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My name is, you guessed it, Eric Eisen. Greatest wrestler alive, former World champion, used to date an Oscar winning actress, all around lovable jerk, and as of today, the new COO of Total Championship Wrestling. Shocking, I know. Not only working for my father's competition, but also directing it? You might be wondering, how did that come to be? Well, first, let's go back two weeks.


December 24th, 2015. Eisen Manor, Boston.




It was Christmas Eve, and we were gathered around the house for our annual dinner. I had just lost to Joey Morgan of all people on Christmas Clash, and took the opportunity to rant about it with my dad, who of course...


Richard: "But see, that was Jerry's idea, of course. He knows we need to work on the next star to replace Jack, and as it happens, Joey is just the right pick. You should learn more with your brother, Eric. He's been doing a great job ever since I gave him the booking position."


I scuff.


Me: "Yeah, must be why the ratings have plummeted to the lowest in 8 years, right, Jerry?"


Jerry pulled out the turkey leg he had stuffed in his disgusting face hole and looked at me, angry.


Jerry: "Oh, because I bet you're a great booker yourself, brother? Then, how come you weren't appointed head booker in my place, Mr. I can overtake USPW by myself?"


Me: "Oh, yeah, I totally could, but hey, dad chose to give you the book instead."


Richard: "Kids, don't start a fight now, please."


But now was the time to know. Jerry had always been Dad's favorite kid. He even had Christian try and teach him how to wrestle before he decided he wasn't cut for it (And thank God that idiot realized it), and it took Dad a lot of convincing to finally get me into training, despite him being so eager that Jerry took his classes.


Me: "Yeah, but why did you give Jerry the book and not me, dad? I'm much more deserving than him."


Richard: "Eric, not now, please."


Me: "Jerry was always your pick, right? First to train to wrestle, first to get the Christmas presents, first to get the chance to book their show. Why couldn't that be me?"


Richard: "You wanna know? Alright, the reason you're not the booker-"


Jerry: "The reason you're not the booker is because you're an idiot, bro!"


Dad looked over at Jerry, angry.


Richard: "Shut up, Jerry. Now, the reason you're not the booker is because you have no experience. Remember when you were injured and I had you help you two help Peter and learn from him? Well, you were disinterested the whole time, while your brother was eager to learn. You wanted the book? Well, you sure as hell made it clear you had no interest in giving it a go."


Me: "Fine, then give me the World champion."


Jerry: "I'm not letting you near any belts any time soon."


Richard: "Jerry. This is between me and your brother. And no, you're not getting the World championship. You know why? Because, as you mentioned, ratings are the lowest they've been in years, but you know when else they were low? When you convinced me you could be champion and took the belt off of Jack. Nobody wanted to see you, and nothing has changed. That's the truth."


Me: "Nah. People love me."


Jerry: "They really don't."


Richard: "For the last time, Jerry, if you don't shut up I'm cutting your pay in half for the next six months. And yes, they don't care about you. Nobody wants to watch your matches, that's the truth. Whenever you wrestle, the fans go on a piss break. Never noticed that? And if you don't stop this, I'm taking you off television myself until you learn your lesson."


That was the last straw. Not only was dad clearly favoring Jerry over me, but he was also downplaying me and my legion of fans. Everyone knows I'm the most popular guy on the SWF roster, so why lie about that? It was Dad himself that said it.


Me: "You know what? Forget this. You guys can have the promotion for yourself, because I quit. Tell mom the dinner was nice."


I pushed my chair away and walked away from the table. My dad gasped, while my brother simply smirked and continued stuffing food down his face.


Richard: "You...you can't quit. Because I'm firing you. You hear me? You're fired, Eric!"


Jerry: "We won't need you, bro."


Me: "Yeah, yeah, whatever, enjoy the meals, assholes."


I slammed the door behind me and jumped on my Corvette. Surely I would get offers as soon as people figured out I was unemployed. USPW, 21CW, Japan, they'd all come in calling, I knew it. I looked down my phone and checked my bank account. Only 5 millions? This would last a week, two weeks at best. Maybe mom would continue to send me money. Still, I needed to figure out what to do next. Just as I was thinking what to do, I stopped at a red light, just across Mayor Street Arena. And there sat a billboard for TCW Psycho Circus, three days away. Now, this gives me an idea...



December 28th, 2015. Mayor Street Arena, Boston.




Kyle: "Hello, Kyle Rhodes speaking, who's this?"


Me: "Sup, it's me. Good show, by the way."


Kyle: "I'm sorry, who?"


Me: "It's Eric, you forgot?"


Kyle: "Eric?"


Me: sigh "Eisen."


Kyle: "Oh, I see. I'll be hanging up now."


Me: "Hey, wait up! I need to talk about something."


Kyle: "Let me guess, you need a job. We all saw your firing announcement up on the Supreme website."


Me: "Yes and no. It might be better to talk in person about this."


Kyle: "Yeah, sure, I'll give you a call over the next few...centuries."


Me: "How about right now?"


Kyle: "No, I'm pretty busy. Now, if you excuse me?"


Me: "I'm right outside your office."


I knock on the door.


Kyle: "What the? How did you get past security."


Me: "Oh, I bribed them. Can I come in now?"


Kyle lets out a long sigh.


Kyle: "Of course you did. Alright, door's unlocked."


I open the door to Kyle's makeshift office in the arena. The show was four hours away, but he was already looking at a pile of paperwork.


Kyle: "Make it quick, please. I got a lot of work to do."


Me: "Alright, so, first of all, congrats on being appointed the new CEO. Now, can I be your COO?"


Kyle: "...you're joking, right?"


Me: "Do I look like the kind of person who dresses up nicely just to make a joke like this?"


Kyle: "Yes, you do."


I laugh.


Me: "Yeah, I actually do. But no, I'm serious about this. I want to be your new COO here in TCW."


Kyle: "Eric, you're the child of our largest rival, who we have been at war with for nearly 20 years now. And you just come up here and demand to be my COO? Just what in the hell are you thinking?"


Me: "Yeah, you actually have no choice, since I bought 30% of BriCo earlier today."


Kyle: "You did WHAT?!"


Me: "Yeah, but I don't actually have the power to have the power to appoint me as the CEO of the company, so instead, I came up here asking nicely to be your COO."


Kyle: "God, why the hell did they choose me for this position? Alright, so I guess you're merging us with the SWF next year."


Me: "Hell no, I'm here to take them down."


Kyle: "...say that again?"


Me: "Yeah, I pretty much hate pops and Jerry with every fiber of my being now, so I came here to join the TCW board of directors and take them down."


Kyle: "...sure. And how do you plan on doing that again? We're not exactly hot right now, you know. I'd be more than happy to take the SWF down, but you need to show me you mean it."


Me: "Don't worry, I brought in some help. Some guys that hate dad just as much as we both do."


I open the door, and three men join us in the office. Kyle raises his eyebrows, and I smile, welcoming our new partners.




Kyle: "Wow, you really weren't joking about this."


Me: "Now, can you find us some nice seats to watch this show and see what we're working with?"




OOC: This is my first foray into diary writing, and being a huge TCW fan myself, I couldn't help but choose them for it. And who could be a better choice for a POV than the CornellVerse's resident asshole in Eric Eisen? An Eisen working for their long time rivals would surely be shocking. Hope you enjoyed the read!


PS. Formatting is hard

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Boston, January 1st 2016.</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>I'm scrolling through my Instagram feed. Business meetings are always so boring. Sign this, agree to that. It's my first day in the office and I already want to quit. No, forget this, I need to prove dad and Jerry that they should have handed down the SWF to me instead.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Kyle: "...what do you think, Eric? Eric? Eric!"</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Oh? Yeah, yeah, I'm fine with it, but can you please say that again?"</p><p> </p><p>

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<em>Kyle catches me off-guard and raises an eyebrow at me, letting out a long sigh.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Kyle: "Uh huh...so, Gil and I were touching up on the details for IPW to become our developmental division. Nemesis will work both TCW and IPW as our authority figure, starting just after Malice in Wonderland, and Peter will take over commentary next show alongside myself. And about you?"</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Yeah, I still have a non-compete clause until February, so I'll sadly be working behind the scenes until then.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Kyle mumbles something. He seems oddly relieved. Maybe he wants me to be on my physical prime for my debut?</em></p><p> </p><p>

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Brent: "As part of the deal, the four of us plus Robert will make up the TCW booking team. I'm looking forward to working with you, starting tomorrow."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>That's Brent Hill, current TCW head booker. He will mantain the position, though Peter and John will be working with him closely. Still, I can use everything in my power to ensure things work out the way I want them to, like for example, a title shot at Tot-</em></p><p> </p><p>

Kyle: "I'm sure you've been told that part of the deal was that you cannot challenge for the World championship for at least a full year, Eric?"</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "What? Oh, come on! There's no need for that clause to be in the contract. Do I look like the kind of guy who would give himself a title shot as he pleases?"</p><p> </p><p>

Kyle: "Yes."</p><p> </p><p>

John: "You do."</p><p> </p><p>

Gil: "Yup."</p><p> </p><p>

Brent: "Yeah."</p><p> </p><p>

Peter: "You already did, once."</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "...seriously?"</p><p> </p><p>

Gil: "Back on topic, I will be providing additional financial backing to the company. If you ever need the money, give me a call."</p><p> </p><p>

Peter: "Me and John have already discussed some potential new signings for the company, ranging from estabilished indie names to talented youngsters."</p><p> </p><p>

John: "Here, take a look at some of the names I prepared."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>John takes about 20 files and scatters them around the table. He put in some research into these guys. What a nerd. The only problem is, even though each file includes a name, photo, and list of achievements, I don't know any of these guys. Frankie Perez? Never heard of him. Nelson Callum? Kinda looks like Steven Parker. As does Kirk Jameson. Are they brothers? Hey, is that guy wearing a cat mask? Bulldozer Brandon Smith...just how the hell did they find these guys? Oh hey, that one sounds familiar. </em></p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Hey, Ash Campbell? Is this your son, John?" </p><p> </p><p>

John: "Yeah, figured I might as well show you his work. He's a good kid, and he works hard. Ash's becoming a good talent on his own out there, and I'd love to give him the opportunity here."</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Hm...I dunno. Maybe people will find it weird to have the son of one of our bookers here. Fans could complain about nepotism."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>All five men look at me.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Did I say something wrong?"</p><p> </p><p>

Peter: "Anyway. As we previously discussed, we're looking at signing around 6 new guys and 4 tag teams to bolster up your ranks. I've emailed you guys some package videos on their work, so I hope we're all on agreement over this. Eric, who do you suggest?</p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Oh...uh, let's see..."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Who the hell still uses email these days, Peter?! Oh damn, I need to figure this out somehow. Quick, Eric, think!</em></p><p> </p><p>

Me: "Alright, so I suggest these guys here."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>I just randomly point at the files. Dynamite Express is a cool sounding team name, at least.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Peter: "I like your way of thinking. Everyone else agrees?"</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Everyone around the table nods. God damn, I'm a genius.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Peter: "So, I'll be giving them calls this week. Is there anything else to discuss?"</p><p> </p><p>

Kyle: "No, that pretty much covers all topics for this meeting. If no one else has something to say, I suppose we should adjourn this, for once. Welcome to the TCW family, everyone."</p><p> </p><p>

<em>We shake each other's hands. Man, Nemesis sure still has a strong grip on his hand after all these years. Brent told me he would meet me over to discuss the next show tomorrow, and introduce me formally to the rest of the locker room. Great, even more boredom. And I still have to sit out for a month? My fans will miss me dearly. Oh well. I look at the pre-made copy of tomorrow's Total Wrestling card. Let's see what we're working with.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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<strong>TCW Total Wrestling, Week 1 January 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<em>TCW World Heavyweight championship #1 contender</em> Four Way match</p><p>

<strong>Rocky Golden</strong> vs <strong>Joshua Taylor</strong> vs <strong>Wolf Hawkins</strong> vs <strong>Bryan Vessey</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Ricky Dale Johnson returns from injury, addresses American Buffalo</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Benny Benson and Mighty Mo</strong> vs <strong>Jay Chord and Troy Tornado</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Behemoths</strong> vs <strong>Tank Bradley and Fearless Blue</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<em> TCW International Championship match</em></p><p>

<strong>Marc Speed ©</strong> vs <strong>Bart Biggins</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Sammy Bach</strong> vs <strong>Joel Bryant</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Sammy Bach comes out to address Bryan Vessey, receives a new challenger instead</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Dazzling Dave Diamond</strong> vs <strong>Eddie Chandler</strong></p><p> </p><p>

New champion Aaron Andrews addresses the fans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>


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<p>TCW Total Wrestling, Week 1 January 2016</p><p> </p><p> TCW World Heavyweight championship #1 contender Four Way match</p><p> <strong>Rocky Golden</strong> vs Joshua Taylor vs Wolf Hawkins vs Bryan Vessey</p><p> </p><p> Ricky Dale Johnson returns from injury, addresses American Buffalo</p><p> </p><p> Benny Benson and Mighty Mo vs J<strong>ay Chord and Troy Tornado</strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>The Behemoths</strong> vs Tank Bradley and Fearless Blue</p><p> </p><p> TCW International Championship match</p><p> <strong>Marc Speed </strong>vs Bart Biggins</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Sammy Bach </strong>vs Joel Bryant</p><p> </p><p> Sammy Bach comes out to address Bryan Vessey, receives a new challenger instead</p><p> </p><p> Dazzling Dave Diamond vs <strong>Eddie Chandler</strong></p><p> </p><p> New champion Aaron Andrews addresses the fans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="46252" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>In the international match, who is champion? I think it is Marc, but I don't quite remember. <p> </p></div></blockquote>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Historian" data-cite="Historian" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="46252" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>In the international match, who is champion? I think it is Marc, but I don't quite remember.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Oh whoops, I knew I was forgetting something. It is Marc indeed, just fixed it. Thanks for that!</p>
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