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Voltage 6/6/21

(EAW intro plays.)

(A recap of last week’s Voltage is shown as per: The show kicks off with Drake King cutting a promo talking about the ultimatum Captain Charisma gave him. He’s not accepting the suspension that New Eden would get if he declines, rather the EAW World Championship match at Pain For Pride IF Malcolm Jones puts his career on the line. Captain Charisma comes out to compliment Malcolm’s abilities and says if Malcolm chooses to accept the offer ‘The Last Messiah’ has put out there, then the Voltage Commissioner will sign off on it. Drake is clearly not having it, wanting Malcolm rather than Captain Charisma, but making the best out of it as Myles and Minerva brutally blindside him before New Eden brutalizes him possibly concussing him in the process. Following that the first match is underway with a unique opportunity on the line. Candice Blair rebounds from her Battle of Egypt defeat, beating Envy Ellis and getting a possible road to Pain For Pride in the process. Wallace, the bodyguard of Darcy May Morgan, comes out afterwards to inform everyone that the Universal Women’s Champion will be unable to show up. He has a monologue prepared by the Champion which is interrupted by Ms. Extreme who isn’t having it, talking about her cowardice and stating they’ll have a true face of the women’s division when she wins the title. Before she can fully leave though, Darcy surprisingly shows up and attacks her before dumping her into a garbage can, making a statement adding insult to injury. Sierra Bradford comes out to talk about Battle of Egypt and Harper Lee’s actions. She says if she wants to face her at Pain For Pride then she wants to face her in a Southern California Street Fight which confirms the match for the event. The first of two Cash in The Vault qualifying matches is underway as after a hard fought match, Constance Blevins beats Shane Gates to secure her spot in the six-person match. Ahren Fournier vents his frustration of what happened at Battle of Egypt and more importantly, calls out Terry Chambers. Terry comes out and pushes Ahren’s buttons which leads into a brawl where Terry comes out on top in the end. Most Wanted Arrow is in action as they’re facing the unusual team of Kensi and Lisa Wren. To the surprise of many though, through suspicious ways, Kensi and Lisa get the victory. IDOL-GUN talk about Pain For Pride, but most importantly their match on Dynasty, talking about how it’s a bummer that their credible competition is being wasted on the weekly show, but it doesn’t really matter because no matter what they’ll give the EAW Universe a show they can watch. Speaking of IDOL-GUN, Hikari Kanno goes up against one-half of their Dynasty challengers in the form of SOSA Henderson which ends in a no contest after a Chris Elite interference leads into an all-out brawl. TLA comes out to the ring to issue a Pain For Pride challenge for the National Elite Championship which is accepted by Minerva who takes him out with the mist and makes their Pain For Pride match official. The second Cash in The Vault qualifier of the night is underway as Myles gets the victory over Alexis Chambers, solidifying his spot in the Pain For Pride match for the second year in a row. Cameron Ella Ava comes out and cuts a promo about Pain For Pride and how she wants to face the best, challenging one Rex McAllister who comes out to accept, leading to a warning by Cameron who gets the last say.)

(Sierra Bradford and Terry Chambers find themselves in main event competition as Terry ends up getting the victory in the main event. Harper Lee and Ximena Valesquez attack Sierra in the end, once again using the pliers to pry at Sierra’s tongue possibly tearing it out in the process, leaving the former ‘Girl on Fire’ in a bloody mess. Malcolm Jones comes out to the ring to accept Drake’s offer at Pain For Pride, but also saying if he wins then New Eden will be forced to disband. Drake then comes out but before he can accept, Minerva drags Keisha Brown out to the stage. Before Minerva can do anything, Malcolm stops her making the announcement that Keisha is pregnant. But before Malcolm can do anything, Myles attacks Malcolm, leading to Drake and Myles beating him to a bloody pulp, leaving a horrific scene to end the recap.)

(Finally the recap ends, and ‘33rd Blakk Glass’ by Sosmula and ZillaKami, the intro music for Sunday Night Voltage, plays. The camera pans to the World 1 Theatre in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The virtual crowd is cheering before finally the camera cuts to the commentary desk with James Peters, Rich Russillo and Persephone Tsitsipas.)

James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Voltage! Once again we’re on the road to Pain for Pride, and with the Cash in the Vault qualifiers and the reveal of the Specialists Championship match out of the way, it looks like things are really heating up!

Persephone: To you maybe. All I ever cared about is Rexy winning at Pain for Pride, although let’s be honest. He SHOULD be in the main event of the entire show. Cameron versus Rex doesn’t even have a Championship on the line :wtf:!

Rich Russillo: We have some interesting matches coming up such as a Cash in the Vault preview match and our big tag team match, so I can’t wait to get this show started!

(After the commentators have greeted us to Voltage, it points to the ring where “Diva” by Beyonce is blasting in the background. Once again, we get a ‘candy’ set up, but with Pain for Pride being in Los Angeles and Hollywood being around that circle, the ring is just like Willy Wonka’s candy factory in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of the usual seating, it’s replaced by candy mushrooms of the colors red, blue and yellow [for Dynasty, Showdown and Voltage]. The ring ropes are replaced by nerds candy ropes. The turnbuckle padding is replaced by gobstoppers. The ramp to the ring consisted of fake grass with lollipops and polka dot mushrooms around the side of it. In the middle of the ring is Candice Blair who is dressed as a female Willy Wonka with the trademark top hat and the purple tailcoat and golden bow. It has a purple bodysuit with white cups and a gold trim — which was something that Candice wanted the costume to have because she’s gotta look ✨hot✨ no matter what.)

Candice Blair: Ladies and gentlemen, for the last time this season, WELCOME TO GETTING CANDID!…WITH YOUR HOST AND NEXT SPECIALISTS CHAMPION…CANDICE BLAIR!!!!!! :blessed:

(A mixed reception from the virtual crowd. There’s some fans of the Specialists Champion, Dr. Bethany Blue tonight and Candice Blair is aware of that.)

Candice Blair: Like, I am so happy that bestie Captain Charisma gave me the opportunity to host “Getting Candid!” for one last time before this season ended. Coming into this season, I would have been fortunate if this show was hosted once, but three times this season? I didn’t want Talib Bari to worry, but I think I can give him a run with this hosting gig. Regardless of where I go, if Captain Charisma needs a talk show, have his people (him) call my people (me), except on Friday and Saturdays nights at 8PM because that’s normally when Desmond and I have our movie nights and no, he can’t back out of them. Two days ago, we watched High School Musical 2 to kick off our summer, but he begged me not to tell anyone. Oh…

(Candice Blair pauses, realizing that he just told millions of people at home that he and Candice watched High School Musical 2 two nights ago. Realizing that Candice fucked up, she tries to change the subject.)

Candice Blair: Sorry, Desmond. :lupe: But yeah, super fortunate that Captain Charisma let me bring up this show. I knew that the moment that I figured out what my Pain for Pride opportunity was going to be, I was going to need a crowd to express myself. I work better with a crowd and I love the spotlight. So, as of Dynasty two nights ago, before watching High School Musical 2 — in case anyone wanted to know — I found out what my Pain for Pride opportunity was going to be. At the same time, I realize that I’m not alone with this Pain for Pride opportunity as well. At Pain for Pride, Dr. Bethany Blue will defend the Specialists Championship against Ashley Flores and ‘The Hot Commodity, your resident activist, Candice Blair! :blessed:

(The crowd cheers as the match card with Dr. Bethany Blue, Ashley Flores and Candice Blair is shown on the titantron. For a moment, Candice cringes at her picture on the match card.)

Candice Blair: I’m hoping it’s not the final match card because there are so many pictures that I’ve taken within the last few months that showcases my good side. I mean, all my good sides are good, but I just want to know that the best version of Candice Blair is being presented for all of Los Angeles and the world to see. This is kinda like my hometown. I mean, I live in Malibu and that’s west of Los Angeles, but you get the idea! I’ll talk to the graphic designer in charge of the match cards after the show. But, I’m really shook that I’m getting myself an opportunity at the Specialists Championship. I’ve been used to the multi-women situation when I’m placed in title matches, so it’s kinda nice that it’s just me, someone and the champion. Yes, it’s not a one-on-one situation, but it’s not like a Specialists Scramble, like a lot of the people were anticipating Pain for Pride. But, I’m fortunate for the opportunity. I didn’t think Road to Redemption was the performance that I wanted to remember for myself, so I would love more than anything to redeem myself from that tragic performance. Everyone knows that when put up against the best competition possible, I will put on a show to remember and prove that I am destined to be a champion in this company. 

Candice Blair: Now a further ado, let me introduce you to one out of my two opponents for Pain for Pride. She’s one of the fastest female rising stars from the Dynasty brand! Give it up for…ASHLEY FLORES!!!!!!

(“Unfazed” by Lil Uzi Vert featuring The Weeknd plays through the speakers of the World 1 Theatre as the crowd gives a mixed reception for Dynasty Elitist, Ashley Flores, who comes out with a brash and arrogant demeanor. She ignores the reception of the crowd as she makes it to the ring.)

Rich Russillo: This is Ashley Flores from Dynasty. She’s a rising star of the Dynasty brand who got herself this opportunity after facing Harper Lee in a Pain for Pride opportunity match a few weeks ago on Dynasty!

Persephone: Oh god, is this the bitch that yells and annoys everyone? Imagine anyone wanting her around. :mjlol:

James Peters: Yeah… tell me about it.

(Ashley Flores plops herself on the red mushroom seat as she rests her feet on the blue mushroom that Dr. Bethany Blue is supposed to sit on. Ashley picks up the microphone that was sat on the chocolate bar table in front of all the mushrooms.)

Candice Blair: I appreciate that you can give me some of your time, Ashley! 

Ashley Flores: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! LET’S FUCKING GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I sound enthusiastic for you, Cannie? That sounds like a cute little nickname for you. I’m gonna call you ‘Cannie.’ It took a ton of effort to make it seem like I give a fuck about being part of this stupid and cringy talk show of yours. This whole entire set up is stupid and honestly, you’re not different from the setup, but I wanted to come for the experience. I have never been on one of these talk shows. I haven’t gotten myself acquainted with those outside of the Dynasty brand, but from just the past few minutes of being here and looking at you, I’m not quite impressed. I was thinking that you would have rolled out the red — or pink carpet since you have an obsession for that color like your name is Elle Woods and you stepped out of Legally Blonde. But, perhaps, you didn’t realize that I was going to be such a high maintenance person. You should have checked out the competition, see what I’m all about before deciding that you weren’t going to be dealing with a typical upstart Elitists who is just more than happy to be here. I’m the fucking shit, Cannie. People are jealous of my talents. People are just oozing with jealousy with the confidence that I display in the ring and on this microphone. That’s what you two motherfuckers will need to be aware of when facing me at Pain for Pride. I am a winner. I have that winner’s mentality and I can’t wait to add that Specialists Championship to the list of trophies in my family’s trophy room.

Candice Blair: Um, I appreciate the enthusiasm from you, Ashley, but before you begin to run your mouth, let’s invite our next guest out here. She won the Specialists Championship from Constance Blevins at Grand Rampage and walks into Pain for Pride looking to stop the two of us! Ladies and gentlemen…the Specialists Champion herself…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!!!!!

(“Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi begins to play through the speakers as the crowd gives a standing ovation to the Specialists Champion herself, Dr. Bethany Blue, who walks out with the Specialists Championship on her shoulder. The crowd just adores the doctor, who has earned the respect and hearts of people from her performances and story on Showdown this past season.)

James Peters: It’s nice to see a familiar face on Voltage! Showdown’s Dr. Bethany Blue managed to capture the Specialists Championship from Constance Blevins at Battle of Egypt: Clash in Cairo a few weeks ago! It’s been a season long battle for this woman, but she’s finally made it to another championship reign!

Rich Russillo: If there is something that everyone must admire, it’s this woman’s will to keep going when things are tough. This woman has been put through hell this past season and it’s amazing that she’s still around! To say that she doesn’t deserve that Specialists Championship on her shoulder would be a lie.

Persephone: Oh god, this bitch already has an ego on her. From how she was on Dynasty, she’s as cocky as ever and I don’t think that I can bear that for the next few weeks. 

(Dr. Bethany Blue joins the other two women in the ring. Candice Blair decides to put her best foot forward and smile at the Specialists Champion.)

Candice Blair: Bethany, Doc, my pleasure to have you on my show! 

Dr. Bethany Blue: It was a pleasure that you wanted the three of us to chit-chat on your talk show, but all of this… *gestures the candy-filled ring* I don’t know whether to call this a health code violation or wonder how much candy will it take for your blood glucose levels to skyrocket up and increase your chances of getting pre-diabetes. By the looks of you two, the last thing that you two need is to be eating any sweets. 

Candice Blair: :comeagain:

Ashley Flores: *begins to eat the nerd rope as she pauses to look at Bethany after her last sentence* :comeagain:

Dr. Bethany Blue: Candice, I really wished that you would have come up to me about the aesthetic of this talk show. I know that you wanted to be cute and with your nickname being ‘Candy’ and all, but with someone trying to be an activist and helping people out, I figured that you would want to help people be the healthiest human beings that they possibly can. Instead of candy corn, corn is high on fiber and it can be a wonderful aid on digestion which is something that can come in handy after all of those movie nights with your so-called friend trainer, boy toy or whatever he is to you. All that candy and butter that may be difficult to digest, so if you’re having trouble with using the restroom, it may be best to switch your diet. But corn is really helpful in providing your body with lots of essential nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. Instead of movie nights, I bet there are a bunch of alternatives for your date nights. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, laser tag, etc. I know we are in a pandemic and what not, but if the two of you take precautions and what not, I think you can do what you feel like. You’re in Los Angeles, so get your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping and endurance going.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Candice, you pride yourself in being an activist, but it’s more than doing great things for people, but doing great things for yourself. What example are you setting for those women and children looking up to you? Do you really think that you feel like the healthiest that you can be? If I were to give you a physical without looking at my clipboard, I’d say that you’re morbidly obese for your height. Do you want women and little kids to look at you and see you as the picture of a perfectly healthy person, knowing that you haven’t done anything to be healthy? You already have giant thighs to begin with and knowing your body type, that will be the first thing to change with all of that candy that you’re surrounding us with. I deserve for my competition to be in tiptop shape going into Pain for Pride and I have my doubts about that, Candice. As for you, Ashley…

(Ashley Flores finally sets her attention to Dr. Bethany Blue. Ashley couldn’t give a shit about what Bethany has to say, but she could spare her a moment or two.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: As I said, I deserve the best competition going into Pain for Pride. I really want this match to steal the show and we can’t have that when I look better than my competition. I mean, when was the last time that you did some crutches, Ashley? Judging your physique at the moment, it seems like you haven’t done a single ab workout in your life. Your FUPA — TikTok brought this term to the light, so I think that you’re aware of where I’m going with this, Candice, but Ashley— Fat Upper Pubic Area is what I’m going with. It’s the excess fat between your hips and the pubic bone. The causes for the FUPA could be with childbirth, aging, rapid weight loss and/or genetics. You don’t need to be ashamed, Ashley. Most likely, you can’t control your FUPA, but you can always reduce the fat around that area. I worked with Terrence Chambers last season, so you can say that I’m a bit of a miracle worker around this area. If you swing by my office, I can put you on a work out plan that is suited for you, your height and weight. But, that’s not all I want to talk to you about, Ashley.

Ashley Flores: Please shut the fuck up.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Can’t do, Ashley. It’s my job as a doctor to inform her patients about the truth about their health. I am not here to make friends nor do I want to be the one to hurt feelings, but if it means to save the life of my patients, I will do what I can to make sure that the truth gets out there. One of the things that I noticed was your anger issues. For someone who is barely in the company for a month, it seems like you’ve gotten a bit of stress within you. When people are stressed, they tend to have frequent outbursts. I mean, I think that Candice could agree with me when I say that you are a potential danger, not only to her and I in this match, but to this company and human civilization. I see shades of Candice’s bee-itch of an older sister, Ms. Extreme with you, Ashley. No one wants to be another Camille nor do I have the patience to handle it. I mean, Camille Jane Ava is the reason that I was in the position that I was in the very first place, but that’s a conversation for another time. As for you, Ashley; I can see the premature wrinkles already forming on your face due to the anger that you constantly hold for yourself. Has anyone ever taught you some breathing exercises? Have you ever tried doing yoga? Very relaxing for the soul and it makes you feel prepared for whatever life throws at you.

Ashley Flores: I’m about to throwing this fucking mushroom at your head if you don’t shut the fuck up.

Candice Blair: Were you really expecting for me to fall for your bait, Bethany? Were you expecting me to either flip out or get insecure about my appearance because you told me that I should? Maybe, if I was some insecure little girl, I would have, but I’m a grown ass woman and I know that I look fucking good. I know that I’m the hottest woman in this match. You thought by shitting on how I look, you would eliminate my biggest quality, but I see your bullshit and I’m refusing to fall into your trap and play your mind games. I know how you operate, Bethany. I’ve seen how you were with Camille last season on Voltage. I saw how you played your mind games with Camille, trying to make her insecure about her appearance, but just like with her, it’s not going to work with me. We know that this is what your approach is normally the moment that you find yourself at a disadvantage. You have more of a chance of losing that Specialists Championship to one of us than you do of retaining, but we’re not supposedly competition to you? It’s not nice to lie, Bethany. I don’t need to take your word on my appearance and succumb to your shitty attempt at putting down another woman for the sake of elevating yourself. That’s not how this is going to work, so you can save your mind games. They aren’t going to work and I don’t care. The Specialists Championship is what matters in this match —

Ashley Flores: The importance of that Specialists Championship skyrocketed when I was announced to challenge for it at Pain for Pride. Let’s be real here, but no one was going to give a shit if Candice Blair versus Dr. Bethany Blue was for the Specialists Championship at Pain for Pride. That match there sounds like a complete snooze fest. It makes Rex McAllister versus Andrea Valentine at last year’s Pain for Pride seem like a high point Pain for Pride main event. It’s funny that the two of you carry yourselves like you have a shot of walking out of Pain for Pride as the Specialists Champion. It’s such a shame that I need to share the spotlight with someone as talentless and useless as Candice Blair. You really think that Cannie is more than capable of competing for a championship at Pain for Pride? Captain Charisma’s biggest mistake was putting his faith in you that you would actually get the job done and get a big win after being in front of the EAW cameras for two years and zero luck in being successful anywhere.

Ashley Flores: As for you, Bettie, you took advantage of someone that completely sucked at being Specialists Champion. I mean, you would have put me in that same match with Connie Blevins and I would have dragged that bitch by the roots across the ring. I would have given her something to be afraid of and sent her running to wherever she was before. She isn’t shit compared to me, just like the two of you and most importantly you, Bettie, aren’t shit compared to me. You’re nothing more than a fucking bitch that cries when shit doesn’t go her way. When you aren’t being worship like the fucking star that you think you are. Just like with a bunch of these motherfuckers in this company, they think that they should be worship and respected like they’re so fucking gawd around here, but the only person that should be treated like a fucking gawd is me. Perhaps, this company will start taking me seriously and treat me more than someone who’s been getting a few impressive victories here and there when I take that championship from you, Bettie and send you crying back to your loser fiancée, who will never accomplish anything in this company. Both of you can wallow in your misery like the pair of losers that you are.

Dr. Bethany Blue: I’ve had enough with this. You can insult me, but don’t bring Alexis into this situation. She doesn’t deserve to be shat on by everyone. So, I would pay attention to what you say next or I’ll make sure that the next place you wake up is at a hospital.

Ashley Flores: 😒

Candice Blair: You’ve really let all of this get into your head, Ashley. It’s amazing that you’ve barely been in this company for two months and you’ve allowed yourself to think that you’re the hottest thing since sliced bread. Someone really needs to bring you down to Earth.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Someone needs to bring you a jumpsuit that fits you.

Ashley Flores: Someone needs to take you to the looney bin.

(Before you know it, all three women have begun to bicker with each other. All of them are struggling to get their words across and it doesn’t take time for the entire crowd to be confused over what these three are talking about.)

James Peters: DR. BETHANY BLUE LAUNCHES FORWARD AND STRIKES THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP INTO THE SKULL OF CANDICE BLAIR —

Rich Russillo: NO! CANDICE BLAIR DUCKS AS DR. BETHANY BLUE STRIKES ASHLEY FLORES WITH THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP! ASHLEY IS KNOCKED OUT! 

Persephone: DR. BETHANY BLUE TAKES DOWN ASHLEY FLORES, BUT SHE FEELS A TAP ON HER SHOULDER AS SHE TURNS HERSELF AROUND AS CANDICE BLAIR KICKS BETHANY IN THE STOMACH BEFORE PULLING HER UP FOR A HAIR PULL GORY SPECIAL AS BETHANY’S FACE LANDS ON THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP! FINALLY, SOMETHING INTERESTING HAPPENED! THIS WAS GETTING SO BORING!

James Peters: Candice Blair picks up Dr. Bethany Blue before nailing the Specialists Champion with a ‘Candy Destroyer’ — her variation of the Canadian Destroyer as Bethany lays on her back! 

(Candice Blair is the only woman in the Specialists Championship match at Pain for Pride standing. The crowd has a mixed reception for Candice being the only woman standing as Candice takes Dr. Bethany Blue’s Specialists Championship and raises it above her head. Some people in the crowd love that while others are looking forward to seeing one of her other opponents beating the shit out of her. “Diva” plays again as Candice places the Specialists Championship on Bethany’s chest before she exits the ring.)

Rich Russillo: A statement made by Candice Blair, who is more than ready to capture the Specialists Championship at Pain for Pride! If that we saw in the ring is foretelling of something, both Bethany and Ashley should be concerned because if there is someone who has really stepped up her game this season, it’s Candice Blair!

Persephone: Oh god, you sound like Captain Charisma! Come one, bring out Rex to destroy her now! 

(Voltage fades out to a promotional ad for Pain for Pride’s Specialists Championship match, Dr. Bethany Blue versus Candice Blair versus Ashley Flores.)

(The camera cuts to Bella Braxton in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR….ONE FALL!!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(‘Ride of the Valkyries’ by Richard Wagner plays to a mixed reaction from the audience as Ed Wagner begins to head down to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Hailing out of St. Louis, Missouri, weighing in at 225 pounds…ED WAGNER!

James Peters: Ed Wagner is a man who just seems to hate the way wrestling has gone-

Persephone: I can’t blame him. Sexy Rexy isn’t champion anymore, he didn’t win the Grand Rampage, he didn’t win at Battle of Egypt, wrestling is a crapshow!

Rich Russillo: :wow: Well, I’m sure Wagner looks to show us how it’s really done in the ring tonight, hopefully scoring his first victory in the process, but he’s going up against a very game Mary Atlas.

(‘Where’s My Wonderland’ by Blood on the Dance Floor replaces ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ and Mary starts to make her way down to the ring, all business to another mixed reaction from the audience.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent! Hailing out of St. Louis, Missouri, weighing in at 125 pounds…THE MOST WANTED…MARY S. ATLAS!!

James Peters: Last week, Mary suffered a lost to the team of Kensi and Lisa Wren, but tonight, she plans to look past all that. She plans to bounce back after beating Wagner.

Rich Russillo: She belittled Wagner, not really taking him as much of a threat going into their match tonight. Maybe Wagner can use that to his advantage, and score an upset win tonight.

(Wagner and Mary both stand across from each other as the referee signals for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: This match is officially underway, and I look forward to seeing what these two competitors are about to bring to the table here as they lock up in the center of the ring, jockeying back-and-forth for position. Wagner gets the early advantage, backing Mary up against the corner, and just showing some absolute disrespect here, grinding that forearm into her face, leaning her back over the top rope. The referee is gonna have to intervene here to separate Wagner from Atlas, which he does.

Rich Russillo: But Wagner heads back over into that corner, AND HE NAILS MARY WITH A HARD EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT JACKS HER JAW! BUT MARY FIGHTS BACK WITH A FOREARM SMASH THAT STAGGERS WAGNER BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, MARY GOES AFTER ED- BUT SHE GETS CAUGHT WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION, WHICH IS FOLLOWED UP WITH A STANDING SIDE HEADLOCK BY WAGNER! But Mary finds a way out of it, hoisting Ed up and slamming him down with a back Suplex!

James Peters: MARY STANDS ED UP AND ATTEMPTS TO HOOK BOTH ARMS, PERHAPS LOOKING TO END IT EARLY WITH THE MOST WANTED DDT! BUT ED WAGNER, NOTICEABLY IN A PANIC, SHOVES MARY AWAY BEFORE SHE CAN CONNECT WITH THE MOVE! BUT ATLAS CHARGES AT WAGNER BEFORE CRACKING HIM IN THE MOUTH A DISCUS ELBOW THAT SENDS HIM TUMBLING TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! MARY BUILDS UP A HEAD OF STEAM BEFORE CRASHING DOWN ON WAGNER WITH A TOPE CON HILO, BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF ATHLETICISM THERE!

Persephone: Still not quite on par with Sexy Rexy’s, but that was kinda impressive.

Rich Russillo: I’d say more than kinda, but nonetheless, Mary sends Wagner back into the ring where she shortly follows. Wagner finds himself in the corner, attempting to create some distance between himself and Mary, but distance is not what he’ll have as she goes after him. BUT WAGNER BAITS HER IN WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION AND SLAMS HER DOWN FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! WAGNER GRABS AHOLD OF THE CORNERED MARY AGAIN, BUT HES BACK ELBOWED FOR HIS TROUBLES!

James Peters: WAGNER ISNT DONE THERE AND RUNS AT MARY IN THE CORNER! BUT SHE GETS THE BOOT UP, REELING HIM BACK, GIVING HER ENOUGH TIME TO PERCH HERSELF ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! MARY LEAPS OFF WITH A DROPKICK THAT TEMPORARILY TAKES DOWN WAGNER! BUT THE STUNNED ED GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, ONLY TO BE TAKEN RIGHT OFF OF THEM ONCE MORE WITH A SLINGBLADE BY MARY! ATLAS GOES INTO THE COVER, HOOKING BOTH LEGS!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOO-

Rich Russillo: And Wagner explodes out of the pinfall, not looking to be bested this early on in the matchup. Mary brings Ed back to his feet, BUT WAGNER LANDS A STRAIGHT HEADBUTT THAT MIGHTVE JUST SCRAMBLED THE BRAINS OF ATLAS, WHO NOW GETS PUT IN THE SLEEPER HOLD BY WAGNER, WHOSE LOOKING TO END THIS ONE EARLY HIMSELF! BUT MARY HAS OTHER PLANS, DRIVING HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER! THIS FORCES WAGNER TO RELEASE THE HOLD, AND MARY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HIS GROGGY STATE BY SNAPMARING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!

James Peters: MARY STARTS TO CLIMB THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, HER BACK FACING WAGNER, WHO IS QUICK IN GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AND SHOVING MARY OFF THE TOP ROPE, CAUSING HER TO COLLIDE FACE FIRST WITH THE BARRICADE! WAGNER, LIKE A SHARK, SMELLS BLOOD IN THE WATER, SLIDING OUT THE RING TO GO AFTER ATLAS! A DAZED MARY GETS ROLLED INTO THE RING, ED FOLLOWS AND UTILIZES A BRUTAL BACKDROP SUPLEX, LANDING MARY RIGHT ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD! THE COVER IS MADE BY WAGNER!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

Rich Russillo: MARY KICKS OUT, BUT WAGNER ISNT GONNA GIVE HER A SECOND TO BREATHE, IMMEDIATELY STRAPPING ON THAT REAR CHINLOCK TO THE SEATED ATLAS! MARY IS TRYNA FIND A WAY OUT OF IT, BUT WAGNER IS MAKING THAT DIFFICULT, JUST WITH THE SHEER STRONGHOLD HE HAS OVER HER! MARY STARTS TO GET BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE DESPITE THIS, HOWEVER, AND BEGINS TO THROW ELBOWS INTO THE MIDSECTION OF ED! HE SENSES HIS GRIP CLOSE TO BEING BROKEN BY MARY AND WHIPS HER OFF THE ROPES!

James Peters: MARY REBOUNDS OFF, RUNNING RIGHT INTO AN IMPACTFUL CLOTHESLINE FROM WAGNER, WHO MAKES THE COVER ON MARY!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

Persephone: This match continues as Mary unfortunately kicks out, meaning, we’ll sadly have to see more of her and Ed Wagner in the ring, more-so Ed Wagner.

James Peters: Speaking of Ed Wagner, HE LEAPS UP IN THE AIR AND DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE SIDE OF A SEATED MARY’S FACE WITH A DROPKICK! WAGNER TURNS HER OVER TO MAKE ANOTHER COVER!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!

James Peters: MARY POWERS OUT OF IT! WAGNER TRIES TO PIN HER AGAIN, BUT SHE KICKS OUT BEFORE THE REFEREE CAN EVEN GET TO THE COUNT OF ONE! A SLIGHTLY FRUSTRATED WAGNER TURNS TO A DIFFERENT GAMEPLAN, TRAPPING MARY IN A SEATED CROSSFACE CHICKENWING! ATLAS IS IN TROUBLE, BUT SHE DOESNT LOOK TO HAVE TAPPING ON THE MIND AT ALL! INSTEAD, SCOOTING HERSELF OVER TO THE ROPES WHERE SHE WRAPS BOTH FEET AROUND THE BOTTOM ONE! WAGNER REMAINS WRENCHING ON THAT HOLD, HOWEVER, NOT TRYING TO LET GO! BUT THE REFEREE BEGINS THE FAMOUS FIVE COUNT! WAGNER BETTER LET GO OR THIS ONE IS OVER!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI-

Rich Russillo: Finally a release comes from Wagner, but has the damage already been on Mary? And even if it isn’t, WAGNER IS GONNA ENSURE THAT IT IS WITH REPEATED STOMPS AND ELBOW DROPS! THE REFEREE TEMPORARILY STOPS WAGNER FROM DOING ANY MORE DAMAGE, GIVING MARY TIME TO USE THE ROPES ASSISTANCE IN STANDING BACK UP! ED RUNS AT MARY, BUT SHE SIDESTEPS, SENDING HIM OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! MARY STARTS TO BUILD UP MOMENTUM AGAIN OFF THE ROPES, POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR A REPEAT OF EARLIER WITH THAT TOPE CON HILO, BUT WAGNER QUICKLY SLIDES BACK INSIDE THE RING, CATCHING THE RUNNING MARY WITH A STRONG BIG BOOT!

James Peters: MARY STUMBLES BACKWARD, COMING CLOSE TO FALLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE, BUT SHE SENDS HERSELF CRASHING INTO WAGNER WITH A REBOUND LARIAT! ED GOT TURNED INSIDE OUT! MARY LOOKS FOR THE COVER, BUT WAGNER HAS ENOUGH IN RING IQ TO ROLL HIMSELF OVER TO THE APRON, MOST LIKELY OUTTA INSTINCT! MARY PULLS WAGNER UP TO HIS FEET AND LOOKS TO TRY AND SUPLEX HIM BACK IN THE RING! BUT THIS COULD TURN OUT TO BE A MISTAKE AS WAGNER SHIFTS THE MOMENTUM AND TRIES TO SUPLEX MARY TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Persephone: I’d love to see em both splat on the outside!

Rich Russillo: “Unfortunately,” I don’t think you’re gonna get that wish, Percy. MARY GRABS AHOLD OF THE TOP ROPE WITH HER FREE HAND AND DROPS DOWN ON THE APRON WITH WAGNER! BOTH COMPETITORS EXCHANGE BLOWS, BUT ITS MARY WHO GETS THE UPPER HAND WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS ED OVER THE TOP ROPE AND FACE PLANTING DOWN ON THE RING CANVAS! MARY SCALES THE TOP ROPE NOW, STALKING WAGNER’S ASCENT BACK TO HIS FEET…BEFORE LEAPING OFF WITH A DROPKIC- NO!

James Peters: WAGNER CAUGHT HER IN MID AIR, HOOKING BOTH LEGS FOR A BOSTON CRAB! BUT MARY REFUTES A TURNOVER, SHOVING WAGNER AWAY WITH BOTH FEET! ED GOES AFTER MARY AGAIN, BUT ENDS UP HITTING FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE AFTER MARY USED THE TRUNKS FOR LEVERAGE TO PULL HIM IN! MARY WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF ED BEFORE BRINGING HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND DROPPING HIM RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Persephone: Hopefully his neck is broken, so the match can end.

Rich Russillo: MARY WAITS FOR WAGNER TO GET UP TO ONE KNEE BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES IN FRONT OF HIM! BUT HE GRABS THE WAISTBAND OF MARY’S TRUNKS AND USES THAT TO PULL HER BACK IN FOR A BACKDROP SUPLEX! BUT MARY BACKFLIPS OUT OF IT, TURNS HIM AROUND, KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND THERES THE SNAP SINGLE UNDERHOOK FACELOCK DROP! A VARIATION OF THE DDT THERE! MARY MAKES THE COVER ON ED!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

T-

James Peters: KICKOUT! A SEATED MARY THINKS ABOUT HER NEXT PLAN OF ATTACK, BUT THE DOWNED ED TAKES ADVANTAGE WHILE SHE DOES SO, GETTING HER IN A CRUCIFIX PIN!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

James Peters: MARY KICKS OUT AND BOTH SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET! A STEP UP ENZIGURI FROM ATLAS CONNECTS, AND ED IS OUT ON WOBBLY LEGS HERE! HE TRIES TO WILL THROUGH IT AND GRABS THE FOOT OF A DOWNED MARY, WHO CATCHES HIM WITH A SWIFT KICK TO THE FACE! WAGNER GETS DOWN TO ONE KNEE AND IS CAUGHT WITH ANOTHER BY ATLAS, SENDING HIM DOWN TO ALL FOURS! MARY GETS UP TO HER FEET AND PULLS WAGNER UP FROM BEHIND BY HIS HAIR!

Persephone: I’m not surprised to see it’s thinning.

Rich Russillo: MARY WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF WAGNER, ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE WAY?! …NOT ON WAGNER’S WATCH! HE BACKS MARY UP AGAINST THE CORNER, LANDING A BACK ELBOW ON MARY, FREEING HIMSELF FROM HER CLUTCHES! AND LOOK AT WAGNER! DEVIOUS INTENTIONS ON THE MIND AS HE RAISES HER TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! WAGNER STARTS TO CLIMB UP HIMSELF, BUT GETS KICKED OFF BY ATLAS, WHO TRIES TO PERCH HERSELF ON THE TOP ROPE!

James Peters: BUT WAGNER CUTS HER OFF WITH A RUNNING JUMPING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! AND NOW WAGNER ONCE AGAIN CLIMBS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, MUCH BETTER RESULTS THIS TIME AS HE HOOKS MARY UP FOR A TOP ROPE SUPERPLEX! BUT ATLAS THROWS SOME PUNCHES TO THE RIBCAGE OF ED, STILL FIGHTING BACK! WAGNER GETS SLAMMED DOWN FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AFTER BEING ON THE RECEIVING END OF AN EYE RAKE AND MARY ATTEMPTS AN AVALANCHE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!

Rich Russillo: BUT WAGNER HANGS ON TO THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS! MARY IS TRYING TO PULL HIM AWAY WITH THE POWERBOMB, BUT ITS NOT WORKING! BUT LOOK AT WAGNER, WHO CAPITALIZES WITH THE CORNER TEN PUNCHES ON MARY! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TE- MARY SKIPS THE TENTH PUNCH, SLIPPING OUT BETWEEN THE LEGS OF WAGNER! AND MARY USES A BIT OF INGENUITY, TRAPPING WAGNER’S HEAD AGAINST THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND SUPERKICKING HIM RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES! HEADSHOT CONNECTS! WAGNER FALLS DOWN TO THE MAT! MARY MAKES THE COVER!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHRRRRRREEEE-

James Peters: WAGNER NARROWLY AVOIDS DEFEAT THERE WITH A KICKOUT! MARY BRINGS WAGNER BACK TO HIS FEET AND ATTEMPTS TO PULL HIM IN FOR SOMETHING! BUT WE DONT FIND OUT WHAT AS WAGNER FLOATS OVER MARY FOR A POWERBOMB! BUT MARY STICKS HER THUMB IN THE EYE OF WAGNER, WHO DROPS HER AS HE DOUBLES OVER TO FAVOR SAID EYE! MARY CONNECTS WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB, ROLLING WAGNER TO BOTH KNEES AFTERWARDS, NOT EVEN GOING FOR A COVER!

Persephone: :noah:

Rich Russillo: ANOTHER HEADSHOT SUPERKICK FROM MARY TO THE KNEELING ED WAGNER! WAIT! I SPOKE TOO SOON! WAGNER CAUGHT THE BOOT OF MARY AND TWISTS IT AROUND FOR AN ANKLE LOCK! THE ANKLE LOCK IS LOCKED IN! BUT MARY ROLLS THROUGH TO MOVE TO AN ANKLE LOCK OF HER OWN, NOW WAGNER IS THE ONE IN TROUBLE HERE! BUT WAGNER ROLLS TO HIS BACK, KICKING MARY AWAY!

James Peters: MARY TRIES THAT REBOUND LARIAT AGAIN, THE ONE WHICH CAUGHT ED EARLIER! BUT WAGNER HAD IT SCOUTED THIS TIME, MAKING A GO BEHIND ON MARY AND TRAPPING HER IN THAT SLEEPER AGAIN! WAGNER TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT, AND THIS ONE COULD BE OVER!

Rich Russillo: MARY! MARY REVERSES THE SLEEPER INTO A PINFALL!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: WAGNER RELEASES THE HOLD, KICKING OUT IN THE PROCESS! BOTH ARE QUICK IN GETTING BACK TO THEIR FEET! BUT MARY IS QUICK TO STUN WAGNER WITH A ROLLING ELBOW! BOTH ARMS GET HOOKED! MOST WANTED DDT! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT SPIKES WAGNER, WHO LOOKS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS RIGHT ABOUT NOW! MARY HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERES YOUR WINNER…MARY S. ATLAS!!

(Mary rises up off the mat to get her hand raised by the ref as ‘Where’s My Wonderland ‘ by Blood on the Dance Floor plays to a mixed reaction, some rather preferring Mary tonight.)

Persephone: Finally, this thing is over.

James Peters: That is true, but let’s take away from both competitors here, they put on a nice hard fought match, but in the end, Mary was just better.

Rich Russillo: And speaking of better, it’s gonna be better luck next time for Wagner, who still looks for his first victory here in EAW.

(Mary walks to the back, proud of her win as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(Voltage fades from ringside directly to a backstage area; a cozy-lit room, with orange panels lighting up the side. The camera displays Fight Grid’s Molly Waters, sitting on a leather chair with an earpiece attached to her right ear. Holding up papers, she stares into the camera and begins to speak directly to those viewing the broadcast.)

Molly Waters: Last week, we were all witness to tensions rising between New Eden and Captain Charisma; a clash of opinions between the two parties on the former’s behavior, and the way they’re treating EAW as a whole. With that, we saw Voltage’s commissioner attacked, hit with a chair by Minerva, and taken out. Tonight, we’re being joined by that commissioner, and in the least insensitive way I can make it; how are you feeling right now?

(The camera cuts to an opposite tri-podded camera, now facing Captain Charisma, leaning his head against two fingers, and shielding his eyes from the light due to everything that had transpired the previous week. The commissioner moves his head up to face Molly, subtly showing a lack of ignorance, and that he was listening to what she had to say.)

Captain Charisma: Physically or emotionally? Physically? It’s not like I’ve never had something like this happen before; of course, the intent behind it is something I heavily frown upon. So how am I feeling? Fine, clearly in pain, but I’ll do. But beyond that, I’m tired. I’m sick of this game Drake is looking to play.

Molly Waters: What I wanted to discuss here is everything that happened last week. Of course I don’t expect you to agree with it, but I’d like to hear you expand on what happened last week, and what you think of everything that happened to you, and of course, later on in the night.

(Captain Charisma lets out a long breath, one that of frustration)

Captain Charisma: Well, as I said last week, I’m sick of Drake and New Eden as a whole. Sick of how they go about doing business, and how they have a lack of care towards anyone but themselves. It’s not like this hasn’t happened before, but there’s certainly a limit that everyone can reach. I don’t know what it is with Drake, but something needs to change, and fast. We’re about to hit THE show of shows in just a couple of weeks, he won THE decisive factor that even got him there in the first damn place, and it drove him to try and complain to get that match cancelled unless he got what he wanted. He wants to strip this company of some of it’s worth because he views himself as a deciding force, and we will get onto that later. I’ve never met someone who has been so against being on a poster; nevertheless one of the two BIGGEST on the poster, with that poster being the one that will hold the most weight out of anything this entire year. And I’ve never known someone who would go to such extreme lengths as he did BECAUSE of being on the poster, BECAUSE he found success. There’s Elitists that would kill to get there, but it seems Drake would kill even more just to get further.

Molly Waters: Expanding on that, how about New Eden’s attack on you? It’s clear that this has gone beyond what it once was, and feelings have got personal between yourself, Drake, Myles and Minerva. What is your next course of action? Are you going to let that slide, or are you going to enforce something against them? Moreover, is this going to affect how you treat not only New Eden, but their matches at Pain For Pride?

Captain Charisma: First thing’s first, obviously it’s going to affect how I treat them and their matches. But as the commissioner, it’s my duty not to do anything reckless, so as much as I would love to see them fail at their goals, I can’t do that. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, I do not like New Eden, and right now all I want is for them to change. As for Drake, I said last week I want him to get the help he needs, and I still stand by it. As much as he believes it makes him stronger, all it does is poison what’s around him. Intentionally or not. They don’t represent what Voltage is all about, like Malcolm Jones does. Malcolm Jones embraces the idea that you need to become the best you possibly CAN BE whilst striving to go further, he wants his career to go beyond the average standard that most people can reach, and put him in a bubble a very SMALL amount can reach. That’s something I like, and something I want on my brand.

Captain Charisma: But that’s one thing. It’s another thing opposing that. It should be a good thing, right? Looking to oppose someone trying to make themselves an all-time great to try and show you’re better than them? Why am I not sitting here appreciating New Eden for doing that? I want to be, I really do. I won’t deny their talent. But we’re not telling that story, sadly. We’re telling one that’s the bad side of what should be respectable. They aren’t looking to further their careers to PROVE they’re better than Malcolm, they’re looking to do the opposite; bury a career, send him into retirement. And somehow, they continue to take one step forward whenever I think they’ve reached a limit. I’m proud to have Malcolm here, and I don’t want him gone, but that isn’t my decision. Originally it was going to be. Originally I wanted to make sure New Eden were reprimanded for what they had done, I wanted to make sure there were consequences to their actions, I could make their PFP plans all go to sleep, and instead of fighting for what they believe in, they wouldn’t be fighting at PFP whatsoever.

Molly Waters: If that’s the case, I’m wondering: Why didn’t you do that? What prompted you to let them get away with that? My job here is to remain neutral, and simply interview you, but I’m genuinely curious as to why you’d let them get away with everything they did. Attacking you, threatening Keisha. Could you fill us in on what had happened to change your mind?

Captain Charisma: Simply put, Malcolm and Keisha themselves.

Molly Waters: :oh:

Captain Charisma: After everything that had happened at Voltage, and when I had the time, I personally talked to Malcolm himself and told him that New Eden would be punished and they wouldn’t get away with it, to reassure him and Keisha, but he was the one who said otherwise. Because punishing them wouldn’t end the problem, it’d just make it worse. And honestly, I agree. Whilst I do want them punished, the more they’re “provoked” the more they’re going to whine, and we don’t need it to get worse than it already has. Because everything they have done, everything they’ve said? It’s disgusting. Deplorable. The damage they could have caused, the PERMANENT damage they could have caused, it’s not worth it. It has never been worth it.

Captain Charisma: Drake is persistent to get what he wants, he doesn’t even care about the damage he causes along the way because he’s too far gone to realize what’s wrong. But he SHOULD realize what’s wrong. What if he was on the opposite end? What if it was Sierra up on Malcolm’s shoulders? What if it was Sierra who was attacked, much like it was months ago with Insurgency? Back then it was a problem, but a PREGNANT WOMAN up and ready for a powerbomb is next level. If they believe that punishment wasn’t necessary before, they certainly deserve it now.

(Captain Charisma leans back in his chair and takes a deep breath. Truth be told, he didn’t want any of this to happen. Quite clearly he didn’t want this to happen on his show whatsoever, no matter for the main event of Pain For Pride. He wanted it to be over and done with, in the past, because there wasn’t any way to avoid it from being the future. There was always a limit, and New Eden breached it, they went past that limit, and Captain Charisma found it to be despicable.)

Molly Waters: So Malcolm and Keisha personally told you not to punish New Eden? I see. If that was their decision, then it’s fully understandable why you’re not going to do that. I’m assuming this is because of Malcolm Jones wanting to do it all himself, correct?

(Captain Charisma takes a few seconds to think about it, before coming to an answer.)

Captain Charisma: I would assume so.

Molly Waters: So that begs the question, how do you feel about Malcolm Jones putting his career on the line at Pain For Pride? And in turn, the future of New Eden being put on the line also?

Captain Charisma: Personally, I don’t like it. At least, not Malcolm’s career being on the line. But I have faith in Malcolm. I’m not going to tell him he can’t do that, as it’s his decision to make, and I’m certain that it only motivates him to go further. Motivating him to come out on top at Pain For Pride, and I believe in him to do so. He’s not just fighting for himself, but he’s fighting for those who don’t WANT New Eden here, fighting to end all of the suffering and madness once and for all.

(Captain Charisma sighs, due to both the concussion being painful, and the conflicting morals. Of course, he didn’t want it to be like this, he didn’t want to get personally involved with something happening on the show he commissions.)

Captain Charisma: I said it on Voltage last week, but I honestly expected it to be different from Drake. I expected the man who was destined to be the Elitist of The Year, the former World Champion… not this. Not anything that’s happened. I WANT Drake to be a key part of this brand, and I want success for him. At least what he was before. This isn’t Drake. Something that happened at Pain For Pride forced a change, I get that, but instead of getting help he embraced everything that happened, he embraced the change, and now we find ourselves in this situation. And as for Minerva? Myles? I just wish they didn’t get involved in this. Because it’s going to affect their careers forever, they joined Drake in his mission, and now they’re all convinced it’s true. But it isn’t true. What they’re aiming for isn’t going to happen, because it’s not achievable. At least, not in the way they’re trying to get to it. Because what they’re doing is wrong. It shouldn’t even be thought of, no matter attempted. You see, it wasn’t as bad when it was just the constant complaining, taking out Viz and SOSA, because it was just a bit of a minor inconvenience right? But when the main event of Pain For Pride was involved; then the life of an unborn child was involved? How do you jump from point A to point B in that situation? How do you go from annoyance to menace in just a few months? That’s what I don’t get.

Molly Waters: So you would say that it’s come too far, and it needs to end?

Captain Charisma: Yes, exactly…

(Captain Charisma pauses for a second, closing his eyes just to reassess the situation that has gone on for months. Thinking about what he wants to happen next, and how they’re going to get there. The commissioner is very clearly fed up, staying true to his words, wanting all of this just to come to an end immediately, and of course, he hopes that Pain For Pride will be the date it will happen.)

Captain Charisma: Which is why… that match at Pain For Pride? It’ll be an Unsanctioned Match!

Molly Waters: :oh:!

Captain Charisma: These two have genuine hatred for each other, right? They want violence, so why not give it to them? Malcolm doesn’t want *me* to punish Drake, to punish New Eden. So why shouldn’t he? If Drake is really serious about his goal, well, he’ll have to prove it; which I know he’ll try to do. These two are at their throats, so I’m willing to give them the time to TRULY end each other once and for all. Drake really wants this to be the final stand for Malcolm Jones, and vice versa. Which is why I’m allowing this to happen. No disqualifications, no count outs. Absolutely no limits.

Captain Charisma: I didn’t want it to come to this. I wanted the Grand Rampage winner to face the champion in a quality contest, but this is personal, even if it wasn’t supposed to be. When you involve a man’s wife, a man’s pregnant wife, there’s no turning back. But Drake knew this was coming, there’s no way he didn’t. I am more than certain Drake expected there to be some twist. And if he wanted that, that’s fine. I know Malcolm would have wanted it too. I know Keisha would have wanted it too.

(Molly Waters turns over to the camera, and begins to address what was just announced.)

Molly Waters: :damn: So there you have it! The Voltage commissioner has confirmed that this match will be officially ruled under Unsanctioned Rules, and as he said, that means there’s no limits!

(Molly Waters directs her attention to Captain Charisma once more.)

Molly Waters: Are you completely sure of your decision? Despite being so vocal about not liking what New Eden does?

Captain Charisma: Positive. This is a burden that Drake is going to have to live with, and something that he’s going to have to overcome. I have faith in Malcolm Jones, as I stated, and if he gives the entire EAW Universe a treat by beating his ass up and down at Pain For Pride, that’s going to be his problem… and one more thing. I’m not allowing Drake to try and back out of it. Not this time. We’ve dealt with that enough over the past few weeks, but this is going to be set in stone.

Captain Charisma: Next week on Voltage, there will be a contract signing between him and Malcolm Jones. For their Pain For Pride match. They’re going to sign the dotted paper, and put their signatures on the contract, meaning they cannot back out even if they want to. And everything they had said last week? All of the stipulations and consequences they had verbally agreed to? That is going to be locked in too. Meaning, they are unable to back down from their words. If Drake has a problem with it, he can’t complain and blackmail anymore. It will be official.

(For the final time, Molly Waters turns to the camera.)

Molly Waters: You heard it there, next week on Voltage, there will be a contract signing FOR that match, and there will be no backing out of it! Thank you, Captain Charisma, for having this interview with us.

Captain Charisma: No. Thank you. The pleasure was all mine.

(Captain Charisma shakes Molly Water’s hand, before standing up out of shot. Captain Charisma was pushed to his limit with Drake King, and he had to do this, whether he liked it or not. This was clearer than day. As Captain Charisma left the studio, Voltage would fade out to commercial.)

(A commercial for kitchen utensils featuring Jake Smith plays, the first unbranded set breaking as Jake uses them, and the branded ones setting on fire as he uses them. The commercial would come to a premature end as it was clearly the wrong tape.) 

(“The Day” by Porno Graffitti blasts through the speakers as IDOL-GUN — Miku Sakai and Hikari Kanno come out with the Unified Tag Team Championships on each of their shoulders. The champions seem to be in high spirits after coming off another successful title defense against SOSA Henderson and Chris Elite on Dynasty.)

Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME…THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… HIKARI KANNO…MIKU SAKAI….IDOL-GUN!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Oh god, these two again! They’re probably here to gloat about their successful title defense on Dynasty, but who the hell wants to hear about that?

James Peters: I supposed that they’re also going to talk about what Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert talked about on Showdown last night. Those two have made their intentions aware about going after those Unified Tag Team Championships. 

Rich Russillo: That, combined with the new attitudes from Harlow and Xavier, I think that could be a deadly combination for IDOL-GUN to deal with. What they have to say is going to be really interesting! 

(IDOL-GUN is in the ring with their microphones. The crowd is booing the hell out of them as their entrance music dies down. Hikari Kanno and Miku Sakai are amused at the virtual crowd and their booing. They laugh at it for a moment before Miku starts this entire segment off.)

Miku Sakai: These past few weeks have been fucking hilarious, Hikari. All of these teams have stepped up to the plate, trying to do the unthinkable by dethroning IDOL-GUN. Imagine thinking that you have a legit shot at dethroning a couple of queens? Imagine thinking that you’re better than IDOL-GUN? Imagine thinking that you are the legit competition that we’ve been anticipating since day one of our reign? Chained Fury tried to convince us that, Insurgency tried to convince us that, SOSA Henderson and Chris Elite tried to make it seem like we never crossed paths with a team like them, but in fact, they’re like the last three times that we’ve faced. They end up breaking up in some capacity. Maxwell and Insurgency are no more, Chained Fury should have never existed in the first place and SOSA and Chris…well… when Chris finally processes what SOSA did to him, he’s not going to be happy that it happened. 

Hikari Kanno: It’s a shame that the result of Dynasty ended the way it did—for SOSA and Chris, but no one was considering them as legit contenders to any championship picture. The idea that they were able to get a title shot faster than any of the other teams was quite ridiculous, but IDOL-GUN has never shied away from the challenge. We’ll take on your mediocre teams; we’ll take on the ‘best’ teams that you have to offer and they will be nothing compared to IDOL-GUN. The result will be the same at the end of the day and that’s IDOL-GUN standing tall STILL as your Unified Tag Team Champions. STILL the envy and resentment of a lot of Elitists in this company who have tried to shame us and put us in their little stereotypical boxes as nothing more than ‘Japanese bitches’ or ‘Mulan looking bitches’ or whatever creative names that they’ve got to us because they have no substance to carry themselves into a legit argument with us. I mean, the competition is more than willing to use anything to minimize the impact that we’ve already made in this company. We were able to achieve our destiny of becoming Unified Tag Team Champions ONE month after debuting in this company.

Miku Sakai: We were already defeating the then-World Champion within our first few matches in this company. We showed the then-number one contender that they aren’t shit compared to us. We were already outshining what was supposed to be considered the so-called ‘main event’ of Voltage. We were coming out here, performing better than the main event talent on this show. Our quality of matches is something that no one should be able to ignore. It shouldn’t be anything that these garbage Elitists should be dismissing because we’re ‘rookies’ in their eyes. Oh, we’ve heard everyone who said that we wouldn’t be here for a month. “Oh, IDOL-GUN is overrated! They’ll be gone in a few months anyway!” It’s been six fucking months, dumbasses and we’re not going anywhere. Ne We will continue to rule the tag team division, taking on any of you losers, who think that they can lace up our boots. I say that last statement, but it gets so fucking boring at this point with facing losers like Chained Fury, SOSA and Chris and those Proud Boys of the Dynasty brand. Me and Hikari were just hoping that our road to Pain for Pride would be a tad different. Please don’t waste our brilliance and talents on mediocre competition who will disband the moment that they lose this match. That could NEVER be IDOL-GUN.

Hikari Kanno: It’s one of the things that separates us from other teams that this company decides to throw at us for the sake of giving us competition, but it doesn’t leave us satisfied. We are two women who strive to face competition that is going to put us on the edge of our seats and not bore us out of our minds. We are two women who believe that they are capable of so much more, but no one wants to step up. No one wants to test their claims against IDOL-GUN. So far, we’ve been able to read the bullshit that our opponents spew at us. We’ve been able to detect their flaws and exploit them in front of the entire world. We have shown the world that our mannerisms and skills are not one of rookies, but of Elitists beyond their years. You’d look at us and think that we’ve been around here, honing our craft for a while and not just six months. Not speaking for Miku, but when people talk to me, they think that I shouldn’t be talking the way I am. They shouldn’t believe that I should have the confidence and swagger that I have for a rookie. By dumbing that statement down for everyone: I shouldn’t be acting like a veteran. But, when you have someone like Xavier Williams who’s a veteran and acts like a glorified mid carder, there’s no issue?

Miku Sakai: Probably not because when was the last time that Xavier Williams has posed as a threat to anyone in this company?

Hikari Kanno: When was the last time Harlow Reichert did something meaningful? 

Miku Sakai: These are the questions that would keep me up at night if I was as ugly as the two of them. But, don’t you find it coote that they observed our match on Dynasty two nights ago? Trying to paint themselves as being important and that we gotta keep an eye on them, but okay? Why should we care about those two? What have they done to make us want to care about them? What makes them the biggest threat to our reign, huh? Because they cut a promo at Battle of Egypt, saying that they had enough with how things were run on Showdown? Because they had enough with elevating everyone else at the expense of themselves? Well, how about not doing that? That sounds pretty easy if you ask me. It seems like they were making everything difficult for themselves. 

Hikari Kanno: This is all pretty hilarious, Miku. They seem to have created this bit of delusion thinking that they are going to be the ones to knock us off our game. Imagine the idea of those two possibly taking two queens like us at the top of their game? :mjlol:

Miku Sakai: :mjlol: Those two are nothing more than inconsistent bozos who are way out of our league. What makes them think that they’re going to come in and take our Pain for Pride moment away from us? We’ve been busting our asses off for months to make sure that we solidified our spots at Pain for Pride and that comes with the Pain for Pride moment. We’re not going to let those two inconsistent bozos take away everything that we’ve been working for. Pain for Pride is our moment! It’s our time to prove to everyone that IDOL-GUN is the force of the tag team division. We are the queens of the tag team division and it’s going to stay that way for a long, long time.

Hikari Kanno: Everyone knew since day one that IDOL-GUN was destined to be Unified Tag Team Champions out of the gate and we proved that at King of Elite. Everyone knew that we were going to wreck through the tag team division and we’ve done that. We’ve been patient. We’ve been waiting for something to catch our eye and maintain our interests, not no luck. Once again, we’re bored and we want credible competition, and this is what we get? Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams? This is supposed to be our greatest competition to date? This is supposed to be the competition that catches our eye and maintains our interest? I don’t think so. Harlow and Xavier are lucky that we’re bored of facing the same people over and over again or else, they would be in catering. On social media, people say that we should take whatever they say, ‘under consideration,’ but if Xavier Williams has been relevant since 2016, I would have. Normally, I would be killing for any opportunity to face a Hall of Famer, but Xavier Williams would be near the bottom of that list. As for Harlow, all it took was a loss at Pain for Pride to tear down that “Miss No Fucks Given”  exterior that she likes to plant around her face. Now, we’re supposed to think that those two and their new attitudes are supposed to make them competition for our titles? The new attitudes don’t make a difference, as it’s like taking a mask off of yourself with both of them. 

Miku Sakai: Talking about Harlow, I wasn’t even sure what she’s done in the last year that was noteworthy, but weren’t those two facing off against each other last year? I mean, how can we forget about how poor little Harlow thought that last year was going to be her moment. That she was going to get her story of the student overcoming her teacher and the moment that Xavier took her down and defeated her, and it was like her entire world crumbled in front of her. It sent Harlow into a tailspin. Imagine if she loses at Pain for Pride against IDOL-GUN? Maybe, Harlow will stay away for good after we make an example out of her at Pain for Pride.

Hikari Kanno: Maybe as a bonus, Xavier will leave too. He’d be doing the entire world a favor by doing just that. We all know the moment something doesn’t go his way, he loses all sense of purpose —

(“It Has Begun” by Starset cuts off Hikari Kanno mid sentence as both members of IDOL-GUN have a huge smirk on their faces. Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams walk out, clearly both of them had enough with IDOL-GUN talking and intend to speak their piece.)

Xavier Williams: I think that you two are a bit confused. This isn’t Chained Fury that you’re talking to nor is it Insurgency, this is two of the best wrestlers in the company that you’re talking to and it’s best for both of you if both of you just shut up and realize what you’ve truly gotten yourself into.

Harlow Reichert: The two of you happen to forget about one tiny thing making fun of my past —I was pushed around and I know that IDOL-GUN LOVES to do that to people. You love to get underneath your opponent’s skin because the both of you know that in a fair fight, your wrestling cannot compare to mine or Xavier’s. When it comes to every single thing I do in that ring, there is no one on my level and that includes IDOL-GUN. I never needed to belittle someone to get any ounce or recognition that I’ve gotten over the past year. I never needed to get underneath anyone’s skin because I was confident that I was the best wrestler on the roster. What happens inside that wrestling ring you stand on is what truly matters at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter how many jabs you take on my past, but I will always be better than you. You may take amusement in making fun of my adversity. I mean, who hasn’t tried to make fun of my adversity in this past season? It’s a broken record at this point, but when people have let the smallest amount of adversity get the best of them, I’ve utilized it to build my character. Now, people may believe that this is ‘out of character’ for me and that I’m just going along with what Xavier says, but I’ve always wanted to do what I can to solidify myself as one of the best wrestlers in the company. If that means that I need to take matters into my own hands, I am going to do that. Me and Xavier are not going to confirm what Showdown is these days. We’re not going to allow ourselves to be good little soldiers, who wait for us to get rewarded for our efforts.

Harlow Reichert: We don’t want to be given things out of pity. We don’t want anyone’s pity. We’re not asking to have our hands held to another opportunity like some people on the Showdown roster have been real comfortable in having. We just want an opportunity to prove that we can go out there and put on a better performance than anyone else on the card. Me and Xavier watched Showdown in its entirety last week and as torturous that was, we both knew that Xavier’s performance was better than anyone else’s performance on that show. Xavier had an answer for all of Bronson’s offense and when you look at my match against Jon Kelton, did you really think that he had a shot against me? You really thought that he was going to have a response to anything I do to him? Jon Kelton is one of the biggest people that have benefitted from Showdown being the way it is with all of the opportunities that he’s gotten and it shouldn’t be like that. The elite competition of the brand should rise above everyone rather than mediocrity. The best of the best should be on top of this company as everyone else tries to catch up to them and that’s what is going to happen at Pain for Pride, IDOL-GUN. We’re not waiting for anyone to give us an opportunity to take those titles. We are going to take that opportunity for ourselves.

Xavier Williams: By not going straight to the main event scene when I returned, I believed that it would give people an opportunity to shine. I didn’t think that my name needed to be part of that scene and placing myself in the mid-card scene, I would do my job to elevate the talent that I stand across from in the ring. Despite everyone telling me that I’m just a shell of my former self, that I should just retire for good and there’s no need for me to be part of this company, I kept my composure. I remained as calm as possible not to let those comments really throw me off my game. I was truly confident in who I was and what I wanted to get out of this run on Showdown. I wanted to prove that I was still ‘The Best in the World’ and that the broken version of Xavier Williams who had his career ended by Jamie O’Hara in 2017 did not exist anymore. I took the high road and let people like you, IDOL-GUN, get the chance to make an immediate impact towards those Unified Tag Team Championships and I’ve regretted it ever since. I’m ‘The Best in the World’ for a reason. I’m ‘The Best in the World’ because I never let anyone surpass me. I never let anyone get the opportunities that rightfully belonged to me. I never let anyone get in my way to success. I always knew what I wanted and I grabbed it for myself and myself only. I am untouchable inside that squared circle. There is no one who can touch me inside that ring. There is no one who can get on my level and to watch people who aren’t my level be ahead of me in line for opportunities pisses me off because I know that I can succeed where they’ve failed. I know that I can go out there and put on a better performance than what they’re capable of. Eighteen months since I returned and not one fucking championship match.

Xavier Williams: If I’m not going to get one by hard work, I am going to get one by stepping up to the champions and that’s where you come in the picture, IDOL-GUN. You can mock us for what we went through last year at Pain for Pride. Me and Harlow went through our series of ups and downs, but that’s in the past and we look forward to Pain for Pride. We look towards a brighter future for ourselves as Unified Tag Team Champions. With both Harlow and me together, no one stands a chance against two of the best wrestlers that this company has to offer. After we’ve dethroned IDOL-GUN and knocked them off the pedestals that they undeservingly stand on top of. This company will have champions that they can be proud of. Champions that will perform to the highest standard possible. As Harlow said at Battle of Egypt, we will bring something that only the two of us are capable of doing and that doesn’t mean hell for those on Showdown, but for IDOL-GUN at Pain for Pride. You’ve seen nothing yet from the two of us.

Harlow Reichert: One year ago, things between Xavier and I looked broken and now, one year later, we will stand together as champions. :wow:

(“Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory plays as Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams are done talking. IDOL-GUN have a focused look on their face as they elevated the Unified Tag Team Champions above their head. Miku Sakai tries to invite them into the ring to fight, but Xavier and Harlow aren’t going to take the bait.)

James Peters: Some strong words from everyone in this interaction. If no one took Xavier Williams or Harlow Reichert’s words to heart, they should know because they’re out to prove something at Pain for Pride.

Rich Russillo: IDOL-GUN look as confident as ever as they look down at their challengers at Pain for Pride. This could be a match up that steals the entire show.

(EAW fades into a commercial for Captain America 4, where Tyler Parker plays Steve Rogers.)

(As Voltage fades back to ringside, ‘Blow’ by Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars begins to play through the speakers, as a loud cheer resonating with the audience, as Envy Ellis walks out through the curtains with a smirk on her face.)

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! FROM WASHINGTON, DC! WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS! SHE IS ENVY ELLIS!!!!!

James Peters: An incredibly impressive young woman that almost had Candice Blair last week and could have had a Specialists Championship match at Pain For Pride as we found out a few days ago on Voltage and seen earlier tonight.

Rich Russillo: That is true, but she will have many more opportunities, I can guarantee that.

Persephone: Still love the name, hate everything else.

(As Envy Ellis is now in the ring, she poses and winks to the delight of the Virtual Crowd, but as her theme music fades out, it is replaced with “If Ya Smell” By Adam Massacre which starts to play as the crowd cheers.)

Bella Braxton: HER OPPONENT IS FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA! WEIGHING IN AT 260 POUNDS! HE IS THE WOOGIEMAN!!!!

(The Woogieman comes out, looking at the crowd before making his way to the ring, everyone cheers as the Virtual crowd is excited to see the Woogieman, who climbs to the second rope, poses and drops down.)

James Peters: Showdown’s own, The Woogieman is here to grace us with his appearance again! Envy and Woogie should have a classic.

Rich Russillo: Woogieman has been on a whole new level lately, we are seeing a more serious side to him, and it shows in his in-ring work, last time he was on Showdown, Woogie was the victim to New Eden.

Persephone: Maybe they will come out again, and save us from this match.

(The referee checks on both competitors, as he rings the bell and the start of the match.)

(DING!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(The competitors quickly circle the ring, Envy shifts instead of locking up with the bigger Woogieman, she slides and gets behind him, trying to take him down, but quickly Woogie elbows her, Envy though dodges the strikes, she gets behind trying to take him down but Woogie reverses, he is behind Envy who throws a fury of elbows before bouncing off and running against the ropes….)

Rich Russillo: shoulder block by Woogie and Envy falls to the mat! She gets right back up and knows that she is going to be dealing with the size and strength of The Woogieman! She charges again and Woogie picks up her up for a body slam! She falls back and gets right back up, so much fight in Envy, but Woogie picks her up again, she gets behind Woogie, runs him into the ropes, goes for a roll up, no, Woogie hangs on, she rolls through, Woogie charges in with a clothesline, Envy ducks, he turns… Dropkick by Envy!

James Peters: Picture Perfect right in the keester! Woogie stumbles back, Envy Ellis hops on the second rope, she waits as Woogie gets his bearings, turns and another dropkick by Envy! Woogie is still on his feet, she hops on the ropes one more time, flying body press on Woogie and….. he caught her! Woogie with a vicious powerslam and goes for the cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Envy kicks out because she doesn’t want to be embarrassed by the Woogieman, I can’t blame her for that.

Rich Russillo: Envy out at two and Woogie looks like he wants to get this done early, picking her back up, an Irish Whip to the turnbuckle, Woogie charges in, a huge boot by Envy, no! Woogie catches it, Enzinguiri! Woogie is wobbly on his legs, she runs at him, SPEAR!!! ENVY ELLIS TOOK WOOGIE DOWN WITH A HUGE SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE!

James Peters: That took the wind out of Woogie as Envy goes for the cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Woogie basically threw her off him, she might not be able to lay on Woogie for a cover, this is going to be a very long night, isn’t it?

James Peters: Envy can’t keep Woogie down for long, he is already back on his feet, she tries a clothesline! And another but Woogie is stumbling back, Envy charges in again, Woogie with a clothesline, no she ducks, he turns right into a hip toss! No! She Woogie with a huge clothesline and Envy is down! Woogie lifts her up, throws her against the ropes, back body drop on Envy… no! Ellis lands on her feet, Schoolboy by Envy on the Woogieman!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO…..

Rich Russillo: Kick out by the Woogieman! Envy is back up, she tries to arm drag Woogie, but he is just too big, bringing her in and sidewalk slam by Woogie! Envy is down and the Woogieman is back up! He is looking really sharp tonight and Envy doesn’t seem like she can figure him out! Envy is down, Woogie runs against the ropes, leg drop! He doesn’t go for the cover, instead he picks her up, hoists Envy on his shoulders and drops her with the Snake Eyes on the top turnbuckle!

James Peters: The Woogieman has really taken control of this match! Envy is still trying to figure him out and The Woogieman’s size alone has really taken precedence in this contest. The smaller Envy hasn’t been able to get anything going as Woogie now has her up again, A STALLING SUPLEX AND ALL THE BLOOD RUSHING DOWN TO HER HEAD! WOOGIE HITS IT! He rolls back on his feet; Envy is slowly getting up…. Woogie charges in, back elbow by Envy! Woogie staggers, he comes back, another clothesline, ducking it is Envy, kick to the stomach by Envy, she turns and hist a swinging neckbreaker!

Persephone: Finally, she hit something that could hurt Woogieman, come on, she is smarter than this, her name is Envy, how cool is that… and about it.

(Envy runs up on Woogieman, locking him in….)

Rich Russillo: SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG! ENVY ELLIS HIT IT ON THE MONEY AND SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TH….

Rich Russillo: Kick out by Woogie! He isn’t done yet! Woogieman is back up as Envy Ellis kicks him in the gut, she is trying to pick up the Woogieman for the DC! The Buckle Bomb! SHE HAS HIM UP WAIT! WOOGIE IS TOO BIG! HE BACK BODY DROPS ENVY! SHE IS DOWN AS WOOGIE PICKS HER UP, IRISH WHIPS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, WOOGIE CHARGES IN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! ENVY STAGGERS OUT OF THE CORNER, WOOGIE PICKS HER UP…. TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!

Persephone: WOW This one is over!

James Peters: WOOGIEMAN WITH A HUGE WIN!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…..

Persephone: How did she get her shoulder up!? How did Envy get out of that as the Woogieman is in complete and utter shock!

James Peters: Woogieman is staring at the referee arguing with him that it was a three count! He is livid right now and Woogieman is looking to end this now! Envy is slowly getting back on her feet…. Woogieman is locking in The Bottom! He is going for the Bottom and end this now! No! Envy with an elbow! And another elbow! Woogie is still trying to lock in the Bottom, but Envy hits one more elbow as Woogie let’s go! Envy runs against the ropes, SPIN CLASS! NO! WOOGIE DROPPED TO THE MAT! ENVY HIT THE ROPES! CATHCING HERSELF BUT WOOGIE GRABS HER AGAIN FOR THE BOTTOM! ENVY GRABS HIS ARM! ENVY ARMBAR!

Rich Russillo: SHE HAS THE ENVY ARMBAR LOCKED AS SHE IS TRYING TO TAKE WOOGIE DOWN BUT THE BIG MAN ISN’T FALLING TO THE MAT, ENVY KICKS WOOGIE IN THE KNEE! HE FALLS! HE FALLS TO THE MAT AND ENVY HAS IT LOCKED! WOOGIEMAN IS SCREAMING IN PAIN BUT HE IS NOT GIVING UP!

Persephone: TAP OUT! JUST TAP OUT!

(Woogieman screams, he holds up his hand, shaking his head….. then suddenly….. HE TAPS OUTS!)

James Peters: WOOGIEMAN TAPS OUT!!!!

(DING!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….. ENVY ELLIS!!!!!!!

(‘Blow’ starts to play throughout the arena as Envy gets up, she let’s go of The Woogieman’s arm as he rolls out of the ring in pain. Envy has her arm raised by the referee with a huge smile on her face getting that ever important win.)

James Peters: Huge win by Envy Ellis over the Woogieman and it must feel good after a disappointing last week against Candice Blair. Envy is looking to get back on track and with three weeks left to Pain for Pride, this was a way to build some momentum.

Rich Russillo: It really was, and she was really impressive here tonight, determined to get that win and really set herself up to position maybe for a Pride spot on the card.

Persephone: I’m an Envy fan today, because she made this not too long and drawn out, but still boring.

(Woogieman sits on the floor against the barricade holding his arm, watching Envy celebrate her huge win as Voltage fades out.)

(FADE IN: A motion graphic for 2021’s Battle of Egypt fades in from black and to the women’s No Way Out Match, showing the facial expressions of Andrea Valentine and Raven Roberts in position to start before showing the faces of Harper Lee, Alexis Chambers, and Miku Sakai in their cells as they mentally prepare themselves for when they’d have to enter as well, before it finally settles even longer on Ms. Extreme anticipating her entry. It quickly cuts to Ms. Extreme entering the match as she wastes no time in getting involved. Her staredown with Andrea moments into Ms. Extreme being let out is featured and how they went right at each other, before cutting to her exchanges with Miku and Alexis where it doesn’t take long for everyone to see that Ms. Extreme is bloodied. She takes a chair shot to the head from Harper, the two of them also going through a table upon Andrea pushing them off the top of a cell, and Ms. Extreme manages to make a comeback only to be struck down with a Talon from Raven Roberts. Ms. Extreme has gone through hell in this match being the third competitor in but still, she continues to fight as she knows that this is her chance at making her dream of main eventing Pain for Pride possible. However, that doesn’t seem so likely when Alexis takes her out with a kendo stick! Miku, Andrea, and Raven are all out as well, leaving Harper and Alexis to seemingly be the ones to finish this, but a valiant Ms. Extreme returns to the battle by taking out Harper as she sends her into the exposed turnbuckles before turning her attention to Alexis. Ms. Extreme puts her down and climbs to the top rope, all four other competitors nowhere in sight to stop her, before she leaps into A Blind Fury onto Alexis, a slow-motion effect prolonging the footage as she comes down before it completely cuts to black while the crowd can be heard counting along with the referee to three before the sound suddenly goes mute.)

Narrator: Ms. Extreme’s journey to her first-ever Pain for Pride main event didn’t just start last month or even this season. Ms. Extreme’s path goes all the way back for years – a path of success, a path of frustration, a path of constant fighting to prove herself against everything that’s ever sought to stand in her way. But first, she had to return from her injuries sustained from even before EAW, even from before REVOLT! Pro Wrestling.

(Rather than continuing with the Battle of Egypt footage once the images are back up to see, what viewers get instead is the arrival of Ms. Extreme to REVOLT! Pro Wrestling after she’d been sidelined with an injury. She goes on to defeat Nina Sinada in a matter of seconds. James Peters and Rich Russillo make note of how Ms. Extreme will surely prove herself as a force to be reckoned with. That would prove to be the case, as when Ms. Extreme confronts Sienna Jade for trying to take credit for nearly all of the work done to run Aria Jaxon out of REVOLT! by a majority of the Freeweight’s, Madison Kaline interrupts to throw her name into the hat for a Freeweight Championship match. While Sienna gets the placement in the title match, Ms. Extreme and Madison are left to fight it out between themselves to see who gets the other spot. Ms. Extreme resoundingly defeats Madison, putting her in contention for the Freeweight Title at REVOLT 1.)

Narrator: Making the decision to return to the world that she had known oh-so-well wasn’t one made lightly, but to have come so close only to lose, would that have been enough to show it’d be worth it? She hadn’t come back for nothing when she knew what she had left to give – and someone else had taken notice of it just the same, understanding that the name Ms. Extreme was one full of potential.

(Ms. Extreme’s efforts, however, leave her empty-handed as Sienna Jade defeats her to become the first-ever Freeweight Champion. But for as lost as things might’ve quickly have come to seem, she finds a helping hand in Hurricane Hawk who offers to guide Ms. Extreme to success through his help, the two of them align together under the name Legacy Killas after going on about how people have tried to diminish their own legacies. The two of them make their challenge to Tag Team Champions Impact and DEDEDE, Liquid Swords, for REVOLT 2. However, their championship pursuit meets its end with a loss before REVOLT! is officially absorbed into EAW.)

Narrator: Once determined to create her own legacy and separate herself to stand out on her own, Ms. Extreme puts that to the side when those closest to her need her most – and just how loyal and reliable Ms. Extreme is is something that’s not only endearing to the EAW Universe and friends alike, but just as much trouble for those daring to stand opposite of her.

(A shot can be seen of Ms. Extreme returing at the 2018 Draft Show to assist her sister, Cameron Ella Ava, in fighting off the 1%. She’d truly come to be of help again when appearing on Dynasty, saving Cameron from Impact, DEDEDE, and DEDEDE’s Equalizer as she had come swinging wildly with a kendo stick. While her confrontations with DEDEDE in REVOLT! were one thing, Ms. Extreme understands just how high the stakes have been raised. Despite DEDEDE promising the “death, destruction, and rape” of the Avas, the two sisters run into battle against DEDEDE and Impact at Operation: Doomsday to put up a fight that nearly sees them overcome two of the best the world has ever seen, but lose in the end in light of their great efforts; Ms. Extreme having suffered a concussion in a match against the man who’d make the efforts to make the Ava family’s life hell. But that didn’t spell the end for Ms. Extreme, as she triumphantly returned in early 2019 and became the PURE Champion, with the video showing clips of her reign going by.)

Narrator: Facing blindside attacks from challengers, those insisting on going to even further lengths in their efforts to make an example out of Ms. Extreme, they find out just how tough and determined she can be as she fights to not only preserve her reign but quickly establish herself as a competitor in EAW that’ll need to have everything brought to the table against her. No matter who she stands against, Ms. Extreme makes it clear that she’s the type to have to be taken to the brink.

(The video package proves this true as her reign ends at Pain for Pride before it cuts to Season 13 and Ms. Extreme’s arrival to Voltage, where she quickly establishes herself as an Elitist to watch going forward as she takes on Rex McAllister in a Hardcore Ironman Match. The two of them go to great lengths to incapacitate the other: Ms. Extreme slams a sledgehammer down onto the steps that Rex’s head is trapped under; Rex jams a screwdriver into Ms. Extreme’s nose; and at one point, she drives Rex’s face into nails off A Blind Fury to tie the score. But a gruesome sight sees Rex use the screwdriver again, digging it into the gums of Ms. Extreme’s mouth while having her trapped in a STF until she passes out. If this proved anything more, it’s that Ms. Extreme is a fighter until the very end.)

Narrator: But while she might’ve quickly put herself on the map as someone who could take a multi-time Pain for Pride main eventer like Rex McAllister to his limits, it just as much made her a threat. Not only to everyone on the roster, but to the very woman set on breaking her down and what’d be new friends; breaking the fighting spirit of Ms. Extreme though, is never an easy task.

(Things get deeper into Ms. Extreme’s alliance with Raven Roberts and Andrea Valentine as they’re set up by Veena Adams to deal with the insane odds of War Games. Veena intends to see to it that these women that she’s deemed as unwanted beacons of hope are embarrassed, humiliated, and left to realize that their place should solely be focused on competing in the women’s division rather than trying to warp the vision that she has for her show. However, the three of them, along with Ms. Extreme’s other sister, Consuela Rose Ava, prove to have forged a bond that brought them together not only to fight for their careers but for each other. This is especially something new for Ms. Extreme, as she isn’t the type to go putting her trust into just anyone. Ms. Extreme and her newfound allies are made to deal with Veena’s biased decisions and efforts to wear them down, but ultimately, they overcome them and inside War Games where Veena had sent them with intentions of wanting to see them lose, Ms. Extreme, Raven, and Andrea prevail in the match they were never truly given a chance in, showing that individually or together that there should be no counting them out.)

(This especially proves to be true when Ms. Extreme sets her sights on the EAW World Championship. Her World Championship pursuits see her go after then-reigning champion, Charlie Marr, who’d benefitted from Veena’s bias before her ousting. Ms. Extreme shows just how determined she is to succeed after everything she’s gone through against Veena, after fighting alongside her friends, by taking on Charlie for the EAW Championship at Wicked Games. She just nearly succeeds until Jordie Ripley intervenes on Charlie’s behalf, but Ms. Extreme doesn’t let that distract her, continuing to prove why the EAW Universe has always been behind her from the start of the season as she continues to fight until the bitter end where Charlie retains. A second attempt sees her in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, but being one of the competitors to fall to Charlie Marr there as well before Andrea’s victory in the Chamber, Ms. Extreme must find a new path.)

Narrator: When one door closes, however, Ms. Extreme is more than ready to kick down another and whether that was seeing her seemingly came bursting through into the Interwire Title scene to achieve more success, or working tirelessly to once again try to achieve that World Title status, her efforts only further pushed her name to the top.

(While a World Championship victory wasn’t in the cards for her, Ms. Extreme finds herself involved with Dr. Bethany Blue, a competitor who’s captured the world’s interest and their disdain with the way she carries out her business. Being cost a King of Elite advancement, Ms. Extreme doesn’t let that go lightly, as she carries out payback against Bethany with her sights set on the Interwire Championship that she’d go on to win. But upon it being over, Ms. Extreme is back in the hunt for her first World Title. She’s set on getting to the top of the company, but losses in that season’s No Way Out match and ultimately losing in Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride to Darcy May Morgan don’t make that any easier. Footage of Season 14 sees a stubborn and strong-willed Camille fight to make her way past obstacles and Elists all threatening to use her as a stepping stone of sorts. Be it Adam Lucas, Kasey Kaos, or Shane Gates, Ms. Extreme refuses to back down in any fights with her determination having her set on becoming a World Champion regardless of what comes her way.)

Narrator: Ms. Extreme is relentless, passionate, one of the hardest hitting wrestlers in the sport and people looking to capitalize off her name and the work she’s put in proves it. There’s no one quite like Ms. Extreme – whether she’s laying out the challenges or someone’s looking to try to succeed at her expense, Ms. Extreme fights like she’s going to war every time and war in that ring is exactly what her opponents get.

(A montage of Serena Bennett challenging Ms. Extreme to a Universal Women’s Championship match and their escalating exchanges over the weeks plays up until Road to Redemption, where Eris LeCava aids Serena. After this Ms. Extreme finds herself on the outside looking in, knowing she needs to find a way to accomplish her biggest career goal before the season is out. Just when it seems like King of Elite could provide that answer, it’s taken from her as Minerva bitterly attacks Ms. Extreme for advancing at her expense and Ms. Extreme succumbs to a loss in the tournament because of this. But Minerva can’t expect to get off easily, as she and Ms. Extreme meet at King of Elite one-on-one in a hellacious battle but it’s Minerva who succeeds in the end.)

Narrator: But unfortunately for Ms. Extreme, even she’s not immune to feeling as though it could seem like she might be left out in the cold. For any competitor – but perhaps Ms. Extreme, especially – not knowing what’s next or where the next opportunity is going to come from can be frustrating. Seeing how someone finds or makes their own way can mean make or break for some – for Ms. Extreme, there’s absolutely no quit knowing all she’s capable of. But sometimes, going back to the roots and looking to what got you into the conversation in the first place can be what’s necessary.

(Glimpses of how Ms. Extreme aims to rally from these setbacks are shown with how Ms. Extreme answers Rex’s challenge to meet him in a match at Shock Value, which ultimately comes to be an Electrified Hardcore Ironman Match – an amplified version of their Ironman Match from last season. The two of them battle it out this time to a no contest, but beyond that, Ms. Extreme finds herself in similar territory like last season as well, as she stands up against a force threatening to shape the image of EAW to how they see fit in New Eden. But in Grand Rampage when it’s time for everyone to put #AnyoneButNewEden to the test, Ms. Extreme is undoubtedly sidetracked by the returning Andrea Valentine’s shocking betrayal to the Beating Hearts and finds herself ultimately eliminated by Minerva after lasting so long into the match. This fades out to black, the second to last opportunity she’d had at the time of achieving her Pain for Pride dreams.)

Narrator: Ms. Extreme may have not been a World Champion but she fights like one, takes every challenge head-on like one, exemplifies all the traits needed to be at the top. Challenges, obstacles, unseen circumstances – Ms. Extreme has been faced with it all. But to be so close to the status she’s fought so long for, does she give up at any time when she knows she’s so close to breaking through? Simply put: no way in hell.

(On a black screen, the sound of a referee counting out to three is heard once again, the crowd counting along as well much like at the beginning of the package when it first cut out, and when the footage comes back on, it’s returned to Ms. Extreme having pinned Alexis Chambers in the No Way Out match. At this point, the bloody face of Ms. Extreme is a familiar one after it’s been shown throughout the video package for just how much she’s given to wanting to make it to the top. Exhausted, tired, but officially having punched her ticket to a Pain for Pride main event, Ms. Extreme will be finding herself competing for a World Title at the biggest show of the year.)

Narrator: Through tough setbacks, having faced hell in ways that no one could’ve predicted, seen her way to big wins and career milestones, Ms. Extreme has proven herself to be dedicated and determined. Loyal to the end, someone that people would be fortunate to have fighting alongside them and dangerous for anyone to have fighting against them, Ms. Extreme gives her all and nothing less. Ms. Extreme’s focus has never shifted from wanting to be at the top of the mountain, wanting to be the best, wanting the world to know that the name Ms. Extreme is tied to someone who’ll have gone on to have surpassed expectations – and now she has her chance to finally cement it in the history books with what could be the Universal Women’s Championship to show for it.

(Footage of Ms. Extreme attacking Darcy at Battle of Egypt after Darcy’s match with Cameron is shown, throwing Darcy off the stage and posing with the Universal Women’s Championship as she points to the Pain for Pride sign.)

Narrator: While Darcy won’t make it easy at all in the slightest, Ms. Extreme has all the potential in the world for that to be the sight at Pain for Pride itself. What Ms. Extreme has to do is follow through and capitalize on it. Only that way will the proclaimed best Elitist to have never won a World Championship be able to erase that moniker out of existence, and bring her aspirations and dreams of her first-ever World Title reign into reality like the world knows she can.

(The clip of Ms. Extreme comes to a still shot of her raising the title, the look of satisfaction, determination, and a feeling of triumph clear on her face. Ms. Extreme’s story is one that resonates with people and fans – one of hard work, setbacks, success, and failure that have all pushed Ms. Extreme to this very point in her career. Going that further step into the main event just as she’s wanted, fought and bled for, can be hers for the taking – and the look on her face in the final shot is one of a woman who knows all of that. From there, the video package of chronicling Ms. Extreme’s journey fades out.)

(Voltage would return back to ringside, as the camera pans over to Bella Braxton, who is holding an EAW-branded microphone, ready to announce the following contest…)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bella Braxton: ONE FALL!!!!!!!

(‘Diva’ by Beyoncé hits the speakers, as the lights slowly fade to a pinker color than they originally were. The titantron reads out “Candice Blair”, and she begins to walk through the curtains, towards the stage, before stopping in the center of it. She turns her upper body around, and that’s when Cameron Ella Ava walks through to a THUNDEROUS ovation, all of the viewers on screens around the arena bolt up to their feet and begin to clap, as the woman who returned just one month ago steps out onto their screen.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… accompanied by Cameron Ella Ava…

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Bella Braxton: She is the ‘Hot Commodity’… CANDIIIIIICE BLAAAAAAAAAAIR!!!

(Candice Blair would extend her arms to her side, as she embraces all the cheers herself and Cam are receiving, before walking down the ramp.)

James Peters: And here comes the woman who will be one third of the Specialists Triple Threat at Pain For Pride, Candice Blair! Ahead of the biggest opportunity in her career, she could possibly get the biggest VICTORY of her career here tonight, which would do wonders for her actually heading into that event-

Persephone: ARE YOU STUPID? THIS IS REX WE’RE TALKING ABOUT! HE’S GOING TO WIN! Rex McAllister is the greatest Elitist to ever step foot in between those ropes, he is a multiple time world champion, and Candice? Yeah, exactly.

Rich Russillo: I actually kinda like Cand-

Persephone: SHUT UP!

(Candice Blair climbs onto the apron, and twirls around, before rolling over the top rope into the ring. Cameron watches on and claps, supporting Candice, before Candice goes to the top rope and begins to pose, until ‘Champion’ by Barnes Courtney hits the speakers.)

Persephone: W’;DASKJ’;LSFADK’;SFLKSFD’;SFLDK

(Rex McAllister begins to walk out through the curtains, as the crowd also give him a very warm welcome. However, he looks focused, but not on Cam like expected. He told Candice she had his full focus, and that remained true, as he keeps his eyes on her, watching her every movement, as he walks down the ramp in preparation for this match.)

Bella Braxton: And introducing her opponent… hailing from Sea Isle, New Jersey, weighing in at 238 pounds… HE IS ‘THE ELITIST’… REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEX MCALISTEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!

Persephone: AS I WAS SAYING, HERE COMES THE GOAT! :blessed: :blessed:!!! What else can I say that hasn’t already been said? Many things, but for one, he’s handsome, devilish, the best wrestler. Someone I’d want near my mout-

James Peters: Okaaaaay moving on! Here comes Rex McAllister, who, at Pain For Pride, will be facing the woman in Candice’s Corner, Cameron Ella Ava in a one-on-one match! That, of course, will be a spectacle to behold, as those two are some of the greatest to ever do it, two Hall of Famers actually!

Persephone: Rex is the ONLY Hall of Famer that matters!

Rich Russillo: Well… I wouldn’t say that-

Persephone: ONLY!

James Peters: Last year at Pain For Pride, Rex McAllister was in TWO matches. Of course, defending his Tag Team Championships against The Grand Athletes and The Covenant, and later on competing for the EAW Championship, to which he won both! So it really means something when I say Cameron Ella Ava may just be an equal challenge to that.

(Rex McAllister slaps the top of the steps, before walking up them and entering the ring. He slides to his knees, before extending his arms as the camera quickly zooms out far into the arena, before fading back to ringside. Rex removes his jacket, before standing up and going to the corner.)

Persephone: 🤤🤤🤤

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: And we are underway, as Rex McAllister and Candice Blair begin to get up close ready to lock up! They begin to circle the ring, as Candice Blair looks for a headlock- but Rex quickly slips out of it and locks in a hammerlock hold! Candice Blair tries to roll Rex forward, but he holds onto the arm and attempts a Fujiwara Armbar- but Candice slips her arm out!

Persephone: And then the bitch immediately transitions into a roundhouse kick attempt- YES! REX MANAGES TO DUCK! He avoids the kick, before pulling the other leg of Candice Blair! Candice drops down to her stomach, THEN HE ROLLS HER INTO A COVER! FSG;LOKJ;SDLFGKJSFD;LKJDSF HE HAS IT WON ALREADY!!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEE!

Rich Russillo: However it was a weak hold, and Candice Blair gets out of it- ONLY TO BE STRUCK WITH A HUGE KNEE TO THE JAW- But she sidesteps! Rex intentionally made that hold weak, the opposite to how I keep my hopes strong with Persephone!

Persephone: SHUT UP! I’M WATCHING THIS REX MATCH!

James Peters: Candice Blair quickly leaps up for a huge Reverse-Rana, but Rex bends over and places her on her feet, before throwing her directly into the corner; literally lifting her off the ground to slam her into the turnbuckles!

Rich Russillo: AND THEN REX MCALLISTER SUDDENLY PICKS UP THE PACE AS HE BOLTS TOWARDS THE CORNER AND HITS A HUGE JUMPING CORNER CLOTHESLINE TO CANDICE BLAIR!!!

Persephone: BUT SEXY REXY MCALLISTER IMMEDIATELY HANGS ONTO HER SHOULDER, AS HE DRAGS HER AWAY AND LOOKS TO HIT A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX, HE PROMISED HER SHE’D BE GETTING ‘THE ELITIST’ AND HE’S MORE FOCUSED THAN EVER, AS THE STUD SHOULD!!! AND IT CONNECTS-

Rich Russillo: HOWEVER CANDICE QUICKLY KICKS HER FEET BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR, BEFORE HITTING A HUGE STO-FACEBREAKER INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE, KNOCKING REX DOWN TO HIS KNEES!

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR HAD IT SCOUTED, AND NOW SHE’S ABLE TO TAKE CONTROL, SHE JUST NEEDS TO DO IT WISELY! CANDICE QUICKLY KICKS HER FEET FORWARD TO ROLL INTO A STANDING, BEFORE RUNNING TO THE OTHER CORNER OF THE RING! SHE REBOUNDS, BUT REX MCALLISTER IS ALREADY THERE WAITING TO CATCH HER OFF GUARD, LOOKING TO HIT A HUGE CLOTHESLINE TO THE HEAD-

Rich Russillo: BUT CANDICE QUICKLY MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER THE LARIAT IN THE NICK OF TIME, BEFORE SHE CONTINUES HER FORWARD SPRINT TOWARDS THE OTHER TURNBUCKLE THAT REX WAS JUST RESTING IN! CANDICE BLAIR LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE, BEFORE BOUNCING BACK INTO A STUNNER-

James Peters: BUT REX MCALLISTER MANAGES TO CATCH HER WITH AN OLYMPIC SLAM! CANDICE BLAIR FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THAT ONE AS THE POWER OF REX MCALLISTER DRIVES HER INTO THE MAT BACK-FIRST, THAT’S GOING TO LEAVE A BRUISE, I’M MORE THAN SURE ABOUT IT!

Rich Russillo: CANDICE BLAIR QUICKLY ROLLS OUT ONTO THE APRON THOUGH BEFORE REX CAN CAPITALIZE, BUT PERHAPS IT COULD BE AN EVEN WORSE CASE SCENARIO FOR HER, AS REX QUICKLY FOLLOWS HER OUT! CANDICE BLAIR DOESN’T REALIZE THIS, UNTIL REX GRABS HER FROM THE TIGHTS AND PULLS HER TO HER FEET-

James Peters: HOWEVER ON INSTINCT SHE MANAGES TO ELBOW REX MCALLISTER RIGHT INTO THE EYE, WHICH FORCES HIM TO STUMBLE BACK, GIVING HER TIME TO RECOVER! CANDICE BLAIR GETS BACK TO HER FEET, BEFORE GRABBING REX AGAIN AND HITTING A HUGE PUNCH DIRECTLY INTO THE EYE AGAIN!

Rich Russillo: BUT CANDICE ISN’T DONE THERE, AS SHE INSTANTLY GRABS REX’S HEAD, BEFORE PUTTING HIM IN THE DDT POSITION, AND IF IT COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE, SHE LOOKS TO HANG HIM OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE, LOOKING TO SPIKE HIS HEAD DIRECTLY ONTO THE APRON, WHICH WILL SURELY DO A LOT OF DAMAGE-

James Peters: HOWEVER REX MANAGES TO SLING HIMSELF BACK IN, AND PULL CANDICE BLAIR OVER THE ROPE INSTEAD! USING HIS STRENGTH ADVANTAGE OVER CANDICE BLAIR, HE LOOKS TO NOW DRILL HER DIRECTLY INTO THE RING MAT, AND THE FURTHER IT IS AWAY FROM THE CENTER, THE HARDER IT GETS- BUT CANDICE BLAIR QUICKLY SLIPS OUT OF IT HERSELF, BEFORE DROPPING TO HER KNEES AND ROLLING BEHIND REX MCALLISTER – INTO THE SCHOOLBOY LEVERAGE PIN! CANDICE BLAIR ROLLS UP PERSEPHONE’S FAVORITE MAN!

Persephone: NO! NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOO!

ONEEEEEEEEE-

Persephone: YES! YES! YES! YES! YEEEEEEEES! REX DE LA REX KICKS OUT!!!! THE BEST OF THE BEST, THE SEXIEST OF HUNKS! THE ELITIST!!! WOOOOO-

Rich Russillo: BUT CANDICE BLAIR INTENTIONALLY LET GO OF IT, BECAUSE NOW SHE BOUNCES BACK UP TO HER FEET BEFORE HITTING A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF REX MCALLISTER’S HEAD! WHAT A DEVASTATING KICK :whew:!

Persephone: THAT BITCH! LET ME AT HER, LET ME AT-

James Peters: BUT SHE ISN’T DONE THERE! CANDICE BLAIR QUICKLY TURNS AROUND, BEFORE BACKFLIPPING INTO THE AIR! STANDING MOONSAULT TRANSITIONING INTO THE DOUBLE KNEES RIGHT TO THE STERNUM! CANDICE ABSOLUTELY WRECKED REX’S CHEST WITH THOSE KNEES, NOW INTO THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Persephone: :noah: KICK OUT!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Persephone: :noah: :noah: KICK OUT!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Persephone: YES! HE KICKED OUT!!! :blessed:

Rich Russillo: CANDICE BLAIR BEGINS TO CRAWL BACK TO THE CORNER, REX MCALLISTER HAVING KICKED OUT OF ONE OF HER SIGNATURE MANEUVERS, HOWEVER, SHE DOESN’T LOOK TO BE OVER WITH REX, AS SHE USES THE TOP ROPES TO PULL HERSELF UP! I DON’T THINK PERSEPHONE IS GOING TO LIKE WHAT FOLLOWS UP, BUT DON’T WORRY, I GIVE STRUGGLE HUGS!!!

Persephone: :comeagain:?????

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR BEGINS TO SLAP HER KNEE, HYPING HERSELF UP FOR THE MOVE, AS REX MCALLISTER IS STILL HOLDING HIS CHEST NOT REALIZING THE PROBLEM THAT HE’S ABOUT TO FACE, WITH CANDICE BLAIR STANDING IN THE CORNER READY TO POUNCE! REX SLOWLY PUSHES HIMSELF UP ONTO HIS KNEES, LOOKING TO FACE CANDICE BLAIR, BEFORE SHE CHARGES DIRECTLY TOWARDS HIM AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR! BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE DIRECTLY INTO REX MCALLISTER’S FACE, PERHAPS BREAKING HIS NOSE IN THE PROCESS! THIS ONE COULD ALL BE OVER, AS CANDICE BLAIR SLIDES INTO THE COVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Persephone: YES! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME KICKS OUT AT ONE!

James Peters: Two :dahell:

Persephone: WHATEVER! IT DOESN’T MATTER THE NUMBER, REXY KICKS OUT! CANDICE BLAIR COULD NEVER PUT HIM AWAY EVEN ON HER BEST DAY- WAIT WHY IS SHE GETTING BACK INTO THE CORNER?

Candice Blair: (off-mic) Stay down, Rex…

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR IS PREPARING FOR ANOTHER KNEE TO REX MCALLISTER’S FACE, AS SHE PREPARES HERSELF BY WARMING UP ON THE SPOT, WAITING FOR REX TO GET BACK TO HIS KNEES, SO SHE CAN HIT IT AGAIN! CANDICE BLAIR CHARGES TOWARDS REX MCALLISTER- 

Persephone: BUT REX SUDDENLY LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND HITS A HUGE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD, WHICH KNOCKS CANDICE BLAIR DOWN! WAIT REX GET UP! GET UP!!!

Rich Russillo: IT SEEMS REX MCALLISTER HAD A SMALL BURST OF ENERGY, AS THAT KNEE STRIKE HAD PREVIOUSLY ROCKED HIM, AND NOW HE’S BARELY CRAWLING ON THE GROUND DUE TO THE LACK OF ENERGY HE HAS! BUT MAYBE HE DOESN’T NEED TO GET BACK UP, AS HE CRAWLS OVER TO CANDICE AND PLACES AN ARM OVER HER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEE-

Persephone: NOOOOOOO SHE GETS THE SHOULDER UP! WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO DO THIS TO ME-

Rich Russillo: REX MCALLISTER WITH THE GROUNDED SLEEPER HOLD ON CANDICE! THE SECOND SHE PUTS HER SHOULDER UP, HE PUSHES HIMSELF FORWARD INTO THE SLEEPER HOLD, AND NOW HE’S LOOKING TO SUBMIT HER- BUT SHE ROLLS REX FORWARD!

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR AND REX MCALLISTER BOTH STRUGGLE UP TO THEIR FEET, BEFORE TURNING TO FACE EACH OTHER! ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM CANDICE- BUT IT’S DUCKED BY REX! BICYCLE KICK FROM REX MCALLISTER- BUT CANDICE BLAIR SLAPS THE LEG! BOTH OF THEM SUDDENLY CONNECT WITH FOREARMS TO THE JAW! CANDICE DROPS TO HER KNEES, BUT REX STUMBLES BACK INTO THE ROPES!

Persephone: SDL;FKJASDF;LKJFSD;OLKJSDF;LJSDFL;KJ CORKSCREW AXE KICK FROM REX MCALLISTER KNOCKING CANDICE BLAIR DOWN, HE HAS IT WON! SEXY REXY IS THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, RING THE BELL EARLY! HE DOESN’T NEED TO COVER; BUT HE’S GOING TO! 


ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Persephone: REX WISNAKDFSJDSAF’KJDFS- 

James Peters: KICK OUT FROM CANDICE BLAIR!!!!!!!!!!

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James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR SUDDENLY POPS THE SHOULDER UP AND KICKS OUT OF WHAT ALMOST SEEMED TO BE THE FINISH OF THE MATCH, HOWEVER SHE MANAGED TO SAVE IT FOR HERSELF!!!!

Cameron Ella Ava: (off-mic) :notbad:

Rich Russillo: BUT REX MCALLISTER ISN’T GOING TO FINISH THERE, AS THE ELITIST SLOWLY GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET WHILST HOLDING HIS JAW! REX GRABS CANDICE BLAIR BY THE HAIR, BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING- YET SHE HOOKS HER ARMS AROUND THE ROPES! BUT REX NOTICES THIS, AND RUNS FORWARD, BEFORE CLOTHESLINING HER OVER THE TOP ROPE, AND SHE WASN’T ABLE TO STOP IT! CANDICE BLAIR FALLS OVER TO THE OUTSIDE, YET SOMEHOW MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET! REX MCALLISTER SLIDES OUT AT THE CLOSEST SIDE OF THE RING!

Persephone:: REX MCALLISTER SUDDENLY BOLTS AROUND THE RING POST AND CHARGES TOWARDS CANDICE BLAIR, WITH MURDER ON HIS MIND LIKE EVERYONE SHOULD! REX RUNS AT CANDICE, BEFORE JUMPING INTO THE AIR TO HIT HIS PATENTED JUMPING HIGH KNEE- BUT CANDICE SIDESTEPS!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA GOES DOWN!!!!

James Peters: I DON’T THINK THAT WAS INTENTIONAL, AND EVEN REX LOOKS SHOCKED THAT HE ACCIDENTALLY HIT CAM! HE DOESN’T REALIZE WHAT’S GOING ON, BEFORE SUDDENLY CANDICE BLAIR HITS A HUGE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE INTO THE BACK OF REX’S HEAD! THE SECOND ONE CONNECTS, AS SHE THROWS HIM BACK INTO THE RING, AND FOLLOWS BEHIND! INTO THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!



Persephone: QWL’KJd;’ljfds;’lkjsdfal’;kj AGAIN HE KICKS OUT! REX FINDS A WAY TO  POWER OUT OF IT, AND I KNOW THAT WAY; HE’S JUST TOO DAMN GOOD! FUCK CAM, WE DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT CAM! WE ALL LOVE REXY HERE!!! WOOOO! WAIT NO CANDICE DON’T LOOK TO FINISH IT, LET REX WIN-

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR ISN’T FINISHED WITH REX! CANDICE GRABS HIM BY HIS HAIR AND LIFTS HIM UP TO HIS FEET, BEFORE PUTTING HIM BETWEEN HER LEGS AND LOOKING TO HIT HIM WITH A HUGE CANDY DESTROYER, HER MAIN FINISHING MOVE! CANDICE LEAPS INTO THE AIR- BUT A BACK BODY DROP FROM REX CONNECTS!

Rich Russillo: OR DOES IT??? BECAUSE CANDICE BLAIR SUDDENLY LANDS ON THE GROUND, HOLDING ONTO REX’S TIGHTS, BEFORE PULLING HIM FORWARD INTO A ROLL UP COVER, AND THIS COULD ALL BE OVER FOR REX-

Persephone: BUT IT’S NOT, RICH! IT’S FUCKING NOT, AND YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE HE HAD THE BRAINS TO ROLL OUT OF IT AND LAND ON HIS FEET, BEFORE FOLLOWING UP WITH A HUGE SLIDING LARIAT TO CANDICE BLAIR! REXY HITS HARD, I TELL YOU! REX INTO THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT THAT KICK OUT HITS EVEN HARDER, AS CANDICE BLAIR MANAGES TO POWER THE SHOULDER UP! BEST FIGURE OUT WHO YOUR TRUE HUBBY IS, BECAUSE IT’S ME! LOOOVE YOU!!!!

Persephone: ew.

James Peters: BUT NOW REX MCALLISTER GRABS CANDICE BLAIR BY THE HAIR, AND PULLS HER UP TO HER FEET, TO WHICH SHE TRIES TO FIGHT BACK! CANDICE BLAIR HITS SOME HUGE STOMACH PUNCHES, FORCING REX TO LET GO, BEFORE THROWING HIM BACK INTO THE ROPES- BUT OH! THE REF AND REX ALMOST COLLIDE, AND HE DUCKS DOWN! CANDICE HAS NEARLY BEEN ACCIDENTALLY MAKING REX HIT EVERYONE IN THIS MATCH!

Persephone: BUT REX DOESN’T REALIZE IT, BECAUSE THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS ARE MADE OUT OF PAPER AND HAVE NO WEIGHT!! AND NOW THE GOAT RUNS TOWARDS CANDICE, BEFORE LEAPING INTO THE AIR! ‘REX EFFECT’ GOES TO BE HIT-

**BAM!**

Persephone: WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?


James Peters: OH MY! AS REX LEAPS INTO THE AIR, CAMERON ELLA AVA LEAPS UP ONTO THE APRON, REALIZING IT WAS REX WHO HIT HER, BEFORE HITTING A HUGE ‘WONDER WOMAN PUNCH’ STRAIGHT TO HIS JAW! CANDICE BLAIR DOESN’T NOTICE IT AND JUST THINKS REX SLIPPED! 

Persephone: AND NOW THAT BITCH IS GONNA END IT! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! ‘CANDY DESTROYER’!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

James Peters: CANDICE BLAIR ROLLS INTO THE COVER, AS THE REFEREE FINALLY POPS HIS HEAD UP! HE SLIDES TO HIS KNEES! NOT LIKE THIS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… CANDICE! BLAAAAAAAAAAAAIR!!!!!

(‘Diva’ by Beyoncé hits the speakers, as Candice Blair rolls off of Rex McAllister, and bolts to her feet; overjoyous, and excited for the biggest victory of her career, especially heading into Pain For Pride.)

Persephone: WHAT!?!? THAT’S BULLSHIT! I DEMAND THE REPLAY PUT ON THE SCREEN NOW!

James Peters: Regardless of who helped her or not, Candice Blair just overcame Rex McAllister, and she believes she did it all on her own! That takes guts, and skill, regardless of the outcome!

Rich Russillo: So this means I’m officially better than Rex. Persephone should hit me up!

Persephone: No.

James Peters: Ahead of her match for the Specialists Championship, Candice just defeated a Hall of Famer; a former WORLD CHAMPION, perhaps that match could belong to her?-

Persephone: YES! THANK YOU! REPLAY, NOW! 

(As Cameron Ella Ava slides into the ring to congratulate a celebrating Candice Blair, the replay on the screen begins to play, and it’s shown that Cam DID in fact strike Rex McAllister. Candice Blair looks confused, and disappointed, as she looks over to Cam.)

Candice Blair: (off-mic) ???? What?

Cameron Ella Ava: (off-mic) *shrug* That’s wrestling for you.

Candice Blair: (off-mic) :noah:

(Candice Blair rolls her eyes and tilts her head back, as she looks even more disappointed, before the two leave the ring, and walk up the ramp. Rex McAllister eventually wakes up, as he begins to feel his jaw, clearly suspecting something’s up, as the referee approaches him.)

Rex McAllister: (off-mic) Hey! What the hell happened there?

Referee: (off-mic) Well, big dog, Cam hit you in the jaw. :lupe:

Rex McAllister: (off-mic) And… you *didn’t* call it off?

Referee: (off-mic) Well… I was down on the floor.

Rex McAllister: (off-mic) :francis:

(As Rex McAllister and The Referee continue to discuss what just transpired, Rex clearly frustrated, Voltage fades out.)

(Backstage, Dr. Bethany Blue watches the monitor closely at the ending of the Candice Blair versus Rex McAllister match in the trainer’s room holding a bag of ice on her neck from earlier when Candice took her out with the Candy Destroyer after Bethany laid out Ashley Flores with the Specialists Championship on the Getting Candid with Candice Segment to open the show. In her designer jeans, Air Jordan’s, Dr. Bethany Blue t-shirt that can be purchased at the EAW Network, the Specialists Championship on her lap, wincing a little in pain sits with cruel intentions on her mind after earlier when Alexis Chambers comes barreling in her street clothes not looking very happy at all with another bag of ice and some ibuprofen.)

Alexis Chambers: Here, I brought you more ice and some Ibuprofen. Seriously, you need to stop showing up on Voltage, the last few times you have been laid out Bethany and I can’t stand seeing another head injury again! Wasn’t the last few weeks heading into Egypt enough!? What about Nurse Goldstein!?

Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m fine Lexi.

Alexis Chambers: NO, you are not fine! You were dropped on your head again, and I am sorry with how shitty everything is going lately, the last thing I want to see is my fiancé getting knocked out every time I turn around and find out you have been assaulted!

Dr. Bethany Blue: First off, Candice hits like a stuffed teddy bear compared to Constance, secondly don’t you think I already know this? My own damn brand doesn’t respect me, I need to go outside to get any semblance of respect as a champion and after the last few Showdowns? They will be lucky if I show up the last two weeks to promote anything that has to do with them for Pain for Pride and this joke of a match, but that is here nor there, you need to chill out, I am fine, I’m a doctor and would be honest with you if I weren’t okay.

Alexis Chambers: Promise?

(Bethany gingerly nods her head, squinting a little…)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Promise. Stop worrying about me so much, just remember it isn’t how you get to the finish line, long as you cross it and win when it’s all over, that is what matters most. It’s Pain for Pride season, whether I am insulted by this or not, I have a huge title defense across three brands, and I know something important is going to happen to you Lexi, I really cannot wait until the EAW makes you smile again.

(Alexis though had lost her smile, the losses took its toll, everything that had been happening finally came to its apex. It hasn’t been a good season for Alexis, she was at the end of her rope, seeing Bethany as a champion made her happy, but somewhere deep down inside she felt as if Bethany was disappointed in her, so it made Alexis angry seeing Bethany get hurt or screwed over a lot more recently, tiring even, adding to her mood already.)

Alexis Chambers: It’s not.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Lexi, I know it isn’t, but you can’t let this place get you down like that, look at me, I should be packing up my shit and leaving after the complete disrespect I have been given from Showdown, but that is the beauty of this place, every July is a new beginning. We were practically looked over for less talented people, we were victims of a GM who wanted to promote himself, you were fired unceremoniously and we were never given the chance to accomplish anything as The Maidens of Malpractice, but also, I don’t think that you really at times understood just how much work and effort goes in this place, yet I don’t blame you for seeing how it has treated me, I bust my ass and finally I have the Specialists Championship to show for it, but is that enough to salvage my season? It will be at Pain for Pride when I leave Champion, but you? Seeing how much I put into this and watching others get the praise and adulation? I get it. Here’s the thing, Lexi you’re a very special person.

Alexis Chambers: You’re just saying this because we are engaged.

(Bethany let out a sigh, placing the ice pack down, glaring in the face of Alexis.)

Alexis Chambers: Put the ice back on, Bethany.

Dr. Bethany Blue: No, hear me out. Tell me right now, are you happy with anything?

Alexis Chambers: I’m happy when I get to work with you every day, when we spend time together at home, travel. All that, but when I come here? I feel like I have hit rock bottom. Things really suck right now and honestly; I don’t know where to go from here. I just want things to be perfect and they never will be, I don’t know why I even mentioned that word. Here you were thinking about leaving the business three weeks ago because of your parents, and now I’m thinking if this is even worth it.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Look at me, Lexi.

(Alexis slowly turns to face Bethany.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: I have always been a perfectionist in everything I do, but what you need to understand is that perfection is different for everyone. The guy who works at Starbucks who gets up everyday and heads to the shop and puts smiles on people’s faces except mine, he always gets my order wrong, that could be his perfect scenario. The woman next door who has two kids, takes them to soccer practice every single week, looking happy all the time, that could be her level of perfection, it differs in everyone, because I will tell you right now, I am living the perfect life, I may not be in the perfect scenario as we speak on Showdown but this, us, the title, my work in the Medical and wrestling profession? Is perfect. You ARE special Alexis, forget what everyone else says about us, what they say about our careers, wins and losses, at the end of the day, its how you finish, not how you started and there are three weeks left until Season 14 ends, you have the talent, charisma and drive, things didn’t work in your favor in Egypt or last week against Myles, they didn’t work for me either, though in Egypt I gained a title and a fiancé, that to me was absolutely perfect… like you are in my eyes.

(As Alexis becomes a bit teary-eyed, she nods and looks away clearly disagreeing with what Bethany is saying…)

Alexis Chambers: I want to thank you for the kind words, I really do, but I just don’t agree. I’m not everything you say I am, and I wish that I was….

Dr. Bethany Blue: Alexis, you are, but what you need to do?

Alexis Chambers: Is the same thing, you need to do, finish the season strong.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Exactly, you need to finish the season strong. In one month’s, time everything is going to be different, this is where you need to step up, show them exactly how good you are, be the Alexis Chambers I know. Your Pain for Pride Road is just being paved for you, sure it would have been great to get a Universal Women’s Championship match or be in the Cash In the Vault, all of that could have been yours, but instead you sit here thinking there is nothing for you, but I hear a rumor of a Battle Royale at Pain For Pride, and Alexis, this could be the exact thing you need to finish strong, don’t you think?

(Sitting there for a moment, Alexis lets that sink in, finally a small smile forms across her face, turning toward Bethany again.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Imagine, when I defeat these two worthless bitches and defend my title successfully, and then enter and win this battle royale, imagine the celebration? We are engaged, it is Pride Month and we both finish this shit Season strong and take that momentum to the next one. We may even end up on the same brand again, who knows, the bottom line is Alexis, this is about you now, don’t be so down, if we let every single bad thing that has happened to us this past year tear us down, we might as well quit, and we are not quitters, right?

Alexis Chambers: No, we are not. Maybe you are right, this could be fun….. Thank you, Bethany.

Dr. Bethany Blue: That is why I am here.

(Alexis grabs the ice packet and shoves it back on Bethany’s neck.)

Alexis Chambers: And I am here to take care of you and make sure that you don’t get yourself into anymore shit, I am not going through what happened the last time, again, alright? I know you’ll get Candice back, but damn it Bethany, you’re killing me here!

Dr. Bethany Blue: You’re so cute when mad.

Alexis Chambers: Shut up.

(The two let out a giggle as she continues to tend to the Good Doctor, sharing a little moment and just happy that she is alright. Alexis now knows what she needs to do in order to finish strong in Season 14 for it is never Rock Bottom, when you’re Dr. Bethany Blue.)

(The camera pans to the announcer’s table while “Natural” by Imagine Dragons plays throughout the arena showing Terry Chambers as the guest commentator, he shakes hands with James Peters and Rich Russillo, reaches over to shake Persephone and she gives him the stink face.)

James Peters: Thank you for joining us, Terry, welcome.

Terry Chambers: Pleasure to be here.

Rich Russillo: Bella is about to introduce the participants, but we look forward to your color commentary tonight, Terry.

Persephone: I don’t.

(It transitions to Bella Braxton in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: Introducing First…He hails from Pawtucket, Rhode Island…He weighs in at 210 pounds! Here is “THE GOAT” AHREN FOURNIER!!!

(‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK plays now as Ahren Fournier steps from the back, Ahren holds his weapon choice in his hand, his trusty umbrella. He stands there a moment, taking in the crowd reaction before heading to the ring.)

James Peters: Here is Ahren Fournier, Hall of Famer and one of the most dangerous and talented men on the Voltage roster. Has had a pretty bad night at Battle of Egypt, thanks to you Terry Chambers.

Terry Chambers: It was all my pleasure, James.

Rich Russillo: And now he will face a hot young rookie in so many aspects, Holly Arrow, she is everything you want to see in an upstart athlete, she will be wearing gold soon enough.

Persephone: Yeah… yeah whatever, just make this quick, I don’t like sitting next to a Chambers.

Terry Chambers: We have that effect on people.

(Ahren nods his head and talks his shit while snickering to the camera. He makes his way down to the ring, steps in, climbs the second rope and points to the Socially distanced crowd, then pointing the umbrella at Terry Chambers who smirks. His music suddenly fades into ‘Black Sheep’ by Metric. Holly Arrow walks out, she tips her hat and smiles, posing in front of the camera before making her way down to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent, residing in Aberdeen, WA.! Weighing in at 141 lbs.! She is “The Diamond Darling” HOLLY ARROW!!!!

(Holly slides into the ring, taking off her top hat and bowing before going to her corner and getting ready for the match, staring back at Ahren who has a smirk on his face.)

James Peters: Holly Arrow has been so impressive, and I think this young lady is one to watch out for in Season 15.

Persephone: She’s not all that.

Terry Chambers: Do you ever have anything nice to say about anyone?

Persephone: Rexy.

Rich Russillo: Holly looks ready and the referee is about to kick this off!

(The referee checks on both wrestlers before he calls for the bell.)

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Ahren and Holly circle the ring, they lock up and Ahren places her in a headlock, she quickly transitions and pushes him off but he holds the hair and keeps it on for a moment before whipping her into the rope, shoulder tackle by Ahren as Holly falls to the mats. He runs against the ropes again, she is back to her feet with a kip up, a leapfrog as Ahren ducked under her legs, he turns into a Hurricarana….)

James Peters: HURRICARANA AND HOLLY ARROW IS QUICKLY STARTING THIS MATCH FAST! Ahren is back up and Holly hits a dropkick, Ahren gets to the ropes, almost falling to the outside when he gets back in, she slingshots him back into the ring! Ahren is reeling as Holly whips him into the corner, she follows with a reverse heel kick and Ahren is on the mat!

Rich Russillo: Holly starting this match quickly! Smart by her to keep on Ahren, try to ruin the rhythm he usually has in matches, doing her homework! Holly is doing what she can to get an early advantage and she is up on the top rope as Ahren gets back up….

Persephone: SHOOTING STAR PRESS! YES, THIS MATCH IS OVER ALREADY!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE……

Terry Chambers: Ahren is a resilient bastard, he kicks out barely, but Holly has been on him like ants to sugar. I don’t think Ahren expected this kind of offense so soon, which shows what an arrogant prick he is.

James Peters: He may have come into this match cocky, or maybe you being out here Terry has distracted him, a lot of wrestlers get that way at times when it happens and this could be one of those times. Ahren though almost lost the match in record time, yet Holly Arrow is back to her feet and she is waiting for Ahren to get up slowly, running at him, Flying head scissors! She is about to turn him over, NO! ROPE HUNG ON THE TOP CABLE! SMART MOVE BY THE HALL OF FAMER! That cut Holly quick! She is in a lot of trouble right now, could even have some damage on her throat!

Rich Russillo: It was a great move by the GOAT, Ahren knew his ring positioning, it was textbook 101 by the veteran, giving him all the credit in the world and now Holly’s momentum is quickly killed here tonight in this match so far! Ahren picks her up by the hair, body slam! He runs against the ropes, dropping a corkscrew elbow perfectly placed on her chest, Ahren is taking control early in the match, doing whatever he can to control the match itself. He grabs Holly, whipping her into the turnbuckle, he follows in with a clothesline and now a bulldog, but he is not going for a cover.

(Ahren turns and looks right at Terry, they stare at one another for a moment before Ahren slowly stands back up with a smirk on his face.)

Terry Chambers: Pay attention to Holly, not me or else I’m going to laugh my ass off when she beats you, Ahren.

(Ahren laughs before turning back to Holly, he Irish Whips her into the ropes, trying to hit a powerslam, NO! She floats over and lands behind him….)

Persephone: GERMAN SUPLEX! What power by Holly! You go girl, finish this quick! Rex already wrestled tonight; I want to go home!

Terry Chambers: Very impressive by Holly and she hit that release, German Suplex. Holly is showing off her strength and I think that Ahren really didn’t prepare for her, besides, he is more worried about me than anything.

Rich Russillo: Ahren was folded like an accordion, Holly is up to her feet, though we can see the rope burns on her neck from that rope hung earlier. She picks up Ahren who looks dazed, she runs at him, Blink Twice If You’re In Danger! She hit him flush on the chin and she goes for a cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THR…..

Persephone: Meh, he kicks out.

James Peters: Ahren is able to get out of that as Holly Arrow has really been lightning in a bottle! She has been on fire all night in this match and has really turned some heads! Ahren is on his heels right now as Holly is able to pick him up, she sets him up, kicking Ahren in the midsection, running against the ropes…. NECKBREAKER… NO! AHREN STEPS TO THE SIDE, SHE TURNS INTO THE CLIMAX! AHREN HIT THAT WITH FULL FORCE! He is not going for a cover!

(Ahren turns back to Terry and starts to laugh again, this time grabbing Arrow by the hair and turning her over, rubbing her face on the mat.)

Ahren Fournier: (Off Mic) HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT BIH!?

Terry Chambers: HE wants to keep talking shit, let him and when he loses to Holly Arrow, I will do the same.

Rich Russillo: Holly Arrow is down and Ahren is still keeping his attention focused on Terry Chambers! He now grabs Holly and picks her up to her feet, whipping her into the turnbuckle, she crashes hard chest first and falls, Ahren with a leg drop! Turning her over, he locks her into a reverse chin lock, pulling back, as she screams in pain trying to reach for the ropes, Ahren is staring right at you Terry, he wants to make sure that you are watching intently especially after what has been happening since Egypt!

Terry Chambers: Again, he can front me all he wants, Ahren has no idea what is waiting for him if he wants to go down this road. He better stay focused on Holly, but I am also not just going to sit around and allow him to torture her just to get to me.

James Peters: Right now Ahren Fournier is showing the side of him that made this man The GOAT and the Hall of Fame wrestler he is, working on the neck of Holly right now, after what he did to it earlier, she is in so much pain right now, the referee is asking if she wants to submit, and maybe she should fight another day. Holly is trying to crawl toward the ropes but how much does she have left! Ahren is pulling back, glaring right at Terry Chambers but Holly is using all of her strength to reach the ropes…. And she does!

Persephone: Pull her back to the middle of the ring!

(The referee finally calls for a rope break…)

1!

2!

3!

4!

(Ahren breaks the hold at the last possible second to avoid being disqualified.)

Rich Russillo: We have a rope break! Ahren lets go and he is pulling Holly back by the hair, back up to her knees…. STARSTRUCK! HE HIT STARSTRUCK AND HOLLY IS DOWN! WAIT….. AHREN is NOT going for a cover, he is hopping out of the ring and he is coming this way!

James Peters: Terry, you are an announcer tonight, do not engage with him, he is trying to goad you into a confrontation, call the match, damn it!

Terry Chambers: Don’t worry James, hopefully Ahren isn’t stupid enough to start something with me.

(Ahren slams his hands on the announcers table, glaring at Terry who slowly stands up, they look at one another.)

Ahren Fournier: (Off mic) Why are you even out here!? You can’t announce anything, you’re terrible! Jennipurr can commentate better than you at any time! Leave my presence now!

Terry Chambers: You better get out of my face Ahren before I….

(But before Terry could finish his sentence, Ahren slaps the headset right off his head as Terry falls back in his chair some, standing right back up as Ahren laughs, rolling back into the ring and enticing Terry to get in the ring but Rich Russillo tries to hold Terry back as Persephone stands to the side….)

Terry Chambers: (Off mic) You want to start shit with me Ahren!? I will kick your head off!

Rich Russillo: Terry don’t do this! Calm down man!

James Peters: Rich is right! Calm down and…. Wait, Holly Arrow is up, Ahren doesn’t realize it!

(Ahren turns around….)

Holly Arrow: (Off Mic) SHORYUKEN!!!!!!!!

James Peters: SHORYUKEN CONNECTS AND AHREN FOURNIER CRUMBLES TO THE GROUND! WE ARE ABOUT TOP HAVE A HUGE UPSET AND HOLLY ARROW WINS THE BIGGEST MATCH OF HER CAREER!

(The referee drops down for the count as Hollys hooks the leg for the cover!)

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: OMG… WHAT AN UPSET! WHAT AN…… SHIT!

(Ahren Fournier’s foot is on the ropes.)

Rich Russillo: AHREN FOURNIER’S FOOT IS ON THE ROPES! THE REFEREE SAW IT! WE ARE NOT SHOWDOWN, OUR REFEREE’S ON VOLTAGE ARE ACTUALLY COMPETENT AND DON’T STEAL MATCHES AWAY FROM ELITISTS!

James Peters: Holly is in shock! We thought she had it! We thought she had it! Holly is looking at Ahren who has his foot on the ropes, she can’t believe it, but Holly is right back up, Ahren is down and she drags him to the middle of the ring, hooking the leg again!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE…..

Persephone: Of course, now he kicks out!

Terry Chambers: His stupidity almost cost him! He wanted to get front with me and took his eyes off the ball and now Holly actually has a chance to win this! Holly Arrow has been amazing tonight and now she can smell victory, stay on him!

(Holly gets up, disappointed, but she slowly waits until Ahren is up, she runs against the ropes, step up Enzuigiri….)

Rich Russillo: SHE MISSED! AHREN DUCKED, HOLLY TURNS AND BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! AHREN GETS A SECOND WIND! HE IS BACK UP AND CLIMBING THE SECOND ROPE! AHREN IS WAITING AS HOLLY IS UP TO HER FEET! AHREN WITH A FLYING CLOTHESLINE! NO! HOLLY ARROW DUCKS! AHREN HITS HARD ON THE MAT, HOLLY HITS THE TEENAGE DREAM! IT CONNECTS AND AHREN IS DOWN!

James Peters: HOLLY SMELLS VICTORY! SHE CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE! SHE IS PERCHED UP THERE AHREN IS DOWN AND HOLLY WITH THE GOOMBA STOMP! NO! SHE MISSED! AHREN ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AND HER KNEE BUCKED, SHE TURNS AND AHREN IS UP… ANOTHER CLIMAX AND HOLLY FALLS TO THE MAT!

Persephone: AHREN IS WAITING, HOLLY IS TRYING TO GET BACK UP! DO IT AHREN…. SHE GRABS HER… STORYBOOK ENDING! YES!

Terry Chambers: Storybook Ending…. Damn it!

(Ahren looks over at Terry as he drops for the cover, hooking the leg of the unconscious Holly Arrow glaring right at Chambers.)

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….. AHREN FOURNIER!!!!

(‘How You Like That’ starts to play throughout the arena as Ahren slowly rolls off the motionless Holly Arrow. He falls to his back staring at the lights after a hard fought victory trying to compose himself before muscling back up to his knees, he looks right at Terry and smiles, the two lock eyes for a few moments before picking Holly up by the hair ready to do some more damage when Terry stands up taking off the headset.)

James Peters: Huge win by Ahren Fournier here tonight, he was just too much for a very game Holly Arrow and caught her with that Storybook Ending curb stomp knocking Holly cold and she is defenseless right now, Terry…. Don’t do anything stupid!

Rich Russillo: Terry, it’s not worth it man!

Persephone: Dude, he’s about to murder Holly, go help her! :mjlol:

Terry Chambers: Sorry, commentating is over.

(Terry drops the headset and rolls into the ring as Ahren drops Holly, the referee quickly helps rolling her out of the ring as Terry stares him down, asking for a mic as Bella hands him one.)

Terry Chambers: You really are a bitch, Ahren. All this time you have never been able to admit that maybe you’re not as good as advertised trying everything you can to destroy the promising career of a very good competitor here tonight, why? Simple, Ahren the EAW has surpassed you, since last year when you became a Hall of Famer, and now you think that after all this time, you can just throw your weight around? Bottom line, YOU SUCK, and I want to beat your ass at Pain for Pride!

(The Virtual Crowd cheers as Ahren rips the mic from Terry’s hands. The referee is already helping Holly up the ramp toward the back as Ahren starts to laugh.)

Ahren Fournier: I suck, bih? This coming from the guy who LOST the EAW World Championship to a PART TIMER in Malcolm Jones and couldn’t Main Event, Pain For Pride? All that work for NOTHING, yet you’re going to front me? Tell Le GOAT that I suck? Call me a bitch when I wasn’t the one who had to interfere in a National Elite Championship match, the title I was about to win from your Corona Hombre bih, but it was you that had to interfere and cost me, but I’m the bitch? OH, you’re all man right now, aren’t you Terry? So, Le GOAT is the consolation prize because you failed at everything else including missing out on headlining Pain for Pride!? Tell me something Terry, since you’re such a man, how does Consuelo feel about you being a loser? I don’t take her as the kind of woman that sucks losers off and…..

(Terry Chambers’ eyes widen as he goes for a Random Acts of Violence but Ahren sees it coming this time and ducks, Terry hits hard on the mat, then tries to get up but Ahren tackles him down! They start to brawl on the ground as officials rally in the ring to try and separate them, Ahren then reaches into his tape, taking out the HoF ring and placing it in his hands, Terry breaks out of the referee’s clutches and charges in….

James Peters: AHREN FOURNIER JUST BACKHANDED TERRY CHAMBERS IN THE FACE WITH THE HoF RING! HE IS STUNNED AND HIS CHEEK AND JAWLINE ARE CUT!

Rich Russillo: WATCH OUT….. TERRY! PROTECT YA NECK BY AHREN FOURNIER TURNING TERRY UPSIDE DOWN AND ALMOST TAKING HIS HEAD OFF! TERRY IS DOWN ON THE MAT! AHREN IS TURNING HIM OVER, HE HAS THE MIC AND IS RIGHT IN TERRY’S FACE!

(Ahren breathes heavy into the mic before the entire arena gets quiet and he leans into Terry’s face…)

Ahren Fournier: Challenge at Pain for Pride? Accepted.

(He flips the mic and gets back up standing over a downed and unconscious Terry Chambers, raising his hands up in the air and laughing as “Starboy”starts to play throughout the arena again.)

James Peters: Statement made and Ahren Fournier has accepted the challenge at Pain for Pride! What a match this is going to be and Terry Chambers is down but not out, though he walked into that one, Ahren was expecting it.

Rich Russillo: He sure was and that was a message sent, the match is made and these two are going to kill each other at Pain for Pride.

Persephone: Some hero.

(The final shot is Ahren still laughing standing over a slowly stirring Terry Chambers.)

(FADE IN: A motion graphic for 2021’s Battle of Egypt fades in, and it shows the Universal Women’s Championship entering the ring, preparing for one of the biggest matches of her career as she prepares to face the legend known as Cameron Ella Ava. It wouldn’t take long before Cameron would make her entrance as well, and from there these two would deliver one of the best matches of the entire show. The two would start off locking up, but this would quickly transition into a more aggressive back and forth, with Darcy managing to gain control over the Hall of Famer. Over the course of the match, these two would throw everything they can at each other, from huge moves to roll ups, and nothing would work. The video shows Darcy later on in the match, making it clear that it’s her time now and that she’s the face of women’s wrestling, and while she’d be pulled into a small package pin shortly after, she’d still manage to kick out, keeping the match alive. She’d be hit with “Goddess Rising” just moments after, but that’d only lead to another kick out from the Universal Women’s Champion. Both women gave this match their all with this being Cameron Ella Ava’s first singles match since returning and one of Darcy’s biggest matches yet, and in the end it would appear that neither woman was able to overcome the other. Cameron Ella Ava would manage to deliver a superplex to the outside, but thanks to an awkward landing after already going through so much during the match, neither woman would be able to get back into the ring before the count of ten, ruling the match a no contest. They may not have been able to get the job done, but in the end Darcy May Morgan managed to earn the respect of the hall of famer. The camera cuts to the aftermath of the match, more specifically when Cameron Ella Ava extends her hand for a handshake, with Darcy May Morgan slowly reaching her hand out as the sound goes mute.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan’s road to Pain for Pride has been one unlike any other. Coming off of a match against the legendary Cameron Ella Ava, the Universal Women’s Champion would prepare to defend her Championship at Pain for Pride. It seemed Darcy had the entire world in her hands, but this wasn’t always the case. 

(The camera would then cut to Darcy May Morgan’s first EAW appearance, which was actually on Fight Grid where she managed to defeat Io Ishimori. Darcy would then make her debut on Empire just weeks before it’d close its doors for good, and unfortunately things wouldn’t go her way. Despite it being made known just how much potential she may have after her successful debut match, Darcy would come up short in both of her Empire matches, losing to Miho-Li before coming up short in a tag team match against Andrea Valentine and Celes Dumont the following week. This would lead to Darcy’s first Pain for Pride, where she got the opportunity to compete in the 24/7 Battle Royale. Darcy would last quite some time, before ultimately being the thirteenth person and second woman eliminated from that match, having to watch as Consuela Rose Ava wins the Battle Royale.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan’s time on Empire was very short-lived, but still full of setbacks and disappointment. Fortunately, Darcy would soon find the opportunity to redeem herself, and start over.

(Following Pain for Pride 12 was the 2019 Draft. This was the first season following the end of Empire, and Darcy May Morgan would find herself as a member of Dynasty. Her Dynasty debut match would be against Ronan Malosi and Damon Diesel in a triple threat match, where Darcy would manage to capture the victory. Commentary would put Darcy over as someone capable of making it to the title scene very quickly, and things would only go up from there, as she’d pick up yet another victory alongside Remi Skyfire and Vic Venom, two people she’d soon become allies with.)

Narrator: From the very beginning Darcy May Morgan showed promise and the potential to succeed, but in time she’d face her biggest challenge yet, and in the process prove that she does have what it takes to compete against the very best.

(The camera shows highlights of Darcy May Morgan’s biggest match yet at the time, her Dynasty main event match against the Universal Women’s Champion, Kassidy Heart. This match would do wonders for Darcy, as she managed to go back and forth with one of the most dominant Elitists on the roster. Both women would give this match their all, and at times Darcy would even gain the upper hand, delivering huge bicycle knees, using Kassidy’s own submissions against her, and so much more. In the end Kassidy with a final burst of energy would lock in a huge submission of her own, and while Darcy May Morgan would tap out, she’d by no means look like a loser, even being praised by commentary following the match.)

Narrator: With more and more people beginning to understand the type of talent she is, Darcy May Morgan would soon turn her attention to the tag team division, but things wouldn’t go how she expected them to. Very soon, Darcy would reach one of the most pivotal moments of her career, and it all started with Valkyrie.

(The camera shows the team of Darcy May Morgan and Remi Skyfire picking up victory after victory, defeating teams like Drake King and Jake Smith, former World Champions like Darkane and Lethal Consequences, and defeating Fatal Destiny with Osamu Arcichida alongside them at Operation: Doomsday 2019. They’d soon qualify for the Divide and Conquer match at Territorial Invasion, and what Darcy didn’t know was that the Divide and Conquer match would spell the end for Valkyrie. They had already lost a friend in Vic Venom back at Operation: Doomsday, and at Territorial Invasion, Remi Skyfire and Darcy May Morgan’s partnership would also come to an end. Darcy wouldn’t win that Divide and Conquer match, which would end up becoming a match for the New Breed Championship, but she’d soon find another opportunity for herself, one where she didn’t have Remi Skyfire OR Vic Venom by her side.)

(After defeating Osamu Arcichida at House of Glass to receive a future Championship match, Darcy would have an opportunity at Andrea Valentine’s Specialists Championship on her hands. The two would face each other on the main event of Dynasty in November, and this would be yet another huge singles match for Darcy. Her and Andrea would have a fantastic match where Andrea would do her best to keep Darcy down, using some of her biggest moves, but to no avail. In the end Darcy May Morgan would connect with the “TTYN” before following it up with the “Curtain Call”, and in the end this would allow Darcy to capture her first Championship in EAW, the Specialists Championship.)

Narrator: With Darcy finally reaching her goal of becoming Champion, this would only be the start of a history-making Championship reign, one that’d prove just how far Darcy’s come in such a short amount of time. Defeating every challenger in her path, and even becoming the first woman to retain the Specialists Championship in an Extreme Elimination Chamber, Darcy May Morgan’s career would reach new heights.

(Highlights of Darcy May Morgan’s Specialists Championship reign are shown, seeing her retain the Championship at Road to Redemption 2019 in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, against Sierra Bradford at King of Elite, against Kensi who at the time was known as Kensingten Calhoun-Astor at Reckless Wiring, and once again against Dr. Bethany Blue at Grand Rampage 2020. Darcy May Morgan would look unstoppable as she continued defeating everyone that stepped up to her, but that would change as she faced Sarah Price at Gateway to Glory. In the end Darcy would be defeated, and her first ever Championship reign would come to an end.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan’s first ever Championship reign went up in smoke at Gateway to Glory, but by that time she had already proven herself to be a major threat. There was no doubt that Darcy was destined for greater things in EAW after losing the Specialists Championship, and very soon she’d have the opportunity to prove just that. 

(The camera would show Darcy May Morgan’s attempt to win the No Way Out match at Fighting Spirit to capture an opportunity at the Universal Women’s Championship at Pain for Pride. She’d just barely come up short as she failed to stop Raven Roberts from capturing the victory, but in the end this wouldn’t be Darcy’s final opportunity at competing in a big match at Pain for Pride. Just 24 hours later Darcy would receive an opportunity to compete in the Cash in the Vault ladder match, as she was in a qualifying match against SKA. Darcy would capture the victory, and at Pain for Pride she’d compete in one of- if not the most competitive Cash in the Vault match ever. It was a huge step up from being in the 24/7 Battle Royale last year, and as she went up against Myles, Ms. Extreme, Dray Fontana, Jack Ripley, SOSA Henderson, Justin Windgate and MITSUBACHI, she managed to defy the odds and become the second woman ever to win the Cash in the Vault briefcase, ending her season on a major high note as this marked the beginning of Darcy’s road to a World Championship.)

Narrator: And with that, Darcy began her road to becoming the face of women’s wrestling, but things were anything but easy for Ms. Cash in the Vault, which she’d soon find out after becoming a member of the Voltage roster. 

(The camera shows highlights of the first few months of Darcy May Morgan’s season, which was actually pretty rough for her. She’d suffer major losses such as against Minerva on Voltage following an interference from Serena Bennett, Terry Chambers in a Scaffold match at Bloodsport, Wargames at Territorial Invasion after Drake King costed them the match, against Malcolm Jones at Wicked Games after Darcy kicked out just barely too late, and finally in round two of the Grand Prix against the Blicky Boyz. The first few months of Darcy May Morgan’s time on Voltage would be very difficult for her, as things would very rarely go the way of Ms. Cash in the Vault.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan would face setback after setback as a member of the Voltage roster. It was difficult for Darcy to keep taking these losses despite having the ability to one day become World Champion, but it was at the end of 2020 where Darcy proved she had the one thing she still needed in order to reach the top, heart.

(In a match against TLA and Terry Chambers, Darcy May Morgan would turn her back on Drake King, realizing that their partnership has done more harm for Darcy than good. Drake would try and get his revenge, even forcing Darcy to put her Cash in the Vault briefcase on the line in a Barbed Wire Ladder match at Road to Redemption 2020, and at the free-per-view Darcy would compete in a match to determine her future. Darcy had never beaten Drake in singles competition up to this point, but in the end Darcy refused to let her opportunity at becoming Universal Women’s Champion go to waste after everything she went through just to win that briefcase. The two would have a brutal back and forth match, which saw the use of various weapons, including Drake’s branding iron which was used on Darcy’s shoulder, but in the end Darcy was able to hit the “Leading Left”, a knockout blow with brass knuckles, taking Drake out of the equation and allowing Darcy to retain her briefcase.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan has always been talented with the potential to succeed, but it was over the course of this season where Darcy proved that she wasn’t willing to let anything get in the way of her success. Darcy was determined to become Universal Women’s Champion, and this season was her greatest test yet. She faced setback after setback, and had her opportunity at the World Championship put on the line, but in the end she didn’t let any of that stop her from reaching her goal.

(Next, the match between Serena Bennett and Eris LeCava at King of Elite 2021 is shown, more specifically the end of the match, where Darcy May Morgan successfully cashes in her Cash in the Vault briefcase. Darcy would receive a huge ovation, as while the crowd is usually against her, it was undeniable that Darcy deserved that moment. All season Darcy made it clear that she planned to become the Universal Women’s Champion, and despite all the setbacks and challenges she faced on her road to cashing in, she managed to live up to her own words.)

Narrator: It was here where Darcy May Morgan became the “face of women’s wrestling”, and up until now, there’s been nobody who could prove her wrong. Twice already Darcy had been challenged for her Universal Women’s Championship, and twice Darcy managed to come out on top, proving that taking her down was never going to be easy, not after everything it took for her to reach that point.

(Darcy’s following matches for the Universal Women’s Championship would then be shown. It’d start off with the Shock Collar match between Darcy and Harper Lee for the Championship at Shock Value. It was an extremely competitive match where both women did everything they could to capture the victory, including sacrificing themselves using the electricity and pulling on the referee, but in the end Darcy would retain the Championship in brutal fashion after stomping Harper’s head into the exposed turnbuckles before delivering the “Curtain Call”. Veena Adams would be Darcy’s next opponent at Grand Rampage, and this would be yet another hard hitting match that proves just how far Darcy’s willing to go in order to retain her Championship. Dethroning Darcy wasn’t going to be easy, and both Harper and Veena had to learn this the hard way. Veena would put up a great effort showing that she’s a competitor meant to be taken seriously, but in the end Darcy would deliver an inverted alabama slam onto the steel steps, before finally finishing Veena off and capturing yet another victory.)

Narrator: Darcy May Morgan was truly on top of the world, exactly where she wanted to be all along. Following Grand Rampage a huge match would be revealed, and this would be Darcy’s opportunity to once again stamp her name into the history books. Darcy had already proven to be a formidable Universal Women’s Champion, and now she had the opportunity to put herself in the conversation with some of the greatest women in EAW…

(Footage of Darcy’s encounters with Cameron Ella Ava leading up to their match are shown. Darcy makes it clear that Cameron Ella Ava is the type of competition she’s been looking for, and while Cameron was the face of women’s wrestling in the past, it’s a new era and it’s Darcy’s time to be at the top. Darcy had her chance to prove that at Battle of Egypt, and once again the highlights of their incredible match begin to play. All of the near falls, all of the big moves, and finally the superplex that took both competitors out, stopping either of them from winning the match. Darcy may not have won, but she definitely proved herself and earned Cameron Ella Ava’s respect. The video goes back to Darcy May Morgan reaching out to accept Cameron Ella Ava’s handshake, but suddenly it pauses there.)

Narrator: …But while she managed to earn the respect of the legendary Cameron Ella Ava, the next threat to Darcy’s Championship reign was already on the horizon.

(The video begins to play again, and right before Darcy could shake Cameron’s hand, she’s attacked by Ms. Extreme. Even Cameron is taken by surprise from this brutal assault by Ms. Extreme, but ultimately she supports her sister. Ms. Extreme had just won the No Way Out match to determine Darcy’s Pain for Pride challenger, and on that same show she sent a huge message.)

Narrator: Ms. Extreme is dedicated to becoming World Champion, and this is without a doubt her biggest opportunity to do so. She sent a message and made it clear that she’s not playing around, and while Ms. Extreme may very well be the biggest threat to Darcy’s Championship reign so far, Darcy didn’t come all this way for nothing. Darcy May Morgan has proven time and time again exactly why she calls herself the face of women’s wrestling, and now she has the opportunity to do it once again… On the grandest stage of them all.

(The events of this past Voltage are shown, where Darcy’s bodyguard Wallace comes out and says that Darcy May Morgan is recovering, and is ashamed of Ms. Extreme’s actions. Ms. Extreme comes out and she isn’t having any of this, calling Darcy May Morgan a coward for not being willing to show up and say any of her words to Ms. Extreme’s face, but what Ms. Extreme didn’t know was that this was all a setup. Darcy would soon make an appearance, brutally attacking Ms. Extreme, even shoving her into a garbage can. It was this type of viciousness that made Darcy Champion for this long in the first place, and Ms. Extreme had just got a taste of what’s to come at Pain for Pride, where her and Darcy May Morgan face off to determine who’ll end the season as the Universal Women’s Champion.)


(A commercial for Pride Month featuring all your favorite Elitists begins to play! Oh, and Ronan Malosi tries to shut it down; but he gets kicked out.)

(Returning from commercial, inside the ring are seven chairs lined together in a half circle, where just in front of the middle chair stands Sofia Clarke! The interviewer sports a smile as she raises a microphone that she’s holding in her hand.)

Sofia Clarke: Welcome back to Sunday Night Voltage! I’m Sofia Clarke, and in just a matter of moments, I’ll be sitting down with all six competitors for this year’s Cash in the Vault Match at Pain for Pride! I’ll be asking questions, getting their takes, and hopefully, we’ll be able to make it through this without everything spiraling into absolute chaos!

Rich Russillo: Good luck with that :mjlol:!

Persephone: I won’t be against it if it means we get to hurry this part of the show and hopefully get to see more of Rex!

Sofia Clarke: Introducing first, from Sunday Night Voltage, Myles!!

(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi hits the P.A. system to the sound of boos as Myles makes his way out, not acknowledging the crowd’s reception while he makes his way down to the ring.)

Persephone: What the hell is he even doing in this match? Isn’t he like totally against shit like Cash in the Vault?

James Peters: Much like Grand Rampage, if New Eden is able to take the opportunity away from others as they continue to try to shape EAW into their image, it goes without saying that Cash in the Vault falls under that umbrella.

Persephone: I don’t think it’s too late for him to give his spot over to Rex :lupe:.

Sofia Clarke: Next, we have from Sunday Night Voltage, Constance Blevins!

(As Myles goes to sit in one of the chairs, ‘Forgotten’ by Avril Lavigne begins to play and the crowd starts up into a swarm of cheers as Constance comes making her way to the ring.)

Rich Russillo: A former Specialists Champion, Constance looks to make the jump to the World Championship scene and Cash in the Vault would be one hell of a way to do it!

James Peters: After Darcy’s success of transitioning from the same title to Cash in the Vault and eventually the Universal Women’s Championship, Constance would be following in quite the successful footsteps!

(‘Howl of the Departed’ by Nobuo Uematsu takes over and Limmy makes his way out to a chorus of boos from the crowd!)

Sofia Clarke: Friday Night Dynasty’s and Insurgency’s own, Limmy Monaghan!

James Peters: A former PURE Champion, Limmy can put Insurgency further on the map with a chance to secure a shot at a World Championship at any time of his choosing!

Rich Russillo: Insurgency has been giving Tyler Parker hell on Dynasty, I can only imagine how heightened their actions would become with something like Cash in the Vault in their camp.

Persephone: Annoying as fuck, no doubt. Keep him off Rex’s brand if that’s gonna be the case.

(‘XXX’ by Kendrick Lamar takes over just as Limmy enters the ring, and Andre Walker comes casually striding out in a Nike sweatsuit with Albert Hitchman trailing just behind him.)

Sofia Clarke: Next, from Friday Night Dynasty, Andre Walker!

Rich Russillo: Recently becoming the longest-reigning New Breed Champion, Andre Walker shifts gears and puts his focus on taking the next big step in his career: becoming World Champion!

James Peters: With the history of the New Breed Championship, Andre Walker becoming World Champion would fall in line with it as one of the successful Elitists to make that transition into the bigger picture. And with his work, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him achieve more success next season!

Persephone: The guy with him is pretty gross looking and if he’s bringing that with him, he can stay on Dynasty also!

(‘Red Eye’ by NBA Youngboy cuts off Andre’s music as Jon Kelton makes his way to the stage, surveying the opposition in the ring for a moment before heading down the ramp.)

Sofia Clarke: Of Saturday Night Showdown, Jon Kelton!

James Peters: Jon Kelton has had quite the turbulent season, most notably having started out with the 24/7 Contract but then losing it, but Kelton has not given up and that kind of determination could take him far in Cash in the Vault!

Rich Russillo: Determination, persistence – it’s just a few of the things that’ll sum up a Cash in the Vault victory for whoever takes it in the end, and Kelton could prove to have what it takes if he can bring himself to make that kind of comeback!

(‘Smoke and Drive (Remix)’ by Machine Gun Kelly puts a stop to Kelton’s entrance music and the crowd comes alive for Justin Windgate as he makes his way out.)

Sofia Clarke: Also making his way from Showdown, Justin Windgate!

Rich Russillo: Justin Windgate comes into Cash in the Vault for the second year in a row, and after last year’s outcome, you have to wonder how he deals with that: does it lead to bitter disappointment and resentment, or a reignited determination to come through in the end?

James Peters: Justin came close to winning the match himself, but Darcy May Morgan took it in the end – if he finds it in himself to go even further beyond how he performed last year then he could certainly walk away with this!

(Justin enters the ring, taking the last available chair while the others have all already taken a place. With all six Cash in the Vault competitors in the ring, Albert Hitchman standing alongside Andre Walker’s chair, Sofia Clarke sits with someone to her left and right in her own spot in the middle of the half-circle that’s been formed. The smile on her face is a much more welcome sight than some of the glares being cast across the ring by the competitors who’ll be facing off at Pain for Pride.)

Sofia Clarke: Thank you all for joining me here in the ring! I thought this would be the best way to get everyone’s thoughts on the Cash in the Vault match at Pain for Pride, and how-

Myles: What you really mean is that someone decided it’d be best to get five people out here to hype themselves up when I could’ve been spared of their unnecessary bragging?

(The other competitors around the ring roll their eyes or audibly give exhausted sighs, already seemingly annoyed with Myles. Sofia pauses for a moment, not appreciating the interruption herself.)

Sofia Clarke: Seeing as how it is always one of the biggest matches on the card considering the title implications it comes with, it goes without saying that people will look to this match and its competitors as possibly being future World Champions. It’s also why I wanted to start this with Constance, seeing as how the last two winners have been women and they’ve both made significant history. What does that mean for you as you look ahead toward the upcoming event?

Constance Blevins: Believe me, Sofia, I was aware of that going into this and people will want to look at what Raven Roberts and Darcy May Morgan accomplished as being another motivating factor for me. I’m not going to sit here and act like it wouldn’t be great to make my name the third on the list to join them, and when anyone takes a second to look around this ring….

(Constance waves her other hand as if to guide everyone’s attention to take in the setting.)

Constance Blevins: … you’ll notice that I’m the only woman in this match, unlike the other matches that were won by Raven and Darcy. But that’s something that I’m completely fine with and it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Sure, it’ll be a fact for everyone else to really take in after I win, but even bigger than that, this is my first major opportunity since losing the Specialists Championship. I fought with everything to shine a light on the Specialists Title, what it meant for me and for the division that I was representing with how I made sure to carry myself throughout my reign – and this Cash in the Vault match just after goes a step further with a potential of a World Title win. The Specialists Championship was my first singles championship and I’ll always look back on it as something so important for me, but that reign also wasn’t my ceiling. I’m not going to go down as one of the best Specialists Champions for only what I did while I was holding the title, but it’s got everything to do with what I plan to accomplish after the fact as well to keep setting the precedent that I have and winning Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride is going to be one of those achievements as I move on to even bigger things.

Sofia Clarke: While you’ll have plenty of support, even anyone watching on could say that’s easier said than done, but when you look around at the competition, Constance, who do you think has-

Myles: “Has” what, Sofia? Just as good of a chance? Planning to ask her who she thinks the biggest threat is?

Limmy Monaghan: If you’d stop interrupting and shut the hell up then maybe we’d know.

(Myles shoots Limmy a glare, but Limmy doesn’t appear fazed at all, before Myles then turns back to Sofia.)

Myles: It’s just pointless to be asking Constance or anyone else in this ring about what history they plan to make or what their goals are going to be if they win, because none of them are going to get their “moment” or whatever they think that’ll be. I can look around this ring and tell you that there’s no one out here who deserves to win this match; I’m reminded all too much of Darcy May Morgan and how undeserving she was of it as she seemed to constantly seek some type of need for validation even after winning it. That briefcase does nothing except expose people’s desperation for all the wrong reasons and that’s not what we need, it’s not what EAW needs; Grand Rampage and the message we aimed to send by keeping Voltage from having a Pain for Pride main event was clear, but Cash in the Vault and preventing anyone in here from leaving with it will surely get it across.

Constance Blevins: I don’t know what’s going on in your head where you think that I’d be thinking that I’d have to prove how “deserving” I am to you, Myles, but me going out and proving myself capable of winning isn’t about doing that for you – it’s about going through you and everyone else.

Justin Windgate: So, what would you do anyway, Myles? You’d win and just not even bother to cash it in? You’d really just hold it for the whole season afterward and just…. not even make good on the opportunity that could’ve gone to someone else?

Myles: You’re concerned about one opportunity and what it’d mean for you, while I’m focused on a much larger goal and that’s going to make all the difference. Wanting to change EAW for the better wasn’t something that was just all talk or something just to get attention, it’s been something that’s entirely accomplishable and people are going to see that one way or another; making that happen by force is just as fine by me, and maybe you’ll get in line when you’re losing again, Justin. Sure, I failed in stopping Darcy last year, but things are going to be different this time now that New Eden’s given me just that much more reason to follow through.

Sofia Clarke: But with everything that New Eden has done that’s essentially put a target on your guys’ backs, don’t you think that it’s more of a reason for everyone to make sure that you don’t succeed? The Grand Rampage fallout is well-documented at this point, do you think anyone’s going to stand for anything like that again?

Jon Kelton: No one’s putting up with that shit. It’s crazy enough that everyone had to watch that all play out on Voltage the way it did after Grand Rampage. It’s not happening with Cash in the Vault.

Myles: You aren’t gonna have a choice, and when you’re all losing-

Limmy Monaghan: Now, how could you possibly sit there talking all this shit about winning at Pain for Pride when you won’t even be the one to win tonight?

(Myles’ head snaps back around to Limmy, who doesn’t give Myles enough time to respond as he continues on speaking.)

Limmy Monaghan: You say New Eden gives you just that much more of a reason to go wasting an opportunity, but the first mistake you made was making the assumption that you’d win in the first place. Hell, New Eden might not even fucking exist after Pain for Pride! But that’s your issue to deal with on your own time, when what’ll really matter tonight and going forward, is how it’ll be proven that Insurgency is going to be dominant and stand tall. With what we’ve been doing and all that we can still do, taking over and showing Insurgency to be the constantly evolving and growing force that we are isn’t something that’s out of the question. Whether standing against faded stars like Tyler Parker or faced with all of you in this ring, I’m right here to tell you all Insurgency is the force it is not only because of what we can accomplish together but because of what we can each bring to the table. When you’re getting made an example out of for these fucking clowns and the rest of the world to see on your own show, Myles, everyone’s going to understand why Insurgency has proven ourselves capable of reaching the top. There’s always been more in store and you’ll know that when you’re like everyone else watching Insurgency takes its place at the top, because everyone’s seen what we were willing to do in No Way Out at Battle of Egypt and Grand Rampage-

Myles: Grand Rampage being the match that New Eden came out on top in-

Albert Hitchman: That same Grand Rampage being the very match that Andre Walker wasn’t featured in, fortunately for New Eden and everyone else who was a part of it.

(Perhaps fed up with the New Eden and Insurgency representatives getting into their own back and forth, Albert draws attention to himself and Andre, who looks amused with Myles and Limmy’s exchange.)

Sofia Clarke: Andre Walker has been impressive, rising up as a talent that people are going to be wanting to keep their eyes on all throughout next season as well, but even I have to say it’s pretty bold to come out and say that one person could’ve changed the entire outcome of the match.

Albert Hitchman: Does anyone here really think that with all that Andre Walker brings to the table that we’d all be sitting here talking about how New Eden won against all the odds? Had Andre Walker not been dominating the New Breed Division for as long as he did clearing everyone out of his path with the kind of commanding presence that Andre has, that Voltage would’ve even found itself in this position to begin with? Because it doesn’t take a genius to look at the bodies that Andre left behind him and understand that he’d have left a trail of bodies outside that ring on his way to a Grand Rampage victory and a Pain for Pride main event. Insurgency being able to claim the Cash in the Vault? Myles taking the briefcase to New Eden? Constance’s little quest to make history? None of that would carry the same weight, the same meaning like it would with Andre after all he did: defeating DEDEDE, going through more than five opponents to solidify himself as the greatest New Breed Champion. Andre’s simply going to continue what he was doing in the New Breed Division and carry it over onto a much, much larger platform.

Jon Kelton: I was there at Battle of Egypt, I was one of the competitors in the gauntlet, but no way are you seeing the same result at Pain for Pride like you did just a few weeks ago.

(Speaking past Hitchman, Kelton focuses directly on Andre.)

Jon Kelton: Last year at Pain for Pride, I was winning a contract that offered a title shot at any time when I won the 24/7 Battle Royal. I went in having a whole lot to prove and after Battle of Egypt, I’d say that I’ve got even more now with you being a part of it, Andre. I didn’t like the way I went out in the gauntlet, and with that, there’s a wrong I need to right about it to show I’m so much better than that – that I’m so much more capable than what people saw from me even there – and getting this win would be the way to do it.

Albert Hitchman: I’m sorry, what? You think there was some kind of wrong you were forced to deal with at Battle of Egypt? Jon, you were never going to beat Andre – I know you wanted him one-on-one but I can tell you that with all Andre has going for him, the outcome wouldn’t have changed. You wouldn’t have stopped him from winning, from getting the record, from making the history that a man like him was always going to make. There wasn’t anyone in that match that could match Andre even on his worst day and that’s something you should’ve settled with already much like everyone else, because as much as I’m sure it pains you to see and admit, Andre Walker is well ahead of you.

Jon Kelton: That’s the way it might’ve seemed at Battle of Egypt, but what’s stopping me from going out to Pain for Pride and flipping the script? You can hype your client or whatever, I won’t say he hasn’t stepped up when he’s needed to, but I originally went to Hawk demanding an opportunity which led to Battle of Egypt, and showing I’ll take that kind of initiative to prove myself just like I’ll go into this match ready to do after all I’ve been through this season, each and every last one of you can bet that I’ll be there climbing not just to an opportunity but the next step that I need to take in my career.

Justin Windgate: And what exactly is it that you think you proved with the 24/7 Contract, Kelton?

(Jon looks to his fellow Showdown Elitist, a moment of tension between them as Kelton knows exactly where this is going and Justin has an expectant smirk on his face. This isn’t lost on any of the other competitors in the ring as they watch on, almost anticipating and wondering if things could escalate.)

Justin Windgate: Because I was the one who took that Contract from you and, unlike you, I was actually able to cash it in. Now it’d just be beating you for the briefcase, and when I know I came so close to winning last year, I’m taking this chance from you, too. You had your chance once already to make good on an opportunity for a championship at any time you would’ve wanted, and you let it get away from you. I’d wager that the Cash in the Vault would be in much better hands should I be the one to win in the end, but that’s just to say that to you but to everyone in this ring right now; I know what I could do with that briefcase and that World Championship future would be closer than ever.

Jon Kelton: You also let the Interwire Championship get away from you after you used the Contract you got from me and the title ended up in Ronan’s hands. But the Contract was the last thing you’re taking from me, because this time, I’m taking the briefcase. I’m stepping up to the plate because I know that when I’m at the top of that ladder and I’m holding the briefcase, the narrative’s gonna start changing real quick about me and the way my career’s panned out this season, and people aren’t gonna know what to do.

Limmy Monaghan: You’re both getting way ahead of yourselves to be running all this back and knowing exactly all the reasons people wouldn’t bother to take either of you seriously in this shit. I’d say save yourselves the embarrassment and sit this one out, but with the way you two make it seem about each other, that’s just asking for far too much. Guys like you just don’t know when their time has passed them by or just refuse to accept that it’s over for them – when you’re just passing faces in my victory highlight reel, maybe then you’ll know that you can hang up these trash ass pipe dreams.

Justin Windgate: No, because I know how people will perceive something and just write me off. I did lose to Ronan, and I fully expect everyone to try to make that a point against me, but I know the best thing that I can do is show everyone why that isn’t some kind of limit for me. Constance talks about the Specialists Championship not being her limit and neither is that loss that I had to Ronan for me, because there’s more to me than that and there’s more for me than that reign. Becoming a World Champion for the first time in my career and doing it by having won Cash in the Vault would be something monumental for my career, for the legacy I want to have and want to be remembered for as the guy who came back and did all that he said he was going to do. I can use this to take myself to even greater heights because even while I’ve fallen, I’ve had to bring myself back up before but when I do it now, I’d be taking myself right to the very top like I could’ve done in this very match last year. I know I’m getting into the ring against five of the hungriest competitors and I won’t be the idiot who says otherwise, but I know that if I can take all I did last year and go even harder, even further than I did before then this one can be mine for the taking.

(Justin nods his head reassuringly as he looks from Jon to everyone else as well, but none of them are any moved to feel any different about their own chances than when they did coming in, not that any of them were exactly trying to change anyone’s mind to begin with.)

Sofia Clarke: I can tell that there’s definitely going to be a lot that you guys are going to want to get out, and I’m certain that we’ll see just how you all manage to bring your best to the table as you’ve all got something to prove as you head into Pain for Pride-

(Sofia finds herself being cut off again, this time by Constance who had, for a good part, listened to what her future opponents had to say.)

Constance Blevins: That’s true, Sofia, we’re all going in wanting to prove something but only one of us is going to be able to finish the job, and I’ll be the woman to do it. You can all talk about how you’ve had to see setbacks, face disgraceful losses, watch people you think didn’t deserve one thing or another while thinking it’s your time to take over, but these little speeches aren’t going to be changing anything when we all know where we stand on everything. Myles came out here talking about who “deserves” this and who doesn’t, but the truth is, it’s about who’s going to want it more. It’s going to be about who’s going to be willing to put themselves through more than they or anyone thought they could to be able to be the lone winner. I was unstoppable for four months but that started when I played Kasey Kaos’ games, went through her little house of horrors and dealt with more than anyone could’ve imagined, saw things that’d make even any of you in this ring turn away from out of pure disgust. And you know what happened? I watched it all to the ground when I won.

(Constance rises from her chair and looks around at the other competitors.)

Constance Blevins: I beat Kasey at her own game, pushed past everything that should’ve thrown me off or taken me down, and I did all that to be the Specialists Champion that was needed. I knew I needed to be the one to breathe new life into that championship and I couldn’t be stopped for the longest time, and when I think about this Cash in the Vault match, I won’t be stopped now. But there’s even more on the line now, and I won’t be kept from making history. The way I see it, after all I did to become Specialists Champion, I’m the most dangerous competitor in this match and I’m willing to show everyone how true that is in more ways than one – but you’ll all really know that, when I’m the one goes and wins it all in the end.

(This statement brings the other competitors rising from their chairs, nothing hostile but there’s clearly tensions rising as they all voice their disagreements and opinions off-mic. They seem to understand that just isn’t the time or the place quite yet to make a scene, but they’ve all made their voices heard knowing that eventually, Pain for Pride will be the time and place to put up or shut up. As Constance’s entrance music starts up as she makes her exit from the ring, Andre Walker and Albert Hitchman are next to slowly follow after her and while those two don’t bother turning back to see the rest of the competition, Constance takes a moment to turn around on the stage with the cameron getting a close-up as she nods her head having made herself clear. With that, the scene fades out.)

(Promotional ad for Pain for Pride’s Cash in the Vault match, featuring Constance Blevins, Myles, Jon Kelton, Justin Windgate, Limmy Monaghan and Andre Walker.)

(Voltage comes back from commercial break as the camera fades into the backstage area of the World 1 Theatre. Sofia Clarke is seen standing in front of the camera with a smile on her face as she holds a mic in her hand. She looks ready to conduct an interview, taking a moment to let the virtual crowd die down before she from there begins to speak)

Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome at this time, SOSA Henderson.

(The crowd begins to cheer loudly as none other than SOSA Henderson makes his way into the scene. He’s clearly not the happiest person at the moment after what happened on Dynasty as he rubs the back of his neck before nodding at Sofia to greet her. The virtual crowds response begins to quiet down as from there, Sofia begins to speak once more)

Sofia Clarke: SOSA I think you know why we invited you here tonight and the question on everyone’s minds after what happened on Dynasty. How do you feel after the loss you suffered two days ago against IDOL-GUN, failing to capture the Unified Tag Team Championships with Chris Elite. Any thoughts?

(SOSA takes a moment to think about this as he closes his eyes and takes a deep breath. He looks bummed out, clearly expecting otherwise and walking into Voltage with a much more positive high note as a response. But that clearly didn’t happen. But it’s nothing foreign for SOSA, ultimately he isn’t frustrated. He opens his eyes as he looks towards Sofia and begins to speak)

SOSA Henderson: I’ll admit, it’s one hard pill to swallow after all the shit that you promised. You put your all out there and talk your talk but it doesn’t happen. For most people they might feel some sort of anger, especially this close to Pain For Pride. But we all know that a loss or two has never stopped me before, and I’ll be damned if it stops me now. Sure I don’t really like IDOL-GUN, They’re two sluts who spend their free time doing adult photoshoots. But I’ll give it to them. To my surprise, they proved us wrong when we least expected it and they got the job done. But if they think I’m out of the Championship picture after all of that, then they couldn’t be more fucking wrong. I’ve taken my fair share of losses, some more painful than the others. But when they ask me the question of how I feel just like you did right now, it’ll always be the same answer I give. It’s just like any other day in the office, climbing back up and getting to where you want to be and I don’t mind doing shit like that. Believe it or not, and it might be new to some people with the way they been talking, but there’s seven other titles that I can go after in EAW and I don’t mind putting in that work to get there. So whatever might be next for SOSA Henderson, I welcome all challengers.

Sofia Clarke: Well speaking of whatever’s next for you, what do you think is next for SOSA Henderson? Pain For Pride XIV is on the horizon and I’m sure being on the outside looking in isn’t a pleasant thought for you. Though I know that’s something that you’re going to give your all to make sure that you prevent. Is there a chance?

SOSA Henderson: Hell no that ain’t a possibility, because one way or another SOSA is going to find himself on the card in some capacity. And I’ll make certain of it. Less than a month till Pain For Pride? It’s absolutely no problem for me. At last year’s Pain For Pride event I made the best out of what I was given in the Cash In The Vault match and I ain’t got a problem with doing it again no matter what I find myself getting into. Because I want the smoke, I want the best of the best and those IDOL-GUN on Dynasty was only the beginning of my ascension back up to the top. It was a great warmup but I’m firing on all cylinders now, I ain’t got nothing to lose, and whoever’s getting in my way is getting it too-

???: That for sure didn’t happen on Dynasty. :dahell:

(SOSA’s train of thought gets interrupted as he looks to the distance raising his eyebrow. The virtual crowd begins to give a mixed reaction to who they see enter into the camera frame as Chris Elite comes in with a frustrated look on his face. He shakes his head as he shoos Sofia away and snatches her mic as well, completely hijacking the interview. SOSA looks at him nonchalantly, clearly not having a mind in the word for him to show up as Chris begins to speak)

Chris Elite: Whatever you’re tryna say right now is a bunch of bullshit you fucking bozo. I know you’re tryna save face and allat by making some sort of bullshit excuses and shying away from the main focus, but you failed to answer the real question that everyone has. Why’d you drop the ball? If it wasn’t for you being fucking garbage out there then we’d both be Unified Tag Team Champions by now instead of IDOL-GUN, hell that was going to happen anyway the way things were looking for us at the end of the match, but somehow shit went south. Instead of us winning the titles you fucked that match over for the both of us. So answer that, because you have some real nerve coming out here and shrugging that shit off.

(After a while, SOSA can’t help but scoff as he hears what Chris has to say towards him. It’s clear Chris is trying to fabricate this to ironically save face for himself. But rather than see that himself, Chris looks absolutely baffled. SOSA shakes his head afterwards and responds to what he has to say towards him)

SOSA Henderson: The fuck are you talking about? You had the chance to finish the match yourself when you had Hikari down and out, but instead you decided to get overzealous and call me into the ring. I saw you trying to talk that shit and look how far that got you. YOU fucked it up for the both of us, and here you are trying to blame me for it. Shit like that tells me exactly what kinda person you are, but if you want further proof, you can run it back yourself and see exactly where you dropped the ball. This ain’t got shit to do with me. I moved on anyway, I got better things to do than sit around bitching about some loss.

Chris Elite: Here we go again :mjlol:. I chose you as my tag partner, without me you wouldn’t even get a Unified Tag Team Championship shot in the first place, God knows where you’d be. I put my trust in you because you and I are hella alike, and look where that got me. Because of you I ain’t got shit to do for Pain For Pride. You heard me at Battle of Egypt, I could’ve walked into Pain For Pride as a World Championship contender AND a Tag Champion as well. So don’t try and turn it around and blame it on me, because it’s far from my fault. Couldn’t even beat a bunch of fucking bitches. Unbelievable.

SOSA Henderson: Look, ion know what other reason you out here for other than blaming me for your shortcomings, which is real petty of you if you ask me, but if that’s all you’re going to do and if that really is legitimately the only reason that you came out here? Then I promise you that ain’t going to do you any sort of good. No matter what the hell either of us did, shit happens. You shouldn’t be acting like such a bitch, get off your fucking ass and do something about it. You’re a Hall of Famer for a reason and that’s not because you complained about not getting your way. But you can do anything you want, rest assured. SOSA Henderson is going to continue being SOSA Henderson, and while you dread not being on the Pain For Pride card, I’m going to find myself in the limelight somehow because I’m going to do something about it. 

(After SOSA is done speaking, he turns around and leaves the scene, possibly just not being bothered continuing a pointless conversation. Rather taking the logical way out and leaving Chris to his lonesome. He looks just as pissed off as he was on Dynasty, staring off into the distance watching SOSA walk away from view. He turns around himself and shakes his head constantly as he disappears from the camera’s view  as that’s the last shot seen before the camera fades out to elsewhere)

(Voltage fades back to ringside, and ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie hits, causing the virtual crowd to begin booing as loud as they can as Minerva makes her way to the stage. She doesn’t see the point in waiting knowing who her partner is, so she makes her way down to the ring, entering the ring as Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac hits, causing all of the boos to transition into cheers. The crowd pretty much explodes for the National Elite Champion TLA, and as soon as he walks out you can just feel the tension between him and Minerva. TLA makes his way to the ring as usual, but Minerva doesn’t keep her eyes off of him, likely waiting for the opportunity where she can repeat her actions from last week.)

Bella Braxton; Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is a tag team match, scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Bella Braxton: Introducing first…. THE TEAM OF MINERVA…. AND THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION, TLA!!!

James Peters: I’ll be honest, I don’t know what’s about to happen in this match, but I can’t say I’m not interested in seeing how this goes! 

Rich Russillo: TLA and Minerva hate each other, we already know this. It’s been that way for a while now, and somehow they have to compete on the same team. They’re not even the only ones like this in the match either, as their opponents are in the same situation.

Persephone: If we’re lucky, both teams will kill each other and the match will just get called off.

James Peters: Well, as long as they want to win this match I don’t see that happening, but who knows?

(‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day hits, and Ms. Extreme walks down to the ring, clearly not too happy following Darcy May Morgan’s huge attack from last week. She also seems focused on the match, already sharing her interest of being in the ring with Minerva. As she enters the ring she stands in the corner, waiting as ‘Spotlight Savior’ by Iggy Azalea hits. Darcy May Morgan makes her way to the ring with her Universal Women’s Championship on her shoulder, and she has a cocky grin on her face as she makes her way towards the ring. As she eventually makes her way to the ring, Ms. Extreme makes it clear that she’s starting the match, which Darcy doesn’t really argue with.)

Bella Braxton: And their opponents…. THE TEAM OF MS. EXTREME, AND THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION DARCY MAY MORGAN!

James Peters: After that attack last week, I’m surprised Ms. Extreme and Darcy May Morgan aren’t already tearing each other apart. I can’t say I expect either of these teams to work together too well to be honest.

Rich Russillo: Maybe not, but we also gotta give them a chance. They’re all former Champions and three of them are former or current World Champions. They’re all extremely talented and likely dealt with this before.

Persephone: So what you’re saying is that this place is repetitive, right? ‘Cause I agree. There’s only one thing I want to see on this show, and that’s-

James Peters: Rex. We get it.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: And this match is underway! It looks like Ms. Extreme’s starting this match with TLA-

*TAG!* 

James Peters: Okay… Nevermind then. Darcy May Morgan just tagged herself into the match just as Ms. Extreme was ready to go, so it looks like she’ll be starting the match off with TLA instead! Ms. Extreme doesn’t look happy at all as she’s forced to exit the ring, but Darcy has a smirk on her face as she goes to lock up with the National Elite Champion! It looks like even after that vicious attack last week Darcy’s still trying to get under Camille’s skin!

Rich Russillo: That, or she just wanted to enter the match. Anyways, Darcy just locked up with TLA, and TLA being the stronger Elitist manages to get Darcy in a headlock, but Darcy’s quickly able to slip out of it taking TLA’s legs out from under him! Darcy looking for a huge knee drop to the back of the head, but TLA manages to roll out of the way! Both Elitists quickly get back up to their feet, and Darcy charges at TLA, but the National Elite Champion is able to take Darcy down with an arm drag before continuing to work on the arm!

James Peters: That doesn’t last too long as Darcy’s able to get up to a knee a punch to the midsection, and now Darcy grabs TLA before attempting to send him into the corner, BUT TLA RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLES BEFORE GOING FOR A MOONSAULT- NO! THE MOONSAULT DOESN’T CONNECT, DARCY CHARGES INTO THE CORNER TO AVOID THE MOONSAULT! TLA manages to land on his feet, BUT DARCY NAILS TLA WITH A PELE KICK! Darcy quickly getting back up as TLA is on spaghetti legs, AND SHE DELIVERS A SNAP SUPLEX, BUT SHE DOESN’T STOP THERE AS SHE ROLLS BACK UP TO HER FEET! DARCY WITH A SECOND SUPLEX, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER!

ONE!

T-

Persephone: And unfortunately TLA kicks out. I can’t believe these are supposed to be two Champions fighting right now. This is actually embarrassing. Darcy pulls TLA into a grounded headlock, as if these ever get the job done this early 🙄. TLA’s managing to get back up to a knee, not that I’m surprised, and he elbows Darcy in the midsection. Darcy tries her best to keep the headlock in as TLA gets back up to his feet, but TLA lifts her up for a back suplex.

James Peters: BUT DARCY MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET! Darcy going for a leg sweep, but TLA jumps over it! TLA going for a roundhouse kick, but Darcy ducks under it! TTYN- NO! TLA DUCKS THE PUNCH, AND NOW THERE’S A SPINNING BACK KICK TO DARCY’S MIDSECTION! TLA now with an irish whip, and Darcy tries to respond with a clothesline, but TLA ducks under it before running the ropes himself, and delivering an amazing hurricanrana! Darcy May Morgan is back to her feet, but she stumbles into the corner!

Rich Russillo: TLA charges into the corner, AND HE ATTEMPTS A RUNNING VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT BUT DARCY ROLLS OUT OF THE CORNER! TLA turning towards Darcy, AND DARCY DELIVERS A HUGE DROPKICK, SENDING TLA CRASHING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! Darcy May Morgan now charging into the opposite corner-

*TAG!*

Rich Russillo: BUT MS. EXTREME TAGS HERSELF INTO THE MATCH!

Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) :wtf: What are you doing??

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) I wanted to enter the match 🤷‍♀️.

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme enters the ring, AND SHE CHARGES AT THE CORNER BEFORE DELIVERING A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH TO TLA! Ms. Extreme pulling TLA out of the corner, AND SHE GOES FOR A BULLDOG BUT TLA PUSHES CAMILLE OFF OF HIM! Ms. Extreme runs to the ropes though, AND SHE BOUNCES OFF OF THEM WITH A HURRICANRANA, SENDING TLA OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUTSIDE OF THE RING!

Persephone: Ah great, now the adopted Ava is in the ring. As if things couldn’t get any worse, I have to watch Ms. Extreme wrestle, and she’s facing TLA on top of that. When will we have a show with ONLY Rexy on the card? That’d be way better than this trash. 

James Peters: Ms. Extreme now running the ropes, AND SHE HITS TLA WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Ms. Extreme now sending TLA into the ring, and she climbs up to the top rope as TLA manages to get back up to his feet, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DIVING DROPKICK! TLA manages to stumble back up to his feet in the corner, but this allows Minerva to tag herself into the match! Minerva enters the ring, and both her and Camille both have grins on their faces. They’ve both made it clear that they’d likely rather team up with each other than their actual partners, and it looks like there’s a mutual respect growing between the two!

Minerva: (off-mic) Your partner’s unbearable. 

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) I know, right? 

Minerva: (off-mic) This place would be better off with her and TLA gone.

Rich Russillo: AND NOW THE TWO QUICKLY LOCK UP BEFORE MINERVA POWERS CAMILLE INTO THE CORNER! Camille kicks Minerva in the midsection before grabbing her arm to pull her down to the mat, BUT MINERVA DELIVERS A FOREARM TO THE FACE! Minerva grabbing Ms. Extreme in a front facelock, AND SHE GOES FOR ATLAS FALLS- BUT MS. EXTREME DELIVERS A KNEE TO THE TOP OF MINERVA’S HEAD! Ms. Extreme now grabs Minerva, AND SHE GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE- BUT MINERVA IS ABLE TO PUSH CAMILLE INTO THE ROPES!

James Peters: MINERVA WITH THE DEVIL’S TOUCH TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD- NO! CAMILLE DUCKS UNDER IT, AND NOW SHE GRABS MINERVA FROM BEHIND BEFORE GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT MINERVA MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET! Ms. Extreme turns towards Minerva, and you can tell from the smirk on her face that she knew exactly what she was getting herself into once Minerva entered this match! Neither of them are very fond of their tag team partners, but they both understand just how talented each other are, and just how much it takes to put them down!

Persephone: 😴😴😴😴 Lame.

Rich Russillo: MINERVA GOES FOR A BICYCLE KICK, BUT MS. EXTREME ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Ms. Extreme tries to respond with a clothesline, but Minerva ducks under it before pulling Camille into a snapmare, running the ropes and delivering a huge penalty kick! The cover now by Minerva!

ONE!

TW-

Rich Russillo: AND MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT! Minerva quickly pulling Ms. Extreme up, AND SHE RAMS HER INTO THE CORNER! Minerva now sending her into her own teams corner, AND SHE CHARGES IN BEFORE DELIVERING A RUNNING UPPERCUT, RIGHT IN FRONT OF TLA! TLA has his hand out clearly wanting to join the match, but Minerva doesn’t seem to be taking his request too seriously.

James Peters: Minerva and TLA having a bit of a back and forth- AND THAT ALLOWS MS. EXTREME TO COME BACK WITH A HUGE FOREARM TO MINERVA! MINERVA RETALIATES WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION, AND SHE ATTEMPTS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK BUT MS. EXTREME DUCKS UNDER IT BEFORE KICKING HER IN THE MIDSECTION! CODE RED!!! MS. EXTREME CONNECTS WITH THE SUNSET FLIP BOMB, AND WILL THAT BE ENOUGH TO GET THE JOB DONE!?

ONE!

TWO!!

THRE-

James Peters: NO, MINERVA MANAGES TO KICK OUT!

Persephone: Alright this is getting really annoying really quickly. We’ve already seen Minerva versus Camille a thousand times, and it’s not like they’re able to use weapons and kill each other this time around. All they can do is try actually wrestling but the problem is that they suck at it. Ms. Extreme’s looking for the Red Handed submission AGAIN, and let’s be honest. Even if she manages to lock in the submission, I don’t see Minerva giving up that quickly. Everyone in this company has a problem with losing by submission anyway.

Rich Russillo: Well she won’t even have the chance to try it out, as Minerva’s able to quickly wrap her legs around the ropes! Ms. Extreme drags Minerva away from them- BUT THIS GIVES MINERVA ALL THE TIME SHE NEEDS TO DRAG CAMILLE INTO A SCHOOL BOY PIN!

ONE!

TWO!!

Rich Russillo: MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT OF IT, BUT MINERVA QUICKLY LIFTS HER UP BEFORE DELIVERING A SAMOAN DROP, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER COVER!

ONE!

TWO!!

T-

Rich Russillo: BUT THIS DOESN’T GET THE JOB DONE EITHER! Minerva doesn’t seem to mind though, AS SHE QUICKLY PULLS CAMILLE CLOSER TO THE CORNER BEFORE DELIVERING HELL’S BELLS! THE MOONSAULT VARIATION CONNECTS, AND FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW MINERVA ATTEMPTS A COVER!

Referee: (off-mic) You’re not the legal woman! Get out of the ring!

Minerva: (off-mic) :comeagain:

Persephone: It looks like TLA tagged himself in while Minerva delivered Hell’s Bells, and I want to be excited since that means Minerva’s done wrestling, but I can’t be since her replacement is TLA. This match is basically trash teaming with garbage versus trash teaming with garbage, so the sooner it ends the better. The fact that two of these people hold Championships is sad.

James Peters: Ms. Extreme is trying to use the ropes to pull herself back up and recover, BUT TLA RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE GOING FOR THE 305- NO! MS. EXTREME MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND PUS TLA INTO A ROLL UP, BUT TLA QUICKLY KICKS OUT OF IT! BOTH COMPETITORS GET BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT TLA MANAGES TO HIT MS. EXTREME WITH A HUGE VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT! THAT UPPERCUT NEARLY TOOK CAMILLE’S HEAD OFF, AND NOW THAT MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO FINISH THE JOB! TLA NOW HOOKS THE LEGS!

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE-

James Peters: BUT CAMILLE GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Rich Russillo: Now it’s TLA trying to get Camille in position for the Mexican Destroyer, BUT CAMILLE DELIVERS A PUNCH TO TLA’S SIDE! TLA DOESN’T CARE THOUGH AS HE ATTEMPTS THE MOVE ANYWAY- JUST FOR MS. EXTREME TO PUSH TLA OFF OF HER, FORCING TLA TO TRANSITION INTO A SUNSET FLIP, WHICH MS. EXTREME IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE FRONT DROPKICK TO THE FACE! Both competitors are down, but Ms. Extreme is backing into the corner trying to pull herself back into this match!

James Peters: AND ONCE AGAIN DARCY MAY MORGAN TAGS HERSELF BACK INTO THE MATCH! Darcy now quickly entering the ring, and she takes advantage of the work Ms. Extreme did to take TLA down, quickly beginning to stomp away at the National Elite Champion! 

Ms. Extreme: (off-mic) :skip: 

Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) “I wanted to enter the match” 🤷‍♀️. 

James Peters: Ms. Extreme shaking her head as she exits the ring, and now Darcy May Morgan drops down before beginning to punch away at TLA’s face! You’ve got to give Darcy credit, she can be ruthless at times!

Persephone: Too bad she’s boring to watch ALL the time.

Rich Russillo: TLA manages to push Darcy off of him, BUT DARCY MANAGES TO GET TLA IN THE CORNER BEFORE BEGINNING TO STOMP AWAY AT HIM- EXCEPT TLA CATCHES HER FOOT AND PUSHES HER OUT OF THE CORNER! TLA NOW CHARGING IN- AND HE ATTEMPTS A HUGE BIG BOOT, BUT DARCY MOVES OUT OF THE- NO! I THOUGHT DARCY MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, BUT TLA MANAGED TO CONNECT WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW AFTER THE BIG BOOT DIDN’T CONNECT! Darcy stumbles back into TLA and Minerva’s corner, and now TLA GOES TO CAPITALIZE-

James Peters: EXCEPT DARCY MAY MORGAN MANAGES TO PULL TLA INTO A FLATLINER INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! Darcy quickly moves out of the corner, and now once again Minerva enters the match, clearly unimpressed with TLA! Minerva charging into the ring and delivering a boot to Darcy’s midsection, AND I THINK SHE WAS ABOUT TO TRY AND GO FOR ATLAS FALLS, BUT INSTEAD DARCY TRIES TO LIFT MINERVA UP FOR A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX, WHICH DOESN’T CONNECT!

Rich Russillo: MINERVA MANAGED TO PULL HER WEIGHT DOWN BEFORE PUNCHING DARCY ON THE BACK, AND NOW SHE PUSHES THE CHAMP AWAY BEFORE GOING FOR THE DEVIL’S TOUCH- WHICH DARCY MANAGES TO AVOID! DARCY MAY MORGAN LOOKS FOR TTYN- BUT MINERVA CATCHES THE ARM AND DELIVERS AN ARM DRAG TO THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! Minerva now waiting for Darcy to get back up to her feet, AND NOW SHE CHARGES IN BEFORE-

Persephone: TTYN! IT CONNECTS THIS TIME!! FINALLY THE MATCH CAN END :blessed:!!! DARCY MAY MORGAN GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONE!

TWO!!

THRE-

Persephone: :mjcry: Of course. I shouldn’t have been surprised.

James Peters: Minerva may have kicked out, but Darcy May Morgan doesn’t look finished with her yet! DARCY MAY MORGAN LIFTS MINERVA UP ONTO HER SHOULDERS IN A TORTURE RACK, AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT USUALLY COMES NEXT!

(Instead of delivering the move, Darcy May Morgan walks up in front of Camille with a grin on her face.)

Darcy May Morgan: (off-mic) Just wait until Pain for Pride! THIS is what a World Champion looks like-

James Peters: MS. EXTREME JUST PUNCHED DARCY MAY MORGAN IN THE FACE! MS. EXTREME JUST TOOK DARCY OUT, AND NOW SHE HOPS OFF THE APRON BEFORE PULLING HER OUT OF THE RING! MS. EXTREME HAS SNAPPED!

Rich Russillo: It was only a matter of time after everything Darcy did last week! Ms. Extreme picks Darcy up, AND SHE SENDS HER CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! Minerva’s still down after the TTYN and TLA is too far to tag in, meanwhile Ms. Extreme is laying waste to her own tag team partner! Ms. Extreme now positioning Darcy’s head against the steel steps, and I don’t really like where this is going!

Persephone: I do! FINALLY this match is getting exciting!

James Peters: MS. EXTREME CHARGES IN BEFORE DELIVERING A METEORA, CRUSHING DARCY’S HEAD AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS!!! Darcy May Morgan is unconscious, but after that attack last week it looks like Ms. Extreme isn’t willing to stop! Ms. Extreme just kicked off the top half of the steel steps before pulling Darcy May Morgan on top of the bigger bottom half, AND NOW MS. EXTREME DELIVERS THE TWIST OF FATE ONTO THE STEPS! Darcy May Morgan’s head has been repeatedly slammed into those steel steps by Ms. Extreme, and now Camille just tosses Darcy back into the ring!

(Ms. Extreme begins walking up the ramp with a big smile on her face as the virtual crowd cheers, clearly content with what she’s done.)

Rich Russillo: It looks like Darcy’s bleeding out from the back of her head after that meteora crushed her head against the steps, AND IT LOOKS LIKE MINERVA’S RECOVERED! MINERVA HAS A GRIN ON HER FACE AS SHE GETS UP AND PULLS DARCY MAY MORGAN BACK UP TO HER FEET, AND NOW THERE’S THE ATLAS FALLS! ATLAS FALLS CONNECTS ON THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, AND AFTER THAT ATTACK I DON’T THINK SHE HAS ANYTHING LEFT IN HER! 

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here are your winners…. MINERVA, AND THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… TLA!!!!!!!

(‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ hits, and the virtual crowd begins booing, only because it’s Minerva that’s able to get back to her feet, having her hand raised by the referee. They loved seeing what Ms. Extreme did to Darcy, but they still hate Minerva and New Eden as a whole. Darcy May Morgan is down on the mat, and blood is pouring out of the back of her head still.)

James Peters: Minerva captures the win for her team, but I’m sure she considers that one a win for herself! I’m sure she’s especially happy after Ms. Extreme destroyed Darcy May Morgan like that! 

Rich Russillo: That was a great match, or as great as it could’ve been with teams that hate each other. In the end, tensions are clearly rising between Darcy and Camille, and after these past few weeks this may be becoming one of the most personal matches on the show-

(Suddenly, the crowd explodes.)

James Peters: WAIT, WHAT THE HELL!?!? TLA JUST ENTERED THE RING AND TOOK MINERVA OUT WITH THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP! TLA JUST HIT MINERVA WITH HIS TITLE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S AIMING TO GET REVENGE AFTER THE ATTACK HE SUFFERED AT HER HANDS JUST ONE WEEK AGO! MINERVA IS DOWN AND OUT, AND THE CROWD IS GOING CRAZY FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!

Rich Russillo: TLA PICKS MINERVA UP, AND JUST LIKE THAT HE DELIVERS THE MEXICAN DESTROYER!!! Minerva thought that this was her night, but just like that TLA managed to change that with a big taste of revenge! The crowd clearly loved that one, and after everything they did last week I can’t really say I blame them.

Persephone: Well, thank God that’s over with. 

(TLA goes and grabs a microphone from the time keepers area as he examines the ring, noticing that he is the last man standing. TLA walks over Minerva disrespectfully before sitting on the top turnbuckle to address the crowd.)

TLA: ¡Escúchame amigos! We out here and ain’t letting nobody take us down. Look what happens Minerva when you fuck with TLA. This is the end result! This is what happened to every other member of New Eden and now you find yourself among them sharing they same fate. Lying flat on the mat wondering what the hell led you to this point in yo life. Well let me tell you cuz you seem so confused. Of course that makes sense when you are all but unconscious chica. You and the rest of yo homies in New Eden don’t seem to understand that when you commit an action… there is a reaction. You think that you can fuck with a man and he is just going to stand by and not do anything about it. Just let you walk all over him. But that ain’t how the world works amiga. You see you fuck with TLA and you got beef now you best be prepared to fight. Week in and week out. Nah it don’t start at Pain for Pride. It started when you started all of this yo own self pendeja!

(TLA points accusingly at Minerva lying on the mat.)

TLA: Bring yo best. Bring yo owl. Imma fry that shit up real nice. Eat it like fried chicken up in here. You want this National Elite Championship you gonna have to be elite enough to get it. I will slap the shit out of you if you disrespect on a vato. I be goin’ loco up in here and y’all just fall down like a bitch and I be wondering where all that smoke is now? You was talking all that good shit last week after you got that cheap shot in. Using them smoke tricks to get that advantage. Now you laid out and you still think you the baddest bitch on the roster. Bitch please! You are supposed to be the one to take this championship away from me and beat me at Pain for Pride so badly that I can no longer compete on this roster. But looking at you now I wonder if you will even still be on the roster by the time we make it to Pain for Pride. You want to put the final nail in my coffin? 

(TLA reaches into his pocket and pulls out a nail. He drops down off the turnbuckle and walks over towards Minerva raising up the nail.)

TLA: You just ended up digging yo own grave.

(TLA drives the nail down into the ring mat right in front of Minerva’s eye before rolling out of the ring and making his way backstage. “Ambitionz az a Ridah” plays across the speakers as he makes his exit. Before going through the curtain TLA stands on stage and points to the Pain for Pride poster hanging in the arena before raising up the National Elite Championship for an angry Minerva to see as she slowly gets up in the ring.)

(The camera cuts to a commercial for the new stealth action video game series starring SKA as he infiltrates the EAW roster with a variety of disguises. How long can you last before the truth is discovered?!?!? Preorder today!)

(Voltage returns from break and “Scenario” by Pop Smoke begins to play. The camera cuts to the ring, where a smiling Bella Braxton holds up her microphone.)

Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION… MALCOLM JONES!!!

(It’s a huge reaction from the virtual crowd as a subdued and serious Malcolm Jones steps onto the stage. Obviously, the events of last week are weighing heavily on the champion’s mind and rightfully so. New Eden put his family in danger, and whether they knew it or not, their actions are inexcusable.)

James Peters: The Malcolm Jones we are seeing make his way to the ring right now is not the Malcolm Jones we are used to seeing. Last week, Malcolm and his girlfriend, Keisha Brown, were the victims of a horrible attack at the hands of New Eden. Persephone called it. She pointed out that nothing good was going to come from Keisha being left backstage alone with Minerva lurking around.

Persephone: :wow: I kept trying to tell y’all to go make sure sis was okay, but no one ever wants to listen to lil ole me. As a result, we almost had a pregnant woman powerbombed off the stage, and I’m pretty sure the little demon she’s carrying wouldn’t have survived.

Rich Russillo: I don’t even think we should sit here and speculate on what could have happened, guys. I’m just thankful that it didn’t and that Minerva didn’t get the chance to do what we all know she wanted to do.

James Peters: I agree with Rich, but while New Eden might not have physically harmed Keisha, they did a number on Malcolm Jones. Drake King and Myles beat the champion down while Minerva forced Keisha to watch and as a result, Captain Charisma has decided to wash his hands of the whole situation and make the EAW World Championship match at Pain for Pride and Unsanctioned Match. We’ve seen a handful of these this season alone, but none of them have had the kind of stakes that this one has. Either Malcolm Jones will destroy Drake King and end New Eden for good, or Drake King will get the opportunity to kick Malcolm Jones out of the wrestling business forever.

(Malcolm has made his way into the ring now and he has a microphone in his hand. He looks down at the EAW World Championship that is strapped around his waist and he shakes his head.)

Malcolm Jones: It’s not very often that I come out here looking to be serious and speak from the heart. I know you all are used to me cutting to the very root of the issue at hand and addressing it in a manner that only I can do, but right now, I just have to take a moment to reflect on the absolute fuckery that was last week. It’s not often that things truly get to me and leave me in such a state of despair, but low and behold, that fucking bozo managed to get one up on me and made the biggest mistake of his fucking life by involving my family in this. Yes, Keisha and I found out a while ago that we are expecting and have been enjoying everything that comes along with starting our own family. It was our secret to keep or share, whichever we decided to do, but unfortunately New Eden took that joy and ripped it right out of our hands. To say I’m pissed off about it all would be a gross understatement. There really aren’t any words that can describe the absolute rage I feel right now. I can see why people go out of their way to commit murder because last week if I would have had a gun, I would have shot Minerva right in her fucking head the second I saw her with her hands on Keisha. Keisha is a strong ass woman, perfectly capable of taking care of herself, but right now she’s growing a life inside of her, and it’s my duty as a man to protect my family. New Eden is more than a nuisance now. It’s not even fucking annoying anymore. They were never amusing to begin with, and now it’s become abundantly clear that they need to be stopped. They need to be destroyed. All the fun and games is over, because come Pain for Pride, I’m going to do whatever the fuck I can to make Drake King wish to God, or Himself, whatever the fuck he believes in these days, that he was back inside of Prophetic Visions. Captain Charisma making this match unsanctioned doesn’t shock me at all. He knows good and goddamn well that I plan on punishing Drake myself and making him wish he never heard the name of Malcolm Jones. I know he ran around for most of the season practically pissing himself at the very mention of the Visual Prophet’s name. Well going forward, if the motherfucka somehow survives Pain for Pride despite me giving him the worst beating he’s ever had in his miserable fucking life, I hope he contemplates just ending himself each and every single time the name ‘Malcolm Jones’ is spoken.

(Malcolm’s face is twisted in anger and that’s not surprising to anyone. He has a right to feel the way he does, and to say what he wants to say right now. New Eden’s selfish actions last week could have had absolutely unthinkable consequences.)

Malcolm Jones: It is true that when the dust settled last week, Keisha and I had a sit down with Captain Charisma. I’m not Rex, Camille, or any of the others who worship the man and kiss his ass on a weekly basis. I’ve never been a company man, or someone who runs around singing about brand pride and that other shit. I’m a Malcolm Jones man, and do whatever is in my best interests, and that’s why I felt the need to sit down with CC, and talk to him about this situation. New Eden put their hands on him too, concussing a man who’s no longer a wrestler, and I know he’s just as sick of their shit as the rest of us are. However, I wanted to make sure that he didn’t take matters into his own hands, and lucky for me, he agreed. It would have been easy to suspend Drake and the others, and take away their right to compete at Pain for Pride. For whatever bizarre reasons they have for not wanting accolades, all three of them want to be on that stage. They want to push their weird agenda on the rest of us and have set their sights on Cash in the Vault and the National Elite Championship. All three are doing their best to destroy the business from the inside out and anyone who even remotely believes that anything Drake, Myles, and Minerva are doing is for the greater good really needs to have their head examined. Nothing they’re doing is for anything other than their own selfish benefit, and all three deserve to have their asses handed to them on our greatest platform. It’s my job to make sure Drake King comes to understand that, which is why I didn’t want CC overstepping. This shit between me and Drake is personal now and is at an entirely different level that not even I can explain. I don’t want to keep flashing back to the look Keisha had on her face when that foul-smelling bitch Minerva had her up in the air. I really don’t but it’s something that is going to stay with me for the rest of my life, even after I’m holding our healthy son or daughter in my arms. Because it could have been taken away, just like that. New Eden could have taken an actual piece of me away forever and that’s not something that’s going to go unpunished. I fully expect that glorified bitch to make sure he keeps Myles and Minerva on hand come Pain for Pride because we all fucking know he lacks the ability to get the job done himself against me. Drake will forever be a yellow-bellied coward, incapable of truly standing on his own two feet, but that’s just fine by me. Unsanctioned gives me the right to do whatever the fuck I want, to whoever I want, and New Eden’s done made an enemy out of me.

(It’s at that moment, the virtual crowd begins to boo. It has nothing to do with Malcolm’s passionate words. They are firmly behind him, 100%. They are booing because Drake King has decided to walk onto the stage unannounced.)

Rich Russillo: Well, it looks like business is about to pick up guys. Malcolm has just spotted Drake and he doesn’t look happy to see him at all.

Persephone: I mean, would you be happy to see Drake? I don’t think anyone other than that dumb cunt Sierra Bradford wakes up in the morning excited to see this bargain bin Messiah piece of shit.

James Peters: It’s a weird night, because once again, I agree with Persephone.

Persephone: :blessed:

James Peters: No one wants to see Drake King. Drake King is a cancer and an absolute stain on the wrestling industry right now.

Drake King: :francis: I shouldn’t even be surprised Captain Charisma went and made this an Unsanctioned Match. As if your career and New Eden’s existence being on the line wasn’t enough, Captain Charisma just had to go above and beyond as per usual. He’s a coward, and on top of that he’s a liar. He said just last week that as long as you agreed to put your career on the line he’d sign off on the match, and what does he do instead? He goes and adds some unnecessary stipulation, just like he’s been doing all season. Just like he’s been doing every single free-per-view. There’s already going to be a bunch of unneeded stipulation matches at Pain for Pride, and now once again I have to partake in one of those, and Captain Charisma’s not even bothering to hide the reason anymore. He hates New Eden. He wants New Eden gone the same way you want New Eden gone, the same way everyone else wants New Eden gone. Captain Charisma’s always been biased against us and we spent this entire year saying that, and who listened? Nobody. NOBODY listened all those times we said Captain Charisma wanted us stopped, and in the end we were right about him even when nobody else believed us. Captain Charisma was always like this. He was always this coward, and that’s why we did what we did to him. Captain Charisma just doesn’t get it and that’s why he had to be attacked last week. He keeps getting in the way trying to ruin things, and we weren’t going to allow that. We did what needed to be done last week, and in return he went back on his word, took the cowards way out and abused his power. 

Malcolm Jones: :skip:

(Drake begins walking down the ramp and towards the ring as he continues to speak.)

Drake King: Malcolm, we’ve been left with little choices these past few weeks, but New Eden did NOT come all this way just to let greed prevail at Pain for Pride. We didn’t know Keisha was pregnant. We didn’t know you two were expecting a child, but at the end of the day this is YOUR fault for allowing her to be here. This is YOUR fault for being irresponsible and leaving her unattended. This is YOUR fault for even being here, putting her in harms way all for the sake of some Championship. You knew she was pregnant. You knew the terrible things that could happen having her around. You knew more than anyone else that you shouldn’t have allowed Keisha to be at the show ESPECIALLY after the things that happened at the start of the season when you made the same mistake, but you just don’t learn. Your ego gets the better of you time and time again Malcolm, and just look at what it nearly cost you. You know exactly what could’ve happened last week, and this is all your fault. What happens at Pain for Pride will also be your fault Malcolm, because you never needed to return. You never needed to come back just so you could hold another Championship and add another unneeded accolade to your record. You didn’t need to come back just so you could get a third Pain for Pride main event. You didn’t need to come back for any of this, but you did, and now that you’re FINALLY forced to face the consequences of your actions, Captain Charisma holds your hand. You don’t need another Championship, or another main event, or anything you’ve gained since returning, but this company has been giving you everything you wanted without question until New Eden stepped on the scene, and now that there’s finally someone there to fight back against the awful way this company’s ran, we have everyone from the roster to the people running the show trying to tear us apart, but their attempts to stop us didn’t work, and neither will yours. I told you that you’d regret putting us in that position, and it doesn’t matter if it’s in an Unsanctioned Match or whatever other stupid stipulation Captain Charisma throws at us. Your career is going to come to an end at Pain for Pride.

(Drake finally steps inside of the ring, and he walks up to Malcolm Jones, who already looks fed up after listening to what Drake’s had to say.)

Drake King: It doesn’t matter if I have to go through an Unsanctioned Match at Pain for Pride. This isn’t just about making sure you’re not the EAW Champion, this is about making sure your career ends at Pain for Pride. You’ve had opportunity after opportunity to just go home. You had SO many chances to go away and never return, and you didn’t take a single one of them because of that. All because of some Championship you’re not allowing your career to end, but you’re not going to have a choice come Pain for Pride. After Pain for Pride you’re not going to be allowed to keep coming back and being spoon fed by Captain Charisma. You’re not going to be allowed to be given opportunity after opportunity anymore, and most importantly you’ll no longer be a threat to our vision. You know more than anyone that this could’ve been avoided Malcolm, especially after the beginning of this season. You know that this match didn’t need to, and SHOULDN’T have had to happen, but you wanted this. You wanted to face me. You wanted Drake King versus Malcolm Jones at Pain for Pride. What happened at Voltage was simply you meeting the consequences of your own actions. It was you learning just how much is really on the line here, and just how important reaching this goal is to New Eden. You could’ve backed out of this. You could’ve chosen not to compete at Pain for Pride yourself, but instead you agreed to put your career on the line, on the condition that I put New Eden on the line too. You ended your own career, Malcolm. You’re going to be the reason you have no place in EAW after Pain for Pride, but don’t worry. Once your career comes to an end and Malcolm Jones no longer has a spot on the roster, you’ll have all the time in the world to spend with your family away from EAW. Maybe once your career is over, you can finally take some time off of being a Champion and actually start being a father-

(Finally… Malcolm Jones has heard enough.)

Rich Russillo: MALCOLM JONES JUST SLAPPED THE SHIT OUT OF DRAKE! MALCOLM’S HEARD ENOUGH, AND NOW HE TAKES DRAKE DOWN TO THE GROUND BEFORE BEGINNING TO PUNCH AWAY AT HIS PAIN FOR PRIDE CHALLENGER! NEW EDEN THREATENED THE LIFE OF HIS UNBORN CHILD LAST WEEK AS MINERVA HOISTED KEISHA UP OVER THE STAGE, AND NOW MALCOLM IS GETTING HIS REVENGE!

James Peters: It’s not often that I root for anyone in a situation like this, but what New Eden did was too far! He deserves everything that’s coming his way! Drake manages to push Malcolm off of him to get back up, BUT THAT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING AS MALCOLM CLOTHESLINES DRAKE OUT OF THE RING BEFORE QUICKLY RUNNING THE ROPES! SUICIDE DIVE BY MALCOLM JONES, AND NOW MALCOLM GRABS DRAKE BEFORE SENDING HIM CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE!

Rich Russillo: Malcolm’s digging under the ring, and he just picked up a lead pipe! Drake’s pulling himself back to his feet, JUST FOR MALCOLM TO SWING THE LEAD PIPE ACROSS HIS MIDSECTION! Drake is trying to escape this assault from Malcolm, BUT MALCOLM HITS DRAKE AGAIN WITH THE LEAD PIPE! Drake barely even conscious at this point as he uses the apron to try and pull himself up, AND NOW MALCOLM HITS DRAKE WITH THE LEAD PIPE!

James Peters: If there was even a chance of Drake escaping this attack, that just went out the window after that shot with the lead pipe!

Rich Russillo: Malcolm Jones is destroying Drake right now, and I can’t say Drake didn’t have this one coming! Malcolm was likely waiting to get his hands on Drake all week, and of all things Drake could’ve done, he provoked Malcolm even more! 

( The virtual crowd pretty much exploded with the attack, cheering as loud as they can as Malcolm continues to relentlessly beat Drake with that lead pipe. Finally, he makes his way over towards the commentary table, turning James’ monitor away from him before going back to Drake. )

Persephone: Not gonna lie, this has actually been pretty amusing. It’s fun watching this delusional weirdo get his ass beat.

James Peters: And it looks like he has something in mind as he grabs Drake! Drake’s bleeding at the side of his head after that lead pipe shot, AND NOW MALCOLM TOSSES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE MONITOR! DRAKE’S HEAD WAS JUST SENT THROUGH THE MONITOR, AND THE ENTIRE WORLD 1 THEATRE SEEMS TO BE CHEERING AT THE SIGHT OF DRAKE BEING TAKEN OUT!

(“Scenario” begins playing once again, but Malcolm has no reason to celebrate. He still looks pissed after what New Eden did last week, but the virtual crowd cheers seeing Malcolm get even a taste of revenge. The camera shows Drake King one more time, who’s bruised all over from the lead pipe and has blood covering his face after the attack. Finally, Voltage begins to fade away as Malcolm Jones walks away from the area, leaving the unconscious Drake King.)

(Voltage fades to a promotional ad for Pain for Pride, showing Malcolm Jones for Drake King for the EAW Championship in an Unsanctioned Match. Career versus New Eden.)

(Voltage comes back from commercial break as Bella Braxton is seen standing at the center of the ring with a smile on her face. She takes a moment before she begins to speak)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi hits, and the virtual crowd immediately begins booing heavily as Myles begins to walk out to the stage. The boos are even louder following New Eden’s actions last week, but Myles doesn’t pay the fans any attention as he makes his way towards the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Melbourne, Australia… weighing in at 210 pounds… THE WARLORD… MYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Last week Myles got a win over Alexis Chambers to secure his spot in the Cash In The Vault match at Pain For Pride for the second time. And you know he has to be satisfied with that. A lot has changed over the past year, and so has Myles, a man ready for vengeance.

James Peters: Of course, if there’s one thing we can agree on Myles is coming in full throttle. He wants to make sure that this year is different than the last and he wants to make sure that he is the Cash in The Vault briefcase holder once it’s all said and done. And he has no problem getting past anyone in his way.

Persephone: He’s lucky Rex isn’t in the match. He’s beat his ass once he’ll beat him again.

Rich Russillo: But-

Persephone: Nuh uh! You can give your thanks later Rich I don’t want to hear it.

(Myles stands at the bottom of the ramp before circling around the ring as he jumps up onto the apron. He simply looks out to the booing crowd before entering into the ring and standing at the center. He takes a deep breath and closes his eyes, ignoring all the outside noise before he makes his way towards his corner, getting ready as ‘Enemy Strike’ fades out)

(‘Howl of the Departed’ by Nobuo Uematsu plays up to boos as Limmy Monaghan makes his way out to the stage. He has his arms spread out with a smirk on his face as he stands at the center. He poses for a moment before he makes his way down the ramp and to the ring)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent… residing in Beverly Hills, California… weighing in at 224 pounds… THE KING… LIMMY MONAGHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Last week on the Dynasty brand, Limmy stamped his ticket to Pain For Pride as he beat Jonny Airhart to qualify for the match itself. And you know it has to be a big opportunity for the rising star.

James Peters: Of course! Why wouldn’t it be. And Limmy is coming in tonight to make sure that he makes a statement heading into the match itself. He wants to stand out from the rest of the flock and he’s going to do just that if he wins tonight.

Persephone: Oh did Theron Nikolas come out of retirement? That’s great, he looks a bit different compared to what I remember but that’s fine.

(Limmy makes his way around the ring and up the steel steps. He enters into the ring and climbs up to the top rope. He looks around at the booing crowd before pointing finger guns as he jumps off and makes his way towards his corner as ‘Howl of The Departed’ fades out and the ref signals for the bell)

DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: Here we go as this highly anticipated Cash in The Vault preview match is underway! Two of EAW’s hottest prospects go one-on-one for the first time in their careers! Two sides, Insurgency & New Eden, who will stand on top in our main event of the night?

James Peters: Both Myles and Limmy are beginning to circle around the ring. I think looking to engage in a collar-and-elbow tie up to start the matchup. Albeit a bit tame for Voltage but then again one of them is from Dynasty so I’ll cut some slack. Finally Myles and Limmy engage in a battle to jockey for position! Both of them are holding their ground, but Myles completely manhandles Limmy and shoves him down to the canvas! What a display of strength by Myles!

Persephone: Both are the prime examples of frat boys and you want me to assume one actually possesses a fiber of strength in their body? :mjlol2: Fucking idiots.

Rich Russillo: Well we’ve just seen it, Limmy appears to have his work cut out for him but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for the former PURE Champion. Both of them are back up as they’re right into the collar-and-elbow tie up once more! Myles attempting to push him towards the ropes, but Limmy instead gets the better of him managing to get behind him and take him down to the mat! Myles trying to turn his body to lay on his back but Limmy forces him flat onto the canvas as he engages in a Side Headlock this time to subdue him for the time being! Myles is clearly attempting to grab at Limmy’s head but that’s not going to be enough as Limmy has the hold cinched in tight.

James Peters: But Myles is pushing through as he manages to pull himself up despite the weight Limmy is putting down onto him. Limmy is forced to reposition himself as he goes around back and grabs him in a waist lock. Myles is still managing to pull himself up to his feet, as he sends a back elbow to the bridge of Limmy’s nose forcing him to let go of his hold! Limmy steps back but continues to approach Myles shaking off the pain. BUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING MYLES SWIFTLY GRABS HIM AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SLAM TO TAKE HIM BY SURPRISE!

Persephone: Are we finally speeding up this match. In case you didn’t realize, I didn’t sign up to talk about boring rest holds for 3 hours.

James Peters: You actually signed up for this? I always thought you were forced against your will.

Persephone: Money.

Rich Russillo: Limmy once again taken down to the mat by Myles as I think he realizes going against him in the technical aspect of wrestling isn’t going to do him much favors with the raw strength that the New Eden member has. Limmy is once again shaking it off though as he’s back up to his feet and circling around the ring, is he honestly going to go for it again? WELL I WAS PROVEN WRONG AS HE GOES LOW AND GRABS MYLES’ LEG BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Myles landing face first, definitely being taken by surprise at the sudden burst of speed by Limmy. Myles attempting to scramble up to his feet, BUT LIMMY APPROACHES HIM AND GRABS HIS WAIST LIFTING HIM OFF THE GROUND AND DROPPING MYLES WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

James Peters: Myles rolling up to a knee as he’s rubbing his neck getting right back up to his feet Both of these competitors know especially early in the match that there is absolutely no time to spare. MYLES STEPPING FORWARD AND GOING FOR A LARIAT TO TAKE LIMMY’S HEAD OFF! But Limmy ducks under it before it can connect! LIMMY GOING FOR ONE OF HIS OWN NOW! BUT MYLES CONNECTS WITH A BOOT TOWARDS HIS ARM TO KEEP HIM AWAY! Limmy stepping backwards grabbing his arm, BUT KEEPS THE MOMENTUM GOING AS HE GOES FOR A BICYCLE KICK! But Myles ducks under it, NOT WASTING ANY TIME GRABBING THE LEFT ARM OF LIMMY AND DROPPING DOWN WITH A DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER!

Persephone: DO SOMETHING INTERESTING! 🗣

Rich Russillo: Myles has found a target and he’s making sure to capitalize on it. Limmy is feeling the effects on the other side of things as it’s evident if Myles continues to target his arm it’s going to play a factor in the decision of this match. MYLES SEES THAT AS WELL GOING FOR A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE WHILE HE’S RECOVERING! But Limmy manages to sidestep, pushing the knee away! Myles stumbles to his left, but steps back as he goes for a back elbow once again! But Limmy ducks under it, before sending a side kick to his gut to weaken him! Myles grabbing his abdomen, LEAVING HIMSELF OPEN FOR LIMMY TO GRAB HIM AND DROP HIM DOWN INTO A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!

James Peters: Myles sitting up once again forced to grab his neck as he recovers, and Limmy is wasting absolutely zero time approaching and locking in a headlock! Myles is already a step ahead though as he immediately pushes Limmy against the ropes and sends him rebounding towards the opposite pair. BEFORE MYLES RUNS FORWARD AND GOES FOR A BASEMENT DROPKICK AIMED AT HIS KNEECAPS! BUT BEFORE IT CAN CONNECT LIMMY JUMPS OVER IT AND CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO HIS CHEST! You can see the pain plastered on Myles’ face as it connected.

Persephone: Well tell him to stop being a fucking pussy and get over it!

Rich Russillo: What else can he do? Limmy is wasting no time approaching him after that connected and grabbing him by his head, bringing him right back up to his feet. Before Limmy grabs his head and sends an elbow right towards his skull! You can see Limmy wincing in pain as that connected clearly pushing through the pain that has to be shooting through his arm at the moment. But that strike had to wake Myles up in the process as he grabs Limmy’s head this time and sends an elbow back in retaliation! Limmy steps back as he goes for another elbow quickly to keep the pace! But Myles grabs his arm as he kicks the back of his kneecap to force him downwards, BEFORE TAKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN ARMBAR!

James Peters: Myles getting the advantage as he’s once again going for the left arm of Limmy Monaghan in this match. You can hear Limmy’s screams of pain as he attempts to reach for the ropes, but he’s too far! Limmy’s going to have to find a way to escape out of this submission before he finds himself in more trouble than he was before! And you can see him twisting and turning trying to find a leeway or a possible way that he can miraculously reach the ropes, but he’s having trouble as Myles has the Armbar fully locked in!

Persephone: He should just give up. What’s worse, breaking your arm or tapping out and saving yourself? Think smart not stupid Theron!

Rich Russillo: But I think his struggling is beginning to work out for him as he’s managed to find a way to finally plant his feet to the ground! Myles sees this as he’s attempting to drag Limmy back down to the canvas, but Limmy is taking his free arm and slamming it into the face of Myles repeatedly! Myles is trying to fight through it, but he’s forced to let go! Limmy is out of the Armbar! But both competitors don’t have much time to spare as they’re dragging themselves up to their feet. Myles needs to get up faster than Limmy while Limmy needs to push through while nursing his arm at the same time.

James Peters: Both competitors have been through the wringer all throughout their tenure here in EAW I’m sure that’s absolutely no problem for the two of them. HERE COMES MYLES AS HE GOES FOR A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF LIMMY! But Limmy dips his head under his leg, AS HE FLIPS MYLES IN THE AIR HOPING TO DROP HIM TO THE GROUND! But Myles manages to land on his feet, AS HE CONNECTS WITH A LARIAT! BUT LIMMY KEEPS HIMSELF UPWARD USING THE MOMENTUM TO SWING AROUND AND TAKE MYLES DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A BIG DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! 

Persephone: Myles is really letting himself get fucked around like this. I’m going to be honest, it’s absolutely hilarious.

Rich Russillo: Limmy showing just how much heart he’s putting in the ring tonight laying it all on the line through thick and thin. But that’s not stopping Myles from persisting on his brutal attack one way or another. Myles is slowly heaving himself up as so far he manages to get up to a knee. HE ATTEMPTS TO GET TO HIS FEET BUT LIMMY GRABS HIM BEFORE HE CAN DO THAT AND GOES FOR A BRAINBUSTER! But Myles manages to slip out and land behind Limmy! Myles running towards Limmy, but Limmy throws him towards the ropes before he can connect with any sort of move! BUT MYLES STOPS IN HIS TRACKS AND GRABS LIMMY’S HEAD AS HE THROWS HIM TOWARDS THE ROPES AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO HIS ABDOMEN AS HE’S BACKED AGAINST THE ROPES!

James Peters: It’s started as Myles is trapping his arms in the ropes and grabbing his head, AS HE RUNS TOWARDS THE OPPOSITE SIDE AND BACK AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE! We’re going to continue seeing this for as long as Myles wants to as he runs to the ropes again, AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER! You can see Limmy attempting to gasp for air but it’s evident that Myles isn’t letting him catch a break, AS MYLES RUNS TOWARDS HIM AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER! BEFORE STEPPING BACK AND SENDING A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE TO HIS JAW! Myles grabbing him by his head as he throws him down onto the mat, dropping down and hooking the leg going for the pin attempt!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHH-

Persephone: Sadly, Limmy kicks out.

RIch Russillo: Myles is clearly not pleased Limmy continues to fight on like this, pulling himself up to his feet and possibly thinking about what the gameplan is going to be for the rest of this match. Myles approaching Limmy as he grabs him by his hair and is yanking him back up, but Limmy isn’t going softly as he’s using as much power as he can to send punch after punch towards the face of Myles. Myles lets go, as he slaps him right against the side of his face! Limmy stumbles back, as he spits down at his feet!

James Peters: Myles is clearly disgusted, AS HE GOES FOR A SUPERKICK! BUT BEFORE THAT CAN CONNECT LIMMY CONNECTS WITH ONE OF HIS OWN TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Myles falling onto his back as his first instinct seems to be rolling to the ropes to get out of harm’s way, but Limmy still looks dazed himself. That’s not stopping him though as Limmy is still making his way towards Myles and grabbing his head. Myles attempting to fight back with every fiber of his being, but Limmy shuts him down with a overhand punch! BEFORE POPPING HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS AND GOING FOR A POWERBOMB!

Persephone: HAH! Weak ass bitch!

Rich Russillo: Limmy’s left arm gave out! Limmy grabbing his arm in pain, I don’t think he’s had any real problems with it until now. MYLES IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT AS HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO HIS SKULL TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Just look at the shiteating grin that Myles has on his face, he knows he’s done a good job as he brings Limmy back up to his feet. LIFTING HIM UP OFF THE GROUND AS HE’S GOING FOR WRATH OF PANDORA! CANADIAN RACK DDT INCOMING!

James Peters: BUT IT’S LIMMY WHO COUNTERS IN MID-AIR AND DROPS MYLES’ HEADFIRST WITH A TORNADO DDT! Myles shooting up to a sitting position, BUT HE FALLS RIGHT INTO A SILENT WHISPER BY LIMMY MONAGHAN! HOOK THRUST KICK TO THE SIDE OF MYLES’ FACE TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT AS LIMMY CRAWLS TOWARDS MYLES AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEE-

Persephone: Kick out by Jamie O’Hara!

Rich Russillo: Limmy sits right back up as he knows he has the advantage that he’s desired this entire match so far. If he can keep this up he can lead himself right towards a win that could elevate his status heading into the Cash in The Vault match. Limmy knows that well as he’s back up to his feet, Myles gingerly doing the same as he follows behind him. Limmy grabbing Myles’ head as he’s getting back up, BEFORE HE SENDS A HEADBUTT TOWARDS HIS SKULL WITH A SICKENING THUD!

James Peters: Myles felt that one as he crumbles back down to the ground, hell you can see blood beginning to slowly trickle from his forehead. Limmy has him stunned as he brings him back up, BEFORE POPPING HIM OFF THE GROUND AND DROPPING HIM INTO THAT BACK SUPLEX! You can see Limmy grabbing at his arm knowing it’s a massive target and it’s also going to affect the strength that he puts into a good majority of his moves. Limmy grabbing Myles by his hand and hauling him up to his feet, but Myles read his mind as he sends a kick towards the left arm of Limmy forcing Limmy to let go of his grip! Limmy grabbing his arm but trying his best to retaliate back, BUT IT’S TOO LATE AS MYLES GRABS HIM AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A PULL THROUGH LARIAT! 

Persephone: Limmy tried, oh he tried. But just like the loser he is, he successfully managed to drop the ball and fuck up any sort of chance he had at winning this match.

Rich Russillo: Limmy getting up surprisingly quick but Myles knows just how stunned he is at the moment. AS HE POPS HIM UP AND GOES FOR THE KANGAROO KILLER! MYLES MAKES AN ATTEMPT AT THE POP UP JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO BE THE DECISION MAKER OF THIS MATCH!

James Peters: BUT LIMMY GRABS THE KNEE TAKING MYLES DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A DRAGON SCREW! Limmy keeps ahold of the leg, AS HE LIFTS HIM UP AND FINALLY CONNECTS WITH THE SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Limmy fighting through the pain and the agony, all to make sure that he beats Myles tonight. Limmy taking time to nurse his wounds as he rests against the ropes, knowing that it’s going to take a moment for Myles to get back up to his feet. 

Persephone: Why would you take your time? Wouldn’t you want to finish this match as fast as you can. I for sure want this match to end, so we can all go on with our miserable lives. 

James Peters: It’s all about preserving yourself and securing the victory for yourself, you wouldn’t understand that Persephone. :wow:

Persephone: Shut the fuck up.

Rich Russillo: Well I don’t think Limmy has as much time as he thought he would as it looks like Myles is once again beginning to get up to his feet. Limmy is completely stationary, BUT LIMMY RUNNING TO THE ROPES AND BACK GOING FOR PUBLIC BEHEADING! BICYCLE KICK TO THE BACK OF MYLES’ HEAD COULD TAKE HIM OUT FOR GOOD!

James Peters: But Myles just in time manages to drop out of the way of it! Limmy stumbles forward meeting nothing but air, but he realizes that it’s not going to be long before Myles recovers. LIMMY TAKES A SWING AT MYLES BUT MYLES GRABS HIS ARM AND YANKS IT BEFORE PULLING IT IN AND SENDING A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE! What a combination by Myles, meanwhile Limmy is feeling the pain once more. Myles has once again got ahold of this match and I have a feeling he’s going to once again go for the big red X that’s painted onto Limmy’s arm at this point.

Persephone: You might as well just tear it off at this point. Make this shit an Amputation Match I’m sure Captain Charisma won’t mind.

James Peters: Yes he will.

Persephone: Well then, sorry for trying to make this match interesting gosh.

Rich Russillo: Myles has Limmy scouted as he grabs him by his hurt arm and pulls him back up to his feet. BEFORE PULLING LIMMY INTO A DROPKICK! But Limmy grabs Myles’ legs and and forces him down onto the ground, BEFORE ONCE AGAIN LEAPING INTO THE AIR AND CONNECTING WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TOWARDS HIS CHEST! Limmy stumbling forward before he turns around and waits for Myles to get up to his feet. Limmy I think is looking to keep the momentum that he’s started to get so far and turn it into his favor. GOING FOR A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD OF MYLES TO ONCE AGAIN TAKE HIM OUT!

James Peters: DE FACTO! MYLES POPS LIMMY UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND DROPS HIM DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS WITH THE SPINNING PUMPHANDLE SAMOAN DROP! LIMMY IS COMPLETELY LEVELED AS MYLES HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE PIN! COULD WE BE SEEING A WINNER RIGHT HERE?!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTTWWWWOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Persephone: WHAT?! YOU’VE GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME!

Rich Russillo: LIMMY MIRACULOUSLY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! You can see the look on Myles’ face, he’s livid! He doesn’t know himself how the hell Limmy kicked out of that but Limmy managed to pull through and defy the odds! You already know that has to leave Myles wondering what the hell is he going to do now? What is it going to take to make sure that Limmy is down for the count! AND I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE HIS ANSWER AS HE GRABS HIM AND GOES FOR CHECKMAYT! SUBMISSION MOVE!

James Peters: But Limmy sends a back elbow before Myles can fully lock it in! Myles is forced to let go and separate himself away from him, but both of them are back up to their feet in a heartbeat surprisingly. LIMMY TRYING TO FIGHT WITH EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY HE HAS LEFT GOING FOR A SUPERKICK! But Myles grabs the leg and spins him around, BEFORE GOING FOR A LARIAT! But Limmy ducks under that as he runs to the ropes, BEFORE CATCHING HIM WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO HIS KNEECAPS TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!

Persephone: This is a regular matchup, why are they doing so much only to get a participation trophy. It just doesn’t make sense. 

Rich Russillo: Myles grabbing his legs as he’s pulling himself towards the ropes, AS LIMMY MAKES HIS WAY OVER ATTEMPTING TO KNEE HIM IN THE FACE! But Myles grabs the bottom rope and pulls himself away onto the apron before it can connect! Limmy sending a punch towards his face, BUT MYLES GRABS HIS LEFT ARM AND ONCE AGAIN TUGS IT PULLING LIMMY OVER THE TOP ROPE! Limmy tumbling off the top rope as Myles finds himself situated on the apron, RUNNING TOWARDS LIMMY AS HE GOES FOR A METEORA OFF THE APRON AND TO THE OUTSIDE!

James Peters: LIMMY BARELY CATCHES HIM AS HE USES THE WEIGHT OF HIS RIGHT ARM TO SLAM MYLES INTO THE BARRICADE! Myles collapses down to the ground while Limmy is out as well! Who will come out on top in this hard hitting matchup?!

Persephone: I hope we just end it right here and get on with our lives.

Rich Russillo: Both Myles and Limmy are slowly beginning to get up, somethings gotta give! But it’s clear the will of both of them is too strong! 

James Peters: WHAT THE HELL?! IS THAT JUSTIN WINDGATE?! JUSTIN JUST LAUNCHED OFF THE BARRICADE AND TOOK BOTH LIMMY AND MYLES BACK DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A CROSSBODY! AND NOW LOOK AT HIM HAMMERING DOWN ON BOTH OF THEM WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH!

Persephone: :oh: I was joking but alright.

Rich Russillo: LOOK! LOOK! JON KELTON JUST TOOK JUSTIN DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A BRUTAL SUPERMAN PUNCH! WITH CONSTANCE BLEVINS RIGHT BEHIND HIM SENDING HIM DOWN WITH A FOREARM TAKING HIM OUT! THE REF HAS NO CHOICE!

(DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!)

(The match ends in a no contest but the competitors in the Cash In The Vault match don’t care. All of them had a heated conversation earlier with Constance having the last say, obviously tensions are high. Everyone is out there engaged in a brawl at ringside, except one)

James Peters: LIMMY IS FIGHTING JUSTIN, CONSTANCE IS FIGHTING KELTON AND MYLES! AS CLEARLY NONE OF THEM WANT TO GIVE IN FOR A SECOND! THIS IS A BATTLE FOR SURE AND ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THEM WANT TO GIVE IN! THEY WANT TO BE THE ONES THAT GET AHEAD AND HAVE THE BRAGGING RIGHTS LEADING INTO THE PAIN FOR PRIDE MATCH! AND I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THEY’RE GOING TO LET UP IN THIS BRAWL!

Persephone: Decapitate them. 

Rich Russillo: WAIT! MYLES IN THE RING AS HE SPLITS UP FROM THE FRAY! HE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND BACK AS HE LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE TAKING THEM ALL DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A TOPE CON HILO!

(Everyone is completely leveled as Myles finds himself standing on top. He’s in a seated position as he simply dusts his hands and stands up. He spreads his arms to the boos of the virtual crowd before shaking his head and making his way up the ramp. The last shot seen is Myles standing on top of the stage)

James Peters: KAISER’S TOUCH! ANDRE WALKER HAS ARRIVED AND OBLIVIATED MYLES WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH!

(Andre slicks back his hair as he looks down at Myles. He leans down and grabs his head as he drags him back up to his feet. Myles is weak and after that attack by the Kaiser, is unable to fully fight back other than throw a few lousy swings)

Andre Walker: (Off-Mic): Is that all you got? You gotta back up your shit if you’re gonna step into my domain. This is exactly what we’ve been telling each of you, but it’s fallen on deaf ears. These are the consequences of your actions. And it doesn’t just go for you. All of y’all gonna have to fall in line, before I make you. 

Rich Russillo: HUNGER ON THE HILLSIDE! ANDRE COMPLETELY TEARS MYLES IN HALF WITH THE SPEAR! THE SAMOAN KAISER HAS MADE HIS STATEMENT TONIGHT!

(And in the end, Andre stands tall amongst the wreckage. In the background Albert Hitchman is seen closer to the entrance stage, a pleased smirk on his face as he crosses his hands. Andre keeps his gaze fixated on Myles before shaking his head, turning around as he walks off. The last shot seen is another pan around of the carnage before Voltage fades out to elsewhere)

(Commercial for the upcoming Logan Paul fight featuring Andre Walker, who only says that Hasbulla would’ve beaten both of them before leaving.)

(Voltage fades back to ringside, and the virtual crowd begins cheering as the camera cuts to the ring, as in the center of the ring a table has been set up with a chair on both sides of it. It’s the usual set-up for a contract signing, with two pens and the contract on top of the table. James Peters stands at the end of the table with a microphone in his hand, and he looks at the camera before beginning to speak.)

James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, up next is the contract signing for Pain for Pride’s Universal Women’s Championship match between Darcy May Morgan and Ms. Extreme! Introducing first is the woman that earned the opportunity to compete for the Championship back at Battle of Egypt in the No Way Out match, please welcome Ms. Extreme!

(‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day hits, and the virtual crowd begins cheering as Ms. Extreme begins walking out. She has a big grin on her face, clearly proud of herself for her actions earlier in the night in her match against Minerva and TLA where Darcy May Morgan was her partner, and she has a microphone in her hand as she makes her way towards the ring.)

Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme turned her back on Darcy May Morgan earlier in their match against TLA and Minerva, and she looks extremely happy with herself right now. 

Persephone: I don’t know why. She still lost, didn’t she? 

Rich Russillo: After what Darcy May Morgan did to her last week, I don’t think Camille cared about taking a loss if it meant getting some form of payback :lupe:.

(Ms. Extreme enters the ring, and she looks at the contract for the Universal Women’s Championship match. This is her first Pain for Pride main event and undoubtedly one of her biggest matches yet, and she’s made it clear just how much this means to her.)

Ms. Extreme: Just a few more weeks. Just a few more weeks until Pain for Pride where I take that Universal Women’s Championship and finally win my FIRST World Championship. It took winning that No Way Out match to get to this point, and trust me I know exactly what I’ll be dealing with at Pain for Pride.. But I wasn’t expecting what happened last week. I wasn’t expecting to be attacked by Darcy May Morgan. I definitely didn’t expect to be treated like fucking trash when this is supposed to be the road to me finally capturing the ONE thing I’ve been missing in my career. This is my opportunity to finally become World Champion, and back at Battle of Egypt I sent Darcy May Morgan a much needed message. I showed Darcy May Morgan that I wasn’t playing around. I showed her that I’m ready to finally win that title in the main event of Pain for Pride, and when I showed up on Voltage and walked up to Wallace, I didn’t expect to be ambushed by Darcy. I didn’t expect to be treated like shit, and I’m not going to pretend that didn’t stick with me, because it did. I’ve dealt with that my entire life. I’ve been called trash and treated like shit my entire life, but that’s why I’m in the position I’m in now. That’s why I’m in the headline of Pain for Pride. All that bullshit I had to deal with made me more and more determined to succeed. This Pain for Pride main event is the culmination of everything I’ve been working towards, and when I win my first World Championship, I’ll feel like everything, all the heartbreak, all the times I just barely came up short, all the times I was screwed over, I’ll feel like it all paid off. I’ll feel like it was all worth it, because I’ll finally be right where I’m supposed to be.

Ms. Extreme: That No Way Out match was no joke, but in the end I did exactly what I said I would do. I said that I needed that win more than anyone else. I said I had what it took to win that match over anyone else, and in the end I did it. I got the match I wanted, I got my opportunity to finally hold a World Championship, and I’m not about to let this opportunity slip through my fingers all because of Darcy May Morgan. I’m not about to let this match end with Darcy holding that title up over me after I worked so damn hard to finally make it to this point. I’ve already heard enough from Darcy and trust me I still haven’t forgotten about what Darcy did to me last week, and at Pain for Pride not only do I have the opportunity to give her ten times the beating she gave me last week, but I have the opportunity to end her Championship reign in the process. I have the chance to be her biggest reality check to date all while finally winning my first World title, and I’m not missing out on that chance. Darcy better enjoy this title reign while it’s still a thing and hold that Championship as close as she can while she still has the chance to, because after Pain for Pride all of this is over. The days of Darcy coming out here and calling herself the “face of women’s wrestling” and all that other bullshit are done. At Pain for Pride we’re gonna see the culmination of years of hard work. We’re gonna see the culmination of years worth of missed opportunities and matches stolen from me. At Pain for Pride we’re going to see a new Universal Women’s Champion.

(The virtual crowd begins cheering in support for Ms. Extreme, and Ms. Extreme looks directly at the camera with a far more serious look on her face.)

Ms. Extreme: Darcy, what I did to you tonight was NOTHING compared to what I have planned come Pain for Pride. I worked too damn hard to get here, and I’m not about to let you take this moment from me. This season alone I’ve had to take so much shit just to get to this spot, and I’m not about to make it to the biggest show of the year just so I could come up short in one of the biggest matches of my career. If you’re really that butthurt all because I ruined your moment back at Battle of Egypt, I can’t wait to see the look on your face after I end your reign as Universal Women’s Championship and win the title I *should’ve* held a long time ago. I’ve been screwed over time and time again, I’ve had opportunities stolen from me time and time again, and I’ve had to watch countless Elitists I know I’m more talented than somehow find their way to the top all while I was left empty handed. I’m not leaving Pain for Pride without that Championship. I’m not leaving that arena unless I’m finally able to call myself a World Champion, and just tonight Darcy learned that it doesn’t matter what she throws at me. It doesn’t matter what she does at Pain for Pride, I’m going to take it and I’m STILL going to come out on top. Our match at Pain for Pride is going to be MY moment, and if you thought your attack last week would be enough to keep me down then you have no idea who the fuck you’re dealing with. Whether you like it or not, that Championship is mine. 

(Finally, Ms. Extreme signs the contract, and immediately the virtual crowd explodes as they come one step closer to the Universal Women’s Championship match becoming official.)

Rich Russillo: And there it is! Ms. Extreme’s signed the contract, and from the looks of it everyone’s just as excited as I am! Ms. Extreme and Darcy May Morgan in the main event of Pain for Pride, this match is going to be amazing! There’s already so much animosity between these two, and now they’re about to face each other at the biggest show of the year with a World Championship on the line!

Persephone: I don’t get how that’s exciting at all. Ms. Extreme has spent her entire career proving that she’s not good enough to ever become World Champion, and it’s not like Darcy May Morgan is much better. It SHOULD be Rexy in a Pain for Pride main event, but at least I’ll get to see him kill Ms. Extreme’s more important sister-

(‘Spotlight Saviour’ hits before Persephone could finish her sentence, and the virtual crowd begins booing for the most part as the Universal Women’s Champion Darcy May Morgan slowly begins making her way out to the stage. She’s pissed off after Ms. Extreme’s actions earlier in the night, and she’s bandaged up thanks to what happened in that match, having trouble even walking down to the ring after Ms. Extreme’s attack.)

James Peters: :krabs: And introducing next.. The Champion who managed to win her title by successfully cashing in her Cash in the Vault briefcase at King of Elite before successfully defending her Championship two times, please welcome the Universal Women’s Champion Darcy May Morgan!

Rich Russillo: Here comes the Champion! We all saw that vicious assault last week after Darcy fooled Ms. Extreme into believing she wasn’t at the show, but tonight Camille managed to get a bit of revenge, and right now we’re looking at the result of it. Darcy doesn’t look happy at all.. But she also doesn’t look like she’s in good condition :lupe:.

Persephone: Yeah, no shit. Honestly, I think these two should be allowed to keep tearing each other apart. If I’m lucky they’ll somehow kill themselves and that’ll be one less boring match to suffer through at Pain for Pride. 

(Darcy doesn’t pay any attention to the crowd, who boos after her actions last week. The Universal Women’s Champion has a microphone in her hand as she slowly walks down to the ring, and as she finally enters the ring she looks at her Pain for Pride challenger with a look of disgust.)

Darcy May Morgan: Camille, you and your sob story can rightfully get fucked. I’ve been the face of the women’s division since King of Elite, and I’m not planning to let my reign on top end anytime soon. I’m the star of this division whether you like it or not, and things are going to stay that way long after Pain for Pride. I’ve always been the main event. I’ve always been the future of this division, and let’s not forget Camille I won my ticket to the Universal Women’s Championship in a match YOU were in. I won my opportunity to become World Champion in a match YOU refuse to take part in again, and that was damn near a year ago. This Universal Women’s Championship isn’t leaving my side anytime soon, and it definitely won’t be because of you. You’ve had opportunities at this Championship. You’ve had opportunities at many other World Championships, and just like every other time, at Pain for Pride you’re going to come up short. I’m going to continue leading this division and being the best Universal Women’s Champion EAW’s ever had, and Camille while I go down in history as the greatest woman in the history of this industry, you’re going to go down as one of the biggest failures. You’re going to go down as someone who could never get the job done when it mattered. You’re going to go down as exactly what you were last week. A piece of trash.

(The virtual crowd begins booing louder than before, and Ms. Extreme stays quiet, shaking her head as Darcy May Morgan continues.)

Darcy May Morgan: I’m glad you feel like trash Camille, because that’s what you are. You’re trash, and if there had been a dumpster at ringside I would’ve just dumped you in that instead, because that’s where you belong Camille. You don’t belong in the main event of Pain for Pride competing for MY Championship. You don’t belong in headlining matches. You don’t even belong in the same ring as me. You’ve never been good enough to become World Champion in the past Camille, and that hasn’t changed now. You showed the world just how much of a coward you were when you tried to steal my moment from me at Battle of Egypt, and on that same night you showed everyone that you’re desperate. You’re desperate to try and get everyone to believe you have what it takes to do what you’ve been failing to do for years. You’re desperate to try and get me to believe that you’re the one who’ll end my reign as Champion, but Camille I’ve heard it from Harper Lee, I’ve heard it from Veena Adams, and I took them both down. You’re not going to be any different from them. A coward like you doesn’t have what it takes to be the face of the women’s division. A coward like you doesn’t have what it takes to take this title to greater heights like I’ve been doing ever since I got my hands on this Championship. I’ve been a role model ever since becoming Universal Women’s Champion, and Camille you have NO idea what it’s like being in my shoes, and you never will. It never mattered who won that No Way Out match because I was never walking out of Pain for Pride without this Championship around my waist, but I’m going to enjoy being the reason your first and only Pain for Pride main event ends with a loss.

Ms. Extreme: That’s bullshit, I’m the biggest threat to your Championship and you know that. I’m the last person you wanted winning that No Way Out match, because you knew as long as I had an opportunity at your Championship, your title reign was in danger. Your biggest fear came true at Battle of Egypt. The second I got that three count and won the No Way Out match, your title reign ended.

Darcy May Morgan: How many times have you said that before going out there and embarrassing yourself? Probably a lot, right? You do it pretty much every single time you even get close to touching a World Championship, but Camille this time you’re not close at all. As long as I’m holding this Championship you’ll never be close. I’m the Champion the women’s division has needed for a long time now, and at Pain for Pride I’m not gonna need someone to run in and bail me out for my title reign to continue like what happened last time you fought for this title. You don’t have what it takes to defeat me Camille, and even if somehow, someway you managed to defy the odds and take this Championship from me? You’d fail. You’d fail as Champion. You’d fail as the face of this division. You’d fail at the top of the mountain, and before you know it you’d be right back down to square one, with no title in sight and no opportunity to get back to the top. You’re not like me Camille. You don’t have what it takes to be a star. You don’t have what it takes to be a successful World Champion, and you should consider yourself lucky that you never have to worry about failing as World Champion, because you’ll never get the opportunity anyway. You’ll never hold this Universal Women’s Championship, especially not as long as I’m the one in this position. There’s nobody more fit to be here than me. There’s nobody more qualified to hold this Championship and move this division forward than me. I’m the reason this Championship is as important as it is. I’m the reason this division has the ability to succeed, and Camille I’m going to be the reason you’re sent to the back of the line at the biggest show of the year. 

(Finally, Darcy stops speaking and signs the contract, allowing both Ms. Extreme and James Peters, who’s still standing inside of the ring to oversee the contract signing, to take in everything she said. The virtual crowd explodes seeing Darcy finally sign the contract, clearly excited to see the confirmation of Pain for Pride’s Universal Women’s Championship match.)

James Peters: And there you have it! It’s official, Darcy May Morgan will be taking on Ms. Extreme at Pain for Pride for the Universal Women’s Championship!

Darcy May Morgan: That’s right, and Camille when things don’t go your way at Pain for Pride, I don’t want to hear your whining and crying, or any of your usual passive aggressive comments you usually make after losing big matches. You’re not gonna have the chance to make any excuses after our match and you’re definitely not gonna have any room to cry about the result, because when I beat you at Pain for Pride I’m going to make sure you get the message. I’m going to make sure you understand what type of Champion I am. I’m going to beat you decisively, and I’m going to leave no question in anyone’s mind about who the alpha female of EAW really is, and it damn sure isn’t an adopted cunt named Ms. Extreme.

(At this point Ms. Extreme looks fed up and has heard enough, immediately getting out of her seat, prompting Darcy May Morgan to do the same. The two women walk up to each other, sharing words which aren’t picked up by the camera as they had put down their microphones. James Peters notices how quickly things have begun to escalate, and since the two have already signed the contract he makes his way out of the ring before returning to the commentary table to join Rich and Persephone.)

Rich Russillo: It’s only been a few weeks since Battle of Egypt, but already a lot has happened between Ms. Extreme and Darcy May Morgan. This was bound to be a fantastic match from the start, but tensions have skyrocketed between these two since Ms. Extreme managed to win that No Way Out match. Darcy May Morgan had a lot of harsh words to say tonight, but this is undoubtedly the biggest Championship match she’s had throughout this title reign.

Persephone: I don’t think anything she said was wrong. Darcy sucks as Champion and should’ve lost to Veena back at Grand Rampage, but would Ms. Extreme *really* be a good replacement? She pretty much spent her entire career losing in matches like this. If you ask me they might as well hand the title to Veena or just get rid of it.

James Peters: This is definitely going to be one of the biggest matches at Pain for Pride this year, and we’ll just have to wait a few more weeks before these two finally get to face off! That’s all for tonight, and after this I definitely can’t wait to see what happens come Pain for Pride. As always I’m James Peters and with me is Rich Russillo and Persephone Tsitsipas, goodnight everybody! 

(Darcy May Morgan and Ms. Extreme stand face to face with each other with their eyes locked on each other, and Darcy May Morgan holds the Universal Women’s Championship on her shoulder. With the fans cheering in anticipation for their upcoming match, Voltage begins to fade to black for the final time.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #274

Elitist of The Month – May Edition!