A purple spot in the shape of a horned skull drops onto the entrance ramp, and the masked figure of Lágrima stands, back to the ring, head in her hands. The opening chords of Melanie Martinez’s “Pity Party” play through the arena, and Lágrima turns to look over her shoulder, the tear-streaked mask staring toward the ring. She moves almost robotic, her torso shuddering with sobs as she turns around, putting her arms out in a cross pose, before slowly walking to the ring, swaying back and forth.
As she reaches the ring, she slides in, luridly crawling across the canvas on her belly, looking at the hard cam, putting a hand out, almost pleading with the audience… She rolls back, popping to her feet and heading to the corner, awaiting her opponent.
- DTF [drop toe hold into STF]
- Victimizer [legdrop reverse DDT]
- Lágrimas de Dolores [Starship Pain moonsault]
- Standing shooting star press
- 450 shooting star senton
- 450 splash
- spinning wheel kick
- handspring back elbow
- flying corkscrew lariat
- various victory/O'Connor roll/sunset flip combinations
Sean Boden is gone. The specter that hung over the heads of the Vice Squad has disappeared. But with him, he took the man to whom all three members looked to for guidance.
The death of Roberto Cortez, Jr. has not been taken lightly by the Vice Squad, least of all its youngest member. Lágrima grew up with Sangria as a father figure, one of many who would eventually disappear from her life. With his killer gone, she’s let out a breath she didn’t know she was holding. But soon, the tears will fall.
With her tears come strength. Lágrima earned her tag titles through her tears. She earned her mask through tears. And when the time comes, she’ll regain her accolades through those same tears.
She’s through being an idle spectator. Now is the time for action. They may laugh at her tears, but soon they’ll join her.
The Vice Squad (Lou and Jane Doe) had a legendary EWA Tag Team Championship reign; the longest championship reign for any belt in the company at 205 days. Until Champions Summit 2, everything was looking up for them.
Until Sean Boden broke Lou’s arm, and Kharrion took the championship.
But the Vice Squad would live again, in a different form. Cynthia Marx and Jared Walsh made the decision to revamp the team.
This time, they would be a trio, in true lucha libre style. After earning her mask in la Iglesia de la Sangre, it only seemed fair.
The Vice Squad would return, stronger. And Lágrima, Sangria, and Minxy Jones would reclaim what once belonged to them.
Even more previously…
Lou and Jane Doe (collectively the Vice Squad) entered the EWA with ambitions. At the time, the EWA World Tag Team Championship had not yet been reinstated, but the Vice Squad made it clear at From The Ashes that there was only room for one tag team at the top, as their former manager Jared Walsh turned on his LIHC tag partner CJ Nelson to help propel the group to stardom. In a grueling, no-holds-barred match that saw chairs, barbed wire, and thumbtacks, at match’s end the Vice Squad stood victorious. Their momentum would propel them to a win against then World Champion Osbourne Kilminster and his now ex-wife and former EWA World Champion Sinnocence. Soon enough, their ambitions bore fruit, as they took the newly-reinstated EWA World Tag Team Championship home in a ladder match against Vermont’s Finest. They would hold the belts for a record 139 days, finally dropping them to X-Calibur and Azrael Goeren, the Hierarchy, at Asylum de los Muertos, in a finish that saw Lou take an X-Terminator from the top of the lighting rig at Arena Mexico. That same show would see the beginning of the end of their partnership with Jared Walsh, as CJ Nelson attacked them backstage, setting off a back-and-forth, cross-company feud between Walsh and the SHOOT Project star. After a loss of momentum, the Vice Squad is back on track, and ready to show the EWA that they are not to be counted out yet. Jane is young and brash, but also surprisingly calculating. The more technical of the Vice Squad, Jane has a good eye for tactics, ring awareness, and to a lesser extent, ring psychology. Having been in training in DSI’s Purgatory gym for 4 years (and in gymnastics training with Ainsley for 2 years prior to that), Jane has developed into a young woman who knows how to get what she wants, and is willing to use everything in her arsenal to get it. Like her partner, she’s amped up her “feminine wiles” to the maximum… anything to distract her opponent, or get them to underestimate her. If Lou is the Hardcore, then Jane is the Style, pushing more glitz and glamor than her hard-edged partner.
* denotes a guest appearance in someone else’s RP
*Missile 1: This War is Mine [w/ Lou] (12.12.17)
Black Widow (9.22.17)
Me Josh, You Jane [w/ Josh Kaine] (8.26.17)
Vice, Interrupted (1.26.17)
Boston Vice VI (12.19.16)
Boston Vice V (11.16.16)
Boston Vice I (9.6.16)
Vice’s Virtues 14: Domination (12.31.15)
Vice’s Virtues 13: Overlooked (12.30.15)
Vice’s Virtues 12: Shamelessness (12.10.15)
Vice’s Virtues 11: Aftermath (12.4.15)
RHProductions.com Message (12.2.15)
Vice’s Virtues 10: Emotion (11.25.15)
Vice’s Virtues 9: Surprise (11.22.15)
Vice’s Virtues 8: Forgetfulness (11.18.15)
*Aftermath 001 [w/ Sinnocence] (11.17.15)
Vice’s Virtues 7: Organization (11.13.15)
Vice’s Virtues 6: Fear (11.8.15)
Vice’s Virtues 5: Memories (10.29.15)
The Lone Wolf Diaries I: Betrayal (10.17.15)
EWA.com Exclusive [f/ Michael Draven] (10.15.15)
Vice’s Virtues 4: Preparedness (10.15.15)
Vice’s Virtues 3: Responsibility (10.13.15)
The Vice Squad Presents: The Man Himself (10.10.15)
Vice’s Virtues 2: Togetherness (10.10.15)
The Devil’s Elixir: A From The Ashes Epilogue (10.4.15)
Backstage w/ the Vice Squad, EWA.com Exclusive (10.2.15)
Vice’s Virtues I: Pride (9.26.15)