A Jumper's Tale (Part 2 - CVerse)
You know, you learn something or two about how to take a beating when your career revolves around it. You don't know it, I'm not just a pro wrestler. I've spent some time in the world of MMA, I wasn't anything spectacular, but I knew how to take beatings. That kind of led to my career in wrestling, I got beat up too much and wanted to actually know the feeling of being on top. So these thugs beating me up isn't anything I can't handle. You just have to phase out. I just hope they don't tear my pants. I don't have the money for a new pair... Shirts are easy though, I do have direct control over merchandise. I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with the Zone. Though, that phone call... something could happen with Mexico.
Woah, this is... different. I'm not in my office anymore. No sign of the thugs. Where did they take me?
Wait a second, I know who that is. That's George DeColt! What the hell does he have to do with this? Did the money come from him? Woah, he's coming right at me.
“Alex! Are you paying attention to me?”
Did he just call me Alex?
“I don't feel well. Can I be excused?”
“Yeah, hurry back. We need to talk about setting up for Elimination.”
I walked around the house until I found the bathroom, entered, and shut the door. I splashed some water on my face and looked in the mirror, surprised at what I saw looking back at me. Alex DeColt. The second of the DeColt siblings and the one in charge of booking CGC. I wiped my face with a hand towel and instinctively checked my pocket.
There was a piece of paper.
For those of you just joining us, part 1 is here and chronicles the story of William Peers in CZCW. I did it because infinitywpi is my hero. Now with that chapter done, here is chapter 2.
“Good Alex, you're back. Are you feeling alright?”
“Yeah, I just felt weird there for a second.”
“Alright, so what are your plans for Elimination?”
Plans for Elimination? I don't even know what the state of the union is right now! I need to get out of here... and fast.
“I'm sorry, I know I should have more for you right now, but I think I need to lie down. I really don't feel well.”
“No, you're not getting out of this booking meeting. I want some answers and I want them now.”
George you should have let me go. I really DON'T feel well. WHARF!
“Ah, Jesus, Al. Alright, let's get you to your room.”
Thankfully George is escorting me, I don't know where the hell I'm going. And I need to get some sleep.
“I'll send your mother up with dinner later. Rest up, I'm going to expect some work out of you tomorrow.”
I suppose I should get some work done, but... this bed is comfortable....
So what do I have to work with here?
Arguably the best of the DeColt brothers. Jack has a natural talent for connecting with a crowd. He's a top player, being World Champion 4 times and Tag Champion 5 times.
The oldest and most talented DeColt brother. Steve has what it takes to make it anywhere. The thing is he often takes a back seat to Jack. Case in point, he's held the World belt 3 times and the Tag belt 4 times, usually with Jack.
The youngest and greenest of the brothers. He's got all the potential in the world, but his consistency is a bit suspect. Either the real Alex saw something big in him or George wanted the young one to get a hold of the strap. He's held the Canadian Title twice and is the current holder of the World Title.
Not a great performer by any stretch of the imagination, but he's where he's at thanks to his friendship with the real Alex. He can get by in a pinch and with the help of Adrian Garcia and the Elite should have no problem staying over. He's held the tri-fecta of titles in CGC.
An over the top heel and solid wrestler. Eddie has what is needed to be in the top in a promotion like this. His partnership with the Elite will help serve his goals. He's also held the tri-fecta of titles, with the Tag Titles three times.
One of the most respected guys in the business, it was good for business to bring Tyler in after DaVE went out of business. He should fit in nicely in the top, at least until it's time to hang up his boots. He held the World Title twice over ten years ago.
Ed is tough and he knows what he's doing. He's not a spectacular worker by any means, but he has the ability to look good out there. He's a former three time World Champion, two time Tag Champion, and one time Canadian Champion. At 46, I expect his retirement soon.
Ryan is the future of CGC, along with Ricky DeColt and some guys from the midcard. He's a solid wrestler and knows how to rile up the crowd. He's making some big money under a written contract right now and should get plenty of face time.
Whippy the Clown
Whippy is on the borderline to success right now. He's been saddled with the silly gimmick, but has just enough charisma to make it work. A hot feud should propel him to the top and teach him at the same time.
Alex DeColt... me
The brother with the most to gain and lose. George DeColt has made it no secret that Alex is being groomed to take the company over someday. The least talented in ring of the four, Alex has made his career on passionate promos and wild brawls. He's held the World Title 3 times and the Tag strap twice. I've been brought here for some reason, but I don't know what.
The only thing Bobby needs to do is learn to show charisma and cut a promo and he'll be on top of Canada Sports Entertainment. Along with his partner Nate Johnson, he's become a very hot commodity. One half of the five time Tag Team Champions.
Like his partner Bobby, he has all the talent in the world, it will just take some proper coaxing for him to become a star. One half of the five time Tag Team Champions.
Destiny replaced Chance in the Soldiers of Fortune and the duo hasn't lost a step. He's a solid midcard wrestler and won't likely go anywhere anytime soon.
Fate was carried in his CGC run by his old partner Chance. Once Chance retired, it was a mad scramble to find a replacement. While Destiny hasn't disappointed, Fate has had to work much harder to stay over.
Lee's a flashy, entertaining wrestler and along with his partner Shane will see a lot of time on CGC TV. As long as he continues to improve, he could be a future World Champion.
It's just a matter of time before Youth Energy is given their time to shine. Shane is Mr. Consistency and will never be unneeded.
Shooter isn't only the future of CGC, but of wrestling in general. With the help of the Elite, Shooter will make a major name for himself. He's already a former Canadian Champion and is looking to get the belt again.
Trent is finally getting his long deserved push. The kid can go in the ring and has charisma to spare. That's why they called his number in August 2007 and gave him the Canadian Title. He has plenty of guys to feud with too.
Nathan is nothing spectacular for CGC. He has wrestling skills, but without a personality, he won't see a lot of time on TV. If he improves, he could find a larger role though. My plan? Team him up with the next man...
A French-Canadian, eh? Well, Philippe doesn't have much going for him other than his charisma. He'll have a lot of improving to do if he wants to stay with the DeColts. And if his team with Nathan Black, Different Strokes, can do some improving, he can stay.
The Bronzed God
Zeus Maxmillion has really found the gimmick that will make him a star. Much like Kashmir Singh, going over the top has really started to get Zeus noticed. He only needs time to be showcased and he'll get over.
Quibble's nothing more than a jobber. He's not that talented and unless he sits under the learning tree, i don't expect him to amount to much.
Christian has some impressive brawler skills and should be able to crawl out of jobberdom someday.
Jesse hasn't done much in his career except spend some time in the Coastal Zone and inexplicably win the Tag belts twice with his brother there. He won't have that luck here.
See Jesse Gilbert.
This man is the reason the Elite have been able to get so over through their multiple configurations over the years. He has a natural aura of heeldom that the fans hate. You'll see plenty of him.
He's a helping hand backstage taking role of the Road Agent. If Chance can't keep the boys in line, no one can.
The rookie referee, Coach Norman. He doesn't have the skill of Francis Long, but he'll have to replace him someday and needs to get some experience under his belt.
Farrah can do anything and here she's the color woman for Jerome Turner. She knows her stuff and often makes him sound dumb, which makes a lot of the boys laugh.
Francis is a very good referee and should become great in the next couple years. In case someone else comes knocking, he'll be helping Coach Norman grow.
My “father” and the man who created CGC as a playground for his sons. George has a great mind as was once a great wrestler. He's the on screen authority figure, but may get shuffled to the commentary desk if Farrah doesn't keep me totally happy.
Jack's future wife. She doesn't do a whole lot, except look really good, but she is an effective prop for storyline purposes.
Jenny is the reason that Youth Energy have been able to catch on with the non-workrate fans. She cuts a mean promo and looks damn good.
Jerry has been the voice of CGC for some time now and is getting slowly better. Working with Farrah has been helping him not make such an ass of himself.
Big Rog uses his wheelchair to gain either big sympathy heat or manipulative cripple heel heat. Either way, he can get the job done when he needs to.
Key Feature: Mainstream
Heavy Features: Traditional and Comedy
Low Features: Cult, Risque, and Modern
Very Low Features: Hardcore and Daredevil
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A knock comes from my door before it opens. It's George.
“Alright Al, you've had some time to rest. Have you used any of it to think?”
“Yes, yes I have. I have some good plans coming ahead.”
“Good. I have some guidelines for you for the new year. Important stuff. I want you to make sure that Jack and Steve stay the biggest threats in the company. Make sure they are at the top of the card, keep their momentum, and popularity. I'm not going to take big chances unless I have to.”
“That's fine, it fits in with my plans.”
“You're going to need to hire another worker or two. But when you do, make sure they can work. We're not going to hire guys that don't know what they're doing in the ring. Ok?”
“We have guys on written contracts and are getting paid whether they work or not. Make sure they have to work for their pay check. Side note, since we're going to stay in a more traditional vein, stay away from the MMA style guys. They don't fit in here.”
“Yeah, the most important goal. Keep up with the Joneses. I want this promotion to be prestigious and important. Make sure to keep it that way.”
“You got it... Dad.”
That was weird. Calling a true legend "Dad". This family thing is going to take some getting used to... At least Peers was a lonely, lonely man with no one to love him.
“Alright. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk about plans.”
“Well, first off, some new signings...”
Coming to the end of his career, we have a tremendous respect for Alex Braun. Seeing the lack of faces on the roster, it's felt that his hand could be a big help in the midcard. Especially since he'll be part of a veteran tag team.
With everyone's favorite Canadian, Steve Flash. Together, these guys should see one last glory run. They are both more than capable in the ring and in the end should be able to teach the young guys a lot about the wrestling business.
Cal has been around the Canadian scene for quite some time, but he never has gotten the recognition he deserves. Hopefully we'll be able to get him some TV time and maybe a jolt of popularity. The main plan will be to team him with Christian Price.
What happened to me, you may ask? Fallout 3. I'm not out of the addiction woods yet, but I want to play TEW again, so here I am.
Sunday, Week 1, January 2008.
CGC Title Bout Wrestling
Moose Jaw Centre (The Prairies, Canada)
Dark Match: Ed Monton and Whippy the Clown def. Soldiers of Fortune in 5. (D-)
Dark Match: Old School def. The Gilbert Brothers in 6. (E+)
Shaffer: “It seems as if all you Moose Jaw Mooks don't know how to give the respect a man of my caliber deserves.”
He pauses, allowing the crowd to boo him.
Shaffer: “Well, if you can't be polite, then I'm not going to give you the pleasure of seeing me in that ring, beating someone from turnbuckle to turnbuckle to defend this title.”
The fans cheer that, thinking they'll be rid of him now.
Shaffer: “I won't defend my title here tonight, but I'm setting out an open challenge for next week. I'll be waiting in the ring to start the show and will expect someone of a high standard to confront me in the ring. I don't defend this title against any Tom, Dick, or Harry. Only someone of an outstanding pedigree need apply. I'll be waiting, next week.”
Tyler: “That is an example of what I'll do to every wrestler that stands in my way. I have one goal, and one goal only. The CGC World Championship. It never should have left my grasp in the first place, and once I get it back, the only way I'll relinquish it is when someone pries it from my cold, dead hands. Ricky DeColt, you're on notice. That belt will be mine.”
Garcia: “DeColt family, for years you have fought the Elite and for years you have failed at every turn. We're not going to leave this company, we're going to take it over. George, you've filled the world with propaganda against us and your sons have especially taken to your brain washing. It's just a matter of time until the Elite finally destroy the DeColts once and for all.”
Overall Rating: C
TV Rating: 0.45
We've procured a new wrestler for the CGC roster.
Much like Cal Sanders, Thomas Morgan has been around the Canadian scene for quite some time. He's very talented and should have reached something in his career, however he's been overlooked since day one. I'm not promising he won't be overlooked here, but he should be a solid face in the midcard.
Sunday, Week 2, January 2008.
CGC Title Bout Wrestling
Varsity Arena (Ontario, Canada)
Dark Match: Thomas Morgan, Cal Sanders, and Christian Price def. The Bronzed God and Different Strokes in 6. (E+)
Dark Match: Youth Energy def. The Soldiers of Fortune in 6. (D)
Trent Shaffer makes good on his claims as he starts off the show in the ring.
Trent: “It looks like I'm in the most worthless province of Canada... I can't help but fight back vomit as I look around this arena. These are wrestling fans? I'm disgusted.”
The fans hate on Trent for his unfriendly words.
Trent: “I've given the locker room a week to stew on my challenge. I'm a man of my word, so I will defend my title against a man of worth.”
A moment passes as Trent saunters around the ring, looking like he's about to run someone over. However, his face suddenly goes from ****y to scared ****less as Jack DeColt comes out to answer the challenge.
Trent: “Whoa! Wait a second, I – I didn't mean you!”
Jack: “What's the matter Trent? You wanted to face someone of a high standard. Well, you don't get of any higher standard than a DeColt.”
Trent bails from the ring as soon as Jack enters. He looks like he's going to walk away, but Jack gives chase and Trent slides into the ring. Jack follows and is cut off immediately.
Garcia: “I was approached earlier this week by the new team consisting of Steve Flash and Ace Braun, Old School. They said that out of all the teams in CGC, they were most deserving of a shot at the Tag Titles. I thought about their claim for awhile and came to the conclusion that if Bobby and Nate are to be considered the greatest tag team of all time, then defeating Steve Flash and Ace Braun is a forgone conclusion. To make a long story short, I decided to grant their request for a title match against the greatest tag team in Canadian history. Because no team will ever take the titles away from the Specialists.”
Tyler: “It doesn't matter who it is. No matter the opponent, the outcome is going to be the same. The Bastion of Tradition will walk out the victor. And I will make my way to the World Title. That is a guarantee.”
Ricky: “Dan, it looks like you've won the chance at my World Title. My dad didn't want to give the shot to you, but I think after the attacks you've perpetrated against me and my brothers, I want a chance to get in the ring against you, one on one. So at Elimination... prepare to be eliminated.”
Alex: “Steve-O! It looks like Dan's going to be busy with Ricky. What are we going to do for Elimination?”
Steve: “That's a fine question. I think the Tag Team Champions still have an open dance card. Maybe we should take those belts.”
Alex: “That's quite a thought. I'll talk to Dad after the show tonight.”
Ricky: “Whoa guys, let's not look past our opponents. We have Dan DaLay, Ryan Powell, and Shooter Deeley in the ring tonight.”
Steve: “What's your point?”
Ricky: “I guess I don't have one. Let's go kick their asses.”
TV Rating: 0.43