We cut to Otto Price who stands in front of the entrance way with a mic in hand.
Otto Price: Ladies and gentleman, I’d ask you to give a warm welcome to my guest at this time. The man who was victorious in the six man battle royal at Slam-A-Thon
The crowd begins to buzz as it dawns on them who Price is referencing.
Otto Price: …and he is our NEW Premier American Champion. Ladies and gentlemen: FERAL! FREDDY! KILLLLLLLGORE!!!
As the opening riffs to Motley Crew’s “Wild Side” echo through the Classic Studio, the fans rise to their feet with a raucous cheer! “Wild” Kat Diamond walks through the curtain, looking equal parts excited and dangerous per usual. She nods her head in approval at the crowd reaction and then throws her hands back dramatically as if she’s Vana White… and here’s Freddy Kilgore! Even though he’s not competing tonight, he’s dressed in full ring gear with one new accessory: The Premier American Championship is firmly around his chiseled waist!
Kilgore initially walks past Price so that he is in full view of both the fans in the arena and the camera. He cups his hands to his mouth and leans back with a wild and savage HOOOOOOWWWLLL!! The fans on the right side of the arena give him a HOWL right back. He repeats this with the left side and they also respond in kind. Kilgore suddenly walks up so that his face is filling the camera. He un-snaps the PAC from his waist and holds it up into the camera.
Freddy Kilgore: This is for ALL YOU, BABY!
Kilgore walks back to take position standing next to both Otto and Wild Kat. The music fades out, but before Otto can speak, a chant rises up from inside the small arena…
“LET’S GO WILD THANG!” (clap, clap, clap clap clap)
“LET’S GO WILD THANG!” (clap, clap, clap clap clap)
Kilgore raises the title belt to acknowledge the fans’ support and they cheer in response.
Otto Price: Freddy Kilgore! It’s clear the people here are with you coming off your big win at Slam-A-Thon where you outlasted five only men to go down in the record books as the first EVER Premier American Champion.
Price moves the mic over to Kilgore. Papa Wild Thang is so amped he can barely stand still.
Freddy Kilgore: LET ME LAY IT ON YA, OTTO-MAN!
Kilgore hands the belt to Kat so that he can gesticulate wildly with his now free hands.
Freddy Kilgore: At Slam-A-Thon, baby, it was mayhem! It was chaos! It was the exact environment in which Papa Wild Thang thrives, baby! And when all the smoke had cleared, Freddy Kilgore stood alone. The King of the Jungle. The Alpha Predator. The man who now holds the Premier American Championship…
Kilgore taps the belt, now slung over Wild Kat’s rather attractive shoulder. You know – if you’re into that kind of thing.
Freddy Kilgore: And what his belt means is that Freddy Kilgore is ready for battle! I know the score, Otto-Bot: Papa Wild Thang has to defend this belt often and against all comers. And I wouldn’t have it any other way, baby! Classic Wrestling is ripe with warriors, and it’s my job to give them a chance to step up…
Kligore flattens one hand and raises it up in the air… before using his other hand to smack it back down to his side.
Freddy Kilgore: …so I can knock them back down!! This is a message to everybody in the back: if you want the Premier American Championship, you’ve gotta step into the lion’s den, baby! Because Freddy Kilgore is…
The loud sound reverberates around the arena, causing Kilgore to pause mid-sentence. He, Kat, and Otto Price’s attention is drawn to movement to their side, as the wily Sensei Abe Lincoln slinks into frame. With his hands clasped together in front of him, he cackles in slow, drawn out breaths.
Sensei Abe Lincoln: Heh… heh… heh… congratulation Freddy-San… you are new Premier American Champion. Shujin Yama could not think of more appropriate representation of America, mmhmm.
Kilgore’s brow furrows. He visibly puffs himself up and stands between Wild Kat and Lincoln.
Freddy Kilgore: You’re gonna have to be more clear, baby. Say what you mean when addressing Papa Wild Thang.
Sensei Abe Lincoln: Shujin Yama hears you call yourself ‘Wild’. Shujin Yama thinks more appropriate word is ‘primitive’, mmhmm. Shujin Yama thinks that you not true champion, but animal needing to be put down. For the good of America… heh… heh… heh.Kilgore’s eyes bug out.Freddy Kilgore: You talk a big game for such a little man, but I look around here and I don’t see Shujin Yama. So either produce your monster or stop running your mouth before this “animal” puts his fist DOWN your throat, baby.
On cue, the gargantuan frame of Shujin Yama emerges. The camera pans back so that he can even fit on the screen. Stoic, silent, and sinister, he steps behind Lincoln, locking eyes with Kilgore.
Sensei Abe Lincoln: Shujin Yama is here. Shujin Yama is everywhere. Shujin Yama is eternal.
Lincoln looks back to Yama, who continues to stare, unblinking, at Kilgore.
Sensei Abe Lincoln: Shujin Yama has taken vow of silence until Classic Wrestling give him respect he deserves. Shujin Yama wants to start with you. Two weeks time, mmhmm. Shujin Yama wants first shot at Premier American Championship.
Kilgore reaches over, beckoning for the championship belt from Wild Kat. She hands it to him. He holds it high into the air as he steps up to Yama to match his gaze.
Freddy Kilgore: I don’t know why you need this toadie to speak for you, Yama – but if you want a piece of PAPA WILD THANG – ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS ASK! VOW OF SILENCE OR NOT – IT’S ON, BABY! YOU MIGHT BE BIG, YOU MIGHT BE STRONG – BUT IN TWO WEEKS TIME, YOU WILL FEEL THE POWER OF WILD HEART NATION!!
In response, many of the fans let loose their best howls. Kilgore continues to hold the belt high as he and Yama stare daggers into each other.
Sensei Abe Lincoln: Heh… heh… heh… rest assured, Freddy-San, this will be no battle royal, mmhmm. You will have to find way to put Shujin Yama on his back. That… easier said than done…
Lincoln slips off screen, as Yama lingers a second longer, staring down Kilgore, before he departs alongside his associate.
Otto Price: There you have it, folks! On the next episode of Classic Wrestling, Freddy Kilgore will make his first defence of the Premier American Championship against Shujin Yama!