(FADEIN: The two security guards are coming back with coffees in their hands. They reach the main security center.)
GUARD1: "You have your key?"
GUARD2: "Yea, let me get it."
(The first security guard jiggles the handle while he waits, and unexpectedly the door opens.)
GUARD1: "What the…"
(They cautiously enter the room. CUTTO: The main security center. A hand hits the light switch and the two guards look in as Juliet Marceau is sitting in one of their chairs, a pissed look on her face.)
GUARD2: "You shoul.."
MARCEAU: "ARE YOU GUYS MORONS?!"
(They look at each other bewildered..)
GUARD2: "Wha.. what?"
MARCEAU: "While you two were off doing GOD KNOWS WHAT … HE’s HERE!"
MARCEAU: "WHO?! LOOK!"
(Marceau points at the security televisions. Moving from one security television to another is a shot of a masked man … he darts back and forth, hiding in shadows..)
MARCEAU: "Believe me .. you guys better have day jobs, because once I talk to your supervisor … you won’t be working here anymore!"
GUARD1: "I’m sorry! We just went for a quick cup of coff…"
MARCEAU: "I don’t give a fuck where you went! You better get on that little radio of yours and put the men on high alert … I can’t believe this … THIS IS YOUR JOB … WHY DON’T YOU TRY DOING IT!"
(The two guards run over to the radio and start calling the troops.. as they do Marceau gets out of the chair and begins heading out the door. As she leaves she mutters to herself..)
MARCEAU: "Mother of God .. I might as well take this into my own hands…"
GHEORGHE: "The masked man has foiled Juliet Marceau again!"
JIVE: "Marceau’s smart, though.."
GHEORGHE: "What do you mean?"
JIVE: "She told this masked man that the only way he will get his demand of being put in the main event at International Intrigue was by revealing himself tonight … but as we know .. she’s trying to keep him out of the building!"
GHEORGHE: "Well that plan didn’t work out too well … and if he DOES reveal himself tonight … he WILL be in the main event at the pay per view! Ladies and gentlemen, while Marceau and the security staff here in the Air Canada Centre are looking for this masked man, we’ve got a double debut match on our hands… ‘Mad’ Mark Matix and Moralis Candoom will both debut in just a few moments."
JIVE: "Great, two more losers on the New ERA roster…"
GHEORGHE: "As you can see, Nick Jive is just as excited as I am to see the new blood that has joined our ranks!"
JIVE: "Then you must agree that this next match is a waste of time.."
GHEORGHE: "Let’s head down to Carl Jacobs for the ring introductions!"
(CUTTO: In the ring. Jacobs stands there with a microphone in one hand and cue cards in the other. The lineup comes on screen for the next match.)
JACOBS: "The following match is scheduled for one fall and has a thirty minute time limit … introducing first…"
(CUEUP: ‘Spitfire’ by Motorhead. Fire shoots up around the curtain as the music starts causing the fans to pop. As it dies down a little ‘Mad’ Mark Matix walks through and heads to the ring.)
JACOBS: "He stands six foot two and weighs 245 pounds … hailing from Chino, California ….. ‘MAD’ MARK MATIX!!!"
GHEORGHE: "Matix looks ready to go as he’s trying to get the crowd worked up for this match!"
(CUEUP: ‘Don’t You Wish You Were Me’ by Fozzy. We hear the sounds of an engine revving as Moralis Candoom peels through the curtain and down the ramp on a 4-wheeler causing a nice pop from the fans.)
JIVE: "This is wrestling, not a dirt track!"
JACOBS: "And his opponent … he stands six foot two and weighs 229 pounds … hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ….. MORALIS CANDOOM!!"
(SFX: Bell rings.)
JIVE: "Jesus, two imbeciles to start RAUCOUS off … what did we do to deserve this?"
GHEORGHE: "So far these two have made an impressionable entrance … and the fans seemed to appreciate it!"
JIVE: "Yea, they’ll appreciate it until this match begins … then they’ll just fall asleep … they won’t know if this is a double debut match or a Jean Rabesque marathon!"
GHEORGHE: "Nick .. sometimes you are ridiculous."
JIVE: "Glad you only think I’m ridiculous sometimes…"
GHEORGHE: "This should be a knockdown fight as both men don’t mind brawling … Candoom and Matix come to the center of the ring … and they immediately lock up! Neither man seems able to get the advantage, however, and they break up. Candoom now extending the hand for a test of strength."
JIVE: "Matix weighs 20 pounds more almost.. does Candoom have his head on straight?"
GHEORGHE: "Matix takes his hand and they lock up in the test of strength… neither man seems to be getting the advantage here either as they try to use their bodies to their advantage … and Candoom with a kick to the gut breaks it up! Candoom with the head of Matix … and he drives the elbow into the skull of Matix!"
JIVE: "Go ahead .. knock some sense into him .. maybe he’ll go back to whatever rock he came from under."
GHEORGHE: "Candoom grabs the arm of Matix … AND HE DRIVES HIM TO THE MAT! Candoom now with an arm bar on the mat .. and Matix reaches up to grab onto the hair of Candoom…. But Moralis wrenches on the armbar and Matix is forced to brace the mat! Matix now going for the hair again ….. but he grabs on to the face of Candoom and he drives a fist right into the nose! Candoom loosens his grip and Matix manages to roll out of the arm bar!"
JIVE: "When you ride an armbar that close to someone you’ve got to be ready for elbows, hair pulling, eye gouging and all that jazz.. Candoom obviously wasn’t."
GHEORGHE: "Matix back to his feet and he grabs the arm of Candoom … Irish whip into the ropes … Candoom comes back and Matix grabs the body and takes him OVER with a release belly to belly suplex! Candoom slides across the mat and into the corner! Moralis Candoom back to his feet … AND MARK MATIX WITH A SPRINGBOARD TACKLE FORCES CANDOOM BACK TO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "Well that move wasn’t so bad … but its just beginner’s luck!"
GHEORGHE: "Matix grabs Candoom by the hair and drags his forehead across the top rope. Candoom grabbing his forehead, definitely feeling that rope burn. Candoom looks up … and the MATIX MOWS HIM DOWN WITH A RUNNING KNEE LIFT. And now the Matix is driving the back of Candoom’s head into the mat. He’s got no remorse."
JIVE: "Why should he? What did Moralis Candoom ever do for him?"
GHEORGHE: "The referee finally getting involved and letting the Mark Matix know that he’s gotta get off .."
JIVE: "I think this ref should be a little more careful. I’m sure that there’s a reason why he’s called ‘Mad’ Mark Matix .. well besides the fact he was probably in a mental hospital because his mommy and daddy didn’t love him enough!"
GHEORGHE: "Matix waits for Candoom to get up off the mat … Candoom gets up … and Mark Matix irish whips him into the corner!!! He follows him in ….. CLOTHESLINE AND CANDOOM PRACTICALLY WENT OVER THE TURNBUCKLES AND TO THE FLOOR!"
JIVE: "He’s lucky that the pole was there to keep him from crashing to the floor… or maybe not."
GHEORGHE: "And now Matix is placing Moralis Candoom ON THE TOP ROPE!! MATIX IS UP, TOO!! MARK MATIX HOOKS HIM FOR THE SUPLERPLEX!!! NO! Candoom is blocking!! CANDOOM PUNCHES MARK MATIX ……. AND MATIX IS WOBBLING!!! ONE MORE LEFT HOOK AND MARK MATIX FALLS TO THE MAT!!"
JIVE: "Aww … what a shame…"
GHEORGHE: " Moralis Candoom measures him … AND CANDOOM FLIES OFF WITH AN ELBOW DROP THAT NAILS MATIX RIGHT IN THE CHEST!"
JIVE: "Now cover him and let’s get this match over with.."
GHEORGHE: "Why do you have such venom towards any newcomer to New ERA?"
JIVE: "They’re new .. and new always equals bad!"
GHEORGHE: "What are you, a member of Flatpoint High?"
GHEORGHE: "You obviously have never seen Strangers with Candy…"
JIVE: "Nobody has .. that’s why it was cancelled, you idiot.."
GHEORGHE: "But it was such a great show! ANYWHO! Moralis Candoom now on the offensive and he locks up Matix in a figure four leglock!! He’s trying to cut the access to the legs so Matix will be immobile. BUT MATIX IS FIGHTING IT!!"
JIVE: "Does anyone have any mace?"
GHEORGHE: "What the hell are you talking about, Nick? You need to get over your fear and start appreciating the abilities these guys have."
JIVE: "I can’t appreciate something that’s not there, Gheorghe…"
GHEORGHE: "WAIT A MINUTE! MATIX HAS TURNED THE FIGURE FOUR OVER AND CANDOOM IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO REACH THE ROPES!!"
JIVE: "He can’t get to them, Tom!! Hurry up and call the match! He submits! I hear him!!"
GHEORGHE: "He did no such thing and you know it! Moralis Candoom can’t get to the ropes …. BUT HE FINALLY TURNS IT BACK OVER AND THEY BOTH ROLL INTO THE ROPES… I don’t know who endured more damage there .. but both men look a little worn out. The reverse figure four is incredibly painful, but Moralis Candoom had the figure four locked on Matix for quite a while."
JIVE: "So Candoom wins on points, can we move on now?"
GHEORGHE: "If you don’t stop it, Nick, I’m going to send you out back and call this match on my own."
JIVE: "Would you? Oh man, I would love you forever…"
GHEORGHE: " Mark Matix is now standing … and Candoom picks him up and drops him with a fireman’s carry. Matix quickly back to his feet … But Candoom grabs his leg and takes him down! Moralis Candoom doesn’t want to give Mark Matix an inch of breathing room."
JIVE: "You give Matix an inch, I’m sure he’ll take a mile."
GHEORGHE: "Candoom back to his feet though and he walks over to Matix who is getting back to his feet … Candoom with a left hook .. NO! Mark Matix ducks … AND SNAP SUPLEXES CANDOOM TO THE MAT! Matix is now standing … and he has Candoom in a HALF NELSON CHOKE!"
JIVE: "This match already turning into a great technical battle.."
(Jive tries to stifle his laughter, but some leaks..)
GHEORGHE: "Please, Nick! WAIT! CANDOOM RUNS AND DIVES INTO THE ROPES CAUSING MATIX TO FLY OUT OF THE RING!"
JIVE: "He flew like the fans are out of their seats to the bathroom.."
GHEORGHE: "How you keep your job is beyond me ..."
JIVE: "I put the asses in the seats and the numbers on the TV…"
GHEORGHE: "I think our wrestlers do that, Nick… Mark Matix quickly to his feet after being tossed out of the ring and he slides back in … but Candoom is back to his feet and locks Matix in an arm wrench. Matix is trying to turn it around ….. Matix manages to go back under … AND HE DRIVES THE SHOULDER INTO THE CHEST OF CANDOOM AND CANDOOM RELEASES THE HOLD! Moralis Candoom now hooked …. DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SUPLEX SENDS CANDOOM TO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "These young guys .. I’d like to see these guys take on Insurgent .. or Phantom Republican .. THEN they’d know what wrestling is really about!"
GHEORGHE: "What we’ve seen so far has been textbook wrestling, Nick. Candoom and Matix are two new stars here, and I think they’ve got bright futures in New ERA!"
JIVE: "You would say something like that.."
GHEORGHE: "Now Matix applying the arm wrench on Candooms’s arm as he tries to get back on his feet … Candoom with an elbow into the stomach of Matix …. Another …. A third … AND FINALLY HE CONNECTS A RIGHT FIST TO THE JAW OF MARK MATIX RELEASING THE HOLD!"
JIVE: " Moralis Candoom has good enough moves to fight toe to toe with anyone.. while they’re comatose."
GHEORGHE: "Candoom locks the arms … BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX SENDS MATIX HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING THIS TIME! Matix getting up … but here comes Candoom … and Candoom nails Matix with a kick to the head …. And follows it with an elbowsmash to the face! Moralis Candoom now dancing around on the mat … he connects with a left jab … another left jab … AND TAKES MATIX TO THE MAT WITH AN UPPERCUT! Quick cover … ONE …….. TWO—NOOO!! Mark Matix kicks out!"
JIVE: "God dammit, just lay down and take it like a man!"
GHEORGHE: "Candoom gets to this feet … and now a groggy Matix does as well… Candoom turns around …. AND HE GRABS MATIX …… SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE BY CANDOOM SENDS MATIX FLYING TO THE MAT!"
JIVE: "Now cover him!"
GHEORGHE: "Candoom walking over to Matix, who is sitting up … AND CANDOOM WITH A KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Mark Matix is on the mat … and Moralis Candoom reaches down ….. AND NOW HE IS PICKING UP MATIX BY THE THROAT!"
JIVE: "CHOKE HIM! CHOKE HIM DEAD!"
GHEORGHE: "MARK MATIX RAKES THE EYES OF MORALIS CANDOOM AND CANDOOM DROPS HIM TO THE GROUND!"
JIVE: "God dammit."
GHEORGHE: " Mark Matix takes a moment to catch his breath as Moralis Candoom is walking around holding his face … Matix against the ropes …. FLYING CROSS BODY BLOCK!!! BUT CANDOOM CATCHES HIM!!"
JIVE: "He just dropped him to the mat! He still can’t see! Candoom could have ended this .. but NOOOOO .. he had to let a little thing like eye sight get in the way!"
GHEORGHE: "Candoom trying to get the cobwebs out by shaking his head … and I think he’s alright now … Candoom turns around … AND MATIX WITH A DROPKICK SENDS HIM DOWN … now Matix is down on the mat with him driving left hooks into his face! Matix seems to want to keep Candoom on the mat…"
JIVE: "He’s scared, that’s what he is!"
GHEORGHE: "Or he’s smart.."
JIVE: "I’d put my money on scared."
GHEORGHE: " Mark Matix with ANOTHER rake of the eyes …. Moralis Candoom in pain, but he still manages to get to his fee as Matix bounces off the ropes …. And HE DROPKICKS MORALIS CANDOOM IN THE FACE!"
JIVE: "Oh sure, kick a man while he’s down.. this is supposed to impress us?"
GHEORGHE: " Mark Matix now behind Moralis Candoom .. and he is trying to lock in a sleeper hold! Matix hooks the arm …. AND CANDOOM IS TRYING TO STAND!"
JIVE: "These two have already put a sleeper hold on the fans .. look, half the arena is conked out!"
GHEORGHE: "CANDOOM IS ON HIS FEET!! Mark Matix is trying to apply more pressure on the sleeper hold … AND CANDOOM DROPS BACK DOWN!"
JIVE: "The ref is finally going to put an end to this.."
GHEORGHE: "Candoom now … CANDOOM BACK ON HIS FEET AND HE BACKS UP INTO THE CORNER! CANDOOM IS GOING TO DRIVE THE BACK OF MATIX INTO THE TURNBUCKLES …. BUT MATIX HOPS OFF AND CANDOOM DRIVES HIS OWN SELF INTO THE CORNER!"
JIVE: "Yea, he’s an intelligent one alright!"
GHEORGHE: " Moralis Candoom walks out of the corner holding his back ….. SPEAR!! MARK MATIX WITH THE SPEAR!!! AND NOW HE’s HEADING UP TOP!!!"
(SFX: Fans pop as Matix stretches out his arms!)
GHEORGHE: "MATIX SIGNALLING …… DEMON DIVE!! DEMON DIVE!! That flipping splash drives the leg into the throat of Candoom …. Matix with the cover …. ONE ……….. TWO …………… THREEEEEEE!!!!"
(SFX: Bell rings.)
JIVE: "Whoa.. wha… huh … ohhh the match is over .. the bell woke me up…"
GHEORGHE: "Stop being an ass, Nick … Moralis Candoom and Mark Matix put on a hell of a show tonight in their debuts here in New ERA of Wrestling …. And Mark Matix ends up pulling out the victory in a hard fought match!!"
JACOBS: "The winner of this match via pinfall …….. ‘MAD’ MARK MATIX!!"
JIVE: "Losers of the match .. everyone subjected to this torture … let’s get on with the rest of the show .. maybe I can somehow wash this atrocity from my memory…"
GHEORGHE: "Forgive Nick everyone, apparently he’s going through some mid-life crisis.."
JIVE: "I’m doing no such thing…"
GHEORGHE: "Congrats to Mark Matix on a beautiful win here tonight .. and as Nick said, we’ve got an entire show to get through … as New ERA RAUCOUS comes to you LIVE from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto , Canada ! We’re going to go to commercial break … but when we come back … the Insurgent … Cameron Cruise … finally going at it ONE on ONE!"