Post by The Bradley Clan on Dec 13, 2018 18:52:11 GMT -5
The scene opens to a dimly lit, smoke filled, empty arena, with only the GZWA ring standing there, unoccupied, except for the GZWA World Heavyweight Championship and Television Championship belts sitting in the middle. Suddenly, more lights kick on, and the Elimination Chamber slowly lowers from the rafters to surround the ring. After a brief pause, footsteps can be heard approaching the Chamber. Emerging from the darkness and the smoke is “The Next Level” Mike Bradley. He looks up at the Chamber, which he will enter at Dead or Alive in his latest bid to become champion.
“The Mountain Will Fall.”
Behind him, the tron plays clips of all the moments in his career that have led to this point. From his first TV title win to his abrupt retirement to his family's return, to some of the more frustrating moments like coming up short in the Stardom Tournament, to his elimination from the Riot Match, to Knightmare Inc's attack two weeks ago. The tron goes black, and Mike looks down and sighs.
“The Bradley Clan gets knocked down, but never out. Through the twists and turns, bumps and bruises, we may have come up short before, but like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, we kick and scratch and claw our way back to the top. We create our own opportunities, and with this opportunity to become GZWA World Heavyweight Champion and Television Champion, The Mountain Will Fall!”
Mike's voice echoes through the arena. He raises an eyebrow in a disappointed fashion.
“Knightmare Inc, the thought of you two punks didn't even occur to me and my family until you attacked me a couple of weeks ago. We were going to climb the ranks of the tag team division and THEN kick your heads off and take the titles. But you just couldn't wait to get all up in my shit, could you? Well, if you want to get your shit kicked in, all you had to do was ask, and I'll be more than happy to do it in the Elimination Chamber, where The Mountain Will Fall!”
Mike shouts again, causing the chains of the chamber to rattle slightly. He smirks.
“And Equinox, I’ll admit you one-upped me considerably with your TV Title reign. I can't knock you for that. But what I can knock you for is you disparaging my accomplishments - you can’t take away the run I had as TV champ! And what I can also knock you for failing to do what I'm gonna accomplish in the Chamber - capitalize! And that means pinning you, pinning Senor Vinnie and slapping both those straps over my shoulders, so The Mountain Will Fall!”
Another shout leads to the entire chamber shaking and swaying more than it did the last time. Mike elicits a sinister chuckle.
“And Doombringer, you fucking fossil, I call you that for a reason. You're a relic of the past. You're hanging on to something you will never have. You need to learn to stay down, you wounded dog! My family and I have destroyed you enough times that you should be a pile of dust by now! Yet you're not. You keep coming back. And goddammit, I'm glad you do. Because I showed you on the last Primetime that I will not succumb to your spooky freak show tactics, and when I'm done with you in the Elimination Chamber, you're the one who's going to rest in peace! You're the one who will be buried and forgotten under the rubble when The Mountain Will Fall!”
An even louder shout causes the chamber to shake violently from the foundation. Mike smiles again and nods his head approvingly.
“And Senor Vinnie… this battle started, and it'll end, with you, the man who has the title that made me a star in this sport the first time I won it and the title I've been chasing after ever since. The man who has the cajones to disparage my wife and family while fucking around with the Cortez sisters. Come Dead or Alive, I'll superkick the grease out of your hair, choke you until I'm wringing cologne out of your pores, and once your lifeless body is crumpled in the middle of that ring…”
THE MOUNTAIN WILL FALL!!!
With one last mighty shout, the Chamber shakes and rattles like in a 10.0 earthquake. Eventually, it crumbles to pieces and explodes into dust. Mike makes his way through the rubble, hops into the ring, squats down and grabs the belts.
“And when the mountain falls… a new champion will rise.”
And if you don't know… now you know.
He leaves the ring with the titles over his shoulders and the scene fades to black.