(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: Voltage begins with a highlight reel featuring all the action that went down at Fighting Spirit: Omaha! The show kicked off by showing something that went down earlier in the day. Showdown Elitist, Alexis Chamber, was seen arriving at the arena. She would end up the victim of a violent attack at the hands of Dr. Bethany Blue, her rival over the last few months. Dr. Blue would slam Alexis in the knee with a lead pipe and then attempt to drown her in a mud puddle!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The opening match featured two tag team reunions. As per the Gawd Contract, the Blicky Boyz, would team up and take on the Jaded Hearts. The whole story behind the match was due to Kassidy Heart and Sienna Jade not wanting to face each other at Pain for Pride. Unfortunately for them, miscommunication would lead to Malcolm Jones being able to take advantage of a distracted Kassidy and pick up the win for Chris Elite and himself. Speaking of Pain for Pride, a ‘Unique Opportunity’ was on the line for long-time rivals, Jesse Barlow and Cepheus St. Claire. The two faced off in a barbed wire ladder match that would see Jesse pick up the win. Later on in the night, it would be revealed that Jesse’s opportunity was a title match of his choosing at Pain for Pride!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The New Breed Championship was the first title to be defended at Fighting Spirit. Jalyn Garcia faced off against a very resilient and very tough Andre Walker. Jalyn would literally throw everything he had and then some at Andre, but somehow Andre found a way to overcome and keep the match going. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on who you’re a fan of, the match ended in controversy when Jalyn pinned Andre, whose foot was on the ropes. Speaking of controversy, the next match to follow was a tag team match featuring The Grand Athletes squaring off against Terry Chambers and his season-long rival, Dr. Bethany Blue. After the attack on Alexis earlier in the night, it would be interesting to see if Terry could work with Bethany. The good doctor took her time getting to the ring, leaving Terry to fight a lot of the match by himself. Eventually, she would come out and in the end, Dr. Blue would score the pinfall for her team over Mark Macias after powerbombing Limmy Monaghan on top of him.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The second championship to be defended at Fighting Spirit was the Interwire Championship! The champion, Consuela Rose Ava, defended against Gavin McArdle and Colby Sol. Damien O’Regan, Hannah Marin, and Jesse Barlow would all attempt to make the match an unfair fight, but Consuela wasn’t in the mood to put up with their shit. She would use her womanly charms to get the referee to ban all three from ringside, and the triple threat match was on! Colby and Gavin showed how great they are, putting up a hell of a fight, but ultimately Consuela would seize the moment and tap out Gavin. Also, remember the opportunity Jesse earned earlier in the evening? Well, he would make the decision to share that with his partner, Colby, and The Covenant versus Fire and Ice for the Unified Tag Team Championships was set for Pain for Pride!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The Unique Ones stepped into the ring against two of EAW’s most exciting champions in Sarah Price and Drake King. Sticking to her promise, Sarah did her best to ignore Drake and make the match the handicap match it was originally intended to be. However, Drake would end up involved several times over. Somehow, Drake and Sarah came together to make an incredible team and when Drake was in the process of finishing off Komatsu Ogawa, while Shawn Sturgis was down and out, Sarah would tag herself in and get the victory for their team. After the match, the Specialists Champion would make good on her promise to get Drake King and The Visual Prophet back for their Grand Rampage actions, and she put the World Heavyweight Champion down with a superkick!)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Throughout the night, the six women competing for a chance to headline Pain for Pride alongside Minerva would talk about what the Universal Women’s Championship meant to them, among other things. With the champion herself at ringside, these six women stepped into the No Way Out match. Despite being attacked earlier in the night, Alexis Chambers would bravely fight alongside the other five women. At various points throughout the match, all six women looked like they could win. Towards the end of the match, Harper Lee, Ms. Extreme, Darcy May Morgan, and Alexis would all be down and out. Raven Roberts would take advantage by locking Kensingten Calhoun-Astor in ‘The Aviary.’ Darcy would come around, seeing what was going on, but she would be half a second late to break up the submission as Kesingten tapped out. Raven and Minerva would have a staredown, leaving everyone excited for Raven versus Minerva III.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The next two matches featured opponents who are familiar with one another and have been in plenty of wars before. For what was billed as the final time ever, Jack Ripley and Charlie Marr had an Unsanctioned Match against one another. The feud between the two has always been deeply personal, and it finally reached its end. After a bloody war all over the building, the match reached its dramatic conclusion inside the ring. As per Charlie’s instructions, Jordie would get a chair and attempt to put the final nail in her brother’s coffin, except Jack would move and Charlie would eat the chair shot instead! Jack would take Jordie out with ‘You’ll Float Too’ and pick up the win. The pre-main event between Rex McAllister and Cage was one of the most highly anticipated matches of the night. No doubt these two always make magic whenever they are in the ring together. The FS match was a Hardcore Ironman Match between the two. Absolutely no one was shocked that after torturing the fuck out of one another, no pinfalls happened, and the match was sent to overtime. Cage and Rex would both end up going through an exploding table towards the end of the overtime, and it was only then that Cage would manage to get an arm over Rex to score the first and only pin of the match as time expired.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The main event was for the EAW World Championship. The People’s Champion, Mr. DEDEDE, was looking to add another championship to go along with his Answers World Championship. He would take on Andrea Valentine in what was arguably the match of the night. The two would go back and forth, with Andrea valiantly defending herself against every single attack Mr. DEDEDE came up with. The turning point of the match is when Mr. DEDEDE went for a tope con hilo. Andrea would catch him with a dropkick that caused DEDEDE to land on his knees. However, the Chairman would somehow get himself in a winning position thanks to an assist from his wife, who was at ringside and blasted Andrea in the back with the Answers World Championship. Mr. DEDEDE would go to spear Andrea, but collapse, grabbing his left knee in pain. The referee would attempt to call off the match, but Andrea wasn’t having it and put DEDEDE down with ‘Love Haze.’ She would get the pin, retain her championship, and set up a clash with Rex at Pain for Pride. The two Pain for Pride opponents would meet on the stage and show sportsmanship towards one another, before Rex would lay Andrea out with ‘The Rex Effect’ to end Fighting Spirit!)
(The recap fades out and cuts to the inside of the EAW Performance Center. For the first time in awhile, there are people in the crowd, even though it’s a very small crowd of 50 people, they are hyped as fuck. “33rd Blakk Glass” by Sosmula & Zillakami is playing throughout the building, and the pyro returns as well. Gold and white pyro blasts from the stage, much to the delight of the attendees, and when the smoke clears and the Voltage theme song fades out, “Alive” by P.O.D. begins to play.)
Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME THE 2020 GRAND RAMPAGE WINNER… REX MCALLISTER!!!
Persephone: OHMYGAWD THIS IS THE GREATEST START TO VOLTAGE EVER!!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: I HAVE LITERALLY REPLAYED THE ENDING OF FIGHTING SPIRIT: OMAHA LIKE 687 TIMES BECAUSE SEEING SEXY REXY, THE FATHER OF MY FUTURE CHILDREN, LAY OUT ANDREA VALENTINE IS LITERALLY THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN HERE IN EAW!!!! I ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE REX DETHRONE THAT CUNT AT PAIN FOR PRIDE AND BECOME A THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION!!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
Rich Russillo: :whew: If you’re excited, I’m excited! The ending of Fighting Spirit was certainly shocking to say the least. I’ve been waiting all week to hear what Rex has to say.
James Peters: A lot of people are questioning Rex’s actions right now, especially given the close nature of the relationship Rex’s wife, Rav-
Persephone: FUCK RAVEN ROBERTS!!!!
James Peters: Ahem… as I was saying, considering the close nature of the relationship Raven has with Andrea, and the fact Andrea’s father’s Bible was used by the official during Rex and Raven’s wedding earlier in the Spring, a lot of people were surprised by what Rex did.
(Rex has gotten into the ring, and has taken the microphone from Bella.)
Persephone: SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH James! Rex is about to talk! Ohmygawd!!
Rex McAllister: I’m sure everyone has been waiting with baited breath to see if I have an explanation for my actions at the end of Fighting Spirit. Sure, I could have kept things clean and continued to show Andrea Valentine incredible sportsmanship, but what we all need to remember is that this is Pain for Pride season. Sportsmanship goes right out the window especially when that EAW World Championship is on the line. A lot of people consider the Pain for Pride main event my kryptonite. The last two years have resulted in two heartbreaking losses for me. At the Pain for Pride Festival, Cage was able to choke me out and capture the championship, which led people to believe I was nothing more than a transitional champion and someone who was ‘safe’ to hold the title when EAW got thrown into chaos and the walkout happened. I’ve always found that theory to be total bullshit, but people will always throw shit at the wall and pray that it sticks. The Pain for Pride Festival provided me with the perfect chance to squash that kind of negativity, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to stop Cage from fulfilling his own destiny. I was forced to evolve and toughen up, and expand my skill set to battle any opponent in any match. I think I more than redeemed myself during my World Heavyweight Championship run, even if it did end in similar fashion at Impact’s hands during the inaugural Barbed Wire Massacre match. It was after King of Elite, that I made it my goal to get myself back into the main event of Pain for Pride. Grand Rampage was my chance and when Jamie O’Hara eliminated me from the match, I’m not gunna lie. That shit cut me deep and left me questioning what my next move would be. After failing to defeat The Visual Prophet and being ‘gifted’ a spot in the Pain for Pride main event thanks to one man’s ridiculous ego and need to defeat the best Voltage had to offer on the biggest platform we have, I was more determined than ever to leave with my third world championship.
(Rex cracks a wry smile.)
Rex McAllister: As we know, Impact choked out Noah Reigner to win the World Heavyweight Championship and I wasn’t able to break it up. I came up short and as I sat there and watched Impact celebrate the beginning of yet another world championship reign, several thoughts ran through my head. I won’t share them all, but the main thing I felt in that moment as I sat there was disappointment. I was pissed at myself for not being quicker. I was pissed at Noah Reigner for not being a better competitor. I was pissed at Impact for setting the match up to cater to his ego. But when Impact’s eyes collided with mine, and I rolled out of the ring to make my way up the ramp, every conflicting emotion I felt dissipated. I was left feeling one thing and one thing only, and that was motivated. I meant what I said that night when I looked up at the Pain for Pride sign. ‘Next year.’ I always knew I was going to end up back in the main event one way or another, and I was going to get my redemption and my moment. And here I am, with everything I want standing in front of me, ready for me to seize it and finally get the redemption and the closure I have been searching for.
(“Roll With Me” by Charli XCX begins to play and for as loud as the fans were for Rex, they get even louder for the EAW World Champion, Andrea Valentine.)
Persephone: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! HOW DARE THIS SLAG COME OUT AND INTERRUPT MY REX MCALLISTER?!
James Peters: :whoa: did you just say the man belonged to you??
Persephone: YES! AND FUCK ANDREA FOR COMING OUT RIGHT NOW!!!
Rich Russillo: Now baby, Andrea has every right to come out here. She is the champion and she’s Rex’s Pain for Pride opponent.
Persephone: Did you just call me ‘baby’???
(Andrea gets a spare microphone from the timekeeper before she slides into the ring. She smiles sweetly at Rex, who kind of just shrugs, because he already knows exactly why Andrea has come to the ring. “Roll With Me” fades out and Andrea laughs softly.)
Andrea Valentine: Now I’m sure a lot of people didn’t expect to see me standing there tonight as the EAW World Champion, but I’ve kind of made it my thing to just defy all these so-called odds that have placed against me, and continue to do exactly what I say I’m going to do, and that’s be the best possible EAW World Champion that I can be. My journey has been a really interesting one to say the least, but there’s not a single thing I would change about it. Everything I’ve been through since day one of my career has led me to this point, and that Pain for Pride main event is something I’m really excited to be in. If you look back to the beginning of the season, to where we are now, I know a lot of people wouldn’t have picked me to be the person standing here across from you, about to do battle for what ended up becoming MY world championship.
(Andrea looks at the EAW World Championship which is resting on her shoulder.)
Andrea Valentine: I’m not sure if I would have even picked myself, but before you go jumping to conclusions, trust me when I say that doesn’t have anything to do with me doubting myself and whether or not I deserve to be world champion. I just couldn’t have imagined my journey on Voltage this season would lead me in this particular direction. But since it has, and since I’m the one standing here as the EAW World Champion, I’m not about to let everything I’ve built for myself this season come crumbling down when it matters the most. You shocked the hell out of everyone, myself included, when you took the cheap shot at Fighting Spirit. I’ve been thinking about that moment a lot the last few days, and I keep coming back to what you said as the cameras were cutting. ‘The third time’s the charm.’ I’m not sure what’s really gotten you to believe that, Rex, especially when you consider that you haven’t been able to overcome the pressure of competing in a Pain for Pride main event twice before AND that you’ve failed to beat the woman you’ll be facing in a few weeks twice before. I can only make the bold assumption that you attacking me from behind and putting me down at Fighting Spirit was your attempt to swing the momentum in your favor since I’ve had your number in recent weeks, but that’s really not ever going to be the case.
(The entire time Andrea has been speaking, Rex hasn’t been reacting. He’s standing there and listening to every word the champ has said, but his features remained schooled in a neutral expression. Andrea looks him in the eyes, no smile on her face this time. There is clear tension between these two, because they both understand what’s on the line for them come Pain for Pride.)
Andrea Valentine: I’m capable of catching you when you least expect it and getting a three count, and whether or not you look at my championship defenses and consider them lucky or whatever the hell else, when it comes to you and me, my victories have been clean and concise. There’s no doubt in my mind that I can’t get you down again and crush your dreams of a third world championship reign, in your third Pain for Pride main event, and give you your third loss in three matches against me.
Rex McAllister: The past is the past, Andrea, and what happened at Fighting Spirit wasn’t personal between the two of us. It was business and meant to send a message to you and everyone else that I’m not letting you get me down for another three count. I have spent this entire season working towards winning the world championship, and after getting robbed at Territorial Invasion against our mutual friend Charlie Marr, I was more determined than ever to win that title. We all suffered the same fate inside the Extreme Elimination Chamber, except you ended up saved by someone who probably hates Charlie more than all of us combined, and since then, everything I’ve done has been geared towards Pain for Pride and a showdown against whoever the champion would end up being come time. That champion happens to be you, and personal feelings and respect aside, I’m getting my redemption, and I don’t have any feelings one way or the other that it’s coming at your expense. We all compete to be the best and to win championships, and ultimately that’s what matters once the bell rings. I held nothing back against my wife when the two of us faced one another a few weeks ago. If I’m willing to put her through Hell inside the ring, while taking everything she has and then some, doing it against you is a no brainer. You can cling to your two victories against me, and use them to fuel your ego so you believe you have the advantage walking into Pain for Pride, but I’m not letting you catch me off guard again. I learn through trial and error, always have, and a Pain for Pride match between the two of us with the EAW World Championship on the line isn’t ending in a surprise roll-up.
Andrea Valentine: We’ll see, Rex. I don’t know what else you want me to say. I know that when I step inside the ring, I’m not going to be the favorite. You’ve won Grand Rampage, a Grand Slam, currently hold one-half of the Unified Tag Team Championships, and everyone is saying it’s your time. What better way to cap off a weekend that sees you getting inducted into the Hall of Fame by winning the world championship you lost at the Pain for Pride Festival a couple of years ago to set this whole train in motion? People aren’t expecting my so-called Cinderella story to continue, which is crazy when you consider that the champion should always walk into any match as the favorite. But being overlooked by my competition is something I’ve gotten used too and that’s what makes this fun for me! I continue to win and build my own Hall of Fame resume, while shocking people time and time again.
Rex McAllister: Here’s the thing, Andrea. I’m not like everyone else and I’m not overlooking you. I am well aware that you are undervalued as a professional wrestler, and I acknowledge that you are probably the face of EAW as we know it. You hold the premiere championship in this company. You have a huge fanbase. You have hundreds of little girls and young women who look up to you and want to be just like you. You carry yourself with class, grace, and humility, accept that failure will happen and when it does, you never complain, and you always continue to work towards becoming even better. There’s no doubt that you won’t bring everything you have into Pain for Pride and give me a hell of a match, but you’ve never been able to catch me with a finisher. And it’s not going to happen at Pain for Pr-
Persephone: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! YOU STUPID BITCH! ANDREA JUST KICKED SEXY REXY IN THE STOMACH!!! FUCK!!!
James Peters: ANDREA WHIPS REX INTO THE ROPES AND SHE LEAPS IN THE AIR AS HE REBOUNDS BACK TOWARDS HER! ANDREA CATCHES REX AROUND THE NECK WITH HER LEGS AND SHE PLANTS HIM A LEAPING VARIATION OF THE ATOMIC BLONDE! THE FRANKENSTEINER HAS PUT REX ON HIS BACK AND ANDREA IS ON HIS SHOULDERS!
Rich Russillo: ANDREA SLAPS HER HAND DOWN ON THE MAT TO SIGNAL A THREE COUNT!!!
(Andrea rolls off Rex and grabs the closest microphone.)
Andrea Valentine: You were saying, Rex?!
(“Roll With Me” by Charlie XCX begins to blast across the PA system as Andrea gets back to her feet. She snatches up the EAW World Championship and holds it up in the air like the boss ass bitch she is.)
Persephone: I am fucking disgusted right now. Rex did not deserve that whatsoever.
James Peters: But he kind of asked for it by assuming Andrea wasn’t capable of getting him down with anything other than a surprise roll-up…
(Persephone huffs as Andrea exits the ring. The camera zooms in on Rex, who is sitting up and rubbing the back of his neck. His eyes are narrowed at the champ’s back because he knows that she just forced him to eat his words.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Raisin Bran featuring Dr. Bethany Blue. She lectures everyone on the importance of having fiber in their daily diets and promotes Raisin Bran to be a good source of that, as long as you stick to the recommended serving of it.)
(Voltage returns from break and the camera fades into Bella Braxton in the middle of the ring)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: :mjcry: I missed this.
(‘La Guayaba’ by Riccie Oriach plays up to cheers as SEBAS makes his way out to the stage. He has a smile on his face as he stops at the center of the stage which turns to a smirk full of confidence in himself. He gives a pose for a moment as he gives a nod and makes his way down the ramp and headed towards the ring)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic… weighing in at 205 pounds… HE… IS… SEBAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: SEBAS has been on a bumpy road these past few weeks and I’m sure he can even admit that to you at the end of the day. Coming up with a losing effort in a match against our Specialists Champion and another one of his opponents who’s coincidently one of his opponents this week.
James Peters: But one thing that didn’t change was his motivation. He keeps that motivation that if you didn’t experience pain, you would never grow. He wants this to say the very least, he wants this win to keep himself up on the track and believe me anyone would especially heading into Pain For Pride where you can certainly make your point, I wouldn’t be surprised if SEBAS was able to do so, and we’re about to see if he can tonight.
Persephone: Really? You guys gotta stop this whole act of being “he lost last week but this time is redemption” schtick. IF HE LOST LAST WEEK, CHANCES ARE HE’S GOING TO LOSE THIS WEEK TOO! Don’t keep your hopes up, to be frank, it makes me disgusted.
(SEBAS finds his way down to the bottom of the ramp as he circles around the ringside area and jumps onto the apron. He holds the ropes as he looks around the ring and points around before jumping into the ring and circling around before leaning back in his corner as ‘La Guayaba’ fades out. ‘Bow Down’ by I Prevail then plays up to a solid mixed reaction as Seth Osiris makes his way out to the stage. He has a stern look on his face as he looks around the arena for a moment before making his way down the ramp intensely and headed towards the ring)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent… from the Swamps of Louisiana… weighing in at 212 pounds… SETH OSIRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: As for Seth he suffered the same fate being at a losing effort last week. He was a hair away from winning the match until Sarah Price came in and took the win with a swift rollup, but now one thing he wants to do is do what he couldn’t do at the end of the day, was finish the job and win the match against the opponent that he was that close to beating last week.
James Peters: I wouldn’t take that away from him, for both of these opponents this is a well-needed win that they both need, I’m sure Seth wants to show that he needs that win more than SEBAS in his opinion wants this win. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did, we just need to see what he’s made of and what he’ll do to win it.
Persephone: Well I mean I honestly wouldn’t blame him he was close to the win, but he didn’t win that’s a fact. Does that mean he’ll win if he didn’t last time? I DIDN’T THINK SO! Sure he was close, but that means absolutely nothing!
(Seth Osiris finds himself at the bottom of the ramp as he heads over to the steel steps and makes his way onto the apron before entering into the ring. He raises a arm in the air before circling around and making his way into his corner as ‘Bow Down’ fades out and the Ref signals for the bell)
(DING DING DING)
Rich Russillo: And here we go, the match is underway! SEBAS and Seth Osiris are ready to go at each other in a match that isn’t just going to prove which one of the two has more potential but it also has strong Championship implications and might very well be the turning points of one of these young men’s careers. SEBAS and Seth are now tied up in the middle of the ring, Seth tries to use his strength to force SEBAS down to the mat with him but SEBAS is way quicker and turns things around by snap dragging Seth on the mat. SEBAS now ties both of Seth’s arms behind his back and keeps him locked in there, he is trying to keep the advantage but Seth Osiris is fighting back and he is already back on his feet. Stiff elbow shot to the chest of SEBAS, and another one for good measure! SEBAS is not backing down though, he runs to the ropes and tries to use his quickness to his advantage… Nope! Seth just stopped him in his tracks as he locks his strong arms around his midsection… BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX TO SEBAS, HE JUST SENT THE DOMINICAN WRESTLER FLYING ACROSS THE RING WITH AN IMPRESSIVE SUPLEX.
James Peters: Seth Osiris with an impressive show of strength and dominance here, he has just sent this young man all the way to the opposite corner. SEBAS though is right back to his feet and he is not afraid to fight back, Seth closes in on him but SEBAS is quick to react and he stuns him with a ferocious kick to his midsection, only to throw him to the corner instead. Brutal chop by SEBAS! The hit echoes throughout the arena as SEBAS is not done yet. He grabs Seth’s arm and drags him all the way to the middle of the ring before forcing him down to the mat with an armbar! Seth Osiris might have to tap right now and if he does SEBAS would be awarded with a number one contendership match!
Persephone: Dear Lord! Are you telling me we have to sit through even more of SEBAS matches?
Rich Russillo: Yes! And I cannot wait for them, but we should focus on this one for now. Seth Osiris wisely uses his size to his advantage as he powers through and gets to the ropes, forcing SEBAS to release the hold… Wait, I spoke too soon! SEBAS just brutally stomped the arm of Osiris just as soon as the rope break was issued! I’ve never seen SEBAS so aggressive but I guess that this is how much the Interwire Championship means to this young man. SEBAS now tries to lock Seth Osiris in a modified version of the Kimura lock but Seth wants none of that… SEBAS is struggling… Wait, Seth somehow managed to get back to his knees as the two are still tied up and SEBAS is simply refusing to let him go… Seth Osiris goes low and gets a hold of his legs… FLAPJACK BY SETH OSIRIS AS SEBAS LANDS AWKWARDLY ON THE ROPES! SETH GOES FOR THE COVER…
James Peters: Kickout by SEBAS! This is far from being over, SEBAS is still very much in this match. Seth Osiris though has found a way to turn things around big time with an impressive flapjack and, who knows, maybe also a bit of luck because his positioning made it a lot more dangerous. Seth Osiris now tries to lock SEBAS in a hammerlock in the middle of the ring but SEBAS is already fighting out of it, he is right back on his feet… Seth though is on top of his game and he stops his comeback right in his tracks with a well placed knee strike to the midsection. SEBAS stumbles back but Seth quickly catches him and launches him to the ropes, SEBAS bounces off the ropes as Seth Osiris goes for his signature discus lariat… No! Nobody’s home! SEBAS DUCKED UNDER AT THE VERY LAST SECOND AND HIT A PELE KICK OF HIS OWN! SETH OSIRIS COLLAPSES TO THE MAT AS SEBAS QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER, THIS MIGHT BE IT GUYS!
Rich Russillo: Kickout by Seth! That’s definitely not enough to keep him down. But SEBAS is known for his tenacity and he wants to keep up the pace. Too bad Seth Osiris has rolled to the outside and SEBAS just couldn’t catch him in time. Seth Osiris is still stunned, I’m not sure he even knows where he is right now. SEBAS has evil intentions in his eyes as he climbs to the top turnbuckle… oh no, are we going to see his signature Moonsault to the outside? Seth Osiris is in perfect position… NO, DON’T DO IT SEBAS!
Persephone: Yes! Do it and injure yourself please!
James Peters: SEBAS LEAPS IN THE AIR… NO WAIT! HE DIDN’T! SEBAS NOTICED AT THE VERY LAST SECOND THAT SETH OSIRIS HAD MOVED OUT OF REACH!
Rich Russillo: Phew! Call it ring awareness or whatever you wanna call it, but I think it’s same to say we have just averted a potential disaster there. SEBAS is visibly disappointed and irate, and so are the fans in attendance who wanted to see his moonsault. However SEBAS doesn’t want to simply let him go as he climbs down and goes after Seth Osiris at ringside…. DISCUSS LARIAT BY SETH OSIRIS! WAS HE PLAYING POSSUM?! SETH OSIRIS JUST TOOK HIS HEAD OFF WITH THE SAME DISCUSS LARIAT THAT MISSED THE TARGET JUST A FEW MOMENTS BEFORE. THIS TIME IT CONNECTS WITH BRUTAL PRECISION! SEBAS IS OUT COLD, SETH OSIRIS PICKS HIM UP AND THROWS HIM RIGHT BACK INSIDE THE RING, HE GOES FOR THE COVER…
Rich Russillo: Kickout by SEBAS! The match isn’t over just yet. Seth looking angered as he pulls himself up to his feet, he’s leaning against the ropes as it’s clearly not just him but both of the competitors in this match are tired out from this matchup! SEBAS is just barely beginning to gain some movement as he’s grabbing the ropes and trying to pull himself up to his feet, I think Seth is going to finish it off right here! Seth is going to do what he couldn’t do last time! GOD’S GREAT GRIMACE-
James Peters: WAIT! BUT SEBAS BARELY ESCAPES OUT OF THE PUMPHANDLE SMALL PACKAGE DRIVER! SEBAS GRABBING THE ROPES AS SETH STUMBLES AWAY! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! SETH LAUNCHING IN THE AIR AND BEING SENT TO THE GROUND AS SEBAS FALLS INTO THE CORNER! THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY THAT SEBAS NEEDS AS HE QUICKLY BRINGS SETH UP NOT WASTING ANYTHING TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT BIG OPPORTUNITY THAT HE HAS AT THE MOMENT AND THAT HE’S NOT GOING TO WASTE!
Rich Russillo: SCHRODINGER! PARADOX! SMALL PACKAGE DRIVER IMPALES SETH INTO THE GROUND AS HE’S DOWN AND OUT! SEBAS ROLLING SETH OVER TO HIS BACK AS HE QUICKLY HOOKS THE LEG! THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY HE NEEDS AND COULD HE BE ABLE TO CAPITALISE ON IT SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE WIN!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘La Guayaba’ by Riccie Oriach plays up as SEBAS gets up to a sitting position as that once tired, longed out face has turned into a smirk as he looks around at the downed Seth Osiris and then at the Ref who’s helping him up to his feet. The Ref raises his hand in victory as SEBAS pushes himself against the ropes for a moment taking a breather before continuing to celebrate around the ring to the cheers of the crowd in response to the win)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner… SEBAS!!!!!!!!!
James Peters: Well it’s safe to say we’ve seen an absolutely great opening match for Voltage tonight! What we said at the beginning was a fact that both of them were going to go at it and absolutely so were we right. I’ll give credit where credit is due Seth Osiris did pull off all the stops in order to win and it would be an understatement to say he was close to winning the matchup, but at the end of the day, SEBAS managed to outsmart his opponent and take him down quickly in order to gain the win.
Rich Russillo: With the win, SEBAS secures his spot in next week’s number one contendership match for the Interwire Championship. What a great victory for him.
Persephone: Honestly, I didn’t really care who wins. Honestly, I didn’t really care for this match at all, to begin with! This match is all bullshit and I’m excited to move on through this, c’mon chop chop.
(SEBAS continues to celebrate his win as Voltage fades to the backstage area.)
(Voltage reopens to show former Interwire Champion, Terry Chambers, standing in front of a monitor. He watches SEBAS celebrate his victory, with a hardened expression on his face, knowing that if he gets past Cepheus St. Claire later on tonight, SEBAS will be the only obstacle left in his path towards getting a spot on the Pain for Pride card.)
???: I knew you weren’t done with the Interwire Championship…
(Terry doesn’t react to the familiar voice of Consuela Rose Ava, nor does he react to her hand on his shoulder. Consuela sighs and gives Terry’s shoulder a squeeze before gently turning him around so they could face one another. Rumors have been swirling for months about the nature of the relationship between these two Elitists, and it was only a couple of weeks ago that Consuela was seen giving Terry some advice about how to handle his professional situation. The champion doesn’t have her belt with her at the moment, but the way Terry is looking at Consuela gives the viewers the impression that the only thing he sees when looking at her is the championship she successfully defended at Fighting Spirit: Omaha.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I guess this is what you spoke to Captain Charisma about after Fighting Spirit.
(After a moment, Terry nods his head.)
Terry Chambers: After the conversation you and I had, I came to the conclusion that I had to take a step back before I could continue to move forward. ‘Suela, you know better than anyone how badly my Interwire Championship reign haunts me. It never should have ended at Bethany’s hands, and until I rectify what happened, or at least give myself the opportunity to have a do over, I won’t be satisfied. I’ll always have more questions than I have answers, and I don’t want to continue dwelling on that.
(Consuela nods her head thoughtfully. Even though her face isn’t showing any emotion, Consuela’s dark eyes are betraying her. It’s easy to see that she’s upset over someone she cares about coming for something she worked hard to obtain. It was perhaps a little hypocritical on her part to feel that way considering she took the Interwire Championship from her own sister, but Consuela couldn’t help that. Terry had become someone really important to her in a short amount of time, and potentially stepping into the ring against him wasn’t something she looked forward to.)
Consuela Rose Ava: More than anyone, I know what it feels like to continue living with the weight of failure hanging over your head. You wait for it to drop all the time and when it does, it completely crushes you. It takes a lot to continue coming back and looking for more championships, more big wins, whatever, when you know there’s a great chance you are going to come up short and have to deal with the negative emotions all over again. I believe you’ll beat Cepheus later on, and if you do, SEBAS won’t be a threat to you. You’ll be the person in the ring with me at Pain for Pride, and you’ll be looking to take my championship from me.
(Terry doesn’t say anything, because what can he say? Consuela is correct in her assumptions and they both know it. Terry did want the Interwire Championship back and he was determined to overcome Cepheus and SEBAS, and then Consuela, and get it back.)
Terry Chambers: It’s not personal, ‘Suela.
(A sad smile crosses the face of the Interwire Champion.)
Consuela Rose Ava: That’s what everyone likes to say. They like to say it’s just business, but we both know that if you do end up earning contendership to my championship, it will become personal. Last season was a difficult one for me, but it ended on a high note when I captured the 24/7 contract. Since then, I’ve defended the contract, helped fight a war against Veena Adams and Charlie Marr, and destroyed a group of people who decided to target me simply because I had something that would have given Lars Grier a second undeserving championship here in EAW. I had to take the Interwire Championship from my own flesh and blood to show her that she doesn’t get to be the hero of my story, especially when I never needed anyone to save me. I know you played a part in that, and I’m grateful, not to mention I’m just thankful for the bond and the friendship the two of us have developed.
(Consuela takes a deep breath and places her finger across Terry’s lips. He had started to interrupt her, but Consuela wasn’t done talking.)
Consuela Rose Ava: While I’m not willing to throw that away for the sake of a championship, I’m not going to let you take the Interwire Championship from me, either. Winning the contract was the culmination of a season of ups and downs, and more aggravation and heartbreak than anything else. Even though I held the Specialists Championship for a record third time, that reign was cut short by Andrea, and I was left on the outside looking in. I mulled over whether or not to accept a spot in the Battle Royal because I like controlled situations and pure wrestling matches that favor me, but branching outside my comfort zone and winning was the confidence boost I needed to continue forward with my career. I sacrifice a lot. It kills me every time I have to leave Chloe at home, and I know that’s something you can relate too. I vowed to make sure this season was nothing but a positive for me, and that means I have to end it on a positive note as well.
(Terry nods his head, fully accepting this. He already knew Consuela would take this approach and was prepared for it, and he reaches for her hand. Consuela’s eyes widen a bit as Terry laces their fingers together and brings her hand to his lips, brushing a light kiss across her knuckles.)
Terry Chambers: You know I’m not arrogant, but you also know I’m confident. I don’t have any doubts that it’s going to be me standing across from you at Pain for Pride, Cepheus and SEBAS be damned. Your season won’t be ending on a positive note because I’m getting that championship back. But I want to make sure you know that it really isn’t personal. I care about you and I’m also thankful for the bond we have built, but that isn’t going to hold me back from beating you and becoming a two-time Interwire Champion.
(Consuela breaks eye contact with Terry and pulls her hand away. She rubs the spot he kissed with her opposite thumb, not able to deny the fact that the simple gesture made Consuela feel butterflies in her stomach. Terry waits to see if Consuela has anything to say, and when she doesn’t, a frown crosses his face. He gently takes Consuela’s chin and lifts it, forcing her to look into his eyes.)
Terry Chambers: Promise me you know this isn’t personal.
Consuela Rose Ava: Promise me that it won’t become personal.
(Neither of them could reply to the other with the answer they wanted to hear. Terry lets his hand drop and for a moment, neither of them speak to each other.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I guess we will cross that bridge if you defeat Cepheus.
Terry Chambers: I guess so.
(Consuela gives him another look, before turning on her heels and walking out of the scene.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Cinnamon Toast Crunch featuring Chris Elite.)
(Bella Braxton would be standing inside of the ring following Voltage’s return from commercial break. A microphone would be held in her hands.)
Bella Braxton: The following contest is a triple threat, and is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
(‘Because I’m Awesome’ by The Dollyrots would begin to blare through the speakers before the first out of two newcomers, Cameron Clark, would enter onto the stage. Only a minimal amount of the 40-50 person crowd would begin to cheer. Maybe around 10, 11 or 12 of them would make noise.)
Cameron Clark (Off Mic): Is that all??? Damn!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first. Hailing from Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan. Weighing in at 209 pounds… ‘Mr Average’ CAMERON CLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARK!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Who?
James Peters: Cameron Clark, a new signing to Voltage. He comes all the way from Japan!
Rich Russillo: He’s Asian?
Persephone: Mark Macias looks more Asian than he does. Both suck.
James Peters: Cameron Clark could be regarded as the next big thing. He may be a little goofy in the ring, but don’t let him fool you. He has a fantastic moveset, and the way he pulls off his moves just leaves the crowds he competes in front awe. If he wasn’t competing against who he is tonight, I would say he’d indefinitely be the winner!
Rich Russillo: If he doesn’t impress me you’re giving me twenty bucks.
James Peters: No deal.
(Cameron Clark walks down the ramp. He’d go to high five some members of the crowd, but remembers the current global situation so he decides against it. Upon reaching the bottom of the map he would switch to a jog before leaping onto the apron. Cameron would climb to the middle turnbuckle and extend his arms to his sides, before climbing back down and hopping over the top rope. Cameron would give a thumbs up to the referee as his theme fades out, being replaced by ‘Higher’ performed by Kill The Ideal.)
James Peters: And here comes the second new signing to Voltage. His name is Conor Ryan, whilst I don’t appreciate his attitude towards wrestling, I love him in the ring. He has an arsenal of dangerous yet flashy moves that will wow your socks off!
Persephone: Why did you have to introduce him? That’s Bella’s job, stop trying to get some extra pay.
Bella Braxton: Introducing his opponents, first, from Brighton England…The Reaper…CONOOOOOOOOOR RYYYYYYAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!
(After his name was called out, Conor Ryan would walk out through the curtains, very slowly. His head would be facing downwards, almost obscuring it. He would pause for multiple seconds as the few fans who know him rain down boos. He’d pay no attention to this as he begins to walk down the ramp, before stepping onto the apron and entering the ring. Once in the ring he’d remove his jacket and throw it at Cameron, specifically his head.)
Cameron Clark (Off Mic): WHAT!?!?! WHY?!?!?!
Rich Russillo: He deserved that! What he was doing was incredibly disrespectful. The fact that he wasn’t cheering for Maxwell is disgusting!
James Peters: …Maxwell isn’t out yet. Nevermind. This is the attitude I was talking about. He simply doesn’t care. He’s cold, and if he killed his opponent I really wouldn’t be surprised if he shrugged it off.
Rich Russillo: I like this guy, so far.
James Peters: There’s tension building already, and I can’t help thinking that it could be beneficial to one of these two men. Could one of them be successful in their debut tonight? That’s a question that will gain an answer very soon.
(After a short few seconds of arguing between Conor and Cameron, ‘Higher’ would fade out to introduce ‘Slide’ by Calvin Harris. Maxwell would walk out, looking even cockier and more smug than in his match against The Woogieman.)
Rich Russillo: Yes! He’s here!
James Peters: Only two weeks ago he beat one of the most popular talents on Voltage, The Woogieman, and tonight he’s looking to keep his winning numbers up! This man has had an impressive handful of wins, and this match may possibly be no different from the last.
Rich Russillo: Possibly? I guarantee you Maxwell is winning.
(Maxwell would stare at his opponents, with a smug grin stretched on his face. He’d mockingly clap for them before losing his smile as he stops clapping. Maxwell hops onto the apron then enters the ring as he glares back and forth between his opponents.)
James Peters: Maxwell sure seems confident tonight, even with two opponents he’s set on winning. That’s a respectable aspect of Maxwell, although he can be cocky at times. But how are we sure he isn’t OVERconfident? Facing two opponents is a hard task, whilst they could decide to team with you, they could also team ON you. It’s pretty much a gamble at the start of matches.
Rich Russillo: I’m sure Maxwell has it all figured out, trust me. He’s a smart guy. He’ll make quick and easy work out of these two chumps. When will he get a REAL challenge?
Persephone: I don’t care who he faces, I just want it over.
Rich Russillo: Don’t worry, sweetheart, it will be over soon!
(DING! DING! DING!)
James Peters: The bell rings as the three competitors slowly walk to the center of the ring. Maxwell is looking at both of them…Hang on…Are they…They’re slowly turning around to face Maxwell! Are they going to team up on him as I predicted! …Well, that doesn’t seem likely as Maxwell quickly avoids the confrontation by sliding out of the ring. Max is encouraging them to fight, but it doesn’t seem li- OH! CONOR RYAN JUST SUPERKICKED CAMERON CLARK STRAIGHT IN THE JAW! EARLY COVER!
Rich Russillo: Cameron swiftly kicks out! I must say I didn’t expect that short alliance, nor that betrayal! Perfect timing from Conor! Well, maybe not perfect, but it was pretty good. Look at Maxwell now, he’s climbing to the top rope from the apron! Conor Ryan notices this and grabs Max by the foot. Conor pulls Maxwell off the top rope, but Maxwell lands on his feet! Maxwell places Conor in the corner and takes a few steps back…RUNNING BIG BOOT- NO! CONOR ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! WAIT A SECOND, CAMERON CLARK WITH THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE ONTO CONOR! NO! CONOR PUSHES THE KNEE DOWNWARDS! CONOR GOES FOR ONE OF HIS OWN, BUT CAMERON CATCHES HIS LEG! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE STOMACH FROM CAMERO- NO! CONOR GRABS HOLD OF HIS LEG! THEY’RE BOTH HOPPING ON ONE FOOT! MAXWELL IS RUNNING FORWARD…STANDING DOUBLE DROPKICK! HE DROPKICKED BOTH OF THEM, AND THEY HAVE TO ROLL OUT! LOOK AT MY BOY! BRILLIANT!
James Peters: The match has only just started and these three men are giving it their all! That was an incredible sequence from all three of them. Maxwell heads to the middle turnbuckles now, what’s he looking for? Oh…He’s just showboating.
Rich Russillo: Look at him! It’s what a true star looks like.
James Peters: It’s hard to deny the talent Maxwell possesses, but he’s far too cocky. Oh! And would you look at that, Cameron Clark and Conor Ryan have a hold of both of Maxwell’s feet. What are they going to do? Oh…OH NO! THEY’RE ON THE TURNBUCKLES ALSO! THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS! MAXWELL IS FIGHTING BACK WITH STIFF ELBOWS TO BOTH OF THEIR JAWS. BOTH OF THEM FALL OFF THE TURNBUCKLES! Maxwell climbs down and heads over to Cameron Clark. He grabs him by the hair, and I’m sure his intentions won’t be pretty. He irish whips him into the ropes. He slides under him, before popping back up and leaping over Cameron to display his athleticism. Maxwell rises to his feet and grabs Clark under his armpits to lift him into the air in a swift motion, but Clark leaps over Maxwe- OH MY! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO A STANDING CONOR RYAN! MAXWELL TURNS AROUND AS CLARK GETS UP TO HIS FEET, MAXWELL RUNS TO CLAR- POP UP LIGER BOM- NO! MAXWELL LEAPS OVER CLARK MUCH LIKE HE DID TO MAX! MAXWELL ATTEMPTS THE RIPCORD BIG BOOT, BUT CLARK SIDESTEPS THE MOVE! CONOR RYAN IS BACK ON HIS FEET, SUPERKICK TO MAXWELL! MAXWELL STUMBLES BACKWARD- CAMERON CLARK HITS A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! MAXWELL IS DOWN!
Rich Russillo: Oh no! Max, please get back up! Yes! He rolls out, thank god! Look in the ring though, Clark and Ryan are staring each other down as if they were enemies, and I’m pretty sure this match might make them enemies. Are they going to come to blows? Clark appears to be the first one to act as he locks in a quick headlock to change the pace of the match. Conor drops down to his knees and tugs on Cameron’s ankle to make him fall onto his knees. Conor quickly puts his speed on display as he locks in a crossface before he’s even expected to move, but Cameron Clark quickly slips out of it as if he was made of butter! Cameron grips onto Conor Ryan’s foot and tries to lock in an ankle lock, but Conor quickly rolls forward to flip Cameron onto his back! Conor quickly gets to his feet and scurries over to Cameron. He grabs him by the head and lies down whilst putting his thighs around his skull! A headscissors hold performed by The Reaper! Conor tightens his legs together, hoping to squeeze the soul out of ‘Mr Average’, but Cameron swiftly rolls onto his stomach and stands up to escape the hold! Cameron stumbles back to the corner as Conor stands up, oh and he runs forward- PK! A PENALTY KICK TO THE CHEST OF CAMERON! CONOR RYAN KNEELS DOWN AND COVERS!
James Peters: IT’S OVE- NO! MAXWELL GRABS CONOR BY HIS FOOT AND DRAGS HIM OUT OF THE RING! CONOR’S UPPER BODY CRASHES AGAINST THE MAT OUTSIDE WITH A LOUD THUD AS MAXWELL SLIDES INTO THE RING! MAXWELL STEALS THE COVER!
James Peters: NO! CAMERON KICKS OUT AT TWO! MAXWELL ALMOST JUST STOLE THE VICTORY FROM CONOR RYAN, BUT CAMERON WAS TOO RESILIENT!! MAXWELL IS FUMING! HE’S STANDING UP WITH CLARK’S HAIR GRIPPED IN HIS HANDS! WHAT’S HE LOOKING FOR? HEADBUTT! A HEADBUTT TO CAMERON! AND ANOTHER! AND A QUICK TRANSITION INTO A URANAGE! HE PLANTED CAMERON INTO THE MAT WITH A DEVASTATING URANAGE! WAIT LOOK BEHIND HIM! CONOR RYAN IS STOOD ON THE APRON! HE HOPS OVER THE TOP ROPE, THEN JUMPS BACK INTO THE AIR! POISONRANA TO MAXWELL! HE SPIKES HIM ON HIS HEAD! IT’S OVER, COVER!!!!
Rich Russillo: YES! MAXWELL IS STILL IN IT! HE KICKS OUT! JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! PRINCE WEALTHY REMAINS IN THE MATCH! EVEN AFTER THAT POISONRANA HE REMAINS IN THE CONTEST! :blessed:
Persephone: Please stop shouting in my ear. I wish Rex was here right now.
Rich Russillo: You have me!
Persephone: … Get me out of here.
Rich Russillo: My car is parked outside if you wa-
James Peters: WAIT, WHAT ON EARTH IS CONOR RYAN DOING? HE’S SLOWLY CLIMBING ON THE NORTH-WEST TURNBUCKLES, AND HE’S LOOKING DOWN AT MAXWELL!! OH MY GOD! HE DIVES OFF- SUPERKICK! HE JUST GOT CAUGHT WITH A SUPERKICK FROM CAMERON CLARK OUT OF MID AIR! WHERE DID HE EVEN COME FROM?!?!?!? OH NO, MAXWELL IS STOOD UP BEHIND HIM! MONEYMAKER! THE ELBOW SMASH TO THE HEAD! CAMERON FALLS OVER, BUT LANDS ON TOP OF CONOR’S TORSO!
James Peters: IT’S OV- NO! MAXWELL BREAKS IT UP WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! MAXWELL LANDS INTO A COVER!!!
Rich Russillo: CAMERON CLARK GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! WHY DOESN’T HE JUST STAY DOWN???? MAXWELL HAS EARNED THE VICTORY ALREADY! MAXWELL IS GETTING ANGRIER, AND THAT’S JUSTIFIED! HE HAD THE WIN IN HAND, BUT THAT IGNORANT CAMERON CLARK KICKED OUT!
Persephone: If you shout one more time I’m about to reach over there and strangle you.
James Peters: Maxwell is slowly but surely rising to his feet as two opponents lie under his feet. Maxwell is furious at the kick out, and I’m sure he feels the same way Rich does about it. Maxwell is stepping over Conor and Cameron as he heads to the turnbuckles. Oh my. He’s slowly climbing onto the middle rope, but Conor and Cameron are both on their feet again. They’ve got ahold of his legs, just like at the beginning of the match. Oh my…Oh no they’re following him. They’re both climbing onto the middle rope as they hold onto his waist, this does not look good! Wait a second, Conor Ryan is climbing onto the top turnbuckle! Oh…OH MY GOD! MAXWELL IS BEING PUSHED ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE ALSO! This cannot end well! Maxwell is fighting back with punches to Conor’s gut…Oh and he kicks Clark in the chest which causes him to slip off the turnbuckles! Clark slowly rolls onto the apron. Hang on…Oh my…NO! CONOR RYAN HAS MAXWELL IN THE PERFECT POSITION FOR A BRIGHTON DESTROYER FROM THE TOP ROPE! MAXWELL IS TRYING TO FIGHT BACK WITH JABS TO HIS LEG! OH, BUT CONOR LEAPS ANYWAY! NO! MAXWELL HANGS ON, CAUSING CONOR TO HIT THE MAT WITH NOBODY HOME! WAIT A SECOND, MAXWELL LEAPS INTO THE AIR! PHEONIX SPLASH! NO!!!!! CONOR RYAN ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! MAXWELL LANDS CHEST FIRST INTO THE RING MAT! THAT ISN’T SOFT, THAT IS HARD WOOD UNDER THERE! WAIT…CAMERON IS SLOWLY CLIMBING BACK ONTO THE TOP ROPE FROM THE APRON! HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR! FROG SPLASH!!!!! THE FROGGER CONNECTS! CAMERON CLARK CRAWLS OVER TO MAXWELL, BUT WAIT! CONOR RYAN IS ON HIS FEET AS HE SLIDES OVER TO CAMERON! HE LIFTS HIM TO HIS FEET, BRIGHTON DESTROYER! IT CONNECTS! BUT HE HANGS ONTO HIS WAIST! NO…WHAT’S HE DOING? HE DEADLIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND…GUTWRENCH SITOUT POWERBOMB! AND A COVER!
Rich Russillo: KICK OUT!! YES!! AT THE VERY LAST SECOND CAMERON CLARK GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS!??!? MAXWELL STILL HAS A CHANCE! Speaking of Maxwell, he’s barely waking up! In the corner he’s using the ropes to get to his feet, whereas Conor Ryan is already standing. Conor approaches the corner and slaps Maxwell in the face! Hey man, fuck you! Oh now Conor chops Maxwell! Followed up by a forearm strike! Then another chop and another forearm! He’s just going to town on Maxwell’s chest! He’s still going! My god! His chest is going red! Stop this man!
Persephone: Can one of you just lie down and let the other pin you? Thanks.
James Peters: Take a look at the other corner! Cameron Clark is on his feet! Both Maxwell and Conor are focused on each other! Oh look…Cameron runs towards both of them! LEAPING FOREAR- NO! SOMEHOW THEY NOTICED AT THE LAST SECOND AND LIFTED HIM ONTO THE TOP ROPE…WAIT…CAMERON CLARK WITH THE MOONSAULT PRESS ONTO BOTH MEN! MAXWELL AND CONOR ARE BOTH DOWN! CLARK NEEDS TO CAPITALIZE ON ONE OF THESE MEN! CLARK HAS GRABBED MAXWELL BY HIS HAIR, AND NOW HE’S LIFTING HIM TO A STANDING POSITION. CAMERON CLARK RUNS THE ROPES, MAXWELL HITS A LARIAT- NO! CLARK DUCKS. HE RUNS TO THE OTHER SIDE…WHAT!?!?!? BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE FROM CONOR RYAN OUT OF NOWHERE!! HOW IS HE EVEN STANDING!?!? CLARK FALLS TO HIS KNEES, BUT CONOR ISN’T DONE! HE GRABS CAMERON CLARK BY HIS HAIR! ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! A FIFTH KNEE TO THE HEAD OF CAMERON CLARK WHICH KNOCKS HIM STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO HIS STOMACH! THIS COULD BE THE VICTORY FOR CONOR RYA- WAIT! SUPERMAN PUNCH FROM MAXWELL, NO! CONOR RYAN DUCKS THE SUPERMAN PUNCH AND HITS MAXWELL IN THE GUT WITH A THRUST KICK! OH WAIT A SECOND, HE HOOKS MAXWELL’S HEAD AND LEG…PARADOOOOOXXXXX! NO!! MAXWELL FRONT FLIPS OUT OF IT! ROUNDHOUSE KICK! CONOR RYAN DUCKS IT! CONOR GOES FOR A TORNADO KICK, BUT MAXWELL STEPS OUT OF THE WAY! MAXWELL GOES FOR THE BIG BOOT! CONOR CATCHES HIS FOOT! CONOR RYAN STRIKES MAXWELL IN THE JAW! AND AGAIN! FINALLY HE FOLLOWS UP WITH A BICYCLE KNEE, BUT MAXWELL BLOCKS IT USING HIS FOREARM! ENZUIGIRI! MAXWELL IS CAUGHT OFF GUARD AND IS HIT WITH AN ENZUIGIRI FROM CONOR RYAN!!!! MAXWELL IS DOWN FOR THE COUNT!!!!
Rich Russillo: NO!!!! WAIT, YES!!! MAXWELL KICKS OUT!!!!!!! THIS IS THE MOST RESILIENT MAN I HAVE EVER MET!!!!! MAXWELL IS STILL IN IT! NO! CONOR RYAN IS GRABBING HIM BY HIS HAIR AGAIN! HE’S LIFTING HIM UP…LIFTING UNDERHOOK- NO! MAXWELL KICKS HIS FEET DOWN TO THE GROUND…HE IRISH WHIPS CONOR, AND CONOR GETS CAUGHT WITH ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM CAMERON! CONOR IS SPUN AROUND INTO A BIG BOOT FROM MAXWELL! HE STUMBLES BACK INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX! NO, CONOR LANDS ON HIS FEET! CONOR BACKFLIPS OUT OF IT! CAMERON RUNS TOWARDS MAXWELL AND DUCKS A LARIAT. HE CLIMBS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, DIVING METEORA!!! HE LIFTS HIM BACK UP, THIS COULD BE IT! LUMBAR CHEC- NO! MAXWELL BACKFLIPS AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! LOOK AT CONOR, HE’S RUNNING OVER TO THE TWO! OH GOD! MAXWELL JUST SHOVED CAMERON INTO CONOR, FORCING THE LATTER TO FALL OVER. WAIT A SECOND, FROM BEHIND, THE GOLDEN BOOT!!! MAXWELL JUST HIT THE RIPCORD BICYCLE KICK! HE COVERS HIM!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(After the bell rings, ‘Slide’ by Calvin Harris once again plays through the speakers.)
Rich Russillo: OH MY GOD! I TOLD YOU!! HE DID IT!!! MAXWELL IS THE WINNER ONCE AGAIN, DEFEATING TWO MEN THIS TIME!!! AHAHAHA! HE REALLY IS THE FUTURE MR. 24/7 :wow:!!!!
James Peters: I cannot lie, Maxwell put up a jaw dropping performance tonight! He has earned this victory in every sense of the word, and I cannot wait to see what he does next!
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…MMMMAXWEELL!!!!!!!
(Maxwell’s arm is raised as all 40-50 crowd members boo. Maxwell would climb the turnbuckles and raise his arms before Voltage faded to the backstage area.)
(Voltage reopens and shows both members of The Grand Athletes standing by the guerilla curtain. Their match against The Covenant is next, and it seems like Limmy Monaghan and Mark Macias are having a pretty heated discussion about something.)
Mark Macias: We can not just go to Captain Charisma and demand a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships! He will laugh at us!
Limmy Monaghan: He might laugh his arse off, but we have been the victims of screwjob after screwjob, and last week at Fighting Spirit he put us in the ring with a fecking walrus and a psychopath! He owes us for risking our lives!!!
Mark Macias: Now Limmy, Malcolm Jones made the match, and not Captain Charisma.
Limmy Monaghan: All the more reason for us to demand we get our just due! We are not whipping boys for the rest of the roster! We are Grand Athletes who deserve to be in the spotlight!
Mark Marcias: Lets just take care of business tonight, and then we can go make our case to Captain Charisma.
Limmy Monaghan: Aye, and if we get screwed again, then what? Then what happens to us? We just let Pain for Pride pass us by without grabbing for the grass ring???
Mark Macias: BRASS ring. It’s ‘grabbing the brass ring’ and I hate that expression. It’s so cliched.
Limmy Monaghan: You are missing the point.
Mark Macias: I get the bloody point, for crying out loud.
Limmy Monaghan: No one else is gunna fight for us. We gotta fight for ourselves.
(Mark sighs, knowing his tag team partner has a point. Limmy shrugs his shoulders, fully believing that The Grand Athletes deserve a chance to compete at Pain for Pride. Both partners stare at each other, with no decision being made.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for AAA. Even if your membership is more than 60 days expired, they will still give you the option to renew so you don’t have to pay the $20 enrollment fee :wow:)
(Voltage returns and cuts right back to the ringside area.)
Bella Braxton: The following Tag Team match is set for one fall…
(“I Want It All” by Queen hits as Limmy Monaghan and Mark Macias step out onto the stage together. They both walk down the ramp as the crowd in attendance reacts strongly to their entrance, despite their small number. A lot of boos can be heard but the Grand Athletes are not phased by the hostile reception one bit)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first at a combined weight of 401lbs, LIMMY MONAGHAN AND MARK MACIAS! THE GRAND ATHLETES!
Persephone: Oh no, not these two clowns again….
Rich Russillo: We can’t exactly say that Fighting Spirit was a successful night for these two but hey. They are still one of the most promising Tag Teams in EAW today and I can see great things in their future. Obviously the Grand Athletes are looking to regroup here and what better way than by beating another up and coming Tag Team that is making quite a buzz around the Voltage locker room. We will see if they have what it takes to put Colby Sol and Jesse Barlow down tonight.
(The Grand Athletes enter the ring as their tune fades out. “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plays up as Jesse Barlow and Colby Sol show up on stage, accompanied by Hannah Marin who stand in the middle of the two. They look down on the Grand Athletes with an arrogant look on their faces, and then proceed to walk down the ramp)
Bella Braxton: And their opponents, being accompanied to the ring by Hannah Marin… at a combined weight of 433 pounds… Colby Sol and Jesse Barlow! The Covenant!
James Peters: Ah! What a lovely family!
Rich Russillo: Give me a break! That young man Colby Sol has been brainwashed! Jesse Barlow is a literal demon, he forced him into this alliance and… look at them now! It looks like they are legitimate allies now! I swear, I cannot believe what I’m seeing.
Persephone: Me neither. I cannot believe EAW is the biggest wrestling company ever if we keep employing these idiots.
Rich Russillo: That’s not what I meant!
(Jesse Barlow and Colby Sol enter the ring as Hannah Marin takes her place at ringside)
(DING DING DING)
James Peters: Tag Team action is underway here tonight as the newly formed Tag Team known as The Covenant is taking on The Grand Athletes in what is going to be a banger for sure. It looks like Limmy Monaghan and Colby Sol are going to get us started off. Limmy as usual doesn’t seem to be taking this contest seriously as he’d much rather blow virtual kisses to Hannah Marin than compete here tonight. Ouch! What a slap by Colby Sol! That is going to leave a mark! Colby Sol surely has no time to waste here as he goes right after Limmy Monaghan and pushes him all the way to the corner, as both Mark and Jesse look on. Colby goes for a series of knee strikes to the midsection of Limmy but the Grand Athlete wants none of that and he counters that attempt, as Colby is now the one trapped in the corner.
Rich Russillo: Boom! What a brutal chop by Limmy Monaghan! A sick thud echoes throughout the arena as the fans in attendance could hear it loud and clear despite the plexiglass barrier. Limmy now drags Colby right in the middle of the ring as he attempts to trap him in a reverse STO… No, Colby was one step ahead of that one and he reversed it! Colby with a stiff forearm shot to the head of Limmy who stumbles back to the ropes. Colby Sol presses on the advantage as he Irish whips his opponent all the way to the other side of the ring, Limmy bounces off the ropes… improvvise Sling Blade by Limmy Monaghan! Colby Sol lands neck first on the mat, but he quickly gets back to his feet just to get hit again by Limmy with a rough Neckbreaker. Limmy goes for an early pin attempt… Nope, Colby got the shoulder up before the referee could even get to his knees and start the count. Limmy Monaghan is right on top of Colby Sol though and he does not allow him to regroup. Limmy is now dragging Colby all the way to his corner….
Persephone (mimicking the referee): END! As in “end” this match, please!
Rich Russillo: No Persephone, that was a tag and now both Limmy and Mark have a few seconds to work together. Limmy is pounding Colby in the corner with a vicious sequence of kicks and it looks like Mark Macias wants to join in on the fun! Now the two Grand Athletes are working together to kick a whole in Colby Sol as one half of the Covenant is trapped in their corner. The Mark and Monaghan kicks, as they call them, are proving to be very effective! Colby Sol collapses to the mat as Mark Macias goes for the cover…
James Peters: And a Kickout by Colby Sol. Mark Macias now is picking him up yet again, he wraps his arm around Colby’s neck as he goes for a Snap DDT… Wait a moment, Colby successfully pushed him off. Mark Macias stumbles back… Hey! Jesse Barlow just hit Macias with a sneaky kick to the back as the referee did not see! SOL FOOD! COLBY SOL JUST NAILED MARK MACIAS AFTER THE DISTRACTION BY JESSE BARLOW AND JUST LIKE THAT, THE GRAND ATHLETES HAVE NOW LOST CONTROL OF THE MATCH.
Rich Russillo: Colby Sol has just tagged his partner back in but he doesn’t seem willing to exit the ring just yet… Ouch! Stiff corner knee by Colby Sol as Mark Macias is stunned…. SPEAR BY JESSE BARLOW! BRUTAL COMBINATION BY THE COVENANT AS JESSE BARLOW GOES FOR THE COVER…
Rich Russillo: And a kickout by Mark Macias! Looks like Jesse Barlow has the upper hand right now, him and Colby are doing a great job of cutting the ring in half and isolating Mark Macias here. Hannah Marin is cheering as Jesse Barlow drags Mark Macias all the west to their corner and tags Colby Sol in yet again.
James Peters: Colby Sol is now the legal man yet again and he presses on the advantage. A sick forearm shot to the skull of Mark Macias, a sick thud echoes throughout the arena and sends chills down the spines of the handful of EAW fans in attendance here tonight. Another shot by Colby… and another one! The referee is stepping in to make sure Colby Sol is not abusing the rules, remember that straight punches are illegal. This time though the self proclaimed Right Hand of Virtue is not using his actual right hand, rather his forearms to carve Mark Macias in and ruin his pretty face!
Persephone: Pretty? Give me a break. The best movies that guy could star in are those cheap YouTube series. And now that Colby has done him a little makeover, his acting days will be over for good. And thankfully so.
Rich Russillo: Mark Macias is in a rough predicament here, he has to find a way to tag his partner back in but I’m not sure he’ll be able to. Colby Sol is pressing the advantage here as he drags him all the way to the nearby corner, still far away from his partner Limmy Monaghan who is trying to cheer him on for as best as he possibly can. Now Colby grabs his arm and launches him with a strong Irish Whip to the opposite corner, he tries to follow up… BUT MARK MACIAS REBOUNDS OFF THE CORNER AND HITS HIM WITH A FEROCIOUS BIG BOOT OUT OF NOWHERE! YIKES, COLBY SOL HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT COLD BY A BIG BOOT.
James Peters: It’s now or never for Mark Macias, he has to make the tag but I’m afraid he doesn’t have much left in the tank. He collapses to the mat right after knocking Colby Sol out. All he has to do is to crawl all the way to his corner but I’m afraid that’s easier said than done! He still has a long way to go. Colby Sol is stunned but he slowly regains consciousness, mostly thanks to the constant screams of Hannah Marin. I don’t think anybody could fall asleep when she’s around, she’d wake up even Morpheus. Colby Sol tries to catch Mark Macias by his legs but Mark is struggling, he is wiggling and trying to escape his hold… Mark with a strong push, he sends Colby crashing to the corner! It’s his time, Mark Macias is crawling towards Limmy, he is just a few fingertips away…
Rich Russillo: Wait a minute! Jesse Barlow with a sneaky attack just took out Limmy! He has made him fall off the apron and he has now sent him crashing against the steel steps, ouch! What a turn of events, I wasn’t expecting that and clearly Mark Macias was not expecting it either. Hannah Marin is jumping out of happiness for what just happened, the referee is mad but the damage has already been done. Colby Sol drags Mark Macias all the way back to his corner and tags Jesse Barlow back in, after he got back on the apron, where he should’ve been all along!
James Peters: Jesse Barlow tags himself in and allows Colby Sol to recover. So far The Covenant have been really impressive. Jesse Barlow is now trying to slow things down as he locks Macias in a tight headlock right in the middle of the ring. Mark Macias is gasping for air, I’m not sure he’ll be able to reach the ropes from there as he is too far away. Jesse Barlow has been a master strategist so far, but don’t count the Grand Athletes out just yet. Mark Macias slowly gets back to his feet as Jesse Barlow does what he can to keep the headlock in and prevent him from escaping. Stiff elbow to the midsection of Barlow, another stiff shot! Mark Macias uses the momentum he got to push Jesse Barlow to the ropes and he pushes him off, sending Barlow bouncing off the ropes as he tries to catch him with a Big Boot off the rebound! No! Jesse Barlow ducks under at the very last second, Jesse is now behind Mark as he locks his arms around his waist. Jesse tries to lift him up for a German Suplex but Mark dives his elbow right in the hands of Jesse, forcing him to release the hold! Jesse is stunned… NECKBREAKER BY MARK MACIAS… HE GOT HIM! MARK MACIAS GOES FOR A DESPERATE COVER ATTEMPT!
Rich Russillo: And a strong Kickout by Jesse Barlow! Only a two count for the Grand Athletes here. Mark Macias is visibly frustrated but at the least he has earned some separation between him and his opponent, he can now use this opportunity to tag his partner in. Jesse Barlow somehow makes it back to his feet even quicker than Macias despite being the one who was pinned just a few moments earlier, but that’s not a surprise given how much punishment has been inflicted throughout the match. Jesse Barlow now picks him up by the hair… hey, wait a minute! What is Limmy Monaghan doing? Is he… dancing in front of Hannah Marin?
(The camera pans over at ringside and focuses on Limmy Monaghan as he dances in a very “seductive” way in front of Hannah Marin, who looks on with a disgusted look on her face. Meanwhile the crowd in attendance is laughing out loud for how ridiculous the scene looks)
Persephone: Oh man, what is that idiot thinking?
James Peters: Look at him go! Limmy Monaghan showing off some impressive dancing skills there, although I’m not sure Hannah Marin is a fan of his work! Wait! The distraction is working! Jesse Barlow approaches the ropes and he is clearly furious for what is happening in front of his very eyes! Jesse Barlow is now screaming at Limmy Monaghan, telling him to back off! Colby is stunned, he doesn’t know what to say… MARK MACIAS IS BACK TO HIS FEET! MARK MACIAS JUST CAUGHT JESSE BARLOW BY SURPRISE WITH A SNEAKY ATTACK FROM BEHIND! HE JUST WRAPPED HIS ARM AROUND JESSE’S NECK AND HE HIT HIM WITH HIS SIGNATURE REALITY CHECK! KNEE TO THE HEAD AND THEN… BOOM, THE NECKBREAKER CONNECTS! END SCENE CONNECTED TO PERFECTION AS MARK MACIAS FINALLY GOT THE UPPER HAND!
James Peters: Brilliant Tag Team action here tonight as Limmy Monaghan just found a very… can I say “creative”? Yeah, creative way to turn hints around for his team. Now Mark Macias is crawling towards his corner, Jesse Barlow is still stunned… He is going to make the tag to Colby, he is struggling to even make it back to his feet here… Mark Macias is just fingertips away! HE MAKES THE TAG!
Rich Russillo: Limmy Monaghan is in! Limmy Monaghan is fired up and he steps inside the squared circle to turn things around just as Jesse Barlow tags Colby Sol in! Both men are now going at it in the middle of the ring, Limmy just ducked a clothesline by Colby as he rebounds off the ropes… WAIT! BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE BY LIMMY MONAGHAN, HE HAS COMPLETELY ANNIHILATED COLBY SOL WITH ONE MOVE THERE! LIMMY MONAGHAN IS IN CONTROL, HE HAS TO END THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE! MARK MACIAS IS OUT BUT SO IS JESSE BARLOW! COLBY SOL IS BACK TO HIS KNEES… LIMMY MONAGHAN IS READY FOR HIS RUNNING METEORA, HE IS GOING TO END HIM… NO! HANNAH MARIN JUST GOT A HOLD OF HIS FOOT! LIMMY MONAGHAN IS DISTRACTED!
James Peters: JESSE BARLOW WITH HIS REPENT FROM THE APRON! HE JUST STUNNED LIMMY MONAGHAN WHO STUMBLES BACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS RINT NOW… BUT WHERE’S COLBY? I DON’T SEE HIM… OH NO! COLBY SOL WITH A SPRINGBOARD SUPERMAN PUNCH! THE KRYPTONITE CONNECTED TO PERFECTION! COLBY SOL JUST MADE THE MOST OUT OF THE DISTRACTION AND HE LAID OUT MONAGHAN WITH A BRUTAL COMBINATION… MARK MACIAS IS STILL OUT ON THE OUTSIDE…. THE COVER….
(DING DING DING)
(“Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plays up once again as the referee raises Colby’s hand in celebration)
Bella Braxton: Here are your winners… the team of Colby Sol and Jesse Barlow… The Covenant!
Persephone: Imagine having to cheat to beat those two losers!
James Peters: I wouldn’t call it cheating, just… Tag Team chemistry. We’ve seen two of the most promising Tag Teams on Voltage going all out tonight but The Covenant just had something more to give and managed to pull off a big win.
Rich Russillo: Fire & Ice better be on the lookout. If this is the level of intensity we are going to see at Pain for Pride, then they better be ready for anything. As for the Grand Athletes, well they have nothing to be ashamed of. It could’ve gone either way in the end.
(The Covenant celebrate their victory, while Limmy and Mark are forced to come to the realization that they legitimately got screwed this time around.)
(Voltage fades into a promotional ad for Pain for Pride.)
(A Pain for Pride promotional ad airs, highlighting the EAW World Championship match between Rex McAllister and the champion, Andrea Valentine. See these two Elitists clash in what will no doubt be a Match of the Year contender when Pain for Pride comes to you live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the weekend of June 26th – 28th.)
(Voltage returns and the scene opens up inside the office of Voltage commissioner, Captain Charisma. He is sitting behind his desk, but he’s not alone. Showdown Elitists, Alexis Chambers and the PURE Champion, Jake Smith, are sitting in chairs across from the desk. An unknown man is with them, but he is standing up. A briefcase is beside his feet. The atmosphere in the room is incredibly tense.)
Captain Charisma: I understand that Bethany could have caused permanent harm to you, Alexis, but what do you suggest I do? You are well within your right to sue her or whatever it is you’re attempting to do, but I don’t understand why I’m being dragged into this. Who’s this, by the way?
(Captain Charisma gestures towards the mystery gentleman. Alexis gives the guy a nod, almost as if it’s a cue to speak, and he takes a step closer to Captain Charisma’s desk and extends his hand. Captain Charisma doesn’t stand up, nor does he go for a handshake. This does not deter the other man.)
Mystery Man: My name is Samuel Wenzell and I’m an injury attorney.
Captain Charisma: :mjgrin: A lawyer.
Samuel Wenzell: The reason Miss Chambers and I have decided to approach you is because the violent attack my client was subjected to happened on a show that was under your direct supervision. It’s not my client’s fault that you can not control the Elitists on your brand, and it’s from my understanding you have a history of this, even getting removed from your position for a period of time this season.
(Captain Charisma smiles at Samuel Wenzell sarcastically but doesn’t interrupt.)
Samuel Wenzell: Miss Chambers doesn’t want to take legal action, not with Pain for Pride being this close, but we are prepared to go to court over what happened to her, especially since it hindered her chance to win the No Way Out match and basically took a world championship opportunity off the table for her.
Captain Charisma: I see. Did your client explain to you how she has been purposely provoking a woman, who has a history of being unstable, in a malicious manner?
Alexis Chambers: Excuse me? I’m dating Jake, and that is not me provoking Bethany! I can’t help it that he picked me over her disgusting, psychotic ass. Who the fuck wouldn’t pick me over THAT?!
Jake Smith: :whoa: Now Alexis, we are not dating. I will admit that you’ve kissed me a few times and I haven’t hated it, but that’s as far as it goes.
(Alexis smiles sweetly at her mentor.)
Alexis Chambers: Now babe, you don’t have to play pretend in front of Mr. Wenzell and Captain Charisma. Bethany is not around, so you don’t have to lie.
Samuel Wenzell: It’s poor form on your part, Mr. Daniels, to place the blame on my client’s shoulders. Miss Chambers is an innocent young woman who happened to fall in love with Mr. Smith and that does not give anyone the right to come at her in such a violent manner.
(Jake blinks and looks at Alexis.)
Jake Smith: You’re in love with me?!
Alexis Chambers: Oopsie! Well, I didn’t want it to come out like that, but come on Jake. We’re good together!
(Jake starts to say something, but the door of Captain Charisma’s office bursts open.)
???: WE WERE JUST ROBBED OUT THERE!!!
(Limmy Monaghan forces his way in, and Mark Macias is on his tail.)
Mark Macias: WE DEMAND TO BE COMPENSATED FOR ALL THESE LOSSES WE HAVE BEEN TAKING RIGHT NOW!
(Mark collides into Limmy, which in turns knocks Limmy into Samuel Wenzell, which of course causes the attorney to lose his balance. Alexis jumps up to catch him and steady him, and Captain Charisma lets out a frustrated sigh.)
Captain Charisma: Mark, Limmy. I’m in the middle of a meeting.
(The Grand Athletes look at one another and decide they are going to take a stand of solidarity.)
Mark Macias: We don’t care.
Limmy Monaghan: Barlow and Sol were up to their old tricks and used their floozy to help them score a victory over us. We had that match won!
Mark Macias: They are the worst examples of number one contenders like ever, and if we would have gotten a fair match against them tonight, AND beat them, then we would have a case as to why we should get a chance to face Fire and Ice at Pain for Pride.
Samuel Wenzell: Gentlemen, if you don’t mind…
???: WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING HERE?!
(Everyone’s attention turns towards the door that The Grand Athletes left wide open, and Dr. Bethany Blue is standing outside of it. She just happened to be walking by and heard the commotion and it shocked her to her very core to see Jake and Alexis inside the office.)
Alexis Chambers: DON’T LET HER IN HERE! SHE’S CRAZY!!!
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’M CRAZY?! I’M CRAZY?!?! YOU’RE THE ONE WHO’S THIRSTY FOR MY MAN AND ALL BUT RAPING HIM EVERY TIME YOU TWO ARE TOGETHER! HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?! IT’S ABSOLUTE FUDGING BULL SUGAR THAT YOU HAVE MANAGED TO BRAINWASH JAKE INTO THINKING HE LIKES YOU ENOUGH TO CHEAT ON ME!
(Alexis has jumped up from her seat now and is very close to attacking Dr. Blue. She manages to somehow keep her calm, and force a smile across her face.)
Alexis Chambers: You and Jake are not together, moron. Jake and I are obviously in a relationship now and you need to accept that. I understand that probably upsets you because you are fucking delusional, but he’s made his decision. Jake is with me.
(Dr. Bethany Blue balls her fists up and clenches them at her sides.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I know you shoved your disease riddled tongue down his throat before his match last night, but whose bed do you think he woke up in this morning? MINE!
(Alexis turns to Jake, and narrows her eyes.)
Alexis Chambers: Is this true??
Jake Smith: :mjgrin: I plead the fifth!!!!
Dr. Bethany Blue: I let Jake play the role of gynecologist last night and I was his patient, and believe me, Alexis, he examined me thoroughly.
Limmy Monaghan: Tell me more.
(Mark slaps his partner upside the head.)
Mark Macias: Shut up, dude.
(Captain Charisma has gotten up from his desk. He’s lost his patience with this entire situation. First, he turns towards Samuel Wenzell.)
Captain Charisma: You can get the hell out of my office and out the building, first of all. For all the shit that EAW does and somehow avoids legal action, you can rest assured that you wouldn’t get very far in any kind of lawsuit when it comes to something happening between two contracted athletes who clearly have issues with one another.
(Samuel clears his throat, clearly annoyed, and grabs his briefcase.)
Samuel Wenzell: I will be in touch, Miss Chambers.
(Alexis flashes him a grateful smile and Samuel practically sprints as he pushes past Dr. Blue. Captain Charisma then turns to address the love triangle, or whatever the hell it is.)
Captain Charisma: As for you two, I think it’s obvious that something does need to be done about this situation. You two will never see eye to eye, and will continue fighting over something that’s not exactly a prize to start off with…
(Jake whips his head in Captain Charisma’s direction.)
Jake Smith: Did you just refer to me as ‘something’?! I’m the PURE Champ-
Captain Charisma: Shut the fuck up.
(Jake is stunned by the venom in Captain Charisma’s voice and promptly shuts his mouth.)
Captain Charisma: At Pain for Pride, I’m placing the two of you in a match together and appointing Jake as the special guest referee. All this pointless drama can finally get aired out and put to bed.
Dr. Bethany Blue: GOOD! DON’T THINK I WON’T INJECT HER WITH SYPHILIS TO KEEP JAKE AWAY FROM HER!!!!! FUDGING BEE-ITCH! I FUDGING HATE YOU!
Alexis Chambers: THE FEELING IS MUTUAL! AT LEAST NOW JAKE WILL FINALLY HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION BETWEEN THE TWO OF US!
(Jake’s blue eyes widen in fear.)
Jake Smith: Wait… no. NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! This is a horrible idea! I’m sure Ryan Wilson is like going to put Alexis in the Specialists Scramble or something.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Yes! This has gone on long enough, sweetheart, and it’s time that we settle it. The better woman will walk out of Pain for Pride with the guy.
Alexis Chambers: And trust me, with Jake’s training, the better woman is clearly me. Isn’t that right, Jake?
(Jake looks like a deer caught in headlights, and he isn’t sure exactly what to say.)
Limmy Monaghan (under his breath to Mark): Imagine if this was like a mud wrestling match…
Mark Macias (under his breath to Limmy): Now is not the time for your weird fantasies to come to light.
(Jake’s head snaps in the direction of The Grand Athletes now. A mud wrestling match? A smirk comes across his face.)
Jake Smith: So hear me out…
(Captain Charisma groans.)
Jake Smith: If the beautiful Dr. Blue and the gorgeous Alexis Chambers are going to do battle for my heart in a match that has me as the special guest referee, surely it needs to be a special match, amirite?
(Dr. Blue and Alexis look at one another and even though they’re glaring at one another, both of them are curious to see what Jake has up his sleeve.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Perhaps…
Alexis Chambers: Maybe…
(Jake turns to Alexis and takes her hand. The doctor is literally shaking with rage right now as the two touch each other in front of her.)
Jake Smith: You said you’re in love with me, right? That means you’ll fight for my heart in any kind of match, right?
Alexis Chambers: Without question.
(Jake smirks and turns his attention to the very angry Dr. Bethany Blue.)
Jake Smith: And since I took your virginity, which is the most precious gift anyone could have ever given me, I know I’m special to you, Bethany. Right? If you beat Alexis at Pain for Pride, that would mean I’m free to be more than just your friend with benefits. You could potentially become the girlfriend of the PURE Champion.
Captain Charisma: Should you even retain against Xander Payne.
(Jake ignores the Hall of Famer.)
Jake Smith: I know you’ll fight in any match because you already competed in a Jell-O match this season. I’ll never forget how sexy you looked in that bikini.
Alexis Chambers: I’ll never forget how I attacked you that night.
Dr. Bethany Blue: I will defeat that woman in any match. I already accept whatever you’re going to throw out.
(Alexis is not about to be shown up.)
Alexis Chambers: I accept too!
Jake Smith: :mjgrin: :mjgrin: :mjgrin: Well, it looks like Pain for Pride is about to have its first ever… MUD WRESTLING MATCH!!!! :blessed:
(There’s an awkward silence before Dr. Blue finally squares her shoulders and lifts her chin.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Well, get ready for me to really drown you this time, Alexis!
Alexis Chambers: You won’t be catching me off guard this time, ‘doc’. It’s going to be real satisfying to put you down and get you out of the picture for good.
(Nothing else is said between the women. The only thing that happens is Bethany makes a throat slashing gesture and storms off. Alexis looks at Jake and blows him a kiss before she exits the office, heading in the opposite direction of Bethany. A little laugh escapes from Jake, but before he leaves, Captain Charisma clears his throat.)
Captain Charisma: Jake?
Jake Smith: Yea?
Captain Charisma: You have a lot of potential, and the talent to become a major player in this company for years to come. Don’t fuck it up, and if you do insist on continuing to do so, don’t bring two extremely gifted women down with you.
(Jake rolls his eyes, not really in the mood for a dad lecture. He doesn’t say another word and heads out of the office, which leaves Captain Charisma alone with The Grand Athletes.)
Captain Charisma: You two can go as well.
Mark Macias: Wait… no. What are you going to do about what happened earlier??
(Captain Charisma pinches the bridge of his nose, feeling annoyed.)
Captain Charisma: I’ll tell you what. If Limmy can defeat Colby next week, you two will be added to the Unified Tag Team Championship match at Pain for Pride. If not, then both of you will be in the 24/7 Battle Royal.
(The Grand Athletes look at one another and take deep breaths. That’s not exactly what they came into the office to hear, but at least it’s something. They now know they’ll be on the Pain for Pride card no matter what.)
Mark Macias: Alright. That works for us.
Captain Charisma: Good. Now get out.
(The Grand Athletes take their leave and Captain Charisma just shakes his head.)
(Voltage fades back to the ringside area.)
(The camera focuses on the ringside area which has several ladders set up around it. Hanging above the ring is what appears to be a golden ticket attached to a clip. In the middle of the ring is the Voltage ring announcer, Bella Braxton.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is a Cash in the Vault qualifier! In order to win the match, you must climb a ladder and grab the golden ticket which will take you to Pain for Pride!
(“Gangsta” by New Year’s Day begins to blast across the PA system and Ms. Extreme walks onto the stage.)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from Calabasas, California… weighing in at 135 pounds… she’s ‘The Red Queen’ Ms. Extreme!
James Peters: We are down to the final two spots in the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match which will be taking place in three weeks at Pain for Pride, and both of them are going to Voltage Elitists. Ms. Extreme, Komatsu Ogawa, Jack Ripley, and Gavin McArdle find themselves in position tonight to grab their tickets to Pain for Pride.
Rich Russillo: And they will literally be grabbing tickets! Captain Charisma changed this match right as we went on the air, stating that if any of these four Elitists wanted this opportunity bad enough, they needed to be prepared to bleed for it :damn:
Persephone: Sounds about right because why not be fucking barbaric about everything?
(Ms. Extreme pauses and looks at the ladders with a huge smile crossing her face. If she is sore or still feeling the after effects of the brutal No Way Out Match from last week, she’s not showing it. She’s more than ready to fuck shit up and grab that ticket for herself.)
(Ms. Extreme’s music fades out and is replaced by “Heartbeats” by King 180. After a moment, Komatsu Ogawa steps onto the stage.)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent… from Tokyo, Japan… weighing in at 251 pounds… he’s ‘The Serpent King’ Komatsu Ogawa!
Rich Russillo: This match has the potential to be absolutely brutal. Both Ms. Extreme and Komatsu Ogawa love the hardcore and extreme aspect of professional wrestling, despite being highly skilled athletes inside the ring.
Persephone: Well both are as dumb as a box of rocks, so I really can’t be shocked they’re willing to die and bleed inside the ring.
James Peters: Rex is the same way. You know that, right?
Persephone: Rex is not an animal like these two things are, thank you very much.
Rich Russillo: But he is someone who’s adapted to the deathmatch aspect of wrestling that Voltage seems to be so fond of. You can’t have one set of principles for one person, and then another set for everyone else, beautiful.
Persephone: I can do whatever the fuck I want, including being annoyed at this match.
(Ogawa has gotten inside the ring, and both competitors have let the referee know they are ready for the match to begin.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: Ogawa makes a beeline for Ms. Extreme but she cuts him off with a huge kick to the jaw! Ogawa staggers back against the ropes and Ms. Extreme clotheslines him to the ground! Ogawa scrambles to his feet but Ms. Extreme with a suicide dive between the ropes! The two are brawling on the ground now, with Ogawa getting the better of the exchange! Ogawa pulls Ms. Extreme up by the hair and rams her face first into a ladder!
Rich Russillo: Ogawa is stomping away on ‘The Red Queen.’ Cash in the Vault would be a huge opportunity for Ogawa to get himself out of the shadow of Shawn Sturgis, but he’s got a hell of a competitor to get past tonight. Ms. Extreme wants a world championship and you know she’s reeling from coming up short during the No Way Out Match.
Persephone: Well, if Ms. Extreme was as good as she claims to be then she should have been able to beat that fucking cunt who won the match.
James Peters: Ogawa has tossed Ms. Extreme back into the ring and slides a ladder inside! BUT MS. EXTREME WITH A SLIDING DROPKICK TO THE LADDER AND IT SLAMS INTO THE FACE OF KOMATSU OGAWA!!! OGAWA IS DOWN ON THE GROUND, WITH THE LADDER ON TOP OF HIM, AND MS. EXTREME QUICKLY CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE!!!!
Rich Russillo: A BLIND FURY! THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE LADDER!!!
Persephone: Ms. Extreme grabs the ladder and throws it into the ring, and she’s going to make the climb! She positions it under the golden Pain for Pride ticket, and begins to climb! She’s almost at the top and she’s reaching for the ticket!
James Peter: But Ogawa is back in the ring and he clubs Ms. Extreme in the back! The match isn’t going to end this quickly and Ogawa makes sure of that! Ms. Extreme tries to kick him away, but Ogawa grabs her by the leg and jerks her off the ladder! She catches her chin on the ladder! Ouch! That had to hurt.
Persephone: Isn’t she some fucking pain slut weirdo or whatever? She probably liked it.
James Peters: Ogawa dumps the ladder to the side, and begins stomping away on Ms. Extreme! He scoops her up and attempts to whip her into the ropes, but Ms. Extreme blocks and sends Ogawa into the ropes! Ogawa ducks underneath a lariat, bounces off the ropes, and strikes Ms. Extreme in the jaw with a big boot! She’s down and Ogawa follows that up with a leg drop! He drags Ms. Extreme over to the ladder by her hair and he hoists her up… suplex on top of the ladder!!! Ms. Extreme immediately grabs for her lower back and Ogawa targets it!
Rich Russillo: Ogawa strikes her repeatedly in the back with those double axe-handle shots! He takes a handful of hair and slams Ms. Extreme’s face off the ladder! He pulls her up and throws her into the corner! Ogawa charges forward and nails Ms. Extreme with a running corner clothesline! Ogawa follows that up by grabbing Ms. Extreme and planting her on the ladder with a bulldog! ‘The Red Queen’ is down and Ogawa is setting that ladder back up in the middle of the ring!
Persephone: Ogawa starts to climb while Ms. Extreme sits up! She sees Ogawa getting close to the golden ticket and she forces herself back up! Ms. Extreme throws herself against the ladder and Ogawa just landed pussy first on the ropes!!!
James Peters: :skip:!!!
Rich Russillo: Ms. Extreme lifts the ladder up and she runs it right into Ogawa! He falls from the ropes and hits the ground, and she lets the ladder drop on top of him! She’s out of the ring now and is stomping away on the ladder! It’s striking Ogawa in the face over and over again! She finally tires and slides the ladder back inside the ring. She’s positioning it under the golden Pain for Pride ticket, but on the outside Ogawa is already sitting back up! Ms. Extreme catches sight of this out of the corner of her eye, and she reaches through the ropes to grab Ogawa up.
Persephone: OGAWA WITH A TRASH CAN LID! THE MUST HAVE GRABBED THAT FROM UNDER THE RING! MS. EXTREME FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES AND OGAWA SLAMS THE METAL LID ACROSS HER FACE!!!
James Peters: OGAWA IS UP NOW AND HE’S DRAGGING MS. EXTREME TOWARDS ANOTHER LADDER! HE PLACES HER HEAD THROUGH THE RUNGS AND NOW HE’S CLIMBING UP THE OTHER SIDE :lupe:!!!
Rich Russillo: :lupe: This does not look good for Ms. Extreme! Ogawa has climbed all the way to the top of the ladder….
Persephone: OH MY GOSH! LEG DROP FROM THE TOP OF THE LADDER! HE JUST DROPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN AND LANDED ON MS. EXTREME’S LOWER BACK, LITERALLY CRUSHING HER THROAT!
James Peters: The small crowd we have just erupted in ‘holy shit’ chants, and damn! That really might have done some serious damage to Ms. Extreme.
Rich Russillo: She’s clutching her throat and that’s allowing Ogawa to slide a second ladder inside the ring. He checks to make sure she’s still down and now he is getting back into the ring. Komatsu Ogawa is now climbing the ladder!!!!
Persephone: Ms. Extreme is pulling herself up with the apron skirt! Ogawa sees Ms. Extreme getting back into the ring and he is back down the ladder! You went the wrong way, you dumb fuck!
James Peters: Ogawa meets Ms. Extreme with stomps to the back as she tries to get back inside! Ms. Extreme tries to grab him by the foot, but Ogawa stomps her hand and snatches her up by the back of her gear! He forearms the hell out of Ms. Extreme and tosses her into the corner! Ogawa with a shoulder to the gut, and he chops Ms. Extreme in the chest! Ogawa with several more chops, but finally Ms. Extreme is able to catch him by raking him across the face! Ogawa is momentarily stunned, and Ms. Extreme fights back with forearms now! She backs Ogawa up into the opposite corner, and she sucker punches him right in the stomach. Ogawa doubles over, gasping for air, and that allows Ms. Extreme to drive her knee up and into his nose! Ogawa falls back against the turnbuckles and Ms. Extreme hooks him around the neck, drags him out of the corner, and hits a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex!
Rich Russillo: She scurries over to the ladder and starts her descent! Ogawa seems to be down for the count as Ms. Extreme continues to climb up rung after rung just to reach that golden ticket! Yet Ogawa seems to be showing a bit of life as he’s beginning to slowly crawl over to that ladder, he’s using the base of it to drag himself up to his feet but he might just be too late. Ms. Extreme is realizing that as she’s beginning to make her way to the top of the ladder and this might just spell trouble! She’s on top of the ladder as she steadies herself-
James Peters: MY GAWD! OGAWA MANAGES TO BOOST HIMSELF UP AND PUSH THE LADDER FROM UNDERNEATH MS. EXTREME AS SHE LAUNCHES OFF THE LADDER AND BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND TUMBLES DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE AREA! MS. EXTREME IS DOWN!
Persephone: Believe it or not I’m actually liking this match, there’s a higher chance one of them might die!
James Peters: What is it with you and dying?
Persephone: Good entertainment Jorge.
Rich Russillo: The crowd is rampant at the moment as Ms. Extreme is down and out on the outside of the ring! This is giving Ogawa a chance to pull himself up to his feet as he looks to be the one getting the golden ticket in this matchup! But how is Ms. Extreme already beginning to arise, she’s beginning to pull herself up and that’s the grit you need to even make it in the Cash In The Vault match!
James Peters: Ogawa is barely there but we have to question how Ms. Extreme is already in the ring! She’s not wasting time trying to pry Ogawa down as she’s beginning to climb up to meet him herself! Ms. Extreme trying to grab Ogawa by the head and derail him, but Ogawa slamming Ms. Extreme’s head down on the top of the ladder. Both of them are going right at it with punch after punch now as Ms. Extreme finally gained Ogawa’s attention as with Ms. Extreme on the ladder with him there was no chance he’d be able to get the ticket!
Persephone: JUST GRAB IT! HOW HARD IS IT TO GRAB A PIECE OF PAPER THERE’S NO NEED FOR THIS!
Rich Russillo: Kween might be right but it’s always worth it to go the extra mile just in case. Ogawa trying to send a kick to the side of the ladder right to Ms. Extreme, but Ms. Extreme manages to catch the kick! Ms. Extreme quickly pushing it away as she slams Ogawa’s face right down into the ladder! Ogawa is stunned as I don’t think Ms. Extreme is contempt with just pushing him off the ladder, headlock position this does not look good for frankly I can admit either of these competitors at the moment! NO!
James Peters: MS. EXTREME WITH A TWIST OF FATE OFF THE LADDER! OGAWA AND MS. EXTREME ARE SLAMMED OFF THE LADDER AS BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN ON THE GROUND HOLY SHIT!
Rich Russillo: Everyone is down as the crowd is showing their support for this match! LOOK! MS. EXTREME IS MAKING HER WAY UP TO HER FEET! Ms. Extreme is crawling up using the ropes as Ogawa is still lifeless on the ground! She’s beginning to make her descent up the ladder as she’s reaching the top! IS SHE GOING TO GET THE GOLDEN TICKET AND HAVE HER WAY TO PAIN FOR PRIDE IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH?! OGAWA IS UP! OGAWA IS TRYING TO PUSH THE LADDER AWAY AND SHOVE MS. EXTREME OFF! WHO WILL MAKE IT!
James Peters: OGAWA BARELY SHIFTS THE LADDER AWAY FROM THE CENTER OF THE RING! BUT IT’S TOO LATE! MS. EXTREME HAS THE TICKET IN HER HAND!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Gangsta’ plays up as Ms. Extreme stays on the ladder in pain. She brings her hand out and looks at the golden ticket that she has at her disposal then looks up with a nod. She raises it in the air with a big smirk on her face as she does so and continues her celebration on top of the ladder, because what better?)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner qualifying for CASH IN THE VAULT… MS. EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!
Persephone: As much as I hate both of these competitors, why Ms. Extreme? You know I have this pure hatred for red headed women and frankly, it fills me up inside. Why did she win? I don’t know, all I know is that she’s going to get absolutely murdered at Pain For Pride, and I will rejoice.
Rich Russillo: Go off. Anyways Ms. Extreme now has her ticket to Pain For Pride, literally! She officially earned her shot in the Cash In The Vault match, and here she is! She said she is the women to beat and I can believe that wholeheartedly.
James Peters: She wants to become only the second women to win the Cash In The Vault and imagine if she does? She can complete the pieces of the puzzle in her career and finally do what I’m sure she’s longed for for a bit, and that’s win a World Title. The skys the limit at this point and I’m sure Ms. Extreme is going to make the best of it.
(After celebrating for another moment, Ms. Extreme finally climbs down the ladder. She waves the ticket in the air as she climbs out of the ring and begins to make her way up the stage. Standing at the top of the stage, waiting for her, is Voltage backstage interviewer, Sofia Clarke.)
Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen, give it up Ms. Extreme!
(The crowd pops again as the exhausted but triumphant Elitist stands in front of Sofia. She takes a moment to catch her breath before nodding at Sofia to continue.)
Sofia Clarke: Congratulations on qualifying for 2020 Cash in the Vault ladder match, Ms. Extreme! You were so close to getting into the Pain for Pride main event last weekend, how does it feel knowing that your world championship dreams are still alive?
(A huge smirk crosses Ms. Extreme’s face.)
Ms. Extreme: It feels fucking fantastic, and let me just say, I can’t wait to become the second ever Ms. Cash in the Vault. Now I know there’s another bitch in this match, who’s already declared victory and even picked out the championship she plans to cash in on, but Darcy May Morgan is going to have to find another route to take to get to the Universal Women’s Championship. While I agree with her that the championship needs to be elevated and turned into the most sought after championship in this company, I’m not about to let her be the person who believes she’s capable of that. Ms. Extreme is the only woman in this company capable of taking any championship and bringing it to never before seen heights. When I get my hands on that Cash in the Vault briefcase, bet I’m going to do exactly what Darcy believes she’s capable of doing and watch her cry silently as I crush the rest of the women’s division under my boot and become the most dominant champion the Universal Women’s Championship has seen so far.
Sofia Clarke: Can we say #SpoilerAlert???
Ms. Extreme: You can say whatever you want, but competing in the No Way Out match made me realize that the Universal Women’s Championship is what I want. It’s the next title I plan on adding to my collection, and once I get my hands on it, I’m going to hang on to it for a very, very long time.
(Ms. Extreme smirks and once again “Gangsta” starts to play across the PA system. She kisses her golden ticket and turns to head backstage as Voltage fades to a promotional ad for the upcoming draft show.)
(A promotional ad to tease the upcoming EAW Draft airs. Various pictures of Elitists flash across the screen while being engulfed in red, blue, and gold light. The annual EAW Draft Show takes place on July 5th, 2020, the week after Pain for Pride! You don’t want to miss it!)
(Voltage fades back to the arena, where Bella Braxton is seen in the center of the ring with a microphone in her hand.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen…. The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Fans: ONE FALL!!!!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first….
(‘Natural’ by Imagine Dragons hits, and the entire group of fans in attendance begin to cheer as Terry Chambers makes his way to the stage. Terry doesn’t stop or waste any time, immediately walking down to the ring, as Terry is ready to win the Interwire Championship once again, and this match is the first step he has to take in order to win the Championship once again.)
Bella Braxton: Making his way to the ring… Residing in Los Angeles, California…. Weighing in at 287 pounds…. THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE, TEEEEERRRRRRRYYYYYYYYY CCCHHHAAAAAMMMMBBBBEEEERRRSSSS!!!!!!
James Peters: Terry Chambers right now is on a quest to become Interwire Champion again, that much is obvious. You can see it in his eyes, Terry wants to reclaim that Championship, and right now is his best time to do that. If Terry wins tonight, he’ll go on to face SEBAS for number one contendership to the Interwire Championship.
Rich Russillo: Well, if there’s anyone who should be able to become number one contender, it should be someone who’s held the title once before like Terry. Terry Chambers is extremely talented, although his opponent tonight may have some tricks up his sleeves that could help him gain a win tonight.
Persephone: Oh no, I sense an earthquake.
James Peters: What?
Persephone: You heard me. I don’t like this at all. Not one bit.
(‘Mob Ties’ by Drake hits, and everyone in the arena behind the plexiglass walls begin to boo. Moments after, Cepheus St. Claire begins walking out to the stage alongside Lonnie Delmonty. Lonnie shares some words with Cepheus, and afterwards, the two begin walking down to the ring, completely ignoring all the fans booing, only paying attention to Cepheus’ opponent, Terry Chambers.)
Bella Braxton: And his opponent…. Accompanied by Lonnie Delmonty… Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada…. Weighing in at 230 pounds….. CEEEEPPHHHEEEUUUSSSSSSS ST. CLLAAAAAIIIIRRRREEE!!!!!!
James Peters: I’m sure Cepheus is extra motivated to defeat Terry tonight and go on to win the number one contendership after what happened at Fighting Spirit, where he lost to Jesse Barlow in that ultimate opportunity match. Cepheus has Lonnie Delmonty with him tonight as well, and Rich, is that what you meant with what you said earlier?
Rich Russillo: Yep! Lonnie Delmonty is here to help Cepheus, who is already an extremely talented competitor, meanwhile Terry has absolutely nobody by his side. This is St. Claire’s match to win. Terry is outnumbered, it’s as simple as that.
James Peters: Well, Terry was outnumbered for most of his match at Fighting Spirit.
Rich Russillo: But he still received help in the end. Tonight, he won’t.
Persephone: Alright nobody cares. Can we move on?
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
James Peters: And now this match is underway! Cepheus St. Claire versus Terry Chambers, the winner enters a number one contendership match for the Interwire Championship- AND TERRY RUNS RIGHT INTO CEPHEUS, SENDING HIM TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING! CEPHEUS STUMBLING INTO THE CORNER AS HE MANAGES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET- JUST FOR TERRY TO RUN RIGHT TOWARDS HIM! RANDOM ACT OF VIO- NO! CEPHEUS MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY AT THE NICK OF TIME, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A HUGE RUNNING DROPKICK! Terry came out the gate swinging, but now it may have backfired on him already!
Rich Russillo: Terry is still on his feet while in the corner, but now Cepheus is hitting him with punches to the midsection! Cepheus with punch after punch, but now the referee makes it to the count of five, before forcing Cepheus to back away- AND JUST LIKE THAT TERRY BULLDOZES THROUGH CEPHEUS WITH A LARIAT! Terry obviously wasn’t going to let Cepheus get away with those punches, and now Cepheus looks like he may be in trouble here! Cepheus using the ropes to get back to his feet, but Terry is able to grab him and send him into the opposite pair with an irish whip- AND WHAT A CHOP THAT WAS BY TERRY!!
Persephone: That was loud. Terry going for the cover now, and it looks like that’s already the end of the match, perfect!
Persephone: Okay nevermind Cepheus kicked out at one, that sucks. Terry dragging Cepheus back to his feet now and- OW. Terry just hit another one of those chops, and Cepheus just dropped down to the mat again, but this time he rolls out of the ring immediately. He better not be trying to stall or something, I need this match to end as soon as possible. Rex isn’t wrestling so I don’t want to be here any longer than I have to.
James Peters: It looks like Cepheus was talking to Lonnie Delmonty for a bit before climbing up to the apron, and now Terry immediately goes after Cepheus- BUT CEPHEUS DRIVES HIS SHOULDER INTO TERRY’S MIDSECTION! Cepheus quickly re-entering the ring, AND HE KNEES TERRY IN THE MIDSECTION! AND HE DOES IT A SECOND TIME! AND A THIRD TIME! Cepheus now with an irish whip to the corner, AND HE GOES FOR A RUNNING- BOOT TO THE FACE BY TERRY! Terry just caught Cepheus off guard with that boot, and now it looks like he’s going for a german suplex!
Rich Russillo: CEPHEUS WITH AN ELBOW TO THE FACE! Terry fails to connect with the german suplex, and now Cepheus with an irish whip to the ropes! SUPERKICK BY CEPHEUS! Terry is stunned, but he doesn’t fall down just yet! SECOND SUPERKICK BY CEPHEUS!! Terry stumbles down to a knee! CEPHEUS GOING FOR A THIRD SUPERKICK- BUT THIS TIME TERRY MANAGES TO CATCH HIS FOOT! Terry getting back up to his feet, AND NOW HE GRABS TERRY AND POPS HIM UP FOR A POWERBOMB!
Persephone: Nope! He doesn’t get the powerbomb. It looks like Cepheus punched him in the eye or something, and because of that he was able to get back down to his feet. Terry’s holding his eye, and Cepheus uses the opportunity to hit Terry with a chop block to the back of his knee! Terry just dropped down, and now Cepheus runs the ropes before connecting with a running big boot! Terry is down for the first time in the match, and hopefully he doesn’t get up, Cepheus with the cover!
Persephone: I never get what I want.
James Peters: TERRY PUSHES CEPHEUS OFF OF HIM! Cepheus immediately going back onto Terry though as he locks in a grounded headlock! Terry can’t be kept down for long though! Terry is doing everything he can to make it back to his feet, and he’s already up to both knees! Cepheus is doing his best to keep the headlock in, but Terry is back to his feet now! Terry now, LIFTS CEPHEUS UP FOR A BACK SUPLEX- BUT CEPHEUS MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET BEFORE PUSHING TERRY OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Rich Russillo: Terry was caught off guard by that, but it looks like he managed to land on his feet anyway! Cepheus running the ropes though, AND THERE’S A DROPKICK THROUGH THE- WAIT NO! TERRY CAUGHT CEPHEUS, AND NOW HE PULLS HIM OUT THE RING, BEFORE SENDING HIM INTO THE PLEXIGLASS!! CEPHEUS BOUNCING RIGHT OFF THE PLEXIGLASS ONTO THE FLOOR, BUT TERRY LOOKS LIKE HE ISN’T FINISHED WITH CEPHEUS YET! TERRY PICKING CEPHEUS UP, AND NOW HE RUNS OVER TO THE RINGPOST, RAMMING CEPHEUS INTO IT! Cepheus right now is basically defenseless, and you can see just how much Terry wants this!
Persephone: Terry just rolled Cepheus back into the ring, but now Lonnie Delmonty I guess is trying to distract Terry. He just moved right in front of him, saying things that I’m not even gonna bother trying to listen to, but it looks like he’s trying to stall for time, maybe trying to give Cepheus a count out win or something I don’t know. Terry pushed Lonnie out of the way before entering the ring though- and Cepheus just hit Terry with a headbutt as soon as he entered the ring! Ohhh, now I get it. He was trying to give Cepheus time to recover. That makes sense, too bad Lonnie’s such a pushover though, that clearly wasn’t enough time as-
James Peters: TERRY JUST HIT CEPHEUS WITH A HEADBUTT OF HIS OWN! Cepheus somehow has managed to stay on his feet, but now Terry charges in- JUST FOR CEPHEUS TO HIT HIM WITH AN ELBOW! CEPHEUS NOW WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND HE FOLLOWS IT UP BY KICKING OUT THE SAME LEG FROM EARLIER! CEPHEUS NOW RUNNING THE ROPES, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! TERRY IS DOWN, AND NOW CEPHEUS RUNS THE ROPES ONCE MORE, BEFORE HITTING A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! CEPHEUS WITH ANOTHER COVER!
Rich Russillo: BUT TERRY STILL KICKS OUT! Cepheus looking a bit frustrated there, but surely he has to have realized that Terry wasn’t gonna go down that easily. Cepheus now mounting Terry, and now he’s just punching away! That doesn’t last long as Terry manages to push Cepheus off of him- BUT JUST AS TERRY TRIED GETTING TO HIS FEET CEPHEUS HIT A SECOND KNEE STRIKE! Cepheus pulling Terry up before irish whipping him to the corner, AND THIS TIME HE HITS A CORNER RUNNING KNEE, AND I THINK I KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING HERE!
Persephone: Well yeah you should know what he’s doing, he does this pretty often. Cepheus with an irish whip to the next corner, and he hits a second knee! Cepheus now sending Terry into the third corner before charging in, and that’s the third one. Terry Chambers isn’t very good so hopefully after this next one Terry is done for. Cepheus sending Terry into the final corner before charging in- WHY!? TERRY JUST PLANTED CEPHEUS WITH A URANAGE! Wait a second, maybe Terry is gonna beat Cepheus! Pin him Terry, that’s it! Yes, the cover, hurry up and count to three!
ONE! TWO!! T-
Persephone: You’ve got to be kidding me.
James Peters: CEPHEUS ST. CLAIRE MANAGED TO STAY IN THIS ONE! Cepheus somehow got the shoulder up, and now Terry is the one that looks pretty surprised, but he isn’t wasting any time here as he gets back to his feet before pulling Cepheus up! Terry picking Cepheus up in the fireman’s carry, AND I THINK TERRY IS SETTING UP FOR THE T-5, BUT CEPHEUS MANAGES TO SLIP BEHIND TERRY, AND I THINK HE’S TRYING TO LIFT TERRY UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT HE’S UNSUCCESSFUL AS TERRY EASILY ELBOWS HIM AND DROPS HIM WITH A HIP TOSS!!
Rich Russillo: Terry picking Cepheus up now, and he has him in a powerbomb position while turning towards the direction of the corner, and I think we all know what he’s looking for here- BUT CEPHEUS WON’T LET IT HAPPEN THAT EASILY! CEPHEUS WITH A PUNCH, AND ANOTHER PUNCH, AND A THIRD PUNCH, BUT TERRY WON’T LET GO! CEPHEUS REPEATEDLY THROWING THESE PUNCHES, IS HE GONNA FIND A WAY OUT OF TERRY’S ARMS!? TERRY NOW RUNNING TOWARDS THE CORNER-
Persephone: Hurricanrana into the turnbuckles by Cepheus. Somehow Cepheus managed to avoid the turnbuckle powerbomb, and now he’s backing up while Terry I guess is recovering. Cepheus now charging in- AND HE HITS A FOURTH RUNNING KNEE IN THE CORNER! THAT’S IT! CEPHEUS DROPPING TERRY TO THE MAT BEFORE COVERING HIM, FINALLY! ONE STEP CLOSER TO ME BEING ABLE TO GET OUT OF HERE!
ONE! TWO!! THRE-
Persephone: NO NO NO! WHY!?!? TERRY CHAMBERS JUST HAD TO KICK OUT! This is awful. This match is terrible! I really wish the people here were more self aware. Nobody wants to see Terry Chambers or Cepheus whatever his last name is, so why are they wrestling still? Hurry this up!
James Peters: Well, while Persephone is having this temper tantrum, it looks like Cepheus is making his way up to the top rope! I think Terry might be in trouble here, AS CEPHEUS GOES FOR A FROG SPLASH- WAIT, NO! TERRY MANAGES TO GET THE KNEES UP! TERRY SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET THE KNEES UP TO AVOID THAT FROG SPLASH FROM CONNECTING, AND IT LOOKS LIKE NOW HE’S DOING HIS BEST TO MAKE IT BACK UP TO HIS FEET! CEPHEUS MANAGES TO CRAWL TO THE CORNER AND GET BACK UP FROM THERE, BUT THAT’S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE KNOWING WHO HE’S FACING! TERRY GETTING BACK UP, AND NOW HE-
Rich Russillo: LONNIE DELMONTY GRABS ONTO TERRY’S LEG! TERRY TRYING TO SHAKE HIM OFF, AND THAT PROMPTS THE REFEREE TO COME OVER TO THE TWO AND WARN LONNIE NOT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE MATCH UP UNLESS HE WANTS TO GET CEPHEUS DISQUALIFIED- BUT THAT SIMPLY ALLOWS CEPHEUS TO CAPITALIZE AS HE LOW BLOWS TERRY FROM BEHIND!! WHAT A LOW BLOW BY CEPHEUS, AND NOW HE PULLS TERRY DOWN INTO A ROLL UP! CEPHEUS IS GONNA MOVE ONTO THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
Persephone: NOPE! For some reason, Terry managed to kick out! Luckily Terry is in awful shape because of the low blow so Cepheus is able to capitalize! Oh God, CEPHEUS IS GOING FOR A BRAINBUSTER! AAAAAHHHH, IT CONNECTED!! AN EARTHQUAKE! THERE’S AN EARTHQUAKE!
James Peters: No there’s not-
James Peters: :snoop: anyways, after hitting a brainbuster that clearly had to take a lot of strength to pull off, it looks like Cepheus now is going for the cover to put Terry away!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: AND THAT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH!! Cepheus can’t believe his eyes right now, and to be honest that’s completely fair! Even after being low blowed and hit with that brainbuster, Terry Chambers somehow found a way to get the shoulder up to stay in this match! Cepheus now doing his best to bring Terry back to his feet, and now I think we all know what Cepheus is setting up for! THE SHADY ENDI- WAIT WHAT!? NO! TERRY QUICKLY WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND CEPHEUS’ THROAT! LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS!! THE LOCKED IN THE CHAMBERS OUT OF NOWHERE, THIS IS IT-
Rich Russillo: NO! CEPHEUS WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO IMMEDIATELY GRAB THE ROPES! CEPHEUS HOLDING ON LONG ENOUGH TO FORCE THE COUNT OF FIVE, AND NOW TERRY LETS GO OF THE SUBMISSION, BUT NOT BEFORE GOING FOR A BIG CLOTHESLINE OVER THE TOP- DUCKED BY CEPHEUS!! CEPHEUS NOW LOOKING TO DO THE EXACT SAME TO TERRY- BUT TERRY MANAGES TO SEND CEPHEUS OVER THE TOP ROPE INSTEAD!!! LONNIE QUICKLY HELPING CEPHEUS TO HIS FEET, BUT TERRY IS ALREADY RUNNING THE ROPES!!! SUICIDE DIVE, TAKING OUT BOTH LONNIE AND CEPHEUS!!! WHAT A SUICIDE DIVE THAT WAS BY TERRY!!
Persephone: Oh no, I think I feel the ground shaking again after that suicide dive..
James Peters: I promise there’s no earthquake.
Persephone: I really hope so. Anyways, Terry is rolling Cepheus back into the ring before following behind, and now he picks Cepheus up! Terry running to the corner, and he hits a turnbuckle powerbomb! Terry with an irish whip into the opposite corner right after, and he charges behind! RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!! THAT’S IT!! YES! THE MATCH IS OVER! TERRY WITH THE COVER, RING THE BELL! CEPHEUS ISN’T KICKING OUT OF THAT!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
James Peters: It’s probably for the best I take over right now. Anyways it looks like Cepheus managed to get his foot on the bottom rope! Terry is shocked, that was probably his biggest chance to win this match so far, and just like that Cepheus managed to stay in this one! Remember everyone, the winner of this match advances to the number one contenders match for the Interwire Championship! Terry lifting Cepheus up, and I guess I spoke too soon! Terry is still aiming to win this match, and it looks like he’s gonna do exactly that! TERRY WITH THE FIREMAN’S CARRY, AND HE GOES FOR THE T-5-
Rich Russillo: CEPHEUS JUST POKED TERRY IN THE EYES! I DON’T THINK THE REFEREE CAUGHT THAT, AND NOW CEPHEUS HITS TERRY WITH ANOTHER CHOP BLOCK! CEPHEUS NOW, SENDING TERRY INTO THE RINGPOST SHOULDER FIRST, AND NOW CEPHEUS PULLS HIM DOWN INTO ANOTHER ROLL UP, AND THIS TIME HE’S GOT THE TIGHTS!! THAT’S IT, CEPHEUS IS ABOUT TO STEAL THIS ONE!
ONE! TWO!! THREE-
Rich Russillo: OR NOT! TERRY SOMEHOW STILL MANAGES TO KICK OUT, AND CEPHEUS GOES RIGHT AFTER HIM- BUT TERRY DROPS HIM WITH A HUGE HEADBUTT, ONE THAT CAUSES HIM TO DROP TO THE MAT AS WELL!
Persephone: I wish there was something positive I could say about this match, but I can’t think of anything. I can’t lie, this match has been pretty boring. I honestly think all matches should have a five minute time limit, with the exception of Rex McAllister’s matches obviously. This match has gone on WAY too long and it still isn’t over yet. Come on, do they really need an Interwire Championship match that badly? Is the 24/7 battle royale not enough for them? Pretty ungrateful if you ask me, but whatever.
James Peters: Both men are getting back to their feet now, AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO LOCK UP, BUT TERRY IS ABLE TO QUICKLY POWER CEPHEUS TO THE CORNER! Terry quickly letting go of Cepheus, BUT ONLY BEFORE DELIVERING A KNIFE EDGE CHOP! YOU CAN TELL CEPHEUS FELT THAT ONE, BUT HE QUICKLY DELIVERS A CHOP OF HIS OWN! TERRY NOW WITH A CHOP! CEPHEUS NOW WITH A CHOP! TERRY WITH A CHOP- NO! CEPHEUS BLOCKS IT BEFORE KICKING TERRY IN THE MIDSECTION! CEPHEUS NOW WITH A KNEE LIFT TO TERRY’S FACE, AND NOW HE SENDS TERRY INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER BEFORE CHARGING IN-
Rich Russillo: JUST FOR TERRY TO LIFT CEPHEUS OVER HIS HEAD, SENDING CEPHEUS UP TO THE TOP ROPE! TERRY WASTING NO TIME TURNING AROUND AND CLIMBING UP TOP, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR A TOP ROPE GERMAN SUPLEX! CEPHEUS THOUGH, HE’S TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! CEPHEUS REPEATEDLY ELBOWING TERRY, AND TERRY IS SLOWLY LOSING HIS GRASP! CEPHEUS MANAGES TO ELBOW TERRY OFF OF THE TOP ROPE!! TERRY BARELY MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET, BUT CEPHEUS IS ABLE TO TURN AROUND, AND DIVE ONTO TERRY WITH A CROSSBODY!!
Persephone: UGH, THE CROSSBODY DOESN’T CONNECT! Terry somehow managed to catch Cepheus, although I guess that makes sense since Terry’s a giant, and now Terry just pulled Cepheus up to a fireman’s carry position. It looks like he wanted to hit the T-5, but once again Cepheus managed to get out of it. Maybe Terry should just abandon the move, clearly he’s never gonna hit it. Anyways, Cepheus now with another cho-
James Peters: TERRY JUST TURNED AROUND AND HIT CEPHEUS WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! CEPHEUS HAS REPEATEDLY WENT AFTER THAT LEG ALONG WITH TERRY’S EYES IN THIS MATCH, SO IT LOOKS LIKE THIS TIME TERRY SAW IT COMING! CEPHEUS LOOKS ABSOLUTELY OUT COLD! TERRY SENDING CEPHEUS INTO THE CORNER BEFORE CHARGING IN, AND TERRY HITS THE BACK ELBOW, ONE HALF OF THE RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, BEFORE LIFTING CEPHEUS UP IN THE FIREMAN’S CARRY, AND THIS TIME CEPHEUS ISN’T GETTING OUT OF IT! T-5 BY TERRY CHAMBERS!! IT CONNECTS, IT ACTUALLY CONNECTED THIS TIME! TERRY MANAGED TO HIT CEPHEUS WITH THE T-5, AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER, TO MOVE ON THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP MATCH FOR THE INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP! THIS ONE IS OVER!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Bella Braxton: Here is your winner…. THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE….. TEEEEEERRRRYYYYYYYY CCHHHAAAAAMMMMMBBBEEEERRRRSSSSS!!!!!!
James Peters: And that’s it! Terry Chambers moves on to the Interwire Championship number one contendership match where he will face SEBAS next week! That was an amazing performance by both men, although Cepheus used a ton of unfair tactics in order to get the advantage throughout this match. Most of the time Cepheus got the advantage was only through cheating!
Rich Russillo: Does it really matter if he cheated or not? He still lost, you don’t need to discredit him any further. Cepheus did great tonight, and I do think he can be a future Champion. Unfortunately, it won’t happen right now, as Terry Chambers conquers him to get one step closer to that Interwire Championship! Congratulations Terry!
Persephone: Thank God that’s over. I was really worried there, I honestly thought we were gonna be in the middle of the biggest earthquake ever. Anyways uh, congrats Terry I guess. I don’t really care if he won though he’s still not good.
(‘Natural’ hits, and the small group of fans in attendance begin to cheer as Terry Chambers slowly makes it back up to his feet. He still has a determined and focused look on his face despite winning, as he still hasn’t won the Interwire Championship just yet, or even number one contendership for that matter. Even so, he has his hand raised by the referee as Lonnie Delmonty helps Cepheus out of the ring, and Voltage fades out to a commercial break.)
(The camera pans to see ladders surrounding the ring. Earlier in the night, it was revealed Captain Charisma changed both qualifying matches to ladder matches tonight to test how much these Voltage competitors wanna punch their ticket to Pain for Pride.)
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits as Jack Ripley walks out from behind the curtain with mostly everybody in the crowd cheering him on. Jack is bandaged and stitched up after the war he went through with Charlie Marr at Fighting Spirit. He scans the Performance Center and makes his way to the ring. He stops at a ladder halfway down the ramp and looks up at em before continuing his walk to the ring.)
Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A LADDER MATCH AND IT IS TO DETERMINE THE FINAL CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH PARTICIPANT!!! INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA…WEIGHING IN AT 202 POUNDS…..JJJAACCCCKKK RRRIIIPPPLLLEEEYYY!!!!!!
James Peters: You gotta think Jack has all the confidence in the world tonight after defeating his arch rival Charlie Marr last weekend. He finally closed that chapter on his career and he’s ready to move on to the next step in his career, which is the World Championship and he’s got a chance to take that first step in accomplishing that mission here tonight!
Persephone: He kicked a woman….his fucking BABY SISTER NO LESS!!! How in the hell can he be proud of himself and how could you justify such a thing?
Rich Russillo: I mean in all fairness, she was pretty much asking for it when she brought that steel chair in swinging at her own brother. It’s in the past now and Jack thinks of nothing but the future, and his future he sees himself as Mr. Cash in the Vault! You gotta think though competing in a ladder match, he’s not in any way 100% after the war he went through last weekend.
James Peters: If there’s any competitor who can overcome it, I think it’s Jack Ripley.
(“Body of an American” by The Pogues hits as Gavin McArdle makes his way out to the stage followed by Damien O’Regan. Some of the crowd members are booing with their thumbs down. Gavin doesn’t pay any attention to it at all as he makes his way to the ring carrying his signature hurling stick.)
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM MONAGHAN, IRELAND….WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDS….ACCOMPANIED BY DAMIEN O’REGAN…..GGGGAAAVVVVIIINNNNNN MMMMCCCCAAARRDDDDDLLLLLEEEEE!!!!!!!
James Peters: This man tasted it, he felt like he had that Interwire Championship won but just didn’t finish the job. It was his first championship title shot and he’s gonna do whatever it takes to make sure that won’t be his last and tonight, he has the chance to prove just that. He showed he has what it takes to hang in big time matches at Fighting Spirit, and tonight facing off against a talent like Jack Ripley, he has the ultimate chance to send a message to the rest of the Cash in the Vault competitors that he’s a major threat unlike at Fighting Spirit when nobody gave him a chance.
Persephone: He still one ugly ass muthafucka tho.
Rich Russillo: That’s a bit rude. Anyways, as we pointed out earlier, there’s NO WAY Jack Ripley is 100% and I think Gavin knows that and with this now being a ladder match, you know Gavin just got an even bigger advantage!
James Peters: I’m sure he’s in pain too…..he did get stabbed which is how Consuela retained. :lupe:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Rich Russillo: And here we go, both men were unprepared but this is Voltage and you gotta expect the unexpected! Both men circle one another in the ring. Both men lock up in a collar and elbow tie up! Gavin manages to gain control over Jack and puts him in a side headlock, Jack manages to push Gavin off him and Gavin rebounds off the rope and connects with a shoulder tackle that knocks Jack to the mat! Gavin runs to the ropes as Jack flips on his stomach and Gavin leaps over Jack and runs to the opposite ropes but Jack is back to his feet and Gavin runs into a hard elbow!
James Peters: Gavin is up and Jack throws several right hands to the skull of Gavin that knocks Gavin into the corner, and now Jack goes at Gavin with the body shots as Gavin is cornered! Jack now slings his arm across the chest of Gavin in the corner repeatedly! Jack grabs Gavin by the head and goes for a bulldog–But Gavin picks up Jack from the back and slams Jack behind him and sends Jack over the top rope to the outside floor! Jack may have twisted his ankle from the way he landed on that ankle, and Gavin looks down in the ring and sees Jack holding his ankle a bit and he wastes no time leaving the ring and walking over to Jack!
Persephone: Wake me when this is over, I brought my own pillow.
Rich Russillo: Need a cuddle buddy with that nap?
James Peters: :skip: ANYWAYS! Gavin walks to Jack and grabs the leg and has Jack by the foot….and Gavin twists Jack’s foot as hard as he can!! The brutal nature of Gavin coming out right here as he lets go and grabs a nearby ladder at ringside, and Gavin now lifts the ladder up high…HE’S GONNA TRY SHATTERING JACK’S ANKLE HERE! BUT JACK MOVED HIS FOOT IN THE NICK OF TIME! Jack kicks the ladder and it bounces off the head of Gavin and that stuns Gavin for just a moment and buys Jack a few valuable seconds as Jack tries to get back to his feet! Jack stands up with a bit of a limp and Gavin has the ladder in both of his hands…AND JACK RIPLEY CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE FRONT OF THE LADDER IN FRONT OF GAVIN MCARDLE’S FACE!!
Rich Russillo: Gavin throws the ladder to the side of him on the ground and Jack limping a bit grabs another nearby ladder and he bridges it between the barricade and the ring apron, the audience members are banging on the plexiglass for something extreme to go down, and knowing the show we’re on, they likely won’t have to wait long! Jack walks over to get Gavin up off the ground…BUT GAVIN THROWS THE LADDER NEXT TO HIM AT JACK AND IT HITS JACK IN THE ARM! That bought enough time for Gavin as Gavin kicks Jack in the midsection before starting to hammer away at the back of Jack! Gavin then grabs Jack by the head and the back of his trunks and throws Jack Ripley at the ladder and Jack smacks his forehead against the side of the ladder!
James Peters: Gavin folds another ladder ringside and slides it in the ring, and Gavin slides in the ring and goes to pick up the ladder but Jack slides back in the ring and Gavin right away goes to Jack and begins stomping the life out of Jack on the mat! Gavin picks up Jack from the mat–JACK WITH A ENZIGUIRI–BUT GAVIN DUCKED IT! GAVIN HOOKS HIS ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF JACK AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX AND JACK LANDED ON TOP OF THE LADDER IN THE RING AND JACK LANDED HARD ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! OUCH!!
Persephone(sound asleep snoring a bit): *ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ*
Rich Russillo: Jesus, this girl can snore. And now in the ring, Gavin rolls Jack off the ladder and he picks it up and sets it underneath the clip with the ticket! Damien is trying to instruct Gavin that Jack is stirring to his feet and before Gavin tries to climb, he goes back to Jack and gets on the back of Jack as Jack is on both knees and begins hammering away at the back of Jack Ripley’s head, he’s throwing nasty forearms! Gavin gets Jack back down to the ground and he’s pressed in the corner! Gavin once again stomps the life out of Jack stomping repeatedly at Jack’s chest! Gavin walks over and begins climbing up the ladder as he thinks he did enough damage to keep Jack Ripley down….and WHAT THE HELL IS JACK DOING?!
James Peters: Jack Ripley bends over and reaches down to the outside and he pulls….he pulls out another ladder and brings it up into the ring, and Gavin sees this and he tries to unhook the clip in a hurry! Jack is up and unfolds the ladder right next to the ladder Gavin McArdle is on!! Jack climbs it in a hurry as he sees Gavin about to win and Jack throws a body shot to Gavin on the ladder beside him stopping Gavin from winning the match in this very moment! Both men are on separate ladders on the top under the clip and both men are exchanging blows at one another back and forth! Neither man is budging right now, and it looks like Gavin has gotten the upper hand as he throws more and more right hands! Jack slips down a rung on the ladder, and Gavin sees this as an opportunity…AND GAVIN KICKS THE LADDER SIDEWAYS AND THE LADDER JACK ON FALLS!!
Rich Russillo: BUT JACK USES HIS FOOT ON THE TOP ROPE TO STOP THE LADDER FROM FALLING AND HE USES FORCE AND PUSHES THE LADDER BACK UPWARDS!! AND JACK COMES BACK TO GAVIN AND PUSHES HIS LADDER SIDEWAYS–AND GAVIN FALLS TO THE SIDE AND TO THE OUTSIDE AND HE GOES RIGHT THROUGH THE BRIDGED LADDER BETWEEN THE BARRICADE AND THE RING APRON! GAVIN MAY BE BROKEN IN HALF AS HE BROKE THE LADDER IN TWO!
James Peters: BUT JACK PUSHES HIMSELF UP TOO FAST AND HIS LADDER LOST IT’S BALANCE A BIT AS HE KNOCKED GAVIN’S LADDER DOWN AND HE LOST HIS BALANCE AND HE FALLS OFF THE LADDER! Jack can’t believe he lost his balance as he smacks the ring mat in frustration but he knows he can’t let himself get upset right in this moment!
Persephone: *yawns* I’m up….is it over yet? NO??!?! :noah:
Rich Russillo: Well, Jack Ripley takes a look at his surroundings and sees Gavin laying inside the ladder rubble, and he sets the ladder back up under the golden ticket, and Jack starts his rise to the top of the ladder! Jack is going to literally punch his ticket to Pain for Pride! BUT LOOK!
James Peters: DAMIEN O’REGAN IS PANICKING ON THE OUTSIDE AS GAVIN STILL ISN’T MOVING! DAMIEN SLIDES IN THE RING AND GRABS AHOLD OF JACK’S LEG ON THE TOP OF THE LADDER STOPPING HIM FROM CLIMBING UP ANY FURTHER!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?! JACK HAD THE MATCH WON RIGHT THERE! Jack is trying to shake off Damien’s grip on his leg but he’s having no luck doing so! DAMIEN PULLS JACK DOWN WITH HIS LEG BUT JACK LANDS ON HIS FEET–ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO DAMIEN! DAMIEN DROPS LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES!! HE PICKS UP DAMIEN AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE LIKE A PIECE OF TRASH!
Persephone: FIRST HE SUPERKICKS HIS OWN FUCKING SISTER…AND NOW HE JUST KICKED AN ELDERLY MAN??!?! WHAT A DESPICABLE MAN JACK RIPLEY!!! REX WOULD FUCKING NEVER!!
James Peters: Jack looks around and goes to climb the ladder once more now that he eliminated Damien from the equation! Jack is at the top of the ladder and he reaches for the clip to unhook it! BUT LOOK! GAVIN IS BACK IN THE RING AND HE CLIMBS UP JACK RIPLEY’S SIDE OF THE LADDER A FEW STEPS AND GOES UNDERNEATH AND HAS JACK IN A POWERBOMB POSITION ON THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! GAVIN POWERBOMBS JACK RIPLEY OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER ONTO THE OPENED UP LADDER ON THE GROUND! JACK BACK FIRST ON THE SIDE OF THE LADDER RUNGS AS IT STILL WAS OPEN!
Rich Russillo: Gavin drops to the mat still in some pain from what just happened to him moments ago. Jack is on the ledge of the ring lying in pain with a hand on his back from what happened a moment ago, and Gavin walks over and kicks Jack out of the ring under the bottom rope! Gavin looks up at the ticket clip and he positions the ladder underneath it, and Gavin slowly begins to ascend up the ladder! The Irishman is going to clinch a spot in Cash in the Vault right now! There’s nobody to stop him!! GAVIN IS AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER…..GAVIN HAS HIS HAND ON THE CLIP!!…..OH MY GOD!!!!
Persephone: JACK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE LIKE SPIDER MAN COMES FLYING IN FROM THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK AND IT KNOCKS GAVIN OFF THE LADDER! WHAT A SAVE FROM JACK RIGHT THERE! Even I can admit that was impressive.
Rich Russillo: Both competitors are down and out now, what action this ladder match is giving us! Both men are starting to stir on opposite ends of the ring and both men are trying to use the ropes to pull themselves up to their feet, both men are beaten and exhausted! Jack is up to his feet first and charges at Gavin–BUT GAVIN WITH A BACK BODY DROP THAT SENDS JACK RIPLEY OVER THE TOP ROPE! BUT JACK MANAGES TO HANG ON! Gavin turns around and Jack connects with a high enziguri that catches Gavin right on the side of the head and Gavin falls right onto a folded up ladder on the ground! Jack from the outside apron sees this and climbs up the turnbuckle next to him, Jack stands and balances himself on the top rope–BBBEEELLIIIEEVVVEEE IITTT OOORRRR NNOOOTTT!!!!!! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO GAVIN AS GAVIN LIES ON TOP OF LADDER! JESUS!
James Peters: Jack may have done more damage to himself there connecting with that move as he holds his ribs in some pain! Jack crawls over to the other ladder and slowly gets to his feet and picks up the ladder with the strength he has left and he opens it up and positions it in the correct place! Gavin is still on the mat in pain as Jack slowly starts to climb up the ladder, Jack is climbing one rung at a time now, he reaches his arm up at the clip–WHAT THE!! GAVIN IS STILL IN THIS MATCH! GAVIN GRABS HIS HURLING STICK AND BEGINS CLIMBING UP THE OPPOSITE END OF THE LADDER JACK RIPLEY IS CLIMBING ON! JACK IS UNAWARE THAT GAVIN HAS THE HURLING STICK IN HIS HAND AS HE’S STILL FOCUSING ON TRYING TO UNHOOK THE GOLDEN TICKET!!
Persephone: Ummmm If I were him, I’d pay a little bit of attention.
James Peters: GAVIN IS AT THE TOP WITH JACK–HAVING SWINGS THE HURLING STICK AND HITS JACK IN THE FACE WITH IT! JACK IS TEETERING NOW, AND GAVIN SHOVES HIM TO THE SIDE OFF OF THE LADDER!!!! GAVIN’S GONNA DO IT!!–JACK BOUNCES OFF THE TOP ROPE AFTER HE WAS THROWN AND HE SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND KNOCKS BACK INTO THE LADDER! AND JACK UNINTENTIONALLY KNOCKS THE LADDER OVER SENDING GAVIN CRASHING AND BURNING TO THE RING MAT! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN ONCE AGAIN! Jack might just be the luckiest man on the planet right there because Gavin had this as good as won and Jack unintentionally knocked back into the ladder causing Gavin to fall giving Jack new life into this match and keeping his Pain for Pride hopes alive!
Rich Russillo: Gavin crawls to a corner nearby and tries to pull himself up in the corner, he looks very pissed he was knocked off because he thought he had the match won right there, and he looks down at the grounded Jack Ripley and shakes his head, and Gavin aggressively walks over to Jack and picks him up off the mat! I think Gavin is gonna make sure Jack doesn’t get up again in this matchup! Gavin bends Jack down and has him in position–IRELAND’S CA–JACK REVERSED IT INTO AN ARM DRAG SOMEHOW! HOW DID HE FIND THE ENERGY TO DO THAT?! GAVIN’S UP AND CHARGES AT JACK AGAIN–BUT JACK CATCHES GAVIN OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!!!! THE SUPERKICK CAUGHT GAVIN DEAD IN HIS TRACK! AND ONCE MORE, BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN, JACK NEEDS TO FIND A WAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE!
James Peters: Jack is holding his ribs in some pain as he looks up at the standing ladder from the ground, and he hooks his right arm on the bottom rung, and Jack tries climbing the ladder once again! Jack is basically dragging himself up that ladder instead of climbing it! Jack is halfway up the ladder…..Gavin is back in the match again! Gavin is beginning his climb on the opposite end Jack is climbing! It’s a race to the top for both men here now to that golden ticket to the biggest show of them all! Jack is at the top first and he reaches his hand up for the ticket, but Gavin with a shot to the ribcage of Jack! Jack tries throwing shots at the top of Gavin’s head as Gavin finishes his rise to the top but it ain’t having much effect on Gavin! Jack goes for another right hand–BUT IT’S BLOCKED BY GAVIN! GAVIN WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP TO JACK ON THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! JACK WITH A RIGHT HAND! KNIFE EDGE CHOP FROM GAVIN! RIGHT HAND FROM JACK! BOTH MEN ARE GOING BACK AND FORTH…WHO WANTS IT MORE?!?!
Persephone: SOMEONE UNHOOK THE DAMN THING AND JUST BE DONE WITH IT! IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE THIS DRAMATIC MAN JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!!
Rich Russillo: ANOTHER LOUD KNIFE EDGE CHOP FROM GAVIN CONNECTS TO JACK! JACK IS BEGINNING TO TEETER AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER! HEADBUTT FROM GAVIN! JACK IS BARELY HANGING ON NOW! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! JACK RIPLEY WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK OUT OF NOWHERE TO THE SIDE OF GAVIN’S HEAD! GAVIN IS STUNNED, AND JACK NOW–JACK USING HIS HEAD AS A BATTERING RAM BASHING HIS HEAD AGAINST GAVIN’S!!! GAVIN DROPS TO THE MAT!!!
James Peters: JACK RIPLEY TAKES A SEATED POSITION ON THE TOP OF THE LADDER AND HE GRABS THE CLIP ABOVE HIM–AND JACK UNHOOKS THE GOLDEN TICKET CLIP!!!! JACK RIPLEY HAS DONE IT!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits as Jack Ripley sits atop of the ladder and stares at the golden ticket in a lot of pain and feeling absolutely exhausted after the battle he just went through.)
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..JJJJJAAACCCCKKKKK RRRIIPPPPLLLLEEEEYYYY!!!!!!
James Peters: Jack Ripley is going to Pain for Pride and he’s the final participant to qualify for the match! Jack knows he went through a war tonight and he knows it’s on;y going to be 10 times harder at Pain for Pride!
Rich Russillo: Great job to Gavin though, I’m sure he’s absolutely gutted by this loss coming up short in the Interwire Title match and then this. He’s shown nothing but resilience and grit and we know he’s got a bright future ahead of him next season. You just know he’s gonna make some kind of impact at Pain for Pride no matter what he’s doing! Tonight was just Jack’s night! Jack’s been on quite the roll as of late and he looks to cap off his season with the Cash in the Vault briefcase in just three weeks in Philadelphia! Congratulations to Jack Ripley!
(After a few more moments of celebrating, Jack climbs down the ladder and exits the ring. Like she did for Ms. Extreme earlier, Sofia Clarke is waiting for Jack at the top of the ramp.)
Sofia Clarke: Congratulations, Jack! How does it feel knowing that you are one match away for getting yourself a world championship shot any time, anywhere??
(A grin crosses Jack’s face.)
Jack Ripley: This is all I want, Sofia, and I’m fucking pumped right now. We’ve all seen in recent years just how successful the Cash in the Vault holder can be. You almost guarantee yourself a world championship reign by winning it, and that’s my goal. I don’t think I’ve hidden the fact I want to become world champion and secure my status as one of the all-time greats. I’ve conquered the tag team division. I’ve held the National Elite Championship and the PURE Championship. Becoming world champ is the next step for me.
Sofia Clarke: It’s definitely been a season of ups and downs for you. What would it mean to you to close things out by winning one of the marquee matches of Pain for Pride weekend?
Jack Ripley: Overwhelming. Deserving. I don’t know. I guess in a lot of ways I would feel extremely vindicated. I’ll be honest. I thought my season would go a lot differently. I fully expected to leave the Extreme Elimination Chamber with the EAW World Championship, and to leave with no title AND an injury kind of broke my spirits. It was tough sitting at home and watching my peers pass me up, but it also gave me a chance to refocus and once I did that, my goals became more clear than ever before. I’ve won a crazy ass match like this before a couple of years ago. I captured the 24/7 contract and used it to set my singles career in motion. Winning at Pain for Pride and getting that briefcase means everything to me. I know Season 14 is going to be my season. I can feel it, and I’m ready.
(Jack holds his golden Pain for Pride ticket in the air and pumps his fist as his theme music begins to play once again.)
(Voltage fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break for Steve Madden fashion masks. They promised to be shipped on June 5th, 2020, but for whatever reason, you continue getting excuse after excuse as to why they’re delayed and the 20% off discount codes aren’t enough to compensate for the utter annoyance of paying for products that just haven’t been shipped out.)
(The scene reopens to the Las Vegas residence of Charlie and Jordie Marr. Obviously, Charlie has been in a foul mood for a while now, and what happened at Fighting Spirit doesn’t help matters. Since then, Charlie has kept his wife, Jordie, on a short leash and has made sure she knows her place in their relationship. In fact, Jordie can be seen kneeling on the ground, massaging Charlie’s feet, as the camera focuses in on The Libertine. Charlie is reading a magazine, with a glass of Scotch sitting beside him. He appears to be living the life. All of a sudden, his cellphone rings. Charlie doesn’t bother to grab it. Instead, he snaps his fingers and Jordie stops her foot massage to pick up the phone.)
Jordie Marr: It’s Captain Charisma.
Charlie Marr: Of course it is. Decline the call and get back to the massage.
Jordie Marr: Yes, Charlie.
(Jordie does as she is told because she knows she has to work her ass off to get back in his good graces. The match against Jack Ripley is the last match Charlie ever wanted to lose and in his opinion, it’s Jordie’s fault he lost the match. Charlie doesn’t believe him ordering her to get a chair and use it puts any sort of responsibility on his shoulders. Silence fills the air and Charlie can be heard turning flipping through the pages of his magazine. After a moment, Charlie shakes his head.)
Charlie Marr: That is the sixth call from Captain Charisma today. He must really be salty that his biggest draw refused to compete on Voltage this week.
Jordie Marr: Voltage doesn’t deserve you.
Charlie Marr: Neither do you, but sometimes undeserving people and things get rewarded even when their behavior is bad.
(Jordie hangs her head in shame.)
Charlie Marr: If it weren’t for the pay day I’m guaranteed, then I wouldn’t even bother showing up at Pain for Pride. I don’t need to prove my worth in yet another Barbed Wire Massacre match, a match I put on the map by the way. I’m undefeated in those matches and I really don’t see how Malcolm Jones will ever best me in a match that is basically mine. I put that match on the map, and the EAW Universe doesn’t deserve the privilege of seeing me compete in another one. Not to mention, the sinking ship that is Voltage doesn’t fucking deserve my blood and sweat anymore either. Fuck them, and fuck Captain Charisma. By the way, you made our travel arrangements, right?
Jordie Marr: Yes. Our trip to Harlem is set. And I completely agree. You have been treated like garbage since you were robbed of the EAW World Championship and you never got a fair rematch for it.
Charlie Marr: I didn’t and I bet if Dynasty or Showdown had me on their brand, they wouldn’t be so fucking disrespectful.
(The phone rings again and Charlie closes his eyes. Jordie doesn’t even wait for him to command her to decline the call, she does so immediately after seeing that it’s Captain Charisma. After a moment, a text message comes through.)
Charlie Marr: For fuck’s sake. Is that from him??
(Jordie bits down on her bottom lip and nods her head. Charlie extends his hand for the phone and Charlie hands it to him.)
Charlie Marr: I didn’t tell you to stop rubbing my feet. You’re lucky I’m not making you kiss them and beg for forgiveness.
Jordie Marr: I’ve done it before and if that is what it takes to get back in your good graces, I will do it again.
(Charlie just rolls his eyes. He opens the text message and his eyes widen.)
Charlie Marr: WHAT?!
(He sits up, which disrupts Jordie’s massage, and she sits back waiting for her next set of instructions.)
Charlie Marr: How about Captain Charisma is really telling me that if I don’t show up on Voltage next week, I will forfeit my Pain for Pride check???
(Jordie’s eyes widened in surprise.)
Jordie Marr: Can he do that?!
(Charlie rakes an angry hand down his beard and stands up. He begins pacing around the floor, shaking his head.)
Charlie Marr: Who fucking knows anymore? I swear to God, I’ll be glad when this bullshit season comes to an end. I can’t wait to finish it off strong and get the fuck off of Voltage. I will not be spending another season on Voltage unless some major changes are mad. Captain Charisma is a tyrant, and does not deserve to have any kind of power here in EAW. He has ruined the show, caused it to tank in the ratings, and with Andrea and Rex set to main event Pain for Pride, it’s an even bigger laughing stock. A fucking woman in the main event, holding a championship that isn’t even meant for women. It’s absolutely sickening and I hate it. I’m embarrassed to be on Voltage. I can’t believe Captain Charisma is forcing my hand like this.
(Jordie goes to reply, but the lights inside their home begin to flicker.)
Jordie Marr: Why did that happen?
Charlie Marr: Do I look like a fucking electrician?
(A loud beeping sound, followed by what seems to be a motor, can be heard coming from outside the couples’ window, which draws both of their attention. Jordie rises to her feet and goes over to the blinds, opening them up. Weird green lights are flashing from something that appears to be hovering and Jordie lets out a shriek as a face pops in the window.)
Charlie Marr: The fuck??
(Jordie rushes behind her husband, burying her face in his face.)
???: My name is Cuda and right now I come in peace.
(For once in his life, Charlie Marr is speechless.)
Cuda: At Voltage next week I make my debut against the evil doer known as Charlie Marr. Charlie Marr is an entity that must be stopped and I will vanquish him from Voltage and Elite Answers Wrestling.
Charlie Marr: :skip: :skip: :skip:
Cuda: Sleep peacefully, human. For next week you will find yourself on the receiving end of The Galactic Dragon’s wrath. You will be the first victim of my quest to rid Elite Answers Wrestling of all the bad humans.
Jordie Marr: Make it leave, Charlie!
(The blonde is shaking and almost as quickly as he appeared, Cuda disappears. Loud squealing is heard and all of a sudden, the flashing lights disappear. Charlie still can’t find the words and Jordie is beside herself. She cant even move she is so scared over what just happened. Charlie finally turns to face, and he really can’t believe what just happened.)
Charlie Marr: Did that… I mean… did it say… what the fuck just happened??
Jordie Marr: :lupe: I’m scared.
(Jordie sneaks her arms around Charlie wanting her husband to comfort her. He half heartedly pats her on the back, while shaking his head.)
Charlie Marr: Voltage is really a fucking toilet bowl of a show.
(And on that note, Voltage fades back into the arena.)
(The camera fades backstage in the interview area, where Molly Waters is standing on her own in front of the camera.)
Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, at this time please welcome the New Breed Champion, Jalyn Garcia.
(The camera pans out, revealing the New Breed Champion, Jalyn Garcia. He doesn’t seem very amused, seeing what Bronson Daniels had to say regarding the New Breed Championship match at Pain for Pride, and seeing what happened at Dynasty regarding said match.)
Molly Waters: Jalyn, thank you for joining me tonight and of course, congratulations on a successful New Breed title defense, although as we all know that defense didn’t come without controversy. While you did manage to pin Andre to retain the title, his foot was on the ropes, which the referee hadn’t realized when he made the call. Is there anything you have to say about Andre or what happened at Fighting Spirit?
Jalyn Garcia: Actually yeah, I do have something to say about Andre. A question really. Why are people rewarded for crying?
Molly Waters: I’m sorry, can you go a little more in depth please?
Jalyn Garcia: I defeated Andre Walker at Fighting Spirit. I retained the New Breed Championship, so that should be the end of it, right? Why is Andre being put into a New Breed Championship match just because the referee might not have seen his foot? Raven wasn’t put into the Universal Women’s Championship match at Odyssey, and this is Pain for Pride.
Molly Waters: That may be true, but don’t you think Andre deserves another chance at the title anyway if he didn’t lose in a very fair way? I’m sure many people made the same case for Raven Roberts as well.
(Jalyn sighs, clearly a bit annoyed that Andre is getting another chance to fight for the New Breed Championship.)
Jalyn Garcia: Andre lost, and StarrStan is only putting him in the match because Andre is too fragile to accept that fact. But, if he really has to be in the New Breed Championship match, so be it. Andre and I clashed a week ago and I came out victorious. We do it again at Pain for Pride, and the same result will occur. I proved that I was the better man at Fighting Spirit, and I don’t exactly believe much is going to have changed by Pain for Pride.
Molly Waters: Well, don’t forget that this time it isn’t just a one on one match between the two of you. This time Bronson Daniels will also be in the match, someone you haven’t actually faced before. He actually had some words to share about you in his new “Crack Stories” on Showdown. Have you gotten the chance to see it?
Jalyn Garcia: Yes, unfortunately. Everything about it was pretty tragic to be honest. All he and his friend did was crack jokes about me and preach about how almighty Bronson is. Then the two started talking about Jamie O’Hara, and a bunch of other irrelevancies with a bunch of jokes about smoking sprinkled in. It’s not really anything new, but then again his entire persona is something we’ve seen multiple times in the past two years alone, so that probably shouldn’t surprise me.
Molly Waters: Well, how do you feel about your odds going into Pain for Pride? Bronson seems very confident about this match.
Jalyn Garcia: He can be confident. I already said how I feel about this match. I’m going to retain the New Breed Championship, Bronson Daniels’ confidence will go to waste, and Andre Walker’s cries will all be for nothing. Their efforts will be futile, and history will repeat itself as once again I will successfully defend the New Breed Championship, this time at an event unlike any other.
Molly Waters: Well, I believe that is all-
(Before Molly Waters could finish speaking, Shawn Sturgis walks into the camera’s view. He looks at Jalyn at first, before immediately looking down at the New Breed Championship on his shoulder.)
Shawn Sturgis: You know Jalyn, I have some unfinished business with the New Breed Championship.
Jalyn Garcia: Oh, that’s interesting. Did you finally get tired of being in that awful tag team?
Shawn Sturgis: Very funny, Jalyn, but I’m not in the mood for jokes. I want the New Breed Championship, and if given the opportunity, I’ll-
???: You’re not the only one that wants the New Breed Championship.
(Komatsu Ogawa walks into the scene, and immediately Jalyn looks even less interested than he did before.)
Komatsu Ogawa: I want a shot at the New Breed Championship too.
Jalyn Garcia: Oh brother, here we go.
Komatsu Ogawa: I lost my qualifier to enter the Cash in the Vault ladder match to Ms. Extreme, but I refuse to miss out on another big opportunity. If you put your New Breed Championship on the line against me, I guarantee we’ll see a new Champion being crowned, that Champion being me.
Shawn Sturgis: Sorry Ogawa, but I actually have experience with the New Breed Championship, and last time I fought for that title I came closer than anybody to winning it. Jalyn, if you face me for the New Breed Championship, I won’t just get close to winning the title. I will be the man to end your title reign.
Jalyn Garcia: Shawn, if you were as close as you say you were, I’m sure you’d be the one that’s Champion right now, not me. I’m not a big fan of Andre getting another shot at the New Breed Championship for simply complaining, but unlike the two of you, he at least has a somewhat solid claim for the title. Bronson Daniels actually earned his spot in the New Breed Championship match at Pain for Pride at Odyssey in that triple threat match. So, if the two of you want a chance to face me for the New Breed Championship, you could either try earning an opportunity, or you can go kick rocks.
Shawn Sturgis: That’s fine by me. I told you I want the New Breed Championship. I’m ready to surpass any obstacles that are in my way of getting it.
Komatsu Ogawa: I’m all for earning a shot at you. That’s just one more victim for me to dismantle. You got any ideas?
Jalyn Garcia: Yeah, I do have an idea actually. Why don’t you two face each other, and the winner gets to be added to the New Breed Championship match at Pain for Pride? Sounds good?
(Sturgis and Ogawa take a few seconds to think, knowing that this means one of these two would have to stop their own ally from entering the New Breed Championship match, before finally beginning to nod in acceptance.)
Shawn Sturgis: I accept. If I need to defeat my own comrade in order to make it to Pain for Pride, I’ll do just that.
Komatsu Ogawa: Me too. I’m going to Pain for Pride and I’m winning the New Breed Championship, no matter who I need to squash.
Jalyn Garcia: Great. I’ll go speak to Captain Charisma to clear things up, and I guess I’ll be seeing one of you two at Pain for Pride.
(Jalyn Garcia walks off, leaving Molly Waters with Sturgis and Ogawa, who begins looking towards one another with the same focused look on their faces. The two were shaping up to be a good tag team, but now they have to put their alliance to the side if they want to try and capture the New Breed Championship, and these two realize that. Eventually, Molly Waters leaves the two alone, as the camera begins to fade from backstage.)
(The camera fades back to the arena as Bella Braxton is seen standing in the middle of the ring with a mic in hand)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Land of the Innocent’ by Feathers plays up to cheers as Sarah Price makes her way to the center of the stage. She has the Specialists Championship over her shoulder before she grabs it and holds it in the air for the crowd to see as they respond with even more cheers before she poses and makes her way to the ring. Despite the crowd being there she can’t really interact with them as she’d always do with the plexiglass but despite that makes her way down the ramp)
Bella Braxton: Introducing first… from London, United Kingdom… weighing in at 121 pounds… SHE IS THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… THE GUARDIAN ANGEL… SARAH PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: Last time we saw Sarah Price in the ring was at Fighting Spirit, she managed to get a big win at the equivalent of being by herself in a match against The Unique Ones with Drake King in her corner. At the end, Sarah took Drake down and made a statement to the World Heavyweight Champion for sure, and what a statement she did make in the long run.
James Peters: I mean she did warn him so who’s to blame at the end of the day?
Rich Russillo: No one, I didn’t say that Sarah was the one to blame.
James Peters: Oh well, anyway, she’s coming in as a champion, something that she wasn’t in a very familiar position that she was in a few months ago that she’s in now, and I’m sure that gives her a new boost in confidence that revitalizes her. I’m sure we already know what happened, and we already know that Sarah wants to be able to change that and make it into her own perception. We already know how far she’s going to be able to go, will it be enough tonight?
Persephone: No, whenever you say that it absolutely never is. I hope it just goes to a fucking draw again so it gives me some good entertainment and I can watch their writhing bodies on the floor, it’s good entertainment!
(Sarah stops at the bottom of the ramp for a moment looking around with a bright smile at the crowd giving a wave before she makes her way up the steel steps and into the ring. She makes her way across the ring as she climbs the top rope and raises the Specialists Championship up in the air once more as she points around at the crowd for a moment before jumping off and circling around the ring before meeting in the corner and getting ready for the match as ‘Land of the Innocent’ fades out. ‘Martyr (Waves)’ by Polaris plays up to cheers as Jalyn Garcia makes his way out to the stage. He has a face of confidence as he does so as he pats the New Breed Championship on his shoulder before making his way down the ramp and headed towards the ring, just the minor sign of a smug smirk is shown on his face as he does so)
Bella Braxton: And her opponent… from Sacramento, California… weighing in at 150 pounds… HE IS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION… WILDHEART… JALYN GARCIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: As for Jalyn Garcia he’s coming off a big title defense against a very persistent Andre Walker. After one hell of a fight both of them absolutely nearing to killing each other in order to win the New Breed Title, it was Jalyn Garcia who managed to come out on top, but that wasn’t going to stop Andre from coming back to face him at Pain For Pride, but that’s just for another time.
James Peters: Now he heads into Voltage tonight with something to prove. I’m sure he’d want to do nothing more than to finish the job that he wasn’t able to do at Shock Value just a few months back, and I’m sure as always he has all the confidence in the world in order to do so. It just beckons the question will the result be different, or would it stay the same. With Jalyn Garcia? Anything can happen.
Persephone: Yes anything can happen, I mean it’s highly unlikely a 3’4” child would be able to win a title in this business and here we are, the more you know! I want him to surprise me, yet always by the looks of it absolutely no one in this company surprises me, so I don’t plan to be today.
(Jalyn begins to make his way around the ringside area as he jumps onto the apron. He stands on the apron as he looks out to the crowd before entering into the ring and heading to the center of the ring as he raises the New Breed Championship that was situated on his shoulder high in the air before making his way to his corner as ‘Martyr (Waves)’ fades out and the Ref signals for the bell)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Rich Russillo: Here we go as this Fighting Spirit rematch is underway! Both Sarah and Jalyn are looking to prove a point and what better to do so then to settle the score? Sarah and Jalyn both wasting no time locking up with one another as they begin to quickly jockey for position trying to gain control of this matchup early now!
James Peters: Jalyn slowly pushing Sarah into the ropes but Sarah comes from behind and quickly turns Jalyn around as she locks Jalyn in a headlock! Sarah trying to drop her weight and bring Jalyn down to a knee but Jalyn is persistent as he quickly pushes Sarah into the ropes as she rebounds and runs to the others. Jalyn sliding under, then with a leapfrog! JALYN WITH A DROPKICK!
Persephone: Look, I like being paid, I’m sure every one of you all do. But in so we’re supposed to be given good entertainment in response, TWO MIDGETS FIGHTING ARE NOT THE ANSWER! But you know what is, a Rex McAllister match. :heart_eyes:
Rich Russillo: Jalyn bringing Sarah up, BUT SARAH QUICKLY STRIKES JALYN WITH A FOREARM! This match is up and running now to say, SARAH WITH A IRISH WHIP TO THE ROPES BUT JALYN GRABS THE ROPES BEFORE HE’S ABLE TO BE REBOUNDED BACK TO THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! Jalyn quickly boosting himself out of the corner, BUT SARAH WITH A KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE GUT OF JALYN!
James Peters: Jalyn staggering back but he quickly runs forward at Sarah, SARAH WITH A DROP TOE HOLD SENDING JALYN FACE FIRST DOWN TO THE GROUND! Jalyn quickly rolling away from the center of the ring and grabbing the ropes as he uses that to pull himself up to his feet. Sarah quickly running forward at Jalyn looking to attack and take him right down to the ground, BUT JALYN PULLING DOWN TO THE ROPES AS SHE FALLS OVER THEM AND TO THE APRON AREA!
Rich Russillo: Jalyn turning himself around to face Sarah, BUT SARAH SENDING A FOREARM STRIKE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF JALYN! Jalyn is sent back stunned as Sarah quickly enters the ring and runs right towards her, SARAH WITH A RUNNING FOREARM BUT JALYN QUICKLY DROPS DOWN AND MOVES OUT OF THE WAY OF IT! JALYN GRABBING SARAH QUICKLY FROM BEHIND WITHOUT HER KNOWING, SHE DROPS SARAH DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX!
James Peters: Sarah taken to the ground but not for long as she’s already beginning to pull herself up to her feet not leaving Jalyn really any time to catch his breath at the moment. Jalyn running to the ropes and back as Sarah is on all fours, JALYN WITH A RUNNING KNEE- BUT SARAH MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY AND GRAB THE LEGS OF JALYN AND PULL HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH HER!
Persephone: What can I say that I haven’t already said? This sucks! Such a highly anticipated match from what you bitches told me apparently happened a few months ago and look! Look what we’re getting, technical matches… disgusting.
Rich Russillo: Sarah quickly rolling to her feet as Jalyn kips himself up as well amongst the same time as Sarah does! JALYN WITH A DROPKICK- BUT SARAH PUSHES THE LEG AWAY BEFORE THE DROPKICK CAN CONNECT AND TAKE HER DOWN! Jalyn falling down to a knee as Sarah runs to the ropes and back, SARAH WITH A KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE OF JALYN SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND!
James Peters: Jalyn quickly retreating outwards to the outside of the ring as Sarah is waiting for the opportunity to go! SARAH RUNNING TO THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, SUICIDE DIVE- MY GOD! JALYN MOVING OUT OF THE WAY AND SLAMMING SARAH BACKFIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE ANNOUNCERS DESK! SARAH IN A LOT OF PAIN AS JALYN GRABS HER AND ROLLS HER INTO THE RING NOW! JALYN GOING FOR THE PIN HERE, COULD THIS BE IT ALREADY?!
Persephone: BOO SHE KICKS OUT!
Rich Russillo: YEAH SARAH POWERS OUT! Jalyn shaking his head as he pulls himself up to his feet. Jalyn isn’t going to waste time pondering about it now as he quickly moves in on Sarah, SARAH MANAGING TO GRAB JALYN IN A SWIFT MOVEMENT AND SEND HIM INTO A IRISH WHIP INTO THE ROPES! Sarah up to her feet as she quickly runs over to Jalyn, CLOTHESLINE- BUT JALYN DUCKS UNDER! Jalyn throwing Sarah into the corner, JALYN SENDING A KNEE RIGHT I NTO THE GUT OF SARAH! Sarah falling into a seated positon into the corner as Jalyn quickly runs backwards to the opposite corner and right to Sarah, JALYN WITH A CORNER HESITATION DROPKICK-
James Peters: BUT SARAH GRABS THE ROPES AND PULLS HERSELF AWAY AS JALYN CRASHES INTO THE CORNER OF THE BARRICADE! Sarah quickly grabbing Jalyn and pulling him to the center of the ring, SARAH WITH A HURRICANRANA SENDING JALYN AWAY! Jalyn quickly rolling up to his feet right now, JALYN WITH A KICK RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF SARAH’S HEAD! BUT SARAH SENDING A KICK RIGHT BACK AS IT STUNS THE BOTH OF THEM!
Persephone: I hope both of them get a head concussion and they die, it would be good entertainment if you ask me.
James Peters: :skip:
Rich Russillo: BOTH OF THEM ARE GOING RIGHT FOR IT AS BOTH OF THEM ARE QUICKLY TRADING KICKS RIGHT TO THEIR HEAD! BUT SARAH SPINS AND TAKES JALYN BY SURPRISE SENDING IT TO THE OTHER SIDE OF HIS HEAD! Jalyn stumbles into the ropes yet quickly bounces off the ropes once more and quickly boosts himself once more to her!
James Peters: PLOT TWIST! BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO THE SKULL OF JALYN TAKING HIM RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND! SARAH COLLAPSES DOWN RIGHT ONTO JALYN AND HOOKS THE LEG GOING FOR THE PIN! THIS MIGHT BE IT RIGHT HERE IF JALYN STAYS DOWN! THE REF GOING FOR THE COUNT!
Rich Russillo: JUDGING BY HER REACTION IT SEEMS THIS MATCH CONTINUES ON AS JALYN MANAGES TO POWER OUT OF THE PLOT TWIST BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! Sarah looks a bit irritated put she’s not letting it phase her. Sarah grabbing the ropes and beginning to climb up to the top rope as I think I have a clue what she’s about to go for here! HAPPY ENDING-
James Peters: JALYN GETS THE KNEES UP! SARAH SHOOTING UP TO A KNEELING POSITION AS JALYN PULLS HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET AND QUICKLY TURNS SARAH AROUND! STRAIGHT JACKET GERMAN! SARAH TAKEN DOWN TO THE GROUND AS JALYN TRANSITIONS IT INTO A BRIDGING PIN!
Rich Russillo: SARAH MANAGES TO KICK OUT!
Persephone: GOD DAMMIT YOU KNOW ONE OF THEM HAS TO WIN SO JUST TAKE THE SACRIFISE AND FINISH THIS FUCKING MATCH ALREADY!
Rich Russillo: :wow: Ok then. Jalyn up to his feet now as he leans in the corner. He’s yelling at Sarah to get up to her feet and I suppose we know where it’s going to go from here! STAR CHASER! NO! SARAH MANAGES TO REVERSE OUT OF THE LIFTING SINGLE UNDERHOOK DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! SARAH SLIPS OUT AS SHE WAITS FOR JALYN TO TURN AROUND TO FACE HER AS CLEARLY JALYN DOESN’T KNOW A THING ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED! BITTERSWEET ENDING!
James Peters: NO! JALYN DUCKS UNDER AS SARAH BLASTS THE REFEREE WITH THE SUPERKICK! THE REFEREE IS DOWN!
Rich Russillo: SARAH IS CONFUSED AS JALYN BACKS HIMSELF UP A CORNER AS HE PULLS HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET! WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! LOOK BEHIND HER!
James Peters: CONSTANCE BLEVINS! CONSTANCE WITH THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP AS SHE BLASTS SARAH PRICE RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH IT SENDING SARAH CRUMBLING DOWN TO THE GROUND! JALYN IS DUMBFOUNDED BUT THE REF IS STILL DOWN! IT SEEMS JALYN IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT AS HE QUICKLY JUMPS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AS CONSTANCE DROPS OUT OF THE RING WITH THE SPECIALIST CHAMPIONSHIP! KINGS REGNUM!
Rich Russillo: PHOENIX SPLASH RIGHT ONTO SARAH AS THE REF IS UP AND JALYN GOES FOR THE PIN! NOT LIKE THIS! NOT LIKE THIS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Martyr (Waves)’ plays up as Jalyn Garcia sits up and gets up to his feet. He gets handed the New Breed Championship as he raises it in the air. But the celebration is cut short as Constance Blevins renters the ring. Jalyn raises his hands up as he rolls out of the ring innocently as Constance begins to circle around Sarah)
James Peters: CONSTANCE GOING RIGHT FOR SARAH NOW AS SHE BEGINS TO STOMP DOWN MERCILESSLY ON THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!
Persephone: Hmph, I will say thats smart but whats the point?
Rich Russillo: DONT KNOW BUT CONSTANCE IS CONTINOUSLY BEATING DOWN ON SARAH IN A EFFORT TO GIVE HER SOME SORT OF WARNING COMING INTO PAIN FOR PRIDE-
Persephone: WHATS THE DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY AND ELECTRICITY BILLS!
James Peters: You’re acting like I know this always happens.
(The lights come on as the camera is focused on a bloodied lead pipe in the air. The camera begins to move its way down and focus on Kasey Kaos who is standing right above Constance Blevins who is seen as blood begins to pour down from her forehead obviously from Kasey’s brutal attack)
(Kasey laughs as she drops the lead pipe right down onto Constance and rolls out of the ring. She makes her way up the ramp and turns around and looks at the carnage in the ring which has occurred as she can only help but give a smile in response to-)
Rich Russillo: IT’S KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR! KENSINGTEN SLAMMING KASEY AND KNOCKING HER OUT COLD RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE A BRICK LACED HANDBAG!
(Kasey’s smile is diminished as she’s knocked out cold as Kensingten looks down with a smile as she mockingly talks down to her before spinning on her heels and walking away with the handbag leaving everyone sans Kensingten down on the ground as that’s the last shot shown before the camera fades into the final commercial break of the night.)
(Commercial break for Covergirl lipstick starring Alexis Chambers. She’s easy, she’s breezy, and she’s beautiful. She is the perfect Covergirl.)
(Voltage fades back to the arena for the final time tonight, and Bella Braxton is in the ring, ready to announce the main event match.)
Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Fans: ONE FALL!!!
Bella Braxton: Introducing first…
( “Lonely Day” by System Of The Down blasts through the speakers and the crowd in attendances erupts in cheers. Shawn Sturgis approaches the start of the entranceway without the other half of “The Unique Ones”, and fixates his attention onto the squared circle while making his way down the ramp. )
Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Riverside, California, weighing in at 180 pounds.. “THE GOTHIC MONARCH”, SHAWWWWNNNN STURRRRGIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Persephone: Oh god.. It’s this guy again..
Rich Russillo: Shawn Sturgis is coming fresh off a tag team match for the ages where he teamed with Komatsu Ogawa as “The Unique Ones” against the unlikely duo of Sarah Price and Drake King. Their cohesive efforts were proven unsuccessful however, but the EAW Universe knew how talented and championship-prone they are here on the Voltage brand. Tonight, Shawn Sturgis gets the opportunity of putting “The Unique Ones” back on the map and most importantly, getting back into the winning circle.
( Shawn Sturgis prepares himself in his corner while “Scenario” by Pop Smoke echoes throughout the arena. Malcolm Jones jerks the curtain and emerges on the entranceway to the discontent of the audience. He is showered with boos while he confidently strides down the ramp and towards the squared circle. )
Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Harlem, New York, weighing in at 230 pounds… “BIG 092MLBOA”….. MAAAAALLLLLCOLLLLLMMMMMM JOOOONNNNNNESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!
James Peters: Malcolm Jones is weeks away from competing in the hellacious Barbed Wire Massacre and what perfect way to prepare for that is to step into the ring with the Voltage’s resident dare devil. Combatting the resilience and risk-taking of “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” is a great method to prepare his mental and physical self before stepping into the ring with Charlie Marr at the biggest stage of them all.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Rich Russillo: Our main event match for tonight is underway as Shawn Sturgis and Malcolm Jones now meet in the middle of the ring. They immediately engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up and Jones immediately muscles Sturgis into an old-fashioned headlock. Malcolm Jones has a headlock cinched in, but not for long as Sturgis uses his strength to push Jones into the ropes and off. Jones comes off the ropes and flattens “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” with a shoulder tackle.
James Peters: Jones looking down at him with an arrogant smirk before going back into the ropes. Sturgis hovers over and jumps down, Jones vaults over and rebounds off the ropes. Sturgis leans down and choreographs a back body drop, but Jones leapfrogs over his shoulders. Sturgis looks up and wraps his arms around his waist as he lands. GERMAN SUPLEX!
Persephone: NO!! Standing switch from Jones as he now has the waist lock. Malcolm attempts to hoist him into a german suplex! STURGIS COUNTERS IT INTO A WHEELBARROW, ADVANCES UPWARDS, SNATCHES HIS ARMS AND TRIES A WHEELBARROW ARM DRAG!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM HOLDS ONTO HIM! Jones was one step ahead of Sturgis as he now grabs his head and throws mercilessly into the ropes. Sturgis rebounds off and Jones leans down over. Sturgis flips over his shoulders to the surprise of Jones. ARM DRAG TO JONES!! AND ANOTHER ONE THAT TAKES DOWN MALCOLM!
James Peters: Jones is bamboozled now as Sturgis now boomerangs back into from the ropes! HE MOVES UP FOR ANOTHER WHEELBARROW ATTEMPT!! WHEELBARROW ARM DRAG!! NO! JONES DROPS HIM AND COILS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS NECK! THE “COCAINA CLUTCH” IS ALREADY CINCHED IN!! COULD WE SEE A SUBMISSION FINISH THIS EARLY INTO THIS MATCH?!?
Persephone: YES!! PLEASE!!
Rich Russillo: BUT STURGIS WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY DROP DOWN INTO THE CANVAS AND ESCAPE THE WRATH OF “BIG 092MLBOA”!! Sturgis reels into the corner, frightened as his lights could’ve been put out at that very moment! He returns back to their feet before they initiate in another collar-and-elbow tie-up.
James Peters: Malcolm quickly goes around his waist and grounds him with a waist takedown. Jones has the waist lock clenched in, but Sturgis is able to maneuver around and transition it seamlessly into a side headlock. Malcolm is now in distress before he quickly traps Sturgis head with a leg scissors. Sturgis tries to twist and head spring out of the leg-scissors but Malcolm keeps it tight!
Rich Russillo: Sturgis goes supine in a headstand while the leg scissors is still locked in! JONES LIFTS HIM UP WITH HIS LEGS AND DRIVES HIS SKULL INTO THE CANVAS WITH A PILEDRIVER-LIKE MANEUVER!! “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” just got scrambled by that driver as Jones now quickly backs him into the corner.
James Peters: Jones presses his foot against his midsection and connects with a barrage of forearm strikes before Irish whipping him into the ropes! He rebounds off the ropes adjacent while Sturgis collides against the turnbuckles… HE LEAPS UP INTO THE SKIES FOR THE WATER WHIP!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! STURGIS SIDESTEPS OUT OF THE WAY!! JONES FAILS THE WATER WHIP ATTEMPT AS HE TURNS AROUND AND EATS A PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK TO THE FACE!! Malcolm Jones is momentarily down and this presents the opportunity for Sturgis to get an upper advantage over the “Big 092 MLBOA”. Jones has reeled into the corner as Sturgis now charges towards him!
James Peters: CORNER BACK ELBOW SQUASHES THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION INTO THE CORNER!! STURGIS NOW BRINGS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A SNAPMARE TAKEDOWN, REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A VICIOUS PK!! A PENALTY KICK ACROSS THE JAW DECKS JONES AS STURGIS NOW GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Persephone: THAT’S IT!! RING THE BELL!!
Rich Russillo: Nope!! Sturgis is now peppering Jones in the corner with a combination of various strikes and ends it with a spinning heel kick into the midsection. That drives the air out of Jones as Sturgis spins around! JONES GETS HIS FOOT UP!! Sturgis is decked by that kick as Jones now jumps onto the top turnbuckle, soars and DRILLS “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” WITH A DEVASTATING TORNADO DDT!! COVER!!
James Peters: KICK-OUT!! Sturgis has now rolled beneath the bottom rope and prompts for Jones to follow behind him and explode onto the acrobatic specialist with a nasty knife-edge chop across the chest. Jones picks up Sturgis from the back, hoists him up! AND DRIVES HIM ONTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH A BACK SUPLEX!!
Persephone: THAT’S WHAT YOU GET!!
Rich Russillo: Sturgis slides down the steel steps in pain as Jones takes pride for his handiwork and smirks towards the fans in attendance. He hops onto the hardest part of the ring and waits while Sturgis uses the steel steps to help himself up. STURGIS HAS NOW RISEN AS JONES NOW ADVANCES ACROSS THE APRON!! HE SOARS OFF AND LIFTS HIS KNEE!! AND NAILS STURGIS WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!
James Peters: NO!!! STURGIS SHOOTS UP IN THE AIR AND DRILLS MALCOLM JONES IN MID-AIR WITH A DEVASTATING DROPKICK!! IMPRESSIVE, YET EXPECTED TIMING FROM “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” AS HE NOW SLOWLY BEGINS TO RECOVER!! Jones down-and-out while Sturgis climbs onto the apron.
Rich Russillo: Is Sturgis looking for a high-risk aerial assault? HE RUNS ACROSS AND SNATCHES JONES’ HEAD WITH A LEG SCISSORS!! HURRICANRANA?!? NO!! JONES HOLDS ONTO STURGIS BODY, HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE PLEXIGLASS WALL WITH A POWERBOMB!! GOD DAMN!!
Persephone: I’m surprised it didn’t break!
James Peters: Shawn Sturgis may be out for good whereas Malcolm Jones inserts back into the squared circle. He steps through the ropes and snatches his wrist. He Irish whips him into the turnbuckles, comes off the ropes and STEAMROLLS OVER “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” WITH THE WATER WHIP KNEE STRIKE!! KNEE TO FACE CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS HOISTS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO!! Malcolm nails Shawn Sturgis in the body with a couple of southpaw punches before placing his head between his legs and hoisting him up into a powerbomb! STURGIS USES THE MOMENTUM TO FLIP OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND DRILL HIM WITH THE “SEVEN”!! THE SIT-OUT SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB CONNECTS AS THE SHOULDER ARE DOWN!!
James Peters: Shawn Sturgis almost had him there! He was a split second away from securing this victory that would surely boost him up the pecking order here in Voltage. Sturgis circles around his waist and flips over his shoulders! FRONT FLIP STUNNER!!! NO!! MALCOLM SHRUGS HIM OFF, SPINS HIM AROUND AND PLANTS HIM WITH “SPIN THE BLOCK”!!! THE SPINNING SIT-OUT SPINEBUSTER CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
ONE….. TWO…… T-
Rich Russillo: STURGIS POWERS OUT!! “The Fresh Prince Of Mid-Air” gets his shoulder up. Malcolm Jones displays some form of frustration here as he calms himself down. He goes to pick up Sturgis, but STURGIS SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND ROLLS JONES OVER WITH A KIP-UP HURRICANRANA!!
James Peters: Impressive way to get out of the precarious situation as Sturgis now gets up! He advances up Jones upper body with a wheelbarrow, and SUCCESSFULLY GROUNDS HIM WITH THE WHEELBARROW ARM DRAG!! JONES FALTERS INTO THE CORNER AS STURGIS ISN’T DONE YET!! STURGIS JUMPS UP FOR THE CORNER ELBOW!!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM CATCHES HIM!! MALCOLM CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR AND PROCEEDS TO ELEVATE HIM INTO THE AIR!! HE TURNS AROUND AND TOSSES HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! STURGIS UNFAZED!! STURGIS MANAGED TO LAND ON HIS FEET FROM THE BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!!
James Peters: MALCOLM IS SHOCKED AS HE RUNS INTO HIM!! STURGIS PEPPERS HIM WITH TWO SLAP, A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND AN UPKICK!! HE SPINS AROUND!! MALCOLM JUMPS UP AND NAILS HIM RIGHT IN THE MUSHER WITH A YAKUZA KICK!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm Jones looks up to Sturgis flipping backwards! PELE KICK FROM STURGIS!! NO!! STURGIS MISSES AND LANDS ONTO HIS KNEES!! JONES CLOCKS HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD!! MALCOLM CLENCHES HIS TIGHTS AND PICKS HIM UP INTO A SUPLEX!! STURGIS DROPS DOWN AND TRAPS HIM INTO A CRADLE PIN!! COVER!!
ONE…. TWO… T-
James Peters: CLOSE-CALL!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP AT THE SAME TIME!! MALCOLM ATTEMPTS A STIFF PUNCH, BUT STURGIS USES HIS AGILITY TO SPIN AROUND AND CLOCK HIM CLEAN WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE JAW!! MALCOLM IS STAGGERED AS THIS NOW OPENS UP THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR STURGIS!! STURGIS SHOOTS UP AND GRABS HIS HEAD!! STUNNER!!!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM PUSHES HIM AWAY!! AND CONNECTS WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF STURGIS’ HEAD!! STURGIS IS STUNNED!! MALCOLM JONES NOW LEANS DOWN AND HOISTS HIM UP FROM BEHIND WITH AN ELECTRIC CHAIR! WHAT’S HE GOT IN MIND HERE???
Persephone: HE LAUNCHES STURGIS FORWARD!! James Peters: STURGIS SLINGSHOTS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AND TURNS MALCOLM JONES INSIDE OUT WITH A STUNNER!! THE STUNNER CONNECTS BUT MALCOLM IS NOT IN THE RING!! Sturgis is unable to pin his shoulders down as he pulls out of the ring! Great instinctive ring awareness by Malcolm Jones!
Rich Russillo: But that may have been the worst idea as he is in the landing zone! Malcolm gingerly emerges up to his feet while Sturgis runs the ropes! HE SOARS THROUGH THE ROPES!! AND FLATTENS MALCOLM JONES ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A SUICIDE DIVE CANNONBALL!!
James Peters: Sturgis retrieves the groggy Malcolm Jones and gets him back into the ring. He steps onto the apron and begins to climb up to the top turnbuckle. Is he looking to end this match?? “LOOK NO HANDS”!!! NO!!! JONES SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Persephone: These two are now in a precarious position!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm Jones is attempting to force Shawn Sturgis to surrender his height differential, but Sturgis is resilient! Jones is throwing punches and he’s just absorbing them! STURGIS WITH A HEADBUTT THAT STUNS HIM!! Jones’ is out but he holds onto the top turnbuckle.
James Peters: WHAT THE!?!? STURGIS HAS BOTH OF HIS ARMS HOOKED?!?!? OH NO!! HE FLIPS HIM OVER!! SUUUUPPPERRRRRRR CRUUUUCIIIFFIIIXXX DRIVVERR!!! STURGIs MURDERS MALCOLM JONES WITH A CRUCIFIX DRIVER OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE NOW CRAWLS OVER FOR THE LATERAL PRESS COVER!!
ONE…………. TWO……………. THR-
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT! Malcolm popped his shoulder up and Sturgis can’t believe it! Sturgis rose up to his feet and signals for the end! HIS COULD BE IT!! MALCOLM IS ON HIS FEET!! STURGIS RUNS AND JUMPS UP!! MALCOLM LEAPS UP IN AIR AT THE SAME TIME AND SPLITS “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR” WITH THE “C-NOTE” SPEAR!! SIDE PRESS COVER!!
ONE….. TWO…….. THR-
Persephone: DAMNIT!! WHY HE GOTTA KICK OUT??
James Peters: Because Shawn Sturgis will not back down! We’ve seen how courageous and resilient he’s been in high-pressure situations such as right now in the past and he’s thrived in them! This is no different. Malcolm is in the corner, impatiently waiting as I believe he’s looking to connect with another “C-Note”!
Rich Russillo: HE RUNS AND DASHES TOWARDS HIM!! “CCCCCCCC-NOOOOTTEEE”. NO!! STURGIS GETS HIS KNEES UP AND BACKS AWAY INTO THE BUCKLES!! BUT IT UNFAZED MALCOLM JONES!! MALCOLM IS LOOKING LIKE A MAN POSSESSED AS HE CHARGES BACK INTO STURGIS IN THE CORNER!!
James Peters: STURGIS GETS HIS FOOT UP!! MALCOLM HOLDS ONTO HIS FOOT AND SPINS HIM AROUND. STURGIS IS HUNG FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE BEFORE MALCOLM DRILLS HIS FACE ONTO HIS KNEE AND PlANTS HIM WITH ROPE-HUNG FACEBUSTER!! MALCOLM CONTINUES TO PUT GAS ON THE PEDAL AS HE NOW SITS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HOLDS ONTO HIS NECK!! REVERSE BLOCKBUSTER!!!
Rich Russillo: STURGIS GETS OUT OF HIS GRIP, LEAPS UP AND NAILS HIM WITH A PELE KICK!! MALCOLM IS KNOCKED OUT ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS STURGIS NOW STEPS ON THE GAS AND RUNS THE ROPES!! HE REBOUNDS OFF WHILE MALCOLM GAINS BACK CONSCIOUSNESS AND LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND INTERCEPTS STURGIS WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE!!! MALCOLM STUMBLES ONTO HIM AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! THIS IS IT!!
ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEE-
Rich Russillo: KICK-OUT INDEED!! Malcolm looks to end this now as he preys on Sturgis from behind! Sturgis is up on his feet. “COCAINAAAA CLUTCH”!!!!! NO!! STURGIS SAW IT COMING FROM BEHIND AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A BACK ELBOW!! Sturgis reels into the ropes while Malcolm rebounds off and boomerangs back into him! Sturgis steps out of the way and Malcolm goes over the top rope.
James Peters: Malcolm tries to enter through the ropes back into the squared circle, but STURGIS GETS AHOLD OF HIS HEAD AND BRINGS HIM IN!! ROPE-HUNG DDT!! NO!! MALCOLM AVOIDS THE “GUILLOTINE” ATTEMPT, CIRCLES AROUND HIS WAIST AND PUTS HIM RIGHT BACK IN THE “COCAINA CLUTCH”!!
Rich Russillo: Sturgis is quick to get out of it as he closes in on the ropes and hops over it! AND DRIVES MALCOLM JONES’ THROAT AGAINST THE TOP ROPE! JONES IS GASPING FOR BREATH AS STURGIS NOW JUMPS AND LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE!! SPRINGBOARDDDDDDDDD-
James Peters: MALCOLM SIDESTEPS AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE NECK!! THE “COCAINA CLUTCH” FOR THE THIRD TIME IS CINCHED IN ON “THE FRESH PRINCE OF MID-AIR”!! STURGIS IS BEGINNING TO LOSE RESISTANCE AND STRUGGLE NO!! MALCOLM MAY ACQUIRE A SUBMISSION VICTORY HERE TONIGHT!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! STURGIS GETS SECOND WIND AND IS ABLE TO STEP UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! BUT MALCOLM KNEW IT WAS COMING!! HE DRILLS HIM WITH A TURNBUCKLE BACKSTABBER AND ROLLS HIM RIGHT INTO THE “COCAINA CLUTCH”!! OH MY GOD!! COME ON!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!
Persephone: Tap please! I’m tired of this!
James Peters: STURGIS IS LOSING LIFE!! Malcolm continues to strengthen the chokehold as Sturgis is becoming unresponsive! NOT LIKE THIS!! MALCOLM WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AS HE NOW PROCEEDS TO BRING HIM DOWN FOR THE COMPLETE “COCAINA CLUTCH” HE BRINGS HIM DOWN!! WHAT!! STURGIS WAS PLAYING POSSUM AS HE FLIP OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND PINS HIM DOWN!
ONE…………. TWO……………………. THREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Persephone: DING DONG DING!!
Rich Russillo: NO!! MALCOLM ESCAPES!! THAT WAS NEARLY IT FOR MALCOLM JONES AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! MALCOLM TRIES A CLOTHESLINE, BUT STURGIS DUCKS DOWN AND HE GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE!! MALCOLM HOLDS ON AND GETS ONTO THE APRON WHILE STURGIS CATCHES HIS BREATH!!
Persephone: Boring! Can this match just end already? I can’t believe I have to deal with this torture every single week, how is this even allowed?
James Peters: You work here…
Persephone: So? They should try and be more entertaining. This is awful.
James Peters: Alright. Anyways, Shawn Sturgis is trying to pull Malcolm into the ring with a suplex, BUT MALCOLM WITH A KNEE TO THE HEAD TO GET OUT OF IT! Malcolm now jumping up to the middle rope, AND HE DIVES WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDL- NO! SUPERKICK BY STURGIS!! SHAWN STURGIS JUST HIT MALCOLM WITH A SUPERKICK, AND NOW HE GOES FOR THE STUNNER!!
Rich Russillo: MALCOLM PUSHES SHAWN AWAY! SHAWN WAS JUST ABOUT TO HIT THE STUNNER BUT MALCOLM MANAGED TO PUSH HIM AWAY!! That was a close one, a very close one! Malcolm now, WITH THE C-NOT- NO!! SHAWN WITH A KNEE TO MALCOLM, STOPPING THE SPEAR FROM CONNECTING!
James Peters: Shawn using the ropes to quickly pull himself back to his feet before running the ropes, AND HITTING MALCOLM WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAUL- WAIT NO! MALCOLM MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! How does Malcolm still have anything left after getting kneed in the head like that!? Malcolm getting back up before pulling Sturgis up, AND HE GOES FOR A SUPLE- NO! STURGIS SLIPPING OUT OF MALCOLM’S GRASP, AND SHAWN HITS MALCOLM WITH AN ENZUIGIRI JUST AS HE TURNS AROUND!
Persephone: I still don’t understand how you people genuinely like any of this.
Rich Russillo: Malcolm stumbled into the corner, and now Shawn charges in, BUT MALCOLM LIFTS HIM UP OVER HIM! SHAWN LANDED ON THE TOP ROPE THOUGH, AND NOW HE HITS A DIVING CROSSBODY AS MALCOLM TURNS AROUND!! SHAWN NOW GOING FOR THE COVER!
ONE…………. TWO……………………. THREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
James Peters: KICK OUT!!! Malcolm Jones is still in this match, and I’m sure that frustrates Shawn Sturgis! Shawn now with a huge stomp onto Malcolm’s stomach, and now it looks like he’s setting up for a boston crab submission, but Malcolm immediately rolls back onto his back before kicking Shawn away!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm using the ropes to pull himself back to his feet, AND NOW SHAWN CHARGES IN- RIGHT INTO A BOOT FROM MALCOLM! Malcolm now going for a lariat, but Shawn ducks it! Malcolm backed into the opposite pair of ropes, AND SHAWN CHARGES IN ONCE AGAIN, BUT MALCOLM DUCKS THAT LARIAT BEFORE SENDING SHAWN OUT ONTO THE APRON- BUT WAIT A SECOND! Shawn is able to immediately slide back under the bottom rope into the ring, and he now gets payback as he hits Malcolm with a lariat to the apron!
James Peters: Malcolm is back on the apron, and now Shawn is trying to pull him in for the rope hung DDT- BUT MALCOLM HITS SHAWN WITH REPEATED PUNCHES TO HIS SIDE, FREEING HIM! MALCOLM STILL ON THE APRON, BUT HE PULLS HIMSELF IN! “SHAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEE THEEEE ROOOOOOOOMMM”!!!! MALCOLM SPIKES SHAWN STURGIS WITH A SLINGSHOT CANADIAN DESTROYER AS HE CAUGHT HIM LACKING!! STURGIS MADE THE TERRIBLE MISTAKE OF NOT KEEPING HIS EYES ON THE PRIZE AS MALCOLM IS NOW PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!
Persephone: ONE-STAR FROGGGGG SPLASSSSHHHHH!!!!!!
Rich Russillo: COVER!!
ONE….. TWO……… THREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
( DING! DING! DING! )
Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. MALLLLCOLLLMMMM JOOOOOONNNNNESSS!!
Rich Russillo: Malcolm Jones with the impressive victory over Shawn Sturgis weeks before he goes to war with Charlie Marr. Marr better have been watching this main event match as Jones proved tonight how quick, smart, and tough he is in such a competitive climate as Elite Answers Wrestling and in that Barbed Wire Massacre, Jones should have no trouble surviving.
James Peters: Shawn Sturgis delivered a great performance tonight, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to vanquish the former EAW World Champion! Congratulations to Malcolm Jones on his well-earned victory!
Persephone: HMMMMPH. Whatever! Thank God this is over. BYE!
James Peters: It looks like that’s all for tonight. Good night everybody, see you all next week!
(“Scenario” hits, and Malcolm Jones gets up to his feet as the small crowd begins to boo. He has his hand raised by the referee before pulling it away. He has an unimpressed look on his face as he raises both hands on his own, as if the match wasn’t a huge deal, as Shawn Sturgis rolls out of the ring, trying to recover after the damage done at the end of the match. Sturgis sits on the apron on his own as Malcolm celebrates his win, before Voltage finally fades out.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)