Back at the podium just down from the announce desk and adjacent to the ring Otto Price looks like a child standing next to the brand spankin’ new Premier American Champion, King Kong Frank.
Frank has the belt tucked into the top of his overalls and swaying back and forth with his every erratic movement. Otto finds himself once again with the unenviable task of keeping a microphone close enough to Frank to get an interview, yet far enough away to keep him from trying to eat it.
Wrestling is weird.
Otto Price: I’m here with-
Frank doesn’t appear to be in the mood for small talk.
KKF: Lissin’ here, Otto, I ain’t come out here to yack jaws wit’cha an’ make perty fer the cameras! I came out to let these CLASSIC RASSLIN’ fans get a good look at this here-
Frank yanks belt out of his overalls, pulling loose one of the denim straps in the process. Unbothered by the single-strapped look the Smoky Mountain Savage thrusts the belt up high in the air.
KKF: -’MURICAN CHAMP’NSHIP BELT!
And the crowd goes, well, let’s call it bananas.
KKF: Now I ain’t gon’ lie, that big beefy boy YAMA wadn’t no joke! He can take ‘em just as good as he can give ‘em, but ol’ KAYNG KAWNG FRANK gave him a little more’n I reckon he thought he was gonna get iff’n ya know what I mean!
The Classic fans are no less behind Frank now than they were on the very first night of CLASSIC Wrestling all those months ago. Tonight they are eating right out of the palm of his hand and he loves it.
KKF: Now if I ever learned a daggum thing about fightin’ fer the good ol’ U-S-of-A from my ol’ Granpappy it’s that ever’body in the world is gonna want a shot at the title, an’ there ain’t no good reason not to give it to ‘em if they got the guts enough to try an’ take it!
Otto finally manages to get a few words in.
Otto Price: What’re you gettin’ at, Frank?
KKF: Reckon’ I gots me some unfinished business with that Holo Make feller! And more’n that, I reckon he gots hisself some NEW business with me seein’ how he’s the number one contender to this!
Frank brandishes the red, white, blue, and gold belt with all of the gusto that you’d imagine as he slams it hard onto the top of the podium.
KKF: Well big’un, how ‘bout next week you meet me up in that there rasslin’ ring an’ see if you whip my butt again! They’s a few fellers done whipped me once, boy, but there ain’t daggum NONE what’s ever put me down TWICE!
AN’ YOU BETTER BE READY FOR ME TO BREAK OFF ONE’A MY FOOTS IN YER HIND END, CUZ I AIN’T LETTIN’ THIS HERE ‘MERICAN TITLE GO UNTIL SOMEBODY BEATS ME SO BAD I CAN’T HOLD ON TO IT NO MORE!
- YOU. UNNARSTANNIT???
With that Frank snatches the belt back from the podium and raises it high again for the fans to get a good look at it as he marches around the ring hooting and hollaring and making a general hullabaloo as the show cuts away to your local promotional opportunities!