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Semi-Main: International Championship: Stephanie Matsuda versus Jonny Cedrone Jonny Cedrone rechristened this belt the International Championship, forever putting his mark on it. Matsuda, in a quest to collect all the gold on Dystopia, managed to get it away from him after winning a tournament for that right. In this rematch, Jonny has a chance to retake his iconic championship for a second reign.
Post by Jonny Cedrone on Dec 21, 2020 19:45:03 GMT -5
**--The scene opens up in a bit of a foreign landscape than we’re typically used to. We first have a bit of a close up on Mount Fuji as it ominously hangs out in the background. The camera slowly zooms back in tight enough to see that Jonny Cedrone and Gloria are standing on the balcony of their hotel room at the Keio Plaza Hotel, looking out over the city-scape and the beautifully eerie sight of the snow-capped volcano, Mount Fuji. Gloria, dressed in jeans and black leather jacket, is standing in front of Jonny who’s also wearing jeans and a black leather jacket and has his arms wrapped around Gloria to try to help keep her warm.--**
“There’s something in the air baby. I can feel it. Excitement’s in the air so thick you can cut it with a knife.”
**--Gloria leans her head back onto Jonny’s chest as they soak in the view. The scene fades to black. There’s a bit of a static feed before we’re cut to the nighttime in the busy streets of Ginza Tokyo. Different shots of different scenes of different stores, restaurants, night clubs and the famous Wako Store scroll all across your videoscope. The scene then cuts to Jonny and Gloria walking the sidewalks of Ginza dressed in the same jeans and black leather jackets that you saw them in prior. The camerawork is very amateur as the camera operator walks backwards in front of Jonny and Gloria, keeping the camera down low as Jonny begins to speak--**
This is pretty exciting! This is my first time being here y’know.”
“It’s a great time to make your first trip out here.”
**--Jonny looks down towards the camera--**
“World Wrestling Headquarters is here and they brought the best the wrestling business has to offer! Men and women from all walks of life fought valiantly throughout the World Wrestling Headquarters’ annual Shogun Tournament and the finals are finally here! We finally get to find out who the fiercest competitor is within the ranks of World Wrestling Headquarters, once and for all!”
“Not to make this all about you though Jonny, but this is a pretty big night in your career too baby.”
**--Jonny looks back up to watch where he’s going--**
“One of the biggest babydoll. I finally get my opportunity to win back the International Championship. Now I know we’re here in Japan, in Ms. Matsuda’s backyard, so I know that she’ll have thousands upon thousands of people cheering her on from bell to bell and rightfully so, but I hate to burst anyone’s bubble here, the night’s not gonna end the way they think it is.”
**--Jonny looks back down at the camera--**
“I’m sure you’re asking yourself just how I can be that confident, and I’ve gotta be honest – it’s a damn good question! But I’ve been the owner of my own successful businesses long enough, I’ve been in the wrestling business long enough to know that the lessons are in the failures. The lessons are in the hardships that you may encounter along the way in life. Struggling builds character as they say, and I’ve had my fair share of struggling throughout my wrestling career – none of which can really compare to what I’ve been going through recently to be honest.”
**--Jonny looks back up in the direction that he’s going--**
“As I said in that interview with Ms. Wilde, Lady Luck just hasn’t been on my side in the ring as of late. I’m skidding into this fight with Ms. Matsuda with bad blemishes on my record while Ms. Matsuda, the War Queen herself, is coming in without a scratch. As a matter of fact while we’re at it, let’s just list all of the advantages she has over me going into this fight, shall we?
“She’s coming into this fight on one helluva winning streak. I mean to say that the woman is on fire would be a gross understatement.
“She’s coming into this fight with a win over the World Champion, Havoc. Now, as we all know, I too have a win over the Nightmare King, but with her win taking place so close to our fight…the edge goes to Ms. Matsuda.
“We’re in Tokyo, Japan! Her backyard!! ALLLLLL of her friends and family will be here to cheer her on! Hell, the entire country of Japan will be here to cheer her on! When you have that many people on your side – you just can’t go wrong.
“Honestly, the biggest advantage she has is the fact that she is Stephanie frickin’ Matsuda! She’s not known as the War Queen for nothing! She works hard, fights even harder, doesn’t take no for an answer and whatever she wants, she’ll take it and you’ll have no say over it! Every bit of her body can be a lethal weapon; her feet, her fists, her mind, her heart. Her heart, don’t forget about that. The passion that that woman possesses is unreal! That’s what drives her! That and the determination to be the best in this sport! The competitive spirit that resides in her is stronger than all of the military units on this planet combined. She will quit at nothing to achieve her goals. She sets the standard higher and higher every time she gets in the ring and she’d be damned if she’s gonna let anyone keep her from reaching that standard then exceeding it.”
**--Jonny looks back down at the camera--**
“You are among the very elite that this industry has to offer Ms. Matsuda, there’s no question about that! The issue is that I echo a lot of those things that I just listed. I too know how to turn a detriment into a benefit. In any sticky situation, you have to know what tool, what asset to use and how to use it. Sometimes you not only have to take someone’s weakness and use it to your advantage.”
**--Jonny looks back up from the camera--**
“We share the same passion, the same drive, the same determination, the same competitive spirit and the same sheer will to achieve our goals, Ms. Matsuda. So that in and of itself will make this match THE must-see match of the night, of the year, of the decade – hell, of the century! If it’s not already apparent, and if I didn’t drive the fact home hard enough the last time we faced, the amount of respect that I have for you Ms. Matsuda is insurmountable! But don’t confuse that with fear or my being timorous, because if you make THAT mistake, I will exploit that to the fullest Ms. Matsuda.
“No, no, no. Do not confuse the two Ms. Matsuda. While I respect the hell outta ya, you and I both know that you are holding onto something so near and dear to my heart, that International Championship! The People’s Championship! Right now, I may be the uncrowned People’s Champion, but I’m taking that Championship back and I’m going to make it mean something again!”
**--Jonny and Gloria stop walking as Jonny delivers this next line to Matsuda--**
“Ms. Matsuda, please don’t get me wrong. I’m sure you hold the utmost respect for both the Women’s and International Championships but let’s face it, you’re not here for either one of those Championships. Your main goal right now is the World Championship. I hear you talk about it every chance you get! World Championship this, and World Championship that. Hey! I don’t blame ya! As I always say, if you’re not in this business to be a World Champion, then you need to take your ass back home because you don’t belong in this sport! I know I’m guilty of saying that any and all Championships are stepping stones to the World Championship – truth is that I’m not wrong. You get an opportunity to showcase your abilities by challenging for the ‘under-tier’ Championships. If you’re lucky enough to win any of those Championships, you may get lucky and test your mettle in a challenge for the World Championship. I mean, that’s just how this great sport is structured. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. But what I do take issue with though Ms. Matsuda is the fact that you’re treating the International Championship, the People’s Championship, as just some trinket, as some thingamabob, as just another collector’s item in your huge Championship collection that you have going on. When you’re holding that Championship, Ms. Matsuda, you’re representing the people! You’re representing every man, woman and child that’s ever had a dream to be successful! You’re representing every person out there that’s ever felt that they don’t have a voice. You’re representing every person out there that’s ever felt like they don’t matter.
“Well – THEY – matter!”
**--Jonny and Gloria continues walking as Jonny continues talking--**
“Championship or not, they live vicariously through me. We are one! When I hurt, they hurt. When they hurt, I hurt. When I’m standing on the top of that mountain, we’re all standing on the top of that mountain together, but when I’m in that valley oh so low, they reach out and they pick me up and that’s exactly what’s happening right now Ms. Matsuda!”
**--Once again, Jonny and Gloria stop as Jonny speaks into the camera towards Matsuda--**
“I’ve been drudging through that dark valley as of late, and as this time has drawn closer and closer, I’ve been feeling the hands of the people reaching out to me, lifting me up, pulling me to the mountain top along with them and by God, with the help of the people Ms. Matsuda, I’m gonna bring that International Championship back home to them, back to the people where it rightfully belongs!!”
**--Jonny and Gloria continue walking again but Jonny doesn’t immediately begin speaking again. The camera operator stops walking backwards and allows Jonny and Gloria walk past them. The scene cuts to in front of the Tokyo Dome. Jonny and Gloria walks into camera shot, looks up at the entrance to the arena. The camera operator moves the camera from the back of Jonny and Gloria to the front of them as they continue to look up. Jonny takes in a deep breath before speaking--**
“Aaaahhhh! The history that has occurred in those hallowed halls. Just…wow. And to think, in a matter of a few days even more history will be made here. The battles that will take place in this building will make the battles that the Samurais of days gone by seem like tea time. The fiercest of warriors going to war to prove their valor as the winner of the World Wrestling Headquarters’ Shogun Tournament. Championships are on the line and more importantly, pride is on the line.”
**--Jonny looks down at the camera--**
“Pride in calling yourself the better athlete. Pride in being known as the toughest competitor. Pride in knowing that you gave it your all and win or lose, you took your opponent to their absolute limit! The Shogun Tournament; the war over the Tag Team Championships; the battle over becoming the GM of Dystopia; Mr. Lyons Jr testing his spirit against the Nightmare King, Havoc as he tries to take the Affliction Championship away from him, but that’s not the only battle that Havoc is a part of…he also has to defend his World Championship against Zolton; and of course we have the match, the fight, the war between Ms. Matsuda and myself over the International Championship. So much at stake, so much up for grabs, so much that so many people are at war over.
“Now Ms. Matsuda, let’s get down to the brass tacks about our fight. We ALL know what and who you are. You are one of, if not THE fiercest competitor in this sport! Championship after Championship after Championship have you won from not only here in the World Wrestling Headquarters, but in other organizations on top of that. You have a fantastic collection of Championships and accolades, there’s no question about it. There’s talk about how the advantage is heavily in your favor going into this battle Ms. Matsuda and there’s nothing that I can think of that can actually argue that point to be honest.”
**--Jonny looks around himself at his surroundings then back down at the camera--**
“I mean, for God’s sake, we’re in your back yard Ms. Matsuda! The people here will solidly be behind you! Home field advantage is real! Then we can look at all of the tools in your arsenal. Heart, passion, tenacity, sheer will, ferociousness, the list goes on and on – though we share a lot of those characteristics, with everything that you have that proves that you’re the best there is at this very moment, you in and of yourself are an advantage!
“But with all that said Ms. Matsuda, what you don’t have that I possess is the hunger. The hunger and the drive to become the International Champion, to bring the People’s Championship back home to the People! No matter how many Championships you have in your collection at the moment, they don’t stack up to the prominence of being the People’s Champion Ms. Matsuda! Just being in the ring with you once again will be an honor and a privilege but to be able to bring the Championship back home to the People…well that’ll be even more satisfying. No doubt about it.
“Ms. Matsuda! You lucked out when your other Championship match had to be postponed, but nobody is luckier than the people who’ll be enjoying this battle and myself. At one point coming into this pay-per-view, you were set to defend your Women’s Championship against Renee Jonae. You were set to defend both Championships, but now ALLL of your focus is on one match, on one Championship defense. I get a fresher and more focused you than I thought I was going to get. I’m looking forward to it! I truly am! Because, you’re coming into Shogun as a double Champion – I get to make you go home with only one of them.
**--Jonny looks up at the entrance way to the Tokyo Dome then back down at the camera--**
“…I’ll see you soon!”
**--There’s another static interference then the scene cuts to black--**
Post by Matsuda & Serenity on Jan 1, 2021 23:18:11 GMT -5
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. House Minamiazabu December 31, Late Evening.
"How do you like it?"
The real estate agent's voice echoed throughout the area as Stephanie and her wife took a glimpse at the interior of the tenth floor penthouse condo. Monica watched her wife's expression carefully as Stephanie eyed the spacious living room up and down. Monica pulled her hands from her red winter coat and walked towards a smaller bedroom that had its own balcony. The agent took the couple's silence as encouragement to continue speaking.Though Stephanie spoke Japanese, the woman used English so her wife could understand.
“As you know, The House Minamiazabu is a ten-story apartment building here in the Hiroo neighborhood. This prestigious location is just a few minutes walk to Arisugawa Park, Hiroo Station and Roppongi Hills. The property was originally the site of the residence of the founder of Seibu Group. The residence was later purchased by Saison Group and became a members-only reception hall which hosted many private events and parties for Japan’s celebrities until it was demolished to make way for this apartment building.”
The lady paused for a moment as she watched Monica poke her head around the room.
“We have concierge service provided in cooperation with The Hotel Okura next door. We have an onsite 24-hr Caretaker to assist with any immediate needs. We have a party room, kitchen studio, a small golf range, and a guest suite for anyone who visits.”
Stephanie nodded several times as she remained firm where she was standing. She already knew what her answer was going to be.
"We'll take it."
The agent's jaw-dropped expression contrasted harshly with her prim and proper navy colored business attire. She didn't anticipate such a prominent athlete to make such a hasty decision.
"W-would you like to see the master bedroom first?"
Stephanie remained stoic as she nodded.
"Sure. But I have every intention of buying this place. It’s twenty minutes from JET HQ, and the building I want to be the CNC Tokyo branch.”
Monica nodded in agreement as she came out from the room.
“If you’re feeling confident with this place, then so am I. We’ll be renting the apartment for a few years before my wife retires from her current career.”
The real estate agent, who recognized Matsuda, placed a hand to her mouth.
“You’re retiring from wrestling Mrs. Matsuda?”
Stephanie walked around the living room for a moment in silence. It felt weird hearing that out loud, especially when it wasn’t something that was entirely set in stone. She adjusted her brown bomber jacket before replying.
“Let’s just say I’m weighing my options. I’m in town for a title defense, but my wife and I figured we’d check this place out. We walked by the building a few years ago and we knew this is where we wanted to be if we decided to move to Japan.”
The agent nodded her head as she bowed.
“Very good Mrs. Matsuda. Now allow me to show you the master bedroom.”
Stephanie grabbed her wife’s hand and the two followed the agent.
“I told you I was going to beat him.”
The camera opened to Stephanie Matsuda sitting in a Japanese hotel suite. The room itself is low-lit as the only source of light was on Stephanie herself. She was dressed in a white night Joshi Extreme Takeover nightshirt. A glass of wine rested on a nearby table. It was merely minutes after midnight, just moments into a new year. The former War Queen - now Queen of Fighters - She looked up at the camera and sighed for a moment before speaking.
“I told the world that I was going to walk right into that ring and defeat Havoc one...two...three. Your World and Affliction Champion defeated by these very hands. I exist in several promotions with him, and like me he’s conquered every obstacle that stood in his path. But despite his place in this promotion, despite all the power he claims to have, he never saw me coming. He didn’t see me because he chose not to, Jonny. The leader of The Ashes was ignorant enough to believe that he was superior to the Women’s World Champion, but alas I put him in his place. Before that match, we were equals, and now I’m on top of the Dystopia food chain. It should be us main eventing, Jonny. This match is the match that decides whether or not yours truly is the best of the best. There’s nobody else left to accomplish this task. Not yet, at least. My fated encounter with Renee has been delayed so I enter the new year with all five of my belts intact. You must be feeling lucky, huh? First crack at dismantling my legacy, one that I’ve spent the entirety of 2020 building. One that I’ve fought tooth and nail to defend. As much as I like to focus on World Wrestling Headquarters shit, I need to create a snapshot for you to know and understand how important this match is for me. You’re about to enter the ring to fight against a woman who not only you lost to, but got significantly stronger the last time we last crossed paths. You’re going to lock eyes with someone who's been a reigning and defending triple world champion for four months - virtually unheard of in our industry. Sure there’s the occasional double champ in a single company, but in three different places? It’s only been me, sweets. Jonny, what’s about to go down isn’t going to be your redemption story. It’s a cold reminder that Dystopia is Cloud City and eventually both world titles will be in my grasp. There is no crack in my foundation. I’m at the peak of my ability, and as long as my body can take the stress, I will run roughshod over this entire industry because that is the goal we should all be trying to achieve.”
Stephanie takes a sip of her wine before continuing.
“Sometimes I think about how much everyone in this industry lies to themselves. They claim they do this for other reasons than glory, but wrestling is a sport, is it not? For a sport to evolve, competition must be high. And what drives competition is desire. I already know what you desire Jonny: to become International Champion. You want to be the voice of the people, their champion who will stand up for them when the going gets tough. But, here’s the thing, sweets. The people want a winner. They want someone they can vicariously live through so they can either escape their pain or confront it with renewed vigor. Underdogs make for a good story, but in reality they rarely exist, nor do people actually want to be them. Underdogs are for those who are so insecure that they can’t bear to see themselves in a position of triumph. My words don’t mean to offend, but my fans know I never pull any punches. I don’t want to lie to those who lean on me for strength. The world is too unforgiving for me to mince words. That’s the difference between us, Jonny. You want the people to live on a prayer, and I want them to be in the present. Someone needs to show the people how they can be great now, not later. The world can’t wait for you to surpass your limitations, sweets. They need someone to believe in now, and right now I’m the only one they can rely on. I’m the Blasian American Dream they can bet on. And like how your loss to Chris Matthews follows you around, the idea that you could never get your belt back from The Queen of Fighters will stay with you until the end of days.”
Stephanie seemed lost in thought as she tilted against her chair, rocking back and forth slightly.
“There’s no denying that the International Championship was your belt, sweets. You took a middling midcard title and injected new life into it. And then I took it from your and elevated to heights unforeseen. Dystopia’s newest title is no longer an afterthought - it co-exists alongside the Women’s World Championship. And when this belt was taken from you, it was like you lost a piece of yourself. I can tell losing this belt had a profound effect on you. You rolled the dice, and things didn’t pan out so well for you. You have a bad knee and your will isn’t as strong as it was the first time we faced each other. This is not for me to disrespect or pick at you, sweets. I respect your work ethic, but I am worlds beyond you at this point, Jonny. I won’t ask a proud man like you to stand down, but what I can do is sacrifice you to my cause. This cold war between The Revolutionaries, Ashes, and The Queen of Fighters has reached a turning point, one that will find me on top. The only thing you, your friends, and your enemies have down was bicker amongst each other. I’m the only one in this standoff who actually cares about competition. Havoc lost to me when he lost sight of why he’s in the squared circle. Renee can’t surpass me because she thinks she already has. It’s been a while since she had a hard fought win that she could be proud of. She forgot what it means to be hungry. No matter how successful I am, Jonny I continue to crave more. You told Faith Wilde that you think you can beat me, that I’m too distracted to focus on our match. You’re not the first, nor the last to tell me these things, but yet here I am with all of my titles intact. I’ve had everyone from washed up legends to actual demonic horrors claim they can bring me down. And yet, still I rise.”
Stephanie chuckled to herself after quoting the title of the late Maya Angelou’s poem.
“It doesn’t matter what you say about me, sweets. It doesn’t matter how many people judge me and claim my in-ring character contradicts what I do outside of it. People can judge my open marriage, and question my loyalty to the promotions I’m signed with, including WWH. But alas, I know why their hate exists. They’re envy reveals a startling truth: it’s not that they want to be me, but rather they’re uncomfortable that I can live freely, flaws and all. I don’t need to put on an act, Jonny. I am who I am and when that bell rings I show you the realest version of myself. When we square off in that ring, you see the most primal side of myself. Fighting me is more intimate than banging your lady, sweets. It doesn’t get any more personal than that. The downside is that not everyone can handle being in that space with me. This is what separates the glorious from the broken. It isn’t impossible to defeat me - you just have to give up a part of yourself, and unfortunately I have the piece of you that was lost when I took the International Championship from your hands. I own that part of you - the part that gave you the fire needed to win. You will never surpass me if you don’t fight me like your life depends on it. But alas, you won’t, sweets. Because even with all the compliments you’ve given me, there’s a part of you that still looks down on me. There’s a part of you that thinks you’re going to walk right up in there and win the day, because the idea of Stephanie Matsuda winning all of the gold is preposterous. It’s like some kind of a silly dream on some kid’s console as he plays through Universe Mode. Well, this ain't a game, Jonny. It’s as real as it gets. I’m as real as it gets. And if that doesn’t click with you, then continue to roll the dice, sweets. Maybe one day, when I’m long gone, success will find you. But until then, allow me to bet the world and watch it pay off. This has been Stephanie “Cloud” Matsuda. The new Queen of Sexy. Know it. Understand it. Believe it.”
Stephanie winks at the camera, before offering a toast with the glass in her hand.
Azrael Erebus: Took a bit but I hope you all enjoy my very first piece as Azrael.
Aug 14, 2021 20:33:02 GMT -5
Azrael Erebus: It's been awhile since I wrote as the spaceman, lol
Aug 14, 2021 20:34:59 GMT -5
Eden: the cards posted are still running as scheduled, in case anyone is wondering. working on the twitter situation. we're gonna be ok.
Aug 27, 2021 3:06:27 GMT -5
Eden: and I'm going to be pushing some for suggestions and input on what you all want out of this experience. I've got some trust to re-earn on a few different fronts but I'm willing to work for that.
Aug 27, 2021 3:07:43 GMT -5
Eden: people booked on Dystopia check the Dystopia Location thread in the Dystopia promos forum above pls for further details on last minute show stuff?
Sept 17, 2021 15:52:54 GMT -5
Eden: imma try to finalize rules tonight, everybody's gonna need to "sign" them saying they agree with the characters they want and what show they want 'em on in the restart of booking, so just be prepared for that in case you're thinking of a show change.
Sept 17, 2021 15:53:20 GMT -5
Eden: word limits and general rules will go back to what's been in the rules previous. if you're unclear on this I'll answer questions when I have time around work.
Sept 17, 2021 15:53:22 GMT -5
Kirsty Mascara: so is the fed going on a break?
Sept 17, 2021 16:02:11 GMT -5
Eden: NOPE i'm just going to post a fresh version of rules to try to set boundaries to prevent the recent bad from happening again and make sure everybody continues to be able to have fun...
Sept 17, 2021 19:28:08 GMT -5
Eden: I'm going to ask that when they're up everybody sign them agreeing to them (I'll broadcast them as far and wide as I can soon as they are and don't mind making a list of people to PM alert here/twitter/discordwise just let me know where I'm going)
Sept 17, 2021 19:29:11 GMT -5
Eden: and from there I'll use everybody who's agreed in fresh cards to roll out as fast as all earthly possible so we can get back on schedule.
Sept 17, 2021 19:30:05 GMT -5
Eden: basically think of it as me drawing the line so nobody gets run over and making sure everybody's on board with said lines before I shove them into a deadline.
Sept 17, 2021 19:31:03 GMT -5
Eden: the poll closes tonight at Dystopia's deadline too, which will give me a final gauge on what you guys want those deadlines to be pace-wise.
Sept 17, 2021 19:31:44 GMT -5
Eden: Round one of updates done, board tweaks for a little bit of color and legibility plus THE RULES. you guys sign 'em while I get Dystopia together?
Sept 27, 2021 1:45:54 GMT -5
Penny & Jayce Idol: Anyone who is planning on being active but is not in discord/on the new Dystopia card, please PM me
Oct 7, 2021 20:57:04 GMT -5
Penny & Jayce Idol: Dystopia threads are up! Deadline still at the top of the page
Oct 10, 2021 12:21:58 GMT -5
Eden: roster listings should be up to date now, even if some of the headshots are old. have to get the desktop set up to get to the templates on there to fix that. updating claims soon too. let me know if anyone isn't listed or isn't in the right spot, thanks!
Oct 11, 2021 16:09:14 GMT -5