Live 11:59 pm pst, Feb. 13th, 2021 at the Cox Pavilion
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Cupid’s Lethal Lottery
2021 Valentine's day just minutes away from the start of the SCU Ep 84. The bosses decided to have a good ole Sin City lethal lottery night. Cupid is coming to Las Vegas once again. Like SCU Ep 14 Cupid is back to select two people at random to form a tag team for the day. Together they will take on two others Cupid decides should be tag team partners for one night.
Because of reasons, GRIME GM Gianna has signed Omasa Tazu and Hitamashii to defend the GRIME Nightmare Championships in a tag team match. In exchange for taking a match booking away from Cupid. Rumor is, Cupid himself will be marrying two people.
As always Cupid will decide who gets to dance in the ring with the champions.
The show will have at least 4 tag team matches and the two title matches. SCU may book more but for now, we have 6 matches in total. If Cupid books any of the TV Champions, then their title will also be on the line, BUT will only lose the title if the champion is the one to lose the tag team match. That however will include the match ending in a DQ or Countout!
Saved the best for last. When Cupid decides who will team with who. Cupid will be booking GRIME and SCU in the matches. So a match can be of any wrestler from any locker room.
The camera moves up to the rooftop to see a heated enclosure where we see people going in and out with white flowers and seating inside. There are at least 20 people going in and out on rotation.
The camera switches back inside of the Saxon Hotel. In one of the master suites, we see a dress on a mannequin. There is a bottle of iced champagne sitting on the vanity, and we see Veronica Taylor standing in front of the mirror. She scoffs and looks at her watch.
Veronica: I can’t believe they’re late. I’m going to see to it that they’re fired…
Veronica sets her makeup out in order when there is a knock on the door. She shakes her head and sets out a few makeup brushes before shouting back behind her.
Veronica: COME IN!!!
The door opens up and we see Angel Kash and Valentina walking inside. Veronica spins around and stares at the two entering.
Veronica: Um, did you two get lost? This is a private suite for my wedding, thanks. Dismissed.
Angel: Oh, honey, do not dismiss me.
Valentina: Your husband hired us to help you, because the company you hired backed out after hearing your “reputation”. But don’t worry. We’ll make you flawless.
Veronica rolls her eyes.
Veronica: Too late. But that’s big shoes to fill. What are your credentials?
Val puts down her bag and then wafts her hand around her face as if to say “this”. She unpacks a few tools herself and begins going to work on Veronica’s face, while Angel stands by idly, not wanting to get her hands “dirty”.
Valentina: You are going to look so damn boss, baby. And I’m going to paint that face to go down in infamy, chica.
Veronica: You better, or else I’ll have your damn head.
Val looks over to Angel, who offers a smirk in return. She goes back to work.
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An old fashioned commercial set from the 1950's, complete with podium and a backdrop with the brand product "Sh!t Don't Stink" detergent filling the background. And right there standing behind the podium is former two-time SCU Television Champion and undefeated Pride Tag Team Champion, Helluva Bottom Carter, dressed in a 1950's style business suit complete with oversized bow tie and a goofy grin plastered on his kisser.
Oh, and did we mention everything is completely in black and white?
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Canned studio applause.
HBCarter: Hello friends of the SCUniverse! I am here today to discuss with you the virtues of Shit Don't Stink…
Off-Camera Director: Erm, excuse me? Carter? I think you may have mispronounced the product.
HBCarter: Uh, I *THINK* I know how to pronounce it! It's right here…
He points back over his shoulder at the banner behind him.
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He picks up the pink, plastic bottle with a singing Bubble front and center on the label. he shows it to the camera and cheesy smile inserted right here.
HBCarter: Shit Don't Stink…
Off-Camera Director: Look closer, Carter. It's Sh!t Don't Stink.
HBCarter: And how exactly am I supposed to pronounce the ! in Sh!t, hm?
Off-Camera Director: Just like you just did.
He again looks at the camera and holds the bottle up with one hand and Vanna White's it with the other.
HBCarter: Friends, are you bothered by filth never ending? Does GRIME creep up where it's least expected and never wanted? Are you simply sick and tired of finding GRIME in your face, no matter which way you turn and it is just never ending, going on forever…
He huffs and rolls his eyes.
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Carter draws over a panel to his side, with a big grease stain on the glass that spells GRIME. He pours some of the Sh!t Don't Stink onto a hand towel and he turns and begins to wipe away at the stain and...
In a shower of sparkles and soap bubbles, the word GRIME just disappears! Carter claps a hand on his cheek, eyes and mouth wide open in amazement.
HBCarter: A-mazing! And it doesn't end there! You can use it in your automatic dish washer, and even to clean the filthy GRIME stains from your unmentionables!
We switch to the setting of a 1950s apartment with a clothes washer. Carter stands in front of the washer with a laundry basket piled high with clothes. He smiles for the camera.
HBCarter: You won't believe your eyes with the miracles of Sh!t Don't Stink! It can clean any GRIME stain!
He picks up various garments ranging in colors with GRIME stains and tosses them into the clothes washer as he does so...
HBCarter: Even hideous colors such as Cyan are no match for Sh!t Don't Stink! They just wash away that filth so you never have to see it again!
He tosses the final piece of dirty undergarments into the washer. He turns the bottle of detergent upside down and pours the ENTIRE contents into the washer, slams the lid shut and turns it on. he turns back to the camera with that smile and arms held out.
HBCarter: It's just that easy! Now I know you're asking yourself, can I handle such large loads of GRIME? Where one filthy piece of GRIME goes, there's always more right there! How do I face such dirty adversity? Well I am glad you asked friends! With our product, and a little hard effort, you too can end the tyranny that GRIME wreaks on you each and every week…
A massive amount of soap bubbles begins to rise from the lid of the washer, distracting Carter...
HBCarter: And... uh ... Before you know it, GRIME will be a ... be a thing of the past... oh dear…
And suddenly we are right back in the backstage hallway of the Cox Pavilion, and in color to boot! Ariana Angelos and Krystal Wolfe are walking side by side...
Krystal: Is Carter finished yet? The show is just getting good!
Ariana: I don't know! I'd love to team again but I know he has his heart set on the TV... OH!
The door they approach swings open and the entire room is LITERALLY filled with soap bubbles flooding out into the hall!
Krystal: What the...!?
And through the tidal wave of bubbles emerges one arm, then another -- followed by a soap soaked Carter: He spits and wipes the suds from everywhere on his body before he turns to a disbelieving Krystal and Ariana...
HBCarter: I had some trouble with my promo!
Darlyn: This first match is a Lethal Lottery tag team match. At this time, please turn to the SCUTorn…
What Does The Fox Say by Ylvis starts to play as the SCUTron turns on. We see Grandy Fox, Cupid Fox dressed up as Cupid for this years Valentine’s special. Cupid smacks the hand of a makeup artist applying the finishing touches.
Cupid: It’s fine, shoot away.
Cupid turns to look at the camera.
Cupid: Happy Valentine's day…
Cupid pauses for a second.
Cupid: Esther Azarov!
The crowd boos as “Problem” by Natalia Kills begins to play over the speakers. Red and white lights flash and alternate across the dim lighted ringside area. The cheering turns to boos when Sister Ester walks out onto the stage with Red by her side. She has on a denim jacket over a black bustier and matching bottoms along with black boots and knee pads. She wraps Red’s arms around her before playing with the long strand of beads around her neck.
Liam: On her way to the ring from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is 5’3” and weighed in today at 113lb. She represents G.R.I.M.E. she is Sister Esther!!!
She grims as she leans up and tilts Red’s mask up just enough to kiss his lips. She looks devious when she brings his hands down to her thighs. She then begins laughing and she skips down the ramp while teasing the crowd and sticking her tongue out at them. She prances to the naughty music until she gets to the steps. She runs up them as Red climbs to the apron. He holds them open for her and she enters. She prances around to the beat before coming to a corner to get one last kiss from Red. Esther looks up at the SCUTron.
Cupid: Now Esther, we all know who you want as your Valentine. I’m here to deliver her to you now. Happy Valeintne’s day to… Virginia Putnam!
Esther shouts towards the SCUTron, not happy with her partner choice.
The white light flashes across the stage when "Breathe Into Me" by Red comes on the speakers. The lights begin to flash out onto the crowd as Virginia comes out of the curtains. Virginia points at the tron letting Mertha know how she feels about this pairing.
Darlyn: On her way to the ring from Tulsa, Oklahoma standing at 5'8" and weighing in at 130 pounds she is Virginia Mae Putnam!!!
Virginia holds up the Good Book into the air and points to it and then she walks down the ramp. The fans reach out to touch her and she pulls out her cross necklace and holds it out to ward their demonic presence away. She slides into the ring and puts her necklace back but keeps showing off the Good Book. She walks to all corners of the ring and watches the fans boo her and then she stops in the center of the ring and falls to her knees, looking up at the ceiling and the light shines down on her and she praises Him. Esther smacks Virginia's hands as the two start shouting at each other. Jade, the ref for this match has to get between them.
Cupid: Look, it’s like two 6 year olds saying the other has cooties as a way to show the love they have for each other… But now, who will they face off against. How about someone everyone loves, Halo Annis!!!
Darlyn: On her way next, from Hollywood Hills, CA, standing at 5’10” and weighing in at 144lb, she is… Halo Annisssss!!!!!!!!!
Life of Agony’s “Lost At 22” starts up to a pop as Halo comes out the curtain with a burst of excitement. She makes her way up the steps and slips through the ropes. Halo gets to the middle of the ring smiling as the crowd chants her name loudly.
Cupid: Now Halo needs a great built hunk of a partner, the type of man that would make Halo’s opponents wish they could have such a beast by there side… Happy Valentine’s Day to Andrey Azaroz!!!
The lights flash around the audience as they wait for the arrival of the next star. The word "intoxicating" flashes over the screen and stage in many colors and fonts to the beat of the music. Just then, “Intoxicating" by Infected Rain plays over the speakers as Andrey comes out onto the stage. The ladies in attendance "ooh" and "ahh" at his appearance as he bounces his pecs. He points at Cupid shaking his head almost wanting to laugh.
Liam: Representing GRIME Wrestling, under the Red Mask, from Chelyabinsk, Oblast, Russia, he is the Siberian Shadow Cyclone… Andrey Azarov!!!
Andrey slowly moves down the rampway, drawing in the admiration, jealousy, and hate. Once down at ringside, he jogs up the ring steps. Esther walks over to her husband, they meet for a kiss. Esther gets told to head back to her corner by Jade as we wait for the bell to start the match.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Gena: Andrey and Esther are standing inside of the ring. Andrey folds his arms across his chest, refusing to fight his wife. Meanwhile, Esther is warming up, taunting her husband. She jogs up to him and hits a right cross to his face!
Rob: Andrey takes it like a champ, and just stands there, holding in the pain from the former Combat Champion’s punch. She leans up into his face and taunts him.
Esther: Come on, pussy! Fight me! You know you wanna hit me!
Gena: Halo sneaks in a tag and climbs inside while Esther is distracted. She hits a Right Cross to Esther, making her stumble backward. The two former Combat Champions begin trading powerful punches!
Rob: Halo gets the upper hand and backs Esther into the corner. Jab! Jab! Knee! Left hook! Uppercut!NO! Esther ducks out of the way and rolls to her corner to get a tag!
Gena: But Virginia steps off the apron, shaking her head a she shouts out at Esther.
Ginny: Don’t touch me, you disgusting, heathenous devil whore!!!
Esther: Oh yeah? You’re no Queen of Virtue yourself, father fucker!!!
Rob: Ginny reaches up and slaps Esther. Does that count as a tag? Apparently not, because the tag rope wasn’t in play, under SCU rules!
Gena: Esther climbs out of the ring and the two begin fighting with one another, and it quickly turns into hair pulling. They catfight around the ring as Andrey steps down to get between them. He tries to break them apart.
Rob: But Ginny slaps him hard across the face! And Esther slaps Ginny across the face, not once, not twice, but thrice!
Gena: I honestly think this match is the opposite of what Cupid wanted! Halo just watches on and shakes her head. She holds her hands up and exits the ring.
Halo: I ain’t getting mixed up in that mess…
Rob: Halo walks up the rampway as Ginny and Esther continue to duke it out. The ref shouts multiple times at them, but they just don’t listen.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: This match has been thrown out due to misconduct on both sides…
Security is quick to break up the fight, leading Ginny kicking and screaming up the rampway.
Ginny: SODOMITES! ALL OF YOU!
Crowd: SODOMITES! SODOMITES! SODOMITES! SODOMITES!
Esther tries to go after Ginny, but Andrey and two security guards stop her from budging.
Cameras focus on The Monstimals who aren't sure if they will be booked for their matches today. Still, even if they weren't with Samuel's dreams of being a longer GRIME Nightmare Champion than he had and Lord Raab's quest of winning every single title in GRIME by capturing the Uncensored TV title, it didn't stop Henry from appearing with Samuel and Lord Raab. Before he can do that, Raab snatches the microphone away from Henry because the one strength Lord Raab has over Henry was the language he's about to speak in, mainly to address someone he wanted to mentor and guide to the top. Lord Raab speaks.
Lord Raab: "Ich entschuldige mich dafür, dass ich dich ignoriert habe, Skag, aber ich war letzte Woche nicht in der Stimmung, das anzusprechen, was du vor ein paar Wochen gesagt hast, weil ich und Samuel in den letzten Wochen nicht respektlos waren. Meine Muttersprache ist auch nicht Englisch, aber ich denke, Sie haben das bereits herausgefunden und ich würde Ihnen gerne helfen, die Sprache besser zu sprechen."
Lord Raab nodding to himself, with Henry looking on a piece of paper with Samuel on what he had said, although Lord Raab wrote it for them before he addressed the comments and for the first time, he was going to talk longer than usual. He continues as Henry flicked the paper over.
Lord Raab: "Komisch ist, dass ich auch niemandem vertraue, nachdem Goth mich in den Rücken gestochen hat und nicht gedacht hat, dass ich das muss. Du bist zwar anders, weil du vielleicht nicht wie ein Monster oder ein Tier aussiehst, aber du hast das harte Zeug wie sie und du hast einen Killerinstinkt, wenn du mit The Monstimals zusammenarbeitest, das ist was du brauchst. Verrückt zu sein ist genau das, was The Monstimals bewältigen können. Mit meiner Anleitung wirst du es schaffen, ein fantastischer Wrestler und der nächste deutsche Meister des GRIME Wrestlings zu sein."
Raab takes a breather, smiling underneath the mask of finally being able to speak German to someone who understands him. Samuel and Henry, after reading the notes, Raab wrote to understand him nodded. He speaks again.
Lord Raab: "Deshalb möchte ich, dass du dich The Monstimals anschließt, Skag, weil ich dir helfen kann, besser zu werden. Sicher, Sie haben kürzlich Spiele verloren, aber das bedeutet nicht, dass Sie mich nicht beeindruckt haben, weil Sie es getan haben. Ich liebe das halb bemalte Gesicht, das du auf deinem Gesicht hast und das dich mysteriös macht. Wir können dir helfen, ein bösartiger Wrestler zu sein, weil wir sehen können, dass du eine Menge Potenzial hast, eines Tages ein Champion wie ich, Samuel und mein Zwillingsbruder zu sein. Ich habe nie jemandem geholfen, außer mir selbst, meinem Zwillingsbruder und Samuel, und es ist Zeit zu ändern, dass ich für Sie und Ihre Wrestling-Karriere von Vorteil sein kann."
Raab relaxes without the sight of anger, although he was, but not with Stag which Henry will address in a minute and Lord Raab speaks for the last time after Henry and Samuel turn the last piece of paper over.
Lord Raab: "Ich höre Ihre Bedenken, dass ich Sie wie ein Spielzeug behandeln werde, aber ich werde es nicht tun, weil es nicht genug deutsche Wrestler gibt, die in unser Geschäft eintreten. Ich liebe dich, Sicherheit ist dir egal, denn das ist eine andere Sache, die wir gemeinsam haben. Wenn ich woanders ringen würde, würde ich immer noch verletzt ringen, weil der Schmerz mich zum Kampf ermutigt. Ich habe immer noch Narben, Knochenbrüche und Glas, die aus einem bestimmten Grund in mir stecken. Ich möchte Sie aus Gründen, die ich bereits zuvor gesagt habe, immer noch als Teil unseres Teams haben. Außerdem hätte ich kein Problem, wenn Angel of Filth sich uns anschließen möchte. Wir werden keine Probleme haben, Sie mit offenen Armen bei The Monstimals willkommen zu heißen, seit Sie zugestimmt haben, und ich liebe es, dass Sie sich mit uns zusammenschließen, wenn wir für ein Spiel in den nächsten Wochen oder sogar heute Abend gebucht werden, da es sich um zufällige Partner für Spiele handelt."
Raab tosses the microphone over to Henry who nods at the things Raab wrote on paper for him and Samuel to understand and Henry goes to say this.
Henry Losak: "Thank you, Raab. Now let's get back to matches tonight. We don't know if Raab or Samuel are booked to wrestle tonight. Still, Samuel's goal at least will be capturing the GRIME Nightmare title, while Lord Raab's goal is to be HOF for GRIME Wrestling, since he was the wrestler of the year last year, but knows he wants to capture the Uncensored TV title before doing so. We are sick and tired of The Monstimals, sitting on the sidelines as we mentioned when there are so many things we can do, especially when Skag agreed to be apart of our team, well more that Raab invited him and he's never done that in his life. That says a lot on how much he values Skag."
Henry nodded, feeling slightly better for speaking again, although it's nice to hear Raab speaking for once as both Raab and Samuel signal for titles around their waist.
Henry Losak: "I hope GRIME Wrestling bosses have been listening to every word I said last week because as Raab said in German, he's still pissed off on sitting on the sidelines, waiting to wrestle because there's nothing he wants to do than to rip out the throats of every enemy he comes across. Same with Samuel as well who's as angry as Raab is. Samuel needs to wrestle to get himself in GRIME Wrestling title contention; especially he has beaten Hitamashii many times before. Max Burke shouldn't even be getting a rematch as he's held the title way too long. If they aren't booked tonight, looks like they'll take action into their own hands to interrupt matches and show the world they aren't tolerating disrespect anymore for their lack of being booked in matches. They want to be here; they want to wrestle, even if they want individual goals right now."
Henry, along with the guys, nodded in the background, punching the wall due to showing how pissed off they are and will do anything to get themselves involved in matches. Henry speaks for the last time.
Henry Losak: "We rethought the process of going for the Hardcore tag titles and we will when Skag joins us, making history of having the first-ever German team in GRIME Wrestling, SCU and SCW to be champions in Skag and Lord Raab. Raab imagines that dream happening, and it can happen. However, regarding tonight, I know they will win their matches either as a team, on opposite ends or even in different teams they could be tonight, even with the stupid lottery draw. They will win Uncensored TV and GRIME Nightmare title separately because they worked too long and hard for the opportunity not to go to waste or even Lord Raab and Skag being happy to go for the Hardcore Tag Belts tonight. Who knows what will happen tonight. Prepare to be dominated by The Monstimals."
Henry pats Samuel and Lord Raab on their shoulders, signalling them to walk with Henry as they do, leaving the notes written in English on the things Raab addressed in German on the floor as the show goes to a commercial break before the SCU Underground show comes back on screen with the cameras going elsewhere in the arena.
Liam: This second match is a Lethal Lottery tag team match!
The SCUTron turns on again. We see Cupid pointing her arrow at the screen.
Cupid: Who shall be the next two to get hit by my arrow of love… Well of course, the one Lord Raab!
Liam: On the way to the ring, Lord Raab!!!
Monster by Skillet plays over the sound system as Lord Raab comes out through the curtain wearing his red and black wrestling trousers with his nickname The Masked German Monster on the front of them with Monster Energy logos on the side of his trousers with black gloves on both of his hands and wears a black and red stripy mask and ignores the fans as he goes up the stairs before going in-between the ropes and crouches down in the corner moving backwards and forwards, rubbing his hands and moving his neck around while looking at his opponent with anger in his eyes while waiting for who his partner is.
Cupid: Lord Raab, if there is anyone worthy of being your partner on this wonderful day, it would be… Jack Jeckel!!!
Lord Raab shakes his in disapproval. Jack comes out doing the same.
Liam: Coming to the ring from Transylvania, Romania, standing at 6'2" and weighing in at 250lb, he is... Jack Jeckel!!!
Smoke and fire cover the stage Raisa emerges from the flames and smokes followed the Jeckels, she leads them to the ring, they walk slowly, Helena slides under the ropes, Jake steps through the ropes and sits in the corner, Jack leans through the ropes, placing his hands on Jack's shoulders, Helena sits by the ropes and rocks back and forth
Cupid: So who will take on the two Hardcore men of GRIME? How about the SCU TV Champion Cordelia Clark!!!
The radio version of "Sucker" by Charli XCX hits the PA system and Cordelia Clark steps through the curtains, instantly drawing some boos from the crowd.
Darlyn: On her way to the ring, from Princeton, NJ standing at 5’5” and weighing in at 125lb, she is… Cordelia Clllllllllllark!!!
She starts to walk down the ramp, obviously confident in her self-proclaimed, prodigious abilities. She has a smirk on her face as she gets to the ring, obviously enjoying whatever reaction she's getting from the fans. When she enters the ring, she finally acknowledges the "haters" with a 'hush' signal, which only serves to incite them to boo her louder. Cordelia has a laugh to herself at this, as she starts to focus on her match and the song fades.
Cupid: Ad for her partner… Who better then Darling!!!
Cordelia doesn’t seem bothered by who her partner is for this match. But not overly excited either.
“Nightmare” by Halsey plays over the speakers. The lights in the arena dim down slightly. Pink and white lights flash upon the stage as the curtains are shoved aside. The fans boo loudly as Delia Darling steps out, wearing a sparkling pink dress. She flips her hair back and smirks as she saunters halfway down the ramp.
Darlyn: On the way to the ring from Paris, France she is… Delia Darling!!!
Delia reaches down and tears away the bottom of the dress to reveal a one-piece suit. She tosses the dress portion out into the crowd. She looks from side to side before she darts under the bottom rope. She slowly walks to the center before looking around. She pauses dramatically before striking a pose for the cameras flashing. She walks around the ring, standing in the corner to start the match.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Ada: Lord Raab turns around and punches Jack Jeckel in the face. Jack nearly tumbles off of the mat as Lord Raab turns to look right at Cordy. She looks a little intimidated.
Gena: I wouldn’t say that. I’d say she’s shitting her pants, but she would never admit it. She backs up slightly, and tags in Delia.
Darling: Are you fucking kidding moi?!?
Cordelia: You’re the SCW Hall of Famer! Show it off!
Ada: Delia glares at Cordy, and slowly climbs in through the ropes. She looks across at Lord Raab, and she tries for the surprise, charging at him.
Gena: And Raab goes down!!! Before Darling even gets to him, because Jack smashes a forearm across the back of Raab’s head. He then begins stomping on Raab, and Darling joins him!
Ada: Jack glares at her, and she puts her hands up and backs away a couple steps. Jack picks Raab up, and Raab shoves him. They trade blows, as the referee tries to get between them.
Gena: Delia and Cordy share a look and Cordy gets inside of the ring. They carefully approach Raab and nail a Double Low Blow on him! Delia rolls him up, and Cordy helps hold on!
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Darlyn: Here are your winners… Delia Darling and Cordelia Clark!!!
Cordy and Delia give each other a high five, before realizing they don’t like each other very much and they walk off, leaving Jack to laugh at Raab in the ring.
In another suite with a perfect view of the Las Vegas cityscape, we see Gianni Di Luca in his suit, as Javier Gonzalez helps straighten up every detail of the tuxedo, but he doesn’t look very happy about this.
Javier: Yo, mang, why you got me up in here doing this shit instead of booking me in a match? Waste of talents.
Gianni looks at the reflection in the mirror and clicks his teeth as he makes finger guns at himself. He turns slightly to look at Javi.
Gianni: What do ya mean? Ya mean to tell me ya don’t like the idea of getting paid? Only this time, ya not gettin’ ya ass kicked to get that check.
Eric: Ohhhhh! Damn, bro. He’s not wrong about that. But, I seriously would like to know why I’m here.
Javier: It ain’t for security, homes. You know you get your ass kicked way more than I do, because half of those times was by me.
Eric: I’ll kick your ass right now.
Gianni looks at both of them and pulls out his checkbook. He scratches something on one check, and then on a second. He rips them out and hands them over to Javi and Eric respectively.
Eric: What are these for?
Gianni: For knockin’ it the fawk off. I’m kinda short on friends these days, and...
Javier: What you mean “and…”
Gianni looks as a man brings in a rack with two more suits on it. Eric and Javier laugh at the idea, knowing instantly what it is.
Eric: Short on groomsmen, I take it? That check does look nice enough for me to go along with it. And I get it. I’m a good looking guy, who would do great in your wedding album, but what about this guy?
Eric juts his thumb back at Javi, who laughs mischievously as he wraps an arm around Eric.
Javier: Ey, homes. Sounds like your case of pinche puta came baaaack… You mad because I’m gonna introduce your sister to Mister Pingaaaaaa… Bro, chill, chill. Look. I just got one question for you.
Eric: Does it involve putting on a mask to screw me out of another title?
Javier: Won’t be the last time I screw over a Weaver…
Eric bites his bottom lip, ready to say something until Javi cuts him off with his question.
Javier: How does Becky feel about you claiming she is into bums? You saying she’s not good enough for a sexy hijo de puta? Maaaaan, you must not like your sister very much, dag.
Eric: I never said… You’re twisting my… Fuck you!
Javi and Eric look as if they’re going to come to blows, but Gianni pushes the rack between them. He takes the checks from them one at a time and puts them in his pocket.
Gianni: Ya get this after, to make sure ya cooperate and don’t screw things up. Can ya keep it together that long?
Javi and Eric mumble under their breath as they start getting into their suits, and Gianni nods his head. He goes back over to the vanity and picks up a bottle of champagne and skips the glass as we go elsewhere.
The scene opens backstage at Underground where we see SCU/SCW Bombshell Krystal Wolfe talking with three Go Gym trainees, Caleb Storms’ wife Katie, the French student Adrienne and the Texan student Caitlin.
Katie: Thanks again for getting us backstage passes for Underground Krys.
Krystal: Hey after you three got tossed around by Tempest earlier it was the least, I could do! I would’ve invited Josh, but he’s still traumatized from his sparring match with Fenris!
Adrienne: That poor man may never recover from his nightmares!
Caitlin: So, how long before he becomes the next Caleb Storms?
Katie: Speaking as his wife, I’d say not long.
Krystal: I thought you were going to say “nothing can top Caleb’s fear of Fenris” for a second there.
Katie shrugs her shoulders.
Katie: If I weren’t present for Josh’s sparring match with Fenris I’d say that, but since I was present for that I can say that it won’t be long.
Before the three women can continue chatting, they are approached by Dev, or more specifically he approaches Krystal.
Dev: Krys, can I get your thoughts on tonight’s Lethal Lottery tournament?
Adrienne: Literally anyone except Ruby!
Caitlin: Or Tempest!
Krystal gives the two trainees a mock annoyed look.
Caitlin: What? You told us that on the way over!
Adrienne: Oui, in that order as well!
Krystal: Keep it up ladies and I might see if Gabriel’s interested in booking an intergender sparring match against Fenris!
Adrienne and Caitlin quickly shut up before Krystal turns to Dev.
Krystal: As for the tournament, aside from the two already mentioned, I don’t care who I get paired with, except maybe Veronica but that’s a big maybe! 2021 hasn’t gotten off to the best start for me but tonight is about redemption and any team that’s put in my way will be put down by the Down Under Thunderbomb courtesy of Krystal Wolfe!
Dev walks off as the scene fades.