Event: ReVival 28
Event Date: 05/19/2023
Jiles gets to his feet when suddenly the lights dim and then afterwards they completely shut off.
Nick Stuart: What do we have going on here!?
Richard Parker: Hopefully cutting to commercial early so we don’t see this idiot celebrate any further.
The lights remain off for some time, to the point where Jiles shouts to the backstage, rattled his victory celebration has been thrown off television.
Finally, the video board jumps to a white screen. This is followed by a modified voice over.
Modified Voice Over: What is a HERO?
Richard Parker: Great, not this shit again.
Modified Voice Over: Webster’s Dictionary defines a HERO as a mythological or legendary figure, often of divine descent, endowed with great strength or ability. An illustrious warrior. A person admired for achievements, and noble qualities. One who shows great courage.
By now, Jiles is overtly scoffing. He wants nothing to do with this and he’s about to exit- but the voice over won’t stop talking.
Modified Voice Over: It is also defined as the principal character in a literary or dramatic work.
The video screen runs through a number of comic book pages showing various heroes fighting off villains. Most of the images are of well known superheroes at war with their enemies, like Batman and Joker, Superman and Lex Luthor and so on.
Jiles looks like he’s going to vomit. He gives the middle finger to the LCD screen upon attempting to exit the ring, when the video turns off and the entire arena is dark again.
Richard Parker: The only thing I like about this is it has saved us from seeing a delighted Jiles post-match.
Some of the fans weakly light up the arena with their phones, showing Jiles hasn’t left the squared circle yet, likely because he can barely see.
The LCD screen flicks back on with a word.
Modified Voice Over: We have defined the hero. Now, what is a villain? Webster’s Dictionary…
The voice trails.
Modified Voice Over: Is no longer required! You’re looking at THE definition of a villain inside this very ring.
A spotlight shines down upon Jiles. Again, he doesn’t want to entertain this stupidity but he also can’t go anywhere. Despite now technically being able to see his surroundings, the bright spotlight shining down on him has created a temporary and extremely painful flash blindness. He’s more pissed than before.
The word COMICON vanishes from the screen.
Modified Voice Over: This villain has cast CHAOS across PRIME and he needs to be stopped by any means possible! Fans of PRIME from near and far, have no fear because I am here to stop him! And I am here to stop him… RIGHT NOW.
Richard Parker: Right now, now?
The screen shows a new saying.
The Clown Prince of Crime
The Clown Prince of Crime
The Clown Prince of Crime
The Clown Prince of…
The Clown Prince of PRIME
Richard Parker: What the hell is happening!? Show yourself!
Another entirely black screen appears. Until, finally, the word COMICON resurfaces.
Nick Stuart: What!?
The crowd is in a roar because some of them likely know what this means. Suddenly, the lights from all around the arena start flickering on and off at a rapid speed. Some of the crowd that knows, that really knows, even begin another chant.
C O N O R F U S E
The theme from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Han Zimmer’s “Is She With You?” blares over the PA. Most of the fans cheer, as a lift rises from underneath the rampway, revealing a man in a purple trench coat with his head lowered. Purple and black pyro EXPLODES from behind him and then he lifts his head, with a smirk across his pale skinned, baby looking face.
Nick Stuart: It is true! He is here! That’s two-time HOW World Champion Conor Fuse! Also a former Tag Team Champion in DEFIANCE and one of the very best in this industry!
Richard Parker: He looks like an idiot to me…
The crowd that knows who is standing there at the center of the PRIME ramp begin cheering in !RANK chants as Cancer Jiles is now throwing a massive fit inside the ring. Conor clearly can’t hold back his wide-ass smile.
Nick Stuart: The Video Game Kid has arrived!
Richard Parker: Video games!? I thought we were talking about comic books!? Wait, all of this sounds so pathetic!
The high flying, speedy risk taker named Conor Fuse takes a step forward and raises his hands to more cheers from the crowd, as comic book pages once again fall from the rafters throughout the arena. The scene quickly switches to show there are a number of people in Riddler-like masks running around on the catwalks and throwing over ripped comic book prints.
The former world champion walks to the front of the rampway as a page falls right before his feet. He spins around with joy as the arena is rained down upon by the magic of pen and paper.
Fuse pauses, looks down and picks up the closest page. His face studies the images rather quickly, but he is clearly going through panel-by-panel, almost as if he has dove deep into the splash and is vicariously living whatever is in front of his eyes. Once finished, he closes his eyes to remember a lasting picture and then glances over to Jiles with a wink. Conor throws the page to the ground and skips a frolic, carefree hop down to ringside in a purposeful, childlike way.
Jiles, meanwhile, is still irate. Once Conor gets to the bottom of the rampway, Fuse raises his arms. The comic book pages stop falling from the rafters, Fuse’s theme song comes to a close and the only thing left are the sounds of the crowd.
The newly dubbed Clown Prince of PRIME pushes back his purple comic book inspired trench coat to reveal he is sporting purple tights with comic splashes throughout (combine with Adam West Batman inspired ‘BANG’, ‘BOOM’, ‘WHACK’ splashes) and a t-shirt with white lettering saying COMICONOR.
Fuse reveals a microphone. He turns to the crowd and although they don’t die down immediately, he waits them out. Then it’s onto business.
Conor Fuse: I don’t wanna drag this on any longer, I tend to be long winded to begin with.
He smirks while trying to hold back a giggle.
Richard Parker: Great.
Conor Fuse: Sooooo HELLO, PRIME, HELLO!
There are certainly cheers, although a few boos also reside, likely because of the companies Conor represents or maybe due to the obnoxiousness of this facade he’s put on for numerous weeks, and now he takes the brunt of the aftermath.
Conor Fuse: Sometimes I forget to formally introduce myself. For those who don’t know me, my name is Conor. Gamer. Wrestler. Friend. Ultimate cool guy. Funny, silly, clever. I’m a whole bucket of decent but don’t get me wrong, I’m a down to earth dude, too.
Meanwhile, Cancer Jiles is going to blow an absolute fucking gastket in the middle of the ring. This is likely why Conor remains on the outside.
Conor Fuse: So people are like, “hey Conor, we know you love video games” and I’m like “yeah I totally do, big Nintendo fan and deeply in love with Tears of the Kingdom already”. Fun fact for ya, I beat the game last night. Pulled out a 48-hour straight marathon LOL but okay back to my point. It’s like “yeah I love video games” but I also really enjoy comic books, too. No one ever talks about that, eh. They think I’m a one-trick pony but I also love wrestling. I’m kinda a fun little n00b if you think about it.
Richard Parker: I would say he’s definitely something…
Nick Stuart: Be nice. It looks like he’s here FOR Cancer Jiles.
Richard Parker: So I have to rest my hopes on this dumbass?
Conor takes a moment to catch his breath from rambling on.
Conor Fuse: Anyway, PRIME is a pretty sick gig. I love what Lindsay has done with the place and I would’ve joined for good months or even a year ago but, I digress, I’m kinda tied up in DEFIANCE and HOW ATM.
Richard Parker: Did he SAY A.T.M.?
Conor Fuse: Yeah, yeah, I got those commitments, we all do.
The happy, energetic gamer stops, takes a deep breath and then lets it hang.
Conor Fuse: In the end, those are excuses because I’m here… FOR YOU.
Conor points directly at Jiles until Fuse puts an arm up.
Conor Fuse: Okay, you need to fucking chill. Hold on a second.
Conor digs into his jacket and reveals a number of letters in faded purple envelopes. He licks his left index finger and then starts filing through. The nearby camera picks up what’s written at the front of the letters. They look eerily similar to the “TO THE BATMAN” letters The Riddle wrote in the most recent Batman movie. While Conor rifles through some of the letters, the lens picks up who they are addressed for.
TO GIANT RUSSIAN MAN
Conor stops and blushes at the last entry his eyes have landed on.
Conor Fuse: Oops, how’d that one get in here?
Without a second thought, Conor merely discards the last letter to the ground, files through a couple more until he arrives at the one he wants.
TO BAD MATT
Conor Fuse: Ah, here it is.
TO THE EGGMAN
Conor slowly approaches the apron. He places the letter on the canvas and slides it underneath the ropes, as the letter stops right at the soles of Jiles’ feet. A perfect touch if Conor would say so. The COOL does not bend down to take it, he spits on it instead.
Conor Fuse: Dude, WTF. Why are you so pissed? Additional fact, I love wrestling MOAR than video games and comic books combine so I’m pretty fucking in tune to what’s going on in this system. Fine, if you’re gonna be a dbag, I’ll tell you what I want. And it’s why I’m not going into the ring right now, either. I’d love nothing more than to pump your trash panda face in but there’s a time and a place.
Conor shakes his head towards his enemy.
Conor Fuse: For those who don’t know… I attribute a lot of my main event success to the man standing in the middle of the ring. He is a fine villain of the highest caliber when he WANTS to be. The key is WANTS, my friends. And when he’s not motivated, when he doesn’t give AF… well… then he loses to straight up NPCs like that love-minded simp.
Fuse shivers at the thought of it.
Conor Fuse: But Joker NEEDS Batman in order to be the best villain possible and this EGG guy, when he’s given a real challenge, ohhh he can go.
Conor starts nodding with intensity.
Conor Fuse: I want you to bring everything you’ve got, I DEMAND it. Jiles, I have traveled too far and set up far too much to be brushed off. YOU fled High Octane Wrestling and left me alone, without a bitter rival. I need you, buddy. That’s why I’m here. But this IS a two way street. Because I can help you, just like you can help… me.
Fuse is really feeling it. He speaks with a sense of conviction and playfulness wrapped into one.
Conor Fuse: For the past several weeks, I’ve heard you complain endlessly about how you want main event matches over and over. Well with all due respect to your recent opponents…
Conor directs a thumb into himself.
Conor Fuse: I’m the Last Level Legend. And now, on top of this, I have crowned myself the Clown Prince of PRIME – since you took the Bounty Hunter mantra a while ago. Dammit Canc, I really wanted that nickname.
Fuse shakes his head, trying to keep his ADHD on the straight and narrow.
Conor Fuse: I digress, I digress, I digress. I can give you exactly what you want. I might be busy in other organizations but I’m still up for a good old comic book CROSSOVER. How does PWA 2 sound?
Nick Stuart: Huge challenge laid out!
Conor Fuse: You wanna make it back to the TOP? Bro, the path is set. COMICONOR got you!
The crowd supports the challenge and continues cheering for Fuse.
Conor Fuse: I will now be off, before this segment becomes hilariously too long like so many Cancer Jiles moments before them.
Richard Parker: I’m afraid it already has.
Hans Zimmer’s Batman v. Superman theme plays as Conor Fuse marches up the ramp. He slaps hands with fans, while Jiles remains beside himself inside the squared circle.
Nick Stuart: A massive reveal! Conor has laid out a challenge for Fuse vs. Jiles at PWA2 but Cancer is none too happy. We’ve gotta go to commercial break but this night is already off to a hot start!
Richard Parker: If this is the best HOW has sent us, I’d really question working with them in the future.
Fade to commercial.