Moss: ClassicMania is just around the corner. It promises to be jam packed with intense, high stakes action. Earlier today, we spoke separately with two men who are prepared to face off in what promises to be the most brutal match in Classic Wrestling history. Let’s hear what “Feral” Freddy Kilgore and “All Businees” Alex Bruder had to say.
The video fires up, and we see Freddy Kilgore is sitting at an angle on the right side of the screen, all muscles and baby oil and face paint. There’s not a hint of a smile on his face – he in fact sits much more stoically than we are accustomed. His eyes are cold.
Kilgore: I didn’t start this. Bruder made this personal. Bruder poked the bear. He’s a man who has left me no choice.
We dissolve to Alex Bruder in the same room at a different time, sitting on the left and scowling.
Bruder: This wasn’t my idea. Locking me up inside a steel cage with that shaved gorilla? But Kilgore didn’t leave me any choice.
Dissolve to Kilgore, leaning forward in his seat, his voice raspier.
Kilgore: He’s a vulture, surviving on the carcasses of another man’s work, and flying away when the predator arrives to claim what is his. I could not let that stand. I WON’T LET THAT STAND!
Dissolve to Bruder, his eyes narrowing.
Bruder: He’s a madman. He was hunting me…hunting me! And for what? Talking to a kid who didn’t even pay for his front row ticket? Giving his dad an honest day’s work?
Dissolve to Kilgore, poised to spring out of the seat.
Kilgore: Bruder doesn’t think the laws of the wild apply to him. That he can escape facing judgment. Facing consequences. He believes himself to exist outside the natural order – he believes himself to be an agent of chaos. He wants chaos? IN THE CAGE I’LL GIVE HIM ALL THE CHAOS HE CAN HANDLE, BABY.
Dissolve to Bruder, his pace slowing and his voice calming.
Bruder: He wants to end this. And he thinks that a steel cage will do it?
Dissolve to Kilgore standing now.
Kilgore: For months, Papa Wild Thang has thought of nothing but Alex Bruder. How to find him. How to hurt him. How to make him pay. I have become a man possessed – and that fury only grows every time Bruder proves himself both a coward and a twisted shell of a man. His actions drew this out of me. He made me what I am. And what happens in the cage… is his fault.
Pap Wild Thang pauses before snarling his next words.
Kilgore: He’s going to regret that.
Dissolve to Bruder, eyes dead, lips barely moving.
Bruder: He wants to hurt me, and inside the cage, he can do whatever he likes without being disqualified. I’m a results oriented guy, though. Inside the cage, every dirty trick, every cheap shot that I know are as clean as a hiptoss or a headlock.
Bruder contemplates for a second.
Bruder: And I know a lot of dirty tricks.
Dissolve to Kilgore pacing in the room, trapped like the animal he is. Fade back to Bruder, motionless except for the subtle rise and fall of his chest as he breathes.
Bruder: This is what he wanted. We end this at ClassicMania.
An abrupt cut to Kilgore, his face in the camera.
Kilgore: Chaos! Violence! I’ll give him what he wants! And I’ll end him! At ClassicMania!
We return to Howley and Moss at the announcers’ table.
Howley: I’ve seen some vicious fights in my career, but these two men, trapped inside a steel cage? Folks, you are in for something else.
The match graphic, featuring both men in fighting poses and inside a thick blue steel cage appears on the screen. ClassicMania: Freddy Kilgore vs. Alex Bruder inside a STEEL CAGE! Moss’ voice can be heard over the graphic.
Moss: Neither man is willing to back down, and at ClassicMania, neither man can. Tickets in the arena are sold out. Call your cable or satellite provider today!