(2/19/18) NBW Presents: Monday Blood Monday May 5, 2020 17:00:17 GMT -5
Post by Action Reel on May 5, 2020 17:00:17 GMT -5
SUPER SEGMENT OF d00m!!
"One For The Money" by Escape The Fate hits the loudspeakers as a spotlight shines onto the entrance ramp. Lucious Starr emerges from the back, decked in a silver Belstaff suit. He makes his way to the ring, handing out high fives and fist bumps. He climbs into the ring, waiting for the crowd to die down before raising a microphone to his lips.
Lucious Starr: Evening, Thirsty! Now, I would normally love to interact with you and have some fun. But I have a LOT of things to cover tonight, and little time with which to cover it. So, first thing's first.
Lucious Starr: Many of you bore witness to the attack on our beloved leader, Vincent Pryde, past week. While his injuries were thankfully minor, he has put me in charge this week while he regains his strength. And that leaves quite a LOT on my plate. So let's get down to it.
St Remi: Poor Vincent.
Sara Conway: You are missed, boss. Heal up quickly!!
Lucious Starr: Now, I know you all are wondering who the final entry into tonight's Fatal Four Way main event is. However, I have made it a habit to finish old business before going on with the new, so I will reveal that person later. For now, I would like to start with last week- namely, our main event.
Charlie Hanson: I did NOT appreciate that fire alarm stunt!! Do you know how dirty some of these people are??
St Remi: The Thirsty? I just stood by the rest of the roster. Stay away from people while in a crisis.
Sara Conway: Will both of you shut it?
Lucious Starr: Last week, I gave the Insurgency the very thing they've been asking for since day one- the chance to prove themselves. Namely, that the ladies in our business have the chops to compete with the top dogs in the NBW. As a means to justify to Pryde, I banned Insurgency from ringside. My intent was to show that, despite her femininity, Verez had the skills to fail or succeed on her own merits. I handed them a GIFT, in the form of a non-title match.... And THIS is how I am repaid.
Lucious motions towards the Megatron, footage playing from the previous week.
Jenson: Vincent Pryde. Your actions have consequences. I don’t care if it is you, Commish Lamarche, Lucius Starr, or whoever it is calling the shots. If you try to stop the Insurgency we will make a stand.
Kidsgrove: You see, UCI faithful. Whoever is running this shit show right now has banned your UCI Intercontinental Champion, one half of one of the most famous UCI tag champions, and a bonafide UCI hall of famer from ringside for this match. We think that is unacceptable and a flagrant abuse of power by the disgrace that calls themselves the managers of this organisation. If you abuse the Insurgency, we’re going to resist.
Bonnie: Ya’ll see, we’ll fight fire with fire. It’s pretty simple really. The Insurgency is banned from ringside. That’s fine. We play by the rules here, we got honour. However, if the Insurgency is banned from ringside, so are the NBW thirsty. So we’re not letting any fan in this here buildin’ unless they are UCI faithful. So I kindly ask for anyone wearing UCI merch...
Jenson: Or Insurgency merch.
Bonnie: Oh ye, or Insurgency merch. We kindly ask that you make yourself known to Amy over in block A. She’ll let you through. Anyone else, well, ya’ll need to stay out there and we’ll come join ya shortly.
Jenson: Let it be known that NBW will not push us around, if they stipulate unfair sanctions on this group, we will reply in kind. We will overcome. We will Stand. We WILL Resist and we will fight.
The feed pauses, Lucious raising a hand to the jeering crowd.
Lucious Starr: Unacceptable. Disgrace. Unfair. All words used by the Insurgency to describe myself and the management here in NBW. All words that described the Insurgency's actions last week. And the only thing more despicable than their lack of respect, the only thing more uncouth than their blatant lack of decency throughout this mess... Is the way Kevin Bishop inserted himself into the Main Event last week. I banned the Insurgency to let Verez prove herself, and then Bishop comes out and violates the sanct...
"Wherever I May Roam" hits the PA, cutting Lucious off. Within moments, the Harbingers are at the top of the ramp, grinning as they look down to the ring. They start down the ramp, getting halfway down before Starr cuts their music.
Lucious Starr: Bishop. Shadowlove. Bull. You three watch yourselves now. I've been fighting a LOT longer than Pryde. And I will NOT be disrespected.
Bull chuckles, looking to his cohorts. He nods towards the ring, the three continue stalking down the ramp. Lucious shrugs, chucking the mic and removing his jacket top...
St Remi: Wait a second... He's not about to fight these three, is he??
Sara Conway: He just pulled a roll of tape from his chest pocket! Starr is ready for war!!
Abbi Stein: God, he just keeps getting hotter.
The Harbingers take up position at differing sides of the ring, pulling themselves up to the ring apron as Starr readies himself for a fight. The Harbingers start to climb the ropes, until the arena darkens; the first set of the heavy strums of “Big Gun” by Sonic Mayhem blast the PA system, only silhouettes are seen at different parts of the crowd. Once the first strum of the second set is sounded, L Verez is revealed from one side of the arena crowd. The second strum strikes, revealing Bonnie Blue on another side. The third strike reveals both Sam Kidsgrove and Andre Jenson.
The music intensifies, as does the frantic lighting, as well as the expressions on the faces of The Insurgency, as they march down the stairs with authority, with the UCI faithful high fiving and fist bumping each member. The New Blood Thirsty showing disdain towards them, some even trying to get physical, until realizing that they're in over their heads.
St Remi: Love them or hate them...
Abbi Stein: Hate.
St Remi: The Insurgency may have just saved Lucious Starr's ass on this one, as the Harbingers vacate the area.
Charlie Hanson: Discretion is oft the better part of valor, and the Harbingers are smart- for a bunch of muscle heads.
Each member reaches the ringside area, surrounding the squared circle. They all quickly roll in and step up to the second turnbuckle, showing their three finger salute to the crowd. The UCI Faithful salute back, chanting “STAND. FIGHT. RESIST.” meanwhile, the New Blood Thirsty boo, some even throwing garbage at The Insurgency. As the music and lighting fade, the group get to the center of the ring, surrounding Lucious.
Abbi Stein: You bitches better back off my man...
St Remi: So now what? EVERYONE wants a piece of Starr tonight?!
Lucious preps himself to do battle with the Insurgency, not thrilled with the idea of being disrespected by either group. Kidsgrove, Jenson and Blue seems ready for battle; until L Verez picks up the mic Starr tossed aside and stands before him.
L Verez: With all due respect, Lucious. Last week didn't go as ANYONE planned. I can see your point of view, Lucious; but suffice to say the actions of your predecessor didn't give us much hope in conducting fair conversations with you.
Lucious seems to relax slightly as the Insurgency drops to a line beside Verez. L looks Lucy up and down, a slight nod.
L Verez: That said. We talked it over, and we feel that, in your own twisted way, you seem to at LEAST have a sympathy to our cause. So in light of that, we offer you amnesty from the punishment to befall Vincent.
Starr shakes his head, looking to the mat. He walks to the ropes, requesting another mic and stepping back into the center of the ring.
Lucious Starr: While I appreciate the sentiment, L; Vincent is an old friend. Anything you have to dish out to him is a direct threat to myself, and I will not take such a thing lightly.
The Insurgency seem more disappointed than anything else, as Lucious takes a breath and continues.
Lucious Starr: Vincent doesn't want you near the men or the World Championship. Pryde has accosted me at every turn, but I have slowly showed him that what you want and what the fans crave is the same thing- women getting their fair push. Last week was meant to be a stepping stool in getting us BOTH what we want. And you four had to make a big scene with the fire alarm and a full lockout.
Jenson motions for the mic, Verez handing it over.
Andre Jenson: Man to man, Lucy. You're saying that you have no qualms putting the ladies against the men in the main event??
Starr chuckles, motioning towards Bonnie Blue.
Lucious Starr: Ms Blue here is a former World Champion. The caliber of talent she had to go through to gain that status... Well, let's just say she earned it. Ms Verez defeated Corey goddamn Black for the Hypermedia Championship. The man is a legend. I have faced countless women in my years; I know firsthand what these ladies are capable of. So no, Mr Jenson, I do NOT have an issue scheduling inter-gender matches on the main roster.
Bonnie snatches the mic from Andre, getting in Lucy's face.
Bonnie Blue: If that's true, Starr, then prove it. Show us, this fed, the fans, EVERYONE that you aren't afraid to make the right call, and put L into another match tonight.
Starr shrugs, nodding.
Lucious Starr: I suppose she earned a rematch with the champ after being screwed last week. But Corey is already in a match...
Bonnie Blue: No, no, Luce. Give her a REAL shot. Put her in a match to earn her place at the top.
Lucious Starr: Ms Blue, I can't simply change the card at will to attempt to right a wrong. I can give her Corey at the next Monday Bloody Mond...
Bonnie Blue: Lucious. You aren't listening. You want to give the fans what they want. You're willing to let us ladies prove ourselves in the ring. You have an open position in the Main Event tonight, Starr. L hasn't been put on the card. It's a no brainer.
Lucious looks to L, back to Bonnie, and scratches his head. He looks back to Verez, an eyebrow raised.
Lucious Starr: You want to prove your worth, Verez? You want to show that you can hang with the big boys??
L Verez nods emphatically, Kidsgrove placing a supportive hand on her shoulder.
Lucious Starr: Well, then, fuck it. L Verez, you are now officially in tonight's fatal four way to determine the Number One Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship!!
The NBW crowd jeers, but it is drowned out by UCI faithful roaring with approval. Verez nods, offering a hand to Lucious, who respectfully shakes it. He turns to the rest of Insurgency, then directly at Bonnie.
Lucious Starr: I would ask, however, that you three remain invisible from ringside. As a show of good faith.
Jenson and Kidsgrove nod, Blue looking skeptical.
Bonnie Blue: Are you seriously banning the Insurgency from ringside AGAIN?
Lucious Starr: No, Bon. What I'm doing is removing Corey's position as guest announcer and banning ALL talent not involved from ringside; under the risk of PERMANENT unemployment in New Blood Wrestling!!
St Remi: Lucious just made an executive decision!! Bonnie is nodding in agreement as Lucious has just banned every signed member of the NBW roster from ringside during our main event!!
Charlie Hanson: What a brilliant move by our acting manager; making sure this fatal four way goes off without a hinge!!
"One For The Money" hits the PA as the Insurgency vacate the ring, dispersing into the crowd. Lucious grabs his jacket, throwing it over his shoulder as he heads to the back.
Sara Conway: Lucious Starr has just laid down the gauntlet; he is REFUSING to be disrespected and is taking the lead tonight!!
Abbi Stein: Get 'em, Lucy. God, I am so horny right now. Did you see him gearing up to fight? Mmmm...
Charlie Hanson: What a huge announcement, and we're barely into the show!!