The Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands
( A recap plays of Flannery giving her Empire Address. A montage of the Revy and Azumi fighting for the Specialist No. 1 Contender spot is shown, ending with Azumi celebrating.)
( “Salute” by Little Mix plays as the NEW intro video to Empire rolls on the air… )
( We open to the exterior of the boxed-shaped Ziggo Dome. The scene changes to the interior, showing a crowd of 17,000 . “Salute” continues to blare out from the sound system as the scene changes to SG1 and Gia Cervantes sitting ringside.)
(Screen Bar: “LIVE! From Amsterdam, Netherlands)
SG1: Welcome to Empire! The hottest brand under the EAW banner! We are coming to you Live! From Amsterdam, Netherlands! I am “Your Friendly Neighborhood Vixen” SG1 and with me is the ever so lovely Gian Cervantes!
Gia: You know SG, we must have the most passionate fans in all of wrestling! It could be 2 in the afternoon in New York or 9am in California and we’ll still get crazy ratings!
SG1: The unique thing about EAW is that our wrestling is always live, because we trust the fans to support us! Now, we have an incredible lineup here for you tonight!
(Match Card – Rachelle Savetta vs Savannah Sunshine)
SG1: We have the return of Empire favorite, Savannah Sunshine!
(Crowd cheers loudly)
SG1: She will be going one-on-one with British Brawler, Rachelle Savetta!
(Match Card – Aria Jaxon vs Andrea Valentine)
Gia: The Champ is back! Aria Jaxon squares off against Andrea Valentine in a non-title match!
(Match Card – Megan Raine vs Azumi Goto, Specialist Championship Ladder Match)
SG1: Speaking of titles, our main event is a ladder match for the EAW Specialist Championship! Megan Raine is in her first title defense against Azumi Goto!
(The camera shifts to the stage)
(“I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” by Suburban Legends plays as the crowd gives a LOUD and positive reaction. Savannah Sunshine comes out all smiles and tags the hands of the fans.)
Jasmine Peyton: This match is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Jasmine Peyton: Making her way to the ring, from Candyland, USA, “Double S”, SAVANNNAHHHHHH SUNSHINEEEEEEEE!!
Gia Cervantes: Here we have Empire’s happiest talent! Savannah Sunshine has something about her which lightens up the room she is in. I am so glad that she is able to keep that smile on her face after the things she has been through these past several weeks. She’s been on a bit of a losing streak, but I feel that tonight will be the night she turns that all around.
SG1: I doubt that, Gia! Who she is facing against might give her a run for her money!
(“Youngbloods” by The Amity Afflictions plays as Rachelle Savetta comes out to a mixed reaction from the crowd. She looks seriously at Savannah who is already in the ring.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing her opponent, Leicester, England, she is the “Black Widow”, RACHELLE SAVETTTAAAAAAA!!
SG1: This is a woman who does not have a personality full of candy and rainbows. This is a woman that Savannah should be very worried about. She made an amazing impact on last week’s Empire. She looks to carry on that winning streak and that starts with Savannah.
Gia Cervantes: She is indeed an intimidating force here.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gia Cervantes: There is something about Rachelle Savetta that makes me uncomfortable. It is the look in her eyes. This woman is hungry. What do we have her, SG1? Savannah Sunshine extends her hand out for Rachelle to shake it. What a wonderful sign of respect from the Queen of Candyland. Rachelle looks down as a small smile forms on her face–it can almost be mistaken for a smirk. Rachelle looks back at Savannah and extends her hand in respect. Savannah gives a sigh or relief! Perhaps SG, Rachelle Savetta is not as intimidating as she seems. Savannah Sunshine has the ability to befriend anyone on Empire! Perhaps, Rachelle is just misunderstood–
SG1: HARSH HEADBUTT TO SAVANNAH SUNSHINE AS RACHELLE LETS GO OF HER GRASP! SAVANNAH FALLS DOWN TO ONE KNEE AS SHE CHECKS ON HER FOREHEAD. SHE SEES THAT THERE IS NO SIGN OF BLOOD AS RACHELLE HAMMERS DOWN ON SAVANNAH WITH A BUNCH OF FISTS ACROSS HER FACE! RACHELLE IS NOT HERE TO BEFRIEND ANYONE ON EMPIRE! RACHELLE’S PUNCHES BEGAN TO GET SLOPPY AND QUICK, EARNING A SCREAM TO SAVANNAH WHO IS BEGGING FOR THE REFEREE TO GET RACHELLE OFF OF HER!
Referee: THAT IS IT, RACHELLE! ONE!! TWOO!! THREE!! FOUR!!
Gia Cervantes: Using every last second to inflict as much pain to Savannah, Rachelle raises her hands in surrender as she steps away from Savannah. Rachelle gives a sinister crackling and one last kick as she watches the referee check on Savannah! Rachelle moves around the ring as the referee helps Savannah up to her feet! Savannah uses the ropes for support and RACHELLE MOVES TO CONTINUE HER ATTACK ON POOR SAVANNAH!
Savannah Sunshine: (moves her body between the ropes in concern for her safety) I’m not fighting you, just yet! Lemme, prep for this match!
(Savannah gets out of the ring and approaches the EAW Universe cheering.)
Savannah Sunshine: Alright, which of you has candy?
(A couple of the fans extend their candy to Savannah in cheers. Savannah sees that she has the option to go for Skittles, Starbursts and some Sour Punch Candy. Eventually, she makes her decision to go for the Sour Punch and puts the entire rope in her mouth at once. Instantly, the sour patch is felt as Savannah’s face puckers up with the sour. Savannah yells in preparation for the war.)
SG1: Are you kidding me? This is no time to get any candy! You got Rachelle Savetta in the ring who is ready to rip your head off your kiddish body and you find it to be a bigger priority to each some candy?
Gia Cervantes: Isn’t it obvious, SG1? Savannah Sunshine needs a candy rush before entering a match with an opponent like Rachelle Savetta! Rachelle is quick and hyper, but Savannah believes that she is quicker and much more hyper than the Black Widow! Savannah slides beneath the ropes. The referee is in the middle separating them both. Savannah is jumping and pacing in excitement. I think the candy did wonders for her! The referee decides to break the separation and let the two women compete! SAVANNAH SUNSHINE WASTES NO TIME BUT TO THROW HER ON SERIES OF PUNCHES ONTO RACHELLE SAVETTA! OH MY GOODNESS! SAVANNAH SUNSHINE HAS RACHELLE TO HER KNEE! SAVANNAH BOUNCES TO THE ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK ON RACHELLE! SAVANNAH RUSHES FOR A COVER!
SG1: RACHELLE SAVETTA WITH SUCH STRENGTH PUSHES SAVANNAH SUNSHINE OUT OF THE COVER! SAVANNAH LANDS ON HER BACK AS BOTH WOMEN MAKE IT UP TO THEIR FEET. RACHELLE IS ABLE TO PICK UP SAVANNAH AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GOING FOR A SIDEWALK SLAM! SAVANNAH IS FIGHTING HER WAY OUT OF THE MOVE! THE SOUR PUNCH IS STILL WORKING FOR HER AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A STUNNER TO GET RACHELLE DOWN! SAVANNAH NOTICES THAT SHE NEEDS TO FIND A WAY TO GET RACHELLE DOWN AND FAST. SAVANNAH GETS ON THE TOP ROPE! GIA, I THINK THAT SAVANNAH MIGHT BE TRYING TO GO FOR A GERONIMOOOOOO! SHE MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR A DIVING CROSSBODY! RACHELLE SAVETTA FOLLOWS HER ON THE TOP ROPE! THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT CAN KEEP THAT GIRL DOWN! RACHELLE THROWS A FEW PUNCHES TO THE BACK OF SAVANNAH. SAVANNAH IS MAINTAINING HER POSITION ON THE TOP ROPE! SHE KNOWS THAT IF SHE FALLS OFF, THAT IT CAN IMPACT HER WELL-BEING IN THIS MATCH! Savannah stands herself up straight as she throws a punch to Rachelle! Rachelle throws a harder punch to Savannah! Savannah throws one back on Rachelle! Savannah! Rachelle! Savannah! Rachelle! Rachelle transitions to headbutting Savannah! Savannah headbutts back! Rachelle throws a harder headbutt to Savannah! Savannah does the same to Rachelle! THESE TWO GIRLS ARE JUST TRYING TO OUTDO EACH OTHER WHEN IT COMES TO HEADBUTTS! THE SUSPENSE OF BEING ON THE TOP ROPE IS KILLING, ME GIA! THESE TWO ARE GOING TO END UP KILLING EACH OTHER!
Gia Cervantes: HOLY CRAP! RACHELLE AND SAVANNAH KNOCKED EACH OTHER OVER TO THE OUTSIDE! BOTH GIRLS ARE ON THE FLOOR. THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT AS BOTH GIRLS ARE STILL LIFELESS ON THE FLOOR!
Referee: ONE!! TWO!!
Gia Cervantes: These girls are not moving a single inch! This is not a good sign, SG1. These girls can be legit hurt. They took a harsh tumble to out here.
Referee: THREE!! FOUR!!
SG1: Rachelle is slowly getting back to her feet! Savannah is still on the ground! Rachelle smirks as he rolls herself back into the ring as the count stops! Then, she rolls out of the ring! This is smart! She rolled back into the ring to stop the count and got out so that gives her a little extra time to inflict more punishment onto Savannah Sunshine! Savannah starts to get on all fours. Rachelle runs and kicks Savannah’s stomach and knocks her down again. Savannah is yelling in pain as Rachelle laughs at Savannah and her misery! Rachelle gets Savannah up. She waits for a moment and RACHELLE WITH A SPINNING WHEEL KICK TO SAVANNAH! Rachelle is looking scarrier and scarrier as the match progresses! Just look at the way she tilts her head to the side. Rachelle gets Savannah and RAMS HER AGAINST THE APRON! Savannah yells at pain as RACHELLE GOES FOR ANOTHER RAM AGAINST THE RING APRON! Savannah finds herself in between the skirt of the ring as Rachelle begins to throw some very brutal punches! Things are not looking good for Savannah Sunshine! Rachelle steps away as the referee gets out of the ring to check on Savannah! This happens to be the second time in this match in Rachelle needed to be seperated from Savannah! There is something about Rachelle that cannot be controlled. The referee steps away from Savannah and RACHELLE WITH A VICIOUS KNEE TO SAVANNAH’S SKULL! SAVANNAH IS OUT OF IT! THIS IS GETTING BRUTAL TO WATCH. THIS IS HORRIBLE TO WATCH! RACHELLE SNICKERS AND LAUGHS AT EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON! THE REFEREE GOES TO CHECK ON SAVANNAH. The referee takes her out of the skirt of the ring and Savannah falls to one knee!
Referee: Savannah, I don’t think you’re good to compete. I’m calling the match off.
Savannah Sunshine: No! I can go on! Please do not end the match! I need to end this match myself.
Referee: Are you, sure?
Savannah Sunshine: Yes.
Referee: Alright (steps aside after helping Savannah up).
Savannah Sunshine(looking serious and focused, but beatened): Come at me, bro!
Gia Cervantes: THE CROWD IS GOING INSANE AS RACHELLE GRINS AS APPROACHES SAVANNAH! SAVANNAH SUNSHINE POUNCES ON RACHELLE SAVETTA! OH MY GOODNESS! THE HEART OF SAVANNAH SUNSHINE IS THE ONE THING THAT IS KEEPING HER ALIVE IN THIS MATCH! THE QUEEN OF CANDYLAND IS ON FIRE! SHE IS BRINGING THE FIGHTING SPIRIT THAT EVERYONE ADMIRES ABOUT HER. SAVANNAH CONTINUES THROWING FIST AFTER FISTS! SHE FOLLOWS THAT UP BY A BICYCLE KICK! SAVANNAH QUICKLY GETS ON THE APRON. RACHELLE IS GETTING UP AND GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! FINALLY, THE DIVING CROSSBODY LANDS ON RACHELLE SAVETTA!! SAVANNAH QUICKLY GETS UP AND GIVES A WARRIOR CRY AS THE EAW UNIVERSE IS ON THEIR FEET! SAVANNAH WAITS FOR RACHELLE TO GET ON HER KNEES AND SAVANNAH WITH AN ENZIGURI TO RACHELLE’S HEAD! Savannah gets Rachelle back into the ring! Savannah slides back into the ring after! Savannah gives another warrior cry! It looks like she wants to end this match! This match has gone on for WAY too long! She needs to find a way to end this match as soon as possible! Savannah bounces to the ropes! SHINIEST RAINBOW ON RACHELLE SAVETTA! THIS SHINING WIZARD WILL BE THE WAY TO END THIS MATCH! WHAT IN THE WORLD? RACHELLE DELIVERS A DISCUS LARIAT TO SAVANNAH! SAVANNAH SUNSHINE IS DOWN ONCE AGAIN! RACHELLE HAS SAVANNAH IN POSITION FOR THE YOUNGBLOOD, THE SWINGING FISHERMAN’S NECKBREAKER! YOUNGBLOOD ON SAVANNAH SUNSHINE! SAVANNAH SUNSHINE IS OUT!
Referee: ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Youngbloods” By Amity Affliction plays as Rachelle Savetta gets herself off a outcold Savannah Sunshine.)
Jasmine Peyton: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, THE “BLACK WIDOW”, RACHELLLEEEEE SAVETTTAAAAAAAAAA!
SG1: If there was one thing that taught us it was that Rachelle Savetta is no one to take lightly! That is what was wrong with Savannah Sunshine. She thought the power of candy was going to help her outcome this situation, but she found herself in a brutal war to get out of this match as soon as she could. The downward spiral continues to fall with Savannah Sunshine.
Gia Cervantes: Rachelle does not play well with others and this match proved it! Not even someone as nice as Savannah Sunshine could befriend her in the beginning of the match! This ended very brutal. I kinda feel very disturbed watching this. Rachelle Savetta is going to be a huge player on Empire in the upcoming months! This is someone you don’t want to turn your eye on.
(Rachelle Savetta rests her hands on the top rope and looks around the EAW Universe with a grin on her face. Savannah Sunshine is being tended by the referees and Revy who came out to check on her.)
(COMMERCIAL AD – Music video for Haruna “Zakkii” Sakazaki’s single “Azure Sky” as part of EAW’s Spotify campaign)
(Flannery is sitting at her desk, looking over several documents, when her assistant, a beautiful young woman walks in.)
Assistant: Ms. Nova is here to see you, ma’am.
(Flannery nods and gestures to let Tarah in, who’s wearing a black leather jacket and her black fitted cap backwards. Tarah sits down, placing her feet on the desk.)
Tarah: You already got an assistant?
Flannery: (sighs) My job would be next to impossible if I didn’t have my own ‘Flannery’ watching my own back. But, the position is temporary for now until I find someone more permanent.
Tarah: Well, good for you. Listen, I harbor no ill will to you suspending me. If you ask me, it was worth destroying Sheridan for.
Flannery: It better be, because you’re not going to like what happens next…
(The assistant comes in with Stephanie Matsuda, who’s dressed in a hoodie and yoga pants. Tarah and Stephanie share startled looks)
Tarah: What is she doing here?
Stephanie: I was about to ask the same thing.
(Flannery gestures for both women to come up to settle down)
Flannery: This feud that’s going on between the two of you is disrupting the flow of my show –
Tarah: (eyebrow raised) Your show?
Flannery: I didn’t mean anything by it Tare, I’m just stating the obvious. Chairman Adams appointed me the General Manager of Empire. I must conduct myself appropriately. I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from.
(Cloud snorts, causing Tarah to glare at her)
Flannery: As for you Stephanie, I can’t have you disrupting my show because you can’t get over your loss at Bloodletter. Aria kicked your butt, get over yourself. Dust yourself off, and live to fight another day.
(Tarah snickers as Cloud glares at Flannery for a moment)
Flannery: Other GMs would let such petty squabbles persist, but I have to cut the snake at the head, ladies. Especially since I have plans for the both of you.
(Tarah and Stephanie look at each other)
Tarah: What plans?
Flannery: The Iconic Cup. Eight women will be selected to compete in the match, each defining what I consider to be an icon in this business.
Stephanie: (rolls eyes) So I take it Aria’s in?
Flannery: The Women’s World Champion and the Specialist Champion will have their own respective matches at the event. When I first conceived the idea for the match, you two were the first ones to come to mind.
Tarah: And…what match is this?
Flannery: (grins) You’ll find out at the same time as everyone else. Just know that if either of you cause any tomfoolery before the Iconic Cup, you’re out.
Flannery: That’s right. The Iconic Cup will be my first Supershow as general manager. I can’t afford anything to happen – including either of you getting injured.So I propose a ‘truce’.
(Tarah laughs, while Stephanie leans against the wall)
Stephanie: And after The Cup?
Flannery: You two can kill each other for all I care.
(Tarah nods a couple of times.)
Tarah: Okay. As long as Aquaman keeps her fins in the ocean, I’m good.
Stephanie: (sighs) Whatevs. I told her and Aria to not come for me anyway.
Tarah: I’ll come for you whenever I please Ms. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Stephanie: (scoffs) That’s real rich, Casper!
Flannery: You guys argue like an old couple…
(Flannery’s face starts to glow as an idea appears in her head)
Flannery: Actually –
Flannery: You guys didn’t –
Flannery: You don’t even know –
Tarah/Stephanie: Yes we do!
Flannery: No handcuffs, I promise! You two will team up next week against a team of my choosing. Sounds good?
Tarah: Do we have a choice?
Tarah: (fake smile) Then it sounds lovely! Welp. see you in the funny papers.
(Tarah gets up and walks out the office. Flannery looks at Cloud)
Flannery: (serious) No funny business.
Stephanie: And here I thought we’re supposed to love our career.
(Stephanie walks out of the office with her hands in her pockets. Flannery sighs and looks over a couple of documents. Her assistant walks into the office.)
Assistant: Your evening appointment is here ma’am.
Flannery: Let her in.
(The camera fades just before another person walks into the office)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: This is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Fuck Love” by Iggy Azalea plays throughout the arena as Nicolette Lyon walks from the curtain and into the arena with a cocky look on her face. She pays no attention to the reactions of the crowd.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing first, from Madison, Wisconsin, “The Lyoness”, NICOLETTE LYOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!
SG1: Madison Lyon is one of the newest Empire signees! She is the daughter of a doctor and lawyer. She is a part of a family that is surrounded by success. Madison has made it her mission to prove that she can be good at anything she sets her mind too!
Gia Cervantes: Wrestling is not ballet! We’ll see if she’s any good in this match!
(“Flashbacks” by EMIKA plays as Jael Arcana-Rosario comes out with a serious look on her face. She pays no attention to the reaction of the crowd as well. She puts her head down and places her hands in a prayer position as she mouths a prayer followed by the sign of the cross on her chest.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing one of her opponents, first from Tempe, Arizona, she is “Our Lady of Sorrows”, JAEL ARCANA-ROOOOOSARRRRRIIIIOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gia Cervantes: I decided not to speak because I always try to show my respects to people praying. I would hate to be barged into a middle of prayer. Jael Arcana-Rosario is also a recent signee, who signed near the end of 2017. I am glad that she is making her debut on Empire! I feel like she the attitude and look that this brand needs.
SG1: Does she have the talent? I think that’s what we’re all wondering at this moment.
(“Azure Sky” by Zakkii plays throughout the arena as Zakkii comes out to an ovation from the crowd. Pointing at all the signs in dedication to her and the little girls.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing next, from Kyoto, Japan, ZAAAKKKKKIIIIIIIIII!!!
Gia Cervantes: This is the woman formally known as Haruna Sakazaki! The reason for this name change for those who don’t watch Empire, Zakki wanted a nickname that was fit for a warrior. Not a model or singer. She wanted to take control of her downward spiral that has gone back to Pain for Pride 8.
SG1: About time that she did something about that! It was getting boring watching her complain about it!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gia Cervantes: The three women look from one woman to another. This is almost like a Texas stare down, SG. These women are anticipating who is going to hit the first punch in this Triple Threat Match. Determining the first punch is the most difficult thing in these types of matches, it can either be a good or bad decision. You are gambling with victory in these scenarios. First, you have women like Nicolette Lyons and Jael Arcana-Rosario. These two women have a whole lot to prove. They are hungry women who want to be noticed and climb up the Empire food chain. Second, you have Haruna Sakazaki, someone who has always busted her ass off on Empire. A woman who has had women get the opportunities she believed she deserved. With starting at the bottom, Haruna is proving something to herself. She is trying to prove that she belongs here on Empire.
SG1: Can someone punch someone, please? I don’t have all night to wait for this! YES, FINALLY! NICOLETTE LYONS AND JAEL ARCANA-ROSARIO THROW THE FIRST SHOTS IN THE MATCH! THEY THROW THE FIRST SHOTS TO ZAKKII! THE TWO WOMEN SEEM TO HAVE FORMED AN ALLIANCE TO TAKE DOWN THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION! JAEL HOLDS ZAKKII DOWN AS NICOLETTE SLAPS THE (CENSORED) OUT OF ZAKKII!! JAEL THROWS ZAKKI TO THE SIDE AS SHE CONNECTS WITH A DISCUS LARIAT ON NICOLETTE LYONS! NICOLETTE SPINS AROUND LIKE A FREAKING TOP!! ZAKKII JUMPS OUT OF NOWHERE TO JAEL WITH A CROSSBODY! IT LOOKS LIKE JAEL WAS ABLE TO GET A HOLD ON ZAKKII! WAIT! ZAKKII IS ABLE TO TURN JAEL AROUND AND COUNTER WITH A DDT! Zakkii attempts to go for a cover, but Nicolette prevents a cover from happening with a sidekick to Zakkii! Zakkii does not go down with that sidekick! Nicolette bounces to the set of ropes and connects with a headscissors takedown! Zakkii is down and JAEL WITH A FOREARM TO NICOLETTE OUT OF NOWHERE! Jael grabs her and goes for a dragon whip! It connects! Jael follows that by with a enziguri to Nicolette and goes for the cover!
Gia Cervantes: Nicolette kicks out before the count progressed! Jael grabs Nicolette by heir long hair and carries her to the corner. Jael positions her upside down and it looks like she’s going for a tree-of-woe! Jael distances herself to the other corner. She poses for a moment before she runs and connects with a BEAUTIFUL dropkick to Nicolette! The dropkick was enough to slide Nicolette down to the bottom of the corner. ZAKKII ONCE AGAIN GAINS SOME FIGHTING SPIRIT IN HER WITH THE ATTACK TO JAEL ARCANA-ROSARIO! ZAKKI IS ON JAEL’S BACK. IT LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO GO FOR A SLEEPERHOLD. OH MY GOD! JAEL FLIPS ZAKKII OVER! NOO! ZAKKII WAS ABLE TO CATCH HERSELF BEFORE SHE FELL AND ZAKKII WITH THE DANCE FLOOR SHREDDER! ZAKKII WITH THE RAPID PUNCH AND SLAP COMBINATION. JAEL HAPPENS TO THE VICTIM OF THIS COMBO! IF ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF THAT SHOULD KNOW THAT ZAKKII DOES NOT HOLD BACK WHEN IT COMES TO THAT! ZAKKII WHIPS JAEL TO THE ROPE!! JAEL RESTS FOR A MOMENT ON THE ROPES. ZAKKII RUNS AND BULLET DROPKICK ONTO JAEL! Jael stumbles towards Zakkii and Zakkii with the a baseball slide-esque dropkick! Jael falls down as Zakkii goes for the cover!
Referee: ONNNNEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!–
SG1: Jael kicks out before the three count! Jael is not giving up one second! Zakkii grabs Jael up and connects with hurricanrana! Jael goes spinning around! Zakkii bounces on the set of ropes and knees Jael across the face! NICOLETTE LYONS WITH A SUPERKICK TO ZAKKII! ZAKKII DOWN. NICOLETTE GRABS ZAKKI AND APPROACHES THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG!! WHAT A WELL-EXECUTED MOVE! NICOLETTE IS YELLING TO THE CROWD WHO IS NOT HAPPY WITH HER IN THE MOMENT! DO NOT MIND THE HATERS, SWEETIE! YOU’RE DOING GREAT! ZAKKII IS ON THE GROUND! NICOLETTE BOUNCES ON THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A LEG DROP! JAEL WITH THE SIDEKICK TO NICOLETTE! NICOLETTE IS DOWN! ZAKKII IS DOWN! JAEL THROWS NICOLETTE THROUGH THE ROPES TO RINGSIDE. ZAKKI GOES AS WELL! JAEL SLIDES THROUGH THE BOTTOM ROPE! SHE GRABS ZAKKII AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE NEAR THE EMPIRE ANNOUNCER’S TABLE! JAEL GRABS NICOLETTE AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SNAPMARE RIGHT NEXT TO ZAKKII! WHAT IS JAEL GOING TO DO WITH THESE TWO WOMEN NEXT TO EACH OTHER! JAEL DISTANCES HERSELF AWAY FROM THESE TWO WOMEN. SHE RUNS AND DOUBLE SOMERSAULT CUTTER TO ZAKKII AND NICOLETTE! OH MY GOD! THAT WAS AMAZING! I HAVE TO ADMIT! Zakkii and Nicolette sit themselves up and Jael with a double dropkick! Jael is on a roll, Gia!
Gia Cervantes: There is something about me that wants to root for Zakki. She managed to get some offense in this match! I really hope that she is able to get her head back in the game! Jael gets Nicolette and throws her against the barricade! Jael turns her attention to Zakkii and gets her up! Jael snapmares Zakki again and delivers a harsh kick to Zakkii’s back! Zakkii is on the ground! Jael gets on the ground to Zakki’s level and wraps her hands around Zakki’s neck! Jael Arcana-Rosario is choking the living daylights out of Zakkii! This may be it, SG1! There is no way, Haruna is going to get out of this! Where is the official to stop this! There may not be any disqualification or count outs in a Triple Threat Match, but someone needs to consider the wellbeing of Zakkii! Zakkii seems to be out of it. Jael grabs her and rolls her back into the ring! My lord! Nicolette Lyons has not died yet! She just slammed a steel chair to the side of Jael Arcana-Rosario! Jael cringes in pain as she falls to the floor! Nicolette situates the steel chair to the side. She grabs Jael and CONNECTS WITH A FACEBUSTER ON THE STEEL CHAIR! OH MY GOODNESS! THIS MATCH HAS ESCALATED TO THIS POINT! NICOLETTE GRABS JAEL AND THROWS HER OVER TO THE TIME KEEPER AREA! SHE TURNS AROUND AND OH MY GOODNESS! ZAKKII WITH A MOONLIGHT SONATA, A HANDSPRING MOONSAULT PLANCHA!! THAT A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART! FOR SOME REASON, ZAKKII IS STILL ALIVE! THERE IS STILL FIGHTING SPIRIT IN ZAKKII! ZAKKII ROLLS NICOLETTE BACK INTO THE RING! Wait? Someone is holding onto her leg? Jael Arcana-Rosario is still in this thing, but you can tell that she does not have much energy to her! Zakkii tries to move her leg out of Jael’s grasp! Zakkii, with her leg, pushes Jael away! SG1, Jael clashes with the steel steps! I think she may be out of it!
SG1: Nicolette with a roundhouse kick to Zakkii who was still in the apron! Nicolette pulls Zakkii back into the ring! Nicolette flips Zakkii over and connects with a fisherman’s suplex! Zakkii is down! Nicolette looks like she wants to wrap things up! She is symbolizing for the end of this match! Nicolette waits for Zakkii to get right up! Zakkii is slowly getting up! She has no clue to what is about to hit her! LYONS CUTTER CONNECTS!! THIS MATCH IS OVER!! WAIT! ZAKKII COUNTERS THE LYONS CUTTER AND CONNECTS WITH THE VERITAS!! ZAKKII CONNECTS THE GORGEOUS SOMERSAULT REVERSE DDT ON NICOLETTE LYONS!! ZAKKII GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Referee: ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THHHHRRR—
Gia Cervantes: JAEL ARCANA-ROSARIO SAVES THE MATCH FOR HERSELF! JUST WHEN YOU THINK THAT THIS MATCH IS OVER. IT’S EITHER OF THESE WOMEN WHO ARE MORE THAN READY TO BREAK THE PINFALL! ALL THREE WOMEN ARE ON THEIR KNEES NOW! JAEL THROWS A PUNCH, ZAKKII THROWS A PUNCH, NICOLETTE THROWS A PUNCH. THESE THREE WOMEN ARE THROWING PUNCHES TO ONE ANOTHER. THEY CANNOT FIND THE ENERGY TO GET THEMSELVES UP TO WIN THE MATCH. THESE WOMEN HAVE DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO WIN THIS MATCH. THE THREE WOMEN MAKE IT UP TO THEIR FEET! Zakkii bounces to the ropes and Jael with a big boot knocking Zakkii to the ground. Nicolette Lyons garbs Jael Arcana-Rosario and whips her to the corner! She hopes on top of the turnbuckle and throws rapid fists to her head. ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! Jael using her strength to carry Nicolette and connect with a powerbomb! Wait–Nicolette counters with a reverse frankensteiner! OH MY GOD! THAT MUST HAVE KNOCKED THE ENERGY OUT OF NICOLETTE! THE DAUGHTER OF A DOCTOR AND LAWYER! A WOMAN WHO HAS PROVEN TO BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING IS HAVING HER MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT! SHE CAME TO EAW TO PROVE THAT SHE DOES NOT TAKE HANDOUTS. THAT SHE IS NOT SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING OFF HER RICH PARENTS! SHE IS DOING THINGS ON HER OWN AND THAT COULD MEAN WINNING THIS AMAZING TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! NICOLETTE GRABS JAEL AND GOES FOR THE LYON’S CUTTER AGAIN! JAEL PLANTED ON THE GROUND! THIS MATCH IS OVER!
Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THHHRRRRREEE—
SG1: WHAT IN THE WORLD? HOW THE HELL IS ZAKKII STILL IN THIS MATCH?? SHE JUST KNOCKED OVER NICOLETTE LYONS! ZAKKII GRABS JAEL AND THROWS HER OUT OF THE RING! ZAKKII AND NICOLETTE ARE THE ONLY TWO IN THE RING! THE TWO WOMEN THROW FISTS AT EACH OTHER AND ZAKKII CONNECTS WITH A BACKHAND ONTO NICOLETTE’S CHEST. ZAKKII CONNECTS WITH A SHARP SPINNING HEEL HICK SENDING NICOLETTE TO THE GROUND AGAIN! ZAKKII STALKS NICOLETTE PATIENTLY. NICOLETTE IS BEGINNING TO GET UP. ZAKKII WITH THE VERITAS! THE SOMERSAULT REVERSE DDT ON NICOLETTE LYONS!! IT CONNECTS! ZAKKII GOES FOR A COVER!!
Referee: ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!! TWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Azure Sky” by Zakkii plays throughout the arena as Zakkii is able to just rest on her knees after her hellacious match.)
Jasmine Peyton: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH, ZAAAAAKKKKKKKIIIIIIII!!!
Gia Cervantes: What a match, SG1! Any one of the participants could have walked away with this victory! Each woman came into this Triple Threat Match and gave it everything they had!
SG1: I was impressed by some of the new blood in Nicolette Lyons and Jael Arcana-Rosario! Nicolette was someone who jumped in the most random times, but it worked out for her as she was able to get some hits in. Jael Arcana-Rosario made an impact in this match!
Gia Cervantes: All three women were fantastic. Zakkii happened to be the better woman tonight and she walked away with the victory! This victory was well-earned! She nearly took a lot of hits which could have ended the night for her, but she kept fighting on. She showed a ton of heart and this has to be something that she needs to continue to carry on and it can eventually lead her to championship gold in 2018! Congratulations to Zakkii!!
(Zakkii celebrates on the ropes while Jael Arcana-Rosario is shown to be frustrated ringside and looking around the crowd. Zakkii exits the ring and walks her way up to the ramp as she looks to thering. Jael is still ringside as the camera pans to Nicolette who had finally began to process everything that has gone on.)
SG1: What a wonder performance by these two women. Nicolette Lyons was someone who surprised me and–JAEL ARCANA-ROSARIO STOMPING ON A DEFENSELESS NICOLETTE! JAEL IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE RESULT OF THE MATCH AT ALL! NICOLETTE WAS THE ONE TO TAKE THE COVER IN THIS MATCH! JAEL TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK! NICOLETTE HAS NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING TO HIT HER! DISCUS LARIAT TO NICOLETTE AS JAEL TAKES NICOLETTE TO THE SIDE ROPES. SHE PLACES NICOLETTE NICELY ON THE MIDDLE ROPE? WHAT IN THE HELL IS JAEL UP TOO! UNHOLY SERMON! A ROPE HUNG DDT LAYS NICOLETTE LYONS FLAT ON THE MAT! JAEL LOOKS AT ZAKKII WHO IS UP IN THE RAMP WITH A CONCERNED LOOK ON HER FACE! JAEL SMIRKS AT ZAKKII AS SHE ADMIRES HER WORK IN THE RING WITH A BEAT UP NICOLETTE.
Gia Cervantes: Jael is making a statement even after the match–OH NO! WHAT IS JAEL DOING NOW? SHE HAS NICOLETTE LYONS UP AND STIGMATA! JAEL CONNECTS WITH THE RUNNING CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB ON NICOLETTE! SOMEONE NEEDS TO HELP NICOLETTE! ZAKKII, GO DO SOMETHING!
SG1: I don’t even think Zakkii wants part of Jael Arcana-Rosario! I don’t blame her…
(“Flashbacks” plays throughout the arena as Jael kneels in the middle of the ring looking at Zakkii at top of the ramp.)
Gia Cervantes: It seems like Jael was sending a message to Zakkii. It seems like Zakkii has made a foe in Jael Arcana-Rosario, SG1. This is the last thing any girl in this locker room should do. That woman in the ring could be the next force in the Womens Division.
(Commercial Break – “Don’t Wake Zaddy” board game featuring Heart Break Boy!)
(Revy is seen backstage at catering drinking out of a flask. Savannah Sunshine appears, tapping her on the shoulder)
Revy: What the hell are you so happy about? (sips)
Savannah: What do you mean!? We haven’t seen each other in a while! (hugs Revy) Don’t you miss me?
Revy: (scoffs) Hmph. You think you can disappear and come back whenever you want kiddo?
Savannah: Hey! I had some stuff to take care of. Also, I did some soul searching with Kora Kosgrove! Do you remember introducing us to each other?
Revy: Yeah, whatever. (sighs)
(Savannah rubs Revy’s back, looking concerned)
Savannah: What’s wrong Rebecca Lee? You can tell me anything.
Revy: (glares) Did you just call me by my real name!?
(Savannah solemnly nods. Revy sighs and takes another sip before continuing)
Revy: Sometimes I wonder what I’m still doing here on Empire – or even in EAW for that matter.
Savannah: Didn’t you want to be a pro wrestler? I know that was my dream!
Revy: This was more Moongoose and Shimmer’s thing. I like to fight as much as the next person and Moongoose said pro wrestling would give me the opportunity to vent, thus causing less havoc on streets. But, honestly? I have a desire to fight even more! Especially after losing to some cream puff like Azumi Goto!
(Revy slams her fist on the table)
Savannah: There’s more to this than winning.
Revy: (rolls eyes) Tell that to Aria “Teacher’s Pet” Jaxon! Or Stephanie “Try Hard” Matsuda!
Savannah: (giggles) I didn’t think you was someone who compared yourself to others so easily.
Revy: (blinks) Excuse me?
(Savannah leans in close)
Savannah: The Revy I know wouldn’t care what other people thought. She would only care about kicking butt and taking names! Winning a title would only be secondary. After all, once you kick enough butt, you’re bound to win something right?
(Revy rubs her chin)
Revy: I never thought about it that way.
Savannah: So what if Azumi Goto got one over you! You’re still here, right?
Savannah: That means you still have a chance to succeed! In the words of Aria’s second favorite singer – “At first if you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again!”
Revy: (blinks) You didn’t just quote Ashanti…?
Savannah: I was quoting Aria quoting Ashanti! ^_^
(Revy starts to laugh)
Revy: Even when you’re being annoying you’re adorable. Come here you little gum drop!
(The scene ends as Revy gets Savannah in a headlock, giving her a nuggie)
(Jasmine Peyton is shown standing in the ring)
Jasmine Peyton: The following contest is a tag team match and it is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Search and Destroy” by Skunk Anansie plays as Daisy Thrash comes out to a mixed reaction from the fans. She does a quick spin around, showing off her leather jacket which has an Antifa T-Shirt underneath. She rolls into the ring and waits for her partner.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing first, from Seattle, Washington, weighing in at 115 pounds! She is “The Anarchist”….DAAAAIIIIISSSSSYYYY THRASSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
(Daisy’s theme fades out soon after as “Wild” by the Screaming Females plays and Mallory Wilde runs out onto the stage, head banging to her music before making her way down the ramp and meeting with Daisy Thrash in the ring.)
Jasmine Peyton: And her partner, from Toronto Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 110 pounds! She is “The Zero Star”…..MALLLLLLOOORRRYYYY WILLLLLLDDEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Gia Cervantes: These two as a team seem like such a good fit. They’re so similar; the two rebellious, counter-culture punk rockers coming together. On paper if this was your first time watching you’d think these two would be an actual team fighting for the tag titles but at the same time they are each other’s competition here on Empire as far as opportunities. Both are fighting at the same spots, both are trying to move up, though that motivation may also help them in performing as a unit to avoid getting a loss here tonight.
(“Fairy” (KOF ‘96 Remix) hits the PA system as April Song walks down the ring with confidence, greeting the cheering fans while she heads down the ramp, keeping her eyes on her opponents as she does so.)
Jasmine Peyton: And their opponents, introducing first from Colorado Springs, Colorado, weighing in at 120 pounds! She is “The Killer Bee”…..APRRRILLL SOOOOOOOOONNNGGGGGGG!!!
(April Song remains at the bottom of the ramp and turns her head to look at the stage, just in time as the lights go down and the sound of ‘Born to Die’ by Sidewalks and Skeletons fills the arena, signaling the arrival of her partner, Chelsea Crowe.)
Jasmine Peyton: And her partner, from Auckland, New Zealand, weighing in at 120 pounds! She is “The Black Heart”….CHEEELLLLSEEEEEAAAAA CRRROOOWWEEEEEE!!!
SG1: These two could not be any more opposite. April Song while very about her business in the ring like Chelsea, is a lot less aggressive and outright evil like Chelsea is. They both have different philosophies on how to carry each other in this business, though there is no taking away from the fact that these two are some of the most serious threats to the Empire roster. April Song is a submission specialist and former Specialist Champion who is on the verge of going further, and Chelsea Crowe has been an Empire highlight on weekly basis in her short time here.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gia Cervantes: The match begins with Daisy Thrash and Chelsea Crowe starting things off for their teams as they go face to face, choosing to get things going with a test of strength — but that ends quickly! Daisy suckering her opponent in as she knees Chelsea’s gut and hits a Snap DDT immediately after! Thrash is not playing around here, SG1!
SG1: Daisy is now on Chelsea and begins to hit her with one!..Two!…Three!…Four!…Five strikes before the ref has to stop her! Daisy is being held back while Chelsea picks herself up, but Thrash gets the past the referee and grabs Crowe by her hair! Thrash showing an aggressive side as she seems to be in contro- no!
Gia Cervantes: Crowe breaks free and hits a vicious elbow, aiming towards Daisy’s face! Daisy is taken aback but quickly does her best to make a recovery as she charges toward Chelsea Crowe! Hold up, she telegraphs it! BACK BODY DROP SENDING DAISY THRASH INTO THE AIR! Daisy sits up in pain and lets out a shout as she is hit by a follow up kick to the back! Daisy has lost the advantage now and is rolling away for a temporary retreat! Daisy almost makes it out of the ring but Crowe catches up to her and grabs her by the back of her shirt! OUCH! Daisy with a hangman jawbreaker, sending Crowe almost throat first across the ropes! Daisy getting the momentum back on her side! She shoots back into the ring, looking to fly; CHELSEA DUCKS! Daisy luckily lands on her feet but as she turns around Chelsea capitalizes on the opportunity those few seconds gave her with a spear! Daisy is down on the ground, holding on to her face and abdomen.
SG1: She’s not finished with Daisy yet! Crowe hits a devastating rib stomp! Chelsea walks backward and tags in her excited partner, April Song! Song is now in the fold, picking up where Chelsea left off. Song gets behind Daisy Thrash, gripping her with a waist lock! April Song braces herself, getting ready for a deadlift, she picks up Thrash and drops her with a german suplex, leaving Daisy in a groggy state and crawling towards the corner!
Gia Cervantes: April runs and lands with a vicious forearm on Thrash, but Daisy remains in the corner despite her dazed expression, no pun intended. The veteran April Song is measuring her as I don’t think Song is done! Song with a splash in the corner! She grabs Thrash’s head and positions it towards the turnbuckle!
SG1: April attempts to bounce Daisy’s head on the turnbuckle, but she is quick to counter! Daisy headbutts April, regaining the advantage here! Surprise, surprise! Thrash gives April a taste of her own medicine and begins to smash Song’s head against the turnbuckle!
Gia Cervantes: One! Two! Three! Four hits! Daisy is not taking this opening for granted at all, and she continues her assault with a leg to April’s face. April falls back but before she can snap out of her haze, there goes Daisy with a series of slaps to the face! Backfist! HIGH KNEE! April falls into the ropes and rebounds….LARRRRRIIIIAAATTTTT!!! April Song using the momentum in her favor! Daisy getting turned inside out but doing her best to scramble to her feet! April is still punch drunk from those strikes so it is taking her some time, perhaps too long to get back on Daisy! OHHHH! April surprising her with an inside cradle! Can’t even get a one though as April pushes out of it! The two race to their feet AND OH MY GOD! As April is on her knees Daisy hovers over her and pulls her in for a piledriver! April hit the mat hard as Daisy turns her over and goes for a quick cover!
SG1: Kick out from Song! Daisy grabs Song and sends her towards Mallory Wilde’s corner! Thrash runs and tags in Wilde! Wilde looks to go on the attack but Daisy halts her! Daisy is using that five count as she tells the ref to calm down to let her get a shot in! Thrash hitting Song with an enziguri before she lets Mallory take over. Song gets out of the corner, trying to get back in the match! Mallory quickly with shotgun dropkick that bounces her right back into the corner! April again tries to get out of the gate but Mallory waits for her with a scoop slam! HOLD UP!
Gia Cervantes: No! Song is weighing herself down! Mallory slows her down with some powerful body blows to soften her up before making another attempt, but as she is about to lift her, April floats over! Mallory turns and goes for a kick but April suddenly dodges and drops a surprised Mallory with a Russian Legsweep! Mallory quickly gets back up and now begins to hit April with some vicious shots! April hits her with her own strikes! Both aren’t showing any signs of weakness! April with a strike! Mallory! Song! Wilde! Wilde! Song! Wilde! Wilde!….
SG1: Mallory takes the advantage and hits a running headbutt right on April Song’s chest! That hit took the air out of her; she’s down for the count it seems! Mallory Wilde seems affected by the move too. She’s a bit dizzy, but slaps herself back into this reality! Wilde takes this opportunity to cover Song!
Gia Cervantes: Another kick out from April Song! She isn’t giving up so easily; she’s quite the force of nature. However, her body must be giving out at this point and Mallory is well aware of that. Chelsea Crowe begins to cheer on Song, trying to get April to tag her in- Wilde is not having that after she runs and dropkicks Chelsea off the apron!
SG1: The referee is focused on Wilde and Crowe while April uses the ropes to get herself back up! Oh no! Thrash isn’t having any of that and uses the distraction to grab April. Song counters with a hard right! She then grabs Daisy, perhaps looking for a vertical suplex as…HUH? APRIL WITH A REVERSE SUPLEX SLAM, LEANING FORWARD AS DAISY FALLS TO THE MAT BELOW! Daisy is down while April is perfectly fine in the ring and is finally back up to her feet! Mallory looks back and WHAM! BAM! POW! Beautiful Uppercuts from Song! This was the opening she needed to get back into the match!
Gia Cervantes: Chelsea Crowe is back on the apron; this is April’s opportunity! Song begins to walk towards Crowe, but Wilde isn’t letting her go! April tries to stomp on Mallory’s hands, but her efforts are in vain! April pulls Mallory with her as she tries to tag in Chelsea. Woah! Song leaps to her partner and tags her in!
SG1: Crowe is back in the match and hits the shining wizard on Wilde! Mallory is down and out, but karma does exist! Chelsea picks her up and hits her with the Bankbreaker! The Gory Lock Facebuster connects! Crowe goes for the cover on Wilde! Can this be it?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Born to Die’ by Sidewalks and Skeletons plays once more as Chelsea Crowe gets up and has her hand raised in victory. April Song keeps her distance from her partner, not being too personal as she gets to the other side of the referee and has her hand raised and gives her signature salute to the sky.)
Jasmine Peyton: Here are your winners….CHEEELLSEEEEAAA CROOWWWEEE AND APRRRILLLLLL SOOOOONNNNGGGGGGGG!!!
Gia Cervantes: What a great tag team match that was! All four women putting on a fast paced clinic there but in the end the experience and instinct of April Song, along with the grit and aggressiveness of Chelsea Crowe prevailed to steal the win there!
SG1: Impressive win for both women as they pick up some momentum for themselves! Both are eyeing title opportunities I’m sure so you have to wonder what this tag match will do for their perception from Flannery McCoy and they may have been partners for this match but after tonight they’ll be direct competitors soon enough.
(“UnFazed” by Lil Uzi Vert feat. The Weeknd plays through the systems as the EAW Universe rise to their feet as Astraea Jordan walks out with a huge grin on her face as she walks to the ring.)
Jasmine Peyton: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome at this time, ASSSSTRAEAAAAAAAAA JOOOORRRRRDDDAAAAANNNNNN!!!
Gia Cervantes: Here is the woman who was a little short of winning the Womens World Championship at King of Elite. SG, her match with Aria Jaxon happened to be her best match to date. I for one thought that she could have gotten the job done.
SG1: Astraea Jordan put out one hell of a performance and I did not blame her for being a little down about not getting the job done. It is nothing to be ashamed off though. Our Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE seems to still have faith in Astraea. For those that did not watch Empire last week, Mr. DEDEDE has set up a little excursion for Astraea to go on.
Gia Cervantes: I think a journey is what Astraea needs to better herself and come back stronger than ever.
(“UnFazed” fades as Astraea stands in the middle of the ring. She smiles as she hears the crowd ovation of her.)
Crowd: CHIRAQ SAVAGE! (CLAP) (CLAP) (CLAP) CHIRAQ SAVAGE! (CLAP) (CLAP) (CLAP)
Astraea Jordan: Oh God, you’re going to make this difficult huh?
(The crowd breaks into a cheer as Astraea seems so touched by the crowd’s reaction towards her. She pauses for a moment to think of her words before talking.)
Astraea Jordan: At King of Elite, I fought in one of the most important, but difficult matches of my career so far. There was not a lot of people that betted on me to take our current Womens World Champion to the limit. As I read some of the comments on social media, there was a part of me that was bummed about people not believing that I had it within me to beat Aria, but at the same time, I used it to fuel me to give the performance of my career at King of Elite. I took Aria Jaxon to the limit. I showed her and everyone else what Chiraq Savage is all about. It’s more than just a gimmick. It’s more than just something catchy to call myself. It means that I was able to take myself away from the dirty streets of Chicago. With all the hard work, I was able to get myself an EAW Contract after people told me that I would never get offered one. People thought my ACL injury was going to stop me, but I did not let that stop me one bit. I kept fighting. I kept fighting to live this dream and now, I stand in front of all of you telling the story.
(The crowd gives her a round of applause as Astraea nods.)
Astraea Jordan: Just like I said, King of Elite took a lot out of me. It showed that I have so much to prove to myself and everyone. The moment Aria had me for the three count, I was disappointed. I had no clue where to go from there. I did not know if I was going to go backstage and have Mr. DEDEDE waiting for me. In the back of my mind, I thought he was going to kick me out of the Gawd Complex. I thought what he saw in me disappeared in that match. After a conversation with me on Empire last week, it proved that he still believes in me. Mr. DEDEDE was impressed with my performance like all of you were. He assured me that the only reason I lost was because I was not as experienced as Aria was in the ring. Aria was in a whole other level. This is the same woman who has fought against stables like Hexa-gun and competed in Hardcore Championship matches. This is the same woman who has went toe-to-toe with the likes of Cameron Ella Ava more times than I can count. Mr. DEDEDE assured me that I can get in that level. Which brings me to this point… (sigh). Mr. DEDEDE thought it would be best if I were go on an excursion. By going in this excursion, this means I will not be on Empire for a while.
(The crowd begins to chant “No! No! No!” as Astraea chuckles at the crowd’s love for her.)
Astraea Jordan: Yeah, it sucks. I feel you all. At first, I did not understand why I need to do this, but it wasn’t until my conversation with Mr. DEDEDE ended where it finally made sense. This excursion will help me get to that level Aria is in. If I need to fight and gain experience in countries like Japan, Mexico and Canada, then I am all in for it. I want to be the best not only one the Empire brand, but in EAW in general. If I want to accomplish that, then this excursion is necessary. I need to walk the same road the rest of you walk.
Crowd: PLEASE DON’T GO! PLEASE DON’T GO! PLEASE DON’T GO!
Astraea Jordan: I don’t want to go either, guys. I promise you this: the next time you see Astraea Jordan, she will be back better than ever. The moment I come back, you ladies in the back will finally believe that #AstraeaBetter isn’t just meme. It’s straight up facts. For now, keep comfortable because the moment I’m back, I’m gunning for that Womens Championship.
(Mic drops as “UnFazed” plays as Astraea Jordan celebrates in the ring before making her exit. On her way to the back, she’s seen tagging the hands of some of the fans. When she gets to the top of the ramp, Astraea turns around and blows a kiss to the fans. “Formation” by Beyonce beams throughout the arena as the crowd cheers LOUDLY as Aria Jaxon walks out with her Womens World Championship on her shoulder. Aria comes out and the two women hug. Aria is seen giving a few encouraging words as Astraea nods and smiles and makes her way to the back, leaving Aria on top of the ramp.)
(Commercial AD – A “Don’t try this at home” safety message narrated by Ares Vendetta!)
(Jasmine Peyton is shown standing in the ring with Aria Jaxon and Andrea Valentine)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: The following match is scheduled for one fall –
Crowd: Een Val!
Jasmine: (smiles) First! From Orlando, Florida! Weighing in at 110lbs! Andrea! Valentine!
(Andrea smiles and waves at the cheering crowd)
Jasmine: Her opponent! From Los Angeles –
(Jasmine’s voice is drowned out by the excited crowd)
Jasmine: -nia! Weighing in at 116lbs! She is your EAW Women’s World Champion! “The Face of Empire!” Ariaaaaaa Jaxoooon!
(Aria waves at the ecstatic sold out crowd)
Gia: These women showed a lot of respect for each other this week. I expect for this match to be conducted in a fair manner
(Aria and Andrea shakes hands)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: The bell signals the start of the match and both competitors are taking a moment to let it all sink in. Andrea Valentine has the opportunity of a lifetime to take on the Women’s Champion herself! If she’s able to overcome The Queen, she may see a title opportunity in the near future!
Gia: Aria offers her hand for a fair and square test of strength! Andrea accepts and the two are now engaged, neither budging! They’re both the same height with similar builds; I don’t see either woman giving in so easily!
SG1: Aria’s experience is paying off as she adjusts her footing, giving her some leverage! Andrea’s back is pushed down to the mat! Aria has her where she wants her! Wait! Andrea is rising back to her feet, using every ounce of power! They’re at a standstill now! Aria loosens her grip and Irish whips Andrea to the ropes! Andrea bounces back and jumps over a ducking Aria! Aria leap frogs over Andrea! Body scissors roll by the champ – MEAN double stomp to the sternum!
Gia: Andrea’s learning what it means to go through an athletic sequence with the champ! One can only hope she developed a strategy before coming into this ring!
SG1: It looks like Aria knows what she’s doing as she applies a grounded hammerlock! Andrea’s struggling, but Aria uses her opponent’s a momentum to transition to a keylock! Wounding those long legs of Andrea’s will deal a blow in the woman’s offense!
Gia: Aria’s playing it smart – she knows it’s safer to wear down her opponent bit by bit with a practical technical approach. Andrea as a high octane offense, used to disorient her opponents. Aria is avoiding going tit-for-tat. Andrea breaks free and kicks her feet at Jaxon who catches her leg! Aria applies a heel hook stretch in response! She’s yanking back on one of the most vulnerable parts of Andrea’s lower leg! Valentine’s in tears! ‘Ria may have encouraged her in the promos leading up to this match, but right now she’s all business! Leg breaker by Jaxon and now Andrea’s rolling out of the ring, holding her leg in pain!
SG1: Rookie move by Valentine! Aria has a wild look in her eye as Andrea’s leaving against the apron, trying to her to her feet! Jaxon hits the opposite ropes and charges forward! ARIA DIVES FOR A SUICIDE TORNADO DDT – ANDREA SLAMS JAXON INTO THE APRON! WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?
(A replay shows Andrea Valentine using the momentum of Aria’s Tornado DDT to slam her into the side of the ring.)
Gia: Great awareness by Valentine! It seems she’s done her homework after all! Andrea and Aria are slumped against the apron, trying to get to their feet!
Gia: Aria’s holding her back as she gives Andrea a forearm shot to the face with her other hand! Andrea answers back with one of her own! Kick to the gut by Jaxon! Follow-up knee lift!
SG1: Aria rolls Andrea back into the ring and follows suit! Valentine braces against the ropes for support – low dropkick to the shins of the Champ! Aria is down! Rope-assisted knee drop from Valentine! Luckily she used her good leg, but it’s still hard for her to move around! Arm crusher from Andrea! She immediately switches to a CROSS ARMBREAKER! Aria grabs the rope!
Ref: One! Two! Three! Four! F-
Gia: Andrea lets go! I’m surprised she didn’t drag her to the middle of the ring.
SG1: The goal wasn’t to make her tap, but to do as much damage as possible! Andrea wants to break down the champ the same way Aria is picking her apart! Smart move, borrowing a page from Jaxon’s playbook! She picks up Aria by the hair and delivers a snapmare! Soccer kick to the back! Andrea climbs to the middle rope! Front missile dropkick! She goes for a cover!
Gia: Aria gets the shoulder up! Do you think it was a bit overzealous of her to try and pin the champ early?
SG1: If anything, she’s forcing Aria to waste energy. Andrea picks up the champ and whips – reversal whip by Aria! Andrea handsprings against the ropes! She backflip towards Aria -headscissors takedown! Aria’s in shock! Somehow, Andrea has her number! The champ is on her hands on knees – VALENTINE’S MASSACRE! A vicious headscissors driver, similar – but more devastating – to the one in Aria Jaxon’s arsenal! Andrea’s feeling it! She’s climbing the ropes again! She’s perched at the top waiting for Aria to slowly get up! Somehow, some way this could be over for the champ! In a non-title match to say the least! Aria’s on the feet Andrea goes for the V-Day diving somersault senton – CONTRACT KILLER! CONTRACT KILLER SUPERKICK! Aria caught Andrea mid-flight with the surprise counter!
Gia: It’s like I always say – never count out The Queen!
SG1: The paradigm of this match has completely shifted as the fans are on their feet! Andrea’s solid strategy for Aria Jaxon has been dismantled by the champ’s clutch gene!
Gia: Andrea’s stunned on the mat! She might be out cold! Aria’s slowly crawls over her body for the pin!
Gia: ANDREA KICKS OUT!?
SG1: The Blonde Bombshell has her shoulder up and Aria’s in complete disbelief! This is natural instinct we’re witnessing here tonight! Andrea Valentine absolutely refuses to surrender! Aria’s slowly getting up with Andrea’s hair in her hands. Just as the ref gives her a warning, she bends Valentine over and places her underneath her as she hops on her back! It looks like she’s going for the L.A. Sunset! Back body drop counter by Andrea – Aria matches her while falling and pulls her into a roll-up!
SG1: Andrea kicks out again!
Gia: What ingenuity from the champ! The Queen is thinking on the fly and I don’t know if Andrea was ready for that! Aria attempts the Irish whip and Andrea goes crashing into the corner! AJ charges ahead! Andrea hops onto the middle rope! Kick to Aria’s face, stopping her dead in her tracks! ANDREA HITS AN ELEVATED SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! Shades of the champ herself!
Gia: Aria kicks out! Andrea is kicking things into high gear! She rolls backwards! Basement dropkick to a seated Aria! I’m surprised Someone so…fresh is getting a handle on the champ!
SG1: We discussed previously what happens to wrestlers when they fight tough opponents over and over! Aria’s been going at it hard since her first defense against Madison; Before that, she had to beat Cameron Ella Ava and Cailin Dillon at the same time. The latter had broken her arm a few months later; She went toe-to-toe against Azumi Goto, who arguably fought her best match ever; She held her own against four other women and barely survived the match she had with Matsuda. Now, almost two weeks after her KOE match with Astraea, she finds herself in a predicament with someone whom everyone think she could beat, based on her previous experience!
Gia: You know what they say – there’s always somebody better though in this scenario, I don’t think that’s the – double knee facebreaker by Andrea! She’s playing it smart by picking her moves carefully.
SG1: Andrea picks up Aria and it looks like she’s going for the XOXO Eat Defeat! She has the champ’s wrist! Aria pulls her forward! Clothesline! Andrea tries to stand up – a second clothesline! Aria hits the ropes! SLING BLADE! The Queen has pulled off a flawless comeback sequence and is now back in this!
Gia: Business is about to pick-up as Aria picks up Andrea! She’s about to deliver the Hollywood Hangover! Andrea counters with a back suplex as Aria attempts – ARIA FLIPS OUT OF THE BACK SUPLEX! ANDREA JUMPS AT HER! ATOMIC BLONDE! SHE HIT THE WHEELBARROW FINISHER ON THE CHAMP! SHE GOES FOR THE PIN! WAIT!? WHO’S THIS!?
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Roll with Me” by Charli XCX plays as Aria’s shoulders are up just after the three count. Andrea discovers that her feet were on the ropes and quickly crawls away in shock. The camera shows Chelsea Crowe standing outside the ring, with a finger to her lips. April Song stands nearby with her arms crossed)
Jasmine: Your winner by pinfall…Andrea! Valentine!
SG1: The arena is going absolutely MAD! Andrea Valentine just beaten Aria Jaxon!
Gia: Not without some assistance from Chelsea Crowe who placed Andrea’s feets on the ropes!
SG1: I doubt Andrea knew what was going on, judging by her confused expression!
(Aria rolls to her side, barely able to comprehend what just happened. Andrea pulls away from the ref who held up her hand and tries to tell him what happened. The ref waves it off and declares his decision. Andrea tries helping up Aria as Chelsea and April walk up the ramp, satisfied with their handiwork)
Gia: Once Aria figures out what happened, it’s going to be a bad week for Chelsea Crowe!
SG1: Welp, for Andrea Valentine this is the biggest win of her career!
Gia: But at what cost, SG? She doesn’t seem too satisfied with her victory.
SG1: Well, there’s many things we’re not satisfied about in this business! It’s just the nature of the beast, you know? When we come back, tonight’s main event! A Specialist Championship Ladder match with Megan Raine vs Azumi Goto! Stay Tuned!
(FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK – Newaza AD, featuring “The Gawd” Mr. DEDEDE!)
(A montage showing the history of women’s wrestling is shown. The “Inside Empire” logo appears as dramatic music is played)
Narrator: This is Inside Empire. Every other week we discuss the history of the EAW Women’s Division, along with the women who shaped its past and those who define its future. This week. We explore the history of The Vixens Division.
(“Virgin” by Manchester Orchestra plays as the year ‘2007’ appears. Various scenes of some of Extreme Answers Wrestling’s first female competitors – Jenny, HBKF, Sabina, Cleopatra, and HBG is shown)
“We built this house with our hands, and our time, and our blood…”
(Cleopatra is shown walking down the ramp. Cameron Ella Ava is shown on the turnbuckle, pointing at the fans. Their year-long rivalry is shown ending with Cameron winning the Vixens Championship at Pain for Pride VI)
“In time I swore I’d take the straight and narrow path but still won’t…”
(The debut of Tarah Nova is shown, including her various trials and tribulations. She is shown winning her first title at Reckless Wiring against Lethal)
“You built this house with your hands, and your time, and your blood”
(The next generation – Maddie, Aria Jaxon, Cloud Matsuda, Cailin Dillon, and Haruna Sakazaki is shown. Madison Kaline and Maria Gonzales is shown attacking Tarah Nova and forcing her into a match. Madison Kaline wins and goes on to successfully defend her title at House of Glass against Aria Jaxon. Aria is later shown winning the Vixens Championship at triple Threat)
“No it’s never gonna be the same…”
(Sheridan Muller is shown winning The Vixens Cup. The rivalry between Cloud and Tarah is shown ending with Cloud attacking her team at Pain for Pride 9. )
“We built this up in one day to fall downward and rust…”
(The OG Vixens – HBG, Cameron Ella Ava, and Kendra Shamez is shown joining forces. A montage is shown of their rivalry with the Sirens – Tarah Nova, Aria Jaxon, and Cailin Dillon. Several scenes of The Coven – Alexis Deimos, Brody Sparks, Madison Kaline, and Stephanie Matsuda – is shown.)
“Trust in me the same way (with your time, your blood)…”
(Cailin’s victory as Empress of Elite is shown, followed by Sheridan Muller cashing in her Vixens Cup on HBG. HRDO and Cleopatra is shown presenting the EAW Women’s Championship The epic match between the Empress and the last Vixens Champion is shown with Cailin Dillon emerging victorious, holding the new EAW Women’s World Championship while the Vixens Champion is seen being carried away.)
“Never gonna be the same…”
(The Vixens Championship is shown resting in a glass case inside the after hours of EAW Headquarters as the scene pulls back and slowly fades away.)
(The Specialist Championship is shown hanging above the ring)
(“Enio” by Sebastian plays as Azumi Goto walks out to a mostly positive reaction. She a sly grin curls up from the side of her face as she walks down the ramp.)
SG1: Azumi Goto has another chance to become EAW Specialist Champion. I have to say – there’s something different about her this time around.
Gia: There’s this confidence, this swagger that we never seen. Azumi looks like she’s coming into her own.
SG1: Maybe the best thing for her was to go solo. Heck, the same could be said about Haruna – I mean Zakkii.
Gia: Here’s hoping that her dreams come true! By the way
(Azumi jumps over the ropes and stretches as “Studio” by Schoolboy Q plays. Megan Raine moonwalks onto stage to a mixed reaction. She dismisses the haters with a wave of her hand and starts skipping down the ramp)
SG1: This is Megan Raine’s first official defense with the Specialist Championship. You can tell she’s doing her best to look strong going into this.
Gia: It was a back and forth promo war prior to this match! Both women are determined the show the other who the hardest working woman on Empire!
(Megan poses on the apron and climbs in between the ropes. She puts a hand towards Azumi’s face as she walks by the Joshi, unbothered.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jasmine Peyton: The following –
(“Fire” by BTS plays as Consuela Rose Ava walks out by herself. Megan walks over to the ropes yelling at the former champion.)
Gia: What is Consuela Rose Ava doing out here?
SG1: It looks like she wants to keep an eye on the competition. Ever since that funeral last week, Consuela’s been determined to get an opportunity to get her title back.
(Consuela walks over to the announcer’s desk and puts on a headset)
Consuela: Good evening ladies.
Gia: Hola Consuela! I assume you’re out here to scout the competition?
Consuela: I’m here to let these women know that I am the competition.
(“Fire” stops playing. Jasmine sighs and tries again)
Jasmine: The following is a ladder match for the EAW Specialist Championship and your main event of the evening! Whoever is able to climb the ladder first and unhook the title is declared the winner! First, the challenger! From Yonabaru, Okinawa, Japan, and weighing in at 127lbs…”Sekai no Ace” Azumi! Goto!
(Azumi cracks her knuckles and neck as the crowd cheers)
Jasmine: Her opponent! From Hammersmith, London, U.K.! Weighing in at 110lbs…she is your EAW Specialist Champion…Megan! Raine!
(Megan blows a kiss to her cheering fans and gives the finger to the booing ones)
Gia: Azumi Goto vs Megan Raine – Specialist Championship Ladder Match. Here we go!
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: The match is underway as the sold out crowd of the Ziggo Dome is on their feet! Megan Raine smiles mockingly at Azumi Goto, who’s glaring daggers at the champion! Megan points to the strap hanging above them.
Megan: (off mic) That’s leaving with me!
Azumi: (off mic) Baka!
Gia: It’s took Azumi a lot to get through that grueling match with Revy and now she’s here! Another shot at the Specialist Championship!
SG1: Azumi has declared this to be her moment in to shine!
Consuela: Personally, I hope Megan literally falls on her face and show the world how much of a fluke she is!
Gia: So you’re rooting for Azumi?
Consuela: I could care less about Azumi Goto. That title’s coming back home to mama, anyway.
SG1: Madison and Azumi are circling one another to feel each other out. Azumi is sizing her up, her shoulders bouncing back and forth. She does a couple of low kicks to test the distance between them. Megan is wise enough to stay out of her way. Azumi starts edging closer, possibly looking for a lock-up! Azumi charges forward prompting Megan to slide out of the ring! There’s an echo of boos as Megan waves off the fans!
Consuela: I knew she was a coward. In addition to being smelly basura skank!
Gia: Azumi rolls out of the ring as Megan looks under the apron. Goto is several feet from her – CHAIR SHOT TO THE SKULL FROM MEGAN RAINE! Fortunately, Azumi put up her hands in time!
SG1: A chair shot is a chair shot, and now the challenger is on the floor! Megan’s laughing at her opponent’s misfortune and SLAMS THE CHAIR AGAINST AZUMI’S LEGS!
Consuela: Qué perra…
Gia: Megan swings the chair again – Azumi rolls under the ring! Megan is screaming for Goto to show herself! Megan is looking under the apron, but Azumi comes out from an adjacent side! She slides back into the ring! Megan looks up just in time – BASEBALL SLIDE FROM GOTO! Megan goes down! Azumi’s perched on the apron, screaming for Megan to get up! APRON KAMIGOYE! Just as Megan’s up, Azumi tagged her with her patented flying bomb knee strike!
Consuela: Finally, the girl is learning how to think!
Gia: Megan looks like she’s knocked out cold! Azumi runs to the ladder near the ramp, and takes her time folding it back together!
SG1: This is the same ladder used by larger competitors. For women like Azumi who’s half their size, it’s takes a little more time to bring that ladder inside the ring! Goto is surprising everyone though as she puts the ladder over her back in a hunched position and starts to slowly make her way back to the ring! Wait! Megan Raine’s up! She’s shaking off the cobwebs and sees Azumi carrying the ladder towards the ring! Megan runs – OMG SHE JUST JUMPED AND DOUBLE STOMPED ON THE LADDER SUPER MARIO STYLE! That unforgiven steel pressed down on Azumi’s back and now The Ace is prone with a ladder twice her size on top of her!
Megan: (yells) DA-DA-DA DA-DA DA! BITCH!
SG1: ANOTHER DOUBLE STOMP ON THE LADDER! Azumi’s in real pain right now!
Consuela: Esto es triste. For a former singer the poor girl can’t even carry a tune.
Gia: I don’t know if this is the right time to joke around –
Consuela: Who’s joking? Megan Raine can’t sing to save her life!
SG1: Speaking of the champ in question, she’s now dragging the ladder to the ring and slides it in! While she follows suit, Azumi is crawling towards the ring in desperation!
Gia: Remember what she said – there was no way she could lose this match! Azumi’s willing to do whatever it takes! Fortunately for her, Megan is still feeling the effects of that Kamigoye and has to take a moment to collect herself! Azumi his on her feet and slides back into the ring! Megan charges – QUICK FIRE BICYCLE KICK! Azumi’s boot just smashed the face of Megan Raine! The champ hits the mat hard and I doubt she knows where she’s at!
Consuela: Let us hope and pray. Esperemos y oremos a Dios. (performs a holy cross gesture)
SG1: Anyways, Azumi’s back in this as she continues to drag the ladder to the middle of the ring! She almost falls over trying to keep it straight as she unfolds it. Megan’s grabbing Azumi’s leg who kicks at her – Megan rolls to the side and gets to her feet while holding Goto’s leg! She pulls Azumi and delivers a nasty reverse STO! Azumi’s face planted against the mat and from the shots she’s taken earlier I know it’s only going to get harder for her to stand! Megan stumbles over to the ladder, holding on to it as she slowly starts to climb. Azumi gets on knee, amping herself to continue fighting! She runs from Megan’s side and leaps! BACKSTABBER! Goto caught Raine from the side mid-flight and pulled her into a backstabber upon landing!
Consuela: Keep learning little flower. You’ll get it sooner or later.
Gia: Megan;s howling in pain as she’s holding her back! Azumi’s climbing the ladder now! She wants to reach the top! Azumi’s Goto almost has it! Her hand is reaching out for destiny! She could be the next Specialist Champion –
SG1: MEGAN JUST PUSHED OVER THE LADDER, KNOCKING AZUMI BACK DOWN TO EARTH! WAIT! AZUMI LANDS ON THE APRON! MEGAN’S IN DISBELIEF!
Consuela: Uh…hell, I’m speechless myself!
SG1: Megan had attempted to knock Azumi onto the mat and The Ace of Empire leapt off the ladder and landed on the apron!
Gia: Just barely, SG1! Azumi could have crashed onto the floor, face first!
SG1: Azumi Goto, ever so confident just grins at the astonished Specialist Champion!
Azumi: (yells) Assen na yo!
SG1: Azumi leaps over the ropes! MURAMASA! The spinning heel kick knocks Megan backwards into the ladder! Switchblade kick for the follow-up!
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! (clap clap clap-clap-clap-clap)
Gia: Azumi’s not done with Megan as she grabs her and slams Megan on the ladder with a DEATH VALLEY BOMB!!! Megan’s body go crashing into the ladder! This constant abuse on Megan’s back has to be taking a toll on the champion! Azumi’s not done! She’s taking the ladder over to the corner! She uses all her strength to place the ladder flat on the top rope! Azumi goes back over to Megan and drags her over to the ladder! Megan starts fighting back! Forearm shot after forearm shot! Azumi strikes back! A left! A right! Knife edge chop! Spinning Roundhouse kick by Azumi – Megan dodges with the Matrix Evasion! Dropkick by Raine! Megan goes under the ladder and PUSHES IT AT AZUMI WHO COLLIDES WITH IT!
SG1: It looked like Azumi was going for a Kamigoye, but was stopped dead in her tracks!
Consuela: The way Azumi looks on the mat, she might as well be.
SG1: Megan is dragging the ladder and unfolds it in the middle of the ring! She starts climbing! This is her time! Her moment to solidify herself as a defending champion! Azumi’s trying to find the strength to get back on her feet! Megan reaches the top! She could grab the title right now and walk away the champ! The crowd is on their feet, both boos and cheers in the air! Megan looks down at Azumi, who’s attempting to stand! I think I know what she has in mind!
Consuela: What the hell is wrong with her!? Just grab the title and be done with it.
Gia: She’s about to commit suicide.
SG1: You know what they say – no guts, no glory! Azumi’s on her feet – MOONSAULT! MEGAN LANDS ON TOP OF AZUMI! THERE WAS SO MUCH HEIGHT TO THAT JUMP!
(A slow motion replay is shown of Megan Raine hitting her signature moonsault on Azumi)
Crowd: LET’S GO ZU-MI!
Crowd: ME-GAN RAINE!
SG1: Both women are lying on the mat! That moonsault did almost as much damage to Megan as it did to Azumi! That spot was to prove a point! Not just to her opponent, but to the EAW Universe! She’s not only a survivor, but a showoman as well! Megan’s crawling back to the ladder! Azumi! Somehow Azumi Goto is still moving! She’s climbing on the other side! Both women are more focused on reaching the top than paying attention to one another! They’re both at the top! Megan hits Azumi with a forearm!
Gia: Azumi strikes back!
SG1: Megan returns the gesture!
Consuela: Azumi smacks the taste out that perra’s mouth!
SG1: Azumi nails an elbow shot!
Gia: Azumi’s wailing on Megan! She’s on fire!
Crowd: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Ye-
SG1: MEGAN JUST KNOCKED AZUMI OFF THE LADDER! What’s that in her hand!? It’s a set of brass knuckles! Somehow during the scuffle Megan pulled out those brass knuckles and knocked out Azumi’s lights! The Ace is unconscious on the mat, bleeding from the forehead! Megan unhooks the Specialist title!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Studio” by Schoolboy Q plays as Megan holds up the Specialist Championship with a pained smile on her face)
Jasmine: Your winner AND STILL EAW Specialist Champion…Megan! Raine!
SG1: Somehow, someway, Megan Raine pulls another rabbit out of her hat!
Gia: It was like the brass knuckles was her last resort!
SG1: Indeed it was! Megan came into this match with a serious contingengency and – Consuela? Where are you going?
(Consuela Rose Ava walks away from the commentator’s desk over to the ring. She glares at Megan who looks down at her, holding up the Specialist Championship in defiance. The show ends with a the camera showing Consuela from the back looking up at Megan Raine. The camera shifts to backstage, showing Flannery McCoy watching with an unknown figure)