( EAW Intro plays )
(The feed shows static cutting in and out as it shows snippets of images from matches leading up to now. As the screen continues to flicker, almost as if it is trying to go back to its normal design before it shuts off completely.)
“We’ve gone way too fast for way too long”
(The screen starts to fade into a video, showing Cailin Dillon hitting the Texas Two-Step to Sheridan, before cutting to her holding the championship belt high.)
“And we were never supposed to make it half this far”
(The screen cuts to the Coven laying out Stephanie Matsuda, Alexis Diemos with her boot planted firmly on Stephanie’s chest as she raises her arm high.)
“And I lived so much life, lived so much life”
(The image transitions to Stephanie Matsuda charging into Alexis, throwing strikes down at her before security pulls her off)
“I think that God is gonna have to kill me twice”
(The scene transitions to Tarah Nova, getting ‘fired’, and subsequently an image of her being held back by security as she tries to go after Cleopatra.)
“Kill me twice, like my name was Nikki Sixx, I woke up in my shoes again but somewhere you exist, singing”
(The scene moves to Tarah standing confidently in the ring, as scenes cut in of Azumi Goto, Amelie Larrieux, and Kimi Hendrix competing around her before they all turn to ‘face her’.)
“Oops I did it again, I forgot what I was losing my mind about”
(The scene moves to Brody Sparks getting face to face with Consuela Rose Ava, transitioning over to her attacking her with the belt.)
“Oh, I only wrote this down to make you press rewind”
(The scene moves to Aria Jaxon pinning Cameron Ella Ava, following up with Cam degrading and mocking Aria, as she holds up the title)
“And send a message”
(The transition moves to Aria, Cameron, and Cailin all in the ring at once, with Cailin holding her boot in front of Aria’s face.)
“I WAS YOUNG AND A MENACE”
(TERMINUS flashes across the screen before the image fades to the ringside area, as the Damai Center bursts with pyro, the arena filled with thousands of people all chanting EAW, over and over again. The camera moves along the ringside area, taking in a view of the entire crowd before moving to the announce table.)
SG1: WELCOME TO THE FINAL FPV BEFORE PAIN FOR PRIDE, AND THE FPV WERE WE HIT THE FINAL ROADBLOCK AT FULL SPEED!!! THIS…IS TERMINUS!!! We are live here in the great Damai Center in Dalian China, where I am joined by my broadcast partner. Starr Stan!
Starr Stan: I know I’m usually the one to comment on how many Asians are in this place, but WOW look at these people!!! These people are ravenous for some action here tonight, but let’s also give two special shout outs. We have some other special guests with us! Let’s start off with our Spanish announce team! We are joined by Samantha Garza and Gia Cervantez!!!
SG1: And over for our Mandarin announce team, two surprising names. I didn’t think that either of these two spoke Mandarin, but I guess everyone can surprise you. Erica Ford and Jun Nobunaga!
Starr Stan: Terminus is a night for rivalries to both be laid to rest, and for matches to intensify and heat up. It’s the final road block, like you said, and we have some exciting fights here tonight!
SG1: The Extreme Enigma Fatal Four Way elimination matchup is tonight, as Tarah Nova, Azumi Goto, Kimi Hendrix, and Amelie Larrieux fight to see just who makes it to Pain for Pride. Add on to that with the amazing tag team match that will be happening as well as both champions of Empire: Cameron Ella Ava and Brody Sparks compete against their respective competition in Aria Jaxon and Consuela Rose Ava!
Starr Stan: You are forgetting, we have Cailin Dillon in that matchup as the special guest referee! You think she’ll be impartial for that matchup?!
SG1: Top that off with the horrendous Devil’s Pit Match for custody of Lauryn. Stephanie Matsuda has really gotten under Alexis Diemos skin, and for them to declare that this kind of match will settle it all…it makes the blood run cold just thinking about it.
Starr Stan: And we have more action to add on to that. So, why should we wait! Let’s get to the action!!!!
(The camera switches to the ring as the ring announcer takes her position.)
RA: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: Yī qiūtiān!!!!!
(“Beast” by Nico Vega plays as Jocelyn Diemos quickly skips out to the ring, stopping on the entrance ramp and turning to display a new shirt design. She spins back around, skipping down to the ring with a big smile plastered on her face.)
RA: Introducing first! Representing the Coven! Weighing in at 117 pounds! She is the Unbridled Fury! JOCELYN DIEMOOOOOOS!!
Starr Stan: Last week, Jocelyn challenged Savannah Sunshine, saying that the two of them would fight for their friendship…whatever that means. Jocelyn has a bit too many screws loose in her head for her to make sense.
SG1: She is a Diemos. I wouldn’t expect her to make sense, in the slightest. But you know what is even more terrifying about this? It’s the fact that Savannah accepted it, knowing full well that Jocelyn is basically Empire’s bite sized psychopath that likes to knock her opponents unconscious, as opposed to just winning the match like a normal human being.
Starr Stan: Well, there was your first problem. She isn’t a normal human being by the slightest margin of anything! She’s a Diemos…I thought I said that already!
(Jocelyn paces back and forth in the ring before extending her arms out. The lights dim out until they come back in earthen yellow and green tones. The Brassy tones of “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” by Suburban Legends plays as Savannah Sunshine bursts from the back, looking at the large crowd which begin to chant her name.)
RA: And her opponent! From Candyland, USA by way of Philadelphia!!! Weighing in at 140 pounds!!! She is Double S!!! SAVANNAAAAAAH SUNSHINE!!!!
SG1: Listen to this crowd Starr!!! All on their feet for this chipper and beautiful young girl! It’s like the whole world is firmly behind her, and I personally love it!
Starr Stan: You would love it. Look, Savannah has proved that she can go one on one with some of the best in our business, but I think that she’s still a greenhorn. She’s too happy and giggly. She doesn’t get that she needs to be serious when she’s in the ring.
SG1: So, what do you think about her going against someone as dangerous as Jocelyn? When it comes down to it, this may be her biggest challenge yet.
Starr Stan: Yeah, but in the end she has to rely on actually being good in the ring, not by trying to be a pretty, pretty princess. So, let’s see if she can indeed be a genuine contender and force to be reckoned with here, tonight.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: Well there’s the bell, and the match is officially underway! Jocelyn shooting for the leg but Savannah backing away and into the ropes, preventing Jocelyn from the grab. Jocelyn shooting back for the legs, and Savannah this time gets caught but drives herself back first into the turnbuckles, forcing Jocelyn to relinquish the hold. Jocelyn backs up, raising her hands as Savannah gets out of the corner.
Starr Stan: Jocelyn showing some restraint here, which is different from what I’m used to seeing Jocelyn do. Savannah pushing herself out of the corner and now both girls going into a collar elbow tie up. Jocelyn though, quickly hooking the arm of Savannah though and getting her into a hammerlock. Jocelyn wrenching on that arm harder, dragging her across to the center of the ring.
SG1: Savannah still trying to fight out of it, as Jocelyn hooks the leg with her own. Modified russian leg sweep, dropping her right on her own arm, and now Jocelyn switching positions, throwing some elbows down at the fallen Savannah, but quickly she gets herself out of that dangerous position. Savannah drawing herself back to her feet as Jocelyn quickly follows suit, going for a clothesline!
Starr Stan: Savannah ducking the lariat, Jocelyn turning around, and GETS CAUGHT WITH A STANDING DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE JAW!!!! Now Savannah has some leeway in this matchup. Savannah cracking Jocelyn right in the skull with that dropkick and quickly moving herself into a mount. Savannah trying to keep her momentum on her own side, throwing haymaker style bombs down on the fallen Jocelyn. Jocelyn though, twisting her body up, wrapping her legs around the right arm of Savannah!
SG1: Jocelyn, using her small size to get the advantage there, keeping her legs locked around that arm. Trying to get a triangle choke locked in, but Savannah keeps turning her body away, to keep the lock from getting fully locked in. Savannah twisting herself all the way around and, WOAH!!! SAVANNAH TURNING JOCELYN ONTO HER STOMACH!!! SHARPSHOOTER!!! USING JOCELYN’S OWN SUBMISSION LOCK AGAINST HER THERE!!!
Starr Stan: Savannah showing her chops here, keeping her body lowered to do more damage to the spine. Savannah reeling back as hard as she can, putting pressure on that lower back. Jocelyn forced to release her own hold, crawling herself towards the ropes. Savannah following her over, grabbing onto her legs to try to pull her back but Jocelyn holding the ropes! Savannah lifting her up and JOCELYN LANDS ON HER FEET!!! SAVANNAH GOING FOR A CHARGE AND THERE’S A VICIOUS ELBOW TO THE FOREHEAD OF SAVANNAH! JOCELYN SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE ROPES AND MOONSAULTS OVER HER, HOOKING THE NECK ON THE WAY DOWN!!! INVERTED DDT!!! COVER!!!
NO!!! KICKOUT AT TWO!
SG1: What a swing of momentum for Jocelyn now! And Jocelyn wants to ride that wave of momentum, urging Savannah to get up from the other side of the ring. Savannah struggling up to her feet as Jocelyn rebounds off the ropes!!! DISCUS ELBOW!!!! NO!!! SAVANNAH DUCKING UNDERNEATH IT AND DELIVERS ONE OF HER OWN RIGHT TO THE JAW OF JOCELYN!!! JOCELYN RESPONDING WITH A HARD FOREARM TO THE JAW OF SAVANNAH!!!
Starr Stan: YEAH BUT SAVANNAH ISN’T GOING DOWN! SAVANNAH STAYING ON HER FEET AND FIRES BACK WITH A FOREARM TO THE JAW OF JOCELYN! JOCELYN STAGGERED!!! JOCELYN THOUGH, FIRING FORWARD WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK! SAVANNAH MOVING OUT OF THE WAY AND JOCELYN BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES, RIGHT INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF SAVANNAH!!! WAIST LOCK!!!
SG1: Savannah trying to pull Jocelyn up for the German Suplex here!
Starr Stan: American Suplex.
SG1: …German Suplex! Jocelyn though, hooking her feet around the middle rope, keeping herself from going over! Jocelyn tugging herself forward and DRIVES SAVANNAH NECK FIRST INTO THE TOP ROPE!! JOCELYN MOVING HERSELF TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING AGAIN AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES!!! STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN!!! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH TO THE JAW!!! SAVANNAH GOES DOWN HARD ONTO HER BACK AND NOW JOCELYN CALLING FOR THE CROWD THAT THIS IS OVER!! SHE HAS REACHED THE END!!!
Starr Stan: Jocelyn sliding her palm against her elbow, calling to the crowd that she is going to finish Savannah off in brutal fashion. Jocelyn tugging Savannah up by her hair, staring her in the eyes before running her tongue on her forehead. Ugh! What is she doing?!
SG1: Marking the spot for destruction it seems like. Jocelyn pulling her elbow back and shooting it forward…SAVANNAH DUCKS THE ELBOW AND DELIVERS A HEADBUTT RIGHT TO THE JAW OF JOCELYN!!! JOCELYN STAGGERED AND FALLING BACK, GOING INTO THE ROPES AS SAVANNAH LIFTS HERSELF UP AND CHARGES RIGHT FOR HER!!! JOCELYN TOO STAGGERED TO DODGE AS SAVANNAH DELIVERS A BICYCLE KICK RIGHT TO THE JAW OF JOCELYN!!!
Starr Stan: WHAT A KICK!!! JESUS CHRIST!!! JOCELYN STAGGERED AND ON SHAKY LEGS!!! SAVANNAH WITH A HARD KICK TO THE STOMACH AND BACKING UP A STEP! RUNNING FORWARD NOW AND…SHINIEST RAINBOW CONNECTS!!! THE SHINING WIZARD, THAT KNEE GOING STRAIGHT INTO THE JAW OF JOCELYN WHO FALLS STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND ON HER BACK!!! SAVANNAH WITH THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
RA: Here’s your winner, Savannah Sunshine!!!
(Savannah doesn’t move from her position, panting as she rolls onto her back, raising one arm in victory as Jocelyn holds her skull. Savannah gets up to her feet, holding her hands up high as the crowd cheers for her.)
SG1: What an amazing victory by Savannah Sunshine! Seriously! Winning on Terminus in the very first match, and against a very game opponent in Jocelyn!
(Savannah looks down at Jocelyn before holding out her hand, helping her up. Jocelyn looks her in the eyes before grabbing her in a tight hug, Savannah reciprocating.)
Starr Stan: I WANT THEM TO KILL EACH OTHER, DAMN IT! NOT THIS LOVEY DOVEY NONSENSE!!
SG1: I guess that was the point of the battle for friendship. These two are stronger for it!!! We’ll be right back ladies and gentlemen! Don’t go anywhere!
(The camera opens to Stephanie Matsuda preparing for her match in the women’s locker room. Aria Jaxon walks up to her, putting her shades over her head.)
Aria: Hey you.
Stephanie: Hey ‘Ria.
Aria: Before you go out there tonight, I want to apologize for what I did after you lost that Inferno match. I had no right to-
Stephanie: You was right about everything. My obsession with vengeance caused me to abandon the most important people in my life and put them in danger’s way.
Aria: In a way, I feel I helped contribute to you making those decisions. I should have been more understanding.
Stephanie: If things were different, I wouldn’t have found my path. I didn’t make the best life choices in recent memory, but I would do it all again if it leads to me feeling the way I do about myself now.
Aria: Heh, you never regret anything do you?
Stephanie: A life of regret is one wasted. You ready for tonight?
Aria: You know it. I just hope Cailin knows her role and plays nice.
Female voice: And what role would that be?
(Cailin Dillon walks up to Aria.)
Aria: The part of the fair referee.
Cailin: (grins) Don’t you worry AJ. The only one I’m screwing is-
Cailin: And there it is.
Aria: (laughs) You two, I swear. It’s interesting how the last time we shared the same space it was in a ring, going at each other’s throats.
Stephanie: And before that, we called ourselves Formation.
Cailin: (sighs) Yeah…
(a moment of silence)
Aria: We may not see eye to eye these days, but we can agree that you need to beat Alexis’ ass. Cailin and I are not close to the Hunters like you, but I love those girls. I’m sure Cai does too.
Cailin: Damn straight. Sanatorium went too far this time.
Another voice: Excuse me, ladies.
(All the women look to see Miss Manami walking into view)
Miss Manami: (laughs) No need to be formal in front of your friends. Ladies, do you mind if I speak with Cloud for a moment?
Aria: Sure. Laters, Cloud.
(Aria and Cailin exit)
Stephanie: What’s on your mind?
Manami: Remember what we discussed?
Stephanie: Yes. I’m ready.
Manami: Good. I have something to show you.
(Stephanie follows Manami off screen)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Ring Announcer: The following contest…is a Last Woman Standing MATCH!
SG1: Alright ladies and gentlemen we’re are all geared up for a very bitter and intense rivalry to have an extreme ending tonight!
Starr Stan: That’s right and Keelan Cetinich who is seated in the front row audience conveniently will be heading straight to somebody’s bed sheets tonight!
Starr Stan: What? Do you expect me to lie to these people? I’m an honest man SG1!
SG1: Sometimes too honest…
(Sounds of Silence by Disturbed hits as Madison Kaline steps out onto the stage with a barbed wire baseball bat in her hands. She points the bat down to the ring then begins to march down to the ring with her head pointed up to the sky. Madison slides into the ring and the crowd is buzzing in anticipation. She then raises the Bat up into the air and winks to Keelan in the front row.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing FIRST! Representing The Coven…From Tampa Bay, Florida…she is “The Mistress of Death” MAAAAADIIIIISOOOOOON KAAAAAALIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SG1: And here she comes, The Sanatorium’s Sadistic Sister herself, Madison Kaline!
Starr Stan: And you know she’s here with that trusty Bat of hers to claim some home runs! And for a show like this I’m gonna need a hotdog and a slice of apple pie!
SG1: Starr sit down! We have a job to do!
Starr Stan: Right right, but my point still stands. She’s got that barbed wire bat and you know what she plans on swinging it upside!
SG1: Of course but we’ll see if she can get a good shot in not too long from now.
(“OG Bobby Johnson” by Que plays as strobe lights begin flashing on the entrance stage, and smoke begins to come out and fog the stage up. As Que begins to rap, Megan appears through the smoke with a smug look on her face. She walks down the entrance ramp with massive self-confidence before climbing up onto the ring apron and throwing her snapback off of her head, and jumping over the ropes.)
Starr Stan: And here we go this is the last woman standing match! Madison Kaline and Megan Raine have been beefing hardcore over who’s gonna get to be the one to go down under with Keelan Cetinich!
SG1: Starr focus on the match please…I don’t want to think about that!
Starr Stan: Well your imagination just isn’t nearly as vast as mine now is it?
SG1: Look I wish you’d take this a little bit more seriously and buckle down beca-
Starr Stan: AND MADISON KALINE RUSHES IN AND SMASHES THAT BAT RIGHT INTO THE BACK OF MEGAN RAINE’S HEAD! THINGS ARE STARTING OFF WITH A BANG HERE!
SG1: Thank god…but yes back into the ring now! Madison is stomping away at Megan! Just brutalizing her as she rolls out of the ring to gain some space!
Starr Stan: But Madison remains all over Megan like she probably was all over Keelan last night!
SG1: STARR ENOUGH WITH THE JOKES! THIS IS A SERIOUS MATCHUP! WHEN ARE YOU GOI-
Starr Stan: And Maddie whipping Megan into the barricade with vicious force! I don’t envy Megan right about now!
SG1: …right. Madison now leaning over the barricade to whisper something to Keelan as Megan sweeps her legs! Maddie’s chin bouncing off the top of the barricade and she hits the ground with a hard thud!
Starr Stan: Megan now driving her knee into the face and upper chest of Madison! And the tables certainly have turned as Megan Raine is finally in the driver’s seat in this Last Woman Standing matchup!
SG1: That’s right folks if you’re just tuning in Madison Kaline and Megan Raine are at each other’s throats quite literally trying to beat the other down to the point where they won’t answer the referee’s count of ten!
Starr Stan: I think everybody knows what the rules of this match are SG1.
SG1: Shut up and do your job already!
Starr Stan: Megan whipping Madison right into the apron! And now delivering a shoulder thrust to drive her further into it! Megan now grabbing Kaline and launching her into that steel ring post!
SG1: BUT MADISON COUNTERS! MEGAN GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE POST! SHE’S BUSTED OPEN!
Starr Stan: YOU COULD HEAR THAT LOUD THUD FROM ANYWHERE IN THIS ARENA!
SG1: Most certainly and Madison now dragging Megan Raine by her hair over to our way! You know I’m pretty sure the people directly behind us haven’t been able to see the action until now Starr, but they’re getting a good look at it here!
Starr Stan: ARE YOU IMPLYING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE SHORT BECAUSE THEY’RE CHINESE?!
SG1: No Starr…I’m saying that because we’re in front of them…
Starr Stan: Right…yea that’s what I was thinking too…of course…HAHAHAHA!
SG1: I need a new partner…
Starr Stan: Madison smashing Megan’s face right into our Table! SG1 You might wanna grab your things because our table might not be here for much longer!
SG1: You’re right Starr, at this rate both the competitors and the table will need a ten bell salute next Empire if things continue to be as physical as they have been!
Starr Stan: Megan with a back elbow to Madison’s neck! And she starts crawling away! Trying to gain some sort of separation!
SG1: But Madison has lost it and she’s all over her! BUT MEGAN HAS THE EQUALIZER! STEEL CHAIR SHOT TO THE RIBS! AND A CRACKING SHOT TO THE BACK! MADISON IS DOWN! Megan now grabbing Madison Kaline’s limp body and rolling her back into the ring. Megan then unfolds the chair and takes a seat in it as she calls the ref over to begin the ten count procedure! Is it going to end just like that?!
Starr Stan: Madison Kaline picking herself up now!
SG1: AND SHE’S BACK UP!
Madison Kaline (No Mic): You think you can keep me down that easily bitch?
Starr Stan: And we’re back on as Megan is folding that chair back up, but is cut off by Maddie delivering a front chop block!
SG1: Now Madison’s got the chair and she’s giving a sadistic smirk out to the audience who is in approval of whatever she’s about to do!
Starr Stan: MADISON KALINE JUST SMASHING THAT CHAIR REPEATEDLY INTO THE BACK OF MEGAN RAINE! SHE’S NOT TRYING TO BEAT HER! SHE’S TRYING TO END HER DAMN LIFE!
SG1: We knew this was going to be a fight! There has barely been any semblance of wrestling throughout this entire match, and I don’t think we’re going to start seeing much of it here.
Starr Stan: Madison now setting up that steel chair sticking it into the turnbuckle! What kind of crazy plans is she cooking up in that head!?
SG1: Obviously not good ones if your name is Megan Raine, whom is barely scraping herself up using the ropes for assistance. But here comes Maddis charging in!
Starr Stan: MATRIX DODGE BY MEGAN! Madison turns back around and NOW AN ARM DRAG! And Megan locking in an arm bar! Megan Raine bouncing off the ropes now and coming in for a bigtime running dropkick!
SG1: She’s got Madison on the ropes! AND MEGAN GRABS THE BAT! THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD I CAN TELL!
Starr Stan: MEGAN SWINGING FOR THE FENCES AND CRACKS THE BAT RIGHT UPSIDE MADISON’S SKULL! MADISON IS NOW BLOODIED UP AS WELL! SHE FALLS WITH A THUD AS MEGAN FALLS TO A SEATED POSITION HERSELF! THE REFEREE BEGINS COUNTING FOR BOTH WOMEN!
Starr Stan: Both ladies slowly picking themselves up, I can’t even believe they’re still going!
SG1: AND THEY’RE BACK UP! MEGAN DROPPED THE BAT AND NOW THEY’RE JUST THROWING FISTS AT EACH OTHER! BACK AND FORTH THE RIGHT HANDS FLY!
Starr Stan: MEGAN GAINING THE UPPER HAND HERE AS SHE’S PUSHING MADISON BACK!
SG1: MADDIE WITH A TIMELY DODGE AS SHE GRABS RAINE AND IRISH WHIPS HER RIGHT TO THE CORNER WITH THE STEEL CHAIR LOCKED IN! AND MEGAN MEETS IT HEAD ON! OUCH!
Starr Stan: She’s staggering out of the corner as Madison runs up and HITS A SPEAR TO KEEP HER DOWN!
SG1: BOTH OF THEM BLEEDING OUT AS MADISON WIPES THE BLOOD FROM HER FOREHEAD AND LICKS IT STARING OUT INTO KEELAN’S DIRECTION!
Starr Stan: Didn’t take him for the type to be into that, but hey not gonna knock the guy.
SG1: Keelan looks a bit paralyzed at what he’s seeing to be honest, I don’t think he knows what to think of what’s happened all for him!
Starr Stan: He’s one lucky man, that’s all I can say. He’s got two ladies out here fighting to the death for him!
SG1: While you’re right I think we need to zero in on the fact that Madison is keeping the referee from making his count.
Referee (No Mic): She is down and I need to begin the ten count!
Madison (No Mic): I don’t care! I’m not done yet with her! I need to break her more than just physically before this is over!
Starr Stan: AND THAT’S WHY THEY CALL HER SADISTIC EVERYONE! MADISON KALINE LIFTING UP MEGAN RAINE AND LIFTING HER LIMP BODY UP FOR A SUPLEX! AND SHE DROPS HER RIGHT ON THAT STEEL CHAIR! MADDIE NOW SCALING THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
SG1: WHEN’S ENOUGH GOING TO BE ENOUGH?!
Starr Stan: LIVING LEGEND BOMB, THE MOONSAULT! MADISON SOARING THROUGH THE SKY AS SHE CRASHES ONTO MEGAN RAINE!
Madison Kaline (No Mic): Just one more thing…
SG1: Madison Kaline lifting up Megan one more time. She bounces off the ropes and HITS THE AFTERLIFE! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!
Starr Stan: I AM PRETTY SURE MEGAN RAINE JUST GOT SENT TO THE AFTERLIFE! HELL SPECIFICALLY! AND NOW MADISON SHOUTING FOR THE REFEREE TO COUNT TO TEN, BUT I THINK YOU COULD COUNT TO ONE HUNDRED AND IT WOULDN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
SG1: You’re right and Madison planting her boot on Megan’s face to add salt to the wounds.
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Sounds of Silence by Disturbed sounds off as Madison Kaline slides out of the ring, grabs Keelan by the collar, and pulls him into the ring for a deep kiss as they both stand over the limp and bloodied body of Megan Raine.)
(Maddie smirks to the camera as she pulls from Keelan’s lips, winking at the camera and then down towards Megan before grabbing Keelans hand. She laughs, slamming his hand onto her butt as she makes him kiss her again.)
Starr Stan: I believe we legitimately just witnessed a murder SG1!
SG1: You just might be right Starr, but we could look at it as love blossoming within the ring.
Starr Stan: Between a young man and his psychotic girlfriend?
SG1: YES EXACTLY!
Starr Stan: And I thought I was the outlandish one here…
(Commercial Break featuring a new series coming to EAW Network. Konami Code, starring Nasir Moore!)
Ring Announcer: The following contest…IS A FATAL FOUR-WAY ELIMINATION MATCH! The winner will go on to represent Empire in the return of the Extreme Enigma Elimination Match at Pain for Pride Ten!
Crowd: EE! EE! EE! EE!
SG1: Here we go, Starr! Cleopatra selected the field of competitors, and now, after weeks of build-up, we’re finally about to figure out who’s carrying Empire’s flag into battle at EAW’s biggest show in history! Anyone in particular that you’re putting your money on?
Starr: Is “anyone but Azumi” an acceptable answer?
Starr: Nevermind, then.
(“Hadou” — Yonosuke Kitamura hits to emphatic boos, and Azumi Goto walks out onto the stage donning her signature mask and kimono over her ring gear. She peels the mask off of her face to reveal the condescending smirk beneath, an air of cockiness surrounding her as she descends the ramp.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first! From Okinawa, Japan, weighing in at 123 pounds…AZUMIIIIIIIII GOTOOOOOOOOOOO!
Starr: Speak of the devil.
SG1: Maybe ease up a little? Azumi hasn’t done too bad for herself lately. As a matter of fact, she defeated one of her opponents tonight, Amelie Larrieux, in action just a couple of weeks ago.
(“Worth It” — Fifth Harmony hits the PA system next, and the boos keep rolling in as Amelie Larrieux strides out onto the stage. The blonde walks down the aisle with outstretched arms, waving off the audience’s negative reaction as she goes.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing her opponents! First, from Bordeaux, France, weighing in at 115 pounds…AMELIEEEEEEE LAAAAAAAAARRIEUX!
Starr: Amelie’s perfect!
SG1: Her record as of yet hasn’t been.
Starr: Will you just shut up and let me be shallow? She’s blonde, she’s leggy, she’s got an awful attitude…if she was American, she’d be my dream woman.
SG1: You’re shameless. Amelie’s probably the woman in this match with the most to prove. She’s got a chip on her shoulder, and there’s no telling how far that could potentially take her tonight.
(“Purple Haze” — Karl Golden hits to a sizeable pop. Kimi Hendrix makes her way out onto the stage, adjusting her snapback and pushing her sunglasses up on the bridge of her nose. She bobs her head to the music, smiling and gesturing to the crowd before making her way down the aisle.)
Ring Announcer: Next! From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, weighing in at 142 pounds…“The Blonde Buster” KIMIIIIIIIIII HEEEEEEEENDRIX!
SG1: Kimi’s been doing fantastic as of late! She’s one of Empire’s hottest new prospects and a win here tonight might be the next natural step in what’s already been a red-hot run from her.
Starr: She’s done well for herself no far, there’s no doubt about that. But Kimi’s never been in a match with this much riding on it. She doesn’t know anything about these stakes. Her inexperience could cost her.
(“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots hits to an absolutely deafening ovation, with the capacity crowd on its feet to greet Tarah Nova. Tarah walks out onto the stage at a brisk pace, taunting to the crowd and getting them to cheer louder before descending the ramp.)
Ring Announcer: Finally, from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 119 pounds…2017 EAW Hall of Fame inductee…“The Leader of the New Age” TAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRAAAAAHHHH NOOOOOOOOVVVVVAAAAAAAA!
Starr: I can hardly hear myself think! All 18,000 of these chi–I mean people are on their feet and screaming their heads off for this degenerate, Tarah Nova!
SG1: That degenerate is going into the Hall of Fame, Starr! It’s already set to be a banner Pain for Pride weekend for Miss Nova. Imagine how much pride she’d feel to represent Empire at the actual event. This is who my money’s on!
Starr: I hope you go bankrupt.
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Here we go! All four women have sort of backed off into their own corners, slowly making their way toward the center of the ring once the official’s called for the bell. They’re all cautiously eyeing each other, waiting to see who’s going to make the first move. Amelie’s had enough of playing it safe and she breaks the stalemate, dropping Kimi with a nasty forearm smash to get this action underway! Azumi and Tarah take that as something of a cue to pair off and the two of them charge at each other! Tarah runs headlong at Azumi, but she’s caught! Goto catches Nova and FLINGS her overhead with an absolutely gorgeous overhead belly-to-belly suplex! Better than any that I ever saw from Starr!
Starr: STOP TELLING LIES ON WORLDWIDE TELEVISION.
SG1: I never lie! Back to the action, Nova and Hendrix have both been dropped, and when it looks like the always-aggressive Amelie is about to take out Azumi next, Goto holds up both hands! She’s urging Amelie to pump the breaks.
Azumi (no mic): Calm down! Let’s just…get rid of these two, yeah? Work together for a little while, then we can fight it out?
SG1: I don’t believe this! Only one woman can win, and Azumi is out here forming a temporary alliance. I don’t know exactly how well this will play out, but Amelie seems game. She’s nodding. They turn their attention to Tarah Nova first, who’s managed to pop back up onto her feet after having been turned inside-out with that suplex. Nova’s floored by a double-team back elbow from Azumi and Amelie! Tarah flops back down onto the mat holding her jaw, and they set their sights on Kimi. Hendrix gets back to a vertical base, only to be flattened by a double-team clothesline from Goto and Larrieux! Amelie grins and stoops, knotting a hand in Kimi’s blonde hair to yank her to her feet. She motions for Azumi to make her way over to Tarah, and she does. Azumi roughly yanks Tarah up to a vertical base. Amelie and Azumi latch onto Kimi and Tarah’s arms, and they Irish whip them into each other with a TREMENDOUS amount of force! Yikes, they just used them as weapons against each other! That collision between Tarah and Kimi was nasty, with the two of them knocking heads in the center of the ring! Half of the participants in this match are down!
Starr: Just a couple of weeks removed from clashing on Empire, Amelie is now willingly working with Azumi. This is blowing my mind. They’re laughing it up and high-fiving now. Azumi reached out for a handshake, and Amelie accepts. Amelie tries to pull her hand away…but Azumi’s holding on a bit too tight. Is she not planning on letting go? JESUS! Azumi just transitioned that hold she had on Amelie’s hand into a short-arm bicycle knee lift! DAMN HER! That knee to the jaw has got Amelie absolutely dazed, and I wish I could say I was surprised that Azumi was turning on her! Azumi is quick to capitalize, plucking Amelie from the canvas and slapping on that front facelock. She lifts her up…RED HEART! Amelie’s spiked right on top of her head with that lifting single-underhook DDT! Azumi rolls her over! She’s got both legs hooked!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!
Ring Announcer: Amelie Larrieux has been eliminated!
SG1: Azumi played Amelie like a fiddle! She used her to help neutralize Tarah and Kimi before ultimately eliminating her! This woman is playing to win! Of course, the always-arrogant Azumi is taking the time to gloat here, sporting a shit-eating grin and standing in the middle of the ring with her arms outstretched. This is giving Tarah and Kimi the chance they need to recover. Hendrix rolls toward the ropes and shakes out the cobwebs while the soon-to-be Hall of Famer brings herself up to one knee. Azumi turns her attention to Tarah and tries to yank her to her feet by a handful of hair…BUT NOVA MAKES HER REGRET IT! Tarah fires away with a WICKED headbutt that sends Goto stumbling backward! To Azumi’s credit, she recovers rather quickly and attempts to level Nova with what looks like it could be a stiff clothesline, but the Detroiter has it scouted! She ducks out of the way, and now Azumi’s back is to her. Before Goto can even attempt to turn back around, Nova hobbles her with a kick to the back of the knee. Tarah runs to the ropes and rebounds off…SHINING WIZARD! Sheesh, that knee caught Azumi right on the temple, and she flops back onto the mat! Tarah scrambles into the cover!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO!
Starr: Goto throws the shoulder up with authority just after two. Both women are getting back to their feet now…HEY, HEY, WATCH IT! In the aftermath of the pin attempt, neither woman is paying much attention to Kimi Hendrix, who’s stepped out onto the ring apron! She latches onto the top rope with both hands, she flies…SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY TAKING OUT BOTH GOTO AND NOVA! Kimi motions for both women to get back to their feet, and once they do, Kimi runs at them with both arms outstretched! Kimi connects with two simultaneous clotheslines, laying both Tarah and Azumi out AGAIN! Now Kimi and pick her spot and decide which opponent she wants to deal with first. She chooses Azumi! Hendrix peels Goto from the canvas and pulls her to her feet before quickly taking her overhead with a clean snap suplex. She’s not done! Hendrix maintains that grip and floats over, heaving both herself and Goto up onto their feet before DROPPING Azumi with an emphatic sitout inverted suplex slam! WHAT STRENGTH! Kimi rolls Goto over and hooks the leg! Cover!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOO!
SG1: Kickout from Azumi! And look at her now, rolling toward the ropes and exiting the ring to get her wits about her! She’s all frazzled after having been on the wrong end of killer exchanges with both Kimi AND Tarah! This crowd here in Dalian is NOT happy, but a scowling Azumi is waving them off with a hand as she recovers on the outside. Back in the ring, Kimi is leaning over the top rope and telling Azumi to come back in…LOOK OUT! Tarah Nova’s a factor once more, and she charges in behind Kimi and hits her with a running double axe handle to the nape of her neck! YIKES! Hendrix falls throat-first across the top rope and ricochets backward, coughing up a storm! All Tarah does in response is offer up a cheeky grin and a shrug of the shoulders before grabbing onto Kimi’s arm. The veteran Irish whips Hendrix into the corner and Kimi’s back collides with those turnbuckles in a bad way. Nova sizes her up and then goes charging into the corner herself…OUCH! She lights Kimi up with a SICK running knee lift to the jaw! Kimi goes stumbling out of the corner, but Tarah runs up behind her and catches her with a running bulldog, planting the Canadian face-first into the mat! Tarah rolls Kimi over and gets right into the lateral press! The official drops down to count!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOO!
Starr: After Hendrix kicks out at two, Nova is the first woman back up to her feet. She looms over Kimi now…OH! The kneeling Kimi deals a harsh body blow to the midsection of Nova, causing her to hunch over in pain! Hendrix follows it up immediately with a European uppercut that sends Tarah’s head snapping backward! Tarah is on the rebound and Kimi is sizing her up…SAVATE KICK! NO, NO, NEVER MIND, NOVA CATCHES THE LEG! Nova flings Hendrix away from her with a dragon screw leg whip! That might have tweaked the knee of Kimi there, as you can see she’s rolled away and dragged herself up onto one knee. Nova’s plotting, though! She eyes Hendrix intently, sizing her up. Tarah runs for the ropes, she rebounds off…RUDE AWAKENING! KIMI EATS CANVAS, COURTESY OF THAT CURB STOMP FROM NOVA, AND THAT’S GOTTA BE LIGHTS OUT! Tarah rolls Kimi over and hooks both legs! Here’s the cover!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEE!
Ring Announcer: Kimi Hendrix has been eliminated!
SG1: And then there were two! It looks like…HOLD ON, HOLD ON! Azumi Goto has wasted little time slipping back into the ring following Kimi’s elimination, and she blindsides Tarah Nova completely! The downed Tarah is now being lit up with a barrage of punches and elbow strikes by the only other woman left in this match! Azumi is a snake! She waited until Tarah handled the task of eliminating Kimi, and she thought she’d slide back in here and pick her spot! A grinning Azumi knots both hands in Tarah’s black hair now, yanking her to her feet before spinning her around and slapping on a rear waistlock! GOOD GOD! GOTO HEAVES NOVA OVERHEAD WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE CORNER, TOSSING TARAH HEAD AND NECK-FIRST INTO THOSE TURNBUCKLES! The Hall of Famer is a crumpled heap in the corner, and Goto is laughing now! She’s clearly very proud of her handiwork! Tarah’s hardly stirred since the nasty spill and Azumi grabs onto an ankle to pull Tarah away from the corner. Goto covers! Is she going to Pain for Pride?
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO! TH–
Starr: NOPE! Tarah’s still in it. Azumi shakes her head. Tarah tries to sit up, but Azumi takes care of that with a quick and simple knee to the bridge of the nose! Tarah’s bloodied! Azumi pulls Tarah to her feet and plants a shoulder in Nova’s gut before driving her into the nearest corner with a forceful battering ram! She’s just taken all the wind out of Tarah! Azumi heaves Tarah up onto the top turnbuckle. I’m almost afraid to ask what she’s thinking! Nova is seated on the top rope, trying to shake out the cobwebs when Azumi steps up and slaps on the single-underhook! I know what she’s about to do! GOTO’S GOING FOR THE RED HEART FROM THE TOP ROPE! IF SHE NAILS THIS, IT’S OVER!
SG1: NO, NO! TARAH SHOVES AZUMI OFF AT THE LAST SECOND, SENDING GOTO PLUMMETING TO THE MAT BACK-FIRST! THAT HAD TO HURT! Azumi’s back makes contact with the canvas and she rears up, pain etched across her face! If we’re talking about facial expressions, though, we’ve got to talk about Tarah’s. Look at that relief! That desperation move just kept her alive in this contest! Nova rises to her feet on the top rope before leaping off… MISSILE DROPKICK TO AZUMI’S BACK! THIS CROWD IS ON ITS FEET, WILLING TARAH TO WIN!
Starr: Goto’s been floored, and Tarah gets to a vertical base signaling for the end! She rolls down one of her knee pads and makes her way over to Azumi. Tarah stoops and peels Azumi from the canvas, using what might be her last bit of strength to heave Azumi onto her shoulders! Tarah shoves Azumi off…M! C! P! THE MURDER CITY PLUNGE CONNECTS, ONTO THAT EXPOSED KNEE! FIREMAN’S CARRY KNEE LIFT ON THE MONEY! THAT WAS A CONSCIOUS DECISION, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! TARAH WANTED TO MAXIMIZE THE DAMAGE DONE AND ENSURE THAT THIS WAS THE END! SHE ROLLS AZUMI OVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS! COVER!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEE–
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Heathens” hits once more to a raucous ovation, and an exasperated Tarah Nova rolls away from the match’s final pin attempt. A small smile creases her face and she nods her head and places one hand on the back of her neck before she’s helped to her feet by the referee and has her hand raised.)
Ring Announcer: Heeeeere is your winner…and Empire’s entrant into the 2017 Extreme Enigma Elimination Match…TAAAAAAARRRRAAAAHHHHH NOOOOOOVVVVVVAAAAAAA!!
Starr Stan: WHAT A WIN BY TARAH NOVA!!! She faced some difficult competition there, but in the end she pulled it out and HEY WHAT THE HELL?!
(A new fighter slides into the ring from behind Tarah, circling her before stamping her foot on the mat, signaling her to turn around. As Tarah turns she barely avoids a superkick, scooting back to the corner as the hooded figure rips off the hood revealing…)
Starr Stan: ANOTHER (censored) ASIAN?!
SG1: MEI HATSUKYO!!! MEI HATSUKYO IS BACK!!! AND DOESN’T LOOK TOO HAPPY THAT HER FRIEND, AZUMI, JUST LOST!!!
Starr Stan: And Tarah Nova isn’t in the best of positions to fight back against her either. Hatsukyo Mei moving closer to her and…ANOTHER ASIAN?!
SG1: NOT JUST ANY!!! APRIL SONG!!! APRIL SONG RUNNING INTO THE RING NOW AND STANDING JUST IN FRONT OF TARAH NOVA, MOTIONING FOR A FIGHT!
Cleopatra: Ok wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! I’m not going to have you two kill each other on this show! That’s a bit too much paperwork for me to try and work out.
(Cleopatra shakes her head as she appears on screen, her nose pinched between her fingers.)
Cleopatra: You two want to kill each other? Save it for Pain for Pride. April Song and Mei Hatsukyo…you both are the first entrants into the Divide and Conquer match at Pain for Pride.
Cleopatra: Now please…for the love of god…get out of my ring.
(Mei Hatsukyo and April Song glare over towards each other, both exiting the rings from the opposite sides.)
Cleopatra: Congratulations are in order, Tarah Nova. You’ve done it. You’ve successfully entered into PFP into a title match. I hope this teaches you that sometimes, you have to respect the woman in char-
Tarah Nova: Shut the (censored) up, you no assed bitch.
Tarah Nova: You think this makes us even?! You think, after the months of bull(censored) I had to endure, you get to think that this one match is going to make it even. No, no, no…I know what will make this alright.
Cleopatra: Fine. What is it? You want the title now? You want some new makeup for your gross gothic lolita face?!
Tarah Nova: I WANT YOU FIRED FROM EAW!
Starr Stan: OK, THAT’S TAKING IT TOO FAR!
Tarah Nova: But that isn’t enough. I want everything taken from you…so I’ve made the arrangements.
Tarah Nova: Yep. At Pain for Pride…I’m going to make my own moment…at Pain for Pride, it’ll be you against me!
SG1: CLEOPATRA IS GOING TO BE COMPETING AT PAIN FOR PRIDE?!
Tarah Nova: And if I win…I TAKE YOUR JOB AS GENERAL MANAGER OF EMPIRE!
Starr Stan: WHAT?!
Cleopatra: I’m guessing you went over my head and got this authorized by HRDO? Fine…you want to prove yourself so badly against me, then you’re on. I’ll be happy to show you why I’m the greatest Women’s Wrestler to ever LIVE. See you at Pain for Pride.
(The titantron cuts off as Tarah smiles, cracking her neck.)
SG1: What monumental announcements!! Not only is Tarah Nova in the Extreme Enigma match up, but she’ll be competing against Cleopatra as well! And the fate of Empire’s GM is on the line in that one!!! Wow!! Don’t go anywhere ladies and gentlemen, we will be back after this short break!!!
(The camera opens up to Alexis talking to Brody and Jocelyn)
Brody: Make that bitch suffer.
Alexis: This is not just about hurting Cloud. I’m showing her the consequences of her actions.
(A young black girl walks up to Alexis)
Little Girl: Lexi, I want ice cream!
Jocelyn: Let’s get you some Lauryn.
Lauryn: Yay! I want chocolate.
Jocelyn: You can have whatever you want sweetie.
Alexis: Are you okay?
Jocelyn: I’m a little hurt, but I’ll be alright. Lauryn’s smile is my medicine
(Jocelyn taps Lauryn’s nose, who giggles. She takes her hand and leaves)
Alexis: I can’t let Stephanie win. For Lauryn’s sake.
Brody: Despite that, take pleasure in making her suffer my sister. There’s no level of hell for a traitor like her.
Male voice: These violent delights have violent ends.
(Eclipse Diemos walks into view, startling Brody and Alexis)
Alexis: (blinks) D-dear? What are you doing here?
Eclipse: My wife is about to go through the most hellish match in existence. I had to come.
Brody: I’m going to check on Maddie and prepare for my match.
Eclipse: You know why I’m here.
Alexis: (shakes her head) You don’t have to worry about anything my love. She’ll fail to fulfill her promise. She’s bluffing.
Eclipse: She wasn’t bluffing when she disrespected my household.
Alexis: B-baby that was-
Eclipse: She wasn’t bluffing when she called me by my name and declared to kill the mother of my children.
(Alexis grows quiet, looking down)
Eclipse: I only want two things from you, Alexis. I want you to bleed her dry in the Devil’s Pit, the very structure that baptized us and made us who we are. But most importantly…
(touches Alexis’ face)
Eclipse: I want you to be able to stand up and walk out of there when it’s over. Do you understand me?
Alexis: Yes my love.
(Eclipse nods and starts to walk away. The camera follows him to the door where he stops for a moment)
Eclipse: If you don’t end this, I will.
(Eclipse leaves. The camera focuses on the face of Alexis, who continues to stare at the door.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Ring Announcer: THE FOLLOWING TAG MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Starr: They speak English?
RA: AND IT WILL BE CONTESTED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE!
(“Confident” by Demi Lovato plays. Cailin Dillon walks out wearing a cut-off referee’s shirt with black shorts and shoes)
RA: Coming out first, from Dallas, Texas, your special guest referee…CAILIN DILLON!
SG1: I’m wondering if the other half of the No.1 Contenders will be able to call this match on the straight and narrow.
Starr: I wouldn’t be surprised if she has some kind of hidden agenda. Things have been tense between her, Aria, and Cameron!
SG1: Cleopatra made this match to cool the bloodlust between the competitors of both title matches! Hopefully something good will come out of this.
Starr: This is the home stretch to PFP, baby. It only gets more intense from here on out!
(Cailin climbs into the ring, waving at a mixed crowd)
RA: NOW! FOR THE COMPETITORS! First, making her way to the ring…
(“I’m so Confident” by Photronique plays as Consuela Ava runs out to a roaring crowd)
RA: Hailing from Frias, Spain, weighing in at 120lbs…CONSUELAAAAA ROOOOSE AVAAAAAA!
SG1: This is the most confident I’ve seen Consuela!
Starr: Confidence seems to be the theme for tonight’s match up between her and Cailin’s themes. Combine that with the look on Consuela’s face and the expressions I’m sure her opponents and partner will share, and we’ll soon have a metaphorical tug of war on our hands!
(Consuela rolls into the ring. Cailin offers a mock applause, causing Consuela to roll her eyes)
RA: And her partner…
(“Formation” by Beyonce plays as Aria Jaxon walks out, wearing a black and pink Chinese robe, while wearing her signature Kanye shades. She places her hands together, showing off the following characters on her rings: 新卫报女王)
Starr: What the hell does that say?
SG1: “New Guardian Queen” or “Queen of The New Guard” I think.
Starr: What the hell!? You speak Chinese?
SG1: I took a course in Mandarin back in college.
(Aria continues to walk down the ramp, admiring her fans. She slowly climbs to the ring, walking past Cailin with a cocky grin on her face. She slowly takes off her entrance gear as “Formation” fades)
RA: AND THEIR OPPONENTS! First…
(“Am I a Psycho” by Tech N9ne plays as the lighting is dark with blue and purple fog coming across the entrance ramps. As the beat drops, Brody comes from behind the curtain standing with a wicked smile. Her outfit has a blue and gold color scheme with white boots. Her hair is tied in traditional Chinese buns. The Specialist Championship is around her waist.)
RA: Representing The Coven! Hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, weighing in at 120lbs..SHE IS THE EAW SPECIALIST CHAMPION….BROOOOOOODY SPARRRRRRRRKS!
Starr: WHEW! LOOK AT GODLETTE SPARKS COMING OUT LOOKING LIKE AN ACTION FIGURE! What is she? Some kind of assassin?
SG1: I don’t know Starr, but she’s coming into this match with a crazy amount of momentum! She survived a hellish Inferno Match! First of it’s kind on Empire! She set Stephanie Matsuda ablaze to retain her Specialist title!
Starr: Well sorry to Miss Jaxon, but Sparks is going to take that momentum and run over the competition with it!
(Brody walks down the ramp with a mix of anger and erotic feeling as she slides into the ring. Brody leans against the ropes looking left to right smirking and laughing at Aria and Consuela. She takes off her belt and raises it to Cailin Dillon who shrugs and holds up eight fingers.)
RA: And her partner!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli plays as Cameron Ella Ava comes out with the Women’s Championship raised high)
RA: Hailing from Los Angeles, California! Weighing in at 133 lbs! She is your current EAW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION! “KILLA” CAMERON ELLA AVAAAAAA!
Starr: Coming out letting these wannabes know! I like her style, SG!
SG1: I have to admit, a champion must look strong, especially with both of her opponents in the ring! I wonder if Cailin has something up her sleeve! She’s in prime position to impede Cameron’s chances at Pain for Pride!
(Cameron starts walking down the ring to a mixed, but mostly excited crowd)
Starr: If Cailin has any backbone, she’ll treat the champ fairly! She talks about how she can beat Aria and Cam on her own, well how she calls this match will determine if that’s true!
(Cam climbs into the ring with all eyes on her. She simply ignores them and climbs the turnbuckle. She raises her title high into the air)
SG1: Looks like Brody Sparks is mimicking her partner!
Starr: The Godlette is letting the Goddess know that her title is just as important!
(Both teammates jump from the corner and hands an outside official their belts)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: Here we go! It looks like Aria and Cam are going to start for their respective teams! Jaxon looks ready, goading the Women’s Champ into coming closer. Cam answers back by POINTING AT CONSUELA! She wants to take on her sister!
Starr: Ava on Ava action!? Hot damn!
SG1: Aria simply smiles, and TAGS IN CONSUELA! The younger Ava calmly comes in between the ropes, watching Cameron carefully.
Starr: Cam’s no greenhorn. She knows the real money is her vs Aria. She’s not giving that away on a Supershow! Not with PAIN FOR PRIDE around the corner!
SG1: Cailin is watching both sisters, seemingly taking her referee duties quite seriously. Consuela is egging her sister on, offering to get into a collar-and-elbow tie-up! Cam inches closer with her hands out- THE CHAMP CIRCLES AROUND CONSUELA AND APPLIES A WAISTLOCK! SHE TAKES HER SISTER DOWN TO THE MAT! Cam applies the headlock and- she pats her sister on the head and strolls over to the corner and TAGS IN BRODY SPARKS!
Starr: That’s the creative genius behind Cameron Ella Ava, SG! She knows she’s the better Ava and is using that to get in her sister’s head! Now it’s time to see Godlette Sparks in action WHO STRIKES A KNEELING CONSUELA WITH A VICIOUS KNEE! CONSUELA’S SEEING STARS AS GODLETTE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEEE! TWWWOOOOOO! TH-
Starr: KICKOUT BY CONSUELA! Brody’s furious as she stands up, yelling at Cailin!
SG1: Looks like Cailin’s having none of it as she demands Brody to back away, prompting Sparks to get in her face! Cailin responds by lifting her leg, warning Sparks what will happen next! Brody relents and turns to Consuela who’s on one knee and HITS BRODY IN THE GUT WITH A FOREARM! A FOLLOW-UP UPPERCUT SENDS BRODY FALLING BACKWARDS! Consuela dives to the corner and TAGS IN ARIA JAXON! The Queen of the New Guard bolts into the ring and DELIVERS A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Brody gets up -ANOTHER RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Brody quickly gets to her feet and DODGES THE THIRD CLOTHESLINE! HURRICARANA FROM SPARKS- ARIA LANDS ON HER FEET! DROPKICK TO THE KNEE BY JAXON AND SHE KIP-UPS TO A ROARING CROWD! THE DAMAI CENTER IS ON THEIR FEET!
Starr: She got lucky SG! Look at Godlette getting back to her feet, TACKLING ARIA FROM BEHIND! They collide against the ropes! BRODY FALLS BACKWARDS WITH JAXON FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL! SPARKS APPLIES THE BRIDGE!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEE!! TWWWWOOO! TH-
Starr: Another close call! My Godlette’s getting screwed by this harlot! HASHTAG: MARK4SPARKS!
SG1: Looks like Brody shares your sentiment because she’s getting in Cailin’s face again!
Sparks: (off mic) What the hell is your problem!?
Cailin: (off mic) You’re too slow!
Sparks: You know what!? You can-
SG1: SCHOOLGIRL ROLL-UP BY JAXON!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWOO-
Starr: SPARKS KICKS OUT! She’s back on her feet- Damn it! DROP TOEHOLD FROM ARIA! Smooth transition though as she APPLIES THE GROUND HAMMERLOCK! FOR EXTRA EFFORT SHE ROLLS ON HER SIDE FOR AN ABDOMINAL STRETCH!
SG1: Great technical wrestling huh?
Starr: For a ratchet California chick? Sure.
SG1: I love it when you get shut down. Aria has Brody locked down! Cailin is checking on Sparks!
Cailin: Do you submit?
Brody: *beep* You!
SG1: Cailin shrugs and stands in the corner, ALLOWING THE SUBMISSION TO CONTINUE!
Starr: This is a travesty! She’s not even paying attention! Aria could have her legs on the ropes right now!
SG1: But she doesn’t.
Starr: But I BET she would! I bet- CAM RUNS IN AND BREAKS THE HOLD WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE! GOOD JOB FROM THE GODDESS OF WRESTLING!
SG1: Cam walks over to Cailin demanding she pay attention to the match! Cailin response by raising her foot! Somebody might see the Eyes of Texas tonight!
Starr: Cailin is a trash as a referee! Just as bad as every ref who counted a pin against me!
SG1: Ugh. Cam’s back in the corner, urging Brody to tag her in! Aria’s back to her feet and swings a wild forearm- Brody ducks and CATCHES JAXON WITH A SNAP SCOOP POWERSLAM! Such power inside of a tiny package!
Starr: That’s my Godlette!
SG1: Brody follows up with SEVERAL VICIOUS FOREARMS TO THE FACE OF JAXON! She follows up by RAKING JAXON’S EYES! Before Cailin could react, Brody’s back on her feet with her arms raised! Jaxon gets to her feet, but is bent over, which allows Brody to deliver an ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Sparks carried Aria in a headlock towards Cameron and TAGS HER IN!
Starr: Great isolation from Sparks who’s now on the apron as Cam TOSSES ARIA IN THE CORNER! She APPLIES A BOOT TO THE NECK WHILE HOLDING ONTO THE ROPES! ARIA’S STRUGGLING TO BREATH!
Ref-Cai: One! Two! Three-
Cam: I HAVE TILL FIVE!
Ref-Cai: Five. BREAK!
SG1: Cam breaks the hold, walking away from Aria, who falls into a seated position while holding her throat! Cam turns and charges forward! BRONCO BUSTER TO THE UPPER BODY OF ARIA JAXON!
Starr: WHEW! ARIA’S UPPER BODY IS GETTING ROCKED TO THE CORE! FOLLOW-UP SMACK ACROSS THE FACE OF JAXON!
SG1: Such disrespect from the Women’s Champion!
Starr: That’s not disrespect my inept partner! That’s what us gawds call a WAKE-UP CALL! Just like Jaxon learned from HBG she’s going to learn today from Cameron Ella Ava! You can’t just walk into this company and expect everything to be handed to you!
SG1: Aria’s in deep trouble if she can’t make the tag to Consuela! Cam continues the assault with A MULTITUDE OF MUDHOLE STOMPS! Cailin’s trying to stop Cam from abusing the corner! Cam turns around getting in Cailin’s face, who’s backing away trying to warn Cam what’s going to happen if she doesn’t listen! Meanwhile Brody has HER ARMS AROUND ARIA’S NECK CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF HER! Consuela’s pointing at what’s happening, yelling at Cailin to pay attention! Cam flips her sister off, prompting Cailin to urge Cam to focus on the match! As Cam makes her way back to the corner, Brody’s already finished with her cheating tactics!
Starr: It’s not cheating if you’re getting away with it, SG! Brody is a member of the coven and Cam has her own tag experience! They know what they’re doing! Cam is raising Ariato her feet and measuring her face! Aria raises her hands to her face- LEAVING HER OPEN FOR A CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST! THE ECHO OF THAT IMPACT!
SG1: Jaxon’s feet are kicking at the air as she tries to maintain her balance! Cam keeps her steady for another- KICK TO THE GUT BY JAXON! ELBOW TO THE FACE OF BRODY WHO FALLS OFF THE APRON! WITH EVERYTHING SHE HAS JAXON PUTS AVA BETWEEN HER LEGS! LA SUNSET! SHE GETS CAM IN A PINNING POSITION AFTER DELIVERING THAT DESPERATE LEG-TRAP SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO! TH-
Starr: CAM KICKS OUT! ARIA ROLLS OVER TOWARDS HER CORNER AND DIVES FOR THE TAG!
SG1: SHE MAKES IT! CONSUELA IS IN THE RING! DROPKICK TO CAMERON! SECOND DROPKICK! CAM IS BACK ON HER FEET AS SHE CHASES CONSUELA TO THE CORNER! CONSUELA GRABS THE ROPES AND PUSHES HERSELF BACKWARDS FOR A BEAUTIFUL BACKFLIP ARMDRAG! CAM LANDS ON HER FEET- JUMPING DDT BY CONSELUA! Wait- what!? Aria’s running across the ring towards Brody- SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES AT BRODY SPARKS! THE TWO BOTH GO TUMBLING TO THE GROUND! THE FANS ARE BACK ON THEIR FEET! CONSUELA GOES FOR THE PIN!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWWOOOOOOOOO! TH-
Starr: ANOTHER CLOSE CALL! Killa Cam needs to regain her focus! Her traitorous sister is upset that jumping DDT didn’t end the match for her! She should personally know her sister isn’t easy to take down! Meanwhile Sparks and Jaxon are trying to get to their feet! Cailin is eyeing both situations, a bit taken back by the chaos that just ensued! Cam is on her knees! That’s a bad position to be in considering what’s about to happen next! KICK TO THE CHEST BY CONSUELA! TWO! THREE! CONSUELA PULLS BACK FOR A FINAL ROUNDHOUSE- CAM DUCKS AND GOES FOR THE SCHOOLGIRL!
SG1: CONSUELA KICKS OUT! Both Avas gets to their feet! THESZ PRESS BY CONSUELA! SHE’S FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH RAPID FIRE MOUNTED PUNCHES TO THE SIDE OF HER SISTER’S SKULL! Cam kicks Consuela off! Before Consuela could recover, Cam charges for the GODDESS TOUCH! CONSUELA DUCKS! Cam gets up and charges again! Consuela dodges and PUSHES CAM OUT OF THE RING! Nearby where Cam fell Brody and Aria are going BLOW-FOR-BLOW WITH STIFF FOREARM STRIKES! Consuela is feeling the energy of the crowd! She’s pushing her hands towards the sky, getting the Damai Center hyped for what she’s about to do next! SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES! SHE MAKES CONTACT WITH CAMERON! BRODY SPARKS DIVES OUT THE WAY AS BOTH SISTERS CRASH INTO ARIA! THREE OUT OF FOUR COMPETITORS ARE ON THE GROUND! Brody gets up, breathing a sigh of relief!
Starr: While Aria and the Avas are shaking off cobwebs, Brody leans against the apron, trying to catch her breath! She’s staring at the pile of bodies before her, wondering what to do next! I think I see a twinkle in Brody’s eye as she climbs to the apron!
Starr: Brody gives Cailin the finger who responds two-fold!
Ref-Cai: THREE! FOUR!
Starr: Did she just speed up the count!? Brody laughs and climbs back into the ring. Cailin reminds Brody that she’s not the legal person! Brody just winks at the ref as she climbs the turnbuckle that’s near her partner and opponents. Is she going to do what I think she’s going to do!? Cailin’s curiosity causes her to stop counting! Aria and Consuela are back on their feet, but they don’t see what’s going on! Cam gets up too! Stay down Cam! Brody’s measuring the distance as she balances herself with her back to them!
Brody: (off mic) Watch this Cailin!
Starr: BRODY TAKES FLIGHT! THAT’S GAWDLETTE AS SHE LANDS THE PHOENIX SPLASH PRESS ON ARIA AND THE AVAS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! LOOK AT THAT HEIGHT! ALL FOUR WOMEN ARE ON BACK THE FLOOR! PLAY THAT BACK!
(A replay of Brody’s Phoenix Splash is shown in slow motion)
SG1: Cailin is continuing the count! She seems a bit red in the face!
Starr: That’s called jealousy, SG! She knows Brody is the better high flyer!
SG1: Brody is on her feet first! She takes Aria and TOSSES HER INTO THE METAL STAIRS! She turns around and sees CONSUELA BARELY SLIDING BACK INTO THE RING!
SG1: Brody realizes she has to get Cameron back into the ring! She lifts her partner up, SMACKS HER AWAKE and rolls her back into the ring!
Starr: Aria looks dead as roadkill out there! Cailin warns Brody to not continue her assault and to get back to her corner! Brody complies, her arms in the air! That doesn’t stop her using Jaxon’s face as a stepping stone as she climbs back on the apron!
SG1: Sparks have not been shy about showing her resentment to her competitors!
Starr: Godlette is the longest reigning Specialist Champ, but has yet to receive the respect she deserves! She destroyed Tarah and bled out Haruna! She set Stephanie Matsuda ON FIRE! If anything she should be fighting Cameron at Pain for Pride!
SG1: You’re entitled to your opinion Starr! Cailin has her attention focused on the Avas who are leaning against the ropes. Cam KICKS CONSUELA IN THE GUT! She pushes HER SISTER’S NECK AGAINST THE ROPES USING HER KNEE!
Ref-Cai: One! Two! Three! Four-
SG1: Consuela pushes her elbow against Cameron’s gut, knocking her backward! Cameron falls to her knees, exhausted by the wear and tear of this match!
Starr: She’s faced tougher odds, she’ll bounce back! Consuela grabs Cam by the hair, lifting to her feet. Cam wraps her arms around the waist of Consuela! BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! Cam applies the bridge!
Ref-Cai: ONEEEEEEEE! TWWOOOOOOOO! TH-
SG1: CONSUELA KICKS OUT! She’s going to need Aria to wake the hell up if her team is to win this! Brody’s looking for that tag! Cam notices and brings Consuela back over to her team’s corner! ECHOING CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST! A SECOND! A THIRD! Cam jumps to the second rope AND FIRES OFF A SERIES OF PUNCHES! Cailin’s demanding a break!
Starr: Killa Cam is back in action as she jumps down, tagging Brody at the sametime! Brody continues the assault with her own corner punches while Cam looks down, possibly searching for Aria! Brody follows up with a MONKEY FLIP! CONSUELA GOES FLYING TO THE MIDDLE OF THE MAT! Consuela’s grabbing her lowerback in pain! Brody follows up with an AGGRESSIVE SLEEPER HOLD! CONSUELA HAS HER ARMS OUT REACHING FOR A TAG PARTNER WHO’S NOT THERE! Brody’s whispering in Consuela’s ear, attempting to demoralize her! Consuela’s trying to shake Sparks off, attempting to get up!
SG1: Consuela must get out of this hold if she wants to have a chance at winning! She stumbles back into the ropes! Cailin barely moves out the way as both women bounce off the ropes! CONSUELA BREAKS THE HOLD WITH A SNAPMARE! Brody lands on her feet, stumbling slightly! She quickly spins around! ENZUIGIRI TO A SURPRISED CONSUELA! Cailin’s watching the situation carefully as Consuela instinctively rolls towards her opponent’s corner. There’s no Aria in sight as Brody marches over to the opposite end, ready to come at Ava full force- WAIT! SOMEONE HAS BRODY’S ANKLE! IT’S ARIA FROM OUTSIDE! WHERE DID SHE COME FROM!
Starr: It looks like she came from under the ring! That’s why Cam couldn’t find her! Brody tries kicking at Aria, who swiftly dodges! Brody turns to Con-
SG1: LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE! CONSUELA DIDN’T GET ALL OF THAT RUNNING KNEE BUT IT WAS ENOUGH TO KNOCK BRODY OFF HER FEET! Aria’s back on the apron, holding the tag rope! CONSUELA TAGS IN ARIA! Cam goes in between the ropes! BASEBALL SLIDE TO THE SHINS OF CAMERON FROM HER SISTER! CAM FALLS OFF THE APRON, HITTING HER KNEE ALONG THE WAY DOWN! Brody gets to her feet- CALIFORNIA CRUSH! ARIA WITH THE DIVING CORKSCREW STUNNER! WHAT BEAUTY! JAXON GOES FOR THE PIN!
SG1: CAILIN’S TAKING HER TIME, JUST LOOKING ARIA IN THE EYE! CONSUELA’S LOOKING ON IN CONFUSION!
Aria: Damn it Cailin! Count!
Starr: Again, Cailin pauses! I think she’s sending a message.
Starr: Damn it! Brody’s shoulder is too late!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Formation” by Beyonce plays)
RA: YOUR WINNERS BY PINFALL….CONSUELA AVA AND ARIA JAXOOOOOON!
SG1: What an ending! Somehow Consuela and Aria got on the same page and delivered the victory!
Starr: I call shenanigans! Brody and Cam’s tag team was on point tonight! Cailin’s slow counts from earlier ruined their chances!
SG1: Honestly, that last pin was the only time Cailin counted slow. AND she gave Brody a lot of leeway when she lept off the top turnbuckle!
Starr: Whatever SG! You don’t know anything! Now we have to watch Cailin raise the hand of Aria and Consuela!
SG1: She seems to be in good spirits with her former stablemate! Cameron is grabbing her World Champ-
Starr: EYES OF TEXAS! ARIA’S LAID OUT FLAT WITH THAT PATENT SUPERKICK!
SG1: WHAT IS CAILIN DOING!? Consuela’s just as confused- EYES OF TEXAS TO CONSUELA! CAM’S SLIDING IN THE RING WITH HER TITLE! She may be at odds with her sister, but she’s demanding to know why Cailin attacked her! Cailin just casually shrugs and raises her leg! Cam notices and raises her guard while dropping the title! Cailin goes for the belt! Cam grabs it firs- EYES OF TEXAS! GOING FOR THE TITLE WAS JUST A PLOY! Cailin’s laughing in the middle of the ring as THE DAMAI CENTER ARE BOOING IN UNISON!
Starr: Cailin slowly picks up the Women’s Championship, raising it high into the air! She made her intentions known, SG! Come Pain for Pride, we may have ourselves a first-time, two-time Women’s Champion!
(Cailin climbs to the nearest turnbuckle, holding the title in the air as the show goes to commercial)
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(The crowd goes silent as the lights come up on the redesigned ring. The mat having been pulled off and replaced with the iron sheet. And hanging just above it all, the structure itself.)
Starr Stan: So…time for some measurements for you all. The Devil’s Pit cell itself weighs in at 5 tons. It is 20 feet high. The ‘links’ of the cell are made of barbed wire, and that iron sheet on the ring is not a joke either. We tested the impact of watermelon against it from just the top of the turnbuckles, and the watermelon split in multiple pieces. This is a structure designed to hurt people.
SG1: And let’s go on to a few other small facts. The Devil’s Pit itself was formed in RUW, and has had a series of six matches. In every match each participant has bled. The structure itself has taken many gallons of blood. There are only two ways to win this match. You can either pin your opponent, or knock your opponent unconcious. There is no other way to win this matchup. DQ’s don’t exist. Submissions don’t exist. You cannot be counted out. You can go anywhere in the arena, but the match has to end in the middle of that ring.
Starr Stan: Adding its history in RUW, the Devil’s Pit has spilled over 50 gallons of blood. The most dangerous match that EAW has to equal that would be the Glass Wallz match. This isn’t something that you can just watch with childlike wonder. This match will change someone. EAW has only had one of these matches before, and it was Eclipse vs Erebus, and Eclipse still has the scars from it. I almost don’t want to look.
RA: The following contest is a DEVIL’S PIT MATCH!!!!
(The lights go out and the arena goes black for a moment. The titantron turns on, revealing the following words, accompanied by a deep voice)
I AM A SOLDIER
I STAND READY TO DEPLOY, ENGAGE, AND DESTROY MY ENEMIES
I AM THE GOD OF WAR
(The opening guitar riff to “God of War” by Dirty Wormz plays)
I AM THE GOD OF WAAAAR!
(An explosion of fire goes off around the stage. The lights turn on revealing Stephanie Matsuda kneeling before a statue of Hachiman, Shinto god of war. She’s wearing a black kimono)
RA: And her opponent! Hailing from BROOKLYN, NY…weighing in at 130lbs…
(Matsuda stands and turns around, revealing her signature bandanna covering her face. Pillars of flame follow her as she walks down the ramp. Hanging over shoulder are two barbed wire kendo sticks)
RA: THE “WAR GODDESS” STEPHANIEEEEEE MATSUUUUUUUUDA!
(Matsuda stops at the end of the ramp. She slowly takes off her kimono, revealing a black and red version of her ring attire.)
SG1: What do you think is going through her mind right now? Lauryn’s custody is riding on this. Her vengeance against Coven is riding on this. Everything is riding on this. Stephanie Matsuda also very much looks prepared here.
Starr Stan: Alexis had been calling her ‘Samurai’ the last time they spoke about each other. I suppose Stephanie took that to heart. I would normally comment on the whole asian thing but…I can’t for this one. Looking at how this match could potentially go…I’m honestly afraid for their lives right now.
(Stephanie steps into the ring, stomping her foot on the iron mat, the metallic thud echoing as she turns her attention to the entrance ramp, pacing back and forth.)
(The lights dim out again, flashes of a spotlight on the stage illuminating only the emptiness of it. The titantron flickers, appearing stark white until black tendrils coil around it, forming into letting that spells out ANTI-VENOM!)
Alexis: You’ll see us everywhere, even in…your nightmares.
(“Pet” by A Perfect Circle plays as the spotlight shines down on the entrance ramp as Alexis stands still, staring down Cloud. Her normal attire replaced by something…new. Stark white gear with black ‘tendrils’ moving along it, forming a spider in the center. She wears a similar hooded jacket over it, and her eyes shine golden in the light.)
RA: AND HER OPPONENT!!! SHE IS “THE MATRIARCH!” ALEXIS DIEMOS!!!
(Alexis cracks her neck before heading towards the ring, her eyes never leaving Cloud’s as she slides under the bottom rope, moving to stand face to face with her, her eyes never wavering.)
SG1: Alexis called herself the Anti-Venom and her attire looks to be inspired by the character of the same name from the marvel universe. And this is something that we don’t often see in Empire, but it’s always a joy to see it happen…a fight that has become so personal that it has turned Empire on its head.
Starr Stan: Alexis views Cloud as someone that betrayed Coven. Cloud views Alexis as someone that turned her back on their friendship. And it all comes to a head here and now. But…I have to give the advantage to Alexis. She has experience in these matches.
(The two continue to stare each other down, even as the cage itself begins to lower, the crowd going silent again as they witness the barbed wire contraption finally take its rightful position.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
SG1: And the match is now underway. Cloud reaching back and pulling out one of those barbed wire kendo sticks as Alexis doesn’t back away from her, just staring her in the face. Cloud saying something to Alexis and taking out the second kendo stick! Alexis still not backing off. There is no fear in either of their eyes right now. Cloud…tossing the second kendo stick onto the ground? Umm…Cloud, I’m pretty sure you want to use that.
Starr Stan: Cloud pointing the stick out to Alexis and…allowing Alexis to pick it up?! I guess Cloud wants to fight her on equal footing here tonight. Alexis and Cloud taking their positions on opposite sides of the ring…AND NOW THE CHARGE. ALEXIS AND CLOUD SWINGING FOR THE FENCES WITH THESE BARBED WIRE KENDO STICKS, AND BOTH OF THEM CLASHING TOGETHER!! SWINGING FOR EACH OTHER AND THESE KENDO STICKS, LIKE SAMURAI SWORDS, STRIKING EACH OTHER OVER AND OVER!!!
SG1: Still going at each other with these strikes but, Alexis is the first to drop the kendo stick. Cloud swings for her head but Alexis ducks it and jumps into the air! JUMPING NECKBREAKER AND CLOUD AND ALEXIS BOTH LAND ON THE IRON MAT!!! And this is where some of the inherent danger of this match comes into play. The mat will do as much damage to you as it will to your opponent. Alexis holding her back and rolling over, kicking the kendo stick out of the way and now it is an equal footing matchup. Stephanie, clutching the back of her neck as she rises to her feet as Alexis delivers a hard kick to the stomach of Cloud.
Starr Stan: Going for a DDT here, but Cloud fights out of it with a hard jab to the stomach and now it’s her turn! Multiple boxing rush style punches to the face of Alexis, forcing her to the corner, and now continuing the onslaught, throwing in kicks as well for good measure. The referee can’t break her away from these either, everything is legal! Stephanie backing up and delivering a HUGE kick to the stomach of Alexis, dropping her to the bottom turnbuckle.
SG1: Cloud running to the other side of the ring, charging forward again and DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE OF ALEXIS! Alexis dropping down to the iron mat and Cloud is now firing on all cylinders! Cloud stamping on the back of Alexis head, driving her face further into the iron before racing over to the kendo stick. Back to the weapon. Back to the hell. Cloud pacing like a caged animal, urging Alexis to stand up.
Starr Stan: This isn’t good for Alexis. Alexis rising up to her feet and CLOUD CRACKS HER IN THE BACK WITH THE BARBED WIRE KENDO STICK!!! AND SHE’S ACTUALLY HAVING TROUBLE PULLING OUT!!! THOSE BARBS DIGGING INTO THE FLESH OF ALEXIS!!! CLOUD CRACKING IT ON HER BACK AGAIN!!! AND AGAIN!!! ANOTHER!!! AND NOW CLOUD SWINGING IT AND STRIKING HER RIGHT IN THE TOP OF THE HEAD!!! ALEXIS ALREADY LOOKING OUT ON HER FEET, AND CLOUD GOING FOR ANOTHER SWING BUT ALEXIS KICKS HER ARM AWAY!!!
SG1: CLOUD SPINNING AROUND AND ALEXIS WITH A SHARP RIGHT, DRIVING HER FOREARM INTO THE JAW OF CLOUD!! CLOUD STAGGERED AND ALEXIS GOES OFF THE ROPES, JUMPING INTO THE AIR AND…STOMPING RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF CLOUD, DRIVING HER TO THE GROUND!!!
Starr Stan: Almost a mushroom stomp there, but Alexis is looking a bit weary right now as well. Alexis holding her head, and we can actually see some blood forming at the base of her skull, right where the kendo stick struck. Alexis shaking her head, trying to clear out the cobwebs before looking at the stirring Cloud. Alexis spitting on her before running the ropes, kicking her directly in the stomach. Force of that kick actually lifting Cloud off the mat and sending her skidding across the ring!
SG1: Alexis trying to keep the momentum on her side as she slides out of the ring, moving over to the other side where Cloud is. Alexis grabbing Cloud by the throat and pulling her half way out, onto the ring apron. Alexis with a hard slap to the face before DRIVING HER CHEST FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!! IRON MEETING FLESH IN THE MOST PAINFUL OF WAYS AND ALEXIS FOLLOWING IT UP WITH CLUBBING BLOWS TO THE BACK!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis has a veteran instinct for these matches. She knows where the most painful areas are and how to use them. Alexis with a quick jab to the skull of Cloud, forcing her back into the ring and now Alexis climbing up, and going up to the top rope!!! Alexis maybe looking to do some high flying!! And with that iron mat, it will be made all the more painful!!! No give!!!
SG1: CLOUD PUSHING THE ROPES TO DROP ALEXIS!!! ALEXIS SHAKEN, SHE’S HUNG UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! CLOUD!!! SPRINGBOARD!!! HURRICANRANA OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, SENDS BOTH GIRLS CRASHING TO THE IRON MAT!!! WOW!!!!
Starr Stan: CLOUD WITH AN INSTINCTUAL MOVE THERE, KNOWING JUST WHAT TO DO TO SAVE HER LIFE THERE! BUT THE IMPACT ALONE HAS CLOUD IN PAIN AS WELL!!! NEITHER ONE OF THEM ABLE TO MOVE TO MAKE THE COVER HERE, AND THE REF CAN’T COUNT THEM OUT! THAT WAS A RISKY MOVE BUT IT PAYED OFF FOR HER!!!
SG1: Cloud is stirring though, she’s trying to make it to her feet as Alexis continues to lie on her back. Cloud getting up to her feet first, and now the advantage swings to her favor! Cloud, steadying herself at the turnbuckles and stamping her foot, urging Alexis to move. Alexis rolling onto her stomach, rising to her knees…CLOUD CHARGING FOR HER!!! CLOUD POPPING OFF OF ALEXIS BACK, GOING FOR A CURB STOMP!!! ALEXIS MOVING OUT OF THE WAY AS CLOUD LANDS RIGHT BACK ONTO THE IRON MAT, POSSIBLY TWEAKING HER KNEE THERE!!! AND ALEXIS’ GOING OFF THE ROPES HERSELF AND DELIVERS A CHOP BLOCK, RIGHT TO THAT LEFT KNEE!!!
Starr Stan: Getting rid of Cloud’s vertical base there, and Alexis getting up to her feet and delivering a toe kick to the back of her neck, forcing her to the ground and now the two have space once again. Alexis glaring down at her before getting out of the ring, looking under it for a weapon. Adding more dangerous objects into this matchup. But what is she going to find under there?!
SG1: Well, we just found out! Alexis pulling out an old friend! That Cat O’ Nine Tails Whip. That barbed whip that she used when she first joined EAW. Alexis rolling back into the ring, and now the odds are back in her favor. Cloud still favoring that knee and Alexis WHIPPING THE BACK OF CLOUD, AND THOSE BARBS TEARING AWAY SKIN EASILY!!! YOU CAN HEAR CLOUD SCREAMING RIGHT NOW AS ALEXIS WHIPS HER AGAIN, AND AGAIN, LAUGHING ALL THE WHILE! THIS IS SADISTIC!
Starr Stan: This is what Cloud asked for! Cloud wanted a fight! Cloud wanted Alexis to release a monster, and here it is! This is RUW’s Alexis! This is the Matriarch! This is the bed that Cloud made, and she will have to sleep in it! Alexis continuing her onslaught on the back of Cloud, flesh chunking away until Cloud gets up to her feet, moving past the next whip strike and throwing stiff forearms into the skull of Alexis.
SG1: The back of Cloud completely coated in blood right now, and the actual cell itself hasn’t even been used yet. Cloud driving Alexis back into that corner and throwing her over the top rope!!! No!!! Alexis hanging on…BUT NOT FOR LONG!! CLOUD SPRING BOARDING OFF, AND DELIVERS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF ALEXIS SKULL!!! ALEXIS DROPPING OFF THE ROPES, NARROWLY AVOIDING THE BARBED WIRE!!! CLOUD ROARING TO THE CROWD, AND THE CROWD CHEERING BACK AS SHE POINTS TO ALEXIS NODDING HER HEAD!!! WAIT, NO CLOUD!!! CLOUD DON’T DO THIS!!! THAT’S BARBED WIRE ON THE OTHER SIDE, IF YOU MESS UP, YOU COULD REALLY SCREW UP YOUR BODY!!!
Starr Stan: SHE CAN’T HEAR YOU, SG1!! SHE’S TOO FOCUSED!!! TOO IN THE ZONE!!! CLOUD BOUNCING ACROSS THE ROPES, GOING FOR A SUICIDE DIVE AND OH MY GOD!!! ALEXIS CRACKING HER SKULL WITH THAT BARBED WIRE KENDO STICK!!! ALEXIS WITH THE WHEREWITHAL TO GET THAT KENDO STICK THAT HAD BEEN TOSSED ON THE OUTSIDE AND CLOUD JUST DOVE FACE FIRST INTO IT!!! CLOUD HUNG UP ON THE ROPES AND…THERE IS THAT EVIL GLINT IN THE EYES OF ALEXIS ONCE MORE!!!
SG1: Alexis, hopping back onto the apron, cracking her neck and pulling the draped Cloud onto the apron with her. Alexis lifting Cloud all the way UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION! ALEXIS!!! ALEXIS THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE DOING HERE!!! ALEXIS, YOU DON’T NEED TO KILL HER!!! ALEXIS GOING TO POWERBOMB HER ONTO THE FLOOR OF OUR ARENA!!!
Starr Stan: NO!!! NO SHE ISN’T!!! ALEXIS LEAPS OFF AND SLAMS CLOUD’S BODY INTO THE BARBED WIRE!!! ALMOST A JACKKNIFE INTO THE BARBS AND CLOUD IS STUCK ON THE WALL, SCREAMING IN AGONY!!! ALEXIS LAYING ON THE GROUND, JUST LAUGHING AS CLOUD STRUGGLES TO FREE HERSELF FROM THE BARBS!!! GOD THAT WAS…THE MOST HIDEOUS THING I’VE EVER SEEN SO FAR!
SG1: Cloud literally having to pull her skin from the barbs as Alexis just looks like she’s…bathing in the drops of blood that are falling from her. Alexis getting to her feet as Cloud pulls herself off the wall, dropping down in front of her as Alexis smacks the back of her head. God…Cloud’s entire back is just coated in blood. From the whip and the barbs.
Alexis (off mic): GET UP! YOU WANTED TO KILL ME RIGHT?!
Starr Stan: Alexis calling for Cloud to fight her. To fight her like she wanted…AND CLOUD OBLIGING!!! CLOUD CHARGING INTO ALEXIS AND PICKING HER UP, DRIVING HER BACK FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST!!! CLOUD WITH HARD SHOULDER TACKLES, KEEPING HER AGAINST THE POST, AND BACKING AWAY, CHARGING INTO HER AGAIN WITH ANOTHER HARD THRUST!!!
SG1: Cloud is not going to give up on this. Cloud is going to fight to the bitter end. Cloud whipping Alexis off the post, sending her to the steel steps!!! Alexis leaping into the air, landing on the steps, and popping off the steps!!! Alexis going for a blockbuster and CLOUD CATCHES HER!!! CLOUD HOLDING HER IN THAT BLOCK BUSTER POSITION AND CLOUD CLIMBING UP THE STEPS HERSELF!!! AURORA BOREALIS!!! NORTHERN LIGHTS DRIVER ONTO THE STEEL STEPS, ALEXIS HEAD CONNECTING TO THE CORNER OF THE STEP AND SHE DROPS STRAIGHT DOWN!!! JESUS!
Starr Stan: Alexis head is really busted right now, but Cloud as well is just slumped against the steps, panting. She’s been losing a lot of blood, but she refuses to give up here. Cloud, willing herself back to her feet. She has to pin Alexis in the ring, she has to, she can’t win on the outside like this. Cloud trying desperately to drag Alexis up, but she’s basically dead weight. Cloud though, able to will herself forward, pushing Alexis into the ring and crawling on top of her for the cover!!!
NO DICE! ALEXIS JUST GETTING THE SHOULDER UP! Cloud slamming her fist on the iron as she rolls off of her, blood coating the mat.
SG1: We need some medical staff to hurry down here and tend to her. Just look at her back. All that blood still flowing, and she has to be woozy. Cloud, though, getting back up to her feet, just barely and struggling over to the corner. Alexis as well, crawling her way to the other side, trying to keep her focus through the blood pouring out of her head right now. Cloud not giving her time, running right after her and driving her knees right into the back of Alexis head, sending her face first into the bottom turnbuckle!!!
Starr Stan: We’ve documented the damage that Alexis received to her face. Having had damage to her orbital bone during her match with Tarah, her face is still a prime target area. And this match is dangerous for that. Cloud with a hard kick to the back of Alexis neck!
Cloud (Off-Mic): THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED! YOU WANTED TO HURT ME! NOW I GET TO HURT YOU! I GET TO KILL YOU, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE IN THIS MATCH!
SG1: Cloud talking trash of her own as she drags Alexis up by her hair, pinning her to the corner and delivering a huge open palm strike to the chest! Lighting it up! And another chop!!! Cloud backing up and going for a haymaker, but Alexis dodges it and now lighting up Cloud in the corner, with a series of jabs and hooks! Alexis still trying to fight despite the blood caking her face. Cloud responds with a sharp headbutt and that cuts Alexis off as she drops to a knee!
Starr Stan: Cloud going for a shining wizard, but Alexis blocks the leg and Cloud drops down face first, her head bouncing off the iron as Alexis keeps the leg hooked!! Wait! Alexis releasing the leg and stepping over to the left arm of Cloud, twisting it and now grabbing the right leg, bending it bock in a single leg boston crab!!! TEQUILA SUNRISE!!! ALEXIS USING CLOUD’S BLASIAN SUNRISE AGAINST HER!!!
SG1: Alexis can’t win by Submission! There are no tap out victories here!!! But she isn’t looking to win with this!!! She isn’t looking to finish her opponent here! She is looking to do as much damage to Cloud as she can, both physically and mentally. And Cloud is suffering. Cloud trying to break this hold…Cloud loosening her arm and Alexis releases the leg, standing up just as Cloud turns and kicks her away. Alexis rebounds off the ropes as Cloud kips up, delivering a lariat which sends Alexis to the ground. Cloud follows it up with a big elbow drop!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis rolling away from Cloud, getting out of the ring as she tries to catch a breather. Cloud with another kip up and this time she has a lot more fire in her eyes! Cloud running the ropes and LEAPS OVER THE TURNBUCKLE POST, TORNADO PLANCHA OVER THE TURNBUCKLE ONTO ALEXIS ON THE OUTSIDE, DRIVING HER INTO THE BARBED WIRE! CHRIST!
SG1: Alexis and Cloud are trying to put each other through hell and back for this. Cloud, shaking her head, forcing herself to get back to her feet as Alexis writhes against the barbs, pulling herself free of them. Cloud, kicking Alexis back against the barbs, forcing her to endure more and more of this punishment. Cloud now, snatching Alexis up the hair and whipping her into the barbs right in front of us. Alexis going back first into the barbs…and Cloud is very ready to come against her. Cloud backing up a step before charging towards her, leaping up and…CLOTHESLINES HER INTO THE BARBS!!! ALEXIS BEING SENT FURTHER INTO THE BARBS AND CLOUD BACKING UP ONLY TO PELE HER!!
Starr Stan: Cloud is doing everything that she can to damage her. Trying to keep her grounded and unable to fight back. Cloud heading back into the ring, as Alexis justs hangs loosely on the barbs. God she looks like an unused puppet right now. Cloud staring at her from the ring and…gives her the creepiest smile I’ve ever seen. Wait…Cloud think about what you intend to do here! Think about it!!! Think about your career!
SG1: SUICIDE DIVE BY CLOUD OVER THE ROPES, SLAMMING INTO ALEXIS AND OH MY GOD!!!! THE CELL WALL CAME OFF!!! THE BARBED WIRE WALL CAME OFF AND NOW BOTH WOMEN ARE TANGLED IN THE MESS OF BARBED WIRE!!! JESUS CHRIST STOP THE MATCH, STOP THE MATCH PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!
Starr Stan: Don’t stop this match!!! This is just getting interesting!! Cloud trying to pull herself free of the barbs as Alexis lies motionless…and you can see just how much pain is on that blood covered face. Cloud has a sadistic grin plastered all over her own face and…her face is blood covered as well. Think she went forehead first into some of the barbs on her way down. God this is grotesque…but now the fight is on the outside. And the referee has no count outs or ability to stop this here either. The match just has to end in the ring, they can fight everywhere in the arena.
SG1: Yeah, and Cloud is taking her time now, kicking at the fallen Alexis. Cloud not even trying to hide the disdain that she has as she stomps her boot down directly onto the throat of Alexis, pressing her further against the barbs before removing her boot.
Cloud:I want you to suffer! You are going to suffer, Alexis!
Starr Stan: Stephanie bending down now, tearing Alexis off of the barbed wire and dragging her on her knees around the cell. God, it’s like she’s doing this just to torture the poor girl. Alexis trying to swing her fists but she looks too pained to do anything of that sort. Cloud with a sadistic smirk, taking her up to the ramp and pulling her up into a powerslam, dropping her right onto the ramp.
SG1: Cloud taking her time to torment Alexis, kicking her while she’s down as HEY HOLD ON!!!
Starr Stan: HERE COMES THE REST OF THE COVEN!!! BRODY, MADISON, AND JOCELYN HEADING DOWN TO PROTECT ALEXIS!!! AND IT’S ALL LEGAL!!! IT’S ALL LEGAL!! CLOUD READY TO FIGHT THEM OFF!!!
Alexis: NO!!! NO!!!!
SG1: What the..,
(Alexis lifts her blood hand, shaking her head as she tries to get to her feet.)
Alexis: I don’t want you fighting for me…I don’t want you fighting for me.
Starr Stan: Alexis, sending them away?! Why?! That could have been her only hope!!!
SG1: Cloud looks just as confused as the rest of us, but the Coven seem to be taking her advice, backing away from the match. Cloud looking down and tugging Alexis back up, and THROWING HER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BARBED WIRE WALL!!! Alexis bouncing off of it and GETS CAUGHT WITH A CLOTHESLINE FOR HER TROUBLE!!! Cloud firing on all cylinders right now!!! Cloud looking at the fallen Alexis before heading back over to our side…and back towards the ring.
Starr Stan: Yeah, but I don’t think it’s going to be for anything other than more pain. Cloud grabbing hold of that barbed wire kendo stick again…and the Cat O’ Nine Tails as well. Cloud slowly heading back to Alexis, and that sadistic smile still on her face as Alexis tries to crawl up the barbed wire, trying to get herself up to a stand. Cloud tossing the whip down and CRACKING THE KENDO STICK DIRECTLY ONTO THE BACK OF ALEXIS!!! GOD, DIGGING IT INTO THE RIPPED AND TORN SKIN OF HER BACK. CLOUD WITH ANOTHER SHOT, JUST LAYING INTO ALEXIS AS SHE SCREAMS IN AGONY AND ALEXIS TURNS, RIGHT INTO A KENDO SHOT TO THE STOMACH!!! AND CLOUD JUST DRAGGING THE BARBS ACROSS THE STOMACH!!!
Cloud: You like kids, huh mother?! What if I tear apart your (censored) ovaries?! Huh?! What if I do that?!
SG1: Jesus christ! Cloud doing everything she can to torture and destroy Alexis. Cloud…forcing Alexis back into the barbed wire…and slamming her back first into it using the kendo stick!!! Cloud even releasing it and it’s still hanging there on her stomach. Cloud backing up and charging for her again, BUT ALEXIS PULLS HERSELF FROM THE BARBED WIRE, CLOUD CRASHING HEAD FIRST INTO THE BARBS WITH A SCREAM!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis saving herself from the torment of that, and now yanking the kendo stick free of her own skin, throwing it aside. Alexis eying the writhing Cloud…and the Cat O’ Nine Tails. Alexis picking it up and moving over to Cloud!
SG1: She’s not whipping her…Alexis with a side headlock on Cloud and DIGS THE BARBS INTO HER FOREHEAD, JESUS CHRIST!!! And now, just dragging Cloud by those barbs back towards the ring…AND WHIPPING HER INTO THE BARBED WIRE BEFORE SHE CAN EVEN STEP FOOT INSIDE THE RING AREA!!! ALEXIS STILL WITH THE WHIP AND PULLING ON IT HARDER AS IT PULLS HER DEEPER INTO THE BARBS!!! ALEXIS TUGGING WITH ALL HER MIGHT AND…THE BARBS ARE PULLED FREE!!! ALEXIS PULLED SO HARD IT YANKED OUT THE BARBS!!! GOD, I DON’T KNOW IF I CAN KEEP WATCHING THIS!
Starr Stan: Alexis dropping to her knees, blood pouring out of her head, back, and stomach. Cloud herself is trying to stop the bleeding from her forehead. These two have said before, they are going to kill each other in that ring…and I think this is what they meant. Alexis dragging herself to her feet and heading towards Cloud, sending a forearm right into the forehead of Cloud. Cloud responding with a shot of her own. Alexis with another forearm. Cloud with a forearm. And another! And another! Cloud lighting up Alexis with these forearms!!! Alexis being forced back and Cloud with one last forearm, opening up that head wound of Alexis!
SG1: Cloud holding nothing back. And now Cloud’s eyes travel…up…up the cell. Cloud with another forearm to the jaw of Alexis before heading to the cell wall. Cloud why?! Why are you doing this?! Cloud scaling the barbed wire cell!!! And Alexis looks up after her, shaking her head in pain. Well, if Cloud goes up there, Alexis is safe from harm.
Starr Stan: I think you’re speaking too soon.
SG1: ALEXIS WHY ARE YOU CLIMBING UP AFTER HER?! WHAT THE HELL?! NOTHING IS WORTH THIS!!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis trailing after Cloud, who has reached the top of the barbed wire cell. Cloud urging Alexis on spitting down blood at her as she continues to climb.
Cloud: Come on Matriarch! Come on! You want to end this so badly?! Let’s end this! Come on!
SG1: Alexis getting herself nearly there and now Cloud, grabbing on to her hair and yanking her the rest of the way up! Cloud shaking her head to her and slapping her hard in the face, spinning her around!
Cloud: YOU DIE TONIGHT!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis hooked from behind in a full nelson and…DRAGON SUPLEX BY CLOUD!!! CLOUD WITH A DRAGON SUPLEX ON THE BARBED WIRE…AND YANKING ALEXIS BACK UP FROM IT!!! SWITCHING TO A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK NOW…TIGER SUPLEX BY CLOUD!!!! ALEXIS LOOKS DEAD…AND CLOUD ISN’T DONE…CLOUD SLOWLY DRAGGING THE DEAD WEIGHT OF ALEXIS BACK UP TO HER FEET…IN A STRAIGHT JACKET HOLD NOW!!! Cloud…Cloud don’t do what I think you are going to do…
Cloud: Bye bye mommy.
SG1: CLOUD CITY!!! THE CHIMERAPLEX AND OH MY GOD NO!!! OH MY GOD NO!!!
(The audio cuts off from the announce desk as Alexis body is thrown from the top of the cell from a Straight Jacket German Suplex, crashing down onto the announce table neck first. The table shatters upon impact as Starr and SG1 look in shock, staring down at the broken, lifeless body of Alexis. Cloud stares down at her as well, her eyes wide in what seems to be shock.)
Starr Stan: I…I think our headsets are back on. I…we need medics down here now. I think Cloud just killed Alexis.
SG1: Oh my god. Alexis went neck first down onto our announce table…and it has outright shattered. I…god is she breathing? Is she breathing?!
(Medical personnel begin to head down to announce table but they stand back as Alexis raises her left hand, holding up a middle finger to Cloud who stares down at her with wide eyed shock, switching to fury.)
SG1: HOW ARE YOU ALIVE? JESUS CHRIST!!! ALEXIS IS BREATHING, HER EYES ARE OPEN, AND SHE IS DEFIANT!! SHE IS DEFIANT TO STEPHANIE MATSUDA!!! TELLING HER, YOU WON’T BREAK ME, YOU WON’T KEEP ME DOWN!!!
Starr Stan: …SG…SG we may want to move.
SG1: Huh…Cloud backing up and…wait! WAIT CLOUD, OUR TABLE IS ALREADY BROKEN, THERE IS NOTHING TO BLUNT THIS FALL!!!!
Starr Stan: CLOUDY 9!!! CLOUD 9 FROM THE TOP OF THE CELL ON TOP OF ALEXIS!!! OH MY (censored) GOD!!! CLOUD IS DEAD!!! ALEXIS IS DEAD!!! WHY?! WHY?!
SG1: Both Cloud and Alexis laid out on what remains of our announce table. Blood just…caking the wood right now. AND WE CAN’T STOP THIS MATCH! WE CAN’T! This match has to end inside of the ring!
Starr Stan: Well, if neither one of them can stand up, I don’t think we will have to. I think medical personnel may take them, themselves. Wait…wait hold on…CLOUD IS MOVING!!
SG1: Cloud slowly starting to get to her feet, but it is taking a lot of effort to do that. Cloud, clawing her way up to her feet, biting her teeth as she drags her body across the ground, holding onto Alexis legs and dragging her with her. Please. Please go back to the ring and finish this!
Starr Stan: Cloud getting up to her feet and still trying to drag the dead weight of Alexis…but she thought better of it. Cloud releasing her leg and staring down at her. Cloud, grabbing onto her hair and FIREMAN’S CARRY!!! CLOUD GENUINELY CARRYING THE BROKEN BODY OF ALEXIS ON HER BACK!!! Both of these girls are covered in blood and wounds, and Cloud is still carrying Alexis!!! Cloud, struggling to the ring and depositing Alexis on the iron sheet, pushing her further before crawling in after her. And mercifully going for the cover! Please, please be over.
ALEXIS GOT A SHOULDER UP!!! HOW?! HOW DID SHE DO THAT?!
SG1: Look at Cloud’s face!!! Look at Cloud’s face!!! She is in utter disbelief right now. Cloud sitting up and just staring at the fallen Alexis. Cloud thought that this was it. She used the Cloud City, and the Chimeraplex. Alexis was dead! How did she kick out!
Starr Stan: SHE SAT UP!!! ALEXIS SITTING UP AND STARING AT CLOUD WITH A BLOOD COVERED SMILE ON HER FACE!!! CLOUD LOOKS UTTERLY SHOCKED BUT THAT IS TAKEN BY ANGER AS CLOUD MOVES TO A STAND, THROWING A HARD SLAP AT THE FACE OF ALEXIS!!! ALEXIS DROPPING DOWN ONTO THE MAT, AND QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING TO AVOID THE SCRAMBLE BY STEPHANIE!!!
SG1: Stephanie moving after Alexis who is almost crawling away from her. Alexis heading back to the outside and Stephanie hot on her trail as Alexis grabs the cell wall…CLIMBING IT?!
Starr Stan: ALEXIS, YOU WERE JUST THROWN OFF OF IT!!! YOU WERE JUST THROWN OFF OF IT!!! JUST LAY DOWN IN THE RING AND ACCEPT YOUR DEFEAT!!! PLEASE!!!
SG1: Alexis isn’t listening. Alexis is still climbing and Cloud is angrily climbing after her, nearing the top of the cell. Alexis getting there first, but she’s still struggling to get to a stand. Cloud isn’t. And Cloud is up there with her now. Alexis being smart though, getting to the middle of the cell…even if she is cutting up her hands and legs in the process. Cloud following after her, charging and stomping directly on her back. Alexis writhing in pain here as Cloud shakes her head, grabbing her and dragging her up by her hair, staring down at her and…hooking her into a…what is that?
Starr Stan: SHE’S GOT ALEXIS IN THE POSITION FOR THE MOTHER’S PRAYER!!! CLOUD IS GOING TO DELIVER THE MOTHER’S PRAYER TO ALEXIS!!!
SG1: Eclipse’s own finishing move. Cloud wants to destroy Alexis…and she’s going to do it using the move of her husband. Cloud even going so far as to ‘kiss Alexis goodnight’! MOTHER’S PRAY-NO!!!! ALEXIS SPINS OUT OF THE HOLD, BUT HOLDS ON TO CLOUD’S BACK!!! LIFTING HER INTO THE AIR AND SPINNING HER AROUND!!! MOTHER’S WOMB!!! SPINNING BACK SUPLEX SIDE SLAM!!!!
Starr Stan: Alexis just drove Cloud into the roof of the cell and…hey…hey hold on…the barbs on the roof!!! Alexis pushing on Cloud with all her might now, pushing herself to a stand! The barbs on the roof are a lot weaker than the rest of them, and they are straining to not break!!! Alexis knows that!!! Alexis up to a stand now and…flipping off Cloud!!!
SG1: Alexis taking a slow step back before running forward!!! FOOT STOMP!!! FOOT STOMP ONTO THE FALLEN CLOUD AND THE BARBS SNAP!!! ALEXIS AND CLOUD GOING DOWN TO THE RING…RIGHT ONTO THE IRON MAT!!! BOTH GIRLS SMACKING AGAINST THE IRON!!! THEY HAVE TO BE DEAD!!! THEY HAVE TO BE DEAD!!!
Starr Stan: They…they aren’t moving! They might be dead! But they are both in the ring!!! The ref starting his ten count!
SG1: Neither girl is moving…is this going to end here? Like this?!
Starr Stan: WAIT!! WAIT!! ALEXIS STIRRING, TRYING TO DRAG HER BODY TO THE ROPES!!!
SG1: ALEXIS IS UP TO HER FEET, USING THE ROPES TO KEEP HERSELF STEADY!!!
Starr Stan: CLOUD JUST SAT UP!!! BREAKING THE COUNT!!! ALEXIS LOOKS AS IF SHE’S SMILING RIGHT NOW AT HER, AS CLOUD STARES UP AT HER WITH…ALMOST DEFIANCE! CLOUD AND ALEXIS…HAVE TAKEN EACH OTHER THROUGH HELL AND BACK IN THIS MATCHUP!!! CLOUD DRAWING HERSELF TO HER FEET!!!
SG1: You can see Alexis limping towards her as Cloud drags herself to Alexis…Cloud falling back to her knees as she nears Alexis and…spitting blood directly into her face. Alexis wiping it away from her already blood stained face as Cloud shoves Alexis backwards…AND ALEXIS COMES BACK WITH A BIG BOOT!!! MOTHER’S WAY CONNECTS!!! AND CLOUD DROPS STRAIGHT TO THE IRON MAT AS ALEXIS GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Starr Stan: THERE’S NO WAY!!! THERE’S NO WAY!!
(“Pet” by A Perfect Circle plays as Alexis slowly drops back, staring down at the fallen Cloud who raises her hands to her face, covering it in both pain and sorrow. Alexis shakes her head, watching her as the Cell begins to lift.)
RA: Here’s your winner ALEXIS!!!!! DIIIIIEEEEEEEMOOOOOOOOOSSSS!!!!
SG1: Alexis…did it! Alexis pulled the victory from the War Queen. They both promised to end this war, and to leave it all in that ring! Alexis and Cloud went through hell and back, and for a lot of that matchup, Cloud had this in control. But Alexis somehow survived through it all!
Starr Stan: And you know what that means for Cloud. This means that all that bravado, all those chances that she had, and in the end…Lauryn lives with the Sanatorium. Lauryn belongs to them now.
(Alexis gingerly gets to her feet, staring at Cloud as the rest of the Coven and even Lauryn head to the ring, fear in their eyes as they slide under the ropes, checking on Alexis who moves past them, moving to the fallen Cloud who is trying to sit up. Lauryn looks at her with fear in her eyes as Cloud hangs her head, shaking her head in agony and trying to move away. Alexis grabs at her arm, pulling her up to face her as Cloud glares into her eyes.)
SG1: Woah…maybe so much for talking about this being done. Come on…you two went through hell already, please. Please end it here!
(Alexis glares at Cloud before releasing her arm and wrapping her arms around her in a tight embrace. Cloud seems taken aback before simply accepting the hug, holding Alexis tight in it as well before they both release. She goes to her knee as Lauryn walks up as well, and the two embrace as tears flow from their eyes.)
Starr Stan: Wow…wow…I wasn’t expecting that actually. I…I guess the war honestly is over.
(Cloud releases her hold on Lauryn and whispers something to her, ruffling her hair before she is helped out of the ring by Alexis, who moves to the center of the ring and raises her arms in triumph.)
SG1: Jesus…I’m so happy that’s over. I…we will be back live on Empire next week!!! On behalf of EAW, The Damai Center, and Terminus, we wish you all a good night!!!
Starr Stan: The next time you see such a glorious matchup, it’ll be Pain for Pride. Stay tuned!!
(The EAW Logo buzzes, as the camera focuses on the bloodied face of Alexis. As the logo continues to buzz Alexis drops straight down and the Coven and Lauryn immediately rush to her air, urging medical staff to come and get her. A stretcher is wheeled out as the cameras try to get images on what is going on before it fades to black.)