Mark Kendrick: We’re going to head backstage now where Maria Madden is standing by with REIGN World Champion, Viento Helado. Maria, take it away.
Maria Madden is backstage, sitting in a well decorated, minimalist looking area, in a comfy chair of course. Across from her is another comfortable chair and in that seat, as Mark Kendrick said, is the REIGN World Champion, Viento Helado.
Maria Madden: Viento, thanks for joining me here this evening.
Viento Helado: Of course, Maria. We’re in the rundown for Total Annihilation, why WOULDN’T I be here?
Maria Madden: That’s actually an interesting question, because the smart money is that you’re going to defend the REIGN World Championship against Rapture at Total Annihilation, but the fact of the matter is that nothing is signed yet, right?
Viento shifts in his chair.
Viento Helado: That’s correct. We’ve made some terms available to Johnny Brave and his client, after countless assaults and attacks on both me and my compadres in Furia Inviernal, but Johnny Brave is holding out. He believes that he and his client are owed more to challenge me.
Maria Madden: More?
Viento Helado: Your surprise is noted, Maria. Rapture and Johnny Brave are new to REIGN, new to the SHOOT Project, right?
Maria Madden: They are.
Viento Helado: So you’d think that they’d know that they do not have leverage in this situation. If anything, a match with me is going to do more for Rapture than it will do for me. He effectively has nothing to lose and everything to gain, so to put this?
He lifts the World Championship slightly.
Viento Helado: …on the line? On their terms? It makes no sense. What’s in it for me? Why would I bo–
“FUCKING GET HIM”
The interruption triggers Maria Madden to get the heck on up out of dodge as a boot, owned by Rapture, comes FLYING towards Viento Helado and drives into his face, sending the REIGN World Champion crashing to the ground! Rapture steps over the askew chair and reaches Helado in two steps. Helado scurries backwards trying to get to his feet, but Rapture pulls him up by the throat. Viento’s eyes are large as Rapture just shoves Helado into the wall, cracking the drywall with the impact!
Mark Kendrick: Someone’s gotta get back there! Where are the tag team champions?!
The screen splits in answer to Mark Kendrick’s question, showing REIGN’s tag team champions brawling in an Epicenter hallway with none other than the Willett Clan, and the Willett’s had the element of surprise on their side, managing to get the jump on Furia Inviernal. Meanwhile, Rapture has Helado shoved up against the wall and is just laying into his midsection, causing visible welts to form on his stomach and rib area.
Johnny Brave: You want to know what you get out of it, Helado!? You get NOTHING. You’re going to LOSE your World Championship and then you’re going to what? Fall off the grid, back into obscurity, while me and Rapture?
Helado’s bleeding from the mouth now as the split screen shows the Willett Clan standing over the fallen tag team champions, holding their belts into the air.
Johnny Brave: We’re going to walk out of Total Annihilation with your championship, because we accept! We’ve signed the dotted line! It’ll be Rapture challenging Viento Helado for the REIGN World Championship, and you should kiss that motherfucker goodbye, because you’re DONE.
Rapture delivers one final blow to Helado, rendering him unconscious.
Johnny Brave: And don’t worry, Mark Kendrick, I’ll do your job too. Up next is our MAIN EVENT, where Maximo Fisico takes on Dan Stein with the Sexiest in SHOOT moniker on the line. Dumb stipulation if you ask me, Fisico is WAY hotter than Stein, but whatever. That match is NEXT. GET OUT OF HERE.