Honour The Belt
By the author of BARD: Owner of the Gemstone
*This is a fictious story and homage to professional wrestling
Autumn Spring takes a sip of water. Her experience with professional wrestling is that the best are tremendous actors. They become their character no matter what’s going on in their real life. Mamacita’s bunched up shoulders aren’t act. Autumn just knows the Mexican wrestler hates losing. But that she did, tells Autumn that Mamacita isn’t just about herself, but the business as a whole.
The next match is going to be the hardest to call. The Bionic Man is wrestling against The Lobster Claw, or just Lobster Claw. The Bionic Man is a young man still, and a war vet. His armoured vehicle drove over one too many landmines in Sudan while he was guarding Red Cross workers. His left arm, just below the elbow had to be amputated. She grounds her teeth. Lobster Claw is a semi-retired pro wrestler with over twenty years of experience. He’s also a retired Air Force mechanic. After a lot of arguments, The Source and the other promoters agreed to let The Bionic Man wrestle, as long as it was with an experienced wrestler.
An adapted version of military taps music blares. The bear-sized figure of Lobster Claw stomps out from the curtains at the back of the auditorium. His hands are dyed red. He alternating clasps his thumbs and pressed together fingers over his head. The claws are ready to cause damage to whoever opposes him.
Next, she hears soft tapping that grows louder and louder. “I am now complete,” sings a male voice. Dancing out from behind the stage curtain is The Bionic Man. Barely six feet (183 cm) tall, with a quarterback’s body he’s still as cocky as ever. He rolls under the bottom rope, does a spin and lands on his knees in the centre of the canvas. He thrust his bionic arm into the air.
All Autumn Spring hears, is the crowd gasp.
Jennifer Deslaurier for portraying Autumn Spring
Southern Ontario Professional Wrestling
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