* PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * Connor: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a warm spring night in Milan, Italy. My name is Cat Connor and I am the voice of WZCW Ascension. Tonight, I am, as usual, joined by the one and only Jack Cohen at ringside. And tonight, Jack, promises to be a very big event indeed. Cohen: Of course it is, Cat. Meltdown was a tremendous event emanating from this wonderful stadium in Milan. But tonight, we speed further along the road towards Kingdom Come 9. We already know that Eve Taylor versus Tyrone Blades will take place at the event but will we have more questions or answers tonight? Connor: The Elite Openweight Legues continue tonight and we have another tag team match to round off the action. What's more, Titus takes on Callie Clark in what should be an astonighing match of sheer quality. After a few seconds of anticipation, Constantine makes his final appearance in a WZCW arena. He has a smile on his face as he walks out in his trademark suit and tie. He stops in the middle of the stage and takes a bow for everyone to see. When he rises, he offers a wave to everyone in the crowd as he begins making his way down the ramp. Connor: But for now, ladies and gentlemen, we must talk about the vry sad news that broke on WZCW.com a few days ago. It seems as though John Constantine is finally moving on from WZCW. It was an announcement that many knew would be coming eventually. But it seems as though it is all official now. Cohen: I have sat at ringside for the entirety of this man's WZCW career, Cat. Tonight is a big night for Constantine after almost a decade in the company. But it is also a massive night for everyone who has had the pleasure to watch him evolve and perform inside a WZCW ring. Tonight we are truly losing a legend. Constantine continues to make his way down the lengthy ramp, stopping every now and then to slap some hands and offer more waves to the assembled masses. He grabs a microphone from the steel steps and walks up the stairs for the final time in his WZCW career. He gets into the ring and walks across the mat for a few seconds, his face telling an emotional story as he looks out into the vast audience. THANK YOU JOHN! THANK YOU JOHN! THANK YOU JOHN! As Constantine goes to talk for the first time, the chanting from the fans swells so that he cannot be heard over their noise. Constantine drops the microphone to his side and adopts a wide smile. Tears can be seen in the corner of his eyes as he waits for the chants to die down a little. Constantine: No, thank you all... A loud cheer goes around the audience as Constantine begins his final WZCW monologue. Constantine: For 8 and a half years, I have loved being a part of this company. For 8 and a half years, I have loved coming out here every night and performing for every single one of you. I have been the bad guy more often than not but, regardless, you have always showed me your feelings one way or another. The Power Trip stops for a moment, looking out into the audience as he continues to smile. Constantine: It's been an eventful 8 years to say the least. But the most important thing for me, is that WZCW has always been the place that I call home.. Just like every one of you, I have been put through the wringer by life on more than one occasion. I have had the same problems as you but, like many of you, WZCW has always been my get-a-way from it all. For all the problems I had, I knew I could always come to my work and perform in front of all of you. I could forget my problems for a few moments every day and embrace the reaction that you were always keen to give me. My only hope, as I call time on my WZCW career, was that I could give the same to you. That you could turn on your TV every week and boo or cheer me. Just for a few moments, you could forget what you were worried about... The Hall of Fame superstar falls silent for a few seconds as he contemplates his own words. Clearly emotional, Constantine takes a deep breath in and out as the fans cheer to show him their support after all this time. Constantine: I am 46 years of age now, an old man in terms of wrestling. I have seen this company grow from strength to strength over the last 10 years and I have seen you invest more and more time into it. But I'm afraid, that the time I can give to this company is over. My body is sore and tired. As much as I would love to continue in the ring, my body just will not allow it any more. Constantine stops again, the emotion in the arena a saddened one. More chants begin to form but Constantine cuts them off before they can really get started. Constantine: I have to be honest with you though, I really would have liked to have went the distance and performed in the main event of Kingdom Come. Of all the things that I have accomplished in a WZCW ring, there will always be that one chip on my shoulder that I never got to accomplish that task. I gave it one last shot at the Lethal Lottery but it just showed me that I am not able to reach the levels that I used. The levels that deserve to be in the main event of Kingdom Come. ONE MORE MATCH! ONE MORE MATCH! ONE MORE MATCH! Cohen: I'm with these folks! Constantine: You know, I really appreciate that, guys. But the truth is that it is time for me to move along. The new generation of wrestlers in this company are going to keep you entertained for years to come. There's nothing left for me to do in this company that I really can accomplish before my body gives out. I'm so sorry... Suddenly, the lights go off and a very familiar entrance song begins to play out to the arena. The arena comes unglued as the thought of what could be coming excites them thoroughly. Connor: Oh wow, here we go! Cohen: What could Titus want with Constantine at this late stage? After a few seconds, the EurAsian Champion makes his way through the curtain to the boos of the Italian fans. Titus doesn't seem to care about the way they treat him as he sports his Championship around the stage. He lifts the microphone to his lips and begins talking through the noise. Titus: John, I know that we have been through a lot in this company. Like you, I have seen this company go from strength to strength and I want to say that you have to share a lot of the credit for that. There are very few wrestlers who transcend the company and I hold you amongst that company. I just want to be one of the first to wish you well in your future endeavours and congratulate you on everything you have achieved. The crowd don't really know what to make of the EurAsian Champion and his words. Nonetheless Titus seems to be serious in what he is saying. Titus stares down to the ring, where a grateful Constantine nods his head in silence. Titus: That said, I can't have you come out here and lie to these people like this. Lie to my TMZ? Not on my watch! Constantine rolls his eyes and shakes his head in annoyance as Titus continues. Titus:To say that you have accomplished everything you set out to achieve just isn't true is it, John? Sure you have been a triple crown Champion and you have gone into the Hall of Fame. But when people remember the great Power Trip and everything he accomplished, will they really say that he did it all? I mean, let's face it, you didn't win the Lethal Lottery and you wont go on to headline Kingdom Come. Hell, you haven't even won the EurAsian Championship! A Championship that I have held for almost 900 days! Constantine: Do you have a point, Titus? Titus: Of course I do, John! Titus gives a sharp laugh. Titus: Much like you, people will always say that I have not accomplished everything. As much as I have accomplished, people will always say that I didn't do one thing whilst I could. People will say that John Constantine never took on Titus Avison when the stakes were at their highest. That's why I am challenging you to a match at Kingdom Come! The crowd come alive as Titus proclaims the massive match! YES! YES! YES! Titus: I can't promise you that we'll headline Kingdom Come this year but I can promise the chance of something else. Something that only I can offer you. The chance to become a grand slam champion in this company. So, Power Trip... What do you say? With that, Titus falls silent as the crowd roar their approval of the match. Constantine shakes his head and drops his microphone. He gets out of the ring and begins walking up the ramp. Titus steels himself as he prepares for the incoming attack. But Constantine simply walks right past him, one last wave for the fans and through the curtain he goes. The fans in the arena and Titus can't believe it. Cohen: Well, it was worth a try, Titus.