What Really Happened to Arawn Conners?
By: Courtney Wood
July 31st, 2021, will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most significant nights in Pro Wrestling Express‘s history. From start to finish, spectators were treated to thrilling and entertaining action and went home with a sense of anticipation for the future. Despite the evening’s several achievements, there is one glaring dark spot: the unanswered mystery of why Arawn Conners were unable to fight for the tag team championships. Given his well-documented history of loyalty, determination, and resiliency, it’s difficult to picture him missing a match without reason.
I conducted an investigation into this extremely severe situation and learned that Arawn Conners was viciously attacked directly behind the PWX Community Center, while the Collective was competing against ‘Black Privilege.’ Unfortunately, no one has stated what happened to the Rockstar, although many suspect the person responsible was Captain Bender, the man with the most to gain. As if this was not shocking enough, they suspect that ‘Sugar’ Steve Flash was involved in the attack from the outset.
Captain Bender and ‘Sugar’ Steve Flash have been tag team teammates for years, jointly dubbed ‘The Pop Culture Sensations,’ so their partnership is natural. What folks may be astonished to learn is that their previous manager Nikki Nichols was spotted earlier that morning talking with PWX CEO Stephon Devereux.
This revelation appeared to be a tad too opportune to be coincidental. Nichols was simply there on the day Captain Bender was forced into an impromptu championship match? And simply happened to encounter the sole individual with the authority to sanction a title match at PWX? All indications pointed to conspiracy in order to win the tag team championships.
While these are simply hearsay at the moment, in light of the evening’s undeniable occurrences, these charges may not be so far-fetched. Apart from the improbable coincidences stated previously, there is the fact that in his first tag team bout of the night, against Fight Society, ‘Sugar’ Steve delivered kicks to his already neutralized opponent, Pav Novak, as Arawn Conners won the match. On the surface, this unnecessary act of aggression appeared to be out of character for ‘Sugar’ Steve, but was it a hint that he was altering his business practices?
Was this the harbinger of a new ‘win at all costs’ mentality? Furthermore, were the words emblazoned across Bender’s shirt, ‘All the Belts,’ an inspirational motto for one to strive to be their best, or were they a warning from someone who will do anything to claim to be a champion? I’ll leave it up to you to form your own conclusions.
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