We cut over to Otto Price who is standing at his podium.
Otto Price: Welcome back Classic Wrestling fans, right now we’ve got a special treat for all of you! What was originally a war of words, has become a war of the weights! We’re all set for the LIFT OFF between Derek Miracle and Chick Grillbreast! I’m going to head outside where we have everything set up, meanwhile here’s a quick reminder of how we got here!
The video cuts to a clip from last weeks show. We see Derek Miracle approach Chicks locker room, followed by the accusations and suspicions he would toss at Chick. An enraged Grillbreast is seen slamming lockers after Derek leaves.
We move back to the studio and we are in fact outside. It’s dark but there are spotlights covering an entire area that’s roped off in the parking lot. Outside about 3 dozen fans line the ropes, hoping to get some good views of the dudes!
Derek Miracle stands shirtless with sweatpants on. Using some kind of stretching device to work on his biceps. Flexing and pulling, he leaves many of the female fans smiling for his attention.
In the middle of the square is a couple sets of free weights along with one bench with a series of weights to be added. From the right side of the screen walks Chick Grillbreast. He’s wearing some very short shorts, and a muscle shirt that has supports thinner than a spaghetti strap shirt. Immediately he’s upset.
Grillbreast: This is it!? This is the best that Classic Wrestling could afford!?
OSV: HEY NOW!
Gruff Myers – Classic Wrestling Commissioner – walks in and puts his finger near the chest of Chick.
Gruff: Listen here! We’re not here to see who has the prettiest weight set….oh no! We’re here to determine who the stronger man is!
The fans around the square hoot and holler.
Gruff: In fact I don’t want any funny business going on. So i’m appointing a special judge for this contest… Thunderbird… Get on out here!
The fans all get very excited when their favorite legend moves into view. He flexes his own guns for the crowd to see as they oooh and ahhh. Gruff takes a step back and Thunderbird steps in between both men.
Howley: Alright gents! This is a classic Lift Off, you should already know the rules but just in case you’re thicker than last Sunday’s newspaper let me refresh ya. First off there will be no fighting. This is not a wrestling match! Secondly, in order for the rep to count, your arms must be fully extended. No bend in those elbows! Finally, let’s all remember, no matter what happens…THUNDERBIRD is the strongest man in Classic Wrestling!
The fans go nuts for the last one, as Chick shoots an angry look at the legend. Derek laughs it off.
Howley: Alright Chick you’re up first! This is one shot each. We’re not doing the best of three here! You can warm up with free weights if you’d like but the only one that counts is the bench!
Already pumping two large free weights Chick confidently tosses them aside. They clang loudly as they bounce off the pavement. Thunderbird checks the weights on each end of the bars to make sure they are secure and to count the weight.
Howley: We’ve racked up 300 lbs. Whoever is able to do the most reps is going to be declared our winner!
Chick lays down on the bench and Thunderbird spots for him. Check rolls his shoulders before getting his hands in place. Derek Miracle is slowly lifting some free weights while he watches on intently.
With a guttural growl, Chick slips the bar off it’s stand. Instantly both ends bend downward slightly. With deep breaths, Chick starts counting off the reps out loud.
Chick: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
After five his words turn to more of a whisper. Thunderbird starts counting out loud now.
Howley: SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN!
Chick is starting to slow down. Each rep is taking a considerable amount of energy at this point.
Howley: ELEVEN! TWELVE! THIRTEEN! FOURTEEN…..FIFTEEN!
Chick reracks the bench bar and sits up quickly. All the blood in his head and neck have turned his face a bright red. With bloodshot eyes and flexing muscles, he screams out loud, letting the last of his testosterone (and a little spittle) fly.
Derek nods impressed before setting his mind to beating Chick. As Grillbreast moves, Miracle takes a seat on the bench before leaning back and straightening himself out.
Howley: Alright, we ready to go?
With a confident nod Derek gets his set underway. He pumps his arms up and down furiously. His pace is slightly faster than that of Chick Grillbreast.
Howley: FOUR! FIVE! SIX!
Derek Miracle doesn’t appear to be slowing, Chick slowly moves from having his arms crossed over his chest to being surprised. After three more reps, he starts to worry.
Howley: EIGHT! NINE! TEN!
Derek slows down a bit, but is still pumping the weights up while controlling his breathing. He closes his eyes and begins to to push with everything he’s got.
Howley: TWELVE! THIRTEEEN! FOURTEEN!
Derek brings the bar down across his chest and with a heavy heave, he’s able to get it up again.
Howley: FIFTEEN! THATS A TIE! ONE MORE AND YOU WIN DEREK!
Chick meanwhile looks panicked. He tries to argue with Thunderbird about one of the reps not counting. No Dice.
Howley: C’mon you can do it….
The crowd starts chanting loudly… DEREK! DEREK! DEREK!
He feeds off of them and begins to push the bar up off his chest.
Chick Grillbreast pushes Thunderbird aside and presses down on the bar with all his weight. Is moves back down against the chest of Derek Miracle. Precariously close to his neck! The fans boo loudly. One has to be restrained from jumping over the roped-off area.
The two men struggle mightily with the bar. Miracle trying to get it off of him, and Grillbreast trying to take out his opponent in this contest.
Finally Thunderbird is able to pry Grillbreast off of Miracle and help him set the bar back up. Thunderbird immediately tries to check on Derek and make sure he’s ok. With Joel’s help, he’s able to sit up and get his breathing back to a normal pace.
From out of nowhere comes Chick Grillbreast. This time he’s got one of the freeweights and uses it to crack Derek Miracle in the back. Miracle falls forward off the bench and onto his stomach on the ground. Grillbreast throws the free weight away and begins to rain stomps down on Derek Miracle.
Grillbreast: I’m bigger than you and you know it!
Thunderbird back up and in for the save, he’s able to grab Grillbreast around the waist and pull him off of Miracle long enough for Security to swarm the scene and break everyone up. Commissioner Gruff Myers is out there coordinating and directing orders.
We fade out as the chaos ends.