**Nalla Madison Anoa'i has always been the creative one of a family of power house wrestling superstars. She never had an itch to step into the ring and perform for millions. Her love and adoration went to a pen and a paper. For months now she had been one of the writers for the WWE, a job she got thanks to her last name.(Not that she would say that to anyone.) But that all changes with one viral video, and the wise words of her father Sika and her big brother Joe. Can she cut it as a new WWE woman wrestler? Or will she allow others to just walk all over her and use her for their gain?**
It all happened so fast. Everything in Madison’s life changed so suddenly. 6 weeks ago, she had a different outlook on life. A different point of view on her current situation. She didn’t want to be a WWE superstar. Life in front of the camera wasn’t for her. And she had many reservations about it.
|•••Two Months Earlier•••|
“It was you wasn’t it!!!!“
Madison accused as she stormed into the men’s locker room to find her big brother sitting with a group of guys. Roman looked up from the tv where he was playing a game with Xavier Wood, flipping his long dark hair out of his eyes. “Hey little one.” He said obviously not hearing a word that she said when she stormed in. Maddie glared at him as he focussed back on the game. She placed her hands on her hips and walked infront of the tv. Causing an uproar from the guys, not that she cared. “Don’t you ‘little one’ me. You are in so much trouble!"
Xavier’s eyes widened as he paused the game, ready for whatever one of his best friends was about to do. He looked between Maddie and Joe before rubbing his hands together. "What did I do?” He questioned, looking back at his sister. Pressing her lips together, Madison glared even harder before shaking her head. “Did you put out that video of me and Matt training in the ring? You and Sarona were the only ones there….you know how i feel about that. Its just a hobby and now Triple H and Stephanie want me to let my writing job go and become a fricken Diva!! I can not belie-..” Joe placed his hand over her mouth to stop her rambling. "Oh that? Yeah you are welcome..I felt like you’ve been down for a minute, and I noticed how much you smiled when you were in the ring with Uso. Matt and you were having a good time. And i want you to smile like that all the time.“ He explained.
"My heart…” Big E whispered to Xavier.
Madison raised an eyebrow at her brother. Her glare slowly fading. Once the crazy look was off her face, Joe removed his hand from her mouth. Now she honestly didnt know what to say. She stared at him in silence for a moment, before she turned around and walked out of the room without a word.
- - - -
Trinity pulled tighter on Madison’s hair as she continued to braid it. Making her head tilt backwards. She raised the magazine in her hand and continued to flip the pages in silence.
“So what are you gonna do girl?” She broke the silence, putting a rubber band at the end of the braid. Madison sighed and shrugged her shoulders, closing the magazine. “I didn’t want to be a wrestler. I never did. That was Joe’s and Matt’s thing. Mine was creating stories, taking people places with just my words. It’s why I came here, to help with storylines and what not…not to wrestle. Or be in front of the camera. I barely take selfies on my instagram."
Trin looked down at her cousin and gave her a small smile, "I think you should do it…having another bad ass female wrestler around would be cool..” She tried to persuade. “If they give the divas tag team belts you and me could go after them.” The older diva joked. Madison gave her a small smile before she got up from the floor. “I’m not made for the WWE….especially where the lights and cameras are. ”
“You’ll never know until you try….and I’m sure if you don’t like it, they would let you go back to being just a writer. ”
“You just gotta go for it…..”
Madison tilted her head to the side, “just go for it..” She breathed.
Now here she stood, a beautifully designed mascarade mask covering her face as she watched backstage as Nia jax tugged and bent Sasha’s leg in a way that made even Madison’s knee ache. She kept her eyes on the tortured Sasha, her body being tossed around like a rag doll.
“Nia Jax is ruthless as she takes out Sasha Banks with her brute stength!” Michael Cole called out, leaning forward in his announcers chair. “There is literally nothing stopping her from ending Banks’ career right now…nothing!”
Hearing the painful cries of the younger diva, Nia smirked softly. She would really show everyone who the real boss was. Letting go of Banks, she watched as she crumbled to the mat, nursing her right leg. “Who’s the boss now Sasha!! Huh?!! Is it still you?! Oooh I don’t think so!” She yelled, the crowd continuing to boo her loudly. “I’m at the top! I am the BOSS!” Nia stretched out both her arms walking over towards the ropes facing the ring announcers, basking in all the commotion from the audience. It was so easy to take down a girl like Sasha. So easy.
From her position back stage by the curtains, Madison shook her head. Her eyes never leaving the crumpled form of Sasha Banks. This really had gone on way too long. As Nia turned around to continue her destruction of Sasha, Madison took this opportunity to rush passed the curtains and onto the stage. The crowd slowly started to scream as they noticed a woman at the top of the ramp in a mask.
“What is this Jbl? Who is that?”
Madison took off down the ramp and slid into the ring, barely giving Nia enough time to notice her as she jumped over Sasha’s body and took down the larger diva. Using all the strength she had to get her down onto the may. Cheering wildly, the crowd quickly got behind the girl giving left and rights to the NXT native. Nia screamed for the girl to get off of her, and when Madison finally obliged, she rolled out of the ring to get away. Standing up Madison locked eyes with the diva. “What’s the matter?!” She yelled. “You can dish it, but you cant take it?” Nia walked around the ring, causing Madison to stalk her from the inside. Backing up the ramp, Nia kept looking at the girl, yelling stuff that Madison couldn’t quite understand.
“Sasha has been saved! By a vigilante. But I think she may have gotten here a little too late. The damage has already done!"
Standing talk, Madison continued to glare at a retreating Nia Jax. Her concentration being broken only by the sound of Sasha behind her groaning. She turned around suddenly and reached out, helping the grateful yet skepticle diva up. Sasha couldn’t really put any pressure on her left knee, so she relied on the body against hers to rest upon.
"Are you okay?” Madison asked her, a dumb question obviously, since she did witness the damage being done by Nia. Glancing up at the taller diva, Sasha gave a short nod, taking in deep breaths to ease the pain. The girls smiled softly at each other, the audience cheering the mystery girl. Taking Sasha’s hand she raised her arm in the air, the screams getting louder. Sasha’s music hit, blaring through the speakers, celebrating what could only be described as a victory getting away from Nia Jax. Still holding Sasha’s arm in the air, Madison looked at her, her smile slowly turning into a frown. Revealing her true feelings about The Boss. She yanked Sasha towards her and let out a primal scream as she closed her as hard as she could. Banks flipping over and landing on the mat out cold. Blood was pumping in Madison’s ears, so hard that she didn’t even notice the boos emitting from the fans.
“What in the?! My god John, Sasha’s savior was not her savior at all!”
“I don’t know about you Cole, but I am impressed! What a clothesline! Almost as good as mine…almost!” JBL bragged.
Standing over a broken Sasha Banks, Madison’s breathing was hard. As if she had just run a marathon. Her deep purple lips spread into a smile across her face. 'Just gotta go for it' Madison thought, remembering her cousins words. Slowly bringing her hand to her masquerade mask, Madison’s heart began to pound. There’s no turning back now. She ripped off her mask and tossed it behind her.
“Wait! Who is that?!”
Madison bent down and grabbed Sasha’s jaw between her fingers, gripping it tightly. Staring intently at the diva. “What happened to bossing on up?” She asked her, shaking her head.“One down…and plenty more to go..” She kissed Sasha on the forehead, leaving her lipstick stain as a reminder, before standing up and smiling at the camera.
“Could it be? That’s Madison Reigns, of the famous Anoa'i family. The only daughter of Sika himself! I can’t believe it!”
Stepping over Sasha, the younger Reigns climbed up onto the turnbuckle, hoisting herself up to the top. She glanced over the crowd, taking in a few faces. An electric guitar started to play as her music dropped, pumping through the speakers in the arena. Hearing her entrance music play for millions of people caused her to smile proudly. Her debut was out of the way. She did what she was supposed to do without one hiccup.
And that’s all she could’ve asked for.
- - - -
As soon as Madison made it back backstage all she wanted to do was call her father. Ryan, one of the tech guys handed her back her phone as soon as she made it back there. She thanked him, and continued on her journey down the hall and towards the divas locker room. She had to admit, that she was feeling pretty good about her debut. However, she still felt nervous for some reason. Maybe it was because of crowd, and the WWE universe. I mean how many times had a WWE diva been introduce by attacking the talent? Quite a few, Madison knew from experience as a writer, formerly. She sighed to herself and looked for her father’s contact info in her phone.
“It could’ve been better….but hey…at least you tried your best…”
Hearing his voice made her cringe internally. She would’ve stopped walking and maybe even given him a piece of her mind but she didn’t even want to have any contact with him. Especially if he was just going to be an ass to Her. Madison continued to walk, finding her father’s name in her phone brought relief to her. But it was short lived as the WWE superstar followed her down the hall, close behind her. “You know maybe if you were a little more ruthless it would’ve been better. Sometimes you just gotta tap into that inner rage beautiful.” Madison squeezed her hand tightly around her phone, trying her best to ignore him. As hard as that may be. “You see the problem is, no one knows the real you, but I do. I know exactly what you are capable of…you aren’t this shy, sweet, innocent girl that everyone makes you out to be…you’ve got a darkness. A darkness that I loved to play with. A darkness that I’ve partied with..” Madison quickly turned around and glared at him, pointing a finger in his face. “You shut your fucking mouth right now Baron!”
Baron couldn’t help but grin hearing her curse, he brought his face closer to hers, grinning. “Well look at that….hello gorgeous. Finally acknowledging me?”
Squinting her green eyes, Madison shook her head at the idiot in front of her. Baron reached out, fingers fidling with the ends of her braids. “You know I was thinking-”
“Maybe you should stop that. You’re not too good at it..then again you are always doing things you aren’t good at…that was a wrestling diss by the way."
Baron looked over Madison’s shoulder, glaring hard. His jaw clenching so tight that it looked uncomfortable. Stepping back, Maddie turned to the new voice. Finding ‘Seth Rollins’ with his arms crossed over his chest. "Colby…” Madison said with a small smile. Glancing at her, Colby returned the smile before reaching out and taking her hand. His fingers lacing with hers, being as delicate as he could. “Your brother is looking for you.” He stated, now completely ignoring a pissed off Baron Corbin. She gave his hand a small squeeze. “ Thank you for letting me know, I’ll go find him…” She leaned over and pressed her lips against his cheek before walking away from the boys.
Colby smirked as he looked after her, watching her make her way down the hallway. Disappearing in the crowd of people running around for the show. Once she was out of sight, he turned back to man next to him. “We knew you would look for her if you could. Guess the first time Joe told you to stay away wasn’t clear enough. So let me tell you again. Don’t bother, you’re second thought now. Don’t find her, don’t look for her, don’t talk to her. Sometimes I think Joe was too easy on you. Me..not so much.” Baron glared at Colby as the former WWE champ continued.
“See I’ve been waiting on you to screw up since day one….makes it easier.”
Baron got into his face. He wanted put his hands on him, especially when he saw the smug grin on his face. But he knew he couldn’t, this job meant too much to him. He had been working so hard. Scoffing Baron pushed passed Colby, bumping his shoulder as hard as he could. He had no time for empty threats. Not tonight. 'Sorry Lopez, I didn’t quite hear a damn thing you said.‘ Baron thought as he moved through the hallway. 'Madison will always be mine.’
- - -
“You did what I thought you would do Nalla”
Madison groaned at the use of her first name, her father never did call her by her middle name like she wanted everyone to since she was 11. “It was nothing really papa. Just a small move and alot of standing in the ring glaring. ” she replied modestly, onto speaker phone as she packed up her duffle bag in a quiet Diva’s locker room.
“That maybe true….but you did it well. Like those before you, I knew you had it in you. I am so proud of you my little butterfly.”
She smiled genuinely at her father’s words. They ment alot to her. No matter how many times he had told her that he was proud of her, it always touched her and made her feel warm inside. Made her feel powerful. “Your brother said that you will be riding with him and some others to the next city, I know you will be in good hands. But be safe butterfly. Sweet dreams.”
“I will papa, good night.”
There was a sudden knock on the door as Madison leaned over to end the phone call with her dad. She zipped up her bag and slung the strap over her shoulder, standing up. Another knock happened. “Yeah, yeah I’m coming” she mumbled walking over and opening the door.
“You again?” She teased seeing Colby on the other side.
“Me again…” He grinned, shrugging his shoulders. “I came to come get you. Joe and Claudio are already waiting in the car. I hope you don’t mind sharing the backseat with me.”
Stepping out of the locker room, she closed the door behind her. “I dont mind at all, I’ll probably just be sleeping the whole ride anyways.”
Colby watched her, as he pointed her in the right direction. As they walked together, he couldn’t help but picture her falling asleep, cuddled up against him for the whole ride. He was stuck in a daze, a million other things connecting to his one thought. Feeling a nudge in his ribs, Colby shook his head trying to clear his thoughts and looked over at Madison who was looking at him amused. “Did you even hear a word that I said?” She questioned, laughing softly. Clearing his throat, Colby nodded. “Uh…yeah. yes I did…and the answer is..yes. yes. That is the answer."
Trying to hold in her laughter, Madison held her breath and looked away from him. Stepping through an entry way into the garage. "You are one strange man Colby…one strange man.” She told him. Colby furrowed his brow, letting her go ahead of him into the garage.
“Wait why?! What did I say yes to?!”
- - -
With heavy eyelids, Madison continued to stare out the car window, watching the night sky. They had only been on the road for a couple of hours( her, Joe, Colby and Claudio), but she was already dead tired. And could barely keep her eyes open. The SUV slowly came to a stop, causing Maddie to sit up straight and look around. They were at a gas station. Colby leaned over to say something to her, tugging one of her ear buds out of her ear. “You want anything?” He whispered, his voice tired and husky. Madison stared at him, studying the subtle lines on his face. She shook her head. “No thanks…i think I’m gonna just try and sleep now.” Nodding his head, understanding, Colby hopped out of the car, running straight into Joe, who had been watching the pair since the car ride started. “My bad man.”
Joe tilted his head to the side, he looked passed Colby, watching as his sister curled up on the seat, her face pressed against a bunched up sweatshirt. “What’s going on?”
“Nothing bro. She just didn’t want anything” Colby replied jogging to catch up to Claudio who opened the door to the convenient store.
Joe looked after his friend, eyes squinting slightly. It sure as hell didn’t seem like nothing. Shaking his head he followed after his friends. If Colby wasn’t careful with his baby sister, he’d be receiving a spear curtousy of the man himself.