Post by Torture on Dec 22, 2013 2:22:18 GMT -5
- A sip from a glass of water.
Torture: I don't know why I come here any more.
- Torture sitting up right on a brown leather couch. His elbows digging into his knees. His hands clasped together. His eyes directed at the floor.
Torture: No offense. Been doing this for years.
Therapist: Well, we can stop whenever you want to, Jaxxon. Completely up to you.
Torture: I don't know. I think we've covered everything haven't we?
Therapist: Sure have. Wife, kids, you're family is doing great, your business is doing great, you signed another multi-year deal with Allen in Las Vegas a few days ago what could honestly be getting to you?
Torture: (Sigh) Wrestling..
Therapist: There we go. It's good to say it out loud. So, I only watch when you're on for medical reasons, so tell me why wrestling is getting to you? You don't look to be in physical pain?
Torture: Well, I mean, he ripped my damn head off. You know, ten years with a guy..
Therapist: I imagine you've done a lot worse..
Torture: (Torture smirks) Yeah.. I have.. I'm a dick.
Therapist: So what's getting to you?
Torture: He acted like I haven't been around much.
Therapist: Well have you?
Torture: Well of cour-
- Torture stopped himself and looked to the left. Gazing into whatever it he's thinking about. Torture let's out a small laugh.
Torture: No, I haven't been around much. And that sucks.
Therapist: You want to be around more?
Torture: Of course! I don't have that much left in the tank, but I feel I can offer a ton of support to other guys!
Therapist: I know you can.
Torture: There's young guys and gals backstage that are hilarious! They have jokes! There's a few that have all the skills they're just not executing it right and all I have to do is work with them for one day and they'd be thousand times better.. They're great now.. just think if I could truly unlock their potential!
Therapist: I understand. You like helping.
Torture: Well, yeah, but I'm kind of a douche so helping usually never happens.
Therapist: You have to continue to work on it.
Torture: I know. Corey also said I had no idea who people we're that kind of got to me too.
Therapist: I heard that, but I was to understand that was part of the script?
Torture: No, with Corey and I, the owners of WCF let us do what we kind of want. It wasn't script. He kind of took the piss out of me on that one. I had it coming though. I'm not exactly the hero the fans think I am.
Therapist: I think fans cheer for you because it's just good to see you inside a wrestling ring. Throw in Corey and we all know you guys are going to burn the house down.
Torture: Yeah. I know who most of the guys he listed are. I love FPV! I love Jeff Purse! I love Eric Price! I love Johnny Fly! Those guys are not just the present but the future of Wrestling Championship Federation! Of course I know who they are.. do I know them like Corey does? No. I can't and probably won't, but I know who they are. They're great wrestlers, and all of them should way more World Championships than I ever did! I'll even say they're better than me! But do I know them? No, I can't say that I know them Corey.
I'm so sorry for running a life outside of wrestling.. I apologize for doing everything I possibly could inside that ring, on the WCF microphone, and became everything I ever could have dreamed of and then what? Just waste my time doing what? Wrestling? Week in and week out? No one wants to see me wrestle every week! There's other guys that deserved the spot so I moved out of the way! That's how this world works.. I'm a spoke in the damn wheel! Believe me, I LOVE that Corey wrestles all the time. I know him personally, doc, I know he LOVES what he does, he's so passionate and at one time I was just like him but I had other stuff I wanted to do, other dreams and goals I wanted to achieve, so it's my fault that I left WCF to run my successful clothing line business? To work network deals for major sport businesses, does he even know I worked the latest Wrestling Championship Federation network deal to have it broadcasted in ten more countries? No, no one knows that, no one will ever know that because I don't know how to talk to Corey. I don't know how to call him, or text him, or whatever without it being awkward. I don't like it. But I have no idea how to talk to him anymore..
Therapist: This stems from a friendship?
Torture: Friendship? Yeah. Him and I we're close.
Therapist: I know this.
Torture: It just sucks. This is our relationship now. Beating each other's heads in, and talking shit. And what sucks is he isn't completely wrong! I didn't run from WCF with my tail tucked in my legs. He's just saying that..
Therapist: Perhaps he's hurting too?
Torture: I will never know that, doc. We don't talk. I wish we did. I wish after One we could go back to the way things we're. We had a lot of fun. I got married and Corey wasn't there. I've had my SECOND CHILD and he wasn't there. You know he also said I came back for the Hall of Fame nod and that's not true. I was invited back by Seth to accept a Hall of Fame invitation and then he waved it in front of my face, told me I had to fight Jay Price just to get it, and that was a fiasco. That was awkward too! No one will ever know the truth about Price but I know he hates me and that sucks too!
Torture: Yeah! I like Jay Price.. I wanted to, I dunno, I want to help him be the greatest there ever was, because I still feel like he can be. I hate the shit I did to him. I hate how I screwed him over. I hate that I kept him from getting into main events. Hate it. What am I going to do? Apologize? For all the crap I did to him in his first few years? Yeah, that's awkward. He wouldn't understand anyway. I like Jay Price and it certainly wasn't my idea to beat him at One. He was thrown in there just like me, I just wanted to win to get my Hall of Fame spot. I don't even know why it matters to me.. It just does. I came into WCF with a mission and I want to end it. I want to be here for the good of WCF. I don't know, i'm rambling.
Therapist: Well rambling is good. Get it off your chest.
Torture: He said he was better than me. He said I'll know that he's better than me.
Therapist: Okay, yeah?
Torture: Pft. He is better than me. I've never said it, I mean, when you're best friends with another Wrestler it's not exactly the thing to say.. "Oh hey Corey, yeah I'm the World Champion but you're way better" that just sounds terrible. That sounds so douchebaggy. He is better than me. I'll never tell him, but he is. He deserves so much more success than he's had in WCF. It sucks. I know people think of him as a second-fiddle guy to Logan, and me, and all the others but it's just not true.. Corey was always the main man, and Logan and I would just fight over gold belts to prove we're second best. But, like Corey and I now, that would be an awkward conversation so that would never happen..
Therapist: With that attitude, yeah.
Torture: Meh, I'm done now. Thanks for all the feels Doc.
Therapist: Okay then. But Jaxxon you really should work on that mask of vulnerability. You'd be such a better person.
Torture: Yeah. I'll try.
- Torture gets up and grabs his suit jacket off the rack. He opens the door and walks into the hallway where he's met with one of his new interns.
Intern: Hey sir. There's a few cameras and media outside. Want me to make them leave?
Torture: No, no, give me a few minutes. I'll answer some questions.
- The intern walks through the double doors and begins telling the media that Torture will be out in a minute or two. Torture looks down and pulls out his phone from his pocket. A text message from his wife Tiffany and their two sons. "Benjamin says good luck daddy, and Chase just smiles when I say you'll be home soon. Love you baby." Torture smiles and closes his phone. It slides back into his pocket and he walks through the double doors.
Torture: What's up guys?
WCF Media Reporter: Any comment on what Corey said at XIII?
- Torture thinks about it for a second while putting on a pair of sunglasses. Torture looks into the sun and smiles. He looks back at the reporter.
Torture: Corey Black sucks. He's used to playing second fiddle so of course he cheap shotted me. I deserved it, but whatever. One is a PPV where two things always happen; Someone always returns in some mystic smoke and mirror show.. and Torture always wins.
- The Tort smiles bright.
WCF Media Reporter: Torture, Torture, any other comments on the Hall of Fame?
Torture: No idea. All I know is my focus is on Corey Black and for once and for all I'm going to lay him out with a one two three the ol' Torture way. He deserves to lose to me one more time. He's done it his entire career. I can care less for him. He told me I'd tell a doctor that he's the best ever, well if that's what he's looking for he should look elsewhere. It won't come from me. I don't want to lie to the old fella. I gotta go guys. Thanks for the support. One will be good!
- Torture hops into the back of an H3. His intern the other side into the same back seat. Torture closes the door and the vehicle begins to leave the parking lot as camera flash bulbs go off, and news reporters call their bosses to run the story. Torture looks at his intern.
Torture: You ever.. you ever.. say something to someone and you wish you could stop but you can't.. only because you know you're lying..
Intern: No, I don't lie sir. We're you talking about you talking shit on Corey Black into the cameras?
Torture: No, no, no, I mean, no, not at all.
Intern: Isn't this a script, and you guys are best friends?
Torture: Were best friends. Not sure what we are now.. and don't ever lie. Especially into television cameras.. It doesn't get you very far.
Intern: Dually noted sir.
- Torture pulls out his phone and stares into a blank screen before looking out the window. The driver of the H3 with a familiar voice speaks up.
Voice: You should just call him..
Torture: Shut up Howard Dean. You don't know what you're talking about.
Howard Dean: Haha! Whatever you say, bro.
- Scene fades out.