(EAW intro plays.)

(As always, a recap of last week’s Voltage begins to play. Jamie Cross, Akari Kiyoko, Valerie Hellstorm, Cameron Ella Ava, and ARIA are all seen picking up victories. The camera transitions over to the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and the fans in attendance are seen cheering as the opening pyro goes off. After this, the camera cuts to the commentary team of James Peters, Rich Russillo and Persephone.)

James Peters: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Sunday Night Voltage! We’re approaching Shock Value, and tonight we have some-

Persephone: Very underwhelming matches. Luis isn’t wrestling so I’m not interested.

Rich Russillo: Well… This is still sure to be a fantastic show, and while Persephone may not be excited, we have thousands of people in attendance tonight who are ready to get this show started!

(The scene pans to the ring, although there is no Bella Braxton situated on the mat. A loud sigh was heard, obnoxiously loud at that. And then, the sigh was heard again, this time even louder and longer. In the center of the ring lay one Specialists Champion Bea Valentine. But she was with no championship in sight. She let out one more sigh.)

Bea Valentine: Ohhhh…. Gloria…. GLORIA, GLORIA, GLORIA, GLORIA, GLORIA, GLORIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! 😖😖😖😖

(Bea Valentine was absolutely miserable in the middle of the ring. As she just hit the mat with her fist twice. No Gloria to obtain her happiness.)

Bea Valentine: I have had many weeks in EAW. Some have been okay, some have been amazing, some have been utterly terrible, and some are so bad, they need a new word to come up with in term! Last week was one of those weeks. It was… it was.. It was… MY BRAIN CAN’T EVEN PUT WORDS INTO SENTENCES, AS I AM DETERIORATING EVERY SECOND. My brain is just scrambling, scrambling. LAST WEEK WAS JUST NOT GOOD OKAY. I faced Valerie Hellstorm, who as we know, loses a lot. She loses like a lot, like a LOT. But last week when she faced me, IT WASN’T ONE OF THOSE WEEKS. 2024 IS THE WORST YEAR EVER! I already miss 2023. I hate this so much, I have been praying and hoping a miracle would happen, but it just hasn’t! I am the biggest failure in EAW history. I lost to VALERIE HELLSTORM. Sure you can make the case this and that, BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH HUMILIATION I HAVE AFTER LOSING TO VALERIE? But that wasn’t even the worst part, as I start to allude, I get emotional. I just can’t fathom right now. I feel like a horrendous Elitist, entirely. I feel like a stupid Elitist. I was excited for Valentine’s day, but it was the worst day of my LIFE. BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER. The one, who completes me.. she was nowhere to be found!

(Bea Valentine was in absolute agonizing pain, that was proven centerfold. She just held her heart, before pretending to die in the middle of the ring. She laid there a good 15 seconds, before rising back up. Wiping her eyes, her makeup was a mess.)

Bea Valentine: To fight so hard for something, only to have it ripped from your hands, something that I EARNED. ON MY OWN FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING. SOMETHING THAT I FOUGHT FOR AND EARNED. Just for Luis De La Rosa to be involved in taking it away from me, IT’S JUST NOT FAIR. And contrary to popular belief, LUIS DE LA ROSA ISN’T A REAL HUMAN BEING, THAT IS A MANNEQUIN THAT LA FAMILIA IS USING TO BUILD A FACADE!! TELL ME WHEN I’M LYING! But just.. UGH. I am aching in my stomach. My entire brain is scrambled. My mental health is being distraught by my physical health, as I just don’t feel in my element. I GOT BANNED FROM THE CORNER STORE FOR SMOKING EVERY CIGARETTE THEY HAD! THEY TOLD ME TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK! IT’S JUST.. I fit in nowhere, without my Gloria 😖😖😖😖😖😞😞😞😞😞😞😞!!!!

(Bea Valentine cried out in pain as she collapsed on the mat, pretending to be dead. She sat there for 20-ish seconds. Before she rose up. She just wiped her eyes, her makeup a mess. Nothing about it was to be written home on.)

Bea Valentine: I AM NOTHING WITHOUT GLORIA. I’M NOT EVEN REALLY A CHAMPION AT THIS RATE, I AM JUST POSER, A POSEY LITTLE POSER LOSER, WHO HAS NOTHING TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IN HER SAD LIFE FULL OF MISERY!

(Bea Valentine continued to cry out and wail in agony, but all of a sudden, she would be met with Cornelius. Cornelius looked at her with concern, as he slid into the ring. Consulting her.)

Cornelius: Madame Bea! It’s going to be okay, stop overwhelming yourself. This isn’t good for your health!

Bea Valentine: It’s not good, it’s not good at all. How many champions lose their championships without it even being on the line?

Cornelius: You are still the champion Madame Bea! Nothing else changes there! Valerie isn’t an official champion!

Bea Valentine: It’s all….so…💔 I.. just.. I think I am ready now, I think it’s my time.

Cornelius: Huh? What are you saying Madame Bea?

Bea Valentine: I have lived a full life. I think it’s time to close my eyes here and call it for good.

(Bea Valentine closed her eyes, pretending to be dead again, but yet. That was glaring obvious, she wasn’t dead. Cornelius just sighed, lifting Bea up.)

Cornelius: Come on Madame Bea, let’s get you somewhere to safety, this isn’t a good look for you at all-

(Cornelius was carrying Bea Valentine out of the ring, but then she suddenly pushed Cornelius back. “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo sounded through the speakers as Bea Valentine looked angered up the ramp!)

Bea Valentine: GET OUT HERE YOU HAG!

(Valerie Hellstorm walked out onto the ramp, she had none other than Gloria on her waist. She laughed at Bea as she just smiled. She was alone, but if you asked Bea Valentine she was with Gloria. Valerie stopped now, her theme song dying down, creating just enough distance between her and Bea, as she began to speak.)

Valerie Hellstorm: Hey Bea, you had a good week? I had a great one. Me and Gloria have had plenty of time to get accustomed towards one another. Going on many journeys. We went to the park, we went on a long walk. Then, we went out to dinner, we did everything together, I see why you love her so much, Bea. She’s very special, very amazing. If I were you, I would not wanna be without her either. THANKFULLY, that won’t be the case. As I am the NEW Specialists Champion, and more importantly, I am NOW Gloria’s new mother! Isn’t that right, Gloria?

(Bea Valentine was almost as red as a tomato in the ring, as Valerie took the Specialists Championship off her waist. She placed it up to her ear and acted as delusional as Bea Valentine would. She then smirked, pulling Gloria down from her ear.)

Valerie Hellstorm: You know what Gloria just said Bea? She prefers me more than you 😇!

(Bea Valentine had snapped there. Trying to leave the ring! But, Cornelius knew she would act upon impulse, and it wasn’t a good decision for her. Cornelius pulled her back, as Bea Valentine furiously screamed at the top of her lungs, begging to be freed.)

Bea Valentine: LET ME GO! LET ME GO! CORNELIUS LET ME GO! I HAVE TO GO GET GLORIA BACK. GIVE ME GLORIA BACK YOU WITHERED OLD HAG! YOU DON’T DESERVE HER. YOU DON’T DESERVE HER! I SAID YOU DON’T DESERVE HER! PUT HER DOWN, OR I WILL CURSE YOUR FAMILY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION! GIVE HER BACK NOW!!!!!!

Valerie Hellstorm: It isn’t that easy Bea. Fyi, I beat you last week. I finally settled the score against your annoying ass. You talked all that shit, just to lose. So with that said, you really shouldn’t be champion at all right now. There is no statistic or proof, as to why Gloria should be in your possession. Nothing commendable, nothing probable. You are inferior to me, and it’s been shown that. So let’s look at it like this Bea. Last week I beat you. I beat you! I can do it again too. But I knew how you would act, making up every excuse, blowing snot out of your mouth like a baby. I needed leverage, Bea.

Bea Valentine: [Off Mic] THE ONLY THING YOU’LL NEED LEVERAGE FOR IS WHEN I BEND YOUR STUPID SPINE!

(Cornelius continued to hold Bea back, as he hoped for Bea to finish and listen to what Valerie had to say..)

Cornelius: Madame Bea.. listen to what she is saying..

Valerie Hellstorm: I know that you want Gloria back, Bea. I know that you won’t stop at nothing, to have her back. And if you ever wanna see her again? Thennnnnn……

Bea Valentine: THEN? THEN! GET TO IT ALREADY!

Valerie Hellstorm: Shock Value.

Bea Valentine: OKAY GET TO THE POINT QUIT DRAGGING IT OUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

Valerie Hellstorm: You have no other choice Bea Valentine, you are backed in a corner as you deserve. You will face me in a match at Shock Value, which I deserve after beating you. And only then, IF you beat me. You can get Gloria back So?

Bea Valentine: I….

(Bea Valentine realized she was stuck between a rock and a hard place. She frowned, life was miserable.. and she had no other choice than to.)

Bea Valentine: Okay.. I accept… I will face you at Shock Value…

Valerie Hellstorm: Good, say bye to the woman in the ring Gloria!

(Valerie waved at the ring as she walked off, holding Gloria in the air for Bea Valentine to look at.)

Bea Valentine: GLORIA I WILL GET YOU BACK! I PROMISE! I WILL!!!

(Valerie was gone, as Bea Valentine just dropped her microphone. She was unsure, but she left the ring. She was not feeling herself at all, she didn’t even allow Cornelius to carry her off! She just walked away like nothing else mattered. The scene soon fades out.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, where Bea Valentine defends the Specialists Championship against Valerie Hellstorm.)

( Voltage transitions from the previous segment that happened to kick off tonight, back to the show with ‘DESPERADO’ by ALI playing out loud throughout the arena as Akari Kiyoko steps out and shows a confident smile that he has for tonight’s match. Akari makes his way toward the ring as he looks forward to winning this battle. )

Bella Braxton: YOUR OPENING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!… INTRODUCING FIRST!… FROM AOMORI, JAPAN!… WEIGHING IN AT 187 POUNDS!…. THE HOPEFUL SOUL!!!!!!!!…. AKARIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… KIIIIIYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( Akari enters the ring and takes off his entrance gear as ‘Voices’ by Motionless In White now plays, this time with Lucius’ crew making his way out with a very intense look on his face while walking down towards Akari as he heads down to the ring, looking for nothing but competition. )

Bella Braxton: HIS OPPONENT!… FROM SANTA MARIA, TEXAS!… WEIGHING IN AT 235 POUNDS!… THE BLACK SAINT!… LUCIUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!… CROWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( DING DING DING! )

James Peters: The newcomers’ battle is kicking off the show tonight! Lucius Crowe is currently taking on Akari Kiyoko, and we can’t wait any longer to see how this is going to go down between these two! They have both been on a good streak, even if Akari’s hasn’t been as clean. But for Akari, his momentum is still running ahead towards his destined yarn, and he’s looking to keep that up tonight. Both men have different personalities and ways of speaking; it’s going to be a battle of uniqueness between these two tonight as well!

Rich Russillo: Akari now charging out of the corner, and both men ragingly lock up tightly at the corner of the ring with collar and elbow tie-up! Lucius there is using his strength, pushing Akari towards the corner, where Akari’s stuck. He’s trying to make an escape there with the referee quickly managing to step right in and making the count!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!

James Peters: Slowly letting him go, Lucius now stepping out… BEFORE nailing a quick stomp and leaving Akari no chance of getting up! Lucius more and more stops, laying on Akari , and now he’s being jammed into the corner, no way out of there with Lucius taking advantage right ahead!

Rich Russillo: Lucius has to keep his mind sharp and focus, coming to his competition, and no matter what, no matter how high spirit Akari is going to be for him tonight, he has to make sure that he’s going to leave no chance for Akari to stand tall. Lucius now able to send Akari back upon himself and now sending him to the opposite corner, Lucius following by and looking to catch up with Akari down there!

James Peters: A kick back inside sending Akari down from there, stunning right back, Lucius stunning back into the center of the ring, and Akari up to the second rope, Akari looking up, and he’s trying to launch himself off from there! Lucius able to duck, and now there goes a cover!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Rich Russillo: Kickout by Akari! Akari now jumping over Lucius just right ahead and going for a cover on him!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Rich Russillo: KICK OUT AT ONE AS WELL!

James Peters: These two now are laying on their feet at the moment and showing no sign of stopping anytime soon from now ahead. Akari now at the brink of his feet trying to nail a kick but being caught by Lucius. Lucius puts his weight on the shoulder, trying to land the powerbomb! Akari able to skip over and instead, stopping by the ropes. Lucius running down before Akari sending him across the ropes with pulling them down! Lucius finds himself on the outside!

( As Lucius now lands on the outside, Akari then begins clapping and hyping the crowd up before running down straight to the ropes and coming back towards Lucius who’s on the outside. )

Rich Russillo: AKARI!!!!!!!….. SASUKE SPECIAL TAKES HIM OUT!

Persephone: What a fucking dweeb.

Rich Russillo: Hey man, what did he do to you?!

Persephone: Exists.

James Peters: Akari has just shown right away what he’s all about and he’s talking about the game that he’s playing, balls right now! Akari now seizing Lucius and showing him back inside. Akari following back and now hooking the leg on Lucius ! Lucius is down!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: KICK OUT AGAIN BY LUCIUS CROWE!

Rich Russillo: You could tell just anytime that Akari is managing the move; he’s trying his best to put his opponent down as quickly as possible no matter what. Akari has to keep this up and knowing that Lucius is a real tough cookie, he’s going to crack tonight.

James Peters: He has to make sure that this segment must be done real soon. Akari now backing to his feet and slowly landing a quick right hand that sends Lucius swiftly go back into the corner. Akari now following down before landing some kicks on him and stunning Akari while he’s at it! Akari now toeing back again as soon as he got a moment that he wanted…

Rich Russillo: RUNNING CLOTHESLINE!

James Peters: OH HE GOT CAUGHT!… EXPLODER SUPLEX DRIVES AKARI INTO THE CORNER!

Persephone: Yay! Woo hoo! Alright that’s it, end the match.

Rich Russillo: Now Lucius isn’t going to lay around with this any longer, and he’s going to make a deal with Akari and putting him right back down for good! Lucius back to his feet once more and picking Akari where he has just spent right into the corner backing to his feet again and sizing him for just one more time!… SPINEBUSTER AT THE CENTER OF THE RING AND THERE GOES A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: All of that, but just still to be kicked out again by Akari . Both men showing that they are racing towards the finish line and they are trying their best to get out of this match with victory in their hands.

Rich Russillo: No man here is going to waste time and play around at all! They have to make sure they walk out with victory in their hands!

James Peters: Lucius back to his feet and now able to control the game this time, putting Akari right back on the map and now throwing him over his shoulder trying to land some fireman’s carry move here!

Rich Russillo: Just as Akari manages to slip out down by the shoulders and pushing Lucius towards the ropes, Lucius down, Akari stepping up and trying to hit the Running Knee Strike! Sidestepping by Lucius, what a swift move to duck the attack and Lucius from behind seizing, trying to hit the German Suplex!

James Peters: LANDING ON BOTH FEET! Great counter by Akari and there goes Akari running towards Lucius!… LEG LARIAT TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!

Persephone: I’m going to sleep over this shit.

Rich Russillo: Moments now begin shifting once more for Akari and it seems like he’s getting a grip with what he has to do in this treachery. He’s locked in again, waiting for the chance to strike while Lucius trying to recover from the leg lariat that has just released him right to the back of his head. Akari looking to make the count as he’s sprinting!…

James Peters: A SPEAR CUTTING AKARI IN HALF! LUCIUS GOES FOR A COVER! HE DROPS INTO A COVER AND THERE GOES THE COUNT!

Persephone: (Yawns) Can y’all hurry up?

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: KICK OUT AGAIN BY AKARI KIYOKO!

Rich Russillo: Both competitors are pushing forward with determination, refusing to let their momentum wane. Akari is feeling highly competitive while Lucius is driven by his thirst for victory. They both possess a fiery spirit and determination, fully aware of what they need to do to succeed in this moment. Despite Akari still feeling the effects of Lucius’ previous attacks, the pain is irrelevant. Lucius knows he needs to finish the match soon…

James Peters: COULD BE LOOKING FOR BLACK SAINT DRIVER!

Persephone: (Yawns even louder)

Rich Russillo: Akari has just taken Lucius down onto the ground and he’s got hold of one of the legs, possibly aiming for his Calf Killer finisher, but Lucius is not letting that happen without a fight. He tries to use his free leg to kick Akari away and make an escape. Akari persists in utilizing the move and now stepping back, while Lucius gets back to his feet and adjusts his aim once more, running towards Akari and looking to leave his mark still!…

James Peters: YAKUZA KICK TOWARDS AKARI! Lucius manages to nail some advantageous moves for him once more, Akari stunned by the kick rocking across his jaw and Lucius seizing him from behind and just going to hit him with a Dragon Suplex!

Rich Russillo: He’s struggling to have a strong hold on Akari’s arms but Akari’s there with resistance, he’s trying to avoid the move and push Lucius rolling towards the ground instead! Lucius trying to make it look right but it’s not going to work well, with Akari eventually sending him rolling to the ground!… RUNNING KNEE STRIKE KNOCKS LUCIUS OUT!

James Peters: Wait! Wait! The chance is right here! Only Akari has to make it known how he’s going to make a quick move here and take a victory back home! Akari is now making a quick step up to the top rope and now he’s standing tall! He could be long gone here! Lucius is still stunned by the hard-hitting move that just knocked his head, Akari there looking to take flight!…

Rich Russillo: RACE AGAINST TIME!

Persephone: IT’S OVER! RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

James Peters: Just for Lucius to roll out of his way just in time and stay tall on his knees, looking upon them and shortly after, Akari back down from behind right into the Tiger Drive position once more! LOOKING FOR BLACK SAINT DRIVER! SECOND ATTEMPT!

Rich Russillo: He’s trying to lift Akari off there! Akari’s legs are being shaken off, giving Akari a weight advantage towards Lucius. But Lucius fails to enact the move, leaving him no chance but having to let Akari go. From there, Lucius stunning back…. AKARI QUICKLY SEIZING FOR THE ARM AND HOOKING THEM!… ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

James Peters: Only for Lucius to slip out of harm’s way and sending Akari rolling to the ground, sitting with a near miss. Akari fails to land one of his finishers again and now runs back towards Lucius to deal some more knee and wear him down! Knee has been caught this time and Lucius seizes off the moment!… OLYMPIC SLAM PLANTS! GOING FOR A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Rich Russillo: ANOTHER KICK OUT YET AGAIN BY AKARI!

James Peters: That isn’t going the pace just there with Lucius rolling back from the ground and having him locked right in a headlock, by his head. Lucius pulling it out and trying to land the Headlock Drive finisher as Akari’s head speeds towards the ground! Akari’s in trouble! ORCUS’S CALL JAMMED! LUCIUS DROPS INTO ANOTHER COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THRE-

Rich Russillo: BUT AKARI HAS JUST KICKED OUT! THAT’S NOT ONLY THREE! THAT’S ONLY TWO! Lucius couldn’t believe it, and he’s surely shocked that Akari has just managed to get out of the harm’s way like that!

James Peters: Lucius realizing it’s not going well if he lets this momentum continue, and he shouldn’t be looking forward to it. Lucius to his feet and picking Akari off the ground, locking both arms and now could be looking to end this!…

Rich Russillo: BLACK SAINT DRIVER!

( …. )

James Peters: AKARI FLIPS HIMSELF OVER TOWARDS LUCIUS OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND LANDS THE CODE BLUE POWERBOMB! AKARI WITH A COVER IN PROGRESS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: NEARLY THREE! LUCIUS KICKS OUT YET AGAIN!

( Both men could be seen laying on the ground and exhaling tiredly. They’ve really been through a lot so far in this competition, but they’re not looking to get this done just yet. Crowds, while they give them around of applause, they still have a lot of fight left in this match. Lucius slowly rising to his feet as well as Akari. Both men head to head, locking each other in their eyes, and now the battle continues once more. )

Rich Russillo: Looking at this! This is the masterpiece of the opener! Right hand from Akari! Right hand from Lucius! A kick from Akari and one from Lucius as well! Both men with a lot of exchanges going down there! Lucius then proceeds to kick area and knee, Akari remains stunning, Lucius throwing arm and looking for the lariat!

James Peters: LARIAT TO EACH OTHER!

Rich Russillo: BOTH MEN ALMOST KNOCKING EACH OTHER OUT HERE! BUT THEY BOTH STAND FIRM ON THE GROUND, THEIR LIMBS ECHOING THE RING. THEY’RE EYEING EACH OTHER, AND WE COULD TELL, THEY KNOW THIS ISN’T GOING TO END LIKE THIS SOON ENOUGH! BOTH MEN LOOKING TO JOIN EACH OTHER-

Persephone: BUGERHPSUHERSUGHPERW898GVWYJHOGVYJWPOEH4YTV89ERWIH7NRWGHRW89NHRWI7EGV8OERWIBGVI7ERWNHGFVUERWHYGFV9ERWBHGFVIRUEHJTV8POERWHGVPOIGIUERGWJVIOEBGIUEWRWBGIUOIU

James Peters: OH COME ON! WHAT IS THIS????

Rich Russillo: LUIS DE LA ROSA! HE JUST TOOK BOTH MEN’S HEADS OFF WITH DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE AT THE SAME TIME! WHAT THE HELL????

( DING DING DING! )

Bella Braxton: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DUE TO THE SIMULTANEOUS ATTACK, THIS MATCH IS DECLARED A NO CONTEST!

James Peters: THE CROWD IS BOOING AS LUIS GRABS A HOLD OF AKARI AND SENDS HIM THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING! HE DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME PICKING UP LUCIUS AND SENDING HIM OUT THE OTHER WAY AS WELL! LUIS HAS CLEANED HOUSE AND HE IS SCREAMING FOR A MICROPHONE!

Persephone: YES! THANK YOU MY BABY! YOU SAVED US! YOU SAVED US! SPEAK TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT!

(Luis is handed a microphone from the timekeeper’s area as he heads toward the center of the ring, looking at both Akari and Lucius who are dazed and trying to figure out what’s going on before he speaks.)

Luis De La Rosa: No, NO! I think we can agree that absolutely NOBODY wanted to see this match! This is an absolute waste of time and Captain Charisma should be ASHAMED of himself knowing that we dedicate time to this when it could be used toward more productive things. I am DISGRACED, DISGUSTED, and quite frankly I have reached my breaking point in terms of how much I could take. This is why I came out here tonight to put a stop to this, hacer justicia de una vez por todas, you should be THANKING me! THANK ME!

(Luis spreads his arms out as the crowd continues to boo loudly, the sound of Persephone clapping and loudly supporting him is heard and probably the only positive gesture toward him in the arena.)

Luis De La Rosa: Matches like these? They have absolutely ZERO place on Sunday Night Voltage when you have talent back there more deserving of it that doesn’t get even HALF as much time as this. Talent like MYSELF, who, along with his group, have been systematically held down and forced to watch as this continues to go on. Esto no se permitirá más. I can speak for myself when I say that I am a future Champion, I know what I can bring to the table and what I can offer as an Elitist. NEITHER of these two can do what I can inside of the ring, and it SHOWS considering what they just put you people through and the fact that I DON’T EVEN KNOW ANY OF THEIR NAMES! THIS IS IT-

Rich Russillo: OH! IT SEEMS AKARI KIYOKO AND LUCIUS CROWE HAVE HEARD ENOUGH! THEY BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY ROLL INTO THE RING AND THEY TACKLE LUIS DOWN TO THE GROUND! THEY’RE BOTH STOMPING HIM DOWN AND THE CROWD IS CHEERING LOUDLY FOR THIS!

Persephone: NO! HOW DARE YOU! I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! MY LUIS, I WILL SAVE YOU!

James Peters: AKARI AND LUCIUS ARE MUGGING LUIS AND THEY’RE QUICK TO GRAB HIM AND BRING HIM UP TO HIS FEET…

Rich Russillo: BEFORE SENDING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING!

Persephone: NOOOOO!!!!!!

(Luis tumbles down to the ground and he looks absolutely livid. He’s shouting inside of the ring while Lucius and Akari stared down one another for a good moment, before looking back at Luis who has clearly become a common problem for them. The last shot seen is Luis retreating to the back as Sunday Night Voltage from there begins to fade out.)

(The camera fades backstage to the interview area where Molly Waters is shown standing and holding a microphone.)

Molly Waters: Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome my guest at this time… he is the Lieutenant Colonel… Michael S. Connor!!!

(The crowd cheers loudly in the arena as the video plays on the big screen showing Lt. Colonel Michael S. Connor entering and shaking hands with Molly Waters.)

Michael S. Connor: Thank you for the warm welcome Molly.

Molly Waters: No problem Michael. I wanted to invite you out here for the opportunity to address what happened last week. It seemed like the issue with La Familia was settled with their defeat in the Exploding Cage Deathmatch at King of Elite. But it doesn’t seem like you are finished with them just yet. Can I ask you why you are continuing to pursue them?

Michael S. Connor: Well as I said last week Molly, that was but one battle in a much longer war. I will see the mission through to the very end. On a personal level I have unfinished business with La Familia and specifically Roberto De La Rosa. The rest of my partners at King of Elite might be satisfied with the victory that we achieved and I can’t blame them. We all did what we set out to do and now we will be deciding what our next goal is. But when I think about my own EAW career I see no reason to abandon the fight against La Familia for something else. No I think that the best decision that I could make right now is to continue what I started and finish what I started.

Molly Waters: That makes sense Michael. So we can assume that you will be pursuing Roberto De La Rosa and the EAW Hardcore Championship?

Michael S. Connor: That is exactly right Molly. I called them out last week but specifically I am coming for Roberto and his championship. I want that title, I have never held a championship before in EAW but with the body of work that I have put in I feel like it is only a matter of time. I have competed for championships before but have not been successful yet. But it is about time that all changes. Every time I am in a big title match I get closer and closer to my goal, each time is an experience I can learn from and I know that given the opportunity eventually I will achieve my very first championship here in EAW.

Molly Waters: That is great to hear Michael and I imagine that all of your fans will be rooting for you to become champion. I can definitely see it happening myself sooner or later. But I wonder if there is a deeper motivation for you to be challenging Roberto De La Rosa and La Familia specifically? There are of course many other titles in EAW that you could go after if all you wanted was your first championship. You could challenge for the New Breed Championship, the Tag Team Championship, or the EAW World Championship just to name a few.

Michael S. Connor: You aren’t wrong Molly. I did choose La Familia and Roberto De La Rosa specifically for my own reasons. You see I promised that what happened to Korey Gaines will never ever happen again here on Voltage. La Familia has a lot to answer for. I want to advance my career but I would be lying if I didn’t say that this was very personal to me. I don’t feel like Roberto learned his lesson at King of Elite and I am not done with him just yet. I am not satisfied just with messing him up and his crew. I want to take everything from him the way he took everything from Korey. I will advance my career and reach heights that I couldn’t in the past and that will be my ultimate revenge. You see Molly… as much as I love the Marines, I’m doing this for ME! Not only do I want to stop La Familia and do the name of the Marines proud… I am an EAW Elitist just like anyone else and the goal here is to win championships and become the best professional wrestler that you can be and I will do exactly that when I become your NEW EAW Hardcore Champion.

???: Perderá contra mí, señor!

(The crowd boos as suddenly Michael S. Connor is interrupted by laughter and the approaching voice of Roberto De La Rosa who enters with the EAW Hardcore Championship over his shoulder.)

Roberto De La Rosa: This is all very funny to me soldadito. I don’t understand why you are so confident. Why you think that you and you alone would stand a chance against me. I mean out of everyone who was in that cage with us at King of Elite… I always considered you to be the easiest to deal with. Not much of a threat at all. Un mosquito. Easily swatted away by the reigning and defending EAW Hardcore Champion Roberto De La Rosa! You see gringo I didn’t become the Hardcore Champion for no reason. I became the Hardcore Champion by being the best. By running over the entire division and proving that I and I alone belong at the very top of it.

Michael S. Connor: Come on now Roberto. We all saw how you won that championsh-

Roberto De La Rosa: ¡Callate! Callate pendejo. You don’t believe me huh? You think you are some kind of big shot? Well you are no such thing. I wouldn’t let the “victory” you achieved at King of Elite get to your head. It’s not like I was even pinned in that match and you most definitely did not pin me. You are nothing to me and if I have to give you a reminder of that… que asi sea. I will show you that you are nothing before Roberto De La Rosa.

Michael S. Connor: Does this mean that you are accepting my challenge then?

Roberto De La Rosa: The pregunta is not whether or not I will accept your challenge idiota. It is will you accept mine? You need to comprehend exactly what you are getting into. I am a very dangerous man cabron. I eat people like you alive for breakfast. Do you really want a Hardcore Championship match against me? You said it yourself. You are all alone now. You don’t have your amigos from the cage match at King of Elite by your side. You don’t have Korey Gaines. We all know what happened to him don’t we? It’s just you and me now and honestly I have to say I do not like your chances. Es posible… que no sobrevivas. Just giving you a fair warning of the danger that you face. You want a Hardcore Championship match against me? Be careful what you wish for. Porque I will make damn sure that there is absolutely nothing left of you to send back to the Marines.

Molly Waters: Well the challenge is laid down… I imagine that in the near future we will hear back from Michael about whether or not he acce-

Michael S. Connor: I accept.

(Molly Waters looks shocked as Michael S. Connor gets up in Roberto De La Rosa’s face defiantly as he accepts the challenge for a future Hardcore Championship opportunity.)

Michael S. Connor: You talk a mighty big game for such a little man. You think that I don’t know what I am getting into? Do you know who the hell I am rookie? I am the motherfucking Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Connor! I have marched onto the battlefield alongside my fellow soldiers and I have survived each and every battle and each and every engagement. I have been at the forefront of some of the most daring achievements in the recent history of the greatest military power that the world has ever seen. But you think that I fear you? You think that I am afraid of some kid that needed his family’s help not just to get into the wrestling business but to carry him to every accomplishment that he’s gotten since then? What you need to understand is that you are walking into enemy territory and if you don’t watch your step you just might trigger a landmine. I promise that I am going to take you down one way or another… and take the Hardcore Championship with me.

(Michael S. Connor is shown pointing at the EAW Hardcore Championship before leaving as the crowd cheers loudly. Roberto De La Rosa is shown adjusting his suit before turning to the camera and smiling.)

Roberto De La Rosa: We will see about that.

(Roberto De La Rosa takes his leave as Molly Waters steps up to address the crowd.)

Molly Waters: Well there you have it folks. I imagine this match will be made official by the powers that be soon enough. But the challenge has been laid down! Roberto De La Rosa defending the EAW Hardcore Championship against Michael Scott Connor! That should be one hell of a match and speaking of matches… I turn things back to you all at ringside!!!

(The camera fades away from the area.)

(Commercial for Marvel’s Fantastic 4, showing off the newly revealed cast.)

(Voltage fades to the backstage area, and standing in front of the camera is Sofia Clarke, who has a smile on her face. Sofia is holding a microphone in her hand, and as the fans begin to quiet down, she begins to speak.)

Sofia Clarke: Ladies and gentlemen, at this time please welcome my guest… Brianna Hill!

(This causes loud boos to come from the fans as Brianna walks into the camera’s view, but Brianna doesn’t seem too bothered by the response from the crowd. Brianna has a smirk on her face, and Sofia continues.)

Sofia Clarke: Brianna, a few weeks ago at King of Elite we saw you and La Familia face off against TLA, Michael S. Connor, Ruler and Jack Ripley in a losing effort. While we’ve seen you and La Familia since, I’d like to know what’s been going through your mind for the last few weeks. What’s next for Brianna Hill?

Brianna Hill: What do you think is next? At Road to Redemption we brought the Hardcore Championship to La Familia, and since then we’ve been such a dominant force that Hall of Famers had to band together to fight us, and they still needed help. La Familia has been nothing but dominant and I want to make sure that doesn’t change. We’re the best thing EAW has going, but until we get what we want there will continue to be people like TLA, Jack, Ruler and Michael who get in our way rather than stepping aside. They think that we’re just pushovers and that they can do whatever they want at our expense, but this is OUR show! La Familia runs this place and things are gonna stay that way for a long time. There’s a lot I want right now Sofia and it all ties back to La Familia and our growth over these last few months, because I don’t just want to help us reach greater heights as a unit. I want to advance my own career. I want to keep rising up the ranks, and I want to bring us even more gold.

(This receives some loud boos from the fans, but Brianna continues.)

Brianna Hill: Right now Roberto is the Hardcore Champion and he’s been doing a fantastic job as Champion, but the rest of us have yet to win Championships and that’s something that’s going to change. La Familia is already a greater force than anyone else on the Voltage roster. Next we need to make sure we’re elevating our own careers so La Familia is in an even better position, and I know I’m capable of doing my part. I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to become Champion, and I can promise you that by the time that opportunity comes around, I’ll be ready to capitalize, just like Roberto capitalized on his opportunity at Road to Redemption when he took that Championship from TLA. Soon enough people will stop disrespecting us. They’ll stop thinking that La Familia is like any other stable that’s come and gone, and they’ll realize that we’re everything we say we are. We didn’t all join forces for no reason. We’re here with a purpose, and we won’t stop until we get what we’re here for.

Sofia Clarke: With that being said, does this mean you’ll be looking to move on from what happened at King of Elite?

(This causes more of an annoyed look to appear on Brianna’s face.)

Brianna Hill: Well I don’t really have much of a choice, do I? We would’ve preferred getting a rematch against them and proving that what happened at King of Elite shouldn’t have happened, but instead Michael walked out alone while everyone else seemed to be worried about other things. I’m not happy with what happened at King of Elite at all, but just like the rest of La Familia I’m going to keep pushing, because we all know that a single loss can’t define us. Not when we’re a group filled with nothing but greatness. Eventually everyone involved with King of Elite is going to pay for what happened that night, and when that happens they’ll all realize that they shouldn’t have ever messed with us, because La Familia will always get the last laugh. Some people just don’t get that though, which is exactly why Michael is trying to fight Roberto without the rest of his team there to protect him. He’s going to embarrass himself, because he’s not on Roberto’s level. He never was, but just like a lot of the people around here, he’s letting what happened at King of Elite fool him. Trust me, soon enough people will forget that loss ever happened.

Sofia Clarke: Well Brianna, it does seem like you and La Familia still have some unfinished business with some of your old enemies.

Brianna Hill: Look, some people are going to make mistakes. They’ll think that we’re the kind of people they can play games with. They’ll think this is all some kind of joke, and that’s on them. There’s nothing we can do about that but make sure they pay for their mistakes. Michael will pay for his own actions soon enough, but he’s not the only one. La Familia has already made a lot of enemies, but we’re not worried about that. I mean, why would I be afraid of someone like Hayley Morrow who can’t even beat rookies? :mjlol:

(Brianna Hill laughs as the fans continue to boo, knowing that Brianna herself is the reason that loss occurred. Eventually Brianna calms down, before continuing to speak.)

Brianna Hill: Our problems are nothing that we don’t have under control. We knew what we were getting ourselves into from the start. If we didn’t we’d only be wasting our time, and that’s not why any of us joined Roberto and La Familia. Anyone that thinks they have what it takes to take out La Familia will be dealt with, and it doesn’t matter who you are. Hall of Famers, losers, it could be anyone on the roster. La Familia will be on top. Holly Arrow will get to see that later tonight, and maybe when I ruin her big return by beating her that’ll send a much needed message to the rest of the roster. You all aren’t taking La Familia anywhere near as seriously as you should be. You’re not taking Brianna Hill as seriously as you should be, but I’m not going anywhere, and neither is La Familia. King of Elite was a bad night, but we’ll only go up from there. You guys are just gonna have to get used to seeing this face, because in due time I’ll be-

(Before Brianna Hill could even finish her sentence, she is blindsided and dropped to the ground, scaring Sofia Clarke who quickly begins to back away.)

James Peters: WHAT THE HELL??

Rich Russillo: IT’S HAYLEY MORROW!! HAYLEY MORROW JUST ATTACKED BRIANNA HILL FROM BEHIND, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE HASN’T TAKEN TOO KINDLY TO EVERYTHING BRIANNA AND LA FAMILIA HAS DONE TO HER OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS!

(Hayley Morrow gets on top of Brianna before beginning to throw punches and elbows at her. Brianna tries to block as many of the strikes as she can before throwing some of her own, but Hayley grabs Brianna before beginning to repeatedly slam the back of her head onto the ground. This continues for a few more seconds until finally Brianna is able to push Hayley off of her. Both Elitists get back up to their feet, however Brianna is holding the back of her head, still feeling the pain as Hayley goes to attack.)

James Peters: HAYLEY MORROW KNEES BRIANNA HILL IN THE MIDSECTION, AND NOW SHE THROWS BRIANNA INTO THE WALL!!! Hayley Morrow was cost her match by Brianna Hill last week, and that’s only scratching the surface of what La Familia has done to Hayley! This has been going on for weeks, and it looks like Hayley has snapped and is just destroying Brianna! It doesn’t look like she’s done either, as she is dragging Brianna up to her feet!

(Hayley Morrow drags Brianna up. During this Brianna tries throwing punches to the ribs and connects with a few shots, but she is disoriented after getting thrown into the wall. Hayley delivers another knee before grabbing Brianna, and after this she lifts her up before slamming her into some of the production crates, delivering her “House of Flies” spinning uranage into them. By this point, security guards are rushing into the area, and are beginning to drag Hayley away. As Hayley is being dragged from Brianna, who is still out cold, she stares at Brianna before beginning to yell at her.)

Hayley Morrow: YOU’RE GONNA REGRET EVERYTHING, BRIANNA! I’M GONNA KILL YOU!

(Hayley continues to yell at Brianna as the security guards drag her away from the camera’s view. A few guards remain by Brianna’s side just to check on her condition following the attack, and slowly the camera begins to fade away from the area.)

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

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(‘From now On’ by BAND-MAID hits!!!)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first from Auckland, New Zealand weighing in at 213 pounds he is “All Heart and Soul” AJ REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDING!!!

(AJ Redding makes his way out to the ring, pointing to the cheering fans in attendance. He has a smile on his face, but as he makes his way down to ringside, he looks more focused and ready for the upcoming match.)

Rich Russillo: AJ Redding took a loss to Jamie Cross last week so you have to imagine he is going to go all out to try to get his win back here tonight.

James Peters: True that was a Triple Threat though which is a much different situation entirely. AJ Redding has been intent and focused on creating a successful game plan for this match here tonight.

(“Won’t Back Down”, by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits to cheers from the crowd.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent from London, Ohio weighing in at 210 pounds he is Lieutenant Colonel MICHAEL S. CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNORRRRRR!!!!!

(Michael S. Connor makes his way down to the ring, focused on his upcoming match. He has a smile on his face as he sees all the support he’s getting ahead of this match, but as he makes it to ringside he shifts his attention towards his opponent, AJ Redding, who is waiting for him in the ring.)

Rich Russillo: We saw earlier tonight as well as last week what the Lieutenant Colonel’s mission is. He is gunning for Roberto De La Rosa and that Hardcore Championship!

James Peters: A win here tonight would definitely do a lot to make more people take him seriously as a title contender. If he loses then AJ Redding might be thrown into the conversation for who should face Roberto at Shock Value.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Rich Russillo: We are underway now as Michael S. Connor and AJ Redding are squaring off in the ring. I have been looking forward to this matchup all week long! Michael is shown pulling on the ropes checking the ring out as AJ paces around the ring. Michael turns back towards AJ as they pace around each other in the middle of the ring preparing to strike. They lock up quickly in the middle of the ring and begin fighting for control at the outset of this match. However, neither man is able to overpower the other and they quickly break it up and back away into their corners. You can see both men are visibly impressed with the other as they were giving it all with their strength but could not manage to overpower and throw the other! Michael gets right back into the middle of the ring challenging AJ to lock up clearly believing that this time he will be able to come out on top of the lock up

James Peters: Another lockup in the middle of the ring between Michael S. Connor and AJ Redding! But this time Michael manages to overpower AJ and shoves him back first into the ropes! But AJ fighting back and throws Michael sideways across the ropes into the corner! But Michael manages to turn it around and trap AJ back first in the corner! Looks like Michael was able to come out on top this time but AJ ducking between the ropes as the referee forces Michael off him! But AJ lunges past the referee and begins to light up Michael with repeated strikes to the face! AJ managing to take advantage of a bad situation as he bashes Michael up against the ropes before whipping him up across the ring.

Rich Russillo: Michael. S. Connor sent across the ring and comes back towards AJ Redding who takes him down with a Running Shoulder Tackle! But Michael gets back up immediately! AJ runs off the ropes with a Running Clothesline to Michael… but Michael grabs AJ and catches him sideways before tossing him backwards with a Fallaway Slam!!! Impressive strength there from Michael! AJ back up as Michael grabs him and drops him with a Scoop Slam dropping him hard in the middle of the ring. This time AJ smartly rolls to the outside of the ring to avoid the slam fest being thrown at him by Michael. The crowd is getting hyped up here for the Lieutenant Colonel as AJ is visibly frustrated that he was overpowered there and paces around outside the ring taking a break before getting back into the action.

James Peters: AJ Redding slides back into the ring with Michael S. Connor not ambushing him and allowing him to take his time as he gets back through the ropes. Very respectable and honorable behavior from Michael here tonight.

Persephone: Honestly one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen. He should have tripped him as he climbed through the ropes.

Rich Russillo: Michael S. Connor goes for the lockup on AJ Redding. But this time AJ ducks beneath it and catches Michael with a hard kick to the gut! AJ with repeated shots to the face of Michael… but Michael catches the arm of AJ and fights back pushing him up against the ropes… but AJ blasts off the ropes with a Leaping Clothesline! Michael back up as AJ whips him off the ropes… AJ catches Michael and tosses him backwards with a Back Body Drop! AJ rolling now as Michael is back up and AJ runs at him with a Running Dropkick sending Michael into the corner. AJ then grabs the head of Michael and connects with a Running Bulldog back into the middle of the ring. Michael to the cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: Michael S. Connor kicks out!!! Michael kicking out with authority throwing AJ Redding up and off of him. AJ back up as he goes to pull Michael up… but Michael fighting back and shoves AJ up against the ropes. Michael whips AJ across the ring. Irish Whip is reversed! Michael sent running across the ring… but he comes flying back across at full speed and takes AJ down with a Clothesline from Hell! Damn! Michael nearly taking AJ out of his boots with that rushing attack! AJ back up as Michael grabs him and lifts AJ up over his shoulders into a Fireman’s Carry position. Michael connects with a thunderous Death Valley Driver! Michael to the cover!!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: The kickout by AJ Redding! But Michael S. Connor the moment that AJ gets the shoulder up grabs the arm! Michael transitions into a Cross Armbreaker and he just might get the submission here! AJ thought he survived but he is not out of the fire just yet! Michael is really wrenching hard on that arm as AJ tries to use his legs and his free arm to pull himself across the ring. AJ is trying to reach out to get to the ropes and break the hold Can he make it?!?!-

James Peters: He does! AJ Redding manages to make it to the ropes and the referee orders the hold to be broken! Michael S. Connor does so immediately not even waiting for the referee to count him off.

Persephone: The referee clearly needs to count a lot faster then.

Rich Russillo: Michael S. Connor slowly pulling AJ Redding back on up to his feet by the arm as AJ grabs onto the ropes with his other arm. AJ fires back with a headbutt off the ropes staggering Michael back. But Michael charges in with a Running Knee to the gut and begins fighting back into the ring. Michael grabs the arm of AJ and whips him before yanking back and leveling AJ with a Ripcord Clothesline! AJ back up as he staggers up against the ropes… Michael charges in with a Running Clothesline sending AJ over the top rope! But AJ lands on the apron! AJ grabs Michael and hits a Suplex over the top rope tossing Michael over the ropes and to the outside! Michael crashes down outside the ring near the ramp as he rolls away from the ring. Great counter there by AJ as the referee begins the count out!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

James Peters: Michael S. Connor slowly back up on the entrance ramp as AJ Redding waits in the ring possibly willing to accept the countout. But as Michael makes his way back up to his feet and crawls up towards the apron AJ grabs him by the hair…

Referee: FOUR! FIVE! SIX!

Rich Russillo: But Michael S. Connor grabs the legs of AJ Redding from outside the ring and yanks him to the outside! Michael with repeated elbow strikes to the leg of AJ as he begins to take advantage of the situation and bashes the leg of AJ across the steel steps as AJ yells out in pain. Michael measuring AJ up against the steel steps as he charges in with a Running Big Boot! But AJ moves out of the way just in time! Michael charges in kicking the steps and hurting himself as he drives his boot and leg into those steps! AJ grabs Michael and begins to smash his skull across the apron right into the hardest part of the ring!

Referee: SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE!

James Peters: AJ Redding slides back into the ring and back out again to break the count as he continues to target Michael S. Connor outside the ring.

Persephone: I have to be honest I nearly got out of my seat to prevent him from resetting the count like that.

Rich Russillo: I’m glad you still have your honor and integrity intact, my queen. AJ Redding shoves Michael S. Connor back first into the LED turnbuckle on the outside of the ring! Michael drops down to hands and knees as AJ charges him with a Running Kick to the gut. Michael goes sprawling across the ground on the outside. AJ stomping a mudhole in the chest of Michael but he is going to have to bring this match back into the ring at some point.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!

James Peters: AJ Redding lifts Michael S. Connor and drops him with a Scoop Slam outside the ring! I think he was trying to slam Michael on the steel steps but Michael was able to move his body in midair to avoid that fate. Good awareness there from the Lieutenant Colonel. AJ now picking Michael back up and slowly rolls him back into the ring but the damage is done and AJ is in control here and Michael may not be long for the rest of this match.

Rich Russillo: Michael S. Connor rolls across the ring as he slowly gets back up to his feet… but here comes AJ Redding off the ropes… Chop Block to the back of the knee of Michael! Michael goes down yelling and holding his leg in pain! But AJ stays on it grabbing the leg of Michael and slamming it down against the mat. AJ grabs the leg and twists around into a Figure 4 Leglock position! AJ going for the submission here as Michael bends forward and tries to throw shots to break the hold. Impressive core strength here from Michael as he tries to turn over reversing the hold by flipping onto his stomach. He manages to do it! The hold is reversed and AJ has no choice but to break the hold!

James Peters: AJ Redding releases the hold but is clearly disappointed he did not get the submission victory there. He is staying on Michael S. Connor with strikes to the leg. He grabs the leg of Michael and drops the elbow across the leg before going for repeated knee strikes down hard across the leg! The cover from AJ!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Persephone: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: No! The kickout from Michael S. Connor! The will to fight on! But AJ Redding immediately locks in an Ankle Lock on Michael! This is a very deadly hold… no wait! Michael throws AJ up over him before grabbing AJ and transitioning into a Sleeper Hold on the mat! But AJ immediately elbows the side of Michael’s head breaking free before getting back to his feet. Good try there from Michael to get back in this but AJ had the attempt well scouted.

James Peters: AJ Redding bounces off the ropes slowly before dropping himself head first onto Michael S. Connor on the ring mat. Falling Headbutt connects!!! And another Falling Headbutt to the leg of Michael. Sleeper Hold then applied on Michael who was struggling to get up but his leg gave out from under him. Both men with hurt legs now but it seems like AJ might put Michael to sleep! The Sleeper Hold applied in a seated position but Michael is trying to fight up to his feet! His leg gives out but he catches himself onto his knee! The crowd cheering the Lieutenant Colonel on in full support of his efforts as he struggles to get back up and continue the fight! But the pressure might be too much!-

Rich Russillo: No! Michael S. Connor manages to battle up to his feet and lunges backwards slamming AJ Redding to the mat crushing him under his back! Both men slowly back up as they begin to exchange punches in the middle of the ring battling back and forth! AJ! Michael! AJ! Michael! AJ! Michael! Michael! Michael! Hard knee shot to the gut from Michael as he kicks AJ hard back into the corner. AJ catches himself on the ropes and runs out of the corner… But Michael hits him with a Running Clothesline sending AJ flipping out of control and crashing down to the mat! Michael now looking to capitalize as he waits for AJ to get back up…

James Peters: Michael S. Connor locks in the DD214!!! He has that Dragon Sleeper applied and is choking the life out of AJ Redding! The referee is checking and AJ might be out already!

Referee: ONE!!!

Rich Russillo: The referee raises the arm of AJ Redding but it falls limply! He lifts it up again!

Referee: TWOOOO!!!!!!

James Peters: If the arm falls one more time then this match is over!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner by submission… MICHAEL S. CONNNNNNNNNNNNORRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

(“Won’t Back Down”, by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits to cheers from the crowd as Michael S. Connor has his arm raised in victory by the referee.)

Rich Russillo: Big win here tonight for Michael S. Connor! You have to imagine that he is fully confident now in his chances at being the next Hardcore Champion!!!

James Peters: Another tough loss for AJ Redding but I doubt he will be giving up just yet as Michael S. Connor is helping him up and shaking his hand in the ring! What a respectful gentleman!

Rich Russillo: This is why the people all love the Lieutenant Colo-

James Peters: WAIT WHAT THE HELL-

(Roberto De La Rosa is shown sliding into the ring with the Hardcore Championship as he rushes Michael S. Connor from behind with the title belt right into the back of his skull!!!)

Rich Russillo: LOOK OUT!!!

James Peters: But Michael S. Connor saw it coming just in time and ducked out of the way! MICHAEL KICKS ROBERTO IN THE MIDSECTION, AND NOW WE HAVE A BRAWL ON OUR HANDS AS MICHAEL AND ROBERTO ARE GOING AT IT! MICHAEL IS THROWING PUNCHES AT ROBERTO, MEANWHILE ROBERTO IS SENDING ELBOWS RIGHT BACK!

Rich Russillo: ROBERTO DROPPED HIS TITLE AFTER MICHAEL KICKED HIM, AND MICHAEL NOW QUICKLY GRABS ROBERTO BEFORE SENDING HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! MICHAEL NOW RUNNING IN- BUT ROBERTO GETS THE BOOT UP! Michael stumbles out of the corner and Roberto now runs the ropes- BUT MICHAEL DROPS ROBERTO WITH A LARIAT!

James Peters: ROBERTO STUMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET, AND MICHAEL NOW SLIPS BEHIND HIM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! THE HARDCORE CHAMPION IS DOWN, AND NOW MICHAEL GOES FOR-

(However, before Michael could do anything, Roberto rolls out of the ring, taking his Hardcore Championship with him. The fans begin to boo as Roberto slowly backpedals up the ramp, yelling at Michael S. Connor.)

Roberto De La Rosa: (off-mic) Este no es el final! Tendré mucha venganza!

James Peters: A strong statement made by Michael S. Connor here tonight! He is quickly making believers of us all! Are we looking at the next Hardcore Champion!?!?!?!?!

(The camera cuts to a commercial featuring Chris Elite slapping an angry hippo back into its habitat at a local zoo.)

(The camera pans back to an overview of the arena from within, as ‘Soundtrack 2 My Life’ can be heard with the crowd making their voices known with cheers. Alex Myers emerges from the back, standing at the entrance ramp, though their expression is much more tame & collected as they walk down the ramp.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… ALEXXXX MYERS!!!

James Peters: It’s great to see Alex Myers here on Voltage, I think we can all understand that they have been placed through the tumultuous start of this year so far. Being met with defeat at King of Elite in the finals of the illustrious tournament was not ideal by any means, but to have your closest ally share quite the words that you would rather not hear surely doesn’t benefit the mindset of the Guardian Angel any better than it has been already.

Rich Russillo: Alex Myers has undoubtedly felt disappointment after disappointment, they will need to shift their momentum accordingly if they want to maintain a proper presence in this company while they can. Luckily for Alex, they remain difficult to put down, perhaps their words tonight will open up upon what they are truly feeling after Ruler delivered his honest opinions toward Myers the previous Voltage.

Persephone: It’s the same story every time, we’re gonna hear the same depressing, moronic bullshit from them right now. I’ll put my money on it.

(Alex Myers stands in the ring as they hold a microphone in their hand, glancing around at the crowd and waiting for the audience to lower their voices enough for them to speak.)

Alex Myers: I know… I know. Safe to say this year hasn’t kicked off for me in the best way, far from it. To say that I’m unhappy is an understatement, I gave it my everything to walk out of King of Elite with the win. None of this is hyperbole, I tirelessly work & exhaust myself beyond the threshold of any ordinary person who does this. I didn’t just want to win in the finals of the King of Elite tournament, I yearned for that win. I needed that win… I would’ve fought to the ends of the Earth to be able to call myself King. That didn’t end up being the case, it’s difficult to look back upon that match and tell myself it’ll all be just fine, I have been fighting through every opportunity imaginable only to come so close, only for that reward to slip through my fingers at the most important moment possible. It hurt to lose, of course it’s still lingering in my mind and I don’t foresee that slipping away anytime soon. Even then, the loss itself hurt…

(Alex would peer their head upward, as their eyes were much more focused now.)

Alex Myers: But not to the extent of your words, Hunter. Trying to twist my loss at King of Elite into an instance of your own doubts being proven right. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t tell my friend that he wasn’t capable of getting the job done. To secure an achievement that very few get to experience, I wouldn’t cast a shadow over your journey going into that match if you were in my shoes—but you weren’t, I went to the finals and poured every fiber of my being out into the mat so I could win. Didn’t go my way, and I understood that, but you had to be “honest” with me, right? I’m not able to get that job done for the bigger matches. Is that so? So you don’t understand the irony behind that when you haven’t been positioned at a pedestal of that nature in whoever knows how long? You have this glaring lack of confidence within me, even when I am still here working as hard as I have, pushing myself as hard as I have through MY own efforts while you have been preoccupied with Hayley. While I’m more than glad that you came out of the show with a deserved win, I didn’t receive the reassuring sentiments from you.

(Alex shook their head, presenting the difficulty behind saying these words before speaking again.)

Alex Myers: You’re supposed to be my friend, Hunter. My tag team partner. Never feel that way when you rub such a demeaning loss right to my face, even if it’s not your intent, you don’t do a very good job making yourself look as compassionately “honest” as you believe yourself to be. Seemed to me like you kept yourself against me, like you really didn’t want to see me succeed in any way to begin with. Not when it’s achieved with you, though, but when I’m excelling in a way that you aren’t on the same front, now you feel compelled to displace all of your hopes in us while fighting Hayley’s battles. That annoys me, Hunter. Cameron defeated you more easily than I would’ve liked for you to go through, and after everything you said to ME, you should’ve been far better than that. Didn’t bother showing the same energy that you seem to expect out of me for your own battles, not making mention of Cameron on that note too. But I guess I can’t be so puzzled now, you’ve devolved well into your own sphere of thought that won’t be recog—

(‘Prices’ by Lil Uzi Vert can be heard blaring through the speakers as the crowd reacts with increasingly mixed reactions. Ruler makes his way out to the ramp, walking down with a microphone in hand as he’s looking directly toward Alex with a stern expression. Ruler now stands across from Alex after entering the ring, raising his microphone as his eyes were glaring toward him.)

Ruler: Alexis… What are you doing? I know you wouldn’t be saying all of this if you didn’t know I would be coming on out here, as I won’t see you saying this without my presence. I want to understand where exactly you’re going with all of this, because my head is far more clear than you may believe. You speak of your trajectory having been seen from a superior perspective, and that’s me putting words in your mouth, I’m saying what you know you believe is true. Do you believe that you are doing better than I could be?

Alex Myers: Hunter, I want clarity on how you truly feel. You have been nothing but negative toward my efforts and if you don’t see that, then I doubt your heart’s where it needs to be. Why are you displacing all of your energy to support me?

Ruler: Doubt my heart’s where it needs to be? Alexis, EVERYTHING I have said and done is meant to help NICHOLISM. How can you not see that? I want the best for the both of us, which includes preventing you from taking unnecessary losses that I appear to be more aware of occurring than you do. My honesty is always with reason, not out of spite, not out of malice.

Alex Myers: Yeah, I’m sure you feel real proud of yourself when you tell me that you knew I was gonna lose a match that I placed all of my soul into winning. Give yourself a pat on the back, Hunter. Really earned that one, man.

Ruler: You shouldn’t view my words as insults, Alexis. I don’t understand how you could, I would never go out of my way to insult you in such a demeaning manner. Nor is your trust firm enough on the notion of myself working with Hayley Morrow, I don’t appreciate that all too much either, there’s my honesty on display for you there.

(Ruler shook his head, glancing down for a moment as Alex crossed their arms, looking toward him ‘till Ruler raised the mic once more.)

Ruler: Our differences are too much to ignore now… Shock Value, we set things right. One on one. If I need to defeat you to make you understand exactly where I am coming from, so be it. This needs to happen for NICHOLISM to move forward, or we will remain stagnant with our journey where we stand right now. We settle our differences in this ring, a matter we have become all too familiar with in the past… Even so, I will make you understand nonetheless. I want to put all of our issues with one another in the past, no more time for this endless verbalization with one another that we are beginning to grow far too comfortable with. Not how I would have preferred for this to shift… But, now it has become an internal dilemma that can only be solved through becoming opponents one more time.

(Alex kept their eyes darted toward Ruler as he spoke and made the challenge. Alex takes in his words for a moment, before they raise their own microphone.)

Alex Myers: Alright, Hunter… Shock Value it is. See you then.

(Alex lowers the microphone, as ‘Soundtrack 2 My Life’ can be heard throughout the speakers once more as they accepted Ruler’s challenge for a match at Shock Value, with the scene fading from there.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, where Alex Myers faces Ruler.)

(Voltage returns to ringside, as ‘It Ain’t Safe’ by Skepta hits. As the entrance music for the EAW World Champion plays, the fans in attendance begin to loudly boo. Before long Charlie Marr begins storming out, carrying his Championship on his shoulder while holding a microphone in his hand. Charlie looks furious following his celebration last week, which was interrupted by TLA who would attack him, looking for a shot at his title at Shock Value.)

James Peters: Charlie Marr is out here, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen Charlie look this upset. Of course, I won’t pretend to be surprised. Given what happened last week, we should all know exactly what’s bothering him right now.

Rich Russillo: That’s right. He tried to celebrate his successful title defense at King of Elite, but he didn’t have much of a chance, as it looks like he already has a new challenger ahead of him. Of course, that challenger is none other than TLA!

Persephone: Yawn. We already saw it before. Unless there’s some sort of “If you lose you die” stipulation added to it, I’m not interested.

(Charlie Marr rolls into the ring as ‘It Ain’t Safe’ fades out, and as soon as he gets to his feet, he begins to speak.)

Charlie Marr: What kind of joke is this? Did everyone just forget what I did for this brand? I’M the reason this show is watchable! I’M the one that freed this Championship from the likes of Drake King and Rex McAllister! If I wasn’t here most of you wouldn’t have even bothered showing up tonight, yet this is the kind of respect I’m given? I can’t even take the time to celebrate a hard earned, successful Championship defense without it being ruined by people who are so far below me they could never even lace my boots? I shouldn’t be having my time wasted by guys like TLA, and I shouldn’t be getting attacked by guys like him either! I’M the EAW World Champion here, and that’s for good reason. There’s nobody on the roster who will go to the lengths I will to keep this title. Nobody else on the roster would’ve been able to do what I did at King of Elite. Nobody thinks the way that I do. I’m the most dangerous man in this business, and I’m tired of clowns like TLA thinking that they can succeed at my expense.

(The fans boo, but Charlie doesn’t look too bothered by the reaction the fans give him. Instead he continues speaking.)

Charlie Marr: TLA wants to be my Shock Value opponent, and I don’t know why. Why would he want to face me while I’m at my best after he just spent the last two months fighting La Familia? His biggest problem for the last two months was a stable whose greatest accomplishment was using the 24/7 Contract to win the title I made prestigious after TLA already ruined it. While TLA was wasting time against the likes of Roberto I was bringing the EAW World Championship back to the heights it reached back in 2019, back when I first won this title. I’m not sure why he would ruin my celebration for a match he won’t win anyway, but that doesn’t matter now. It’s too late to turn back, so TLA is mistaken if he thought he’d be able to get away with what he did last week. I won’t just be facing him at Shock Value. I’ll be ending him once and for all, and sending a much needed message to anyone who thinks they can–

(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac blasts across the speakers interrupting Charlie Marr as the crowd erupts into cheers. TLA enters out onto the stage with a smile on his face clearly pleased with how things went down the previous week. TLA has a microphone as well as he is shown talking to a number of fans on the entrance ramp before addressing Charlie from the top of the ramp.)

Rich Russillo: Unlike Charlie, TLA is clearly having a good time lately. He clearly has a goal in mind and is coming after the champion. TLA declared his intentions numerous times since coming to Voltage that he is coming for that championship and it looks like he has finally come to collect.

Persephone: Hopefully we can collect on one or both of these two dying so we don’t have to watch them anymore. After what TLA did to Luis at King of Elite I wish he would be sent to another brand or company or prison.

James Peters: Unfortunately for you I doubt that is going to happen. TLA has a very good case for deserving a championship match against Charlie Marr whether Charlie admits it or not. It has been an extremely long time since he has been given the opportunity to compete for the World Championship and I have no doubt that he is going to do whatever it takes to get Charlie to accept.

(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” fades out as TLA is shown with the microphone at the top of the stage to address Charlie Marr as soon as the fans stop cheering so he can be heard.)

TLA: ORALE NOUAKCHOTT! It’s yo boi TLA and you know I just done heard some thangs and had to slide on out here to see if my ears been deceiving me. Did this bald ass motherfucker say he going to be ending me? Ay Dios mio… Charlie you are very wrong hermano. Cuz I am just getting started holmes! We are just getting started up in here! Y’all in that ring right now and you are coping and seething something fierce because I jumped yo bitch ass last week. Pero you know what homie? I ain’t feel bad about it. Nah I ain’t feel bad about it at all cuz you know that I done did errybody a favor. Ain’t nobody wanted to see none of that anyway. Y’all thought you could throw yo self a lil fiesta and not invite TLA? That’s not going to fly here on Voltage y’all know the rules by now Charlie. I be doing everyone a favor by shutting you up and imma do them another favor at Shock Value when I take that EAW Championship away from you.

(The crowd cheers as Charlie Marr looks at them disappointed that they would be cheering the idea of him losing his championship.)

TLA: You be out here whining and complaining about nobody respecting you but I got some news for you dawg. Respect is earned. You gotta do it the hard way and that is exactly what yo boi been doing all this time. With that Hardcore Championship you claim you be about you know that while you talked I walked. I done took that strap and I been defending it all over Voltage for the longest. But it ain’t just about that. It ain’t just about what I accomplished in that cage bringing the fight back against La Familia cuz clearly y’all was too pussy to do it. I been holding shit down for this brand for almost two years straight putting that work in. Earning that respect. And now? It’s going to all pay off cuz at Shock Value? I be coming for you pendejo!

(The fans continue to cheer, but Charlie doesn’t look amused at all hearing TLA’s words. After a few seconds, he begins to speak.)

Charlie Marr: TLA I thought I knew just how stupid you were back when you attacked me during my own celebration, but it turns out it’s worse than I thought. You’re not a threat to me or my Championship. I get that you like the idea of winning the EAW Championship and forcing EAW to relive the dark times of a TLA World Championship reign, but if that’s what you wanted you should’ve challenged for this title long ago. Maybe if you won at Road to Redemption you could’ve enjoyed your few minutes as Champion before I cashed in, but you didn’t. You lost, and you didn’t just lose the match. You lost your opportunity to EVER win this title, because you can’t beat me at this point. You’re only wasting your own time and setting yourself up for humiliation, because at Shock Value I’ll tear you apart while the entire world watches.

(The fans boo, but Charlie continues to speak.)

Charlie Marr: If you want to be Champion so bad, why don’t you go challenge Roberto? You already wasted the last two months on him, you might as well go fight for a Championship more suited for you. This is the EAW World Championship, and no it’s not the same title you fought for back in that Extreme Elimination Chamber. I revived this Championship. I’m bringing the best out of this title, and I’m not going to let you of all people ruin that. You’re not leaving Shock Value with my title. You’ll be leaving empty handed, just like everyone else that thinks they can beat me.

(The fans continue to boo as TLA cuts Charlie off and begins to speak.)

TLA: Nah nah nah Charlie you can try and run you can try and hide but make no mistake about it… The Baddest Hombre on the Planet is coming for YOU!! No me interesa otro campeonato. My eyes are set on you and that championship. You can say I ain’t no threat all you want but you must have a real bad memory homie cuz if you remember it wasn’t even that long ago that I was whipping yo ass all over this brand to retain my Hardcore Championship. This season even Charlie come on the CTE can’t be hitting you that badly.

(The fans cheer as Charlie is not amused by TLA insinuating that he has brain damage.)

TLA: Speaking of this season, I ain’t about to go fight Roberto or anyone else. I am gunning for that championship, I am going to win it and I am going to go on to main event Pain for Pride like I already should have last year. I am going to take that championship and I am going to hold onto it until Pain for Pride and it won’t even matter if the Chairman decides he wants to make a random ass return and insert himself into a main event match he doesn’t deserve because I will hold all the cards to prevent that mierda from happening. Imma whip yo ass Charlie at Shock Value just like I already whipped it at Bloodsport and I’m going to show you and the entire world exactly why I am the best dayum luchador that this company has ever seen. I wouldn’t be so concerned about reviving that championship tho vato… cuz soon after I get through with you… you going to have to be all focused on reviving yourself.

(The fans cheer, and Charlie Marr goes to respond, but before he has a chance, ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Summey hits. This causes more cheers to come from the fans, but Charlie Marr looks confused. Both he and TLA turn to the stage, and Captain Charisma walks out to the stage. The Commissioner is holding a microphone in his hand, and he begins to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Before you guys continue, I’d like to say that I’ve watched everything that’s gone down between the two of you and I can already tell where this is going. You two have a lot of history with each other, and have already taken part in some incredible matches in the past. With that said, you guys clearly hate each other and it’s only a matter of time before things get incredibly heated between the two of you. The way I see it there’s just no way a normal singles match is enough for you guys… But fortunately for us, Shock Value is the event you two will be facing each other at. With that being said, TLA will not just be facing Charlie Marr in a regular EAW World Championship match. You two will be competing in a match that’s more than capable of containing the hatred between the two of you. I’m sure you guys have heard of this stipulation before, but this year we’ll be bringing it back with the two of you competing in it! Charlie, TLA, your match will be in HIGH VOLTAGE!

(There’s an explosion of cheers coming from the crowd, and a grin appears on TLA’s face after the announcement. Charlie Marr on the other hand, doesn’t look as pleased to hear the stipulation for this match.)

James Peters: Wow! What an announcement! Charlie and TLA will be facing off in High Voltage, a stipulation we’ve seen in the past at these Shock Value events!

Rich Russillo: This is bound to be a great match, but I don’t think Charlie is too happy about that announcement.

Persephone: I’m sure he isn’t, but he’ll probably suffer at Shock Value and that’s the most interesting thing I can say about this matchup.

(Captain Charisma heads to the back, meanwhile Charlie Marr just stares at him, obviously frustrated by the announcement. After a few seconds he just turns to TLA before beginning to speak.)

Charlie Marr: I don’t care what the stipulation is, you’re still not taking this Championship from me. Wait ‘till Shock Value, TLA. I’ll make you regret showing your face last week.

(After saying this Charlie drops his microphone before storming out of the ring. TLA doesn’t look bothered by Charlie’s words, and is seen watching Charlie walk up the ramp with a grin on his face. As Charlie Marr continues walking to the back, Voltage fades away from ringside.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, where Charlie Marr defends his EAW Championship against TLA in High Voltage.)

( Voltage returns from a commercial break, then it reveals Bella Braxton at the center of the ring holding the microphone as she prepares to announce the upcoming competition. )

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

( ‘ballad of a homeschooled girl’ by Olivia Rodrigo plays as Brianna Hill walks out and embraces the hate shown towards her from the crowd. She puts a huge smile on her face and heads straight to the ring. )

Bella Braxton: INTRODUCING FIRST!… FROM CANCUN, MEXICO!… WEIGHING IN AT 119 POUNDS!… EL ALMA DE LA FAMILIA!…. BRIANNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….
HILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( Brianna Hill goes into the ring and absorbs more animosity from the ground, then backing into the corner. ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga now plays, much to the delight of the crowd, as Holly Arrow slowly walks out for the returning match, slowly raising her eyes up upon the ring and adjusting her gear, before making her way down the ramp. )

Bella Braxton: HER OPPONENT!… FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA!… WEIGHING IN AT 149 POUNDS!… THE SERAPH!!!!!!!… HOLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!… ARROWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

( DING DING DING! )

James Peters: It’s Holly Arrow returning to the ring, and it’s not so sure if this is going to be a great night for Brianna Hill to be competing tonight against her! This is going to be deadly!

Persephone: Who cares? This moron ran away from the grind and now acts like a desperate crybaby for putting faith in Harper Lee in the first place.

Rich Russillo: Well, all that’s going to matter tonight is how Holly is doing after her departure from the competition and now she’s back, once again looking to continue this match that she’s currently rolling. Holly takes a stride out of the corner and so does Brianna, both women locking eyes and could be looking to lock each other up at the center of the ring with a collar and elbow tie-up.

( As Holly is about to join her, Brianna just slaps her hand away and goes taunting towards the crowd, her action drawing boos very quickly. Holly stands tall, getting a little annoyed already with what Brianna Hill is doing. )

Persephone: Tf is she doing?

James Peters: And there goes a blatant disrespect showing by Brianna Hill! The crowd surely doesn’t look really happy with seeing Brianna Hill’s face and it’s very evident just here!

Persephone: Sierra Bradford 2.0? Mfer you are Valerie Hellstorm 2.0, THAT’S WORSE!

Rich Russillo: OH! Holly Arrow’s not going to tolerate any longer! She just attacks Brianna Hill from behind and now lands stomps after stomp beating her up right now! Holly isn’t too happy about what Brianna Hill’s trying to do and provoke her just here! She doesn’t know that’s the worst thing to ever do to a woman like Holly Arrow!

James Peters: Brianna Hill now rolling on the outside and trying to avoid the attack. Holly tracks her down towards the outside of the ring before seizing her and pushing her back, crashing into the barricade! Holly now seizes Brianna Hill again, sending her rolling back into the ring. Holly follows and rolls over her, now going for a cover!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Rich Russillo: KICKS OUT AT TWO!

James Peters: Holly here has to keep her actions ruthless in the ring, and she’s going to make sure that Brianna is going to pay for what she has said towards her earlier tonight. Holly rises from the ground to her feet and now, seizing Brianna Hill, wasting no time, looking to make the most out of this one!… A STRAIGHT JACKET SUPLEX TAKES BRIANNA DOWN!

Rich Russillo: So far, Brianna is the one being dominated and cornered in the ring. She has to figure out a way out sooner to get out of this rough predicament she’s putting herself through right now because if not, Holly could be playing advantage all night against her. Brianna has to look better momentum at this point. Holly now makes a way out and coming back on her feet, yanking Brianna by her hair as soon as she’s able to reach out for her and setting her up for a German Suplex this time!

James Peters: Brianna able to pop out down the side and hooking Holly from the side just there, seizing her arm and seeing her rolling about with an Arm Drag! Holly absorbs the blow before being nailed with another arm drag! Holly fails to connect and rises back to her feet to ensure the pain, Brianna with catch and seizes Holly this time around!… SAITO SUPLEX CONNECTS!

Rich Russillo: Combinations of moves are being put into work and on display, as we could have seen, Brianna landing some around here this time, and Holly Arrow on the side that has to struggle against the move. But that’s not going to be much of a bigger trouble here if Holly’s about to land some counters right back to put Brianna’s game down and turn her down as well. Holly being brought back to the ground by Brianna and Brianna here could be looking for CRUSH CULTURE right away to take Holly out on her debut match!

James Peters: The Inverted DDT position wouldn’t stay strong there with Holly Arrow being able to turn it around, dropping down to the ground swiftly with both legs seizing Brianna and sending her to the ground swiftly to a victory roll right away… HOLLY GOT THE LEG AND DROPS TO THE GROUND FOR STF!

Rich Russillo: JUST FOR BRIANNA TO SEIZE THE ROPE RIGHT BEFORE THINGS GO DOWN FOR HER!

( Just as Holly is about to apply the move, unfortunately, Brianna and her way down by the ropes, giving Brianna a very slight chance to get out of it with a right hand reach of the rope way before Holly could fully apply the move. The referee is trying to break it up while Holly remains in the hold, staring against Brianna down there before the referee counts down to four and Holly has to let go of it. )

Persephone: This bitch is scared. I’m dead.

James Peters: That’s just really close for Brianna Hill as she has her sealed fate, but Holly Arrow there seems to be on a run of her luck at the moment. However, she’s still going to make sure that this match is going to have her walking out tonight as the winner.

Rich Russillo: But nevertheless, a few tricks up Brianna Hill’s sleeves just here, Holly, able to lock Briannaright around once more before nailing a quick forearm across her jaw and turning Briannadown against the ropes. Brianna there stunned, Holly looking back and making a run back from the outside side of the ring…

James Peters: BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE STOPS HOLLY AT THE CENTER OF THE RING!… BICYCLE KICK TO ONE LEG!… SEIZING THE ARMS AND PLANTING HOLLY WITH A SURFBOARD CURB STOMP!

Rich Russillo: That’s surely a surprising sight to see from Brianna, as she has just pulled all those moves out of nowhere and knocked Holly out cold right less than a minute just there. Holly is down and Brianna Hill could be lining for a quick victory over her! Is she about to really beat Holly Arrow right here in her return match?

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: A KICK OUT AT TWO BY HOLLY ARROW!

Rich Russillo: Only coming close for the victory, only leaving Brianna Hill perplexed with what she has witnessed at her own expense just here. Brianna Hill has determined heading into this match, and she has to try more if she’s going to beat someone that demands determination more than she ever had together, knowing Holly, she had unfinished business and she’s not going to let this unfinished just here like this easily.

James Peters: Brianna Hill now making her way back to both feet, putting her focus right back towards Holly who’s still down on the ground struggling to get back upon her feet. Holly reaching out with Brianna Hill now controlling the situation once more and taking Holly out of there, tossing her down by the corner and looking to connect with a follow-up down there while Holly still stunned…

Rich Russillo: A RUNNING KNEE CONNECTS HOLLY AT THE CORNER!

James Peters: Holly has now been dropped to the ground by Brianna just now, with Brianna making her way down to the corner, running back and springing out of the corner, and charging straight towards Holly Arrow who’s still down there!…. CORNER BASEMENT DROPKICK REPEATS ON HOLLY!

Rich Russillo: Holly may have to work her way back faster if she wants to beat this game here because right now, it all seems like Brianna Hill has become the one able to handle the situation pretty well, and everything goes according to the plan here.

Persephone: The plan stinks like her.

James Peters: Brianna backs to her feet to kneel and drags Holly out of there, seems like she isn’t looking for a pin yet and now just looking for another way around that she could be able to take Holly out easier.

Rich Russillo: Brianna sees the ropes and now drags Holly along the way down there, she now has Holly leaning against the middle rope and Brianna now runs back, bouncing back from the ropes and running towards Holly!….

James Peters: A SLOBBER KNOCKER ELBOW STRIKE JUST KNOCKS BRIANNA DOWN AT THE CENTER OF THE RING!

Rich Russillo: Holly with a fiery comeback just there and she’s not going to have her momentum stopping running just yet, picking BriannaHill roughly off the ground after the Elbow has just landed, she quickly and now kicking Briannaright into action no more time to make the progress towards her victory!…. TIGER SUPLEX PLANTS BRIANNA HILL! HOLLY WITH A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Persephone: Come on three….

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL KICKS OUT!

Persephone: UGH FUCK!

James Peters: Brianna Hill is able to avoid the count of three as well, just like Holly has done it earlier, but that shows Holly only just getting close, as does BriannaHill, to claiming that victory that both women are aiming for. Holly reaches for both feet again and still has a hold of her wrist. BriannaHill looks up and she could, only, hope. Holly could really be winning it just right away like this…

( While Holly has a hold of Brianna ‘s wrist, Brianna looks up and Holly gives her a cold sight, while Briannaseems like she wants to retaliate against her action. Holly shakes her head and just pulls her right back away from the ground. )

Holly Arrow: (Off-Mic) Not time and place.

James Peters: NOW LOOKING FOR THE EMPEROR’S TIME!

Rich Russillo: But Brianna has just appeared to be able to duck at the very last second to avoid the attack coming towards her, seizing under her arm and scooping her over her head with a Back Suplex stunning Holly, crashing roughly. Brianna rolls back to both feet quickly and Holly, there, holding down her back and clutching the pain!…. BREAKTHROUGH! RUNNING ENZUIGIRI DROPS HOLLY TO THE GROUND! BRIANNA HILL GOES FOR A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

James Peters: Brianna Hill still only coming close as Holly is just able to kick out at the count of two only! That might be close to three, but Brianna Hill is just one step closer towards her victory just right here!

Rich Russillo: Brianna looks back and somewhat little but she knows that it’s not going to end well if it’s going down like this, she’s now picking Holly right ahead coming back to both feet with her. Brianna has her game plan again and she could be longing for her CRUSH CULTURE to take her out!

James Peters: WAIT! HOLLY’S HANDS ARE REACHING, SHE’S LOOKING FOR BRIANNA’S LEG AND SHE’S ABLE TO GRAB IT, TAKING HER DOWN TO THE GROUND AND APPLYING THE ANKLE LOCK RIGHT AWAY! THE ANKLE LOCK HAS BEEN APPLIED, AND IT’S NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN TURNING ALL THE TIDE AGAINST BRIANNA HILL AT THE MOMENT! SHE’S REALLY IN DEEP TROUBLE HERE!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL NOW NO WHERE NEAR THE ROPES AS WELL, BUT HOLLY ARROW MIGHT SNAP HER LEGS IN HALF JUST LIKE THAT AS THE CENTER OF HER RING! THIS NOT ONLY KNOCKS, IT’S GOING TO BE A HARD KNOCK DOWN FOR BRIANNA HILL RIGHT NOW TO GET THROUGH THIS!

James Peters: BRIANNA HILL KICKS INTO GEAR TO EMBATTLE HERSELF AGAINST HOLLY ARROW AS WELL, BUT WE’RE NOT SURE IF THAT MIGHT BE OVER RIGHT NOW AS EVERYTHING PROGRESSES FOR HOLLY. ARROW AND IT’S ALL GOING WELL FOR HER RIGHT NOW! HOLLY ARROW’S PLAN GOES IN SMOOTH WITH THAT ANKLE LOCK AND SHE COULD BE ENDING THIS REAL SOON! BRIANNA HILL MUST HAVE TO FIGURE OUT! COME ON, THINK ABOUT IT! YOU JUST HAVE TO TOUGH IT OUT, ENDURING TILL THE VERY END OR FACING THE DEAD END!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL MUST HAVE TO FIGURE A WAY OUT BETTER THAN THIS. WHAT COULD SHE BE DOING AT THIS POINT BESIDES CRYING OUT AND ENDURING THE PAIN THAT HOLLY ARROW IS GIVING HER THROUGH THE ANKLE LOCK JUST RIGHT NOW?

( While Holly Arrow applies the Ankle Lock very tight and Brianna is just yelling out loud, she’s there being knelt down and completely holding her down to her and continues yelling at Brianna Hill at some stage. )

James Peters: HOLLY SPEAKS OUT LOUD WITH CONFIDENCE AND DETERMINATION, TELLING BRIANNA TO JUST TAP OUT, BUT SHE STILL HAS TO WIN THAT MATCH BEYOND RIGHT NOW!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL STILL DOESN’T SEEM TO BE GETTING CLOSE TO GETTING THE HOLD OF THE MATCH THAT EASILY, AND SHE’S GOING DOWN TOWARDS THE ROPE! HOLLY STILL LETTING THE ANKLE LOCK HAVE A HOLD, IT’S TIME FOR BRIANNA HILL TO TAP OUT! HOLLY WON’T LONG TO LET THIS DOWN WITH BRIANNA HILL GIVING IN!

James Peters: WAIT! BRIANNA JUST USES A SLIGHT MOMENT JUST THERE, SENDING HOLLY ARROW DROPPING HER DOWN TO HER ROPE AND LEAVING HER HANGING DOWN THERE!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL ROLLING BACK TO HER FEET AND SPREADING OUT HER LEGS BEFORE EXITING AWAY FROM THE ROPES! UP, STILL STUNNED!… HOTLINE! TIGER FEINT KICK CONNECTS!

James Peters: HOLLY HAS BEEN SENT BACKING INSIDE THE RING WITH THE HOTLINE KICK, AND NOW SHE LAYS FLAT ON THE GROUND! BRIANNA HILL THEN MOMENTS JUST RIGHT AFTER AND SHE ALSO GOT ONTO THE APRON. BRIANNA QUICKLY CLIMBS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP AND THERE SHE HOLDS ON TIGHT. HOLLY STILL DOWN AND BRIANNA ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING IN HER SCOPE JUST FOR THIS MOMENT TO SERVE HER!… DIVING ELBOW DROP BY BRIANNA! BRIANNA GOES FOR A COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THRE-

( ……. )

Rich Russillo: TWO! TWO! STILL ONLY TWO! HOLLY ONCE AGAIN KICKS OUT AT TWO AND BRIANNA IS IN SHOCK! SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT!

James Peters: ONLY COMING CLOSE BUT THOSE MOVES THAT HAVE SURELY DEALING A LOT OF DAMAGE AND GIVING BRIANNA A HUGE ADVANTAGE SITTING AHEAD, SHE COULD REALLY BE HAVING JUST THE RIGHT HERE AND SHE’S GOING DOWN TO THE CORNER! BRIANNA NOW HAS HER ELBOW CHARGED FOR HOLLY, HOLLYONLY TRYING TO COME BACK FROM THERE, BRIANNA HILL ALREADY TAKES HER AIM AND LONG FOR TAKING THE HEAD OFF HOLY DOWN FROM HERE!

Rich Russillo: HOLLY NOW ABLE TO REACH FOR BOTH FEET AND NOW BRIANNA RUNNING OUT!… OCEAN EYES!

James Peters: HOLLY JUST ABLE TO DUCK THE ELBOW RIGHT AT THE VERY LAST SECOND! HOLY ABLE TO DUCK IT AND SHE GOT BRIANNA RIGHT INTO A STRONG HOLD!… RIPCORD LARIAT! THE EMPEROR’S TIME CONNECTS!

Rich Russillo: BRIANNA HILL KICKS DOWN, BUT HOLY ISN’T DONE WITH THE BUSINESS THAT SHE HAS YET TO HAVE IT CLEANED OUT JUST YET, KICKING BACK UPON BOTH FEET AND FENDING! BRIANNA STILL REMAINING DOWN ON THE GROUND, HOLLY THROWING HER ARM BACK!… GALAXY IMPACT CONNECTS SQUARELY! FALLING FOREARM SMASH BY HOLLY!

James Peters: BRIANNA HILL IS LYING OUT COLD AFTER THE FINAL BLOW HOLLY AROW DROPS RIGHT INTO THE COVER! THIS IS IT!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

( DING DING DING! )

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… HHHOOOOLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY AAAARROWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

(‘Bad Romance’ hits once again as Holly Arrow returns to her feet. The crowd explodes with cheers, and the referee raises Holly’s hand. Holly has a smirk on her face as she celebrates her victory, meanwhile the fans continue to cheer seeing her pick up her first victory back in the ring.)

James Peters: HOLLY ARROW WINS! Holly wins her first match back, and from the looks of it she has not lost a step! She hasn’t been in the ring since Wicked Games, but she made her intentions known. She wants to reach the top.

Rich Russillo: Well right now she has Hikari Kanno to think about, but to her credit, that was a fantastic performance ahead of her match against Hikari at Shock Value. Congratulations to Holly Arrow!

Persephone: Yeah yeah, whatever. Mid versus garbage is over, let’s move on.

(However, as Holly Arrow makes her way up the ramp and heads to the back, ‘Cellar Door’ by Spiritbox hits. By this point Brianna has already begun to stir, and is seated in the corner of the ring, watching as Hayley Morrow walks out with a microphone in her hand. Brianna isn’t happy seeing Hayley walk out, but Hayley begins walking down the ramp.)

James Peters: Here comes Hayley Morrow, who attacked Brianna Hill earlier in the night! She has a microphone in her hand though, so it looks like she’s here to speak!

Persephone: What could she even have to say that’s so important? If she’s just here to rub the loss in Brianna’s face she can leave. That’s a waste of time.

(Hayley stops at the bottom of the ramp, and she begins to speak as she stares at Brianna.)

Hayley Morrow: As amusing as it is watching your trash talk blow up in your face, I can’t say I’ve had enough just yet. I could’ve done what you did last week, and laughed following your loss, or made some sort of joke after attacking you, but I’m not interested in that. See, you’ve messed with me far too many times now for me to be content with what I did earlier, so here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to stop playing these games, you’re going to stop making your jokes, and you’re going to finally put your money where your mouth is. This has been a very long time coming Brianna, so I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this, but I want you in a match. No more sneak attacks, no more distractions, a real one on one match so I can finally finish this and put you down for good.

(The fans cheer hearing this challenge from Hayley, but Brianna clearly isn’t happy. She’s still hurt following the match with Holly, and on top of that she clearly doesn’t want to deal with Hayley. Even so, she begins to respond.)

Brianna Hill: Fine, whatever. It’s your funeral, you stupid emo bitch.

(More cheers come from the fans, and Hayley doesn’t look bothered by Brianna’s insult as she begins to speak once again.)

Hayley Morrow: Right, we’ll see about that. See you soon, Brianna.

(Hayley begins walking up the ramp, and ‘Cellar Door’ begins to play once again. Throughout this Brianna remains seated in the corner of the ring, clearly furious as she stares at Hayley Morrow.)

James Peters: Wow! It looks like we’ll be seeing these two cross paths in the future, and as Hayley said, it was a long time coming. These two have been at each other’s throats, but soon enough they’ll be facing off one on one!

Rich Russillo: There’s been a lot of animosity between these two. This is bound to be a great match. As for who’ll win? We’ll just have to wait and see.

(As Brianna stares at Hayley from inside of the ring, Voltage begins to fade from ringside.)

(Voltage fades backstage where interviewer Sofia Clarke is backstage, standing behind the golden Voltage backdrop with a monitor next to it. Sofia is smiling at the camera, just waiting for her cue to begin talking.)

Sofia Clarke: At King of Elite, the next pair fell short in becoming Unified Tag Team Champions. The couple that has been quite the internet sensation these past several weeks, captivating everyone with their relationship. Fortunately for you, I have them here with me right now. Please welcome at this time, #DoMia or as you know them, Donovan Duke and Mia Santoro!

(The crowd is heard cheering out in the arena at the sight of Donovan Duke and Mia Santoro appearing on camera. The two of them look to be close-knit with each other as they look towards Sofia Clarke.)

Sofia Clarke: As I opened up this interview, you two fell short in defeating Jaded Hearts for the Unified Tag Team Championships, so two weeks post-King of Elite and we all have to wonder: how are the two of you feeling?

Donovan Duke: I’m not going to lie, but I’m pretty disappointed with how King of Elite went. It would have been so satisfying to knock those two bitches down a peg or two. All that week, we kept hearing about how there was “ a snowball’s chance in hell” that we were going to win those titles. It was a situation where things didn’t look to be in our favor. I’m not mad about it, just disappointed. It would have been really nice to go out there and win the titles with Mia. I know how much that she’s been putting in the work and I just wanted to go out there and not let her down. But, at King of Elite, we did the best we could with the situation. We went out there, poured our entire hearts and souls into the match and the better team walked out. Yes, they’re a bunch of old and petty cunts, but they’re damn good at what they do and that’s something that we’re not going to take away from them.

Mia Santoro: We’ve talked about this, Donnie. It was a tough situation. It was a tough and grueling match that tested our strength as a couple and I like to think that we passed this test. While there is no championship gold around our waist, I think that it made us stronger in a sense. It’s in these situations like these, where we see if we’re truly there for each other, during our lowest of lows. Regardless, I am still the star on Voltage and EAW. I’m going to be regardless that I am going to be champion at some point. If that means with my cowboy or not, that remains up in the air because you can’t predict these things. But, #DoMia will be champions. I am confident in our abilities as wrestlers. Donnie has been making training extra meaningful to me. This man is one of the best wrestlers on the brand. The best trainer that anyone could have. A truly gifted athlete, who will be a future World Champion one day and not to say, one of the most handsome men in this company.

Donovan Duke: Oh, shucks. ☺️

Mia Santoro: 😊 But, as for what’s next for #DoMia? Well, we’ll do what we’ve always done and that’s regroup and refocus. We put King of Elite in the rear view as we focus on the future. Shock Value is around the corner, so our best bet is getting ourselves on that card in some capacity.

Donovan Duke: We were going to take the next two weeks in order to regroup and focus. We were thinking about rewatching the Unified Tag Team Championship match, trying to see where we went wrong and what we could have done to better ourselves. We were going to get some training sessions and work on the finer details on Mia’s grappling. We’re still going to do that regardless, but we had gotten a call from Captain Charisma last week, where he asked us to cut his time short. Now, Captain Charisma has always been kind to us when it comes to making sure that we return at 100%, but to hear him ask for us to cut our time off short, I know it’s serious. He doesn’t do that, unless there is something that we ought to hear. There’s all of this talk about a ‘special opportunity’ that he’s waiting to announce. I’m not sure what all the hullabaloo is about, but it affects the whole roster. Mia and I are interested to see what that is all about.

Mia Santoro: This ‘special opportunity’ seems like a huge deal if the entire roster is being told about it. Honestly, whatever it is, I hope it’s worth it because I would have loved to have those three weeks off and just focus on training. I don’t know about you, Donnie, but I am ready to reach that next level of my career. I haven’t even held my first title yet and if that ‘special opportunity’ is the one thing that leads me there, I am going to take it. King of Elite was not my time to hold my first championship, but I can promise that it’ll happen sooner or later.

Sofia Clarke: It seems like this ‘special opportunity’ has made the two of you optimistic for the future. I wish you all the luck in the world with your aspirations. Thank you, guys for your time.

Donovan Duke: Our pleasure, Sofia.

(With those words, Sofia Clarke parts ways with Donovan Duke and Mia Santoro. Soon after, we see Jamie Cross, who approaches Mia.)

Jamie Cross: I couldn’t help, but watch the whole interview with the two of you. It seems like we’re on the same boat, Mia. I’m also someone who is looking to reach that next level. While things haven’t gone my way, after I beat Hikari Kanno, I expect for everyone to be reminded of my potential.

(Mia Santoro and Jamie Cross stare down at each other. Donovan Duke chuckles, knowing that the confrontation is going to get a little competitive. But, he knows that Mia is more than capable of defending herself.)

Donovan Duke: Well, I ought to excuse myself, so you ladies can chit-chat.

(Donovan Duke quickly kisses Mia Santoro before exiting himself out of the atmosphere of Mia and Jamie Cross. Mia looks at the direction that Donovan left in, almost with a smirk on her face, knowing that she is one of the luckiest women in the world. Then, she turns her attention as her whole demeanor changes when she looks at Jamie.)

Mia Santoro: Clearly, nothing has changed during your absence. You’re better off staying out of my way, if you want a chance.

Jamie Cross: I really didn’t care to ask for your opinion. I didn’t come back to waste any time or let anyone walk all over me like before.

(Mia Santoro chuckles as Jamie Cross remains perfectly still, letting Mia talk. To Mia, it seemed like Jamie was being a bit delusional, thinking that she has the shot of getting this ‘special opportunity.’)

Mia Santoro: Is that so? Well, how about we have a match and see if you can actually back up your words?

Jamie Cross: That’s fine. I accept your challenge.

????: Glad to see that the Voltage spirit is alive and well with the two of you.

(Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma walks into the camera frame as the crowd in the arena pops for the Hall of Famer. Captain Charisma has nothing more than a shining smile on his face as he looks like he’s got something underneath his sleeve. It causes Mia Santoro and Jamie Cross to stand up straight and not try anything funny in front of Captain Charisma.)

Captain Charisma: I apologize for eavesdropping, but I couldn’t help, but hear your conversation about the two of you wanting a match. Well, I decided that I’d up the ante on that.

(Mia Santoro and Jamie Cross are a bit confused on what Captain Charisma is going with, but they let him continue on.)

Captain Charisma: The two of you will have your match, but how about we put a future title shot on the line for this match?

(The crowd pops for that announcement as Mia Santoro and Jamie Cross look at each other with some intrigue on their faces. This changes everything for what they expected this match to be. It’s some added motivation to make sure that they both do whatever they can to beat the other.)

Mia Santoro: I like the sound of that!

Jamie Cross: I’m interested. It’s a way to get myself back in the title hunt. I’ve had opportunities for the New Breed and Specialists Championship. I’ve fallen short on those matches, but I can assure you that I’ll defeat you and make sure that I get that title shot.

Mia Santoro: You shouldn’t bet on yourself to make promises that you can’t keep, Jamie.

Jamie Cross: Because King of Elite went well for you?

Mia Santoro: I’m more relevant than you’ve ever been. I’m the star here and you’ll see that when we face off.

(Mia Santoro, oozing with confidence, turns on her heel and walks out of the camera shot, leaving Jamie Cross to look straight ahead with a serious, but focused look on her face. Jamie has nothing else on her mind, but to back up her claims and make sure that she defeats Mia and gets that future title shot. Meanwhile, Captain Charisma could cut the tension with a knife between these two.)

(Voltage fades elsewhere.)

(Sunday Night Voltage fades back into a shot of the backstage area of Olympic Stadium, as the camera settles in on one of the hallways where Hikari Kanno is seen. The crowd cheers loudly as she prepares for her first match as a member of the Voltage roster this Season against Jamie Cross. She’s ready, and focused, but all of that is completely broken as she hears a voice call to her in the distance and a person quickly approaching.)

???: Hikari! Just the person that I was looking for, hey, do you mind if I get a quick word with you-

Hikari Kanno: Stop.

(Harper Lee, who has just entered the scene, immediately stops in her tracks. Immediately, she holds her hands up in innocence, showing that she’s not here to do anything, but Hikari is clearly not interested, regardless of anything that Harper has to say and she makes that known very quickly.)

Hikari Kanno: Look, let’s get one thing clear before you try anything, I want nothing to do with you. I do not plan at all to get involved with your mess between you and Holly. All I want to do is to ease back into life as a Sunday Night Voltage roster member and the way that I do that is by beating her in two weeks at Shock Value.

(Harper, for the most part, expected this answer out of Hikari even though she didn’t get a chance to say anything, but you can kind of assume what she has on her mind regardless that has her thinking this way. She isn’t going to budge so easily though as she is quick to respond to Hikari.)

Harper Lee: Look, I’m going to be honest with you, Hikari, if you don’t mind… I don’t want Holly Arrow around. I thought I got rid of her when I tossed her aside back at Wicked Games but it’s clear now that she’s come back that she’s up to no good. She made her intentions very clear when she unrightfully attacked me after my match at King of Elite, and I know that she’s not going to stop. I’m not doing this for myself, I’m doing this for you, to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. You can’t, at all, trust Holly Arrow.

(Even though Harper has done nothing but lie about the situation, regardless of that it’s clear that Hikari is still confused. She shakes her head in disagreement before eyeing Harper with a stern look.)

Hikari Kanno: I don’t have to trust, Holly, in case that wasn’t made apparent. All I need to do is beat her, and I will do that. I don’t need your help or whatever you’re trying to suggest in order to do it either in case that wasn’t made apparent from the very beginning.

(Harper puts her hands on her hips and sighs, Hikari has been a lot more persistent than she expected. She takes a moment to think to herself and wonder what she’s going to say next before she loons back at her.)

Harper Lee: Alright, I’ll say it, I guess there’s just a part of me that wants in on this. Holly started problems with me first, she has no reason to just push those aside in order to face you in a match that nobody is going to remember a few months later… no offense of course. Her problems lie with me and she’s going to have to finish it when this all ends with me beating her like we all know I’m going to end up doing. Which is why…

(Hikari groans as she realizes what Harper is alluding to.)

Harper Lee: I’m going to go to Captain Charisma, our absolutely wonderful Voltage Commissioner, and I’m going to ask to be the special guest referee in your match against her! You want to win, I want Holly Arrow to lose in a painful and embarrassing fashion, how about we both try and help each other out here!

(Harper nudges Hikari on the shoulder, trying to get her to accept the offer so she can get what she wants. Hikari, though, does not look at all interested and that is made even more apparent as she rolls her eyes in annoyance that she has to go through all of this. Harper’s smile fades as she sees Hikari’s reaction.)

Hikari Kanno: You had your fun trying to pitch this idea to me, but this is not what I want at all. I don’t need you to be the referee in the match in order for me to get the win against her, I already know that I am going to win. What you need to do is make sure that you stay out of my way and allow this match to happen as normal, or else you’re starting a whole other problem with a whole different person which I don’t think you want.

(Harper completely shrugs off the warning that Hikari is giving her, not really bothering with it especially with her main purpose of being here to make sure that Holly is handled by any means necessary. Harper does not seem at all phased nor does it seem like she is changing her stance on the matter regardless of what Hikari is going to say to her, and a part of Hikari has come to terms with that and the other wants Harper to leave her alone.)

Harper Lee: I just want to make sure, you get me? I mean, look, did you see her match earlier in the night against Brianna Hill? I didn’t even try to attack her or interfere in the match (like she did me but that’s a discussion for another time) even though I had every right to in order to get my revenge on her. Look, I just need you to trust me, I 100% know what I am doing. It’s not like I’m new here and you have no reason to listen to any of what I am saying, you just have to understand it from my perspective that’s all.

(Hikari, still, does not want anything to do with this. Even with the amount of persuading that Harper has done and the amount of effort that she has put into trying to pitch this, she is just trying to let everything be and go about business like usual.)

Hikari Kanno: No.

Harper Lee: C’mon! Don’t be like this, Hikari, I know you! I know how bad you want this win and seeing how we’re having this conversation you know how bad I want to make sure that Holly doesn’t win at Shock Value either! This is the perfect situation for both of us, you just need to understand it!

Hikari Kanno: No.

Harper Lee: You know you want to!

Hikari Kanno: No.

Harper Lee: Just imagine what this would do for your career! It would skyrocket it!

Hikari Kanno: No.

Harper Lee: This is all for the best!

(Hikari, having heard enough of this, finally groans as she nods her head reluctantly.)

Hikari Kanno: Fine, whatever, go talk to Captain Charisma then. Tell him that you want to be the referee.

(Harper perks up, as the smile on her face continues to grow, and immediately it’s Hikari who begins to realize just how big of a mistake that she’s made caving into Harper’s request and how much of a nuisance she is going to continue to be because of it.)

Harper Lee: Good! This is amazing! I knew you would see the vision of all of this! I will go to Captain Charisma and I will get this settled in an instant! I promise that you will leave Shock Value a winner no matter what it’s going to have to take on my part-

Hikari Kanno: But.

(Harper looks to turn around and quickly walk off to Captain Charisma’s office, but before she can, Hikari grabs her by her shirt arm and pulls her back. Harper has a smile on her face still as Hikari keeps a cold expression.)

Hikari Kanno: I don’t want any foolishness out of you, understand? I want you to call it right down the middle as any fair, unbiased, impartial referee would. If you do anything stupid that compromises the match anyway shape or form, then I will reiterate what I said earlier if it was not made apparent… I am coming for you next.

(Deep down, this ruined everything that Harper wanted out of this. But still, she nods her head quickly, knowing the main problem in all of this and how she does not want to get taken off track by anything else especially with issues toward Hikari.)

Harper Lee: Pfftt, what makes you think that I was going to do that? Look, you don’t have to worry about it at all. Now you go back to doing what you were doing, getting all ready for your match against… whoever… and I’ll go back to doing what I was doing and that’s going to have a talk with Captain Charisma!

(Hikari doesn’t say anything else, she lets go of her as Harper scurries away. She rolls her eyes again as she goes back to preparing for her match, which is the last shot seen before Sunday Night Voltage from there begins to fade to elsewhere.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, where Hikari Kanno faces Holly Arrow.)

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

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(The crowd gives a mixed reactuon as “She’s All I Wanna Be” by Tate McRae hits. Jamie Cross begins to walk out, and heads down the ramp, high fiving a few fans, but ultimately focused on her match tonight with Hikari Kanno.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first… From Chicago, Illinois… Weighing in at 133 pounds… JJAAAAMMMIIEEEEEE CCCRRRRROOOOOOSSSSSSS!!!!!!

James Peters: Jamie Cross has been one of Voltage’s rising stars, and tonight, faces a challenge in Hikari Kanno.

Rich Russillo: Yeah, Hikari is a dangerous competitor to anyone she shares a ring with, and Jamie better be focused.

James Peters: Because if she’s not, she might as well just roll over.

(‘Trepanation’ by Millennium Parade plays to a mostly positive reaction from fans, fresh off her return to Voltage, Hikari is met with love, and she saunters down the ramp, not taking her eyes off Jamie Cross in the ring as she takes her entrance jacket off, and leaves it on the rampway.)

Bella Braxton: And her opponent! Hailing out of Okinawa, Japan, weighing in at 121 pounds…SHE IS THE DREAMING IDOL…HIKARI KANNO!!

James Peters: Last week, Hikari Kanno returned to Voltage, and even got a match made for Shock Value.

Rich Russillo: Yes, Hikari will be going one-on-one with the returning Holly Arrow!

James Peters: I am looking forward to that match, just like I am looking forward to this match.

(Both competitors are in their opposing corners as the referee signals for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: And the bell has rung! Meaning: the time for talk is over. Hikari Kanno, Jamie Cross, one-on-one! Here. We. Go. Both competitors start things off by circling one another, and initiate a collar and elbow tie-up in the center of the ring! A jockey for position takes place, and Jamie manages to back Hikari up against the ropes, getting the upper hand early over the former Hardcore Champion.

Rich Russillo: Of course, the referee interjects, wanting a clean break between both women. Jamie Cross begins to separate herself from Kanno, but- OOH! Jamie shoved her while she was up against the ropes.

James Peters: Jamie isn’t here to play nice, and shows that early on.

Rich Russillo: Well, a win over Hikari Kanno could be huge for her. Imagine Hikari having her first match back on Voltage be spoiled.

Persephone: To be honest, that’d be pretty hilarious.

Rich Russillo: :roman:

James Peters: Hikari shakes off that shove from Jamie, and the two circle each other for a second time. Again, Jamie backs Hikari up against the ropes, but Hikari shifts her around, pinning Cross up against the ropes now. The referee intervenes, asking for a clean break, which Hikari looks to oblige by-

Rich Russillo: NO! HIKARI SLAPS JAMIE ACROSS THE FACE!

(Angered, Jamie tries to march toward Hikari, but the referee blocks her path, keeping Jamie at bay momentarily before stepping aside.)

James Peters: Well, Hikari just showed that she isn’t here to play nice either.

Persephone: Now, THAT was hilarious. :mjlol: More people need to be slapped.

Rich Russillo: Like who?

Persephone: You, and Rich come to mind pretty easily.

Rich Russillo + James Peters: :whoa:

Persephone: Relax, not now. Go back to commentating the dumb match or whatever.

James Peters: :whoa: Jamie appears to have collected herself following that slap to the face, and circles Hikari for a third time. Both women initiate a collar and elbow tie-up, and Hikari wrings the arm of Jamie, gaining control of the wrist. Hikari yanks on the arm a few times, possibly looking to tear that shoulder of its socket!

Rich Russillo: Jamie rolls through to a seated position, and moves to all fours, HEADSPRINGING to a vertical base, and counters with an arm wringer of her own, transitioning into a hammerlock. But Hikari slips behind Jamie for a hammerlock of her own!

James Peters: Sensing she’s in trouble, Jamie shuffles toward the ropes, forcing a break as she wraps her free arm around the top rope. Hikari backs away from Jamie, releasing the hammerlock, but Jamie rolls out underneath the bottom rope.

Rich Russillo: Already, Jamie is creating separation, and giving herself time to think as she takes a breather.

James Peters: Though, Hikari isn’t going after her, and allows Jamie to bide her time on the outside.

Persephone: What’d be the point? Either this idiot gets counted out, or comes to Hikari herself. Lose-lose.

James Peters: I guess you are somewhat right about that one.

Persephone: I’m always right, idiot.

James Peters: :wow:

Rich Russillo: Jamie Cross tests the mobility of her arm on the outside, making sure the hammerlock didn’t do too much damage, but ultimately decides to head inside, beating the referee’s count.

James Peters: A slow start to this contest as both women circle each other for a fourth time, still in the feeling out process, neither having been able to get that outright advantage over the other. A collar and elbow tie-up in the center of the ring! Jamie traps Hikari in a standing side headlock, and wrenches on the hold.

Rich Russillo: Hikari has a plan, however, and bounces Jamie off the ropes to escape! JAMIE REBOUNDS BACK WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE! Hikari goes down, and Jamie runs off the ropes! Hikari rolls onto her belly, forcing Cross to jump over her!

James Peters: Next, there’s a leapfrog by Kanno! Jamie comes rebounding back into a HIP TOSS- NO! BLOCKED BY JAMIE CROSS, WHO TRIES TO SCORE WITH A HIP TOSS OF HER OWN- BUT THATS ALSO BLOCKED BY HIKARI! HIKARI TURNS IT INTO A BACKSLIDE, HOOKING BOTH ARMS, BUT JAMIE QUICKLY ROLLS THROUGH TO HER FEET- AND SLASHES HIKARI ACROSS THE CHEST WITH A DEVASTATING KNIFE EDGE CHOP!

Rich Russillo: Hikari staggers to the corner, and Jamie is hot on her heels, but gets sent into the corner by Hikari, who connects with a KNIFE EDGE CHOP OF HER OWN! THAT ONE ECHOED THROUGHOUT THE ARENA!

Persephone: I should text Luis to slap me like that.

James Peters: TMI, Persephone.

Rich Russillo: Jamie pushes past Hikari, and staggers to another corner, but Hikari is hot on her heels, and connects with ANOTHER knife edge chop to the chest! THEN ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! HIKARI GOES FOR ANOTHER- BUT JAMIE DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, AND STARTS TO UNLOAD WITH A FLURRY OF KNIFE EDGE CHOPS HERSELF!

James Peters: Jamie directs Hikari up against the ropes for an irish whip! But Hikari reverses at the last minute, sending Jamie toward the ropes instead! Hikari ducks down, perhsps signaling early for a back body drop- BUT JAMIE AVOIDS IT WITH A PENALTY KICK TO THE CHEST! Hikari staggers up against the ropes, and Jamie charges in!

Rich Russillo: BUT GETS SENT UP AND OVER HIKARI’S SHOULDER TO THE OUTSIDE! Jamie attempts to shake the cobwebs out of her head as she is already rising to a vertical base, AND HIKARI RUNS OFF THE ROPES, BUILDING MOMENTUM FOR A WRECKING BALL DROPKICK THROUGH THE BOTTOM ROPE!

James Peters: JAMIE COLLIDED BACK FIRST WITH THE BARRICADE!

Persephone: Alright, this match is picking up a bit… not enough to keep my attention though.

James Peters: As expected. Jamie rises to all fours, in a world of pain, but Hikari grabs her in a hammerlock, and pulls Jamie up to her feet. Oh no, what could Hikari be going for-

Rich Russillo: OOH! AND THERES YOUR ANSWER! HIKARI JUST SENT JAMIE SHOULDER FIRST INTO THAT RINGPOST! Jamie doubles over, favoring her arm, but Hikari isn’t done yet, hammerlocking that arm again, and sending her shoulder first into ANOTHER ringpost! Hikari rolls Jamie back inside the ring, and Jamie pulls herself with assistance from the ropes.

James Peters: Meanwhile, Hikari climbs to the top rope. Jamie’s hand is still grabbing on to the top rope, and HIKARI LEAPS OFF WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE DAMAGED ARM! Jamie staggers away from Hikari before doubling over, that arm coursing with pain.

Rich Russillo: We know that there are select body parts which Hikari likes to soften. The neck, the shoulder, and the arms. She dissects the opponent early on, and sets them up for one of her finishing maneuvers, which, if Jamie gets hit with, could mean game over.

James Peters: Hikari marches toward Jamie, and wrings that damaged arm, looking to target it some more, BUT JAMIE BATTLES BACK WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! CROSS FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP, AND HIKARI DROPS TO A KNEE! Jamie stands her back up, and scores with ANOTHER knife edge chop!

Rich Russillo: Hikari staggers away from Jamie, and leans back against the ropes, trying to buy herself some recovery time. Jamie approaches, and grabs hold of Hikari, slamming her FACE FIRST off the top turnbuckle! Jamie stomps Hikari down to a seated position in the corner, and presses her boot up against Kanno’s jaw. The referee gives Jamie til the count of five!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

James Peters: Finally, Jamie relents, but only at the last minute, using nearly all of that count. The referee pulls Jamie away from Hikari momentarily, but once given the greenlight, Jamie is immediately back on the attack, pulling Hikari up to a vertical base.

Rich Russillo: THUNDEROUS KNIFE EDGE CHOP CONNECTS! AND ANOTHER! THEN ANOTHER! Hikari is on wobbly legs at the moment, and gets caught with ANOTHER knife edge chop from Jamie! Hikari tries to stagger away from Cross, but Jamie spins her around, and scores with yet ANOTHER knife edge chop to the chest!

James Peters: BUT UH-OH! THAT ONLY SEEMED TO FIRE UP KANNO, WHO RESPONDS WITH ONE OF HER OWN! THAT WAS SO IMPACTFUL, JAMIE SPUN AROUND AS A RESULT! HIKARI FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH ANOTHER KNIFE EDGE CHOP, BACKING JAMIE UP AGAINST THE ROPES FOR AN IRISH WHIP!

Rich Russillo: JAMIE TURNS IT AROUND, REVERSING THE IRISH WHIP ON HIKARI, AND SEND HER TOWARD THE ROPES!

James Peters: AND HIKARI’S MOMENTUM GETS BROUGHT TO A SCREECHING HALT WITH A RUNNING BACK ELBOW BY JAMIE! Hikari sits up, favoring her mouth and nose area, having been caught flush by Jamie Cross, who has successfully swung the momentum back in her favor.

Persephone: Great, now can she get to maybe wrapping this thing up already? Thanks.

James Peters: :kyrie:

Rich Russillo: Jamie approaches Hikari, and toys with her a bit, shoving Hikari’s head around. But Jamie decides to pull Hikari back to a knee- BIG MISTAKE AS HIKARI STARTS TO FIGHT BACK WITH SHOTS TO THE MIDSECTION! HIKARI RISES TO HER FEET- BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A KNEE LIFT TO THE FACE!

James Peters: Hikari staggers back slightly, but returns fire with a KNIFE EDGE CHOP! HIKARI STRINGS THAT TOGETHER WITH A BIG FOREARM! KANNO ALTERNATES BACK TO A KNIFE EDGE CHOP, AND GOES FOR ANOTHER FOREARM- BUT GETS THUMBED IN THE EYE BY CROSS!

Rich Russillo: CROSS JUST THUMBED HIKARI RIGHT IN THE EYE! Hikari turns around, and doubles over, trying to regain her vision, but Jamie spins her around, and PLANTS Hikari with a bodyslam! JAMIE LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR A STANDING FROG SPLASH- BUT HIKARI GETS THE KNEES UP!

James Peters: Jamie rolls away from Hikari, clutching her ribs, and pulls herself up in the corner. Hikari starts to fire up, and rises back to her feet, marching towards Jamie in the corner. KNIFE EDGE CHOP BY HIKARI, BUT SHE BEGINS TO ALTERNATE BETWEEN CHOPS AND FOREARM SMASHES!

Rich Russillo: HIKARI IRISH WHIPS JAMIE TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! BUT JAMIE REVERSES, SENDING HIKARI INSTEAD! HIKARI GOES UP AND OVER, AND JAMIE COLLIDES STERNUM FIRST WITH THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HIKARI RUNS OFF THE ROPES!

James Peters: JAMIE TRIES TO TAKE HER HEAD OFF WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT HIKARI DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES AGAIN FOR A BIG BOOT! JAMIE IS QUICKLY BACK TO HER FEET, AND STAGGERS TO THE CORNER!

Rich Russillo: HIKARI CHARGES IN WITH A RUNNING STEP-UP KNEE STRIKE, AND BRINGS JAMIE TO THE CENTER OF THE RING FOR A NECKBREAKER! COVER IS MADE, HOOKING THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHH-

James Peters: KICKOUT!

Persephone: Dammit! I was hoping that’d be enough.

James Peters: You seriously thought THAT would be enough to win Hikari the match?

Persephone: Keyword: hoping.

James Peters: :wow:

Rich Russillo: Hikari pulls Jamie back to her feet, and wrings her bad arm before irish whipping Jamie to the opposite corner! Jamie counters, whipping Hikari to the corner instead! JAMIE RUSHES IN WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, BUT HIKARI SIDESTEPS OUT OF THE WAY!

James Peters: NOW, HIKARI CHARGES JAMIE IN THE CORNER WITH A CLOTHESLINE! BUT SHES CAUGHT, AND SENT FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE WITH A REVERSE STO IN THE CORNER!

Rich Russillo: Wisely, Hikari rolls to the outside, and finds herself up to a knee, trying to shake the cobwebs out of her head. JAMIE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES, AND SOARS THROUGH THE MIDDLE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ONTO HIKARI! HIKARI HIT BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE, AND JAMIE LANDS ON HER FEET, ROLLING HIKARI BACK INSIDE THE RING!

James Peters: HIKARI RISES TO BOTH KNEES AS JAMIE SLIDES BACK IN THE RING, AND LINES HER UP FOR THAT SILVER KNEE!

Rich Russillo: RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE- NO! HIKARI SLIPS BEHIND JAMIE FOR A REAR WAISTLOCK, AND REBOUNDS HER OFF THE ROPES FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEE-

James Peters: ALMOST! BUT JAMIE ROLLS THROUGH AT THE LAST MINUTE, BOTH OF HIKARI’S SHOULDERS ON THE MAT NOW IN THAT O’CONNOR ROLL!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Rich Russillo: KICKOUT! AND HIKARI TRANSITIONS INTO A REAR NAKED CHOKE ON JAMIE! BUT JAMIE IS QUICK TO SQUIRM OUT OF IT, SLITHERING UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE! JAMIE DOUBLES OVER ON THE OUTSIDE, GASPING FOR AIR! UNBEKNOWNST TO THE FACT THAT HIKARI KANNO HAS MADE HER WAY ONTO THE APRON!

James Peters: JAMIE TURNS AROUND, AND EATS A FLYING KNEE STRIKE OFF THE APRON! HIKARI PULLS JAMIE BACK TO HER FEET, AND SETS HER UP FOR BRIGHTSTAR! HIKARI WANTS THAT HIGH ANGLE URANAGE SLAM ON THE OUTSIDE, WHICH WOULD NO DOUBT SET HER UP TO PUT JAMIE AWAY!

Persephone: YES, FINALLY!

Rich Russillo: JAMIE! JAMIE STARTS TO BATTLE BACK WITH ELBOWS TO THE SIDE HER HEAD, AND PLACES HIKARI BETWEEN HER LEGS FOR THE AUTHORS SPECIAL! RUNNING CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB INTO THE RINGPOST! THE BACK OF HIKARI’S HEAD AND NECK HIT HARD AS SHE WRITHES IN PAIN!

James Peters: Jamie slides back in the ring, and realizes she could win by countout, but decides against it, rolling back to the outside, and sending Hikari back inside the ring. She wants to win this decisively, leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind who the better woman is.

Persephone: Screw who the better woman is! The dumb bitch shoulda just taken the count out. :snoop:

Rich Russillo: Jamie stalks Hikari from the corner as she slowly rises to a knee, and this time, Jamie CONNECTS with the Silver Knee strike! JAMIE DROPS INTO THE COVER, HOOKING THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEE-

James Peters: SHOULDER UP! BUT ZERO HESITATION BY JAMIE TO PULL HIKARI BACK TO HER FEET, AND HOIST HER UP FOR THAT AUTHORS SPECIAL AGAIN! JAMIE GOES TO SEND HIKARI INTO THE TURNBUCKLE THIS TIME, BUT HIKARI COUNTERS WITH A SUNSET FLIP!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!

Persephone: DID SHE GET HER???

Rich Russillo: NO! JAMIE JUST MANAGED TO KICKOUT, AND BOTH COMPETITORS SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET! HIKARI SWINGS WILDLY WITH A CLOTHESLINE! BUT JAMIE DUCKS UNDERNEATH, SLIPPING BEHIND HER FOR A REAR WAISTLOCK! GERMAN SUPLEX BY JAMIE, DUMPING HIKARI HIGH ON HER NECK AND SHOULDERS!

James Peters: HIKARI ROLLS THROUGH TO HER FEET, AND STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER! JAMIE CHARGES IN WITH A BACK ELBOW, AND FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A JUMPING TWISTING ENZIGURI! HIKARI IS DAZED IN THAT CORNER, AND JAMIE SPINS HER AROUND BEFORE LIFTING KANNO TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

Rich Russillo: Hikari’s back is facing Jamie Cross, who climbs to the top rope, hooking Hikari up for an AVALANCHE BACK SUPLEXXXX- COUNTERED! HIKARI COUNTERED WITH A CROSSBODY IN MID AIR, AND BOTH COMPETITORS HIT HARD!

James Peters: THOUGH, JAMIE GOT THE WORST OF IT, HAVING 121 POUNDS OF HIKARI KANNO COME CRASHING DOWN ON TOP OF HER! BOTH COMPETITORS WRITHE IN PAIN, NEITHER ABLE TO CAPITALIZE!

Rich Russillo: THE WEAR AND TEAR IS BEGINNING TO SHOW FROM BOTH PARTIES! BOTH SIDES MIGHT BE LOOKING TO WRAP THINGS ANYTIME NOW!

Persephone: Don’t give me hope.

(The camera cuts backstage briefly to Mia Santoro, who is watching closely on a monitor.)

James Peters: Both competitors begin to stir, and rise back to their feet. Whoever makes it there first will have a major advantage over the other!

Rich Russillo: Well, both women return to their feet at the exact same time, but Hikari fires the first shot off with a RIGHT HAND!

James Peters: HIKARI GOES FOR ANOTHER, BUT HIKARI MANAGES TO BLOCK IT, AND CONNECTS WITH ONE OF HER OWN! HIKARI STAGGERS MOMENTARILY BEFORE BATTLING BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND! AND FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A FLURRY OF RIGHT HANDS!

Rich Russillo: JAMIE IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS, AND HIKARI RUNS OFF THE ROPES- BUT REBOUNDS RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK! HIKARI IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS HERSELF NOW AS JAMIE RUNS OFF THE ROPES!

James Peters: ROLLING ELBOW! ROLLING ELBOW BY KANNO! JAMIE SPINS AROUND AS A RESULT, AND GETS DUMPED WITH A SNAP SAITO SUPLEX! HIKARI QUICKLY CRAWLS INTO THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE-

Rich Russillo: NEARFALL! JAMIE GOT THAT SHOULDER UP!

Persephone: For God sakes, what will it take??

James Peters: Both women have shown their resilence tonight, have shown how much they want to walk out of this match the victor. But there can be only one. Hikari has an intense look in her eyes as she marches toward Jamie, who rolled out to the apron.

Rich Russillo: Hikari reaches over the top rope, and pulls Jamie up from all fours. BUT JAMIE EXPLODES WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI! THAT STUNNED HIKARI MOMENTARILY, BUT SHE TRIES TO CHARGGE AT JAMIE- EATING A SLINGSHOT SPEAR FOR HER TROUBLES! JAMIE HOOKS THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

James Peters: HIKARI GOT THE SHOULDER UP! HIKARI GOT THE SHOULDER UP, AND JAMIE IS POUNDING THE MAT IN FRUSTRATION!

Persephone: Oh, cmon! Don’t get frustrated now! Finish her off!

Rich Russillo: Jamie has seemingly had enough, and pulls Hikari up to her feet, hooking BOTH arms for THE ARC REACTOR! GORY SPECIAL SPUN INTO DDT! HIKARI LANDS ON HER FEET, AND GRABS GRABBED FOR THE DDT!

James peters: BUT HIKARI COUNTERS WITH THE HIGH ANGLE URANAGE SLAM! BRIGHTSTAR CONNECTS! HIKARI IS FEELING IT, AND PULLS JAMIE UP INTO POSITION FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!

Rich Russillo: JAMIE FLOATS OVER BEHIND HIKARI, AND SPIKES HER WITH THE POISONRANA! HIKARI IS SPRAWLED ON THE CANVAS AS A RESULT, AND A LIGHTBULB GOES OFF IN JAMIE’S HEAD AS SHE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE, PERCHING HERSELF AS SHE LOOKS DOWN AT HIKARI!

James Peters: HIKARI HASNT MOVED, AND JAMIE LEAPS WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS!

Rich Russillo: A THING OF BEAUTY… BUT THERE IS NO ONE HOME! NO ONE HOME AS HIKARI ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! AND LOOK AT THIS! HIKARI POUNCES ON TOP OF JAMIE FOR THE CROSSFACE/RINGS OF SATURN COMBINATION SUBMISSION HOLD!

James Peters: AUSWÄHLEN! AUSWAHLEN IS LOCKED IN! CENTER OF THE RING, NOWHERE FOR JAMIE TO GO!

Rich Russillo: I CAN HEAR THE SCREAMS FROM OVER HERE! JAMIE IS IN A WORLD OF PAIN, AND HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT AS HIKARI WRENCHES FURTHER AND FURTHER ON THE HOLD!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Bella Braxton: HERES YOUR WINNER… HIKARI KANNO!!

(‘Trepanation’ by Millennium Parade plays, and Hikari releases the submission before rising to her feet, and having her hand raised in victory. While this is going on, the camera cuts to Mia Santoro backstage, and she cracks a smile, laughing while walking away.)

James Peters: And Hikari’s return to Voltage is off to a great start!

Rich Russillo: Couldn’t agree more. Hikari is mounting momentum heading into Shock Value!

James Peters: But a great showing for Jamie Cross, who went toe-to-toe with Hikari, and almost had her beat at times.

Persephone: Yada, yada, yada, no one cares. Let’s move on.

(Hikari continues celebrating in the ring as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(Commercial for Deadpool & Wolverine, in theaters this July.)

(Sunday Night Voltage fades back into a shot of the arena as ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney is heard playing in the background through the PA system. The crowd is cheering loudly as none other than Voltage Commissioner Captain Charisma is seen standing at the center of the ring. In front of him is a contract signing setting, with a carpet over the canvas, a table, two office chairs, and of course, a leather binder in the EAW Hall of Famer’s hand. In the other is a microphone and as ‘Self Help Tape’ comes to a close he, from there, begins to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Welcome back, and what a Sunday Night Voltage it has been so far! Two weeks removed from a stellar King of Elite Marquee Event, we are on the fast track to Shock Value which comes to you in just two weeks LIVE from the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. We have seen so much already unfold, with big matches being made official and the excitement surely through the roof for everyone watching at home, one of them of course being for the Universal Women’s Championship!

(The crowd cheers as Captain Charisma pauses before continuing.)

Captain Charisma: Tonight, the two contestants sign on the dotted line in this contract signing. So without further adieu, please welcome out first, the challenger, ARIA!

(‘Freewill’ by Roisee is heard playing up as ARIA is seen making her way out to the stage. She has a serious expression as she poses before making her way down the ramp. She would enter the ring before then having a seat at one of the chairs.)

Captain Charisma: Next, she is the Universal Women’s Champion, Minerva!

(‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ by White Zombie is then heard following that as the Universal Women’s Champion Minerva saunters out. With her rose gritted between her teeth, she raises her title in the air before heading to the ring. Entering in, she too takes her seat as the both of them get settled.)

Captain Charisma: ARIA, Minerva, thank you for joining us. Ladies before we begin and before I let you get in what you have to say toward one another, I’d like to say that I took the liberty of upping the ante for your match at Shock Value. Along with making the match itself official tonight, we will also be making official that it will be contested under an ELECTRIFIED TABLES, LADDERS, & CHAIRS MATCH!

(The crowd roars in approval for this as Minerva and ARIA both look surprised by this turn of events, but are more than welcoming to the concept. Captain Charisma smirks seeing their reactions before he continues.)

Captain Charisma: So without further adieu, the floor is yours.

(Captain Charisma places the leather binder on the desk as ARIA leans forward and takes her microphone.)

ARIA: I mean, it’s hard to really put to words how much this match means to me. I look back at my time here in Elite Answers Wrestling and I remind myself of the Elitist that I have become, I truly do feel that I have become battle hardened in the face of some tough adversity. I’ve never had it easy, and having my fair share of accomplishments in the past, I know what it took in order to get there. I had to push myself to my very limit, and go to lengths that I never went to before. I do look back on everything and I feel a sense of pride, it’s hard not to. But I also know that when I approach this matchup, quite possibly up there as one of the biggest in my career, I realize the different type of animal that I’m going to have to bring to the table. I look at how much more harder and difficult this is going to be not just because of the Championship that I am fighting for but also the Champion herself and what she has been able to accomplish as well. We have shared the ring before but never like this, I know what Minerva is able to do and I am especially vigilant of what she is going to do when she has everything to lose in the form of that Championship. So in turn, I’m going to have to bring that energy myself.

ARIA: I didn’t win this opportunity for no reason. This isn’t something that I was just handed and in turn is questionable at best, no, I know I deserve this. Even before this match was made official, even more the contendership match against Harper Lee was announced, I knew that this was my calling. That this is what I’ve been fighting for all this time and exactly what I have been waiting for. I didn’t come to EAW to settle for being second best, no, I came here to this company to be the very best and I have let nobody, not even you, dictate how that is going to go. But at the same time, it would be wrong of me to acknowledge that the same goes for you. Just because I have my own ambitions does not mean at all that you’re just going to step aside and let them come through, no, you’re going to prove why you’re in the position that you’re in and you’re going to do everything that you can to stop my dream in order to continue yours. This close to Pain For Pride I understand how much you want to walk into the event as Champion, and while I would love to see it as well, now that we’re in this predicament… I am going to do everything in my power in order to take it away from you. I have been waiting for this since my arrival, I’m not going to let anyone steal this moment from me, and I’m not waiting any longer for it either.

(ARIA lowers her microphone and it’s clear the passion that is showing through. Minerva, with a stoic expression on her face, takes her own microphone before looking to say some words of her own.)

Minerva: That’s nice, ARIA. I’m glad that your determination to succeed here in the EAW has led you to this point, but at the same time, it’s truly an unfortunate end. I’ve heard what you had to say, not just tonight, but also leading into the match against Harper Lee, and I respect that you plan to bring your best, in fact, that is the only thing that I would really want out of you. But what you are also correct to acknowledge is that this is like no situation that you have been in before and Minerva is like no other opponent that you have faced. You talk about the journey that you have taken in order to get here, the path that you have traveled, but I feel like something that you have forgotten is the path that I have traveled. What I have been able to accomplish is what few have been able to do, and the few that can… I have already beaten them. I have beaten them and I have beaten everyone else who has stood in my way and posed a threat to Minerva’s way. One-by-one they fell, and it all led me to the place that I am at right now with the title that I have in my possession as well. Now that I have it, I’m not going to let go of it so easily, and you are not going to stop me from walking in and out of Pain For Pride later this Season as a defending Champion. Nothing that you do will dictate the fate that has been written for myself in any sort of way.

Minerva: While you may think that your fate has called for you winning this title against me at Shock Value, that is far from the case. No amount of preparation is going to end up preparing you for what is going to come when we face in the Electrified TLC match. You are not at all going to end up getting what you want, this is not going to be the fairytale ending you desire, and at the end of the day that is going to be the bitter pill that you have to swallow. I have no doubt that down the line you are going to end up finding yourself in another opportunity like this one, and just your luck, you might win one of them as well. But as long as it’s against me and as long as I have something to say about it then it will simply never happen. Shock Value will end exactly as advertised, with me still the EAW World Champion and continuing my reign all the way until the end of the Season, I will not let anyone take that away from *me.* If you so much as have a problem with that then I insist you try as you may in order to change that, but truthfully, nothing that you attempt will do that.

ARIA: Look, Minerva, I get it. I understand where you’re coming from and in fact, this is what I expected out of you heading into this. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is one of the biggest matches of my career and it’s a lot to say that I’ll beat Minerva. But at the same time I also plan to treat it as the biggest match of my career without any sort of exceptions. I am more than ready for this, everything that I have done beforehand has all led to this singular moment in time when I walk into Shock Value a challenger and walk out of Shock Value a Champion. I’m ready, more than you could ever imagine, and I’m ready to take my career to the next level.

Minerva: And that’s nice and all, but you’re going to need to bring something else to the table if you want to even be taken into consideration for beating me. This is not me trying to degrade you at all, but this is me being aware of my abilities and how I can’t just be beaten by anyone. You’re going to have to bring something new to the table that I have just not seen yet and maybe you will, but right now I do not see it. Even without this title I am the best female wrestler in this company, it does not define me, I define it. So regardless of the scenario or the situation, you’re going to have to find your way around beating me and less fighting for the title and I don’t think that you’ve figured that out yet.

ARIA: Then I guess you’ll just have to find out.

(ARIA takes the leather binder and pulls it toward her, unclipping the pen and opening it before signing her half of the contract. She then pushes it toward Minerva, who bears a sinister grin as she eyes her.)

Minerva: That’s exactly what I wanted.

(Minerva takes the pen and signs her half of the contract, making the match official as the crowd roars in approval. ARIA then stands up from where she is seated.)

ARIA: Good luck.

(ARIA holds out her hand, to which Minerva stands up and looks at it for a moment before shaking it out of showing respect.)

Minerva: I may respect you, and I may give you the props that you deserve…

(Minerva suddenly tugs ARIA toward her.)

Minerva: But when it comes to defending my Championship… *there is nothing friendly about me.*

Rich Russillo: MINERVA TAKES ARIA’S HEAD AND SLAMS IT AGAINST THE FRONT OF THE DESK! ARIA’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF AS MINERVA JUMPS ONTO THE TABLE AND LUNGES AT ARIA BEFORE TAKING HER DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A HUGE TACKLE! FROM THERE SHE BEGINS TO PULVERIZE HER WITH FOREARMS TO THE FACE!

Persephone: :blessed: Finally, violence, this was getting boring.

James Peters: ARIA IS DEFENSELESS AS MINERVA YANKS HER UP TO HER FEET AND SETS HER UP…

(CRASH!)

Rich Russillo: ‘ATLAS FALLS’ THROUGH THE DESK! MINERVA TURNS ARIA AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH THE TWISTING BRAINBUSTER AND WHAT A STATEMENT MADE BY THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!

(Captain Charisma is quick to try and de-escalate the situation, but the damage has already been done. ‘Blood, Milk & Sky’ is heard playing through the speakers as Minerva takes the Universal Women’s Championship and scoops it up off the ground and back in her possession. She would then raise it in the air before leaving the ring as it is the last shot seen before Sunday Night Voltage would fade to elsewhere.)

(Commercial for Madame Web, in theaters now!)

(The camera cuts back to the ring where Bella Braxton is standing with a microphone as she is ready to start the introductions for tonight’s final match of the evening!)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(“Somebody Get Me A Doctor” by Van Halen starts playing as Dr. Bethany Blue enters the area to loud and resounding boos from the crowd. But she is a professional and is not paying the crowd any mind as she heads to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first and approaching the ring! Residing in Boca Raton, Florida. Weighing in at 125 pounds! Here is DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE! MMMMMMMMMMMM! DDDDDDDDDDDD!

James Peters: I guess we have a Doctor in the house and she is in singles action tonight on Voltage. At King of Elite, she defeated Solomon Stane, but last week was not a good night for the Doctor.

Persephone: Yeah, she talked about how she’s a damn cheater and then went on to bitch out her husband Adam Lucas. How heartwarming. Trouble in paradise. I’m glad these nitwit fans are starting to hate this because they see how much of a bitch Bethany truly is.

Rich Russillo: Well hopefully she can put whatever personal matters she has brewing on the back burner because her opponent can be very devious if she is given the chance.

(Bethany enters the ring and takes her corner as she prepares for this match. Seconds later, ‘Bewitched’ by Frank Sinatra starts to play as Bea Valentine enters the arena still without her beautiful belt, Gloria. The crowd is still booing Bea, but there are a few sympathy cheers as Bea stays strong and heads to the ring. )

Bella Braxton: Introducing her opponent! Accompanied to the ring by Cornelius! From Boston, Massachusetts. Weighing in at 143 pounds. Here is THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! “THE QUEEN BEA” BEA VALENTINE!!

Persephone: Look at Bea all trying to be strong coming to the ring with that old fuck. She’s a horrible champion if you ask me because anybody else would be able to prevent their title belt from being stolen right from under them.

Rich Russillo: What do you expect when you are outnumbered like Bea was? I just hope Valerie knows exactly what she will be in for because Bea will no doubt make her pay, but tonight she’s taking on a very decorated competitor in Dr. Bethany.

James Peters: Bea is the current Specialists Champion taking on a former World Champion in Dr. Bethany Blue. Which lady will leave with the victory? We are about to find out.

(Bea enters the ring and takes her corner as her entrance music fades off. The referee checks both competitors before they call for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

James Peters: Here we go! Main event of Voltage is underway and both ladies are stepping towards the center of the ring and we have a lockup. Both ladies are jockeying for position–

Rich Russillo: It’s the experience advantage of Dr. Bethany that allows her to get a side headlock on the Specialists Champion in this non title match up. Bethany has it in tight as SHE TAKE BEA DOWN WITH A HEADLOCK TAKEOVER!

Persephone: Leave it to these two to make a match so exciting. I’m entertained already with Bethany keeping Bea grounded right now. If this was any more exciting I don’t know what I would do with myself.

James Peters: The match has barely started and you are complaining. The veteran has Bea in control, BUT BEA MOVES ENOUGH TO GET HER LEGS AROUND BETHANY’S HEAD AND COUNTERS WITH A HEADSCISSORS!

Persephone: Woo hoo. Can we have Luis come back out here and keep me company? It would make this match a little more tolerable. We now see Bethany still in the headscissors, but Dr. Bitch gets to her feet AND FLIPS INTO A MODIFIED JACKKNIFE PIN!

Rich Russillo: The referee wasn’t able to start a count BUT BEA WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK! That causes Bethany to lose her bridge and Bea has a waistlock. The referee tries to count a cover–

Persephone: LOOK AT THESE BITCHES BRIDGE UP!! Such flexibility by these two. That’s nothing new if you get what I mean. But Dr. Bitch rolls around and tries to get a backslide–

James Peters: BEA GETS A HANDFUL OF HAIR AND BRINGS BETHANY DOWN RIGHT ACROSS HER KNEE INTO A BACKBREAKER! Even after losing her precious Gloria, she still has no issue using underhanded tactics.

Rich Russillo: Now Bea has mounted the Doctor AND SHE IS THROWING STRAIGHT RIGHT HANDS INTO BETHANY’S FACE! Bethany is blocking the shots and the referee is telling her to open the fists before they start a count.

James Peters: Bea opens up on four and gets back to her feet. Bea is using the hair to bring Bethany back to her feet AND BEA USES THE HAIR FOR LEVERAGE TO FLING BETHANY ACROSS THE RING!

Rich Russillo: It’s effective, but is it smart of her to be doing this stuff to Bethany when we know what kind of a temper that Bethany has? Bea is just asking for it.

Persephone: Who in the hell cares? If they just beat the shit out of each other, that’s fine with me. They just need to make sure that they kill each other so I never have to see them again.

James Peters: Positive as always, Persephone. Right now, Bethany is still down as Bea goes to pick her up and bring her back to her feet, BUT BETHANY WITH A KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!

Persephone: Dumb bitch just got kicked in the head, but there isn’t much there to hurt. But she gives it another shot AND SHE GETS KICKED IN THE FACE! DO IT AGAIN!

Rich Russillo: Bea was knocked back as Bethany gets back to her feet before going to Bea and bringing her to her feet AND IS SHE CRYING? IS BEA CRYING?

Persephone: BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! She is crying! What the literal hell? THERE IS NO CRYING IN WRESTLING! If she doesn’t shut up, the deranged Doctor will give her something to cry about.

James Peters: I think she is starting to let her emotions get the better of her with everything going down with Gloria, but now is not the time to lose your composure. Especially with Dr. Bethany as your opponent.

Rich Russillo: Bethany is not going to show sympathy right now AS SHE PULLS BEA IN AND CLOBBERS HER IN THE FACE WITH A RIPCORD FOREARM! Is it going to be the beginning of the end already?

James Peters: Bea is gonna have to put her thoughts about Gloria away for right now. If not, she is going to lose this match so fast her head will spin. Bea was knocked back into the ropes after that forearm.

Rich Russillo: Bea bounces off the ropes and comes back into a kick from Bethany that doubles Bea over before locking in the facelock and lifting her up in the air! WHAT POWER SHOWN BY THE DOCTOR!

Persephone: She’s a Doctor for gawd’s sake. Can you imagine how heavy some of those patients are? This is not surprising at all. Damn, Rich. You are entertained by the simplest of things. What an idiot!

James Peters: Bethany has had the Specialists Champion up in the air for quite some time now. The blood has got to be rushing to her head by now AS BETHANY DROPS HER WITH A DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX!

Persephone: Dumb Doctor Bitch can work miracles. Bea the Bimbo actually had something in her head for a few seconds. Good for her. Bea crashes onto the canvas as Bethany hits the ropes AND HITS A LEG DROP BEFORE GOING FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!

Rich Russillo: BEA KICKS OUT AT TWO! I know Persephone wanted this match to end right there. Sorry, Persephone. The match will continue on.

Persephone: What a shock. These dumb bitches don’t know how to end anything quickly. I’ve just come to accept that matches like these will always prolong my agony. Yay for me. I need it in my contract that Luis must sit with me during matches that bore me.

James Peters: He’d never wrestle again if that was the case. What the case now is Bea is being dominated right now because she can’t get her mind into the match. The Doctor once again grabs Bea and brings her to her feet.

Rich Russillo: Bethany whips Bea to the ropes. Bea rebounds off the ropes as Bethany puts her head down for a back body drop–

James Peters: BEA MUST HAVE WOKEN UP FOR THE TIME BEING BECAUSE SHE COUNTERS WITH A DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE LEG AND THAT CAUSES BETHANY TO FALL TO A KNEE!

Rich Russillo: Bea is back up and she hits the ropes again AND BEA WITH A SHINING WIZARD THAT CATCHES BETHANY IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD! BETHANY FALLS TO THE MAT AS SHE HOLDS HER HEAD!

Persephone: Look at that. Dumb bitch managed to do something. Good for her. Now look at that loser Cornelius cheering Bea on like his job depended on it… and it probably does. Such a bitch.

James Peters: Bea picks up Bethany by the hair once more AND FLINGS HER BY THE HAIR ONCE MORE! This time, Bethany was thrown towards the corner. Bea goes over to Bethany and pulls her up AND CHOPS HER ACROSS THE CHEST!

Persephone: AND ANOTHER ONE! This has to make Adam happy. Gonna save him money on the boob enhancements that Bea is giving her. :mjlol:

Rich Russillo: Bea has laid off the chops as she jumps up onto Bethany’s legs

Bea Valentine: (off-mic) GLORIA!!!!

Persephone: Oh my gawd! Did that dumb bitch yell for that damn title of hers? She is such a nutcase right now as she falls back AND TAKES BETHANY DOWN WITH A MONKEY FLIP!

James Peters: Tht move did some damage to Bethany’s back as Bea hits the ropes and JUMPS UP BEFORE DRIVING HER KNEES INTO BETHANY’S RIBS BEFORE DOING A SOMERSAULT TO GET BACK TO HER FEET!

Bea Valentine: (off-mic) I WILL GET YOU BACK MY PRECIOUS GLORIA!!!!

Rich Russillo: Bea is back to her feet and yells out for her precious Gloria BEFORE SHE DOES A BACKFLIP AND DRIVES HER KNEES INTO BETHANY ONCE AGAIN WITH THE INSULT TO INJURY STYLE MOVE!

James Peters: Bea is somehow managing to pull through even though she has been separated for a week from her love Gloria. Bea wants her back in the very worst way, but right now this match needs to take precedence.

Rich Russillo: Now Bea has made her way to the second rope as she waits for Bethany to get back to her feet. Bethany is hurting, but she manages to get back to her feet–

Bea Valentine: (off-mic) THIS IS FOR YOU, GLORIA!!!!

Persephone: IS SHE YELLING FOR THAT TITLE AGAIN? DAMN, WILL SOMEBODY SHUT HER UP?!? She does know that the title can’t answer back to her. Damn crazy bitch jumps off the second rope–

James Peters: AND CLOBBERS BETHANY IN THE FACE WITH THE DIVING DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! Direct hit to the face sends Bethany down to the canvas. Bea is choosing to keep Bethany down as she climbs all the way to the top rope.

Persephone: Delusional bitch has a screw loose. First, she’s yelling out for a title belt like it’s her last love. Now she’s trying to fly. That shit never works. I guess she will learn the hard way.

Rich Russillo: Bethany hasn’t moved as Bea gets in position on the top rope–

Bea Valentine: (off-mic) WATCH CLOSELY, MY GLORIA!!!! I’M COMING FOR YOU!

Persephone: I AM GOING TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THIS BITCH IF SHE YELLS FOR THAT DAMN BELT ONE MORE TIME!

James Peters: BEA JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND HITS THE FROG SPLASH!! “FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEA” CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE MONEY AS BEA HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE–

Rich Russillo: BETHANY KICKS OUT AND BEA CAN’T BELIEVE IT! She looks like she is about to start crying again as she thought it was a three count right there. Even Cornelius thought it was over.

James Peters: She is getting mad AND SHE IS GETTING IN THE REFEREE’S FACE! This has been an amazing match so far, but Bea is walking a fine line between intense competitor and complete nut job.

Rich Russillo: She is trying to explain to the ref and tell them it was a three count, but it’s to no avail. Bea lets her face fall and she doesn’t get a chance to turn around AS BETHANY IS BACK TO HER FEET!

Persephone: Bitch is gonna have to pay for throwing that hissy fit to the ref as the dumb Doctor grabs a waistlock AND PLANTS HER WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

James Peters: Bea landed hard on the back of her head as Bethany picks her up AND SLAMS HER DOWN NEAR THE CORNER!

Persephone: Alright. I’ve played nice long enough. Hurry up and end this crapball of a match that belongs on a damn soap opera. It’s ridiculous.

Rich Russillo: Be that as it may, Bethany Blue has herself positioned on the second rope while Bea is still down.

Persephone: Boring old Bethany comes off the second rope AND HITS THE KNEE DROP TO THE CHEST! If she wanted to end this match, she should have dropped the knee across her throat. Then we wouldn’t have to hear her cry about “Gloria” anymore.

James Peters: Will you quit it? Anyways, Bethany is still in control as she grabs Bea’s legs AND TRIES TO TURN HER OVER—

Rich Russillo: AND BEA HAS BEEN TURNED OVER INTO “FRACTURE”! THE HIGH ANGLE BOSTON CRAB HAS BEEN APPLIED AND LOCKED IN!

James Peters: BETHANY DRAGS BEA AWAY FROM THE ROPES TO PREVENT AN EARLY ROPE BREAK! BETHANY IS TRYING TO WEAKEN THE BACK AND LEGS OF THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!

Rich Russillo: BEA IS TRYING TO DO ANYTHING SHE CAN TO EITHER GET A ROPE BREAK OR COUNTER THE HOLD!!

Persephone: She could just tap out, you know. End this match and end her misery and my misery at the same time. Everyone wins.

James Peters: Except for Bea. Did you forget about that?

Persephone: Semantics. So what’s your point?

Rich Russillo: Anyways, Bea has been clawing her way to the ropes. She has been trying to use her remaining strength to grab for the ropes–

Persephone: BAHAHAHAHAHA! DOCTOR DELUSION HAS PULLED THE CRYBABY AWAY FROM THE ROPES AND BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! It’s only a matter of time now. Bea will not be able to last much longer. TAP OUT BITCH!! TAP OUT!!

James Peters: THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON HER BACK RIGHT NOW AND IF SHE DOESN’T FIGURE SOMETHING OUT, SHE IS GOING TO HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT–

Rich Russillo: BEA MANAGED TO ADJUST HER POSITION! SHE IS ON HER BACK AND SHE ROLLS THROUGH AND BEA ACTUALLY USES THE MOMENTUM TO SEND BETHANY FALLING FORWARD INTO THE ROPES!

James Peters: Creative counter by the Specialists Champion and she quickly scrambles back to her feet while Bethany was in the ropes AND SHE GRABS BETHANY AND ROLLS HER UP WITH THE O’CONNOR ROLL! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

Rich Russillo: LOOK AT THIS! BEA HAS THE TIGHTS! BEA HAS A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS AND I DON’T THINK THE REFEREE HAS CAUGHT IT!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEE!

Persephone: THIS MATCH IS OVER!! YAY! RING THE BELL! COME ON!

James Peters: This match is not over, Persephone! The referee caught Bea trying to take a shortcut and the referee is telling Bea she’s busted.

Bea Valentine: Count to three, ref!

Referee: You have the tights. Let go of the tights!

Bea Valentine: Come on, ref! Count!!

Referee: LET GO OF THE TIGHTS NOW!

Bea Valentine: OH COME ON, REF! I HAVE A HAD A ROUGH WEEK! I DON’T HAVE MY GLORIA!! CUT ME SOME SLACK!

Persephone: That has got to be the biggest bunch of bullshit I just witnessed. She just asked the referee to cut her some slack. She legit asked for a free pass to cheat. She must be a dumb bitch.

Rich Russillo: Either way, Bea let go of the tights and she looks defeated, BUT IT GAVE BETHANY A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT BACK! BETHANY ROLLED BACK AND ROLLED THROUGH AND NOW BEA’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!

Persephone: OH COME ON, REF! The referee is counting as slow as hell. They could have counted a little faster and ended this crappy match, but NOOOOOOOOO! This match has to continue. At least it’s the main event of the evening!

James Peters: A good main event at that. Bea managed to kick Bethany off of her! Bea is trying to get back to her feet as Bethany keeps her balance. Bea is back up to her feet—

Rich Russillo: AND SHE RUNS RIGHT INTO THE TJD FROM DR. BETHANY BLUE! TEMPOROMANDIBULAR! JOINT! DYSFUNCTION! WHAT A SUPERKICK FROM DR. BETHANY BLUE!

James Peters: DID YOU SEE BEA HEAD AND NECK SNAP BACK AFTER THAT SHOT? I think that Bea Valentine might have just been knocked out cold! Did the superkick get the job done? Bethany goes for the cover!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHHRRRREEEEEEE!

Rich Russillo: BEA BARELY GOT THE SHOULDER UP! OH WHAT A CLOSE NEAR FALL FOR THE DOCTOR! Look at Cornelius! He just let out a HUGE breath of relief after Bea kicked out.

Persephone: I think it’s because he had too much damn food back in catering. He’s breathing heavily because this is the most work he has done tonight.

James Peters: Nice as always, Persephone. But Dr. Bethany Blue has had enough playing around. She reaches into her gear AND THERE IS THE GLOVE! THAT INFAMOUS BLACK GLOVE! You know what that means?

Persephone: It means she is a disgusting hypocrite from where she had that glove the entire match. Yucky nasty skanky bitch!

Rich Russillo: No. It means that she is going to end this match with SAY AHHHH! Bea is back to her feet and THERE GOES BETHANY!

Persephone: OH GROSS! There’s that nasty Mandible Claw. The gross glove is shoved down her gullet. I think I am going to throw up. Gawd knows what else she does with those gloves.

James Peters: You have such a dirty mind, Persephone. Keep your mind out of the gutter.

Rich Russillo: BETHANY IS LOOKING TO FULLY APPLY THE SUBMISSION, BUT WHAT IN THE HELL IS BEA DOING?

James Peters: SHE’S BITING! BEA IS BITING DOWN ON BETHANY’S FINGERS WITH ALL THE FORCE THAT SHE CAN MUSTER IN ORDER TO GET BETHANY TO LET GO OF THE SUBMISSION!

Rich Russillo: BUT BETHANY WANTS TO PUT BEA DOWN AND IS STILL TRYING TO LOCK IN THE HOLD! BEA IS TRYING TO FIGHT BACK AS MUCH AS SHE CAN, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS STARTING TO DRIFT AWAY! COME ON!! REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE FIGHTING TO GET GLORIA BACK! DO IT FOR GLORIA!

Persephone: You have gotta be joking right now. Are you trying to use that damn title belt as motivation for that crybaby skank to get back in this match? Good gawd! I am surrounded by losers and idiots! I think I will leave and go check on Luis!

James Peters: You will sit right here BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, BUT BEA HAS FOUND THAT SECOND WIND! BEA GETS HERSELF IN POSITION AND SHE LIFTS BETHANY IN THE AIR!

Persephone: Don’t tell me that Gloria or whatever the fuck she calls the belt is actually lighting a fire under that bitch. Oh my gawd! This is a damn circus full of nothing but clowns.

Rich Russillo: I won’t question it, but Bea has Bethany in position AND SOMEHOW MANAGES TO COUNTER IT INTO AN ALABAMA SLAM! THAT FORCES BETHANY TO RELEASE THE HOLD!

Persephone: But look at our Specialists Champion. She looks like she is about to have a breakdown in the middle of the ring. Her eyes are bugging out and she is breathing deep. SAVE THAT FOR LATER! WIN THIS DAMN MATCH!

James Peters: I hope that Bea didn’t waste too much time as she wipes at her eyes and brings Bethany back to her feet. She grabs Bethany and IS GETTING HER SETUP FOR “BEA MY VALENTINE”!

Rich Russillo: BUT BETHANY MANAGES TO SPIN OUT AND GET FREE! BEA TRIES TO RECOVER AS SHE TURNS AROUND–

James Peters: RIGHT INTO “CODE BLUE”! THE HEART PUNCH BY THE DOCTOR AND BEA MIGHT HAVE JUST CODED RIGHT THERE AS SHE FALLS TO THE MAT! BETHANY ROLLS BEA OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHHHHRRRREEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Somebody Get Me A Doctor” starts playing again as Bethany rolls off of Bea and takes a second to catch her breath as Bella Braxton announces the final decision of the match.)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner… DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE! MMMMMMMMM! DDDDDDD!

James Peters: This was a great match, but I can’t help to say that the end result was almost sort of expected given Bea’s mindset. She unfortunately could not keep her complete focus on the match.

Persephone: That’s exactly what the dumb bitch deserves! If you can’t keep your attention on a match, then you don’t deserve to be champion.

(Bethany is back to her feet and the referee raises her arm in victory before going back to check on Bea. Bethany gives her opponent a disgusted look before leaving the ring and heading up the entrance ramp.)

(Cornelius has come into the ring and he has shoved the referee away as Cornelius is consoling Bea as she is now sitting up in the ring.)

Rich Russillo: You have got to feel a little bad for Bea. She doesn’t have her baby. Maybe if she had Gloria in her possession, this match could have had a different result.

Persephone: Doubt it. She would have still lost.

James Peters: Anyways, Bea put up a good effort, but tonight belongs to the Doctor. Congrats to—

???” Yoohoo! Bea! Up here!

(Bea and Cornelius wonder what is going on until they see Valerie Hellstorm on the videotron holding Gloria on her shoulder. Bea has a very stunned look on her face and she is starting to get mad.)

Valerie Hellstorm: Bea. I know you are a little lost without your precious Gloria, but I wanted to tell you that we have been having a hell of a time together.

(Bea is yelling at the tron telling Valerie to give Gloria back.)

Valerie Hellstorm: It’s almost like she doesn’t miss you at all. But I know you just had a horrible defeat a few moments ago, but I didn’t want you to miss this. As you can see, we are back in the photo area and I wanted you to get a front row seat for my new photoshoot.

(Bea is now glaring at Valerie while Cornelius is now holding onto Bea to get her to control her temper.)

Valerie Hellstorm: Now, Bea. It took me a second to give this shoot a title, but then it just came to me. It’s gonna be called… THE NEW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! Now let’s get started.

(Valerie walks over to the backdrop and the photographer begins taking photos of Gloria and Valerie. Valerie’s getting up close and personal with Gloria including putting her cheek on it, holding it gently, and even giving it a small kiss.)

James Peters: Well this is completely uncalled for! Valerie is just rubbing it in that she stole Gloria. There is no need for this.

(While the photoshoot is going on on the tron, Bea has started trembling before she lets out a blood curdling scream.)

Persephone: Oh my gawd! Could this bitch be any louder?

Rich Russillo: BEA HAS LOST IT! SHE IS SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER AND KICKING AND THROWING A FIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SHE HAS BLOWN A GASKET!

(Bea gets back to her feet and leaves the ring to the timekeeper’s table and grabs the chair that Bella was sitting in before THROWING IT AGAINST THE RING STEPS!)

Persephone: Cornelius! Come get your psycho bitch! She’s way too close to me.

Rich Russillo: I think that’s what he’s trying to do. Look and see!

(Bea has been smashing the chair against the ring steps as Cornelius tries to calm down Bea.)

Cornelius: Ms. Bea. please calm down. We will get Gloria back soon enough.

Bea Valentine: SHUT UP! THIS IS MORE THAN JUST GETTING MY BABY BACK! I WANNA MAKE THE BITCH PAY!

Cornelius: Pay?

Bea Valentine: YES PAY! I’M GONNA MAUL HER! I’M GONNA MESS UP HER FACE! I’M GONNA KILL THE BITCH FOR EVER PUTTING HER HANDS ON GLORIA! SHE’S GONNA REGRET EVERYTHING WHEN I’M DONE! EVERYTHING!!

James Peters: You heard it here, folks. I would NOT wanna be Valerie Hellstorm right now. With the way that Vea has been acting, I don’t think that even La Familia will be able to stop her. This is more than just a rivalry. This is war!! Good luck, Cornelius. You’re gonna need it trying to calm Bea Valentine down.

(The final shot has Cornelius trying to calm Bea down as she is having a breakdown at ring screaming and throwing anything she can get her hands on as the shot fades elsewhere.)

(Promotional ad for Shock Value, where Minerva defends the Universal Women’s Championship against ARIA in an Electrified TLC match.)

(Voltage returns to ringside, and ‘Self Help Tape’ by Moses Sumney hits. The entire crowd explodes with cheers, and before long, the Voltage Commissioner begins making his way out. Captain Charisma has a smile on his face as he steps out to the stage, holding a microphone in his hand. He takes a moment to stare at the cheering fans, before beginning to walk down the ramp and head towards the ring.)

James Peters: Captain Charisma is here, and it looks like he may be here to announce something. I’m not too sure what it is, but he has a smile on his face so it must be something good!

Rich Russillo: We do have Shock Value coming up in a few weeks, so if I had to guess it’d definitely be something about that. We know he’s been waiting to announce this since last week though, so let’s see what this is about.

Persephone: Unless we’re getting rid of all the awful wrestlers here, giving Luis his well deserved World title match or replacing all of our matches with deathmatches, I don’t see what all the hype is about.

(Captain Charisma walks up the steel steps before entering the ring. ‘Self Help Tape’ begins to fade out, and the Commissioner begins to speak.)

Captain Charisma: Ladies and gentlemen, we’re only a few short weeks away from Shock Value. Already we’re approaching Voltage’s next major event, and I can’t even tell you all just how excited I am for this. This brand has been on fire and at Shock Value I’m sure that won’t change. Things are only going to keep getting better as we approach Pain for Pride, and right now I’m here to share a few things with you guys so you understand exactly why I feel this way. See, as amazing as Shock Value will be, I don’t want the excitement to stop there. I want this brand to keep putting on incredible matches and blowing your minds as the weeks go on, which is why I’d like to say that Shock Value is NOT the only show you all have to look forward to! We won’t be slowing down whatsoever heading towards Pain for Pride. After Shock Value we’ll be holding another event where even more huge matches will be taking place, as after Shock Value we will be bringing back Super Voltage!

(This receives loud cheers from the crowd, and Captain Charisma continues.)

Captain Charisma: Right now I’d also like to confirm a few matches for Super Voltage. On this show Roberto De La Rosa will be defending his Hardcore Championship against Michael S. Connor, but that’s not all. As decided earlier in the night, Jamie Cross will face Mia Santoro in a number one contendership match for the Specialists Championship! Whoever wins the Specialists Championship match at Shock Value will defend their Championship against the winner of this match on the March 17th Voltage in a St. Patrick’s Day Pub Fight!

Captain Charisma: Of course, I’m not just out here to talk about Super Voltage. Shock Value is coming up and we still have some matches to announce for it. One of those matches happens to be what I’ve been waiting to announce, so I hope you all in the back are listening closely. At Shock Value there will be a huge match to determine who fights for the EAW World Championship at Grand Rampage, but this won’t just be any regular match! In fact, the only name I found fitting for it was the Electrified Clusterfuck. More details will come next week regarding this stipulation, but for now I can announce the participants for the match!

(The fans quickly quiet down so Captain Charisma can announce the participants.)

Captain Charisma: JAMIE O’HARA, CAMERON ELLA AVA, DRAKE KING, REX MCALLISTER, DONOVAN DUKE, DR. BETHANY BLUE AND JACK RIPLEY!!!

(The fans immediately begin to cheer hearing this lineup of participants, but the cheers don’t last long as ‘Somebody Get Me A Doctor’ by Van Halen hits. As the fans begin booing, Dr. Bethany Blue walks out with a microphone in her hand. After being one of the participants announced for this match she has a smirk on her face, and she begins to speak as she slides into the ring.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Good. It’s about time I received another chance to become World Champion. It’s been too long since I was in that position, and I had no interest in continuing to wait around while everyone else gets opportunities they don’t even deserve. My last World Championship reign ended back at Pain for Pride and since then I’ve dealt with everything that’s come my way, from representing your brand in War Games to putting up with the likes of Solomon Stane. I earned another opportunity to become World Champion again a very long time ago, so now that it’s here I hope all of my future opponents understand that I won’t be losing. Some of the people in this match shouldn’t even be here either after they failed to win the EAW Championship, but it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Either way I’m going to win this match, and whether it’s Charlie or TLA I face at Grand Rampage, I’m going to win and become the new EAW Champion. Maybe that’ll show Adam what it means to have some competitive fire.

(This receives a negative reaction from the crowd, but Bethany continues.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Look, I just want what’s best and right now, what’s best is me taking that EAW Championship and-

(Before Bethany could continue, ‘Good For Her’ by MOTHICA featuring emlyn hits. This causes a more positive reaction from the crowd, and Bethany doesn’t look amused as she turns towards the stage. Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara are both seen walking out with microphones in their hand, and on their way to the ring Cameron begins to speak.)

Cameron Ella Ava: Yikes. After all these months you still can’t do anything but run your mouth. Honestly Bethany, I’m kind of glad you’re in this match. Obviously my goal is to be the one getting that EAW Championship match at Grand Rampage, but since you’re here I guess I have the chance to right some wrongs and fix what happened back at Bloodsport. For some reason you think that you have to be the one winning this match and becoming the new EAW World Champion, but I’ll gladly shut you up and show you that you’re not needed here, not when you’re on the same brand as someone like myself. You’re not the only one that wants another shot to become World Champion, and I’ve waited a lot longer than you have to get my hands on gold again. I’m not going to keep waiting, so if you want your shot you’ll have to either set your sights on the Universal Women’s Championship or wait until after I’ve dethroned either Charlie or TLA, because you’re not getting your opportunity at my expense.

(Cameron and Jamie enter the ring, and Bethany doesn’t look too pleased.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: Are you serious? Did you forget what happened last time we faced each other? There’s nothing that needs to be corrected. I’m the better wrestler Cameron, and as for you…

(Bethany turns towards Jamie as she continues.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: You got off lucky at Wicked Games. Don’t forget that.

(A smirk appears on Jamie’s face as he begins to respond.)

Jamie O’Hara: Lucky? I wouldn’t consider having to waste my time for months dealing with the likes of you and Andre “lucky”, but either way Bethany, what happened at Wicked Games won’t be happening at Shock Value. Not Andre Walker appearing to ruin the match, but you having a way out so you don’t have to admit that you were in over your head. At Shock Value you’re going to lose, and just so we’re clear, I plan to be the one that leaves with that opportunity. You two aren’t alone in wanting more. In fact, I’m sure everyone announced for this match would love nothing more than to spend Grand Rampage fighting for that Championship. However, I’ll be standing in your way, and I don’t plan to hand any of you that Championship match.

(The fans cheer, but Dr. Bethany Blue doesn’t look too happy hearing Jamie’s words. Before long however, ‘Stronger (salü remix)’ by The Score hits. The cheers continue as Rex McAllister walks out, and on his way down the ramp he is seen holding a microphone. Rex enters the ring, joining Captain Charisma and the three Elitists already there, and he turns to Jamie before beginning to speak.)

Rex McAllister: Jamie, if there’s anyone that knows what you’re capable of, it’s me. With that being said, I have no problem with getting past you if it means going to Grand Rampage and fighting for that EAW World Championship.

(Loud cheers come from the fans, and Jamie remains silent as Rex continues.)

Rex McAllister: I’m aware that King of Elite didn’t go my way and that I’ve already had chances to win the EAW Championship, but if I’m going to be given an opportunity like this I’m going to make the most of it. I’ve spent this season giving every match my all no matter what was on the line or what I’d get out of it. This match is no different. No matter the result you all will see me at my best, but you know what I’m here for. I came as close as I possibly could to becoming Champion at King of Elite. The next step is actually winning the-

Dr. Bethany Blue: Excuse me, I’ve heard enough. You already tried twice and you failed both times, didn’t you? Why are you even here?

Rex McAllister: I’m here because just like you, I want that opportunity. The mistakes I made at King of Elite won’t be repeated, and I can guarantee that you won’t be winning against me the same way Charlie did.

Cameron Ella Ava: Either way, I don’t plan on letting any of you take this opportunity from me. I personally don’t care how many shots I’ve had, or anyone else has had for that matter. The only thing I’m worried about is whether or not I can beat you all at Shock Value, and even that’s not a problem. If I didn’t have what it took to win this match, I wouldn’t be who I am. Sorry Rex, but that title match is mine.

Rex McAllister: Yeah, we’ll see about that soon enough.

(‘Bounce Back’ by Big Sean then begins to play, and the cheers continue as Jack Ripley walks out. Much like the others Jack is holding a microphone in his hand, and he begins to speak as he slowly walks down his ramp, making his way to join the others inside of the ring.)

Jack Ripley: You’re right, Rex. We WILL see, because I think you guys are forgetting something really important here. Rex, you just fought for the EAW Championship at King of Elite. Bethany, you were World Champion just last season. I can’t say that my season’s been going as well as it has for some of you. My only World title match was back at Road to Redemption and that turned out to be a massive disappointment, which is why I need to step my game up. I need to spend what’s left of this season climbing back to the top and making sure I don’t end yet another season on a sour note. I spent Pain for Pride last year losing a National Elite Championship match right after being inducted to the Hall of Fame. I don’t plan to do that again, so if I now have a chance to walk into Pain for Pride with my second World Championship, I’m taking it. I don’t intend to let any of you stop me, either.

(Jack enters the ring as the fans cheer, but Jamie O’Hara begins to speak.)

Jamie O’Hara: Any of us? I’m not so sure you have the luxury of making that decision, Jack. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about our history.

Jack Ripley: Of course I haven’t. It’s just one more reason I need to turn things around for myself.

Rex McAllister: Well as admirable as that may be, I don’t plan to let you earn that opportunity so easily. Ultimately, it no longer matters what anyone deserves, or how many opportunities they’ve already had. What matters is what they can bring to the table this time around, so unless you can make it past me at Shock Value, you won’t be fighting for the EAW Championship at Grand Rampage.

Dr. Bethany Blue: You’re all expecting too much, honestly. I’m the best wrestler in this match, so why would any of you be fighting for the title at Grand Rampage? I’ve been through enough this season, I am NOT-

(‘I Rise’ by Cory Marks hits, interrupting Dr. Bethany Blue. Bethany looks annoyed as she turns towards the stage, and Donovan Duke walks out. Donovan has a grin on his face as he walks down the ramp with a microphone in his hand, and as he makes it to ringside he begins to speak, making his way into the ring.)

Donovan Duke: Sorry to interrupt, but I just wanted to make one thing clear. You guys all think this win is guaranteed for your own different reasons, and I get it. You’ve all been World Champions, and most of you are already Hall of Famers. I haven’t reached that stage yet, but I want to get there and I’m going to give opportunities like this everything I have so I can get there. I’m not surprised that you’re all confident, but I don’t plan to go down without a fight. I’m giving this match everything I have, and I don’t plan to leave without having another shot at becoming EAW Champion!

(The fans cheer, but Bethany doesn’t look too amused.)

Dr. Bethany Blue: If you want a shot wait until Grand Rampage comes around and enter that match. You’re not winning at Shock Value, just give it up.

Donovan Duke: Sorry, but that’s not happening. Things didn’t go too well for me back at King of Elite but that’s no reason for me to give up. Since this season started I’ve wanted to push myself and take my career to a stage I haven’t been at before, and if I couldn’t do it back at King of Elite I’ll just have to do it now. I know that this will be one of my biggest challenges yet, but if it means getting a chance to hold my World Championship I’ll do whatever it takes.

Jack Ripley: Well right now you’re just in the way, Donovan. Just like everyone else here, you’re getting in the way of me reaching my own goal. At the end of the day this is clearly gonna be a match filled with chaos, and if you can’t keep up with that you’re gonna be left behind. I don’t think you can do it, Donovan. I don’t think you’ll win a match like this. Not just because you haven’t accomplished as much as the rest of us yet, but because I’m here, and at this point of the season I don’t have a choice but to make the most of this.

Donovan Duke: Well no matter what happens, I’ll be giving this my all. I’ve competed in tons of major matches, Jack. I might not have done as much as the rest of you yet, but I know what it’s like in matches like these. I won’t just survive, I’ll win.

Cameron Ella Ava: You can try. You’re a talented competitor Donovan, but this is my match to win.

Dr. Bethany Blue: :wtf: Your match??? You already had too many chances! This match is mine.

Rex McAllister: I wouldn’t be so sure about that-

???: NO! NO! NO!

(Right away everyone can recognize whose voice this is, as the people inside of the ring turn towards the stage, not even surprised by this. Drake King storms out with a microphone in his hand, and he looks completely furious. As Drake makes his way to the bottom of the ramp, he continues yelling towards Captain Charisma.)

Drake King: WHAT ARE YOU DOING???? I ASKED YOU TO FIX THIS, WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME FIGHT ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE TO GET A SHOT AT MY OWN TITLE????? CHARLIE SHOULDN’T EVEN BE CHAMPION RIGHT NOW, WHY ARE WE HAVING A MATCH LIKE THIS!?

(None of the Elitists inside of the ring look pleased, but it’s Jamie O’Hara that begins to respond.)

Jamie O’Hara: If you don’t want anything to do with this match, can you just leave? Everyone here is sick and tired of you.

Drake King: BUT WHY?? CHARLIE’S THE ONE THAT STOLE THE CHAMPIONSHIP FROM ME! HE’S THE ONE YOU SHOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH!

Jamie O’Hara: :francis:

Drake King: Look, I thought I made it very clear what I wanted. Captain Charisma, I know you want to make some sort of big match and all, but we can do that some other time. Right now, we need to fix-

Jamie O’Hara: You know what? It’s almost not even worth competing in this match when I know I can get a title shot at a later date. Drake I’m personally sick of hearing your voice, so if you need someone to shut you up I’ll gladly do it. Why don’t you face me one on one at Shock Value? Let’s see if you can win against me without Methuselah there to bail you out.

(The fans loudly cheer hearing this, but Drake doesn’t look anywhere near as impressed by the idea.)

Drake King: :skip: No… Why would I want that? I said I wanted my title back, not a match with Jamie O’Hara. Anyways, if we could just get back to-

Captain Charisma: Actually, you know what? I like that idea. Jack, Cameron, Donovan, Rex and Bethany, you guys will compete in the contendership match at Shock Value. Jamie and Drake, at Shock Value you two will be going one on one. Both matches are now OFFICIAL!

(The fans cheer, and Captain Charisma begins to leave the ring. The five Elitists in the contendership match seem to be satisfied with this, so before long they also begin leaving the ring, walking directly past Drake as they make their way up the ramp. Drake can’t believe his eyes, and as he glances at Jamie, Jamie is seen with a grin on his face. Drake turns around, beginning to once again yell at Captain Charisma.)

Drake King: WHY??? WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? I DIDN’T ASK TO FACE JAMIE, WHY WON’T YOU GIVE ME MY TITLE??

(Despite Drake’s yelling, Captain Charisma makes his way to the back, as do the participants in the contendership match. Jamie O’Hara just laughs at Drake, knowing that he got his match with him set for Shock Value.)

James Peters: Well this may not be what Drake King wanted, but these are two huge matches made official for Shock Value!

Rich Russillo: Soon we’ll be finding out who will face either Charlie Marr or TLA at Grand Rampage, and on top of that, Jamie O’Hara and Drake King will be facing off in a rematch from 2023’s Tempest event! Shock Value is looking even more exciting than it already was!

Persephone: Ehh. I wouldn’t call this exciting, but whatever.

(Drake continues yelling for Captain Charisma, beginning to storm up the ramp as Jamie remains in the ring, a smirk still on his face as he watches his Shock Value opponent. From there, Voltage begins to fade to black.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)