A bright “Earlier Today” lights up the corner of the screen, where “Big” Joe Geoue is outside of the recently renovated Joe Louis Arena, scurrying as fast as he can to catch up with a dark haired man in a too tight maroon t-shirt, who is intently ignoring him.
Geoue: Alex Bruder, Alex Bruder! Can we get a word with you?
WIth a sigh, “All Business” Alex Bruder turns to face the the persistent “Big” Joe, and glances in a way that suggests that he has more pressing issues.
Geoue: Tonight, you’re facing “Feral” Freddy Kilgore inside of a 15 foot tall steel cage. Do you have any concerns about your match tonight?
Bruder doesn’t wait to respond.
Bruder: Concerns? I’m stepping inside of a steel cage with a wild man, so yeah, I have a few concerns. I’m concerned that after I give Kilgore the beating he’s been begging for, I’m going to have a hard time finding opponents willing to step in the ring with me. I’m concerned about how I’m going to spend the winner’s share of the purse, after I put him down like the dog he is. And I’m concerned that when I’m walking back to the locker room, my head held high while my music is playing, that I won’t be able to hear it over the wailing of every snot nosed “Wild Heart” in the Joe Louis Arena, distraught at the damage I’ve done to their hero..
Bruder pauses, smiles, and pats “Big” Joe on the shoulder. It’s supposed to look friendly. It doesn’t.
Bruder: But mostly, after how “Feral” Freddy Kilgore has hunted me, tracked me, and attacked me for weeks…I’m concerned that I only get to do this to him once.
Alex sneers, and then walks away.