( EAW Intro plays )
( The show opens up to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the arena and ring are all set up for an EAW show but the building is completely empty – barring Mr. DEDEDE who stands solemnly in the ring. He wears jeans and a black leather coat over a light gray ‘Brody Sparks’ T-shirt. DDD lifts the microphone up to his mouth slowly to speak directly into the camera. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Good evening. I stand alone here in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center on this rainy Sunday afternoon. This is the venue where the NEO supershow, “Frontline” was expected to take place on Friday night, as well as the same city where Road to Redemption 11 was set to take place yesterday afternoon. Both shows have been postponed however in response to the tragic loss of Meagan Christine Vaughan, known by you all as Brody Sparks, who passed away early Thursday morning. Meagan was found unresponsive and could not be resuscitated by medical professionals. She was only 23 years old.
The entire EAW community has been shaken to the core by this unimaginable loss. After the death of Extreme Enigma we never expected to experience another loss to hit so close to home to the entire community, however Brody was an integral part of Elite Answers Wrestling both backstage and as an active member of the roster. She was a friend to us all, she was my friend. She was a confidant, a motivator, an inspiration, a ray of light in the darkness, who saw past the sometimes tumultuous backstage politics, party alignments and even conventional thought. She was somebody who stood for what was right even if it directly contradicted what was popular. She was a beacon of hope, a symbol of integrity, a guiding light for those who walked aimlessly, a megaphone for those who were seen as voiceless. And her honesty with herself as well as with others only portrays a small example of what made her so special to so many people. Despite being at such a young age, she was wise beyond her years – and she took pride not only in her personal growth, but she was proud of us. Even in trying times she was still proud of EAW as a community, and was so happy being a part of EAW. She loved this place, she loved all of you, and since her untimely passing many of us have reciprocated this same kind of love not only in remembering her, but in pulling each other up. Many of our spirits have been broken by this unimaginable loss, many of us can’t help but question “why”. We’ve mourned openly, and we’ve done our best to build each other back up as a community and a family after experiencing such a devastating loss.
Tonight’s show is meant to remember Brody and allow the EAW community to vent their emotions and air their sentiments with no judgment or time constraints. We honor the legacy Brody has left behind in her young life, as well as celebrate her captivating career by displaying a handful of her finest matches. As deeply as we may mourn Brody’s loss, we will also celebrate her life. We can never repay you for all you’ve done for us Brody, but tonight we thank you. Thank you, Brody, for entering our lives. Thank you for entering our hearts, for sharing your undying spirit, and for reshaping this world by being unapologetic in being yourself. EAW will never be the same without you. I will not be the same without you, but we can only hope to all learn from the example you’ve set. Thank you, Brody. We love you. And we’ll miss you.
( DDD wipes tears out of his eyes and the camera fades away… )
( CAPTION: “A Spark Ignites – Battleground 2/15/2016” )
( The camera cuts to the ring where the Ring Announcer is standing by, mic already in hand. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Ring Announcer: This opening match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first…
( “Criminal” by Fiona Apple begins to play throughout the arena as Brody Sparks walks out onto the stage. She makes her way to the ring, biting her lip and cocking her head to the side the whole way down. )
Ring Announcer: Weighing in at one hundred and fifteen pounds… From Brockton, Massachusetts… BRODDDYYYY SPAARKKKKSSSS!!!!
( “Criminal” begins to fade… )
Ring Announcer: And her opponent…
( “Hold Me Down” by Halsey starts playing as Lia Beech makes her way to the ring with the crowd constantly booing her. )
Ring Announcer: Weighing in at one hundred and twenty eight pounds… From Memphis, Tennessee… “The Holy Grenade”… LIAAAA BEEECCCHHHHH!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
HYC: Here we go! Lia and Brody circle around each other before Brody stops and cocks her head to the side while smiling. LIA WITH THE LOU THESZ PRESS AND THE BEATDOWN BEGINS! Brody rolls Lia over and starts a beatdown on her face! Lia rolls her over and if they keep this up they’ll end up outside the ring! Lia throws a punch and Brody grabs it and flips her over still holding onto her arm. SHE’S GOT AN ARMBAR LOCKED IN! WOAH! LIA PULLS HERSELF UP BY LIFTING HER BODY OFF THE MAT AND ROLLS THE ARMBAR INTO A PIN!
Rex: Brody kicks out! Both Vixens rise to their feet and stare each other down. Brody begins grinning and Lia goes straight for her again! This time Brody dodges and starts throwing punches, backing Lia into the ropes! She follows right behind her and hits a forearm strike knocking her outside the apron! Lia hangs on and Brody goes for the dropkick to knock her off the ring… BUT LIA EVADES THE DROPKICK! Brody is getting back to her feet and Lia jumps onto the ropes! SPRINGBOARD STUNNER! IT CONNECTS! LIA GOES FOR ANOTHER PIN!
Ref: ONEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOO!!!!!
HYC: Not quite enough as Brody kicks out again! Lia goes to pick Brody up… BRODY GRABS LIA’S ARM AND THROWS HER THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! This is the chance Brody needs to get back in this!
Rex: Lia is getting back to her feet and Brody runs against the ropes and goes for the baseball slide… LIA GRABS A HOLD OF BRODY’S LEGS AND MOUNTS ON TOP OF HER WHEN SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND! LIA IS POUNDING HER HEAD SENSELESS!
HYC: She unmounts after several strikes to Brody’s head and climbs onto the ring apron. She looks down at Brody AND SHE JUMPS OFF FOR THE LEG DROP! IT CONNECTS!
Rex: Lia is in complete control and is proving to be one of the tougher Vixens in EAW! She grabs a hold of Brody and drags her to the steel steps! SHE GRABS HER HAIR AND GOES TO SLAM HER HEAD DOWN BUT BRODY IS HOLDING BACK!
HYC: BRODY GUT CHECKS LIA AND FORCES HER TO LET GO OF HER HAIR!
Rex: BRODY GRABS A HOLD OF LIA’S HAIR AND SLAMS HER HEAD RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! BUT SHE’S STILL GOT A HOLD OF HER HAIR!
HYC: SHE SLAMS HER HEAD INTO THE STEEL STEPS AGAIN! Now she’s pulling her back and rolls her into the ring!
Rex: Brody slides in right behind her and Lia is getting to her feet while shaking her head. Brody charges at her and Lia steps aside and pushes her into the ropes. LIA GRABS BRODY ON THE REBOUND AND IS GOING FOR A SIDE SLAM! OH MY GOD! BRODY COUNTERS AND LOCKS IN THE SPARKLER! THE OCTOPUS HOLD IS LOCKED IN! LIA IS TRYING TO FIGHT IT! BRODY PULLS ON THE ARM MORE AND LIA DROPS DOWN TO ONE KNEE! SHE’S SMACKING BRODY’S REAR! SHE’S TAPPING! BRODY HAS DONE IT!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Criminal” by Fiona Apple starts playing. )
HYC: BRODY STILL HAS THE HOLD LOCKED IN! THE REF IS TRYING TO PULL HER OFF LIA! SHE FINALLY RELEASES THE HOLD!
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner via submission… BROOODYYYY SPARRKKSSS!!!
Rex: What a match from these two. Lia had the match in her favor pretty much all throughout, but in the end Brody was able to counter one move and end it within seconds.
HYC: Look at Brody! She’s licking her hands and smiling at Lia right now! This woman is sadistic! That’s a hard submission to get out of, too. She wraps one of her legs around her opponent’s leg and it’s difficult to break it.
Rex: Brody may have won, but Lia put on a showing that will get her recognized in the near future! Great job to both Vixens!
( We open up to the first confessional, with Cameron Ella Ava sitting in silence taking some time to process her emotions. )
Cameron Ella Ava: When I first heard the news of Brody’s passing, I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was all some sick joke that was being played, but once the evidence began coming out, I broke down and cried. I never saw the day where EAW would be without its spark. EAW without Brody was a different place. She revolutionized what it meant to be a female Elitist. The moment she returned for her second run in the company, it was a completely different Brody Sparks. She improved significantly, and I knew that her future was going to be bright. At Road to Redemption last year, she shocked the world by capturing the Specialists Championship, but I knew she was fully capable of bringing prestige to the title. During her run as champion, she had some pretty iconic matches with women like Haruna Sakazaki, Tarah Nova, Stephanie Matsuda and my sister, Consuela. She was extra. She was never afraid to push the envelope. It did not matter what she did; people paid attention to her. People were talking about Brody Sparks. What it comes to Brody’s talents, she goes down as one of the greats. Even though it’s about a year since she arrived in EAW, her impact lasts an eternity…
(Cameron begins to break down, struggling to get the words out.)
I’m sad that we won’t be able to see her compete at Road to Redemption. I’m upset we won’t see her win the Womens World Championship or regain the Specialists Championship. I’m sad we won’t see her challenge for the Hardcore Championship or being in a tag team with Tarah or Jacob. I’m upset that we won’t see her at the Pain for Pride festival in Las Vegas. I’m sad that we won’t see her continue to grow as a wrestler. I am crushed that Brody won’t see herself get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Or get married and have the beautiful family that could have been. My heart breaks for Jacob. I knew how much he cared for her and she cared for him. Out of all the women in Empire, I wanted to face Brody. I wished to work some program with her. She said that I was a dream opponent for her and it sucks that it will never happen. At least, I can say that I worked alongside with her at Terminus this year. It was indeed an honor to work with one of the most selfless women in the locker room. You were loving, supporting and gave me laughs when I needed it the most. I wish you were with us girls, right now. We miss you so much, and we love you. Meagan, there will never be anyone like you.
(Tears fall from Cameron’s face as she forms a smile across her lips.)
( Transition to the next confessional with CM Banks. )
CM Banks: I didn’t have the pleasure of interacting with Brody on any shows during my time back, but I do have the honor in saying that I had the pleasure of connecting with her outside of that on a friendship level. One of the first new friends I made here was Brody herself, the very moment I came across her interacting on the chat we instantly connected. I’d like to say we were kindred spirits. We had so many things in common it felt good to come across somebody who I could relate to in so many ways due to our similar backgrounds and the same interests we shared, whether it be wrestling, pop culture, music, slang, whatever the case may be. I saw something in her that made me realize this was a very special person, a strong person who had been through a lot of things in life and still managed to overcome them and spread her wings like the angel she truly is.
She’d come to me for advice and vice versa, we’d share “tea” with one another, we’d joke around and sometimes even have our disagreements but at the end of the day we’d always manage to come together and keep our bond. I noticed something in her these past few weeks alone, she was really beginning to come into her own on so many different levels. As a person, she had began to start seeing things from a much clearer perspective, she’d share her thoughts with me on different situations and the way she handled them left me truly impressed at the maturity she would display in the face of various issues.
As a fedder, she was hitting a stride that left me in awe. The promos she put out for Road to Redemption were bar none the best work I’ve seen from her, she’d stay humble and shoot down my attempts of singing her praises, but I hope she knows that she deserved every bit of the praise she got. She said she “wanted to prove that she can hang”, but she did much much more than just prove she can hang.. it’s safe to say that she went out on top. The sad part is she was only scratching the surface on how great of an all around person and member of this community she could be, and considering how great she already was, it’s safe to say that she had some amazing things in store. It truly sucks that we’ll never get to see that, but she left more than enough of a legacy and impact, and she was truly iconic.
All in all, a void will forever be left, but she would want us to get through this and keep going strong in her honor. Brody may be gone in the physical but she lives on forever in many ways, she will always watch over us, she will always live on in our hearts, and the legacy she left will outlive us all. She truly was the Spark that ignited the flame for many things in EAW, there will never be another her, rest in peace sis, we’ll always love you. Stay iconic, legends only.
( Next confessional has Jamie O’Hara sitting solemnly. )
Jamie O’Hara: Trying to find the right words for this has been a bit difficult but I guess I’m not the only one.
I didn’t speak to Brody as much or as intimately as a lot of people did; I didn’t get to know her as well as so many others. The Brody I knew was the incredibly kind and funny woman in the main chat who could bring it to life even at times where there only only a handful of people online and the chat was quiet. With some of the most unique, yet random gifs, the chat was truly something else when Brody was on fire; it’s entertainment that we’re going to miss dearly. Yet her impact on the chat was exceeded by just how good she was at this, at E-Fedding. An incredible character, she produced some stellar work and it’s upsetting to imagine there’s so much more she could have achieved here. I still expect to log into Discord and see her mannerisms and her gifs, I still expect at some point to help her with some photoshop skill, I still expect to see her in the chat, on the forum period. Brody leaves a hole that no matter what we do as a community or as individuals, cannot be filled. It’s a hole that hurts and it’s often hard to believe that it exists at all. However, like the mate I know won’t call for a cheap beer or to sit in the nose bleeds just to degenerates, as a community we will move on but we won’t forget the love and the life that Brody brought to this place.
Our small community has been tested greatly this year but through it all we’ve only strengthened the friendships we have here; what we have is precious, what we have cannot be found anywhere else and it’s something that will likely remain well beyond EAW’s days, no matter how much some might try to tear it all down. I’m saddened it took something like this for me to realise how lucky I am to have this network of people; how lucky we all are.
Brody, you will never be forgotten and we will miss you every moment of every day. The positive impact you had on so many will always be remembered and I hope we do your memory justice in everything that we do to remember your time with us.
( Transition to Savannah Sunshine, who sits alone in a confessional as well. )
Savannah Sunshine: Brody Sparks… How do I begin to explain Brody Sparks? Brody Sparks is flawless, she was a true inspiration to nearly everyone around here. She touched the hearts and souls of so many even if she rarely ever spoke with them. She challenged everyone and pushed everyone to do better… to be a better person. To be kinder to everyone they met. Brody Sparks was someone who could light up any room she stepped foot into. But above all else… Brody Sparks was my inspiration. She was someone who always pushed me above and beyond because she knew that there was no limit to how far I could go… To how far any of us could go.
Brody Sparks will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts, but more importantly… Her spark will continue to ignite all of our souls. If there is one thing to take away from everything Brody has taught me, it’s that we need to be kinder to one another. We need to always put our best foot forward and put aside our differences because we never know when our last day could be and we don’t want to have any regrets. Fly high, Brody… You will be dearly and forever missed, my spark.
( An emotional Savannah puts her hands in the shape of a heart )
( Transition to the next confessional, with Nobi wearing a Brody Sparks authentic t-shirt. )
Nobi: Brody and I didn’t talk that much but she always greeted me everytime we met. We could always have a small conversation about anything. This could be repetitive, but she was really nice, friendly, and funny. She was a great talker, a great GFX maker, and obiviously a very great person. She always wanted to help people even when she hard to deal with her own issues. When I found out about her passing, it really hit me hard. My deepest sympathies go out to her, her family, and to everyone who knew her the best.
( Next confessional, with NEO Elitist Sinister Ace )
Sinister Ace: Brody Sparks is truly part of my EAW legacy, hope she’s having a great time in heaven or wherever she has moved on to.
( We transition to the next confessional, where Lars Grier sits looking into the camera. )
Lars Grier: It’s….funny, in a way. I’ve been given time to process this, and yet I still have a hard time finding the right words to describe what I feel. Partly because nearly everything that’s been said, has been said, but I still…feel it. One day, you’re laughing with your loved ones, your friends, cracking jokes and making memories, only to find out just mere moments later that you won’t be able to make anymore memories. Brody Sparks, Meagan Christine Vaughan, Mavis Sterling – she wasn’t just part of the community. She WAS EAW. No matter what happened during the day, even when you were having the absolute worst possible day of your life, she always managed to crack a smile, and make others do so. Truly, a compassionate and kind soul, who would always stick up for people no matter what happened. Her presence was so friendly and welcoming, and she always managed to make us laugh our heads off even on the gloomiest of mornings.
And now…she’s gone. Gone, but not forgotten – not by a long stretch. “One Spark Can Ignite The World” wasn’t just a marketing slogan – it was what embodied Brody, and what she meant to all of us. She truly did ignite each and everyone she encountered, with her kindness and humor, and has left the each and every one of us changed forever. You were taken away from us far, far too soon, but now I pray that in heaven, the angels welcome you with loving arms. If you’re somehow listening to this, Brody, just know…. Your spark will NEVER die. Rest in Peace, and may The Raven be by your side until the end of time.
( Next confessional shows Rex McAllister sitting by. )
Rex McAllister: They say the Lord, he works in mysterious ways they say. I don’t know, me and the man upstairs have always been strange nextdoor neighbors. He always tends to be there when I’m in need most of something, never failing once as he did. That’s what I would like to think he accomplished by allowing me to know the one and only Brody Sparks. Thank you Lord Almighty, you came through again.
(Rex takes some time to gather his thoughts, doing his best to keep it together.)
Rex: Dearest Angel, Brody. I wish I would’ve had one final moment to have shared my words with you before you passed. But many times, we just don’t get that chance until the aftermath, until the one we love is gone from their physical body. That’s the saddest part of it in so many ways, especially the way Dearest Angel Brody had leave us. It seems like the biggest suck punch we never seen coming. However, the silver lining to it all, the best part of the deal is that God has a greater plan for you. You now continue your journey into the afterlife, to a better place. You have finally made it into that great Kingdom above, and we all know that you’re looking down watching over us, happy and pain free.
During the short time that you were with us you showed us many things about life, the good things that we should cherish, and never take for granted for even a second. From a personal standpoint, we never were close, but there was always mutual respect for who the other was, and the efforts that we put into being the best that we could be from a federation standpoint. From a Federation standpoint, our careers here in Elite Answers Wrestling seemed to evolve similarly. We arrived a couple of months apart from each other, had a period of adjustments to find ourselves, joining separate stables to help further evolve our early careers. By the end of last year, our time and dedication to our craft began to pay dividends in winning our first titles just a month apart from each other. We never gave up hope, and in the end that’s why we always stood a chance no matter what the circumstances were, no matter the level of the opponent.
You were one of the first to pick me up after my loss at Pain For Pride. You told me I did great, and that’s all I needed to hear. Two weeks later out of the blue you asked me how life was, and we talked for several minutes, but to reach out so randomly like that to see how my life was going told me volumes about the type of person you were, and the type of values that were instilled in you that you had taken with you into every situation. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for being there to pick up my spirits. Dearest Angel in heaven, Brody, thank you for being a caring, loving, and remarkable friend, and family member to all. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. As one of those friends, and members of the family I would like to end this by telling you this. Thank you for all the memories, we all love you very much. Goodbye
(Rex pauses again, looks upward to the heavens and exhales before walking off-set. )
( Transition to Consuela Rose Ava who sits alone in the confessional holding the Specialist Championship in her lap. )
Consuela Rose Ava: (looks up) Brody, can you hear me? It’s me, Consuela.
(Consuela is silent for a moment before she looks straight into the camera with a small smile.)
Consuela Rose Ava: One word cannot describe Meagan Christine Vaughan. I tried, but with someone like her, you can’t use one word to describe a woman who has been able to bring an entire company together to celebrate her honor. Backstage, we’re all dealing with our issues, and it’s difficult to lose our sense of reality. With us traveling around the world with one another, it’s normal that we all get sick of one another. I get sick of Cameron after twenty-minutes talking to her. Nah, kidding, but with Brody/Meagan’s passing, the community was in shock. We’re all familiar with Brody’s mental health. We supported the fact that she needed to take care of herself. There was some of us that were worried about how she died. Negative thoughts began to consume our minds. We started to blame ourselves. We began to think about what if we had said or done something differently? This passing brought the whole community together. One of the biggest life lessons this passing has brought me is that we take life for granted. We worried about small things like money, drama, and whatnot and we forget about what truly matters. We love wrestling. We love going out there and performing every night in front of all of you. Brody loved that part of her job. She was so passionate about what she did. I hope that knowing that Brody conquered her depression and began working on herself, that it puts the rest of us at ease that she went peacefully. What happened to Brody could have happened to any of us. We’ve survived some horrible circumstances. We’ve been through so much as a company. No one thought EAW would last a month, but we’re open ten years later, and we’re still climbing to new heights. People need to be careful. People need not stress out. I’m honored that I get to talk about my favorite opponent in the ring. Brody was a fantastic worker, and her enthusiasm was contagious. She was excited with being part of EAW that she wanted a say in everything she did. She always wanted to have the rest of the girl’s input, and she brought excitement to the Empire brand. I was honored that we had our first Pain for Pride together. I thought we created a beautiful story together. A part of me wanted her to get that victory over me, and I hate that we’ll never live to see that happen, but her spirit lives on in all of us.
(Consuela pulls out the Specialists Championship from her lap. The title has Brody’s logo as the title plates.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I think this belongs to you. Goodbye, my beautiful rival and friend.
(Consuela stands up and places the title on a chair as she leaves the confessionals. Meanwhile, the camera zooms to the Specialists Championship glistening.)
( CAPTION: “From The Spark, Comes A Flame – ROAD TO REDEMPTION 10, LUCAS OIL STADIUM, December 17th, 2016” )
( We open up to the Lucas Oil Stadium where 70,000 fans are awaiting the first match of the 10th annual Road to Redemption. )
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: The following contest…is an EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH…and it is for the EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“We Hate Everyone” by K.Flay hits as the crowd immediately erupts in boos. Kendra walks onto the stage and gives a smug smile to the audience as the theme song continues to play. After a few seconds, Kendra continues to casually walk towards the ring completely full of confidence. She enters the chamber and walks to the middle of the ring, raising her Specialists Championship to a chorus of boos.)
Ring Announcer: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Buffalo, New York…she is The EAW Specialists Champion…”The OG Vixen”…KENDRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli plays as Cameron Ella Ava steps onto the stage. She holds her arms out as the crowd gives a mixed reaction, mostly filled with boos as well. Cam marches down the ramp and looks on at the steel structure. She takes a deep breath and steps inside. She climbs up a turnbuckle before standing beside Kendra and speaking to her, presumably about strategy. Cameron then walks inside of her pod.)
Ring Announcer: And her opponent…From Los Angeles, California…”The Goddess of EAW”…CAAAAMEROOOOON EEELLAAAAAA AAAAAAVAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Deflotes” by RX Queen sounds off as the lighting is dark with purple and silver flashing strobe lights and fog as Brody slowly walks from behind the curtain. As she stands the camera zooms into her eyes glowing with a smirk upon her face. As the camera reveals her more, she emerges with her arms spread open, she’s in a semi hypnotic trance as she slowly walks down the ramp intimidating fans and glaring into the cameras. She licks her lips in anticipation looking up at the massive chamber. Sparks steps inside and takes her place inside of her pod.)
Ring Announcer: NEXT! From Brockton, Massachusetts…”The Illuminating Siren”…BROOOOOOOODYYYYYYY SPAAAAARRRRRRRRRRKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Sounds of Silence” by Disturbed blasts as Madison Kaline appears with a sadistic smirk on her face. She clenches her fist and skips down the ramp. When she comes up to the chamber, Maddie runs her hands down the chain wall before entering and standing beside Brody’s pod and blows a kiss to her Sanatorium Sister.)
Ring Announcer: And THEIR Opponent! From Tampa Bay Florida…”The Sanatorium’s Sadistic Sister”…MAAAAADISOOOOOON KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots hits. Tarah Nova walks out from the back. She holds her hands out as the crowd cheers loudly. Tarah high fives fans as she makes her way to the ring, dumping her jacket on the floor before entering the evil chamber and taking her place inside of her pod.)
Ring Announcer: THEN! From Detroit, Michigan…”The Leader of the Vixens”…TAAAAARRRAAAAAAAAAH NOOOOOOOOOVAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Formation by Beyonce plays as The lights in the arena begin to glow a bright shade of hot pink, beginning in tandem as the sultry voice of Beyonce echoes over the PA system. After a few moments, Aria Jaxon struts out into view on the stage with a smirk creasing her expression. She makes her way to the center of the stage, doing a full one-hundred and eighty degree turn so the audience can get a look at her gear. The Californian brushes the dirt off her shoulders before proceeding down the ramp, initially with outstretched arms. Her smile grows to a wider, more visible one as three bell chimes cut through the air. She removes whatever pair of her signature shades she’s wearing, tossing them out into the crowd as she walks down the aisle. Aria takes a deep breath, then enters the steel structure and takes her place in the final pod.)
Ring Announcer: And FINALLY! From Los Angeles, California…”The Queen of the New Guard”…AAAARRRRRIIIIAAAAAAAA JAAAAAAAXOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Starr Stan: Well now all the Vixens have entered into this hellacious structure to all take part in history in the making. The first ever ALL Vixens Extreme Elimination Chamber match and it is officially underway! The current Specialist Champion Kendra Shamez will be starting things off with Former Vixens World Champion and one of the two members of this match who orchestrated this whole contest in the first place in Madison Kaline! And now these two lock up. Maddie gets Kendra in a side headlock and runs for a bulldog. But Kendra shoving her off. Madison bounces back off the ropes and catches a dropkick right to the face by the Specialists Champion.
SG1: Maddie is down and Kendra is in control, and the champ here now stomping away at the back of Madison. Look at the expression of agonizing pain on her face as Shamez continues to go to work on her back. The OG Vixen here with a smirk on her face as she lifts up Madison by her hair and slings her back first into the corner. Maddie staggers out from the corner and walks right into a pendulum backbreaker by Kendra Shamez! Kendra now about to scale the top turnbuckle as Madison Kaline is pulling herself back up to a vertical base. Kendra leaps off now looking for a Diving Double Axe Handle and NO! Madison counters with a Front Dropkick right to the midsection!
Starr Stan: Down goes the champ, basically getting her wings clipped mid flight if you would as now The Sanatorium’s Sadistic Sister is slapping the Kendra Shamez in the back of the head, Madison lifting up Kendra and dropping her with a sickening Neckbreaker! And Madison Kaline floating over to the pin, hoping for the early elimination of the current Specialists Champion!
SG1: And Kendra quickly fighting out of it. Maddie however quickly applying the headlock onto The Champion. Madison Kaline would love nothing more than to prove her status as the former Number One Contender was not a fluke and win the Specialists Title here tonight inside of the Chamber. She’s got five other Vixens including one of her stablemates who stand in her way of that. And now Kendra with elbow strikes to the stomach of Kaline. Kendra turning freeing herself and now going for a big clothesline as Madison ducks it and grabs the arm of Shamez. Irish whip into the corner and now Madison comes racing in. And a big shoulder thrust! Madison Kaline is just punishing the Current Specialists Champion right now.
Starr Stan: You’re telling me, and Maddie now hooking her for a Suplex. She tries to lift up the OG Vixen, but Kendra blocks it with her foot. Madison tries to lift her up again but to no avail! Now Kendra lifts her up and hits a Suplex of her own! Both Vixens are down as the lights are swirling from pod to pod! We’re gearing up for our third participant in the match to enter, and this is when things start to get chaotic. Who’s it gonna be?
SG1: IT’S TARAH NOVA!The first woman to hold BOTH the Vixens and Specialists Championships has entered the fray! The Murder City Vixen coming in like a house of fire as both Madison and Kendra make it back to their feet just to get knocked down! Kendra climbing back up once more. Clothesline out of the ring onto the steel floor on the outside! Tarah turns around and hits running big boot onto Madison Kaline! Tarah lifting up Madison once again and now tosses her out of the ring as well!
Starr Stan: Hold on not quite! Tarah hanging Maddie by that middle turnbuckle and pulling her back with a DDT Clutch. Oh we’ve seen this before from The Vixens Killer. Rope-Hung DDT! Maddie is down as Tarah hooks the leg, WAIT! Kendra just slid back in the ring and tossed Nova off of Madison! And now Kendra Shamez taking the cover for her own!
SG1: Kickout by Madison Kaline! Kendra looks annoyed as she gets up and stomps Maddie in the chest! Now look at her barking at the referee! Screaming for a faster count next time. But you might want to turn around Kendra because HERE COMES TARAH! LEAPING HIGH KNEE! And now Tarah immediately gets up and follows it up with a Standing Moonsault! Tarah lifting up Kendra, but the Specialists Champion hits s solid Jawbreaker to counter, and now the leg sweep takedown! Kendra Shamez lifts up Nova’s leg and delivers a swift kick right in the back of the shin! That’s gotta sting!
Starr Stan: BUT LOOK TARAH GRABS KENDRA’S ARM! SHE HOOKS HER FOR A SMALL PACKAGE!
Starr Stan: And Kendra able to get the shoulder up once again! The pressure has been applied to the champion since the moment the bell rung! She’s going to have to reestablish her OG Dominance and, well I think she’s about to do that. Look at the champ grabbing the same leg of Tarah Nova. Kendra turning Tarah over for a Single Leg Boston Crab! And she’s got it! Kendra Shamez has the Single Leg Boston Crab hooked on Tarah Nova, and Tarah’s got nowhere to go. Remember folks, there’s no rope break in a matchup of this variety! Tarah Nova is going to have to either escape this hold or tap…or lose her spine!
SG1: It looks like Tarah is crawling to the ropes anyways. Why would she do that though. There’s no benefit. But she’s scratching and pulling her way down there now. Kendra trying to fight it as much as she can, but the champ is losing grip on the leg of the Vixen’s Killer! Tarah grabs the ropes and, WAIT A SECOND! SHE’S PULLING HERSELF OUT OF THE RING, AND KENDRA CAN’T STOP HER! The resourceful Tarah Nova finds an unorthodox way to escape the submission hold. Maddie however grabs Tarah and smashes her face first into the steel wall of the structure! And throws her back into the ring. This is a two on one assault right now! HOLD ON! We’re just about to get our fourth competitor ladies and gentlemen, who’s it gonna be?!
Starr Stan: ARIA JAXON! Another former Vixens Champion enters the mix and odds are this isn’t going to become a three on one situation now. These fans have lost their minds as Aria rushes in and saves Tarah’s skin! Clotheslines all around for Kendra and Madison. Maddie gets up right into a Contract Killer! The big Superkick! Kendra now look at her, she grabs Aria from behind. BUT TARAH NOW WITH AN AXE HANDLE TO THE BACK OF THE CHAMPION! TARAH AND ARIA BOTH GRAB KENDRA! AND A DOUBLE SUPERKICK NOW! BACK WHEN THEY TEAMED UNDER THE SIRENS THEY CALLED THAT THE DOUBLE YAHTZEE!
SG1: Aria picking up Kendra meanwhile Tarah going after Madison Kaline. Kendra with a boot to the gut, and and elbow strike to the back of the head! Jaxon is stunned as The Specialists Champion tosses her into the corner. Now here comes Kendra Shamez as ARIA GETS THE KNEES UP! And now she climbs up to the top turnbuckle…DIVING CROSSBODY! NO HOLD ON! KENDRA ROLLS THROUGH AND LIFTS UP ARIA, WHAT STRENGTH BEING SHOWN BY THE OG VIXEN HERE! KENDRA SHAMEZ NOW SPINS ARIA AND GETS HER IN A SPINEBUSTER CLUTCH! AND DROPS THE PINK HAIRED VIXEN RIGHT ON HER BACK!
Starr Stan: Meanwhile Tarah Nova and Madison Kaline are fighting on the outside! Trading blows as Tarah basically, does a face wash to Maddie using the chain wall of the chamber! Hold on, there’s Maddie elbowing Tarah in the side of the head. The Vixen Killer staggers back dazed as Madison Kaline wraps her arms around Tarah, and delivers a Belly to Belly Suplex onto the floor of the chamber now! And…Hold on a second. Madison Kaline is picking something up. Is that a? IT IS! THAT’S A BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! TARAH HAS NO IDEA WHAT’S COMING AS SHE GETS UP ONTO A KNEE! BAM! NEGAN STYLE! I THINK THAT WOULD BE A HOME RUN SHOT RIGHT THERE! MADISON GOES DOWN TO THE COVER HERE.
SG1: TARAH KICKS OUT! MADISON LOOKS BESIDES HERSELF RIGHT NOW. SHE SLAMS THE BAT DOWN ONTO THE GROUND AND GRABS TARAH BY HER HAIR! MADISON RAMMING THE LEADER OF THE VIXENS BACK FIRST AGAINST ONE OF THOSE EMPTY PODS! MADISON NOW CHARGES, BUT TARAH FORWARD ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND MADDIE CRACKS HER SKULL UP AGAINST THAT POD! SHE TURNS AROUND AND TARAH LANDS THE TRIPLE X DROP! THE FRANKENSTEINER CONNECTS! TARAH NOVA AND MADISON KALINE DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR, FIGHTING FOR SUPREMACY OVER THE OTHER!
Starr Stan: Aria Jaxon now being well…woman handled by The Specialists Champion! Kendra grinding away at Aria with this Butterfly Clutch here. Aria trying to lift her legs for a counter of some sort, but she just can’t reach the face of Kendra! Kendra Shamez laughing now, Mocking Aria Jaxon’s attempts at a comeback! Aria still going, there is never any shortage of fight in that young woman’s body, even I must admit! ARIA JAXON FLIPS BACKWARDS! SHE CATCHES KENDRA’S HEAD BETWEEN HER LEGS! KENDRA RELEASES HER GRIP AS ARIA PUSHES HERSELF OFF THE GROUND WITH HER HANDS! THE YOUNG LION CUP HOLDER SPINNING AROUND AS SHE TOSSES KENDRA SHAMEZ ACROSS THE RING WITH THE HEADSCISSORS!
SG1: This Aria Jaxon is so impressive, but hold that thought folks, because entrant number five is about to enter this warzone now! It’s either going to be Cameron Ella Ava or Brody Sparks! Who will be next up to enter the ring?! The lights flicker between the two pods and stops on Cameron’s! CAMERON ELLA AVA IS NEXT! THE HALL OF FAMER EXITING HER POD AND IMMEDIATELY MAKING HER WAY TO THE RING TO ASSIST KENDRA SHAMEZ! Cam charges in and goes right for her Forearm Smash on Aria! KNOCK BITCHES OUT!
Starr Stan: NO! Aria ducks and Roundhouse Kicks Cameron! HERE COMES KENDRA THOUGH, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! AND NOW THIS IS WHAT KENDRA HAD BEEN WAITING FOR THE ENTIRE TIME! THE CHANCE TO TEAM UP WITH CAMERON, HER OG VIXEN ALLY IN THIS MATCH, AND USE THE GANG MENTALITY TO SINGLE OUT EACH MEMBER OF THIS CONTEST! PURE GENIUS, THIS IS WHY KENDRA HAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE DEFINITIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE VIXEN’S DIVISION! Well now Kendra Shamez and Cameron Ella Ava stomping away at the seemingly lifeless Aria Jaxon.
Kendra: (No Mic): GRAB HER HORSE HAIR AND PICK HER UP NOW!
SG1: OH NOW LOOK! The control freak Kendra Shamez barking orders! And naturally Cam is going to listen, as she lifts up Aria Jaxon! And Kendra is going to pick something up. Odds are this is another weapon like Madison, but what could she possibly…OH LORD! PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE! KENDRA SHAMEZ HAS A REPLICA SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP, ONLY THE PLATES OF THIS TITLE ARE COVERED IN SPIKES! IF SHE HITS ARIA WITH THAT, IT’S LIGHTS OUT FOR THE YOUNG LION’S CUP HOLDER FOR SURE! KENDRA TURNING TOWARDS HER TARGET AND WOAH WOAH WOAH!
Starr Stan: TARAH NOVA JUST DOVE OVER THE TOP ROPE BACK INTO THE RING TO ATTACK KENDRA AND SAVE ARIA! TARAH TAKING DOWN KENDRA AND NOW LAYING INTO HER WITH PUNCHES! KENDRA ROLLS OVER TOP TARAH AND NOW BEGINS TO LAY INTO HER WITH RIGHTS! CAM’S MOVING IN TO SEPARATE THE TWO, BUT ARIA TRIPS HER! THIS IS COMPLETELY TURNING INTO BRAWLS AS MADISON IS JUST LOOKING ON FROM THE OUTSIDE. VERY WISE OF HER TO STAY OUT THERE AND WATCH HER ADVERSARIES DESTROY EACH OTHER INSIDE OF THE RING, BUT SHE’S ABOUT TO GET SOME BACKUP, BECAUSE THE FINAL POD IS OPENING UP! HERE COMES BRODY SPARKS, THE SIXTH AND FINAL MEMBER OF THE EMPIRE EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH!
(Cameron shoves Aria off of her and pulls Kendra up to her feet, freeing her from Tarah’s grip. Cameron and Kendra stare down with Aria and Tarah as the crowd cheers loudly. Madison Kaline enters the ring to stand beside Brody Sparks as the pair stare down both duos of Vixens and the crowd now seeing all six Vixens in their respective units are hollering at the top of their lungs.)
SG1: WHAT A MOMENT HERE! Aria Jaxon and Tarah Nova, two thirds of the former trio known as The Sirens! Brody Sparks and Madison Kaline, two of the four Vixen members of the stable, The Sanatorium! And Cameron Ella Ava shoulder to shoulder with The current Specialists Champion, Kendra Shamez. The two OG Vixens competing in this contest! And that is what this is about at the end of the day folks, The Specialists Championship is why all these Vixens are here, putting their bodies and their careers on the line! Just listen to this crowd show their undying love and appreciation to all of these top of the line females!
Starr Stan: AND NOW ALL SIX LADIES CHARGE EACH OTHER! I TOLD YOU ALL THE WORLD WAS GOING TO WITNESS PURE MAYHEM AND A LITERAL WAR TONIGHT! AND THEY ARE NOW! TARAH NOVA FIGHTING WITH BRODY SPARKS! ARIA JAXON TRADING BLOWS WITH KENDRA SHAMEZ! AND CAMERON ELLA AVA IN CONTROL OF MADISON KALINE RIGHT NOW!
SG1: Cameron now hitting headbutts as Madison staggers back and gets hung up on the ropes. Cameron runs and bounces off the ropes. She bounces back and hits a Rolling Elbow! Knocking Maddie out of the ring as she rolls out from underneath the bottom rope as well! Back in the ring, Aria and Kendra are fighting one another. Kendra delivers a stiff knee to the stomach of Aria. The Blonde now drops The Young Lion Cup holder with a big DDT! Hold on, is Kendra going back for that…that Spiked Replica Specialist Title Belt! Oh man this is NOT going to end well, Aria on her hands and knees as Kendra swings the title around and WHIPS HER RIGHT IN THE BACK! LOOK AT THE SLASH MARKS THE SPIKES ARE LEAVING!
Starr Stan: Gruesome! Aria Jaxon is definitely going to be feeling that one ALL week long! Tarah Nova running over to try and defend Aria, but Kendra knocks her out too! Brody Sparks leaps off the top turnbuckle to try and catch The Champ, but NO! NOT EVEN THAT WORKS! KENDRA SWATTING BRODY CLEAR OUT OF THE SKY! Kendra now exiting the ring as she sees Cameron and Madison fighting outside! Madison ramming Cam’s face right into the Pod! And now she grabs her and hooks her for a Suplex, but wait here comes Kendra, she smashes the championship right into Madison’s back! OUCH! Cameron slumps down to the ground as Kendra takes her place fighting off Madison.
SG1: Maddie trying to fend off Kendra here! But the Specialists Champion tosses the title down onto the floor and waits for her to get up. Just what the hell kind of an evil move does she have on her mind now? Madison Kaline back up to her feet and THE BITCH TREATMENT! THE JUMPING CUTTER RIGHT ONTO THE SPIKED TITLE BELT! OH MY GOD! KENDRA TO THE COVER NOW!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: Madison Kaline has been eliminated!
(A replay of Kendra Shamez hitting The Bitch Treatment on Madison Kaline onto the Spiked Replica Championship plays.)
Starr Stan: Well so long Maddie, Kendra put her out for sure with that sick cutter, and you gotta believe that this elimination will affect the performance of Brody. But now Cameron and Kendra picking themselves back up, they certainly look a LOT more confident now that one of the two of them will be leaving as the Specialists Champio- OH! ARIA JAXON AND TARAH NOVA SUICIDE DIVES TO BOTH OF THE OG VIXENS RIGHT INTO THE CHAIN WALLS! AND NOW BOTH OF THEM THROWING AN OG BACK INTO THE RING! ARIA HAS KENDRA AND TARAH HAS CAMERON!
SG1: Aria Jaxon now picking up Kendra Shamez and now hooking her in a Suplex Clutch. The Pink haired Vixen lifts up the Specialists Champion and drops her for a big time Brainbuster! Shades of Aren Mstislav as Aria now goes for the cover!
SG1: N-NO! KENDRA KICKS OUT! I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT RIGHT THERE FOR HER! WE WERE JUST A SPLIT SECOND AWAY FROM GUARANTEEING A NEW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION TONIGHT! Aria can’t believe it either. She’s running her hands through her hair now. On the other side of the ring however, Cameron and Tarah are duking it out as Tarah gets the upper hand! She ducks a slap from Cam and hits a low dropkick, clipping the Hall of Famer down to the mat. She’s now sliding out of the ring to grab a weapon of her own. Just what could someone who calls themselves the Vixen Killer have had in mind for this matchup?
Starr Stan: A RAILROAD SPIKE! THAT’S WHAT! TARAH NOVA WITH THAT RAILROAD SPIKE IN HAND! JUST WAITING FOR CAMERON ELLA AVA TO GET UP! CAM’S UP TO HER FEET AND TARAH JAMS THAT RAILROAD SPIKE RIGHT INTO HER FOREHEAD! OH MY GOODNESS, CAM IS BLEEDING RIGHT UPON THE IMPACT! TARAH NOW SCREAMS AND RAISES THE SPIKE INTO THE AIR! WAIT WAIT HOLD ON! BRODY SPARKS COMES IN AND TRIES TO ROLL UP TARAH!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: Tarah Nova has been eliminated!
SG1” WHA-WHAT!? JUST LIKE THAT?! AND NOW LOOK! BRODY NOW GOING TO COVER CAMERON! BUT THE GODDESS IMMEDIATELY SHOVING SPARKS OFF OF HER! Brody picking up Cameron and slinging her shoulder first into the turnbuckle! And now savagely stomping away at her in the corner! There’s nothing Cameron can do here, she’s pinned into that seated position! Brody now creating distance…she runs in and drives both of her knees right into the face of Cameron! She now scales up the top turnbuckle. Brody Sparks is not letting up one bit here, she recognizes this is her opportunity to get a huge threat out of this contest! Brody jumps off looking for a Diving Crossbody but CAMERON CATCHES HER! CAMERON NOW POWERS HER UP ONTO HER SHOULDERS IN AN ARGENTINE CLUTCH! BREAKING BARRIERS! THE ARGENTINE BACKBREAKER CONNECTS! BUT CAMERON IS SO WINDED, SHE CAN’T MAKE THE COVER!
Starr Stan: Meanwhile the only two who are capable of fighting now, Aria and Kendra have made their way to center of the ring once more! These two bitter enemies once again trading lefts and rights back and forth! First Aria! Then Kendra! Back to Aria! And Kendra returns with another! But Kendra quickly now applies a waist lock a waist lock before Aria can retort! The Hall of Famer now powers Aria Jaxon up onto her shoulders from behind! Electric Chair Drop?! NO ARIA LEAPS OFF FROM BEHIND! And now the two trading forearm strikes once again!Hold on here comes Cameron Ella Ava from behind! GODDESS’ TOUCH! THE RUNNING ENZUIGIRI! WAIT! NO NO NO! ARIA DUCKED! CAMERON JUST CAUGHT KENDRA INSTEAD! CAMERON IS PINNING KENDRA! CAM NO! STOP!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: Kendra Shamez has been eliminated!
SG1: OH MY GOODNESS STAN! DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS?! WE ARE GUARANTEED A NEW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION NOW!
Starr Stan: Personally, I’m more concerned with this little situation between Cameron and Kendra! LOOK AT KENDRA, SHE’S JUST IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF! THAT HER OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER OF ALL PEOPLE WOULD DO THAT! CAMERON LOOKS SPEECHLESS TOO, I GUESS SHE’S FINALLY REALIZING WHAT SHE DID!
(A replay of Cameron Ella Ava going for the Goddess Touch on Aria Jaxon, but catching Kendra Shamez instead plays.)
SG1: Well now officials are FORCING Kendra Shamez to exit the chamber, but look at her kicking and resisting! Just accept it honey, YOU LOST YOUR TITLE TONIGHT!
Starr Stan: Well NOW it’s time to find out, who’s going to WIN Kendra’s Specialists Championship! You’ve got one Vixen from each side. Aria Jaxon. Cameron Ella Ava. And Brody Sparks. Aria and Brody both staring each other down. Hold on they’re getting in each other’s faces. Are they gonna go? AND THEY BOTH RUSH CAMERON! ARIA JAXON AND BRODY SPARKS ON THE SAME PAGE! TAKE OUT THE STRONGEST MEMBER OF THE MATCH! ARIA JAXON AND BRODY SPARKS BOTH DELIVERING SWIFT AND STIFF KICKS TO CAMERON ELLA AVA! ARIA TO THE CHEST AND BRODY TO THE BACK! BUT WAIT! BRODY NOW WITH A RUNNING HURRICANRANA TO ARIA!
SG1: Brody now with the Standing Moonsault to Aria! And she rolls back to her feet and delivers a leaping double knee drop to the torso of The California Dream! Cameron now getting up as Brody rushes over to her and delivers a big knee lift, followed by a swinging neckbreaker! And now Brody Sparks climbing up to the top turnbuckle. I don’t know what she has in mind, but it’s nothing but trouble for Cameron. AND THERE’S ARIA! ARIA JAXON WITH A SHOT TO THE TEMPLE, DAZING BRODY! AND NOW THE YOUNG LION’S CUP HOLDER JOINING THE VIXEN OF VIOLENCE UP ON THE TOP ROPE! OH MAN! SUPERPLEX!? ARIA TRYING TO KEEP HER GRIP! BRODY SPARKS WITH BODY SHOTS, DESPERATE TO FREE HERSELF FROM THIS DANGEROUS POSITION! ARIA WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT! AND HERE WE GO! SUPERPLEX! AND HOLD UP! ARIA ROLLS THROUGH BACK TO HER FEET! AND SHE’S STILL GOT BRODY SPARKS HOOKED! SHE LIFTS BRODY UP ONCE MORE AND HITS THE A BIG TIME SIT OUT GOURDBUSTER!
Starr Stan: While Aria Jaxon and Brody Sparks are down, Cameron is fidgeting with something from inside of her pod. What on earth could this be. We realize the weapons as of this match have been nothing short of brutal! And we know someone as evil as Cam could have a truly destructive weapon in mind. Huh? Is that a Scepter?! A Diamond Studded Scepter?! AND CAMERON SMASHES THE SCEPTER ACROSS THE FACE OF ARIA! THE GODDESS HAS HAD ENOUGH FOLKS! AND BRODY TRYING TO PICK HERSELF UP! BUT CAM CRACKS HER SQUARE IN THE BACK WITH THAT SCEPTER! CAMERON IS POISED TO WIN AND IS IN FULL CONTROL!
SG1: Now, she’s removing the top diamond from that Scepter. But why?
Starr Stan: Is she…? DUMPING DIAMOND SHARDS ALL AROUND THE RING FLOOR!?
SG1: That’s what it looks like, and you have to believe that those shards will cut into your flesh! Cameron picking up Brody now! Getting her on her shoulders! ALABAMA SLAM! THE ALABAMA SLAM SENDING BRODY SPARKS BACK FIRST RIGHT INTO THOSE DIAMOND SHARDS! OH MY LORD! Cameron covers her now.
Starr Stan: YE-NO! BRODY SPARKS SURVIVES! I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT SHE DID! Now Cameron turns her attention to Aria Jaxon, whom is picking herself up using the ring ropes. Cameron now picks her up and hooks her for a Suplex. But it’s blocked. Cam goes for it again. Aria once again fighting back however. Now Aria going for a Suplex. This time Cameron blocks it and clubs Aria several times in the back. She now lifts her up for a vertical suplex and holds her up there. Cameron Ella Ava displaying her power right now ladies and gentlemen!
(A replay of Cameron Ella Ava hitting the Alabama Slam on Brody Sparks into the Diamond Shards plays.)
SG1: No no no wait! Aria flips behind and drops the Hall of Famer with a devastating hangman’s neckbreaker! Aria fighting her way into the driver’s seat of this contest now as she picks herself back up with the assistance of the ropes. Aria runs at Cameron and knocks her down with a big clothesline. Cameron gets back up as she takes another. Cameron now charges at Aria for a clothesline of her own!
Starr Stan: Aria ducks underneath and delivers the Slingblade to her! Marvelous execution there. Miss Jaxon now scaling the top turnbuckle. She rests and awaits Cameron to climb back to her feet. The Hall of Famer is now rising back up as Aria leaps off for a diving Hurricanrana! CAMERON CATCHES HER! Powerbomb clutch! What is Cameron going to do now?
SG1: She begins pacing around. NO ARIA JUST DECKED CAMERON WITH SOMETHING! ARE THOSE BRASS KNUCKLES?! AND THEY ZAPPED CAM! ELECTRIFIED BRASS KNUCKLES USED BY ARIA JAXON! SHE SOCKED CAMERON IN THE MOUTH AND NOW COUNTERS AND STILL HURRICANRANAS CAMERON RIGHT ONTO THOSE DIAMOND SHARDS!
Starr Stan: Aria Jaxon now scaling the top turnbuckle as BRODY SPARKS OUT OF NOWHERE! SHE JUST CLOCKED ARIA AND KNOCKED HER OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH..IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS! OH MY GOD! ONLY BRODY SPARKS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
SG1: BRODY SPARKS HAS A BARBWIRE WRAPPED DILDO!
Starr Stan: It looks about 12 inches in length.
SG1: HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT?!
Starr Stan: DON’T WORRY ABOUT THAT! WE HAVE A MATCH TO COMMENTATE!
SG1: Sigh…well Brody just sent Aria flying out of the ring with that shot! And now The Hypnotic Heroine eerily walks over to the down and out Cameron Ella Ava. She slowly removes the barbed wire and…oh this is not PG whatsoever.
Starr Stan: SHE’S REMOVED THE BARBED WIRE AND STUFFED NOT SHE’S GOING RAW!
Starr Stan: WHAT?!
SG1: I need a new partner…EITHER WAY BRODY SPARKS NOW REPEATEDLY BASHING CAMERON IN THE TORSO WITH THAT DILDO! BRODY SPARKS NOW PICKING UP CAMERON AND HOOKING HER FOR A SUPLEX! BRODY LIFTS HER UP, BUT CAM OVERPOWERING THE MUCH SMALLER VIXEN! BRODY TRIES AGAIN, BUT STILL CANNOT MUSTER THE STRENGTH! HERE COMES ARIA! ARIA HOOKS THE OTHER ARM OF CAMERON! NOW THEY’RE BOTH LIFTING HER UP! DOUBLE SUPLEX! NO! CAMERON SLIPS BACK DOWN AND NOW SHE’S LIFTING BOTH ARIA AND BRODY UP! WHAT POWER BEING DISPLAYED BY THE HALL OF FAMER HERE! BUT ARIA AND BRODY BOTH FLOAT OVER BEHIND CAM! CAMERON TURNS AROUND WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! ARIA DUCKS, BUT BRODY GETS LEVELED! CAM TURNS AROUND AS ARIA SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES AND HITS THE ONE NIGHT STAND! THE SPRINGBOARD STUNNER! ARIA HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: Cameron Ella Ava has been eliminated!
(A replay of Aria Jaxon hitting the One Night Stand on Cameron Ella Ava plays.)
Starr Stan: Well now it comes down to two! And now the OG Vixens have lost the Specialists Title for good! Brody Sparks on one knee, looking up at her final adversary, in the form of Aria Jaxon. The two looking holes into each other as the crowd is buzzing with excitement over this final matchup! Brody motions for Aria to bring it on as she climbs back to her feet! Aria goes in and the two lock up! Aria shoves Brody into the corner and climbs to the second rope! Now she is delivering right hands! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TE-
SG1: BRODY SPARKS LIFTS UP ARIA AND FLAPJACKS HER! ARIA’S FACE BOUNCING OFF THAT TURNBUCKLE AND NOW MONKEY FLIPS HER! JAXON’S BACK LANDING RIGHT IN THAT BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE! SPARKS BUILDING TONS OF MOMENTUM NOW AS SHE GOES TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING. STARING DOWN THE LIMP ARIA JAXON STUCK IN THE CORNER! BRODY SPARKS CHARGES IN AND CANNONBALLS ARIA! BRODY COVERS!
Starr Stan: KICKOUT! ARIA GETTING THE SHOULDER UP ONCE MORE! BRODY SPARKS GRABBING THAT BLACK MAMBA ONCE AGAIN WITH THAT FIRM GRIP OF HERS! SHE SWINGS FOR THE FENCES! BUT ARIA DUCKS AND KICKS HER IN THE GUT! SHE HOOKS BRODY AND HITS THE L.A. SUNSET! THE LEG TRAP SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! AND NOW SHE HOOKS BRODY UP!
SG1: BRODY WITH FIGHT LEFT IN HER AS WELL! SHE KICKS OUT AND NOW ARIA PICKING HER BACK UP! YOU CAN SEE THE COMBINATION OF FRUSTRATION AND FATIGUE SETTING IN FOR BOTH OF THESE VIXENS! OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS IS WHY EMPIRE WAS CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE! BRODY SPARKS AND ARIA JAXON ARE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM THEY MADE HISTORY TONIGHT!
Starr Stan: NOW BOTH OF THESE LADIES ARE BACK TO THEIR FEET! THEY’RE SO TIRED ALL THEY CAN DO IS TRADE PUNCHES! AIRA CATCHES A PUNCH! AND NOW SHE TURNS BRODY AROUND! ARIA RUNS OUT AND FLIPS OUT OF THE CORNER! PINK PRINT! THE SHIRANUI FLIP TRANSITIONED INTO A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! THIS ONE’S GOTTA BE ALL OVER! ARIA JAXON TO THE COVER! FOR THE TITLE!
SG1: IT’S ALL OVER!
Starr Stan: NO IT’S NOT!
SG1: WHA-WHAT?! HOW?!
(A replay of Aria Jaxon hitting the Pink Print on Brody Sparks, but Brody narrowly kicking out before Three plays.)
Starr Stan: BRODY SPARKS, SOMEHOW! SOMEWAY! MANAGED TO LIFT HER SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE COUNT OF THREE COULD BE COMPLETED! ARIA IS JUST LYING ON THE GROUND IN DISBELIEF! SHE LOOKS LIFELESS! SHE CAN BARELY WILL HERSELF TO A STANDING POSITION USING THE ROPES! ARIA LOOKING DOWN AT BRODY, BUT NOW LOOKING UP AT THE POD. JUST WHAT…NO! NO NO NO! SHE CAN’T DO THIS!
SG1: IS SHE THINKING WHAT WE THINK SHE IS?! IS ARIA GOING TO GO FOR IT?! CAN SHE EVEN MUSTER THE ENERGY TO PULL IT OFF?!
Starr Stan: I don’t have a clue, but I do know that there is a wide margin for error here and Aria could potentially screw herself out of this championship match single handedly if this backfires!
SG1: WELL SHE’S GOING FOR IT STAN! ARIA IS CLIMBING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THAT CHAMBER POD! ARIA LOOKS ON AT THE SEA OF FANS WHO ARE SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS! IT’S A MIX OF REACTIONS! SOME WILLING ARIA ON! SOME WISHING FOR HER TO NOT KILL HERSELF! SOME WHO JUST WANT TO SEE DAREDEVIL STUNTS! EITHER WAY WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN! AND ARIA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO!
Starr Stan: WAIT! BRODY SPARKS! SHE’S CLIMBING THE TURNBUCKLE! ARIA TRYING TO KICK HER AWAY! THIS IS A BAD SPOT FOR BOTH OF THESE VIXENS! BOTH OF THEIR CAREERS COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTENED, IF NOT FLAT OUT ENDED DEPENDING ON HOW THIS PLAYS OUT! ARIA THROWS A KICK, BUT BRODY CATCHES HER LEG AND SLAMS IT INTO THAT POD! ARIA FLINCHES IN PAIN AS BRODY CLIMBS ALL THE WAY UP WITH HER! BRODY SPARKS GRABS ARIA’S HAIR! NO! NO! BRODY! WE KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE! BUT YOU CANNOT BE CRAZY ENOUGH TO ATTEMPT THIS! EVEN YOU HAVE TO REALIZE HOW THIS COULD GO HORRIFICALLY WRONG!
SG1: I DOUBT SHE CARES AT THIS RATE STAN! I THINK BRODY JUST WANTS TO PUT AN END TO ALL OF THIS, EVEN IF IT MEANS THE END OF HERSELF! BRODY LEAPS OFF WITH ARIA OFF THE TOP OF THAT DAMN POD AND LANDS THE SPARKS FLY RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! THE AVALANCHE SIT OUT FACEBUSTER! ARIA’S GOTTA BE FINISHED AFTER THAT! BRODY TURNS HER OVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS! DO WE FINALLY HAVE OURSELVES A VICTOR?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: Aria Jaxon has been eliminated! THEREFORE! YOUR WINNER AND THE NEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION….BRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOODYYYYYYYYYYY SPAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Deftones by RX Queen blasts throughout the Arena as Brody Sparks lies in the middle of the ring, victorious. The final replay of Brody Sparks hitting the Sparks Fly on Aria Jaxon, off of the top of the Pod plays. Madison Kaline, Alexis Diemos, and Stephanie Matsuda all enter the chamber to help Brody to her feet and celebrate her victory. Madison takes the Specialists Championship and looks down at it for a moment. Then looks over to Brody and smiles, before handing her the championship. The four embrace as Brody is placed upon Stephanie’s shoulders. She raises the championship up high in the sky.)
Starr Stan: AND THIS MATCH FINALLY COMES TO AN END!
SG1: WOW…Simply wow. We knew this contest was going to be a game changer, but I doubt any of us were ready for what we just witnessed!
Starr Stan: TRULY! I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT AFTER TONIGHT, THESE VIXENS DESERVED THE CHANCE TO STEP INTO THE CHAMBER! AND FROM THE LOOKS OF THINGS, THESE FANS AGREE WITH ME!
SG1: Well we also walk away with a NEW Specialists Champion as the Sanatorium’s Brody Sparks makes history, winning her first championship here in EAW inside of the sadistic steel structure designed to end careers, not necessarily make them!
( Camera transitions into the next confessional, showing the Heart Break Boy ready to give his words. )
Heart Break Boy: Brody Sparks was one of a kind, a true leader and one of the many great voices of the EAW community. With my active time in EAW learning things about her, one of the many things I can tell is that she can light up a place. Her energy, great social skills and being an overall fun person to be around contributed to her already kind soul. As a compeitior, I knew she was destined to be great and enjoyed our exchanges with one another.
I actually remember exchanging numbers with Brody & having a few phone conversations as we talked about church, being a better promoer and a few other recreational activities. She was a great friend and this awfully saddens me because EAW is like a family to me and Brody was indeed apart of our family. My condolences & prayers goes out to her other friends and family. Brody, you will be truly missed. But just like Extreme Enigma, this isn’t the end. We will see you again, our angel.
( Next confessional: Moongoose McQueen, Shimmer, and Revy are standing wearing Brody Spark shirts facing the camera)
Moongoose: On behalf of the McQueens, our condolences go out to the friends and family of Brody Sparks. She was truly one of the most decorated talents to grace EAW. It breaks my heart that we will not be able to see more of what Brody could had brought to the table, but I know deep down, she will continue to inspire each and every single one of us to be the best that we could be.
Revy: And despite the things that were said and done, I really was a huge fan of your work and I’m absolutely honored to had been able to work with you. You were an inspiration to us all, the men and women. Starting off with so little and taking it to new heights. You were not just talking, but living it. No matter how much I would deny it, you did motivate me to be better than what I thought I was.
Shimmer: “The flower that blooms in adversity… is the most rare and beautiful of all.” I’m going to miss your laughter. Your smile. Even that face you would make when someone has disrespected your man. Everyone moment with you in it was a classic moment that will stand the test of time. You had your demons, you had your obstacles, but not once did you let them get the best of you, and with that, you were always champion to me. And while it saddens me that those new memories with you can’t be made, we will forever cherish the memories we had together.
Moongoose: Thank you, for everything you have done. Within this community, you kept us closer together, and even in your passing, your legacy will continue to keep us stronger than ever. There is not enough that could be given back to you for how much you gave. You had such a huge impact on all of our lives that we can’t even begin to imagine a day going by without you making perverse joke, asking another member about their day, sharing how much you loved Alice In Chains, or encouraging us all to be better…. Especially this one, like I didn’t even think it was possible, but if anyone could do it, it was you.
Revy: End it…. And let me just say, Alice in Chains is, in fact, the greatest grunge band of all time.
Shimmer: Please guys. Now is not the time for that.
Moongoose: Wherever you may be and wherever you go, just know, always that EAW is a better place because of you. The joy that you had spread, the compassion you shared, and the bonds you have helped created, these are forever. These will never die. We are eternally grateful for you, and with that, we say…..
McQueens: Welcome to EAW!…. EAW ….IS….. BRODY SPARKS!
Moongoose: Rest in Peace, my friend. Although we will miss you everyday, you will forever live on in our hearts. Thank you Brody!
( Transition to the next confessional, we see Tarah Nova sitting alone in an emotional state, pondering the next thing she should say. )
Tarah: Brody Sparks…there are so many things I can say about her and how she was behind the scenes in EAW. When people say: ‘Brody Spark was EAW’, they are right. She is one of the only girls that I’ve seen in the last four years that truly brought EVERYONE together. Brody made everyone feel special whether you were facing her in the ring or just hanging out with her backstage, sharing a few dirty jokes with each other. God, she could make you laugh your ass off till your drink shot outta your nose. She was amazing. So Gentle and pure. Hell, Brody Sparks was the SPARK the lit the world…our World…and my heart goes out to her family and everyone else that loved her. Frankly, in my eyes: she was stolen from us and it’s not far.[Tarah sighs, looking down for a moment]
Tarah: People know that Brody and I…we weren’t always the best of friends. We fought and argued and went for blood sometimes but at the end of the day, we always had each other’s backs and to think that I, among so many others, won’t have her in our corners anymore makes my stomach drop. She was truly one of a kind and I’m going to miss her so much. Not only mean but EAW is going to miss her as well and nothing is going to be the same without her…but, she wouldn’t want us to cry and mourn her. She would want us to laugh and celebrate her life because like I have said many time to the girls in the backstage of Empire: Brody is probably partying by the gold gates and spilling our tea to the angels above. [Tarah chuckles weakly] All in all, Brody..this isn’t a goodbye. This is a ‘see you soon’, Sparkles. Much love, Dear and thank you for everything.
(Mao Ichimichi sits down in the chair set up for the confessional. She is wearing a white commemorative Brody Sparks shirt and a black leather jacket. Even though her face is streaked with tearstains and her hair is mussed, she is smiling as best as she can.)
Mao Ichimichi: Um…. Carlos, Carlos just couldn’t do this. He and Brody were pretty good friends ever since they had met. He’s just beyond broken right now and couldn’t really bring himself to speak too much other than a post on social media. This has been a soul-crushing couple of days. Brody was one of the most beloved, iconic figures in EAW history…even though she portrayed an evil character. She was one of the sweetest, most selfless human beings that I’ve ever come across in all my time in wrestling. Even for the time where we were supposed to behave like enemies for entertainment…it was hard not to really enjoy being around her.I have never been around someone so beautiful, so talented and so selfless with her time, money, career or anything. She always was willing to talk to me or Carlos about any problems that we had, she helped him with so many ideas.
I’m crying obviously but I’m trying to smile. I smile because Brody would want me to, want all of us too. Anybody who has spent a significant amount of time around her knows that she liked to laugh, loved a good vulgar joke, and definitely enjoyed living the superstar life. But she was also a person who never seemed convinced of her own greatness. She always struggled with self-confidence in the ring, no matter how much Carlos, myself or anyone would tell her she was fantastic. We all knew that it was only a matter of time before she reached the summit. I still remember when I got the news from Aria…I thought it was some sort of weird prank or fake news. But it wasn’t. I/t was real. Our Spark was gone.
Carlos was devastated. He cried, and cried and cried. No matter how many stories we shared between ourselves, no matter how humbled and happy we are to see this outpouring of emotion on her behalf by not only the EAW talent and office but the entire EAW Universe, he just couldn’t stop crying. He feels like he’s lost a sister and honestly so have I. To her family, all I can offer you as you struggle even more than the rest of us is that you raised and nurtured one of the finest human beings I’ve ever had the privilege to know. I know words at a time like this are not of much worth in terms of dulling the pain, but I hope that gives you some measure of comfort.
To all the women of Empire, especially Aria, Tarah and Stephanie, my heart absolutely aches for you. You all worked with her the most, traveled with her the most other than Jacob, and I’m absolutely sure her passing devastates you. I know that nothing I can say here can truly ease your pain, but know that Carlos and myself are always here for you.
(Mao bends down to grab a handkerchief and wipe a few new tears away.)
Jacob, I’m so, so sorry. I know that you cared deeply for Brody. You two seemed to have an energy, a chemistry together that can’t be faked, it can’t be coached, and it will certainly never be replicated. You are truly better off for knowing her, believe me, and I hope that one day your heart finds peace in all the wonderful time that you got to spent with her.
I really wish that this were some cruel joke. Some sick nightmare that Carlos would shake me awake from and show me the latest Brody text, the newest Instagram post, or the latest snapchat she would do and make me convince myself that it was all some silly delusion. I want to smile, but a part of me is not just sad, but angry! I want to know WHY God would choose to take such a sweet, beautiful soul away from us so suddenly, for no reason, before she could accomplish all the things that she wanted to do, before she could experience the full joy of building her own family, before doing everything that a people who deserve a lot less in life get to do. I had spent at least one hour yesterday morning locked in a hotel room, screaming up at God as if I could demand an answer from Him. I hope that he will reveal his real plan in time…but in a way, I think I see why the hands of fate would conduct their work in such a grim, hurtful and heart-wrenching fashion.
I think that in a situation like this, we have two choices. The first choice is to close ourselves off from each other, lose ourselves in a maze of sadness and frustration, constructed by circumstances but fortified by our own feelings. The second choice is to open ourselves up. Not only in terms of being there for each other, healing each other, but just in how we treat each other. Far too often you see instances where a death can tear a family apart or pull it together. I want this tragedy to pull us all together and make a stronger, healthier family.
I smile today because I remember the past that we all have with Brody Sparks regardless of if we were a manager, a wrestler, a fan, a member of the office, or even the servers at a restaurant. She treated everyone with a love that was infectious and if you doubt me you look at how deeply EAW has been affected by what happened. I have a challenge to everyone:
If you want to truly honor Brody’s memory, be kinder to those around you, be strong even when you face pain and personal adversity, love and live as much as you can for as long as you can. Brody, you put this smile on my face, as goofy as it looks with all these tears right now and I’m forever grateful. Not even you are being taken from us can take it away. You left a spark behind and we will do everything that we can to make sure it’s healthy until the end of time. Everything that I will do will be to make sure that your memory is cherished and exalted for years to come. Sayonara for now, Brody-chan. I surely hope that we meet again on the other side and Carlos feels the same way.
Until then… (small laugh) …. Please don’t do too much damage to the Pearly Gates, will you? I’m not sure if Heaven’s well enough equipped to deal with someone like you!
We love you, Brody.
( Transition to the next confessional where Keelan Cetinich is seated in a white and blue Brody Sparks authentic shirt. )
Keelan Cetinich: Brody Sparks was taken from us way too soon. She was one of the most unique individuals this community has ever seen, and one of the closest friends I had here in EAW. In her own way, her jokes, her gifs, her quotes, her non-stop sexual comments: this is what made Mavis… well, Mavis. And she wasn’t just unique when she was talking to all of us in Discord, because in character she was a star. Her promos were easily A-grade material, and her character was one we all fell in love with from the beginning. She wasn’t the longest-reigning EAW Specialists Champion of all time for nothing. She worked her ASS off every god damned time she had a match on Empire and it didn’t matter who she fought – Aria, Kendra, Cam, Maddie, April, etc. – the effort was there, and it did not go unnoticed. It fucking sucks to think that Road to Redemption 2016 was where her hard work began to pay off and that Road to Redemption 2017 was the unfortunate end to it all. But, Brody was a star in all of our lives here in this community, and I know that she will continue to shine throughout all of our lives from now and well into the future. I’m going to miss her end its, messes, and iconics, I’m going to miss marking out with her every time Billie Kay and Peyton Royce did something amazing on NXT, I’m going to miss her conversations about women’s wrestling and just life in general.
I’m just going to miss her… so god damned fucking much. We never really fully can comprehend what we have until it’s gone, and I want to encourage everybody in this community to stay strong, love one another and love ourselves. Brody would have wanted that, and I’m sure if she were here today she’d be so fucking grateful of all the support we are providing her family with the Go Fund Me. I’m definitely certain she would have absolutely loved seeing some of us putting blue love hearts and sparkles in our names on Discord, photoshopping Brody logos and putting them onto T-shirts as well as making blue Road to Redemption attires for our own characters, using her moveset for our own characters in dedication to her, from collages to forum posts to dedication messages to Twitter memoriums to Cruise Control episodes and just… so much more. So, SO much more. We’ve all come together as one in such a difficult time, and I am so, so proud of all of us. Let’s stay together as one for the foreseeable future, and stay strong for Brody Sparks. Mavis, I’m going to miss you so damn much. You may be gone, but your spark will never die. We all, and always will, love you.
( CAPTION: “Spark To An Inferno – May 18th, 2017” )
(Empire returns from commercial, with Brody Sparks standing in the middle of the ring as her music is dying down. Several ring crew members seem to be completing a last minute setup.)
SG1: Welcome to back to Empire and despite there being a main event tonight, Brody Sparks is already out here, mic in hand!
Starr: She’s eager to end this once and for all, SG1. She’s not going to let another Pearl Harbor happen on her watch!
SG1: You do realize you’re in Brooklyn right? Home of STEPHANIE MATSUDA?
Starr: Lies. She grew up in Tokyo.
SG1: True, but she was born in San Diego.
Starr: Why the hell is she living in this hellhole ag- wait, I got it. Trash living in trash. She knows her place. I approve.
SG1: Go to hell Starr.
Starr: Too late, I’m already there sitting next to you.
(Brody waits a moment till the boos die down.)
Brody: (sighs) Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn. Is this how you treat your longest reigning Specialist Champion?
(the boos persist)
Brody: It doesn’t surprise me, coming from supporters of a traitor like Stephanie Matsuda!
(the fans begin to cheer)
Brody: You’re all so predictable. This is why you’re sitting where you are and why I am standing here in the middle of the ring! It takes blood, sweat, and tears to make it this far! When I joined Sanatorium, I was taking advantage of an opportunity. When I “left” no one reached out. That’s okay, that’s fine. I watched OMERTA crumble right before my eyes. I decided to isolate myself from the world. I wanted to find myself, who I really was. I wasn’t this dumb evil child that Zack Crash wanted to use as eye candy. As a display. I was more than that, and I knew my value, but the question was, did anyone else see my value?
Starr: I know your value, Brody baby!
SG1: Shush! Stephanie and Brody have been back and forth all week! I’m not surprised that Sparks have more to say!
Brody: Then one day, a knock on my door. I don’t know how he found me. He must of searched hard, that alone proved that in his eyes, I meant something. He saw what I saw in myself. Eclipse Diemos came knocking on my door. Of course, I didn’t let him in so easily. I was mad, I didn’t want to let my walls down, but I took a chance because I saw an opportunity. He gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse: family. A place where my potential would be used. Where I wouldn’t be a damn trophy. Where I was given respect and more importantly the chance to do things my way. That is why I joined!
(Stephanie Matsuda walks out, making a beeline for Brody)
SG1: Cloud’s heard enough! She’s ready to get this match started!
Brody: I LOOKED UP TO YOU! I admired you at one point Stephanie! I thought you were the strongest of Formation! You was my right hand woman in The Coven!
(Stephanie stares at the ring crew for a moment, and slides into the ring and confronts Brody)
Starr: Sparks is backing away! That’s right boo! Start this match on your terms!
Brody: (waves finger) Uh-uh! You stay right there! We won’t start this match until I’m finished talking! Cleopatra said I can decide on the kind of match we’re going to have! Before I reveal what that is, I just want to say the following: you’re a sad and pathetic one hit wonder whom I surpassed months ago! This is your swan song Stephanie Matsuda! You’re going straight to hell…
(Brody snaps her fingers)
SG1: OH MY GOD! THERE’S AN EXPLOSION OF FIRE AROUND THE RING!
Brody: I’M DRAGGING YOU THERE PERSONALLY YOU BLASIAN BITCH!
Starr: Empire got lit…LITERALLY!
SG1: Stephanie reacted as if she’s just been ambushed!
Starr: I would too if the fires of hell appeared around me!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: THE FOLLOWING IS AN INFERNO MATCH AND IT IS FOR THE SPECIALIST CHAMPIONSHIP! First person to SET THEIR OPPONENT ON FIRE wins the match and The Specialist Championship!
SG1: I can’t believe this is happening…
Ring Announcer: Already in the ring, is the challenger! From Brooklyn, NY-
(The Brooklyn’s excitement drowns out the ring announcer)
Ring Announcer: -anie MATSUUUUUDAAAAA!!!!! In the opposite corner, from Brockton, Massachusetts, she is the reigning Specialist Champion! BROOOOODYYY SPARKS!
(Brody raises her title, and throws it to the outside, just above the flames)
SG1: For the first time on Empire, we’re going to have an INFERNO MATCH! Right in the heart of the city that never sleeps!
Starr: This is probably the first women’s inferno match EAW has ever had! This is why the Specialist Title is one of the hottest – no pun – titles in the game right now and it’s all because of Godlette Sparks over there!
SG1: It’s kind of weird but these flames mirror the intensity that’s in the eyes of these fighters right now! All week they openly expressed their disdain for one another!
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Right out of the gate Matsuda is on top of Brody! She’s wailing on her with fists of fury! Sparks manages the scramble to her feet, Matsuda follows- OUCH! Steph got caught by a bionic elbow! Brody wastes no time stomping on the face of Stephanie Matsuda!
Brody: (no mic) You want to mess with me bitch!?
Starr: Those flames are already having an effect on our competitors as you can see the sweat dripping from their pores! Be lucky I’m a professional SG! Brody pulls Stephanie up by the hair! How’s someone so small- DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! The Jap’s back on the mat, reeling from this assault that Little Miss Five Feet of Fury is delivering! Which each impact, you can see the flames growing larger!
SG1: This was a setup from the beginning! Brody knew what match she was going to pick, but baited Cloud into a death trap! Matsuda’s never fought in a match like this before!
Starr: Sparks is not finished as she mounts Cloud, slamming her head against the match! This match is not about finesse, but beating your opponent mercilessly and throwing them to the flames! Brody starts firing forearm after forearm! At this rate, Cloud will lose consciousness!
SG1: Wait! It’s not over! Steph’s fighting back with headbutts! Brody falls back on her rear! Matsuda kip-ups to her feet! Thrust kick to the side of Brody’s head! Matsuda runs to the- wait! She realizes that she has to stay close to the center of the ring! This inferno match has cut her moveset in half!
Starr: That’s the brilliant thing about Brody Sparks! She’s a master strategist! This match wasn’t about burning Cloud to a crisp, but limiting what she can do in the ring! Matsuda will be forced to adapt!
SG1: Steph subdues Sparks with a headlock and throws her over her shoulders! Beautiful snapmare! Followed by a stiff soccer kick! You can hear that even through the roaring flames! She picks up Sparks and whips her to the burning ropes! Brody counters with a whip- now Cloud counters! Brody! She whips and- WRISTLOCK LARIAT FROM CLOUD! OH MY GOD!
Starr: My little Godlette flipped through the air several times! See SG!? That’s what steroids can do for you! I call foul! Get that man-beast out the ring!
SG1: Cloud’s beginning to catch on by switching up her style! She’s normally versatile, but leans heavily on high flying maneuvers! Tonight she has to take on the role of a powerhouse! As if on cue, Matsuda DEADLIFTS Brody into the air and- POWERBOMB! Wait! She still has Sparks in her clutches! Another deadlift- SECOND POWERBOMB! Cloud uses everything in her power to lift Brody up a third! Brody’s fighting back! She’s striking Cloudy’s face! Frankensteiner counter! Both women are on the mat nearly unconscious!
Starr: The crowd is live tonight! These two are giving it their all! Matsuda may be tough, but Sparks is smarter, quicker, and more vicious! She’s also tougher than she looks! She manages to fight back after an old school Eric Steele lariat and two deadlift powerbombs!? Call this woman Supergirl because only a Kryptonian can survive an assault like that!
SG1: Cloud is stirring, coughing as smoke enters her lungs! She’s a little too close to the flames! She’s crawling towards Brody in the center, who’s still lying on her stomach! She grabs Brody by the hair and sits on one knee. Cloud applies a rest hold as she catches her breath, but heat is draining her by the minute! Cloud needs to end this soon!
Starr: Cloud gets to her feet with Godlette in tow. Knee to the face from Cloud! Another knee! Cloud pulls back for one- Brody lunges forward! BRODY IS BITING THE THIGH OF STEPHANIE MATSUDA! She has her teeth locked on to Matsuda’s right leg! Cloud’s screaming in pain! She’s trying to pull Brody off but it’s making things worse! She starts hitting the back of Sparks’ head with elbow after elbow! Fourth elbow attempt- Brody pushes Cloud’s leg and rolls out the way! Cloud hits her own leg! She’s on the floor in pain! Genius tactic by Sparks, who’s spitting out the blood of her foe!
SG1: Brody’s clearly showing why she’s still the Specialist Champion! Steph’s trying to fight through the pain- enzuigiri from Sparks who’s back in the game! Brooklyn is on their feet, cheering on their hometown hero! Matsuda has to end this soon if she wants to be in any shape to compete at Terminus!
Starr: She won’t make it to Terminus SG! That was the plan all along! They baited her by making things personal! Matsuda has a history of not thinking clearly when it’s no longer business! Sanatorium are masters of manipulation!
SG: Brody’s taunting her prey, calling her all kinds of obscenities as she stalks Matsuda, who’s rolling around the mat in agony! Brody herself is feeling the effects from Cloud’s earlier assault! She lifts Matsuda by the hair and smacks her across the face! She’s holding on to Cloud’s hair to keep her up!
Brody: YOU’RE WEAK!
Brody: YOU’RE NOTHING!
Starr: Five! Brody’s somehow lifting Cloud over her shoulders! Cloud slips off- no dice! Swinging neckbreaker from Brody!
SG1: Brody looks to end this as she reaches into her tights and takes out a pair of brass knuckles! She laughs at the crowd as she places them on both hands! Cloud’s coughing more as she fights to stay in this match! She’s in Brody’s natural environment! Brody’s waiting for Cloud to get on her feet as she gets into a boxing stance!
Brody: (no mic) Southpaw ho! Stay up!
Starr: Wow, she looks to bludgeon Cloud to death as she takes the wild swing! Cloud ducks! Brody jabs! Cloud bobs and weaves Brody’s every attack! Matsuda stumbles a bit, almost falling backwards into the flames! Brody swings again! Cloud rolls out the way! Brody charges at Cloud- drop toehold by Matsuda! She tries to capitalize with a Blasian Sun- Brody kicks Cloud away! Cloud rolls backwards, Brody takes another swing! Cloud dodges! Dropkick from Matsuda! Brody gets back up! Another dropkick! I don’t know where Cloud’s finding the strength to fight back!
SG1: It’s called willpower and perseverance Starr! Cloud attempts another attack, but she starts coughing again! Between Brody’s attacks, the heat, and the smoke inhalation, it’s only a matter of time before Matsuda succumbs to defeat! Brody slowly gets back to her feet, but is ready to strike! She knows that all Steph needs to do is make one mistake and it’s lights out for the master of the C9!
Starr: Along with the fiery send off!
SG1: Right! Brody closes in, inch by inch! Cloud tests the distance with a few feints with low kicks, but Brody’s not budging!
Starr: It’s a Mexican standoff with no Mexicans! Welp, at least we don’t have to worry about deportation!
SG1: Anyways, Cloud and Brody are encircling one another! Each competitor is thinking carefully about their next move! Brody feints left! Cloud backpedals! Brody goes right! Cloud goes left simultaneously! This chess match is raising my blood pressure!
Starr: Brody’s inching closer, cornering Cloud! Matsuda has nowhere to go! Brody Dashes forward! Cloud ducks the wild swing! CLOUD KICKER! She misses the Pele kick, but does a full backflip! Brody runs at Cloud! Superwoman Punch! Matsuda ducks rolls towards the corner! She’s trapped- wait! What!?
SG1: Matsuda does a vertical leap to the top turnbuckle! Bounces off- FINAL HEAVEN! FLYING FOREARM SMASH FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Brody’s laid out! Somehow Cloud was able to leap over the fire and take advantage with a surprise counter!
Starr: Come on Brody! Get up Godlette! She’s creeping towards you!
SG1: That look in Cloud’s eyes! She knows it’s over! The War Queen is licking her lips in anticipation at a prone Brody Sparks! She grabs the girl’s arms in a deadlift full nelson displaying her power once more- DRAGON SUPLEX! Wait! She’s hooking the arms! Is she- TIGER SUPLEX! This is it! We all know what’s happening next! Cloud has the right position! She’s crossing Brody’s arms for a Cloud City into the fire-
Female voice: HOLD ON! I’D THINK TWICE IF I WAS YOU!
Starr: Huh!? That’s Alexis! She’s walking out here with a mic in her hand!
SG1: Finish the job Cloud! Don’t just stand there with Brody in your arms!
Starr: Matsuda’s just as perplexed as we are as Alexis Diemos stops midway on the ramp! Is she distracting Matsuda?
Alexis: Nah…no, We’re not ending the night like this Stephanie. You will not become Specialist Champion so easily tonight! You know what they say right?
SG1: Alexis snapped her fingers, and huh? Maddie and Jocelyn are dragging some teenage girl out here from the back! She looks familiar!
Alexis: (grins) Nobody ever wins in their hometown!
Starr: I recognize her! That’s Serenity Hunter! The oldest daughter of Cloud’s mentor! I thought she was training in Mexico!
SG1: First they steal little Lauryn from her own home and now this!? Cloud’s absolutely livid! She dropped Brody and started yelling at the rest of the Coven! Maddie pushes Serenity down the ramp! The poor girl already looks worse for wear!
Starr: This is the cost of doing business SG! Cloud should have cut all ties once she went ronin!
Alexis: Guess who we found creeping around backstage? We thought she was looking for you, but apparently she was looking for us! She tried to get the drop on us though- pulling some Batman shit to try and catch us off guard. We showed her the difference between rookies and the elite!
SG1: Alexis viciously kicks Serenity in her abdomen! Cloud’s losing her mind!
Alexis: I’m pressed for time ‘sweets’ so here’s what we’re going to do: you’ve got to choose. The championship or Serenity. You can’t have both. You throw Brody in the fire, then an eye for an eye and the like. If you give up right now and let Brody throw you into the fire, then Serenity is yours. You have five seconds Matsuda.
Stephanie: (off mic) What the hell!?
Stephanie: *beep* you Alexis!
Stephanie: Fine! I choose Serenity! Let her go!
SG1: Damn it. Not like this. She was so close to a second title reign!
Starr: Brody’s getting back to her feet…
Alexis: Good work sweets. No watch out behind you!
Starr: Cloud turns around! Front dropkick from Brody! Cloud stumbles back into the flames as Godlette kicks her in her chest! Cloud falls out the ring, her shirt on fire! Brooklyn fans are losing their minds right now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match…and STILL your Specialist Champion…BROOOODY SPARKS!
( Brody Sparks is handed her EAW Specialist Championship and celebrates her title retention with a big smile on her face. )
( “Thank You, Brody returns after a word from our sponsors. )
( ONLY COMMERCIAL BREAK – including an EAW 2K18 commercial primarily featuring and advertising a EAW 2K18 “Sparks Fly” edition with a blue themed, Brody Sparks-centric cover. )
( Open back up to the memorial show, where we see Nasir Moore sitting in a confessional wearing a blue-themed version of his own attire in tribute to Brody Sparks. )
Nasir Moore: Brody Sparks…where do I begin? I have quite the long and complicated relationship with the woman to be fair, and I love to ramble on endlessly so this might take awhile. Brody Sparks the vixen/elitist is obviously someone who we all respected. Her promo writing was always something people marveled at. She had such an expertise when it came to graphical detail. And even the few times when she herself was called upon to assist in helping the completion of a show, her writing match and segments were damn good for someone with zero experience in said field. She even showed potential for video making too. There were no limits to what this woman could have been capable of and at the end of the day it was ALL for the rest of us here in the family of Elite Answers Wrestling.
Because that’s what we are, a Family. But we all know about Brody Sparks’ feats and accomplishments as an efedder. She was the longest reigning Specialist Champion. The winner of the very first ALL WOMEN’S Extreme Elimination Chamber. I would also like to say that she was the greatest Specialist Champion in history. And you could say the comes down to a combination of her own hard work and determination as well as her only competition for said place having a rocky falling out in EAW at best. But one thing I’m sure anyone who has ever had a one on one conversation with Brody Sparks about her position in EAW can definitely tell you one quality about her. She was never satisfied with where she was. She always strived to improve herself further. She ALWAYS KNEW that she could become even greater. Brody Sparks wanted to be a greater hand to the rest of us in EAW. She wanted to be able to give us even higher quality work to make us happier. She wanted to improve herself to awe us even more at what she was doing. And it was ALL because she cared.
She put so many other people and things ahead of her own happiness. And I can personally attest to this because like I said I had a very complicated history with Miss Sparks. From being a ship partner with her, to being more of a mentor figure for her heading into her specialist title reign, then to become almost like a family figure for her. We talked ALL THE TIME about our characters one on one with one another. She always asked me questions like “Should I break out of the sanatorium and be on my own?” “Would I still be as good if I turn face?” “What do you think of my title reign thus far?” And I never bullshitted her on my responses. And I always asked her similar questions about my character and my future. But having the honor and privilege to get to be the person who not only wrote her championship victory in a history making match, but to also gift her with the picbase she would become tied to and now will forever have a permanent link with even after passing on.
After hearing about her reaction to her championship victory I felt so much pride, not even for myself, but for her. I had coached her through that week in terms of giving it her all even if she thought she didn’t stand a chance, which of course being the humble person she was, she believed she had no shot of winning despite how many people were telling her that her time in the light was coming. Not gonna lie, deciding between her and Aria was a decision I spent days internally debating about. I went to so many other people asking them what they thought and I got mixed reactions. So in the end I had to go with my gut instinct, and I feel I made the right decision in the end (ily aria). If there was one word I had to use to sum up Brody Sparks the person, it would definitely be Selfless. Even as a champion she never felt that she was good enough while at the same time having competitive battles with the best of the best the women had to offer on practically a weekly basis. Brody Sparks dedication to making others happy should be something that we all take in and hold dear to our hearts and at least try to emulate to a fraction of what she could.
If we all did that then Elite Answers Wrestling as a community and as a family would grow so much closer together and there would be no grudges. Arguing would be to a minimum and would be able to be solved out with simple conversations. So on and so forth. But I really just want to thank Brody Sparks for being what can be the spark of change for the better in Elite Answers Wrestling. Mavis your spirit will always live on within every single one of us. I still reminisce over things like my first ever conversation being with her when she was high and ranting about eggs or something like that. Me telling her she should ditch that loser ass sanatorium stable and that she was good enough to ride on her own. Countless other examples. Brody you will never be forgotten and WE will make sure of that. God bless your family in their time of need as well as everyone in your extended family. Much luv everybody.
( Nas holds his hands up in the form of a heart and throws up a peace sign. )
( Next confessional shows Stark sitting by, taking his time before beginning to speak. )
Stark: When I returned earlier this year, I hopped right on XAT. I don’t even remember how the conversation got to the point of weed (but I was in the chat so no surprise I guess) and that’s when I first really paid mind to this user named Brody Sparks. “You smoke weed? I’m perched!” was probably the first thing she said directly to me. Obviously, I had to ask what the fuck perched meant. I talked to DDD later and set up my return and everything, and one of the first comments on my sign up, again, was “I’m perched.” Go figure. I wasn’t really that close with Brody at that point. We’d talk in the main, but chat was the least of my priorities and I didn’t spend that much time on it. The move to Discord really helped me start talking to people more and more. XAT never worked on mobile, and I hated that I couldn’t keep up with people on the go.
It was on Discord that Brody and I began to talk more. We’d always @ each other with what we’d smoked that day, discuss it in great detail, and fucking hell, I’m glad for weed if only for the fact that it was the one common link I had with Brody that got us talking in the first place. We had one argument the whole time we were friends, but I apologized for the mistake on my end and she was forgiving. Still, to this day I regret it. At some point, we added each other on Snapchat. I made it a point after Brody told me how much she liked my dog to send her any picture I took of her. When Brody moved back to New York, I tried to point her to cool stuff but I understood her apprehensions about travelling too far from where she lived in the Bronx. It breaks my heart to think of all the places she hadn’t gone to go.
Something in the fucking universe aligned the night Brody passed away, because that night we had our longest and deepest conversation. I guess at that point, she finally trusted me enough to truly open up? Even then, we barely hit the surface, and eventually the conversation segued away from her problems and into her plans for the future – which still gets my breath caught in my throat when I think about how many years in the future we were talking about. Brody shared two hilarious stories of when she got too lit for her own good, and I’m glad I got to hear them, because nobody made me ACTUALLY laugh like Brody could. Still, for four hours that night we talked about weed, relationships, and life in general. I still can’t help but involuntary cringe because I fell asleep on Brody, but I would have never guessed that would have been the last time I could have talked to her.
I was ready to quit after Territorial Invasion. I let that title go because I didn’t care, and I had too much on my plate to continue staying in EAW, but for the first time in the three years I’ve been here, I actually had reasons to stay, and the friends I’d made here were why. The impact Brody had on my life in the short amount of time I’d known her truly speaks to how pure her soul was and how amazing her character as a human being is. I hate this world, I hate living in it, but people like Brody make it better for everyone. The fact that she was taken from us by pure chance makes it all the more infuriating. I still haven’t even come to terms with the fact that she’s gone. She transcended just being another body on this e-fed and truly became one of my best friends, both in this e-fed and out. I miss her every day, tears still well up in my eyes every time I open my Snapchat and see that the last thing I sent her is never going to be opened. Every time I look at my friends list on Discord and see her name there, I almost cry when I realize that she’s never coming online again. This was a smart, kind, and caring person with more potential than she could even understand. Brody made me a better person. Brody was one of the people that changed that confrontational piece of shit that I was earlier this year into who I am now. I’d be lying if I said I could live up to the standard that Brody set, but the best way I can pay tribute to her is by trying.
(The camera cuts to a special blue lighted room at the Poon Palace. The walls of the room are covered with pictures, paintings, and other dedications to the life and career of Brody Sparks. A long line of Poon Palace customers are shown entering and paying tribute.)
TLA: Yo we all up in here gathered n shit here today for one reason. To give the biggest shoutout ever EAW has ever given to Mami BB! We be showin’ that love to the baddest of the bad bitches. She was a true loca who was straight wildin’ on all of her opponents in that ring or on that microphone. Ain’t nobody could fuck with her. She was legit crazy out there and all the basura who tried to fuck with her got fucked with. We all grievin’ for sure but when Brody Sparks was in the room shit was always poppin’. She kept that fiesta goin’ 24/7 and now we gotta keep it goin’ for her just like she’d like. We gonna celebrate the fuck outta her life and we gonna celebrate it so long and so hard she gonna be beggin’ from heaven for us to End It. Gonna be too much fiesta for some to handle but we ain’t never gonna End It.
We gonna fuck shit up in her honor goin’ hard and livin’ like the real ones she knew we could be. We goin’ off and fuckin’ so much shit up that in the iconic words of Brody Sparks it’s gonna get messy. Fuckin’ shit up until the feds get involved. Mess. Even the feds ain’t gonna want to stop it tho cuz they know just who and what she was. They gonna creep away like they ain’t want none of them sparks. Not this tea. If any haters tryna hate they gettin’ beat black and blue and gettin’ that red drained straight on into fillin’ up some blood buckets yo. How there even gonna be haters tho? Brody Sparks too loved and she loved us. There be a Poon Palace in every city but Brody Sparks got that first eternal membership to the Poon Palace up in heaven. They got the best strippers up there tha shit we got down here can’t even compare. I hope you happy Brody and you enjoying that shit cuz it be only a matter of time until Senn crawlin’ back up in there to reclaim what’s his. For real tho Brody we all love you and we all miss you.
You was one of the realest people I’ve ever met and we are all better off for having known you. Like Eminem once said you may be gone but you’re never over. Except here in EAW cuz everytime that Tech N9ne come over them speakers that spark gets ignited, the world gets lit, and you be the most over person there is mami.
(TLA walks over to a nearby table where a steaming pot of tea is shown brewing. TLA reaches into his hoodie and removes a spiked dildo which he leaves in the tea.)
( Next confessional shows Amadeus sitting by. )
Amadeus: There was never a more perfect blend of passion and violence than Brody Sparks. She was a terror in the ring, capable of the most depraved acts, heedless of the damage done to herself or her opponent. Blood made her happy. Pain was her tonic. Violence was her mother tongue. But despite all of that, outside of the ring, she was capable of some of the most humane and sweet acts. She … she had a razor tongue and a sharp wit which could draw blood if she was motivated. She was always more than just another face in the Sanatorium. She truly was the greatest among the Sanatorium. She was the strongest. She was the smartest. She was the best of us. A paragon of what we could be. I am truly honored to have been able to call her sister. Brody is the one that will be missed above all. Thank you for the gift of your presence that you gave to us. Thank you for the affection that you gave to me. It rocks me to my foundations to lose her, but I know that she lived a life with no regrets. You are not gone. You’ve simply gone on ahead. But a piece of you will always reside in my heart. We shall meet again.
( Next confessional has Jacob Moore sitting by. )
Jacob Moore: It has been hard for me to really find words to describe how I feel and describe the impact you personally had on my life in the 10 months or so since we first met. Even with me being away from the company for months now, you still reached out and supported my decision. You were truly a spark in my darkness. A glimmer of hope that one day, things will get better. I will miss our raunchy but hilarious talks, and our inside jokes. And spilling “tea”..I don’t know who else I’m gonna do that with now. It just wouldn’t be the same. As for the Brody Sparks we all saw on television every week, you changed the entire women’s division. You managed to stand out from the others with your headstrong attitude, sarcastic humor, and bringing in weapons such as a custom made dildo into chamber matches. I don’t think anyone will forget that.
And not to mention your reign as Specialists Champion. I was actually around for this, and I’m glad I was. What a reign it was! Even if you didn’t think it was much, it was. I was actually a bit upset when you were beaten at Pain for Pride, it didn’t feel like you were quite done yet. Then your injury put you on the sidelines for a bit. But nonetheless you came back, guns blazing, and quickly picked up where you left off. I will always admire your drive for this sport and your big heart behind the scenes. I don’t think EAW has ever had a better competitor. You are one of a kind, Ms. Sparks. We will all miss you dearly. I will honor your legacy for the rest of my days, by being a better person and not letting temporary things bring me down. Everything I do will be for you. You were taken from us way too soon, much like some of your heroes: Layne Staley, Chris Cornell..I can only hope you’re up there partying with them now. Long live the Spark of EAW.
( Brian Daniels appears on the next confessional. )
“Ah, it looks like it’s beginning to rain.”
“No, I don’t think so…”
“No, it’s raining all right.”
Brian Daniels: I never once expected to go through this once, let alone twice. I never wanted to ever think about losing any member of this community. Whether you’re close to me or not, you all mean something to me. You’ve all been a vital role in my life since the day I joined in 2009. And when I think back on it, Brody Sparks reminded me a lot of the great Extreme Enigma. The two were very caring toward anyone they met in the community. They’d make you feel as if you’re right at home. If you felt like an outsider looking in, Brody would open that door and welcome you with open arms.
I honestly still can’t believe this is happening, again. In the back of my head I half expect Brody to show up somehow. I was never extremely close to her, we rarely spoke. But I already knew the type of person she was and she didn’t deserve to go so young. She had so much more of her life to live. She had so much more to achieve here and outside of here. I can only imagine how this is affecting those that were on a personal level with her. This is tragic, this is terrible, but we all know that Brody Sparks is spilling tea from above. She’s watching down on us this very moment. I know she is.
I’ll personally never forget how I was introduced to Brody, way back when. It started off with her wanting a chance to prove herself and I don’t regret giving her that opportunity. She started as somebody I barely knew, to a beacon of light for EAW. Her light shines bright and continues to shine the way for future generations to come. Her memory will never die and she will forever stay…
We all love you, Brody, always know that.
(The scene fades in from black, beginning with Aria Jaxon sitting alone in the confessional, just as with all the Elitists whose remarks have preceded hers. Her mascaraed eyes are reddened and her cheeks are tear-stained. Balled up tissues are in her hand. Her newly-dyed blue hair is flung over one shoulder in voluminous curls. She dons jeans, black heels, and most importantly — a cropped Brody Sparks merchandise shirt and armband. As she stares down at the floor and exhales a ragged breath, a voiceover of DMX from Aaliyah’s “Miss You” video can be heard.)
DMX VO: …I have trouble accepting the fact that you’re gone, so I won’t. It’ll be like we went for a while without seeing each other. But I can understand why God would’ve wanted you close to him, because you truly were an angel on Earth. In my own special way — I love you, and miss you.
(As the voiceover ends and the song begins, it continues to play softly in the background as Aria swallows roughly and at last looks into the camera.)
Aria: I wish I could say that my heart was just heavy or that it was aching, but it’s not true either way. My heart is broken. I’ve cried, and cried, and cried some more. It was hard to even do that at first. I think initially, the disbelief was there. I was hearing this devastating news, but it wasn’t totally seeping in, you know? It was just sitting at the forefront of my mind, like some weird defense mechanism on behalf of my body to keep it from hitting me right in the beginning. I didn’t wanna go to bed that night because I knew there’d be that split second when I woke up the next morning where I wouldn’t remember the night before. I’d wanna believe it was nothing more than a bad dream. I lurched up in bed with my heart in my throat and this awful sense of dread hanging over my head. It hit me like a freight train. This was the world I lived in now. A world without you. A world devoid of this beam of levity, happiness, humor, sauciness, and compassion. One that I was so so so glad to have had in my orbit for so many years, and in the blink of an eye, it was all gone. I still don’t think it’s totally washed over me. The pain is here, the sense of loss eats away at me, and there have been moments where it’s been hard not to be crushed under the weight of just how truly sad I am. Everything hurts. I lost a part of me that I can never get back. A piece of me went with you.
(She closes her eyes for a split second and inhales deeply, taking a moment to compose herself before continuing.)
Aria: Something in me is missing now, and you would hate for me to say that. Feeling a void means that I’d be sad as fuck and you wouldn’t want that for me. But I have to allow myself to do that now. I have to feel what I’m feeling now because I can’t stay in this spot forever. If I’m truly gonna pay tribute to you and live a life you’d be proud of, I have to power through this so that I can be the wrestler and person you’d want for me to be. The best way to pay tribute to you isn’t through words — even if I’m pouring my heart out. Nothing that I’m saying right now will mean anything if I don’t actually pay it forward and put out into the world what you so often gave to me. If I’m a little more like you, the world will be a better place. If I laugh a little more, crack an extra joke, be a little more blunt, or lend more of an ear, I’m honoring your memory. Being the manipulative, narcissistic woman that you played on screen is what made you a star. Maybe for the fans, that will be what they remember the most, because you were so fucking good at what you did. But for those of us who knew the woman behind the character — the mind behind the madness — we knew you couldn’t have risen so high without being humble and hungry. You had such a great head on your shoulders. For all the talent you possessed, you were never once arrogant or rude about it. As a matter of fact, you didn’t always give yourself your just due. Sometimes, you sold yourself short. I don’t think you ever completely realized just how special you were, or the fact that you had every single tool it took to take this place by storm and change it forever. And so you have.
(A small smile creases Aria’s expression as she continues, her tone of voice taking on a bit more levity.)
Aria: You were passionate about what we did here and you were always working to improve your craft. You were always looking for ways to get better. And you always rooted for the rest of us girls to get better, too, because you truly were a team player. You loved being on Empire so much. You loved seeing the women of EAW flourish and you were so proud to be a part of all the history that was being made every single day. You were an integral puzzle piece, a beautiful piece of the bigger picture that I would give anything to have back. You were a true class act, and it hurts to think of all that we could’ve done together as Empire moved forward into the future. You were on the cusp of even bigger things. You were primed and ready to become an absolute ICON. And yet, so suddenly, we find ourselves not talking about your potential, but shaking our heads wondering about what could’ve been.
(Aria’s glossed bottom lip begins to quiver and she takes a moment to dab at the corners of her eyes with a tissue. An agonizing breath is slowly exhaled and it racks through her entire frame as tears begin to roll down her cheeks.)
Aria: I’ve tried so hard to understand. Why? Why YOU? If somebody had to go, why was it you? I wish you could’ve been here to see our eventual Hall of Fame inductions. I wish we could’ve gone to each other’s weddings, met each other’s kids, moved onto the next phase of our lives together in retirement…there are so many things. You had so much life to live. So much left to do. So many more lives to touch. But I feel like if it only recently dawned on God what an amazing human being he’d dropped into our lives, and it hurts like hell to see him take you back. If I was him, though, I’d wanna be around you, too. A person as selfless and genuine as you don’t come around every day. A true gem was what he dropped into this world, and a true gem returned to him not long ago. Some days of this wait before I get to see you again will be agonizing, but I can handle it. One of these days, my chin will be up again and I’ll be brimming with happiness and optimism, because I know you’d want me to keep going. You’d want me to make the most of every day before we see each other again. So I will. I’ll never stop chasing this dream — the one that brought us together in the first place — to the ends of the Earth.
(She wrings her fingers together and her voice begins to crack.)
Aria: Jacob…I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am. I’ve spoken about what Brody meant to me as a friend, a colleague, a contemporary, and a rival, but she was so much more than that to you. I’d never seen her as happy as you made her. She loved you, she really did. She never stopped talking about what an amazing man you were. Big-hearted, a true leader, kind, empathetic, professional, level-headed…you were everything she wanted, and everything a person like her deserved. I pray that you’re able to find peace as you go forward. I hope that your heart can heal. Know that she loved every second she spent with you, and that you changed her life for the better. You impacted her life in the most amazing of ways. Your time with her was well-spent. Please hold onto that.
(Aria uses a tissue to wipe away more tears, and it clearly gets harder for her to speak as time passes. The pauses have gotten longer and it’s harder to pull it together. She purses her lips, choosing her next words carefully.)
Aria: Brody, I know that it would warm your heart to know that you’ve brought people together. It’s hurt us all so badly to lose you, but to mourn, we’ve had to come together. EAW is more tight-knit than ever before. We’re all coming together to pay tribute to you in the best ways that we know how. We’ll have it our way, and no one will ever forget your name. Future generations of EAW will know exactly who you are. Your spark and iconic impact will never, ever be snuffed out. Keeping your memory alive is gonna bring me so much joy, because it’s a way of keeping you around. I miss everything about you already. That will never change. Not a single day will go by where I don’t think of you, or hope that I’m making you proud. I was privileged to have been your friend. You made me a better person. I bet you’re having the best time now. Heaven’s concert line-up is lit, huh? Biggie, Tupac, MJ, Whitney, Aaliyah, Selena…oh, and I bet you’re pretty stoked to meet Chris Cornell. Save me a front row seat, babe. We’ll be together again one day. I love you so very much, Brody. Keep sparkling on the other side.
(Aria punctuates it all with a kiss blown to the camera before turning her eyes to the sky. She rises from her seat and walks out of the frame as it fades to black.)
( CAPTION: “One Last Spark – Empire 10-12-2017” )
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: The following match is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: One fall!
(“Red Fraction” by Mell plays as Scarlet Lyd walks out)
Ring Announcer: Making her way first! From Houston, TX! Weighing in at 126lbs…REVY!
SG1: What a heated series of exchanges between Revy and Brody Sparks this week!
Gia: There seems to be no love lost between these two women! Well, they get to settle their dispute in the middle of the ring!
(Revy climbs into the ring as her music fades and “Am I Psycho?” by Tech N9ne starts to play as Brody Sparks walks out)
Ring Announcer: Her opponent! From Brockton, Massachusetts via Seattle, Washington! Weighing in at 120lbs…BRODY! SPARKS!
SG1: Revy’s going to have her hands full with the former specialist Champion!
Gia: She’s also the longest reigning – something she never hesitates to bring up!
SG1: Let’s not discount Revy either – Brody shouldn’t take this woman lighty!
(Brody climbs into the ring, rolling her eyes at Brody as she takes off her ‘Hypnotic Heretic’ shirt)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: The bell has rung and the competitors are in the middle of the ring! Brody and Revy are eyeing each other down, neither of them making a move! This is a battle of intimidation – a test to see who will back down first! Revy pushes Brody, who answers back with one of her own! OOO! Vicious smack across the face from Revy! Brody’s holding her face! OUCH! Brody returns the favor! Wait, Sparks is not done! Thesz Press onto Revy, followed by wild fists to the side of the head! Revy’s trying to push her off to create some space!
Gia: Like her namesake, Revy’s slap set off Brody like a spark! These two clearly don’t like each other! Revy kicks Brody away and attempts to get to her feet- knee to the chin by Sparks! Revy rolls towards the ropes but is stopped by Brody’s double knees to the sternum! Brody has obtained control in this match as she picks Revy up her hair and throws her in a nearby corner! Revy slumps into a seating position as Brody follow-ups up with front dropkick! Revy’s head bounced off the middle turnbuckle as Brody goes for the pin!
SG1: Revy kicks out! Brody smiles – glad at the chance to cause more pain to her opponent! She picks Revy up by the hair, hooking her arm and leg! Forward Russian Legsweep! She’s focused on causing as much brain damage as possible!
Gia: Brody Sparks is one to never shy from raising the stakes! You remember that impromptu inferno match, right?
SG1: Indeed! I called that match, remember? Brody now has a modified scorpion cross lock applied! Revy’s screaming in pain! Sparks is showing off her veteran experience! Revy’s going to have to tough it out! The ref is checking on her, to see if she wants to tap! Revy’s shaking her head while Brody’s yelling all kinds of obscenities at her! How long will Sparks be able to keep up this submission?
Gia: I don’t know, but it looks like Revy’s struggling is causing Brody to loosen her grip! Revy’s free! She’s crawling towards the ropes, as Sparks catches her breath! She charges towards Revy for the sp- Revy dodges out the way and Brody lands face-first to the outside!
SG1: This is the best case scenario for Revy right now! She can capitalize and take back control! She slides out the ring and grabs Brody, slamming her face into the apron!
Gia: Revy rolls her back into the ring as she wants to keep this fight in the ring! This is smart on her part. Someone like Brody thrives on chaos!
SG1: Revy is a loose canon herself, but even in the midst of anger you have to keep a leveled head. Revy picks up Brody and lifts her over her shoulders and tosses her to the ropes! Stun Gun! Those thick ropes collided with Brody’s throat, who bounces backwards into Revy’s arms! She has the Sleeper Hold locked! Brody’s kicking her legs in the air, trying to escape! Revy’s pulling her away from the ropes, but Brody’s feet bounces off! Sparks uses the momentum to flip over Revy! Wait! She changes direction mid flight and wraps her legs around Revy! TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS! WHAT ATHLETICISM! Revy’s on the mat, but not for long! She runs at Brody who leap frogs over her! Revy bounces off the ropes- MARTIX-EVADES THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM SPARKS! Outside Crescent Kick counter! Her boot met the side of Brody’s face who’s down once more! Revy runs to the corner, waiting for Brody to sit up! THREE COUNT! THE SIGNATURE RUNNING KNEE CONNECTS! Revy goes for a lateral press!
Ref: OOOOONEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO TH-
Gia: Brody kicks out! She’s reaching upward, doing everything she can to not to not lose this bout! Revy hits the mat in frustration, wondering what to do next! She whips Brody to the corner! That impact! Revy follows pursuit! Kick to the gut! Brody’s doubled over, holding her stomach as Revy unleashes hell with a barrage of MUDHOLE STOMPS! 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10! Revy stomps away in triumph, ready to finish things off! She runs back to the corner for the Shooting Peach Hip Attack- BRODY PULLS HERSELF TO SAFETY AND REVY CRASHES AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE!
SG1: Both women are down on the mat, trying to find a way through this match! Brody’s instincts paid off and she may be able to mount some kind of offense! Revy’s on her back, trying to sit-up- siding forearm from Brody, shades of Jacob Senn! She’s crawling back to the ropes! She rolls under and stands on the apron! How much does she have left in her! SPRINGBOARD 450! She lifts the leg for the pin!
Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWOOOOOO-
Gia: Revy kicks out! Brody’s livid! She gets to her feet! Jumping double knees! Brody rolls forward! Standing moonsault into another double knee to the stomach of Revy! An insult to injury! Between the shots to the head and stomach, Sparks is taking the wind out of Revy! If this is indeed a preview of Road to Redemption, then we know what Ms. Sparks is bringing to the table!
SG1: Brody has Revy in a hammerlock! She’s working on the arms now that her opponent can’t fight as hard as she could before! She’s in prime position to begin her Cause & Effect finisher! She tries to go for the guillotine drop but Revy slips out! AXE KICK TO THE BACK OF BRODY’S HEAD! Revy stumbles about, trying to shake off the pain! As Brody rolls around in pain, Revy makes her way to the corner and climbs up the turnbuckle! She’s raising a fist! We all know what this means! She somersaults off the top for the Houston Hang- BRODY’S KNEES ARE UP! Revy bounces off, doubled over in a fetal position! Like a lion hunting it’s prey, Brody jumps on top! She has the hammerlock applied! Guillotine Drop! With everything she has, she climbs to the top rope! ROUNDING MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP ROPE! CAUSE. AND, EFFECT! Brody goes for the pin!
Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO! THRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Am I Psycho?” by Tech N9ne plays as Brody raises a hand in victory)
Ring Announcer: Your winner by pinfall….BRODY! SPARKS!
SG1: Short, but intense, Brody had to act fast to pick up the win!
Gia: Revy came hard, but Brody’s fought more dangerous competition to know how much she needed to dig in order to come out on top!
SG1: Like we said – if this is a preview of things to come, then we’re in for quite the treat!
( In the final moments of Brody’s final match, she blows the audience a kiss. Though at the time this was done in vanity, it resembles a kiss goodbye as she walks up the ramp after a win for the final time of her career. )
(Transition to the final confessional. We see Jacob Senn seated in silence for a long time, fighting tears and summoning up the will to speak. )
Jacob Senn: The words to describe the loss that I feel right now is incomprehensible and in comparison to one of the worst feelings of loss and depression that I’ve experienced. However, I hope to do my best to be able to explain what’s running through my mind through the days that have passed since her departure from this world. Imagine that your entire world has been completely stripped of the things that you’ve grown to love and adore about it, imagine that everything that you believed would be with you for years to come have all be taken away from you in the blink of an eye, and imagine having to live with the burden on your shoulders to where you won’t be able to experience the joy that these people gave to you in your life. For pretty much a year and a half, that’s been what I’ve dealt with on a concurrent basis. What should be a person’s best years in their lives and being happier than they could ever be, I feel as if it has been the worst moment in mine. One of the only semblance of peace, comfort, happiness and joy through the rough struggles of my life came from Brody Sparks.
For those who were not aware from before, I had lost my mother on May of 2016. It had to be the darkest day of my entire life and something that still haunts me to this day, but Brody was one of the few people that comforted me through that pain. It wouldn’t have been put two weeks later, my first dog passed after a long life with us. Brody was there to comfort me through the pain that was festering through me. As the time passed and the pain dulled, I would eventually lose my grandfather at the start of this year in January. Once again, Brody was there to comfort me through the storm of emotions that clouded my mind along with others. Now once more, I must deal with a soul-crushing loss that I never expected to have to endure in her departure. As much as I want to keep a smile on my face for her, it’s a tough struggle to do so through all of the loss that I’ve had to force to go through in such a short amount of time. She was a beautiful woman with a golden heart, a sense of humor that could bring a smile on anyone’s face, and someone that I had grown to love as much as the best of friends that I have in this community.
The pain that I feel at the loss of her kind words being sent to me each day is only comparable to losses that I have felt throughout this year and a half. Losses of people that I cared so much about and wished to still have to this day, people that have all touched me in a way that I will never forget, and I hate that I won’t be able to have a moment with them any longer. She was an angel that comforted me through my personal issues and I hope I was able to give her that same comfort in her final days. I only wish that there was more time in the world to have with her.
Every day, the pain gets a bit more tolerable to bear with, but this community will never be the same without her. I may never be the same without her. My world seems to be crumbling right before my very eyes as without any choice in the matter, I have to watch as a spectator in all the events to unfold. I pray for her family for the anguish that they are feeling, the sorrow and bitterness that has to be going through their minds right now as such a person has been taken away from them, but hopefully they can find solace in knowing that she was able to touch so many lives in this community. She made our days brighter with her spark of life that she injected into all of us and now, we should look to deliver that same spark to as many people as we can. Brody served as a reminder of the kindness that we should so to people, no matter the circumstances or reputation that has been placed behind them. Not a bone in her body was out of malice or evil and at the end of the day, she was taken in her prime.
Brody, I wish that I could see you one last time and tell you everything that I wanted to say, but know that I won’t ever forget you. I hope that there will be peace at the end of your journey here with us, another place to where everything you desired would be there awaiting you, and I hope I might be there to join you and the rest of the people I lost one day. Until then, I’ll be marching forward in this world that I have been left with to where for the ones that are left for me share the kindness you showed me, I shall give them. Thank you for the support that you gave me, the comfort that you gifted me with, and the last year that we shared together that proved to be the brightest moments of this dark time for me. Rest with no more stress, you’ve deserve it, my goddess.
( A distraught Senn blows a kiss to the camera and the camera fades away. )
( Fade to black. )