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Joined 07-31-10, id: 2474024, Profile Updated: 07-06-13
Author has written 31 stories for Wrestling.

Beyond The Mat:

Quality remains our primary focus.

The group of writers who make up Beyond The Mat have been a core group since 2010. We celebrated our three-year anniversary of friendship and co-writing in late May 2013.

Sometimes, we change it up. More or less, we stick to our stories once we commit to them.

What we don't do is expect our readers to forget things we've written (like WWE Creative is notorious for), but you can consider one-shot pieces as one-offs. Chapter pieces generally dovetail with our long-term work.

You might be confused by mentions of children. The children are shuffled from time to time, so if you read all of our work, don't think you missed something or misread; we have experimented with different relationships and faces and names. But if the work remains, it's because we still liked the result and won't pull a piece unless we're not satisfied with it. We won't confuse people further by doing back-edits and re-writes of things we've released; we hope you don't hold it against us. It's not us being lazy; it's just leaving things that aren't broken, fixed.

We have always kept an eye on detail, trying to make the characters "come to life" in both pleasant and unpleasant ways. If you take something, anything away from our work, hopefully it's a memory or an imprint. Hopefully, we've made you think. There are some "foofy", fun pieces scattered here and there, but sometimes, when we go dark and edgy, we may cross lines.

And that wasn't an apology. We love what we do.

Disclaimer:

The authors of Beyond The Mat fan fiction do not, in any way, profit from the stories, and all creative rights to the characters belong to their original creator(s).

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Double Life by EveIyapo reviews
Damien Sandow has a frightening secret need that he must fulfill. He wants nothing more than to share the deepest, darkest part of himself with someone else, and that person is Cody Rhodes. This story is highly violent containing strong language, torture and disturbing imagery. I own original characters only, Sandow and Rhodes belong to the WWE.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 44 - Words: 75,066 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - [Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes/Stardust] Randy Orton, Austin Aries - Complete
Lifting Ambition by Grinten reviews
Kaitlyn had always been determined, and focused on her ring work before most things. So have a friendly work out partner certainly wasn't a bad thing, even if there was a slight attraction there. Besides, John always kept it professional, and Kaitlyn just needed a little work on her form.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 29,897 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/26/2013 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Kaitlyn, John Cena, Tyler Black/Seth Rollins
Impact Wrestling by MikeAwesome82 reviews
It's fun to make fun of TNA. I mean no harm. Well, maybe a little. One shot. Hogan, Bischoff, Ruso, Flair, Foley, Eric Young, Dixie Carter, & Jeff Jarrett.
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 405 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/23/2011 - Awesome Kong/Kharma - Complete
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Spot Insurance
When someone who 'isn't a good guy, or a bad guy, but THE guy' may be the reason your return is being delayed, sometimes you need to take out a little spot insurance. Now, Creative can't bust your balls and have nothing for you: Instead, they're going to ask for your input. So you threw another guy under the proverbial bus. This is a cutthroat business. Sorry not sorry, Roman.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,100 - Published: 6/21 - Randy Orton, Roman Reigns - Complete
Backstage heat: The Resurgence of a locker-room leader reviews
Since becoming WWE Champ again, at SummerSlam '13, there's been a lot going on behind the scenes. A lot of backstabbing, a lot of soul-searching, and a lot of internal pressure. When Alberto Del Rio loses his cool on TV because of Sin Cara, RKO speaks up in his defense. Little does he know he's being watched.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,860 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/1/2013 - Published: 8/22/2013 - Triple H, Randy Orton, Vince McMahon, Alberto Del Rio
Well, let's just get this over with: How not to approach Uncle Ted
Ted's 11-year old niece, Mikayla (oc), lands at his hotel after a not-so-successful visit with the grandparents. Being off of school for the summer, the family is piecing together some child care. But this isn't your typical kid. And Ted isn't your typical uncle. Some people are more old-school than others. Rated M, because that's how we roll. You'll find RKO visiting in here too.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,832 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 7/11/2013 - Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr. - Complete
You Want Him To Do WHAT' --Wyatt Family Inclusion reviews
When a bad gimmick for Ted DiBiase's pitched to Randy Orton, RKO takes personal offense. Meanwhile, Ted's laughing all the way to the bank.
Wrestling - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 817 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/2/2013 - Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Ted DiBiase Jr. - Complete
Who You Do Or Don't Want To Be
When a name is spat at you like it's profanity-and you're told to go ask your cousin just what that entails-you end up learning more about some dark things within the company than you bargained for. OC Logan Cena and John Cena have quite a discussion. Featuring RKO, who started this, without John's knowledge or consent. So it was a bit harsh? Orton isn't sorry. Kid needs to know.
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,937 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/2/2013 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Randy Orton, John Cena, The Undertaker, Cody Rhodes/Stardust - Complete
Trolololol reviews
Orton, DiBiase and Rhodes are bored in a hotel room. What was to have been a little internet trolling turned into something completely different. Rated M for a few non-PG references.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,122 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Ted DiBiase Jr., Wade Barrett - Complete
Before The Show reviews
An assistant from Creative and general runner (OC) finds herself sharing a table in Catering with RKO. Hilarity ensues when a cameo appearance by Sin Cara and another OC Superstar fail at life right before their eyes. But there's a bit of tension at the table. (Rated M, just for language.)
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,047 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 7/6/2013 - Triple H, Randy Orton, Mistico/Sin Cara I/Myzteziz
Regrets reviews
Candice Michelle looks back on what went wrong with the relationship she had with Randy Orton. It's just a page from her diary, along with another piece of paper tucked inside, a paper that WWE banned from coming to light. Warning: Strong language.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Randy Orton, Candice Michelle - Complete
Injuries be damned
John Cena tries to power through the pain at the gym. Suddenly, a wild luchador appears! Life uses botch. It's super-effective. Sometimes, you've just gotta laugh...
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,965 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2013 - Triple H, John Cena, Alex Riley, Mistico/Sin Cara I/Myzteziz - Complete
The Fall of Randy Orton (One-shot --Well, two, literally)
What went wrong? Well, everything. But no matter what, there's no going back now. He's gone for good, and things will never be the same. (Two-shots refers to the method of demise; this is only a one-shot fic.) Not for the faint of heart. And certainly not something we wish to ever come true.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Complete
It's not the crowd chanting it, it's from within
Randy's mindgames are legendary, but when he plays them on himself, he potentially risks a relationship that actually matters to him. Crossover with our affiliate.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,252 - Updated: 1/15/2012 - Published: 1/13/2012 - Randy Orton - Complete
You Don't Know Me: Reflections of Randy and Stacy reviews
What happens when Stacy Keibler opts to clue Randy Orton in on a little detail that she'd neglected to mention...that they have an 8 year old son and she wants Randy to step up as a father so she can resume her career?
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,008 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/4/2011 - Published: 12/2/2011 - Randy Orton, Stacy Keibler
A little vindictiveness: Behind closed doors
There are so many types of hate sex, none more soul-shattering than when the jealousy card is played. The problem lies in still loving somebody, and not knowing that they love you back. Ted, an OC wife, mentions of John Laurinatis and Maryse. Graphic.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 11,493 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/19/2011 - Published: 9/6/2011 - Ted DiBiase Jr. - Complete
Formalities
When there's nothing left after a breakup except a cleanup. She wanted to 'borrow' Ted and move her belongings out, but RKO isn't having it. These are formalities. It's easier when behind an emotional wall. Randy Orton. Cody mentioned. Reviews welcome.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,550 - Published: 10/18/2011 - Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr. - Complete
Intricacies of an ugly breakup
When a long-term relationship between Randy Orton and OC Eve Sharmouta went back, Randy turned to Hunter for help. A breakup could've signaled a breakdown had there not been a bit of outreach. Reviews welcome.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,171 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2011 - Randy Orton, Triple H - Complete
Drinks With The Boys
One of the newer Smackdown Divas OC Vivian Grey decides to go out for a few drinks with Randy, Ted and Cody. Here's a bit of their night. One-shot.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,314 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Randy Orton - Complete
The Disappearance and Recovering of a Ring Rat
Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase unwittingly witness an abduction. It's something easily unnoticeable, due to the shadowy lives of ring rats. Critiques requested.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,815 - Updated: 10/16/2011 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Ted DiBiase Jr.
Every Night Has A Morning After
The morning after Ted DiBiase and Miranda's explosive night in our story "A Little Vindictiveness: Behind Closed Doors". We weren't going to publish it, but the numbers in the stats require that we do. Reviews are welcome, some words to go with the #s.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,664 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Ted DiBiase Jr.
Pro Ring Rat reviews
An OC with zero moral and ethical standards tries to play Randy Orton for all he's worth. Is he really that stupid? Well, they say men have 2 heads and often think with the wrong one... Chapters 1-4 are the setup. Chapters 5-end: RKO, Cody, Ted, HHH, VKM
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,508 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/3/2011 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes/Stardust - Complete
I'll be your end of days'Understatement of today
Wade Barrett and an OC wake up in a motel room not too far from Titan Towers. Here's their morning after. Reviews welcome.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,556 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/29/2011 - Wade Barrett - Complete
Ring Gear Repartee or RKO's Tights Plight reviews
Randy Orton is having new gear made but has an um, noticeable 'specific issue' he needs addressed with the designer. The new gear might have restraints, but their conversation doesn't! Mentions of Cody, Ted and Santino. Reviews requested!
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,818 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Randy Orton - Complete
Mixed Media Text To Cody from Randy reviews
Yet another look at their phones. Language is a little strong. Reviews are welcome. Brief references to Maria Kanellis and Trish Stratus among other divas.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,585 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Randy Orton - Complete
Planning a Supershow Afterparty reviews
From the view of Cody Rhodes' cellphone, you'll see the texts of who-all replied. Some of it's funny. One-shot. Rated M for language. Reviews are most welcome.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 630 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Randy Orton - Complete
Ladies, Do NOT Let RKO Buy You Anything reviews
That is, if you're the new girlfriend. If you're around awhile, gift giving will get better. But the first one? Let us all bow our heads and cringe. Rated M for language
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 465 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/24/2011 - Randy Orton - Complete
Cody's Birthday '10 Kidnapped by Orton
Where do you think they ended up? Well, obviously not a PG place since it's rated M, lol. Brief mention of Batista within.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,875 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/22/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Randy Orton - Complete
Anger fueled by bad writing
Randy's pissed off when Cody gets hurt at Money In The Bank 2010. Showing a glimpse into their friendship as well.
Wrestling - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,813 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/22/2011 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Randy Orton - Complete
So, A Batista Walks Into A Bar
Dave Batista might be an "STD With Legs", but here's the story of when a certain someone tried to pick him up in a bar, and failed epically. Dave/Courtney Orton. One shot.
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,171 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2010 - Batista - Complete
One of many Make A Wish visits reviews
Cody Rhodes visits the sickest children, and Chris Masters tags along. It's a rewarding experience for both as they make the kids happy and strike up a friendship.
Wrestling - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,772 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust - Complete
When It Hurts So Bad
Randy loses control, could've lost his life, and can only turn to Ric Flair to help. Just like in his Evolution days, he had to turn to the Legend to help him go on...but it's at a steep price. Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Sam and the introduction of Tyler
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,513 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Randy Orton, Ric Flair - Complete
You Can Pick Your Friends, Not Your Family
Randy Orton deals with someone who brings out the very worst in him, and comes dangerously close to showing how dangerous he can be. Language, some violence. Mentions of Eve, Dave Batista and Trish Stratus
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,144 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Randy Orton - Complete
Cody Comes To Tampa reviews
Sidelined with a neck injury, Cody Rhodes has some friends over to hang with him. Later, he and Randy go on a birthday "adventure." Cody, Randy, Layla, Chris Masters
Wrestling - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,039 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Layla - Complete
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