He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)
END OF THE BEGINNING
CHAPTER 4: NEW FRIENDS, NEW ENEMIES, OLD FAMILY
When someone has there life changed, when they have something happen to them, that changes the whole out look at the world and the feeling of there place in it. What does that person do, they can face that change head on and try to deal with it the best way possible or do they cower , run away from it , pretend that it never happen. Fight or flight, which is what it comes down too.
For me I had my world turn upside down, I found out I harbor a demon in my soul. No, I do not mean figural either, I do not mean like everyone has a dark side type of thing. I mean literally, I have a Demon from the world of darkness in my soul. He was born of fire and hate, He just an ordinary demon either, but a powerful Lord, commander of many. Yeah I know it sounds far fetch, but it does not mean it not true.
But being born in hell does not mean that you have to be evil. We as people are not products of our environments. Why should demon kind, or monsters, or fairies be any different? Just because you are born in evil does not mean you are going to end up evil. It not the way the world works, even in the world of shadow. This Lord was different and he fell in love with a being of light, an Angelic warrior and they set forth to bring that world of darkness to the light.
They were successful in the efforts and the world of light took the forefront and the world of shadow went to the back burner. I know this from the Demon, and now I keep that Lord in my soul, Why he is there and how he came to be there I do not know yet , but I know I can not get rid of him , yeah it sucks, but how I found out about him that another story , some strange things happen that brought his presence to my attention. It a long story and I really do not have them time to explain it all, but I give you the cliff notes version. I find out that I have a demon lord in my soul because of my wife being taken and tortured by a demon puppet, That is how my wife found out that her soul harbor an Angel, It sent me on a tailspin that saw me nearly help destroy the world, my wife and friends came to my rescue and the world was save. That was basically it.
Because of that I have been recruited into the front lines of the war behind the scenes of everyday life. Good vs. evil, light vs. dark, day against night, I must deal with the problems that humankind can not deal with. And you thought your job sucked.
I move through the hotel and stop to look at my watch â€œ Damn â€œ I say to myself , how long is he going to take. The watch reads 11:00 am. I stand there with arms folded and looking mean. Trying to ward off any people that walk by and get an urges to talk to me, not really in the mode to talk to anyone just want to get this show on the road. Now I know you wonder why I standing in a hotel lobby of a nice hotel, nice meaning Holiday Inn, hey it a nice place, I know you people are rolling your eyes, but they have done wonders to the place in recent years. But the reason is that I am waiting for my brother. He has become my partner in this little adventure that I am about to embark on. Wait I same to be getting ahead of the story and I left out some details. Ok let back up.
First I forgot to introduce myself. James Wallace, many of you out there know me as Black Death. For the people who do not know me I am wrestler, that why I have the name Black Death., the world of wrestling I filled with colorful names. As I explain earlier I recently discover that I have ages old demon lord living in my soul. But we get to him later, his not important right now. What is important is that I have been recruited in the fight against the evil of the world and my boss, his name is Daniel Webster has sent me on a mission with my Little brother as my partner.
Now let me tell you about Daniel Webster. He is an Angel, yes angel, harps, wings, godâ€™s servants. He does not have the wings; do not really need them this day in age. Just need to take jet plane, less tire on the body. But yes he is angel and head of the agency that tracks evil and stops it. I know what you are thinking , what does this have to do with pro wrestling, I will get to that , first let me tell you little bit more. Because of recent events I have come into the fore front of the agency activates and my involved is now deeming, necessary, so I contacted in Thailand and I recruited.
The meeting was strange, not because of the angel thing. That part I pretty much figure out for myself, Webster looks like Harrison ford, He still young but has that rugged look to him. The office is a regular office building in downtown LA, City of Angels, gets it. So I walk into the place and once I get there am filled with beautiful people, not just that men and women who make magazine cover people look ugly. It actually hurt to be around these people. I mean I not ugly man, but they made my eyes hurt. Well I get into the office of my new boss. Nice looking place, pictures of celebrities all over the walls, nice big desk, you know a bosses office. He comes from around the desk in a blue collar shirt and black pants with black spenders and checkered white and black tie.
â€œJames â€¦ good you are here on time. That real goodâ€ He said to me as he shakes my hand. â€œI wish I could go more in detail about what going to be happening but I need you help right away.â€ He said this as he leads me to a chair in front of his desk.
â€œOk? What do you need me to doâ€ I say to him wondering what the hell I gotten myself into. I could just be a wrestler, but know me dealing with the forces that help shape the universe that I live in. Being ordinary man is just easier.
â€œWell we had a problem come up and it deals with the Crystals.â€ He said.
â€œCrystals?â€ I say back to him. Well that got me interested.
â€œYes they are really powerful stones, but they look like glass Crystals, it said that if they are combining, the person using them will gain great powerâ€ He said.
â€œWell that the legend, what the truthâ€ I fired back at him, because that story sounded like honey baked bull shit.
He smiles, â€œYeah the truth it a prison, designed for a powerful, old demon, if they are brought together then he is freed, he can unleash havoc upon this world. He leans back in his chair.
â€œOh and who made thisâ€¦â€ before I could finish I hear the door to his office open and close and I turn to see who walks in. I nearly fall off my chair in surprise.
Because what stood before me is my brother, Little brother to be exact. Now I really did not care about the rest of the conversation because my Little brother is crazy. Yes I mean it. Let my give you s little background on my brother here.
Johnny Wallace wanted to be like me, wrestler too, he followed me into the wrestling game. I am at fault to blame for what happen to him ,because I really did not give a damn about anyone at the time, most ignore my family , but he had hero worship and t he want to be like me. He hooks up with a woman that trained me. A very bad move, She messed him up, both mental and physical. She shattered him. Now for the longest time he has spoken for three people. He is Johnny, he is Angel, that his good side and he is Devil, that his evil side. It like the devil and the angel that sits on your shoulder and speaks into your ears, those voices in your head, he speak they could out of his mouth. You have no idea what he going to do our say, plus the hero worship turn into hatred . I surprise he has not jumped my on site. Plus my bother looks like Wesley snipes from the Blade movies. He dress like him, has the same hair cut and tattoos.
When he walks in I got out of my seat and look at Webster who smiled at me. â€œYes James, your brother is going to work with you on this â€œ
I look at him and then at my brother who had not said a word to me he just went down and sat in a chair that was empty. I thought this was strange, and I nodded my head walking back to sit down and listen to the rest of the meeting.
That was a day ago, after the meeting, My little brother skip out and never gave me a chance to talk to him. Until I got a call to pick him up at this hotel at 11 am the next morning. So I stand here in the lobby waiting for him and wondering how he got involved with this and why he is so calm , there was a time that he would attack me on site. Family you can not chose them, and you have to deal with them.
I see he get off the elevator were a long black trench coat, damn I know he going to be hot in that. I wearing a causal black collar shirt and khaki slacks, He stops in front of me and nod his head, I shake my head and we walk to my car.
We start too drive and the silence is driving me crazy. â€œOk, you have not said more then 10 words to me the whole time I seen you. Let get this out in the open right now. I want to know why you are here and why you are so calm and why about every thing. Spill it man, I have not seen you since BLWAâ€ I let the word fly out of my mouth.
He turns to look at me and small smile appears on his face. â€œJames my story is long and will take to much time to tell. I know that you wonder why I do not act insane like I use too. But you will have to accept that I have change and control myself better. Webster and his people have help with that. But right now we have a job to do and I tend to want to do it.â€ He speaks slowly with such force it hard to believe that this is my brother.
â€œOkâ€ I lay back at him, making a right turn at a stop light... â€œI going to take that as a rain check, because we are going to sit down and have a heart to heart. But right now, we have a job to do. Now where am I taking us?â€
We were heading to a seedy bar that Johnny knew about; there was a guy there that dealt in strange things. He would have some clue to what is going on, with the stones and why they are now a hot item to have. If I knew now what was to happen I would have stop the car and headed home. Because my life as I know it now will be changed forever.
END OF CHAPTER 4
HARD STEEL AND MY THOUGHTS ON TFWFBlack Death run in the TFWF has proven to be very good at the moment he is undefeated at this time but records do not mean that much to him. The upcoming event Hard Steel is going to be a true test of how he is perceived in the fed and it will be a showcase to the fans that Black Death is a force that must be notice. It will tell the other wrestlers in the backstage, that Black Death is not a man that they should take lightly and he is someone that demands attention. Hard Steel is what Black Death hopes will be his official welcome to the TFWF and the day that he makes a statement that TFWF will never be the same.He now stands in front of a Hard Steel banner. He looks into the screen with total focus. Wearing a power suit, black with white collar shirt and red tie. He cracks a smile out the corner of his mouth and speaks with a forceful baritone voice.
Black Death: So â€¦ very soon Black Death is going to make the TFWF something more then it now. I had a chance to sit back and look at what is actually going on in this place, and I do not like what I see. The inmates are running the asylum. Corruption, hatred and violence rule the company. I hear the voices of the people and they people cry out for a new champion. I seen the Fallen Angel and I am not impress. Oh I have seen his kind before. They use manipulation and tricky to get what they wanted and to hold on to what they need, they feel that they are above anything and every body, but the day of change is coming. Black Death has started down a road that will sweep the old TFWF away and bring about a new era of honor and peace among the wrestlers. The days of the evil ones will be gone. I will make is happen because I will make it Right by Might. Do not think it going to happen, just wait and see,
Now that brings us to my match at Hard Steel, over the top rope four man Battle Royal. I have beaten three of the Four that are already in this match. But first I wanted to talk about you Brandon Watkins
You have said some kind words about me. I too respect the work that you have done in the past. You have same to align yourself with good people here in TFWF. But that respect will mean nothing when you step into the ring with me. See I do not fight for myself no. I fight for a great cause, I fight for the people. They people need heroes and I am one , the people need role models and I am one , the people need a champion that will stand up to the monsters , I am that man, because I am that monster. I know that you will fight your heart out, but I will tell you right now, it will not be enough for the win. See I fought wars, I been beaten and bloody. I have taken my face off the mat and look at my pool of my own blood that is dripping from my face. I have the scars to show that toll wrestling for ten long years can do to a man.
Watkins, there is nothing on this planet that will keep me from throwing you over the rope if you get in my way. But I do want you to bring you A game, because to accept defeat is worse then defeat it self. You want to make a name for yourself that all good and well. One day you will be at the top of this company that I can plainly see that, but when the night of Hard Steel comes around you will lose to me. You are not ready for the pain that I will bring down upon that ring. But it will help you for the future. Get it â€¦ got it â€¦good!
Mr. Tourettes, I find out more and more that you are someone that is different, I mean that in a good way. You have a problem, which makes you an outcast. You are different in the eyes of the world, but you do not stop, you do not lie down and I see that you will not quit, I see champion in your future, if you make it. Because right now you are one of three that is going to be facing me in the ring. I not the True Experts Champion on three different occasions for no reason, I am also something different. You face me before and you know what I am talking about. I end that little streak you had, and I look into your eyes as I slam you to the mat. You saw it, you know who I am. You know that I am the better man. Yes, I will say what is on your mind. I am better then you in the ring, maybe not in life, but when you step into the ring, I am the better man there. I know is hard for someone like you to accept because you fought so hard to overcome your handicapped, but I will beat the truth into you, Because I am the Truth and the rest are just lies.
That brings me to Scorpio. You do not know when to quit do you. Yeah like a chair to the back of the head is going to stop me. What the hell were you thinking? All you did was piss me the fuck off. I know that you are mad that you can not beat me. Yes you beat me once before , that happen , but what have you done lately , That what then old Janet Jackson song said â€¦Scorpio what have you done lately , because you can not same to pick up a win against me , Not in TFWF , not in GCW , not anywhere. You want to be so like me, but you do not have that something that will put you over the top. Oh I know you have great skills, that I can not deny, but you lack heart, you lack moral standards. You lack the love of the people. I have earned the people respect, they have seen the blood I have spill for them, and they love me for it and I love them. I know that I will give them that show that they want and they love me for it. They now I will die and go to hell for them. I know that you will not, because of that I will always be better then you.
How has that brain power work for you in the past Scorpio , if you has such a superior intellect , why did you lose in your debut match here to me, Why have you continue to lost to me every time that we meet. Maybe it because you refuse to believe that there is someone better then you. To truly rise above your skills , you must first accept that there is some one better skill then you. But I judge from your ego, which is so big , it hangs like a cloud over you head , that you will never think that. That is the reason that you will fail.
You are the man that is going to get the worse beating that night; it will be something that you never felt before. You want to play games, want to swing chairs because you are mad that you can not win. You want to act like a spoiled child. While time to take the gloves off for you and treat you like a spoiled child. Because I think we reach a point where pinning you just will not do.
It time for something different, time for you to take a Black Death timeout. You know what that is â€¦ well it when I take a body part, I have not decided which part that will be and I hurt it bad. You will then sit at home for the length of time it takes for it to heal and think about all the wrong that you have done. Black Death timeout is know on deck for you , get you affairs in order because this is going hurt you more then it hurts me.
TFWF the time of change is coming and I am the man that will bring it forth. I will not do it alone because I have more people coming. I want every wrestler in the back to watch that first match and see that I am the force of nature the likes that you have never seen before or seen again. I will win that match and then I going to set my sights on everyone that I see has a cancer to this great company. It does not matter who they are or what they have done, they will fall before me. I will make this place Right by my Might no matter what the cost. I am Black Death; I am the champion of the weak and protector of the Innocent. If you cross meâ€¦your pain will be my gain. And I will be your END! walks off to the right leaving the logo to Hard Steel to fill the screen.