kingjames Posted January 7, 2017 Share Posted January 7, 2017 Fort Washington Avenue Armory Manhattan, New York City December 28, 2015 http://i.imgur.com/qz414MX.jpg “All right, everybody, let’s call this meetin’ of the Confederation of the Territories ta order.” http://i.imgur.com/QWQvTbm.jpg Larry Vessey looked around the table. He'd picked a round one. He remembered from way back in the day, reading about King Arthur in school, that he and his crew picked a round table to sit around so everybody would be seen as equals, instead of the head of the table. If it was good enough for the Knights of the Round Table, it’s good enough for the Confederation of the Territories, he thought, though I doubt even in their shiny armor they looked as weird as the group around this table. http://i.imgur.com/XM21bl8.jpg To his right was maybe the most normal of the bunch. Marvin Earnest, play-by-play man for MAW, and newly installed as booker of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling. Of course, the question that needed to be answered was whether Marvin Earnest was his own man, or if he had Sam Keith’s hand so far up his rear end that he was basically the old man’s ventriloquist's dummy. If that was the case, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Sam Keith might have wrestled sabretooth tigers as a kid, but he understood what wrestling was all about. MAW and NYCW shared a vision, and to heck with those who thought it was an old-fashioned vision. It was the vision that sustained the industry for years, and would continue to do so when the johnny-come-latelies boomed and then busted. Such as the organization represented to the right of Marvin Earnest, Coastal Zone Championship Wrestling. Of course, CZCW wasn’t new by any stretch of the imagination. They’d been in business 25 years now, to the surprise of pretty much everyone. What more proof do you need that people out on the West Coast are a bunch of weirdos, than CZCW’s success? CZCW owner Cliff Anderson might be guilty of running a weirdo promotion and having a stupid mustache, but that was about the only thing stupid about him. Case in point - the representative sent by CZCW was Cliff’s latest signing coup, Joanne Rodriguez. http://i.imgur.com/nU2biRU.jpg Joanne Rodriguez was one of the few women of note that hadn’t made her way to USPW or NOTBPW yet, staying true to the Angel Athletic Association. Not that she hadn’t had offers - she turned them all down. Anderson was smart enough to give Rodriguez what she really wanted. Control. Woman wanted to change the world, and change it her way. Larry could respect that, though he wondered whether she’d throw a tantrum the first time she didn’t get her way. That said, it’s not like Rodriguez was a baby. The woman representing Canadian Charisma Championship Combat, or 4C, to Rodriguez’s right? Now, she might be a baby. http://i.imgur.com/CnG18lV.jpg The woman’s name was Kate Casey, though she wrestled under the name Kate Avatar. Whatever you called her, Larry had never heard of her before. Troy Winner, the owner of 4C, had always marched to the beat of his own (tiny) drummer. More often than not, the midget - little person? Larry wasn’t sure what to call him - tended to make the right guesses. Still, if this Avatar kid was any wetter behind the ears, she’d be drowning. http://i.imgur.com/DBoSxDc.jpg The final representative, right of the kid and to Larry’s left, Larry didn’t know his real name either. Then again, when you wear a friggin’ mask in public at all times, there’s probably a lot of things people don’t know about you. That was Original Lucha Libre is Eternal, or OLLIE’s, representative, Phoenix. The guy was old-school, except he was old-school Mexican wrestling. Which meant lots of masks and that flippy crap that all the people who thought NYCW was “slow and boring” loved. Which kind of meant OLLIE was new-school. Except Larry didn’t figure he’d say that out loud, at least not to Phoenix’s face. OLLIE might do all that crazy stuntshow crap that had, in Larry’s opinion, destroyed kayfabe and thus American wrestling, but Phoenix reminded Larry of guys like The Stomper and Sam Keith. Guys who knew how to actually drop another guy, and weren’t afraid to do so. Larry was pretty sure he could take ‘im, of course, but he was also pretty sure he’d wind up sore enough in the following days to question whether he actually won or lost the fight. The murmuring around the table stopped. All eyes were on Larry. It’s funny, he never felt even a little nervous in an arena full of people staring at him. But the ring was his element. These backstage business things? Not as much. Larry didn’t exactly fancy himself a diplomat. But he tried his best anyway. “Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, ladies ‘n gents. It’s time ta look forward ta next year. No matter what, I think we can all agree on one thing - it’s gonna be the year the Confederation of the Territories takes us all ta the top of the biz!” ********** We are proud to introduce a new multiplayer game diary: COTT - The Territories Strike Back! featuring DarEatWorld as http://i.imgur.com/CnG18lV.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/pxFep0i.jpg http://i.imgur.com/EL5akzd.jpg Kate Avatar, booking 4C Doc_Avalanche as http://i.imgur.com/nU2biRU.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/uN1drah.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Kwk4S6t.jpg Joanne Rodriguez, booking CZCW MrWolf101 as http://i.imgur.com/XM21bl8.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/vpN73Fh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/TgNm79l.jpg Marvin Earnest, booking MAW and kingjames as http://i.imgur.com/DBoSxDc.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/4CwhHPI.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KZdkl4X.jpg Phoenix I, booking OLLIE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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