* PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * For the second night in a row the Target Center in Mineappolis, Minessota is home to WZCW. This time it is the final stop before Unscripted, Ascension is live! It has been an action-packed week and the fans are excited for this final stop to be underway. Thousands have been packed inside the Target Center for what promises to be an eventful night. A few signs are shown including; “Vis Im-pending Doom at Unscripted”, “Men Can Cosplay Too” and “Tastic’s House Doesn’t Have Power” just to name a few. We get a shot of our announce team but before they can go through the usual formalities they are interrupted. Emerging at the top of the ramp carrying the Elite Openweight Championship is the reigning champion, Callie Clark. Not only does she carry the title around her waist but the champion has a clipboard in her hand and quickly makes her way down the ramp. A few fans are approached by Clark who forces a pen into their hand and rushes a signature before going to the next. Connor: We are live for the final night in the Target Center and this is an unexpected way to start the show. We didn’t even get a word in before Callie Clark, the Elite Openweight Champion, made her way down to the ring. It looks like she is making fans sign something. I don’t know what it is but they aren’t getting a chance to read it, that’s for sure. Cohen: I’ve heard rumours about this all day, CC. I don’t want to spoil anything but I myself have signed it. Connor: Really, you have signed whatever it is that Callie is carrying with her? Cohen: Indeed. A great thing this is, CC. You’ll probably refuse to sign it because that’s the type of thing you’d do. I care about the WZCW superstars, that’s what Callie is, and I totally support her in this case. Inside the ring, Callie stands holding a clipboard in one hand and a microphone in the other. She is not dressed up tonight cosplaying in any form. Instead, Clark is dressed in casual business attire and has a stern look on her face as she addresses the WZCW fans. Clark: As I’m sure you all remember it was just before Gold Rush that my sister, Gabi, was brutally assaulted in what we know as a Mayhem Rules Match. In this match she was put through a table, hit with multiple weapons and left unable to ever wrestle again. You will never see Gabi Clark in WZCW ever again! Huge cheer from the crowd. Clark: You’re disgusting animals, the lot of you. I expect nothing less. You cheered the barbaric nature of the Mayhem division. You people thrive off seeing that but I refuse to allow that to continue. In my hand is a petition with over ten thousand signatures demanding that all forms of hardcore wrestling be banned in WZCW. I am a wrestler and fighting with weapons is not wrestling. I refuse to do it. I refuse to risk my career just like my sister did. The crowd begins to boo even louder. Clark is furious and waves the petition wildly in the air. A loud “We Want Mayhem” chant breaks out and it only further infuriates the champion. Clark: You’re all sick! Hardcore isn’t wrestling. This isn’t some horror movie where we should be bleeding all over the place. It makes me want to vomit. Do you people want to see tables? How about ladders? Chairs? Kendo sticks? Thumbtacks and broken glass? Are you people that disgusting? I am a wrestler! I am not an animal! Cohen: Well, you want to talk about a man who has made a living out of going to the extreme than look no further. Callie Clark may not be willing to embrace the hardcore elements of professional wrestling but Matt Tastic has held the Mayhem Championship four times, a record for any title. Connor: That’s what makes him such a dangerous challenger, Jack. He has proven to go to any length to gain victory and with his recent change of attitude, I think that Tastic is in prime position to take the Elite Openweight Championship. Everyone turns to the entrance ramp as Matt Tastic wanders out from behind the curtain and casually walks down to the ring. His hands are in his pockets the entire time, a black a white mask covering his face with a splash of red for blood across the left side, and he receives a lot of support from the crowd as he enters the ring. Tastic leans up against the ropes as removes his mask, slowly bringing it up before tossing it to the outside and picking up a microphone. Tastic: I swear that we didn’t bitch and moan as much as you kids do these days. You’ve been here five minutes and you want to change the business with a petition. Take a good hard look at me, Clark. I changed this business and I didn’t do it with a pen and paper. No, I did it by stepping between these ropes and leaving my blood, sweat and tears all over this canvas. If blood makes you sick than I’d suggest you take a step back because this canvas was built of the blood from guys like me! The champion doesn’t take to kindly to that. Clark unclips the title belt, steps forward and holds it right in the face of Tastic. Clark: I am the champion. You may have bled in this ring but don’t kid yourself, Matthew. This is Ascension, this is my show and that means that you’re standing in MY RING! Tastic: Not for much longer. You’ve made a mistake in how you’re looking at this match. You’re so afraid that the fans are going to put us in some kind of barbaric match that you’ve gone out of your way to create a petition. I don’t even know what the stipulations are going to be for our match. I don’t care, honestly. See, I don’t need weapons to break someone like you. I’ve defeated the best to ever do it and had the strongest of challengers on their knees begging me for mercy. You, you’re easy for me, and at Unscripted I’ll show you just how dangerous life is inside a wrestling ring even without the aid of weapons. Horror comes over the face of Clark as she retreats backwards while Tastic moves forward. Tastic: The scars, the pain… all of it is what awaits you at Unscripted. You thought your sister suffered bad injuries, you haven’t seen what I can do. I’m not just coming for the Elite Openweight Championship, Callie. I’ve won every title in WZCW. I’ve done it all. My legacy is secured. No, at Unscripted I’m coming to rip you to pieces. I’m going to make sure that you taste your own blood, and not because it’ll help me win the title… I’m going to do it just because I damn well can! Clark is shaking her head and demanding that Tastic begins to laugh at how worried she looks at the prospect of stepping into the ring with him. Cohen: This is what I’m talking about, CC! Tastic is a damn lunatic and he’ll hurt the poor girl if any weapons are allowed to be used. Ban the damn things. Serra: Attention! Could I have your attention, please. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here tonight and I hope you are enjoying the show so far. A busy night as you’d expect so I’ll cut right to the chase. The General Manager waves a hand towards the ring where both champion and challenger are standing on opposite sides of the ring and looking at her. Serra: I’ve been looking for both of you and I think now is the perfect time to deliver the news the world has been waiting for since the match between Callie Clark and Matt Tastic was made official. It is time to announce the voting options that the WZCW fans will have to pick from at Unscripted. Clark immediately grabs her petition and holds it high in the air. Serra: I’m very aware of your petition, Callie. I’ve taken that into consideration and as a result the first option for voting will be a Pure Rules Match! A huge cheer is heard but not from the fans, it’s from Callie Clark who jumps for joy and laughs in the face of Matt Tastic. She waves the Elite Openweight Championship around, jumping up and down, and is overjoyed with the first option. Serra: The second option that the fans can possibly vote for if they don’t like the sound of a Pure Rules Match is a match that we rarely have in WZCW. It’s a match that tests not only your skill in the ring but also your stamina. I’m speaking of course about an Iron Man Match, and if chosen will be thirty minutes long. That is option two, ladies and gentlemen. Once again, Callie Clark is happy with that option and is overflowing with confidence. In the corner we see Tastic not really caring. His head is resting on the turnbuckle as he waits this process out. Cohen: Well, those are the two options. What a wonderful job by the General Manager. Connor: I wouldn’t call it so soon. Indeed, at the top of the ramp Serra holds her hand up and calls for silence. Serra: We do have a third and final option. If those first two options don’t capture the imagination of the fans than I’m sure this option will. At Unscripted, you can see Callie Clark defend the Elite Openweight Championship against Matt Tastic... A dramatic pause by Serra. Serra: In a… The fans are on the edge of their seats, Tastic is even interested at this option and Clark is still flowing with confidence from the first two choices. She is barely paying any attention to the announcement until it is said, then her world stops. Serra: MAYHEM RULES MATCH! The champion looks like she has seen a ghost. All the colour from her face drains immediately and the confidence she had just seconds earlier is long gone. The opposite can be said for Matt Tastic who looks very pleased with the three options. Clark stands up, the crowd going mental after the announcement, and storms out of the ring chasing after the GM who has already gone backstage. Cohen: This is an outrage! Callie Clark cannot be forced into a Mayhem Rules Match! Connor: She will if the fans vote on it. You’ve heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen. Callie Clark versus Matt Tastic for the Elite Openweight Championship in either a Pure Rules, 30 Minute Iron Man or Mayhem Rules Match at Unscripted. You decide. You have the power. Use it wisely.