A couple of moments elapse before the picture comes to life. As it does, the camera spots Merlot Ayano as she’s seated somewhere backstage. The Sin City Underground Television Championship rests comfortably on her lap. There’s also a bottle of Voss water in her hands.
Merlot Ayano: Let’s get to business.
Merlot takes a deep sip of that water before she continues.
Merlot Ayano: New week comes with new challenge. And for Merlot, challenge is always great. Tonight, will step in ring with Valentina. Will defend SCU TV Championship against woman who is very hungry for success. Can appreciate that.
She nods her head.
Merlot Ayano: Valentina’s last single’s match here was against Celeste. Fought for SCU World Championship. And although Valentina left it all in ring, came up a little short. Merlot know a little something about that. Also know a little something about having shenanigans happen during one of biggest matches of career―
There’s a small pause.
Merlot Ayano: It sucks. It really sucks…
She shakes her head, trying to wash the memories away.
Merlot Ayano: But best thing to do is not dwell on it. Best thing to do is refocus and keep pressing on. Hai.
Another small pause.
Merlot Ayano: Besides, would be very dangerous for Valentina to lose focus when in ring with Merlot.
Whether it is intentional or not, there’s an inflection on the words “very dangerous.” Ms. Ayano shakes her head before she carries on.
Merlot Ayano: Valentina? Merlot want to make something clear before we step into ring. Harkens back to something Sister Esther said couple weeks ago. The SCU TV Championship is no trinket. The SCU TV Championship is NO consolation prize. Merlot realize Valentina was probably hurt when didn’t beat Celeste. Is understandable. However, don’t think you can waltz over here to Merlot and get an easy win. Don’t think you can just walk over and take what Merlot has spent months building up. No, no, no!
Her words linger in the air.
Merlot Ayano: Is true, TV Championship is one of younger belts in SCU. However, championship’s prestige grows day by day; Merlot makes sure of that. Merlot put body on line week after week to ensure it happens. Is honor and privilege to hold SCU TV Championship; is not a right. Sister Esther learned that lesson the hard way last week. Hope Valentina is able to learn from her. And if not? Merlot more than happy to personalize a course just for Valentina, hai!
Merlot takes another sip of her water. Afterwards, she glances down at the championship.
Merlot Ayano: SCU TV Championship means a lot to Merlot. Why? Because am not just wrestling aimlessly. Belt allows Merlot to wrestle best and most hungry. But is not all. Each time Merlot walk out and defend championship, am helping creating a bit of history. And that history will live on long after Merlot retire and leave SCU. Is one reason Merlot always fight with passion and intensity.
She looks up and into the camera’s lens.
Merlot Ayano: Can say a lot of things about Merlot, but will never be able to question heart and dedication. Career has been paved with adversity and pain. But, has made Merlot strong. And will use all of that strength when we fight, Valentina. Can believe that.
There’s a small pause. Even still, her eyes don’t leave the camera.
Merlot Ayano: And Esther? Received portion of Merlot’s wrath when we fought. Pray it was enough to open your eyes. Pray it was enough to qualsh disrespect, for Esther’s sake. For everyone’s sake.
The camera fades out a short while later.
SCU TV Championship
Valentina vs Merlot Ayano
Darlyn: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the SCU Television Championship!!!
Flashes like cameras go across the stage and the audience as the sound accompanies it. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat begins on the PA as pure beauty walks through the curtains. Her hair blows in the wind as she looks up at the ceiling. She places a hand on her hip as she lets the crowd admire her despite getting a mixed reaction.
Darlyn: Please welcome, on her way to the ring from Merida, Spain. She stands at 5'11" and weighs in at 125 pounds, she is pure perfection... Valentinaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Once Valentina is officially announced, she turns and begins walking down the ramp. She pushes her hair out of her face as she vogues, showing off her face to it's full capacity. She steps up to the ring steps and looks around with a majestic smile. She takes to the steps as she comes to the apron. She looks around for a moment, stomping her foot in protest as a scantily clad man runs down the ramp and climbs onto the apron. He sits on the middle rope, opening it for her. Valentina then takes off her Loubotins and hands them to the man as she prances barefoot around the ring. She refuses to let go of the spotlight.
The fans sit and wait as the lights in the arena phase out. Everyone sits in silence until the chaotic rifts of symphonic sounds of exist†trace’s “Futatsu no Roe” begins to pump throughout air. A couple of lights at the base of the entrance ramp flicker on.
Darlyn: On her way to the ring, from Osaka, Japan, standing at 5’5” and weighing in at 133lb, she is… Merlot Ayyyyyyyyyanooooooooooo!!!
Merlot Ayano stands with her back turned as the beams illuminate her. She quickly raises her right fist in the air before using both of her hands to blow kisses into the air. She then spins around and lets out a great shout just as the song begins to ramp up. She scans the cheering crowd and stretches out her right arm as she makes her way down to the ring. Merlot heads directly towards the steps upon reaching the end of the entrance ramp. She wipes her boots on the apron before stepping through the ropes. Merlot strolls around the ring as the lights return before heading to one of the corners. She uses the ropes to get loose and stretch out her legs before the bell rings
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Gena: Merlot and Val circle a bit before Merlot grabs Val and gets behind her. She wraps an arm around Val’s neck and bends her down into a Dragon Sleeper.
Chad: Val falls victim to it, trying to get out of it as her back is arched. She uses her flexibility and agility to use her hand to bounce back up. She lifts Merlot into a Reverse Sidewalk Slam.
Gena: Val then comes off of the ropes, looking for a Moonsault, but Merlot rolls out of the way. Val lands on her feet, but Merlot rises up into a Clothesline From Hell.
Chad: Merlot drops a knee to Val’s forehead. She lifts Val up and then hits a low Sweep Kick, but Val jumps over it. Val hits a Discus Punch and then she bounces off the ropes.
Gena: She jumps up and hits a Hurricanrana, going for a pin.
Gena: Merlot throws a shoulder up. She flips on top of Val’s back and begins throwing punches to her, pounding her down to the mat. Merlot then locks on a Rear Naked Choke.
Chad: Val claws at Merlot’s arm to try to break it up. She doesn’t have any luck as she thrashes around, going for the ropes. Eventually she gets a hold of them.
Gena: Merlot gives the break. She stands up and picks Val up, but Val jumps up and hits a Tornado DDT out of nowhere.
Chad: Val goes to the top rope and sizes up the situation. After a second, she leaps off with a Frog Splash, hooking the leg.
Gena: Val is now breathing heavily. She steps back and wipes the sweat from her upper lip and she leans down, watching Merlot carefully as she gets up.
Chad: Merlot leans onto the ropes, holding onto her head. Val charges at her, and Merlot hits a Back Body Drop, but she twists Val in the air and keeps hold as she goes for the pin!
Chad: So close there, but Val still has a lot of fight in her. She pulls herself over to the corner. Half way up, Merlot hits a Running Knee to Val’s face, sending her right back down to the mat.
Gena: Merlot catches her breath before dragging Val to the center of the ring. She starts to set Val up for the Vanguard Killer (Lebell Lock), but Val gets out of it and slides to her feet.
Chad: As Merlot starts to get up, Val crashes into her with a Shoulderbutt. Merlot goes to one knee. Val then hits a Chick Kick to Merlot that puts her down, but only for a second.
Gena: Val bounces off of the ropes, and as she returns to Merlot, she jumps up for the V-Day (Continuous Whirlybird Headscissors Takedown)! She gets one rotation! Two rotations!
Chad: Thrrrr… No, Merlot throws her across the ring, flying off of her shoulders and sliding into a sickening thud against the ring post! Ouch!
Gena: Merlot tries it once more, dragging Val to the center of the ring. She puts on the Vanguard Killer again, only she gets it locked in!
Chad: Merlot strains Val, but Val shakes her head, refusing to give in! She’s trying everything to get out of the hold. But nothing is working! She continues to refuse.
Gena: The referee asks her if she gives up, but she shouts “No! No!” Merlot continues to tighten the lock and Val shouts out in pain. However, she still refuses for a moment longer.
Chad: Val is giving it a valiant effort, but she’s bordering on stupid, trying to fight this, especially with Merlot’s strength advantage. Finally, Val gives in and taps!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: Here is your winner via submission, and STILL SCU Television Champion… Merlot Ayano!!!
““Futatsu no Roe” plays over the speakers as Merlot stands up. She takes her title and holds it up high with one arm as the referee raises her other. She looks down at Val, who is curled up in pain. She then walks over to the ropes and climbs the corner. She raises the belt up high as the fans cheer. Suddenly, they start booing as Merlot gets tripped up. Her belt drops into the hands of Sister Esther, who spins her around and cracks the belt against Merlot’s head. She spits down on the ground and then glares at Merlot. She slaps her across the back of the head a few times until SCU Security comes out. She drops the belt and holds her hands up innocently as she shout at them.
Esther: I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING! I’M HERE FOR MY FUCKING EXCLUSIVE MATCH, SHIT HEADS!!!
Esther settles into the corner and crosses her arms over her chest as the security team helps Merlot out of the ring. Merlot attempts to get back inside, but security stops her. Esther waves sarcastically at her as security escorts Merlot away from the ringside area.
SCWNetwork Exclusive Match
Sister Esther vs Angel of Filth vs Vixen Staggs
This match promised to be an SCWNetwork Exclusive match for the ages. However, upon entering the ring, and the bell ringing, they just stood there for the five minute duration, causing the match to get thrown out.
We return from commercial break, with the participants of the SCWNetwork Exclusive Match are still inside of the ring. They each have microphones as they stare around at the crowd that is booing them like crazy. Esther is the first one to lift the microphone to her lips.
Esther: Look here you little bitches! We’re not going anywhere until we perform in front of these assholes, with the cameras rolling. We’re not some masked member Jade’s or Ruby’s or Black’s. We’re the top three women of GRIME. We deserve to be on television!
Esther stomps, seeming to have a little pouting fit. Angel of Filth walks over to Esther to calm her down by slapping her hard across the face. Esther steadies herself on the ropes as the microphone slides out of her hands.
Filth: Esther might want to treat this like it’s a hostile takeover of the ring. But me and Vixen know better. We know that you don’t care. You have this… this notion that you’re better than all of GRIME. You think it’s cute to make us fight when the cameras aren’t rolling, unless we kick off a purge.
Vixen: And we don’t answer to your sense of what is able to be broadcast or not. We, being who we are, deserve better. You put our names on your card, then you must certainly put us on television, n’est pas?
Filth walks around the ring and then finds herself sitting on the middle rope, looking out at the audience. Vixen moves to lean against the corner turnbuckles, her elbows resting on the top rope which opens her leather jacket to reveal the World Nightmare championship belt on her waist.
Filth: SCU was once poisoned, but now it is pure. That disgusts me. Donna and Tad made promises that we would see a wrestling company that was different from the rest. They gave us the Combat Championships. They had a midget running around punching people in the dick. It was cute, and it was a start. You hired me, promising me that this was going to be a place of tremendous violence and a unique place to fight.
Filth shrugs her shoulders with a look of distaste on her face.
Filth: So far, you’re just served us the cookie cutter *air quotes* “hardcore wrestling” promotion with an MMA and Boxing circle. You got all these pretty people running around, throwing their money around, going on power trips about who really runs this place. You have management that let them think that way. It’s fucking disgusting. We were brought here to fight tonight, and we’re going to show each and every one of you, here and watching from the hotel and home, just what we’ve all been missing out on for far too long. You have a hungry up and comer who is ready to fight for the title. You have the leader and former champion, ready to leave with the title. And you’ve got the current champion, who just went through hell and back last week in a barbed wire steel cage match, and she’s ready to defend what’s currently hers. We’re here to bring the violence.
Vixen: Defend and retain what is currently mine Filth.
Vixen offers a sneer at Filth before once more bringing the microphone to her lips.
Vixen: Last week I retained this title and I bet you are sitting here and thinking that I would rather be offline, content with not having to appear weak should I lose my title which isn’t the case or so the higher ups won’t grace the fans with the “air quotes” GRIME on their programming. I say that I for one think that having our little non title contest that you propose as exclusive content is the only viable match that you could have on your programming that won’t bore the SCU “fans” given your less than stellar line up tonight..
Filth nods her head along with Vixen. She shrugs and then raises the microphone to her lips.
Filth: In this ring right now, you have three straight up bitches who refuse to leave the ring until we get a fucking referee into this fucking ring so that we can have a FUCKING MATCH! Oh, but, security you say? We’ve already seen them a few times tonight as GRIME.
Filth looks over to Esther, and Esther smiles wickedly as she saunters around a bit before pointing to the spot of blood left on the mat from Merlot Ayano.
Esther: Sorry… not sorry…
Filth turns over to Vixen, and with a nod, Filth stands up from the ropes and steps back toward the center of the ring. She waves it on until “Wrecked” by Killbot plays on the speakers. Gianni Di Luca steps out onto the stage and looks around at his mixed reaction. He doesn’t look too happy. Then, he clicks his jaw and points out to the right, and then the left, with an “eyyyy!” He then steps down to the edge of the ramp and he looks into the ring, more annoyed than anything.
Gianni: Seriously? What the fawk ya on right now? This ain’t ya show. There ain’t no purge goin’ on. Ya don’t got a foot to stand on. Especially you, Vixen. Are ya even cleared to return to action? Not that GRIME has enough concern for their employees to check that kinda thing, but I’m asking for a friend… Ya husband…
Vixen’s eyes narrow slightly at the mention of her husband. Reaching into her jacket pocket, she pulls out a folded white piece of paper and waves it in Gianni’s direction.
Vixen: Not that I need my husband’s permission Gianni but here is my doctor’s note that says I can kick all the ass I want tonight. So Boo Boo, whatcha gonna do about it?
Vixen smirks as she stuffs the paper back into her pocket. Gianni shrugs his shoulders and takes a few steps down the ramp now.
Gianni: Good to know, good to know. Hey, uh, if ya lookin’ for a good divorce lawyer, I got an uncle who can make sure he don’t take ya for everything ya worth. But I ain’t come out here to talk personal issues. I come out here to remove the trash, so…
Gianni reaches up and snaps his fingers. SCU Security walks out from behind the curtains and splits out around Gianni. They start to go to the ring when Esther pulls a controller out of her pocket. She clicks it, and volts of electricity flash over the corners and ropes. Esther jumps up and down, clapping and laughing as she points at them.
Esther: See those little boxes there? The things we were setting up during the “Exclusive Match”? In layman's terms, you touchy, it go shocky, fuckers. Try us. We’re not some vapid SCU chicks like Celeste North or Veronica Taylor.
Gianni pinches the bridge of his nose and he raises the microphone to his mouth. He laughs into the mic.
Gianni: Look, this little trick. It’s cute. Really. But the fact of the matter is that ya just givin’ us more reason not to even deal with GRIME. It ain’t helpin’ ya case. In fact, it makes me wanna beef up security. So I tell ya what, Vix. Put ya belt on the line, and leave them boxes turned on, and ya can just kill each other.
Gianni waits for an answer from the ladies. Esther nods her head and Filth smirks with her own nod. Vixen pulls her belt off her waist and holds it high with a sneer at Gianni.
Vixen: You better believe that I will put up my belt if that is what it takes. I am not a paper champion like some. So what are you waiting for?
Esther clicks the remote as a referee slides inside of the ring. She then clicks it back on and tosses the remote to the outside, rubbing her hands together as Gianni walks up the ramp.
Electrified Ropes Match - GRIME World Nightmare Championship
Sister Esther Vs Angel of Filth Vs Vixen StaggsDarlyn: The following contest is an Electrified Ropes Match scheduled for one fall, and is for the GRIME World Nightmare Championship! Introducing the challengers, Sister Esther Azarov and Angel of Filth, and your World Nightmare Champion… Vixen Staggs!!!
Ding! Ding! Ding!Chad: I thought we were banned from calling these matches because we’re not cool enough or whatever. Suck it, Liam. Gena: Vixen quickly grabs Filth and flings her right into the ropes, and she receives a shock in the process. Esther then clobbers Vixen from behind and sends her into the corner. Chad: The force throws Vixen down to the mat, and Esther carefully pins Vixen so not to receive residual shock.
Kickout!Gena: Filth is right there, and she pulls Esther off of Vixen and slams her head into the ropes, causing her to be stunned and disoriented. She then rolls her up for the pin.
Two!Chad: Vixen jumps on top of Filth and begins clobbering away at her. Filth digs into Vixen’s eyes and then kicks her off, and she almost stumbles into the ropes. Gena: Vixen catches herself and straightens up, but Esther quickly pushes Filth into ropes and holds her there with her gloved hands. Esther: Take that, bitch! Chad: Filth is out of commission, and Esther goes to cover her, but Vixen picks Esther up and throws her into the corner. Esther stops herself with her hand. Gena: Vixen comes up and pounds her head into the corner, forcing Esther back while grabbing onto her neck and turning it into a Springboard Bulldog. She collapses on top of Esther for the cover.
Three!NO!Chad: Esther drapes a bare leg on the rope, sending an electric jolt into Vixen. But in the process, all three ladies are out on the mat, blinking at the ceiling. Gena: Esther is the first one to move as she turns over onto her stomach. You can read the pain on her face as she tries to get to her feet, but her legs are like jelly. Chad: Vixen tries to get to her feet next, but she holds onto her stomach as she tries to find her footing. She ties up with Esther in the middle of the ring and the two jockey for position. Gena: Esther starts to get Vixen stepping backward. Vixen uses her leg strength to back Esther up toward the ropes. But Esther drops down. Chad: Vixen kicks her right into the ropes and then holds on for The Joke’s on You (Sonia Deville’s Hellavator), landing it perfectly. Filth gets up, and Vixen throws her over the top rope and then drops down for the pin.
Two!Gena: Filth tries to slide back inside, but she touches the ropes and jolts back out, as Vixen counts along with the referee!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
The electrical whirring stops.Darlyn: Here is your winner and STILL GRIME World Nightmare Champion… Vixen Staggs!!!
“The Joke’s On You” plays over the speakers. Vixen holds onto her title as she rolls to the outside of the ring. Medical comes and checks on her while pulling Filth and Esther out onto stretchers. As they are wheeled up the ramp, they hold hands with one another, while Vixen shrugs off any attempt at medical help.
Backstage, Alex Rush can be seen wearing a paper red and white stripped cap.Alex: Popcorn! Get yer popcorn!
The camera moves out a bit to see Alex Rush standing at a popcorn stand, both Rhinos standing behind the counter and a machine to his left. Marissa Henry walks past, covering her face in hope that Alex don't see her.Alex: Furry lightning bolt!
Marissa stops in her tracks as she turns to look at Alex.Marissa: You're selling popcorn this week?
Alex shrugs his shoulders.Alex: Well, there's this virus thing going around, and I think that everyone needs to muck in and get things done. SCU can't bring in people to sell some corn that pop, pop, pops, so I figured I will do it just to help people out. Marissa: Well, I guess that's nice of you. Alex: I know, 'ere me knickerless friend, have some on the house. It's me own special recipe.
Alex reaches down where there are five boxes of popcorn already scooped out and hands one to Marissa. Marissa looks in to the box as Alex encourages her. Marissa reaches in and places some popcorn in her mouth, but her eyes widen as she chews and swallows.Marissa: Is that? Alex: Yep! Sushi popcorn! Lovely ain't it?
Marissa shakes her head at Alex.Marissa: It's unique to say the least. Alex: The boys here can't get enough of it. Look.
Alex beckons Marissa around behind the stand to see two huge bowls of popcorn on the floor, both rhinos beating hungrily from the bowls.Alex: Told ya, rhinos love sushi! Can't get enough of it, but I am worried about something little Ms. Lightning Bolt. Marissa: Can you never call me that again?
Alex ignores the question.Alex: I don't seem too busy tonight, this is like a big wrestling show and I've had no traffic out here. It's proper sad. Marissa: That could be to do with there's no fans here. Alex: They dunno what they're missing. Marissa: They can't be here, there's.... Nevermind.
Marissa starts to walk away, Alex calls after her.Alex: Enjoy the popcorn!
With Marissa out of the sight, the scene fades to just Alex's voice.Alex: Popcorn! Popcorn! Get yer popcorn!
Earl and Dahlia are leaning against the rail of the balcony of their hotel roomEarl: Blaze Of Glory didn’t go as we would have hoped it would, Congrats Team Go, carry the pride tag team title with honor and carry on the great legacy that my and I and others have carried those titles before you.
Now on to other matters the briefcase ladder match four men one briefcase. O'Malley I’ve seen you around you're a heck of a wrestler no doubt, but the old Earl would say you're not as great as I am, I look forward to engaging with you.
Father Gerald, While I don’t agree with some of your beliefs, I know you are tough as nails competitor.
Eyensane how many wars have we had through three wrestling federations, no doubt you’ve given me some of the toughest and best matches of my career, and I’m sure when the bell rings we’ll have another war.
Earl smiles.Earl: Good luck to the three of, but it’s me who will be leaving with the briefcase. Dahlia: Ariana, I’ll continue what my husband said, you beat us at Blaze of Glory and that’s never an easy task, so good on you, but our next encounter will be one on one, and well I fell I have that advantage, no offense, but I know you're a bloody good wrestler, and you will give me a great match, but as much as I like you, I’m going to have to beat you.
Chad: Wait, something's happening! Cut to the back! Cut to the back!
Indeed the camera does cut to the back to find a fight taking place! Helluva Bottom Carter and Shooter Reed are tangled up in each others arms and swinging clubbing blows as they spin around on their feet! The two slam into the wall, then fall down against the edge of a table, sending it toppling to the floor and spilling its contents everywhere! Shooter is on top but he gets to his feet and tries to get away but Carter grabs him by the boot and pulls his leg out from under him! Carter drags him to his feet and the two are swinging again and this time Carter spears into him and the two crash into a row of folding chairs stacked against the wall, sending them all scattering everywhere!Gabriel: Hey! Stop -- STOP!!!
Gabriel himself, one of the proprietors of the GO Gym, arrives with members of SCU security, along with his own wife, to break it up! Shooter manages to grab the leg of one of the chairs and he swings it blindly, clipping carter in the side of the head and knocking him off of him! Carter is sent reeling and security helps a dazed Shooter to his feet and they start to escort him away, but Carter shoves himself past Gabriel and he jumps on Shooter's back, sending the two to the ground once again!HBCarter: You son of a bitch! You f**king son of a bitch!!!
Even Carter's best friend Ariana is on scene and watching in shock as Carter and Shooter roll around the floor while the others work to separate them! Carter has two handfuls of Shooter's hair as Gabriel and two others grab him to pull him away from Shooter but it works against Shooter as he yells out at his hair being pulled right from his scalp!Gabriel: Let go! Damn it, Carter! Let GO!
Finally the security manage to pry Carter's hands from out of Shooter's hair and they sweep him from the scene whole Gabriel and another guard hold him back, Odette placing a restraining hand on his chest! Shooter is ushered off scene while a PISSED OFF Carter screams after him!HBCarter: F**king coward! I'll kick your ass! I'll… Gabriel: Carter -- CARTER!!!
Gabriel and Odette forcibly get their young graduate away from the scene as a worried Ariana follows closely.
Ariana Angelos vs Dahlia RottenDarlyn: The following contest is a special draw match! Iiiiiiiiiiiiintroducing first, she is your Pride Tag Team Champion… From Pittsburg, PA standing at 5’6” and weighing in at 120lb, she is… Ariana Angelos!!!
The intro to “Fortune Favours the Bold” hits the speakers and once the vocals hit Ariana comes out to a modest reception, the young wrestler claps hand with the fans at ringside as she makes her way down to the ring. Ariana rolls into the ring and poses for the crowd before waiting for her opponent.Darlyn: And her opponent, from Edmonton, Alberta, standing at 5’5” and weighing in at 285lb, she is… Dahlia Rotten!!!
Earl steps on the stage accompanied by Dahlia and Sarah, they walk to the ring and enter, a spotlight shine on the rings, Dahlia and Sarah wrap their arms around Earl's neck and he gives the crowd an arrogant smile.
Ding! Ding! DIng!Gena: Ari runs at Dahlia and tries for a Shoulderbutt, but it has no effect on Dahlia, who just yawns. Chad: Is Dahlia trying to make Ari mad on purpose? Dahlia begins moving around, and Ari circles with her. She tries to grab at Dahlia, but Dahlia slaps her arms away. Gena: Ari slaps Dahlia belly to get under her skin a bit. Dahlia grabs Ari quickly and nails her with a Headbutt. Chad: Dahlia grabs Ari by her hair and tosses her to the mat like a ragdoll. She begins stomping on Ari as the crowd of GO Gym members shout out in support for her. Gena: Ari has a deathwish if she thinks she can just slap Dahlia’s stomach and not expect the mean side of Dahlia to come out.
Chad: Ari gets up, glaring at Dahlia… Ari slaps Dahlia in the face… Dahlia counters that with an eye poke to both of Ari’s eyes!
Gena: That will slow Ari down. Dahlia grabs Ari and sends her to the corner. Ari hits the turnbuckle hard, Dahlia runs at Ari and nails a Body Avalanche!
Chad: Dahlia grabs Ari by the head and just tosses her to the mat. The crowd boos Dahlia, which is quite the change from the usual, but understandable as we’re in GO Gym right now.
Gena: Dahlia goes for Earl’s Leg Drop but Ari rolls out the way. Ari and Dahlia get to their feet. Dahlia goes to grab Ari but Ari ducks and Kicks Dahlia in the Back.
Chad: Dahlia turns around, Ari hits Dahlia with a Spinning Heel Kick! Dahlia takes a step back, but doesn’t come close to leaving her feet.
Gena: Ari goes for another Spinning Heel Kick. Dahlia takes a step back, Ari hits a Dropkick causing Dahlia to take yet another step back!
Chad: Ari runs in and jumps up, hitting a knee to the face of Dahlia. Dahlia falls back into the ropes and holds on as Ari begins throwing punches and kicks.
Gena: Ari backs up and then she runs in for a Leaping Clothesline but misses as Dahlia counters it with a Headbutt!!!
Chad: Ari holds her head as she turns her back to Dahlia. Dahlia does a Back Rake to Ari. Ari arches her back… Dalia lifts Ari up and nails a Sidewalk Slam!
Gena: Dahlia grabs Ari leg and turns her around for her Single Leg Boston Crab!
Chad: The ref looks on but wait… Dahlia now drops her weight on to Ari! Dahlia wraps Ari’s leg up… Rotten To The Core!!! (Front Facelock STO)
Gena: Ari starts yelling in pain… She tries to fight it, and she makes it to the ropes! After a moment, she is able to crawl, getting the crowd to burst out into cheers.
Chad: Ari hugs onto the ropes as she breathes heavily. She gets her head together as Dahlia leans down to taunt her.
Gena: Ari pulls herself up, and she’s clearly feeling the effects of the Rotten to the Core. She bounces off of the ropes, and Dahlia ducks a Clothesline.
Chad: Ari jumps on Dahlia’s back and begins clubbing. Dahlia drops back against the corner, but Ari narrowly misses it by sliding through Dahlia’s legs. She hits a couple kicks.
Gena: She then jogs back and rushes at Dahlia with a Somersault Senton Splash. She rolls back as Dahlia falls down a bit. She then gets to her feet and hits another to Dahlia, taking her down to the ground!
Chad: She drags Dahlia out of the corner, struggling the entire way to the center of the ring. She goes for a pin, but Dahlia shifts and gets Ari up. She hits a Jumping Piledriver and covers!
Gena: Ari gets up to her feet and she stumbles around until Dahlia lifts her up into a Death Valley Driver, but Ari jumps down and goes for a Superkick!
Chad: Dahlia grabs her leg and pulls her into an Exploder Suplex, putting her weight into the pin!
DIng! DIng! Ding!
Darlyn: Your winner of this match via pinfall… Dahlia Rotten!!!
Dahlia looks down at Ari and then motions for the Pride Tag Team Championship to go back around her waist. She receives boos for this, and she sighs. She raises her hand in victory as “Menage Et Trois” plays on the speakers. She then rolls outside of the ring and walks up the ramp as Ari starts to stir.
The lights in the building die down as the opening riffs of Gothic Celtic Music Shadow Wisps starts to play. The lights stay out for several seconds before dark green and white strobe lights start shining all around, and fog fills the entrance and along the ramp. Moments later , O’Malley steps through the curtain wearing a long black leather trenchoat. He is joined by lady companion, Darcy Donohue. They stand at the entrance for several moments before O’Malley takes the first step on their way to the ring, and Darcy follows closely behind.
Once he makes it to the ring, he lets Darcy walk up the steps and follows behind her. He holds the ropes open for her, and she steps through, and he enters after her. Darcy doesn’t even need to ask for a microphone as one is waiting for her, and O’Malley heads to the center of the ring. They look around the crowd made up of their SCU, GRIME and SCW co-workers. O’Malley does his best to ignore the heckling that he is getting and Darcy just gives off an annoyed glare.
Darcy: Tonight...Tonight, O’Malley has been given to right the wrong that was issued against him just weeks ago. The ONLY reason Mark Cross is still your SCU Underground champion is because of an incompetent referee that needs to be advised on the proper way to issue the count!
This elicits more jeers and laughing, but Darcy just looks around, narrowing her eyes at everyone who hates them.
Darcy: O’Malley and I...we both know the truth. We both witnessed the fast count that delivered Mark Cross another win and successful title defense. Yet the referee isn’t owning up to it, and neither have the bosses done anything to punish or make the situation truly right. But this ladder match tonight is a start.
Darcy turns her attention to O’Malley, smiling proudly as she looks him up and down, beaming with love and confidence.
Darcy: Due to the dangerous stipulation involved, and the risks that come with competing in a ladder match, O’Malley has had to make certain...exceptions. You see, he’s never been one for such high risk wrestling that you see in these types of matches and that is due to the fact that several years ago, a terrible accident left him paralyzed for several months. It was a long recovery, which he overcame, but once he decided to pursue a wrestling career, high risk was simply out of the question.
Darcy places a hand on O’Malley’s lower back and they briefly look into each other’s eyes.
Darcy: But that was then. And O’Malley understands that with this career comes great risk, and he can’t always avoid matches that may put him in greater danger of being injured again. But after a thorough examination by his physician, O’Malley is at no greater risk than any of the other men in this ladder match tonight, and he will do whatever he feels is necessary to walk out the winner with the briefcase in his possession. And once he has it, the road to becoming the new SCU Underground Champion officially begins.
Someone in the crowd of superstars shouts “it ain’t gonna happen!” and Darcy looks in the direction with no idea as to the culprit. O’Malley glares his eyes even harder, looking angrily around trying to find who said it.
Darcy: Oh, but it will happen. I don’t know who said it, and quite frankly it doesn’t make much difference at this point. O’Malley has a list of goals, and he’s out to achieve them. Tonight is step one. Once he has the briefcase and he Underground Championship contract, that begins step two. And let’s not forget everything he has in store for SCW, which is also now in motion. It’s no secret that Mark Cross has his World Heavyweight Championship coming up, and no doubt he is focusing on that. But once O’Malley wins the briefcase...Mark Cross better watch his back. Too bad he probably won’t have anything to say in regards to this because my instincts are telling me he’s not even paying attention…
Darcy looks around. Mark is nowhere to be seen in the audience, so she looks towards the backstage curtain.
Darcy: Mark Cross...your days are numbered. You might be a high favorite around these parts, and in SCW, but you’re holding something O’Malley wants, and should be rightfully his. And he’ll do whatever is necessary to bring it where it belongs. See you real soon, champ.
Darcy then drops the microphone and O’Malley heads over to the ropes, holding them open for her. She steps through them, with him following behind, and they head backstage, ignoring the jeering and heckling from their co-workers.
Briefcase Ladder Match
O'Malley vs Eyesnsane vs Father Gerald Shepherd vs Earl Lockyer
Darlyn: Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the Main Event! The following contest is a Golden Briefcase Ladder Match! The winner who receives the golden briefcase will be entitled to a shot at the SCU Underground Championship at any time between the end of this match and Blaze of Glory X, with the exception of the Mayhem Survival 4 Match and any SCW sanctioned match!
The lights in the arena die down as the opening riffs of Gothic Celtic Music Shadow Wisps starts to play. The lights stay out for several seconds before dark green and white strobe lights start shining all around, and fog fills the entrance and along the ramp. Moments later , O’Malley steps through the curtain wearing a long black leather trenchoat. He is joined by lady companion, Darcy Donohue. They stand at the entrance for several moments before O’Malley takes the first step on their way to the ring, and Darcy follows closely behind.
Darlyn: First, making his way to the ring being accompanied by Darcy Donohue! From Dublin, Ireland...Weighing in at one hundred ninety-five pounds...Please welcome...O’MALLEY!!
Once he makes it to the ring, he lets Darcy walk up the steps and follows behind her. He holds the ropes open for her, and she steps through, and he enters after her. They stand in the center of the ring where Darcy removed O’Malley’s coat, then leans in and gives him a kiss on the cheek before making her way to the outside, as his music dies down.
The lights in the arena go out and Eyesnsane in his wrestling gear steps through the curtain and onto the stage.
Darlyn: On his way to the ring, from Chicago, IL standing at 6’2” and weighing in at 230lb, he is… Eyesnsane!!!
Once he is in place the music starts and at the 15 second mark of the song as the arena hears, “Here I am” a blue spot light shines on Eyesnsane as he looks slowly to the left and then to the right before slowly walking down to the ring where he uses the steps to get on the ring apron and then climbs in the ring between the second and top rope. He walks to the center of the ring and turns and looks throughout the entire arena as the music plays before the lights return to normal.
A white light flashes over the crowd that is almost blinding. It returns to a more tolerable brightness as "Spirit In the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum begins to play through the arena. The crowd boos and gets louder when the announcer speaks up.
Darlyn: On his way to the ring from Tulsa, Oklahoma he is 6'6" and weighed in this morning at 275lb. Representing The Church of The Good Shepherds he is Father Gerald Shepherd!
And the boos become louder. Gerald runs out onto the stage, throwing his hands in the air, looking up. He nods his head and smiles when he goes back and forth across the stage. He holds His Holy Word in his hand as he shouts out a verse. He walks down the ramp as he continues to read. He sits it on the ring steps and runs up them. He walks across the apron as he seeks His praise. He gets inside of the ring and slowly spins around before settling in a corner and waits for the match to start.
Darlyn: Coming to the ring from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, standing at 6’5” and weighing in at 256lb, he is… Earl Lockyer!!!
Earl steps on the stage accompanied by Dahlia and Sarah, they walk to the ring and enter, a spotlight shine on the rings, Dahlia and Sarah wrap their arms around Earl's neck and he gives the crowd an arrogant smile
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Chad: No sooner than the bell rings, all four men slide to the outside of the ring. Father Gerald and O’Malley meet up over one of the ladders, struggling for control over it, pushing and shoving one another with the ladder itself.
Gena: Eyesnsane and Earl are on the other side of the ring with the ladder in their hands. They struggle with each other for a moment as well, but then they stop and exchange a look and after a second, a nod.
Chad: Earl and Eyes charge around the ring with the ladder and without being detected, they smash their ladder right into Father Gerald and O’Malley! Both men go down as Earl and Eyes begin stomping and beating down Gerald and O’Malley.
Gena: Eyes lifts O’Malley up and drops him clean across the ladders with a Scoop Slam. Father Gerald and Earl have a mostly even brawl in front of the crowd. People boo Father Gerald, which ultimately seems to distract him.
Chad: Gerald turns slightly to look at one member of the crowd, and Earl catches him with a rocking right hook that sends him spinning around. Earl lifts Gerald up into a High Angle Suplex right on top of the ladder, as O’Malley rolls out of the way.
Gena: Eyes drops a fist to Father Gerald’s forehead, and O’Malley leaps up into a Standing Frog Splash to Gerald. The three men stare down at Gerald, who seems to be out of it now. Eyes and Earl nod again, and this time, O’Malley rushes back into the ring.
Chad: O’Malley motions for Eyes and Earl to get inside of the ring, but as they attempt to, O’Malley stomps at them viciously. He continues to taunt them, getting a pop from the GO Gym crowd, that he would not get anywhere else.
Gena: Eyes and Earl divide and conquer, splitting to different sides of the ring. O’Malley stomps at Earl, but Eyes comes in from behind, clobbering O’Malley and allowing Earl to climb inside of the ring. Darcy shouts at O’Malley, while Sarah and Dahlia clap their hands.
Chad: Earl flings O’Malley into the ropes, catching him with a Big Boot upon return. O’Malley gets back up to his feet, only to get sent into the ropes by Earl again. This time, O’Malley ducks a Clothesline, only for Eyesnsane to catch him with a Spinebuster!
Gena: Earl goes to pick O’Malley up, but Eyes crashes into him with a Clothesline. Earl is caught off guard by this and it opens Eyes up for a series of Mounted Punches on Earl. He gets several in before standing up with Earl’s head tucked under his armpit.
Chad: Earl, however, rushes Eyes into the corner to break his hold. He climbs up to the second turnbuckle and throws punches down at Eyes’ face. The crowd cheers along with each strike, until Eyes dumps Earl behind him to the outside.
Gena: Eyes shakes it off and goes to the outside to grab a ladder. He drags it in over the bottom rope. As he’s dragging it, Father Gerald comes out of nowhere with a German Suplex to Earl on top of the ladder, causing the other end to smash Eyes in the face!
Chad: Gerald breathes deeply, but he crawls back inside and picks up the ladder. He gives a few shots to Eyes before setting the ladder up. He climbs it as quickly as he can, but the pace is in line with his… “advanced age”.
Gena: As he reaches the top, Earl gets inside of the ring and quickly scales it. He and Gerald exchange punches until Earl hits a Headbutt. He then does a Hip Toss off of the top of the ladder, sending Gerald crashing to the outside on top of the other ladder!
Chad: O’Malley shoves the ladder over on top of Earl. He then begins smashing it repeatedly into Earl. He then lifts the ladder back into position and starts to climb it. However, Eyes is right there, throwing kicks around the ladder at O’Malley.
Gena: The first few attempts do not connect, as O’Malley rises higher. Eyes follows, and his kicks begins to land, causing O’Malley to become unsteady. He grabs onto the ladder, pulling his body closer to it as he ascends.
Chad: As they get higher up, closing the distance, Eyes begins throwing jabs through the rungs of the ladder, connecting with O’Malley’s stomach, chest, and face. O’Malley stumbles back down a few paces.
Gena: Eyes continues up, throwing the occasional kick at O’Malley. Eyes reaches the top as O’Malley sinks a few more rungs. Eyes touches the briefcase, then steps up another rung. He begins messing with the latch.
Chad: O’Malley is sitting still on the ladder, and everyone else is down! Eyes has this one in the bag! But no! Earl slowly gets up and sees what’s going on. He moves up the ladder and nails a Powerbomb on Eyes that seems to hurt the both of them!
Gena: O’Malley, much like an opportunistic snake, rushes as fast as he can up the ladder. He struggles with the latch, shouting out curses until he finally gets it undone! He climbs down and holds the briefcase above his head with a wicked grin on his face as the bell fucking rings!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: Here is your winner of the golden briefcase… O’Malley!!!
Darcy screams in delight as she rushes into the ring. O’Malley’s music begins playing as Darcy wraps an arm around him, laughing wickedly as she forces everyone to look at O’Malley. The GO Gym members cheer the loudest of the bunch as O’Malley gets a standing ovation in the gym he hails from. The show goes off the air on his now serious face next to the briefcase.