* PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * The camera focuses on the entrance ramp as the pyro comes to a close for the opening of Ascension. The show airing live from the Pepsi Centre in Denver, Colorado. Thousands of fans can be heard cheering and it gets even louder as beach balls fall from the ceiling! A loud ‘Batti’ chant breaks out throughout the arena as the big screen lights up! The normal fun loving wrestler is a little less than usual tonight. Batti runs onto the stage and waves to the crowd but after losing the Elite Openweight Championship, it is clear that Batti isn’t in the most joyous mode. Doing her best to entertain the fans, Batti runs down to the ring and slides underneath the bottom rope, then she jumps to her feet and instinctively goes to unbuckle the title belt which was once around her waist. With no title belt to be found Batti’s eyes water a little as she looks around the arena, receiving a wave of support from the fans. Connor: Welcome everyone to Ascension 119, I’m Cat Connor and what a start to the show we have on offer. The former Elite Openweight Champion is standing in the ring after losing her title last week to Callie Clark. A heartbreaking loss for Batti but these fans are giving her a lot of love tonight. Cohen: It was one of the best matches I’ve ever seen, CC. I disagree with calling it a heartbreaking loss though. It was exactly what we needed. This company could not survive with a champion like Batti. A child who is pretending to be a champion. Her losing the title was the best thing. The crowd is on their feet as Batti paces around the ring with a microphone in her hand. She looks up at the crowd and smiles, rubbing her knee a little as she comes to a stop. Batti: Well, last week didn’t go as planned. It’s been a little rough lately, I know. Titus ruined our celebration first, Callie and Gabi dropped red… whatever that was… onto my head and ruined our celebration last week and then they took our Elite Openweight Championship through cheating. I know a lot of you are upset but hey, we can make it through this! We can comeback and we will! Together, we will get back our Elite Openweight Championship and that journey starts tonight. A large cheer goes up from the audience. Batti: My knee is still a little sore from last week but it’s not going to slow me down. I know I have all of you supporting me! All of you cheering me on and that means I can do anything I set my mind to. Do you believe in me? Another cheer from the crowd; Batti smiles from ear to ear. Batti: I knew it! I knew you would all still support me. Now, tonight is going to be a challenge. We can’t look past tonight. While Callie holds our title we have to earn our chance at Gold Rush. Vee isn’t an easy opponent. He wants to teach her a lesson just like I do. We both want a title shot but only one of us can get it and I believe, that with you guys supporting me, I can achieve anything! Big heat from the audience, Batti turns her attention swiftly towards the entrance ramp, and out walks Callie Clark (wearing her Elite Openweight Championship around the waist) and her sister Gabi follows close behind. Callie sneers as she steps down the ramp and enters the ring, the title shining under the lights. The eyes of the former champion are locked on the gold as Callie runs her hand over the nameplate, a smirk growing on her face. Callie: It does look much better on me, Batti. I’m sure even you can see that. These people may not want to admit it but my photos with the title have been the most viewed and liked pictures on the WZCW Instagram page ever! The people love me! More boos from the crowd while Callie stretches her arms out and soaks in what she describes as ‘love’ from the audience. Callie: You are yesterdays news, Batti. Nobody cares about you. What even are you? You’re not a wrestler. You’re not a competitor. You’re not a champion. Hey, you’re not even a woman. You’re a pathetic little girl and you don’t belong here. So, why don’t you do us all a favour and get the hell out of my ring? Now, bitch! With her sister standing behind her, Callie shoves Batti and continues to shout at her. Callie: Are you going to cry again? I beat you last week but it seems like you didn’t get the message. I think I need to give you another lesson in who is the top dog here on Ascension! Batti: You’re just a bully! You think that you can push me around? If not for your sister interfering we’d still be champion. Callie: Who is this ‘we’ that you keep talking about? These fans don’t actually like you. They think your stupid. A stupid little girl who doesn’t know her place. Batti: Liar! The champion laughs and then slaps Batti across the face. Callie: Get out of my ring! Batti: Argh! With a sudden explosion of rage, Batti tackles Callie to the ground and begins hammering away with punches. The crowd cheers her on as Batti mounts her and is going wild. From behind Gabi rips Batti away by the hair and kicks her right in the face with a big boot. The Clarks double team Batti and throw wild punches. Gabi gets behind Batti and holds her tight as Callie Clark undoes her title, takes aim and prepares to strike Batti across the face with the gold! Connor: Here comes the reinforcements! Cohen: The Clarks have scattered and want no part of Vee ADZ, CC. From the top of the stage, Vee sprints down to the ring and dives into the ring looking to support Batti. The Clarks are long gone before he enters the ring and Callie grabs her title belt with a look of glee on her face. Vee checks on Batti who leans against the bottom rope shaking off the punishment sustained from the assault by the Clarks. Vee picks up the microphone Batti was using and turns towards the Clarks who now stand halfway up the ramp. Vee: Listen here, you two are cowards for what you just did. Callie, you criticise Batti for being a fan favourite but you are worse, you are no champion. You don’t respect these fans and that will be your downfall. The crowd cheers as Vee points towards Batti. Vee: We will wrestle tonight and no matter who wins, one of us will surely defeat you. From the ramp Callie Clark shakes her head and holds up the Elite Openweight Championship. Vee: Enjoy your time with the title, Callie. It’s almost over. He drops the microphone and helps Batti to her feet as the audience gives them a loud ovation. Vee and Batti stand united as the Clarks look on from the top of the stage. Callie Clark sneering at her possible challengers for Gold Rush. Connor: What a heated opener we have just seen and it will have huge implications for the number one contenders match later tonight. Callie Clark will act as the referee and I wonder how she will call it? Cohen: I’m sure it’ll be fair and down the middle. Connor: Stay tuned for that and up next we will see the number one contender to the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship – Flex Mussel goes one on one with Kagura. What a match that will be.