(FADEIN: The World Heavyweight Championship match is being replayed … we come towards the end.)
GHEORGHE: "NO! Jean Rabesque … in an act of DESPERATION GRABS AHOLD OF LARRY TACT ……… JEAN RABESQUE JUST SUPLEXED LARRY TACT OFF THE LADDER!!! JEAN RABESQUE IS ALONE AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER AS LARRY TACT HITS THE MAT!"
JIVE: "This can’t be happening!"
GHEORGHE: "But RABESQUE’s EYESIGHT ISN’T BACK YET! HE IS REACHING UP WITH ONE HAND TRYING TO FEEL AROUND FOR THE TITLE…"
(SFX: Immense booing.)
GHEORGHE: "WAIT A MINUTE! THAT PERSON IN BLACK THAT HAS BEEN HAUNTING BOTH MEN IS RUNNING DOWN THE RAMPWAY LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!"
JIVE: "RABESQUE FEELS THE TITLE!"
GHEORGHE: "The person in black slides into the ring ….. JEAN RABESQUE HAS THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS HAND AND LARRY TACT IS LOOKING UP AT THIS!!!! TACT MAKES A MOTION TO THE LADDER ……… BUT THE MAN IN BLACK SUPERKICKS THE LADDER AND THE LADDER FALLS OVER!!!!!!"
JIVE: "BUT RABESQUE PULLS THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP DOWN WITH HIM!!!!! HOLY SHIT WE HAVE A NEW WORLD CHAMPION!"
(SFX: Bell rings as Rabesque falls into the corner, the World Heavyweight Championship falling next to him.)
JACOBS: "The winner of this match ………. And NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ... JEAN .... RABESQUE!"
GHEORGHE: "The figure in black was ONE second too late!! Larry Tact was ONE second too late…. And JEAN RABESQUE IS OUR NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!"
JIVE: "AND LOOK AT TACT POINTING AT THE FIGURE IN BLACK!"
GHEORGHE: "Larry Tact is making a move at the man in black ……… AND THE MAN IN BLACK IS TAKING OFF HIS MASK!!!!!"
(SFX: Crowd gets silent…)
JIVE: "WHO IS IT!!! WHO HAS BEEN MASQUERADING AROUND INTERFERING IN RABESQUE AND TACT’s MATCHES?"
GHEORGHE: "THE MASK COMES OFF ……………. WHAT IN THE HELL ………. IT IS KARLA STARR!!! KARLA STARR WAS NEVER THE MAN IN BLACK …. SHE WAS THE WOMAN IN BLACK!!!"
JIVE: "What the fuck!?"
GHEORGHE: "Karla Starr has a huge smile on her face as Larry Tact just took about three steps backwards AND HE IS IN SHOCK!"
JIVE: "LOOK! Cindy Winsted is in shock! Larry Tact is shaking his head … he … is in utter shock!"
GHEORGHE: "WAIT A MINUTE! JEAN RABESQUE IS GETTING TO HIS FEET AND HE HAS THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Rabesque is sneaking up behind Starr!!"
(SFX: Crowd pops)
JIVE: "SPECTRE IS RUNNING DOWN THE RAMPWAY!"
GHEORGHE: "SPECTRE SLIDES INTO THE RING …… SPECTRE TURNS JEAN RABESQUE AROUND ……… OH MY GOD …… BURNING HAMMER! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!?!?!"
JIVE: "Both Karla Starr and Larry Tact turn around ….. Spectre is now standing over Jean Rabesque ……. SPECTRE JUST RIPPED OFF HIS MASK!"
(SFX: Crowd explodes)
GHEORGHE: "SUICIDE! SUICIDE! SUICIDE NEVER LEFT NEW ERA!"
(The mask Spectre wore now reveals Suicide … not his typical self … but a new shorter haircut … and an eyepatch over his right eye. He turns around and looks at Starr ….)
JIVE: "AND NOW SUICIDE IS LOOKING AT STARR ….. TACT IS LOOKING AT STARR… I don’t think it has fully hit him yet!"
GHEORGHE: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ….. KARLA STARR IS THE MYSTERY MAN …. AND NOW SHE IS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING …. WITH A HUGE SMILE ON HER FACE!!! WE ARE OUT OF TIME!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US FOR NEW ERA’s FIRST PAY PER VIEW, DESTRUCITY!!!!!"
(FADEOUT: As Karla Starr is standing in the ring a smug smile spread across her face …. Larry Tact shaking his head slowly as he is staring at her, in awe.)
(FADETO: Larry Tact's expression ... The camera moves in slowly ... closer to his eyes and the shock in them. Fading slowly into the pupils .. until the screen is black. Coming on to the screen, slowly from the bottom words form.)
THE WORLD LOOKED ON IN AWE ...
AS LOOSE ENDS WERE TIED ...
OR WERE THEY?
(The question mark expands until it explodes, taking the entire scene with it .. slowly appearing through the ashes ... comes the logo for RAUCOUS! CUEUP: 'Who Said' by Planet Funk.)
(FADETO: The inside of the West Plains Civic Centre as the fans are jampacked and holding a barrage of signs. The camera scans some of the signs: "STARR IS A WHORE!" "SUICIDE – SPECTRE – PSSSSSYCHO!" and "MWG MADE ME COME … TONIGHT!" CUTTO: The announcer table as Tom Gheorghe and Nick Jive are sitting down. Gheorghe looks excited, as usual, and Jive even seems to be a little excited himself.)
(CUEUP: "Shapes of Things" by The Jeff Healy Band, fireworks go off and the crowd explodes as Jean Rabesque appears on the ramp, his head still noticeably bandaged as he walks out, dressed in his normal black gear, the New ERA World Heavyweight Championship draped over his shoulder, Rabesque stops periodically and raises it to the crowd, who roar with approval every time he does this, Rabesque hops into the ring and proceeds to climb up every turnbuckle, raising the belt each time, before grabbing a microphone and standing in the middle of the ring.)
RABESQUE: "It's been a long, long time, but I finally can say that I am once again WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!"
(SFX: Crowd pops)
RABESQUE: "But, I felt the need to come out here tonight and say a few words to start off my reign here in New ERA. First off, I cannot tell you how much of an honor it is to be carrying around the belt that is soon to become one of the most prestigious belts worldwide! And I also cannot tell you how much of an honor it was to do battle with Larry Tact inside of that ring, climbing up the ladder together, each man giving it all. Larry, it was a hell of a battle, and either man could have won."
(SFX: Crowd pops, a little softer)
RABESQUE: "Now, I've heard what you had to say, and you consider this to be some kind of fluke, or a match that you shouldn't have lost, etc., etc., etc. Now, I'll have to be honest with you Larry, I really don't care. I don't care what you think of the match that went down, whether you feel you should have won the match or not. Because in all reality, that doesn't matter. I'm the NEW World Heavyweight Champion...... and you're not. I was the one who climbed up that ladder, WAS PUSHED OFF.... and still found a way to hold on! I just wanted it more Larry! Now, if you have a problem with that, I'm sure we can find another PPV... or hell, another Raucous if you're that desperate, where I will be happy to come back into this ring and give you another shot. Because I'm going to prove once and for all that while you may be one hell of an athlete and one hell of a wrestler...... I'm still the better man!"
(Crowd pops as Rabesque takes a moment)
RABESQUE: "Now I'm going to go ahead and address the rest of the New ERA roster. It's funny, from the second I won this belt, every greenhorn entering the company instantly started spouting my name, trying to get under my skin. I know what you all are doing, trying to ruffle me into a title shot that you haven't earned. Hell, there was one punk, I don't honestly even remember his name, who paid off some fake crowd to laugh at really bad jokes he was telling about me. I especially loved the one where he knocked my ‘French' heritage. (Chuckles) But right now, I want you to listen up, every one of you back there. Now, when someone like me wins a world title, the cliche thing for that person to do is to come out the next night and to issue a challenge to any and all comers, wanting a shot at the belt. Well, you know what? I'm NOT going to do that. But here's what I'm going to do. Anyone who EARNS a shot.... can have one, whenever the hell they want. But no one is walking into New ERA and getting a shot at me right off the bat. You all are going to have to do the exact same thing that I had to do, and earn your shot. Once you do that...... it will be my distinct pleasure to HUMBLE each and every single one of you.... inside this ring. And as for tonight, while my name did not get drawn out of the hat so I do not have the distinct pleasure of performing in front of you wonderful people, I think you'll see me again."
(SFX: Crowd pops.)
RABESQUE: "No false gimmicks....."
(crowd recites along)
RABESQUE: "No false hype......"
(SFX: Crowd cheering.)
RABESQUE: "I am the NEW ERA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION......."
(SFX: Crowd pops HUGE!)
RABESQUE: "I am Jean Rabesque."
(CUTTO: Gheorghe / Jive.)
GHEORGHE: "WELCOME! And let me start off by saying that New ERA Destrucity was ONE … HELL … of A SHOW! And now the newly crowned World Champion has made his first appearance! "
JIVE: "Don’t have a heart attack, Tom .. it was good .. but having Rabesque walking off with the title?!?! And then HAVING HIM COME OUT HERE TONIGHT? Come on ... I've seen enough of Rabesquador."
GHEORGHE: "We have a new World Heavyweight Champion … a new Television Champion … and TONIGHT we have a lethal lottery show! Every match here tonight was RANDOMLY selected, Nick!"
JIVE: "Well, how do you explain the ladies match? Or the tag match?"
GHEORGHE: "The ladies had a mini-lottery, with each other, and Victoria Hawke will make her debut here tonight .. against Karla Starr.. who shocked the world when she revealed herself to be that pesky WOMAN in black that had been attacking Larry Tact and Jean Rabesque coming into the pay per view!"
JIVE: "But WHY? What does Karla Starr have against Jean Rabesque and Larry Tact?"
GHEORGHE: "Those are questions that still need to be answered, Nick.."
JIVE: "And what about the coincidence of the tag team match? Four men .. partnering with their opponents from Destrucity? Come on, Tom.."
GHEORGHE: "I was there, Nick. LaRoque picked two names .. Jonathan Marx and Troy Douglas .. and the room groaned … and then Juliet Marceau reached in and picked Alex Borden … no one was expecting John Doe to come out of the lottery wheel."
JIVE: "I guess I’m just excited about the fact that the Television Championship will be on the line tonight … and Em Dubbya Gee is going try to soothe his broken heart by annihilating Suicide … Suicide just won the Television Championship in a brutal Electrified Exploding Cage match!"
GHEORGHE: "Well, Spectre won the cage match … and then the referee of the match, who was protected by a fire suit, revealed himself to be none other than the wrestling legend HELLION!"
JIVE: "Spectre then came back and interfered in the World Heavyweight Championship match .. attacking the newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion Jean Rabesque as he was going to deck Karla Starr in the head with the title!"
GHEORGHE: "Starr and Tact managed to catch a glimpse .. as Spectre ripped off the mask revealing SUICIDE! I had thought for sure that Suicide had left New ERA forever, Nick."
JIVE: "Well tonight he faces Em Wubbya Gee … the winner.. then loser, I guess, of the Pole on a Pole match .. which I’m still having nightmares about."
GHEORGHE: "I think we all are.. but strangely enough, I feel like the DVDs are going to sell like hotcakes when Destrucity hits the shelves…"
JIVE: "What else do we have lined up here tonight.."
GHEORGHE: "Dylan McCormick will take on Larry Tact .. and in the opening bout, Red Devastator and Chaos will butt heads."
JIVE: "The two former Champions taking on the two men who made their double debut against each other … and this is random?"
GHEORGHE: "Oh will you shut up, already? Red Devastator, who had a victory stolen from him by Dylan McCormick, will take on Chaos .. in what should be a very even and violent match. Both men are close to seven feet tall, and weigh over 300 pounds. Don’t expect and lucha libre stuff here!"
JIVE: "But Dylan McCormick will be in action … as he takes on Larry Tact. And if McCormick can sneak out a victory over the monster Red Devastator .. god knows what the World Heavyweight Champion is in for.."
GHEORGHE: "He’s not the Champ … Rabesque is."
JIVE: "They still call ex-Presidents, Mr. President … I can call Larry Tact the World Heavyweight Champion."
GHEORGHE: (shakes head) "And in tonight’s main event … a TABLES MATCH … Alister Hayze, who was just on the dark match at Destrucity, will take on ‘Too Sweet’ Travis Smith … Smith is coming off an injury he suffered at the hands of John Doe, forcing him to miss the pay per view .. and I know that he’s got his sets on proving to everyone that he’s back to 100 percent."
JIVE: "So the object is to place your opponent through a table right?"
GHEORGHE: "Yes .. force your opponent through a table … and it only counts if the table fully breaks."
JIVE: "Could get interesting …"
GHEORGHE: "You mean it could get LETHAL! The Lethal Lottery is set to kick off … RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW! But … we gotta take a commercial break. So join us when we get back as Red Devastator and Chaos will go MANO a MANO!"