...One More Time Sept 11, 2012 6:19:33 GMT -5
Post by The Polar Phantasm on Sept 11, 2012 6:19:33 GMT -5
[Scene: Pantheon-One (somewhere above the United States); more specifically, the spacious passenger cabin. In their Gulfstream, gifted to them by 'the Living Legend' Bobby Cairo, the Unstable Elements head back to America from their honeymoon in Japan... Nightmare is wearing a pink t-shirt with a rather excited looking cartoon grape on it (purchased in Tokyo) and is sitting on a cushioned bench seat. Polar lays across her lap wearing a 'Spoiler Alert: Fly wins at the end' t-shirt. Both of them seem a bit worn out.]
Phantasm: Back to work.
Nightmare: Hey, at least we got in a warm-up before going back to WCF... not that it did us much good, per se, but we got one.
Phantasm: I'm still sore from it. And everything else, really.
Nightmare: Oh, hush- you were the one who wanted to work a match in Japan.
Phantasm: ..it was fun, though, wasn't it?
Nightmare: Yeah, it sure was. Man, I thought the GEW Arena crowd was into it... I've never heard an audience cheer for a match like that in my whole life. It was nice of RAW to let us play the faces...
Phantasm: Heh. 'Righteous Assault Wrestling'... I loved it too. At least we know there's a reasonable facsimile GEW waiting for us in Japan if we ever go back.
Nightmare: You mean when we go back, right? I bet the rest of Pantheon would have at least as much fun over there as we did...
[The plane lilts to one side, visibly tilting both man and woman in its wake.]
Nightmare: ...Cam, where are we heading? I thought we were going back to Reading.
[He whistles happily.]
Nightmare: Polar... are you holdin' out on me for some reason?
[She slugs him in the gut. He winces, clutching his stomach.]
Phantasm: Alright, alright- I give! Ow, shit, baby... well, WCF's got no show this week so most everyone's visiting GEW. I talked to Lucien, and he's working the show as backstage correspondent... apparently it's 'Shoot to Thrill', a big cross-promotional event. It'll be simulcast live on the Internet and everything.
Nightmare: WCF in GEW? That's... holy shit, that's big. That means...
Phantasm: Yep. We're headed to New Orleans, baby. Good ol' Antarctica awaits. I'm sure my parents'll love to see you.
[She grabs his face.]
Nightmare: Us, baby. Your parents will love to see us.
Phantasm: Eh, whatever.
Nightmare: With the whole WCF roster coming down, that means I might get to take down von Liebert once and for all in the comforts of our old home, baby! This calls for celebration!
[She gets up, dropping Polar's head to the bench seat roughly.]
Phantasm: Ow! Damnit, Crystal... take it easy! With me and the drinking! *muttered* It's not like we've got a week off or anything-
[She stops mid-motion, in the middle of uncorking a bottle of champagne.]
Nightmare: ...wait, so we're not off until Shoot to Thrill?
[He rolls his eyes.]
Phantasm: I was going to surprise you, but... no, there's one GEW show between now and Shoot to Thrill, and I got us on it.
Nightmare: Tag match? Against who, the Mothership? Egomaniacs? British Invasion? Urban Decay? I hate those pieces of-
Phantasm: ...not a tag match. I figured since you got me a match for a wedding present, I'd do the same for you... in fact, I got you the one match you've wanted since we met.
[She forcefully crams the bottle back into its ice bucket.]
Nightmare: Does that mean what I think it means?
[Bracing himself for impact, the Polar Phantasm nods his head. With that, his wife flies at him much as she would an in-ring opponent, knocking him flat as she covers him.]
Nightmare: In that case, we should get the thank-you out of the way now just in case...
[Struggling for air, he eeks out a response.]
Phantasm: ...in case of what?
Nightmare: In case I break you into little pieces, baby. Now, off with the pants.
[In spite of the situation, he can't help but laugh at his wife's reaction.]
Phantasm: I love your crazy ass. Hey, wait a second- I like these jeans!
"Almost everyday you fall
Upon my waking eyes,
Inviting and inciting me to rise.
And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning...
And no one sings me lullabyes
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky...." -Pink Floyd, Echoes
"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other." -Philip Guedalla
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” -Frederich Nietzsche
[Once upon a time, there was a girl named Red and a boy named Blue... both were very lonely people for very different reasons. Through the intervention of a few friends, Blue was brought back to his old playground, where he met Red... and together, he and she played the same old games he'd always played there. This time, however, it felt very different. Yes, Blue and Red fought that day, and fought urgently... but something happened to them during their fight that would change their lives forever. They fell in love. It would take a great darkness to tear their relationship apart, and even then only temporarily... through all that had happened to them (not the least of which being growing up) the two found each other once more and decided to pick up right where they left off...]
[...or in this case, right where it all started. Though 'Red' has become 'Black' and 'Blue' has become 'White'... though Nightmare has become much darker in appearance (but lighter in mood?) and Kid Phantasm has become Polar (love the hair, bro)... though they are now married adults, they are still the same two kids who met that day 'on the playground'. On their return from their grand honeymoon adventure, Phantasm seeks to take his bride back to where it all started - to the hallowed halls of the Global Extreme Wrestling Arena... and the rematch of the day they met. Tonight on GEW TV, it's the battle of the Unstable Elements! Tonight, it's Phantasm vs. Nightmare... one more time.]
The Wrestling Championship Federation proudly presents: Reboot, Part Four:
POLAR PHANTASM #1: "...One More Time"
[Scene: GEW Arena (Marrero, Louisiana); more specifically, the announcer's booth. Boomer Brown, the voice of Global Extreme Wrestling, stands before a giant banner reading 'WCF/GEW SHOOT TO THRILL 2012' while wearing a headset. He seems overly excited, both in body language and in voice inflection.]
Boomer Brown: Fans, we're one week away from Shoot to Thrill... the superstars of the Wrestling Championship Federation will be joining us for nothing short of the biggest show in this promotion's history! Before we get to running down the line-up, we've got one or two matches from this week's GEW Arena show to get to... and as a very special treat, we've got highlights from a match in Japan! Our friends at the 'Righteous Assault Wrestling' promotion in Tokyo have sent this over... it's former GEW and current WCF superstars the Unstable Elements in tag-team action against RAW's team of Fuji and Ohta, the 'Killer Machines'!
[Static... and then, a strange arena.]
[Scene: Righteous Assault Wrestling (Tokyo, Japan). Two Japanese men stand to one side of the ring, one standing on the second rope making hurtful gestures at the crowd while the other pulls at the top rope anxiously. As Faith No More's "From Out of Nowhere" plays in the background, we see the Unstable Elements slide into the ring... Polar politely bows to the Japanese crowd as Nightmare pushes a fist triumphantly to the sky. The crowd roars in applause for the visiting dignitaries. In the background we can hear a Japanese ring announcer - graphics appear on the screen reading '169cm 72kg NIGHTMARE' and '204cm 106kg POLAR PHANTASM'.]
Boomer Brown: As you could guess from this video, we haven't had a chance to translate any of this, so I'll do my best - to the left side of the screen in the matching silver outfits are the team of Masato Fuji and Shoichi Ohta, RAW's 'Killer Machines'... and on your right, of course, are the newly-married tag team of the Unstable Elements!
[As the announcer booms 'UNSTABLE ELEMENTS' in phoenetic English, Polar and Nightmare give a rather raucous high-five.]
Boomer Brown: There's the bell- it looks like we'll have Fuji and Nightmare starting us off here... Ohta and Fuji both weigh in at about 180lbs, so either would be a fairly even match for Nightmare in size... fortunately for her, Polar's got about sixty pounds on either- Fuji wastes no time going for the knees with a low dropkick! Looking for a single-leg takedown here maybe, but Nightmare's not biting... kick right to the face of Masato Fuji... and an inverted rolling neck-snap by the Lady of Rage! Apparently the time out of wrestling just gave Nightmare a chance to bone up on her technique- and she'll need it against these two! Fuji and Nightmare lock up here... arm-wringer on Fuji... he flips through, and Nightmare goes down with an armdrag takeover!
Boomer Brown: Irish whip... Nightmare dodges the dropkick... there's the Fist of Rage, that jumping punch to the cranium... INVERTED DDT! And there's the tag to the Polar Phantasm! Shoichi Ohta is in a world of trouble now- he and his partner had their hands full with the Lady of Rage, but here comes the Icy Manipulator himself! Dropkick by the Phantasm on Ohta... Fuji's coming in the ring now, probably because- PYROCLASM! Double-team russian legsweep by the 'Elements- and now Fuji tosses Nightmare through the ropes by her hair! ...did he just spit on her? Oh no- Oh no! Phantasm's taking them both on now- there's a punch for Ohta, and one for Fuji... wind-up and... Polar gets cut off by an elbow smash from Ohta... ROARING ELBOW FROM FUJI! Cover- 1...2...Polar kicks out at 2!
Boomer Brown: Fuji whips the Phantasm in... handspring elbow connects... Ohta with a head of steam... Polar moves! Bulldog on Fuji... NIGHTMARE FROM UP TOP- DISINTEGRATOR! That top rope spinning heel kick connected- cover on Ohta! 1...2...no! It'll take more than that to put away the Killer Machines, apparently... Phantasm lifts Fuji for a suplex, Fuji flips behind- waistlock, Phantasm with a back elbow... standing switch... and there's a german suplex that takes Fuji right out of his shoes! No bridge, all impact! Fuji rolls out of the ring, meeting up with Ohta to discuss strategy... but look at this! FLIGHT OF THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS! Suicide dives in stereo!
Boomer Brown: Shuffle sidekick from Fuji takes Nightmare off the apron and almost into the front row... and Ohta slides in a table! That ain't no pressboard table, American wrestling fans- everything's stiffer over there, even the furniture! Polar's back up now, but on shaky legs... Ohta catches him, side slam by Shoichi Ohta... and now the Killer Machines are looking to put the Unstable Elements down here in Tokyo, Japan! Table's upright in one corner now... double team irish whip by the Machines... Phantasm ducks the double clothesline, sliding to stop his momentum... rising clothesline takes down Ohta... SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE BY NIGHTMARE! Shoichi Ohta and Masato Fuji have had the tables turned on them here, perhaps literally in a few moments! Phantasm's got Ohta hooked up for the Ice Cap, that should do it... wait, yes! DOUBLE TEAM FISHERMAN BUSTER- they call that Absolute Zero, fans! The Unstable Elements may have it won here! Polar goes for the cover- Fuji breaks it up at one! Ducks Nightmare's spin kick.. oh, low blow on the Lady of Rage... and a leg sweep to boot! Nightmare's down, now Polar and Fuji are going at it-
Boomer Brown: Both legs caught in two separate single-leg crabs here- the Killer Machines have seriously grounded the Phantasm here! Nightmare off the ropes with a dropkick, but it doesn't seem to faze Ohta- these two are barrel-chested warriors, it'll take more than that to stop them! ...well that'll do it- Face Eraser from Nightmare takes Ohta off the Phantasm's left leg, and convinces Fuji to break the hold on Polar's right- now we've got Fuji and- THERE'S THAT SPIKE! Nightmare keeps that spike in her boot, and Masato Fuji just caught it in the ankle- and a leg sweep as payback for earlier!
Boomer Brown: Ohta's laid out on the table... fans, this match has been epic back and forth for nearly 25 minutes, but this looks to be the end for the Killer Machines- Nightmare's up top, Phantasm's got Fuji in a gut-wrench... OH MY GOD! Gut-wrench powerbomb with a top-rope spinning heel kick for assistance, onto- but not through- a table covered in your partner? JESUS! Fuji rolls around in agony, that probably broke a rib or two- Nightmare with a lateral press! 1...2...it's over.
[The ring announcer booms out once more in Japanese... the only part we can make out is 'UNSTABLE ELEMENTS'.]
Boomer Brown: It damn near killed them in one or two parts, but the Unstable Elements have achieved a victory in their international debut! Congratulations, you two- you do GEW proud.
[Static... and then, the familiar sight of Boomer Brown in the announcer's booth of the GEW Arena returns to view.]
Boomer Brown: Without a doubt, the Unstable Elements are back and as dangerous as ever if not moreso- as an added bonus, we'll see them in live action tonight here from the GEW Arena! The question remains, what role will Nightmare and the Polar Phantasm play next week at Shoot to Thrill? We've got quite a lineup for the show already... just listen to this card! Stuart "Scoutmaster" Slane one-on-one with the Vixen of Violence, Ophelia Pain, with the WCF Internet Title on the line! WCF United States Champion 'The Mack' Steve Orbit - who GEW fans might remember from a few months ago, when he demolished the British Invasion and Reptile in six-man action alongside the Mothership Connection - will be going up against former WCF World Champion and GEW fan favorite "the Hellbilly" Waylon Cash! Andy Warhawk returns to GEW alongside New Orleans native Zombie McMorris and the monstrous Famine of the Vile... in a NINE-MAN THREE-WAY DANCE against the 'Prophecy' team of Hank 'Thunder' Lane and the former WCF Tag Champs Tek and Steeltoe Joe AND L.A. Kief, Ryan Pugh and New Orleans native Johnny Stylez of the Misfits! We've got a Taipei Deathmatch between "The Hell Raiser" Synn and "The Iowan Massacre" Joel Hall - don't miss that one - as well as a quote-unquote mixed tag team match to end all mixed tag matches! WCF People's Champion Frank Venable will be tagging up with one of the most interesting competitors in WCF's history, "Sarah Twilight" - who you longtime WCF fans may recognize as Logan in a red wig - against...
[Boomer holds up both hands in caution]
Boomer: All apologies to the Unstable Elements, here... the most dangerous couple in tag-team wrestling today... Kira Sakazaki and Sado Shinoda! It's not just a mixed-tag war, it's an international incident! WCF tag team the 8th Wonder look to score their first win against former GEW Tag Team Champions the British Invasion in what promises to be an interesting meeting... WCF Television Champion Eric Price has been unstoppable as of late, but that might all change as he defends his title in the most dangerous match of his career! The crafty Price goes up against powerhouse "Sultan of Smooth" Tommy Kain AND speedster "Rising Star" Kale Windsor... it's a three-way dance for the WCF TV title! And last, but certainly not least... the 'God of Insanity' himself, that monster Oblivion, goes one on one with IWF superstar and WCF Hall of Famer 'the Human Horror Show' Corey Black in our main event- fans, I urge you if you can to make it to New Orleans for Shoot to Thrill, as it will blow the DOORS off this place! If you can't make it to the GEW Arena for this event you're not out of luck... thanks to our friends at the Wrestling Championship Federation, Shoot to Thrill will be 'cybercast' live on WCF.com! All hail the great Seth Lerch. We'll be back after these messages with Captain Canada and El Spectacular taking on Fatboy and 420 of Urban Decay... do not adjust your sets, you're watching Global Extreme Wrestling!
[Scene: GEW Arena (Marrero, Louisiana); more specifically, backstage. Polar and Nightmare walk into the GEW locker room to a chorus of hoots and whistles. A young man with spiked hair shouts above the din.]
Michael Dugas: Damn, what happened to you two? Y'all look like extras from a Tim Burton flick.
[There is a round of laughter. Cornelius Casanova comes over and clutches Polar's hand, quickly embracing his old friend.]
Cornelius: Fuckin' Phantasm. Good to see you, man- don't listen to these haters, y'all lookin' tight. So what, they sent y'all down here a week early for the big show? Tryin' to get that hype up?
[From behind Cornelius comes the voice of his tag team partner, the 'Emerald Prince' Danny Darwin:]
Prince: Motherfuckers didn't even book us on that shit. That's aight though... I got somethin' for their asses. Somethin' reeeal special.
[Both Nightmare and Polar look past Cornelius to the Prince with surprise... then Polar looks back to Cornelius with one eyebrow raised.]
Phantasm: They didn't book the Mothership for Shoot to Thrill? That's fucked up, man.
Nightmare: Yeah, I thought you two would at least be defending the Tag Titles-
Cornelius: So did we. What, y'all want a shot? Me an' the Prince ain't scared of your haircuts, not a damn bit.
[They laugh as the GEW locker room breathes a sigh of relief... Nightmare is not famous in these parts for her sense of humor, after all.]
Phantasm: Nah, we got somethin' else planned. Who's up right now?
[The locker room doors open and we see a chubby white guy in a lucha libre mask limp in, followed closely by a man in a 'Toronto Maple Leafs' shirt wearing a hockey mask.]
Nightmare: I'm guessing the Captain and ol' El Spectacular just got their asses kicked.
Cornelius: Yeah, ain't nothin' changed but the time. So what y'all up to?
[Nightmare looks to her husband, squinting her eyes into sharpened daggers... he looks to her with a laugh. He turns back to his old friend Cornelius Casanova and gives a curt smile.]
Phantasm: Can't you tell? We're finally having our rematch.
[The Funkiest Brother Alive gives a smile that says it all... but in case it somehow didn't, he adds a few words anyhow.]
Cornelius: Damn Kid, thought you already tamed that savage beast.
[She turns the 'daggers' on the young 'player'.]
Nightmare: HEY- his name's Polar. Show some respect or we'll make you eat that tag belt.
[As the Prince stands, ready to leap to his partner's aid, Cornelius holds one hand behind him in caution.]
Cornelius: Shit, I stand corrected. Go 'head, Polar... an' you too, girl.
Phantasm: See y'all in a few.
[...and then the locker room door closes behind the Unstable Elements, one leading the other to their shared appointment. Turning to his tag partner, Cornelius shakes his head and smiles.]
Cornelius: There go the bravest man I ever met.
[Scene: GEW Arena (Marrero, Louisiana); more specifically, the Arena proper. The arena is packed to the rafters with fans; at least 1500 of them crowd the multipurpose auditorium, and their combined shouts shake the very foundation of the concrete structure. The voice of Global Extreme Wrestling, Boomer Brown, is standing in the ring holding a microphone. As he lifts the microphone to speak, the crowd's cheers and whistles seem to grow louder.]
Boomer Brown: Hello everyone, and welcome once again to Global Extreme Wrestling!
[As if on cue, the crowd breaks into a massive 'GEW' chant.]
Boomer: We are just eight days away from WCF and GEW's Shoot to Thrill 2012, the most massive and meaningful event in our company's history, and-
[The lights in the auditorium go out... "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones hits the PA as the crowd goes crazy.]
Boomer: What the hell...? I'm supposed to be introducing our special guests, and I'm guessing that-
[The lights come back on, and when they do we can see Nightmare standing on the ring apron facing the crowd. The crowd goes absolutely insane. Boomer hesitates for a minute to let the Lady of Rage soak up her welcome... as she ducks the top rope and climbs into the ring, he slowly approaches with the microphone.]
Boomer: Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a gag- one of the Unstable Elements, at least, is back in GEW! Nightmare, you look gr-
[She takes the microphone, playfully punching Boomer in one shoulder. He clutches the shoulder, massaging his 'wound'.]
Nightmare: Why thank you, Boomer! It's been too long, GEW... but we're about to fix that. As you can tell, I've let WCF change me a little bit... or we've let it change us a bit, rather. But you really need to see both of us to get the whole story... so let me introduce to you all once again a man who needs no introduction in this arena! He's my husband... he's my tag team partner... and tonight, he's gonna be my god damn opponent. Hit the music!
[Boomer reacts with shock; the audience reacts with one great loud pop. "Two Months Off" by Underworld hits the PA... and out comes the Polar Phantasm. As Polar makes his way to the ring, Boomer makes his way back to the announcer's booth... upon entering the ring, Polar rather unusually circles and stares down his wife.]
Boomer Brown: We're live here at the Arena, and I'm back here in the booth with color commentator Buford Pine. We're about to see a rematch of one of the greatest fights in GEW history, fans... the infamous Battle of the Unstable Elements! It was the match where Kid - now Polar - Phantasm first met Nightmare, and actually defeated her for the GEW Deathmatch Title*... a belt they collectively vacated some seven weeks later** after lawsuits were threatened by GEW's owner Ricky Richards.
(* - Waaaay back in Kid Phantasm #7, 'The Ballad of Fire and Ice'! -B.)
(** - In the epic ridiculousness of Unstable Elements #4, 'Come Back With Cash'. -B.)
Buford Pine: I honestly didn't think we'd ever see these two lock horns again, Boom... not after they tied the knot, anyhow!
Boomer Brown: Ring announcer Richard Vranch has the call...
Richard Vranch: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! First, in the corner to my left... weighing in at 163 pounds and hailing from Los Angeles, California... she is a former GEW Deathmatch Champion... please welcome back the one and only NIGHTMARE!
[The audience gives a standing ovation... someone in the crowd gets the idea to begin banging a folding chair along the guardrail, and this quickly becomes a deafening trend.]
Richard Vranch: And in the corner to my right... weighing in at 239 pounds and hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana... he is also a former GEW Deathmatch Champion, and a former WCF People's Champion... please welcome the Icy Manipulator himself, THE POLAR PHANTASM!
[As the introductions cease, a very loud 'WELCOME BACK' chant comes from the audience. Polar turns to salute the crowd, and when he turns back he takes a running superkick to the face.]
Boomer: And we're underway- Nightmare obviously deciding not to spare her husband any of her notorious wrath, she just went right for the jugular and took Polar off his feet! Phantasm's back up now- collar/elbow tieup by the Unstable Elements... snap mare by the Phantasm, looking for an armbar of some sort- Nightmare rolls back, kicking the Phantasm in the head... single leg takedown, looking for a surfboard here maybe... Phantasm rolls, lifting Nightmare into a wheelbarrow... ocean cyclone suplex, what impact! ..and Nightmare rolls back up, both back to a vertical base.
Buford: And listen to the crowd... they're lovin' this.
Boomer: What an unexpected treat, Buford- nobody was expecting these two to even show up tonight, much less wrestle each other... but when you put these two in a GEW ring and get chain wrestling? Wow. Arm wringer here by Nightmare... Phantasm powers his wife over, reversing the arm-wringer... shoulder thrust takes Nightmare to the mat... Phantasm off the ropes, misses the senton splash! Nightmare off the ropes now, Phantasm ducks the dropkick... he leaps over Nightmare, off the ropes- and snatches her up and to the mat with a spinebuster!
Buford: One thing Polar's got over the ol' 'Kid' Phantasm - about 25 pounds more muscle, and the power moves to boot!
Boomer: This ain't the same old Nightmare by any means either, Buford- last time these two met, she was all brawl and no technique! Polar's got his work cut out for him.. wow, look at this! There's the Triangle Chokehold, also known as Reptile's 'Venom Bite' hold... legend has it that Reptile gave it to the Phantasm as a going-away present back in 2010***, though I've never seen him use it, in GEW at least! Nightmare's thrashing about, trying to get to the ropes-
(*** - Way, way, way back in Kid Phantasm #3, 'Requiem For a Rematch'. -B.)
Buford: Is it just me, or are you also wondering how much of this is an average night at home for these two?
Boomer: -and she makes it! One foot over the bottom rope is all it takes, and Referee Clive Anderson steps in to break the two up... uh, so to speak. Do not adjust your sets, fans, you ARE watching Global Extreme Wrestling... and not a re-run, either- this is live action! WCF's Unstable Elements, Nightmare and the Polar Phantasm, are going one-on-one here in the GEW Arena, and right now it's anyone's match! Polar's got Nightmare corraled into a front facelock here, one arm over his head... Nightmare hooks her leg, countering the suplex- FACE ERASER! Inverted russian leg sweep catches Polar off guard, Nightmare with the cover! 1...one count only says Referee Clive Anderson.
Buford: Phantasm's got the weight advantage, sure, but Nightmare's got some impressive speed, Boom.
Boomer: She sure does, Buford- and look at the power she's got! Slingshot suplex over the top rope, just hangs Polar out to dry... now where is she going? Nightmare's going to- INVERTED DDT FROM THE APRON TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! Is she going for a cover? No, I guess Nightmare's got plans for Polar- irish whip, reversed! Nightmare goes flying into the guardrail... and now Polar's picking up those steel ring steps!
Buford: Somewhere in New Orleans, a battered women's shelter is clearing a bed for Nightmare right now.
Boomer: Don't count her out yet- superkick takes the steps right out of Polar's hands! He can't believe it- and speaking of unbelievable, there's the Inferno DDT on the outside! This time she does make the cover- 1...2...Polar kicks out at 2! The Polar Phantasm is having the hardest match of his life here tonight, fans, and with his own wife!
Buford: Somethin' seems kinda right about that, Boom.
Boomer: Flying clothesline by Nightmare takes both of them into the second row... the fans are loving this!
Buford: I can think of one other person who might be lovin' this, Boomer- that red-handed psycho Nathan von Liebert.
Boomer: Oh man, you've gotta wonder if he'll be one of the many WCF superstars here next week for GEW's Shoot to Thrill 2012... Phantasm stuns Nightmare with a jawbreaker... AND A SOUTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX OVER THE GUARDRAIL PUTS POLAR BACK IN THE DRIVERS' SEAT! Frustration obvious on the Phantasm's face, he tosses a couple of fans' chairs at his fallen opponent... ambling over the railing after his wife- no, changing directions now... Polar's going under the ring! The fans are going wild here as the first table of the night comes into play!
Crowd: Fuck her up Po-lar, fuck her up! *clap* *clap*
Buford: We're gonna get named in a lawsuit for lettin' this match happen. Boom. You watch.
Boomer: Phantasm setting that table up now, but Nightmare's starting to come to outside... look out Polar! Nightmare pulls her spike- this could get messy, folks... Polar turns and swipes it right out of her hand... and follows up with a snap suplex onto the floor! Back first onto the cold concrete floor AGAIN goes Nightmare, at least for the moment... as now Polar's lifting her by the hair and laying her out over that table!
Buford: Even if we don't get sued, I bet you one day this match gets used in these two's divorce preceedings.
Boomer: Polar slides back into the ring now... the crowd's going crazy for it, they know what's coming! Polar off the ropes... UP AND OVER WITH A SOMERSAULT CANNONBALL THROUGH THE TABLE, OH MY GOD! Mrs. Phantasm is down and out, Mr. Phantasm is barely able to make the cover- 1...2...NO! HOW THE HELL DID- NIGHTMARE KICKED OUT AT 2 1/2!
Buford: Both of these two are hardcore legends, Boom... and more dangerous than that, even, both of these two are batshit crazy. I hope they both survive... they're perfect for each other.
Boomer: Both of the Unstable Elements are slowly making their way to a vertical base, but neither seems to have much left in the tank here- uh oh, Nightmare's found one of those chairs the Phantasm threw at her...
Buford: And Polar's got the other! Looks like a good ol' fashioned duel!
Boomer: Folding chairs at ten paces, then! Here they go- up high, blocked by the Phantasm... Nightmare ducks a wild swing... kick to the gut, and Polar takes a chair to the top of the head! And a swipe to the side of the head takes him to the floor!
Buford: You gotta wonder if these two have pulled punches even a little bit against each other here tonight-
Boomer: Polar cannonballed himself through a table with Nightmare on it, Buford. I don't think these two are holding anything back. Nightmare tosses both of those chairs into the ring, and rolls Polar in for good measure... Phantasm looks pretty out of it, Buford.
Buford: I should say so- the man's taken a couple of chairshots, gone through a table... hell, he's probably still dealin' with jet lag, too.
Boomer: Somersault leg drop by Nightmare keeps Phantasm stuck to the mat... Nightmare's opened that chair up now, and she's taking some time to place it... head of steam, leaps over Polar... off the chair- TRIPLE JUMP MOONSAULT BY NIGHTMARE! 1...2...NO! 2 count only says Referee Clive Anderson.
Buford: Both of these two have grown in leaps and bounds since their days as full-time GEW employees, Boomer...
Boomer: You can say that again, Buford! But, uh, don't. Nightmare's dragging the Phantasm up now, maybe looking for a swinging neckbreaker here- no, Phantasm hooks the leg! Here comes the Ice C- Nightmare shifts her weight mid-air and falls right on top of Polar for a cover! 1...2..2 count again, this time Polar kicks out with authority!
Buford: I think he just woke back up, Boom.
Boomer: Nightmare charges in and gets thrown over with a tremendous powerslam, and now the Phantasm's back among the living! Nightmare climbing back to her feet now- and a tremendous chairshot from her husband, good night! If these two hadn't met under similar circumstances-
Buford: That's what I've been sayin', Boomer... ain't too many couples I ever seen could survive a match like this, relationship-wise.
Boomer: There aren't too many wrestlers who could survive a match like this period! Phantasm's wedging that chair between the 2nd and 3rd turnbuckles now... catapult coming up here? Yes indeed! Nightmare takes a chair to the mush- schoolboy! 1...2...Nightmare kicks out! What is it going to take for the Phantasm to put his bride away here?
Buford: Beats the hell outta me, Boom.
Boomer: It looks like he's hoping a second table'll do the trick- Nightmare's still struggling to her feet in the ring, meanwhile Polar's outside fishing out a second press table and sliding it into the ring! The fans are on their feet here, they know the end is coming soon- Phantasm slides in, here comes Nightm- Polar ducks the spinning heel kick! She leaps back up, gets scooped up- side scoop piledriver! Polar just spiked Nightmare, but he's not going for a cover- he's going for that table!
Buford: He knows full well that you don't beat Nightmare by putting a period at the end of the sentence... you need a big ass exclamation point.
Boomer: Phantasm gets the table open, and now he's dragging Nightmare over to the turnbuckle... sets her up on the top rope... could be a frankensteiner coming here- now he's climbing up too! Superplex, maybe? Looking like a fireman's carry... no, Nightmare- OH MY GOD.
Crowd: GEW! GEW! GEW!
Boomer: Polar was going for the Antarctican Avalanche, his top rope Death Valley Driver- Nightmare countered with her 'Arsonist's Bomb'! Cover- 1...2...NO!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How in the hell did Polar kick out of that?!
Buford: Sheer determination, Boomer!
Boomer: The crowd can't believe it, and neither can Nightmare! She's going into her boot again, which can only mean bad things for the Polar Phantasm...
Buford: Look out Polar, she's gonna melt your ass!
Boomer: FIREBALL TO THE FACE! Polar just ate a face full of flames- California Roll! 1....2... it's over.
Richard Vranch: Your winner of the match... NIGHTMARE!
Boomer: In one of the most brutal matches we've ever seen either of these two in- and that's saying something, especially regarding Nightmare- man and wife just took each other apart... and wife came out on top.
Buford: I hate to say it, Boomer, but... did it look to you at all like Polar walked right into that fireball?
Boomer: After taking that sunset flip powerbomb through a table? Anyone would have a hard time keeping their bearings, Buford... Nightmare took advantage of the situation and picked up a huge win here tonight on GEW TV.
[In the ring, Nightmare helps Polar to his feet... they embrace as the crowd applauds.]
Crowd: GEW! GEW! GEW!
[Scene: Antarctica (Gretna, Louisiana); boyhood home of the Polar Phantasm. For the week of Shoot to Thrill, the Unstable Elements and their friends have been invited to use this as a base of operations by Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Bankston Senior, the somehow-still-proud parents of a man who just brutally beat (and then lost to) his wife on syndicated television. As we join our heroes, Polar and Nightmare lie in bed in his old bedroom... the dim white bulbs of a string of 'christmas lights' are strung around the room, giving the scene its only light.]
Nightmare: You walked right into the fireball.
[Phantasm mumbles incoherently.]
Nightmare: No, I saw you do it! Don't play dumb with me, boy- you just jobbed that match. What the fuck did we even fight it out for if you were just going to lay down the whole time?
[Phantasm mumbles incoherently.]
Nightmare: Oh, come on you big baby- you're not hurt that bad.
[There is a long pause.]
[Silence... about twenty seconds' worth.]
Nightmare: There's only one reason I could see why you'd have done all of this- bring us to GEW, have the rematch of the day we met, lose to me on purpose...
Nightmare: Did you do all of this just as some sort of attempt to give me confidence?
Nightmare: Cam? Baby?
[Phantasm mumbles quietly.]
Nightmare: ...you're either the dumbest most masochistic man I've ever heard of... or the best husband in the entire world. Either way, I think you earned this...
[We can see the comforter covering them lift slightly... and then Nightmare disappears beneath it. Polar rolls slightly to one side, opening his eyes... and in the dim light, we can see him smile. From beneath the blanket, Nightmare's mumbled voice rings out:]
Nightmare: Well, one part of you certainly made it through in working order.
[Quietly, Phantasm whispers...]
Phantasm: I love it when a plan comes together.
[Then, in a fashion even the mighty Bobby Cairo would approve of, Polar gives a wink.]
[NEXT: The 'Reboot' saga may be ending, but the Unstable Elements are far from done! Having revisited the place where they met, next Polar and Nightmare revisit the promo that started it all for their unlikely tandem... or have you all forgotten Unstable Elements #1? Well, prepare for a refresher's course! The Unstable Elements return soon in Reboot, Part Five: UNSTABLE ELEMENTS #11, "Hello again."! Be seeing you...]
[(c) Wrestling Championship Federation 2012. Footage courtesy Global Extreme Wrestling 2012. The views of the Polar Phantasm and Nightmare are not those of WCF, GEW or any of their sponsors or affiliates. All rights reserved.]