The distinguished voice of Otto Price is heard over footage of serious men doing serious work in a foundry: shaping, cutting and grinding steel bars.
Price: Classic Wrestling is no stranger to violent exchanges. What are wrestling bouts, if not one man trying to impose his will on another through the application of force and cunning?
Onscreen a man with heavy gloves, a fireproof apron and a face shield sands the edges of one of the bars, sending sparks flying towards the camera.
Price: There is a time and place for violence, inside the wrestling ring. But there are times when tempers flare, and the ring cannot contain them. When the rules that constrain a wrestling match are not enough to constrain the men who compete within the ropes. Classic Wrestling has seen this before.
Footage from In Your Haunted House shows Lord Colossus and King Kong Frank whipping each other with chains transitions to footage of Beautiful Bobby Dean cracking Undercover Lover with a loaded sock at Capital Clash before finally returning to King Kong Frank at the same event, in his best red, white and blue face paint, retrieving Old Glory at the end of his Flag Match against Shujin Yama.
Price: At Capital Clash, “All Business” Alex Bruder defeated “Feral” Freaddy Kilgore by disqualification, when Classic Wrestling’s Apex Predator got carried away with a weapon Alex Bruder brought into the match. Perhaps all of the animosity could have stopped there. But Alex Bruder attacked a family that were guests of Freddy Kilgore’s, mocking a young fan and putting hands on that boy’s father.
The corresponding footage plays with Price’s speech.
Price: This did not sit well with Papa Wild Thing.
Perhaps an understatement, as we see cuts of Kilgore viciously attacking Bruder at ringside, in the ring, in the locker room, and in the shower.
Price: Fueled by rage, Freddy Kilgore lashed out, but knew that fire that burned that hot could not sustain forever. A challenge was made…and accepted.
We return to footage of the steel workers welding together the bars that will make up the steel cage, then dissolving into them being sprayed a rich, vibrant blue color.
Price: At ClassicMania, “Feral” Freddy Kilgore will face “All Business” Alex Bruder in Classic Wrestling’s first Steel Cage Match. Surrounded by four tons of steel, made in the heart of Ohio, there will be no room to run and no place to hide. These two men will square off in the ring one final time. One man will win, and one man will lose. But neither man will ever be the same.
Price finishes, and the silence is paired with a graphic for the match: ClassicMania – Kilgore vs Bruder, inside a steel cage. Only on pay-per-view