The scene opens into a crowded dimly lit auditorium filled with cheering fans. An eight sided cage stands in the middle of the auditorium with majority of the lights in the auditorium placed directly on the cage. In the center stands a referee wearing a black shirt and black pants, patiently waiting. The scene shifts to the backstage area of the auditorium in the locker room area, were we see Cesar Pineda sitting on a bench along side other trainers and coaches, watching his younger brother Marcos shadow box. Cesar smiles as he watches his brother prepare for his upcoming fight. Cesar stands up and makes his way to towards the bath room area and closes the door behind him, locking it. As Cesar sits in the bathroom he looks at himself in the mirror, noticing the stress and worry that is clearly displayed for him in the mirror.
The stress, coming from attempting to spend time with his son, Cristiano, and be a good role model for him and Marcos. Stress also from the strained relationship between himself, Cristiano's mother Carmen, and Cristiano's uncle and Cesar's ex-mentor, Eric.
The worry, coming from what could possibly happen to his brother, and his son should something happen to him financially or physically. Worry from what can and will happen to him should his debut with CWA
goes downhill. Worry from what the Latin Kings will do to him should he not be able to fill the void left when his older brother Ivan went to jail.
Cesar runs some water and splashes it on his face before taking out a bottle of pills and takes three of them before turning on the water again and cuffing enough in his hands to help swallow the pills. Cesar looks at his tattoo on his wrist, reading C.A.P. (Cristiano Antonio Pineda) and places his hand overt it before leaving the bathroom and returning to his watching his brother. As his brother continues to shadow box a man enters the room and tells them "its time to go."
A look of worry comes over the face of Marcos as his coaches and trainers wait for him to start the long walk that Cesar has done numerous times down corridors in venues all over the state. Marcos stands, almost completely stricken by fear until Cesar puts his hand on his shoulder and begins.
Cesar- You got this. No matter what's going on out there, just know that I'm in your corner and will always be in your corner until YOU say your done. Alright?
Marcos looks up at Cesar and smirks before starting towards the door.
Marcos- Thats what I tell you before all of your matches. I needed to hear that man. We got this.
As Marcos begins his walk down the corridor Cesar and Marcos's coaches and trainers follow closely behind. Cesar becomes more and more nervous as the roar of the crowd grows louder and louder. In a short amount of time Cesar would experience the same feeling again as he makes his debut for CWA
. But unlike tonight, he won't have "pills" to calm him down. The buzz from the pills begins to kick in giving Cesar a slight high as his brother turns and looks at him in assurance before walking through the curtain as the fans scream and cheer. The adrenaline from the fans cheers, fills Cesars body as he walks behind his brother, anxiously awaiting his turn to use that adrenaline in the ring when he returns to wrestling.
As his brother prepares to enter the cage, he turns and gives his coaches and trainers a hug before embracing Cesar with a hug and making his way into the cage. Cesar looks around the auditorium and sees a beautiful hispanic girl, who he realizes to be the mother of his son Cristiano, his ex-girlfriend, Carmen. Her and Cesar catch eyes and she smiles slightly before a man comes and places his arm around her. Cesar raises an eyebrow and smiles before turning back to the cage as the screen fades to black.
The scene fades back in from black and we see Cesar standing outside of his brothers locker room. He wears a black and white U.G.K. letterman's jacker over a black v-neck shirt, black jeans with black and white Supra shoes. As he stands he closes his eyes and thinks of the problems that he currently is going through wondering "When they will all finally end and things will begin to become better? Could this win from his brother, be the beginning of his problems beginning to end?" As he stands in thought he can feel himself beginning to come down from his high.
As he slowly starts to come down from his high footsteps can be heard coming near him the corridor. Cesar ignores them until the footsteps get closer and closer before stopping near him. Cesar refuses to look at who the footsteps belongs to but immediately knows whose they belong to as he gets a whiff of the aroma now filling the corridor.
Carmen- Marcos looked good out there. I never would have expected him to be into a sport....as brutal as this one.
Cesar turns his head towards Carmen and almost scoffs at her beautiful presence. Her long black hair, curled and flowing down her back, lip gloss adoring her lips, her shirt tightly hugging her body along with her pants and stiletto heels, Cesars one weakness when it comes to women. She clutches her hand bag as she looks at Cesar, almost attempting to force him to speak back with her.
Carmen- I hear your going to back to wrestling. After six months of being away from it and getting the chance to bond with our son, I thought you would have seen that it does nothing but complicate things.
Cesar laughs and shakes his head as Carmen continues.
Carmen- Remember "Cesar Pineda" when your time as a wrestler is over the only people that will be there to stand in your corner is your son, and your brothers. I know Marcos will stand by you throughout your little career but your son....well you'll be lucky if your son even knows your his father with how long you'll be on the road not able to see him.
Cesar laughs and points to the tattoo of his sons initials on his wrist.
Cesar- I'll make sure I see my son a lot even though I'm on the road because, he's the closes thing to sanity that I have in my life right now. But.....lord knows that you would love to take that away from me...since you can't have me to yourself anymore. Remember how happy you were when I told you I was injured and thinking about leaving the business ey Carmen? Well I'm sad to say, the bitch we know as wrestling want leave me alone and I can't break up with her so you'll have to wait.
Carmen laughs and begins to walk away. As she walks away she says one las t thing to Cesar.
Carmen- I already let the bitch known as wrestling take you from me, that's why me and our son moved on.
The scene fades to black as Marcos exits the dressing room beaming at Cesar with his duffle bag over his shoulder.
"You say I'm Old News, Well Who's The New Star? Cause If I'm Going Anywhere, It's Probably To Far."
The scene opens to a room filled with darkness. The darkness is broken by the light from coming from a lit cigarette seemingly in the hand of a figure sitting in a chair. The lit cigarette moves up wards and cast light upon the face of the inure before a string is pled in the room causing a single light bulb to turn on revealing the figure to be Cesar Pineda. Cesar takes a long drag from the cigarette before tossing it to the side.
Cesar- I've always hated the smell and the taste of cigarettes and every couple of years I chose to smoke one to remind myself why I hate em. My brother Ivan, although a gangster that never completed high school told me once that "everyone needs to be reminded of things every so often." My brothers words have never been so true. The wrestling world seems to have forgotten about who Cesar Pineda is. The wrestling world and CWA
seems to think that Cesar Pineda is a joke and is old news. The wrestling world and CWA
seem to think that my time is over and that the "One Gringo At A Time Movement" is old news. They all think that its time for me to go away before I even get a chance to make my debut. They think me, my "One Gringo At A Time Movement" and my "Nightmares and Light Dreams tour" is nothing more than false hype. They all think that my records, my titles, my victories are all nothing but things of the past that mean nothing in this game of the future.
They think all of these things but...their all in for a rude awakening when it comes time for me to finally start my time here in CWA
needs to realize that what I'm about to bring to this company is nothing to take lightly and that since the booking team hasn't let me know when I'm going to debut yet, the "One Gringo At A Time Movement" is only gonna get meaner. Take Care.
The scene fades to black as Cesar pulls the string cutting out the light.