The shocking truth
(FADEIN: The ring, where BEN LERNER is standing, wearing black suit jacket, pants, white shirt, black tie, looking like a lawyer for the first time in ages...BORN AGAIN stands behind him and to his left, wearing his black warm up jacket, black pants and ring shoes with white crosses on them. Lerner has the mic.)
LERNER: Ladies and Gentlemen...And I use those terms loosely...LVW has committed a crime...It has robbed a man of his right to contend for the LVW Championship...It made a mistake...And mistakes happen...But they can't happen when the stakes are this high, when everrything a man has worked for can be flushed down the toilet by a blunder...
You didn't see what happened on TV...No...This two bit company was unable to get a camera to show the truth, I found this on youtube from some LVW fan's camera fan...Now play this on the screen!
(B-ROLL FOOTAGE: A poor quality camera phone feed showing BORN AGAIN being eliminated by OLVIR...The tape shows Born Again hits the floor back first, and one of his feet ends up landing on the bottom step...Born Again appears to be out cold.)
Now my client NEVER MOVED from that spot...He was brutally assaulted by that thug Olvir Arsvinnar, but since it happened in the ring...Well there's not much that can be legally done about it...But Born Again's foot NEVER hit the foot until AFTER the bell had rung...The bell rang with both my client and J1D STILL not eliminated from the contest...So now I have no choice but to demand LVW declare the LVW Championship vacant and to order a match between Born Again and J1D RIGHT NOW! (Crowd pops!)
(THE FLOOR, in a grey suit jacket and pants, blue shirt, no tie walks out to the ring and grabs a mic.)
FLOOR: Look Lerner, I'm not going to sit here and play games as you try to use some technicality to get what you want...But I am going to offer you a deal...At Showdown on the Strip...We're going to have an LVW Championship match...And I will give Born Again a place in that match...And I will go even further then that and make that match a "Lord's Rules" match...Now you can take that deal or you can waste whatever money this maniac has in your fruitless lawsuit.
(Lerner and Born Again start talking.)
(MUSIC UP: "Down" by 311 Crowd POPS as J1D stumbles out of the entranceway, mic in hand, LVW title draped over one shoulder...looking annoyed and confused.)
J1D: How's it hangin' Vegas? It was hangin' pretty gnarley for J1D back in the locker room, until this BOGUS CRAP came on my monitor! Now as you all may know, I was totally ready to retire this strap tonight in my final wrestling match ever in front of all you fine people. And for a second, brah, yeah YOU buttwipe! Born Again! I was thinking, 'OK, no big deal, give the belt up, go home, save the environment, and call it a day.' But DUDE...J1D's the people's champion, the guy who holds this belt in your best interests so toads like THIS GUY don't go around giving everybody a bad name. I've got a responsibility to the awesome crowd that puts money in my pocket and gnarley grindage in my mouth, so I TOTALLY ACCEPT a match with you, any time, any place, using whatever rulebook you jokers wanna use. 'Cause at the end of the day maharashi, who vouches for you? This lame ass nine-to-fiver in corporate ass-clown clothing and shoes made in Chinese sweatshops. But me...I'm just one dude who happens to be vouched for and endorsed by the coolest people on the planet, the crazy dudes and dudettes of LAS VEGAS! (CHEERS!) And from what I'm hearing, they don't want either of you turds in the ring trying to scam your way to this title! (Looks at the crowd) Brahs, I only won this thing with your help...this is YOUR TITLE! (CHEERS!) And I'll defend it in YOUR HONOR! Mr. Floor dude, you set the date and I'll be there...cause Showdown on the Strip is one wave I'm NOT GONNA MISS! (CHEERS!)
(Born Again looks outraged, Lerner tries to calm him down. Born Again grabs the mic from Lerner.)
BORN AGAIN: I want a match with this little heathen! I want a match with him right--
LERNER: (Cutting Born Again off, pulling the mic towards himself) Stop! Stop! As your lawyer...I must advise you to not let this doped out idiot to get to you...Floor...On behalf of Born Again, we accept your offer of a Lord's Rules match at Showdown on the Strip for the LVW Title...
J1D: HEY MAN! A lot of good people smoke up with me before matches...are you calling my fans a bunch of idiots? Huh? Cause brah, seriously...we don't have to wait 'til Showdown! (crowd pops!)
(J1D charges to the ring!)
MAYES: J1D ALL OVER BORN AGAIN! Born Again rocked by a series of right hands. Lerner tries to oull J1D off Born Again...J1D WITH A SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE FLOORS HIM! Born Again and Lerner roll to the floor! Lerner keeping Born Again from trying to get back into the ring...This crowd is going nuts!
WATERS: Ugh, I used to not hate this kid so much, but now I'm sick of him! C'mon Born Again!
(MUSIC UP: "Down" by 311, crowd pops as J1D stands in the ring, pointing at Born Again, who's being led to the back by Lerner, J1D holds the LVW Championship belt aloft as the crowd pops!)
MAYES: We got the big men, Hans, Olvir, NEXT!