Title: STARE AT THE SUN
Featuring: Uriel Cortez
Date: 9/23/22
Location: Los Angeles/City of Industry, CA

(Video package.)

"Stare At The Sun" by Thrice.

Cortez Residence
Just outside City of Industry, CA
September 23rd, 2022

Stepping out from the airport taxi, Uriel Cortez stares out at a bright, but still aged light blue duplex. In the middle of a relatively quiet neighborhood with cracked streets and mostly rundown homes, the large man stands out like a sore thumb. As does his tall fiance stepping out the opposite side. Holly “Titaness” Aldaine rolls her luggage out of the trunk and watches the taxi depart, leaving them standing on a busted sidewalk. 

Titaness:
Home?

Emotional eyes hidden behind tinted sunglasses, Uriel takes in the sights of home… or what he remembers of it before time chipped away at it. 

Uriel Cortez:
Yeah. 

The two start to walk forward… 

*****

DEFtv 145
December 9th, 2020

Uriel Cortez and Minute - then, The Sky High Titans - walk down the ramp and the footage shows The Lucky Sevens Max and Mason Luck attacking both men…

With Tom Morrow fka Junior Keeling, their ex-manager, laughing from the ramp.

The night Lucky Sevens joined Better Future Talent Agency. 

*****

Uriel and Titaness knock on the door of the home. Roughly ten seconds later, the door opens and there stands none other than the person that helped bring the giant into this world. Mother Carolina Cortez turns on her hearing aid and greets her son with a giant hug! After the hug, she signs to her son and to his fiance. 

Carolina Cortez:
“Welcome!”

Uriel signs back. 

Uriel Cortez:
Good to see you. 

Uriel hugs back. Titaness smiles and waves hello. 

*****

DEFIANCE Road 2021
Feb 3rd, 2021
Five Minutes with Tom Morrow vs. The rights to the Sky High Titans name

The crowd JEERS as Max hooks the legs of Minute. Uriel tries to get back in, but a pair of hands from under the ring keep him from getting back in!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

DING DING DING

DDK:
That… that move was Mason’s. THAT WAS MASON LUCK IN THE RING, NOT MAX!

Keeling’s heart sinks while Morrow is on the ground against the barricade, holding his jaw but still smiling like the asshole he is. Uriel jumps back, then runs into the ring to save his partner from further harm just as Mason leave the ring. Indeed, the hands under the ring belong to Max Luck as he rolls out, holding his rib cage, but still getting the last laugh nonetheless. 

Darren Quimbey:
Here are your winners of the match… MASON AND MAX LUCK… THE LUCKY SEVENS! As a result of the stipulation, the Sky High Titans name, likeness, nicknames and merchandising rights now belong to Better Future!

Then later footage of The Lucky Sevens hitting their manager, Thomas Keeling, with a Winning Hand Slam on the ring apron, injuring him and effective retiring him as a full time manager. 

*****

Uriel Cortez, Carolina, and Holly sharing a cup of coffee in her living room and sharing a laugh. 

Titaness:
So he just put it on?

Carolina:
Si. Si. 

Uriel Cortez: (signing)
I’m leaving if you don’t stop. 

*****

DEFCON 2021
April 29th, 2021
Five Minutes Alone + Rights To Sky High Titans name vs. No More Matches with Better Future Talent Agency + Deed To Ballyhoo Brew
Saturday Night Specials, Uriel Cortez and Minute vs. The Lucky Sevens and The Stevens Dynasty

Stills from the hectic eight-man tag team match with tremendous stakes on the line!

Uriel Cortez spearing Mason Luck through the barrier to save Titaness and Minute

Brock Newbludd suplexing Bo Stevens onto everyone else in the match on the outside! 

Minute hitting Mirame on Max Luck. 

SNS with The Keg Stand on Bo Stevens. 

Tom Morrow beating beaten in the Five Minutes Alone from Uriel, Minute, Titaness, The SNS and even Morrow’s own father and the manager of the Titans, Thomas Keeling. 

*****

Uriel Cortez training in an empty gym in a black tank top and grey shorts, doing alternating waves on training rope. 

Cortez flipping a tire outdoors in the heat of the California sun. 

Titaness working out the training rope and doing her best to keep pace with rope slams of her own. 

Cortez throwing punches into a gym bag. 

*****

DEFCON 2022
Los Tres Titanes vs. Better Future Talent Agency (Alvaro de Vargas and The Lucky Sevens)

Titaness tries to kick away at Max Luck on the outside, but she gets grabbed by the hair by Alvaro de Vargas! He kicks her with a boot and then looks like he’s going to try something when he sees Uriel Cortez coming… 

ALVARO MOVES… 

BUT TITANESS DOES NOT! 

URIEL CATCHES TITANESS WITH A SPEAR! 

DDK:
OH, NO! NO! URIEL CORTEZ WAS AIMING FOR ALVARO WITH THAT SPEAR, BUT HE CATCHES TITANESS! HE HITS HIS OWN FIANCE ON ACCIDENT! 

Cortez starts to get up and looks horrified at what he does, but as this continues, he catches an Abajo Vas running knee strike by Alvaro on the outside! 

---

Max Luck grins as Mason sets up Minute for a powerbomb, then Max grabs the Winning Hand… Winning Hand/Powerbomb combo!

Lance:
Now what are the twins doing?

DDK:
OOOOH! They took The House’s old finisher and mixed it with their own! They call that move SEVEN STARS!

The Faithful jeer LOUDLY as Max hooks the leg when Alvaro comes in! 

ONE!

Uriel panics between what just happened to Titaness and the ring! 

TWO!

Uriel tries to get in and save things… but Alvaro grabs him by the neck to keep him from break

THREE!

DING DING DING

*****

Carolina Cortez, Uriel Cortez and Titaness having a laugh. A knock at the door. 

Dan Leo James and Minute both arriving at Cortez’s mom’s place and greeting everyone. 

Friendly laughter with the members of the Titan Fam. 

Carolina: (signing)
Are you ready for this match, mijo?

Uriel Cortez: (signing)
As ready as we’re going to be. Last chance. 

Minute:
We got this. 

Titaness grabs the massive hand of her massive beau at the table. 

Titaness:
He’s right. 

*****

DEFtv 175
September 7th, 2022
Lucky Sevens Lucky Lottery, Unified Tag Team Titles
The Lucky Sevens (c) vs. Titaness... And Sgt. Safety

Lance:
No! Come on! Mason cheated!

The referee doesn’t see it! Sgt. Safety has been hurt and wants a tag, but Mason Luck runs over and grabs him with a Winning Hand … then hits a Winning Hand Slam on the apron! 

DDK:
Oooh! Sgt. Safety gets taken out of the match! 

Max Luck has Titaness and tags Mason. Tom Morrow is running for dear life back down the ramp with Uriel Cortez just after him. Max Luck smiles and then hits Titaness with Luck’s Gone Bad! The Winning Hand into the lariat drops Titaness and Max covers her while looking up at Uriel on the ramp!

One …

Two … 

Three!!!

DING DING DING!!!

*****

Titaness… still visibly shaken from that match… puts it behind her and continues working the training rope. 

More of her aggression is taken out on a kicking bag. 

Uriel Cortez watching footage of a past match with The Lucky Sevens… 

Then putting his fist through the television and shattering it into pieces. 

*****

DEFtv 176
September 21st, 2022

Mason Luck applies The Winning Hand and tries to lock him up! He tries the iron claw to wear down The Titan of Industry, but the crowd is willing him on! He slowly starts to fight back up and then uses two big shots to the arm to break Mason’s grip! Tom Morrow climbs on the apron to distract Uriel and he turns to face him. He sees Mason moving… Mason crashes into Morrow!

Lance:
Looks like a communication breakdown for Better Future! 

Mason Luck angrily turns, but finds himself the victim of a STIFF Chop of Ages MAX to the chest! Mason collapses, but Uriel holds him up… he POWERS Mason off the mat into the 218 powerbomb! 

DDK:
URIEL WITH THE PIN ON MASON! HE COVERS! 

ONE…

TWO…

THREE!

Titanes Familia celebrating in the ring after the win…

Then Tom Morrow letting the world know the title match for ACTS of DEFIANCE is official. 

Tom Morrow:
If Cortez and the tall drink of water want a title match then they agree that if they lose at Acts of DEFIANCE, no member of Titanes Familia gets another shot at the titles as long as The Lucky Sevens are champions! 

*****

Cortez and Titaness standing outside the Griffith Observatory, overlooking the Los Angeles skyline.

“They want to fight for their friends and get in our business? It’s going to cost them! It’s going to cost Uriel Cortez big.

Cortez training with the rope.

It’s going to cost him when he fails in front of all his friends and family in Los Angeles!

Cortez flipping a tire in the hot sun.

It’s going to cost him when the Lucky Sevens beat the Titans on a big show again and when he has to look into his fiance’s eyes and tell her that he’s the tallest failure ever.

Cortez laughing with friends and family. 

We embarrassed them Lucky Sevens’s hometown! We had so much fun doing it there, we’re going to do it in Cortez’s hometown, too!

*****

All four members of Titanes Familia stand at the sidewalk just outside the Pauley Pavilion. 

Dan Leo James and Minute looking ahead. 

Uriel Cortez and Titaness, hands held. 

Home to ACTS of DEFIANCE. 

And home of their last chance at the gold. 



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