Post by Action Reel on Sept 6, 2021 22:01:59 GMT -5
We're live inside the arena and no music, no pryo, Jimmy Garcia speaks about as fast as he can.
Jimmy Garcia: Welcome to Cruiserclash and we're coming off the huge monumental event from Paramount+, Uprising where Terra Walker climbed the ladder and retrieved the Cruiserweight Championship...
"Honeysuckle" by The Dillinger Escape Plan assaults the PA system, causing the lighting to go frantic in the process. A Terra Walker struts to the stage, draping the Action Wrestling Cruiserweight Championship over her shoulder, and wearing a spiked up face mask. She looks at the crowd, with their very mixed reaction towards the new champion, and then shrugs before marching down the ramp.
Terra snatches the mic and rolls into the ring. She gets up and moves her hand across her throat a few times, causing the music to stop and the lighting to return to normal. The crowd deafen her with a mixture of cheers and boos. Terra smirks and leans on one of the turnbuckles.
Terra: Are you gonna let me talk or are you gonna keep making whale noises whilst you stare at me?
Some laugh, some hush, others still boo, but they quiet down enough for Terra to speak.
Terra: I get it. I really do. This isn't the person that some of you wanted to see holding this belt. Addy was supposed to be your unsung hero. Unfortunately for you, life isn't a fairytale.
Some of the crowd boos. Terra shrugs at them.
Terra: Like I said, I get it. I wasn't originally supposed to be in that match. What you have to understand, however, is that I entered that match for good reason. I'm holding this title for good reason. I am YOUR Action Wrestling Cruiserweight Champion for damn good reason.
She holds her title high, and basks in both the cheers and the boos from the crowd.
Terra: The thing that everyone booing me should understand is that I'm not the one you should be upset at. Addy made a colossal mistake. She was so focused on getting vengeance on Regan that she forgot who the real threat was. They were both so busy having a hard on over each other that they didn't realize how quickly I rose to the top. I bum rushed my way through Masuda, who best shut his fat mouth by now.
The crowd interrupts her with laughter. She smirks before lowering her hand at them.
Terra: I've beaten Dumbass Bob and I've beaten Atara Themis. Honestly, the only times I've lost anything were when I just didn't care.
She shrugs and laughs as the boos get heavier.
Terra: Obviously, that didn't matter, because I worked smarter than everyone else in Cruiser Clash. When I said the clock was ticking, I meant it, and this right here is exactly why!
Terra climbs up the turnbuckle and holds the title with both hands as high and she can. The crowd is still mixed, so she mocks the boos by mimicking a weeping gesture.
A shot echoes through the Save Mart Center, as the split cheers for Terra Walker transition to a chorus of boos. Regan Voorhees strolls slowly through the entryway, her gait stiff following the Golden Mile ladder crash of eight days prior. Otherwise she's immaculate as usual, white-suited and hair in a perfect bun. The microphone tilts back and forth in her palm, held like a wine sifter. She teases words, but gives the boos a few more moments to die down before finally speaking.
Regan: Sincerest congratulations on your ill-gotten prize. As you said, you weaseled your way into that championship match... And while I was otherwise preoccupied, weaseled your way to my championship. The opportunism, I can appreciate, but now that the ladder kerfuffle is over and done we must move forward with the question of... Just who is your first challenger?
The slightest smirk creeps across Regan's crimson lips.
Regan: As the previous champion, a champion whom, might I add -- you never actually defeated. Now, I'm sure you would argue that point, following your star-making performance at Uprising... But think about your detractors for a moment, Terra. The people who say, the people who think, the people who know you just got lucky. Addy, in her limited wisdom, elected to take herself out of the match in order to take me out. I don't begrudge anyone their spitefulness, but letting it get in the way of success is the mark of an idiot. You, however, are not an idiot. You know, that to silence your naysayers, you have to defeat me one-on-one. Pinfall, submission, batter me into unconsciousness. You know, the classics. Otherwise, your reign doesn't have a shred of legitimacy. Not until you vanquish me. But wait, there's more... Addy A.
The crowd pops, Regan pauses, teeth digging into her bottom lip.
Regan: Much to my delight, Addy couldn't make it to Fresno this evening.
The pops turn to jeers, and Regan basks in them like a serpent in sunlight.
Regan: In an effort to destroy me, she was willing to destroy us both. Wonderful job there, Addy. Though that wasn't the sort of experience that someone, even an athlete of my caliber, could just walk off. In fact, I daresay I'm not even one-hundred percent, Terra. Yet here I am, still willing to boldly, selflessly courageously face you for the Cruiserweight Championship here, tonight. All so we can prove which one of us actually deserves that title, with no pesky interference to get in the way. What say you... champ?
Terra gives Regan the side eye. After a moment, she goes back to her smirk and shrug.
Terra: I'm surprised you even have the balls to challenge me. You must be just that upset that you lost. I'll be honest. I really, really don't trust you. You have Bunga run over your challengers with a damn car, for Gods' sake. Sure, I took advantage of a situation that brought you to your demise, but hell, I did it myself. I didn't need backup. Who's to say you won't find some Bunga replacement?
She ponders, but keeps her eyes on Regan. Tapping her chin with the tip of the mic, she seems to have come up with a decision.
Terra: Tell you what. Although it was satisfying to watch you and Addy crumble whilst I grabbed my title, it would be even more satisfying to personally put you down. Whether it be a Brain Tremor, Magnitude 9, or a Psychonic Lockdown, I'll prove to everyone in this arena exactly why I'm better than you. The only reason you had this title was because I wasn't here yet. Now that I've arrived, you'll be lucky to even be at arms length of it.
IM BAACKKKKKK theme music hits and the crowd cheers as JJ Biggs comes out right through the curtain.
The music stops as Biggs waves at the crowd.
JJ Biggs: Alright, alright! Lets get this done! Tonight, our main event will be Terra Walker defending her Cruiserweight Championship against Regan Voorhees!
The crowd pops.
The crowd pops.
JJ Biggs: Now get out of the ring cause coming up right now is the #1 contenders match for the Tag Team Championships! Lets goooo!!
The crowd pops as Regan and Terra stare at each other... and we cut to a commercial break.