It is midnight, February 24, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mason Childers is sitting in a hotel bathtub full of ice. He is breathing heavily, but has a big smile on his face. The moments of the Money in the Bank match race through his mind as he basks in the refreshing cold of the ice bath. Mason's cell phone begins ringing in the sleeping room. He gingerly gets out of the ice bath, wraps a towel around his waist, and walks out of the bathroom. He checks his phone and sees “Mom” on the caller ID. He answers the phone.
Mason’s Mother, MELISSA, is on the other line.
Is everything okay? Where is Cindy?
She is fine. She’s right here.
What is she doing up?! How is she gonna get up for school tomorrow?!
Tomorrow is Saturday.
Here she is. She wants to talk to you.
Oh. Okay th-
Hiya Dad! Oh my god! You clotheslined Ken who was kind of a jerk, and then you got hit with a step ladder and that sucked, but then you came back and threw Andrew Jordan up over your head, and knocked the Answer out with a punch! You won, Dad! You won!
Woah! Slow down, Cindy. Why don’t you tell me about school today?
Fuck school, Dad! You just won a free title match!
HEY! WATCH YOUR LA-
Mason clutches his torso in pain.
Dad?! Are you okay? I’m sorry. The 'F' word just kind of slipped out.
You need to chill a little bit. You’ll need to be at your best when you wrestle at Vindication next week.
I don’t know if I’m booked. I haven’t even seen the card yet, sweetheart.
You’ll be booked, Dad.
How do you know?
I saw it on the internet? The Internet GCW community are already anticipating your first singles match. The details aren’t all out yet, but apparently you are going to be placed high on the card.
… No shit?
The rumor is that you’ll be placed in a match with a World title contender.
I'll be damned. Well, you’re right then. I better get rested up. I have to go. Put your Grandmother back on.
Okay. I love you, Dad.
I love you too, Cindy.
Are you really okay?
I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck, but…
Mom, it was everything I ever dreamed it could be. Hitting people hard, getting hit hard, the noise the crowd makes. Wrestling in GCW is every bit as magical as I've always dreamed it could be.
You’re doing what you meant to do. I’m proud of you for that. I just wish...
Melissa goes silent. Mason’s face shifts from a smile into a morose look.
I’m sorry, honey. I AM proud of you, but-
I know. I’m still not able to get over it myself. Jeremy should’ve been out there with me tonight.
Well, son… maybe he was.
Come on, Mom. You know that’s not what I mean.
I know what you mean son, but you have to have faith in things like that. Don’t you still believe?
Yea… I don’t know. I have to go, Mom. I need to rest.
Yes, of course. Good night, son.
Good night, Mom.
It is 8:37 P.M., March 1, 2017, in Jacksonville, Mississippi. Mason Childers is eating at a local restaurant. He is eagerly chewing a piece of his twelve ounce sirloin steak, when an older man approaches him with a small, chubby child.
Hey. Are you Mason Childers?
Mason stops eating and looks at the man. He has a confused look on his face first, and then realizes why he was recognized.
Oh? Yes! That's me. What's your name?
Mason shakes hands with the man.
I’m BOB. I’m sorry to bother you, but my son here saw your match last Friday. He really likes you. You were one of the reasons he begged me to get a ticket for Vindication this Friday. I was just wondering if he could get an autograph.
Yea, sure! What’s your son's name?
Bob encourages his son to step forward. The kid sheepishly walks out from behind Bob’s back.
Hi, Mr. Childers, my name is BUCK.
Nice to meet you, Buck. Please, if you have a minute, sit down here with me.
Surprised by this sudden offer, Bob stands in silence for a few moments before smiling and sitting down.
Absolutely, thank you so much!
It’s no trouble at all. I'm glad you approached me. I need the company.
Mason continues eating his meal, while enjoying his new dinner companions. The conversation continues in casual territory until Mason finishes eating and was preparing to leave.
What are you going to do about John Styles this Friday?
I don’t know. I know it probably looks like I can outsize him, but I’m not so sure it is going to be that easy. Styles might have the edge in determination. He knows how to fight from underneath. I’m gonna have to watch out or his offense is going to catch up to me. Either way, I’m looking forward to it. I don’t know him too well, but I have a lot of respect for him and I think we’ll have a great match.
I’m looking forward to seeing it! So when are you planning to use the briefcase?!
Mason enters deep thought for a few seconds before looking back up at Buck and flashing a sly smile.
Keep watching kid. You should know pretty soon.
It is 10:00 PM, March 1, 2017, Jacksonville, Mississippi. Mason Childers is lying in his bed, staring up at the ceiling. He takes a deep breath, and then shuts his eyes.
Hello again up there. Thank you for protecting me in the Money in the Bank match. Thank you for allowing me to win. I haven’t heard much from Jensen since the end of the match. Make sure he is okay.
Mason takes a deep breath before changing subject.
I’ll be wrestling John Styles this Friday. I know that I can beat him, but I will have to fight at my hardest. I just want to have fun and wrestle him in a great match. This is my first one-on-one match in GCW and I want it to be a match that makes the fans understand that I am meant to do this at the highest level. Please make sure that you keep both of us safe. Thank you for what you’ve done for me so far.
Post by John Styles on Mar 1, 2017 22:09:44 GMT -5
February 26th, 2017
John Styles is seen barging in through the front door of GCW HQ. Wasting little time, he heads straight towards the elevator in the main lobby. He presses the button for floor 6 so hard that he shakes his hand in pain.
Before the door can fully open, he rushes out of it and makes a beeline for room 14. Inside room 14, there are 10 reasonably sized offices, all for the fat cats of GCW. When he gets into the room, he looks around for a second before kicking in the door for office 1. Inside, he finds Clint Bishop, General Manager of Vindication.
"Jesus Christ John! You can't just come in here, kicking down doors! What the Hell is wrong with you?"
"He's not here John..."
"Don't lie to me Clint...I saw his car, he's here."
"No...I mean he's not...here...he's in the cafeteria."
Styles ever so slightly nods his head at Clint before backing out of the office. He tries to lift the door that he kicked down back into place but it just falls right back on the floor.
He walks back to the elevator and patiently waits. He cracks his Knuckles, Neck, and Back, knowing what's about to go down. The screen above the door that shows what floor the elevator is on, starts to rise.
John begins to smile straight ahead.
The door opens and a clueless Nigel Alexander, looking at his phone, steps out of the elevator and bumps into John Styles.
"You should really watch where you're going pal..."
Immediately, Nigel drops his phone and looks up slowly with a look of pure fear on his face.
Nigel: "No...No. No. No. Noooo!"
Without missing a beat, Styles wraps his arms around Nigel's legs, picks him up and runs him into the wall of the elevator. Nigel drops to the floor, gripping his abdomen. Styles grabs him by the ankles and drags him out of the elevator. He lifts Nigel up, puts him over his shoulder and carries him back to Clint's office.
"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!"
"Shut up and move..."
With a look of shock on his face, Clint obliges and moves out of his chair. He goes to leave the room by John stops him.
Clint walks back in and stands in the corner of the office as Styles lays Nigel down in the chair.
"Now...looks like we're going to have a little chat, huh boss?"
"Go screw yourself Styles."
"That's not very nice...what would your Mother say if she heard those words coming out of your mouth?"
"She'd tell you to go screw yourself too."
Styles chuckles before moving closer to the desk, now almost standing over Nigel. He leans in...
"Listen to me Nigel...I think you know by now, I'm not somebody you want to fuck with. When I say, don't even think about interfering at Malice in Wonderland, I mean it. If you have the gall to try any funny shit, I will not only make it my number 1 priority to ruin your life, but also the life of anyone and everyone you've ever cared about."
"Ok...Ok, please...I won't, I swear."
"Good...and if either of you tell anyone what happened here tonight, I'm coming back and next time it'll be for the both of you..."
3 March, 2017 GCW Vindication Mississippi St. Fair Colosseum
::Scene:: Backstage at Vindication, Lola Sparkle is preparing for an interview segment featuring John Styles.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, we are just moments away from this first time ever match-up between the winner of the Money In The Bank Ladder match, Mason Childers, and one of the number one contenders for the GCW World Championship at Malice in Wonderland, John Styles. With me at this time is Mr Styles."
Styles: "Indeed I am."
"John, what are your thoughts going into this match tonight?"
"Listen, don't get me wrong, this Mason guy is a nice dude, but I can tell you first hand that being nice doesn't get you jack all around here. I almost feel sorry for him, he doesn't know what this company does to people, what it turns them into, but that's why I'm here, to try and change that."
"You know I have to ask...how are you feeling going into your first ever, and long overdue, world championship match? Are you worried about Mr Alexander getting involved at all?"
"I'm feeling fantastic, it's going to feel even better finally holding what I've been working towards ever since I joined this company. As for Nigel...lets just say I highly doubt he's even going to be in the building at Malice in Wonderland...but I'm about to go out there and show he what he's got lined up for him if he decides to get involved..."
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