Over the years, the people governing this godforsaken realm have all left a mark on the broken world that exists today.
You can see it through the destruction left in their wake.
Taste it in the whetted air this blackened void permeates.
With every inhalation comes a sweet hit of venomous perfume.
A foul, noxious flavour that rises from the depths and cuts through your lungs like a set of steak knives on a winter’s day.
Since its inception, the pit has been liable for some of the most virulent earthly acts fathomable.
Dreams have been shattered.
Families and friendships crushed beneath the strain of the burdens they have been forced to carry.
Buildings have been set ablaze and reduced to piles of cinder and ash, while men and women alike have fallen victim to its deadly grasp.
There have been those who have tried to rise against it; to break the vicious cycle and revolt against the corruption that has ensued within these cavernous walls.
Try as they might; they have all fallen by the wayside.
The pit itself functions on a hierarchy system, and it is well advised to know exactly where your place in that pecking order is.
There are no negotiations in the pit; no compromises.
You’re either in the front seat, driving the machine, or down in the doldrums doing the devil’s dirty work.
Save for one; everybody here does as they’re told.
Everyone answers to a higher power.
And yet they continue to flock.
Hordes of poor, trusting souls slithering before the glutinous cunt at the top of the chain, renouncing their rights and privileges over to him in return for the one thing they each covet most.
That is the snake pit known as Old School Wrestling.
One after the other, man has been allowed to pull the strings over this wretched company.
And you, Colin, are the worst of them all.
Under your rule, the bemused and bewildered have been rolled out in circus-like fashion and made to dance to the beat of your drums like a society of stuffed puppets.
Like the slaves to the system they’ve been bred to be.
You has deceived, scorned, and hung these people out to dry like one of your slabs of meat, haven’t you?
But that ends now.
Because you see, Butch, you’re but a man in a pit full of snakes, charming them with your potent pungi.
But I shall open their eyes and give the snakes back the freedom of choice that was taken from them by you.
I’ll extend my arm and they shall take my hand, freeing themselves from the hypnotic curse of man.
They will pledge their allegiance to me and I will do for them as those before me have failed to do.
I will pull them from the darkness and into the light.
They will slither to me.
And together the snakes will cut your head off.
Three final entries.
The way this works is extremely different. Tonight, we eliminate mercilessly until only one remains – the OSW Champion.
Those eliminated fifth and sixth respectively will walk away with Tag Team Championships.
Fourthwill capture the VHS Championship.
Thirdwill capture the Rewind Championship.
Second will capture the Double Feature Championship.
and the winner will be the OSW Champion.
Let’s get to it!
The sound of ‘Absolute Zero’ pours into the arena as pink, blue and yellow lights flash erratically across the entire building.
Zero steps out onto the entrance ramp, looking confident.
“Ooh hoo, I’m not afraid!
I’m giving into grievances again
You’re looking at an absolute zero
I’m not the Devil, but I won’t be your hero!”
He storms down the ramp towards the ring and rolls under the bottom rope, popping back to his feet.
The lights go down and the Slaughterhouse falls deafly quiet. A fire suddenly ignites at the head of the ramp, spitting burning embers which crackle and pop in the air, breaking the silence.
The first few guitar licks of ‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’ follow, prompting the arrival of Viper Roberts, who appears from behind the inferno carrying a wooden stave with a snake head carved on top.
He places the head into the fire, setting it alight, before slowly making his descension to the ring.
Sound the trumpets! Sound the xylophones! “The Benefit of Mr. Kite” screams through the speakers while the house lights are sabotaged by technicolor circles, which float elegantly across the crowd and ringside.
As Lennon takes the mic for the first verse, Mister Andy appears – jumping around in caffeinated excess while twirling a circus umbrella with colors that match the same colors as the floating circles. He waves towards the people, with a smile that says many things, as he makes his way to the squared circle.
As the bell sounds, there’s no carnage.
Everyone keeps to themselves, even Luke Storm who last night made a b-line for The Sandman. Everyone knows what this means.
Suddenly, it erupts.
The Sandman is attacked by Redwing and Monty Straight.
Zero and Darby Sorrow go at it.
Mister Andy is tackled by Viper.
Banzan and Storm throw dukes.
There’s an all out war happening before us.
The Sandman manages to drive a Headbutt into the skull of Straight, driving him backwards. Redwing keeps coming and receives the same treatment.
The OSW Champion storms out from the corner with a DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!
He quickly turns to see Banzan, LAUNCHING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
BUT BANZAN HOLDS ON!
Storm is then face to face with the monster once more.
They immediately start slugging it out.
But here comes Banzan.
The Mountain gets right into the action, slamming their heads together. As Storm stumbles backwards, Banzan rushes at Sandman, nailing him into the corner with a Shoulder Barge.
Viper meanwhile snatches Storm..
He gets all of it.
Darby Sorrow is on the top rope….
COFFIN DROP TO VIPER ROBERTS!
Banzan on the other hand is being clobbered by Sandman who slams down on his back, shot after shot, finding sending The Mountain to his knees.
He reaches out and launches Banzan over the top rope again!
BUT HE LANDS ON THE RING APRON!
Sandman rushes forward with a Clothesline but Banzan ducks.
ONLY HERE COMES ZERO!
FIREWALL TO BANZAN!
BANZAN IS OUT!
BANZAN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
The Mountain won’t be leaving with a Championship tonight.
Zero comes away from the elimination and ducks a Clothesline by Redwing…
PUNK CITY KILLER!!
He pops back to his feet just in time to see Monty Straight storming towards him.
BURNING HAMMER TO MONTY STRAIGHT!
He gets back up and here’s VIPER ROBERTS!
RIGHT ON THE GLASSES OF ZERO!
CLOTHESLINE OVER THE TOP ROPE!
ZERO HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
HE HANGS ON WITH HIS BIONIC ARM! HE CAN’T SEE BUT HE MANAGED TO HANG ON!
Viper starts slamming fists down on the bionic arm but he has no effect.
Mister Andy then comes from behind, DUMPING VIPER OVER THE TOP TOO!
IS HE OUT!?
VIPER LANDS ON THE APRON.
Suddenly, LUKE STORM LAUNCHES FORWARD…
SUPERKICK! SUPERKICK TO VIPER!
HE GRABS ONTO THE ARM OF ZERO, HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE! ZERO WHIPS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE, SENDING HIM ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING!
Luke comes again…
LIGHTNING STRIKE TO ZERO!
ZERO GRABS THE LEG AND FLIPS LUKE STORM RIGHT OVER! HOLY SHIT!
LUKE LANDS ON HIS FEET!
FROM BEHIND COMES MISTER ANDY!
SUPERFINE TURBINE BLAST!
GORE TO THE BACK OF LUKE STORM!
ZERO GETS BACK INTO THE RING!
Darby Sorrow comes in, grabbing Andy and TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
HAS MISTER ANDY BEEN ELIMINATED!?
HE LANDS ON THE APRON!
Luke Storm is back to his feet and…
STUNNER TO DARBY SORROW! STUNNER TO SORROW!
The Stormbringer turns around to see THE SANDMAN LOOMING OVER HIM!
The Sandman grabs him and LAUNCHES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
OH MY GOD!
THE SANDMAN ELIMINATES LUKE STORM!
LUKE STORM HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
We’re down to the final SEVEN, folks!
ONE MORE ELIMINATION AND WE’RE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SELECT!
Mister Andy lingers on the apron as Viper Roberts rushes towards him, only he gets HUNG UP on the top rope and Andy gets back inside the ring.
Who the hell is going out next?
Andy turns to see DARBY SORROW ON THE TOP ROPE!
HE HAS HIS BACK TO HIM…
MISTER ANDY RUNS FORWARD, LEAPS UP AND PUSHES SORROW OVER THE TOP!
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!
DARBY SORROW FLIES OFF INTO THE CROWD!
DARBY SORROW HAS BEEN ELIMINATED! MISTER ANDY HAS ELIMINATED DARBY SORROW!
THAT IT IS…
WE’RE DOWN TO THE CHAMPION SELECT
THESE SIX ARE YOUR NEW OLD SCHOOL WRESTLING CHAMPIONS BUT WHO’S WALKING AWAY WITH WHAT PIECE OF GOLD!?
With that elimination, everyone in the ring stands aside, watching as the referee now makes it clear that this is it. WRESTLE HEROES has all come down to this.
These six will now start being eliminated and as they are, they will walk away with Championship belts as well.
And it’s on.
Redwing rushes Andy, slamming him backwards into the corner. “I know who you are,” he growls, being Headbutted backwards. Andy storms out with a Clothesline that takes him down.
Monty Straight meanwhile gets scooped up by Zero and tossed up into the air, planted with an BIONIC UPPERCUT as he falls.
Viper Roberts is making his presence known because in his first ever match, he’s leaving with a Championship. He goes after The Sandman, only the OSW Champion drops him with a Big Boot.
Sandman walks over to the fight between Zero and Straight, pulling Zero away and TOSSING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
ZERO LANDS AGAIN ON THE APRON.
Straight is groggily back to his feet, watching as Zero runs at him…
RIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE!
BUT THE GAMESHOW HOST LANDS ON THE APRON!
We now have Zero on one apron and Straight on the other.
Viper Roberts grabs Redwing, LAUNCHING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE TOO!
NOW REDWING OCCUPIES HIS OWN APRON!
BUT HE TURNS AROUND TO SEE MISTER ANDY, WHO THEN DUMPS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
FOUR MEN ARE ON RING APRONS….
THAT LEAVES SANDMAN AND ANDY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Sandman runs towards Straight.
Mister Andy runs towards Redwing.
BIG BOOT TO STRAIGHT.
BIG BOOT TO REDWING!
BOTH TUMBLE OFF THE APRON TO THE OUTSIDE!
WE HAVE NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! MONTY STRAIGHT AND REDWING HAS BEEN ELIMINATED, ALMOST CONSECUTIVELY, WITH MONTY HITTING FIRST!
We’re down to four!
AND VIPER ROBERTS!
Our four Singles Championships are about to be decided. It could be anyone walking away with any piece of gold.
Each of them are now back inside the ring.
Mister Andy rushes towards Zero but finds a Big Boot waiting for him.
Likewise, The Viper runs into a double handed choke by The Sandman, who lifts him up and looks set to dump him over the top rope.
Only Zero turns around and The Viper is tossed at him instead.
They both hit the deck with a thud. The Sandman and Mister Andy are now left. They worked together a few moments ago but now they lock up.
Sandman takes him into a Side Headlock but is pushed out into the ropes.
He comes back, nailing a Clothesline that drops Andy.
Zero is back in the action and as Sandman turns around…
HANDSTAND ON THE BIONIC ARM…
HEAD SCISSOR TAKE DOWN!
THE SANDMAN FLIES OVER THE TOP ROPE!
OH MY GOD!
ZERO HAS ELIMINATED THE SANDMAN!
HE LANDS ON THE RING APRON!
He quickly backs up, running towards him…
HAND AROUND THE THROAT..
CHOKESLAM FROM THE RING APRON TO THE FLOOR!
CHOKESLAM! CHOKESLAM! CHOKESLAM!
ZERO HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
That leaves three!
BUT HERE COMES ANDY BEFORE THE SANDMAN CAN RE-ENTER THE RING!
SUPERFINE TURBINE BLAST!
SANDMAN SIDE STEPS AND ANDY COMES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!
HE’S HALF IN, HALF OUT!
KNEE TO THE FACE BY THE SANDMAN!
HERE COMES VIPER FROM BEHIND!
Roberts pulls Andy out and RUNS HIM STRAIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE ACROSS THE RING!
MISTER ANDY HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
This is it.
This is the end of Wrestle Heroes.
The final two competitors are Viper Roberts and The Sandman.
One of these will walk away with the Double Feature Championship and the other will leave with the OSW Championship!
Sandman barely has time to react before Viper comes barrelling back across the ring at him, but react he does.
He lunges forward, knocking him down with a Headbutt.
He steps back over the top rope and pulls Roberts back to his feet.
END OF DAYS!
He gets him back to his feet and tries to run him over the top rope, only Roberts side steps, spins and sends The Sandman instead!
HE’S BACK IN THAT PERILOUS POSITION ONCE MORE!
Viper kicks away at him through the ropes, trying to eliminate him.
But The Dream Demon paws him away with a vile rake to the eyes.
He gets back into the ring to see Roberts coming again…
VIPER DUCKS A BOOT…
Roberts gets back to his feet and demands that The Sandman rise.
It doesn’t take long before he gets his wish.
Viper pulls him close..
ODE TO THE SNAKE!
HE DRIVES HIM INTO THE CANVAS!
THIS IS IT…. VIPER ROBERTS IS GOING TO DO IT…
HE PULLS THE DREAM DEMON UP AND TOSSES HIM FINALLY OVER THE TOP ROPE!
BUT THE LIGHTS GO OUT!
THE LIGHTS GO OUT!
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!?
WAS THE SANDMAN ELIMINATED OR NOT!?
THE LIGHTS ARE BACK…
AND THERE’S THE SANDMAN STANDING BEHIND VIPER ROBERTS!!
HE GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND RUNS HIM STRAIGHT OVER THE TOP FUCKING ROPE!
THE SANDMAN RETAINS! THE SANDMAN RETAINS!
No-one can believe it!
The Sandman has retained his OSW Championship.
Twenty-one entries couldn’t topple him.
Five Champions couldn’t defeat him.
The Sandman outlasts twenty six other competitors here tonight to do the unthinkable and retain the Championship that he invaded on Luke Storm to win at Red Snow.
The referee hands him his title and he vanishes.
He just disappears before our eyes.
Wrestle Heroes has finally come to an end. What a seven-night spectacular this has been.
The Sandman, Viper Roberts, Mister Andy, Zero, Redwing and Monty Straight are your OSW Champions as Season IV officially begins.