TWE WarPath 2/16/2013The arena is alive with cheers as TWE is live once again!
ShaneCole: Hello, ladies and gentlemen – and welcome to TWE WarPath! I'mShane Cole, here with my partner Jared Manning -
JaredManning: Hey, keep my name out of your mouth, Cole, I can introducemyself perfectly! **ahem** My name is Jared Manning, announcerextraordinaire, your one-man-match-calling-phenomenon... and thislump of uselessness next to me is my intern, Shane Cole. Pray for him– he may actually make it in this business one day.
ShaneCole: Anyway, tonight promises to be a night of shakeups andsurprises... as you may know, TWE has undergone some shakeups in thepast couple of weeks, and it's safe to say that the company – andthe future of wrestling itself – may be in the balance tonight!
JaredManning: It seems my mediocre broadcast partner may have a point,people... as you know, TWE is the proving ground of EWNCW – thelargest and most prestigious wrestling federation on the planet –and what happens here is crucial in the world of wrestling! Tonightmay be – no, WILL be – a pivotal moment in wresting history!
TheTitantron comes to life with a brief flurry of screen snow... andthen an interesting scene comes into focus. The camera sits at oneend of a long table... and around the table sit a group of mysteriousfigures, all their faces obscured by shadow. There is enough light toshow that each of these figures seem to be wearing business suits,and all seem to be looking towards the camera. The crowd inattendance looks on in curiosity, and after a few tense moments, oneof the mysterious figures speaks – with its voice obscured...
???:Hello, everyone of the TWE faithful. Allow us to introduceourselves... We are the TWE Board of Directors. As you may know, weare the corporate body that is responsible for overseeing thewell-being and prosperity of this company. Yes, TWE is a company. Awrestling company, but a company nonetheless. And a company must berun successfully. It must operate at optimum efficiency, it must bean established brand, and it must make profit. Those are thehallmarks of a successful company.
But,as of late... this company has not met those standards.
Asmost of you may know, the previous general manager, Marik, has beenthe longtime director of operations of TWE. He was a veteran leaderand well experienced, and for the most part he did his job. But as oflate, various... occurrences... have taken place under his watch. Thecompany has lost revenue. The bond between TWE and EWNCW has becomestrained. And various... individuals of interest... have been allowedto move and act unchecked. These occurrences have raised concernamong us, the board. And we are in no position to tolerate itfurther. As of now, Marik is no longer with TWE.
Thecrowd gasps in concert at the announcement.
BoardMember: As a result, there is a considerable... gap... in the TWEleadership hierarchy. We have taken this into consideration, and arenow seeking a replacement, long-term general manager.