STANTON MEDIA GROUP PRESENTS
ENTER: A sheet of paper sits on a desk with some stat data on it.
VOICE: Brad R. Hathaway, 1882 Arlington Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37929, 5 feet 9 inches 185 pounds
.Not bad. What you been doing lately?
(Camera is facing Brad
BR: Working at a grocery store
you know, making ends meet. Ive been trying to get into the business but never had the opportunity. Figured Id come and make my case you know, since youre in town.
VOICE: Youre ready to roll with us now? I mean, were about to hit the road. Youd start at the bottom, but you got the build for it
looks like you have some wrestling experience with Hive Wrestling. I know that guy
.be ready to roll in the morning
(Brad smiles as he shake hands with Owner Thomas Dillard.)
(Fade to black)
[---SCENE: The Lockeroom. World Gym, Fayetteville Arkansas. The morning after the Hive has its best showing in months, the guys are cleaning out the area and prepping to hit the road.---]
[Brandon Hohn and Edward Jenkins are cleaning out their lockers when Brandon walks in. Both men stop as other wrestlers walk in to do the same.]
(Brandon and Edward look at each other and keep packing)
Brad: Apparently Im on board the new guy. Soooooo is this how it goes back here? No talky talky?
(Edward rises up and stares Brad in the eyes)
Edward: Sorry for the rudeness. Ed Jenkins. That guy, hes Brandon Hohn. Were whats left of the first round of hires around here. Seems like they come and go a lot so we dont try to make a lot of friends. I was wrong bud, and Im sorry.
Brad: Oh I get it. I mean, here I am another new guy. Im sure thats comforting for job security right?
Brandon: The only thing thats comforting is standing in that ring, making people cheer, getting the check. Nice to meet you.
Brad: You too. (looks around) So, the boss said I was riding with you guys to the next spot?
After discovering the third body its clear that what we have is a series of connected murders, so well be addressing this as a serial killer on the loose in our community. Its important that if anyone saw anything, they need to report it. Were asking for any information leading to the capture of this monster. All three persons were strangled and hung for their families to see. This person is a horrible human being, and must be stopped.
Edward: Looks like youre leaving at the perfect time
Brad: As it would seem.
CUT TO COMMERICAL
[Back from commercial, the three men are in a car riding]
Brandon: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center University Health Club. 1000 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City
Where does he find these places???
Edward: As long as we can pack it out, well do fine tonight. Hey new guy, he gave you a gimmick yet?
Brad: (thinks for a second) Ummm, no. He didnt give me anything. Oh wow I have no gimmick.
Brandon: Dont worry well figure out something.
Edward: You got to make an impact man. Thats the big thing about starting out. They got to remember you, follow you on Twitter and shit. You get your following, you keep your job. Theyll love you and hate you at times, but theyll always pay the ticket price to see you.
(Brad shakes his head understanding
Brad: Ooook, looks like I have a lot to think about. Im the early card so I gotta think fast. But for now, Im taking a nap.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center University Health Club
(As everyone is getting ready for the card the following night Edward and Brandon are signing autographs and stuff. The crowd then goes crazy as they get a glimpse of The Black Bird as he walks into the arena
Edward: One of our best Face wrestlers, hes good
Brandon: How did Brad luck up to work with a guy like that?
Edward: (signing autographs) Apparently the guy has some experience. It should be interesting. Where is he anyway?
Brandon: Said he was going into town for a bite to eat.
(Brad walks in exhausted.)
Edward: Dude, (walks over to him) where you been?
Brad: Oh, getting some grub
Edward: Ok, long as youre good to go youre facing the Black Bird tonight. Set it off man! (pats him on the back).
Brad: Yep, thats what I plan to do.
---LATER THAT NIGHT---HIVE NATION WRESTLING 10.16.17
(Edward and Brandon are watching back stage on a TV as the announcer preps to announce)
-CUT TO RINGSIDE-
Ring Announcer: And now, coming in from parts uknown in Mexico? The Lucha Hero! The Black
(The only sounds that can be heard are the sounds of crows all through the stadium as the Black Bird comes down flapping his wings all crazy
He hugs the kids and other fans and slides into the ring
Ring Announcer: His opponent
. The Silent Stalker Brad
(Brad comes out to the ring with a dufflebag. Hes wearing some black wrestling trunks and no top. He slides into the ring adjusting his gloves)
(The Black Bird looks at him as Brad just glares from the other corner. The bell goes off and BB goes charging at him but Brad collapses into a drop toe hold on the favorite. He turns it into a leg lock immediately and the crowd is booing)
K McBryde: Looks like Someone here isnt getting the crowd love tonight. Brad is a new guy here at the Hive and Hes hating life because hes beating the Black Bird!
Ringo Mathis: Look, the kid has got some skill!
(As the BB finally reverses the leg lock, he kicks Brad forward. He rolls out the ring as Brad gathers himself for a minute and looks around. He catches the BB coming from the corner outside the ring. He runs and springboards over the top!)
Ringo: MY GOD! BRAD JUST TOOK OFF TO THE SKY! WHOS THE REAL BIRD HERE???
K: This guy is a risk taker!
(Brad gets the BB back on his feet and rolls him back into the ring. Brad walks around outside the ring as the BB gathers himself and tries to get to his feet. Brad slides back in quietly behind him
Ringo: PEOPLE NEED TO SHUT UP!
K: EVERYONES TRYING TO WARN THEIR HERO! MY GOD HE JUST CAUGHT A REVERSE DDT FROM BRAD HATHAWAY AND ITS BEEN ALL BRAD ALL NIGHT!
----[WHILE THEYRE DOWN
Im supposed to WIN. Brad:
BB: give your siggy now
(Brad gets him onto his back and locks his arms under his knees as he climbs on top of him. He simulates holding a knife and pounds on his chest)
Ive never seen that before!
K: It appears to be his simulating stabbing the Black Bird with a knife! This is
..well, just bizarre!
(The Black Bird is motionless as the crowd is now on their feet. Brad gets up and goes to the top rope and dives, landing it perfectly. He covers and gets the pin. He rolls out and grabs his bag and pulls out some zip ties and duck tape. He duct tapes the BBs mouth and zip ties his hands and feet.)
-----CUT BACKSTAGE ----
Brandon: This is some dark stuff
Edward: I thought the Bird was supposed to win tonight
-----CUT BACK RINGSIDE---
K: He has him like hes his hostage or something
(Brad then laughs as the crowd boos him and he walks out the ring)
Edward: Hes just going to leave him out there
(The two watch as Brad walks back up the ramp heading backstage. Brandon catches up wit him in the hallway getting water)
Brandon: What the hell man? The Bird was supposed to win thats what the scripts said.
Brad: Oh, not tonight. Last minute changes by the boss. The people totally bought my gimmick didnt
Brandon: Yeah, very dark dont you think?
Brad: Oh, you havent seen dark but you will my friend. You will. Next week I face you
(Brad walks off as Brandon watches)
----CUT TO BOSSS OFFICE---
(The camera cannot see the guys face)
Boss: Yeah I saw it Let it ride. The hero must fall every now and then. Very interesting gimmick. Im not sure yet what I saw there but Ill talk to the writers and see if thats a direction they want to go. Until then, let the guys wrestled. (hangs up phone).
------THE NEXT DAY-----
(Brad walks into the lockeroom and starts emptying his stuff into a bag. The Black Bird walks in
BB: Not bad man. A little dark but
Brad: Everyone is saying that. Do you want to be great or just entertaining?
BB: Just saying man, we got kids out there.
Brad: I know
.I dont care they paid to see something. They saw it. But Ill try to fit in a little better.
.you do that
(The Black Bird leaves as Brad walks out behind him to the bus. As he preps to get on the bus, cop cars come flying by with EMS behind them)
Woman at the Bus Stop: The news said they found a woman hanging with her hands cut off
Brad: Wow, that sucks. World gets crazier and crazier everyday. Hey, this bus is going to Texas right?
Woman: Yeah, didnt you wrestle last night?
Brad: Yeah, I was the creepy one.
Woman: (Snaps fingers) YEAHHHHH
.. We were talking about you
not bad, I liked it. It was different.
Brad: Well, Im a different guy.
(She smiles as they get on the bus as more EMS drive by