SCU/GRIME Presents... Underground Ep. 81: Night of Champions
We go to a section set up outside of the Mandalay Bay, with a few chairs, and a few people standing together, wearing masks. There is a small pulpit set up in the corner with white curtains hanging up behind it. Standing at the edge of the pulpit is Virginia Mae Putnam on one side. On the other, Mother Mavis is standing with a microphone in her hand. She has a sweet, yet very vacant smile on her face as she looks at the crowd gathering.
Mavis: Thank you all for showing up tonight. I know we are under extreme circumstances, as we have been for about a year now. It means so much that you were able to come, and that SCU has allowed for our spiritual family from Tulsa to stay at the Saxon Hotel. If only we could be inside of the building, but we must do all that we can to stomp out the devil’s plague!
Virginia: Preach, Mother Mavis! Tell ‘em a little truth!
Mavis looks to Ginny with approval. She turns back to the crowd and moves to the center of the stage.
Mavis: Tonight is a very special night for The Church of the Good Shepherds. Our patriarch will bring our levels of world recognition to all new heights! Our message will reach so many new ears, and all of the doubters will have no room left for doubt that God is good. No. God is great! As it is not a woman’s place to introduce such greatness, please allow me to welcome to this stage… Andrew Borg!
A makeshift sound system outside plays Andrew Borg’s music as he jogs out from behind the curtain set up. He jogs back and forth, handing out a couple copies of his book Yes You Can! to church members. They appreciate it greatly as they hold them up and scream. He points to another in the corner and winks before running up to the podium. He takes the microphone and lets the crowd settle some before speaking.
Andrew: Thank you, thank you! It’s great to see you all here tonight. I hope that once this sermon is over, you will gather back at the chapel for refreshments, and to watch Father Gerald beat the ever loving crap out of that cheater, Eyesnsane.
The crowd inside boos, but the crowd outside explodes.
Andrew: Yes he can! But more importantly, yes he WILL! God gives him the knowledge to get past all obstacles. He gives him the strength to make his dreams a reality. He gives him the intuition to become the SCU Combat Champion. Tonight! God gives us all the tools we need to get what we want out of life, and that will be irrefutable tonight! So without further delay, please welcome to the stage… Father Gerald Shepherd!!!
Crowd: YES YOU CAN! YES YOU CAN! YES YOU CAN!
Upon the introduction, Gerald comes out from behind the curtains. He jogs up the side of the pulpit/stage, waving to the crowd. His SCU Underground Championship is proudly displayed around his waist, underneath his opened suit jacket. He gives a nod to Andrew Borg, and then he takes the microphone from him. He sets down The Good Book on the podium.
Gerald: How y’all doing tonight? I bid you a warm welcome to the City of Sin, where we have so much work to do. Good works, of course. And as many of you know, Brother David has opened up a Las Vegas chapter of the church, and it is my pleasure to say that he is doing a bang up job. Least he can still find a way to make his papa proud, right?
The crowd claps, and Gerald winks at the camera and nods. We can see off in the corner, Brother David is standing by, fresh off his defeat by former SCW World Heavyweight Champion Jack Washington. He looks none too pleased, but it’s hard to tell what is bothering him more. Gerald looks back to the rest of the crowd.
Gerald: As a focus on tonight, let me skip the macho man rhetoric. Let me not plump up my ego, because that’s for the punks of Over the Edge to do, and I’m sure we will see plenty of it before I meet up with Eyesnsane tonight. It don’t take a divine miracle to see that coming from a mile away.
Gerald pauses once more for an ovation, mixed with boos for the mentioning of Eyesnsane and OTE, but almost drowned out by the cheers from the inside crowd at the same mentioning.
Gerald: You reap what you sow, and tonight, the arrogance of Eyesnsane will come to an halt. His claims that his title is better than mine when it only sees defense once every two months will sound even sillier when the SCU Underground Champion takes his Combat Championship off of him. And even sillier when I cast it to the side as if my name were Javier Gonzalez. Then, all will be put in their place, and…
Eyesnsane: Well, now that the crowd is warmed up…
Is heard through the speakers just before Over The Edge steps out from behind the curtain. Eyesnsane out slightly in front shirtless and holding a microphone with the SCU Combat title around his waist and black pants and shoes. The members of Over The Edge all line up side by side on the stage.
Eyesnsane: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, binaries and non binaries. Jack Daniel’s drinkers and people who just don’t know any better. Welcome to Night of Champions, starring Over The Edge and an assortment of SCU members and a group of folks with a mask fetish.
Tonight you all are in for a treat. You will get to see our very own Michi take on Merlot as she becomes the new Combat champion in a Lei Tai match!
Pop from the crowd inside, booing from those outside…
Eyesnsane: Also, you all will get to see the first ballot hall of fame inductee known as Mickey, team up with the strongest woman in all of SCU, Mrs. Right! As they become the NEW… Pride Tag Team champions, when they defeat Alex and Ariana.
Pop from the crowd….
Eyesnsane: But wait, there’s more. There will be a last man standing match, between that guy over there holding the SCU Underground title and me. The SCU Combat champion.
Pop from the crowd inside, and boos from the crowd outside…
Eyesnsane: Now, if I can be serious for a minute.
Eyesnsane looks into the nearest camera and winks.
Eyesnsane: First and foremost I have the utmost respect for the soon to be mine, SCU Underground title. What I have maintained is that I am better than Gerald in every way. I’m a better champion, I’m a better fighter and from what the ladies in the back say, I’m a better man. After tonight, when I beat you like you stole something for the world to see and win that title it will finally get the recognition it deserves.
Eyesnsane puts the microphone in front of Dax for a moment…
Eyesnsane: Second, I get in that ring and I fight about it. Everybody with two eyes sees the Combat champions put ourselves through the kind of fights most people like you don’t have the stomach for. Last man standing and you are out here with a book. Let me show you something…
Eyesnsane hands the microphone to Dax, then reaches behind his back. He then pulls out his nung chucks and proceeds to put on a lightening fast display with the weapons, finishing with a pose having the nung chuck stop under his right arm.
Dax: Second burn.
Gerald simply laughs. He turns his attention from Eyesnsane, but to his gathered crowd outside of the building. He gestures toward Eyesnsane, but does not look at him.
Gerald: Unprofessional as always, this one. What SOME people don’t seem to understand is that being a champion is much more than being a hot head with a black belt. It’s about more than winning matches, though that certainly comes with the territory as I will prove later tonight.
Gerald still refuses to acknowledge Over the Edge at all, even though Mavis, Virginia, and Andrew are all ready for a fight to break out any minute.
Gerald: Being a champion is about carrying yourself with decorum. Defending your brand against the heathens, jezebels, and abominations that threaten your brand. It is about standing up for a purpose, and not some underdog quest for glory. You don’t seek glory. You come into it, just as I, your Saved City Underground Champion…
Gerald gives a singular nod to David in the crowd, easing his irritation some, before looking back to the crowd.
Gerald: This is a prime example of why I will walk out tonight as a dual champion, because of anyone on the roster, let alone the man I face tonight for the SCU Combat Championship, I deserve it most.
Dax: Tell ‘em, daddy!
The inside crowd laughs, but the crowd outside is appalled by this. Eyesnsane laughs as Dax seems to be cheering on Gerald in a way that is more mocking than supportive.
Gerald: My point is that it doesn’t matter what a bunch of ragtag misfits dream of when they go to sleep. What does matter is the hard work, faith, and discipline The Good Shepherds put out to obtain the greatness others are simply jealous of.
Eyesnsane is about to speak when Gerald stares him directly in the eyes.
Gerald: That’s it, that’s all…
And with that, Gerald picks up the Good Book and waves to the crowd before him. They cheer him on, while those inside boo. Gerald exits to through the curtains, giving not a single glance to Eyesnsane as he passes him. The rest of the Good Shepherds follow after, making sure Over the Edge doesn’t try anything funny.
Somewhere in the bowels of the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the camera finds the Jeckels.
Raisa: Monsitmals, you have become quite the nuisance to us, but you also have something we desire. First though let me explain to you how Jack, Jake, and Helena deal with a nuisance. Well it isn’t pretty, it is violent very violent. Jack and Jake are done with this dance, tonight they rid GRIME and SCU of your nuisance.
Jake: Samuel, Raab, the time has come to deal with you permanently, they have given us the instruction and tools for your destruction, tonight you will meet your final end at our hands.
Jack: It is written so it shall be done.
Helena: Tazu, you have made the grave error of going against our leader Miss Filth, for that I must follow her instructions to hurt you, hurt you badly. Tazu, my title is your motivation, but it is also mine Tazu. We will encounter each other later, and I will carry out Miss Filth’s instructions, you will learn to never disobey our leader.
Helena rocks back and forth
Helena: Tazu, tonight you die.
The scene cuts backstage to SCU Underground TV Champion Cordelia Clark as she leans against the wall with the championship over her shoulder. She still seems a little bit annoyed by recent events, but the way everything unfolded is certainly giving her more to think about. She’s not in the same snarky mood that she usually is, as she’s about to express when she gives her thoughts.
Cordelia: In no way am I surprised by the fact that I defended my championship again. I wanted to make that clear right out of the gate. If it were up to me, it would’ve just ended there, but it didn’t. GRIME doesn’t know how to lose, do they? Am I surprised? Of course not. I don’t give any bit of a crap about the GRIME/SCU never ending conflict but one thing that I know about GRIME is that they’re incredibly underhanded and will do whatever it takes to prove their superiority over SCU no matter what. I don’t know why in the world they decided to come after ME though… have I not made it clear on more than one occasion that I didn’t care about this conflict? Have I not made it clear enough that I’m not part of this conflict? Maybe I did… but I don’t think they gave a damn about that. They’re just mad because I happened to prove my superiority at the expense of one of their own. That’s really all it is and I’m not going to apologize for that. I was merely doing what I had to do. But see… that wasn’t the only surprising part about those events…
Cordelia takes a pause and remembers the moment where the SCU contingent came out and cleared the ring. She looks a bit conflicted when she thinks about this development, more than one would think, but this isn’t throwing off her composure as she addresses that.
Cordelia: Those miscreants and those second rate, middle class morons from SCU came out and helped me. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand? ANNOYING! On the other? It’s not the worst thing in the world considering I would’ve been in really bad shape otherwise. But still… let me reiterate… AGAIN.
I am NOT part of this conflict! I was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, that’s all that nonsense was. I didn’t ask for the calvary to come out and save me. Sure, they were doing the right thing in the big picture for themselves and that’s all fine and good and everything, but leave me out of it! Seriously! I’ll take on all comers: SCU or GRIME, and I made that as clear as day when I retained against one of their people and I’ll further emphasize the point when I retain tonight against “Masked Member Jade”, whoever she is. To me, whether you’re in SCU or whether you’re GRIME, you’re a target to me. Period! I don’t care about your affiliation! I don’t care about your little conflict. I’ll deal with GRIME if I have to… but I want to make it clear that when I deal with GRIME and any of the nonsense that they throw at me… I am doing it for ME and for ME ALONE! I’m not doing this for SCU! I’m doing it for ME! I HOPE you people get that. I HOPE you don’t need me to put it on a chalkboard and draw pictures for you people to get it.
If this match with “Jade” ends up being a fair fight with none of that interference nonsense, then I know for sure that I’m going to outwrestle her in every way and retain my title. I may be in only my second year in the business, but that doesn’t make me stupid. I know most likely, because of GRIME’s nonsense, it won’t be. But one thing’s for sure and that’s the fact that no matter how badly GRIME wants it and no matter how much BS they pull to try to take this from me, they won’t. You get ANY of their members one on one and they’re exposed! I’ll prove exactly what I mean when I retain this title again against “Jade”.
Cordelia gives off her signature, conceited scoff as she departs from the scene making it clear that the events of her previous match aren’t affecting her very much… if at all.
Hardcore Tag Team Championship
Falls Count Anywhere
The Jeckels Vs Monsitmals(c)
Liam: The following contest is a Falls Count Anywhere match for the Hardcore Tag Team Championships!!! First! Coming to the ring from Transylvania, Romania,they are... The Jeckels!!!
Smoke and fire cover the stage Raisa emerges from the flames and smokes followed the Jeckels, she leads them to the ring, they walk slowly, Helena slides under the ropes, Jake steps through the ropes and sits in the corner, Jack leans through the ropes, placing his hands on Jack's shoulders, Helena sits by the ropes and rocks back and forth.
Liam: Aaaaand their opponents, they are from right here in Las Vegas. They are your Hardcore Tag Team Champions, Samuel McPherson and Lord Raab… The Monstimals!!!
“Monster and Animal I Have Become” (mash up) by Skillet and Three Days Grace play over the sound system as Samuel McPherson and Lord Raab come through the curtain with Henry Losak behind them as they walk side by side together to the ring, ignoring the fans as they step over the top rope together while Henry goes through the middle rope. Raab and Samuel do a holdup in the ring with the fans booing on them as Henry steps out of the ring with Raab and Samuel stand in the ring waiting for the match to start.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Ada: Jake and Jack get a head start as they run right at the champions. Raab and Sam turn around, Raab gets Clotheslined over the top ropes by Jake as Sam blocks Jack’s Clothesline. Sam pushes Jack away, Jake kicks Sam in the ribs. Sam turns to focus on Jake but gets Speared to the mat by Jack!
Rob: Jake and Jack start to kick Sam while he is down. Raab gets to his feet and grabs Jake's leg. Raab drags him under the ropes to the outside. Raab sends Jake to the barricade. Jack slides out the ring and grabs Raab from behind. Raab hits Jack with a back elbow.
Ada: Jack lets go, Raab turns around as Jake gets to his feet and grabs him from behind. Jack hits Raab with a hard chop to the chest! Sam rolls out the ring to the outside and hits a headbutt to the back of Jack's head.
Rob: Raab jumps backwards forcing Jake to hit the barricade again. Jake lets go of Raab, Jack goes to grab Sam but eats a Big Boot from Raab. Jack goes down as Sam grabs Jake and gets him up for a Chokeslam…
Ada: Jake kicks Sam in the gut to counter. Sam lets go of Jake but Jake eats a leaping Clothesline as he and Lord Raab go flying over the barricade onto the 2nd row! The fans move out the way as Jake and Lord Raab roll around trying to get the advantage on the other…
Rob: Jack and Sam tie up at ringside. Sam overpowers Jack as she pushes Jack away almost causing him to hit the ring post. Sam runs over... Jack moves out the way causing Sam to run into the ring post... But Sam gets his hands up to prevent getting hurt. Jack nails Sam in the side with a dropkick causing Sam to hit the ring post anyway!
Ada: Raab and Jake are back on their feet, Jake goes to the barricade and jumps over to head towards Father Jack. Sam shakes it off and looks to lock up with Jack. Jake comes in and lands a body blow to the ribs of Sam forcing him to let go of Jack. Jake grabs on to Sam, he and Jack get Sam off his feet and drop him with a double team Suplex!
Rob: Raab jumps over the barricade and grabs Jake from behind for an Inverted DDT but Jack saves Jake as Jack nails Raab with a hard chop to the chest followed by an uppercut to the jaw!
Ada: Sam gets to his feet. Jack tries to grab him but Sam grabs him first and sends him towards the rampway. Sam follows, Jack turns around to get tackled by Sam on the rampway.
Rob: Jake runs over to help Jack, Lord Raab grabs a chair and folds it up as he now heads towards the rampway. Jake pulls Sam off of Jack, Sam gets to his feet and tries to Clothesline Jake. Jake ducks underneath it, Raab runs up with the chair. Jack and Jake run up the rampway to get away as Raab gives chase.
Ada: They get to the top of the rampway. Lord Raab swings the chair and misses. Jack grabs Raab as does Jake... They go to lift him for a Suplex but Sam grabs Raab's legs and pushes them back to the floor.
Rob: Sam grabs Jake as Jack kicks Raab in the gut then drops him with a DDT to the chair! Sam throws Jake off the rampway falling 5 feet to the floor!
Ada: Wait, Helena comes out from behind the curtain with a cameraman following her. Helena starts yelling at Sam... Sam grabs her throat and lift her up for a Chokeslam... Wait Sam turns around... Don't do that, Not that!
Rob: Sam choke slams Helena to the floor, she hits the hard floor 5 feet down! Jack goes after Sam but Raab grabs his foot... Sam gets nailed in the head with the camera from Jack! He’s hijacked the camera!
Ada: Jack throws the camera at Sam. Sam catches it and gets nailed with a superkick by Jack. Sam falls off the rampway and hits the floor 5 feet down!
Rob: Lord Raab gets to his feet and goes after Jack. Jack jumps up and extends his feet to hit Lord Raab with a jumping front kick. He picks Raab up and sets him up for No Laughing Matter (Tombstone Piledriver) over the chair! He hooks the leg!!!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Liam: Here are your winners and NEW Hardcore Tag Team Champions… Jake and Jack… The Jeckels!!!
The crowd gives off a mixed reaction as Jack stands tall, looking out across all of the carnage. He takes the tag belts from Jade Pham and puts them over his shoulders. He then goes to check on Helena and Jake, though Jake broke Helena’s fall mostly. They help Jake up, and Jack hands him the belt. They make their way to the back.
Mrs. Right is seated in a black folding chair, curling weights and looking at her tablet on a nearby table, as Mickey walks into the room.
Mrs Right: Hey Mickey…
Mickey: Oi, alright?
Mrs Right: I’ve been following all this stuff with the government. It’s just crazy to me. I mean you would expect to see something like that in some other country. I mean how lucky was it that it was just rioters and not like real organized terrorists. All those politicians from the vice president on down were barely protected.
Mickey: Being a new US citizen, I gotta say, that shite was scary to watch. I’m used to seeing the royal guards keep that stuff outta parliament. To see the MAGA’s storm the capitol building was blarmy and it’s good to see those muppets getting charged. But it makes ya see some parallels between ‘em and what we’re going through with GRIME. All we can do is brace ourselves, love.
Mrs Right: One thing is for sure, just like the country moving forward we have one hell of a challenge ahead of us. Alex and Ariana will not just lay down for us. But I can promise you I am more than ready for the challenge and to become the new Pride tag team champions. We’ve put in the work and the dedication that it takes to get here and beyond. This is going to be a big night for Over the Edge, I can feel it, there’s just that vibe.
Mickey: Sure it’s not the ratatouille from Ariana that you was so nice as to take a bite?
Mrs. Right chuckles and looks over to the trashcan near the door.
Mrs Right: Between you and me, I spit it out after she left. She should stick to wrestling.
Mickey: Must say, after we take those titles from ‘er an me ole London Bruv Alex, she might wanna take time to go to culinary school. But, I do agree. There’s this feeling in the air tonight that just says “It’s all going next level.” And I simply can’t ignore that. It’s like an electrical storm, buzzing around Night of Champions, and we got the chance to prove that we’re the best.
Mrs Right: We say we are the best all the time, but tonight and against these two. We are going to prove it. We are more than they can handle. It’s a new year and time for some new champions in Over the Edge. I want my first SCU title, for you, Over the Edge, and all of our fans who believe in us. I know we got this, I just know it.
Mickey: Couldn’t agree more. I’ve ‘ad more time ‘ere to earn me a belt than you ‘ave. But it remains the same. I ‘aven’t. Back in Honor, you and me was champions more often than not. Hardcore Tag Champs, with different partners. Tonight, we get to prove that we’re championship caliber still. And, that we can wrestle when there’s rules in place. Chin up, so far up, yer lookin’ at the stars as if it was a mirror. We got this.
Mrs. Right nods her head, and Mickey gives her a pat on the back. Determination is written on his face, and hers, as the camera goes elsewhere.
A video plays…
The scene opens and we see Masked GRIME Member Jade wearing green and black form fitting camouflage and black boots.
Jade: Night of Champions. As most of you know, I will be taking on Cordelia Clark the TV champion. Some may say she is a good champion, some not so good. The fact of the matter is this, I am going to win. I’m not just going to win, I’m going to win big, ok. She knows it, SCU knows it, GRIME and all of you know it. There’s only one way I don’t win this match and that’s if SCU finds a way to rig this fight.
Now I’m not saying that’s what’s going to happen. I’m just telling all of you now, I am the world class talent that GRIME hand picked to deliver titles to them. I was chosen by them to lead and I have out fought other talented and not so talented people to get to this point. Do you know what? I made it here to this point, to this title match, because I am the best of the best. Now I can tell you this is going to be the best TV championship match any of you have seen all year. History will be made when I win right here tonight in front of the entire world. 2021 is going to be a big year for GRIME and I will lead us into this new era as the new TV champion. GRIME is going to win so much and so often, you all are going to get tired of seeing us win. I would wish Cordelia luck, because she would certainly need it but even with luck that will not help her and there's no way she can beat me without help. So after I win we will all be able to celebrate me bringing the title home to GRIME.
Fades to black…..
Masked Member Jade Vs Cordelia Clark(c)
Darlyn: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the Uncensored Television Championship!!! Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiintroducing first, representing the masked members of GRIME, she is… Jade!!!
“American Landfill” by 3TEETH plays over the speakers as masked member Jade comes from behind the curtain. She seems to liven up as she comes down the rampway. She climbs onto the apron and steps inside of the ring, pumping up to get ready for the match to start.
The radio version of "Sucker" by Charli XCX hits the PA system and Cordelia Clark steps through the curtains, instantly drawing some boos from the crowd.
Darlyn: On her way to the ring, from Princeton, NJ standing at 5’5” and weighing in at 125lb, she is your Uncensored Television Champion… Cordelia Clllllllllllark!!!
She starts to walk down the ramp, obviously confident in her self-proclaimed, prodigious abilities. She has a smirk on her face as she gets to the ring, obviously enjoying whatever reaction she's getting from the fans. When she enters the ring, she finally acknowledges the "haters" with a 'hush' signal, which only serves to incite them to boo her louder. Cordelia has a laugh to herself at this, as she starts to focus on her match and the song fades.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Gena: Cordelia and masked member Jade keep a bit of a distance as they size one another up. They move around, not taking their eyes off of one another. Masked member Jade makes the first attempt at a strike as she grabs onto Cordelia.
Chad: She must underestimate Clark’s strength based on her size. She tries to power struggle with Cordelia, but masked member Jade finds herself slipping back a few paces.
Gena: Cordelia lifts masked member Jade up, but masked member Jade grounds her weight and uses her own strength to come back to the mat.
Chad: Masked member Jade tries to reverse the Vertical Suplex, but Cordelia plays the same game and grounds her weight. Cordelia then jabs masked member Jade in the stomach and then brings her up into a Vertical Suplex, but then drops her into a Powerbomb!
Gena: The ring shakes off of that one. Cordelia gathers masked member Jade’s legs and holds on for a pin attempt!
Chad: Masked member Jade rolls back, and as Cordelia gets up to her feet, masked member Jade Spears her back to the ground. She hits several punches on Cordelia until Cordelia locks on a Body Scissors.
Gena: Cordelia rolls masked member Jade over onto her back and begins throwing jabs for good measure. She squeezes her legs together as Jade reaches over to the ropes, finally catching hold of them.
Chad: Cordelia lets go and takes a few steps back to size her up. Jade pulls herself up to her feet and nods her head as she tries to shake it all off.
Gena: Perhaps a bit of mutual respect between the two Bombshells. Masked member Jade raises a hand up to Cordelia, looking for a Test of Strength!
Chad: Cordelia smiles and nods her head as she takes the hand. They lock their other hands and the battle kicks off!
Gena: Upper body strength is much more evenly matched between these two. Cordelia gets a couple inches, but Masked member Jade pushes right back.
Chad: But Cordelia holds it off as much as she can before losing a couple of inches! She grunts as she powers back, getting Masked member Jade back more than a foot!
Gena: Masked member Jade roars and then pushes back, getting Cordelia backward even more. Cordelia breathes as much as she can before a sigh of exasperation comes out.
Chad: She then goes into full force and pushes back to a vertical base! She even gets masked member Jade back almost perpendicular to the mat! She roars out as she gets Jade down all the way to the mat!
Crowd: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! TEST OF STRENGTH! TEST OF STRENGTH! TEST OF STRENGTH!
Gena: I’m with the fans! That was amazing, and a bit unexpected. Masked member Jade is the first to her feet, and she kicks Cordelia in the side of the head before picking her up into a Small Package Piledriver.
Chad: Masked member Jade feels that shaky feeling after the Test of Strength as she picks Cordelia up and tosses her on her shoulders. Is it time to put the champ away? I hope not.
Gena: It is! Masked member Jade steps up onto the first turnbuckle. And then the second! She looks around at the audience who begin booing her! She looks out into the audience.
Chad: But Cordelia kicks her legs and gets free. She pulls masked member Jade off with a High Angle Suplex! She catches her breath as she watches Jade intensely.
Gena: Masked member Jade stirs as she blinks, looking up at the lights. She then gets to her stomach and pushes herself up. Slowly, she gets to her feet, and she turns around and… Heartbreaker (A spinning double knee right into the chest)!!! She drops down on top of the champ!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: Here is your winner and STILL Uncensored Television Champion… Cordelia Clark!!!
Cordelia picks up her belt and doesn’t give GRIME the satisfaction of celebrating. She steps out of the ring and onto the outside mat. As she walks toward the rampway, Valentina jumps over the barricade and blindsides Cordelia. Angel Kash comes rushing down the ramp and she gets a good cheap shot in and her and Valentina laugh as they back up the ramp. Angel goes to pick up the title, but Cordelia pops her in the face, just hard enough for her to stumble into Val, who holds her back and the two walk up the rampway. Cordelia gets up and straightens herself out. She picks the belt up, and she charges at Angel directly, just as security interjects. All three ladies try swinging at their target(s), and they break it apart, separating them.
The scene opens backstage at Underground where we see Krystal Wolfe looking at her phone, she seems to be listening to music and shakes her head as she watches the music video.
Krystal: Damn it Jon Schaffer, Iced Earth’s produced some great music over the years and you go and fuck things up by participating in that attempted coup?!
Krystal sighs to herself before Ariana walks up to her.
Ariana: Hey Krystal.
Krystal: Hey Ari, ready for your title defence?
Ariana: Ready as I’ll ever be, you ready for the Roulette Title Shot Match tomorrow night on Climax Control?
Krystal: You know it!
HBCarter: At least SOMEONE’S getting title opportunities around here!
The camera pans over to show Ari’s bestie and fellow Go Gym Graduate HB Carter approaching the two women with a frown on his face.
Ariana: Err, Carter, I’m defending my tag titles with Alex tonight, you should know that by now.
Krystal: And my match is a Number One Contender’s Match for a shot at Inception V, even if I win tomorrow night, I still have to make it to Inception V.
Carter sighs in resignation.
HBCarter: You’re both right but they can’t keep me away from the TV Title forever! Besides, if I keep dwelling on this, I’ll be in a sour mood all week, not exactly ideal for our next Dungeons and Dragons session.
Carter adds before pausing.
HBCarter: That’s happening Wednesday, right?
Krystal: Far as I know, yeah, Makayla’s already confirmed that she’s off shifts that day but I’m still waiting on word from Osbourne and Aron, should know more by Climax Control.
HBCarter: Good to know.
Ariana: Great, I’ve been practicing my rap all week!
Krystal: Great! ………. wait, what?!
Ariana: MC Meri will be in da house!
Krystal and Carter stare at Ari with bewildered looks on their faces before shaking their heads.
Krystal: Good luck in your title defence.
Ariana: Fa’ Shizzle!
Krystal and Carter walk off as the scene fades.
Pride Tag Team Championship
Mrs. Right and Mickey Carroll Vs Alex Rush and Ariana Aneglos(c)
The opening of "Amazing Grace" by Dropkick Murphys plays as Mickey pushes through the curtains. He pulls the cigarette out of his mouth and drops it on the ground, quickly putting it out as he marches back and forth across the stage. He looks from side to side, nodding his head at the cheers before pointing out into the audience, starting an powerful "Oi! Oi! Oi!" chant that really gets the crowd pumped.
Darlyn: Coming to the ring, from London, England, standing at 5'11" and weighing in at 190lb, he is "Sin City's Resident Shithead"... Mickey Carrrrrrrrrrrrolllllllllllll!!! And his partner, she stands at 5’9” and weighing in at 155lb, she is… Mrs Right!!!
The lights get lowered and there seems to be a purple hue as the music plays. After a few moments Mrs. Wright comes out from backstage stopping for a moment waving to the left and to the right. Then she slowly walks to the ring and then up the steel steps. After she enters the ring, Mickey dashes straight down the ramp where he leaps up and onto the ring apron. He paces back and forth, stomping along to the beat of the music before climbing inside. He looks up at the ceiling and then signals the trinity, kissing his fingers and then pointing up. Mrs Right walks to the center of the ring and turns, taking a moment to pause as she faces each side of the ring. Before cutting a stare at the ring announcer as she walks to a corner. And backs herself in while waiting for the action to start.
Darlyn: Aaaaaaaaand their opponents, the Pride Tag Team Champions!!!
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.
Darlyn: Introducing, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania “The Greek Angel” Ariana Angelos!
Ariana rolls into the ring and poses for the crowd before waiting for the match to start.
Gold stars start to flash around the stage entrance as the arena lights start to drop out and a voice is heard saying "Do you wanna get rocked?" The name Alex Rush appears on the screen and the fans instantly burst in to cheers as Def Leppards "Let's Get Rocked" blasts through the speakers.
Liam: From Westminister, London, England, weighing in at two hundred and ten pounds, he is Alex Rush!
Smoke appears at the top of the ramp as a spotlight hits the entrance way to see the back of a long haired man with one hand in the air holding up the devil horns sign. He turns around to more cheers as the spotlight shines on the face of Alex Rush! A line of security is seen either side of him as the lights brighten to show fans "held back" by security at the top of the ramp. Alex is wearing black leather pants with a red stripe down either side, a white shirt with the devil horns hand sign on in a faded gray colour. Around his wrist, a multi coloured scarf is tied. He looks to the held back fans and wave a hand at them in a presidential fashion before making his way down to the ringside area. Alex steps up the steps and through the middle and top rope and in to the center of the ring, his arms in the air with the devil horns sign as gold sparks fall from the roof. Alex reaches down, removing his shirt and throws it to the crowd as he waits for the bell.
Ding! Ding! Ding!