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Voltage 6/5/22

(EAW intro plays…)

(The show opens with a recap of last week’s Sunday Night Voltage: It starts off with Chris Elite giving the opportunity he acquired at Territorial Invasion to Jake Smith and stating he will get a match Pain for Pride one way or another. But before he can leave, Ms. Extreme interrupts him and challenges him to a match at Pain for Pride. Chris Elite accepts, and the two shake hands before Ms. Extreme lays Chris out with a forearm. After this, Halsey Neel defeats Thomas Van Til by submission. Afterward, Holly Arrow cuts a promo mocking what happened between Cleopatra and The Queen’s Court. That was before Cleopatra interrupted her, and the two sparking a back and forth before Holly states that Cleopatra would have better luck getting into Pain for Pride if she was in the 24/7 Battle Royal. From there, Holly left with her having hit a nerve with Cleopatra who watches her inside the ring. Then, Hikari Kanno defeats Kristen Myers in an Iconic Cup match. After a celebration is set up for the Unified Tag Team Champions, the Off-Brand Amphetamines are interrupted by Usagi Senshi and Ayu Megumi. They challenge the Tag Team Champions to a match at Pain for Pride, the Champions accept but not before rejecting the Ice Aces’ handshake and leaving. Then an interview with Donovan Duke is abruptly finished when Donovan receives a call and leaves in a hurry. Candice Blair defeats Haruka Kashimashi in her Iconic Cup Match with Danny Tanner finally makes his return, but not before he heartbreakingly attacks Candice Blair and lays her out. Jake Smith announces what he will use his opportunity for, and that is to insert himself into the Cash in the Vault match at Pain for Pride. Then he is interrupted by the other competitors in the match including Jay Jerry Johnson, SOSA Henderson, Jon Kelton, and Adam Lucas. It is then that every man states their reason to win. Ruler defeats Wildcard to acquire a Number One Contendership for the New Breed Championship, with Ruler staring off with Alex Myers as he left. Ryan Wilson defeats Robyn Valentine and then cuts a promo mocking Donovan Duke for having to leave his interview. Afterward, Madison Kaline cuts a promo wondering why Amber betrayed her. Amber Keys herself interrupts her explaining her actions. In the main event, Holly Arrow defeats Madison Kaline with Amber attacking Madison after her match. Then, Cleopatra attacks Holly as well, before accepting Holly’s challenge for Pain for Pride. Finally, Drake King, Myles, and then later on Minerva have a heated argument before all chaos breaks loose, with Myles and Minerva teaming up together to take down Drake. In the end, Minerva lays Drake out with a fireball and a barbed wire chair. The last shot is of Drake King holding his face while being checked on by officials, stating that The Black Rose will be no more, as the show and the recap ends right there.)

(Sunday Night Voltage then fades away from the recap to show a shot of the Multisports Pavilion in Luanda, Angola. ’33rd Blakk Glass’ by ZilaKami & SosMula is heard blasting through the speakers while golden pyro is seen shooting out from the stage with the crowd cheering wildly. The camera then goes over to show the broadcasting team of Rich Russillo, James Peters, and Persephone.)

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen, we are just a few weeks away from Pain for Pride and we are proud to welcome you once again…TO SUNDAY NIGHT VOLTAGE!!!

James Peters: And just like always, this episode is jam-packed with great matches. We have a Trios Warfare Match consisting of Robyn Valentine, Wildcard, and Mary S. Atlas going up against Lucas Johnson, Shane Gates, and Ruler. Jay Jerry Johnson goes up against Jon Kelton in a Cash in the Vault Preview match. And finally, our main event as the couple of the EAW Champion Myles and Minerva go up against Drake King and Chris Elite!

Persephone: Blah blah blah, get excited about everything, I don’t care either way if Rex isn’t here, just get on with the stupid show!

(‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney hits as the crowd cheers wildly upon hearing the Voltage Commissioner’s music. Captain Charisma walks out to the entrance ramp with a microphone in his hand and a smile on his face, obviously happy and excited to see the electric atmosphere from the crowd in Luanda.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… the Commissioner of Sunday Night Voltage, CAPTAIN CHARISMA!!!!!

Persephone: Hold on, let me guess, “And we kickstart this amazing Voltage episode as we hear from Captain Charisma!”

Rich Russillo: And we kickstart this amazing Voltage episode as we hear from Captain Charisma- Wait, how did you know what I was going to say?

Persephone: Because I am a wizard.

Rich Russillo: Really?

Persephone: No dumbass, it is because you always say the same thing every Voltage episode even though nothing amazing ever happens.  I just suffer every single time from boredom sitting here!

James Peters: Well, nobody really likes you so everyone is happy with seeing you suffer. Anyway, as Rich was saying, Captain Charisma shows a lot of excitement here today as we are just 3 weeks away from the grandest stage of them all, Pain for Pride!

(Captain Charisma walks down the ramp and enters the ring. He stands right in the center of it as the cheering continues for the Commissioner until his music died down, and he was able to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Welcome everyone once more to Sunday Night Voltage! I know we are going to have another great episode on our hands tonight, as we look forward to the Trios Warfare Match and the Cash in the Vault Preview match. All of that alongside the amazing main event to finish the night off which involves the EAW Champion Myles along with Minerva going up against Drake King and Chris Elite. But we can’t forget the event that is right around the corner… Are you guys ready for Pain for Pride?

(The crowd explodes into cheers as a way to answer Captain Charisma’s question, everyone was excited for Pain for Pride except for the only person booing, that being, of course, Persephone.)

Captain Charisma: There are a lot of amazing marquee matches in Pain for Pride this season, but the one that stands out the most is the 24/7 Battle Royal. It is a match that gives the winner a contract he or she can cash in at any time for any title. It is a great way for the rising stars of EAW to show their worth as previous winners of this match, consisting of Elitists such as Jack Ripley, Theron Nikolas, Consuela Rose Ava, and Jon Kelton, all became Champions in their own right. While not all cash-ins have been successful, the holder of the contract has an incredible chance of winning a Championship as long as they pick their spot. 

Captain Charisma: A prime example of this is Donovan Duke, the current National Elite Champion, who cashed in back at King of Elite. That was when Minerva and Jake Smith were vulnerable after their hard-fought match against one another that they had. It really feels like yesterday when Donovan Duke arrived at Voltage, and now he’s shown that he can become a great wrestler two years later, and not only that became a Champion. Donovan deserves all the credit in the world for what he was able to accomplish and he has done a great job repping the belt, while later tonight Donovan will update the EAW Universe on what is going on with him, we have to shift our focus elsewhere. With that being said, here are the Elitists from Voltage’s side that will participate in the 24/7 Battle Royale!

(The crowd waits in anticipation for the first name Captain Charisma is going to announce for the marquee matchup…)

Captain Charisma: LUCAS JOHNSON!

(The crowd explodes into loud boos as they obviously haven’t forgotten what Lucas Johnson did to Jay Jerry Johnson all those weeks ago. Lucas has always been vilified, but recently there’s been something more to that hatred.)

Captain Charisma: ROBYN VALENTINE!

(Somehow, Robyn’s name draws even louder boos from the crowd. She’s drawn a lot of negative attention to herself on Voltage, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t granted her some bad luck. She’s made a name for herself and will continue to do so as the weeks go on.)

Captain Charisma: WILDCARD!

(The boos continue but at the same time, a few chees are heard coming from the crowd. Wildcard has been rising up the ranks quickly and it’s only a matter of time before the violent and brash woman can make a name for herself by getting a huge opportunity that she can seize, which will be in the form of a 24/7 Battle Royal shot.)

Captain Charisma: HARUKA KASHIMASHI!

(Finally, cheering can be heard from the crowd, everyone appreciating Haruka’s determination to never give up inside the squared circle even after everything that she’s been through since her arrival.)

Captain Charisma: MARY S. ATLAS!

(The reaction turns into a more mixed one, but there are still more cheers for Mary who has been a staple of Sunday Night Voltage this Season.)

Captain Charisma: AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, SHANE GATES!

(And Captain Charisma loses the crowd again as boos break out again because of Shane Gates being Shane Gates.)

Captain Charisma: I wish the Voltage participants in the Battle Royal good luck, and I hope everybody enjoys the rest of the show-

(But before Captain Charisma could take his leave, ‘Swallowing the Rabbit Whole’ by Code Orange plays over the sound system and the crowd explodes into loud boos. Shane Gates comes out with a microphone in his hand and an expression full of anger on his face.)

Persephone: Oh for fucks sake, he IS possessed by a supernatural doll! Captain Charisma said his name and he summoned the ugly troll!

Rich Russillo: I thought you actually had to say the name three times and in front of a mirror for someone to appear.

Persephone: I did just that and it didn’t work. I said Rexy’s name three times in front of a mirror and he never appeared! :noah:

James Peters: Anywho, it seems Shane Gates has something in his mind about Captain Charisma’s announcement and knowing Shane Gates, he won’t keep quiet about what he truly thinks.

(Shane Gates then finally reached the ring and entered it, stepping right in front of Captain Charisma. He’s obviously not in a good mood, and it doesn’t take long before he starts speaking.)

Shane Gates: Now, Captain Charisma, you are probably wondering why I am out here interrupting this important announcement that you are giving, and I simply want this time right now to air out my grievances. Do you think I am not tired of how this season has gone for me? Do you think I am not tired of having to deal with being haunted by that stupid doll all Season, having it screw me over at every turn I took? Then, when I finally believed I got rid of it…it comes back once again. And all of that was because of the icing on the cake, my old partner, good ole Kirk! He blamed all of our failures on me, kicked me to the curb and now he goes off to win the Unified Tag Team Championships with Solomon Stane?!

Shane Gates: It is absolutely frustrating and annoying having to deal with those kinds of setbacks, and I am not going to stand down about it. I am pissed off. I am pissed off about this whole season that I had, having to fail because of supernatural things I couldn’t control, and having someone who I despise go off to win it big. I am tired that I have never got anything going on for myself, and I definitely plan to salvage everything that happened by winning the 24/7 Battle Royale at Pain for Pride-

(And right before Shane can keep talking, ‘CALLING’ by Siam☆Dream plays throughout the sound system while the crowd explodes out into cheers/ Shane turns over to the stage incredibly confused while Haruka Kashimashi then comes out to the entrance ramp with a microphone in her hand as well and a focused look on her face.)

Rich Russillo: One of Voltage’s newest and brightest Elitists appears to have interrupted Shane Gates! Haruka Kashimashi has been someone who has been here for a few months on Voltage. Even though she has shown a lot of potential, she hasn’t had quite the luck she wanted.

James Peters: Haruka Kashimashi has been in the Iconic Cup Tournament and as you said, Rich, didn’t have the best of luck either there. It would make sense that she would search for some kind of redemption, and it seems she found the perfect opportunity right now.

(Haruka walks down the ramp and reaches the ring, entering and looking directly at Shane Gates in the eyes. Her music died down and she began speaking.)

Haruka Kashimashi: I heard what you said loud and clearly Shane, and honestly, I couldn’t stay in the back after hearing that. I haven’t exactly had the dream start I wanted for my EAW career, so I can kind of sympathize with your situation. Feeling frustrated that your luck or efforts weren’t good enough to be able to win. Being in the Iconic Cup was a huge honor, especially when people with more EAW experience were in the New Era Classic. I enjoyed my time here in EAW and I learned a lot from all the talented women I faced. However, I am not proud of my performance in the tournament, and I hunger for more. I want to finally show the EAW Universe what I am all about, and maybe a great opportunity to show that would be next week. Shane Gates, I challenge you to a match.

(The crowd explodes into cheers when Haruka sets out a challenge and Shane’s confusion grows even more than before as he immediately responds.)

Shane Gates: Are you fucking kidding me? You? Challenging me to a match? If you are genuinely saying this to me, then you have clearly lost your mind. Do you not see that your whole career here has been mostly plagued by failure? What you are doing right now is setting yourself up for obvious disappointment against me.

(Haruka doesn’t seem to back down against Shane as she simply shrugs in response.)

Haruka Kashimashi: Considering how your own career has been Shane, it wouldn’t be farfetched to say your statement could involve you too. Either way, I like my chances against anyone despite the hardship that I have endured so far, I will just keep going no matter what. So I ask again, do you accept my challenge or not?

(Shane can only roll his eyes when hearing that. But finally, he gives in.)

Shane Gates: Fine then, since you want it so bad, I accept your challenge.

Captain Charisma: Well, as the Voltage Commissioner coincidentally standing in the ring with you two, I’ll make it official! It will be Shane Gates vs Haruka Kashimashi in a 24/7 Preview Match next week!

(The crowd cheers loudly when hearing the match being made official. Haruka and Shane stare at each other once again. But all of the sudden, Shane Gates slaps Haruka right across the face! The cheering immediately turns into loud booing as Haruka falls down to the mat and Shane coldly stares at her from above.)

Shane Gates: You signed your death warrant as soon as I accepted the challenge, you fucking fool.

(Shane drops the microphone as ‘Swallowing the Rabbit Whole’ plays up again and he leaves the ring, Captain Charisma rushing over to Haruka and checking on her to see if she is alright.)

Rich Russillo: No matter what happens, Shane Gates will always look out for himself.

Persephone: Hey guys, have you seen Haruka’s face? It went flying off after she got bitch slapped like that! :mjlol:

James Peters: Shane Gates is clearly not very happy about the challenge, and he made himself clear on that when he slapped Haruka like that. Haruka set out the challenge to him as another way to prove herself but Shane thought of Haruka as another obstacle in the way. We will have to see if he can get over that obstacle, or if Haruka can stop him in his tracks.

(Shane simply turns one last time to see the damage that he caused, as Haruka sat there, shocked from the slap, and Captain Charisma looking on pretty annoyed. The camera shows Captain Charisma checking on Haruka one last time before Sunday Night Voltage fades away to the first commercial break of the night.)

(Voltage cuts to a commercial promoting the new season of LEGO Ninjago, featuring the Interwire Champion, Andre Walker.)

(Voltage fades back to ringside as Bella Braxton is seen holding a microphone.)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

( ‘If You Smell’ by Adam Massacre plays next over the sound system as the former Big Boogie Bhampion makes his way to the ring! )

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Jacksonville, Florida! Weighing at 260 pounds! THE WOOGIIIIIEMAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

James Peters: We haven’t seen or heard from The People’s Champion in quite a while and he looks very much happy to be here! The fans showing love for this favorite of theirs as it makes his way down the ramp!

Rich Russillo: Always there when he is called into action! You can always expect something special coming from this man no matter if he wins or loses!

(‘Nocturne in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1’ by Fredéric Chopin begins to play, and as the crowd boos, Thomas Van Til begins to make his way out. He doesn’t pay attention to the crowd’s reaction, more focused on his opponent.)

Bella Braxton: AAAAAND HIS OPPONENT! From Geneva, Switzerland! Weighing in at 195 pounds; THOMAS VAN TIL!!!

Rich Russillo: Here comes a man who is looking to bounce back from a loss having been on the wrong end of a match result against Halsey Kneel.

James Peters: He will be looking to make good of this opportunity to face a man the quality of The Woogieman. This will be an interesting match.

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

James Peters: And Here We GO! This match is officially underway! Both men are circling each other in the center of the ring. A clinch ensues, both fighting for the upper hand AND WOOGIE SHOVES THOMAS AWAY WHO ROLLS TO A CORNER! 

Rich Russillo: Van Til looks up to Woog who is casually waiting for him at the center of the ring. Van Til getting to his feet reaches Woogieman and locks up, but it’s quickly turned into a headlock by Woog keeping a tight hold of his opponent’s head! 

James Peters: Woog keeps the hold steady for a moment, the official looking over at Thomas making sure he is able to continue the match. Woog transitions to a wristlock before quickly getting countered by Van Til who forces Woogie down to the floor! 

Rich Russillo: Quick ki-up by Woogieman followed by a wristlock gaining back control! Woog pushes Thomas to the ropes before moving into an Irish whip! He takes down Van Til with a Japanese arm drag! Thomas is back to his feet quickly but meets the floor again with another arm drag! 

James Peters: AND SUDDENLY AN INSIDE CRADLE FROM WOOG!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

James Peters: And Thomas kicks out! He looks shocked! As if that wasn’t meant to happen so quickly and to a degree, the Woogieman looks amused but more importantly confident and allow his opponent to get up when he is ready.

Rich Russillo: Both men join each other soon enough in the center of the ring, they lock up! Quick headlock by Woogieman before getting thrown to the ropes by Thomas WHO GETS SHOULDER BLOCKED TO THE GROUND! Von Till backs up again, locking up with Woog once more this time Von Til takes down Woog with a snap mare followed by a grounded headlock!

James Peters: Von Til not getting go of Woogie’s head keeping him down but then after a while, Woog is working his way to a vertical base. Thomas struggles to try and keep him down but he fails to do so! Woogie still trying to free himself and manages to do it! Into the ropes, he goes BUT HE GETS KICKED IN THE STOMACH BY THOMAS! AND WOOGIE THROWS A FIST THAT TAKES DOWN VON TIL! 

Rich Russillo: LOOK AT WOOGIEMAN!! QUICKLY GRABBING THE LEGS OF THOMAS HE’S TRYING FOR A SHARPSHOOTER, but Thomas wiggles out of it before rolling to the outside to create some distance between the two men! 

James Peters: Thomas is taking his time to the outside adjusting his pants while looking upward and inside the ring, the official telling him to get back inside while Woogieman is patiently waiting for him to get back in. Von Til is on his knees to the apron then fully up, he goes past the ropes standing up BUT GETS A KICK BY WOOGIEMAN TAKING HIM DOWN! 

Rich Russillo: AND SUDDENLY VON TIL PUSHES AGAINST WOOG’S STOMACH AND TACKLES HIM AGAINST A CORNER! He goes to the center of the ring AND CHARGES AT WOOG TACKLING HIM TO THE CORNER AGAIN!

James Peters: Woogie looks to be in pain as Thomas now goes to the opposite corner, wanting a stronger change and wanting to repeat the move perhaps? He charges in, he’s about to tack-NO! HE JUST RAN INTO A RESOUNDING BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!! WHAT A COUNTER BY THE WOOGIEMAN WHO TAKES HIS RIVAL DOWN!!! 

Rich Russillo: Woogie quickly goes to the ropes as Thomas is getting vertical, Von Til facing his opponent BUT GETS TAKEN DOWN AS WOOG HOPS OVER HIM AND DRILLS HIS HEAD DOWN WITH A FLOAT OVER DDT!! WOOG HOOKS THE LEGS!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Persephone: Denied! 

James Peters: Indeed! Worthy attempt though as that DDT can do some major damage! Woog is running the first serious series of offenses of the match and we’re going to find out of Thomas has an answer or if he will keep getting beaten up. Here comes Woog with a series of punches to the face of Von Til before sending him to the ropes. He goes to them himself AND TAKES DOWN VON TIL WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE!! Thomas tries to get up as quickly as he can but Woog is waiting for him! 

Rich Russillo: What does he have in store for his opponent now? He goes behind the man, GRABBING HIM AND SENDS HIM BACKWARDS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! The crowd loves this action and by how loud they are they want more! Thomas moves to a corner trying to recover but Woog is hot on his tail! He begins to throw in fists and punches in rapid succession at Thomas’ face in the corner and then spits at his hand AND SMACKS HIM ONE LAST TIME! 

James Peters: He picks up Von Til, shipping him to the ropes waiting on him TO DELIVER A SAMOAN DROP! DOWN GOES VON TIL ONCE AGAIN! Strong offense by The Woogieman who is leading the assault! Thomas best try to mount a comeback or this match will end up being quite short!

Persephone: Which I would absolutely love! In fact, can’t the official just throw this match to the bin? Please? For me? 

Rich Russillo: Sadly, the official will disappoint you Persephone and this match will continue! Woogieman is still the lead man in this match so far as he punches at Von Til before grabbing on and hoisting his opponent up FOR A FISHERMAN SUPLEX! PERFECTLY EXECUTED!! 

James Peters: The Woog quickly gets back to his feet waiting for his opponent who is slower to get vertical now, but once Thomas is up HE IS BROUGHT BACK DOWN WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKEEEERR!! Woogieman with another cover! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Rich Russillo: Not this time it seems! Woogie will need stronger moves to pull off the win but he seems well on his way at this point! 

James Peters: The Woog is back on his feet as he goes behind Von Til who gets up AND PERFORMS A PICTURE PERFECT SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE PIN!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Persephone: Oh come on! 

Rich Russillo: And Thomas Von Til kicks out before three!! 

James Peters: Well folks we have to go to commercials! Don’t go anywhere! This match and what’s left of tonight’s episode of Sunday Night Voltage will return right after this! 

( Advertisement plays Prime Video’s The Boys plays as Season 3’s first few episodes were released on Friday. It is followed by a feature video for one of Pain For Pride’s main matches involving the Universal Woman’s Champion and class of 2022 Hall of Famer Andrea Valentine who will defend her title against the Necro Mauler Kassidy Heart! Don’t Miss It! )   

James Peters: And we are back folks on tonight’s episode of Sunday Night Voltage LIVE from Luanda, Angola! If you just joined us, we are in the middle of a clash between The Woogieman and Thomas Von Til, and for the last bit Thomas has been on top and delivering the pain to his opponent!

James Peters: Von Til slowly moving back to his feet using the ropes and Woogie is throwing punches at him! Woog steps back, charging then at Thomas WHO DUCKS AND LOWERS THE TOP ROPE! THE WOOGIEMAN TUMBLES OVER AND TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! 

Rich Russillo: This could turn the tide of this match real quick folks as Thomas rolls outside of the ring. He goes to Woogie, throwing some fists BEFORE HOISTING HIM UP RIGHT OVER THE SECURITY RAILING! WOOGIE’S RIBS AGAINST THE TOP OF THE RAILING THIS ISN’T GOOD! 

James Peters: Woogie looking in pain as he stumbles his way towards our announce table and is leaning against trying to catch his breath. Von Til shows up behind AND HE PICKS UP WOOGIEMAN AND AGAIN SLAMS HIM RIBS FIRST ON OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!! 

Persephone: FUCKING DAMN IT THOMAS VON DOUCHE STOP MESSING WITH OUR DAMN ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!

Rich Russillo: He grabs Woog by the back of the neck after throwing a kick to his midsection and throws him inside the ring for a quick pin attempt! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

Persephone: Not even close! 

Rich Russillo: Yes, and he will need a whole lot more if he wants to win however how much damage is Woogie having to deal with as far as his ribs go? This could play into Thomas’ hands and perhaps be the key to victory here! 

James Peters: Thomas is waiting for Woogie to get up and just as he is about to HE DRIVES A HARD LEFT TO THE FACE OF the WOOG WHO GOES BACK TO HIS KNEES! AND HE DOES IT AGAIN! AND A THIRD TIME BEFORE THROWING A KICK TO THE FACE OF WOOGIEMAN!! 

Rich Russillo: Thomas Von Til is on the attack now as he grabs Woog by an arm AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN WITH A LARIAT! He doesn’t let go of the arm though, forcing his opponent up and spinning him around, AND LIFTS HIM OVER HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX OF HIS OWN! PAYBACK FROM WOOG’S ON TAKING ON THE MOVE AS THE FLORIDA NATIVE LANDS RIGHT ATOP OF HIS NECK! 

James Peters: And then he drives a few knees to the ribs of Woogieman! Seems like he is focusing on that area of the body! Smart plan as he THEN DRIVES A KNEE TO THE FACE OF WOOG WHILE RUNNING JUST AS WOOGIE WAS GETTING TO HIS KNEES! He doesn’t let up, picking up the former Big Bhoogie Bhampion, AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BRAINBUSTEEEEER!!! 

Rich Russillo: THOMAS WITH A COVER! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Rich Russillo: Close but not done! 

James Peters: Good offense by the man though but he will need more! He currently keeps Woogie grounded with an armbar but quickly transitions INTO A SHOULDER LOCK!! WOOGIEMAN COULD TAP OUT OF THAT MOVE BUT! Luckily for him, he managed to get a foot on some ropes! Great spacial awareness from him! Who knows how long he would’ve lasted without risking his shoulder getting dislocated! 

Rich Russillo: Thomas looks irritated to realize he was not in the center of the ring when he performed that move! Had he been positioned better he may very well be on his way backstage with a victory to his name tonight! He looks at the official while letting go of Woogie and moves to his feet, going for an elbow drop to Woog before grabbing him by the neck and whip him to a nearby corner! 

James Peters: Thomas is in the corner throwing punches and elbows to his opponent before hoisting him up to the top turnbuckle. He moves up with him, he is setting up Woogie for a super plex this won’t do good for Woog’s chances of winning tonight at all! BUT LOOK! Woogie throwing punches! THOMAS FALLS DOWN TO THE MAT!

Rich Russillo: Woogieman considering his options and he decides to stand up on the corner! What is he going to d-WAIT A MINUTE!!! VON TIL QUICKLY GOT UP AND HOPPED ON THE ROPES FACING WOOG WHO LOOKS SURPRISED! HE GOES DOWN HARD WITH A SUPER PLEX!!! BUT THOMAS DOESN’T LET GO OF WOOG ROLLING AND BRINGING UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A FALCON ARROW!! COVER BY VON TIL!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRR-

Persephone: FUCK! SO DAMN CLOSE!!!

James Peters: YET NO WIN JUST YET! But how close was Thomas! Ever so close to savoring victory as he is on his knees looking at the official who confirms the two count. Thomas back to his feet now is calling for the end! What will he go for? The Moratorium piledriver? The Sacramentum crucifix powerbomb? He goes to Woog, moving him up HE GOES FOR THE SACRAMENTUM! 

Rich Russillo: BUT WOOGIE IS STRAINING! FIGHTING THE MOVE AND VON TIL LOSES HIS GRIP ON WOOG’S ARMS!! WOOGIEMAN DROPS TO HIS FEET AND QUICKLY TURNS!! THOMAS DOES THE SAME AND LANDS RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM!!! DOWN GOES VON TIL AND QUICKLY WOOG IS BACK UP AND STANDING ATOP OF HIS OPPONENT!! WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S COMING!!! 

James Peters: ONLY THE MOST ELECTRIFYING MOVE IN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TODAY!! THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW!!! 

Rich Russillo: AND IT CONNECTS! RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THOMAS VON TIL! THIS IS IT, FOLKS! WOOGIEMAN WITH THE COVER!!!!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEE!!!! 

( DING! DING!! DING!!! )

Bella Braxton: Ladies And Gentlemen The Winner Of This Bout: THEEEEE WOOGIIIIIIEMAAAAAAANN !!!!!!!!!

James Peters: WHAT A MATCH!! AND WHAT A SPECTACULAR ENDING!!! A great effort by both men and tonight the most deserving is the one that came out on top! Congratulations Woogieman! 

Rich Russillo: Thomas Von Til came out here to fight and he didn’t get the result he wanted. The effort was there though, which is something he can build upon for the future. 

( ‘If You Smell’ by Adam Massacre plays next over the sound system of the arena as Woogie is getting his lead arm raised in victory by the official. Thomas Von Til rolls out of the ring, and the Woogieman celebrates his victory as Voltage fades away from ringside. )

(Voltage fades to the backstage area, and the crowd cheers as Molly Waters is seen with a microphone in her hand. Molly has a smile on her face as she looks at the camera, and after a few seconds the cheers quiet down, and Molly begins to speak.)

Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Diamond Dixon!

(Diamond Dixon walks into the camera’s view as the crowd explodes into a mixed reaction. Diamond has a smirk on her face as Molly continues to speak.)

Molly Waters: Diamond, it’s been a while since we’ve seen you compete. Your last match was against Cleopatra all the way back at Super Voltage. Is there any specific reason for that, like an injury?

(Diamond looks at Molly, seemingly a bit insulted that Molly would even ask about a potential injury.)

Diamond Dixon: An injury? The last thing I’d ever do is let a washed up old bum like Cleopatra derail my career. Unlike some of the people on Voltage I’m not made of glass. It’s not gonna be that easy getting rid of me.

Molly Waters: :lupe: Well then, why haven’t you competed after all this time?

Diamond Dixon: Because I didn’t have the time to. I’m a person that’s in high demand. I’m always booked and busy, so I’m not always gonna have time to compete in matches where the result is always the same anyway. Since I first got here it’s been smooth sailing. Everyone else on the roster damn near ending their own lives just for a lil’ bit of attention, but my greatness has been recognized from the start, which isn’t much of a surprise when you’re too good at what you do to be ignored. I get people want to see me compete, but I’m already at a point where I’m needed for endeavors beyond wrestling, which would be the goal for everyone in the industry if they could actually see the bigger picture, but then again it’s not every day someone with as much star power as myself comes along, so I guess what works for me won’t work for everyone else. Long story short, when you’re a hot commodity you’re gonna have more important shit to take care of, and that’s what I’ve been doing since Super Voltage. Taking care of stuff for my show, posting pics on Insta that I’m sure y’all have seen already, and more importantly I’ve been getting more involved with the fashion industry.

Molly Waters: :oh: Really?

Diamond Dixon: Really. I’ve had some big-time names reach out to me, and since then we’ve been working together to develop my own clothing line. What’s funny is that it only took me a few matches to get to this point. I told y’all that I was a star since day one and that clearly wasn’t an exaggeration, because in only a handful of matches I’ve become a bigger name than all these so called “great” women’s wrestlers apparently in EAW. I just don’t see it. Most of the bitches around here are just bland as fuck and only have whatever in ring ability they have to fall back on, and that’s why they’ll never be any bigger than they are now. The Universal Women’s Championship match at Pain for Pride is really being marketed as one of the biggest women’s matches ever when it’s a match between the human equivalent of watching paint dry and a dumbass who’s one step away from being locked up for the rest of her life. Maybe the rest of y’all are fine with watching two boring bitches fight, but I’ll pass on that snoozefest. That shit is lame as fuck.

Molly Waters: What are your Pain for Pride plans?

(Diamond waves off the question as she responds.)

Diamond Dixon: I’m not worried about having a match at Pain for Pride. I…

(Diamond stops speaking, and looks behind her, already annoyed as she can hear someone laughing while walking up to her. That person is Robyn Valentine, who walks into the camera’s view as the crowd begins booing.)

Robyn Valentine: :mjlol: You’re really skipping Pain for Pride?? You sure it’s ’cause you’re “booked and busy” or are you just #scared of getting exposed at the biggest show of the year? After all, you talk a lot for someone who doesn’t even wrestle. It’s been almost two months and your last match was against a retirement home escapee, and it’s not like Cleopatra should have been much of a challenge anyway at her age. What is she now, sixty? Sixty-five? Somewhere around there she’s old as shit, and she’s still the one wrestling while you’re not really doing anything! She can barely even walk and she still basically retired you :mjlol:!!! I guess I shouldn’t blame you for not wanting to wrestle at Pain for Pride. If Cleopatra could give you a run for your money then you don’t stand a chance against people actually in their prime! Might as well make room for the people that can actually wrestle.

(Diamond just looks at Molly, like she can’t believe Robyn is being serious, before looking back at Robyn.)

Diamond Dixon: Don’t know if you forgot but I won that match against Cleo, and that all started ’cause she interrupted me just like you’re doing now. You don’t want any of me, s-

Robyn Valentine: Most people don’t. 

(Diamond just rolls her eyes, as she clearly can’t be bothered to deal with Robyn right now.)

Diamond Dixon: Chile, you’re not even worth Diamond Dixon’s time. Buh bye.

(Diamond Dixon walks away from the area as Robyn Valentine watches in disgust. After a few seconds she just turns to Molly Waters.)

Robyn Valentine: 🤷‍♀️ Don’t know what her problem is. I didn’t say anything wrong. Not my fault she doesn’t wanna wrestle. That’s why I’m gonna win the 24/7 Battle Royale while she’s sitting in cater-

(Suddenly, Robyn’s attention turns away from Molly, and Robyn begins to walk away from her, walking up to Lucas Johnson who was just minding his own business, walking through the hallway. Knowing that Lucas is another competitor announced for the 24/7 Battle Royale and Robyn didn’t get the attention she wanted from Diamond Dixon, Robyn catches up to Lucas and stops him in his tracks.)

Lucas Johnson: …Can I help you?

Robyn Valentine: :mjlol: No. Even if I needed help it’s not like JJJ’s bitch could do anything.

(This annoys Lucas Johnson, as Lucas lost to Jay Jerry Johnson at Battle of Egypt in a match that had a spot in the Cash in the Vault ladder match on the line. Lucas tries to keep his composure however as he responds.)

Lucas Johnson: What do you want?

Robyn Valentine: Just remembered hearing your name announced for the 24/7 Battle Royale and wanted to know how it feels knowing you’re gonna lose to #me.

Lucas Johnson: I’m not going to lose, and if I were you I wouldn’t be getting my hopes up when you’ve only been here for a cup of coffee and have yet to do anything impressive. As far as I’m concerned your only goal should be making sure you don’t give up and quit after you embarrass yourself at your first Pain for Pride.

Robyn Valentine: 🙄 Well you’ve been here for like almost ten years and haven’t done much besides lose so it’s not like you have much better chances. I’ve been doing way better than you have anyway. I gave that Wildcard bitch a run for her money in a match I had no business competing in. Biggest thing you did in the past year is attack JJJ’s friend for no reason :mjlol:.

Lucas Johnson: And if you remember what I did to Fitzgerald then you should really think carefully about what your next words are, because unlike you I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. I have the experience to win a match like the 24/7 Battle Royale. I’m more dangerous than every single person that’s been announced for that battle royale, and that includes you, because everyone that’s ever seen you compete knows that you don’t stand a chance in a match like that. There’s not even any point in you being in the match when you’re going to be one of the first few tossed over the top rope. You’d be better off sitting on the sidelines watching Pain for Pride at home than entering a match where you actually have to fight for your spot without your dad holding your hand the entire time. Maybe you can try again next year if you actually manage to stick around long enough, but right now you don’t stand a chance. I’d be surprised to see you have a worthwhile performance at all let alone win the entire thing.

(Robyn Valentine is clearly insulted by this as the grin she had on her face disappears.)

Robyn Valentine: Well I guess you’re gonna be surprised then, ’cause I’m winning the battle royale and there’s nothing you can do about it! After I win the 24/7 Contract I’m gonna win my first Championship, and that’s just the start! By next year I’m already gonna be at least twice as successful as you, which really is sad since you had such a big head start, but I guess that’s what happens when you fucking suck at your job. So many people joined the company and found success in the past few years and you’ve been stuck in like the exact same spot the entire time. Not really hard passing up Lucas Johnson when he’s only known for being a laughing stock. I don’t know why you haven’t retired yet. Not like your career is ever going anywhere. 

(Lucas Johnson sees that Robyn is mad, and that amuses Lucas as he responds to Robyn.)

Lucas Johnson: Well, since I’m a laughing stock to you, that means you should have no problem facing me one on one in a match last week, right? 

(Robyn looks like she’s in disbelief over Lucas’s question, and she just laughs.)

Robyn Valentine: Ummm… DUH??? Why would I have a problem facing you??? You’re not even a threat to the other Johnson, let alone me! 

Lucas Johnson: So you accept?

Robyn Valentine: Again, #duh!! Of course I accept! 

Lucas Johnson: Good. By the time our match is finished, you’ll see how little of a chance you really have at Pain for Pride.

(Lucas Johnson walks away, and as he leaves it becomes apparent how much Robyn Valentine was bothered by him. Robyn clearly looks annoyed, and she just shakes her head and mumbles to herself as she turns and walks in the opposite direction. From there, Voltage begins to fade away from the backstage area.)

(The camera cuts back to ringside where Bella Braxton is back standing in the center of the ring, ready to announce the next match.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen. This next contest is an ICONIC CUP BLOCK MATCH and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(‘As Long As I Love’ TK from Ling Tosite Sigure starts playing as Hikari Kanno enters the arena and the crowd showers her with boos. Hikari really doesn’t care about the crowd’s opinion as she heads to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Making her way to the ring from Okinawa, Japan! Weighing 121 pounds. Here is “THE LONE IDOL” HIKARI KANNO!

James Peters: Hikari Kanno making her way to the ring for what we can announce is the FINAL Iconic Cup Block Match for the 2022 Iconic Cup. The Block A winner was decided on Friday when Harper Lee managed to beat out Ximena Velasquez in points due to disqualification, and tonight will decide who wins Block B and punch their ticket to Pain for Pride.

Persephone: Does that mean we can stop having an infestation of bitch on Voltage. The ones assigned to Voltage are plenty enough for me. 

James Peters: Umm…both the women in this match both represent Voltage.

Persephone: Seriously? Damn it! That means I’ll have to see both these idiots

Rich Russillo: Right now Hikari Kanno has herself in a very good position going into this match. We have said on multiple occasions that Hikari Kanno was one of the favorites in her Block and she has proven it by being the leader of her block.

James Peters: As you mentioned, she is in a very good position within her block, but her situation at the moment is intense. As we mentioned on Dynasty while the Block A winner was finalized Serenity Valdez also got herself a victory, tying Hikari in points. If Hikari wins this match, and she punches her ticket to Pain for Pride. Simple as that. She’s dangerous, but her opponent is no pushover. Hikari better not get too cocky.

(Hikari keeps her stone cold gaze as she enters the ring and takes her corner as her entrance music fades off. Seconds later, “CALLING” by Siam Dream starts to play as Haruka Kashimashi enters the arena to loud cheers from the crowd while she heads to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing her opponent! From Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Weighing 128 pounds. Here is “THE PRODIGIOUS VALKYRIE” HARUKA KASHIMASHI!

Rich Russillo: Here comes the opposition. This young lady has been trying to make a name for herself in the Land of the Elitists. She’s had a little bit of a struggle, but what a way to break out of that funk and get the momentum rolling by beating a former Tag Team Champion.

Persephone: Do you really think she has a shot to win this thing? Yeah right. Her chances of winning this match are about as good as you getting a date.

James Peters: That’s right. Anything can happen in EAW and tonight could be Haruka’s night. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have enough points to advance to the finals at Pain for Pride, but she can certainly play the role of the spoiler. If Haruka pulls off the victory here tonight, she could really hurt or even kill Hikari’s chances of making the final round. Haruka has all the capabilities of winning this match, but can she pull it off? We’re about to find out.

(Haruka enters the ring and takes her place in the opposite corner from her opponent as her music fades off. The referee checks both competitors before walking back to the center of the ring and calling for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: Referee calls for the bell and here we go. Final match of the Iconic Cup block matches. How will be the winner? Will it be Hikari Kanno or will it be Haruka Hashimashi? Both ladies meet in the center of the ring and we have a lockup.

Rich Russillo: Haruka uses that small size advantage in her favor and turns Hikari into a side headlock. Haruka needs to make sure that she doesn’t let the inexperience she has in comparison to Hikari show or that will spell the end for her.

Persephone: Can either of these two even spell. They might be able to fight like ugly barbarians, but I think they are both lacking in the brains department.

James Peters: Haruka has the headlock on tight, but Kanno is throwing shots into her side. She finally breaks the lock and whips her to the ropes. Haruka rebounds AND BOTH WOMEN GO FOR SHOULDER BLOCKS BUT WE HAVE A STALEMATE!

Rich Russillo: Haruka throws a forearm and it sends Hikari back. Haruka keeps firing forearms into her face and now Hikari is leaning on the ropes. Haruka runs full speed to clothesline Hikari over the top–

James Peters: HIKARI DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE AND SHE BACK DROPS HARUKA OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE ARENA FLOOR– 

Persephone: No she didn’t. She landed on the apron and prevented me from seeing an annoying pain in the ass just splat on the floor. Damn it! Don’t start all this reversal shit. 

James Peters: Hikari turns around and fires a forearm of her own and it staggers Haruka a bit. Hikari goes for a shoulder tackle between the ropes, BUT HARUKA SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE BETWEEN HIKARI’S LEGS!

Rich Russillo: Hikari was caught off guard with that one. Just as she gets out of the ropes. HARUKA DELIVERS A DROPKICK TO HIKARI’S BACK AND THAT SENDS HIKARI OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CRASHING TO THE FLOOR!

Persephone: It’s nice to see somebody crash and burn, but it just wasn’t as satisfying as somebody getting busted open. Get with the program and get me interested in this match because this is already a snoozefest. 

James Peters: Hikari is slowly making it back to her feet, but look at Haruka! HARUKA HITS THE ROPES AND RUNS FULL SPEED BEFORE SHE JUMPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TAKES HIKARI DOWN WITH A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA! WHAT A HIGH RISK MOVE FROM HARUKA!

Rich Russillo: Hikari crashes to the mat once again! Haruka has had control of this match since almost the very beginning. This is a surprise from the Voltage rookie. 

James Peters: She is looking to make a name for herself and managing to defeat a former Tag Team Champion in Hikari Kanno is certainly a way to do it. Haruka brings Hikari up and SHE JUST SMASHES HER FACE AGAINST THE RING APRON!

Persephone: Yeah, but it won’t exactly improve her looks, so go ahead and smash her face a few more times. Ugh. Nevermind. Haruka just rolled Hikari back into the ring. Way to ruin my fun.

James Peters: Hikari is back in the ring and Haruka quickly follows. Now Haruka makes her way to the second rope and waits for Hikari to get back to her feet. Hikari finally makes it back up AND HARUKA JUMPS FROM THE TURNBUCKLE AND TAKES HIKARI BACK DOWN WITH A SLINGBLADE FROM THE SECOND ROPE! 

Rich Russillo: THAT SHOT CAUGHT HIKARI RIGHT ON THE THROAT! HIKARI BACK DOWN AND HARUKA SCRAMBLES INTO THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH! HARUKA HOOKS THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOO–

James Peters: HIKARI KICKS OUT RIGHT AFTER TWO! It’s going to take more than that to put someone as experienced as Hikari Kanno down for a three count. Haruka brings Hikari back up to her feet AND SHE HAS TURNED INTO HARUKA’S PERSONAL PUNCHING BAG!

Rich Russillo: LOOK AT THE JABS BEING FIRED TO THE BODY AND IN THE FACE! HIKARI SURPRISINGLY ON SPAGHETTI LEGS AS IT’S BOXING PRACTICE FOR HARUKA! HIKARI COULD BE OUT ON HER FEET AFTER THOSE SHOTS!

Persephone: She’s not out. That look is just natural for her. She always looks dazed and confused, but I think she’s had enough. About time she finally did something in this match.

James Peters: HIKARI GRABS THE FIST AND SPINS HARUKA AROUND! HIKARI WITH A SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE NECK! NOW HIKARI IS GOING FOR A BACK SUPLEX, BUT HARUKA LANDS ON HER FEET!

Rich Russillo: Hikari spins around and Haruka with a kick to the gut! Hikari with her head down and Haruka looks to be going for a powerbomb but instead Hikari is lifted overhead!

James Peters: Hikari has her legs around Haruka’s waist. Haruka has the arms locked. HARUKA LOOKING FOR A GORY BOMB–

Rich Russillo: HIKARI SLIDES OUT OF THE GORY BOMB AND SHE FIRES AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HARUKA’S HEAD! HARUKA STAGGERED AND HIKARI GRABS HER HEAD AND PLANTS HARUKA DOWN WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!

Persephone: I still defend the statement of neither of these bitches having brains in their heads. That’s why it takes so many shots to the head to have any effect. It is what it is I guess. 

James Peters: Just shows that in a matter of seconds that the tide of the match can turn in any direction. Hikari back up to her feet AND SHE DROPS THE ELBOW RIGHT ACROSS HARUKA’S NECK! GEEZ! YOU CAN HEAR HARUKA COUGHING AND HACKING AFTER THAT MOVE!

Rich Russillo: That is one of Hikari’s specialties. Torturing the head and shoulder area to make her arsenal more effective. What Hikari is doing now is what Haruka needs to avoid as much as possible.

Persephone: What they both need to avoid is stretching out this match longer than necessary. Just get the job done and leave. They’ve already been in the ring too long if you ask me. Just hurry up already. 

James Peters: The match is just getting started, so just stop complaining. Now Hikari is not going for the cover. Instead she is bringing Haruka back to her feet and puts her in a hammerlock. HIKARI RUNS FULL SPEED AND SENDS HARUKA SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!

Rich Russillo: Haruka grimacing a little after that move as she steps back, BUT SHE IS CAUGHT AROUND THE WAIST BY HIKARI WHO LIFTS HER UP AND PLANTS HER WITH THE GERMAN SUPLEX! HARUKA’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND HIKARI BRIDGES UP FOR THE PIN!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWOOO!!

TTTTHHHHHHRRRRR-

James Peters: HARUKA KICKS OUT AFTER TWO! Some resiliency being shown by Haruka in this match and she needs to regain the momentum that she had earlier in this match before it’s too late.

Persephone: Believe me, it’s too late for everything. Her offense. This match to be any good. My patience to be at full power. You get what I am saying?

James Peters: Yes. You are being extremely whiny tonight. What’s the matter, Seph? :mjlol:

Persephone: Shut the fuck up. Gawd. I hate you sometimes, you dumb bastard. You can just be a pompous asshole when you want to be. Drives me crazy. 

Rich Russillo: Hikari is now in her favorite place of attack by just going after the joints and body of her opponent in order to just destroy them. Hikari is back up AND SHE DROPS THE POINT OF HER ELBOW INTO THE BACK OF HARUKA’S NECK!

James Peters: AND ANOTHER ELBOW INTO HARUKA’S SHOULDER! THE SAME SHOULDER THAT HIKARI SENT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE EARLIER! LISTEN TO THE YELP OF PAIN COME FROM HARUKA!

Rich Russillo: Look at the smile on Hikari’s face. She loves this. She loves the thrill of competition, but she also loves breaking down her opponents just as much and that desire has only got stronger since breaking away from Miku Sakai.

Persephone: I always knew something wasn’t right with her in the head, but if it means that the match will end sooner, then I can tolerate it. Now Hikari the sadistic bitch picks up Haruka the other bitch and snapmares her over.

James Peters: Hikari hits the ropes AND DELIVERS A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE ALREADY DAMAGED SHOULDER AND NECK! Haruka down, but not for long as Hikari brings up Haruka and kicks her.

Rich Russillo: Haruka in the suplex position as Hikari puts her on the top rope. Haruka dangling on the ropes AS HIKARI SPINS OUT AND PLANTS HARUKA WITH THE DRAGON SCREW NECK WHIP! HARUKA GOT PLANTED HARD TO THE MAT AND HIKARI GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!

James Peters: HARUKA KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE! WITH ONE DAMAGED SHOULDER, SHE STILL MUSTERS THE STRENGTH TO KICK OUT!  But Hikari is without a doubt nowhere near through.

Persephone: You sure about that? I mean we can end it all right now if we wanted to. Come on, ref, just call for the bell and end the match. Of course not. The match continues.

Rich Russillo: Hikari now grabs the legs and spins around. HIKARI GOING FOR A FIGURE FOUR–

James Peters: HARUKA MANAGES TO THROW A JAB INTO HIKARI’S GUT! THAT SLOWED HER FOR A SECOND AND HARUKA FIRES ANOTHER ONE! THIS TIME IT DOUBLES HIKARI OVER! HARUKA TAKES THAT OPPORTUNITY AND GRABS HIKARI’S HEAD AND ROLLS HER UP! INSIDE CRADLE!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHRRRRRRREEEEEE!!

Rich Russillo: HIKARI KICKS OUT AT TWO! HARUKA ALMOST STOLE THE MATCH RIGHT THERE! Hikari didn’t like that and she goes to drop another elbow–

James Peters: HARUKA ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AND HIKARI FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS! HARUKA DRAGGING HERSELF TO THE ROPES TO GET A LITTLE BREATHER–

Persephone: But here comes Hikari Dikari Dock bringing Haruka Salt back to her feet, but of course we have another counter with Haruka dropping down with a jawbreaker. All this resiliency crap is really annoying. Can’t we cut Voltage to like 30 minutes and maybe 2 matches?

James Peters: No. Even if they did, you would still find a way to complain about the show being too long. Now Haruka slowly back to her feet after that jawbreaker counter, but here comes Hikari back again–

Rich Russillo: HEADBUTT! HARUKA COUNTERED WITH A HEADBUTT AND THAT HAS GOT TO MAKE HER EYES WATER! SHE HAS ONE DAMAGED ARM, BUT SHE IS GETTING FIRED UP!

James Peters: Haruka trying to work more feeling into that left shoulder before she runs at full speed AND SHE TAKES HIKARI DOWN WITH THAT RUNNING METEORA! HARUKA USING HER GOOD ARM AND FIRING SHOTS INTO THE FACE OF HIKARI KANNO! HIKARI BLOCKING AS MANY SHOTS AS SHE CAN! 

Rich Russillo: Look at the fire coming from Haruka! Haruka brings Hikari up and whips her into the turnbuckle BEFORE HITTING HER WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT IN THE CORNER! 

Persephone: Good for her. Yeah, she’s building up some offense, but how far is it going to get her? Remember that this bitch only has one working arm.

James Peters: We’ve seen many competitors with disadvantages like Haruka has now come back and won the match. Speaking of coming back, Haruka with a front facelock on Hikari. Haruka musters the strength in that injured shoulder and grabs Hikari’s leg.

Rich Russillo: Hikari is up AND HARUKA JUST DROPS HER WITH THE FISHERMAN’S BUSTER! SHE CALLS THAT UNRAVEL AND HIKARI WAS PLANTED RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD! THAT COULD BE IT RIGHT HERE! HARUKA SCRAMBLES INTO THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHRRRRRREEEEEE!

James Peters: HIKARI KICKS OUT! HIKARI KANNO GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT AS THE REFEREE WAS COMING DOWN FOR THE THREE AND HARUKA CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

Persephone: It’s always amusing that all these dumbasses get this look of shock and stupidity on their face when a big move of theirs doesn’t work and win them the match. How about you idiots stop looking so stupid and just get the job done. It isn’t that hard. 

Rich Russillo: Winning a match is easier said than done. But Haruka is getting back on the attack. Haruka gets Hikari back to her feet and whips her to the ropes, BUT HIKARI REVERSES AND SENDS HARUKA TO THE ROPES!

James Peters: Haruka rebounds AND HARUKA GOING FOR THE SQUID GAME OCTOPUS HOLD, BUT HIKARI SPINS HER OUT AND HARUKA LANDS ON HER FEET! HARUKA GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT HIKARI DUCKS IT! 

Rich Russillo: HIKARI CHANGES COURSE AND DELIVERS A THRUST KICK RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE! HARUKA MIGHT BE ON DREAM STREET RIGHT NOW AFTER THAT! HIKARI HITS THE ROPES ONCE MORE AND GOES FOR A BIG BOOT–

James Peters: HARUKA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND COUNTERS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! WHAT A COUNTER FROM HARUKA!

Persephone: Yeah yeah. Another counter. What else is new around here? But that Haruka bitch snaps Hikari bitch over before hitting the ropes. Is this that Penalty Kick of hers that she is going for?

James Peters: That’s right, Seph! HARUKA IS GOING FOR THE SUNKISSED RHODONITE! HARUKA HITS THE ROPES AND RUNS AT FULL SPEED! HARUKA GOING FOR THE KICK!

Rich Russillo: BUT HIKARI FALLS BACK AND HARUKA MISSED! HIKARI BACK UP TO HER FEET AND HARUKA CHANGES COURSE, BUT SHE RUNS RIGHT INTO HIKARI’S KNEE! WHAT A KNEE STRIKE FROM HIKARI! THAT CAUGHT HARUKA RIGHT IN THE JAW!

James Peters: HIKARI HAS HARUKA UP AND SHE IS GOING FOR THE BRIGHTSTAR URANAGE SLAM! HIKARI HAD HER UP, BUT HARUKA WITH ELBOW AFTER ELBOW TO THE HEAD BEFORE SHE FINALLY BREAKS FREE!

Persephone: Another counter. What else is new? They do all these reversals just to drive me crazy and prevent me from dreaming about being in bed next to my Sexy Rexy as I–

James Peters: Please don’t continue. We’ve heard enough. HARUKA JUST DROPPED HIKARI WITH THE LITTLE ENGINE! FIREMAN’S CARRY FACEBUSTER CONNECTS AND HIKARI LANDS HARD ON THE MAT!

Rich Russillo: HIKARI PLANTED FACE FIRST AND NOW HARUKA DRAGS HER TO THE CORNER AND MAKES HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE! HARUKA IS READY TO FINISH THIS MATCH AND GET THE BIGGEST WIN OF HER CAREER! HIKARI IS STILL DOWN AND HARUKA IS LOOKING TO HIT HER PHOENIX SPLASH! HARUKA FLIES! PRODIGIOUS LANDING ON THE WAY–

James Peters: AND IT DOES NOT CONNECT! HIKARI ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND AND HARUKA JUST CRASHES AND BURNS ON THE MAT! THAT WAS NOT A GOOD LANDING AT ALL!

Persephone: That was not a “Prodigious Landing” at all. Of course something like that would happen. Not a shocker in the slightest. If at first you don’t succeed, high flying is not for you. When will these idiots learn that lesson?

James Peters: HIKARI QUICKLY BACK UP TO HER FEET AND SHE ISN’T GOING TO WAIT ONE SECOND LONGER! SHE PULLS HARUKA TO HER AND LOCKS IN THE AUSWAHLEN! PAINFUL SUBMISSION MOVE RIGHT HERE!

Rich Russillo: HARUKA IS FIGHTING IT, BUT SHE IS TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE ROPES! SHE NEEDS TO FIND ANOTHER WAY OUT OF IT! LISTEN TO HARUKA IN PAIN AS HIKARI WRENCHES ON HER HEAD AND NECK! SHE’S STILL TRYING TO CLAW HER WAY TO THE ROPES–

James Peters: BUT THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH FOR HARUKA AND SHE GIVES IT UP! HARUKA TAPS OUT AND THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘As Long As I Love’ starts playing again as Hikari lets the submission hold go and gets off of Haruka as the crowd boos.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner BY SUBMISSION! HIKARI KANNO!

(The referee raises Hikari’s arm in victory for a quick second before she snatches her arm away in disgust as she exits the ring.)

James Peters: What a match. What a great way to end the Block matches of the Iconic Cup. I couldn’t think of a better way to end this stage of the Iconic Cup. 

Rich Russillo: These two ladies showed why they are rising stars and continue to show why exactly they have found so much success in their careers so far. It was great to be able to witness the growth of skills within both these athletes.

James Peters: That’s right Rich. Haruka had the match won and was close on a few occasions in the match, but it was the experience edge of high level competition that Hikari Kanno has that pushed her over the top and gave her the win.

Persephone: If it means that these two losers will get the hell out of here and I don’t have to see them again, then I am glad the match is over and there is finally a winner after such a LOOOOOOONNNNNNG match. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a nap. Let’s end the show now. 

James Peters: Haruka showed in this match that she is still a star on the rise with her performance in this match, but Hikari Kanno once again showed why she is such a threat in the ring. With that win, Hikari has officially won her Block and advanced to the finals getting herself a trip to Las Vegas and Pain For Pride. Congratulations to Hikari, and ladies and gentlemen it is official! At Pain for Pride, it will be Block A Winner Harper Lee against Block B Winner Hikari Kanno in the final match of the Iconic Cup. What a match that will be! We will be right back with more Voltage action right after this.

(The final shot shows Hikari standing at the top of the entrance ramp with a confident look on her face as she looks down at her defeated opponent as Haruka is sitting in the corner with a sad look on her face as the camera cuts to commercial.)

(Commercial for MMA classes featuring Lucas Johnson.)

(Sunday Night Voltage fades back into a shot of the Luanda Multisports Pavillion where the EAW Universe in attendance tonight is on its feet for what’s next in what has already been a jam-packed show up to this point. It takes a moment, but sooner rather than later they are met with the sounds of ‘Loser’ by Charles Hamilton which begins to blast through the PA system of the arena. Surprisingly, compared to the usual reaction, the crowd begins to erupt into absolutely thunderous boos, knowing exactly who he is and the disgusting actions he pulled the previous week. The camera goes over to show Danny Tanner making his way out from the backstage area finally, with his attitude somehow worse than what it was the last time we saw him. It’s not a blank, emotionless stare this time for him, rather more of an angry pissed-off expression with his head bowed down and ever so slightly twitching. He closes his eyes, trying to take a few deep breaths to collect himself, but shakes his head violently in frustration afterward before then beginning to make his way down the ramp and towards the ring.)

Stephie Love: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… DANNY TANNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: I refuse to believe this is Danny Tanner. The last time we saw him nearly two months ago he was an innocent saint, who would do anything for the one that he called his best friend Candice Blair. Now he comes back, and he brutally attacks her with absolutely no remorse. What snapped inside that brain of his to do what he did last week on Voltage? I’m more confused than anything because he would’ve taken a bullet for her!

James Peters: I honestly could’ve given you an answer, but that’s why Danny’s here tonight… or at least what’s left of him. I’m going to be honest right now, he looks like an absolute mess. Sure that’s how it was before, we know that everything that happened before his sudden disappearance really did a number on him, but this… I just don’t have any words. I guess we’re just going to have to see what he’ll have to say and most importantly, how Candice will respond. 

Persephone: You guys are actually stupid, it’s not that hard to see that Danny has finally grown a pair, getting sick of the fact that the only thing he’s been known for is a virgin. I fucking hate the dude, but at least it’s an improvement and for the most part… bearable. Not like I’m going to feel any sympathy for Candice anyway.

(Danny begins to trudge up the steel steps and onto the apron. From there he enters the ring and when he makes his way toward the center, he can’t help but look up and take a peek at the fans who continue to boo him relentlessly. It’s something that he’s not exactly used to, but in the end, it doesn’t seem like he cares much for it at this point, having more important things on his mind right now. He makes his way over to the edge of the ring and yells at the timekeeper to give him a microphone, snatching it away quickly and into his possession before making his way back over to the center of the ring. ‘Loser’ begins to come to a close while the crowd’s chants begin to take over from there.)

Crowd: CANDICE! CANDICE! CANDICE! CANDICE! CANDICE!

(Danny, upon hearing her name, rubs his face with his hands. Before quickly bringing his microphone up to his mouth while he paces back and forth quickly.)

Danny Tanner: SHUT UP.

(The crowd then starts to boo again, who would’ve thought that would’ve been the first words that Danny Tanner spoke in ages.)

Danny Tanner: All of you chant for her, you show your admiration and appreciation for her. But let me ask you, WHAT ABOUT ME? WHERE’S MY ADMIRATION? WHERE’S MY APPRECIATION? BECAUSE AFTER EVERYTHING I’VE HAD TO GO THROUGH, I THINK I DESERVE THAT MUCH AT THE VERY LEAST. 

(Danny closes his eyes and once again attempts to calm himself down, jumping around while he continues to pace around the ring. The crowd doesn’t seem all that fazed or sympathetic towards Danny even after all of that.)

Danny Tanner: None of you understand what I’ve had to go through, not just in EAW, but my entire life as a whole. For 30 years I was pushed to the ground and spit on, all because of what? Because I was a ‘virgin’ they said? Because I never kissed a girl? WHEN HAS THAT EVER STOPPED ANYONE? All I wanted to do was live my dream, I did EVERYTHING to even come close to being in the position that I am today. From wrestling in backyards, to working endless 9-5’s just to buy a pack of ramen, to cleaning the toilets in the Performance Center. WAS THAT NOT ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOU? Well… apparently not. Because as soon as they caved, as soon as they gave me that contract and signed me, do you know what happened? I didn’t walk in and everything was all sunshine and rainbows, no, I was still treated like a piece of shit. You ADORE people like The Woogieman, but heaven forbid Danny Tanner. People walk in and out of this company every day, but Danny Tanner? Oh man, don’t even get me FUCKING started on him. I got stepped over and beaten down and nobody batted an eye, nobody felt sympathy… until I met… Candice… or… at least I thought. 

(Danny takes his microphone and presses it against his temple, if his frustration hadn’t already reached its boiling point, it sure was getting there. He was venting YEARS worth of frustration, even beyond his time in EAW, it was clear he was taking all of this very seriously.)

Danny Tanner: Candice held out her hand, but even then it wasn’t by choice. She helped me because she needed to, because that STUPID lottery just so happened to pair the two of us together. It’s funny how I can’t even get that, a friend, all I ask for. But no one’s been sympathetic, no one, I’ve only been treated like a laughing stock and NOTHING has changed about that. Yet each and every one of you CONTINUE to verbally berate me, I should be irate, but honestly what each of you are doing now by booing me is the same thing that everyone else has done in my life… so honestly, what should I expect? But yes, a friend, let’s pretend that Candice was a true friend to me, LIKE SHE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME. I don’t know how I fell for that… that whole facade about being a saint, an activist that helps people… how did I not see this beforehand. Because she wasn’t doing anything for me in fact she was just treating me like some sort of pet project. She was doing everything that everyone else was doing and the only reason I let that slide was because she was hot, she had blonde hair, she had curves, and she had five pints of silicone injected straight into her chest. She’s nothing to me now, nothing to me but a disgusting, little prick tease who SHOULD HAVE JUST BENT OVER AND LET ME FUCK HER. THAT’S ALL HER STUPID FUCKING FAMILY IS GOOD FOR ANYWAY. 

(The crowd begins to die down to a murmur after hearing what Danny had said. They can’t believe he would go that far but right now Danny doesn’t really give a damn. He’s uncensored, unfiltered, and nobody is going to stop him… unless they’re going to intervene. Ultimately, that is exactly what happens with ‘Diva’ by Beyoncé beginning to blast through the speakers of the arena. Danny shouts in anger upon hearing the theme while the crowd in attendance tonight roars into a chorus of cheers. The camera goes over to show Candice Blair quickly making her way out from the backstage area and to the ring. She is honestly in disbelief right now and looks more set on calming the entire situation down while she has the chance. She just spent weeks searching for him anyway, it’s apparent that she just wants her friend back right now Commentary, after what Danny had just said, is absolutely speechless, even Persephone, and lets Candice enter the ring without saying a word. ‘Diva’ begins to come to a close from there while Candice holds a microphone in her hand.)

Candice Blair: Danny I… I just don’t understand. I know I’ve done some things wrong and I haven’t been short on owning up to that, but I have never gone out of my way to purposely drag you through the mud. You’re my best friend and I wouldn’t have spent a month looking for you, begging each and every week just to hear that you’re okay, if I didn’t actually care about you. I know I should be mad about what happened, but knowing everything that you’ve had to go through I’m not. I… just want my best friend back-

Danny Tanner: No.

(Candice is silenced and honestly taken aback. Truth be told Danny has never had this much confidence before and seeing him like this is something that people are just going to have to get adjusted to. Candice tries to open her mouth again, but Danny beats her to the punch.)

Danny Tanner: I’m done being your “best friend” if that’s what you want to call it. I’m done with anything regarding you and honestly, I just want you to get the fuck away. Not just from me, but from this entire company if you know what’s good for you. You have done NOTHING but entertain everyone and everything that they’ve been saying about me and you are just as much of a reason as they are as to why I did what I did. I could’ve come back, acted all goody goody to you, but where would that get me? I know, IT WOULD GET ME ON A LEASH. I’d be doing the same rinse and repeat bullshit that ate me alive to begin with and I DON’T WANT THAT. DON’T YOU GET IT? WHY DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND ME CANDICE? 

(Candice dips her head down in sadness, she would’ve never known Danny was thinking this about her and she feels bad more than anything else.)

Danny Tanner: LOOK AT ME WHEN I’M SPEAKING TO YOU. 

(Danny swipes at the throat of Candice and clutches it, pushing her backward and forcing her back against the corner, choking her. Candice’s eyes widen while sputtering, trying to catch her breath but Danny continues to squeeze down on her.)

Danny Tanner: DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I’VE HAD TO SACRIFICE FOR YOU? WHAT I’VE DONE OUT OF THE KINDNESS OF MY HEART? WHEN YOU GOT INJURED, WHO WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK YOUR PLACE AND DEFENDED YOU? WHO WAS THE ONE THAT CALLED YOU EVERY SINGLE FUCKING DAY ASKING IF YOU WERE OKAY? DO YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT IN RETURN CANDICE? DO YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT IN FUCKING RETURN??? YOU CAME BACK AND THE ONLY THING YOU DID WAS EMBARRASS ME. NOT JUST IN FRONT OF THESE FANS, BUT IN FRONT OF MY ENTIRE FAMILY TREE. YOU ARE WHY I AM WHO I AM. LOOK AT THE MONSTER YOU CREATED. WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS TO ME CANDICE???

(Ultimately, Candice can’t take this anymore, and she’s reduced to tears. While the crowd looks absolutely shocked right now, in utter silence while some cry out for this madness to stop. Danny’s cold demeanor doesn’t change.)

Danny Tanner: CRY, YEAH CRY. NOW YOU KNOW HOW I FELT. YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A WHORE, AND YOU DESERVE THE WORST. I HOPE YOU DIE.

(Danny finally lets go of her throat, before turning around and storming away. Candice crumbles down to a seated position, clutching her throat in pain while sniffling heavily. She’s shaking, scared, and confused, and curls up into a fetal position in the corner after everything that just happened. Nobody has said anything, you could hear a pin drop. The only audible sound is Danny’s footsteps as he quickly makes his way up the ramp, and the last shot of Sunday Night Voltage before commercial is him disappearing through the backstage area, while this scene which could’ve been ripped straight from a horror movie… finally comes to a close.)

(Commercial for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, featuring Limmy Monaghan, the biggest Star Wars fan.)

(The camera cuts back to ringside then to the center of the ring where Bella Braxton is smiling and standing, ready to announce the next Voltage match.)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is a special SIX PERSON TRIOS WARFARE MATCH! It is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(“Nothing Helps” by ONE OK ROCK starts to play as the trio of Wildcard, Robyn Valentine, and Mary S. Atlas make their way to the ring. The crowd is giving this team a very mixed reaction. Mary is loved by the fans everywhere she goes. Wildcard and Robyn? Not so much.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Making their way to the ring. Here is the team of WILDCARD, ROBYN VALENTINE, AND MARY S. ATLAS!

James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Voltage. Right now we have a very interesting matchup coming up. Six person Trios Warfare tag team match on the way. From first glance for the line up for both teams, it looks like we have a case of….

Persephone: Do not say what I think you are going to say. Shit, that line has been used way too many times this season that I’m not surprised that it’s dead. I heard that the higher ups were going to make that line into a shirt for the fans.

James Peters: Fine. How about Battle of the Sexes? Is that alright with you, Seph?

Persephone: No. But it’s not as nauseating. Battle of the Sexes? More like bitches vs. bastards. Team one is the blonde bitch, the spoiled bitch, and the psycho bitch. 

Rich Russillo: This match has six of Voltage’s most up and coming stars in this match. With Pain for Pride about three weeks away, these competitors are looking to do anything and everything they can to make sure they get on the Pain for Pride card and earn themselves a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to have the bright lights on them.

(The first team has entered the ring and take their corner as the music fades off. Seconds later,”Ready To Die” by The Notorious B.I.G. starts to play as Lucas Johnson, Shane Gates, and Ruler make their way to the ring to loud boos from the crowd. The boos aren’t necessarily Ruler’s fault, but nobody on this team is exactly the most popular on the roster.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing their opponents. At a total combined weight of 658 pounds. Here is the team of LUCAS JOHNSON, SHANE GATES, AND RULER!

James Peters: Here comes the opposition. A very experienced trio coming down to the ring which includes the Number One Contender for the New Breed Title in Ruler. Shane and Lucas want to make their case for Pain for Pride while Ruler looks to build up momentum towards his eventual title match with Alex Myers.

Persephone: Team Bastard is more accurate. We have the Dead Bastard, the Delusional Bastard, and the Weird Bastard. This match is going to be so boring.

Rich Russillo: It might be boring to you, but for the six people who are going to be in the ring, this match is to show the world what exactly they are capable of before we reach Sin City in three weeks. 

(The opposing team enters the ring and looks to start a fight with the ladies. The referee gets in between the two teams and orders the guys to get to their corner as the music fades off. After a moment, both teams are in their respective corners and the referee calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: Bell has rung and here we go. Six vastly different personalities in this match and they are just deciding on who is going to start the match. It looks like it’s going to be Lucas Johnson for the men and Mary S. Atlas for the women. We have a lockup in the center of the ring.

Persephone: Does there really need to be tagging in and out? It would be much more entertaining and much quicker if they are all in the ring together. What do you guys think?

James Peters: I think you should just accept the fact that it probably won’t be a short match and just enjoy this match. Lucas uses his size advantage and takes Mary down with a shoulder tackle. 

Rich Russillo: Lucas is going to try and use some of his MMA training right now as he brings Mary back to her feet and starts throwing jab after jab into her face. Lucas locks the wrist and HE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT MARY DUCKS IT AND COUNTERS WITH A SIDE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!

James Peters: Creative counter from Mary and delivering kicks to the back of Lucas before dragging him into her team’s corner and making the tag.

(TAG!)

Rich Russillo: This is going to be good. Wildcard gets the tag and she looks ready to hurt somebody. Nothing new there.

Persephone: This is going to be great. This psycho Wildcard looks bigger and stronger than the whole other team. She’s going to run right through them. I might get my short match after all. :mjlol:

James Peters: Wildcard is one of the strongest women on Voltage and possibly EAW as a whole. Mary has a hold of the head as WILDCARD DROPS THE ELBOW ACROSS THE SMALL OF THE BACK AS MARY LEAVES THE RING!

Rich Russillo: Wildcard looks ready to fight AND HOLY CRAP! WILD CARD JUST HOISTS LUCAS BY THE BACK OF HIS TRUNKS AND BRINGS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET! WHAT POWER FROM THE WILDCARD!

Persephone: BAHAHAHAHAHA! The psycho just gave Lucas a wedgie. Oh that’s hilarious. I bet it isn’t the first time in his life that something like that has happened to him. Oh, I can’t breathe.

James Peters: Might be a peaceful match after all. Lucas whipped into the corner. Wildcard runs in AND LUCAS CATCHES HER WITH AN ELBOW TO THE FACE! Lucas climbs to the top turnbuckle–

Rich Russillo: LUCAS WAS GOING TO FLY BUT WILDCARD CAUGHT HIM AND THROWS HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING! THIS WOMAN IS A SCARY POWERHOUSE! LUCAS CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED AND HE LOOKS TO TAG OUT!

(TAG!)

James Peters: Look who is in the match now! Shane Gates has tagged into the match and this is almost a dream type matchup. The scariest man on the team in Shane Gates against perhaps the scariest woman on the team in Wildcard. What a fight this will be.

Persephone: Dream? In what world? This matchup was a damn nightmare brewed up in the fiery pits of hell or the hardened dirt of the graveyard. Shane should know. He’s died like six times while he’s been here. 

James Peters: We have a staredown right now in the ring and what is Wildcard doing? SHE IS CHALLENGING SHANE GATES TO A TEST OF STRENGTH! THIS WOMAN HAS A SCREW LOOSE BUT SHE HAS NO FEAR AT ALL!

Rich Russillo: SHANE IS GOING TO OBLIGE AND WE HAVE A TEST OF STRENGTH IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! THIS IS ACTUALLY A VERY EVEN MATCH BETWEEN THESE TWO–

James Peters: SHANE WITH A KICK TO THE GUT AND AND HE TAKES WILDCARD DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Shane pulls Wildcard back up and brings her back down with a suplex. Shane now has the advantage as he hits the ropes and drops the leg across Wildcard’s throat.

Persephone: If this dead guy finally did something right for once and broke her voice box, I would be completely fine with that. One less moron to hear every week. Music to my ears.

James Peters: Shane wouldn’t mind that either since he loves causing pain around her. He’s one of the most sadistic people on the roster and he drags Wildcard by the hair to his corner and makes the tag.

(TAG!) 

Rich Russillo: Ruler tags in and he climbs up to the top rope. Wildcard brought back to her feet AND RULER JUMPS AND TAKES WILDCARD DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM THE TOP ROPE! WILDCARD IS DOWN AND RULER GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOO-

James Peters: RULER ALMOST GETS A TWO COUNT, BUT WILDCARD THROWS HIM OFF OF HER AND HE SPLATS ON THE MAT! Ruler quickly goes back on the attack and is throwing lefts and rights across the face of Wildcard.

Persephone: One of these days we’re going to find a wrestler who doubles as a plastic surgeon to make everybody on this roster look a little better. It might be this yard stick. Who knows? Maybe he’ll punch her pretty or something. :mjlol:

Rich Russillo: If Wildcard ever hears you, I hate to think what she would do to you. But Wildcard shoves Ruler off of her and Wildcard sweeps Ruler’s legs and he lands with the back of his head smacking hard against the mat. 

James Peters: Wildcard brings Ruler back to his feet and Wildcard snap suplexes Ruler towards her corner and Robyn is itching to get the tag. Wildcard brings Ruler over and gives Robyn a look.

Robyn Valentine: (off-mic) Come on, bestie! Tag me in! 

Wildcard: (off-mic) Screw off! 

(TAG!)

James Peters: Wildcard tags Mary back into the match. Mary hits the ropes AND TAKES RULER DOWN WITH A BICYCLE KICK TO THE FACE! RULER IS DOWN AND MARY GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHRRRRRRRRRR–

Rich Russillo: RULER POWERS OUT AT TWO! BUT MARY STAYS ON THE ATTACK WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HIS NECK! Ruler makes it to his knees AND MARY FIRES OFF A BUZZSAW KICK–

James Peters: BUT RULER DUCKS IT AND SWEEPS THE LEGS OUT FROM UNDER MARY AND TAKING HER DOWN! Ruler makes it back to his feet and whips Mary to the corner and tags in Lucas! 

(TAG!)

Rich Russillo: Lucas Johnson back into the match as he runs to the corner AND CATCHES MARY ACROSS THE THROAT WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! MARY STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER AND LUCAS TAKES HER DOWN WITH A NICE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

Persephone: This delusional weirdo Lucas is throwing Mary McBlondeBimbo around like a ragdoll. Fitting because she has the IQ of a ragdoll too. Actually the ragdoll might be smarter because there is actually something filling the ragdoll’s head.

James Peters: Lucas still has hold of Mary’s waist AND HERE WE GO! WE HAVE A CLASSIC GATOR ROLL GOING ON RIGHT NOW! ROUND AND ROUND THEY GO! WHERE LUCAS STOPS, NOBODY KNOWS!

Rich Russillo: MARY IS GETTING DIZZIER BY THE SECOND AND LUCAS FINALLY STOPS THE GATOR ROLL! Lucas still has hold of Mary’s waist and he is showing some power of his own and THROWS MARY BACK DOWN WITH A GERMAN! BOY DID SHE LAND ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD!

Persephone: Don’t say things like that because it will make his already big ego even more inflated than it already is. But Lucas keeps the hold and bridges up for the pin. Will this moron be smart enough to end this match? Come on!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!

James Peters: MARY GETS HER SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THREE!! 

Persephone: DAMN IT! I KNEW THAT IDIOT COULDN’T GET IT DONE! Now this match has to continue.

Rich Russillo: Lucas brings Mary up and drags her to his corner! Mary desperately needs to make a tag, but it won’t happen now because Shane Gates tags back in.

(TAG!)

James Peters: Shane Gates back in and delivers a kick to Mary’s gut. Shane with a facelock and hoists Mary in the air! LOOK AT THE POWER OF SHANE GATES! MARY HAS BEEN UP IN THE AIR FOR A WHILE BEFORE SHANE BRINGS HER DOWN WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX! 

Rich Russillo: Mary is down and SHANE HITS THE ROPES! SHANE GOING FOR A RUNNING SENTON BUT MARY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND SHANE FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS!

James Peters: THIS MIGHT BE MARY’S CHANCE! Mary needs to make a tag in the very worst way as she drags herself to her corner, BUT SHANE CUTS MARY OFF AND GRABS HER LEG! MARY JUST HOPPING ON ONE FOOT!

Persephone: Mary finally had a few brain cells click together and she catches Shane in the side of the head with an enzuigiri. The blonde bimbo is free and she has almost made it to the corner to make this match go even longer–

(TAG!)

James Peters: MARY MAKES THE TAG AND ROBYN FINALLY GETS INTO THE MATCH! ROBYN RUNS OVER TO THE CORNER AND DELIVERS A DROPKICK TO LUCAS’ ANKLE AND SENDS HIM OFF THE APRON! 

Rich Russillo: RULER TAKES A SWING AT ROBYN AND ROBYN TAKES HIM OFF THE APRON WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! ROBYN IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW! SHE HAS BEEN ITCHING TO GET INTO THIS MATCH AND SHE’S FINALLY IN!

Persephone: Do not use the phrase on fire unless someone around here is actually smoldering in flames. That’s false excitement and that will just piss me off. Unless we’re going to set someone on fire. 

James Peters: Shane has made it back to his feet and Robyn comes running full speed AND SHE JUST CLOTHESLINES SHANE RIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HE CRASHES TO THE FLOOR!

Rich Russillo: Ruler and Lucas go to check on Shane, BUT HERE COMES MARY AND WILDCARD LOOKING TO EVEN THE ODDS TO MAKE SURE NOTHING GOES ON! WE HAVE A STARE DOWN AT THE VOLTAGE CORRAL! 

James Peters: BUT NONE OF THEM SEE ROBYN RIGHT NOW RUNNING FULL SPEED THROUGH THE ROPES! ROBYN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE AND SHE TAKES EVERYBODY OUT ON THE OUTSIDE! WHAT A MOVE BY ROBYN VALENTINE!

Persephone: Who knew? The little princess can be more than just a big mouth and a spoiled brat. She can fight and she can be decent at bowling for morons. :mjlol:

Rich Russillo: Robyn grabs Shane and rolls him back into the ring. Shane is slowly making it back to his feet and ROBYN SPRINGS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND SHANE IS TAKEN DOWN WITH A FLYING FOREARM! ROBYN GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRREEEEEE–

James Peters: SHANE GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE AND ROBYN LETS OUT A SQUEAL OF FRUSTRATION!

Persephone: HOLY SHIT! I hate it when she does that. I take back everything halfway decent I said about this spoiled bitch. Someone needs to break her vocal cords so I never have to hear that loud scream ever again!

Rich Russillo: At least she isn’t throwing any temper tantrums right now, so it’s showing that Robyn is maturing as a competitor. She is mustering her strength and she drags Shane to her corner and tags Wildcard back into the match!

(TAG!)

James Peters: Wildcard back into the match. Robyn tosses Shane to Wildcard AND WILDCARD HAS SHANE IN THE AIR! MILITARY PRESS BY WILDCARD! ANOTHER FEAT OF STRENGTH BY THE POWERFUL WILDCARD!

Persephone: Too bad this bitch isn’t playing with a full deck. But if this power of her ends the match sooner, then that’s fine with me as she just drops Dead Man Shane with the Gorilla Slam.

James Peters: Shane landed hard on his back and Wildcard picks him up and whips him into the corner. WILDCARD RUNNING FULL SPEED AND SHE SMASHES SHANE IN THE CORNER WITH A STANDING CANNONBALL!

Rich Russillo: Shane Gates falls sitting back into the corner and Wildcard backs up. Wildcard slapping her thigh BEFORE SHE RUNS FULL SPEED AGAIN TO THE CORNER! WILDCARD GOING FOR HER RUNNING HAM SLAM–

James Peters: BUT SHANE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND AND WILDCARD FINDS NOTHING BUT THE TURNBUCKLE! SHANE QUICKLY BACK TO HIS FEET AND HE SETS WILDCARD ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

Persephone: Damn. We should be lucky that the turnbuckle didn’t break after that move. But now the Dead Guy has the Psycho Wildcard Bitch on his shoulders–

James Peters: THIS HAS JUST BEEN A SHOW OF POWER BETWEEN THESE TWO! SHANE HAS WILDCARD UP AND HE JUST DROPS HER WITH THE HEARTLESS DEMISE! SHANE GOT ALL OF THE MUSCLE BUSTER AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!

TTHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEE!!

Rich Russillo: ROBYN VALENTINE COMES IN AND BREAKS UP THE PINFALL! BUT HERE COMES LUCAS JOHNSON AND HE SPEARS ROBYN AND THEY BRAWL THEIR WAY OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE FLOOR!

James Peters: Shane Gates brings Wildcard back to her feet and whips her to the corner and tags Ruler back into the match.

(TAG!)

Rich Russillo: The Number One Contender to the New Breed Title is back into the ring and he takes Wildcard down with a suplex. Now Ruler makes his way back to the top rope and Wildcard is still down.

James Peters: RULER JUMPS FROM THE TOP ROPE AND HITS THE FROG SPLASH AND BOY DID HE GET ALL OF IT! RULER TAKES ADVANTAGE AND GOES FOR THE COVER! WILL THIS PUT WILDCARD AWAY?

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!

Persephone: DAMN IT! She got the shoulder up and this match must continue. Why is it taking so long to put one of these dumbasses away?

James Peters: Do I really need to answer that?

Persephone: Since I know exactly what you are going to say, I would prefer if you didn’t so I can keep what’s left of my sanity.

James Peters: But it is true. Wildcard is showing the tenacity that will take her far in this business. Right now, Ruler is waiting for Wildcard to get back to her feet in hopes of finishing her off. 

Rich Russillo: RULER GRABS WILDCARD’S HEAD AND HE’S LOOKING FOR THE WILL OF NICHOLAS! EVENFLOW DDT ON THE WAY–

James Peters: WILDCARD WITH POSSIBLY HER LAST BIT OF STRENGTH LIFTS RULER UP IN THE AIR AND THROWS HIM OFF OF HER! 

Rich Russillo: RULER IS MAKING IT BACK TO HIS FEET AND WILDCARD HITS THE ROPES AND SHE JUST CLOBBERS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL! WHAT A SHOT! THAT MIGHT HAVE KNOCKED A FEW TEETH OUT RIGHT THERE!

James Peters: RULER IS ON DREAM STREET AND WILDCARD IS WAITING FOR RULER TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET TO FINISH THIS MATCH FOR GOOD. WILDCARD IS LIKE A PREDATOR READY TO STRI–

(TAG!)

Rich Russillo: MARY S. ATLAS JUST TAGGED HERSELF IN? WILDCARD HAS A LOOK OF SHOCK ON HER FACE AND CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED AS MARY GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!

Persephone: Ruler kicks out before three, but what the fuck was that dumb bitch Mary thinking? This match was moments away from being over and she pulled that stunt. What is going through that head of hers? I can tell you! NOTHING!

James Peters: I guess we can chalk it up to adrenaline and overexcitement, but what we noticed during the cover is that during that moment of confusion, Shane Gates pulled Wildcard out of the ring and now the two of them are out on the floor fighting.

Rich Russillo: Now Mary brings Ruler back to his feet AND RULER CATCHES HER A BODYSLAM BEFORE LIFTING HER BACK UP AND PLANTING HER WITH A POWERBOMB!

James Peters: NOW RULER MAKES HIS WAY ONCE AGAIN GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! MARY ISN’T MOVING AND RULER JUMPS FROM THE TOP ROPE! SENTON BOMB ON THE WAY!

Rich Russillo: BUT MARY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND RULER FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS! NOT A GOOD LANDING BUT RULER IS BACK TO HIS FEET BUT HE TURNS RIGHT INTO THE CUTTER CULTURE FROM MARY! 

James Peters: RKO STYLE CUTTER FROM MARY PLANTS RULER AND NOW SHE LOOKS READY TO FINISH RULER OFF! MARY IS CALLING FOR RULER TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET! MARY MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR THE HEADSHOT SUPERKICK! SHE WANTS TO SEND RULER’S HEAD INTO THE FIFTH ROW!

Persephone: Oh gawd, I hope so. Come on, bitch! Break your dumb blonde attitude and do something right. Take his head off and end this match for good. Don’t you ruin this for me you moron! 

Rich Russillo: RULER SLOWLY MAKES IT BACK TO HIS FEET! MARY FIRES OFF THE SUPERKICK! GOING FOR THE HEADSHOT, BUT RULER DUCKS IT AND THE LAST MOMENT! MARY SPINS OUT AND LOSES HER BALANCE—

James Peters:BUT RULER CATCHES HER AND PULLS MARY BACK AND HAS HER SET UP! RULER SWINGS AND JUST PLANTS MARY WITH THE BLOODRAYNE MAKER! MARY PLANTED FACE FIRST WITH THAT STO! HAS MARY MET HER MAKER? SHE MIGHT HAVE AS RULER HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!

THHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Legacy” by Eminem starts playing as the crowd gives a mixed reaction of Ruler picking up the victory. Ruler rolls off of Mary as he makes it back to his feet.)

Bella Braxton: Here are your winners! LUCAS JOHNSON, SHANE GATES, AND RULER!

James Peters: Amazing six person matchup we just witnessed. Everybody came to this match to show up and show out and that’s exactly what they did. In the end it was Ruler who picked up the fall and a huge victory for his team. This win helps Ruler build a little more momentum towards his eventual title match with Alex Myers.

(Shane quickly rolls back into the ring, tired and fatigued, while the referee raises his and Ruler’s arms in victory. The referee then quickly rolls out of the ring, realizing that the fight between Robyn Valentine and Lucas Johnson still continues on the outside.)

Rich Russillo: I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY HOW THIS WAS A GOOD MATCH BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE BRAWL BETWEEN ROBYN AND LUCAS CONTINUES! THEY BOTH HAVE A MATCH NEXT WEEK YET IT’S CLEAR THAT THE TWO OF THEM ARE NOT GOING TO WAIT UNTIL THEN! LUCAS SENDS A RIGHT! BEFORE ROBYN SENDS A RIGHT BACK! LUCAS GOES FOR A KNEE STRIKE- BUT ROBYN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE TAKING LUCAS DOWN WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! LUCAS GETS BACK UP, ONLY FOR ROBYN TO GRAB HIM FROM BEHIND AND RAM HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! 

James Peters: LUCAS SENDS A BACK ELBOW TOWARDS THE BRIDGE OF ROBYN’S NOSE WHICH FORCES HER BACK, BEFORE HE GRABS A HOLD OF HER AND PUSHES HER UP AGAINST THE RINGPOST! ROBYN TUMBLES DOWN TO THE GROUND BEFORE LUCAS STEPS FORWARD AND SENDS A KICK TOWARDS HER ABDOMEN THIS TIME! LUCAS NOW GRABS HER, SHE’S LOOKING TO LIFT HER UP AND DROP HER ONTO THE RINGMAT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!- BUT ROBYN MANAGES TO LAND BEHIND HIM BEFORE TURNING HIM AROUND AND SENDING A FIST TOWARDS HER FACE AS THE TWO ENGAGE IN A FISTFIGHT ONCE MORE! THIS IS MADNESS!

Persephone: Fine by me. Let them beat the hell out of each other. Better yet, let them kill each other. Just means that there are two less people on Voltage. 

(The referee continues to try and break up the fight between Robyn and Lucas, trying to call out more officials to give him a hand, but it’s clear he’s having a hard time right now. Meanwhile, inside the ring, Shane rolls out and makes his leave with a simple shrug of the shoulders while Ruler leans against the ropes, trying to get his bearings. Outside the ring, Wildcard has gotten back up to her feet with an angry and disgusted look on her face while looking down at Mary.)

Rich Russillo: You have to think that Wildcard is not happy about the defeat. She and the rest of her team put up a hell of a fight, but it just wasn’t enough. Nothing to hold your head in shame about. Just keep going and improve.

(Mary slowly starts making it back to her feet and just as she gets standing, Wildcard comes up from behind and clobbers Mary in the back of the head.)

James Peters: MARY GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET BUT WILDCARD NAILS HER WITH A PUNCH TO THE NOSE! WHAT THE HELL IS WILDCARD DOING?! I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT SHE’S MAD BUT TAKING IT OUT ON HER OWN PARTNER IS SICK! WILDCARD MOUNTS ON TOP OF MARY AS SHE LAYS DOWN REPEATED PUNCHES TOWARDS HER FACE! MARY TRIES TO DEFEND HERSELF BUT RIGHT NOW IT’S PROVING TO BE A CHALLENGE ESPECIALLY AFTER EVERYTHING SHE’S HAD TO GO THROUGH IN THIS MATCH TONIGHT!

Persephone: Bahahahaha! This is awesome! I knew all the people on Voltage secretly hate each other and this just proves it. Every person for themself.

Rich Russillo: MARY MANAGES TO SHOVE HER AWAY AND FORCE HERSELF BACK UP TO HER FEET! SHE RUNS FORWARD AND ATTEMPTS A BULLDOG- BUT THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE AND THAT GIVES WILDCARD THE ADVANTAGE, KEEPING HER UP IN THE AIR BEFORE SLAMMING HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS! MARY ATTEMPTS TO GET UP AGAIN- BUT WILDCARD STEPS FORWARD AND SENDS A KICK TOWARDS HER FACE TO KEEP HER DOWN ON THE MAT! 

James Peters: WILDCARD ISN’T DONE AS SHE STOMPS DOWN ON HER REPEATEDLY BEFORE LIFTING HER UP… CONNECTING WITH ‘LOVE LETTER’! THE JAWBREAKER TAKES MARY DOWN TO THE MAT AND KNOCKS HER OUT COLD! THIS IS SICK! THIS IS TWISTED! HAVEN’T YOU ALREADY MADE YOUR STATEMENT???

(Wildcard gets back to her feet and has a sadistic smile on her face, as she begins to make her way up the ramp. Mary S. Atlas is now down at ringside as an official is seen checking on her.)

Rich Russillo: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HER? I don’t know what the hell this is about but I highly doubt this will be the end between these two. Mary won’t be taking that attack lightly and this will not be the last time we see Wildcard and Mary in the same ring. 

(Ruler stands alone in the middle of the ring, and ‘Voices’ by Motionless in White suddenly begins to play, causing the crowd to immediately explode into cheers as Ruler stares up the entrance ramp. After a few seconds, Alex Myers begins making their way down the entrance ramp with their New Breed Championship.)

James Peters: Hold on, what is Alex Myers doing out here? I know they and Ruler have had their issues and more importantly will be facing off for the New Breed Championship, but I didn’t expect this one bit!

Rich Russillo: I can’t say I expected it either, but I sure do welcome it! What does Alex have to say??

(As Rich says this, the camera reveals that there is a microphone in Alex’s hand. Alex makes it to the bottom of the ramp, looking at Ruler. Both Elitists are silent for a few seconds, before Alex suddenly starts clapping with a sarcastic smirk on their face.)

Alex Myers: Congratulations, Ruler! You did it, you actually won! Great job carrying dead weight like Shane Gates and Lucas Johnson to a victory, I didn’t think you had it in you!

(Ruler doesn’t react at all to Alex mocking him, and instead he just stares at the New Breed Champion as Alex finally stops the applause.)

Alex Myers: Now just so we’re on the same page, before you go on another one of your rants about how things always go your way, you do know that things are going to be different at Pain for Pride, right? Winning a match like you did tonight is nothing compared to the effort it’ll take to defeat me and take my Championship at Pain for Pride. I went through hell trying to make it to this title and I’m sure you know that already, but just in case you forgot let me remind you what I had to do. I had to throw my own best friend into a pool of electric eels in order to make it to this title, and I don’t care how much history we have. You don’t get to just come along and take something I literally had to put my blood, sweat and tears into earning. 

(Alex Myers finally enters the ring, and in the meantime, Ruler is handed a microphone from an official. Ruler walks back up to Alex, and a smirk appears on his face.)

Ruler: That was cute and all, but if you’re as good as you claim to be, then you’ll be good enough to gain another opportunity down the line!

James Peters: OH AND I DON’T THINK ALEX LIKED THAT ONE, AS THEY THROW THEIR MICROPHONE AWAY AND GRAB THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE TRYING TO SLAM IT INTO RULER’S FACE!!!!

Rich Russillo: RULER DUCKED UNDER IT THOUGH!!!! RULER AVOIDS THE TITLE SHOT BEFORE KICKING ALEX IN THE MIDSECTION, AND NOW THERE’S THE BLOODRAYNE MAKER!!!!

James Peters: NO! RULER ISN’T ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE FINISHER AS ALEX PUSHES RULER AWAY, AND NOW THESE TWO ARE ON EVEN GROUND AS THEY GO AT ONE ANOTHER AND BEGIN PUNCHING AWAY!!!! THESE TWO ARE GOING AT ONE ANOTHER AND ALEX SWINGS AT RULER, BUT RULER DUCKS UNDER IT AND NOW THESE TWO SRE LOCKING UP!!! WE HAVE A LOCKUP BETWEEN ALEX AND RULER AS THESE TWO ELITISTS TRY TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND BEFORR PAIN FOR PRIDE, WHERE THE NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE ON THE LINE!!!!

Persephone: A LOCKUP? Really??? This isn’t even a match!

Rich Russillo: That’s not just something done during matches, they’re both trying to overpower the other and thanks to that they’re both struggling!

James Peters: Ruler almost overpowers Alex, but Alex is standing their ground and trying to push Ruler to the corner! These two have so much history and now we’re seeing them- WAIT! WHAT??? WHAT JUST HAPPENED?????

Rich Russillo: BOTH ALEX MYERS AND RULER WERE TAKEN DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE- AND IS THAT AURORA MONROE???? AURORA MONROE FROM SHOWDOWN, SHE JUST TOOK DOWN ALEX MYERS AND RULER WITH ONE DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!!! WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED????

(The crowd explodes into a huge mixed reaction as the camera pans up away from Alex and Ruler on the mat, revealing Aurora Monroe, who has a smirk on her face. After a few seconds, Aurora picks up one of the fallen microphones before finally beginning to speak.)

Aurora Monroe: Surprise, guess which match is a triple threat now?

James Peters: WHAT???

(The crowd once again explodes into a mixed reaction, and Aurora is amused by all of the confusion.)

Aurora Monroe: Hurricane Hawk informed me last night that I’d be getting a New Breed Championship match at the biggest show of the year thanks to how I replied Showdown in the New Era Classic. I just decided to let the cat out of the bag in my own way, and send you two a little message.

(With the crowd still full of excitement, Aurora picks up Alex’s New Breed Championship before raising it in the air, inviting both more cheers, and more boos.)

James Peters: …. WHAT???

Rich Russillo: What did we just witness!?!!!?

Persephone: Some nobody from Showdown attacking the nobodies from Voltage and Dynasty before announcing that she’s in the New Breed Championship match. Why is this exciting exactly?

James Peters: Because it’s Aurora Monroe, Ruler, and Alex Myers all in one match! This is going to be fantastic, and I can’t wait to see how this is going to go! I had no idea that this was how the New Breed Championship picture at Pain for Pride would look just one week ago, but I am so excited!

Rich Russillo: An already exciting match just became even bigger, and if Alex and Ruler are not careful, the woman standing above them right now might just become the New Breed Champion.

(The camera shows one more shot of Alex Myers and Ruler both down on the mat, before showing a shot of Aurora Monroe, standing over them with the title. From there, Voltage fades away from ringside.)

[SCREENBAR – Stillwater, Oklahoma]

(Voltage fades to Stillwater, Oklahoma. More specifically, at the ranch and home of the National Elite Champion, Donovan Duke. Last week on Voltage Donovan had to leave the arena because of a phone call he received, revealing that something happened to his father. The National Elite Champion is standing outside of his front door, making his first appearance since that phone call despite not being at the arena for Voltage tonight, and unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to be in a very good mood. There is a very somber look on Donovan Duke’s face as he looks at the camera, and after a few seconds, Donovan begins to speak.)

Donovan Duke: The first thing that I want to do right now is apologize to everyone. I know I disappointed a lot of people with my actions, and that’s obviously not something I ever want to do. If there’s anyone that doesn’t already know, I kind of abandoned Voltage last week before I even had a chance to finish my interview, and now I’m not even there in Luanda for Voltage this week. As the National Elite Champion I know that more is expected from me, and it’s disappointing that I’m currently unable to live up to those expectations. I really wish that I could be there, but since I can’t, I think it’s only right that I explain why, and tell you all why I had to run off so early last week.

(Donovan stops, taking a deep breath before continuing, knowing that it’ll take a lot out of him saying what he needs to say.)

Donovan Duke: When I showed up to Voltage last week, I had no intentions of leaving early or abandoning the show in any way. That’s not the type of person I am and it’s not the type of Champion I’d like to be. My goal has always been to show everyone that I can be a great fighting Champion. I even faced off against Mr. DEDEDE because I wanted to prove him wrong about me, but some things are more important than wrestling, and it turns out somewhere down the line I actually lost sight of that. I’ll always love this business, and I’ll always do whatever I can to prove myself and give everyone the best version of myself that I can bring, but as you all know, I got a very personal phone call, and after I heard what happened, unfortunately there was just no way I could stay. It was way too important, which is why I didn’t waste any time and left as soon as I could. The call was from my mother, and she called to tell me that something happened to my father. What happened was that he got into an accident. After hearing about what happened I knew that I had to get home as fast as I could, but… I was too late. I didn’t make it home in time to say goodbye.

(Donovan is clearly hurt by this, and can’t bring himself to continue speaking, instead needing to take a second as he thinks about the whole situation. His father obviously meant a lot to him, and losing family members, especially parents, will hurt for most people. Donovan finally shakes his head, and basically forces himself to continue speaking.)

Donovan Duke: I’m going to spare you all the details of the situation, but unfortunately, my father passed away. That’s why I’m not here this week. For the past week I’ve been spending time with my family over here, mourning the loss of the patriarch of the family. It’s been devastating, especially because I can’t exactly say things have always been smooth between us. Quite the opposite, actually. In recent years the relationship between me and my family has been pretty rocky because of my dream to pursue professional wrestling. Because of that strain I haven’t actually been able to keep in touch with them as much as I should’ve, especially my father. I really can’t stress enough how important it is that you keep a close relationship with your family, especially your parents, because you really never know when it’ll be the last time you ever see them. I can’t go back and fix my mistakes, and now it’s going to haunt me forever knowing that I couldn’t even say goodbye, especially since my father is the one that taught me about work ethic and perseverance in the first place. Granted, he hoped I’d become a doctor instead of a wrestler.

(Donovan manages to force just a ghost of a smile as he says this.)

Donovan Duke: Well needless to say, while being with my family I’ve had a lot of things hit me all at once. I guess it hadn’t really hit me until then just how much time had passed, but during all that missed time I’ve missed the births of a niece and nephew, and as disappointing as it is not having missed so much, I’m glad I can say that I’m there for them now. I’ll always be grateful for having the chance to chase my dream and become a Champion in the biggest wrestling promotion on the planet, but right now I feel like I might be better off at home. Someone’s going to have to step into my father’s shoes and take care of the ranch after all, and there’s just no way my mother could do that on her own. I could never leave her with that responsibility while I have the option to do something. I know, all this time I’ve been fighting like Hell to prove that I’m a worthy Champion, and I still want to be a worthy Champion, but while I was out there trying to show the world what I was capable of, I was missing calls, not returning texts, and so much more. My life was changing and I had no idea because I was never there, and those are regrets I’ll always have now. I actually never even got the chance to return my father’s last text, and that’s another thing that’ll continue to haunt me. I’m really grateful for the EAW Universe for your outpouring love and support throughout all of this, and right now I have some decisions I need to make. Next week you all will see me again, and when I’m back on Voltage, I’ll reveal what decision I’ve made.

(As Donovan Duke says his goodbye, the camera begins to fade away from the ranch in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and to the backstage area of the Luanda Multisports Pavillion in Luanda, Angola, where Voltage is currently being held. As Voltage makes it to the backstage area, Sofia Clarke is seen with Ryan Wilson, and as soon as Ryan is seen on the screen all of the fans in the arena begin to boo very loudly. Ryan Wilson and Sofia are in front of a screen which allowed the two to see what Donovan had to say just a few moments ago, and Ryan Wilson just looks disgusted at the whole situation.)

Sofia Clarke: Ryan, as we all know you and Donovan Duke have had issues going back all the way before Grand Rampage. It looked like you wanted the National Elite Championship, but after what Donovan had to say, there’s really no telling what will happen now. Do you have any thoughts?

(Ryan Wilson just looks at Sofia, almost in disbelief that she’d even ask a question like that.)

Ryan Wilson: Do I have any thoughts? Really? OF COURSE I HAVE THOUGHTS! How could I not have thoughts after watching that? Did that really seem normal to you? Any of you? Because I see right through Donovan Duke and I don’t like what I’m seeing at all. I don’t know what the rest of you just saw in that video, but what I saw was an emotional little midget who is milking this shit for all it’s worth, and as far as I’m concerned that makes Donovan Duke the worst kind of person. The fact that he’d actually go this far, I don’t know if I should call it pathetic, disgusting, or both. What kind of Champion- no, what kind of man is that? What kind of pussy would really use an actual tragedy just to get out of a match against me?

(Sofia Clarke is clearly not entirely comfortable with Ryan’s reaction, knowing how personal Donovan Duke’s reason for not being at Voltage was, but she remains calm as she responds.)

Sofia Clarke: Ryan, as of right now no match has been made official for the National Elite Championship.

Ryan Wilson: Yes. I know. Did you really think I didn’t know that? Obviously no match has been made official yet thanks to our “Champion” being a coward, but this is Pain for Pride. It’s the biggest show of the year. Do you really think Captain Charisma would let Pain for Pride go without a National Elite Championship match? He’ll make sure that title is defended one way or another. Whether or not Donovan stops being a bitch and crying about his stupid father, who’s probably better off in the grave anyway seeing the coward his son has become, remains to be seen, but I’m getting my Championship match whether he’s on board or not. I didn’t go this entire season bringing everything I had to the table just to be robbed of an opportunity at the biggest show of the year because the National Elite Champion is too scared to do his job and defend his title. If there’s anything I’ve earned after the season I’ve had, it’s a shot at becoming Champion. I’ve been busting my ass and putting on my best performances ever time and time again in high profile match after high profile match. I came into my own as a wrestler this season, so tell me, do you really think that after all of this, I’m just going to let Donovan run away with what should be MY Championship???

Ryan Wilson: Actually don’t even answer that, the answer is far too obvious. No. I’m not letting Donovan run away from a fight just because his dad bit the dust. That National Elite Championship is going to be on the line at Pain for Pride, and I’m going to finally get what I deserve as I win a Championship at the biggest show of the year for the second year in a row! If Donovan Duke wants to sit back at his stupid ranch and miss out on it, then he’s just going to have to give up his title and stop wasting everyone’s time, because Pain for Pride is way too close for him to pull a stunt like this. People are buying tickets to Pain for Pride expecting a fight, expecting to see the National Elite Championship on the line, so what is he waiting for? Who cares how many calls or texts he missed? Give the title up, or give me my match, those are the options here!

(Sofia Clarke doesn’t even know how to respond to such an insane rant this time, but fortunately for her she doesn’t have to, because the Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma has walked into the area, and it appears that he heard everything Ryan had to say. Captain Charisma walks up to Ryan, and he isn’t amused one bit by what Ryan Wilson had to say.)

Captain Charisma: Ryan, if there’s one thing I won’t tolerate it’s you ranting about a title match knowing what Donovan is going through right now. You want a title match, I get that, but do you really think now is the right time for this? Do you really think there’s ever an appropriate time for you to act like this? Donovan Duke has been the perfect example of a fighting Champion since he won the title and you know that. The only thing that’s pathetic is for you to pretend otherwise right after a member of Donovan’s family just passed away, and I wouldn’t blame Donovan one bit if he slapped the absolute shit out of you as soon as he returns to Voltage next week.

(Ryan Wilson is clearly insulted by this, seemingly in disbelief of how Captain Charisma responded to what he had to say. Ryan quickly goes to respond to the Commissioner..)

Ryan Wilson: All I did was-

(…But Captain Charisma just raises his hand towards Ryan Wilson, cutting him off. Captain Charisma is clearly annoyed, and the last thing he wants is to hear Ryan Wilson try to justify the horrible things he said about Donovan Duke.)

Captain Charisma: Just shut up, I don’t need to hear it. Regardless of my own personal feelings about the situation there’s one thing you were right about, and that’s that I can’t allow the biggest show of the year to go without a National Elite Championship match. That wouldn’t be fair to anybody, so I can assure you that with or without Donovan, the National Elite Championship will be defended at Pain for Pride…. And yes Ryan, you’re more than welcome to be part of that match.

(Captain Charisma leaves the area, and this leaves Sofia Clarke, and Ryan Wilson who now has a grin on his face, having finally gotten the opportunity he was looking for. Ryan takes a second, before finally looking back at Sofia Clarke.)

Ryan Wilson: Like I said. I am the next National Elite Champion.

(With a satisfied look on his face Ryan Wilson begins walking away from the area as the crowd continues to boo extremely loudly. Sofia Clarke just looks at the camera, not really knowing what else is left to say after all of that, and from there Voltage fades away from backstage.)

(Soon, the camera would begin to fade back to the ringside area, panning around the arena to display all of the crowd in the arena. They remain seated as the Voltage-colored lighting would briefly light them up for the camera, before eventually, the color would change. Alongside the lighting change, ‘Mona Lisa’ by Lil Wayne ft. Kendrick Lamar would soon hit the speakers, with the crowd reaction almost immediately jumping to boos. People are visibly seen giving thumbs down’s, while others in the Luanda Multisports Pavillion go to even more rude efforts to voice their displeasure with Cleopatra – this being a reaction she’s used to, alongside mixed tractions – as she would begin to walk out through the curtains. Alongside a jacket and a vest, the camera would pan up revealing a microphone in her hand, before eventually showing her face. She sports a smile, no doubt because of what happened last week, and even more obvious knowing it’s because she has something to say about it. Cleopatra would then pose on the top of the stage, the microphone remaining right by her side, before she would then begin to walk down the ramp that sports the moving Voltage LED graphics.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen… CLEOOOOPATRRAAAAA!!!!

James Peters: Here comes Elite Answers Wrestling Hall of Famer, Cleopatra – as we already know, she has something to say regarding her situation with Holly Arrow just seven days prior to today, and perhaps seven days prior to that! Just as a reminder, Cleopatra came down to the ring at Battle of Egypt to talk Pain For Pride business, especially regarding the ladder match that was taking place later on in the night, when Holly came down to the ring and issued a challenge. Initially Cleo turned down the offer, but after some poking and some prodding by the challenger, Cleo eventually attacked her following her match with Madison Kaline, and *accepted* the match on the spot!

Rich Russillo: All the while Madison and Amber fought in the ring, mind you! Holly got “blindsided” – pretty much outsmarted by Cleo – all the while she was distracted from the commotion in the ring. She hit Holly with the ‘Brutality’ Canadian Destroyer on the outside of the ring, laying her out completely, before accepting her challenge, which was completely a shock to many! Even I was outside of the ring just wondering what had happened, and I’m not an easy man to leave speechless in the slightest.

Persephone: Yes you are. 🙄

Rich Russillo: H-H-H-H-Hi m’lady.

Persephone: Wish I hadn’t said anything.

James Peters: But you ‘outta wonder, Rich; what did that attack DO to Holly? We already know she isn’t 100%, she admitted that herself, after being sidelined with a neck injury; and a Canadian Destroyer connecting on the STAGE isn’t going to help that in the slightest, is it? If I was Holly, I would absolutely look at that as a bullseye when it comes to her match with Cleopatra, because if she can do that on Voltage, there is absolutely a lot she can do at Pain For Pride.

Persephone: Good.

(Cleopatra would then begin to walk up the steel steps, before she enters the ring. She slowly walks to the center of the mat, rolling the microphone around in her hand as she scratches her head. Eventually, ‘Mona Lisa’ would fade out, and the crowd sounds would drown themselves. Cleo raises the microphone up to her lips…)

Cleopatra: I’m sure we are all aware of what transpired last week on Sunday Night Voltage, and I want everybody to know Holly Arrow had it coming. Before we jump to conclusions, and actions, allow me to explain myself; Holly Arrow has been in over her head. She has been in over her head ever since she issued her challenge against me back at Battle of Egypt. She has been in over her head since she interrupted me, and got upset when I simply told her the truth. And no, my mind hasn’t been changed. I still believe– know, I *know* Holly Arrow simply isn’t worth my time, not in the slightest, and it’s bordering on charity work that this match between us has even been considered by me, nevertheless put on the table, and accepted. I shouldn’t be stood here talking about her at Pain For Pride season, but she wanted it. Deluded, misguided – she wanted it, and there is absolutely no turning back now. She can’t go back on her challenge even if she wanted to, and that is what’s so great about it. She wanted this, but has no idea why I turned her down in the first place. This is way more than what she thinks is true, and what she thinks is false. 

Cleopatra: Holly wanted to talk about reminders, and I dished the ultimate reminder out last week on Voltage. I did all of that for one reason, and one reason only. I wanted to remind Holly exactly who the hell she’s dealing with, because as much as she wants to believe that she’s ready for all of this, and a match of this stature is going to be light work for her – “just another day in the office” – she is absolutely dead wrong. Holly Arrow is dealing with a new beast entirely. Not Andrea. Not Ms. Extreme. Not Madison Kaline. Cleopatra. If she really wants to step up to that new beast so badly, then I’ll happily satisfy her needs – but should Holly actually make it to Pain For Pride 15, all that is going to transpire is embarrassment and disappointment for her. I’m going to embarrass her in Sin City. I’m going to embarrass her at, not just her first Free-Per-View match back, but on the biggest stage of the year. Perhaps the biggest stage EAW has ever seen. And it’s not possible to deny that I can’t do it. It’s not feasible to say it won’t happen, because it will. I showed that exact fact last week. I, quite honestly, enjoyed wiping the smile off of Holly’s face on Voltage. I enjoyed knocking her off her proverbial high horse, by knocking her off her feet, and I absolutely enjoyed drilling her neck directly into the stage as if it was a piece of meat hitting the cutting board. And, at the end of the day, I could do it again. 

Cleopatra: I *will* do it again- 

(Before Cleopatra could finish her sentence, she would be cut off as ‘you should see me in a crown’ by Billie Eilish would hit the speakers. Simply based off of who is in the ring, and not general belovedness – the crowd would cheer as they hear Holly Arrow’s music hit the speakers, all turning their attention to the stage. However, Cleopatra wouldn’t. She’d roll her eyes, sighing, before turning her back to the stage and leaning on the top rope. The camera would soon pan over to the stage, as Holly Arrow is seen walking out of the curtains, also holding a microphone, and sporting a cropped Jake Smith hoodie, alongside a small rainbow flag hanging out of her jeans back pocket. Holly would be seen slightly tending to her neck due to Cleopatra’s attack, holding onto it for a few short seconds as she rolls her head in her hands.)

James Peters: Holly Arrow is here – and it’s safe to say she is absolutely NOT happy with Cleopatra. Whether it be because of what she’s saying, or because of the attack orchestrated by her just a week prior, it does not matter. She seems completely displeased, and perhaps rightfully so. Targeting an injury such as that is disgusting, however, Cleopatra has a point to get across to her, and I hope Holly realizes that. If not, it could spell disaster for her at Pain For Pride.

(Holly Arrow would walk up the steel steps, before slowly entering the ring. She looks across at Cleopatra, who has still yet to turn around…)

Holly Arrow: (off-mic) Look at me, bitch.

(The camera pans across to show Cleopatra, who gives an amused smirk in reaction. Though, after a number of seconds pass by, she would do exactly that – turn around and look at Holly. Holly would not be so amused, however, with a stern expression on her face. She would then raise the EAW-branded microphone up to her mouth and begin to speak.)

Holly Arrow: Quite frankly, Cleopatra, I don’t know what to say. I don’t know whether to be shocked, or pissed off right now, but as it stands it’s a combination of both. I mean, you couldn’t be making an even bigger mistake if you tried. For a multitude of reasons, you are making a huge mistake, and one of them is simply attacking me the way you did. I’m not sure why you got period-angry and felt the need to drill my skull into the ground just to get your “message across” but at the end of the day you did. And it pisses me off. It pisses me off more than you could actually imagine. More than you INTENDED, honestly. But, in the end, I got what I wanted. I may hate how I got it, but I did. I may have had to sleep my way through the next day, and get some nice massages from Jake Smith 😍 – all because you felt the need to punish me for calling you out, but I got the match that I wanted. You. A match against you, Cleo; a Hall of Famer at Pain For Pride. And believe me, I’m getting the last laugh. As a wise man has said; those who laugh last laugh best.

Holly Arrow: Because, at the very least, I know that you could never resist a match like this. As much as you want to cry about me not being “worth your time” and how you wish you were talking to someone else, you could NEVER resist a match like this. Because, to paraphrase what you said at Battle of Egypt, it wouldn’t be Pain For Pride without the Queen of the Nile! I mean, there was no other way you were going to get a spot on that show right? You should be thanking me. Instead you hated that truth. Which is what it is, the truth. You weren’t going to be at Pain For Pride. You were always going to accept my match. I was always going to get what I want. The only problem is, the aforementioned Hall of Famer that I was looking forward to facing, is a Hall of Famer that is completely underestimating who Holly Arrow actually is. Just like Madison Kaline, I’m like a “non-factor” to you. And, just like Madison Kaline, you’ll pay the price for it. I mean, you could’ve taken that as an example. You really could’ve read the room, but I guess if you want to suffer the same fate as Madison, it’s like totally okay, so be it. 

(Cleopatra slightly chuckles, knowing that Holly Arrow is absolutely annoyed through her fake grin following her rant.)

Cleopatra: I assure you, Holly, there’s not going to be any bullshit from Amber Keys that allows you to get the lucky 1-2-3 over me at Pain For Pride. Nothing that happened last week changes anything. You haven’t proven me wrong, you haven’t made me gasp and realize that everything I said was a fallacy. Nothing that happened against Madison Kaline changes ANYTHING. If you can’t accept that, that’s just straight-up delusion from your end, Holly. I’m sorry to break it to you, but you’re not the woman you think you are, and you’re not the Elitist you want to be. You’d need to be the BEST OF THE BEST in order to be a real threat to me, let alone actually defeat me. You’re not at that level yet. You’re not the upper echelon you want to be. Don’t take that as an insult either, Holly – because I’m sure you will. I love seeing the other women Elitists succeed, and start to establish a name for themselves. I love seeing people such as yourself set out on a journey to make their name known…

Cleopatra: But trying to do it at my expense? It’s the worst mistake YOU could make. And if you’re not careful…

(Cleopatra reaches up and pats Holly on the side of her neck, lightly.)

Cleopatra: You might just suffer another injury, one you *can’t* come back from.

(The EAW audience would ‘ooh’ and boo, as Holly Arrow looks down at Cleopatra. Holly is evidently getting more and more annoyed, and takes a step back, dropping her microphone. She places her hand over her face…)

James Peters: OH! AND HOLLY ARROW WITH A PUNCH TO CLEOPATRA!

Rich Russillo: HOLLY ARROW JUST HIT CLEOPATRA WITH A STRIKE TO THE HEAD, AND IT SEEMS CLEOPATRA WAS ABSOLUTELY EXPECTING IT! SHE DROPS HER MICROPHONE TOO, BEFORE RETURNING STRIKES TO HOLLY’S HEAD! THE TWO BEGIN TO TRADE PUNCHES IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, AS THIS SITUATION HAS COMPLETELY EXPLODED! TENSIONS ARE HIGH BETWEEN THESE TWO WOMEN!

James Peters: DAMN RIGHT IT HAS, RICH, AS THESE PUNCHES ARE ALL CONNECTING, AND NEITHER WOMAN IS HOLDING BACK! THEY’RE LOOKING TO MAME THE OTHER ELITIST, AS THE TWO OF THEM START TO BACK BETWEEN THE ROPES! HOLLY STARTS TO CLAW AT CLEOPATRA’S FACE, NEAR HER EYES, AS CLEO STARTS TO DISH OUT SOME PUNCHES TO THE GUT! BOTH WOMEN TUMBLE THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Rich Russillo: THIS FIGHT HAS BROKEN LOOSE AS THE TWO FALL TO THE OUTSIDE! THEY START TO GET BACK UP TO THEIR FEET, BEFORE TRADING STRIKES AGAIN! FOREARM SMASH FROM CLEOPATRA! A FOREARM IN RETURN FROM HOLLY ARROW! ANOTHER FOREARM SMASH IN RETALIATION FROM CLEO! ANOTHER FROM HOLLY! CLEO! HOLLY! CLEO! HOLLY! CLEO! HOLLY! HOLLY! HOLLY! H-

James Peters: BUT A KNEE TO THE STOMACH FROM CLEOPATRA DROPS HOLLY ARROW TO HER KNEES! CLEOPATRA WAS ABLE TO OUTSMART HOLLY AS SHE SWITCHES STRIKES AT THE VERY LAST SECOND, AND SWITCHES DIRECTION IN ORDER TO CATCH HOLLY OFF GUARD! THAT’S NOT ALL, THOUGH, AS CLEOPATRA IS ABOUT TO SET HER UP FOR THE ‘BRUTALITY’ CANADIAN DESTROYER, ON THE RAMP FOR A SECOND WEEK IN THE ROW! SHE REALLY IS GOING TO INJURE HOLLY YET AGAIN, JUST AS SHE FORETOLD MOMENTS AGO-

Rich Russillo: BUT HOLLY IS ABLE TO FLIP HER OFF! CLEO IS FORCED TO SLINGSHOT OVER HOLLY’S SHOULDERS, LANDING ON HER FEET, BEFORE TURNING AROUND… DIRECTLY INTO THE ‘FIST OF KHONSHU’ GOWAN LARIAT, TAKING HER DIRECTLY OFF HER FEET! HOLLY HAS GAINED THE UPPER HAND, NO DOUBT HER RAGE GUIDING HER THROUGH THIS RIGHT HERE! HOLLY ARROW GRABS ONTO CLEOPATRA BY HER WRISTS, DRAGGING HER FORWARD, BEFORE PULLING HER UP TO HER KNEES! HOLLY’S LOOKING TO HIT THAT KAMIGOYE KNEE STRIKE TO KNOCK CLEOPATRA OUT HERE, AS REVENGE FOR WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK! IT CONNECTS! ‘VELA-NOVA’ CONNECTS ON CLEOPATRA!

James Peters: DENIED! CLEO CATCHES HER KNEE, BEFORE SHE STARTS TO STAND BACK UP… SHE PUSHES HOLLY BACK –

**CRACK!** 

James Peters: – SPINE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! HOLLY FALLS TO HER KNEES SLOWLY, ALMOST INSTANTLY CLUTCHING ONTO HER PREVIOUSLY-INJURED NECK! CLEOPATRA NEEDS TO BE STOPPED BEFORE SHE DOES SOME REAL DAMAGE!

Persephone: Keep going. https://randomc.net/image/DEATH%20NOTE/DEATH%20NOTE%20-%2024%20-%20Large%2008.jpg

Rich Russillo: CLEOPATRA STANDS BACK UP, AND GRABS HOLLY BY HER HAIR, BEFORE DISHING OUT SOME HUGE FOREARM STRIKES TO THE BRIDGE OF HER SHOULDERS, UNDOUBTEDLY DOING SOME WHIPLASH DAMAGE TO HOLLY! THIS IS TOUGH!

James Peters: BUT SHE’S NOT DONE THERE, RICH! CLEOPATRA LIFTS HOLLY UP, BEFORE DRIVING HER DIRECTLY INTO THE STEEL STEPS! HOLLY GOES CRASHING INTO THE STEEL THAT THE TWO OF THEM WALKED UP, KNOCKING THE VERY TOP STEP OFF OF THE BOTTOM SHOWING HOW MUCH FORCE WAS PUT INTO IT! HOLLY HAS GOT TO BE OUT COLD, AS IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS SLAMMED INTO THOSE THINGS!

(The camera zooms in on Holly Arrow’s prone body, almost unconscious on the mat outside, holding onto the back of her neck. It then pans over to Cleopatra, holding onto her face due to the damage sustained to it, with a grin forming as she begins to back up the ramp. She gave Holly Arrow a warning, and capitalized on said warning – pleased with her behavior. The camera pans back over to a grounded Holly Arrow once more, before fading out to commercial break…) 

(Commercial for Morbius, now that it is back in theaters. Please don’t let it flop again.)

(Voltage fades back to ringside, as Bella Braxton is seen holding a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is a Cash In The Vault Preview scheduled FOR!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

( “REBOUND!” By JPEGMAFIA (ft. DATPIFFMAFIA) plays throughout the stadium as Jay Jerry Johnson slowly walks out to a mix of cheers and boos. The man is wearing the type of smile one would love to punch off on his face as he makes his way to the ring. ) 

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! Billed from Yokohama, Japan but residing in Chicago, Illinois! Weighing in at 198 pounds. He is The Immortal Exception; JAAAYYYYY JEERRRYYYY JJOOHHHNNNSSOONNNN!!!!!!! !!

James Peters: Coming off the biggest win of his career so far comes Jay Jerry Johnson, set to have a chance to be the next Cash in the Vault winner at Pain for Pride in just a few weeks’ time!

Rich Russillo: You can say what you want about the man but he is slowly making his way to the top, time will tell what he will do of this incredible opportunity. Tonight though, he has the opportunity to send a message to his rivals. 

( ‘Last Strike’ by Polo G begins to play up as Jon Kelton makes his way out from the backstage area. The man looks determined and focused, ready to lay waste to his opponent and leave with the win. )

Stephie Love: And his opponent from Dallas, Texas! Weighing in at 208 pounds he is “The Chosen One” JOOOON KELLLLTOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!

James Peters: Here comes the former New Breed Champion making his way to the ring and on a path that may very well lead him to a World Championship if he plays his cards right! 

Rich Russillo: Love him, or hate him the man has proven that one can go from the bottom of the barrel and make his way all the way up to the top! And at Pain for Pride, he has a chance to win his way to the biggest prize of them all! But he will have Jay Jerry Johnson to fend off just like he has to face him tonight.

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )


James Peters: And Here We GO! This Cash In The Vault Showcase is officially underway! Who will win? Voltage’s own Jay Jerry Johnson or Showdown’s Jon Kelton? We’re about to find out! 

Rich Russillo: Both opponents are meeting at the center of the ring with the referee not far away watching them on. Both men are almost nose to know, Kelton begins to talk smack at Johnson who begins to give him a piece of his mind as well! Both are getting heated as their foreheads are pressed against one another AND JOHNSON THROWS A BITCH SLAP AT KELTON!! 

Crowd: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!!

Rich Russillo: Jon looks to the side but doesn’t seem riled up AND HE THROWS A SLAP OF HIS OWN!!! 

Crowd: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!!

James Peters: AND SUDDENLY BOTH MEN ARE THROWING PUNCHES AT ONE ANOTHER AND THE CADENCE OF HITTING INCREASES WITH EACH PASSING SECOND! 

Rich Russillo: Jay Jerry Johnson taking the upper hand as he keeps on punching and Kelton is taking the blows slowly backing himself to the ropes! Jerry finishes with an elbow to the face followed with a quick Irish Whip! He steps to the center of the ring, he hops while Kelton goes low! Jon to the ropes as Jerry turns AND GETS TAKEN DOWN WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE! 

James Peters: Kelton looking down on Jerry who looks right back up both men staring each other up AND KELTON LAUGHS before stepping away letting Johnson get up. The arrogance from the former New Breed Champion as the official orders them to engage! They end up in a lock-up, Jay driving a knee up to Jon’s stomach breaking it and follows it with an ax handle to the back! 

Rich Russillo: Jerry with Jon’s head held between his hands THROWS A HEADBUTT that sends Kelton to a corner. He throws a boot to the chest of Jon before winding up for a p-KELTON REVERSES! JOHNSON IN THE CORNER NOW AND JON IS GOING TO TOWN AGAINST HIS OPPONENT!! A SLAP! A BACKHAND! A FIST THEN AN UPPERCUT!! 

James Peters: Kelton hops on the second rope about to throw down some hammers but Jay slips under and walks to the center of the ring waving a finger. Best focus on what’s behind you Jay AS KELTON SPINS HIM AROUND AND THROWS A KICK TO HIS SIDE AND ONE TO HIS CHEST SENDING HIM TO THE ROPES! Kelton about to strike at Johnson who slips between the ropes for some safety. His feet are inside but his upper body is out AND KELTON PUNCHES HIM HARD!! JOHNSON LEANS BACKWARDS GOING UPSIDE DOWN AND BACK STRAIGHT AND KELTON PUNCHES HIM AGAIN!! 

Rich Russillo: JAY LOOKS LIKE A BABY FOOT TABLE PLAYER GETTING SPINNED WITH THE HANDLE AS KELTON PUNCHES HIM AND HE GOES UPSIDE DOWN AND BACK UP AGAIN! KELTON MAKES IT HAPPEN FOUR TIMES BEFORE JOHNSON ENDS UP CRUMBLING OUTSIDE OF THE RING! 

James Peters: Johnson is slowly moving back to his feet as Kelton is stepping outside of the ring AND DRIVES AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HIS OPPONENT! Kelton pulls Jay up, BEFORE SMASHING HIS FACE ONTO THE RING APRON, THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING! JAY JERRY JOHNSON STUMBLES BACK AND NOW HE IS IN TROUBLE AS JON KELTON SENDS JAY BACK INTO THE RING!

Rich Russillo: The former New Breed Champion Kelton now throwing a stiff-looking forearm smash near the nose of Jay Jerry Johnson who backs away and against a corner. Kelton throws a few more elbows in before going for a roll following it with an ELBOW SMASH- NO! JAY JERRY JOHNSON AVOIDS IT!!! Jay turns around quickly, delivering a back kick to the gut before spinning to face Jon AND THROWING A HARD SLAP TO THE CHEST OF KELTON! And then he throws in some hard thrown chops!

James Peters: Jay then suddenly and very quickly grabs Kelton by an arm and whips him with a lot of strength straight into the opposite corner! Kelton slams into it chest first and slowly backpedal BUT GETS RAMMED INTO THE CORNER AGAIN WITH A DROPKICK TO HIS BACK AS TRIPLE JAY WAS CHARGING BEHIND HIM!! Jay is in command now as he puts his hands on Jon’s shoulders, jumps, AND DROPS DOWN FORCING JON TO SUFFER THE BACKSTABBER!!! Triple JAY WITH THE COVER!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

James Peters: And Kelton keeps this match alive! He lifted his shoulders denying Johnson the win for now! 

Rich Russillo: A close call if I’ve ever seen one but Jerry will need to do much more in order to get the win over the former New Breed Champion! He picks up Kelton, lifting him up with a crisp snap suplex before picking up Kelton, AND whips HIM THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! Jay Jerry Johnson speaking to the crowd! 

James Peters: The crowd seems to disagree as they are booing him but he waves them off before moving to the outside apron AND PERFORM A SOMERSAULT SENTON TO THE OUTSIDE RIGHT ATOP OF JON KELTON!!! Jon is on his hands and knees AND JERRY STOMPS ON ONE OF HIS HANDS!! That one looks like it hurt like mad! AND THEN A SWINGING NECKBREAKER SENDS KELTON ON HIS BACK JUST AS THE OFFICIAL BEGAN TO COUNT THE TWO COMPETITORS!! 

ONE! TWO!!

Rich Russillo: Johnson doesn’t seem to be bothered by the official as he backs away from Kelton and then runs at him WITH AN UPPERCUT!! HE THEN GETS TO A KNEE AND BEGINS TO THROW PUNCHES AT KELTON IN A SEMI-MOUNTED POSITION! 

THREE!!! FOUR!!!!

James Peters: He then picks up Kelton, AND KELTON IS ABLE TO LAND A FOREARM, FOLLOWED BY A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION AND A SNAP DDT!!!! JON KELTON EVENING THE ODDS HERE AS JAY JERRY JOHNSON IS DOWN AND OUT!!!

FIVE!!!!! SIX!!!!!! 

James Peters: Jon Kelton needs to bring the business back inside the ring if he wants to win this match, which would give him good momentum ahead of Pain for Pride and he does exactly that, rolling Jay inside the ring before following behind-

Rich Russillo: AND SUDDENLY JOHNSON RUSHES AT KELTON AND DELIVERS A PUNT KICK THAT COULD’VE RIP KELTON’S HEAD OFF!! WHAT A MOVE BY JAY WHO IS NOW IN A CORNER YELLING AT JON TO GET UP! The former Champion is struggling, slowly getting to his feet and Triple Jay seems to be primed for a big-time move now! He might be looking to take Jon away! 

James Peters: WITH A SPEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR THE SPEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!! RIGHT THROUGH JON KELTON WHO IS TAKEN DOWN HARD BY JAY JERRY JOHNSON!!! HE HOOKS THE LEGS!! WILL THAT BE ENOUGH???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTHHHHHRRRRRRE-

Persephone: NO! AWWW MAN!!!

James Peters: JON KELTON KICKED OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!!!! 

Rich Russillo: Johnson looks annoyed! He thought he had it and he turns to look at the official yelling three but the referee confirms he only got a two out of that spear! And what a rib-breaking spear it was!  

James Peters: Jon refuses to listen, look at him! He is making his way back to his feet! He is in pain but still very much in this fight! He takes a swing at Jerry who dodges! 

Rich Russillo: Jay Jerry Johnson with a thumb to the eyes of Jon Kelton, is not needed at all considering he’s been on the offensive for a while now but seems like he wants to add insult to injury. He grabs at Jon’s head WHO SUDDENLY SMACKS HIS HANDS AWAY AND DROPS TO HIS KNEES AFTER HE PRESSED JAY’S JAW TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! THE MOVE STUNS JERRY WHO DIDN’T EXPECT IT and this is giving some time for Jon to recover BUT HE THROWS IN A BLIND SUPERKICK THAT SOMEHOW CONNECTS!! JAY IS DOWN WHILE JON IS TRYING TO SEE BETTER! 

James Peters: Johnson is holding his jaw while getting up to his feet as Kelton is starting to see better, both men are staggering and then go back to back on one another. Johnson turns quickly, swinging an arm that is ducked by Jon WHO SENDS JAY FOR A RIDE WITH A MODIFIED SIDEWALK SLAM TAKING HIM DOWN HARD!!!

Rich Russillo: Kelton is getting up, the crowd cheering for this manoeuver as Jay is getting to his feet. Kelton goes to the ropes, jumps to them, AND LEAPS TO JOHNSON WITH A SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE! DOWN GOES JAY AGAIN!! Kelton doesn’t give him time to recover as he forces him to his feet. Johnson gets whipped AND QUICKLY TAKEN DOWN WITH A HASTY POWERSLAM!!

James Peters: Kelton showing his opponent who’s boss tonight! Johnson gets up trying to follow Kelton before getting stuck in an armbar and then a wrist lock. Kelton controls Jay’s movement before whipping him into a corner AND FOLLOW HIM WITH A CORNER SPEAAAAAAAAR!!! KELTON RETURNING THE FAVOR FROM THE MOVE PULLED ON HIM EARLIER BY JERRY!! 

Rich Russillo: Kelton is on the attack and not letting go as he grabs Jerry by the head and moves him to the center of the ring. He sents him up for A SITOUT BRAINBUSTER!!! IT LANDS!! JOHNSON’S BRAIN COULD BE MUSH RIGHT NOW! KELTON WITH THE COVER!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

James Peters: AND SOMEHOW JAY KICKED OUT OF THAT MOVE!! 

Rich Russillo: Kelton glancing at the official for a quick second before raising his shoulders and moving to his knees, throwing a few punches to Jay before going to the ropes, AND PERFORMING A PICTURE PERFECT LIONSAULT! HE GOES FOR A COVER AGAIN! NO! He is getting off of Johnson and MOVES FOR A CROSSFACE AFTER HAVING FLIPPED JERRY ON HIS STOMACH!!! 

James Peters: Interesting manoeuver he wants to show he is the man by forcing Jay to submit! Johnson is in a world of trouble and pain right now as he is screaming and extending his arms trying to reach for the ropes but they seem too far away now! The official asks Jay if he wants to abdicate the win he yells no as he is inching ever closer to the ropes! Kelton is pulling back with all his might trying to force Johnson to submit BUT JAY GRABS ONTO THE ROPES!! 

Rich Russillo: The official is ordering Jon to let go of Jerry but he keeps on putting on some pressure! The official then begins to count! 

ONE! TWO!! THREE!!! 

Rich Russillo: Kelton moves to his feet lett-HE JUST GRABBED JOHNSON BY THE WAIST AND THREW EVERYTHING HE HAD INTO A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! HE SENDS JAY FLYING TO THE CENTER OF THE RING NECK FIRST!!! 

Persephone: Well, he did stop the crossface…

James Peters: But will he stop the onslaught on Jerry? He has to continue if he wants to win. Kelton positions himself not too far behind Johnson, waiting behind him stalking like a hunter on prey as Jay is moving to his knees. Kelton is lowering a knee pad! Un oh this doesn’t bode well for Jerry as Kelton charges at him AND DRIVES THE UNCOVERED KNEE TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!! DOWN GOES JOHNSON and Kelton don’t seem to be done! He’s waiting for Jerry to get up again cursing at him and urging him to get to his feet. Jay is struggling but uses the ropes to try and get to a vertical base. 

Rich Russillo: Kelton goes to the ropes AND AGAIN A KNEE STRIKE TO JOHNSON BUT THIS TIME HE SPRINGBOARDED HIMSELF TO HIS OPPONENT WHO DROPS TO THE MAT AGAIN! Kelton moves quickly to the nearest top rope and sizes up his opposition before signaling for high risk! He leaps! DIVING FOOT STOMP RIGHT ON THE MONEY! HE COVERS JAY!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTHHHHHRRRRRRE-

Persephone: Fuck! That was so close!! 

James Peters: Well folks we have to go to commercials right in the middle of this hard-hitting action! Don’t go anywhere! This Cash in the Vault Showcase and tonight’s episode of Sunday Night Voltage will return right after this! 

( Advertisement plays for the NBA Finals’ next game between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors followed by a feature video for one of Pain For Pride’s where Myles will defend his EAW Championship against former New Eden partner Drake King and his love interest Minerva for the title in a triple threat match that promises to be equally brutal and very much personal! Don’t Miss It! )   

James Peters: And we are back folks on tonight’s episode of Sunday Night Voltage LIVE from Luanda, Angola! If you just joined us, we are in the middle of a Cash in the Vault showcase match between Jay Jerry Johnson and Jon Kelton, and forth the past bit Kelton has been on top and delivering the pain to his opponent! 

Rich Russillo: AND THERE HE GOES DELIVERING SOME MORE WITH A SPINEBUSTER!!! He quickly gets Johnson to his feet, holding his head in a lock AND DRILLS JAY DOWN WITH THE AVADA KEDAVRA!!! THIS COULD MEAN THE END FOR JOHNSON!!! 

Persephone: PIN HIM YOU IDIOT!!! 

Rich Russillo: Jon moves to a corner quickly climbing up not wanting to give much time for Jerry to recover. Jay’s on his back AND KELTON GOES FOR A FROG SPLASH!!

James Peters: JOHNSON JUST MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND AND KELTON CRASHES HARD!!! Kelton is stunned on his hands and knees AND JOHNSON TAKES HIM DOWN FLAT ON THE MAT WITH THE HYPNOTISE FAMEASSER!!! The tide’s turning quickly here folks as Johnson gets Kelton to his feet AND TAKES HIM FOR A SPIN WITH THE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!! HE GOES FOR A COVER!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTHHHHHRRRRRRE-

Persephone: Fuck me, come on this match HAS TO END!! 

Rich Russillo: It might be about to if Johnson keeps on the offensive the way he does! Kelton is slow to get up, this is a great opportunity for Jay as he is back to his feet! Johnson is in a corner ready to strike with his Parallelism rocket kick! He is ready, Kelton is slowly turning to face him and Jerry charges! BUT KELTON DUCKS LOW!! JERRY ZINGS OVER HIS HEAD QUICKLY GETTING UP BUT KELTON WAS A BIT QUICKER!! 

James Peters: FINAL ATTONEMEEEEEEEEEEEENT!!!! THE STANDING SPINNING HEEL KICK JUST AS JERRY WAS FACING KELTON DROPS HIM DEAD ON THE MAT!! THAT HAS GOT TO BE IT!! KELTON WITH THE COVER!!! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEE!!!! 

( DING! DING!! DING!!! )

Bella Braxton: Ladies And Gentlemen The Winner Of This Bout: JOOOOON KELLLLTOOOOON!!!!!!!!

James Peters: WHAT A WAY TO END A SPECTACULAR BATTLE!!! These two competitors went in with everything they’ve had and in the end it was The Chosen One who picks up the win!  He just sent a message to the other Cash in the Vault participants with that victory!

Rich Russillo: Triple Jay did great tonight with a strong series of offense and a few key chances to win but at the end that missing on the Parallelism costed him big time! He will be ready for Pain for Pride though, this loss shouldn’t bother him.

(‘Last Strike’ plays next over the sound system of the arena as Jon Kelton is getting his lead arm raised in victory by the official. As Jon Kelton celebrates his victory, Voltage fades away from ringside.)

(Promotional ad for Pain for Pride, where Myles, Minerva and Drake King face off for the EAW World Championship.)

(Voltage fades back in from the commercial break, and as the camera transitions over to the stage, ‘All It Takes For Your Dreams to Come True’ by A Skylit Drive begins to play. This causes a mixed reaction from the crowd, with a lot of good thanks to Amber Keys’ actions over the past few weeks. Amber begins to walk out with a microphone in her hand, and she actually has a smirk on her face, likely because of what happened last week in her Voltage appearance. Amber begins walking down the ramp to the ring as the fans continue to both cheer and boo for the Hall of Famer.)

James Peters: Amber Keys is out here after costing Madison Kaline her match against Holly Arrow, and I for one can’t wait to see what Amber has to say tonight!

Persephone: Ugh, I can’t believe Amber would dare show her face around here after what she did to Madison. That was completely unforgivable.

Rich Russillo: Wow Seph, I didn’t know you were so invested!

Persephone: I’m not. I thought if I pretended to care this would actually become a bit more interesting to me, kinda like a placebo effect or something. It didn’t work.

James Peters: Well you may not care what Amber has to say, but judging by how loud the crowd is right now and how split the reactions are, there’s thousands of people who either want to hear her speak, or want to see Madison get some payback after what Amber did to her! 

(Amber Keys waits inside of the ring for the crowd to quiet down, and this does take a little bit of time. She’s a Hall of Famer and had only returned to EAW this year, but not everyone in the crowd is on Amber’s side after her actions at both Battle of Egypt and at Voltage. Amber still has that smile on her face despite the mixed reactions though, and begins to speak as soon as the crowd finally quiets down.)

Amber Keys: See? I’ve been saying for a while that Madison Kaline was nothing without the Queen’s Court to back her up. I managed to put our differences aside for just a small period of time and we managed to defeat the Ice Aces and Mary S. Atlas, but in the end the truth is the truth, isn’t it? Madison Kaline doesn’t succeed without her hand being held, and we all saw what happened just last week on Voltage. For once Madison Kaline didn’t have me there to hand her the victory, and in the end she proved that even someone like Holly Arrow, who basically had to beg Cleopatra to get in the ring with her, was too much for a Hall of Famer like Madison. It really is pathetic, but it’s exactly what I’ve been saying all this time, and in the span of a single match Madison Kaline managed to prove me right. It really is a shame too, because I warned Madison. I told her that she didn’t have everything under control, and it would’ve been in her best interest to actually listen to what I had to say and just accept that she needs me, but instead she tried to prove a point, and she failed miserably.

(A lot of the people in the crowd boo, but Amber Keys continues.)

Amber Keys: Madison Kaline was way too bold in that match, and made a huge mistake all because she wanted to prove that she didn’t need the Queen’s Court. It’s sad that Madison chooses to make her own life difficult for herself, but at this point, who am I to stop her? It looks like Madison Kaline wants to make a fool out of herself, and as long as I’m not there to make sure she stays on the right track, we’ll be seeing mistakes like the one she made against Holly very often. As long as she is on her own Madison is never going to make it any further in her career. She reached her peak thanks to the Queen’s Court, and now all that’s left is for her career to go downhill, all because she just can’t-

(‘O Fortuna’ by Carl Orff hits before Amber gets the chance to finish her sentence, and this annoys Amber a little bit. Another loud and mixed reaction comes from this crowd, but a bit more cheering can be heard than when Amber came out, likely because of all Amber has done to Madison Kaline in the past few weeks. Madison wastes no time walking out with a microphone in her hand, and she doesn’t look amused at all with all Amber Keys had to say, let alone what she did last week.)

James Peters: Madison Kaline did in fact lose to Holly Arrow last week, but I don’t think it should be ignored why Madison lost, and that’s the part Amber Keys left out!

Rich Russillo: I don’t know, Madison is the one that went for the move in the end, she should’ve been paying more attention.

James Peters: She only went for the move because Amber Keys got in her head, you know that.

(Madison Kaline makes her way inside of the ring as Amber Keys looks on, unimpressed.)

Madison Kaline: Are you really going to pretend you had nothing to do with what happened last week? I only lost that match because you got involved. You shouldn’t have been on commentary and I knew from the start that you had something up your sleeve. I was right and that cost me. That’s what happened, and you know that because you were right there. Not in your chair where you were supposed to be, but right next to the ring making sure I lost. Not even on my worst day would I be defeated by someone like Holly Arrow.

(Amber Keys still does not look too impressed as Madison finishes speaking, and after a few seconds Amber just shakes her head.)

Amber Keys: You know what, Madison? I don’t think I ever liked you. You really are a mess, but I think one of the biggest issues with you is simply the fact that you’re delusional. You’ve been delusional from the start, and I just don’t know how anyone could stand you when you’re always walking around with such an undeserved air of superiority. It’s actually unbearable watching you talk like this when you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about, just like always. It’s always rubbed me the wrong way seeing just how far you could go in your egotistical rants, and somehow that’s not even the only thing I hate about you, because It’s a fucking disgrace that someone like you managed to become a Hall of Famer as early as you did. The Hall of Fame is supposed to represent the best of the best. It’s supposed to celebrate the most important names in EAW history, and somehow you of all people were considered Hall of Fame worthy and got in before someone like me, someone that’s actually a trailblazer. Someone that actually means more to this company than ramblings week after week that never actually amount to anything unless there’s two other women there to make sure you succeed. Your ego was already unwarranted, and for reasons I still can’t understand you were given the biggest ego boost possible before I was even recognized for all that I’ve done for this entire industry.

(Suddenly, Madison’s eyes light up, and a smile begins to appear on her face.)

Madison Kaline: Oh.. So that’s it! All this time, you’ve just been jealous! Since Battle of Egypt I’ve been wondering what all this has been about. I just couldn’t wrap my head around why you’d do what you did so soon after the Queen’s Court reunited, but looking at it now I can’t believe I hadn’t realized it sooner.

(Amber does not respond, but she is clearly a bit more irritated. Madison Kaline continues to speak.)

Madison Kaline: I was right, wasn’t I? This whole time you’ve just been jealous of me and all that I’ve accomplished, which is exactly why at Battle of Egypt you got in the way and stabbed me in the back before I could go on and find even more success. Obviously you wish you could have the career that I did, even with all of the ups and downs and the tough times that I’ve gone through. You wish that you could be in my shoes. You wish that you could find the success that I did, because it’s always been me. I’ve always been the most successful one. I’ve always been more respected than you, and that’s probably because I didn’t spread my legs and jump from powerful man to powerful man just to stay at the top!

(This time it’s Amber that grows a smile on her face, because she can’t help but laugh a bit at Madison’s comment.)

Amber Keys: That’s funny, Madison. I know I’m twice the athlete you are. I always have been, and I plan on proving that…

(The smile fades from Amber’s face though, and she walks up to Madison before continuing.)

Amber Keys: At Pain for Pride.

(The crowd explodes into cheers as the two former teammates stare at one another.)

Madison Kaline: At Pain for Pride? You really want to face me at Pain for Pride? You must have a deathwish.

(Amber just shrugs her shoulders.)

Amber Keys: If Pain for Pride is my death day, then I will take you right to Hell with me.

(Amber has not taken her eyes off of Madison, clearly waiting for an answer, which she doesn’t have to wait long for as Madison begins to speak.)

Madison Kaline: Alright, you’re on. I’ll see you at Pain for Pride.

(The loud cheers continue after hearing Madison accept the challenge, but after a few seconds Madison Kaline begins thinking to herself, before beginning to speak once again.)

Madison Kaline: Wow.. Do you ever stop to think about how many Pain for Pride matches you could’ve had? Kind of sucks you got banned for being a whore, doesn’t it?

James Peters: AMBER KEYS WITH THE DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN, AND I THINK SHE’S HEARD ENOUGH!!!!! AMBER KEYS NOW BEGINNING TO PUNCH AWAY AND STRIKE AT MADISON KALINE- BUT MADISON IS QUICKLY ABLE TO TURN AMBER ONTO HER BACK AND BEGIN ATTACKING HERSELF, CLEARLY PREPARED THIS TIME UNLIKE WHEN AMBER ATTACKED HER LAST WEEK!!!

Rich Russillo: AMBER KEYS PUSHES MADISON OFF OF HER, BUT MADISON KALINE KICKS AMBER IN THE MIDSECTION BEFORE CONTINUING TO GO AFTER HER! AMBER IS ABLE TO PUSH MADISON INTO THE CORNER THOUGH, AND NOW AMBER KEYS TRIES GOING AFTER AMBER AS SHE BEGINS KICKING HER IN THE MIDSECTION REPEATEDLY, TRYING TO STOMP A HOLE IN HER FORMER QUEENS COURT PARTNER! 

James Peters: MADISON KALINE IS ABLE TO GRAB ONTO AMBER’S LEG THOUGH, AND NOW MADISON TAKES AMBER BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND BEFORE HITTING A HUGE RIGHT HAND, AND SHE DOESN’T STOP THERE, INSTEAD CONTINUING TO REPEATEDLY PUNCH AWAY AT AMBER KEYS TO THE POINT WHERE AMBER IS FORCED TO TRY AND BLOCK UP TO DEFEND HERSELF! MADISON KALINE HAS BEEN BETRAYED, COST HER MATCH AND THEN ATTACKED BY AMBER KEYS ALL IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, AND NOW MADISON KALINE IS FINALLY GETTING HER REVENGE!

Rich Russillo: AMBER KEYS PUSHES MADISON OFF OF HER BEFORE GETTING BACK UP- BUT MADISON BACKPEDALED INTO THE ROPES AS SOON AS SHE GOT UP HERSELF, AND NOW SHE BOUNCES OFF OF THEM BEFORE BASICALLY TAKING AMBER’S HEAD OFF WITH THE AFTERLIFE!!!! THE AFTERLIFE CONNECTS ON AMBER KEYS, AND AMBER IS DOWN AND OUT JUST A FEW WEEKS BEFORE PAIN FOR PRIDE, WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE THESE TWO WILL BE FACING OFF!!!!

Persephone: I can’t pretend to be interested in this again, but I gotta admit, I’m surprised something didn’t somehow go wrong for Madison again, since that’s all that’s been happening for the past few weeks. Guess Amber can’t be trusted to do anything right.

James Peters: This is going to be a very personal match at Pain for Pride, and I have to wonder if Amber Keys made a mistake challenging Madison after all Amber did to her, or if Madison Kaline is the one that has no idea what she’s getting into.

(‘O Fortuna’ begins playing once again, and a few officials run down to the ring as Madison Kaline makes her exit. Madison has a smirk on her face as the officials separate Madison from the ring, and the crowd is loud with excitement both after that brawl and the Pain for Pride match announcement. As Amber Keys is still down and out inside of the ring and Madison Kaline makes her way up the ramp, Voltage begins to fade away from ringside.)

(Commercial for Ronan Malosi’s wrestling school, where he and his cousin teach you how to win wrestling matches.)

(Sunday Night Voltage comes back from the final commercial break of the night to a shot of the Luanda Multisports Pavillion. ‘Zombie’ by Bad Wolves is heard playing through the arena while the camera goes over to show Ms. Extreme taking a seat at the commentary table.)

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme, on behalf of the three of us, we thank you for being here tonight.

Persephone: The three of us??? Do you actually think I like this adopted whore being here?!

Ms. Extreme: Shut the fuck up. 😄

(The camera then goes over to show Bella Braxton with a microphone in her hand and a smile on her face, ready to announce the next match!)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your MAIN EVENT!!! And it is a tag team bout, scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie begins to play up to loud cheers from the crowd with the camera going over to show Minerva making her way out from the backstage area. She has her orange rose clenched between her teeth. She looks around with a wicked grin on her face which slowly fades away as she turns and looks towards the ring, instead, replacing it with a more serious expression. She then begins to make her way to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Bucharest, Romania… weighing in at 122 pounds… ‘BLACK ROSE’… MINERVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: The ending of Voltage last week was not one to forget, as I’m sure nobody expected to see what happened to Drake King at the hands of Myles, and most importantly, Minerva. All three of them were out in the ring cutting a promo, and in the end, Drake started a brawl which ended with him getting hit by Minerva’s black mist AND a fireball.

James Peters: No matter what Drake King has done to this brand, I said it last week and I’ll say it again, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. You have to wonder about the state that Drake is in especially walking into this matchup here tonight. But at the same time, Minerva seems more than happy to add some salt to the wounds. 

Ms. Extreme: As much as I’m supposed to hate Minerva, there was something really pleasing about her beating the shit out of that deluded cunt. Hope she does it again. 

Persephone: Gawd I hope she throws one of those fireballs again, specifically at the bald one. It’s not like he’s losing anything, he’s… well… bald. 

(Minerva stops at the bottom of the ramp, twisting her entire body around towards the stage while ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ is replaced by the sounds of ‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi. The all too familiar theme blasts through the speakers of the arena while the crowd bursts into even louder cheers upon seeing the EAW World Heavyweight Champion Myles make his way out to the stage. He has his Championship resting on his shoulder which he takes off and brings into his hands. He takes a good look at it, before raising it into the air nonchalantly, the crowd cheering even louder in response. It’s from there that he then begins to make his way down the ramp and towards the ring, slinging his Championship back over his shoulder.)

Bella Braxton: And her partner… from Melbourne, Australia… weighing in at 215 pounds… he is the EAW WORLD CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!! ‘THE WARLORD’… MYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Going back to last week it seems Myles was even a bit shocked about what Minerva was able to pull off. I’m sure he can’t really blame her, but in the end, it seemed like he felt the damage had been done, not taking his shot at Drake and rather leaving him to the paramedics. 

James Peters: We’ve seen this before, with Myles kind of being the middle ground when it comes to the blood feud between Drake and Minerva. He’s chosen his side no doubt, but you see that glimmer of sympathy for Drake whenever he stops Minerva’s vicious assaults. Of course, tonight and at Pain For Pride, I’m sure that’s going to be far from the case. But it’s an interesting observation, to say the least. 

Persephone: You know what would be some real spicy drama? Myles betrays his own girlfriend and aligns himself with the one person that has made both their lives a living hell. That would be amazing. But unfortunately, ever since Rex left I don’t get entertained on this stupid show anymore, so my expectations are low. 

(Myles stops at the bottom of the ramp, turning his head over to look at his girlfriend as the two of them pull one another into a passionate kiss. From there, Myles makes his way up the steel steps and Minerva heads around the ring and jumps onto the apron. Minerva then drops down and crawls back into the ring while Myles enters into the ring behind her and raises her EAW World Championship into the air, while Minerva gets herself up into a kneeling position with both looking dead at the hard camera. Both of them then begin to make their way into their corner, with Minerva seating herself on the top turnbuckle and Myles standing in front of her while ‘Enemy Strike’ then begins to come to a close from there.)

(‘Invincible’ by Pop Smoke follows that up with the crowd bursting into cheers while the camera goes from the ring to the stage to show Chris Elite making his way out. He has a determined expression on his face as he scans the stands filled to the brim with members of the EAW Universe here tonight before looking towards the ring. He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath before then beginning to make his way down the ramp.)

Bella Braxton: And their opponents, first… from Brooklyn, New York… weighing in at 210 pounds… ‘GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS’… CHRIS ELITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Well last week we saw Chris Elite cut a promo where we saw him pull a really selfless move in giving his favor from Captain Charisma to his Haircare Kings partner Jake Smith. As he was leaving, Ms. Extreme interrupted and put out a challenge for Pain For Pride, which Chris accepted, only for Ms. Extreme to knock him down and make a statement.

Ms. Extreme: No regrets.

James Peters: Well I’m sure Chris Elite isn’t just going to stand by and let it happen. With Ms. Extreme on commentary here tonight who knows what could happen between the two of them. Personally, this match, as Persephone said, is really spicy, and whatever happens, I’m sure is going to be great.

Ms. Extreme: He can do whatever he wants, he’s just gotta remember that he’s in a match. It would be a shame if he lost it for his team because he got distracted…

Persephone: Just say you’re going to interfere in it already damn.

(Chris slides into the ring before turning around and beginning to make his way up to the top rope. From there he poses to the crowd’s continuous cheering before then jumping off of the top and landing on the apron. It’s from there that he begins to make his way over to his corner, taking off the entrance gear that he has on tonight before getting ready for his match. ‘Invincible’ then begins to come to a close while everyone’s attention is turned towards the stage.)

Persephone: And here we go… 🍿

(After a while, ‘Cold War’ by Hans Zimmer is heard playing up with the crowd erupting into absolutely deafening boos. The camera then goes over from the ring to the stage to show Drake King making his way out to the ring… or at least he’s supposed to be. On cue, Drake is nowhere to be seen, leaving the crowd to murmur in confusion while the three Elitists inside the ring wait, each looking pretty annoyed in the process. The production crew gives him some leniency, letting the theme continue to play. But after a while, it’s apparent that Drake isn’t in the building tonight, with ‘Cold War’ abruptly coming to a close.)

Persephone: :wtf: All that for nothing?

Ms. Extreme: I don’t know why you’re surprised… it’s Drake King.

Rich Russillo: Well we do know the last time Drake and Minerva were in a tag match with one another, Drake pussied out and refused to make any sort of contact with her.

Ms. Extreme: Yeah, thanks for reminding me. 🙄

James Peters: It does seem pretty on-brand to not only avoid Minerva but flat out refuse to show up. But in the process, what does that mean for Chris Elite here tonight? Will he have to face both Myles and Minerva on his own? 

(The camera goes over to show Chris standing inside the ring with his hands on his hips, looking pretty frustrated about how this match turned out to be. The referee is seen standing on the outside of the ring, questioning what to do regarding this main event match while the crowd has continued to boo due to Drake not appearing here tonight. After a while, Chris shakes his head before rolling out of the ring and making his way over to the referee.)

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) I don’t give a fuck where that bozo is, I’ll face both those fuckers by myself if I have to.

Referee: (Off-Mic) :comeagain: Are you serious?

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) Fuck you mean am I serious?

(Both Chris and the referee look to the ring to see Myles and Minerva, who are both watching the scene on the outside. They’re obviously hearing what Chris is saying, and for the most part, they’re reluctant. They’re more focused on the fact that Drake has refused to show.)

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) Make it a handicap match before I slap the shit out of you.

Referee: (Off-Mic) :noah: Fine.

(Chris immediately slides back into the ring while Myles and Minerva shrug their shoulders, Minerva leaving onto the apron while Myles starts for his team. The referee enters the ring and checks on all three of them, before ringing the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: Well… um… this impromptu one-on-two handicap match is officially underway ladies and gentlemen. While the question remains where Drake King is tonight it seems we have something else to focus on as Chris Elite faces both Myles and Minerva by himself. Chris circles around the ring while Myles does the same, both wasting no time engaging in a collar-and-elbow tie-up! Both of them jockey for position, trying to get the better over the other right now, and that seems to be what Myles is doing as he begins to push Chris towards the ropes! Before Myles can do so though Chris turns them around into a 180 and pushes Myles into the ropes instead, Chris breaks the lockup before sending Myles towards the ropes with an Irish whip… LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A DROPKICK TO THE CHEST TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Chris knows he can’t afford to take a lot of damage here tonight, so he has to make sure that every move counts. Myles attempts to get back up to his feet, BUT CHRIS ALREADY RUNS OFF OF THE ROPES AND GOES FOR ‘OPEN YA MATA”! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD OF MYLES-

James Peters: But Myles manages to side-step that and push Chris away! Chris falls against the ropes while Myles turns around, RUNNING FORWARD AND LOOKING TO SEND HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A CLOTHESLINE- But before he can it’s Chris that manages to connect with a well-placed boot to the face of the EAW World Champion! Myles stumbles back while Chris makes his way over, BUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING IT’S MYLES THAT MANAGES TO GRAB HIM AND TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN ARM DRAG! Myles keeps a hold of the arm- BUT CHRIS GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND ROLLS HIM UP INTO A SMALL PACKAGE PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

Persephone: As much as I would love for this match to end early, Myles, unfortunately, kicks out before the two count. 

Ms. Extreme: You know I’m starting to get really sick of you running your mouth.

Persephone: WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU EVEN HERE???

Rich Russillo: Anyway, both men scramble back up to their feet, WITH CHRIS GOING FOR A BICYCLE KICK TO THE HEAD- But Myles manages to grab the foot in time and push it away! Chris stumbles back, BEFORE GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE THIS TIME- Which Myles ducks under, BEFORE TURNING IT INTO A NECKBREAKER WHICH DROPS CHRIS DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Myles from there runs to the ropes while Chris is down… LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A KNEE DROP TO THE HEAD! Myles now grabs the head of Chris before bringing him up to his feet and dragging him towards his corner, looking for a tag to his partner…

TAG!

James Peters: AND MINERVA IS TAGGED IN! Minerva enters the ring while Myles grabs Chris into a front facelock… WITH BOTH MYLES AND MINERVA DROPPING CHRIS DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH AN EMPHATIC DOUBLE SUPLEX MANEUVER! Both of them know that they have the numbers advantage over the Hall of Famer, and I have no doubt in my mind that they’re going to use that to their advantage as the match goes on. Minerva brings Chris back up to his feet before pushing him towards the ropes, sending him towards the opposite side with an Irish whip… MINERVA SPINS AROUND AND GOES FOR A DISCUS ELBOW- ONLY FOR CHRIS TO DUCK UNDER THAT AND RUN TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE BEFORE PLANTING MINERVA WITH A LEAPING SHOULDER TACKLE! Minerva is quickly getting up and I don’t think Chris cares because he’s far from done, turning to his left and running to that side of the ring… BEFORE REBOUNDING OFF OF THE ROPES AND GOING FOR THE ‘ALMIGHTY PUSH’! POUNCE TO LAUNCH MINERVA ACROSS THE RING- 

Rich Russillo: BUT SHE MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! Chris lands on his stomach but immediately rolls to his side to get himself back up to his feet before running towards Minerva, BUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE’S MET WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD WHICH DROPS HIM DOWN TO A KNEELING POSITION! Minerva now turns around, BEFORE STEPPING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A BICYCLE KNEE NOW THAT DROPS HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Chris is hurt but that’s not stopping him from getting back up, doubling over in pain while he does so. But that gives Minerva the perfect opportunity to run the ropes… BEFORE LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND GOING FOR A SCISSOR KICK TO THE BACK OF CHRIS’ HEAD-

James Peters: BUT CHRIS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! Minerva lands on her tailbone while giving a cry of pain, and before she can get back up it’s Chris that grabs her by the hand, pulling her up to her feet before making a beeline towards the corner… CHRIS LAUNCHES OFF AND CONNECTS WITH AN ‘ELITE CUTTER’ TO PLANT MINERVA DOWN TO THE CANVAS! THE SPRINGBOARD WRISTLOCK CUTTER CONNECTS WHILE CHRIS ROLLS MINERVA ONTO HER BACK AND HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR A PIN ATTEMPT! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTHHH-

Persephone: But unfortunately, Minerva gets the shoulder up, and this painfully predictable match continues onward for no apparent reason. 

Ms. Extreme: I’m frankly interested in what’s going to happen. 

Persephone: Yeah so your crazy lover can make an appearance right?

Ms. Extreme: :francis:


Rich Russillo: Well what matters right now is Chris has the offense, and he knows he might not get another chance like this again. He gets back up to his feet while Minerva on the other hand wastes zero time rolling towards the ropes and getting herself out of the situation that she’s in right now. Chris turns around though, running the ropes and back… BEFORE KNOCKING MINERVA OFF OF THE APRON WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE! Minerva takes a hard tumble to the ringside area but quickly gets up, and it looks like she’s ended up exactly where Chris wants her as he turns back around and runs full speed ahead back towards the ropes… LEAPING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND TAKING MINERVA BACK DOWN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Chris is right back up, jumping up onto the apron now and climbing up to the top rope, waiting for Minerva to get back up, and what sort of aerial assault does he have in mind-

James Peters: WAIT! MYLES! MYLES OUT OF NOWHERE JUST SHOVED CHRIS OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AND SENDS HIM FLYING OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! That was a hard landing and Minerva realizes that she’s in a much better state than he is right now, mustering out the energy to get back up to her feet while also grabbing the head of Chris and bringing him up as well. MINERVA THEN GRABS AROUND HIS WAIST AND SLAMS HIM UP AGAINST THE BARRICADE WITH AUTHORITY! Minerva isn’t done though as she turns right back around, BEFORE SLAMMING HIM AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON NOW! You know that certainly had to do the job, Chris’ spine must be wrecked. 

Rich Russillo: Which is what Minerva would want especially now that she has the offense. She keeps hold of Chris and rolls back into the ring, climbing up onto the apron and following close behind him. Chris tries everything in his power to get back up to his feet, BUT MINERVA STEPS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A SHARP KICK TO THE BACK WHICH KEEPS HIM DOWN! Minerva now grabs one of his arms and one of his legs before slowly dragging him over towards her corner, not going for the tag to Myles but instead grabbing onto the ropes… MINERVA LAUNCHING OFF AND GOING FOR ‘HELL’S BELLS! ARABIAN PRESS TO CRUSH CHRIS ELITE BENEATH HER-

James Peters: BUT JUST IN TIME CHRIS SEES IT COMING AND MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY! Minerva takes a hard landing, quickly shooting back up and falling against the corner, WHILE CHRIS GETS BACK UP AS WELL AND LAUNCHES HIMSELF INTO THE AIR CONNECTING WITH A FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE!

TAG!

Rich Russillo: MYLES ON THE APRON TAGS HIMSELF IN! But I don’t think Chris sees that still keeping his attention on Minerva as he throws her down towards the center of the ring, BEFORE GOING FOR A METEORA TO THE HEAD- BUT MYLES FROM BEHIND GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A SLEEPER SLAM! Chris is down and I’m sure he didn’t expect that, but now he has to handle the EAW World Champion. Once again the numbers game begins to take its toll and while Chris has put on one hell of a fight, his lack of a partner has definitely crept up on him on more than one occasion in this match. 

Persephone: I hope it continues to creep up on him. I don’t know, I just like watching short little bald men suffer. 

James Peters: Myles has the upper hand and right now he looks to keep it that way, waiting for Chris to get up… BEFORE POPPING HIM OFF OF THE GROUND AND EMPHATICALLY CONNECTING WITH A POWERBOMB! Chris gives a cry of pain while Myles keeps a hold of him and brings himself back up to a vertical base while keeping him on his shoulders, GOING FOR A SPINNING SIT-OUT POWERBOMB- WAIT! Chris manages to lift himself over the head of Myles and land behind him! Myles quickly turns around, only for Chris to boot him in the abdomen dropping him down to a knee! Chris then turns around and climbs up to the top rope, HE’S GOING FOR A MOONSAULT TO TAKE MYLES DOWN- 

Rich Russillo: NO! Myles manages to fall against the ropes causing Chris to lose balance and drop down to a seated position! That is definitely not the place that Chris wants to be right now, and it doesn’t really help that he’s positioned so he has his back turned to his opponent. Myles grabs him and sets him up, this is not going to be good… AS HE CONNECTS WITH ‘WRATH OF PANDORA’! CANADIAN RACK INTO A DDT DRILLS CHRIS DOWN TO THE CANVAS WHILE MYLES WASTES NO TIME HOOKING THE LEG AND GOING FOR A PIN ATTEMPT! COULD THIS BE IT?!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRE-

James Peters: BUT CHRIS MANAGES TO KICK OUT! HE’S STILL FIGHTING WHILE THIS HANDICAP MATCH CONTINUES!

Persephone: :will: This is just Persephone harassment at this point. STOP THE MATCH I THINK I SAW HIM DO A LOW BLOW!

Rich Russillo: Like it or not you have to appreciate Chris Elite’s resiliency against two or the best that Voltage has to offer here tonight. Myles grabs him by his head and begins to heave him up to his feet, WASTING NO TIME LAUNCHING HIM ACROSS THE RING AND SENDING HIM TUMBLING DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS! Chris quickly gets back up to a kneeling position, while Myles steps forward this time and goes for a hard right to his face! Chris manages to keep himself up though, while Myles goes for another right- But Chris manages to block it and push him away! Myles stumbles back, BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND GOING FOR A KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS THE FACE OF CHRIS ELITE- BUT CHRIS MANAGES TO TILT HIS HEAD AND PUSH THE KNEE STRIKE AWAY SENDING MYLES INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE PADDING!

James Peters: Myles turns around in the corner, ONLY FOR CHRIS TO GET BACK UP AND RUN FORWARD CONNECTING WITH A SHOULDER THRUST TO THE ABDOMEN! Myles is hurt while Chris straightens himself back up, AND CONNECTS WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI TO THE FACE THIS TIME WHICH SENDS HIM DOWNWARD INTO A SEATED POSITION! Myles is obviously trying to recover but that cat-like quickness that Chris Elite is known to have is beginning to get the better of him at the moment. Myles tries to get himself back up, BUT CHRIS RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE WHICH LEAVES MYLES REELING! 

Rich Russillo: Myles doesn’t fall down, instead a burst of energy causes him to shoot up to his feet as he stumbles towards the center of the ring, but that’s not stopping Chris from running to the ropes and back… BEFORE LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE TOWARDS THE HEAD- BUT MYLES MANAGES TO CATCH HIM IN MIDAIR BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO A URANAGE! 

James Peters: Chris gives a cry of pain while he’s dropped down to the mat, MEANWHILE MYLES LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH A KNEE DROP TO HIS FACE TO KEEP HIM DOWN ON THE MAT! But that only causes Chris to shoot back up to a seated position, so Myles thinks on the spot by grabbing him by the head and tugging him up to his feet… LIFTING HIM OFF OF THE GROUND AND CONNECTING WITH A BRAINBUSTER RIGHT ONTO THE TOP OF CHRIS ELITE’S HEAD! Myles now, this doesn’t look good for Chris as he drops down to the mat, MYLES GOING FOR ‘CHECKMAYT-

Persephone: Checkmayt :mjlol:

James Peters: ‘CHECKMAYT’! RINGS OF SATURN TO CHRIS ELITE- 

Rich Russillo: BUT CHRIS WITH A BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE WHICH CAUSES MYLES TO RELEASE AND RETREAT BACKWARD! Both of them get back up to their feet, WHILE CHRIS ELITE STEPS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A BICYCLE KICK TO THE HEAD! CHRIS THEN GOES FOR THE ‘DICKEATERY STOPPER’- BUT MYLES MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY OF THE UPPERCUT ATTEMPT! Myles then steps back, BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND LAUNCHING INTO THE AIR TAKING CHRIS DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A HURRICANRANA! 

James Peters: Chris is dropped down to the canvas while Myles turns around and begins to make his way up to the top rope, waiting for Chris to get back up to his feet so he can once again take advantage of the situation! Chris is back up to his feet, stumbling around towards the center of the ring trying to gain his bearings… ONLY FOR MYLES TO LEAP OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AND ATTEMPT WHAT SHOULD BE A BRUTAL TOP ROPE METEORA- BUT CHRIS MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT! Myles lands on the ground but rolls back up to his feet, turning around-

Rich Russillo: ‘BOX OFFICE SMASH’! SUPERKICK CONNECTS!

James Peters: WAIT! MYLES MANAGES TO KEEP HIMSELF UP BEFORE LIFTING CHRIS UP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH ‘VICTORIA”! POP-UP KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS AS BOTH LEGAL MEN IN THIS MATCH FALL TO THE GROUND! AND LOOK AT THE CROWD GO ABSOLUTELY BERSERK FOR THIS TURN OF EVENTS! 

(Both men have not moved in the slightest, while Minerva is seen on the apron yelling at Myles to wake up so he can tag her in and save this matchup for their team. Chris though must be looking to prevent that as he begins to show some signs of life in an attempt to get back up to his feet. He reaches out trying to grab a hold of the leg of Myles, but Myles is already beginning to scratch and claw towards his corner knowing the situation that he’s in right now. Minerva reaches her hand out trying to grab a hold of Myles, but Chris is hot on his tail and who knows if he might beat him to the punch. Chris finds the energy inside of him to lunge forward…)

TAG!

Persephone: FUCK. Minerva is tagged in…

Ms. Extreme: I enjoy your suffering. 

Rich Russillo: MINERVA ENTERS INTO THE RING AND IMMEDIATELY CONNECTS WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE OF CHRIS! Chris rolls to the ropes while Minerva runs forward, GOING FOR A BASEBALL SLIDE- But Chris manages to roll out of the ring before grabbing the legs of Minerva and beginning to pull her out with him- BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE BEFORE PUSHING HERSELF BACK INTO THE RING! Chris slides back in as well before launching forward, GOING FOR ‘OPEN YA MATA’! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE SKULL OF MINERVA-

James Peters: BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT! MINERVA THEN GOES DOWN AND ATTEMPTS A LEG SWEEP- But Chris jumps over that before grabbing onto the legs of Minerva, GOING FOR A BOSTON CRAB- BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO USE HER LEG STRENGTH TO PUSH HIM AWAY! Chris falls against the ropes but rebounds and uses that as momentum, CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING FOREARM STRIKE TO TAKE MINERVA DOWN TO THE GROUND! Minerva is hurt but quickly gets back up to her feet as she runs forward again, BUT CHRIS CONNECTS WITH ONE MORE FOREARM STRIKE FOR GOOD MEASURE WHICH TAKES HER DOWN ONCE AGAIN! Even after all of that Minerva still manages to use all the energy inside of her to get back up to her feet, BUT BEFORE SHE CAN EVEN TURN AROUND AND FACE CHRIS HE GRABS A HOLD OF HER AND LIFTS HER UP INTO THE AIR FOR A BACK SUPLEX-

Rich Russillo: BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO LAND BEHIND CHRIS BEFORE GRABBING HIM AND CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Chris rolls up to a kneeling position while Minerva runs to the ropes and back… GOING FOR A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS THE HEAD- BUT CHRIS OUT OF NOWHERE LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH ‘OPEN YA MATA’! THE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS FLUSH AGAINST THE JAW OF MINERVA TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT! CHRIS HAS THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT HOW WILL HE SEIZE IT???

Persephone: I don’t know but if he can beat two of who you’ve been calling EAW’s best this entire match, then I don’t know are they really EAW’s best if they lose to a faux Hall of Famer?

Ms. Extreme: I’d like to see you try. 

Persephone: Please, I’d only face them if their name was Rex McAllister. Sexy Rexy can pin me down to the mat anytime. 🤤

James Peters: Chris falls into the corner, you know he’s waiting for Minerva to get up and whatever he has in store for her is not going to be good. All three of these Elitists have been through hell in this matchup and you know Chris is looking to add some big credentials to his name by beating two of EAW’s best all by himself. Minerva is slowly beginning to rise back up to her feet, unbeknownst to her what awaits while Chris sets her up…

Rich Russillo: HE’S GOING FOR ‘BOX OFFICE SMASH’! SUPERKICK TO THE JAW OF MINERVA TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE MAT!

James Peters: BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER IT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! MINERVA THEN GRABS CHRIS AND TURNS HIM UPSIDE DOWN AND I THINK WE KNOW WHAT SHE MIGHT HAVE IN MIND RIGHT NOW…

Rich Russillo: ‘TPK’! THE JUMPING SPINNING TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER DROPS CHRIS RIGHT ONTO HIS HEAD! CHRIS IS DOWN WHILE MINERVA PINS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! COULD THIS BE THE END OF THE MATCH RIGHT HERE???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: LOOK! CHRIS MANAGES TO REACH HIS ARM OUT AND CLUTCH ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! ROPE BREAK! THIS MATCH CONTINUES!

Ms. Extreme: :notbad:

Persephone: Why aren’t you mad about this aren’t you supposed to be his opponent?!

Ms. Extreme: I want to know that he’s my opponent for a reason bitch. 

Rich Russillo: Minerva looks absolutely shocked right now and Myles mirrors that on the apron, the two of them underestimated the limits that Chris Elite was going to go to in order to defy the odds! Minerva though realizes that if she spends all her time flabbergasted she’s going to give Chris an opportunity to retaliate, making her way over and grabbing him by the head before tugging him back up to his feet- But Chris manages to throw a punch her way! Minerva grabs her abdomen and retreats backward while Chris manages to get back up to her feet. The two of them stare down one another and you know this is only asking for trouble right now, THEY’RE LOOKING TO ENGAGE-

(Suddenly, the lights begin to flicker. The match is put on a pause as everyone is looking around trying to see what happened. The lights continue to flicker repeatedly before completely… cutting to black. Nothing is seen while the crowd murmur in confusion and the commentary team talks amongst themselves asking what just happened. Before long, a glowing light is seen flashing on as the titantron bursts to life. Immediately, the EAW Universe roar in disapproval upon seeing what they’re met with on the screen…)

(As Drake King is seen smiling towards the camera. It’s clear that Drake bailed out on his partner Chris Elite tonight, but to show up at all is just rubbing it in their faces that he’s ruined their precious main event match. Despite the booing, everyone can’t help but notice the damage that he bears all throughout his face after the events of last week. Even after having seven days to recover from such an attack by Minerva, his face is still somewhat damaged along with one of his eyes still being swollen shut thanks to the fireball. But evidently, that doesn’t dampen his mood. The camera pans out to reveal that he’s definitely not at the arena, but rather somewhere outside, nobody really knows where that is though. The crowd continues to boo loudly, but Drake’s voice blasts over it as he begins to speak.)

Drake King: I haven’t been short on showing my disappointment for two people I would’ve had respect for one year ago. Justifiably calling them out for their wrongs and going out of my way to do what is right, which is embarking on a one-man mission to purge Elite Answers Wrestling of such a sin. From King of Elite 2022 to the Gold Rush Tournament, I have done nothing but what is right for this company yet people don’t seem to understand that. When I stepped into the ring with an agenda of making sure that Myles was not the EAW World Champion, I got maliciously attacked by Minerva and left for dead. When I went through an entire tournament *solely* to make sure Minerva did not get an opportunity to fight for the EAW World Championship, an opportunity that she does not and will not deserve… Captain Charisma, being the unrighteous and biased Commissioner that he is, decided to give her it anyway even after I pulled her out of the ring. All of that was for you, yet I’M the one being booed, and I will never understand that. I will never comprehend why I’M in the wrong for doing what is necessary for this company to grow, yet you treat people like Myles, people like Minerva… like saints. Saints when they should’ve burned like New Eden did all those months ago, when Minerva went out of her way to go against my intentions and play into what Captain Charisma wanted her to. I was so disappointed by that, and I’m even more disappointed about what she has become.

(The camera pans out to reveal a shocking scene, with it being revealed that Drake is standing in front of a gravestone that reads “Destiny Vladislav Goddard”, AKA… Minerva’s mother. The crowd in attendance tonight gives an audible gasp meanwhile, Drake’s face is completely stone-cold, continuing to stare at the camera while it gets a good look at the gravesite.)

Drake King: I am sure that Destiny never planned to raise such a disgusting excuse of a person. True morality is doing what is right without the threat of divine retribution nor the possibility of divine reward. Minerva used to understand a saying like that, but ever since “getting in contact” with her mother, she turned a blind eye to everything that she stood for in New Eden in favor of useless material possession. Henceforth, it’s an absolute travesty that a man like Myles is following her, being brainwashed under the guise of love to encourage this wrongdoing. It’s simple, 1 Corinthians 15:33 states that bad company ruins good morals, and it’s a shame how painfully accurate a statement like that is to describe Myles. It’s good that Minerva’s mother here is dead though, she’s been disappointed with her daughter her entire life… heaven forbid she sees her now. Taking something like that into consideration, I’m sure her father wishes he were too. So… I decided to help him with that. 

(Drake walks away and leaves the frame, heading off-camera for a moment before the sounds of someone dragging something against the dirt are heard. The camera then focuses on Drake dragging a bloodied and beaten body into the shot… more specifically Minerva’s father, John Goddard. Drake props him up against the gravestone while the crowd in the arena erupts in public outcry.)

James Peters: Drake, don’t do it…

Rich Russillo: ‘BOOK OF DRISTIANITY’! 

(In an instant, Drake crushes his skull against the gravestone with the brutal Punt Kick maneuver. He has a sadistic look on his face as the sheer impact he put into the move nearly causes him to fall over. But he straightens himself, while the camera pans up and away from the gruesome scene to focus on solely Drake while he dusts himself off casually. Despite everything, he bears a nonchalant expression on his face, merciless even after what he’s done here tonight.)

Drake King: Minerva, you will not make it out of Las Vegas alive. And if Myles insists on blindly following you… he too will suffer the same fate.

(The last shot seen is of the cold, menacing look on the face of Drake King before the titantron cuts to black. The lights then begin to turn back on in the arena and while they do, the crowd is dead silent after what they’ve just seen. The only thing heard is what happens inside of the ring, with Minerva, who has crumbled down to her knees, screaming, crying, and flat out losing her shit after what she’s just seen. Myles, completely disregarding the match, enters the ring and has her in her arms, trying to comfort her after what everyone has just seen… but even then he can’t help but shake with anger after seeing how low Drake just went. Chris Elite, on the other hand, is leaning against the ropes, and he looks absolutely disgusted after what he just had to witness. He shakes his head and looks over to Ms. Extreme, who is seated at commentary completely stunned. He rolls out of the ring and storms over to the commentary table, beginning to yell at his future Pain For Pride opponent.)

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) And that’s the man you spend your time with huh? 

Ms. Extreme: … 

(Ms. Extreme can’t even say anything, she’s at a loss for words thanks to what just happened and Chris calling her out. She’s shocked, because as much as she doesn’t want to admit it… she does have feelings for Drake. Chris slams his hands on the desk trying to get her attention before he leans forward with a look of disdain.)

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) Don’t play dumb with me you fucking bozo. How about what happened at the hotel last week after Voltage… or does that not fit your narrative? You’re not supposed to like him right? Didn’t look like that when Jake and I saw you two at the bar, motherfucker was ordering you a seltzer water and you tried to get him to take a shot of tequila. Don’t tell me you just forgot that? 

Ms. Extreme: …

(Chris realizes that he’s obviously not going to get an answer out of Ms. Extreme, shaking his head while turning around and beginning to walk away. Before he leaves though, he says one last thing to his Pain For Pride opponent.)

Chris Elite: (Off-Mic) Maybe the two of you do deserve one another. 

(Chris then leaves the ringside area angrily, heading straight up the ramp and towards the backstage area. Inside the ring meanwhile, Myles is still clutching Minerva in her arms as he cradles her back and forth, trying to comfort her to the best of her ability. Minerva’s screams of terror have died down as she sobs into the shoulder of Myles, the two of them obviously filled with emotion after what just happened. It’s the last shot seen before Sunday Night Voltage begins to completely fade to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #320

Elitist of The Month – May Edition!