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SCP-3144

Item #: SCP-3144

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation webcrawlers are to survey forums dedicated to discussion of professional wrestling and delete any discussions related to discrepancy between perception of any given match or other form of media related to professional wrestling. Agents are to then seize the original poster and evaluate them for induction into Foundation Memetics or other departments that require a high Psychic Resistance Score; if the individual is found unfit or rejects employment, they are to be treated with Class-C amnestics.

Description: SCP-3144 is a mind-altering phenomenon affecting professional wrestling in all of its visible forms (live performances, broadcasts and recorded media) as well as all media documenting the lives of professional wrestlers outside their performances (such as biographies, social media accounts, etc). Population susceptible to SCP-3144 consist of those over the average age of 14, with a Psionic Resistance Index of under ██; those naturally resistant to SCP-3144's effect make up approximately 0.█% of the global population untrained against mind-altering phenomena.

SCP-3144 is primarily observed by the discrepancy perceived in wrestling and wrestling-adjacent media between those in the population susceptible to its effect and those immune to SCP-3144. Those affected by SCP-3144 perceive wrestling matches as considerably less violent than those unaffected, assuming most injuries to be staged and real injuries to be unfortunate, occasional accidents; it is also a widely held belief among those affected by SCP-3144 that the victor of a match is predetermined in the service of a given franchise's ongoing storyline. The narrative fabricated by SCP-3144's effect is consistent amongst all affected by its mind-altering effect, and no discrepancy has been recorded between memories or descriptions of wrestling matches and storylines between those affected.

SCP-3144's effect on wrestling-related media manifests a similar discrepancy: those affected by SCP-3144 perceive professional wrestlers as "breaking character" and describing their relationship with their wrestling partners as actors, up to the point of citing longstanding rivalries in a storyline as close friends when not wrestling. Those unaffected by the anomaly will instead perceive no difference between relationships, personalities and motivations of a professional wrestler as demonstrated during a show and in media by or about wrestlers.

Transcribed collection of media portraying professional wrestling matches or referring to professional wrestling. All media was transcribed twice: first by D-class personnel, all of which have a Psionic Resistance Index of ██, ██ points under the treshold for immunity to SCP-3144; second, by Foundation personnel, all of which have a Psionic Resistance Index of ██ or higher.

Transcrit 3144-1: MKV video file documenting of the main event match of "███████ Frenzy 20██", recorded on April 5, 19██.

Transcript by D-402684.
00:00: Ó█████ G████████, in his guise as the character Cien Caras, enters the stage to the audience's cheers and a custom theme song. After stepping into the ring, he jumps onto a turnbuckle and raises his arms, eliciting louder cheering.
02:12: A loud motorcycle engine is heard. The lights dim, and Cien Caras turns towards the entrance. M███ C████████, in his guise as the character Doom Machine, enters the stage riding a highly customized motorcycle which expels fire out of its mock exhaust fumes.
04:01: The bell rings; Cien Caras and Doom Machine stare at each other for approximately twelve seconds before Doom Machine makes the first move, grappling Cien Caras into the ropes.
07:23: Doom Machine makes the first attempt at pinning Cien Caras. Cien Caras breaks the pin at the 2-count.
12:11: Cien Caras performs a jumping splash from the third rope, then pins Doom Machine. Doom Machine breaks the pin near the 3-count; the crowd gasps audibly.
16:47: Cien Caras accidentally strikes the referee after narrowly missing Doom Machine, then he is hit by Doom Machine, who steps off the ring and procures a folding steel chair.
17:00: Doom Machine strikes Cien Caras in the upper back with the steel chair as the referee recovers.
17:17: Cien Caras recovers in time to kick Doom Machine before he is hit again, making him drop the chair.
18:03: After having knocked Doom Machine down, Cien Caras drags him on top of the steel chair, then performs a jumping splash again. Cien Caras pins Doom Machine; the referee recovers just in time to deliver the 3-count.
18:25: Cien Caras is announced as the victor. The crowd cheers loudly as Cien Caras celebrates. Doom Machine can be seen walking away into the backstage area.
19:30: End of video.

Transcript by Agent Lawler.
00:00: Ó█████ G████████, in his guise as the character Cien Caras, enters the stage to the audience's cheers and a custom theme song. After stepping into the ring, he jumps onto a turnbuckle and raises his arms, eliciting louder cheering.
02:12: A loud motorcycle engine is heard. The lights dim, and Cien Caras turns towards the entrance. M███ C████████, in his guise as the character Doom Machine, enters the stage riding a highly customized motorcycle which expels fire out of its mock exhaust fumes.
04:01: The bell rings; Cien Caras and Doom Machine stare at each other for approximately twelve seconds before Doom Machine makes the first move, lunging for Cien Caras' eyes with his fingers.
07:23: Doom Machine makes the first attempt at pinning Cien Caras. Cien Caras breaks the pin at the 2-count.
12:11: Cien Caras performs a jumping splash from the third rope, then repeatedly stomps on Doom Machine's face. Doom Machine bleeds from his nose. Cien Caras pins Doom Machine. Doom Machine breaks the pin near the 3-count; the crowd gasps audibly.
16:47: Cien Caras accidentally strikes the referee after narrowly missing Doom Machine, then he is hit by Doom Machine, who steps off the ring and procures a folding steel chair.
17:00: Doom Machine strikes Cien Caras in the back of the head as the referee recovers.
17:17: Cien Caras recovers in time to attack Doom Machine with a switchblade he produces from his boot, making him drop the chair.
18:03: After having knocked Doom Machine down, Cien Caras locks his leg inside the steel chair, then jumps on the chair from the third rope. Doom Machine's knee bends to the point of fracture. Cien Caras pins Doom Machine; the referee recovers just in time to deliver the 3-count.
18:25:Cien Caras is announced as the victor. The crowd cheers loudly as Cien Caras celebrates. In the background, Doom Machine can be seen limping away unassisted.
19:30: End of video.

Transcript 3144-2: DVD disc containing an interview with Japanese wrestler T██████ N████ after his retirement. The timestamp dates the video to August 3, 201█.

Transcript by D-690022.
Interviewer: How did S█████ take to the idea of taking your belt at TotalMania?
N████: He hated it. Hated it. We'd been friends for such a long time, and he thought it wasn't fair that I had finally gotten my break and was going to lose it again so soon. It had just been two months.
Interviewer: He-
N████: He was my mentor, you know.
Interviewer: Right.
N████: And he took it up with the company. He went and told them "hey, he works hard, he deserves the belt" and they refused. It's heartbreaking, when you watch it again, he winces a little when people cheer at him, after the pin.
Interviewer: How did he take it when you left the company a year after?
N████: He was already retired by that point, I think. Yeah. He was too sick to keep on, and he just wished me luck and told me to go wherever I needed. I miss him a lot.

Transcript by Junior Researcher Tanahashi.
Interviewer: How did S█████ take to the idea of taking your belt at TotalMania?
N████: He loved it. Bastard. We'd been friends for such a long time, and I finally had my big break, and he was just going to take it from me so soon. It had just been two months.
Interviewer: He-
N████: He was my mentor, you know.
Interviewer: Right.
N████: And he made fun of me every chance he got. "Oh, you worked so hard, and you're gonna miss the belt", he'd go. Locker room, tour bus, wherever. Makes me happy, when I watch it again, and he winces from that huge gash I left on his belly.
Interviewer: How did he take it when you left the company a year after?
N████: He never went back after the injuries I gave him. He was too sick to keep on, and he never returned my calls. I wanted to make fun of him to his face so badly.

Transcript 3144-3: Post made by Mexican wrestler Killer Psicótico posted the night before his title match with Tragafuegos in February 17, 20██ on social media platform Twitter.

Transcript by D-305487.
"Gonna kick your butt again like last time in Arena fella keep your eyes peeled for me KP" (sic)
[Attached file: Digitally scanned black and white photograph of Killer Psicótico standing over Tragafuegos and holding a title belt; blood is visible on the canvas underneath Tragafuegos.]

Transcript by Junior Researcher Huerta.
"Gonna kick your butt again like last time in Arena fella keep your eyes peeled for me KP" (sic)
[Attached file: Digitally scanned black and white photograph of Killer Psicótico standing over Tragafuegos and holding a title belt. Tragafuegos has several knives protruding from his back; blood is visible on the canvas underneath him.]

Incident Report 3144-1: On March 21, 20██, professional wrestler S███ S██████ was injured after taking a fall from the top of a ladder onto the ring's turnbuckles. Foundation agent U█████, embedded in the ████ wrestling promotion as a paramedic, attempted to perform an impromptu surgery after recognizing signs of lethal injury, but was restrained by the rest of the ████ medical team. S███ expired later that night, with the official cause of death reported as exsanguination from internal puncture damage dealt by rib fragments. Agent U██████ was reprimanded for risking a secrecy breach, and is pending reassignment to another project. Agent U██████'s reprimand and reassignment is currently under review by the Ethics Committee.

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