sports and study
Angel watched with a down turned look at the betrayal of the Womens champion on her partner. Watched with disappointment the over the top post match assault on Mary Jane Ashcroft, and shook her head in mixed feeling at the strength and loose abandon of the ego the champion spoke with. Angel then turned away from one monitor and moved her gaze to another. This one focusing on Jennifer Rowe’s in ring ability. This Angel watched with genuine fascination and a students eye. Spotting every mistake, every opening, seeing all the possible counters. then rewinding and going threw themagain so as to lock into memory what she comes up against.
Turning away from her studying the coming opponent and epic challenge Angel turned to face the expected and invited GXE camera man and greeted him with little more then a nod of he head. Standing she snapped on the rooms small series of lights illuminating the room. It’s look was that of a simple A/V room. Several monitors, several vcrs, a massive switchboard underneath no doubt for making condensed and rather focused tapes, and alone in the far end of the room a computer and a cot. Suggesting Angel often slept in the room after long hors of book and tape study of the sport.
Returning to Angel the camera found what it expected. Her hair drawn back with a near uniform or military look to it, her eyes surrounded by ying yang war paint but none the less suggesting fire, A loose fitting black t shirt tucked into a well pressed pair of black slacks, and standard black ring boots. The t shirt was of some interest as it bore a old world cross in its center and in the center of that cross a long stem red rose. Running along the vertical of the rose and the cross was a fire breathing dragon, and running the horizontal lengtho f the cross a few strands of barbed wire. the symbol much like her war paint no doubt having deep meaning to her.
Angel took a step back allowing the camera man access into the room and directed him to begin filming the promotional from the cot. She chose to sit ram rod straight in the only other piece of furniture in the room a rather simple folding chair by the switchboard and monitors.
Narrative on setting complete. Angel began.
Angel “Alarming things have been happening almost weekly here. One might argue this is the best time to be a wrestler with all the activity. But let us not fool ourselves those that wrestle merely to honor the sport and there one time fandom of it, Those that wrestle as the accomplishment on a day to day basis of a childhood dream are few and far between. All that is left are random flickers of sport amidst a drama that could almost be entitled “All My Ring post” or “As The Title Belts turn.” Little of what we see today is what we should see. You can take and start out right recently with the actions in the Womens division. The newly crowned champion stabbing fan and friend in back and heart for financial gain and title. undeserving and perhaps under talented alliances striking down the fair the honest and the honorable lest there secret and incompetence be shown. Gangs and thugs running amuck post arguably awesome matches and using the fallen to send supposed waves of fear and intimidation through the ranks.”
She paused hanging her head as if retelling recent weeks and just the actions of last Enforcement as if they were criminal charges. Composing herself and adding a touch of anger to tone she again faced the public.
Angel “Fodder easily for any out of work or creative mind daytime or film writer. But I address this coming Experience. This coming challenge as a wrestler. As one who wrestles in the sport of same name with honor, integrity, and intensity. Using only the technical and methodical art and science that was once and still in cult form is what the fans come to see. I address the battle for the Womens title against Jennifer Rowe as a student of the sport I have dedicated my life to and the honorable end I will fall on sword to achieve. I address the current champion as an arguably undeserving challenger but one no less dangerous then those that sit at the top of the contender list and as one that finds neither the champions ego, her actions, or her army of backup intimidating or fear inspiring.”
“Jennifer Rowe. I will not play day old rookie and dare you to have your army attack me or defend you. I will not suggest that by your egomatics your taking me lightly. Nor will I dare say your turning to the darker side and to a stable as a sign of weakness. I will not for that is for the fans, the press, and those that know you to accuse you of.”
Angel paused allowing the words to sink in and once she tied her thoughts to string together more fire she resumed.
Angel “What I will say is that if any one escorts you to ringside and insist on aiding you should know given the need I will defend against them. I will say that your illusion of taking me lightly only means you are more focused on me then those watching understand, and whatever made you turn and take things by force honorable or not is none of my concern. To each there own. However Miss Rowe you do hold the standard of excellence in the Womens division and although your actions as of late may or may not speak ill of you they do lay stain to the standard and what it represents and that I cannot allow. I may indeed have not yet suffered great success here but it only takes an instant, a single error, a single mistake, a single counter to turn that tide, and you had best be ready and expect to face someone that will be watching, waiting, even taking all your known history in ring and using it against you for that most honorable end. Your end. Your submitting to the chimes at midnight.”
“Jennifer Rowe. I fight tonight not as someone playing the underdog card, Not as someone playing the revolutionary card, But something more deadly. I fight being only what I am and focusing all fire and desire as a wrestler wanting to be known as not only being good but doing good both by my own standards but also by rightfully earning what standards I may wear. Bring your theatrics, your egomatic parlor games, but bring also the measured skill that had it stayed honest would still have rightfully put you were you are today and have at me with your best. For by the time we meet I will be ready. This my most trying match and indeed my trial by fire will not end with the massacre you made of miss Ashcroft but in an education for champion challenger and all that stand to face either next. There may indeed be a shking in the house of the GXE womens division after tonight. But more then that there will be honor, glory, and battle. The things wrestlers used to prize above title and fan dom. Jennifer Rowe. Tonight the one that seems least in your eyes may indeed bring the greater challenge. "
Said and done Angel kept fire filled gaze and silence to fill the scene as it faded to black.