In a short while, top wrestlers the world over will converge on one of the preeminent American stadiums for what appears to be an ordinary athletic event. Drawn by fame, fortune, and in some cases a more personal hunger, these elite competitors will perform for a teeming crowd of thousands the dog-eat-dog sport of professional wrestling.
Yet what awaits our band of muscle-bound hard-hitters and slender aerial artists is more than just ropes that square a circle. Consider the location: The city of ravens and revolutionaries. Final resting place of that most celebrated of macabre bards, Edgar Allen Poe. Baltimore. The history of this city is as rich in horror and malice, shadow and hellfire as any den of human iniquity the world over. Consider the time: The depths of October, All Hallow’s Season, when terrors and spectres are at their most…active.
As the humble host of tonight’s festivities at the M&T Bank Stadium, I would invite our guests to make themselves comfortable. Should a dense and inky fog pour over the arena walls, don’t let the change in decor disturb you. Should something scaly, cold, and wet slither across your lap, pay no mind—it’s probably one of my staff members keeping our space clean. And should you witness a blood-soaked goblin or rotting ghoul stalk from the shadows and preen in the flickering lights of our ring, remember. Wrestling has never been a stranger to monsters.
The date is set, the venue packed–so join us, won’t you, for Nightmare on LAW Street?
What: Nightmare on LAW Street is a Supercard Event designed to serve as a focal point for big matches in the LAW universe while encouraging a Fall and Halloween spirit.
Have a wrestler with a supernatural theme? Been nursing an idea for a hardcore casket match? How about a costume-themed strip match? This is the event for you to go to town exploring the spooky, the gory, and the downright frightening. We encourage creative match stipulations and thematic stories—and in fact, if you have ideas for a spooky match you don’t plan to use, share it with @Malkavia! She will be compiling a list of user-generated ideas to inspire others.
In keeping with that emphasis on theme, there will be a horror-themed LAW magazine article published sometime before January highlighting the thrilling spots and Halloween-inspired exploits that take place in these threads–plus, possible other surprises and accolades for those who truly get into the dreadful spirit!
There is, however, no requirement for matches to follow the Halloween theme. In fact, if you ask management, they will deny there anything even slightly supernatural about this event, which has been booked pure and simple as a wrestling event. They promise.
Where: On-site events will take place at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Off-site matches will be recorded and televised live.
When: Signups are due by 11:59pm EST on Thursday October 26. Threads will (hopefully) open sometime on Friday October 27.
Qualifications: We are requiring 3 completed matches per user (not per character) for this event. As always, we are happy to consider exceptions on a case by case basis, so reach out to @Malkavia or @Taskmaster12 if you would like to discuss a match for which your wrestlers don’t quite qualify.
How do I sign up: If you are interested in having your match on the card, OR if you have a non-match thread you would like to take place as part of the Supercard, first make sure to discuss the thread with ALL participants involved. We will be checking the characters and stipulations for proposed matches with everyone involved, so make sure everyone is on board before you sign up.
Once all participants have agreed on a match, characters, and stipulations, have ONE match participant submit a form using this link: https://forms.gle/FmJibButSo5kHtUG7 We will then use responses to this form to create the Nightmare on LAW Street card.
The current card is shown below: