2022 was a great year for me both professionally and personally. I was rehired back as an active competitor and I had been given multiple opportunities to test my mettle against the absolute best in High Octane Wrestling. I wasn’t victorious in every excursion, but I pushed the champions to their limits and it took everything they had to beat me and I know that pleased HIM and HE had chosen well to bring me back despite what the outsiders may have said. More importantly, the Stevens Dynasty was back at full strength when my son came back home and we…..I couldn’t be happier. The ending to the year was like a Fairytale ending as the Hero conquered the Villain and the 97 Red hero of HOW, Scott Stevens, conquered the villainous MercDad of the Evil McKenna Blue Highwaymen.
They say life couldn’t get any better when you have a wonderful family, a hot ass wife, kids that idolize you and you are a world champion, but it can when you get a brand new contract with a fat raise and bonus options for winning. I spoiled everyone with lavish gifts through the holiday break from my new raise because I love spoiling my family not because I can it’s because I want to. My family works just as hard as I do if not harder when they put me first because they know I am the megastar of the group and even though my star may shine brightest I always reward my planets and moons inside my solar system.
2023 is here and you would think I would be on top of the world and nothing could get me down…….you would be wrong.
I knew it was coming, but I didn’t expect that vermin, Jace Parker Davidson, to willingly sacrifice a championship to get rid of me. I expected the attack to occur after we had lost the titles and he can say I lost the titles. It’s funny how my little buddy likes to say he does all the work in our matches, but it wasn’t Jace who was pinning Bergman in our match at ICONIC. He can say whatever he wants and make all the excuses in the world, but the fact remains Lee may have chosen me as his partner because I gave Jace the best chance at winning the HOTv Tag titles because all of Jace’s handpicked partners always came up short…….scratch that, they fucking lost every time they were in the ring with the Highwaymen and Lee was tired of fucking losing.
As much as I loved being a champion once again I am not anymore and I have to switch gears and focus on what matters now and that’s becoming the number one contender to Jace’s LSD championship. To become the top contender and punch my ticket to March to Glory I have to win the LSD Championship Tournament and that isn’t going to be an easy task. This week I have Darin Zion in his first match back and he’s riding a wave of momentum with a big victory at PWA 1. Zion is hungry to gain traction once more after being fired for the way he conducted himself when he was last seen in a HOW ring despite the fact that he won.
Location: San Antonio, Texas: Stevens Wrestling Facility
Date: January 17, 2023
The sound of heavy breathing is heard as the image comes into focus as we see the Demi-God of HOW leaning against the top turnbuckle inside one of the training rings of his family’s wrestling school. With every heavy breath that escapes the Texan’s mouth sweat drips from his half naked body and soaks the already drenched ring covering.
“You’re here early?”
A voice breaks the silence and catches the Demi-God’s attention as he slowly raises his head and sees his father approaching the ring.
The son replies and Cary shakes his head.
“You need to rest.”
Cary informs his oldest, but the stubbornness kicks in.
Scott replies between each breath.
“And why not?”
Cary asks bluntly and Scott seems annoyed by his father’s questioning as the massive bruising around his left eye is fully seen in the light.
“BECAUSE I OWE JACE PARKER DAVIDSON A FUCKING ASS WHOOPING!”
Stevens shouts loud enough for his voice to echo throughout the facility before pointing to his eye as his father sighs.
“Son, you wanting to work harder is great and all, but you have to be smarter. Fuck stick Davidson did what he did because he knows you are the biggest threat to his reign as LSD champion. He purposely sabotaged the tag title match to get you all riled up that you’ll be focused on him instead of your opponent at Chaos. With you focused on Jace instead of Zion that guarantees an almost instant defeat.”
Cary informs his son before stopping himself.
“Hell, if I’m correct, Darin Zion is on a two match win streak and he’s more motivated than ever to win this tournament and take your spot at March to Glory. So when I say you got to work smarter, not harder you have to have a cooler head and focus on the main prize and not let people like Fuck stick psyche you out.”
Scott hears his father’s words and nods and drops down and rolls out of the ring.
“Where you going?”
Cary asks as his son heads to the locker room.
“I’m going to get my shit and head home to take a nap before coming back up here and train some more.”
The Texan shouts as his father chuckles as he heads to his office.
What is love?
A song by Haddaway.
Baby don’t hurt me.
Don’t hurt me, no more.
Webster’s defines love as strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties like the love a parent has for their children. An attraction based on sexual desire: affection and tenderness felt by lovers. Or an affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests like sports, music, books, etc.
There are many levels of love….
This past years you saw many levels of love from me.
You saw Obsessive when I put up my son as collateral, even though I didn’t have to, when I battled Michael Lee Best in a championship match. I was obsessed with beating him again he could’ve said anything that I probably would’ve agreed to anything.
You saw Self when I stumbled down the rabbit hole into an uncontrollable downward spiral that I avoided and pushed away my entire family because I didn’t want to drag them down with me because of my failures and shameful humiliations.
Familial occurred when HE brought me back and I transitioned into the Demi-God of HOW out of respect and to honor HIM.
Obsessive occurred again as I let my son be physically and verbally abused at the hands of the Highwaymen because he didn’t abide by the Stevens Dynasty standard of success. This is what we call tough love and/or idiocy.
When my son left the dungeons of the Highwaymen and came home no matter how angry or ashamed I was for what I did to him and just standing by and letting the abuse happen he was able to forgive me and move forward as a family because that’s unconditional love. No matter how many times I fuck up my family will love me unconditional and I will forever love them.
So when someone throws the term love around as loosely as Darin Zion has of late it pisses me off.
Darin calls himself, “Real Love.”
What the fuck is that?
It’s not a diss, but what the fuck is that?
Is he claiming that only he can provide real love?
Is Zion claiming he is the only love with the realest love of the wrestling business?
Only the love shown between him and his family is realer than everyone else is?
Regardless of the reason, he’s using it as a catchphrase and gimmick to sale merchandise instead of embodying the true meaning behind it. I showed what real love was truly about when I kept my promise to my son at ICONIC when I prevented Steve Solex from winning the LSD and Tag team championships. That’s REAL LOVE.
Honestly, is the real reason you call yourself, ‘Real Love” is because you’re so desperate for adulation and affection that this is the only way to get it?
The only way to feel loved is having strangers chant your name and throw up heart gestures with their hands?
Zion, you are one of the most talented performers not just in HOW, but in all of the wrestling industry, but you are so self-conscious of what others think of you and so socially awkward that any good thing you achieve you fuck it up by being you and not taking advice from people who have your best interests. I mean, you threw a bitch fit and took your ball and went home because you had to face Brian Hollywood for the umpteenth time.
Get over it.
You and Hollywood are joined at the hip just like Scottywood and I am. Do you think I enjoyed facing him pay-per-view after pay-per-view after pay-per-view?!?!?!?
But I did it anyway because HE decreed it.
Hell, when I was the LSD champion many moons ago do you think I enjoyed facing Chris Diamond every other week? Fuck no, but I did it anyway because he was the top contender for it at the time and that division back then revolved around Scottywood, Diamond, Hollywood and myself. I may have threw a fit but I still went out there and did what was asked. I did try to get the match canceled because of some bullshit clause that I wanted in my contract that I knew Lee wouldn’t sign off on. I didn’t try to hire a double to wrestle my match for me either because I have more respect for myself than you do.
Hell, you claim HOW is the best wrestling promotion in the world and you love it, but yet you do everything in your power to get yourself fired because you don’t get your way and when GOD let’s you come back you compete at PWA not under the HOW banner, but the PRIME banner. That’s a slap in the face to all of us in HOW. If you were going to do that you should’ve just waved the banner of the HOW company that has the zero instead of an “O” since you don’t want to show the company that has done everything for you any real love.
Zion, when I tell you this, this isn’t coming from the Demi-God of HOW, but instead it’s coming from me, Scott Stevens. You will make the HOW Hall of Fame, but you aren’t going to go in as a solo act as that was evident in the voting as you got zero as did Hollywood and his resume eclipses yours by a large margin. You’ll probably be inducted as a member of Sex and Money and how will you feel about that? You have made it loudly clear throughout the years that the one thing you really love about HOW is making into the Hall of Fame, but you also have made it increasingly known you want to distance yourself from Brian Hollywood. How will you take it if you are voted in next year into the Hall of Fame with Hollywood as Sex and Money? Are you going to quit because your greatest accomplishment is shared with the person’s who’s shadow you’re trying to distance yourself from? Quite the conundrum you might be experiencing in the near future.
The thing is Zion, you see Brian Hollywood as a shackle that is weighing you down professionally and personally, but it’s actually helping you because it made you the person you are now, but you don’t want to embrace the truth. “Real Love” Darin Zion seems like a shell of the Darin Zion that came into HOW. Sex and Money Zion told us he was going to was going to beat you in the most douchbaggery of ways while showing stacks of money towards the camera and hanging with models at the Hollywood mansion eating KFC when ya’ll allowed Hanson to tag along. Sex and Money Zion didn’t need 4Z Networks or any other gimmicks to do his talking for him because his abilities in the Golden Circle was enough talk. I have stumbled and wandered in obscurity for a long time, but it took me being myself that allowed me to succeed not some silly characterization of myself. I’m sure you’ll say I’m contradicting myself with the whole House of Best and calling myself the Demi-God of HOW, but as I said before I do it to honor HIM because HE believed in me whenever everyone else didn’t. People still believe that you can still achieve greatness and potential become a world champion, but the way you conduct yourself outside of the Golden Circle is why people don’t want anything to do with you. You are worse than a NFL wide receiver with a diva complex not getting the ball thrown to them when things aren’t going your way.
Zion, you say you’re done impressing people like Lee, Lindz, McAvay, and anyone else that will hire you, but you aren’t. If you really believed that then you wouldn’t be complaining about it. I mean the majority of HOW thought I was kissing Lee’s ass when I began became pro Lee Best all of a sudden and I paid them no attention. They hit me in the face with championship belts over and over and verbally assaulting me saying I’m not good enough to be chosen by HIM, but I stayed the course and even though he hasn’t said anything publicly, actions speak louder than words so there is truth to what I preached. You say you’re done, but you obsess for success once again. You clamor to get into the highest accolade you can achieve in HOW, but if you get it you’ll find a way to complain because that’s what you do and that’s who you are. One night stands aren’t love, its lust and you will continue to lust for recognition until you make peace with yourself.
Respect isn’t given Darin its earned and as much as I have fucked up in HOW and in my personal life I have the respect of everyone that I step into the ring with because they know on any given night all I need is three seconds to beat them and when I was given the championship trials I almost walked out with all the titles four weeks in a row. Even though I wasn’t victorious I put it in the back of their mind that the lowly Scott Stevens was a one second away from beating them. Until you realize this you won’t advance passed me in the LSD tournament. I know you are going to bring everything you have, but it’s not going to be enough. You want this win, but I need this win. I made a promise to my son that I would put an end to the people that hurt him and this family and I kept part of that promise with stopping Steve Solex at ICONIC, but I’m going to put an end to my little buddy’s reign at March to Glory when I become the new LSD champion, but first I have to win this tournament and you’re in my way and on Chaos I’m going through you and putting you down so I can become one step closer to having a necessary chat with my former tag team partner about hitting people in the face with championship belts.