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<p>Pre-Show</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Suzanne Brazzle</strong> vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria</p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match</p><p>

Selina Svelte vs. <strong>Laura Flame</strong> vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)</p><p> </p><p>

Steffi Chee vs. <strong>Devil’s Daughter</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tracy Brendon vs. <strong>????</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

AAA Femme Fatale Championship</p><p>

<strong>Steph Blake</strong> vs. ????</p><p> </p><p>

AAA Tag Team Championship Open Challenge</p><p>

The <strong>Delicate Flowers</strong> [Lilly & Rose] (champions) </p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against? <strong>Katherine Goodlooks</strong></p><p> </p><p>

2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense? <strong>Submission</strong></p><p> </p><p>

3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20? <strong>Paige Croft</strong></p><p> </p><p>

4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon? <strong>I have to look at the Japanese fed roster but giving them the win due to the Tsunami sympathy</strong></p><p> </p><p>

5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge? <strong>Cherry Bomb and</strong> <strong>Golden Delicious</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score? <strong>90</strong></p>

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AAA Babe Blast - June 2, 2016




AAA Presents Babe Blast

Bohler Gymnasium on the Washington State University campus

Pullman, Washington

June 2, 2016


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Pre-Show Results


In a preshow match, Suzanne Brazzle defeated Ellie May Walton, Glorious Gloria and Joanna Silver in 9:57 when Suzanne Brazzle defeated Glorious Gloria by pinfall with a Miracle Connection. Match rating - 39.




“Good evening, and welcome everyone to Babe Blast, here at the sold-out, 3,000 seat, Bohler Gymnasium on the beautiful campus of Washington State University in Pullman! I’m Jim Lou Freebush, and joining me as always, is three-time Femme Fatale champion and AAA Hall of Fame member, Cat Quine. Cat, a lot of questions going into event - and hopefully we’ll get a lot of answers, especially with our biggest show of the year, Women of Wrestling 20, only one month away.”



“Absolutely, Jim. It’ll be the biggest version of the biggest show of the year! Tonight, we know we’ll see a three-way dance for the Top Contender’s title. We’ve got an open challenge for the Tag Team titles. And we’ll be seeing Steph Blake defend her Femme Fatale title tonight as well - with Blake being allowed to pick her own opponent and type of match. Talk about stacking the deck in your favor, sheesh.” The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” heralds the arrival of Steph Blake. “And it sounds like the Queen of Mean is going to make her selections right now.”



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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast


The boos rain down hard as not only Steph Blake, but her henchwoman Zoe Ammis and AAA General Manager Cat Jemson as well, enter the ring. Steph Blake makes small, regal waves at the crowd, seemingly oblivious to the hate, while Zoe Ammis climbs the turnbuckle and does an over-the-top bow. The three women are given microphones by the ring crew, and have to take a moment to let the boos die down before they speak.



“Peasants, your feelings are noted and promptly discarded,” announces Steph Blake.



Zoe Ammis’ eyes light with a malicious, mischievous fire. “Yeah, what’s she’s saying is, you all can blow it out your - “


“What our boisterous associate is trying to say,” interrupts Blake, “is that we have important business to conduct. In the name of transparency and fair play,” Blake says without any trace of irony, “we have decided to publicly name our opponent for tonight, as well as the match in which we will defend our rightful title.”



“Truly, Steph Blake, you are as noble a queen as can be - certainly more than these idiots deserve,” says Cat Jemson.


“And what
saying,” pipes in Ammis, “is that you all stink!” Ammis looks inordinately proud of herself.


“We did notice the faint but distinct odor of failure and despair when we entered,” agrees Blake. “Though perhaps we caught such a whiff in the dressing room. After all, those women are the greatest, most talented, athletes and competitors in the entire world. And yet...they cannot defeat the Inevitable, Steph Blake. Such attempts, though quaintly noble, are ultimately doomed to failure. The only proper response, for every woman in that dressing room, is despair.” The crowd jeers Blake’s arrogance, particularly given Blake’s cheated in just about every title defense thus far. “But enough preamble. You serfs all paid what meager savings you could scrape together to come witness the glory of the Queen in person, and we are nothing if not kindhearted and giving to those less fortunate than us in every conceivable way. You shall witness the glory of the Queen tonight as she defends her title against a worthy competitor. A plucky competitor, a challenger with vim and vigor, hungry for victory. Do our subjects wish to know who we have hand-selected as our opponent tonight?” A variety of responses, a mixture of boos and yeses from the crowed. “Is it, perhaps, Jaime Quine?” A cheer at the idea. “Perhaps it is Paige Croft?” Another cheer? “Perhaps, even, could it be Foxxy LaRue?” Another large cheer. “Unfortunately for you toerags, it is none of those unworthy individuals.” The bait-and-switch angers the crowd. “No, our challenger tonight, the only worthy individual to challenge us tonight is - Sarah Taylor!”



A roar of surprised anger spreads through the crowd. “Oh for the love of…” Cat Quine trails off. “Listen, Jim, Sarah Taylor is going to be a huge star in this business one day. But she’s been a member of this roster for less than a year. She’s a rookie. For Steph Blake to select, of everyone on this roster, Sarah Taylor as the only ‘worthy’ competitor to face her...what a gutless, spineless, heartless move.” The contempt drips from every word Cat Quine speaks.


Cat Jemson beams a disingenuous beauty pageant smile. “Steph Blake, your generosity never ends. To give a young woman the opportunity to shine in the biggest match of her life - who else would have made such a selfless choice? Oh, however, there is a second element for you to select, Ms. Blake. In what match environment will you face such a worthy challenger.”


“Ah, yes, we have made a decision regarding that as well,” intones Blake. “These…
...paid what little money they could scrounge up to see the Queen in her glory, so we cannot have a simple one-fall match. Our stamina makes two-of-three falls and ironwoman matches simply unfair to our challenger. Our technical wizardry makes a submission match a non-starter. We shall not stoop to the brutality of a Falls Count Anywhere or an I Quit match. Therefore, we have decided we will face Sarah Taylor - in a handicap match!” A few people actually throw garbage at the announcement.


“OH COME ON!” shouts Cat Quine, outraged.


Cat Jemson nods, wide grin on her face. “My goodness. You truly
the most generous champion in AAA history. To give young Sarah Taylor not one, but two, individuals whom she might pin? I can’t believe you haven’t given the clothes right off your back, you’re so charitable. Who is your partner in this match?”


Steph Blake’s lips curl into the closest thing to a smile she can make. It looks like a wolf baring its teeth. “None other than our good friend, Zoe Ammis.” The crowd boos, while Ammis goes through a huge, elaborate pantomime of being shocked and surprised.


“Gee, Steph, really?” says Ammis. “Why, it would be an honor to be at the side of your highness-ness as you valiantly defend the title! As for you, Sarah Taylor? You better call your mama, because we’re going to beat you so hard that
be able to feel it too!”


Cat Jemson applauds. “Brilliant, as always, Ms. Blake. A greater champion, this company has never seen. Let’s get out of this ring - I know you’ll take your match preparations tonight
seriously.” Zoe Ammis blows a raspberry. “Besides, we need to clear the ring for our first match tonight. I think Top Contender champion Foxxy LaRue is about to learn there’s only one boss lady here in AAA, and that’s me,
General Manager
Cat Jemson!” (
Angle rating: 61



“So it’ll be Femme Fatale champion Steph Blake and Zoe Ammis facing Sarah Taylor later tonight, with the Femme Fatale title on the line,” summarizes Freebush.


“Unfortunately, yes it is, Jim. And you know what? Nothing would make me happier than to see Sarah Taylor somehow, some way, beat Steph Blake tonight. After the disrespect Blake has shown the Femme Fatale title, her opponent, this organization, and these fans, it would be pure, beautiful karma for her to lose the belt to someone who - I know for a fact - would treat the championship with the respect it deserves.” Cat’s railing is interrupted by the unmistakeable sound of

. “Speaking of champions, stand-up champions, it’s time for tonight’s Top Contender’s championship match!”


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On the way to the ring at AAA Babe Blast



“Hey WSU, what’s up? It’s Foxxy, baby!” announces Foxxy LaRue as she heads toward the ring. “Tonight, I gotta take on not just one, but two, opponents who want this here title around Foxxy’s waist. That’s all right. Foxxy would come to out to this ring and she would fight off two-
opponents if that’s what it took! Cause there ain’t nothing, and Foxxy means
, that’ll
make Foxxy back on down! Ain’t nothing, not hell or high water, that’s gonna stop Foxxy LaRue from getting in this ring and proving once again that she
the Boss Lady of A-A-A! Yeah, you heard me right, Cat Jemson. Now, Selina Svelte? Laura Flame? Get yourselves on out here so Foxxy can whoop y’all and remain Top Contender Champion!” (
Angle rating - 45



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AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match




Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)


Before the bell rings, Svelte goes over to Flame, seemingly giving Flame instructions. “Now, Jim, in a three-way match, there is no champion’s advantage” Cat Quine points out. “The champion cannot retain on a count-out, because there are no-count outs. The champion cannot retain on a disqualification, because there are no disqualifications. And, the champion doesn’t even have to be involved in the finish of the match to lose their title. If Selina pins Flame, Selina Svelte would be the new champion. Those are all the disadvantages of being champion in a normal three-way dance like this. But given the alliance struck between Svelte and Flame over the
, there’s another disadvantage for Foxxy, making this closer to a two-on-one situation.”


Indeed, as the bell rings, Svelte and Flame immediately go after Foxxy. Foxxy, for her part, sees it coming and hollers “Come get you some!” as she charges both women. She spear tackles Svelte and mounts her, throwing punches, but her downed position puts Foxxy in prime position to take a wicked-looking roundhouse kick to the head courtesy of Laura Flame. Dazed, Foxxy falls off Svelte. Flame and Svelte then spend the next few minutes delivering nasty strikes to Foxxy LaRue. Svelte holds Foxxy’s arms behind her back, giving Flame the ability to strike Foxxy as if she were a kickboxing dummy. Finally, Flame hits Foxxy with her devastating axe kick, the Flame Fire Kick. Foxxy falls to the canvas hard, as the crowd boos the concerted double teaming. Svelte goes for the pin, and one...two…


And Flame punt kicks Svelte off Foxxy, and makes a pin attempt herself. She gets a two count before Svelte manages to break up the pinfall attempt with a diving elbow. Svelte immediately pulls Laura Flame up and asks, “What in the hell is wrong with you?!?” Flame just shrugs and makes a “belt gesture” around her own waist. Svelte shakes her head “no” and points to herself, but Flame nods her head “yes” and points to
. Selina gestures to herself again, and then decides to shove Flame. Flame looks down and doesn’t react for a moment...and then she unleashes a hellacious Flame Fire Kick that drops Svelte like a sack of potatoes. Flame has a noticeable smirk on her face as she makes the cover for 1...2…


And then Foxxy LaRue delivers a desperate falling headbutt, breaking up the pin. All three women are laid out. The referee starts to deliver a ten count, with all three women pulling themselves to their feet around the count of seven. The next couple of minutes see the women brawling, each woman taking advantage when two of the competitors face off against one another by blindsiding the other women. Flame manages to clothesline Foxxy over the top rope, out of the ring, but when she turns around, she walks directly into Svelte, who takes Flame down to the mat with Svelte’s kimura lock, the Prawn Armlock. Flame has absolutely no intention of giving up, but the pain on her face is clear. Even if she refuses to tap, she might well pass out...or Svelte might break her arm, which would end the match with a victory for Svelte. Flame holds on, despite the excruciating pain, and starts to raise her hand to tap out.


Which is when Foxxy LaRue, who came around to the other side of the ring to re-enter, delivers her
on the perfectly positioned Svelte. With Flame still incapacitated from her time in the Prawn Armlock, Foxxy covers Svelte for the one-two-three (
Foxxy LaRue defeated Laura Flame and Selina Svelte in 11:40 when Foxxy LaRue defeated Selina Svelte by pinfall with a Flash Head Kick. Foxxy LaRue makes defence number 4 of her AAA Top Contender's title. Match rating - 48








“What a way to kick off Babe Blast!” exclaims Freebush.


“Absolutely Jim,” agrees Cat Quine. “They say there’s no honor among thieves, well, it appears the same can be said of mercenaries like Flame. That said, Flame made it so this match actually happened the way a three-way dance is supposed to work, so credit where credit’s due to Laura Flame. Of course, Svelte should realize that as rich a prize as the Top Contender belt is not something that Flame - or anyone else - is just going to let someone else have without a fight. Congratulations to Foxxy LaRue on another successful title defense - and on showing all the Angels in the stands and watching at home how a real champion is supposed to do things.”


“I’m sorry to interrupt Cat,” says Freebush, “but I’m getting word that the A-List has grabbed one of our camera crew members and told our crew to follow them backstage. We’ll take you there now.”


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Backstage at AAA Babe Blast



AAA General Manager Cat Jemson is on her cell phone. She looks distressed. “Yes, I hear you. What? A mockery of the Femme Fatale title? I don’t think...well, yes it does matter what I think! You all appointed me General Manager, obviously it matters what...yes, ma’am. Yes, ma’am. Well, I don’t think that’s an entirely fair reading of the situat...no, ma’am. I understand. I...wait, what? What do you mean, Paige Croft is the new #1 contender for the Femme Fatale title and gets her match with Steph Blake at Women of Wrestling? Now hold on just a minute!...well, yes, I know Paige Croft is undefeated this year. Yes, yes, I know, Croft has a victory on Cherry Bomb, who is otherwise undefeated. But...but...ugggggggh,
. Yes, I’ll tell her.” Jemson ends the call. “Ugggggggggggggggh!” she grunts in frustration.



The A-List walk into frame. “Hello, Cat. Rough day?” asks Demelza Wade, faux-innocently.


“The stupid AAA Board of Directors just called me. For
reason, God only knows, apparently they were...how did they put it…’displeased’ with me letting Steph Blake choose her own opponent and match after they ordered me to make Steph defend the title tonight. I did what they asked me to do, didn’t I? They never said anything about not letting Steph pick! They’re so
!” Jemson pouts.


Nadia Snow pats Jemson condescendingly on the shoulder. “We’re totally sorry, Cat. Sounds rough,” she says, in entirely unconvincing tones. “Anyway! We wanted to talk to you because we want in the Tag Team title match tonight. After all, I may have come up just a
short in the Femme Fatale title match, but Demelza and I are still the biggest stars in AAA. And for the good of the company, the biggest stars should have gold around their waists. Don’t you think?”


Cat Jemson arches an eyebrow. “Demelza. Nadia. Lilly and Rose made
.” Wade and Snow look at each other, then back to Jemson. “An
open challenge
.” Still nothing from Wade and Snow. Jemson rolls her eyes. “As in, anyone can be part of the match? As in, you don’t need me to book you into the match, you just have to show up?” A look of realization dawns on Wade and Snow’s faces. “Which means, ladies, you’ve just wasted precious time of mine that I’ll never get back. So, yes, you’re in the match. Yippee. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have skin treatments I need to get to. Those Board of Director people don’t understand what stress does to a perfect face like this,” gesturing to her own face as if it were priceless art. Wade and Snow continue to stand there. “That was your cue to go. Go on, get out of here!” Wade and Snow look at each other, shrug, and walk back out of frame. Jemson watches them go, then looks as if she’s just remembered something important. “And it’s ‘
’, not ‘Cat’, you hear me?” she yells at them as they leave (
Angle rating - 57



“Cat, it looks like we know who will be challenging Lilly and Rose tonight in their Tag Team title open challenge,” summarizes Freebush.


“We know one team that will be challenging for the title, Jim. Lilly and Rose issued an open challenge, which means anyone who comes to the ring is eligible to compete. Honestly, the A-List just put themselves at a disadvantage, because now anyone else who plans on being in the match know not one, but two, of the teams they’ll face tonight,” notes Cat.


“An excellent point, Cat. Now, we’ll be seeing Devil’s Daughter - who, two weeks ago, was ‘adopted’ by the mysterious Lilith, who calls herself the ‘Mother of Monsters’ - taking on the globe-hopping veteran Steffi Chee.” The lights in the area dim, except for a cold, pale light illuminating the ring. Freebush and Quine appear nervous. The song “The Killing Moon” begins playing over the venue PA system. “I’m...going to assume that heralds the entrance of Devil’s Daughter.”


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On the way to the ring at AAA Babe Blast



A hush falls over the crowd as Lilith slowly proceeds to the ring. She is wearing her usual black robes, with the hood pulled back. She turns to the curtain, and makes a “come forth” gesture.



A team of six individuals, genderless in their black robes and hoods covering their faces, carry Devil’s Daughter upon a
, surrounded by white lilies. Devil’s Daughter looks for all the world like a corpse, her arms folded across her chest, holding a single white lily. She is wearing a flower crown, and a white smock. Lilith continues what is now, clearly, a procession to the ring. Upon reaching the ring, Lilith climbs in via the ring stairs, while the hooded figures slide the bier under the bottom rope. They climb into the ring and place the bier in the center of the ring, then go ringside while Lilith takes hold of a microphone. The music ends, and Lilith takes in the stunned silence.


“My child has called out to me in the night, and so, I come,” Lilith intones in a dark, alto voice. “For far too long she has tried to live amongst you, as you. She has tried to be...only human. But she knew better, down deep, even as you all remained blind. You all have known she is the daughter of the Devil. But you never asked - then who is her mother? But a lack of curiosity is typical of your kind. Because curiosity is dangerous. It takes you into the unmapped places, the corners where the light does not shine. The darkness in which monsters lurk. Where my children hold sway.” Lilith pauses, looking at the still-unmoving Devil’s Daughter with tenderness. “This child of mine, no longer will she pretend to be as you are. From now on, the Devil’s Daughter - Lilith’s daughter - is reborn as the monster she was afraid to be. She is afraid no longer. Rise, my child! Rise up! Remember this moment, you who witness this! For this is the beginning - of the end!”


Devil’s Daughter sits up, slowly, mechanically. Her eyes remain closed. Two of the hooded figures enter the ring, and with one on each arm, Devil’s Daughter rises to her feet. Lilith comes behind Devil’s Daughter, and removes her flower crown. Devil’s Daughter finally opens her eyes, slowly, as if awakening from a trance. She looks almost angelic for a moment...and then a wicked, fanged smile and burning, malevolent eyes take hold (
Angle rating -45



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Devil’s Daughter vs. Steffi Chee


As soon as the bell rings, any serenity Devil’s Daughter may have been exhibiting is lost in a flurry of intense violence. Everything DD does seems to be a little harder, a little crisper, a little more forceful than in recent memory. DD attacks in a frenzy, leaving little to no time for Chee to even attempt to recover from the initial onslaught. Devil’s Daughter locks Steffi Chee in her
submission finisher, and Chee - never having gotten out of the gate - has to tap out to the newly-reborn Child of Lilith. Despite the bell, DD continues to keep Chee in the Going Down Below until she locks eyes with Lilith, who smiles, then gives a sharp nod. DD immediately relinquishes the hold and trails behind Lilith as they head backstage (
Devil's Daughter defeated Steffi Chee in 4:31 by submission with a Going Down Below. Match rating - 38







“A dominating performance from Devil’s Daughter, Cat.”


“No doubt, Jim. You know me - I’m highly skeptical of Lilith’s hocus-pocus talk. But it doesn’t matter what I believe - it’s what Devil’s Daughter believes. And if we’re judging by the way DD attacked Steffi Chee tonight, like a rabid dog...well, seems pretty clear to me that DD is buying what Lilith’s selling, and whatever Lilith’s selling works.”


The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” play for the second time tonight. Cat rolls her eyes. “Speaking of not buying what’s being sold, Jim, we are apparently about to watch Steph Blake’s completely lopsided title defense, in a handicap match with the unbelievably obnoxious Zoe Ammis against the young rookie Sarah Taylor. I swear, Jim, if Steph Blake was any lower of a human being, she’d be subterranean.”


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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast



Steph Blake stands still in the center of the ring while Zoe Ammis skips in a circle around her. Blake addresses the crowd, at which point Ammis climbs up and sits on the top turnbuckle, watching Blake. “Are you as excited for this next contest as my dear friend Zoe is, my loyal subjects?” Thunderous boos. “My, all that energy! All that noise! Clearly, you are. Perhaps the only good choice you’ll make all day. We are looking forward to this as well. Oh, so
much. However, before we begin the…
...we shall grant our rambunctious associate’s request to address all you little people.”



Ammis jumps down from the top rope, and makes an overly-elaborate bow to Blake before taking the microphone. “Thank you, your highness-ness.” She beams, then turns to look out at the audience. She beams no more. “And no thanks to you, ya losers!” More jeers, even as everyone pretty much knows what to expect from Steph’s one-part lieutenant, one-part court jester. “Hey! If you’re an idiot chump that regularly craps their own pants, boo!” Some boos, which quickly cut off, amidst some chuckles. Ammis looks positively gleeful. “That’s what I thought. Maybe that wasn’t failure and despair we was smelling after all. Oh man, you dorks totally walked into that one. Like taking candy from a baby. Which, I happen to know for a fact, is super easy. Babies are stupid weak.” The inordinate pride of Zoe Ammis, were it light, would outshine the sun.


Steph Blake, with a smile on her face, says, “Zoe, our dear friend, perhaps we have kept these...how did you put it, ‘dorks’? Perhaps we have kept them waiting too long.”


Ammis makes another overly-elaborate bow. “Once again, you are correct, wise highness-ness. So let’s bring out tonight’s vict...I mean,
, Sarah Taylor! We even got some special theme music for you!”


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Sarah Taylor emerges from the back. She’s putting on a brave face, but it’s clear that she’s aware of just how outmatched she is. When she comes out, Ammis yells to the A/V booth “Do it!”. The A/V team sighs, and then the sound that plays when a contestant loses on “The Price is Right” plays over the speakers. Ammis laughs to nearly the point of tears. “Oh, man, that was perfect. Sarah Taylor, come on down! You’re the next contestant on ‘Your Face, My Fist!’” (
Angle rating - 62



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AAA Femme Fatale Championship Match



Sarah Taylor vs. Zoe Ammis & Steph Blake (champion)


Zoe Ammis sits on the middle rope, beckoning Sarah Taylor into the ring. Taylor - rightfully - is immensely wary of taking the offer, but she does so and gets into the ring without incident. Taylor finds herself in the center of the ring, with Ammis in one corner and Steph Blake in the other. She tries to position herself so she can watch both women, but Blake and Ammis continually circle Taylor, stepping a little closer each time Taylor turns her back on one of them. Finally, Blake’s closed enough ground that she’s able to reach out and grab Taylor’s arm, pulling her in for a single-arm DDT that lays Taylor out. Ammis lets out a big “YES!” and - with Blake’s approval - puts one foot on Taylor’s chest for the pinfall. The ref makes a one-two-thr…make that a two-and-three-quarters, as Taylor lifts a shoulder up and knocks Ammis’ foot off her.


Ammis and Blake immediately begin to argue with the referee, who holds firm to the duo not having achieved a three count. Getting nowhere with the referee, a furious Blake and Ammis begin laying into the defenseless Taylor with vicious kicks and stomps. It looks more like a back-alley shakedown than anything resembling a wrestling match. The crowd boos as the two lay boots into Taylor for the “crime” of not having just laid down for the terrible twosome. Finally, the two of them feel as if they have doled out enough punishment, turning their backs on Taylor and taunting the disgusted audience. In their arrogance, they completely disregard Taylor...who manages to roll-up Steph Blake into pinning predicament. The referee gets a long two-count before the completely surprised Blake finds the wherewithal to kick out.


When Blake gets up, she is utterly and totally livid. She orders Ammis to pull Taylor up to her feet and hold her. Ammis, angry herself, complies. Blake then open-hand slaps Taylor across the face hard enough for audiences in the back row to hear the sound of hand meeting face. She then tells Ammis to “Finish her!”, which results in Ammis dropping into her
. Taylor doesn’t so much bump as she goes limp when she takes the move. The referee goes to Blake, telling her to just end this thing, but she ignores him and tells Ammis to set Taylor up in the corner. Ammis, with some difficulty, perches the completely unaware Taylor on the top turnbuckle. Blake goes to the corner and puts Taylor into position for her
. Blake drops to the canvas, spiking Taylor’s head into the mat. Taylor rag dolls into a heap. Her spite finally satisfied, Blake finally covers Taylor. The three-count is purely academic at this point (
Blake & Ammis defeated Sarah Taylor in a Handicap match in 4:46 when Steph Blake defeated Sarah Taylor by pinfall with a Sheer Drop DDT. Match rating - 51







“You want to know the only good thing about that match, so far as I’m concerned, Jim?”


“What’s that, Cat?”


“That it’s finally over. Sarah Taylor didn’t deserve that - and I hope, as Taylor develops into the champion I think she’ll be, that she remembers this incident and gives Blake a receipt, with interest. And the Angels who pay good money to see our shows deserve to see our Femme Fatale champion compete at the highest level - not with the playing field so incredibly stacked in her favor. Thank goodness the AAA Board of Directors are just as disgusted as I am with Blake’s behavior - and let’s face it, it’s our General Manager, Cat Jemson, who’s allowed it to happen. One month from now, Blake has to pick on someone her own size, as the AAA Board of Directors has ordered Steph Blake defend the Femme Fatale title against the Tiny Terminator, the wrestling machine Paige Croft.”


“That should be an outstanding match, Cat. Speaking of outstanding matches, we’re about to have a treat for everyone that should hopefully take away the bad taste left in everyone’s mouths after that last match. We’re about to have tonight’s special attraction - we’re calling it ‘A Match for Japan’. We’ve got a video, explaining more about this match.


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On the projector screens at AAA Babe Blast



Scenes of the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan are shown. The voice of Jaime Quine narrates. “Two weeks ago, disaster struck. The earth shook, the ocean rose, and the people of Japan suffered. Businesses wrecked. Homes washed away. Dreams destroyed.” Scenes of the recovery and aid efforts are shown. “But it is during the darkest times, that each light is brightest. People from all around Japan, and from all over the world, came to Japan. To help rescue people. To ensure those who have lost everything, have food to eat, water to drink, and a roof over their head.” Video footage of joshi wrestling plays. “In times like these, we are called to solidarity, to join together for the common good. And so, we have joined our sisters in wrestling from Japan, 5 Star Supreme Wrestling, to find a way we too, can help. To live up to the ‘Angel’ in Angel Athletic Association.” The video shows a family, weary but safe. “Tonight we host a match for Japan. And we invite you all to be Angels, too.” (
Angle rating - 55



The assembled crowd gives firm applause. When the lights come up, Cat Quine is in the ring. “Thank you, everyone. It is my belief that our fans - you Angels - definitely live up to the name ‘Angels’. First, I’d like to introduce the representative from AAA for tonight’s Match for Japan,

AAA Hall of Fame member, Tracey Brendon.”



There’s some scattered booing, but Brendon’s left almost all of her heel affectations behind. She climbs into the ring and shakes Cat’s hand, a ghost of the Tracey Brendon as she was alongside her sister Michelle for so many years. “And, introducing the representative from 5SSW, a rising star in Japanese women’s wrestling, Gemmei Oonishi!”



The crowd’s applause is polite - after all, Oonishi is a guest, but almost no one in the audience has even heard of her, much less seen her in action. “On behalf of the entire Angel Athletic Association, we welcome Gemmei Oonishi and are proud to have her here with us tonight. Additionally,” Cat begins, motioning for a ring crew member to bring in a prop check, large enough to see the amount of $4,000 from the back rows, “The Angel Athletic Association will be donating $4,000 to tsunami relief. We encourage all you Angels to donate, if you can, as well. After tonight’s show, you can head to the lobby to make donations with the charitable organizations there, or you can log into the AAA website and we’ll have links available for online giving.” The audience applauds, and Cat sends the ring crew member out of the ring. “And now, for your viewing pleasure, tonight’s special event!” (
Angle rating - 62



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A Match for Japan


Gemmei Oonishi (5SSW) vs. Tracey Brendon (AAA)


As the bell rings, the crowd is still trying to figure out the alignments of the competitors. Despite Brendon’s lack of her usual heel mannerisms, the residual heel orientation gets people behind Oonishi. The match is a slightly faster-paced affair than many AAA bouts, but Brendon proves she’s still adept working a faster, stiffer pace than the normal AAA fare. The match is fairly technical on Oonishi’s end, though she unleashes some stiff chops on Brendon’s chest that sound like a shotgun going off. Brendon, for her part, plays up a strength advantage on the smaller joshi worker, taking more of a brawling punch-and-kick style with occasional mat-based maneuvers like snapmares and hip tosses.


The match becomes a battle of stick-and-move - Oonishi’s fast but can take less direct punishment from Brendon, while Brendon has to actually catch up with Oonishi to do any damage. The rhythm of the match sees Oonishi take a slight advantage with sweeps, headscissors, flying clotheslines, and other moves that pop the crowd - particularly a nice springboard elbow that Tracey Brendon runs directly into, getting a two count for Oonishi. Each time Oonishi starts to have momentum swing her way, Brendon is able to slow the pace of the match down, neutralizing Oonishi’s speed in abdominal stretches, single-leg crabs, and sleepers.


Given Oonishi’s faster paced style, and Brendon’s deliberate style attempting to slow her down, the crowd comes around to solidly cheering for Oonishi. They cheer when Oonishi reverses Brendon’s set-up for the Idaho Crunch running powerslam into a cross armbreaker. Oonishi finally manages to turn the tables on Brendon by jumping onto the larger woman’s back and applying a (perfectly legal) rear naked choke. Brendon’s arms start flailing as she realizes her predicament, but they soon look leaden. Brendon isn’t tapping out, but she does drop to one knee. The crowd is stamping and cheering for Oonishi, and let out an exhale of disappointment when Brendon is able to summon enough strength to climb back up to her feet and run backwards into the corner. Oonishi remains on Brendon’s back, but her grip on the hold is lost. Brendon takes advantage by shifting Oonishi up onto her shoulder, and despite Oonishi’s attempt to squirm out of the predicament, Brendon is able to take a few running strides and then complete the Idaho Crunch. To the boos of the audience, Tracey Brendon gets the three-count (
Tracy Brendon defeated Gemmei Oonishi in 17:52 by pinfall with an Idaho Crunch. Match rating - 50







Following the match, Tracy Brendon extends her hand to Gemmei Oonishi. Oonishi shakes her hand, and Brendon lifts Oonishi’s arms. The crowd isn’t entirely sure how to take this, as it is essentially an entire break of kayfabe considering Brendon’s normal character, but there’s polite applause nonetheless (Angle rating - 22).


“Heck of a match, Jim.”


“I would agree, Cat. Gemmei Oonishi is incredibly talented, and she’s still young. She gave the veteran Tracey Brendon a battle. You can only imagine where she’ll be with a few more years of experience under her belt.” The roar of

erupts through the speakers.


“Jim, we saw what was, frankly, an unbelievable show of respect from Tracey Brendon in our previous match. I suspect we’ll see far less in this upcoming match, when Cherry Bomb takes on Golden Delicious.”


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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast



Cherry Bomb stalks over to the commentary table. Even though she’s several feet away, her demand - “Gimme a damn mic!” is easily picked up by the commentator microphones. After snatching away Cat’s mic, Cherry climbs into the ring. “All right, now that we got the touchy-feely part of the night over with, I got something to say!” The crowd boos the disrespect shown by Cherry Bomb. “Tonight, I take on Golden Delicious. One of Cat’s girls out of the ‘dojo’. That don’t mean anything to me! Cat Quine had the good sense to up and retire and get the hell out of the ring -
ring - before Cherry Bomb arrived in AAA. Golden Delicious, you should have followed your trainer’s lead, and gone and ducked for cover the minute this match was announced. You should have just stayed home with your kid, been a mom, hell, done anything except put yourself in a path that has you cross Cherry Bomb. You should have called Jaime Quine before you agreed to come back to AAA after you had your baby. She could have told you what happens when you step into the ring with me - you get hurt. You got a kid you got to think about - you should have thought about your kid before agreed to take me on! Because Cherry Bomb doesn’t give one good goddamn about sending mommy home so black and blue that she can’t even hold her ba-”



A clearly furious Golden Delicious, incensed at Cherry Bomb bringing her newborn child into things, runs down the aisle at top speed, sliding into the ring and then clotheslining Cherry Bomb hard enough to spin Cherry in mid-air. “While we recover Cat’s microphone, it looks like we can say that this one’s already begun!” (
Angle Rating - 84



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Golden Delicious vs. Cherry Bomb


The referee signals for bell as Golden Delicious attacks the downed Cherry Bomb in a complete frenzy. Golden Delicious screams at Cherry as she strikes Cherry with every part of her body that she can. For perhaps the first time all year, Cherry Bomb seems completely overwhelmed by her opponent. Every time Cherry tries to get back up to her feet, GD connects with a running strike of some kind of put her back down again. Eventually, GD mounts Cherry Bomb, MMA-style, and throws wild punches. In desperation, Cherry Bomb pokes GD in the eyes. Dirty, but effective, the eye gouge halts GD’s attack cold.


Wobbling a bit as she gets to her feet, Cherry soon collects herself and builds on the advantage she’s given herself. Working her methodical but explosive style, Cherry Bomb makes a clear decision to not give GD any opportunity to mount a comeback. Cherry lands a crisp snap suplex that looks like it should give GD whiplash. She follows that up with a stalled vertical suplex, holding GD up in the air for at least a solid five-count before finally taking her to the mat. She trucks GD back into the corner, landing a few body shots before hitting an avalanche in the corner. GD tries to punch from her knees, but the series of power moves hit by Cherry Bomb ensures there’s not much force behind them. Cherry delivers a nasty knee to the face of the kneeling GD, then hits her
, to end the match (
Cherry Bomb defeated Golden Delicious in 9:39 by pinfall with a Cherry Bomb. Match Rating - 59).







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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast



A sweaty, breathy, mad-eyed Cherry Bomb grabs a mic. “Do you see, Jaime Quine? Do you see? I don’t have any hesitation to destroy anyone, no matter their circumstances. I’ve wrecked
, Jaime Quine. You should have considered yourself lucky, Jaime. Lucky to have faced me twice and been able to still walk when the match was over! But no. I’d call you brave for trying to step up to me one more time, but it’s not brave Jaime Quine - it’s stupid! I have had enough of you bothering me, pretending like you’re my equal - much less that you’re better than me. You’ve moved me past annoyed, and into completely pissed off, Jaime! The only mistake I’ve made - and I admit I made it twice - is that I left you in a state where you could challenge me again after I beat you! That’s not a mistake Cherry Bomb’s going to make again! When I get done with you at Women of Wrestling next month, your career’s going to be over, that’s how bad I’m going to destroy you! And when you’re sitting there on your couch, eating potato chips and blogging about how you were going to be ‘the next big thing’ until Cherry Bomb injured you so badly you could never get in the ring again, you’ll know it’s all your own damned fault for pissing me off!” Cherry Bomb throws the mic down and stomps her way to the back (
Angle rating - 79



“As usual, strong words from Cherry Bomb,” notes the master of understatement, Jim Lou Freebush.


“Cherry Bomb makes a lot of noise, but she can back it up,” says Cat Quine. “And I have no doubt she’ll try to do exactly what she says she’s going to do at Women of Wrestling. Of course, I suspect Jaime’s going to have a lot to say about that.”


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“It looks like our tag team champions, those delicate flowers, Lilly and Rose, are heading to the ring,” announces Freebush. Lilly and Rose pose dramatically, back to back, each smelling their namesake flower, before they head to the ring together. The duo tandem rolls into the ring and climb opposite turnbuckles in perfect harmony, gesturing at the Tag Team belts they’re putting on the line.


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As previously announced, the A-List enter, heralded by a familiar drum roll. Wearing sunglasses that cost as much as an average person’s monthly wages, they approach the ring with their heads held high. The crowd jeers the arrogant duo, who pay the hoi polloi no mind. They climb into the ring, posing on the ring ropes before entering. Once in the ring, they summon over the timekeeper. They give the timekeeper their sunglasses as if they were faberge eggs. With that “important” business attended to, they go to the referee and tell him to get the match started. Before the referee can do that, however, a third theme plays.


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”Wanna make a bet?/We’ll be neck and neck/Takin’ off the gloves…”



The crowd pops as Jaime Quine and Paige Croft appear in the entranceway. The A-List are immensely unhappy to see them, and try to get the referee to start the match before Quine and Croft are official participants. The A-List’s pleas fall on deaf ears. Quine and Croft carry microphones as they approach the ring.


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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast



Quine and Croft enter the ring together, finding a neutral corner to claim. As Jaime brings her mic to her lips, the music subsides. “You know something? One month ago, at Girls Aloud, Paige Croft and I did what people claimed to be impossible - together, we put Cherry Bomb in the loss column. Whether she wants to pretend like it counts or not! If there’s one thing that I’ve learned so far this year, it’s that Paige Croft and I make one hell of a team.” The crowd cheers in agreement, and Croft nods. “Paige just found out tonight that she’ll be taking on Steph Blake for the Femme Fatale title next month at the biggest show of the year, Women of Wrestling! And I can’t think of a better, more deserving contender. Paige hasn’t lost a match all year! And that’s going to keep on being true all the way through Women of Wrestling!” The crowd cheers the idea of Paige Croft, Femme Fatale champion.



Croft looks slightly uncomfortable with all the talking, like she wants to get to the action. Nevertheless, she speaks. “It’s an honor to challenge for the Femme Fatale title. But I want to talk about tonight. Tonight, Jaime and I decided, since we liked working with each other so much last month, we’d take the Delicate Flowers up on their open challenge. And we intend on winning this challenge. I’m a wrestling machine with one function - winning, any time I step foot in that ring. What happens in one month, doesn’t matter tonight. Tonight, all that matters is that as soon as that bell rings, this machine goes to work.” (
Angle rating - 55



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AAA Tag Team Championship Match



Jaime Quine & Paige Croft vs. The A-List vs. Lilly & Rose (champions)


As the bell rings, Cat Quine explains the match format. “As you may have heard, the referee has decided this three-way challenge will occur under elimination rules. Like the three-way dance that kicked off our show, in this match, disqualifications and count-outs will not occur. Instead of the winner being the first team to score a fall, when a team is pinned, submitted, or the referee declares a stoppage, that team is eliminated from the match - but the match continues as a two-on-two match until one of the two remaining teams score a fall. The winner of the second fall will become - or remain - AAA Tag Team champions.”


The first three women in the ring are Paige Croft, Debbie Rose, and Demelza Wade. The three women warily approach the center of the ring, aware that if their competitors form an a temporary alliance, they’ll essentially be in a two-on-one situation. Croft is the first to make her move, taking Debbie Rose to the mat with a single leg takedown, followed by a kick to the side of the knee - an early and obvious set up for Croft’s incredibly painful
submission. However, by taking her eye off Wade for even a moment, Croft gives Wade an opportunity to blindside her with a forearm. The next few minutes of the contest see variations on this pattern as no alliances form, or at least they are formed and then broken quickly enough that who’s allied with who feels fluid. Any time one woman gets in a little offense on another woman, the third woman takes her shot.


The first woman to tag out is Demelza Wade, stumbling back into her corner after taking a solid kick to the back of the head courtesy of a Debbie Rose enziguri. Snow, being the freshest woman in the mix, is able to be slightly quicker than Croft and Rose, able to stick and move such that she’s able to do some damage on one opponent and still have time to react when the third woman in the ring makes her move. Snow whips Croft into the empty corner of the ring with enough force to knock the smaller competitor in this match to the canvas. Snow takes the opportunity to hang Croft up in a Tree of Woe - temporarily neutralizing one of her opponents - but turns directly around into a perfectly-executed dropkick by Kate Lilly, who was tagged in by Debbie Rose while Snow had her back turned.


With Snow taken off guard and Croft still hung up in the corner, Lilly unleashes a barrage of high-speed offense against Snow - headscissor takedowns followed by senton splashes, multiple arm drags, even a crucifix into a pinfall attempt. After Snow kicks out, she goes onto her hands and knees, calling for a non-existent time-out. It’s enough to make Lilly pause, and when she does, Snow gestures toward the still-tangled Croft. Lilly scans the situation, and puts her hand out for Snow to both shake on it and to stand. Lilly runs from the opposite turnbuckle and dropkicks the inverted Croft with enough force to send her back down to the mat. She whips Croft toward Snow, who is able to back body drop Croft high up into the air, given Croft’s stature. With Croft dazed, Snow points to the turnbuckle, seemingly signaling Lilly to hit her
on Croft. Lilly hops to the top turnbuckle in a single go, then takes her time to set up the leap.


Too long, as it turns out. Croft rolls out of the way, toward her corner, the moment Lilly takes to the air. Lilly hits the canvas with a sickening smack. The moment she gets up, she gets rocked by a massive
from the just-tagged-in Jaime Quine. Quine is about to go for the pinfall when she gets hit with a superkick as well - a
from the just-tagged-in Demelza Wade. Kate Lilly is the closer of the two downed women, and so Wade makes the cover. Wade gets three, and the current champions are eliminated from this match - AAA will have new Tag Team champions tonight!




Wade immediately goes for the cover on the downed Jaime Quine as well. The referee refuses to make the count, however, directing Wade into her corner to officially begin the second fall of the match. Wade is incensed, arguing with the referee to make the count - a major tactical blunder, as it gives Quine additional time to recover from a kick that looked like it should have taken her head off. Wade finally returns to her own corner, and Jaime Quine drags herself over to her own corner. To no one’s surprise, as soon as the referee starts the second fall, Jaime Quine tags Paige Croft into the match.


To everyone’s surprise, Wade immediately goes for a SuperStar Kick on Croft. Whether through scouting or sheer reflexes, Croft dodges, grabs Wade by the ankle, and takes her down to the mat into an ankle lock. Wade’s far from the ropes, but with Jaime Quine still recovering from the SuperStar Kick, Snow is able to charge across the ring and clothesline Croft, breaking up the submission. With the referee busy trying to herd Snow back to the apron, Wade uses the distraction to put her hands around Croft’s neck and apply a very obviously illegal choke. Snow, seeing what her partner’s up to, continues to resist the referee’s orders as the crowd makes more and more noise, trying to alert the referee of the blatant cheating. Finally, the referee manages to get Snow onto the apron and turns around, seeing the choke applied. He immediately starts a five-count and between numbers points out Croft and Quine win the title on a DQ. Wade stares the referee in the eye until he’s about to call out “five”, and only then releases her choke.


Satisfied with her dirty work, Wade tags Snow in, taking another four-and-three-fourths count to stop a double team beatdown before leaving the ring. Still gasping for air, Croft finds herself unable to defend against Snow’s solid offense of short-arm clotheslines, suplexes, and grinding mat holds. The audience starts cheering for Croft to work her way out of a chinlock, where the smallest competitor in the match finds some unexpected power and manages to lift Snow’s arms off her, and hit a drop toe hold to put some space between them. Croft heads toward her corner and gets within inches of Jaime Quine’s outstretched hand before Snow manages to grab Croft’s leg and pull her away. Snow decides to try a more brawling offense to keep Croft down, and it appears to work well.


But Snow gets cocky enough to not pay attention to positioning, and she allows Croft to get within Quine’s reach, thinking her opponent is out on her feet (or in a heap, as it were). She taunts the crowd and signals that’s she’s going to hit the
...and as she does, Croft makes the tag to Jaime Quine. Quine doesn’t immediately get it, and lets Snow get Croft into position for the Snow Plow - and then enters the ring with a titanic K.O. Kick that looks like Snow should be feeling whiplash. Wade - who missed the tag - doesn’t react quickly enough when the legal woman Quine makes the cover. She dives to break up the pinfall...just a fraction of a second after Jaime Quine gets the three-count (
Jaime Quine and Paige Croft defeated The A-List and Lilly & Rose in 22:01; the order of elimination was Lilly & Rose first, and then The A-List. Jaime Quine and Paige Croft win the AAA Tag Team titles. Match rating - 59








“YES!” exclaims Cat Quine. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, everyone. I know I’m supposed to be objective. But how can I be objective about my sister winning her first AAA Tag Team championship? Jaime, you earned it - and you couldn’t have a better person to have earned it with than Paige Croft.”


“Lilly and Rose made a challenge, which you have to respect, but at the end of the day it will be Jaime Quine and Paige Croft who will walk out of Babe Blast as AAA Tag Team champions,” says Freebush. “It looks like the A-List, particularly Demelza Wade, is not happy about the outcome.”


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In the ring at AAA Babe Blast



“Stadium Love” continues to play as the new tag champions head back behind the curtain. Still in the ring is a recovering Nadia Snow and a furious Demelza Wade. Wade is kicking the turnbuckles in anger, leaving Snow to pull herself back up using the ropes. When Wade turns and sees that Snow’s on her feet, Wade immediately gets into her face. “What in the hell, Nadia! How could you let this happen?” she screams.


“How could
let this happen? Where the hell were you when Quine made the cover, huh? Yeah, I got suckered in but you’re supposed to be my second pair of eyes, watching out for that!” retorts Snow.


“Oh, don’t blame this on me, Nadia!
blew it, again! Just like you did when you got the
deserved!” Wade pushes Snow at the end of her accusation.


Snow looks for a moment like she’s about to murder Wade right in the middle of the ring, but then the tension leaves her body. “You know what, Demelza? You think all I do is screw things up for you? Fine. Clearly you don’t need me, and I sure as hell don’t need you.” Snow drops to the mat and rolls out of the ring, stalking out of the arena alone. Wade remains in the ring, yelling at the departing Snow.


“Nadia! Come back here, right now! You don’t get to decide who needs who around here! I’m the one in charge here! Nadia! Get back here! Nadia!” (
Angle rating - 57



“A seismic shift in AAA if this means what it appears to mean!” exclaims Freebush.


“Oh, absolutely, Jim. The A-List have been inseparable since they arrived in AAA seven years ago. In that time they’ve been both singles and tag champions. We have no idea what they’d be like apart. But unless some serious patching up happens, very soon, it looks like we might find out.”


“What an evening, Cat. We’re so glad all you Angels, both here in Pullman and watching at home, joined us to share in the excitement. Two weeks from now we make our return to Alaska - by popular demand - for The Lass Frontier II! And just one month from now, AAA’s biggest show of the year - the 20th edition of Women of Wrestling. You won’t want to miss that! On behalf of my broadcast partner Cat Quine, this is Jim Lou Freebush signing off - have a wonderful night!”


Final show score - 61

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AAA Babe Blast Prediction Roundup & Thoughts


Prediction Contest Results




Suzanne Brazzle vs. Ellie May Walton vs. Joanna Silver vs. Glorious Gloria


I asked in the show preview card if the upset could happen. No friggin' way. Basically, this was Suzanne Brazzle trying to impart some skill to the remedial class.


Main Card


AAA Top Contender’s Championship Match

Selina Svelte vs. Laura Flame vs. Foxxy LaRue (champion)


Foxxy's actually having a maddening time gaining pop for me, which is strange because she's super over in the Mid South compared to where she started in January 2016. Still, she's definitely more over than Selina or Laura at this point. I will say, Laura Flame has quickly brought her pop up and she's able to give me more than solid in-ring performances. Svelte's holding down the fort without Talia fairly nicely - though I mean, I gave her the "Sidekick" gimmick, so she works better with Talia Quinzel than without her.


Steffi Chee vs. Devil’s Daughter


Even the Wyatt Family got to beat Kane and seem like a threat for three months before the WWE neutered them. Lilith's charge can't lose this match. Though if I booked her as losing the match, I bet I'd get a job offer from Vince as a perfect fit for Raw's booking team.


On the other hand, Steffi Chee really deserves better. That said, she's still got a job with me despite her inflated salary (due to at least a little pop in pretty much every region on earth) because she's got some good performance skills that help develop younger workers, and she's got a good attitude backstage. That'll keep you around, at least until your contract ends.


Tracy Brendon vs. Gemmei Oonishi (A Representative from 5 Star Supreme Wrestling - A Match for the People of Japan)


So, turns out, since AAA and 5SSW have absolutely zero overlap, it's actually stupid hard to get a talent loan with them to work. But I finally managed one - I got Gemmei Oonishi for Jaime Quine, Cherry Bomb, and $4,000. Bit friggin' lopsided, if you ask me. I mean, I could have just found a Japanese worker that will work in the US and done a one-night contract, but I felt like the story worked better if it worked out as a talent loan. I justified the $4,000 as a "donation to Japan", which is game terms, was actually just a payment to 5SSW. Of course, they'll probably need it - the Japanese economy is in the single digits following the tsunami event :eek:


AAA Femme Fatale Championship

Steph Blake (and Zoe Ammis) vs. ???? (Sarah Taylor)


I love that you've all gotten enough of Steph Blake as a character to generally guess that she'd give herself a match against someone she clearly is far superior to, if given the choice. You were all correct - Steph Blake is actually that terrible of a person. But I'm kind of pleased no one thought she'd stoop so low as to make it a handicap match. I mean, it's against AAA's best-known jobber! She could beat her in five minutes in any match type. But no, Steph Blake...just when you think she's scraped the bottom of the barrel, she finds the barrel goes even lower than you could possibly imagine.


I legitimately worried a bit in making this match, whether it would be an unconscionable devaluing of the Femme Fatale title. I'm sure the in-universe smarks are probably writing message board screeds :p But I realized, the point of a good heel is to make people want to see someone finally put them in their place. And with a match against the Tiny Terminator in a month, Steph Blake's going to be facing a reckoning very soon...


Golden Delicious vs. Cherry Bomb


So, I, uhm, managed to forget to add this to the preview card. Probably because there wasn't any story leading into this match beyond Cherry Bomb's Ivan Drago-like obsession with must crushing Jaime Quine. That said, if I had remembered to add it to the preview, I suspect you all would have selected Cherry Bomb. Heck, I could have listed "An Atomic Bomb vs. Cherry Bomb" and your selections would probably have been "Cherry Bomb in a squash" or "Trick question, they're essentially the same thing."


AAA Tag Team Championship Open Challenge

Lilly & Rose (champions) vs. ???? (Jaime Quine & Paige Croft vs. The A-List)


So, the A-List and Quine & Croft were the two most popular guesses for the match. You guessed one of them, you get a point in the bonus. But no one guessed it would be a multi-team affair. I suppose I understand thinking that I wouldn't book two three-way matches on a single show; probably shouldn't have, but that's a result of two separate storylines managing to converge at the same time.


Funny enough, this is the first time Jaime Quine's held the Tag Team titles in AAA. She's got three Top Contender runs. Now, all Jaime needs is to one day win the Femme Fatale title and she'll be - I suspect, I'll have to make absolutely sure - the youngest Triple Crown champion in AAA history. That might be a while yet, so even if she would be right this very moment, that may not be the case if/when she gets a run with the belt.


Even more funny enough, this victory is the first time Paige Croft has won gold of any kind in AAA. Which kind of shocked me. It's not like she's brand-new to AAA either. Heck, even Wendy Anderson had a short run with the Top Contender title! Oh well. I can't go back and undo past injustice, I can only make amends starting now.


Bonus Questions:


1. Who will Steph Blake defend her title against?


Poor, poor Sarah Taylor. Hey, she did improve her in-ring performance in that match, so...moral victory? Question mark?


2. What match type will Steph Blake select for her title defense?


A Handicap Match. Against a rookie enhancement talent. DID YOU KNOW?: Steph Blake is the dirt worst person.


3. Who will be Steph Blake’s challenger at Women of Wrestling 20?


Paige Croft. She's no rookie enhancement talent, that's for sure. She is, in fact, the only undefeated member of my roster, so far as I can tell.


4. Which member of the 5SSW roster will challenge Tracy Brendon?


Gemmei Oonishi. She's been part of some of the other women's C-Verse fed diaries. I don't think I'm going to hire her on full-time, even though she did put on a heck of a match with Tracey Brendon. AAA is so promo-based that the language barrier just can't let me justify the expense of offering her a contract. Still, as AAA gets bigger and more financially robust (crossing fingers), she'd be on my radar of potential international talent.


5. Who will respond to Lilly & Rose’s tag title open challenge?


Jaime Quine/Paige Croft and the A-List. First, "Delicate Flowers" hasn't become the official name of Lilly & Rose, but I'm so stealing that and making it their official name at some point (thanks Temes!). Second, I'm totally bucking the usual prediction helper of "always pick the team with a team name", as the A-List are the only team meeting that criteria. Thirdly, booking Lilly & Rose is actually kind of hard. They're generally way, way more over than most of the rest of my tag teams, particularly face teams - which, in terms of established face teams, are The Princess & the Punk (Higgins & Sentinel) and Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson). Lilly & Rose are like, 7-10 pop more than the highest rated member of those teams (Anderson). Want to know the honest reason why the tag team division hasn't been a focus in this diary? That would be it. It's not like I have some McMahon-esque hatred of tag team wrestling. I actually love it - go watch #DIY vs. the Revival at NXT Toronto right now if you want to see a match that makes me have emoji heart eyes.


I'm serious. Go watch it right now. Unless your house is on fire. In which case, make sure you grab your phone on the way out so you can see the match while you watch firefighters put out the smoldering remains of your domicile.


Tiebreaker - Cherry Bomb will cut a promo on Golden Delicious. The rating will be somewhere between 75 and 100 (which Cherry achieved at the previous show). What will Cherry’s promo on GD score?


Cherry rocked an 84. It's no 100 like she pulled last time. But she's still the best woman I have on the mic. I honestly feel like I'm not doing her justice with the promos I'm giving her. Need to go back and watch more original heel run 1996 Stone Cold promos...


Prediction Contest Results


Dr_Avalanche: 6/6 matches, 3/6 bonus, Tiebreaker - 96 (9 points)

MrWolf101: 6/6 matches, 1/6 bonus, Tiebreaker - 92 (7 points)

sincerenoble: 4/6 matches, 2/6 bonus, Tiebreaker - 90 (6 points)

Temes1066: 5/6 matches, 2/6 bonus, Tiebreaker - 84 (7 points)

theheel: 4/6 matches, 1/6 bonus, Tiebreaker - 90 (5 points)


Well, there was actually some variance in terms of the match outcomes. Though I blame/credit that more on there being so many "mystery challengers". We'll see what this looks like with more announced matches. The tiebreaker didn't come into effect, but Temes1066 gets a Marvel Comics-style No-Prize for nailing it to the exact number. Well played, sir! But congratulations go to the Good Doctor Avalanche for his two-point victory. Good sir, your narrative prize will be messaged to you shortly.


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I'm having a blast writing this, y'all. I hope that comes through in the writing. I hope you're enjoying the ride too :)


sincerenoble - you guessed a team called "The Anti-Establishment" would take on Lilly & Rose. I don't have a team under that name. Are they a couple of workers outside AAA? Or were you thinking of two AAA workers who you believe should have that incredibly awesome nickname which I will probably use if that's the case?


I love hearing what you're thinking. And as is clear, I am totally willing to take your suggestions about narrative elements. I really like "Delicate Flowers" for Lilly & Rose. They deserve an actual team name, being four-time tag champs and all!

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I love hearing what you're thinking. And as is clear, I am totally willing to take your suggestions about narrative elements. I really like "Delicate Flowers" for Lilly & Rose. They deserve an actual team name, being four-time tag champs and all!


I wish I could say the name "The Delicate Flowers" was mine, but I was actually a name for their team in Self's old Frontier Combat Kingdom diary; where they served as Kayfabe proteges to an Ultra-Heel Catherine Quine (a women so despised in FCK, that even the Company's Heel GM couldn't stand her)

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That was really a good card from top to bottom. I can tell your having fun writing this and I'm enjoying it. You have some great characters in this game with Cherry Bomb, Steph Blake, Zoe, and now the mysterious Lilith.


I like the pending break up storyline of the A-list too.

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<p>June 5, 2016 - A Delicate Interlude Interview</p><p> </p><p>

<em>From the “Cat’s Cradle Interviews” section of the AAA website:</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/kEkUwNO.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>Cat Quine</strong>: Hello to all you Angels! I’m here today to talk to four-time AAA Tag Team champions Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Lz8zst8.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/ftiHnYI.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>Debbie Rose</strong>: That’s “The Delicate Flowers”, Quine.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Excuse me?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Kate Lilly</strong>: The Delicate Flowers. All this time, we’ve not had a team name. That ends right now. After all, Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose define and refine tag team wrestling in AAA every single day, like we’ve done every single day since we walked in the door in 2007. We’re awesome individually, but we’re unstoppable as a team. It’s time to reflect that.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: All right, you’re the Delicate Flowers. Jim and I will make the change on commentary.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: You two have a lot you need to change, but baby steps, I suppose.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Now wait just a minute. What’s that supposed to mean?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: What it means, Cat <em>Quine</em>, is that we were disgusted by your commentary during that travesty at <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow">Babe Blast</a>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: The travesty where the “most unstoppable tag team in AAA” was the first team eliminated from the AAA Tag Team title match?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: There you go again, Quine. Is that <em>factually</em> correct? Sure. But you’re leaving out the important context that it took not one, but two, teams to beat the Delicate Flowers.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: We wouldn’t want to tarnish Jaime’s precious little victory, now would we?</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/5Auj7Hh.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/F4Wr0uD.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Hold on. Yes, I admit that I got caught up in the emotion of Jaime and Paige Croft winning their first Tag Team titles. I’m only human, okay? But you go back to that match and - unless you’re trying to hear something that isn’t really there - you’ll hear that I called that match as free of bias as I possibly could. Believe me, the last thing I want is Jaime to have a cheap victory she didn’t earn. And if that did happen, I’d be the first to say so.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: How noble.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Well, I guess we’ll get a chance to test that in about three and a half weeks.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: What do you mean?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Oh, Cat, come on. Do you think we’d lose our titles and just roll over?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: We want our contractually stipulated rematch. And we’ve already secured said rematch with General Manager Jemson.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: But Lass Frontier II is in less than two weeks.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: I don’t think she gets it.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: I don’t think she does, no.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: The time frame you two put that rematch at...oh, no. Wait a second.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Now she gets it.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: You’re telling me the rematch is going to happen at Women of Wrestling?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: What do you know, give that brain of hers enough time to pick up some momentum, and she can put two and two together.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: But Paige Croft is already scheduled for a Femme Fatale title match against Steph Blake! And Jaime’s signed the contract for her to face Cherry Bomb at Women of Wrestling already!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Thank you, Cap’n Obvious. Or is that Oblivious? Maybe that’s your full name. Captain Obvious Oblivious. Esquire, or something.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: You two have made it so that both Paige and Jaime have two matches a piece at Women of Wrestling. Now, tell me, did you two come up with this, or did someone or someones else put you up to this?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: What is that supposed to mean? You going conspiracy theorist on us, Cat?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: We just want our titles back. And our contract lets us call our shot. It’s not our fault Jaime and Paige decided they wanted to steal our titles from us when they had already been booked for Women of Wrestling.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: We’re so sorry, does that make big sis upset?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: I’m not taking the bait. And to be honest, you should be <em>glad</em> I’m not.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Ooooooh, scary.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: I’m all a-quiver, Deb.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: All right, fine. Let’s talk about something else. With the retirement of Vixxen and Michelle Brendon, and Jessica Bunny leaving the company, the other four-time AAA Tag Team champion teams - Wild Times, Brendon Sisters, and Good Lookin’ Bunny respectively - are likely to stay where they are in terms of total Tag Titles won. Do you think you’ll be the first five-time AAA Tag Team champions? And what would that mean, to stand alone, with more title victories than two Hall of Fame teams?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: The first question is pretty obvious. Yes, we’ll be five time champions when we defeat Jaime and Paige.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: The second question is actually worth our time. We think about our legacy frequently, Cat. We’ve both got years and years left in the tank, we're both under 30, so it’s not like we have to get desperate to define who we are. Everyone knows who we are - the greatest tag team that has ever stepped foot in an AAA ring.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: The question is, how much more greatness is there to achieve? We win our fifth title at Women of Wrestling. We stand alone, above any other tag team in this company’s history. Then what? I can tell you one thing - our goal is not to get to, like, 8 titles or 10 titles. Because that would mean we’d have to lose the belts again. And believe me, once we get those belts back, they’re never going anywhere else until we decide we’re done with this sport. So I guess our legacy will be the longest reigning AAA Tag Team champions of all time.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Let’s talk about the other tag teams in the company. I think we’ve talked plenty about Jaime & Paige. What about the team that actually scored the pinfall on you at Babe Blast, the A-List?</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Welcome to Drama City, Population: Them!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: There’s no denying the A-List are talented. But they each want to be a bigger star than the other. They’re two incredibly talented individuals - but as we saw at Babe Blast, they’re less than the sum of their parts. That's why we've been AAA Tag Team Champions twice as many times as the A-List.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: How about Christy Higgins and Simony Sentinel, the Princess and the Punk?</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/TjVyclG.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/U10U2qP.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/XaMRxhf.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: They’re cute.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: They are sort of adorable, aren’t they? All that pink. And their little pirate manager, too! But the name of the game is toughness. They’re little girls, and if they step up to us, they’ll discover they’re little girls playing at a grown woman’s game.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: What about The Uprising?</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/dcnOexP.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/3vdoMpU.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: It’s a real shame what Foxxy LaRue did to Talia Quinzel.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Talia <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2206353&postcount=71" rel="external nofollow">hurt herself</a> jumping from the top turnbuckle. Foxxy wasn’t within five feet of Talia when it happened.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: There you go again, Cat. Sure, that may <em>technically</em> be true, but can you prove Foxxy had <em>nothing</em> to do with that injury?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: I mean, I can’t <em>prove</em> it with 100% certainty…</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Well, there you go. Anyway, The Uprising are a great team. Selina Svelte’s been showing she’s a fine wrestler while Talia recouperates from LaRue’s unconscionable maiming. Once the Delicate Flowers retire, The Uprising will be the next great AAA Tag Team champions.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/PVM1Kw9.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/Y4lKwTx.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: What about Wendy Anderson and Bobbie McGee? They’re calling themselves “Flower Power” on social media.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: …</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: ...</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: ...</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: ...what.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Are you...she’s ribbing us. You’re ribbing us, Cat, right?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: She’s got to be. You can tell it’s one of Cat’s jokes, because no one’s laughing.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: I’m afraid not, ladies. Check out #FlowerPower.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Both women whip out their phones, and about ten seconds later…</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Son of a…</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: They just started the hashtag yesterday!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: They must have heard we were going to name ourselves the Delicate Flowers, and rushed out to steal our thunder before we could make our announcement!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: Just who on earth do they think they are? They <em>just</em> started tagging together! We’ve been doing this for a decade! They can’t just step on our toes like this!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: I’m afraid they have.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>KL</strong>: This is an outrage!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Cat, we’re done here. We have to take care of some business.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Debbie Rose and Kate Lilly both stand, undo their mics, and leave the interview in a huff. Debbie Rose’s voice is heard off screen.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DR</strong>: Cat!...yes, I mean <em>General Manager</em> Jemson. Listen, we need you to book a match at Lass Frontier right away…</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CQ</strong>: Well, I suppose this interview is over, Angels. We thank you for joining us, and we hope we see you in less than two weeks for our second sojourn to the 50th state, Alaska - or as we call it here in AAA, the Lass Frontier!</p>

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Great interview, man.


The Delicate Flowers were fun, perhaps not as good as Stephanie Blake but there are very few who are better.


By the way, I think Flower Power is a great idea, after all every tag division needs jobbers, and those two fit the bill nicely.


Edit: It has being bugging me for a while what is up with that Alaska location, as I can't seem to find it amongst my locations?

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Temes1066" data-cite="Temes1066" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Edit: It has being bugging me for a while what is up with that Alaska location, as I can't seem to find it amongst my locations?</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> It's actually a mod from TEW 2013 - it adds in like 5,000+ real world venues from around the world. The US and Canada are, perhaps unsurprisingly, better represented than the rest of the world, but there are venues for Japan, Mexico, Europe, and maaaaaybe Australia? I could try to remember where I found it, if you'd like. I have also been adding in my own venues, by doing a bit of legwork and finding places that could possibly hold a wrestling ring - I'm going with the "1 person per square foot, minus the dimensions of an average ring" to gauge potential capacity for places that have square footage listings but no capacity listing.</p><p> </p><p> Why yes, that <em>is</em> a ludicrous use of my time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Temes1066" data-cite="Temes1066" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Great interview, man.<p> </p><p> The Delicate Flowers were fun, perhaps not as good as Stephanie Blake but there are very few who are better.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I sort of think of it as a <a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat#" rel="external nofollow">Sliding Scale of Villain Threat</a>. Steph Blake is pretty much the worst person in the company, in terms of having a truly awful personality. Cherry Bomb matches her, except where Steph's prideful, Cherry's wrathful. The Delicate Flowers are also terrible people, they're just not as terrible as Steph Blake is, because <em>no one can be</em>.</p><p> </p><p> Also, everyone, be on the lookout for a prediction post for the next AAA event, Lass Frontier II, coming later tonight most likely - if not tonight, it'll most definitely be tomorrow!</p>
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<p>Story Interlude - The Grass is Always Greener</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Macon Plaza Hotel Bar</strong></p><p><strong>

Macon-Bibb, Georgia</strong></p><p><strong>

June 8, 2016</strong></p><p><strong>

11:20 PM</strong></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/WGd1uUu.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/9u2gi3f.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

Joanne Rodriguez sat alone at the end of the bar. She had intentionally positioned herself so that her back was to the entrance. It wasn’t that she minded seeing fans - and she certainly had more of them than ever, since showing up on USPW television three months ago - but tonight, she wanted to be alone. Which, of course, was never in the cards when she wanted it to be. A woman’s voice came from behind her. </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/QtbBWpU.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

“Hey pretty lady, is this seat taken?” Joanne turned around and smiled. Most anyone else would have gotten what her husband called the “Death Gaze” instead. But Sara Marie York - hair still in her now-mandatory ponytail when portraying her new “Miss Sara” character, but minus the glasses - had never, so far as Joanne could remember, earned the dreaded Death Gaze.</p><p> </p><p>

“I dunno, you going to buy me a drink?”</p><p> </p><p>

Sara took a seat on the stool next to Joanne, in an otherwise nearly-empty bar. “I’m pretty sure that you’re down several drinks, in the whole ‘who-owes-who-a-drink’ ledger,” she said, teasingly.</p><p> </p><p>

Joanne laughed. “Well, then, what are you having, girlfriend? Or should I say, ‘Miss Sara’, eh?”</p><p> </p><p>

Sara rolled her eyes. “Oh my god, stop. And that’ll be a gin martini.”</p><p> </p><p>

Joanne placed the order. “Seriously, though. At least you have a character. I have no idea who I’m supposed to be. ‘Spicy Latina Diva’? ‘Sofia Vergara wannabe’? ‘Me, Just With Way More Makeup’? They haven’t given me anything to work with. ‘Just go out and get yourself over’ they tell me. Well, okay, great, but I have no idea what ‘me’ they want to get over.”</p><p> </p><p>

The bartender brought Sara’s drink. She took a sip. “I hear you. But ‘Mr. Packer’s Fighting Secretary’ is...I don’t know. It’s ridiculous. Like, the shelf life on the gimmick can’t be that long, right? Eventually, I’m so involved in the wrestling side of things that the idea that I still fetch coffee during daytime hours has to become absurd. And then who am I?”</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/IcVq7U0.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

“You’re Sara Marie York,” Joanne replied. “You’re six years younger than me, you’ve already been booked into a program with Raven Nightfall - I’m sorry, ‘Robinson’ down here in Atlanta - and you’re the best damned wrestler I’ve worked with during the 11 years we’ve worked together.” York blushed. “See! Like that. That’s friggin’ adorable. People eat that up.”</p><p> </p><p>

“Oh, stop it,” said Sara, with a laugh. Then she sighed. “You know, I was thinking how weird it is, to not be gearing up for Women of Wrestling this time of year.”</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/2BSgP8m.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

Joanne nodded. “I know what you mean. Like, June was off-limits for anything because the entire month is nothing but promoting WoW. Looks like a pretty good card so far. Cherry Bomb and Jaime should be good. Cherry’s been on fire recently, I can’t believe this company let her go. And what about Steph? Sheesh.”</p><p> </p><p>

“I <em>know</em>!” Sara exclaimed. “That ‘Queen of Mean’ gimmick is stupid over. I always liked working with Steph, and my god, the woman never gets tired, but I had no idea she had a gimmick like that in her. And she’s working with Paige Croft - there’s another one who I didn’t know could go main event, but she’s done it with that whole ‘Tiny Terminator’ shtick. It’s amazing. They’ve turned her into a monster, despite her being face and being smaller than any other woman on the roster.”</p><p> </p><p>

“I miss it, you know?” Joanne asked rhetorically. “AAA was a small pond, I know, but it was nice being a big fish there. USPW isn’t even a big pond - it’s an ocean. And I feel kind of lost around here, you know? <em>Floundering</em>, if you weeeeell.” Joanne made an exaggerated wink, while Sara fake-retched.</p><p> </p><p>

“Oh my God, that was so bad that I’m going to have to really lay it in to you the next time we’re in the ring together, just to rebalance your karma,” Sara laughed. “I mean...yeah, I had a program with Raven. Have a program? I have no idea what’s going on with that storyline. For a company that’s so damned big, they’re changing their minds and rewriting on the fly all the way up to showtime. They’ve got 17 writers on staff and I have no idea where things are going, while Cat would just pull you aside at the Lair and go over a plan for the next three to six months, and that was that unless injury happened. How on earth do you run the biggest wrestling operation on the planet, and be this disorganized? For crying out loud, they flew me out here, put me up in this gorgeous hotel, because they were going to run a segment - a segment that could have been pre-taped, but they wanted me live for five minutes’ worth of work - and then I get here and they tell me they decided to cut the segment. How do you run a company like this?”</p><p> </p><p>

“I dunno, I figure swimming pools of money probably helps,” said Joanne with a shrug. “They own the networks they show TV on, and even wasting money like that, they’re still clearing a boatload of cash from advertisers and merch each month.”</p><p> </p><p>

“I guess,” Sara responded. “God, good old Anne Stardust would have had a stroke. Do you remember how much of a fuss it was when she finally agreed to provide snacks backstage?”</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Opjjmbh.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p><p>

“Oh, God. ‘We operate on a boot lace-thin budget here! You girls want a lavish spread backstage? Fine. But I expect you all to earn the cost back out in that ring!’” Joanne laughed. “And we bought it! Then it turned out Anne’s ‘lavish spread’ was a bunch of stale rolls and day-old deli meat and American cheese singles, and she acted like we were getting caviar and champagne!”</p><p> </p><p>

Sara wiped a tear out of her eye, catching her breath from laughing so hard. “Oh, I miss that crazy, penny-pinching, manipulative bitch-genius sometimes,” she said, quickly adding, “but certainly not around payday!”</p><p> </p><p>

“I’ll toast to that!” said Joanna, raising her glass. Sara raised her glass and they clinked their glasses. “Seriously. I’m not going to ask you how much you’re making, but I’m making three times as much money to work half as hard as I did in AAA. I get paid three times as much to work ten minutes in front of crowds of 12,000 people, instead of 30 minutes for 3,000 people. I get to fly to Hawaii on someone else's dime to work those ten minutes, instead of putting hundreds of miles on my car to go to <a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202208&postcount=22" rel="external nofollow">Klamath Falls</a>. I should be happy about that, right?”</p><p> </p><p>

Sara raised an eyebrow as she drank. “I know I’m happier when I log in to my bank account. Oh, who knows? Maybe we’ll pull a Cherry, make bank for a decade, half a decade, then come back to AAA once we’ve paid off our various loans.”</p><p> </p><p>

Joanne pursed her lips. “Maybe. Then again, I’m 37. I may not have half a decade. We’ll see.” Joanne finished her drink. “Speaking of Cherry, I think they’ve announced the card for that Alaska show they’re doing right before WoW. God, we got out at the right time to avoid having to do that travel. You seen the card?” Sara shook her head no. “You want to see it?”</p><p> </p><p>

Sara shrugged. “Sure, why not?” Joanne pulled out her phone.</p><p> </p><p>

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</p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>AAA presents The Lass Frontier II</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>

Mulcahy Stadium</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>

Anchorage, AK</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>

June 16, 2016</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Preshow</span></strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Amber Allen vs. Ariel Breaks</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

AAA is excited to welcome one of two new members to its roster, Amber Allen! Amber Allen may not be much of a name known in the United States, but Allen was a cornerstone of the Canadian North of the Border Pro Wrestling women’s division for the past five years. Amber’s a technical wrestler par excellence, trained by none other than AAA's own Steffi Chee. She draws the crafty young Ariel Breaks as her first opponent, and you know Breaks will want to spoil Allen’s welcome. Breaks has the talent to do so - but will talent be enough to defeat experience?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel) vs. Glorious Gloria & Elsa Calvo</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

The other new edition to the AAA roster, Elsa Calvo is an exciting young wrestler who has a style influenced by lucha libre, mixed with good old smashmouth brawling. Calvo teams with fellow newcomer Glorious Gloria, and what a potent combo they could be - Calvo’s agility and tenacity combined with Gloria’s size and power helps make this a well-rounded team. But Christy Higgins and Simony Sentinel are on a roll recently, even if they’re been confined to showing their skills off for a mostly pre-show audience. If you’re in the Anchorage area, make sure you arrive early to catch this match - we expect it’ll be a vision of the future of AAA, right now.</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Card</span></strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Sarah Taylor vs. Nadia Snow</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

Following the heated words between Nadia Snow and her fellow A-Lister, Demelza Wade, two weeks ago at </div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow">Babe Blast</a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;">, General Manager Cat Jemson has decided to try to let cooler heads prevail by letting Snow and Wade have solo matches at Lass Frontier II. The hope is that Snow and Wade will take their frustrations out on someone besides each other. However, Sarah Taylor - after the utterly unfair two-on-one match she had against Blake and Ammis at Babe Blast - is looking to show she’s more than just a punching bag. Can Snow focus on the job and put Taylor away? Or will Taylor steal one from the distracted Nadia Snow?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>The Delicate Flowers (Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose) vs. Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

In an interview with Cat Quine, Kate Lilly and Debbie Rose dubbed themselves “The Delicate Flowers”. They were </div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215751&postcount=131" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215751&postcount=131" rel="external nofollow">then informed</a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215751&postcount=131" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;">, the day prior to their announcement, AAA mainstay Wendy Anderson and newcomer Bobbie McGee had decided to form a permanent team called “Flower Power” - even getting a hashtag going to celebrate the team name! The Delicate Flowers were unhappy - an understatement, for sure - and demanded GM Jemson to book this match in a fit of pique. In this War of the Roses, who’ll get the petals, and who will get the thorns?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Katherine Goodlooks vs. Demelza Wade</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

The second of two matches featuring the members of the A-List at Lass Frontier. In some ways, Katherine Goodlooks is where Demelza Wade may soon be if the A-List can’t pull it together - a member of an iconic team, suddenly finding themselves solo. Goodlooks is a four-time AAA Tag Team Champion, and she’s had time to adjust to a solo career. Meanwhile, Wade’s head may not be fully in this match - and though the Adorable One is, well, adorable, she’s also immensely skilled, a likely future Hall of Fame member, and is absolutely capable of adding to Demelza Wade’s woes.</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>AAA Top Contender’s #1 Contender Match</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>

Zoe Ammis vs. ????</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

Following Babe Blast, Zoe Ammis requested a Top Contender’s title shot against Foxxy LaRue at AAA’s premiere showcase, Women of Wrestling. However, after </div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow">the shenanigans</a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"> pulled by Steph Blake and Zoe Ammis - facilitated by GM Cat Jemson - the AAA Board of Directors put their foot down and stated that if Ammis wanted a title shot at Women of Wrestling, she’d have to earn it in a #1 Contender’s match first. We can’t print Ammis’ response, but needless to say, she was unhappy - so whoever Jemson selects as the other half of this match, they’re going to be facing a disgruntled Zoe Ammis, a prospect you can imagine most of the AAA locker room does not relish. That said, whoever steps up could find themselves in a position to take on Foxxy LaRue at AAA’s biggest event of the year, so this may be a case of high risk-high reward.</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Foxxy LaRue vs. Cherry Bomb</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Note: This is a non-title match.</strong></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Foxxy LaRue </div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2206353&postcount=71" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2206353&postcount=71" rel="external nofollow">won the Top Contender’s title the very first day</a></div><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2206353&postcount=71" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"> she arrived in AAA, and she hasn’t looked back as she’s fought off challenges from Laura Flame and Selina Svelte. But no doubt, this match will be the biggest challenge Foxxy’s faced in AAA. The ever-explosive Cherry Bomb is looking to make a statement before she meets her nemesis Jaime Quine at Women of Wrestling. Cherry’s rage has run over nearly everyone she’s fought this year, but Foxxy’s got a bit of a temper of her own, and she certainly never backs down. Ever wonder what two trains colliding would look like? Come watch this match and find out.</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>In addition</strong></div><div style="margin-left:25px;">, the Mother of Monsters, Lilith, has informed AAA officials that she will be issuing a challenge to a member of the AAA roster to meet her “child”, Devil’s Daughter, at Women of Wrestling. What will the Dark Lady of AAA have to say - and upon whose head will her evil eye fall?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bonus Questions:</span></strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

1. Who will be the opponent facing Zoe Ammis in the #1 Contender’s match be?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

2. Which member of the AAA roster will Lilith challenge to a match against Devil’s Daughter?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

3. Which member of the A-List will be involved in the higher rated match, Nadia Snow or Demelza Wade?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point (Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????) will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

5. What will be the special match type for the answer to Bonus Question 4?</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;">

</div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong>Tiebreaker</strong></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"> - What will the final show rating be? The previous AAA show Babe Blast, also in the Northwest US, scored a 61.</div><p></p><p>

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<em><strong>OOC:</strong></em><em> Thanks for following along, everyone! Beyond predictions, any comments, suggestions, ideas - whatever's on your mind - are most welcome!</em></p>

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Great show as always kingjames. The Price is Right music for Sarah killed me, and I like the inclusion of in-text links for moves and past shows (I can only imagine how long that takes to add).


Cherry Bomb is starting to grow on me, and I like that she is more nuanced than just a straight ahead monster.


I was really surprised that Paige and Jaime won the tag titles, but from the interview with Lily and Rose, I feel like there will be a good story payoff for this (love them asking for the rematch at WoW by the way). I'm a little sad to see that it looks like A-List will be splitting, but Wade and Snow are probably too big to be stuck in the tag division.


Regarding Lilith and DD, I think you're striking a right balance between AAA's past product and adjusting for Cat Quine's new influence. Undertaker was introduced in 1990 WWF, which was about as saccharine as you can get, so there is room for these darker storylines even when the overall fan base is families.


As for the segment with Sara and J-Ro, just brilliant. As you probably already know, I'm a huge mark for Joanne, so hopefully she'll rise to the top of USPW as she has in my playthrough. Their regrets (if you can call them that) mirror what I imagine a lot of athletes feel like when they leave their first team for bigger money, and I like the thought that they at least have each other to rely on when the WWE...ehem, USPW writers don't know what to do with them.


On to the picks!


Amber Allen Awww snap!!! Honestly, if Amber gets over enough, she would be a great challenger for Steph down the road (assuming the Queen reigns that long). I do hope you have more luck with Amber than I did in DPW. :)

The Princess & the Punk Calvo is an intriguing prospect, and will be interesting to see how she fits in with AAA's product. That said, Higgins and Sentinel appear in line for a push, so this would be a good start with the new season of AAA starting after WoW.

Tayl....Nadia Snow Nah, almost went with the major upset thinking Wade interference, but Sarah can benefit from losing here, and I like that you are having her learn from the top wreslters in AAA (I'm predicting a Taylor vs Allen match at WoW)

Delicate Flowers Almost went with the perceived upset here as well, but Lily and Rose need this win to have any credibility heading into WoW, and Flower Power (nice name!) can absorb a few more losses without being hurt too much.

Demelza Wade The pick I'm the least confident in. Goodlooks is vastly underrated in my book, but she's just finding her way while Wade is one of your top workers. I could see some interference (maybe botched) by Nadia giving Katherine the win, but I'll stick with my head over my heart on this one.

Zoe Ammis Zoe vs Foxxy can tear the house down at WoW (shaping up to be a hell of a show by the way) and unless there is a big debut here, I'll stick with the match-up I'd pay to see.

Foxxy LaRue Kind of going against my logic from the Delicate Flowers match, with Cherry heading into a big match at WoW, but Foxxy is headed for big things, and if you're looking to get her a big popularity boost, then this is the way to do, as you can probably protect Cherry enough in the loss.


Bonus Questions

1. Going with Laura Flame, again a match I'd pay to see, even though Cat might be giving Zoe an easy time here with someone like Carol Singer.

2. This makes it sound like a current member of the roster and that the match will happen. Princess and the Punk seem like they need something to do at WoW, so I'll say Christy Higgins

3. Got to go with Demelza Wade, facing the more over opponent

4. Hmmm, very tough. I could see Blake asking for a 30-minute Iron Woman match with Paige having a match earlier on the card (does this listing mean Jaime vs Cherry is the main event? If so, I love hwo that fits into Cat Quine favoring her step-sister ;)), but I'll say Devil’s Daughter vs. ???? with Lilith asking for a Casket match to build up DD's aura even more.

5. Casket match


Tiebreaker: Should be a hot main event, and a solid card all around, so I'll go 65

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AAA presents The Lass Frontier II

Mulcahy Stadium

Anchorage, AK

June 16, 2016




Amber Allen vs. Ariel Breaks

Comment: Duh


The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel) vs. Glorious Gloria & Elsa Calvo

Comment: Princess & Punk need some victories


Main Card


Sarah Taylor vs. Nadia Snow

Comment: Duh


The Delicate Flowers (Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose) vs. Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)

Comment: Delicate Flowers for the Win


Katherine Goodlooks vs. Demelza Wade

Comment: Unfortunately there will be no Upset here


AAA Top Contender’s #1 Contender Match

Zoe Ammis vs. ????

Comment: Zoe Ammis will beat either Steffi Chee or Golden Delicious, thus allowing her to go on to Women of Wrestling where she will destroy the massively overrated Foxxy LaRue.


Foxxy LaRue vs. Cherry Bomb

Comment: Cherry's gonna kill you


Bonus Questions:


1. Who will be the opponent facing Zoe Ammis in the #1 Contender’s match be? Cat Jemson will likely give her an easy contest, so Cat will pick who either was destroyed in the last show, such as Steffi Chee


2. Which member of the AAA roster will Lilith challenge to a match against Devil’s Daughter? Kathrine Goodlooks, Goodlooks needs something new to do, now that you have got rid of Jessica Bunny


3. Which member of the A-List will be involved in the higher rated match, Nadia Snow or Demelza Wade? I gonna guess Demelza Wade


4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point (Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????) will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match? Paige Croft vs Steph Blake


5. What will be the special match type for the answer to Bonus Question 4? The match will be made into an Ironwoman match as it would play right into the hands of Steph Blake


Tiebreaker - What will the final show rating be? 58

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<p><strong>Amber Allen</strong> vs. Ariel Breaks</p><p>

Comment: Yeah, I can't imagine you'd book Allen to lose in her debut, not in a match like this. If she'd gone straight into a title match sure, but not here.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Princess & the Punk</strong> (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel) vs. Glorious Gloria & Elsa Calvo</p><p>

Comment: I'm a mark for both the princess and the punk, so this is at least 50% predicting with the heart, but I think they have more to offer than their opponents.</p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

Sarah Taylor vs. <strong>Nadia Snow</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong>Comment: Squash match. I could see interference, and Snow <em>still</em> winning.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Delicate Flowers</strong> (Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose) vs. Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)</p><p>

Comment: I don't think you'd sacrifice one of your top tag teams for the humour of seeing them lose here. Delicate Flowers are more important than Flower Power.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Katherine Goodlooks </strong>vs. Demelza Wade</p><p>

Comment: Interference could really throw a wrench here. Normally I'd say Wade, but with their recent spat, I don't think it's above Snow to ruin Demelza's day. </p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s #1 Contender Match</p><p>

<strong>Zoe Ammis</strong> vs. ????</p><p>

Comment: </p><p> </p><p>

Foxxy LaRue vs. Cherry Bomb</p><p>

Comment: Cherry's gonna kill you</p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Who will be the opponent facing Zoe Ammis in the #1 Contender’s match be? There are some names left off the card. I think Jemson still want to give Ammis and Blake as much of an easy ride as she think she can get away with, so <strong>Steffi Chee </strong>sounds like just about as easy opponent as she can get away with.</p><p> </p><p>

2. Which member of the AAA roster will Lilith challenge to a match against Devil’s Daughter? I really don't have a clue. Tracy Brendon perhaps?</p><p> </p><p>

3. Which member of the A-List will be involved in the higher rated match, Nadia Snow or Demelza Wade? With identical road agent notes B]Goodlooks vs Wade [/b]feels like it should be the better match.</p><p> </p><p>

4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point (Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????) will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match? <strong>DD vs mystery opponent</strong> sounds like a good call. </p><p> </p><p>

5. What will be the special match type for the answer to Bonus Question 4? I'll second MrWolf101's guess and say it's a <strong>Casket Match.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tiebreaker - What will the final show rating be? 62</p>

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<p>AAA presents The Lass Frontier II</p><p>

Mulcahy Stadium</p><p>

Anchorage, AK</p><p>

June 16, 2016</p><p> </p><p>

Preshow</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Amber Allen</strong> vs. Ariel Breaks</p><p>

<strong>Seems like a logical choice, I wouldn't bring in her salary to job on a pre-show</strong></p><p> </p><p>

*The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel)* vs. Glorious Gloria & Elsa Calvo</p><p>

Comment: <strong>For some reason I like Simone's character in two different diaries so I'll take the P&P Express here</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

Sarah Taylor vs. *Nadia Snow*</p><p>

Comment: <strong>obviously this is a warmup for the distraction of the A-list story, but will there be interence. Hmmm</strong></p><p> </p><p>

*The Delicate Flowers (Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose)* vs. Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)</p><p>

Comment: <strong>My prediction is.......PAIN</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Katherine Goodlooks vs. *Demelza Wade*</p><p>

Comment: <strong>The only question is will Snow cause a different outcome here</strong> </p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s #1 Contender Match</p><p>

*Zoe Ammis* vs. ????</p><p>

Comment: <strong>I'm going to say that Golden Delicious will be the opponent and take the loss here. I see Zoe building up some momentum here</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Foxxy LaRue vs. *Cherry Bomb*</p><p>

Comment: <strong>Cherry is on a streak here and I don't think you end that here. This is like Takers "streak" in the way and you use it to put someone over the top. Unfortunately for Foxxy, I don't think it is intended for her. So I'm going with Cherry in a highly competitive match saving the slaying of Cherry for Jamie </strong></p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Who will be the opponent facing Zoe Ammis in the #1 Contender’s match be? <strong>I'll say GD</strong></p><p> </p><p>

2. Which member of the AAA roster will Lilith challenge to a match against Devil’s Daughter? <strong>i guess I'm going with a slightly slower buildup so I'll say Chee </strong></p><p> </p><p>

3. Which member of the A-List will be involved in the higher rated match, Nadia Snow or Demelza Wade? <strong>Demelza Wade</strong></p><p> </p><p>

4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point (Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????) will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match? <strong>Devil'S Daughter vs ?????</strong></p><p> </p><p>

5. What will be the special match type for the answer to Bonus Question 4? <strong>I'll say Buried Alive match</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tiebreaker - What will the final show rating be? <strong>60</strong></p>

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<p>AAA presents The Lass Frontier II</p><p>

Mulcahy Stadium</p><p>

Anchorage, AK</p><p>

June 16, 2016</p><p> </p><p>

Preshow</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Amber Allen </strong>vs. Ariel Breaks</p><p> </p><p>

The Princess & the Punk (Christy Higgins & Simony Sentinel) vs. <strong>Glorious Gloria & Elsa Calvo</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Main Card</p><p> </p><p>

Sarah Taylor vs.<strong> Nadia Snow</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The Delicate Flowers (Kate Lilly & Debbie Rose) vs. <strong>Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Katherine Goodlooks vs. <strong>Demelza Wade</strong></p><p> </p><p>

AAA Top Contender’s #1 Contender Match</p><p>

Zoe Ammis vs. <strong>????</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Foxxy LaRue vs. <strong>Cherry Bomb</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Bonus Questions:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Who will be the opponent facing Zoe Ammis in the #1 Contender’s match be?</p><p>

Laura Flame</p><p> </p><p>

2. Which member of the AAA roster will Lilith challenge to a match against Devil’s Daughter?</p><p>

Elle May Walton</p><p> </p><p>

3. Which member of the A-List will be involved in the higher rated match, Nadia Snow or Demelza Wade?</p><p>

Nadia Snow</p><p> </p><p>

4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point (Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????) will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match?</p><p>

Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender</p><p> </p><p>

5. What will be the special match type for the answer to Bonus Question 4?</p><p>

Texas Death Match</p><p> </p><p>

Tiebreaker - What will the final show rating be? 64</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="KnowYourEnemy" data-cite="KnowYourEnemy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> 4. One of the matches scheduled for Women of Wrestling up to this point <span style="text-decoration:underline;">(Jaime Quine vs. Cherry Bomb, Paige Croft vs. Steph Blake, Jaime & Paige vs. The Delicate Flowers, Foxxy LaRue vs. #1 Contender, Devil’s Daughter vs. ????)</span> will be made a special match type at Lass Frontier II. Which match?</p><p> Cherry Bomb vs. Foxxy Larue</p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> KYE, the special stipulation match, wouldn't be happening on this show (Lass Frontier II) but on the show after this one (Women of Wrestling 20). However the special stipulation will be revealed sometime during Lass Frontier II.</p><p> </p><p> Current card for Women of Wrestling 20 is underlined.</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Temes1066" data-cite="Temes1066" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>KYE, the special stipulation match, wouldn't be happening on this show (Lass Frontier II) but on the show after this one (Women of Wrestling 20). However the special stipulation will be revealed sometime during Lass Frontier II.<p> </p><p> Current card for Women of Wrestling 20 is underlined.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Got it -- thank you.</p>
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AAA The Lass Frontier II - July 16, 2016


OOC: Sorry, folks, been sick for the last several days! Hope I haven't kept you waiting too long! I'll do my prediction contest summary post at a later point, but feel free to leave your thoughts, ideas, comments, suggestions - whatever! - before I do. It's great to know if things are working out the way I hope, and y'all always see stuff that I didn't pick up on myself, even if I did write the dang thing :o Anyway, without further ado...




AAA Presents The Lass Frontier II

Mulcahy Stadium

Anchorage, AK

June 16, 2016


During the preshow:


Amber Allen defeated Ariel Breaks in 5:09 by submission with a Cross Arm Breaker. Match rating - 41.


The Princess & the Punk defeated Glorious Gloria and Elsa Calvo in 8:28 when Simony Sentinel defeated Glorious Gloria by pinfall with a Sentinel Strike. Match rating - 30.



“Good evening everyone, and don’t be fooled by the daylight left in the sky - we’re in the Land of the Midnight Sun - Anchorage, Alaska - ready for The Lass Frontier II to get underway!” announces Jim Lou Freebush. “Our first trip to the Last Frontier was so successful, we decided to come back North, and let me tell you Angels, if you haven’t been to Alaska, it’s beautiful country. I’m Jim Lou Freebush, and joining me as always is former Femme Fatale champion and AAA Hall of Fame member, Cat Quine.”



“Oh, Jim, believe me, I hadn’t been to Alaska before we came up here a few months ago, but believe me, I am hoping this isn’t the last time,” says Cat Quine. “The temperatures tonight are cool but not cold, but as soon as we get underway tonight, things are going to get hot. We’ve got what good ol’ Peter Michaels used to call a ‘slobberknocker’ of a main event tonight, as Top Contender champion Foxxy LaRue takes on Cherry Bomb, in a battle of women who have yet to lose in singles competition so far this year. We’ll see both members of the A-List, Demelza Wade and Nadia Snow, in individual matches tonight. Plus, we’ve got the Delicate Flowers in action against Flower Power, a #1 Contender’s match, and who knows what else! Anything is possible at an AAA show.”


“I’m understanding our general manager hasn’t given the go yet to start the matches tonight,” says Freebush. “We’ve got a camera crew member who’s backstage, and can hopefully figure out what’s holding things up.”


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Backstage at AAA Lass Frontier II



Before the action gets underway at Lass Frontier II, Cat Jemson paces while talking on a cell phone. “Yes, Demelza. I understand you’re mad at Nadia and she’s mad at you. But you’ve been working together for seven years now. You’ve been Femme Fatale champion together with Nadia. All friendships have little bumps in the road...yes, I know you’re hot at each other, and that’s why you two have separate matches tonight. Each of you gets to go one-on-one - NOT with each other - and hopefully you’ll beat your frustrations out on someone besides each other. All right. Just be here in time for your match tonight. And that’s
General Manager
Jemson, Demelza. Bye.” Jemson rubs her head, as if a tension headache is beginning to form. She only gets a moment’s respite before Jaime Quine and Paige Croft walk into frame. “Oh, what do you two want?”



Jaime Quine and Paige Croft look at each other for a moment, then turn their gazes on Jemson. “To be blunt, Cat, we’d like it if you didn’t actively try to screw with us.” She pauses, and then, “I mean,
General Manager
Jemson.” The words drip with condescension. “Paige and I both had matches already scheduled for Women of Wrestling, we weren’t scheduled for a match here, tonight, at Lass Frontier, and it’s been the practice for two decades that rematches happen at the show following a title change.”


Jemson’s look is pure venom. “Practices change, Quine. There’s nothing in anyone’s contracts or in AAA rules that
a rematch to happen at the next show. There’s actually a three-month window for a rematch, I’ll have you know. Yeah, I read the rule book. Marked it up with highlighter and everything. Besides, Lilly and Rose, the Delicate Flowers, already have pressing business tonight.”


Paige Croft raises an eyebrow. “Getting
is pressing business?”


Jemson turns her stony gaze on Croft. “Over branding, Croft. Swooping in the day before Lilly and Rose became the Delicate Flowers, to name your team ‘Flower Power’? How can that be seen as anything but hostile action by Wendy Anderson and Bobbie McGee? Branding is everything today, and social media’s part of the game. So, yes, it is pressing business, Croft, even if it’s business I should have figured you wouldn’t understand. That’s why the rematch has to wait until Women of Wrestling.”


Jaime Quine folds her arms over her chest. “Right. Because the Delicate Flowers shouldn’t have two matches in the same evening, but me and Paige, we should. That’s fair.” Jaime rolls her eyes in disgust.


“I don’t like your tone, Quine.” Jemson says “Quine” as if it were some kind of curse. “I don’t like your attitude. And to be entirely honest, I don’t like you. The decision’s final - unless, of course, y’all just want to forfeit the Tag Titles, or give up your individual matches at Women of Wrestling?” Jemson grins a predatory grin.


Croft steps up to Jemson. Even though Croft is shorter - Jemson is a former runway model, after all - Croft somehow
bigger than Jemson. Jemson seems to shrink, her former confidence betraying a sudden nervousness in the face of an agitated Paige Croft. “I am a wrestling machine, Jemson. And machines don’t quit. You want to play petty power games? Fine. Me and Jaime will go to Women of Wrestling. We’ll wrestle twice. We’ll win twice. Next time you want to get in our way? You better bring a tank. And even that wouldn’t be enough for Steph Blake to stop her title from coming home with me.” Croft lingers a moment in the face of the cowering Jemson, then quickly turns and walks away. Jaime Quine shrugs her shoulders, bemused at Jemson’s sudden demeanor change, then walks away as well. Jemson watches them as they leave, and after we hear a door open and close, she composes herself again, though anxiety still haunts her face.


General Manager
Jemson, Croft! Don’t you forget it!” Jemson watches to see if the door opens again, and when it doesn’t, she quickly scurries to some hidden corner of Mulcahy Stadium. (
Angle Rating - 59



“You know, you have to really be impressed by the backbone and steadfast courage exhibited by our general manager,” Cat says with an audible roll of the eyes. “I’d say that it was caused by all the stress of trying to keep her cronies Nadia Snow and Demelza Wade, the A-List, from trying to knock each other out, but Cat Jemson has shown she’s got all the backbone of a jellyfish on several occasions prior to this.”


The opening drum roll of

announces the entrance of one-half of the A-List. “Speaking of the A-List, Cat, we’re ready to get down to action tonight with the first of two solo matches for the members of the A-List,” segues Freebush. “Looks like we’ll be starting with Nadia Snow, taking on the rookie Sarah Taylor.


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Nadia Snow vs. Sarah Taylor


If Sarah Taylor is any worse the wear from her
beating at the hands of Zoe Ammis and the Queen of Mean, Steph Blake at Babe Blast, she doesn’t seem to be showing it. Instead, the youngster seems to be approaching this match with the same good-natured intensity she brings to most of her matches. For her part, Nadia Snow seems, for lack of a better term, smaller. Lacking the overwhelming arrogance that she usually embodies. However, Snow’s lack of swagger seems to have little effect on the outcome of this match. Taylor tries to press the attack, but Snow is able to counter pretty much anything Taylor throws her way, despite seeming like her head’s not entirely in the match. A moment’s hesitation, however, gives Taylor a window. She scores a reverse waistlock on Snow, runs her to the ropes, and puts her in an unexpected
that gets a two-count on the surprised Snow. Suddenly jolted into the here and now, Snow scores with a series of vicious chops, corner clotheslines, and a snap suplex to set up the
on the dazed Taylor. The referee’s count is academic as Snow takes the victory. (
Nadia Snow defeated Sarah Sparkles in 5:55 by pinfall with a Snow Plow. Match rating - 45.







“Nadia Snow did not seem completely there for the duration of that match, but nevertheless, she scores a convincing pinfall on young Sarah Taylor,” says Freebush.


“Agreed, Jim,” says Cat. “It seems the in-fighting between the A-List got into Nadia Snow’s head, but Nadia Snow is one of the most talented - if egotistical - wrestlers on this roster. Taylor showed her solid fundamentals with that O’Connor Roll, and she was one count away from scoring a major upset. One of these days, she’s going to get that three, but today was not that day.”


Freebush pressing his earpiece. “Cat, I’m being told Zoe Ammis has commandeered one of our camera operators backstage. Her exact words - and I’m quoting here - were ‘follow me, ya doofus, got somethin’ important ta show ya!’ We’ll cut backstage, and you can all judge for yourselves.”


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Backstage at AAA Lass Frontier



Cat Jemson has a large bottle of asprin. She shakes out two, goes to take them, then stops. She shakes two more into her hand, and washes the four aspirin down with a bottle of Evian. She smiles, a moment of respite...which turns out to be just one moment, as Zoe Ammis comes skipping down the hall, yelling as loud as she can, “Cat! Cat! Cat! Cat!” with every skip. Each time Zoe yells “Cat!”, Jemson winces. Trailing behind Zoe Ammis is the AAA Femme Fatale Champion, the Queen of Mean, Steph Blake.


“Oh. My God. Zoe, could you
any more obnoxious?” Jemson says, grimacing.


Amiss grins mischievously. “Could I be? Oh, you bet! I wasn’t even
!” Ammis begins singing, horribly off-key. ‘This is
, it just goes on and on myyyyyy friends -”


“Zoe, I swear to God…” Jemson says through clenched teeth.


Steph Blake puts a hand on Zoe’s shoulder. Zoe stops singing, but her hyena grin stays firmly in place. “Ms. Jemson. We apologize for our friend Zoe’s behavior. But you see, she’s enormously excited right now. We know she can be a little...over-enthusiastic at times. You have to admit, though, that’s part of her charm.” Ammis curtseys. “Our understanding is that the obstructionist bureaucrats that are the AAA Board of Directors has put into place an unfair and obviously biased ruling that our friend Zoe must ‘earn’ that which she deserves by right, which is to say, a glorious moment of triumph at Women of Wrestling by removing the Top Contender’s belt from that noxious maniac Foxxy LaRue?”


Jemson nods. “It’s so unfair!
- they
me this position! And I’ve been doing my job, haven’t I? We’ve had great matches. We’ve had great shows. We have the greatest Femme Fatale champion of all time! But nooooooooo, it’s not enough for those vultures. How am I expected to do my job with them micromanaging me?” Jemson pouts, like a tween girl who’s been told she’s not getting the pony she asked for as a birthday present.


“For what it’s worth - and we assure you, it’s worth a lot - we have greatly appreciated your actions in your tenure as general manager,” coos Steph Blake. “In but three months, you have elevated this company in the eyes of the world, mostly because you gave us the chance to take what is rightfully ours, the Femme Fatale title, which we had long been denied by those who envied our greatness. But you have no such envy, for you are a great and formidable woman yourself.”


“Yeah, you’re pretty neat!” Ammis pipes in.


Jemson smiles in relief. “I’m
around here recognizes what an underappreciated genius I am! Yes, Zoe, it’s true that the AAA Board of Directors are forcing me to make you have a number one contender’s match for the Top Contender title, if you want to challenge Foxxy LaRue at Women of Wrestling - of course, that’s if she survives getting mauled by Cherry Bomb and actually makes it to the show.” Ammis blows a raspberry. “
they told me it had to be a regular, one-on-one match.” Ammis blows a larger raspberry. “But...they never said who I had to put in the match against you.” The three women give each other a knowing look. “Let’s see, let’s see...who’s around tonight...oh. Oh yes. I know.”


Ammis claps her hands and jumps in place. “Ooooooh! Tell me tell me tell me!”


“The Princess and the Punk had a match earlier tonight.” Ammis gives Blake a look of slight concern. “But they’re a team, and I’d hate to split up such a good team. Buuuuuut...Joanna Silver, their manager, her contract specifically allows her to wrestle as well. And it’s been
since the Pirate Lass of Puget Sound got an opportunity to show her,
, incredible talent to the world.” Somehow, Jemson manages to say this with a straight face. “So, yes, Zoe. If you want your Top Contender’s title opportunity at Women of Wrestling, you’re going to have to earn it - against Joanna Silver!”


Blake smiles one of her predatory smiles. “We applaud you, Ms. Jemson, on your wise decision and the compelling matchups you provide for the AAA fans.”


“Yeah, Cat, thanks! I’mma whoop that pirate’s booty tonight!” exclaims an overjoyed Ammis.


...ah, forget it. Have fun tonight. Just try not to have
much fun? If you put Silver in the hospital, I might have to pay her worker’s comp.”


Zoe Ammis skips down the hallway, singing “Whoop that pirate’s boo-tay! Whoop that pirate’s boo-tay!”. Blake gives a nod of approval to Jemson before following after her hyperactive henchwoman. (
Angle Rating - 67



“Oh, not this again!” says Cat, pounding her fist into the commentator’s table. “At this point, Jemson’s doing this just to put a thumb in the eye of the Board of Directors. Joanna Silver’s not even a full-time wrestler. To put her into a match against Zoe Ammis? To act as if Joanna Silver’s built a resume that would merit a shot at the Top Contender title? Come on. Don’t get me wrong - I love Joanna to death, she’s got one of the very best attitudes of anyone in this company and she works hard at getting better every day. But she’s not on Zoe Ammis’ level and everyone know it.”


“Cat,” interrupts Freebush, “I’m getting word from the back of an incident that happened while the Ammis-Silver match was being set up, that may have implications on a match later tonight. Let’s take a look.”


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Backstage at AAA Lass Frontier II



Nadia Snow is walking through one of the more industrial-looking areas of the stadium. She accidentally bumps into a scaffold, making it wobble and sending a toolbox falling off of it. Katherine Goodlooks runs into frame, yelling, “Look out!”, shoulder-tackling Nadia Snow out of the way of the toolbox - and taking the toolbox herself, directly on her right shoulder. Goodlooks is taken to one knee from the force of impact, and remains kneeling. Snow looks at her, utterly confused.


“What the...what did you go and do that for?” she asks, something like anger entering into her voice.


Goodlooks takes a breath through gritted teeth. “Because it was going to hit you right in the head.”


Snow shakes her head. “Yeah, it might have. Probably would have. But that doesn’t answer the question.
did you do that? Huh? You got a match coming up soon. Against my tag partner, Demelza Wade. You could have ensured that I wouldn’t interfere in the match against you. You could have avoided having a giant bullseye drawn on you for Demelza to take advantage of during your match, if you just did nothing.”


“Maybe. But if I hadn’t done anything, that toolbox would have hit you right in the head.”


Snow looks like she’s on the verge of losing her temper. “
So what!?!?
It’s not like I’m your friend! It’s not like me and Demelza haven’t made your life hell on the occasions Good Lookin’ Bunny and the A-List faced each other! You don’t even like me very much. No, don’t tell me otherwise. I know you don’t, and if I was you, I wouldn’t like me very much either!” The last sentence catches Snow off guard, and the implications of it seem to bring her pause. Goodlooks sees the conflict on Snow’s face, and waits a moment before answering.


“Nadia, it doesn’t matter that I don’t like you.” Snow looks at her with a raised eyebrow. “You could have been seriously hurt. It’s not about you. At least, not specifically about you. In that moment, you weren’t Nadia Snow, A-Lister and, let’s be honest here, world-class jerk.” Snow looks like she’s about to say something, but then chooses not to respond. “No. You were a human being about to be seriously hurt, and I could do something to prevent that. I...I don’t want to be the person who
do something, but chooses to do nothing. That’s not who I want to be, Nadia.”


Snow looks like she’s turning this over in her mind, with each thought cycle being more upsetting. Finally, she looks at Goodlooks with a smoldering fury. “What, Katherine? Do you think you’re better than me? Huh? Is that it? Is this your way of putting yourself above me? I didn’t ask you to rescue me! I don’t need your help. I don’t need your pity. And I definitely don’t need your condescension! I’m a SUPERSTAR, and what are you? The leftover remnants of a tag team with a goofy name.” Snow storms off. Goodlooks watches as she does.


“You’re welcome, Nadia.” (
Angle Rating - 51



“Bit ungrateful, that Nadia Snow, if you ask me,” sniffs Cat. “More important in the grand scheme of things, that’s definitely not going to work in Goodlooks’ favor tonight, in her match against Demelza Wade.”


The sounds of

begin to play. “Speaking of tonight’s matches, we’re about to see some tag team action as The Delicate Flowers take on Flower Power!”


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The Delicate Flowers (Debbie Rose & Kate Lilly) vs. Flower Power (Bobbie McGee & Wendy Anderson)


As soon as the bell rings, the game plan of the Delicate Flowers becomes clear - maim both members of Flower Power. A spiteful energy animates the Flowers as they face newcomer Bobbie McGee to begin the match. The Delicate Flowers show why they’ve been four-time AAA Tag champions in the early going of the match, putting on a clinic of quick tags and perfectly-timed tandem offense. Eventually, though, Lilly & Rose’s need to punish Flower Power gets the best of them. With Lilly holding Bobbie McGee’s arms, Debbie Rose slaps Bobbie across the face, yelling at her, “Who do you think you are? You are not on our level!” Rose reaches back for another disrespectful slap, but McGee has the presence of mind to duck this time, causing Rose to slap the taste right out of her own partner’s mouth. Stunned and staggered by the unexpected blow, Lilly lets go of McGee, and Rose is distracted enough apologizing to her partner that it allows McGee to make a diving tag to Wendy Anderson.


Anderson comes into the ring like a house on fire, taking down both Delicate Flowers with a series of flying forearms, including a nice corkscrew flying forearm to Debbie Rose to finish things off. Anderson tosses Lilly through the ropes to the floor, and then goes on Debbie Rose. She batters Rose with dropkicks - some standing, some from the second turnbuckle - as well as great combos like a snapmare followed by a soccer kick right to the back that causes the audience to collectively wince. With Lilly still on the outside, Anderson pulls Rose to her feet and pulls her into Flower Power’s corner. Anderson tags in Bobbie McGee, who ascends to the top turnbuckle, while Anderson whips Rose across the ring, resulting in a big back body drop and a prone Rose in Flower Power’s corner.


What Flower Power failed to notice, however, was the blind tag made by Kate Lilly, who had been biding her time on the outside, recovering. As soon as Anderson turns around, Lilly chop blocks Rose in the back of the knee, taking Anderson down and out. McGee complains to the refer, incorrectly, that Lilly isn’t legal in this match, which gives Rose enough time to reach up and push McGee’s legs out from under her, causing her to fall from the turnbuckle onto the mat. Rose and Lilly high-five, and Lilly springs to the top rope. Rose hits a massive backbreaker on Bobbie McGee, setting up the first half of the Delicate Flower’s tandem finisher, “The Thorn”. Lilly, already in the air the moment McGee returns to the canvas, hits the Lilly Launch Pad frog splash to finish the second half of The Thorn. Rose hits a baseball slide on Wendy Anderson, who’s just getting to her feet outside of the ring, ensuring the Delicate Flowers win this War of the Roses. (
The Delicate Flowers defeated Flower Power in 11:14 when Kate Lilly defeated Bobbie McGee by pinfall with The Thorn. Match rating - 48







“Petty as it might have been, I suppose the Delicate Flowers proved a point here,” says Cat. “The more important point, to me, is that even after losing their Tag Team titles, the newly-dubbed Delicate Flowers remain one of AAA’s best tag teams. You can’t underestimate the power of experience you can only gain through time and repetition. They’re at that point the best teams get to - where they seem almost telepathic in the ring.”


“I’m getting word there was a confrontation in the back during that match, Cat,” says Freebush, interrupting Cat and pressing his finger onto his earpiece to hear better. “One of our camera crew was looking for Lilith - why anyone would do that willingly, I cannot answer - but our crew member caught something entirely different.”


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Backstage at AAA Lass Frontier II



A cameraperson is walking, trailing behind Suzanne Brazzle. Laura Flame turns the corner into the hallway. Though Flame has plenty of time to adjust her stride, she instead shoulders her way through Suzanne Brazzle. Brazzle nearly gets spun around, while Flame keeps on walking. The cameraperson stops as Brazzle calls out to Flame.




The camera swings to Flame, who is halfway down the hall by now. “What?” she challenges. “You got a problem?”


Brazzle walks over to Flame, and the cameraperson follows. “Actually, up until about 30 seconds ago, no, I didn’t have a problem. All things considered, was a pretty good day. Nice workout, went whale watching, generally enjoyed being in Anchorage.”


Flame rolls her eyes. “Great. Awesome. Fantastic for you. You done? I got better things to do than listen to Grandma tell stories.”


Brazzle nods her head. “You know, it’s funny. I also have better things to do than to waste my time with a rookie that demands this roster give her respect, even though she gives none and she hasn’t done anything to earn any respect yet.”


Flame’s demeanor changes from “bored” to “tense” very quickly. “This is coming from a woman who won the Femme Fatale title
, for a couple of months, and has propped up her entire career based on one fluke victory, for the past seven years? That’s rich.”


Brazzle puts her hands on her hips. “At least I’ve been there, little girl. What have you done? Beyond getting kicked in the head by Foxxy LaRue a couple of times and failing to win the Top Contender’s title, even with the odds stacked in your favor?”


“My time is coming, Grandma,” says Flame, with an obvious edge in her voice. “Your time has got to be coming to an end any day now. Let me repeat - you won the Femme Fatale title
seven years ago
. I was in
high school
then. Far as I’m concerned, you might as well have won the Cavewoman World Heavyweight Championship,” snipes Flame.


“Here’s the thing, Laura,” says Brazzle. “You know why I don’t go around, demanding respect? Because
I already have it
. That’s why I don’t act like some over-aggressive dog that ought to be muzzled.”


“That so? You wanna muzzle on me? Try it,” challenges Flame.


“I’m not getting into a fist fight with you backstage, Laura. No, you challenged my ability in the ring, my legacy in the ring, and so if you wanna go - and I sincerely hope you do - then you’re going to have to do it in the ring. In two weeks, at Women of Wrestling. You in?”


Flame takes a moment, never breaking eye contact with Brazzle. “Yeah, you’re on. But you know something? You got me thinking, talking about barking dogs. How about we raise the stakes, make this a dog collar match? Unless you’re too scared that your old creaking bones can’t handle it?”


Brazzle crosses her arms over her chest. “You’re on. You, me, dog collar match, two weeks from now at Women of Wrestling. You know, it’s appropriate you want to make this a dog collar match, Laura. Because as far as I’m concerned, describing you as a female dog is
accurate.” Brazzle walks away, while Flame watches her go, cracking the knuckles of both her hands. (
Angle Rating - 43



“Well, Cat, it looks like we’ve just added another fantastic match to an already stacked card for Women of Wrestling!” says Freebush.


“You can say that again, Jim. Suzanne Brazzle, the Miracle Blonde, has consistently been one of the top wrestlers here in AAA, and she’s been doing it for years. Contrary to what Flame or anyone else says, she’s still got years in her tank. That said, Laura Flame has looked very impressive in her battles with Foxxy LaRue. I don’t like the woman, I think she’s incredibly unpleasant and she’s always looking for a fight, but undeniable talent. When you’re trained by a legend like ‘Hell Monkey’ Reaver, you’re coming in with wisdom beyond your years. Suzanne may be the present of AAA, but Laura Flame is the future, and I know Flame thinks the future is now.”


The drum roll of “Cherub Rock” plays for the second time this evening. “Speaking about the immediate present, Cat, it looks like we’re about to begin our second of two solo matches featuring the members of The A-List,” says Freebush.


“Right you are, Jim,” replies Cat. “We saw Katherine Goodlooks take a fully-loaded toolbox in her shoulder earlier this evening. We’ll have to see how that plays into this affair.”


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Demelza Wade vs. Katherine Goodlooks


Katherine Goodlooks comes to the ring with a smile on her face, but is slightly more subdued than her usual self, trying not to show pain but with middling success. She’s got some tape on her shoulder, which Cat suggests - when taking on Demelza Wade - might as well have a bullseye design. The answer as to whether Wade would take advantage of Goodlooks taking a toolbox to the shoulder earlier in the evening is answered almost immediately, as Wade locks in an armbar, which Goodlooks sells as more excruciating than usual. Wade seems very pleased with herself as she yanks Goodlooks around the ring by her injured arm...a little too pleased, as her grandstanding leaves her open for a swift kick to the gut from Goodlooks, causing Wade to break the hold and double over. Goodlooks follows up with a knee lift to the doubled over Wade, putting Wade flat on her back.


The next phase of the match sees Goodlooks desperately fighting with, essentially, one arm. Goodlooks relies on a kick-heavy offense, with left-armed jabs and chops sprinkled into the mix. The Adorable One shows that she can be pretty fierce when she needs to be, as she includes stomps to Wade’s hands when Wade hits the canvas, attempting to neutralize the one-armed disadvantage Goodlooks is facing. Despite showing a fair amount of ingenuity in her offense, it’s clear that Goodlooks is having to think about her plan of attack too much. This hesitation eventually costs her, as Wade hits a
out of nowhere, directly on the tape on Goodlooks’ right shoulder. Goodlooks drops to the mat immediately, crying out in pain. Wade simply grins and goes for the pinfall. One...two...and not three, as Goodlooks kicks out, surprising both the audience and Wade.


Wade pulls Goodlooks back up to her feet by yanking on Goodlooks’ injured arm, causing Goodlooks to yelp. “Why don’t you stay down!” screams Wade, right in Goodooks’ face. “I’m going to make you wish you stayed down!” Wade pulls Goodlooks in and scoops her up, but instead of a scoop slam, Wade hits a shoulder breaker, right on Goodlooks’ injured shoulder. Goodlooks writhes in agony as she hits the canvas. Wade starts toe kicking and stomping on Goodlooks’ shoulder, clearly trying to cause pain and injury instead of trying to win the match. Wade goes up to the top rope and diving stomps Goodlooks’ shoulder from the top turnbuckle, and by this point Goodlooks has curled into a ball at a last-ditch attempt at self defense. Referee Dwight Kumas gets into Wade’s face, telling her to end this or he’ll end it himself. Wade rolls her eyes at the referee, but props Goodlooks standing up in the corner, right shoulder exposed. When Wade goes for the SuperStar Kick, Goodlooks isn’t able to raise her arm enough to block the attack. Boot connects with chin, and mercifully, this one is over after an almost-unnecessary three-count. (
Demelza Wade defeated Katherine Goodlooks in 10:12 by pinfall with a SuperStar Kick. Match rating - 52.







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In the ring at AAA Lass Frontier II



Following the bell, the referee raises Wade’s hand in victory as "Cherub Rock" plays. However, Wade suddenly pushes the ref away and starts kicking Goodlooks’ shoulder again, yelling at her, “Not such a big hero now, are you?” Goodlooks, dazed from the SuperStar Kick, can offer no resistance to Wade’s assault. Wade drops her knee across Goodlooks’ shoulder. The referee tries to get between Wade and Goodlooks, but Wade pushes him out of the way and resumes her assault.



Nadia Snow comes running in from behind the curtain, sliding into the ring. Wade stops her attack on Goodlooks as soon as she spots Snow. “What do you want, Nadia? Come to join in the fun?” she asks, making an extravagant gesture to the fallen Goodlooks.


Snow shakes her head. “Come on, Demelza, she’s had enough,” says Snow. “You proved your point, there’s no need to keep going.”


Wade looks confused, and betrayed. “The reason to keep going is
because I can
, Nadia. I’m a superstar. I can do whatever I want. And if I want to wreck Little Miss Sunshine here, then that’s what I’m going to do, and nobody’s going to stop me.” Wade punt kicks Goodlooks’ shoulder. Goodlooks screams in agony. Snow is shaken by Goodlooks’ scream.


“Demelza!” Snow yells, and gets between Wade and Goodlooks. “I said, that’s enough, all right? You proved your point, now come on, let’s go.”


Wade’s eyes narrow. “Are you trying to tell me what to do Nadia? No one tells me what to do. She’s had enough when
I say
she’s had enough!” Wade pushes Snow out of the way and kicks Goodlooks in the shoulder again. She goes for a second kick, which is when Snow grabs Demelza’s arm and pulls her directly into a Snow Plow. Snow lays Wade out with her devastating finisher, to the cheers of the audience.


“I didn’t want to do that, Demelza! You made me do that, Demelza! I told you to stop!” says Snow, right in Wade’s unconscious face. She looks on the verge of crying. Snow then goes over to Goodlooks, and pulling Goodlooks up by her uninjured left shoulder, props her upright in a corner. “We’ve even, all right? You hear me, Katherine? I don’t like being in anyone’s debt, okay? I still don’t like you, and I don’t care if you like me, but we’re even now and that’s that!” Snow drops to the canvas and rolls out of the ring. The audience applauds as she heads toward the curtain, causing Snow to looks around at the audience, almost mystified. Goodlooks asks for a mic, quickly.


“I just wanted to say...thank you, Nadia,” she says, absolutely sincere. The crowd catches on with a “Thank you Nadia!
clap clap clap-clap-clap
Thank you Nadia!" chant. Snow looks even more flummoxed than before. She puts her arms out and waves her hands, as if trying to dispel the chant, but to no avail. With an air of exasperation, Snow disappears behind the curtain as medical staff rush to the ring to attend to Goodlooks. (
Angle rating - 41



“Well,” says Cat, taken aback, “I guess you see something new every day. Still, the sight of Nadia Snow putting Demelza Wade through the Snow Plow...well, that’s not something that I would have ever imagined I’d see.”


“You never do know what you’ll see at an AAA show,” muses Freebush. “You have to assume the A-List doesn’t come back from this?”


“Oh, definitely, Jim,” Cat quickly agrees. “I don’t see how on earth you put Humpty Dumpty back together again after that kind of a fall. I mean, Wade’s pride in and of itself isn’t going to let this be water under the bridge. You know, our general manager, Cat Jemson, put Wade and Snow in separate matches tonight in an attempt to keep the tension between them from boiling over. It looks like all she managed to do was turn the heat up even higher. Speaking of heat,” says Cat with a knowing glance, “Jim, I think you’re scheduled to be in the ring right now for an interview.”


“Right you are, Cat! And it’s an interview I’m definitely looking forward to conducting.”


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In the ring at AAA Lass Frontier II



Jim Lou Freebush is in the ring with Jaime Quine, ready to conduct their interview. He waits for the cheering to subside before he starts. “Thank you very much, Angels, and thank you to Jaime Quine for agreeing to talk with her today. Now, Jaime, you’ve got a huge match coming up with Cherry Bomb at Women of Wrestling. Can you tell me where your head’s at, as you prepare for what may be the biggest match of your career?”


Jaime holds up her microphone. “First, thank you Jim, and especially, thank you to all you Angels who came out tonight to see us and to cheer me. I appreciate your support so much. As for Cherry Bomb? I’ll be honest, Jim - I’m ready for this to be over, between me and her. I was willing to let this be over all the way back in January. Cherry beat me at
- it was as close as close can be, and though I lost, I was willing to accept that on that single night, Cherry was one second better than I was. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for Cherry, so there was the ladder match at
. I lost that one too - thanks to Cherry getting some outside help - and once again, I was willing to let it go. Cherry had won, but she needed help to do it. That’s all I needed to know. But once again, it wasn’t enough for Cherry. So, as far as I’m concerned, Jim, I want this thing between me and Cherry to be finished. We do this one more time and we settle - beyond a shadow of a doubt - who the better woman is.”


Jim nods. “My understanding is, that you want to issue a challenge to Cherry Bomb tonight?”


“Absolutely, Jim,” Jaime says. “You know, last time we met one-on-time Cherry, you got a little crony to come in and do your dirty work. Now, I want this match to be the final word on who’s the better wrestler. I don’t want someone coming in and interfering. I don’t want a cheap victory, like a disqualification or a count-out. I don’t want there to be a circumstance in which you can try to wiggle your way out of admitting that I beat you. So, Cherry, I’m challenging you to meet me in a cage at Women of Wrestling!” The crowd roars at the idea. “No escape rules, either! I want you to meet me in a cage, where the only way out is pinfall or submission! Let’s put the question of who the superior woman is to rest, Cherry. Just remember - I won’t be locked in there with you.
going to be locked in there with
. The crowd cheers again as
plays, ending the interview. (
Angle Rating - 56



As Freebush returns to his seat, Cat Quine speaks. “I’m trying my hardest to be objective here, Jim, but...a cage match with Cherry Bomb sounds like jumping into the lion’s den. Jaime’s her own woman and she knows what she’s doing, but...I’m not sure either woman is going to come back out of that cage the same woman they went in as.”


“The battles between Cherry and Jaime, beginning this January and culminating at Women of Wrestling, have gotten more brutal with each matchup,” notes Freebush. “Given the unforgiving steel of the cage, you have to think the danger has just increased exponentially.”


The odd, bouncy, angular rhythms of “Heart It Races” interrupt Cat Quine and Jim Lou Freebush.


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And we’re slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces/Heart it races!


“Hoo boy, we know what that means,” says Freebush.




“We do indeed. AAA’s own hateful harlequin, Zoe Ammis, is on her way to the ring,” says Cat, with a note of resignation in her voice. Ammis emerges from behind the curtain, skipping in time to the song. She takes her sweet time getting to the ring, alternating between being in her own little world and taunting the fans, sticking her tongue out at them, blowing raspberries at them, leaving them hanging for high-fives and then pointing and laughing at them.


I sold it to a man/and threw him out the window/he went boom-dadadadada boom-dadadada/made his wife a widow…


Finally, Ammis climbs into the ring. She goes to one of the corners and hitches herself up, laying across the top ropes like she was in a hammock. Her body language is one of both perfect confidence, and of completely not giving a damn.


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Zoe Ammis vs. Joanna Silver


Zoe’s attitude continues after the bell rings. Ammis isn’t taking Silver seriously, and she seems more interested in making Silver look ridiculous than in winning the match. Every broad lunge Silver takes, trying to tie up with Ammis, Ammis merely steps to the side and smacks Silver across the back of the head. Silver’s attempt at a clothesline results in Ammis doing a Matrix-style backbend dodge, and gets a “thumbs down” from Ammis as Ammis stands back upright. Another attempt at a clothesline results in Ammis stepping to the side and literally sticking her foot out to trip Silver, causing Silver to faceplant onto the canvas. Ammis drops to one knee, hauls Silver up off the mat and across Ammis’ other knee, and she begins to spank her, mock-chastising her with a “Naughty pirate!” as she does. She lets Silver go, who is beet red with embarrassment and anger at this point. Ammis finally looks engaged, seeing that she’s managed to troll Silver into getting mad. This time, Silver’s attempt at running offense meets a huge spear tackle from Zoe Ammis that causes Silver’s body to nearly form a “C” in midair before both women crash to the canvas. Ammis pulls Silver up by the hair, with Ammis facing Silver’s back - a perfect set-up for Ammis’
. After hitting the move, Ammis pins Silver with a single foot on the chest, and gets the three count.







“Okay, so what in the heck did that prove?” asks Cat Quine, clearly annoyed. “Zoe Ammis beat a part-time wrestler. How on earth does that make her qualified for a Top Contender title shot against Foxxy LaRue? Ugh. I can tell you this much - Ammis had better take Foxxy LaRue at lot more seriously than what we just saw in that disgraceful display, because if she doesn’t, Foxxy’s going to wreck Zoe Ammis. Believe me, if she does get wrecked, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.”


“Cat,” says Jim, “I don’t mean to interrupt, but Demelza Wade has grabbed one of our camera operators and told them to follow her. We’ll take you to the back.”


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Backstage at AAA Lass Frontier II



Cat Jemson is sitting in a chair, rubbing her temples, when Demelza Wade comes storming towards her. “Cat!” she yells, and Jemson winces.


“Demelza, please,” Jemson moans. “I have a headache.”


have a headache, Cat?” asks Wade, incredulously. “No, Cat,
have a problem! I have no idea what in the hell has got into Nadia recently, but did you see what she did? She attacked me, Cat! She laid me completely out, with a sneak attack, no less!”


Jemson stares off into the distance. “Demelza, please, could you try to keep it down?”


“I will do no such thing!” Wade exclaims. “Cat, I’m tired of carrying Nadia. Everyone knows that
am the A-Lister, and Nadia’s the hanger-on. Well, everyone except Nadia, that is. Seems like I need to put that uppity wannabe in her place. And I want to do it, at Women of Wrestling, Cat. Me versus Nadia, one on one. She wants to fly with me, in the jet set? Only thing she’s going to learn is that she’s flown to close to the sun, and it’s time for her to take a very long, nasty fall.”


Jemson seems smacked back into focus. “Demelza, wait a second. Me, you, and Nadia, we’ve been together from the very beginning. From the moment we arrived here in AAA, we’ve run this place. We’ve run this place for seven years, Demelza. We can’t just throw this all away over one little spat -”


“One little spat?” asks Wade, incredulously. “She
me, Cat! All right? Don’t act like this is something
doing. Nadia struck first, and now I’m going to strike back. All right? Maybe I just need to knock some sense back into her. But I definitely know that no one - and that includes Nadia - hits me without me hitting them back hard enough that they hit the ground and stay there! Maybe Nadia begs for forgiveness afterwards, maybe she doesn’t, but she needs to be taught a lesson that nobody treats Demelza Wade as anything less than the star I am!”


Jemson runs her hands through her hair. “Okay. Fine. Whatever it takes for you to leave me alone and stop shouting and making this headache worse. I get it. I have a couple of brothers. They use to beat each other senseless, on the regular. Over stupid stuff. For the heck of it, sometimes. You and Nadia, you two might as well be sisters. Sometimes you need to blow off all that pent-up emotion. So, yes. Demelza, you will face Nadia Snow, one-on-one, at Women of Wrestling. Now, please go, because I’m going to go lie down in a dark, quiet room until the pounding in my skull stops.” Wade curtly nods, pleased at Jemson’s decision, though slightly miffed that she didn’t get her way immediately, as she has come to expect. (
Angle Rating - 56



“How about that, Cat? We’ve got another match added to an already star-studded line-up at Women of Wrestling!” exclaims Freebush.


“Absolutely, Jim,” agrees Cat Quine. “And if you had asked me about it before today I would have told you, you’d have to be crazy to think you’d see that match. But it’s real, and it’s happening, and I have to believe it’s going to be extremely personal.”


The sounds of “The Killing Moon” emerge from the speakers. “Oh, Cat, we know what that means,” says Jim, with a hushed voice. “Even in the land of the Midnight Sun, things always feel a little darker when the Mother of Monsters, Lilith, makes her presence known. She’s promised she will issue a challenge to a member of the AAA roster for a match at the already-stacked Women of Wrestling card - let’s find out who the unlucky individual will be.”


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In the ring at AAA Lass Frontier II



As “The Killing Moon” fades away, Lilith smirks at the crowd. Most people look friendlier when they smile. Lilith is not one of those people. “Two weeks ago, the world saw but a glimpse of the terror and violence my child, Devil’s Daughter, is capable of inflicting. She has shed her humanity and become something...more. So, so, much more. And what perfect timing, for soon the eyes of the world shall fall upon this Realm of Angels, at our largest gathering of the year. The eyes of the world must come to know that the Children of Lilith have entered the Realm of Angels! And the Daughter of the Devil is only the vanguard of the invasion.”


“Every story must have the hero and the monster, and either the hero slays my child, or my child slays the hero. So, as we invade this golden city, this beacon of light, who is an appropriate champion to defend the Realm of Angels? Two weeks ago, it became clear to us. For you see, my child called out to me, and so I came to this place. A mother’s love...this is a powerful thing, as Devil’s Daughter has discovered. As did...Golden Delicious.” The crowd audibly gasps, while Devil’s Daughter hisses at the mention of her name.



“Yes! We
, Golden One! When the red-haired Angel of Wrath spoke of your child, we saw you throw yourself into the mouth of hell itself. We saw how a mother’s love filled you. We saw, for the first time, the Angel of Wrath’s wings clipped, if only momentarily. We reveled in the primal violence that emanated from every atom of you! But then...we saw there is rot in the core of Golden Delicious. For your fury gave way to rationality. To mercy. The Angel of Wrath took advantage of your human weakness, and you were defeated.”


“We give you an opportunity, Golden Delicious. You have earned the notice of Lilith, the respect of one mother for another. But that respect is...conditional. Lilith would do anything for her children, whatever it may be. When it comes to my children, quaint notions of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are meaningless - all that matters is my child, and I will do whatever is required.
. You started down that path two weeks ago, but then you pulled back from the abyss, afraid of what you saw as you gazed into it. This why you can be defeated. You shy away from the abyss, because you realize that when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares into you. More than that. It
you. I stared into the abyss long, long ago, Golden One. Now I can no longer stare into the abyss...because
I am
the abyss, and the abyss
is me


“Meet us at the Gathering of the Angels in two weeks, Golden Delicious. This is not a threat, my dear...this is an act of love. If you wish to defeat my child, you must leave behind your petty morality and embrace the abyss. Do this, and you will understand true power. However... my love, it is a tough love. Reject our truth, cling to your pathetic humanity - and you shall only be remembered as the first defender of the Realm of Angels to fall against the Children of Lilith!” A nervous murmur spreads through the crowd as “The Killing Moon” begins again, and Lilith and Devil’s Daughter leave the ring, returning to whatever dark place from which they came. (
Angle Rating: 57



“Cat,” asks Jim, “do you think Golden Delicious will accept Lilith’s challenge?”


“I can’t say for certain, but I’m pretty sure Golden Delicious will,” answers Cat. “Golden Delicious came through the Cat’s Lair dojo, and in my time getting to know her, Golden Delicious isn’t going to back down from anybody - not even someone as unnerving as Lilith or as ferocious as Devil’s Daughter. But I will tell you that Golden Delicious is never going to see things from Lilith’s point of view. If Lilith thinks Golden Delicious is another so-called ‘Child of Lilith’, then Lilith’s got another thing coming.”


The opening notes of

play. “We’ve got another thing coming ourselves, Cat, and that’s our huge main event,” says Freebush. “It’s time for Foxxy LaRue to take on Cherry Bomb in a match that, if I were to call it combustible, I would be underselling it!”


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On the way to the ring at AAA Lass Frontier II



“Alaska, what’s up? It’s Foxxy, baby!” proclaims Foxxy LaRue, getting the hometown pop from the crowd. “Now, it’s a little warmer up here than the last time Foxxy came through, but Foxxy’s still a Texas girl, so this here still feels like a cold snap to me,” Foxxy says with a grin. The crowd chuckles. “But that just means that ol’ Foxxy LaRue is gonna have to turn up the heat!” Another pop. “Speaking of heat, Foxxy LaRue is feelin’ hot under the collar about one Zoe Ammis.” The crowd boos the mention of Blake’s henchwoman.


“Now, ya’ll might not think it’s true, but Foxxy LaRue is actually a big ol’ nerd.” The crowd laughs. “No, it’s true, y’all! We talkin’ going to conventions, cosplaying, everything! We do a damned fine
, y’all.” The crowd hoots in response to the picture Foxxy puts up on the projection screen. “So, when Foxxy LaRue sees Zoe Ammis, her thoughts get all dorky. Y’all remember that little laughing monkey thing from
Return of the Jedi
? Y’all know the one. Jabba’s little lackey, stupid laugh, y’all know what I mean.” The projector screen plays a short clip from


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The crowd laughs. “Salacious Crumb, y’all, and there’s Foxxy’s nerd cred for the day. So yeah, Zoe Ammis, ya chucklehead, Foxxy’s all for you coming to get you some at Women of Wrestling, and we’ll see who’s laughing! But that’s then. Let’s talk about now. Let’s talk about...Cherry Bomb.” Boos from the crowd. “Now, Foxxy LaRue ain’t scared of you, Cherry Bomb. Foxxy ain’t scared of nobody. But Foxxy understands what she sees. Cherry Bomb has rained devastation everywhere she’s gone. She’s big, yeah, she’s mean. Tonight is going to be Foxxy’s biggest mountain, Foxxy LaRue’s
. But that’s what mountains is there for - to climb ‘em. And Foxxy LaRue is going to ascend to the top, even if she’s got to damned near die trying! Cherry Bomb, you better not be thinking too much about Jaime Quine - you better be thinking a whole lot about Foxxy LaRue, because if you don’t, baby? I’ll drop the bomb on you!” (
Angle Rating - 50



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Foxxy LaRue vs. Cherry Bomb


Foxxy LaRue shows no sign of being intimidated by the big and powerful Cherry Bomb as the bell rings in this one. LaRue goes in for a collar and elbow tie up, but Cherry is able to push her away. LaRue nods, admitting she’s impressed, and goes for a second collar and elbow tie up. It takes a little longer, but the end result is the same. Cherry smirks, and flexes an impressive bicep. LaRue nods again, and closes in again. But instead of a third collar and elbow tie-up, Foxxy lands a stiff haymaker directly in Cherry’s face, making Cherry’s knees wobble a little with the impact and making her stumble. Cherry catches herself on the ropes, which Foxxy flexes a less massive but still very toned bicep of her own. Cherry rubs her jaw, then she smiles and laughs. “Oh, this is gonna be
” she says, loud enough to be caught on the ambient mics.


Cherry rushes in, and the match starts looking more like a Pier Six brawl than a wrestling match - an environment Foxxy LaRue thrives in, but one that Cherry Bomb is entirely comfortable being in as well. The crowd get into the rowdiness, and when Foxxy and Cherry reach a point where they are standing in the center of the ring, hitting each other back and forth their their best haymakers, the crowd yells “yay!” for each shot Foxxy lands and “boo!” for each shot Cherry lands. Eventually, Foxxy wins in a straight-up match of fisticuffs, and she whips Cherry into the ropes and lands a Thesz press, Foxxy continuing to rain down punches when she lands.


As she did against Golden Delicious two weeks ago, Cherry escapes with a poke to the eye. Cherry, clearly rattled, rolls out of the ring to collect herself. Foxxy, however, does not intend on letting off that easily, and she goes for a double axe handle from the ring apron. Cherry, being a vet, suckers Foxxy into trying, and lands a punch directly to Foxxy’s breadbasket. Foxxy collapses, as if she’s just had the wind knocked out of her. Cherry then flings Foxxy into the metal barriers at ringside, before ending the onslaught by pushing Foxxy backwards, directly into the ring post. Foxxy’s head snaps back and cracks against the post, and Foxxy hits the ground. Cherry rolls into the ring, raising her arms in the air in anticipaion of a ten-count and a count-out victory.


Except the referee’s ten count never comes. Dazed, Foxxy manages to get to her feet and slide under the bottom rope at the count of nine. Cherry doesn’t turn around quick enough after not hearing the ten, letting Foxxy get a running start for a vicious clothesline that takes Cherry to the ground. Foxxy grabs Cherry’s head and repeatedly slams it against the mat, occasionally breaking it up with nasty forearm and elbow shots. Cherry puts her arms up, MMA-defense style, and manages to block some of the incoming bombs, but some are definitely finding their mark. Foxxy sits the dazed Cherry up, then bounces off the ropes to build up momentum for a Flash Head (Sick) Kick. Cherry’s scouted this well, though, and she falls completely backwards, causing Foxxy to miss high. The slight break lets Cherry pull Foxxy up with her arms in a double underhook, a perfect beginning to land the
. Cherry covers Foxxy, and gets the one-two…


But not three, as the referee sees the dazed Foxxy still had the wherewithal to drape her foot across the bottom rope. For the first time all year, the Cherry Bomb is not an immediate end to the match! Livid, Cherry hauls Foxxy back up for another Cherry Bomb, but Foxxy blocks the attempt and back body drops Cherry instead. Foxxy starts ramping up, hitting shoulder blocks that take Cherry to the mat, but Cherry manages to catch Foxxy after going to the well three times with a double leg takedown. Cherry immediately makes the cover on the now rolled-up Foxxy LaRue, and - unseen by the referee - Cherry props both her feet on the ropes. The referee makes a three count, and Cherry immediately gets her feet off the ropes before the referee can see and reverse his decision. (
Cherry Bomb defeated Foxxy LaRue in 14:18 by pinfall, illegally using the ropes for leverage. Match rating - 69







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In the ring at AAA Lass Frontier II



As officials remove the incensed Foxxy LaRue to the back, Cherry looks on with a grin. She grabs a mic. “Tough luck, Foxxy, looks like tonight’s not your night. Then again, it’s never someone’s night if they’re facing Cherry Bomb.” She gives Foxxy a mocking little wave, which causes Foxxy to push against the cluster of officials separating her from Cherry, to no avail. “Now that we removed that trash from the ring, let’s get to important business. Jaime Quine! We heard your little speech out here earlier. Who do you think you are, that you can challenge
? You’re a gazelle, trying to bully a lion. But you know something, Jaime? For once, you had a good idea. Now, challenging me, that’s the worst idea you’ll ever have! But if you’re going to make the biggest mistake of your life, little girl, at least you’re going to make that mistake in style. You want me in a cage? Oh, you’ll get me in a cage! Cat Jemson, make it so! Because I want to demolish Jaime Quine. I want to ruin Jaime Quine. I don’t want there to be even a tiny shred of doubt when I break Jaime Quine, when I break the supposed ‘future’ of this company! Jaime Quine, all you have left is a future of misery, a future of doubt, a future ruined because you could not accept that when Cherry Bomb goes off, there’s nothing left but tears and broken dreams. You’ve been lucky twice, but your luck is going to run out two weeks from now, at Women of Wrestling. See you in the cage, Jaime.” Cherry tosses the mic over her shoulder, and stalks her way to the back. (
Angle Rating - 87



“Up until that cheap ending, what a match!” exclaims Cat Quine. “Foxxy LaRue said she was going to bring it tonight, and bring it, she did!”


“Nevertheless, Cat, the win/loss column tonight puts a ‘W’ for Cherry Bomb, and an ‘L’ for Foxxy LaRue,” notes Freebush. “That’s our final match for the night, and what a heck of a match! Overall, heck of a night it’s been, Angels! Alaska might be the coldest state in the Union, but the women of AAA did their best tonight to make things hot!”


“As they do anywhere AAA travels, Jim,” replies Cat Quine. “Speaking of which, we hope you Angels will be able to join us two weeks from now in Spokane, Washington, as AAA presents its flagship show of the year, Women of Wrestling! This will be the 20th edition of the show, Jim - and I’m proud to say that I competed at that very first Women of Wrestling.”


“Indeed, Cat, it’s a trip down memory lane for me as well,” says Freebush. “The very first Women of Wrestling was my first show for AAA. I’m glad that I did a good enough job that I keep getting invited back!”


“Well, I, for one, am thrilled that you’ve been with us for twenty years, Jim. Personally, I try not to think about how old I am, given that was twenty years ago,” Cat says with a laugh. “But having been at every Women of Wrestling, don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that we’re pulling out all the stops for our twentieth anniversary. And I think we have a card that at the very least equals, and I personally think exceeds, any card we’ve ever had for Women of Wrestling. Jaime vs. Cherry Bomb. Steph Blake vs. Paige Croft for the Femme Fatale title. Foxxy LaRue vs. Zoe Ammis for the Top Contender’s belt. The fallout from the breakup of Nadia Snow and Demelza Wade. The Delicate Flowers versus Jaime and Paige for the Tag Team titles. Suzanne Brazzle vs. Laura Flame. Golden Delicious vs. Devil’s Daughter - and there’s still some matches to be announced.”


“Like you said, Cat, that’s as good a card as any AAA has ever put together, in my twenty years of calling matches here,” says Jim. “We hope you will join us in two weeks. For now, I’m Jim Lou Freebush. For my colleague Cat Quine, we hope you’ve enjoyed The Lass Frontier II - with special thanks to the good people of Alaska, we wish all you Angels a good night!”


Final Show Score: 65

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Cool Show.


Three Things of note, from me:

  • I should guessed that Lilith would go after Golden Delicious, after her display at Babe Blast
  • I still hate Foxxy LaRue, she claims to be "The Boss Lady of AAA" but she has only beat a tag team wrestler (Talia Quinzel) and a pair of curtain-jerkers (Laura Flame & Selina Svelte). At least Stephanie Blake has beat the likes of J-Ro, Suzanne Brazzle and SMY.
  • Nadia Snow called Demelza Wade, "Nadia" a couple of times, in her last promo

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<p>Lass Frontier II Prediction Contest Results & Thoughts</p><p> </p><p> Hey y'all! Since I'm at the "six months completed" mark in my diary, I have a little survey at the end of this post. I'd love to hear your answers <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> All right, let's go over show thoughts and the predictions!</p><p> </p><p> First, thanks go out to Temes for catching a typo. Personally, I blame the cold medicine <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> Thanks, Temes, I've made the corrections in the post. Sorry if that got confusing folks!</p><p> </p><p> Let's go match by match...</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Amber Allen def. Ariel Breaks</span></strong></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Dr_Avalanche" data-cite="Dr_Avalanche" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Yeah, I can't imagine you'd book Allen to lose in her debut, not in a match like this. If she'd gone straight into a title match sure, but not here.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="MrWolf101" data-cite="MrWolf101" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Awww snap!!! Honestly, if Amber gets over enough, she would be a great challenger for Steph down the road (assuming the Queen reigns that long).</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Theheel" data-cite="Theheel" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Seems like a logical choice, I wouldn't bring in her salary to job on a pre-show.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> You all pretty much covered this one. Amber Allen's big downside is that she's basically unknown in the US, even with bleedover popularity into the Northwest US. As you all seem keenly aware of, she's super talented. A 41 with Ariel Breaks in a preshow match is pretty solid performance. She'll need to be built up over time, but I'm pleased with adding her to the AAA roster - even if, as pointed out, she's far more expensive than her popularity in the US supports.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Princess & the Punk def. Elsa Calvo & Glorious Gloria</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Not a whole lot to say here. Gloria and Calvo grow by facing more experienced (though not by a whole lot) competitors, P&P add to their momentum. They're gaining popularity slower than I would like, though they've also been limited to the preshow, so they may not have had the opportunities to get that sweet, sweet pop.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Nadia Snow def. Sarah Taylor</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Dr_Avalanche" data-cite="Dr_Avalanche" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Squash match. I could see interference, and Snow <em>still</em> winning.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="MrWolf101" data-cite="MrWolf101" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Nah, almost went with the major upset thinking Wade interference, but Sarah can benefit from losing here, and I like that you are having her learn from the top wreslters in AAA (I'm predicting a Taylor vs Allen match at WoW)</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Theheel" data-cite="Theheel" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>obviously this is a warmup for the distraction of the A-list story, but will there be interence. Hmmm</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> The saga of Sarah Taylor, jobber to the stars, continues. Don't feel <em>too</em> bad for Sarah. As Wolf points out, she's getting in the ring with talented people, and I get fairly regular notes that Taylor's improved in some form or another following a match. She's on my list of future stars, so I have great expectations for her. Not so high that she beats Nadia Snow, though.</p><p> </p><p> I briefly considered the distraction here, but decided against the instigating member of the A-List breakup being Wade. So instead, Nadia wins a clean match heading into her battle with Demelza Wade at WoW.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Delicate Flowers def. Flower Power</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Theheel" data-cite="Theheel" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>My prediction is.......PAIN</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="MrWolf101" data-cite="MrWolf101" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Almost went with the perceived upset here as well, but Lily and Rose need this win to have any credibility heading into WoW, and Flower Power (nice name!) can absorb a few more losses without being hurt too much.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> So, behind the curtain: Wolf was responsible for the Flower Power name. It wasn't an <em>exact</em> name he gave me for a prediction contest, but I blended the ideas he gave me and came up with it. It just so happened to work out that the notion of The Delicate Flowers being Lilly & Rose's tag name happened at about the same time. It was too good an angle to not get at least one match out of the coincidence.</p><p> </p><p> Heh, Lilly & Rose definitely <em>can</em> put a beating down on people, and they have and they will do so again, but their shtick is that they're experts at tag wrestling and are buttery-smooth working as a unit. They don't beat you through overwhelming force, they beat you because they know every last little trick in the book. They know how to manipulate a tag team match environment so that the table always tips slightly in their favor. More finesse than brutality. Though it's not like they <strong>won't</strong> hurt people. Normally, they just don't need to in order to win.</p><p> </p><p> The Delicate Flowers are, honestly, more important to AAA than Flower Power at the moment. Especially with the break-up of the A-List, the departure of Jessica Bunny, and the solo paths taken by Steph Blake and Zoe Ammis, there's a dearth of highly-experienced tag teams in AAA at the moment. The Delicate Flowers' tag experience is 100. They're the veteran tag team as I try to figure out the direction of the division moving forward, and they needed to get a solid win back after dropping the titles to Jaime and Paige.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Demelza Wade def. Katherine Goodlooks</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Lot of guesses that Snow would interfere in the match. Y'all were on the right track, but I decided to wait until after the match before Snow made her presence felt.</p><p> </p><p> I hope the face turn for Nadia Snow worked in the narrative. It's a hard thing when you really think about it. Nadia Snow has been a stuck-up, petty, arrogant jerk for seven straight years in AAA. You don't just wake up one day and think, "man, I've been a total jackass for years! I should change that!" So I had to think...what could make Nadia Snow pull a face turn?</p><p> </p><p> I didn't want to go with Nadia just blindsiding Demelza during a match. I mean, I get the whole "same character, doing the same jerkass things, but now to people we boo, so we cheer you" thing. I mean, I cheered for the Rock and Stone Cold, and they both got over as faces by being terrible people to people who were even worse than them. I get why it works. It's worked for decades in wrestling, it's not like the Attitude Era was the first time bookers figured it out. But that approach doesn't feel right for AAA.</p><p> </p><p> For better or for worse, my AAA doesn't really <em>do</em> anti-heroes. I think the product settings support it; the fanbase doesn't "like subtle gimmicks", after all. But mostly, it's a reflection of my own weariness with wrestling anti-heroes. Sami Zayn refusing to take a shortcut to defeat Neville for the NXT championship when there was no downside to doing so beyond violating his own ethics - which he refused to do, and yet still defeated Neville? One of my very favorite moments in any wrestling match, ever, any company or time period. For once, on a WWE product, sticking to your principles didn't result in humiliating loss. That sticking to your principles so often does result in humiliating loss, in the WWE product, may be more of a personal reflection on the people who run it than they intend for it to be.</p><p> </p><p> This breakup allowed me to accomplish a few things. One, it establishes Katherine Goodlooks as a Force of Good, not unlike NXT Bayley. And not a naïve one, at that! The A-List break up, which I needed for their one-on-one at WoW. Snow turns face by stopping Wade from doing something that was absolutely, unnecessarily cruel - an <em>actual</em> heroic action. And Snow, though now a face, remains conflicted. Choosing to do the right thing isn't easy, especially after you've been choosing the wrong things for a long time. It's not like she flipped a switch from "bad" to "good". Her journey is far from over.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Zoe Ammis def. Joanna Silver to become Top Contender title's #1 Contender</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Dr_Avalanche" data-cite="Dr_Avalanche" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I think Jemson still want to give Ammis and Blake as much of an easy ride as she think she can get away with</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> <strong>DING DING DING!</strong> We have a winner!</p><p> </p><p> The other interpretations were absolutely valid ways to go. But, really, this match was more to advance Cat Jemson as a serial abuser of her authority. It was also an experiment for me in using the "Comedy" booking note. Zoe Ammis seemed a perfect person to try it with, and it's not like Joanna Silver has any credibility to lose by participating in - and losing - a comedy match. It's a throwaway match in the grand scheme of things, but I think it further pushes the notion that the triumvirate of Jemson, Blake, and Ammis really don't have any bottom in terms of the depths to which they will stoop.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cherry Bomb def. Foxxy LaRue</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Got some different schools of thought on this one, which I was happy to see. Cherry - for once - did not murder-death-kill her opponent. Foxxy LaRue has extremely good brawling stats, as does Cherry, and so I booked this as an all-out brawl. Obviously, it works <em>very</em> well for those two, because they just had the best match in my diary's history. Better than even J-Ro and SMY were able to pull.</p><p> </p><p> I think Foxxy can absorb the loss and remain very credible. I hope, in fact, this is a case where you can still win even when losing. Foxxy proved she can hang with Cherry, and Cherry didn't beat her clean. She still beat her, and Cherry continues to be undefeated in singles matches heading into WoW, but at least against Cherry Bomb, Foxxy LaRue looked like a main eventer. Foxxy's popularity is still hovering around 30, which is disconcerting given how strongly she's been booked. I'm hoping pop gains for Foxxy will follow, because I'm still looking to build up the next generation of main event faces.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bonus Questions</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>1. Joanna Silver faced Zoe Ammis.</strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>2. Lilith challenged Golden Delicious</strong> - <em>No one guessed GD. I would agree with the notion that Devil's Daughter and Lilith are getting the slow burn treatment. I figure them being a kind of "creeping horror" is appropriate.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p> 3. <strong>Demelza Wade</strong> - <em>Those who guessed Goodlooks had higher pop and would have the better match for it, you were dead on.</em></p><p> </p><p> 4 & 5. <strong>Jaime Quine/Cherry Bomb will be a Cage Classic match</strong> - <em>The idea of a casket match with DD is super creepy cool, and I think I'm pretty much obligated at some point to do a casket match with DD. I'd have to create a "Buried Alive" match, but same thinking applies there. I'm glad the right kind of atmosphere has been created around DD and Lilith, that you're going this direction. I felt like Jaime Quine and Cherry Bomb would be a kind of match that would be on the more brutal side for AAA, and in terms of pop, Jaime's my #1 face, Cherry's my #1 heel. I'm hoping their match turns out to be a showcase match. Their first two went really well.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p> Tiebreaker: <strong>Show score was 65.</strong> This was a <em>really</em> good show for AAA. Great momentum heading into WoW.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prediction Contest Results!</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> MrWolf101: 6/7 matches, 1/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 65</p><p> Temes1066: 7/7 matches, 1/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 58</p><p> Dr_Avalanche: 6/7 matches, 1/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 62</p><p> <strong>Theheel: 7/7 matches, 1/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 60</strong></p><p> KnowYourEnemy: 4/7 matches, 0/5 bonus, Tiebreaker: 64</p><p> </p><p> Once again, comes down to the tiebreaker. The bonus questions were tough this time around - but every guess was a really good guess, and in a parallel universe, your guesses are probably correct. Props to MrWolf101 for nailing the show rating, though! Theheel, I'll be contacting you in the near future for your narrative element prize!</p><p> </p><p> <div style="border: solid 5px #7A378B;"></p><p> </p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Questions for You!</span></strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Since I'm at a good point to stop and reflect on both where this journal's been and where I want it to go, I thought I'd ask y'all what your opinions are. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!</div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> 1. Who is your favorite character in this diary? Why?</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> 2. Who is the character you wish I'd spend more time on? Why do they deserve more of the spotlight?</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> 3. Which non-event narrative interlude would you say has been your favorite? Why?</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> </strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong> 4. What elements would make this diary more enjoyable/readable/fun for you?</strong></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div><p></p><p> </DIV></p><p> Thank you for reading, everyone. It's a blast to write this. The next few posts from me will be the six-month round-up - the state of the women's wrestling world outside of AAA, an update on the roster, and a discussion of the best matches, events, and workers (by TEW scores, at least <img alt=";)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/wink.png.686f06e511ee1fbf6bdc7d82f6831e53.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> ). And then...Women of Wrestling. I'm already telling you right now, I'm splitting that event into two posts. It's going to be <strong>big</strong>.</p>
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<p>1. Who is your favorite character in this diary? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

- I usually say Zoe Amiss, but Nadia Snow has leapfrogged everyone. I'm a total sucker for a character that seems to struggle with inner conflict. </p><p> </p><p>

2. Who is the character you wish I'd spend more time on? Why do they deserve more of the spotlight?</p><p> </p><p>

- Right now, I think Nadia Snow's story is the most compelling one. Any time a wrestler goes through some form of transformation (like a heel turning face), I find that process very interesting, especially if it's not a smooth transition.</p><p> </p><p>

But since that's basically repeating my answer from question #1, Princess & The Punk seems like they could become the DIY of AAA. They could underdog their way to the top with never say die attitude, and it's a story I'd love to see. </p><p> </p><p>

3. Which non-event narrative interlude would you say has been your favorite? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

- Overall, I still think Cherry Bomb leaving USPW is my favorite interlude. More recently, the Delicate Flowers interview really gave them personalities.</p><p> </p><p>

4. What elements would make this diary more enjoyable/readable/fun for you?</p><p> </p><p>

Sorry, I don't have any suggestions, the diary is already perfect. <img alt=";)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/wink.png.686f06e511ee1fbf6bdc7d82f6831e53.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

If I had to say something... What would it be... Story wise, I think the more moving parts the more fun - at least up to a point, and I don't think you're there quite yet. I'm nitpicking though, because I'm enjoying the diary so much as it is.</p>

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<p>Cold medicine is a hell of a drug. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

So close, yet so far away. Oh well, always next time.</p><p> </p><p>

Got to say I like the Flower Power name (it is better than my suggestions <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />) and it's cool that you got to work it into the storyline.</p><p> </p><p>

The Cherry/Foxxy match was also an entertaining brawl. I like that you kept Foxxy strong by having her kick out of the Cherry Bomb, and I can't disagree with keeping Cherry's winning streak going into WoW.</p><p> </p><p>

Liked the job you did in giving us a glimpse into Goodlooks post-tag team character too. She seems like she'll be easy to root for, which is never a bad thing.</p><p> </p><p>

WoW should be a hell of a show, so I'm definitely looking forward to it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

1. Who is your favorite character in this diary? Why?</p><p>

<em>Still Steph Blake for me. Her promos are so much fun to read, and she's got the right heel heat going in that I'd pay to see her finally get toppled.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

Cat Jemson is closing the gap with Steph though, as I love the characterization of a heel stressed out by their own heelness. I also enjoy Cherry Bomb (just the right mix of bully and bitter veteran), Lilith (count me as someone that likes a bit of darkness in my wrestling), Zoe (can you tell I like heels?), and Foxxy (I can see why some people would not like her, but I think you are nailing her promos.)</em></p><p> </p><p>

2. Who is the character you wish I'd spend more time on? Why do they deserve more of the spotlight?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>I'll second the Princess & the Punk. A lot of this is with a caveat on it depends on what you're booking plans are, but I think they are ready to move into the tag title scene, and need some building up to get there.</em></p><p> </p><p>

3. Which non-event narrative interlude would you say has been your favorite? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Ah, so many to choose from! I know it's an event one, but I did enjoy the backstage segment on Talia's injury. Felt like it added a lot to the event.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

For non-event, I'll go with 'The L.W.A. Incident.' There have been more storyline impactful interludes, but I just like this one as a flashback to the earlier days of AAA, and Anne Stardust is a tremendously (diabolical) character. With your Cat Quine not being the devil, I feel like she is trying to slowly wipe away Anne's fingerprints from the company, while still feeling the pull of her mentor's teachings.</em></p><p> </p><p>

4. What elements would make this diary more enjoyable/readable/fun for you?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Don't really have anything to add here. The formatting is great, and you are building the storylines nicely. Post-WoW should be interesting because it'll be some new feuds coming out of that I can imagine, so I'll be interested to see how the transition goes.</em></p>

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<p>1. Who is your favourite character in this diary? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Steph Blake is awesome, however I also like Cherry Bomb, the Delicate Flowers and Zoe Ammis, in addition Lilith is starting to grow on me.</em></p><p> </p><p>

2. Who is the character you wish I'd spend more time on? Why do they deserve more of the spotlight?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Katherine Goodlooks (who appears to be acting as Nadia Snow's Conscience) might be fun. However, I would also like to see more of Tracy Brendon, after all she is a member of the AAA Hall of Fame</em></p><p> </p><p>

3. Which non-event narrative interlude would you say has been your favourite? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The interview segment with the Delicate Flowers was good. I also enjoyed the most recent segment with J-Ro and SMY.</em></p><p> </p><p>

4. What elements would make this diary more enjoyable/readable/fun for you?</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The diary is great, my only quibble is the inclusion of Foxxy LaRue on your roster, but no one is perfect.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>N.B.</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">It is nothing againist you personally, I just dislike the following Cornell-verse workers (Foxxy LaRue, Wendy Anderson, The American Cobras, The Dynamite Express, Fearless Blue, Dawn the Cheerleader and Steve Frehley)</span></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="kingjames" data-cite="kingjames" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42833" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>**********</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>AAA Presents The Lass Frontier II</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> July 16, 2016</strong></p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I thought this show was meant to be in June not July.</p>
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<p>AAA First-Half Top Five Lists - 6/23/16</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><em>OOC</em></strong><em>: This is the first of a series of three posts to establish where AAA is after six months in-game time. The second post will be a roster update. The third post will have a series of brief story vignettes, followed by the Women of Wrestling card and prediction contest. Thanks for reading along, and hope you’re as excited for Women of Wrestling as I am!</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>**********</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<em>From the podcast section of DaSheetz, whose word is truth, even when it isn’t:</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Robert “Bob” Ladd</strong>: Hello, Sheeters! Bob Ladd here, ready to shoot as part of our big mid-year round-up. Today, we’re looking at the Angel Athletic Association - and what a good time to do so, right on the eve of AAA’s biggest show of the year, Women of Wrestling. 20th edition. Seems like the naysayers and those who predicted doom when Anne Stardust started the company were wrong, because you don’t get to 20 years old on pure luck. That said, women’s wrestling - at least the world of all-women’s feds - is still something of a niche product in North America. Our Power Rankings place AAA as the 18th most important and influential company in the world. So, in order to make sure I don’t miss anything important, I’ve invited Carlotta Vaughn, founder and chief editor of “Bow to the Queens,” a blog dedicated to women’s wrestling, to join me today.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Carlotta Vaughn</strong>: Thanks for having me, Bob.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: We’ve gone back and forth for awhile, and we came up with a bunch of top five lists for the first half of 2016 in AAA. Let’s start with the reason people come to shows, and that’s the workers. We’ve excluded Sara Marie York, now Miss Sara, and Joanne Rodriguez, since they both jumped to USPW, though they both would have easily made this list otherwise. Carlotta, who did we decide was the #5 biggest draw?</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">BEST WORKER</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>


<strong>5. Paige Croft/Suzanne Brazzle</strong> <em>(Northwest USA Pop: 41)</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Bit of a trick question, Bob, since we couldn’t decide on which of these two we wanted to leave off our top five. So, we said both, because we figure we should get this podcast out before Women of Wrestling and we could have argued about it for that long.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I think it’s telling these two could inspire such strong feelings. Let me explain my choice, which was Paige Croft. Paige Croft isn’t a future star, Paige Croft is already a star with an as-yet undefined ceiling in terms of just how big of a star she will be. Let’s go over all the reasons why Paige Croft shouldn’t become a star. She’s undersized. She’s not much of a talker. She’s never won any championships of any kind in her career.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: I thought you were trying to explain why you selected her, Bob. Doing a bang-up job explaining why I didn’t.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I mention all of those things because <em>they don’t matter</em>. She doesn’t talk all that well? Give her a no-nonsense machine gimmick where her talking a bunch would detract from her character, making a weakness into a strength. She’s undersized? Give her some of the most painful looking submission moves in the company and turn her into the smallest wrestling monster outside of lucha minis wrestling. She’s never held a title before? Doesn’t seem to have made a bit of difference in terms of her being taken as a legit challenger for AAA’s highest honor, the Femme Fatale title, at AAA’s biggest show of the year. Paige is going places, and frankly, your choice for number five is not.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Listen, I know the knock on Suzanne Brazzle is that she’s never been the top worker in AAA - even when she had her Femme Fatale title run. I won’t disagree with that. Other stars in AAA have burned brighter than Suzanne Brazzle. But how many can say they burned as bright, as long, as Brazzle? Consistency is not something to just dismiss, in my opinion, and no one in AAA has been more consistent over a longer period of time than Suzanne Brazzle. She’s established a career where you can put the Femme Fatale title on her at any time, and she’s a legit champion. A transitional one? Sure, probably. But you <em>need</em> people like Brazzle on a roster, people who can count on, day in and day out. For Suzanne to have that place in AAA, at such a high level of performance, for so long? I’ll take that over Paige Croft - who has had a great 2016, but I’ll need to see more from her over time if I’m going to give her a spot on my top five list.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span><p>

<strong>4. Demelza Wade & Nadia Snow</strong> <em>(Pop: 42)</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: We established rules on how this was going to go, and for two picks in a row now, we’ve broken the rules by selecting two people in one slot. How heel are we, huh?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Not as much as the A-List, Bob. To further my earlier point - you want to talk about consistency? Let’s talk about these two. Seven years at the top of the card in AAA. From just about the day they walked in the door, they’ve been main event material. Which they’ve made into a gimmick that managed to not get stale despite them running it, with only minor modifications, for seven straight years.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I got to be honest with you, Carlotta. I thought the A-List split was going to happen years ago. The surprise for me is that it took this long.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Really, Bob? I was still caught off guard, even if they had been teasing it for a while. I mean, AAA isn’t exactly the most risk-taking of organizations. The A-List, as a duo, are as sure of a thing as you could get.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I would agree about AAA and risk, but I think this is an example of Cat Quine being willing to shake up AAA while not changing the underlying spirit of the organization. We have and will again talk about SMY and J-Ro leaving, which left the top of the card heel heavy. There’s no high-profile women’s wrestlers that AAA can sign, so what can you do? You can either elevate your midcard, like Paige Croft, or you can take a main event heel and turn them face. Clearly, the answer for AAA was to do both. I think it’s a great move, because you have an instant main-event level feud between Nadia Snow and Demelza Wade. Plus if the A-List reunites, I think it’ll add a fresh wrinkle to a long, <em>long</em>-running gimmick.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/2m3v59w.jpg</span><p>

<strong>3. Steph Blake</strong> <em>(Pop: 44)</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Next on our list is the AAA Femme Fatale champion and newly-crowned “Queen of Mean”, Steph Blake. Holy cats, how huge has <em>this</em> gimmick gotten over?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I think the surprising thing is not that the gimmick’s gotten over, it’s <em>who</em> is getting the gimmick over. Steph Blake’s always been a workrate performer for AAA. Stupid stamina, more DDT variations than you can count. But up until recently, she’s been really bland. Like, “She’s British and doesn’t get tired?” is about all the personality I think she had been showing.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Having followed AAA for years, Bob, I’d agree with that assessment. She’s always earned my respect from an athletic point of view, but in some ways it actually made her a bit of a square peg in the storyline-heavy AAA environment. But sometimes, all you need is to find that one gimmick, and suddenly, someone goes from bland to must see.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I thought Blake was going to be a transitional champion. Defeating Sara Marie York for the title, that got Blake her first Femme Fatale title after years in AAA. A kind of short term “thank you” for years of service to AAA, and then passing the title along to someone you want to be the face of the company, or at least one of the faces of the company. Instead, Steph Blake goes into Women of Wrestling as the defending Femme Fatale champion. You could argue holding the belt for three months still only qualifies as “transitional”, but even if Blake drops the title to Paige Croft at WoW, there’s not a lot of people who can say they held the title going into WoW.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Right. And even if she drops the title, the Queen of Mean gimmick’s got serious legs. She can probably get years out of it, belt or no belt.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/5Auj7Hh.jpg</span><p>

<strong>2. Jaime Quine</strong> <em>(Pop: 47)</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: As we usually do here on the DS podcast, let’s get the elephant in the room front and center. Jaime Quine - actually this good, or just another case of nepotism in the pro wrestling world? I’m looking at you, Eisen family.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: Do we necessarily have to choose one?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: No, we do not. And it some ways, it’s a tricky question. On one hand, Jaime Quine is a three-time Top Contender’s champion, the only three-time Top Contender champion in company history. Could argue she’s benefited from who she is there. Counterpoint - the TC championship is AAA’s secondary belt, and Quine has not challenged for the primary title all year. Another point to consider is, though her stepsister Cat Quine booked AAA for years, Anne Stardust had a very direct hand in AAA’s booking until she sold to Cat Quine. We could also point out Jaime has lost both of her matches against Cherry Bomb, and the first loss was a close loss, but a clean loss.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: I don’t think you can discount that AAA has needed to make new main event face stars since the double departure of Sara Marie York and Joanne Rodriguez. You’d have to think the blood ties between Jaime and Cat Quine might make Cat feel a little more secure in terms of Cat not leaving for another organization in the same way. It’s not like Jaime is some untested rookie. She’s been in AAA for years, working the upper midcard. Even if Cat wasn’t her stepsister, Jaime would be a sensible choice to try and step up now that AAA’s most popular faces are plying their trade in Atlanta.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: Since you mentioned Atlanta and USPW, let’s make this even more complicated - Cherry Bomb is probably the highest-profile opponent anyone could have in AAA. It’s true that Jaime hasn’t had a Femme Fatale title shot since Cat Quine took over, but that’s because Jaime has been feuding with the member of the roster most known outside of AAA, given Cherry came from USPW. That’s a plum spot to be in, and she was in that spot even before SMY and J-Ro left. You have to wonder - did she get that only because of who she’s related to? Can’t deny it’s something worth asking.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV</strong>: I won’t deny that. Of course, in my opinion, Jaime is managing to keep up her end of the bargain when she’s in the ring with Cherry. And even if Jaime isn’t quite Cherry’s equal on the mic, Jaime Quine has definitely been stepping up her game. That’s what you want to see - you want to see improvement every time you go out there. Jaime’s done just that.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RL</strong>: To summarize this discussion of whether or not Jaime Quine has unfairly benefited from nepotism, or if she’s earned her lofty position, I think the consensus here is “shrug emoji, the program with Cherry’s been a good one and it’s not like Cherry is carrying the whole thing by herself.”</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span><p>

<strong>1. Cherry Bomb</strong> <em>(Pop: 59)</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CV: Which brings us to our unambiguous top pick for the top pick of the year, Cherry Bomb. I don’t think this should come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to AAA. In fact, I suspect some people only know that AAA exists as a result of Cherry Bomb returning to AAA after a long stint in USPW. Cherry Bomb’s departure from Atlanta ended what seemed to be years of frustration for Cherry, who was USPW’s first women’s champion, but then seemed to have faded into the background for the vast majority of the past few years in Atlanta. Given her physical size, her wrestling ability, her legit power, and her promo abilities, you have to wonder why Cherry wound up in the backseat.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Honestly? I think it’s her age. She’s 40 years old. Even if you discount sex appeal - which you can never discount when talking about women’s wrestling, whether you like that or not Carlotta - there’s not a lot of top-line active male talents who are still going strong in their late 30s and into their 40s.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Maybe. I’m hoping it’s more the latter reason than the former, if it was about her age. But if that was the case, then Cherry Bomb has spent the last six months proving she’s got plenty left in the tank.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Oh, definitely. AAA seems to know what they’ve got with Cherry - she’s got all of one “loss”, in a tag match where she didn’t take the fall. She brings a violent, unstable edge to the AAA product that gives an edge of combustible danger. Let’s face it - AAA isn’t ever going to be confused with Pittsburgh Steel Wrestling. AAA doesn’t do hardcore. But the intensity she brings with her to the ring, and her impressively raged-out promos, raises the stakes immensely. Things just feel realer when Cherry does her thing.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I think there’s a case to be made that Cherry Bomb deserves Comeback of the Year award for what she’s done in AAA - and that’s among all wrestlers, not just women’s wrestling.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">BEST SHOW</span></strong></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>5. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2211161&postcount=99" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Girls Aloud - May 2016</strong></strong></a><strong><strong>/</strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2209037&postcount=85" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Lass Frontier I</strong></strong></a><strong><strong> - April 2016</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 58)</em></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: We did it again, didn’t we?</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Looks like it, Bob.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: All right, fine. I picked Girls Aloud as my #5 show. I’ll explain my choice first.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Go right ahead.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Okay, so Girls Aloud was maybe a one-match show, but it was such a good and important one - Jaime Quine and Paige Croft versus Cherry Bomb and Paige Croft. This is really the show that put into motion most of what we’re seeing at Women of Wrestling. The main event tag match sets up Jaime vs. Cherry at WoW, and gives Paige a victory that makes her seem like a legit contender for the Femme Fatale title at WoW. Devil’s Daughter’s loss here is what leads to the Lilith storyline. And the cracks in the A-List really start forming here. The show itself was pretty good, but what it led to has been even better.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I’d go along a similar line for Lass Frontier. It’s the show that sets up Girls Aloud, so the show that sets up the show that sets up the show </strong><strong><em>laughs</em></strong><strong>. Paige Croft and Jaime Quine team up for the first time at Lass Frontier. It’s also where we really got to see that Laura Flame is a potential star in the making, taking on Foxxy LaRue in a Top Contender’s title match. Also, a very good Suzanne Brazzle/Steph Blake AAA title match. It’s a good show, and I can understand why the Alaskans would want AAA back for another show.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong>4. </strong></strong></p><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202937&postcount=31" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Girl on Girl Action - March 2016</strong></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating: 60)</em></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Oh, this is a sad one.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: It’s a good show, though.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Yes, definitely! But it’s also the last show before York and Rodriguez leave AAA.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: The next show would see J-Ro leave; then a third show that month - the only time AAA’s done that - would see SMY go. The entire landscape of AAA changes after Girl on Girl Action.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Well, Girl on Girl Action often does change things, doesn’t it? </strong><strong><em>laughs</em></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: I’m just glad it was you making that joke, not me. My Tweeter feed would have to go on lockdown if I had said it. As for the show, you can make the argument that the A-List split really starts here - in the main event, SMY and J-Ro faced the A-List, and if either SMY or J-Ro was pinned or submitted, the A-Lister doing so would be the new champion. The A-List argued too long about who would get the pin on J-Ro, and that caused their downfall. Everything goes downhill for the A-List from there.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Absolutely true. Also, this is the show with the second of the Jaime Quine/Cherry Bomb matches. Marred a bit by outside interference from Devil’s Daughter, but it was a fine ladder match from two workers who aren’t exactly high flyers. Obviously, an important match in terms of future storylines, but a good match on its own. Plus, there was a really good Paige Croft/Selina Svelte submission match on this card. You have to wonder if it was that match that put Croft on the radar as someone AAA wanted to push.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong>3. </strong></strong></p><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2215468&postcount=127" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Babe Blast - June 2016</strong></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 61)</em></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: I know it’s not that long ago, but I’m willing to say that Babe Blast was an excellent show.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I mean, it’s loaded top to bottom. Opens with a Top Contender’s three way match. The debut of Devil’s Daughter, post-Lilith. The Japan tsunami fundraiser, for you joshi and workrate fans. And the Paige Croft/Jaime Quine tag title victory.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: On top of all that, it’s that tag title victory that provides the spark that splits the A-List. The resentment from that loss boiled over at the next show, but the A-List really split apart at Babe Blast. Plus, this show had that two-on-one handicap Femme Fatale title match.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I mean, the match was a joke, and you could argue it tarnished the title a bit. On the other hand, that was some magnificent heel heat. Just when you thought Steph Blake couldn’t be more punchable, there she goes.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong>2. </strong></strong></p><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2216969&postcount=142" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Lass Frontier II - June 2016</strong></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 65)</em></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: If I was a little worried about Babe Blast being too soon, then I can say that double about this show. This wasn’t even two weeks ago.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I don’t think it’s just because it’s fresh, that it got ranked so high. That Foxxy LaRue/Cherry Bomb match? What a way for Cherry to go into Women of Wrestling - and Foxxy as well. This show, honestly, sets up so much of the Women of Wrestling card - even if we’re not talking the matches, the narrative of this show was absolutely critical for the biggest AAA show of the year.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: And that’s the amazing thing with AAA. The matches on the show? They were all pretty good, but with the exception of Foxxy/Cherry, nothing amazing. But AAA puts on solid matches, with really good narrative around those matches. And we got a lot of great narrative on this show. The A-List breakup - who would have guessed Katherine Goodlooks would be the final straw between those two? Lilith hit one of her best, by which I mean creepiest and strangest, promos in challenging Golden Delicious. Hinted at a much larger aim for the Mother of Monsters. Plus Zoe Ammis, at her most hilarious and most obnoxious.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Basically, they’re directly related when you’re talking Zoe Ammis.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong>1. </strong></strong></p><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2213567&postcount=113" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Midwest Mayhem III - May 2016</strong></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 66)</em></strong></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: So, AAA - the queens of the Pacific Northwest - had their best show of the year so far at a dirt track racing stadium in some small town outside of Duluth, Minnesota. Seems legit.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I know, I couldn’t see the show because I’m not traveling out to the Midwest six times this year! But watching the feed...I don’t know. Sometimes, everything just clicks. That seemed to be one of those nights.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Cherry Bomb was on fire that night. I don’t know what it was about that environment that did it. I don’t know if it was just something she ate that day, or how she woke up, but those promos on Jaime? I’ve been following professional wrestling for decades, and for a moment, even I wasn’t sure whether Cherry really did have something against Jaime Quine or not. She got me to suspend my disbelief - not an easy thing to do.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Don’t forget the match she had between those promos. Cherry Bomb versus Suzanne Brazzle was an amazing veteran match-up. It’s that match that made me pick Suzanne as my number five, Bob.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: I won’t argue - that was an exceptional match. Speaking of promos, Blake’s pre-match taunting was pitch perfect. That extended sports car metaphor? Loved it. Plus another Flame/Foxxy Top Contender match, putting up more proof that Laura Flame, despite her youth, should be considered a real top-notch player in AAA.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Let’s not forget, this is the show where the Lilith/DD alliance occurs. Basically, this show was a perfect little microcosm of all the things AAA does well.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">BEST MATCH</span></strong></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/4WuhyP5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/nU2biRU.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/p39q1H6.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/57sF3YA.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>5. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2201579&postcount=17" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>SMY, J-Ro, & Suzanne Brazzle went to a double count out with Tracy Brendon & the A-List</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 62, More than Meets the Eye, February 2016)</em></strong></a></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Let me make one thing clear - I hate matches with inconclusive ends. They can have a purpose, but often, they’re cheap ways out of having someone take a loss. And I think that’s what happened here. Still, it’s number five on our list, because it was just that good.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: So, spoiler alert - the next two matches, beyond this one, feature Sara Marie York and Joanne Rodriguez teamed together. I don’t want to say AAA was using them as a crutch early on in the year, but…</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: All right, I’ll say it - AAA was using Sara Marie York and Joanne Rodriguez as a booking crutch.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: To the point as always, Bob. But it’s not completely wrong. I think it’s worth noting - the top shows for AAA, only one was while SMY & J-Ro were still in AAA. But three of the top matches AAA held include the two of them. I think that says the rest of the roster has really stepped up their game. Maybe there’s no replacing the brilliance of stars like that, but the shows themselves have not suffered - if anything, they’ve gotten better.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/4WuhyP5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/nU2biRU.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/2m3v59w.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/RkMOrtI.jpg</span><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>4. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202208&postcount=22" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>SMY & J-Ro defeated Blake & Ammis</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 64, February 2016, Northbest Bash)</em></strong></a></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Which is not to say that’s SMY & J-Ro’s fault.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Oh, no, absolutely not!</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Especially not when they were putting matches like this on.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: You know, what a difference a few months make. Would you have seen Steph Blake, Femme Fatale champion, during this match? Or Zoe Ammis, Top Contender #1 contender?</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: They’ve come a long way, haven’t they?</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I will say, in some ways, the ascension of Steph Blake does have one downside - I don’t think we’ll really be seeing a lot of Blake and Ammis teaming. They’re so much more useful as solo wrestlers, even if they and Cat Jemson are almost a faction unto themselves.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: You can almost make the argument, from a kayfabe point of view, that this was the match that put Steph Blake into gear. The next time she’d see each of these women, she’d kayfabe run them out of AAA.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I can’t imagine that was the plan at the time, but sometimes, things wind up retroactively working far better than you expected.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/4WuhyP5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/nU2biRU.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/VcZ3dx5.jpg</span><span>http://i.imgur.com/AWOWtpe.jpg</span><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>3. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2202937&postcount=31" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>SMY & J-Ro defeated the A-List</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 66, Girl on Girl Action, March 2016)</em></strong></a></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: The height of the SMY/J-Ro connection, this match.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: What a great final pairing. I mean, you want to talk about iconic AAA match ups? I don’t know if you can get any more iconic than these two teams, at least in the second decade of AAA’s existence. Both teams defined what AAA was about for so many years. Again, don’t think it was the plan at the time, but it served as a wonderful capstone for the careers of SMY and J-Ro in AAA.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/p39q1H6.jpg</span><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>2. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2213567&postcount=113" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Cherry Bomb defeated Suzanne Brazzle</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 67, Midwest Mayhem III, May 2016)</em></strong></a></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: So, you were willing to agree with me about this match, but not about Brazzle having the number five slot over Paige Croft?</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Listen, I was not saying that Suzanne Brazzle isn’t a good worker. But I will also point out, I think Cherry Bomb right now could have a match against a coatrack and still get a rating of 40-plus on my rating scale.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Right. And Suzanne Brazzle is on this list of top five best AAA matches twice because she’s a coatrack.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: Carlotta, you’re twisting my words again. That’s supposed to be my shtick to use against my interview subjects. </strong><strong><em>laughs</em></strong><strong> All right, look, Suzanne Brazzle is a good worker. But look at the two matches that she’s involved in that made our top five. In one case, Brazzle is the third wheel of SMY and J-Ro in a six-woman tag. In this one, she’s in the ring with Cherry Bomb, who is a bona fide phenomenon. There’s definitely something to be said for someone who can rise to the occasion when she’s in there with elite talent. My gripe isn’t that Brazzle can’t bring herself up to their level - it’s that Brazzle generally doesn’t elevate others less skilled than her to her level.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I think you’re just desperately trying to support your pick of Paige Croft - who, you’ll note, isn’t involved in any of the top five matches.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i.imgur.com/Dw8k489.jpg</span><strong> vs. </strong><span>http://i.imgur.com/gVkOI5G.jpg</span><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>1. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2216969&postcount=142" rel="external nofollow"><strong><strong>Cherry Bomb defeated Foxxy LaRue</strong></strong><strong> </strong><strong><em>(Rating - 69, The Lass Frontier II, June 2016)</em></strong></a></p></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: So. This match just happened. It’s freshest in our mind, and so we’re likely to remember it more clearly. That’s the argument against this being the best AAA match in the first half of the year. It’s...not a very good argument against it.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Yeah, that’d be even worse of an argument than your denying the brilliance of Suzanne Brazzle.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: So Foxxy LaRue looked like an honest-to-goodness main eventer in this match.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: She did. She made a big splash when she first arrived in AAA, but I think you can argue that she’s not getting over with the fans much more than when she first arrived. Granted, she got over pretty well when she first showed up, so it’s not like she’s coming out to crickets, but there’s a definite difference between her reaction and what you hear for Jaime Quine, Paige Croft, or Suzanne Brazzle.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: See, now you’re adding fuel to the notion that Cherry Bomb’s just that damned good.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: Well, she </strong><strong><em>is</em></strong><strong> the best.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: I think maybe the change of pace from the normal AAA product helped this match. This was hard hitting, smash-mouth brawling. I think that’s the thing that people don’t understand about hardcore wrestling. When you get something more intense than the rest of the product, like the Cherry/Foxxy fight compared to the rest of AAA, it stands out all the more. If every match is blood and guts and C4 and barbed wire...where do you go from there? Literally killing someone in the ring? I think this match was a perfect example of understanding that it’s the variation from the norm that pops the crowd, not just all ultraviolence, all the time.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>CV</strong></strong><strong>: I agree one-hundred percent, Bob.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><strong>RL</strong></strong><strong>: You know something, I believe in getting out while you’re ahead, so I think that’s an excellent place to end this podcast. I want to thank Carlotta Vaughn, editor of “Bow to the Queens”, for joining me today. Who am I? I’m Bob Ladd, your source for wrestling news, straight shooting like I’ve been doing for nearly thirty years, and you’ve been listening to the Da Sheetz podcast!</strong></p>

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<p>1. Who is your favorite character in this diary? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Steph Blake. She's a a character where I've never really gotten too deep with her or had her in alot of main running storylines so to see where you took her and the depth of character you given to her has really been great. In a way, losing your top stars and having to put the title on her was a great thing for this diary imo, has far as my enjoyment goes</strong></p><p> </p><p>

2. Who is the character you wish I'd spend more time on? Why do they deserve more of the spotlight?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Toss up between The Princess and The Punk and Katherine Goodlooks but Ill go with Goodlooks as she right now has the potential to be put into major storylines and P & P are still really lower on the card.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

3. Which non-event narrative interlude would you say has been your favorite? Why?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Delicate Flower interview. Not only did it give you the name for the tag team, which should become the cannon name for the group in the C-Verse moving forwardbimo but it really fleshed them out too imo.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

4. What elements would make this diary more enjoyable/readable/fun for you?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Nothing really to add here just keep doing what you're doing. Im having a blast reading.</strong></p>

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