The pyro goes off as fireworks are shot high into the air. The camera pans around the arena to reveal some of the signs that the fans have made. The camera picks out a few fans who are on their feet in excitement as it continues to whirl around, almost causing disorientation from the viewers. After a few more moments, the camera settles on the announcers at ringside. All three of them look dressed to the 9's in sharp suits and Cat in a beautiful dress. Copeland: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the eighth annual Lethal Lottery event in WZCW. Tonight promises to be one of the biggest events in the history of this company. 4 Championships are on the line here tonight but that is barely scratching the surface of what we have to offer. Cohen: Amen! Copeland: With me tonight, to bring you all of the action, is your usual team of WZCW legends. I am Sebastian Copeland, alongside Jack Cohen and Cat Connor at ring side and, I have to tell you, Jack, I am totally pumped up for tonight. Cohen: Pumped up doesn't even begin to describe it, folks. We are now officially on the way to Kingdom Come! Like Seabass just said, 4 Championships will be on the line tonight in 3 matches, including a fatal 4 way for the EurAsian Championship and a 6-man elimination match for the Tag Team Championships and the Elite Openweight Championship! Connor: Not to mention the headline bout of the night. 30 men and women will enter the ring tonight and compete in an over-the-top-rope battle royal. The winner of the match will go on to main event the biggest show of them all – Kingdom Come! [YOUTUBE]bSdtvfBQd6c[/YOUTUBE] Copeland: But first, ladies and gentlemen, I have just received notice that we have a special guest here to make an announcement. Please welcome at this time, James Howard. The crowd is mostly boos for Howard as he makes his way to the ring in street clothes. He requests a microphone from ringside. Cohen: Any idea what this is about? Connor: I have no idea, I just know that Howard doesn't look happy. Howard gets his mic and paces around the ring before he speaks. Howard: Please bear with me, because this is a huge deal. You see a lot of people think that WZCW doesn't hurt. I wish that were true. Anyone in the locker room will tell you that this business is tough. You suffer a lot of bumps and bruises, and sometimes you deal with worse. A few years ago I broke my neck. I had spinal fusion surgery. It is really in depth surgery. It fixed my issue temporarily, but I knew I would be on borrowed time. Fast forward to the Roulette Rounds and my match against Tyrone Blades. In the end of that match I took a devastating knee from Blades, re-injuring my neck. I started to lose feeling in my arms and legs, my fingers and toes. I had surgery to correct the issue, but the doctor's say I will never fully regain the feeling in my extremities. I passed all my strength tests, but the great doctors here in WZCW wanted me to go for independent testing. Thankfully I did because the MRI results showed that I have serious and irreversible nerve damage. The crowd sits in stunned silence. Howard: This wasn't an easy choice, but....man this is tougher than I thought it would be...but I talked to my lovely wife Dinah, and we came to a decision. It isn't easy giving up your passion, giving up on your dreams, but I can no longer continue to wrestle. I have to retire. The crowd is still stunned until slowly but surely a chant breaks out. THANK YOU HOWARD! THANK YOU HOWARD! THANK YOU HOWARD! Howard: I have my family to think of. I always dreamed of becoming World Champion, but that isn't worth one day ending up in a wheel chair for. I carved out a legacy here in WZCW, it may not be the biggest, but it is mine. I wasn't sure about all this until I talked to my best friend. I made some mistakes, he made some as well, but I think deep down when I originally broke my neck, we knew it would come to this one day. I was angry, I was angry at my body, I felt like I was letting people down, but he reminded me that I have put my body on the line night in and night out for all of you. I have nothing to be ashamed of. THANK YOU HOWARD! THANK YOU HOWARD! THANK YOU HOWARD! Howard: I just have one person I'd like to ask to come out here. My best friend... [YOUTUBE]7rVt2b80L-A[/YOUTUBE] Copeland: What the hell is this? Instead of Howard's requested guest coming out, we see one man in black and one in white. The man in black holding a baseball bat, the man in white a chain. Howard throws his mic aside and prepares for a fight as the two men rush the ring. Howard begins to stomp and kick away at the man in black. The man in white though is able to wrap the chain around his fist and catch Howard in the jaw. Howard is staggered, until a follow up shot directly to the back of the neck lands. The man wearing black gets to his feet and pulls out a can of spray paint and quickly paints a bulls eye on back of Howard as security rush the ring. The two men quickly bail through the crowd, out of sight as medical personal rush to attend to Howard. Connor: So instead of a nice send off for James Howard, he gets attacked by the damn Hollow Ones! Cohen: Someone needs to put a stop to this before someone else gets seriously hurt.