War games that one time of year when you essentially get to talk shit about the entire roster, because most of the roster (or anyone who’s important really) is in that match. Let’s do a trip down memory lane shall we?
2008… Batman was what we were all talking about that summer. It was an amazing movie. That was kind of how War Games was in HOW that type of indepth level of action. Now I never would allow myself to be Batman. No, and I sure as hell wasn’t Joker. No, that was Shane Reynolds and Max Kael. Everyone was so focused that people forget about Harvey….and that was how I successfully accomplished my Victory. I did some politics and got Batman on my side. I couldn’t have won without him. I am fully aware of that. But Batman trusted someone with the gift of gab and we all know you don’t trust a politician…
That was the me of 2008… Now… I am more like the Scarlet witch in Dr. Strange. She’s not the villain but is viewed as it. She’s really just a mother. She did what she had to for her babies. I see that, I identify with that on such a carnal level. But yet, you see the misogyny where she is turned into the villain for just simply doing what a mother does. We’re sure most of the other avengers do a lot of terrible things, but all she wanted was her kids and she’s the villain? That like the fans of HOW get things wrong. That is how women become witches. It was no different in Salem, it’s no different today. A woman does what she must and she is vilified for it.
She is one of the most powerful yet last thought of. It has been made abundantly clear by most of my teammates that I am the last person they want on their team. So me being a team player at the end of the day, remember this is me being reasonable.
But most of the time the avengers don’t utilize her as they should and then when they realize what they have after they’ve turned on her after they have taken her for granted. They want to vilify her for their shortcomings.
Hmm all of it feels a little too familiar. It is weaker males that turn females such as myself into the villains in their narrative.
I refuse to allow beta males like Harrison to dictate the outcome of War Games.
That’s just it isn’t it? Men who get up in their feelings, they have to Puff their chest out and raise a big stink to make people aware that they exist! We see you sit down sweetie, you’re not as important as you think.
The only reason Harrison has that LSD title is Author Pleasant beat Sektor. On a good day he couldn’t hold a candle to Sektor. That is the only reason he holds that belt was because Pleasant got lucky. If Sektor was at full force and focused on Pleasant that title wouldn’t be in Harrison’s grubby little hands. All that work on Pleasant part and it doesn’t matter he isn’t here any more….Harrison is reaping the benefits of Pleasant’s hard work. The miracle man, like miracle whip? Mayonnaise because you’re about as bland as it. I’m not talking about your skin complexion, I’m talking about everything about you that is bland. Seasoned less flavorless
Sektor held that title and it meant something. Harrison holding the title is a pathetic cliffnote in HOW history. Congratulations Harrison, give yourself a pat on the back then fade into obscurity where you belong. You got lucky and the true miracle is that you think you’re on the same level as myself because of that belt. Honey, I’ve already had that title once, I’m just coming back to show I can do it again.
There’s so many names and yet so many names have my name coming out of their mouths. Jace, JPD. He’s a decent wrestler, if you ignore that he is sexist pig with mommy issues, daddy issues, and body dysmorphia issues. I haven’t forgotten about him, I just like to pretend he doesn’t exist. What hurts males ego more than acting like they don’t exist? At least a male like JPD’s ego is the one that’s bothered by being ignored by a female. It’s actually quite humorous. They get a little hurt feelings, because people don’t want to give Credence to their ego which is over inflated and overhyped.
There’s Christopher america.. the most annoying blind toxic patriotism. One of the key problems with America is being so ignorantly blind that America is the end all be all. Christopher America in a nutshell, but he will see it as a badge of honor. Christopher America is what the founding fathers wanted. He is the ideal of what their dreams were. Christopher America continuing the legacy of problematic behavior in name. Sure, in action not as awful as slave owning rapists of the founding fathers. But when you look at it like that, you’re setting the bar really low. He is back for “America.” Though it wouldn’t surprise me if Mario sent him to stop me. He has always been the worst thing about this country.
David Noble, the one man who should thank me. But he’s too busy being pissy blaming me for whatever he thinks happened to Conor. Instead of seeing what happened as Conor growing and shedding the need of someone like Noble. I have to fight and wrestle before I actually get to compete in war games and he just gets put into it again. Where is the thank you?
Tyler Best … moving on. Scott Stevens… you know I actually had to wrestle to earn my spots. But Bias, board members and nepotism shows the inequality and injustices I continue to be met with.
I know what I did at War Games 2008. No one wants to let it die, let’s just call it the “Carey Clause” Since everyone wants to be shocked and awe at what I did back in 2008; when every single one of you would have done it if you would have had the balls. But that’s what it comes down to isn’t it? Who has the balls and who doesn’t y’all can talk a big game but at the end of the day I’m the only one who actually ever pulled the trigger. I’m the only one to give myself the World title. That the clause existed yet I have been the only one smart enough to use it. Make all the excuses you want you’re not me because you don’t have the balls to be me.
Yes there are teams, and it seems like everyone wants to have the little group chat text and I’m not part of that. You all have done what you felt you’ve had to do, and I can’t begrudge anyone for doing that. There is only one person on this team I can say I give a damn about. The only one who checked to see how I was. The locker room leader, the champ Conor Fuse. No one else answered a text. No one could be bothered. At the end of the day when I do what I have to I hope everyone realizes this is me being reasonable.
We see the familiar hotel setting with a tv on as we see in the master bed room. The background isn’t HOTv playing but CNN. We see Bobbinette Carey packing her gear bag up. She’s wearing a pair of black pants with a pink top. Her curly hair is loose and wild around her face.Her back to the tv. She puts her boots in and steps back looking at her bag. She bit the inside of her cheek while looking over the bag. Hearing Don Lemon in the background. She paces back and forth before zipping her gear bag. She turns around and bumps into the chair at the foot of her bed. On a chair is a military grade safety vest and a helmet. Her eyes go down to it then back to the screen showing the latest updates. Her arms wrap around herself as she stands in silence watching the news story. She seems almost in a trance as the buzzing of a phone breaks her concentration. She shakes her head and reaches into her pocket. She answers the video call seeing her young daughter Mimi on the other line.
Mimi: hi mommy!
The little girl waves enthusiastically.
Bobbinette: Hi my Princess.
Bobbinette forces a smile seeing her daughter.
Mimi: I miss you! When are you coming home?
The little girls smile turns into a huge pout.
Bobbinette: I miss you too my baby girl.
Bobbinette says in a soft motherly tone. The second half of her question unanswered leaves Mimi unsatisfied.
Mimi: When are you coming home?
She asks persistently. Bobbinette feels a lump in her throat.
Bobbinette: Tuesday I should be home.
Bobbinette forces a smile and quickly changes the topic.
Bobbinette: Are you being good?
Mimi giggles and shakes her head yes.
Bobbinette: that’s my powerful little girl. You go play and remember Mommy loves you.
Mimi: forever and always!
Mimi blows kisses at the screen then drops the phone running away giggling. The phone is picked up by Leah her mom friend who notices her friends eyes watering.
Leah: You okay?
Bobbinette nods her head clearing her throat.
Bobbinette: Yeah, I’m epic…
Leah: The red nose And eyes say you’re lying.
Bobbinette: Just missing Mimi. Look …if anything happens…
She starts and then abruptly shakes her head, The screen is suddenly shared by Michelle and Leah.
Michelle: You mean like you going to a war torn country to wrestle? Cause umm that’s happening right now.
Michelle snarks with a loving tone.
Bobbinette: Look, if something were to happen..I went out doing something I loved.
Leah: I am sure that will be great for Mimi. Mommy loved wrestling so much she…
Leah trails off her face filled with worry.
Bobbinette: Look, I’m safe and it’s a 9 hour car ride there. I’ll text you guys and keep you posted the whole way. I may be bruised up after the match. Lee wouldn’t let his whole roster be in direct danger. We are safe.
She says with a convincing smile as she looks at her friend’s.
Bobbinette: The match is the worry. I’ll be epic just don’t let Mimi watch okay?
Michelle: who would let their kids watch that?!
Leah nudges Michelle.
Michelle: she won’t watch it. Be safe keep us posted. We love you.
They blow kisses at their friend as Bobbinette laughs, blowing air kisses back to her squad.
Majandra: I almost believed you for a moment myself. I forget you’re a good actress when you want to be.
Majandra says by the bed room door behind Bobbinette. Bobbinette doesn’t look back towards her daughter.
Bobbinette: War Games is serious. Plus I have to get some color on this stuff. I don’t look good in Camo.
Bobbinette says picking up the jacket and keeping her Back turned to her daughter.
Majandra: It’s okay to be Scared. You’re going into a war hot zone.
Bobbinette: It’s not even like a big big war. Like the Russians exposed themselves to radiation poisoning.
Bobbinette says setting her vest down and going back to her gear bag and repacking it.
Majandra: People are dying.
Majandra says getting closer to her mother.
Majandra: You could die..
Bobbinette: Well then you’d get my HOW contract.
Bobbinette jokes. Majandra sprints her around looking at Bobbinette.
Majandra: You don’t have to do this.
Majandra’s eyes show worry.
Bobbinette: I know I don’t. I’m going to and then we will go to your aunt Ely’s to train next week.
Majandra: Mom I’m serious. Let’s just… go home.
She pleads with her eyes watering. Bobbinette takes a deep breath and hugs her oldest daughter tightly.
Bobbinette: I am a person of my word. That Is all you have in life. Everyone’s being so extra.
Bobbinette’s eyes water for a brief second as she kisses the top of her daughter’s head.
Bobbinette: baby girl….
She sighs taking a deep breath. Her daughter doesn’t break the hug but squeezes tighter. Bobbinette takes a few deep breaths.
Bobbinette: You’re forgetting who your mom is.
Bobbinette pulls away from her daughter and smiles.
Bobbinette: Here start recording.
Bobbinette hands Majandra a video camera.
Majandra: Are you serious?
Majandra looks down at the video camera.
Bobbinette: You press the red button and focus on me.
Majandra sighs, heaving the camera on her shoulder. Bobbinette stands back by the window to get into focus. Majandra gives her a thumbs up.
Bobbinette: Since everything old is new again I guess that means that I have to say everyone’s name like destiny’s child because retro’s in right? 2008 is something we’re going to harp on so why not go back even further? I mean dresses from the 90s are in style again so a throwback reference from destiny’s child from the ’90s should be relevant right?
Bobbinette laughs a little as she flips her hair over her shoulder.
Bobbinette: Now since I came back I said I was going to win war games and everyone got mad! Man did everyone get up in their chest; so much that people did not want to pick me! Ha! oh wait…. I was the first person drafted in the second round. Then having to fight for my spot to stay in war games was a little ridiculous… You know anything to try to stop my plans.
She swats her hand in the air like she is swatting at an annoyance.
Bobbinette: Harrison I haven’t heard ego from you, it’s true. I will say Enjoy the belt and your false illusions that the highwaymen have given you. Yes I’m sure they’ve all hyped you up that you can do it! “You can beat Carey cause she isn’t the same.”
Bobbinette does a bad imitation of a male voice. She looks off in the distance up as she’s looking towards the sky.
Bobbinette: The lies they whisper to you, are that they think you can beat me. They know you can’t but they want you to believe in yourself. There is nothing wrong with believing in yourself. Be realistic, aim low and keep your head down and Harrison you may have a decent career in the future. The LSD title is just a taste of the career you can have. I say because a taste is all you get before I rip the title from you. The truth is when I came back I said I was winning war games.
Bobbinette has a proud smile across her face.
Bobbinette: The way I win war games starts through the “miracle man”, it starts through you Steve.
She looks directly at the camera with a serious glare.
Bobbinette: Normally I wouldn’t even notice you, you are nothing to me and you are no one to me, I wouldn’t waste my breath on you but unfortunately as I said my path to war games is through you. So that means I had to focus on you. I had to study about you and the only thing I learned was I was completely exhausted from boredom after trying to figure out anything about you that actually held relevance or meaning to me!
She says, rolling her eyes.
Bobbinette: The miracle is that you have a wrestling career, the miracle is that you’re in HOW, the miracle is that you think you are on the level of everyone else in war games when you are not. Miracle or delusions? Because it’s more delusions than anything. Miracle’s are fleeting, and like luck they always run out. But that’s just the start of my night. Once I win the LSD title, and that’s when the real match happens.
Bobbinette grabs her gear bag and walks out of the bedroom of her hotel suite to the main room.
Bobbinette: People like David Noble and others should be grateful. David Noble should be thanking me, because I had to “earn” my spot in war games against him.
She turns around finally looking at the camera once she is near the table in the main part of the suite. She sets her bag on the table.
Bobbinette: David took MY spot taking Sektor’s place. It was my spot that David manipulated his way into my spot. He wants to call me corrupt, at least I am honest at who I am. You’re welcome David for such generosity.
She says with annoyance in her voice.
Bobbinette: Now with me talking about applying for dual citizenship of Poland there’s been a lot of people having opinions. Let me be the first to say I am NOT anti-america. I’m anti Christopher America. It’s over his head why Juneteenth is important and why representation matters. But it isn’t surprising. What some may find surprising is that I respect Solex.
She pauses letting the words she spoke sink in.
Bobbinette: Yes I respect Steve Solex because he served our country. whereas Christopher America profits off of this country. One’s a profiteer, the other is a hero; a veteran who has my respect. I can’t say that about a lot of people and I’ve probably never said it out loud about a lot of people. But Solex did something that most of us are too afraid to do, he fought for this country. He fought for my right to say whatever the hell I please just to piss off people like Christopher America. So for his contribution I say thank you Solex.
She says with a firm nod to the camera.
Bobbinette: Stronk, the NEW big man of HOW.
Majandra: Stronk Daddy.
Bobbinette: I am not calling him daddy that’s weird…
She takes a deep breath almost not sure what the right words are.
Bobbinette: Thank you for your support in promoting positivity of plus size women being attractive too. Yes I appreciate you’re romantic interest in me… thank you? Good luck at wargames.
She says with a soft awkward smile.
Bobbinette: I am sure that if things were different.. we could have been… friends. I look forward to seeing your wrestling career flourish, just not against me. We are in the same back, but it doesn’t mean that we have to actually interact with each other. Umm…. Good luck, but not against me?
Her face looks completely perplexed. She takes a deep breath shaking off the awkwardness.
Bobbinette: JPD … I initially wanted you on my war games team, not because of your shining sparkling personality, no you’re a trash human being, but I wanted you because you’ve won war games before, like myself. You carried Tyler Best. However it doesn’t make up for the fact that you are one of the worst type of people. The epitome of machismo, you’re one of those types of males. You’re not an alpha, yet you’re not a beta. You toxic masculinity at its core. And I would have no better joy than ridding HOW of the stain that is your existence. How funny would it be for you to survive just to be ended by me?
She giggles in almost a sinister manner. She smiles brightly.
Bobbinette: Though you do have one positive spot on your team that could help you, unfortunately he’s a terrible wrestler… He’s just all about “hardcore” tacky matches. Yes, I’m talking about my bosom companion Scottywood. Scooter, we’ve been down this road you’re a crap wrestler you know this. If hardcore wrestling didn’t exist you wouldn’t have a career. Because you get to use fun props and bust people open is the whole reason you’re here. What you almost did to Clay, I watched on in horror. I am not naive enough to think you wouldn’t hurt me in some way shape or form just when War games. But I also have to say this at the end of the day scooter, will you be able to look yourself in the mirror just for war games? Taking away my dreams, I don’t think you can. So, just sit this one out for me buddy….
She winks at the camera nodding for him to take the L.
Bobbinette: That is everyone.
From behind the camera.
Majandra: Tyler! Stevens?
Bobbinette: Nope. Tyler didn’t deserve his spot and Stevens…. It is beyond me how I had to qualify to get a chance to come back and qualify again after missing one match, and these people are just handed the spots. Whereas I have had to fight and bust my ass for it. People want to talk about me acting like I just deserve things? What about the people who just get handed things? Handouts! The hypocrisy continues as always to where I have to do three times the work for half of the credit. So why shouldn’t I claim a victory? Why shouldn’t I stand there saying that I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I win war games 2022?
Her face is red with annoyance and anger.
Bobbinette: you know, war games 08 apparently has done such emotional damage to people that weren’t even there. So much that they like to bring it up. It’s kind of funny and sad at the same time. If you’re standing there holding on to my past, why am I the problem?
She shrugs her shoulders in disbelief.
Bobbinette: The problem is you people want to talk about how I live in the past. You people won’t let my past go! You are worse than an annoying ex- who can’t get over that I’ve moved on and Evolved.
Her voice gets louder as she narrows her eyebrows.
Bobbinette: The level of pathetic that you all have to be saying my name like I owe you money. For me “not” being such a threat my name is sure coming out of your mouths way more frequently than it should be. Someone who isn’t a threat you say their name once you keep it moving. The reality is you all know what I’m capable of.
Bobbinette: You were all absolutely right. I am not who I once was. I am not doing this because I have to because it is going to start my career, not to prove that I belong here. I’ve both been there and done that. I’m doing this because I can. Because you’ve all taken it for granted and rested on your laurels. You’ve been given some false illusions that I can’t still go. Have you been paying attention? Clearly not, the fact that you can so easily dismiss me is where your downfall has always been. Always counting me out, never giving me the credit I deserve. in your mind somewhere I didn’t earn it, in your mind somewhere I’m not nearly as good as I used to be and you’re right I’m not, I’m better.
She motions for her daughter to cut the feed. Majandra looks from behind the camera at her mother. Majandra smiles at her mom, feeling pride in the words of her mother. Majandra lowers the camera down as Bobbinette walls back into her room emerging seconds later with the vest and helmet. Bobbinette says nothing as she grabs her gear bag and exits the suite before it dawns on Majandra what her mother did. She left.