They'll Let Anybody In These Days
(Steve Radder is walking through the lower garage of the CSWA (formerly Merritt) Auditorium toward the stage entrance. A blue duffel bag is over one shoulder, and he is in his street clothes. Finally, he comes to a door where two security guards stand on either side with looks on their face that suggest there is something rank under their noses. A sign on the door says "CSWA Employees Only - Access By Authorization Only".)
GINO: Yo. What you want?
ALVIN: Let him in, Gene. This guy's on the roster, didn't ya get the memo? Don't you recognize him? He used to be Steve Radder. World Champ for a bit.
RADDER: That's right. Outta the way, meathead.
GINO: Who you callin' ...
(Before a brawl can start, Radder takes a deep breath and steps back. ALVIN moves over and holds GINO back. While the two enter a heated discussion, with Gino pointing at him, Radder steps up to the door, running a hand through his hair and letting his air out with a sigh. He puts out his hand to push the door open, and just beneath the cuff of the long-sleeve shirt he is wearing is the tail end of a nasty scar. Radder walks through the door after a momentís hesitation.)