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  • toddmatthy

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    April 19, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Here is the plot to the first of my stories. Reply here or privately at todd.matthy@gmail.com.

    “Respect”

    By Todd Matthy

    PAGE ONE

    Crusher Christian walks into a VFW Hall. He is thinking about how the wrestling business has changed from when he broke in. He thinks about having to eat at different restaurants from his opponents or how if he lost a bar fight he’d be fired. He says today’s generation don’t have respect for the business. Like the man he’s wrestling tonight, Sleazy Steve.

    PAGE TWO

    Crusher thinks about Sleazy Steve and how he’s “exposing” the business with blatantly fake moves like his “pelvusplex.” Crusher says guys like him would be beaten out of the business in his day. “Hey Crusher,” Sleazy Steve calls and asks him to come into a room.

    PAGE THREE
    Crusher sits down at a card table with Steve and the matchmaker. Steve says that while he was angered by Crusher’s comments on Twitter about his pelvusplex, some of his comments were out of line. “In the end it led to this match,” Steve smiles. Crusher sits silently. Steve says that he and the booker have decided that he’ll go over Crusher and take the pelvusplex. Crusher groans but Steve goads him into it by saying Crusher always did what was “best for business.” Crusher nods and leaves, thinking that Steve wouldn’t know what’s best for business if it hit him in the face.

    PAGE FOUR
    Crusher changing in the locker room. Wrestlers look on wondering whether or not he’ll take the pelvusplex. He overhears Steve talking with a couple of wrestlers about a new Youtube video he’s making where he goes to “Wrestler’s Court” for “killing the business.” Crusher remembers that Wrestler’s Court was where wrestlers settled their differences so they could continue working together without problems. Crusher decides to teach Sleazy Steve a lesson, as he steps through the curtain for their match.

    PAGE FIVE
    Sleazy Steve and Crusher Christian lock up and trade moves. The referee whispers it’s time for them to “go home” so Steve puts Crusher’s hand in his crotch to set up the pelvusplex. Crusher doesn’t go for it. He crushes Steve’s crotch with his hand. “Time to learn respect…”

    PAGE SIX
    Crusher starts beating up Steve for real by throwing elbows, kicks, and trapping him in a sleeper hold. He lectures Steve about how this is what wrestling was really like back in his day. How he and Bruno wrestled until it was time for the finish. He tells Steve that if he wants to win he has to earn it…by any means necessary.

    PAGE SEVEN

    Sleazy Steve hits a low blow on Crusher and rolls him up into a cradle for the three count. Crusher tells him he has good instincts and if he wants to learn how to wrestle, he knows where to find him.

    PAGE EIGHT

    One Week Later: Sleazy Steve shows up at Crusher’s wrestling school. Crusher smiles. “Hope for you yet boy…”