Anniversary Show: Steamboat Ricky vs. Big Will
Two hall of famers. Neither have wrestled in years but after Chuck Myles reached out to both men for a one off return they couldn't say no! In the opening match for the night can the old guard show us some old school WZCW?
Deadline Monday 14th August 11:59pm Central Time. No extensions available.
**WZCW Hall of Famer Steamboat Ricky is shown sitting on the beach with his longstanding companion Polly sitting on a lounge chair within the world famous Tortuga RetAHHHRRRRRRRment Resort, sipping on some grog and catching some rays. Covered liberally with SPF 50, Ricky opens some mail that has piled up as he was out of town attending Pirate Con, the most famous pirate convention in the world.**
Ahhhrrrrr, Polly, let’s see what we have!
Brrrracck! Lots of mail! Lots of mail!
**Ricky notices one letter standing out from the rest, originating from the desk of Chuck Myles at WZCW Headquarters.**
Yarrrr, I wonder if it’s royalties from me WZCW Legends deal!
*Steamboat Ricky opens the envelope and pulls out a letter. It reads…*
Brrrack! Fake news! Fake news!
**Ricky continues to read…**
**Steamboat Ricky’s mind immediately flashes to imagining himself walking down the aisle in the main event with thousands of camera flashes happening all at once, beating Will 1-2-3 in the middle of the ring, standing in front of the stage amidst pyro to end the show**
Yarrr!!! Polly! I be hearing from miles away… “One more match! One more match!”
**Ricky continues to read the letter…**
Yaarrrr! Who am I kidding! It doesn’t matter where I’m at on the card…so long as the Hardcore Legend gets to come out of retirement to swing a few more chairs, barbed-wire oars, and trash cans at me enemies!
Brrrrack! You’re screwed. You’re screwed! Brrrack!
*Steamboat Ricky looks dejected momentarily. Then, his face suddenly perks up…*
Yarrrr!!! Polly…there be this sayin on the high seas… “it’s never too late to teach an old scallywag new tricks! I got just the idea!
*Steamboat Ricky gets out his pirate rolodex, flipping through the directory until he lands on “Hu Start”. Of course, Hu Start is legendary in the wrestling business for training wrestlers in the art of technical wrestling at his school “The Castle Prison”. Ricky dials Hu Start on his pirate phone…*
Ehhhhhh uhhh ehhhhh hello?
Yarrr! Hu Start! It be Ricky! I need a favor.
Ehhhhhh uhhh…Ricky huh? Ehhhhhh uhh….what da ya…..ehhhhhhh wuddaya want?
Yarrr!! Hu…I be having a one off match coming up with no weapons allowed! Yarrr! I need to actually learn how to wrestle! Can you help me, matey?!
Ehhhhhh uhhhh. Well uhhhhhhh, you know uhhhhhh, I’ve got a guy here ehhhhhhh, at the ehhhhhh Castle Prison…ehhhhhh…his name is uhhh MEAN. Ehhhhhh Mean Dalenko. And uhhhh…he uhhhhh…yeah he can ehhhhhhh teach ya.
Yarrr!!! Excellent! I be sailing there immediately!
**Steamboat Ricky and Polly load up their ship and set sail for Calgary, Alberta Canada. Unfortunately for our hero, he didn’t realize that Calgary was landlocked in the middle of Canada, and he was forced to take an Uber from Vancouver to Calgary. Once he arrives to The Castle Prison, Hu Start greets him and takes him down to meet Mean Dalenko.**
Yarrrr!! Pleased to meet ya, Mean!
*Mean Dalenko looks at Steamboat Ricky with an icy glare.*
Ehhhhhh, he ehhhhhhh uhhhh, doesn’t talk. He just uhhhhh, ehhhhhh stares at ya, and uhhhhh, ehhhh, puts ya in holds.
Yarrr! Works for me!
So uhhhhh ehhhh Ricky…what uhhhh, what ehhhh real wrestling holds do you know?
Yarrrr! The Boo Box! Tis the only one I know! I added it to me arsenal during the era when every wrestler had to have a normal AND a submission finisher!
Ehhhhh uhhhh, well let’s start with some ehhhhh uhhh armbars.
**Hu Start shows Ricky how to perform an armbar, and then he instructs Ricky to put the move on Mean Dalenko. Ricky attempts to place the hold on Dalenko, but Mean almost immediately breaks the hold and puts Ricky in a one-legged crab.**
Ehhhh uhhhh…Rickyyyyyy, uh, you gotta ehhhhh…show a little more heart than that.
Yarr! Real wrestling be a hard feat, matey! Where be an announce table to slam someone through??
Ehhhh uhhhhh, you gotta forget that uhhh ehhhh hardcore stuff. Why don’t we uhhhh ehhhhh…try your hand at ehhhh escaping some holds?
**Malenko has Ricky in his own finishing maneuver, The Boo Box, and Ricky is writhing in pain. Almost instinctively, Ricky crawls looking for the ropes to break the hold, but then he realizes that this isn’t a match and that they aren’t in a ring. Out of the corner of his eye, however, he sees a long, black bag that says on the front of it “Kendo Sticks, Property of Bleve Stackman”. Ricky crawls and crawls, closer and closer to the bag…until he finally reaches the bag. He opens the bag to pull out a Kendo stick, and he strikes Malenko in the back. He then hits Hu Start in the stomach and then the back, making sure not to strike him in the head or draw any blood, lest there be outcry from Chuck Myles and TV Network executives. Once past Dalenko and Hu Start, Ricky stands at the top of The Castle Prison**
Yarrr!!! I’ll forever be The Hardcore Legend, mateys!!!
**Steamboat Ricky and Polly get back in the Uber that transported them from Vancouver to Calgary. Ricky flies his car flag “Jolly Roger” with pride as he calls Chuck Myles on his pirate phone, alerting Mr. Myles that he accepted the challenge and would be at the “10th” Anniversary Show. Ricky then instructs his Uber driver to head back toward the ship so that he could make arrangements to prepare for his return.**
The camera opens on two children, a boy and girl, playing in a nearby field, laughing, chasing one another through the tall grass. As the camera zooms in, the children begin running toward a house. We follow them in, as the girl turns around and places her finger up to her lips.
(Girl)- "Shhh, follow me, he'll never find us in here!"
The girl quietly walks through the house, as the boy follows her. They come upon a door; as the girl opens it, a slight breeze of air is released. Dust and cobwebs are covering shelves inside the room. The boy seems scared to go in, but the girl insists.
(Girl)- "You want to hide, don't you?"
(Boy)- "Yeah, but this is Dad's room. He doesn't want anyone to go in here!!"
(Girl)- "That's why it's perfect! He'll never find us in here!"
As the children wander through the forgotten room, the camera pans around to see tons of old wrestling memorabilia. The children look for a place to hide, as we hear another noise off in the distance.
(Girl)- "QUICK! He's in the house, come over here!!"
The boy quietly rushes over to the girl, as they both duck behind a shelving unit that has half a dozen different photos, and trophies placed on it. As the camera pans around, we see a shadow appear in the door way. A mysterious figure that slowly opens the cracked door, and begins to pear in.
(Guy)- "Gabrielle? Christian??" The guy calls out. "Are you in here? What have I told you about coming in here?"
As the guy begins to walk slowly through the room, the slight lighting in the room reveals it to be Big Will. As Will walks into the room, he brushes his hand along the dust covered cabinet nearest to the door, wiping away the dust to reveal a glass display of what looks like Championship titles. Big Will walks closer to the shelving unit the children are ducked behind, as he flips on a switch, turning on bright lights throughout the room, startling the children enough to give away their location.
(Will)- "I found you!" He yells, as the girl comes out first.
(Girl)- "DAD!!! That's not fair, you turned on the lights!"
(Will)- "Why did you come in here?"
(Boy)- "Because you never come in here anymore, we thought you'd never find us." he says, as he comes out from behind the shelf. "Why don't you ever come in here, Dad?"
(Will)- "Because there is nothing in this room for me anymore. It's all apart of my past, it's history." he says, as he holds up one of the photos, looking deeply into it.
(Boy)- "Why haven't you ever told us about this before? What is all this stuff? It looks so cool!!" the boy exclaimed, as he runs over to the Championship display case.
Will walks over, still holding the photo frame, as he flips another switch turning on the display case lights.
(Will)- "These are all from my wrestling years, Christian. Those are all the Championship titles and accolades I've accomplished in my career, when I was a wrestler. These are all the different photos of the memories I've made from wrestling over the years." Will motions for the children to come sit down next to him, as he retires to a reclining chair large enough for all of them to sit in.
(Will)- "This photo was taken from the first WZCW PPV I was ever apart of. It was called Civil Revolution. I won a ladder match that night, to become the first ever Elite X Champion." he said, as he holds up the photo.
(Gabrielle)- "Will you tell us about how you won?"
(Will)- "You're really interested in hearing about these stories?"
(Both children)- "YES!!!"
(Will)- "Well okay.." he said, as his memory begins to flash back to the match..
(Will)- "No, no, it's not. She was another performer. That was a long time ago."
(Christian)- "Does Mom know about this other girl?"
(Will)- "Yes, she knows about my wrestling career." he said, laughingly.
Christian jumps up, and rushes over to a giant trophy showcased atop the shelf they ducked behind. "What's that?" he says, as he points up to the trophy.
(Will)- "That's a trophy I had made to immortalize my first ever Lethal Lottery win. It was very special for me, because it was right here in Toronto."
(Gabrielle)- "Will you tell us how you won??"
(Will)- "Well, okay, but you must know that this was a special kind of match. The only way to win was to eliminate everyone else, forcing their feet to touch the floor.." he said, as his memory begins to flash back to the match..
(Gabrielle)- "No, Christian, didn't you hear his story? He never touched the floor. He out smarted Ricky, and won! Dad's so smart!" she said, as she gets up and walks around the room, looking at the different photos and Championships.
(Gabrielle)- "Why is this one at the top?" she said, while pointing to a replica of the World Heavyweight Championship.
(Will)- "Because that's the greatest Championship in wrestling history. It's called the World Heavyweight Championship, and it meant you were the absolute best guy in the business at the time you held it."[b]
(Both kids)- "WOW!!! You were the best in the business?!?!"
(Will)- "Well, I thought I was." he said, with a slight chuckle.
(Christian)- "Tell us how you won the Championship!!"
(Will)- "Well, okay.." he said, as his memory begins to flash back to the match..
(Gabrielle)- "Did you cry?"
(Will)- "I might have.."
(Christian)- "Why don't you wrestle anymore??"
(Gabrielle)- "Yeah? We wanna see you wrestle!"
Will moves the children off his lap, as he stands up and walks over to a window.
(Will)- "Well this was all in my past. I'm a Hall of Famer now, my wrestling years are long behind me."
(Both kids)- "Awww.." the kids say, with clear dejection in their voices.
(Christian)- "I bet it would've been so cool to be able to tell everyone our Dad is a great wrestler."
(Gabrielle)- "Yeah, I wish you'd wrestle again!"
Gabrielle picks up a pair of old wrestling boots, bringing them back to Will, as she hands them to him.. "I've never seen these before, do they still fit you?" Will takes the boots from her, as he looks down at them.. "I don't know if they would anymore.."
Both children turn and leave the room, as Will continues to look out the window, before looking back at the Championship case, then down at his wrestling boots. As Will walks over to the case, he raises his hand to the World Championship and brushes it downward.. before reaching over to the nearby stand, and picking up his cell phone. Will begins to dial a number..
(Will)- "Hey, it's Will.... yeah.... I wanted to talk to you about something.... no, not quite a comeback. Just something I still need to see if I can do." The camera fades to black.
Be Happy, Have Faith, Believe That ALL Things Are Possible
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