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Voltage 7/24/22

(EAW intro plays.)

(The camera opens up as usual and a recap of last week’s Voltage begins to play. The night starts off with Harper Lee making her way to the ring talking about herself and belittling Andrea, which in turn, makes Andrea come out and interrupt Harper. She responds back with her own insults, to the point where Harper ends up swinging at Andrea and the two get into a brawl but they are broken up by security at the end. Sofia Clarke then has an interview with Sheridan Müller and Dr. Bethany Blue before their match but it is interrupted by the Off-Brand Amphetamines. Solomon and Kirk state that they are ready for The Prescription and will defend their titles successfully. The Prescription respond back saying that they shouldn’t doubt them and they invite them to watch their match to prove that as Bethany and Sheridan leave after that. The Off-Brand Amphetamines actually join at ringside as The Prescription takes on The Ice Aces, with The Prescription coming out victorious. However their victory is cut short as Solomon and Kirk attack them and lay them out. Captain Charisma then invites Ayu Megumi, Haruka Kashimashi and Halsey Neel to his office to inform them that they will fight in a fatal four way match alongside Kylie Grace to determine the next contender for the Specialists Championship. Each woman gives their reason to win before they leave afterwards. Haruka then takes on Sierra Everett, but she isn’t successful at winning as Sierra takes it with a handful of the tights. Kylie Grace’s public apology airs with her promising to become a better person despite not doing anything wrong and then Drake King is seen preparing for his match. He is interrupted by Dr. Doyle, warning him about the true danger of Samael and after a lot of discussing, Drake promises he will be careful. Samael then faces off against Theron Nikolas and defeats him, taking the victory. Usagi Senshi is stressed about the loss earlier in the night when Sierra interrupts her and mocks her for how she has been acting. They have an altercation that turns into a brawl and security has to pull them apart. Charlie Marr is interviewed as he talks about his future challenger ARIA and states that with or without changes, Charlie will still take matters into his own hands. ARIA then faces off against Diamond Dixon with Serenity Valdez and Charlie being at ringside, but with a small distraction from Charlie, Diamond capitalizes and she takes the win. Hikari Kanno goes out to the ring to accept Theron’s challenge. While Natasha is warning Hikari about the consequences of this, Theron attacks Hikari and sends her a little message. The video transitions to a pre-tape from earlier in the week. TLA shows the new and improved “Toon Palace” to Eden Sinclair, but after various mishaps, Eden doesn’t believe TLA has changed for the better of Disney and she forbids him from fighting Daryl at Midsummer Massacre. Minerva gets interviewed by Sofia Clarke where she talks about Ronan and her match later in the night. Drake King then takes on Ronan Malosi but the match ends in disqualification as Samael ends up attacking Drake. Another interview by Sofia is conducted for Daryl Kinkade, where he talks about his match with TLA and his goals for Season 16. Ronan then gets an interview himself, stating that he will prove everybody wrong and take the EAW Championship. And in the main event, Minerva takes on TLA as the EAW Champion comes out on top, but after the match Ronan gets his payback on Minerva and he lays her out with the show ending with Ronan holding up the EAW Championship in the air.)

(The recap ends and Sunday Night Voltage fades away to show a shot of the SND Arena in Asunción, Paraguay. An edited version of ’33rd Blakk Glass’ by ZilaKami & SosMula is played through the speakers as spotlights are panning around and golden pyro is shooting out from the stage. The crowd cheers wildly as the camera then goes over to show the broadcasting team of Rich Russillo, James Peters, and Persephone.)

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen…welcome to Sunday Night Voltage! We are in the last Voltage before Midsummer Massacre and tensions between Elitists have been rising! We have a stacked card tonight with four great matches and a ton of other stuff to look forward too!

Persephone: That’s an incredibly correct statement Rich! Very exciting times! Just to run down our super impress card, Kylie Grace will fight against Kenn Kenn, the Hardcore Champion Charlie Marr will fight the 24/7 Contract Holder Samael and Hikari Kanno will face off against Daryl Kinkade, these matches are certain to wow you! :wow:

James Peters: And in our main event, Sheridan Müller will square off against the Universal Women’s Champion, Harper Lee, alongside a contract signing between the EAW Champion Minerva and Ronan Malosi to end the show. But before any of that, we will hear an important message from Captain Charisma and Eden Sinclair, so let’s get on with the show!

( The camera switches down to ringside where Voltage ring announcer, Bella Braxton, is standing by. )

Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… PLEASE WELCOME VOLTAGE COMMISSIONER AND EAW HALL OF FAMER, CAPTAIN CHARISMA, AND DISNEY REPRESENTATIVE, EDEN SINCLAIR!

( ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney hits and the crowd begins to cheer. It’s not like they care about Eden Sinclair, but they are definitely happy to see Captain Charisma. )

Persephone: Well this just seems like an incredible way to start the show off, amirite? I absolutely can’t wait to see what Captain Charisma and Eden have to say after Eden totally took advantage of her power this week and canceled not one, not two, but THREE Midsummer Massacre matches!!! You guys know how much I just love long marquee events and I just hate that our first big event of the new season is going to be shorter!

Rich Russillo: :mjlol: Well, it was certainly a surprise when Fight Grid broke the news about all the cancellations and I’m sure none of the Elitists involved in the decision are very happy.

James Peters: The fans aren’t happy either if you go by the backlash on social media over Eden’s decision. Some of EAW’s biggest names have been removed from Midsummer Massacre and the fans feel cheated.

( Captain Charisma and Eden are in the ring now, and it’s Eden who has decided to take the lead here. Captain Charisma seems a little amused by this and has not spoken publicly since Eden made the decision. )

Eden Sinclair: To say Voltage left a bad taste in my mouth last week would be a gross understatement. From TLA’s actions to unruly Elitists attempting to make their own matches to unnecessary chaos and violence, this is stuff that just will not be tolerated. I understand that Voltage has a certain reputation of being more lax than the other brands and a lot more tolerant of unscrupulous behavior, but that isn’t how things work now. I was brought in specifically to change this brand and turn it into a family friendly show that everyone can enjoy, and in order to do so, it seems like I am going to have to set some ground rules. It’s extremely unfortunate that it has to be this way, but I have a job to do. I’m certainly happy that Voltage is competitive and people want to face one another, but you just can’t go around and make your own matches. Taking liberties might interfere with plans Captain Charisma and I ha-

Captain Charisma: Now hold on.

( Captain Charisma has his own microphone and he is shaking his head. )

Captain Charisma: Personally, I don’t have a problem with Elitists stepping up and wanting to challenge one another. If you want to face someone, face them, and if that happens to be on a marquee event, then that’s fine. With all due respect, Eden, I get the impression that you weren’t a fan of wrestling until you got this job, but for as long as this sport has been around, challenges happen. In fact, they’re encouraged. I would much rather see my roster step up to the plate and throw down the gauntlet then just sit around and wait for me to tell him who they’re going to face. It doesn’t really work that way and while I do understand that you were brought in for a specific purpose, I am still the Commissioner of Voltage.

( There is a hint of authority in Captain Charisma’s voice and Eden does not look happy about that. )

Captain Charisma: And as Voltage Commissioner, I am going to make an announcement. The August 7th episode of Voltage will now be a special episode that I am calling Super Voltage I. As the members of the EAW Universe can see, the schedule is very selective this year with fewer big events. Throughout this season, I am going to make sure everyone gets a chance to shine, have big matches, and show out no matter what the show is. The changes that are taking place within this company absolutely will NOT affect the spirit of competition and I will NOT tolerate Elitists getting discouraged from wanting to compete and face specific people. YOU went behind MY back to get those matches canceled for Midsummer Massacre and if you want anyone around here to trust you and respect you, then you will NEVER do something like that again. You may think that the Disney initiative has tied my hands, but it hasn’t. I’ve been with this company for a long, long time and have seen plenty of authority figures come and go because they didn’t get their way. Whether or not you join that list doesn’t make a difference to me, but what you’re not going to do is kill this brand.

( There is a huge roar of approval from the crowd at Captain Charisma’s bold statement. Eden looks a little stunned. )

Eden Sinclair: But I wasn’t trying to kill Vol-

Captain Charisma: :francis: You can save it. You may not be trying to kill Voltage, but your intentions aren’t innocent. You are attempting to assert your power and control over the brand and trying to force people to fall in line. I understand that you are young, right out of school, and trying to make a name for yourself within your company, but I’m telling you right now you’re not going to do it at this roster’s expense. While I’m not thrilled to have to comply with Disney’s specific vision for this brand, I have no problem doing my part to put out a product that brings more eyes to EAW. There is always room for growth. There is even room for change. But one of the changes isn’t to kill the love and passion the Voltage roster has for competition, and I’m not going to let you dish any more fines and punishments. Seeing the way you used Kylie Grace and the damage you did to her a couple of weeks ago told me everything I needed to know about you and how you were going to serve this brand. I know that you plan to fine Charlie Marr for making the censors go off last week. I know you planned to scold Minerva for dropping a swear or two in her interview with Sofia and show everyone that not even the EAW World Champion is immune to your authority. I know you want to reprimand Usagi and Sierra for fighting last week backstage but absolutely none of that is going to happen.

( Eden’s face has turned several shades of red and she’s clearly upset. )

Eden Sinclair: So what you’re telling me is that you are just going to let the inmates run the asylum this season, like always, and there is nothing I can do about it.

Captain Charisma: I really hate that saying because you’re acting like I don’t do my job. It’s insulting.

Eden Sinclair: :whoa: I didn’t mean it like that.

Captain Charisma: That’s how you came across and the biggest problem I have with you as of right now. Instead of hanging back, learning the business, and offering suggestions, you are trying to take control and force everyone to submit to whatever you’ve already planned out. I can’t help but repeat that it just doesn’t work that way! You have to meet people halfway and allow them to just do their thing. Emotions run high around this place, especially when so much is on the line for each person involved. These men and women risk their lives every single time they step into the ring. One misstep and they could end their own career or their opponent’s and I’m not joking. You need to step back and educate yourself on this sport. Get to know who each Elitist is and appreciate them for what they bring to the table. Do not take away their right to compete and challenge one another.

( Eden’s face is scarlett now and she has tears in her eyes. She clearly doesn’t enjoy being scolded by Captain Charisma in an open forum with everyone watching and cheering for him. To his credit, Captain Charisma shows no emotion towards Eden’s tears and he gives her a harsh look. )

Captain Charisma: Do you understand what I am telling you?

Eden Sinclair: Yes.

( The words were forced, but Captain Charisma nods anyway. )

Captain Charisma: I have no choice but to work alongside you, and that is fine. From now on, no decisions are to be made without discussing them with me first and I will give you the same respect in return.

( Eden says nothing, which is just as well. Captain Charisma isn’t exactly interested in hearing from her in the first place. He turns away from her to address the crowd. )

Captain Charisma: Now… let’s have a damn good show everyone! Who’s excited??

( The crowd goes absolutely insane and Captain Charisma grins. )

Captain Charisma: No sense in wasting anymore time, then. Eden and I are going to take our leave and when we come back from commercial break, Kylie Grace will be in action against Kenn Kenn! Enjoy the show!

( ‘Self Help Tape’ begins to play once again and to a thunderous ovation. Captain Charisma exits the ring and after a moment, Eden reluctantly follows him. She folds her arms across her chest and pouts like a petulant child as the Voltage cameras fade out and we go to our first commercial break of the night. )

( A commercial for “Thor: Love and Thunder” starring Kassidy Heart is shown, where she says it was one of the best Marvel movies she has ever seen. And just as that sentence is said, you can hear people start exploding on Twitter. )

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

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight plays to a positive reaction from fans, who high five Kylie Grace as she makes her way down to the ring skating on her miniboard, looking as if she’s focused on the match ahead. Kylie has a smile on her face too, glad to finally be able to compete again in front of all of the Voltage fans.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first!! Hailing out of San Diego, California, weighing in at 125 pounds…KYLIE GRACE!!

James Peters: This isn’t the first time we’re seeing Kylie compete here on Voltage as she did go up against Usagi Senshi, although in a losing effort.

Rich Russillo: Which can turn out to be a good thing, now you’re going into this match with a little bit more drive to win.

Persephone: Especially since she’s going to be competing in a number one contendership match,

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa also plays to another positive reaction as Kenn Kenn makes his way down the aisle, waving, and blowing kisses to fans. Kenn Kenn is making his return to EAW, and is clearly pumped up about this upcoming match.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent! Hailing out of Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 122 pounds…KENN KENN!!

James Peters: While Kylie is in that match, that could turn out to be a good thing for Kenn Kenn, who could score even more momentum from a win tonight.

Rich Russillo: You’re right about that. It could be anybody’s ball game, seeing as the fans aren’t firmly on the side of one competitor.

James Peters: And fan support can help serve as that extra bit a performer needs to truly thrive in a matchup.

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa fades out as Kenn Kenn finishes posing in the corner, and turns to face Kylie.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: There’s the bell, and we start things off with a great show of sportsmanship between the two, both competitors meeting in the middle to shake hands. Not often we see this, but I’m sure the Disney execs are loving it right now.

Persephone: Yay, mutual respect! 😃

James Peters: But sooner rather than later, the action is gonna have to kick off, which it does as Kenn Kenn pulls Kylie into a side headlock takedown, now wrenching on the hold as he has her grounded. Grace presses her forearm against Kenn Kenn’s face, attempting to push him off, but it proves to be no use. So, she resorts to using those legs of hers for a headscissors to escape the grounded side headlock.

Rich Russillo: Kenn Kenn manages to kick out of it, and both competitors scramble back to their feet with Kenn Kenn regaining the upper hand, grabbing Kylie into another side headlock takedown. Grace powers back to a vertical base, and after some back elbows to the midsection break the grip, and double Kenn over, she grabs him in a standing side headlock of her own.

James Peters: Kenn Kenn drops down to a knee as Kylie tightens the hold, but soon pushes her off to the ropes, AND GRACE COMES BACK WITH A DROPKICK! Kenn Kenn is down, momentarily stunned on the canvas, and Kylie takes this opportunity to run off the ropes, but Kenn Kenn rolls to his stomach, forcing Kylie to leap over the hurdle in front of her. Kenn Kenn stands himself back up, and leapfrogs over the rebounding Kylie, CATCHING HER WITH A CORKSCREW BACK ELBOW AS SHE RAN OFF THE ROPES AGAIN!

Rich Russillo: Kenn Kenn goes to pick Kylie up, but once getting to a knee, Grace uses her shoulder to drive Kenn back first into the corner, and now repeatedly thrusts said shoulder into his midsection before she hammers him with forearm strikes. Irish whip into the opposite corner, and Kylie charges in with a step-up knee strike. Kenn Kenn looks slightly out of it, and no wonder, that knee caught him flush on the chin. Irish whip back into the previous corner, but Kenn Kenn goes up and over. However, Kylie delivers a back kick to the midsection, and attempts to send him out over the top rope, but Kenn catches himself on the apron!

James Peters: THERES KYLIE WITH A DROPKICK, OFFICIALLY KNOCKING HIM OFF! Grace goes to the outside, and rolls Kenn back in the ring after picking him up from all fours, soon following herself. Kenn Kenn slowly gets back to a vertical base, but is unbeknownst to the fact Kylie is watching him do so, and she runs off the ropes for a BULLDOG! Grace shoots the half for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Rich Russillo: Immediate kickout!

Persephone: Fantastic…

Rich Russillo: Kylie tries bringing Kenn Kenn back to his feet, but he lands some hard shots to the body, and proceeds to hit forearms that stagger Kylie back into the corner. Irish whip into the opposite! BUT GRACE GETS THE BOOT UP, AND WATCH HER AS SHE GOES UP TO THE SECOND ROPE, PULLING KENN KENN IN FOR A TORNADO DDT, SPIKING HIM ON THE CANVAS!

James Peters: Kenn Kenn holds his head in pain, but slowly gets to all fours, only for Kylie to try and pick him up. BUT KENN FIGHTS BACK WITH A KICK TO THE ABDOMEN AREA, grabbing Grace in a side headlock afterward. But look at this, Grace positions Kenn Kenn up against the ropes, bouncing him off to escape!

Rich Russillo: Spoke too soon there, James, as Kenn Kenn hangs on, not allowing Kylie to shake him that easily. But he soon sends Kylie out through the middle rope, watching her as she gets back to her feet, and Kenn Kenn attempts slingshotting himself over the top rope, possibly for a crossbody. But Kylie narrowly gets outta the way there, causing Kenn Kenn to catch himself on the apron, showing off some fast reaction time.

James Peters: But Grace shows off some opportunistic qualities as she grabs his leg, and pulls it out from under him, forcing Kenn to hit face first on the apron before rolling back into the ring. Here comes Kylie, almost like a shark who smells blood in the water, hooking the leg for a cover!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOO-

Rich Russillo: Kickout! So, Kylie quickly transitions into a seated rear chinlock as Kenn Kenn jolted up, bringing any hope for momentum building on Kenn’s part to a screeching halt.

Persephone: Yeah, and any potential this match had of coming to an end soon as well. Great, just great! I’m truly loving the action going on right now. 😁

James Peters: Kenn Kenn fights back to his feet, and after back elbows to the gut loosen Kylie’s grip. KENN KENN RUNS OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT, BUT KYLIE TRIES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! KENN KENN DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, CONTINUING TO BUILD MOMENTUM, AND AFTER BOUNCING OFF THE OPPOSITE SET OF ROPES, BOTH COMPETITORS COLLIDED INTO EACH OTHER WITH A CROSSBODY ATTEMPT!

Rich Russillo: That seems to have taken all the wind out of their sails as they writhe in agony on the canvas. Kylie uses the ropes to assist her in getting back to her feet, and Kenn Kenn slowly gets there himself. Kylie approaches, but gets caught with a kick to the shoulder, soon turning to alternating kicks to both the shoulder and rib cage! Kylie is doing her best to cover up, but those hits are landing, and a roundhouse sends her stumbling into the corner.

James Peters: Kenn Kenn creates some distance, and charges in with a full head of steam for a JUMPING CLOTHESLINE! Kenn Kenn pulls Kylie to the center of the ring, and from the looks of it, starts to set her up for an exploder suplex. But repeated elbows to the back of the neck by Grace stop that from happening, and she tries transitioning into a DDT.

Rich Russillo: BUT KENN KENN TWIRLS OUT OF IT, AND PULLS KYLIE INTO THE EXPLODER SUPLEX ANYWAYS, THIS TIME MANAGING TO HIT IT! COVER IS MADE, HOOKING THE LEG!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

Rich Russillo: Kickout at two, Kylie manages to stay alive. Kenn helps stand Kylie back up, but there’s a swing and a miss for a clothesline on her end as Kenn Kenn ducked underneath it! Go behind for a rear waistlock by Kenn, but Kylie regains control with a standing switch. Kenn tries for a back elbow, but similar to Kylie, misses wildly as Grace ducks beneath it, and Kenn Kenn spins into a northern lights suplex! Look at the bridge from Kylie!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Rich Russillo: Kickout off the northern lights as Kenn gets his shoulder up!

Persephone: Wow, I really thought that was gonna put him away there! 😱

James Peters: Both competitors take some time to get back to their feet, but Kenn Kenn explodes with a clothesline! Kylie ducks underneath it, AND A PELE KICK DROPS KENN TO MAT AS HE CRUMPLED UP FETAL STYLE! KYLIE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR A PINFALL ATTEMPT!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHH-

James Peters: That was a well-placed kick to the back of Kenn’s neck, but it’s gonna take a lot more than that to put him away it seems. Speaking of, Kenn wisely rolls away from Kylie, creating some distance, and he starts to pull himself up in the corner. KYLIE CHARGES IN WITH A FOREARM SMASH, AND WHIPS HIM TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!

Rich Russillo: KENN KENN GETS THE BOOT UP, AND SLINGSHOTS OVER THE ROPE ROPE OUT TO THE APRON AS GRACE CONTINUES TO STAGGER BACK, CLUTCHING AT HER JAW AREA! KENN KENN LAUNCHES HIMSELF WITH A SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY OFF THE TOP ROPE ON A GROGGY OPPONENT!

James Peters: BOTH LEGS GET HOOKED BY THE ARM OF KENN! BUT YOU CAN SEE KYLIE KICKING HER FEET, SHOWING JUST HOW HARD SHES TRYING TO GET OUT OF THIS PINNING PREDICAMENT BEFORE THE REF’S HAND HITS THREE!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRR-

James Peters: Another kickout! And we gotta give Kylie credit, I saw her head smack off the canvas on that crossbody, how she had the wherewithal still to kick out is a mystery to me, but she managed. Kenn Kenn stands Kylie back up, BUT GRACE JACKS HIS JAW WITH A RIGHT HOOK, AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT! KENN KENN CONNECTS WITH A HURRICANRANA, HOOKING BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!

Rich Russillo: BUT BEFORE THE REFEREE CAN COUNT, KYLIE SHIFTS THE MOMENTUM FOR A DOUBLE LEG CRADLE OF HER OWN! ELEMENT OF SURPRISE CAN SOMETIMES PLAY A FACTOR IN VICTORY, NOT ALWAYS THE DAMAGE YOU DO!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRRR-

Rich Russillo: ALMOST! KYLIE ALMOST HAD IT WON THERE, BUT KENN BARELY KICKS OUT, ROLLING ON HIS BELLY! BUT KYLIE QUICKLY MOVES INTO CRY ABOUT IT! THE BANK STATEMENT BY KYLIE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! LOOK AT THE TORQUE ON KENN’S BACK!

James Peters: Kenn Kenn raises his hand in the air, possibly considering a tap out here, and that could be great in building momentum for Kylie Grace, and her blossoming career here on Voltage. …NO! KENN KENN SECOND GUESSES, AND STARTS INCHING HIS WAY OVER TO THE ROPES! KYLIE IS TRYING TO WRENCH FURTHER AND FURTHER ON THE HOLD, BUT CONTROL IS STARTING TO WEAKEN WITH HER OPPONENT CONSTANTLY SHIFTING AROUND!

Rich Russillo: ROPE BREAK! Kenn Kenn wrapped his hand on the bottom rope, and I’m sure that felt liberating, knowing he isn’t in peril anymore as of right now. The referee pulls Kylie off the hold, who heads over to the opposite set of ropes, encouraging Kenn to get back up! Slowly, but surely he does, taking a technique out of Kylie’s page, using the ropes for assistance, but very clearly favoring that back, which had a lot of tension put on it by that submission hold. Kenn Kenn turns around, KYLIE WANTS A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE, BUT KENN COUNTERS WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

James Peters: KICKOUT! BOTH COMPETITORS TRY SCRAMBLING BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT KENN KENN IS THE QUICKER OF THE TWO, CATCHING KYLIE AS SHE GOT UP TO A KNEE WITH A SPIKE HURRICANRANA! But surprisingly, Kenn isn’t going for the cover, but opts to pull Kylie in closer to the corner.

Rich Russillo: Gears are beginning to turn, and A SPLIT LEGGED MOONSAULT FAILS TO CONNECT AS KYLIE ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY! Kenn Kenn favors his gut in the center of the ring, and now it’s Kylie’s opportunity to capitalize, something I think she notices as she pulls herself up in the corner. What could she have in store for her opposition?

Persephone: I guess we’re about to find out.

James Peters: Kylie climbs to the top turnbuckle, but due to the wear and tear she’s taken, isn’t as quick as she could be. Regardless, Kenn Kenn hasn’t moved much, and Kylie could score with something big. …SHOOTING STAR PRESS! WHICH SHE CALLS FALL FROM GRACE, WE SAW HER ATTEMPT THIS AGAINST USAGI, BUT TO NO SUCCESS, SIMILAR TO THIS MOMENT AS KENN KENN GETS THE KNEES UP!

Rich Russillo: Kylie favors his abdominal region, and is unable to stop what comes next as KENN KENN LANDS WHATS ON THE MENU! SCISSORS KICK TO THE BACK OF THE NECK WITH THOSE LONG LEGS OF HIS!

James Peters: Kylie rolls over, and Kenn grabs ahold of her leg, going for Bottoms Up! The figure eight leg lock, BUT KYLIE KICKS HIM OFF LAST MINUTE, SENDING KENN KENN FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! A STUNNED KENN SPINS AROUND, AND ALMOST GETS CAUGHT WITH POWER PUNCH!

Rich Russillo: BUT KENN KENN TRAPS THE ARM FOR SWALLOW IT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!

James Peters: INVERTED LEG DROP BULLDOG COULD PUT KYLIE AWAY AS KENN KENN KEEPS HIS LEG DRAPED ACROSS HER CHEST FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERES YOUR WINNER…KENN KENN!!

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa blares throughout the arena to a positive reaction as Kenn Kenn rises off of the downed Kylie to have his hand raised in victory by the referee.)

Persephone: Welp, another loss for Kylie. That’s too bad! 😟

James Peters: But above that, another impressive showing. This woman certainly has the tools to be something in the future if she keeps this up.

Rich Russillo: I’d say she even has the tools to be winner of the fatal four way, those matches can go to anyone, just about being in the right place at the right time. Right now it wasn’t her night, instead Kenn Kenn’s!

James Peters: Kenn Kenn had a very short run in EAW the first time he joined the company, but it looks like things might be turning around this time as he picks up the victory in his first match back! Congratulations, Kenn Kenn!

(Kenn Kenn helps Kylie up, and the duo shake hands before Kylie exits the ring to allow him to continue celebrating his victory as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(The camera cuts backstage to a smiling Molly Waters, holding an EAW-branded microphone in hand, which is yellow colored to represent Voltage, and Molly is waiting outside the locker room of The Ice Aces, the nameplate being in frame as Waters starts talking to the camera)

Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen, I am currently standing outside The Ice Aces’ locker room, hoping to get a word with them very soon, especially with opportunities on the horizon, so without further ado…

(Molly knocks on the door, but is met with no response from anyone supposedly inside there.)

Molly Waters: Perhaps they didn’t hear me.

(Molly knocks again, but goes on to meet the same result as before, causing some awkwardness as she addresses the camera.)

Molly Waters: Well…I’m sorry, guys, I was told that they were in the locker room, but that doesn’t look likely right now, so I guess we’ll be passing it back to James Peters, Rich Russillo, and Persephone at the commentary table for a scheduled match between Hardcore Champion, Charlie Marr, and Samae-

(Just then, Molly’s speech is interrupted as Usagi exits the locker room, barely noticing Waters’ presence as she walks with a purpose, clearly upset, having walked out of Voltage embarrassed last week, especially with all the comments she’s made about Ayu being the weak link, and herself being the leader of their team. However, as the one pinned in tag team competition, it’s something she’s still having trouble processing. Molly sees a possible story, and rushes over to Usagi, managing to catch up, but needing to keep pace as Senshi doesn’t stop marching where she needs to be.)

Molly Waters: Excuse me, Usagi! I’m just looking to get a word, mostly as to what’s going on, and where you’re headed right now. You look to be very focused, maybe a bit fired up, did anyone get you this way, or…?

Usagi Senshi: Piss off.

(Molly stands there stunned momentarily, but puts that aside to catch up with Usagi again, who notices this, and rolls her eyes in annoyance, hoping that Molly would’ve actually followed her instructions to stay away, but nope, she’s right back looking for answers.)

Molly Waters: Usagi, please! Just a quick word, that’s all I’m asking!

(Usagi finally stops, and turns to look Molly directly in the face, some anger in her eyes, slightly intimidating Waters, who leans back a bit while still holding the mic close to Usagi’s mouth.)

Usagi Senshi: Since you’re clearly not gonna listen to me when I tell you to leave me alone, I’ll give you the story that you so desperately require. Last week, in that match against Sheridan Müller and Bethany Blue, The Prescription, or whatever they wanna call themselves. Let’s be honest, I was embarrassed, and right now, I’m frustrated with how things have turnt out. I tried to set an example for ARIA, I tried to set an example for Ayu, and… I failed. I failed them, and I failed myself, so much so, Ice Aces are at the bottom of the totem pole now when it comes to the tag division. Seeing as “The Prescription” are getting next crack at the titles, and Bulletstorm aren’t far off themselves. At this point, I don’t know when we’ll get our chances at the gold. …like I said, I’m just all in all frustrated with how things have turned out.

(Molly eases up, and sees a chance to lift Usagi’s spirits, albeit having a gentle approach, knowing what she’s about to mention next.)

Molly Waters: Hey…it’s not all bad. Remember, ARIA has a shot at the Hardcore Title coming up, and Ayu gets to take part in a big match, which could make her number one contender to Serenity or Diamond Dixon for the Specialist Championship. In a time like this, that has to make you a little bit happy, right?

(Molly’s attempt at cheering Usagi up winds up backfiring as her frustration with everything only increases, but Senshi takes a deep breath before forcing herself to smile, somewhat phoning in the happiness, now speaking into the microphone.)

Usagi Senshi: …you’re absolutely right. It does make me happy, knowing my best friends, AND girlfriend have such big opportunities ahead of them. As if I even needed to say it, I wish them good luck, and have faith that they can both get the job done in their respective matches.

Molly Waters: Usagi, I don’t mean to come off as mocking here, or making fun of, but after mentioning your teammates having big things upon the horizon, I wanted to ask what was next for you? So far, there isn’t a match with your name on it at either Midsummer Massacre or Super Voltage I.

(Usagi thinks momentarily before a sick smile forms across her face, replacing the look of anger and frustration for now, a lightbulb having definitely gone off in her head.)

Usagi Senshi: You know? I’m glad you mentioned that, Molly, because I’ve got a plan. Ya see, you’re not the first person to bring current shortcomings to my attention. No, last week, that was Sierra Everett, who I’m gonna find, and give a piece of my mind to about that whole ordeal. Was that the scoop you’re looking for?

Molly Waters: Actually, yes. Thank you.

Usagi Senshi: Now… Please, just stop following me. I wanna handle that business on my own.

(Molly nods before allowing Usagi to continue walking down the hallway, on the search for Sierra Everett now, who’s location Senshi asks around about. Firstly, from stagehands, who simply shrug their shoulders, having no idea where Sierra is themselves. Usagi starts peeking in doors, and looking round at corners, but still to no avail. So, with frustration growing as she continues looking around, Usagi soon stops in her tracks, a smirk growing on her face as she finally spots Sierra Everett, who’s doing a photoshoot in her street clothes, unbeknownst that Usagi has been on the hunt for her, and just went on to find her.)

Photographer: Excellent, Sierra! Excellent! Now, can we get one with you smiling?

Sierra Everett: Don’t tell me what to do. I’ll smile if I want to smile, you just take the pictures.

Photographer: Got it.

(Sierra keeps posing, allowing some more pictures to be snapped, but before the next one can be taken, Usagi Senshi walks into the shot, interrupting Sierra similar to how she did her last week, much to Everett’s annoyance, who reluctantly turns to face Usagi. The crowd pops at this, wanting to see another back-and-forth brawl with the two like last week.)

Sierra Everett: What is it that you could possibly want in a time like this?

Usagi Senshi: I didn’t take too kindly to the things you said last week, so I’m gonna ask you to say them again to my face right here, right now. Because you’ve been in EAW, let alone Voltage for barely a minute, and if there’s one thing I’ve come to learn, it’s that you’ve got a big mouth. But the funny thing is: such little experience to go with it. We have a lot of entitled people here, but you’ve almost placed yourself at the top of the list. I mean, at least those with your attitude have some type of accomplishments to go with it, one’s that span past just barely competing on the indie scene. We’re in the top wrestling promotion in the world now, Elite Answers Wrestling. And the biggest thing you’ve done here is beat Haruka, along with attention seeking bigger names than yours on Twitter. It honestly baffles me how someone could act this way, and consider it fine. But far as I’m concerned, it’s not fine. You need to be humbled, and humbled fast. Luckily, I’m just the person to do it.

(Sierra scoffs at this claim from Usagi, refusing to sell Senshi as an actual threat to her, and this momentum she’s been riding on.)

Sierra Everett, Let’s save the jokes for another time, shall we? Because speaking of time, I certainly don’t have any for this nonsense, why? Because mine is money, and you’re wasting it.

Usagi Senshi: Wasting it?

Sierra Everett: Yeah, didn’t you hear me? I’m not gonna repeat myself if that’s what you’re hoping for.

Usagi Senshi: Oh, I heard you. So, taking pointless photoshoots, which probably won’t be used for anything past your Instagram for a few hundred likes, falls under time well spent for Sierra Everett, huh?

Sierra Everett: Exactly. And for the record, these photos aren’t useless, or just for likes on Instagram, they’re actually gonna be helpful in making me more money once the eight-by-tens roll out. Ya know, since I’m already a star that the people are buzzing about. Meanwhile, when it comes to you, the only thing people are buzzing about, if you wanna call it that, is when your delusion of grandeur will finally come to an end. After all, this whole “leader” role isn’t a good fit for you, it just feels forced.

(Sierra’s smug nature is back on display with a smile, thinking she just verbally owned Usagi again.)

Usagi Senshi: Ah, well, you sorta told me something similar last week, and it’s funny, because there, I was worth your time, but now I’m not?

Sierra Everett: Yeah, you get it!

(Usagi’s anger begins to pick up with the irritating Sierra Everett present, similar to last week, but instead of initiating an attack, Senshi opts to use her words instead.)

Usagi Senshi: No… I don’t, Sierra. But what I do get is that for all your talk about me not having some major match like the rest of my stablemates, you don’t have one either, which I’m why I’m gonna go talk to Captain Charisma and Eden, so we can get a match between the two of us situated for Super Voltage I.

(The crowd pops as Usagi smirks, thrilled at the idea of getting her hands on Sierra again, but inside a wrestling ring this time. However, Everett isn’t exactly excited about the prospect of that match, and makes it known.)

Sierra Everett: :whoa2: You’re getting a little too excited there, we don’t need a match with one another.

(The crowd’s reaction immediately shifts from positive to negative, given that Sierra’s backing down from the challenge laid out by Usagi.)

Usagi Senshi: Ohh, so we can add that to the qualities that sum up you perfectly. Let’s see… loudmouth, arrogant, inexperienced, and now a coward. Got it.

(Sierra takes great offense to this, but the crowd pops, loving to see Everett get flustered now.)

Sierra Everett: Hey! Watch your mouth right now, because I am NOT a coward.

Usagi Senshi: Okay, then I’m asking you to prove it. Me versus you in a match on Super Voltage I, that is if you’re not scared, which I think you are. So, what’s it gonna be? Yes or no?

Sierra Everett: Look, do you know what you’re getting into? You’ve already been embarrassed by a less experienced tag team, do you want to be embarrassed by a less experienced-

Usagi Senshi: Is that a yes or no?

Sierra Everett: If you’d let me fini-

Usagi Senshi: Yes or no?

Sierra Everett: If you’ll just wait til I’m done talk-

Usagi Senshi: Yes or no?

Sierra Everett: Listen-

Usagi Senshi: Yes or-

Sierra Everett: Yes! Yes! I’ll face you, happy now?

(Having successfully turned the tables on Sierra, annoying her to great lengths now, Usagi is left satisfied.)

Usagi Senshi: Very. I’ll be off to tell Captain Charisma and Eden the great news.

(Usagi gives a brief glance at Sierra before walking off, alerting Everett that she’s one-hundred percent focused on their match, and plans to take out all her anger and frustration, leaving Sierra there to think what exactly she’s gotten herself into, pissed off, and not happy about the match which seems to be on the horizon for her.)

( The camera cuts to commercial break. )

( A Subway commercial airs featuring Terry Chambers as the new Jared. )

(Voltage opens up inside of the SND Arena where we see ARIA already standing out at ringside for this upcoming match. Inside of the ring is Bella Braxton, holding a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen.. The following contest is set for!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(A gong erupts in the arena, as the words “I SEE YOU” echoes out. After a moment, smoke fills the stage and ‘Down with the Sickness’ by Disturbed begins to play. The crowd continues to boo, and eventually, Samael steps out wearing a black trench coat. He walks down the ramp in a menacing way, as he shows no emotion whatsoever.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first!! Weighing 285lbs!!! MR 24/7!!!! THE GRIM REAPER!! SAMAEL!!!!!!

James Peters: Here comes Samael who picked up a huge victory over Theron Nikolas last week. He has a date with Drake King soon in what is possible the most mind boggling situation Drake has ever had to go through.

Rich Russillo: Yeah, with the whole multiple personalities that Samael has, having someone tell you “we’re watching you” is pretty creepy.. Even when done to someone like Drake King who has seen it all.

Persephone: Speaking of Drake, Samael also interfered in his match with Ronan Malosi by hitting the RIP on Drake mid-match.. That resulted in an early stoppage, but shows that the 24/7 contract holder isn’t scared of anyone, and that he’s just on an absolute tear.

(After a few shots of the crowd, ‘Praise the Lord’ by Bandokay hits, and the crowd erupts into boos. The Hardcore Champion steps out, and smirks the second he sees ARIA at ringside. He knows he cost her last week, and he’s proud of it. He continues down the ramp showcasing his Hardcore Championship, letting everyone know who the champ is.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent!!! From Tower Hamlets, London, in the United Kingdom!!! Weighing in at 240lbs!!! HE IS THE HARDCORE CHAMPION!!! THE MAN OF ALWAYS!!! CHARLIE MARR!!!!

Persephone: Well Marr made it known last week that he wasn’t a fan of the new rules for the Hardcore Championship, especially since Captain Charisma went through with it. We all know Captain Charisma was a pioneer for that belt and could be seen as the greatest to ever hold it, so seeing that Captain Charisma wouldn’t defend what that belt originally stood for rubbed Marr the wrong way.

James Peters: Another thing from last week that stands out to me is how the number one contender for the Hardcore title was outsmarted by Marr in her match against Dixon. Marr was talking his trash and got into the head of ARIA last week. She’s out here tonight, but after what happened last week, I don’t know what more she can learn from Marr. He’s a sneaky bastard that almost always ends up getting his way. It’s going to be a tough task for her if she plans on taking that belt away from him when the time comes.

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: There’s the bell! And here we go! This should be a good one! Samael and Charlie approach each other in the center of the ring and already it looks like they’re trying to overpower each other!! Charlie Marr even attempting to lock up with something like Samael is almost crazy, but it’d prove a great point to ARIA if he could overpower him!

Rich Russillo: Very close in strength, but it looks like Samael has the upperhand, as Charlie begins to backpedal!! Samael continues to shove Charlie, and eventually tosses him up against the corner turnbuckle! Samael with a right hook!! No!! Charlie ducks under the arm, then shoves Samael up against the corner! BODYSHOTS BY CHARLIE!! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT!! Charlie isn’t holding back, as he’s connecting with each punch perfectly!! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RI-

Persephone: BUT SAMAEL SHOVES CHARLIE HARD AND HAS HIM FALLING TO HIS BACK!! Marr is quick to get back to his feet, and charges straight at Samael.. BUT HE’S CAUGHT BY A BIG BOOT FROM THE ANGEL OF DEATH!! CHARLIE JUST GOT A TASTE OF THAT BOOT, AND IT SPUN HIM AROUND!! HE’S DOWN ON ONE KNEE!!

James Peters: That big boot gives Samael a huge opening, as Charlie is on his knee, and rubbing his jaw. He’s definitely going to feel that one in the morning. Marr slowly gets to his feet, but is immediately hit by a hard backhanded chop by Samael!! Another chop!! That one echoes throughout this arena, and has Marr grabbing at his chest! However, it looks like Samael is switching things up now, as he grabs Marr by the wrist and irish whips him down towards the side ropes! Marr hits the ropes and rebounds back towards The Grim Reaper.. BACK BODY DROP!! SAMAEL JUST BACK BODY DROPPED CHARLIE!!! MARR HITS THE MAT HARD AND YELPS OUT IN PAIN AFTER THAT ONE!!!

Rich Russillo: Marr is arching his back and squinting his eyes tight after that back body drop. That one definitely stung, but Marr manages to get to his hands and knees. He’s beside the ropes, so he reaches out and grabs them to help him work up to his feet.. BLOOD DONATION BY SAMAEL!!!!

Persephone: NO!!! MARR KEEPS HOLD OF THE TOP ROPE AND PULLS IT DOWN AS HE DUCKS UNDER THE LEG!!! AND NOW IT’S SAMAEL WHO STUMBLES OVER THE TOP ROPE.. AND TRIPS DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! INCREDIBLE RING AWARENESS BY THE HARDCORE CHAMPION!!

James Peters: Samael is down at ringside. He’s barely able to move after that landing moments ago, but somehow he’s finding the strength to improve his positioning on the ground. Meanwhile, if we take a look inside of the ring, Marr has used the ropes to help him get back to his feet.

Persephone: Marr steps out onto the ring apron, and faces Samael who is still down. And wait a second.. Look at this! Marr turns his head and sees none other than ARIA standing right beside the action. A smirk begins to form on the face of the Hardcore Champion, and I want to believe that is a bad sign for the 24/7 contract holder, Samael.

Rich Russillo: We’re about to find out, Persephone, because Samael is slowly getting to his hands and knees. ARIA looks up at Charlie then down towards Samael.. Back at Charlie and again looks at Samael who gets to his feet.. CHARLIE LEAPS!!! DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!!! THAT’S DEATH OR GLORY BY CHARLIE MARR, AND IT SNAPS SAMAEL’S HEAD ALL THE WAY BACK, SENDING HIM DOWN INTO A SEATED POSITION HERE AT RINGSIDE!!

James Peters: And look at this!! Marr gets back up to his feet quickly, then steps towards ARIA while pointing back at Samael!

Charlie Marr: (Off-Mic) You see that! That’s how you get the job done!

Persephone: Marr turns his head back towards Samael, then charges at him at full speed!! SHOOT KICK TO THE CHEST OF THE SEATED SAMAEL!!! SAMAEL INSTANTLY FALLS BACK AGAINST THE THINLY PADDED RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! HE CLUTCHES AT HIS MIDSECTION AND ROLLS ONTO HIS SIDE!!!! Marr turns back around, still pointing at Samael while looking at ARIA!!!

Charlie Marr: (Off-Mic) That’s how you get it done!!

Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four..

Rich Russillo: Marr turns back around and makes his way over to Samael. Marr reaches down and grabs him by the head and shoulders. Eventually, Samael is up to his feet with Marr having a tight grip on the back of his head. The Hardcore Champion then rushes towards the ring, and tosses Samael under the bottom rope!! Marr gives ARIA a mean look, then slides back into the ring and heads towards Samael.

Persephone: Samael has gotten up to his hands and knees, but Charlie steps right beside him, grabs the Grim Reaper by the head, AND DELIVERS A POWERFUL HEADBUTT!!! Charlie keeps his grip on Samael’s head.. AND DELIVERS ANOTHER POWERFUL HEADBUTT!! AND ONE MORE!!!!! Marr releases Samael’s head, and Samael instantly lands flat on the canvas. Marr quickly turns him over and goes for the pin!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWW-

James Peters: And there’s the kick out at two!! Charlie gets to his feet, and begins stomping down onto the midsection of the larger opponent! He wants to break down The Angel of Death and weaken him so that the next pin attempt is successful. Someone like Samael isn’t going out that easily, and I’m sure Charlie is aware of that now that he’s seen the Grim Reaper kick out already after the amount he’s gone through in this match.

Persephone: That’s what I love about our Elitists. It’s the resilience that they show each and every week. It’s an honor to be able to commentate their matches. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Rich Russillo: Really?

Persephone: Yes :mjcry:

James Peters: Marr reaches down and grabs Samael by the head. He attempts to bring him up to his feet.. But down on his knees, it’s Samael who delivers a right handed punch directly onto the midsection of Charlie!! Now Samael fires away with a left!! Another right!! BUT LOOK IT’S MARR WITH A BACK ELBOW THAT SLAMS DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF SAMAEL’S NECK!!! The Angel of Death instantly falls down onto all fours, as Marr clutches at his stomach, and staggers back until he’s leaned up against the side ropes.

Rich Russillo: Samael has shown some fight, and managed to keep Charlie from continuing his offense for the time being, but it still looks like Charlie has the upper hand. The Man of Always gets off of the ropes, and begins to step towards Samael who has gotten back to his hands and knees.. KICK TO THE MIDSECTION BY CHARLIE!! HE JUST BLASTED HIM LIKE HE WAS PUNTING A SOCCER BALL!!

Persephone: Samael drops down to his forearms after that thunderous kick from Marr. That had to knock the wind out of Mr. 24/7. Marr doesn’t care though. He’s doing what he needs to against Samael, and trying to make a statement here tonight ESPECIALLY with ARIA watching this match. Marr reaches down and grabs Samael by the head and shoulders. He lifts him up to his feet, then gets the 280lbs opponent up onto his shoulders!! Charlie what are you thinking!?!

James Peters: Marr has Samael’s body on his right shoulder! He walks over to the center of the ring slowly, obviously struggling to move around while carrying all of Samael’s weight!! And now.. FRONT POWERSLAM BY CHARLIE MARR!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!! SAMAEL KICKS HIS LEGS HARD, AND MANAGES TO GET FROM BEHIND CHARLIE AND LANDS ON HIS FEET!! Samael grips around the waist of Marr.. AND LIFTS MARR UP ONTO HIS LEFT SHOULDER SIMILAR TO HOW MARR WAS CARRYING HIM MOMENTS AGO!!! Samael sprints towards the turnbuckle with Marr still on his shoulder.. AND HE TOSSES MARR FACE FIRST UP AGAINST THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! THAT’S THE SNAKE EYES!!!

James Peters: Charlie Marr is stunned after that one, as he can barely stay standing on his feet! Marr nearly falls over, as his balance isn’t all the way back.. BUT CHARGING RIGHT AT HIM IS SAMAEL WITH A RUNNING DDT!!! AND IT CONNECTS, AS SAMAEL SPIKES THE HARDCORE CHAMPION’S FACE STRAIGHT INTO THE MAT!!

Rich Russillo: Now that one had to have hurt!! Marr is down and grabbing at his forehead and nose. His head must be ringing because that running DDT was picture perfect a few moments ago.

Persephone: This is why I love their matches. It’s perfect every time. You can’t find this type of entertainment anywhere outside of Disney!

James Peters: Marr is down on his hands and knees, but Samael is there to hook his arm and toss him straight to his back. Samael then rises up to his feet and.. LEG DROP!! SAMAEL JUST DROPPED ALL 280LBS OF HIMSELF ONTO CHARLIE MARR!! Marr clutches at his head painfully, and tries to cover his face from any strikes from Samael.. But Samael stands up.. AND STOMPS DOWN ONTO THE WIDE OPEN STOMACH OF MARR!!!

Rich Russillo: This is exactly what Marr doesn’t want. He doesn’t want to allow Samael to build his offense, because the bloodthirsty reaper is hard to stop when he gets going. When Samael smells blood in the water, it only makes him more dangerous to face!

James Peters: Samael grabs Marr, and brings him up to his feet.. BACKHANDED CHOP BY SAMAEL!!! ANOTHER!!! AND ANOTHER!! Each of those chops landed right at the chest of Marr, and now the Hardcore Champion is leaned up against the ring ropes!

Persephone: Samael grabs at Marr’s wrists now, and irish whips him across to the other end of the ring!! Marr hits the ropes on the other side, then rebounds back towards Samael who is bent over and ready to send Marr flying with a back body drop!! BUT NO!! MARR CHOPS HIS FEET, STOPS IN PLACE, AND DELIVERS A MASSIVE KICK TO THE CHEST THAT POPS SAMAEL UP TO AN UPRIGHT STANDING POSITION!!!

Rich Russillo: Samael grabs his chest while Marr turns around and runs back towards the ropes! He bounces back towards Samael who is still catering towards his hurt chest.. RUNNING KNEE LIFT BY MARR BLASTS SAMAEL RIGHT IN THE STOMACH!!! SAMAEL DROPS DOWN TO ONE KNEE!!! HIS BODY HAS TO BE HURTING AFTER THAT ONE!!

James Peters: Samael is down on one knee, breathing heavily, and holding onto that hurt abdomen. Meanwhile, Charlie runs back towards the ropes and bounces back..

Rich Russillo: BUT AS HE APPROACHES SAMAEL, THE 24/7 CONTRACT HOLDER POPS UP, LIFTS MARR UP IN THE AIR EFFORTLESSLY WITH THE HELP OF HIS RUNNING MOMENTUM… AND HE DROPS HIM NECK FIRST DOWN ONTO THE TOP ROPE!!! THAT’S THE STUN GUN!!! MARR HITS THE MAT IN AN INSTANT AFTER NEARLY GETTING HIS HEAD DECAPITATED!!!!

Persephone: Both of these men are down on the mat. Samael is down on one knee, staring directly at Marr who lays flat on the canvas of the ring. This match has gone back and forth so far, but neither man is showing any sign of holding back. Whenever an opportunity presents itself to these two, they take it. And if their attempts fail, they still find a way to come back for more, because these guys came to fight here tonight!

James Peters: You have got that right Persephone. If you came to see a battle between two of Voltage’s best talents, you’re getting one right now. These fans in attendance are surely getting their money’s worth and then some. What would you expect though when you have the Hardcore Champion and 24/7 Contract Holder in the same ring together?

Persephone: You’re right, James. This is no surprise that these men are putting on such a show. I might be even happier than the fans in attendance, because I get to be up front and CALLING this beautiful masterpiece that you can only find here on Disney+. Subscribe today!

Rich Russillo: OH MY!!!

James Peters: :DAMN: !!!

Rich Russillo: SAMAEL JUST MADE HIS WAY OVER TO THE DOWNED CHARLIE!!! AND HE’S GOT HIS PALM AROUND HIS THROAT!!! CHARLIE IS GASPING FOR AIR!! HE’S TRYING TO PRY OFF SAMAEL’S HAND, BUT SAMAEL GRIPS MARR’S THROAT, AND LIFTS HIM UP TO HIS KNEES, THEN TO HIS FEET!!! Samael now tosses Marr’s near arm over the shoulder that has the hand that’s gripping the Hardcore Champion’s throat!! Samael lifts Marr up for a.. CHOKESL-

Persephone: MARR JUST SPIT INTO THE EYES OF SAMAEL!!! HE JUST BLINDED THE GRIM REAPER!!! Samael releases his grip on Charlie Marr, and begins rubbing his eyes!! Samael can’t see!! He begins to stagger back.. BUT MARR MAKES IT EASIER ON HIM, AND DOES A FULL ON SHOVE ONTO SAMAEL!!! SAMAEL FALLS BACK AGAINST THE SIDE ROPES, AND BOUNCES BACK.. THE HEADMASTER RITUAL!!! SPINEBUSTER BY CHARLIE MARR PLANTS THE 24/7 CONTRACT HOLDER RIGHT INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH AN INSANE AMOUNT OF FORCE!!! CHARLIE IS AMPED UP AND READY TO GO!!! HE APPROACHES SAMA-

James Peters: The referee just grabbed Charlie by the arm!! The referee doesn’t look too fond of that spit to the face that Charlie did to Samael moments ago!

Rich Russillo: It looks like Charlie is explaining to him that he was choking due to being gripped by the throat, and that the spit was just liquid that got shot up when he was trying to breathe! The referee nods as he understands the situation that Marr is trying to explain.

Persephone: Yeah, but we all know Marr. He likes to get away with these cheap tricks and tactics, and spitting in the face of Samael was just another one that he managed to get away with.

Rich Russillo: That missed call may have cost Samael just now, and on the outside we can see ARIA who is definitely upset about the fact that this match is still going on. Marr has been belittling ARIA for weeks now, wondering why his competition for that belt was her, so I bet watching Marr die on his own sword trying to be the guy that he is would have been a sight for ARIA to see tonight, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

James Peters: Charlie Marr turns his attention back towards Samael who has gotten up to his hands and knees. The Grim Reaper now gets to his feet, as Charlie charges at him!! CHARING CROSS!!! DISCUS CLOTHESLINE BY MARR!!!

Persephone: NO!!!! SAMAEL DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE ARM!! Marr continues towards the ropes, as Samael runs to the ropes at the other end!! Both Elitist rebound off of the ropes at opposite ends and sprint at full speed towards one another!! SAMAEL WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!!! CHARLIE CATCHES AND HOOKS THE ARM IN MID-AIR!!! AND HE COUNTERS THE CLOTHESLINE WITH AN ARMDRAG TAKEDOWN!!!! SAMAEL LANDS IN A SEATED POSITION IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!!

James Peters: AND FROM BEHIND, IT’S CHARLIE WHO LOCKS IN A REAR NAKED CHOKE!!! THAT’S THE TRANQUILITY!!! HE’S TRYING TO CHOKE OUT THE ANGEL OF DEATH HERE TONIGHT!! HE’S TRYING TO PUT HIM TO SLEEP!!!

Persephone: SAMAEL IS STRUGGLING!!! HE’S REACHING FOR THE ROPES, BUT HE’S TOO CLOSE TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! HE’S GASPING!! TRYING TO FIGHT HIS WAY OUT OF THIS WITHOUT TAPPING OUT!!! CHARLIE HAS THIS ONE LOCKED IN TIGHT AND ISN’T GIVING SAMAEL ANY ROOM TO WORK WITH!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK!! SAMAEL MANAGES TO GET HIS FEET FROM UNDERNEATH HIM!!! HE COMES UP FROM WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DEEP SQUAT WITH CHARLIE MARR ON HIS BACK!! OH MY GOSH!!! THIS IS INSANE STRENGTH ON DISPLAY!!! MARR STILL HAS THE TRANQUILITY LOCKED IN, BUT SAMAEL TAKES A STEP WITH HIS LEFT FOOT.. THEN HIS RIGHT!!! ANOTHER LEFT STEP!! ANOTHER RIGHT!! STEP BY STEP HE’S GETTING CLOSER TO THE SIDE ROPES!!! HE’S ALMOST THERE!!!

Persephone: AND HE GRABS THE ROPES!!! However, Charlie keeps the submission locked in, and the referee has no choice but to count!

Referee: One.. Two.. Three.. Four.. Fi-

James Peters: Charlie releases the submission, then raises his hands in the air. Samael is leaning against the side ropes right now. He’s exhausted and I have no idea if he even knows where he’s at. The Grim Reaper finally gets off of the ropes.. BUT GETS DRILLED IN THE FACE AND SENT DOWN TO THE CANVAS OF THE RING BY A BIG BOOT FROM MARR!!!!! CHARLIE DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEGS!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Rich Russillo: SAMAEL POWERS OUT OF THE PIN!!! HE’S STILL IN THIS ONE!!!! MARR CAN’T BELIEVE IT AND BEGINS PUNCHING THE MAT IN FRUSTRATION!! HE REALLY WANTED TO PUT THIS ONE AWAY RIGHT THERE!!!!

Persephone: Charlie now looks up at the top rope, then down towards Samael. Marr then rises to his feet, then makes his way towards the corner. Marr scales his way to the top rope and gets himself set up for what looks like his Sin Salida Diving Double Footstomp!! Marr is ready to-

ARIA: (Off-Mic) HEY!! The match should be over already, Marr!! Is this some type of joke!?!

(ARIA is seen at ringside below the turnbuckle Charlie is standing on top of. Her words catch him off-guard, and begin to piss him off. Charlie just shakes his head and turns back to Samael, but ARIA gets onto the ring apron and continues, causing Charlie to finally lose his focus.)

ARIA: (Off-Mic) Come on Charlie! Finish the match! Don’t keep us all waiting!

Charlie Marr: (Off-Mic) You have no idea what you’re talking about. Shut up and keep watching.

ARIA: (Off-Mic) You talk to me about how to get things done and tell me how I should have my matches finished early, but I don’t see you being capable of doing any of the things you’ve been scolding me for these past few weeks!! You’re supposed to be the Champion!! Is this really what YOU have to offer?!?!

Charlie Marr: (Off-Mic) Shut up, ARIA. Stay in your lane and just watch what real Elitists do..

ARIA: (Off-Mic): Okay..

James Peters: OH MY GOSH!!! IT’S SAMAEL!!! HE MANAGED TO GET UP TO HIS FEET WHILE CHARLIE WAS SPEAKING TO ARIA, AND NOW HE’S ON THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH HIS HAND WRAPPED AROUND CHARLIE’S THROAT!!! CHARLIE IS TRYING TO BREAK THIS GRIP FROM THE TOP ROPE, BUT..

Rich Russillo: HE CAN’T!!! DIVING CHOKESLAM BY SAMAEL!!!! HE JUST SENT CHARLIE MARR STRAIGHT TO HELL AS MARR HIT THE MAT WITH AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF FORCE!!! MARR LOOKS LIKE HE’S OUT OF IT ALREADY AS..

Persephone: SAMAEL PULLS CHARLIE UP TO HIS FEET BY THE ARM BEFORE HOLDING HIM IN POSITION!!!! SAMAEL GOES FOR R.I.P!!!! R.I.P CONNECTS AS SAMAEL GOES FOR THE COVER ON THE HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!!! I THINK ARIA JUST COST CHARLIE MARR THE MATCH, AND I THINK THAT WAS DONE ON PURPOSE!!!

OOOOONNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!!!

TTTTHHHRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Down With The Sickness’ by Disturbed hits, as Samael rises up to his feet. The referee nervously grabs him by the wrist and raises his arm in the air, as the crowd boos heavily.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner.. THE GRIM REAPER!!!! SAMAEL!!!!

Rich Russillo: What a match that was. It went back and forth all the way until the end where ARIA’s distraction cost Charlie the victory.

James Peters: He had it coming. Karma is definitely a b-.. A bad thing to have to endure, and Charlie realized that first hand tonight. ARIA was screwed over last week, and simply just returned the favor tonight.

Persephone: On top of that, the 24/7 Contract holder, Samael continues to impress here so far in season 16 with yet another major victory since Pain for Pride. With his match against Drake King on the horizon, there is no doubt in my mind that those two will have a great match against one another. Tonight was a huge night for Samael, but the best is yet to come.

(The screen shows Samael exiting the ring, and headed towards the entrance ramp. Meanwhile, ARIA is seen smiling and laughing to herself as she stares directly at Charlie Marr who has yet to move a single muscle since the match ended. Eventually, Voltage fades elsewhere.)

(The camera reopens backstage to the parking lot where a shiny orange car is shown pulling up.)

James Peters: It looks like someone is arriving backstage who could this be???

(The door to the car opens lifting up into the air as smoke, music, and flashing lights are seen emanating from within the car. A few moments later TLA emerges from the car as he flattens his shirt before walking away as the car doors slowly close behind him.)

Rich Russillo: It looks like TLA has arrived here tonight on Voltage. He isn’t scheduled for a match but by the expression on his face it looks like he means business.

(The camera follows TLA backstage as he makes his way through the arena walking past the locker rooms and heading towards the office area. TLA passes by a number of staff offices which are seen busy setting up the production for the show.)

TLA: Ay y’all gotta do a few less of them camera cuts amigos. Be making me feel like I be drunk as fuck tryna watch the show before I even get to sippin’ on that finest drank.

(TLA passes by production as he finally arrives outside of a door that is labeled “Commissioner” and begins to knock rapidly on the door.)

James Peters: Well we may have some idea what this is about. TLA is looking to speak with Captain Charisma most likely after what happened regarding his match with Daryl Kinkade at Midsummer Massacre being suddenly canceled last week.

(After knocking doesn’t work TLA grabs the handle of the door and forces it open entering inside.)

TLA: Ayo jefe y’all be taking away them luchas out here y’all can’t be doing this to them fans they be paying all that dinero we be giving you that show stealing type lucha up in her-

(TLA enters the office but is suddenly surprised to instead find Eden Sinclair waiting inside with her hands on her hips. Sinclair glares up at TLA with an expression of disgust as she walks over to him.)

TLA: Ay mami I ain’t be expecting you. Did y’all want another tour of the Toon Palace you know we ain’t even showed you the whole property yet.

Eden Sinclair: I think I will pass on that TLA. Of course at least I had the professionalism to schedule a proper appointment for my “tour”. I clearly can’t say the same for you. Coming in here barging into the office. You aren’t even supposed to be here on Voltage this week. We gave you the night off. This is a professional sporting and entertainment event TLA. A workplace. You can’t just come and go as you please.

TLA: My bad y’all know that I be working something fierce I be sweatin’ then I head off and be taking that siesta. Ain’t even know when I wake up but when I do I be coming on out looking to get that fight in. You know why I be here y’all done took that fight with Daryl Kinkade away but I’m out here and you know imma get that back.

Eden Sinclair: Oh you think so? Clearly you didn’t get the message last week! Or rather you refuse to accept reality. That match is NOT going to happen and quite frankly you don’t deserve a match at Midsummer Massacre. Is there anything else? I’m a busy woman and don’t have time to deal with this. I have to consult with Captain Charisma to go over the matches that will actually be taking place at Midsummer Massacre. If there is nothing else then maybe go hang out in catering with the other unbooked talent. I’m sure that you will find plenty of your people around over there.

TLA: What do you mean “your people”?

Eden Sinclair: I mean people who don’t belong on the show we at Disney are trying to tell. Obviously. You can keep your immature jokes and implications of discrimination to yourself. I assure you that our lawyers at Disney are fully prepared to handle any attempts at defaming our stellar record in that regard. Now please leave the office I’m a busy woman.

TLA: Come on señorita y’all know that you can’t just be canceling these luchas like that. The fans be way too hyped for it. Y’all know deep down that me and Daryl can be beasting and feasting all night long. You got all these other matches for Midsummer Massacre but I guarantee that TLA versus Daryl Kinkade has the potential to surpass all of them! We gonna steal that show!

Eden Sinclair: Well that is the problem TLA. We can’t be having you “stealing” things around here. You need to learn to follow the rules and the law. I honestly don’t understand how you are allowed to be in the EAW Hall of Fame or were ever allowed near a main event slot or championship in the past. You are going to have to shape up or ship out because I guarantee we won’t be letting a mistake like that happen again.

TLA: It’s the first marquee event of the season though! Don’t you want Voltage to be going all out and putting their finest wrestlers out there for the world to see from the get go? We gotta step to all of these other brands and let em know that yellow brand be all fire all the time.

Eden Sinclair: Well that is what we are already doing TLA. I’m sorry to have to be the one to break this to you but you just aren’t up to the quality and standards that we at Disney expect from our talent. Maybe in the past EAW would throw you a bone and give you a charity case title reign here and there. I don’t know why they felt the need to boost your ego and try to act like you were on that level but we at Disney have higher standards than that. Sure the fans may disagree but that’s not my problem. This is not a popularity contest TLA. This is a business and we will always focus on the needs of the business whether people like it or not!

TLA: Y’all can be standing here hatin’ fiercely but y’all know I be a straight up loyal motherf- I mean I be flying that flag. I ain’t got no beef with Disney or yo company or none of that you know we should work together. I ain’t know about all of this corporate type business stuff but you know that when it comes to throwing down in that ring ain’t nobody better. Don’t give me none of that hate acting like you spittin’ truth but you just be cappin’. Y’all best recognize I got a cap too and am finna put it right in yo a-

Eden Sinclair: Whoa whoa lets calm down now. There’s no need for any of that. Like I said you just need to learn to follow the rules. Maybe you aren’t used to such a firm hand but I’m sure that will change. If you can learn to adapt and follow the new rules and company guidelines here on Disney presents Voltage I am sure we will get along just swimmingly. I would advise you to read over the updated company handbook to learn more about the details. Once you have proven that you can change we would have no problem granting you a major stage. Last week was one such opportunity. You could have proven that you can change and that you can create a more accessible product for bigger audiences. Unfortunately you completely failed and we don’t tolerate failure here at Disney.

TLA: Well maybe I ain’t interested in changing and being a part of this mierda. If this is the way that Voltage and EAW is going then y’all best recognize I got dozens of other companies and wrestling rings I can get my lucha on in if EAW ain’t willing. Y’all want to talk about conforming to them Disney values but why should I? Maybe the problem is that Disney and EAW ain’t willing to conform to my values. And if that is the case and y’all gringos ain’t willing to let me wrestle and fight the finest opponents in the world then maybe I am done wasting my time here.

(Suddenly Captain Charisma enters the room in a hurry before Eden Sinclair can reply and stands between her and TLA.)

Captain Charisma: So clearly you didn’t learn anything from the conversation we had earlier.

(Captain Charisma is of course addressing Eden, and she immediately flushes. Captain Charisma glares at her and shakes his head, then turns to TLA.)

Captain Charisma: I overheard some of that and would implore you to allow me to speak to you.

Eden Sinclair: Unfortunately there is no need. I think we just settled on a resolution that should wo-

Captain Charisma: Eden. TLA and I are about have a private conversation.

Eden Sinclair: Fine. I have actual work to do anyway. Just make sure you have your phone on you so you can call 911 if necessary. With this one that is always a possibility.

(Eden Sinclair glares at TLA with loathing as she leaves the office and slams the door loudly behind her. Captain Charisma turns towards TLA with an annoyed expression on his face.)

Captain Charisma: Look TLA. When I drafted you to Voltage I expected and predicted great things from you and for you. I get that things haven’t turned out exactly as either of us wanted but at the same time it has only been a few weeks. It can always get better and there’s no need to leave. We value you and your skills and accomplishments and you are one of the top stars we have regardless of what anyone says.

TLA: Damn I appreciate the luv and you know I ain’t no quitter. I be fighting through the worst times EAW has had to offer and you know I be fighting through that struggle. Pero the problem is that they ain’t letting me fight at all. Soy un luchador. I be in EAW looking to take on the best and if I’m not being allowed to wrestle then I ain’t see the point of being here. As far as I’m concerned that’s not quitting that’s just continuing to do what I’m all about and giving mi gente what they be wanting.

Captain Charisma: I understand that but there’s not a whole lot that can be done about this.

TLA: Ay chingada. Esta mujer está muy loca. I just main evented Pain for Pride and now y’all telling me I can’t even compete on a FPV? No soy un idiota cabrón. This is not fair at all and there’s clearly something wrong with this whole Disney situation and especially Eden Sinclair. She ain’t been treating a vato right.

Captain Charisma: I hear you but there’s not much that I can do about it.

TLA: Then there ain’t much imma do for y’all. Adios carnal. You might be able to push all of this on some of the doormats around here who just be thirsting for a paycheck but I ain’t gotta put up with it. I got no problema standing up for what I believe in and if that means standing up against you and EAW then that’s fine by me too. I ain’t care if y’all just signed me to a Voltage contract. Terminate that shit or imma see y’all in court and you gonna be paying me out for years to come you know I got every last peso coming to me.

Captain Charisma: You think I want to do this? You think I’m happy about it? I’m not. If it was up to me a lot of these questionable Disney changes wouldn’t have been made in the first place. Right now I don’t have many options. It’s not like I can even do anything about it. You think I want to be in this situation? Absolutely not. If it was up to me you would be facing Daryl Kinkade tonight and at Midsummer Massacre both. That’s a match I want to see. That’s a match that the people want to see and a match that can set the standard for what Voltage can do this season.

(Captain Charisma pauses for a moment.)

Captain Charisma: But I am still the commissioner of VOLTAGE. If this is what I have to do then so be it. At Super Voltage I will personally guarantee that you will face off against Daryl Kinkade. I’ll make sure that Eden Sinclair doesn’t make any more changes. I’m still in charge of Voltage. She did go behind my back and cancel those matches with approval from the higher ups and I might be powerless there but this is Super Voltage and what I say goes on this brand. And what I say is that TLA vs. Daryl Kinkade WILL happen!

TLA: Bueno bueno. You damn right it gonna happen cuz if it don’t imma jump Daryl in the parking lot and we gonna make it happen frfr.

(TLA leaves the office as Captain Charisma angrily throws a stack of paperwork across the room before sitting down and shaking his head in annoyance.)

(The camera fades to a commercial for the upcoming special on HBO Real Sports focusing on the true reasons behind the resignation of former EAW chairman Dark Demon.)

[SCREENBAR – PREVIOUSLY RECORDED]

(The broadcast feed opens to the familiar and, as always, luxuriously decorated Diamond District set up in the middle of a quaint television studio, filled to the brim with some of Diamond Dixon’s luckiest fans, cheering wildly in anticipation to hear some of the latest tea that Diamond has in store to spill for them on this jam-packed episode of the Diamond District!)

(While our viewing audience is soaking up the elaborate stage dressings, “Bussin” by Nicki Minaj & Lil Baby begins to play throughout the studio, flashing bright lights dancing around the studio as Diamond Dixon struts out from behind a curtain, oozing confidence as usual. At the sight of her, the audience in attendance cheers enthusiastically, chanting her name as Diamond reaches out to some of the fans she can reach. She eventually takes a seat in one of her gorgeous diamond-trimmed loveseats, a diamond-studded microphone in hand. She basks in the crowd reception in her seat for a while before finally standing, cooling her audience down, and raising the mic to her lips, pacing back and forth across her stage as “Bussin” is cut.)

Diamond Dixon: Hey y’all! Welcome to the Diamond District starring none other than yours truly…DIAMOND DIXON! And I gotta thank you all for the wonderful turnout tonight–I’ll be sure not to disappoint! I have no other choice but to deliver on an evening like this. It’d be much too unlike a future champion if I didn’t give my adoring audience all that I promised, and more. Just like I always do. I’ve always had a champion’s attitude about me, but soon enough, I’ll have the tangible evidence to prove it.

(The audience buzzes as Diamond hints at her upcoming Specialists Championship match at Dynasty: Poor Unfortunate Souls against the reigning Serenity Valdez.)

Diamond Dixon: Yup, you heard me correctly. My time is right now, and it’s only a matter of a couple more weeks before I can call myself THEE Specialists Champion, continuing my path straight to super stardom and molding myself into the top female in this entire company. It’s only a matter of time.

(The audience is hanging on Diamond’s every last word.)

Diamond Dixon: As a matter of fact, I went on ahead and invited the women who, soon enough, will go face to face to face to face in the ring to compete for an opportunity to face lil’ ole me at a later date and hope to call themselves a Specialists Champion one day–like that’ll ever happen. Once I get my hands on that belt, it’s over for the rest of y’all entirely. So, respectfully, it matters very little to me who it is I end up facing any time in the future. But that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna sit back and enjoy every last second of watching the four of you pine and claw and knock each other around just for one of you to walk into the ring with me and get yourself stomped out. We might as well all get acquainted before that happens, right? So let’s bring ‘em out! Please welcome–or don’t–my first guest for the evening…AYU MEGAMI!

(Immediately as she introduces her first guest for the evening, the rain down with vicious boos directed towards one of the four women Diamond has invited on stage. Ayu cautiously steps out onto the stage from behind the curtain, not sure what to expect on the Diamond District. Diamond offers her a microphone and a seat. Ayu reluctantly accepts both.)

Ayu Megami: Er, hi, Diamond. Thanks for having me on the Diamond District tonight–

(Diamond’s audience does not care at all to hear Ayu speak, and they are not afraid to let her know exactly that.)

Diamond District: C’mon, y’all! Be nice! The Diamond District is all about inclusivity and we’re all friends here. 😃 Besides, how else are we gonna learn more about that rather…interesting dynamic that the Ice Aces have going on these days?

(The audience begins to murmur.)

Ayu Megami: “Dynamic?” What exactly do you mean?

Diamond District: Don’t play coy. I already gave ARIA the truth about it not that long ago. It’s clear as day that she’s no more than the third wheel to you and Usagi. I can only imagine how uncomfortable those ride shares might be. Doesn’t sound too much like a very professional environment to me. You and Usagi are putting that girl through hell, especially considering just how much of an abusive piece of–

Ayu Megami: Alright, Diamond, I’m going to stop you RIGHT there. What makes you think that YOU, of all people, have any right at all to speak on the details related to my private and personal life? Like, come on! “Abusive?”

Diamond District: Don’t get mad at me just because I’m not afraid to speak up on what everyone is already thinking! And I said what I said. It’s not that hard for anyone with eyes to see what’s actually going on between the two of you. You two are the ones that put your relationship out there for everyone to see, you can’t get mad if anybody else takes the liberty to form an opinion on what they’re watching on the EAW Network.

Ayu Megami: This is ridiculous. I still have a right to privacy, even if Usagi and I are open about our love for one another. I don’t care what you have to say, Diamond, you’re wrong. And that’s the bottom line. I don’t have to explain anything to you, and frankly, it’s none of your business. Don’t you dare mention Usagi to me again unless it concerns a professional matter related directly to our careers in EAW and our work together as a team.

Diamond District: Alright, fine. What about Usagi’s match last week, huh? That close enough to keeping it “professional” for you?

Ayu Megami: What on earth does Usagi’s match have to do with me?

Diamond Dixon: The people must know, Ayu. Usagi lost, right? We’re just curious to learn more about how that dynamic works at home. Got popped up in the lip after losing or anything like that? Or or or, tell me, after enduring all that…heinous, hateful behavior, when do you think you’ll finally snap and chew her out finally for not only being an awful life partner, but the weakest link in your tag team as well?

(Ayu rises from her seat, fully prepared to begin an altercation with Diamond, but Diamond simply holds a hand up in front of her to fend her off.)

Diamond Dixon: Hold that thought, Ayu, This can’t be all about you, it can’t possibly be. Leave some time for the rest of our guests, be respectful. Keep it professional. And take your damn seat. Next up, I’d like to bring out one of your three opponents for Super Voltage in August…let’s give it up for…KYLIE GRACE!

(The audience meets Kylie with the same level of disdain as they did Ayu. Nevertheless, Kylie steps out from behind the curtain with her head held high, but based on the look on her face, there is no denying that she clearly feels a little uncomfortable being on this sort of stage, in front of a less-than-admiring audience. Diamond, now standing again, practically rips Kylie into her seat next to Usagi and tosses a microphone onto her lap.)

Diamond Dixon: Welcome, Kylie, to the Diamond District!

Kylie Grace: Hi, Diamond, thanks for having me tonight. It’s great to be here. I appreciate a chance to talk with you a little more, and give these fans a better idea of–

Diamond Dixon: Really? That’s how you feel? “Great to be here,” huh? :mjpls: Well, I guess anywhere is better than sensitivity training.

Kylie Grace: Yeah, you can say that again…

Diamond District: Oh, so, it’s true? It’s all a facade, then? You aren’t committed to or interested in at ALL about being an upstanding member of the EAW locker room, particularly towards marginalized Elitists? :mjpls: !!!

Kylie Grace: :whoa: Hold on, what?! I was just joking–I’m actually really glad that sensitivity training was an option–

Diamond District: Yeah, a much better alternative than losing your job or getting canceled, huh? I wonder what your next scandal will be. But I’m not at all that happy about having to invite someone like you onto my show, where we try to be a little more welcoming around here! Tell me, Kylie, do you hate Black people as much as you hate gays?

(The audience gasps. Kylie is absolutely stunned to hear that Diamond would make such a grand accusation, especially after Kylie’s big apology to the LGBTQIA+ community last week, where Kylie was overwhelmed with guilt for being as careless as she was with her language in a promo. A camera closes in on Kylie’s face, and we can see a pool of tears beginning to form in her eyes as she shakes her head. Diamond’s audience could care less for Kylie’s tears, however, and they begin to heavily boo her.)

Diamond District: Suddenly at a loss for words, huh? Interesting, considering you had so much to say about how you really felt just a few weeks ago. I’m surprised you aren’t itching in your seat having to sit next to an openly queer woman like Ayu. If you’re as much of an open homophobe as you are, it wouldn’t surprise me if you turned out to be racist, too. I guess I’m just glad to hear Disney is cracking down on types like you. Crying on camera, recording yourself with that fake and lame apology. I’ve seen it all before. You’ll do whatever you can to try and save face, but we know how you carry yourselves behind the scenes. Save the waterworks, ‘cause that crying stuff doesn’t work on me. You’ll find no sympathy for your hatefulness around me!

Kylie Grace: (sniffling) That’s not fair, Diamond…you should be able to see plainly that Eden Sinclair actually manipulated that entire situation…it was all just…innocent fun. She…she…she used me! She just wanted to…to…to make an example out of me! I honestly didn’t know any better at the time…but I’ve since realized the error of my ways…honest!…I don’t appreciate it being thrown in my face again and again…especially when I’ve been trying…so hard…to be better…

(Now ugly crying, Kylie wipes her running nose with the edge of her sleeve, and turns to a disinterested Ayu.)

Kylie Grace: Ayu…I can’t tell you how…s-s-sorry I am…for everything…I can’t blame you for hating me after all the…awful things I said…it would mean so much if you could forgive m-m-me.

Ayu Megami: 😐

(Ayu does not directly acknowledge Kylie’s apology just yet, but instead watches onward quite uncomfortably. Before Ayu can respond, Diamond busts out laughing, and her audience joins in.)

Diamond Dixon: Girl, relax! It’s really not that deep, I was just messing with you. You really gotta get yourself some thicker skin if you really expect to survive around here in EAW. Anyway, speaking of thick, I think it’s time we bring out our next guest, these waterworks are already tired. C’mon folks, let’s give a warm welcome to HALSEY NEEL!

(Out from behind the curtain steps Halsey Neel, who appears to have since caught onto Diamond’s tactics after watching what she put Ayu and Kylie through. Diamond attempts to lead Halsey to her seat, but Halsey completely brushes her off before taking a seat on her own and picking up a microphone. Halsey also completely ignores the audience who are raining down with boos.)

Halsey Neel: Now, no disrespect to you, Diamond, but I say we make this as quick and painless as possible. To be completely frank, I have much better things that I could be doing with my time than sitting here and being berated by you in front of these mindless drones you call fans.

Diamond Dixon: Right. As close to your usual MO as possible, hm? Spend about as little time as humanly possible on a given task, no more than necessary AT ALL, and fail to make any sort of impact whatsoever. Just like you do in the ring.

Halsey Neel: That’s real rich, coming from you, Diamond, you barely even wrestle at all.

Diamond Dixon: Okay? What’s your point? I know how desperate the EAW Universe is to see me on a weekly basis, but I can’t help that I’m booked and busy! In high demand, got a few other things to do on a weekly basis than tussle with the likes of lazy competition like you. Real talk, you really are a talented competitor, Halsey, but it couldn’t be any more obvious that you lack the drive to make a name for yourself and get far in this business–unlike yours truly, of course.

Halsey Neel: That’s the thing, Diamond. I’m nothing like you, and I personally don’t ever care to be. I’m not like most competitors on the roster. So, no, I’m not killing myself over the small hope that I may one day become one of the best to ever do it in this company, or have an endless string of accolades tied to my name. No, I’m not like this breed of competitor who’s always caught up with things that are so high up from their reach and capabilities. I don’t care to have my name plastered all over collectors cups, billboards, and posters. The ONLY thing that matters to me is creating as much of an impact INSIDE of that ring as possible. A Specialists Championship run would be incredible, but only if I make it mean something if I can take each and every last competitor to their limit, and kick their teeth in along the way. I care even less about being anyone’s “favorite” in any capacity, or being liked or admired for all that I achieved inside of the ring. So, you’re not hurting my feelings at all with that sort of chit chat.

Diamond Dixon: You’d at least think you cared enough to keep a job, but alright. We’ll see how far you can drag that attitude along with you while you’re competing for a shot at what’s soon to be MY Specialists Championship.

Halsey Neel: Like I said, Diamond. I’m looking much more forward to smashing some heads in along the way than I ever will be with taking that title from WHOEVER it is that’s in possession post-Poor Unfortunate Souls.

Diamond Dixon: ANYWAYS! Last, and likely the least, we have one more competitor slated to make an appearance today! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…wait, who? Oh…okay, alright…ahem…HARUKA KASHIMASHI!

(And finally, Haruka steps out from behind the curtain and joins Diamond’s other guests onto the stage and into a seat. Diamond also sits quite comfortably, and since Haruka has joined the Diamond District, she seems noticeably a little more bored with the direction her show has taken.)

Diamond Dixon: Haruka, I mean no disrespect at all, and I say this to you as nicely as possible…but who are you?

Haruka Kashimashi: Very funny, Diamond. You should know by now exactly who I am, and what I came to EAW to do.

Diamond Dixon: Nah, what’s funny is listening to you talk down to people like Sierra Everett or Abel Itami when you have absolutely no right to talk to anybody the way you do, new or seasoned, considering you have not done ANYTHING of note since your arrival in Elite Answers Wrestling. How dare you ask another Elitist what their contribution is to this company when you’ve barely been skating by since your arrival. What’s good with that? Do you really think that’s going to change overnight, just because you’re in a cute little contendership match?

Haruka Kashimashi: Don’t try to act like I’m not a viable competitor, Diamond. That’s just delusional. I competed in the Iconic Cup, competed in the 24/7 match at Pain For Pride this year, and made it to the final five of that match, thank you very much. While I’ve yet to capitalize in a big way, time and time again I have shown exactly the sort of competitor and wrestler that I am. I have as much of a chance as anyone in this match to walk away with a victory, and you–

Diamond Dixon: Save it, baby, I’m not interested in hearing it at all. I don’t care how good of a wrestler you THINK you are, the fact of the matter is that I am BETTER. In EACH and EVERY way! All FOUR of you biddies are completely beneath me, there’s no point in arguing, either, so–

Ayu Megami: SHUT UP, DIAMOND!

Diamond Dixon: :picard:

(Ayu Megami stands up quickly from her seat, having heard more than enough from Diamond Dixon after all this time. The audience begins to rise with excitement, mostly surprised to see Diamond being disrespected on her own show.)

Ayu Megami: Spare me the theatrics. As cute as this flashy setup might be, it’s not working to hide us all from seeing just how ugly you really are underneath, Diamond. You are literally nothing more than a massive bully. Quit acting like you know every little thing about us personally OR professionally when you really don’t know anything about us beyond the surface level. You have a LOT of nerve talking to someone like Haruka about her approach with other Elitists like you are not known for doing the same EXACT thing, even right now. You get off on talking down to folks as if there’s a single thing you yourself have ever accomplished that’s noteworthy. You’ve barely had any matches in Elite Answers Wrestling, and you expect us to take YOU as a threat? Or anticipate YOU to become the next Specialists Champion?

Diamond Dixon: Duh, dummy.

Haruka Kashimashi: The four of us already know that there is zero chance of you ripping that title off a legitimate competitor like Serenity. You think you’re so high and mighty, acting all cocky with no right to do so, and behaving like you basically already won, but you could barely lace Serenity’s boots on her worst day.

Diamond Dixon: You know what? I don’t need any of this. Look, I might not have been wrestling on a weekly basis and tiring myself out like all of y’all, but I am THEE uncrowned Specialists Champion and the only defeat I’ve ever had in my life was thanks to a little ho who has been cowering in fear ever since I came for her head. What should that tell you about me and my chances of walking out with that title? I’m next in line, and y’all need to get behind me.

(Diamond drops her microphone with a pop, and pushes herself out of the way of all four of her guests so she may exit the stage. “Bussin” begins to play once more just as the audience begins buzzing around inside of the studio, audibly disappointed that Diamond has stepped off the stage.)

(“Bussin” continues to play after Diamond storms off, leaving all four women who will be vying for the number one contendership at Super Voltage I standing on stage together. Ayu, Halsey, Haruka, and Kylie look around at one another, the tension in the room building as time goes on. Based on their body language, it is clear that all four women are highly motivated to compete for that shot at the highly coveted Specialists Championship, especially after Diamond’s intentional planting of several seeds of doubt in each of their minds. The broadcast footage soon fades to black, while all four women keep their eyes locked on each other.)

(Sunday Night Voltage then goes to the backstage area where a recap of what happened on the Diamond District is shown on the television screen. The camera pans out slowly to reveal Sofia Clarke and her guest for the night, Diamond Dixon, standing by. Diamond has a displeased look on her face while Sofia speaks to her.)

Sofia Clarke: Diamond, as you just saw, The Diamond District with Ayu Megumi, Halsey Neel, Haruka Kashimashi, and Kylie Grace was not a pleasant one for you. Could we possibly get your thoughts on that?

(Diamond thinks for a moment, before shaking her head.)

Diamond Dixon: Nah, I don’t think I will. They already had their moment on MY show so I don’t think I’ll give them more time then I need to. Insteaaadddd, let’s talk about Poor Unfortunate Souls shall we? Let’s talk about the date that I’m going to become the NEW Specialists Champion after beating Serenity Valdez. Now I told that girl upfront that she’a not in for anything pleasant, and after what happened on Dynasty, it doesn’t get any better for her. Now I know she thinks she’s doing something by interfering in my match and letting that Caroline girl roll me up, which is cute. But frankly, I don’t care. It doesn’t change anything about what’s gunna go down between Serenity and I. I’m still Diamond Dixon. My name is still in everyone’s mouths and no matter what happens I STILL have a Championship match to look towards. I STILL have a Championship match which I’m going to see through and win. Because while Serenity is walking into this looking at it like the biggest match in her career, all this pressure on her shoulders to succeed knowing without that Championship she’s absolutely nothing… me? Just another week, just another match, another win.

Diamond Dixon: So I just can’t wait to see the look on her little face when Diamond Dixon does what she does best and crush her dreams. Because then we can move on and actually have a Champion that we can be proud of in this division. She can do whatever the hell she wants to do and play whatever games she wants to play, even if I’m apparently living in her world it won’t escape the fact that her world is running on borrowed time. Then when it all comes crashing down… well, cry about it. 🤷‍♀️ Poor Unfortunate Souls cannot come soon enough.

(Diamond turns around and walks away, not even taking into consideration that this is an interview. Sofia turns towards the camera and smiles while Voltage fades to elsewhere.)

(‘As Long as I Love’ by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure blasts from the speakers of the arena, as the crowd erupts into a loud combination of mixed cheers. After a moment, Hikari Kanno steps out onto the stage with an EAW microphone gripped tightly in her right hand. The Penitent Idol doesn’t look pleased whatsoever, and there’s no question why after the events that transpired last week between her, Natasha Agnello, and Theron Nikolas.. The crowd continues to roar out in mixed reactions, but Hikari maintains a straight face and is visibly upset throughout her walk down to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and Gentlemen!! Please welcome!!! THE PENITENT IDOL!!! HIKARRRRRIIIIIII!!!!! KANNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!

James Peters: There is no question why Hikari doesn’t look too happy right now. To be honest, she might still be feeling that Reverse STO that Theron Nikolas caught her with.

Rich Russillo: Yeah. They set her up and had her down on the mat for quite some time, James. And not only that, but the match scheduled between Kanno and Nikolas ended up being one of the three matches to be canceled from Midsummer Massacre this week. So not only did Hikari get caught off guard by Theron Nikolas when she accepted the match against him for Midsummer Massacre, but because of the events that happened, she lost her opportunity to compete at the historic event because Eden Sinclair said it goes against our Disney image.

Persephone: I was looking forward to that match live on Disney Plus! With that said, I know Hikari is furious about that too, but let’s hear what she has to say. I’m so excited to see what is on her mind after her unfortunate meeting with Nikolas last week.

(Hikari Kanno begins to pace around in the center of the ring before stopping. She then starts to tap her foot on the ring mat continuously, as she rubs her chin, and thinks to herself. She takes a moment, and The crowd eventually dies down. Eventually, Hikari looks out and brings the microphone up to her lips.)

Hikari Kanno: I admit it. Ghost Pervert got the better of me last week when he came out of nowhere and laid me out with his Ghost’s Requiem STO. I applaud Natasha Agnello for her efforts.. Why? Well, Natasha Agnello set up the perfect distraction by getting me all riled up from our back and forth conversation about Ghost Pervert and myself.. There was not a single moment where I expected Ghost Pervert to be standing right behind me, waiting for me to fall for his trap.. Big mistake on my part. He got me last week, and there’s no denying that, however.. However, that won’t ever happen again. Not against me at least. You see, last week I was being reckless by not having my guard up, and I should have known better since I’m dealing with those two. I should have known that there was a reason why he wouldn’t show his face. But hey, you live and you learn. Ghost Pervert will never have an opportunity like that ever again. I’m more than ready to take on whatever Ghost Pervert wants to throw at me. If he wants to catch me off guard again, then he’s in for an unfortunate discovery once he finds out that’s the last thing he should do, because I’m more than ready for it this time and every time he even thinks about doing such a thing. So instead of waiting around for his next blindside attack, why don’t we just cut to the chase and have you do that same thing to me face to face, and not behind that manager like you always do. The result will be the same regardless of what you choose to do, so why not go out with some pride and fight your own battles instead of being a coward that hides behind some lady that’s wasting her time trying to help you out. Come on Ghost Pervert!! Speak for yourself or fight me straight up!! Or are you just a shell of what you once were?!?

(Hikari Kanno is seen in the center of the ring in an athletic stance. She’s facing the main stage, and gesturing for Theron to come out to the ring. The fans in attendance are roaring in excitement for what’s to come. Unfortunately for everyone, out steps none other than Natasha Agnello once again. Theron Nikolas is nowhere to be found and immediately the crowd begins to boo because they were looking forward to Theron and Hikari finally being face to face and confronting each other in the ring after these past few weeks of build up. The crowd is upset, but nobody is more upset than the woman standing in the ring, Hikari Kanno.)

Hikari Kanno: Really? Are you really going to speak for Ghost Pervert AGAIN?! What are you going to do next? Tie his shoes and feed him? This is ridiculous. After what happened last week and how HIS actions cost the both of us a spot on the Midsummer Massacre card, I thought that maybe he would be able to come out here and explain himself, but I guess not. I guess he still needs to hide behind you, Natasha. It’s pathetic and absolutely annoying if you ask me.. What’s his problem? Is he embarrassed to show his face or something? Is he embarrassed because although you both speak about him like he’s going to be the next coming of Jesus with your help, he still manages to screw up and can’t even win his first match of the season against Samael? Is it becau-

Natasha Agnello: Hold up!! That loss against Samael was anything but a setback, Hikari. You and I both know that one loss doesn’t result in a setback. And with that being said, what happened last week against Samael will NEVER happen again. I know Theron Nikolas inside and out. He’s learned from his mistakes, and won’t allow such a thing to end like that anymore. That’s something that he’s proven time and time again in this industry. He can adapt, adjust, and correct the mistakes that he has made in order to come back even better than before. There’s no question that the ability to do such a thing is a big reason why he has accomplished so much for himself already in his career. You pair that with what I can and will do for him, and he will reach even greater heights than the ones you showed praise for last week. Defeating you is just the beginning of all that. And I understand that the match will no longer be aired at Midsummer Massacre. We won’t be in that FPV atmosphere. As great as that is. Especially when it’s the first FPV of the season. But you’ll be able to serve the same purpose you always have.. You’ll still be able to serve the same purpose you were always going to have when paired up with Theron.. And what’s that purpose? Your purpose was and always will be as a stepping stone for Elitists like Theron to walk over and keep beneath his feet. You see, you have similar ambitions as Theron. You both want to rise to new heights and elevate your careers. It’s a respectable aspiration, but Theron has already reached levels that you’ve only ever dreamed of reaching. He’s been at the top, held his ground, and was seen as the absolute best. He’s fallen, but he’s pushing for more than ever before.. And with my help, I can take him there. You have yet to prove that you can even do what he’s already done before, so why should I ever look at you as anything other than a stepping stone? You already fit the bill, so don’t worry.. It may not be at Midsummer Massacre, but you’ll get the match that you were so eager to accept a few weeks ago. I wanted you to really think about the decision you were planning on making, but I guess you want to simply seal your fate, because when Super Voltage I comes around, Theron will be there to lay you out once again. There’s no escaping what’s to come on that night. Ghost is more than ready to start his journey to new heights by making a fool out of you in the ring once more. Theron of the past will be an afterthought to all, because the Theron Nikolas we all see in the future will cast a shadow over all of the accolades and accomplishments he’s already had in his career. The same accolades and accomplishments that you have yet to show you can even achieve. We’re not worried about you, Hikari. Especially when you’re stuck in the rear view mirror of a legend who has done more than you ever have. You don’t amount to what Theron has done, and you’ll see that you’re not even a fraction of what Theron will become.. You’re just a stepping stone. Nothing more. Nothing less.

(Natasha Agnello lowers her microphone and stares out at Hikari Kanno who smirks back from inside of the ring. Hikari hears these words, but doesn’t allow them to affect her mentally, because she knows that these are just words coming from Natasha Agnello and not Theron himself. Hikari already called out Theron for not showing his face and fighting his own battles without Natasha doing it for him, so for her to come out and do it yet again is just a joke to Hikari who was down and ready to stand toe to toe with Theron Nikolas tonight. Hikari Kanno rolls her eyes at Natasha, annoyed by her already, and brings the microphone back up to her mouth.)

Hikari Kanno: Is this why they call you Ghost, Theron?

(Hikari spits his name out like it tastes bad since she’s gotten accustomed to calling him Ghost Pervert.)

Hikari Kanno: Because you like to Ghost real competition like myself? You don’t like to respond for yourself when someone like me is calling you out on how pathetic you’re being. I praised what you did in the past, and acknowledged that you stamped your name into the history books of this company.. But what you’re showing now, as the “New” Theron Nikolas is that you’ve gotten weak.. You’ve gotten soft.. And you’ve become a disgrace to who you once were.. Me knowing that fact alone is what’s going to haunt you.. I’m here, ready to fight.. Ready to compete.. Ready to take you on inside of the ring, and you’re nowhere to be found. It’s a cruel world out here in the Voltage roster, and you’re only proving why you can’t live up to what both you and Natasha stand and are working for as a partnership. I’m no one’s stepping stone, and especially not yours. And to be quite honest with you, I don’t see you stepping over any Elitist by acting the way that you have been recently.. I can beat you Theron. I know it. That’s why I didn’t hesitate when the offer was put on the table before me. While you’re hiding, I’m showing up.. And as much as it sucks that we can’t settle this match at an event as historical as Midsummer Massacre because of you, at least I can still prove that I CAN beat you and that if anyone is being played as the stepping stone it’s you..

Natasha Agnello: Do you really think you ca-

Hikari Kanno: Shut up, Natasha. I’m not talking to you. This is an A and B conversation. You can C yourself out. I’m tired of you. But I’m not tired of letting the world know that I am fully capable of beating Theron and making him regret all the wrongs that both you and him put me through. You’re just adding more fuel to the flame, Natasha.. And eventually, Theron is going to burn in that flame. There’s no going back now.. You both have pissed me off, and now you’ve got another thing coming your way..

(Hikari Kanno drops her mic down onto the mat as ‘As Long as I Love’ by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure blasts from the speakers of the arena. Hikari stares out at Natasha Agnello who is glaring back at her. Hikari looks fierce in the ring and determined heading into her match against Theron.)

(The scene fades to a quick commercial break.)

(Commercial for Wendy’s featuring Xander Payne. He orders a Dave’s Classic, the cashier asks “Single, double, or triple?” Xander replies “yes.”)

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

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

( As Long As I Love’ TK from Ling Tosite Sigure hits to boos from the crowd, however Hikari Kanno is already standing inside of the ring thanks to her confrontation earlier regarding her upcoming match against Theron Nikolas. Despite what happened before the break, Hikari is seemingly ready for this match.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… Already in the ring, from Okinawa, Japan weighing in at 121 pounds she is “The Penitent Idol” HIKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIII KANNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: We all know what’s been going on lately with Theron Nikolas, and while Hikari Kanno has a huge match coming up against Theron, she also has a big match tonight against Daryl Kinkade!

Rich Russillo: Daryl Kinkade is a fantastic competitor and in my opinion he’s already proven that years ago. Since returning Daryl Kinkade has wanted to find his way back to the top, but a lot has changed while he’s gone, and one of those changes includes the arrival of Hikari Kanno.

Persephone: I just hope both Elitists have fun. 😃

(‘Primrose’ by Dream State hits, and the reception in the arena shifts into a far more positive reaction than what was given to Hikari Kanno. Daryl Kinkade begins to walk out to the stage. Daryl looks right at Hikari Kanno, and he looks prepared for this match as he chooses to not waste much time, making his way down the ramp and to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent from Norwich, England weighing in at 225 pounds he is “The Kink of Elite” DARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYLLL KINKKKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDEEEEEEE!!!!

Rich Russillo: Well I know that Daryl Kinkade impressed a lot of people when he answered TLA’s open challenge for a match at Midsummer Massacre. That match would later on be cancelled, but fortunately it looks like it was just moved to Super Voltage I!

James Peters: TLA and Daryl Kinkade are two amazing competitors, but that’s not what this is about right now. Daryl is about to take on Hikari Kanno, and this in my eyes is a match that could go either way!

Persephone: I completely agree, and I’m so excited to see how this ends!

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: We are underway as Hikari Kanno and Daryl Kinkade are prepared to go at it in the ring. Kinkade looks all business, as does Hikari Kanno! Both Elitists want to leave Voltage with a victory tonight.

Rich Russillo: Hikari Kanno lunges forward and grapples with Daryl Kinkade as they fight back and forth for position. It looks like Hikari managed to get her arms locked around the neck of Daryl in a headlock but Daryl shoves her off and against the ropes. Hikari comes charging back and runs right into a rushing Shoulder Strike from Daryl! Down goes Hikari on her back but she immediately gets back up! Daryl Kinkade doesn’t waste his time taunting her though, instead looking to immediately capitalize as he locks Hikari Kanno in a headlock, both getting a bit of payback and aiming to slow Hikari down in the early stages of this matchup!

Persephone: Daryl has Hikari in a very impressive headlock that is definitely not making me sleepy whatsoever! Hikari might be in some trouble, everyone knows headlocks are the most dangerous wrestling moves- but suddenly Hikari rolls around behind Daryl and pulls him down by the air into a modified Inside Cradle! The cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: No! Daryl Kinkade kicks out! But that was a close call!

Persephone: Hikari Kanno and Daryl Kinkade lock up once more much more carefully this time as they are feeling each other out. Getting a good idea of what the other opponent is planning. This is that good old fashioned generic type wrestling that we love to see and that is certainly Disney approved 😃! The lock up commences- WAIT NO! HIKARI KANNO WITH THE FAKE OUT AS SHE INSTEAD LOOKS FOR THE BRIGHTSTAR, BUT DARYL KINKADE IS ABLE TO LAND AN ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, STOPPING HIKARI BEFORE SHE COULD HIT THE MODIFIED URANAGE SLAM!!!

Rich Russillo: That was a really close call and Daryl Kinkade knows it! That would have been devastating if it connected, but luckily Daryl was able to save this match for himself as he and Hikari Kanno are once again on even ground!

James Peters: Hikari Kanno and Daryl Kinkade go to lock up once again… but Daryl with a hard kick to the gut as he fakes Hikari out, getting a bit of payback for that BRIGHTSTAR attempt. Daryl is done playing around as he throws a hard uppercut to the face of Hikari battering her and knocking her right on her back on the floor. Daryl mounts Hikari and begins unloading punches over and over again! Hikari Kanno seems to be in some trouble right now, as Daryl Kinkade finally gets off of her!

Rich Russillo: Hikari Kanno slowly back up only to eat another hard haymaker to the face from Daryl Kinkade knocking her right back down to a knee, looking dazed and completely out of it. Hikari Kanno wasn’t expecting it, and that has given Daryl control of this match! Hikari Kanno is getting back up to her feet, and now Daryl Kinkade goes for one more strike!

James Peters: No! Hikari Kanno ducks beneath the hard punch from Daryl Kinkade running around behind him! CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY HIKARI KANNO, WHO NOW HAS THE ADVANTAGE AS SHE GETS ON TOP OF DARYL AND BEGINS ELBOWING HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD REPEATEDLY!!! HIKARI KANNO HAS GROWN INTO A FAR MORE IMPRESSIVE COMPETITOR AS OF LATE AND SHE IS SHOWING THAT NOW AGAINST AN ELITIST LIKE DARYL KINKADE, SOMEONE WHO A FEW YEARS AGO WAS INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL FEUDS VOLTAGE HAS HAD!

Persephone: Hikari Kanno slowly pulls Daryl Kinkade up, before kneeing him in the midsection, dropping him to a knee! Hikari Kanno is in control of this match right now, and she continues to make sure of that as she starts hitting Daryl with a bunch more forearms to the face, leaving Daryl Kinkade in trouble as he is struggling to even protect himself after already taking so much damage! Hikari now off the ropes!

James Peters: Hikari comes running back right into an Axe Handle Smash to the face from Daryl! Down goes Hikari once again and Daryl sure is throwing a ton of force behind those shots as Hikari was nearly turned inside out from all of that. Daryl stomping away at Hikari on the ground really getting his boot on every inch of her while keeping her grounded in a beaten state. Daryl Kinkade has been relentless, but I don’t blame him knowing who he’s up against! Hikari slowly pulls herself back up on the ropes, but Daryl kicks her hard in the midsection before irish whipping her hard across the ring.

Rich Russillo: Hikari is sent into the turnbuckle, and now Daryl rushes in, BUT HIKARI KANNO LANDS A BOOT TO THE JAW! HIKARI GRABS DARYL BEFORE SENDING HIM INTO THE CORNER INSTEAD, AND NOW HIKARI BEGINS LAYING INTO DARYL WITH A BUNCH OF FOREARM AND ELBOW STRIKES! HIKARI KANNO NOW PULLING DARYL OUT OF THE CORNER BEFORE LOOKING TO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A SUPLEX, BUT DARYL IS LUCKILY ABLE TO SLIP OUT OF IT BEFORE SHOVING HIKARI BACK INTO THE CORNER!

James Peters: In case anyone has forgotten Daryl really made a name for himself on Voltage dominating the brand up and down. But after his recent return he feels the need to remind the world of what he is capable of and a victory against Hikari here tonight would go a long way in doing exactly that. Especially since his match against TLA at Midsummer Massacre was postponed he has to take what he can get to regain that status and respect he feels he has lost.

Persephone: Hikari Kanno back up as Daryl Kinkade again kicks her in the gut. Daryl hooks the arm before connecting with a suplex! Daryl now hooks the leg, hoping to put this one away!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THR-

James Peters: Hikari Kanno kicks out! This has been an evenly fought matchup so far, but Daryl Kinkade obviously wants to do everything he can to make sure Hikari Kanno is able to stay down for the three count! Daryl Kinkade starts to pull Hikari up, and I think he might even be setting up for a powerbomb which isn’t something he does regularly- BUT HIKARI PUTS AN END TO THAT IMMEDIATELY AS SHE PULLS BACK AND HITS DARYL WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE TO THE JAW! Hikari looking for another hit, but Daryl stops her before hitting his own forearm! Both Elitists are starting to look a bit exhausted, but Daryl grabs Hikari!

Rich Russillo: Arm hooked by Daryl Kinkade as he sends Hikari Kanno flying up and over with a Snap Suplex- WAIT NO!! HIKARI KANNO AVOIDS IT, LANDING BEHIND DARYL KINKADE BEFORE DELIVERING A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!!! DARYL KINKADE IS DOWN BUT NOT FOR LONG AS HIKARI KANNO PULLS HIM RIGHT BACK UP, DROPPING DARYL KINKADE WITH BRIGHTSTAR!!!! BRIGHTSTAR CONNECTS, AND THAT MIGHT JUST BE IT FOR DARYL KINKADE AS HIKARI KANNO GOES FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: DARYL KINKADE GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!!! Daryl Kinkade survives the BRIGHTSTAR, but Hikari Kanno goes right back on the offensive as she grabs Daryl and shoves him into the corner, beginning to stomp away at him as the referee begins to count!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR-

Rich Russillo: Hikari Kanno finally stops before pulling Daryl back up and taking him out of the corner with a snapmare, BUT DARYL KINKADE IS ABLE TO LEAN BACK AND PULL HIS LEGS UP, BEFORE PULLING HIKARI KANNO DOWN INTO A PIN!!!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE-

Persephone: Hikari Kanno kicks out! Both Elitists race back to their feet, AND NOW HIKARI KANNO HITS DARYL KINKADE WITH AN UPPERCUT, CAUSING DARYL TO STUMBLE TOWARDS THE ROPES!!! Hikari Kanno now charging in- BUT AS SHE WAS AIMING TO SEND DARYL OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE, DARYL WAS ABLE TO DUCK DOWN AND SEND HER OUT OVER THE TOP ROPE INSTEAD!!!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

James Peters: Daryl took a bit of time to catch his breath, but now he rolls out of the ring in pursuit of Hikari Kanno! Daryl pulls Hikari Kanno back up and slugs her right in the face!!! No! Hikari blocks the punch and fires back with several shots of her own! Daryl may have just made a mistake starting a fight in this dangerous outside the ring environment! We all know that there’s a lot more possibilities for people to get hurt out there, and right now Hikari Kanno is in control of this match! Hikari pummeling the face of Daryl who staggers back before whipping him hard into the barricade! No! Daryl reverses the whip and sends Hikari flying into the barricade and nearly over the top to the outside! Luckily she’s able to stop herself!

Persephone: Yeah, would have been soooo awful if this ended in a countout because she was stuck in the crowd!

James Peters: Hikari Kanno falling back into the ringside area as Daryl Kinkade tosses her back into the ring and she may be done for now. Daryl grabs Hikari as he signals to the crowd that he is going to finish her off right now. DARYL GOING FOR A BEAUTIFUL LI-

Rich Russillo: NO! HIKARI KANNO IS JUST BARELY ABLE TO ESCAPE THE MOVE, AND NOW IT’S HIKARI KANNO AIMING TO PUT DARYL KINKADE DOWN AS SHE SLIPS BEHIND DARYL AND LOOKS FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX- BUT DARYL IS QUICKLY ABLE TO FREE HIMSELF FROM HIKARI KANNO’S GRASP BEFORE HITTING HER WITH A BACK ELBOW! Daryl now turning around before trying to grab Hikari, BUT HIKARI PUSHES DARYL AWAY BEFORE CHARGING IN, CONNECTING WITH A HUGE BICYCLE KICK THAT CAUSES DARYL TO STUMBLE TO HIS KNEES!

Persephone: Wow, that looked like it hurt! What a great move by Hikari! It’s a good thing she just can’t finish the match yet, I definitely don’t want this to end anytime soon.

James Peters: Both Elitists are looking banged up thanks to the damage they’ve done to each other, but Hikari knows she can’t quit now! Hikari Kanno now running the ropes- RIGHT INTO A HUGE CLOTHESLINE FROM DARYL KINKADE!!!! DARYL KINKADE WITH A HUGE BURST OF ENERGY, ALLOWING HIM TO INTERCEPT AND BASICALLY TURN HIKARI INSIDE OUT!

Rich Russillo: That was huge clothesline knocking the block off of Hikari as she goes down! This has been such a closely fought match. Daryl immediately applies a Dragon Sleeper as Hikari is down and this might spell the end of her. That Dragon Sleeper is a truly cruel and devastating move that can put even the strongest wills to rest. Hikari is going to be out like a light before she knows it!

Rich Russillo: But look at the strength being shown by Hikari Kanno! Hikari is powering right back on up to her feet! But Daryl Kinkade is holding on desperately! Daryl wants to knock her the hell out but Hikari is fighting through it and somehow carrying Daryl on her back! How is this even possible???

Persephone: HIKARI KANNO CHARGES BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE WITH ALL OF HER POWER RAMMING DARYL KINKADE INTO THE PADS!!! THE DRAGON SLEEPER IS BROKEN!!! Hikari has freed herself and she falls to the mat barely able to stand as Daryl holds his back in pain! But Hikari back up with a desperate leaping clothesline to take Daryl out as they are both now down on the mat motionless! Who will manage to get back up to their feet first I wonder? Whoever does may just very well have the advantage!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TE-

James Peters: Both Hikari Kanno and Daryl Kinkade manage to make their way back to their feet at the same time before the ten count! Daryl with a running Clothesline! But Hikari ducks beneath and runs off the ropes!!! RUNNING SHOULDER TACKLE FROM HIKARI!!! Daryl back up! Hikari catches Daryl… RELEASE BUTTERFLY SUPLEX CONNECTS!!! Hikari back up as Daryl meets her… but she hits him with a Running European Uppercut sending Daryl staggering back into the corner as he hits the pads face first! But Hikari grabs him from behind… DRAGON SUPLEX CONNECTS- WAIT NO! DARYL KINKADE NOW IS THE ONE BACKPEDALING INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, FREEING HIMSELF FROM HIKARI!

Rich Russillo: DARYL KINKADE NOW STUMBLING OUT OF THE CORNER BEFORE TURNING AND HITTING HIKARI WITH EVERYTHING HE’S GOT! RIGHT HAND AFTER RIGHT HAND, LEFT HAND AFTER LEFT! DARYL KINKADE FINALLY BEGINS TO BACK UP, AND I THINK HE HAS ONE MORE HUGE ATTACK PLANNED AS HE CHARGES IN, ALL THE WAY FROM THE OPPOSITE CORNER-

Persephone: RIGHT INTO A SPINNING BACKFIST FROM HIKARI KANNO, WHICH IS QUICKLY FOLLOWED UP BY BRIGHTSTAR!!!!

James Peters: I DON’T THINK HIKARI KANNO IS DONE THERE!!! SHE PULLS DARYL UP, AND NOW THERE’S THE BOOK OF THE END! HIKARI WITH ANOTHER DEVASTATING MANEUVER AS SHE TRANSITIONS THE HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX INTO A MICHINOKU DRIVER!!! I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE DARYL KICKING OUT LET ALONE SURVIVING THIS!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winnner…. HIKARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRI KANNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(As Long As I Love’ TK from Ling Tosite Sigure hits to a mixed reaction from the crowd of boos, siding against the former Unified Tag Team Champion and Iconic Cup finalist. Hikari Kanno slowly makes her way back up to her feet as she is exhausted following that match, and she has her arm raised by the referee.)

James Peters: Well Daryl Kinkade didn’t get the job done tonight but I’d wager he reminded these fans why he’s the real deal. Hikari with a big win as she makes her presence felt on Voltage this season.

Persephone: Yes, what a huge win for Hikari Kanno as she moves forward to facing Theron Nikolas! I’m just soo glad that I got to watch this match, what a huge opportunity this was for me to see some of Voltage’s best! 😃

Rich Russillo: Same. I’m glad to watch talented Elitists like these two compete, just like how I am glad to be out here by your side doing commentary.

Persephone: … 😃 Of course!

Rich Russillo: Big win for Hikari Kanno as she builds up momentum here in this new season. But the year is young so who knows what could be in store anything can happen on Voltage!

(The camera cuts to a commercial for Marvel’s Echo only on Disney+ featuring numerous cameos from Jake Smith as he sneaked his way onto set during production.)

(Sunday Night Voltage fades back to the arena while “Enemy” by Sevendust hits on the speakers. The song signals the arrival of The Prescription, as Dr. Bethany Blue comes out first followed by Sheridan Müller, who was in her ring gear for her match. It’s seen that they have microphones in their hands, and clearly by the serious expressions the two women had, they had something on their mind.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller… THE PRESCRIPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Judging by the microphones in the hands of Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller, it is clear that they want to send another message to the Unified Tag Team Champions, The Off-Brand Amphetamines.

James Peters: Things have been heating up between the two teams, and between all the attacks and the interruptions, it can be seen that The Prescription won’t stay quiet about what they think.

(The two women walked down the ramp as they were met with mostly boos from the crowd. They simply ignored them and continued on their way, as they entered through the ropes at the same time and their music began to die down. They stood in the center of the ring as Bethany brought her microphone up to speak first.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: It’s pretty obvious by now that we are just one week away from our match for the Unified Tag Team Championships at Midsummer Massacre. A match that will cement The Prescription as your new Tag Team Champions and furthermore prove how much of a connection someone like me and Sheridan can have when we team up. Even though I failed in Season 14 during my last endeavor to achieve any tag team gold, I have the chance to eradicate that and redeem that bump I had to go through. Now finally being able to add another accolade to my long list of accomplishments. I have proved several times that the words I speak are not meant to be taken lightly, and I am not lying as well that Kirk and Solomon are currently on borrowed time as Champions. Nothing that they have said and done in the past few weeks has disproved that. It won’t take long before me and Sheridan are able to win and finally save the tag team division from the horrible state that it is in right now. Everyone will breathe a sigh of relief when we raise those Championships up in the air and we hear praises and thank you’s thrown our way. Don’t worry though, there won’t be any need for it, it is a doctor’s job to take care of their patients after all.

(The crowd boos after hearing that as Bethany turned a bit confused, before quickly realizing what was happening.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Oh, are you angry with me about what I said to you? Isn’t it ironic that you were just screaming ‘EOE’ when I made my return to Voltage and now you are booing me after I said my true thoughts? But oh well, all of you aren’t my focus right now, what is though is having to talk about our “rightful” Champions. Because they can talk about how they’ve shocked the world and how they’re not going to be pushovers until the end of all time, they can talk about that as much as they like. But the truth still remains that there is not a single team in this division full of talent on the level of Sheridan Müller and Dr. Bethany Blue, EOE. You can’t compare Bulletstorm and the Off-Brand Amphetamines to two women who have proven themselves every time hold all those accomplishments under their belts, it is undeniably unfair to those who can’t catch up to us.

(A confident grin appeared on Bethany’s face as she finished speaking her part. Sheridan then took her turn to speak with a more serious tone in her voice.)

Sheridan Müller: The Prescription is a lethal combination of two women who won’t be happy with anything less than being the greatest amongst everyone else. There has been assumptions that due to that kind of nature we possess, me and Bethany won’t be able to stand each other. And yes, at first, we didn’t see eye to eye, we didn’t mesh well at first considering I wanted to prove myself by facing Bethany. But after we sat down and we had a conversation, mutual respect was able to grow and even in the worst of our altercation, we were able to team up and do incredibly well as a tag team. So after hearing from afar that Bethany wanted to start her Season with going for the Unified Tag Team Championships, I decided to step in and accept. It felt like a moment where the stars aligned, where two talented women joined up to make a team with a bright future, and it won’t take long before that bright future arrives.

Sheridan Müller: We have been able to accomplish all the achievements that we possess because of our ability to defeat any level of competition that steps in our way, and the Off-Brand Amphetamines won’t be an exception to that. That fact should be clear as day, because while they are a team that’s shown they can defeat the likes of The Ice Aces, me and Dr. Blue are two elitists that have been Champions already on different occasions. We have won some of the biggest tournaments EAW has held, and so much more, with that kind of resume that we have, it won’t be hard to predict for The Prescription to come out with the victory and as your new Champ-

(Suddenly, Sheridan is cut off as “People Are Strange” by The Dead South blasts across the speakers and boos are met as well for the Unified Tag Team Champions, with Kirk Redwood and Solomon Stane walking out with Trixie Stane. They have microphones in their hands, ready to speak their minds themselves.)

James Peters: And it seems that the Champions aren’t going to stand down either!

Rich Russillo: Just like what happened on Dynasty a few days ago, the Off-Brand Amphetamines are coming out and responding once more to the statements that The Prescription made!

Persephone: Wow, it is basically the same situation that happened on Dynasty but in reverse! I am so intrigued about what everyone has to say and I would just…love to continue hearing this verbal battle these teams are in. 🙂

(The three of them walked down the ramp as Sheridan and Bethany stared them down without an ounce of happiness on their faces, since they were annoyed that they were continuing to get interrupted. The Off-Brand Amphetamines then entered the ring just as their music died down as they stood in front of The Prescription with Solomon starting to talk.)

Solomon Stane: Man, isn’t it fun this back and forth that all of us are having? You attack us, we attack you, you interrupt us, we interrupt you. It’s fair to say that everyone here isn’t going to budge on wanting to put up their flag and claim victory, but after hearing all of that, I am starting to get a weird feeling. It is a feeling of…deja vu, don’t you think Kirk?

Kirk Redwood: Yeah, it is basically the same trash that has continued to be spewed at us.

Solomon Stane: Exactly, the biggest of deja vu’s you could say! We have been over this several times already, and all of what Bethany and Sheridan have been saying is exactly how both the High Rollerz and the Haircare Kings probably felt heading into Battle of Egypt, extreme overconfidence. You continue to doubt us for how we won the Tag Team Championships, that it was all by luck how we did it. But seriously, by this point, we don’t care about what you think of us or how we achieved this, we are still the Champions and we are the ones who run the tag team division. No matter how much you get annoyed or you complain about it, as my beautiful wife has said before, we have been written off since day one and we are going to shut up all the doubters when we get The Prescription out of the tag team picture. It’s then that there will be no more doubt about what we can do as Champions. We know very well that elitists like Sheridan and Bethany view us a certain way because we haven’t accomplished as much as they have in the past, but that’s all about to change very soon.

Kirk Redwood: I tell you, wrestlers like them have been here for over 100 years and now they think they know everything about the whole universe we live in. And as we said already, extreme overconfidence, we’ve gone through that kind of thing various times and we’re practically tired of continuing to hear it. Paper Champions here, pushovers there, we don’t care either way. We aren’t sorry about the fires that we are creating, if you want to stop hearing us then you can ignore us and change the channel, but if you want to stop US? You better do it before we completely destroy this division, but even then it will never happen! Since Battle of Egypt the Off-Brand Amphetamines have been Champions for two months and after Midsummer Massacre, that will quickly change into three. This is our era now and no team in this division is gonna take the titles away from us, not even The Prescription. But don’t worry, after we retain our championships, we are free to have some celebratory drinks with whoever! The offer is still up by the way Sheridan, always got money to buy you a drink.

(The Off-Brand Amphetamines started cracking up in laughter as Sheridan simply stood stone faced and didn’t even react to Kirk’s tasteless joke. Bethany was even more annoyed hearing what she thought was a bad joke as she quickly responded.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Good to see you as well Kirk, it seems you’re in a better mood than the last time we met. And I can see that by smelling the gigantic scent of booze that appears every time you open your mouth, I can even smell it from over here too! So I suggest you lay off the booze before the excess of alcohol affects your brain or your heart and you end up suffering high blood pressure or a stroke, or there is the more practical option of stuffing your mouth with an entire bar of soap! Of course we are going to push to win the match and acquire those titles, because we have shown several times already that the two of us are able to succeed on what we set forward, I have dominated and had one of my best seasons in Season 15, and Sheridan wasn’t afraid of stepping on any toes and showing why she deserved to be here in EAW. So when you face two women who have been able to etch their names into the history books here in this company, teaming up for a common cause… it will be something impossible to overcome. Good job on trying to convince me, but you failed, you don’t deserve those belts, the story was beautiful but the honeymoon phase is over, it’s time to wake up.

Sheridan Müller: Wow, is that the kind of humor America has here? That was hard to hear, if you are that bad at making jokes, I’ll assume you somehow do worse when the two of you defend those Tag Team Championships. I have no problem with you two believing in yourselves, it wouldn’t be fun at the end having to fight a battle that will be easy to win. But at least realize that we’re going to be the biggest challenge that you’ve faced. Because as Bethany already said, we’re great when we’re alone, but we’re amazing when we’re together. That’s something that we’ve shown countless times before, especially last week just before you attacked us, where we worked as a team perfectly fine against the same team that you defended your titles against at the biggest event of the year. The Prescription has all the tools to succeed, and at Midsummer Massacre, before you all know it and realize it…

Dr. Bethany Blue: Your days as Unified Tag Team Champions are coming to end.

Solomon Stane: I won’t deny that day will arrive one way or another, but there is no way that day is arriving against you two. With how hard we’ve worked to prove everyone wrong, beating you will finally make everyone realize that we deserve to have the Unified Tag Team Championships around our waist. Defeating the Ice Aces at Pain for Pride is the reason we are the way we are right now, we aren’t taking any prisoners. We will look forward to seeing what happens after Midsummer Massacre, because it will be the best day of our reign…

Kirk Redwood: And the end of the rainbow for The Prescription.

(Tensions immediately flared up between the Champions and the challengers as they stared at each other in silence.)

Rich Russillo: It seems that these two teams aren’t willing to budge or back down at all against each other. Even though the words thrown have been less than pretty, it can’t be doubted that the match between these two teams will be nothing short of amazing!

James Peters: And another match that will be amazing is our main event of the night as Sheridan Müller faces off against Harper Lee! Don’t miss it after commercials!

Persephone: Wow, after this very long but incredible battle of words, we are going to see an even longer but even more magnificent match, what a great show we’re having today! :blessed:

(Before Voltage faded from ringside, the last shot shown was Kirk and Solomon raising their Championships high up in the air while Bethany and Sheridan stared back with determination to win on their face.)

(Voltage fades backstage, and the camera opens up to the office of Eden Sinclair. Eden is on her own for the time being working on plans for Voltage. She’s not on her own for too long though, as before long her door opens. Eden looks over at the door, a bit confused for a second as she didn’t have anyone planned to meet with her, before seeing who it is. It’s Drake King, who was attacked by Samael last week. Drake even has a few wounds from the attack still. Eden Sinclair begins to speak once she notices that it’s Drake.)

Eden Sinclair: Can I help you? You’ll have to make it quick though, I am in the middle of something right now.

Drake King: Can you help??? Yes you can help me! Weren’t you there? Didn’t you see what he did to me?

Eden Sinclair: Are you talking about Sa-

Drake King: Samael! Yes! The one that showed up acting like a child, and has been acting weird every single week ! The one that always wrestles in that mask! That man is unstable! I don’t ask for much, but seeing as I care about changing this place for the better more than anyone else there’s just no way I can even make an attempt to look past all of this. He has attacked me TWICE now!

Eden Sinclair: Yes, I know, and I’m sorry that this happened to you, but what are you asking for me to do, exactly?

Drake King: I’m just asking for you to do the right thing, that’s all. I believe that this brand is moving in the right direction, but we still need a few more changes before we could really be proud of where this company is. All I want is for you to make sure that you continue to do what you already started, and I don’t think that’s something you’d have a problem with. After all, Voltage is supposed to be the greatest show ever under your supervision, right?

Eden Sinclair: That’s right.

Drake King: And throughout this season our goal is to make sure everyone in the world is able to enjoy the product instead of turning away from it, right?

Eden Sinclair: This is true. We plan to appeal to all kinds of demographics, and I personally plan to make sure that this show is nothing like the Voltage that everyone here is used to. That’s the job I agreed to when I agreed to help out around here, and so far I think we’ve been doing a good job. Already Voltage is becoming a more appealing show for newer viewers, and all the issues still present with the roster will be sorted out accordingly and fairly. By the time this season ends Voltage will be in a far better state, and personally I’m really glad to be part of the reason EAW actually becomes a more watchable show.

Drake King: I completely agree, but there’s still something that needs to change, and it’s that Samael isn’t allowed to run rampant any longer. Personally, I’m a big fan of the fact that unlike our commissioner, you’re not afraid to reprimand unruly Elitists for hurting this show with their needless acts of violence. All of these attacks and brawls week after week are completely unnecessary and far too often they’re only doing it over either a Championship or pride. It’s too much, and it’s about time that Elitists learn that this is a wrestling show and not their own personal playground. My only issue is that among all of those announcements and cancellations, I never heard anything about Samael. He’s been obsessed with me for weeks, and after those attacks I was certain that he’d face some type of punishment, but he never did. I know that you guys want to help make this the best show possible and you’ve already shown that even the likes of the World Champions of the roster will face the consequences of their actions if need be, so can Samael finally get what he deserves? I personally believe someone like him should be suspended indefinitely, traded away or better yet fired for his actions, but at this point I’ll take anything.

(Eden Sinclair listened to what Drake had to say, but seeing the look on her face it’s clear that she doesn’t actually buy what Drake is saying about his beliefs of how Voltage is being run. Everyone knows that Drake King can’t be trusted and when he speaks more than likely he’s not being honest, and Eden doesn’t seem too impressed by it. After a few seconds, Eden begins to speak.)

Eden Sinclair: Drake, I’m sorry but there is not much I can do for you.

Drake King: :comeagain: What?

Eden Sinclair: When we say that the goal is to make sure EAW appeals to everyone, we mean it. I agree that what Samael did to you was horrific and uncalled for, and obviously we don’t condone that whatsoever, but you have to understand what kind of person Samael is. When we see all of these Elitists get into petty fights or attack each other they’re reprimanded because they’re willingly going out of their way to harm others in a way that we’re trying not to encourage, but Samael isn’t like them. Samael is mentally unstable, and here at Disney we don’t discriminate against those suffering from mental health issues. It’s not they’re fault that they are the way they are, and it would look really bad on us if we went out of our way to fire an Elitist because of their struggles with their mental health.

Drake King: …

Eden Sinclair: What I can do is speak to Dr. Doyle about making sure Samael gets the help he needs. I don’t want anything like what happened last week to happen again, and the best chance of that is trusting Dr. Doyle with the responsibility of helping him.

(Drake can’t believe what he is hearing right now. He was sure that Samael would be punished for his actions, but instead it turns out that won’t be happening. He’s completely dumbfounded by this, and it takes him a few seconds to actually speak.)

Drake King: What?

Eden Sinclair: Hm? Is something wrong?

Drake King: Yes! What are you talking about, you’re really not going to do anything?? He attacked me during my match against Ronan! He attacked me in the parking lot! Samael doesn’t belong in this company if nobody can show up every week without having to think about the possibility of him randomly “choosing” them! I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t attack him, I didn’t call him out, I never even spoke to him before he interrupted me just to ask me for a story. I sacrificed so much to make sure that this company could reach the spot it’s in right now, and I just don’t understand why you wouldn’t get rid of someone that clearly has issues to make sure this place doesn’t revert back to the way it was before.

Eden Sinclair: :francis: You should know better than to speak down on someone that doesn’t even fully understand what’s going on. Samael doesn’t need to be ridiculed, he needs help.

Drake King: :skip:

Eden Sinclair: In fact, I think you need to leave. Like I said I’m very busy and don’t have the time to talk, and I don’t think I’m comfortable with you being here any longer.

(Drake is in complete disbelief, even more than before. He’s clearly mad about the entire situation, especially not that he’s the one seemingly getting into trouble.)

Drake King: Seriously?… I’m the one that was attacked! Samael left me in the parking lot covered in blood, is this supposed to be some kind of joke?

Eden Sinclair: Drake, go.

(Drake just shakes his head, turning and beginning to take his leave. As he makes it to the door however, Eden begins to speak again.)

Eden Sinclair: If you want Samael dealt with, then you can do so yourself in a match at Midsummer Massacre.

(Drake listened to Eden announce the match, but Drake isn’t any less upset about the entire situation with Samael, and the fact that he wasn’t punished for his actions in any way. Everything about this situation bas frustrated him, especially the fact that to him, he’s being made out to be the bad guy. Drake leaves the office without saying another word, but before he or Eden could even close the door, something happens that causes even Eden Sinclair to scream in terror!)

Eden Sinclair: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! :krabs:

(Drake King is grabbed and thrown into a wall, and when the camera pans, it appears to be Samael… More specifically, Caine. Drake King slowly pulls himself up, and as he stirs, he looks up and sees Caine standing over him. Eden Sinclair is watching it all go down as Drake was never able to close the door, and because of this she is forced to watch in horror as Caine immediately grabs Drake as soon as Drake attempted to get back to his feet. Drake tries to throw a knee to the midsection, but Caine is able to grab the knee before sending Drake back into the wall. Caine holds onto Drake this time though, beginning to punch away at the former EAW World Champion. Drake tries to punch and elbow back, but he’s at a disadvantage at this state so he can’t do as much damage as he wanted. Caine on the other hand is able to land a powerful punch to the midsection. Drake is able to finally retaliate as he hits Caine with a punch to the face, but shortly after Caine headbutts Drake and causes Drake to stumble back in pain.)

(Eden Sinclair goes to make a call, and during this the brawl between Caine and Drake continues, or more accurately the attack. As soon as Drake walked through the door he was blindsided, and since then it’s been an almost completely one sided attack thanks to Caine, who holds Drake in the hallway before slamming him on top of a production crate. Drake slowly falls off of the crate, and while he makes an attempt to grab onto it to help himself up, at this point he’s in too much pain to really do anything, struggling to even help himself up, which Caine only allows so he can grab Drake by the head and slam his face into the production crate. Caine finally Drake, and he prepares to finish him off with the “R.I.P” finishing move, but before he could do so, a bunch of people run into the area, grabbing Caine and pulling him away from Drake, who just drops onto the ground. The people turned out to be security, and it looked like Eden had called them over to quickly resolve the situation before it could get out of hand. Before long, tons of security guards would be seen in the area, dragging Caine away as Caine tries to free himself from their grasp.)

(As the security guards restrain Caine, Caine stares directly at Drake King’s lifeless body. At first he has the same sinister look on his face he always would, but after a little while of struggling, a more innocent look begins to appear on his face, as he genuinely begins to look really sad.)

Michael: All I wanted was a story, father. 🥺

(It looked like Michael had made an appearance, but during this Drake seemed to barely be conscious, still feeling the effects of Caine’s attack. At this point however, not much can be done. The damage has already been done and now Michael is being taken away from the area from the security guards, all surrounding him just in case, all while his apparent Midsummer Massacre opponent is still laid out, barely starting to come to his senses. From there, Voltage begins to fade away from the backstage area.)

(‘Amerika’ by Rammstein is heard playing as Sheridan is already seen warming up inside the ring. The camera transitions to ringside.)

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a special treat for everybody. Joining us here on commentary for this match is none other than two time World Champion and EAW Hall of Famer….Andrea Valentine!

(The camera pans over to Andrea at the desk.)

Andrea Valentine: Good to be here.

James Peters: We’ll get to what happened last week in a sec, but it’s amazing to have you back in yellow. How do you feel about that?

Andrea Valentine: Its the brand I won my first World Championship, and the brand I’ll win my third. I wanted to come back as the Champion, but Harper didn’t let that happen, and I’ll do anything to show that she is only on borrowed time and that the title belongs to me. It’s good to be back though.

Persephone: Awesome, cause we TOTALLLY missed you. 😀

Andrea Valentine: :usure:

Persephone: The match is about to start! I can’t wait!

Bella Braxton: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING AND IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST ALREADY IN THE RING… RESIDING IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA….WEIGHING IN AT 135 POUNDS…SHE IS “THE FLAMESTRESS!!”…….SHERRRIDDAAANNNN MUUULLLLERRRRR!!!!!

(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart plays as the crowd almost immediately boos. Harper Lee comes out with the Universal Women’s Championship around her waist. It’s obvious she doesn’t look in the best of moods after the announcement. She makes her way down to the ring ignoring the crowd reaction with a look of focus.)

Bella Braxton: AND HER OPPONENT….FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA…WEIGHING IN AT 118 POUNDS….SHE IS THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION…..SHE IS “THE WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR!!”….HARRPPERRR LEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: And as we all know, she isn’t really happy about having her first title defense being cancelled. We can see it on her face and what she’s said this week.

Andrea Valentine: Well, she is the one who swung at me first knowing the no contact rule. I just retaliated because it’s what I’m always going to do. I just want her to know that even though our match is cancelled and we don’t know when it’ll happen, I want her to know that I’m always gonna be breathing down her neck because even she knows it that the title is mine and I’m bound to get it back eventually.

(Harper slides in and hands the referee the title, before taking a long glance at Andrea on the commentary desk as the referee calls for the bell )

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Rich Russillo: And our main event of the evening is under way! Both Harper and Sheridan look like they’re about to lock up – BUT HARPER IN ONE SWIFT MOTION PICKS SHERIDAN UP AND DRIVES HER INTO THE CORNER! Harper looks to be perhaps taking out some aggression as she hits several shoulder thrusts in the corner before delivering several uppercut shots to the face! Harper goes for an irish whip – but Sheridan reverses, AND AS SOON AS HARPER MAKES IT INTO THE ROPES SHE IS HIT WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION!

James Peters: Sheridan quickly pulls Harper up to her feet, AND NOW SHERIDAN LOOKS TO SEND HARPER OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT HARPER DUCKS IT BEFORE DOING IT TO SHERIDAN INSTEAD- but Harper is unaware that she held on to the apron! Harper finally turns around and notices it and charges – BUT SHERIDAN GRABS HER BY THE HEAD AND PULLS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND BOTH ARE STANDING ON THE APRON! Both are exchanging shots with one another – SHERIDAN SWINGS AT HARPER, BUT HARPER DUCKS AND QUICKLY GRABS HER HEAD….A SNAP DDT ON THE APRON!

(Harper looks in Andrea’s direction and the two briefly stare at one another.)

Andrea Valentine: You should focus on your match. I really don’t think you want to try and test me again.

James Peters: Harper turns her attention back to Sheridan, but Sheridan grabs her head and bounces it off the edge of the apron before tossing her back inside the ring.

Persephone: You gonna risk even further punishment?

Andrea Valentine: I’m sure Harper knows better than to risk losing this match entirely just to humiliate herself again. I know I’m going to be World Champion again.

James Peters: Sheridan slides back in the ring and approaches Harper who stands back up…AND SHERIDAN UNLEASHES ON HER WITH SEVERAL BODY SHOTS AND STRIKES TO THE FACE! Harper falls into the corner – AND SHERIDAN RUNS AND DELIVERS A BODY SPLASH IN THE CORNER BEFORE….SHE LAUNCHES THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION ACROSS THE RING!

Rich Russillo: You have to be enjoying that, right Andrea?

Andrea Valentine: It’s pretty satisfying, but I think my match against Harper with the Championship on the line will be a bit more enjoyable for me.

Persephone: I’m sure it will be a great match like this is! 🙂

Persephone: LOOK! Harper stands back up and turns to face Sheridan….AND SHERIDAN GOES FOR A RUNNING BOOT, BUT HARPER DUCKS AND PICKS HER UP IN A POWERBOMB POSITION…AND THEN THROWS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE WITH A BUCKLE BOMB! Sheridan looks to be in a vulnerable spot, and Harper runs off the ropes and delivers a Shining Wizard right to the face as she flips Sheridan over for the first cover of this match!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Andrea Valentine: Wow! Sheridan powers out of it, and Harper looks a bit taken back from it as she got launched. Harper immediately goes back on the attack stomping the life out of her..but Sheridan gets up to a vertical base –

Rich Russillo: Sheridan shoves Harper back but Harper right away charges – AND SHERIDAN CATCHES HER AND TAKES HER OUT WITH A DEVASTATING SPINEBUSTER! Harper immediately rolls out of the ring from the bottom rope…but Sheridan slides out of the ring with quickness and catches Harper off guard, tossing her back inside! Sheridan hops on the apron and steps through the second rope – BUT HARPER DELIVERS A SOCCER STYLE KICK TO THE FACE! SHERIDAN IS A SITTING DUCK WITH HER UPPER BODY HANGING THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE! Harper takes this chance and quickly runs up to the top turnbuckle – AND SHE DROPS BOTH KNEES ON TOP OF THE BACK OF SHERIDAN’S NECK AS SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Andrea Valentine: Sheridan kicks out again!

James Peters: Harper right away goes back in the attack raining down fists to the face…but Sheridan reverses flipping Harper on her back as she throws repetitive haymakers as Harper tries covering up, but not having a lot of luck. The referee finally steps in and creates a bit of separation…but not for long as Sheridan runs and looks to drive her knee into the side of the champ’s face – BUT HARPER SIDE STEPS AND TRIES TO ROLL UP SHERIDAN FROM BEHIND!!

Persephone: BUT SHERIDAN ROLLS THROUGH IT TO HER FEET…AND THEN HITS A FRONT DROPKICK TO THE SEATED HARPER! Sheridan quickly picks her up and lifts her up in a fireman’s carry…but Harper quickly slips out from the backside… AND OH!! SHE GOES FOR “HOUSE OF BALLOONS”…BUT SHERIDAN HOLDS ON TO THE ROPE AS HARPER FALLS ON HER BACK! SHERIDAN QUICKLY TURNS AROUND AS HARPER GETS BACK UP, AND SHE DROPS THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! SHERIDAN WITH THE COVER NOW!!!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!!

James Peters: Kickout from Harper Lee!

Rich Russillo: So Andrea, How do you feel about the match being rescheduled?

Andrea Valentine: It’s pretty annoying. I think everyone loves the sound of winning a World Championship, or in my case reclaiming my World Championship at the first free-per-view of the season, but because I retaliated when Harper tried to attack me, that’s not going to happen. It stings a little bit, but I’m always gonna be ready no matter when it takes place to become a three time World Champion.

James Peters: Sheridan pulls Harper back up to her feet, and she delivers several strikes to the body causing Harper to stumble back – BEFORE RUNNING AT SHERIDAN, BUT SHERIDAN COUNTERS BY TAKING HARPER OUT WITH THE HIP TOSS! AND SHERIDAN FOLLOWS THAT UP BY APPLYING HER CROSS ARMBAR!! HARPER IS ALMOST LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER IN PANIC AS SHERIDAN PULLS ON HER ARM AS HARD AS SHE CAN! HARPER IS SCREAMING IN PAIN, WHAT IS SHE GONNA DO?!

Rich Russillo: HARPER IS TRYING TO REACH OUT FOR THE ROPE – BUT IS STILL SEVERAL FEET AWAY! HARPER……HARPER FLIPS OUT OF DESPERATION TO HER FRONT AND MOUNTS ON TOP OF SHERIDAN, AND SHE RAINS DOWN SEVERAL FOREARMS…AND SHE SUCCESSFULLY GETS SHERIDAN TO LET GO OF HER ARM! Harper rolls away and holds her arm in pain as she gets back up to her feet.

Andrea Valentine: You have to wonder if the damage was done though on that arm.

Persephone: Harper approaches Sheridan once more – BUT SHERIDAN GRABS HER ARM AGAIN AND DROPS DOWN IN “GEHENNA!!!” SHERIDAN HAS HER KIMURA LOCK IN AS HARPER AGAIN BEGINS TO PANIC! BUT HARPER QUICKLY STRETCHES HER LOWER BODY AND THROWS HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE FORCING A BREAK! Sheridan lets go annoyed as Harper rolls under the bottom rope lying on the apron.

Rich Russillo: Sheridan walks over and reaches over the top rope grabbing Harper upwards…BUT HARPER DELIVERS A SHOULDER THRUST FROM THE APRON, BEFORE DELIVERING A SUNSET FLIP AND HAS THE PIN!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: And whoa! Sheridan kicks out and both women race to their feet…and Sheridan swings at Harper, but Harper ducks and springboards off the opposite second rope….THE SPRINGBOARD HURRICANRANA – BUT SHERIDAN DOESN’T LET IT HAPPEN! SHERIDAN PULLS HER BODY WEIGHT UP AND HAS HER UP….AND SHERIDAN DRILLS THE CHAMPION WITH A VICIOUS POWERBOMB AS SHE DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!

Rich Russillo: The champion gets her shoulder up! And Sheridan doesn’t waste any time in getting her up, and she has her by the arm and pulls her in – “ENDLESS FANTASIES!!!” BUT HARPER DUCKS IT, AND THEN DELIVERS A HIGH KNEE ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE….AND THEN HARPER DELIVERS A SUPERKICK DRIVING SHERIDAN THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! Now what is she thinking?

James Peters: HARPER RUNS OFF THE ROPES, AND THEN TAKES OUT SHERIDAN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE DRIVING HER BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! Harper throws her back in the ring and quickly climbs up the apron and ascends to the top turnbuckle – THE DIVING SENTON OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! AND HARPER DOESN’T STOP THERE AS SHE GRABS THE LEG…AND SHE HAS “DEVIL’S FRUIT” LOCKED IN!!!! THE CALF CRUSHER IS LOCKED IN, AND NOW IT’S SHERIDAN WHO IS IN DEEP TROUBLE!!

Andrea Valentine: THE FORMER VIXEN’S CHAMP IS TRYING TO USE HER POWER TO DRAG HER WAY TO THE ROPES, BUT THE FLURRY HARPER JUST HAD IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT! WE KNOW SHE ISN’T GOING TO TAP WITHOUT GIVING A FIGHT! HARPER IS JUST SCREAMING AT HER TO GIVE UP! BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S GONNA BE THAT EASY….

Rich Russillo: AND SHERIDAN GRABS HARPER’S HEAD BESIDE HER…AND SHE REPEATEDLY DRIVES THE BACK OF HER HEAD INTO THE MAT! Harper let’s go of the submission and it wouldn’t shock me if she has a concussion. Both crawl the opposite way of one another, and Sheridan is on her feet hobbling from being in the calf crusher, and both of them charge and Sheridan swings – BUT HARPER DUCKS AGAIN, AND THEN SHE HOPS ON HER BACK AND HAS A SLEEPER HOLD LOCKED IN TIGHT! SHERIDAN DROPS TO A KNEE…BUT QUICKLY GETS BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE, THEN FLIPS HARPER FORWARD ON HER BACK!

James Peters: Sheridan looks to have regained control back as she stalks Harper – AND SHE BENDS HARPER DOWN AND HOOKS THE ARM…THE PUMPHANDLE URANAGE DELIVERED TO THE CHAMPION AS SHERIDAN HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE VICTORY!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!

Andrea Valentine: ANDDDDD….HARPER KICKS OUT! I THOUGHT FOR SURE SHERIDAN HAD IT THERE!

James Peters: Sheridan…SHERIDAN RIGHT AWAY GRABS HARPER’S ARM AND TRIES GOING FOR HER CROSS ARMBAR!!! BUT HARPER HAS HER FINGERS LOCKED PREVENTING IT FROM HAPPENING! HARPER FLIPS ON TO HER KNEES AS SHERIDAN TRIES TO PRY THE FINGERS APART PULLING AT THE ARM, AND HARPER JUST BARELY GETS SHERIDAN OFF THE MAT ENOUGH….AND DROPS HER ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! Sheridan releases the grip on her arm and we’re back at square one with both women slowly stirring to their feet.

Rich Russillo: SHERIDAN GRABS HARPER BY THE THROAT…BUT HARPER CHOPS THE HAND DOWN…AND THEN HARPER DELIVERS A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Harper stands and measures Sheridan…AND HARPER SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE – AND DELIVERS A SPINNING TORNADO DDT SPIKING HER HEAD INTO THE MAT! HARPER AGAIN DOESN’T STOP THERE RUNNING UP THE TOP TURNBUCKLE….AND SHE DRIVES HER ELBOW INTO THE HEART OF SHERIDAN AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG!!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!

Andrea Valentine: AND SHERIDAN GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND! Harper shows a bit of frustration pounding the mat.

Persephone: AND….HARPER LOOKING FOR THE MOVE THAT WILL MAKE SURE THIS MATCH IS PUT TO REST! HARPER GRABS BOTH OF THE ARMS OF THE GROUNDED SHER…..SHE IS GOING FOR “SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR”….BUT OUT OF NOWHERE SHERIDAN FREES HER ARMS AND ROLLS OVER PICKING THE ANKLE OF HARPER! THE ANKLE LOCK IS APPLIED ON HARPER AS HARPER GOT CAUGHT! BUT THE ANKLE LOCK DOESN’T LAST LONG AS SHE ROLLS FORWARD SENDING SHERIDAN FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!! HARPER QUICKLY RUNS UP BEHIND HER…AND A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX AS SHERIDAN LANDS HARD ON THE BACK OF HER NECK!

Andrea Valentine: After a moment or so, Harper turns around as Sheridan gets to a knee… AND HARPER GOES FOR A SHINING WIZARD – BUT SHERIDAN GRABS HER BY THE THROAT BEFORE SHE COULD…AND SHE LIFTS HER UP HIGH AND DROPS HER DOWN WITH THE CHOKESLAM!! AND OH NO – SHERIDAN PICKS UP HARPER FROM THE MAT…A DEADLIFT POWERBOMB! WHAT STRENGTH FROM SHERIDAN AS SHE DROPS FOR THE COVER!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: HARPER SURVIVES AGAIN!! And Sheridan collapses next to Harper in exhaustion. After several moments, Sheridan picks Harper up by the head, but Harper is trying her best to fight back with a shot to the rib cage! And then another one…AND THEN HARPER HITS AN ENZIGURI KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD…and Sheridan is stunned here as Harper runs off the ropes – AND SHERIDAN NEARLY DECAPITATES HARPER WITH A BIG BOOT!! SHERIDAN LOOKS TO PERHAPS GO FOR THE COVER…BUT HARPER USES HER RING AWARENESS AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! I don’t know if that was accidental or not, but it buys Harper some valuable time. Sheridan has a look of disappointment not getting her in time.

Persephone: Several seconds later, Sheridan exits the ring and slowly picks up Harper and rolls her back in the ring as she follows behind her….BUT HARPER MAYBE WAS PLAYING POSSUM AS SHE ALMOST TAKES SHERIDAN’S HEAD OFF WITH A RUNNING KNEE!! Now the tables have turned as it’s Sheridan who rolls out of the ring.

James Peters: Harper gives a glance at Andrea before climbing up top once again in this match as Sheridan comes to at ringside, AND UH OH – MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP ROPE TO SHERIDAN AT RINGSIDE!!! BUT WHAT?!?! SHERIDAN WITH UNBELIEVABLE STRENGTH CATCHES HER IN MID AIR IN A POWERSLAM POSITION! HARPER IS PLEADING WITH HER….BUT IT DOESN’T WORK AS SHERIDAN THROWS HARPER DOWN BACK FIRST ON THE EDGE OF THE APRON!! HARPER TOOK A HUGE RISK AND IT BACKFIRED BIG TIME AS SHERIDAN TOSSES HER BACK INSIDE – SHE PULLS HARPER IN – “ENDLESS FANTASIES!!!” HARPER IS NEARLY TURNED INSIDE OUT AS SHERIDAN FLIPS HARPER ON HER BACK AND HOOKS THE INSIDE LEG FOR THE WIN OVER THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!

Rich Russillo: THE REFEREE SPOTS HARPER’S FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!! SHERIDAN CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Now what does Sheridan do to put this match away? Was that her best chance?

Andrea Valentine: I don’t think so, she still has a shot.

Persephone: Yayyyy…the match goes on as Sheridan stands up, and then grabs Harper by her feet…but Harper flips on her back and uses her free foot to kick Sheridan in the shoulder, and then in the ribs before pushing her into the corner buying herself a few seconds to get up to a knee. Sheridan runs at her – BUT HARPER COUNTERS WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AND SHERIDAN LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE! HARPER GINGERLY RUNS OFF THE ROPES…AND DRIVES HER KNEES INTO THE BACK OF SHERIDAN’S NECK!! Harper takes this time to truly catch her breath now and recover after surviving “Endless Fantasies.”

James Peters: Sheridan is in a seated position in the corner, and Harper walks over and places her foot across the throat for several seconds before backing up several feet – AND SHE RUNS LOOKING FOR THE LOW DROPKICK…BUT SHERIDAN GETS OUT OF HARM’S WAY AND HARPER HITS THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE! AND NOW SHERIDAN WALKS UP BEHIND HER AND DELIVERS A GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT SHE HOLDS ON TO THE WAIST AND TRANSITIONS INTO HER CROSS ARMBAR ONCE MORE!!! WILL HARPER BE FORCED TO SUBMIT THIS TIME?!

Andrea Valentine: SHE JUST MIGHT BE! She might just have to in order to save her arm and even make it to our rematch whenever it may be.

Rich Russillo: SHE TRIES REACHING FOR THE ROPES BUT IT’S POINTLESS AS SHE’S TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! HARPER IS KICKING HER LEGS FLAILING TRYING TO FIND SOMEWAY OUT AS SHE’S SCREAMING! BUT LOOK – HARPER TWISTS THE FOOT OF SHERIDAN ON TOP OF HER AND IT SUCCESSFULLY GETS HER TO LET GO! HARPER PULLS HERSELF UP WITH THE ROPE HOLDING HER ARM AS SHERIDAN STANDS WITH A BIT OF A LIMP….AND HARPER TAKES HER DOWN WITH A SLINGBLADE, AND THEN ANOTHER….AND THEN LEAPS UP AND DRIVES BOTH OF HER FEET INTO THE CHEST WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!!

James Peters: Harper is exhausting as she tries to pick up Sheridan off the mat – BUT SHERIDAN PUSHES HER OFF BEFORE HARPER SLIDES UNDERNEATH LEGS…AND OH NO!!! “HOUSE OF BALLOONS!!!!” THE BACKSTABBER AS HARPER GOES FOR THE COVER!!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEE!!!!

Andrea Valentine: SHERIDAN GETS THE SHOULDER UP! And this time Harper is visibly frustrated that the match is still going on.

James Peters: Harper pulls herself up and is stalking Sheridan who is having a difficult time getting to her feet, Harper is like a shark that smells blood in the water. SHE GRABS A HOLD OF SHERIDAN QUICKLY AND IS GOING FOR “FOLDABODY”!!! BUT SHERIDAN SOMEHOW FIGHTS OUT OF THE GRIP…AND THROWS A VICIOUS FOREARM STUNNING HARPER FOR THE MOMENT! HARPER RESPONDS BACK WITH A FOREARM OF HER OWN, AND NOW SHERIDAN! BOTH WOMEN EXCHANGING SHOTS WITH ONE ANOTHER NOW..UNTIL –

Rich Russillo: HARPER CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, AND SHE TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES…..BUT SHERIDAN CATCHES HER AND HITS A SITOUT SPINEBUSTER!!! MOMENTUM SHIFTS JUST GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THESE TWO TOP TIER TALENTS! Both of them now begin to stir to their feet, and both turn around to face each other – AND HARPER LEE HAS THE INSIDE CRADLE!!!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: SHERIDAN ESCAPES IT, AND BOTH WOMEN GET UP..AND RUN INTO A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE AS BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN IN THIS MATCH AGAIN! AND OUT OF NOWHERE – HARPER HAS “DEVIL’S FRUIT” LOCKED IN!!! HARPER WRENCHING THAT LEG BACK AS FAR AS SHE CAN ALMOST BENDING HER LIKE A PRETZEL….AND SHERIDAN USES WHAT STRENGTH SHE HAS LEFT AND INCHES CLOSER TO THAT BOTTOM ROPE!! AND SHE REACHES OUT – AND SHE GRABS IT!!!

James Peters: Both of them giving each other their best and it is still not enough. Just a matter of who wants it more at this point. Harper aggressively grabs Sheridan by the feet and drags her back to the center of the ring – BUT SHERIDAN HOLDS ON TO THE BOTTOM ROPE FOR DEAR LIFE! Harper gets irritated letting go of the foot as she begins stomping away at the head and the ribs of Sheridan before dropping down and delivering repeated right hands! Harper picks her up looking to finally put this match away – HARPER LOOKS TO LOCK IN “FOLDABODY” FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THIS MATCH…AND FOR THE SECOND TIME. SHERIDAN GETS OUT OF IT AS SHE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!!!

Andrea Valentine: :yikes: Nearly broke her in half with that one.

Persephone: Now it’s Sheridan who gets the chance to end it, as she picks her up….BUT HARPER PUSHES HER AWAY AS SHE RUNS OFF THE ROPES – AND SHE TAKES SHERIDAN OUT WITH A SPEAR! THIS MIGHT BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END – OH MY GOD!!! SHERIDAN QUICKLY GRABS THE ARM AND SHE HAS HER “GEHENNA” KIMURA LOCK IN AGAIN!! HARPER IS IN SERIOUS, SERIOUS TROUBLE RIGHT HERE!! HARPER LITERALLY MIGHT NOT HAVE A CHOICE IF SHE WANTS TO LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY!! BUT HARPER IS SHAKING HER HEAD REFUSING TO GIVE UP!

Rich Russillo: HARPER TRIES TO LIFT HER OFF THE MAT….BUT SHE COLLAPSES TOO WEAK AND EXHAUSTED TO DO IT! HARPER’S ARM IS ABOUT TO SNAP OFF! HARPER GIVES OUT ONE BIG SCREAM AS SHE SEES THE ROPE BESIDE HER – AND SHE IS ONLY INCHES AWAY FROM GETTING TO IT WITH HER FOOT – BUT SHERIDAN ROLLS SIDEWAYS TO GET HER AWAY FROM THE ROPES….BUT HARPER TAKES THIS CHANCE TO DRIVE A VICIOUS FOREARM INTO THE FACE, AND IT WAS JUST ENOUGH TO GET SHERIDAN TO LET GO! Harper rolls to the corner and stands on her feet, almost crying with how much her arm has been put through in this match with Sheridan’s submissions. She bends her arm back trying to shake off the pain, before….

Persephone: SHERIDAN CHARGES AT HER IN THE CORNER – BUT HARPER SIDE STEPS AT THE LAST SECOND AND SHERIDAN HITS THE RING POST SHOULDER FIRST THROUGH THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! Harper just barely avoided disaster right there. Sheridan falls to the outside of the ring before pulling herself up with the ring skirt a moment later…AND THEN HARPER TAKES HER OUT WITH A CROSSBODY OVER THE TOP ROPE!!

James Peters: Harper looks to be in complete control as she throws Sheridan back inside of the ring … but she just turned her attention to Andrea again right behind her. This surely can’t be good. :lupe:

Harper Lee: (off-mic) You ruin everything, y’know that?

(Andrea gets out of her seat as she looks back at Harper.)

Andrea Valentine: That’s too bad. You should get back to your match, though. Last week should’ve told you that picking a fight with me isn’t a great idea.

Rich Russillo: Harper turns around to get in the ring….BEFORE SHE KNOCKS THE HEADSET OFF OF ANDREA’S HEAD!!!

James Peters: Harper quickly rushes back to the ring while Andrea doesn’t look pleased. HARPER RUNS AND DELIVERS A HIGH KNEE TO THE FACE OF SHERIDAN! AND SHE LOOKS TO BE SETTING UP FOR – LOOK!!! ANDREA POPS UP ON THE APRON!! HARPER TRIES KNOCKING HER DOWN BUT ANDREA DROPS DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE!!

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK BEHIND HARPER!!! HARPER TURNS AROUND – BIG BOOT!!! HARPER IS SPUN AROUND AS SHERIDAN GRABS HER FROM BEHIND!!! ENDLESS FANTASIES!!!! THE RIPCORD LARIAT CONNECTS, AND NOW THERE’S THE HOOK OF THE LEG!!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(‘Amerika’ by Rammstein plays, and Sheridan Müller rolls off of Harper Lee, slowly making it back up to her feet before having her arm raised by the referee. Sheridan looks outside at Andrea Valentine, who got involved in the ending of this match.)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..SHERRIDDAAAANNNN MUUULLLERRRRR!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Wow! Sheridan just picked up one of the biggest wins this season so far, beating the Universal Women’s Champion! Sheridan has a match at Midsummer Massacre, and I think the Prescription just got a lot of momentum!

Persephone: Well, we can chop up the assist to Andrea. Harper looked to be in control until she got involved.

James Peters: Harper has nobody to really blame but herself. She knocked the headset off her, and Andrea retaliated. Now Sheridan Müller picked up a great victory, right before her Unified Tag Team Championship match! Congratulations, Sheridan!

(Sheridan begins to leave the ring, leaving the laid out Universal Women’s Champion, and her challenger at ringside. It transitions to a low view that sees Harper knocked out, with Andrea giving a cold stare from the outside, the same spot she has been standing in for the past few minutes. From there, Voltage fades from ringside.)

(Finally, Voltage fades into a promotional ad for Midsummer Massacre 2022, the event where Minerva will put her EAW World Championship on the line against Ronan Malosi.)

(Voltage returns to ringside, and the crowd cheers as Voltage commissioner Captain Charisma is standing inside of the ring, alongside Eden Sinclair. The ring has been set up for the upcoming contract signing between Minerva and Ronan Malosi, only it’s not set up like a regular contract signing. There is an EAW branded table inside of the ring, designed with the Disney and EAW logos as well as promotional graphics for Midsummer Massacre, along with a chair on each side, microphones and pens on the table as well as the contract for the match. As the crowd cheers pyro shoots out from the stage, making the contract signing feel even more special. Both of the people inside of the ring hold microphones in their hands, and before long Eden Sinclair begins to speak.)

Eden Sinclair: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the contract signing for the FIRST EAW World Championship match of the season! I am so happy to see that we’ve come so far as we’re only a week away from Midsummer Massacre, where we’ll not just be holding this huge Championship match, but we’ll be holding an intergender match that’ll without a doubt prove what should have been known for a very long time and that’s the fact that in EAW, especially in this era, anybody in that locker room can reach the top! At Disney we care so much about making sure everyone feels included and that you never feel like you’re being held back from your dreams in any way, and as soon as this season started and we were granted the opportunity to help produce the best shows EAW could deliver, we did everything to make sure the right people are given the opportunities that they deserve, no matter who they may be. At Midsummer Massacre a talented woman will face a talented man for the top Championship on Voltage, and there is no better way to kick off an era that’ll be more inclusive than ever before than with a match of this magnitude.

Captain Charisma: So ladies and gentlemen, please welco-

(Before Captain Charisma could finish, ‘Mo Money’ by Ben McLusky hits. Captain Charisma had previously been trying to keep a smile on his face to prepare for the contract signing, but he’s clearly a bit annoyed as Ronan Malosi walks out with a grin on his face, along with his personal announcer, Amaya. Amaya holds a microphone in her hand, and as soon as she is given the okay, she begins to speak.)

Amaya: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next EAW World Champion!… The greatest thing to ever happen to Voltage!…. ROONNAANNNNNNN MAALLOOOOOOSSSIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

Captain Charisma: :francis:

James Peters: Ronan Malosi has a similar look on his face that he did when he walked out back at the Draft, and I think it’s clear that even now he’s still super confident in his chances of winning at Midsummer Massacre!

(As the two make it to the bottom of the ramp, Amaya begins to make her way to the back. Ronan enters the ring, walking up to the table and picking up one of the microphones before looking at Eden Sinclair and Captain Charisma.)

Ronan Malosi: Come on guys, be real. Are you two really going to pretend that a woman like Minerva can defeat a man like me? I’m almost seven feet tall. I’m over 250 pounds. I’m one of the most powerful men on this roster and beyond that I’m at the best I’ve been in my entire career, and you really think someone like Minerva can take me out? This is a joke. If you really wanted to be “inclusive” and appeal to wider audiences than you would’ve stripped Minerva of the EAW Championship and sent her to the women’s division, because in a week’s time she’s about to be in the ring with not just a man that’s twice, if not three times her size, but the most dangerous man in this entire company! Do you really think that this is something she’s ready for? If you really think Minerva’s the type of representation you want women to see in the EAW Championship picture then you’re out of your mind because at Midsummer Massacre, the entire world is going to watch as I dismantle the woman who closed night one of Pain for Pride with that title. The thousands of people in attendance are going to watch as I become the new EAW World Champion, so cut this out. If you want someone like Minerva at the top then let her chase after the Universal Women’s Championship, because that title is m-

Captain Charisma: Ronan, please think about what you’re saying.

Ronan Malosi: I’ve thought about it long enough, and very soon I-

(‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie hits, and the crowd explodes into cheers as Ronan quickly turns to the stage. Ronan doesn’t look too happy as the EAW World Champion begins to walk out. Minerva carries the EAW Championship on her shoulder, and she doesn’t look too impressed by what Ronan had to say just a few moments ago.)

Captain Charisma: And introducing the Champion.. Who won her second World Championship at Pain for Pride XV.. Please welcome the EAW World Champion, MINERVA!!!!

James Peters: THE EAW WORLD CHAMPION IS HERE!!! MINERVA IS HERE AND IT LOOKS LIKE RONAN MIGHT HAVE DONE A BIT TOO MUCH TALKING!! This is a contract signing after all, it was only a matter of time until we saw the Champion!

Rich Russillo: Ronan Malosi obviously doesn’t like being interrupted, but honestly I think it was for the best hearing what he had to say.

Persephone: You’re right! Here in EAW we need to all start being kind to each other! 😄

James Peters: Ronan Malosi is about to have one of the biggest matches of his entire career. I can see why he’d be confident, but I don’t think Minerva is worried one bit about her chances at Midsummer Massacre. She’s just as confident that she’ll retain her title, and I think by now she’s accomplished enough to think that way.

(Minerva slowly makes her way inside of the ring, and once she does, she walks right past Ronan and to her side of the table, taking a seat before picking up a microphone.)

Minerva: You should be a bit more careful what you say, Ronan. This’ll likely be the last time you’re in a match like this, and right now all you’re doing is making sure that in a week’s time you’re more humiliated than ever. This is a free-per-view World Championship match. It’s the biggest opportunity you’ve had in your entire life, and these past few weeks you’ve made sure that this goes down as one of your most embarrassing losses. I almost feel like I should apologize to Captain Charisma for allowing this match to happen, because for the past few weeks you’ve been running around making a huge fool of yourself, completely unaware of the fact that you were never going to win this title. It never mattered to me who stepped up to challenge me at Midsummer Massacre but the fact remained that I was going to do whatever it took to leave Midsummer Massacre the way I walked in, and then it was you that walked out and challenged me, and I’m sure the entire world was thinking the exact same thing. “Why would Ronan Malosi do that to himself?” Why would you go out there and put yourself in a position like this knowing who you are and who you’ve always been? I wish I could applaud you for actually having the courage to go out and take what you want but after last week it’s more clear than ever that all you’ve done is dig your own grave.

(Captain Charisma watches on as the grin on Ronan Malosi’s face has completely faded away, and the commissioner looks over at Eden Sinclair who’s also watching the conversation, making sure that nothing happens to possibly put this match’s status in jeopardy.)

Minerva: As insulted as I could be that you think the best course of action is for me to stick to the women’s division and stay far away from the EAW World Championship, I actually think it’s pretty funny just how full of yourself you really are. You’d be better off not talking at all than pretending that you’re this much of a threat to my Championship reign, because after Midsummer Massacre you’ll be a bigger laughing stock than ever before, and it won’t just be because you failed to defeat me. There’s never been any shame in losing to a competitor like me, but after throwing celebrations for yourself, after attacking me, after going the extra mile just to try and convince the world that this Championship is yours, you’re not only going to fall flat on your face. I’m going to make sure you suffer one of the most painful losses of your entire career.

(Ronan Malosi remains silent as the two Elitists stare at each other, and Eden Sinclair looks at the two, seeing that Ronan Malosi now looks more pissed off than annoyed and that tensions have clearly risen.)

Eden Sinclair: Remember what this is about. This is a contract signing, and this season we’re not going to allow things to get out of hand like they did in the past.

(Minerva takes the contract, picking up the pen on her side of the table before signing it without any hesitation, causing the crowd to immediately begin cheering. She puts the contract down, and Eden looks at Ronan.)

Eden Sinclair: Ronan, can you-

Ronan Malosi: I can’t wait until I get to wipe that stupid look off of your face at Midsummer Massacre. I’m going to take that Championship from you and I’m going to laugh, because history is going to have repeated itself and you’re going to fall exactly like you did after your match against TLA. If you want to keep pretending that this match is going to be easy for you then that’s your loss, because I’m not letting you leave with my Championship. I’ve been denied what’s rightfully mine for far too long, now. The fact that I’ve never been World Champion yet doesn’t even make any sense but in just one week I’m going to fix that, and I plan to do it at your expense. I’m already the biggest star in the company! Nobody carries themselves the way that I do. There’s nobody else on this brand who deserves to have the same spotlight as myself, so let’s face it, Minerva. Your Championship reign is on borrowed time and all I did last week was prove exactly that. If you were really prepared to face me then you would’ve prevented that attack. You would’ve laid me out and you would’ve been the one holding that title, but you weren’t, because you’re underestimating me and that’s going to cost you.

Minerva: I haven’t underestimated anyone, you’re a coward and nothing more-

Ronan Malosi: You shut it! Me? A coward? I’m the only person on the roster that stepped up to you at the Draft, even before I was a member of the Voltage roster! The only thing I am, besides the most marketable Elitist in the entire company, is the next EAW World Champion! I have better things to do than keep repeating myself to someone too stupid to actually listen, so let me just say this. When the time comes that I win the EAW World Championship and I shock the world, you better not be among all of those shocked faces, because I already told you what was going to happen. I already showed you what was going to happen. You had almost an entire month to prepare for Midsummer Massacre and instead of accepting that I’m taking that title from you, you decided to keep lying to yourself.

Minerva: Lying to myself? That’s what you think I’m doing?

(Minerva gets out of her seat with the EAW Championship, causing her to be face to face with her Midsummer Massacre opponent, who never sat down to begin with.)

Eden Sinclair: Minerva. Think about what you’re doing.

(Minerva raises her Championship up to Ronan before speaking.)

Minerva: I won this Championship at the biggest event of the year in a Barbed Wire Massacre match, a match that we likely won’t be seeing again for a very long time. You have no idea what I’ve been through. You have no idea what it’s like fighting to the position that I’m at right now because every single time you’ve ever had the chance it ended the exact same way. This is going to be different for one reason and one reason only. This’ll be different because I plan to make this so much worse than any setback you’ve ever faced. Your Interwire Championship reign, your failed Unified Tag Team Championship endeavors, your failed pursuit of the New Breed Championship and the Cash in the Vault briefcase, even your matches against Kassidy Heart will be nothing compared to what happens at Midsummer Massacre. You’re going to be made into an example of what not to do against me.

Ronan Malosi: That’s it-

Captain Charisma: RONAN!

(Captain Charisma saw that Ronan Malosi looked ready to fight at that moment, putting his arm out in front of him and stopping him from attacking the Champion. Eden Sinclair herself doesn’t look too happy.)

Captain Charisma: If you want your match at Midsummer Massacre, just sign the contract.

(Ronan Malosi looks at Captain Charisma, and he just shakes his head in annoyance before grabbing the contract and pen. Ronan Malosi signs the contract before slamming them both down, and the crowd cheers as the two opponents have a staredown. Captain Charisma just sighs in relief that things didn’t break down into a fight, and Eden Sinclair begins to speak.)

Eden Sinclair: Thank you. Voltage’s first World Championship match of the season has the potential to be something great, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the two of you have to offer.

(The crowd cheers, and both Minerva and Ronan Malosi look ready for Midsummer Massacre.)

James Peters: Things almost broke out into a brawl there, but Captain Charisma kept things under control.

Rich Russillo: Luckily they were able to keep their composure long enough for this contract signing to go smoothly, but I for one can’t wait to see what happens at Midsummer Massacre!

Persephone: Me neither, I’m sure it’ll just be the greatest match I’ve ever seen! 😄

James Peters: Midsummer Massacre is shaping up to be very exciting, and as we close out Voltage I’d just like to say that we’ll see you all next week, where this match finally takes place! As always I am James Peters and with me is Rich Russillo and Persephone Tsitsipas. Goodnight everyone!

(Minerva once again raises her EAW Championship as the two Elitists continue to staredown, with all of the fans cheering in excitement for the upcoming title match. From there, Voltage fades to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

 

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #326

Midsummer Massacre (2022)