Friday, May 28th, 2021 Riverwalk, New Orleans, LA 3:43pm OFF-Camera
Voice #1: “You Wendy Stevens?”
The woman in her Shieldmaiden kutte slowed her walking speed, just a tick, enough to keep herself in ear shot but not enough to give herself away. She can hear the footsteps quickening behind her, getting closer. Not threatening, which was surprising, but purposeful. Needing something, perhaps? The years of training in body language returned as quickly as her ability to tie her shoes.
Voice #2: “I assure you we just want to talk.”
The woman stops and turns around, crossing her arms over her chest, her phone in her hand clearly visible. Wendy ‘Zombie’ Pellegrini shook her head as the two NOPD officers tried to not size her up. She can tell they were nervous, there was notorious tension between them and the Shieldmaidens, but Zombie could almost respect their gumption.
Zombie: “Guys got thirty seconds to say what you need to before I get on my bike there. I have a very special package to pick up for my wife, and neither she nor I like having our time wasted.”
The two officers look at each other briefly, before one of them speaks up.
Palacios: “If you don’t mind, we’ll take all the time we need to.”
Zombie smirks and crosses her arms as she’s holding her phone.
Zombie: “If you don’t mind, I’m going to be filming all of this. We’re aware of your harassing nature as of late.”
Belliard: “That won’t be necessary. If you cooperate, you’re free to go.”
Zombie: “So I’m being arrested? Is that what you’re saying?”
Belliard backs off his line of questioning as Palacios takes over.
Palacios: “You are not, but you do know we can make things difficult for your kind.”
Zombie: “Okay, so threatening a citizen who is not under arrest. Calling us terms like ‘your kind’ already shows your racist and potentially homophobic natures. Got it. Actually, I think I’ve already been pretty damn cooperative as you’ve blown through your thirty seconds I allowed you.”
Palacios: “We’re investigating your friend, Tori Carter. None of your compatriots have been very helpful.”
Zombie: “And what led you two to believe that I’d be any more helpful?”
Belliard: “We’re aware of your dealings in California, Miss Stevens. We know why you are no longer wearing a uniform.”
Zombie keeps her smirk but her eyes narrow.
Zombie: “Call me ‘Miss Stevens’ again, I beg of you, but I’ll humor you because this I’d like to hear.”
Palacios: “And your return to New York to handle some... family business?”
Zombie: “So… the fact that I confronted a certified asshole that abused my mother and robbed her blind, and turned the sonofabitch into the authorities is somehow illegal? Me rescuing a woman in distress, who has a young child as well, and helped rehab her into a functional member of society is somehow illegal too? Help me out, I’m confused here.”
Palacios stammers as Belliard steps up.
Belliard: “In and of itself, no. The fact you took some liberties with him before turning him in is.”
Zombie leans over and checks out the patches on the officers’ shoulders.
Zombie: “So, you’re NYPD? Honestly, that was handled before I came down to New Orleans. Besides, fucker deserved it, and worse.”
Belliard: “So, for the record, using violence to solve a situation is acceptable? Are you passing these nuggets of wisdom onto Miss Carter and her daughter as well?”
Zombie: “That woman I saved in New York? She’s now my wife. Her little boy is mine as well. Bullying is wrong, an obvious lesson the two of you need to learn. Standing up for yourself, and your friends? Pretty honorable, and THAT nugget of wisdom I did pass on to my son.”
Palacios: “We’re beginning to see a pattern here with you biker dykes. You all defend Miss Carter because of your own personal biases.”
Zombie chuckles, and puts her hands up.
Zombie: “Hi Kettles, I’m Pot. Pretty sure my bias is far less than yours. How stupid do you think I am? You don’t think we know who you two are? Who you run with and why? It’s blatantly obvious how stupid YOU guys are. You’ve spoken to all my other sisters, tried to shake them down, and got nowhere so now you’re trying with me. How strongly do you value your badges, boys?”
Palacios: “Careful what you say next, Miss Stevens. We can, and will, arrest you for assaulting a police officer.”
Zombie: “Much as I could, and would, knock the two of you out where you stand, I won’t give you both the satisfaction of getting one of us in your pretty little bracelets. It’s a simple question, Palacios. How strongly do you value your badges?”
Belliard: “Stronger than you value the patches you wear.”
Zombie turns to Belliard and leans in close to him.
Zombie: “Good. Tell you what you two should do. Go back to your precinct, get on your computer, and look up my name in your database. Or use your little walkie-talkies and ask whatever pencil pusher is at their desk to do it for you. DOB 12/16/90. I’ll wait.”
Palacios scoffs but Belliard takes his walkie-talkie off his shoulder.
Belliard: “Hey, can you look up a name for me? Wendy Stevens. Date of birth December 16th, 1990.”
After a few seconds, Belliard hears a squelch from his walkie-talkie.
Voice: “Tall brunette? Shieldmaiden?”
Belliard: “That’s her.”
Voice: “Um, sir?”
Voice: “Abort. She outranks you.”
Zombie smiles, and holds her thumb over the microphone to mute the laughing coming from her phone.
Voice: “She’s a former Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD and LAPD, and still on retainer as special counsel.”
Zombie cocks an eyebrow as Palacios and Belliard look at each other before looking back at Zombie.
Belliard: “Um, thank you. We’ll um… we’ll be on our way. Thank you for your time.”
Palacios: “We’ll be in touch.”
Zombie holds up a finger, signaling the officers to wait.
Zombie: “Actually, what you’ll be doing is wrapping up your investigation, and talking to your boy and letting him know we don’t appreciate this constant harassment. If it continues, we will have to review our options as to how we should proceed. Have a good day, gentlemen.”
The two officers debate pressing the matter more, but instead decide to leave. Zombie looks down at her phone.
Zombie: "They’re getting ballsier. And more desperate."
Bullet: "Think they’ll listen?"
Zombie: "No. We know who they work for. He’ll try something else."
Bullet: "Okay. What did you get Lexa?"
Zombie: "Sorry, Jefe. Some things you don't need to know about. I'll see you later."
“You know what, Sullivan, I can’t find a fault in any of the logic you have displayed so far. I commend that. We’re both mothers, we both fight honorably for our families, even when some members deserve a slap upside the head to wake them up. I completely get it.
We’re both coming off losses to strong opposition. Hell, you had to face Leah, Azurine and Eavan in your first match, that’s not easy. Hell if you didn’t almost win it all. Again, can’t fault you. That was Episode Thirty-One though.
THIS… is another war altogether.
In this battle, there isn’t the need to keep your head on a swivel, having multiple threats from all different directions. No, this is one threat. Sounds simple, right? Except this threat is a former ThrowDown Champion here in Mile High. This threat has a statement that needs to be made. This threat doesn’t give two shits about who you are, where you came from, or where you think you’re going.
This threat, Stephanie… is me.
And I’m not somebody to be taken lightly.
I see who you are. I see what you can do. Hell, I can even give you respect enough to want to be here and be your best self. Really, though, how far will that get you? Respect doesn’t pay the bills. Respect doesn’t put gold around your waist or across your shoulder.
Dominance does that. And how dominant are you?
From what I saw? Not much. If I’m going to call a spade a spade, the only reason it came down to you and Leah at the end is because Eavan made Azzy tap, and Leah took advantage of an opportunity to take out the woman who was her biggest competition. YOU lasted about a minute. I know your type, you will spin that by saying you were three seconds away from winning, but let’s be honest here. Let me get ahead of this so that the people know the truth.
You wouldn’t have lasted one-on-one with any of them.
And this time? Robert Mack threw you to the wolves. And this wolf is very very hungry.
I want my ThrowDown Title back, and it’s no coincidence this show is called Rise because come the thirtieth? THIS Zombie rises up again. Don’t look at this as just another match. Look at it this way. The world will know your name. However, they’ll most likely be saying ‘Damn, Zombie sure beat that Sullivan chick into the ground twelve feet deep’.
You get to be the statement. You get to be the sacrificial lamb who people will not want to switch places with. And with a sixty-seven percent chance I’ll have to face another of my sisters to get my title back? If I would willingly bloody up my OWN kin, the hell do you think I’d be willing to do… to… you?
We are taken to the home of Stephanie Sullivan in beautiful southern California and it is there where we are brought to her training facility which is in the basement of her home. She is standing in the middle of a ring where she could be seen taking bumps. She is sweating intensely and she isn’t alone as her best friend and usual tag team partner for various different companies Crystal Zdunich is standing there beside her. They are SUPPOSED to be involved in some vigorous sparring but of course Crystal is pacing around running her mouth. The blue haired Latina smiles as she gazes back at her friend.
“So how did it feel to be competing back in a ring?! Was it amazing and everything that you could hope for?!”
Stephanie however isn’t paying any attention to her as she throws herself as hard as she can on the mat. She quickly brings herself up to her feet as she begins to shadow box. Crystal is befuddled as she rolls her eyes and begins to cross her arms.
“HELLO!!! Earth to be my best friend! Did you just hear what I said?! “
Stephanie is locked in that trance as she doesn’t even respond as she seems focused on the task. Crystal is one who doesn’t appreciate being ignored and that is when she tries to go for a roundhouse kick. Stephanie is able to counter the move by sweeping Crystal’s legs. Crystal is sent right down to the mat where Stephanie hops on top of her like a bat out of hell. She places her into her Muta Lock and it isn’t long before Crystal begins to tap out. Crystal holds her neck in pain as Stephanie rises back up with a grin on her lips. She looks down at Crystal and replies to her.
“To answer your question it felt really good to be out there but honestly it would have been even better if I would have walked out with a win. I felt like I was a stranger in that elimination match! Even though I made it to the very end I made it to the very end I just feel like I didn’t really do anything. I didn’t do enough to stand out. Everybody in that match already has a great reputation in MHW and I wanted to come in making a great first impression. I failed at doing so and now it’s back to the drawing board…”
Crystal kips up to her feet as she quickly shakes her head in return. She looks deeply into her best friend’s eyes and smiles at her.
“Stephanie it’s only one match. You can’t beat yourself up over that… There are going to be plenty of more opportunities and I guarantee you that things will definitely pick up. You just need to stay focus and keep driving yourself towards the goal. One lost isn’t a set back and after all that was only your debut. There is still much more to be discovered especially when it comes to you and what your legacy will shape out to be…”
Stephanie shakes her head before placing her hands on her hips.
“Right… That’s easy for you to say considering you walk and prance around constantly talking up the fact that you are an 18 time World Champion. Some of us haven’t even had the luxury of winning ONE world Championship…”
Crystal quickly shakes her head.
“You shouldn’t compare yourself to me though. Every single time we managed to be in the ring with one another you have always had my number Stephanie. On top of that it’s not like I have anything else to fall back on. People always talk me down for being a failure of a mother, a failure of an actress. I might have had this amazing wrestling legacy but it’s always followed by an asterisk of not being taken seriously or turning on my friends. You don’t have that and thus I feel like whatever you do will make you stand out and be even more credible than what I could do… You may not realize this but you are special…”
Stephanie shakes her head sighing.
“Right… You are just saying that to make me feel better…”
Crystal gives her the look.
“No I am telling you that because it’s fact. You are my best friend you know I wouldn’t openly lie to you about anything. I would do anything to be completely honest with you in every single thing. Just relax, the best things happen to those who wait… Or maybe you are just feeling a little on edge because you haven’t gotten laid in a long time…”
Stephanie just stares at her friend blankly rolling her eyes in return.
“THAT ISN’T THE ISSUE!!! IF I WANTED TO DATE SOMEBODY I COULD FIND SOMEBODY JUST LIKE THAT!!!!”
Crystal giggles in return as she looks back at her friend.
“…Right which is constantly why you ask me about the oldest Lindstrom sister…”
Stephanie gets snippy as she screams back at Crystal.
“You don’t have to refer to her like that! She has a name… It’s Nadja and…”
Crystal giggles again.
“And already I can see you know more way than I do… It’s really cute that you have a crush. Just take your time and be slow. Nadja isn’t really seeing anybody and if you play your cards right you just might be part of the family. Seeing my wife’s cousin would be amazing. We are already practically family as it is. I mean you do know you eventually have to ask her out on a date if you want to go anywhere…”
“I WILL… Just give me time… I just can’t rush into it… A sweat woman like that needs to be WOO’d and WOW’D… I just can’t go up to her and be like hey so you want to date…”
Crystal rolls her eyes.
“Well in my case it took Stacy Marie Jones to pretty much say here’s my friend Seleana… Here’s my friend Crystal. You both were hurt so…. Boom we get engaged and then a year later married… Which reminds me… Me and my wife have our marriage anniversary on JUNE 13th!!!!”
Stephanie’s eyes open wide up.
“Oh that’s within a month… What if I asked Nadja out on that date?!”
Crystal gives Stephanie a look.
“I would say you are trying to purposely take me and Sel’s date… What else do you want for us to set you up on a date at the zoo?!”
“THAT WOULD BE AMAZING… I mean…Go for it what could go wrong right?!”
Crystal shakes her head.
“I will get Seleana to do it. I hate being a middle person… Also take it easy… You should be focused on your wrestling career that’s what matters right now right?!”
Stephanie isn’t paying any attention as she just walks away with a wide grin on her face.
“I can’t wait until I get my tall blonde!”
And with that we fade out on that image.
From the bottom of my heart can I just say how is it going MHW faithful?! I am going to be brutally honest with all of you. I am happy to be part of Mile High Wrestling. Signing up to be part of this company is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. It’s a place where I can really express myself and I can fine tune my wrestling ability and career. What happened last show in my eyes could have gone so much better.
Am I happy with how things turned out?! If you want me to be honest… The answer to that question is no. I felt like I could have done so much more. I really didn’t do anything to stand out. I was simply just there. I might have made it to the final two in the match and there’s no shame in losing to a war queen. However it ruined my chance to really make a great first impression.
That is an image that I won’t have a chance to redo and now I feel from this point on I will get lost in the shuffle and that is never where I want my thought process to be. I want to be looked upon as being one of the future best in the business and with my technical ability I know damn well I have the power to out wrestle just about anybody who gets placed in front of me.
I won’t no sell who won or any of the competitors in that match because I know everybody put their all into the match, but for me I want to bounce back with a vengeance. I want to showcase that I am in this company with a purpose and I also want to be more than just the best friend of Crystal Hilton.
As much as I love that woman and we are best friends, growing up together to the point we consider each other siblings. The reality is I don’t want to get wrapped up in being in her shadow. I don’t want people to ever look down on me just because I associate with her or immediately expect me to be in her shadow because of my attachment to her.
I am my own being, and quite frankly I am my own wrestler. This upcoming show is a chance to really rectify that showing because now I get to step into a ring in what will be a one on one affair. It will be me taking on the one and only Wendy Stevens. A woman who happens to have a nick name of Zombie!. Now from what I gather about this woman is that she is attached to the purge which means she is attached to Krigare, Eavan or whatever you wish to call her.
I have to actually applaud that because if you can attach yourself to a woman who is practically the smallest little bad ass firecracker that I have ever witnessed and she is pretty much one of the best technical wrestlers I have ever witnessed… Especially how she beat the hell out of my best friend countless times I know that the company she keeps has to be just as good.
Zombie is a woman who can be best defined as a powerhouse. She will beat the unholy hell out of anybody who gets in her way.
I should perhaps be a bit scared considering what her nickname is which means as a Zombie she will devour the flesh out of anybody who crosses her. I guess as Simply Scandalous I am expected to dance and seduce my way around the ring, but let me explain something. My other nickname is also the Black Sheep and in that regard I guess I am expected to be but a little lamb to the slaughter. That’s not what’s going to happen though.
As a black sheep I know I am not simply just one out of the bunch. I am a woman who will do anything to stand out and I know when push comes to shove I have all of the ability in the world to beat whoever is in ym way. this match is about redemption and Zombie I would hate to be you. My word might now mean anything just yet but I have been wrestling for well over 12 years. I am a veteran in this business and when I really want to push after something I know I can achieve it.
Right now I am pushing to be the best and I can’t fall to what I consider to be a tag team wrestler. I have been down that road so many times. I have only been looked upon as a tag team wrestler but now isn’t the case anymore. This is when I excel and this is when I make my mark on this industry.
So come at me Zombie but like every zombies weakness I am gunning straight for the head. Please don’t take it personal but I know submissions and if I have my way I am going to wrap my arms around that neck of yours and I am going to squeeze until you can’t take it anymore. I want you to tap baby… Or maybe try to go for a double tap… That is one of the major rules of zombie land right?!
Who am I fooling… In all seriousness let’s just have an amazing match. May the best woman win but at the end of the day you should know I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that’s me. See you soon and best of luck. I am coming for you sweetie!!!!
Admin: There's this too. We can turn this chatroom into a par-dookie!
May 12, 2021 16:00:11 GMT -6
Admin: I'll be getting off of Twitter soon, and fully committing to EFedder within the next few days. If you haven't joined EFedder yet, you should. 💪💯💯 It's the greatest thing created for efedding in a long time.
May 13, 2021 15:05:01 GMT -6
Admin: Note that the deadlines have changed. I made the change for the convenience of the other judges.
May 17, 2021 15:21:30 GMT -6
Admin: Hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July weekend/week/day! 💪💯💯
Jul 4, 2021 14:22:58 GMT -6
Admin: Where do yall hist photos? I'm thinking about switching sites, because I'm paying a monthly subscription for Photobucket and they got watermarks back on my images. I'm guessing it's a glitch or something, but it's already been two days.
Aug 7, 2021 6:56:18 GMT -6
The Purge: I use Imgur - and I've never paid a cent for their services, and no water marks
Aug 7, 2021 8:48:13 GMT -6
Deleted: o.o Lord, Rob! Get away from Photobucket ASAP! I’m with Haircin — use Imgur. It’s way better and costs nothing.
Aug 8, 2021 16:28:35 GMT -6
Admin: I appreciate yall! ✊💯💯 Ima look into it this week. Apologies to everyone if some of the images for the show tonight have that Photobucket watermark. I didn't have the time today obviously to make any switches. But I will make time this week. 💯💯
Aug 8, 2021 17:43:04 GMT -6
Admin: Katrina will probably be happy too as she was just telling me I was crazy for paying monthly for a photo host. Lol.
Aug 8, 2021 17:44:00 GMT -6
Admin: ***NOTE*** I moved the deadline up 12 hours to give the judges an extra day to read over the rps.
Aug 10, 2021 15:29:37 GMT -6
Admin: Started messing with Imgur today and confirmed to myself that Imgur was the original photo host I was using for Season One and the beginning of Season Two of MHW. Something made me mad and thats when I switched to Photobucket. I don't remember what though.
Aug 12, 2021 16:08:47 GMT -6
Admin: Ima still switch back to it though, because the Photobucker watermarks are still showing up on some images.
Aug 12, 2021 16:09:19 GMT -6
Admin: ***Just A Reminder*** The new deadline is less than 24 hours away. 💪💯💯
Aug 20, 2021 9:45:58 GMT -6
cmosh: Marisol Vilaró is Spanish, she is from Spain
Sept 14, 2021 22:50:17 GMT -6
Admin: Noted 💪💯💯 So I can get Rrina to teach me how to pronounce her name.
Sept 15, 2021 15:35:32 GMT -6
cmosh: Don't worry I don't know how to pronounce it either. She is actually played by someone else, so it is sometimes hard to do RP's with them due to our work schelduce but I am alound to use the character over here
Sept 15, 2021 19:28:12 GMT -6
Admin: Trying something different with the match writing, based off of research and just to try something new. It's a hit or miss concept, so feedback would be appreciated. ThrowDown will also debut the new layout concept. AMMO will start with that new layout...
Sept 18, 2021 8:35:55 GMT -6
Admin: It happens, brudda!
Sept 19, 2021 19:49:09 GMT -6