The Big Change
I was waiting for Nick Mondo, Nick is also a pro wrestler and my favourite opponent and we have been best friends since we were kids. Nick and I had just had a main event spot in Combat Zone Wrestling’s main pay per view of the year “Walk way to Hell”. CZW is where Nick and I work, Nick and I have been working there for about three years and we were both being paid about $75,000 a year. Nick and I grew up in England and at the age of 18 when we left collage we both moved too Philadelphia in the USA.
Walk way to Hell” is our favourite ppv of the year because that is when we both made our first appearance 3 years ago. Nick was at the hospital ward after getting parts of a light strip in his eye after he hit me with one in our match, I was fine just a few scratches. The match was great but there was one mistake near the end and this mistake is the one, which ended Nick’s career. Nick threw me out of the ring and then came out after me, he snap suplexed me on the concrete floor and then went to get a light strip.
The fans were screaming and so was the announcer Joey Styles but when Nick brought the light strip back over his head for a big swing, the top of the strip smashed on the turnbuckle and glass flew everywhere, unfortunately for Nick glass flew in his eye and the rest cut a 12 year old fan at ring side. The cut gashed the small boy all down his left cheek and as you can imagine his parents were not happy so they forced to sue CZW, for this Nick Mondo formally know in the ring as Sick Nick Mondo Was given the sack luckily for me I wasn’t and the family dropped all charges on the federation.
But I wasn’t happy Nick and I had grown up together so if he got fired I quit. Eventually at 11:35pm Nick flew in the doors and man he did not look happy, he was as pale as a ghost and had a massive patch over his eye and just by looking at him I could tell he was really pi$$ed off. Nick walked up to me at the bar and said, “Hey Kid you want a wrestle” so I replied with a “hell yeah”. Ten minuets later I find myself climbing through a window into the CZW arena with Nick giving me a push up onto the window ledge, I got through the window and helped Nick up.
While we were walking over too the ring we noticed a cleaner walk through the door “never mind me lad’s carry on with your stuff” he yelled across the stadium. We walked over too the ring and went through our routine warm up and then the match began. It started off with a few spots; spots are loads of reversal moves done very quickly, then came in the hip-toss’s, body slams and other small moves, while we were wrestling we noticed that the cleaner had actually sat down and watched us wrestle. By now the match was going really well loads of moves no stops and I think that match was the best match of my career so far.
The match ended when Nick hit a 450 moonsault on me, I just wish someone was filming it because we done some awesome stuff in that match. After the 1 2 3 pin we heard a small applause coming from the back and yes it was the cleaner who had actually sat through the whole match, the cleaner then stood up and walked out without saying a word and we never saw him again. Nick and I then split up and went our separate ways home, food, sleep and wrestling were the only things on our minds when we drove off. Well it was 1:00am and I had to be at training at 10:00am so I went home to bed.
Even though I was out off business I still wanted to keep in shape. My alarm clock woke me up at 8:30am, when I say alarm clock what a really mean is my girlfriend. My girlfriend is called Helen she is from New York and is 22 years old, we have been together for 2 years and we are now living in a big house in a very posh estate we have two cars I have a “Ford Mustang Mash 1” and Helen has a “Toyota 2000 GT”. Helen and I went too Steve’s Steak House for breakfast, that is where we usually go on weekday morning’s for a full English breakfast.
After breakfast Helen went to work, she is a lawyer for a big company in the city and in a way is my “little sugar mama”. After Helen goes I go to training at the gym. I arrived at the gym at 10:00am and I saw Nick waiting at the gym gates for me, he told me that he needed to speak to me about last night. We went in to the gym where he asked me if I had picked up his wallet when we left, I told him that the last time I saw it was when he was buying me a pint at the pub before we left.
After the gym Nick and I went to the CZW arena to see if the cleaner had found it but when I asked the caretaker he said that all cleaners leave the arena at 5:30pm and that it was impossible that there could be any one in the arena after that time because he was the last person out that night and there was no one there when he locked up. From there Nick and I went on a wallet hunt around the stadium but there was no luck. Yes there is a reason why we were trying to find Nicks wallet and it is because there was two tickets for WRESTLEMAINA 27!!
That very night, yes the WWE’s biggest ppv of the year on the 21st July 2011 and we had just lost the last tickets. Nick and I then went back to Nick’s car but when we got there we realised that Nick’s wallet was on the dashboard and that the car was wide open. We both launched our selves into the car too see if the tickets were still there and they were but they weren’t our tickets they were front row tickets. We had ringside tickets to wrestlemaina but we didn’t no why, and all of Nick’s money was still there so somebody had stolen his wallet and upgraded our seats about $200 more.
So now we had the tickets we went home to get ready for the big night. When we arrived at the arena we were given V. I. P back stage passes and were sent to Shane McMahon the owner of the WWE. While we were walking to meet Shane I saw the cleaner in the dressing room training up The Rock and that was when I worked it all out. When we arrived at Shane’s office we went in and sat down “good evening gentlemen” he said “I hear you are no longer wrestling for CZW, but I have got some business for you two tonight”.
By now Nick and I were on the edges of our seats waiting for him to say it “would you two boys like to make a surprise attack on The Rock tonight during his steel cage match with Stone Cold Steve Austin” by then we were both jumping up and down “YES” I said “well then that’s that sorted then” Shane then shook our hands and walked out. To be truthful I had tears in my eyes and so did Nick we were going to wipe out The Rock and we couldn’t wait. We waited nervously backstage for 6 long hours and then it was time for action.
We were walked down to ringside with wrestling masks on for disguise and when the blackout started for the cage to be lowered we snuck under the ring. We waited there for 30 minutes and when the referee gave the signal we broke out from under the ring and started to lay into The Rock. The WWE announcers Jim Ross and Jerry king were screaming “It is Sick Nick Mondo and Crazy Kid from CZW they are helping Stone Cold” and there he was right in front off us Stone Cold Steve Austin with three cans of Budweiser in his hands he then threw one two me and Nick and in front of 21 thousand screaming fans we drank beer and poured it in The Rocks face.
But before I knew it The Rock was on his feet again laying into me with powerful forearms he then spat in the palm of his right hand and by then I realised what was coming to me but I couldn’t do anything, The Rock then made a fist and smashed me in the eye with a massive right hook, he then lifted up my right arm and WHAMM he hit me with a Rock Bottom and man it hurt so I laid there in a daze with thick red blood pouring from my eyebrow. After some real brutal wrestling we laid The Rock on a table then Stone Cold came over to me and told me to do a shooting star press leg drop on The Rock through a table of the top rope.
And before I knew it I was climbing a WWE turnbuckle, I had never done this before and I knew I couldn’t because it was not high enough so I just kept climbing to the top of the steel cage and it was there I stood and looked at 21 thousand people screaming, camera men running around trying to get the best angle, the press flashing away, Jim Ross screaming his head off, Shane McMahon staring at me with amazement and Stone Cold and Nick in a stun of disbelief, I knew what Nick was thinking it was that I was going to do it and it was going to be good.
So I stood at the top of the cage fans chanting my name and my heart froze I looked down at The Rock and he opened his eyes and winked at me as if to say that I should do it so it was then I launched myself up and forward all I saw was flashing of cameras I followed through with a moonsault and landed it perfect. I looked up and saw Shane and paramedics running to ringside, Stone Cold jumped on top of The Rock and pinned him he get the 1 2 3 and he was new WWE champion.
By the time the Steel Cage had risen I was still on the floor but with one thing extra, a broken leg. Stone Cold was happy I was happy and so was Nick, Steve and Nick carried me back stage with a row of paramedics and Shane following so we left The Rock with a smile on our faces and a Bud in our hands and a packed full arena chanting C Z DUB.