HCS HCS HCS HCS!!!!!
*The crowd is in a fever pitch of euphoria as the start of Syndicate TV is about to begin. Inside the ring stands Clark Benson and Victoria Walters.*
*Clark stands there smiling as the crowd grows louder until they finally die down a little.*
Clark Benson: Welcome everyone to the historic Fort Worth Stock yards in beautiful Fort Worth, Texas!
*The crowd explodes in cheers.*
Clark Benson: Welcome everyone…..to Hate City Syndicate!!!!
*The crowd again explodes into cheers.*
Clark Benson: Tonight. We present to you the first round of the tournament that will eventually crown our very first HCS World heavyweight champ…….
*Dirty Angel” blames out through the sound system as the crowd comes to their feet*
Clark Benson: …..pion……
*Out walks out head booker Al Envy to a thunderous ovation. He seems all business tonight as he quickly walks into the ring. He shakes Clark’s hand and touches Victorias shoulder and dismisses them from the ring. They make their way to the commentators booth. Envy walks around the ring looking out over the crowd as the fans show him their love and respect.*
Clark Benson: The boss apparently has something to say tonight. And he doesn’t look too happy does he Victoria?
Victoria Walters: No he doesnt. And I was going to sing a song for everyone. These rednecks deserve to hear my beautiful voice. He must be in a bad mood considering he would stop that from happening. Al loves my voice.
Clark Benson: I have seen that look before. I don’t think it’s time for jokes.
*Al stands in the ring with a microphone*
Al Envy: Clark, Victoria, I am sorry for the interruption. And I apologize Victoria that you weren’t able to make people’s ears bleed with your song you had planned to start out the show.
The crowd pops and laughs.
Victoria Walters: How rude…..
*Envy rubs his face then looks up*
Al Envy: You know guys the pro wrestling game is as tough of a business, hell what am I saying, it’s the toughest business on this planet. You never know what is going to happen on a day to day basis. And over this last week each and every day has been one giant pain in my ass let me tell ya.
*The crowd is quiet as Al continues*
Al Envy: I knew that starting a new wrestling company was going to be tough, but I was up for the challenge. I couldn’t wait to get started and I was excited to be able to bring in the best talent I could find to begin this title tournament. Hell the first episode of Syndicate TV was such a success I figured that tonight’s show and shows down the line would be a breeze. But I was obviously wrong.
*The crowd cheers the success of the first Syndicate TV*
Al Envy: You see….unfortunately I made some bad contracts to get this tournament booked with the wrong kind of people. Tonight we have actually had to cancel a few matches because of them not honoring their contracts. That’s on me. Now most companies cover their asses by putting at the bottom of all their promotional stuff and on the ticket stubs “Card Subject to Change”. They put that there because it ensures that they won’t be forced to give out refunds. Well here is the thing boys and girls. I am not like other heads of a wrestling company. I promised you guys an exciting first round of a tournament to crown a world champion and I failed. So tonight each and every person will be given a full refund. And you will watch who did honor their contract come out here and do their thing for free.
*The crowd pops as they start another HCS chant.*
Clark Benson: A free wrestling show for the fans??
Victoria Walters: Wait….how in the hell am I getting paid for this now? I have an extravagant lifestyle I have to support. I refuse to miss my morning Swedish massage from Dante. And God is he hung like a…..
Clark Benson: Can we focus please?
*Back in the ring Envy continues*
Al Envy: Now I am sure everyone in the back wants to know how they plan on getting paid for their contributions tonight. It’s simple. I put my money where my mouth is, and when I don’t deliver for the fans or my investors I take it on the chin. I am personally paying staff and talent out of my own pocket. And trust me the checks will clear.
*The crowd pops again as they now start an Envy chant.*
Al Envy: As far as the tournament goes tonight will be the only night of it. The winners of the matches we have tonight will meet at our next show in one match to crown our very first HCS World Champion. Also at that show we will be crowning our first HCS Television Champion. And I promise you all that I will never allow this to happen again. From here on out when you pay to come to an HCS show you will get your money’s worth.
Clark Benson: So tonight we find out who will be in a match to decide the first ever HCS World Champion? And we will also that show crown the TV title holder. I think that is a great idea.
Victoria Walters: Al’s check better clear. If I lose Dante and his huge di….
Clark Benson: Oh will you stop!!!
Al Envy: So let’s get to our first match right no…….actually let’s hold off on that for a few. I had a few pains in my ass this week, and all of them are not here tonight except two of them…….so Kyra Johnson and Ryder D’Adori will you please grace us with your presence.
*The crowd starts booing their asses off as the self professed “first couple of HCS” walks out. Ryder is smiling and has a microphone. He puts it to his mouth arrogantly.*
Al Envy: You won’t be needing that. Go ahead and turn his mic off guys.
*The crowd pops as Ryder stares into the ring. He tries to talk but nothing comes from the microphone*
Al Envy: You see that is what’s called being the boss. Apparently that is something you two can’t get through your thick skulls. I want both of you to look right at me when I explain to you how this business works for the final time. It’s very simple. HCS was my creation, and lime any good business man you go out and you get investors. Key word there sports is IINNVVEESSTTOORRSS. So you two going behind my back to talk to some spare on their board is like farming in the wind. You wanna know why? Because despite them backing me which I appreciate they have no say on the running of this show. You wanna know who does?
*The crowd starts another Envy chant as Ryder and Kyra stares at Al Envy.*
Al Envy: That’s right…..I do. HCS is my wrestling company. Not the investors I got. And the contract I signed with them states that. So right now if I wanted to fire both of your asses despite the new contracts you signed through your board member friend I can.
*Ryder starts screaming abuse of power at Al as Kyra looks like she just lost her Barbie doll*
Al Envy: However……I am no idiot…..you two have star potential, and I know for a fact that you both have been working your assess off to get better. And I will be honest. I need you both here in HCS……
*The crowd boos as both Ryder and Kyra change their demeanors.*
Al Envy: So here is what’s happening. Ryder…..unfortunately your opponent decided to fax me his retirement notification this week. And I couldn’t find a replacement for him for this show. So…..congratulations you are the first participant to enter into the match that decides our first ever HCS World Champion.
*Ryder starts jumping up and down as he and Kyra celebrates*
Al Envy: That brings me to you Miss Dallas. Your opponent did come to work tonight. But as far as you and Ricky Cassels main eventing tonight? Forget it. Your match is later tonight, but it’s not the main event. Actually there is no main event tonight. It’s just matches that decide who moves onto the HCS World Title match. So I suggest that you go on and get ready. Oh and before you two even think about it? Ryder you are barred from ringside, and if you get involved neither of you will get that opportunity to become HCS World Champion.
*The crowd pops*
Clark Benson: Oh that’s huge!!! Kyra will have to do it by herself! And she is facing Ricky Cassels!
Victoria Walters: Oh that’s not fair! Ryder is her boyfriend he deserves to be with her!
Clark Benson: Barred from ringside. Kyra grows up tonight!
Al Envy: Good luck tonight to all those who are competing. Thank you all for giving me the chance to explain everything, and enjoy free wrestling tonight!
*Dirty Angel plays as Al leaves the ring. He walks up to Ryder and Kyra who are still standing there and slaps Ryder on the shoulder. They jaw a little with Envy who smiles and gestures them to follow him backstage*
Clark Benson: Well…..let’s get started with what we have. We will be right back with our three way opening contest.