Post by bartonmassey on Jun 24, 2016 22:42:48 GMT -5
A layer of smog obscures the midday sun over Long Beach. The summer heat builds, one-hundred degrees and rising. Heavy sulfur and diesel odors emanate from the ports, killing the locals one day at a time.
Zoom in. A rooftop overlooks San Pedro Bay and the Los Angeles River. The beauty of the view distracts from the danger just below the surface.
Focus. Barton Massey is on the rooftop, hitting pads with a thug-type. An entourage surrounds them - cameramen, lighting technicians, and sound engineers capturing promo footage. The unsung heroes of the GCW production machine. Lola Sparkle reclines on a nearby lounge chair. The oversized sunglasses on her face don't hide her waning enthusiasm.
"Barton, baby - enough already. Mr. Alexander sent me to get a juicy soundbite, not some boring workout footage."
Massey's rhythm - and delivery - become - very - deliberate.
"Lola, cupcake. You'll get - what you want - when I'm done."
THUD - THUD - THUD THUD - THUD THUD - THUD
One more combination, and the last punch sends the unnamed thug shuffling backwards. Does "Low Down" really hit that hard or is it just for show?
Massey drenches himself with a bottle of water to cool down. The tattoos and scars stand out on his glistening skin. Lola bites her lip - she can't entirely hide her reaction.
Massey towels off and lights up a cigar. He blows a puff of smoke. It disappears into the layer of pollution above.
"I'm done. What is it you want me to say?"
Lola snaps her fingers and snaps to life. She grabs her microphone as the production team gets into position.
"This is Lola 'Cupcake' Sparkle, on location in Long Beach, California on the eve of the inaugural ONE pay-per-view. I'm here with 'Low Down' Barton Massey as he prepares for the biggest match in his GCW career. 'Low Down', what do you have to say about tomorrow's match with 'Daredevil' Seth Corin for the GCW International Championship?"
"How long did you practice that one, love? I heard you in the bathroom during lunch. Were you repeating it to yourself the whole way here?"
Lola maintains her composure on-camera. She kicks Massey in the ankle off-camera.
"You cheeky bird! Nigel sent you out here to get something, anything, to drum up interest and generate a few more buys, is that right?"
"Seth Corin is a very skilled competitor and has made a name for himself -"
"Seth Corin has made a name for himself, but it's not because of skill."
Pause. Massey takes another drag on his cigar.
"Seth Corin runs around on national television in a gimp suit. I know some people love him, but I find the whole thing a bit dodgy, you know? Saving wrestling and fighting villains and all. If that tosser is looking for a villain, he doesn't need to look any further 'cause he's found the biggest, baddest one there is."
"So you're not taking Corin seriously?"
Pause. A hearty laugh escapes from Massey. Lola's sunglasses hide the daggers in her eyes but not the embarrassment on her face.
"Are you just pissing around or is that a real question? Of course I take him seriously! I wouldn't be up here hitting the pads with Alfie, otherwise. But taking him seriously doesn't mean I'm worried. Seth Corin should be worried about me, and not that beastly business with his mum and dad, and his brother with the funny name. She-o? Shy-o? How do you say it?"
Massey interrupts Lola before she can answer.
"It doesn't matter. All that matters is that it's going to be hard lines for Seth Corin tomorrow night. When I've got him trapped in the South West Nine, he's going to try to figure out how he ended up there. And as he taps out or passes out, he'll wish that his mum had done one nice thing for him in his life, and warned him not to mess with that no-good, 'Low Down' Barton Massey."
"Strong words from 'Low Down' Barton Massey. I'm Lola 'Cupcake' Sparkle, reporting from Long Beach, California."
The cameras and lights turn off. So does Lola. But not Massey. Massey is on.
"Lola, when you see Nigel later, can you give him a message?"
"Ugh. I suppose, Barton, baby. What is it?"
"Let Nigel know that if I'm feeling good tomorrow night, I'm going to throw a spanner in the works, and he won't be able to do sod all about it."
"Jesus, Barton - speak American, will you?"
"Tomorrow night, after I beat Seth Corin and Nigel straps that International Championship around my waist, I might just stick around and make the main event real interesting. Seth's barmy friend Hugh Reynolds will be out there, and so will big brother Corin. I still owe Jack Griffith a receipt too."
"Barton, what are you planning? Mr. Alexander isn't going to put up with anyone ruining his show."
"Lola, love, I promised everyone when I arrived that I'd leave this place in sixes and sevens. And I'm not the kind of man to break a promise, now am I?"
Lola slaps Massey's arm. Playful, but not. She lowers her sunglasses.
"Barton Massey, you big jerk!"
Lola slaps at Massey's arm again. He catches it. Playful, but not.
Post by Dare Devil Seth Corin on Jun 25, 2016 22:49:01 GMT -5
Final preparations for GCW's first pay per view is under way at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ring crew are finishing tightening the ropes to make sure all is well for the performers. The entrance way is going through it's final test playing tonight's them The One by Baby Metal. Everything seems to be in order as the camera men are testing the live feed to the titantron. All of a sudden all the lights go out and a red spotlight appears in the middle of the ring. You can hear everyone that was working going frantic as the red light flickers and now there is a dark shadow int the middle of the ring. The workers continue to panic.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh everyone. I need complete silence as for I have a match to prepare for. Barton Massey the next name on my list, the next villain I knock down a peg or two. The International title is on the line and I will be the first GCW International Champion.::Seth now sits Indian style in the middle of the ring:: See tonight is the first GCW pay per view entitled ONE. The name means there can only be One Heavyweight Champion, ONE International Champion, but for me once I get done with Barton. There can only be ONE Corin standing. I still have yet to here from Pops and Mama she's still in my brother's group. He knew what my family meant to me and used it against me. He killed a large part of me that day and tonight I start returning the favor. Barton your a tough guy and I respect that. You need to understand one thing though. I my self am not ordinary. I can hurt you, I can kill you, and I can let the devil out. Why do you think Arian didn't show last week. Wasn't because he was scared to lose but because he was scared I would kill him. Barton your all glitz and glamour. You show off scars like they are medals of honor but the real scars are the ones you get mentally. Sorry to inform you Barton but my mental state is nothing but scar tissue at this point. I will do whatever it takes to complete what I came here to do. Don't let my family issues make you think this is going to be a walk in the park because if you do my friend then your just another name crossed off my list.
::The light flickers and then appears at the top of the stage where Seth Corin is now standing. He is twirling a stafff of some sort and combining strikes with the staff and different punches and kicks. Seth stops his show of offensive maneuvers. He just stands there and looks out towards the ring. The lights flicker again and everything returns to normal.::
Damn that guy is getting weirder and weirder by the week. Why am I always around for his rants. I better go warn Nigel again that Seth is up to no good.
::The camera man starts walking around the stage and heads towards Nigel's office. He gets to the office and is about to knock when all of a sudden he's hit from behind and knocked out cold. He starts to wake up where he's in a dark room with only a red spotlight shining on him. He starts to look around and see Seth Corin come out of the shadows.::
What happen? What am I doing here?? Why do you have me here?
Mister Camera Man your here because I have questions for you. You see you have seemed to find yourself wherever I am trying to figure out my next move. How is that possible?
I don't know. I just seem to be there. I'm sorry please don't hurt me. I have a family.
You have a family, so did I until my Pops went missing and my brother and mother turned against me. So family doesn't mean that much to me right now. See there's still one person unaccounted for and thats the guy who was holding my mom hostage or at least pretending to. So answer me this, was that man you?
No, no, no, no, dear god no. I had nothing to do with that. Why would you think that?
Why would I think that, maybe because you seem to be every where I am. Because my brother keeps being one step in front of me and he shouldn't be. Not to mention the first thing you do is run to Nigel's office and I wouldn't be surprised if Shio had him in his pocket as well. Which makes you an accomplice as well.
No, I don't know if Nigel is aligned with your brother or not. I go to Nigel to make sure no innocent by standers get hurt in this war of yours.
Get out, get out now!
::Seth cuts the camera man loose. The camera man runs out of the room and continues running until hes out of sight. Seth the sits in the chair and begins to ponder to himself again.::
The message has been sent. I know that man will go right to Nigel, but I know Nigel will go right to Shio. I got to focus though Barton isn't going to be easy tonight but he has to remember. A man without fear and without anything to lose. Is the scariest man to ever live and right now that man is me.
::Seth stands up and disappears into the shadows and the light goes out on its own and everything is just black.::
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