challenge at Pain for Pride and we can then have a match at Pain for Pride. So the era of El Landerson is gone. And now I will be the bhampion you all deserve. At Pain for Pride, whoever wants this BBB title, come and take it!
(The crowd begins to give Woogieman a standing ovation as ‘If You Smell’ starts to play once again, with Woogieman exiting the ring with a grin on his face.)
(Voltage fades to an in-depth recap of last night’s episode of Showdown, and promotes the upcoming Pain for Pride EAW Championship match between Malcolm Jones and Chris Elite!)
(Voltage returns from break and cuts to the ring. Bella has her microphone and she raises it to her lips.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME… LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!
(“Blackout” by Company Flow hits the PA system, and the crowd begins to boo. When the 2-time Hall of Famer, Lethal Consequences, walks onto the stage, his negative reaction gets even louder. The sold-out crowd doesn’t appreciate the man who gifted Veena Adams equal control of Voltage and all LC does is flash his two Hall of Fame rings at the fans in response.)
James Peters: I just don’t understand what the hell LC was thinking at Fighting Spirit. His unprovoked attack on Captain Charisma is the reason we all find ourselves in this mess now.
Rich Russillo: I’m not saying I agree with his actions, but LC likely feels justified in what he did. All he’s done this entire season is talk about how Captain Charisma has held him back, and after Captain Charisma refused to fix the World Heavyweight Championship situation, LC simply took matters in his own hands.
James Peters: Well it’s not like CC can nullify a Gawd contract, Rich. His hands were kind of tied after Impact decided to use it to set the Pain for Pride main event.
Rich Russillo: Be that as it may, it placed LC in a shitty situation.
(LC slides into the ring and takes the microphone from Bella. The fans are still booing him even as his music fades out, and he goes to speak.)
Lethal Consequences: You can boo all you want because I really don’t give a fuck. I did what I felt needed to be done, and Captain Charisma had it coming. All season long he’s been a thorn in my side and I warned him… I warned him right to his face that this was far from over between the two of us. I seized the moment at Fighting Spirit and took Captain Charisma out. Rex tried to get involved, and I took him out. The fact Voltage has a new co-commissioner or whatever is truly an irrelevant point to me because it doesn’t change the fact that the man who couldn’t beat me at Grand Rampage is still the World Heavyweight Champion. It doesn’t change the fact that Impact still has more power any general manager or commissioner and can do whatever he wants thanks to his piece of paper. And it doesn’t change the fact that somehow Rex McAllister found himself the recipient of the luckiest break I have ever seen, even though I’m the man who beat Impact.
(LC simply shakes his head.)
Lethal Consequences: Noah remains champion thanks to the man I beat last week. Rex gets an opportunity to become champion thanks to the man I beat last week. Absolutely none of this makes any sense, but somehow it perfectly fits together and I can’t be surprised. That’s been this entire year. That’s how things have gone for me, and I find myself without a clear path towards Pain for Pride. Should I pin the champ tonight, will I get added to the World Heavyweight Championship at Pain for Pride? Probably not because that would be logical. Me already being in the match is logical. That’s not how it works though. So instead, I’ll do what I always do and that’s put the work in even if it’s not respected. I certainly don’t need to do that, because at the end of the day I don’t need Elite Answers Wrestling. But now it’s about proving a point. Captain Charisma is laid up on his couch right now watching this show thanks to me, and I would do it all over again.
(“Still Unbroken” by Lynyrd Skynyrd hits the PA system and that stops Lethal Consequences from going any further into his rant.)
James Peters: Uh oh!
Rich Russillo: Here comes the former World Heavyweight Champion, James!
James Peters: I can’t say that I’m surprised Rex is making his way out here. You know losing that match to Viz left a bad taste in his mouth.
Rich Russillo: Rex had all the pressure in the world place on his shoulders back at Fighting Spirit, and knew that it was up to him to keep Voltage out of Veena’s hands.
James Peters: I can’t wait to hear what Rex has to say about what went down last weekend.
(LC can’t help but roll his eyes as Rex makes his way onto the stage. The fans erupt for Rex, but he’s all business tonight and has a stern look on his face. The former two-time world champ also carries a microphone in his hand. He motions for his music to cut, and once it does, he starts speaking.)
Rex McAllister: Believe me, I know what it feels like to be frustrated but sticking your nose in business that doesn’t concern you isn’t the right way to handle yourself. I’m not about to stand here and lecture you, and listen to some half-assed response from you, LC, but I’m not about to take what happened last week lying down either. That’s not my style. The fate of Voltage was placed in this Elitist hands and not being able to follow through on my promise to save the brand that has been my home this entire year leaves a rather bitter taste in my mouth. The Visual Prophet and Veena Adams should have tasted defeat at Fighting Spirit but you kept that from happening because of a selfish vendetta that you decided couldn’t wait.
Lethal Consequences: What’s your point, Rex?
Rex McAllister: My point is simple. I can’t go back to Seoul and stop you from interfering. But next week on Voltage, you can face me inside the ring since you decided pick a fight with me. Whether it was intentional or unintentional doesn’t really matter. You’re determined to show everyone that you’ve been the victim for the better part of a year. So why not just shut up, square up, and show everyone why you should be one of the participants in the World Heavyweight Championship match? Think about it. Noah wasn’t able to defeat you. You did beat Impact. I’m the final piece of the puzzle for you making your case.
Lethal Consequences: If only it were that simple, Rex. If only. We both know that the person in control of the World Heavyweight Championship match is an egomaniacal mother fucker who isn’t going to do anything that doesn’t directly benefit him. Why do you think you were even added to the match? Impact can’t defeat the anorexic bitch that wears the championship, but he can beat you. In a triple threat, the champion doesn’t even have to be defeated in order to lose the title. Imp took you to hell back at King of Elite, and the so-called ‘deathmatch Rex’ persona you have seemingly developed over the course of this season has done nothing but hand you loss after loss. You aren’t going to have some grand redemption story at Pain for Pride. You are just being used as fodder.
(A smirk spreads across Rex’s face.)
Rex McAllister: It doesn’t matter to me what Impact’s intentions were when he added me to the match. He did, and that’s going to end up being his mistake. But Pain for Pride is still a few weeks away. I laid out a challenge to you for next week.
(LC lets out a slow laugh.)
Lethal Consequences: Do you really want to face me when I have absolutely nothing to lose and several scathing points to prove? Because that’s what this comes down too, Rex. I literally have nothing right now. There’s no championship match on the horizon for me, and I’ve already injured the one person I truly want to hurt in this company. Captain Charisma is on the shelf. We can face each other next week, if that’s what you truly want. It’s going to be your Pain for Pride spot that ends up in jeopardy. I won’t hold anything back and I won’t play it safe. I’ll injure you, and happily put your stupid redemption story on hold.
Rex McAllister: You and I both know I welcome any and all challenges.
Lethal Consequences: Well then! In that case… in your immortal words, Rex. See you soon.
(LC rolls his eyes and tosses the microphone to the ground. “Blackout” by Company Flow hits the PA system, and on the stage, Rex is seen smirking.)
James Peters: :damn: Rex versus LC next week, Rich!!!
Rich Russillo: That’s going to be one hell of a match!!!
(Rex McAllister versus Lethal Consequences was definitely going to be a hell of a match. The camera catches one last look at both LC and Rex before Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese featuring Provencal and all of his children. It’s about the only thing they can afford to eat.)
(EAW returns from break but doesn’t cut to the ring. Instead, a hype video begins to play. The video is set to “Can I Live” by Jay-Z, which of course we know is the theme music for the 8-time world champion, Impact. The hype video shows various clips of the quintessential champion. Impact is seen traveling on the EAW corporate jet with Sienna Jade. He is shown at various high-profile, first class events such as movie premieres. He’s shown sitting in the owner’s box at Seattle Seahawks games, throwing out the first pitch for a Mariners’ game, and all this is coupled with highlights of his in-ring performances. Impact is seen winning all eight of his world championships, getting inducted into the EAW Hall of Fame twice, and doing everything else in between. Flashes of his career accomplishments in REVOLT, CWF, XWF, and ACW are incorporated. Basically this video highlights everything that makes Impact a Gawd in this business :wow:. The final part of the video depicts a scene from an episode of Dynasty earlier in the year. It shows Mr. DEDEDE presenting Impact with the exclusive Gawd Contract.)
(The hype video fades out and the tron remains black for the time being. The fans inside the arena are buzzing, not sure what to really expect right now. They don’t have to wait long because after a few precious seconds, the tron clicks on again. Impact is seen inside his home, sitting in his recliner, and just generally looking chill AF.)
Impact: As you can all see I couldn’t be fucked to show up in Connecticut tonight and as the holder of a Gawd Contract, that’s my prerogative. You see, the piece of paper that I have that you all seem to despise grants me privileges that quite frankly I deserve after busting my ass for this business for almost two decades. According to the Gawd Contract I could be the World Heavyweight Champion and take an entire month off if I wanted and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it. I certainly wouldn’t be stripped of the championship. No one could challenge me for it while I was away. You could all bitch and moan, which is really the only thing any of you are good at anyway, but it wouldn’t change the fact that with this piece of paper I’m untouchable. To be honest, I never gave this much thought when DEDEDE presented it to me late last year. It’s a great thing to have, don’t get me wrong, but I never really stopped to think about what type of chaos I could possibly create with this. Banning finishers and creating Pain for Pride main events only touches the tip of the iceberg. I have the luxury of being on a brand where one commissioner is being held down by his balls by the other commissioner who’s nothing more than an immature, slightly neurotic version of DEDEDE trapped inside a 21-year old girl’s body. Captain Charisma can’t do shit around here anymore without enduring Veena’s wrath, and that bitch isn’t about to get involved in my business and risk drawing the ire of her uncle. This is the best position I’ve been in in awhile and bet that I’m going to take advantage of it.
It’s more rewarding doing so at the expense of two snowflake fucks like Noah Reigner and Rex McAllister. They love to disrespect me and skip over the things I’ve done in this sport, and because of that, and simply because I can, I plan to use this Gawd Contract to exploit every goddamn thing I can as we make our way towards Pain for Pride itself. At Fighting Spirit, I did my good deed for the decade and contracted Rex into this match for no other reason than to amuse myself. Having to listen to Noah tirelessly beat the same three points to death for an entire week wasn’t the most motivating or appealing thing for me. I don’t want to be bored. This is Pain for Pride. So why not let everyone indulge in long-winded, unremarkable, self-righteous rants from Rex? Surely that will be better than listening to Noah repeat the same things he says about everyone over the age of 30. With the addition of Rex, I starting thinking of what else I could do to make this match interesting. With it being a triple threat, that throws the rule book right out the window.
Or does it?
Behold the Power of the Gawd Contract.
I can make this match whatever the hell I want. Rex is a pure wrestler, who has tried to show more toughness and grit this season by competing outside of his comfort zone in more extreme environments. Noah comes from a wrestling trash background, and he seems determined to show everyone just how great he is as a wrestler. One wants redemption after failing miserably to defend the EAW Championship last year. The other wants to prove himself on the biggest stage and shut up all his naysayers for good.
But what do I want?
I’m the puppetmaster in this scenario and these serfs are going to dance for me at Pain for Pride. I’ve proven myself in every match you can possibly imagine, and what this is going to boil down is who do I want to fuck with more? Who do I handicap more? Who do I assert my power over more? I’m sure both Rex and Noah are both going to call foul and say that I’m doing this because I’m scared and can’t hack it anymore, but we all know that’s the furthest thing from the truth. I’m going to win my ninth world championship whether we do this cleanly or we go balls out. I’m better than Noah and Rex inside the ring, and I’m better than both of them outside of it. I even fuck a better bitch than the both of them do because mine is capable of actually winning championships.
(Impact’s smile is a smug one right now.)
Impact: For now, I’m going to put one restriction on the match. House Reigner will be banned from Mercedes-Benz Stadium the entire week of Pain for Pride. None of them are able to step foot inside that building. Noah wants to show everyone that he deserves to be champion. Well, he’s going to get the chance to do that… on his own. In before ‘I can win without help.’ Look pussy, you always have your insurance policy around somewhere whether you use it or not. But like a good neighbor, Impact is there to make sure you don’t have a fucking choice.
(The video ends on that final note and Voltage fades into a live shot of the ring.)
(We’ve returned to ringside, and immediately we’re greeted with the image of the special commentary team for the next match: the FloBros – Crosby Carter and Thadd Blazevich, of course joined by Carsyn Carter.)
Thadd Blazevich: BROOOOOOOOO. We on commentary. This legit.
Crosby Carter: WHAT’S UP VOLTAGE?!
Thadd Blazevich: It’s ya boys! AND YA GIRL! FloBros.
Crosby Carter: So, we got the Wildcards defending the tag team championships against the Legion edgelords.
Carsyn Carter: A waste of a title opportunity while you two have to wait until Pain for Pride.
(The ‘tron comes to life and Dynoro and Gigi D’Agostino’s “In My Mind” rips through the sound system. The curtain pushes to the side and this brings out Finn Edwards and Kyie Daniels.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall .. and is for the EAW Undisputed Tag Team Championships!! .. Introducing first, at a combined weight of Four Hundred and Twenty Two pounds. Finn Edwards and Kyie Daniels .. The Legion!
(The duo began to make their way down the ramp to a chorus of boos. They were uninterested in the boos or language being hurled at them, they made a b-line for the ring, climbing in and taking their corners – doing minimalistic taunts.)
Crosby Carter: Alright so what do we think about these losers? Op. Did I say that outloud? My b. .. What do we think about these guys?
Carsyn Carter: We think they they don’t deserve this opportunity, especially before you two – considering you’ve beaten them. Who have they beaten to earn it? All they’ve done is come out on Voltage and demand to be given a chance. Prior to the Wildcards, Voltage had no tag teams – so these two have been on a crusade, demanding things.
Thadd Blazevich: Seems to be a common trend around here, bro. But I agree. These cats don’t deserve this chance, but here we are. And here WE are, watching it front row, kid. This is too cool. Except when we have to see emo douchecanoe’s.
(Finn and Kyie turned to the FloBros, flipping them off asif they heard the insults. Thadd shrugged, Crosby returned the middle finger.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents. At a combined weight of Four Hundred and Forty-Eight pounds. They are the reigning EAW Undisputed Tag Team champions .. Xander Payne and Myles .. The Wildcards!
(First out was Myles when “Enemy Strike” hit the sound system. The Soldier came out to a loud ovation, and his championship thrown onto his shoulder. He walked out onto the stage and stopped. His eyes already locked on the ring.)
Crosby Carter: I will say, Myles could be a bro. His flow isn’t quite what he should be, but he seems pretty chill.
Thadd Blazevich: Negatory bro. He’s super serious Soldier dude. He would for sure ruin the vibe. But, he’s not as bad as Xander. He needs a xanny, nah’mean? A xanny and a diet.
Crosby Carter: Bro has a bigger spare tire than my Sunfire.
( “It Follows” replaces Myles’ music, and he’s out next on the stage – stopping and joining his partner. The two share a fist bump before walking down the ramp.)
Thadd Blazevich: A fist bump, that’s cute bros. They’re not a real team. They travel together, cool. Bro, we LIVE together. We’ve been bros for years and we never want to tear each other’s face off.
Carsyn Carter: Strange bedfellow teams are cool once in awhile, but they’re never a lasting thing. The FloBros are a real deal tag team. The Wildcards are flavor of the month.
Crosby Carter (smoking a cigarette): Month is almost over, bro..
(Xander and Myles enter the ring and hand over their championship belts to the referee. The referee takes the titles, lifting them up high – showing them to the crowd, before showing them to the Legion – who are salivating like rabid dogs. After handing over the titles, he calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Carsyn Carter: Well, the bell rung and it looks like Myles is going to start this against emo king Finn whatever. Finn runs at Myles and catches a back elbow that knocks some of the guy liner off of his face. At least, it should. He needs to watch some tutorials. I know this channel.. CandianFasication.. He should pick up some pointers. Anyway. Finn throws a punch and Myles ducks it, like any trained pro would do, grabs Finn by the waist – German Suplex! That was pretty cool.
Crosby Carter: Nah. What’s cool is doing that onto a pile of steel chairs.
Thadd Blazevich: Have you done it to someone on chairs, or was it done to you bro?
Crosby Carter: What’s the difference? It’s just cooler.
Carsyn Carter: Finn is moving up, doubled over when Myles rushes to him and hits a running knee lift to the head. That had to hurt. Finn hits the mat and begins to work up again. Myles is treating Finn like Xander treats cake, all over it without taking a breath. Myles hits Finn with a hard strike combination – strikes to the chest, followed by a spin kick to the stomach and then a knee lift. Finn moves back into the corner and Myles runs in.. stinger splash.
Crosby Carter: Who?
Thadd Blazevich: Don’t worry. Figment of your imagination, bro. But Myles crushed Finn dude in the corner. Now he has him out of the corner, dropping Finn on his head with a brainbuster. Oh! He’s going for a cover.
Thadd Blazevich: Nah bro, that ain’t it. Not even two. It’s too early for that.
Carsyn Carter: Myles grabs Finn up, but Finn elbows Myles in the stomach, and then hits him with a headbutt. I don’t know if he should do that. I’ve heard his promos, he’s not all there. But anyway, Finn moves into his corner and tags in the not-so-emo one of his team. Kyle.
Crosby Carter: Kyrie.
Thadd Blazevich: Kevin.
Carsyn Carter: Oh. His name is Kyie. Okay, whatever. He’s in the ring now and he’s exploiting the state that Myles was in when Finnward left the ring. Forearm strikes drive Myles into the ropes. Kyie sends Myles to the other side and, spinning back elbow when he comes back. Myles drops to a knee and Kyie is quick to grab his hands – aw, cute – and pull him into a knee lift to the face. Myles drops and Kyie covers him.
Thadd Blazevich: Xander saves his dude. I don’t know. I think Myles could have maybe kicked out of that. No need to get in the ring and break a sweat. Just sayin’, bro.
Crosby Carter: That’s probably the best course of action for him, though. Breaking a sweat. It’ll shed water weight. Which he could then replace with beer. And look as good as me.
Carsyn Carter: The pin was broken up and now Kyie is ontop of Myles and hits him with several strikes. Hammer strike punches to the head before pulling him up. Kick to the stomach doubles him over and then he piledrives him back down. Kyie on the offensive now, grabbing Myles’ hair and pulling him up to his feet again. He send him across the ring.. Clothesline! Op. Nope. Myles ducks underneath that and hits the ropes behind Kyie, hitting a massive big boot when he come back. Kyie might have lost a couple of his scraggly teeth after that kick.
Crosby Carter: Yeah, I hear UK dentists aren’t all that hot.
Thadd Blazevich: I’ve seen some pretty hot dentists. Like this one chick. Brittney something… started with a B.
Crosby Carter: I meant in terms of skill when it comes to fixing teeth.
Carsyn Carter: Myles moves into his corner, tagging Xander now.
Crosby Carter: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man coming in. We need the ghostbusters to help us out against this one.
Carsyn Carter: Xander sees Kyie sitting on a knee, holding his jaw .. and superkicks him on the other side of the jaw. Kyie is sprawled out on the mat, which is a perfect time for Xander to run in and do a cannonball senton type of thing, landing that big ol’ body all over Kyie. He’s not going for a pin, though. Instead he’s grabbed Kyie and pulled him up. Kick to the stomach, followed by a Stunner. Kyie doesn’t fall, though. He stumbles backward into his corner and Finn makes a tag.
Thadd Blazevich: Dude with half a head of hair, versus a dude the size of two dudes. Voltage is wild.
Crosby Carter (lighting up another cigarette, despite a coughing fit of someone behind him): Depending on what he had for lunch, Xander might eat this dude.
Carsyn Carter: Finn rushes in, right into Xander who lifts him up with a spinebuster. Wait. No. Finn counters in the air, DDTing Xander into the mat. Xander has rolled up to his feet, though, and Finn is ready with a dropkick that sends Xander through the ropes and to the floor. Finn drags his partner into the ring and the two ready themselves. They hit the ropes and run to the other side. Suicide dives! Stoooppppp!!!! They were just cut off mid-dive.
Thadd Blazevich: Myles moved to the opposite side of the apron and lifted a knee, catching Finn as he passed through the ropes.
Crosby Carter: Xander fires a big elbow to Kyie’s face and he hits the floor hard. I know the feels, bro. Doesn’t tickle. I don’t think Kyie’s going to be a factor in this anymore..
Carsyn Carter: Xander rolls back into the ring.
Thadd Blazevich: I bet.
Carsyn Carter: Xander’s up and grabbed Finn, immediately lifting him up onto his shoulders, going for his Overdose move! He has him on his shoulders, and is just about to flip him off when Finn counters and slides off of his shoulders. Finn spins Xander around, hitting him with three rapid elbow strikes and throws a clothesline! Xander blocks it! Spinebuster by Xander, dropping Finn almost through the mat. He’s turned to Myles, pointing up to the top rope.
Crosby Carter: Team work from the champs finally?
Carsyn Carter: Xander pulls Finn into a powerbomb and lifts him up..
Thadd Blazevich: Brooooo. Myles jumps off of the ropes with that double knee. Meteor thing.
Carsyn Carter: Meteroa, Thadd. .. Boys, they call that the Gold Rush. You should scout that for Pain for Pride, that’s how they finish off people in tag team matches. Finn’s body is driven into the mat and Xander falls ontop of him..
Crosby Carter: Adding more unnecessary damage, no doubt.
Bella Braxton: And here are your winners… AND STILL TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… Xander Payne and Myles, the Wildcards!
Crosby Carter: I’m not impressed, not gonna’ lie. They beat the Legion, big deal. We’ve done that, man. Nothing special there.
Thadd Blazevich: Nah bro, not even close. Congrats for defending the titles and all that, bro, but I won’t be impressed until they beat us.
Carsyn Carter: Personally I don’t think that will happen. So let them have their run for now. It is over at Bro for Pride..
( “It Follows” hits again and the referee is quick to grab the tag team championships, handing them to Xander and Myles. Almost instantly, Xander and Myles slip out of the ring and make their way to the commentary table. Thadd, Crosby and Carsyn all stand up – taking off their headsets. Xander and Myles stop at the tables, facing down the contenders.)
Xander Payne (Off-Mic): Did you see that? That is is professional WRESTLING at it’s finest. Do yourselves a favor and go back to whatever hand made backyard ring your slut mothers squeezed you out in.
Crosby Carter (Off-Mic): Thanks for the tip, fatty. But you wouldn’t last two minutes in a Jersey ring with us, just like you won’t in an EAW ring.
Carsyn Carter (Off-Mic): You just beat a lackluster team. Just wait until Bro for Pride, you’re going to be completely embarrassed by a REAL team.
Xander Payne (Off-Mic): Shuttup, skank.
(Xander reaches out, pie facing Carsyn back down into her chair. That immediately causes both Crosby and Thadd to leap over the table and attack the champions! Security is quick to come down and seperate the four athletes, primarily holding Crosby and Thadd back while Xander and Myles fetch their titles and walk away. Xander with a smile on his face, holding his championship high in the air.)
Xander Payne (Off-Mic): You two will NEVER have these! These are reserved for real wrestlers, not scrubs plucked out of some white trash pit stop on the side of the road. You won’t survive PAYNE FOR PRIDE 2 FEATURING MYLES!
(And we head to a commercial after that.)
(Commercial break for a local attorney’s office in Connecticut, featuring a cameo appearance by TV judge, Judge Mathis!)
(The camera cuts back ringside after the commercial break and pans across the thousands jam packed inside the Mohegan Sun Arena before finally stopping on Bella, who stands ready in the ring.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, at this time – PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO BOTH VOLTAGE AND EAW!!!…
(Slowly, one by one the lights throughout the arena begin to shut off until nothing but darkness clouds the thousands in attendance.)
James Peters: Back… to both Voltage and EAW?
Rich Russillo: Shut up, James, you’re going to ruin the moment…
(Suddenly “Reason To Believe” by Sum 41 hits; the unknown theme blasts through the speaker as the thousands in attendance stand in anticipation before “BEST IN THE WORLD” flashes across the screen.)
James Peters: You couldn’t think… could you?
(Gold lighting shoots from the stage illuminating the arena as Xavier Williams slowly makes his way through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS ovation. He stands on the stage slowly looking around the entire arena before the hint of a smile crosses his face. He slowly makes his way down to the ring, soaking in every moment, every cheer being thrown his way.)
Rich Russillo: XAVIER WILLIAMS! IT REALLY IS HIM!
James Peters: Holy shit! When Xavier made a shock return at Grand Rampage, I thought it was just a one-off thing! I never expected to see him back for like good! Is he back for good?!
Rich Russillo: I don’t even know, but I’m shook!
(Xavier climbs inside the ring and Bella hands the microphone over to him. The former champion closes his eyes, takes in the moment, and only opens them when his new theme fades out. The crowd is on their feet, and they’re beside themselves. In spite of his past, the EAW Universe was more than happy and shocked to see Xavier standing in the Voltage ring in front of them.)
Xavier Williams: I’ve had a full week to think about everything that I was going to say when I finally walked back through that curtain – but – but, I never expected to stand here absolutely speechless.
Crowd: WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK!
Xavier Williams: I’ve worried so much. I worried about what every single one of you were going to think; I worried that I would through that curtain to nothing. A man who went away and was forgotten by time – but… thank you. Thank you for that.
(Xavier slightly drops his head as the hint of a smile on his face.)
Xavier Williams: I never thought that I would find myself standing back here. The image of being covered in my own blood, gasping for air as Jamie O’Hara seemingly put me out of my own misery… as morbid as it may sound – I thought it was perfect. The way that I deserved to walk away after everything that I’ve done. Whether I had been proud of it or not. I never had the urge to come back. I didn’t want to come back. But, this business always has a strange way of dragging you back into a fold in ways that you never would have expected. I was given the offer and invited to hold a coaching session at the EAW Performance Center. I wasn’t going to accept it, but it was a just one off thing and it couldn’t has possibly gone anywhere. But, boy was I wrong. I met someone that for someone reason or another – I took interest in. I met someone that held the potential to be great, but didn’t hold the mindset to be great. I’ve watched her grow. I watched as she’s accepted the fact that she really, really wants to be here. I’ve watched her thrive during her triumphs and I’ve watched herself pick herself back up after she’s suffered her own shortcomings.
Crowd: HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW!
(This brings that familiar million dollar smile back to the face of Xavier as he nods his head.)
Xavier Williams: It was helping Harlow that forced me to stop ignoring the fact that as much as I wanted it gone – that fire that burned so bright during my time in this business still lingered. It never went away. My time helping Harlow proved that I still cared about this business. It proved that my time in this business hadn’t reached the end that I thought that it had. It proved that I loved… this business. I’ve never thanked Harlow for anything she has done; I don’t know if she understands that she had potentially had a greater impact on my career than she thought was possible by what she has done. But, thank you Harlow – if it hadn’t been for the last six months… I never would have been here right now back on Voltage.
(The crowd erupts as Xavier takes a look around the arena; the emotion in his voice is evident.)
Xavier Williams: I was given a choice to where I wanted to return. I spoke to Starr Stan, Hurricane Hawk and Matt Daniels behind closed doors about where I wanted to sign. The decision didn’t come down to money. The decision didn’t come down to competition. I hated myself. I hated the person that I had become. I became so obsessed with becoming my idea of being the Best in the World that I allowed it to consume me. I burned bridges. I did things that I’m not overly proud of. I became the person that I constantly told myself that I was never going to become. This brand has always been a symbol of hope. I was the first draft pick back in 2014 after winning the Cash in the Vault briefcase. I was given the opportunity to hoist this brand onto my shoulders and reestablish it as the powerhouse that it is today. I had the opportunity to become a star. I became one hell of a star. I was the person that I always dreamed of being when I was here on Voltage. I was proud of who I was when I was here on Voltage. As much as it might not sound like it right now – I’m not back to tell sob stories. I’m back to compete. I back to conquer. I’m back to be take my place back at the top of the mountain. I am back to be the BEST…
Crowd: IN THE WORLD!!!
(Xavier turns his head and looks to at the Pain for Pride sign.)
Xavier Williams: That is my destination. That is where my journey back to prominence begins. But, who? The World Championship matches have been decided. I’m not going to try to shoehorn my way into a championship opportunity ahead of someone else who has spent this entire season busting their ass due to my own selfish desire. I’ve had my decision – or ideal opponent in mind for a while. You’ve been looking. You’ve arguably had the hardest season of your long, incredible career. For the first time there doesn’t seem to be anything on the horizon. But, allow me throw out a challenge for the biggest spectacle this company has to offer. Cameron Ella Ava.
(The crowd erupts as Cameron’s name leaves Xavier’s lips.)
Crowd: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Xavier Williams: You want the opportunity to prove your worth. You got it. You want the opportunity to put this entire company on notice; to truly prove that you are someone that’s always going to get back up and fight – fight with everything that you can physically muster. A woman that’s never going to allow the world keep her down. You got it. You finally have the opportunity to force the eyes of the world off of everyone else and onto you, no matter what everyone else has to offer. You have a week to answer, Cameron. Not on Dynasty, but here on Voltage. I want your answer face to face. I want see the look in your eyes and see for myself the woman that I’m going to get at Pain for Pride. Don’t disappoint me, Cameron.
(Xavier drops the microphone as “Reason to Believe” picks back up. Xavier stands in the ring as the thousands in attendance continues to chant his name as he looks up at the Pain for Pride sign before he begins to make his leave.)
James Peters: You can’t think that Veena Adams could possibly be too happy about this! This is the man that broke her neck – and he’s immediately throws out and invites Cameron Ella Ava to Voltage next week!
Rich Russillo: I don’t believe that Xavier cares what Veena thinks in the slightest, James. You said it best – Xavier broke her neck when she hadn’t even done anything to the man. He said that he isn’t proud of the man that he was, but god knows that man is still stowed somewhere inside Xavier. Veena’s reaction is going to certainly be one not to miss.
(As if on cue, Voltage cuts away from the ring and goes backstage. Veena is shown standing in front of a monitor, having watched the entire scene unfold. Some of the color has drained from her face and she is clenching her hands at her sides.)
Veena Adams: No. No. No. Abso-fucking-lutely not. There’s no way in hell that match is going to happen.
(Veena visibly shudders.)
Veena Adams: I will never let that bitch on my show, and that man does not get to return to my brand. Fuck both of them.
(Veena storms off, and that sends Voltage to a commercial break.)
(Commercial break for sundresses. As we celebrate Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, lets all celebrate the fact that it’s officially sundress season.)
(Voltage returns from break and “Blackout” by Company Flow starts playing to a large amount of boos as Lethal Consequences walks out to the ring. He waits by ringside as “Stitch” by Wage War follows, along with Jack Ripley and a large amount of cheers.)
Bella Braxton: Making their way to the ring… the team of LETHAL CONSEQUENCES, AND YOUR EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… JACK RIPLEY!!!!
James Peters: This isn’t a team you’d see very often. Jack Ripley and Lethal Consequences, but tonight they’ll have to work together as their opponents are both recent enemies of the two, as Noah Reigner did defeat Lethal Consequences at Grand Rampage, although it was by disqualification, and we all know the history of Jack and Oskar.
Rich Russillo: Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if this match gets ugly pretty fast. But let’s get the other team out here now.
(“Symphony No. 9 – Allegro Con Fuoco (AstraVexuitar Version)” by Antonin Dvorak begins to play to a large amount of boos as Oskar Wagner walks out. The boos are replaced with cheers as “DON’T STOP” by InnerPartySystem begins to play, but Oskar does not wait as Noah Reigner follows.)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents… The team of OSKAR WAGNER, AND YOUR EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… NOAH REIGNER!!!
James Peters: THE NEW HOUSE REIGNER! The World Heavyweight champion, and another man who has been doing nothing but dominating since arriving here.
Rich Russillo: This is Noah and Oskar’s first match together as a team. I’m curious to see how they work together.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: This match is now underway and it looks to be the World Heavyweight Champion starting this match out with the National Elite Champion! Noah and Jack now beginning a collar and elbow tie up, Noah now with a headlock, but Jack is quick to use the ropes to push Noah off. Jack now sliding under Noah as he bounces off the ropes, and this time he jumps over Noah as he bounces off the other pair, and there’s a headlock takedown! Jack now holding in that headlock and it looks like Noah may be in trouble, but Noah is able to quickly escape the headlock with a kip up as Jack now makes his way back to his feet! Jack charging at Noah, but he’s met with an arm drag! Jack getting back to his feet, but there’s a second! Jack once again getting to his feet, and Noah attempted a third but Ripley was able to catch the arm, and there’s a knee to the midsection of the world champ!
Rich Russillo: Jack now with a chop to Noah, followed by a second! And now a third! Jack now with an irish whip to the ropes and THERE’S A DROPKI- NO! NOAH CATCHES THE LEGS OF JACK AND DROPS HIM TO THE GROUND, AND THERE’S A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY NOAH! Noah now backing up to his corner, and Oskar tagged himself in, but Noah isn’t moving as Jack regains his footing! Noah now charges at Jack, KILLSHO- NO! CLOTHESLINE BY JACK, TURNING NOAH INSIDE OUT! JACK’S NOW GOING FOR THE COVER BUT I DON’T THINK HE REALIZED THE TAG, AND NOW THERE’S OSKAR THROWING JACK OFF OF NOAH! Wow! Oskar just threw Jack across the ring almost effortlessly! Jack now using the turnbuckles to get to his feet, but just see the look on his face! Oskar now running in at Jack, but Jack is able to get out of the way as Oskar crashes into the corner, and now Jack is clubbing on the back of Oskar! Jack now attempting to irish whip Oskar, but Oskar is able to turn it around into an irish whip of his own, sending Jack into the turnbuckles! Oskar now charging in, BUT JACK GETS THE BOOT UP, CONNECTING WITH OSKAR’S JAW!
James Peters: Oskar sent stumbling back as Jack hops up to the second rope! AND THERE’S A DIVING DROPKICK, SENDING THE BIG MAN STUMBLING BACK INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! Jack now running in, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Jack now with an irish whip as he charges in once more- BIG BOOT! JACK JUST RAN RIGHT INTO A BIG BOOT FROM OSKAR, AND OSKAR NOW TAGS NOAH BACK INTO THE MATCH! Noah now going for the first cover in this match!
James Peters: And there’s a kick out before two! Noah now, WITH A FUJIWARA ARMBAR! JACK’S STRUGGLING NOW AS NOAH IS WRENCHING ON HIS RIGHT ARM, BUT JACK MANAGES TO PULL HIS ARM OUT OF THE HOLD, BEFORE ROLLING NOAH UP IN A CRUCIFIX PIN!
James Peters: AND THIS TIME IT’S NOAH THAT KICKS OUT- DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME! JACK JUST NAILED NOAH WITH A KNEE TO THE SKULL, AND NOW JACK MAKES THE TAG TO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES, AND LC GOES STRAIGHT FOR THE COVER!
James Peters: AND THERE’S ANOTHER KICK OUT!
Rich Russillo: There’s a reason Noah has been champion this long, and LC first hand should know that that wasn’t going to keep him down. LC now dragging Noah to his feet, AND NOW HE SENDS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! Noah now stumbling away from the corner, RIGHT INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX! LC now holding Noah by the legs, and it looks like this could end quickly as he’s applying the Sharpshooter! LC now trying to get the headlock in, BUT NOAH IS ABLE TO TURN HIMSELF AROUND TO ESCAPE THE SUBMISSION! Both men make it back to their feet- ROWS PEDA- NO! NOAH SLIPS BEHIND LC AND THERE’S A ROLL UP!
Rich Russillo: LC KICKS OUT, BUT NOAH IMMEDIATELY RUNS THE ROPES! KILLSHO- NO! NOW IT’S LC THAT GETS OUT OF THE WAY, AND NOW LC PICKS NOAH UP! THE FLASHBACK! THE SLEEPER SLAM BACKBREAKER CONNECTS, BUT LC KEEPS NOAH ON HIS FEET, AND PULLS HIM IN! ROWS PEDAL NOW! THAT REVERSE STO JUST DROVE NOAH’S HEAD INTO THE MAT, AND LC NOW IS GOING FOR THE PIN!
James Peters: OSKAR JUST THREW LC OUTSIDE OF THE RING! BUT THERE’S JACK RIPLEY WITH A SECOND DIVING DROPKICK, THIS TIME FROM THE TOP ROPE AS OSKAR IS SENT INTO THE ROPES, AND NOW JACK TAKES HIM OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE! What’s Jack doing? He runs the ropes, AND THERE’S A SUICIDE DIVE, BUT OSKAR IS STILL STANDING, AND NOW JACK RUNS BACK INTO THE RING! THERE’S NO WAY, A SECOND SUICIDE DIVE BY JACK, AND THIS TIME BOTH MEN GO OUT! The referee trying to restore order, but this whole time he hasn’t even been counting, giving both Noah and LC the time they needed to recover! LC now rolling back into the ring- BUT NOAH PICKS HIM UP! HOUSE EDGE CONNECTS AND BOTH MEN DROP TO THE MAT! NOAH JUST DROPPED LC WITH THAT KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER BUT WILL HE BE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON THAT? Jack now making it back to his own corner, BUT NOAH GETS THE COVER!
James Peters: AND LC GETS THE SHOULDER UP!
Rich Russillo: Noah looking outside the ring, and Oskar is slowly starting to stir, but Noah can’t give LC any chance to recover, and I don’t think he will as he begins to deliver mounted punches straight to LC’s face! LC is in big trouble and you can see Jack wants in this match, but there’s nothing LC can do about it! Noah now dragging LC to his feet, and it looks like he’s about to go for the House Edge once again- BUT LC MANAGES TO SLIP BEHIND NOAH, AND HE PUSHES HIM INTO THE CORNER, AND THE TAG IS MADE TO JACK! Jack and LC now, WITH A DOUBLE SUPLEX TO NOAH! Jack now dragging Noah to his feet, and there’s an irish whip to the ropes- VELENO! NOAH WITH THE JUMPING UNDERHOOK DDT, AND NOW HE’S TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TOWARDS HIS CORNER TO MAKE THE TAG! AND THERE IT IS! THE TAG HAS BEEN MADE TO OSKAR WAGNER, AND YOU CAN JUST TELL THAT THE TIDE OF THIS MATCH HAS SHIFTED!
James Peters: Oskar now lifting Jack right off the ground, AND THERE’S A SNAKE EYES, RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES, FOLLOWED BY THAT STANDING LARIAT! Oskar now going for the cover, and that may be it for Jack!
James Peters: NO! JACK GETS THE SHOULDER UP NOW! Oskar’s face hasn’t changed since coming into this match but I’d assume that that’s done nothing but anger the man! Oskar now, oh my God! He’s lifting Jack right off the ground in a Powerbomb position, AND THERE’S IT- NO! NO WAY! JACK WITH A HURRICANRANA! Oskar somehow manages to get to his feet- YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS AND OSKAR FALLS INTO THE ROPES, AND THERE’S A SECOND ONE, AND BOTH JACK AND OSKAR JUST DROPPED TO THE MAT! Neither man are able to get to their feet, but both LC and Noah want the tag now! The referee now starting the count to ten, and if neither man is able to get to their feet then this match will be over!
Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THREE!… FOUR!
Rich Russillo: Jack Ripley starting to crawl towards his corner, but can he make it before the ten count! The referee now at five!
Referee: SIX!… SEVEN!… EIGHT!… NINE!… T-
Rich Russillo: JACK JUST LEAPED OUT AND MADE THE TAG! THE TAG HAS BEEN MADE AND LC JUST RAN STRAIGHT OVER TO OSKAR FOR THE COVER!
Rich Russillo: OSKAR GOT THE SHOULDER UP! I’d say I’m surprised but to be honest, I’m surprised Oskar stayed down that long! Both Jack and Oskar were out for a while but still LC nearly managed to win! The question now though, is what does LC do? Somehow LC needs to keep Oskar down because if he doesn’t, things could change for him quickly.
James Peters: Well I think he knows what to do, LC dragging Oskar to his feet, AND SOMEHOW, LC IS POWERING OSKAR UP TO THE TOP ROPE! LC JUST MANAGED TO PULL OSKAR TO THE TOP ROPE, BUT NOW WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO! LC wrapping his arms around Oskar, and he might be looking for the Acid Rain- BUT OSKAR PUSHES LC OFF THE TOP ROPE, BUT LOOK! LC JUST WENT RIGHT INTO THE REFEREE! LC has a shocked expression on his face, but- OH MY GOD! SOMEONE JUST PULLED NOAH OFF THE APRON! IS THAT, IT IS! IT’S IMPACT!
Rich Russillo: WHAT?! IMPACT SAID HE WASN’T IN CONNECTICUT?!?!!?
James Peters: WELL HE IS! IMPACT JUST PULLED NOAH OFF THE APRON AND NOW THE TWO ARE BRAWLING IT OUT AT RINGSIDE! OSKAR MADE IT DOWN FROM THE TOP ROPE BUT- OH MY GOD! THERE IT IS! LC JUST HIT OSKAR WITH THE RINGS, BUT OSKAR IS STILL STANDI-
Rich Russillo: ACID RAIN! THE ACID RAIN CONNECTS, AND HE’S NOT STANDING ANYMORE! LC WITH THE COVER AS THE REFEREE SLOWLY BEGINS THE COUNT!
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners… the team of LEETHALLL CONSEQUENCES, and the National Elite Champion, JAAAAACKK RRIIIIIIIIIPLLEYYY!!!!!
Rich Russillo: WHAT A MATCH, BUT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE!
James Peters: LC AND RIPLEY WIN THE MATCH, BUT LOOK! NOAH AND IMPACT ARE STILL BRAWLING AFTER ALL THIS TIME AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S SPILLED OUT INTO THE CROWD! IMPACT AND NOAH GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THESE PUNCHES, AND THEY’RE NOT LOOKING TO STOP! SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP THEM BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY HURT!!!!
(Arena security has rushed towards Impact and Noah, and they are trying their best to break up the fight. They manage to get Noah and Impact separated but that doesn’t stop the two of them from exchanging heated words.)
Rich Russillo: What an absolutely insane way to end the show folks. We had one hell of a tag team match going and Impact just showed, ready to cause chaos!
James Peters: I’m not sure where Evelyn Ridley is, or why she wasn’t at ringside, but I bet Noah wishes she had been around tonight!
Rich Russillo: Well there’s not going to be an Evelyn Ridley or an Oskar Wagner come Pain for Pride thanks to the Gawd Contract, and look at Im-
James Peters: REX MCALLISTER FROM BEHIND! HE JUST SHOVED SECURITY OUT OF THE WAY AND GRABBED IMPACT! REX EFFECT!!!! IMPACT IS DOWN THANKS TO THE REX EFFECT!!!! NOAH SHOVES SECURITY OUT OF THE WAY AND TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO REX!
Rich Russillo: BUT LC JUST CAME THROUGH THE CROWD AND CLOBBERED REX FROM BEHIND! EARLIER TONIGHT, THESE TWO SET THEMSELVES UP FOR A MATCH FOR NEXT WEEK’S VOLTAGE AND IT LOOKS LIKE LC WANTED TO GET THE PARTY STARTED A LITTLE EARLY! LC IS WAILING AWAY ON REX, WHILE NOAH JUST STANDS THERE AND WATCHES ALL OF IT UNFOLD!!! THIS IS CHAOS!!!!
James Peters: This Voltage and this is the road to Pain for Pride!
(Arena security and now EAW officials are working to restore order. The World Heavyweight Champion shrugs another security guard off and takes a final look at the carnage around him. Impact is sitting up, while Lethal Consequences and Rex have been separated. Voltage fades to black.)
(But the logo doesn’t buzz!!!!)
(The scene switches and acres upon acres of beautiful, lush green grass is seen. The camera pans over and takes in the sight of an exquisite, upscale vacation home. A limousine is seen pulling up the winding driveway and stopping in front of the front walkway of the home. When it comes to a stop, the driver gets out and walks over to the passenger’s side. That’s when the camera zooms in to get a good look at whoever is about to get out. The driver steps back after opening the door and a pair of crutches hit the pavement.)
(Captain Charisma struggles out of the car and winces as he straightens up and leans on his crutches. The Co-Commissioner of Voltage slowly and painfully makes his way up the walkway and finally the two brick steps that lead him to the front door. Captain Charisma stops in front of the door, readjusts his crutches, and knocks. A few seconds later, the door swings open but the person who opens it can’t be seen.)
???: I told you on the phone I want nothing to do with this.
Captain Charisma: And you know I don’t give up. Let me in and hear me out.
(A sigh is heard and after a moment, footsteps are heard retreating. Captain Charisma smirks and hobbles inside the house. The door shuts, and that effectively closes this episode of Voltage as well.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)