infinitywpi Posted August 28, 2006 Share Posted August 28, 2006 December, 2004. I awoke behind a bar, five crumpled poker cards in my hand. Two kings, two jacks, and a queen. I also had an ace up my sleeve and a jackhammer in my skull. Someone threw a piece of wadded-up paper at me, and I looked up to see a short Japanese man. I didn't recall knowing Japanese, so I read the subtitles to his angry rant. It seems I had just won a job as head booker of World Level Wrestling. But... I had a job booking, didn't I? And wasn't it 2009? I... I guess not. I guess the last few years was just a drunken hallucination. Oh, well. America, Japan, either side of the Pacific, drunk, sober, real, fictional... even World Level Wrestling would learn they were no longer without... Peers. Welcome to the World Level. ------------------------- WLW: World Level Wrestling, a regional Sports Entertainment fed in Japan. How the hell did I wind up working for them? Who knows. Anyway, we had a pretty good main event scene, consisting of Universal champion Awesome Thunder, Show Stealer champion Hell Monkey, Dark Eagle, The Great Hisato, and Burning Takableepa. Super Junior style was well-represented. The upper-midcard was heavy on Cruiserweights, with Silver Shark, Haru Kurofuji, Kazuma Narato, and Incredible Koyama (who, with non-Cruiser Koki Ishibashi, was tag champ), along with Koji Kojima and Emerald Angel to provide some Super Juniorness. For a midcard, we had our entertainment, The Tic, Booger Man, Masked Cougar, Kitahachi, Sonoda, and Deano Machino. A nice mixture there. The lower-midcard was Ninja Shunji, Firestarter EU, 2 Fly N'Hara, and Insane Machine, our Stretfighting Champ. Mainly cruisers looking to break into the upper card. Finally, our openers, Beetle Kimura and Magnum Kobe, the Tap-Out Champion. And of course, designated jobber Cyber Fighter 3000. We had two active stables: The Circle of Blood (Dark Eagle, Koki Ishibashi, Magnum Kobe, and Incredible Koyama... the tag champs, tap-out champ, and a main eventer) and The Power Players (Emerald Angel, Haru Kurofuji, and Koji Kojima). If this what what I had to work with, I'd say things were looking good. But I still put in a call to a young rookie who, for some reason, just felt right to be here. 2004, December, Week 1, Monday The name of the show: WLW 2k4 Wrap-Up. I'd decided not to do the customary 'strip all the titles and hold a tournament' schtick in favor of, well, holding a tournament for the #1 Contendership to Awesome Thunder's title, with the first round being tonight. Now... did I remember how to book? I set up a tournament and prepared everything... only to find one of my participants, Silver Shark, was working elsewhere tonight. Dammit. Last-Minute Rewrite!! WLW 2k4 Wrap-Up, from the Kyoto Arena We open the show with the first match in our #1 Contendership Tournament: Dark Eagle vs Emerald Angel. The crowd was restless, but we still got a good match with Dark Eagle getting the pinfall to advance (B). Awesome Thunder came out to make an open challenge (B, crowd still restless) which was answered by Haru Kurofuji. Thunder denied the challenge, as Haru was in the tournament, but a few insults by Haru convinced Thunder to give him the match tonight (C+). Next, Magnum Kobe defended his Tap-Out Title against Cyber Fighter 3000, winning with an illegal choke (F, they just didn't click). Insane Machine tried to cut a promo against his tournament opponent, Koji Kojima, but we forgot he doesn't speak Japanese (F). Backstage, Deano Machine attacked 2 Fly N'Hara, calling him a joke and a disgrace (D). Hell Monkey defended his Show Stealer title against Beetle Kimura with a clean pinfall (C, Hell Monkey stood out as very good). Booger Man came down to the ring, acting like he couldn't get the microphone to work and, following some bodily sound-effects, shrugged and left (C-). Koji Kojima defeated Insane Machine by disqualification when the Streetfighter Champion brought his title belt into play (C). A hype video for tag champions The Avalanche Effect played (C), followed by one hyping next week's main event: Kitahachi Sonoda vs Burning Taka****a, the final quarter-final round in the tournament (C-). Finally, our main event, as Awesome Thunder defended against Haru Kurofuji, retaining his title by count-out (B-). Afterwards, The Incredible Koyama ran in and began attacking Haru to end the show (C-, let-down). Final rating: C, 2000 people in attendance. It was suggested that we really needed more storylines going. Well, we could fix that. Deano/2 Fly was going to be a cheap excuse for a filler match, but we could make it a low-card feud. More importantly, however, was the fact that we had made eight thousand dollars on the show; We should be able to grow this company in no time! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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