Friday, March 25, 2016

Five Page Stories - Top Rope - Page 4

Start from the beginning.

The first three panels are a pseudo-montage of different matches, leading up to the match from page 1 in panel four.  El Cardenal Rojo should be in his fancy outfit from page 1 throughout.

1 - A Rufio-esque wrestler has El Cardenal Rojo in the sharpshooter (one of the greatest submission holds of all time).  Cardenal grimaces in pain and taps out.

CAPTION (CARDENAL): I couldn't get my head around this new status quo.

2 - Cardenal has been thrown through a table and lies semi-conscious in the remains.  A Mad Max-esque wrestler stands on the ropes looking out to the crowd, pumping them up after the big move.

CAPTION (CARDENAL): If my love was so strong, why was this so hard?

3 - Cardenal is being thrown from the top of a ladder by a wrestler in a full-head mask / helmet (not unlike Destro).  Cardenal flails uselessly through the air, heading towards an unfortunate landing.

CAPTION (CARDENAL): Had I been wrong all along?

4 - A panel similar to that of page 1, panel 5.  The Georgian Gangster remains on the second rope, celebrating to the fans.  Cardenal remains on the mat, but he looks up towards the audience, a look of surprise on his face, causing him to forget his loss and pain for the moment.

CAPTION (CARDENAL): But just when it felt like the pain was too much to bear.

5 - On a kid in the audience holding an El Cardenal Rojo sign (clearly made and written by her at home).  She looks as thrilled and excited as Cardenal did on page 2, panel 1.  In a similar way, she should be framed by two of the ropes, if possible.

CAPTION (CARDENAL): I realized different didn't necessarily mean worse.

Next page.

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