It was rare nowadays when Lindsay Troy found herself home in Tampa for more than a couple days during the week. More and more, she found herself spending time at Dan and Alaina’s home in Houston, especially now that she was back on the road with a national touring company again.
Two years ago, before her last hiatus due to injury and company politics, the Queen of the Ring spent her time in regional promotions with big name value. DEFIANCE Wrestling was based in New Orleans and had a rich history with a rabid fanbase. The Legacy of Champions, out of Orlando, formerly toured the globe but had settled in Florida with a state-of-the-art arena and sellout crowds. Troy was more than happy to be closer to home, running her school, raising her kids, preparing them for college, and still competing in the profession she loved.
But, as the saying goes, nothing gold can stay.
Family will always be the most important thing in Lindsay Troy’s life. And the FIST of DEFIANCE cracked her family in two. For the better part of 2017 and into 2018, Lindsay Troy and Dan Ryan weren’t on speaking terms at all. Gone were the Memorial Day BBQs. Done were the holiday get togethers. The once powerful family was shattered and it would take a year for repairs to be made.
Lindsay, for her part, thought she was done with wrestling for good. Until Dan called her up with that invitation to meet him in Melbourne for CWF's Confliction pay-per-view.
Jim Gunt might’ve been right last Evolution when he said that she hasn’t set the CWF on fire since she got here.
But she sure as shit has a chance to turn that right the fuck around...
Well, if it isn’t Johnny Come Lately. The new kid in town.
I know, I know. You aren’t exactly a “kid” are you? Not with all that salt and pepper sprinkled in your hair, and not with all that hardware you saw fit to drape yourself in before tossing it all in the trash.
That was quite the show you put on last week. I didn’t think that ‘Living Oscar Statue’ could be pulled off outside of Halloween but you made it work. Quite the set of chompers, too.
The thing about the King Midas myth, though? It was incredibly short-lived. He ultimately begs Dionysus to take his golden touch away after he can’t eat, or drink, and after he turns his daughter into a statue. And the Greek god relents, telling him to wash his hands in the river. Once Midas did, everything returned to normal.
Maybe you think you’ll have good fortune here. Maybe your arrogance worked for you in your past travels. I can tell you right now, lion, your hunt will not be successful. Everybody knows the lionness is the one that does the hunting, and you’ve come up against the most ferocious one in the pride.
Far as I can tell, you’re not gonna wind up like King Midas at all.
You’re gonna wind up more like King Nothing.
And I’ll be the one to break your crown.