I wanted to put this one to bed since it has sat in my draft folder for months. I rewrote this short storyline ending with Courtney Valentine becoming “Heartbreaker” Courtney Valentine because I still think that’s a cool moniker. Last time we saw her she had become a villain but I thought I’d attempt a different take. It took a while to finish. The announcers don’t speak too often mostly because I often wish the announcers for the WWE would shut up more. Character’s entrance music is mostly for mood, so don’t pay too much attention to the lyrics.
<Courtney Valentine’s music plays as she heads to the ring. She casts an annoyed glance back at her boyfriend Mikey Collins who is scanning the arena. She shakes her head and marches confidently to the ring>
Announcer 1 (Cal Clarke): Looks like Seth Aron has gotten into the head of “Mr. Action” Mikey Collins, Mikey looks a bit jumpy. I can’t figure out which Seth wants more, Mikey’s title or Courtney
Announcer 2 (Kate Pollard): You don’t have to be so obvious, Cal. Can we focus on Courtney Valentine for at least half a second? She looks ready to go for her first contender’s match.
<Princess Viktoria’s music starts and she struts to the ring with her assistant Stefani in tow>
Cal: She better be because here comes Princess Viktoria.
Ring Announcer: The following match is a number one contender’s match. In this corner, from East Hampton, Massachusetts: Courtney Valentine! <The audience and Mikey clap and cheer for Courtney> And in this corner, from her estate outside of Krakow, Poland: Princess Viktoria! <Princess Viktoria smiles and waves until she realizes she is being booed and starts screaming at the crowd before being calmed down by the referee. She tosses her wrap in a huff at Stefani as Courtney smirks and hands her leather jacket to Mikey.>
<The match begins and Courtney fights hard, her huge heart clashing against Viktoria’s superior technical skill. Just as it looks like Courtney is going to win, Seth’s music hits and Mikey rolls into the ring to defend his and Courtney’s honor. The ref tries to push Mikey out of the ring and when that fails, he calls to the timekeeper and the bell ring>
Announcer: Your winner, by disqualification: Princess Viktoria!
<Courtney is filled with righteous anger and pushes Mikey who gives her a look like ‘What the Hell?’. She angrily storms out of the ring and up the ramp, leaving Mikey to try and follow her.>
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<Backstage, later in the show, Courtney and Mikey are getting ready in the back. Courtney looks angry.>
Mikey: You aren’t still angry. Are you?
Courtney: Of course I am, Michael. Explain to me again why you were in that ring during my match?
Mikey: Seth was —
Courtney: Seth was making you look stupid. You were ruining my shot at the gold, Mikey. You need to get your head in the game. You have a title defense coming up in two weeks. I have my career to focus on too. Forget Seth. Forget him. Think about you and me wearing gold side by side. OK?
Mikey: <Taking a deep breath> You got it, babe. It won’t happen again
<Suddenly, Seth walks into the dressing room>
Seth: Oops, sorry. I thought this was my room. Hello Mikey. Courtney. <He grins>
<As Mikey stand up, Courtney beats him to the punch and slaps Seth across the face>
Courtney: You cost me my match! Now get out and stay out!
<A stunned Seth walks back out of the room, whatever mind games he had planned are cut short. Mikey is stunned as well. Courtney turns on Mikey.>
Courtney: That’s how you deal with a bully. <She grins>
<Courtney grabs her jacket and heads out leaving Mikey stunned again>
Mikey: Wow. <He looks in her direction, impressed but a little put off>
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<Courtney is getting ready. Mikey walks in with flowers. Courtney smiles.>
Courtney: Ok Mikey, you don’t have to try so hard.
Mikey: I just thought you deserved them for losing your title shot.
Courtney: Thanks. <She puts them in a large drink cup> I’ll put them in something better later. Right now I’ve got to get ready for my match.
Mikey: Yeah, I’ve got to get ready for mine too.
Courtney: Wait… you aren’t scheduled for a match.
Mikey: I’m going to call out Seth. I’m going to finish this tonight.
Courtney: Mikey… no. Just forget him. That’s exactly what he wants.
Mikey: You have your fight and I have mine. Relax, I’ve got this. He won’t ever bother you again.
Courtney: Sure, Mikey. I just… have a good match, ok?
Mikey: You too. <He heads out and Courtney sighs as she looks in the mirror>
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<Mikey calls out Seth and Seth ends up knocking Mikey out so he does not accompany Courtney to the ring. Courtney’s music hits and she is accompanied to the ring by her tag team partner of the night, “Fairy” Charlotte Marr.>
Ring Announcer: This match is scheduled for one fall. Coming to the ring from East Hampton, Massachusetts is Courtney Valentine and her partner from Baltimore, Maryland “Fairy” Charlotte Marr.
Kate Pollard: Courtney and Charlotte look to be on the same page. Courtney has got to have her eye on Princess Viktoria after the disqualification last time the two met.
Cal Clarke: That boat has sailed. I wouldn’t be looking for a ‘Fairy’ tale ending for these two. Especially since Mikey is not out here to support his girlfriend.
Kate: While support is nice it’s not necessary. I’m pretty sure she’ll be fine without him.
Cal: Here come two A-listers. The two princesses from either side of the pond showing cooperation. They could buy and sell Charlotte and Courtney fifty times over.
Kate: I have a feeling they’re not for sale.
<The match begins and is pretty despite the heels taking Charlotte out of the game for quite a bit of the match. It finally ends with Courtney pushing Ms. Covington off the apron and then hitting Viktoria with her Valentine’s Massacre finisher for the pin>
Cal: Wow, maybe she can beat Viktoria.
Kate: In a fair fight, anything can happen.
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<Later in the show there is a shot of Courtney and a bandaged Mikey in the hallway before they notice the camera and they ask for privacy>
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<Mikey comes out to the ring and paces back and forth for a bit before accepting a microphone>
Mikey: I have something to say. Not to all of you <He points out at the audience> but to Courtney. Two days ago she broke up with me. Out of nowhere. She gave me a lot of bullshit about why but we all know why. I’ll get to you in a minute, Seth. Courtney, I can’t believe you would throw away all of the time we spent together. After all the times that I supported you and you supported me, you just walk out and break my heart. Fine. We’re done. Now Seth, you’ve crossed the line for the last time and I’m going to put you down at Jackpot even if I have to put my title on the line. That’s right. You and me for the Television title but I want it to be a street fight so come and get it, Seth. <Mikey’s music plays as he stalks out of the ring and leaves>
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<Later in the show Michelle catches up with Courtney Valentine backstage as she walks through the hallway. It has been announced that Courtney will get another shot at Princess Viktoria to determine who gets to face “Perfection” Dana Scott for the championship at the Jackpot PPV.>
Michelle: Courtney! Can you comment on what Mikey had to say earlier?
Courtney: Well, I wanted to keep everything private but since Michael aired our dirty laundry, I guess that I do have a comment. Like I told Michael, this decision has nothing to do with Seth. It has to do with how we haven’t been communicating lately and how we’ve grown apart. I want nothing to with Seth Aron. I didn’t break your heart, Mikey. At least I didn’t mean to. But if you want to call me a heartbreaker then I can be that. Call me “Heartbreaker” Courtney Valentine. It’s time I crushed some more hearts and I’m moving on to you, Viktoria. Then I think I’ll break Dana Scott’s heart. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get to my match.
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<Courtney comes to the ring to new music and and announced at her request as “Heartbreaker” Courtney Valentine. She defeats Viktoria fairly in the middle of the ring and is set to face Dana Scott for the gold at the PPV. At the PPV, she wins the Women’s Championship and Mikey loses his belt. They run into each other backstage the next night.>
Courtney: Oh hey… sorry about your belt.
Mikey: That’s ok. I just wanted to say congratulations. I thought about what you said and you were right. I was kind of an ass. I’m sorry.
Courtney: Mikey… thanks. That means a lot.
Mikey: If you ever want to get a coffee and talk about it, you know my number. Congratulations again, “Heartbreaker”.
Courtney: <Grins> Thanks. Good luck getting your belt back.
<The two part peacefully>