The Sheik Tugboat Story - EPILOGUE


EPILOGUE


Two months later

WWF Superstars of Wrestling

The UPDATE

Transitions into

Mean Gene

Standing in the state-of-the-art

WWF Control Center

Back in peak form

Relaxed

Stoic

Preparing to speak


“Hello fans

This is UPDATE

I’m Mean Gene Okerlund

Almost two months ago

WrestleMania 7

The greatest pay-per-view extravaganza

OF ALL TIME

Took place

100,000 fans pack

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Rocked like never before

Hulk Hogan

Solidified his immortality

And regained for the third time

The World Wrestling Federation championship

Under DESERT STORM RULES

And as we know

The Fearsome Foursome

Regrouped now as a trifecta

The Triangle of Terror

Headed by Sgt. Slaughter

Has wreaked havoc

Like never before

Under a new set of rules

HOWEVER

One question has lurked

Around the WWF And has permeated

The entire landscape

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO SHEIK TUGBOAT?

Rumors have circulated

On his whereabouts

On his latest exploits

On his physical and mental state

As we all know

The injuries and the toll

Were among some of the WORST

Any superstar has had

To deal with

To heal from

In World Wrestling Federation history

The burns

The stitches

The bruises

Needless to say

His whereabouts

Have been unclear and unknown

But thanks to the incredible journalists

At WWF Magazine

They have been able

To procure

AN UPDATE

On the latest of

The FORMER World Wrestling Federation champion

NOW

Against my better judgment

I have placed

My personal animosity aside

And have for you

For the FIRST time since WrestleMania 7

Exclusive words

From the Iraqi Warship

SHEIK TUGBOAT.”


The scene transitions

Into a dark room

Black walls

Two spotlights focused on

A desk

A huge chair behind it

In walks

The monstrous

Former champion

He sits down

Looking stoic in front of the lens

Fully healed

But a forehead scar

Very prominent

The mullet pristine

The beard freshly groomed

Nice black dress shirt

But no headdress

He begins to vocalize


“It’s funny

All the work I did

The impact I made

Never before seen

Never been done before

I was indestructible

I was the man

I was the World Wrestling Federation champion

On top of the world

I thought

I believed

I knew

I finally found my purpose

Something to believe in

MY PURPOSE

And then

WrestleMania 7

The war to end all wars

DESERT STORM RULES

I brought it all

I let out my anger

I let out my frustrations

I put it all on the line

And I was this close

THIS CLOSE

To finally ending Hulkamania

FOREVER

And in a few moments

I lost it ALL

I lost my momentum

I lost my championship

I lost the war

And I lost

MY FAMILY”


Wipes his nose

Slight sniffle

Eyes back to the lens


“The next day

THE NEXT DAY

I was excommunicated

Saddam Hussein

Cut me off

My army

Abandoned me

Iraq

Disowned me

My statue

Down and destroyed

A Sheik no more

I lost it ALL

NOW

I’m forgotten about

Yesterday’s news

By myself

An island to myself

I’M ALL ALONE…


Or so I thought”


He digs into his pocket

Out comes an envelope

Folder over

Torn upon

A smile

Forms

His face

Mere stone

His eyes

A little wider


“Somehow

Some way

A letter reached my location

OFF THE GRID

Don’t know how

But it did

I opened it

I read the content

And my heart opened

The cold darkness

Grew a little brighter

And after reading it

After seeing the kind words

After reading the plans

My vision has changed

My perception is clear

I have a new goal

New dreams

New ambition

All I can say for now

Is that after reading words

From a mouth from the south

You don’t know when

You don’t know how

But TRUST ME

A STORM…

IS BREWING.”


-fade to black-


THE END


Jon Harder

Jon@HardwayHQ.com

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