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Voltage 8/7/22

(EAW intro plays)

(The camera opens up and a recap is shown highlighting Voltage’s events at Midsummer Massacre. It starts with The Prescription defeating the Off-Brand Amphetamines in the first match of the night, with Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Muller becoming your new Unified Tag Team Champions. Drake King is able to defeat Samael after a very intense and psychological based match. Backstage, Andrea joins a conversation with Harper Lee, Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley with the conversation mainly being Harper complaining about Andrea’s actions and wondering why her match was canceled. Andrea wonders the same thing but Hawk assures them that their match will happen on the August 13th episode of Showdown in Rome, Italy. Ffinally, the recap ends with Minerva defeating Ronan Malosi in the penultimate match of the show, being able to successfully defend the EAW Championship.)

(The recap ends and Sunday Night Voltage fades away to show a shot of the WIZink Center in Madrid, Spain. 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. A very excited Spanish crowd can be heard cheering loudly as the camera then goes over to show the broadcasting team of Rich Russillo, James Peters, and Persephone.)

Rich Russillo: Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present you tonight…SUPER VOLTAGE I!!!

James Peters: This is a very special episode of Voltage, stacked from top to bottom with matches that are set to deliver. We have a Voltage versus Showdown Showcase with Kenn Kenn going up against Lexi, alongside Usagi Senshi fighting Sierra Everett and four women in Halsey Neel, Ayu Megumi, Kylie Grace and Haruka Kashimashi facing off for a chance at fighting for the Specialists Championship!

Rich Russillo: We can’t forget Theron Nikolas going up against Hikari Kanno, and after various weeks of plans changing, we will finally see TLA go up against Daryl Kinkade. And of course, in our main event, ARIA will face off against Charlie Marr for the Hardcore Championship in what is sure to be a hard hitting match.

Persephone: This is such an exciting card that we have tonight! The show is bound to be super long which means we are all just going to have a ton of fun and see some great wrasslin’ tonight! Personally, I am stoked for the main event! At least in the last match I will see something extreme- I MEAN, our main event is sure to be very dangerous so we inform everyone watching to please do not try anything that you see here at home…Yeah, let’s just get on with the show! 🙂

(As the lights go out, the strings to the theme start to play, a lone spotlight shines on the entranceway as Dr. Bethany Blue appears with the Unified Tag Team title around her waist, turning her back as fireworks start to play and the chorus to “Enemy” by Sevendust blasts throughout the arena, just then Sheridan Müller walks out with the other half of the Championship over her shoulder and past Bethany as the Doctor looks on with a smirk on her face. Sheridan storms to the ring with all business in mind while Bethany is seen interacting with the fans, really acting arrogantly, and giving them unsolicited medical advice)

Bella Braxton: Please welcome the NEW EAW Unified Tag Team Champion! Dr. Bethany Blue and “The Starkiller” Sheridan Müller, THE PRESCRIPTION!!!!

(Sheridan and Bethany both get in the ring to a huge reaction from the fans, the Good Doctor unstraps her belt and holds it up as does Sheridan.)

James Peters: Here is The Prescription and both women said that they were going to walk out of Midsummer Massacre as the Unified Tag Team Champions and here they are bringing the gold home to Voltage!

James Russillo: Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller are NOT working by the hour. They came out on the first Voltage of the season with a plan and stuck to it! Now we are seeing the fruits of their labor and right now, with all the teams out there, who is going to dethrone these two strong and powerful women!

Persephone: Look at them, woman power and I love Bethany’s whole package here, she dresses like a million bucks.

(Bethany and Sheridan are booth handed mics. Sheridan leans against the ropes as Bethany looks around and begins to speak….)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Tu nuevo campeonos estan aqui!

(The crowd actually cheers at Bethany’s Spanish when she speaks what she can, considering her practice is in South Florida.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: That video package to start Voltage says it all, but it doesn’t give you the details on how. I know…. I know… you people doubted us. There were those that didn’t take our challenge very seriously. Why would they? Just because two women like ourselves have excelled in the singles ranks, it does’t always translate into the Tag Team division, but when I was drafted onto Voltage, I had unfinished business here and my last match was a fuc…. A fudging Mud Match which I will never live down, but you know what does? Not only time, not only everything I have accomplished since, whether it was the ups and the downs, I don’t care but the truth is? Winning Gold makes a statement and not a single one of you thought that a team consisting of Sheridan and I would ever come to fruition and exist! Sheridan is going to give the Off-Brand Amphetamines credit, she is a professional like that, but me? They fought hard, they smelled like month old milk and rotten eggs, but they gave us a run for our money but was that good enough? NO! I have been saying this since last year and I will continue saying it now, I am the EMPRESS OF ELITE! I am the woman who has stood far above the Division but that was simply not enough. I’m not going to lie, as a Doctor I needed more, heck the nail polish I am wearing right now and my fingers and toes cost more than what most people make in a week, because I am a very high maintenance Elitist that wants it ALL. So why not go after the Tag Titles and save it? Now we stand here as the Unified Tag Team Champions, the two of us who almost murdered one another and went toe to toe at Reckless Wiring last season and you can all breathe easily now, the division is in good hands! Sheri?

( Bethany turns to Sheridan and winks at her partner. The recognition that Sheridan is about to speak earns a modicum of cheers from the European crowd. Müller’s expression is serious, The Prescription are all about business and extending their own legacies. However, they are as graceful as a pair of swans in doing so, calculated and precise. )

Sheridan Müller: This business evolves at an ever-changing rate. The best adapt as quick as a springbok with the intelligence of an elephant to boot. I’ve seen stagnation cull many of my colleagues during my time in this sport. The Prescription simply doesn’t subscribe to the notion of resting on our laurels. Beating Solomon Stane and Kirk Redwood means nothing if we’re incapable of defending these Tag Team Championships. Instead of reminiscing on what’s occurred in the past, we have to put our feet forward and delve into the unknown with a stoic fearlessness to our action. I look at the competitors primed to compete for you tonight, the men and women on other brands, all of whom are eligible to gun for these championships.

Sheridan Müller: We will be better than them all, for nothing less shall suffice.

Sheridan Müller: I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to perform for you all once again. But the woman on this microphone is not the same woman who fights once the bell rings. I am not reluctant to voice the fact that success follows me wherever I go, be that the accolades I stacked up in my first run in this company, or the Tag Team Championship currently residing on my shoulder. While our achievement is one to be celebrated, we’re experienced enough to recognise the red-and-white paint has been popped open and a target has been painted on our name. Most champions in this sport are reactionary. They sit on the summit of their mountain and wait for their challengers to come to them.

Sheridan Müller: Operating under this guise is a fair approach, but to me it is not optimal. For I am not a target, but the arrow. The Prescription are not women to be hunted, but the hunters that keep their division on a constant edge.

Sheridan Müller: Rationally speaking, it’d be wise to plan for our first defense. But this division is one usually in-flux. Teams pop in-and-out on a whim, partnerships form and combust with the snap of a finger. Let’s not mince words, ladies and gentlemen. Bethany and I are not here to play games and treat these championships as trinkets, as less-than satisfactory. We meant what we said when we told the Off Brand Amphetamines we’re coming to restore this division to its former glory and shatter the depressive state it’s wallowed in for some time. Captain Charisma knows that she and I are fighters at heart. We’d be here every Sunday if it were plausible, defending what’s ours against a sea of motivated, competent challengers.

Sheridan Müller: For now, wishing that you all enjoy tonight’s festivities shall have to do. But myself and Bethany shall watch on with keen eyes. When the time comes for these belts to be up for grabs once more? We’ll be ready, we’ll have evolved and we will be armed to hunt down our prey and bring them to a merciful slaughter.

(The crowd again gives off a huge reaction while Bethany looks around and smirks, this time she takes the mic….)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Did you listen to what she said? We are a proven commodity. Whether it is singles or tag team, does it matter? We are privy to success, epitomizing what true perfection is! How much more do we have to accomplish to earn a little respect around here? See, as a Doctor, it is a thankless job. There isn’t a soul alive that could walk in our shoes. We are a compatibility element matched by no one. This is true to The Prescription, it is true to Dr. Bethany Blue and Sheridan Müller. There isn’t a single person that we will back down from. No tag teams, we don;t care what the division does. It could be BULLETSTORM, it can be The Ice Aces, even the Off-Brand Amphetamines again, doesn’t matter one bit, maybe it’s a tag team that doesn’t even exist yet, whatever the case we take on ALL comers. So, let that be a warning to Voltage…. Dynasty and Showdown…there is a reason we are the Unified Tag Team Champions…. It’s simple… when Medicine meets Science, it’s all about Precision and Efficiency for….

(Suddenly Bethany is cut off by “”Mr. Brightside” by The Killers as Bethany’s head tilts, the expression on her face says it all while Sheridan looks on. The crowd erupts when Bethany’s ex-fiance and former tag team partner, Lexi walks out.)

James Peters: Hold on a second! Lexi is here tonight from Showdown and now she is coming out with her ex-fiance and former Maidens of Malpractice partner with the Good Doctor and look at the face of Bethany, she is not too impressed!

Rich Russillo: Bethany finally won the Unified Tag Team Championships but she did it with Sheridan Müller and not Lexi!

Persephone: How sweet! Her former lover has come down to congratulate her!

(Lexi continues to make her way to the ring as Bethany is whispering something to Sheridan. She slides in with a mic and hugs Bethany who looks on shocked…)

Dr. Bethany Blue: :comeagain:

(Bethany finally pushes her off, Sheridan is already on the defensive and doesn’t look too pleased that Lexi is all over her tag team partner.)

Lexi: OMG! I am so happy for you Bethany! I really am and wanted to come out here and congratulate you personally for a tremendous win with Sheridan here! I knew you would become the Unified Tag Team Champions, I wish it was with me, but I get it! Just to see you flourish, and you too Sheridan, really makes me happy!

Dr. Bethany Blue: Why are you really out here, Lexi? You have given Adam enough of a headache over on Showdown. What do you want?

Lexi: Don’t be mean like that, I mean no harm and really, I just want to talk business.

Dr. Bethany Blue: Business?

Lexi: Yeah… like how about you give me the first shot at the Unified Tag Team Championship!?

(The crowd exploded while Bethany was not amused, arching her eyebrow ready to lash back….)

Dr. Bethany Blue: You don’t even have a partner.

Lexi: I can totally get Ada….

Dr. Bethany Blue: STOP!

Lexi: Okay… okay… I will find a partner by next week, deal? It won’t be Adam… promise.

(Standing there shaking her head, Bethany is borderline disgusted. With vitriol written all over her face, she speaks coldly….)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Absolutely n…..

(But Sheridan stops her, turning the Good Doctor around and whispering in her ear. As the conversation continues Bethany starts to nod, turning to Lexi and smiling.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: We have a scheduled title defense at Showdown: Dead Men Tell No Tales,. So why not? Absolutely…. Yes.

(The crowd cheers again as Lexi hops up and down and hugs Bethany, planting a huge kiss on her lips when Sheridan rips her right off and throws her halfway across the ring.)

James Peters: SHERIDAN WAS HAVING NO PART OF THAT AND SHE THREW LEXI HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING LIKE A RAG DOLL!

Rich Russillo: STATEMENT MADE AND WHO WILL LEXI’S PARTNER BE!? WE WILL FIND OUT BUT THE NEW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MADE IT CLEAR TO LEXI AND SHERIDAN DID NOT LIKE HER TOUCHING BETHANY!

Persephone: They are such great friends, all of them, It is going to end up like an episode of Degrassi! You watch! The Maidens of Malpractice was my all-time favorite tag team! This is going to be so much fun!

Rich Russillo: You hated them.

Persephone: New era, besides can they, like, all wrestle right now? I would love a long, dragged out match!

(Lexi looks stunned as Bethany shrugs her shoulders waving at her as “Enemy” begins to play throughout the arena, Bethany and Sheridan both walk out holding up the tag titles, but Bethany seems not too pleased. Lexi slowly stands as all three women glaring at one another as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(Commercial for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in theaters November 11th.)

(Super Voltage fades back into the sound of ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers blasting through the speakers of the arena. Lexi is seen having recovered after what happened before the commercial break, with Sheridan Müller having ragdolled her after kissing Dr. Bethany Blue. She is quite a bit shaken by that, but obviously is ready for the match at hand here tonight. Meanwhile, Bella Braxton is standing by ready to announce the match itself.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: Already in the ring… from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in at 117 pounds… ‘THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN’… LEXI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(‘Sweetest Pie’ by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa is then heard blasting through the speakers of the arena to the sound of cheers followed by the crowd in attendance here tonight. The camera goes over to the stage to show Kenn Kenn energetically making his way out from the backstage area and towards the stage. He has a smile on his face and a determined look as he turns and focuses on the ring, raising his arms in the air before then making his way down the ramp.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent… from Atlanta, Georgia… weighing in at 120 pounds… KENN KENN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Kenn Kenn has gotten a number of victories since making his return to Elite Answers Wrestling, and has put the Voltage roster on notice with his talent and skills on display. You can’t deny that he’s walking into this one with the intention of adding another victory to the column.

James Peters: But he’s also got his work cut out for him against a plucky Lexi who definitely refuses to be stepped over by him. This is going to be one interesting match and a clash of brands to kick off Super Voltage, but it’ll be fun let me say that.

Persephone: Yes! Fun! FUN! FUN! I’M SO EXCITED! YAY!

James Peters: :whoa:

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: And here we go folks, this Voltage versus Showdown matchup is officially underway as our opener for Super Voltage tonight! Both Kenn Kenn and Lexi begin to make their way out of their corners with the intention of starting this one with a collar-and-elbow tie-up. They lock up- BUT BEFORE THEY CAN IT’S LEXI THAT CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO KENN KENN’S ABDOMEN! That takes him off guard momentarily while Lexi grabs him by the arm and sends him into the corner with an Irish whip. Lexi then runs forward… ONLY FOR KENN KENN TO CONNECT WITH A HIGH KICK TO THE SIDE OF LEXI’S FACE!

James Peters: Lexi is stunned and that gives Kenn Kenn enough time to grab her by the head and pull her towards the corner, BEFORE PUSHING HIMSELF OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLES AND SPIKING LEXI’S HEAD ONTO THE CANVAS! Kenn Kenn then turns around and runs to the ropes while Lexi is down flat on her back… SHOWING OFF SOME AMAZING FLEXIBILITY WITH A SPLIT LEG DROP TO HER THROAT! Kenn Kenn then gets back up to his feet before pressing himself against the ropes, SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THEM INTO A SPLASH ONTO LEXI-

Rich Russillo: BUT LEXI SEES IT COMING AND MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY! Kenn Kenn takes a hard landing but instantly gets back up to a knee, BUT LEXI IS ALREADY UP TO HER FEET TAKING A STEP FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO HIS FACE WHICH TAKES HIM FULLY BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Lexi instantly gets back up to her feet and wastes no time grabbing Kenn Kenn by the head and bringing him up as well, reeling her arm back and connecting with a brutal forearm to the face! Kenn Kenn is stunned momentarily, but shakes it off and throws one back quickly! Lexi attempts another one in retaliation- BUT KENN KENN CONNECTS WITH A SPIN KICK TO THE ABDOMEN NOW! He then turns around and runs to the ropes… ONLY FOR LEXI TO CATCH HIM BY THE ARM AND MANAGE TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH AN ARM DRAG!

James Peters: Lexi has a hold of the arm and gets herself up to a knee, BUT KENN KENN KICKS HER IN THE FACE FORCING HER TO LET GO AND RETREAT BACKWARD! Kenn Kenn then gets back up to his feet before positioning himself, GOING FOR A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD- But Lexi manages to duck under it just in time! Kenn Kenn nearly loses his balance but manages to stabilize himself, WHILE LEXI ATTEMPTS TO GO FOR AN ENZUIGIRI TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD- That Kenn Kenn manages to duck under as well! Lexi falls flat onto her stomach but scrambles up to a seated position, ONLY FOR KENN KENN TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND ONTO HER SHOULDERS TO DROP HER DOWN WITH A HURRICANRANA!

Persephone: Kenn Kenn is taunting Lexi now, seems like he doesn’t view her as much of a threat… which… is a very inaccurate statement! I think Lexi is a great wrestler and is far from being a loser! She’s getting back up though, AND IS TAKEN BACK DOWN WITH ANOTHER TOTALLY NOT REPETITIVE HURRICANRANA BY KENN KENN!

Rich Russillo: Lexi is once again dropped to the ground and before Kenn Kenn can do anything else she retreats out of the ring and to the ringside flooring. Kenn Kenn tries to snatch her, ONLY FOR LEXI TO GRAB HIM BY THE LEGS AND YANK HIM OUT OF THE RING! Kenn Kenn is taken aback by the sudden attack while Lexi grabs him by the head, SLAMMING HIM AGAINST THE BARRICADE SPINEFIRST! You know that didn’t have to feel good and Lexi knows that as she grabs him and rolls him back into the ring, jumping up onto the apron and running up to the top turnbuckle. Kenn Kenn clutches his spine clearly not feeling good right now… WHILE LEXI LEAPS OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A FROG SPLASH! LEXI HOOKING THE LEG AND GOING FOR A PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWWOOOOO-

Persephone: But gratefully it’s Kenn Kenn that kicks out early! Meaning we’re in for one exciting match tonight! One of… many.

Rich Russillo: Lexi is right back up to her feet and turning around, I think looking to go high risk again beginning to make her way up to the top turnbuckle. She sets herself up, BUT KENN KENN MANAGES TO PUSH HIMSELF UP BEFORE COLLIDING WITH LEXI IN THE CORNER! This causes her to lose her balance and drop down to a seated position before Kenn Kenn begins to absolutely unload on her with repeated punches to her face while she’s teetering on the top rope! She knows this isn’t a good position to be in and if she wants to preserve her chances in this matchup then she needs to get out of this situation quickly.

James Peters: But that’s easier said than done because Kenn Kenn is not just going to back down and let her do whatever she needs to do, he’s going to keep on the attack and make sure that it’s to the fullest extent as well. Kenn Kenn now looks to up the ante as he joins Lexi on the top rope, and she quickly realizes this and begins to throw repeated punches towards his face in an attempt to weather the storm! But Kenn Kenn manages to break through and connect with a well-placed shot to the face to leave Lexi temporarily stunned, but stunned for just long enough for him to be able to take advantage! Kenn Kenn begins to set her up… HE’S GOING FOR A TOP-ROPE FRANKENSTEINER THIS TIME!

Rich Russillo: BUT LEXI JUST IN TIME SHOVES KENN KENN OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AND SENDS HIM CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT! Kenn Kenn rolls backward and slides onto a knee, BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND LOOKING TO ATTACK LEXI- BUT BEFORE HE CAN IT’S LEXI THAT BOOTS HIM IN THE FACE! That sends him back once again and gives her the opportunity to jump off of the top rope and back down to the canvas, BEFORE STEPPING FORWARD AND ATTEMPTING ‘LIGHTS OUT’! SUPERKICK TO KENN KENN!

James Peters: BUT KENN KENN MANAGES TO GRAB THE LEG IN TIME! Lexi is left hopping on one leg now, WHILE KENN KENN SPINS HER AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH A HIGH KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD WHICH DROPS HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Kenn Kenn now has something in mind as he turns around and begins to make his way up to the top turnbuckle. He’s thinking of high risk and positions himself… HE’S GOING FOR THE ‘A4D’!

Persephone: Oh boy! An abbreviation! I just love abbreviations! I wonder what that one means. :mjpls:

Rich Russillo: LEAPING MOONSAULT OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLE CONNECTS ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING LEXI BENEATH KENN KENN! ‘THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN’ IS LEVELED WHILE KENN KENN HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT! WILL THIS BE IT RIGHT HERE???

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRR-

James Peters: BUT LEXI GETS THE SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME! That’s not going to be enough to keep the Showdown Elitist down and Kenn Kenn knows that as he begins to get back up to his feet. Lexi is slowly beginning to rise up to her feet, and even with the confidence you can tell that Kenn Kenn is in a flurry contemplating what to do next. He turns around and runs to the ropes… EXECUTING A HANDSPRING INTO A FOREARM SHOT TO THE FACE OF LEXI- BUT LEXI MANAGES TO NARROWLY DUCK UNDER THAT! Kenn Kenn stumbles forward nearly losing his balance, WHILE LEXI GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET AND RUNS FORWARD BEFORE GRABBING HIM AND DROPPING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!

Rich Russillo: Lexi is on the comeback immediately after finding a way out of the situation she’s in and that’s not something that Kenn Kenn exactly wants right now as he staggers back up to his feet. He turns around, ONLY TO BE HIT WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH BY LEXI TO DROP HIM BACK DOWN! Kenn Kenn is persistent though as he once again begins to get back up, ONLY FOR LEXI TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND ATTEMPT A HURRICANRANA OF HER OWN- BUT KENN KENN LANDS ON HIS FEET! Lexi falls right onto her tailbone, WHILE KENN KENN TURNS AROUND AND RUNS TOWARDS HER WHILE SHE’S IN A SEATED POSITION ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT!

James Peters: BUT LEXI ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Lexi manages to get back up to her feet, before booting Kenn Kenn right at the back of his kneecap forcing him downward into a kneeling position. Lexi then runs to the ropes and back… BEFORE GOING FOR A SHINING WIZARD TO THE HEAD OF KENN KENN- WHICH KENN KENN MANAGES TO AVOID AS WELL! Lexi takes a hard tumble to the ground but instantly gets back up to her feet, ONLY FOR KENN KENN TO KICK HER IN THE ABDOMEN AND DROP HER ONTO HER HEAD WITH A DDT!

Rich Russillo: Lexi is down on the mat while Kenn Kenn waits for her to get back up to her feet. Lexi stumbles back up and turns around to face him, until Kenn Kenn kicks her in the abdomen once again before turning around and running toward the ropes… GOING FOR ‘WHAT’S ON THE MENU?’! SCISSOR KICK TO THE BACK OF LEXI’S HEAD!

James Peters: BUT LEXI MANAGES TO AVOID THAT! Kenn Kenn takes a hard landing but quickly gets back up to his feet, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A ‘LIGHTS OUT’ SUPERKICK TO THE JAW! LEXI CONNECTS WITH THE MOVE AND DROPS DOWN WASTING ZERO TIME HOOKING THE LEG ON KENN KENN! PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRREE-

Persephone: Woo! Another kick out! Oh boy am I loving this!!!

Rich Russillo: Kenn Kenn does indeed kick out and Lexi does not look all that happy after that. She’s going to have to find a way to finish this and fast before Kenn Kenn manages to get the upper hand on her and beat her to the punch. Lexi is waiting for Kenn Kenn to get back up now, shaking off the fatigue and making sure that there is no error in what she does next because whatever happens now could be very crucial to how this match turns out. Kenn Kenn is grabbing onto the ropes and using them to get back up to his feet now, you can see that he’s just as tired as she is right now and is prone to whatever Lexi has in mind for him. Lexi grabs a hold of him and sets him up…

James Peters: LEXI IS GOING FOR ‘FOH’! THE STANDING SHIRANUI!

Persephone: I wonder what that abbreviation is too. :mjpls:!!!

James Peters: BUT KENN KENN SHOVES HER AWAY BEFORE SHE CAN FULLY EXECUTE IT! Lexi stumbles forward but turns around, WHILE KENN KENN RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO TAKE HER DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Lexi is taken down but quickly gets back up, ONLY FOR KENN KENN TO LEAP INTO THE AIR AND CONNECT WITH A DROPKICK TO HER CHEST THIS TIME! Lexi is sent backward and she knows that this isn’t a good situation for her, already using the ropes to bring herself back up to her feet and hopefully get herself out of the hole that she’s in. Lexi is back up, BUT NOT BEFORE KENN KENN RUNS FORWARD AND LOOKS TO SEND HER OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A CLOTHESLINE-

Rich Russillo: BUT LEXI MANAGES TO DIP HER HEAD UNDER BEFORE LIFTING KENN KENN OVER THE TOP ROPE AND SENDING HIM OUT OF THE RING! Kenn Kenn takes a hard tumble while Lexi turns around and runs toward the ropes… CONNECTING WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE WHICH SENDS KENN KENN BACKWARD TOWARD THE BARRICADE! Kenn Kenn finds himself backed against the barricade while Lexi rolls out of the ring and grabs a hold of him, but he sends a back elbow of retaliation towards her face! Lexi attempts to swing a punch, BUT KENN KENN DUCKS UNDER BEFORE GRABBING LEXI AND LIFTING HER OFF OF THE GROUND AND DROPPING HER ONTO THE BARRICADE WITH SNAKE EYES!

James Peters: Kenn Kenn then turns around and slides into the ring before running the ropes and back, meanwhile Lexi tries to maintain her balance and recuperate… ONLY FOR KENN KENN TO EXECUTE AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL MOONSAULT PLANCHA TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING TO TAKE DOWN LEXI! BOTH ELITISTS ARE DOWN AND NOW THE REFEREE LOOKS TO START THE COUNT ON THE OUTSIDE!

OONNEE!!

Rich Russillo: You can tell that the pressure is beginning to mount now as Kenn Kenn begins to get back up to his feet. He immediately grabs the head of Lexi alongside him and brings her back up, reeling his arm back and connecting with a forearm smash! Lexi is hurt but shakes it off, before throwing one of her own! Kenn Kenn then grabs the arm of Lexi, BEFORE LOOKING TO SEND HER INTO THE BARRICADE- BUT LEXI DROPS HER WEIGHT AND POSITIONS HERSELF BEFORE SENDING KENN KENN INTO THE RINGPOST WITH AN IRISH WHIP!

TTWWOO!!

TTHHRRRREEEE!!

James Peters: Kenn Kenn collapses down to the mat while Lexi makes her way over and grabs him by the head, now beginning to hammer away with punches towards the skull in hopes of continuing to weaken him! Kenn Kenn tries to block the punches as much as he can, BEFORE ULTIMATELY WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND HER WAIST AND TURNING HER AROUND BEFORE RAMMING HER INTO THE BARRICADE!

FFOOUURR!!

FFIIVVEE!!

Persephone: Oh no! I hope they get back into the ring in time! It would be a shame if they were counted out and this match was ended prematurely!

Rich Russillo: Time is indeed beginning to wind down for the two of them and I don’t think the two of them have any intention of getting back into the ring right now! Lexi is in a world of hurt while Kenn Kenn turns around, BEFORE RUNNING HER INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON THIS TIME! Lexi continues to be put through the wringer, BUT HAS ENOUGH AS SHE HITS HIM IN THE BACK WITH AN AXE HANDLE! Kenn Kenn stumbles back while Lexi recovers, BEFORE GRABBING HIM BY THE HEAD AND SLAMMING HIM DOWN ONTO THE RINGMAT WITH BRUTALITY!

SSIIXX!!

SSEEVVEENN!!

James Peters: Lexi dips down to a knee and clutches her spine, clearly hurt right now. She then makes her way over and grabs Kenn Kenn before bringing him back up presumably looking to push him back into the ring. But Kenn Kenn begins to fight back with repeated punches towards the head!

EEIIGGHHTT!!

NNIINNEEE!!

Rich Russillo: BUT LEXI HAS HAD ENOUGH AS SHE GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND THROWS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! SHE QUICKLY TURNS AROUND AND MAKES A BEELINE FOR THE RING! SLIDING IN!

TTEENN!!

James Peters: BUT SHE’S TOO LATE! THE REFEREE CALLS FOR THE BELL!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, due to the result of a DOUBLE COUNTOUT. The referee has called this match a NO CONTEST.

Persephone: Aw man. :mjcry: This is a shame. I wanted to see more of this very exciting match that I totally wasn’t commentating half asleep.

(Lexi has slid into the ring and is arguing with the referee regarding his decision. But he just holds his hands up in innocence and holds his ground on the decision that he’s made. Lexi clutches her fists in anger before giving a cry of frustration taking a step back.)

Rich Russillo: It’s a shame because if Lexi was a millisecond earlier we would’ve seen her win by count out, but unfortunately circumstances prevented that. We can’t deny how good of a match this was. Both of these Elitists laid a lot on the line to make sure they got the victory, and personally I find it quite fitting that this ended in a standstill. :wow:

James Peters: Lexi put in a hell of an effort, and the persistence of Kenn Kenn was something to behold even as time was winding down in this match. But it’s true, in the end this one ended in a standstill and I think there’s no denying these two have to be very unhappy people right now. But nonetheless, we continue onward.

(Lexi has already dropped down and rolled out of the ring, making her way up the ramp with a displeased look on her face. Meanwhile, Kenn Kenn is seen leaning against the barricade and nursing his shoulder. He isn’t all that happy either, but in the end there’s not much he could’ve done as he also begins to take his leave in the process. It’s the last shot seen before Super Voltage begins to fade elsewhere from there.)

(Commercial for Rise of the Resistance, the next supershow for Voltage.)

(Voltage returns to ringside, and as the camera fades over to the stage, ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney hits. The crowd explodes with cheers for their Voltage commissioner, and before long Captain Charisma begins to walk out to the stage. Standing on the stage, Captain Charisma looks around at all of the cheering fans in the WIZink Center with a smile on his face, and the commissioner could be seen holding a microphone in his hand. Before long, Captain Charisma begins to make his way down the ramp and to the ring as the crowd continues to cheer loudly.)

James Peters: The Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma is out here, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he has to say tonight! Super Voltage was off to a very interesting start with the Unified Tag Team Championship picture, and I think things will only get better from here!

Rich Russillo: That’s right, and let’s not forget, Rise of the Resistance is coming up! This is sure to be a fantastic show too! There’s been so much to look forward to here on Voltage since Midsummer Massacre, and that was just last week!

Persephone: Yeah, I sure can’t wait for Rise of the Resistance! I’m sure it’ll be really great, just like Midsummer Massacre was! Maybe we’ll get another amazing match like Minerva versus Ronan Malosi. 🙂

James Peters: Well I have no doubt that Captain Charisma has some exciting news for us all tonight, especially judging by the smile that’s on his face!

(Captain Charisma walks up the ring apron and enters the ring, and he still has a smile on his face. The crowd doesn’t take too long to quiet down, just because they are eager to hear what the commissioner has to say. After a few seconds, Captain Charisma finally begins to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Ladies and gentlemen, I just have one question for you all. How are you all enjoying Super Voltage?

(The fans in the arena all begin to cheer, forcing Captain Charisma to once again wait before speaking, which he doesn’t seem to mind as he looks at the fans with a smile on his face.)

Captain Charisma: Honestly I just have to say that where we are right now, I don’t even need to ask how you’re all enjoying the show, because time and time again the Voltage roster has delivered and as the night progresses I have no doubt that this show is going to once again exceed everyone’s expectations! Only one match has passed and yet this show is already off to a great start, and with some of the matches coming up all I can say is that things will get better and better as the night progresses. At Midsummer Massacre we all saw some of Voltage’s best go at it, and at that show we saw Minerva retain her EAW Championship as well as The Prescription win the Unified Tag Team Championships, bringing more titles here to Voltage! The Voltage roster makes me proud every single season and already this season is shaping up to be no exception, which is exactly why I am very happy to be out here tonight. See I can keep telling you all how excited I am for this show and by the end of the night I’m sure I’ll have even more to say about how spectacular Super Voltage turned out to be, but instead of continuing to talk about the event that has already passed and tonight’s supershow, I want to turn everyone’s attention towards some other stuff we have coming up, including Voltage’s *next* Supershow, Rise of the Resistance!

(The crowd explodes into cheers as Captain Charisma waits. He has a grin on his face knowing that yet another major show for Voltage coming up within the next few weeks. It takes a few seconds, but eventually the crowd quiets back down.)

Captain Charisma: Above all else, I’ve always wanted the Voltage roster to be able to go out there and show the world what they’re capable of in the best matches possible. So many match of the year candidates and even winners have come from the Voltage brand, and while things will be very different this season, something that hasn’t changed is the fact that the Voltage roster has the potential to be the greatest in this entire company. Tonight they’re going to prove that as we have some amazing matches lined up such as the Hardcore Championship match, TLA versus Daryl Kinkade and the Specialists Championship number one contendership match! And speaking of that last match, I’m sure all four women involved will like to hear what I’m about to say. As we all know the Specialists Championship will be defended at Poor Unfortunate Souls as Serenity Valdez defends against Voltage’s own Diamond Dixon, but by the time that match comes around we’ll already know who’s next in line for an opportunity. I’m sure none of the four women involved with this match want to wait for too long to find out when they’ll be receiving their opportunity to compete for the Specialists Championship, which is why I have some great news for them. All four of these women have tons of potential, and very soon one of them will have the opportunity to capitalize on that by winning their first Championship in EAW. On September 4th, when Voltage comes to you live from Paris, France… whether it’s Serenity Valdez or Diamond Dixon, the Specialists Championship will be on the line against the winner of tonight’s fatal four way!

(Captain Charisma stops speaking for a second, already knowing what’s coming as the crowd explodes into cheers once more. There’s a lot to be excited about right now with these announcements and the Voltage commissioner knows this.)

Captain Charisma: I know. It’s a big match, exactly the kind of match you all deserve to see. There are so many options for this match and honestly all of them sound great, which is exactly why I’m glad to announce that the Specialists Championship will be defended on our show. I planned to do my best to make sure that this season is the biggest one yet for Voltage, and matches like this only makes the future of this brand so much more promising. I’m looking forward to seeing what the four women in tonight’s contendership match bring to the table just like I look forward to seeing how the Specialists Championship match delivers at Poor Unfortunate Souls! Of course, I would love to see Diamond Dixon bring the Specialists Championship back to the gold brand and defend against one of our own, but no matter what happens, I know the match is going to be incredible. That being said, I want to make an announcement about Rise of the Resistance.

I don’t wish to keep everyone waiting, so here it is. There’s going to be a big championship match happening at Rise of the Resistance! The EAW roster is full of some incredible wrestlers and the lineup of Champions we have right now is amazing, and that was proven back at Midsummer Massacre! There were three World Championships defended at Midsummer Massacre and none of them changed hands, which just goes to show that all three of these World Champions are currently at the top of their game and won’t be defeated easily, but I’m not here to talk about Andre Walker or Impact. I’m here to talk about the EAW World Champion who’ll be defending her title at Rise of the Resistance, Minerva!

(The cheering continues, and Captain Charisma continues to speak.)

Captain Charisma: All throughout her time on Voltage Minerva has been one of the very best at what she does. It was only a matter of time until she found her way to the EAW World Championship, and once she did win the title back at Pain for Pride, it was clear that it wouldn’t be easy to take that title from her. Ronan Malosi stepped up and he made an attempt, but in the end Minerva was able to retain the EAW Championship, keeping her title reign alive. She’s already established herself as an amazing Champion and with time she’ll only continue to do so. Rise of the Resistance will just be another opportunity like the one she got back at Midsummer Massacre. It’ll be another opportunity for her to show the world how talented she is, but it’ll also be a major opportunity for her opponent. This is an opportunity that can make stars, add more to the legacy of already established Elitists, and help Champions further solidify themselves as the best to ever do this. Whether it’s a former World Champion or someone who’s never even had an opportunity this big before, in a few weeks someone will have the chance to knock Minerva off of her spot at the top of the Voltage roster, and with something as major on the line as the EAW Championship, there’s no doubt that Rise of the Resistance is going to see an amazing World Championship match! Once again I hope you all enjoy the rest of tonight’s show, and I’m looking forward to giving you all an amazing show once again come Rise of the Resistance!

(Finally Captain Charisma stops speaking, and ‘Self Help Tape’ begins playing once more, though it’s for the most part overshadowed by all of the cheers coming from the crowd, obviously very excited for the next Voltage event following those two major announcements. Captain Charisma begins to make his way out of the ring from there.)

James Peters: Wow, what huge announcements from the Voltage commissioner, I don’t even know where to start! There are so many great things happening in the Specialists division right now and I love the fact we are getting the title defended here on Voltage come September 4th. All four women in tonight’s contendership match now have even more to look forward to as they have their match date now revealed! This is going to be huge!

Rich Russillo: You’re completely right. I have no clue who’ll win between Diamond Dixon and Serenity Valdez, but regardless of the outcome they’ll have a huge challenge on their hands, as all of the women in tonight’s contendership match have a lot to prove!

James Peters: And let’s not forget that there’ll be an EAW World Championship match at Rise of the Resistance. I don’t know who’ll be facing Minerva for that title, but I can only imagine it’ll be an amazing match no matter who her opponent turns out to be!

Rich Russillo: I understand the smile Captain Charisma had on his face when he walked out now. Those were some huge announcements that blew the roof off this place, and Super Voltage isn’t even over yet. In fact, we’ve only just gotten started! From the looks of things, Voltage has one amazing season coming up!

(Captain Charisma makes his way out of the ring, walking up the ramp as the cheers from the fans can still be heard. From there, Voltage begins to fade away from ringside and into a commercial break.)

(Commercial for Jake Smith trying out for Hell’s Kitchen. He ends up getting eliminated first with Ramsay saying he has no future in cooking.)

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

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Bella Braxton: And is is to determine the Number One Contender for the EAW Specialists Championship!!!!

(‘Seek and Destroy’ by Metallica hits, and Halsey Neel comes out to heavy boos from the crowd. Halsey doesn’t pay attention to any of them, instead focused on one thing and one thing only: winning contendership for the Specialists Championship.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first from Birmingham, England weighing in at 63 kg she is “The Ripper” HALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSEY NEEEEEEEELLLL!!!

James Peters: Halsey Neel seems to be annoyed with the “cycle of monotony” as she calls it here on Voltage.

Rich Russillo: She has accused her opponents of being egotistical and narrow-minded. We will see if she can back that tough talk up here tonight.

Persephone: Indeed she seems almost disappointed by the competition but I believe that her opponents are more than capable! 😃

(‘LIKE IT! LOVE IT!’ by Setsuna Yuki follows, and Ayu Megumi makes her way to the ring to huge cheers from the crowd who are all hyped to see her in action. Ayu looks focused as she gets closer to the ring and sees one of her three opponents.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent from Okinawa, Japan weighing in at 115 pounds she is “The White Kitsune” AYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU MEGUMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

Rich Russillo: Ayu Megumi seems determined to make this match a win. We will see if that happens. She claims she is becoming a better wrestler all thanks to Usagi and we will see if that is the case or if it is another heartbreaking failure for her.

James Peters: There’s a lot on the line here for Ayu, but then again that’s how it is for everyone in this match. It’s a huge opportunity.

(‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight hits, and the crowd continues cheering as Kylie Grace comes out on her miniboard. She skates down the ramp and towards the ring with a smile on her face, clearly excited for this upcoming match.)

Bella Braxton: And their opponent from San Diego, California weighing in at 125 pounds she is KYLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIEEEEEEEEEEE GRACEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

James Peters: Kylie Grace has been making waves here in EAW. Some people might think a win tonight is too early. But you just have to believe!

Persephone: Agreed. It would be a very inspirational win!

Rich Russillo: Kylie may be the underdog here but you never know what can happen on Voltage!!!

(“CALLING” by Siam☆Dream hits, and as the other three competitors watch on, Haruka Kashimashi makes her way out to the stage. She has a determined look on her face, making her way down to the ring for her biggest opportunity yet as the crowd cheers.)

Bella Braxton: And introducing last but not least from Sapporo, Hokkaido weighing in at 128 pounds she is “THe Prodigious Valkyrie” HARUUUUUUUUUUKKAAA KASHIMASHIIII!!!

Persephone: The good thing about this match being so competitive is how long the match will likely be. I mean I just can’t wait. 😃

James Peters: Anything could happen tonight, and I think all four women stand a fantastic chance of winning!

Rich Russillo: They do, which is making this match all the more exciting!

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: We are underway and this ring is packed with these excellent female competitors. This should be quite the competitive endeavor here tonight and I for one am looking forward to it! Each competitor is in their respective corner ready to go as the match is about to begin any minute now! The opportunity to compete for one of the most prestigious prizes that EAW has to offer is on the table here and you just know that they all have to go all out for it! All for competitors slowly easing their way into the ring as we await the first move… Suddenly Kylie Grace charges in at Haruka Kashimashi and begins throwing right hands! Simultaneously, Ayu Megumi charges at Halsey Neel and begins to do the same! The melee has begun as Kylie grabs the head of Haruka and tosses her up over the top rope! At the same time Ayu has knocked Halsey to the ground and Halsey rolls to the outside to safety! Ayu and Kylie have cleaned house!

Persephone: Ayu Megumi and Kylie Grace now stand alone in the ring as Ayu turns around slowly to come face to face with Kylie. This should be an interesting clash between these two competitors and one that I hope lasts for many hours of time! Ayu and Kylie lock up in the middle of the ring! No! Kylie ducks under the lockup and goes around behind Ayu! Ayu whips around… Kylie lifts up Ayu into a sudden Suplex position! But Ayu thrashing and writhing manages to break free before it can connect! Ayu breaks free and charges in with a Clothesline but Kylie ducks under that! Ayu with the momentum and runs off the ropes… but Halsey Neel jumps up on the apron with a clubbing blow to the back of the neck knocking her down in the ring!

Rich Russillo: And here comes Haruka Kashimashi into the ring with a Running Clothesline from behind taking down Kylie Grace. Haruka with vicious stomps on the downed Kylie who is taking a beating. Meanwhile, Halsey Neel is dragging Ayu Megumi out of the ring to the floor in order to assault her further! Leaping elbow drop from Haruka onto Kylie as she slides into the first cover of this match!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN-

James Peters: Quick kickout from Kylie Grace as Haruka Kashimashi stays on her while Halsey Neel bashes the brains in of Ayu Megumi on our commentary table at ringside! It would seem that all hell has broken loose here tonight! Haruka pulls Kylie up and drags her into the corner bashing her head into the turnbuckle padding. Haruka has Kylie trapped now and is now thrusting repeatedly into her midsection over and over just goring her to death like a wild animal. Hard clubbing blow to the back of Kylie as she manages to fall out of the corner and is beaten to the ground. Kylie gets back up, AND KYLIE HITS HARUKA WITH A RIGHT HAND!! KYLIE AND HARUKA NOW BEGINNING TO TRADE ATTACKS!

Rich Russillo: BUT HALSEY NEEL RUNS IN BEFORE HITTING HARUKA WITH A BICYCLE PUMP KICK!! KYLIE IS ABLE TO GO AFTER HER THOUGH, HITTING HALSEY WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! KYLIE NOW WITH A RIGHT HAND, AND A LEFT, AND KYLIE NOW LOOKS TO SEND HALSEY INTO THE CORNER- BUT HALSEY TURNS IT AROUND, SENDING KYLIE SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!!! HALSEY NOW STARTING TO KICK AND STOMP AWAY AT KYLIE!!

James Peters: Haruka immediately charges at Halsey Neel and takes her head off with a full speed running Lariat! Haruka grabs the hair of Halsey lifting her up and bashing her head repeatedly into the turnbuckle padding. Kylie Grace finally getting a break after the beating she has taken and lying down in pain on the apron as she recovers. But now it is Halsey’s turn to take a beating as Haruka delivers a series of hard precision kicks to the gut in the corner keeping her trapped. Wait on the outside… it looks like Ayu Megumi is finally moving! Ayu was eliminated from the picture early on in the match by Halsey on the outside but it looks like she is slowly recovering!

Persephone: Halsey Neel is sent to the opposite corner of the ring by Haruka Kashimashi who comes running in to crush her with a running Splash! No! Halsey got the boot up kicking Haruka in the face staggering her back! WAIT A MINUTE!! HALSEY SCOOPS HARUKA UP!!! BLOOD ON THE LEAVES!!! BLOOD ON THE LEAVES CONNECTS AND NOW THERE’S THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!—–

Rich Russillo: But Kylie Grace is back up first and comes flying in to break the cover! Kylie is battering away at Halsey Neel’s face sending her back against the ropes! Irish whip… no reversed by Halsey!!! Kylie comes rebounding off the ropes and charges in at Halsey! No! Halsey sidesteps and grabs Kylie and uses the momentum to send her up and over the top rope flying over to the outside! Kylie tries to grab the top rope but is unable to stop herself from going over and crashes to the outside. Halsey now turning her focus to Haruka Kashimashi! Wait look out! IT’S AYU MEGUMI BACK IN THE RING AND SHE SENDS HALSEY SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! Ayu turns towards Haruka and stomps her down before turning back to Halsey, and setting her up on the top rope!

James Peters: Ayu Megumi punches away at Halsey Neel before climbing up the top rope to meet her there! Superplex incoming!!! No! Halsey is holding the ropes and resisting being pulled off the top! And Haruka Kashimagi up now meeting Ayu on the top rope and striking her from behind! All three competitors on the corner now and this could be dangerous for any of them! Haruka repositions herself grabbing Ayu by the legs and transitioning into a Powerbomb position! But Ayu with fists to the face trying to fight out of it! And the punches work! But Halsey kicks Ayu off the top rope as well !!! Halsey off the top rope with a diving clothesline to both of her opponents at the same time! Halsey with the cover with one arm over each opponent!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: Haruka Kashimashi kicks out! But Ayu Megumi is still down!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Ayu Megumi kicks out too! No victory secured for Halsey Neel just yet! Halsey Neel pulls Ayu back up… but Ayu with a hard chop to the chest staggering her back! Haruka Kashimashi is in severe pain as she rolls out of the ring to get a quick breather leaving once again only two competitors in the ring. Ayu punching at Halsey’s face rocking her up against the ropes… Irish Whip! But Ayu follows Halsey to the ropes knocking her over the top with a Running Clothesline!!! Now there is only one competitor left in the ring and it is Ayu Megumi! That is kind of ironic considering Ayu spent much of the early goings of this match as the one who was outside of the ring! I guess fortunes can change just like my fortunes are great right now being able to watch this match continue to go on!

Rich Russillo: So true. What a great match tonight. You just gotta love it!

Persephone: 😃

James Peters: Wait! Look! It’s Kylie Grace climbing back into the ring! It looks like Ayu Megumi will not be alone for long! Ayu takes notice but Kylie is in so much pain she can barely pull herself up to the apron. Ayu stalks her over looking to take advantage hooking the arm. Ayu suplexes Kylie into the ring and now pummels away at her opponent in the ring! Kylie is at Ayu’s mercy now as Ayu has taken control of this matchup. Ayu comes off the ropes with a rolling knee drop across the forehead of Kylie who manages to pull herself up after the attack. Kylie eats a hard uppercut from Ayu… No! Kylie dodges it and ducks under grabbing the arm of Ayu and dragging her down with a swift arm drag! That buys Kylie a few seconds to recover as she transitions from the arm drag into an arm bar! Kylie now has the submission applied as she gets a breather but Ayu isn’t going to let herself be trapped for long!

Persephone: Ayu Megumi reaches the ropes and manages to slide under them forcing Kylie Grace to break the hold. Ayu then turns around back into the ring as Kylie catches her with a kick to the gut and a Belly to Belly Suplex across the ring. Kylie stomps down hard on the hands of Ayu before going for the cover!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-

Rich Russillo: Ayu Megumi with the kickout! Kylie Grace is rolling as she lunges in off the ropes with a Guillotine Leg Drop! No! Ayu moves out of the way and Kylie crashes and burns! But can Ayu take advantage??? WAIT! HARUKA KASHIMASHI IS BACK IN THE RING AND COMES CHARGING OFF THE ROPES WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE HEAD!!! HARUKA JUST KICKED AYU’S ENTIRE HEAD OFF AND IT WENT FLYING INTO THE AUDIENCE LANDING IN A FAN’S BUCKET OF POPCORN!!!

Persephone: Well none of that actually happened. And I for one am glad it didn’t because that wouldn’t have fit the great family friendly content we strive to produce here on Voltage! 😃

James Peters: Haruka Kashimashi with a Running Big Boot to the head of Kylie Grace as well! No! Kylie moves out of the way and now is throwing punches to the face of Haruka fighting her way back into the center of the ring! Precision strikes from Kylie on Haruka as she is battling off her opponent. Kick to the gut from Kylie!!! SNAP DDT CONNECTS DRIVING HARUKA HEAD FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! CAN KYLIE GET TO THE COVER?!?! No! Haruka rolling back up somehow! How can she just get back up after that severe head trauma? Oh hell no! Kylie lifts Haruka up in the air… FIREMAN’S CARRY TAKEDOWN CONNECTS!!! Kylie into the cover!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: Kickout by Haruka Kashimashi! But Kylie Grace immediiately pulls her up for another Fireman’s Carry Takedown! But Haruka falls off behind and hooks her arm around Kylie’s throat… The Lifting Side Slam connects as Haruka drives Kylie back first in the ring with extreme force!!! Haruka grabs Kylie lifting her up and spinning her around into a spinning backbreaker over her knee as Kylie is nearly broken in half! Kylie is down as Haruka falls into the cover and hooks the leg! This could be it!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Kylie Grace impressively kicks out! How can she still be surviving after all of this punishment! It’s that will and determination to be Specialists Champion shining straight on through!!! But Haruka Kashimashi is not going to stop inflicting that pain and suffering upon her! Haruka lifts up Kylie into a powerbomb position… but here comes Halsey Neel! Halsey with a running spear! But Haruka quickly throws Kylie through the air into the charging Halsey! Halsey runs right into the propelled body of Kylie and the two collide and collapse in the ring! But wait who the hell is that off the top rope?!?!?!

James Peters: IT’S AYU MEGUMI!!! MEGUMI OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A FLYING SHOOTING STAR PRESS THROUGH THE AIR LANDING ATOP HARUKA KASHIMASHI CRUSHING HER IN THE RING!!! Ayu turns towards Halsey and picks her up! Ayu stalking her prey… THE ETHEREAL BLADE CONNECTS OUT OF NOWHERE!!! AND IT SENDS HALSEY FLYING!!! HALSEY IS SENT OUT OF THE RING AS AYU FOLLOWS HER TO THE OUTSIDE!!! AYU MOUNTS ON TOP OF HALSEY ON THE OUTSIDE AND STARTS PUMMELING HER WITH FOREARMS, DOING WHAT SHE CAN IN ORDER TO KEEP ONE OF THE ELITISTS IN THIS MATCH DOWN!!!

Rich Russillo: Meanwhile in the ring, Kylie Grace has taken control and she is pulling Haruka up! HARUKA HITS KYLIE WITH A- NEVERMIND! SHE TRIED TO GET A SHOT IN BUT KYLIE BLOCKED IT BEFORE HITTING HARUKA WITH A FOREARM! KYLIE NOW LOOKING FOR THE 360 SUPERKICK!!! KY-KICK-

James Peters: NO!!! HARUKA AVOIDS IT BEFORE GRABBING KYLIE AND DROPPING HER WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!!! Haruka signals to the crowd she is looking to end things here and she picks Kylie up… SNAP DDT!!! Haruka has Kylie in position as she goes up to the top!!! PRODIGIOUS LANDING!!! WILL THE PHOENIX SPLASH CONNECT!!?!?!?!

James Peters: IT DOES!!! HARUKA KASHIMASHI GETS ALL OF IT! SHE HAS THIS THING WON! THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: WAIT NO LOOK OUT!!! AYU MEGUMI JUST RAN IN THE RING AND CONNECTED WITH A RUNNING BASEBALL SLIDE SENDING HARUKA TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!! AYU SLIDES INTO THE COVER ON KYLIE GRACE!!!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: HARUKA KASHIMASHI RUSHES BACK INTO THE RING TO BREAK THE COVER!!!

James Peters: NO SHE DOESN’T MAKE IT IN TIME!!! AYU JUST STOLE THIS THING!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… and the NEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP… AYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU MEGUMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( ‘Demeanor’ – Pop Smoke, Dua Lipa hits as Ayu Megumi has her arm raised in the ring.)

James Peters: Ummm… maybe we have an issue in production… but that is NOT Ayu Megumi’s music…

Rich Russillo: I don’t think we have an issue… SHE’S HERE!!!

(The crowd erupts into a mixed reaction of mostly boos as Serenity Valdez makes her way out to the stage holding up the Specialists Championship high in the air. Ayu Megumi yanks her arm away from the referee and slides out of the ring to the floor looking up at her future opponent at the top of the ramp. Ayu begins to make motions with her hands around her waist indicating the location that the title will be soon if she has her way with Serenity.)

Serenity Valdez: (off-mic) Oh you think so?

Ayu Megumi: (off-mic) I do think so.

Serenity Valdez: (off-mic) :mjlol: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re going to have to do a lot more than just steal someone else’s pin if you want to beat-

James Peters: WAIT WHAT THE!!!—————————–

(Suddenly Diamond Dixon runs out from behind the curtain and clobbers Serenity Valdez from behind with a Running Axe Handle!!)

Persephone: Oh no! What is she doing here?!?!?!

Rich Russillo: DIAMOND DIXON LIFTS SERENITY UP ONTO HER SHOULDERS!!! SERENITY IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF DIAMOND’S GRASP BUT SHE BARELY EVEN KNOWS WHERE SHE IS, ALLOWING DIAMOND DIXON TO DROP HER WITH A POWERBOMB, BEFORE STOMPING AWAY AT THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION, FORCING SERENITY TO HAVE TO ROLL OFF THE SIDE OF THE RAMP!!! DIAMOND CAME OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THIS ATTACK, AND NOW SERENITY VALDEZ HAS JUST BEEN LAID OUT!!!

(With Serenity Valdez laid out, Diamond Dixon casually strolls up to Ayu Megumi who is watching all of this unfold.)

Diamond Dixon: (off-mic) You won’t be needing to worry about her.

(Ayu Megumi steps right up to Diamond Dixon staring her down as security comes from backstage to break things up and pull Serenity Valdez out, needing a bit of help following the surprise attack from Diamond Dixon.)

James Peters: The Specialists Title scene has definitely become interesting. There are all kinds of people who are laying claim to that championship and who knows what is going to unfold! Tonight at Super Voltage feels like only the beginning!

(Commercial for EAW High School Musical on Disney+, because for some reason, lot of people act that young.)

(Super Voltage comes back to show the backstage area of the WIZink Center where the show is taking place tonight. From there, the camera shifts its focus over to Sofia Clarke who is standing in front of an EAW backdrop with a microphone in her hand. She has a smile on her face as she brings the microphone up to her mouth and begins to speak from there.)

Sofia Clarke: What a great show we have so far, and the hits just keep on coming. We still have a lot to look forward to tonight like the Hardcore Championship match that headlines the show between Charlie Marr and ARIA and so much more. But right now please allow me to give a warm welcome to my guest tonight… Ronan Malosi.

(The Madrid crowd in attendance tonight erupts into absolutely thunderous boos upon hearing the name of possibly the most hated man in the entirety of EAW currently. The camera then pans over to reveal Ronan Malosi himself strutting into the scene. He takes off the pair of sunglasses he has on and tucks them between his collar before lining the fedora that he has on his head. He winks at Sofia who completely glosses over it before continuing to speak.)

Sofia Clarke: Ronan, thank you for joining me here tonight.

Ronan Malosi: No problem Sofia. As you know, I am a giver. I do love to help the less fortunate when I have the chance; so when I was given the opportunity to be interviewed by such, you know I couldn’t turn it down.

(Ronan nudges Sofia while she just smiles awkwardly.)

Sofia Clarke: So we all saw what happened a week ago at Midsummer Massacre, and I’m sure we’re all curious to hear your reaction to it.

(Ronan raises his eyebrow in confusion.)

Ronan Malosi: What?

Sofia Clarke: Midsummer Massacre.

Ronan Malosi: I’m sorry, there seems to be a miscommunication. You see, I don’t remember being on the Midsummer Massacre card. I was explicitly told by Eden Sinclair and Captain Charisma that I had an off day and could go home, there’s just nothing to talk about.

Sofia Clarke: :comeagain:

(There’s some awkward silence for a moment before Ronan bows his head down and sighs.)

Ronan Malosi: Yes, I know what happened. And I also know that the world is buzzing to hear what I have to say about my ‘loss’ to Minerva last week. But really, the only thing I need to say is quite simple… she got lucky.

(Ronan takes a moment, shedding a fake tear before continuing to speak.)

Ronan Malosi: Believe me, I am just as shocked as you are by this revelation. But someone has to tell you the truth and alas, I am that person. Believe the dirt sheets if you want, but Minerva got lucky. If you roll back the clips you’d see that I was absolutely DECIMATING her, and if what happened didn’t happen… then you would’ve seen me as your new EAW World Champion.

Sofia Clarke: If what didn’t happen? If you don’t mind me asking.

Ronan Malosi: The Rio De Janeiro Screwjob. But you know what? It’s okay, that’s fine. It’s not like I’m not going to get another opportunity like that again. Midsummer Massacre was living proof that EAW sees green in Ronan Malosi just like I do myself. I am going to become World Champion eventually, and I don’t care what anyone thinks about that.

Sofia Clarke: So I know you probably expected this question coming from a mile away. But Ronan, do you have any sort of clue what happens next for you? And how in particular do you plan to rise up the ranks after your failure?

Ronan Malosi: I’m going to tell you right now, Sofia, it’s not going to be easy. But, you’ve heard this same tale before, the one about the success story. From nothing to everything. Right now, people might not look at me as someone that can get the job done, but sooner or later they’ll be preaching my name and giving me the appreciation that I know I deserve. For a long time, I’ve been looked at as some sort of joke, and I would be lying if I said that it didn’t make me sick. But this Season, I plan to correct that. Things may not have gone to plan against Minerva, but trust me, the next time you see me in that ring I will have no problem showing just how much of a threat I am. Which leads me to what I have in mind, and it involves taking something on that has haunted me for a good majority of my career.

Ronan Malosi: Recently, on the b-show Friday Night Dynasty… Bronson Daniels… made his return. We heard him put out an open challenge for Poor Unfortunate Souls that he’d send to anyone no matter the brand… along with this whole other sob story which I choose to ignore. At first, I didn’t pay much mind to it. I don’t like Bronson Daniels, I think he’s below me and I find it disgusting that someone like Tyrone Montgomery would even have him in mind for his brand that’s already lacking in talent. Accepting his challenge would be stooping down to his level and I didn’t want to do that knowing the predetermined result of me decimating him would be on the horizon as soon as I did. But, I took the time to think about it some more. I took the time to process it some more and realize the type of opportunity this would grant me.

Ronan Malosi: I mean, imagine it. Imagine ruining Bronson’s return to the company before he could even get anything going, especially with everything that he was hyping himself up to accomplish in this run. In my eyes, that would be the perfect way for me to not just prove how good I am and how deserving I am of the type of platform that Bronson has undeservingly been put on, but also rectify what happened at Grand Rampage and prove that the Interwire Championship match that happened there between him and I was just a fluke. I know he wants to toot his horn on that, beating Ronan Malosi is a one-in-a-million chance and just like Minerva he got lucky. But I’m going to show him it’s not going to be that easy this time around, and beating me is something that he will never do again.

Sofia Clarke: Wow, so does this mean you accept Bronson Daniels’ challenge for Poor Unfortunate Souls??

Ronan Malosi: I literally just said that- Whatever. Yes, I do accept Bronson Daniels’ challenge, but let me just say now that he better be careful what he wishes for. He’s going to come into this match severely underestimating me based off of our last encounter and I’ll tell him upfront that is something that he does not want to do. I have grown since then, I have become a better Ronan Malosi and as you saw last week, I am one that can push the best to their limits because I in fact am the best Elitist in this entire company. I’m going to give you and everyone else a reason to remember me and give me the respect that I truly deserve. And at Poor Unfortunate Souls you are going to see a showing that is not going to be for the faint of heart. I am going to make an example out of Bronson Daniels, so much so that it’s going to make what happened to him at the hands of Andre Walker look like a cakewalk, so much so that it’s going to make him regret even considering returning to EAW. Because this is a different EAW, this is a different Ronan Malosi, and I guarantee you he is not going to survive what I have in store for him. Say what you want to say about me, there is no denying that I have what it takes to do some big things in the future. And when all of that comes piling in, from the World Championships, to the Hall of Fame inductions, then there will be no excuses and no denying the fact that Ronan Malosi is a superstar. That I am who I say I am and I refuse to be looked at as some sort of liar for telling the truth, no more. This serves as so much more than me repaying my debt for what happened at Grand Rampage, this serves as a precursor, a precedent. This is so much more than Bronson Daniels.

Sofia Clarke: Well, Ronan, I’d like to thank you for joining me today.

(Ronan nods his head before taking his sunglasses and putting them back on his face, turning around and walking off while the camera pans over to fully focus on Sofia.)

Sofia Clarke: Bold words being spoken by Bronson Daniels’ future opponent at Poor Unfortunate Souls, and I am personally excited to see what’s going to happen next between the two of them leading into the event itself. But for right now, back to you guys.

(The scene backstage slowly fades out.)

(The show fades back to the stage, and not too long after Voltage returns, ‘Cold War’ by Hans Zimmer hits. The crowd explodes with boos, giving a loud, negative reception as usual as Drake King begins to walk out holding a microphone in his hand. Drake doesn’t pay much attention to the boos as he makes his way down the ramp, seemingly eager to say something to the crowd tonight.)

James Peters: At Midsummer Massacre Drake King had an unbelievable match, taking on Samael in a match I don’t think many thought Drake could win, especially as time went on! Samael was a really unique opponent and undoubtedly proved himself as a major threat, but somehow Drake was able to get the victory.

Rich Russillo: I have to wonder if that’s what Drake’s out here for tonight. Seeing the suit he’s wearing and the microphone in his hand he’s clearly not out here for a fight, but after being on the same brand as this guy for the past two seasons, I don’t think he’s just here to talk about Samael.

Persephone: Well whatever it is I’m sure it’ll be worth everyone’s time. I’m very glad that we once again have to sit through this. 😀

(Drake enters the ring as the crowd continues to boo, and he looks around for a few seconds, even looking over at the ramp. The crowd quiets down, and after a few more seconds Drake begins to speak.)

Drake King: Ladies and gentlemen, before I get into what I really want to talk about, I really have to apologize for what you all had to see at Midsummer Massacre. Trust me, I tried to get Samael fired, or suspended, or punished for his actions in any way, but in the end I didn’t really have a choice but to compete in that match. Even now, an entire week after Midsummer Massacre, I’m not too sure what happened that night. I was never comfortable with Samael being here, but these past few weeks took things to a different level. It got to the point where I genuinely was questioning what it was I was really getting myself into, and when I finally thought I had everything figured out and I entered the ring at Midsummer Massacre, I was quickly proven wrong. Samael is even worse than I expected, and now even though I did get the victory against him, I can’t say I find any joy in reliving that match. There’s something wrong with Samael, and the fact that I was put in such a horrible position to begin with is baffling, but now that that’s over with I plan to do everything I can to make sure nobody else has to go through what I did. I plan to make sure Samael is behind bars, right where he should’ve been to begin with instead of competing in the 24/7 Battle Royale!

(The crowd boos, not wanting to hear anything Drake has to say, but Drake just shakes his head before continuing to speak anyway.)

Drake King: It’s unbelievable that Samael’s career even lasted this long in the first place, but that’s not why I’m out here, so I’m not going to give that monster any more attention than it deserves. Right now there’s still a lot more work that needs to be done if we want Voltage to be the best brand it can possibly be, and I believe that Territorial Invasion is one of the most important shows of the year for that exact reason. This show has always been all about brand supremacy and the three shows going at it all to prove which is superior, but in my eyes Territorial Invasion is about showing the world how far your brand has come and how talented the wrestlers here really are, and we can’t do that if we have the wrong people in control. Territorial Invasion needs to be the best show possible, and while I’m sure the other two brands may have their flaws, I personally believe that Voltage this season has the potential to go down as the greatest show this company has ever had. All it takes is having the right person in charge to properly showcase what an incredible group of talent we have, and since this is such an important show, I’ve made a decision that everyone supporting Voltage this season will come to appreciate. As the father of EAW and the leader of this Disney era, I’m just going to go ahead and take the responsibility of handling Territorial Invasion myself.

Drake King: For a long time Captain Charisma has been the man who made the decisions for Voltage at Territorial Invasion, just like he’s been the one in charge of Voltage altogether all this time, but that’s exactly why this new deal with Disney was made. Change was necessary and it got to the point where I wasn’t the only person that could see that. This year Territorial Invasion has the potential to be better than ever, and that’s why I chose to step in. I want us to capitalize on the potential we have, and more than anything I want to make sure Voltage succeeds. I want Voltage to be the best show possible this year, and if we embarrass ourselves at Territorial Invasion I can’t imagine things getting any better around here. The right people need to represent this brand and lead Voltage so we can actually be successful when the time comes and show everyone that this brand actually has grown. We need these teams to be the best they possibly can be, which is why I came up with the perfect idea over this past week. I always knew that I’d have to be the one handling everything involving Territorial Invasion, but I’ve come to the realization recently that I’ll have to do a bit more work for this brand if we’re going to succeed, which is why I won’t just be handling Territorial Invasion. I’m going to be Voltage’s Team Captain for the Anarchy in the Arena match.

James Peters: What??

Rich Russillo: Drake’s going to be the team Captain!?

(A smile appears on Drake’s face, but the crowd’s reaction is anything but positive. The crowd explodes into boos, with everyone in the arena booing thanks to Drake’s announcement. Obviously nobody wanted to hear Drake take it upon himself to try and handle Territorial Invasion, and hearing him announce himself as the team Captain for the main event has only made it worse. The booing lasts a little while, and eventually Drake just continues to speak anyway.)

Drake King: I know, I understand. You’re all very surprised to hear such an announcement, but someone had to take the initiative after all. Showdown’s team is already set and Dynasty has their team Captain, so it was time. We can’t just keep waiting when we already have the opportunity to build the perfect team right in front of us and make sure we’re prepared by the time Territorial Invasion comes around. Let’s be honest, Voltage has had its setbacks when it comes to the main event of Territorial Invasion. For the past two years we’ve been unable to pick up a victory. At Wargames in 2020 we came up short. In the Stadium Stampede in 2021 we came up short. Things will be different this time around, because this time I’ll be doing whatever I can to make sure our team is actually prepared for a match like Anarchy in the Arena. Voltage has what it takes to be better. This brand has all the tools to grow into an amazing show, and at Territorial Invasion we’ll show Showdown and Dynasty just how great this brand can be, because when Showdown’s Anarchy in the Arena team consists of Elitists such as Adam Lucas, Jake Smith and Xander Payne, and Dynasty’s team is being led by a man like Limmy Monaghan, how could they succeed?

Drake King: Showdown may have been the first brand to have their team all figured out, but what does that matter when everyone knows what kind of Elitists Jake Smith and Xander Payne are? Jake Smith has never pulled his weight in Territorial Invasion matches like this and up until Chris Elite came along Jake has pushed away everyone that has ever trusted him. This past season he’s managed to convince a lot of you that things have changed, but he’s not the type of man you put in a match like this. He’s going to disappoint Showdown just like Xander Payne will, because Xander has spent his entire career worrying about himself and himself only, and that isn’t even a secret. It’s something each and every one of you, including Xander Payne himself knows. That man has only ever cared about making sure his name sits at the top of this company. Just like Jake Smith, and now just like Adam Lucas, who really should have been better than this. Adam was loved by thousands, if not millions of fans, and even he strayed away from what made him such a well respected Elitist all because of his obsession with reaching a World Championship level. Is this the type of team we’re supposed to believe can win a match as major as this. Is a team full of three Elitists only looking out for themselves supposed to win Anarchy in the Arena?

(Drake stops speaking, as if inviting the crowd to answer, but as expected all that’s heard is more boos, and it doesn’t take long for Drake to begin speaking once again.)

Drake King: I don’t think so. You know what I think? I think that it’s sad knowing those three even had to fight for the right to be team Captain, because none of them are actually qualified for that position. I think it’s sad that they were ever even given this opportunity knowing that when the time comes they’re going to disappoint. Team Showdown isn’t going to win at Territorial Invasion, and while the entirety of team Dynasty isn’t set just yet, I hope that Limmy Monaghan knows he’ll be leading his team to failure just like Adam Lucas.

(Drake finally stops, having said everything he needed to regarding Territorial Invasion and ‘Cold War’ begins playing once again.)

James Peters: Wow. I’m surprised by what we just heard tonight, although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by who we’re hearing it from! Drake called himself the father of EAW weeks ago and since this season started he’s tried to take credit for Disney’s deal with EAW. We should’ve known that he’d try to get involved even more than usual, but I honestly wasn’t expecting this!

Rich Russillo: I can’t say that I was expecting it either, but I have to say that even now after all he said I have questions about this whole situation! Drake said that he’d be handling Territorial Invasion and he took it upon himself to be the team Captain, so who will the final two members of team Voltage be?

Persephone: I don’t know, but I’m sure they’ll just be great! We’re already off to a perfect start, I’m sure Voltage is going to have one of the best teams ever by the time-

James Peters: We get it. Besides, if anything Drake is saying is true, I don’t know if we should be excited or worried about the team he’d want to put together. For better or for worse, it really looks like anything could happen. :lupe:

(As ‘Cold War’ continues to play, Drake finally begins to make his way out of the ring. He is seemingly prepared for Territorial Invasion and to put together the rest of team Voltage. The crowd hasn’t stopped booing once, actually growing even louder ever since Drake’s announcement that he’d be the team Captain for team Voltage. As Drake continues to make his way up the ramp and to the back, Voltage begins to fade away from ringside.)

(A commercial for Amazon as they have a Back To School sale which should probably convince certain people not to stay up till 5 AM.)

(Voltage fades back to backstage and the camera shows Haruka Kashimashi walking around and feeling depressed about the match that she competed in. She lost once again, despite trying her hardest she wasn’t able to succeed. And the worst part is that she was so close to getting that win, she had Kylie right where she wanted her and then she was grabbed and thrown out of the ring by…Ayu. And just as that thought passed Haruka’s mind, the sadness she was feeling slowly started turning into anger. She quickly picked up the pace when walking and began looking around for Ayu, and it didn’t take her long to find her as Ayu was finishing packing stuff up in her bags. Haruka walked over to her and raised her voice at her.)

Haruka Kashimashi: Ayu, I need to talk to you!

(Silence. Ayu was simply ignoring Haruka and she wasn’t even looking at her. Haruka’s expression continued to show more of the anger that she was containing as she spoke up again.)

Haruka Kashimashi: And you can’t even look at me anymore…wow, I didn’t know changing would make you such a coward.

(Those words seemed to make Ayu react, as she stopped what she was doing and she turned back towards Haruka with a bored expression on her face.)

Ayu Megumi: What do you want? I am trying to get my things so I can watch Usagi-Chan and ARIA-chan in peace.

Haruka Kashimashi: What has been happening with you these past few weeks? You looked so annoyed when we first met up at Captain Charisma’s office, you have been cruel and uncaring to Kylie when she has been simply trying to apologize and act nice back to you, you are not ok at all Ayu.

Ayu Megumi: How many times do I have to repeat this to you? I have changed for the better Haruka. I wasn’t going to take another loss like that. That match was my redemption, the redemption for all the matches I failed in the past, and the rest of you had to take the fall so I could succeed.

Haruka Kashimashi: And you wanted to succeed that way? I was so close to winning and you threw me out of the ring and stole my victory like that! You think I am just supposed to stay down and be happy with what you did to me?

Ayu Megumi: I have said to all three of you that I would do anything to win this match. Aren’t matches like that supposed to work that way? You have to always stay alert for the other people in the match. I simply took advantage of the situation and I won.

Haruka Kashimashi: Well, you didn’t win in the fairest of ways, did you?

Ayu Megumi: I don’t care. That was your problem Haruka, maybe if you had a few more seconds, you would have won and you wouldn’t be here crying to me how unfair life is.

(Tensions started to rise up as the two women simply stared at each other in silence. Ayu was going to turn her head and leave but before she could do that…)

SLAP!

James Peters: HARUKA HEARD ENOUGH! SHE SLAPPED AYU RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE AND IT IS CLEAR THERE IS NO LOVE LOST BETWEEN THESE TWO NOW!

Rich Russillo: Haruka wasn’t going to let Ayu treat her like that any longer, and it seems Ayu won’t take the slap easily AS SHE TURNS BACK TO HARUKA AND BLASTS HER ACROSS THE FACE WITH A FOREARM STRIKE!

Persephone: Finally, something fun…LESS! Yes, funless! What I wanted to say is that coworkers shouldn’t be fighting each other and having unauthorized brawls. Someone should come and stop them before things get worse. 🙂

James Peters: THESE TWO WOMEN AREN’T HOLDING BACK! THEY ARE THROWING FOREARMS AND STRIKES RIGHT AT EACH OTHER! NONE OF THEM ARE WILLING TO STAND DOWN AND LET THE OTHER WALK OVER THEM!

Rich Russillo: But it seems this time security was a lot more attentive, as all the guards rush quickly to the scene and begin to pull them apart!

Persephone: Crisis has been averted! 😄

(The security guards quickly get between Ayu and Haruka and they are able to separate them from each other but before the two could get fully separated, Haruka raises her voice at Ayu.)

Haruka Kashimashi: Hey Ayu! Since you want to stand with your twisted beliefs so badly, then actually prove to me you aren’t a coward. I want you to fight me next week and show me you don’t need to steal any wins to succeed!

Ayu Megumi: Fine then, you are on!

Rich Russillo: You have heard it clear everyone, it seems things will get settled next week when Haruka and Ayu face off in a match!

James Peters: Ayu has some reason for believing her win was fair, but Haruka herself has some good points to believe it isn’t, it depends on who you side in this argument. But it is fair to say that the situation escalated pretty quickly due to Ayu’s new attitude.

(Ayu and Haruka are successfully pulled apart, and the women give each other one last glare before they are taken away as Voltage fades away from backstage.)

(Voltage fades back to ringside, where Bella Braxton can be seen with a microphone in her hand.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

(“Catch Me If You Can” by BABYMETAL plays as the crowd cheers Usagi as she makes her way out onto the stage. Nothing but determination on her face as she is prepared to finally finish things with Sierra Everett, who has clearly gotten on her bad side as of late.)

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM OKINAWA JAPAN….WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS….SHE IS THE “MASTER OF EXCELLENCE”…..USAGGGIIII SEENNSHHHIIIIIII!!!!

James Peters: You can tell by the look on her face and the way she’s carrying herself. She’s all business tonight in getting some momentum going for herself and wanting to be the one to put Sierra in her place after the disrespect that’s been thrown her way.

Rich Russillo: She was the one who wanted this match more than anything, and I believe she’s going to make the absolute most out of it and get a huge win.

(Usagi waits patiently in her corner as “Spaceship II” by Alex Wiley and Chance The Rapper blares through the PA system and the crowd right away boos, and Sierra soaks it in with a smile, not caring at all before turning her eyes at Usagi in the ring.)

Bella Braxton: AND HER OPPONENT….FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA….WEIGHING IN AT 132 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE CROWN JEWEL!!!”….SIIEEERRRAAA EVVERRETTTT!!!!

Rich Russillo: Ever since she first arrived, she’s made waves while also thinking everything revolves around her, and Usagi wants to shut that up for a bit. You have to wonder if it was a mistake to disrespect Usagi, and then to give into her request for this match here tonight.

James Peters: Or perhaps it’s the other way around and it was a mistake for Usagi to make sure this match happened? We’re about to find out in a matter of moments.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: And here we go, this should be a great one.

Persephone: Yes, indeed. 🙂

Rich Russillo: Both competitors circle the ring waiting for the other to make the first move. After a few moments, they both step to the center of the ring…and Sierra shoves Usagi by the face.

Sierra Everett: (no mic) Not. On. My. Lev-

James Peters: And Usagi does not take too kindly to that disrespect as she spears Sierra and begins unloading with several right hands! Usagi better be careful or else she’ll risk being disqualified. The referee tries to create some separation, but Sierra grabs the bottom rope and escapes under the bottom rope to the outside. Sierra checks her lip for blood…BUT RIGHT AS SHE LOOKS UP, AND USAGI TAKES HER OUT WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Usagi is feeling fired up after the last couple weeks as she picks Sierra up…THEN DRIVES HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! Usagi picks her up and charges with her to the opposite end…AND DRIVES HER INTO THE BARRICADE AGAIN!

Persephone: Usagi finally tosses her back in the ring as she climbs up the apron to the top rope..AND SHE TAKES OUT SIERRA WITH A LEAPING CROSSBODY – BUT SIERRA ROLLS THROUGH IT TO HER FEET AND SHE HAS USAGI UP…AND SHE GOES FOR AN SPINNING SIDE SLAM…BUT USAGI LANDS ON HER FEET, AND THEN DELIVERS A HIGH KNEE ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE AS SIERRA FALLS BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER HOLDING HER NOSE! And here comes Usagi…and she drives both knees into the chest before following it up with a monkey flip to the center of the ring-

James Peters: BUT SIERRA LANDS ON HER FEET SOMEHOW! AND THEN SIERRA DELIVERS A SUPERKICK TO THE DOWNED USAGI AS USAGI ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! Sierra meanwhile takes this time to check her nose, not wanting her face to be messed up. :lupe:

Rich Russillo: After several moments, Sierra approaches the ropes and reaches through the middle rope and grabs Usagi by the hair – BUT USAGI DELIVERS A FOREARM STRIKE THAT CAUSES SIERRA TO BACK INSIDE THE RING! Usagi climbs up the apron now – SIERRA TURNS AROUND, AND USAGI TAKES HER OUT WITH A SLINGSHOT SPEAR FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE- WHICH SIERRA WAS ABLE TO AVOID BEFORE HITTING A RUNNING KNEE OFF THE ROPES!! SIERRA NOW GRABS ONTO USAGI, BEFORE PLANTING HER WITH A DDT!!! Sierra doesn’t go for the cover yet though, INSTEAD PICKING USAGI UP AND THROWING HER TO THE OUTSIDE’

James Peters: NO! USAGI TURNED IT AROUND AND TOSSED SIERRA OUT INSTEAD, BUT SIERRA WAS ABLE TO GRAB THE ROPES AND LAND ON THE RING APRON!!!

Rich Russillo: Sierra is pulled up on the apron from the outside, and Usagi from inside the ring begins to use her face as a battering ram….BUT SIERRA OUT OF INSTINCT AND DESPERATION THROWS A HARD FOREARM THAT STUMBLES USAGI DOWN TO A KNEE! Sierra begins to measure from the apron… and she springboards off the top rope – BUT USAGI QUICKLY SHOVES HER OFF OF IT AND SIERRA LANDS AWKWARDLY HEAD FIRST ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! :damn:

James Peters: I wouldn’t be shocked at all if she just got a concussion from that landing. Usagi sees that Sierra is likely in a vulnerable spot, and she exits through the second rope and then…USAGI SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE AND TAKES SIERRA OUT WITH A TORNADO DDT ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! Her head taking even further more damage. :yikes: Usagi us feeling fired up and she picks up what looks like the dead weight of Sierra and places her back inside the ring, and she isn’t done as she springboards off the top rope…AND DROPS THE LEGDROP ON TOP OF SIERRA AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Persephone: THE KICKOUT! :blessed: 🙂

Rich Russillo: Anyway…Sierra is holding her head in pain after the flurry of moves Usagi did, and Usagi picks her up by the front…but Sierra tries her best in fighting her way back into this match with several shots to the ribcage – AND THEN AN UPPERCUT THAT CREATES A LITTLE BIT OF SEPARATION GIVING SIERRA A SECOND TO RECUPERATE! Usagi takes a swing – BUT SIERRA CATCHES HER WITH A SIDE SLAM, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO THE ANACONDA VICE SUBMISSION HOLD, SCREAMING AT USAGI TO JUST GIVE UP AS USAGI STRUGGLES TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT!

James Peters: Sierra has it locked in deep, and Usagi is trying her best to get the foot on the rope, but Sierra isn’t making it easy in any way! Sierra now begins banging her head on the mat repeatedly! Usagi might have nowhere to go – BUT LOOK! USAGI USES HER FLEXIBILITY AND DRIVES HER KNEE REPEATEDLY INTO THE SKULL OF SIERRA AND SHE SUCCESSFULLY MANAGES TO GET SIERRA TO LET GO….BUT NOW LOOK!!! USAGI TRANSITIONS INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE! EACH WOMAN GO FROM ONE SUBMISSION TO THE OTHER ON ONE ANOTHER AS SIERRA IS TRAPPED WITH NOWHERE TO GO THIS TIME!!!

Persephone: SIERRA HAS NOWHERE TO GO PANICKING IN THE SUBMISSION, AND SHE LOOKS TO BE FADING! But Sierra uses what strength she has and deadlifts her off of the mat – AND SLAMS HER ON THE BACK OF HER NECK BREAKING THE TRIANGLE CHOKE!! Both women are down as they crawl in opposite directions of one another, Usagi beats her to her feet and charges…BUT SIERRA COUNTERS WITH A BACK BODY DROP OVER THE TOP ROPE, BUT USAGI HELD ON AS SIERRA IS UNAWARE OF IT! Sierra turns around…AND A HARD FOREARM SHOT FROM USAGI AS SHE CLIMBS UP THE TOP TURNBUCKLE BESIDE HER…WHAT COULD SHE BE THINKING HERE?!

James Peters: BUT BEFORE SHE COULD DO ANYTHING, SIERRA THROWS HERSELF ON THE ROPES CAUSING USAGI TO LOSE HER BALANCE! USAGI IS A SITTING DUCK ON THE TURNBUCKLE…AND SIERRA KNOWS THAT AS SHE RUNS UP MEETING GERE THERE! SIERRA IS GOING FOR A SUPERPLEX – BUT USAGI IS FIGHTING TO PREVENT IT FROM OCCURRING WITH SHOTS TO THE RIBS, AND OH NO….IT’S A BATTLE FOR CONTROL NOW ON THE TOP ROPE BETWEEN THESE TWO WOMEN! :lupe:

Rich Russillo: Both of them are exchanging shots with one another but neither one is giving an inch…BUT A ROUNDHOUSE KICK GETS SIERRA OUT OF NOWHERE AS SHE’S BARELY HOLDING ON…. BUT SIERRA IS ABLE TO CATCH USAGI WITH A FOREARM, ONE HARD ENOUGH TO STOP USAGI’S FIGHT TEMPORARILY!!! SIERRA NOW QUICKLY HOOKING THE ARM, AND SIERRA DROPS USAGI ONTO THE MAT WITH A SUPERPLEX!!! SIERRA NOW LOOKING FOR THE COVER TO PUT THIS ONE AWAY!!!!

OOOOONNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTHHHRR-

James Peters: USAGI SENSHI GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! That just pissed Sierra off, AND NOW AS SIERRA FINALLY MAKES IT BACK TO HER FEET, SHE PULLS USAGI BACK UP BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN WITH AN STO!! That buys Sierra some valuable time here as she crawls and uses the ropes to pull herself up as Usagi is up leaning in the corner on the opposite end. Sierra notices this and charges at Usagi in the corner – AND THE LEAPING SPLASH CONNECTS ON USAGI! Sierra drags her to the center of the ring and pulls her in – BUT USAGI SWITCHES QUICKLY TO HER BACKSIDE AND DELIVERS A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX!!

Persephone: Sierra again landed awkwardly on the head, and she stands and turns around to face Usagi – AND USAGI WAS WAITING FOR IT AS SHE PICKS HER UP ON THE SHOULDERS IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY…SHE’S GOING FOR “CRITICAL DARLING!!” BUT SIERRA SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND RUNS USAGI OFF THE ROPES AND LOOKS TO ROLL HER UP – BUT USAGI HOLDS IN TO THE ROPE AS SIERRA ROLLS BACK TO HER FEET AND RUNS AT HER AGAIN…BUT USAGI DELIVERS A KICK TO THE STOMACH BEFORE….SHE SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE – BUT SIERRA CATCHES HER IN MID AIR WITH A SUPERKICK!!! SIERRA ABSOLUTELY FLOORED USAGI AS SHE DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER AND THE WIN!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: USAGI GETS HER SHOULDER UP!! Sierra is the one now wondering on what to do next. And this time it’s Sierra who makes her way to the corner and climbs her way to the top turnbuckle! Sierra looks down at Usagi as she balances herself on the top..AND SHE LEAPS OFF LOOKING FOR A FROG SPLASH – BUT IT BACKFIRES AS USAGI GOT THE KNEES UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! AND NOW LOOK AT THIS…THE GUILLOTINE CHOKEHOLD IS APPLIED! SIERRA TOOK A HUGE RISK AND IT BACKFIRED AS USAGI SMOOTHLY TRANSITIONS INTO THE GUILLOTINE! USAGI LOOKS TO BE SQUEEZING THE LIFE OUT OF SIERRA AS SHE’S TRYING WITH ALL SHE’S GOT TO SOMEHOW ESCAPE, BUT IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD!

James Peters: Sierra is still fighting trying to find her way out of another one of Usagi’s submissions, and Sierra uses her ring awareness trying to reach her foot on the bottom rope, but she’s not there yet, AND SHE TAKES ONE FINAL LUNGE….AND SHE SUCCESSFULLY GETS THE FOOT ON THE ROPE FORCING THE BREAK! You have to wonder though if the damage was done taking all the energy out of Sierra. Sierra stands up…AND USAGI IS LIKE A PREDATOR STALKING IT’S PREY PICKS HER UP IN THE FIREMAN’S CARRY AGAIN…AND THIS TIME THE “CRITICAL DARLING” CONNECTS!!! THE SAMOAN DRIVER AS USAGI GRABS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE WIN!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

James Peters: SIERRA STAYS ALIVE JUST BARELY KICKING OUT OF IT! Usagi knows that Sierra can’t take much more and stalks Sierra just begging her to get to her feet…AND USAGI RUNS AND GOES FOR “FATALITY!!!!” THE BICYCLE KNEE TO TAKE SIERRA’S HEAD OFF – BUT SIERRA CATCHES THE KNEE….AND USAGI LOOKS CAUGHT OFF GUARD AS SIERRA IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO AN ANKLE LOCK!! USAGI BEGINS SCREAMING IN AGONY AS SIERRA IS WRENCHING AND TWISTING THAT ANKLE AS MUCH AS SHE CAN!!! USAGI TRIES CRAWLING TO THE ROPE AND REACHES OUT FOR IT….BUT SIERRA DRAGS HER BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH THE ANKLE LOCK STILL IN!!!

Sierra Everett: (no mic) JUST TAP!!!

Usagi Senshi: (no mic) NEVER!!!!

Rich Russillo: USAGI ROLLS THROUGH SENDING SIERRA INTO THE CORNER AS SIERRA’S HEAD WHIPLASHES OFF THE TURNBUCKLE…SIERRA TURNS AROUND AND WALKS INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE FROM USAGI!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Persephone: SIERRA FLIPS THE PIN INTO ONE OF HER OWN!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!

James Peters: OH MY!! USAGI ESCAPES IT AND NOW BOTH WOMEN RACE TO THEIR FEET, AND SIERRA DUCKS THE SWING FROM USAGI AND GRABS THE HEAD AND DELIVERS A FACEBUSTER ON THE KNEE AS USAGI SEEMS TO BE STUNNED NOT HAVING A CLUE ON WHERE SHE IS….AND SIERRA GRABS THE HEAD AND BENDS HER DOWN…”APHRODITE’S KISS!!!!” THE ROLLING CUTTER AS SIERRA GOES FOR THE COVER ONCE MORE!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: THE KICKOU – WHAT THE?!?! SIERRA IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO “SILENT HILL!!!” THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR IS APPLIED RIGHT AFTER USAGI KICKED OUT AND NOW USAGI LOOKS ABSOLUTELY TRAPPED AS SIERRA WASTED ZERO TIME, AND SHE JUST MIGHT PULL THE ARM OUT OF THE SOCKET! WHAT IS USAGI GONNA DO?!

Persephone: Hopefully find a way out again and keep this great match going! 😀

Rich Russillo: :skip:

James Peters: She looks to be doing just that as she is flat out refusing to tap or give up. Usagi somehow though….USAGI GETS ON HER KNEES WHILE HER ARM IS STILL BEING PULLED…AND SHE DEADLIFTS SIERRA UP…AND THEN DROPS HER ON HER HEAD, AND IT WAS ENOUGH TO GET HER TO LET GO! Usagi backtracks into the corner holding that arm after the damage it just went through in “Silent Hill”, and she wonders on what to do next as Sierra begins stirring to her feet…AND USAGI CHARGES AT HER, BUT SIERRA IS ONE STEP AHEAD AS SHE COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA…AND SHE TRIES LOCKING “SILENT HILL” AGAIN!!! USAGI HAS HER FINGERS LOCKED TRYING TO PREVENT IT THOUGH…..

Rich Russillo: USAGI FLIPS ON HER KNEES…AND OH MY!! SHE REPEATEDLY DRIVES HER ELBOW INTO THE FACE OF SIERRA! OVER AND OVER AGAIN! That sure is one way to prevent that again as Usagi looks to give Sierra zero time to recover picking her up and placing her between the legs – SHE PICKS HER UP FOR “LOST IN THE FIRE”….BUT AGAIN SIERRA COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA – BUT WAIT!!! THIS TIME IT’S USAGI ONE STEP AHEAD HOLDING HER WEIGHT DOWN REFUSING TO LET IT HAPPEN! SHE PULLS SIERRA BACK UPWARD ON THE SHOULDERS – “LOST IN THE FIRE”!!! THE POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER AS USAGI JUMPS ON SIERRA HOOKING THE LEG!!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo; SIERRA GETS THE SHOULDER UP AGAIN! This match so far is both women playing chess with one another with each move they make and the other somehow a step ahead. Usagi this time shows a little bit of frustration with a sigh but knows she can’t let up as she gets back to her feet and backtracks in the corner beginning to measure Sierra who is slowly stirring to her feet!

James Peters: USAGI LOOKS TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY AND GOES FOR “FATALITY!!!” BUT OH NO!! SIERRA USES HER RING AWARENESS AND SLIDES UNDER THE RING BEFORE USAGI COULD TRY! The crowd can boo all they want but it was a smart move on her end. But I think that may have annoyed Usagi as she runs and goes for the suicide dive – BUT SIERRA STOPS HER IN HER TRACKS WITH A RIGHT HOOK THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE! Usagi falls back into the ring as Sierra climbs the apron and gingerly climbs up the top rope for a second time in this match! It didn’t work before but will it now?! YES IT WILL!!! THE FROG SPLASH IS SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME AS SIERRA HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE VICTORY!!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

James Peters: USAGI STAYS ALIVE!!! And Sierra pounds the mat in a bit of frustration before standing up, picking the dead weight of Usagi up and getting her in positions for “Mount Everett!!” BUT USAGI FIGHTS BACK WITH SEVERAL SHOTS TO THE HEAD, AND SHE MANAGES TO DROP OUT FROM BEHIND SIERRA, AND USAGI CLAPS BOTH SIDES OF SIERRA’S HEAD BEFORE HITTING AN ENZIGURI KICK TO THE HEAD! AND SIERRA IS STINNED! THIS COULD BE USAGI’S MOMENT HERE AS SHE RUNS OFF THE ROPES LOOKING FOR “FATALITY” FOR THE THIRD TIME – BUT SIERRA COUNTERS IT FOR THE THIRD TIME CATCHING HER IN A SPINEBUSTER….BUT USAGI COUNTERS THAT INTO A SPINNING TORNADO DDT!! Like I said, these two women are just flat out playing chess with one another with each move and being ahead of the other. :whew:!!

Persephone: You just LOVE to see those type of matches! Just a masterpiece! 😁

Rich Russillo: Both women are beat and both are down. Both are stirring to their feet and both turn around to face one another….RIGHT HAND FROM USAGI!! THEN A PALM STRIKE FROM SIERRA!! BOTH WOMEN EXCHANGING BLOWS WITH ONE ANOTHER TRYING TO GAIN CONTROL UNTIL – THE HIGH KNEE FROM SIERRA TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE OF USAGI, AND SIERRA GOES FOR “MOUNT EVERETT!!!” YES!!!! THE ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER AS SIERRA SLOWLY GRABS THE LEG AND HAS THE COVER!!! GOODNIGHT!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

James Peters: THE ROPES!!! USAGI SENSHI’S HAND WAS JUST BARELY UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND THE REFEREE CAUGHT IT!!! SIERRA CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!

Rich Russillo: If you’re Sierra Everett, what do you do now to put Usagi away? Was that her best shot? We’re about to find out as Sierra picks her up slowly off the mat….BUT USAGI SLAPS THE HANDS AWAY AND DELIVERS A SUPERKICK THAT DROPS SIERRA LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES!!! Both women are down once again as Usagi very slowly pulls herself up with the ropes. AND USAGI RUNS AND LOOKS TO DRIVE HER KNEE INTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD – BUT SIERRA SOMEHOW HAS EYES AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD AND DUCKS IT! SIERRA POPS UP AND RUNS UP BEHIND USAGI – PENDULUM SHIFT!!!!” THE BACKSTABBER – BUT NOT SO FAST!!

Persephone: USAGI HELD ON TO THE ROPE AS SIERRA FALLS FLAT ON HER BACK! USAGI RIGHT AWAY TURNS AROUND AND DRIVES THE KNEE INTO THE FACE! VICTORY JUST MAY BE MOMENTS AWAY FOR USAGI AS SHE STALKS SIERRA AS SHE BEGINS TO STIR….”ACE-PLEX!!!!” THE GERMAN SUPLEX ON SIERRA! IT MIGHT BE TIME TO HIT THE LIGHTS FOR SIERRA AS USAGI IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL! Usagi doesn’t go for the cover though as Sierra slowly gets back up…AND THEN USAGI HITS A SECOND “ACE-PLEX!!!!” And she still doesn’t cover as Sierra stands….AND A THIRD “ACE-PLEX!!” THREE “ACE-PLEXES” AS USAGI FINALLY HOOKS THE LEG!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: NO!!!! NO!!! SIERRA IS STILL IN IT AS SHE JUST BARELY GETS THE SHOULDER UP! ARE YOU KIDDING?! After three “Ace-Plexs’”, it still wasn’t enough, but just how much do either of these two have left in the tank? They both have already thrown everything at each other.

Rich Russillo: An exhausted Usagi stands up, and looks to put the finishing touches on this match. Perhaps looking to go for the move that has failed three times thus far. But…before she runs off the ropes… Sierra grabs ahold of her leg stopping her! Usagi doesn’t know what to think as Sierra balances herself on Usagi – AND USAGI PULLS HER IN, BUT SIERRA LANDED ON HER FEET….AND SHE ROLLS HER UP FROM BEHIND!!!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEREEREEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Rich Russillo: SIERRA’S GOT A HANDFUL OF THE TIGHTS!!! SHE’S GONNA WIN THIS WAY AGAIN!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

James Peters: BUT USAGI KICKS OUT ANYWAY!! BOTH WOMEN SLOWLY RACE TO THEIR FEET AND RUN OFF THE ROPES….AND USAGI IS A TAD BIT QUICKER RUNNING OFF THE OPPOSITE ROPES, AND JUST AS SIERRA TURNS AROUND – “FATALITY!!!!!” THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE FINALLY CONNECTS!!! USAGI SLOWLY TURNS SIERRA OVER ON HER BACK AND HOOKS THE LEG!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Catch Me If You Can” by BABYMETAL plays as the crowd roars in appreciation. An exhausted Usagi gets to her feet, and gets her hand raised.)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….USSAGGIIII SENNNSSSHHIIIII!!!!!

James Peters: Wow! What a battle we just witnessed between two of the most talented women on our roster, and it could of went either way, but tonight, Usagi was the better competitor getting some much needed momentum…and shutting Sierra up for a little bit in the process.

Rich Russillo: Congratulations to Usagi on the hard earned victory here tonight!

James Peters: If there’s one thing this match proved, it’s that both of these women have very bright futures ahead of them!

(The final shot is of Usagi celebrating her win on the top rope before panning to Sierra looking disappointed and angry sitting on the outside against the barricade.)

(Voltage opens up backstage where we see interviewer, Sofia Clark, speaking with one of the backstage staff members. It looks as if she’s searching for someone and asking directions to find them.)

Sofia Clark: Hello sir, you haven’t happened to cross paths with Samael? I’m trying to find him for an interview.

EAW Staff Member: No, unfortunately I haven’t seen or heard anything about Samael today. Sorry, mam.

(Sofia continues to wander backstage as she cuts a corner and spots yet another EAW crewmember. She immediately makes her way over to him with hopes that he knows something about Samael’s location.)

Sofia Clark: Excuse me, sir! Have you seen Samael anywhere around here?

Eaw Staff Member 2: Samael? Ah.. unfortunately, I haven’t seen anything, however my buddy might know a thing or two. He’s standing right over there.

(Staff Member 2 points out towards another staff member who is halfway down the backstage hallway)

EAW Staff Member 2: YO BUDDY!!! WE NEED YOU FOR A SEC!!

(Eventually, that third Staff Member notices them calling for him. He sets his stuff down and walks through the hallway towards them.)

Staff Member 3: Hey, what’s up?

Staff Member 2: Sofia here needs your help finding someone.

Sofia Clark: Hey! Yeah, sorry for making you abandon your work, but have you seen Samael around anywhere? I’m looking to get an interview from him after what happened at Midsummer Massacre. The entire EAW Universe has been going wild about the events that occured during that match. That’s a huge story that needs to be uncovered as soon as possible

EAW Staff Member 3: Oh I bet! Well actually you bumped into the right dude, because I actually just saw Dr. Doyle. I saw him walk into that room right there a little bit ago when I was organizing the food and beverage table for the rest of the staff. Maybe you’ll find Samael there with him.

(He points her towards a nearby door, and she begins to walk in that direction.)

Sofia Clark: Thank you for your help!

(Sofia eventually makes it to the door and begins to knock obnoxiously, as she wants to make sure that whoever is inside can hear her loud and clear.)

Sofia Clark: Hello! Samel! Are you in there? May I have just 5 minutes of your time for an interview?! Samae-

(The door slowly creaks open, and Sofia Clark backs away. After a moment, it’s none other than Dr. Doyle who answers the door while wearing a tan lab coat that’s buttoned down. His face shows a look of disapproval and is unwelcoming to say the least. Based on how messy his hair is as well as the bags under his eyes, It wouldn’t be a ridiculous thought to believe that he’s been awake for countless hours trying to figure something important out. He sighs and speaks out to Sofia Clark.)

Dr. Doyle: The last person you should be looking for right now is my psychotherapy client, Samael.. Now have a good day.

(Dr. Doyle turns around and pulls the door to shut it, however the door stops abruptly and doesn’t close all of the way. Dr. Doyle slowly turns his head over his shoulders as he sees Sofia Clark standing right behind him with her foot blocking the door. She raises her microphone up as she intends on getting information about Samael from Dr. Doyle.)

Sofia Clark: Why would you say that he’s the last person I should be looking for? What do you know that we don’t, because I have a lot of people wondering what’s going on with Samael.

(Dr. Doyle shakes his head, then turns back towards Sofia Clark. He opens the door, steps out fully, then shuts it behind him as he stands in front of the Voltage interviewer. Doyle then crosses his arms and tilts his head downwards in Sofia’s direction with an even more serious facial expression.)

Dr. Doyle: The answer should be obvious. You saw what happened last week at Midsummer Massacre didn’t you? What happened was something that is unheard of and should be seen as a huge concern for everyone in this company. During my time working with Justin and his personalities I’ve learned that each personality is like its own being. None of them are linked or viewed as the same individual. They are all their own thing and they all have their own time to take over the vessel that is Justin’s body.. Or at least that’s what I thought.. During his match against Drake, we all witnessed something that goes beyond what we ever thought could happen. It seemed like each personality of Justin’s was triggered in some sort of way while facing Mr. King, and each personality was able to take over whenever they wanted. You couldn’t tell who was facing Drake King out there at any moment because none of them are the same person. They all act in their own way, but for some strange reason, they all had the intention of making Drake suffer.. What worries me the most about that is how even Michael, the sweet and innocent one, wanted Drake to suffer that night too.. The reason I’m worried about that is because those are the same tendencies and aspirations of Samael.. I fear that the others are losing control or even worse… Getting controlled by Samael.. Even Justin, the man whose body is being traded off to each personality, made an appearance in that match and strived for the same goal as all of them. I don’t know yet fully what to think of this entire situation. I’m still stuck on wondering if what happened was Justin’s doing or Samael’s.. Or is Caine pulling all of the strings? I didn’t know it could get like this, and I need to continue doing my research to unfold this tragic mystery, but for now it would be wise if nobody went out looking for Samael, because who you see may not be who is actually there, and that is a frightening thought to process..

Sofia Clark: Is there any chance that Samael is in there? Or anywhere here in Madrid, Spain? What’s his condition? And how is he recovering from the match that he had against Drake at Midsummer Massacre.

Dr. Doyle: Samael is resting. He’s not here with us right now, because no one thought it would be the best idea to have him wandering backstage knowing his mental condition at the time. That’s honestly the smartest decision we all collectively could have made regarding Samael’s situation. Like I said, it’s too much of a risk for anyone, even myself, to be around him right now. There is no reason for anyone to take unnecessary risks by being around him. However it is my job to keep a close eye on him and help Justin control his personalities, and that’s why I’m gathering research while I’m here in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.. Because I know that I need to bring this research back over to him and be in the presence of Justin and everyone else. I don’t know who I will be in contact with, but I do know that whoever I speak to needs to understand the situation and the research that I present to them as quickly as possible, because by next week, Samael will be in action again, and he needs to be mentally stable before that happens. I’m going to figure out what’s going on with him and I will work with Michael, Caine, Justin, and Samael to make sure that whatever vendetta they have against Drake King is nothing more than a distant memory. I want everyone to be able to move on safely from this whole situation. That includes Justin, his personalities, Drake, and everyone on the Voltage roster, because while he’s in this current state, everyone he crosses is at risk..

Sofia Clark: Will this have any effect on the fact that he’s the reigning 24/7 contract holder? Is his mind even focused on snatching a title away from one of the current champions on the roster? Being the contract holder is one of the greatest opportunities to have as an EAW Elitist.

Dr. Doyle: I am highly aware of how valuable that contract is, and how much of an opportunity it is for Justin and his pro-wrestling career. I’m proud of what he has managed to accomplish in such little time and expect that he will make great use of that contract eventually.. However, right now is not the time to be searching for championships.. Instead it’s the time to search for an answer to all of these problems that are happening to him. Justin needs to regain control of himself. For the sake of EAW and for himself.. Because God forbid he hurts himself without even realizing it due to a lack of control.. Now if you will excuse me, I’d like to return to my research. It’s for your own good and for the good of all of EAW.

(Dr. Doyle nods at Sofia Clarke, and proceeds to shut the door. Sofia stands in front of the door, as the screen fades elsewhere.)

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

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for..

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Your Turn’ by Memphis May Fire hits, as the crowd erupts into a mixed reaction. After a moment, both Theron Nikolas and Natasha Agnello step out onto the stage. They stand side by side, then look at one another before nodding, and proceeding towards the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first, being accompanied by Natasha Agnello.. He’s from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!!!! Weighing in at 224lbs!! GHOST!!! THERON NIKOLAS!!!

James Peters: Well, here’s a match that’s been in the making since the start of the season when Natasha Agnello offered the match to Hikari Kanno.

Rich Russillo: Hikari was on the verge of accepting, but Natasha abandoned her before Kanno could make a response. This was a match that was supposed to take place at Midsummer Massacre. An event big enough to showcase the talents that both Theron Nikolas and Hikari Kanno are..

Persephone: But that guy right there.. Theron Nikolas screwed that all up with his sneak attack on Hikari Kanno later on.. Their match together was one of the few that was taken off of the Midsummer Massacre card by Disney’s own, Eden Sinclair. Ah well. At least we still get to watch the match happen! 😄

(‘As Long As I Love’ by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure hits, as the crowd continues with the mixed reactions. We see Hikari Kanno stepping out onto the stage with her head down and her braided hair dangling below her face. She quickly raises her head and looks at both Theron and Natasha with a fierceness that can’t be replicated. Kanno been wanting this match, and now here it is.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. From Okinawa, Japan!!! Weighing in at 121lbs!!! THE PENITENT IDOL!! HIKARI KANNO!!!

James Peters: For weeks it has seemed like Theron has been hiding behind his manager, Natasha Agnello. He’s been using her to speak for him.. Even when Hikari called him out for it..

Rich Russillo: Some may say that’s the smartest thing for Natasha to do. She’s been pulling the strings after all, and has orchestrated a great match up between both Kanno and Theron. Maybe it’s not at Midsummer Massacre, but surely this match won’t disappoint!

Persephone: This is the match that we all wanted, and it’s finally here. Let’s see how this turns out!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: There’s the bell, and now this match is underway! After weeks of buildup, one of the matches we have all been waiting for is finally here, and it starts with both Hikari and Theron tying up in the center of the ring!

James Peters: Theron quickly uses his size and strength to his advantage, as he quickly locks in a standing side headlock! Wrenching away at the head and neck, Nikolas intends on wearing down Kanno right here!

Rich Russillo: However, it looks like Hikari is defending well against this side headlock, as she lowers her shoulder and begins to deliver quick elbow strikes to the midsection in order to loosen the hold!! One of those strikes manages to cause Nikolas to gasp, as he releases the headlock and tries to catch his breath!

Persephone: But Hikari quickly turns her body and blasts Theron in the stomach with her knee!! Another shot!! And another!! Theron clutches at his abdomen, then drops down to one knee in the center of the ring!

James Peters: Hikari sees this and gets on the move as she runs towards the far ropes! She rebounds back towards Theron.. RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BY HIKARI KANNO!!! NO!!! THERON DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE BOOT, AS HIKARI GOES RIGHT PAST HIM!!! Theron stays low.. AND CHOP BLOCKS RIGHT AT THE BACK OF HIKARI’S ANKLE, SENDING HER FALLING BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE MAT!! KANNO CRASHES AND BURNS AS SHE SLAMS DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!

Rich Russillo: Theron Nikolas now mounts on top of Hikari and delivers a strong forearm to the face!! Hikari tries to defend by keeping her guard up, but Theron blasts right through her arms and connects with her face anyways, as he puts his entire body into these forearm strikes!!

Persephone: Ghost is looking really good right now. Trying to maintain control in this match early on and dictating the pace. Hikari is definitely making him work, but he’s getting it done so far!

Rich Russillo: Theron with yet another powerful forearm strike to the face, and I believe that makes four! Hikari covers her face, as Theron rises up to his feet. Oh! And would you take a look at that, Natasha Agnello is more than pleased right now, as she’s applauding Theron’s early success in this match from the outside!

James Peters: Theron looks at Natasha Agnello, and nods his head before making his way back towards Hikari. He kicks her right at her side and turns her onto her stomach. What is he planning here? This doesn’t look good for Kanno!! Nikolas gets low and wraps his arms around her midsection from beside her!! AND NIKOLAS LIFTS KANNO UP!!! GUTWRENCH SITOUT POWERBOMB!!!!! AH!!! HE MAY HAVE JUST BROKEN HER IN HALF!!!

Persephone: What a move by Theron! Always showcasing incredible wrestling for us to watch and not complain about!

Rich Russillo: Theron stands over Hikari. She’s clutching at her lower back and slowly working her way up onto her hands and knees.. BUT ONCE SHE’S THERE, THERON LOCKS IN A FULL NELSON FROM BEHIND, AND RIPS HER UP TO HER FEET!!! DRAGON RUSH!!! THAT’S THE SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX BY GHOST!!! HE JUST SLAMMED HIKARI RIGHT ONTO HER NECK AND SHE MAY BE PARALYZED!!!

James Peters: Yeah, she definitely landed hard on her neck. Theron hit that Dragon Rush with perfection and managed to rattle Hikari quite a bit with that one. She has yet to move, and I’m going to assume that’s because she probably doesn’t even know where she is right now!! Theron goes for the pin!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTHHHH-

Persephone: There’s the kickout by Hikari!! Theron Nikolas rises up to his feet, as Hikari slowly works her way over to the corner. She sits up against the turnbuckle, then reaches to grab the top ropes. Hikari pulls herself up to her feet..

James Peters: YAZUKA KICK TO THE FACE BY THERON NIKOLAS!!!

Persephone: NO!! HIKARI DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE LEG, AND DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS OF THE RING TO AVOID THE BOOT! THERON’S RIGHT LEG JAMS UP AGAINST THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, AND HE DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS GRABBING HIS LEG!!

Rich Russillo: Both of these great Elitists are down on the canvas of the ring. Theron remains clutching at his leg, and rolls towards the center of the ring. Meanwhile, we can see Hikari Kanno using the side ropes to help herself up to her feet while grabbing at the back of her head in pain.

Persephone: Hikari is now to her feet, and begins to step towards Theron Nikolas. She then drops down beside him and.. DELIVERS A KNEE STRIKE TO THE RIBS!! ANOTHER!! AND ANOTHER!! AND ANOTHER!!! Theron tries to cover his ribs and protect them from these aggressive knee strikes, but Hikari switches her positioning and begins to rain down elbow strikes to the neck, head, and shoulders!! Over and over again, these elbows drop down onto the upper body of Theron, and all he can do is try and block them!

James Peters: In an attempt to block an elbow strike to the face by keeping his arms up, Hikari switches her position and delivers yet another nasty knee to the abdomen that forces Nikolas to gasp for air!! Kanno now rises up to her feet and flicks her braided hair back. She walks around towards Theron’s legs, and grabs his boots!

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK!! THERON IS TRYING TO FIGHT HER OFF, AS HE KICKS HIS RIGHT LEG FREE AND DELIVERS A HARD KICK TO HIKARI’S CHEST! Hikari tries to grab that right leg again, but Theron kicks her hand away, and delivers yet another strong kick! This time it catches Hikari in the midsection!!

Persephone: BUT NOW IT’S HIKARI WHO DELIVERS AN ELBOW DROP DOWN ONTO THE LEFT LEG!!! THERON GRABS AT THAT LEG IN PAIN, AS HIKARI GRABS A HOLD OF BOTH LEGS AGAIN!! SHE LOCKS HERS IN WITH GHOST’S!! SHE KNEELS UP!! KNEELING FIGURE-FOUR LEG LOCK!!! SHE CALLS THIS THE PRISON LOCK, AND IT’S DEFINITELY CAUSING THERON SOME PROBLEMS AS HE’S FREAKING OUT!! THE PAIN IS NEARLY UNBEARABLE, AND THERON IS SCRAMBLING, TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO GET THE ROPE BREAK!!

Rich Russillo: Theron scoots and scoots!! He’s desperately trying to break this hold, as Hikari continues to apply as much pressure as she can!!! BUT THERON GRABS THE ROPES!!! THERE’S THE ROPE BREAK!!

James Peters: Hikari unhooks her legs from Theron’s, as he grabs at them in pain. The Penitent Idol rises up to her feet, and walks around the center of the ring, then back towards Theron Nikolas-

Rich Russillo: WAIT!! THERON JUST EXITED OUT OF THE RING! He’s stumbling on his feet, and eventually drops down onto one knee here at ringside!!

Persephone: Hikari rolls her eyes, then makes her way to the side ropes. She then steps through the ropes, and drops down from the apron to ringside. She makes her way over to Ther-

Rich Russillo: AND IT’S THERON NIKOLAS WITH A RIGHT HAND TO THE FACE OF HIKARI!!!

James Peters: NO!!! HIKARI DUCKED UNDERNEATH THE ARM AND.. SHE HITS THE FLYING CROSS ARMBAR OUT OF NOWHERE!! THEY’RE ON THE GROUND AT RINGSIDE, AND HIKARI HAS THERON RIGHT WHERE SHE WANTS HIM!! SHE PULLS BACK ON THE ARM, STRETCHING THE BICEP, FOREARMS, AND SHOULDER OF THERON NIKOLAS!!

Persephone: The referee has made it to the count of six and we can see the frustration and concern on Natasha’s face, as she watches Hikari dissect Theron right before her eyes!!

Rich Russillo: “Ghost” continues to try and pry Hikari off of him, but Hikari has him in such a stretched angle, that there isn’t anything he can do to break out of this!

Referee: Seven.. Eight..

James Peters: Nothing he can do except wait out the referee’s count, because Hikari has just released the arm bar. She slides back into the ring, then immediately slides back out to restart the count. Meanwhile, Theron is rolled over and clutching at his left arm in pain.

Persephone: Hikari now stands by his head. She drops down to her knee now, and delivers some swift elbow strikes down onto the head and left shoulder of Theron!! Theron tries to cover himself to decrease the amount of impact from each blow, and that forces Hikari to switch things up! She grabs Theron, and brings him up to his feet!

James Peters: And would you look at that!! Hikari has a hammerlock locked in on Theron’s left arm! Theron tries to get his arm free, but Hikari with a knee strike to the midsection while keep hold of this hammerlock!! And now.. SHE RUNS AND DRIVES THERON’S SHOULDER INTO THE CORNER POST!! HE SCREAMS OUT IN PAIN, AS SHE RELEASES HIM!!

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

Persephone: The referee is at a count of four, and Hikari Kanno slides herself into the ring. Meanwhile, on the outside, it’s Theron who is down on all fours and grabbing at that left shoulder. He slowly works his way to his knees, then up to his feet..

Referee: Five.. Six..

Rich Russillo: Hikari stands in the center of the ring, as she waits for Theron. She’s ready to go to war just like she was when the match was originally offered to her. She isn’t waiting, and now she’s signaling Theron to enter back into the ring!!

James Peters: And Theron looks back at her with frustration while holding that left shoulder. He understands that Hikari is in her groove right now, AND HE QUICKLY SLIDES INTO THE RING!!

Persephone: AND HERE THEY GO!! THE PENITENT IDOL AND GHOST CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER!!! FOREARM STRIKE TO THE FACE BY HIKARI!! THERON RESPONDS WITH A RIGHT FOREARM STRIKE OF HIS OWN!! HIKARI WITH A BACK ELBOW FOLLOWED BY A KNEE STRIKE TO THE ABDOMEN!! THERON STAGGERS BACK!!!

Rich Russillo: And it looks like Hikari wants to keep the pressure on him, as she charges at him with a running uppercut!!! NO!! Theron blocks the arm!! LEFT HOOK TO THE RIB BY NIKOLAS!!! NOW AN OPEN HAND SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF HIKARI!!! THERON NOW DELIVERS A LOADED FOREARM SMASH ACROSS THE FACE!!! THAT’S THE BATTLE FURY!!! AND HE’S ABOUT TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES BY LANDING A BURNING LARIAT!!!!

James Peters: NO!! HIKARI KANNO DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE ARM, AS THERON NIKOLAS CRASHED INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!!

Rich Russillo: Theron Nikolas slowly gets himself out of the corner, and begins to make his way over to Hikari. She manages to regain her balance on her feet, but Theron charges her way!! HEADHUNTER!! BUSAIKU KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!!!

Persephone: NO!!! HIKARI SPINS OUT OF THE WAY, AS THERON NIKOLAS CRASHES DOWN ONTO THE RING MAT!! Theron slowly works his way up to his hands and knees, then up to his feet..

James Peters: RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BY HIKARI!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT THERON NIKOLAS DUCKS THE LEG AND CONTINUES RUNNING TO THE FAR ROPES!! He hits the ropes and rebounds back towards Hikari who turns around..

Persephone: SPEAR!! THERON NIKOLAS JUST SPEARED THE LIFE OUT OF HIKARI KANNO JUST NOW!! SHE SMACKED AGAINST THE CANVAS HARD AND HAD NO IDEA THAT SPEAR WAS COMING HER WAY!! HIKARI LOOKS AS IF SHE’S OUT OF IT RIGHT NOW!! AND THERE’S THE COVER BY THERON NIKOLAS!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: NO!!! HIKARI KICKED OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! THERON CAN’T BELIEVE IT, NATASHA AGNELLO CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Both wrestler and manager can be seen clutching at their heads in disbelief!! Hikari Kanno wasn’t going out right there! She’s still got so much fight left in her.

Rich Russillo: Well, if you remember a few weeks ago, it was Kanno who told us all that she’s going to show everyone how hungry the Elitists nowadays are. She could have called it quits, but she’s determined to earn her spot as one of the top Elitists in this industry!!

Persephone: Theron Nikolas rises up to his feet, and looks down at Hikari Kanno. He wants to put this one away, so he makes his way over to the corner turnbuckles. This could be something huge! What is he planning? Theron is now on the top rope! He sets his feet!!! SIX STAR FROG SPLASH!!!!!

James Peters: NO!!! HIKARI GOT HER KNEES UP!!! THE PENITENT IDOL GOT HER KNEES UP, AND NOW THERON NIKOLAS IS CLUTCHING AT HIS CORE!!! HE’S KICKING HIS LEGS IN PAIN, AS HIKARI HAD A GREAT DESPERATION COUNTER!!

Rich Russillo: Both Elitists are down, but are slowly working their way back up to their feet. Theron uses the ropes, as Hikari has just made her way up to her feet at the other end! Hikari approaches Theron now, as Theron gets to his feet.. AND NOW HE KICKS HIKARI RIGHT IN THE MIDSECTION!! Kanno bends over in pain, then tries to make her way back towards Theron.. HOWEVER, HE BLASTS HER ACROSS THE FACE WITH A LOADED FOREARM STRIKE!!

Persephone: Kanno staggers back into the corner and is leaned up against the corner turnbuckles. Her head is down, but she then raises it and sees Nikolas charging right at her!! BUSAIKU KICK TO THE FACE IN THE CORNER!!!!

Rich Russillo: HIKARI DROPS DOWN AND DODGES IT, AS THERON LANDS IN A SEATED POSITION IN THE CORNER!! His face shows that he’s hurting, but that’s pretty obvious based on how hard he landed on the top turnbuckle!

James Peters: Hikari Kanno slowly rises up to her feet, and begins to climb the turnbuckle behind the seated Nikolas! SHE LEAPS!!

Persephone: IDOL STAR DROP!!!! THAT RIGHT THERE WAS A TOP ROPE BODY SCISSORS BACKFLIP INTO A BACK TO BACK KEELING PILEDRIVER FINISH!!!

James Peters: Wow, you really know your stuff!

Persephone: What can I say? I really lo- lo- love this job.

Rich Russillo: Theron may have just snapped his neck just then and now. That didn’t look good at all, and now Hikari flips him over as she goes for the pin!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: BUT THERON GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!!

Rich Russillo: Theron isn’t quitting! He’s still in this and won’t surrender! However, the damage may be catching up to him!

Persephone: Hikari approaches Theron and grabs him by the arms, she attempts to pull him up to his feet, but the second he gets to his knees.. HE PULLS HIKARI IN AND BLASTS HIS KNEE INTO HER STOMACH!! AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! Theron switches the grip so that now he’s in control!! AND HE PULLS HER IN AGAIN AND DROPS HER DOWN TO A KNEE!!

Rich Russillo: Theron has a menacing look on his face as he looks over at Natasha Agnello and nods in her direction!! DIVINE SUNDERER!!!!! THAT’S THE KAMIGOYE AND HE JUST PULLED HIKARI’S FACE RIGHT INTO A KNEE STRIKE!!!

James Peters: Theron keeps hold of Hikari’s wrists as her body is limp with nothing keeping her up other than Theron’s grip. He drives his boot into Hikari’s chest, and presses her back against the ring mat!! STOMP TO THE FACE!!! AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!!! Theron uses the wrists to pull Hikari into each of his stomps!!! This makes them even more powerful and dangerous!!!

Persephone: Theron Nikolas finally stops stomping, then pulls Hikari Kanno up to her feet. He grabs a hold of her head and neck!! Oh no!! This doesn’t look good whatsoever!!! GHOSTS REQUIEM!! SWINGING REVERSE STO!!!

James Peters: WAIT A SECOND!!! HIKARI JUST SPUN RIGHT OUT OF IT!! She drops down to her knees, as Theron regains his balance!! Theron now approaches Hikari..

Rich Russillo: BUT SHE GOES FOR ANOTHER FLYING CROSS ARMBAR OUT OF NOWHERE AND TAKES THERON DOWN TO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!!

James Peters: BUT LOOK!! THERON QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE SUBMISSION HOLD!!! HE STILL HAS A HOLD OF HIKARI’S ARM, AS BOTH ELITIST RISE TO THEIR FEET..

Persephone: AND THERON PULLS ON THE ARM!!!!! RAINMAKER LARIAT!!!!!

Rich Russillo: NO!!! HIKARI DUCKS THE LARIAT, KEEPS THE ARM AND EVEN LOCKS IN A HAMMER LOCK!!! BOOK OF THE END!!! HIKARI JUST HIT THE HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX INTO A MICHINOKU DRIVER II!!! THERON’S HEAD JUST SNAPPED AGAINST THE CANVAS OF THE RING, AND HIKARI COVERS!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: THERON GOT HIS FOOT UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AS IT NEARLY HANGS OVER THE RING APRON!!!!

-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘As Long As I Love’ by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure hits, as the crowd gives a loud mixed reaction that leans more towards the boos. Hikari Kanno rises up to her feet, as the referee raises her arm in the air.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner.. THE PENITENT IDOL!!!! HIKARI KANNO!!!!!

James Peters: What a match between these two Voltage Elitists. This one was a hard fought match that didn’t disappoint!

Rich Russillo: Yeah, but I can’t help but notice that the referee missed that rope break call at the end. Theron clearly got his foot on the bottom rope.

Persephone: Yeah, they should restart the match so that we don’t have to stop commentating for it!

(Hikari is seen with her arms up, and having done all she said she would, she rolls out of the ring, beginning to make her way up the ramp. We then see Theron Nikolas sitting up inside of the ring with Natasha Agnello standing right beside him. By the time Hikari makes it to the back the match replay begins. The two left in the ring watch the replay and it clearly shows the referee missing the rope break. The camera then focuses back onto Natasha Agnello who can’t believe it. She’s pissed off about the result and begins yelling at the referee, because it was unfair to Theron. We then see Nikolas, and he’s shaking his head in frustration, clearly annoyed about what happened. Voltage eventually fades elsewhere.)

(Voltage faded away from ringside and instead of going backstage or anywhere else, it surprisingly opened up to a whole new different location outside of the arena. In fact the new location that was being shown wasn’t even in Spain, it was in Rome, Italy! The cameraman showed a very familiar looking area in Italy, that was completely deserted since the place was rented out to film there. But to film what exactly? The answer to that question would be revealed almost immediately as the cameraman slowly turned around in a dramatic fashion and revealed…the Colosseum. One of the largest amphiteatres in the world in size and one of the largest standing. And after the place that was being filmed was dramatically revealed, the camera man began to make his way inside.)

(The camera showed more of the structure made of volcanic rock and travertine limestone as it went to the interior arena, but instead of it being deserted, there was one person in the middle of the arena. And as the camera got closer and closer, it was soon to be revealed that the person standing there was none other than Andrea Valentine. She was standing there simply looking around and the sunglasses that she was wearing couldn’t hide the expression of amazement that she had on her face. It was clear by now that she was there because her Universal Women’s Championship match takes place in Italy, so she decided to arrive earlier than expected and send one final message to everyone watching, especially Harper Lee. And what better way to do that than to rent the Colosseum and send her message there? Andrea then turned slowly as the camera man arrived just right in front of her and she began speaking towards the camera.)

Andrea Valentine: This is the Colosseum, considered one of the new 7 wonders of the world and a very important structure that is part of human history, a place where the body, soul and mind was put at risk for one thing…glory.

(As Andrea said that, she started walking around the Colosseum and began to take it all in, feeling kind of awe from how big the structure looked.)

Andrea Valentine: The Colosseum has a lot of historical significance, the main reason being that it was such a gigantic structure that was built in an age that wasn’t very advanced in technology, although the reason why it was built can’t be ignored either. It was for entertainment purposes but what has been mainly shown here is what the Colosseum is known for, the many battles that have happened here in this very arena and all the blood that has been spilled. It was like wrestling in a sense, gladiators from different backgrounds went off to fight, people who wanted to risk their lives for the thrill of battle, a few who put their reputations on the line and those who lost everything and they didn’t have anything else to lose. Everyone was putting their blood, sweat and tears to achieve the victory and glory of being the last one standing, being considered a champion amongst everyone else.

(Right in that moment, the tone of Andrea’s voice turned completely serious as the awe and the excitement was gone as she said that, her expression in her face showing a determined look.)

Andrea Valentine: Back in that time there weren’t any championships to signal who was a champion or who wasn’t, you just went out there and showed you deserved being called that. Putting your life on the line every time and coming out on top despite all the odds, that is what being a champion meant, being able to earn the respect of the people watching and making your name heard, making it recognized and making everybody remember you for who you really are…a champion. Andrea Valentine is a champion. I consider myself one of the best ones to ever compete in EAW. And it is really crazy to believe that someone who worked as an interviewer would be able to accomplish those kinds of things, the Openweight Champion, one of the longest reigning Specialists Champion along the great Brody Sparks, the EAW Champion and the Universal Women’s Champion, and finally being able to be inducted in the EAW Hall of Fame…it really makes me feel proud that I was able to accomplish all of that.

Andrea Valentine: I was in a relatively bad point in my career when I started Season 15, Season 14 was…probably one of the worst seasons I had. I lost the EAW Championship when starting it out. I suffered more setbacks than anything. I even got injured and the plans I had were thrown out of the window; my luck wasn’t very good back then. So what was my mindset starting out Season 15? I wasn’t going to worry about what happened. I wasn’t going to let it drag me down because I know what I am capable of and I know what Andrea Valentine can do. So after finally getting a win over The Visual Prophet and losing a spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, which by the way, Starrstan still hasn’t given me a reason as to why 🙄, I decided I wasn’t going to sit in my hands any longer and I went to challenge Ms. Extreme for the Universal Women’s Championship. I didn’t want to miss another opportunity that I deserved. I had no fear of failing and no second guessing. I wanted to become the Universal Women’s Champion, and despite Camille’s best tries, throwing everything my way to stop me dead in tracks, I persevered and I was able to stand tall with the championship in my hands.

Andrea Valentine: And after all of that…it is fair to say I was able to become the greatest Universal Women’s Champion of all time. I was the one who dethroned Camille and put an end to her dominant reign as champion. I was able to defend against Madison Kaline and Cameron Ella Ava, and I was finally able to accomplish what I wanted so long, being able to defend successfully as champion at Pain for Pride. I did that by beating Kassidy Heart, even though she was willing to rip me apart into pieces. I didn’t stop fighting to defend that championship with my own blood, sweat and tears and I succeeded. I was able to beat someone like the Necro Mauler and achieve my Pain for Pride moment, walking out of there still a world champion. Being the one to dethrone Camille, and having successful defenses against women that are in the Hall of Fame just like me? That is why I am not lying when I consider myself the greatest Universal Women’s Champion. So it is incredibly frustrating that my all-time great title reign ended in the fashion that it did, being attacked from behind with a lead pipe. After processing fully what happened, I could only laugh because I couldn’t believe someone like Harper Lee could only beat me doing it that way, seriously, she is so lucky that EAW is owned by Disney now because Lorrrrrrrrd 👒 she wouldn’t hear the end of everything that I have to say right now.

Andrea Valentine: However… I know how to be a grown woman unlike her so let me turn down my 11 to a 10 and let me speak clearly to the people listening. I don’t like Harper Lee. Yes, I know, that revelation shocks everyone to the core! 😱 I will cut to the chase. I don’t really have a lot of respect for someone like Harper and I don’t believe that she is a great representation of that championship. I fought my way into winning that championship, I put my body in line to make sure I came out of King of Elite as Universal Women’s Champion and then instead of fighting me fair and square, she decides to take the easy route and simply attack me from behind while I was at my weakest, and she even went the extra mile with the lead pipe, which I find really hilarious that Harper acts like she won 10 straight marathons whenever she brags about that win even though the only way she could keep me down was with a lead pipe straight to the back of my head 🙂. I genuinely had no problem giving her the match right then and there that night if she just asked nicely, but now she brought this upon herself, where now she will be remembered as the Universal Women’s Champion who lost in her first defense.

Andrea Valentine: I really see no necessity with having to explain why Harper holding that title is so wrong on all levels. That belt has been held by some of the very best to ever compete inside of EAW and Harper Lee just isn’t a name that belongs on the list. Is she a good wrestler? Of course, I have never denied that. I even said that already when I first reacted to losing my championship that way. She is indeed a good competitor but she has shady tactics. Example? One of those instances being interfering in a match and giving Serenity the win and the chance to fight her for the Specialists Championship, just so she didn’t have to fight Ximena. That really worked out so well for her, but that’s none of my business! She has a lack of character, where somehow despite being the Universal Women’s Champion and being on top of the world, she continues to be annoying and find ways to complain even though she is supposed to be a world champion 😆. With those kinds of characteristics, she will never be someone respectable in EAW and I will be damned if the division I am proud to be a part of has someone like Harper at the helm of it. You can continue to repeat how hard you worked for this but I worked harder to win that championship. I put more time that you could ever imagine into the business I love and being considered a true champion, despite you carrying that belt Harper, you haven’t showed a single glimpse of being called a champion, and if you want to prove me the wrong…then you will do that when we get in that ring and you prove to me that you deserve that belt. Because next week here in Rome, I am going to beat the tar out of you and take back the Universal Women’s Championship, and there is nothing that you can do that is going to make the match go any other way.

(Andrea took a deep breath and turned her back on the camera. She believed she had said enough and it is clear in her words that she isn’t going to give up on her quest to be the greatest Universal Women’s Champion, not when she has worked so hard to be considered that. The last shot is of Andrea walking away and continuing to explore the rest of the Colosseum as Voltage fades away back to the arena.)

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

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac plays to loud cheers from fans, despite some being in the corner of Daryl as TLA comes out in his lowrider as usual, parking on the ramp area, and beginning his walk to the ring. TLA looks prepared for this match, which should have happened back at Midsummer Massacre before things got out of hand with Eden Sinclair.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first! Hailing out of Tlaxcala, Mexico, weighing in at 210 pounds…TLA!!!!!!

James Peters: Well, folks, it’s finally happening, the wait is over. TLA versus Daryl Kinkade.

Rich Russillo: I’m interested to see what both men are gonna bring to the table, especially because in situations like this, they are both are able to deliver.

James Peters: TLA, especially. We’ve seen him beat top talents here in EAW, but no man is unbeatable, even a Hall of Famer like this. Kinkade stand a great chance of beating TLA tonight.

Persephone: Totally.

(‘Primrose’ by Dream State plays to a mixed reaction from fans, again, some in the place of Daryl, some in the place of TLA. But Daryl doesn’t let that affect his focus as he walks down the ramp, staring directly at TLA, knowing what a big win this could be for him.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent! Hailing out of Norwich, England, weighing in at 225 pounds…HE IS THE KINK OF ELITE…DARYL KINKADE!!

Rich Russillo: You said he stands a great chance, and just look at the way he’s carrying himself, with that determination, with that focus, he’s aware of what awaits him in that ring.

James Peters: But in between that, there’s confidence, which every performer needs to take that next step in their career.

Rich Russillo: Daryl just better not get overconfident.

(Daryl sheds his entrance gear as he locks eyes with TLA from the opposite corner.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: This match is officially underway as both competitors meet in the middle of the ring. The crowd are hit for this match, and can’t wait to see these two go at it, especially after missing out at Midsummer Massacre. The anticipation dies down as the two lock up! Kinkade gets the advantage early, backing TLA up against the ropes. But TLA shifts Daryl around, pinning him up against the ropes now! The referee quickly intervenes, and we get a clean break between the two. But TLA pats the chest of Daryl with both hands, playing some mind games here.

TLA: :lick:

Rich Russillo: Both competitors circle one another, sort’ve in that feeling out process before locking hands together, looking like a test of strength attempt. But Daryl finds himself with the advantage again, wringing the arm of TLA, and keeping control of that wrist. But The Latin Assassin rolls forward, and wrings the arm of Daryl now, dropping him down to a knee. TLA has a smirk on his feet, loving the fact he’s in control now.

James Peters: Kinkade powers back to a vertical base, and does a front roll himself before ducking underneath the arm of TLA, and spins him around for a side headlock takedown! You might need to replay that one at home, because Kinkade was so quick there. TLA has his arm grinded into the side of Daryl’s face, hoping to push him off, but Daryl has that hold in tight, no signs of releasing anytime soon. Keeping TLA grounded isn’t a bad idea, we know he likes to incorporate Lucha libre into his style, which is very fast paced, high flying.

Rich Russillo: TLA powers back up, and goes to rebound Daryl off the ropes. But Kinkade skids to a screeching halt, dropping down to a knee, and bringing TLA along with him, continuing to trap him in that side headlock. TLA tries to rebound Daryl off the ropes a second time, this one, it works. BUT DARYL COMES BACK WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!

James Peters: TLA is down, clutching the back of his head, which hit hard on the mat. And Daryl runs off the ropes, but TLA rolls over to his stomach, forcing Kinkade to jump over the hurdle in his pathway, and he runs off the ropes again. TLA stands himself up, and leapfrogs over Daryl! Kinkade rebounds into a hip toss from TLA, followed by a cartwheel into a seated dropkick, hitting the side of Daryl’s face!

Persephone: Wow, wasn’t that awesome? 😄

Rich Russillo: Definitely! Impressive show of athleticism there by TLA, who goes for a rear chinlock on Daryl. Kinkade slips out of it, and wrestles TLA down to the canvas for a grounded front facelock. But TLA doesn’t take long to stand himself up, and back Daryl up against the corner. The referee is telling Daryl to release the hold he has on TLA.

Referee: ONE! TWO!

James Peters: A clean break as Daryl puts his hands up, allowing TLA to get himself together. But the Hall of Famer takes advantage of an opportunity, grabbing the momentarily defenseless Daryl into a standing side headlock, bringing him to the center of the ring for a side headlock takedown! Kinkade wraps his arms around the waist of TLA, and rolls him over onto both shoulders, bridging for a cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Rich Russillo: TLA kicks out, and immediately regains control. However, not for long as Daryl fights back to a vertical base, and bounces him off the ropes to escape. Kinkade drops down, forcing his opponent to leap over, reminiscent of TLA earlier. Daryl pops back to his feet, but TLA wisely hangs on to the ropes, stopping himself from rebounding back, and charges at Daryl, who sidesteps the attempt at an attack.

James Peters: TLA rebounds off the ropes again, and Daryl ducks down, perhaps signaling for a back body drop! But that was too early as TLA counters with a sunset flip! Daryl rolls through to his feet, and cracks the seated TLA with a front dropkick to the face! TLA clutches at his forehead while attempting to get back up, but Daryl rushes the process, standing TLA up for a side headlock takedown! Daryl continues to tighten his hold.

Rich Russillo: TLA is back to his feet, and backs Daryl up into the corner, catching him with a shot to the rib cage, doubling Kinkade over for a snap suplex in the center, and TLA floats over into the cover!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Rich Russillo: Quick kickout after the ref’s hand hit for one, showing just how much is left in the tank. You’re gonna have to do a lot more than that, TLA.

Persephone: I’m shocked, I thought he had him right there. 😲

James Peters: Daryl sits up, and TLA tags him with a well-measured penalty kick to the spine! Kinkade winces in pain before getting up to a kneel, leaning himself on the middle rope, and creating some slight separation between TLA and himself. Keyword: slight. As TLA grabs hold of Daryl for an Irish whip into the corner! TLA put a lot of force into that as Kinkade crumpled down on impact.

Rich Russillo: Daryl favors his lower back, but gets brought back to his feet by TLA for a snapmare, transitioned into rear chinlock. TLA really wrenches on it, but that’s not enough to stop Daryl from getting back to his feet again. Realizing this, TLA adapts to the situation, grabbing the wrist of Kinkade, and pulling him into a short-arm clothesline.

James Peters: TLA takes time to catch his breath before turning around to face Kinkade, who staggers into the corner, having picked himself back up. TLA is in hot pursuit, CONNECTING WITH AN OPEN-HANDED CHOP IN THE CORNER, ECHOING THROUGHOUT THE ARENA! Daryl is feeling the effects of that, favoring his chest area, but TLA removes his hand out of the way, so he can’t block ANOTHER OPEN-HANDED CHOP! If he keeps this up, Daryl’s chest is gonna turn the color of raw hamburger meat.

Rich Russillo: TLA creates some separation, looking to build as much momentum as possible before charging at Daryl in the corner, ONLY TO GET LAUNCHED UP AND OVER HIS SHOULDER TO THE OUTSIDE! AND OOH! TLA’S FACE HIT THE TOP OF THOSE STEEL STEPS ON THE WAY DOWN! Daryl drops to a knee, hoping to recover from that onslaught he just endured, but with TLA seemingly down and out on the outside, the referee begins his count.

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

Persephone: After being checked out by medical personnel on the outside, TLA beats the count! 🙃

James Peters: And he goes for a right hand on Daryl, who’s pulled himself up, using the ropes for assistance. But Kinkade blocks the punch, and answers with one of his own! Forearm smash connects, and another! The momentum might be shifting back to Daryl’s side as he whips TLA off the ropes! No! TLA reverses at the last minute, sending Daryl to the ropes instead! AND HE CRASHES INTO HIM WITH A RUNNING BACK ELBOW!

Persephone: So much for momentum being on his side, James.

James Peters: :wow:

Rich Russillo: Kinkade rolls out of the ring, stunned after that explosive bit of offense, BUT GETS WIPED OUT WITH A TRIANGLE CORKSCREW PLANCHA SHORTLY AFTER GETTING HIMSELF TOGETHER! That didn’t feel good for Kinkade, but the fans certainly loved seeing an impressive, high flying maneuver like that! Daryl gets rolled back into the ring for a cover!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

James Peters: Kickout at two! The rear chinlock is strapped in once more, allowing TLA to halt the momentum of his opponent, along with forcing Daryl to exert energy, every time he has to power back to his feet, kinda like he’s doing now. Repeated shots to the body land, loosening before breaking the grip of TLA, and Daryl doubles him over following a spinning back kick.

Rich Russillo: Kinkade runs off the ropes in front, but gets cut off with a forearm smash, spinning Daryl around. BUT HE COMES BACK WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP! CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BY TLA, BUT DARYL DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT FOR A PELE KICK! Putting TLA on the receiving end of his own signature manuever as he falls flat on the canvas!

Persephone: I’m being dazzled by the fighting spirit!

James Peters: I’m sure you are. …Both competitors begin to stir, you can see TLA is dazed as he crawls over to the corner, picking himself up in there. Daryl stands himself back up without any assistance, and charges at TLA for a EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Irish whip to the opposite corner, and Daryl catches him with another European uppercut, jacking the jaw of his opponent. But he isn’t done, Irish whip to the opposite corner again for the EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!

Rich Russillo: Again, Irish whip to the opposite corner! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! TLA briefly stumbles out of the corner before dropping down to all fours, and rolling out underneath the bottom rope. BASEBALL SLIDE SENDS TLA BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE, AND DARYL STEPS OUT ONTO THE APRON FOR A RUNNING PENALTY KICK TO THE FACE AS TLA GOT CLOSER!

James Peters: TLA is sprawled on the outside, and quickly gets rolled back into the ring! No wasted motion on Daryl’s end as he goes for the cover, hooking the leg!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHH-

James Peters: SHOULDER UP! Frustration begins to show on the face of Kinkade, but that look soon turns to one of focus as he stalks TLA from the corner, urging, daringhim to get up! MONKĒ FLIP! …NO! DARYL TRIED FOR THE FRONT FLIP DDT, BUT TLA SENT HIM OVERHEAD FOR A BACK BODY DROP! HOWEVER, DARYL LANDS ON HIS FEET, AND SPINS AROUND, WALKING RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW FROM TLA, WHO MUST’VE EXPECTED HIM!

Rich Russillo: Daryl staggers momentarily, but tries for a right hand, and gets caught with a kick to the midsection, followed up by a penalty kick to the face! Daryl jolts upright, and TLA off the ropes in front! BUT KINKADE RUNS AT HIM WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM, AND TLA SIDE STEPS FOR A REBOUND GERMAN SUPLEX!

James Peters: Daryl landed high on his neck and shoulder area, causing him to lie prone on the canvas, seemingly just down and out. He hasn’t moved an inch. If I were TLA, I’d consider just covering him.

Persephone: I sure hope his neck isn’t broken, and we’d be forced to have a stoppage. That’d be terrible. :aww:

James Peters: :Cmon:

Rich Russillo: Regardless, TLA brings 225 pounds of dead weight back to his feet with both arms hooked in a full Nelson, dumping him high on his neck and shoulders again with a dragon suplex, this time bridging it for the cover!

James Peters: TLA didn’t wanna take any chances with the possibility of Daryl kicking out, and it might pay off here!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHH-

James Peters: KICKOUT AT TWO! Daryl rolls away from TLA, but in his attempt to create separation, he might’ve accidentally just allowed the wheels to turn in TLA’s head, who climbs to the top rope. It could be time we see Burno- NO! DARYL RUSHES BACK TO HIS FEET, AND TRIES TO RUSH TLA ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! HOWEVER, TLA LEAPS OVER, AND ROLLS THROUGH TO HIS FEET! KINKADE HITS ARMPIT FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! DARYL TURNS AROUND, AND TLA CHARGES IN FOR A CORNER VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT!

Rich Russillo: Daryl crumples back down to the canvas, being in perfect position for TLA to hit Burnout as he climbs to the top rope again, taking his time just a bit, showing the wear and tear of this matchup! …WHAT THE- DARYL IS BACK TO HIS FEET, AND USES A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI TO KNOCK TLA OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

James Peters: TLA spills all the way to the floor, and struggles to pick himself back up, but eventually manages to do so, AND GETS TAKEN DOWN BY KINKADE WITH A SASUKE SPECIAL! Daryl grabs hold of TLA’s hair, and rolls him back into the ring. Kinkade goes to the top rope, and I’m wondering what he could be setting up for now- BUT WE WONT FIND OUT AS TLA CROTCHES HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

Rich Russillo: These two have to be running off pure adrenaline at this point, taking each other’s best shots, and managing to still save themselves in vital moments like this. Neither wants to lose, and understandably so. Captain Charisma is watching, Eden is watching, the fans are watching, all eyes are on them right now as TLA climbs to the top turnbuckle with Daryl up there, and takes him off with an AVALANCHE HURRICANRANA!

Persephone: :roman:

James Peters: Daryl rolls in perfection positioning for TLA to scale the opposite corner. TLA GOES FOR THE 630, BUT ROLLS THROUGH TO HIS FEET AFTER NOTICING KINKADE GET OUT OF THE WAY! TLA TURNS AROUND, AND GETS CAUGHT WITH MONKĒ FLIP! THE RUNNING FRONT FLIP DDT SPIKES TLA ON HIS HEAD! Daryl pulls him up by the back of his tights, and turns him around for the Cross Legged Fisherman Buster.

Rich Russillo: If A Beautiful Lie lands, this one is very much over. TLA already got dumped on his head, and this could be the final nail in his coffin if any.

Persephone: :mjgrinmask:

James Peters: TLA SLIPS OUT BEHIND DARYL, AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND THE WAIST FOR A REAR WAISTLOCK! KINKADE GETS DRIVEN CHEST FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE BEFORE BEING ROLLED UP FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRRRR-

Rich Russillo: AND DARYL KICKS OUT!

Persephone: You woulda thought the match would be over by now, but no, it just keeps going! Haha, hurray!

James Peters: BOTH COMPETITORS SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY CATCH ONE ANOTHER WITH FOREARM STRIKES! Daryl doubles over, and TLA goes for a penalty kick to the chest after briefly being on spaghetti legs, but Daryl catches the boot, standing himself upright, looking TLA right in the eyes, and spins him around for a ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT TURNS TLA INSIDE OUT! THERE WAS A LOT OF FORCE PUT BEHIND THAT!

Rich Russillo: Daryl picks TLA up by the back of his tights again, BUT THIS TIME, IT DOESNT GO AS SMOOTHLY WITH TLA CRACKING HIS OPPONENT IN THE HEAD WITH THE CARTEL KICK! DARYL IS ON WOBBLY LEGS, AND TLA TAKES ADVANTAGE! DESMADRE! DARYL TRIED TO BACK BODY DROP TLA IN A FINAL ACT TO SAVE HIMSELF, BUT GOT CAUGHT WITH THE REBOUND SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!

James Peters: BUT TLA DOESNT HOLD IT FOR THE COVER, AND JUST CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE! DARYL IS OUT OF IT, AND I THINK THERES VERY LITTLE CHANCE FOR HIM TO COUNTER BURNOUT! THE CORKSCREW 630 SENTON!! DARYL GOT ALL THE WIND TAKEN OUT HIS SAILS, EVIDENT BY THE COUGHS BEFORE BOTH LEGS ARE HOOKED FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERES YOUR WINNER…TLA!!

(‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac plays to a thunderous reaction from fans, having lied witness to such an entertaining match between the two, and TLA rises off of Daryl to have his hand raised in victory.)

Persephone: 👏 Bravo! What a match!

James Peters: Despite the fact I can’t tell you she’s being genuine on that claim herself, she’s very much right. What a match between these two men.

Rich Russillo: It was a bit of everything! High flying, technical, hard hitting, just about all you’d want in a wrestling match.

James Peters: In the end, there could be one winner, and his name is TLA!

(The camera fades elsewhere on a shot of TLA heading up the ramp as he high fives fans with Daryl leant up against the barricade, clutching at his ribs, and wincing in pain.)

(Commercial for She-Hulk, coming to Disney+ on August 17th!)

(“Blood, Milk & Sky” by White Zombie blasts through the PA system of the WIZink Center, the capacity Madrid audience cheering enthusiastically to welcome the EAW World Champion, Minerva, who over the commercial break, has made herself comfortable inside of the ring, and now stands with a microphone in her hand. Over her shoulder lies the highly coveted EAW Championship, which glistens under the bright lights of the arena, but no brighter than the glint in her icy blue eyes. Soon enough, “Blood, Milk, & Sky” dies down, just as Minerva stares directly into the hard camera, licking her lips just as she raises her microphone to speak.)

Minerva: …what did you expect to happen?

(Minerva turns around to look at her audience, shrugging playfully while they applaud her, and she reminds everyone of the result of her first successful championship defense that had taken place at Midsummer Massacre.)

Minerva: What other result could have possibly transpired when my opponent and I entered that ring together? It was obvious from the beginning that Ronan Malosi was NEVER going to walk away with the EAW Championship in his possession. Trying to convince yourself otherwise is a sure sign of madness. It sure is cute that he THOUGHT he could beat me, but face it: Ronan Malosi is not built to be a champion, as it’s clear to everybody that Ronan doesn’t care at all about this sport, our profession, or this championship.

(She rhythmically taps her fingers across the face of her championship at her acknowledgement.)

Minerva: I know his type. And I’ve toppled his sort many times before. No matter how many empty, baseless words he came up with to convince himself that he is “better” than me, it wasn’t enough. And it will never be enough for anyone carrying that crippling, childlike mentality and somehow expects to take this championship from me. Ronan Malosi is far more concerned with being perceived as a “star” or household name, and because of that, he will never be capable of reaching the tier of competition that I have been on, steadily and consistently, since my arrival in EAW. That man was–IS a waste of my, yours, his own, and anyone else in EAW’s time, and he is absolutely delusional for thinking that he might ever amount to more than he is. Nobody takes him seriously, especially not me. It’s insulting to me and those of us who genuinely view this sport and this business as more than a mere form of entertainment and spectacle. He has always been completely disconnected from the reality that competitors such as myself face every day. But last weekend, I allowed him, and everyone else, to finally come to terms with that reality and gave you all the match outcome that no one would have dared bet against–and here I stand, still your EAW World Champion.

(As Minerva reminds her audience that she is indeed still the EAW Champion, she lifts her title from her shoulders and raises it high in the air for all to see. She turns her head up to admire the championship along with her audience who give her a massive approving pop, showing their tremendous respect for Minerva’s efforts as champion and acknowledging all that this belt represents for her.)

Minerva: With Ronan back where he belongs–the bottom of the totem pole, solidified forever as no more than the guy who got pissed on by Steroid Dawg a few years ago at Pain for Pride–I’m keeping my wits about me, and looking ahead, focusing solely towards Rise of the Resistance and making sure that everything continues to go according to MY plan. As I’m sure you all have heard, earlier this evening, Captain Charisma readily announced that my championship will be on the line at Rise of the Resistance. I am more than ready to get my hands on a worthy challenger considering that my Midsummer appetizer hardly served to arouse my palette. I’m ready for something bigger, larger, more satisfying and filling, and I can only hope that come Rise of the Resistance, my opponent is going to deliv–

(“Ambitionz Az a Ridah” by Tupac cuts Minerva off, and the audience explodes in response, absolutely ecstatic to see none other than TLA for the second time this evening. In the center of the ring, a smirk grows across Minerva’s face as she realizes that his presence on stage reveals TLA’s intention to step up to the metaphorical plate and attempt to give Minerva the challenge she’s requested. Curiously, she turns her attention to the stage.)

James Peters: The Hall-of-Famer, TLA, is back out here for the second time tonight, only after JUST having competed against Daryl Kinkade!

Persephone: Yeah, he barely gave us any time to miss him at all. Are his reasons for coming back out here as obvious as I think they are?

Rich Russillo: It could very well be that way, Persephone. If it’s a challenge that Minerva wants, there’s no one better to deliver than a highly decorated Hall-of-Famer competitor such as TLA!

Persephone: Considering Minerva and TLA faced off just a couple of weeks ago and Minerva walked away with the victory, I can’t imagine why Minerva would expect very much from TLA moving forward. But stranger things have happened before. 😀

(It appears there is a little bit of truth to what Persephone has just shared–as Minerva leans over the edge of the ropes facing the stage, she smiles in TLA’s direction, rather amused to see him, out of everybody, stepping up to her tonight. “Ambitionz Az a Ridah” cuts out abruptly, but the TLArmada holds up with their enthusiasm, showering TLA with a positive reception as he raises the microphone in his hand to speak, still glistening with sweat after his match not even a full ten minutes ago.)

TLA: Aye, mami, listen. I see that look on your face, pero, you gotta hear me out. I know what it is you lookin’ for when it comes to your title defense, and I can assure you, you don’t gotta look no further. If there is anybody on that EAW roster that’s capable of giving you a challenge, there’s nobody better equipped to give these great fans the finest competition that their money can buy–you know, they deserve it, and they deserve luchas like me who stay keepin’ it real and keepin’ it raw. I can’t make no excuses for what happened on Voltage some weeks ago the last time we was in the ring together, but believe me when I tell you that’s not finna stop me from going hard every time I step into that ring. Sure enough didn’t stop me from securin’ the W on a very game and a very competitive Daryl Kinkade just before you waltz out here, and even though that match didn’t go on the Midsummer Massacre like it was supposed to thanks to some dumb Disney politics, I ain’t about to miss Rise of the Resistance, not for nothin’ and not for nobody, we goin’ on and continuin’ to make waves, so how about it, mami? If you game, then I say we go at it–

(“Self Help Tape” by Moses Sumney begins to blare throughout the PA system, completely interrupting TLA mid-sentence. Still rather amused at the situation unfolding, Minerva is caught smiling towards the stage, holding back a laugh as Eden Sinclair joins TLA with a microphone of her own. She barely waits for the music to end before she addresses both Elitists and the crowd.)

Eden Sinclair: All this talk about Rise of the Resistance sure is thrilling, isn’t it? Really gets you on the edge of your seat, overflowing with passion and vigor, all for an opportunity to make history. This season is just getting started, and I can already feel the excitement every last one of our Voltage Elitists has already for the upcoming Supershow. It’s amazing to see all the variety of ways that things on Voltage have changed for the better in such a short amount of time. :wow:

(TLA folds his arms across his chest, clearly not pleased to have been interrupted by Eden Sinclair, being that he already knows he’s on her bad side.)

Eden Sinclair: As we push through this upcoming Supershow cycle and aim to deliver our EAW and Disney Universes the best shows humanly possible, it’s obvious to me and to headquarters just how successful each of these Supershows and their unique themes are turning out to be, considering they have gotten not only our fans, but also our rosters especially zealous to take part in. And, let me be the one of the first to tell you, that I completely understand just how important it is for you to have a worthy competitor, Minerva. I hear you loud and clear. But to be sure that we get you what you’re looking for, I say what better way for us to identify that competitor by putting some of the very best to the test?

(As Eden teases the crowd, she turns to TLA with a sweet smile.)

Eden Sinclair: That’s why next week on Voltage, our Main Event will be a match to determine the Number one Contender for the EAW Championship! That match will feature some of Voltage’s very best today–Daryl Kinkade, Sheridan Müller, Drake King–

(As Eden announces each name, she pauses in-between to allow the audience to share their opinion of and enthusiasm for such a star-studded main event match.)

Eden Sinclair: And–in the spirit of fairness–TLA!

(The crowd goes completely ballistic upon hearing TLA’s initials. The camera cuts to a shot of TLA who shakes his head in amusement, clearly showing some signs of frustration about needing to prove himself even further when he was just moments away from issuing a challenge to Minerva on his own.)

Eden Sinclair: The winner of that Fatal Four Way next week will move forward to face Minerva at Rise of the Resistance for the EAW Championship. How does that sound to the both of you?

TLA: Sounds like a cakewalk, Ms. Sinclair. I’ll have you know, in case you forgot, I’ve beaten all three of those folks already, porque soy tan condenadamente bueno, and there’s no doubt I’ma do it again. Matter fact, I welcome the challenge, with wide open arms, cuz that’s who I am, princess, and I’ll prove to you–

(He points aggressively to Eden Sinclair, who takes this gesture rather personally, before turning his attention back to Minerva in the center of the ring.)

TLA: And to YOU, Minerva, that ain’t nobody on the roster right now who can outdo me, who is more ready for an opportunity like this one. I’ma win that main event match, get my spot on that Supershow card, and let the whole EAW Universe and every last one of you Disney ejecutivos you better not leave me off no cards again, if you know what’s best for this company, vato. And I’ma show y’all what happens to anybody who stands in the way of the opportunities I be seeking for myself. I was born fighting. Imma die fighting. Minerva, mami, you better get ready for round two, cuz I promise you that I’ma be the one to give you the match of a lifetime, all in due time.

(TLA drops the microphone with an aggressive pop, and “Ambitionz as a Ridah” picks back up much to the crowd’s approval.)

James Peters: WOW! What a match that Eden Sinclair has just announced for next week! It is definitely a big one, and I cannot WAIT to find out and watch to see who out of these four massive names earn themselves a shot at the EAW Champion!

Persephone: Oh, for sure, James. I really look forward to calling that match next week. You all know how much I love multiman matches, and just how much time they can take up in an evening.

Rich Russillo: I’ll say this, folks–there is not a doubt in my mind that no matter who wins next week, any ONE of those outcomes will turn out to make an amazing EAW Championship match at our upcoming Supershow! :wow:

(In the middle of the ring, Minerva stands perfectly still, her head tilted slightly to one side as she considers each of her potential contenders for the EAW Championship–namely TLA. Her eyes narrow as she watches him on the stage. On the stage, TLA turns his head, and locks eyes with a visibly annoyed Eden Sinclair who glares at him just before he winks at her and finally walks off the stage. We cut back to Minerva who begins exiting the ring. Voltage’s broadcast then fades to black, and then to commercial.)

(Commercial break for glow-ups featuring Terry Chambers. If Jenny Craig and Bellami Hair extensions can work for him, it can work for you! Be your best self!)

(Voltage returns to ringside for the final time tonight, and Bella Braxton is seen standing in the middle of the ring with a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Bella Braxton: And it is for the HARDCORE CHAMMPIIOONNSHIIIP!!!!!!!!

(‘DESTINY’ by Saori Yoshida hits, and the crowd explodes with cheers as ARIA begins to make her way out to the stage. Everyone is excited to see ARIA compete in this match, and ARIA looks more focused and ready than ever before for this Hardcore Championship match. She knows what kind of match this is and what kind of competitor Charlie Marr is, and she looks prepared as she begins to make her way down the ramp for tonight’s main event match.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From Chandler, Arizona… Weighing in at 110 pounds…. AAAAAARRRRRRRIIIIAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

James Peters: And here comes ARIA, the challenger for Charlie Marr’s Hardcore Championship! This is a huge match for ARIA, and one that I’m sure she wants to win especially so she can shut Charlie Marr up!

Rich Russillo: Yeah, Charlie’s had a lot to say about ARIA and throughout it all it’s been pretty clear that Charlie does not see ARIA as the type of competitor capable of dethroning him. Just imagine how huge it’d be if she can prove him wrong tonight!

(‘Praise The Lord’ by Bandokay hits, and the crowd explodes with boos. Charlie Marr begins to make his way out to the stage with his Hardcore Championship. ARIA is staring directly at Charlie Marr, ready for this match to start, meanwhile Charlie looks confident as he walks down the ramp at a slow pace, looking right back at his challenger tonight. Charlie doesn’t pay attention to the crowd at all, clearly just as prepared as ARIA is.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent… From Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom…. Weighing in at 240 pounds… HE IS THE HARDCORE CHAMPION, CHAAARRLLIIIEEEEE MMMAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

Persephone: Charlie Marr, great! It’s too bad that this is a Hardcore Championship match. I’m soo glad that it’s been limited this season, but I still think it’s too dangerous. They can get hurt. Maybe we should bring back the PURE Championship!

James Peters: Anyways, Charlie Marr has been an amazing Hardcore Champion, and tonight could be his opportunity to add another successful defense to his record. I don’t know how this match is going to go, but I’m sure it’ll be great!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(TIMER: 10:00)

James Peters: AND ARIA BURSTS RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE WITH A HUGE DROPKICK TO CHARLIE MARR, SENDING HIM RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!! CHARLIE MARR WAS JUST CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY ARIA AS SHE QUICKLY GETS RIGHT BACK UP TO HER FEET BEFORE RUNNING IN, HITTING A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH THAT CAUSES CHARLIE TO STUMBLE OUT OF THE CORNER!! ARIA QUICKLY GRABS CHARLIE BY THE ARM BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HIM INTO THE ROPES, BUT CHARLIE HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES BEFORE HE COULD BOUNCE OFF OF THEM! ARIA NOW CHARGING IN, AND SHE GOES FOR A-

Rich Russillo: NO! CHARLIE MARR JUST MANAGED TO LIFT HIS CHALLENGER UP OVER THE TOP ROPE, BUT ARIA IS BARELY ABLE TO LAND ON THE RING APRON!!! CHARLIE TURNS AND SWINGS AT ARIA, BUT ARIA IS ABLE TO BLOCK IT, AND SHE HITS CHARLIE WITH ANOTHER FOREARM, THIS ONE CAUSING CHARLIE TO STUMBLE BACKWARDS!!! ARIA WITH A HOT START RIGHT NOW WITH THIS SUDDEN BURST OF OFFENSE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING EVEN MORE EXCITING! ARIA HAS ALREADY BLOWN THE ROOF OFF OF THIS PLACE, BUT SHE’S MAKING HER WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE-

Persephone: :yikes: BUT CHARLIE MARR JUST RAN IN AND SHOVED ARIA OFF OF THE TOP ROPE, CAUSING HER TO FALL DOWN TO RINGSIDE!! That was a pretty nasty fall.

(The crowd immediately begins booing loudly after that fall, but Charlie Marr doesn’t care about their reaction. In fact, he actually seems pleased with his work, having a smirk on his face seeing how much pain ARIA is in after stumbling to the outside.)

James Peters: I don’t know if that sudden rush of energy was because of the time limit or because of all the disrespect ARIA has taken thanks to Charlie Marr, but either way this was a very unique start to the match, and it looks like Charlie has killed ARIA’s momentum! Charlie Marr rolls out of the ring before grabbing ARIA, AND HE THROWS HER RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! ARIA is hurting bad, and it hasn’t even been a full minute yet!

(ARIA grabs onto the steel steps to try and pull herself up, and Charlie slams her face onto the top step! ARIA slowly rolls off of the steps, but Charlie grabs onto her before making an attempt to lift her into a suplex position.)

Rich Russillo: WAIT, ARIA PUNCHES CHARLIE IN THE MIDSECTION RIGHT BEFORE HE COULD LIFT HER UP FOR THE SUPLEX!!! ARIA WITH ANOTHER PUNCH, AND THIS ONE FORCES CHARLIE TO LET GO- BUT CHARLIE JUST SLAPS ARIA IN THE FACE BEFORE GRABBING HER, AND THROWING HER RIGHT BACK INTO THE RING!! Charlie Marr now digging down under the ring, already looking for the first weapon just as we start to approach the first minute mark! ARIA is already back up though, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS RUNNING THE ROPES, KNOWING THAT CHARLIE IS GOING TO RAISE HIS HEAD AS SOON AS HE’S FOUND A WEAPON-

(*CRASH!*)

Persephone: CHARLIE RAISED A STEEL CHAIR WHILE GETTING UP, CAUSING ARIA TO RUN HEAD FIRST RIGHT INTO IT!! ARIA HAD A GOOD PLAN BUT IT FAILED MISERABLY, AND NOW CHARLIE LOOKS FOR ANOTHER WEAPON AFTER ARIA DROPPED DOWN ONTO THE MAT!

(TIMER: 8:54)

Rich Russillo: Charlie Marr pulls a table out from under the ring before sliding it in under the bottom rope, and now he looks down under the ring before grabbing a.. A baseball bat!? Not just any baseball bat, but a metal one, one that could do some serious damage in this matchup! The weapon choices tonight look to be back to the basics, but a baseball bat can still do a lot of damage!

James Peters: And remember the first blood rule! If Charlie Marr makes ARIA bleed at all this match is over, and I think he may be intending to do that! Charlie enters the ring with the baseball bat in hand, AND HE QUICKLY GOES AFTER ARIA-

Rich Russillo: BUT ARIA KNEW WHAT WAS COMING THIS TIME, AND JUST AS CHARLIE WAS ABOUT TO TRY AND SWING AT HER ARIA GRABBED CHARLIE BY THE ARM, TAKING HIM DOWN WITH AN ARM DRAG!!! CHARLIE BROUGHT VARIOUS ITEMS INTO THIS MATCH AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE’S PLANNING TO DO, BUT WITH THAT TABLE COMING INTO PLAY I THINK CHARLIE MARR CARES ABOUT SENDING A MESSAGE JUST AS MUCH AS HE CARES ABOUT WINNING!!

(ARIA quickly gets up as Charlie Marr makes an attempt to get back to his feet, hitting Charlie with a superkick just as he got to a knee! Charlie stumbles into the corner, but he dropped the baseball bat in the process.)

(TIMER: 8:34)

Persephone: ARIA picks up that baseball bat, AND SHE RUNS IN BEFORE SWINGING THE METAL BAT INTO CHARLIE’S STOMACH!!! That was ama- I mean.. That was horrible! Charlie might really be hurt! 😟

James Peters: Well it looks like he’ll be hurting worse soon, AS ARIA MANAGES TO HIT CHARLIE IN THE BACK WITH THE BASEBALL BAT, DROPPING CHARLIE ONTO THE MAT IN PAIN!! ARIA LOOKS TO SWING AGAIN, BUT CHARLIE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME!!! AFTER ALL THAT CHARLIE WAS ABLE TO AVOID WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER DEVASTATING SWING!! ARIA LOOKING TO SWING AT CHARLIE ONCE MORE-

Rich Russillo: BUT CHARLIE MARR MANAGES TO THROW A PUNCH AT ARIA!!!

James Peters: ARIA MOVED BACK JUST ENOUGH TO STOP IT FROM HITTING HER, BUT THAT OPENING GAVE CHARLIE JUST ENOUGH TIME TO TURN AND GRAB THE TABLE, BEFORE SHOVING IT RIGHT INTO ARIA’S MIDSECTION!!! CHARLIE MARR WITH A HUGE SAVE FOR HIMSELF, AS IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S STARTING TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS LEADING UP TO THIS MATCH! I don’t know if ARIA would have been so willing to attack Charlie with the bat that early on if Charlie hadn’t provoked her so much!

Rich Russillo: Charlie Marr now pulling himself up before quickly lifting ARIA up, AND CHARLIE PLANTS ARIA ONTO THE MAT WITH A FALLING POWERBOMB!!! CHARLIE MARR WITH THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH RIGHT HERE!!!

ONE!
TWO!!

Rich Russillo: AND ARIA MANAGES TO KICKOUT, KEEPING THIS MATCH ALIVE FOR HERSELF, although with the way things are going now, this could be a very short Hardcore Championship match! Don’t forget the timer, already three minutes have gone by!

(TIMER: 7:02)

Persephone: I’m sooo glad that there hasn’t been any blood yet. I’m also just really glad that bleeding is basically banned and will force the match to stop. I just love it here. No more blood!!

James Peters: Well Charlie Marr just rolled back out of the ring before grabbing that steel chair, and as he reapproaches ARIA I’m actually not too sure what it is he could have planned! Charlie wraps that chair around ARIA’s neck before lifting her up onto his shoulder, OH NO!

Rich Russillo: CHARLIE MARR WITH A SNAKE EYES, EXCEPT INSTEAD OF DROPPING ARIA’S FACE ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, THE CHAIR COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLE, ARIA’S THROAT TO CONNECT WITH THE CHAIR! ARIA DROPS DOWN ONTO THE MAT, AND NOW THIS IS ALL CHARLIE!

(Charlie Marr grabs the table that he left in the ring before setting it up. Charlie then goes and pulls ARIA up by the hair, all while the crowd continues booing relentlessly.)

Charlie Marr: (off-mic) This is what you wanted, huh? You couldn’t just go home and save yourself the embarrassment?

(Charlie slaps ARIA once more, this time before lifting ARIA up into a powerbomb position, planning to powerbomb her into the table with the chair wrapped around her neck.)

James Peters: WAIT, ARIA MANAGES TO PULL THE CHAIR OFF OF HER NECK, AND SHE GRABS BOTH ENDS OF THE CHAIR BEFORE DRIVING THE CHAIR DOWN ONTO CHARLIE’S HEAD!! CHARLIE MARR DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE, LETTING GO OF ARIA AS HE GRABS HIS HEAD IN PAIN, MEANWHILE ARIA JUST COLLAPSED ONTO THE MAT, STILL HURTING FROM ALL THE DAMAGE SHE’S RECEIVED IN THE PAST FEW MOMENTS!! ARIA tries to pull herself towards the ropes to make it back up to her feet, meanwhile Charlie Marr stumbles into the corner, having to grab onto the turnbuckles to stay standing!

Rich Russillo: ARIA pulls herself back up using the ropes, and now she’s making her way over towards Charlie Marr- WHO KNEES ARIA IN THE MIDSECTION BEFORE GRABBING HER HEAD AND SLAMMING HER FACE INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE- BUT WAIT A SECOND! THE TURNBUCKLE WAS EXPOSED!! CHARLIE MARR MUST’VE PULLED OFF THE TURNBUCKLE PAD WHEN HE STUMBLED INTO THE CORNER, AND THAT ALLOWED CHARLIE TO GET THE UPPER HAND BY SMASHING ARIA’S FACE INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! ARIA IS REALLY LUCKY RIGHT NOW THAT HER NOSE DIDN’T CONNECT WITH THAT EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE, BECAUSE IF SHE STARTED TO BLEED RIGHT THERE THIS ONE WOULD BE ALL OVER!

Persephone: ARIA stumbled into the middle of the ring, and now Charlie is pulling himself up onto the middle turnbuckle! I’m pretty sure Charlie doesn’t go high risk very often, and I totally keep track of that as much as I can, so there’s probably not many options he has up there!

James Peters: Yeah, and that should tell us exactly what it is Charlie is setting up for! DEATH OR GLORY-

Rich Russillo: NO! ZIRCON CUTTER BY ARIA!!! ZIRCON CUTTER OUT OF NOWHERE!!! CHARLIE MARR WENT FOR THE DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, AND ARIA WAS ABLE TO COUNTER THAT WITH THE ZIRCON CUTTER!!! ARIA QUICKLY HEADING OVER TOWARDS CHARLIE, AND SHE HOOKS THE LEGS FOR THE COVER!!!

ONE!
TWO!!
THR-

James Peters: CHARLIE MARR GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! CHARLIE MARR SOMEHOW SURVIVES, KEEPING HIS HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN ALIVE AFTER NEARLY LOSING THE TITLE TO ARIA!!! THAT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MUCH CLOSER, BUT NOW’S NOT THE TIME FOR ARIA TO TAKE HER FOOT OFF THE GAS, ESPECIALLY NOT WHEN THE CLOCK IS STILL TICKING! ARIA pulls herself back to her feet while holding her head, AND SHE GRABS THE STEEL CHAIR BEFORE THROWING IT AT CHARLIE MARR’S HEAD, KEEPING CHARLIE DOWN AS THE HARDCORE CHAMPION GRABS HIS HEAD IN PAIN! ARIA now rolls under the bottom rope, and for the first time in this match she’s looking for a weapon of her own!

Rich Russillo: Yeah, and it looks like her weapon of choice is a kendo stick! ARIA slides back into the ring as Charlie Marr is only just now beginning to stir, AND ARIA STARTS HITTING CHARLIE WITH THE KENDO STICK REPEATEDLY, NOT EVEN CARING WHERE SHE HITS HIM AS HE’S HIT WITH MULTIPLE SHOTS TO THE BACK, TO HIS SIDE AND EVEN TO THE HEAD!!! THE HARDCORE CHAMPION IS IN TROUBLE, AND RIGHT NOW ARIA LOOKS LIKE SHE’S IN FULL CONTROL OF THIS MATCH!! THIS IS A SITUATION CHARLIE DIDN’T EXPECT TO BE IN HEADING INTO THIS MATCH, BUT I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY THE CROWD LOVES WHAT THEY’RE SEEING!

Persephone: CHARLIE IS ABLE TO GRAB THE KENDO STICK THOUGH, AND NOW HE TWISTS BEFORE DROPPING ARIA ONTO THE MAT WITH A DROP TOE HOLD!!! ARIA WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD AND THAT JUST GAVE CHARLIE HIS BEST CHANCE TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH! CHARLIE HOLDS ONTO THE KENDO STICK BEFORE PULLING ARIA TOWARDS HIM, AND I THINK HE’S TRYING TO LOCK IN A KENDO STICK ASSISTED VERSION OF “TRANQUILITY” THE REAR NAKED CHOKE!!

James Peters: ARIA DOESN’T LET THAT HAPPEN SO EASILY THOUGH!!! CHARLIE STARTED THE CHOKE BUT BEFORE HE COULD FULLY LOCK IT IN ARIA SLAMMED THE BACK OF HER HEAD INTO CHARLIE’S FACE, BEFORE GRABBING THE BASEBALL BAT AND SLAMMING THE BOTTOM OF THE BAT RIGHT INTO CHARLIE’S FOREHEAD! CHARLIE IS FORCED TO ROLL AWAY FROM ARIA, AND NOW IT’S ARIA THAT GRABS THE KENDO STICK BEFORE RUSHING OVER TO CHARLIE, PUTTING HIM IN A KENDO STICK ASSISTED CROSSFACE!!! THESE TWO ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY CAN TO BRING THIS MATCH TO AN END, AND RIGHT NOW THIS COULD BE THE END OF CHARLIE’S HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN!!

(TIMER: 5:16)

Rich Russillo: CHARLIE MARR IS STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION, AND IT SHOULDN’T BE ANY SURPRISE WHY! A CROSSFACE IS A DIFFICULT MOVE TO ESCAPE AS IS, AND RIGHT NOW THERE’S A KENDO STICK BEING PRESSED AGAINST CHARLIE MARR’S FACE!! CHARLIE MARR MIGHT HONESTLY BE FORCED TO TAP OUT, AND IF THIS HAPPENS WE’LL HAVE A NEW HARDCORE CHAMPION FOR THE MAIN EVENT OF SUPER VOLTAGE!!! IT’D BE SUCH A SURPRISING WAY TO CLOSE THE SHOW, BUT CHARLIE IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO TRY AND SAVE THIS MATCH FOR HIMSELF! HE’S TRYING AS HARD AS POSSIBLE TO NOT TAP OUT!

Persephone: Yeah, but how long can he really survive a submission like this? This match has been way too brutal for me to watch. Maybe he should just tap out now before things get even worse!

James Peters: You know you don’t mean that Persephone, and even if you did I think tapping is out of the question for Charlie Marr! There’s just no way he’d be willing to lose his Championship that way, AND HE’S PROVING THAT RIGHT NOW AS HE SLOWLY MANAGES TO PULL HIMSELF ON TOP OF ARIA FOR A COVER!!

ONE!
TW-

Rich Russillo: ARIA WITH A QUICK KICKOUT, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT’S IMPORTANT HERE! WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT CHARLIE JUST SNATCHED THE KENDO STICK FROM ARIA AS HE ESCAPED THE SUBMISSION, AND NOW HE WHACKS ARIA’S MIDSECTION WITH IT JUST AS SHE TRIED GETTING UP!!! THAT PIN BAILED CHARLIE OUT, AND NOW CHARLIE’S THE ONE REPEATEDLY HITTING ARIA WITH THE KENDO STICK!! ARIA IS IN A LOT OF TROUBLE AS THE TABLES HAVE TURNED IN THE PAST FEW SECONDS, AND NOW CHARLIE HAS BROKEN THE KENDO STICK ACROSS ARIA’S BACK!!

James Peters: Charlie Marr now going back after that steel chair, but instead of hitting ARIA with it he sets it up in the middle of the ring! Charlie now slowly dragging ARIA up, before slamming her face onto the chair! I don’t think that’s all Charlie has in mind though, as he pulls ARIA into a front facelock before setting up the double underhook! Wait.. WAIT A SECOND, IF CHARLIE IS SETTING UP FOR WHAT I THINK HE IS, ARIA’S CHANCES OF WINNING THIS MATCH ARE ABOUT TO DROP TO ZERO!! CHARLIE MARR GOES FOR “THE QUEEN IS DEAD” ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT BEFORE HE COULD DELIVER THE MOVE, ARIA SHOVES HIM AWAY, SENDING CHARLIE FALLING SEATED ONTO THE CHAIR!!! ARIA QUICKLY RUNS THE ROPES BEFORE CHARLIE COULD EVEN REACT, AND ARIA HITS A HUGE CLAYMORE KICK, SENDING CHARLIE FALLING BACKWARDS ONTO THE MAT!!! Both Elitists are down right now, and this match has reached a point where either Elitist could take this one! The problem is, the timer is still ticking, and if it reaches zero the match will end in a draw, and that’s not what the challenger wants in a match like this!

Persephone: Well ARIA is forcing herself back up to her feet, and now she’s slowly pulling Charlie Marr up into a headlock. I think it’s pretty obvious what she’s looking for, and it’s obviously not just a headlock!

James Peters: ARIA IS LOOKING FOR THE HEADLOCK DRIVER! “IT’S RAINING CATS AND DOGS”-

Rich Russillo: BUT CHARLIE MARR DOESN’T LET THAT HAPPEN, INSTEAD LIFTING ARIA UP BEFORE DROPPING HER WITH A BACK SUPLEX TOSS RIGHT ONTO THE OPEN STEEL CHAIR!!! ARIA LANDED BACK FIRST ONTO THE EDGE OF THE CHAIR SEAT, AND I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF PAIN SHE’S IN!!

James Peters: Even while limited these two are finding ways to deal so much damage to one another, and right now Charlie Marr seems to have something else in mind! We’ve already passed the halfway point on this match, and now I think Charlie Marr is ready to wrap this one up! Charlie Marr uses his foot to drag the chair closer towards the ropes before tossing ARIA out onto the ring apron, AND I THINK I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT CHARLIE HAS IN MIND!! THE LAST JUDGEMENT!!! THE LAST JUDGEMENT CONNECTS ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR, ARIA HAS TO BE KNOCKED OUT!!! CHARLIE HOOKS THE LEGS, THAT’S IT! THAT HAS TO BE IT!

ONE!
TWO!!
THREE!!!

Rich Russillo: ARIA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!!! HOW DID ARIA JUST SURVIVE THAT ROPE HUNG DDT ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!??? WHAT AN AMAZING FIGHT WE’RE SEEING FROM ARIA TONIGHT AS CHARLIE MARR HAS NO IDEA HOW SHE’S STILL IN THIS MATCH!!! THE CROWD JUST EXPLODED SEEING ARIA FORCE HER SHOULDER OFF THE MAT, AND NOW MORE THAN EVER IT LOOKS LIKE ARIA STILL HAS A CHANCE IN THIS MATCH!! What are we seeing tonight, how is ARIA pulling this off? I don’t think many others would survive that!

(TIMER: 4:26)

(Charlie Marr slowly sits up, and at this point he’s pissed off seeing that ARIA is somehow still in this match despite some of the brutal moves that she’s survived. The fans in the arena are all cheering for ARIA, and Charlie just grabs ARIA before beginning to speak once again.)

Charlie Marr: (off-mic) You just don’t get it. You’re not taking this title for me. I’m going to end this.

(Charlie slowly gets back up to his feet, and drags ARIA onto the fallen over steel chair, setting her head onto the edge of the chair seat. From there, he begins to make his way up to the top rope.)

James Peters: I don’t like this. Charlie Marr is slowly starting to make his way up to the top rope, meanwhile ARIA is in a real bad spot as her head is sitting on the edge of that steel chair! Whatever it is Charlie has in mind might not just end this match, it might do some permanent damage to ARIA! The Hardcore Championship division has been a bit more restricted this season, but Charlie might have found a way to seriously injure his opponent! SIN SALIDA!!!! THE DIVING FOOT STOMP AS HE AIMS FOR ARIA’S HEAD-

Rich Russillo: AND MISSES!!!!! ARIA BARELY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND CHARLIE IS FORCED TO ROLL UP TO HIS FEET!!! ARIA JUST AVOIDED WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CATASTROPHIC FOR HER CAREER, AND NOW SHE USES THE ROPES TO TRY AND PULL HERSELF BACK UP TO HER FEET, BUT CHARLIE MARR QUICKLY CHARGES IN-

Persephone: BUT ARIA HITS A SPINNING ELBOW STRIKE WHICH CATCHES CHARLIE OFF GUARD!!! CHARLIE MARR STUMBLES BACK- BUT HE SPINS AROUND BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO HIT ARIA WITH THE CHARING CROSS!!!

James Peters: AND THAT DOESN’T CONNECT EITHER!!! ARIA DUCKED UNDER IT BEFORE KICKING CHARLIE’S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM!!! ARIA GRABS BOTH OF CHARLIE’S ARMS, AND SHE HITS HIM WITH A KAMIGOYE KNEE STRIKE, EXCEPT SHE DOESN’T STOP AT JUST ONE!!! ARIA CONTINUES TO HOLD ONTO CHARLIE’S ARMS, AND SHE DELIVERS A SECOND KNEE STRIKE! AND A THIRD!! AND A FOURTH!!! ARIA NOW WITH A FIFTH KNEE STRIKE IN A ROW BEFORE FINALLY LETTING GO OF CHARLIE MARR!!! CHARLIE MARR CAN BARELY EVEN MOVE, AND NOW ARIA DRAGS CHARLIE MARR UP BEFORE-

(Charlie Marr surprisingly is able to shove ARIA into the ropes, but before he could deliver a move ARIA is able to jump up and hit Charlie with a dropkick, knocking Charlie backwards.)

Rich Russillo: ARIA seems to be in control of this one right now, and Charlie Marr is forced to grab the steel chair as ARIA picks up the baseball bat! Both Elitists look worse for wear, but at this point ARIA looks focused on one thing and one thing only, winning the Hardcore Championship! BOTH ELITISTS CHARGE IN AT EACH OTHER NOW, AND CHARLIE MARR SWINGS THE STEEL CHAIR, AIMING FOR ARIA’S HEAD!!

James Peters: ARIA USES THE BASEBALL BAT TO HIT THE CHAIR AWAY FROM HER THOUGH, AND NOW SHE SWINGS THE BASEBALL BAT AT CHARLIE MARR’S MIDSECTION, DROPPING HIM TO A KNEE, BEFORE FINALLY HITTING CHARLIE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! CHARLIE MARR DROPS TO THE MAT, AND I THINK CHARLIE MIGHT BE UNCONSCIOUS AT THIS POINT! ARIA has this might right in the palm of her hand, and now she looks at the table that was set up so long ago! ARIA slowly grabs Charlie, and she starts to drag him on top of the table! What does she have in mind?

(TIMER: 3:02)

(Once Charlie Marr is laid out on top of the table, ARIA hits him with a punch to the face, trying to make sure he stays down. The crowd cheers loudly as ARIA tales a second to catch her breath and think of her next move. After a few seconds, ARIA looks up at the top rope, causing the fans to cheer even louder as she’s seemingly come up with an idea to put this match away and take the Hardcore Championship from Charlie Marr. Finally, ARIA begins to make her way out to the ring apron.)

Rich Russillo: ARIA is slowly starting to make her way up to the top rope, and Charlie Marr hasn’t moved! ARIA has worked really hard for this moment, and Charlie Marr has underestimated her for a while now. Could Charlie’s confidence cost him the Hardcore Championship??? ARIA finally makes it up to the top rope, and I think this might be it!

(TIMER: 2:22)

Rich Russillo: ARIA DIVES OFF OF THE TOP ROPE!!!! 2TF!!!! TO THE FUTURE!!!!

(Suddenly, the crowd’s reaction completely changes, from loud cheers to even louder boos.)

James Peters: CHARLIE MARR GOT OUT OF THE WAY!!!! CHARLIE MARR ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AND ARIA CRASHED AND BURNED, RIGHT THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

Persephone: :lupe: That doesn’t look too good.

(Both Elitists are down for a few seconds, but the first Elitist to get back up is Charlie Marr, who manages to capitalize as soon as he can.)

Rich Russillo: Charlie Marr slowly grabs ARIA before picking her up, AND HE PULLS HER INTO THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK, BEFORE DROPPING ARIA WITH THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!! THE QUEEN IS DEAD CONNECTS, BUT ARIA FALLS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE, ROLLING OUT OF THE RING!!!

(Both Charlie and ARIA are down as the crowd boos as loud as they can, and Charlie takes a few seconds to recover.)

(TIMER: 1:32)

James Peters: Charlie Marr slowly rolls out of the ring, but it doesn’t look like he’s going after ARIA! Instead Charlie Marr is looking back under the ring, and at this point I can’t say I have any idea what it is, but I think ARIA’s done. She was just hit with Charlie Marr’s best!

(Charlie Marr takes out a black bag, and he starts slamming it onto ARIA’s face repeatedly to make sure she stays down, before looking under the ring once more. As the crowd continues to boo loudly for Charlie Marr, Charlie pulls out a large pane of glass.)

Rich Russillo: Oh God… What is Charlie doing?? I don’t know what’s in that bag, BUT CHARLIE JUST SMASHED THE PANE OF GLASS OVER ARIA’S HEAD!!! I THINK CHARLIE MARR IS TRYING TO FORCE BLOOD OUT OF ARIA, AND NOW CHARLIE MARR BEGINS POURING OUT WHAT’S IN THE BAG!!!!

(TIMER: 1:03)

(A bunch of thumbtacks begin pouring out of the bag and onto the pile of broken glass as Charlie Marr has a sick smile on his face. Charlie Marr walks over towards ARIA, and grabs her by her hair.)

James Peters: Oh no.. Oh no no no.. CHARLIE MARR STARTS TO SLAM ARIA’S FACE REPEATEDLY INTO THE SHATTERED GLASS AND THUMBTACKS!!! RICH WAS RIGHT, CHARLIE IS TRYING TO FORCE ARIA TO BLEED, AND I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN WHAT HE WANTED!!!

(TIMER: 00:43)

Rich Russillo: ARIA IS BLEEDING!!! CHARLIE MARR KEEPS SLAMMING HER FACE INTO THE GLASS AND THUMBTACKS, BUT YOU KNOW THE RULES!!! THIS ONE IS OVER!!!

(TIMER: 00:29)

(The camera immediately cuts away from ARIA, and multiple officials run in to pull Charlie Marr away from ARIA as the referee rings the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… AAANNDDD SSTTILLLL YOUR HARDCORE CHAMPION, CHAARRRRLLIIIEEEE MAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

(Charlie is separated from ARIA who is tended to by a few officials, and he is handed his Hardcore Championship while the crowd boos as loud as they can. Charlie Marr has a grin on his face as the match is over and he’s retained his Championship, but the camera can’t even show ARIA’s face thanks to the blood.)

James Peters: :lupe: Oh my God! Charlie Marr really did a lot of damage to ARIA right there, and crossing the line has allowed him to retain his Hardcore Championship! ARIA had a fantastic performance in this match, but right now she’s having to be helped by the officials because of what Charlie did!

Rich Russillo: Yeah. Congratulations to Charlie Marr, but I don’t know if this is going to sit well with everyone backstage, knowing why these new rules were put in place to begin with!

James Peters: That was a great match, and Charlie Marr has been a great Champion. Right now the question is what’s next for him, because at this point I have no idea what…

(As James Peters continues speaking, his voice trails off due to Voltage fading to black, being taken off the air as fast as possible due to the ending of that match.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #328

Dynasty 8/12/22