The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
And The World Shall be Masked
(The Empire logo buzzes as it opens up fully in University of North Texas. The camera sweeps around taking in the entire environment before focusing on the announce table with a zoom.)
SG1: WELCOME TO A SPECIAL EMPIRE HERE IN DENTON, TEXAS!!! IT’S YOUR HOST SG1, AND JOINED WITH ME BY AN AMAZING BROADCAST PARTNER GIA CERVANTES AND WE ARE HERE FOR EMPIRE, WITH ONE BIG TWIST!
Gia Cervantes: That’s right SG1!!! We have a Women’s World Title match!!! But that’s just our main event! We have plenty more action, and of course a new champion to celebrate, so let’s get to it!
(The camera cuts to a shot of Erica Ford standing in the ring wearing a strapless green satin dress, holding a microphone and smiling.)
Erica Ford: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time: The 8th and NEW EAW Specialists Champion….April Song!
(“Fairy” (KOF ‘96 remix) plays as April Song makes her way down to the ring, all smiles with the EAW Specialists Championship belt on her shoulder.)
Gia: April Song, a woman who had been on the unfortunate end of close finishes of every kind finally found herself on the winning end last week when she beat Conseula Rose Ava in a street fight to win her first EAW championship!
SG1: I don’t think I’ll ever forget that feat of strength at the end, using the ladder that Consuela was trying to use as a weapon to take her out. April’s been on pretty hot of late and it was only a matter of time before it culminated in gold. She’s definitely earned a chance to celebrate however she sees fit !
(After posing a bit on the ring apron with her new championship, April joins Erica in the ring.)
Erica: It’s barely been over half a year since you arrived in EAW, but I know for a fact how long and how hard you have been working for this moment, April. Can you put into words what this moment and this title means to you?
April: It means everything. It validates everything that I put myself it, all the training, the adjustments to a new lifestyle, the traveling, everything. It’s been a wonderful journey and now that I have a title in my hands, there is no one who can ever say I’m always the bridesmaid but never the bride! No one can sit here and say that I’m a choke artist. I was told by everyone from Haruna to Cameron Ella Ava that I would achieve nothing, but now that I have this title, I want to go even beyond just owning the Specialists Championship.
Erica: What do you mean by that?
April: Well….there is someone who I have a lot of respect for who is holding the World Championship here on Empire. Perhaps if she wins her match later tonight….we have a double title match down the line? What do you think, Aria Jaxon?
(The crowd cheers in approval of the proposition, April still beaming as Erica covers her ear a little as the crowd gets louder.)
April: What about challenging for the Openweight Championship? Or maybe finding a tag team partner and doing as Haruna and Azumi have done and making a challenge for the Unified Tag Team championships? Or entering the Empress of Elite tournament and trying to become the first sitting Champion to win the tournament? Even with all of these possibilities in mind, I realize that my first priority is defend THIS championship and make sure that I keep up the legacy that my predecessors have left for-
(“Fire” by BTS plays as the crowd gives Consuela Rose Ava a thunderous ovation as she heads down to the ring.)
Gia: There is the former champion! Consuela took a nasty fall at the end of that Street Fight last week and we were all very concerned about her safety, but she looks fine as she comes down to the ring to join in the festivities.
SG1: I don’t know if she’s in a festive mood, how can you be after getting a title taken away from you after you have been working so hard to obtain it?
(Consuela gets into the ring and immediately steps in front of April, who has an expressionless look on her face as she holds her title. Erica only can look on nervously as the two stand in silence. After a few moments, Consuela extends her hand, which April accepts with a smile as the two shake hands.)
Consuela: I had to do that. I wanted to come out here and shake the hand of the new Specialists Champion. April, a lot of people doubted you last week and you proved them wrong and regardless of what people like my sister and others have said, you deserve to be champion.
(Consuela is about to continue but is cut off by applause from the crowd for a few moments.)
Consuela: However…I would also be a liar if I didn’t come out here and straight up tell you the actual reason I’m out here. While I don’t mean to crash your celebration, I want my rematch! And, because you are interested in breaking new ground and keeping up the reputation of the Specialists title, I have an idea for a match….A Manor Brawl!
(the crowd reacts with a bit of confusion and even April has a perplexed expression on her face before shaking it off.)
April: Look….we’ve had street fights, submission matches, been in battle royals and God knows what other kinds of matches. The only thing that is consistent about all of them is that I’ve been able to best you. So….it could be a Manor brawl, a Shantytown Melee, a Duplex Suplex match, or anything else. I. Will. Beat. You. I don’t care what the match is, I accept.
Gia: I-is this wise? April’s been challenged to a match we have no clue about and she’s accepting, for the title?
SG1: The Killer Bee does have a point though, she does seem to have Consuela’s number right now.
Consuela: You shouldn’t spend too much time thinking about the past, because in the future I’m going to take back a belt that I spent months chasing Brody Sparks for…that belt that is on your shoulder right now will be back around my waist…very, very soon.
(The two women say nothing else, April staring Consuela in the eyes as she raises the belt in the air, black and gold streamers and confetti raining down on the ring from above as “Fairy” plays over the loudspeakers.)
Gia: These two women have had some classic matches before and now they’ll meet in a Manor Brawl….whatever on earth that means!
Ring Announcer: The following contest is a Triple Threat match scheduled for one fall!
Crowd : ONE FALL!
(“She Looks Good” (Angry Kids Remix) by Jim Johnston plays as Amy-Jayne makes her way down to the ring to a chorus of boos.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana……….AMY-JAYNE!
Gia: Amy-Jayne and her partner Pandora got properly introduced to Sheridan Muller last week. It didn’t end well as they were beaten in a handicap match.
SG1: There are a lot of people on the Empire roster who would lose to Sheridan so there’s no shame in that, so all Amy-Jayne can do is try to bounce back. Besides, she’s never one to lack for confidence.
(“You’ve seen the Butcher” by Deftones plays as Heidi makes her way out to the ring, also to a loud round of boos.)
Ring Announcer: Her opponents, first, from Miami, Florida….HEIDI!
Gia: Another young woman apart of the influx of talent to Empire recently, picked up a win in her debut last week in another triple threat match against Ryan Lecavalier and Savannah Sunshine.
SG1: Wrestling is in her blood as well, her mother was a well-known wrestler down in the Southeast as part of various independent promotions. Maybe we should have been a little less surprised by her win last week, huh?
(Heidi and Amy immediately start jawing at one another once Heidi enters the ring, both of them turning towards the entrance ramp as “Red Fraction” by Mell as Revy comes out to the ring to mostly boos but a surprisingly large amount of cheers as well.)
Ring Announcer: And from Houston, Texas…REVY!
Gia: Revy not wasting any time as she slides into the ring and tackles Amy Jayne to the ground laying into her with elbows as Heidi just looks on with a laugh!
(DING DING DING!)
Gia: Amy trying to cover up as Revy batters her with forearm strikes, Heidi just watching for a moment before trying to get involved. Revy sees her coming and moves out of the way, letting Heidi stomp away at Amy-Jayne. Amy pulled up by the hair and hit with a vicious looking
uppercut, knocking her back down!
SG1: But Revy out of nowhere just peppers Heidi with a brutal knife edge chop straight to the chest! They can hear that one in the nosebleeds!
Gia: And Revy grabs Heidi by those flowing blonde locks and slams her face right into the turnbuckle in the corner! And now she’s stomping away at Heidi, just battering her with kicks to the midsection and now the shoulder as she falls to the mat! Revy now stomping at her HEAD as the official tries to pull her out of the corner!
SG1: Amy-Jayne from behind as she takes down Revy with a reverse DDT! Talk about taking advantage of a situation! She goes for a quick cover, trying to steal one here!
Gia: No! Revy kicks out and Amy looks at the official like she can’t believe it! Amy not wasting any time though as she quickly scrambles to pull Heidi up from the corner but Heidi rakes her in the eyes and hits her with a kick to the midsection! Heidi pulls Amy up….A beautiful running sitout powerbomb!
SG1: Revy is up though and hits a running knee right to Heidi’s face! Both Amy and Heidi are down as Revy tries to cover them both at the same time!
Gia: Both women kick out! That was something you don’t see every day. Revy now pulling Amy and Heidi up, she’s going to try to hit both of them with a Stunner!? NO…..they counter into a double team back suplex! Nicely done counter as this may be more like Deja-Vu for Amy! Almost like another handicap match! The two women are pretty proud of themselves it looks like, even sharing a high-five….but Heidi with a grab of the hair…and using some strength does a pretty nasty looking hair pull toss that sends Amy-Jayne literally sliding out to the arena floor!
(A replay shows Amy-Jayne spinning in midair before she lands and sprawls out to the arena floor.)
SG1: Revy is still down in the ring from that double team suplex and Heidi is walking around pretty confidently….BUT REVY WITH A TRIP TAKEDOWN, GOING STRAIGHT INTO AN STF!
Gia: A drop toe hold of all things and Revy is mercilessly applying the STF, pulling back with vicious torque as Heidi is screaming in pain in the center of the ring! The body is not supposed to bend that way, ladies and gentlemen! Amy-Jayne is clutching the bottom rope and trying to get back the ring to break up the submission but she is far too late as Heidi taps out! It’s over!
(DING DING DING!!!)
(“Red Fraction” by Mell plays as Revy slides out of the ring as Amy-Jayne stumbles to the mat after being too late to break up the submission, the referee sliding out of the ring to raise Revy’s hand in victory.)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this contest…..REVY!
Gia: One of the most ruthless and deceptive stars on Empire picks up a win here in this triple threat match, and I hope the veterans and especially our two champions are taking notice.
SG1: This is one lady that I don’t think anybody wants to see in a one-on-one situation, especially if you happen to see her in the Empress of Elite tournament. This is the kind of woman who can do some kind of damage.
(The camera pans to the back where an angry Stephanie Matsuda, stalks over to the office of the GM, Tarah Nova, looking like she’s ready to kill. Before she gets close enough to the door to push it open, Flannery McCoy appears in front of her; blocking her way.)
Flannery: I’m sorry, Miss. Matsuda but Ms. Nova isn’t seeing anyone at this. I can tell you when she—
Stephanie: Look, Flannery, I don’t care if she’s seeing anyone or not. I want to talk to her now and I mean RIGHT NOW! TARAH, OPEN THE DOOR!
Flannery: Please Miss. Matsuda!! She’s very busy and —
(Stephanie reaches over Flannery’s head, banging on the door; which makes the blonde cringe. After a moment Stephanie reaches up again to bang on the door but stopped as the door swings open, revealing Tarah Nova standing there in a full black outfit, black rimmed glasses with her hair up; just glaring at Stephanie.)
Tarah: Yes, AquaCloud? What do you need from me on this busy Thursday night? I have shit to do, meetings to have.
Stephanie: And one of those meetings are with me right now.
(Flannery looks over her shoulder at Tarah, who only sighs; waving Flannery to move which she does. As Flannery disappears from Camera, Tarah looks at Stephanie.)
Tarah: Okay, we’re alone. What do you want–
Stephanie: You lied. You said I was getting a tag match with Manami against Haruna and Azumi this week but no! Instead I get a match against Sheridan Frickin’ Muller!!
Tarah: Yes. You get to face Sheridan Muller. You get to face a person who I believe could probably beat half of this roster with only her pinkie IF she wasn’t so up her own ass…kind of like you, Cloud.
(Tarah smiles at the annoyed look that hit Stephanie’s face.)
Tarah: What? No comeback? No blow up? Hmm? Well good. If there isn’t anything else you want to say then I advise you to get out of my face with all this “GM lying” bullshit and go get ready for your match against Sheridan Muller, okay? Now if you don’t mind, I have to get ready for my announcement soon than a meeting with Azumi and her blushing bride, Honda.
(Slowly, Stephanie nods her head before walking away in a huff from the office door way where Tarah stood, smirking happily. Quickly the camera pans back to the ring just in time to hear —)
(“Worth It” by Fifth Harmony sounds and the fans boos softly as Amelie Larrieux comes out and rolls her eyes.)
Ring announcer: The following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL! Introducing first! From Bordeaux, France! AMMMEEELLLIIIEEE LAAARRRRRRIIIEEEUUUXXX!!!
Gia: What an interesting time for Amelie. She’s still on the comeback and tonight she goes face to face with a former Women’s Champion in Cailin Dillon.
SG1: But maybe the real story is Cailin Dillon. Where’s her head at? We saw her fighting Madison into the crowd two weeks ago. Last week she had some sort of breakdown in front of our general manager Tarah Nova. This week? It all remains a mystery.
Gia: Yeah everything seems conflicted for her since Pain for Pride. And we all know how her match ended there, with her being carried away by the Sanatorium.
(“Confident” by Demi Lovato plays and Cailin marches right out and down the ramp to a mixed reaction from the crowd.)
Ring announcer: And her opponent! From right here in Dallas, Texas! OH!
SG1: Cailin just slid in and took Amelie down by her hair and now she’s wailing on her!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gia: Our official with no choice but to start this match and Amelie is just trying to cover up as Cailin comes down with hard fists! He has to break this up and get some order!
SG1: If he doesn’t Cailin might kill this girl!
Referee (off mic): Cut it out Cailin. Let her up and start this match. Cailin! ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!! FOUR!!! FI-
Gia: Cailin pushes Amelie away and stands right up in our officials face and she’s… she’s smiling about all of this. Now looking out at this crowd. This is her hometown crowd and they just don’t know what to think.
SG1: The ref checking on Amelie and she’s getting to her feet. Cailin grabbing her by the hair and planting her with an absolutely vicious DDT. What is into this woman right now. Amelie looks like she just wants to throw in the towel and get the hell out of here.
Gia: Now doubt Cailin did significant damage before and right at the bell. She was really laying into Amelie with punches and I… I think… yes, Amelie showing just a little blood on her lip. Cailin must have been going right for her face.
SG1: Amelie sliding under the bottom rope and walking along the outside of the ring as this crowd starts to boo even louder.
Referee: ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!!
Gia: CAILIN DIVING THROUGH THE ROPES! SUCIDE DIVE AND SHE SHOVES AMELIE RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE!
SG1: AND SHE LANDED ON HER FEET!?
Gia: Cailin pulling Amelie back up and pushing her right back under the bottom rope as she climbs up on the apron behind her. Springboard shooting star press! Amelie with the knees! She got the knees up!
SG1: The desperation move from Amelie and Cailin rolls into the corner holding her stomach and… laughing? What the hell is she doing out there tonight?
Gia: Amelie doesn’t have the time to ask that question. She’s just running to that corner and hits a dropkick that knocks Cailin back against the turnbuckle. Amelie bringing Cailin to her feet and now she sees that laughing. OH! AMELIE SLAPPING CAILIN SIDEWAYS WITH AN OPEN PALM TO THE CHEEK! CAILIN TURNS HER HEAD BACK WITH AN EVIL SMILE!
SG1: Amelie with a DDT! She puts Cailin into the mat and rolls her over for a pin!
Gia: Cailin tossing Amelie’s weight off of her with one big move and she begins to laugh louder now. Amelie is totally confused by this. You can just sense her frustration growing.
SG1: I’m not even sure how you handle an opponent like this.
Gia: Amelie running in and kicking at Cailin on the ground.
Amelie (off mic): Stop! Laughing!
SG1: Amelie with kick after kick but the effect seems minimal. Now reaching down to pick Cailin up. AND CAILIN ROLLS HER AROUND AND INTO THE LONGHORN LOCK! AND CAILIN REALLY WRENCHING BACK ON THAT!
Gia: What a reversal. Amelie grabbing her hair and planting her face into the mat to muffle a scream and Cailin is clearly trying to hurt her.
SG1: Amelie clawing at the mat, but Cailin not letting her go anywhere. Amelie reaching out…
Gia: She’s gonna tap…
SG1: There it is she… NO!? CAILIN WHAT ON EARTH!? AMELIE WAS GOING TO TAP OUT AND CAILIN RELEASED THE HOLD AND SLAMMED AMELIE’S FACE INTO THE MAT WITH VICIOUS FORCE!
Gia: Amelie might be out. Our ref checking on her as Cailin leans against the ropes and looks out at this crowd again.
Cailin (off mic): You want more? This is nothing…
SG1: Here comes Cailin now, pushing our official away and hauling Amelie up to a vertical base. Texas Twister! The Twist of Fate and Amelie just laid out here. Cailin moving toward the corner and grinning menacingly as she measures Amelie for something. Oh no…
Gia: In your face! Amelie rolls out of the way and to her feet, now driving Cailin into the corner! This must be everything she has left in the tank at this point! Cailin rebounding into the corner and right back out. BEND IT! Amelie with her jumping roundhouse kick and Cailin stumbles into the ropes and shakes her head. Amelie going for something else!
SG1: NOT SO ANGELIC! A double underhook facebuster and Amelie crawls over for the pin.
Gia: Cailin sits up and grabs her by the throat! Amelie grasping at Cailin’s hand and our official demanding she let go. Cailin standing up with that throat in her grasp. European uppercut! Cailin grabbing Amelie and physically tossing her into the corner. Now grabbing her by the head and smashing it backwards against the turnbuckle! Someone stop this maniac!
SG1: She’s just doing it over and over, Gia.
Referee: ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!! FOUR!!!
SG1: Cailin stopping and sticking Amelie in the tree of woe position and climbing up to the top rope above her. Cailin grabbing at her own hair and tugging at it on each sides as Amelie bends to look up at her. A double foot stomp right to the chest and Amelie is in a bad way now.
Gia: I’ll be honest. It doesn’t look like she even knows where she is. She is so talented, SG1, but she is up against a deranged buzz saw today. This is just unbelievable.
SG1: Cailin reaching down to grab a fist full of Amelie’s hair and pulls her to the middle. Amelie screaming in pain and Cailin doesn’t seem to care. Cailin mounting Amelie and just looking down at her, pulling at her cheeks and slapping her softly. This is… this is not the Cailin we’re used to seeing here in EAW.
Gia: Cailin is nose to nose with Amelie saying something to her, god knows what. And there’s that laughing again. Our official doesn’t quite know what to do at this point.
SG1: She’s up now and moving to the corner, opening her arms out to the crowd. She’s getting booed fiercely here in her own backyard. She skips around the ring now as Amelie tries to get to her feet. Amelie trying to stand and also trying to follow where Cailin is moving to. Cailin lets her stand up. EYES OF TEXAS! THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE!
Gia: Cailin getting out of this episode of Empire with another win. But wait…
SG1: Gia she seems uninterested in pinning Amelie whatsoever. She’s bringing her back to her feet again. Just end this!
Gia: Amelie is completely out of it.
Cailin (off mic): Hit me! Come on! HIT ME!!!
SG1: Amelie with a straight right to Cailin’s jaw and she shakes it off and laughs. She’s nodding and waving her on. Cailin is begging Amelie to hit her. Amelie with a low kick this time!
Gia: Amelie pulling Cailin in for the KRACKLE! An inverted face lock into double knee backbreaker! She hits it! Cailin bouncing up off of that and holding her back! TEXAS TWO-STEP! OH WHAT THE HELL!
SG1: Cailin holding her back and still laughing as Amelie stares up at the ceiling wide eyed. She thought she had her.
Gia: Cailin basically just gave herself up and Amelie still couldn’t take her out.
SG1: The former champion crawling her way to the nearby corner and running a hand through her hair now as she laughs wickedly. Amelie just starting to stir in the middle and Cailin goes to her stomach and slowly crawls back behind Amelie.
Gia: Amelie has no idea where Cailin is. She’s being stalked. Amelie turning and Cailin stands and puts Amelie up on her shoulders. Amelie trying to escape! We’ve seen this before!
SG1: TRAILER PARK DESTRUCTION! SHE MIGHT AS WELL CALL THAT MOVE VIXEN DESTRUCTION BECAUSE THIS ONE IS OVER. AMELIE LAYING IN A HEAP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND CAILIN COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF HERSELF!
Gia: THAT SMILE!? THAT LAUGH!? WHAT’S WRONG WITH CAILIN DILLON!?
SG1: Cailin drops to her knees and crawls over to mount Amelie again, pushing her shoulders against the mat.
Referee: ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!!
Ring announcer: And the… winner of this contest… CAILIN DILLON.
Gia: Cailin leaning down and kissing Amelie on the cheek before smiling and standing up. What the hell did we just watch.
SG1: I don’t know, but I have a feeling it means bad things for the rest of this division.
(The camera fades out for a commercial break but when Empire returns; “Boss’ Daughter” by POP Evil is playing as GM Tarah Nova is standing the stage with mic in her hands.)
Gia: Well look who wanted to come out to greet the EAW Universe, SG1! Our GM, Tarah Nova!!
SG1: Yes, I see her, Gia! Standing there, looking more proud than ever. Though I do wonder what the Shock-Collar of Empire wants?
(Tarah smiles looking at the fans who are chanting her before bringing the mic too her lips.)
Tarah: Hello, EAW!!! I hope you all are having an AMAZING time tonight watching the raw action that is EMPIRE!!
(The EAW Universe cheer loudly, answering her back.)
Tarah: Good! Now, I am out here to address an important matter regarding the former former Specialists Champion, Brody Sparks. Earlier this week, more news on the condition of Ms. Sparks came to light and I am truly unset to inform you all that Ms. Sparks will be out for longer than we all gently thought. Like the article said, she will be out about 5 to 6 months due to the injury caused by Ms. Consuela Rose Ava at Pain For Pride 10..
(Hearing the new, the EAW Universe boos rather loudly as Tarah looks out at the fans)
SG1: The psychos here are dropping like flys, my gawd!
Gia: Oh shush, SG1!! Thats horrible news! Like do you know what this means?? 5- 6 months off means ring rust! And Ring Rust means—
SG1: Trust me, Gia, I know what it means but really…hopefully everything is okay for that young EAW Elitist.
Tarah: Now with that being said, I truly hope Ms. Sparks makes a fast recovery and for her to remember that she always has a home here on Thursday Night Empire. Thank you.
( “Boss’ Daughter” by POP Evil begins again, as Tarah Nova bows her head and waves before heading back to the backstage area. )
(Commercial Break Featuring Dia Del Diablo, Saturday!!!!)
Alexis Diemos vs Arete Silverlance (TBP)
Jasmine Peyton: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: …ONE FALL!
(“Amerika” — Rammstein hits to thunderous boos. Sheridan Müller ignores this negative reaction entirely as she strides out onto the stage. She makes her way down the aisle at a brisk pace, shadow boxing as she goes.)
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing first! From Munich, Germany…weighing in at 135 pounds…she is “The Last Vixen” SHERIDAAAAAAAAAAN MÜLLERRRRRRRRRRR!
Gia Cervantes: So, rude as this might sound…I think tonight will be Sheridan’s first taste of real competition since returning to Empire. Is that wrong of me?
SG1: Pfft, no. Look, Amy-Jayne and Pandora are trying their hardest, I’m sure, but they’ve got a long way to go. Sheridan is very talented, but matches against such untested opposition only serves to make her look better. Tonight, she’s gonna test her mettle against a VERY game opponent. She’s in for a much bumpier ride this time.
(“Kill Jill” — Big Boi hits, and the negative reaction being rained down by the crowd turns to a mostly positive one on a dime. Sporting her signature bandana and hoodie, Stephanie Matsuda makes her way out onto the stage. She surveys the crowd briefly before her eyes fall on on Sheridan. The corners of her eyes crinkle into a smile and she lowers her bandana, mouthing “Time to go to Cloud City, sweets.”)
Jasmine Peyton: Aaaaaaand her opponent! From Brooklyn, New York…weighing in at 132 pounds…she is “The War Queen” STEPHANIEEEEEEE MATSUDAAAAAAA!
Gia Cervantes: If real competition is what Sheridan wants, then she’ll get it here tonight in the form of a former Specialists Champion and the first winner of an all-female Grand Rampage!
SG1: The self-appointed War Queen has been on the war path lately. She’s had a rough go of it lately, narrowly losing a close match by count-out last week, but it’s not doing a damn thing to dampen her spirits. This is a woman determined to start notching victories, and she’ll more than prove to be a challenge for Sheridan.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gia Cervantes: Here we go! We’re starting off with these two eagle-eyed competitors staring each other down intently, circling each other before lunging into the opening collar-and-elbow tie-up. These two are just about identical in height and weight, so it’s anybody’s guess who might get the leverage advantage here. There’s a big-time power struggle going on, and it looks like Sheridan might be getting the upper hand. She’s using that power to force Stephanie back into a bridge. Sheridan is trying to shove the shoulder of Matsuda down, but she’s holding strong. The German national sweeps the leg of the one-time Specialists Champion and the bridge collapses and both the shoulders are down! Muller immediately dives down to cover, but Matsuda powers out before the official can even come in to administer the count!
SG1: Both women lurch up to their feet lightning fast and Matsuda takes a couple of steps back. Muller rushes in, and is quickly taken over with a Japanese arm drag! They both spring back up and Stephanie’s feeling a little playful, she motions for Sheridan to run at her again! The former Vixens Champ obliges, trying to gain the upper hand, and she’s taken down by yet another Japanese arm drag! She’s wisely keeping things fast-paced, and this is definitely where she thrives. Both of them are quick to get back to a vertical base. Who will make the first move? Stephanie is quicker on the draw! She doubles Sheridan over with a well-placed spin kick to the ribs. Standing with her back to Sheridan, Stephanie reaches up and over, taking Muller down with a snapmare. OW! Matsuda follows it up with a knee strike to the spine! Muller lurches forward, but Matsuda’s not done! She steps on the back of Sheridan, running right over her and rocketing over to the adjacent ropes, rebounding off! She’s heading right for Sheridan…and Stephanie catches her right in the center of the face with a basement dropkick! What a sequence from Stephanie! Sheridan falls back onto the mat, and Stephanie hooks the leg!
Gia Cervantes: Sheridan kicks out just after one! Stephanie looks to keep the pressure on, getting up to her feet and yanking Miss Muller up with her. She Irish whips Sheridan into the ropes. Seems like she’s waiting for Sheridan to rebound, but the Munich native plays it smart! She loops her arms over the top rope. Without missing a beat, Stephanie runs right at her…OH! Sheridan gets that foot up, and Stephanie runs right into a big boot! Matsuda is sent reeling. She turns back around…Muller catches her right on the jaw with a sickening knee lift! Matsuda drops down to one knee, and Muller might’ve just dealt out a couple of game-changers and swung the momentum in her favor! Stephanie’s had her bell rung, but Sheridan’s not letting up! ANOTHER KNEE! A knee to the temple of the kneeling Stephanie from Sheridan drops Matsuda, and moves right into the cover!
SG1: It’s only good for a count of one! Matsuda’s no doubt been knocked silly, but she’s got plenty of fight left in her! Sheridan is the first one to get back to her feet. Stephanie’s getting up to a kneeling position…and Sheridan stops her right in her tracks with a dropkick to the chest! Matsuda falls backward, and instead of going for another pin, the final Vixens Champion seizes the arm of Stephanie for a cross armbreaker! Sheridan’s got that hold applied tightly, and you just know that Stephanie’s in a world of hurt! The referee is on standby in the event of a submission, but I think a tapout is the last thing we’ve come to expect from Stephanie Matsuda! She’s reaching one leg out for the ropes in the hope of a rope break, but she’s too far away!
Sheridan Müller (off-mic): Gib auf!
Gia Cervantes: It sounds like Sheridan is shouting at Stephanie to give up, but Matsuda is gritting her teeth and pushing through the pain! Stephanie starts rolling her body toward Sheridan, and she’s trying to get her feet underneath her! All the while, Sheridan is STILL holding onto that arm and keeping the cross armbreaker applied! Matsuda is getting up to her knees, and Muller is still hanging on! This capacity crowd here at the University of North Texas is clapping and stomping, willing Stephanie to get to her feet! SHE DOES IT! SHERIDAN AND ALL, MATSUDA IS UP! SHE HEAVES MULLER UP! DEADLIFT SITOUT POWERBOMB! WHAT STRENGTH, WHAT RESILIENCE FROM STEPHANIE MATSUDA! SHERIDAN’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN! THE REFEREE IS COUNTING!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOO!
SG1: Oh my! Sheridan throws that shoulder up, and both of these women roll away from the aftermath of that pin attempt! Stephanie is trying to shake out that afflicted arm and get some blood flowing back into it! The both drag themselves up to a vertical base…OH! Sheridan strikes first with the straight right jab, sending Matsuda reeling! She’s quick to recover, and the JET alumnus fires back with a wicked forehand chop with that good arm! Sheridan! Stephanie! Sheridan! Stephanie! This exchange of stiff strikes could leave them both worse for wear! Sheridan starts to get the upper hand, and she quickly moves into position to slap on that rear waistlock! She could be setting up for that trademark bridging German suplex! NO, NO! Stephanie starts firing away with back elbows with that good arm! They’re catching Sheridan right on the temple, and she’s got no choice but to let go! Sheridan goes staggering backward, and Stephanie rushes forward…CLOUD O’CLOCK! DISCUS FOREARM ON THE MONEY, AND SHERIDAN IS DOWN! COVER!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO!
Gia Cervantes: NOPE! WE’RE STILL GOING! They’re both a bit slower getting to their feet now. Sheridan swings for a discus big boot…NO! Stephanie side steps it completely…CLOUD KICKER! That Pele kick catches Sheridan flush and she’s stunned! She backpedals, falling back-first into the nearest corner! Stephanie runs right at her, looking for the swinging corner clothesline…OR NOT? Sheridan moves out of the way, leaving Stephanie to smack into the turnbuckles front-first! Sheridan gets into position behind Stephanie…a spine-jarring double-knee backbreaker! Matsuda is writhing in pain, and Muller moves right into another cover!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO!
SG1: Matsuda stays alive! Slower than previous times, Sheridan gets back to her feet. Stephanie is pulling herself up to a kneeling position. The Munich native bends and picks up Matsuda, scooping her up into position for a potential sidewalk slam! She’s about to drop down…NO! Matsuda kicks up both legs, slipping them around Sheridan’s neck and turning this into a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown mid-maneuver! She follows it up with a standing double-knee drop to Sheridan’s midsection for good measure! Is she gonna cover?
Gia Cervantes: I don’t think so! Stephanie is glancing over her shoulder at the top rope, and this crowd has been whipped into a frenzy! They think they know what’s coming next, and Stephanie is making a beeline for the corner! She’s ascending to the top rope, and this Texan crowd is up on their feet anticipating her next move! Matsuda leaps…CLOUD! NINE!
SG1: NO! NO! SHERIDAN GETS THE KNEES UP! NO CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS TONIGHT! STEPHANIE ROLLS AWAY, CLUTCHING HER RIBS! THAT PAIN IS ETCHED ON HER FACE NOW, AND SHERIDAN IS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE! SHE RUNS RIGHT UP BEHIND STEPHANIE AND SLAPS ON THAT REAR WAISTLOCK! SHE POPS THE HIPS AND HEAVES HER UP AND OVER, DRIVING HER DOWN INTO THE CANVAS ON HER NECK AND SHOULDERS WITH THIS GERMAN SUPLEX! SHE’S HOLDING THE BRIDGE! MATSUDA’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND THE REFEREE SLIDES IN TO COUNT!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Amerika” hits once again to a thunderous negative reaction. A fatigued Sheridan rises to her feet soon thereafter, and has her hand raised by the referee.)
Jasmine Peyton: Heeeeeere is your winner…SHERIDAAAAAAAAAAN MÜLLERRRRRRRRRRR!
Gia Cervantes: That was a back-and-forth match if I’ve ever seen one! Both of these women came to play tonight, and it could’ve been anyone’s game. Big ups to Stephanie Matsuda who was still in top form, even after that number done on her arm after that cross armbreaker. She was effectively competing with one arm for most of this match, and STILL put Sheridan through her paces!
SG1: In the end, Sheridan was no slouch either. She put Stephanie through her paces every step of the way, and at this match’s conclusion, she picked her spot and finished it off with that trademark German suplex of hers. Both of these women showcased why they’re two of the best in the world tonight!
(The Camera pans from the ring to the GM’s office where Tarah Nova is pacing back and forth; as she plays with the raven skull pendant around her neck. She mumbles to herself as she waits for to hear the knock of her office door. After a few moments, a light tap against her down happened which makes Tarah stop in her tracks to see Flannery popping her head in, smiling.)
Flannery: Excuse me Ms. Nova but Ms.Sakazaki and Ms.Goto are outside waiting for you.
Tarah: Right, send them in.
(Flannery nods her head once before disappearing back into the hall. A second later both Azumi and Haruna walk into the office; both having an annoyed looks on their faces.)
Haruna & Azumi: Nova.
Tarah: Thing one & two.
(A small smirk appeared before Tarah loosely crosses her arms over her chest.)
Azumi: Is there a reason why you called us in tonight, Nova?
Haruna: Or are you just gonna throw us in more stupid matches for next week…?
Tarah(Chuckling): Heh No, Honda, thats not why I called you two in here but How was that win last wee–Oh wait you lost against Jaxon. Oops! I almost forgot.
(Tarah’s smirk widens as Haruna stepped closer but Azumi stops her, mumbling softly to her.)
Azumi: Konshū wa arimasen, Haruna. ‘Not this week, Haruna.’
(Azumi looks away from Haruna to look right at Tarah.)
Azumi: Than why did you call us in here, Nova?
Tarah: Well I’m glad you asked, Goto. I actually called you and your wife in here to speak about your match at Dia Del Diablo. Now, I watched your match last week on Showdown and I wasn’t impressed much, really.
Haruna: H-How were you not!? We won! WE BEAT THEM!
Haruna: No, Azumi! I am sick her and everyone else looking down on ME–I mean us! We did fantastic. WE beat them and at Dia Del Diablo; we will do it again.
Tarah: Yeah, is that right, Honda?
(Tarah leans back, humming as she shakes her head which makes Haruna and Azumi look at each other confused.)
Tarah: I don’t think so…
Azumi: Wha–Really, Nova? You are putting zero faith in us!? You are the GM! You’re suppose to —
Tarah: I’m suppose to do what, Goto? Praise you two for facing off against the High Rollers? No. No, I won’t put my faith in you girls—
Haruna: But Why, Nova! Tell us WHY!
(Tarah looks Haruna in the eye after her outburst. After a moment Tarah simply chuckles to herself)
Tarah: Why? Well isn’t that the million dollar question, Honda. And here’s a question to counter that one: What have you two done since wasting time getting married earlier this year? Hmm?
Tarah: Oh thats right! You two have done nothing but fight with each other over the most stupidest of things. It was either fighting or trying to one up each other in matches.
(Tarah steps closer to both of them again, her face changes into a rare serious look)
Tarah: And after watching and being in the ring with BOTH of you, my heart is screaming you’re not good enough.
Haruna: You’re wrong, Nova…
Tarah: Hmmm I mean I could be BUT I really like my chances of being right this time around, Honda.
Azumi: Than we will just have to prove you wrong, Nova.
Tarah: Oh really?
Azumi: Of course!
(Tarah finally cracks a pure smile before stepping back from the married couple.)
Tarah: Okay! Do it, Ms.Goto! Prove me wrong. Bring me The Tag Team Championships next week and show me just how great you two are.
(Azumi nudges Haruna in the ribs before looking back at Tarah.)
Haruna: Yes, Nova…
Tarah(smiling): Good, now you both may go. Thank you for your time ladies.
(The married couple slightly nod their heads before turning away from Tarah and started walking towards the door before Tarah spoke up once again)
Tarah: Oh and Azumi.
Azumi(stopping & sighing): Yes?
Tarah: Here’s a good tip for marriage: Keep a better handle on your wife while in my office…okay?
(Haruna turns around to say something to Tarah but Azumi quickly grabs her; dragging her out of the office. The camera shows Tarah only chuckling happily as the camera fades to black and fades back in at ringside.)
DING! DING! DING!
Jasmine Peyton: Ladies and gentleman the following contest scheduled for one fall …….
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!
Jasmine Peyton: …IS FOR THE EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!
(“This Could Be Anywhere In The World” by Alexisonfire plays to a nice ovation from the fans as the lights dim red. Madison Kaline comes out from behind the curtains, wearing a custom made leather jacket. On the back of it is Madison Kaline standing on a mountain of skulls, with the Women’s World Title raised above her head in her right hand and the head of Aria Jaxon in her left. Madison’s in-ring attire is a lime green).
Gia: And SG1, this match is sure to be one hell of a championship bout. Madison Kaline hasn’t seen a championship match in front of her eyes for two long years, and after scratching and clawing her way back to the top of the totem pole, she now finds herself in our main event tonight – facing one of the greatest women this company has ever seen, Aria Jaxon.
SG1: But let’s not count out Madison because she’s defeated Aria before, as well as other incredibly talented women past and present such as Tarah Nova, Eris LeCava, April Song – the list goes on. This former Vixens Champion now has a chance to become the Women’s World Champion, and judging by the artwork on her custom leather jacket, she’s ready to rip Aria Jaxon’s head off!
(“Formation” by Beyonce plays to a big ovation as the lights begin to glow a bright shade of hot pink. Aria Jaxon struts out onto the stage with a smirk on her face. She wears her own custom made jacket, as she does a full 180 degree turn in the middle of the stage to showcase her attire. On the back of the jacket, it simply reads: “AND STILL…”. Aria’s attire is a crimson red and creamy white combination and the championship is strapped around her waist).
SG1: AND THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION IS HERE, AND IS LOOKING FINE! Aria Jaxon is ready for her first championship defence as the Women’s World Champion, and she has all the confidence in the world to walk into this match and successfully defend that belt that’s strapped so firmly around that waist of hers. She’s been in pressure situations before; in fact she STRIVES in them, and big-time matches is exactly what she lives for.
Gia: 100% agree with you there. These two have not competed one on one in quite some time. Both of them believe they have each other’s number but since their last meeting, their attitudes have changed, their in-ring skills have evolved and their mindset is completely different. We’re looking at two very ready and very motivated women about to go toe-to-toe, and I personally cannot wait! Let’s go over to our ring announcer Jasmine Peyton for the introductions…
Jasmine Peyton: Introducing first … the challenger … from Tampa Bay, Florida! She is THE MISTRESS OF DEATH …. MMAAAADDDIIISSSSOONNNN KKKAAAAAAALLLIIINNEEEEEE!!!!!
(Madison walks right up to Aria’s face as the referee intervenes, and the two begin to talk trash to one another. Aria unstraps her belt and raises it high in the air, as Madison looks at it with a determined look on her face as she slowly steps back into her corner as Aria steps into the middle of the ring, continuing to taunt Madison…)
Jasmine Peyton: And her opponent … from Los Angeles, California! She is the REIGNING, DEFENDING, EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION …. THE CALIFORNIA DREAAAAM … AAAARRRIIIAAAA JJJJJAAAAAAAXXXXOOONNNN!!!!—
Gia: OH MY GOD!!!! MADISON KALINE WITH A STIFF ELBOW RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF ARIA JAXON, AND THE CHAMP GOES DOWN!! Aria had her back turned, and Madison with that cheap shot has just sent an obvious message that she is READY for this match!!
SG1: Aria is holding the back of her head in pain! That must have been one painful shot, as she slowly crawls over to a corner and sits up against the bottom turnbuckle. The referee goes to check on her, as Madison Kaline PICKS UP the championship belt and walks right over to Aria! Madison now raises it up high, and some of the fans here in Denton are loving this and some of them are hating it! Madison pulls the referee up to his feet and hands him the belt.
Madison (off-mic): RING THE BELL!!! NOW!!!
Referee (off-mic): No, I need to assist Aria to see if she’s okay to wrestle this match.
Madison (off-mic): If you don’t ring that bell right now I swear to god I will-
SG1: AND ARIA JAXON!! ARIA JAXON!! ARIA TACKLING MADISON STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND AND DELIVERING RIGHTS AND LEFTS TO THE TEMPLE OF THE CHALLENGER! MADISON PUSHES ARIA OFF AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING, AS ARIA JAXON RISES TO HER FEET AND DARES HER TO ENTER THE RING AGAIN!
Gia: OHHH IT’S A BIG FIGHT FEEL HERE IN DENTON TONIGHT, AS THE FANS ARE ALL ON THEIR FEET CHEERING THIS ACTION ON! THIS MATCH HAS NOT EVEN STARTED YET! The referee now asking our champion to go to her corner, as Madison Kaline slides under the bottom rope into the ring and order has been restored! Our official raises the belt in the air signifying that this is INDEED for the Women’s World Title! He hands it off to our timekeeper, and he goes over and rings the bell …
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gia: AND WE ARE UNDERWAY!! AND MADISON KALINE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE GATE RUSHES TOWARDS ARIA, BUT ARIA JAXON LIFTS MADISON OFF OF THE GROUND AND SLAMS HER DOWN TO THE MAT! THE ASSAULT BEGINS AGAIN AS OUR CHAMPION DELIVERS LEFTS AND RIGHTS ONCE MORE TO THE TEMPLE! COUNTLESS HARD-HITTING FISTS STRAIGHT TO THE SKULL! Aria Jaxon rolls off of Madison, as both women climb to their feet!
SG1: Aria Jaxon takes down Madison with a clothesline … and another … AND ANOTHER! Madison back up again, attempts a clothesline of her own but Aria Jaxon ducks under it, spins her around and KNEES HER STRAIGHT IN THE THROAT!!! OH MY LORD! MADISON HITS THE DECK, AND IMMEDIATELY ROLLS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE, HOLDING THE FRONT OF HER NECK IN PAIN! SHE LEANS OVER OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE HERE AT RINGSIDE. GIA, SHE IS CHOKING! SHE CANNOT BREATHE!
Gia: Yes Madison is clearly in pain here, as she begins to cough and gasp for air! Madison begins to take some deep breaths, before slowly turning back towards the ring ….. OH LOOK OUT!! ARIA JAXON THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!! SUICIDE DIVE TO OUR CHALLENGER, AND MADISON GOES KIDNEY FIRST RIGHT INTO OUR TABLE!! Aria doesn’t stop there though! Aria grabs Madison by the hair and drags her over towards the security barricade and FLIPS HER BACK FIRST RIGHT INTO IT!! MY GOD! I think Madison’s pre-match attack might have pissed our champion off!
SG1: Evidently so, and we can see it in her face! She is mad! Aria Jaxon picks up Madison once more, and rolls her back into the ring. Aria climbs up onto the apron, as Madison stumbles back up to her feet! Aria SPRINGBOARDS … OHHH THE HOLLYWOOD HANGOVER!! THE SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG CONNECTS EARLY ON IN THIS MATCH, AS SHE ROLLS MADISON OVER FOR AN EARLY COVER!! HOOKS THE LEG!
Referee: OOOONNNEEE!!! TTTTWWWOOOO!!!
SG1: And a kick out! It’s going to take a little more than that to put away The Mistress of Death! But with the champion in control this early and this dominate, it could only be a matter of time! Aria once more lifts Madison up to her feet BUT MADISON WITH A JAWBREAKER!!! Aria stumbles back and Madison rises up to her feet and connects with a series of stiff elbow shots to the side of the head of the champ! Madison heads for the ropes now, and she rebounds for a RUNNING CROSSBODY!! BUT SHE’S NOT DONE! SHE WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND ARIA AS SHE RISES TO HER FEET AND DELIVERS A FALLING POWER SLAM!!! AND JUST LIKE THAT, THE MISTRESS OF DEATH HAS TAKEN CONTROL!
Gia: Madison knows that in order for a successful win here, keeping the fight continuously going against Aria is probably her best option here. Whenever Aria sees even a glimpse of hope, or a slightly cracked opening, you best believe she’s going to go for it immediately to take advantage! Madison has lifted Aria back to her feet now, swings her around and A GERMAN SUPLEX SENDING ARIA LANDING ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD!!!! And now Madison up to her feet, walks over and DELIVERS A FALLING KNEE TO THE BACK OF HER HEAD TOO! MADISON WANTS TO TARGET HER HEAD FOR WHATEVER REASON!
SG1: Well just like her custom made leather jacket Gia, she wants to rip Aria’s head off! Madison now lifts up the champ before throwing her through the second rope and to the floor!! Aria in a bad spot here!
Gia: No doubt. Madison Kaline now, what has she got in mind? She climbs through the second rope and out onto the ring apron, before ascending up to the top rope! Aria Jaxon is beginning to stir as she slowly rises to a vertical base! She turns … Madison dives …. OH MY LORD!!!! MADISON DIVES OFF AND CONNECTS WITH A DDT FROM THE TOP!!!! THAT TOOK THE WIND OUT OF THE CHALLENGER, BUT ARIA JAXON IS NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD EITHER!!! The referee leaves the ring to check on the two of them, and Madison is beginning to lift herself up slowly, holding her lower back in pain. The referee returns to the ring, as Madison lifts Aria up and rolls her under the bottom rope. Madison slides in and lifts up the out-of-it champion to her feet. Aria, however, drops to one knee, and Madison smirks! What’s she got in mind now?! Madison runs for the ropes, rebounds, and runs back … M.O.D.!!!!!!! THE FAMOUSER CONNECTS!!! HERE’S A COVER!
Referee: OOOONNNNEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWOOOO!!! TTTHHHRR—
SG1: And Aria kicks out! Madison hits one of her signature maneuvers, and despite her intentions to focus on the head of Aria, Aria is still in this one. The fighting champion kicks out. Madison grabs Aria by her hair and drags her into the middle of the ring, and now she’s beginning to taunt her!
Madison (off-mic): You stupid little bitch! Just give up! I’m not going to stop until I AM CHAMPION AGAIN!! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT?!
SG1: Aria is now beginning to slowly rise up to her knees…
Madison (off-mic): You’re a joke … you cannot represent these people like I can! You cannot please these people … just like you can’t please your man!!
SG1: OHHH AND ARIA WITH A BIG SLAP TO THE FACE OF MADISON!!! Madison steps back, and a red mark has been left on her right cheek!! Madison GOES FOR A BOOT TO THE FACE, but Aria rolls under it and she’s back to her feet! Aria heads for the ropes and comes roaring back with a HARD FOREARM!!! Aria runs for the ropes again, and comes back but MADISON WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!! NO! ARIA DUCKS IT, BACK TO THE ROPES ONCE MORE! ARIA JUMPS UP, SITTING ON MADISON’S SHOULDERS, AND SPINS BACK FOR A HURRICANRANA!! BUT MADISON DOESN’T GO DOWN!! MADISON INSTEAD IS FORCED INTO THE ROPES, BUT SHE REBOUNDS BACK FOR A PENALTY KICK!!! NO!!! ARIA FALLS BACK, AND MADISON’S LEG JUST MISSES!! ARIA KIPS UP!! ARIA KIPS UP!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!!! NO!!! MADISON DUCKS! ARIA ON HER BACK NOW, AS MADISON GRABS BOTH OF HER LEGS. BUT ARIA PUSHES HER BACK!! ARIA ROLLS TO HER FEET ONCE MORE! MADISON ATTEMPTS A RUNNING BIG BOOT BUT ARIA WITH THE MATRIX EVASION!!!! WHAT FLEXIBILITY! ARIA LIFTS HERSELF BACK UP, AND MADISON NOW … BACK HANDSPRING … HURRICANRANA TAKEDOWN AND ARIA FLIPS FORWARD BUT THE FORCE SENDS HER RIGHT BACK ONTO HER FEET!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!
Gia: IT’S A COUNTER PAAARRRTTTAAAYYY, AND EVERYONE’S INVITED!!!! ARIA ATTEMPTS A SPINNING HEEL KICK, MADISON DUCKS! MADISON ATTEMPTS A LEG SWEEP, BUT ARIA JUMPS OVER IT! ARIA RUNS AND DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE OF MADISON!!! NO!!! NO!!! MADISON IS HOLDING ARIA UP AROUND THE KNEES, AND FLIPS HER OVER HER HEAD!! BUT ARIA LANDS ON HER FEET ONCE MORE!!! ARIA RUNS THE ROPES, REBOUNDS BACK … MADISON WITH THE BIG BOOT!!!!!!! NO!!!! OH MY LORD ARIA WITH YET ANOTHER COUNTER!!! MADISON TURNS AROUND—
SG1: CCOONNTRRAACCTT KKKIILLLLEEERRRR!!! THE SUPERKICK CONNECTS RIGHT TO THE JAW OF MADISON KALINE, BUT SHE IS STILL ON HER FEET!! MADISON TRYING TO KEEP HER BALANCE. ARIA ONCE HEADS FOR THE ROPES AND COMES RUSHING BACK WITH A SLING BLADE!!! AND FINALLY, FINALLY, ONE OF THESE INCREDIBLY TALENTED WOMEN HAVE FALLEN!! BUT BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN ON THEIR BACKS, AS THE CROWD HERE RISE TO THEIR FEET FOR A STANDING OVATION!!! WHAT A MOMENT!
Gia: That was incredible action, SG1! Aria Jaxon climbs back to her feet, and takes a moment to catch her breath! Aria spots Madison crawling to a corner, and trying to use the ropes to lift herself back up to a vertical base! Aria storms over to her, BUT MADISON LIFTS ARIA OVER THE ROPES!!! Aria however lands on the apron, and Madison turns AND RECEIVES A HARD FOREARM!!! Aria Jaxon now … I think she’s thinking Hollywood Hangover once again!! Aria springboards … HOLLYWOOD HAAANNGGOOVVERRR!!—
SG1: NO!!! OH MY GOD A PELE KICK FROM MADISON KALINE CONNECTING PERFECTLY TO THE TEMPLE OF THE CHAMPION, AND ARIA LANDS HARD ON THE MAT, BUT ARIA DOES HER BEST TO QUICKLY GET BACK UP TO HER FEET AND—
SG1: AAAAAFFFFTTTEERRRLLIIIFFFEEE!!!!!!!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL, TURNING THE CHAMPION INSIDE OUT!!!! OH MY GOD! NEW CHAMPION, NEW CHAMPION! MADISON HOOKS BOTH LEGS AS THE REFEREE GOES FOR THE COVER …
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEE—
SG1: AND ARIA JAXON LIFTS A SHOULDER UP! MADISON CAN’T BELIEVE IT, AS SHE GETS UP AND GETS IN THE REFEREE’S FACE!!!
Madison (off-mic): COME ON, THAT HAD TO BE THREE!!!! COME ON!!!!
Gia: Madison has got to try and stay calm here. We know that she can lose her cool in situations, but she can’t afford to do that in this championship match here!! Madison takes a deep breath, closing her eyes, nods to herself. I think she has a plan in mind here…
Madison (turning back to the referee, off-mic): ….NO OKAY REF, YOU NEED TO LEARN TO COUNT FASTER!! ARE YOU AN IDIOT?! ARE YOU THICK IN THE HEAD?! DO YOU–
Gia: OH MY!! ARIA JAXON!! ARIA JAXON!! THE PINKPRINT!!!!!!! THE PINKPRINT CONNECTS!!!! OH MY GOD, IT’S OVER!! HERE’S THE COVER…
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEE!!!!
Gia: NOOOOOOO!! MADISON KALINE KICKS OUT!!!! MADISON HAS KICKED OUT OF THE PINKPRINT! NOT A LOT OF WOMEN HERE ON EMPIRE HAVE KICKED OUT OF THAT MOVE, BUT THE MISTRESS OF DEATH JUST DID!! ARIA CANNOT BELIEVE IT!
SG1: What an incredible title match; exceeding all expectations here! Both women want this title more than anything else in the world right now! Madison’s been after it for two years, and Aria would rather not lose the title in the span of a month once again! Aria, struggling to her feet, still holding that head of hers. Madison also is starting to come to here, but Aria is the one that’s on her feet first! Just one final move will end this thing, I’m sure!! Aria Jaxon slowly limps over to the challenger, and grabs Madison Kaline by the hair and pulls her to her feet—
Gia: OH MY GOD!! MADISON LIFTS ARIA JAXON ONTO HER SHOULDERS! WHAT THE HELL’S SHE GOT IN MIND HERE?! MADISON LIFTS HER OFF ……. DEEEAAADDD BYYYYY DDDAAYYYYLLIIIGGGHHTTTT!!! THE FIREMAN’S CARRY STUNNER!! THAT’S HER BOYFRIEND’S MOVE! THAT’S KEELAN CETINICH’S FINISHING MOVE!!! MADISON LAYS BACK ON ARIA FOR A LAZY PIN ATTEMPT, BUT ARIA IS OUT! THE REFEREE DROPS TO COUNT THE COVER…
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEE!!!!
Gia: IT’S OVER!! … WAIT, WHAT?!?! NO WAY! ARIA JAXON KICKED OUT AGAIN!!! THIS IS UNREAL!! MADISON IS THROWING A TANTRUM ON THE GROUND, RAPIDLY SLAMMING HER HANDS DOWN ONTO THE MAT!! MADISON IS LOSING HER COOL. THIS IS NOT GOOD!!
SG1: BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE AFFECTING HER WAY OF THINKING TOO MUCH HERE. SHE’S STILL FOCUSED ON ENDING ARIA JAXON! SHE FORCEFULLY GRABS ARIA BY THE HAIR, AND OH MY GOD SHE JUST RIPPED SOME OF ARIA’S HAIR RIGHT OUT!!! MADISON IS HOLDING A CHUNK OF THAT PURPLE HAIR! OHHH!! ARIA WITH A KICK TO THE GUT OF MADISON! THE HAIR ACTUALLY DISTRACTED THE CHALLENGER, AND MADISON DROPS TO ONE KNEE! ARIA BACK UP, RUNS TO THE ROPES. WHAT’S SHE GOT IN MIND—
KKKAAAAIIIIISSSEEERRR’SSS CCRRROOOOWWWWNNN!!!! ARIA JAXON NOW HITTING HER FIANCEE’S FINISHING MOVE – THE CURB STOMP – TO MADISON KALINE!! THAT’S GOTTA BE ALL SHE WROTE! IT’S GOTTA BE! ARIA CRAWLS SLOWLY TO THE COVER, HOOKS BOTH LEGS NOW …
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gia: IT’S OVER!! IT’S OVER!! ARIA HAS WON!!– … WAIT, WHAT?! HOLD ON!!! HOLD ON!!! MADISON KALINE’S LEFT FOOT!!! LOOK SG1, IT’S ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! AND THE REFEREE HAS SPOTTED THIS, BUT ARIA JAXON THINKS SHE’S WON!! MADISON IS CELEBRATING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
SG1: THE TIMEKEEPER ALSO THOUGHT SHE WON! THE BELL HAD BEEN RUNG TO SIGNIFY THE END OF THE MATCH! SOME FANS ARE CELEBRATING, BUT THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO TELL ARIA THAT THIS MATCH IS NOT OVER!! THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLY CLOSE PINFALL!
Referee (off-mic): Aria, you have NOT won!! Look at Madison’s foot! The timekeeper made a mistake!
Aria (off-mic): ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW, REF?!?!?!
Gia: And the referee exits the ring, telling our ring announcer Jasmine AND the timekeeper that the much is not over! This championship match is STILL UNDERWAY!!! The referee slides back into the ring, and STOPS IN HIS TRACKS because the champion is staring DAGGERS INTO HIS EYES! Aria slowly turns around … MADISON IS BACK UP!! SHE RUNS FORWARD … AFTERLIFE!!! AFTERLIFE AGAIN!!! … WAIT, NO! ARIA DUCKS UNDER IT, AND MADISON CONNECTS WITH THE REFEREE!!! THE REF IS DOWN! THE REF IS DOWN!
SG1: OH NO! I’m sure Madison didn’t intend to do that! Madison gets back up, very upset! She turns and ARIA WITH THE CONTRACT KILLER!!!! … NO!!! MADISON DUCKS, AND SPINS AROUND THE BODY OF ARIA JAXON!!! GERMAN RELEASE SUPLEX!!! ARIA ONCE MORE LANDS ON HER HEAD, AND ARIA IS DOWN!! Madison rolls out of the ring to check on the referee, trying to get him up, but he is out! He is down and out! He doesn’t look like he’s getting up anytime soon! Madison on her knees now has her hands on her hips, trying to figure out what the hell to do next!! Aria in the ring is beginning to slowly recuperate. Madison sighs and shakes her head… AND NOW SHE’S LOOKING UNDER THE RING!!
Gia: OH MADDIE, NO! DON’T RUIN A PERFECTLY CLEAN CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH BY TRYING TO WIN DIRTY! WHAT HAS SHE GOT THERE …. OH NO!!! OH NOOOOO!!! IT’S HER SIGNATURE BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT!! Madison looks up and down it, admiring the weapon! She closes her eyes, takes a deep breath, and begins to talk to it…
Madison (off-mic): Give … me … strength …
Gia: Madison opens her eyes and now slides into the ring! Aria Jaxon has no idea what’s about to happen to her! Aria stumbles to her feet, slowly turns around … AND MADISON SWINGS THE BAT!!!!!!!
NOOO!! ARIA DUCKS UNDER IT, AND MADISON ACCIDENTALLY RELEASES THE WEAPON AND IT FLIES OUT OF THE RING! MADISON TURNS TOWARDS ARIA … CONTRACT KILLEEEERRR!!!! NO!!! NO!!! ONCE AGAIN, MADISON AVOIDS IT AS SHE RUNS FOR THE ROPES AND COMES BACK … AAAAFFFTTERRRRLLIIFFFEEE!!! OH MY GOD ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ARIA DUCKS UNDER THAT TOO AS SHE RUNS TOWARDS A CORNER AND JUMPS UP ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AFTER DOING A 180 DEGREE TURN IN THE AIR!! WHAT BALANCE AND AGILITY SHE HAS!! MADISON RUNS FORWARD TOWARDS HER AND …….. NO!!!!!!! CALIFORNIA CRUSH!!!!!!!! CALIFORNIA CRUSH!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!! THE DIVING CORKSCREW STUNNER CONNECTS!! ANOTHER REFEREE RUNS DOWN THE RAMP AND SLIDES INTO THE RING, AS ARIA JAXON THROWS HER ARM OVER MADISON’S CHEST FOR A WEAK COVER …
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHRRRREEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Formation” by Beyonce plays to a big ovation as Aria rolls off the top of Madison and begins to slowly rise to her knees in the middle of the ring, holding her head in pain. The second referee hands her the title…)
Jasmine Peyton: The winner of this match … AAAAANNDDD SSSTTTILLLL … THE EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION!!! ….. AAAARRRIIIAAAA JJJJJAAAAAAAXXXXOOONNNN!!
Gia: WHAT!! A!! MATCH!! BACK AND FORTH THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH. COUNTER AFTER COUNTER, FINISHER AFTER FINISHER! I DIDN’T THINK THIS BOUT WAS EVER GOING TO END!! BOTH WOMEN PUT ON AN ABSOLUTELY SHOW, AND MADISON MIGHT HAVE COME UP SHORT, SHE MIGHT HAVE JUST WRESTLED HER BEST MATCH IN A LONG, LONG TIME!
SG1: IT’S EVIDENT SHE STILL HAS THE TALENT AND THE SKILL TO BE IN CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES SUCH AS THIS ONE, AND GAVE ARIA JAXON ONE HELL OF A FIGHT!! MAYBE OUR GENERAL MANAGER TARAH NOVA HAS SEEN THIS AS WELL!
Gia: PROPS TO MADISON, BUT A BIG, BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ARIA JAXON!! SHE S STILL THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION!! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US EVERYBODY FOR ANOTHER INCREDIBLE EDITION OF EMPIRE!! WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK–
(“Confident” by Demi Lovato plays, interrupting Gia, as Cailin Dillon walks out in an overcoat with a serious look on her face. She gets big heat as she heads down the aisle…)
Gia: What the hell is Cailin Dillon doing out here?!
SG1: Perhaps she’s coming to give props to Aria Jaxon?
Gia: I highly doubt that, SG1. Cailin Dillon slides into the ring, as Aria Jaxon looks on. Madison Kaline is backing up into a corner upset, holding her neck in pain, as she looks on as well. However, Cailin Dillon doesn’t take her eyes off of our champion…
Aria (off-mic): What do you want?! What, you want another shot at this? Honey, I’m all for it but you’ve had your opportunity and you’ve failed. So why don’t you go to the back, fix that god awful makeup, and do something productive with your career!
Gia: Choice words by Aria Jaxon, as she goes to leave the ring, brushing past Cailin Dillon and–
SG1: OH MY LORD!! CAILIN SPINS ARIA AROUND AND LIFTS HER ONTO HER SHOULDERS!!! OH NO!!! TRAILER!!!!!!! PARK!!!!!!!!! DEVASTATION!!!!!!!!! THE TRAILER PARK DEVASTATION CONNECTS, AS CAILIN DILLON RISES TO HER FEET WITH A BIG GRIN ON HER FACE.
Gia: SHE’S MAKING HER INTENTIONS KNOWN THAT SHE WANTS THAT TITLE AGAIN… BUT WHAT IS SHE DOING NOW?! SHE’S STARTING TO TAKE OFF THAT OVERCOAT. SHE UNZIPS IT, BEFORE UNDOING THE BUTTONS AND …. AND …..
OHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOD!!!! UNDERNEATH THAT OVERCOAT ……….. CAILIN DILLON IS WEARING A SANATORIUM T-SHIRT!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! THE CROWD REACTS IN A SHOCK AS CAILIN DILLON LAUGHS. SHE TURNS AROUND TO SHOW MADISON, AND MADISON IS TOO IN SHOCK!! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!
SG1: CAILIN DILLON IS NOW APART OF THE SANATORIUM?!?! REALLY?!?! THIS IS CRAZY!! CAILIN DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE’S DONE YET THOUGH, AS SHE KICKS ARIA OVER ONTO HER BACK, BEFORE PICKING UP HER CHAMPIONSHIP. SHE SQUATS DOWN AND GRABS BOTH ENDS OF THE BELT AND HOLDS IT OVER ARIA’S FACE…
Cailin (off-mic): Welcome to the madness, bitch.
Gia: HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!! CAILIN DILLON JUST RIPPED THAT BELT IN HALF!!! WHAT PURE STRENGTH FROM THE SANATORIUM’S NEWEST SISTER!!! CAILIN HAS BOTH HALVES OF THAT BELT IN HAND NOW, AND SHE’S LEAVING THE RING!! CAILIN DILLON IS WALKING AWAY WITH THAT BELT. ARIA JAXON IS OUT, MADISON KALINE IS STILL IN SHOCK, AND CAILIN DILLON IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE GOD DAMNED SANATORIUM?!?!?! WHAT ON EARTH?!?!
(Cailin Dillon turns around with a smirk on her face, as she holds both halves in the air to boos, as Empire fades out to black…)
(EAW LOGO BUZZES.)