A/N- So this just hit me tonight, and I decided to write it. I got nothing planned out, I got some things in mind, but nothing in really decided yet. This is different than the other stories I have done.
Characters: Christian (Jay), AJ Styles, Edge (Adam), Hardy's, Jericho, Lita, Trish, more wwe stars along the way.
Summary: AJ wanted to make it big, the only place he was going to do that was in the WWE. Christian hasn't talked to his old friends since he jumped ship. He takes the offer to go back to the WWE. He works on rebuilding old friendships, while AJ learns not everything is how it seems.
"Do you miss it?" AJ asks me after our Turning Point pay-per-view.
"Miss what?" I ask, unsure of what he is talking about.
"Performing in front of sell out crowds. Having people chant your name every night?"
"You mean the WWE?" I ask him.
"Yeah. You have to miss it Jay." He tells me.
"I'm fine right here in TNA." I tell him, not sure where this conversation is going.
"TNA is great, but don't you want to perform in front of more than three thousand people again?" He asks, referring to our pay-per-view that we just did, we are lucky if we even had three thousand people out there tonight.
"Sure I miss it. I miss the people. I miss the events, I miss the money. What I don't miss is the schedule."
"But the only reason you came here was because of Denise, and now that you two are divorced, don't you ever think about going back?"
"I don't know. Sometimes I guess." This kid talks to much. Sure he is my best friend now, and I love him like a brother, but he asks to many questions.
"Come on Jay. I know you miss Adam, Chris, and they Hardy's. You talk about them all the time." I do talk about them all the time. Ever since I 'jumped ship' I haven't talked to any of them. I didn't want to leave the WWE, but Denise was threatening a divorce, so I went to TNA where I only have to work twice a week. Turns out, Denise didn't like the loss of money and left me anyway. I haven't talked to the boys in over a year.
"It doesn't matter AJ, what's with all the questions?"
"I just want to know why you don't go back. There's nothing stopping you." I can't leave him here alone. The older guys would never leave him alone. I can't let him know he is my reason for staying though.
"I can't go back." I tell him, hoping he shuts up. I just want to change then go home.
"Yes you can."
"No AJ, I can't." I yell at him becoming frustrated, why I don't know.
"Jeff did, why can't you Jay?" He's right. Jeff did come to TNA then left to go back to the WWE. I really have no reason as to why I can't go back.
"Because. I'm here and I'm committed to TNA now."
"You don't want to be here Jay. You cringe when your music hits, you never come to the meetings. You hate going out to that ring, and you never protest when your not on the card for the night." How do you argue with something that is true?
"I can't leave you here alone AJ. Angle, Dudleys, and Booker would never let you alone. Your young, your good, and you're a threat to them." I tell him, trying to get him to shut up about wrestling.
"I know that Jay. That's why I would come with you." He says with a smile on his face.
"Come with me to the WWE?" I ask, making sure I'm understanding him right.
"AJ that'd never work." I tell him, looking at him like he is crazy.
"Why not? I know most of the guys over there."
"Politics AJ. You would never get anywhere over there. Its different over there than it is here." I inform him.
"Then why did Jeff just main even the Royal Rumble for the championship?" He shoots back at me.
"Their main attraction was out of action with an injury."
"Hunter could have wrestled Randy." For being a TNA star, he sure does show enough interest in the WWE.
"Trust me AJ, your better off over here."
"I'm going no where Jay. Neither are you." Okay, so he has some good arguments, but..
"Vince would never take me back, and who says he would give you a contract?" I got him there. I smile in triumphant when he doesn't say anything, and instead walks over to his bag. I frown when he turns back around with a manila envelope.
"What's that?" I ask, the curiosity getting the better of me.
"A contract with the WWE, for five years." I all but fall off the bench when he tells me this. AJ is leaving me? He is my only friend over here, besides Tomko.
"How much?" Was the only thing I could bring myself to ask him.
" Four hundred grand a year. That's triple what I make now Jay. Plus it guarantees me at least three titles over those five years." Damn. I wouldn't pass that offer up either.
"Raw." Yeah right. They only put top names on Raw.
"Are you serious?' Instead on answering he hands me the envelope. I take out the contract and read down through it. He wasn't lying. He gets a spot on Raw for two years at least. I'm surprised when I look at the bottom and see he already has it signed.
"So your really going?" I ask, trying to keep sadness out of my voice.
"Yeah. Next week is my last week taping Impact. I debut on Raw in two months. I get to be in the money in the bank ladder match at Wrestlemania" He tells me, I could tell he was excited. I can't really be mad at him, its ever aspiring wrestlers dream to make it big in the WWE. I'm happy he is getting his chance.
"That's great man. I'm happy for you." I tell him, truly happy for him.
"Wait there's more." He says.
"What's that?" I ask.
"You get to come to. I mean if you want to." Okay, so that did knock me off the bench.
"What? How?" I ask him, shocked.
"The WWE agents got a hold of me and offered me a deal. I then asked them about you. They said Vince has been wanting you back." He tells me, all smiles.
"What about TNA? I'm under contract." I remind him.
"Your contract is up next week. I talked to Dixie Carter. So you can go back to the WWE if you want." I watch as he walks back over to his bag, and picks up another manila envelope and throws it at me.
"Your contract." I take it out and scan through it. It's basically the same thing as AJ's, just more money, and the promise of bigger titles. If I sign, I'd be on the Raw brand to.
"Wow. Why did you do all this?" I ask him.
"You're my best friend Jay. You want to go back, and I want to go with you. I know you miss your other friends, and perhaps a certain lady friend to." He says.
"Amy and I are only friends." I tell him. We have this conversation all the time.
"Yet she is the only one you have stayed in contact with for the past two years." He says smiling.
"Anyway, are you sure this is what you really want to do?" I ask him. I already know I'm going to sign it. If it weren't for the fact that I feel it's my job to protect him, I would have went back a long time ago.
"Hell yeah I'm sure. There's just one more thing."
"Yeah, what's that?"
"Do you think Tomko would come with us too. I know he is your friend and he hates me, but they offered him a contract to."
"Damn AJ, what are you trying to do, take all of TNA's wrestlers and put them on WWE?" I ask laughing.
"Well no but, Your Tyson's best friend to, so I thought he would want to go." I'm surprised he did that for Tyson. Tomko doesn't really like AJ that much.
"Well yeah he will want to go, he has been wanting to go back."
"Good. I think you should be the one to give him this." He says, tossing another envelope my way.
"AJ, how the hell did you get them to give you both our contracts. This is usually done confidentially."
"I told them I could talk you two into anything, so they agreed. Apparently they need all the talent they can get right now."
"Alright. I'll give it to him. You know how crazy the schedule is over there right?"
"Yeah but we don't have anything holding us back. I say we go for it."
"Okay. But I don't want to be the one to tell Dixie three of her top stars are going to her competitor."
"She wont even care. I heard that she just signed Bobby Lashley and Chris Masters. We wont eve matter." Isn't that the truth. Every time we get a new former WWE guy, everyone else takes a step back on the roster. That's one thing good about WWE, they make their own stars. TNA feeds off Vince's men.
"Sounds like you did your research."
"Well this has been an ongoing thing. I've been talking to them for a few months now."
"And you didn't tell me?"
"I wanted it to be a surprise."
"Well it was. Let's go find Tomko."
"Actually, you go find Tomko. I made him mad today."
"What'd you do this time." I ask rolling my eyes. I don't think it is so much that Tyson doesn't like AJ, its that AJ annoys him constantly.
"I accidentally locked him in the locker room."
"I'm not even asking how. Just come on, I wont let him do anything." We walk out in search of Tomko. As glad as I am to being going back to the WWE, I can't help but worry for AJ. He is young, and nice to everybody. Not everyone is like that over there. Lies and backstabbing happen a lot. I hope this is the right decision.