P:V Uprising 52
Live on the HOTv Network on PWA:TV
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
20th September 2023
The entrance video package for Uprising begins, accompanied by the theme song of ‘Uprising’ by Artificial Intelligence as highlights of past action from 2006 to present day are sped up, showing the likes of Elijah Drake, Jay Rayez, Shooting Star & Brutal Steve. As the video package finally comes to an end with an extended look at the ‘Uprising’ logo, the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, before cutting to a live shot of inside the arena.
The camera pans around the sold-out crowd, most of them on their feet and screaming loudly whilst trying to get their homemade sign shown in front of the camera. The cameras finally head over to the commentary table, where Zac Brindle and Johnny Kaos welcome the fans watching on the HOTv network on PWA:TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show!
Not Part of the Plan….
[The scene opens in the parking lot outside the Goodfellas Casino Arena, where the bright lights of Uprising 52 cast a shimmering glow. A luxury sports car pulls up to the arena entrance, and the P:V Champion Curtis Knight steps out, followed closely by his cunning wife, Athena. The confident and sinister duo exude an air of dominance as they prepare for their night ahead.]
[As Curtis and Athena make their way towards the arena, they’re accompanied by the imposing tag team of Buzz Marshall and Drew Hendrix, collectively known as the Vegas Knights. The Vegas Knights are clad in matching leather jackets, clearly in high spirits and ready for action.]
Curtis Knight: [Grinning] Tonight’s going to be legendary, folks. The Vegas Knights are on our side, and P:V is under our rule!
Athena: [Smirking] That’s right, Curtis. We’re going to dominate the competition tonight.
Buzz Marshall: [Nodding] You got it, Athena. We’re here to make sure no one messes with you. Ain’t that right, Drew?
[Drew Hendrix nods in agreement, his massive frame emphasizing their collective strength.]
[Just as the group is about to step inside the arena, a stagehand rushes up, a look of panic on his face.]
Stagehand: [Breathless] Athena! I’ve got some urgent news. Your match against Steven Love is next! You need to get to the ring right away!
[Athena’s confident demeanor suddenly shifts as she exchanges bewildered glances with Curtis Knight.]
Athena: [Surprised] What?! Next? Curtis, what’s going on here?
Curtis Knight: [Frustrated] I don’t know, Athena. This wasn’t part of the plan.
[Athena quickly composes herself, her competitive spirit overriding her surprise.]
Athena: [Determined] Well, I guess it’s time to show everyone what we’re made of. Let’s go, boys!
[Buzz Marshall and Drew Hendrix nod in agreement, their loyalty to Athena unwavering. The group rushes into the arena, leaving the stagehand in their wake, still flustered by the sudden turn of events.]
[As the camera follows them inside, the unexpected match between Athena and Steven Love promises to be a surprising twist on Uprising 52, leaving the P:V Universe in anticipation of what’s to come.]
Athena vs Steven Love
[The arena is still buzzing with the aftermath of Athena’s dominant victory over Steven Love. The P:V Champion, Curtis Knight, stands at ringside with the victorious Athena and the formidable tag team of Buzz Marshall and Drew Hendrix. Athena has a confident smirk on her face, having made quick work of her opponent.]
[As Athena raises her arm in victory, Curtis Knight, the mastermind behind it all, grabs a microphone from ringside and enters the ring, ready to address the P:V Universe.]
Curtis Knight: [Smirking] Well, well, well, P:V Universe, did you enjoy that display of dominance by my lovely wife, Athena? Six minutes, and she made quick work of Steven Love. That’s the kind of excellence you can expect from The Legends Club!
[The crowd responds with a resounding chorus of boos, clearly not impressed with Curtis Knight and his group.]
Curtis Knight: [Chuckling] That’s right, folks. The Legends Club, a name that’s etched in the history of P:V. It’s not just a name; it’s a legacy. You see, many years ago, I was part of The Legends Club with the likes of Mike Best and Shooting Star. We were unstoppable then, and we’re unstoppable now!
[The mention of The Legends Club brings a sense of disdain among the fans, who boo even louder.]
Curtis Knight: [Turning serious] But tonight, I’ve got a bone to pick with someone. JD James, the so-called Chief Operating Officer of P:V, thought it would be cute to spring a surprise match on us. Athena had to defend her pride against Steven Love with hardly any notice. JD James, you’re playing with fire.
[Athena nods in agreement, her icy stare fixed on the camera.]
Curtis Knight: [Raising his voice] We are The Legends Club, and we’re not to be trifled with! JD James, this is your one and only warning. Don’t mess with us again, or you’ll face the consequences.
[The crowd continues to boo relentlessly, expressing their strong disapproval of The Legends Club. Curtis Knight hands the microphone back to the ring announcer and stands tall, alongside Athena, Buzz Marshall, and Drew Hendrix, making it clear that despite the crowd’s animosity, they intend to be a dominant force in P:V.]
Making the Call
[As the show returns from a commercial break, the backstage area is bustling with activity. In JD James’ office, the Chief Operating Officer of P:V, JD James himself, sits behind his desk, a deep sense of concern etched on his face. He watches a monitor displaying the segment with Curtis Knight’s announcement of The Legends Club.]
[JD James sighs heavily, clearly troubled by the unexpected development. He knows that Curtis Knight and his allies pose a significant challenge to his authority in P:V. Reluctantly, he reaches for the phone on his desk, his fingers hesitating over the buttons.]
[Just as JD James is about to make a call, the scene abruptly cuts out, leaving viewers in suspense about who he intends to contact and what steps he might take in response to Curtis Knight’s announcement of The Legends Club.]
Teddy Rush vs Greg Stanley
[The backstage area is bustling with activity as Elena Cruz, the backstage interviewer with dreams of Hollywood, stands ready to conduct her next interview. The P:V TV Champion, Bjorn Asulf, known for his Viking persona, is nearby, his intense eyes fixated on a TV monitor showing the recently concluded match between Teddy Rush and Greg Stanley.]
Elena Cruz: [Approaching Bjorn with enthusiasm] Bjorn Asulf, the P:V TV Champion! We just witnessed Teddy Rush secure a victory in the ring. He’s been very vocal about wanting a shot at your championship. What are your thoughts on his recent challenge?
[Bjorn Asulf doesn’t take his eyes off the monitor as he watches Teddy Rush’s victory. He nods slowly, acknowledging the challenge.]
Bjorn Asulf: [In his deep, resonant voice] Teddy Rush, he’s a warrior, no doubt about it. He’s shown strength and determination in that ring tonight. As a champion, I respect any challenger who dares to step up.
[As Teddy Rush celebrates his win on the screen, Bjorn continues.]
Bjorn Asulf: [Turning his attention to Elena] But Elena, being a champion means defending this title with honor. If Teddy Rush wants a shot at the P:V TV Championship, he’ll need to prove himself against me. I’ve faced many challenges in my time, and I’m always ready for a battle.
Elena Cruz: [Nodding] That’s a fair point, Bjorn. The P:V TV Championship has been held by some incredible competitors in the past. If Teddy Rush gets his opportunity, do you think he has what it takes to dethrone you?
[Bjorn Asulf finally tears his gaze away from the monitor and looks at Elena with a determined expression.]
Bjorn Asulf: [Resolutely] Elena, in P:V, we’re all tested by fire. If Teddy Rush wants to challenge for my championship, he’ll have to prove his mettle. But let him know this: The Viking spirit runs deep within me, and I’ll defend this title with every ounce of strength in my body. If he wants it, he’ll have to earn it.
[With that, Bjorn Asulf turns back to the TV monitor, his eyes locked on Teddy Rush, who continues to celebrate his victory. Elena Cruz nods in respect and steps away, leaving Bjorn Asulf to contemplate the potential challenge ahead and the legacy of the P:V TV Championship.]
Midas vs Dale Norman
In the Hunt
[The backstage area at the Goodfellas Casino Arena is bustling with activity as Elena Cruz, the backstage interviewer with dreams of Hollywood, stands ready for her next interview. Darwin Jones, the fan favorite and a man with a score to settle, is nearby, preparing for his interview. He’s been a vocal critic of Curtis Knight and Athena, and tonight, he has a lot to say.]
Elena Cruz: [Approaching Darwin with a curious expression] Darwin Jones, it’s been an eventful night here at P:V Uprising. We just witnessed Curtis Knight announce the return of The Legends Club. I have to ask, as someone who’s been at odds with Curtis and Athena, what are your thoughts on this surprising development?
[Darwin Jones, known for his intelligence and passion, takes a deep breath, ready to express his opinions.]
Darwin Jones: [Serious] Elena, The Legends Club represents a part of P:V’s history, and not necessarily a good one. Curtis Knight and Athena have always been about power and control, and reuniting that group is concerning. It means they’re more dangerous than ever.
Elena Cruz: [Nodding] So, what’s your plan moving forward? With The Legends Club back in action, do you have a strategy to counter their influence?
[Darwin Jones straightens his posture, determination burning in his eyes.]
Darwin Jones: [Confident] Elena, I’ve been a thorn in Curtis Knight and Athena’s side for a while now, and my goal remains the same: to become the P:V Champion. I won’t let them or The Legends Club stand in my way. I promise you; I will be the one to take the P:V Championship from Curtis Knight and remove their power from P:V.
[Just as Darwin Jones finishes his statement, the backstage area door swings open, and in strides Stevie Rigg, another fan favorite and determined competitor. Rigg’s gruff demeanor contrasts with Darwin’s intelligence.]
Stevie Rigg: [Interrupting] Hold on a minute, Darwin. You think you’re gonna take the title from Curtis Knight? You’re dreaming, mate.
[Darwin Jones raises an eyebrow at Stevie Rigg’s confident interruption.]
Darwin Jones: [Challenging] Stevie, I respect your skills, but I’ve been at this longer than you. I’ve seen what Curtis Knight and Athena can do. We need to work together to stop them.
Stevie Rigg: [Gruffly] Nah, mate. All I care about is that championship. I don’t need any alliances. I’ll be the one to take the title from Curtis.
[Darwin Jones pauses, realizing that Stevie Rigg is resolute in his pursuit.]
Darwin Jones: [Disappointed but determined] Well, Stevie, when you change your mind, you know where to find me. The P:V Championship might be your focus, but I’m focused on taking down The Legends Club and bringing honor back to P:V.
[Stevie Rigg nods, and without another word, he exits the scene, leaving Darwin Jones with a mix of determination and uncertainty about how to deal with the reformed Legends Club and the challenges that lie ahead in P:V.]
Edwin Ellis vs Puck
Ready to Settle the Score
[The backstage area is bustling with activity as Elena Cruz, the aspiring Hollywood starlet and backstage interviewer, stands ready for her next interview. James Mendoza, the fan-favorite wrestler with a score to settle, is nearby, his focused gaze locked on the entrance to the arena. He’s moments away from his main event match against his former best friend, Brandon Snyder.]
Elena Cruz: [Approaching James with a sympathetic tone] James Mendoza, it’s been quite a journey for you, and tonight, you’re stepping into the main event against Brandon Snyder, someone you once considered your best friend. How are you feeling right now?
[James Mendoza takes a deep breath, his emotions palpable as he contemplates the upcoming showdown.]
James Mendoza: [With a mix of determination and frustration] Elena, it’s been a rollercoaster ride, that’s for sure. Brandon and I, we were like brothers, but he made his choice, and I made mine. Tonight, it’s about settling the score and showing everyone what I’m made of.
Elena Cruz: [Nodding] It’s clear that there’s a lot of personal history between you two. What’s your strategy going into this match against Brandon Snyder?
[James Mendoza’s expression hardens as he thinks about the match.]
James Mendoza: [Resolute] My strategy is simple, Elena. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. Brandon betrayed me, and he’s going to have to face the consequences. I’m going to fight with everything I have, and I won’t back down until I’ve proven that I’m the better man.
Elena Cruz: [With genuine interest] The P:V Universe is firmly behind you, James. Is there a message you’d like to send to Brandon Snyder before you step into that ring?
[James Mendoza clenches his fists, his determination unwavering.]
James Mendoza: [Directly into the camera] Brandon, you turned your back on our friendship, and tonight, you’re going to pay for it. The fans, my friends, they’re all behind me, and I won’t let them down. Get ready, because James Mendoza is coming for you, and there’s no escape.
[Elena Cruz nods in agreement, sensing the intensity of the moment, and steps away, leaving James Mendoza to gather his focus and prepare mentally for the main event, where he aims to settle the score with his former best friend, Brandon Snyder.]
Brandon Snyder vs James Mendoza
[The atmosphere inside the Goodfellas Casino Arena is charged with frustration and anger as the main event between James Mendoza and Brandon Snyder has concluded without a decisive winner. The crowd, which had been eagerly awaiting a resolution to this bitter feud, expresses its disappointment with loud boos and jeers.]
[In the ring, James Mendoza, the fan favorite with a burning desire for retribution, is seething with anger. He watches as Brandon Snyder, the man who betrayed him months ago, retreats up the ramp, a sly grin on his face, reveling in the chaos he’s caused.]
[James Mendoza paces back and forth in the ring, his emotions boiling over. He grabs a microphone, the frustration evident in his voice.]
James Mendoza: [Shouting] Brandon! You coward! You thought you could escape this fight, huh?
[The crowd continues to boo, echoing James Mendoza’s outrage.]
James Mendoza: [Frustrated] This was supposed to be our moment, our chance to settle the score! But you… you just can’t face the consequences of your actions!
[James Mendoza’s anger fuels the crowd, and they start chanting his name, showing their support for the fan favorite.]
Crowd: James! James! James!
[James Mendoza takes a deep breath, trying to regain his composure.]
James Mendoza: [Determined] Brandon, you may have escaped tonight, but mark my words, this isn’t over! I won’t rest until I get my hands on you and make you pay for what you’ve done!
[As James Mendoza’s fiery declaration resonates through the arena, the crowd roars in approval. The unresolved tension between these two former friends promises a continuation of their intense rivalry.]
[The scene fades with James Mendoza standing tall in the ring, vowing to settle the score with Brandon Snyder, and the P:V Universe eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this bitter feud.]