I posted Superbrawl over a month ago, so The Trio Ownership is indeed finished. With that said, it is time for a project that I have wanted to do for years, so I'll just jump right into it...
Throughout the 1990s, one topic, one fear, was always on peoples mind: the year 2000 and the new millennium. For some, it was a promising event of new technology and a new era of human life; for many, a constant reminder of the end of human life as we know it. The year 2000 was the Apocalypse, the End Times. Whether it was the Y2K crisis that would systematically cause glitches in computer, causing the banks, stock markets, clocks, and everything any paranoid person could think of, Y2K was real, and it was the end. For others, especially religious fanatics, namely Christian Fundamentalists, 2000 would see the rise of the Anti-Christ, creating rapture, famine, plagues, natural disasters, and death to millions, billions, of people. The Second Coming of Christ would save them after 7 years of the Anti-Christ’s, and Christ would destroy all evil. His devoted followers would join Him in eternal paradise, while all non-believers would be left to eternally suffer in the pit of fire. However, while many believed that Armageddon would come in the year 2000, and they could stockpile supplies and try and live it out, others craved the end of the world. Extremist groups who thought they were doing God’s work yearned for Armageddon, and if He needed it, they would incite the acts of violence to cause a world war that would wipe out all of His mortal enemies on Earth.
For some extremist groups, it was murdering Jews, Muslims, African-Americans, and/or gays. The desire was to initiate a holy racial war that would help spur End Times. Buford O. Furrow Jr. shot up a Los Angeles Jewish day care center in August 1999; Ben Smith killed 2 and injured 10 minorities on the July 4th weekend in 99 throughout Indiana and Indianapolis; John William King dragged a black man, James Byrd Jr., to death in Texas. All fanatics hoped to start the imminent race war. Other right-wing extremist groups, believed that the United States federal government was an arm of Satan himself, the Devil in disguise. Others thought it was only a matter of time until the United Nations would overtake the world in a socialist One World Government/New World Order regime. A battle of the UN and Christian martyrs would take place to create Armageddon.
Whether it was through interpretations of the Bible’s scripture, William Pierce’s novel The Turner Diaries
, or God Himself speaking to a loyal follower, the message was clear: the year 2000 would be the start of the Armageddon. Now was the time to stand up in the name of Him, and fight for Him to create the Armageddon.
…Little did we know that while extreme right-wing cults were formulating the Armageddon of the world in the name of God, one cult’s mission was to incite Armageddon on a lesser scale. Their crusade: create and cause Armageddon in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation. Their leader, unlike famous cult leaders of the past such as Jim Jones, Charles Manson, David Koresh, or even Osama Bin Laden, he doesn’t take orders from above: his Higher Power is Satan Himself, and The Undertaker will be the death of Vince McMahon.
Welcome to the World Wrestling Federation. The year is 1999, and this is the story of the Ministry of Darkness.