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Flashpoint 2.3; 10.21.17
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"Perfect Insanity" by Disturbed plays as a video package is shown of various FGA grapplers making their way through various entranceways. The video then switches to various FGA grapplers getting kicked, punched, slammed, suplexed and dropped onto the mat....

Come inside and be afraid
Of this impressive mess I've made
If you take a look now you will find

I have thrown away my vice
Done away with paradise
See what's going on inside my mind
Please let me out
Please let me out
Please let me...


After dramatic slow motion shots of various grapplers flipping off the top turnbuckle, the video switches to the Flashpoint logo as the chorus kicks in.

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The video fades to an outside shot of the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We then transition inside to a wide shot of the arena. The camera then pans around, capturing the excited crowd. An FGA chant breaks out throughout several sections of the crowd...



★★★ FGA 15 CHAMPIONSHIP ★★★
(c) Brian Stryker vs. The Crimson Baroness

The opening chords of 'The Devil's Bleeding Crown' by Volbeat begins to play throughout the arena as The Crimson Baroness steps out from behind the curtain; her top hat is tipped forward, covering her eyes slightly as she poses, resting both hands on the head of her cane. The crowd immediately begin booing and jeering, letting The Baroness know exactly what they think of her. She begins her slow walk to the ring, shrugging off the hatred with a sense of non-chalance.

Melanie Sierra: The following contest is scheduled for one fall with a fifteen minute time limit and it is for the FGA 15 CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, the challenger! Representing Vertigo, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! She is THE CRIIIIIMSOONNNNN BARONESSSSSS!!!

She climbs up the ring steps, urging the referee to hold the ropes open for her before she steps in under the middle ropes; The Crimson Baroness removes her hat and places it delicately in the corner next to her cane before she waits for the match to begin.

Geoff Penzer: The underhanded Crimson Baroness snuck her way into a 15 Championship Match here on Flashpoint before debuting as Chris Bond’s valet last Saturday on Vertigo! With the match already signed, there was nothing that GM Hadley Herrera could do at that point. In the buildup to tonight’s match, the Baroness has made her motives clear. She has zero intention of remaining here on Flashpoint after tonight. Her plan is to take that championship and bring it back to Vertigo and to The New Murder. It’s bad enough that Vertigo already has both the Pride Championship and the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Championship. If the Baroness leaves here tonight as the new 15 Champion, that would leave Flashpoint with zero brand-exclusive titles!

"The following beat down has been brought to you by Dark Horse Protection. Dark Horse Protection: Protecting your ass, cause we need root beer money."

"Yeah,
I've made my mistake
I've seen my heart cave in
I got my scars
I've been to hell and back again"

Dark Horses by Switchfoot starts to play as the guitar intro hammers out into the arena. Brian Stryker walks out from behind the curtain, his hood up, title belt around his neck. Brian walks to the center of the stage. He gets down on one knee and runs his hand over the floor of the stage. He rises to his feet and throws his hood back, grabbing his title as he holds it above his head..

"Born for the blue skies
We’ll survive the rain
Born for the sunrise
We’ll survive the pain"

Melanie Sierra: And her opponent, representing Dark Horse Protections! From Maui, Hawaii! Weighing in at 215 pounds! He is the reigning and defending FGA 15 Champion! “The Dad of Professional Wrestling” BRIIIIIAAAAN STRYYYYYYYKERRRRR!!!

He walks down the ramp, not taking his eyes off the ring. When he gets to the steel steps, he walks up them and climbs the turnbuckle to the top. He looks out to the crowd before holding out his title as the crowd sings the chorus.

"We’re singing…
Hey, you can’t count us out
We’ve been running up against the crowd
Yeah, we are the dark horses
We’re singing…
Wait! It’s not over now
We’ve been down but we’ve never been out
Yeah, we are the dark horses"

Stryker sits himself on the top turnbuckle as he looks down at his title and kisses the front plate before handing it to the ref.

Geoff Penzer: All the pressure in the world is on Brian Stryker’s shoulders here tonight! Flashpoint is solidly behind The Dad of Professional Wrestling. He is the last line of defense that has to stop The Crimson Baroness from stealing the 15 Championship and bringing it back to Vertigo. Stryker knows all too well just how underhanded the Baroness is. She’s been schooled by one of the dirtiest players in the game in Dom Harter. She knows every trick in the book and I’ve seen her use them before my very eyes. Since calling her matches back in her days in LDFc, The Crimson Barones has only gotten better, both as a wrestler and as a thief. Brian Stryker needs to expect everything out of his opponent here tonight. History has shown us that when The Crimson Baroness puts her mind to something, she will do everything in her power to achieve that goal.

The match starts with Stryker and TCB making their way to the center of the ring. There’s some trash talk coming from both sides when the two former HKW Bloodlust division rivals come face to face. After arguing back and forth, TCB lands the first strike with an elbow smash to the face. The boos turn back to cheers when Stryker answers back with an elbow of his own. The cheers turn back to boos when TCB nails Stryker with another elbow smash. The boos turn back to cheers when Stryker fires back with another elbow. The cheers continue as Stryker knocks TCB back across the ring with a flurry of elbow smashes. He then takes TCB and goes for an irish whip. But TCB reverses with an irish whip feint into an arm wrench followed by a hook kick, sending Stryker stumbling backwards into the ropes. While Stryker tries to shake out the cobwebs, TCB looks to send him to the outside with a running clothesline over the top rope. At the last second, Stryker ducks and dumps her over the top rope. The crowd cheers when TCB tumbles to the floor.

Geoff Penzer: Stryker sends The Crimson Baroness to the floor. But will the action be sent to the outside as well?

While TCB pulls herself up on the floor, Stryker takes off into the far ropes. When Stryker returns, the crowd boos when TCB quickly slides back in and nearly knocks his head off with a savate kick.

Geoff Penzer: No it will onto! The Baroness just cut Stryker off with a hard kick to the face! She makes the cover...

ONE!
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TWO!
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Stryker kicks out.

TCB picks up Stryker and delivers an arm wrench. She delivers another arm wrench before the ref heads over and asks Stryker if he wants to give up. After the champ refuses to give up, he uses his free arm to move TCB into the nearest set of ropes. He then shoots TCB off into the far ropes. When TCB returns, Stryker leapfrogs over her. TCB continues to run the ropes. When she returns, Stryker throws her down to the mat with an arm drag. TCB returns to her feet, only to be returned to the mat with another arm drag before Stryker transitions into an arm bar. The ref kneels down and asks TCB if she wants to give up. Instead of answering the ref, she whimpers to him and complains that Stryker pulled her hair. The crowd boos when the ref pulls Stryker off of TCB before admonishing him for the hair pulling. Stryker swears up and down that he didn’t pull her hair. But after the acting job by TCB, the ref is convinced that he did. While Stryker continues to plead his place, TCB gets back to her feet and quickly reaches over the ref’s shoulder and sucker punches Stryker in the eye. The crowd erupts with boos when Stryker goes down.

Geoff Penzer: That’s what I mean right there! The ref shouldn’t have let that face fool him. She’s nothing but a jezebel that will take a cheap shot whenever she can!

TCB moves the ref out of the way before putting the boots to Stryker. She then reaches down, brings the champ back to his feet and marches into the corner before slamming him face-first into the top turnbuckle. After turning Stryker around, TCB moves to the side before nailing him with a flurry of shoot kicks to the chest that leave Stryker doubled over. She then quickly moves herself up onto the middle ropes before planting him with a Tornado DDT. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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Stryker kicks out.

TCB picks up Stryker and whips him into the ropes. When Stryker comes back, TCB throws out a spinning backfist. But Stryker ducks before running into the far ropes. When Stryker returns, TCB leapfrogs over him. Stryker continues to run the ropes. When he comes back, TCB drops down to the prone position. So Stryker hops over her before continuing to run the ropes. When Stryker returns, the crowd boos when TCB knocks him down with a bicycle knee strike. Instead of making the cover, TCB heads into the corner before waving up Stryker. After stirring on the canvas, Stryker slowly turns over and gets up on a knee. With Stryker now in position, TCB flips him off before running out of the corner and knocking him down a Shining Black. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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Stryker gets his shoulder up.

TCB picks up Stryker and goes for an irish whip. But Stryker counters with an irish whip feint into the First Stryke (arm twist/hook kick combo). After TCB stumbles back into the ropes, Stryker rushes over and throws out a running clothesline. But TCB grabs the top rope and drops down, sending Stryker tumbling down to the floor. While Stryker picks himself up off the floor, TCB runs into the ropes. When she comes back, she knocks Stryker down with a Fosbury Flop.

Geoff Penzer: The high risk pays off for the Baroness as she wipes otu Stryker on the outside!

TCB picks up Stryker and slams him face-first onto the apron before climbing up onto the apron. She starts to get back in through the ropes. But once she’s got one foot back inside, she quickly steps back out onto the apron before turning and looking at the top turnbuckle. A sinister smirk forms on the face of TCB before walking along the apron. The crowd boos as she begins to scale the turnbuckles. But as soon as she gets one foot on the top turnbuckle, Stryker darts into the corner, runs up to the top turnbuckle and sends TCB crashing down to the canvas with an avalanche hurricanrana. The crowd cheers when TCB arches her back in pain. Stryker quickly crawls over to make the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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TH-NO!

TCB gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Good counter there by Stryker. If the Baroness came off the top, that could have been it for him and his 15 Championship reign.

Stryker picks up TCB and goes for Stryke Two. But TCB blocks with a trio of elbows to the back of the neck. After performing a standing switch, TCB locks on the Coquina Clutch. The crowd boos upon seeing the hold slipped on. Stryker’s eyes widen once he realizes that he’s in a bad position. The ref asks him if he wants to give up. When Stryker refuses, TCB cinches in the hold. The crowd begins to rally behind Stryker as Stryker continues to shake his head from side to side. He reaches out to the ropes. But he’s nowhere near them. To make matters worse, TCB hops onto his back and wraps her legs around his waist. Stryker reaches down and tries to pry TCB’s legs from around his waist, but it’s to no avail. Stryker then goes to try and make his way over to the ropes. But he ends up dropping down to a knee, much to the delight of the challenger.

Geoff Penzer: Stryker’s down to a knee! It looks like he’s fading! Stryker’s 15 Championship reign is fading away before his very eyes!

The ref kneels down and asks Stryker if he wants to give up. But once again, Stryker refuses. After a struggle, Stryker slowly gets back to a vertical base. He then walks backwards across the ring before lunging backwards at the corner, squashing TCB against the turnbuckles. After delivering a back elbow to the face, Stryker follows up with a CCS Enzuigiri. Stryker turns around, takes TCB and sits her up on the top turnbuckle. After climbing up onto the top rope, Stryker grabs TCB and goes for a superplex. But TCB blocks the move. Stryker goes for another superplex. But once again, TCB blocks the move. After letting go of TCB, Stryker nails her with a punch to the face. TCB comes back with a punch of her own. The crowd cheers when Stryker nails her with another punch. The cheers turn back to boos when TCB comes back with a punch of her own. Stryker throws out another punch. This time, TCB blocks the punch before gouging him in the eye. The crowd boos when TCB shoves Stryker off the ropes and sends him crashing down to the canvas. After climbing up on the top turnbuckle, TCB leaps up before crashing on top of Stryker with a diving splash. She hooks the leg for the cover…

ONE!
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TWO!
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Stryker gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Only two!

TCB picks up Stryker and goes for an irish whip. But Stryker reverses, sending TCB into the ropes. When TCB returns, she sees Stryker setting up for a back body drop. So she plants Stryker with a Snap DDT. She then sits him up before running into the ropes. When TCB returns, she nails Stryker in the face with a Penalty Kick. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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Stryker gets his shoulder up.

TCB brings Stryker back to his feet and doubles him over with a kick to the midsection before heading into the ropes. When TCB returns, she throws out a scissors kick. But Stryker slips out of the way, grabs TCB from behind, runs and throws her over the top rope and to the floor. As TCB starts to pick herself up off the floor, Stryker turns and runs into the far ropes. When he comes back, the crowd explodes with cheers when he flattens her with a springboard Shooting Star Splash to the outside!

Geoff Penzer: Stryker takes out The Crimson Baroness with a Shooting Star to the outside!

Stryker picks up TCB and rolls her back inside before climbing back up onto the apron. After heading over towards the ring post, Stryker springboards to the top turnbuckle. As he flips back for a moonsault, TCB rolls out of the way. As soon as Stryker lands on his feet, he quickly turns before hitting her with a running Shooting Star Splash! He hooks the leg.

ONE!
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TWO!
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TH-NO!

TCB gets her shoulder up.

Stryker picks up TCB and delivers the Freak Accident (pumphandle neckbreaker lift into a cutter). With TCB sprawled out on the mat, Stryker points to the top turnbuckle as he walks across the ring. After scaling to the top turnbuckle, Stryker flips back for a corkscrew moonsault. But he ends up crashing across TCB’s knees.

Geoff Penzer: She got her knees up!

The boos continue as Stryker can be seen curled up while guarding his midsection. TCB slowly turns over onto all fours and can be seen smirking. Champion and challenger then get back to a vertical base. As soon as Stryker turns around, TCB leaps up and brings him down with a double knee armbreaker! TCB picks up Stryker and whips him into the ropes. When Stryker returns, TCB doubles him over with a hard knee to the midsection before bringing him down with the Subjection (rolling cross armbar).

Geoff Penzer: The Crimson Baroness is going for the armbar!

TCB goes to fully hyperextend Stryker’s arm. But Stryker is quick to lock his hands together. TCB can be seen repeatedly pulling back to try and break Stryker’s grip. But it’s to no avail. He then turns over onto a knee before getting back to his feet. The champion groans as he slowly lifts TCB off the mat with his sore arm. The crowd cheers as Stryker walks across the ring before slamming TCB hard on the canvas, breaking the hold. Stryker remains on all fours once the hold is broken. After he gets up onto a knee, TCB quickly rolls over, gets back to her feet and knocks him back down with a Shining Apprentice. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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TH-NO!

The crowd cheers when Stryker gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Close call for the 15 Champion!

TCB picks up Stryker and goes for an irish whip. But Stryker is able to reverse with an irish whip feint before quickly following up with Stryke Two. The cheers continues as he makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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TH-NO!

The crowd sighs, then boos when TCB gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Close call for the challenger!

Stryker picks up TCB and goes for an irish whip. But TCB reverses and sends him into the ropes. When Stryker returns, he brings TCB down with a running hurricanrana. As she gets back to her feet, Stryker runs over to attack. But TCB rocks him with a spinning back fist before planting him with a Jumping DDT. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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THR-NO!

The crowd gasps, then cheers when Stryker gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: He got the shoulder up just in time!

TCB picks up Stryker and sets him up for The Crimson Kiss (cutter). At the last second, Stryker slips out and shoves TCB off into the ropes. Stryker goes for another hurricanrana. But he throws it out too early, allowing TCB to hang onto the ropes. After Stryker crashes back-first on the canvas, TCB runs over and throws out a Penalty Kick after he sits up. At the last second, Stryker leans back to duck the kick. When TCB turns back around, Stryker quickly kips up before following up with a pelé kick. With TCB dazed, Stryker turns her around, grabs her from behind and brings her down with the Overdose (straight jacket shiranui). With TCB sprawled out on the mat, Stryker hops onto the apron through the ropes before scaling to the top turnbuckle. The fans in the crowd stand up as Stryker leaps off and crashes across TCB with the Air Stryke (shooting star leg drop)! He makes the cover.

ONE!
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TWO!
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THREE!

The crowd explodes with cheers when “Dark Horses” blasts over the PA.

Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner and STIIIIILLLLL the FGA 15 Champion, BRIAN STRYKER!!!

The cheers continue as Stryker gets handed the 15 Championship belt before raising it in the air.

Geoff Penzer: Brian Stryker has defeated The Crimson Baroness! The Baroness is going home empty handed! Flashpoint keeps the 15 Championship while Stryker keeps The Quest to Four alive! Hello fans and welcome to the latest installment of Flashpoint! I am your host, Geoff Penzer! What a match we just saw to kick things off here tonight! Brian Stryker, with a ton of pressure on his shoulders, was able to withstand what The Crimson Baroness threw at him and retained his title! The lone championship match kicked off tonight’s show. But boy do we have a solid night of action still to come. We have not one, not two, not three, but four Qualifying Matches for the Frontier Lions Cup! We have Chandler Scott going one on one with Savannah Taylor in what has been a long-awaited matchup for FGA fans. One of those Qualifying Matches I spoke of? That will be main eventing tonight’s show when “The Chief” Evan Envi faces off against one half of the Tag Champions, Dan Herrera! We’ve got a ton of action still to come. After the break, we have our first of four Qualifying Matches when Tully Barnes goes up against “Terrific” Terrence Tillman!

★★★ COMMERCIAL BREAK ★★★
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"Short Change Hero" by The Heavy begins to play through the speakers and the lights in the arena simultaneously dim down. Smoke begins to rise from the top of the stage and appearing on the screen above are the following words;

YOUR HERO, AND MINE

Mark Storm: Cut the music, cut the music!

Emerging from the back is Your Hero and Mine who doesn't look to impressed as he steps out onto the stage, applause and cheers beginning to diminish as the fans recognize the seriousness behind his tone, and the stern look on his face. He slowly walks down the entrance ramp, one hand buried in his pockets and the other wrapped around the microphone.

Mark Storm: Ladies and Gentlemen...

He says whilst walking up the ring steps and stepping into the ring. He's wearing black jeans and boots, with a white buttoned shirt that has the sleeves rolled up. He shakes his head sideways as he stands in the center of the ring, licking his dry lips before bringing the microphone back up to them.

Mark Storm: I'm sick... and I'm tired.

The arena is now still, with all eyes and attention glued to Mark Storm who now begins to pace the ring in frustration, running his fingers through his hair.

Mark Storm: I'm sick of being mistreated. I'm tired of these games. I'm one of the most sought out wrestlers in the goddamn world. Why? Because every time I step into that ring, I bring it... time, after time after time! I'm one of the most sought out because I'm one of the best at what I do.

Applause of appreciation rings through the arena and Storm allows the fans to do so.

Mark Storm: Been one of the best ever since I had that breakthrough year back in 2015. Extreme Wrestling Corporation's golden child, who came from nothing to become something. But even that wasn't enough. It wasn't enough to hold me down and I started to spread my wings and I went here, there and everywhere - honing my craft, and making sure that my name became household. And that's what I did! I went to Honor Wrestling, became their champion almost immediately! I went to SKYFIRE, became their world champion and boosted their ratings from zero to a hundred. Seattle Pro, where I've had some of the best matches of my career, and without a doubt - the best match of this year against Billy Danielson. Championship Wrestling Coalition, the biggest alliance of promotions in the world - and I'm their Junior Heavyweight Champion! Everywhere I've been, I've left a mark, I've left a scar - I've left a message! But I'm here... I'm nothing more than an afterthought.

He pauses, allowing his words to be digested by those watching.

Mark Storm: And I don't deserve that. I didn't deserve to be the 29th pick in this years draft. But I was. You had guys like Ace Watson, who wasn’t even here a minute, picked in front of me! James Edwards, who I've already beaten to prove that I'm better - picked in front of me! I didn't deserve to be left out of the Frontier Lions Cup this year. But I was. And instead you've got imbeciles, washed up has-beens, and straight up rookies who are filling the bracket for this years tournament. A tournament that I reached the semi finals of last year. But they won't take that under consideration, because they don't care about me. I don't deserve to be left out of the cards for Flashpoint. But I was. And it's something that has been a habit for months on end now but I've kept quiet. I've kept it all to myself in the hopes that a better tomorrow was going to come. But it didn't. Instead, I was forced to watch a crappy program between Stunray and Daniel Widdel, who apparently decided to take it upon themselves to pursue a career in soap television acting for months on end. No one wanted to hear about it! Yet they still got TV time.

Chuckling to himself, he pauses momentarily.

Mark Storm: And it's a joke, but that's what you people want. That's what you people buy into every week. That's what you people are obsessed with, and at first I thought it was just management who were after me, but it's also you people. You people would rather be brainwashed by this mind-numbing, melodramatic - soap operas, then watch the real deal in action. And I'm sick of that. I'm sick of you people.

Jeers begin to come from the fans but that doesn't stop Mark, he's on a roll.

Mark Storm: I'm sick of everybody in the back, who tells me not to worry because my time will come. "Be patient Mark!". Enough, is enough.

Boo's now echo through the arena and Storm holds a finger up, asking the fans to give him a minute to just finish what he's going to say but they continue to boo. He allows the boos to simmer down and pauses in the middle of the ring, a smirk upon his lips.

Mark Storm: I care too much. But that's about to change. The only things I care about now - is me, myself and I. And I don't care if you don't like me anymore. It's the truth and the truth hurts, and if you can't handle that - I suggest you suck it up and get used to it. A lot of things are changing around here and I'm one of them. I'm going to prove why I am the best wrestler in the world. And I don't have to be your hero to do it. I'm already mine.

Storm drops the microphone and "Short Change Hero" by The Heavy plays through the speaker. He smirks, climbing the second rope and posing to his now hated enemies.
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Amanda Johnson: Excuse me, Noelle? Noelle hold up!

Amanda spies Noelle Smith ahead, even though she doesn’t have a match tonight she’s been in Green Bay doing fan forums and charity appearances, thus her casual look of jeans and a sweater. She smiles as she sees Amanda and waits for her, though it’s clear she’s not just wanting a little casual chit-chat as she holds up the microphone with a gently rueful look.

Amanda Johnson: Hi, thanks for waiting on me. Noelle you were fairly quiet after the last show, I think we only saw you on Twitter to thank El Stravito for his timely intervention on your behalf…

Noelle frowns gently, shaking her head but she pastes on a smile afterwards.

Noelle Smith: It’s true. I was going to make a statement right after what happened, but I just… I had a lot to think about.

Amanda nods and continues.

Amanda Johnson: Can I ask if what you were thinking about, were the some would say cruel and threatening words that Ricky Valero said to you… before you slapped him across the chops?

A slightly gleeful light came into Amanda’s eyes despite her otherwise professional and pleasant demeanor. Noelle picks at a loose thread on the hem of her sweater, her large expressive eyes downcast as she nods.

Noelle Smith: Ricky. He did have a lot to say, didn’t he? Said that I was… something he needed. Something that he needed to crack open and destroy, like I was an egg or something.

Ricky Valero: To no one’s surprise, we have a food metaphor.

There’s a visible cringe from both of these vibrant women as Ricky himself slides into the scene, dressed for his upcoming match later tonight against the blue chipper Aria Bankowski. He puts his arm around Noelle much to her disgust, taking his fingers to turn her by the chin to face the camera.

Ricky Valero: You really should be saying goodbye, to all the fans you still have left, that cling desperately to their old #TeamNoelle t-shirts and blurry 8x10’s with a for real autograph and not a rubber stamped one all while sponging off of their parents or whatever the hell they do out there in I don’t care about land.

He gestures somewhat rudely as he releases her chin and chuckles to himself even as he glares at her. She starts to speak but he shushes her with a wicked grin.

Ricky Valero: Let me guess. ‘Boy, bye’ right? Or something equally nauseating. Save it. Learn your place Noelle, before it’s just too late.

He lets go of her shoulders and moves to saunter off as Amanda says something softly to Noelle, but pauses just before he leaves out of the camera range.

Ricky Valero: I mean, it’s already too late? But you know, I wanted to pretend to offer you one last little shred of dignity before I rip your life apart.

Noelle glares after him and then shakes her head when Amanda wants to ask her something else.

Noelle Smith: He just pushes, and pushes and pushes. Like he’s forgotten that some of us know how to push back.
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★★★ FRONTIER LIONS CUP (QUALIFYING ROUND) ★★★
Tully Barnes vs. Terrence Tillman

As the beginning horn sound that starts “Forever” blasts through the arena, Terrence Tillman runs out to the stage. Running back and forth shouting and waving his arms in the air motioning for the fans to get on their feet. He stops in the center and stretches his arms out to either side shouting “It’s Time” at the top of his lungs. Tillman starts his march to the ring with a smile on his face, slapping hands of the kids in the audience letting out an occasional “Wooo!” or “Yeah baby!”

Melanie Sierra: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a Qualifying Match for the 2017 Frontier Lions Cup! Introducing first, from Orlando, Florida! Weighing in at 230 pounds! He is “Terrific” TERRENCE TILLLLLMAAAANNNNN!!!

Tillman rolls into the ring under the bottom rope and runs to each corner pointing to the fans, clapping his hands, and feeding off the crowd reaction.

Geoff Penzer: Terrence Tillman is a former two-time 15 Champion. On both occasions when he lost the championship, it was because he was screwed out of the title by people not even in the match. You better believe that The Leader of the T-Unit wants to once again become 15 Champion. But he’s got an opportunity here tonight to get one step closer to an FGA Undisputed Championship match. But first, he’s got to get through one half of Bristow & Barnes!

“Run This Town” by Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna starts to play. Strobes begin surveying the building as darkness has taken over the arena.

Feel it comin' in the air
And the screams from everywhere
I'm addicted to the thrill
It's a dangerous love affair
Can't be scared when it goes down
Got a problem, tell me now
Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gonna run this town tonight
Is who's gonna run this town tonight
We gonna run this town

Bright lights shine on the entranceway nearly drowning the entire scene in white as Tully Barnes and Nate Bristow emerge from the backstage area. The two tag partners stand at the top of the entranceway with smug smirks on their faces and their eyes focused on the ring in front of them. The lights quickly dim again and the arena is filled with green and yellow laser lights as Bristow & Barnes start toward the ring.

Melanie Sierra: And his opponent, from Bitter End, Tennessee! Weighing in at 240 pounds…. TULLYYYYY BARRRRRNESSS!!!

We are, yeah I said it, we are,
This is Roc Nation, pledge your allegiance
Get ya'll black tees on, all black everything
Black cards, black cars, all black everything
And our girls are blackbirds, ridin' with they Dillingers
I'd get more in depth, if you boys really real enough
This is la familia, I'll explain later
But for now let me get back to this paper, I'm a couple bands down
And I'm tryin' to get back
I gave the other grip, I lost a flip for five stacks
Yeah I'm talkin' five comma's, six zeros, dot zeroes here it go,
Back to runnin' circles 'round n*ggas, now we squared up, hold up

As Bristow & Barnes reach the ring, they turn toward one another and hit their forearms together. They head for opposite sides of the ring, leaping up to the apron and propping themselves up on one knee. They stare out into the crowd as they pop up to both feet with their backs against the ropes and their arms outstretched.

Life's a game but it's not fair
I break the rules so I don't care
So I keep doin' my own thing
Walkin' tall against the rain
Victory's within the mile,
Almost there, don't give up now
Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gon' run this town tonight
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, heyy
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, heyy,
Is who’s gon' run this town tonight?

Now inside the ring, they cross paths and perch up on the ropes on the opposite of the ring, one foot on the bottom rope and one foot on the middle, taunting the fans as Barnes awaits the start of the match.

Geoff Penzer: There’s no reason for Nate Bristow to be out here! This isn’t a tag team match! But I’m not surprised. Bristow & Barnes, along with Ricky Valero, have used strength in numbers to try and intimidate the likes of James Edwards, Peaches, Noelle Smith and El Stravito. I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they do the same here tonight with Triple T. The ref should do the right thing and send Bristow to the back before he gets himself involved with this one.

The bell sounds as Tillman circles the ring. Bristow quickly reaches in and tries to take a swipe at Tillman. Once Tillman turns his attention to him, Barnes rushes him from behind. But Triple T knows it’s coming so, he’s able to move out of the way. Before Barnes and Tillman can engage, the ref in between both grapplers and holds his hands up before pointing over at Bristow and throwing im out of this match. The crowd explodes with cheers while Bristow & Barnes are irate. Bristow throws a temper tantrum on the outside while Triple T waves goodbye to him. Bristow responds by flipping him the bird before turning and marches up the aisle.

Geoff Penzer: Nate Bristow is out of here! Good on the official to send Bristow to the showers before affected this match any further.

Both grapplers continue to circle the ring before locking up. After jockeying for position, Tillman begins to move Barnes across the ring. At the last second, Barnes pivots and presses Tillman against the ropes. The ref quickly heads over and gives both men until the count of five to break it up.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE... FOUR…

As soon as Tillman puts his arms in the air, the crowd boos when Barnes nails him with a right hook to the midsection. He then delivers clubbing strikes across Tillman’s back before whipping him into the far ropes. When Tillman returns, Barnes throws out a running clothesline. But Tillman ducks and heads into the ropes. When Tillman returns, Barnes throws out a back elbow to the face. But again, Tillman ducks before running the ropes. When he comes back, he sees Barnes setting up for a back body drop. So Tillman hurdles over him before running into the ropes. When Tillman returns, Barnes leapfrogs over him. Tillman continues to run the ropes. When he comes back, Barnes drops down to the prone position. So Tillman hops over him before continuing to run the ropes. When Tillman returns, Barnes executes a back body drop. But somehow, Tillman is able to land on his feet, eliciting gasps and cheers from the crowd. Tillman continues to run the ropes. When he comes back, he knocks Barnes down with a spinning heel kick. The cheers continue as he makes the cover.

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Barnes kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Triple T got the better of that exchange and showed why he’s one of the most athletic grapplers to come down the pike in quite a while.

Tillman picks up Barnes and knocks him into the corner after a flurry of right hands to the face. He then takes Barnes and goes for an irish whip. But Barnes reverses and follows Tillman across the ring. Instead of crashing into the corner, Tillman grabs a hold of the top ropes and vaults himself over Barnes. When Barnes turns around in the corner, he gets rocked with another right hand. Triple T brings Barnes from out of the corner before sending him into the far ropes with an irish whip. When Barnes returns, Tillman leapfrogs over him. Barnes continues to run the ropes. When Barnes returns, Tillman drops down to the prone position. So Barnes hops over him before running into the ropes. When Barnes comes back, the crowd cheers when Triple T knocks him down with a dropsault. He makes the cover.

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Barnes kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Triple T got the better of Barnes again. Tillman only got a two count. But you can bet that he’s quickly getting under Barnes’ skin.

Tillman picks up Barnes and goes for a vertical suplex, but Barnes blocks it. Triple T tries to muscle him up for another vertical suplex. But again, Barnes blocks it. After hitting Tillman with three punches to the midsection, Barnes switches positions with Triple T before delivering a slingshot suplex. The boos continue as he rolls over and makes the cover.

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Tillman kicks out.

Barnes picks up Triple T before ramming him back-first into the corner. After a series of hard shoulder thrusts that nearly knock the air out of Tillman, Barnes sends him slumping down in the corner with a series of mudhole stomps. From there, Barnes applies a foot choke while pulling down on the top rope. The ref quickly gives him until the count of five to break the choke.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

Barnes reluctantly lets go. After reaching down and pulling Tillman back to his feet, the crowd boos when he slaps Tillman across the face. Barnes then takes Tillman and sends him into the opposite corner with an irish whip. Barnes charges across the ring to attack. But Tillman counters with a back elbow to the face. While Barnes is dazed, Tillman quickly turns to face the turnbuckles before bringing him down with the DDTripleT (Stylin DDT)! He makes the cover.

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Barnes gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: An awesome variation of the DDT there from Triple T! But Barnes was able to get that shoulder up.

Tillman picks up Barnes and sends him into the corner with an irish whip. He then runs across the ring, jumps and goes for a corner splash. But Barnes catches him in mid air before running across the ring and ramming him back-first into the turnbuckles. He then pulls Tillman from out of the corner, scoops him up from the side and delivers a pendulum backbreaker. The boos continue as Barnes makes the cover.

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Tillman gets his shoulder up.

Barnes picks up Tillman and delivers a snap suplex. He then rolls over, pulls Tillman back to his feet and knocks him down with a short-arm lariat. After bouncing into the ropes, Barnes delivers a pointed elbow drop. Barnes gets back to his feet and delivers another pointed elbow drop across Tillman’s face. He then presses his forearm down across Tillman’s jaw as he makes the cover.

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Tillman gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Barnes is started to mount some momentum. This match is started to slip away from Tillman...

Barnes picks up Triple T and goes for an irish whip. But Tillman reverses, sending Barnes into the ropes. When Barnes returns, he sees Tillman setting up for a back body drop. So Barnes counters with a Snap DDT. The boos continue as Barnes pulls Tillman back to his feet, lifts him up across his back and brings him down with a Gory Bomb. He then turns Tillman over and makes the cover.

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Tillman gets his shoulder up. A frustrated Barnes turns to the ref and holds up three fingers.

Geoff Penzer: Barnes is disputing the referee’s count. But it only looked like two to me, too.

Barnes picks up Tillman, takes him by the wrist and throws out another short-arm lariat. But Tillman ducks. When Barnes turns around, he turns into a roundhouse kick to the head that knocks him down. While Barnes is dazed, Tillman turns and runs into the ropes. When he comes back, Triple T knocks him down with a Shining Apprentice. The cheers continue as Tillman heads into the corner. He goes for the Terry-sault (double jump moonsault). But Barnes is able to roll out of the way. After Tillman luckily lands on his feet, Barnes gets back to his feet and throws out a running clothesline. But Tillman’s able to duck. When Barnes turns around, Tillman doubles him over with a kick to the midsection before knocking him down with the Terrific Kick (scissors kick). Tillman brings Barnes back to his feet and sends Barnes into the ropes with an irish whip. When Barnes returns, Tillman throws out another kick to the midsection. The crowd boos when Barnes catches his foot and begins to wag his finger at Tillman. The boos then turn to cheers when Triple T counters with a dragonwhip. After Barnes picks himself back up, Tillman runs over, jumps up and brings him down with the Top Tier Takedown (leaping reverse STO). The cheers continue as Tillman steps out onto the apron before scaling to the top turnbuckle. The fans in attendance stand up as Tillman flips off and crashes down on Barnes with the Skyfall (450 Splash)!

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THREE!

The crowd cheers when “Forever” hits the speakers.

Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner, TERRENCE TILLMAN!!!

The cheers continue as Triple T gets his arm raised in victory.

Geoff Penzer: Triple T picks up the win here tonight and advances to the First Round! You can tell by the reaction that the T-Unit is happy to have their man in the next round of the Lions Cup. But hold on just a second. What's this? it looks like Terrence Tillman isn't done here, ladies and gents.

After being handed a mic, Tillman's music dies down. He watches to catch his breath before speaking into the mic.

Terrence Tillman: GREEN BAY!!!! TRIPLE T IS IN THE BUILDING!!!!

The fans cheer The Terrific One.

Terrence Tillman: Listen I want to first off say that it is an honor to be a part of the Flashpoint roster. And I promise I will do everything in my power to make this show the best out there!

Cheers and applause are heard from the crowd.

Terrence Tillman: Now the last time you say me I was taking care of unfinished business in the form of Macy Dover. You see for some reason some people see to think that its ok to take it upon themselves to get in my business. I mean I have won the 15 Championship twice and both times it was stolen from me. I am two-time champion that has never actually lost the title cleanly. And I’ve had plenty of time to think about things. Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe if I have more friends in the back that would watch out for me I wouldn’t have to deal with this kind of thing. Maybe if I wasn’t always talking about how great I am, there wouldn’t be haters trying to steal my shine. But then I come out here and I listen to you guys cheering and I realize that haters are going to hate, friends will come and go but the T-Unit is forever!

The fans cheer as Triple T points to fans in the audience.

Terrence Tillman: Now as this year comes to a close, I have may goals in mind. One being the Lions Cup, and the other is getting back the 15 Championship and being the first to defend it and cash it in! That title has been a hot potato since Dover cause me to lose it. And I’ve got nothing against Bryan Striker, in fact I’m a fan. But I’m not here to be a fan, I’m here to be a champion and regardless of who has the title, when I get my shot…and I will get that shot, I will take on and take out whoever is on the other side of that ring. Flashpoint get ready because the Premier, Top Tier, Pound for Pound, Best Around is here and I’ve got the T-Unit behind me which means all we can do it rise to the top! Holla at ya boy!

With that Triple T drops the mic and plays up the crowd before exiting the ring.
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The show cuts backstage to where Amanda Johnson is standing by with the FGA World Tag Team Champions, Dan Herrera and Peaches, the Polychromatic Lion Attack Squad. The champions are both dressed in their ring attire, with their titles slung over their shoulders. Beneath those, they’re also both wearing the PCLAS t-shirt.

Amanda Johnson: Ladies and gentlemen, my guests at this time are the FGA World Tag Team Champions, the Polychromatic Lion Attack Squad. But tonight we won’t see you in tag team action, instead you’ll each be in singles actions in an attempt to qualify for the Frontier Lions Cup.

Dan Herrera: It’s that time of year again, Amanda. We know we have another title defense coming up in a few weeks time at the Six Year Anniversary show, and we’re focused on that...

Peaches: But that ain’t mean we’re gonna take this lightly. Hell, I don’t even know the meaning of the word.

Dan Herrera: One hundred and ten percent every time. That’s how we became champions--

Peaches: --an’ why we’re gonna keep these belts into 2018!

She interrupts Dan, who just nods courteously at his girlfriend’s enthusiasm. Then it’s time for Amanda to speak again.

Amanda Johnson: Peaches, you’ll be up first against Neon, before Dan, you’ll take on Evan Envi in tonight’s main event. How are you both feeling about this?

Peaches: I ain’t gonna lie, Amanda, I’m lookin’ forward to this one. An’ I’m likin’ my chances against Neon. Don’t get me wrong, though, she’s a talented ass wrestler an’ her matches against Sadie the other month proved that. But this is my first time tryna get into the Frontier Lions Cup an’ I ain’t gonna let this slip through my finger tips.

Dan, cracks his knuckles. He laughs a bit as he listens to Peaches answer. Once she finishes he takes a deep breath before letting his own feelings be known.

Dan Herrera: You’ve been around awhile Amanda. I’m sure you know the non-existent history of Dan Herrera in the Frontier Lions Cup. I’ve qualified every year I’ve been involved with this tournament. The problem being getting out of the round after that. A draw against Jared James… a loss to Izzy Anders. To say I’ve not lived up to the potential I hold myself to in this tournament would be an understatement.

Dan laughs, knowing he’s always said that in the past of his own singles career.

Dan Herrera: But that’s in the past. I took off last year from the tournament focusing on Tag Team wrestling instead. Now look where I am. And when it’s come to singles matches the past year, I’d say things have been pretty good. Now, a qualifying match against Evan Envi… the type of match I previously mentioned never losing. A chance at redemption of past tournaments, only this time I’m not facing Ochosi the Hunter or Ash…

Peaches: Who?

Dan Herrera: Exactly. This time it’s Evan Envi and myself going at it in the main event for a spot in the tournament. A tough draw to say the least against a man with a chip on his shoulder after the FGA Draft. I like a challenge, and Evan Envi, despite all his words, has a large roadblock in front of him. I look forward to knocking that chip off his shoulder and giving myself a chance to get out of the Quarterfinals round for the first time.

Peaches: An’ we saw what he can do against Logan the other week, but if Dan says he can beat Evan Envi, then Dan can beat Evan Envi. An’ both of us can get through into the Frontier Lions Cup - an’ maybe we'll face each other in the final!

The look of sheer excitement on her face is almost contagious. Amanda seems excited at the thought of that match, but Dan just smirks and shakes his head.

Peaches: What?

Dan Herrera: I know my luck Peaches. I’d have to face you in the Quarterfinal to advance.

Dan laughs, and Peaches just shakes her head.

Peaches: Hey, at least one of us would reach the finals then.

She turns to Amanda and points towards Dan, mouthing the words “probably him” to her. Amanda just nods before asking the next question.

Amanda Johnson: It’ll be interesting to see how you both fare in singles action again. But, uh, we’ve seen you in singles action recently haven’t we, Peaches?

Peaches: The Ricky Valero match?

Amanda shakes her head.

Peaches: Oh, you mean the Pokémon contest on the last show. Look, it ain’t somethin’ I’m proud of, an’ yeah, I probably should’ve finished the match. But it’s just Pokémon!

Amanda Johnson: Some people are saying it was disrespectful to Ashlyn--

Peaches: She ain’t exactly finish that drinking contest that! You know, just saying…

Peaches looks to be getting a little worked up at the insinuation that her failure to finish a Pokémon battle is disrespectful. Dan puts his hand on her shoulder and smiles at her.

Dan Herrera: Drinking, Pokemon… friendly wagers that didn’t turn out the way either side wanted. I’m sure they’ll be another chance coming. And if not, the Six Year Anniversary Show will be MORE than enough of a chance for Peaches to prove her point.

Ashlyn De Luca: Is that so?

The voice catches them all by surprise. The trio turn around to see Ashlyn De Luca walking towards them with a smile on her face.

Peaches: What you after this time, Ashlyn?

Ashlyn De Luca: Nothing. Nothing in particular anyway. Just passing time backstage when I heard some voices, and here you are.

The two women move closer to one another. Dan instinctively moves in between them, separating them with his arms as they jostle to get at one another. Amanda steps back nervously to avoid being collateral damage.

Dan Herrera: Ashlyn, me and Peaches have a big night tonight. So if we could hold off on the hostilities until the other hostilities have been taken care of, that would be great.

Ashlyn De Luca: You and me, Peaches. We’re settling this tonight! Rubber match!

Peaches: You’re on!

Dan shakes his head as the two announce their next challenge was coming later in the evening.

Dan Herrera: It’s like I’m talking to thin air.

He says as the show cuts to commercial with Ashlyn and Peaches still arguing about their previous contests, and Dan just runs a hand down his face in frustration.

★★★ COMMERCIAL BREAK ★★★
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Our scene fades into the backstage area… specifically, fading into a framed purple jersey, boldly reading the number #47 under the name “CHIEF”, earning a loud mixed reaction from Green Bay, Wisconsin. However, as we pan out a bit, we realize that right next to his photo is a framed photo of Flashpoint’s own “Queen of Mean”, NEON. Whatever mixed reaction may have existed devolves into thunderous boos. We pan out a bit more, showing Evan Envi and NEON themselves. NEON smirks in satisfaction, looking at the photos that hang up in the dressing room while Envi looks between NEON and the photo, eyes narrowed inquisitively.

Evan Envi: I mean. They’re gonna take ‘em down after the show, so--

NEON: So I can’t put one up?

Evan Envi: I… I mean…

Evan takes a deep breath, trying to think of the safest way to respond before we pan back to the two frames-- clearly showing in this shot that NEON’s photo (a close-up of her grinning face) dwarfs the #47 jersey.

Evan Envi: I rep the number forty-seven as a statement. As a reminder to myself, and detractors, that no matter what kind of games our General Managers were playing, I’m still the hottest draft pick under the FGA banner. Still a hot commodity. Still a problem. And your picture of you is… a picture… of you…

Evan quickly defends himself, throwing his hands up as he turns back to NEON.

Evan Envi: I mean, yo, it’s a mad nice picture of you. But like-- what’s it represent?

NEON glares, inhaling.

NEON: It represents me.

Evan looks flustered immediately. He looks between his girlfriend and the picture, thinking frantically for a response.

Evan Envi: ...word!

NEON narrows her eyes at him, crossing her arms, clearly unimpressed with the response.

NEON: You know. You never told me about the talk you had with Logan and Ashlyn.

Evan looks back at her blankly. Ne’s eyes somehow narrow even more. Somehow.

NEON: About us. About me being a part of—

Evan Envi: Oh! Yeah. Yeah, I did… didn’t I? I… didn’t I tell you about that?

Evan coughs, nervously rubbing the back of his neck, while NEON’s face grows visibly red. Evan looks around for any type of escape— and his eyes grow wide with relief at the sight of someone out of frame.

???: I’m not interrupting, am I?

Slowly stepping into frame is Logan Alexander to a pop from Wisconsin. Not scheduled to compete tonight, he’s dressed a bit more casually… and showing off a couple of pieces of ‘#47’ merchandise. He has a purple jersey on under his usual ring jacket with #47 displayed for all to see. He also has a matching cap on with another #47 on the front. Evan looks Logan over, completely speechless at the display.

NEON: Uhhhh—

Evan Envi: DO YOU SEE THIS?!

NEON looks Logan over as well clearly less impressed-- but her eyes drift past him and the audience pops once again, this time for the SSWA World Champion, Ashlyn De Luca. De Luca wears a sleeveless version of the purple #47 jersey. She clears her throat and looks at all three of them.

Ashlyn De Luca: I’m not interrupting, am…

She trails off, meeting Logan’s gaze, which to most of the free world, is an expressionless one. Ashlyn takes it differently though, raising a hand in defense.

Ashlyn De Luca: Okay, Jesus Christ, sorry. Didn’t mean to step on toes.

NEON: You actually were interrupting something. But I’m glad you’re here. Because now we can just—

Evan Envi: JUST get to talking about tonight’s main event in detail! Logan, I’ve been looking heavily into counters for the Muscle Buster, and clearly, our most obvious option is the good ol’ somersault. I mean, my ankles are tough. Knees are sturdy. I drop down behind him, get a good little… good little squat goin’, and I can turn around and hit him with whatever the heck I want. A jab. A forearm. Or…

Evan slaps both of his thighs.

Evan Envi: Or I could bust out one of these bad boys. Kick Dan right in his dumb face. You watchin this?

Logan smirks at Evan.

Logan Alexander: Damn right I’ll be watching you. If you find a way to slip out of the Muscle Buster, I will steal that method for my own use. But I don’t think you’re going to be doing that…

A pause. NEON looks annoyed with the situation, turning to Evan as if demanding he react. Evan sighs, looking away from Logan, hands on his hips.

Logan Alexander: … because that would suggest that Mr. Herrera is actually going to catch you and put you up there to begin with.

Evan smirks a bit, shaking his head. The comment earns a pop from the crowd.

Evan Envi: Hm.

Evan turns back toward Alexander, camera panning in on the Chief’s overly-serious face.

Evan Envi: He’s gonna get Kapowski Kicked to heck, amigos. Teeth scattered across the front row as souvenirs and stuff, because I’m that guy. I’m nice with the gifts. I’m like the Godfather of the front row. But like, the grim reaper of Dan Herrera’s face. Imma kill it.

NEON: Excuse me.

We abruptly pan right back out, where NEON glares at all present members.

NEON: How long is this going to be about all of you? Do you think I’m stupid, Evan? You haven’t even talked to Logan and Ashlyn about me being a part of whatever the hell you guys have going on. So you know what? Watch. Watch what I do to Peaches. And see what happens when you come begging me to be a part of your Camp Whatever after that.

Her glare fades into a half-smile.

NEON: ...and after I win the Frontier Lion’s Cup.

Evan frowns.

Evan Envi: But I’m gonna win the Frontier Lion’s Cu--

NEON: What?!

Evan Envi: Nothing!

Straight faced and without a word or even looking towards Ashlyn, Logan pulls a ten dollar bill from his pocket and holds it out to her. Ashlyn reaches out, eyes locked on Evan and NEON, taking the bill and pocketing it to a chuckle from the crowd.

Ashlyn De Luca: Called it.

Logan turns just enough to glance towards Ashlyn.

Logan Alexander: We gonna head out there to watch both of these matches later on? They do look to be really good ones after all.

He smiles slightly.

Logan Alexander: And maybe we can fit in your next challenge for Peaches in between them if she’s game. I’m not so sure since if she would since the big multi coloured feline combatants seemed a bit sour last Flashpoint.

Ashlyn De Luca: Mmmm, I got somethin’ for her. But I guess we’ll see, right?

Logan nods to her. Ashlyn and Logan then turn toward Evan. Ashlyn raises a fist, giving Envi a fist bump and Logan follows suit.

Ashlyn De Luca: Good luck out there. And don’t screw it up and get your back broken or something. Because you’d look dumb.

Evan blinks hard, unsure of how to react to the comment.

Logan Alexander: Pretty sure that’s my bit anyway.

Evan laughs lightly, but raises a brow toward the two, ever the skeptic.

Evan Envi: Well. Thanks.

NEON rolls her eyes behind Envi, mouthing ”well… thanks” to herself with a small scoff.

Logan Alexander: Take it to them out there.

He then looks to Ashlyn.

Logan Alexander: Shall we?

Ashlyn De Luca: Ahhh, yessir, we shall.

Ash gives Evan and NEON a wink before dramatically linking arms with Logan and walking out of frame to a pop from the audience. Evan smirks faintly as he watches the two walk away but his eyebrows arch again as he turns NEON, who shakes her head, looking at him with a face that implies she’s utterly disgusted.

NEON: You think that was cute? You think they’d have your back if you weren’t doing their dirt for them in the main event? Tch. See how far that gets you, Evan.

NEON sighs and moves a hand through her hair.

NEON: We’re not finished this discussion either.

She spares another look at the oversized framed portrait of herself on the wall before walking past Evan and out of frame. Evan nods to himself a bit, looking up at the wall with an amused smirk as we fade away.
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★★★ FRONTIER LIONS CUP (QUALIFYING ROUND) ★★★
NEON vs. Peaches

"Shit Shots Count" by The Drive By Truckers begins playing as Peaches bursts through the curtain with her arms outstretched to each side. She spins around as she slowly moves down the aisle, soaking in the crowd's cheers before picking up the pace.

Melanie Sierra: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a Qualifying Match for the 2017 Frontier Lions Cup! Introducing first, from Fayetteville, Georgia! She is one half of the reignign FGA World Tag Team Champions… PEACHESSSSS!!!

As Peaches climbs up the ring steps she removes her flannel shirt, tossing it to a fan in the audience, before finally vaulting over the top rope as she waits for the match to start.

Geoff Penzer: Peaches, along with Dan Herrera, are on a collision course with The Chaotics! In two weeks, they will be defending their FGA World Tag Team Championship against the 2017 Dynamic Duos winners at the Six Year Anniversary Show! But before that, Peaches has a chance to advance in the Frontier Lions Cup. She may be a tag star now. But Peaches is no stranger to singles competition, having started her career off as a singles wrestler way back when.

Neon’s music hits and the bass echoes around the arena fusing with a sea of boos from the audience and she glides with decorum laced arrogance acknowledging the crowd around her with glacial eyes and a sinister smile. She raises both her arms so they hang level with her shoulders and the white lights begin to flicker heavily as she lingers for a brief moment.

The lights suspend again and Neon makes her way down the ramp, painted with the same expression she arrived into the arena with, fixating her gaze solely on the ring, remaining ignorant to the fans around her that send floods of jeers her way. She takes her hoop earrings off as she is walking down and throws them to the floor casually.

Melanie Sierra: And her opponent, from Los Angeles, California! She is “The Queen of Mean” NEEEEEEOOOOONNNNN!!!

She runs towards the closest set of steel steps, peeling her mink off of her before motioning to the camera to come closer as she travels the apron, tossing it over it as it begins to get closer forcing it to jump to another on the other side of the ring which is witness to her slowly entering the ring. She walks to the centre and the lights begin to quiver again as she raises her arms in identical fashion to that on the ramp as the audience’s boos only strengthen in sound.

The lights pulsate finally until they rest on a solid white and Neon walks slowly backwards into her corner, widening her smile and toying with her hair in her hands…

Geoff Penzer: “The Queen of Mean” is looking to continue to bounce back after that devastating loss to her hated rival Sadie San Francisco back at Patriot Games. NEON lost out on her chance to end Sadie’s reign as Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion. But she’s now got a chance at an Undisputed Title shot if she makes it through the Frontier Lions Cup.

The bell sounds as NEON and Peaches rush to the center of the ring and lock up. After jockeying for position, NEON gains the advantage after a knee to the midsection. She then nails Peaches with a forearm strike across the jaw before whipping her into the ropes. When Peaches returns, the crowd cheers when she knocks NEON down with a running butt bump. She makes the cover.

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NEON kicks out.

Peaches picks up NEON and knocks her back with a trio of knife edge chops before going for an irish whip. But NEON reverses, sending Peaches into the ropes. When Peaches returns, she sees NEON setting up for a back body drop. So she counters with a sitout facebuster. The cheers continue as she turns NEON over and makes the cover.

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NEON kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: So far, not so good for The Queen of Mean...

Peaches knocks NEON back with a series of forearm strikes. After a toe kick to the midsection, she sends NEON into the ropes with an irish whip. When NEON returns, Peaches throws her down with a back body drop. After NEON gets back to her feet, Peaches rushes over and connects with a dropkick, knocking NEON through the ropes and to the floor. She runs into the far ropes as NEON pulls herself up using the edge of the apron. When Peaches returns, she sends NEON down to the floor with a baseball slide. Peaches gets back to her feet before running back into the far ropes. When Peaches returns, the crowd cheers when she leaps through the ropes and knocks NEON back down with a suicide dive.

Geoff Penzer: Peaches takes out NEON with that dive to the outside! The Tag Champ is coming out the gates strong!

Peaches picks up NEON and rolls her back into the ring. After climbing up onto the apron, Peaches walks over towards the ring post before making her climb to the top turnbuckle. Once Peaches gets up onto the middle turnbuckle, NEON rushes over, grabs her by the hair and throws her down to the canvas. The boos continue as she makes the cover.

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Peaches kicks out.

NEON picks up Peaches, marches into the corner and slams her face-first into the top turnbuckle. After turning Peaches around, NEON steps back before applying a foot choke to boos from the crowd. The ref quickly gets in and gives her to the count of five to break the choke.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

NEON breaks the choke before nailing her with a punch to the midsection. He then takes Peaches and sends her crashing into the opposite corner with an irish whip. As Peaches staggers from out of the corner, NEON doubles her over with a kick to the midsection before throwing her across the ring with a double underhook suplex. She makes the cover.

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Peaches gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: NEON started off slow but she’s starting to come back now...

NEON picks up Peaches and doubles her over with a hard knee to the midsection. After turning and running into the ropes, NEON comes back and throws out the Lights Out (running scissors kick). But Peaches slips out of the way and counters with a lungblower. The cheers continue as she makes the cover.

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NEON gets her shoulder up.

Peaches picks up NEON, scoops her up and delivers a rib breaker before immediately following up with a fallaway slam. She makes the cover.

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NEON gets her shoulder up.

Peaches picks up NEON and whips her into the ropes. When NEON returns, Peaches lifts her up before throwing her down with a sitout spinebuster.

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NEON gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Another nearfall for The Queen of Mean! If Peaches or Dan Herrera advance here tonight, they’ll be having to pull double duty in two weeks time. But when the stakes are as high as they are, you’ll do whatever you have to...

After throwing NEON down with a scoop slam, Peaches steps out onto the apron before scaling to the top turnbuckle. She leaps off and goes for a diving elbow drop. But she ends up crashing onto the apron after NEON rolls out of the way. The boos continue as Peaches can be seen holding her arm. As she slowly tries to get back up with a hunched posture, NEON rushes over and sends her flipping down to the canvas with Lights Out. She makes the cover.

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Peaches gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: NEON finally hits the running scissors kick, but it only gets a count of two.

NEON picks up Peaches and whips her into the ropes. When Peaches returns, NEON throws out a big boot. But Peaches ducks before running into the ropes. When she comes back, NEON throws out a discus forearm. But again, Peaches ducks before running the ropes. When Peaches returns, NEON lifts her up, turns and throws her down with a sitout spinebuster of her own.

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Peaches gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: NEON gave Peaches a taste of her own medicine there with that sitout spinebuster!

NEON picks Peaches and goes for an irish whip. But Peaches reverses, sending NEON into the corner. Peaches runs across the ring, hops onto NEON and monkey flips her out of the corner. After stepping out onto the apron, Peaches scales to the top turnbuckle and crouches down. Once NEON gets back to a vertical base and turns around, Peaches stands up and leaps off for a diving crossbody. But NEON counters with a dropkick in mid air. While Peaches remains curled up on the canvas, NEON steps out onto the apron before scaling to the top turnbuckle. After Peaches struggles to get back to a vertical base, NEON knocks her down with a missile dropkick to the back of the head. The boos continues as she pulls Peaches over and makes the cover.

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T-NO!

Peaches gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Close call there for Peaches after catching a missile dropkick to the back of the head. I’m surprised she even knows where she is right now.

NEON picks up Peaches and whips her hard into the turnbuckles with an irish whip. As Peaches staggers away from the corner, NEON runs back over and connects with a running front dropkick, sending Peaches flying back into the corner. The Queen of Mean gets back to her feet before running into the corner and connecting with a rolling wheel kick. As Peaches slumps down into the corner, NEON heads back to the center of the ring. She then turns back around, hurls herself at Peaches and connects with a crossbody in the corner. The boos continue as NEON drags Peaches away from the ropes before making the cover.

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TH-NO!

Peaches gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Peaches isn’t out of this match yet! She’s continuing to show some fight!

NEON picks up Peaches, lifts her up across her shoulders and puts her in the Torture Rack. Peaches howls in pain as NEON tries to snap her in half. The ref goes over and asks Peaches if she wants to give up. But the Tag Champ refuses. So NEON continues to try and fight for the submission. Half of the crowd in Green Bay are booing NEON while the other half tries to rally behind Peaches. The ref asks the Tag Champ if she wants to give up. But again, Peaches refuses. So NEON carelessly tosses her down to the mat. After a series of stomps, NEON slowly pulls her up and whacks her across the face with a hard slap. When Peaches turns back to NEON, The Queen of Mean wallops her with another hard slap. Peaches goes to return the favor with a slap of her own. But NEON is able to duck before sending Peaches into the ropes with an irish whip. When Peaches returns, NEON connects with a big boot to the face before throwing out a discus forearm. But Peaches ducks before countering with a reverse hurricanrana. Peaches then brings NEON back to her feet before bringing her back down with the Overdrive. She makes the cover.

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NEON gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: A close call for The Queen of Mean!

Peaches picks up NEON and whips her into the ropes. When NEON returns, Peaches tackles her down with a spear. The cheers continue as she makes the cover.

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NEON gets her shoulder up.

Peaches picks up NEON and sends her into the ropes with an irish whip. When NEON returns, she throws out another discus forearm. But Peaches ducks and counters with a moonsault side slam. After dragging NEON into position, Peaches steps out onto the apron and begins to climb up the turnbuckles. Once she reaches the top, NEON lunges over and yanks down the top rope. The crowd boos when Peaches loses her balance and ends up crotched on the top turnbuckle. NEON heads to the side of the ring as Peaches slowly leans forward before flipping down to the canvas. As Peaches slowly turns over and leans up against the middle rope, the crowd boos when NEON runs across the ring and clobbers her with NE To Your Face (running bicycle knee). Peaches crumbles to the canvas before NEON makes the cover.

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THREE!

The crowd boos when “Lik Down” hits the speakers.

Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner, NEON!

The boos continue as NEON gets her arm raised in victory.

Geoff Penzer: NEON scores what some might consider the upset over Peaches here tonight. The Queen of Mean has now punched her ticket to the First Round, where she will meet none other than Savannah Taylor! Boy, what an intriguing match that will be. I can only imagine what the crowd reaction for that one...
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The cameras cut to another portion of the backstage area of the Resch Center, in particular the locker area where Bristow and Barnes have stored their bags and street clothing for after Ricky’s match is out of the way, since Tully’s is done. Instead of the clean enough space they’d left, everything is askew, dumped out and gone through. A quick search reveals that nothing is missing, however this does nothing to mollify the tempers of Nate and Tully and neither does the large bit of graffiti on the mirror over the bench. Someone’s taken great pains to draw out the logo for Thy Kingdom Come in bright lipstick and then smear a hand across it, the way it was done made it impossible to see what size hand it actually was at first glance.

Nate Bristow: Lipstick? It’s got to be Noelle, damn her.

Tully Barnes: Are you sure, I mean… it’s lipstick not nacho cheese sauce…

The pair share a nasty laugh, though it hardly eases the tension in the locker area.

Nate Bristow: What it is for sure, though? It’s a trick… I bet to distract us! Whoever did it, was probably so sure we’d go tearing through all these jerks backstage trying to find out who did this that we wouldn’t be where we’re supposed to be tonight.

Nate looks as thoughtful as he gets as Tully steps in toward the messed up mirror.

Tully Barnes: Hell for all we know? It was El Stravito. I mean who knows what’s under that mask of his, right?

There’s a pause as Nate pursues his train of thought.

Nate Bristow: We could. We could know.

Tully Barnes: We could know what? What are you going on about?

Nate nods, wiping a bit of that lipstick off on a tissue plucked from an overturned and ripped box of Kleenex sitting on the counter under the mirror.

Nate Bristow: One of us could take that mask right off that jumpy bastard and see for ourselves.

As they continue to plot, the camera pans back out to the hallway area where El Stravito stands, hands on his hips, and it’s very clear from the tension of his shoulders that he has in fact overheard them plotting to take off his mask.

★★★ COMMERCIAL BREAK ★★★
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A series of commercials came to their conclusion as this edition of Flashpoint resumes from the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on FX!

The feed caught the woman who was arguably one of the biggest steals of the entire draft, Aria Bankowski, down on a knee rubbing the shoulder of a much smaller fan near the merchandise stands backstage….

This particular fan appeared to be no more than ten years old. Tears streamed down the strawberry blonde girl’s face. There was a deep concern showing on the face of the flame haired Aria. The child would then start to sniffle before Aria finally handed her a piece of tissue.

Aria Bankowski: Oh nooo, what happened youngin? Why’re you crying?

For a few moments the girl struggled to wipe the tears away.

Aria Bankowski: It’s okay, kiddo, it’s okay.

Paradox The Parrot: *SQUAAAAAAK!* ISHOKAY!

Paradox The Parrot, Aria’s companion, caught the undivided attention of the young girl. The snow white parrot sat on Aria’s left shoulder per usual.

???: Huh?!

Curiosity took over the urge to cry. The kid reached forward to rub the head of Paradox. The friendly bird obliged slightly poking its neck in the child’s direction.

Aria Bankowski: There we go. Thanks, Paradox you’re much better at this than Chet The Pig...That’s some progress. What’s your name, kiddo?...

Sarah: My name is Sarah...Can I really pet him?

Got her! Aria knew she could effectively tame the child’s sadness with a few distractions.

Aria Bankowski: Of course you can! I just need to know why you’re crying and where your parents are! It’s not safe to be out here alone.

Sarah: My Mommy told me to wait here while she finds someone in charge because Ricky Val-roh was mean to us! He almost ran into my Mommy and looked mad at me!

As Sarah continued to amuse Paradox The Parrot, Aria rubbed her own face with a free hand. Ricky Valero did have a chip on his shoulder about many things this year. However, Aria didn’t think….or want to believe….someone of Valero’s stature in the business would intimidate a mother and her child in that manner.

Still, Aria had to do something to fix this situation...

Aria Bankowski: Jolly freaking rancher, Ricky! Jeez louise, pal. You’re killing me my guy….This isn’t good.

Finally, the tall redhead stood back on her feet while shaking her head.

Aria Bankowski: I tell ya what, Sarah. How’s about I promise to go beat Ricko up right here in Green Bay tonight for being mean to you and your Momma? I swear on the life of Billy Boy The Bunny he won’t qualify for the Frontier Lions Cup!

A promise from Aria seemed to put Sarah at ease. The kid nodded a few times with a smile.

Aria Bankowski: Alrighty, then. I’ll do that for you. But first….We absolutely really realllllllllly need to find your Mom.

Aria held her hand out for the young fan to take. The two then walked in the direction of security who’d be able to help locate Sarah’s parents.

In just a few moments Aria would be set to battle former Tag Champion Ricky Valero for the right to qualify for the Frontier Lions cup.

Will Aria keep her promise to Sarah or will Valero prevail?...
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The scene shifts to a single stretch of hallway in the backstage area. Standing in the middle of the seemingly empty hallway is the primary Flashpoint interviewer Amanda Johnson. She has a sort of calm look about her as she clears her throat and speaks into the microphone clutched in her right hand.

Amanda Johnson: Ladies and gentlemen, this has already been an exciting night of action so far, and we aren’t even close to being done. The Main Event is still to come in an exciting Frontier Lions Cup qualifier, plus Ricky Valero will be in action as well. Plus there is what has to be one of the more….well…..personal matches in recent weeks as…..

Her train of thought is halted as she glance down the hallway. Perched on the edge of a production trunk is the figure of one of the competitors later on in the show, Savannah Taylor. Savannah is already dressed in her ring attire, which is changed up a bit. The black has been replaced by the vibrant pink of the trim, and the pink has been replaced with black. She sits on the trunk, wrapping her left wrist with black trainers tape. The expression on the Las Vegas native’s face can only be described as focused. Her blue eyes are narrowed in concentration, which is perfectly understandable given who she is set to face later on tonight. She hears Amanda’s approaching footsteps but doesn’t even look up.

Amanda Johnson: Savannah, there you are. I know you have a lot going on tonight, but I was wondering if I could get a few minutes of your time.

Savannah Taylor:

Amanda cocks her head to the side but continues anyway.

Amanda Johnson: You have seemed to be uncharacteristically quiet since you lost the Pride championship to Chris Madison back at Trouble in Paradise. People have been wondering just what has been going through your mind, especially now that Chris and the Pride championship are over on Vertigo.

Savannah coughs slightly as she continues to slowly wrap the black tape around her wrist.

Savannah Taylor:

Amanda Johnson: Well, people are beginning to get curious about what is next for you. I mean, Heroes Never Die did get drafted third overall in the recent brand extension draft. Since then, Izzy Anders has left the company, and Heather Lasiewicz and Yun Go-Eun have seemingly disappeared. That leaves you as the last remaining member. What are you going to do now?

Savannah Taylor:

Internally, Amanda is starting to get the slightest bit frustrated. But like the good journalist that she is, she treks on.

Amanda Johnson: You recently qualified for your second Frontier Lions Cup. Obviously this is a huge opportunity for all involved, because the winner receives an Undisputed Championship match against whomever the champion might be.

Savannah remains silent as she finishes wrapping her wrist and sets the tape down beside her. She cracks her neck slightly as Amanda leans forward, hoping to finally break her silence, only to be left hanging once more.

Amanda Johnson: Out of all of the qualifiers thus far, who are you most anxious about possibly facing in the tournament?

Savannah Taylor:

Amanda Johnson: Oookaaaayyy, switching gears here. Later on tonight, you are set to go one on one with an opponent that you are pretty familiar with in Chandler Scott.

That changed the expression on Savannah’s face as her crystal blue eyes narrowed slightly as she leaned forward, placing her palms on her knees.

Amanda Johnson: This should be a show stealing match worthy of the main event. But I have to ask. Are you at all worried that his focus is going to be on his match with Cordelia Stevenson at the Six Year Anniversary show and not on you tonight?

Savannah Taylor:

Amanda Johnson: What sort of strategies are you looking to employ against someone of his caliber? I would think that out of anyone on the entire FGA roster, you would know what he is like the best, both inside and outside….

It is at this point that the Las Vegas native stands up from her seated position and looks directly at Amanda, her eyes telling the interviewer everything that she needed to know. Savannah holds her hand up near Amanda’s face and then closes her four fingers against her thumb in the universal sign for someone to be quiet. Savannah then turns around and heads off in the direction of her locker room as the scene switches elsewhere in the arena.
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★★★ FRONTIER LIONS CUP (QUALIFYING ROUND) ★★★
Ricky Valero vs. Aria Bankowski

“Outlet” by the eccentric artist Desiigner sets the P.A. System ablaze as the feet cuts to the backstage area where Aria Bankowski is spotted heading towards gorilla position!

Geoff Penzer: Aria Bankowski is making her highly-anticpated FGA in-ring debut here tonight! Bankowski made a name for herself on the independents before enrolling in RISE last year. After getting to the top of RISE and being called up to the main HKW roster, the Banks family member achieved success before deciding to branch off and make a name for herself outside of the company that’s synonymous with her family’s name. With Banowski now apart of Flashpoint, she’s looking to become FGA’s Darling in the Frontier Lions Cup. However, she’s got a tough, tough task in front of her in the form of Ricky Valero.

Bankowski reached the curtain - taking in a few breaths. Aria pulled the curtain open slightly so the people watching on television at home could hear the cheers.

The energy of the FGA fanbase....

The Darling pushed passed the curtain. She began to walk to the ring slapping hands with some of the fans who were in attendance to see some fantastic action in the Resch Center tonight. After giving one of the younger children a hug Bankowski continued to make her way to the squared circle.

Melanie Sierra: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a Qualifying Match for the 2017 Frontier Lions Cup! Introducing first, making her way down to the ring from West Orange, New Jersey...Standing at SIX FEET tall…..Flashpoint’s very own DARLING! ARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BANKOWSKI!!!

Once Aria was closer to the ring she climbed up the steps before entering the ring. There she walked towards one of the corners climbing up to the second turnbuckle. As she pointed towards select fans “Amazing” took over the tune of Aria’s own music.

“Amazing” by Kanye West hits, lifting the fans to their feet in a fit of rage. White and pink strobe lights start to flash throughout the arena.

It's amazing
I'm the reason
Everybody fired up this evening

I'm exhausted
Barely breathing
Holding on to what I believe in

No matter what
You'll never take that from me
My reign is as far as your eyes can see

Ricky Valero emerges from the back amidst a cloud of fog. With that trademark smirk stretched across his face, he scans the arena with hubris. He puts his legs together, extends his arms outward, throws his head back and basks in the building’s negative energy.

Melanie Sierra: And her opponent, from Staten Island, New York! Weighing in at 227 pounds! He is “The Franchise” RICKYYYYY VAAAALERRRROOOOOO!!!

It's amazin', so amazin', so amazin', so amazin', it's amazin'
So amazin', so amazin', so amazin', it's amazin' (Let's go)

He makes his way toward the ring intentionally ignoring the outstretched hands of front row fans along his route. He circles the ring, before reaching the far corner. Slowly he climbs up the steps and leans his back against the ropes, bouncing against them a few times with his arms wrapped over top of them before slipping into the ring.

I'm a monster
I'm a killer
I know I'm wrong, yeah

I'm a problem
That'll never
Ever be solved

And no matter what
You'll never take that from me
My reign is as far as your eyes can see

Ricky spins around in the center of the ring with his arms extended out, absorbing the crowd's disdain. He walks towards the ropes on the far side of the ring and simply smiles. The music slowly quiets down as Ricky turns and leans against the ropes closest to the entranceway.

Geoff Penzer: The miserable bastard known as Ricky Valero has been a thorn in the side of both Noelle Smith and El Stravto for weeks now. The self-proclaimed Franchise has to put his pettiness towards Noelle Smith on hold to take part in this Qualifying Match. Valero’s got the advantage in seemingly every category besides speed and agility. Even though you can’t count Bankowski out, Valero is the heavy favorite with good reason.

The match starts with Bankowski clapping while she circles the ring. The crowd quickly takes their cue from The Darling and joins in with the clapping. Bankowski and Valero continue to circle the ring before locking up. After jockeying for position, Valero moves Bankowski across the ring and into the corner. As Valero presses Bankowski against the turnbuckles, the ref rushes over and gives them until the count of five to break it up.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

As soon as Bankowski puts her arms in the air, Valero throws out a sucker punch. Luckily for Bankowski, she’s able to duck and quickly step back towards the center of the ring.

Geoff Penzer: Valero tried to welcome Bankowski to FGA with a sucker punch to the face. But Bankowksi was quick enough to get out of dodge. The Darling’s got a ton of pressure on her shoulders. It’s her FGA in-ring debut. She’s got a chance to advance in the Frontier Lions Cup. There’s a lot on the line for this young woman. Let’s see if she can rise to the occasion…

Valero makes his way out of the corner before locking up. After jockeying for position, Bankowski places him in a side headlock. Valero can be heard groaning while Bankowski wrenches the hold. She then quickly performs a standing switch and transitions into a hammerlock from behind. The ref asks Valero if he wants to give up. After refusing to quit, the crowd boos when Valero takes his free arm and nails Bankowski with an elbow to the face before reversing into a hammerlock of his own. The boos continue as Valero begins to taunt Bankowski. The Darling then leans forward before reversing back into another hammerlock. She then quickly spins Valero towards her and places him in a front facelock. The crowd gasps and cheers as Bankowski has him set up for the BDT (DDT). Before Bankowski can fall back and plant him on the mat, Valero quickly rolls out and reverses into an arm wrench before throwing out a short-arm clothesline. But Bankowski ducks, floats over across Valero’s shoulders and brings him down with a crucifix pin.

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Valero kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Bankowski nearly snuck away with the win right there! Valero’s got to be more careful than that.

When Valero gets back to his feet, Bankowski takes him and whips him into the ropes. When Valero returns, Bankowski goes for a hip toss. But Valero blocks the move. Bankowski tries to muscle him up for another hip toss but again, Valero blocks the move. So Bankowski doubles him over with a punch to the midsection, drapes her leg across the back of his neck and performs a backflip. As soon as Bankowski lands on her feet, Valero grabs her by the hair with both hands and throws her down with a mat slam. The crowd boos while Bankowski holds the back of her head with both hands. Valero puts the boots to Bankowski before pulling her back up, marching into the corner and slamming her face-first into the top turnbuckle. After turning her around, Valero lights up her chest with a series of knife edge chops. He then sends her into the opposite corner with an irish whip. Valero runs across the ring to attack, but Bankowski knocks him back with a back elbow. After shaking off the blow, Valero charges back into the corner. This time, Bankowski knocks him back with a boot to the face. She then runs from out of the corner before bringing him down with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown. Valero gets back to his feet, only to get knocked back down by a dropkick. After delivering a second dropkick, Bankowski takes Valero and whips him into the ropes. When Valero returns, Bankowski brings him down with an arm drag. After a second arm drag, Bankowksi transitions into an armbar.

The ref gets down and asks Valero if he wants to give up. But Valero refuses. After getting back to his feet, Valero uses his free arm to move Bankowski into the ropes, which forces a rope break.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

As soon as Bankowski lets go, Valero doubles her over with a boot to the midsection before grabbing her, turning and tossing her through the ropes and to the floor. With Bankowski beginning to pick herself up off the floor, Valero turns and runs into the far ropes. When Valero comes back, he goes for a baseball slide. But Bankowski’s able to step out of the way. After Valero slides to the outside and lands on his feet, Bankowski knocks him back with a trio of backhand chops. She then slams him face-first onto the apron before pushing him back into the ring. Once Valero returns to his feet, Bankowski climbs up onto the apron and nails him with a shoulder thrust through the ropes that doubles him over and knocks him back. The Darling then follows up with a springboard sunset flip.

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Valero kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Another nearfall for The Darling!

Bankowski brings Valero back to his feet before sending him into the ropes with an irish whip. When Valero returns, he gets doubled over with a spinning back kick. Bankowski quickly places him in another front facelock to set up for the BDT. This time, Valero lifts Bankowski off her feet with a double leg pickup, runs across the ring and rams her back-first into the corner. The boos continue as Valero tries to drive the air out of Bankowski with a series of hard shoulder thrusts. After pulling Bankowski out for the corner by the hair, Valero hooks both arms before delivering a double underhook backbreaker. Valero makes the cover.

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Bankowski gets her shoulder up.

Valero yanks up Bankowski by the hair before shooting her into the ropes with an irish whip. When Bankowski returns, Valero goes for a running knee to the midsection. But Bankowski’s able to flip over his knee and reverse into a schoolboy.

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Valero kicks out.

Both grapplers scramble back to a vertical base. Valero throws out a step-up enzuigiri. But Bankowski ducks and quickly follows up with a Gedo Clutch.

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Valero kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Bankowski nearly got him again!

As Valero tries to get back to his feet, Bankowski slaps on another side headlock. After three forearms to the ribs, Valero goes to lift her up with a belly to back suplex. But Bankowski counters with elbows to the back of the neck, forcing Valero to lower her back down. She then grabs a hold of Valero’s arm, delivers an arm wrench and knocks him off with his feet with a legsweep. She makes the cover.

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Valero kicks out.

Bankoski picks up Valero and goes for an irish whip. But Valero reverses, sending her into the ropes. When she comes back, she slides through Valero’s legs. As Bankowski gets back to a vertical base, Valero throws out a running clothesline. But Bankowski ducks as Valero’s momentum takes him into the ropes. When Valero returns, Bankowski leapfrogs over him. Valero continues to run the ropes. When Valero returns, Bankowksi drops down to to the mat. So Valero hops over her before running into the ropes. Upon his return, Bankowski holds her hand out while yelling “WAIT A MINUTE!”. After Valero slams on the brakes, Bankowski wraps him up with a wheelbarrow victory roll.

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Valero kicks out.

After both grapplers return to their feet, the crowd boos when Valero sends Bankowski flipping down to the canvas with a step-up enzuigiri. He then yanks Bankowski up by the hair and tosses her out onto the apron before planting her with an Elevated DDT from off the middle ropes. He turns her over and makes the cover.

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Bankowski gets her shoulder up.

Valero pulls up Bankowski by the hair and sends her crashing sternum-first into the top turnbuckle with an irish whip. As Bankowski stumbles back, Valero grabs her from behind before bringing her down with a russian leg sweep. The Franchise rolls backwards to his feet before following up with the Leg Drops of Jupiter (rally of consecutive leg drops). The boos continue as he pulls Bankowski back to her feet before heading across the ring and bringing her down with a swinging neckbreaker. After dragging Bankowski into position, Valero steps out onto the apron before taunting the crowd.

Geoff Penzer: Valero should worry less about this crowd and worry more about putting Bankowski away! I can’t even recall the number of nearfalls she’s gotten already.

The capacity crowd is really letting him have it as he scales to the top turnbuckle. Valero leaps off and goes for Burying The Hatchet (diving double foot stomp). But at the last second, Bankowski’s able to roll out of the way. When Valero lands on the mat, his momentum sends him rolling forward. When Valero turns around, the crowd cheers as Bankowski runs over to attack. But the cheers quickly turn to boos when Valero hurls her into the counter with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Bankowski bounces off the turnbuckles before dropping to the mat. Valero then drags her away from the corner, turns her over and makes the cover.

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TWO!
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T-NO!

The crowd cheers when Bankowski gets her shoulder up.

Valero pulls up Bankowski and sends her into the corner with an irish whip. He then runs across the ring before cracking her across the face with a corner forearm smash. He follows up by sending Bankowski slumping down in the corner with a series of shoot kicks to the chest. After reaching down and pulling Bankowski up by the hair, Valero brings her back to the center of the ring before lifting her up onto his shoulders. Valero runs into the corner and goes for a turnbuckle powerbomb when Bankowski counters with a hurricanrana at the last second. Valero returns to his feet, rushes across the ring and looks to take Bankowski’s head off with a clothesline. But Bankowski’s able to duck. When Valero turns around, he turns into a backhand chop, followed by a lariat. Bankowski then throws out another backhand chop before knocking Valero back with another lariat. She then takes him by the wrist and goes for an irish whip. But Valero reverses, sending her into the far ropes. When Bankowski returns, Valero goes for a back body drop. But Bankowski’s able to slip down from behind. She then spins Valero towards her, doubles him over with a spinning back kick, delivers a sitout jawbreaker and follows up with a leg hook reverse STO. The cheers continue as Bankowski picks up Valero and sends him into the ropes when an irish whip. Upon his return, the crowd gasps and cheers when Bankowski throws out the Bank Shot (superkick). But Valero’s able to catch her foot. The crowd boos when Valero taunts her by wagging his finger at her. He then swings Bankowski’s leg away from him. When Bankowski turns around, she gets clocked with Dream Street (jumping corkscrew roundhouse knee to the face). Bankowski crumbles to the mat before Valero makes the cover.

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TH-NO!

The crowd gasps, then cheers Bankowski gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Bankowski avoided the three count just in the nick of time!

Valero picks up Bankowski and hammers down on the back of her neck with a flurry of clubbing strikes. The last strike drops her to a knee. Valero then turns and runs into the ropes. When he comes back, the crowd boos when he flattens her with a Shining Wizard. He makes the cover.

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The crowd cheers when Bankowski gets her shoulder up!

Valero makes another cover.

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Bankowski gets her shoulder up!

Valero grabs Bankowski by the hair with both hands and repeatedly rams the back of her head against the canvas.

Geoff Penzer: Ricky Valero’s beside himself!

The boos continue as Valero slowly pulls her back up to her feet by the hair before quickly dropping her across the back of the neck with the PinnaclePlex (Regals Plex).

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The crowd explodes with cheers when Bankowski gets her shoulder up. Valero begins trembling with anger.

Geoff Penzer: He’s irate that he can’t put The Darling away!

Valero yanks up Bankowski, lifts her up onto his shoulders, runs into the corner and delivers a turnbuckle powerbomb. After Bankowski crumbles out of the corner, Valero steps out onto the apron, climbs to the top turnbuckle, jumps off and crashes down on Bankowski with Burying the Hatchet.

Geoff Penzer: Valero just drove the air right out of Bankowski with that diving double foot stomp to the breadbasket!

Valero pulls Bankowski up off the canvas. But her limp body slips through his hands. The crowd gasps upon seeing Bankowski motionless on the mat. Valero smirks as he puts his foot on her shoulder and nudges her. But Bankowski doesn’t move. The crowd boos when Valero begins to chuckle to himself. He reaches down and goes to slowly pull Bankowski up off the mat when she quickly rolls him up with an Inside Cradle out of nowhere.

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The crowd explodes with cheers when “Outlet” hits the speakers. Valero sits up in disbelief.

Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner, ARIA BANKOWSKI!!!

Upon hearing Bankowski’s name announced as the winners, Valero’s places his hands on his head in absolutely shock. Bankowski is just as shocked when the ref kneels down and raises her arm in the air. A huge smile comes across her face when it finally sets in.

Geoff Penzer: Bankowski’s done it! Aria Bankowski has done it! The Darling gets her first FGA win and advances in the Frontier Lions Cup! She must feel like she’s on top of the wor-

Valero quickly rushes over and tries to attack Bankowski. But Bankowksi’s quick to roll to the outside. Her and the ref walks backwards up the ramp while he continues to raise her arm in the air. Valero throws a tantrum in the ring while the crowd continues to cheer for Bankowski...

★★★ COMMERCIAL BREAK ★★★
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The video starts with a family walking through an airport. Mom, dad, high school aged daughter, middle school aged sun. All are dragging roller suitcases. Mom looks tired. The teenagers are buried in their phones, dad is in good spirits as the family exits the airport into the green zone. The family stops near a kiosk that reads “WELCOME TO SUPLEX CITY”.

The Dad: Here we are, kids! Suplex City!

Mom wearily smiles, the daughter barely looks up from her phone, but the son suddenly becomes as excited as his father.

The Son: COOL! Dad, see if we can get tickets to the show!

The daughter peers up from her phone.

The Daughter: Hamilton?

The Son: No, stupid! It’s called “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat”!

The dad types into the kiosk and brings up a schedule, but there aren’t many shows, and they’re all marked “SOLD OUT”. Dad and son sulk.

The Dad: That’s too bad.

The Son: What else is there to do in Suplex City?

The Daughter: Like, nothing? This place is totally lame.

Quintin Castle (Offscreen): And it’s totally overrated!

The whole family, and the camera turns to see Quintin Castle leaning against the side of his black 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS convertible, dressed in a black t-shirt with the FGA red lion, shorts and Jordans. As he steps over towards the family mom gives him a smile, before dad catches her.

The Dad: Hey!

Mom snaps out of it, but now the daughter is spellbound. Mom punches her daughter in the shoulder lightly.

The Daughter: Hey!

The Mom: Oh snap out of it, he’s old enough to be your father.

Quintin’s face contorts, aghast.

Quintin Castle: If I’d started having kids at 12, maybe!

The Dad: Who are you, exactly?

The Son: C’mon dad, that’s...uh...uh…

The Dad: Aren’t you the guy who’s dating Ash…

Quinn shushes her.

Quintin Castle: Yes. I know. So far all anyone knows me for is who I’m dating. I’m trying to change that, thank you.

The Mom: Aren’t you the guy from the Vampire Dia…

Quinn forcibly puts his hand over her mouth.

Quintin Castle: NO! Jesus, no!

The Mom: Really cause you look like…

Quintin Castle: NO! Look, you can’t say that. Okay?

The Mom: Why? You really look like him.

Quintin Castle: You just can’t go around saying that, there’s a wall.

The Mom: A wall? Where?

Quintin Castle: There.

Quintin points out at the computer screen, right at you, dear reader, as you are reading this fine wrestling program. Yes, you.

The Mom: I don’t see a wall.

The Dad: Me either.

The Son: Yeah, I gotta agree with them.

The Daughter: Totally nothing there.

Quintin Castle: No, trust me, there’s a wall, and it’s there, and you can’t break it. Nobody can break it. Bad things happen if you break it, unless you’re wearing a red and black ninja suit and making stupid jokes, then you can’t break the wall.

The Son: That sounds like Deadpool.

Quintin Castle: That is Deadpool. And he’s the only one allowed to break the wall.

As if on cue, Deadpool walks by, wearing a Hawaiian shirt over his costume and dragging a roller suitcase that can’t zip shut because of all the guns in it.

Deadpool: Hiya Quinn!

Quintin Castle: Wade.

Deadpool: Still trying to make this one work, huh?

Quintin Castle: What?

Deadpool: Everyone is just waiting for you to bring back Stygian, you know that right?

Quintin Castle: What are you talking about?

Deadpool: Or finally actually do something with the Neon Dragons.

Quintin Castle: I have no clue what you mean…

Deadpool: Don’t worry, they get it. Bya Quinn.

Everyone watches Deadpool walk off, then they all return their attention to one another.

The Dad: Uhm, I’m just bringing my family on vacation…

Quinn nods.

Quintin Castle: I see that, you came to Suplex City. And just like everyone else who comes to Suplex City, you wanted to come in, take the highway down to exit F5 and see the Beast Incarnate in “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat”, but that show’s sold out. And really haven’t you seen it already?

The Son: We saw it on TV…

Quintin Castle: Then you’ve seen it. It’s not any better live. Look, Suplex City is old, it’s tired, it’s overdone, and quite frankly it’s not nearly as big as it was ten years ago. It’s played out. So why don’t you check out the rest of the Suplex Metroplex?

The Dad: The what, now?

Quinn shakes his head, as if he expected the father to know better. He shoves the father aside and takes over at the kiosk’s keyboard. He brings up a map of a city. Sharp-eyed viewers may actually recognize that it’s based on Stormwind City from World of Warcraft.

Quintin Castle: Suplex City is surrounded by several other cities and suburbs, like any other city. These cities collectively are known as the Suplex Metroplex. And I can be your guide. There’s more to Suplex City than what you see off of Exit F5 in the German part of town. For example, you can go north, and see the beautiful Northern Lights…

The map flashes and the screen then cuts to show Quinn delivering Northern Lights suplexes to several wrestlers in some of his old matches from Japan.

Quintin Castle: Or head down to our beautiful and historic Fisherman’s Wharf, some might just say it’s...Perfect…

The kiosk shows clips of Quinn hitting a variety of otherwise nameless wrestlers with fisherman’s suplexes. If you don’t get the “perfect” bit, go hit up youtube.

Quintin Castle: Or head over to our amusement park where you can ride the Vertical Drop…

The highlight reel does quick cuts as he names off the rides, starting with a vertical suplex.

Quintin Castle: ...the Tumbler…

Belly to belly.

Quintin Castle: You can be thrown backwards in the always-popular Gyrotron 3000!

A particularly powerful and vicious overhead release belly to back suplex is show.

Quintin Castle: And no trip to the Suplex Metroplex amusement park would be complete without riding the world-famous Exploder!

A series of Exploder suplexes flash on the screen.

Quintin Castle: And after a day like that, you’re going to be hungry. So head on downtown. You can get world class sushi at our premiere sushi bar The Dragon.

For those who don’t know what a Dragon Suplex is, it’s a suplex delivered from behind after locking the victim in a full nelson. Quinn has selected three of his favorites from his time overseas to be displayed.

Quintin Castle: Or if you just want a big, juicy steak, head on over to the Red Hook grill, where the T-Bones are always fresh.

The last highlight shows a brutal selection of T-Bone suplexes, Quinn closes the map and leans against the kiosk looking at the family.

The Son: Wow, dad, there’s a lot more to do in the Suplex Metroplex than just boring old Suplex City!

The Dad: There sure is, son. Thanks Mr. Castle!

Rejuvenated, the family sets off to enjoy their vacation, Quinn gives a cheesy smile into the camera.

Quintin Castle: Hey there Frontier fans. For too long, you’ve only been shown around the most boring parts of Suplex City. I’m here to change that. My name’s Quintin Castle and I’m going to be your tour guide around the Suplex Metroplex. Join me on Flashpoint each and every episode as I take your favorite Frontier Grappling stars on a tour of this diverse landscape each and every week. And as always, you never know when the tour will end, because you never see the Castle Crasher coming. So fans, you get to look forward. And everyone on Flashpoint? I’d tell you to look out, but what’s the point? Quinn shrugs. You’ll never see it coming.

Quinn gives a cocky smile, and runs his fingers through his hair, before he walks over to the ‘65 Mailbu and hops over the driver's door into the seat. He fires up the engine and speeds off.
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Amanda Johnson is standing by in front of the Flashpoint backdrop.

Amanda Johnson: Joining me at this time, Chandler Scott.

Screams and cheers are heard from the crowd here in Green Bay when Chandler Scott steps into the frame. Even though they're in the back, they both can hear the "CHANDLER!" chants coming from the crowd.

Amanda Johnson: Chandler, we all know of the big match coming up in two weeks against Cordy Stevenson at the Six Year Anniversary Show. But you've also got a big match tonight against Savannah Taylor. What are your thoughts as you head into tonight's matchup?

Chandler rubs his hands while he formulates his last minute thoughts.

Chandler Scott: What are my thoughts? My thoughts are these. Ms. Johnson, Savannah Taylor and Uggo Anders did a number on Johnny Karma and Cordy Stevenson a few months back. Do you remember that?

Amanda nods.

Chandler Scott: Cordy ended up being knocked out of action for an unspecified period of time. And throughout the course of the Summer, Savannah Taylor added insult to injury by mocking Cordy at every turn. Stealing her moves, stealing her mannerisms, the whole nine. Yet when Cordy Stevenson returned to FGA television last month, did she go after Savannah? Did she call her out? Did she scream and holler at the top of her lungs? No, no and no. In fact, the only time Cordy even mentioned her by name in her return promo... was when she told the crowd that even a half-assed Cordy Stevenson would be better than Savannah Taylor. To think, you spent all Summer taunting Cordy and stealing her trademark moves in an attempt to get under her skin... only to be nothing more than an afterthought in her grand return. Damn, that's gotta sting. That's gotta sting almost as badly as her crowning achievement in FGA - winning the Pride Championship - getting universally crapped upon by both fan favorites, as well as the more hated members of our roster. I mean, we had people who have cheated their way to a win or more than one occasion shaming her. Heh!

Chandler Scott: And now here she stands. Her boss? Her marionette, Izzy Anders? Gone after throwing a tantrum and beating Lenny T to a pulp. Heather Lasiewicz? Somewhere posting Gifs of herself on social media. And everyone with a brain knew that Yun Goeun was a flight risk. It was all good just a couple weeks ago when Heroes Never Die where in the power position. it was all good when there was strength in numbers. Now Savannah Taylor is on an island by herself because her comrades left her hanging. She should have been smart enough to realize that this would eventually happen. She should have known this would happen when she decided to link up with Anders. But some people must learn the hard way, isn't that right, Ms. Johnson.

A smiling Amanda nods.

Amanda Johnson: I believe you are correct.

Chandler smirks.

Chandler Scott: Now many are probably thinking that because I wanted to get my hands on Anders that with her gone, I'm gonna do to Taylor what I wanted to do to Anders. But I don't. That's ships done sailed. I've got more important things to worry about, like giving these fans the match of a lifetime in two weeks against Cordy Stevenson. I'm sure some of you might think that I have some hatred towards my opponent. But to have hatred towards her would mean that I care about her. And that train left the station a looooooong, long time ago. No, tonight is about me keeping pace and continuing to solidify myself as one of the best on this brand and in this company as a whole. Despite what myself and others may say about my opponent here tonight, when she's wrestling at the top of her game... she has the talent to beat anyone in an FGA ring. Present company included. Unfortunately for her, those days tend to be few and far between. But who knows! Today might just be one of those "few and far between" days, Ms. Johnson. Which means that I need to be on my A-Game. I cannot afford to underestimate the opposition because I know just how dangerous that woman can be. Green Bay, Wisconsin...

The crowd roars with cheers at the mention of their hometown.

Chandler Scott: There was a reason why Cordy Stevenson chose me as her final opponent. She not only has the highest level of respect for me, but she also expects the highest level of competition from me. So I must go out there into that ring tonight and confirm to her that she made the right choice. Tonight, I go into that ring and prove why I am the DNA of FGA... why am am the FGAce... why I am Grapp Game Moses. And at the end of the tonight, every head will bow and every tongue will confess that Chandler... Reigns.. Supreme.

Chandler's smirk is met with cheers from the crowd. He winks at the camera before heading down the hall...
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★★★ SINGLES MATCH ★★★
Chandler Scott vs. Savannah Taylor

There was silence; the lights began to fade away slowly. A soft instrumental echoes out across the audience. It starts slowly, a beautiful sound that contrasts the heaviness of the world. Like feathers, it glides among the waiting audience. The lighting fixtures produce a gentle spotlight upon the stage, offset by the occasional flash here and there. As the song continues, a woman’s words begin to come through. Her voice is tender, not raising upon a whisper.

Deceived by my eyes and all I was told I should see
Opinions not mine, the person they taught me to be
One night in the dark, a vision of someone I knew
And in the darkness I saw, a voice say, I'm you.


On the stage, a feminine figure appears. Her head lowered to everything. People cannot make out who it is. As she stands there, the flashes briefly illuminate her figure. It only gives small clues on who stands at the gate. She stands in the spotlight, her shadow cast large and proudly among the stage.

Inside me a light was turned on…

The instrumental picks up again. An electric guitar now joins the progressively exciting instrumentals of before. The singer’s voice suddenly intensifies.

Then I was alive!

In the light, it is revealed that it was Savannah Taylor. She stands at the gate, a robe of obsidian and ivory hues. The hood of it shadows her eyes, but the intensity of the final EXODUS World Champion remains clear as day. She starts off down the ramp, with a serious aura radiating from her body.

Melanie Sierra: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada! She is the Las Vegas Siren, SAAAAVANNAH TAAAAAAYYYLOOORRR!!!

If you close your eyes your life,
A naked truth revealed
Dreams you never lived,
And scars never healed


Savannah makes her way up the ring steps. She looks out towards the audience for a moment before entering the ring. From there, she heads for a turnbuckle. She stands there, taking in everything. She then lifts her up on top of it. She peers out in nothing, then takes off the hood with a flashy flourish. Her blonde locks fly up in the air. They descend, shaping her face as they famously do.

In the darkness, light will take you to the other side
You'll find me waiting there you'll see, if you just close your eyes


While she stands in her corner, she closes her eyes and takes a heavy breath. When her bright eyes open, Taylor is completely composed. There is nothing more than the heat of battle awaiting her. She takes off her robe, giving it to a stagehand. She stretches her wrists before devoting her mind to the war upon the horizon.

Geoff Penzer: Savannah Taylor advances to the first round of the Frontier Lions Cup when she defeated Robbie Black. Now, she faces a huge jump in competition as she faces a man that she knows extremely well in the DNA of FGA. Can The Las Vegas Siren keep the momentum by defeating Chandler Scott here tonight?

The lights dim as the sound of a guitar plays throughout the arena. Red lasers soon begin to shoot out from the stage. Once their attention has been captured, the crowd turns to the entryway to prepare for the man that's about to walk out. At the 25 second mark, “Animal Ghosts” bursts through the speakers. Chandler Scott pushes through the curtain to a loud ovation from the crowd.

Melanie Sierra: And her opponent, from Westwood, Massachusetts! Weighing in at 226 pounds! He is the “DNA of FGA” CHAAAANDLERRRRR SCOOOTTTTT!!!

Chandler makes his way down to the ring with a smirk on his face. After slapping hands with one or two lucky fans, he leaps onto the apron and enters through the ropes. Chandler times his ascension onto the middle ropes with the beginning of the chorus. The crowd sings along with the chorus while puts his hand above his eyes to scan the crowd. He smirks as he slowly slaps his chest three times before pointing to a lucky fan in the crowd. When the chorus ends, Chandler hops off the middle ropes, turns and lands on his feet. He begins slipping off his jumpsuit and tosses it to the outside as he waits the opening bell.

Geoff Penzer: In two weeks time, Chandler Scott will be going one on one with Cordy Stevenson in her retirement match at the Six Year Anniversary Show. But first, he’s got to go up against someone that knows him better than most. After defeating Heather Lasiewicz at Trouble in Paradise nearly two months ago, Scott looked to get his hands on Izzy Anders after she orchestrated that 4-on-1 attack on him and Noelle Smith during the summer. But after Anders walked out of the company, Scott may try to exact some revenge on the last standing pillar of Heroes Never Die.

The bell sounds as Scott and Taylor circle the ring until Taylor stops, makes her way to the center of the ring and points down, challenging Scott to stand face to face with her. After Scott walks over to Taylor, the two stare each other down until he spreads his arms out, daring her to do something. Instead of striking, she narrows her eyes. Scott then begins to trash talk Taylor until she socks him with a right hand. The boos continue as Taylor knocks Scott make with a trio of punches to the face. She then takes Scott and goes for an irish whip. When Scott returns, Taylor runs him over with a yakuza kick. She then stands over Scott, spreads her arms out and looks down while she trash talks him. The crowd boos as Taylor circles the ring with her arms spread out. Meanwhile, Scott tries to shake out the cobwebs while he lays on the mat.

Geoff Penzer: Scott got rocked by that yakuza kick to the face!

Taylor heads back over, picks up Scott and moves him into the corner before nailing him with a trio of elbow strikes to the face. She then takes Scott and sends him into the corner with an irish whip. The Las Vegas Siren then runs across the ring to throw out a yakuza kick. But Scott catches her foot before shoving her down to the canvas. After Taylor rolls back up to her feet, Scott comes out of the corner and throws out a clothesline. But Taylor ducks and heads into the ropes. When she comes back, she goes for a crossbody block. But Scott’s able to catch her in mid air before following up with a bridging fallaway slam.

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Taylor kicks out.

Scott brings Taylor back to her feet and knocks her back into the ropes after a series of knife edge chops. He then takes Taylor and goes for an irish whip. But she reverses, sending Scott into the ropes. When Scott returns, Taylor side steps, grabs him from the side, runs and tosses him through the ropes and to the floor. While Scott picks himself up on the outside, Taylor turns and runs into the far ropes. When she comes back, Scott slides back in and goes to cut her off with a European Uppercut. But Taylor ducks before continuing to run the ropes. When she comes back, the crowd boos when she knocks Scott down with a running hip attack. She then follows up with a standing moonsault before hooking the leg.

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Scott gets his shoulder up.

Taylor picks up Scott, moves him into the corner and delivers a series of knife edge chops that echo throughout the arena. She then takes Scott and goes for an irish whip. But Scott reverses, sending her into the opposite corner. Scott runs across the ring to attack. But he ends up getting caught with a back elbow to the face. Taylor then quickly hoists herself up onto the middle ropes before knocking him down with a dropkick. She returns to her feet before heading to the ropes. While Scott turns over and tries to get back to a vertical base, Taylor knocks him down with a high knee lift to the face. The boos continue as she drops down and makes the cover.

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Scott kicks out.

Geoff Penzer: Another nearfall for the Las Vegas Siren. A win here tonight would not only keep the momentum rolling, but a win over Chandler Scott would be a huge boost as she looks to make her way through the Frontier Lions Cup.

Taylor picks up Scott, pulls his head down and nails him with a flurry of quick knee lifts to the face. After the last knee lift, she puts him in a front facelock to set up for a DDT. But Scott quickly runs forward and rams her back-first into the turnbuckles. After a trio of shoulder thrusts, Scott stands up, takes Taylor and sends her into the opposite corner with an irish whip. The DNA of FGA then charges across the ring before nearly taking her head off with a running European Uppercut. After Taylor slumps down in the corner, Scott reaches down, pulls her back up and sends her back into the previous corner with an irish whip. Scott runs, jumps and goes for a flying corner elbow smash. But Taylor dives out of the way, causing Scott to crash into the turnbuckles. While he stumbles back, Taylor grabs him from behind before tossing him through the ropes. Taylor heads across the ring, steps out onto the apron and positions herself behind Scott. Once Scott picks himself back up on the apron, Taylor turns him around, kicks him in the midsection and plants him with a DDT on the apron. The crowd boos as Scott bounces off the apron before falling to the floor.

Geoff Penzer: Did you heard the impact of that DDT!? Scott was just driven head-first onto arguably the hardest part of the ring! He could very well be knocked out after that move.

Taylor rolls back into the ring while Scott stirs on the floor. The Las Vegas Siren can be seen circling the ring with her arms spread out, which elicits a downpour of boos from the crowd. Back on the outside, Scott slowly turns over and gets on all fours. After he gets up onto a knee, Taylor marches across the ring and steps out onto the apron. Once Scott returns to his feet and turns around, he gets knocked down with an Asai Moonsault.

Geoff Penzer: Picture perfect moonsault from the Las Vegas Siren!

The boos continue as Taylor picks up Scott, slams him face-first onto the apron and rolls him back inside the ring. She then slides back in before making the cover.

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Scott gets his shoulder up.

Taylor picks up Scott onto his knees before pressing down on the back of his neck and choking him across the middle rope. The crowd boos Taylor while the ref gives her until the count of five to break the choke.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

Taylor lets go before running into the far ropes. When she comes back, she connects with a leapfrog body guillotine. She makes the cover after Scott falls off the ropes.

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Scott gets his foot on the bottom rope.

Taylor picks up Scott, moves him into the corner and bashes him with a barrage of elbow strikes to the face that send him slumping down in the corner. From there, Taylor stomps the hell out of his chest before applying a foot choke while pulling down on the top rope.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

Taylor releases the choke and turns away from Scott… only to turn back towards him and apply another foot choke!

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

Taylor reluctantly lets go. She then reaches down and pulls Scott back to his feet before slapping him across the face. The Las Vegas Siren then takes the DNA of FGA and whips him into the opposite corner. Taylor runs across the ring to attack. But Scott ducks and dumps her over the top rope. After landing on her feet, she doubles Scott over with a shoulder thrust through the ropes when he turns around. She then brings Scott down with a sunset flip. Btu Scott’s able to roll through it, quickly grab Taylor by the ankles and drags her towards the center of the ring. He then steps through Taylor’s legs and crosses them to set up for the Scott Lock (Scorpion Death Lock). Scott’s about to turn her over when she reaches out and rakes him across the eyes. The crowd boos as Scott goes down to all fours. When Taylor gets back to her feet, she rushes over and nails Scott with a punt kick to the ribs, knocking him over onto his back. Taylor then slingshots herself out onto the apron before scaling to the top turnbuckle. She then leaps off and goes for a Frog Splash. But she ends up crashing across Scott’s knees to the delight of the crowd.

Geoff Penzer: Scott got the knees up!

The crowd cheers as Taylor bounces off of Scott’s knees before curling up. After Scott returns to his feet, he picks up Taylor, scoops her up and delivers a rib breaker. He makes the cover.

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Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Scott picks up Taylor and whips her into the ropes. When she comes back, he scoops her up from the side before delivering a running backbreaker. He makes the cover.

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Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Scott picks up Taylor and delivers a vertical suplex. He then rolls over, pulls Taylor back to her feet and delivers a second vertical suplex. After rolling over and pulling Taylor back to her feet, he drags her over towards the corner and goes for a snap suplex into the turnbuckles. But Taylor blocks the move before countering with a small package.

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Scott kicks out.

After both grapplers return to their feet, Taylor throws out a roundhouse kick. But Scott swats it away before countering with a hard elbow strike that knocks her down. He drops down and makes the cover.

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Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Another nearfall for Scott!

Scott picks up Taylor and goes for an irish whip. But Taylor reverses, sending Scott across the ring. Scott then uses the momentum to come back and knock Taylor down with a springboard European Uppercut. He makes the cover.

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Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Scott picks up Taylor and whips her into the corner. He then runs, jumps and connects with a flying corner elbow smash to cheers from the crowd. After pulling Taylor slightly out of the corner while in a front facelock, he quickly turns to face away from the corner before delivering a snap suplex into the turnbuckles. He makes the cover.

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T-NO!

Taylor gets her foot on the bottom rope.

Geoff Penzer: Good ring awareness there by the former Pride Champion.

Scott picks up Taylor and whips her into the ropes. When she comes back, he throws out another European Uppercut. But she ducks before running into the ropes. When Taylor returns, Scott throws out a clothesline. But again, Taylor ducks before running the ropes. When she comes back, the crowd cheers when Scott throws her down with a tilt-a-whirl side slam. With Taylor down on the mat, Scott heads out onto the apron and scales to the top turnbuckle. After Taylor turns over on all fours, an impatiently Scott can be seen waving her up. The Las Vegas Siren ultimately makes her way back to a vertical base. When she turns around, Scott jumps off for a Frog Splash Crossbody. But Taylor counters with a dropkick in mid air, resulting in boos from the crowd. While Scott guards his midsection, Taylor steps back out onto the apron before heading to the top turnbuckle. She then leaps off before crashing on top of Scott with a Frog Splash. Instead of making the cover, Taylor gets back to her feet, heads back out to the apron and climbs up to the top turnbuckle. The boos continue as she leaps off and crashes across Scott with a second Frog Splash. But Taylor’s still not satisfied. Instead of making the cover, the Las Vegas Siren heads out onto the apron. After she scales to the top turnbuckle, the crowd erupts with boos while Taylor takes her time to soak in the moment. She smirks before leaping off and delivering a third Frog Splash. She hooks the leg.

Geoff Penzer: Three straight frog splashes from Taylor! Will that be enough to put Scott away...

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The crowd cheers when Scott gets his shoulder up.

Taylor picks up Scott and doubles him over with three hard knees to the midsection before placing him in an abdominal stretch. The ref heads over, kneels down in front of the Scott and asks him if he wants to give up. But Scott refuses. While the ref continues to check in on Scott, Taylor slowly reaches back before pulling on the middle rope for added leverage. The crowd erupts with boos at the sight of Taylor’s blatant cheating. The ref gets up to make sure everything’s on the up and up. But Taylor’s able to let go of the rope before the ref gets back to his feet. Once the ref kneels back down in front of Scott, Taylor smirks as she reaches back and tugs on the middle rope again. The crowd erupts with boos while Scott groans from the pain. The ref gets back up to check everything out. But again, the wiley Taylor releases the rope before she can get caught. After the ref kneels back down in front of Scott, Taylor quickly reaches back and grabs the middle rope. This time, the ref pops up and catches her. He scurries over and pulls her hand off the rope. While Taylor and the ref argue, Scott’s able to reverse with a falling hip toss.

Geoff Penzer: This could be the opening that Scott needs to get back into this contest!

Once both grapplers get back to their feet, Scott takes Taylor and goes for an irish whip. But Taylor reverses, sending him into the ropes. When he comes back, Taylor takes a page out of his book and sends him flipping down to the canvas after a kitchen sink to the midsection. Scott immediately clutches his midsection before turning over. He then slowly gets up on all fours. Scott tries to get back up to his feet. But he ends up clutching his midsection before dropping back down to a knee. Scott grimaces as he gets back to his feet. While Scott is hunched over, Taylor bounces off the ropes, comes back and leaps up into the air for a curbstomp. As soon as Taylor’s foot lands on the back of Scott’s neck, he stands upright, which pushes Taylor higher up in the air. Scott quickly catches her across his shoulders before delivering a fireman’s carry neckbreaker to cheers and applause from the crowd. Taylor bounces off of Scott’s knee before rolling over away and clutching the back of her neck.

Geoff Penzer: What a counter by Chandler Scott!

Taylor continues to hold the back of her neck as she slowly gets up to a knee. As she gets up to her feet, Scott runs up from behind before bringing her down with a reverse Sling Blade. He then brings Taylor back to her feet, lifts her up and delivers a Shotgun Stunner. After pulling Taylor up into a seated position, he turns and runs into the ropes. When Scott returns, he flattens Taylor with a sliding forearm smash. Scott pulls her back up into a seated position before running back into the ropes. When he returns, the crowd cheers when he flattens her with another sliding forearm smash to the face. He pulls Taylor up into the seated position again before running into the far ropes. When Scott returns, the crowd cheers when he flattens her with a third sliding forearm smash. He makes the cover.

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The crowd boos when Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Scott gets off of Taylor, turns and heads back into the ropes. When he returns, he goes for a jumping knee drop. But Taylor rolls out of the way, causing his knee to crash onto the canvas. Scott quickly pops back to his feet. The DNA of FGA can be seen wincing in pain as he hobbles across the ring. Taylor returns to her feet and sees this, so she runs up from behind and knocks his leg out from under him with a kick to the back of the leg. Taylor takes another page out of his book and delivers a rolling leg snap. Scott howls in pain after Taylor delivers another rolling leg snap. Taylor then lifts up Scott’s legs, steps through them and crosses his legs before hooking them under her arm. She then leans forward, smirks and slaps him across the face before turning him over into the Scott Lock.

Geoff Penzer: Taylor’s adding insult to injury by placing Scott in the Scott Lock! What a devil!

The crowd erupts with boos after Taylor puts Scott in his own hold. Scott yowls while he’s in in the submission. The ref gets down in the prone position and asks Scott if he wants to give up. Scott grimaces in pain before refusing to quit by shaking his head from side to side. So Taylor pulls back, increasing the pressure of the hold. Scott cringes in pain while he’s trapped in the center of the ring with nowhere to go. Taylor feverishly nods as she’s got Scott right where she wants him. The capacity crowd does their best to try and rally behind Scott.

LET’S GO, CHANDLER!
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LET’S GO, CHANDLER!
*CLAP-CLAP, CAP-CLAP-CLAP*


LET’S GO, CHANDLER!
*CLAP-CLAP, CAP-CLAP-CLAP*


The crowd is solidly behind Scott and while tries to feed off their energy. He lets out a labored wail as he begins to pull himself towards the ropes. Taylor can be seen shaking her head in disbelief while Scott continues to pull himself across the canvas. He reaches out… and grabs the top rope. The crowd erupts with cheers once Scott makes it to the ropes. The ref gives Taylor to the count of five to break the hold.

Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…

A frustrated Taylor breaks the hold. She then turns around before stomping away on the prone body of Scott. She then pulls Scott back to his feet and nails him with an elbow strike. Scott comes back with a European Uppercut. Taylor then connects with another elbow strike. Scott comes back with another European Uppercut. Taylor then bashes Scott in the face with a hard elbow strike. Scott knocks her back with another European Uppercut. After shaking off the blow, Taylor comes back and blasts Scott with an elbow strike. Scott knocks her back with another European Uppercut. He then walks over and knocks Taylor back with another European Uppercut before sending her into the ropes with an irish whip. When Taylor returns, she goes for a Lou Thesz Press. But Scott catches her in mid air and counters with a flapjack. After returning to his feet, Scott lifts her off the canvas before throwing her down with a deadlift gutwrench sitout powerbomb.

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The crowd sighs, then boos when Taylor gets her shoulder up.

Scott picks up Taylor and sends her into the corner with an irish whip. After massaging his knee, he runs as best he can into the corner and connects with another running European Uppercut. He then hoists Taylor into the seated position on the top turnbuckle. After facing away from the corner, he reaches back and places Taylor in a three quarter facelock. He takes a few steps out of the corner and positions Taylor for the Mass Spike (top rope-hung Ace Cutter). Before Scott can drop down and hit the move, Taylor quickly frees herself, grabs Scott from behind and drives him down face-first onto the canvas with the Blonde Ambition (forward russian legsweep). The boos continue as she pushes him over and makes the cover.

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The crowd cheers when Scott gets his shoulder up.

Taylor picks up Scott and doubles him over with a knee strike to the midsection. After placing Scott in a headlock, she goes for a bulldog. But Scott’s able to shove her off into the ropes. When Taylor returns, Scott throws out a discus Roaring Hammer (Polish Hammer). But Taylor rolls underneath it. When Scott turns around, he gets caught with the Desert Rose (spinning backfist). The crowd boos as Taylor hits him with another Desert Rose. When Scott drops down to a knee, Taylor turns and runs into the ropes. When she comes back, she flattens Scott with a Shining Wizard. She makes the cover.

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The crowd cheers when Scott gets his shoulder up.

Geoff Penzer: Another nearfall! Scott will not stay down!

Taylor picks up Scott and doubles him over with a front knee strike to the midsection before bringing him down with The Gamble (corkscrew neckbreaker). While Scott is sprawled out on the mat, the boos continue as Taylor calls for the Snake Eyes (diving somersault hurricanrana).

Geoff Penzer: Savannah Taylor’s looking to put this one away, ladies and gentlemen! We could be moments away from the conclusion of this contest...

Taylor steps out onto the apron before climbing to the top turnbuckle. After Scott turns over on all fours, gets back to his feet and turns around, Taylor flips off for The Gamble. As soon as she lands on Scott shoulders, the crowd cheers when he counters with a sitout powerbomb.

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The crowd erupts with boos when Taylor gets her shoulder up. Scott leans back before placing his hands over his face in disbelief.

Geoff Penzer: He thought he had her! He thought he had her beat! BUT NO!

Scott picks up Taylor and whips her into the ropes. When she comes back, he throws out another discus Roaring Hammer. But Taylor ducks. When Scott turns around, he gets caught with a Desert Rose. While Scott is dazed, Taylor turns and runs into the ropes. When Taylor comes back, she throws out another Desert Rose. But Scott ducks before running into the ropes. When he comes back, the crowd cheers when he brings her down with a Sling Blade. Scott brings Taylor back to her feet and hits her with a European Uppercut. As soon as Scott turns and runs towards the ropes, Taylor runs into the same set of ropes. When Scott comes back, he stops and turns around. Taylor nearly takes his head off with a clothesline before Scott ducks at the last second. Taylor’s momentum takes her into the opposite set of ropes. When Taylor returns, the crowd cheers when Scott sends her flipping down to the canvas with the Pinpoint Dropkick. Scott picks up Taylor off the canvas before shooting her into the ropes with an irish whip. When Taylor returns, Scott connects with a Pop-up European Uppercut. While a dazed Taylor barely stands on wobbly legs, the crowd explodes with cheers when Scott turns her inside out with a discus Roaring Hammer. He then pulls Taylor’s limp body back to her feet, places her in a facelock, hooks the arm, lifts her up and plants her with the DNA Driver (Bloody Sunday). He turns over and makes the cover.

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The crowd explodes with cheers when “Animal Ghosts” blasts over the PA.

Melanie Sierra: Here is your winner, CHANDLER SCOTT!!!

Scott slowly gets back to his feet before getting his arm raised in victory.

Geoff Penzer: Chandler Scott picks up the victory after a hard fought match against Savannah Taylor! This was a highly anticipated match for FGA fans that lived up to expectations. But you’ve got to wonder how much did this match take out of Scott. In two weeks, he’ll be going up against Cordy Stevenson, who will be determined to give him the fight of her life in her final match!

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