* PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * Copeland: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a new era of WZCW! I am, thankfully still, the voice of Meltdown, Sebastian Copeland! I am, of course, joined by Jack Cohen at ringside and tonight marks none other than the beginning of the road to the Lethal Lottery! Cohen: The most exciting time of the year, no less! Copeland: No doubt about it, Jack. Of course that excitement is kicked into first gear tonight with the start of the Roulette Rounds – Two nights in the WZCW Calendar that anything is possible. You may have seen earlier on in the week that the company is already in the midst of a serious shake up. With Vis Imperium gone and the Roulette Rounds underway, a pre-draw was made with the fate of a few WZCW personnel on the agenda. Thankfully, I was drawn to stay on my beloved show and have the pleasure of welcoming you now. As the intro begins playing, the arena falls into complete darkness. With every smash of the drum, a few golden lights flash through the darkness. As the music begins and the guitar begins playing, the arena is bathed in an ocean of golden lights. After a few seconds, a spotlight shines down on the centre of the stage, revealing Constantine with his chin dipped to his chest. He raises his chin as he raises both of his arms out to his side, soaking in the reaction of the fans – the gold radiating off of the Heavyweight Championship on his waist. Copeland: And what a massive way to start the new era of WZCW, ladies and gentlemen, than with the man who ushered it in! John Constantine was put up against some of the most stacked odds I have ever witnessed in WZCW. But like the true legend he is, he rose to the occasion and ripped the control of this company right out of the hands of Vis Imperium. Cohen: I may have soured on him lately, Seabass, but even I have to admit that Constantine did remarkably well at Unscripted. I didn't think it was possible for him to climb the mountain once more but climb the mountain he did. Constantine begins making his way down to the ring and grabs a microphone from the steps. He steps up onto the apron and wipes his feet. After a few seconds, he makes his way into the ring and allows a massive smile to cross his features. The crowd are rabid for Constantine – an atmosphere that Constantine feels alien in but one that he embraces all the same. Constantine: You know, I had a whole speech planned out for tonight and meeting all of you for the first time after Unscripted... The Power Trip falls silent as he looks out onto the deep audience and gets somewhat emotional. Constantine nods his head in approval as a chant of his name begins to ring out through the arena. On and on it echoes until the arena is shaking with the name of Constantine. Constantine: Thank you all for that. But as I was saying, I had a plan for coming out here to tell you how much I appreciated everything you all did for me over the last few months. Honestly, without all of you, there is no way that I could have did what I set out to day. And without all of you, we would all be listening to Justin Cooper right now - talking about how he controls this place and how everyone else should bow down at his feet. Suddenly, a wave of booing flows through the arena, replacing the massive cheer that came before. Constantine: But Justin Cooper is not here right now, ladies and gentlemen! Justin Cooper and his band of merry men are not FUCKING HERE! Soon after Constantine stops, another massive cheer goes around the arena. He has them eating out of the palm of his hand. Constantine: And I'm not going to bore you with all of the details of what went down between Justin Cooper, Vis Imperium and myself. All of that is in the past and tonight is the night that we mark our march towards the future. After Kingdom Come, I will leave this company as a wrestler knowing that I did my part for it. Knowing that I didn't leave it in the hands of Vis Imperium and Mr Banks. Tonight, we look forward to the future. And what what better way to do that with the Roulette Rounds, huh? Copeland: Wait a minute, folks. It's the new GM of Meltdown herself, Becky Serra! After a few seconds, Becky makes her way out onto the stage to a chorus of cheering from the assembled masses. She takes them all in before setting her sights on the man down the ramp from her – the WZCW Heavyweight Champion. Serra: John, I want to be the first one to tell you congratulations on the big win at Unscripted a few weeks ago. I didn't have a horse in the race, in all honesty. I still turned up to work every day and did the best I could. I put having the number one show at the top of the agenda and at the heart of everything I did as a GM on Ascension. Another cheer. Serra: And that, now that I am here, is something I plan to keep on doing. So hold onto your hats, everyone. Because Meltdown is going to hit all of the right spots and leave Ascension in it's dust. And all of the action, chaotic as it may be, starts with none other than the Heavyweigth Champion himself! So let's get right to it, shall we? With that, Becky offers Constantine a wry smile and then coyly turns on her heels and disappears. Copeland: Well, you heard it here first, folks. The Heavyweight Champion kicks off Meltdown tonight. But will it be a title defence? We are just about to find out!