We go backstage to see Marissa Henry with tonight's Underground Champion contender Orchid.
Marissa: Tonight, Cordelia Clark will defend the Underground title for the first time since winning it from the recently departed Angel Kash. Cordelia had the TV title longer than anyone in the company. She plans on doing the same thing with the Underground Championship.
”Orchid”: Ol my god, shut up. You clearly don’t have a question so you may as well hand me the microphone and go find something else to do.
Marissa: I was setting up to ask my.
Orchid yanks the microphone from Marissa.
”Orchid”: Shut up and go find something else to do before I smack the MacNCheese off of you. Yeah, I said it. Miss, I’ll mask as Mac N Cheese but then go back to reporting for SCU once caught. You unloyal bitch. Leave before I make you leave.
Marissa gets ready to storm off upset at Orchid. Marissa gives Orchid a glare.
”Orchid”: You want me to kick your ass, stay there if you don't go, shoot.
Marissa starts walking again as she leaves the frame.
”Orchid”: Yes, tonight I face someone who held a title that she was happy to let go of as she would have faced Amy Santino in the title merger. We all know how that would have gone down. Now that tite is part of the number title in the SCU company, The GRIME Championship. Tonight the title will be in my hands. Alana and Celeste? Well they got plans of their own. Don’t you all worry about that. For now, just now that the Underground Champion is in a match she won’t be able to walk out as the winner. Her days as champion will come to an end in about 30-45 minutes from now. Enjoy the next half hour while you still can Cordelia.
Orchid lets out an evil laugh as the cameras cut to ringside.
Mercedes Vargas vs Celeste North
Both ladies charge one another and tie up. They both jockey for position, each one gaining a bit of ground before losing it. Celeste hits Mercedes with a Headbutt between the eyes. She grabs her by the hair and slams her to the ground. She drives a fist to the heart of Mercedes. She punches Mercedes a few times before lifting her back up. She goes for a Haymaker, but Mercedes ducks and sweeps Celeste off of her feet. She grabs onto Celeste’s hair and gives an authoritative yank before putting her foot to the back of Celeste’s head and does a Hairpull Curbstomp. This gets a two count. Mercedes does the Hairpull Curbstomp once again, but again, only gets a two count. She lifts Celeste into position for a Suplex, but Celeste wraps a leg around Mercedes’ to stop it. Mercedes tries again, but Celeste does it once again. Celeste knees Mercedes in the gut, and once more for good measure. She pulls Mercedes’ head between her legs for a Powerbomb, landing it and gaining a two count. She lifts Mercedes up and does a Samoan Drop, getting another two count. Celeste argues with the referee. This allows Mercedes to grab ahold of Celeste’s tights to get the three count. Mercedes Vargas wins via pinfall. Celeste doesn’t let it go as she immediately tackles Mercedes to the mat, and the two roll around. Azz n Crass come out to help Celeste, but this immediately prompts the Kawaii Dragons to come out to defend Mercedes. It turns into a brawl, which sees Mercedes and Celeste working their way up the rampway, continuing to fight. The camera refocuses on the ring, where Azz n Crass and Kawaii Dragons are starting their match off.
A moment or two passes before the camera comes to life. The Sin City Underground Combat Champion, Merlot Ayano, is seated on a bench outside the women’s locker room. There’s a curious look on her face before she looks up and spots the camera.
Merlot: Oh, how doing?
A second passes.
Merlot: Can bear with Merlot for moment? Have few thoughts to share.
She runs her fingers through her hair.
Merlot: Merlot normally super excited to defend SCU Combat Championship. Always try to view it as showcase. Always try to view it as another chance to highlight skills. This match with Linnea is no different. But it feels―
Another moment passes.
Merlot: It feels odd. Hai.
She nods her head.
Merlot: Jenifer was promised SCU Combat Championship match. Like to say it was something both of us were excited for. Was definitely something the fans wanted to see. But an attack took all that away. From Jenifer, from the fans, from all of us.
She’s silent for a second or two.
Merlot: Jenifer still hasn’t received shot she was promised. Feels like SCU is trying to pass her by. Know that she needs time to recover and all, but. Don’t know. Just doesn’t feel good.
She shakes her head.
Merlot: But, can’t hold that against Linnea. She’s not at fault. And she’ll be fighting with all her might, just like her cousin would be. This is her chance at greatness. And Merlot owe it to her to bring best fight that can. Hai.
Merlot nods her head.
Merlot: Match with Linnea is much different than other Merlot has had. It isn’t just big main event match. Is Lei Tei. Linnea and Merlot will literally be center stage for all to see.
She pauses for a moment.
Merlot: Linnea? It would be disrespectful to take you lightly. Therefore, will do the opposite. Will great the best version of Merlot can possibly get. Will get to see the fearsome and mighty champion that everyone reveres. Hai
She nods her head. With that, the camera starts to fade out.
GRIME Tag Team Championship Match
Azz n Class Vs Kawaii Dragons
The brawl continues as Winter clocks Chanelle, and Torielle punches Tatsu right in the nose, busting her open. Winter kicks Chanelle in the gut and then lands an Ax Kick to the back of her head. She turns, just as Torielle does, and the two see each other standing. They begin throwing punch after punch until Winter throws Torielle over the ropes. She grabs onto Winter and drags her to the outside with her. Torielle then hits a Bulldog off of the apron. She grabs a 2x4 from under the ring and begins beating Winter with it. Meanwhile, Chanelle tries for a cover on Tatsu, but only gets a one count. She rips Tatsu up by her hair and sends her into the corner with a Hip Attack. She climbs up behind Tatsu and climbs onto her shoulders, turning into a Hurricanrana and cover for a two count. Tatsu trips Chanelle up and sizes her up for a Shining Wizard, nailing it. Torielle comes into the ring and grabs onto Tatsu, but Tatsu drops into a Stunner. Winter crawls inside of the ring, but she stops when she sees 2 Broke Chicks rushing down from the rampway. Chanelle begins shouting at them, as does Torielle. They begin moving their heads side to side, talking trash to Jane and Chi Chi. The crowd cheers as 2BC look to one another and come rushing inside of the ring. Chi Chi pulls out the bokken, and Jane swings Louis, smacking it right against the chin of Chanelle. Chi Chi swings the bokken at Torielle while Jane rams it into her stomach. Winter sneaks over and pins Chanelle. Kawaii Dragons win via pinfall. The Kawaii Dragons slide out of the ring as Chi Chi tosses the bokken down. She pulls out hair buzzers and she clicks it on, cutting Chanelle’s hair up while Jane keeps Torielle at bay with Louis. Chi Chi tosses each chunk of hair down on top of Chanelle as Chanelle struggles against it. She slides outside of the ring with her wig left in Chi Chi’s hand. Chi Chi and Jane stand inside of the ring, looking to Azz n Crass, and Kawaii Dragons from both directions.
When the show switches back to ringside, “Hall of Fame” by the Script cranks up and the crowd unleashes hell upon the woman whom the song heralds. Loud explosions go off everywhere, streamers fall from the rafters, it’s celebration time but most importantly it’s PLEX-A-PALOOZA time!
Katta Pult storms out all full of energy and smiles, totally no selling the jeers aimed at her.
Marissa: Oh God, Just great. Once again, I guess it’s time for Katta Pult’s Plex A Palooza challenge.
Gemma: She sent a Tweet out saying this week she will allow a member of the Boise State football team to plex her. Please Jesus, God, Mary, and Joseph, please pull together and give the challenger strength to plex her.
Kat, so very happy, bolts down the aisle to the ring and slides in. Popping up she does some strutting around as an overdone outrageous amount of pyro goes off, before finally calming down and showing off her white and blue singlet with an embroidered imagery of Melissa Ruin getting plexed stitched across the front.
Her music cuts. She grabs a mic and immediately points at the front row.
Katta Pult: It’s time! It’s time! It’s Plex A Palooza time! I have extended an offer for any member of the Boise State Broncos football team to be the challenger this week, and I do see quite a few of the team here!
The camera briefly transitions to the front row. Yup. They’re there and they are PUMPED up. They seem to even be arguing with themselves over who gets the honor.
Katta Pult: As always, the rules are simple. You get one chance to plex me. If you succeed, I’ll officially sign my SCU contract and I will also donate 10k to the Trey Bouchet Memorial fund as well as an extra 10k to the Melissa Ruin unemployment status. Poor girl. Folks, never let your emotions get the better of you. Melissa did that last week and suffered a terrible price for it. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get it started. Who’s it gonna be?!?!
The camera once again switches to the front row and the players are all doing rock, paper, scissors, and other “dude games” to ascertain the rightful challenger. One of them wins and hops over the rail and into the ring. He towers over Kat but she has an all knowing look, and she’s a beacon of confidence and power as she slowly turns, wiggles her butt a little, and gestures for him to try his luck.
The linebacker wearing Jersey Number 57 contemplates following through until “Da Damsel in Dat Dress” Azurine Vebbins hops over the barricade. Tonight, Ms. Vebbins sports a Royal-colored Boise State Broncos Ombre Long Sleeve Dip Dyed Spirit Jersey, her halo with a leash attached, and a skirt fashioned from an LA Linen Burlap Potato Sack. “Da Adorkable Angel” does a shushing gesture with her right index finger. She also gesticulates a random football play to demonstrate that she plans to spike Katta’s cranium in the proverbial end zone.
While Pult does a few more gratuitous gyrations, “Da Vivacious Variable” wraps both arms around her waist like a proper Prom photo. Without warning, Azurine explodes excess energy with a gorgeous German Suplex. Vebbins maintains a bridge long enough for fans in attendance to count to three. SCU’s timekeeper then slides in a clipboard containing what is presumably Katta’s new contract to sign. Commotion abounds as Vebbins releases her grip, #57 rallies onlookers to sound more raucous, and accidentally unclips the leash from Azurine’s halo. Both then immediately exit back into the swaying sea of Boise State University supporters.
Katta appears furious and demands a microphone as she takes out her frustrations on the bottom ring rope. She’s handed a mic to which she roars into it with booming anger.
Katta Pult: AZURINE! NO! NO! IT DOESN’T COUNT DAMN IT! GET YOUR BONY LITTLE ASS BACK HERE!!!!!!
A huge vein appears on her forehead. The Olympic juggernaut’s face is so red an apple would be jealous of its color. The crowd roars with applause and laughs as Kat is literally too angry and embarrassed to speak. Pult notices the contract attached to the clipboard, as well as the leash that got accidentally undone from Azurine’s halo, and picks them both up. She furiously paces back and forth shaking her head “no” as if she’s not gonna sign it. But she then lets out a frustrated yell and undoes the ink pen attached to the clipboard.
Katta Pult: YOU KNOW WHAT? FINE! FINE! I’LL SIGN THIS DAMN CONTRACT, GM, BUT ONLY UNDER ONE CONDITION. I GET AZURINE VEBBINS IN A MATCH!
With that, she signs her name on the contract, thus making her an official member of SCU! The crowd roars with a mixed reaction. The Timekeeper who presented the contract clad clipboard is still standing there, caught up in the surreal moment, as Kat stomps over to her and extends the clipboard to her to return to the GM. At the last second, though, Pult yanks it back and clobbers the Timekeeper over the head with it, knocking her down.
Kat then bails out of the ring and storms up the ramp, her face still beet red with rage and humiliation.
SCU Underground Championship Match
Orchid Vs Cordelia Clark
The match starts off with Orchid dominating with punches and knee strikes, rapid and harsh, backing Cordelia into the corner. Orchid is able to lock on a Wristlock. She uses it to take Cordelia down to the ground where she switches quickly into a Crossface, but Cordelia makes it to the ropes. She climbs outside, and Orchid chases her around. Cordelia slides inside of the ring. As Orchid comes in after, Cordelia begins kicking her, stomping on her, and nailing heavy clubs and fists. Orchid blocks some of it, but Cordelia gets a few cheap shots in as Orchid rises up. Orchid grabs one arm and sets up for an Arm Bar. She locks it in tight in the middle of the ring. Morgan jumps up on the apron, distracting the referee while Cordelia grabs hold of Orchid’s hair and pulls her forward, crashing her head into Cordelia’s. This breaks the hold as Cordelia uses the ropes to get back up. She charges Orchid and hits a Clothesline. She waits for Orchid to get up, and she gets another Clothesline. And then another, and yet another. Orchid rolls to the corner and gets up, but she ducks out of the way of a fifth Clothesline, and she ducks behind Cordelia, smashing her face first into the turnbuckle. She makes her way over to Morgan, who is still arguing with the referee, and she grabs a handful of her hair and drags her to the nearest turnbuckle to eliminate her from the equation. This opens Orchid up for Cordelia to hit her Heartbreaker (Spinning double knee right into the chest/heart). Cordelia Clark wins via pinfall. Cordelia rolls out of the ring and laughs at Orchid. She grabs her Underground Championship and raises it in the air.
A commotion backstage gets a cameraman's attention as we go to his point of view. Jana and Chi Chi are seen livid as they argue with the arena security officers. While they augue SCU security is seen in the background approaching the 2 Broke Chicks while escorting the Winter Elemental with them. Once they approach the Arena officers, the security team go to them and talk things over as they start walking them away from the area.
Chi Chi: You BISH!
Winter turns to take off running but Jana gets a fist full of Winter’s hair to stop her in her tracks. Chi Chi kicks Winter right in the ass.
Winter: Hey, not on the tushy bitch, have some respect!
Chi Chi: Respect?
Chi Chi walks around to face Winter.
Chi Chi: Here some respect!
Chi Chi smacks Winter in the face
Winter: That much better!
Chi Chi: Oh?
Jane lets go of Winter as Chi Chi kicks Winter in the gut. Winter bends over, Chi Chi gets a knee up that nails Winter in the side of the head. The impact spins Winter around towards Jane. Jane grabs Winter’s shoulders and throws her to the wall. Jane grabs Winter and drags her by her hair as Chi Chi leads the way towards the exit doors.
Once outside they drag Winter towards the RV. Winter while being dragged can’t help but smile. Jane pushes Winter which knocks her to the ground. Chi Chi points at their flat tire.
Jane: You thought Chi Chi and I were just going to let this slide?
Winter looks at the flat tire, her smile changed to confusion.
Winter: Woah, wait a minute now. I moved your piece of shit like I said I would. If I was gonna flatten your tire, I would have said so. I think by now you two dumb bitches are smart enough to figure that out.
Chi Chi opens the side door and walks inside, two seconds later she comes out with one boxing glove covered in razor blades.
Chi Chi: Want to see bish!
Chi Chi starts to put the glove on.
Winter: Fuck you, you want to fight we can fight and I’ll fuck you up. I ain’t the one. But we're gonna be fighting to fight because I didn’t do that shit.
Chi Chi stares at Winter and begins to believe her.
Chi Chi: RV was fine before Kawaii Dragons move it so now they fix it.
Winter: I have a spare, if you don’t have one but fuck how broke is y’all to not even have a spare.
Winter’s smart ass mouth makes Chi Chi tighten up her glove.
Winter: Look at you, you look like a walking joke so you should be able to take one.
Jane grabs Winter by her hair to get her on her feet.
Jane: Fix it or Chi Chi will fix you.
Jane says as she pushes Winter towards the Kawaii RV.
Winter: I said I would, shit, y’all need to get laid, clearly y’all doing each other ain’t doing yourselves any favors, shit.
Chi Chi: Shut fuck up and fix mmy whip bish!
Winter: This ain’t 1995 no one says whip anymore.
Winter says as she goes to the back of her RV and opens up the back door.
Winter: Hey, Jane, Chi Chi, come here.
2 Broke Chicks walk over cautiously. They see two tires hanging on each back door. They also see a wooden board with a few glasses and a small bottle of wine.
Winter: Pop this bottle eh!
Winter says as she shows them an unopened bottle. Winter unhooks one of the tires and places it on the floor. She opens up a compartment on the door in which holds her car jack and wrench. Winter takes the stuff and walks over to 2 Broke Chicks RV.
Chi Chi: This not wine, this sake from Japan!
Jane opens the bottle and pours her and Chi Chi some Saki.
Winter: Enjoy, this will only take a few minutes, hopefully Tatsu will be back by then.
Jane: We couldn’t find her when we looked for her. Surprised she wasn’t with you.
Winter: She said she will be right back. I’m guessing she’s doing some fan stuff or something.
Winter continues to change the tire as cameras go inside the building to the backstage. A door opens up, we see Azz N Class laughing it up as they leave a room that looks like a walk in fridge. They don’t see the cameraman as they are too busy laughing it up. The camera man opens the door to see Tatsu laid out on top of cases and cases of beer.
SCU Combat Championship Match - Lei Tei Match
Linnea Lacroix Vs Merlot Ayano
Darlyn: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a Lei Tei Match for the SCU Combat Championship! First...On her way to the ring... from New Orleans, Louisiana, standing at 5'8" and weighing in at 145lb, she is... Linnéa Lacroix!!!
As Down's "On March The Saints" hits, the arena is bathed in gold with black revolving Fleur-de-lis all over the place. Linnéa Lacroix makes her way out looking ready to go, her sister and manager, Alissa, standing right next to her. They march down to the ring, smiling confidently. Upon arrival, Alissa steps aside while Linnéa slides into the ring and climbs the nearest corner, raising her arms. She drops to the mat and turns to face her opponent, ready to rock.
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 the 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 your SCU Combat Champion… 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!
Martha: Main event time, and we have both ladies getting onto the platform above the ring. Linnea makes her way to the center, reaching there before Merlot.
Gena: Merlot follows up with a Belly to Belly Suplex on Linnea. Linnea slides toward the edge, but she stops herself and jumps to her feet, knocking Merlot down with a clothesline.
Martha: She and Merlot brawl around on the mat until Linnea lifts Merlot up. She drops her with a DDT, and starts rolling Merlot toward the edge.
Gena: Merlot uses her feet to put up resistance. She is able to use that resistance to get back to her feet, and the two struggle. Merlot is able to assert her strength to push Linnea back to the center.
Martha: She hits an elbow to Linnea’s face. She then whips Linnea to the edge of the mat, but Linnea falls back. As Merlot comes at her, Linnea does a Monkey Flip, but Merlot hugs onto the mat.
Gena: She’s struggling to stay in this match to retain her title. Linnea stomps at Merlot’s fingers, but she is able to move her hands just in time. She swings back and forth until she is able to get back onto the mat.
Martha: Linnea stomps away at the champion. Merlot tries to shield herself, Linnea swings her leg back to hit Merlot with a full force kick. Merlot however sweeps Linnea standing leg which causes Linnea to flip up in the air and land hard on the mat on her back.
Gena: Merlot lands on her feet with a kip-up. Merlot grabs Linnea right foot and bends Linnea’s knees in an awkward position while standing on Linnea left ankle.
Martha: Linnea yells out in pain. She sits up and starts punching Merlot’s leg. Merlot gets off of Minnea’s ankle. Linnea lands a punch right above Merlot’s knee which causes her to buckle and let go of Lineea.
Gena: Linnea goes for a kick but Merlot drops to her back and does a back roll back to her feet. Linnea gets to her feet as Merlot charges over. Linnea side steps while getting her hands on Merlot’s back to give her a push. Merlot runs to the edge of the platform before coming to a sudden halt.
Martha: Merlot turns around to see Linnea charging at her. Merlot side steps, Linnea also stops at the edge. Merlot drops and nails Linnea with a leg sweep that drops Linnea on her side.
Gena: Merlot gets to her feet and gives Linnea a left kick and right kick. Linnea rolls over a bit which knocks her off the platform!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: Your winner and still the Combat Champion… Merlot Ayanoooo!!!!
Merlot gets handed her Combat title as she celebrates her win in the middle of the ring. As Merlot celebrates Her theme doesn't play, instead we hear Alana Allure’s theme song as she comes out from the curtain.
Alana: Merlot wins again, congrats. You have been the Combat Champion for a long time now. But the truth is, your time as champion needs to have an asterisk next to your reign. You have had an easy run, the whole time you only fought SCU stars. While the real fighters from GRIME took a back seat. I’m no longer Masked Jade. The fans know exactly who I am and what I’m capable of. I assure you, the minute I unmasked everyone started to put Merlot date on when she’ll lose the Combat title. The date they have is when you face me in the ring. The day I say is Violent Conduct VII, lets see how good Merlot really is, lets see if she really does need an asterisk on your title reign or not.
Her words cause Merlot to roll her eyes.
Merlot: Let’s get something straight, hai? Alana’s words and logic are misguided. Is very foolish and nearsighted to say Merlot had “easy run” as Combat Champion. And frankly, is insulting. Merlot put life and career on line each time step into the ring to defend. The fact Merlot has not faced Alana has no bearing on how great reign has been. But since want to talk trash, will face full rage. Alan versus Merlot at Violent Conduct VII is fine. Challenge accepted. However, will accept no excuses when Alana is beaten.
Alana: You don’t get it Merlot. This match isn’t one of those easy handouts like Esther, Melissa, and everyone else who stood with SCU. Talk like you have this in the bag all you want. It will make my victory that much more sweet.
Merlot shakes her head.
Merlot: Ah, understand now. Is shameful. Alana is person who likes to hear self talk. Thinks that talk makes big and bad. But doesn’t intimidate Merlot, not one bit. Can take that somewhere. But before Alana make another mistake, must issue warning. Combat matches are dangerous. Could get injured. Could lose life. Might want to keep in mind when face.
Alana: Fuck your warning, I’ll beat that ass right now.
Merlot: More talk. Merlot still waiting for action.
Alana drops the mic and heads to the ring but SCU security runs out from the back and gets in front of Alana to prevent anything from happening as the show goes off the air.